Monday, January 26, 2015

Teaser Monday: Take Me With You By: K.A. Linde

Hey ya'll we are so close to release day for K.A. Linde's new book Take Me With You. I have to say it is amazing. I had the opportunity to read it for the blog tour, and WOW! So so good.
You can pre-order the book below. Or just wait till tomorrow when it's out
Hope ya'll enjoy :)



Synopsis:


Grant 
All of my demons are coming to head. 
I thought Ari could push them back. 
I thought I could conquer my vices with her at my side. 

I thought wrong. 

Aribel 
Fear is my new constant. 
I thought I could conceal it, contain it, control it. 
I thought that now that I had Grant the worst was over. 

I thought wrong. 

But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you. 

Find out what happens with Grant and Aribel in book 2 in the Take Me series!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cover reveal: All Played Out (Rusk University #3) By: Cora Carmack

He ya'll I am so excited to be apart of this cover reveal today. If you have not had the chance to start Cora's lovely series yet you need too. It has everything you could want. Romance, football, college parties, and a bit of plans not always working out well, as planned. Her characters are amazing and each book introduces you to a new face.
Hope ya'll enjoy :)

Holy smokes are we excited to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's ALL PLAYED OUT! ALL PLAYED OUT is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is the 3rd book in the Rusk University Series, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. It is due to be released on May 12, 2015!! If you haven't had a chance to read this sexy, fun series yet, be sure to grab ALL LINED UP and ALL BROKE DOWN!   Image Map  


Pre-Order Your Copy Today!

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About ALL PLAYED OUT
First person in her family to go to college? CHECK. Straight A’s? CHECK. On track to graduate early? CHECK. Social life? …..yeah, about that…. With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience). So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities. Item #1? Hook up with a jock. Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it. Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game. Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.  

And don’t miss the first two books in the Rusk University Series…

 
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ALL LINED UP, Book 1

ALL BROKE DOWN, Book 2




    About Cora Carmack
Headshot Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.      

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Take Me With You By: K.A. Linde

Hey ya'll it's Teaser Tuesday, and today we have one from K.A. Linde's new book Take Me With You
Enjoy:)


Synopsis:


Grant 
All of my demons are coming to head. 
I thought Ari could push them back. 
I thought I could conquer my vices with her at my side. 

I thought wrong. 

Aribel 
Fear is my new constant. 
I thought I could conceal it, contain it, control it. 
I thought that now that I had Grant the worst was over. 

I thought wrong. 

But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you. 

Find out what happens with Grant and Aribel in book 2 in the Take Me series!

Kyla’s Facebook Page


Pre-Order Links:

Amazon
iBooks

Paperback



Book 1:


Book 2:



Monday, January 19, 2015

Cover Reveal: Avenging (Rising Series #3) By: Holly Kelly

COVER REVEAL: AVENGING by Holly Kelly

Hey ya'll I am so excited to help share this one. Holly Kelly writes an amazing series and I think you all will like it a ton if you haven't had a chance to start it yet. Book 1 is free too, so no excuses to not get it hehe :P

By Olympus! We are excited to share the official cover reveal for the highly anticipated third book in the Rising Series by Holly Kelly. The Rising Series is an exciting paranormal romance filled with Greek Mythology, Mermaids, Dagonians, and more! Let us know what you think of the cover for Avenging by Holly Kelly. Avenging will be available on April 21, 2015. 



New Adult- Paranormal Romance
Clean Teen Publishing
Available: April 21, 2015
Book #3 in the Rising Series

Two thousand years ago, King Triton witnessed the slaughter and total annihilation of his merchildren. He vowed then and there to never again father a child. Powerful and eternally youthful, Triton was no stranger to seduction. But his resolve was unwavering—until he met Nicole. Unable to resist the human woman, he found himself swept up in her arms. When he finally came to his senses, he abandoned her to return to his refuge in the sea.

Twenty years later, he comes face to face with his daughter. Triton is both thrilled and frightened to learn he's a father. Meeting the child he never knew fills a void in his life. But at the same time, he once again finds his heart at risk. Even more terrifying, he's forced to admit he's still in love with Nicole. Gathering his courage, he leaves the sea to seek her out. But the pain he caused is not easily forgotten. And mending broken hearts should be the least of his worries. The elements are in commotion, threatening the utter destruction of mankind. And much to the sea god's surprise, the human woman he loves may be the key to saving them all.

RISING (Book #1)


Available Now FREE!

In a war between the humans and the inhabitants of the sea—humans will lose. Xanthus Dimitriou—the most lethal Dagonian to rise from the ocean—is on a mission to save mankind from annihilation. But first there’s one small thing he needs to do… kill a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair.

Killing her doesn’t start out as part of his plan. He entrenches himself deep in the human world. Aligning himself with his enemies, he prepares to send them to Triton to face their punishment. Then Sara Taylor rolls onto the scene. Xanthus knows at once she’s a criminal. And her crime? Being born. She’s a human/Dagonian half-breed, an abomination. Killing her should be an easy job. All he has to do is break into her apartment, slit her throat, and feed her body to the sharks. Simple, right? Wrong. If only she weren’t so beautiful, so innocent, so sweet...

Saving the world may have to wait. It appears Xanthus has a woman to save. But protecting her may cost him his own life.




DESCENDING (Book #2) 

Available Now! 

When Xanthus cashes in a long-standing favor, Kyros is faced with doing two things he thought he'd never do—protect a mermaid and live on land. Dagonians loathe mermaids and Sara, Xanthus's wife, is no exception. Also, a Dagonian standing on human legs? As if being around the vile creatures responsible for polluting his home and killing his sister wasn't horrible enough, Kyros has to deal with Sara's troublesome human friend, Gretchen.

Kyros can't help but resent Gretchen. Not only is she human and unforgettably gorgeous, but she leaves him swimming in confusion and feeling things he shouldn't be feeling—least of all for a land-walker! When Gretchen is nearly killed by an assassin's bullet, Kyros's mission changes. He's forced to become her protector. Forced is a gross exaggeration, though. The more time Kyros spends with Gretchen, the more he finds himself falling for this spunky, witty human. When it becomes apparent that something dark and evil will stop at nothing to see Gretchen dead, Kyros expends his resources to find out who that being is. Unfortunately, the answer causes more problems than it solves. When a rogue mermaid wants you dead, you’re safe from no one… not even the ones you love.  

About Holly Kelly



Holly Kelly is a mom who writes books in her spare time: translation--She hides in the bathroom with her laptop and locks the door while the kids destroy the house and smear peanut butter on the walls.



Holly was born in Utah but lived in Salina, Kansas until she was 13 and in Garland, Texas until she was 18. She's now back in Utah--"happy valley". Holly is married to her wonderful husband, James, and the two of them are currently raising 6 rambunctious children. Her interests are reading, writing (or course), martial arts, visual arts, and spending time with family.

Holly Kelly's first published book is: Rising. Rising was published by Clean Teen Publishing on September 6, 2013.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Poison Sky By: K.C. Finn

COVER REVEAL: THE POISON SKY by K.C. Finn

We are excited to share this cover reveal with you for an upcoming novella in the Synsk series! Check it out and let us know what you think? If you haven't read the Synsk series yet, book #1— The Mind's Eye— is currently free! 




Release Day: April 24, 2015


He delivered my sentence with the gusto of a father revealing a special birthday treat to his child. I received the news as swiftly as a guillotine dropping towards a damned man’s neck.

In 1959, a heavily pregnant Kit Haugen seeks refuge in a bedroom at her grandmother’s old hotel, The Sand Drifts Inn. There, she finds a battered, old diary, containing a story long forgotten. It is the tale of her grandfather, Reggie Arkwright, a psychic soldier whose talents were put to use in the First World War. Though Kit has always thought of her grandfather as a hero, she is about to discover the horrifying truth of life and war in 1915.

Set during the battles of Ypres on the Belgian front lines, this novella contributes an extra slice of family history to K.C. Finn’s best-selling Synsk saga. The unspoken truth of the Great War waits for those who, like Kit, are brave enough to discover it.

CHECK OUT THIS BEST-SELLING SERIES:

All books in this series can be read as stand alone books. They do not need to be read in order. 

FREE BOOK: The Mind's Eye by K.C. Finn

A girl with a telepathic gift finds a boy clinging to his last hope during the war-torn climate of Europe, 1940.


At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.



As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time. 



There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.


Leighton's Summer by K.C. Finn

A teenage boy with something to prove gets caught up in a web of crime and deceit in England, 1945.

In the weeks leading up to his sixteenth birthday, gifted psychic Leighton Cavendish finds himself suddenly packed off to Blackpool, a glittering teenage paradise filled with plenty of opportunities for amusement—and trouble—to ensue. With only a preoccupied grandmother to keep an eye on him, Leighton’s desperation for adventure leads him out into a world of holidaymakers, candy and carnival rides—the ideal place to spend six weeks away from home.

But Leighton’s psychic visions are encroaching on his fun, trying to warn him of the danger that lurks beyond the shimmering lights of the Golden Mile. Who are the mysterious thieves Leighton sees in his head and what do they want with the children they seek? A girl called Faye holds the answer, but she has enough problems of her own. 

Amid the climate of a tourist town recovering from the impact of the Second World War, two lost teenagers will discover a shocking truth about human greed and together they will try to fight against it. For Leighton and Faye this will be a summer to remember—a summer filled with challenges that must be overcome.

A summer that turns a boy into a man. 

A Place Halfway by K.C. Finn

A struggling psychic girl steps out into the big, wide world amidst the murky depths of racial segregation in England, 1961.

As a teenage psychic, Josephine Fontaine knows what it’s like to be different. At Peregrine Place, a school full of youngsters with gifts just like hers, sixteen-year-old Josie is growing tired of her life and looking for excitement beyond the grand manor house’s walls. When an opportunity arises to work in a local music bar, she jumps at the chance, learning to balance her new job with the pressures of studying the ways of the Synsk.

There she meets the charming Tommy Asher, a fellow psychic with a talent for music, and Jake Bolton, a handsome, surly stranger with coffee-coloured skin. Throw in the return of her old crush Dai Bickerstaff, and Josie finds herself embroiled in a drama much bigger than she could have imagined, especially when certain parties take issue to her developing a friendship with a boy who isn’t white-skinned. When a mysterious record mogul offers Josie help to improve her psychic gifts, her world turns totally upside down, and she begins to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her family, and even herself.

Coming of age was never so intense as it will be for Josie in the winter of 1961.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born in South Wales to Raymond and Jennifer Finn, Kimberley Charlotte Elisabeth Finn (known to readers as K.C., otherwise it'd be too much of a mouthful) was one of those corny little kids who always wanted to be a writer. She was also incredibly stubborn, and so has finally achieved that dream in 2013 with the release of her first three novellas in the four-part Caecilius Rex saga, the time travel adventure The Secret Star and her new urban fantasy epic The Book Of Shade.




As a sufferer with the medical condition M.E./C.F.S., Kim works part time as a private tutor and a teacher of creative writing, devoting the remainder of her time to writing novels and studying for an MA in Education and Linguistics.



K.C. Finn signed with Clean Teen Publishing in late 2013. Her books The Mind's Eye and Leighton's Summer were released in early 2014.




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Blog Tour: A Mom For Umande By: Maria Faulconer


Hey ya'll I am happy to post my first ever review/blog tour for a children's book. I have been dying to introduce a children's review section to the blog and this is a great step in that direction. I know many of you are adults or at least young adults who follow my blog but I hope that you have a young someone in your life to be able to share this amazing book with. I know I started reading at a very young age and some of my fondest memories are laying in bed while my dad or mom read me Dr. Seuss, and eventually when I got old enough, to trade of reading pages of Magic Tree House with my dad. I hope that I can at the very least inspire at least one person to go out and read to someone, be it a child, your younger sibling, grandchild, or even a niece or nephew like do. 

I hope you all enjoy, and be sure to enter the great giveaway going on at the bottom of the post.

Also be sure to check out all the posts along the tour :)

A MOM FOR UMANDE by Maria Faulconer (http://jenhalliganpr.com/tour/a-mom-for-umande/)




The heart-tugging true story of how a baby gorilla found love in the arms of a surrogate mom.

When Umande was born, his mother didn’t know how to take care of him. So, he was hand-reared by keepers at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. For eight months, the keepers crawled on the ground with him to show him how to walk; coughed in his face to teach him discipline; and gave him happy gorilla grumbles to encourage him. But for Umande, something was still missing. Luckily, a thousand miles away at the Columbus Zoo, a mom was waiting just for him.

This touching true story about finding a family will resonate with animal lovers and adoptive families alike.

Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung

A Mom for Umande: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Review:
I absolutely loved this book. This is the first time that I am doing a review for a children's book, and I am so happy I picked this one to be my first. Maria has a lovely way of telling the story. She writes in a simplistic way that many children can understand, and makes the story personal for the kids. I loved not only getting the story of this tiny animal but also that of her keepers and the struggle they go through to make Umande's life better, even if that means not getting to be around her anymore. I also love how she was able to share this true story in a way that will interest children. I know when I read the book with my nine year old niece she was on the computer the minute we finished looking up info about Umande. I love books that can get kids involved. Sadly I don't think kids get enough of these kinds of books in their life, and I really respect Maria for writing such an amazing book. 

Ok lets talk illustration for a few minutes. I absolutely loved loved loved Kathleen's images. They were bright and beautiful. The way she drew the pictures they were extremely fun and kid friendly. I smiled with each turn of the page. My niece also enjoyed them, loving how cute Umande was.
If I ever attempted to write a kids book I would defiantly want her to be my illustrator. 

Both woman did such an amazing job and I am so thankful for the privilege of getting to read this book. Thank you to not only Maria for sending me a copy of it to read and enjoy but to Jen Halligan PR for introducing me to the book and putting up with my lack of communication over the holiday months. I appreciate the opportunity you all have given me for this tour.

About Maria Faulconer:
Maria Faulconer has published fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She loves writing stories, especially ones that tug at the heartstrings. A huge animal lover, and an adoptive mom herself, she knew when she saw a photo of a baby gorilla snuggling with his surrogate mom that she had to tell their story – A Mom for Umande. Her first children’s book, Arianna and the Strawberry Tea, was used for a statewide literacy program. She currently writes for Colorado Springs Style magazine and is working on a YA novel. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two children.


GIVEAWAY:

Winner will receive a gift basket that includes a $50 Amazon gift card, a copy of A MOM FOR UMANDE, a stuffed baby gorilla, a gorilla zoo book, a miniature wooden zoo train set, Gummi Bears, and rock candy!

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TOUR SCHEDULE:

Monday, January 12th - Geo Librarian
Tuesday, January 13th - A Book and a Latte
Wednesday, January 14th - Bumbles and Fairy-Tales
Friday, January 16th - In Between the Pages
Monday, January 19th - Such a Novel Idea
Wednesday, January 21st - Mundie Kids
Friday, January 23rd - Adoption Mama
Monday, January 26th - WS Momma Readers Nook
Wednesday, January 28th - A Leisure Moment
Friday, January 30th - Historical Fiction Obsession

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Double Cover Reveal: Trusting Liam And Changing Everything By: Molly McAdams

Hey ya'll we have a big double cover reveal for you all by Molly McAdams. Her books Trusting Liam and Changing Everything will be available later this year and for now we hope you enjoy and will be on the lookout for both books come March and June


Trusting Liam by Molly McAdams
On-sale 6/4/2015


When Kennedy Ryan moves to California, she never expects to come face-to-face with Liam Taylor-the intriguing man she hasn’t been able to forget. Somehow Liam managed to get Kennedy to let down her guard for a single night of passion that ended up meaning more than it was ever supposed to. Accustomed to disastrous experiences with men, Kennedy shields herself before he can break down more of the carefully built control she’s clung to for the last four years. But every time she sees Liam, she feels her resolve weakening.

Liam Taylor has been asked to befriend his boss’s nieces. But what starts out as a reluctant favor ends up leading Liam to the only girl who ever slipped away before morning-a girl he thought he’d never find again. And now that she’s within reach, Liam’s determined to never let her go.


When a secret from her past tests their relationship, will they be able to cling to the trust Liam has worked so hard to build?

Changing Everything by Molly McAdams
On-sale 3/3/2015



Paisley Morro has been in love with Eli since they were thirteen years-old. But after twelve years of only being his best friend and wingman, the heartache that comes from watching him with countless other women becomes too much, and Paisley decides its time to lay all her feelings on the table.

Eli Jenkins has a life most guys would kill for: Dream job, countless women, and his best friend, Paisley, to be the girl he can always count on for everything else. But one conversation not only changes everything between them, it threatens to make him lose the only girl who has ever meant anything to him.

When tragedy strikes his family and Eli is forced to reevaluate his life, he realizes a life without Paisley isn’t a life at all. Only now, he may be too late.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Take Me With You By: K. A. Linde

Hey ya'll it's Teaser Tuesday, and today we have one from K.A. Linde's new book Take Me With You
Enjoy:)




Synopsis:


Grant 
All of my demons are coming to head. 
I thought Ari could push them back. 
I thought I could conquer my vices with her at my side. 

I thought wrong. 

Aribel 
Fear is my new constant. 
I thought I could conceal it, contain it, control it. 
I thought that now that I had Grant the worst was over. 

I thought wrong. 

But if we’re going to survive, wherever you go…take me with you. 

Find out what happens with Grant and Aribel in book 2 in the Take Me series!

Kyla’s Facebook Page


Pre-Order Links:




                             Book 1:                                         Book2:



Blog Tour/Interview: Ascension (Gates legacy Series) By: Lorenz Font


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Release of Book 3 of

The Gates Legacy Series

Ascension
by Lorenz Font

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Release Date: January 8, 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Paranormal /Supernatural
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-364-5
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

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~~SUMMARY~~
Ascension-3D-Bookstack Rohnert is descended from a long line of pure-blooded vampires ruled by the Vampire Council. Quiet and principled, he is known for his combat expertise and is beloved by peers and students alike. When his former ally, Goran, becomes the Council leader and the killing starts, Rohnert strikes out on his own. The vampire race is in upheaval when he discovers a black book that contains the wisdom and history of his people. Rohnert refuses to support Goran’s tyrannical rule and has no interest in ruling himself, no matter what the book foretells. He allies with freedom fighters led by the indomitable Harrow Gates. However, the prophecies fail to prepare him to handle one passionate and determined human doctor. The last thing Shelly Anderson wanted was to fall in love. After meeting enigmatic and reclusive Rohnert, her resolve quickly crumbles. Their one night together ends in a nightmare. She is determined to carry on without him, but Rohnert’s unexpected reentry into her life derails her plans. While she teaches him how powerful a human’s love can be, Rohnert realizes the lengths he is willing to go to keep her close and safe, even if it means violating a long-standing decree among pure-blooded vampires to keep their bloodlines intact. When Goran begins to kill off the remaining Vampire Council Elders, Harrow’s rebels urge Rohnert to step in. It isn’t until harsh reality comes knocking at his door that his choice becomes clear. Rohnert must do whatever he can to save the people he loves or risk losing them forever. However, the reluctant savior may already be too late to protect the lives that matter most. 
 


Interview with Lorenz:
  • How did you come up with the idea for The Gates’ Legacy series?

My take on these popular creatures spun from a conversation with a friend. He asked me what happens if a vampire has Aids. The question got me thinking.

I couldn’t give an answer right away, but the idea stayed with me. It took me a few days to sit down and write the first chapter. After that, I still had no clear foresight of what I wanted in the story, so I didn’t force it.  After a few months, I started thinking about the question again. To be honest, when I began writing, I only had a vision of the beginning and end, and certainly didn’t plan on writing a series. As soon as chapter two of Hunted was underway and Harrow became alive in my head, scene after scene started popping and I found myself writing a chapter per day. That is a lot considering I didn’t have an outline.

When all of it became real in my head, there was no stopping me. Harrow is sick and hunted. The Vampire Council is out to get him. The concept is simple, but the integration of sub-plots and colorful characters added ‘meat’ and excitement to the story. By the end of Hunted, the ideas for the next books in the series were firm inside my head.
  • Harrow is not like most guys – alpha male material – and yet we can’t help but fall in love with him for his sensitivity. Is he based on someone in your life? How’d his character come to be?

Harrow is a unique character that sprung out of nowhere. He is not based on a real-life person. When the idea for Hunted was conceived, I only have a name and circumstance surrounding the character. As the story progressed, he became much more prominent and took over. Everything I wrote was dictated by him and the people he dealt with. Harrow is a kind soul and he is not afraid to show his tender side. The more I write him, the more real he becomes. Maybe this will come as a surprise, but I actually had several interesting conversation with him.
  • Tell us about Tor?

Tor is a fun character to write. He is a gritty, in-your-face type of guy, and he is not afraid to say things as he sees them. He has a great banter with Harrow throughout the first book and they feed off each other. Tor gets along with everyone. He is loyal and has a soft spot for women. There are many moments wherein he provided the comic relief in tense scenes.
  • Jordan is a tough woman hell-bent on revenge. What do you have planned for her in the future? 

Jordan is unpredictable. I’m sure you will agree with me if you have read the story already. She dances to her own beat and takes crap from no one. She’s a loosely based on someone I know. *grins*
I can’t say much about her role in the future books except she’ll be pivotal in the end of book three which is Ascension.
  • You created a colorful cast of side characters. Which one(s) was your favorite to write, and do you plan to feature them more in future books?

Gee, aside from the major characters, Jethro (Hunted) is one of my favorite. Though he is a minor character, I found him giggle-worthy every time he graces the scene. I love the way he dress and talk. Yessur!
Another character that I found engaging is Alonzo (Ascension), Zo for short. He is Rohnert’s sidekick and lightens up the dark mood whenever he opens his mouth. He is a fun character to write, especially his salsa-outing antics.  
Another noteworthy character to mention is Aemerria. She will be introduced in book 4, Reckoning, and you will find her intriguing after the first mention. She is going to be a pivotal character in the 5th book, Redemption.
  • What other projects are in the works for you?

Currently, I’m in edits for Reckoning, Book 4 of the series, slated for release on June 4. I’m very excited about this particular installment because I will be introducing a new ‘rare’ breed of vampires. If you have been following the series, each book focuses on a particular character and their love interest. Reckoning features Cyrus and Isidora, and their struggles to embrace their new identities and their role in each other’s lives. Reckoning is a very special project for me since I wrote the story while doing four edits at the same time, on top of promoting Pieces of Broken Time, which was released last July. If not with the help of my dedicated beta-readers and friends, Tbird, Wendy and Claudia, who were willing to read while I write because of my deadline to produce the manuscript, I wouldn’t have finished the story and still maintain my sanity.
We are also prepping up for the March re-release of Indivisible Line, a romantic thriller set in the beautiful land of Beaver, Alaska and of course, my favorite, New York City.
These are all my projects for 2015. Then I plan to spend the rest of the year promoting, gathering my wits and hopefully catch my writing mojo again. It has been a crazy 2014, but I feel so blessed to be surrounded by a supporting group of family and friends.
  • Tell us about your journey to becoming published.

I can’t say the path was clear and easy. I had my share of heartaches. Many writers, I’m certain, will agree with me when I say that rejection is a part of the deal. It is almost a ‘rite of passage’. I’m glad it didn’t take long for my stories to find a home. Each time I submitted a manuscript, I didn’t sit around and wait, I kept writing. All it takes is to have the right mindset, motivation and attitude.
  • Which authors influence you the most? 

Let’s just say I love reading Stephen King’s, JR Ward’s and Nicholas Sparks’ stories. These are authors whose writing evokes a multitude of strong emotions in me. I have their stories in book form, on my Kindle, and audio book collections.  



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~~EXCERPT~~
Young caucasian couple in love at twilight light

The flimsy door was torn off its hinges like a piece of cardboard. “What the hell is going on here?” Rohnert’s voice rattled everything around them, sending the bottles of precious anesthetics to the floor with a loud crash. “Don’t you ever knock?” Shelly wobbled to the nearest chair and flopped onto it clumsily. “I heard you cry. What’s wrong?” Rohnert rushed to her side, ignoring her question, and placed his hand on her belly. It could have been the warmth of his touch or some quack medicinal magic, but her back felt instant relief. Shelly had wanted to deny him the privilege of connecting with their unborn child. Instead, she smothered a moan at the glorious reprieve he brought to her. She was much too proud to acknowledge how his presence soothed her. “Nothing’s wrong. I probably pulled a muscle when I bent down to pick up the scissors.” She tried to move away from him, to disconnect herself from his touch. Cheryl took one look at Rohnert, and without a word took her leave. Mort scrambled to his feet and followed suit. Rohnert kept his hand on her back. “You’re lying.” He peered at her. Shelly bit her tongue to keep herself from lobbing another furious retort. She looked away, focusing on the exit. He had no right to look so attractive and virile, and her heart shouldn’t be hammering against her chest the way it was. Under his close scrutiny, she felt vulnerable, naked almost, and she hated the sexual stirring in her gut. “You look tired.” “I’m fine. It’s my normal. I have to go to work now.” “You’re done working for the night.” Rohnert’s eyes bore into hers. The command in voice would have sent others seeking for cover. She was no pushover. “You’re not telling me what to do.” Shelly stood up and bolted past him. Rohnert was quick to restrain her, and he spun her around to face him. “I’m not doing this to annoy you. You have to look after yourself and our child. Your schedule doesn’t allow you enough rest.” Sure. He was going all gallant on her, showing concern. It was a bit too cozy and little too late. “No, it isn’t,” he said, answering her unspoken words. “I left because I wanted to protect—” “Oh spare me the details. You left because you’re afraid to show you care. Now that I’m pregnant, you come waltzing back into my life to take control. If you’re concerned for the child’s well-being, don’t be. I’m going to let It know who the sperm donor is.” She watched his face harden. “Do not call our child It. We’re going to give him a name, and I’m not just a donor. I intend to be a part of his life every step of the way.” So he had been eavesdropping. Just for kicks, she pushed on. “And how do you propose that we go about doing that?” Shelly held Rohnert’s gaze with enough challenge to discourage any man. His features softened, and his eyes crinkled. “I want a ceremony to bind us. I don’t want my son to be born a bastard.” As in getting married? Her chest felt weird all of a sudden, inflating at the prospect, but she tamped down her excitement. Where in hell does this man get these silly notions? “And if I won’t do it?” Rohnert smiled, exposing the tips of his fangs. “You won’t deny your child the life he deserves.” Too cocky for his own good. Shelly snorted and shook her head. “This child deserves to live in peace away from the killings and without the fear of getting killed.” It was obvious that she’d struck a nerve when his nostrils flared. Shelly stifled a smile. “I will protect my child with my life.” He pulled her closer until their faces were almost touching and held her chin with his thumb and forefinger. “You won’t get rid of me, even if you try.” Without giving her a chance to answer, he cupped her face with his big hands and captured her mouth in a hungry kiss, demanding her to respond. Shelly planted her palms against his chest and pushed. Rohnert didn’t budge. He growled against her lips and deepened the kiss, rendering her breathless and weak in the knees. Her hands relaxed then fisted in his jacket, finally feeling the burn of his mouth. Oh, God. How could she think straight? She prided herself on being tough, and she usually stuck to her resolve. Yet Rohnert short circuited her brain, making it difficult to think of anything but getting him between her legs. His hands wound down to the small of her back and pressed her body until there was not a hairline of space between them. She felt lightheaded. This had to stop. She wasn’t going to . . . Shelly moaned, unable to stop herself from touching his face. If she were truthful with herself, she wanted this and needed him like air. She also needed a doctor. It was obvious she was sick in the head. She had vowed not to allow him walk all over her, and look at what was she doing—allowing him to trample her will and moaning like a sex-starved kitten while he did.


~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
LELU 2   Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. She is currently enjoying the buzz from her vampire novels Hunted and Tormented, the first and second book of The Gates Legacy Series, Indivisible Line, a romantic thriller, Feather Light, an erotic romance and Pieces of Broken Time, a military romance. Lorenz’s perfect day consists of writing and lounging on her garage couch, aka the office, with a glass of her favorite cabernet while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, with an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories. Lorenz lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. She divides her time between her full-time job and her busy writing schedule.  



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