Tuesday 29 October 2019

Spotlight: The Business of Blood by Kerrigan Byrne

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The Business of Blood, an all-new intriguing historical mystery from USA Today bestselling author Kerrigan Byrne, is available now!

Monday 28 October 2019

Spotlight: FAMOUS by Marie Force

Today we are celebrating the release of FAMOUS by Marie Force by participating in the blog tour. This book the highly-anticipated conclusion to the bestselling Quantum series. Check out some teasers for the book below.


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Saturday 26 October 2019

Spotlight: Taming My Whiskey by Melissa Foster

Today we have the release week blitz for Melissa Foster’s Taming My Whiskey! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

Friday 25 October 2019

Release Day Blitz: The Business of Blood by Kerrigan Byrne

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The Business of Blood, an all-new intriguing historical mystery from USA Today bestselling author Kerrigan Byrne, is available now!

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Release day: FAMOUS by Marie Force

Today we are celebrating the release of FAMOUS by Marie Force. This is the highly-anticipated conclusion to the bestselling Quantum series. Check out some teasers for the book below.


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Sunday 13 October 2019

Review: The Almost Wives Club by Nancy Warren

Author: Nancy Warren

Five Brides–One Dress

Kate Winton-Jones is marrying one of America’s most eligible bachelors. Edward Carnarvon III is rich, handsome and hers. But at the final fitting of her wedding gown, one of the seamstresses pricks her and a tiny blood spot appears on the outrageously expensive gown. Its famous designer fires the clumsy seamstress on the spot, whereupon the girl puts a curse on the dress and storms out. Kate doesn't believe in curses. She’s modern, American and in love with the perfect guy. What could go wrong? 

But that very evening she meets a man who makes her question her future. And then she discovers that Edward has been hiding a secret or two… and before you can say, “This dress is so cursed,” she’s on the run from Edward, his family, her mother, the paparazzi and the person she thought she was. 

When the man who discovers her hiding place turns out to be the last man she should trust, it’s time to throw her cautious good sense out with the satin shoes she won’t be wearing. Playing it safe hasn’t done her much good. Maybe it’s time to play by a new set of rules. Her rules.

Sometimes Prince Charming is the one who turns out to be the frog, and true love appears in the most unexpected places. 

Follow the cursed dress through five sets of bridal hands as four more women join The Almost Wives Club. 

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Guest post: Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell

Beasts of the Frozen Sun
Jill Criswell
(Frozen Sun Saga #1)
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust.
Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of Aillira and god-gifted in her own right, she has the power to read people’s souls, to see someone’s true essence with only a touch of her hand.
When a golden-haired warrior washes up on the shores of her homeland–one of the fearful marauders from the land of the Frozen Sun–Lira helps the wounded man instead of turning him in. After reading his soul, she realizes Reyker is different than his brethren who attack the coasts of Glasnith. He confides in her that he’s been cursed with what his people call battle-madness, forced to fight for the warlord known as the Dragon, a powerful tyrant determined to reignite the ancient war that Aillira started.
As Lira and Reyker form a bond forbidden by both their clans, the wrath of the Dragon falls upon them and all of Glasnith, and Lira finds herself facing the same tragic fate as her ancestor. The battle for Lira’s life, for Reyker’s soul, and for their peoples’ freedom has only just begun.


For me, the most fun scenes to write are ones with action or romance. There’s a scene in Beasts of the Frozen Sun where Lira winds up a hostage of one of Reyker’s arch enemies. It’s very cinematic and has a mix of all the things I love—an action-packed emotional battle scene, followed by romantic confessions and a bit of kissing. There’s a lot of meaning packed into a handful of pages, and I had a great time writing it.

Here’s an excerpt of the action:  

The axe tore the air as Reyker leaped.

Ulver dodged a half-second before the blade reached him, and it slammed into rock in a drizzle of sparks. As Reyker spun, Ulver drew his axe, and they crashed against each other, weapons and bodies colliding, stumbling from one side of the cave to the other.

Between swings, they threw punches and kicks. They weren’t just fighting to kill—this grudge ran deep, forged years ago in the blood of Reyker’s kinsmen. They wanted to tear each other to pieces.

They didn’t notice me pick up the broken spear.

Ulver thrust a kick into Reyker’s knee. He staggered. Another kick sent him to the floor. With Ulver bearing down on him, he rolled onto his back, bracing the axe handle across his chest to protect his body from the Dragonman’s falling blade. The handle cracked, absorbing the blow.

With another strike, it would snap. 

Before Ulver swung again, I stabbed the spear into his ribs. He roared, turning to aim his weapon at me.

Reyker’s axe lodged into Ulver’s thigh. The Dragonman screamed.

Grabbing his arm, Reyker planted his foot on Ulver’s chest and rocked backward. Ulver flew over Reyker’s head and hit the ground, his weapon skidding away. In an instant, Reyker was up and the axe was in his hands. He raised it high, brought it down fast.

Bone crunched. Blood flowed.

And an excerpt of the romance:

I ran my fingertips over the black flames of his warrior-mark. “I don’t care who you were. I know who you are, Reyker. My friend. My wolf.” And so much more, so many things I had no words for.

I touched my mouth to his. Reyker pulled me closer and I sank against him, my arms slipping behind his neck. His hands stroked the length of my spine, settled in the small of my back. I felt the rise and fall of his chest with every breath, the pound of his heart vibrating between my breasts.

He pulled away too soon, shaking his head. “Not here.” He glanced at the pools of blood, the dead bodies. “When I kiss you more it will be in a beautiful place.”

I thought of gallows and dungeons, of homes burnt to ash and blood soaking into snow. “There’s nothing beautiful left.”

“There is,” he promised. “We will find it. You will see.”

Author Bio:
Jill Criswell is a writer of Young Adult Historical Fantasy. She was born and raised in the swamps of northeastern Florida. She earned degrees in English and Psychology and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. Her greatest passion, besides reading and writing, is traveling the world; she's visited fifty countries across six continents, falling in love with places like Iceland, Namibia, and Cambodia. She works as a university English teacher and lives in South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and daughter (who is named after a volcano in Iceland).