Book Blitz: Furious by T.R. Ragan – Excerpt+Giveaway

Furious CoverFaith McMann comes home to a nightmare: her husband is killed and her son and daughter are taken. Although the intruders leave her for dead, she survives. Crippling grief and fear for her children make life unbearable. Until her anguish turns to anger…and she trades victimhood for vengeance. Frustrated with the law’s efforts, she takes action to rescue her children—and wreaks havoc on the brutal criminals who tore them from her. With her family and newfound allies at her side, Faith descends into the hellish underworld of human trafficking, determined to make those who prey on the innocent pray for mercy. The forces she’s up against have already proven that their ruthlessness knows no bounds. And there’s nothing they won’t do to turn Faith’s crusade into a suicide mission. But they’re about to learn that nothing is more dangerous than a mother fighting for her children—especially one who’s earned the nickname Furious.

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#STARFLIGHT Launch Blitz + Giveaway @Melissa_Landers

 Hey there, booklovers!

newsfcoverI’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m thrilled to announce the release of STARFLIGHT, the first in a brand new sci-fi series from Disney-Hyperion. I originally pitched this story to my editor as “Overboard” (one of my favorite romantic comedies) meets “Firefly” (an amazing show that was tragically cancelled after one season). STARFLIGHT follows the misadventures of Solara Brooks, a penniless felon who indentures herself to her high school nemesis, Doran Spaulding, in exchange for passage to a new world. But when Doran’s memory is temporarily erased, Solara convinces him their roles are reversed—that she’s the master and he’s the servant—and leads him onto a renegade spaceship, where intergalactic shenanigans ensue. STARFLIGHT is very different in tone from the Alienated trilogy, but the story is still filled with all the things I love: humor, heart, and adventure.

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Release Day Celebration: Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson + Giveaway

 

I am so excited that WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful new series by Rae Carson, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

About The Book:
Title: WALK
ON EARTH A STRANGER
Author: Rae
Carson
Pub. Date:
September 22, 2015
Publisher:
Greenwillow Books
Pages: 448
 
The first
book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae
Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold
must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold
Rush–era America.
Lee Westfall
has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins
deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest
floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is
ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises
herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered
in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find
safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy,
dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar
fantasy tropes.
Walk on
Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae
Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a
slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical
research. 

 
 
Read chapter
1 of WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER annotated by Rae Carson
HERE!
 
 
 
 
 
About
Rae:
Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the
acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy. Her next book, Walk On Earth A
Stranger, will be available September 22, 2015. She lives in Arizona with her
husband.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Giveaway Details:
 
1 winner
will receive a set of the 3 GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS series (in paperback
format). US Only.
Ends on September
30th at Midnight EST!

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Book Blitz: Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks + Giveaway

 

Check out the promo event for Rachel A. Marks’ Amazon Bestseller Darkness Brutal. 

This is the first in her exciting YA fantasy series. 

 
Series: The Dark Cycle #1
Release date: July 1st 2015
Publisher: Skyscape
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
 
Synopsis via Goodreads:

Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer.



In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s finally found a haven for Ava. But when he meets Kara, a broken girl who can spin a hypnotic web of passionate energy, he awakens powers he didn’t know he had―and unleashes a new era of war between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.



With the fate of humanity in his hands, can Aidan keep the Darkness at bay and accept his brilliant, terrifying destiny?

About the Author

Rachel A. Marks is an award-winning author and professional artist, a cancer survivor, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate lover and keeper of faerie secrets. She was voted: Most Likely to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, but hopes she’ll never have to test the theory.



WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS




One winner will get $25 Amazon Gift Card, and 2 winners will win any one of Rachel’s 8×10 artwork. Click here to view the gallery

Book Blitz + Giveaway: The Apollo Academy by Kimberly P. Chase

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ApolloRelease Date: February 22nd 2015

Publisher: Harlequin

Series: The Apollo Academy #1

Genres: New Adult/Science-Fiction

Synopsis: Take off with this dynamic, thrill-seeking, sexy New Adult Science Fiction series debut. Welcome to the exclusive Apollo Academy, where Aurora is about to discover that achieving her dream is only the first step towards her future.

As the heiress to Titon Technologies, eighteen-year-old Aurora Titon can have whatever she wants—clothes, expensive gadgets, anything money can buy. But all she really wants is to escape her pampered, paparazzi-infested life for the stars. Becoming the first female pilot to train as an astronaut for the exclusive Apollo Academy is exactly the chance for which she has been waiting.
Flying is everything she ever dreamed, her best friend also got into the Academy, and the paparazzi is banned from campus. Everything would be perfect, but for her unreciprocated crush on a fellow student, the sexy astronaut bent on making her life hell, and the fact that someone keeps trying to kill her.

The most important education doesn’t happen in the classroom…

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Book Blitz: Torn by Laney McMann + Giveaway

 

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Welcome to the Laney McMann Promo Event for the second book in her Fire Born Series. Continue below for the author’s playlist and a awesome giveaway!

 

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Series: Fire Born #2

Release date: September 2014

Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing

Purchase: Amazon

 

 

Synopsis via Goodreads:

 

Find Max.

 

 

 

 

That’s all Layla cares about. Not healing from the Fomore attack. Not finding answers to how she survived a fall that nearly killed her. Nothing will stop her. She will find him. She’ll even pair up with an overbearing Fallen Angel who’s hell bent on making everything harder than it needs to be if she has to.

 

 

 

 

Protect Layla.

 

 

 

 

For Max, nothing else matters. Not the bruises covering his body. Not the pain radiating from his broken bones. Not even his hands tied behind his back. He will find a way to save Layla, and the Fomore will pay if they’ve hurt her.

 

 

 

 

Every. Single. One of them.

 

 

 

 

In the second installment of The Fire Born trilogy, a new breed of villain looms—one Layla and Max will never suspect, and this killer has nothing to lose. Better yet, with Max and Layla’s deaths, victory is in the grip of the enemy.

 

 

 

 

Will Max and Layla find each other in time, or is it already too late for them both?

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Laney McMannWith a passion for the supernatural and all things magical, Laney developed a voracious appetite for reading fantasy at a young age. A vivid imagination helped set the stage for creating her own worlds and placed her onto the writing path. 

By the time she reached her teens, she’d accumulated notebooks full of poems, which led to short stories and finally novels. Young adult dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and mythology are among her favorite genres. 

A former classical dancer and chef, she grew up in sultry Florida where she still resides with her family.

 

 

 

TORN PLAYLIST

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Hide & Seek ~ Imogen Heap

Ivy ~ Active Child 

Wizard Motor ~ Mogwai 

No Air ~ Jordan Sparks

All I Want Is You ~ U2

The End ~ Kings of Leon

After The Storm ~ Mumford and Sons

Running Up That Hill ~ Placebo

All That We Had Is Lost ~ Postiljonen

The Devil’s Tears ~ Angus & Julia Stone

 

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Layla

 

Sunlight seared my face, and my fingers dug into hot sand before a cool shade fell over me.

“Teine?” A soft voice called my name. Someone pulled on my arm.

My head lolled to the side, but my neck caught on a crick and refused to move further than a couple of inches.

“Teine? Can you hear me?” Soft wisps tickled my face, even as my head pounded above my left ear.

My eyelids opened and closed, scratching against the corneas like sandpaper—my mouth dry, like paste. Though blurry, a figure loomed over me.

“We have to go. Hold on to me.” A gentle squeeze of my hand made my fingers flex.

“Max …” My voice cracked, word slurred; my tongue seemed too large for my mouth. I raised my arm,

but it thumped to the ground at my side with the weight of a lead pipe.

“Shh. Do not let go.”

My heavy arms swung up on their own. I attempted to clasp my hands, to entwine my fingers, but they slipped back down to my sides with a dead thud. Vision refusing to cooperate, my eyes slipped in and out of focus. “What … happened?”

“You will be all right.”

“Max?”

“Shh. Save your strength.”

Oh, god.

Max.

I fell … We fell. It was so hot. Too hot, and …

Book Blitz + Giveaway: Our Kind of Love by Shane Morgan

 

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Welcome to my stop of Shane’ Morgan’s Our Kind of Love promo tour. See excerpt & giveaway below:

 

21521878Release date: June 21st 2014

Publisher: TSW Books

Purchase: Amazon | B&N

 

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Reign is convinced that Nate is the perfect guy for her. That’s until Micah walks into her Mom’s restaurant looking for a job. Now Reign can’t seem to stop her heart from yearning for the guy with the mysterious sea blue eyes and melting smile.

 

Micah is all but perfect. He’s spent eight months in a juvenile detention center back in Colorado for his unintentional involvement in a crime. Now at nineteen and hoping to escape his ghosts, he lands a part-time job working at a seaside restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island where he meets the irresistible Reign. 

 

He can’t help the way he feels whenever he’s around her, but she’s already taken and Micah doesn’t want to disrupt her life or get himself in anymore trouble. But then his attraction for Reign proves too strong to deny, and Micah finds that he just might discover a reason to stop running.

 

About the Author

Shane Morgan is a twenty-something bestselling author of Young Adult and New Adult Fiction. Currently living in the beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island, Shane spends her days blogging, reading, and escaping in her stories.

 

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

 

 

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   Sitting down on a park bench, I stare up at the colors of the fading sky. The bursting orange and yellows mix together like one big orgasm. I appreciate the natural beauty for a while, until something, okay, someone, more captivating graces my view.

   A young woman, lost in thought, walks barefoot across the sea wall made of rustic red pebble stones separating sand from sea. With the poise of a gymnast, her body shivers with each step against the ocean breeze. Her cute blue dress with floral prints flares modestly just below her knees. She pays no attention to anything else around her, unaware of how my eyes are trained on her every move.

   As the setting sun slants across her tanned legs, she pauses for a beat. Flipping straight light brown hair off her shoulders, strands falling elegantly down her back. I love long hair on girls; the smell—that’s if it’s clean, I’ve had instances where it wasn’t—the feel, and the texture. Caught up, I lean forward, my gaze fixed on nothing but her. Turn. How I wish she’d turn around so I could see her face. Even my heart begins to thud with anticipation.

   Finally, as if hearing me, she twists, her attention riveted on something out on the street to her left. Oh c’mon, turn toward me. The sun will be gone in minutes. She swivels, fully around this time. I’m breathless as I catch a glimpse. She’s beautiful, but I don’t mean that in a shallow way. Something about her intrigues me.

   So what am I doing? Why am I just sitting here watching her?

Snapping back to my senses, I spring from the bench and start to walk over to her, hoping she won’t run away when I tell her how angelic she is before my eyes. Jeez. That’s corny as Hell, but I don’t care. I have to talk to this girl.

  I’m almost there when the loud beep-beep of a car draws her attention. She twirls and I stop in my tracks. A wide smile spreads across her pink lips, and like an idiot, I convince myself she’s actually smiling at me. Realization bites me on the ass when she hurries past me like I’m invisible, heading for the red jeep parked on the side of the street waiting for her.

She didn’t see me. Like seriously?

  I stand in place and watch as she climbs inside the jeep, shuts the door, and the driver takes off. Now I feel like crap, because I wasted time and missed the chance to talk to her. I wonder if I’ll ever see her again.

  With hunched shoulders, I walk up the sand onto the grass and sit back on the bench, dumping grains out of my flip-flops.

  A lone gull scampers across the sand. A bright moon rises in the sky. I run my fingers through my already messy hair and start to laugh at myself. Dude, why did you get so riled up? That girl’s simply another pretty face. How many have I seen these last few months? Why should I care? We meet, hook-up, and I move on.

  The last thing I’m looking for is a girlfriend. I’m a no commitments type of guy. None of them ever took the guilt away, anyway.

But it’s crazy how I feel now. From just one look, my gut says that girl is worth getting to know. Maybe someone I wouldn’t mind sticking around for.

 

 

 

Book Blitz: Desire by P.T. Michelle + Giveaway

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Desire

Desire by P.T. Michelle 
(Brightest Kind of Darkness #4) 
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult

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Purchase: Amazon|Barnes & Noble


Synopsis:  **Grab DESIRE while it’s on SALE for just $2.99. You’ll also get a signed digital copy up until the sale ends May 12! **

Now that Nara and Ethan are working together to uncover the Corvus’ secrets, they’re confident nothing can stop them.

But while they’ve learned to anticipate dark outside forces gunning for them, neither is prepared for the insidious evil that slithers its way into their lives, nor the new challenges that surface so close to home.

Despite all the chaos and turmoil around them, the one constant they can depend on is their devotion and loyalty to each other. But as their relationship moves into deeper territory, sometimes the toughest battles are the ones waged within.

While the hunt for answers unravels more layers in the Corvus world, they also uncover new truths about themselves and their intricate connection to the powerful raven spirit.

When boundaries are suddenly redrawn and control shifts, Ethan and Nara will be forced to make choices that could bring them closer together or rip them apart forever.


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SALE: For the duration of the blitz, the BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS series will be on sale and readers are getting anywhere from FREE to up to 60% off the books in the series!!

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Author Bio

 PTMichelle

P.T. Michelle is the pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen adult romance novels and novellas. When P.T. isn’t working on the next book in her YA/New Adult crossover series, BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature. She often shares her pictures on her Facebook page while chatting about books with readers. https://www.facebook.com/PTMichelleAuthor

Current books in P.T.’s YA/New Adult crossover series BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS:

* ETHAN (Prequel Novella)

* BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS (Book 1)

* LUCID (Book 2)

* DESTINY (Book 3)

* DESIRE (Book 4)

* Book 5 ~ Coming in 2014

Sign up for P.T. Michelle’s free NEWSLETTER to be instantly informed when the next BRIGHTEST KIND OF DARKNESS book is released. Go here to sign up: http://bit.ly/11tqAQN

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