BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Release Boost/Promo for THE ANGEL OF FEAR By Tabitha Barret

 



The Third Throne: Angel of Fear (Book 4)
Tabitha Barret
Release Date: April 25, 2017


When threatened by a powerful enemy, what lengths will she go to in order to save someone she loves?
Anjali, while recovering from a failed coup attempt in Hell, must battle false gods who plan to wreak havoc on the Mortal Realm. She must hunt an old foe and bring him back to the Hall of Shadows before he creates an army large enough to transform the mortals into werewolves. Is she strong enough to fight the gods or will they use her to conquer the world?
Tristan, the Angel of Fear, has learned how to survive by ignoring the terror inside of him and blindly walking through his day. Though he once wished his Master, Anjali, was dead, secretly he knows that she is the only one who can help him become the angel he was meant to be. Will he stand by her side against a dreaded enemy, or will he betray her in order to be free?
A chance meeting one night with a vengeful god turns Liam Leavitt’s world into a living nightmare. Now, there are two voices in his head: one is the woman he prays can save him from a terrible fate, and the other is the Wolf God who will do anything to bend Liam to his will. Can love protect him from becoming a helpless puppet, or will loving her lead to his demise?

The Third Throne: Angel of Fear is the fourth book in the steamy Adult Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy series. Each angel brings the world closer to the Apocalypse!

*Note that this book is intended for Mature Readers due to language, sex, violence, multiple romantic entanglements, and death.
  

Purchase Link: Amazon


Excerpt:
He sniffed the air and gagged when smoky air filled his nostrils.  It smelled like a campfire without the marshmallows.  He had to cough to clear his throat.  That’s when the sweet scent of something he couldn’t place hit his senses and made his heart speed up.  His entire body responded to the scent.  It wasn’t flowery, but it was distinctly feminine.
Hearing the sound again, he recognized it was a heart beating.  He opened his eyes and jumped out of his bed, ready to defend himself.
He panicked when his eyes focused on his surroundings and he realized that he wasn’t in his bedroom.  He was standing next to a large bed with black sheets.  Sitting on the edge of the bed was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.  He was momentarily dazed by her lovely blue eyes.  She appeared startled, but gave him a guarded smiled.
She didn’t speak right away, which was fine by him.  He was too busy examining her long black hair and red lips.  She had an unusual formal dress that made her look like a Goth girl, except it showed off her pale skin all the way to her stomach.  He tried not to stare at her cleavage, but she was a welcomed sight after seeing the intimidating man in the woods.
“Where am I?” he finally asked, deciding it was time to speak to the gorgeous woman.
“You’re somewhere safe,” she said.  This time she gave him a full-blown smile that reached her eyes.
“Who are you?” he asked bluntly.
“I’m Anjali, Burke’s daughter.  He called me after what happened.  He thought that I might be able to help you,” she said softly.
He didn’t know Burke had any kids, but after seeing his daughter, he understood why he would hide her away.  He wondered why Burke had called her, unless she was a zookeeper.
He gulped as the events of the day came rushing back.  He remembered lying in the tub and seeing his skin split open to reveal white fur.  He saw Burke’s bleak expression when he explained the awful truth of his situation.  He heard Dylan sobbing and apologizing for getting him into this mess.  The incident in the park seemed like a bad dream, but his transformation felt like a horror movie.
Feeling like his legs would give out he slumped down on the bed.  “I really thought it was all a dream,” he sighed, putting his hand over his mouth.  “Everything is so jumbled; I can’t remember things in the right sequence.  I really turned into a wolf, didn’t I?”
She nodded.  “Yes, you did.  You were attacked by a wolf named Fenris...”
He quickly stood up and put up his hand to stop her.  “It has a name?” he asked skeptically.
She bit her lip and scooted closer.
A man, whom he hadn’t noticed before, was suddenly standing next to him with a Beretta 9mm aimed at his head.  Liam quickly thought of a way to disarm the man, but Anjali stood up and put her hand on the man’s other arm.  “This is Calin, and he’s not going to shoot you,” she replied.
“Then why is he pointing a gun at me?” Liam asked defensively.  His body was still coiled, ready to punch Calin and take his gun.
Anjali glared at Calin.  “That’s his way of saying hello.”  She tilted her head and motioned for Calin to back away.
“I see,” Liam said cautiously.
Calin, thankfully, lowered his gun and sat down on a red plush chair across the room.
Liam vaguely wondered why he only heard the thumping of one heart, but decided that he didn’t want to question it; otherwise, he would have to question why he could clearly hear someone’s heart beating.
He shook his head and stared at the woman.  “I have no idea what’s going on, but if you have a way to fix this, I’m listening.”  He looked at Calin from the corner of his eye to make sure he was still on the couch.
She cleared her throat and smiled.  “Liam, there is a lot you need to learn about Fenris and why this is happening.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure where or how to begin because I don’t have all the answers.  I can only tell you what I know so far.  First of all, I’m sorry to say that you can’t go back to your old life.  When Fenris’ venom entered your body, it changed you permanently.  If you go back home, you might hurt or kill someone accidentally.  You could shift and become the wolf without thinking, which is why I prefer you to stay here.  Secondly, Fenris will do anything to find you.  I don’t know what he wants from you exactly, but he creates followers called, die Drei.  They are very loyal to him and they will do whatever he asked of them.  Please understand that Fenris is the bad guy, so you have to find a way to fight him no matter what he says to you.  Lastly, I need you to trust that I will do everything I can to keep you safe and to keep you from losing yourself to the wolf.  There is a very real possibility that the wolf could take over your thoughts and feelings.  If you aren’t careful, Liam could disappear,” she said sadly.
He ran his hand through his hair and scrubbed his face.  “This is ridiculous!  How could my life have gone to crap so quickly?  I didn’t ask for any of this.  At no point did I ever say, hey I want to work for a giant scary man who can turn into a wolf.  There has to be a way to stop this.  I don’t want to hurt anyone and I don’t want to be anyone’s follower.  What am I supposed to do?” he asked, frustrated by what she was saying.  A sudden flood of emotions overwhelmed him, though anger quickly made its way to the forefront.










Winner of the Top Medalist Honor in the New Apple Literary 2015 Summer eBook Awards in the category of Adult Romance.

1st Place Winner Urban / Fantasy Romance Series in the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer Awards 2015
 
Tabitha Barret graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English.  She married the guy from her Creative Writing class and together had two amazing children.  They live together in a quiet town in New Jersey with their four insane dogs.  She is currently working on her award winning Paranormal Romance series, The Third Throne, and her new Mystical Haven series.  In her spare time, she reviews other independent authors and posts Author Spotlights on her blog, The Throne Room.
  
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Release Week Blitz/Top 5 List & Giveaway for GRAND SLAM by Heidi McLaughlin



Title: GRAND SLAM
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Series: The Boys of Summer, #3
On Sale: May 23, 2017
Publisher: Forever
eBook: $4.99 USD

Win the game. Lose your heart. 
Everyone knows who I am and that I could have any female fan I want. That's supposed to be the "perk" of playing left field for the Boston Renegades. But I don't want just any woman; I want her. 
She should be just another face in the crowd, but I can't stop thinking about the one night we spent together-and her look of regret the morning after. 
Because Saylor Blackwell is the kind of woman who haunts a man. Smart, sexy as hell, and one of the best managers in the business. She's every ballplayer's dream woman. And I'd do anything to make things right with her. 
I'm done sitting on the bench when it comes to Saylor Blackwell. Time to swing for the fences.
GRAND SLAM EXCERPT

Blog Tour & Giveaway For MISTAKEN IDENTITY by M.C. Jackson


Mistaken Identity
by M.C. Jackson
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon

The last time I saw my sister was the day before she vanished from my life. I’ve spent the last five years searching for her, clinging to the hope that one day I will find out what happened to her, but every lead has ended up at a dead end.

Until now.

He took me because he thinks I’m Her.

My instinct is to run. I want to fight my way out of there, but I can’t. This man is my only connection to my sister. I’ll do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Even if it means falling right into the arms of a psychopath.



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M.C Jackson is a wife, mother, reader and author. Her debut release, Mistaken Identity is a psychological romantic suspense full of twists that you won't see coming. When she's not writing or reading, you'll find her spending time with her husband and kids.





Book Blast For FORBIDDEN PROMISES By Katee Rober

Have you Pre-ordered Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert yet?


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O'Malleys family series, hailed as "The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet." FORBIDDEN PROMISES features Sloan O'Malley and her mysterious new next-door neighbor, Jude MacNamara.

Meet Jude and Sloan!



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Title: Forbidden Promises
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Grand Central/Forever
Series: The O’Malleys
Page Count: 336 pages
Format: Digitial and Print
ASIN: B01KT7YSJM
ISBN-13: 9781455597031

Synopsis:

Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.

Sloan O'Malley just left her entire world behind-her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she's free. She can live the "normal" life she's always wanted. A life without fear. But there's nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.

Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he's never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan-who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation-has forbidden written all over her. Only after it's way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.

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Forbidden Promises Excerpt
Copyright © 2017 Katee Robert

Release Tour & Giveaway For THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY EDITH by Christina McKnight


Three innocent debutantes. One murder. Endless mystery!
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Series: The Undaunted Debutantes Series (Book One)
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England
Release Date: May 23, 2017

One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord.  Now, Edith dedicates her time to watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. When her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of this brilliantly handsome lord.

Triston Neville, Viscount Torrington, has been tasked with two duties for the upcoming Season: see that his sisters make the most of their debut, and avoid embroiling himself in another scandal. What he does not expect is the captivating, fair-haired beauty that literally falls into his path. When the mysterious Lady Edith suddenly disappears without a trace, Triston fears his past misdeeds may have returned to destroy his life once more.

Can Triston piece together the puzzle in time to save Edith and prove that his love is nothing less than honorable?

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The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna
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The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia
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Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

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