Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Cover Reveal: NYC Series by Alora Kate

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NYC Series Cover Reveal!

The NYC Series by Alora Kate

Book 1: A Beautiful Heartbreak
a plain jane and a complicated lawyer
Release Date: 16th September

Book 2: A Beautiful Acceptance
a notorious flirt and a broody ex-fighter
Release Date: 16th October

Book 3: A Beautiful Forgiveness
a broken beauty and a fierce protector
Release Date: 16th November

Genre: Romantic Suspense
(must be read in order)

Welcome to the NYC Series cover reveal!

Add to your Goodreads TBR!

A Beautiful Heartbreak (the NYC series, #1)

A plain Jane process server and private investigator.
A complicated, high-powered lawyer.

No one said that life in New York City was going to be easy.
So, when Ki’s life gets completely flipped upside down,
she seeks the safety of a disorganized man of few words.

Is he the hero Ki needs, or will he push her away?

This is the first book in the NYC Series and must be read in order.
Get ready for Alora Kate’s newest Romantic Suspense series.

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A Beautiful Acceptance (the NYC series, #2)

A notorious flirt and private investigator.
A broody ex-fighter unable to step into the ring again.

Alexa Tanner lives her life alone.
Never knowing what it was like to be loved.

Tapper Low misses the ring and is having
a hard time accepting his new life.

Alexa and Tapper have a past.
A past that comes back to interrupt their lives,
making them both think about the future.

Can they get over what happened in the past and start new,
or will their tempers and independent
ways make them go their separate ways?


This is the second book in Alora Kate’s NYC series,
and must be read after A Beautiful Heartbreak.

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A Beautiful Forgiveness (the NYC series, #3)
A broken beauty who's hit rock bottom.
A fierce protector who battles his demons every day.

London lives her life with no regrets, until that one moment
that steals her light and leaves her in the dark.

Lucas' past is where it belongs, in the past; he’s moved on,
but when London’s forced into his life, will his past come back to haunt him?

Will London learn how to move on from the worst moment of her life?

Will Lucas stumble and fall back into his past?

Or will they help each other figure out how to overcome their demons together?

This is the conclusion to Alora Kate’s NYC series, and must be read after A Beautiful Heartbreak and A Beautiful Acceptance.

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About The Author:
Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters. 
Visit her website here
Join her mailing list here

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Cover Reveal: Shift by Staci Hart




SBPRBanner-Shift-CR.jpgBestselling author Staci Hart brings you the second installment of an addictive romantic mythology series where love is the ultimate game, and Aphrodite always wins.

 

Shift by Staci Hart

Publishing Date: August 24th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: QuirkyBird Designs

Photographer: Lauren Watson-Perry

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Synopsis: Even the gods cannot betray the will of the stars. It’s been a hundred years since she’s warmed my bed, a hundred years spent waiting for her. Now we’ll compete again in a game that matters little to me. But my prize is far greater than a token to be paid for a favor — I want her. And for the first time in a very long time, I have the chance to keep her. Because now the ground has shifted, tilted in my favor, and with her footing unsteady, she will fall. I will catch her. This time, I won’t let go.

 

About the Author

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics. 
 
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mid-Life Crisis #2 - Age: 31

So I'm guessing you've seen the title. I kind of feel like that's where I'm at in life currently. I went through my first mid-life crisis at the young age of 26. Now, here I am again 5 years later. 

I'm unhappy with a lot of things in my life currently. I know I need to make changes, but it's easier said than done in some of these cases. I wish I could have someone to share my life with, but I'm almost thinking it's better I don't because I'm not 100% yet, and I don't want someone to have to see me like this. 

I don't know. Sometimes I wish I could go back and relive old memories just so I can remember what it feels like to really care about someone and have the feelings reciprocated. 

I had my first breakdown moment when it comes to books in front of one of my best friends. It's happened once and once only, but it was sad and real. I told him that I had gone back and re-read a couple of my books and I worried that maybe I've been lying to myself this whole time, and maybe I'm not that good of a writer. He reminded me that I've written 13 books, why would I ever want to stop now? And I know he's right, it's just so hard sometimes to put so much into it and not get much ROI. 

I have only made $7500 off of my books in 3 years, and while that's $7500 more than I would have had, I also put out at least that plus some to get the covers, editing, formatting, etc. 

I know there are some authors out there that will sell less than $20 a month on their books, and I know there are others out there who will sell more than $10k a month. I am fortunate to land somewhere in the middle, but there is no magical formula. If I ever find out about one, I'll let you know. A few months ago I made $8 on my books. I don't think I've made that little since the first month I published back in May '14. It's disheartening to put so much of myself into each book and not see it gain the traction I would hope for. 

I'm also starting to really worry that I'll never be ready to be with someone again and I'll end up alone forever. The thought has really been messing with me a lot lately. I really hope I'm wrong.

Cover Reveal: The Four Seasons Series by Alora Kate

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The Four Seasons Series New Cover Reveal!
The Four Seasons Series
-From Summer to Fall
-Between Tristan and Hannah
-A Chance with Spring
-Chasing Winter
Author: Alora Kate
Genre: New Adult Romance

The Four Seasons Series is having new covers and new content!! Available as a box set or single books. 
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Book 1 & 2: Not one love story but two! Follow Summer, Tristan, Hannah and Fall for the first time as they go through the ups and downs of young love. Book 3: Meet Spring and Chance on the journey of trust when an old flame of Chances shows up in town. Book 4: We finally get to meet Winter; have your tissues ready for an emotional ending to this amazing series! Rated R; not suitable for readers under 18 due to sexual content, language, violence.



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#1: In this book, you will read about not one love story but two.
About a family of not only blood but heart.
Summer and Hannah are best friends; more like sisters if either, one was to be asked.
Fall is Summer’s beloved but annoying older brother.
Something has changed within the fun-loving brother she used to know.
Now only glimpses are seen and Summer would give anything to help the
brother she loves find his way out of his own personal darkness and into the light.
Tristan is Fall’s best friend and the guy who makes
Summers heart pound in a way that no one else has ever made her feel.
Hannah loves Fall; always has. Even his faults and flaw.
Tristan and Fall are football stars on and off the field.
Fall loves sex with as many girls willing to throw themselves into his bed.
What happens when Hannah becomes one of Fall’s many?
And when Tristan notices the one girl who has always
been there on the sidelines, how will Summer cope?

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#2: Hannah’s unconditional love helps Fall talk about his painful past in an attempt to move forward. Old wounds are healing, but new uncertainty is looming for Hannah. Tristan told Summer a secret that he’s never told anyone and he knows she is struggling with believing him.
The story continues for Fall, Hannah, Summer and Tristan as they start new journeys of trust and relationships. They’ll be tested. Their bonds will either grow stronger or crumble under the pressure.

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#3: The moment Chance laid eyes on Spring; he knew she was the one for him. Spring on the other hand doesn’t, or maybe she’s just afraid of her true feelings for him. Chance wants more than anything for Spring to admit to herself she’s in love with him. However, an old girlfriend of Chances shows up and things get a little out of control. How will Spring handle his ex-girlfriend coming back into his life? And why exactly is she back?

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#4: Everyone has secrets but some are worse than others are. Some people are ashamed of their secrets. Some people are terrified of how others will react to their secrets. Chase and Winter both have secrets. They both have demons and a past that haunts them. This is the final book in The Four Seasons series and we finally get to meet Winter and Chase. How will they deal when they learn about each other’s pasts? Will Chase still continue to chase Winter?

About The Author:
Alora Kate is a multi-genre author who likes to be bold and original; stepping outside of the box and bringing her readers fresh characters from all parts of life. She’s a mother, college student, photographer, and graphic designer. She resides in northern MN with her son, where she plans to stay for a long time despite the cold winters.
Join her mailing list here:
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Map to You by Lindy Zart



Title: The Map to You
Author: Lindy Zart
Publisher: Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing
Release Date: November 28th, 2017




Blurb:

Keeping his inner demons at bay means Blake Malone has more than enough trouble on his plate. He doesn’t need any extra complications. But that’s exactly what he gets when, on his way to North Dakota, he leaves his truck unattended—and returns to find a beautiful woman sleeping in the front seat.

Opal Allen seems to have a knack for attracting trouble. Which is why she isn’t about to tell her new road trip companion the real reason she needs to hightail it out of town. But Blake has a way of seeing right through her, which is both terrifying and exhilarating. Now her biggest problem is figuring out how to resist their undeniable attraction. Because once this road trip is over, she plans on never seeing Blake again.

But the best adventures don’t go according to plan.



Excerpt:

Last I checked, I was traveling alone. 

I walk to my grandfather’s truck, a 1987 Ford F-series pickup in blue and white, and blink at the small form curled up on the seat. 

Under the darkened dome of the sky, it’s hard to discern anything other than the size of the thing inside my truck, and that it has dark hair. It could be a man, a woman—even a kid. I quickly scan the parking lot, searching for any accomplices to a premeditated crime involving yours truly. 

It’s the end of August, and the days can be wicked humid and hot, but the same can’t be said for the nights. I have on a light jacket to help keep the chill off my skin. I glance into the cab of the truck. Small as this person is, they have to be feeling the cold. 

The night is still and quiet, only two other vehicles taking up parking spaces of the 24-hour convenience store. It’s after midnight on a Wednesday. Most sane people are home and in bed. I focus on the stranger in my truck. Whatever they’re up to, it’s bound to be nefarious. I like my share of nefarious dealings, as long as I’m the one doing them. 

Muttering to myself and craving a cigarette, I carefully set down the plastic bag of chips, beef jerky, and orange juice I purchased to curb the hunger gnawing at my gut. I rub the stubble along my jaw, head cocked, as I come to a decision. It’s an easy one—whoever they are, they can’t stay in my truck. 

Hands out, palms down, I soundlessly skulk around the front of the truck and toward the passenger side. My eyes shift from side to side in pursuit of any possible friends of theirs hoping to make my night especially spectacular with a blunt object to the back of the head. I feel ridiculous, sure I look like the Pink Panther slinking around in the dark. 

My boot kicks a piece of gravel and it pings against the side of the truck my mother secretly kept in a storage unit all these years for me. I didn’t even know the truck was still around until my brother Graham unknowingly drove it from North Dakota to Wisconsin my last week in the Cheesehead state. I just about cried when I saw it. Just about, but not quite—because crying would be bad for my image. My throat burned from keeping it in, though, and when Kennedy, Graham’s girlfriend, commented on the redness of my eyes, I told her it was a reaction to whatever perfume she’d doused herself in. 

Smooth, that’s me. 

I wince, hoping the rock didn’t do any damage to the truck. This is one of the last pieces I have of the man who never judged me in all the years he was alive. Good thing for my grandfather’s untarnished view of me that my life didn’t completely fall to shit until after he died. 

A head snaps up, and large, dark eyes slam into mine. I freeze against the unexpected jolt of them. The woman appears youngish, her face pointy and elfin. Her features are interesting, like it couldn’t be decided whether to make her look exotic or plain. We study one another for one charged moment, and then whatever had her immobile collapses. Her mouth opens in a piercing scream, and she scrambles to the middle of the cab. I jerk back, her reaction startling me. 

“What the hell kind of a person creeps up on someone like that?” she accuses. Her voice is breathless, but there is an undertone of huskiness that brings my nerve endings to attention. 

I open my mouth with the intention of apologizing, and then realize what I’m about to do. Scowl taking over my features, I grip the door handle and pull. She scoots across the seat with her back to the driver’s side door and, wide-eyed, looks back at me. 

“Get out…of my truck,” I say slowly, setting my palms on the worn and torn vinyl upholstery to lean forward menacingly.