Monday, 24 August 2015

Girl Code: An Anthology: Interview + Giveaway



Girl Code
Anthology of 4 stories: HOPE, LIVE, FAITH, and PERSISTENCE
by Jessica Jayne, Lea Brosen, Cait Jarrod, and DC Stone


Genre: erotic romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer


Four best friends struggle with decisions that affect their lives, their hearts, and their futures. As sisters, they embrace the Girl Code.

HOPE
Jessica Jayne
Josephine "Joey" Lockhart escapes her past, herself and her home town of Pearl, Ohio to Florida after high school. Years later, she meets a man that refuses to let her hide behind her camera lens and encourages her out of her shell. Will he be the one to push her to feel for the first time?


 LIVE – Lea Brosen
After seven years in drug hell, detoxing Juliette "Juls" Carrington returns to her hometown Pearl to attend her grandmother's burial. Once more rejected by her family, she has a swim in a pond nearby when a mysterious camper, an ex-drunk, coaxes her to come to his hut in the woods. Together they must fight their inner demons for a chance to love...and live.

FAITH – Cait Jarrod
Selena Bodine escaped into the United States Air Force to leave behind a painful past and the one man who she refused to let herself love. Years later, an urgent call from her father brings her back to Pearl, Ohio and face to face with the man she still loves. But will the secret that Cullen is investigating her threaten their second chance?

PERSISTENCE – DC Stone

Laydi Michaels has been running away from her past and bad memories for years. Finding herself wasn’t an easy task, but she’s managed to finally get to a point to where she wants to be. Only to wake up married to her boss….who fired her the night before. Wrapped in a case that puts her life in danger, and dealing with a grave situation back home in Pearl, Laydi figures out she wasn’t close to finding herself, and now, she’s risked everything.

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All proceeds from sales are being donated to The Wounded Warrior Project
 

Jessica is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in English because she could not imagine doing anything else but reading and writing.

In the journey of life, she obtained her law degree (and bar license) and also became a wife and a mother of three children. So, life is always an adventure.

Website: www.jessicajayne.com/blog
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About Lea Brosen
Lea Bronsen likes her reads fast, hot, and edgy, and strives to give her own stories the same intensity. After venturing into dirty inner-city crime drama with her debut novel Wild Hearted, she divides her writing time between psychological thriller, romantic suspense, and erotic contemporary romance.


About Cait Jarrod

From writing ‘every girl’s dream heroes’ to ‘strong, down-to-earth heroines,’ Cait Jarrod twists ‘cliff hanging plots’ and ‘clever, unpredictable sub-plots’. She loves diving into a good book as much as she loves writing one. Mother of three gorgeous daughters, she’s married to her best friend, hangs out with a great group of women—the WWC, and loves a good glass of wine.


About DC Stone

DC Stone has over sixteen years of investigative experience, including working as a criminal investigator in the United States military anda private investigator. Currently, she works as an internal affairs investigator by day and a romantic suspense author by night. She has herMaster’s degree in Criminal Justice and is dubbed, “The Investigative Whisper.” Commonly called upon to act as an expert witness, she also trains with local, state, and federal law enforcement officers. She provides numerous workshops that help authors gain insight into “digging” into a character’s mind to better understand motives, create suspense, and help maintain conflict.


When she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Hudson Valley Romance Writers, RomVets, RWA Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. She served as the 2014 Vice President and Conference Chair for NJRW. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, or her at www.authordcstone.com.

Q & A with Jessica Jayne

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Sheri for hosting me today. Girl Code is a very special project that I did with three very special friends. The collaboration between DC Stone, Lea Bronsen and Cait Jarrod was such an incredible part of this journey and I’m so very proud of this project as a whole. Aside from that, all proceeds are being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

1.  Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
Josephine “Joey” Lockhart and Talon Manness are the two main characters of my story HOPE in the Girl Code anthology. Joey is a somewhat reserved individual, who grew up with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother. As an only child, life was a bit lonely until she met Laydi (from PERSISTANCE) and the rest of the “sisters” – Juls (from LIVE) and Selena (from FAITH). The four girls quickly became best friends and supported each other through multiple ups and downs. Their friendship is really Joey’s foundation in life. After high school, Joey decided to make her photography hobby into a career and headed to Florida, which is where she meets the troubled, yet extremely loyal and sexy Talon.

Talon also grew up with an alcoholic father, who was physically abusive to anyone that stood in his path during a drunken outrage. He learned to fight at an early age in order to stand his ground with his father and older brother. Talon had defended his mother from his father’s actions and afterward, his father takes off, wrapping his car around a tree. Talon carries a lot of guilt from this and believes himself to be unlovable. But then he crosses paths with Joey, who becomes his best friend and so much more.

2. Describe your ideal writing spot.
Any place where there is quiet. As you will note from answer to question 5, I don’t get a lot of quiet time.

3. Who designed the covers for your book and what was that process like for you as the author?
The amazingly talented Jay Aheer designed our book cover. We each supplied her with some photos of what we wanted the sisters to look like as we wanted all four girls on the cover. Since the girls hung out at a pond in Ohio, we also requested that be on the cover too. Jay took our ideas and ran with them, producing one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever had on a book.

4. What is the best advice you have been given?

Keep writing. It is easy to get frustrated in an industry where rejection can be common. Keep writing. That’s the only way to get better. It’s the only way to get over writer’s block. It’s the only way to ever succeed as an author.

5. How do you keep busy when you're not writing?
Hahahahahaha! Sorry, but this made me giggle. The better question would be how do you find time to write. I work a full time job as an attorney for a corporation. I’m a wife. I’m a mother to three children—8 ½ year old boy/girl twins (they require me to say the half) and an almost 7 year old little girl. Between work, soccer practices, cheerleading practices, homework, school projects, volunteering at the school, laundry, visiting family, and hanging with friends, I’m lucky if I get to bed at a reasonable hour. I’m always busy, which is why I really enjoy vacations.

6. If you could have any superhuman ability, what would you choose and why?
Hmmm. I only get to choose one? I’d probably have to say fly. I’ve gone skydiving seven times in my life and that’s closest I’ve ever been to flying. It’s exhilarating. I guess it would help if I had a little super human strength to go along with that, so I could stop crime and the bad guys. But flying would be so cool.

7. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
I flip between the two. You will be hard-pressed to find me without my e-reader or a book in hand. There are times I love the e-reader. I can read at night without totally disturbing my husband with the nightstand light. Sometimes I travel for work and it’s just easier to slip the e-reader in my purse for the plane ride. But there really is nothing like an actual book. The feel, the smell, the weight—it adds to the experience!

8. What book are you reading now?
I am currently on book three of the Outlander series – Voyager- by Diana Gabaldon. LOVE IT.


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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Even Vampires Get the Blues (Deadly Angels) by Sandra Hill + Giveaway



Even Vampires Get the Blues
Deadly Angels, Book 7
by Sandra Hill


New York Times bestselling author Sandra Hill delivers a sizzling new entry in her Deadly Angels series, as a Viking vangel’s otherworldly mission teams him with a Navy SEAL who’s more than his match-she’s his predestined mate . . .


The fact that vampire angel Harek Sigurdsson was a Norseman in his mortal life doesn’t make thawing out after exile in Siberia any easier. But things heat up when his search for evil Lucipires connects him with Camille Dumaine, a human who thrums with sensual energy that can mean only one thing: she’s the mate Harek’s been seeking for centuries. . .

The SEALs call her “Camo” for her ability to blend into a crowd-yet Harek’s intense blue gaze singles Camille out like a white-hot spotlight. The security wiz was hired to help bring down a ruthless band of international kidnappers, but Camille senses an unspoken agenda-besides Harek’s bold declaration that she’s his “destiny”. Just Camille’s luck that the sexiest man she’s ever met may also be …a vampire!


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Sandra Hill is a graduate of Penn State and worked for more than 10 years as a features writer and education editor for publications in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Writing about serious issues taught her the merits of seeking the lighter side of even the darkest stories. She is the wife of a stockbroker and the mother of four sons.

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Excerpt

“Harek Sigurdsson!” a male voice yelled out of the mist, so loud that Harek jerked into a sitting position on the pallet in the alcove of his enclosed space and almost rolled off to the floor. He blinked and tried to see the hazy blur standing in the open doorway leading to the longship’s deck. The only light came from the full moon outside.

He stood, and at first he was disoriented. Who wouldn’t be with a head the size of a wagon wheel, with what felt like a battle-axe imbedded in his skull?

A man … He could swear it was a man he saw standing there, and yet at the same time, there was no one there. Just a swirling fog.

“Who goes there?” he yelled out, thinking it must be one of the crew stationed on board overnight.

Silence.
Now he was starting to be annoyed. “Present yourself, man, or suffer the consequences.”
No one answered. Good thing, because he realized he had no weapon in hand. Should he grab a knife? What kind of weapon did one use with a ghost? Would a blade even suffice?

He shook his head to clear it, to no avail. He was still under the influence of ale. Or something.

He could see clearer now, and it was a tall, dark-haired man wearing a long gown in the Arab style who beckoned him outside. The gown in itself was not so unusual but the broadsword he held easily in one hand was, especially since it was his own pattern-welded blade. Then, there were the huge white wings spread out from his back.

What? Wings? Huh? It couldn’t be possible. He closed his eyes and looked again. Definitely wings.

Was it even a man? Or some kind of bird?
He had heard of shivering men suffering from wild dreams of writhing snakes or even fire-breathing dragons, but usually it was men trying to wean themselves away from years of the addictive brews or opium. Harek rarely drank to excess and never had an interest in the poppy seed.

But Harek had a more important issue at the moment. His bladder was so full he would be pissing from his ears if he didn’t soon relieve himself. Making his way through the now empty doorway, he staggered over to the rail. Undoing the laces on his braies, he released himself and let loose a long stream of urine. When he was done—shaking his cock clean, then tucking it back into his braies—he breathed a sigh of relief, then belched. Which was a mistake. His breath was enough to gag a maggot.

Which cleared his head enough to let him know he still had company. The man-bird stood there, scowling at him with contempt. The wings were folded so that he could scarce tell they were there.

“Who … what are you?”
“Michael. The Archangel.”

 
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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Lucky by Ryanne Hawk: Interview + Giveaway

 

Lucky
Inked Menace, #1
by Ryanne Hawk


Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Fused Publishing

Number of pages: 117

Cover Artist: ER Pierce / ERP Covers


She's on the run

Cecelia Marks is a whistle-blower and her life is no longer her own. Witness Protection offers little safety when the man who hunts her is a wealthy oil tycoon hell bent on taking her down and making her pay.


He's haunted by demons.


Sigma werewolf Lucky Miller failed to protect an innocent and the grief still haunts him. When a new woman stumbles into his life smelling too much like his fated mate, his wolf won't let him walk away. Things become even more dangerous once she becomes the center of a motorcycle club war.


Cecelia may live... if she gets Lucky.

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Ryanne Hawk writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal stories. She blends humor, horror, and interesting worlds, in order to bring you entertaining reads sure to make you think, squirm in your seat, and laugh out loud. Ryanne Hawk is the alter ego of author ER Pierce.

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Q & A with Ryanne Hawk

1. Describe your ideal writing spot.
I’d love to write on the beach, but the glare makes it difficult on the best of days. I usually write at my little desk in my bedroom, or while sitting on my bed looking out the window.

2. Who designed the covers for your book and what was that process like for you as the author?

Well, I did the covers and the process is like pulling teeth with no Novocain. Trying to fit the genre, find images that mesh well together, and then tying it all together with the perfect font was… time consuming. I went to school for (interior design) and I enjoy the creative element of making book covers. I make them for friends as well.

3. What is the best advice you have been given?
If you really want to make it as a writer – don’t give up. If your passion and dream lie in writing, then don’t let anyone stop you from making your dream come true.

4. How do you keep busy when you're not writing?
I have four kids aged 5,7, 9, and 11. So…yeah. We’re a pretty active family and we’re always doing some physical activity or traveling. I enjoy yoga (though lately I’ve been rather lax in my practice)

5. If you could have any superhuman ability, what would you choose and why?
I would like to fly. Being able to see the world below while feeling the wind rush over my body would be incredible. Plus, the added bonus of getting to places much quicker would rock.

  
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