Monday, December 28, 2015

A Raven's Touch by Linda Bloodworth

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Today I am happy to be helping Author Linda Bloodworth spread the word about her new YA Paranormal book release, A Raven's Touch. So, without further ado, read on below for more info on the book, and don't forget to stop by the release party for a chance to win a lot of cool prizes!  



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Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about Justice's real identity.
To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.





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About the Author:

Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi-colon; Linda enjoys camping and getting away from the city on day trips.

Want to stay in touch? Visit Linda on her website here, or Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!



Friday, December 11, 2015

Linda Bloodworth Cover Reveal!



Today we get to see the cover of A Raven's Touch, by Linda Bloodworth.

Who is Linda Bloodworth?
Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping and getting away from the city on day trips.

Synopsis:
Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about who Justice's real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay the demon before all Hell breaks loose.

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A Raven's Touch by Linda Bloodworth


What can you expect in A Raven's Touch?
Adventure, friendship, and bit of romance mixed into a very different kind of paranormal story. It's not the formulaic story where there's one type of paranormal hero. Be prepared for Half Angels, Witches, Elves, demons, and a dragon for good measure.

Sample:
       Moira squeezes my arm. 
“We need to get up. Come on. We aren’t going to be sitting ducks. He looks like he wants to start trouble.”  
My heart starts beating faster and I stand up. Moira has already packed her bag, and she pushes mine into my hands. With her hand on the small of my back, she urges me along.  
“It’s a public place, Moira, he won’t hurt us here. He’s all talk, right?”
She looks me in the eyes. 
 
“Don’t underestimate crazy.”  
We hear a low wolf howl that causes a ripple of fear to flow through me. I stop momentarily. No way is that for us, surely not.
***

Add A Raven's Touch to your TBR pile. Get your Pre-Order on Amazon! 

If you miss the pre-order, don't worry, the official release day is December 28, 2015. 

What did you think of A Raven's Touch?

Connect with Linda: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Blog | Email Linda

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cover Reveal Countdown Day 1: A Raven's Touch



Today we're counting down to the cover reveal of A Raven's Touch, by Linda Bloodworth. Check out the final sample from the story below.


Who is Linda Bloodworth?

Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping, and getting away from the city on day trips.

Synopsis:

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about who Justice's real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay the demon before all Hell breaks loose.

Sample:

 “You’re mind blowing." he  whispers.
                                        “Not really. I just have a temper.” 
                             I laugh.
         He leans closer until our faces are mere inches apart. My breathing becomes labored as his proximity is too must to bear. I close my eyes and find his lips pressing against mine. With gentle pressure, I meet his lips, reveling in the sweet delight that his touch incites. Sparks fly down my back, and back up to where our mouths meet.


         I feel so hot I want to ignite into a flame. He holds me tight cooling me down with his natural chill. Where flame meets ice, there’s steam, and I can barely restrain myself from wanting to go further. My hands grabs at him as my mouth searches for more. Ever so kindly, he holds my hands down and pulls away.
***


What can you expect in A Raven's Touch?

Adventure, friendship, and bit of romance mixed into a very different kind of paranormal story. It's not the formulaic story where there's one type of paranormal hero. Be prepared for Half Angels, Witches, Elves, demons, and a dragon for good measure.

Add A Raven's Touch to your TBR pile. Get your Pre-Order on Amazon! 


If you miss the pre-order, don't worry, the official release day is December 28, 2015. 


What did you think of A Raven's Touch?


Connect with Linda: 

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Blog | Email Linda

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Raven’s Touch Cover Reveal: Day 2: A Raven's Touch

Today we're counting down to the cover reveal of A Raven's Touch, by Linda Bloodworth. For the next few days, get closer to the cover and read a different sample each day.

Who is Linda Bloodworth?

Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping, and getting away from the city on day trips.

Synopsis:

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about who Justice's real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay the demon before all Hell breaks loose.

Sample:
My nerves start taking hold, and I tremble slightly.
         “I will protect you with all that I am. No harm will come to you,” Darien says.

         I look Darien's way, and he risks a quick glance from the road. For that brief moment, our eyes connect, and I see him—really see him—and he's scared. No way I’m going to let anyone else I care about get hurt.  

         “Seliki is the one who should be worried,” I crack my knuckles. A flash of heat runs wickedly through my body. The entire car heats up, and Darien lifts his arm to shield himself.

         “Save your heat for Seliki. Kindly try not to cook my car seats, thank you,” he says, teasing me.
***


What can you expect in A Raven's Touch?

Adventure, friendship, and bit of romance mixed into a very different kind of paranormal story. It's not the formulaic story where there's one type of paranormal hero. Be prepared for Half Angels, Witches, Elves, demons, and a dragon for good measure.

Add A Raven's Touch to your TBR pile. Get your Pre-Order on Amazon! 

If you miss the pre-order, don't worry, the official release day is December 28, 2015. 

What did you think of A Raven's Touch?

Connect with Linda: 

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Blog Email Linda 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Linda Bloodworth Cover Reveal A Raven's Touch Day 3


Today we're counting down to the cover reveal of A Raven's Touch, by Linda Bloodworth. For the next few days, get closer to the cover and read a different sample each day.

Who is Linda Bloodworth?

Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping, and getting away from the city on day trips.

Synopsis:

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about who Justice's real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay the demon before all Hell breaks loose.

Sample:
The officer nods and scribbles in his note pad. 
“You’re going to have to come with me.”
“What?” I ask.
“Let’s go,” the officer says, guiding me by my elbow back down the hall. 
“Hey! You can’t do that!” Moira shouts. 
Immediately, two officers block her view from me and hold Moira back. 
“Justice! You don’t have to talk to them! You have rights!” 
Moira belts out as I’m being led away. I look back to see her coils of red hair bouncing as her eyes peek over the policemen in time to give me one last look of concern.
***


What can you expect in A Raven's Touch?

Adventure, friendship, and bit of romance mixed into a very different kind of paranormal story. It's not the formulaic story where there's one type of paranormal hero. Be prepared for Half Angels, Witches, Elves, demons, and a dragon for good measure.

Add A Raven's Touch to your TBR pile. Get your Pre-Order on Amazon! 

If you miss the pre-order, don't worry, the official release day is December 28, 2015. 

What did you think of A Raven's Touch?

Connect with Linda: 

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Blog | Email Linda

Monday, December 7, 2015

Linda Bloodworth Cover Reveal: A Raven's Touch Day 4


Today we're counting down to the cover reveal of A Raven's Touch, by Linda Bloodworth. For the next few days, get closer to the cover and read a different sample each day.

Who is Linda Bloodworth?

Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping, and getting away from the city on day trips.

Synopsis:

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about who Justice's real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay the demon before all Hell breaks loose.

Sample:
The officer nods and scribbles in his note pad. 
“You’re going to have to come with me.”
“What?” I ask.
“Let’s go,” the officer says, guiding me by my elbow back down the hall. 
“Hey! You can’t do that!” Moira shouts. 
Immediately, two officers block her view from me and hold Moira back. 
“Justice! You don’t have to talk to them! You have rights!” 
Moira belts out as I’m being led away. I look back to see her coils of red hair bouncing as her eyes peek over the policemen in time to give me one last look of concern.
***
A Raven's Touch Day 4 Cover Reveal

What can you expect in A Raven's Touch?

Adventure, friendship, and bit of romance mixed into a very different kind of paranormal story. It's not the formulaic story where there's one type of paranormal hero. Be prepared for Half Angels, Witches, Elves, demons, and a dragon for good measure.

Add A Raven's Touch to your TBR pile. Get your Pre-Order on Amazon!



If you miss the pre-order, don't worry, the official release day is December 28, 2015. 

What did you think of A Raven's Touch?

Connect with Linda: 

Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Blog | Email Linda

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Linda Bloodworth Cover Reveal: A Raven's Touch Day 5



Today we're counting down to the cover reveal of A Raven's Touch, by Linda Bloodworth. For the next 5 days, get closer to the cover and read a different sample each day.


Who is Linda Bloodworth?
Linda Bloodworth loves chips, like really, ketchup to be exact. Ketchup chips are only found in Canada. Lucky for Linda she lives in Toronto with her husband and three fur babies. In between writing, debating for hours about the Oxford comma, and the misunderstood semi colon; Linda enjoys camping, and getting away from the city on day trips.

Synopsis:
Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between growths on her back and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about who Justice's real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay the demon before all Hell breaks loose.

Sample:

Moira squeezes my arm.

“We need to get up. Come on. We aren’t going to be sitting ducks. He looks like he wants to start trouble.”

My heart starts beating faster and I stand up. Moira has already packed her bag, and she pushes mine into my hands. With her hand on the small of my back, she urges me along.

“It’s a public place, Moira, he won’t hurt us here. He’s all talk, right?” She looks me in the eyes.

“Don’t underestimate crazy.”

We hear a low wolf howl that causes a ripple of fear to flow through me. I stop momentarily. No way is that for us, surely not.
***


What can you expect in A Raven's Touch?
Adventure, friendship, and bit of romance mixed into a very different kind of paranormal story. It's not the formulaic story where there's one type of paranormal hero. Be prepared for Half Angels, Witches, Elves, demons, and a dragon for good measure.

Add A Raven's Touch to your TBR pile. Get your Pre-Order on Amazon! 

If you miss the pre-order, don't worry, the official release day is December 28, 2015. 

What did you think of A Raven's Touch?

Connect with Linda: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Blog | Email Linda

Monday, November 30, 2015

Stone Guardians: Obsidian Book One by Ellie Potts Cover Reveal!


Title: Stone Guardians: Obsidian Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2015

Long before man there were Stone Guardians, a race of immortal warriors who sat beside Goddess. Isobel is different, she is an illegal bound servant. Not human or Guardian, she is vampire. Last of her kind, kept hidden by her Guardian master Vilem of the Obsidian Clan. Youngest son to Ivy who is responsible for the uprising that tore the Stone Guardians into two factions. One who still worship the Goddess, and the other who defies her.

Isobel has seen a lot throughout her many years with Vilem. She has learned with great minds, taught by teachers who live in history books. But she is truly happy when she sings. Now she is the head singer of the local rock band À La Mode. Her band consist of her closest friends, who are fourth generation Guardians. As uninvited visitors show up and threaten Isobel’s life. She has to play the good little Guardian while her world unwinds.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Release Day for From Russia With Fangs by Jacey Conrad and Gia Corona!

 New Release from Molly Harper, writing as Jacey Conrad, and Gia Corona: From Russia With Fangs! The companion novel to the best selling From Russia with Claws, this time we hear sister Irina’s story.



Synopsis:
 Between her family’s drunken antics and vicious verbal attacks from her so called friends, Irina Sudenko Volkov is having the worst night ever. And that’s before she’s widowed. Volatile, cheating, no good Sergei’s death by assassin unleashes chaos in the werewolf criminal underground. Irina's panicked Papa assigns Beta wolf Viktor Zhukovsky to Irina’s security detail until her husband’s killer is found. As Irina's world crumbles around her, the perfect princess mask falls away and Viktor meets the sharp, passionate woman underneath. Their initial chemistry gives way to a deeper attraction when Irina begins to see the decency underneath Viktor’s gruff, tattooed exterior, despite his insistence that it doesn't exist.
Their tendency to find themselves semi-nude and in enclosed spaces is a source of amusement to her sister, Galina, but each of them knows of the deadly consequences if their relationship is brought to light. Things get even more complicated when Papa Sudenko begins to match make Irina and Andrey Lupesco, who also happens to be in a secret relationship with Galina. Family dinners are awkward. With danger closing in on all sides, Irina has to find her claws and learn to howl.

In the much anticipated sequel to From Russia with Claws, readers get a new perspective of the lusty exploits of the untameable Sudenko family. Gia Corona and Jacey Conrad craft a delightful tale of the anything but average human Irina and the libidinous lycanthropes in her life.
Buy it on Amazon! http://amzn.to/216ghmu
 


 



 And here’s Book One: http://amzn.to/1PQ5Hea




About The Authors:
 Jacey Conrad is a sushi loving, pop culture nerd living in the South with her high school
sweetheart. She delights in horribly made mutant shark movies and watching Sean Bean die in his various cinematic incarnations. 
To keep up with Jacey on twitter, go to https://twitter.com/JaceyConrad
 
Gia Corona loves boots, boys, and bourbon, not necessarily in that order. When she’s not actively stalking Michael Fassbender and his abdominals, she’s watching questionable television or reading comics. 
You can find her at twitter.com/Gia_writes


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Authors Jacey Conrad and Gia Corona's Top Romantic Movies





Gia and Jacey have very different ideas of what constitutes a good romantic movie, mostly because of Jacey’s tendency to see romance where there is none and ship ALL OF THE THINGS. So they sat down to list their top nine “watch when you’re feeling sappy and need romance in your life” movies.




Sliding Doors—I’m assuming this is a romance, there’s a romance in it anyway. I adore this movie because of the one liners and because John Hannah is utterly, ridiculously cute in it. Also because of the line, “I’m a woman! We don’t tell you what we want! But we reserve the right to get pissed off if we don’t get it. It’s what makes us so fascinating. And not a little bit scary.” Truer words have never been spoken.




Beauty and the Beast (Disney)—Seriously, you have to ask? He gives her a LIBRARY. Every book nerd girl had their ovaries explode when the Beast did that. Don’t lie, you know it’s true.




The Quiet Man—Oh Maureen O’Hara. The vibe of this movie is just so perfect. It’s Ireland (which has a special place in my heart because I went there on my honeymoon) and the townspeople are terrifically zany. And the romance between O’Hara and John Wayne is lovely. Also that brawl at the end is epic.




Sense and Sensibility—Alan. Rickman. As Colonel Brandon. Dear God, that man. When he’s staggering across the hills with Kate Winslet in his arms and his absolutely wrecked reading of “Give me an occupation, Miss Dashwood, or I shall run mad”—SWOON! It just cemented my love of Alan Rickman that not even Love Actually could turn aside.




Pride and Prejudice (2005) – I will always love the Gold Standard Colin Firth version, but if you don’t have eight hours to devote to watching a move, this is an excellent second choice. The music is absolutely gorgeous. I like the “earthier” interpretation that actually allows for the fact that people were living without running water or paved roads, so occasionally got dirt on their cheeks and clothes. Matthew MacFayden is not as polished as Firth as Mr. Darcy, but he has an aggressive, grumbly charm that I find very approachable and sexy. And he and Keira Knightley have chemistry to spare. I love that you get a little glimpse into their post-married life and the movie ends on a very sweet note. (PS, I’m actually shocked as hell that we both had a Jane Austen movie on our lists.)




Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Maybe not the most TRADITIONAL choice in romance movies, but SO real in its depiction of a break-up and what happens when a relationship runs out of steam. To the point where it’s kind of uncomfortable. It was really refreshing to see a director/actor let a character be almost unlikeable in his wallowing and attempts to move on with his life (or not.) And when Peter (Jason Siegel) risks getting the crap beat out of him to take down the topless photo, without expecting any sort of “my hero” reward, you know that he’s grown as a person and a potential partner.




The Princess Bride – No list would be complete without it. It is an action movie. It’s an adventure. It’s a magical story. But all of those elements are rooted in the belief that true love is worth fighting for, no matter what form it takes. And reading Cary Elwes’ memoir about making the film, AS YOU WISH, makes me want to watch it over and over to see the things that I missed.



Moonstruck – “SNAP OUT OF IT!” Being married to someone whose personality is very different from my own, I always love seeing how Loretta’s pragmatic, sensible soul clashes but ultimately melds and merges with Ronnie’s intense but misguided passion. He helps shake off her grumpy old widow persona and her enjoy life’s pleasures. She helps him become less of a drama queen and connect with real life. They change each other for the better and the people around them are better for it.



Ever After – It’s nice to see a fairy tale rooted in the tiniest bit of plausible reality. Danielle is spunky and smart, making the best of the hand she’s given. Henry is a prince not-yet-charming, but he’s willing to learn with guidance from the people around him. Yes, magical mice and glass shoes are wonderful, but seeing Leonardo DaVinci stepping in as fairy godmother was a unique take I really enjoyed, plus the
costumes are gorgeous. Angela Huston is delicious as the evil Baroness. And the happily ever after features a self-rescuing princess, which is something I love sharing with my daughter.


About The Authors:
 Jacey Conrad is a sushi loving, pop culture nerd living in the South with her high school
sweetheart. She delights in horribly made mutant shark movies and watching Sean Bean die in his various cinematic incarnations. 
To keep up with Jacey on twitter, go to https://twitter.com/JaceyConrad
 
Gia Corona loves boots, boys, and bourbon, not necessarily in that order. When she’s not actively stalking Michael Fassbender and his abdominals, she’s watching questionable television or reading comics. 
You can find her at twitter.com/Gia_writes

Check out the New Release from Molly Harper, writing as Jacey Conrad, and Gia Corona: From Russia With Fangs! The companion novel to the best selling From Russia with Claws, this time we hear sister Irina’s story.




Buy it on Amazon! http://amzn.to/216ghmu

And here’s Book One: http://amzn.to/1PQ5Hea











Buy it on Barnes and Noble! http://bit.ly/1NFMIhH
Add it to your TBR: http://bit.ly/GRFANGS