Monday, November 5, 2018

BOOK Blitz ~ The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dilinger by Marianne Hansen


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This is my stop during the book blitz for The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger by Marianne Hansen. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 5 till 11 November. See the tour schedule here.

The Unscripted Life of Lizzy DillingerThe Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger
By Marianne Hansen
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 25 April, 2018

Blurb:
She’s got a movie deal. He’s got the lead role. Can she choose between her family and the star of her fantasies?

Stay-at-home mom Lizzy Dillinger escapes the monotony of her humdrum marriage by writing down her daydreams. When her producer friend contracts her story for a movie and invites her on set, she jumps at the chance to leave the suburbs until the film’s in the can. But Lizzy’s big break gets even better when she learns the hunky character who starred in her daydreams will be played by her Hollywood crush, Ben Winters.

On location in Arizona, the desert gets even hotter when Lizzy and Ben strike up a flirtatious friendship. But her hopes of a celebrity fling shatter when a family visit brings her fantasy crashing into reality. Against the dazzling lights and the glamorous movie sets, her cookie-cutter life back home seems painfully bland. Torn between the man of her dreams and the family who helped define her, Lizzy must search her heart to find where her true passion lies.

The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger is a star-struck women’s fiction novel about once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. If you like authentic characters, silver screen romance, and humorous looks at life’s hard choices, then you’ll love Marianne Hansen’s story of dreaming big and loving wholeheartedly.

Buy The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger to step into the limelight for a cinematic masterpiece today!


You can find The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger on Goodreads

You can buy The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger on Amazon

Marianne HansenAbout the Author:
Marianne Hansen is a redhead who loves red lipstick and high heels. She earned a BA, MA and JD so she could ultimately stay home with her kids. She travels whenever she can and dreams of traveling when she can’t. She lives in Montana with her family.

She’s spent her life imagining alternative endings and wondering “what would happen if…”. She’s finally writing the answers down.

You can find and contact Marianne Hansen here:
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- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Instagram
- Bookbub

Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger. One winner will win a signed copy of The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. US Only.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Blog Tour~ The Second Chance by Catherine Mann


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This is my stop during the book blitz for The Second Chance by Catherine Mann. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 29 October till 11 November. See the tour schedule here.

The Second ChanceThe Second Chance (Alaskan Oil Barons #5)
By Catherine Mann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: November 1, 2018

Blurb:
She can’t remember the last five years…

Or the man who says he’s her husband.


Chuck Mikkelson knows Shana doesn’t remember him…or that she wanted a divorce. But now she’s back in his home, and he vows to save their union at all costs. This may be the only second chance he has to win back his wife. Will their rekindled passion be enough to convince her to stay when her memory returns?


You can find The Second Chance on Goodreads

You can buy The Second Chance here:
- Amazon
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo

Start the Alaskan Oil Barons series with the first two books!
The Baby ClaimThe Double Deal

The Baby Claim (Alaskan Oil Barons #1)
From a family feud...to a one-night stand ending in heartbreak.
Now will these rivals get a second chance at love?


Links:
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo

The Double Deal (Alaskan Oil Barons #2)
Snowbound with a sexy stranger…will sharing his bed destroy her plans or lead to forever?

Links:
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo


Catherine MannAbout the Author:
USA Today bestseller Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Harlequin, Tule, Sourcebooks and Berkley. With over seventy-five books released in more than twenty countries, she has won a RITA Award, the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Award, and the Bookseller’s Best Award. She’s also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. After years moving around the country bringing up four children, Catherine has settled in her home state of South Carolina. The nest didn’t stay empty long though as she is active in animal rescue. Catherine enjoys hearing from her readers and can be found online frequently on Facebook. She can also be reached via mail at: P.O. Box 291023, Columbia, SC 29229. (For a free bookmark, send a self addressed stamped envelope.)

You can find and contact Catherine Mann here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Instagram
- Pinterest

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Blog Tour- Gone Hunting by Cecy Robson


GONE HUNTING

by Cecy Robson
Weird Girls, #0.3
Publication Date: October 24, 2018
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Standalone
Discover Cecy Robson’s sensational Weird Girls series for the first time—or go back to the beginning …
The rest of the werewolf pack might consider Aric Connor to be omniscient and destined to save the world when evil returns to claim it. But for the most part, fifteen-year-old Aric ignores the confirmations of his powers, taking everything in stride until he meets her.
Celia Wird wasn’t supposed to awaken naked in the mountains of Colorado, not when she was just stalking her prey in a filthy alley several states away. She especially wasn’t supposed to meet Aric, the handsome werewolf who comes to her aid.
As a supernatural tasked with protecting the earth, Aric sympathizes with Celia’s dangerous situation. He’s also struck by her beauty and kindness. Yet, as much as Aric welcomes Celia, her arrival isn’t a peaceful one. 
Dark forces stir in Celia’s presence, resolute on killing her. Aric and his inner beast are adamant about keeping Celia safe and with them. But there’s a time and a place for love, and Aric and Celia might not survive long enough to find it. 
*NOTE* Gone Hunting is a prequel to the Weird Girls urban fantasy series. It can be read as a standalone.

ABOUT CECY ROBSON

Cecy Robson is an author of contemporary and new adult romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double-nominated RITA® Finalist, Winner of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and published author of more than twenty titles, you can typically find Cecy on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.
Connect with Cecy online: 
TOUR SCHEDULE OCTOBER 22
Nanasbookreviews, Spotlight
Bobo’s Book Bank, Excerpt
All Things Dark & Dirty, Excerpt
Louise’s Book Buzz, Review
OCTOBER 23
Book Lovers 4Ever, Spotlight
underneath the covers, Excerpt
Binding Addiction, Spotlight
OHgeeleelee, Review
OCTOBER 24
Silence Is Read, Excerpt
The Bookworm Lodge, Spotlight
Feeling Fictional, Review
Smada’s Book Smack, Review
Little Shop of Readers, Review
Under the Covers Book Blog, Review
OCTOBER 25
Mary Jo Toth, Review
All Things Bookaholic, Review
The Book Junkie Reads . . ., Review
OCTOBER 26
MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews, Spotlight
Two Darlin Dolls and a Book Review Blog, Excerpt
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm, Review
A Striking Viper, Caught in a Tangled Web, Review
OCTOBER 29
Kari’s Book Reviews and Revelations, Excerpt
Diane’s Book Blog, Review
Angel’s Guilty Pleasures, Review
OCTOBER 30
My Books-My World, Excerpt
Happily Ever Chapter, Excerpt
Mes Livres, Review
The Power of Three Readers, Review
OCTOBER 31
Kinky Desires, Excerpt
Happily Ever Chapter, Spotlight
Book Briefs, Review
I Need to Read That, Review
NOVEMBER 1
Nicole’s Book Musings, Excerpt
ginreads, Review
Books 2 Blog, Review
Books of My Heart, Review
NOVEMBER 2
Book Rampage, Excerpt
Books 2 Blog, Review
The Book Addict’s Reviews, Review
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews, Review

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?





You can find The Girl on Camera on Goodreads

You can buy The Girl on Camera on Amazon

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.

You can find and contact Morgan Dun-Campbell here:
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Amazon

Giveaway
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.  


Find it here :Amazon /Barnes & Noble /BAM /Indie Bound/iTunes

 
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

AMAZON US / AMAZON UK /  iBooks  B & N KOBO 

All buy links can be found here:
http://www.jcreedauthor.com/thebachelorauction


THE BACHELOR AUCTION by J.C. REED is now live!
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