Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Showcase Kissing Persuasive Lips by Dale Wiley – Partners in Crime Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Kissing Persuasive Lips by Dale Wiley - Sponsored by Partners In Crime Virtual Blog Tours.
Ooh and there's a giveaway too!



Kissing Persuasive Lips

by Dale Wiley

July 14 Book Blast




Synopsis:

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Mick Lord had the world by the tail until his beautiful wife died. He was young, rich and handsome, a star in Hollywood and in the banking world. But when his wife was killed by a five-time loser driving drunk, everything changed. Mick is trying everything to tempt death, but nothing's working. He's even on an uncanny gambling streak that is just making him richer.
When Mick is attacked by a man claiming that Mick "stole" his home, Mick discovers that the company he sold his banks to has been forging his name in order to kick people out of their houses. Beautiful Kinley Baron wants him to keep quiet, but that's against everything Mick stands for. And when a rich old man maims a young woman right in front of him, Mick decides to use his fortune and his desire for death to settle some scores.


Book Details:


Genre: Thriller
Published by: Smashwords
Publication Date: July 2015
Number of Pages: 90
ISBN: 9781310490507
Purchase Links: SMASHWORDS Goodreads

Interview with Brian Panowich – Bull Mountain

Please welcome Brian Panowich whose new novel Bull Mountain is called Southern Noir, see why and if he agrees!




ISBN: 13: 9780399173967
Publisher: 
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date: 07/07/2015
Length: 304 pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo
  



Overview

From a remarkable new voice in Southern fiction, a multigenerational saga of crime, family, and vengeance.

Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws.  For generations, the Burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by the rule of law. To distance himself from his family’s criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can.  But when a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms shows up at Clayton’s office with a plan to shut down the mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother, test loyalties, and could lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction. 


Read an Excerpt:

1.
“Family,” the old man said to no one.
The word hung in a puff of frozen breath, before dissipating into the early morning fog. Riley Burroughs used that word the same way a master carpenter used a hammer. Sometimes he just gave it a gentle tap to nudge one of his kin toward his way of thinking, but sometimes he used it with all the subtlety of a nine-pound sledge.
The old man sat in a wooden rocker, slowly squeaking it back and forth on the worn and buckled pine slats of the cabin’s front porch. The cabin was one of several hunting shelters his family had built all over Bull Mountain throughout the years. Rye’s Grandfather, Johnson Burroughs, built this one. Rye imagined the elder statesman of the Burroughs clan sitting in that very spot fifty years earlier and wondered if his brow ever got this heavy. He was sure it did.
Rye pulled a pouch of dried tobacco from his coat and rolled a smoke in his lap. Ever since he was a boy, he’d come out here to watch Johnson’s Gap come to life. This early, the sky was a purple bruise. The churning chorus of frogs and crickets was beginning to transition into the scurry of vermin and birdsong—a woodland changing of the guard. On frigid mornings like this one, the fog banked low over the veins of Kudzu like a cotton blanket, so thick you couldn’t see your feet to walk through it. It always made Rye smile to know that the clouds everyone else looked up to see, he looked down on from the other side. He reckoned that must be how God felt.
The sun had already begun to rise behind him, but this gap was always the last place to see it.
The shadow cast down from the Western Ridge kept this section of the mountain almost a full ten degrees cooler than the rest of it. It would be well into the afternoon before the sun could dry up all the dew that made the forest shimmer. Only thin beams of light broke through the heavy canopy of oak trees and Scotch pine. As a kid, Rye used to believe those rays of light warming his skin were the fingers of God, reaching down though the trees to bless this place—to look out for his home. But as a man, he’d grown to know better. The children running underfoot and the womenfolk might have some use for that superstitious nonsense, but Riley reckoned if there was some Sunday school God looking out for the people on this mountain, then the job wouldn’t always fall on him.
The old man sat and smoked.
2.
The sound of tires crunching gravel soured the morning. Rye tamped out his smoke, and watched his younger brother’s old Ford flatbed pull up the drive. Cooper Burroughs climbed out and snatched his rifle from the mount on the back window. Cooper was Riley’s half bother, born nearly sixteen years apart, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at them side by side. They both had the chiseled features of their shared father, Thomas Burroughs, but carried the weight of life on Bull Mountain heavy in the jowls, making both men appear much older then they were. Cooper pulled his hat down over his shaggy red hair and grabbed a backpack from the front seat. Rye watched as Cooper’s nine-year-old son, Gareth, appeared from the passenger side and walked around the truck to join his father. Rye shook his head and breathed out the last of the cold smoke in his lungs.
It’s just like Cooper to bring a buffer when there was a chance of tempers getting flared. He knows I wouldn’t put an ass whuppin’ on him in front of his boy. Too bad he can’t use them smarts when it matters.
Rye stood up and opened his arms. 
“Good morning, brother…and nephew.”
Cooper didn’t answer right away, or bother to hide his distain. He curled up his lip, and spit a slick string of brown tobacco juice at Rye’s feet.
“Save it, Rye, we’ll get to it soon enough. I got to get some food in me before I can stomach listening to your bullshit.”
Cooper wiped the sticky trail of spit from his beard. Rye dug his heels into the gravel, and balled his fists. The boy standing there be damned, he was ready to get this thing done. Gareth stepped between the two men in an attempt to ease the tension.
“Hey, Uncle Rye.”
Another few more seconds of stink-eye, then Rye broke his brother’s stare and squatted down to acknowledge his nephew. “Hey, there, young man,” Rye reached out to hug the boy, but Cooper shuffled his son past him and up the front steps of the cabin. Rye stood, dropped his arms, and tucked his hands into his coat. He took another solemn look out at the Sawtooth oaks and clusters of Maple, and thought again on his grandfather. Picturing him standing there doing the same thing Rye was doing now. Looking at the same trees. Feeling the same ache in his bones. It was going to be a long morning.

3.
“You got to keep stirrin’ those eggs,” Cooper said, and took the wooden spoon from his son. He carved off a chunk of butter and dropped it into the bubbling yellow mixture. “You keep stirrin’ it ‘til it ain’t wet no more. Like this. See?”
“Yessir,” Gareth took the spoon back and did as he was shown.
Cooper fried some fatback and bacon in a cast iron skillet, and then served it up to his son and brother as if that pissing contest outside hadn’t just happened. That’s the way brothers do things. Gareth was the first to speak.
“Deddy said you killed a Grizzly out by this ridge back in the day.”
“He said that, did he?” Rye looked at his brother who sat shoveling eggs and fried meat into his mouth.
“Well, your Deddy ain’t right. It wasn’t no Grizzly. It was a brown bear.”
“Deddy said you killed it with one shot. He said nobody else could’a done that.”
“Well, I don’t reckon that’s true. You could’a took it down just the same.”
“How come you don’t got the head hanging up in here? That would sure be something to see.”
Rye waited for Cooper to answer that, but he didn’t look up from his food.
“Gareth, listen to me real good. That bear? I didn’t want to kill it. I didn’t do it to have something to see, or a story to tell. I killed it so we could make it through the winter. If you kill something on this mountain, you better have a damn good reason. We hunt for necessity up here. Fools hunt for sport. That bear kept us warm and fed us for months. I owed it that much. You understand what I mean by ‘I owed it’?”
“I think so.”
“I mean that I would have dishonored the life it led if I killed it just to have a trophy on that wall. That ain’t our way. We used every bit of it.”
“Even the head?”
“Even the head.”
Cooper piped up. “You hearing what your Uncle is telling you, boy?”
Gareth nodded at his Pa. “Yessir.”
“Good, ‘cause that’s a lesson worth learnin’. Now enough talking.  Eat your breakfast so we can get on with it.”
They finished the rest of the meal in silence. As they ate, Rye studied Gareth’s face. It was perfectly round, with cheeks that stayed rosy no matter the weather, peppered with freckles. His eyes were set deep and narrow like his father’s. He’d have to open them real wide just for someone to tell the color. They were Cooper’s eyes. It was Cooper’s face, without the calico beard, or the grit…or the anger. Rye remembered when his brother looked like that. It felt like a hundred years ago.
When their bellies were full, the two older men grabbed their rifles and stretched cold, morning muscles. Cooper leaned down and adjusted the wool cap on his son’s head to cover the boy’s ears.
“You stay warm, and you stay close,” he said, “You get sick on me, your Mama will have my ass in a sling.”
The boy nodded, but his excitement was setting in and his eyes were fixed on the long guns. His father had let him practice with the .22, to get used to the recoil and feel of the scope, but he wanted to carry a man’s gun.
“Do I get to carry a rifle, Deddy?” he said, scratching at the wool cap where his father had pulled at it.
“Well, I don’t reckon you can shoot anything without one,” Cooper said, and lifted a .223 rifle down from the stone mantle. The gun wasn’t new, but it was heavy and solid. Gareth took the weapon and inspected it like his father had taught him. He made a show of it to prove the lessons had stuck.
 “Let’s go,” he said, and the three of them took to the woods.


Monday, July 6, 2015

**Giveaway** Interview/Review - Helaine Mario - The Lost Concerto

I'm so happy to bring to you today an interview with Helaine Mario whose new novel, The Lost Concerto is one of the best books I've read this year. Please enjoy our little conversation, my review and then enter for an autographed copy of your own sponsored by Oceanview Publishing.
Giveaway Details below!






ISBN: 13:9781608091515
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 07/01/2015
Length: 448 pp
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Overview

A woman and her young son flee to a convent on a remote island off the Breton coast of France. Generations of seafarers have named the place Ile de la Brume, or Fog Island. In a chapel high on a cliff, a tragic death occurs and a terrified child vanishes into the mist.
The child’s godmother, Maggie O’Shea, haunted by the violent deaths of her husband and best friend, has withdrawn from her life as a classical pianist. But then a recording of unforgettable music and a grainy photograph surface, connecting her missing godson to a long-lost first love.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

**Giveaway** Interview - Soraya Lane - The Devil Wears Spurs

Please help me welcome new to me author Soraya Lane whose here chatting about her new novel, first in a new series, The Devil Wears Spurs.
Enjoy the interview then stick around for a chance to win a copy!
Giveaway Deets below!






ISBN:13-978-1250060082
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperback

Release Date: 6/30/2015
Length:
336 pages
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/ Kobo
  


Overview

SHE KNOWS WHEN TO HOLD'EM.
As a newcomer to the great Lone State, Chloe thinks she's immune to the charms of cowboys—until Ryder King comes along. A gorgeous rodeo star with a gambling problem should spell trouble for Chloe, who's as quick-witted as she is stunning. But there's something gentle in Ryder's otherwise wild nature that gives her pause. And she can only fight her attraction for
so long…?
IS HE READY TO SHOW HIS HAND?
Texas born, bred, and proud, Ryder has always had a way with the ladies—though not so much with poker. He's just bet, and lost, a third of his family's ranch in a game. Can Chloe, the daughter of a card sharp who knows how to play to win, team up with Ryder in Vegas to help him win it back? The closer Ryder comes to getting back the ranch, the greater he risks losing his heart to Chloe. Is he ready to lay it all on the line for her? And can she trust that Ryder is for real—or is one of Texas's most notorious playboys too good to be true?


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The Devil Wears Spurs
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

***MARIE FORCE CELEBRATES MORE THAN ONE MILLION IN HER FATAL SERIES SOLD***

Woot, Woot and hats off to Marie for selling over one million in her Fatal Series. 
Be sure to visit her on Facebook - Twitter - Or her Website to say congrats!!!





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Contact:
Lisa Wray
Harlequin
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lisa.wray@harpercollins.com


New York Times Bestselling Author Marie Force Celebrates
More Than One Million Fatal Series Books Sold

New York (June 30, 2015)—Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first imprint, announced today that New York Times bestselling author Marie Force’s Fatal Series has sold more than one million copies and achieved multiple national bestselling placements. 

“This incredible milestone is a testament to Marie’s compelling storytelling, her hard work and the loyalty of her fan base,” said Angela James, editorial director of Carina Press. “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this achievement with Marie and look forward to her continued success.”

Force has experienced phenomenal success with her Carina Press romantic suspense ebooks and hit the New York Times ebook bestseller list at #7 and the USA TODAY bestseller list at #15 with Fatal Scandal in January. The Fatal Series features Force’s wildly popular characters, Metropolitan homicide lieutenant Samantha Holland and her love interest, Senator Nick Cappuano, whose story plays out amid Washington, DC, politics and intrigue.

“It’s really exciting to see the Fatal Series reach this amazing milestone,” said Force. “Sam and Nick have been such a big part of my life for the past seven years, and to know that readers love them as much as I do is very gratifying. I’m looking forward to many more adventures with them.”

There are now eight books and two novellas in the series and today Fatal Deception is being released for the first time as a paperback. With stunning commercial packaging in line with competitive bestselling suspense and with robust promotional support plans, the Fatal Series print editions are poised for strong success in the retail environment.





Since its inception as the first digital imprint within a traditional publishing house, Carina Press has been an industry leader while publishing a broad range of editorial, including romance, science fiction, steampunk, fantasy, erotica, gay and lesbian romances, mystery, family sagas, horror, thrillers and more—not to mention a multitude of subgenres within these categories.








About the Author
Marie Force is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than 40 contemporary romances, including the Fatal Series, the Gansett Island Series and her new erotic Quantum Trilogy, released earlier this year under the name M.S. Force. Sixteen of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, and she recently recorded her 4 millionth career sale. A resident of Rhode Island, Marie has been married to Dan for 23 years and is the mother of a daughter, 19, and a son, 16, as well as two dog children. Find out more about Marie and her books at MarieForce.com.



About Harlequin
Harlequin (www.Harlequin.com) is one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 102 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, itself a subsidiary of News Corp and one of the largest English-language publishers in the world. Harlequin has offices in 15 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit Harlequin.com and Facebook.com/HarlequinBooks. Follow Harlequin on Twitter: @HarlequinBooks.

The FATAL Series title listing by author Marie Force

Book #0.5: One Night With You (ebook, novella)
Book #1: Fata Affair (mmp, ebook)
Book #2: Fatal Justice  (mmp, ebook)
Book #3: Fatal Consequences  (mmp, ebook)
Book #3.5: Fatal Destiny (ebook, novella)
Book #4: Fatal Flaw  (mmp, ebook)
Book #5: Fatal Deception  (mmp, ebook)
Book #6: Fatal Mistake (ebook, mmp available July 28)
Book #7: Fatal Jeopardy (ebook, mmp available August 25)
Book #8: Fatal Scandal (ebook, mmp available December 29)
Book #9: Fatal Frenzy (ebook available September 15)


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Interview - Laurelin McGee - Miss Match

Today I'm interviewing new to me author(s), Laurelin McGee, a pseudonym for the writing team of Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee, presenting their newest release Miss Match. I can't wait to dig into my copy and I know when you read on you'll feel the same way!

Ladies, its all yours!



ISBN-13:9781250059185
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Pages: 336



Overview

Welcome to the sexy, crazy, wildly unpredictable world of modern matchmaking, where fixing up strangers is part of the job--but falling in love is an occupational hazard…
HE'S THE PERFECT CATCH.
Blake Donovan is tall, handsome, rich, and successful--so why would a guy like him need a matchmaker?
Andrea Dawson has no idea, but a job is a job. After being blackballed from a career in marketing, Andrea agreed to use her unique profiling skills to play matchmaker out of pure desperation. 
IS SHE HIS PERFECT MATCH?
Blake knows exactly the kind of woman he's looking for--and it's the total opposite of Andrea. Though smart and undeniably sexy, she is simply too headstrong for a man who's used to being in charge

Monday, June 29, 2015

**Giveaway** Showcase - Redemption Bay - RaeAnne Thayne

Today I'm showcasing NYT Bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne and #2 novel in her Haven Point series, Redemption Bay.
RaeAnne is sponsoring a giveaway on one of her handcrafted bookmarks see details below





  • ISBN-13: 9780373785063
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 6/30/2015
  • Series: Haven Point Series, #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
 


Overview

New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne brings you back to Haven Point—a place made for second chances…
McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her hometown of Haven Point. It may be small, but it's never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family's factory, leaving the town's economy in shambles. Now his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point's sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.
What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben? Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie—its fiery young mayor—he suddenly has his answer. If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing…a place where love arrives when it's least expected.

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