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Counting Stars by Jordan Deen Cover Reveal & Rafflecopter giveaway 2/14/16

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Book Title: Counting Stars
Author: Jordan Deen
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: April 3, 2016
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Love is a luxury for the weak.

At least that’s what Madison Nottingfield’s father always said.
Coming from a long line of old southern money, Madison has come to accept the uncomfortable job of helping her father in his pursuit of wealth and social status. But by the time she turns seventeen, she’s grown weary of being her father’s favorite way to gain power and prestige.

After being nominated to one of the few debutante positions in her affluent country club, Madison thinks her life’s about to hit easy street. If she can learn to stand on her own two feet, she wouldn’t need to succumb to her father’s whims. For once, she can do what she’s always dreamed of doing; she can’t wait to move forward with her secret plans of ditching her ballet slippers to sing at the year-end talent show—the most important event of the entire year.

All of Madison’s hard work seems to be falling in to place, until her conniving parents make a demand…

So unthinkable

So life-shattering

So vile

…it almost completely stops Madison in her tracks. Would their plans for her future kill the one thing she desperately desires?
Refusing her parents’ request would mean losing everything… family, friends, and her pedigree. But, giving in would mean turning her back on the only thing she’s ever truly wanted.

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meet the author

Jordan Deen is an Award-Winning Young Adult and New Adult Fiction writer from a small suburb of East St. Louis, Illinois. Her novels are a mixture of urban fantasy, paranormal, and edgy contemporary. In her free time, she loves to read, bake, attend concerts, travel, and play with her two-legged and four-legged sons. She is known for her love of quirky clothes, multi-colored hair and has a fondness for tattoos, high heels and cupcakes. In addition, she is a tech junkie that can be found most mornings and early afternoons on her tablet talking to folks on Facebook and Twitter about books, current events and music.

Her debut novel, ‘The Crescent’ was a 2010 Reader’s Favorite Award Winner. Her third novel, ‘Breaking Lauren’ was a Texas Book Association Finalist in 2013. Her collaboration novel ‘303 Red Dead Lane’ was a finalist in the 2015 Reader’s Favorite Awards.

‘Life is about the journey…’

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Biker Chicks: An Anthology of Hot MC Romance Release Blitz 2/14/16


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Biker Chicks: An Anthology of Hot MC Romance


Release Date: February 14th 2016




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Bikers, the ultimate alpha males. But what of women who ride? These sexy independent road warriors shirk the conventions of lady-like behavior and live life by their own terms – wild and free.

 
BIKER CHICKS is full of sexy stories about women who ride, whether they be lone wolves or part of a gang. Some of the best authors in MC romance along with some new names and faces to the genre tell us how these strong women find the sexual satisfaction and romance we all long for, for one of the best causes.

 
All proceeds of this anthology go to Bikers Against Child Abuse, so come take a ride with us.

 
Authors in this Anthology include…

 
Barbi Barnard
Jeffrey Cook & Katherine Perkins
Maria Lisa DeMora
A.J. Downey
Amo Jones
Colbie Kay
Ryan Kells
Emma Lee
Davida Lynn
Eric Plume
K. Renee
Bibi Rizer
Jennifer Rose

 
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Fallen Halos  
When the male strippers at Hot Rods set off the smoke detector with their stupidity rather than by shaking their money makers, it’s up to the newest Fallen Halos MC recruit to figure out how to fix it. There are some perks to working around a bunch of male strippers.



Barbi Barnard
Thank you for reading my entry to the Biker Chicks for B.A.C.A. If you enjoy it and would like to see more of these characters visit the Amazon store to purchase the Mercy’s Angels series and later in the New Year you may find the Fallen Halos.


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Luca is fiercely protective of her private dancer, leading to a rather interesting foray on a relatively new invention: A steam powered iron horse bicycle thing they’re calling a motorcycle.

Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins
Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and three large dogs. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, but has lived all over the United States. He’s the author of the Dawn of Steam trilogy of alternate-history/emergent Steampunk epistolary novels and of the YA Sci-fi thriller Mina Cortez: From Bouquets to Bullets. He is a founding contributing author of Writerpunk Press and has also contributed to a number of role-playing game books for Deep7 Press out of Seattle. When not reading, researching, or writing, Jeffrey enjoys role-playing games and watching football.

 
Katherine Perkins lives in Coralville, Iowa, with her husband and one extremely skittish cat. She is the editor of the Dawn of Steam series and serves as Jeff’s co-author of multiple novellas for the charity anthologies of Writerpunk Press and of Luca/Emily short stories in various publications. When not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kate tries to remember what she was supposed to be doing.
 

 

 
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Biker Chick Campout
Carmela just wanted a trip with the girls, but oh my god – Hurley. Will she be able to resist the hot prospect along for the ride?

MariaLisa DeMora
Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, with the help of a gracious librarian who did not believe in age-restricted stacks, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I always loved to read, then I discovered writing, and I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.” She still reads voraciously, and always has a few books going in paperback, hardback, or on devices.

The Spark


Dreamer is headed home for the holidays when a chance encounter with a stranger in distress sparks a passionate exchange she won’t soon forget.
 
 

  A.J. Downey

A.J. Downey is a born and raised Seattle, WA native, and the author of the bestselling Sacred Hearts Motorcycle Club series. She finds inspiration from her surroundings, through the people she meets and likely as a byproduct of way too much caffeine. She has lived many places and done many things, though mostly through her own imagination. An avid reader all of her life, it’s now her turn to try and give back, entertaining as she has been entertained.
You can find her:
If you want the easy button digest, as well as a bunch of exclusive content you can’t get anywhere else, sign up for her mailing list right here

 

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Riding With Fire
Tragedy and loss make for rash decisions. Will the worst time of her life lead to some of the best in the form of one seriously hot Fire Marshall?

Amo Jones

A little bit about me. I am the mama bear to four little kiddos, two girls, and two boys. I’m also a wife-to-be to my partner of ten years. We were high school sweethearts, without the high school. My little (big) family are my rock, and I’m so lucky to have them with me through it all.I am from New Zealand! Born and raised in a small town called Rotorua. It’s a beautiful city, just smells a little. I’m currently living in Australia on the Whitsunday Coast (Great Barrier Reef) where we hope to settle down for a long time. I love the beach, and margaritas, and wine. Don’t forget the wine. Chinese food is the best food. One day I hope to travel the world, preferably the US, because I’m obsessed with it. I would travel now, but my bank account is like…“Dude, no.” So I’ve put that in the goal bucket. I love all my beautiful readers, you have kept me going. You’re my inspiration to keep writing, with all your kind words and reviews. You are all amazing, and I write for you. That’s enough yappin’ from me. See you all in Wonderland. x
Namaste.

 
More Books by Author Amo Jones

 
Sinful Souls MC Series

 
Westbeach Series
Losing Traction (Westbeach #1) – Coming January 7th, 2016

 
The Devil’s Own Series
 
 
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Lele’s Revenge
She’s been dreaming of retribution ever since she got locked up. Now it’s time to extract that revenge right out of Ranger’s smokin’ hot hide.

Colbie Kay
I live in a small town in Kansas with my husband and son. I work in a nursing facility, but when I am not doing that I am at home either writing or reading. I was an avid reader before I started working on my first book and I still like to sit down with a good book when I’m not working on my next project. I had the support of family and friends to start writing, in March of 2015 I released City Lights.
 
 
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Ride With Death
They say that when you ride, you ride with Death beside you… Never has it been more true than in the peculiar case of Danielle Greene.

Ryan Kells
A California native and avid reader, for Ryan, making the transition from reader to writer was simply the next logical evolution. He enjoys a number of genres from paranormal suspense to dystopian post-apocalyptic. All of his work contains a romantic spin with a decidedly erotic flair.
 
 
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Yes or No
Angelfish is as blue collar as they come and has just finished building her first motorcycle. While on a test drive she comes across some seriously white collar hotness. How long until she gets to take him for a test drive is yet to be seen…

Emma Lee
Emma Lee is a native Californian wanderer currently experiencing the wonder of rain in the Pacific Northwest. She loves to garden even though she’s lousy at it, and often finds herself staring blankly while her son discusses Minecraft. An avid reader and prolific writer all her life, she’s recently turned to sharing the kinky, crazy stories in her head instead of hiding them in the closet.

 
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The Birthday Present
A threesome with his Ol’ Lady and one seriously hot biker chick bartender?
Best. Birthday. Ever.


Davida Lynn
Davida Lynn began writing two years ago after a creative life on and off stage. In her late twenties, Davida is now exploring her creativity through storytelling. She loves strong female characters that can hold their own against sexy alpha males. She loves nothing more than getting caught up in her own characters as their stories unfold. She believes there is power and beauty in romance, and we can all benefit from a happily ever after.

 
After six years working in a library, Davida finally took the plunge and made writing her full-time career. She has four novels and ten novellas to her name. When she’s not writing, her time is spent on the fixer upper log cabin she and her man recently bought. She lives with him and their very spoiled cat in southern Indiana.
 
 
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Somebody To Love  
Alyssa is as closed off as they come by her insecurities, then she meets the enigmatic biker, Gabriel Stark. He strips her of her insecurities one at a time and brings the wild out in Alyssa like nobody’s business.

Eric Plume
Born and raised in the San Juan Islands, Eric Plume is a lifelong resident of Washington State. He has worked in a variety of fields ranging from construction to casino security. As the author of Margin Play, he currently divides his time between his job as a timber framer and writing Amber Eckart’s next adventure. He lives near Bellingham, Washington with his girlfriend Jacquelyn in a house full of cats and computers. This is his first foray into romance.
 
 
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Wild Ride
Desperate to get out of her overprotective brother’s overbearing shadow, Shay’s got a rebellious streak a mile wide. Tonight, that wild streak leads to one seriously wild ride she won’t soon forget.

K. Renee
K. Renee started writing in 2015, but has loved writing since she was young. She started writing because she couldn’t get the stories out of her head, no matter what she did. She’s twenty-seven years old and typically writes in her free time or on her lunch break. K. Renee works full-time and tries to go to the gym every day. She reads constantly and has hundreds of books she can’t wait to start.
 
 

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Her Queendom
Set in the harsh dystopian world of the City of Dark Pleasures, this story is of sadness, grace and acceptance, with some serious hotness thrown in for good measure. Prepare to have your preconceived notions completely blown.

Bibi Rizer

Bibi Rizer is a mom, blogger, teacher and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. While she’s been writing professionally for many years, romance and erotica are relatively new pursuits.

 
Bibi likes writing about strong kinky women and brave willing men living in realistic and
imperfect worlds.

 
In her spare time Bibi sings Karaoke and hangs around on film sets with child actors. Having the the firm belief that no one can be too weird or too funny, she happily admits that most of her favorite people and characters are both.

 
Also by Bibi Rizer

 

 
 
 
 
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Halfway There
Christened ‘Bitch’ by her uncle in the MC Outlaw word, she moves through life with a single minded determination. Then she crashes full on into *him.* Guess she zigged when she should have zagged.

Jennifer Rose

Jennifer Rose lives the glamorous life in Canada working as a writer and part-time office
clerk/manager. A mother of three grown boys, she decided to give up cleaning, cooking and day to day household chores in favor of sitting with a favorite beverage, be it coffee or wine and her trusty laptop, after a friend and author convinced her that she had what it took to write romance novels, so she took a creative writing course and finally started writing.

 
Find her at the following
 

Would you like to submit for Volume 2?

 Now taking submissions!
Please read the guidelines thoroughly and submit accordingly.
If you want to submit, and see how the process is going behind the scenes, then friend request A.J. Downey and she’ll add you to the Biker Chicks group.

 

 
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FINDING GABRIEL 99c Sale Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 2/14/16

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Title: Finding Gabriel
Author: Rachel L. Demeter
Publisher: Momentum (Pan Macmillan)
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: August 27, 2015

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SYNOPSIS: Colonel Gabriel de Laurent departed for the war intending to die.

After a decade of bloodstained battlegrounds while fighting in Napoleon’s army, Gabriel returns to the streets of Paris a shattered and haunted soul. Plagued by inner demons, he swallows the barrel of his flintlock pistol and pulls the trigger.

But fate has a different plan.

Ariah Larochelle is a survivor. Orphaned at twelve and victim to a devastating crime, she has learned to keep her back to walls and to trust no one. But when she finds a gravely injured soldier washed up on the River Seine, she’s moved by compassion. In spite of her reservations, she rescues him from the icy water and brings him into her home.

Now scarred inside and out, Gabriel discovers a kindred spirit in Ariah—and feelings he imagined lost forever reawaken as he observes her strength in the face of adversity. But when Ariah’s own lethal secrets unfold, their new love is threatened by ancient ghosts. Can Gabriel and Ariah find hope in the wreckage of their pasts—or will the cycle of history repeat again?

Perfect for fans of Gaelen Foley’s Lord of Ice and Judith James’s Broken Wing, Finding Gabriel features all the dark romance, searing passion, and historical intrigue of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.

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“Look at me. Look at what you have saved.”

Gabriel released Ariah’s chin and tore away the bandage in a harsh movement. As his eyes bore into her own, pale moonlight fell upon the deformity, illuminating the twisted flesh and grotesque welts. The sight reminded her of a beautiful chateau . . . a stunning fortress situated along the coastline . . . one that had fallen into ruin and neglect. The skin was concave, destroyed, cavernous – a remnant of former glory. And the surrounding features – his burning eyes, the right side of his face, his powerful body – dwarfed the disfigurement with a striking beauty.

“Look at the monster you have created. Look upon my face, Ariah.”

She shivered at the sound of her name; slightly muffled from the injury to his mouth, it slid from his tongue with equal parts venom and hunger.

“I was supposed to die that night . . .” The last of his words ended in a choked whisper. His face fell forward in despair until his forehead was pressed against her own. He was impossibly close. And he appeared every gram a flesh-and-blood warrior – coarse and ruthlessly untamed. Sweltering heat radiated from his body and engulfed all five of her senses. She was suffocating. Visions of that long-ago night echoed in her mind until she could perceive nothing else. Ariah gave a shallow cry as she struggled to free herself once more.

“Don’t. Don’t leave me. Please.”

Her movements ceased. The words struck a chord deep inside her chest. She connected her gaze with his and was rendered speechless by the naked anguish in his stare. Regret and desire were etched in every line of his face – but what stole her breath was something entirely different. For the second time, it was neither anger nor resentment that radiated from his eyes, but a longing so intense that it nearly overwhelmed her: hope

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Title: The Frost of Springtime
Author: Rachel L. Demeter
Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing, LLC
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2014
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SYNOPSIS: To rescue her was to rescue his own soul.

On a cold Parisian night, Vicomte Aleksender de Lefèvre forges an everlasting bond with a broken girl during her darkest hour, rescuing her from a life of abuse and misery. Tormented by his own demons, he finds his first bit of solace in sheltering little Sofia Rose.

But when Aleksender is drawn away by the Franco-Prussian war, the seasons pass. And in that long year, Sofia matures into a stunning young woman—a dancer with an understanding of devotion and redemption far surpassing her age.

Alongside his closest friend, Aleksender returns home to find that “home” is gone, replaced by revolution, bloodshed, betrayal—and a love always out of reach. Scarred inside and out, he’s thrust into a world of sensuality and violence—a world in which all his hours have now grown dark, and where only Sofia might bring an end to the winter in his heart.

Inspired by the 1871 Paris Commune, The Frost of Springtime is a poignant tale of revolution, redemption, and the healing power of love.

DISCLAIMER: This story contains dark themes and intense subject matter. Discretion is advised for sensitive readers.

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A Kindled Winter
by Rachel L. Demeter
Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: November 1, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Romance
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SYNOPSIS: “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” — Dale Evans

A week before Christmas, Jeseca Reed sets off for Blue River, Oregon—her childhood home and a vault of tender memories. However, fate takes an unexpected turn when she’s left stranded in the mountains’ vast, untamed wilderness. Desperate and alone, she seeks shelter at a cottage and finds herself in the arms of a mysterious stranger.

Dr. David Drake was once a renowned cardiovascular surgeon. But a devastating tragedy has left him scarred both inside and out, unable to use his hands to operate again. For the past five years, his Blue River cottage has been his sole escape—a safe haven where he can shut out the world, bury himself in his grief, and reunite with his son’s memory.

Together they are summer and winter. Fire and ice. And yet a poignant connection forms between them. Jeseca awakens David and thaws his heart with a romance hot enough to melt snow. But before David and Jeseca can fully embrace each other, they must wade through darkness and confront the ghosts of their pasts …

Equal parts steamy and heartfelt, A Kindled Winter brings the spirit of the holidays to life with a passionate story of second chances and healing love.

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ABOUT RACHEL L. DEMETER

Rachel L. Demeter

Rachel L. Demeter lives in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, her goofy lowland sheepdog, and her high school sweetheart of eleven years. She enjoys writing dark, poignant romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love.

Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been Rachel’s passion for longer than she can remember. Before learning how to read or write, she would dictate stories while her mother would record them for her. She holds a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, she ensures every character is given a soul.

Rachel endeavors to defy conventions by blending elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some themes her stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness.

Her dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through her words.

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