Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Release Day Blast: LOVE FINDS A WAY Boxed set

Love Finds A Way
Boxed Set

Four unconventional love stories, from popular and bestselling romance authors,
(Margaret Ethridge ~ Karen Booth ~Kare Stivali ~ Holly Gilliatt)
each with sequels from Turquoise Morning Press
Limited time offer… $ .99
(Special Promotional Price)




BRING ME BACK by Karen Booth


Claire Abby was a starry-eyed teenager when she fantasized that British rock star Christopher Penman was her boyfriend. More than twenty years later, she's about to fall in love with him for real.


“Fast-paced, sexy and altogether irresistible. A flat-out fabulous read!”–New York Times Bestselling author Celia Rivenbark


“Ms. Booth has hit a home run with this riveting story that’s full of life, trials and tribulations, joy, but most of all, love.” –5 stars and a recommended read, BlackRaven’s Reviews


“If you are a fan of drama, humor and heart with a wonderful blend of bittersweet and delicious sensuality, then you need to read Bring Me Back. I’ve added it to my absolute favorites, the ones I curl up with when I’m down and need to remember to love and laugh and believe in magic.”–5 Stars, The Book Tart

Included on the Top Ten Romances of All Time list by Patience Bloom from Harlequin. An All-Romance bestseller.


Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. A former music industry exec, she loves to write about the world of backstage passes and band dynamics.




CONTENTMENT by Margaret Ethridge


Fifteen years after saying “I do”, Tracy Sullivan feels lost in a tangle of marriage, family, home, and career. Poised on the verge of losing it all, she embarks on a quest to redefine her life. With the help of a few good friends and the enduring love of her husband, she discovers that while happiness fleeting, contentment can last a lifetime.


“The story is honest, well told, and so sweet. I loved it.” –5 stars, Amazon bestselling author Jennifer Johnson

“You'll want that Hollywood ending that never happens in real life. What you will get a story that is so true to real life that it'll make your stomach twist and your heart hammer.” –5 stars, Another Look Book Reviews


“This is story-telling at its best.” –5 stars, Amazon customer review

“Have you not read Margaret Ethridge? Hop to it! Although she is a new author, her work is consistently intriguing, even while writing different romantic genres.” –Booking It

Margaret Ethridge is the Amazon bestselling author whose stories of life and love have made her a fan favorite and a Booksellers Best finalist. 





MEANT TO BE by Karen Stivali


Sometimes you're already committed to the wrong person when fate finally brings you the right one. Daniel and Marienne's friendship has helped them weather every hardship---now they're both secretly wondering if it can survive a first kiss.


Best Books of 2012 –Literati Literature Lovers (Meant To Be and its sequel Holding On)


Books That Rocked My World 2012 –Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Meant To Be is simply an amazing story that is heartwarming and genuine, it is one that will make you believe in soul mates.” –5 stars, Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“If you're looking for engaging, soulful characters, enough drama to take you through a myriad of emotions that entail everything from laughter to anger to crying, and enough passion to make you sizzle in all the right places, then Meant To Be is the book to read.” –5 stars and a Recommended Read, BlackRaven's Book Reviews

Karen Stivali is a multiple award winning author of contemporary and erotic romance. She writes novels about love...like real life, only hotter. 




′TIL ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Holly Gilliatt


Over the course of one winter, three best friends encounter what happens when love doesn’t go

according to plan.


“With the author's ease of putting words on paper, the story flows through your mind, connecting on a deep emotional level. You will find yourself hoping, gasping, shedding a tear or two and smiling with happiness as the story unfolds.”

–Literati Book Reviews

“Gilliatt creates characters who you connect with… The reader is placed in the middle of these three women’s lives; you experience their ups, their downs and their own journey of self-discovery.” –BestChickLit.com

“The main theme of this novel was friendship, but it’s followed very closely by love—and not just romantic love. …It’s fantastic.” –5 stars, Pink Fluffy Hearts


Holly Gilliatt writes funny, heartwarming tales of love and friendship. She is the author of two published novels with a third due out in July.




Release Date: April 29, 2014

Category: Mainstream Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Romantic Elements

Length: Four full-length novels, Boxed Set

ISBN: 978-1-62237-291-1


Ebook Price: $0.99

(Special Promotional Price)





These 4 great authors are giving away a $25 gift card to Turquoise Morning Press!

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Spotlight: ALL THINGS RETURNED by Ute Carbone + #giveaway

All Things Returned

Ute Carbone

Anton & Lenora Book 3
 Historical Romance Women’s Fiction

San Francisco

Anton and Lenora Boudreaux have settled into an idyllic cottage overlooking San Francisco Bay. They’ve left trouble behind them and found happily ever after—family, friends, and a business that has every expectation of being successful. Until the Willow sails into port.

The captain of Willow, Jacob Lowell, is privy to secrets that threaten Lenora’s reputation and Anton’s life. When Anton sails to Seattle on a business enterprise, Jacob tries to blackmail Lenora, threatening to expose all he knows and forcing her to make decisions that will test her love of Anton and her life with him.

All Things Returned is the third book in the Anton and Lenora historical novella series.


Buy Links:   Amazon    B&N    Champagne Books

About the Author:

Ute (who pronounces her name Oooh-tah) Carbone is an award winning author of women’s fiction, comedy, and romance. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, where she spends her days walking, eating chocolate and dreaming up stories.



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Ute is giving away 2 copies of books 1 and 2 in this series,

Sweet Lenora and To The Wind






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Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: STILL PHOTO by @kimharnes

Kim Harnes
Evernight Teen
Upper YA Contemporary Suspense Romance
62,760 words
Evernight Editor's Pick!
"This story is absolutely brilliant.  It is the best thing I've read as a fiction editor."  -- JC Chute
Jess Waterford's mother is evil.  Since she took off seven years ago--just days after Jess's ninth
birthday--without so much as a wave goodbye, Jess has always wondered what happened to her.  And despite the end of her mother's mental and physical abuse, the memories and the scars still remain.  Jess conceals the hurt within by practicing her photography, and by spending as much time as her dad will allow with her baseball star boyfriend, Brody Campbell.
Determined to make use of her new camera, Jess dives into photographing everything in sight.  But periodically the resulting prints are flawed, ever so slightly;  a smudge on a tree trunk; a blemish in the bus window.  These imperfections are not as random as they may seem, however, and Brody and Jess soon discover together that each of these pictures combine to form another image--the grisly image of a murder scene, with Jess's mother as the victim.
As the new photograph takes shape, Jess's desire to complete it consumes her, and Brody's health begins to deteriorate.  Torn between her quest to reveal her mother's killer and her continued worry over Brody's failing health, Jess finally finds the last piece to the puzzle, and the answer sends her world spiraling into depths from which she may never recover.
Evernight Teen     Amazon    Print    ARe    BookStrand
Review: (my apologies for posting late, oh the demands of a freshman in high school)

When I first read the blurb for this story, I knew I had to read the entire thing and I swear I was on the edge of my seat throughout!  Jess is such a complex character and so guarded but her photography helps to get her away from it all.  I think the whole dad relationship was also a really cool aspect to add to her complexity.  Most stories I've read tend to center on the mother/daughter relationship and don't get me wrong, I love my mom relationships (being a mama's girl :)) but this dad/daughter scenario totally captured my eye as well as my heart. 

Now there's Brody.  You know how people in general say boys are trouble?  Well he's definitely mastered that talent but telling you why might just give away more than I want to because you need to read it to find out :)  I really think he has to be the perfect boyfriend for Jess and he's totally terrified of her dad which is too dang cute!  I totally have a crush on him and I think our real-life world needs a few more of Brody.

This book is a real killer, insanely brilliant.  I couldn't put it down.  I finished it in a day if even that.

Still Photo is sure to hit best seller status and such an amazing debut novel for Kim Harnes.  I recommend this highly to any and all high schoolers my age, you won't be sorry !!!

an easy 5 leaves  ~



(14+ for violence, sexuality, and adult situations)
Brody’s temple began to pound with each beat of his heart and he tried to push the pain away with his fingertips. Try as he might, the throbbing continued to grow and he unwillingly exhaled an agonized moan.
“Are you okay, Brody?” Miss Wolfe, who probably didn’t want to witness a second apocalyptic episode in as many days, approached his desk.
Her voice was barely audible to Brody. The pain had grown rapidly and it was now so intense it pulsed bright screams across his forehead and down his neck. “Oh, God,” he mumbled and pressed his face against the desk. “Oh, God, what is happening to me?” He stood, but his head protested and his vision blurred. “Make it stop. Please make it stop.” He pleaded to anyone who would listen to put him out of his misery. His head shrieked again. Or did that noise come from him? “Please,” he begged. “Can’t somebody please make it stop?” Brody stammered and stumbled aimlessly, positive his head would soon explode and end his suffering. His leg banged into someone’s desk. He didn’t feel it, but it was hard enough to move it several meters across the floor. He vaguely heard someone protest as he stepped on her foot.
“Jessica.” Someone whispered her name. He didn’t know who’d done it or where they were but it sounded as if it were inside his own throbbing head. “Jessica.” Was he calling for her? Was someone going to get her? Would she be coming to help him? And could she make him better?
Just when he thought the pain couldn’t get any worse, another squeal of hurt detonated within his left eyebrow and buckled his knees. “Can’t someone please make it stop?” He implored one last time to anyone who may still be within earshot. He crawled across the linoleum, oblivious to anything but the searing sting like a white-hot sword twisting in his temple.
Exhausted and spent, he curled into the fetal position on the floor and waited for death to come and mercifully take him away, because he was sure that was the only thing that would release him from this torture.
His skull opened and whiteness entered.
The warm, bright light comforted him and he reached for it.
 “Jessica,” his head whispered again.
About the Author:
Kim Harnes learned to read at the age of two and never looked back.  Growing up as an avid lover of horror novels, campfire stories, and the obsession with ghost towns and cemeteries, it only made sense that her own writing would incorporate the paranormal, the bizarre, and the unexplained.  She is an award winning songwriter, an Active member of the SCBWI, and lives with her family and numerous pets in Sparks, Nevada.
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Book Blast: The Blog Affair by @Alissa_Baxter + #giveaway


The Blog Affair

 Alissa Baxter


Chick Lit/Contemporary
Ubuntu line from Decadent Publishing
Escape to Africa
246 pages 




Twenty-something, white, South African Emma Bradshaw has a pattern of falling for unsuitable men and starts a blog about these so-called “serial datists”. Her search for new beginnings takes her to Cape Town, where she gets a job working for sexy author, Nick Reynolds. Romance with her boss is a no-no, but slowly, Nick works his way around her defenses. Trust him, or not, especially with her awful track record with men?

When an anonymous male reader of the blog challenges her on her ideas about the male species, Emma realises she must confront her past and find her true self before she can move forward...and love can blossom again in her future.


Buy links:    Amazon US     Amazon UK     B&N    Decadent Publishing



Damn him. Damn him. Damn him. Like a bad apple, he just had to pop up in her new home. She’d left Durban to escape him, and here he was, back again, tormenting her as ever. Awful enough that memories of him were with her all the time, without him turning up in the flesh. And what flesh it was….

“You had a good time in Italy?” she inquired.

Phil nodded.

“Great. Well, I have things to do. Bye.”

“Running away, Em?”

Emma, who had starting walking toward the door, stopped in her tracks and turned around. “I’ve moved on, Phil.”

“You mean you’ve moved away. You haven’t moved on.”

“What makes you so sure?”

Phil gazed into her eyes before looking down at her mouth, and Emma swallowed hard. He always made her insides twist into knots, and the fact she couldn’t bear to be in the same room with him for even five minutes clearly showed she hadn’t moved on.

She had to put him behind her, though, and stop allowing him to upset her equilibrium to the degree he did.

But as she studied his once-loved face, she let out a tiny sigh. How did you just move on and forget someone? Especially when you’d once believed that someone was the love of your life?

She stood immobile for a long moment. Then, without a word, she turned around again and walked out of the room.


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Alissa Baxter was born in South Africa, and grew up with her nose in a book on a poultry and cattle farm. After school and university, where she majored in Political Science and French, she published her first novel, The Dashing Debutante. Alissa travelled to London, England, and did an odd assortment of jobs while researching her second novel, Lord Fenmore’s Wager, which she wrote after she moved back to South Africa and settled in Durban. Alissa then relocated to Cape Town where she wrote her third novel, Send and Receive, before moving to Johannesburg, where she currently lives with her husband and two sons.



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