Tuesday, May 30, 2023

BLOG TOUR: Broken Dreams by Abbie Roads


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Bestselling Author Abbie Roads' Broken Dreams, book 2 in the Beautiful Nightmare series! Today, on our tour stop, we have a guest post featuring the author's Top 10 All-time Favorite Books AND a tour-wide giveaway to share! So... Be sure to check it out grab your copy NOW! Follow the tour, HERE.

Contemporary Dark Romance
Dark Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Beautiful Nightmare, #2
Publish Date:
May 9, 2023
Abbie Roads

A stalker. A killer. A v!rg!n hero who will sacrifice himself to save the woman he loves.

FBI Special Skills Consultant Lathan Montgomery has a genetic anomaly that he uses to solve cold cases, but it forces him to live in seclusion. When he saves a woman from a roadside attack, instead of her presence causing him to lose control, she soothes him. For the first time in his life, he experiences love.

But someone is watching them and planning to make them both suffer.

Broken Dreams is the second book in Abbie Roads’ Beautiful Nightmare Series of dark romantic thrillers. It features a v!rg!n hero who never thought he’d find love. If you devour true crime and romance novels then you’ll love a series that combines both in a roller-coaster ride of danger, mind games, and swoon worthy love.

Buy this dangerously dark romance today!

Trigger warning: Depictions of SA and violence.

Previously published under the title Hunt the Dawn

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*Abbie Roads' Top 10 All-time Favorite Books*

What a hard question! Here’s how I’m going to whittle it down to only ten books. I’m only going to list my favorite books that I’ve read and then re-read and then re-read again. I always go back to the books I love. 

These books aren’t for everyone. Some have massive trigger warnings. But they are full of deliciousness!

  1. Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

  2. Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

  3. Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley 

  4. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris

  5. From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

  6. It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole

  7. 11-22-63 by Stephen King

  8. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

  9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

  10. Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan

Do you ever re-read your favorite books? Tell me some of your favorites!


Beautiful Nightmare series:
(covers link to Goodreads)

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**About the Author**
Abbie Roads is the best-selling author of the Fatal Dreams Series and the Fatal Truth Series. Her novels have been finalists in many prestigious contests including The Golden Heart, The Greater Detroit Booksellers Best, The Oklahoma National Readers’ Choice Award, The Write Touch, The Strut Your Stuff Contest, The Aspen Gold Contest, The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, The Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award, The Midnight Sun, The Kathryn Hayes Contest, The Chanticleer, The Daphne du Maurier, The National Readers’ Choice Award, The New England Readers’ Choice Contest, The Beverly Award, and The Maggie Award. Her debut novel Race the Darkness was Publishers Weekly Top 10 Pick for Fall and Never Let Me Fall is an Amazon Editor’s Pick.

By day Abbie Roads is a mental health counselor always focusing on the bright side. By night she writes on the dark side, putting her characters through the wringer before she gives them their happily-ever-after. She loves a good inspirational quote and is a fan of true crime.

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open Internationally
• $25 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
• A signed paperback of Dangerous Dreams (Book 1) (US ONLY)
~ends June 8, 2023
Note: Not Responsible for Lost & Damaged Prizes in Your Mail Box

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

BLOG TOUR: Of Light and Shadow by Tanaz Bhathena


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Award-winning Author Tanaz Bhahena's Of Light and Shadow, a fantasy romance novel inspired by Indian mythology. Today, on our tour stop, we have a guest post featuring the topic "10 Things You Wish Every Aspiring Writer Would Know" to share! We also have a tour-wide giveaway to share as well. So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy NOW! Follow the tour, HERE.

Young Adult
Fantasy Romance
Publish Date:
May 23, 2023

When they don’t give us our birthright, we steal it.

Roshan Chaya is out for justice. Abandoned by her parents at birth and adopted by the kingdom of Jwala’s most notorious bandit before his brutal murder, she is now leader of the Shadow Clan, a gang of farmers-turned-bandits impoverished by the provincial governor’s atrocities and corruption. Roshan’s goal: to avenge her adoptive father and earn back rights and dignity for her people.

Prince Navin has always felt like an outcast. Second in line for the throne, he has never been close to his grandmother, Queen Bhairavi of Jwala. When a night out drinking with friends leads to his capture by the infamous Shadow Clan, Navin schemes to befriend Roshan and use her as a means to escape. His ploy, however, brings Navin closer to the corruption and poverty at the heart of Roshan’s province, raising questions about its governor and Navin’s own family.

To further complicate things, the closer Roshan and Navin get, the harder it becomes to fight their growing attraction. But how can they trust each other when the world as they know it starts to fall apart?

Set in a magical world inspired by the badlands of 17th century India, this standalone epic fantasy novel by Tanaz Bhathena is packed with political tensions, dangerous schemes, and swoon-worthy romance that asks the age old question: can love conquer all?


*10 Things You Wish Every Aspiring Writer Would Know*
  1. Getting a publication contract is a wonderful thing. Read it thoroughly before your sign and ask your agent if you don’t understand a term/condition.

  2. Keep your day job until you get a comfortable stream of income from writing alone. Standard writing advances are generally in the four or five figure range and split into 3-4 payments over a course of 2 or 3 years. This will likely not be enough to pay your bills. 

  3. Not every published book is a bestseller. Many factors go into a book’s monetary success (monetary being the key word here) including word of mouth and a publisher’s marketing support. Much of this is out of a writer’s hands. 

  4. The best way to sell your first book is to write a second book. The new book will draw in new customers to your previous work. 

  5. Not all of your books will earn out. Do not equate this to personal failure.

  6. Define success for yourself in terms other than money. (See 3 and 5.) 

  7. Make time for a hobby that is not related to reading or writing.

  8. Experiment writing in other genres. This is a great outlet for your creative brain and also a way to potentially diversify your book income sources.

  9. Learn from the experiences of other writers. There is a lot of great (and free!) information available online in the form of newsletters, podcasts and YouTube videos. 

  10. Writing is an art, while publishing is a business. Businesses can fail, but art will always give you joy. Keep writing.


**About the Author**
Author Photo by Nettie Photography
Tanaz Bhathena is an award-winning Zoroastrian author of contemporary and fantasy fiction. Her books include Of Light and Shadow, Hunted by the Sky which won the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award and the Bapsi Sidhwa Literary Prize, and The Beauty of the Moment which won the Nautilus Award for Young Adult Fiction. Her acclaimed debut, A Girl Like That, was named a Best Book of the Year by numerous outlets including The Globe and Mail, Seventeen, and The Times of India. Born in India and raised in Saudi Arabia and Canada, Tanaz lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with her family.

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***The Giveaway***

Giveaway Open to the U.S. Only
- ends June 6, 2023
Note: Not Responsible for Lost & Damaged Prizes in Your Mail Box

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