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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dark magic meets dark passions as Rowena embarks on another adventure in Book 2 of Land's End

Rowena_and_the_Dark_Lord-600 brightTUESDAY'S REVOLVING BOOK is the fantasy/time travel comedy/romance ROWENA AND THE DARK LORD by Melodie Campbell. (Book 2 in the Land's End series)

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rowena-Dark-Lord-Lands-ebook/dp/B00CIZZS70

Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/rowena-and-the-dark-lord-land-s-end-series-book-2

itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rowena-dark-lord-lands-end/id682933777?mt=11

Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rowena-and-the-dark-lord-melodie-campbell/1115222998

Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/339169

SYNOPSIS

Dark magic…dark passions….

When Rowena is abducted back to medieval Land’s End, one thing is clear: she must learn to control her powers of magic. It isn’t easy being a modern girl in an archaic land, and when Rowena accidentally conjures up a Roman Legion in mid-battle, Land’s End is on the brink of a war that could jeopardize everything and everyone she loves.

The stakes are raised when the Dark Lord reappears and traps Rowena in a cyclone of lust and passion. Once again, she is torn between the man she loves and the mage who fires her desire.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melodie Campbell

Billed as Canada’s “Queen of Comedy" by the Toronto Sun (Jan. 5, 2014), Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich.

Winner of nine awards, including the 2014 Derringer (US) and the 2014 Arthur Ellis (Canada) for The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books), Melodie has over 200 publications, including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and seven novels.

Melodie got her start writing stand-up. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. Her first book, Rowena Through the Wall, was an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller (All books) in Sept. 2014.

Melodie has a commerce degree from Queen’s University, but it didn’t take well. She has been a bank manager, college instructor, marketing director, comedy writer and possibly the worst runway model ever. These days, Melodie is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

CONNECT WITH MELODIE ONLINE:

www.melodiecampbell.com
@melodiecampbell
facebook.com/melodiecampbellauthor

Blog tour being organized! Info will be posted on www.melodiecampbell.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

A spooky YA paranormal that will leave you on the edge of your seat! (The Possession by J.D. Spikes)

Secret Journals Posession 1400x2100Today's Sneak Peek is from the YA paranormal The Possession by Lachesis author J.D. Spikes.
 
WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
Daphne Wentworth is almost seventeen, definitely a red head, and most likely the tallest girl in her class, which is awkward to say the least when it comes to dating boys in her school. But she doesn’t have to worry about school for the next two months since she’s spending the summer at her aunt Dwill’s lighthouse in Maine. What she does have to worry about is seeing ghosts in the lighthouse cemetery, having strange dreams, and hearing the voices of star-crossed lovers who lived two-hundred years ago. And then there’s a local boy named Zach Philbrook who works for her aunt. He’s too gorgeous for his own good. He’s also very tall, with midnight black hair, and the most beautiful indigo blue eyes Daphne has ever seen. Zach is treated like an outcast by the local teens in town. He’s Micmac and therefore not “one of the gang”. Daphne can’t help being drawn to his strength, especially considering that he’s had to live his entire life dealing with ignorance. But the local teens aren’t the only trouble-makers in town. As Zach and Daphne get closer, the lighthouse ghost lovers begin haunting them. When Daphne and Zach try to figure out how to fight them, the spirits get bolder and more dangerous.

EXCERPT:
The cemetery wasn’t far and wasn’t scary. Not to me. Just a scattering of old stones with ancient memories written on them. People long gone to another life and no one here who remembers them.
I dropped my canvas shoulder bag of goods on the ground near the gate. Wrought iron and rusted, it leaned into the cemetery boundaries at a precarious angle. Thank God I didn’t have to push it open . . . I’d have probably landed on the ground with a rusted spiral in my gut. This place was unfamiliar to me, except in passing. Though I’d known of the cemetery’s existence, I’d never gone in. I had too much to do in the land of the living for my short time here. No one ever came out here, so what difference did the overgrowth make? Aunt begged to differ and insisted I clean the place up. The lighthouse was two hundred years old this summer, she reminded me, and the cemetery belonged to the lighthouse. So, on a bright June day, I found myself alone in a somewhat decrepit cemetery in a clearing in the woods. I made my way around the ancient stones in an attempt to put off the start of my project. Most were upright and clear enough of the tangle of brush that a portion of the inscription could be read. One small stone, nearly buried in the overgrown grass at the north corner, caught my eye. I flattened enough of the green to reveal the single word Sarah, and beneath it Age 3 Months. Sadness flashed through me, unexpectedly. There were babies buried here? I slipped the hand pruners from my back pocket where I’d stuck them and carefully snipped the grass down in front of the headstone. I pulled viney growth from the top corner of the stone, revealing a W. and a P. Sarah W.P. My hand cramped as I diligently snipped away at the grass, clearing the plot. The screech of the gate would have warned me . . . had the gate been in better repair. With its useless tilt, however, I never heard him coming. The bag dropping next to me on the mixed pile of living and dead debris announced his presence. I flipped to the side, tripping myself with my legs, but managed to keep the pruners in front of me. I pointed them into the air in front of my face. Blue-black eyes studied me, one hand hooked into his pants pocket by the thumb, the other paused in front of him, fingers splayed where it had dropped the bag. In books you always read about these moments. Crickets clicked, or birds called, or someone’s watch ticked, marking time. Maybe all three. In real life, the only thing you really hear until you recognize that person is your own heavy breathing, that being indicative of the fact that you are in the middle of nowhere with no possible help nearby. So how do you protect yourself from something that isn’t really there?

Like what you've read? You can get your copy of The Possession by J.D. Spikes right here or on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or ARe
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Can her love save him from a haunted past? (Regency Historical romance New Release!)

Beauty and the Earl b 453x680Today I want to tell you about a new release, here at Lachesis Publishing - Beauty and the Earl by Patricia Grasso. It's a twist on the old fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast". I had a wonderful time working on it with Patricia. It's a revised edition of  To Love A Princess. But Patricia added even more magic to this new edition. And don't you just love the cover? I adore it! LeeAnn Lessard and our cover artist Laura Givens did an outstanding job. Beauty and the Earl is part of a lovely new series that we're calling the Lords of Stratford. This is book 2 in the series but it is a stand-alone so you can read it and enjoy it on its own. We'll be releasing book 1 Enchanting the Duke very soon! 

I know you're going to love Beauty and the Earl as much as I do. Have a great weekend and happy reading! :)

Beauty and the Earl

Book 2 ~ Lords of Stratford Series

A princess in danger . . .

Princess Amber Kazanov needs a husband. She flees her native Russia and takes refuge in England with her cousin Prince Rudolf Kazanov and his English wife. Prince Rudolf knows only one man who has the power and strength to protect his cousin. Arriving with Amber at the Earl of Stratford's home, Rudolf makes the earl an outrageous proposition.

A broken man grieving for his dead wife . . .

Miles Montgomery, the Earl of Stratford, wants to be left alone. Since losing his beloved wife in a fire, Miles has sat in the dark and waited for his own death. Until the day a beautiful princess walks into his home seeking marriage and the protection of his name. Amber's beauty attracts Miles, but her courageous heart shakes him to his core.
Drawn to Miles, Princess Amber sees beneath his masked scars and gruff exterior. Her love persuades him to push his bitterness aside and truly live and love again. Can Miles keep Amber safe when her enemies arrive in England? Or will his past return to haunt them?

You can buy Beauty and the Earl by Patricia Grasso right here.
You can also buy it on amazon.

Connect with Patricia Grasso online on her web site and on facebook
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Adult Continuity Series Set in the Canadian Rockies

by Cathryn Fox

What do you get when you combine six authors, a laptop, and a stack of ideas as high as the Rocky Mountains?  A brand new Summer Lovin’ continuity series set in the Canadian Rockies, of course!



Cathryn Fox kicks things off on July 7th with CRASHING DOWN, the first of six stories with each book releasing two weeks apart.



“I must say, I’m very excited about the entire series.  Not only do we have characters making appearances in each others’ stories, and a beautiful mountain resort as the backdrop, these books have everything readers love in the New Adult genre: love, sex, angst, betrayal and pain.  I’ve written over fifty books and I’m often asked which is my favorite.  It’s a hard question to answer, but I must say CRASHING DOWN is at the top of the list.  I didn’t hold any punches with my tortured hero, Noah.  I let him act the way any twenty-one year old emotionally wrecked guy would act, and I really hope my readers come away loving him as much as I do.”

Audra North follows on July 21st with LOSING IT, and here’s what she has to say about the collaboration.



“I was so excited when Cathryn and Jan invited me to be a part of the Summer Lovin’ series. Not only did I get to collaborate with two writers whom I already knew and loved; I got to know new authors, as well! It’s funny, because I thought of our group a lot as I was writing my story, LOSING IT. The heroine, Emery, is afraid to get close to others because she has a lot of trust issues. As a result, she doesn’t have any friends, and her life is pretty lonely. Definitely not like the fun, chatty group of authors in the Summer Lovin’ series! Luckily, Ryan, the hero, teaches her how important it is to open up and let others in. It can lead to wonderful opportunities!”


Next up is Renee Field.  LOVING LIES releases on August 4th.




“It’s so cool that the Summer Lovin’ series is a mix of Canadian and American authors.  It truly gives us a unique flare when it comes to writing new adult romance. With our diverse backgrounds, ranging from marketing, nursing, journalism, editing and finance, we all bring something new and unique to the table, and I can honestly say it’s been a pleasure to brainstorm, and work with these talented ladies. There wasn’t a diva amongst us, and when we ran into scheduling conflicts, we were all willing to make changes to accommodate each other. While writing LOVING LIES, I fell in love with Blake, a young man just finishing his university degree and trying to find his way in life while making it rich only to discover that love and life’s lessons have a way of derailing those set goals.”


Jan Meredith releases on August 18th with TAMING TESS.




“Collaborating with these wonderful women on the Summer Lovin’ series had been a blast as well as a blessing. You never know when or how you’ll meet someone who will become important to you. You could be next door neighbors, or live hundreds of miles apart, but if Fate wants you together, she will find a way and you may as well sit back and enjoy the ride. Cathryn and I met during NaNoWriMo in November of 2012 and became critique partners and although we’ve never physically met, we’ve become great friends. In TAMING TESS, Tess travels from Nashville, TN to Canada, and Stone Cliff Resort to escape her past only to find a former soldier from Montana with a wounded soul searching for a moment of peace. What they find may change their life forever.”                                                                                                              

Lilly Cain follows on September 1st with SURVIVING NIKKI, and the series came at just the right time for her to return to daily writing.




“New Adult is a breath of fresh air; it’s jumping back into writing without a parachute! When we first talked about writing the series I found the whole thing fascinating – how we could write our own books yet tie them together with theme and setting. I couldn’t wait to get started on SURVIVING NIKKI. And it’s been fun, meeting some new authors and working with a few (Cathryn, Renee and Sara) who I’ve known for a while. Doing what you love is so good and it shows in the end product.”


Last but not least Sara Hubbard releases SAVING SULLIVAN on September 15th.




“Speaking of diva’s,” Sara says, “There is one member in the group, (who’s name we shall not speak of, but it starts with a C!) that insisted I change the name of my heroine because she didn’t like it. I didn’t mind, because the book was so much fun to write, sneaking bits in to match up with the previous plots and falling in love with my hero. Since four of us have known each other for a while, writing together was comfortable, but I’ve found great new friends in Jan and Audra. It’s been an experience to share laughter over the Internet in a group where despite our distances and our different backgrounds we share a commonality in the love of romance. And now I get to share SAVING SULLIVAN, a story that I love, with everyone else!”

The authors of Summer Lovin’ have a contest going on - find out more at Cathryn Fox's blog here

Please sign up for the Summer Lovin' facebook page where the authors are holding contests and talking about their series.  https://www.facebook.com/SummerLovinNewAdultRomance

For more information about the Summer Lovin’ authors please visit their websites!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Is that a broadsword on your belt, or are you just glad to see me? Check out Tuesday's saucy/sexy Revolving Book!

Rowena200TUESDAY'S REVOLVING BOOK is the time travel/fantasy romance (comedy) ROWENA THROUGH THE WALL by Melodie Campbell (BOOK 1, LAND'S END series).
WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Rowena-Through-Wall-Expanded-ebook/dp/B007B4Q868



itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rowena-through-wall-expanded/id699387362?mt=11

Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rowena-through-the-wall-melodie-campbell/1103948449?ean=2940045246057

Smashwords http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/351683

Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/books/rowena-through-the-wall-expanded-editi/BOgKHlqLe0KUJSnX100hCA?MixID=BOgKHlqLe0KUJSnX100hCA&PageNumber=1

BOOK TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pJCwQF1rXg

SYNOPSIS
“Is that a broadsword on your belt, or are you just glad to see me?”

When Rowena falls through her classroom wall and lands in a medieval world, she doesn’t count on being kidnapped ―not once, but twice, dammit― and the stakes get higher as the men get hotter. Unwanted husbands keep piling up, but that doesn’t stop her from falling for the wrong brother. Not only that, she has eighteen year old Kendra to look out for and a war to prevent. Good thing she can go back through the wall when she needs to.
Or can she?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melodie Campbell

Billed as Canada’s “Queen of Comedy" by the Toronto Sun (Jan. 5, 2014), Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich.

Winner of nine awards, including the 2014 Derringer (US) and the 2014 Arthur Ellis (Canada) for The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books), Melodie has over 200 publications, including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and seven novels.

Melodie got her start writing stand-up. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. Her first book, Rowena Through the Wall, was an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller (All books) in Sept. 2014.

Melodie has a commerce degree from Queen’s University, but it didn’t take well. She has been a bank manager, college instructor, marketing director, comedy writer and possibly the worst runway model ever. These days, Melodie is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

REVIEWS:

ROWENA THROUGH THE WALL: Amazon Top 100 Bestseller, All books! Sept.2014
"A hot, hilarious, romantic fantasy that enthralls you from the first line. If you enjoy Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, you'll adore Rowena and her riotous romps in an alternate world…" ―Midwest Book Review, Betty Dravis, author of Dream Reachers

"Time-travel romance with a rollicking sense of humour...A new dimension of romance in a parallel universe." ―Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain

"Filled with brutal, sword-swinging danger, yet sexy and funny, you'll be rooting for Row as she uses her head to stay alive and her heart to find love." ―Kelsey Lewis, author of Hot and Bothered

"Multi-published author, Melodie Campbell is a talented story teller. Her award-winning short stories pack a powerful punch and her alternate world fantasy novel, Rowena Through the Wall, is a rollicking, sexy romp through time." ―Dee Lloyd, award-winning author of Out of Her Dreams

"Rowena through the Wall is a wild ride of fantasy, with a lusty lady who male readers will wish had walked through a wall to them." ―Mark Alldis, former editor Distant Suns fantasy magazine

"Rowena is the most interesting, unique fictional character to come along since Lisbeth Salander. She is smart, witty, raunchy and down-to-earth...I can't wait for Book Two!" ―Cathy Astolfo, author of Seventh Fire

short snippets:
“Total escape! Bawdy Lusty & Fun”
"It’s Game of Thrones Lite "
“Perfect blend of romance, sex, comedy, adventure”
“Castles and swordfights, fun, sexy & dangerous love”
“Hot and hilarious”
“A cross between Diana Gabaldon & Janet Evanovich”
"hot, steamy, seductive and hilarious"

CONNECT WITH MELODIE ONLINE:
www.melodiecampbell.com
@melodiecampbell
facebook.com/melodiecampbellauthor
Blog tour being organized! Info will be posted on www.melodiecampbell.com