Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Love on Loch Ness by Aubrie Dionne

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Love on Loch Ness by Aubrie Dionne!

Paranormal Romance
Publish Date:
February 2, 2014
Astraea Press

Dr. Gail Phillips steps onto the shores of Loch Ness to disprove the Loch Ness monster theory for good so everyone can stop wasting their time. As a marine biologist with a background in archeology, she’s convinced all of the world’s myths such as Big Foot, the Tasmanian devil, and even Nessie are lies. Her father disappeared while following Yettie tracks in the Alps, and she doesn’t want to lose another mislead soul.

Flynn Maloney comes from a family of fanatic cryptozoologists. As a native of Scotland, he believes in Nessie as strong as Gail believes in science. Despite his initial attraction for her, he’s joined her research team to prove her wrong. He wants to find Nessie for a special girl in his life, to show her dreams really can come true.

As they conduct sonar studies and sweeps of the lake, their differing opinions are at odds with their budding attraction. Gail doesn’t believe in anything unscientific, such as romance, thinking the charming Flynn Maloney is full of baloney. Flynn can’t believe he’s falling for someone with no imagination or faith. To make matters worse, their videographer is covering his true identity. Together they must unravel his plan before he destroys everything they are working for. Will Gail force Flynn to question his faith, or will she discover more than she bargained for in the Scottish highlands?



Top Five Favorite Mythological Creatures

#1. Unicorn
The first poem I ever wrote way back in elementary school was about a unicorn. I grew up watching the animated classic The Last Unicorn and the fantasy movie Legend which stars a very young Tom Cruise. Unicorns were the central figures in both. In fact, the flute solo at the beginning of The Last Unicorn inspired me to play the flute which has become my life long career. Without unicorns where would I be today? Probably still working at Hannaford's.

#2. Vampire
The first R movie I saw was Interview with a Vampire-strangely also starring Tom Cruise. Vampires can be scary and sexy, and I love movies that feature both kinds! Yes, I'm a Twilight fan. I loved the first book, but didn't get into the second two. Please don't shoot me!

#3. Elf
Yes, I love those elves. I'm a big fan of Legolas. But, before LOTR, I read Tad Williams' Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy, and he has some of the best elves imaginable. I love how they are smart and athletic and live forever- who doesn't want all of that? If only Game of Thrones had elves. You know what, on second thought probably better not. They'd probably all die anyway.

#4. Dragon
I have a fantasy romance book coming put from Lyrical/Kensington this summer about dragons called Minstrel’s Serenade. I love dragons. Probably my favorite dragon right now is the one on Merlin, even though he attacks the city when Merlin sets him free. He became such a great advisor to the young wizard.

#5. Pan
Yes, I love the flute playing half goat/half man. I've played pieces about him on my flute all my life. In fact, I have a new release out now about his relationship with Syrinx because I didn't like how the myth ended. It's titled Pan's Conquest, and it's only $0.99. So if you like mythological beasts, you should check it out!


Aubrie's Opinion on the Main Characters

Usually people fall into two major categories concerning the Loch Ness monster. Either they believe or they don't. There are the skeptics and the dreamers. In Love on Loch Ness, I embodied the two extremes in my hero and heroine. Gail is a scientist by nature, and only believes what she can prove with her instruments. Flynn is a dreamer and has enough faith to believe without the evidence. He goes on gut feelings. This makes for some pretty heated conversations between the two!

Not only are they at odds with their scientific beliefs, but Flynn must convince Gail about true love-something so unscientific, she can't seem to believe even when it's right in front of her!

I'm a dreamer myself. I totally get Flynn's perspective. But there is a part of me that doubts, and I dug really deep in that part of me to write Gail. So you could say they are the two sides battling inside me. Which one wins? Well, you'll have to read the book to find out!


**About the Author**
Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes & Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Harper Impulse, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Inkspell Publishing, and Lyrical Press.

When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

AFTER RELEASE DAY BLITZ #2: Beautiful Ink by Nicole Reed

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This novel is not a cliffhanger and can be read as a stand-alone.

This book is real, beautifully raw, and not for the faint of heart. It is the story of a young girl’s loss of innocence while growing up around a motorcycle club. It is not suitable for children under the age of seventeen due to language, sexual content, and intense subject matter. Based on true events.


I have tattooed that single word on more skin than I care to count. It elicits powerful thoughts and emotions for most people.


But not for me. The word family means so much more.


You can’t run forever from the ones who love you.




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**About the Author**
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Nicole Reed is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Ruining You. She is a true Southern girl, enjoying life with her husband and three children in the peachy state of Georgia. As a child, she discovered another world between the pages of a book. In 2012, she self-published her first book Ruining Me, and then followed it with Ruining YouCake, and Wasted Heart. Her books have also been listed on the overall Top 100 Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling list. She is represented by Ginger Clark with Curtis Brown, LTD

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BOOK BLITZ: Blood Magic by T.G. Ayer

Welcome to the exciting Book Blitz for Blood Magic, the first book of the SoulTracker series, by T.G. Ayer!

New Adult Urban Fantasy
SoulTracker Series
Publish Date:
April 28, 2014
Infinite Ink Books

My name is Mel Morgan and I’m a Tracker. I find people for a living. The people I help have no idea I know exactly how they feel because I’ve lost someone too. If only I could have found the one person I’ve been looking for all these years.

My current case is no ordinary abduction. Before long I’m neck deep in blood magic – the worst kind. I need the help of a necromancer if I’m to free the kid. Doesn’t mean I have to like it.

When sexy djinn Saleem asks for help things get a little hot to handle. But how can I say know? Dodging demons and sorcerers are just part of my day job.



"So you'll arrest me because I spoke to a guy? Mighty protective of you, Detective." I smiled, injecting a little charm into the turn to my lips. "I always knew there was a reason you followed me around twenty-four seven, Detective. I just never realized it was because you had the hots for me."
A snort of laughter emanated from his dark-haired partner and I tilted my head to address him. "So who are you supposed to be? You the latest sorry sucker they found to babysit this fool?" I pointed a thumb at Fulbright who choked with fury at my words. Not that being polite to Fulbright had ever been my strong suit.


**About the Author**
T.G. Ayer
I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other's loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: The One by Heather Self

We are celebrating the re-release of The One, the first book in The Portal Trilogy, by Heather Self!

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Young Adult Fantasy
The Portal Trilogy
Publish Date:
April 29, 2014

Stranded on Earth two thousand years they've waited for the arrival of the One: some to save her, others to kill her. With her birth, the ancient prophecy could at last be fulfilled and the doorway between the worlds would open. Those who know the prophecy believe this event occurred almost eighteen years ago, and now, they'll stop at nothing to find her.

Seventeen-year-old Eveline Fallon has lived her entire life on the move—and she hates it. Believing her to be the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy, her parents have done whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of those who wish to see her dead in order to keep the prophecy unfulfilled and the doorway between the worlds closed. But Eveline isn’t fully convinced that her parents’ beliefs match her own. What she does believe is that Leadville, Colorado, and the sanctuary offered may be the chance she’s been waiting for. The chance to be somewhere safe. The chance for her to make friends and have fun. The chance to finally date a guy. The chance to be a normal girl, at least as normal as possible for someone not human.


....I felt my bed dip and sighed, “I’m getting up now.”
“I should hope so. You wouldn’t want me to be late on my first day.”
I squeaked and frantically pushed the covers from my head making a tangled mess of my hair. I shoved the hair out my face, spitting out the pieces that stuck to my lips, to glare at the figure sitting at the foot of my bed.
He grinned, “That’s an interesting look for you. What do you call it?” I brushed my hair down again and sat up trying to find my voice amidst the shock of him being in my room—of appearing in my room. “You’ve got about ten minutes before I need to pop you over to the fam so hop to it, love, and I’ll give you your reward.”
I put my hands on my hips, causing the blanket to pool in my lap. The teasing look left his eyes as he took in my shoulders, bared by the spaghetti straps of my V-neck tank. His eyes roamed over the exposed skin, each pause of his glance a visual caress. I crossed my arms, unintentionally revealing even more of myself to him, and he inhaled sharply. His eyes flashed to mine, and he searched my face.
He slid along the edge of the bed to where I had my back pressed against the wall, his gaze never leaving mine. I was effectively caged in, his body on one side of me and the arm he was leaning on placed by my opposite hip. He radiated heat into the infinitesimal gap that separated our bodies. My lips parted on a swiftly in drawn breath, and when he glanced down at them, I bit the bottom one in anticipation. Chase groaned softly, and heat flared in his eyes. Bracing a hand on the wall beside my head, he leaned in closer. With the other he cupped my face, rubbing his rough thumb over the smoothness of my cheek.
We inhaled short shallow gasps through our mouths, and he dipped his head, stopping just short of the spot I ached to have him touch. My lips tingled in anticipation.
“Why can’t I get you out my head?”
The vapor of his breath tasted sweet as I inhaled, and I waited for him to move that last excruciating millimeter.


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**About the Author**
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Heather Self abides in Texas with her four loves—three human, and one furry—and tries to Keep Austin Weird. Survives writing, and editing by consuming copious amounts of Godiva and coffee, and using Spotify playlists. Self-confessed nerd and lover of BBC programs, particularly Doctor Who and Sherlock. Twitter connoisseur, Facebook avoider, and blogger un-extraordinaire.

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