Tuesday, 24 March 2015

TRY FINDING THE RAINBOW


Finding the Rainbow
by Traci Borum
Series: Chilton Crosse, #2
Genre: Women's Fiction/Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2015



Holly Newbury’s life is on hold in the cozy English village of Chilton Crosse. While her friends are marrying, having children, and embarking on successful careers, Holly is raising her three younger sisters and working part time at the village art gallery. Her life feels incomplete, but family is more important to her than anything. Then a film crew’s arrival galvanizes the community, and Holly becomes fast friends with Fletcher Hays, the movie’s love-shy American writer.

The production of an Emma film isn't the only drama in town, though. Their father makes a choice that threatens everything she gave up her dreams for. Holly’s sisters endure growing pains. And Fletcher plans to return to America as soon as filming is over, ruining any chance of their relationship blossoming further. After years of sacrificing for others, Holly must find the courage to take a risk on a future she never dared to expect.








Book 1: Painting the Moon




Traci Borum is a writing teacher and native Texan.  She's also an avid reader of women's fiction, most especially Elin Hilderbrand and Rosamunde Pilcher novels.  Since the age of 12, she's written poetry, short stories, magazine articles, and novels.

Traci also adores all things British.  She even owns a British dog (Corgi) and is completely addicted to Masterpiece Theater--must be all those dreamy accents!  Aside from having big dreams of getting a book published, it's the little things that make her the happiest:  deep talks with friends, a strong cup of hot chocolate, a hearty game of fetch with her Corgi, and puffy white Texas clouds always reminding her to "look up, slow down, enjoy your life."





THE NIGHTINGALE EFFECT




Title: The Nightingale Effect
Author: Zoe Hardwicke
Publisher: Swoon Romance
 Release Date: March 24, 2015


Synopsis


When it’s your job to save others, sometimes you forget to save yourself.

Three nurses share a waterfront house on City Island, a few miles and a world away from the bustle of Manhattan. After exhausting shifts at a busy Manhattan Hospital, these women like to unwind at The White Cap, an old seafarer’s bar.

But soon, Grace, Cherri, and Joanne will need more than just a place to unwind, as they succumb to the pressure and politics of the Intensive Care Unit while juggling the demands of relationships, past and present.

One night, an injured movie star arrives at the hospital, and the ICU is turned upside down. Grace, who has long since given up on men, takes the lead in caring for the famous actor. While watching over her handsome patient, she becomes drawn to him in ways that challenge her own strict professional code.

Cherri, the youngest of the trio, has her own man to watch. Having left her small Southern town to seek her fortune in New York City, Cherri attracts the interest of the ICU's most eligible young doctor, setting into motion her plan to marry a wealthy Park Avenue physician. But when catastrophe strikes at work, Cherri finds herself on the brink of losing everything.

Joanne, separated from her drug-addicted husband, really needs the stability her job provides. But she, too, is addicted — to her love for the man she married. Even as she risks her job for him, someone else begins to capture her imagination. But can he provide the kind of distraction she needs to move forward once and for all?

Three women. Three lives at a crossroads. Everything on the line. The Nightingale Effect is a rich and layered portrayal of love, friendship, and betrayal from a new and resounding voice in women's fiction that fans of Jennifer Weiner will love. 





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FINDING FISHER




Title: Finding Fisher
Author: Dakota Madison
 Release Date: February 22, 2015


Synopsis


Finding Fisher is a short novel about love, lies, loyalty and what it means to be truly alive.

Franklin Smith was the perfect fiancé. He was at the top of our class at Stanford and had been recently accepted to Harvard Law. But Spring Break our senior year of college changed everything. He went back home to New Jersey and never returned. At his funeral I discovered a guy I never knew. His secret past. And a twin brother, Fisher, I didn't know existed.

 

Author's Note: When I learned about the tragic death of cover model Josh Nicholson and saw the wonderful photos that Eric McKinney of 6:12 Photography had taken of Josh I just knew I had to write a book in his memory. This is the novel that Joshua Scott Nicholson inspired. 

A portion of the profits from the cover and book sales will be donated to Joining Hearts, Inc., a 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing support to people living with HIV and AIDS in Atlanta, in memory of Josh.








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DAKOTA MADISON is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR. She has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names Savannah Young, Sierra Avalon and Ren Monterrey.



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FIND FOREVER'S FIGHT


Forever's Fight:Forever Creek Shifters
Author: Marissa Dobson
Cover Design: Fantasia FrogDesigns
Photo Credit: Period Images
Blog Tour Hosted by: Pardo Consulting NYC and Coast to Coast Book Besties Blog

Blurb:
Fighting for love and family.
Patrick O’Reilly left behind his medical practice when he and his siblings were forced into hiding. Determined to live through the war against their species, they vow to serve their kind. Patrick will risk it all to ensure none of them end up as experiments in a government lab.
Clarissa Greenwood worked all her life to become a scientist and to get the position at Hathaway Medical where she thought she would be able to find cures for diseases. Instead, she is witness to experiments on shifters. Disgusted by the truth, she gathers as much information as she can, and flees. She wants no part of the experiments—even if the cost is her life.
Shifters Underground was created to serve their species, not to help a human who had worked for one of the organizations that was hunting them. A message from a trusted shifter leaves them with no other option but to search for a woman who might be able to help them. A treacherous journey brings two destined mates together. Now Patrick and Clarissa must work together to protect not only each other, but all the shifters who fight for their lives, for love, and for family.


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About Marissa Dobson...
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Marissa Dobson now resides about an hour from Washington, D.C. She's a lady who likes to keep busy, and is always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, she believes you are never done learning.

Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave her the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read she has always had her nose in a book. It wasn't until she was a teenager that she started writing down the stories she came up with.

Marissa is blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He's her other half and allows her to stay home and pursue her writing. He puts up with all her quirks and listens to her brainstorm in the middle of the night.

Her writing buddies Max (a cocker spaniel) and Dawne (a beagle mix) are always around to listen to her bounce ideas off them. They might not be able to answer, but they are helpful in their own ways.

She love to hear from readers, send her an email at marissa@marissadobson.com or visit her online at http://www.marissadobson.com.


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GET UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE UNICORN

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About the Book

Title: The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception
Author: Suzanne de Montigny
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy / Tween Fantasy
deceptionUlysees’ breath was ragged, and his heart filled with terror when they galloped toward the herd pursued by an enraged Icarus.
How did the Legacy of Azaria transform into the world fear it has, the unicorns barely existing hidden in the depths of the forest? Why is Icharus, the Great Stallion, so cruel and ruthless? And who is Jaresh, the invisible being who takes away their powers? Angry, the young colt Ulysees and his friend Téo rebel, following an abandoned trail where they’re discovered by humans. Now the entire herd must make an exodus. But Ulysees discovers there’s more danger then just humans when he meets a giant creature who warns them of impending doom…


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Award winning author, Suzanne de Montigny, wrote her first novella when she was twelve. Years later, she discovered it in an old box in the basement, thus reigniting her love affair with writing. A teacher for twenty years, she enjoys creating fantasy and paranormal for tweens and teens. She lives in Burnaby, B.C., Canada with the four loves of her life – her husband, two boys, and Buddy the dog.
Five Fun Facts About Suzanne de Montigny
  1. I talk to my bichon frisé like he’s a normal human being. And yes, Buddy does answer back. (Funny how my mouth moves while he talks!)
  2. When my son took up skate boarding, I thought I’d be the cool mom and learn it too. Unfortunately, I ended up on my back and paying a visit to emergency.
  3. My two boys and I fiddle. (But they’re way better than me!)
  4. My favourite season is autumn so I can kick the leaves when no one’s looking.
  5. My husband says I snore so loud it wakes him up.

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The Shadow of the Unicorn II: The Deception. http://youtu.be/xZgQSBowrFE
The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacyhttp://youtu.be/St9OsyK974o
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Book Excerpts


Ulysees walked to the shore. “Gosh, this is beautiful, like a small paradise. It reminds me of that lake in the valley of the bones. Want to go in for a swim?”
Without waiting for an answer, Ulysees dipped his front hooves in the cool waters, shivering at its chilliness. Not hearing Téo’s steps close behind him, he turned to see what was keeping him. “Téo?”
                His friend stood frozen, his eyes fixed far above the trees. “Camouflage!” he whispered, fading from sight.
Ulysees glanced up to where Téo had been staring and reeled at the terror that stretched high above the trees. It was monstrous, with scaly skin, the colour of the forest. Its neck was longer than any animal he had ever seen, and its tail was the length of the largest boa constrictor.
As quick as lightening, Ulysees disappeared. “Téo,” he said between his teeth.
                “Yes?” His friend’s answer was barely a squeak.
“Think maybe Danae was wrong? I mean, maybe this is Jaresh.”
“Or maybe it’s one of those skeletons we found where we left Danae…except this one’s alive.”

ROSES ARE RED...VIOLET IS DEAD


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Violet Sumner has a stalker.

Between her largely dysfunctional family of two and the friends she doesn’t feel particularly close to, Violet thinks he’s the least of her problems. What she fails to understand is that the guy is no prankster and soon people turn up dead or missing. Because of her.

Things change when Violet’s best friend disappears and realization sinks in that the stalker means business. Denial put aside, Violet has no other option but to accept the help of police Sergeant Willard Kelley and his rather sweet protégé, to come to terms with the seriousness of the situation.
Yet nothing could’ve prepared her for her close up with the psycho.

Who will survive in this tale of obsession and misplaced devotion?



"Can I get a tall black coffee to go, please?" he asked as he whisked past me to the counter. 
Jordan nodded and grabbed the cup, casting a worried look in my direction. She hadn't missed that I wasn't comfortable with Colton. Her movements were swift, but for some reason they seemed like slow motion to me. It took everything I had to glance up at Colton's face. Since when was he a fan of coffee?
Colton's posture was relaxed as he leaned on the counter, smirking in my direction. "Fancy meeting you here, Vi," he fired off cockily. He chuckled as he handed Jordan money with one hand and took the coffee with the other. 
"Well, I'm here every morning. What's your excuse?" I rolled my eyes as I put my hand on my hip, my spine straightening to my full height of five-foot-four.
"Decided I needed a little 'pick me up’. What's better than a nice steaming cup of coffee?" He held up his cup like he was going to cheers with mine. I clutched my cup a little closer to my chest.
"Didn't you have to drive out of your way to get here?" I refused to meet his gaze.
"Yeah, so?" He challenged.
"So? Coffee isn't even your thing." I stepped back and held my chin up defiantly.
"I wanted to come and see a friend. Is that OK?" He flashed his notorious megawatt smile.
"Colton, we're not friends. Shelby and I are friends. You and Blake are friends. But you and I, we're not friends." I gestured between us, emphasizing my point.
"Yeah, because you are the only reason in the world that I would come here." He licked his lips as he pushed himself into a standing position. A predatory smile emerged. "Aren't we a little full of ourselves this morning?"
I could feel all of the blood draining out of my face and into my feet. Feet that refused to move toward the door. Silently, I tried to will Jordan to say something, anything, but she had made herself busy behind the counter. My dry mouth couldn't form any words to rebut what Colton had said. All that was missing was for me to be standing there in my underwear like one of those nightmares where you go to school naked, only I was standing in the middle of Starbucks.
"It doesn't have to be this way. You don't have to be such a bitch to me. I'm your best friend's boyfriend. Maybe it's time you come to terms with that." A slow, smug smile spread across his face.
"Whatever. I'm going to be late." I tossed my hair over my shoulder, turned to wave at Jordan, and fled the store like he was chasing me.


Monica-Marie Vincent writes Young Adult novels about troubled teens and even more troubled parents. She currently lives in Sacramento, CA although she would rather be in her home town of San Francisco. Thanks to her very put upon husband Monica-Marie is always well stocked with coffee, Diet Coke, and Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos, so she wouldn't have to move away from her writerly lair to do mundane things like shopping.

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