Thursday, July 31, 2014

Crashers by Lindy S. Hudis Review & Giveaway


Synopsis:
It may not be armed robbery, but the illegal business of fraudulent car accidents is a multi-million dollar racket, involving unscrupulous medical providers, personal injury attorneys, and the cooperating passengers involved in the accidents and who also receive a portion of the illegal proceeds.
What makes good people turn to crime—any type of crime? Newly engaged, Nathan and Shari are blissfully happy—but their joy is tempered by the dark cloud of mounting debt. They know it’s just a matter of time until an avalanche of bills buries them—and their future along with it.
A chance encounter with a stranger in whom Shari confides her troubles, proves fortuitous: he tells her of a get-rich-quick scheme that will put her and her fiancĂ© on easy street. Seduced by the chance to move from hard times to good times in no time, she takes the carrot offered her, and finds herself acting as a “stuffed passenger”—the “victim” in a staged auto accident. The act goes according to plan and Shari gets her payday. She goes back for more—again and again, eventually becoming trapped in a dark and dangerous underworld, dragging her fiancĂ© with her. Getting out and breaking free will take nothing short of a miracle.
A modern day cautionary tale, Crashers is a fascinating study in the derailing of a young couple’s moral compass.

Bio:
Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University, where she studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of several titles, including her romance suspense novel, Weekends, her "Hollywood" story City of Toys, and her crime novel, Crashers. She is also the author of an erotic short story series, "The S&M Club" and "The Mile High Club". Her short film “The Lesson” was screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. She is also an actress, having appeared in the television daytime drama "Sunset Beach". She and her husband, Hollywood stuntman Stephen Hudis, have formed their own production company called Impact Motion Pictures, and have several projects and screenplays in development. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
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My Review:
This is a great story about how far people are willing to go for money. Even love will not stop the greed. Car wrecks, immoral attorneys & health care providers are just the beginning. It was interesting to see how the marriage dynamic changed as their morals flew out the window. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review however all opinions are my own.

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Heart Beat Series by Renee Lee Fisher Giveaway, Book Sale, Excerpt, & Trailers


Heart Beat Series: Rock Notes, Love Notes and Music Notes
by Renee Lee Fisher

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BLURB:

Rock Notes

Madison Tierney’s a writer, whose husband, Thomas suddenly left her after 10 years; she is destroyed and now recently alone and divorced. She picks herself up slowly trying to restore her lost confidence and ability to love again. She follows her writing passion and ventures to follow a local band - Rolling Isaac’s and write about them, raw and real and how they follow their dreams. Her book is titled ROCK NOTES.

Her ex-husband wants to come back, and she is torn with what she had for ten years with him which was safe, comforting and a committed relationship. And now she is falling hard for the band singer - Max Rand (Madison calls him Rand), who is several years younger than her and every moment with him is intense and unpredictable.

Rand has tragically lost love in his life. He has no love left to give. He fills his time with many groupies and late nights. The story travels you to various concert venues, from a sexy piercing party to a New Years rocking eve. There are many interruptions and assumptions for this couple along their journey.

While Madison is writing ROCK NOTES, somewhere along the way she begins to write LOVE NOTES, which are personal secret love letters for Rand. Also Rand is always writing music with the hope of creating his first solo album. Both Madison and Rand appear to be able to write their feelings on paper effortlessly but have a hard time conveying them to one another. This story is about being so broken inside from having your heart ripped apart, to attempting to rebuild trust, follow your dreams and hopefully find love.

Will she return to the warm awaiting arms of her ex-husband who still is in love with her? Or will there be a new beginning for Madison and Rand? Can these two empty souls feel love again? Or will what ignites between them simply fade away after the concert lights dim?


Love Notes

Rand:

As our bodies joined as one, I felt more in that one moment than I have ever felt with anyone. I never wanted to leave your arms, your body, and our connection. I believe that you complete me, you were made for me. I struggled to keep my feelings at bay and not let you know but I am too emotionally involved with you and to know now that you are with me is beyond belief. Where we head from here together has unlimited paths. I know I will always have this need now to have you fulfill me as I know you can. I see you and just a glance across the room to you makes me want to have us running to the bedroom. Silently I ponder how to relay to you just how much Love I contain for you. Some days I feel like my heart is about to burst. Maddy xo

Madison and Rand’s love story continues as they move their relationship to a more passionate, intimate level…but again they are thrown some challenges. Will Madison and Rand be together and move forward or…backward? Read what comes their way to cause doubt in their minds. Just when everything is going fine, sometimes accidents occur.

Rand:

Oh, God, something horrible has happened. I only remember parts of it and they seem like snapshots that were taken so quickly…I need to feel you near me. I need to reach out and touch you and let you know I love you. Rand, I never felt so in love as I do when I am with you. Maddy xo

“What the hell are you talking about Madison? You have me at a complete loss here?” Rand

Madison must fully trust Rand to commit herself to him forever in marriage. Rand must make her see and feel what she truly means to him. This story will pull at your heart and make you tear as you turn the pages that may finally reveal Madison’s handwritten LOVE NOTES.

Will they get their Happily Ever After?


Music Notes

How will Madison and Rand keep their love and music playing?

Music Notes (Book Three of the Heartbeat Series)

Just when life seems to be going smooth, Madison receives news that leaves her speechless. She's a writer that for the moment cannot form her words. Rand now is the one to continue their story…his story.

Music Notes will take you on the tour with Max Rand as his first Solo Album – Simply Mad is launched. Will his travel for several months put distance in their relationship? Can their love survive?

Rand will travel through his own journey of self discovery along the way. Just when Rand is at a high point in his life, a collapse . . . will bring one of them down...Rand? Madison?

One person will offer the ultimate sacrifice. See the songs that Rand has written, and where his inspiration comes from.

Follow this novel and see how it plays out.

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Excerpt 

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"Jillian can you take me to Philly today to get my car? I don’t want to put Rand out anymore. I’ll just see if he can bring me back to my house."

"I’ll agree only on one condition, I want every single detail, don’t leave anything out, I want all of them!" I had to put my hand over the phone as she said this. She was so loud and I hoped Rand did not hear any of this.

"Hey, I should go, I don’t want to be rude, he is making me breakfast," I whispered to her.

"No I bet you’re his breakfast…but I’ll come get you at noon. You can tell me then how great this sexy man is."

I didn’t get to comment, as she hung up too quickly. Rand flashed me a sexy smile when I returned to the kitchen, I wasn’t sure if he heard any of our conversation. I did look up at the high ceiling in his house and knew each word spoken echoed.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author that has the passion for putting her pen and ideas to paper. A pure romance junkie and she loves to tell stories. She was an English Major of LaSalle University and always wanted to be a writer. In the past years her books titled - From the Vine (a collection of writings/poems) and Cody and the Pumpkin Truck (a Childrens' Book) were published. She has also written many other childrens' stories, lyrics, articles and wedding ceremonies. Currently she is deep into her Heartbeat Series of Contemporary Romance Novels which are titled - ROCK NOTES, LOVE NOTES, MUSIC NOTES, FIRST BEAT, FIRST BASS and FIRST TASTE.

Also coming soon The Crossing Series I, II and III of The Knot Hole, The Passage and The Muse.

Renee resides in Eagleville, PA. with her husband Michael, of many years and her two cats - Nyah and Cody. She has a great support system of Love from her family and friends.

Renee BELIEVES you should follow your DREAMS and that -

The HAPPIEST of people don't have the best of everything,
they simply make the best of everything.

Renee loves to travel, especially to St. Martin - Netherland Antilles. She enjoys meeting new people to inspire her and she will always write down a person's name that is unique to use as a potential character in her future writings.

Author Links
Website - www.reneeleefisher.com

Email -  author@reneeleefisher.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ReneeLeeFisherAuthor

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ReneeLeeFisher

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Rock Notes

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B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rock-notes-renee-lee-fisher/1115566650?ean=9781490383361

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Love Notes

Amazon - http://amzn.to/179l0uQ
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/love-notes/id690291292?mt=11

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-notes-renee-lee-fisher/1116599368?ean=9781492232537
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Music Notes

Amazon - http://amzn.to/1ij9y0w

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/music-notes-heartbeat-series/id810870701?mt=11

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/music-notes-the-heartbeat-series-book-3-renee-lee-fisher/1118428018?ean=2940045613842

All Romance Link - https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-musicnotes-1406048-149.html

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Sleeping in the Morgue By Jennifer Tressen Excerpt & Giveaway


Sleeping in the Morgue
By
Jennifer Tressen

BLURB:  

Paige Thorton, a sweet overachieving high school senior only has one month to come up with ten thousand dollars to pay for college, but her family mortuary has no business. Desperate to escape her little town and go to her dream school, she decides to take matters into her own hands and drum up some clients. Soon "accidents" begin happening to local residents. However when her boyfriend, Brock Harrington, the rookie hotshot cop begins to investigate things get hairy. Will Paige be able to pull it off in time or will she be doomed to forever sleep in the morgue?

Excerpt
Paige swallowed and looked at him serious, “Would you mind my asking why you came here specifically if your wife’s plans were already taken care of?”
“Not at all,” he set down his tea cup. “I want to die.”
Paige nearly spit out tea, “What?”
“I have no purpose here. I’ve lived a good life. But now I’m done. I want to be with Isabelle.”
“Um, I think there was a misunderstanding. We deal with people who are already dead here, not people who wish they were.”
“I know,” he stared at her blankly.
“I’m not sure I know what you’re asking?”
“I think you do.”
Kill you? You want me to kill you? Paige thought, quite perplexed.
“There’s an ‘ingredient’ I believe you have here that’s odorless, colorless and virtually untraceable. I think it would be a delicious addition to say, some tea,” he stared at her for a moment. “My services would of course be held here. Think of it as...charity. Or business. It could always be business. You just might need the money.”
Is this really happening? This is sick.
“I’ll put it in myself,” he offered, trying to sweeten the deal.
What, so I don’t get charged with murder? Thanks.
Paige shifted nervously.
Wait, am I on one of those hidden camera shows?
She looked around suspiciously.
“Might I have another cup of tea, darling?” he smiled at her and held up his cup.
Ummm…
Paige bit her lip.


AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Jennifer Tressen is a wife, mother and writer. A former actor, she spent nearly ten years in the entertainment industry appearing in commercials, print ads and television shows. It was her love of storytelling that pushed her to the other side of the camera and sent her to film school at Chapman University. Although she entered as a Cinematography major, Jennifer graduated with a degree in Screenwriting after a single required screenwriting class forever changed her path. She found a passion for writing she had forgotten in her childhood. Everything she learned about screenwriting and especially storytelling she attributes to her mentor, the late Blake Snyder.

After several years of writing and editing for producers and other screenwriters her curiosity led her into writing novels. As a huge fan of Young Adult and New Adult literature this is where her pen tends to lead her. However, she does have plans to release a few middle grade fiction and adult novels in the future.
Jennifer attributes her love of reading and writing to her mother who always reminded her of the power of literacy. Besides telling her and her siblings that they could do anything they wanted if they knew how to read and write, she said, “You can go anywhere in a book. You can be anyone.”

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Undaunted Series by Charity Parkerson Giveaway, Excerpt, Interview & Playlist

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BOOK INFORMATION

Title – Undaunted Series – No Rival, #2 Author – Charity Parkerson Genre – Sports Erotica Publication Date – May 30, 2014 Length (Pages/# Words) – 100/ 34,069 Publisher – Ellora’s Cave Publishing Cover Artist – Publisher

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Book 2 in the No Rival series

What happens in the fight club stays in the fight club.

Brothers, Rhys and Knox, have been in love with the same woman for years. While Rhys has been open about his feelings toward Mandy, he’s kept her firmly locked in the friend zone. That is, until a night filled with too much alcohol explodes into passion.

Unfortunately, while Rhys doesn’t remember a minute of it, Mandy remembers every detail all too well. As secrets and betrayals begin to unravel their friendship, Knox seizes his chance to—finally—claim Mandy as his own.

With two sexy fighters squaring off to win her heart, Mandy must decide which to choose—the charming reprobate who’s been the center of her desire, yet always wrecks her life, or the merciless bad boy who wants to give her the world.

Inside Scoop: This sexy tale includes male/male encounters that may have you wishing for two sexy fighters of your own.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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BUY & TBR LINKS

Ellora’s CaveAmazon Kindle (Undaunted – Book 2) – Goodreads Link

Amazon Kindle (Unsurpassed – Book 1) – Amazon Kindle (Unequaled – Book 3)

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EXCERPT

“Just tell us what you need and we’re your men.”

Ryan’s teasing, upbeat personality kept her smiling and she immediately felt at ease. “Get naked and act natural,” she said, somehow managing to keep a straight face.

Max groaned. “Great. Now there’s two of them. Don’t give him permission, Mandy. We’ll never get his clothes back on.”

“Fine,” she huffed, breaking out her best pout. “You will have to take your shirts off, though.” Max flashed a flirtatious glance her way that left her blushing as he stripped his shirt off. Oddly, she knew he didn’t mean it. Some people were overtly more sexual than others were. It was more of a vibe he owned. It was as if he couldn’t help himself. Of course, the knowledge did nothing to stop her face from burning every time he turned it in her direction. The third time blood flooded her cheeks, she felt Knox’s heat pressing into her back. Her heart slammed against her chest at the contact. He was everywhere. Overwhelming. Unmovable.

“He’s not for you.” His breath fanned across her neck as the whispered warning rang in her ears. The bite in his tone rolled over her skin. As he strode away, she watched the smooth movement of his body. Untamed. The word floated through her mind and she couldn’t let it go. He was a predator. Each time he was near, a shot of adrenaline pumped through her veins when she survived the encounter. One day, she wouldn’t.

After a few posed shots, Mandy focused on the action. “I’d love to get as many pictures as I can, if you want to take turns sparring. I’m not picky. However the three of you choose to pair up is fine with me.”

Knox gave her a sharp nod, and Ryan came over to stand at her side on the edge of the mat. Squaring off, Max and Knox circled one another. Staring down at the digital screen, Mandy zoomed in on Knox and her chest tightened even as she continued snapping pictures.

“Better Max than me,” Ryan said startling her with his tight tone.

Keeping her focus on her task, Mandy tried to keep the curiosity from showing in her voice. “Scared of getting your a*s handed to you, huh?” she teased.

“An a*s-kicking I can handle. I have no desire to die. Underground fighters train to compete with only one rule in mind. To the death. I mean, judging by Knox’s lifestyle, the money is good, but it takes a certain mentality to go into every match to kill or be killed.”

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BOOK SOUNDTRACK

Hate me—Blue October Let it Go—Blue October Closer—NIN U Got it Bad—Usher Nothing—The Script Bleed—Hot Chelle Ray Broken—Lifehouse Hanging by a moment—Lifehouse One More Night—Maroon 5 It’s been awhile—Staind Say Something—Great Big World

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AUTHOR BIO

Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner *2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner *ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance *Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

Interview
·         Compulsory Questions
1.       Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m an award winning and multi-published author with two rowdy boys and an even rowdier husband. I live in Tennessee.
2.       Tell us about your book(s). The “No Rival” series follows the lives of several MMA fighters. A few of them fight on the legal circuit while others fight in underground matches. I hope more than anything, people will read this series and walk away feeling as if they witnessed a triumph of spirit. Everyone makes mistakes and has to work their back up from the bottom. I like to give people an escape but in a world where people are human. Sometimes, they screw up.
·         Formal Questions
3.       Writing – why? Otherwise, I’d just be the crazy lady who talks to herself at the grocery store.
4.       Do you have a favourite character from your book(s)? Why? McKenna. She is a crazy mess, but fun.
5.       What's easier for you, action, or dialogue, or description? Action.
6.       Do you have any advice for other writers? Write every single day even if it’s crap.
7.       Is there any genre you won't write and why? Besides barely-legal erotica, I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t be willing—in the very least—to try.
8.       What is your favourite genre and why? Historical Romance. I can’t write it, but it what began my love of reading romance, setting me on my path to write it.
·         Informal Questions
9.       Do you have conversations with your characters? Always.
10.   Do you have any odd (writing) habits? I don’t know it’s odd, but I used to scratch out notes on every scrap of paper I could find. I would stuff them in my bra until I got home. It was a filing system only I understood.
11.   If you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Quirky
12.   If you could invite one character from your books to dinner, who would it be?  Kurt. You won’t meet him until book 4, but he’s one of my favorites.
13.   If you could invite one character from someone else's books to dinner, who would it be? Mal from Kylie Scott’s “Play”
·         Random Questions
14.   Are you a dog or a cat person, why? Dog. I’m allergic to cats.
15.   What's your favourite colour, why? Pink. I’m a girlie girl
16.   Tell us a joke! There once was a man from Nantucket. :-D
Thank you for hosting me.

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Unsurpassed (Book #1)

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Street Food and Love by H.A. Enri Giveaway


Street Food and Love by H.A. Enri
Published by: Martin Sisters Publishing
Publication date: Summer 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Sole Eaby, seventeen, has a few complaints he’d like to lodge against life, the main one being that his dad, Cedro, has recently quit his job and withdrawn his entire life savings, which included Sole’s college fund. Why? To launch a food truck business he knows nothing about.
To cope, Sole uses his knifelike wit to moonlight as a stand-up comedian, and so far, it’s paying off. He’s not only replenishing his college treasury, he’s making people laugh; but it’s one person in particular he performs for. Her name is Ava. When the fated bond of humor joins the two, and they begin a sort of quasi-romance, things begin to seem somewhat bearable. Of course, that’s when an ill-timed event decides to put another spin on things. Just when Sole is ready to move on with his own life and disconnect himself from his father and the family business, he suddenly finds himself in charge of the food truck he desperately loathes. Here is where Sole must realize that the answers to love and life are not to be found apart but, rather, are more like a savory recipe: only by combining the ingredients will the wonderful flavors reveal themselves. When comedy isn’t enough, the future seems ever bleak, and a fledgling love has barely had a chance to bloom, where will Sole turn?



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AUTHOR BIO
H.A.'s love for all things caffeinated is what keeps him awake and alert so he can pursue that glorious tyrant called Nostalgia. And after all, isn't that what provokes most adult authors to write stories about the teenage years they long ago left behind (referring to Nostalgia, not the caffeine...he hopes)? When he isn't writing, H.A. can be found quaffing coffee (Yes, he might be addicted--don't judge) reading, riding his bike, snapping photos, making music, working on his theory of everything, and, on rare occasions, attempting to discover the elusive, and maybe impossible, secret to time travel. H.A. lives in So Cal. Street Food and Love is H.A.'s first novel.

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