Monthly Archives: September 2014

Release Day Party In Deep

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We’re happy to celebrate the release day party for contemporary romance “In Deep” today. You can get your copy of the book on Amazon.

We’re also hosting a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate the release. Scroll down to the end of this post to participate!

About The Book

indeepfinalTitle: In Deep

Author: Kella McKinnon

Genre: Contemporary Romance

“I never thought it would go this far… that a man with such terrible secrets would steal my heart and make me want him so much, when his life of danger and lies should have made me want nothing more than to turn and run. I understood him, you see. I knew that beneath all of that money and power, and yes… violence, was a man in desperate need of love. So desperate that he took from me something I wasn’t ready to give: my future.”

Brielle Dalton thought the few months in Vegas she needed to finish her dissertation would also be a chance to have some fun before ‘real life’ took over. But she never counted on meeting Cristos Vicario, the irresistible but troubled owner of the Adagio casino. The attraction was instant and all-consuming, but in the beginning neither knew that their lives had crossed before, and the result had been nothing short of tragedy. By the time Brielle discovers who Cristos really is, and what he has done in a reckless attempt to keep her, it’s too late. She’s already in too deep.

Author Bio

Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself. Though I used to work in Boston in the biotech industry, I’m now loving life on a small farm in New England where my husband and I are raising our three children. Between taking care of chickens and goats and shuttling the kids to dance class and piano lessons, I find the time to pursue my own interest: writing. I relish creating stories and bringing my characters to life on the written page, and each book is a labor of love.

I’m passionate about the romance genre because of the emotional journey a well-written novel can take the reader on, and my goal with each of my books is to do the same for my readers. I would love to hear from you at kellamckinnon.com, or kellamckinnon@yahoo.com.

Links

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Giveaway

There’s a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate the release day party.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

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Book Excerpt from When All Balls Drop

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About The Book

whenallballsdropcoverTitle: When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything

Author: Heidi Siefkas

Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Memoir

The true story of a survivor
who through losing everything,
redefined having it all

Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly “had it all”—until a tree limb in New York’s Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband’s double life.

She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor. She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself. Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all.

Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it’s possible to “look up” in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi’s memoir–rich with hope and humor, inspires anyone who’s had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.

Author Bio

Heidi Siefkas is an author and adventurer. Originally from small-town Wisconsin, she lives in Kauai and also calls the Midwest and South Florida home. Heidi is currently crafting a sequel to this memoir, embracing both her wanderlust and love of writing by documenting her many travels. You can connect with Heidi at www.heidisiefkas.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Links

Website: http://www.heidisiefkas.com

Twitter: @HeidiSiefkas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiNSiefkas?ref=hl

Giveaway

There is a tour-wide giveaway for 5 paperback copies (US only). Contest will end on September 26, and winners will be announced on September 27. Additionally readers who sign up via the author’s mailing list, will get a free excerpt of the book.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

Book Excerpt

Where’s Even an Ounce of Independence?

After an entire week in the hospital, the following day was like a coming-of-age event. I was set for two biggies: a bath and a bowel movement. The head nurse who had removed the catheter the day before said, “Sweetie, you have to go number two once before you can be discharged.” Before placing a measuring pan in the commode, she held it in my line of sight, saying, “This is to monitor your progress.”

I looked at the container, which looked like a large upside down hat, and then at her with a skeptical grimace and asked, “Can you bring me some apple pie?” I felt like I was betraying my mom’s Cortland apple variety, but I knew I hadn’t eaten enough to poop. And I wanted out badly. So she said, “Sure.” Under normal circumstances, I would have asked for cheddar cheese on top, but I didn’t, not wanting to get more plugged up than I already was. I loved cheese, but not that much!

Then she brought out a washing pan with warm, soapy water and a washcloth. Time for my first sponge bath. I had envisioned a sponge bath much differently in my fantasies—not with a random nurse or in a hospital bed but with a sexy partner and the Dirty Dancing soundtrack playing, dozens of candles lit, and even a bottle of champagne.

 

Book Excerpt Spring Blessings Tour

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About the Book

BookCoverImageTitle: Spring Blessings

Author: S.C. Houff

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Asher Stone didn’t want to be a hero. After spending two years recovering from an isolating drug habit, his life was getting on track. He had a girlfriend who he loved very much. He was holding down a job and had a repaired relationship with his mother. One day, Asher was attacked by a manticore that escaped the clutches an order of magi and his world gets turned upside down. Now, Asher is dealing with old temptations and new problems and a destiny that he has to embrace or the fate of the world will crash down on him. The only thing Asher can hope is that Blessings and Hope do spring eternal in this first book in a series.

Author Bio

             315439_10100462943504723_608551138_n   S.C. Houff was born in the backwoods of Southwestern Virginia to a small town lawyer and a recovering radical.  She has been a telemarketer, a part-time educator and occasional bodyguard but now is working on writing.  She has started working on her very first novel which is fun for everyone.  When she is not writing she’s perusing her other love which is history.  She also is an avid fan all things nerdy and fun.

                While she’s not received any accolades for her writing, S.C. Houff is a two time Geography B champion.

Links

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https://www.facebook.com/doapropaganda
https://twitter.com/Citizen_artzen
http://cahircus.wordpress.com/

Book Excerpt

“Thank you, thank you. Now for my next trick I…” Iggy suddenly got quiet. His ink spot eyes searched the crowd of generic faces excitedly. His eyes grew wider as an all too familar smell hit his nose. His smile grew more manic as recognition set in.

“Show’s over. Go home. Asher! Asher! Asher! Asher!”

There was a blur of pink and punk. Then, there was a fleshy thud. The next thing Asher knew, he found himself on the hard asphalt. His eyes stared up at the cold spring sky. Asher let out a grunt as he suppressed a pain riddled grimace. Iggy layed on top of Asher as he clung to

Asher’s fractured frame. Asher sighed as Iggy buried his face into Asher’s chest. He purred happily.

“I missed you!” Iggy squealed happily. “I knew that you’d come back to me.”

“Hey, Iggy.” Said Asher with strained breathlessness. “Mind getting off my chest?”

Iggy looked down as his face fell following his eyes. Begrudgingly, he pulled himself off Asher as he stood up. After several minutes of struggle, Asher weakly got to his feet. He cringed as his weight settled in his shoes. Things inside him didn’t feel right. He wondered if it could be possible that Iggy had broken a fourth rib. Iggy looked at him brightly. Mischief danced in his eyes as he inspected him.

“Man, Asher,” Said Iggy. “you look like you’ve been ,mauled by a manticore.”

“What?” Asher felt a burning sensation in the center of his left temple. He’d felt this scarring pain before this moment. It was a side effect knowing Iggy. Iggy’s weird tangents made Asher’s head hurt.

“It’s something my grandmother used to say to me.” Explained Iggy. “She’d say ‘Shit, son. You look like you’ve been mauled by a manticore’.”

“Your grandmother said a lot of weird things.” Said Asher.

“Well, she did take a lot of drugs.” Conceded Iggy. He smiled excitedly at Asher again. He threw his arms around Asher’s neck pulling him into a tight hug. “I’ve never been so happy. Asher, I love you!”

Asher coughed nervously at Iggy’s words. People walked past them in painful slow motion. It was true. In his own way, Iggy had always loved Asher. He also had no qualms of showing it in the most physical way possible, regardless of the setting. In spite of being used to this, Asher was still very uncomfortable with the public display. A feeling that grew as he felt judgmental eyes penetrate their embrace. Asher patted Iggy’s back with a complicated sigh.