Monday, December 30, 2013

Do you Believe? by L. Chapman


For Megan, the time she has long dreamed of is finally here.
Come watch the power of friendship evolve and discover how significant a true family bond is. You’ll see Mark and Megan as they lead little Lucy through the joys of the holiday season.
With the impending holiday just a day away, there are a lot of enjoyable family events planned. Come and relish this special day with the entire gang from the Believe Series. Get to know the characters you’ve grown to love even more, while meeting new, fresh faces at the same time.
For the Believe family, will they all get the Christmas they’ve been dreaming of?
L. Chapman was born in and continues to live in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She has spent most of her life helping  at one time, a DJ for a special needs club. Blending her love of helping others and her love of children, L dreams to one day own and operate a childcare nursery that will help mainstream special needs children with others.

In the rare times that L. is not working to help others or maniacally writing, she enjoys making a mess of things while creating beautifully detailed greeting cards. She spends time relaxing with family, friends, and good books. L. loves to travel and has been to many places in the United Kingdom; her favorite places all involve the ocean. She hopes to one day share a kiss with her happily-ever-after in the romantic shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Should she ever get over her fear of flying, those kisses may be shared in the shadows of the Egyptian Pyramids.

Ever the fussy eater, L. has never once tasted peanut butter, and she despises coffee. If you should feel the need to bribe her, it is suggested that you bring chocolate, as that is one of her know weaknesses.
         

Trust (book 1) 
Veiled (book 2) 



Saturday, December 28, 2013

INSATIABLE READS "Secret Santa" Christmas Giveaway!


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USA TODAY & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR EMME ROLLINS
TOP 100 AMAZON BESTSELLER
The best things in life are crazy...
Sara is obsessed with rock star Tyler Vincent, and as she works to complete her senior year, she's determined to find a way to meet him--although her best friend, Aimee, keeps telling her to find a different escape from her desperately violent home life.
Complications arise when Dale, the mysterious new transfer student, sets his sights on Sara, and she falls for this rock-star-in-the-making in spite of her better judgment. When Sara wins a contest, she is faced with a choice--travel to Tyler Vincent's home town to meet him, or stay and support Dale in a Battle-of-the-Bands hosted by MTV.
Their triangulated relationship is pushed to its breaking point, but there is another, deeper secret that Dale's been keeping that just may break things wide open...
Turn up your collar, feather your hair, and splash on some Polo, because we're going back to the '80's when MTV played music videos, there was no such thing as American Idol, and becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break.
............
Note: Previously published as Star Struck - but has been considerably rewritten and contains a great deal of new material for your reading enjoyment - I think it's a far better story now, but if you happened to read the original, you can be the judge!
--
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"Too bad we don't have a place to be alone."
"There's always the back seat." I was only half kidding, my eyes skipping to the roomy bench seat just a few feet away. Dale followed my gaze, looking tempted, almost as tempted as I was, even if we were parked right in front of the apartment building at one in the morning. The light in our apartment was off, which was a good sign. The stepbeast had probably been drinking all night--typical for a Saturday. Likely he was passed out in the chair. My mother usually just covered him up and left him there until morning. "Come on." I leaned into him and he slipped his arms around me, our breath so warm on the cool September night it was already fogging the windows. "Let's do it." He lowered his head to my shoulder, gathering me up even closer, breathing me in again like he did. I loved when he did that. "No." His voice muffled in the denim of his jacket--I was still wearing it. Then he lifted his head, pressing his forehead to mine. "No backseats for my Cinderella." "Then one of us has to get a castle before I... die." I took a deep, shaky breath, feeling the heat of his body, the way his hands moved lower on my back, up under the jacket, seeking bare skin. I couldn't stand it anymore. I kept asking myself how I could possibly feel this way, after just a week, but it was a ridiculous question, because I'd fallen in love with Tyler Vincent in an instant. Or... I thought I had. He chuckled, eyes flashing almost silver in the moonlight. "You won't die." I lifted my face to his and whispered, "The least you could do is kiss me?" "Do you want me to?" He traced a finger over my lips, sending a hot rush of blood through me. "Can't you tell?" His smile rose up to his eyes slowly, darkening them. "I like to hear you say it." "Yes." So close. His finger still pressed to my lips. His gaze there too. "Yes, I want you to kiss me." "Mmm." His finger was wet with my saliva now and he rubbed it against my mouth. "Say it again." "I want you to kiss me." I groaned. "Say please," he whispered, his gaze never leaving my mouth. "Please." My hands moved lightly over his neck and shoulders, broad and strong under my fingers. "Pretty please," he insisted, a smile playing on his lips. "Pretty... pretty... pretty please." I leaned nearer with every word, my mouth so close to his either of us could have bridged the gap in an instant. I heard him swallow. "That was a very pretty please."
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Friday, December 27, 2013

INSATIABLE READS "Secret Santa" Christmas Giveaway!


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Check out the Insatiable Reads page for a list of all the participating authors and their blog stops - win even more prizes, get free reads, and find great deals on books during our $0.99 sale!
Speaking of $0.99... my Top 100 Amazon bestseller, DEAR ROCKSTAR, is on sale for just $0.99 right now!
USA TODAY & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR EMME ROLLINS
TOP 100 AMAZON BESTSELLER
The best things in life are crazy...
Sara is obsessed with rock star Tyler Vincent, and as she works to complete her senior year, she's determined to find a way to meet him--although her best friend, Aimee, keeps telling her to find a different escape from her desperately violent home life.
Complications arise when Dale, the mysterious new transfer student, sets his sights on Sara, and she falls for this rock-star-in-the-making in spite of her better judgment. When Sara wins a contest, she is faced with a choice--travel to Tyler Vincent's home town to meet him, or stay and support Dale in a Battle-of-the-Bands hosted by MTV.
Their triangulated relationship is pushed to its breaking point, but there is another, deeper secret that Dale's been keeping that just may break things wide open...
Turn up your collar, feather your hair, and splash on some Polo, because we're going back to the '80's when MTV played music videos, there was no such thing as American Idol, and becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break.
............
Note: Previously published as Star Struck - but has been considerably rewritten and contains a great deal of new material for your reading enjoyment - I think it's a far better story now, but if you happened to read the original, you can be the judge!
--
Read the Full Stand-Alone Novel Sequel to Dear Rockstar: LUCKY GIRL amazon.com/dp/B00G6P1ZES
"Too bad we don't have a place to be alone."
"There's always the back seat." I was only half kidding, my eyes skipping to the roomy bench seat just a few feet away. Dale followed my gaze, looking tempted, almost as tempted as I was, even if we were parked right in front of the apartment building at one in the morning. The light in our apartment was off, which was a good sign. The stepbeast had probably been drinking all night--typical for a Saturday. Likely he was passed out in the chair. My mother usually just covered him up and left him there until morning. "Come on." I leaned into him and he slipped his arms around me, our breath so warm on the cool September night it was already fogging the windows. "Let's do it." He lowered his head to my shoulder, gathering me up even closer, breathing me in again like he did. I loved when he did that. "No." His voice muffled in the denim of his jacket--I was still wearing it. Then he lifted his head, pressing his forehead to mine. "No backseats for my Cinderella." "Then one of us has to get a castle before I... die." I took a deep, shaky breath, feeling the heat of his body, the way his hands moved lower on my back, up under the jacket, seeking bare skin. I couldn't stand it anymore. I kept asking myself how I could possibly feel this way, after just a week, but it was a ridiculous question, because I'd fallen in love with Tyler Vincent in an instant. Or... I thought I had. He chuckled, eyes flashing almost silver in the moonlight. "You won't die." I lifted my face to his and whispered, "The least you could do is kiss me?" "Do you want me to?" He traced a finger over my lips, sending a hot rush of blood through me. "Can't you tell?" His smile rose up to his eyes slowly, darkening them. "I like to hear you say it." "Yes." So close. His finger still pressed to my lips. His gaze there too. "Yes, I want you to kiss me." "Mmm." His finger was wet with my saliva now and he rubbed it against my mouth. "Say it again." "I want you to kiss me." I groaned. "Say please," he whispered, his gaze never leaving my mouth. "Please." My hands moved lightly over his neck and shoulders, broad and strong under my fingers. "Pretty please," he insisted, a smile playing on his lips. "Pretty... pretty... pretty please." I leaned nearer with every word, my mouth so close to his either of us could have bridged the gap in an instant. I heard him swallow. "That was a very pretty please."
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

INSATIABLE READS "Secret Santa" Christmas Giveaway!


Insatiable Reads wants to be YOUR "Secret Santa!" Follow the Rafflecopter link at the bottom of this post, join an author mailing list - and you could get an instant surprise! Or be entered to win an author giveaway! What's behind each door? That's the "secret" - click it and find out!
Check out the Insatiable Reads page for a list of all the participating authors and their blog stops - win even more prizes, get free reads, and find great deals on books during our $0.99 sale!
Speaking of $0.99... my Top 100 Amazon bestseller, DEAR ROCKSTAR, is on sale for just $0.99 right now!
USA TODAY & NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR EMME ROLLINS
TOP 100 AMAZON BESTSELLER
The best things in life are crazy...
Sara is obsessed with rock star Tyler Vincent, and as she works to complete her senior year, she's determined to find a way to meet him--although her best friend, Aimee, keeps telling her to find a different escape from her desperately violent home life.
Complications arise when Dale, the mysterious new transfer student, sets his sights on Sara, and she falls for this rock-star-in-the-making in spite of her better judgment. When Sara wins a contest, she is faced with a choice--travel to Tyler Vincent's home town to meet him, or stay and support Dale in a Battle-of-the-Bands hosted by MTV.
Their triangulated relationship is pushed to its breaking point, but there is another, deeper secret that Dale's been keeping that just may break things wide open...
Turn up your collar, feather your hair, and splash on some Polo, because we're going back to the '80's when MTV played music videos, there was no such thing as American Idol, and becoming a star meant doing nothing short of crazy for that one, big break.
............
Note: Previously published as Star Struck - but has been considerably rewritten and contains a great deal of new material for your reading enjoyment - I think it's a far better story now, but if you happened to read the original, you can be the judge!
--
Read the Full Stand-Alone Novel Sequel to Dear Rockstar: LUCKY GIRL amazon.com/dp/B00G6P1ZES
"Too bad we don't have a place to be alone."
"There's always the back seat." I was only half kidding, my eyes skipping to the roomy bench seat just a few feet away. Dale followed my gaze, looking tempted, almost as tempted as I was, even if we were parked right in front of the apartment building at one in the morning. The light in our apartment was off, which was a good sign. The stepbeast had probably been drinking all night--typical for a Saturday. Likely he was passed out in the chair. My mother usually just covered him up and left him there until morning. "Come on." I leaned into him and he slipped his arms around me, our breath so warm on the cool September night it was already fogging the windows. "Let's do it." He lowered his head to my shoulder, gathering me up even closer, breathing me in again like he did. I loved when he did that. "No." His voice muffled in the denim of his jacket--I was still wearing it. Then he lifted his head, pressing his forehead to mine. "No backseats for my Cinderella." "Then one of us has to get a castle before I... die." I took a deep, shaky breath, feeling the heat of his body, the way his hands moved lower on my back, up under the jacket, seeking bare skin. I couldn't stand it anymore. I kept asking myself how I could possibly feel this way, after just a week, but it was a ridiculous question, because I'd fallen in love with Tyler Vincent in an instant. Or... I thought I had. He chuckled, eyes flashing almost silver in the moonlight. "You won't die." I lifted my face to his and whispered, "The least you could do is kiss me?" "Do you want me to?" He traced a finger over my lips, sending a hot rush of blood through me. "Can't you tell?" His smile rose up to his eyes slowly, darkening them. "I like to hear you say it." "Yes." So close. His finger still pressed to my lips. His gaze there too. "Yes, I want you to kiss me." "Mmm." His finger was wet with my saliva now and he rubbed it against my mouth. "Say it again." "I want you to kiss me." I groaned. "Say please," he whispered, his gaze never leaving my mouth. "Please." My hands moved lightly over his neck and shoulders, broad and strong under my fingers. "Pretty please," he insisted, a smile playing on his lips. "Pretty... pretty... pretty please." I leaned nearer with every word, my mouth so close to his either of us could have bridged the gap in an instant. I heard him swallow. "That was a very pretty please."
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Until Trevor (Until #2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds with Giveaway

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Title: Until Trevor (Until #2)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis
Trevor Mayson had his life planned out - make the family business successful and play the field for a few more years before eventually settling down. Then he sees her. Liz Hayes was beautiful, shy and everything that he could ever want...but she didn't fit into his plans. After Trevor painfully rejects her, Liz finally starts to move on, but Trevor is finding it difficult to truly let her go. It seems the more he tries to stay away, the more intense his feelings for her become. Like a stretched rubber band, he can only take so much before snapping.
Liz Hayes is done waiting for Trevor and isn't interested in getting her heart broken by him again, but Trevor is making it difficult for her to forget him when he shoves his way back into her life.

Can Trevor prove to her that he is worth falling in love with again, and is he ready to change his life plan to let her into his heart?

About the Author
Aurora Rose Reynolds
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat whose husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires its beauty.


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November
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November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the Big Apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she’s allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He’s perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November, fate has other plans. 
Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman, that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe. 

Warning 18+ sexual content and a strong Alpha Male.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Stealing Ryder (Sharing Harper, 2) by V. Murphy

“I will pick up the pieces of your past and steal your heart forever, Ryder."

She stole his heart in Sharing Harper but will he be able to change his bad boy ways and do everything he can to prevent his ex and his family from destroying their relationship before it even begins?

Ryder Kent, 28, comes from a broken past full of secrets, suffering and a shattered marriage. His daughter, Evelyn, is his entire life until he met Harper, 21, a few months ago and everything changed. Harper is the reason he wakes up in the morning, but no one can seemingly accept this from his past. The pain he suffered years ago comes back to surface and Harper will have to work to save their relationship from ending.

Will Harper & Ryder be able to save their relationship and overcome the challenges they face or will they end up broken in the shadows of the past?

Follow Harper & Ryder on their continued journey in Stealing Ryder.
Hi! I am V. Murphy and I love everything about reading (some may call me a bibliophile). I am a current graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and heading out west to live the California dream while pursuing my masters degree in school counseling at the University of San Diego. You can find me writing in a Panera, small coffeeshop or on campus. When I am not spending my time in school or reading, I love to write, bake and shop. Thank you for taking your time to pick up and read my story. I hope you loved it as much as I have loved writing it for you. If you would like to know more about me and the books in progress, look me up on the ‘net.


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Monday, December 16, 2013

Intoxia by K.S. Hayden with GIVEAWAY

The second installment of the Journeys Series tells the story of Julianne Gray, a small town girl enchanted by the lights of the big city. Desperate to leave her simple past behind, she embarks on a tempestuous journey to find the love of her life; risking everything in the process. Not your typical love story, Jules will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion and suspense!


Chapter I
Do You Take This Man…


Have you ever ended up exactly where you had planned, then realized it was the last place on Earth you wanted to be? It happened to me on December 22, 1990—my wedding day. The auditorium of Sunset Church of Christ was decorated like a Christmas wonderland; pine trees and boughs, twinkling white lights, poinsettias, and glittering red accents—everywhere! My mother had pushed the boundaries of decorum to the borderline of what we like to call Texas tacky. I had done whatever I could to restrain her exuberance with the d├ęcor. Yet I knew my friends, and anyone else in attendance who really knew me and my mother, realized this was all her doing. All that mattered to me was the man standing tall in full Marine Corp dress blues, facing the auditorium with his gloved hands folded in front of him. This day would be validation for all the times my schoolgirl friends and I had dreamily rummaged through the pages of bridal magazines, oohing, ahhing, and wishing. And I was standing right in the middle of a dream come true. I had been unusually calm prior to the wedding. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind I would be marrying the man of my dreams that day. In fact, my bridesmaids and sisters kept asking if I was nervous. Nope—cool as a cucumber. No jitters. No nerves. No worries. I was the picture of composure—all smiles. So why this—why did I feel the unexpected, sudden urge to escape? I stood at the altar after calmly walking down the aisle. My father had completed his required task of duly giving me away. No tears. Not even a smidgen of a lump in my throat. We reached the part in the ceremony when the pastor instructed us to face each other and join hands. I smiled at my oldest sister, the matron of honor, as I handed her my bouquet. The time had come to recite our vows. I turned to face my groom. He took my hands in his. That was the moment of impact. The feeling rushed through my entire body in a heated wave. It almost knocked the wind out of me. My stomach knotted and beads of sweat began to flush my upper lip and forehead. My throat tightened. I could hear my muffled heartbeat thumping in my ears. I could no longer feel my feet. My body swayed ever so slightly. I tried to concentrate and steady my balance on the four inch, white leather pumps. Although I was holding onto his white gloved hands in a death grip, I could not look into his eyes. Instead, my head turned toward the back of the auditorium. My gaze swept from side to side, searching for an open door. I wanted to run. Mechanically, I repeated the obligatory vows in a mumbled sigh. “To have and to hold from this day forward; for better or for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish—so long as we both shall live.” For some strange reason, I recall the distinct smell of pine needles bringing me back into the moment. I focused my sight on the lights of the garish, lavishly adorned tree twinkling behind my groom. What was happening? What was I doing? I felt paralyzed. Run. Run. Run! I closed my eyes, choking back the sense of panic that was overwhelming my entire being. The preacher proclaimed, “I now present to you Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tyler Mabry, the third. What God hath joined together let no man put asunder. Trey, you may now kiss your bride.” It was done. My respirations were short and quick. One deep breath—exhale. I felt the blood drain from my face as Trey placed his hand behind my head to kiss me. There was a strange numb tingling in my hands. My vision began to blur and all I could see were fuzzy little white dots, like a television screen of a channel that had gone off the air. The last thing I remember is thinking, “What have I done?”, as my body slumped and fell to the red carpeted stairs of the altar in a thud."


"K. S. Hayden is the pen-name of Karen S. Rodgers (1965 - present) She is a small town gal from Meadow, Texas who spent 18 years wishing and trying to get out into the big world. She then spent 27 years finding herself in the city. Now she is back in the same small town with a million stories to tell; realizing her dream of becoming a writer.
In addition to several published short stories, Karen is currently in the process of writing and publishing the Journeys Series; a compilation of novellas and novels. The first installment of the series, Eleven, was released in February of 2013. Its release has garnered several 5 star reviews.
The second installment of the Journeys Series, Intoxia, was released in December of 2013 and is already receiving excellent reviews.
This author writes in a deliberately descriptive style which pulls the readers into her stories. By the time you finish reading one of her works, not only will you have developed vivid imagery of her characters through her fluidly eloquent style of characterization, you will quite simply find them unforgettable. Her works are inspirational touchstone reads. They resonate deeply with readers who have experienced life challenges and heartbreak.
More recently, Karen has adopted the pen-name, K. S. Hayden. Future installments of the Journeys Series will be published under that name. Once the 2nd installment is released, Eleven will be re-released under the author name of K. S. Hayden.
Ms. Rodgers spent two decades working in the medical field. She became a housewife and stay at home mother at the age of 41, allowing her to pursue her goal of becoming a published author. In addition to her short stories, novels, and novellas; she has authored a cookbook, Cooking With The Carpenter's Wife, also available here on Amazon. Her husband, James Houston Rodgers, is a carpenter who is self-employed in the remodeling industry. They have one son, James Jaxson, who shares his mother's imagination and loves to tell stories of his own.
Many of the author's life experiences make their way onto the pages of her books. Her compassion and wit are manifest fruits of her oft times arduous journey. She still embodies a small town girl's wanderlust and will no doubt find herself out in the big world again--someday.
Please come follow the work of K. S. Hayden and Karen S. Rodgers on Facebook at Eleven - Journeys https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eleven-Journeys/270206693113579"