The Release of Elizabeth York’s Water Wishes

Hello, fellow book lovers!

January 6, 2016, was a bittersweet day for Elizabeth York. She finished The Water Series and released the highly anticipated Water Wishes, concluding Candice and Jaxson’s story. How did this heart wrenching, hot book boyfriend having, suspenseful thriller end? You have to get your own copy to find out. And you can do it while it’s on sale for $0.99.

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How about a little blurb to remind you of what you’re missing?

Candice Carson, was a best-selling author, who thought she had found her happily ever after. She found a great guy in, Jaxson Monroe, and married him. But her deceased fiancé, who was never dead, walked into the church and ruined her plans.

Jaxson Monroe, a NYPD detective, knew that Candice was the love of his life, but when his best friend returns from the grave to take his new wife all bets are off.

Will their new love survive the old familiar love?
Will best friends make amends or will it end six feet under?

“If stars can’t hold your wishes and water only drowns them, then who do you turn to when your faith loses its way?”

Where to buy, where to buy…

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For those of you who haven’t read the first book Wishing on the Water yet, go grab a copy and find out how Candice and Jaxson’s story began.

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Blurb:

“I was always told never to wish on the first star at night. If everyone wishes on one star, how will the star keep up? A star with too many wishes will just fall out of the sky. Rain drops are plentiful, and there are thousands. They wash away the filth and carry it to a better place. So when you make a wish, wish on the water and let it carry your problems away.”

Candice-Leigh Carson, a New York City best-selling author, was engaged to one of NYPD’s finest. She was living the dream until she lost her fiancé, quit her job and moved, leaving behind the only family she ever knew. She left her best friend Jaxson, without saying goodbye. In her quest to find herself, would she ever find love again? 

Jaxson Monroe, one of NYPD’s finest, lost his partner when an undercover job went south. After spending a night with his partner’s lover, Candice, she flees into the night. He loved Candice and had promised his partner he would protect her. It was his fault she ran, but he quickly found himself in the arms of another. Would Jaxson ever convince Candice to come home or did he prefer another woman? Would their love survive his betrayal and her abandonment?

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Cover Reveal for Julie Nicholls’ Blood Ties

Hello all!

Today I am giving my good friend, Julie Nicholls, some air time so she can reveal the cover for her new book, Bood Ties! I’m excited about the book and I’m sure that after you read the excerpt, you will too. So, I’m going to let her get right to it.

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Hey Peeps!

I’m proud to reveal my latest cover the first book in a new trilogy. The first book is titled Blood Ties.

 

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It’s going to be available Monday, January 4, 2016 on all platforms.

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Excerpt:

Blood Ties is a paranormal/shifter/romance story.

Meet K 3 4 G E N – He’s not quite human.

Sweat ran down Keagen’s muscular back as he pressed the female against the wall. His rock-hard body, with perfect proportions and stamina that would outlast a stable of thoroughbred racehorses, was nowhere near to flagging. He’d pounded the woman for the last hour, nonstop. The female on the receiving end of his attention cried herself hoarse more than twenty minutes earlier. She needed to rest, but large hands cupped her ass, supporting her weight, and only when he’d had enough would he let her down.

With the air-con turned up high the smell of fresh sweat and sex hung in the air. Keagen loved to fuck; he had some catching up to do after his sex-starved existence for the first part of his adult life. Puffing out a few quick breaths, he built up his pace. He was ready for a beer and wanted the woman out of his room.

Keagen was tall, muscular, and stronger than most men were, although he wasn’t exactly a man. His genes were human DNA with a hint of animal, courtesy of Solgen Laboratories. It wasn’t common knowledge what the company did, and their labs were all in secret locations. Only their financial backers knew where they were. Who supported them was unclear. Possibly the government, private military organizations, or even wealthy dictators; no one knew. You would not find any documentation about it. It wasn’t legal what they were doing, that’s for sure.

Keagen tracked and hunted escapees and always caught his prey, but just one eluded him, and it pissed him off. Nevertheless, he was closing in, and soon he’d return to base with his prize in tow. Given free reign to come and go as he pleased, Keagen enjoyed the freedom, and as long as he brought in the bounty, all was well. Sometimes out in the field for days or weeks at a time, he upheld contact by phone; a check-in, but he wasn’t worried. Sometimes he needed ‘Keagen’ time. Holed up at his secret hideaway, or a motel, where a steady stream of females frequented his room, he could easily fob off his supervisor. The geneticists made the mistake of giving him just a little too much intelligence. Consequently, his IQ already rivaled some of the top minds in the world, and he was smart enough to hide that fact from his testers.

Grunting and hissing through gritted teeth, Keagen screamed his orgasm as he fucked the flagging woman; those last deep thrusts into her satisfied pussy filling the room with a guttural cry. Throwing his head back, his wet hair slapped against his shoulders. The muscles in his thighs held the female firmly against the wall for a few moments until his hips finally stilled and finished jerking. Catching his breath, he rested his head against the cool plaster before releasing the sighing woman. As she tried to stand her knees buckled, but he quickly scooped her up and laid her on the bed.

Meet Gabriel – Lycan

It was quiet in the smoke-filled bar. Just the gentle humming from the waitress broke the silence. Drew’s was a rundown place where the locals piled in after work. Mostly hanging out for just a few drinks to wind down before heading home, they used it as a stopgap, preparing for more stress from either home life, or a second job. There were the regulars who propped up the bar day and night. Jack, one of the old-timers, spent all his time drooling over the young women as they tended bar. Occasional delivery trucks would hole up in the parking lot and the drivers would drop in for coffee, just to keep from falling asleep on long hauls. Smokey and dark, subdued lighting with wood paneling covering the walls and an unvarnished wooden floor, it was a place to relax and ponder.

Gabriel was a regular and sat at the end of the bar in his usual place. From his vantage point, he could view the entire room. He didn’t have children or work to unwind from but still enjoyed a cool beer. Without turning his head, the washroom and entrance were all visible. He could see everyone come and go with ease. Sitting quietly, he’d listen. Unless someone started the conversation first, he’d barely speak, but take in everything.

The quiet town appealed to Gabriel. Moving here just over a year ago, he settled in easily and found a place to stay. After renovating a cabin just on the edge of town, it gave him the seclusion he desired. He could take a short drive into suburbia and have everything he needed before returning to the solace he preferred. He kept to himself and avoided confrontations. Causing trouble wasn’t in his nature. However, he came over as someone who didn’t take crap and he would let small annoyances slide until he reached a breaking point, then you didn’t want to be around to see the fallout. On a few occasions, Gabriel let people know he wasn’t someone they should fuck with, earning him respect shortly afterward. In sleepy town bars, there’s always someone dropping by to stir up the calm. Stepping in to deal with troublemakers made him the resident bouncer. There was never any exchange of cash; he didn’t need a regular job. He just did it. Drew made sure he never went thirsty and all drinks were on the house for keeping the place brawl-free, which suited Gabriel. The more beer, the better, and he didn’t like having his peace and quiet disturbed; it was a win-win situation.

Watching Lyssa brought out his more human characteristics; he’d not always had those. A year ago, he was nothing more than a caged animal. He tried not to think about the past, but occasionally something would trigger his thoughts.

Taking a mouthful of beer, he watched everyone and everything. Casually watching Jack eye up the sweet piece of ass, he grinned. He’d been close, and was still working on getting closer. Never short of female attention, Gabriel made up for lost time as soon as he broke free from his captors. There wasn’t a huge choice of pussy in Dewburn Falls, but quality, not quantity was the issue here. Lyssa would succumb to him, eventually. Women couldn’t resist him. He was astounded she’d lasted this long; he had a feeling she’d be worth the wait. Continuing his advances and hoping for a victory soon, Lyssa proved an interesting challenge.

He wasn’t sure if it was luck, or fate, that brought him here, but finding two female lycans was a surprise. Taking a drink, he smiled as his thoughts turned to Sally. He’d been in town only two weeks and gotten lucky with her.

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Celebrating the Release of Lila Rose’s, The Secret’s Out

Hello all!

Today I am helping Lila Rose celebrate the release of her new book, The Secret’s Out, on October 6th. To help her, I agreed to be a part of her media blitz and post all of the fabulous things about her new book and where you can find it. So read on and maybe you’ll find your next great read!

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Title
: The Secret’s Out

Author: Lila Rose

Series: Hawks MC #1: Caroline Springs Charter

Genre: MC Romance

Cover Designer: Robin Ludwig: Go Book Cover Designs

EditorHot Tree Editing 

Release Date: October 6th

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Moving to Melbourne for university, Josie Alexander knew the transition would be hard. She didn’t realise just how difficult it’d be until things turn ugly. Damaged by a past that leaves her struggling with physical contact, her brave move to start afresh, soon turns into a nightmare.

Afraid and vulnerable, Josie’s fragile independence threatens to unravel around her. That is until the two men who refuse to leave her thoughts show up in Melbourne.

Caden Adams, “Pick” to his biker brethren, has had a hard life. His only light is Josie, who he loses when she leaves Ballarat for Melbourne. Dealing with day to day life without his heart is hard, especially with the darkness threatening to consume him. When MC President, Talon, informs him that Josie’s in trouble, he’s determined to make sure he’s there to protect her. Only, he won’t be doing it alone.

Eli “Billy the Kid” Walker has never experienced love, not even from those who should have cared the most. Only Josie and Caden have ever come close to infiltrating his hardened heart. With Josie gone, he pushes Caden away, unwilling to take a risk, even if it’s something he wants.

When given with the opportunity to prove to each other how they really feel, will they all be able to have the courage to fight for what their hearts desire? Above all else, will they survive the fallout when their secret’s out?

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“Babe,” I started, her eyes went to me. “Are you wet?”

“Oh,” she gasped. Our girl, so sweet, so shy and nervous. “Um…yes. Shouldn’t I be?” she asked with worry lacing her voice.

Pick stood first and walked to her. His hands cupped her face before he brought her face up and he touched his lips with hers. “Some women would get off on seeing that. We weren’t sure if you would. But we’re glad you did.”

“You are?” she asked on a whisper.

“Yeah, sweetheart,” I said, steppin’ up to them.

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Books in the Hawks MC Series

Holding Out

Hawks MC Series, Book 1

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Available HERE

Climbing Out

Hawks MC Series, Book 2

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Available HERE

Finding Out

Hawks MC Series, Book 2.5

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Available HERE

Black Out

Hawks MC Series, Book 3

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Available HERE

No Way Out

Hawks MC Series, Book 4

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Available HERE

Coming Out

Hawks MC Series, Book 4.5

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Available HERE

Other Books by Lila Rose

Left to Chance

Trinity Love Series, Book 1

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Available HERE

Senseless Attraction

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I was born in Brisbane, Australia. My step-dad was in the Army, which caused us to move around a lot. We finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. I am the youngest of four children and I can say that I was spoilt a bit. I drove my mum crazy when I refused to eat meat at a young age. Now I live with my husband and two children, and I find myself regretting all the troubles I put my parents through because my monsters are just as picky as I was.

I started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC Club series Holding Out. The next to follow was something different, I wrote Senseless Attraction, a YA novel. Soon I was back to the Hawks series with number two Climbing Out. I have more to write in the series, but there will be also be more novels in the humorous erotica genre, like Left to Chance, which is out now.

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Book Review of Lavender and Haddock by Mike Williams

Title: Lavender and Haddock

Author: Mike Williams

Series: The Trouble with Wyrms Trilogy, Part 1

Find it at http://www.amazon.com/LAVENDER-HADDOCK-Trouble-Wyrms-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00JX8UQEU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1437695731&sr=1-1&keywords=lavender+and+haddock

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Special Notes: Beginning July 24 and running through July 30, 2015, The Trouble with Wyrms Trilogy will be on sale for 99 cents each on Amazon. You can find all three on his Amazon author page at http://www.amazon.com/Mike-Williams/e/B00JZ60RCQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Review

             I picked up Lavender and Haddock: The Trouble with Wyrms Part 1 just last week, with the promise of a funny read and ended up plowing through the book with ease. Mind you, I didn’t read the synopsis of the book before I got it. Occasionally I walk on the wild side and trust my instincts based on the cover and reviews.  While touted as a funny and hilarious story, it was the cover that had me. It includes a smartly dressed man and woman, one of which is holding a pistol, with a dragon standing behind them holding a sign that says, “Votes for Women.” What more did I need! This cover alone promised more fun and nonsense than a barrel full of ferrets, so I dove right in, and I am very glad that I did.

The story takes place in 1912 England, which is another hook for me given my affinity for British stories. The plot, which I won’t give away any spoilers, is unusual and silly, much to my delight. Imagine a pack of women, all named after fish, trying to accomplish a mission while attempting to integrate with their surroundings and keeping their sensible wardrobes clean. Their antics at times reminded me of the phrase, “herding cats.” These women were as different from one another as they could be, and coordinating them seemed to be as impossible as herding cats. Their mission is to find dragons, specifically the Wyrms of England so that they can defeat Tarantulus Spleen.

Making the plot more amusing was the outrageous characters and the liberal sprinkling of magic. The characters include a pile of sensibly dressed women and one man who and in effect, space traveling witches, a rat man hybrid named Vermyn Stench, and a sorcerer named  Tarantulus Spleen. Add to that a pack of rats that, “could go through your undercarriage like a doctor’s thermometer,” and the zany residents of Sodden-on-the-Bog, and you have a recipe for laugh out loud entertainment.

Lavender and Haddock had the full package for me, having a great story, dynamic characters, amusing dialogue, and the right combination of magic and silliness. I recommend this book to anyone who is in the mood for a light-hearted, funny read. I will be reading Part 2, Educating Creatures, very soon.

Seven Things My Children Learned From Having Dogs

Back in February, my family acquired two puppies, the first for our family, by pure luck. Previous to this I had mentioned to my husband that a Golden Retriever would be a great first dog for the kids. I also wanted a pit bull at some point. Well, on February 6, 2015, two puppies romped into our back yard while we were outside. They were lucky to find us as we had already gone in for the night but decided to come out and look at some astronomy related phenomenon. It was cold that week, so we took the two puppies in, a golden retriever and a pit bull/retriever mix. No, the coincidence was not lost on me. The pups were young, 13 weeks old to be exact, and the pit bull mix was starved, undoubtedly due to the Golden Retriever’s urge to eat everything. So we temporarily sheltered them and gave them names because “pup” was not very useful or interesting. We called the Golden Karma and the Pit Bull Mix, Julep.

After trying to find the owner to no avail, we started looking for people to take the dogs. No one would take both, and we could tell that the puppies wouldn’t do well being apart. They were most likely litter mates, which I was assured was possible, something about dog genetics and such… I slept during that part of Genetics class. Eventually, we decided to keep both dogs, unsure of exactly what to expect. Perhaps I should clarify that dogs were a new experience our family. My husband and I had plenty of dogs growing up, but never had to pay vet bills or train them, etc. They were just cute playmates. My children, ages 10 and 12, on the other hand, have never had a dog before now. We do have cats, fish, and frogs, so pets are not foreign to them, but dogs, that’s a different story entirely.

After the initial excitement of having dogs, which they still have, although more guarded, the work kicked in and turned my kids’ lives upside down. I started to hear the funniest things come out of their mouths when they had poo patrol or feeding. Needless to say, having a dog has been an eye-opening experience for them. These dogs have taught my kids many things, in particular, seven lessons that I felt compelled to share.

1. Dogs are environmental advocates.

I remember clearly the first time my son came up to me yelling, “Karma just pooped! And ate it!” Yep, that look was priceless. They could not get their heads around the fact that dogs, and in particular puppies, do eat their poo. They immediately wanted to know how dogs could be so nasty, so I told them they were recycling. Upon getting confused looks, I gave them a scientific sounding reason about how dogs in the wild developed this practice. Due to their digestive systems not being extremely efficient, during times of food scarcity, they would eat poo to get more nutrients. Don’t know if it’s true, but it sure sounds plausible. They seemed to buy the explanation, although it didn’t lessen the sting of knowing where that tongue licking you had been. I will say though, in their defense, they get fed home cooked food. Yeah, you heard that right. We make ou dog food, and it looks like stuff you could heat up in a crunch for dinner. So, their poo pretty much still looks like…well dinner.

Dogs apparently love to recycle many things, like dead animals, vomit (probably from eating the dead animal) paper, trash, etc. Probably the worst of all is the dead animals. Dogs must understand that dead animals carry disease, so they help out mankind by eating dead and unidentifiable things found on the street. They see it as a public service. We see it as just plain nasty. Dogs just want to keep the Earth clean. Maybe we could learn a thing or two from them in this regard. Or, maybe not.

2. If a dog barks, something is there…to kill you

Dogs will bark, it’s a given. Ours don’t bark so much as “woo woo,” but occasionally Julep will belt out a bark that will make you mess your pants. Thankfully they aren’t the type of dogs that bark constantly. However, when they do, they do it regardless of the time of day. The barking especially aggravates my kids as they would bark at something unseen and drown out their TV show. They always complain when the dogs bark and they can’t find the reason for the disturbance. But there is always a reason! Didn’t you see the hot male dog walking up the street? What about the resident groundhog out by the hives? Or the guy in his yard two doors down? Or that tree with the shifty eyes? All of them are trying to kill you!

3. Dogs have to go to school too.

Puppy obedience training was an interesting concept for my kids. They had no idea that dogs had to go to school, much less have homework. It never occurred to them that a dog needed to be taught to sit, stay, walk on a leash, etc. I will say that puppy school was the best thing we could have done as first-time puppy owners. We were clueless how to go about training puppies to not be miniature beasts. Previous to puppy classes, we couldn’t take our dogs out for a walk on a leash without them choking to death. They insisted on going super fast everywhere. The walks also resulted in our shoulders nearly being dislocated. Feeding and treat time often left us dirty and scratched up as they jumped incessantly. Thanks to the classes, our shoulders have healed, and we no longer get mauled with happiness whenever we come bearing food.

4. Dogs are not cats.

The funniest things that came out of my daughter’s mouth was when she had to clean up Karma’s poop for the seven-hundredth time (Karma goes a lot). The first was, “Why does she have to poop?” The second, “Why can’t we give them a litter box like the cats?” Um, because she eats and they not cats. Imagine giving a dog a box, fill it with litter and demand that it goes potty in it. Now get them to do it without 1) eating the poo along with the litter, 2) eating the box, or 3) dumping everything out and then eating it. Yep, you see the problem, but they didn’t.

5. Having dogs means exercise and lots of it.

The arch nemesis of a lazy preteen is a dog. Every day, thousands of lazy children must drag their loving four legged friends on “walkies.” My kids learned the hard way about “walkies.” Either the dogs walk, or they get messy (see lesson 6). Exercise is a problem in particular for my dogs as we were not prepared for them when they arrived. Therefore, during the winter, they stayed in our garage and the summer, they spend the day on a covered deck until the fence is complete. Given their relative confinement, they are in need of many “walkies.” Needless to say, the whole family is busy getting the dogs’ their exercise.

6. Dogs are messy, like 5-year-old messy.

My kids learned this lesson very early, as well as my husband and I. Dogs will chew anything in reach, and in some cases not in reach. When the dogs haven’t had their walks, the need to destroy objects becomes more prevalent. Not only did we learn that dogs chew, but they chew EVERYTHING! The following is just a small list of what Karma and Julep have chewed: the deck, the chairs, their beds, 5-gallon buckets, cardboard, and tools. They also tear up everything they are allowed with lightning speed. No bone is a match for these dogs, and soft squeaky toys? Don’t bother because they will disappear in two days, tops. If I have learned anything, it’s that dogs are socially acceptable rodents. Think about it, what self-respecting carnivorous canine would eat a deck? The actual deck!

7. Dogs are expensive! Seriously.

While my kids do not pay the vet bills, I am sure they have heard an explicative drop a time or two when refereeing to Karma and Julep’s health care. Seriously, I don’t remember having to go to the vet every couple of weeks for shots with my kittens. Between the three vet visits for shots, pest control, and spaying for two dogs, we topped out at well over $1000. To top it off, toys, grooming, and puppy classes will make you wish that you just had another child instead.

There is one thing that I will say for dogs though. Despite the many valuable lessons that you learn while losing your mind, the furry bundles of love are well worth it if you can survive the first six months of a puppy’s life. I don’t ever regret keeping Karma and Julep and even though having them as inside dogs is not an option due to allergies; they have become part of the family. If a puppy is in your future, sit back and let your kids take an active role in caring for them if they are old enough. The things they say and do when they learn these lessons will be priceless!

Book Review of Complicated Creatures Part 1 by Alexi Lawless

Title: Complicated Creatures Part 1

Author: Alexi Lawless

Series: Complicated Creatures Series

Find it at: http://www.amazon.com/Complicated-Creatures-Part-One-International-ebook/dp/B00JW98CPA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1436997874&sr=1-1&keywords=complicated+creatures+part+one

Author Website: www.Alexilawless.com

Special Notes: For a limited time, Alexi is giving away a companion novella to Complicated Creatures.

Review

Alexi Lawless created a series that drives its hooks into you and doesn’t let you go when she wrote Complicated Creatures. Everything is perfect in this book – the plot, pace, settings, and characters all aim to please and do not fail. The story chronicles Samantha Wyatt’s life in a male dominated world and her complicated budding relationship with the high life playboy, Jack Roman. The story line is fast paced, which is indicative of Samantha and Jack’s lifestyles. I was constantly engaged with the plot, and the alternating points of view between Jack and Samantha, added to the brisk pace of the story. Sprinkle that with a little high tension field ops and you get the perfect blend of romance and action that will satisfy most anyone.

All of the characters prove their worth time and again, each one uniquely personified in well rounded, complex individuals. You immediately are drawn to both Sam and Jack, rooting for their success, despite the obstacles, both situational and emotional. I was quite impressed with Jack as he didn’t end up following the typical billionaire character. Samantha not only talks the talk, but walks the walk in being a strong, independent woman. The cast of minor characters also adds to the depth of the story as well as Sam and Jack.

I highly recommend this book even for those who don’t think the action genre is for them. I will warn you though, when you buy Complicated Creatures Part 1, which I know you will, you need to get Hell or High Water, Complicated Creatures Part 2 because part 1 ends in a cliffhanger and you won’t be able to wait to find out what happens.