Archive | March 2016

Order of Fear by DEBUT Author Lisa Caviness Cover Reveal 3/31/16

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Writers on the River Author Event

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synopsis

Sometimes fear is all that keeps you alive.

Murder

A senior account and future bride, Marissa Nash likes order, and she expects all the pieces of her life to add up. Her bottom line is skewed after she discovers her fiancé has been unfaithful. When Marissa walks in to the unexpected—David dead and her dog, Halo, agitated and restless, she finds her nightmare is only beginning.

Passion

David’s unenthused best man and traumatized former Army doctor, Justin Tanner understands that a wedding means more than a toast and a kiss. His reluctance stems from feelings that run deeper than they should for the bride. But when he finds Marissa cradling his best friend’s lifeless body, can he find a way to suppress his feelings as they uncover David’s secret world?

Evil

The seemingly pointless murder launches Marissa and Justin into a wicked web of lies, delusion and danger at the hands of a powerful and psychotic foe.

Murder, passion, evil—who will survive?

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Authors Goodreads Shelf

about the author

As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa Caviness has never been without a book on the nightstand. Like many writers, she started crafting stories as a child. However, creativity took a back seat to her career in pharmaceutical and medical device research. In 2013, Lisa decided to get serious about writing and joined Romance Writers of America, and later Sisters in Crime. The education she has received has been invaluable but more importantly the support from fellow writers has enriched her in thrilling and unexpected ways.

Lisa is originally from Ohio but has lived in Massachusetts and is currently settled in Indiana with her husband and three children.

She writes romantic suspense.

social links

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Amazon Page

 

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Fear: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire by Amarie Avant Cover Re Reveal & Rafflecopter giveaway 3/31/16

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Fear: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire
by Amarie Avant
Publication Date: March 8, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Interracial

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Purchase: Amazon

22-year-old Luxury Whitson is a romantic at heart. Yet this florists only grasp at love is listening to a customer’s sentimental story while he purchases a beautiful bouquet of roses for a significant other. When Lux crosses paths with Victor, his presence commands her attention. From a tailor-made suit that drapes over 6 feet of muscles to aqua blue eyes that hold her siege, Lux falls fast.

Victor exudes sex, and a plethora of other emotions. The most intense one being… fear. Victor has a strict policy: work now, play later. With a sharp and twisted mind for murder, this billionaire doubles as a hitman. Victor always takes assassinations seriously until meeting Luxury, the daughter of his next mark.

Now he has a new challenge. Tame Luxury and keep the Whitsons’ alive….

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Purchase: Amazon

Luxury’s sole desire is to love Victor, a man that cannot love her. She once feared him. Mysterious and dark, Victor’s cerulean eyes hypnotized Luxury’s mind and commanded the drumming of her heart. The Duke has claimed her. Victor will keep Luxury against The Queen’s order.

As the palace echoes with footsteps, the English dare to whisper the horrible truths. Suspense crescendos along with intoxicating sex. The beast has made it clear who Luxury belongs to and how much of him he will allow: Money. Sex. Nothing more.

The stakes are high. Now fear… love.

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What once was yours is now mine… Those very words are death to the ears of Victor D’Ross, Duke of Arlington. A royal. A billionaire. A man skilled in the art of murder. He is accustom to getting exactly what we wants. The mastermind desired Luxury Whitson while preparing to carry out a hit on her father. Instead of an assassination, his side hobby, Victor fell for the young woman with a kind heart. Victor has enemies and through revenge Luxury has been taken. Now, she’s the “property” of another.

Murder, mystery, and intrigue will up the stakes. Only time can tell if Victor will save Luxury before her abductor slowly stakes claim to her mind, body, soul…

About Amarie Avant

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Mother of two. Wife of one alpha. And alpha to his alpha. Lover of thrills and enticingly sexy chills.

Azusa Pacific University alumni where God comes first. This dyslexic and highly attention deficit author has received two Bachelors and a Masters in Counseling. Though sociopaths are very interesting, and coupon shopping is just as thrilling as action or cartoon movies, Amarie Avant has taken on romance. Beware anytime you open an Amarie Avant novel: This is not your ordinary love story…

Catch up on Amarie’s debut series FEAR (also an Amazon best seller) while you wait.

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IT’S IN HIS SMILE by SHELLY ALEXANDER COVER REVEAL & Pre Order & Rafflecopter giveaway 3/31/16

It’s In His Smile
by Shelly Alexander
Series: Red River Valley, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016

Miranda Cruz isn’t just the best darned waitress in town anymore; she’s Red River’s newest innkeeper. But first, she has to find the contractor who’s disappeared with her life savings so she can start renovations. Not so easy for a woman who never depends on anyone, especially a man. And when a gorgeous old flame shows up, the fire between them is reignited and threatens to send her dreams up in smoke.

Acclaimed environmental architect Talmadge Oaks returns home to Red River on family business. He plans to get in and get out quickly because a professional catastrophe is waiting back in Washington. When an unforeseen snag keeps him in Red River longer than expected, he finds himself entangled in the renovations of his late grandmother’s Victorian inn. Handy with a hammer, he offers to help the beautiful new owner, but his motives aren’t completely selfless. Will his secret demolish everything they are building? Or can their undeniable passion keep them together?

Book 1: It’s In His Heart
Book 2: It’s In His Touch

Award winning author, Shelly Alexander grew up traveling the world, earned a BBA in Marketing, and landed a corporate job in Dallas, TX before marriage lured her to the beautiful Southwest. After growing up with four older brothers and having three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world for some ‘girl time’ by reading romance novels. While reading in the New Mexico sunshine, she began to dream up love stories she’d like to write herself some day.

The years passed with her helping to run the family business, volunteering for every field trip and school function imaginable, and incalculable loads of dirty laundry generated by her three active boys. When she survived invasive breast cancer, she decided it was now or never and bought her first laptop so she could start writing down her stories.

Now she spends her days writing steamy romances while tending to two miniature schnauzers and a pet boa constrictor named Zeus. Her stories feature strong, independent heroines, hot heroes, and hefty doses of humor.

She still attends her three teenage boy’s sports events, school functions, and music performances, but they have learned to do their own laundry, providing her with more time to devote to writing.

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Order of Fear by DEBUT Author Lisa Caviness Cover Reveal 3/31/16

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Writers on the River Author Event

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synopsis

Sometimes fear is all that keeps you alive.

Murder

A senior account and future bride, Marissa Nash likes order, and she expects all the pieces of her life to add up. Her bottom line is skewed after she discovers her fiancé has been unfaithful. When Marissa walks in to the unexpected—David dead and her dog, Halo, agitated and restless, she finds her nightmare is only beginning.

Passion

David’s unenthused best man and traumatized former Army doctor, Justin Tanner understands that a wedding means more than a toast and a kiss. His reluctance stems from feelings that run deeper than they should for the bride. But when he finds Marissa cradling his best friend’s lifeless body, can he find a way to suppress his feelings as they uncover David’s secret world?

Evil

The seemingly pointless murder launches Marissa and Justin into a wicked web of lies, delusion and danger at the hands of a powerful and psychotic foe.

Murder, passion, evil—who will survive?

TBR

Authors Goodreads Shelf

about the author

As a lifelong reader of an eclectic pool of books from mystery/thrillers, science fiction, contemporary romance, and the classics, Lisa Caviness has never been without a book on the nightstand. Like many writers, she started crafting stories as a child. However, creativity took a back seat to her career in pharmaceutical and medical device research. In 2013, Lisa decided to get serious about writing and joined Romance Writers of America, and later Sisters in Crime. The education she has received has been invaluable but more importantly the support from fellow writers has enriched her in thrilling and unexpected ways.

Lisa is originally from Ohio but has lived in Massachusetts and is currently settled in Indiana with her husband and three children.

She writes romantic suspense.

social links

Website / Twitter / Facebook / Amazon Page

 

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It Doesnt Pay To Be Bad by Marie Astor Release Blitz 3/30/16

It Doesn’t Pay to be Bad, Book 5 of the Janet Maple Series 
Janet Maple couldn’t be happier—she just tied the knot with the man of her dreams and her work 
partner, Dennis Walker. Back from their honeymoon, Janet and Dennis are about to settle into 
married life, but a simple painting they brought back with them turns out to be much more than a 
memento.
Suddenly, Janet and Dennis find themselves in the middle of an international art theft scheme, 
tasked to entrap one of the most sought after art criminals in the world. There’s just one 
glitch—Janet and Dennis aren’t exactly art buffs. Will the duo have what it takes to get the job 
done?
*It Doesn’t Pay to be Bad is book 5 of the Janet Maple Series, but it can be easily read on its 
own.*

EXCERPT


Twenty minutes later Janet and Dennis were in the hotel lobby. Janet had called Pierre 


before they went downstairs and he already had a car waiting for them.


“Madam, if I may, you look very stylish today,” Pierre complimented Janet on her outfit.


“Thank you, Pierre. The boutique in old town that you recommended turned out to be 


fantastic. I love the local designers.” Janet twirled to showcase her navy striped dress, wide-


brimmed straw hat, and red high-heeled sandals.


“Magnificent!” Pierre exclaimed.


“Thank you, Pierre,” Dennis said wryly. “My wife has been raving about your 


recommendations our entire stay.”


Pierre lowered his eyes modestly. “I aim to please. There is so much to see in our town, 


but alas, there’s always too little time to see it all.”


“Yes,” Dennis said pointedly. “Too little time indeed.”


“My apologies, the car is waiting for you,” Pierre said, quickly catching Dennis’s drift.  


“I checked the gallery hours yesterday and they are open until six in the evening on weekdays. 


Enjoy your trip, Jeanette.” Pierre bowed, once he’d walked them to the car.


Janet smiled at the French version of her name, by which Pierre had been addressing her 


during the entire stay. “Thank you, Pierre. Hopefully we’ll find something to bring back with 


“Oh, I think you will. Joyau Gallery is truly a hidden gem of ours—off the beaten path, as 


the saying goes. Few tourists know about it, but I thought you would appreciate it.”



“Thank you, Pierre. I’m really looking forward to it,” Janet said.


••••••••••••••••••••••••••


Janet looked up as an elderly sales clerk emerged from the back room.


“Bonjour,” the sales clerk greeted them. He was short and very thin, looking almost like a 


dried up twig. He wore a tailored suit that fit his slight frame almost like a glove, complete with 


a bowtie and patent leather shoes.


“Good afternoon.” Janet smiled. “Pardon me, but do you speak English?”


“Of course.” The sales clerk bowed slightly. “But I am very sorry to say that we are 


closed.”


“Closed?” Dennis frowned. “But our concierge told us you’d be open. Look, we’re 


leaving tomorrow. Couldn’t you make an exception?”


The sales clerk shook his head apologetically. “I am very sorry, but we are taking 


inventory. Normally we’d be open, but not today.”


“Are you sure you couldn’t make an exception?” Janet decided to give it a try. “You have 


such beautiful paintings here, and I was so hoping to buy a nice seascape for our apartment.”


The clerk’s eyes widened, a worried look coming over his face. “Did you say a seascape, 


Madame?”


“Yes.” Janet nodded. “A seascape for our new apartment.”


“Mon dieu! Un Americain looking for a seascape for the new apartment! Red shoes, navy 


dress—” he muttered. “Forgive my impertinence. This old head isn’t what it used to be.” He 


flung up his hands. “I believe I have exactly what you’re looking for. Let me make sure that we 



will not be interrupted.” He hurried to lock the front door. “I will be right back.”

AMAZON UNIVERSAL LINK:

Janet Maple Series
Bad Guys Don’t Win
Sinful Business Series
Standalone Contemporary Romance Titles
A Dress in a Window (a short story collection)
More books by Marie:
Marie Astor is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban cozy mysteries and romantic suspense. Readers have come to love Marie’s sexy and smart woman sleuths, fast-moving plots, and hot male leads.
In her spare time, Marie enjoys being adventurous out-of-doors. She often gets new story ideas while she is hiking up a mountain or trying to avoid bumping into a tree while skiing.
Whether you’re looking for a fun read while on vacation or just want to escape reality for a few hours, you’ll find it in Marie’s fun, light-hearted mysteries.
Marie loves hearing from readers and always answers all of her emails personally. Join Marie’s mailing list at www.marieastor.com to be the first to know about Marie’s new book releases and events.



Twitter: @marieastor

Playing the Game, Derek Backhard by Shawnte Borris Release Launch 3/30/16

 
Playing the Game, Derek Backhard 
(Book 2 in the Game
Series)
 
Synopsis: 
Since being drafted by the NHL to play for his home team at age
nineteen, Derek Backhard has had everything he’s ever dreamed of – unrivaled
MVP mentions, countless goals and assists, even being compared to the great one. Holding the power to
control his future in the palm of his hands, nothing stood in his way.
Until the unthinkable happened, and everything about his life shifted.
Past priorities fell away the moment he held baby Ryder in his arms mere
moments after losing his close friend, and Ryder’s father, Brad.
After weeks of watching Liz fall apart over the loss of her husband as
she struggled to adjust to life as a single parent, Derek vows to give her and
Ryder everything they deserve, creating a life he never knew he always wanted.
Rocked to her core by her changing feelings for him, Liz doesn’t know
what to do with Derek or his offer. Uncertainty swirls within her as she leans
on her lifelong friend during the hard times, but how much of his attention is
real, and how much is pity?
Is she strong enough to let him in and let him take care of her, or
will she force him away and back into the life she thinks he really wants?
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Author Bio:
 
Shawnté lives in central Alberta, with her husband Ricky of 10 amazing
years and together they have two beautiful
children. Somehow her husband has managed to trick her into running a cow/calf
operation. As much as she fusses about it, she loves it.
 

When Shawnté is not sitting at her kitchen table
hammering away on her laptop while watching the moose chase her cows across the
yard, yes this really happens. Then she is busy attend school activities,
community events and chauffeuring children here and there. She is big on
playing softball and watching hockey.


When the time comes to relax, you
will find her snuggled underneath her down comforter reading on her Ipad.
Wait…who are we kidding, if the dishes, vacuuming, laundry or the bathrooms
needs a hose down, you’ll always hear her say, “Just after this chapter.” She
doesn’t have a favorite author or best story because everyday she falls in love
with someone new.
 

Shawnté is technology challenged so
with the help of Lacy you can find her anywhere. Please go like her page and
leave a review/star rating on the books she’s wrote.


Ways to
stay connected with Shawnte Borris:
 
Twitter: @shawnte_author

 

 
 

THE DECISION by LORHAINNE ECKHART RELEASE DAY BLITZ & Rafflecopter giveaway 3/30/16

The Decision
by Lorhainne Eckhart
Series: The Friessens, #5
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 30, 2016

The Friessens, stars of the bestselling series, are back with THE DECISION, another heartwarming fan favorite romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart.

Emily Friessen has everything a woman could want: a husband who’s the love of her life, a family that stands together, and children she wouldn’t trade for anything. To everyone around her, she’s confident and strong—but then, she has to be with a man like Brad, who is all about family and too handsome for his own good.

Emily isn’t as together as she appears, though, and when life throws her and Brad a curveball, it tests their relationship, leaving Emily scrambling and feeling very much alone as both are faced with a decision no parent should have to make.

Don’t miss any of The Friessen books, beginning with The Forgotten Child, the very first book in this big family romance series:

THE OUTSIDER SERIES
The Forgotten Child (Brad and Emily)
A Baby and a Wedding (An Outsider Series Short)
Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed, and Diana)
The Search (An Outsider Series Short)
The Awakening (Andy and Laura)
Secrets (Jed and Diana)
Runaway (Andy and Laura)
Overdue (An Outsider Series Short)
The Unexpected Storm (Neil and Candy)
The Wedding (Neil and Candy)

THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING
The Deadline (Andy and Laura)
The Price to Love (Neil and Candy)
A Different Kind of Love (Brad and Emily)
A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas

THE FRIESSENS
The Reunion
The Bloodline (Andy & Laura)
The Promise (Diana & Jed)
The Business Plan (Neil & Candy)
The Decision (Brad & Emily)

PRAISE for Lorhainne Eckhart’s books: 

“Lorhainne Eckhart has a way at really tugging on the heartstrings and this story is no exception.” 

 “The latest installment into the Friessen legacy has continued the rich storytelling and chemistry since the series began with The Forgotten Child. I love how all of these characters have grown/matured with each new story. Thank you Ms. Eckhart for continuing this wonderful saga.” 

“Eckhart is one of the best storytellers that I have read in a long time. I was riveted by this series as much as I was by Saved. I am an avid reader, and I’ve become impatient with poor writing. I would recommend reading any of Lorhainne Eckhart’s books, but only if you enjoy reading books that you can’t put down.” 

“Wow, what a story!
Loved this, loved this, loved this! Grabbed me from the start and held me the whole way through. Obviously this writer has the talent to pull the readers in and keep them – thank you.” 

 “A brilliant book, a must read and thoroughly enjoyable. I am passionate about Lorhainne Eckharts writing.” 

 “This family history is so intense it is hard to stop until the end. I enjoy this story so much that I bought all the books concerning this family. Had a hard time closing the book until I finished.” 

“Best Family Series Ever!
I love the dynamic of this powerful close family. Three brothers, a cousin and all the spouses and children make for an interesting spellbinding story you won’t want to put down.”

 “Whole lot to love!
Haven’t read one yet I haven’t absolutely loved, this one is no exception. Get it, read it, fall in love with this series and this author.”

“I loved the whole series. I could keep on reading about this family. Makes a person wish they could be part of them.”

THE DECISION (Brad and Emily are back) releasing March 30, and for all my superfans I’m offering a very special #99Cent pre-order DEAL on THE DECISION up until March 31 when it will revert to its regular price of $2.99

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart’s books have been described as Longmire meets old-school Dallas, and she recently received the 2015 & 2013 Readers’ Favorite Award for Romance & Romantic Suspense for her titles The Price to Love and  Lost and Found. With over forty titles under her belt, her big family romance series are loved by fans worldwide. Books that celebrate love, family, commitment, hope, and making a relationship work. With flawed strong characters, characters you can relate to. Lorhainne writes the kind of books she wants to read.

She is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, such as romance, western, military and mystery/suspense. She has written multiple series, including The Outsider, Walk the Right Road, The Wilde Brothers, Saved, The Friessens, and her two newest additions, Married in Montana, and her high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance series, Kate and Walker, Deadly, Dangerous and Desired.

You can chat with Lorhainne on Facebook www.facebook.com/AuthorLorhainneEckhart, Twitter @LEckhart, and her blog at http://www.lorhainneeckhart.com/blog/.