Thursday, March 15, 2018

Release Day! The Mage Heir (The Life Siphon Book 2) by Kathryn Sommerlot with Giveaway

Welcome to the release day celebration for Kathryn Sommerlot's latest book, The Mage Heir. It's the second book in her Life Siphon series. Check out an excerpt and then get your own copy of both books. The first book is just 99 cents. You can also enter the giveaway for a free e-copy of The Mage Heir. Thanks for stopping by to check it out and best of luck entering!

The Mage Heir

Traitor: that’s what Tatsu is now. On the run from both Runon and Chayd, Tatsu and Yudai’s only hope for survival is to disappear into the wilds. However, when the siphon’s deadly curse returns, they have no choice but to travel into the desert kingdom of Joesar in search of a cure.

Battling the unforgiving elements of the sands, Tatsu starts to realize that the path towards destroying the siphon may claim Yudai’s life. Time is running out as Nota’s fury—and the siphon’s hunger—begin to spiral wildly beyond their control.

As their options slowly fall away, the only thing Tatsu and Yudai can count on is each other.

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The Mage Heir on Amazon
Book One (The Life Siphon) on Amazon

Read an Excerpt

Tatsu didn’t mind sleeping under the leaves, but Yudai’s agitation seemed to grow as the sky darkened. He paced back and forth between two ancient tree trunks with his hands clasped behind his back, over and over, until the stars came out. 
“You’re going to have to sleep eventually,” Tatsu pointed out, voice mild, once the moon was high overhead. It earned him a growl in reply. “Please just sit down.” 
“This clearing will be dead by morning,” Yudai snapped. When he turned to retrace his steps again, Tatsu could see the twist of his fingers clenched together in tight fists. 
“You can’t do anything about it, so there’s no point in blaming yourself. It’s probably just making the whole thing worse.” 
The look Yudai threw him was dubious at best, but evidently, the possibility was difficult to ignore. Yudai eventually settled himself down between two patches of yellow-green weeds, and he ran his finger over his lip a few times before his eyes flickered up towards Tatsu. “Distract me.” 
“You could ask nicely,” Tatsu said. 
One corner of Yudai’s mouth quirked upward. “I could,” he agreed, and said nothing more. 
“Did you know that my mother had other children?” 
Yudai blinked and sat back, face slackening. “Good distraction."

About Kathryn Sommerlot

Kathryn didn't major in creative writing, but never stopped believing. She survives on books, strong coffee, craft beer, puppies, and the Oxford comma. She currently lives in Japan with her husband and teaches high school English to shape the next generation of young minds. She also comma splices like it's going out of style.


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Reading His Submissive (Restrained Fantasies Book 2) by Brandi Evans with Giveaway

Welcome to the Blurb Blitz tour for Reading His Submissive by Brandi Evans and hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions! Here you'll have a chance to read an excerpt before downloading your own copy of the book. Be sure to leave a comment for the author. And then follow along the tour for multiple chances to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Best of luck entering and thanks for stopping by!

Reading His Submissive


I’ve spent my life depending on one person: myself. I’ve learned the hard way other people will only let me down. I’ve worked for everything I have, but thanks to my drug-addicted mother, I’m about to lose the one thing I’ve craved for years. Needing to make some extra cash, I ask my boss at Restrained Fantasies, a Dallas BDSM club, for some extra shifts. Much to my chagrin, Master Carter Burkes is with him, and Carter leaps to my rescue, bound and determined to save me—only I’m not the kind of girl who needs to be saved.


I can’t sit by while Raven, a recurring figure in my fantasies, is in trouble. My job as a detective keeps me busy, but I’m not looking for a relationship, just a sub to assist with a class I’m teaching: Reading Your Submissive. Raven always claimed she wasn’t a member of the lifestyle, so imagine my surprise when I discover a budding submissive inside her. She gets under my skin in ways I can’t fight, but emotions are dangerous. I learned that the hard way. Is getting close to Raven a mistake? Will I destroy her life like I destroyed the life of the only woman I’ve ever loved?

This is book two in the Restrained Fantasies series but can be read as a standalone.

Publisher’s Note: This romance is intended for adults only. It contains elements of danger, suspense, mystery, BDSM, sensual scenes, romance and adult language. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.

Read an excerpt:

Raven punched the elevator button and waited for the doors to open. Damn her fucking mother. Damn her, damn her, damn her. Ten thousand dollars. How the hell was Raven supposed to come up with that kind of money by the end of the month?

Who fucking screwed over their own child this way?

She fisted her hands at her side and fought the urge to punch more than the elevator button. Taking out another loan or getting new credit cards with credit limits large enough to help was out of the question. She was over-extended as it was; served her right for trying to help the bitch in the first place. After helping her mom out with attorney fees and bail after her last arrest, Raven had been left holding the bag. She still couldn’t believe her mom had skipped on bail. Again. And crazier still, Raven didn’t know why she’d bothered helping in the first place. That had been her first—twentieth?—mistake.

Meth was slowly destroying Raven’s life, and she’d never touched the stuff.

The elevator doors slid open, and Viv Michaels strutted through. Viv was the boss’ sub and the love of his life. She was a sweet, vivacious woman Raven had come to like a lot.

Viv was dressed in her usual club fare. Black fuck-me boots, red miniskirt, and a matching leather corset which barely contained her ample breasts. She was the boss’ perfect match in every way—and it made Raven a whole lot envious. She’d never trusted anyone enough to let them in, let alone have what Viv and the boss had.

Viv’s lips curved into a friendly smile. “Hey, Raven. How’re you?”

Raven forced herself to return the other woman’s smile. “I’m good.”

Viv’s gaze sharpened. “You sure? You look… upset.”

Just having a bit of a tough time today, but everything will work itself out. It always does.” More likely it won’t. It never did.

Over the years, she’d gotten damn good at lying about her emotions or redirecting the conversation, so with luck, Viv would take the near-lie at face value and move on. Because this problem wouldn’t work itself out. She might as well face reality and get used to it.

She’d be homeless by the end of the month. Viv placed her hand on Raven’s arm and gave it a reassuring squeeze.

Okay. Just know I’m here if you need to talk.”

The offer warmed Raven. Part of her acknowledged the impulse to accept Viv’s offer, hug her close, and let the tears come. The other part, however, the stronger part, reminded her trusting another person only ended in disaster. She’d had enough tragedies in her life already. The only person she could depend on was herself.

I’ll keep your offer in mind,” Raven lied.

Good.” Viv flashed another smile and then headed toward the boss’ office. She seemed so sweet and sincere. Maybe, if Raven was very lucky, she could trust Viv.

Yeah, and maybe someday, Raven would have more than two fond memories of her mother.

Raven stepped onto the elevator and pressed the button for the ground floor. She still needed to go home before her regular shift. She’d come straight from the bank, and she wasn’t exactly dressed for—

Hey, Raven, wait up!” Someone forced their arm through the sliding doors and kept them from closing. When they opened again, she found herself staring at the handsome face of Carter Burkes. And her libido jumped to immediate attention; it usually did when he was around.

The sexy cop might be close to ten years her senior, but he wore his age like a badge of honor. Defined biceps and triceps bulged from the sleeves of his black T-shirt. The cotton stretched over his trim torso in all the right places, and his leather pants did little to cover the contour of muscular legs she’d admired more than once in the club.

A few strands of gray decorated the hair at his temples; otherwise, the perfectly messy brown locks appeared thick and lush. More than once, she’d had to squash the temptation to bury her fingers into the strands just to see if they were as soft as she’d imagined.

A day’s worth of growth covered his cheeks and square jawline. And damn those dimples. Why’d they have to amp his fuckability to stupid levels? Didn’t she have enough shit to worry about?

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About Brandi Evans

Brandi Evans was raised by a caravan of traveling Gypsies. She spent her days learning the ways of her people and her nights lost in legends as old as time. Okay, not really, but that's way more interesting than the truth!

In reality, Brandi grew up the oldest child of an ordinary family. Grade school, middle school, high school. Nothing extraordinary happened until she left the nest. She joined the military, went to college, got married, and became a mom. And somewhere along the way, she discovered she liked to read—and write!—stories hot enough to melt eReaders.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Review of Chirp by Ann Everett


A woman hiding from her future…..
Heiress to the largest steel company in America, twenty-year-old, socially awkward Blaze Bledsoe hides out at Dessie Bishop’s farm. For the last three years, Blaze has eluded one investigator after another, but just when she thinks she’s safe, a PI closes in. Her luck is about to run out in more ways than one.
A man running from his past….
Rance Keller, a tough, hard-living ex-con, fresh out of prison for a crime he didn’t commit, arrives to claim the house his grandmother left him. Finding a strange girl living there, his plans for a solitary life take a turn. Her lack of modesty, no filter, and word of the day fetish baffles him, but those big green eyes and sweet mouth have him losing sleep.
Welcome to Bluebird, Texas
Where two damaged people with secrets, discover trust can lead to passion.
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**My thoughts**
What intrigued me the most about the book and sparked an interest in me was a teaser saying that the main character was a girl who had Asperger's Syndrome. I have been working with this community for almost 20 years and was curious to see if someone could actually pull off the nuances of the population without being cliche and stereotypical, as well as capturing how it could affect a romance. I have to say that I wasn't disappointed at all. 

Blaze's quirky nature is simply called being socially awkward throughout the book and the label is never used, which is fine. I had to chuckle at some of her quirks and interpretations of situations because I have seen them in real life. I applauded her for being aware that she interpreted her world differently and for saying as much to others around her and for trying to learn how to navigate in society. I also really liked the peek into her creative mind and processes.

Rance was tougher for me to swallow. He is an ex-con who was wrongfully convicted, but still maintains a tough exterior for protection. He is overcome with attraction for Blaze and wants to protect her, from her past, from society as a whole, and even from himself at times. He can be harsh and does one thing in particular that I don't know if I could forgive him for doing. But he does eventually make up for it all and becomes quite wonderful.

The two of them have a smoldering attraction to each other that takes its time to ignite and grow. If you don't like steamy sex scenes, you'll want to skip this one, or at least fast forward through those parts. (I recommend reading it anyway, and just skipping those pages if you don't like those kinds of scenes.) They go through one heck of a roller coaster ride as they find out more about each other and each other's pasts. Some of their experiences are definitely not an everyday experience for the rest of us, such as being an heiress who has a private detective hot on her trail. But so much of the story felt real to me that I didn't mind suspending a bit of reality. After all, this is fiction, and we want to go to a different world.

There was just so much about this book that I loved that I don't know how to put into words. I hated it when I got interrupted and had to do something else, because I just wanted to sit and read. And I was sad when it ended. I want more of Blaze and Rance!

 About Ann Everett

Award winning and Amazon Best-Selling author, Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking at conferences and to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.

Her short stories have appeared in The Green Silk Journal, Snag Today, and Story Teller Magazine.

A top reviewer on, she lives on a small lake in Northeast Texas where she writes, bakes, and fights her addiction to Diet Dr. Pepper.

She’s been featured on:
  • Proud of East Texas with Joan Hallmark, KLTV-TV, Tyler, Texas
  • East Texas Live and Mid-day, KETK-TV, Tyler, Texas
  • KTSS-TV, Hope, Arkansas
  • The Authors Show with Don McCauley, Internet radio show
  • The Chandler & Brownsboro Statesman, Chandler, Texas
  • The Daily Tribune, Mt. Pleasant, Texas
  • Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler, Texas
  • InMagazine, East Texas

Ten things you won’t know about Ann by reading her bio:

  1. She’s married to her high school sweetheart.
  2. She loves shopping at thrift stores.
  3. She doesn’t remember her first kiss. 
  4. She hates talking on the telephone.
  5. A really sharp pencil makes her happy.
  6. She secretly wants to get a tattoo. 
  7. She’s thankful wrinkles aren’t painful.
  8. She thinks everyone should own a pair of cowboy boots.
  9. She sucks at math.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Ginger Talbot is a fan of dark chocolate, dark romance, and talking about herself in the third person. She's a restlesssoul who's wandered from coast to coast, and can generally be found in the local bookstore coffeeshop, flipping through the pages of a romance or thriller, and overindulging in lattes. She majored in journalism and, in days of yore, worked as a newspaper reporter covering cops and courts, and then went on to work as a patient care tech in an emergency room. She's also done stints as the world's worst secretary and a mediocre cocktail waitress. Now she sits around all day making up stories about sexy, dominant Alpha-holes and the smart-mouthed, sassy women who love to hate to love them.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Read an excerpt from The Fighting Lancasters by Deb Julienne, part of the Lawbreakers set

Welcome to the Blurb Blitz Tour for Lawbreakers, a collection of contemporary romantic suspense stories from authors Deb Julienne, January George, Viviana MacKade, and Daryl Devore. Today's stop on the tour features an excerpt from The Fighting Lancasters by Deb Julienne. Enjoy your peek into this set and then be sure to download your own copy! Learn about the other stories contained within by visiting other stops along the tour. Also remember to leave comments for the authors and enter the giveaway along the way!

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If you like strong women who take a detour from the straight and narrow, this collection is for you! From computer hackers to art heists, to a mysterious woman reclaiming her legacy and a re-telling of a classic with a billionaire twist, this box set has it all.

Join us for a ride-along on the wrong side of the law, and see if you fall in love with a Lawbreaker.

Collection includes The Fighting Lancasters by Deb Julienne, Two Truths and a Lie by Daryl Devoré, The Storm and the Sea by January George and Painted Love by Viviana MacKade.

The Fighting Lancasters

Chrysanthemum Lancaster is a geek to the core. The youngest of three children, all geniuses, and yet they have trouble fitting into their own family. Chrys has always felt stupid when compared with her elder brother the financial wizard, and ugly when beside her older international super model sister. The only place she feels comfortable is on the computer where no one can see her. When their father is killed, the three Lancaster’s must quit their bickering and find a way to get along. While her siblings believe the police report that it was an accident, wrong place, wrong time, Chrys takes it into her own hands and contact an old hacker buddy to help her discover the truth. Along the way the three siblings find themselves embroiled in a bitter fight between Lancaster Pharmaceuticals and the Board of Directors accusing them of stealing and selling the three patent pending serum breakthroughs on the big C to the highest bidder.

Nicholas Porter aka The Dark Knight, at one time was well on his way to a life behind bars for hacking into the Government database, the National Treasury, and the White House for the fun of it. Thanks to his current boss, who saw the brilliance in him, he now works for the FBI Cyber Crimes Team. When his old sidekick, 4n0m@ly, contacts him begging for his computer skills to uncover a murderer, three things soon become abundantly clear: 1) Can he use his Federal skills to help an old friend? 2) Will he have to break a promise to the man who saved his life? 3) What happens when 4n0m@ly turns out to be a very pretty female trying to save her family legacy, find a killer behind the death of her father, and if it’s the same person who stole the secret recipe that was about to go public as a cure for Cancer.

Read an excerpt:
“Is this an honest conversation?”

“Of course! Why?”

“Because I’m twenty-four years old and this is the first time you’ve ever had a conversation with me.”

“Come on, Chrys, don’t play stupid, it doesn’t become you. You were Mother and Father’s favorite.”

“Bull that’s you and Frank.” Chrys clutched her head.

“Seriously?” Lily stood up and glared down at her.

“Do you have any idea what it’s like having to live up to the fact that Frank’s the financial whiz who made his first million before he turned twenty-one? And then there’s Princess Lily. The beauty and the brains. You’ve been on every continent in the world, worn the most incredible gowns, mingled with royalty, and rubbed elbows with the handsomest men on the planet. How’s a computer nerd supposed to compete with that?”

“You’re joking, right?” Lily said.

“Between you and Frank, I didn’t stand a chance. Do you know what my handle is?”

“What’s a handle?”

Chrys chuckled. “My online name in the computer chat rooms. It’s Anomaly. Do you know what an anomaly is? Look it up, you’ll find my picture and the definition: one that is abnormal or doesn’t fit in. Why do you think I hang out on the computer? It’s my hiding place.”

About Deb Julienne

Deb Julienne is a USA Today Bestselling Author. While some say truth is stranger than fiction, Deb’s experience runs more along the lines of a slap-stick comedy. She believes when life tosses you lemons the only thing to do is to turn it into Limoncello. In fact, her life has been one big fat romantic comedy…of errors. It’s not a matter of “if” it can go wrong, but how bad when it does happen, and make no mistake…it will. Survival with a sense of humor is the goal.


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Friday, February 16, 2018

A Disaster That Penetrates (Broken Love Series) by Jeffrey Hickory

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A Disaster That Penetrates

Number One Rated True Love Story for 2018!!! Selene Moon had never thought that she would be on the receiving end of such a set of cards. During her teenage years, her mother and father always seemed to find a way to move the family around. Causing Selene's life to be a little displaced. Because she had to move around with them, She rarely found herself attaching to others. All of this changed after coming to New York, when she met her childhood sweetheart James. it was what they call 'Love at first sight'. Although, some may call this fate, Fate, as is said in so many words, is not always in the best of moods. Fate can turn her back and become free of those that are in her favor. Leaving those behind who do not interest her anymore. And so, Fate left and Selene Moon, again, had to pack up and move. Putting her in a disastrous position. Being torn involuntarily from her true love and questioning when, where and how will they ever meet again. Many years later, a disaster uproots her. With the end of the world in literal sight, Selene collides with Fate yet again. What will Fate have to say? This question could only be answered in this romantic tale of second chance Love and Disaster.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Review of Don't Let Him Go (I Want Morrison Book 1) by Kay Harris

Kay Harris delivers a new novel that kicks off a brand new series of quick romances that take you and the characters on a roller coaster ride of emotion. I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. You'll also find affiliate links here, which may help me earn a few extra pennies in case you choose to make a purchase through them. Be sure to check out the excerpt and my review and then enter the giveaway below. If you comment, Kay will respond. And following the tour gives you plenty more chances to win!

Don't Let Him Go

Candace Gleason passed the bar, landed a great job, and is making a killer salary--basically, all of her dreams are coming true. Until she’s assigned to keep the boss’s petulant son out of trouble.

Jack Morrison is the rebellious black sheep of a mighty real estate family. He runs a nonprofit whose mission is to save poor people from evil corporations, like the one his own family owns. He is obnoxious, ridiculously charming, and insanely hot. He is the bane of Candace’s very existence.

Sparks fly from the moment they meet. Candace suddenly has more to worry about than keeping Jack out of jail. She has to keep him out of her heart.

Read an excerpt:
I folded my arms across my chest and glared at Jack as he moseyed into the room. “You ambushed me.”

Jack came to a stop a few feet away and nodded. “I did.”

“That’s it?” I spread my arms out and leaned forward. My voice rose despite my effort to control it. “That’s all you have to say?”

“What do you want me to say? You’re smart. You can see what I did back there. I used you for my own gain.”

“You’re a prick!”

“I’m not surprised you feel that way. But I am sorry you had to get caught in the crossfire.” He moved to the couch and took a seat in the middle of it, purposefully giving me the high ground.

He slung his arms over the back of the couch casually, making him look like an arrogant ass. And that is exactly what I thought of him at that moment. So I called him on his supposed apology. “Are you?”

“Yes, I am. But you’re not innocent, Candie. You put yourself in this position by going to work for Morrison.”

“It’s Candace!” I shouted, on the edge of insanity.

He didn’t respond. He just looked at me with that infuriatingly handsome face and waited, an amused grin dancing on his face.

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**My thoughts**

Yes, this is another one of those stories where the main character falls head over heels for the rich leading man and they tumble into a quick and intense romance. But what is different this time, to me, is the growth that the two characters go through as the story progresses. Candace grew up with a couple of hippies always fighting the good fight, but always wanted to live the rich, lavish life. Jack grew up in that rich, lavish life, and preferred to be the one fighting the good fight. It's these opposite ideals in life that actually make them perfectly compatible in every way because they complement each other so well. It turns out they actually want the same things out of life, only use different tactics to get there. And they need each other to pull it off.

The fire in their relationship is based on their individual intensities. That intensity fuels the fire more and more, creating a passion for love and each other, but also a passion in their own lives and what they do. Another thing I liked about this story is how that passion contributes to events over time that prevent them from having a perfect storybook romance. They have one huge defining battle and a then a couple more sprinkled along the way. That part gives more of a sense of realism in their relationship.

I will admit that I still do have a hard time with these super intense, quick romances. And I'm not sure if I could be so forgiving so quickly for what appears to be a huge betrayal. Nevertheless, this book was an enjoyable way to spend a cold winter's evening. It's very clear that there is to be another book in  the series, thanks to a cliffhanger in the epilogue. But fear not, cliffhanger haters. The main story is clearly resolved and this was just meant as a bit of a teaser of what is to come should you decide to continue with the series. You should feel fulfilled.

About Kay Harris

Kay Harris has had a diverse career with jobs ranging from college professor to park ranger. Now she adds author to her repertoire. Kay writes romance novels that contain a little bit of sweet, a dash of sexy, a touch of heartbreak, and a whole lot of fun!

Kay grew up in the Midwest and has since lived all over the western United States including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. She loves to hike, is obsessed with museums, and enjoys taking her extremely tall and very handsome husband on adventures.

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