Monday, September 19, 2016

THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SHOP BY GINNY BAIRD - BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY!


The Christmas Cookie Shop
by Ginny Baird


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GENRE: Contemporary Romance


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Come home this Christmas to…


CHRISTMAS TOWN, TENNESSEE


Where everyday dreams come true!


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ginny Baird brings you the start of a brand new holiday series…


THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE SHOP


(Christmas Town, Book 1)


Hannah Winchester is down on her luck and disillusioned with love, but her fortunes are about to change. When Hannah inherits a defunct bakery in East Tennessee, her first thought is to sell it and settle her substantial debt. Then the townsfolk welcome her warmly and she’s taken with the joyful spirit of the place, where stores employ holiday themes and residents have surnames like Christmas and Claus. After a handsome lawman comes to her aid dressed as Santa, Hannah learns he’s more than a hot guy in a red suit and shiny black boots. Sheriff Carter Livingston has joined in the cause of rejuvenating the town, and he’s encouraging her to do her part. Hannah’s great-grandmother, Lena, sold special holiday cookies that brought hope and renewal to the people of Christmas Town. Yet Hannah has plans elsewhere and isn’t looking to stay. Can she possibly reopen the shop known for kindling romance—without sacrificing her heart?

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EXCERPT

He met her eyes. “Hannah…?”

Her chin tilted up toward his. “Yes, Carter?”

“You going to be okay here? I can always call Sandy—”

“No, please. Sandy’s already done enough. So have Lou and Kurt, and…” She ducked her head with a blush. “You, Santa.”

“Kind of funny meeting that way.” When she looked up he was grinning. “Funny, but not bad—by any stretch.”

“No. Not bad at all.”

Hannah noticed his jacket slung over the back of the armchair and that he’d set his hat on the table by the door. Carter lifted the jacket and slipped into it, raising its zipper. “Might want to stick that bowl of stew in the microwave for a minute or two.”

“I’ll do that,” she said brightly.

He ambled toward the door and placed his hat on his head, tapping it down. His deep voice rumbled. “Kurt’s a good-looking guy.”

“Kurt?” Hannah asked, flummoxed.

“Eligible bachelor too.”

“Can’t say I noticed.”

“No? I thought I heard the two of you talking from the kitchen—”

“Sheriff.” She stopped him. “I’m not interested in any man right now, okay? And if I
were…” Hannah swallowed hard past the lump in her throat.

“If you were…?” he said, leading.

Hannah’s heart hammered and her knees felt weak. “I told you, I’m just passing through.”

“Odd thing about that, Hannah.” He tipped his hat her way. “Nobody in town seems to know that, but me.”

Then he stepped out the door, shutting it soundly behind him.

Copyright © 2016 Ginny Baird



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AUTHOR Bio and Links



Romance writer Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. Whether writing lighthearted romantic comedy or spine-tingling romantic suspense, she delights in delivering heartwarming stories.
She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. When she's not writing, Ginny enjoys cooking, biking and spending time with her family in Virginia. Ginny loves hearing from her readers! She invites you to visit her website and connect with her on social media. http://www.ginnybairdromance.com/





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GIVEAWAY
Ginny will be awarding The Complete Holiday Brides Collection (Books 1 - 5) to five randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour.





Thursday, February 25, 2016

A WICKED DESIRE BY KIERSTEN FAY - BOOK BLAST + GIVEAWAY


A Wicked Desire
by Kiersten Fay

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GENRE: Paranormal Romance

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Having survived her terrible captivity by a sadistic doctor deep within an ancient mine, Cora returns home ready to move on with her life, but when Mason’s mysterious condition quickly deteriorates, Cora must embark on a quest for the one thing that could save his life.

When she is told Knox will accompany her, she fears she will not return alive. If Knox cannot control her, he might prefer her dead. Trusting him is a gamble she may never win…unless she can find other ways to tame the wild vampire.






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EXCERPT

She killed the ignition, slipped the satchel’s strap over her head, and shouldered the door open. Outside, the cool morning breeze played in her hair.

The airship was a great hulking beast of a thing. The body reminded her of a bowhead whale. In the back, twin vertical steering fins were probably six stories tall at least. The gondola boasted three, four, maybe even five levels—she couldn’t quite tell from this distance—and was snuggly attached to the belly of the plump, stretching bladder filled with helium gas. Four massive propellers stabbed out from the gondola’s front and rear and could be swiveled horizontally or vertically for additional lift or propulsion. They were angled toward the earth at the moment, already spinning in preparation for takeoff.

His motorcycle still revving, Knox’s muttered thickly. “I supposed you think you’re clever leaving me behind like that.”

“Clearly not clever enough,” she replied airily. “You’re here, aren’t you?”

“You owe that poor attendant back there an apology. I had to steal his only transport.” He patted the handlebars.

“Then it sounds like you owe him an apology.” She’d expected to see people lined up on the platform, or crew readying the ship. There were none. She supposed the passengers were all aboard. The loading doors were closed…the propellers spinning? Wait, was it already off the ground? “Oh, no! Are they taking off without us?!”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kiersten Fay is the award-winning author of the steamy Shadow Quest series. She writes epic paranormal and sci-fi romance novels which incorporate elements of mythology and Lore. In 2012, Demon Retribution won Favorite Story of the Month via Gravetells, and received a nomination for favorite author in that same year. In 2013, her short story, Racing Hearts, was published in the anthology The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance. Her latest series, Creatures of Darkness, is a dark, yet steamy romance set in a future where vampires openly mingle with humans. Before becoming an author, Kiersten worked as graphic designer and now enjoys creating her own book covers.


In addition to the tour giveaway, please check for a special giveaway on the author's website:






Contact information:

Email address: kierstenfay@kierstenfay.com

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Book List:
    •  Demon Possession (Shadow Quest 1)
    •  Demon Slave (Shadow Quest 2)
    •  Demon Retribution (Shadow Quest 3)
    •  Demon Untamed (Shadow Quest 4)
    •  Racing Hearts (Shadow Quest 4.5)
    •  A Wicked Hunger (Creatures of Darkness 1)
    •  A Wicked Night (Creatures of Darkness 2)
    • A Wicked Desire (Creatures of Darkness 3)

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GIVEAWAY
Kiersten will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner

Monday, February 22, 2016

UNSTOPPABLE BY LYNN CRANDALL - REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Unstoppable
by Lynn Crandall

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GENRE: Paranormal romance

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Reeling from Project Powering, the recent battle between the evil Nexus Group and her colony of were-cats, were-lynx Lara Monroe is struggling with not only thwarting the group’s plans to take over the world and eliminate her colony, but also her own traumatic past and aching heart. Through her work as a veterinarian equipped with a special healing touch, she can help animals. Animals she can trust not to tear open her heart. As the colony’s unofficial go-to for help with emotional issues, Lara is eager to use her healing touch to help colony cat Booker Chase process grief and his PTSD. But as the focus of her unrequited love, Booker unknowingly beckons her to ask for more than friendship.

A formidable were-lynx and a physician, Booker nonetheless has his hands full helping patients who were seriously injured in Project Powering. Though his healing touch is powerful in healing physical injuries in his patients, it’s useless to help him heal from the loss of his wife or the retriggered PTSD he incurred while serving in Afghanistan. Now that his good friend Lara is standing by him in his emotional struggles, he is finding there is more to his connection with her than he realized. But dare he open his heart to her?

In the epic conclusion of the Fierce Hearts series, while the colony faces constant threats in attempting to end TNG, will Lara and Booker survive to take their second chance at love?


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EXCERPT

Lara held her breath, sinking into the delicate touch of Booker’s lips on hers. Her pulse thrummed loudly in her head. Her eyes closed. Booker’s scent, fresh, like early morning rain, prompted thoughts of his naked skin.

His kiss pressed hard to her mouth and without thought, her lips separated. His tongue darted inside and coaxed hers into assent.

He pulled her close, holding her tight against his muscled chest. It was over for her.
She placed her hands on either side of his head, savoring the texture of his dark hair, and kissed him hard. And long. This was what she wanted, had wanted for so long. She let loose the yearning she’d buried deep when he’d turned to Shaun and made her his lover, his wife. Her body didn’t pull back from his touch the way it had resisted touch since her childhood. She shoved all that down, refusing to let thoughts of the past darken this minute. She didn’t want any thoughts, only feelings and sensations of being with Booker right now, in the moment. This moment. The one she’d never believed could happen. And now, the moment was alive for her, sending her pulse racing to the beat of bliss.    

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MY REVIEW
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely love books with a strong female and a broken hero and "Unstoppable" have both!
With an original premise and a complex paranormal world, full of action, suspense and romance the story engulfed me since page one. The characters are developed, full of layers and extremely likeable, I enjoyed the personal growing of Lara and Brooker and their love story *sighs*
I read that this is the final book of a series, but it doesn't felt like if I missed something, it's excellent written, with great dialogues and heartfelt moments.
Highly Recommended!!
P.S. Oh, my! That book cover!!! *double sighs*
*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest review*


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lynn Crandall lives in the Midwest and writes in the company of her cat. She has been a reader and a writer all her life. Her background is in journalism, but whether writing a magazine or newspaper story or creating a romance, she loves the power stories hold to transport, inspire, and uplift. In her romances, she focuses on vulnerable, embraceable characters who don't back down.
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/lcrandall246 , @lcrandall246
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GIVEAWAY
Lynn Crandall will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner


Friday, February 19, 2016

APOCALYPSE WOW BY BEN MARINER - VIRTUAL & REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Apocalypse Wow
by Ben Mariner

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GENRE: Science Fiction/Humor

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Jack Winters is in a bit of a pickle. Things started out just fine. He had a decent job and a few friends. Then he met the woman of his dreams. They go out on a date and things go really well. That’s when things go south. The morning after turns out to be a week later and the world went ahead and ended itself while Jack was far away in dreamland. Now he’s awake in a post-apocalyptic world with no family, no job, and worst of all, no girlfriend. Along with his friends and some other random tag-alongs, Jack will journey cross country to find the woman of his dreams against zombies, heavy metal horsemen, pirates, and a power so immense and evil it will put his very soul to the test.





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EXCERPT

7:51 a.m.

My alarm went off at the same time it always did. It prattled out its god awful incessant whine like it’s prone to doing as if I actually cared about its existence. I reached a hand out from under the blanket and slapped the snooze button with a little more gusto than I probably should have. Maybe it’s just me, but putting a little extra mustard on that snooze button in the morning gives me a feeling of satisfaction, like it’ll think twice about bothering me again if I just smack it hard enough.

I rolled over and went back to sleep.

8:00 a.m.

The alarm blared back into life. Who decided nine minutes was the standard amount of time for the snooze feature on an alarm clock? Was there some kind of study done at some point that found that people only needed nine minutes of extra sleep at a time? Personally I would think fifteen or twenty minutes would be more appropriate. Again, maybe it’s just me. I pushed the blanket back and lurched onto my feet. The room was spinning ever so slightly. That had to do a little with standing up too fast, and a lot to do with being hung over. I clicked the snooze button on the alarm with the big toe on my right foot. Everything in my room was on the floor. I didn’t own a traditional bed. It was just a futon mattress lying on the floor, so everything had to be at ground level so I could easily reach it. I was trying to adopt a Japanese style of living.

All right, fine. I just couldn’t afford real furniture. Are you happy now that you got me to admit that?


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MY REVIEW

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
*3.5 Stars*
With this book I found myself in a crossroad.
Apocalypse Wow is hilarious, with funny situations, witty dialogues, smart references, an awesome soundtrack and an original plot, but somehow, all that became fuzzy towards the end, I lost the storyline several times and it was a bit rushed.
Overall, I laughed at loud, really enjoyed the 90's references and our main characters were delightful!!
This book is the perfect read for a boring day, it will cheer up your day!
P.S. You must listen to the songs of each chapter while you're reading.

*I received a Free Copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ben Mariner is the author of Apocalypse Wow as well as The Many Lives of Zane Montgomery, which definitely sold some copies to some people. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and animals. He enjoys mozzarella sticks, dunk tanks at carnivals, and solving crime with his psychic powers and best friend/sidekick.

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GIVEAWAY

Ben Mariner will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner