Archive | May 2015

Sale: Broken Pearl by Dawn Brower $.99

FBSaleBannerI am excited to announce that for the next four days  Broken Pearl will be on sale for only $.99. That’s a $4 dollar discount. So buy it while you can! Come Tuesday it will be back at $4.99. This is a great opportunity for those that have wanted it, but couldn’t afford the full price tag.

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For those that do not know what Broken Pearl is about her is some more information

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Blurb

The year is 1941 and paradise is a way of life in Hawaii. For Rebecca O’Shea things couldn’t be more perfect.  She has her dream career as a naval nurse, and is in love with the man of her dreams—it seems she has it all.

An empathic gift she’s had all her life starts to grow, showering her with emotions and premonitions that suggest a great darkness is near. Just when she thinks she cannot take anymore her guardian, Joel, arrives to help her.

Rebecca’s life is thrown into chaos when war hits Hawaii’s shore. As the Japanese bomb her home, her gift explodes within her. Loss and pain become her new way of life. She abandons all hope and shuts down her empathic abilities. With bodies littering the hospitals and seas, her calling as a nurse is put to good use, but her heart remains unreachable. Can she find her way out of the blackness and accept her true fate? Or will the prevailing death and destruction of war consume her?

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Excerpt

“Good, I don’t have to come in and wake you up.”

“Don’t be absurd, or creepy. I do have roommates who wouldn’t appreciate your perversions.”

A small chuckle rolled through his lips. “You say it like it’s a bad thing. I promise I don’t have any strange obsessions you need to be concerned with. Everything we do is necessary. You just might not like it much.”

“You are not building a solid reason for me to continue on with this farce. Keep talking, and I will turn back around to go inside. I’ll leave my fate to chance.”

“Bad call, Becs. But it is yours to make. I’m heading out now, if you still want my help than follow me. I have several ideas where you can begin to gain some control over your gift.”

Rebecca wanted to smack him on the head. She doubted the reason she hit him would actually register. No use bothering to do something when it would prove futile. The arrogant jerk did have a bad habit of being right. She did need his help. Hating to admit it aloud, she kept her mouth shut and forced herself to walk after him.

They walked for several minutes until they reached a secluded beach. As she inspected her surroundings, she realized they were standing next to a breathtaking lagoon. There were rocky cliffs with over hanging vegetation on the far end. Red coral creepers twisted in thick green vines across the cliffs. A coral reef skimmed around the edge, separating it into a separate body of water, a clear blue crystal sparkling beneath the bright sun. Orchids, blushing purple and pink, grew along the edge. Their perfume, a sweet and clean aroma, tickled her nose.

“Is that a coral reef? It’s hard to be certain gazing across the lagoon. The water is clear enough, though. I think it is one shining from the bottom. I would love to go swimming in there and see all the underwater structures and sea creatures. I love places like this.” Rebecca stared out across the water with her hand resting on her forehead, shading the sun from her eyes.

“I believe it is. I haven’t had the satisfaction of checking it out myself yet. I chose this place to work because it’s secluded and no one should disturb us.”

Rebecca lowered her hand and glanced at Joel. His gaze seized by the beauty of the paradise before him, his eyes mirroring the color of the water. He shook his head and turned to her. The easy smile once again on his face.

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Cover Reveal Breathless by Jessica Bayliss

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A brush with death brings Leah closer to the ghosts she longs to find and throws her into the arms of the troubled scuba instructor who saves her.

Dale, an Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran, is haunted by his own restless spirits. He’s on a hunt for forgiveness, and the Caribbean Sea is his hunting ground.

The peace they search for lies in the bond they never suspected they shared.

Interview:

1. Share with our readers a little about your book.

“Breathless” is a romantic ghost about a young woman, Leah, who is traveling alone in the British Virgin Islands. The action begins during a scuba dive at a sunken wreck, supposedly haunted, when Leah discovers her oxygen tank is empty. This story is inspired a little bit from my own experience. I actually ran out of air during a dive about two years ago. Obviously, I survived. But, I’ll tell you, it was pretty darned freaky. In Leah’s case, she turns to one of the dive instructors, Dale, an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, to get her back to the surface safely. The shared exhilaration of their experience forges a connection between these two. I bet you can see where this is going …

As the tour group moves from the boat to the beach for an overnight campout, Dale and Leah are drawn to each other. They discover they’re each searching for ghosts, but for very different reasons. Throw in a moonlight hike, a salt pond, a bonfire …

I love a little supernatural with my romance, so I set out to give readers a contemporary, real-world story, with paranormal flair.

It’s up to you to decide if Leah’s and Dale’s ghosts are real.

2. Tell us about yourself and what brought you to writing?

I have a career that is very different from writing, but writing is something I’ve done since I was a kid, although not seriously until 2010. I tried to write my first book in high school, and even got a bunch of chapters done. I have it somewhere in my house. I should dig it out and see how awful it was. I started another one right around the time I began grad school, which took over my life, and I totally forgot about the book. Years later, I got the writing bug back. I found the book I started in grad school, threw out almost all of it, and then finished it a year later. I’ll confess: it was not good, but it was one of the best moments of my life. I wrote my second book the next year while rewriting the first—a task that took three years, and I’m sure an editor would still give me plenty to do on it. Now, I’ve written four novels and a whole slew of short stories, one of which is “Breathless.” In the last five years, I’ve grown so much as a writer, largely from meeting other writers and from practice. I must state: the network I’ve built—these people are incredible. I could never do this without them. We’re there for each other every single day.

3. Do you believe in Bigfoot?

Absolutely not. But we’re Bigfoot fans in our house. My husband, Eric, bought us our very own garden Yeti, complete with a sign, warning everyone to beware. Eric’s Bigfoot impersonation is superb, by the way.Despite my skepticism, one of my future projects will contain a Yeti. My second book is called “Therapist of the Damned,” and it’s about a psychologist who discovers her patients are vampires and all manner of supernatural creatures. I love this concept, although I’m well aware that vampires are a tough sell these days; if I’m never able to get it published, I’ll probably continue to develop the stories, because they’re pure fun. So, one night, over dinner, Eric and I were brainstorming characters for my book.He suggests I add a Yeti to my series, and I’m like, no way. Then, I realize the brilliance of his idea. A yeti in treatment for social phobia! Too perfect. My main character will definitely need a larger couch.

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EXCERPTS:

Short: I’m seventy feet below the Caribbean Sea, and I’m out of air.

MAIN Excerpt:

He breathes with me, using his pace to slow mine. It feels like too much. The stillness. Our breath as one. His touch against my face and unyielding gaze locked onto mine. I want to escape up to safety, but he won’t let me.

All I can do is trust him.

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BIO:

They say write what you know, so Jessica Bayliss did. Her story, “Breathless,” was inspired by her own experience running out of air on a scuba dive—except without all the steamy romance and eerie paranormal happenings. Alas, real life. Obviously, she survived. Her genre-bending fiction holds a little something for everyone. A lover of ghost tales and horror since her days scanning VHS rental shelves–admittedly with eyes half-averted from the gory covers–a touch of the mysterious always finds a home in Jessica’s work. Romance with a dash of supernatural. Horror with a bit of humor. You get the gist. Jessica also writes across age groups and is a firm believer in the motto: there is a new reader born every day, whether young or not-so-youngHer work has been published by Leap Books in the recent young adult anthology, “Beware the Little White Rabbit,” and in Issue 31 of Sanitarium Magazine. She has more stories in her head than she knows what to do with and several pieces in the works at any given time, so be sure to keep an eye out for more from Jessica in the coming months.

Website: https://JessicaBaylissWrites.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Bayliss/402408229917430?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JBaylissWrites

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12159517.Jessica_Bayliss

Cover Reveal Scandalous Intentions by Amanda Mariel

Scandalous Intentions
Amanda Mariel
Pre-Order Date: June 11, 2015
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Publisher: Three Worlds Press
 Lady Sarah wants the freedom granted to men, but her only hope is a notorious rake out to keep his inheritance at any cost. Neither counted on falling in love.
Amanda
Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She
enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods
through her imagination and the written word. Her hobbies include
reading, writing, crocheting, traveling, photography, and spending
time with her family. Some of Amanda Mariel’s favorite places in the
continental U.S. are Harper’s Ferry West Virginia and Sea Brook New
Hampshire. She loves the history that surrounds them and visits every chance she gets.
Amanda
Mariel lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk
food.

Broken Pearl Goodreads Giveaway

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Would you like to win a signed copy of Broken Pearl? Well here’s your chance. Go over to Goodreads and enter the contest. It is running from now until June 30th. I am giving away two signed copies.

Blurb:

The death and destruction of war can destroy even the strongest among us. Will the loss and pain be too much for Rebecca to withstand?
The year is 1941 and paradise is a way of life in Hawaii. For Rebecca O’Shea things couldn’t be more perfect. She has her dream career as a naval nurse, and is in love with the man of her dreams—it seems she has it all.
An empathic gift she’s had all her life starts to grow, showering her with emotions and premonitions that suggest a great darkness is near. Just when she thinks she cannot take anymore her guardian, Joel, arrives to help her.
Rebecca’s life…

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