Thursday, June 30, 2016

Drop Dead Handsome Book Blast

Blurb:
The Painted Lady Inn is open for business and limping along in the B and B world. A high school reunion package assembles Donna’s least desirable classmates, including the backstabbing cheerleader, her narcissistic high school crush, and Arnie, whose cheesy poem had everyone calling her, hot mama. It’s all something she liked to forget. These are the normal guests.

An octogenarian self-proclaimed sleuth, Father Christmas, a dognapping couple, and a pair who is copying everything in the Inn to set up their own competitive establishment rounds out the group. Maria, the sister-in-law, has a matchmaking agenda for Donna. Daniel, her brother, finds himself serving as a referee with one guest’s multiple wives.

High school reunions can be murder. Detective Mark Taber is on the trail of the murderer, when he isn’t interfering in a smitten Arnie’s determined bid to woo the no nonsense innkeeper.


Excerpt:
By the time, she had the salts swept up and the broom stowed, Terri arrived. The woman swept in with the same arrogance Cleopatra must have shown entering Rome. A disdainful head tilt announced she’d been in grander accommodations. No mistaking the woman, she looked the same, only tighter as if her skin had shrunk, making her face all angles without any soft curves.

 “Hello, Gentry, Terri, I have a reservation.”

Donna repressed an urge to remark that her presence made a reservation self-evident. “Yes, you do. Welcome to The Painted Lady Inn. Here’s your gift basket.” She pushed the remaining basket in Terri’s direction.

The woman pawed through the contents as her lips pulled down in a frown. “The bath salts that were advertised on the website ad are missing.”

Before she could answer, Terri continued.

“No way I can carry it and my luggage upstairs. I guess it’s too much to expect a backwater establishment like this would have an elevator?” Her sneer announced she already knew the answer.

“Here at The Painted Lady Inn, we strive for authenticity.” It seemed a better answer than no, we don’t have an elevator.

Terri raised both eyebrows as she stared down at Donna, who had picked up both the woman’s suitcase and basket. Normally, the woman wouldn’t have anything on her height wise, but with her hunched over like Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, she was at a disadvantage.

What did she have in the suitcase? Bricks? She stood, straightening her back and retaining as much dignity as possible. “You’re in B2.”

“Hmm. Should I assume there’s no running water?”

Count to ten. She inhaled deeply. While she didn’t think it was possible, the woman had grown even more malicious with age. “Excuse me?” Maybe she hadn’t heard right.

“If you’re trying to return to Victorian times, then they wouldn’t have running water.”



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Author Bio and Links:
M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands on approach.  Morgan’s daughter who manages a hotel provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog.  Murder Mansion is the first book in The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries. Overall, it is a fun series to create and read. Drop Dead Handsome is the second book in the series. Killer Review should be out in October 2016.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Prince's Bride Book Tour

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The Prince's Bride CoverHis Cinderella isn’t looking for a fairy tale…

Alicia Forkes went to a trendy club looking for a way to forget her troubles, and she found that in the arms of the gorgeous man who swept her off of her feet…and into one of the hottest encounters she’d ever had in her life. Awesome sex with a stranger is now something she can check off her bucket list.

Except he isn’t exactly a stranger. He’s the guy who broke her heart when they were teens, an experience she doesn’t plan on repeating. 

Prince Leo can’t believe he’s finally found the woman he’s loved for years, and she wants nothing to do with him. When she shows up at his office, she looks anything but princess-like. In fact, she’s cursing him to hell and back. She may not be Cinderella, but he’s determined to prove he’s the prince for her––even if it means letting her go.

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Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn't help that she can't keep her eyes off of her sexy boss - the one everyone else in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but the future of the company. 


Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn't believe in love or romance, but the look on his mother's face when Maggie tells her that she's his fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he goes along with the ruse. In his arms-and in his bed-she'd be everything he could ever want…which is why he can't have her. But if he doesn't let her go, they'll lose everything… 


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Diane Alberts
Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. 

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Cycle of the Six Moons Series NBtM

Blurb:
The Starriest Summer:
Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game.

The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this!

Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interference awakens the Cycle of the Six Moons, a series of devastating trials that will devour the universe.

Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen, but Michelle finds a secret weapon in her new-found powers. She uses them to rescue the crown prince of a powerful magic kingdom from their sworn enemies, a technologically-advanced cult that strives to eradicate magical blood.

Michelle starts to fall for Prince Jayse, the only one who believes Michelle to be a savior rather than a curse. But not even video games could prepare her for what the cult has in store for them…


An Eclipsing Autumn:
Deciding last minute to stay in Starrs, Michelle continues her epic adventure as Goddess. After all, learning how to save the world sure beats a year of pre-calculus. With her friends by her side, Michelle travels to a city of scholars to learn the lore of the Cycle of the Six Moons.

At first, the exotic retreat turns romantic, as Michelle spends her free time exchanging sweet letters with the crown prince, Jayse. But, during her studies, Michelle learns something that drastically changes her game plan. Powerful blood must be spilled to end the Cycle…blood that only runs through her veins and the prince destined to fall in love with her.

During a celebration honoring their enlightenment, Michelle and Jayse are whisked off to a rogue city as trophies of a tournament, where only the strongest can claim a taste of their blood. Gallant as ever, their guardian, Gediyon, enters to prevent harm to his friends. Unfortunately for the contestants, the Cycle’s latest trial prevents everyone from waking from a cursed slumber…


Excerpt:
“Mayor Rayel,” Gediyon says, “may I suggest… a healer?”

The mayor turns around and smiles.  “You follow my thoughts exactly, Gediyon.”

“Then tomorrow, I shall return to Arriscyal.”

I gasp.  “Ooh!  Can I come?”

The mayor and Gediyon exchange glances.  Gediyon says, “If that is what you wish, Michelle…” 

“Pft.  Duh!  What else am I gonna do?”

I’m not sure if they understand, but they don’t deny me.

Gediyon nods to Mayor Rayel.  “Michelle and I will return as soon as possible.”

“Very well,” Mayor Rayel says.  “Then off to bed with you both.  You have a long journey ahead.”

The mayor leaves outside and Gediyon smiles at me before beckoning me up the ladder.  I think I know what he’s so excited about.

I might’ve completed my first mission, but of course there’s more to this game.  Another rank:  the healer.  I can see her already.  She’s without a doubt going to be prettier than me and she’ll have bigger boobs.  She’ll probably be soft-spoken and so perfect and sweet that I’ll want to barf every time she graces my presence.  And Gediyon is probably in love with her.

Of course he is.  He probably had to rescue her on many accounts and she won him over with her damsel-in-distress-like lifestyle.  I don’t know why this bothers me so much.  I mean, I’m a little too young for Gediyon anyway, but I have a feeling I’ll become the third wheel once she joins our party.



Why Video Game Music Is the Best Music to Listen to While Writing

I’m a gamer.  I have been since elementary school.  One important element of video games that I found helped immerse me into a fantasy world was its music.  It’s designed to set the tone, help you concentrate on the task at hand, exemplifies the written dialogue of the characters you encounter, or even makes your heart race during boss battles.

Since I was about ten years old, I’ve used video game music to help set the scene.  Unlike pop songs or ballads, there are no lyrics to distract you, listener and fellow writer, from the words that you want to write.  Here are examples of the kind of music I listen to and the scenes they fit.

Setting up the hometown of your hero before adventure calls him forth?  Try the Outside Island theme from Wind Waker!

Feel the joy and innocence of everyday life?  Feel the peaceful breeze of the ocean?

Now, for the hero’s call!  Have the mysterious enemies raided your hero’s hometown and kidnapped his childhood best friend, thereby sending him out on his adventure to rescue her?  Try Sorrow from Xenoblade!

Do you feel the appropriately named “sorrow” and loss that you want your readers to feel from your words?

Next, your hero probably finds himself in a strange land, dangerous from his peaceful, sunny hometown.  Try Wind Scene from Chrono Trigger.

Do you feel the concern of a new place?  Do you feel the mystery and wonder lying beyond?  I sure do!  (This song is also incredibly nostalgic for me.  Chrono Trigger was the first game that really made me want to write.)

Now, let’s say, on his way to gather information about his abducted bestie, your hero stumbles across a pub, where he encounters a ragtag group of oddballs who are willing to help you out…for a price.  Try Tantalus’s Theme from Final Fantasy IX! 

Can’t you sense their hearts of gold with, um, a taste for gold?

Your hero’s hopes renewed, the world is now bright, and he and his companions cross stretching landscapes night and day!  Try Voyage from Chrono Cross’s home world!

Feel optimistic about what lies beyond the horizon!

Don’t forget about the really cool, distant, mysterious badass who catches wind of your plan to infiltrate the enemies’ fortress.  This cool guy waltzes in and steals the scene with how awesome he is.  Try Auron’s Theme from Final Fantasy X!  

Doesn’t the music help you picture the very way he walks and holds himself?

Say your hero and his newfound friends finally learn why the baddies abducted the hero’s bestie.  She’s actually been their kind all along!  She was first abducted when she was a baby, and someone in the hero’s hometown adopted her.  However, she’s now of age, which means that her powers have come forth, and her people want her back.  The hero might even have to kill her.  Try A Proposal from Dirge of Cerberus!  

The team then goes on to the enchanted fortress to encounter bestie.  She’s no longer the same person, and expresses her rightful duties among her true family.  Try A Sacrifice from Final Fantasy VIII!

Then they have to fight her!  Go Blinded by Light from Final Fantasy XIII!

But she stops herself from killing everyone!  By sealing herself in an unbreakable crystal within the earth that crumbles at the heroes’ feet!  Cue Once We Part Ways from Xenoblade! 

The team then finds themselves in another mysterious land, where badass cool guy encounters the soul of his dead wife.  Whom he had killed.  While under the influence of the evil baddies to whom the hero’s bestie is now empress.  (Wait, what?  I dunno, I’m making this up as I go.)  Try Departed Souls from Chrono Cross!

Badass cool guy’s dead wife tells everyone that they must continue forth!  Cue sad music that indicates everything will end in tragedy!  The Dream Will End Someday (I don’t care what the video says, that’s what I’ll always call it) from Final Fantasy X! 

They find hero’s bestie, and an evil spirit releases her body, initiating another boss battle!  Go Hopes and Dreams from Undertale! 

Then someone lovable and funny DIES!!! Aerith’s Theme from Final Fantasy VII!

Finally, after defeating some extensive quests, the hero releases bestie from her unbreakable crystal, and for the sake of the length of this post, all is well.  Cue happy ending music from Twilight Princess! 

Or, if you’re twisted and sadistic like me, and prefer a tragic ending, hero trades his soul for bestie’s and takes her place within the crystal as a sacrifice to the planet.  Try Final Fantasy X’s ending theme.

…Sixteen YouTube links later…

I hope the above demonstration helps you feel for yourself how listening to video game music while writing really helps a scene come to life.  The music is from video games I’ve played, and the songs are those that I’ve used personally when writing my own books.  If you’re unfamiliar with video game soundtracks, try out some of these OSTs!







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Author Bio and Links:
Adelle Yeung is the author of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy, a young adult fantasy adventure.

She is also a voice-over artist who can't go a day without a cup of tea. When she's not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures. She lives in California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.

She has provided script supervision for the independent animation, Shattered Heaven, and is head script editor and one of the co-writers for the upcoming game Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

The Purse VBT

Blurb:
When Lydia Blackwell visits her dying father for the last time, he reveals the deeply hidden truth about her mother. After the funeral, the stranger Derek Meade gifts her with a gorgeous antique purse. But before she has the chance to connect with the man who knew her father intimately, Lydia finds Derek murdered in his home.

Lieutenant Sonja MacIntosh is assigned to investigate Mr. Meade’s death, but her career on the force never prepared her for Lydia Blackwell. As Sonja works to solve the murder, Lydia takes the greatest risk of her life in leaving Chicago to search for clues to her mother’s past. Their instant attraction surprises them both, but even through the chaos Lydia can’t deny the intensity of her feelings for the strong willed Lieutenant.

Lydia’s possession of the antique purse throws her already chaotic life into a whirlwind of kidnapping, blackmail, vengeful mob bosses, and mind-numbing revelations. Through it all, Lydia must find the strength to accept herself – and those closest to her – despite their darkest secrets.


Excerpt:
As she walked into the bedroom, the smell of her father’s cologne lingered even through all the sickness that had been in the air. Stepping over to the deep walk-in closet, Lydia opened the double doors to reveal her father’s suits, ties, and shoes. She made a mental note to have Rosita donate her father’s clothes so they didn’t hang like a shrine. She stared at every inch of the closet until her eyes fell on a small shoebox buried on the top shelf. Lydia retrieved the step-ladder from within a hidden compartment in the closet’s wall and stood on it to pull down the shoebox. Without thinking, she strolled over to her father’s bed, sat down, and went through all the memories kept in the cardboard box.

Many were just baby pictures of Lydia, and then she discovered a picture of her mother when she was pregnant. How beautiful she was; she looked so happy and carefree. What in the world could have happened? More questions, no answers. Lydia decided to keep the picture with her. Digging deeper yet into the box, she also found pictures of her father and Derek together. They made a handsome couple, though it was still difficult to believe her father had been involved with a man. At least true love hadn’t escaped him as she’d previously thought.



Julie, thanks so much for stopping by. So, tell us a little about yourself.
Thank you, it’s my pleasure. I am from the Midwest, born in Iowa, and have lived most of my fifty-one years here. In my day job, I work with mentally ill adults. I have worked with disabled people for over twenty years. So many stories!


How did you get started writing?
I started writing poetry when I was a teenager, but I never really thought I could write a novel. I was in awe of authors I read and how they wove a story together. When I was in college, in my late-twenties, I wrote my first novel, and it just came together. I was amazed how much I enjoyed it.


What was the inspiration for your book?
A friend of mine showed me an antique purse she told me was sitting in a drawer at her grandmother’s house. Her grandmother said, “Your drunken grandfather probably won it in a poker game somewhere.” I started thinking about all of the places it could have been, the history of it, etc. It took on a life of its own.


What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
Literary fiction, though I don’t have a story in mind, yet, it’s something I’ve wanted to do. I want to do a story that is meaningful and hits the heart and soul of an issue—something people remember.


Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
Fantasy or science fiction. I don’t have enough of an interest to be knowledgeable. I have recently read a science fiction book called Prime Infinity by Ricky Dragoni and was surprised I liked it. It was a combination of science fiction and mystery written in first person which intrigued me.


What are you up to right now? Do you have any releases planned, or are you still writing?
I am in the process of editing my second novel, Dreamers and Thieves, which is due out in February 2017.

Here is a summary:
     In Bellevue, Nebraska, Marshall Galloway slaughters his parents and three sisters before blowing them up in the house his father built in a meticulous and devious plan to acquire his father’s business before his father changes his will. He thought he took care of everyone, but he left one sister, the youngest, Jade, for dead. It was his biggest mistake.
     Joseph Harding, a widowed horse rancher from Colorado, is driving on a back road when he sees debris from a massive explosion and nearly hits a woman standing in the road. She doesn’t know who she is or where she is from.
     Marshall Galloway gets away with murder and inherits millions from his family’s estate. For fifteen years, he builds the business and becomes a ruthless player in real estate properties and construction, escalating his father’s old company into a global market.
     Joseph Harding takes the girl with amnesia back to Colorado, to his horse rescue ranch. He names her “Grace” and teaches her horse therapy and a skill. Grace lives her life as an adopted daughter of Joseph for nearly fifteen years and helps to run the ranch. The only token she has of her former life is a jade green bracelet she was wearing. Her life is once again thrown into turmoil as tragedy happens and forces her to start over. Grace goes on with her life, and it would be good…if it weren’t for her brutal nightmares. As Grace makes new changes for the ranch, there is publicity that reaches Galloway Industries and Marshall Galloway himself. He wants her property. Grace, independent and stubborn, refuses to sell. The woman gets to Marshall, and he doesn’t know why…until he sees the jade green bracelet.
     Fifteen years later, he has to finish the job before she realizes the reason for her nightmares.


Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions. Favorite color?
Purple


Favorite movie?
Benjamin Button


Book that inspired you to become an author?
The Awakening by Kate Chopin. This was published at the turn of the century, and the author was blacklisted and banned. The book involves a woman who felt trapped by her marriage, her children, and the stifling attitude of the times. These were times when a woman was not supposed to have thoughts of her own or defy her husband or any man. The “awakening” is actually several that she has during the course of the book. I read this in college for a literary class and have been mesmerized ever since. It’s also relevant today with everything going on in politics.


You have one superpower. What is it?
Like Wonder Woman, I would like to have the Lasso of Truth. Something to make people always be honest so there can be no doubt.


You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
My grandmother, Ellen Degeneres, and Jade (a character from my second novel). My grandmother and I would have her favorite—fried pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, and creamed peas. I miss her humor and her laugh. Ellen Degeneres, I would love to sit and talk with her over coffee and a scone about how she really feels about being so public (and give her my book). Jade, I would love to prepare a homemade meal for her, have a glass of wine, and learn more about horses!


Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
I think I am most like Lydia from The Purse. She seems quiet, but she’s got a lot going on in her head that no one has a clue about. Sometimes she’s flighty and doesn’t know what she’s doing, but eventually finds her way.


That’s all from me, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Thank YOU! I enjoyed the questions!





Author Bio and Links:
Julie A. Burns is a native Iowan born in Marshalltown, Iowa and raised in Davenport, Iowa. After her parent’s divorce at age 7, she took to writing, whether it was her diary or poems about people she met or situations that bothered her. After graduating from high school in 1983, she spent time working as a Nurse’s Aide in different nursing homes in Iowa. In 1989, she gave birth to a daughter, Brittany and raised her as a single parent. In the same year, she enrolled at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 1994. Since then, Julie has spent time working with developmentally disabled adults and the mentally ill throughout Iowa and also in Wyoming, where she lived for 6 years. Julie currently lives in Waterloo, Iowa with her spouse. When she’s not writing, she enjoys being a grandmother to 3 year old Sophie.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Royal Surrender Cover Reveal

Synopsis:
Prince Amory longs to find his true love. 

Néstor Awada wants to be a servant no longer. 

Both yearn to find the man with whom they could fall in love. 

Each doubts their dream will come true. 

When word reaches Amory that his father is mistreating a new servant, he goes to save him. 

Prince and servant try to fight their growing feelings for each other to no avail. 

But is their love strong enough to breach the chasm forced on them by society?


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I love the intense looks (plus the man on the bottom reminds me of Castiel from Supernatural) and the gorgeous hair. And now, for an excerpt...


Excerpt:
PRINCE AMORY STORMED down the hallway toward the throne room, his trusted friend Covyll right behind him as always. He was glad Covyll had informed him. He’d tried so hard to be different from his family and had gained trust from servants he’d taken from them and employed to work solely for him. All these people in the castle might be servants, but they were still people; though it seemed he was the only one who understood that. Reaching the double doors, he took a deep breath. He and the king had never seen eye to eye on anything.

He pushed open the doors and strode in, approaching the king. “Father, stop this immediately.”

The king backhanded him, ignoring the soft gasps of his couriers. His icy tone matched the cold look in his eyes. “Do not talk to me like that. I am your king first, and I can do as I please.”

“You have always been the king first. Not once have you ever been a father to me. You’ve treated me like a bastard child all these years.”

The servant shifted, biting his lip and attempting to stifle the groan the movement caused. Amory could tell the man’s knees were aching. How long had Floyd kept him in this position? Another furtive attempt to move away caught the king’s attention and he dealt another blow to the servant’s already-reddened face. Raising his arm once more, the king snarled when Amory grabbed it, holding it in midair.

“Unhand me,” the king commanded, staring daggers at Amory.

The prince stood between his father and the servant. He didn’t speak right away, and when he did, he lowered his tone, never breaking eye contact. “With your merciful permission, Your Majesty, I’ll take him. He’ll answer to me, or to Covyll if I am not present.” He paused, choosing his words. “A king of your stature shouldn’t be worrying about the affairs of one lone servant.” 


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PERCI T. BROOKS is the author of Yaoi (m/m) and Yuri (f/f). She’s been writing since the age of ten and started off writing just little stories. As she got older, she was able to create her own characters and plots. She loves to write. Becoming an author has always been her dream.

Perci enjoys reading, writing, poetry, anime, manga, Japanese music, cats, cows, Japanese history, Japanese movies. She is a total cat lover and loves to inspire others.

Miss Brooks lives to inspire others. She was born with medical problems, is hearing impaired and has disabilities and thought she would never become an author.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Taking the Plunge Book Blitz

Synopsis:
Jane “CK” Monterrey is an inexperienced Cincinnati private eye whose world is flipped when local millionaire George Halberran plunges to his death outside her office window. Hired by George’s eccentric mother, Vucktoria, to investigate her son’s death, Jane has no idea how messy things can get. With the help of sexy Officer Brad Hyatt, her nosy mother and all sorts of quirky new friends—from little numismatics to a monkey that dances to Michael Jackson’s Thriller—Jane stumbles along trying to find out if George really was murdered without getting hurt herself. 


Meet the Author:
Ever since Scott’s mother denied naming him Scott Fitzgerald Kramer, writing has been in his blood. He watched his grandfather use an old-fashioned typewriter to compose memories about his grandmother. Finding out quickly that typewriters didn’t like him, Scott began carrying a scrap of paper and a pencil. Word processing changed his fate.

Scott lives in Cincinnati with his beautiful wife and two adorable little girls. During the day, Scott as Mr. Kramer terrorizes sixth grade students, forcing them to read and write. Slowly, they come to realize that reading is fun and writing is something they have to do to pass his class.

Taking the Plunge is Scott’s first novel in the Jane Monterrey Mystery Series. The second book Trouble Comes in Pairs will be published. You can visit Scott at http://scottjkramer.wordpress.com/


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Independence Daze Book Blitz

Synopsis:
Paul and Hamish are at it and at each other, again in the third installment of A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly’s best-selling BDSM Voyages series.

Paul and Hamish may be married but that doesn’t mean their sex life has to be a snore fest. These guys always give each other exactly what they need when they can find time in their busy lives. In between feeding Hamish’s ravenous, pregnant sister, and negotiating relationships with deadbeat, rock star fathers, the lovers are always looking for ways to spice things up.

This time, overworked Paul is in for it when Hamish decides to take him on a special retreat that involves a yurt, a Peruvian shaman, and some noxious liquid that wipes out all limits to the imagination. Independence Day never saw anything like this coming!


Excerpt:
I walked out of the plant at two in the morning. It was at this point that I permitted myself to feel it. I was dead tired and it was chilly. I regretted not bringing a jacket but then I hadn’t expected it to take so damn long, or for the night to turn cold. I had to keep reminding myself that for a coastal state, California was desert. Outside, I put up the top of the convertible and texted the office with a reminder to bill the plant and also make a report in the morning.

When I pulled up into our driveway, I turned off the engine and closed my eyes. I almost fell asleep there. I think I would have if not for who I knew was waiting for me inside. Although, I was pretty sure Hamish had conked out at this hour. With all the energy I had left, I walked up to the door and put the key in the lock. Thankfully, Hamish had left the alarm off.

I walked inside, locked the door and set the alarm. As I climbed the stairs I noticed a light on in the master bedroom. Hamish sometimes fell asleep reading so I tried to be quiet anyway as I crept in. I paused, my brow wrinkling as I heard a low buzzing sound coming from the bed. My eyes widened when I saw Hamish lying flat on his back with his slave collar on. He’d attached the collar’s chain to the bed post. Two other chains with nipple clamps lay on his chest. I guess he expected me to do the honors by installing those.

I smiled as I came around to the bottom of the bed. Both his legs were raised and spread wide in the air, resting on leather stirrups we’d attached overhead. A rather large vibrating butt plug protruded from his ass, and his cock was strapped nicely with a studded leather cuff.

“Your hands are free,” I said, my cock stiffening as I slowly ran my gaze over him.

He smiled. “I can fight if you try anything I don’t like.”

Hamish used to be a boxer. No one messed with him unless he wanted it. Right now, he wanted it…badly. “So you’ve been busy.”

“You told me to stay awake, remember?”

“All this for me,” I said, straddling his waist and grabbing both wrists. He was breathing hard as he looked up at me. I wasn’t so tired anymore. I reached over to get the padded cuffs we had tucked behind the bed. I brought up one and attached his wrist. Hamish made quite a show of struggling.

I attached the other cuff and leaned back. “My, my, all mine to play with.”

“I’ll scream,” he threatened with that gleam in his eyes. “A stranger coming into my house to have his way with me. If I make a lot of noise,” Hamish explained, “the police will come.”

“Not if they can’t hear you, they won’t,” I whispered.



Meet the Authors:
A.J. Llewellyn
A.J. Llewellyn’s obsession with myth, magic, love, and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.’s days are spent writing, reading and dreaming up new worlds. A.J. has definitely stopped Google-searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste test every cupcake in the universe to produce over 200 published gay erotic romance novels.

A.J. wants you to read them all. A.J. can be found lurking on Facebook and Twitter—part-time class clown being another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.’s other passions include juggling, kite-boarding, and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Pearl’s Peril and Farm Heroes Saga.

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D.J. Manly
I write not only for my own pleasure, but for the pleasure of my readers. I can't remember a time in my life when I haven't written and told stories. When I'm not writing, I'm dreaming about writing. Eroticism between consenting adults, in all its many forms is the icing on the cake of life but one does not live by sex alone. The story of how two people find love in spite of the odds is what really turns me on.

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