Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan #Release Blitz

About the Book

 

Title: The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan
Author: Steve Wiley
Genre: Fantasy
“Did you know most anything that matters in this city was built by magic before it was built by men? Of course you didn’t. This city is different from other cities. The true history of it is unpublished. Lucky for you, I know it all by heart.”
~ Francesca Finnegan
In Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side of the city. On that train, you’ll find a house-cat conductor, an alcoholic elf, a queen of the last city farm, the most curious wind, and an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan.
When we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when Francesca invited him aboard the secret L for an adventure though the East Side. The night was a mad epic, complete with gravity-defying first kisses, mermaid overdoses, and princess rescues. Unfortunately for Rich, the night ended like one of those elusive dreams forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Rich is all grown up and out of childish adventures, an adult whose life is on the verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save him.

Author Bio

Steve is a father, husband, uncle, brother, friend, and purveyor of fairy stories. He grew up in and around Chicagoland, where he still lives with his wife and two kids. He has been published in an array of strange and serious places, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., to Crannóg magazine in Galway, Ireland. This is his first book. He has an undergraduate degree in something he has forgotten from Illinois State University and a graduate degree in something equally forgotten from DePaul University. You can email Steve at Lavenderlinepress@gmail.com, or visit thewileymancan on Instagram.

Illustrator Bio

Chris is an artist who studied at Columbia College Chicago. He is a Chicago native and has lived here all his life. Chris’s paintings have been showcased in many local galleries and beyond. When he feels like it, he travels elsewhere to find inspiration. You can reach him at Chris.cihon@gmail.com, or visit _ccihon on Instagram.

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Forfeit by Lydia Michaels & Allyson Young Blitz and #Giveaway


Forfeit
Allyson Young & Lydia Michaels
(Degrees of Separation Trilogy, #1)
Publication date: February 28th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
The debut novel of a masterfully emotional, high stakes trilogy that will have readers forfeiting tradition to gamble with love…
December and Austin have a traditional, storybook marriage complete with defined roles. Married young, they’ve shared nearly a decade of passion and love. December’s submissive nature is perfectly suited for her husband’s authoritative, yet adoring personality and he seamlessly holds the indisputable role of head of the household.
But Austin harbors secrets, and the pressure of losing his job makes those festering skeletons impossible to ignore.
Turning to alcohol instead of his wife, Austin finally drives December into the arms of their closest friend, Cord, despite her intense loyalty. Cord has loved December since the day they met. His moral compass is challenged and lines are blurred when Austin steps aside and insists Cord take his place.
Forfeiting all, Austin must face a harsh truth. Take control of his life, or forever lose the woman he loves.
WARNING: This book contains subject matter suitable for mature reading audiences. Some content may be offensive to sensitive readers. Degrees of Separation is a ménage trilogy with many emotionally graphic encounters and challenging situations that break the rules of traditional romance.
EXCERPT:
She’d kept their home with equal pride, in a dated dynamic they both revered because it worked—until he lost his job.
With a shudder, she faced the present. Now Austin did nothing. No longer did she need to worry about being available to him, because he showed no interest in her, sexually or otherwise, not even in regard to her safety.
Something neglected and desolate snapped inside of her. Pressure built behind her eyes. The weight on her shoulders transcended to pressure in her chest. Unable to hold it all inside, she burst into tears.
“Hey, hey, hey, why are you crying? Shit.” Cord stood, clearly uncomfortable with her show of emotion. “Is it your head?”
He paced, searching for something in the kitchen, clattering objects across the counter, and returning with a paper towel and his keys. “I’ll take you to the clinic. Here, blow your nose. Stuff’s dripping out.”
She snagged the rough paper and blew. “I’m sorry,” she sobbed. “It’s just… He… The car… How many beer cans will I clean up tomorrow? It’s so quiet all the time. Mrs. Fields is a bitch! We have no fuel! The wood doesn’t burn right, because we used up all our seasoned supply. My toes are always fucking numb! And now my tires are bald…” The last of her tirade came out in a wail.
As she blubbered, muttering half thoughts and nonsense an outsider wouldn’t understand, she struggled to get her emotions under control. Reeling in her hiccups and sobs, she apologized for her outburst as Cord’s face morphed into utter panic.
She wiped her sleeve under her nose and sniffled. She was tougher than this and it surely was not the time or the place for a breakdown.
When she focused on his expression again, a wet laugh squeaked out. Poor guy. His eyes were wide with horror. She sniffed and repeated her apology, “Sorry. I’m just a little overwhelmed.”
Unblinking, he watched her cautiously. “Was that some sort of female exorcism? I didn’t understand a word you said, but you should know that’s my last napkin. After that, all I can offer you is a coffee filter.”


Author Bio:
Allyson lives in cottage country, Manitoba, Canada with her husband of many years and numerous pets. She has written for many years and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one. She has now published three series and several stand alones in contemporary, sci fi, fantasy and suspense genres. Allyson will write until whatever is inside is satisfied, until the heroes man up and the heroines get what they deserves. Love isn’t always sweet, and Allyson favours the darker side of romance.
Lydia Michaels is the award winning author of 30 romance novels. Her novels from the darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy were iBooks Bestsellers and her work has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Happenings Magazine two years running [2015 & 2016]. She is a four time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award. Her books are intellectual, emotional, haunting, always centered around love.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Burning Fate by Claire Luana (Moonburner, #0.5)

Burning Fate
by Claire Luana


Series: Moonburner - Book 0.5
Publisher: Claire Luana; 1 edition (June 12, 2016)
Publication Date: June 12, 2016
Genre: YA fantasy
Print Length: 113 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

A forbidden love. A sister's jealousy. Two countries on the brink of war.

One woman forced to choose between the man and the nation that she loves. Can she find a way to save them both?

Azura, heir to the throne of Miina, is resigned to her fate. She must marry her mortal enemy in the hopes of ending a centuries long war. But when a handsome and enticing stranger appears on the horizon, she is swept up in an illicit but undeniable romance.

When a false accusation puts her new love’s head on the chopping block, Azura must give up all she knows in a daring and desperate plot to save him.

  
 Burning Fate by Claire Luana (Moonburner, #0.5)

Burning Fate (Moonburner, #0.5)As war looms on the horizon between the moonburners and the sunburners, a political arrangement has been made. Princess Azura must marry her enemy’s king. For love of her country and duty to the crown, she has resigned herself to her fate and never knowing what real love is. And then she saw him. Handsome, kind and everything her heart has longed for. Takeo is the man of her dreams and together they share a brief, forbidden romance. Until…

…the jealousy of her younger sister turns what they have into a nightmare that could cost Takeo his life and shred Azura’s very soul. Falsely accused, Takeo is a doomed man and Azura must choose between her country and the man she loves. No matter what she chooses, her life will never be the same, again.

Claire Luana’s BURNING FATE is a tale of love, jealousy, cruelty and choices. It is a tale of things one does for love and honor. Ms. Luana builds a magical world of sweet love, sours it with the bitterness of selfish jealousy and lies, then finds a silver lining only young lovers could share. Wonderful characters, from those with honor, those with loyalty and those embittered by life. A hidden gem that shines in the fantasy world!




The Reverse of Perfection by Christi Barth

The Reverse of Perfection
by Christi Barth


Series: Bad Decisions - Book 2
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Publisher: Christi Barth
Genre: NA Romance
Print Length: 120 pages



Dylan Royce, ex-teen pop star, needs a sexy image makeover. His first adult solo album came out under his perfect, white-washed persona and tanked. Joining a band equally famous for their music and their between-the-sheets escapades is only the start. He needs to get raunchy. Sleep with a different girl every night. But there’s only one woman he wants, and she still sees him as a goody two-shoes boy-bander.

Ariel Watson is the publicist in charge of turning Dylan into the sex-god every woman dreams of doing. Frankly, she doesn’t see the appeal. Until one hot kiss changes her mind. Now she wants to keep him for herself--without losing her job. Or losing Dylan the legions of drooling fans she’s supposed to be building for him.

Turning bad got Dylan the woman of his dreams. But how will he choose between her...or his career catapulting him back to superstar status?

 
The Reverse of Perfection by Christi Barth

The Reverse of Perfection (Bad Decisions, #2)Dylan Royce, Boy Band star is pigeon-holed with a youthful, snowy white persona, it’s hard to convince the world that he is all grown up and ready to act it. Now comes the tough part, turning the squeaky clean crooner into a sexy, bad boy. Enter publicist Ariel Watson, sister to the record label’s owner, woman on a mission to be independent, a mover and a brand guru. As she sets to work, creating a man out of the boy, she finds she is in danger of becoming his number one fan!

As Dylan rolls with the screaming females, the sexual overtones and the drooling fans, he find he only has eyes for Ariel, but if she is to succeed, she must corral the ladies and toss Dylan into their lust-filled arms. Will she be so good at her job that she and Dylan can never be? Is it possible to have what your heart most desires AND create a sex – god legend? Do either of them really want that?

Christi Barth’s THE REVERSE OF PERFECTION is proof that one must be true to one’s heart and one’s destiny, no matter where it takes you. Ms. Barth didn’t need a lot of pages to create a tale of love, filled with enchanting characters and lessons learned, because we all want to believe in making the right choices if life and love.




The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang

The Pharaoh's Cat
by Maria Luisa Lang

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: November 28, 2016
Publisher: Maria Luisa Lang
Genre: Historical comedic fantasy
Print Length: 186 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 


The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death.

The cat becomes the Pharaoh’s constant companion and, at the royal palace and on a tour of Egypt, participates in the festivities, developing an insatiable appetite for good food, wine, and gossip. Gradually, he renews the Pharaoh’s ability to enjoy life and inspires him to become a stronger leader. The bond of selfless love they share will change Egypt’s destiny.

The cat has a good friend in the High Priest of the god Amun-Ra and seeks his help in solving the mystery of his human powers and the supernatural manifestations that plague him. He has a mortal enemy in the Vizier—the second most powerful man in Egypt--who hates him for his close relationship with the Pharaoh. The Vizier’s persecution of the cat ultimately results in his fleeing with the High Priest to present-day New York City, where they find an ally in an Egyptologist’s daughter.

 
The Pharaoh's Cat by Maria Luisa Lang

The Pharaoh's CatSee ancient Egypt through the eyes of a magical cat, not your usual trek through history! Meet Wrappa-Hamen, transformed by magic, able to walk upright and speak and now the favorite pet of the great Pharaoh, Maat Ba and great friend of the powerful high priest. All is not catnip and fish though, he also has a bitter enemy, the Pharaoh’s uncle, and Vizier. This is Wrappa-Hamen’s “tail” told by him, as he gives full disclosure of his life and little mishaps, as well as his love for those around him.

Quirky, heart-warming and filled with both danger and misadventures, Maria Luis Lang has penned a gem of a tale that will bring a terrific escape when nothing less than pure humor and fun will do! From farting, blow up hippos to magical boats, Wrappa-Hamen is the perfect guide!

THE PHARAOH’S CAT is a delightful journey among the ancients with a magical and joyous ending that will leave you smiling! Who knew Egypt could be so light hearted and fun?

I received this copy from Maria Luisa Lang in exchange for my honest review.



The Piper’s Price by Audrey Greathouse Blitz and #Giveaway


The Piper’s Price
Audrey Greathouse
(The Neverland Wars #2)
Published by: Clean Reads Publishing
Publication date: February 21st 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult
Peter is plotting his retaliation against the latest bombing. Neverland needs an army, and Peter Pan is certain children will join him once they know what is at stake. The lost boys and girls are planning an invasion in suburbia to recruit, but in order to deliver their message, they will need the help of an old and dangerous associate—the infamous Pied Piper.
Hunting him down will require a spy in in the real world, and Gwen soon finds herself in charge of locating the Piper and cutting an uncertain deal with him. She isn’t sure if Peter trusts her that much, or if he’s just trying to keep her away from him in Neverland. Are they friends, or just allies? But Peter might not even matter now that she’s nearly home and meeting with Jay again.
The Piper isn’t the only one hiding from the adults’ war on magic though, and when Gwen goes back to reality, she’ll have to confront one of Peter’s oldest friends… and one of his earliest enemies.
EXCERPT:
They found the forest’s hiking trail moments before breaking the tree line. “Where are we going, Peter?” He was heading toward a mobile home community next to the state park.
He continued to walk with confidence. His usual cocky stride looked surprisingly like the swagger of an ordinary teenage boy. “My friend lives here. Don’t worry. Don’t look like such a stranger here.”
She didn’t want to appear conspicuous, but Gwen was too baffled to help it. The unkempt lawns were boxed in by chain-link fences covered in varying degrees of rust. They passed a lawn littered with bicycles; on the other side of the gravel street, two different cars were parked on the lawn, clearly non-functional. Satellite dishes were on every trailer home. Despite all being painted differently, the track housing still managed to present a uniformity of depressing color.
Multiple houses had motorcycles out front or a dog milling around their yard. When she and Peter passed a pack of Rottweilers, the dogs ran up to the fence and began snarling until all the other dogs in the neighborhood were barking too. “Ignore it,” Peter advised her.
She was scared. This was not the sort of place she ever expected to visit with Peter. She didn’t trust his ability to protect her here. This wasn’t his world, but it wasn’t hers either. They were both out of their element. Peter just didn’t have the sense to realize it.
Winding down the gravel road, Gwen matched Peter’s pace almost step for step. They approached a blue-and-grey house. Like the others, it had wooden latticework around the bottom to help obscure the fact it didn’t have a foundation in the ground. The square house reminded Gwen of how she would take shoeboxes and try to turn them into homes for her dolls by decorating them. It was hard to fathom that she was walking up the plastic steps of the porch to knock on the door.
She waited, feeling her heartbeat in her throat, her toes, and everywhere besides her chest. Even the predictable noise of the door opening startled her.
A woman with a long, black braid and beige cardigan stood in the doorway. Gwen looked up at her, and then watched as the sharp features of her dark face dissolved into unadulterated shock.
“Peter?”
The startled woman ushered them in. She was just as uncomfortable with their presence in the trailer park as Gwen. Once inside, they stood in a living room full of old furniture, facing a kitchen with old electric appliances. There was no unity or romance to the orange recliner, chipped mixing bowl, off-white blender, dull toaster, and sunken couch. It was a bunch of old stuff that looked like it represented several decades of objects abandoned at Goodwill. The chingadera and bric-a-brac wasn’t any more cohesive: porcelain angles, an antique pot, a vase full of bird feathers, and a stopped clock made the place confusing and strange in the same way her grandmother’s house had been.
“What are you doing here?” she hissed, pulling her cardigan close and tossing her thick braid over her shoulder and out of her way. She had a shapeless housedress underneath the beige sweater, and a pair of black leggings insulating her legs as she stomped around, heavy-footed in her leather slippers. She looked comfortable, except for the unexpected guests who were putting her so ill at ease. “You shouldn’t be here.”
“I need your help,” Peter said.
“They’re still keeping tabs on me.”
“That’s why I came in disguise.”
“You’re being irresponsible. You’re jeopardizing us both, and Neverland to boot.”
“I took all the right precautions. This is important.” Hollyhock and Foxglove wrestled their way out of the pixie purse and came twinkling out now that they knew they were safely inside.
“You brought fairies here?” she exclaimed. She leaned down and grabbed a hold of his arm, forcing him to look her dead in her dark eyes. Gwen wanted to leave. This wasn’t a friend, not anymore. This was a grown-up, and unlike Antoine the aviator, she was not amused with Peter’s wartime antics.
“What happens if they figure it out and come to question me?”
Peter scoffed. “You won’t tell them.”
“What if they threaten to arrest me? They could put me away forever until I told them what they needed to know, and nobody here would stop them.”
Peter broke free of her hold with ease; she wasn’t actually trying to restrain him. “Preposterous,” he declared. “If they did that, you would sit, stone-faced and silent in your cell until they all died.”
“What if they beat me?”
“You’d take the blows as though you were made of rock, and you would not speak.” Peter seemed to disregard the question.
“What if they tortured me and stuck blades under my nails?” she demanded.
“Then you would not even scream, but stay silent as a stone!” Peter insisted, hopping up onto a wooden kitchen chair at her dining table, looking down at the woman.
“What if they bring knives and cut off my fingers, one at a time, until I told them how to find you?”
Peter yelled right back, “Then you would steal their knives and scalp them all like the redskin princess you are!”
Her anger slunk off her face and out of her shoulders. She shook her head, frowning as a sad laugh escaped her. She clung to her sweater, blinking back tears, until, at last, she flung her arms around Peter. Still on the chair, he had to bend down to return the embrace.
“Oh, Peter,” she muttered, unaware of the tears slipping off her smiling face. “Oh, Peter.”
“It’s good to see you, Tiger Lily.”


Author Bio:
Audrey Greathouse is a lost child in a perpetual and footloose quest for her own post-adolescent Neverland. Originally from Seattle, she earned her English B.A. from Southern New Hampshire University's online program while backpacking around the west coast and pretending to be a student at Stanford. A pianist, circus artist, fire-eater, street mime, swing dancer, and novelist, Audrey wears many hats wherever she is. She has grand hopes for the future which include publishing more books and owning a crockpot. You can find her at audreygreathouse.com.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Planetfall by L.E. Howel (Planetfall #1)

Planetfall
by L.E. Howel


Series: Planetfall - Book 1
Publication Date: February 22, 2014
Publisher: L.E. Howel
Genre: Science Fiction
Print Length: 360 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
 You can never go home. That had always been understood, so when Major Thomas Birch and his bedraggled crew limped back hundreds of years later it was clear that something had gone wrong.

Stumbling from a failed past into an uncertain future the crew of the Hypnos III find that sometimes the only thing worse than what you run from is the thing you run to.

  
Planetfall by L.E. Howel (Planetfall #1) 

Planetfall (Planetfall, #1)It is said you can never go home, and for several brave men and women who take to space, knowing they will never see their loved ones or their home planet again, this adage proves far too true, but not in the way they imagined. Sent as part of a mission to build a new colony on another planet, the members of the Hypnos III meet with failure and after years in a frozen stasis Major Thomas Birch gives the order to head back to a future Earth that far surpasses their worst nightmares and it all started with their re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere.

Life as they knew it is gone, cities are ruined hulks standing like sentries over the dead, giving up no secrets to reveal the devastation that occurred. The planet has been decimated by two factions, the government, a weak power that uses divisiveness and might in a losing battle against a feral group of militants who oppose everything the government stands for. Coming “home” as strangers, as part of a past long forgotten, these brave men and women will fight for their lives against all odds, only to wonder if they are fighting on the right side or if they are being used as pawns in a game where nobody wins.

L.E. Howel’s PLANETFALL depicts a bleak and terrifying future for the planet Earth as humanity once again, turns a world willing to give its all for their existence into a squirming cesspool of war and death. I felt I was part of the science fiction of days gone by, where the unknowns of the future play out with deadly abandon and our heroes are like dinosaurs in a land they no longer belong to with only their own keen sense of survival and ingenuity can keep them alive. Will they find their place in this new society or will they welcome the possible death that awaits them in the shadows?

Pure science fiction at its best! No over the top monsters, machines or heroes, only people with grit, the will to survive and a quest for the truth, hard to think those traits could be lost in the world they have come home to. Start to finish, engaging, riveting and fast-paced reading that peaks the imagination!

I received this copy from L.E. Howel in exchange for my honest review.



Her True Match by Paige Tyler (X-Ops, 6)

Her True Match
by Paige Tyler

My rating: 4 stars

Series: X-Ops - Book 6
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 7, 2017)
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 352 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

After a long game of cat-and-mouse

Feline shifter Dreya Clark picks the wrong penthouse to rob and ends up arrested by sexy detective Braden Hayes. But Braden isn’t the only one who’s been watching the cat burglar. Agents from the Department of Covert Operations swoop in to offer her a deal. If she wants to stay out of jail, she’ll have to work with them—and pair up with the hot cop. Great.

Danger throws this unlikely pair together

Braden isn’t thrilled about the DCO meddling in his investigation. He’s been chasing Dreya for years. Thrown together on a dangerous covert mission, fur flies and temperatures flare. But when danger closes in on them, their game of cat and mouse turns deadly-serious, and they’ll have to rely on each other to make it out alive

Her True Match by Paige Tyler (X-Ops, 6)

Her True Match (X-Ops, #6)Dreya has gone from professional cat burglar to feline secret agent in a mere 24 hours. Just when detective Braden Hayes thinks he has finally caught his beautiful burglar red-handed, with the goods and on tape, in waltz the Feds to snap Dreya up and take her away under suspicious circumstances. NOT HAPPENING on Braden’s watch, so he does the one thing that goes against all of the rules, he follows them and gets himself caught up in a world of black ops, shifters and dastardly science experiments.

Meanwhile, Dreya must decide to show Braden who and what she really is and hope she won’t disgust him or take back the friendship they are sharing. As they danger mounts, the chemistry boils over as Braden finds he likes his “woman” on the wild side. What will that mean for them? What does it mean for Braden’s career? Will Dreya switch teams and bat for law and order or will she slink back into the shadows of a life of crime? If not, will they give a whole new meaning to the Dynamic Duo?

Looks like Dreya has met HER TRUE MATCH in Braden. Author Paige Tyler has another suspenseful and sexy hot tale on her hands that could leave readers panting for more. Easy flowing, quick reading, it never gets too heavy, but always keeps readers glued to each page.

I received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.


Jennifer DiGiovanni's MY CLUELESS BROKEN HEART is FREE TODAY!

 
Title: My Clueless Broken Heart
Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni
Genre: YA Romance
Becca Thornton is clueless when it comes to love. Why else would she break up with Will Gamen, a boy at the top of the hottie short list for every other girl?
Because, if she’s being totally honest, Becca will admit the truth. Her heart belongs to someone else. For as long as she can remember, Travis Brennen has been unavailable. When Travis unexpectedly rolls back into town, Becca realizes for the first time that her feelings for him might be mutual. But Travis and Becca come from what he calls “different circumstances.” Becca’s parents are world-famous scientists and Travis’s dad is the caretaker on the Thornton family’s estate. Still, Becca can’t change the way she feels about him, no matter how hard her parents try to keep them apart. She’ll just need to find a way to prove to her parents that Travis isn’t the guy they’ve always assumed him to be. Becca’s earned the right to grow up, make her own choices, and fall in love, even if she ends up with a broken heart.

Get the book for free on Amazon today!

Author Bio

Jennifer DiGiovanni is a freelance writer and YA author of the School Dayz series. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, working on home design projects, or trying to meet the daily goals on her Fitbit. She also likes to try new sports and activities, from archery to ballroom dancing, with varying degrees of success.
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A.J. Nuest's DIRTY DEEDS Tour & Giveaway



DIRTY DEEDS

by AJ Nuest


Genre: Romantic Suspense


Pub Date: 1/31/2017







An Eye for an Eye
As owner of Dirty Deeds, a tech-savvy company specializing in the age-old art of revenge, Eden Smith knows first-hand that secrecy is critical. But when a dead body washes up on the shores of Lake Michigan clutching her business card, Eden’s well-constructed world begins to fall apart. Apparently, she’s not the only one with a passion for payback, and staying alive to outsmart a killer has become her most important job of all.

A Game for a Game
Hardened homicide detective Kelly Riordan is convinced Eden Smith is hiding more than she’s willing to admit. Years on the force have taught him that nothing is what it seems, and that couldn’t be truer than when it comes to investigating the alluring owner of a revenge-for-hire business. But revealing her past could put everything Eden has worked for in jeopardy. And trusting a man like Riordan goes against the very instincts that have kept her alive this long.




 

Multi-published, award-winning author and editor AJ Nuest resides in Northwest Indiana with her loving husband, two beautiful children, and a bevy of spoiled pets. Her four-part serial fantasy romance, The Golden Key Chronicles, was recently named the RONE Time Travel Romance of 2015 by InD’tale Magazine, and her contemporary romantic comedy, She’s Got Dibs, won First Place in the Heartland Romance Author’s Show Me the Spark! Contest, 2013. For more please visit her at ajnuest.com.



Detecting Magic Book Tour & #Giveaway


Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter:
The Mort des Hommes Files
by A. Jarrell Hayes
Genre: Paranormal Crime Mystery

What begins as a routine missing person case for Seattle's best private investigator, Dick Hunter, turns into a personal vendetta against a cruel murderer. The murderer, Mort des Hommes, happens to be a hell spawn possessing powerful magic.
In order to solve the case and avenge a death, Dick Hunter has to take a crash course in magic from the angelic Amie, and gather magical animal familiars in order to battle and defeat Mort des Hommes.
** free on Kindle during the days of 2/21 – 2/25 !!**


Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter:
The Demonic Dozen 


Detective Dick Hunter is back!
Dick and comrades defeated Wicked Jinn Mort des Hommes in a climatic battle at the Gates of Hades. Though stopped of his ultimate goal of world domination, Mort was able to release twelve demons into the world--and Dick Hunter blames himself.
To put an end to the demonic threat, Dick Hunter and Amie--a former Pleasant Jinn and Dick's current lover--accompany an old friend, Pleasant Jinn Guy, across the country on a demon hunting spree. More action, adventure and wisecracks await in the next installment in the genre-bending, fourth-wall-breaking Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter series.
**Releases March 7th, 2017!**



Person. Storyteller. Work-in-progress. A. Jarrell Hayes began writing at a young age; his first books being handwritten and illustrated stories similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure titles he loved. In 2004 he published his first two "official" books, Heart and Soul of a Thinker (poetry) and Crowning of the Good King (fantasy). Since then, he has written seven poetry collections, four fantasy novels, three short story collections and a handful of chapbooks. His work has appeared in over 20 publications, online and in print. His visual art has been on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and the Eubie Blake Jazz and Cultural Center in Baltimore. He began publishing poetry under the name A. J. Hayes in 2013. A list of his published works is available here.
In 2013 he founded a small publishing press called Hidden Clearing Books, LLC (now closed). He has judged contests for the aforementioned press and for the Maryland Writer's Association. He is a freelance editor and book consultant (hire him here).

He currently lives in Maryland. He invites you to subscribe to his free eNewsletter and contribute to his Patreon.



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