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Friday, July 11, 2014

[Book Tour] Winter in the Soul by Jennifer Novotney #Rejection guest post



Blurb:

In a world divided by power and greed, seventeen-year-old Lilika harbors an intense desire to return to Winter in the Soul, the place her family left to escape the darkness that was manifesting from a coldness of the soul.

When she meets Talon, their connection is evident right from the start, and together they travel through the Black Kingdom to recover Lilika’s stolen locket. And in search of an answer to the mystery behind Winter in the Soul.

Lilika holds the key to stopping the darkness from spreading. The fate of their world lies in her hands. Will she stop the Black Kingdom before its darkness overtakes them all, or will they succumb to the darkness that is spreading across the land?

Release Date: July 15, 2014




High Goals and Writer Rejection

As a writer, my work has been rejected. It's just a fact of life. I once heard that if you're not getting rejected on a daily basis, then your goals are not high enough. I'd like to think that's true in my case. Even if you're not a writer, yet you have high aspirations, rejection is imminent.

Here's why I don't let rejections stop me. Some people just like to say no. I know that sounds silly, but it's true. I've been teaching English for eleven years. When I was in school to get my teaching credential, one of my professors, who was also a veteran teacher, had some words of advice. He told me that whenever a student asks to use the restroom, always say no. If they ask again, tell them to wait. If they ask a third time during the same class period, then they probably really have to go and I should let them, but not before rejecting them a couple of times first. For some reason, even all these years later, that story has always stuck with me. Here was a professor teaching us to say no without even thinking about the individual situations.

As a writer, I've experienced rejections. Most writers have. I recently read two stories about authors who couldn't get an agent, couldn't find a publisher, but went on to be successful anyway. Both of these authors hit #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list all on their own. After their manuscript was rejected by literary agents and publishers, they just said forget it and did it themselves.

These stories give me hope. They make me realize that just because I get rejected or someone says "no" to me doesn't mean my work isn't good. It just means that my goals are high.

I learn from rejections, each and every one. If I get personal, specific feedback, I take a good hard look at my work. If it's true, I learn and grow. If it's not, I move on. That's really all I can do with a rejection. The other thing I do is keep writing. Just because one manuscript didn't catch an agent's eye, doesn't mean another one won't. I'm young. I have tons of stories in my head just waiting to be written. I am not done evolving and learning as a writer. I don't think I will ever be done. I continue to learn, create, and write.
Sure, the initial sting of a rejection might hurt, but in the long run, it's not important. It only takes one yes and sometimes, that's what keeps me going.

I aim high, know that rejection is a part of the process, and keep going anyway. That's what I've always done and my first book, Winter in the Soul, comes out this month. I've been writing my whole life, but I only just started pursuing publication seriously last year and already my dreams are coming true. I can't wait to see what this year brings.



Author Bio:
Jennifer Novotney was born in Burbank, California and lived in Los Angeles for most of her life until settling in North Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. She attended California State University, earning a bachelors degree in journalism, and Northern Arizona University, earning a masters degree in English. After college, she spent several years writing and teaching, including at Pennsylvania State University.

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Giveaway:
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[Book Blast] Dreams of Perfection by Rebecca Heflin #giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Rebecca will be awarding an author-graphed ebook to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter. Click the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

What if perfection isn’t truly perfect?

Best-selling romance writer, Darcy Butler, is holding out for perfection in the form of her own carefully-crafted heroes. Once blissfully engaged to be married, Darcy’s post-traumatic commitment phobia is depriving her of the very thing she wants most: her very own happily-ever-after. Now, here she is just six months shy of her thirtieth birthday, and not a Prince Charming in sight.

Successful lawyer, Josh Ryan, is the boy-next-door with a soft spot for the less fortunate, and Darcy’s best friend without benefits. Darcy often comes to him lamenting her love-life, or the lack thereof, whereupon Josh patiently doles out his sage advice. Problem is Josh is in love with Darcy.

But when Darcy finds herself looking into the handsome face of the man who graces the cover of her soon-to-be-released novel, she’s convinced her dreams of perfection have come true. Or have they?

About the Author:
Rebecca Heflin is an award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women's fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job as a practicing attorney.

Rebecca is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, and Florida Writers Association. She and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.

Awards:

2013 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Winner (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Virginia Romance Writers Holt Medallion Award of Merit (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Georgia Romance Writers Published Maggie Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Shooting Star Award (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Wisconsin Romance Writers Write Touch Readers' Awards Finalist (The Promise of Change)
2011 Royal Palm Literary Awards Finalist (The Promise of Change)

Website: http://www.rebeccaheflin.com/wordpress/
Blog: http://www.rebeccaheflin.com/wordpress/blog/
Twitter: @RebeccaHeflin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaHeflinBooks

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Monday, June 30, 2014

[Blog Tour] Full Exposure by Sara Jane Stone w/ Guest Post: A Different Kind of Alpha Male


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No touching allowed …

After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn't stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.

Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?








GUEST POST

Soldiers, Cowboys, and  . . . Loggers? A Different Kind of Alpha Hero 

There was a day about twelve months ago when I stared at the cursor on the blank page wondering if I should post a plea for help on Facebook.  Wanted: one good-guy, Alpha hero for Georgia Trulane, a strong heroine who served her country and now craves adventure—and sex.

Instead of begging my Facebook friends and fans for help, I began typing. 

Georgia Trulane walked into the kitchen wearing a purple bikini, hoping and praying for a reaction from the man she’d known practically forever. Seated at the kitchen table . . .

Who was seated at the table?  A soldier?  No, my heroine was a twenty-something veteran who was struggling to readjust to life after her time at war.  A cowboy?  I love the mental image of a man in a Stetson mounted on a big horse as much as the next girl, but it didn’t feel right.  And then it clicked.  I’d found my hero.

Seated at the kitchen table, Eric Moore, her brother’s best friend, now her boss since she’d taken over the care of his adopted nephew until he found another live-in nanny, studied his laptop as if it held the keys to the world’s greatest mysteries. Unless the answers were listed between items b and c on a spreadsheet about Oregon timber harvesting, the screen was not of earth-shattering importance. It certainly did not merit his full attention when she was wearing an itsy-bitsy string bikini.

Yes, Eric Moore was a logger.  These days he spent more time in the office wearing suits.  But when a forest fire threatens, he is out there with his crew wielding a chainsaw.  And he is a good man.  A hero who would think twice about getting involved with his friend’s little sister, especially knowing that she was struggling with PTSD. 

Once I had written the first paragraph—and found my hero—the rest of the story flowed.  Eric Moore’s world shaped much of the external plot, adding the fire and a potentially disastrous investigation into the flames’ origin into the mix.  And Georgia’s struggle with her memories from war, her nightmares, and the fears that she wished she could ship back to Afghanistan, drove their internal conflicts. 

By the time I typed the final words of the book, I had fallen in love with my good-guy logger hero, who turned out to have some emotional hang ups of his own.  (Don’t they all:) But after a few twists and turns—and some very steamy interludes—Eric and Georgia found they’re happy ever after.  Still, I wondered if readers would raise an eyebrow at logger hero.  Or maybe it is time for Alpha-logger heroes to take their place alongside the soldiers, cowboys, and yes, even the billionaire tycoons.

What is your favorite type of Alpha hero?       



After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.








Monday, June 2, 2014

[Blog Tour] Rules of Survival by Jus Accardo #giveaway

Book Title: Rules of Survival
Author: Jus Accardo


Tagline: If you want to survive, you have to follow the rules
Book Synopsis: Mikayla Morgan is wanted for her mother's murder. She's been on the run for almost a year now, avoiding not only the police but the real killer. Tired of running and desperate to clear her name, she breaks one of the most sacred rules: never return to the scene of the crime.
Every bounty hunter on the Eastern Seaboard is after the Morgan girl—but Shaun Denver and his partner snagged her. She's a piece of work, and Shaun can't decide if he wants to kiss her or kill her. When things take a sharp turn south, Shaun does the only thing he can think of to keep her close—he handcuffs them together.
As the danger mounts and the killer closes in, the chemistry between them threatens to explode. Shaun and Kayla will need to break all the rules if they hope to get out of this alive.
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Author Bio:
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.
Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.


Giveaway Info:

$15 Amazon Gift Card

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

[Release Day] Tur and Elsker by ST Bende #Giveaway #Ull

Title: Tur
Series: The Elsker Saga #0.5
Author: S.T. Bende
Genre/Age Range: Paranormal, Romance, New Adult
Release Date: May 29, 2014
Goodreads Link: http://tinyurl.com/kmnttof

Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory. 

Some things are worth fighting for.


Title: Elsker
Series: The Elsker Saga #1
Author: S.T. Bende
Genre/Age Range: Paranormal, Romance, New Adult
Release Date: May 29, 2014
Goodreads Link: http://tinyurl.com/lo4y6oz

You don’t win the heart of an immortal assassin without making a few enemies along the way. 

Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest to goodness Norse God - an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms. Her orderly life just got very messy. 

Links: Website + Facebook + Twitter + Goodreads

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the ELSKER series. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.

You can follow ST Bende on Twitter @stbende, or send an e-mail to stbende@gmail.com.


WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING: 

The Amazon bestselling New Adult Paranormal Romance series inspired by Norse mythology and featured in USA Today.

"The characters will leave an imprint on your heart and mind for a long time to come." -Lisa (Bound by Books)

"Bende takes classic bits of Norse mythology and throws in original elements to create her own tasty Nordic blend... I'll definitely be checking out the sequel!" -Bookalicious Reviews

"One of my favorite books of the year." -White Zin Bookends

"Action packed with a heart pounding romance!" -Curse of the Bibliophile


"This book was nearly impossible to put down and I'm dying for the sequel!" -Brittany and Bianca Blab Books (now BiblioBelles)





Tuesday, May 6, 2014

[Book Tour] Wingmen Warriors by Catherine Mann #giveaway

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Today is my blog tour stop during the Wingmen Warriors blog tour by Catherine Mann. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs the whole month May on weekdays only, you can view the whole tour schedule here.

So far the Wingmen series contains 14 books, view all books in the series here.

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Grayson’s Surrender (Wingman Warriors #1) and Taking Cover (Wingman Warriors #2)
by Catherine Mann

Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Age category: Adult
Blurb:
See how it all started with the first two books in Catherine Mann’s RITA Award winning “Wingmen Warriors” series!

***This 2-in-1 is available in print only. If you wish to order the books digitally, they must be ordered individually.***

GRAYSON’S SURRENDER: Flight Surgeon Grayson Clark and NGO worker Lori Rutledge shared a passionate summer full of promise and ultimately heartbreak. After his turbulent childhood, Grayson knows well he’s ill-equipped to offer Lori the security she craves. But Grayson can’t escape Lori’s allure when they’re paired on a military rescue operation to an overseas orphanage. When one heart-tugging orphan charms her way into Lori’s life and Grayson’s heart, Lori and Grayson discover a new understanding of family – and a free-falling surrender to love.

TAKING COVER: Battle lines are drawn when Flight Surgeon Kathleen O’Connell temporarily grounds Captain Tanner Bennett from flying combat. No way does Tanner plan to watch his crew from the sidelines. Not that he has a choice, thanks to by-the-rules Kathleen and his ground duty assignment to investigate a crash. When Kathleen is teamed with him in the investigation, they’re both diving for cover as they battle an attraction ready to detonate!


You can find the 2-in-1 book Grayson's Surrender and Taking Cover on Goodreads

You can buy this 2-in-1 book Grayson’s Surrender and Taking Cover here:
- Amazon
- B&N

You can also buy them separately. Grayson’s Surrender:
- Amazon
- B&N
- Kobo
- Harlequin

Taking Cover:
- Amazon
- B&N
- Kobo
- Harlequin

TAKING COVER is a RITA Award winning novel.

Here are some review quotes:

This is Grade ‘A’ writing at it’s finest.” –Escape to Romance

“Catherine Mann is a shining star with her Wingman Warriors … right up there with Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna!” –Reader To Reader Reviews

“Catherine Mann is a major talent…Don’t miss out on her first books and the start of a series that will have romance readers enthuse over a bright new star. ” –A Romance Review

“Catherine Mann’s first novel in the “Wingmen Warriors” is a must-read … written with sophistication, vitality and depth.” –The Best Reviews

“Catherine Mann has masterfully created very real characters and placed them in a deeply emotional conflict in GRAYSON’S SURRENDER, a warm story about the birth of a family.” –Romantic Times 4 stars

“Hot damn! The Air Force is flying into town on the wings of Catherine Mann’s fabulous new series, Wingmen Warriors… Get ready to lose your hearts to these men who pack a powerful punch to your emotions.” –Reader To Reader Reviews

“A powerfully told tale that all readers will treasure, GRAYSON’S SURRENDER comes very highly recommended.” –Word Weaving

The launch of the Wingmen Warriors series, GRAYSON’S SURRENDER starts off with rip-roaring vivacity and ends with an entirely satisfying conclusion, complete with emotionally touching pages in between. –Romance Reviews Today

“Catherine Mann’s impeccable knack for creating explosive situations, passionate encounters and combining them in the fascinating military world make her an author that you will not want to miss!” –The Romance Reader’s Connection

“Grab it up as fast as you can because it’s a keeper.” –Escape to Romance Reviews

“A dangerous mission and a passionate romance! TAKING COVER is a worthy addition to Ms. Mann’s series and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.” –The Word on Romance

“For an exciting book with true-to-life characterization, TAKING COVER is an experience not to be missed!” –Romance Reviews Today


Catherine author pictureAbout the Author:
USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann and RITA Award winner, Catherine writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, and Sourcebooks, With over two million books in print in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated five RITA finals, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. A former theater school director and university instructor, she holds a Master’s degree in Theater from UNC-Greensboro and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts: Theater (with minors in both English and Education) from the College of Charleston. Catherine and her flyboy husband live on the Florida coast where they brought up their 4 children – and still have 5 four-legged, furry “children” (aka pets). Catherine is an active volunteer with her local Humane Society, serving on their Board of Directors and fostering puppies and special needs dogs (she stopped counting at a hundred). She recently checked off a major item on her “bucket list” by completing the hands-on training for the Florida State Animal Rescue Coalition. Catherine enjoys hearing from her readers and can be found online daily. To receive an autographed bookmark, send a SASE to: P.O. Box 6065, Navarre, FL 32566

You can find and contact Catherine here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Pinteres
- Blog
- Newsletter


GIVEAWAY! 
At each blog stop, Catherine will give away one paperback copy of the winner's choice. Comment below for a chance to win!  (US & Canada only please)


Monday, April 28, 2014

[Relaunch] The Best Man by Ana Blaze #giveaway



You can’t keep a good man down.
You certainly can’t keep THE BEST MAN down!

I’m excited to announce the relaunch of The Best Man by Ana Blaze. Back and better than ever with a fabulous new cover, The Best Man is a humorous, contemporary romance about bad first impressions and undeniable chemistry.


Available now in e-book or audiobook!

The Best Man
Ana Blaze
Contemporary Romance Novella
Steamy

Beth Chase is too busy planning perfect weddings to worry about the lack of action in her own love life. But if she was looking for a man, she wouldn’t be looking at Colin Pratt. Her boss swears that Best Man Colin is a quiet scholar and science fiction writer who couldn’t possibly cause a fuss at his own brother’s wedding. He’s clearly never met the man in question.
Snarky, sexy and more than a little inebriated, Colin is the final obstacle between Beth and the last perfect wedding she needs to make partner. Of course, when she helps him into a taxi at the end of the night she has no idea that he’s only just begun to poke holes in her professional exterior. Colin might have the skills to seduce a romance professional, but can he convince her that he’s the best man to share her happy ever after?


About the Author

Ana lives just outside Washington, DC, with her very supportive husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian food, Ikea, and cooking. Before settling down as a writer, Ana was an elementary school teacher, a preschool teacher, a camp counselor, a waitress, a research assistant, a canoe tour guide, and one glorious summer during college she spent eight hours a day placing stickers inside library books so they would be part of the fancy new automated checkout system. She won't say which job she liked best.

Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.




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