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A Kiss in the Shadows by Eve Kincaid and Lily Danes

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A Kiss in the Shadows
by Eve Kincaid and Lily Danes

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GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

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Erin Grady is used to taking care of people. That’s why she’s thrilled to finally realize her dream of opening a clinic…and why she’s willing to overlook where the money came from—until a determined prosecutor comes sniffing around.

Will Patton is desperate to leave the small fogbound town of Lost Coast Harbor and build a real career for himself. But to do that, he’ll need to expose the dirty police chief—and betray the woman who makes him wonder if he’s leaving town too soon.

But the corruption in Lost Coast Harbor runs deep and wide—and exposing the truth will require Erin and Will to expose their hearts…no matter the risk.

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Excerpt:

Erin studied Will in the pale illumination from the street lamp. The overhead light brought out his cheekbones and cast his eyes into shadows. The fine mist settled on his thick dark hair.

God, he was really good looking. Objectively, she’d recognized this fact from the moment he’d fallen in front of her, and again when he was lounging in the hospital, trying to charm the nurses. But now, standing in the dark and cold night, alone… she couldn’t take her eyes off him.

His lips turned up slightly and her stomach fluttered. She’d been staring too long, too intently. The heat burned up her neck to her cheeks.

“How about the dinner I promised?” he asked.

Erin shook her head. “You don’t have to do that.”

As soon as the words slipped out, she wanted to take them back. His gaze intensified and the flutters in her stomach grew to tremors. She didn’t even like cops, and though he wasn’t in uniform, that’s basically what he was. He was the end result of law enforcement.

“I want to.”

She shivered and tried to tell herself it was the chill from the fog, but knew it wasn’t. It had been way too long since a man had looked at her like that.

Oh, what the hell.

“I have to get Colin home,” she said.

“Tomorrow then,” he said. He still held her hand, his thumb casually stroking the inside of her wrist. The touch was intimate, familiar. Long-dormant parts of her body woke in a wave of longing and heat.

“I can’t tomorrow. I, uh, have to—I have plans,” she said, with genuine regret.

Will raised an eyebrow and Erin realized she was brushing off the only man who’d taken her breath away with a touch in, well, forever.

“It seems that an awful lot of your vocabulary revolves around what you have to do,” he said, his head tilted slightly as he watched her. “How about this? I’m going down to the Crab Shack for dinner in about an hour, because it’s the only place open on a Monday night in this town. I’ll get a table for two. If you want to join me, I’d love the company.”

What she wanted was a nearly foreign concept, something Will seemed to have picked up on. She could defend herself, argue that she did what she wanted. That would be a lie, though. And she did want to meet him later.

“I’ll be there,” she said.

It was a good opportunity to take Jerry’s advice and talk to a prosecutor about the donation to the clinic, her rational mind said. It was just dinner.

But with a man whose slightest touch sent her reeling, her body reminded her. So don’t be late.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Like so many good ideas, Lost Coast Harbor was inspired by a few rounds of margaritas. One sunny afternoon, Lily Danes and Eve Kincaid went to a Mexican restaurant for snacks and tequila and left with the idea for a new series. Inspired by their love of noir movies and 1940s crime novels, they imagined a gritty small town full of crime and corruption, where intrigue and mystery can lead to love and passion.

www.lostcoastharbor.com
www.lilydanes.com
www.evekincaid.com

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Eve Kincaid is a lapsed lawyer who decided that fictional crime was more fun than the real deal. When she’s not writing about mysterious women and the dangerous and sexy men who love them, she’s probably shopping for books, lipstick, or imported cheeses to complement a nice California pinot noir.

You can keep up with Eve’s new releases by signing up for her reader newsletter. She’d love to hear from you. Just don’t be creepy about it.
www.evekincaid.com

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Hunters of the Dream by Ingrid Koivukangas

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Hunters of the Dream

by Ingrid Koivukangas

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GENRE: YA Fantasy

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When the summer holidays begin, Aurora thinks she’s just a normal teenager about to have another boring summer. Then, for her seventeenth birthday, Nana Brin gives her a long-silent Oracle that has been passed down through their family for generations. The mysterious Oracle soon awakens in response to the creeping Darkness that is escaping and destroying all worlds. Aurora must quickly find the courage to come to terms with her calling as the Huntress of the Dream.

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As the Bone Seer began to pick up another bone, she hesitated, cocking her head from side to side, as if listening to someone speaking. She breathed in sharply, surprised, and suddenly frightened, and in a high pitched voice began singing:

The wise one will read the signs,

As the all seeing one awakens,

When the drum woman travels,

And the compass unravels,

And he, who swims between worlds,

Joins the one who sparks and twirls,

The broken wing is set free,

The wolves howl and protect thee,

Gathering under a double moon,

Agreements hewn,

The Huntress is born again,

As Darkness slips its chains.

Looking directly into Aurora’s eyes she hissed, “The Darkness is waking, Aurora. There are many teachings you must complete, and amulets and allies to gather in preparation for the battles ahead. You must find your fellow hunters before the Darkness escapes and finds you, or all will be lost.

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Interview with the Author:

  1. How long have you been writing?

Since I wrote my first story when I was seven years old.

2. How long have you been a published author?

It’s been a long road since that first story! I became a published author in January 2016.

3. What titles do you have available?

Hunters of the Dream, Book One: The Gathering

4. What made you choose the subject of this book?

In many ways the book is a continuation of my work as an environmental artist. But, I’m not sure that I chose the subject of the book, I think perhaps the characters–the book– chose the subject.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

Hunters of the Dream, Book Two: Darkness Approaching.

  1. What is your favourite genre and why?

I don’t have one favourite genre – I like many different ones. I love good stories and good writing.

7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

I love when the characters are first arriving, and the story begins to take shape.

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

I would love to have co-authored a book with J.R.R.Tolkien. Not only was he a fabulous story teller and writer, he was also influenced by the Kalevala. The Kalevala is the national epic poem of Finland and was compiled in the 19th century from Finnish folklore. I am a first generation Finnish Canadian – both of my parents are Finnish, and my first language is Finnish. I feel deeply connected to the Kalevala and I recognize how parts of it are echoed in Middle-earth, from The Lord of the Rings.

9. Where can readers find you on the web?

Readers can find me at my website:

IngridKoivukangas.com

I’d like to invite your readers to signup for a free online Eco Heart Oracle reading: bit.ly/FreeEcoHeartOracleReading  The Eco Heart Oracle guides the characters through the Hunters of the Dream trilogy.

I’m also developing a membership website for readers who would like to continue their journey into the world of Hunters of the Dream. Membership is free to Hunters of the Dream readers, and grants them access to complimentary art and writing projects. Paid modules will also be available for a nominal fee. The paid modules will be especially appealing to youth, parents and home schoolers who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of our sacred connections to the natural and Spirit world through a variety of teachings and videos.  http://bit.ly/EnterAWorldofWonder

 Many thanks for having me as guest!

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ingrid Koivukangas, BFA, MFA, is an award winning environmental artist, writer, designer, Reiki Master and educator.

As an artist Ingrid works intuitively at sites creating new works in response to sites and their energies and histories both natural and human. Her work encompasses many media including site specific ephemeral, large scale public works, writing, video, photography, sound, web, sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Ingrid’s artworks have been exhibited in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. She’s been featured as an artist in residence on CBC-TV; has had numerous gallery exhibitions; has many site specific ephemeral works left in situ and large scale permanent public art projects.

Ingrid’s artworks have been included in many publications and books including: Art in Action: Nature, Creativity and Our Collective Future, published by the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environmental Programme and Art + Science Now: How scientific research and technological innovation are becoming key to 21st-century aesthetics by Stephen Wilson, Professor of Conceptual and Information Arts at San Francisco State University. One of her favourite publications to be included in is Scholastic Book’s Now See This! Art That Influences.

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and a Master of Fine Arts, Environmental Sculpture, from the University of Calgary. You can view her work at: http://www.ingridkoivukangas.com

Ingrid lives on Salt Spring Island with her husband Robin, two dogs, Lucy and Scout, and a fierce cat named Hunter.

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Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13548228.Ingrid_Koivukangas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IKoivukangas

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HuntersTheDream

Website: www.IngridKoivukangas.com

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hunters-Dream-Book-One-Gathering-ebook/dp/B0194J80JA

Chapters / Indigo:  https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/hunters-of-the-dream-book/9780973632767-item.html

 

NOTE: Hunters of the Dream will be available at Amazon from February 22 to March 20 for only $0.99

 Get a free online Eco Heart Oracle reading. http://bit.ly/FreeEcoHeartOracleReading

 Visit the World of Wonder membership site. This site is for Hunters of the Dream readers. Continue exploring the world of Hunters of the Dream:

 http://bit.ly/EnterAWorldofWonder

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The Collapse of Presidential Races

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His Master’s Bride by Claudia Herring

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His Master’s Bride

by Claudia Herring

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GENRE: Fantasy

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A world of mysterious powers and tumultuous intrigues comes to life in Regency England as a djinni, burdened with a dark secret, is thrown into a love triangle fraught with subterfuge.

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A troubled djinni seduces his master’s young wife, forcing her to make a fateful choice.

The djinni Yasir, imprisoned in an urn by a jealous magician, searches the centuries for his lost love. He finds Lavinia reborn in 1811 England, only to discover she’s his new master’s bride.

Desperate to have her, Yasir spell-casts Lavinia’s husband to forget he is master and give her the urn. When she opens the ancient vessel, Yasir emerges, terrifying in his magnificence yet somehow familiar, but she fails to recognize him. She distrusts this djinni even though his very presence enchants her.

Yasir’s spell is fading. Lavinia’s husband has changed. Now he’s violent as he struggles with returning memories of when he possessed the urn. Lavinia strives to keep the two from encountering one another, while torn between fidelity for her husband and her increasing attraction to the djinni.

Impatient to win Lavinia’s confidence, Yasir must convince her of her true identity so they can reclaim their life together. He dare not reveal a deeper reason: Only with Lavinia can he regain his freedom and exact revenge on the magician who confined him to the urn—

If she does not go mad from the spell to awaken her memories.

If her husband does not escape the djinni’s magic and discover her secret.

If the magician does not find them first.

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EXCERPT:

 Chapter 12

Peter shoved the door open, a violent thrust that propelled her across the wooden floorboards. By sheer reflex, Lavinia caught herself on the dresser, breaking her fall. She gripped the tiered edge and pushed herself upright, knees throbbing from colliding with the brass handles of the drawers.

His hair snarled in clumps, his mouth a knife-slash of anger, Peter seized Lavinia by the wrists. His grip was like a manacle. She never knew Peter’s strength. Lavinia pulled away, her face ashen. He jerked her close.

“Lavinia, what in God’s name are you up to?” Peter enunciated every word, spitting them out like sour morsels.

He held her at arm’s length and studied her as if she were an abnormal specimen in a laboratory. She shrank from his gaze. The sleeve of his blue wool dressing gown had fallen off his shoulder, caught in the belt tied carelessly around his waist, baring his muscular chest and arm. His hair, a tangle of yellow and cream, fell into his eyes, framing his face, a stern mask of stone.

“How dare you run from me? Shame me in my bed.” With each syllable, Peter squeezed Lavinia’s wrists harder. His voice reverberated throughout the small room. She drew her face and shoulders tight, guarding against a blow, and looked away, fearful of making a sound.

“Look at me, damn you.” Peter wrenched her head towards him, gripping her chin. “I need an heir, Lavinia. I have been patient. You are failing me in your duty. And this, this fleeing from our marriage bed, is intolerable.”

Intolerable. The loathing in his voice frightened her. Peter let go, but she still felt his iron grasp, the heat of his hand. Lavinia wanted most to cover her ears and squeeze her eyes shut, but dared not. She cowered away from him.

“What is it? Am I not to your liking now?” Peter strode to her dressing table and flung his arm over the surface, sweeping her delicate crystal and silver bottles, her brushes with the intaglio silver handles and backs, her pink powders, like refuse, onto the floor. The clang of glass and metal like some hellish symphony clashing through the chamber, through her life.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Claudia Herring aspired to be a baton twirler when she was five and an archaeologist at thirteen. When she became a graphic designer and an author of fantasy, she decided she’d hit upon the perfect compromise.

As a designer and illustrator she formats the written word around visual art. As a writer she weaves words into stories that form worlds. Her novel, “His Master’s Bride,” a historical fantasy with romantic elements set in Regency England, won first prize in the Houston Writer’s Guild Novel Competition. “Ties of Smoke,” next in “The Djinn Chronicles” series, is in its second draft.

When she’s not delving into the world of the Djinn, Claudia is practicing yoga to go to that hushed space where she imagines and plots her next fantasy novel.

If you like Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, or Carol Berg, you’ll love His Master’s Bride.

Links:

Website: http://www.claudiaherring.com

Blog: http://www.claudiaherring.com/blog

Twitter: @claudiakherring

Facebook: http:www.facebook.com/claudia.herring.writer

Amazon author: http://www.amazon.com/author/claudiaherring

The Book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

HIS MASTER’S BRIDE:

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Jessie’s Girl by Lindy Zart

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The road trip from Minnesota to Pennsylvania and back is meant to be the final adventure before four

friends go their separate ways in the fall.

Except nothing goes as intended, beginning with the unexpected addition of Catherine Tate, Jessie Keller’s new girlfriend. Sam Kent denies his attraction to her while simultaneously deflecting unusual interest from his pal Hannah Lopez. Dickie Dean is the socially inept book lover who surprises them all.

Amidst a malfunctioning vehicle, being caught in the middle of a robbery, beer drinking, mosquito attacks, and other teenage drama, the five experience courage, broken hearts, fear, and laughter. Most importantly, they make memories.

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My Review:

Another winning story from Lindy Zart. I will say that I am not always an enthusiast about short stories just because the ones I have read felt like more should have been said. However, as those who are familiar with Lindy Zart’s writing, this short story left nothing to wonder about behind. Once again her characters are well developed, the plot of the story is clear, and the details are enough that the reader is getting a complete picture of what is happening during the story. Although I am a child of the 1960’s, this ’80’s story was great in my memory anyway. I totally enjoyed this story and highly recommend it!

 

About the Author:.

Lindy Zart

Lindy Zart is a USA TODAY bestselling author that has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, and one cat. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work. She also has a completely natural obsession with wine, coffee, peanut butter, Bloody Marys, and pizza.

 

 

 

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Escape From the Past: The Kid (Book 2) by Annette Oppenlander

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Escape from the Past: The Kid

by Annette Oppenlander

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GENRE:   YA historical/sci-fi

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 Time-traveling gamer, Max, embarks on a harrowing journey through the Wild West of 1881! After a huge fight with his parents, Max tries to return to his love and his best friend, Bero, in medieval Germany. Instead he lands in 1881 New Mexico. Struggling to get his bearings and coming to terms with Dr. Stuler’s evil computer game misleading him, he runs into Billy the Kid. To his amazement Billy isn’t at all the ruthless killer history made him out to be. Trouble brews when a dying Warm Springs Apache gives Max a huge gold nugget to help his sister, Ela, escape from Fort Sumner. Shopping for supplies Max attracts the attention of ruthless bandits. Before Max can ask the Kid’s help, he and Ela are forced to embark on a journey to find his imaginary goldmine. This is book 2 in the Escape from the Past trilogy.

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Excerpt:

 From my higher vantage point I noticed a dust cloud growing rapidly larger. And from it grew an apparition of terror as I’d never seen.

Two dozen Indians galloped toward us, fanned out like the tip of an arrow. They rode bareback, their faces painted black, red and white, their long oiled hair flowing behind them. They wore leather pants with loin clothes and nothing but beads and feathers around their necks.

“Indians,” I mumbled. I hadn’t even realized I said something except that Wade whipped around and followed my gaze.

“Injuns, Boss,” he shouted. “Looks like Comanches.” He ripped his gun from the saddle holster, the other men following suit.

The next moments were a blur. I felt myself slide off the donkey and race to the wagons for cover. The settlers were scrambling underneath, getting in position. The girl raced to grab the two little kids and shove them under the wagon.

I watched in fascination. As if time had slowed to a crawl, the Indians, shrouded in a dust cloud, drew near. Their faces looked hideous with the war paint, but their cries were what made me tremble with terror. It sounded like something out of this world, eerie whoops that curdled my blood.

I had no weapons. Even if I’d had any, my body was stiff with panic.

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Interview with the Author:

  1. How long have you been writing?

Becoming a writer/author was a process that took several years. In the beginning–the late 90s–I wrote children’s stories for early readers. I didn’t know anything about writing for children, the market nor the submission process, so this went nowhere. In 2002 I interviewed my parents about their lives during WWII in Germany which led to a number of short stories. I didn’t really imagine writing a novel, let alone several, I merely wanted to preserve the memories for my family.

 

But I became aware how much I enjoy the writing process. How I felt while I did it. I worked for a PR agency and did lots of business related writing. I’d go home at night and write some more, spent my weekends writing fiction. I grew more and more invested, took classes, read books on craft, attended conferences and joined a critique group. In 2009 I attended a short story class at Indiana University and that’s when the light bulb turned on fully. I’ve known ever since that writing is my passion and I must do it even if publication is light years away.

2. How long have you been a published author?

In my previous life at a PR firm I had non-fiction pieces published. I’ve been a published author of fiction since April 2015.

3. What titles do you have available?

  1. “A Different Truth” – YA mystery: Tells the story of a sixteen-year old kid who’s banished to a military boarding school where he has to solve the hazing crime of his best friend.
  2. “Escape from the Past: The Duke’s Wrath” – Action/Adventure: About nerdy gamer, Max, who tries out an experimental computer game and time-travels to medieval Germany where he must survive a hornet’s nest of feuding lords and find a way home.
  3. “Escape from the Past: The Kid” (book two) – Action/Adventure: Takes Max mistakenly to the Wild West of 1881 New Mexico where he’s kidnapped by bandits and rescued by a beautiful American Indian girl.4. What made you choose the subject of this book?

Growing up in Germany, I’ve always been fascinated with the Wild West. I remember watching westerns with my father and reading books about pioneers, American Indians and the gold rush. After I moved to the U.S. I continued reading historical fiction set in the eighteen and nineteen hundreds.

I chose Billy the Kid because I see him as a tragic character who encountered a string of bad luck and was basically set up to fail. He isn’t much older than Max and it’s easy to see how any young man could’ve had Billy’s fate. The second important character is Chief Nana, A Warm Springs Apache warrior, who in the summer of 1881 rode a 3,000 mile vengeance war against the U.S. Army. He was never caught nor were his fifteen or so warriors. The amazing thing about him was his age. He was around eighty years old then and had a bad leg.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?

“The Kid” is released this month. The last book in the trilogy, “At Witches’ End” will be out this fall. In it Max returns to medieval Germany to take care of unfinished business and gets into a whole new world of trouble.

6. What is your favorite genre and why?

I love historical fiction because it takes me to real places and events that actually happened. If the story is based on real characters even better. I find historically based stories enriching, maybe because I look at the small details of how people lived. What did they wear, what did they eat? How did they look at the world? And how are all those things different from the way we live today. Fascinating!

  1. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?

The final editing has to be the best part. At that stage, the story is in place and you sort of put on the finishing touches. It’s like decorating a cake with colorful icing after you’ve slaved for hours making the dough, baking and shaping the cake. Final editing is the fun part.

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?

That’s really a tough question because I have no idea about the writing process of other authors. That aside I wouldn’t mind writing a book with Stephen King, J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien (unfortunately he’s passed on). For one I’m a huge fan of their work, in the case of Stephen King I like his non-fiction. It’d be fun to see how they develop a story, how they make notes, develop plot, do editing, etc. I think it’d be fun and could be quite synergistic. On the other hand it could be a disaster if you don’t agree on the direction of the story or character arcs and if you have different writing styles. I guess that’s why most authors work alone.

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Here is the intro to “The Kid.”

Time-traveling gamer, Max, embarks on a harrowing journey through the Wild West of 1881! After a huge fight with his parents, Max tries to return to his love and his best friend, Bero, in medieval Germany. Instead he lands in 1881 New Mexico. Struggling to get his bearings and coming to terms with Dr. Stuler’s evil computer game misleading him, he runs into Billy the Kid. To his amazement Billy isn’t at all the ruthless killer history made him out to be. Trouble brews when a dying Warm Springs Apache gives Max a huge gold nugget to help his sister, Ela, escape from Fort Sumner. Shopping for supplies Max attracts the attention of ruthless bandits. Before Max can ask the Kid’s help, he and Ela are forced to embark on a journey to find his imaginary goldmine. This is book 2 in the Escape from the Past trilogy.
Thanks so much for being my guest.

 

Thank you very much for having me!

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Annette Oppenlander writes historical fiction for young adults. When she isn’t in front of her computer, she loves indulging her dog, Mocha, and traveling around the U.S. and Europe to discover amazing histories.

“Nearly every place holds some kind of secret, something that makes history come alive. When we scrutinize people and places closely, history is no longer a number, it turns into a story.”

Social Media Links

Website: http://www.annetteoppenlander.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annetteoppenlanderauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27180530-escape-from-the-past

Twitter: @aoppenlander

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Escape-Past-Kid-book-2/dp/178535213X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1447856090&sr=8-2&keywords=escape+from+the+past+the+kid

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/escape-from-the-past-annette-oppenlander/1122768791?ean=9781785352133

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781785352133

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Annette Oppenlander will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Nobody’s Princess by Sarah Hegger

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Nobody’s Princess

by Sarah Hegger

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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 Tiffany Desjardins has a plan. Well, she had a plan, until her past and all its complications came back to haunt her. Her not-quite-ex-husband, Luke, is missing, and suddenly everyone needs to find him–including Tiffany, if she wants to marry the true man of her dreams. Then there’s Thomas Hunter, Luke’s brawny friend, who won’t take “no road trip” for an answer–and who won’t stop showing up in her daydreams…

Thomas couldn’t care less about Luke’s personal life, but he needs to find him if he’s going to make his fledgling minerals and metals company a reality. And if that means following Tiffany, who’s taken off in Luke’s rare Lamborghini Miura, he’s more than willing–especially if there might be a chance to negotiate some of Tiffany’s lovely curves. As Tiffany and Thomas speed along without a map, the only destination that seems certain is being together…

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Blondie stood there giving the other models a thorough eye scan. Gay. What a shame.

She shook her head at herself. What did it matter? She was practically an engaged woman.

Blondie hovered at her side.

Clichés sucked, but some of these boys had no brain beneath all that brawn. Hooking her hands beneath the hem of his T-shirt, she tugged. “You have to take this off for makeup.”

“Are you taking my clothes off?” Blondie folded his huge paws around hers and stopped her. He had a great voice, like hot chocolate laced with rum. The sort of voice that would do great bedtime stories.

She hauled back on her thought path. “You have to strip.”

He looked right at her. Not past her or around her, but right at her as if he wanted to see straight into the center of her.

“Strip?” Up went one eyebrow.

Something she didn’t want to name crackled through the space between them. Sweat prickled her palms. Her hands were still fisted around his shirt, exposing about two inches of stomach. He had a garden path trail of hair disappearing below the low-slung waist of his jeans. That would have to go. Pity. Tiffany dragged her stare off his navel and focused on the writing on the front of his T-shirt: Never trust an atom—they make up everything.

Cool shirt. She and Blondie were probably the only two people in the world who thought it was funny. “Yes, strip.”

She pulled at the shirt and his hands tightened over hers. Tiffany glared up at him. Following up on late with an attack of modesty? Unbelievable. Did he think he would be modeling undershirts and long johns? “You have to take it all off.”

“Normally I get dinner first.” Those bad-boy eyes danced at her, inviting her to share the joke. For a second, she badly wanted to.

“Tiffany, sweetie.” Tyrone appeared beside her. “That’s not your model.”

“What?” Tiffany stared at Blondie. Of course he was her model, because otherwise she was stripping . . . A whimper caught in her throat.

He looked back at her.

Tyrone took her by the shoulders and spun her around. “That’s your model.”

He pointed to a beautiful Rocky (as in the Picture Show, not Sly) look-alike talking earnestly to Piers. Piers lapped it up, waving one hand through the air and patting the pretty blond boy on the arm.

“I . . .” Tiffany peered over her shoulder. Please let the last two minutes be a figment of her imagination. Her figment grinned at her and tucked his hands into his back pockets.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.

Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.

She currently lives in Littleton, Colorado, with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

She loves to hear from readers and you can find her at any of the places below.

Website: http://sarahhegger.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahheggerauthor/?ref=hl

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sarah-Hegger/e/B00KC50U9Y/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1449772560&sr=8-1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahHegger

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/sarahhegger

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahheggerauthor/

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Silver’s Captive by Lee-Ann Wallace

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Silver’s Captive

by Lee-Ann Wallace

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GENRE:  Erotic Sci-Fi Romance

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Determined to finish her studies and restart the search for her missing parents, Tarnee’s life is thrown into chaos when she is kidnapped by a silver eyed stranger. Held captive by the captain of a pirate ship, Tarnee finds herself drawn to him despite her need to get home.

Tor’Arr has been searching the universe for his one and only, the woman who will complete him and knows when their eyes clash across a busy space station that he has found her. He will allow nothing to stand in way of claiming her as his, not even his crew. Thrust into a dangerous world where she must rely on Tor’Arr to keep her safe Tarnee must decide if she’s prepared to give up her dreams to be with a man who can be anything she desires.

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“Will you take me home?” I asked because I had to. It was too important to me just to let it go. I’d spent every waking hour since my parents disappeared, working towards the day when I could search for them and I was so close to my goal.

This man may make me feel things I’d never felt for another man, and we might have some strange kind of connection, but I’d never forget my parents. I’d never forget that they were out there somewhere.Frustration crossed his face as I looked at him.

“I can’t do that, Tarnee. Now, even more than before. We’re already leaving your galaxy.”

A crushing sense of disappointment almost overwhelmed me. I turned away from him to look out the window behind me, lost in what I felt, my gaze lost in the endless expanse of space.

I heard movement behind me, the soft rustle of fabric as he moved, along with footsteps on the plush carpet.

“Is it so terrible that you can’t go home? Is staying here with me such a hardship, Tarnee?”

His voice had been close, so close. I looked over my shoulder to find him standing right behind me, between the two chairs that sat opposite the built-in couch.

“You don’t understand,” I replied.

“Then help me understand. Tell me why it’s so important to you that you go home. Tell me why you won’t even give us a chance.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lee-Ann Wallace spends her days dreaming up sexy aliens to fill her stories with and drinking far to much coffee. She lives in a little house in Brisbane, Australia with her family and has set up shop at the dining table where she is surrounded by noise. When she’s not writing you can find her with her nose pressed to her phone reading a steamy romance.

www.leeannwallace.wordpress.com

Twitter: @lawallaceauthor

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LeeAnnWallaceAuthor

 

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This Would Be Paradise by N.D. Iverson

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This Would Be Paradise

by N. D. Iverson

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GENRE: Post-Apocalyptic

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In a world where a virus has spread turning most of the population into flesh eating monsters, there are two friends partying it up in New Orleans when the infection hits. Far away from home, they are trapped and trying to make sense of all that has happened with the help of new friends and enemies along the way. Zombies aren’t the only thing to fear…

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 We were all doomed to be food for the worms’ sooner or later. Why not end it now? I could hear growling coming from the crowd; some had started to lightly bang on the fence. They didn’t realize they were powerless to knock over their obstacle with their decaying arms like dried tree branches. But they were powerful enough to take down this world; the irony was almost too much.

Dead, infected people owned this place now. They marched into the streets like all armies before them, except they didn’t discriminate. We were all fair game. All races, all colors, all genders. We were all equally screwed.

I slid down the rough outside paneling of the house, resting my head in my hands and wept.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

N.D. Iverson is young author trying to find her niche in the world. She has a business degree; to which she is still trying to find a practical application for. She has bounced from half-baked ideas of becoming a forensic pathologist (cut short when the option for attending an autopsy came up and she rather quickly decided maybe that wasn’t for her), a member of a rock band (sadly, neither her nor her friends could play instruments or sing, not that it’s a requirement these days…) and many more. 

This Would Be Paradise is her first completed book, which has started a chain reaction of one-too-many book ideas dancing around in her head. She plans on wrangling in these ideas and making full fledged books from them. So keep an eye out on the horizon for more works to come! For more information, please visit her website at: http://ndiverson.weebly.com/

You can purchase This Would Be Paradise here: http://www.amazon.com/This-Would-Be-Paradise-Book-ebook/dp/B01A00Q5JE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 and at all major eBook retailers!

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Improving Literacy starts at Home

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Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! I’m back today and I’m talking about literacy in the United States. Did you know one in seven adults would find it difficult to read anything more challenging than a picture book? This is scary.

I find this quite alarming. How can these adults teach their children about the joy of reading, if they can’t read themselves? I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. Parents who can’t read are limited to what they can teach their children. In my opinion, reading is one of the most important skills we can pass on to our kids.

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What’s going to happen to our country if we raise a generation of illiterate adults? What happens when all they can do is read text messages? The ability to…

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