Monday, July 30, 2012

The Lust Garden Book Tour: Enter to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card and Autographed Books!


The Lust Garden

With her perfectly tousled blonde hair and pink, pouty lips, Gianna Salvani is the girl everyone loves to hate. She has it all -- fame, fortune and unrivaled beauty. But behind the seductive smile is an insecure girl who still grieves for the father she lost years ago. With a controversial new film in the can and the release of her debut album looming, Gianna is poised to take center stage. But when a shocking secret leaves her exposed, her fame will bring her face-to-face with a nightmare she never saw coming. Lurking in the shadow of her spotlight is an obsessed killer with plans of his own for Gianna. Ignited by his first conquest, Gianna’s greatest admirer begins a brutal hunt to claim her as the ultimate trophy in a string of look-alike murders. Motivated by envy, he forces himself into her seemingly untainted world and threatens to ruin everything she’s built by revealing a hidden tie that binds them. And if you knew his secret, you’d want to kill her, too.

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Billy Jolie graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in the Tampa Bay area.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Taming the Wolf Book Tour: Giveaway for a $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card and Signed Book! #TamingtheWolfBookTour


Taming the Wolf

Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery’s life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side.

It’s not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up, and it just so happens that Anna was the last to see them alive. She’ll have to work to prove her innocence and taming the wolf who bites first and asks questions never.

This book is not intended for readers under 18.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Captivate Children with Stories that Include Poetry

Guest Post by Thomas Weck

Young children can learn so much from reading their favorite books with a loved one. They learn by listening and participating in a way that actively encourages their imagination. If a child sees reading as a fun activity from the start, he will usually enjoy reading as he gets older.

The use of simple poetry can bring a story alive in a way that an “only prose” story cannot.

A repetitive poetic refrain can captivate. A child will often take “ownership” of a short verse and want to be the one who “reads” it.

The clever use of fonts (different size letters, color and shape) also can enhance a child’s enjoyment of the story (with a request for a re-read the next storytime or bedtime).

Anything from making flashcards to acting out the new words can be fun ways for children to learn and remember the new vocabulary. Searching for synonyms and antonyms in the poem can be turned into a fun scavenger hunt. For example, draw attention to an unusual or new word and talk about words with similar or opposite meanings. See how many words the child can find that she doesn’t know and do the same thing. It can be fun to search for nouns, adjectives, and verbs in the child’s favorite poems as well.

In my newest children’s book, The Labyrinth, I incorporate a small verse that is repeated five times at key points in the story. This delights children.

“Oh, Mean Ol’ Bean,
How he did scheme.
To be rid of the Queen,
That was his dream.”

For young children, the rhyming and natural rhythm draws them into a story. Adults get caught up in the fun of it as well. Who doesn’t still remember, “red fish, blue fish, one fish, two fish,” or “a person’s a person no matter how small”? Seuss and many other wonderful authors offer children so much. So, join in the fun and find books to read that include poetry and rhymes.

About the Author and the Lima Bear Stories

Thomas Weck is the creator and co-author -- with his son Peter -- of the Lima Bear Stories. Originally made-up bedtime stories he told his four children, the Lima Bear tales resurfaced when Weck’s son Peter had children. Peter remembered the stories and wanted to have his father write them down so that he could share them with his children. Father and son took it one step further and created Lima Bear Press to produce the stories as books that children everywhere can enjoy. The first three titles in this award-winning series were released in 2011: The Megasaurus, How Back-Back Got His Name, and The Cave Monster. The Labyrinth will be released in August 2012. The books are not only fun and funny, with great illustrations, but they also have an underlying message such as tolerance, honesty, courage, forgiveness, etc. Additionally, each book has an extended Learning and Activity section at the end where children can become active participants in the story experience. Learn more at LimaBearPress.com.



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Friday, July 6, 2012

Promotional Book Tours Group Tour: Enter to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a $50 Amazon Gift Card!




Welcome to Promotional Book Tours July 6 Group Tour! We have teamed up with 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to bring you a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a $50 Amazon Gift Card!



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Storm of Desire

Corporate attorney Samantha Greco needs some peace and quiet to come to a decision about her career. Instead, while an icy nor’easter rages outside, she finds herself trapped in a cottage on Fenwick Island with Aiden Rourke, a man she used five years ago when she ran from the heartbreak of her fiancĂ©’s betrayal.

Aiden Rourke has loved Sam for years. For one glorious night, she was his. But then she fled, wounding his ego and his heart. Thrown together again, they soon discover time hasn’t diminished their fiery passion for each other. Only Aiden has ever been able to melt Sam with just a look or a touch. But the fear that she’s like her mother, who used men mercilessly, scares Sam to death.

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Unbound

Toni went from being a doctor to the lover of a god in an instant. Remembering who she was, she’s now torn between her past self and her current love. Ben is stunned when Toni leaves and at the arrival of his long-lost love, Catherine, but her arrival doesn’t eradicate Toni from his mind. Unlikely allies will team up to get Toni back from the Lord of the Underworld, Hades, but it’s not Hades they need to worry about.

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Living Sensitive (Book 1 of the Delia Rhodes series)

In the small town of Willow Eve, Arkansas, feisty bartender, Delia Rhodes, lives a pretty normal life; if you consider having a ghost for a roommate, pixies as best friends and being one of the rarest hybrids to exist, normal. Her life is turned upside down when someone or something begins kidnapping pixies, and she is forced to find out who is behind it and why. If that wasn’t enough for her to deal with, Delia meets a delicious vampire hybrid with a very important event coming up: his registration. Will he survive? Will Delia solve the kidnappings or get dragged into the middle of something much deeper?

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Living Soul (Veiled Series)

Veiled from her previous existence as a gifted Angel, Tess is now a mere mortal growing up in foster care with her autistic foster brother, Dorian, and a twisted foster sister, Agatha -- whose main goal in life is to torture them both.

Tess’s life has been dull and average at best, but all that changes with one look. When she inadvertently gazes into the eyes of the most popular guy in school -- Alex Preston -- Tess sees a glimpse of her previous existence. Uncomprehending, Tess wonders what those memories are and why she now feels like she knows Alex better than anyone in this world. More importantly, why is he haunting her dreams? Dreams so vivid, that they blur the lines of reality, awakening a slew of inexplicable paranormal abilities she didn’t know she possessed.

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Hunter Moon (Lupine Series)

Bawling cattle tore Shelby Flint from her bed. With lawyer fees to pay in her struggle to keep her ranch from the clutches of her greedy cousins, she couldn’t afford the loss of even one calf. When she sees a large wolf circling her cows, she aims and fires. While the wolf escapes, Shelby can’t seem to get away from her troubles when a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, sabotaging her property and eventually coming after her. Adding to that, a handsome game warden is poking his nose into her business and working his way underneath her skin. Shelby will have to fight harder than she ever fought before to keep from losing her heart and everything she ever loved

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Broken Wings (Soul Searchers #1)

Rio Laraquette thought the legend was nothing more than an enchanted tale about star-crossed lovers who left behind a fortune. That is, until she figures out that she -- in a past life -- was the culprit who stole a shipment of gold and silver and buried it somewhere in the hills of northern Nevada. While searching for the treasure, Rio’s heart begins to ache for a man who’s been dead more than one hundred years. They say time heals all wounds, but what if it doesn’t...?

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All the Blue-Eyed Angels (Erin Solomon Mysteries #1)

“On my tenth birthday, I am baptized by fire.” So begins Erin Solomon’s story, on a remote island in Maine where the Payson Church and thirty-four of its members have just burned. When the smoke clears, only Erin and her father remain. The police rule the tragedy mass suicide, but Erin knows the truth: no one in the Church wanted to die. She just isn’t sure how much her father had to do with their deaths.

More than twenty years later, Erin is an investigative journalist still burdened with her father’s secrets. When she receives incontrovertible evidence that the Payson congregation was murdered, she can no longer hide from the truth. She returns to her hometown only to find an intricate conspiracy involving her parents...

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Cheyenne (Timeless #1)

Murder, romance, secrets and hidden pasts. Deception from every angle -- who’s telling the truth?

Cheyenne Wilson’s life is thrown into turmoil after her adoptive parents are killed in an accident. With only her best friend Colt to comfort her, she scours through the family archives, hoping to quell her grief. Instead she begins to unravel the mystery behind her birth parents and her secret heritage. She is a Timeless -- a being that ages one year for every hundred human years when they reach their twenties -- and of the royal line, destined to gain great power.

But Cheyenne has other problems. The ones who killed her parents want her too, and Colt is hiding something of his own. Surrounded by danger and with few she can trust, Cheyenne must face the dark truth of her past, and choose between a forbidden love that will forever hold her heart, or her destiny...

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Promises (Timeless #2)

Cheyenne is determined to seek the light of truth in a web of darkness, but at what cost?

Still reeling from the revelations of her secret birthright and fated betrothals, Cheyenne’s thoughts tumble over the whirlwind of life since the death of her parents. Vowing to close herself off to spare her heart more pain, she keeps her distance and seeks her own path. But Colt, Daniel and Callon are constantly at her side, not giving her room to breathe or let her come to terms with her destiny. At the same time, her transformation into a Timeless begins; a process that could very well kill her. As if that wasn’t enough, her enemies are still out for her blood, and nowhere is safe. Though new allies appear to protect her from the unseen dangers, which ones are friend and which are foe? And can Cheyenne stand the ultimate pain of all…

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Finding Alice (Alice Clark #1)

Cursed with an intense version of empathy, Alice runs from a wasted life to start a new one someplace where no one will know her: Hell, Michigan. Alice works at a hole-in-the-wall bar in the middle of nowhere, mostly keeping to herself to avoid the overwhelming emotions of those around her. Alice allows her best friend to convince her to take a few college classes without realizing it will drastically change her life forever. From her first day of class, she is hooked on him: his scent, his eyes, the way he talks to her inside her head.

Throughout her struggles, she learns about true love, true pain and the truth of her own heritage. Alice must quickly find out who she is because everyone else is out to find her. With Angels and Bounty Hunters in constant pursuit, she finds protection within a group of Fallen Angels. These Fallen Angels vow to do anything to protect her, for it is their belief she will save their kind and all of mankind.

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