#NewRelease #MM- Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (Cozzi Cove #2) by Joe Cosentino

Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (Cozzi Cove, #2)

Publisher: Nine Star Press

Language: English

Cover Design: Arai Tan

Length: 60,000 words

ISBN-13: 978-1-911153-38-2

Release date: April 18, 2016

synopsis

On Cozzi Cove at the New Jersey Shore, handsome Cal Cozzi’s seven bungalows are once again open for summer and love. The vacationers include Rodney Maxwell and Dennis O’Halloran, a Tony Award winning actor and his estranged producer/husband with their two hired studs, Jarek and Zeus. Computer analyst Sam enlists his best friend Chase in a scheme to attract hunky Raul. Middle aged Gil Van Truren wants to end it all—until he sees a vision of his first love. Cal also has his hands full with college student Michael—his new young lover—Michael’s study buddy Carlo, man of mystery George Valis, and Connor, the houseboy packed with muscles and a wondering sponge. All the while Hunter, a female gay romance novel enthusiast, experiences gay life off the page. What secrets, humor, tragedy, mysteries, and passions lie in the magical place called Cozzi Cove?

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Praise for COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK:

“I loved this story. It carries you through the full range of emotions, from joy to sadness, from happiness to anger.  The characters are beautifully written.” “I look forward to a return visit to the Cove.” TBR Pile

“Heartbreaking and heartwarming, sweet beginnings for some, sour endings for others, emotions jumping off the page as you turn eagerly to read more, welcome to Cozzi Cove. The author measured his scales to perfection in delivering the perfect balance of love, laughter and tears in this sexy, fun filled holiday romance entwined with some sadness. Summer magic waved it’s wand at all who visited and stayed at Cozzi Cove and I was one of those who wanted to stay.” Three Books Over the Rainbow

“poignant and full of beautiful imagery. It’s one crazy mix of characters, all weird and wonderful in their own way” “It made me laugh out loud, cry and want to snuggle up with someone I loved. I couldn’t have asked for more.” Divine Magazine

“In true Joe Cosentino style, this book is packed full of drama! This cast of characters will have you laughing out loud one minute before ripping your heart out the next.” Joyfully Jay

“If you like a lot of angst, some humor, love, sadness (be sure to have a couple of boxes of tissue handy), and some hot sensual man-sex, I highly, highly recommend this book. I loved all of the Joe Cosentino’s books, but I think this is my favorite to date! I am ready for book 2!” Cathy Brockman Romance

“Joe Cosentino has the amazing ability to combine heartwarming, feel good moments with droll, sometimes biting humor, along with insights into the frailties and peccadillos of being human.” “Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back is the very finest in literary fiction with a romance theme, yet it’s more than just that—it’s about human connections and empathy and finding a way out of the fear and inertia faced by so many. It’s also about courage and strength, about respect and coming to terms with all that life has to offer, and it’s about letting go. I loved this book and look forward to the next in the series. This is a highly recommended read, well-deserving of Five Stars.” GGR Reviews

about the author

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s Readers Poll of 2015 for Best LGBT Mystery Novel, Best LGBT Humorous Novel, and Best LGBT Contemporary Novel. He wrote Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back & Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward in the Cozzi Cove beach series (NineStar Press); Drama Queen and Drama Muscle Nicky and Noah mysteries (Lethe Press); In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press); Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, and China Doll Jana Lane mysteries (The Wild Rose Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novel is Drama Cruise Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015!

social-links

Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino

Amazon: Author.to/JoeCosentino

 

 

#ReleaseDay – Strumming Me by Diemme Black

 

 

 

Title: Strumming Me
Series: Rokk Me Hard
AuthorDiemme Black
Genre: Contemporary Rocker Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2016
Blurb

Sarah has finally escaped the man who almost had her forever but never had her heart, but she’s still left hurt and confused. Now she’s even more cautious than she was before when it comes to life, and especially men.Matt Lewis is the guitarist in the band Blacking Out, and while he has women flinging themselves at him every night, the second he sees Sarah he knows his playboy days are over. When he rescues Sarah from her past, he’s determined to become her future and he’ll stop at nothing to make her his. While Sarah wants to commit to more than just a fling, she’s not sure she can ever move past what she’s been through.Matt knows how to play Sarah’s body, but can he find the right chord to strike her heart?

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK

 

Author Bio

Diemme Black is an author of adult romance novels who loves captivating her readers with stories about real women and masculine men who love them. In writing her books, Diemme gives a voice to women who deserve to be heard and does it in a way that keeps you enthralled and wanting more. And, of course, the romance and erotic scenes are a nice plus.Diemme has been married to her husband for over a decade and is still madly in love. Diemme lives on the West Coast, likes to travel to all different beach destinations, and loves the sun and the sand. She thoroughly enjoys reading other erotica romance and adult romance novels.

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#Review – Accepting the Moon, Moonrising Series Book 0.5 by KS Haigwood @KSHaigwood

Accepting the Moon (Moonrising #1)

synopsis

There is a new Alpha Wolf in town, and she is about to change everything.
Mena had all she wanted in life: a nice house, money, a successful husband who treated her like a queen.
That was, until she found out her marriage was all a lie, and things she never thought could exist, did.
Vampires are real.
Werewolves are real.
And Mena is not human anymore.

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angies-review

 

 

I bought this book when I was in Texas at an author signing.  I had ZERO CLUE who the author was but she was chatting about her books and the word “Shifter” caught my attention.  I am a GIANT shifter fan.  When I could finally step up to her table directly, I talked to her about her first 2 books she had on the table.  She then told me that book 3 was out soon…SCORE!!

This is the prequel to the first book in the series but it gives me, someone new to the series and author, the history of Mena, Marc, Jaxon and Phoenix.

Mena is married to her hubby of 12 years.  When she catches him cheating she runs.  When she is running, she happens to run into Jaxon.  He can sense she is different and we the reader have no clue why…..Then BOOM the bomb is dropped.  We learn very quickly who the bad guys are and who the good guys are plus what the heck Mena has become.

For ME, this short novella got my paranormal loving heart super excited.  I mean, I am seriously going right into book 1 because as short and simple as this book is, it got me really excited to read the main story.

about the author

Ever find it hard to talk about yourself? Yeah, I have that problem, too. I have been married to my soulmate for 8 years, who wouldn’t pick up a book unless promised that it was filled with pictures. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter, Riley, that talks too much and has a very vivid imagination. I have no clue where she got those traits. My step-son, Hayden, is 16 and very into football and hunting. I am a writer of paranormal suspense romance. If you enjoy a great love story with a massive amount of drama about angels, demons, ghosts, vampires, witches and fairy tale creatures brought to life through a twisted mind, then you might just enjoy reading my work.

*Author Spotlight with Joe Cosentino*

An Interview with Joe Cosentino

 

about-the-author

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s Readers Poll of 2015 for Best LGBT Mystery Novel, Best LGBT Humorous Novel, and Best LGBT Contemporary Novel. He wrote Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back & Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward in the Cozzi Cove beach series (NineStar Press); Drama Queen and Drama Muscle Nicky and Noah mysteries (Lethe Press); In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press); Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, and China Doll Jana Lane mysteries (The Wild Rose Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novel is Drama Cruise Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015!

 

Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.

When I was a kid my older cousin and sister wrapped sheets around themselves, stuffed straw in a garbage can and put me on top of it. They charged a nickel admission for family and friends to see our Nativity play. I didn’t mind since I was the star!

There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?

I got hooked on serials as a kid by watching ABC’s Dark Shadows. Later as an actor I played Carl Hutchins’ (Charles Keating) snitch on NBC’s Another World. So it’s no surprise that I write various series. To me the difference between a standalone novel and a series is parallel to knowing someone for a year or knowing him/her for a lifetime. I’m too nosey of a person to be satisfied with a crumb. I want the whole pie. What I love about a series is the ability to get to know characters intimately over a long period of time and grow with them. We can live through the characters highs and lows and become one with them. They are easier to write because it’s like coming home and visiting old friends. I know my series regular characters inside and out. They are more difficult to write, however, since I have to keep detailed notes on how my regular characters look and on the rooms in their homes.

I have quite a few popular series. My In My Heart anthology includes An Infatuation (Divine Magazine Readers’ Choice Award 2nd Place for Best MM Romance) and A Shooting Star loosely based on my high school years and ten-year high school reunion, and on my time as a theatre major in college. They were so popular as individual e-books, Dreamspinner Press published them together in one paperback. I still receive comments from readers that those stories made them laugh, cry, feel romantic, and changed their lives. I am very proud of them.

An Infatuation (In My Heart #1) Goodreads

My popular Nicky and Noah mystery comedy series from Lethe Press are farcical, gay, cozy, who-dun-its. In Drama Queen (Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best Mystery, Best Crime, Best Humorous, Best Contemporary of 2015) theatre college professors are dropping like stage curtains. With the inept local detective more interested in getting into Nicky’s pants than solving the murders, it is up to well-endowed Directing professor, Nicky Abbondanza to use his theatre skills (including playing other people) to solve the case, while he directs a murder mystery onstage. Complicating matters is Nicky’s intense crush on Assistant Professor of Acting, gorgeous Noah Oliver, the prime suspect in the murder. In Drama Muscle Nicky and Noah have to use their theatre skills to find out why musclemen are dropping like weights in the Physical Education department while Nicky directs the Student Bodybuilding Competition. In Drama Cruise (not yet released), Nicky and Noah go on a cruise to Alaska, and discover why college theatre professors are going overboard like lifeboats while Nicky directs a murder mystery dinner theatre show onboard ship.

Drama Queen (Nicky and Noah Mystery #1) Goodreads

My childhood summers at the New Jersey Shore led me to create a fictitious place I call Cozzi Cove, a gay resort of eight bungalows run by ex-professional athlete Cal Cozzi in a private cove on the Jersey Shore. Assisting Cal is ginger, muscular Connor, the maid packed with muscles and a roving sponge. In Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back the vacationers are two brothers/college students who look alike, but couldn’t be more different. Mario is searching for love, and Harold is searching for lust. A wealthy older couple, Josh and Greg, play matchmakers for their gorgeous son Christopher. Opposites attract as player Tim meets shy Mark, and porn star Chuck Caliber connects with Sean, a virgin romance novelist. Finally computer game designer Arthur has a midnight sea rendezvous with a merman. Even married Cal faces an emotional upheaval when a gay bashing turns into something quite unexpected for him. After Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back released, many readers and reviewers praised its romantic, humorous, dramatic, mysterious style, and interwoven captivating stories. So I wrote Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, where the vacationers include Rodney Maxwell and Dennis O’Halloran, a Tony Award winning actor and his estranged producer/husband with their two hired bodybuilder studs, Jarek and Zeus. Computer analyst, Sam, enlists his best friend Chase in a scheme to attract Sam’s hunky, unsuspecting best friend, Raul. Hunter, a female gay romance novel enthusiast, wants to experience gay life off the page. Middle aged Gil Van Truren tries to end it all—until he sees a vision of his first love from college. Cal also has his hands full with his boyfriend’s study buddy the gorgeous and muscular Carlo, and resident man of mystery George Valis who seems to know a great deal about Cal’s past. As with the first book, romance is everywhere on Cozzi Cove, and nothing is what it seems.

Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (Cozzi Cove, #1) Goodreads

In the Jana Lane mysteries, with straight leading characters and gay supporting characters, Jana Lane was the biggest child star ever until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. In Paper Doll Jana at thirty-eight lives with her family in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York. Her flashbacks from the past become murder attempts in her future. Forced to summon up the lost courage she had as a child, Jana ventures back to Hollywood, which helps her uncover a web of secrets about everyone she loves. She also embarks on a romance with the devilishly handsome son of her old producer, Rocco Cavoto. In Porcelain Doll (The Wild Rose Press), Jana makes a comeback film and uncovers who is being murdered on the set and why. Her heart is set aflutter by her incredibly gorgeous co-star, Jason Apollo. In Satin Doll (The Wild Rose Press), Jana and family head to Washington, DC, where Jana plays a US senator in a new film, and becomes embroiled in a murder and corruption at the senate chamber. She also embarks on a flirtation with Chris Bruno, the muscular detective. In China Doll (releasing late May from The Wild Rose Press), Jana heads to New York City to star in a Broadway play, enchanted by her gorgeous co-star Peter Stevens, and faced with murder on stage and off. Since the novels take place in the 1980’s, Jana’s best friends are gay, and Jana is somewhat of a gay activist, the AIDS epidemic is a large part of the novels.

Paper Doll (Jana Lane Mystery, #1) Goodreads

Where do you do most of your writing?

Like Martin Anderson, the theatre department head in my Nicky and Noah mysteries, I have a cozy study with a cherry wood desk, fireplace mantel, bookcases, and window seat looking out over the woods. Since I am a college theatre professor/department head, I write in the evenings. My mother said, “Don’t you have anything better to do at night than write books?” I wonder if Stephen King’s mother asked him that?

 What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?

 I am currently rereading Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books. I love his quirky and likeable characters, plot twists and turns, and surprise endings. I was deeply touched when readers compared my Cozzi Cove beach series to the Tales of the City series.

What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?

It’s not so different from reading. Writing is about letting yourself be swept away by a story (in your head) and becoming part of the novel. I relish in beautiful locations and captivating characters as I happily enter the portal of my book. I also enjoy humor, romance, mystery, and a good surprise ending.

I’ve also learned that I am quite versatile as a writer. In addition to the four very different series, I wrote A Home for the Holidays (a sweet romance in gorgeous Capri, Italy) and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (my gay take on my favorite fairytales like Cinderella, Pinocchio, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldie Locks and the Three Bears, and the Snow Queen) both published by Dreamspinner Press.

What are you working on now?

 Given my love for series, I’m writing the next Cozzi Cove novel, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, and the next Jana Lane mystery, Ragdoll.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?

My spouse is an audio book narrator. So on a Saturday night I am typically writing a book in my study, and he is typically narrating one in his studio in the next room.

Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?

The highest highs are receiving reviews and messages from readers telling me one of my books changed their lives. The lows are the few bad reviews. Why attack a book someone has poured his/her blood, sweat, and tears into? As the saying goes, just say no.

 

social links

Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino

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#MM – The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland by Joe Cosentino

The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland

Fantasy Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1-63476-758-3

Pages or WC: 30,000 words

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Released: January 27, 2016

synopsis

Cinder, a poor and beautiful young man who designs clothing, makeup, and hair for his stepmother and stepsisters, offers his clothing and slippers to a naked stranger in the woods who turns out to be none other than Prince Charming. Follow Cinder and Prince Charming in this twist on the classic “Cinderella” tale, as they discover their inner strengths and find their very own happily ever after. Enjoy “The Naked Prince” and three other reimagined Tales from Fairyland, each with a unique spin on stories we all know and love, including “The Golden Rule,” where eighteen-year-old Gideon Golden, after being thrown out of his home in Fairyland by his homophobic parents, breaks into the cottage of three burly men on Bear Mountain, “Whatever Happened To…?,” in which friction ensues between a celebrity with a growing appendage and the reporter who has a thing for giants, and “Ice Cold,” where young Gaelen must save his love Kieran after a handsome but evil prince freezes Kieran’s heart and bewitches him into being the prince’s slave.

Buy Links

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about the author

Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press), Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, Charles Keating, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming releases are Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (NineStar Press) and Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (Wild Rose Press releasing March 15). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

social links

Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino

Amazon: Author.to/JoeCosentino

#REVIEW – Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest Series, Book 1) by Tijan

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Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend Samantha’s school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now she has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.

This book contains adult/mature young adult situations.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

HOLY BALLS ON A CRACKER!!!! I must have been living under a rock this whole freaking time. This book…gah! It has been a LONG time where a book/series has consumed me this way where it makes me want to devour and binge read every single book in the series. Mind you, I have my favourite series of course but there is just something about this story. It’s raw, gritty, real. So many emotions run through it and I was captured from the very first word.

Tijan is a new author for me but this book is definitely not the last.  At first, I was a little thrown off by Sam’s bitterness but after thinking about it for a while, I got it. I truly did. I would probably be in the same situation after what she had been through. And man, can the girl run! It makes me want to start running again. I’m definitely feeling inspired.

Anyway! Logan and Mason…gosh…Mason…wow…the chemistry is off the charts hot. The drama is insane and it definitely does not make me miss high school.

I loved this story because it wasn’t your typical bubblegum read. It dealt with darker topics and I loved how it deal with real life situations.

I just loved this book and I’m about the pick up the next one and start right away. I will be binge reading all of Tijan’s books and I can’t wait to be filled by her words.

The Darkness Within by Nicole L Daffurn – #TwinsieApproved

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About the book:

tdw5Everyone has a little darkness in them. A small voice that tells them to lie, to steal, to cheat… To kill. Addy Wilson sees and feels that darkness in everything around her. It consumes her, it eats at her, it terrifies her, and it excites her.
Evan Cooper believes he sees spirits. Spirits that protect him, that talk to him… That kill for him. So why is that he is always the one to wake up with blood on his hands?
Addy and Evan meet in Abby House – Asylum for the criminally insane. They do everything together. They will protect each other, they will go anywhere together… Would they kill for each other?
Can they escape the confines before they succumb to their own darkness? Can they find a love to cure each other? Can they save each other before it’s too late?

 

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About the Author:

Sunshine, surf and family are the corner stone of Nicky’s world. Being born and raised on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia gave her the opportunity to chase her dream of photography and later novel writing. She fell in love with fantasy and dystopian and crafted stories with strong men and powerful women. Her debut novel Destinata was released on October 15, 2014 with several short stories following. Nicole now has more than ten stories published, with a vision for more in 2016. When she is not busy being an author, you will find her using her various creative abilities; such as photography, graphic design, and 3d game art and animation, and chasing after her two young girls.

Excerpt:

This is not my life…

This is not my world…

This is not me…

Close your eyes

Take a deep breath

Count to three

Breathe.

The sound of the waves crashing upon the shore thunders inside my head. I look up to see the setting sun upon the horizon; the seagulls are tucked in for the night, the beachgoers packing up and heading home. The water is the only constant. That and the beating of my heart, though it remains unseen as to how long that will continue. My darkest hour is upon me and just like the shadows cast by the statues that stick to the walls of the repulsive domicile I escaped from, the darkness is stuck to me. Not an inch of light filters through to my soul, only darkness… Always darkness.

I like the beach, it’s calming and it reminds me of being a child when things were simpler. When my parents still loved me, when I had friends, when I wasn’t caged in. This moment is freeing. I’m free. So why do I still feel so trapped? No matter, that’s all about to change.

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Find more about Nicole on one of her many social networking sites: 
WordPress: https://nickylouiseloveslife.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Nicole-L-Daffurn/240965966096004
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickyLouise28
Website: http://smarturl.it/ndaffurnofficial

Goodreads: http://smarturl.it/ndaffurngoodreads

 

Other Books from Nicole L. Daffurn:

The Unknown Wunderkind: http://smarturl.it/TUW

The Keepers Portal: http://smarturl.it/keepersportal

Harsh Beginnings (The Valguard Trilogy 0.5): http://smarturl.it/harshbeginnings

Destinata (The Valguard Trilogy Part 1): http://smarturl.it/Destinatanew

The Pact (The Valguard Trilogy 1.5): http://smarturl.it/thepact

Night of The Demon 2: http://smarturl.it/notd2

(Please note: All anthology pieces below are currently available in The Keepers Portal)

Cogs in Time 2: http://smarturl.it/CogsinTime-Vol2

Cogs inn Time 3: www.smarturl.it/CogsInTime3

After Tomorrow: smarturl.it/aftertomorrowa

Love Sucks: http://smarturl.it/LoveSucks

Fractured Fairy tales: http://smarturl.it/FracturedFairyTales

Tales of the Fairy 2: http://smarturl.it/SteampunkFairies

Mystical Bites: http://smarturl.it/MysticalBites

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#Review #ReleaseDay #99P- Taking Chances by Regina Morris

Taking Chances

synopsis

Heartwarming, sweet romance about a soldier wounded in battle who finds love where he least expects it. Amputee Corporal Tommy Johnson is rehabbing in a VA hospital near his small hometown in Texas and hiding from everyone, but a nice surprise of events helps him to have his happily ever after.

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angies-review

 

I receive this sort story for an honest review.

This is a sweet 2nd chance kind of book…not 2nd chance like old lovers finding their way back but old acquaintances being put together.  The couple have to look at their past and deal with how it is hindering their present.

Tommy was the all-star hot jock everyone loved.  He was also kind of a jerk because he was the hot all-star stud.  Abby was the butt of the popular kids jokes but who was also there to help with failing grades in school.  When roles are reversed and Abby is the hot shot and Tommy is the self-conscious Veteran, the two have a hard time remembering past issues and present roles.

 

about the author
I am the author of the humorous paranormal romances that make up The Colony series. I love paranormal romances featuring vampires, but my personal taste is light-hearted and humorous – not horrific and gory.

I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and two children. I enjoy meeting with my monthly critique writing groups and meeting other writers in the Austin area through the WLT events.

I have lived in many different parts of the world. I graduated high school in Germany and I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received a degree in Computer Science with a minor in math.

Besides writing, I am an amateur portrait and sports photographer. After enjoying a career in the software engineering business, I discovered that writing is in my blood, and had to put pen to paper!

Please connect with me through various social medias. You can visit me on my official website for more information.

#MM- #SeriesPromo – Nicky and Noah Mystery Book #1 and #2 by Joe Cosentino

Drama Queen (Nicky and Noah Mystery #1)

Book #1

Paperback: 194 pages

Publisher: Lethe Press (June 6, 2015)

Language: English

Cover Design: Ben Baldwin

ISBN-10: 1590214676

ISBN-13: 978-1590214671

ASIN: B00YCJSEJO

Release date: June 6, 2015

synopsis

It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky’s huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant…and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!

Buy Links

http://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p303/Drama_Queen%3A_A_Nicky_and_Noah_Mystery.htmlmyBook.to/DramaQueen

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Drama Muscle (Nicky and Noah Mystery #2)

Book #2

Paperback: 188 pages

Publisher: Lethe Press

Language: English

Cover Art: Denny Minonne

Cover Design: Inkspiral Design

ISBN-10: 1590215664

ISBN-13: 978-1590215661

ASIN: B019ZQO2I0

synopsis

It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building before it is curtain down for Nicky and Noah. Complicating matters is a visit from Noah’s parents from Wisconsin, and Nicky’s suspicion that Noah may be hiding more than a cut, smooth body.

You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining second novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and weights up!

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Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), An Infatuation & A Shooting Star & A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press), Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press fairytale novella), Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (Wild Rose Press), and Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (NineStar Press). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

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Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), An Infatuation & A Shooting Star & A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press), Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press fairytale novella), Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (Wild Rose Press), and Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (NineStar Press). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

#ReleaseBlitz #RegencyRomance #Kickoff – Hidden No More, A Lady Forsaken Book 4 by Christina McKnight

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Hidden No More (A Lady Forsaken #4)

Title: Hidden No More Series: A Lady Forsaken, Book Four

Author: Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

Release Date: March 31, 2016

Word Count: 83,000 appox.

Cover Artist: LFD Designs for Authors

synopsis

A lady concealed from society…

Lady Ellington, the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy marquis, has spent her entire life hiding from London’s high society—both as a result of her own desires and those forced upon her by her overbearing and abusive father. When the marquis passes away suddenly, Ellie feels as though a weight has been lifted and immediately assumes her role as mistress of Drake House. Though she is constantly looking over her shoulder, wondering when it will all be taken from her. And for good reason—no sooner has she shed her black mourning garb than a missive arrives, announcing an heir to the Marquisate. A person she has never heard of before, but one with enough power to change her fate entirely.

A man uncovering the secrets of his past…

Taken in by his nursemaid in infancy and raised as an orphan, Alex has never had the benefits of a name or a bloodline. Yet he’s content to work hard and earn his keep as a stable hand in one of London’s finest homes, proving himself worthy of both his position and his friendship to the beautiful Lady Ellington. When Ellie asks for his help with a delicate matter, he’s happy to oblige, but soon finds himself in the middle of more than he bargained for. His innocent meeting reveals secrets from the past that he never could have imagined, and he discovers that he’s a duke by birth. But even with the possibility of a title and all that goes along with it, Alex is unsure whether he can tear down the walls Ellie has built to protect her heart.

A love neither can hide…

While the two have a love that’s undeniable, it may not be enough to bridge the gap and overcome the obstacles standing in their way. And now, with every secret revealed, there’s even more at stake.

Don’t miss the highly anticipated final novel in Christina McKnight’s A Lady Forsaken Series! Regency Romance at its best!

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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Oh Ellie *SMH* What a troubled and hurtful life you had growing up under your fathers control.  The Drake was not a good father. He was not kind, loving or in any way nurturing to you.  The only thing he did was give you a lovely roof over your head, have a devoted half-sister for you and introduce you to Marce who is more a mother/friend for Ellie.

Alex *sigh* What a wonderful life you lived with Mrs. Dutton.  Your parents abandoned you but still you grew up with love and devotion from this woman who sacrificed do much for you.  You may have been cold, poor and hungry but you never went without love.  The two of you had such a different life.

Ellie and Alex are thrown together because he is the hired stable hand at Ellie’s father’s home.  She can’t stop watching him and wondering about him but she always treats him high handed and rudely.  She is the bastard daughter of the Drake.  She is his spitting image at times.  Alex cannot stop watching Ellie out of the corner of his eye. Her sister asked him to keep an eye out for her.  Alex finds he enjoys knowing she is there hiding in the shadows while he works but wonders why she is so mean when they do exchange words.  She lived a wonderful life of riches how can she be so miserable???

Ellie is about to lose her home when a “new claim” is being made on her father’s estate.  With Alex’s help they get the papers she needs to try and stop the new owner from taking over.  The paper that Ellie gets sends her into a spiral…what she discovers is critical to not only her future but Alex’s as well.   Now does she tell him or not?  Does she risk losing all for a STABLE HAND???

The two have such an amazing journey in this story.  You can see them both growing but Ellie’s growth knocked me off my socks.  She makes such strides in overcoming her personality flaws for fear of ending up like her father….cold, miserable, heart broken and alone.  Alex is stunned by what is discovered and cannot believe the changes it will make for his life but one thing he cannot risk is losing Ellie to his new life circumstances.

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Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance. Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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