Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Release Blitz~ Musings Anthology



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Title: Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology
Authors: Becca Vry, Kris Babe, Shari Ivey, Tara Severance,
Susan K Swords, Jennifer Locklear, Morgan Locklear
Designer: Jada D'Lee DesignsGenre: Comedy. Romance. Suspense. Fantasy. Drama. Prose.
Release Date: June 20

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Synopsis
Seven friends inspired to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth in crisis. 

 Seven authors with a love for storytelling. 

Nine original stories with themes every reader will love. 

 Comedy. Romance. Suspense. Fantasy. Drama. Prose. 

 Individual reflections combined into an eclectic collection. 

 All proceeds to benefit the Philadelphia chapter of Covenant House, in loving memory of Terry Aisenstein. 

 Foreword by Sylvain Reynard. 

 Musings Included: 
Kris Babe: Walking After Midnight 
Shari Ivey: Stranger in a Stranger Land 
Jennifer Locklear: Aurora 
Morgan Locklear: House Rules 
Tara Severance: Slash Pine 
Susan K. Swords: Better Than Yes 
Susan K. Swords: Everyone Deserves an HEA 
Becca Vry: Hopescapes 
Morgan Locklear & Susan K. Swords: STUD

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About the Author

BECCA VRY

Becca
A Chicago native who prefers highrise living and hasn't owned or driven a car in over twenty years, Vry is a married, stay-at-home mother of two daughters. When not doing the mom thing, she can be found at Art Galleries, poetry readings, creating something on a canvas or through her keyboard, bounding in the mosh pit at a concert with her beloved husband Maximilian, or on the dance floor of her favorite Chicago Goth/Industrial haunts. No matter the setting, she is usually wearing black and her sidewalk-stomping Doc Martens. 

 Vry is now branching out into original prose with her first release, Hopescapes. It's an inspirational short story that will appear in Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology. The story is about the evolution of lifescapes and how the promise of new beginnings inspire many dreamscapes. The theme of this story centers on emerging from the embers of profound loss and hopelessness, to realizing the importance of survival, ongoingness, and the power that comes from re-learning the language of happiness...Two strangers discover that the journey to happiness often comes at a tragic price – the conversation between them, and the connections they realize they share, will alter their perspectives in the most unexpected ways. They will never look at the Chicago skyline, or the broadening hopescapes that expand before them, in the same way ever again. 

 Vry hopes to release a couple of steamy romances in the near future...if her muse cooperates.

KRIS BABE

Kris
Reader, writer, editor. Marketer by day. 

Politically opinionated. Not fully dressed without a scarf. So many books, so little time. And so many favorites: The Blind Assassin, Jane Eyre, The Poisonwood Bible, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Goldfinch, The Gargoyle, The Dead, the vastly underappreciated Forsyte Saga, almost everything by Dickens. 

 Outlander and Twific, Shakespeare and Tolkien. IKR? 

 Yes, I’ve read Ulysses. Yes, I liked the Dublin Murder Squad series better. (And I never did read Finnegan’s Wake—sorry, Professor Boyle).

SHARI IVEY


A graduate of Valparaiso University, I have dabbled in creative writing on and off since middle school days (first place in that 8th-grade creative writing contest!). My novella, Stranger in a Stranger Land, in Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology, is my first published work. 

 When not working or writing, I am an avid music fan, concert goer, television binger and movie watcher. I am divorced with five children - two furry, three not. I am also probably the person in the car next to you, singing like a mad woman or cursing like a sailor. 

 My genre tends toward fantasy, paranormal and supernatural.

TARA SEVERANCE

Tara
Tara Severance writes in her scant spare time, hoping that one day she'll be able to quit her day job. The Short suspense story, Slash Pine, is featured in the Musings Anthology. If you love mysteries that might be happening in your own backyard, you'll find something here.

SUSAN  K SWORDS

Susan

Jennifer Locklear

Jennifer
Jennifer Locklear lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. She married her high school sweetheart, Morgan, in 1995. She is the mother of two children, a son and daughter. 

 Jennifer enjoyed creative writing as an adolescent, but set aside her favorite hobby to concentrate on college studies, career and family. In 2010, she rediscovered her passion for writing when her husband recruited her to edit his own stories. They co-authored and published their debut novel, Exposure, in 2014. 

 Since 2000, Jennifer has been employed in fundraising and development for a non-profit organization. She has been a contributing reviewer for the “Bookish Temptations” book blog and is a founding moderator of “Argyle Empire,” an approved fan site for author Sylvain Reynard. She also enjoys participating in charitable activities, both locally and online

MORGAN LOCKLEAR

Morgan
Morgan and Jennifer Locklear met in 1989 as teenagers and became high school sweethearts. They have been married since 1995 and live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with their two children, a son and daughter. 

 Although both enjoyed creative writing in their youth, they have only been working as a writing team since 2010. Since then they have created a dozen full-length and short stories together. 

 Jennifer has been employed in fundraising and development for a non-profit organization since 2000. She also enjoys participating in charitable activities, both locally and online. In her (limited) free time she is an avid reader. 

 Morgan has been employed in the hospitality industry since 1998. He has been active in the local performing arts community since childhood with many acting and directing credits to his name. He is also a musician and songwriter and has recorded 6 albums.


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Release Blitz~ Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams







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USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Nicole Williams delivers a seductive summer romance worth swooning over. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins.

Phoenix can't imagine anything worse than being shipped off to family summer camp. Her parents have been fighting for the past two years--do they seriously think being crammed in a cabin with Phoenix and her little brother, Harry, will make things better? 
On top of that, Phoenix is stuck training with Callum--the head counselor who is seriously cute but a complete know-it-all. His hot-cold attitude means he's impossible to figure out--and even harder to rely on. But despite her better judgment, Phoenix is attracted to Callum. And he's promising Phoenix a summer she'll never forget. Can she trust him? Or is this just another lie?











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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.


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Release Blitz~ At His Mercy by Shelly Bell







Angel in his arms . . . Devil at her heels 

One last, no-strings night of indulgence. That's all Tristan wants before he begins a much-needed new chapter in his life. Instead he finds an innocent angel in pink who brings him to his knees.

Isabella is done hiding from the world . . . and her haunting memories. Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions.

To Isabella's shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man-he's her professor. But Tristan isn't the only person who's found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life.



The Book Fairy Reviews's Reviews 

Trying to get her life back on the path that she controls, she embraces her fears and owns her sexuality despite what her past has given her.
Tristan has given up on having a life long relationship in the life style he wants. A partner that will embrace all of him, kinks and all. 
They weren't supposed to meet. It was meant to be one night. A night they couldn't forget.
Fighting the inevitable.
This book is not only sexy, it was suspenseful, and passionate. A book that you could curl up with an lose yourself into. An amazing read that breaks your heart and then build it up again making it new and shiny. Shelly brings Tristan and Isabella to life breathing romance and passion like you never knew.





“Good morning, everyone.”

Bent over, she froze. Her body broke out in goosebumps and her heart thumped erratically.
It wasn’t possible. Her mind must be playing tricks on her. There was no way that the man who had dominated her last week could be there right now, twelve hours north of the city where they’d met. She racked her brain, trying to remember if he’d mentioned anything about his personal life, but she came up completely empty. There had been plenty of innuendo and dirty talk during that night, but he’d never revealed anything about himself other than his first name.

How could he be a professor at his age? Weren’t they supposed to be…old?

But as the man behind the voice passed her on his way to the front of the room, she caught his scent, a scent she’d fantasized about for days, and sat up tall. Her gaze latched onto the back of him, raking over his lean form, and her chest tightened as though all the oxygen had been sucked out of the room.

Just a few days ago, that form had been between her thighs.

When he reached the podium at the front of the room, he turned to the class. “I’m Professor Kelley, and I’ll be teaching Intro to Business this semester in Professor Crawford’s place.”

Her fingers curled around the arm of the chair, gripping it as if it could save her from the horror of the situation.

She couldn’t move.

Couldn’t breathe.

Memories of that night swirled through her mind, lighting her on fire. Him caging her against the wall as they negotiated underneath the stars. Him biting her breasts and sucking her nipples until she writhed in ecstasy. Him intertwining their hands and looking into her eyes as he slowly brought her to an explosive climax. Him waking her up twice more that night, one time with his mouth between her legs.

Oh my God.

It was him.

Tristan.

She had fucked her professor.

Properly.

Hell, the bruises from that night still marred her skin. Whenever she changed her clothes, she’d made a point of checking to see if they were still there. They were reminders of how easily he’d commanded her body and the ways he’d brought her pleasure through pain.

She thought she’d never see him again, but now he was here, standing in front of her wearing a white button-down shirt with his sleeves rolled up, showing off those muscular forearms of his, and all she could think about was how he’d used those muscles to hold himself over her as he thrust inside her.

“What happened to Professor Crawford?” a girl asked from the back.

Right. Professor Crawford. The man she was supposed to assist all year for her work-study. The one who held the future of her college education in his hands.

Tristan—no—Professor Kelley directed his attention to the girl sitting only a few rows behind Isabella, causing her heart to go from a gallop to a full-on sprint. Would he recognize her when he saw her? Or was she already forgotten as just one more interchangeable girl in a long line of submissives he’d fucked? She didn’t know which was worse.

“Unfortunately, Professor Crawford had a stroke a couple of weeks ago,” he said, only a handful of feet away from her. Why did she have to sit in the front row? “Dean Lancaster has asked me to take over his classes for the year.”

For a second, she lost the ability to breathe. Professor Crawford didn’t hold the future of her college education in his hands…

Professor Kelley did.

She was at his mercy.



A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes erotic suspense and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.

She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.

She is the author of the BENEDICTION and FORBIDDEN LOVERS series.





Cover Reveal~ Redemption by Victoria Renteria

Title: Redemption (A Betrayed Novel)
Author: Victoria Renteria
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: July 20, 2017
Pre-Order Special - $1.99
Two people . . . one path . . . two destinies intertwined. 
Emma Hall has everything a woman could ever want. Always in control of her surroundings, she rules every aspect of her life, mapping out every nuance of her foreseeable future . . . until she crosses paths with the one man who makes her question everything she’s ever desired. 
Brighton Sinclair has spent years running from his past. After tragedy struck early in his military career, he pushed away anyone who dared to get too close. With all of his attention focused solely on his job, he avoids all things female . . . until the day fate intervenes, sending him on a collision course with the one woman who can wreck it all.
When Brighton’s past comes crashing into his future, everything he’s ever known is called into question. Will Emma be the redemption he’s been seeking, or will fate leave them both in pieces? 

“Tell me what happened,” I say softly.


“I can’t.” His broken words are but a whisper echoed between the two of us.
“You can’t or you won’t?” I ask hesitantly.
“I can’t,” he states, his voice filled with the sadness.
“Why?” I press, unable to let the issue go.
“It hurts too much,” he says in a pained whisper.
Pulling me into his arms, he leans forward, pressing his forehead to mine. Inhaling deeply, he closes his eyes and murmurs, “Make it go away, Emma. Please, make it go away.” His words have barely evaporated from his lips before his mouth smashes into mine in a furious tangle of passion and need.
As our mouths collide, my inner voice screams, telling me this is wrong. Not to give into his demands. That Brighton Sinclair is only using me for an escape. To rid himself of all the pain and anger he feels at the loss of his best friend and whatever the hell else it is that eats away at him on a daily basis. But like a flower straining toward the sun, I know without a shadow of a doubt I won’t be able to resist. I can already feel my walls tumbling down with each swipe of his tongue.
Whimpering, my mouth falls open as he kisses me deeper, a painful tightness filling my chest with every surge of his tongue. Each caress he provides forces us further into my home. With a swift kick, he shoves the front door closed and spins me around, slamming my back against the door. Somewhere in the lustful fog rolling around my brain, I hear the click of the lock as he hoists me up, securing my legs around his waist. A deep rumble vibrates against me as he devours my mouth, sucking on my lips with tender abandon.
“Brighton,” I moan, my lips parting on his name.
Using my open mouth to his advantage, he slides his tongue tenderly over my lips before caressing the inside of my mouth as though they were the sweetest delicacy he’s ever tasted. With our lips still fused together, he carries me toward my bedroom, his muscles bunching and flexing under my fingertips with each stride. Entering my room, he wastes no time marching right to my bed and depositing me on my back. Ending our kiss, he leans back, searching my eyes for signs of unwillingness. Peering deeply, he watches me for several breaths. Shuddering, I can feel the heat rising in my body as his eyes caress my soul, ripping down the last of my defenses.
Former Director of a major corporation, Victoria has spent most of her life inside of a book. When she wasn’t reading, she was busy scribbling down stories of her own. Meeting her husband while he was in the United States Army, Victoria quickly adapted and learned the role of the military spouse. 

After finishing her Business Management Degree in college, she spent years working in the corporate world where her writing quickly fell to the wayside. Finally, taking time away from the corporate world, Victoria has been able to dive into her stories and create a whole new world for you to live in. 
She now resides in the sunny Tampa, Florida area with her husband, son, and two amazing boxers. When she isn’t writing, you can find her on the beach or hiking. Maybe even writing on the beach. 
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