Today is the cover reveal for Follow the Music by L.C. Ireland. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. Follow the Music (The Collective #1) By L.C. Ireland Genre: Fantasy Age category: Middle Grade Release Date: March 7, 2017
Blurb: Ama is a talented, young musician whose life is changed forever when she is kidnapped by bandits and wounded so badly that she loses her hearing. Far from home and newly deafened, Ama discovers that the music she has been learning all her life possesses hidden powers. The music may even be powerful enough to guide Ama home … if she can learn to listen without hearing.
Excerpt: Ama tried to hear. She tried to hear the words spoken by the girl with the honey-brown eyes, who held out her hands to push her back down when she tried to sit up. She tried to hear her own ragged breaths as panic welled inside her. She strained to hear the music that had accompanied and defined every moment of her life. But she heard nothing. Nothing. And that’s when Ama knew, absolutely knew, that she wasn’t dead. Because Ama’s mother had always told her that Heaven was made of music. And this strange place was nothing but silence. The quiet was so loud that Ama wondered if sound had ever existed. She couldn’t even hear herself scream.
About the Author: Leslie Colleen “L.C.” Ireland is an Arts Specialist in Ogden, Utah. By day she works as an educator and arts advocate for two elementary schools. By night, she writes plays and novels. You can find and contact L.C. Ireland here: - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Goodreads - Amazon Giveaway There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the cover reveal of Follow the Music. One winner will win an e-copy of Follow the Music by L.C. Ireland. Open International. For a chance to win, enter the giveaway below: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Title: Sweet Venom Author: Kirsty-Anne Still Release Date: Feb 28, 2017 Add to TBR
There are two sides to every story.
Until there are three.
And ours isn't for the faint of hearts.
SWEET VENOM is a crazy in love novel set in three point of views - crazy, crazier and craziest. This is a love triangle that is not made for those looking for an easy love story or an obvious end.
If I were you, I'd be careful who you fall for.
This is STANDALONE.
Meant for mature readers due to murder, violence and sex.
Author, graphic designer, book worm, peppermint tea obsessive.
Kirsty-Anne stumbled across her love for writing as she started university. Over the last couple of years she's found the style of writing that best defines her and her work. Her favourite genres to write are romantic suspense with dark themes, but loves to push her boundaries.
Maria De La Torre is a survivor. Her life has not been paved with streets of gold…but with blood and sacrifice. She may have been there for her soul sister in the Trinity Trilogy but this story is about her life. The life she chooses. The same life someone from her past is trying to take away.
Elijah is the last man in the entire world Maria should be with. He’s a dark, gritty, lawless bounty hunter—the exact opposite of the man she loved and lost, the man who gave up everything for her. Only Elijah is not the type of guy to back down. He’s used to getting what he wants and he’s set his sights on the raven-haired seductress.
Time is not on Maria and Elijah’s side. There’s a new threat to the soul sister, one Maria never thought she’d have to face again. And this time, the stakes are life and death.
Maria quickly learns that the things she wants most in this lifetime may just be the things that have the power to destroy her.
Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your ereader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, Falling Series, and the Trinity Trilogy.
She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.
Review: Euphoria - Book #1 The Thornfield Affair - Amity Cross - October 2016
When I think about my favorite
classic novels, one of the top two on my
list includes Jane Eyre. Though many people are more Austen favored, I tend to go towards the Bronte
sisters. As soon as I saw that Amity Cross had released a series based loosely
on the tale of Jane Eyre, I knew I had to read it,
and it was going to be moved near the top
of my list. While on holiday leave, I decided to catch up on some series that I
had meant to read, and Euphoria was on that list. Euphoria starts with us being introduced to Jane Doe - a young girl
whose family were killed in a car crash and she was sent to live with an uncle.
Jane never knew her last name and became a Doe - a nobody. Making her way up in
the world and being an independent, she
gets a job at Thornfield which is a family manor turned hotel. It is her job to
help bring in the customers and tourists by coming up with ideas to draw them
in. One day Jane is out walking when she is nearly hit by a motorcycle on the
country road. The guy despite stunning is quite rude,
and Jane is taken aback and keeps her strength biting back with her wit. It turns out that the mysterious guy is Mr.
Edward Rochester - owner of Thornfield and her new boss. One thing leads to
another as fans of the original Jane Eyre will know as Edward and Jane start a
secret relationship beginning with banter and eventually leading to more.
Euphoria follows the same storyline in a
way as Jane Eyre with the meeting of Mr. Rochester's wealthy friends, her fight for his attraction over the
gorgeous and rich women that fawn over Edward to the mysterious noises which at
this stage Jane thinks are her overactive imagination or the strange housemaid
Grace Poole. Euphoria ends on the cliffhanger of Jane leaving as she has a
moment of realization that maybe her life
is too different from Edward's and that in this case,
the pair of them will never be able to work together and love one another the
way ones who in love should.
Fans of Jane Eyre will not want to miss The
Thornfield Affair series by Amity Cross, starting with Book #1 Euphoria.
Review: Lust is the Thorn - Jen McLaughlin - April 2016
Growing up Thorn McKinney didn't have the greatest of lives as his mom
was constantly in and out of jail cells and his family became his best friends
Mikey and his little sister Rose Gallagher. Drugs and Alcohol were a common
thing in both of their lives until one night,there was a car accident, and they were both wasted. Mikey died that night, and Thorn lived. From that night, Thorn vowed to change his ways and
decided to dedicate his life to the Catholic church and become a priest. That
way he could save others as he had been and finally one day he might be able to
be forgiven for that night. Now years
later, Thorn is still at the seminary and though he could graduate and become a
priest he still has to take his vows. He just keeps putting them off as he
considers himself not ready. One night, he is
called as Rose's next of kin. Rose has been
attacked. Thorn discovers what Rose has been doing and feels guilty he
didn't protect her as he should have been and what he promised to Mikey. With
the help of his mentor, Thorn takes Rose
to John's lake house and looks after Rose and nurses her back to health. During
this time, we readers can see the
chemistry building up and sizzling between Rose and Thorn, and we have to wonder if he is doing the right thing by
going to the church as a celibate priest.
There is a lot of temptation and back and forth happening between Thorn and
Rose in their Should I or Shouldn't I situation. As Thorn and the church help Rose get a better job and a better direction
in life, we read as Thorn will have to make the biggest decision of his life -
to be with Rose and lose all the hard work and study he has done or take his
vows and commitment and become the best darn Priest he can be ? Which
road will Thorn take when the temptation of Lust is put before him on more occasions than one? Find out in Jen McLaughlin's Lust is the Thorn. A book that I
sort-of have a cover crush on, the only
thing I'm not too keen on is his mustache.
Beau Miller thought his happily ever after had returned in the form of the girl with the seafoam eyes. He never expected a second heartbreak at her hand.
When her father, Declan Reede, turns up with murder in his eyes, Beau discovers that the break-up might not have been what it seemed. He must solve the mystery if he’s to find his girl.
How can he and Declan rescue their princess when she’s been taken by someone with beastly intentions? And will they make it in time?
**Due to strong language and sexual content not intended for anyone under the age of 18. Some books in this series contain content, including sexual assault and violence, that may trigger emotional distress in some readers.**
Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page. Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.
‘Til the Sun Comes Up, Book Eight,
MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary Western Romance Series
Skye MacLaren’s life
revolves around her family and the fierce bucking bull stock they provide to
rodeos. She’s competitive and competent, having no room in her life for a
relationship—including one with a world champion rider and business competitor.
Gage Templeton’s rodeo
past and executive position with a national bucking stock supplier assures him
of exciting work and nights with any woman he chooses. He’ll let no one get
close—until his company partners with a competitor, forcing him to work with
the one woman who could turn his resolve upside down.
Knowing a relationship is the last
thing either needs, both charge ahead, certain they can keep their explosive
feelings for each other in check—and away from curious family and friends.
Continuing their secret encounters becomes even harder when outside forces
threaten both their businesses and the people they care about.
As Gage works to discover the threat
meant to cripple his company, Skye’s doubts increase. She wants more from the
most magnetic man she’s ever known, but protecting her heart must come first.
Desire, distrust, fear, and the pain
of the past cloud their minds, even as they work together to identify the
danger. Can two strong, determined people conquer the perils to their lives as
well as their hearts?
‘Til the Sun Comes Up, book eight in
the MacLarens of Fire Mountain Contemporary western romance series, is a
full-length novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger.
“If we do decide to go through with this, I need to be clear. I’m not
looking for a relationship. I’ve been down that road once and don’t intend to
ever travel it again. Fact is, I haven’t been with a woman more than once in
years. Don’t even know the names of most of them. If that makes me sound like a
jerk, I guess that’s what I am. But with you…”
Her chest squeezed as she
waited for him to continue.
Reaching out, he took her
hand. “You have to be certain you can accept me on my terms.”
Skye bit her lip, willing
herself to stay calm. “Then I suppose you should be clear as to what they are.”
Dropping her hand, he sat
down on the bed, patting the spot beside him.
“I’d rather stand.” Skye
clasped her hands in front of her.
He leaned forward, resting
his arms on his thighs, catching her gaze with his. “All right. We see each
other when we can, when it’s convenient. No expectations, no late night calls,
no drama. I’m free to see other women, and you’re free to see other men.”
He straightened. “No? If
that’s your answer, I’ll walk out now.”
Turning away, she worked to
compose herself. She didn’t know why she even considered his demands, except
for one thing. She felt the same about all of it, other than one point.
“I’m good with it all…” She
“You don’t see other women,
and I don’t see other men. It’s non-negotiable for me, Gage. I’m not looking
for a relationship, either, but I’m also not looking to feel cheap or used.”
Gage stood, holding a hand toward
“Please, let me finish.” She
turned away, gathering her thoughts. “I can live with seeing each other when it
works for both of us. No drama, no commitment. Easy and infrequent.” She
whipped back around, pinning him with a hard stare. “If you need to be with
other women, I’m not the person for this kind of arrangement.”
He winced at the description
and the terse tone. “What happens if one of us wants to start seeing someone
“A simple phone call should
work.” Her voice remained steady. She didn’t know why it hurt to say it out
Gage walked up to her and
placed his hands on her shoulders, his voice low and rough. “The last thing I
want is to hurt you. You have to know I’m not a good bet. This could last a few
nights or much longer. Either way, I don’t want anything permanent, and I want
to walk away as friends.”
“I’m a big girl, Gage. I
don’t want or need anything more than seeing each other whenever we have time.
Is that fair?”
His nostrils flared. Studying
her face, he saw no sign she didn’t believe her own words. Dropping his hands
from her shoulders, he picked up his hat, settling it on his head.
Her brows drew together. “Are
“It’s best. You need to be
sure it’s what you want. Truthfully, so do I.”
She didn’t like it, but knew
he was right. “I leave tomorrow.”
“Change your flight to
Sunday.” He smiled. “Please. I’d like to see you tomorrow, show you more of the
city, take you downtown for dinner.” Stepping closer, he cupped her face in his
hands, the kiss slow and warm. Groaning, he stepped away. “Change your flight,
writes romance—historical, contemporary, and romantic suspense. She grew up in
Southern California, attended Oregon State University, and has degrees from San
Diego State University and the University of Maryland. During the day she
provides consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses. But her real
passion is writing emotionally charged stories of flawed people who find
redemption through love and acceptance.
She now lives with her husband in a beautiful town in northern Arizona.