Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cover Reveal: Three Sides to the Story by Dona Sarkar





Inside the Book:


Title: Three Sides to the Story
Author: Dona Sarkar
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ecopy 

There are never just two people in a relationship. . .

From the author of Scattered Ashes comes a moving, insightful novel about the decisions, large and small, that draw couples, families, and cultures closer together—or tears them apart. . .

Teaching assistant Quinn Montgomery was satisfied with a secret romance. After all, as a professor, Shalin Roy was technically her boss at the university in Ann Arbor. Both their careers would be at risk if their relationship was exposed. Not only that, Quinn is a mentor to Shalin’s shy older daughter, Kashmira, who looks up to her like a big sister. So when Quinn’s graduate studies end, she is unprepared for Shalin’s ultimatum: marry him, or it’s over.

Born in Afghanistan, Shalin long ago lost the wife who’d been arranged for him. He never dreamed he’d commit to another woman. But his bright, beautiful student has captured his heart. Now they should make it official. To his two daughters, he thinks, Quinn is already like family. So he is unprepared for the young women’s fierce disapproval—or the challenges that follow. Soon, a romance that seemed perfect in private will be severely tested by the complex, competing needs and loyalties of three very different people . . .

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Dona Sarkar wishes she’d been born as a cat so she could have had 9 lives. Since that didn’t work out, she decided to live 9 lives in this one. She spends her days making holograms at Microsoft, celebrates diversity in STEM fields as a fashion blogger at Fibonacci Sequins and is launching her first fashion line called Prima Dona Style this year.

She is also the published author of three novels and one non-fiction book.

Dona lives in Seattle with her really patient husband and her muse, a very bossy tabby cat named Ash.

She can be reached at: donasarkar.comtwitter.com/donasarkar; and facebook.com/donasarkarbooks.    
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cover Reveal: A Bolt From the Blue by Maggie Wells


Inside the Book:


Title: A Bolt From the Blue
Author: Maggie Wells
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ecopy 

True love, like lightning, never strikes twice—or does it?

As a free-spirited young woman, Hope Elliot was desperate to escape her snobbish high society family. So she ran off to Paris, where she lived for twenty-five years. Now widowed, she’s come home to settle her family’s massive lakefront estate. But before she can put her mother’s house on the market, it needs a major renovation. Enter master electrician Mick McInnes, a traditional guy who’s about to turn her life upside down . . .

Aside from the fact that Mick is hopelessly attracted to his latest client, Hope represents everything he doesn’t want in a woman. She’s ridiculously rich and adventurous, yet she doesn’t seem to know much about the real world. Besides, his policy is to never get involved with clients. But he can’t seem to resist the Chicago heiress’s sizzling advances—and soon enough finds himself in her bed, feeling like a teenager once again. And like teenagers, the two of them will just have to convince their families that opposites can not only attract, but they can also make the perfect match . . .

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Maggie Wells is a deep-­‐down dirty girl with a weakness for hot heroes and happy endings. By day she is buried in spreadsheets, but at night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, this mild-­‐mannered married lady has a naughty streak a mile wide.

Fueled by supertankers of Diet Coke, Maggie juggles fictional romance and the real deal by keeping her slow-­‐talking Southern gentleman constantly amused and their two grown children mildly embarrassed.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cover Reveal: Puppy Love by Kelly Moran

 

Inside the Book:


Title: Puppy Love
Author: Kelly Moran
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format: Ecopy 

This playboy has met his match, and she's organized...
 
After a passionless marriage under the scrutiny of high society, Avery Stowe is taking back her life. All she wants is a little privacy and a quiet place to raise her autistic daughter, Hailey. Redwood Ridge, Oregon, seems to offer all the right ingredients. Except for the problem of the local sexy veterinarian. The last thing she needs in her life is to fall for his irresistible allure, even if he is a nice guy who keeps doing her favors. But the well-meaning patrons of her new hometown have other ideas, and it appears playing Cupid is one of them.

Cade O'Grady has never met a woman he couldn't handle, but when Avery Stowe walks into his office late one night cradling an injured puppy, he's struck stupid. Which might explain her total lack of interest in him. But now that she's working for his family's clinic, he doesn't have to lust from a distance. He might just have a chance at convincing Avery--and her too-guarded heart--that falling for the right man isn't a mistake . . .

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MEET THE AUTHOR

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Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her and there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself.

Kelly is a Catherine Award-Winner, Readers Choice Finalist, and earned one of the 10 Best Reads of 2013 by USA TODAY's HEA. She is a proud Romance Writers of America member.

Kelly's interests include: sappy movies, MLB, NFL, driving others insane, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She resides in Wisconsin with her husband, three sons, and her black lab. Most of her family lives in the Carolinas, so she spends a lot of time there as well.

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A Bookish Conversation with Michael Phillip Cash, author of 'Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island'




Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning and best-selling novelist of horror, paranormal, and science fiction novels.  He's written ten books including the best-selling “Brood X”, “Stillwell”, “The Flip”, “The After House”, “The Hanging Tree”, “Witches Protection Program”, “Pokergeist”, "Monsterland", "The History Major", and “Battle for Darracia” series. Michael’s books are on the Amazon best-seller list and have also won numerous awards. Additionally, he is a screenwriter with 14 specs under his belt. Michael resides on the North Shore of Long Island.

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Title: Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
Pages: 192
Genre: Paranormal/Horror

Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.

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Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

I love to hang out with my kids and watch movies. Right now, my 8 year-old son and I are watching the classics from my childhood ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’, ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘The Goonies’…etc….We also play a ton of video games.

When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I’m 15 years old. Screenplays since I’m 20. Novels since I’m 30.

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

Getting an entertainment attorney…and a powerful one at that.  I’m repped by Susan Grode at Katten Law.

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I’m not that big on traveling out the states.  I’m actually taking my family to Orlando for a vacation soon, so I’m looking forward to seeing the different theme parks.  I have a new idea for a Great White Shark park I’ve been ruminating about.

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Cook more bacon.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

As I mentioned above, I’m really into theme parks now – thanks kids. It’s impossible for a Great White Shark to be kept in captivity. I’d love to read a book about an aquarium that actually does capture a great white and puts it on display.  Would make a scary tale.

Back to your present book, Stillwell, how did you publish it?

I used to publish all my works through Create Space. They are the self-publishing arm of Amazon and have been instrumental in my new business.  They really make it easy, and when I self-published Stillwell, it was literally uploading my manuscript and cover, the layout, etc…and Amazon has it around the world within 24 hours.  It’s really remarkable.

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

Just my den and kitchen. I would walk to my kitchen to eat kielbasa. Then back to my den to write. 

Why was writing Stillwell so important to you?

I pitched my screenplay Brood X to a super producer in Hollywood. They loved it but mentioned that they are looking for a new spin on the movie Taken.  I thought, what would be a worse case than having your daughter kidnapped?  How about having your wife’s soul kidnapped by a demon.  Stillwell was born.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

Watching good movies has been, by far, the most inspirational aspect in my writing.  I can watch an old horror movie, put a spin on it, and make it my own. All stories are really the same. It’s just how can you put your own signature on it. 

Any final words?

I’m working on three other books and three other screenplays now.  Witches Protection Program Part II. Monsterland Part II, and a sequel to my unreleased Dragged Down Deep.  Three scripts in the works are called Taoboys, Will, I Am Colossus.  Stay tuned…

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Book Feature: Storm of Arranon by R.E. Sheahan & Win Books!


We're happy to have with us today R. E. Sheahan, author of STORM OF ARRANON!  R.E. is on a virtual book tour this month and is giving away paperback copies of Book Two: Storm of Arranon: Fire and Ice and Book Three: Storm of Arranon: Allies and Enemies.  Enter below!

About the Book:

Title: Storm of Arranon
Author: R. E. Sheahan
Publisher: Rule of Three Press
Pages: 300
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy
 A forbidden birth. A remarkable young woman. A marauding alien society. The battle begins.
 A brutal alien society invades Korin and Arranon, intent on destroying the two worlds that make up Cadet Erynn Yager's home. Forced to expose her strange abilities and reveal her forbidden birth, a guarded web of secrets unravels.
Stranded on an unfamiliar planet of eternal winter and predatory wildlife, the mysterious living consciousness of Arranon intervenes, leading Erynn on a mystical journey.
Aware of Erynn's potential, the alien enemy pursues her. She struggles to gain control of her growing powers while in a constant race to elude the invaders, and join the forces preparing to fight a mounting occupation.
Erynn’s secret may be her worlds' only hope, but at the cost of her life. Swept up in a chain reaction of events, Erynn's dedication extends far beyond service and duty. She learns the true meaning of sacrifice.
Along with courage and hope, Erynn finds something unexpected on her journey of awareness and growth.
Love.

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  • Storm of Arranon is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Book Excerpt:

 TENDRILS OF BLUE STATIC POPPED and snapped around Lieutenant Erynn Yager’s fingers as she tapped the keypad. Black numbers and symbols streamed across the white screen of her monitor. She glanced up, checking the equation on the large overhead at the front of the cramped classroom and smiled, her answer correct.
Delicate blue currents reached out and wrapped around her hands with a faint tingling sensation. In a breath Erynn whispered, “Com avlash.” She brushed at dappled shadows that danced across the pool of sunlight at the edge of her desk, amused by the wispy blue filaments tracing her movements. They flowed like a lazy stream, trailing the path her fingertips traveled before the energy faded. As the static disappeared, she glanced around to make sure no one noticed.
No one ever had.
The buzz of winged centinents drifted in on a warm breeze through the open window next to her. She sighed and fingered the neck of her white uniform shirt, the stiff collar tight and irritating in the rising temperature.
From the front of the classroom the instructor, Major Kendal, his tan uniform meticulous, asked, “Does anyone need more time?” He scanned faces in the room. No one responded and he continued, “I trust you took into account gravitational pull, divided by trajectory angles, while factoring in speed given mass and friction before multiplying . . ..”
Erynn tried to listen, but his incessant droning soon matched the hum from outside.
 
Static crackled, and the air thickened with a sinking heaviness. The temperature plunged to an icy cold, chilling her moist skin. A sweet, spicy aroma replaced the electronic scent of computers and sour sweat of bodies pressed into a tight space for too long. She glanced out the window and frowned. What
Broad yellow, orange, and red leaves trembled in the breeze. Brown stone buildings melded with the blue sky and manicured green lawns. The colors ran, blurred, and morphed into dark oily shapes with faint outlines of long arms and legs. She stiffened and squeezed her eyes shut. Images played in her mind like a silent vid in fast-forward.
Flash—a brilliant jeweled city nestled in a deep green forest. Flash—majestic spires of trees surrounding a clearing, the woods tossed in a violent windstorm. Flash—mountain peaks covered by snow and ice.
More impressions swirled and sped by, eclipsing her thoughts, taking control.
Bright pinpoints of red and orange exploded, swarming under her closed lids. The high-pitched sound of a hundred musical instruments in discord screamed in her mind. The syrupy aroma intensified. She caught two words through the cacophony—a plea, and a warning.
“Cadjoo. Mabrath.” 
Her chest constricted, unable to expand.
Help. Death. 
The meaning of these two words, in a language she’d made up as a child, took her breath. She pushed recognition away, refusing the insistent vision that pried at the corners of her mind seeking purchase.
Prophecy. 
The word slithered across her nerves like a dry whisper.
Heart thudding, her lids flew open. At the periphery of her vision, the sparkling colors blinked out, and the heavy atmosphere in the room lifted. Erynn’s ears popped and the shrieking voices died, sudden quiet making her believe the shrill proclamation left her deaf. She jumped up, chair legs screeching backward on polished tile as the desk banged into the seat in front of her. “No!” Her shout rang out in the small, quiet room.
Floor heaving like rolling waves, she leaned against the desk on unsteady legs. Startled students in her weapons-and-tactics class stared at her, most of them shaking their heads and smirking. Ridicule and resentment came as a barrage of stinging barbs digging under her skin. Concentrated emotions of pity, anger, concern, scorn, disgust and envy bombarded against her attempt to focus, to gain control.
In a practiced technique, Erynn envisioned a wide tunnel of white brightness spiraling into a tiny point of light. This method narrowed her exposure to the emotions of others. The reactions assailing her all but disappeared. She hissed quick breaths through clamped teeth and the nauseating sensation of motion stopped.



About the Author


I have always been a reader. I love books. When I’m not able to read, I listen to audio books. I started writing while working as a Paramedic/Firefighter in Northern California. Trust me, it’s not like it appears on TV. There was plenty of time for books, mostly reading them. I didn't seriously start writing until I moved to my ranch in Oregon. While waiting for lambs to be born in the middle of the night, I would head back to the house for an hour or two and sit down at the computer. Before I knew it, I had a manuscript. Not a good one, but a start.I joined critique groups and attended writer's conferences. I was on the fast track to learning. 

In 2013, I received an honorable mention in Writer’s Digest’s Self Published book awards for MG/YA. I guess I am learning something!

Ideas from dreams follow me into warm sunny days or the quiet of falling snow. “What ifs” feed a vivid imagination. Even mistyped phrases may lead to an "aha" moment. Brain storming sessions standing in windy, dark parking lots with fellow writers release thoughts that pry at the corners of my mind, grasping for purchase. Sometimes the ideas pursue me, with persistence.

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Giveaway

R.E. Sheahan is giving away a paperback copy of Book Two (Storm of Arranon Fire) and Book Three (Storm of Arranon Allies and Enemies)!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive both books
  • This giveaway ends midnight October 28.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on October 29.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Cover Reveal: To the Studs by Roxanne Smith

 

Inside the Book:


Title: To the Studs
Author: Roxanne Smith
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Romance
Format: Ecopy 
Designed for love…

No one says no to fiery but talented home designer Neve Harper—which is how she convinces her elusive neighbor, Duke Kennicot, to help out with her latest renovation job. Not only is Duke a design aficionado, he’s got the inside scoop on the cabin’s owner. And since Neve’s ulterior motive is a romance with the boss, Duke is her ideal wingman. Except from the moment they’re alone in the remote Ozark mountain location, Neve discovers Duke is just as headstrong—and a whole lot sexier—than she ever realized. Duke has always made it clear she’s not his type. Yet the simmering tension between them says otherwise….

Duke had been warned to steer clear of hot-tempered Neve, but his resolve is lessening with every heated exchange—and every smoldering touch. By the time Neve unearths a dangerous, age-old mystery buried on the property, Duke is ready to do just about anything to keep the brazen beauty safe….

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Men Like This, is my debut novel, the first story in a series of three I’ve decided to call Long Shot Romance–long odds and stubborn hearts make love a thing to fight for. I’ve always loved characters who surprise me and make me laugh, with just a tad of the dramatic tossed in, and I hope that’s something I’ve been able to do for my readers. So much of what inspires me comes from the unexpected; the fork in the road you might trip over. Life takes funny turns and there’s not much you can do but hang on.

Most of us pick up a pen with the understanding that the odds are against us. It’s a dream. I decided in my early twenties to take writing seriously and try. With trying came falling flat on my face more times than I can count, but there’s always something to be gained from effort, and I took that and ran with it like I was a wide receiver gunning for the end zone at the bottom of the fourth on Superbowl Sunday. Lots of revising, rewriting, and tears between then and now, and a whole stack of friends and family at my back.

I’m a mom and wife before I’m an author, which is just as well. You can’t leave the little people behind once you’ve ascended to greatness. Remember where you came from. My kids are my two favorite people. They’re weird and hilarious. They’re at that age where they’re forming into something unique and apart from everyone else. They’re developing self. It’s probably one of the most rewarding things I’ve experienced as a parent so far, right up there with teaching them bathroom independence. A teen parent twice over, I’ve done just as much growing as they have in the last decade, and I’ve done it with the perfect partner–married 11 years and still arguing over who gets to drive the hypothetical Corvette.

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New Release: The Viscount's Rose by Meara Platt

Are you looking for a great new historical romance? Meara Platt has a great new book that is releasing today, The Viscount's Rose. I hope you will check it out.


When Rose Farthingale is saved from the rubble of her pottery workshop, she knows that she must repay this debt to her handsome rescuer by abducting him (at his family’s desperate urging) in order to save him from the clutches of the scheming woman he is presently courting and intending to marry. But Rose never expects to be abducted with him, or to fall in love with him over the course of their captivity. 

Viscount Julian Emory is a secret agent of the Crown on an important mission to destroy the spy ring Napoleon has established in London. The woman he’s pretending to court is one of Napoleon’s most important spies, for only she knows the identity of the traitor within the royal inner circle. He’s purposely encouraged the courtship and marriage rumors in the hope she will make a slip and disclose the traitor’s identity, but his meddlesome family has just ruined his plans. By forcing him into close quarters with Rose Farthingale, they've put both his mission and this delectable innocent in danger. Can he keep himself from falling in love with Rose long enough to bring down Napoleon’s spy organization?

TEASER

"Overhead, thunder and lightning continued to shatter the evening quiet with pounding intensity, but he didn’t care and Rose didn’t seem to either. Her eyes were closed and mouth slightly parted as she took in each sensation with avid delight. He watched her, drank her in, worked his lips and fingers over her incredibly responsive body and wanted more because he couldn’t get enough of her and knew he’d never have his fill of this perfect beauty. She was his.
 She had to be his, for all the days of their lives.
 His.
 No other man’s Rose.
 His Rose."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meara Platt is happily married to her Russell Crowe look-alike husband, and they have two terrific children. She lives in one of the many great towns on Long Island, New York and loves it, except for the traffic. She has traveled the world, works as managing partner in a boutique law firm in NYC, occasionally lectures and finds time to write. Her favorite place in all the world is England's Lake District, which may not come as a surprise since many of her stories are set in that idyllic landscape. 

A close second is the rest of England and the British Isles, the original (and still beautiful) land of enchantment. For Meara, writing is all about enchantment, whether in the setting, the characters (such as Dragon Lords and Fae Kings), or in the author's voice. A great writer entertains, inspires, makes us laugh or cry, and sometimes makes us think. She is honored to know and learn from some of the best romance writers of our day. 

Meara is a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award winner, and was thrilled to be recognized by this amazing organization. As with everything along life's journey, it is always sweeter when shared with friends, so Meara's special thanks goes out to fellow writers Pamela Burford and Patricia Ryan who have been with her from her very first baby steps as a writer.





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Friday, September 16, 2016

Cover Reveal: Gold Rush Bride by Shirley Kennedy



Inside the Book:


Title: Gold Rush Bride
Author: Shirley Kennedy
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Ecopy 
Letitia Tinsley’s well-ordered spinster life is thrown into chaos when she learns her beloved brother has mysteriously disappeared from his gold mining claim in California. Determined to discover the truth, Letty sets out on the treacherous journey west. But there’s only one thing more perilous than a single lady traveling alone into the rugged frontier—and that is sharing the passage with Garth Morgan. The wealthy bachelor is astoundingly arrogant—and dangerously handsome. Worse, Letty is forced to lean on his strong shoulders, again and again…

Humbled by the harrowing expedition, Garth resolves to keep Letty safe—though the courageous beauty is unwilling to give an inch when it comes to trusting him. Still, despite her defiant resistance, he’s ready to stand with her as she faces the truth about her missing sibling. And by the time they reach California, Garth is determined to stake his own claim on the lovely Miss Letty—if only she will let him…

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MEET THE AUTHOR

Shirley Kennedy was born and raised in Fresno, California. In her early career as an author, Shirley wrote traditional Regency romances, one for Ballantine, the rest for Signet. Later on, she branched into other genres. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her older daughter, Dianne, and Brutus and Sparky, her two editorial assistants who love to nap in the sunshine next to her computer while she works on her next book.

Please visit Shirley at shirleykennedy.com, or follow her Twitter account @ladyk360, or on Facebook at facebook.com/shirley.kennedy.52.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Book Feature: Decoherence by Liana Brooks

 

Inside the Book:


Title: Decoherence
Author: Liana Brooks
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: Ebook

Readers of Blake Crouch's DARK MATTER and Wesely Chu's TIME SALVAGER will love Liana Brooks' DECOHERENCE--the thrilling, time-bending conclusion to the Time & Shadow series!

Samantha Rose and Linsey MacKenzie have established an idyllic life of married bliss in Australia, away from the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, away from mysterious corpses, and—most of all—away from Dr. Emir’s multiverse machine.

But Sam is a detective at heart, and even on the other side of the world, she can’t help wonder if a series of unsolved killings she reads about are related—not just to each other, but to the only unsolved case of her short career.

She knows Jane Doe’s true name, but Sam never discovered who killed the woman found in an empty Alabama field in spring of 2069. She doesn’t even know which version of herself she buried under a plain headstone.

When Mac suddenly disappears, Sam realizes she is going to once more be caught up in a silent war she still doesn’t fully understand. Every step she takes to save Mac puts the world she knows at risk, and moves her one step closer to becoming the girl in the grave.    

Meet the Author:

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I was born in San Diego. I’ve lived in Chicago, Denver, Florida, Kentucky, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Kansas.  Mother always said there was a touch of gypsy in the blood. I write science fiction and SFR in a variety of forms. Sometimes I dabble in comic fantasy.

I have a superhero romance series with Breathless Press and am represented by Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary Agency.

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Giveaway

Liana Brooks is giving away a ecopies of Books One and Two of the Time and Shadow Mysteries (The Day Before and Convergence Point)!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive both books
  • This giveaway ends midnight September 16.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on September 17.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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Tour Schedule

 Monday, September 12 - Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life
Book featured at Bound 2 Escape
Book featured at The Review From Here
Tuesday, September 13 - Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Book featured at Mello and June
Interviewed at The Writer's Life
Wednesday, September 14 - Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Book featured at The Dark Phantom
Thursday, September 15 - Book reviewed at A Room Without Book Are Empty
Interviewed at I'm Shelf-ish
Book featured at Inkslinger's Opus
Friday, September 16 - Book featured at Chosen By You Book Club
Interviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt
Book featured at Voodoo Princess
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Book Feature: The Sweetheart Racket by Cheryl Ann Smith

 
 

Inside the Book:


Title: The Sweetheart Racket
Author: Cheryl Ann Smith
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Ebook/Paperback

They used to be on the sidelines. Now they’re out in the field…

Two years ago, Taryn Hall was a pro football cheerleader—until she left her lecherous boss with a bloody nose and a faceful of Mace. Now she’s part of a different kind of squad. An elderly billionaire named Irving has hired and trained Taryn and her two best friends to work as private investigators…

Taryn loves the job, though it sometimes involves boring stakeouts, dog bites—and listening to Irving talk about his golf shoes. Then tattooed, steely-eyed, straight-up gorgeous undercover DEA agent Rick Silva walks into the office and shakes things up…

Rick needs help finding the con artist who’s taken his lonely mother for all she was worth. With multiple aliases and multiple victims, it will be a challenge to track down the coldhearted gigolo. And Rick insists on accompanying Taryn on the hunt, working closely, day and night. This could be dangerous. And the case might be kind of risky, too…  

Meet the Author:

cheryl-ann-smith

A fan of romance fiction since the dark ages, author Cheryl Ann Smith loves to throw her heroines into danger, just to see what they’ll do. Her dream of publication came true in 2011 when the first in her historical romance series came out with Berkley Sensation. And starting on September 13th 2016, she'll launch an exciting a new contemporary romance series with Kensington's Lyrical Press. These books will mix her crazy sense of humor with the adventures of a trio of female private investigators, who are the kick-ass heroines Cheryl has always wanted to be.

While growing up, Cheryl never dreamed of being a writer. Then one afternoon she got a crazy idea and decided to write her own book. It took over five years, a marriage, and the births of her children to finish the manuscript. It was a hundred pages too long and thin on plot, but she took immense satisfaction in her accomplishment.

Naively, she was sure that book would sell to great fanfare. Agents and editors were less than enthusiastic. Thankfully, she stumbled onto Romance Writers of America soon after and that book got filed away forever. Since then her plots have improved and her page counts and writing time per book have been cut considerably.

Cheryl lives in Michigan with her family, two cats and a very hairy dog. She enjoys outdoor adventures and traveling, when she has the time, and hopes to make her first visits to Europe and Australia in the very near future.

Visit her at http://www.cherylannsmith.com

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Tour Schedule

 Tuesday, September 13 - Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life
Wednesday, September 14 - Book featured at E-Romance News
Thursday, September 15 - Interviewed at I'm Shelf-ish
Friday, September 16 - Book featured at The Dark Phantom
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Monday, September 19 - Book featured at Bound 2 Escape
Tuesday, September 20 - Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Wednesday, September 21 - Book featured at CBY Book Club
Thursday, September 22 - Interviewed at The Writer's Life
Friday, September 23 - Book reviewed at Laura's Interests
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Monday, September 26 - Interviewed at Authors and Reader's Book Corner
Tuesday, September 27 - Book featured at Voodoo Princess
Wednesday, September 28 - Guest blogging at Written Love Reviews
Thursday, September 29 - Book featured at Mello and June
Friday, September 30 - Guest blogging at A Title Wave
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Monday, October 3 - Guest blogging at The Literary Nook
Tuesday, October 4 - Book featured at Harmonious Publicity
Wednesday, October 5 - Book reviewed at Our Families Adventure
Thursday, October 6 - Book reviewed at The Phantom Paragrapher
Friday, October 7 - Book reviewed at What I'm Reading
Interviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt
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