Friday, May 31, 2013

That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine is gearing up to go on a one day release blitz on June 18th

There are still a few slots left, so if there are any terrific bloggers out there who'd like to help, fill out the form below :)
Your name will be added to a list along with other amazing bloggers and posted to JCs website for everyone to see. 
*This page is promoted regularly, so that means lots of publicity for you too!*

And don't forget to share with your friends!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Author Feature ~ Fissures by D.L. Hodges

We're back once again with a feature from a bright and shiny new author. It's a privilege to introduce to you author D.L. Hodges and his new book, Fissures.

Genre: Mystery
Publication: April 11, 2013
Purchase a copy on Amazon


Andrew (Drew) Parsons, the product of an abusive upbringing by his adoptive father, has spent 7 years in jail for a crime he committed in his teens. While in the penitentiary he befriends an older inmate, John, a seasoned veteran of the prison system, who mentors Drew, teaching him the path he has chosen isn't the one he should continue on.
Returning home, after his prison release, with the desire to change his life, Drew steps back into a world fraught with conflict and misery; but also to a mother who has always been there to protect him. Soon, however, he realizes he must break away from that environment if he is to have any chance of success.

Escaping his parents’ house, Drew sets out on a journey of discovery; to make a new future for himself, but also to learn the mystery of his past, to find his birth parents. As Drew begins to uncover his history he is swept into a world of lies, abandonment and violence, and the truths he finds are far from the ones he sought.

What people are saying

 "Fissures is one of those books in which the reader can develop a healthy and well-earned respect for a man whose spirit should be crushed by the abuse and hostility he faces early on, and yet is not crushed."

    "This is a well-written, heart-felt story of human relationships and the full range of complexities they bring - love, abuse, support, treachery, compassion, pain...emotions which, to some extent, we've all experienced at some time or another. Thus, the story is very relatable, heart-wrenching but real, and will easily have you hooked till the very end."

To learn more about D.L., check out his profile on Amazon!

And remember, sharing is caring, so spread the love and help this rising author out!

Happy Hump Day!

In light of THAT FIRST KISS' upcoming release, I figured, why not burn it up today and celebrate with a few shirtless heroes. Soak it up ladies. Soak it up. 



Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter and drawing to win a copy of That First Kiss!  --->

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teaser Tuesday~ Spring Cleaning by Brandi Salazar (Plus Tour and Giveaway!!)

Sometimes, relationships can be deadly.

Terri thought she was marrying a strong, loving man, only to find that beneath that handsome face lies something cold, brutal, and dangerous. After years of abuse, Randy takes things a little too far, and Terri finally summons the courage to take matters into her own hands and make her escape. But freedom comes at a price.

Forging a new life, Terri tries to forget her past, but she can't help looking over her shoulder at every turn. When prison bars can no longer hold Randy, and her past comes knocking, Terri finds that the strength to trust again may be her only salvation.

Spring Cleaning kicks off a week long tour today, so to celebrate, I am giving you a little teaser! 


“You have a phone call, doll.” Passing off the receiver, she flashed a quick grin over her shoulder and said, “It’s a guy.”

Not knowing anyone who would possibly be calling her, let alone a man, not to mention at work, puzzled Terri. With a dark frown, she lifted the receiver and pressed it to her ear.


At first she didn’t hear a thing, the noise in the bar drowning everything out. Turning her back to the room, she cupped her hand over the phone and repeated the greeting.

At first, she didn’t trust what her ears were hearing. The voice was too distinct, too familiar to be real. Her first inclination was to throw out the most obvious explanation and come up with something that she was better equipped to handle mentally. However, when his voice came down the line again, rough and laced with menace, reality slammed into her like a freight train.

“Hi there, sweets,” Randy said smoothly. “Miss me?”

Terri’s voice seemed to be caught in her throat, a lump that she had difficulty even getting her short breaths past.

“Judging by your silence, I’ll take that as a yes. Don’t try to deny it,” he snapped, then quickly reigned in his temper.

Terri didn’t realize she had been shaking her head. In that instant, she knew he was watching her. 


Check out the stops on the tour and be sure to enter the giveaway!

May 28th- Cherry’s Blog Tours Review
May 29th- Our Wolves Den Review
May 30th- Cherry Lemonade Review
May 31st - Fluffy Bum-Green Home Review
June 1st- Secret Life of a SAHM Author Interview
June 2nd-
June 3rd-
June 4th- Cherry’s Blog Tours Author Interview
June 5th-Cherry Lemonade Author Interview


Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Giveaway


Today is a day we all step back and take a moment to think about all those men and women who have and continue to put their lives on the line for our freedom each and every day. Their courage is astounding and from the bottom of my heart I thank them. 

For all of my readers, I have a little treat!
 Just click the link above to get it :)
This sale runs through Friday, May 31. 
After you scoop up your copy, please share with your friends, and don't forget, if you want to help this little indie out, leave a line or two to let people know how much you enjoyed it! 
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!!

*If you enjoy giveaways as much as I do, be sure to enter those listed on the side bar!*

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors 8 Sentences~ That First Kiss by JC Valentine

"You look scared," he observed, the corners of his mouth twisting slightly. 
"What are you doing?" Piper flattened herself against the door as Tate tilted his head toward her. 
"Thinking," he said, distracted. 
"About what?" Her heart pounded and she was finding it harder to breathe. 
His lips whispered across hers. "Kissing you."


That First Kiss is now available for pre-order for all you paperback lovers out there. 
Don't forget to add it to your TBR!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sneak Peek Saturday~ That First Kiss by JC Valentine

“God, you’re so beautiful,” Tate murmured. Burying his face in her hair, he inhaled deeply. “You always smell so good.”
Slowly, Piper leaned back and turned her head to face him. When she met his gaze, she felt the intense heat reflected in his eyes zip through her body to settle between her thighs.
“You’re drunk,” she told him, unwilling to believe anything he said in his current state, but unable to deny how good his words made her feel.
Moving his hands up to cradle her face between his heated palms, Tate lowered his head until his lips hovered over hers. Her heart raced out of control and the focus of her world funneled into a narrow scope in which only she and Tate existed. She leaned into him, her body hungry for his touch, his kiss, his everything. As his breath mingled with hers, the bitter smell of alcohol hit her in the nose, bringing her back to reality.
Tate’s mind was clouded and he was in no position to make decisions. Piper had been dreaming of this moment since their brief encounter in the women’s bathroom, but if she kissed him now, she would be taking advantage of the situation. She had a feeling that Tate didn’t give out kisses lightly—she hadn’t seen him kiss any woman since, though she couldn’t say what he did in the privacy of a public bathroom. Call her crazy, but if he ever decided to kiss her again, she wanted it to mean something, and she wanted him to remember it in the morning.
Shaking her head, Piper tried to pull away, but Tate tightened his hold, drawing her closer and tilting her face up to meet his. In a blink, his mouth was on hers, his lips moving in a sensual dance that ignited a fire deep inside her. 

 That First Kiss is now available for pre-order for all of you paperback lovers out there! 
 Don't forget to add it to your TBR!

Friday, May 24, 2013

TGIF: Friday Faves

So the weekend is finally here...almost, and I realized, what kind of author would I be if I didn't make sure that my peeps had something fantastic to read to get them through the weekend?! In light of this revelation, I have come up with three (3) books that I absolutely adore for you to check out.

1. Down to You by M. Leighton
One girl. Twin brothers. An uncommon triangle.
When college student Olivia Townsend returned home to help her father run his business, she never imagined a complication like Cash and Nash Davenport—twin brothers different in so many ways but with one thing in common: an uncontrollable desire for Olivia.

Cash is dangerous, sexy, and bad to the bone—a man whose kisses make Olivia forget she is playing with fire. Nash is successful, reliable and intensely passionate—and already taken. But all it takes is one soft stroke to make Olivia forget he belongs to someone else.

However, Olivia is in for a surprise. These boys have a secret that should make her run away as far and as fast as she can. If only it wasn’t too late. A sensual game between three players has begun, and it’s about to spin deliriously out of control.

 2. The Ex Who Wouldn't Die by Sally Berneathy 

When Amanda's lying, cheating, scam-artist husband, Charley, saves her life in a near-fatal motorcycle accident, she can almost forgive him for dragging his feet on their divorce. Then she discovers he'd been dead for several hours at the time she thought he rescued her. And not just dead…murdered.

On the good side, at least they are no longer married.

But she's the primary suspect in Charley's murder and, as if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, kicked back, not allowed to go into the light. The situation was bad enough when he was alive and trying to charm his way back into her life, but now he claims to be unable to go more than a few yards away from her. She can't even be certain he isn't peeking when she undresses for bed.

Even death did not them part.

As Amanda puts her life in danger in an effort to bring Charley's murderer to justice and send him into the light or the dark or anywhere away from her, she learns her knowledge of Charley's misdeeds is only the tip of a toxic iceberg. Charley blackmailed his murderer, blackmailed Amanda's father, lied about his family being dead when he is actually related to half the town of Silver Creek, Texas, and, with his treachery, has stirred up secrets that will change Amanda's life.

3. Find You in the Dark by A. Meredith Walters 

Maggie Young had the market on normal. Normal friends, normal parents, normal grades...normal life.

Until him.

Clayton Reed was running from his past and an army of personal demons that threatened to take him down. He never thought he had a chance at happiness.

Until her.

Maggie thought their love could overcome anything. Clay thought she was all he needed to fix his messy life.

That together, they could face the world.

But the darkness is always waiting.

Sometimes the greatest obstacle to true love is within yourself.

Now that you're properly set up and I can rest easy that you have everything you need to ensure a great weekend, I wish you a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day! 

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