Friday, 29 January 2016

Helpless tour by AJ Adams

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Helpless by AJ Adams
Price $3.99
128,000 words
A self-standing complete novel
First in the Belial Disciples MC series
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Fracas Macintyre has been in and out of trouble all her life but this time it’s worse than ever. In debt to a loan shark, she’s caught up in a war between the Alistairs, nicknamed The Irish Mob, and Belial’s Disciples, England’s nastiest MC. Kidnapped and at the mercy of Caden Winslow, Fracas is convinced that life is going to get very nasty indeed.
Caden Winslow is an ex soldier used to taking care of business. When an Alistair henchman steals his beloved Busa, he simply takes one of theirs hostage and expects a simple trade will solve the problem. However, Caden is about to be pulled into a war.
Note: Helpless is a dark romance and there’s lots of violence, but it’s also a love story. It’s not a “lock her up and rape her till she loves him” plot so if you’re not sure, give it a go.
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I opened the boot, and at the sight of the girl, Crush began grinning. “Hey, is that for me, too?”
“You can go fuck yourself!” The little tart blew up instantly. “You evil bastard, let me go!”
“Whoo! I like her!”
Crush is a man who enjoys performing to the stereotypical outlaw biker image. This time I could see he meant it, and so did the girl. She opened her mouth, spotted Crush’s cut and went very quiet.
“You can’t have her. She’s my collateral.” I pulled her towards me, snapped through her ankle ties with the box cutter and threw her over my shoulder. She muttered furiously, but she’d stopped fighting. I could feel her raise her head and look over the crowd of gathering Disciples. She shivered and went limp. I guess she didn’t like the look of the party.
Crush was still curious. “Collateral for what?”
“Alistair’s man took my Busa.”
“You’re shitting me!”

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AJ Adams is a Scottish-Dutch author currently living in Malaysia. In her regular life she is a columnist and feature writer. She works from home, where she is closely snoopervised by cats, Target and Guido.
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Monday, 25 January 2016

Derailed by Renee Lee Fisher

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DERAILED 
BY:  Renee Lee Fisher
Suspense Romance
Published August – 2015


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When you get hit by it, you will know. Aubrey Tanner is married to her work. With her recent separation from long-time boyfriend and the town’s most eligible bachelor, she definitely isn’t looking for love. Working in her bakery keeps her busy, feeds her the town gossip, and pays the bills, all that she needs… At least until she finds herself under attack with no way to save herself.
You can’t see it, but it takes your breath away. Tate Manning travels where the leads take him, like a tourist town with a bakery full of sugary concoctions, the sweetest of which is the owner. In the right place, he pulls her out of harm’s way, allowing him to see through the town’s sleepy veneer to the crime running beneath the surface. Worse, Aubrey is unknowingly in the center of it all, and he can’t bear another innocent to be lost on his watch.
In that moment, love changes everything. Neither Aubrey nor Tate expects the temptation the other brings nor the complications. Aubrey must choose between the man that held her heart for years or the stranger who saves her from a bad situation. Unfortunately, Tate brings with him secrets and an agenda.
How will he choose between his mission of revenge and the woman who chases away the darkness?
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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Author Thoughts: About Those Less Than Stellar Reviews

A couple of weeks ago, a fellow author called in a panic because of a bad review. This was my opinion.

Generally speaking, the first reviews you have will be from friends. They'll be kind and say lovely things. If you're unlucky, you're left with just glowing reviews.

If you're lucky, strangers will then read your work. Some will love it and some won't. They will also each have their own guidelines of what exactly a rating means so this is where you get a panoply of them.

Some people will hate your work. That's okay. You can't appeal to everyone. Just remember: McDonalds gets awful ratings sometimes but they're also extremely successful.

Now as for what really bad reviews are worth, that depends on where the reviewer is coming from. 


  • If there's genuinely a problem with your book, like lousy formatting, go fix it. 
  • If they didn't like it but it's just a matter of taste, they may still recommend it to someone else. Me, I rarely one star, but I'm always saying, "XYZ wasn't to my taste, but I think you'll love it." 
  • If they're in a bad mood about something else, you may get the brunt of it. You can take it because there will be others who were super happy when they came across your read which boosted their 'okay' rating into 'awesome'. 
  • But do be aware that some people just love to give bad ratings; it's how they get their kicks. Some will pretend your work is badly formatted when it isn't or make up some other lie. There are also people who are jealous, so they slate you as a form of revenge without even reading your book. Often these will be people you know but who hide behind false names.
There are lots of posts discussing what should or shouldn't be done about the last kind. Me, I don't mind. I just focus on sales and keeping my regular readers happy. Also, I think readers are bright and they won't be put off by such tricks. 

The bottom line is this: if you write, you ask the public to discuss your work, and that involves all kinds of scrutiny. Some of it is sweet, some bitter and some plain bonkers but most of the time people won't say a word. They just buy your work if they like it, and you'll never know who they are. 

So enjoy the experience and don't worry too much. 

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Progress by Amalie Silver

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Jesse I admit, I didn’t think much of Charlie at first. She was rounder than the girls who usually caught my eye. Not my type. But when I saw her sitting in that booth alone, for the first time something in my mind or my instincts or my heart told me to join her. She defied me. She challenged me. She gave me hope. Before I knew it, moving forward was my only option. Charlie I couldn’t tell you when it happened, but it had to have been a gradual change; I never moved too quickly. If someone would have told me earlier that year what I was going to go through, I wouldn't have believed them. Jesse was so different from anyone I’d met before. And everyone I’ve met since. He sucked all the life out of me, in the best—and worst—ways. We don’t get strong overnight. For most of us it takes time. Strength isn’t measured by how high and fast our walls go up, but how easily we can watch them fall.
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Amalie Silver resides in Minnesota with her husband, two toddlers, and German Short-haired Pointer, Saba. She consumes approximately three pots of coffee a day, and credits this for her survival over the past decade. When not completely consumed in her writing, she can be found taking road trips to northern Minnesota, engaging in fierce Scrabble games, or reading a good book. She’s a sucker for all romance genres, literary fiction, and psychological fiction.
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Our Man Friday

Storm Chase sweet erotica for couples, free on Kindle Unlimited!

When Master Byron makes a pass at Charlotte the housemaid, and some unexpected visitors turn up, the cupboard beckons. A sweet erotica romance short story.


Lady Charlotte, the only daughter of Henry de Maine, Count of Summerville, is a law onto herself.Unlike the other gently bred maidens of Plantagenet England, Lady Charlotte does exactly what she wants, when she wants. She also has a reputation for rejecting suitors. However, when Lady Charlotte meets Sir Byron, the gallant knight just returned from the Crusades, she may have met her match…

Charlotte loves her part time job as stringer but yearns to be a full time journalist. When her boss tells her the promotion hangs on interviewing the famous musher Byron Keenainak, Charlotte is determined to deliver the story. There’s only one problem: Byron is a notorious recluse. Undaunted, Charlotte resorts to every trick in the book to trap and interview her handsome quarry. 


Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Billionaire's Secret Kink, Book 1 by Lisa Ladew

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Knox Rosesson is a 28 year-old self-made man, driven by the secrets and lies of his father. He's driven to find the lost half-siblings he knows must exist, to discover the truth about what drove his mother insane, and most of all, to never, ever become like his parents. But so far, that road has lead to personal entanglements he's afraid he'll never escape. These problems persist until he is tasked with guarding the one woman in the world who might be able to fix him, to sear his soul of its troubles and make him whole again. Mica Nichols has been running her entire life. All her money and success has never brought her the safety she yearns for with all her heart. But one man made her feel safe on a very special night so many years ago, and when she sees him again, she hires him on the spot, while hiding her true identity from everyone, even him. She has followed his mysterious persona for the last decade, unable to reconcile the man she knew with the rumors she has heard. They will have one last chance to make it right, before Mica's past catches up with her.
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Lisa Ladew lives in the frozen northwest, a mother and a wife first, and an author second. She says she's not cool or quirky or eccentric, and really has nothing to put on a bio. But she loves a good story and does her best to create enjoyable stories for her readers.
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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Boys of Syracuse, Kansas by Kristi Cramer - with author interview


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Kristi Cramer Tour Banner Welcome to my stop on the Boys of Syracuse, Kansas by Kristi Cramer Blog Tour! This tour features both books in the series(so far), Last Shot at Justice and Last Second Chance. The Boys of Syracuse, Kansas is a standalone series of clean romance novels featuring characters in the small town of Syracuse, Kansas.




Denver Detective Mitzi Reardon doesn’t know what she did to anger her boss, but he is gunning for her. Literally. Now a prostitute is dead, and she is the prime suspect with the law hot on her heels. With nowhere to run and no one to trust, Mitzi’s only hope lies in the hands of a sexy stranger.

Blue Thomas is new in town. Denver’s bright lights and big city bustle are 250 miles and a world away from his family’s cattle ranch in Kansas, and he is out of his element. He came to find work and save the ranch from foreclosure, but on a rainy night a desperate woman finds him. Back home, he would never let anyone—especially a woman—face danger alone. Without fully understanding what he is in for, Blue pledges his help, whether she wants it or not. As a trap closes around them, Mitzi must abandon her usual strategy of careful planning and situation management, instead relying on quick thinking and a bold, head-on approach that may just get her—and Blue—killed. Before the last bullet flies, Blue will find out just how far he is willing to go to live up to his old-school ideals of gallant chivalry.
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Author Interview 
Tell us a bit about yourself.

I never feel like reality is sufficient to answer this question. “I’ve been a writer all my life, wrote

my first novel in the 6th grade...” blah blah. I mean, it’s true, but I suspect many writers have a

similar story. So here are some things I suspect most writers can’t claim: I know how to drive a

semi and have been to every state in the “Lower 48” (I wrote a blog post with memories from

each state); I have touched objects that are now in space (made delivery of rocket parts to the

launch site on Cape Canaveral); I flew a Cessna when I was 15 (was going to be a pilot but

couldn’t scratch up the cash for school); I desperately wanted to fly when I was a kid, and once

made myself cardboard wings, with magic marker feathers and everything, and jumped off our

2nd story deck – well, halfway up the steps thanks to Mom’s intervention; and I went on a 3 week

holiday in Scotland, N. Ireland, Ireland, Wales and England – by myself, mostly by the seat of my

pants. (I only had two reservations and a basic itinerary and idea of where I wanted to be and

when. It was AWESOME!)

What does writing mean to you?

Writing began for me as an escape from the tedium of reality. School was easy enough that I

wasn’t challenged, and my home life was not exciting, especially compared to the workings of

my imagination. So I wrote about shapeshifters and magic and epic journeys to save to world –

ala The Lord of the Rings. As I got older and fell prey to teen angst, writing became my voice for

things I had no confidence to say. I could write about characters who were everything I wanted

to be, overcoming challenges and finding love. Now that I am grown and have found my voice in

life, writing remains as a necessity. I write because I must, not because I want fame and fortune

– although a little fortune might be nice. I have characters in my mind who have stories to tell,

and they demand to be heard. In a way, writing has come full circle. It is back to being an

escape—but more like an escape into the rich imaginings I’ve learned to cultivate, rather than

running away from my life.

Which of your heroes is your favourite and why?

Of my published books, I would have to say Blue Thomas is my favorite. He’s mellow, strong,

and humble. He has a good heart. I wrote him as a combination of my husband, my father, and

Constable Benton Frazier, from the TV show Due South. But I think I fall in love with each hero

as I write his story. I very much look forward to learning more about Colton Thomas III (Trip) in

Book 4, and I’m even more excited to get deeper into Colton Thomas Jr in Book 5. They’re old

school cowboys who are just trying to make their simple way in the world, and protecting their

family. That deep sense of being rooted in who they are is really attractive to me.

Which of your heroines is your favourite and why?

I’m really looking forward to writing Savannah Dawn – she’s in Book 4, which I hope to start

soon. She is going to be different from anyone I’ve written so far. She’s a Creole from New

Orleans, and that is just about as far south away from ranching as you can get. The most

interesting thing about her is that she’s a liar. Not compulsive, but by necessity. So when I’m in

her POV, I get to be the unreliable narrator, and readers won’t know for sure if what she’s

thinking and saying is the truth. In general, my characters are very honest, so Savannah will be a

departure from my norm for sure.

What can we look forward to in 2016?

Well, I’m definitely going to release Book 3 of the Boys of Syracuse, Kansas series – hopefully in

Early February. It’s called One Last Song, and features Kylie and Jax getting kidnapped. (No

spoilers!) My goal is to get Book 4 out in 2016, too—working title is Last Refuge. Plus I want to

release a YA Historical Fiction series – the first one in time for Summer Break – and hopefully a

suspenseful mystery with truck driving amateur sleuths, too. It should be a busy year, as my first

writing full time.

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An ex-con's search for a new start leads to a chance at a life and a love he never expected. But the life he left behind won't stay quietly in his past.
Reach for a Better Future Tim Reardon made a real mess of his life, and spent the last five years paying for it in a federal penitentiary. Thanks to his sister, he has a chance to work on a ranch in a small town where no one knows his history and he can start over. Even his heart likes his prospects in Syracuse, Kansas. Release the Past All Janie Thomas ever wanted was to live a simple life as a veterinarian, taking care of her daughter and the pets and livestock in Syracuse. She had enough drama after giving birth at seventeen. Kylie's father, Cody Buford, couldn't be bothered with a kid and ran off to the big city, leaving her to raise their child alone. Janie hasn't risked her heart since. Brace for a Reckoning Now Cody is back, asking for Janie's forgiveness, but is she ready to give it? On top of that, the brooding, sexy new ranch hand out at the Lazy J is bringing up emotions she thought she had put to rest long ago. Tim thinks he might just be able to leave his past behind him and put his life together. There's just one problem. His past is hell-bent on finding him.


About Kristi:

Kristi writes about hard-working people living realistic lives. Her heroes are cowboys and bush pilots, her heroines are tough cops and office workers and veterinarians. She puts ordinary people into extraordinary situations, and lets them discover true character in the face of danger. It might be somewhat out of style these days, but Kristi's heroes and heroines have lines that they don't cross, things that they won't do to save the day. They will find a way to achieve their goals that may take longer and be riskier, rather than cross those lines into doing "whatever it takes" and landing in the murk of questionable morality. They are human, and they do make mistakes. They are practical people and if their loved one is in imminent danger and the only way to save them is to shoot to kill, then somebody is going to die. But death and mayhem are never the first choice for Kristi's heroes. Her villains, however, are under no such restraints. With each novel, Kristi goes deeper to create characters who have real motives, goals, and backgrounds that give the reader a glimpse into the heart of darkness. Villains who hold life cheap, and leave chaos in their wake. But villains aren't always so clear cut. What about when conflict comes from within families? What happens when loved ones believe something so opposite they refuses to see common ground? Or when a community rises up to support the devil in the disguise of prosperity? What if everything you hold dear is threatened by modern progress? The end result is nail biting, edge of your seat suspense that will keep you turning pages, rooting for the good guys and that happy ever after ending. In addition to writing, Kristi drives truck with her husband over the road, which gives her inspiration for her writing:
  • Witnessing people in all walks of life, and how they react to the situations they find themselves in.
  • Covering thousands of miles across the United States to see many cities and countrysides.

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Sneak Peek: His Laughing Girl - a BBW-Billionaire romance by Ellen Whyte

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