Monday, June 29, 2015

Virtual Tour: Sex, Lies & Cruising by Cathryn Chapman

Exotic locations, sexy men, and crazy crew parties… Ellie has her dream job… or does she? 

When Ellie's fiancĂ© cheats on her with a younger, slimmer, blonde from the office, she boots him out of her life and finds solace in a fabulous photography job aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. Twenty-four hours on board and she’s already shagged her sexy Texan colleague, who happens to love her muffin-top. Unfortunately he’s leaving in a week, and his ex-girlfriend, a hot-headed Brazilian with stripper moves right out of the 90s and a talent for stealing boyfriends, is still on board and out for revenge. 

Ellie must work out how to deal with the loco ex, sort the lying scumbags from the good guys, and figure out how many crew members in a cabin it takes before officially becoming group sex. Who the hell knows? (It’s five, actually.) It’s a world completely unlike the one she left behind, but as she tries to find her place on board, Ellie discovers laughter and tears in equal measure. And in the midst of the craziness, she realises the greatest thing this lifestyle change has given her is the chance to rediscover herself. 

July 20 - Polished& Bubbly – Review

July 21 - Chick LitGoddess – Guest Post & Excerpt

July 22 - Sinfully Good Reads – Excerpt

July 23 - Buckeye Book Review– Review

July 24 - BasicallyBooks Blog – Review

July 24 - Basically Books Blog – Guest Post

July 24 - Basically Books Blog – Q&A

July 24 - Basically Books Blog – Excerpt

July 27 - CDYess Writes - Novel Spotlight

July 29 - CoffeeholicBookworm – Review

July 30 - TeaParty Princess – Review & Excerpt

August 3 - HeySaid Renee – Review & Guest Post

August 4 - Karma For Life Chick  - Excerpt

August 5 - Chick Lit Plus - Review

August 11 - Curling Up With aGood Book – Novel Spotlight

August 12 - LivingLife With Joy – Review, Guest Post & Q&A & Excerpt

August 13 - ILove My Authors – Excerpt

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

Author Bio:

Cathryn Chapman nearly gave up her writing career when her eighth grade English teacher refused to believe her sensual poem could have been written by somebody so young. Two years later, when Cathryn was fourteen, that same English teacher declared she should start writing for Mills & Boon, and a women s fiction writer was born. Cathryn graduated from university with a Business Degree and spent seven years travelling the world working on cruise ships, and living in London, New York, Paris and South America. In her thirties, she left a successful marketing and public relations career to pursue her dream of gracing the stages in London s West End. When this failed dismally, Cathryn settled down with a husband and baby boy, and stayed in one country long enough to finally write her first novel, SEX, LIES, AND CRUISING.




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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Book Blitz: The Broken Road by Melissa Huie

Twenty-six-year-old Megan Connors’s life is not going in the direction she thought it would. With her love life in the dumps, she doesn’t think it could get any worse until her long-time crush, Shane asks to move in. After all, he has no clue that she’s been in love with him for the past ten years. But fate has a way of turning things around. 

As their relationship goes from “just friends” to lovers, life takes a turn for the unexpected. Shane isn’t the person that Megan once fell in love with all those years ago. Shane has a past; deadly secrets that are only revealed once the FBI knocks on Megan’s door. 

Secrets, tragedy, and deceit force Shane—and Megan—to make choices that will change their lives forever. Once Megan learns the truth, will she still want to be with Shane? Or will someone else be at the end of her broken road? 

The Broken Road contains mature themes, heart-pounding action, edge-of-your-seat suspense, graphic violence and steamy romance, with a side of strong language, drug dealing, and a lot of sarcastic humor.

July 20 - Sinfully Good Reads – Excerpt

July 22 - Chick LitGoddess – Excerpt

July 22 - I’m aBook Shark – Review & Excerpt

July 23 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

July 24 - EvocativeBook Reviews – Review 

July 24 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

July 24 - Storm Goddess BookReviews – Review & Excerpt

July 27 - Polished& Bubbly – Review

Author Bio:

Melissa grew up in Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay, where her favorite memories took place near the water. Not having the physical coordination for most sports and the tendency to trip over air, she gravitated to books. She was never seen without a book. With her imagination running wild, she began to write her own stories at the age of nine, with her first book about a pet-loving family and the adventures they had. As time passed and Melissa grew up, reading and writing always stayed with her, becoming her escape from everyday life.
Melissa now lives near Washington, D.C. with her family, dog and a lot of fish. In between the chaos of laundry, chasing after her three children and trying to not to burn dinner, Melissa finds her escape by feeding her addiction of reading and writing of love, suspense and sarcastic humor.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Blitz: Walk on the Wild Side: The Reinvention of Violet Monte by Suzie Jay

Violet Monte believed her love and marriage would last a lifetime–until she catches her husband in bed with a younger woman. 

When she realizes she was nothing more than a trophy wife, Violet decides to chase her own dreams. The only problem is, she has no idea what they are. Violet begins to pursue her own interests which sometime include spying on her mysterious neighbor, who might actually be a lady of the night. 

Just as Violet is finding stability–– and the possibility of opening her heart again–– her husband returns not with an apology, but with a signed pre-nuptial agreement, claiming he’ll keep everything and leave her with nothing. 

Violet is far from the compliant woman he once knew but she doubts she has the strength to fight and win, until her intriguing neighbor unlocks what Violet has been looking for all along. 

Can Violet fight back from a lost love and reinvent herself into the person she always wanted to be or will she forever be just an ex-trophy wife?

July 14 - KarmaFor Life chick – Excerpt

July 15 - CDYess Writes– Excerpt

July 15 - Sinfully Good Reads – Excerpt

July 16 - Terry’s Book Addiction - Review & Excerpt

July 17 - ILove My Authors – Excerpt

July 17 - Celia Kennedy  -  Excerpt

July 21 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

July 21 - Chick LitGoddess – Review & Excerpt

July 22 - A One-Click Addict’sBook Blog - Excerpt

July 22 - LivingLife With Joy – Excerpt

July 24 - NerdyDirty & Flirty – Review & Excerpt

July 27 - Reeca’s Pieces– Review

July 27 - The Phantom Paragrapher – Review

Author Bio:

Suzie Jay is a mum of six who lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband and children. She has a Diploma in Child Psychology and owned her own baking and cake decorating business. She is also a former school teacher, but escaped and now intends on torturing the world by sharing what’s inside her head. This is Suzie’s debut novel. Other published work includes an April fools day anthology titled ‘Fools Rush In.’

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Review Blitz: Center of Gravity by Laura McNeill

The truth could cost her everything.
Her whole life, Ava Carson has been sure of one thing: she doesn’t measure up to her mother’s expectations. So when Mitchell Carson sweeps into her life with his adorable son, the ready-made family seems like a dream come true. In the blink of an eye, she’s married, has a new baby, and life is wonderful.
Or is it?
When her picture-perfect marriage begins unraveling at the seams, Ava convinces herself she can fix it. It’s temporary. It’s the stress. It’s Mitchell’s tragic history of loss.
If only Ava could believe her own excuses.
Mitchell is no longer the charming, thoughtful man she married. He grows more controlling by the day, revealing a violent jealous streak. His behavior is recklessly erratic, and the unanswered questions about his past now hint at something far more sinister than Ava can stomach. Before she can fit the pieces together, Mitchell files for divorce and demands full custody of their boys.
Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town, Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game?
Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.

July 13 - PostcardReviews

July 13 - Go Book Yourself

July 15 - TheBook Bag     

July 21 - NerdyDirty & Flirty (Novel Spotlight)

July 21 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews

July 22 - Bookish              

July 23 - Booksand Ladders

July 23 - Annabel& Alice               

July 24 - TheEast Village

July 27 - LucieSimone

Author Bio

Laura adores hot coffee, good manners, the color pink, and novels that keep her reading past midnight. She believes in the beauty of words, paying it forward, and that nerds rule the world. Laura is a fan of balmy summer nights, fireflies, and pristine mountain lakes. She lives in Mobile, Alabama with her two sons.

You can find Laura Tweeting @Lauramcneillbks and blogging at After July 14th, Laura’s suspense novel, Center of Gravity, can be found wherever fine books are sold. 

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Virtual Tour: Neverending Beginnings by MaryChris Escobar

This contemporary romance is Groundhog Day meets My Best Friend’s Wedding. Readers who like women’s fiction by Meg Cabot, Emily Giffin and Allison Winn Scotch will enjoy this romantic comedy. 

Kate is alarmed to find out that her best friend Amy is getting married after dating for only six months. Her alarm turns to shock when she learns that the groom-to-be is Kate's old college ex. As the big day approaches, Kate's inability to hide her feelings is threatening to ruin her friendship with Amy. 

Kate’s last minute, vodka-fueled wedding toast has her wishing she could turn back the clock and make things right. Imagine her surprise when she wakes up the next day and finds out she can. 

Forced to relive one of the most painful weeks of her life, Kate slowly works to repair the damage she has done. In the process, she learns a lot about herself and the cynically charming best man, Ben.

July 6 - Sweet NSassyBookaholics – Review

July 7 - Living LifeWith Joy – Guest Post. Q&A & Excerpt

July 8 - CoffeeholicBookworm – Review 

July 9 - MalloryHeart Reviews – Review & Excerpt

July 9 - JulieValerie’s Book Blog - Review & Q&A

July 10 - Sinfully Good Reads – Excerpt

July 13 - HeySaid Renee - Review & Guest Post 

July 14 - CDyess Writes – Excerpt

July 17 - Samantha March – Excerpt

July 20 - Polished& Bubbly – Review

July 23 - ChickLit Goddess – Review

July 24 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

July 28 - Writing Pearls   - Review & Excerpt

July 31 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

August 3 - Storm Goddess Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Author Bio:

Award-winning author Mary Chris writes women’s fiction. She was destined to write romance from a young age (as a child, her stuffed animals always got their happily-ever-afters). She lives in Richmond, Virginia in a renovated parking garage with her husband. Find her on her website, on Twitter or just about anywhere good coffee or craft beer is served.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Review Blitz: Melanie's Evanescent Journey by B Truly

True Love may cost a price, if the greater good preordains that you are the sacrifice. 

There are always two sides to a story. Melanie Wilhelm's begins after she moves from Australia and starts her senior year at Cashmere High. On her first day, she bumps into a mysterious guy, and they form an instant connection. They become friends and he shares his deepest secret with her. As they grow closer, their relationship amplifies and becomes binding. Strange things occur, but instead of worrying, Melanie's feelings intensify. 
The excitement of New Year's Eve approaches, and so does Jason's most devastating revelation of all. She learns his ultimate truth and is now spun into his chaotic web. The danger rises and hard choices must be made. By being with Jason, Melanie may have to sacrifice more than her heart. It may cost her life. 

Melanie's Evanescent Journey ties into books one and two of The Sonar Trilogy. From spiraling twists to devastating plots, her journey will make you question fate and true love. 
Is fate something you can control? Some believe it's in the hands of what you behold.

July 8 - Chick Lit Plus       

July 9  - Books and Ladders

July 13 - Forgetthe Housework, I’m Reading

Author Bio:

I have wanted to be an author since I was fifteen years old and grateful to have accomplished this dream. I have three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person I am today. I work as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas and enjoy this field. I have very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. I like to read and watch tons of television shows and movies. I’m addicted to romance and get a thrill out of suspense. This Companion novel to the Sonar trilogy is a combination of both aspects. It was fun to explore different elements of Paranormal romance. I want to show my readers that paranormal romance can be fun, but also traumatic.


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Monday, June 8, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Again, Alabama by Susan Sands

Cammie Laroux is back in Alabama—again. 

Dragged back to her small town to help her mother recover from surgery while rescuing the family event planning business should be a cinch. Even for a disgraced television chef, right? Wrong. 

Among the many secrets Cammie’s family’s been hiding is the fact that their historic home is falling down. Oh, and the man hired to restore the house, Grey Harrison, is the same high school and college love of her life who thrashed her heart and dreams ten years ago. Yeah, that guy. 

Grey, a widower with a young daughter, has never stopped loving Cammie, and when they are face to face once again, the chemistry is off the charts. Cammie may be in full-blown denial, but letting go is no longer in Grey’s vocabulary, even when winning Cammie’s forgiveness and renovating their love may seem like an impossible build even for a master architect and carpenter. 

As Cammie finds herself forgetting all the reasons she can’t trust Grey or love again, he finds himself remembering all the reasons he wants her to stay with him in Alabama… forever.

Participating Blogs

·         Chick LitGoddess
·         Storm Goddess Book Reviews
·         A Southern Girls Bookshelf
·         Jersey Girl Book Reviews
·         Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
·         Living Life With Joy

·         Chick LitPlus      

Author Bio

Susan Sands grew up in a real life Southern Footloose town in Northwest Louisiana, complete with her senior class hosting the first ever prom in the history of their tiny public school with half the town chaperoning. Is it any wonder she writes Southern small town stories full of porch swings, fun and romance?

Susan has lived in Alpharetta for twenty years and is surrounded by her husband, three young adult kiddos and lots of material for her next book.

Twitter:  @SusanNoelSands

Blog:  Sweet Home Alpharetta at


Virtual Tour: Dying Brand by Wendy Tyson

When image consultant Allison Campbell attends an award ceremony to honor a designer friend, she’s thrust into a murder investigation. Only this time, it’s personal.
A former boyfriend is dead, slain on the streets of Philadelphia. His widow claims he was meeting with Allison, yet Allison hadn’t spoken to him in years. Nothing about his death—or life—makes sense. When compromising photos from their past arrive at Allison’s office, they raise more questions than they answer.
Driven to find justice, Allison deconstructs the image her ex had created for himself, looking for clues about the man he’d become. As her hunt for the truth unveils secrets, Allison’s past and present collide—with deadly results.

June 29 - A Blue Million Books – Q&A
June 30 - Coffeeholic Bookworm – Review & Excerpt
June 30 - Chick Lit Plus   - Review
July 1- Samantha March – Excerpt
July 2 - Annabel& Alice – Review
July 6 - Hello Precious Bliss – Review
July 6 - Fiction Dreams- Q&A
July 8 - Authors and Readers Bookcorner – Excerpt
July 8 - TheWorld As I See It – Review 
July 9 - Living Life With Joy – Review & Q&A 
July 13 - Random Redheaded Ramblings- Excerpt
July 13 - Literary Musings – Q&A & Excerpt


Wendy Tyson is an author, lawyer and former therapist whose background has inspired her mysteries and thrillers. Wendy has written four published crime novels, including Dying Brand,the third novel in the Allison Campbell Mystery Series, to be released on May 5, 2015.  The first in the Campbell series,Killer Image, was named a best mystery for book clubs in 2014 by Wendy is also the author of the Greenhouse Mystery Series, the first of which, A Muddied Murder, is due to be released just in time for spring 2016.  Wendy is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers and she is a contributing editor for The Big Thrill, International Thriller Writers’ online magazine.  Wendy lives near Philadelphia with her husband, three sons and two dogs. Visit Wendy

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Book Blitz: Any Way You Dream It by Monique McDonell

Sometimes when life throws you lemons, you create a fake fiancĂ©. That’s exactly what Lucy does when her high school nemesis calls. She didn’t mean to lie. Really, she didn’t. But with nowhere to live and a car that has just decided to die on her, the thought of attending the reunion alone is one she can’t contemplate. 
Cherie thinks arrogant, wealthy and way too handsome Chase is the answer to her friend’s dilemma and for reasons Lucy can’t fathom, Chase agrees. The man is too good to be true – he fixes her car, takes her to stay at his place – more castle than house – and seems to find her fascinating. 
Life hasn’t been easy for Lucy and she has a hard time accepting anyone would believe Chase would be with her. Still, he turns out to be the perfect choice and in the month leading up to the reunion makeshimself an indispensable part of her life, which may be the biggest problem of all. 
Lucy knows life is not a fairy tale – she’s living above her place of work, her sister has run off leaving her with three kids and, when the weekend reunion begins, she has to go back to a town where her greatest humiliations took place. 
Will her ‘romance’ with Chase be turn out to be the answer to her dreams or will the whole sham turn into just another nightmare? 

June 29 - Sinfully Good Reads – Excerpt

June 29 - Chick Lit Plus – Review

June 30 - CarolineFardig – Guest Post

June 30 - Celia Kennedy – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

July 1 - JerseyGirl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

July 1 - Polishedand Bubbly – Review

July 2 - LivingLife With Joy – Review, Guest Post, Q&A  & Excerpt

July 6 Storm Goddess BookReviews  - Q&A 

July 6 - Romance Readers Club - Excerpt 

Author Bio:

I am an Australian author who writes contemporary women's fiction including chick lit and romance. I live on Sydney's Northern Beaches with my husband and daughter, and despite my dog phobia, with a dog called Skip.

I have written all my life especially as a child when I loved to write short stories and poetry. At University I studied Creative Writing as part of my Communication degree. Afterwards I was busy working in public relations I didn't write for pleasure for quite a few years although I wrote many media releases, brochures and newsletters. (And I still do in my day-job!)

When I began to write again I noticed a trend - writing dark unhappy stories made me unhappy. So I made a decision to write a novel with a happy ending and I have been writing happy stories ever since.
I have been a member of the writing group The Writer’s Dozen for eight years. Our anthology Better Than Chocolate raised over $10,000 for the charity Room to Read and helped build a library in South East Asia. I am also a member of the Romance Writers of Australia.
I have written five stand-alone romantic comedies and Any Way You Slice It, the first book in her new Upper Crust series.

To learn more about Monique McDonell and her upcoming books please visit her at


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