Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Book Blast: Love on the Wings of War by John Livingston



Inside the Book:



Title: Love on the Wings fo War
Author: John Livingston
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Ebook
It is 1967 in Egypt when the rebellious daughter of a government minster first notices a handsome American researcher. Desperate to break away from her powerful and conservative Muslim family, Nadia Kemal approaches Mark Adams one afternoon in the university library and changes her life forever.

Nadia and Mark soon fall in love. For a year, their forbidden relationship is fraught with danger and several close calls as they are nearly discovered. As Egypt is defeated in war and the possibility of civil government looms, Nadia’s father focuses on becoming the new leader. Meanwhile after Nadia and Mark secretly marry, they are preparing to leave the country when her father learns of the affair. With his career aspirations now threatened by his American son-in-law, Nadia’s father locks her in an asylum until she signs a divorce paper. As Mark battles for his own life, he frantically searches for Nadia while attempting to distinguish between truth and lies. With seemingly the entire world against them, Nadia and Mark are each left wondering if their love is strong enough to survive.

In this historical tale set in 1960s war-torn Egypt, a Muslim girl and an American man begin a journey together driven by forbidden love, danger, and an uncertain future.

Meet the Author:


John Livingston earned his BS at MIT and his PhD at Princeton University. He is currently a professor of Islamic History and Civilization and Modern Middle East History at William Paterson University. Dr. Livingston currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Love on the Wings of War is his fourth book.

                                        Giveaway

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  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Cover Reveal: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine by Heather Heyford


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Title: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
Author: Heather Heyford
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ecopy 

In the third book of Heather Heyford’s series, set in Oregon’s wine country, a returning war hero and his “friend with benefits” discover that some vintages only improve with time . . .

Uncorking the Truth

When the town of Clarkston, Oregon, welcomes Captain Sam Owens home from the service, Sophia “Red” McDonald is first in line. The sassy psychotherapist has known Sam since they were kids, and the grown-up Sam is darned near irresistible. With his abs of steel and those gorgeous hazel eyes, he could have any woman he wanted. Naturally, Red is thrilled when he takes her hand . . .

She’s a modern woman, happy to canoodle with the sexy soldier, no strings attached—until her heart changes the rules. Suddenly, after months of casual hookups, Red finds she wants more. She longs to possess Sam body and soul. But his warrior's heart was wounded long before he joined the service. As a therapist, Red has ways of making him talk. Only if Sam opens up and spills his secrets can they finally have everything their hearts desire . . .



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MEET THE AUTHOR




Heather Heyford writes contemporary romance novels set in the wine country.

Born in the Northeast, Heather learned to walk and talk in Texas, and then moved to England.
“Ya’ll want some scones?” While in Europe, Heather was forced by her cruel parents to spend Saturdays in the leopard vinyl back seat of their Peugeot, motoring from one medieval pile to the next for the lame purpose of ‘learning something.’ What she soon learned was how to allay the boredom by stashing a Cosmo under the seat.

Heather is represented by the Nancy Yost Literary Agency (@nyliterary) in New York City.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Cover Reveal: RELOAD by David McCaleb


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Title: RELOAD
Author: David McCaleb
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Thriller
Format: Ecopy 

To save his family—and the free world—Red Harmon is back in the line of fire . . .

A sinister enemy is stalking elite military operator Red Harmon and his loved ones. Turning the hunter into his prey, Red uncovers a plot that spans nations and draws him into the remote snow-covered ravines of North Korea. His team's objective: penetrate the darkest prisons of this mysterious nation to restore national security—and save all he holds dear.

Caught in the danger . . .

Red’s not the only one who lives with secrets. His wife Lori is a lot more than the suburban soccer mom she appears to be, and she’s stumbled into a massive conspiracy. The future of world peace depends on them—and on a North Korean soldier with a powerful personal agenda. If Red and his team fail, the balance of superpowers may never recover . . .

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MEET THE AUTHOR



David McCaleb is a thriller author, entrepreneur, business owner, veteran, USAFA grad, proud husband, and father. His experiences include a stint in bullet manufacturing, patenting an environmentally safe oil-changing system for cars, Air Force officer, and insurance agent. He started, built, and sold businesses. Though he enjoys drawing, painting, and the work of hands, his chosen tool is the pen.

He was born on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Growing up on a farm, he studied the teachings of nature, enjoying hunting and fishing, intermingled with hard labor. One of the last green belts on the east coast, the Eastern Shore is steeped in creative culture, with which he credits much of his inspiration.

David started writing in 2009 and intensely studies his craft. RECALL, the first novel in the RED OPS series, was launched in August, 2016 and spent two months as a top 10 Amazon bestseller in Military Thrillers. RELOAD hits shelves on August, 2017.  RECON, the third book in this exciting series, is available August, 2018.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Cover Reveal: Dead on the Bayou by June Shaw

Dog Eared Publicity Presents DEAD ON THE BAYOU by June Shaw Cover Reveal on January 20, 2017

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Title: Dead on the Bayou
Author: June Shaw
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Ecopy 

It may be easier to patch up an old home than a broken heart. But along the Louisiana bayou, where beauty and danger mingle all too seamlessly, thoughts of romance may have to simmer on the back burner . . . 

Twin sisters and fellow divorcees Sunny Taylor and Eve Vaughn have established their home repair and remodeling business with an eye toward quality and personal attention. So when they’re approached by hunky Dave Price to fix up his bayou fishing camp, they’re more than happy to take the job—especially since they both secretly think he may prove to be more than just another satisfied customer . . .

The ramshackle campsite could certainly use a woman’s touch. What it does not need is a dead body—but that’s what the trio stumble across. Clearly, the poor soul was murdered—and once the town tongue-waggers get going, Sunny, Eve, and Dave come under suspicion of the police, not to mention potential clients . . .


Now, with their futures on the line, their brewing love triangle will have to wait. Helped—and harried—by the twins’ mother and her retirement home’s cadre of amateur sleuths, the trio starts snooping on their own. But when another dead body turns up, they’ll have to get their hands dirtier than a swamp-bottom snake if they hope to clear their names . . .


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MEET THE AUTHOR


June Shaw lives along a lazy bayou in south Louisiana. She became a young widow with five children, completed a college degree, and started teaching junior high students. Then her deferred dream of becoming a writer took hold.

Between grading papers and being involved in her growing children’s activities, she sold stories and learned to write plays. She won a playwriting contest in Boston, and two of her short plays were produced Off-Off Broadway. A short screenplay she wrote aired on a channel for the arts in New Orleans.

She eventually worked on novels, became a grandmother, and then sold RELATIVE DANGER, which received excellent reviews. Deadly Ink nominated it for their new David award for Best Mystery of the Year. Harlequin reprinted it, and Books in Motion bought audio rights.

KILLER COUSINS was June’s second book in the series that features Cealie Gunther, a spunky young grandma with attitude, and her hunky sometimes-ex lover that she tries to avoid so she can rediscover herself. But he opens Cajun restaurants in all the places she travels, and she is so bad at avoiding tempting dishes and men.

DEADLY REUNION, the third book in her series, takes you aboard a cruise ship in Alaska for a class reunion you won’t want to miss!

June has represented Louisiana on the board of Mystery Writers of America's southwest chapter for many years. She has also served a number of terms as the Published Author Liason for the southern Louisiana chapter of Romance Writers of America. 

When June is not writing, she enjoys reading, swimming, fishing, dancing, traveling, meeting new people, and being with her friends and large family.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cover Reveal: Don't Call Me Sweetheart by Codi Gary

Dog Eared Publicity Presents DON'T CALL ME SWEETHEART by Codi Gary Cover Reveal on January 19, 2017

Inside the Book:



Title: Don't Call Me Sweetheart
Author: Codi Gary
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Ecopy 


Weddings are big business in picturesque Sweetheart, California, and Something Borrowed’s rent-a-bridesmaid service is thriving among the Hollywood elite. For the women who work there, a walk down the aisle is just a paycheck—until the right guy makes it priceless . . .

RULE #1: GROOMSMEN ARE STRICTLY OFF LIMITS

Marley Stevenson never imagined her stint as a rented Maid of Honor would practically become a career. Then again, nothing in her life has gone according to plan. At least the money’s good—and she needs it to pay off student loans and help out her mom. But the job has rules, which have never been an issue . . . until one encounter with a gorgeous best man—and his swoon-worthy Southern accent—sends Marley reeling.


Determined to get through the weekend with her professional reputation intact, Marley grits her teeth and sends out her best “unavailable” vibes, but Luke Jessup doesn’t give up that easy. A former Marine and a current SWAT team officer, his focus is legendary—and it’s on Marley. Jeopardizing her job is bad enough, and starting a relationship based on half-truths is worse—yet Marley is beginning to wonder if certain risks are worth taking, especially in the name of true love . . .



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MEET THE AUTHOR

Codi Gary grew up in a small town in Northern California that no one has ever heard of. In 2011, Codi and her husband uprooted their two children and moved two states over to Southern Idaho. They only had one car and during their first Idaho winter, Codi read all the books on her shelf (TWICE) and played a lot of peek-a-boo. But one day, while her children were napping and her husband was at work, she sat down at her lap top and made a list of things she wanted to accomplish before she was thirty. 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cover Reveal: Lord of the Seas by Sabrina Jarema




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Title: Lord of the Seas
Author: Sabrina Jarema
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Ecopy 


The Vikings roamed and raided the known world, always returning to their beautiful, sacred realm. Now, a young Christian woman is forced into this land—by a Viking lord with a secret he dares not reveal . . .

From Istanbul to Ireland, Rorik of Vargfjell is legendary for the battles he has fought, the wealth he has amassed, and the women he has loved. So when a Northumbrian Earl refuses to pay tribute, and even burns one of Rorik’s ships, the Viking seizes the earl’s daughter—and will hold her for ransom. Or so was his plan.

At home in Northumbria, Elfwynn had experienced agonizing losses—including the peaceful world she was born into. Now she stands face to face with a towering, chiseled Viking in his wondrous kingdom. With her gift of music, her unworldly beauty and strange courage, Elfwynn will prove to be very different than any woman Rorik has known. And for a man who lords over sea and land, what she demands will be the greatest challenge of all . . .

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MEET THE AUTHOR

I live just north of Ocala, Florida, the Horse Capitol of the World. I have a herd of fat, lazy Arabians (and the occasional Thoroughbred) on 40 beautiful acres. One of the Arabians actually works for a living— Ivory Shaddara ++++//, AKA “Dumpling”. We show at Arabian shows all over the eastern US at the Regional and National level. I also have a bunch of spoiled German Shepherds which I enjoy showing.  We’re joined by a variety of turtles, tortoises and some very obnoxious cockatiels.

To avoid farm work as much as possible, I keep busy with other interests: writing Romance novels, illustrating, playing the harp, keyboard and guitar, creating jewelry, and building Victorian dollhouses. I studied Iaido, the art of Japanese swordsmanship, for many years and  I also love beadwork, needlework, photography, cake decorating and amateur astronomy. There are too many possibilities in this world to do only one or two things in life.

I have been a professional fantasy illustrator and have won many awards for my work. I am the Secretary of the Ocala Arabian Horse Association, and am on the Board of Directors of the White German Shepherd Dog Club of America. I am a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Tampa Area Romance Authors.

But even with all this, at the end of the day I still find the time to just sit on my Victorian porch, surrounded by my dogs, watching the horses graze under the moss-covered oaks. And as I greet my beloved stars, I dream of the songs, stories and visions the coming night will bring…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Cover Reveal: Fit For You by Cynthia Tennent


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Title: Fit For You 
Author: Cynthia Tennent
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ecopy 


Small towns have the biggest hearts.

In the split-second it takes to injure her knee, Lily Shue’s life goes from rising star to small town reject. Forced to give up her role as a trainer on a hit reality fitness show, she takes a job in tiny Truhart, Michigan. By the time Lily arrives in the one horse town—on her crutches—she is well and truly fed up. And then a maniac nearly hits her with his garbage truck . . .

Edgar “Egde” Callaghan knows a little bit about broken bones—and broken dreams. A former skier and Olympic hopeful, Edge’s athletic career ended in injury, and took his love life with it, leaving him to bum around Truhart doing the occasional odd job, including driving his uncle’s teddy bear covered garbage truck. But something about the feisty new brunette in town tempts him to lace up his sneakers again. Even if it’s just to prove her wrong about him. And maybe to prove something to himself.


Lily and Edge may have started off on the wrong foot, but before long they realize they’re both moving in the same direction . . . toward each other.


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MEET THE AUTHOR

Cynthia Tennent was the original book thief, stealing romance novels from underneath her mother’s bed when she was just 12. As an adult, she grew serious and studied international relations, education and other weighty matters while living all over the world. In search of happy endings, she rediscovered love stories and wrote her own when her daughters were napping. She lives in Michigan with her husband, three daughters and her collie dog, Jack. 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: A Desolate Hour by Mae Clair



Dog Eared Publicity Presents A DESOLATE HOUR by Mae Clair Cover Reveal on January 16, 2017

Inside the Book:



Title: A Desolate Hour
Author: Mae Clair
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Ecopy 


Sins of the past could destroy all of their futures . . .

For generations, Quentin Marsh’s family has seen its share of tragedy, though he remains skeptical that their misfortunes are tied to a centuries-old curse. But to placate his pregnant sister, Quentin makes the pilgrimage to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, hoping to learn more about the brutal murder of a Shawnee chief in the 1700s. Did one of the Marsh ancestors have a hand in killing the chief —the man who cursed the town with his dying breath?

While historian Sarah Sherman doesn’t believe in curses either, she’s compelled to use her knowledge of Point Pleasant to uncover the long-buried truth. The river town has had its own share of catastrophes, many tied to the legendary Mothman, the winged creature said to haunt the woods. But Quentin’s arrival soon reveals that she may have more of a stake than she realized. It seems that she and Quentin possess eerily similar family heirlooms. And the deeper the two of them dig into the past, the more their search enrages the ancient mystical forces surrounding Point Pleasant. As chaos and destruction start to befall residents, can they beat the clock to break the curse before the Mothman takes his ultimate revenge? . . .



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MEET THE AUTHOR

Mae Clair opened a Pandora’s Box of characters when she was a child and never looked back.  A member of Thriller Writer’s International, she loves creating character-driven fiction in settings that vary from contemporary to mythical.

Wherever her pen takes her, she flavors her stories with mystery, suspense, and a hint of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about cryptozoology, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail, and cats.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Cover Reveal: His Leading Lady by Maggie Dallen



Dog Eared Publicity Presents HIS LEADING LADY by Maggie Dallen Cover Reveal on January 13, 2017

Inside the Book:




Title: His Leading Lady
Author: Maggie Dallen
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ecopy 


Nothing less than a Hollywood romance would do . . .

Alice is calm, cool, and aloof—except for the night she meets her new neighbor Dr. Nicholas Bale—aka Hot Doc. The chemistry between them might be through the roof but that doesn’t mean she’s going to let him into her life. Having been seen at her most vulnerable, she vows to have nothing to do with the sexy doctor. After all, Alice learned long ago that love only leads to hurt.

Nicholas is smitten at first sight with the gorgeous, mysterious redhead upstairs. But between her attempts to push him away and the even bigger wall around her heart, the dashing doctor is having a hard time getting close to the sensitive beauty. Then he glimpses the emotion in her eyes as she watches Fred and Ginger whirl across the screen and he’s determined to uncover just what it will take to dance his way in to her heart . . .


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MEET THE AUTHOR


MAGGIE DALLEN IS a big city girl living in Montana. She writes romantic comedies in a range of genres including contemporary, new adult, young adult, historical, and fantasy. An unapologetic addict of all things romance, she loves to connect with fellow avid readers. Subscribe to her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bFEVsL


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Bad Luck Bride by Jane Goodger




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Title: The Bad Luck Bride
Author: Jane Goodger
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Ecopy 

Welcome to St. Ives, the charming seaside town where even a down-on-her luck bride might find her way back to love . . .

 As if being left at the alter for the third time isn’t bad enough, Lady Alice Hubbard has now been dubbed “The Bad Luck Bride” by the London newspapers. Defeated, she returns to her family’s estate in St. Ives, resolved to a future as a doting spinster. After all, a lady with her record of marital mishaps knows better than to dream of happily-ever-after. But then Alice never expects to see Henderson Southwell again. Her beloved brother’s best friend disappeared from her life soon after her brother’s death. Until now…

Alice is just as achingly beautiful as Henderson remembers. And just as forbidden. For the notorious ladies’ man made one last promise to Alice’s brother before he died—and that was never to pursue her. But one glimpse of Alice’s sorrow and Henderson feels a powerful urge to put the light back in her lovely eyes, one lingering kiss at a time. Even if it means falling in love with the one woman he can never call his bride . . .


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MEET THE AUTHOR



Jane Goodger lives in Rhode Island with her husband and three children. Jane, a former journalist, has written seven historical romances. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, walking, playing with her kids, or anything else completely unrelated to cleaning a house.


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