Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Book Blitz: Handbags & Hooligans by Laina Turner

Presley went to Vegas to watch her friend Anna get married and the event turned into solving the mystery of her brothers girlfriend disappearance. But Ashley wasn't exactly the school teacher she appeared to be. Who was she and was she kidnapped?

May 23 - Chick Lit Plus - Review
May 24 – Cheryllynn Writes – Guest Post
May 24 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
May 25 – The Mystery Tavern – Excerpt
May 25 – Creativity With Kay – Review
May 26 – Living Life With Joy – Q&A & Excerpt
May 26 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt
May 31 – Book Lover in Florida – Review & Excerpt
June 1 – A Page To Turn – Review
June 2 – Around the World in Books – Excerpt
June 3 – Megan’s Bookshelf – Review
June 3 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Review & Excerpt
June 3- Granny Loves to Read – Review & Excerpt
June 6 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review Tour: Frosted Cowboy by Charlene Ross

Laney Delaney was living the dream. She had a fabulous fiancé and a career as a couture wedding dress designer. But after catching her (not-so-fabulous) fiancé cheating and being accused of upstaging one of her brides at a wedding, Laney finds herself with no boyfriend, no job and no plan. 

After some serious soul searching, Laney is determined to start over. She embarks on a design career that takes her from a Rodeo Drive boutique to a flea market stall, but it's worth it—even if it means she has to suck up to her childhood nemesis for help. 

At the same time, three very different men vie for her attention: a masseuse/screenwriter with an unfortunate reputation, a stable fireman who just doesn't spark a romantic flame, and the fireman's ridiculously hot co-worker whose illicit under-the-mistletoe kiss still burns Laney's lips. 

Professionally and romantically, Laney is on the verge of reinventing her life and finding her true passion—but can she learn to trust again and believe in herself? 

If you're looking for funny chick lit or a romantic comedy, Frosted Cowboy by Charlene Ross (a breakout voice in chick lit) is a must-read! 

May 9 – Megan’s Bookshelf

Author Bio

Charlene Ross, a Los Angeles suburbanite loves nothing more than making people laugh. And drinking wine. Oh, and her family. (Oops!) Her first novel, Frosted Cowboy (Velvet Morning Press 2016) has received praise from New York Times bestselling author Claire Cook and Publishers Weekly and can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Book Blitz: Necklaces & Nooses by Laina Turner

When Presley’s boss is found hanging she thinks its suicide until the police discover its homicide. Who would want to kill a the owner of a high end women's boutique? Presley's not sure but she’s determined to find out.

May 2 – Caroline Fardig – Q&A
May 2 – Kelly’s Nerdy Obsession – Review
May 3 – The Mystery Tavern – Excerpt
May 4 – Living Life With Joy – Q&A & Excerpt
May 9 – Chick Lit Plus - Review
May 11 – Turning Another Page – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
May 12 – Have Books Will Read –  Excerpt
May 13 –Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
May 13 – Around the Worldin Books – Excerpt
May 13 – A Page to Turn – Review

Author Bio

As a child Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child).
As she grew older she realized her talents lay in academics and business and for the last several years has been a business consultant and college professor where she uses the analytical side of her brain and not the side that makes up stories.
Through all her career choices she has continued to have a passion for writing. This stemmed from childhood whereas an only child she developed a vivid imagination spending most of her time making things up and thinking the Incredible Hulk lived in her closet.
Proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing to being on the dance team for a semi pro basketball team to being a mom of 2 amazing kids, she tells her family and friends that no one is safe from their escapades slipping in to her books.
Taking the plunge to write books (cozy mysteries and chick lit) that she actually let people read in 2010, she has worked her way up to being a real author, having 5 fans (maybe 6 now). Her blog, Writing is a Lifestyle, was launched to share the daily fun in the life of a Real Housewife of the Midwest along with the musing of other fabulous ladies.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Book Blitz: Dangerous Kisses by Alice Lake

Miss Lavinia Halls is a member of the Guild of Hybrids, a secret society dedicated to helping women in need. When faced with a terrified new client, Lavinia declares that her client’s fiancé must pay for his sins. The fact that she can’t take her eyes off the man’s kissable lips only spurs her resolve to bring her assignment to a quick conclusion. 

Eric Yorke, Viscount Mathieson, wishes nothing more than to distance himself from his treacherous fiancée, but in his quest to do so, he finds himself trapped in the clutches of the unconventional Miss Halls. The delectable yet annoyingly persistent woman seems intent on ruining his life no matter how much he tries to thwart her attempts. 

Her efforts to seek and destroy meet their match in his determination to foil her plans, until their struggles collide in a scandal of enormous proportions. Fated together, they must overcome ruin, danger and heartbreak. Will they be able to survive their past or is their future together doomed? 

April 25 – A One Click Book Addict – Review
April 26 – Tea PartyPrincess –  Q&A & Excerpt
April 28 – Authorsand Readers Book Corner – Excerpt
April 29  - Lampshade Reader – Review & Q&A
May 2- Leigh Anderson Romance - Excerpt
May 2 – Chick Lit Plus - Review

Author Bio

Alice Lake’s interest in the unusual is reflected in the stories she puts down on paper. Along with her passion for romance and 19th century history, she is a champion for women’s rights. Who said women had no voice, no say and no choice during Victorian times? According to Alice, they had all that and more. They could teach and build, fight and heal, and do so many other things not traditionally deemed proper.

Alice is an unusual case herself. She grew up in three countries and on two continents. Suffering from a lack of cultural identity, she borrows whatever traditions suit her. Nothing is rigid and fluidity encompasses her world. This philosophy of open-mindedness spills into her writing, making for unexpected romance stories.

Alice also writes contemporary romance under the name Mila Rossi.

When she's not writing, she's beating her husband at whatever they're currently competing over, or chasing her girl around the house.

Social Media Links

Twitter - @AliceLakeAuthor
E-mail address for PayPal invoice: alice@aliceinengland.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Book Review Tour: Scar Tissue by MC Domovitch

When successful model Ciara Kelly wakes up in hospital, remembering nothing of the weeks she has been missing, her only clues are the ugly words carved into her skin. According to the police she was a victim of the Cutter, a serial killer who has already murdered three women. For her protection the police and her doctors give a press conference, announcing that because her amnesia is organically caused, her memory loss is permanent. But, whether her memory returns or not is anybody’s guess. 
Overnight, Ciara’s glamorous life is gone. Her scars have killed both her modelling career and her relationship with her rich boyfriend. With nothing to keep her in New York, she returns to her home town of Seattle, moves in with her sister and goes about building a new life. But when her sister lets it slip that Ciara’s memory is returning, the killer comes after her again. If Ciara is to stay alive, she must keep one step ahead of the Cutter. 

April 25 – The World As I See It
April 28 – British BookwormBlog
April 28 – The Book Fetish
April 29 – Chick Lit Plus

Author Bio

Monique Domovitch lives with her physician husband and their two dogs. They divide their time between their farm on the west coast, their home in Toronto and the Florida Keys. She started writing later in life, after retiring from her television career, “proving that one is never too late to follow one’s dreams,” as she points out. When she is not writing or traveling, she is an avid redecorator. Which might explain why we move so much,” she says, laughing. “Once a house has been re and re-done, it’s time to move on.” Monique is working on her ninth book, a sequel to Scar Tissue, tentatively titled Seeing Evil.

Visit my website at http://www.MoniqueDomovitch.com 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Book Blitz: Evanthia's Gift by Effie Kammenou

In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets - ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family. 

The story continues in the 1970’s as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, 
who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she’d hoped for. 

EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families. 

April 18 – Chick Lit Plus – Review
April 19 – LiteraryChanteuse – Excerpt
April 20 – Aroundthe World in Books – Excerpt
April 21 – Queenof All She Reads – Excerpt
April 22 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Author Bio

Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she'd thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actress. Instead, she's worked in the optical field for 40 years and has been the proud mother of two accomplished young women.

Effie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her cooking for her family and friends.

Her debut novel, EVANTHIA’S GIFT, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her recent interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.

As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the book.  

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.

For updates on the release of Book Two of The Gift Saga
Follow Effie on Twitter @EffieKammenou,

Contact Effie at effiekammenou@gmail.com


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Book Blitz: Love, Alabama by Susan Sands

Emma Laroux’s a fallen Southern beauty queen whose past is barely whispered about in her small town. But the secrets and lies surrounding her scandal still haunt her, and something about Matthew Pope may hold the answers...if only she could put her finger on it. 

Matthew Pope wonders what awful karmic thing he’s done to land him in Podunk, Alabama. But when he sees Emma Laroux again after all this time, he knows he’s still the only one who holds the key to unlocking the truth of her past… 

Will a shared moment in time ten years ago threaten the best thing that’s ever happened to them – each other?
April 13 – Change theWord – Q&A
April 14 – Aroundthe World in Books – Excerpt
April 15 – Queenof All She Reads – Excerpt
April 20 – Chick LitGoddess – Excerpt
April 21 – A Page To Turn – Review
April 25 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A, & Excerpt
April 25 – GrannyLoves to Read – Review
April 26 – Chick Lit Plus – Review
April 26 – Curling Up With a Good Book – Review
April 27 – LoveFor Books and Java – Review & Excerpt
April 27 – Novel Escapes – Q&A

Author Bio

Susan Sands grew up in a tiny Southern town in Northwest Louisiana near the Texas border. She graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, during the filming of Steel Magnolias on her campus. There’s no more Southern, small town claim to fame than that.

Her characters and setting are pulled from those very Southern, small towns and open spaces, where the air is clean and the words are often spoken with more syllables than necessary, y’all.

Her lifelong love of reading and the realization that her children were growing up and would eventually move on spurred her to try her hand at writing. Susan’s two novels, Again, Alabama, and Love, Alabama, are currently available both in digital format and in print from all online retailers.

Susan lives with her dentist husband and three nearly grown children in Johns Creek, GA. She is a member of the Georgia Romance Writers and the Romance Writers of America.

She loves connecting with readers and can be found at all the fun places:

Twitter:  @SusanNoelSands
Blog:  Sweet Home Alpharetta at susansands.com

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