Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Crisis of Serenity by Denise Moncrief

Tess Copeland lives a quiet life in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Thanks to the government’s witness protection program, she enjoys the freedom of never having to glance over her shoulder to see if someone is following her. Life has become safe, serene...and boring. Her heart longs for something more than just existing...until a ghost from her past shatters her serenity. 

Once upon a time, Tess was caught between the FBI and the men the feds were trying to take down. Jake Coleman is the U.S. Marshal who extracted her from the jam she was in with the FBI, a man she could have fallen for...hard...if she had let herself. It’s been a year since she last saw Jake, and in all the months that have passed, he’s never tried to find her. The longer he keeps his distance, the more she wonders why his absence hurts so much. 

When a stranger comes to town searching for her, all of Tess’ old fears are resurrected. Asking Jake for help with her current crisis might lure him into a dangerous trap involving murder, kidnapping, and revenge. When Jake and Tess come face-to-face with the past, they will have to use all their wits to survive. 

October 13 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

October 14 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A & Excerpt

October 15 – What Shall We Blog About Today – Excerpt

October 15 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

October 16 – Doorflower – Guest Post

October 17 – Ai Love Books – Review

October 20 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

October 22 – Samantha March – Guest Post, Q&A & Excerpt

October 23 – Kelly's Nerdy Obsession– Guest Post & Excerpt

October 23 – What’s Beyond Forks – Review, Guest Post Q&A & Excerpt

October 24 – Storm Goddess Book Reviews –  Excerpt

October 27 – The Book Obsessed Mama – Review & Excerpt

October 27 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

Author Bio:

Want to know a little bit more about Denise? She's a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and scrapbooking.

Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She's been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Pie Girls by Lauren Clark

Princess, Southern belle, and spoiled-rotten social climber Searcy Roberts swore on a stack of Bibles she’d never return home to Fairhope, Alabama. After marrying her high school sweetheart and moving to Atlanta, Searcy embraces big-city life—Carrie Bradshaw style. 

But now, Searcy has a teeny, tiny problem. Her husband’s had a mid-life crisis. He’s quit his job, cancelled her credit cards, and left her for another man. 

Searcy returns to Fairhope, ready to lick her wounds. But when her mother falls ill, she’s thrust into managing the family business—only to discover the beloved bakery is in danger of closing its doors forever. 

Enlisting the help of the adorable bike store owner next door, an array of well-heeled customers, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Searcy hatches the plan of the century to save Pie Girls. 

Visit the blogs below for reviews! 

October 6 – Chick Lit Plus

October 9 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner

October 10 – Little Miss Drama Queen

October 13 – Melina’s Book Blog


October 15 – Novel Escapes – Q&A


October 17 – The Little Reading Cabin

October 17 – The Modern Jane Austen

October 20 – The East Village

October 20 - Keep Calm and Blog On

Author Bio:

After six years behind the anchor desk at two CBS affiliates, Lauren Clark moved to the Alabama Gulf Coast to raise her family and write full-time. 

Lauren has published four novels, Pie Girls (set in Fairhope, Alabama), Stay Tuned, Stardust Summer, and Dancing Naked in Dixie, under the pen name, Lauren Clark. More than twenty-two thousand copies of Lauren's novels have been sold worldwide.


Visit Laura’s website at www.laurenclarkbooks.com, follow her on Twitter @LaurenClark_Bks, and her blog at www.laurenclarkbooks.com/blog.

Available at the following retailers:
Amazon     BN     Kobo     Smashwords     iBooks

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Comment below to win a signed paperback copy of Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark - 3 US/CA winners will be chosen at the end of the tour! 



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pulled Within by Marni Mann

Storms can't last forever…can they? 

For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm over which she has no control. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside. 

Hart Booker, another disappointment from her past, returns to Bar Harbor and shelters her from the rain. He reminds Rae that forgiveness is possible, happiness can be found on the other side of darkness, and beauty rests beneath her scars. But a sinister figure lingering in the background seems determined to pull Rae back into a past she’s been trying to outrun. Can she survive the storm and become part of the light she so desperately desires? Or is she destined to remain Pulled Within? 

Recommended for mature audiences due to explicit language, sexual abuse, disturbing situations, and drug use.

October 6 – Bitch Lit Blog – Review

October 7 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

October 8 – Bookish – Review

October 9 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

October 9 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

October 10 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

October 13 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

Author Bio:

Best-selling author Marni Mann, knew she was going to be a writer
since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about
teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel.
She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of
darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at
heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their
two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When
she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's
scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and

devouring fabulous books.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Tantalizing Tale of a Bitter Sweetheart by Jessica Ashley Dafoe

Successful, lucky in love, taking the world by storm?.....not quite. Portia Delaney is down on her luck, disgruntled in a dead end, mind- numbing career with little prospects and is not even close to finding a stimulating romance to take her mind off her lack-luster situation. Her defeatist attitude and unmistakable idiosyncrasies don’t help much either. 

But with rock bottom comes a choice, lie down and enjoy the cold and barren ground beneath, or climb that ladder of success to the top. Portia finally sets out to do just that. With a fantastic group of friends and a bit of fateful circumstance on her side, she begins her trek up and out of the despair filled trenches. But Portia soon finds out that with success, often comes hardships and unwelcome competition.

September 29 – Novel Escapes – Interview

September 30 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post & Excerpt

October 1 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

October 2 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Excerpt

October 3 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

October 6- Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

October 7 – Dishwater Dreams – Guest Post & Excerpt

October 8 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt

October 10 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

October 14 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

October 15 – Booknosh – Guest Post 

October 21 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

October 23 – Fiction Dream s- Review & Q&A

October 24 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

October 24 – Two Children and a Migraine – Guest Post

October 27 – Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews – Guest Post & Excerpt

Author Bio:

Jessica Ashley Dafoe resides in Toronto where she is an educator by day and a literary enthusiast and writer by night. She attained her BA in English Literature at The University of Ottawa and her B Ed at Brock and Queen’s University. 

When Jessica does not have her nose in a book or is not scribbling out her ideas for her newest tantalizing tales, she's most likely keeping busy trying out various exciting activities and delicious cuisine that the great city of Toronto has to offer or planning her next getaway to her immediate destination of choice. The travelling bug bites her often.

 A romantic comedy addict to the core, she enjoys all things silly, frivolous and emotionally endearing which is the reason she writes stories that encompass all of these qualities. 

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How To Un-Marry a Millionaire by Billie Morton

RICKY HART wants to the get the hell out of small-town Arizona to escape the fate of generations of women in her family – a boring, nothing future.
Inspired by Basia Johnson, a penniless cook who married into the Johnson and Johnson fortune, Ricky sets in motion a plan to get inside a rich old man’s house. Once there, she will do the rest. She is twenty-two years old, blonde and unashamedly brazen.
And she is ready to make a deal with the Devil.
What she hasn’t counted on is seventy-year-old SANDFORD KEANE, the Arizona Copper King, a notorious sonofabitch with an agenda of his own, and a family with a long history of other ambitious wives.
One of them is SUZANNE NELSON-DRUMMOYNE-GRAFF-CARMEL, a serial marrier who has finally found love. Unfortunately it is not with her latest husband. At war with her mother-in-law, PHILIPPA, a legendary old viper and trophy wife of another era, Suzanne is thirty-seven and terrified that she is about to hit her “use-by” date.

From the richest enclaves of Connecticut and Manhattan to the wilds of the Arizona desert and New Mexico, the novel brings these women together on a raunchy, life-changing encounter that will make them question the roles they have chosen for
themselves, and the high price they have all paid to live the pampered life of a rich man’s wife.

September 29  - Fiction Zeal – Excerpt

September 30 – Fiction Dreams – Excerpt

October 1 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt

October 2 – Book Mama Blog – Excerpt

October 3 – Girls Love Pink Books – Review & Excerpt

October 6 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

October 7 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

October 8 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

October 9 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review

October 10 – The Little Reading Cabin – Review

October 13 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Author Bio:

Billie Morton is a British screenplay writer and film maker who originally set out to make documentaries about tribal life. Along the way she took a detour to California where she spent many years filming the natives and their social customs.

How To Un-Marry a Millionaire is her first novel. It was inspired by meeting young – and not so young – women across the globe all busily performing a colourful array of mating dances.  Some were dancing as fast as they could. Others were looking to take a little time and add love to the dream. And some were grabbing the microphone at the nearest karaoke bar to belt out Tina Turner’s classic – What’s Love Got To Do With It?

These were the ones she chose to write about from her new home in the rainforest of northern Australia. 

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fuzzy Logic by Susan C Daffron

Librarian Jan Carpenter likes things just so. Nestled in her tidy little cottage on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Alpine Grove, she enjoys her quiet life with her friendly, rotund black lab, Rosa. 

Jan's orderly life is turned upside down when she attends her mother's latest wedding in San Diego. (Number six...or maybe seven, but who's counting?) There, Jan encounters Michael Lawson, the obnoxious neighbor kid from twenty years ago. He's still irritating, but not as annoying as his dog who has a habit of eating...everything. The last thing Jan wants to do is risk heartache on a vacation fling with a smooth-talking serial dater, even if he is sinfully gorgeous and finds her unusual ability to remember obscure facts fascinating. 

Amidst wardrobe destruction, canine digestive indiscretions, and episodes of extreme mortification, Jan's desire to avoid drama may put the brakes on her fiery attraction to Michael. But maybe being cautious and responsible isn't all it's cracked up to be. 

September 22 – Karma For Life Chick – Excerpt

September 24 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post & Excerpt

September 26 – The Little Reading Cabin – Review

September 30 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

October 2– Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Excerpt

October 7 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

October 9 – The World As I See It – Review & Excerpt

October 13 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review

October 13 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review & Excerpt

October 14 -  Reviewsby Molly – Excerpt

October 15 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

October 16 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

October 16 –Two Children and a Migraine - Guest Post

October 17 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

October 20 – Reading in Black and White – Review & Excerpt

October 20 - Chick Lit Club Connect - Guest Post

BIO
Susan Daffron is the author of the Alpine Grove Romantic Comedies, a series of novels that feature residents of the small town of Alpine Grove and their various quirky dogs and cats. She is also an award-winning author of many nonfiction books, including several about pets and animal rescue. She lives in a small town in northern Idaho and shares her life with her husband, two dogs and a cat--the last three, all "rescues." You can read more about her at her website SusanDaffron.com.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Review Blitz: Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman

For every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him..... 

For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice.... 

For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy.... 

meet Hilary.... 

She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship--why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn't ready--and their friends' meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year's Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point. 

For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary's humorous and honest story will hit home.


Don't miss the following reviews!

September 26 – The Girl Behind the Covers

October 1 – Crooks on Books

October 6 – Ai Love Books

October 7 – Chicks that Read

October 15 – Karma for Life Chick

October 28 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner

October 28 - The East Village 

October 29 – Chick Lit Versus Fantasy

October 30 – Two Children and a Migraine

Author Bio:

Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship.  She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and shoes.  She loves to find humor in every day life.  And she likens life to a game of dodgeball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. When she isn't writing or blogging she is the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer.  She lives on Long Island.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What I Really Learned in College by Addison Winters

Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for. 

Mason Brooks is every girl’s dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when it’s wet, sea-blue eyes, and dimples. Hot, sexy…and deliciously na├»ve and innocent. 

Enter a tantalizing world where an average soccer mom utilizes her newfound knowledge of psychology to make life just a little more interesting. Follow along as Alex educates Mason on the art of seducing and pleasing a woman. Take notes as she introduces him to a whole new level of intensity and sexual pleasure. Study the sensual art of tantric sex as Alex creates her own style of silk and lace female dominance. 
This little tryst will never survive past college–but Alex is determined to enjoy it the fullest while it lasts.

September 15 – What Shall We Blog About Today – Excerpt

September 16 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

September 17 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

September 18 – Samantha March– Excerpt

September 22 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

September 23 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review & Excerpt

September 24 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

September 25 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review & Excerpt

September 26 - Books, Authors, Blogs - Novel Spotlight

September 29 – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

Author Bio:   
Addison Winters graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in psychology. She loves music, can be found “dancing” around her house when no one’s home, and is notorious for blowing the speakers out on her car. She’s been known to surprise her children with Jell-O balloon fights and to pull “devious” pranks on her friends. Addison enjoys playing basketball and softball and is proud to be the team captain for the Happy Hooters in the Striking Out Cancer, annual Ladies Softball Tournament. She is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time in her gardens and with her family. She and her husband, Monte, have three children, three puppies, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana.
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GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23123044-what-i-really-learned-in-college


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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Release Day Blitz Tour: Quiver of the Pure Heart by Burnita Bluitt

Title: Quiver of the Pure Heart
Author: Burnita Bluitt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 1

About the Book

Granddaughter of a loving, but roguish businessman, Blis Dumas can’t escape a legacy of lies. The time is 1989. The place is San Francisco, where painful stories of gentrification, eviction and relocation still echo within its limits.
Clinging desperately to the Victorian home she inherited, she is confronted by a stranger that brings her a life filled with revenge, corruption, and murder. In an unparalleled twist of fate, she discovers that her predicament may have roots buried much closer to home. Blis’ world starts to crumble as she fights the Bureau to save the home she adores; fights the temptation of an incorrigible former lover; and fights the perils threatening the tender passion of a new budding romance.
QUIVER OF THE PURE HEART will appeal to readers that appreciate a social setting that illuminates the universal themes of desire, forgiveness, revenge, and letting go.  San Francisco is one of the loves of Blis’ life, and like any love relationship, it is where her emotions will be tested, where romance will live and die, and where people are not always as they seem. Burnita Bluitt offers a spirited and passionate story of love and corruption in the city by the bay.

Participating Blogs
Chick Lit Plus                  

Booknosh    

Book Club Sisters



About the Author:


Burnita Bluitt writes and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Now retired from working in the administration of Silicon Valley companies such as McKinsey & Co., Merrill Lynch, and Google, she indulges her love for, and curiosity about, San Francisco’s rich history and architecture. She loves to garden, sample all of Ben & Jerry's flavors, and eat movie popcorn at the Cineplex. Her debut novel, Quiver of the Pure Heart, began as a love-letter to San Francisco’s painted ladies. However, after uncovering the Western Addition Victorian’s dark history, she felt compelled to shine a light on their unsavory past, and on the forces that left an indelible impact on the Fillmore community which is still felt today.

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Twitter  @burnitabluitt  https://twitter.com/burnitabluitt

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis

Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodity trader just a floor above. 

If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills . . . and fund a few little shopping excursions, too. 

Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype. So she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it? 

When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good. 
When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet . . . 


September 15 – Reading in Black and White – Review & Excerpt

September 16 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Guest Post

September 17 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

September 18 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review

September 18 – Two Children and a Migraine – Guest Post

September 19 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

September 22 – Fiction Zeal – Review & Excerpt

September 22 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Review

Author Bio:

Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.

But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night.  Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista(New Adult romantic comedy) will be published this year.


Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.

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