Release Day Party One Wish

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We’re hosting the release day party for fantasy romance collection “One Wish”.

About the Books

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Author: February Grace

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Two books, one unforgettable romance!

Till Nesbitt had no idea what she was getting into when she learned the truth about her future from her Great Aunt Tilda: that she was destined to become a Fairy Godmother, because the skills were written into her DNA.

Faced with a whole new world of rules to navigate and a heart full of confusion, will Till be able to live for her work, or will her partnership with sweet, handsome Gus Duncan lead to her downfall?

Author Bio

5820076February Grace is a writer, artist and poet who lives somewhere that is much colder than she would like most of the time.

She sings on key, plays by ear, and is more than mildly obsessed with music, clocks, colors, and meteor showers.

Her poetry, prose, and/or flash fiction have appeared in The Rusty Nail Literary Magazine, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Rose and Thorn Journal. Her work can also be found in the following anthologies: Poetry Pact Volume One, Anything Prose…And Poetry, Too! and Orange Karen, Tribute To A Warrior.

GODSPEED, her debut novel, is a labor of love she refers to as “Literary romance with steampunk embellishments.”

Her second novel, OF STARDUST, is a modern, romantic fantasy tale. IN STARLIGHT is its sequel.

Links

Website: http://februarywriter.blogspot.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5820076.February_Grace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FebruaryGrace

Twitter: @februarygrace

 

Purchase links

Booktrope Publishing: http://booktrope.com/book/one-wish-the-of-stardust-collection/

Amazon (US): http://www.amazon.com/One-Wish-Collection-February-Grace-ebook/dp/B00L3H572U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1404995027&sr=8-4&keywords=one+wish+collection

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-wish-february-grace/1119775249?ean=2940149806836&itm=1&usri=one+wish+collection

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Release Day Party Drowning in Fear

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About the Book

23169001Title: Drowning in Fear

Author: Majanka Verstraete

Genre: Horror, Lower Grade, Chapter Book

For as long as he can remember, Nolan has been afraid of drowning. The fear is so bad he can’t even go swimming with his friends.

In an attempt to help him get over his fears, his Dad signs him up for a summer camp near Lake Weird. Ever since Nolan heard the news, he’s been having nightmares about an abandoned cabin near a lake, and about him drowning in water thick as blood.

Nolan is certain his nightmares are related to his fear of drowning, but when he arrives at summer camp, and finds out there’s a cabin near Lake Weird that matches the withered cabin from his nightmares, he realizes something more sinister is going on.

Can Nolan find out the reason why he’s spent his entire life being afraid of drowning? How is it connected to the spooky cabin from his nightmares, and the lake surrounded by creepy, crawling mist?

Author Bio

Majanka Verstraete PictureMajanka has a Master of Law degree, and is studying for a Master of Criminology degree at the moment.

She has written a picture book series, “Valentina’s Spooky Adventures”, of which three books have been released. She’s also working on the “Weirdville” series, a series of scary lower grade chapter books. The first three books in the series have been released, and books four to six will release in 2014.

The first three Weridville books have also been released in audiobook version.

She’s written two young adult novels. “Fractured”, the first book in the Mirrorland series was released last year and its sequel, “Reflected” will be released in 2015. The first book in YA Paranormal series, the Angel of Death Series, “The Soul Thief”, will release in November 2014.

Website: http://majankaverstraete.com

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/4813098.Majanka_Verstraete

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Majanka-Verstraete/398570476832115

Twitter: @iheartreads

Links

Evolved Publishing: http://www.evolvedpub.com/product/drowning-in-fear/

Amazon (US): Buy on Amazon (US)

Amazon (UK): Buy on Amazon (UK)

B&N: B&N

Smashwords: Smashwords

iTunes: iTunes

Kobo: Kobo

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Author Interview When All Balls Drop

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Woohoo! Time for another interview today. We’re hosting an interview for creative non-fiction / inspirational / memoir “When All Balls Drop”. Enjoy!

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

I’m an author and adventurer. I love to write, inspire, travel, and learn. I’m originally from small-town Wisconsin, but I currently live in Kauai. I have hung my hat in many locations, including Boston, Madrid, South Florida, and Alaska. My accolades include running the Boston Marathon in 2004 and triumphantly recovering from breaking my neck in 2009 and living to write about it in my memoir When All Balls Drop.


Q: Tell us about your book.

When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Everything is my true story of surviving a traumatic accident and losing everything: health, love, and career. I fought to regain my life piece by piece, during which I redefined having it all. Through When All Balls Drop, I show how it’s possible to look up in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Rich with hope and humor, it is inspirational for anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.

 


Q: What inspired you to write When all Balls Drop? 

In 2009, I was an ambitious, globetrotting professional, married, and a homeowner with an active, healthy lifestyle. That fall on one of my travels, I was visiting New York’s Hudson River Valley when in a split second, a thousand pound tree limb struck me, breaking my neck and leaving me unconscious for days. After neurosurgery and release from the hospital for a multiple month recovery far away from home, which was South Florida at the time, I also discovered my husband had been living a double life. If that wasn’t enough, I received a call from my employer forcing me to resign, thus losing my professional identity. It was a triple whammy of loss. My juggling act of health, marriage, career, and more was forced to a screeching halt. And, that’s the When All Balls Drop moment.

During this time, I wrote in a journal keeping track of daily occurrences, the gamut of every changing emotions, and bullet point lists of questions. My writing combined with walking was my therapy. Through both, I gradually reframed my circumstances. I decided that I had lost everything, but I had the opportunity redesign my life, having it all. It was nearly a year and half after the accident while on a multiple week walkabout in South America when I decided to write When All Balls Drop.

 


Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

As a goal, I try to concentrate for only two hours a day by setting an alarm on my phone. However, I find that the majority of time, I pause the alarm to continue a thought or until it feels that I’m not making any good progress. There are days where I’m on a roll and I forget to eat, go to the gym much later than usual, and work all-day. Also, remember that I spend at least one to two hours of each day aside from writing on building my audience, marketing, and PR.

 


Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, and Lisa Genova.


Q: What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently writing a sequel. It will pick up where I left off in When All Balls Drop. It will begin with revisiting my roots in small-town Wisconsin. It will continue on in South Florida where I started to rebuild my life: finding a job, dating again, and changing my home. It includes a crucial therapeutic walkabout to South America. Its main theme describes the healing components of travel whether to a foreign place or somewhere as familiar as your hometown. The perspective gained from getting away completed my life change sparked by the tree in 2009.

I plan on releasing my next book in the fall of 2015. Until then, I will be promoting When All Balls Drop in Florida, Wisconsin, Kauai, and Massachusetts. You can check out my events on www.heidisiefkas.com and my Facebook page. Don’t worry! If you are in remote area, you can attend one of my virtual events.

About The Book

whenallballsdropcoverTitle: When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything

Author: Heidi Siefkas

Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Memoir

The true story of a survivor
who through losing everything,
redefined having it all

Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly “had it all”—until a tree limb in New York’s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband’s double life.

She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor. She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself. Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.

Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to “look up” in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir–rich with hope and humor, inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.

Author Bio

Heidi Siefkas is an author and adventurer. Originally from small-town Wisconsin, she lives in Kauai and also calls the Midwest and South Florida home. Heidi is currently crafting a sequel to this memoir, embracing both her wanderlust and love of writing by documenting her many travels. You can connect with Heidi at www.heidisiefkas.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Links

Website: http://www.heidisiefkas.com

Twitter: @HeidiSiefkas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiNSiefkas?ref=hl

Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for 5 paperback copies (US only). Contest will end on September 26, and winners will be announced on September 27. Additionally readers who sign up via the author’s mailing list, will get a free excerpt of the book.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

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Author Interview with Elisabeth Jackson

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I’m interviewing Elisabeth Jackson today, author of mystery / suspense “This Beautiful World”. Welcome to my blog, Elisabeth, and thanks for visiting.

Author Interview

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

This Beautiful World is my debut Romantic Suspense/Mystery novel, and I have a forthcoming New Adult series. I also am a business writer. I adore dogs (and just about all animals, really), especially rescued ones, and the outdoors.


Q: Tell us about your book.

This Beautiful World blends haunting childhood secrets, romantic themes, second chances, and a mystery in a small town setting, with a dash of Gothic elements.


Q: What inspired you to write This Beautiful World?

My characters were inspired by the small, rural towns I have visited and lived in. The mystery part was actually inspired by a little known true story–I will be writing a blog post on it someday!


Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

It depends on what I’m working on at the moment and how much time I have. In terms of actual writing/editing, I would say about 20 hours per week. A lot of time is also spent on marketing my published work.


Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Elizabeth Berg, Stephen King, and Shirley Jackson.


Q: What are you working on at the moment?

I have finished the first book in a New-Adult romance series under a different pen name. I’m very excited about it. It was recently acquired by a terrific publisher. More can be found out about it here http://heartsdesirepress.com/watermaze.html.

About This Beautiful World

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Author:  Elisabeth Jackson

Genre: Romantic Suspense / Mystery

As children, RaeAnne and her sidekick King were held captive after they discovered the body of a boy their age in a crate of apples in their small town’s peculiar orchard. Now RaeAnne is grown and the mother of a troubled young daughter. After her mother is killed in an accident, she travels home to her father with her daughter. But RaeAnne finds that she is not welcomed by everyone, and frightening incidents start to happen involving her and her family. As RaeAnne unravels the mysteries of her childhood, including what happened to her older brother, who vanished on the same night RaeAnne and King found terror in the orchard, she reunites with King. The boy she knew has grown up to be very handsome and guarded. But can the two ever be more than old friends who share a terrifying secret?

Author Bio

Elisabeth_Jackson_author_photoElisabeth Jackson loves the outdoors and dogs, rescued dogs in particular. This Beautiful World is her debut novel and blends haunting childhood secrets, romantic themes, second chances and a mystery in a small town setting, with a dash of Gothic elements. When she is not writing small town Romances and Mysteries, she works as a freelance business writer. Her characters are inspired by the rural towns she has visited and lived in. She welcomes readers to connect with her at ejacksonbooks.com and Facebook.com/ejacksbooks.

Links

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads | Pinterest | Amazon | B&N | Kobo Books | Smashwords

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Cover Reveal Party Dear Carolina

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We’re happy to host the cover reveal today for women’s fiction “Dear Carolina”.

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About the Book

Title: Dear Carolina

Author: Kristy Woodson Harvey

Genre: Women’s Fiction

One baby girl.

Two strong Southern women.

And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.

Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…

Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…

Author Bio

Harvey Port 02 retKristy Woodson Harvey’s novel, Dear Carolina (Berkley), debuts on 5.5.15. She blogs at Design Chic about how creating a beautiful home can be the catalyst for creating a beautiful life and on her author site about everything else. Kristy is a contributor to Domino, Houzz and Live the Life You Dream About. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and holds a master’s in English from East Carolina University. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and son.

Author site and blog: www.kristywoodsonharvey.com

Design Blog: Design Chic, www.mydesignchic.com

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Cover Reveal Party Blood Phoenix: Claimed

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We’re celebrating the cover reveal for urban fantasy “Blood Phoenix: Claimed”.

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Who knew immortality would be such a bitch.

Boot Camp for Vamps has a new prisoner, and Ria is testing her new world of rules and regulations, fighting her oldest nemesis—conformity. Her key battle is keeping her individuality and hiding her phoenix powers.

With an uptight mentor, an estranged werewolf, and an unlikely band of humans on her side, Ria must first survive her trials, designed to break her by a queen hell bent on making her suffer…let the nightmare begin.

 

Author Bio

author meAlisha Costanzo is from a Syracuse suburb. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she currently teaches English. Her third Broken World novel, LOVING RED, is undergoing serious edits for its 2015 release. And novelette, “Maiden of the Underworld,” will be released in anthology, DISTORTED in the Fall. In the meantime, she will continue to corrupt young minds, rant about the government, and daydream about her all around nasty creatures.

Links

Website: http://alishacostanzo.weebly.com/
Blog: http://alishamcostanzo.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brokenworldauthor
Twitter: @AlishaCostanzo
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4618491.Alisha_Costanzo

Giveaway

 There is a tour-wide giveway for 5 signed bookmarks, a signed physical copy of the book, 2 buttons, 2 magnets and a signed poster.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

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Author Interview with Kara Winters

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Interview time! I’m interviewing Kara Winters today, author of erotica novel “Trusting the Knot”. Welcome to my blog, Kara.

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

I’m a contemporary erotica writer living in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been writing romance for over ten years now and love every single aspect of the process, even the bumps in the road.

Q: Tell us about your book.

My newest release, Trusting the Knot, is a story about learning to trust after years of pain. The hero is an alpha male who has been wounded from past experiences. The heroine is there to light the way back to who his truly is. I feel that the story goes far beyond just sex. I wanted to create a form of therapy for these characters, and map out their journey and the road they walk.

Q: What inspired you to write Trusting the Knot?

I first wrote this as a short to pull myself out of the dark cloud I felt while writing Breaking the Chains. Although Chains is a novel I poured my heart into, I felt that Trusting the Knot helped me find my smile again. I loved creating moody Dr. Anderson, and bringing him around Sasha, a complete opposite of his personality. I wanted her to show him that even if he’s “broken”, it’s not permanent. No pain is permanent.

Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

I am horrible at keeping track of how much I write. Honestly, I just write. I don’t like to judge myself based on how much I do or don’t do with being a writer. If I did that, I’d just set myself up for failure.

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Anaïs Nin, the Marques de Sade, and Marcus Aurelius. I think that getting those three in a room, with plenty of wine, would be a lot of fun. A lot.

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

Currently, I’m working on something I keep calling “Wolf Girl”. That title probably tells you enough of what it could potentially be about. It’s paranormal (duh), and a genre I haven’t written in a very long time. I love my whips and chains and kink, but there’s another side of me I’m ready to show my readers. ;)

About Trusting The Knot

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Author: Kara Winters

Genre: Erotica

Sasha Caesario worries of finishing college with the burden of student loans, she discovers an advertisement for a well-paid summer job as a submissive. BDSM has been a curiosity to her, ever since watching a stage show in Los Angeles. However stepping into her new role requires much more than ropes and chains…

As a Master Dominant, Dr. Richard Anderson has had his share of the spotlight, being a co-founder of one of the nation’s top BDSM retreats. But past troubles forced him to stay away from the crowds. Now, being urged by his surrounding friends to take on a new submissive for the summer, he reluctantly agrees. He’ll never let this new girl into his world. Or into his heart…

But when Sasha arrives, that feeling to control and protect comes charging through as he sees her potential. Yet as the summer progresses, and the closer they become, his walls begin to crumble. Sasha can see the man he once was, but is she too late helping him regain the trust he lost years ago?

Author Bio

Kara Winters grew up sneaking in all the romance novels she could reach for on her grandmother’s bookshelves. Her love for a good story inspired her to pursue writing as a career and led to her published debut novel in 2013 entitled ‘Working Out the Kinks’. Currently she lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the RWA

(Romance Writers of America), as well as the Los Angeles branch of the guild. If she is not at home in front of her laptop, Kara is out shopping for vinyl records, exploring the LACMA, or cruising up the California coastline, looking for inspiration to her next book.

Links

Website – www.KaraWinters.net

Facebook – www.facebook.com/winters.kara

Goodreads – Goodreads Author Page

Twitter – www.twitter.com/karawinters21

Giveaway

There’s a tour-wide giveaway for signed copies of the book, a bag of goodies and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Sign up for the author’s newsletter for a chance to win the giveaway: http://karawinters.net/newsletter-signup/

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