Archive | October 18, 2015

Man In The Mirror By Andrea Smith Blog Tour & Raffflecopter Giveaway 10/18/15


In recognition of November being Alzheimer Awareness Month, this Limited Edition boxed set is being released, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Foundation to search for the cure! This set includes both books in the Limbo Series: Silent Whisper and Clouds in my Coffee. Having traveled along on my father’s seven year journey with Alzheimer’s Disease, I have shared my personal story of what it was like up until the end. 

Silent Whisper – Parrish Locke, a 27 year-old fashion model never expected her life would be forever changed on that dark, snowy winter night when her car spun off the road and into a cemetery in Chester, WV. She meets someone in that cemetery that awakens Parrish to a gift that she has, and thus begins their journey back to the 1980’s where some unfinished business awaits them! 

Clouds in my Coffee – Parrish Locke never in her wildest dreams thought spending some quality time at her father’s ski resort in Park City Utah would present the opportunity for her to use her gift to help a stalled soul nearby! Enter the smokin’ hot Marco Trevani Jr., and a cameo appearance by BAU Agent Taz Matthews who will help Parrish uncover the truth on a decades old murder! There’s mystery, romance, suspense and laughter when one relationship fizzles and another one sizzles! 

Adult Content. 18+




Andrea Smith is a USA Today Best-Selling Author.
She self-publishes Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sensual Romance with a paranormal twist. She also writes New Adult Romance under the pseudonym of Graysen Blue.
Here is a listing of her published fiction to date:
Baby Series (Contemporary Romance/Suspense w/erotic tone)
Maybe Baby
Baby Love
Be My Baby
Baby Come Back (Novella)
G-Man Series (Contemporary Romance/Suspense w/erotic tone)
Diamond Girl
Love Plus One
Night Moves
G-Men Holiday Wrap (Novella)
These Men (Spin-off) Part of the BEND anthology.
Past Tense Future Perfect (Baby Series Boxed Set trilogy, e-book only.)
Limbo Series (Contemporary Steamy Romance w/paranormal edge)
Silent Whisper
Clouds in my Coffee  
September Series (New Adult)
Sins of September
When September Ends
M/M Romance
Black Balled (Co-Authored with Eva LeNoir)
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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, but one month out of twelve is not enough. We all need to be aware of this hideous disease because it will touch someone in your life eventually if it hasn’t already.
That is simply the sad truth. Let’s not allow it to take the decades it took for Breast Cancer Awareness to happen – let’s demand a cure sooner! If you would like to make your own personal donation, please send a check or a money order to:
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
To make a credit card donation by phone, here is the number:  Call 1-866-AFA-8484 (1-866-232-8484) and make a credit card donation. Your donations are tax deductible!
In the U.K., here is the address for mailing in your donation. Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to ‘Alzheimer’s Society’ and sent to FREEPOST RTLT-SSCX-RZUA
Alzheimer’s Society, Scott Lodge, Scott Road, Plymouth, PL2 3DU.
 Blogs MITM Tour




Illuminated Darkness by Joanne Efendi Release Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 10/18/15

illuminated darkness blitz

Release Day Blitz

Book Title: Illuminated Darkness
Author: Joanne Efendi
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 18 October 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions


Book Blurb

Almost eighteen, Ashlyn Pierce is looking forward to a bright future‹she¹s escaped her cruel alcoholic mother and stepfather to live with her older sister, she has a job she enjoys and a man she loves‹until everything abruptly falls apart when her boyfriend heartlessly dumps her for one of her best friends. Ash tries to keep the calm and controlled exterior she¹s known for but, deep inside, she struggles with her heartache. As her world crumbles, a handsome stranger suddenly appears. While falling head over heels for Wren, Ash learns she¹s descended from an ancient voodoo priestess and will soon wield great power. She also discovers that Wren is more than just your everyday handsome guy. He is a four-hundred-and-fifty-year-old vampire who has been assigned to protect her from the powerful voodoo priests sent to kill herŠ…


Carnage was everywhere. Broken bodies. And blood. Lots of blood.

Too late, the Watcher thought. Then, from the crumpled wreckage, he heard a voice—an agonized whisper, but to his sensitive ears, she could have been standing next to him, instead of crushed within the mangled and twisted metal that was once her vehicle.

“Help. Please, somebody.”

Covered by the darkness of the foggy night, the Watcher ran toward her, following a debris trail of shattered glass and spilt gasoline. Her car had landed at least one hundred yards from the impact zone, driver’s side down against the highway’s rain-slicked surface road, precariously close to the drop off of the deadly gorge. He glanced briefly at the other car—all but ripped in two from the collision and flung up against the steep rock face of the narrow winding pass. The occupants had been thrown wide. Blood pooled beneath their bodies. The smell of death confirmed what he’d already suspected. No human could have survived that.

He turned his attention back to the trapped woman. He could hear her shallow breaths and weak heartbeat, thankful that she had survived the crash, although in what state he did not yet know. Within seconds, he had peeled back the roof of her car, only to discover her body twisted and broken beyond repair.

The smell of her blood consumed him. Against his will, his sharp fangs slid out. The tantalizing aroma of her blood burned the back of his throat, taunting him. Locking his jaw shut, he battled his inner demon and gripped down hard on her metal coffin, his strong fingers sliding effortlessly into the car’s steel frame. It went against his predatory nature to rein in his natural instincts, but his love and sense of duty for the woman won out.

Unwilling to sate his cravings, he embraced the burn, swallowed hard against the razors lining his throat, willing his fangs to retract. He had to stay strong and do everything in his power to keep her alive. She was the last of their line, the only female in two hundred years. It was his sworn duty to protect her at all costs.

Her heartbeat grew weaker as she continued to lose blood. Searching for the source of the bleeding he saw her femoral artery had been severed. His mind scrambled for a solution but deep down he knew there was nothing he could do. Even if he found a way to close the wound, she’d already lost too much blood.

Screaming a profanity, he ripped the remaining portion of roof from the car’s body and threw it into the canyon below. His infallible strength collapsed and he fell to his knees beside the car looking in, tears of blood welling in his eyes. Feeling the loss of her soul from the world tore at his undead heart.

He had failed her, failed them all.




Meet the Author

Joanne is a lover of books and the written word. It had been a life long dream of Joanne’s to write and publish a novel. A dream that she finally fulfilled in early 2014 after writing YA Paranormal Romance Illuminated Darkness for close to three years. In 2015, her NA Romance ‘Freefall’ was signed by Evernight Publishing.

Joanne grew up in sunny Queensland in Australia and currently resides on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and two sons. She has always had a passion for writing and is a former radio announcer and journalist. Currently she works in her other passion- teaching children the vital life saving skill of learn to swim. In her spare time she likes to drink coffee with her friends and train and compete in triathlons (very badly).

Joanne is currently writing a sequel to Freefall, and a YA Contemporary novel that may or may not take another three years to write. She also has plans to write a sequel to Illuminated Darkness, that will be titled Darkness Enveloped.

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