Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Blog Tour ~ The Girl On The Camera by Morgan Dun-Campbell


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This is my stop during the blog tour for The Girl on Camera by Morgan Dun-Campbell. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 6 till 26 August. See the tour schedule here.

The Girl on CameraThe Girl on Camera
By Morgan Dun-Campbell
Genre: Thriller
Age category: New adult, Adult
Release Date: March 14, 2018

Blurb:
Reality TV is about to get real...

"Are you ready to win the heart of the nation? Compete with seven other contestants for the cash prize? Change your life forever?"

Twenty-six-year old Rory Stevens is thrilled to be selected as one of eight contestants for new reality show: The Retreat.

However, on the second day of filming - during a televised broadcast from the show's host - all power shuts off with no explanation: leaving the contestants, quite literally, in the dark.

Completely stranded, it is now up to Rory and her seven companions to figure out what is happening.

And then one of them disappears...

For fans of Naomi Alderman, Dave Eggers and John Marrs.

Excerpt
He leans forward again, and shakes his head. ‘I knew this would happen.’
‘Knew what?’
‘That you couldn’t go through with this. And you see, this is your problem. You’re acting as though you need to make some grand gesture, because this,’ he jabs his finger down on the tablecloth, ‘this is the risk. You and me, moving in together. And you can’t handle it. Because you never take risks. You just keep your head down, hope for the best. You’re scared of getting out of the comfort zone, and you always have been. All this talk of doing something spontaneous, seizing the moment – you know what? It’s all bullshit. I know you. You’ll attempt to try something new, maybe go to a cookery class on your own where you have to share a mixing bowl with the person next to you, and in a couple of weeks or so, when you’ve gotten bored of trying to find a new hobby, you’ll call me. And we’ll have wasted a perfectly good evening right here, right now. This is a Michelin restaurant, you know.’ He opens the menu again, scanning his finger down the options. ‘The mushroom risotto is supposed to be delicious.’
I can’t take this.
‘David. Please. You aren’t listening. Nobody is, that’s the point.’ I draw my chair out noisily, people from other tables glance over momentarily, before resuming their conversations. ‘I feel like I’m being suffocated. And if you can’t take me seriously, then we shouldn’t be together at all.’
I am gathering my handbag, when to my alarm, he reaches over and seizes my arm.
‘Rory. If you really are being serious, then I hope you remember this moment, over the coming weeks and months. We have a good thing, here. I can’t guarantee I’ll be there for you if you end up sorry for what you’ve wished for.’
‘I’ll be fine. Please let go of me.’ I steel my voice, waiting for him to let go.
His eyes darken, and he presses his lips into a thin white line.
‘Fine.’ He promptly lets go. I gather my handbag, brush strands of hair away from my face.
‘I’m sorry, David. I know you think this is just some momentary freak out, but it isn’t,’ I tell him. ‘But I’m sure you’ll make someone else very happy.’ He slowly shakes his head, then points at me, a strange smirk on his face.
‘Remember this moment. You’re always running, dear. Too scared to take a risk.’
*
By the time I get back to my flat after hailing a taxi, the emotions of the night have caught up to me. I pace the room, David’s words fresh in my mind. Never before has it felt so like a cell.
Too scared to take a risk? It wasn’t the reaction I’d expected from him at all.
I make myself a mug of Earl Grey, then sit at my laptop. Has it always been so quiet? The ticking of the wall clock is my only company.
I check my emails.
And there it is again. That one, tantalising message, staring at me from my inbox.

Bored of everyday life? Dream of being rich? Famous?

My mouse hovers over it. Of course, it could easily be a Trojan virus. But so what if it is? Isn’t that a risk that I am taking, David?
I click on the email.

THE RETREAT: A REALITY SHOW WITH A TWIST
Big Brother? Too tame. I’m A Celebrity? Outdated. What do we want? A cutting-edge new show to push the boundaries!
In five weeks, Channel 10 will be broadcasting our brand new show The Retreat live to the nation – will you be the one to seize the opportunity of a lifetime?
Eight contestants, four male, four female, will be carefully handpicked and taken to our secret location. The experience will include group tasks for the contestants – which may result in punishments or rewards – and a cash prize of £50,000 up for grabs – as well as earning the heart of the nation.
Do you dare to audition? Can you entertain an audience? Have you got a game-plan for the cash prize?
Auditions are being held in London on the 25th of September, as well as the 1st of October in Manchester the following week: click below for post code and directions.

DISCLAIMER: Boring people need not apply

There’s a video link, too. Caught up in the moment, I go ahead and click on it.
At first the screen is black. Then there is the scratching noise of a match being struck across the sandpaper edge of a matchbox, and an orange flame flickers on screen. Two slender fingers with purple nail polish are illuminated by the glow. The hand moves forward and a stunning woman’s face comes into view, with high cheekbones, light blue eyes and white blonde hair. She wears dark purple lipstick to match the nails.
‘Guys, I’ve got a secret,’ she whispers, and the flame flickers some more. Her eyebrows are raised high, and her breaths are short and fast. I assume frightened excitement is what she is going for. ‘But I haven’t got much time,’ she carries on, and she looks to the match for a moment. ‘This is the hottest show around and word about it is catching on fast. We are ready to make television history. We just need you.’ She is so mesmerising, I get that impression radio DJs are always trying to perfect, that she really is speaking just to me.
The flame is getting ever closer to her hand.
‘Are you ready to win the heart of the nation? Compete with seven other contestants for the cash prize? Change your life forever? This is a once in a lifetime chance. But you need to be in it to win it. Ever felt like spicing up life?’ I think of the spiced candles rack. ‘Are you ready to take a risk?’ Now I’m getting goose bumps.  ‘Great, cause we’re waiting for you,’ I almost expect her to finish the sentence with my name. ‘So hurry up, before it’s too –’ just when the flame is almost touching the skin of her thumb and index finger, she blows out the match. A second later THE RETREAT appears on screen in white, and flickers, lines and blotches covering the screen, like an old-fashioned film reel.

So here I am. Filling out an application.
As I say, and as David agreed, I don’t take risks.
But there’s a first time for everything. After all, what have I got to lose?





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Morgan Dun-CampbellAbout the Author:
Morgan Dun-Campbell lives in London. She has an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing and Publishing, has participated in two Arvon literary writing courses, and has worked as an intern for numerous publishing houses, including Penguin Random House and Bloomsbury. The Girl on Camera is her first novel.

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Girl on Camera. Five winners will each win a prize bundle including a signed copy of the book The Girl on Camera, a bookmark, and a small box of Celebrations. Giveaway is UK and US only.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

RELEASE Tour ~ Oath Of A Warrior by Mary Morgan


OATH OF A WARRIOR
Legends of the Fenian Warriors, Book 2
by Mary Morgan

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Susan Mallery's NEW RELEASE ~ When We Found Home

WHEN WE FOUND HOME   by   SUSAN MALLERY
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author
“Heartwarming…a compelling contemporary fairytale that culminates in a satisfyingly happy ending.” — Booklist


When We Found Home (HQN Books; July 10, 2018; $26.99), the latest novel
from beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery, explores the
at once tenuous and unbreakable bonds of family. Delving into the intertwined
lives of three siblings who have only discovered each other’s existence after
years apart, the rich, heartfelt narrative goes to the very core of what family
means and the ways we must sometimes create our own happiness out of the
imperfect cards we are dealt. Once again, as RT Book Reviews has said, Susan
Mallery finds “the perfect balance, digging deep to develop complex, dynamic
characters and captivating, interwoven storylines, while maintaining the perfect
degree of lightness for a summer read.”

 Octogenarian Alberto Carlesso has only recently discovered the existence of grandchildren he never knew he had—the products of his only son’s far-flung relationships with different women. As the founder of a hugely successful gourmet mail order business selling quality Italian food, Alberto has amassed significant wealth, but family ties are most important. Having largely raised his eldest grandson, Malcolm, since age twelve, Alberto is now delighted to discover that Malcolm has two half-sisters: 26-year-old Callie and 12 year-old Keira. Yet, brought to Seattle to live together in the Carlesso manse, these siblings and strangers discover that you can not always force family affection. 

 Malcolm, who until recently has been the only Carlesso, now runs Alberto’s Alfresco, aided by his best friend Santiago. He is a stalwart and honorable man, although his past has left him emotionally
detached.When Keira arrives in the household, Malcolm is at a loss over how to relate to and guide an adolescent, and their relationship is strained. Keira, who has spent most of her life in the foster care system, is understandably wary and overwhelmed by this new life of privilege into which she has been dropped. 


When Callie shows up, it further alters the family dynamic. With a troubled past of her own, including a stint in prison, Callie has worked hard to reintegrate herself into society, and this new fairytale life she has abruptly inherited is beyond comprehension at times. 


 As Malcolm struggles in his new role as brother and de facto head of the family,one person could
help him navigate the thorny path. Delaney, who works as a barista at the coffee stand in the lobby of his building, left behind a highly successful finance career after the shooting death of her police officer fiancĂ©. She is smart, capable, and compassionate. And she can see that under the layer of emotional armor that Malcolm has donned there lurks a great guy ready to love and be loved. But, the drama will extend outside the walls of the Carlesso home when an internal crime at Alberto’s Alfresco threatens not only the business’s bottom line, but the tangled interconnections in the closely-knit company, 


 Susan Mallery writes multilevel plots “rich with assumptions, expectations, and classic family
dynamics, plus exceptionally well-developed and appealing characters,” says Library Journal. Heartfelt, hopeful, and compulsively readable, When We Found Home is vintage storytelling from one of today’s most endearing voices.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives—family, friendship, and romance. She's known for putting nuanced characters in emotionally complex, real-life situations with twists that surprise readers. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Because Susan is passionate about animal welfare, pets play a big role in her books. Susan lives in Washington State with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Visit her online at SusanMallery.com.  


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PRAISE FOR SUSAN MALLERY


“Mallery enthralls readers...[She] thoroughly involves readers in the lives of her characters as they face realistic, believable problems and search for their own happy endings.” — Publishers Weekly on Daughters of the Bride

“Once again, Susan Mallery has created an inviting world that envelops her readers' senses and sensibilities.” — BookReporter on The Girls of Mischief Bay

“Funny, tender, moving, and shot through with enough emotional drama… Mallery's hardcover debut is pure delight and a rewarding read for romance and women's fiction fans alike.” — Library Journal on Daughters of the Bride ★

“An engaging read to be savored all the way through.”  — Publishers Weekly on The Friends We Keep

“The characters will have you crying, laughing, and falling in love...another brilliantly well-written story.”  — San Francisco Book Review on The Friends We Keep

“Susan Mallery never disappoints and with Daughters of the Bride she is at her storytelling best.” — Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Readers looking for sister relationships, wedding details, and steamy scenes will enjoy Mallery's latest.”  — Kirkus Reviews on Daughters of the Bride

“Heartfelt, funny, and utterly charming all the way through!”  — Susan Elizabeth Phillips, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author on Daughters of the Bride

“This insightful, laughter-laced story fairly crackles with sexual tension and has a lot to say about friendship, love, and relationships. Heartwarming and memorable.”  — Library Journal on Best of My Love

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

NEW RELEASE ~ The Bachelor Auction by J.C. Reed



THE BACHELOR AUCTION
by JC. REED

Title: The Bachelor Auction
Author: J.C. Reed
Released: July 2, 2018
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Novella

Blurb:
The Bachelor Auction

"Out of all the stupid things I could have said and done, insulting the rich and influential guy who could make or break our business has probably topped the charts. Calling someone a creep isn’t so bad, is it?"

All is fair in love and business…

My friend’s plan is pretty simple: win the bachelor auction in a charity event and get the most influential man to sign a business deal with us. It’s a do or die situation. But plans rarely go as you would expect.

When the bids begin to take ginormous proportions, my friend can’t stop in her rush of excitement. We don’t have the money. We can’t afford him, and yet, before I can even comprehend what’s happening, we’re the highest bid.

“The bachelor” aka Tyler Becks isn’t old and ugly. He isn’t very business-like, either. In fact, it’s hard to imagine that someone with his brain and bank account can be this sexy.
He understands our cash-strapped situation and is kind enough to cancel the bid. Let us out of the contract. No hard feelings. Or so he claims.

He’s even kind enough to want to work with us. With me, in particular. I can’t refuse, even though working for him means I have to see him every day. My future depends on it.

I won't let my guard down. I won't fall for him, and particularly not now that I know he’s hiding something from me. Everything comes at a price. Even Tyler’s generosity.


AVAILABLE NOW

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All buy links can be found here:
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THE BACHELOR AUCTION by J.C. REED is now live!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Release Blitz ~ Devoted to Pleasure by Shayla Black


Bodyguard and former military man Cutter Bryant has always done his duty–no matter what the personal cost. Now he's taking one last high-octane, high-dollar assignment before settling down in a new role that means sacrificing his chance at love. But he never expects to share an irresistible chemistry with his beautiful new client. Fame claimed Shealyn West suddenly and with a vengeance after starring in a steamy television drama, but it has come at the expense of her heart. Though she's pretending to date a co-star for her image, a past mistake has come back to haunt her. With a blackmailer watching her every move and the threat of career-ending exposure looming, Shealyn hires Cutter to shore up her security, never imagining their attraction will be too powerful to contain. As Shealyn and Cutter navigate the scintillating line between business and pleasure, they unravel a web of secrets that threaten their relationship and their lives. When danger strikes, Cutter must decide whether to follow his heart for the first time, or risk losing Shealyn forever.

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages. Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years. Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tour Blitz ~ Seaside Sweets by Melissa Chambers



After her ex runs up her credit card, clears her bank account, and gets her fired, Seanna Perry makes her escape to the quaint beach town of Seaside, Florida. The houses are pastel, the ocean air heaven, and the men hot as the Gulf Coast sun…one in particular. But while paying the price, literally, for the last man she trusted with her heart, she’s not interested in any sort of beach romance, or so she keeps reminding herself.

Living in the idyllic coastal paradise of the 30A area hasn’t eased Blake Evans’ guilt over what went down three years ago. He can’t stop blaming himself, and certainly none of his wonderful friends can ever find out what happened. Blake’s done a good job of keeping romantic feelings toward any women at bay, and he needs to keep it that way. But when Seanna begins to show him how to live again, he finds himself struggling to keep his guard up.

Seaside Sweets is book one in the Love Along Highway 30A series, which features beautiful beach communities, a circle of unique and amazing friends, and romances that will have you cheering on the couples and fanning yourself from the heat. All books are standalone and can be enjoyed in or out of order.


Excerpt:

An M83 song came over the speakers, electronic dance music’s answer to the slow dance. She tilted her head to the side, lifting an eyebrow. “After that Chicken Dance, you got this one in the bag.”

He huffed a laugh, trying to hold back his grin, but not doing a good job of it. She hadn’t seen him smile this much the whole time she knew him. He pulled her to him, resting his hands on her hips. She eased her hands up to his shoulders, her stomach alive with a nervous flutter. She had always been fairly confident around men. It had been the rare bird who could put her insides into a tizzy. But there was something about Blake’s quiet cool, the fact that he seemed to listen when she talked and actually care about what she said. He wasn’t one of those straight guys where she felt she had a good thirty seconds then needed to wrap it up.

But more than anything, it was the way he looked at her—his blue eyes boring into hers like he knew her…like he was curious about her. And she wanted to know more about him—anything he’d be willing to share. He lifted his chin, seeming ten feet tall so close to her, sending her heartbeat up a step. She looked away, breaking under his gaze.

She leaned into his chest, as he pulled her there. She wasn’t sure who had made the move—maybe both of them at the same time. She breathed in the scent of his skin and lifted her chin to get a good whiff of his neck. The subtlest hint of his body wash lingered, causing her to close her eyes and drink him in.

Her hands wanted to wander down Blake’s back toward his ass—his perfectly proportioned, round ass. Tonight, it was covered by his blazer, but Halloween costume material was thin and cheap. If she could get her hands down there tonight, she could get a good squeeze in. He pulled back from her. “What are you smiling about?”
 

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Maya Forbes has never had a one-night-stand. With her irresponsible but brilliant sister filling the role of flighty one, Maya must live sensibly and dutifully. But when she meets a gorgeous redneck from Panama City Beach who makes her head whirl, she must quit thinking idiotic thoughts about upending her life after one week of mind-altering sex, especially with her dream promotion waiting for her back home.

Bo Harrison has lived his entire life in a tourist town where the women he meets are typically gone in a week. After a long-term relationship that left him mentally drained, he didn’t mind the easy, week-long romances for a while. But watching his best friend fall in love has him thinking along those lines, especially when he meets a woman unlike any he’s ever dated—smart, sexy, independent. The catch? She leaves in one week, of course.



      With Shayla Harrison’s dangerous ex leaving rehab and headed her way, she needs to find a safe house and fast. When tall, dark, and ridiculously handsome Chase O’Neil offers a secure place to stay in beautiful Seagrove Beach for dirt cheap, she and her wallet can’t refuse. Romance is the last thing she wants, but the safety and warmth she feels with Chase are impossible to ignore.

Chase is the life of the party. He makes everyone laugh—whatever it takes to hide a soul-deep pain he can't fix. He’s been living in romance purgatory since his son died and his marriage ended six years ago. When he meets the mysterious and intriguing Shayla, the emotional wall he’s worked so hard to build starts to crumble. She makes him want all the things he knows he can’t have, including her love.      



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Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She serves as president for the Music City Romance Writers, and in addition to the Love Along Hwy 30A series, she's the author of The Summer Before Forever and Falling for Forever (Entangled Teen).  



 
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