Recipe for Lust Book Tour

Title: Recipe for LustRecipe for Lust

Author: Alice Ward

Published: August 19th, 2016

Genre: Romance

Recommended Age: 18+

Synopsis: When Claire, a young and ambitious cook, decides to audition for Extreme Cuisine, she has no idea just how much her life will change in just nine weeks. Having just gotten out of a long term relationship, she is ready for a new chapter, and maybe even a hot fling or two. Though she’s never been formally trained as a chef, Claire holds her own in the competition which pairs amateurs and professional chefs side by side. Her biggest surprise comes when her celebrity chef crush, Scott Maxim, becomes a fellow competitor. Sparks fly between the two both on and off the screen, and her crush quickly grows for the kitchen bad boy. Continue reading

Top 10 Books Stuck on my TBR List

I’ve got a break between grad school classes, and I thought I would take the opportunity to get caught up on my blogging…if that’s even possible!

I stopped by The Broke and the Bookish to check out the latest Top 10 Tuesday List. This week’s topic is the Top 10 Books that have been on your TBR list since before you started blogging…ones that you still haven’t read! I’m sure I have several books that qualify! I’m going to head to Goodreads and check out my earliest TBR books. This should be interesting to say the least!

Ready or not…here goes!toptentuesday

Top 10 Books Stuck on my TBR List

  1. Fade to Midnight (McClouds and Friends #7) by Shannon McKenna – Romantic Suspense
  2. Eternity and a Day (Desires of the Otherworld #1) by Aline Hunter – Paranormal Romance
  3. Decadent Deceptions by Keta Diablo – Historical Romance (not my favorite genre so this one will likely be stuck a while longer!)
  4. Fearless Desires (Immortal Love #1) by Stacey Espino – Paranormal Romance
  5. Blood Signs (Blood, Moon, and Sun #1) by Amber Kell – M/M Romance
  6. Dancing with Venus by Roscoe James – F/F Romance
  7. He’s So Shy (Bad Boys #1) by Lena Matthews – Romance/Erotica
  8. Special Delivery (Special Delivery #1) by Heidi Cullinan – M/M Romance
  9. Bareback (Bareback #1) by Chris Owen – M/M Romance
  10. Real Vampires Have Curves (Glory St. Clair #1) by Gerry Bartlett – Vampires

I seem to have quick a mix. You wouldn’t think it would be hard to pick one to move from TBR to Read, right?? In theory at least…

So, any recommendations of which book should be the first to come off my list??

 

Protected by a SEAL Book Blast

Protected by a SEALProtected by a SEAL

Series:  Alpha SEALs Book 6 (stand-alone)

Author:  Makenna Jameison

Published:  August 23rd, 2016

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Recommended Age:  18+

Tagline:   His need to protect her is nonnegotiable…

Synopsis:

Navy SEAL Brent “Cobra” Rollins never met a woman he didn’t want. He’s gotten more action than his entire SEAL team combined, but the gorgeous brunette he barely even touched is the one he can’t get out of his head.

Ella Thompson is working her way through school, and the cocky, assertive Navy SEAL who stood up for her is also wrong in about a thousand different ways. Player? Check. Older man? Check. Interested in a relationship with her? Not a chance in hell.

When she’s all out of options, Ella returns to her former shift at a cocktail lounge to make ends meet. Her boss is willing to give her the job back—for a price. The only thing scarier than submitting to him is being pawned off as payment to his enemies. The man who can save her is the one she should never want, but he’s the only one who’d also protect her with his life.

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Cosmic Inception Release Tour

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Interview with Alicia:

~ Tell us about the story.

Cosmic Inception is the 3rd book in the series Saving Caeorleia, so a lot of it is born of the stories that came before. The series originally started from a creative prompt on GayAuthors.org, but the “short story” was so popular it became the first chapter of The Experiment and just bloomed from there. Cosmic took me a LONG time to write, because I’m not great at more than one chapter per week, so there’s about a year gap between each book in the series. The best part of the story is that it’s set in the future and involves space travel and aliens, so my imagination can really just go wherever it wants, which is amazing freedom—but requires a ton of research and plotting.

~ How long have you been writing?

I used to tell stories all the time, growing up, and reading is a lifelong passion. I didn’t start writing and sharing my fiction stories until 2009, though, but once I found GA and interacted with other authors and readers, the passion grew until it’s now something I do every day.

~ What is your favorite genre to write? To read?

I’m a speculative fiction geek. Love sci-fi, paranormal, fantasy, anything that opens up my imagination. I will read just about anything though, and I’ve found that’s true with writing as well. Creativity flows better when I get to make stuff up, but I dabble with contemporary as well.

~ What is the last book you read?

eBook was a re-read of Claimings, Tails, and Other Alien Artifacts (sci-fi, go figure, right? LOL) and a paper book was actually Writing Monsters: How to Craft Believably Terrifying Creatures to Improve Your Horror and Science Fiction. It has some fascinating insights into monsters versus villains.

~ What is the last movie you saw?

The kids and I took my hubby to Warcraft on Father’s Day, but every Tuesday in summer I take my kids to Regal Cinema’s $1 Family fest events, so last week we saw Goosebumps. More speculative fiction… I’m sensing a theme!

~ What kind of music do you listen to?

I’m very eclectic. In the car with the kids it’s either pop stations on satellite or they like Skillet. Country, though I’m a fan of older stuff from the 90s and 00s (yikes, that’s oldies now! *cries) Really, my “don’t listen to” list is smaller: rap and jazz.

~ Are we more likely to catch you reading a paperback book or on an e-reader?

e-Reader nowadays. I got tendonitis in my thumbs that affected all the bones in my hand/wrists years ago, and my hands often ache even holding paperbacks. Plus, I have 2,300+ eBooks on my kindle… so many options, I always have something I’ll like no matter what mood I’m in. I do buy Outlander and Black Dagger Brotherhood books in print, though.

~ What is your idea of a perfect day?

Rainy, for sure. I hate the sun (redhead) so I love a drizzly day where I can cuddle up with a blanket (I have the softest one, EVER, in king) and a hot drink along with a book or my computer to write.

~ What is your preference: coffee, tea, or soda?

Definitely tea. I’m a snob, though, and prefer my loose leaf tea blends. I have tons of different chai varieties, but I also like dragon pearls which is a jasmine tea. Not a big fan of the fruity teas, though they’re not bad over ice on a hot day.

~ Last but not least, if you were stranded on a beautiful, sandy tropical island, what are the three things you can’t live without?

An industrial-sized vat of SPF 10,000000+. Seriously, when I say I hate the sun, I mean it. My own personal merman to ogle, bring me tasty octopus to go with my pork and pineapple kabobs with coconut milk, and entertain me by helping me scuba dive in what is hopefully a very protected bay (no sharks or jellyfish!!) and last, but not least, a solar-powered kindle with every book ever written downloaded on it.

Hey… you never said they had to be real things. LOL

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Shadowed Book Blitz

Title:  ShadowedShadowed

Author:   Ken Hughes

Published:   February 6, 2012

Publisher:   Windward Road Press

Genre:  Paranormal Thriller

Synopsis:

He can hear a whisper a block away… and can’t remember why.

Open your mind, to a city where mystery chases up and down office back stairways, turns brother against brother, and plays out on frozen sidewalks where lives may be shattered if the enemy even looks at the ragged man passing by in the crowd—and even that man cannot guess what memory will be next to batter his mind.

Paul was no detective, no thief, only a student trying to get some distance from his father and brother. When he found himself marked by the power to enhance his senses, he had only that treacherous gift and what few tricks he dared to teach himself, to search for some explanation—or at least the chance to give it meaning by exposing a few petty corruptions. Continue reading

Lurking in the Shadows Book Blitz

Title:  Lurking in the ShadowsLurking-in-the-Shadows-SM

Edited by:  Jaidis Shaw

Published:  June 28th, 2016

Publisher:  CHBB Publishing

Genre:  Short Story, Horror, Paranormal, Fantasy

Synopsis:

Embrace the darkness.

Murderous entities, haunted houses, screaming banshees, and sympathetic necromancers are just a few of the chilling things you’ll encounter in this anthology. Follow our authors into the shadows … if you dare.

Stories featured in this anthology include the following:

“Release” by E.M. Fitch

“On Two Lane Roads” by Shelly Schulz

“Too Young to Kill” by Lily Luchesi

“An Empty Building” by Jacqueline E. Smith

“Living Nightmare” by Savannah Rohleder

“The House on Juniper Lane” by Jaidis Shaw

“Dorcha Scath” by Liz Butcher

“Scream for the Night” by Gina A. Watson

“Bump in the Night, Inc” by Melody Black

“Revenant” by Stacey Jaine McIntosh

“Lizzie” by Tania Hagan

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Free Flash Fiction

My muse took a break from vacation to write a short flash fiction piece (it wasn’t allowed to be longer than 500 words). It’s based on 3 words: pizza, selfie, and corruption. You might even notice a shout-out to Grimm *wink* I hope you enjoy the story…maybe even have a laugh or two while reading it! Enjoy!

Meet the Candidate

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Avery Dawes

“Dan, I don’t know why you’re being so stubborn about this,” Joe huffed. “The public loves you. Not even a hint of scandal in your past. Hell, you were volunteering at the homeless shelter when the Willis corruption case broke.”

Senator Dan Carlson closed his eyes. Have patience. Dan couldn’t risk his secret getting out. Once he announced his presidential bid, all bets would be off. His Maine constituents didn’t care what he did during the full moon, but the Washington media would love to know he and Grimm’s Monroe shared more than a love of watches. For now, how to explain it to his persistent best friend and advisor?

“The kids are too young for that kind of spotlight. Besides, the ex-wife will throw me under a bus the first chance she gets.”

“Fine.” Joe shook his head, “Come on, let’s hit Grover’s Alehouse. Maybe pizza and beer will change your mind.”  Continue reading