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December 14, 2014

I hope you guys are having a terrific holiday season. One of the best ways to enjoy this time is to take a timeout from the hustle and bustle with a good book. Medeia Sharif has a new release! This one sounds like a winner. Check out the Vitamins and Death blurb and enter Medeia's giveaway.
~Brinda Picture  VITAMINS AND DEATH by Medeia Sharif 

YA Contemporary, Prizm Books

Release Date December 10, 2014

Purchase from Prizm, Amazon – Vendor sites will be updated on the author’s site.

Deidra Battle wants nothing more than to be invisible. After her mother, a public school teacher, engages in an embarrassing teacher-student affair at Lincoln High, they relocate to a different neighborhood and school. Being her mother's briefcase, Deidra joins her mother at her new workplace, Hodge High. Since her mother has reverted to her maiden name and changed her appearance, she thinks no one will figure out they're the Battles from recent news and that they're safe. Neither of them is. Hodge brings a fresh set of bullies who discover details about the scandal that changed Deidra's life. Feeling trapped at home with an emotionally abusive, pill-addicted mother and at school with hostile classmates who attempt to assault and blackmail her, Deidra yearns for freedom, even if she has to act out of character and hurt others in the process. Freedom comes at a price.

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Published on December 14, 2014 05:16 • 3 views

December 5, 2014

PictureThree full length novels in one supernatural collection.

Book blurb:

Three full length novels in one supernatural collection. 

In THE BIRD WITH THE BROKEN WING, a guardian angel finds herself trapped in Purgatory with a young soldier she was assigned to watch over. She knows the terrible secret that's keeping him trapped in limbo, but can't understand why she's stuck with him. 

In FEEDBACK, three teenagers receive the organs of deceased CIA agent and take on the task of completing the mission the spy died midway through, that of deactivating bacteria bombs threatening millions of lives. 

In LITTLE RED GEM, bad advice from a ghost, magic courtesy of an unsuspecting half-sister, and a televised music talent show see this teen make more of a mess in death than she ever made in life. 

That's over 500 pages of action, drama, adventure, teen issues, and romance in one unputdownable book.

Book details
Release date: December 1st, 2014
eBook
No. of pages: 535
ISBN: 9781311944474
ASIN: B00O7GQRLY
Paperback
No. of pages: 564
ISBN-13: 978-1503096110 
ISBN-10: 1503096114 
Genre: YA paranormal 

Links to buy
E BOOK

Amazon US
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O7GQRLY 
(Please note this ebook is enrolled in KDP Select and is only available at this time on Amazon)

PRINT BOOK
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Music first captured the creative interest of D L Richardson. She got her first acoustic guitar at age ten, and in high school she sang with the school band. When she left school she helped form her own rock band where she sang lead vocals, played bass guitar, and wrote all the lyrics. 

At age 26 she realized she wanted to write novels for the rest of her life, or die trying, so she sold her equipment, quit pursuing a music career and began writing instead. She now have six books published and is working on an urban fantasy series a second short story collection.

She lives in Australia on the NSW South Coast with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing or reading she can be found practicing her piano, playing the guitar or walking the dog. 

She is currently writing a serialised four book apocalyptic novel and working on a second volume of short stories. 

Author contacts

Email: dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com 
Blog:  dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com
Website: www.dlrichardson.com  
Facebook:  facebook.com/dlrichardsonbooks  
Twitter:  twitter.com/#!/DLRichardson1  





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December 3, 2014

PictureOn Monday, I mentioned that I'm a huge fan of Chanel Cleeton's International School series. French Kissed is the third book in this series and we get to read about Fleur and Max. Chanel knows how to write the characters that are fighting one minute and steaming up the room in the next. I asked Chanel if she'd share a playlist with us today. I love the songs she picked for the characters.
~Brinda Picture Chanel's French Kissed Playlist Fleur
“She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 (http://youtu.be/nIjVuRTm-dc)
“Begin Again” by Taylor Swift (http://youtu.be/cMPEd8m79Hw)

Fleur & Max
“Carry You Home” by James Blunt (see embedded video below)
“Fix You” by Coldplay  (see embedded video below)

Max
“Please Forgive Me” by David Gray  (see embedded video below)

Theme Song
“La Vie en Rose” by Melody Gardot (http://youtu.be/Elc0oThyV3Q)

Picture BOOK LINKS: 

Goodreads linkhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22858376-french-kissed


FRENCH KISSED (International School Book #3)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZH8BeL

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1vlkljJ

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1x2UaLu

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November 30, 2014

Chanel Cleeton is one of my favorite New Adult authors and I love her International School series. I look forward to reading this one since I enjoyed the first two so much. Make sure to enter Chanel's giveaway at the bottom of this post!
~Brinda PictureFRENCH KISSED by Chanel Cleeton
December 1, 2014
International School Book 3
New Adult Contemporary Romance 

BOOK SUMMARY: 

On the surface, Fleur Marceaux has it all. If only the facade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her. 

There’s a social hierarchy at the International School and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble, despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride. 

The more time they spend together, the further Max falls. And when a kiss awakens a passion Fleur never imagined, she’s unable to resist Max, who she had thought was all wrong for her but might be the only thing that’s right. But will he stand by her when her secrets are revealed?

Don’t miss the final book in the International School series. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 17 and up.


BOOK LINKS: 

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22858376-french-kissed


FRENCH KISSED (International School Book #3)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZH8BeL

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1vlkljJ

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1x2UaLu

I SEE LONDON (International School Book #1) 

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/MpM27V

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1ibPGgh

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1ewcogY


LONDON FALLING (International School Book #2):

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1n6rvo2

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/VxbiOd

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1ziLXaq
Picture AUTHOR INFORMATION: 

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in Asia.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband. 

She is the author of I SEE LONDON and LONDON FALLING, published by Harlequin HQN, the upcoming FRENCH KISSED, and FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, the first book in a new three-book series to be released by Penguin/Berkley in 2015. 

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website:   www.chanelcleeton.com

Facebook:   www.facebook.com/authorchanelcleeton

Twitter:   www.twitter.com/chanelcleeton

Goodreads:   www.goodreads.com/chanelcleeton

Newsletter:   www.chanelcleeton.com/mailing-list/

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Published on November 30, 2014 06:00 • 4 views

November 20, 2014

Picture Title: The List
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: College of Charleston series, Book #1
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Synopsis:

The List.
Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . . 


Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss 


But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!


Where it gets complicated?  Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

 But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love


Links:

Amazon │ iBooksKobo

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Picture About the Author:

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story - especially if zombies are involved - as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

Social Media Links:

Website │ Facebook │ Twitter

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November 19, 2014

PictureVersions - Blacklist Novella 1

The truth doesn't have versions. Or does it?

Rin Lee covered her childhood in dirt and danced on its grave. Only she pranced a little too hard and spent her young-adult life tiptoeing the straight and narrow. Things finally paid off in the form of a job with the Department of Defense, a home of her own, and a boyfriend muscled enough he put Zach Efron to shame. Until one text reveals a hideous truth that splinters her world.

Suddenly she can’t trust Nate or their surrogate family of friends. Can she possibly trust Luck—the man who mirrors her soul, scares her beyond the neat confines she’s erected around herself, and makes her scrutinize the versions she’s always been too angry to see?

Luck turned to the streets out of necessity, while Rin slapped on blinders and ignored those willing to help her. A stupid move for a sultry young woman. But the skills she learned in the rough and tumble underbelly of DC will serve his latest assignment well. Because people like them have the instinct to survive.


KINDLE EXCLUSIVE - DECEMBER 1, 2014
AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE - MARCH 1, 2014

Pre-Order Available
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About the Author:
Megan Mitcham was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and began working for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens heart pounding romantic thriller novels and window steaming erotic romance. For sneak peeks and giveaways sign up for her newsletter at www.meganmitcham.com. You can also follow her on FacebookTwitterPinterest & Goodreads! 

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Published on November 19, 2014 05:30 • 8 views

November 18, 2014

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Love Always by Sheena Binkley 
(Love, Life, & Happiness, #5) 
Publication date: November 12th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Riana:
From the first moment I’d laid eyes on Shawn Walker, I never thought he would be the love of my life. In the three years we have been together, we have been through so much, and I couldn’t imagine anyone else I would have wanted by my side. Now, we’re about to experience another event that has us both in shock. Will we be able to get through this one together, or will it end up destroying our relationship?
Shawn:
I never thought I would experience love again until Riana Robertson entered my life. The two of us have been through hell and back, but we’re still standing. Now that I’ve graduated Shaw and heading into the real world, I have a lot of responsibility, not just for myself, but for my growing family. With all of the issues surrounding Riana and me, will we slowly lose sight of the love we have for each other, or will it strengthen us as a couple?


Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23277594-love-always?ac=1

Purchase:
--Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Always-Life-Happiness-Book-ebook/dp/B00O1LNY9I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416233384&sr=8-1&keywords=Love+Always+sheena
--B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-always-sheena-binkley/1120730014?ean=2940150640030
--GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sheena_Binkley_Love_Always?id=ythNBQAAQBAJ&hl=en
--Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491984
--iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/love-always/id941001057?mt=11


AUTHOR BIO
Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

Author links:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7092860.Sheena_Binkley
http://sheenabinkley.com/
https://twitter.com/ChevonBink
https://www.facebook.com/sheenabinkleyauthor
http://eepurl.com/U1gqj

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Published on November 18, 2014 04:30 • 6 views

November 7, 2014

PictureWild Fire Release Blog Party

and Settings Hunt

Thank you so much for being part of the  release party and giveaway for the sixth book in my Guardian Witch series!

 (See contest details at the bottom.)

Book Blurb:

A vision. A lost talisman. A dangerous journey through time...

A month after their bonding, Ari and Andreas are still adjusting to married life when they learn the hard way that the O-Seven, the terrifying and brutal vampire elders, still have them in their sights. A three million dollar bounty hangs over each of their heads, and there’s no lack of assassins eager to collect.

When the local seer has a terrifying vision of the destruction of Riverdale, it’s up to Ari—as usual—to keep everyone safe. Only this time, an enemy from the past has bound her fire powers, and the city’s string of arsons seems connected.

Daron, the vampire prince in Toronto, has information that two of the vampire elders are on their way to Riverdale. Which can’t be good. Only a risky and unprecedented journey through time can provide the help they need. But that will leave Andreas to face the O-Seven alone...

Buy Link

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Fire-Guardian-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B00NWX6Y7K
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wild-fire-ally-shields/1120690072?ean=2940150528499
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/wild-fire-12

Also available at most online booksellers

Book Trailer on Youtube: http://youtu.be/nGO1wudi7xQ

Excerpt:

The tracks in the snow gradually moved up the slope toward the older parts of Riverdale, out of the tourist district, past residential homes, angling toward the cliff area that overlooked the Mississippi River. Then it took a sharp swing north.

Ari looked ahead, her gaze following the tracks through the gate and into the Riverdale Cemetery. "I don't like this." She came to a stop with one hand on the gate. "Don't you think the trail is a bit too obvious? As if he wanted us to follow him?" Her eyes scanned the cemetery grounds for anything unusual, a shadow, a hint of color out of place among the stones and crypts. The only sizable tracks went behind a tall mausoleum.

"A trap?" Ryan drew his pistol. "Do you sense something?"

"Maybe. But there is a lot of magical interference in graveyards." Ari frowned. She sensed a flicker of Otherworld power, but it didn't feel right. Shielded? Would a halfling demon be that good? She eased through the gate; Ryan followed close behind. Her magic stirred, raising the hairs on her arms, and she stopped, extending her witch senses to probe the area around them—tasting, smelling, touching the environment. Her magic roared to life.

"Back!" she shouted. "Power. And lots of it."

Two gigantic figures leaped from the top of the nearest crypt. A howling rent the quiet of the cemetery. By the time the creatures landed—one in front of Ari and Ryan, and the other cutting them off from the gate—both had morphed into fiery red, eight-foot demons, their eyes deep black holes. Each carried a metal shield and swung a five-foot mace.

"Hellsgate warriors!" Ari crouched, raising her fingers to call the witch fire to her command.

Author Bio:

Ally Shields was born and raised in the Midwest, along the Mississippi River, and considers herself a "river rat." The setting and folklore of that area are often incorporated into her Guardian Witch series. After  a career in law and juvenile justice, she turned to full-time writing in 2009. She loves writing, reading and traveling. Way too often she can be found on Twitter. @ShieldsAlly

Author Contacts:


Website: http://allyshields.com

Blog: http://allyshields.com/blog.html

Facebook: http://facebook.com/AllyShieldsAuthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ShieldsAlly

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6527209.Ally_Shields

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/allyshields


Other books in the series:


Awakening the Fire (#1); Fire Within (#2; Burning Both Ends (#3); Blood and Fire (#4); Fire Storm (#5).

Coming Soon:

Eternal Fires (Guardian Witch #7) (TBA)

Also by Ally Shields:

Cross Keys, an Elvenrude novel (October 2014)


Blog Tour GIVEAWAY: Nov. 7-10:  Readers and writers always talk about characters in books, but settings are almost as important, and they play a huge role in the Guardian Witch series. Wild Fire is no exception, and this blog tour is revealing several settings that are the backdrop for major events in the book. In fact, I think they're so important that I'm running a special contest.

If you collect the names and numbers of all ten settings, you could win your choice of three ebooks in the series (including this latest release) or a $15.00 Amazon gift certificate. It's easy to do. Here are the rules.

Visit the blogs on this list -- or enough to collect all ten settings -- then email me at allyshieldsbooks@gmail.com by 9:00 a.m. EST, Monday, November 10, 2014 with your completed list. You will automatically be entered in the random drawing (two winners).

NOTE: A setting may appear on more than one blog, so be sure you have 10 different settings before turning in your entry.

Here is the list of participating blogs*:

AJ Locke

Angela Myers

Brinda Berry

Carmen Stefanescu

Danielle Devor

Dani-Lyn Alexander

DL Richardson

JL Buck

Joyce Laverne

Kath Marsh

Kirstin Pulioff

Lindsey Loucks

Norma Huss

Sue Roebuck

Tina Gayle

Erin Moore
 


(*If you can't find a post, return to allyshields.com for updated links and blogs.)

Now for the setting: #3
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 Setting #3:  City Hall - Olde Town's buildings have always been part of every story, but this is City Hall's one appearance of significance. :)

Good luck! Thanks for  joining Wild Fire's release celebration!

More Fun: Those of you who read this before 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST on November 7, are invited to join us at the official Facebook release party (https://www.facebook.com/events/314795258698003/) for games and prizes, including books, swag and more gift certificates!!

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November 6, 2014

Picture Chasing Luck was recently on a review tour. Click on any of the links below to enter to visit the reviewer, read his/her thoughts, and enter the giveaway. There's a Sephora and an iTunes gift card up for grabs. 

*Not all the reviewers posted the Rafflecopter widget, so you may have to visit more than one to find a giveaway.  An excerpt from Book Lover 2.0's review: Picture October 27th
-Channelling Colee
-Bottles & Books Reviews
-books are love

October 28th
-The Book Bratz
-Book Bumblings
-SBM Book Obsession
-A British Bookworm’s Blog 
-Mich BookShelf
-Four Chicks Flipping Pages

October 29th
-Once Upon a YA Book
-Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews 
-In My Secret -Book- World 
-Books by Migs
-halos and horns book blog

October 30th
-Sweet and Spicy Books
-Between The Lines
-Travels n Reads
-Pretty Sassy Cool

October 31st
-Clever Girls Read
-Book Enthralled
-Rolling with the Moments
-Becky on Books
-The Phantom Paragrapher

November 1st
-BookLover2.0
-Underneath the Covers
-New Adult Book Reviews


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Published on November 06, 2014 06:00 • 10 views

November 5, 2014

THE BIRTHRIGHT SERIES

https://www.facebook.com/ABirthRightNovel
Picture Picture  TANGLED (A BirthRight Novel #3)

Release Date: 10/31/14

If you were forced to choose between trading your life to save a loved one—or staying alive to save the world—which would you choose?

With the impending battle closing in, Chloe and her magical family must work with a former rival to fulfill the Prophecy. Yet neither side knows the true Evil their up against, or who might be taken out in the process. But in the moment of truth, Chloe’s compelled to make the most unimaginable decision of her life. Will love of family—or the fate of the world—dictate her defining moment? And more importantly, will she be strong enough to accept the ripple effect caused by her choice?

The Epic conclusion of The BirthRight Series.

On Sale for $1.99 (reg. price will be $3.99)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nX4N4z

B&N: http://bit.ly/1s08YLr 

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1wdZFIE

iTunes:  http://bit.ly/1sizZw6

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20887833-tangled

RAFFLECOPTER – TANGLED RELEASE WEEK GIVEAWAY
a Rafflecopter giveaway Brandi is a YA and NA author, whose stories lean towards the sweeter side of romance. Her novels combine magical elements with real-life issues, strong female characters, semi-old-fashioned men, and family values, woven together and told from an organic and fresh, first-person perspective. 

Growing up in a haunted house inspired Brandi's fascination with the paranormal, so it only made sense she'd write Urban Fantasy for both teens and adults. 

The first two novels in The BirthRight Series have frequented Amazon’s Top 100 in 6 categories this year, while the final installment, TANGLED, promises to soar to the top in no time.

Brandi lives in Central PA with her fur-ball cats (Onyx and Klepto), where she spends most of her time attached to her laptops, reading books, appeasing her sweet tooth, and watching TV for motivation. 


AUTHOR LINKS

Blog: www.BrandiLeighHall.wordpress.com

Website: www.BrandiHall.net

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandiLeighHall

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/BrandiLeighHall

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/BrandiLeighHall

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7325602.Brandi_Leigh_Hall

Email: BrandiHallAuthor@aol.com





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