Blog Blitz: Emily by Vanessa Wester

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Emily, Prequel to The Evolution Trilogy

Emily has not changed in fifty years. A freak accident made her immortal, or so she thinks. When she is finally allowed to return to her beloved England all is not as she expected. So much has changed. The past she was holding onto does not exist. Since the Second World War, people have embraced a new age. In this era, people have an obsession with gadgets, strange clothes and weird music.Added to this her blood-lust has become insatiable and her promise to control herself is torn to shreds. That is until she meets Paul. She never expected to find love… and when it happens, can she do what it takes to hold on to it?Fate has never been kind to Emily, and it gives her everything she wants at a cost. She must pay a price for being a murderer. For within her twisted heart lies a dark soul.
EMILY is the prequel to THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY, comprised of Hybrid, Complications and Return, which has over fifty five star reviews. It contains some adult content.




Vanessa Wester - Author Picture 2Vanessa developed her writing bug in 2010 and has not looked back since. Her main published work is ‘THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY’, which is comprised of HYBRID, her debut novel, followed by COMPLICATIONS and RETURN. The prequel to the Trilogy, EMILY, will be released on the 31st October, 2014, and is available for pre-order now.

In addition, she has written a novelette called FIRST DATE, which is based on her true story. She has also published, and included stories in, six anthologies to raise money for fantastic causes, such as Gurnard Primary School on the Isle of Wight.

Writing is one of her passions, reading the other. The day she decided to start writing her ideas down she found another way to lose herself in a book, whilst finding an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to escape from everyday life. She is currently working on a historical fiction novel based on the life of her great, great, grandparents… and is finding the research fascinating!




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Beck Anderson: Big Giveaway and Exciting News

TheJeweler_FRONTNot only does Beck Anderson have a charming new book out —The Jeweler (which I reviewed earlier this week)- she has some exciting news.

Omnific Publishing announced on October 28th that  Beck’s debut novel, Fix You, will be the first title in its catalog to be published under the new co-publishing deal it signed with Gallery Books, a division Simon & Schuster, in July of 2014.

Gallery will re-release Fix You, the two-time 2014 RITA finalist (Best Debut Novel and Best Contemporary Romance) in print and e-book formats in March, 2015.

The Jeweler was released October 28.

To celebrate, Beck is offering a terrific prize: the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD6. Enter here.



12387902-fix-you-coverAbout the book, FIX YOU:

In this modern-day Cinderella story with a charming twist, a young widow with two rambunctious sons falls for a gorgeous movie star. But can she handle life in the limelight?

When Kelly Reynolds’s husband died two years ago, he left her to raise their two young boys. She’s barely pieced herself back together and takes refuge in her routine, running her kids around town and running the trails near their Idaho home.

A chance encounter on a trail run brings famous actor Andy Pettigrew into her life. He’s clearly interested in her, but Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn’t fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn’t own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn’t walk five steps in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork.

Despite this, they click. But Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame, and Kelly’s hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous. So as much as she wants to indulge the fantasy, she doesn’t know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. Especially when she and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep…


beck-anderson-press-releaseABOUT BECK ANDERSON:

Beck Anderson balances writing novels and screenplays, working full time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-forty husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho.








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Blog Tour: Free Book: Hybrid, The Evolution Trilogy by Vanessa Wester

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Steven Thorn has no trouble settling in at university. He is confident, hardworking and intelligent. When Caitlin Chance catches him off guard he is bemused by the instant attraction, and the more he gets to know, the more he likes.

Yet, Steven has a secret past that is destined to reveal itself, and he is soon to become a stranger to everyone. The wheels are set in motion for his radical upheaval. But first love is a powerful thing, and the connection forged between Caitlin and Steven is not easily broken.

The impossible is only the beginning…




Do you like a good, meaty saga? The Evolution Trilogy (which is complete and available for purchase) presents a fascinating world that appears utopian, yet possesses an ominous, restless flavour. There are a lot of characters and I found myself paying careful attention to their relationships. It’s an insular community where almost everyone is related somehow. Many of those who advocate for the common good seem to have an underlying, personal agenda. Soon, I was immersed in the drama.

I read Hybrid yesterday and I’ve already picked up the three e-book set on Amazon (a bargain at $5.75US). Hybrid is free on Amazon and you can snap it up right now.


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Steven Thorn is considered a pretty good catch in the human world –handsome, down-to-earth, kind and highly intelligent. The trouble is, he isn’t quite human. Before he knows it, everything he loves is barred to him, including his girlfriend Caitlin. He’s not happy. The new society into which Steven’s conscripted can’t seem to understand that; its citizens either want him to fulfill their personal expectations or conform. Almost all think that his new life ought to thrill him. I can’t wait to see what happens in the second book.

It’s a long time since I’ve read a book with UK spelling and it greatly enhances the British setting. The non-humans in this book don’t like to be labelled, but one might call them vampires or mutants. If you enjoyed Twilight, then Hybrid will likely appeal to you, too. Four stars.

A prequel to the trilogy, Emily, is coming soon. Check back here on Friday to read all about it.




Vanessa Wester - Author Picture 2Vanessa developed her writing bug in 2010 and has not looked back since. Her main published work is ‘THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY’, which is comprised of HYBRID, her debut novel, followed by COMPLICATIONS and RETURN. The prequel to the Trilogy, EMILY, will be released on the 31st October, 2014, and is available for pre-order now.

In addition, she has written a novelette called FIRST DATE, which is based on her true story. She has also published, and included stories in, six anthologies to raise money for fantastic causes, such as Gurnard Primary School on the Isle of Wight.

Writing is one of her passions, reading the other. The day she decided to start writing her ideas down she found another way to lose herself in a book, whilst finding an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to escape from everyday life. She is currently working on a historical fiction novel based on the life of her great, great, grandparents… and is finding the research fascinating!




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Blog Tour, Review: The Jeweler by Beck Anderson

Fender Barnes profits from an institution he doesn’t believe in: marriage. He’s a talented designer, but a reluctant jewelry store owner, thanks to his pop’s retirement. He’s cynical, he’s jaded, he’s not entirely certain about the concept of love, but he’s happy to sell an eager young guy an engagement ring for his fiancée to be—until moments after the transaction when that eager guy is hit by a car and killed, and Fender’s conscience pays a rare visit.He retrieves the ring and decides to find the woman his customer intended to marry. That woman turns out to be Ginger Stevens, twenty-something ski instructor, who—despite being full of guilt and self-doubt after the death of her boyfriend—is someone Fender finds he quite enjoys being around. He’s smitten.Which is all well and good, except that after he meets her, Fender can’t do it. Though it’s right there in his pocket, he can’t tell her about the ring. Instead, he embarks on a long, ridiculous quest to find a way to tell her the truth he knows she deserves. Aided by advice from Pop and the antics of his best friend Sam, Fender tries desperately to juggle his budding romance with the reality he knows could ruin it.Will he find love or foul it up? Can Ginger move out of the past to embrace what the future has to offer? Meet this unlikely pair in Beck Anderson’s heartfelt and fabulously funny second novel, The Jeweler.

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book but I absolutely love it. Fender’s adorably quirky and you will giggle. FYI, he’s named after a guitar, not a car part (*slaps self, upside the head). He falls for this girl who skis, and he can’t ski. He’s a bit of a klutz, to be honest. On top of that, he’s kind of stalking her. The fun begins! There’s a wonderful ethnic feel to this story and coupled with the mountains, it’s a wonderful escapist read. And all the characters are fascinating people. If I were a ski enthusiast, I’d definitely bring this book to read at the chalet in front of a toasty fire. Five stars.

Beck Anderson believes in the power of perfectly imperfect women and in the healing power of love. Her first novel, Fix You, grew out of those beliefs and the time to write afforded by the worst Thanksgiving blizzard she’s ever witnessed in West Yellowstone.Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.

New Release: Dusty: Delinquents by The Elizabeths

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The innocent girl with a delinquent heart has to live with her bad choices. Secret hope and hurt feel like falling while she learns how to breathe again, but there’s still freedom in trouble.

The runaway with blacked-out eyes is losing his grip. Crushing two hearts in one fist, his addiction bends rules and breaks deals, but the boy born for bliss isn’t going anywhere without a fight.

Love is knowing they should stay away, but love is illogical at best.

She’s afraid to let go.

He won’t let her.

This is how silliness and foolishness grow up.

Here, forever is a lie.



I stand silent, breathing in through my nose and out my mouth. Tonight’s argument is years of frustration stacked and hidden, too tall to push away anymore. A little trigger is all it takes, and we end up like this, saying things we don’t mean, taking our aggravation out on each other.

My heart pumps misguided love.

“This isn’t how it’s supposed to be,” it beats. “But that’s your boy—aimless and crazy for you.”

Knowing that I had a role on his spiral to the bottom kills me. As his parents continue to fail him, I should be the one that steps forward and says, “This is wrong.”

But to do so at this point in his madness would be betrayal, and I have to handle his trust with care.

Inhaling an uneven breath, I watch him under the moon’s glow washing out his already pale complexion. Icy wind blows my boy’s white tee against his slender body under his unzipped hoodie, and his hands shake at his sides.



The sequel to Dusty: Innocents is not for the faint-hearted. Bliss watches her first love, Dusty, descend into the hell of addiction. Dusty isn’t the only person to suffer in this book.

The crux: will our antihero save himself or die? Will Bliss crash and burn? Can love save them?

The parents attempt to take charge. Both sets stage a rescue of their child. All kids make choices that grieve parents. These parents don’t handle issues well and their kids rebel.

As I’ve said before, this is not a comfortable read. I think every parent should have to read it. This isn’t really written for teens although it would doubtless invite lively discussions with young adults. I suspect that young people and their parents would each come away with a very different view of the story.

I love these kids but their futures are foggy. Five stars to the very daring authors for writing a truly thought-provoking work. Five stars.


Capture Mary Elizabeth Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. Known as The Realist, she is one half of The Elizabeths–a duo brave enough to never hide the truth.

Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.”–Jeremiah 17:9


Capture Sarah ElizabethA soft spoken revolutionary, love’s listener was born on Bastille Day. she dance-walks under the stars and prefers to write while the sun wakes up. her blood marks State Avenue. her roots are darker than trouble’s eyes, and her favorite colour is The 1975.

Sarah Elizabeth is the author of Innocents, Delinquents, Don’t Let Me Go, and various other projects under various other pen names.


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Cover Reveal: The Librarian Principle by Helena Hunting

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SUMMARYAnnaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend.

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts


Liese was in the middle of adjusting her skirt when her phone chimed. She rummaged around inside her purse and found Marissa had sent her a message. Against her better judgment, she checked it. There was no text, only a photo, and it was too small in the message window to adequately discern the content. She clicked the image, and it expanded on the screen.A noise that sounded vaguely like a cat dying escaped her. Marissa had done it again. Ryder’s head was superimposed onto the body of yet another well-hung porn star, and this time the image also included a woman—superimposed with Liese’s face—sprawled out over a desk, much like the one she stood in front of now.

“Hi there.”

Liese screamed, caught completely unaware. She turned to find Ryder standing in her office doorway, leaning against the jamb, his coat thrown over his arm, briefcase in hand. His suit jacket was unbuttoned, giving him a more relaxed look than usual. And sexier. If that was possible.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to frighten you,” he said. “You seemed rather invested in whatever you were reading just now.”

Liese hit the button on her phone, and the screen went blank. “It was my girlfriend,” she explained.

Ryder stared at her, unblinking.

At his lack of reaction, she elaborated. “My best friend—she’s expecting me later this evening. She was just checking in.”

“Oh.” He sounded relieved for some reason she couldn’t fathom. “Am I keeping you? We can reschedule for next week if you need to go.”

“No, no, it’s fine. I’m happy to meet with you, unless you have another engagement.” Liese slid her phone back into her purse, turning off the volume as she did so.

“I have no prior engagements.”

They stared at each other for a few interminable seconds before Liese realized they were on her territory, and she should invite him in. “Would you like to work in my office or out there?” Liese gestured to the empty library beyond.

He glanced over his shoulder and then surveyed their current surroundings. “I think your office would be more private.”

“Sure. Right.” Liese nodded, clutching the back of her chair.

“Unless you’d be more comfortable working out there,” Ryder supplied, watching her speculatively from his spot in the doorway.

“What? Oh, no. Not at all. I’m perfectly comfortable with you in me.”

His shock formed a counterpoint to her horror.

“In my office! I’m perfectly comfortable working with you in my office.”

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Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

Blog Tour & Character Interview: Stone, At Your Service by Rie Warren

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Hell on wheels meets hell in high heels.

Bad boy mechanic Josh Stone likes to get his hands dirty any way he can—the filthier, the better. Ever since his wife walked out on him and their young son, he’s only had room in his heart for two loves: the kid and cars.

Roped into playing his best buddy’s gay boyfriend during a romance writers convention, the player meets the girl who’s gonna rock his world. Leelee Songchild. Shy, bashful, beautiful Leelee who blushes at the drop of a hat yet writes hardcore smut to rival Josh’s backlist of Penthouse Forum.

The only problem is his hands are tied. Josh can’t stab his old friend/fake lover in the back even though all he wants to do is take luscious Leelee to bed, and maybe, love her. When the truth comes out, all hell breaks loose.

Too bad romance is just for books.

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Character Interview with Josh Stone:

Josh, it’s good to have you here today.

Awesome, Jess. You know I started getting the hang of this blog-type thing at the LitLuv convention. It ain’t so bad being interviewed, as long as it’s not by Jules Gem.

I must admit to being very curious about you. You’re supposed to be a Carolina Bad Boy, who owns a garage, right?

That’s what they say. The bad boy part. Guess I got a bit of a reputation. I do own a garage…passed down from my dad. Now he was one in a million.

Well, despite some of that rough talk and naughtiness, I’ve got to say that I suspect you’re a bit of a softie.

What? Nah. Not me. Don’t be fooled. You know, unless it comes to the kid I guess. My ma, my best buddy, and—shit—well, Leelee could probably talk me into just about anything. She got me to take in that mangy cat of hers, didn’t she?

Yes, she did! And I hear you were talked into something pretty significant. You’re a pretty good friend. Did I hear you pretended to be your best friend’s boyfriend at a romance writers’ convention?

Unfortunately that part is not a rumour. He needed a boyfriend because he’s been pretending to be gay for years. Of course I’d do anything for Nicky including being his bear. We didn’t make a very good couple though.

I must say I agree. That convention sounded absolutely crazy. Are they really like that?

That part is also true. I wish it wasn’t. I can’t remember how many times my ass was groped, my package grabbed, and my rear end got sent out all over Twitter.

And a certain young lady writer caught your eye. Care to tell us about her?

Leelee Songchild. She is one fine woman. She’d have to be to put up with my shit. From the second I saw her, I was a goner. Pretending to be gay didn’t work out so well when all I wanted to do at the convention was jump Leelee’s bones. She’s incredible—talented, sexy, and one of the sweetest women I’ve ever met.

Sounds perfect for you. And what does your little boy think?

The kid is over the moon. He missed his mom so much, you know? It’s good for him, and Leelee’s great with him.

And what have your employees at the garage said about all this?

They haven’t shut the hell up since they found out about her. They think Leelee’s the next best thing since the freakin’ fancy new air compressor I bought. As long as they keep their eyes and hands to themselves I’m fine with it.

You’re a good sport, mister. And pretty secure in your masculinity, too.

You’re not so bad yourself. I’m not too worried what people think about my sexuality or me. I mean, even when I was faking gay, the women still figured me for the top in the relationship.

LOL! The speculation never ends. I’m glad it doesn’t faze you. Thanks for being here!

My pleasure, Jess. Don’t forget to stop by the garage sometime for a free oil change. We got you covered.


Author Bio:

Rie WarrenRie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Tour, Character Interview & Giveaway: Twelve by T.M. Franklin

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The action-packed conclusion to the MORE Trilogy is here!

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Ava Michaels is gifted, powerful, and — whether she likes it or not — part of a plot to take over the world.

It’s only been a few months since Ava Michaels discovered she has ties to an ancient people living in the shadows of the human world, despite their superior gifts and abilities. A select few don’t like hiding, however, and think it’s time to take control.

Now Ava’s caught up in a conspiracy in the works before she was even born. In fact, her birth was an integral part of the plan. She’s one of the Twelve, the most powerful Race ever created, and they were created for a purpose.

Turns out, Ava doesn’t like being told what to do.

All she wants is to start a new life with her boyfriend, Caleb Foster, but before they can even think about that, they must join forces with former enemies, seek out some powerful new friends, and figure out what exactly the Twelve, and their power-hungry leader, are up to.

Then, they have to find a way to stop them.

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Character Interview: Sarah Michaels


Today, we’re privileged to have Sarah Michaels, mother of Ava Michaels, with us.

Hi Sarah, welcome to my blog! I like to spend time here while my kids are at school. How do you and your husband fill your time now that Ava’s away at college?

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Well, we definitely keep busy. Joe’s had some health problems, but he’s been able to step back from work, so that’s been good. He’s been much better lately. I run a day care center in town, so those kids keep me on my toes. Other than that, we’re homebodies, really. I enjoy working in my garden, and Joe has his cars.

Tell us about Ava.

Oh, Ava. She’s such a blessing. I don’t know if you know how she came to us. We’d just lost a baby – our hearts were broken – and Father Gallagher came to us with this little bundle. I didn’t want to even look at her at first. I couldn’t bear it. But then she let out this little cry and I looked down and she was looking right back at me, like, “Hi, Mom!” *laughs* She was our miracle – and she continues to be. In more ways than one.

When did you first realize that Ava was different from other children?

I always knew she was special – but I didn’t know exactly how special until that whole mess with – what are they called again? Oh yeah, the Rogues. Although . . . I guess I did start to suspect something when she came back for her baby blanket. She’d decided she wanted to find out more information about her biological parents. I suppose it’s not that unusual, but my instincts told me it was more. Looking back, I was right.

Ava is more than human; she’s one of the Twelve. What do you think that means for humanity?

I think we’re in good hands.

What about Ava’s boyfriend, Caleb? Do you like him?

Oh, yes. He’s a wonderful boy – so polite and he’s incredibly kind to Ava, which is what a mother looks for, of course.

Will we be seeing a wedding, do you think?

I wouldn’t be surprised. Maybe not for a while, but I think that’s a pretty good bet.

And what do you think the future will bring?

Oh, who knows? All any parent wants is for their child to be happy and healthy and to do something meaningful with their life. I know that all of that applies to Ava. She’ll finish school, and then I think she and Caleb will get married. Or maybe it’ll be the other way around, I don’t know. I do know I’d like some grandchildren, of course.

But things are good. My family is happy and growing. That’s all a mother could ask for.

That’s for sure! Thanks for visiting us today!

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Author picT.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.   In addition to MORE and its sequel, The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short stories A Piece of Cake and Window, which also won a Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Award for Short Story/Fantasy. Her new YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without a paranormal or fantasy element, although she believes love is the best kind of magic.   TWELVE, the final installment in the MORE Trilogy will be released October 9, 2014.  

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Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Giveaway: The Prince by Sylvain Reynard

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The Raven – Book One of The Florentine Series 2/3/15

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery…

Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her…

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets…



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I’m interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.


I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.


I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter account.

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Frequent Flyers

Cover Reveal for Frequent Flyers, a Romantic Short Story Collection

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Coming November 1, 2014!


Romance flies the friendly skies in this diverse collection of short stories from a talented group of best-selling and up-and-coming authors.

There’s something for everyone in this mile-high compilation – from a love story born in a blizzard to a steamy encounter spawned by a series of crazy events. For supernatural fiction fans, how about the tale of an airport that’s also a portal to another world… or a scheduled flight that takes a detour into an alternate reality?

From an unexpected trip that reignites a twenty year old flame, to a quirky liaison between a ticketing agent and an adorable doctor, Frequent Flyers takes you on a journey that will touch your heart and leave you flying high!

Eye of the Storm by Beth Bolden – Commercial pilot Captain Grant Montgomery III lives for the rules; flight attendant Tess O’Brien loves to break them. The storm brewing between them might be even wilder than the record-breaking blizzard outside.

Forced Landing by Angel Lawson – Nadya discovers her tiny hometown airport is the portal to a world she never knew existed, one with an ancient history buried deep within her bloodline.

Unscheduled Departure by T.M. Franklin – Rowan Elliott is devastated when her boyfriend, Finn, tells her he’s moving across the country to take over the family business, and thrilled when he changes his mind at the last minute and gets off the plane. But then things get . . . weird. And Ro’s left wondering if her boyfriend’s really who she thinks he is.

A Midsummer Flight’s Dream by Kira A. Gold – Twenty years ago, he promised to catch her if she fell. Contains young lust, old books, and wild strawberries.

Fly Me To The Moon by Bev Elle – Ticketing agent Jessamy Taylor has been in a dating slump that was exacerbated when she moved her sickly mother in. Truth is, she’s never gotten over the quirky Dr. Griffin Sanderson whose OCD drives her crazy, despite his excellent bedside manner.

The Friendly Skies by Amanda Weaver – An unruly drunk, a misbehaving volcano and a re-routed flight lead to one steamy night for two strangers who meet on a plane.

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About the Authors

Beth BoldenBeth Bolden lives in Portland,Oregon with one cat and one fiance. She wholly believes in Keeping Portland Weird, but wishes she didn’t have to make the yearly pilgrimage up to Seattle to watch her Boston Red Sox play baseball. After graduating from university with a degree in English, Beth unsurprisingly had no idea what to do with her life, and spent the next few years working for a medical equipment supplier, a technology company, and an accounting firm. Now Beth runs her own business as a Girl Friday for small business owners, assisting them with administration, bookkeeping and their general sanity.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into novel writing, titled Big Bear with Sparkly Earrings, wasn’t a bestseller, but hope springs eternal. Her first novel, The Lucky Charm, was published in May 2014 and its sequel, Getting Lucky will be available December 1, 2014.

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Angel Lawson

Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of five books, including the Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin’s Murder with Kira Gold.

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T.M. FranklinT.M. Franklin started out her career writing nonfiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born out of a challenge to write a novel in thirty days issued during National Novel Writing month. MORE was well received, selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, and won the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards.

In addition to MORE and its sequels, The Guardians and TWELVE, Franklin has penned the Amazon best-selling short stories, Window and A Piece of Cake. Her Amazon best-selling YA romance, How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You, is Franklin’s first love story without traditionally recognized paranormal or fantasy elements. Although . . . T. M. is the first to argue that love is the best kind of magic.

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Kira Gold

Kira A. Gold is a textile artist living in Lexington, Kentucky. She has four accidental cats and an intentional collection of vintage marionettes. After midnight, she writes strange things in a blue bathrobe.
Her first book, ODIN’S MURDER, with Angel Lawson, is a New Adult paranormal twist on Norse mythology. Her solo debut, THE SCENT OF FLAMES, is a Young Adult take on Hamlet, set in Vermont. Look for her next play on Shakespeare, a seductive and speculative MacBeth, early next year.
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Bev ElleBev Elle is the author of sweet and spicy contemporary romance, women’s fiction and historical paranormal romance. A love of books–many already written, and those she harbors in her very active imagination. Writing is a passion she’s had for many years, but was unable to act upon. Bev Elle is the mother of three human children and two canines. She is also the lover of one husband. When Bev isn’t writing in her spare time after work, she is thinking of doing so.

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Amanda Weaver

Like many writers, Amanda Weaver spent her childhood telling stories. College steered her in a different direction and into a successful career as a designer. Several years ago, she picked up writing again as a hobby, to blow off some creative steam. One thing led to another, National Novel Writing Month happened, and here we are.

Amanda Weaver grew up in Florida and now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, daughter and two crazy cats.

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