Thursday, May 5, 2016

Book Blitz: BE WITCHED boxed set by 22 best-selling authors—Teasers + Giveaway

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Be Witched
by 22 different authors
(see below for details)

Limited Edition Paranormal Boxed Set

22 NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors. 22 of today’s most romantic, bewitching titles. Yours for only $0.99.

Prepare to Be Witched with 22 tales of magical and mysterious Paranormal Romance. All one million words of this witchy romance boxed set will leave you spellbound, but this collection won’t last long. This limited edition omnibus is available for a limited time and packed with today’s NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling authors, bringing you nothing but the best of the best in the witch romance genre. With over 100 hours of reading, you’re paying a penny per sixty minutes of enjoyment. Grab this collection today before it’s gone for good!

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Age Group/Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • KoboiBooks



Check out the EXCERPT section below for one line teasers for each story in the set!

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My hair wasn’t the only thing kissed by fire –The Pandora Principle by Noree Cosper

He chuckled. “You’re probably better off without knowing your dad. Mine’s King Jackass.” - The Pandora Principle by Noree Cosper

His words and those lips, oh those lips, were dangerous. Too bad, it was already too late for me.- The Pandora Principle by Noree Cosper

Of all the walks of shames I’d traveled, this had to be the worst. Still, not many could say they’d had a night with a god. -The Pandora Principle by Noree Cosper

Ella Perry is cooking up trouble, and it's raining men. -The Sexy & The Undead by Charity Parkerson

A man with coffee and a kilt holds the key to instant panty removal- The Sexy & The Undead by Charity Parkerson

"I want a normal man," she confessed. "An ordinary man who won't squash my twat."- The Sexy & The Undead by Charity Parkerson

Body, mind, soul. We are dissatisfied until someone feeds all three. - Sand Witch by Poppet


If hands could talk mine would shout dirty filthy sinner. - Sand Witch by Poppet


Fallen angels are more fun, sweetie. - Sand Witch by Poppet


You do know I worship naked, and you will too? - Sand Witch by Poppet


For luck,” she said in that breathless tone that stalled his brain. - Black Magick by J.E. Taylor


“Oops?” His eyebrows rose as his voice challenged her choice of words. - Black Magick by J.E. Taylor


Your parents’ really named you Paige Turner?” he asked with a smirk. - Black Magick by J.E. Taylor


"And yes, I can make the joke about black people always being late because I’m half-black."-The Night by N.R. Larry


I feel electric. I feel electric just standing half-naked in a room with this man.-The Night by N.R. Larry


I feel high. Higher than I’ve ever felt. And at ease. Like I could go against a rabid donkey and kick his ass. -The Night, N.R. Larry


There are some secrets darker than witchcraft. - The Witches of Dark Root by April Aasheim

4 Witchy Sisters. One magical town. The Witches of Dark Root by April Aasheim.

"There are no coincidences." The Witches of Dark Root by April Aasehim

I like my women obedient, docile, & begging for my attention. If you want to live, I'd remember that. Good As Dead by C.P. Mandara

“If I discover she's a witch, when I kill her I’m going to take my time.” 
As Good As Dead by C.P. Mandara

“That’s how you greet a witch, vampire, on your knees, with your head down.”
As Good As Dead by C.P. Mandara

Apples and oranges, cats and dogs, everybody knows witches and immortals don't match. Charmed and Dangerous, Debbie Herbert
His kiss was like soaring to the moon on a purple & silver magic carpet. Charmed & Dangerous, Debbie Herbert

Per Grandma Jo: Ouija boards were a portal to The Other Side, not a toy. Advanced witches only. Charmed & Dangerous, Debbie Herbert

I should've known better than to start a relationship with a guy I had to fight for the blow dryer. Witchy – Susan Stec

Bad little dark witch. Be careful with your cocky attitude and disrespect. I'd hate to show you just what I'm capable of. Witchy – Susan Stec

I want a piece of wood to gnaw on not something to suck on, damn it. Witchy – Susan Stec

Luke swipes the corners of his open mouth with his thumb and index finger—the same thumb he brought me to climax with minutes ago. Witchy – Susan Stec


Have you ever battled a demon, dark witchy? Do you want to step over that line?" Witchy – Susan Stec


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

{Blog Tour} THE GIRL I USED TO BE by April Henry—Guest Post + Giveaway

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The Girl I Used to Be
by April Henry


Fourteen years ago, a three-year-old girl was the only survivor at a horrific murder scene. Now she’s determined to search for the truth—and the killer is even more determined to stop her.

When Olivia’s mother was murdered and her father disappeared, everyone suspected her father had done it. Fast-forward fourteen years. New evidence now proves Olivia’s father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there’s a killer still at large. Can Olivia uncover the truth before the killer tracks her down? 

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Purchase: Amazon • B&N • KoboiBooks • IndieBound

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by April Henry


INSPIRATION

The book was inspired by a real case from the 1980s that took a sudden turn thirty years later after additional human remains were discovered. 

And the book is partly about the girl I used to be.

Although I’m older than Ariel, I, too, grew up in Medford. (And yes, I know she’s fictional.) A big chunk of The Girl I Used to Be was actually written in Medford during visits with my mom. I got to put all the things I love about my home town in that book. The tawny hills that hold the valley like cupped hands. The evergreens that stand like sentinels on the horizon. The historic cemetery I have walked through hundreds of times.

Most of all, I put as much of my mom in that book as I could. Ariel’s neighbor is named Nora. She wears my mom’s clothes, looks like my mom, has heart failure like my mom did, and even has the same old-fashioned turns of phrase: we’re a pair to draw to, I should hope to shout, I could wring your neck, get out of my hair. I even lifted a whole scene nearly verbatim from an encounter we had with some homeless men in the cemetery, one that showed me how differently I saw the world than my mom did.

In the book, neighbor Nora gives Ariel a beautiful button necklace from around her own neck, just like my mom gave me when I told her how much I liked it. That necklace ended up playing an important role in the story, becoming a talismanic object for Ariel (almost as much as it is for me).

When my mom was on hospice in the fall of 2013, I moved home to take care of her. While I was there, I got to read the first few chapters of The Girl I Used to Be to her. I think we both knew I was writing it thinking I might be able to keep part of her in this world.

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I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family. If you've read one of my books, I would love to hear from you. Hearing from readers makes me eager to keep writing.

When I was 12, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He liked it so much he arranged to have it published in an international children's magazine.

My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years are now thankfully a blur. Now I'm very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 13 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have gotten starred reviews, been picked for Booksense, translated into six languages, been named to state reading lists, and short-listed for the Oregon Book Award.

I also review YA literature and mysteries and thrillers for the Oregonian, and have written articles for both The Writer and Writers Digest.

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