Monday, November 19, 2018

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Just An Illusion - Encore by D. Kelly


Today, we are celebrating the book birthday for D. Kelly's Just an Illusion-Encore, book 5 in the Illusion series! Check it out and grab your copy now!!!

Genre:
New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Series:
Illusion, #5
Publish Date:
November 19, 2018

Synopsis:
Sawyer Weston has done the unthinkable—he’s fallen for his brother's girl. He’d never purposefully hurt Noah, but that’s exactly what’s going to happen if he can’t get her out of his system. 

A stolen kiss between them finally brings Sawyer to his senses. No matter how much he wants her, Amelia has made her choice. 

When tragedy strikes, Sawyer finds himself taking on more responsibility than he ever imagined. Can Sawyer remain the rock his family needs in their time of crisis? Or will he succumb to his deepest desires and fall in love with Amelia all over again? 

Just an Illusion – Encore is the conclusion to Sawyer Weston’s story. Every thought, every feeling, are yours for the taking. Are you ready?


      


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**About the Author**
D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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NERD BLAST: The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons by Dan Elish


Today, we are kicking off this 5-day Nerd Blast + Giveaway for Dan Elish's The Royal Order of Fighting Dragons! We even have an exclusive excerpt to share, too! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!!!

Genre:
Young Adult
Fantasy
Publish Date:
August 7, 2018
Publisher:

Synopsis:
Born to... Fight?

Ike Rupert Hollingsberry is haunted by the past because complete strangers won’t let him forget that his famous father died on the set of The Fighting Dragons, a cult favorite that still has people talking. But when he’s attacked by a large locust, like the one that killed his dad, Ike is helped by the geekiest nerd of all, Elmira Hand. Killing the giant locust is only the beginning of the surprises in store for Ike as he is whisked away from New York City to an isolated Florida compound to assume his role as the next in line to lead the Royal Order of Fighting Dragons—that are NOT supposed to exist—and learns his dad’s death was a cover-up for a far greater purpose…


       

*Excerpt*
The best was yet to come. To his left, Ike saw Alexandro give Kansas City a small pinch. The dragon released a blast of fire that left a trail of smoke one hundred feet long. Ike smiled. What was he waiting for? He gave Detroit a pinch of his own and the dragon let loose a whoosh of flame that spiraled a good two hundred feet into the sky. As the fire blew out of his mouth, the beast jolted forward so powerfully Ike had to squeeze hard with his legs to keep from falling off.
“Yee-haw,” Ike cried.
“Quite a kickback, eh?” Alexandro yelled.
“Sure is,” Ike called.
“Take that, locusts!” Lucinda exclaimed.
Again, Pittsburgh proved female dragons were every bit as powerful as their male counterparts, letting fly a gust of flame that spiraled out a good two hundred feet in no more than two seconds.
Finally, it was Seattle’s turn.
“Death to the bugs,” Elmira called.
With a powerful whoosh, her dragon proved that he had the goods as well.
“Who is the best Order, eh?” Alexandro cried, whooshing by Ike.
“The Tenth Order,” Ike replied.
“You’re bloody well right it is.”
Ike laughed. The next thing he knew, the dragons were swooping this way and that, weaving in and out and around each other, flaming at anything and everything.
Suddenly there was a stealth military helicopter flying soundlessly by their side. A soldier was at the controls and another was leaning out the side with a camera.
“Hey,” he called to Ike. “Over here.”
Ike grinned widely. Holding the reins with one hand, he reached for his sword and pressed the button, exposing the blade and waving it over his head.
“I love it,” the photographer yelled.
Suddenly, Ike loved it, too. All of it. The dragons. His new friends. The thrill of standing up for himself as the rightful leader. Even the prospect of being on TV. Being “the next in line” wasn’t half bad. He retracted the sword’s blade, tucked it back in his belt, and swooped below the helicopter as the dragon let loose a thunderous blast of fire. Once he had gotten his shot, the cameraman gave Ike a thumbs up but then pointed back toward the Order.
Ike looked back over his shoulder. These dragons were even faster than he thought. After what had felt like a short ride, the Order was already a distant dot of green in the middle of a vast swath of brown. The cameraman held up six fingers. Ike understood. At the six mile radius of the no-radar zone, he tugged on the left rein, bringing the dragon on a slow arc back toward the Order.
But there was a problem. Kansas City and Pittsburgh hadn’t gotten the message. Instead of slowing down to turn back, the two dragons thundered forward, gaining speed.
“You think you can outrace me, mi compadre, eh?”
“Sure do, mate,” Lucinda cried. She was holding onto her hat with one hand and the reins with the other. “This dragon of mine’s got raw power.”
“Raw power? Your dragon? He is slower than my nonna—and she uses a walker.”
“Pittsburgh is a she. And she’ll destroy your mangy beast any day of the week.”
“Hey,” Ike yelled. “Stop.”
In a blur of light lavender and dark red, Kansas City and then Pittsburgh rocketed by.
“Wait. The no-radar zone.”
It was too late. Before Ike could stop him, Detroit had wheeled around. Flapping his mighty wings like mad, he accelerated rapidly away from the Order.
The race was on.
Copyright © 2018 by Dan Elish

Praise for THE ROYAL ORDER OF FIGHTING DRAGONS

"…a fast-paced, entertaining story with appealing characters, a healthy dose of action, and a dash of humor." ―Publishers Weekly

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**About the Author**
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Dan Elish is the author of nine novels, including The School for the Insanely Gifted, The Worldwide Dessert Contest, and Born Too Short: Confessions of an 8th Grade Basket Case (Simon & Schuster), which was named a New York Public Library "Book for the Teenage" and a "Young Adult Choice for the International Reading Association.”

Dan co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical 13with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, which premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is slated to be a movie by CBS Films. Dan is also a TV writer who has worked on shows such as Cyberchase (PBS) and Jo-Jo’s Circus (Disney). Dan has received fellowships and scholarships to the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences and is represented by Matt Bialer at Greenburger Associates. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Blushing Kisses by Nazarea Andrews


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Nazarea Andrews' Blushing Kisses, book 5 in the River Street Bar series!!! On our tour stop today, we have an exclusive excerpt to share!! Check it out and grab your copy now!!!

Genre:
Adult
Contemporary Romance
Series:
River Street Bar, #5
Publish Date:
November 15, 2018
Publisher:
A&A Literary

Synopsis:
You are cordially invited… 
River City is a town full of secrets and family and love. Like any small town, they come together to celebrate their own.

To the wedding…
For one weekend, all eyes are on the town’s favorite couple. As their friends and family gather around them, new love is found, and some people muddle through their own complicated happily ever after.

Of Dempsey Jones & Taite Riddley…
Return to River City one last time, and for one weekend look into the lives of some of familiar--and new--characters, and see how their happily ever after ends… 



 
    

*Excerpt*
                She closes her eyes as he carefully puts everything away, then he shifts, lifting her and settling her in his lap. He does this, sometimes. A lot, actually.
They have very few boundaries. Between their friendship and the hours they spend working together, Lola spends more time with Tiny than almost anyone, and sometimes—when he’s carelessly affectionate, drawing her into him on the couch when she’s half-asleep, when he carries her to the breakroom for sleep and makes her favorite on his nights to cook at the station, the way he always seems to be looking after her—it makes it very hard to remember that they’re friends, that Tiny doesn’t see her as anything more than the tomboy Dempsey befriended that never did go away.
She’s ok with that, with being the tomboy sidekick. She knows Dempsey and Tiny and even Cal adore her, knows she has a place in their little group—and she’s ok with that place being the one of the guys' friends.
Sometimes, though, moments like this when his hand strokes broad and warm protectively over her back and his chin nudges into her hair, and she feels small and sheltered—moments like this, she hates it. It’s hard to remember her boundaries, and what she isn’t, when he holds her like she’s precious.
“You ok, Lo?” he murmurs.
She nods against his chest. “We should go back,” she mumbles.
“Take your time. They’re not gonna miss us.”
We’re half the groomsmen, Tiny. They’re gonna miss us.”
He laughs this soft huff that makes her belly squirm. Everyone says that Tiny is quiet—that he doesn’t talk, that he’s closed off.
And she knows a lot of it is just that she’s been friends with him for so long that she’s slipped past that silence and reticence, but she sees him, with Dempsey and Cal, with their other friends, where he’s content to be quiet and observe.
He’s talkative with her—laughs with her, his placid calm mask cracking to reveal the wide smile that’s sarcastic, warm, genuine, and soft.
She wants to believe that means something.
She knows she needs to get up and get some distance because the wedding and the hand still sweeping over her back is fucking with her head.
“You ready?” she asks, shifting away. His arms tighten for a moment, steadying her before he releases her entirely and Lola scrambles out of his lap.
Tiny is watching her, eyes dark and patient as he nods, standing. “Yeah, I’m ready. Let’s go.” 


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Bing read the River Street Bar series!!!
   
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**About the Author**
Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of The World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton series. Stop by her social media and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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