Wednesday, January 28, 2015

VALENTINE PROMISE



 

Blurb from Valentine Promise
Corny is up to her old tricks in Valentine Promise. Book 5 in The Corny Myers Series.
Corny’s old boss appears in a dream and asks for a Valentine favor—to avenge his death. Corny’s a pet detective not a human detective.
With the help of a few friends Corny fulfills her promise with only a few stitches, a concussion, and a trip to the hospital.
Steve loves Corny but she’ll be the death of him. He knows she’s up to something that could get her hurt. But, when Corny makes a promise there’s no stopping her.


 

Excerpt from Valentine Promise

 

Steve arrived home right on time. When he opened the door, I jumped up and wrapped my legs around his waist and my arms around his neck. “Hi sexy. How was your day?”

 

“Not as eventful as yours, I’m told.”

 

I kissed Steve behind his ear and whispered, “Call John off. That’s a waste of his valuable time.” Steve supported my weight by holding my rear end.

 

He squeezed once and nipped my chin with his teeth. “Do you plan to do anything that will get yourself hurt?”

 

Steve lowered me with his muscular arms just enough for me to feel his rising desire and then rotated his hips near my most prized, sensitive spot. I wiggled to get closer to that spot. I’d agree or disagree to anything at this point. “No.”

 

Steve laughed and the sensation vibrated through my body. He rotated his hips again. “What are you saying no to?” His voice had lowered to a husky whisper.

 

“Everything.” Steve was a sex machine on overdrive and I loved every minute of it.

 

“How about a few spin cycles on the washing machine before dinner?”

 


 

 

Sharon Kleve’s Bio:

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deservewith a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.

 

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Christmas Kiss (Forever Christmas Book 2)



I normally don't share reviews I've gotten on my books but this one was so thoughtful and heartfelt I had to share.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Novella for Christmas but Will Capture Your Heart During Any Season of the Year!, January 21, 2015

By 
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This review is from: Christmas Kiss (Forever Christmas Book 2) (Kindle Edition)

I was very lucky to be selected to receive an Early Reviewers copy of this title from the "Early Reviewer" December 2014 listings. I enjoyed the title as much as my anticipation. First, I love the title, "The Christmas Kiss" as it exudes love and perfectly captures the story of main characters Adelaide Duval and Roman Bennett. As I read this story, I felt as though the chapters were flowing through my imagination in full-color production as exquisite as a Hallmark Channel Holiday movie. As I share that statement, I hope not to elicit any negativity as I share it with the highest compliments to the novella's author and also to Hallmark.

One of my sheer delights as a reviewer is to share that this romance novella may truly be enjoyed by women and men. The characters of Adelaide and Roman are human and real. The reader gains a glimpse from each character's perspective as they move forward from the past in a positive way. I hope that readers will not judge that Adelaide's recovery of her self-confidence and venture into a new relationship or that Roman's acceptance of Adelaide's explanation of an incident Roman interpreted in a different way at first sight have each occurred too quickly. I would rather commend Sharon Kleve for using the format of a novella so intricately for an honest and frank portrayal of two adults in recovery. Adelaide is in recovery from a relationship of emotional abuse and Roman is in recovery from a physical injury which necessitated a career change and a relationship that was more surface then depth. It is also very enriching to see the characters surrounded by supportive and encouraging friends.

One of the glimpses that is so realistic and true to the core of understanding relationships and moving forward is to understand that perhaps a phrase, a sentence or a song will be a trigger to a negative memory or a sad memory in someone's past. A trigger to Adelaide is hearing Roman say something as simple as "We make a good team." Thankfully Roman is instantly alert to Adelaide's response and immediately asks the right questions of "Is everything okay? Did I say something wrong?" Adelaide is still frozen in place but Roman persists for Adelaide to open the door to the past by telling him what's wrong and more importantly listening to her answer. Then he admits an important acknowledgement by saying "I've got my share of relationship baggage I carry around too." I hope that Adelaide and Roman will encourage others that are seeking their self-worth and self-confidence to be open to new possibilities, new beginnings and maybe even the addition of a rescue puppy for the delights of a full life, a life bubbling with love and laughter.

I loved this selection not only for the outstanding story itself but also for the wonderful and beautiful presentation. The presentation begins with a poem entitled, "Heigh Ho, The Holly" by William Shakespeare that I had never been aware. As I love both quotations and poetry, I find it very meaningful when authors have taken the time to include this element in their writing presentation as the poem or quotation helps to set the atmosphere and mood and further engrosses me into the story setting. The discovery of the quotations and poetry also enrich my horizons and stimulate my personal growth in thoughtful reflections during my reading and as the story concludes.

Chefs in the reader audience (and their families and friends invited to taste test) will be thrilled with the inclusion of the Blueberry Stuffed French Toast Recipe. Sharon Kleve shares her personal love of animals and highlights an awesome animal rescue organization that she has had a personal connection in the section entitled, "For the Love of Animals" as she answered the FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) of "why there is some sort of animal in every one of her books". Additional features include a preview of other stories in the Forever Christmas Series and "About the Author Sharon Kleve". The last component which I found very welcoming was a brief message from "Books to Go Now" publishing not only to share their vision in representing authors but in welcoming readers to engage in communication. I have read many novels and do not remember a publishing house providing such an engaging welcome directly to the reader. I found it to be the culminating factor in a breath of fresh air in the entire presentation of the novella. I believe this is my first experience with this publishing company and as the example of an overall experience I found it to be very heartwarming in a variety of ways. I highly recommend this novella and look forward to reading other selections by Sharon Kleve. I will also be interested to learn of other authors who have been published by this company which is a direct result of their welcome to readers and not a discovery step to the publishing house of an author that I've ever considered prior to this positive experience.

 

 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine Promise Cover Reveal!

 
Corny is up to her old tricks in Book 5 in The Corny Myers Series.
Corny’s old boss appears in a dream and asks for a Valentine favor—to avenge his death. Corny’s a pet detective not a human detective.
But, with the help of a few friends Corny fulfills her promise with only a few stitches, a concussion, and a trip to the hospital.
Steve loves Corny but she’ll be the death of him. He knows she’s up to something that could get her hurt. But when Corny makes a promise there’s not stopping her.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

SURRENDER COVER REVEAL BY ANGELA FORD!





Blurb
Widowed after an explosion in her husband’s warehouse, Lauren Reynolds discovers it wasn’t an accident and there is a hit assigned for her life. Narcotics Agent Brett Donovan is assigned to protect the suburban widow.
He lives for danger. She lives for new shoes at Saks. One night in a motel room with no air conditioning and a sexy naked agent captures her desire.
Will the tangled mess they get weaved into and their secrets lead them back into tangled sheets? Is desire enough when they are from two different worlds? Or are they?






Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia...Canada's Ocean Playground! Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she's reading or writing. Her dedication and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her first book Closure. Between two jobs, being a mom with a home always filled with teenagers and rather interesting stories; she is lucky to have one very patient and understanding man. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come. You can follow her atwww.bookstogonow.com or visit her website/blog atwww.angelafordauthor.com
She is a member of the RWA and an avid reader of Romance. 
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

FOREVER CHRISTMAS IF FREE JAN 4-6!

The four best-selling, sweet romance Christmas stories together for the first time.
 


The western Washington town of Glenville is threatened with the possible loss of their 100 year old Christmas tree farm to an outside corporation. Four friends join together to keep the tradition alive and create new opportunities with the rebirth of, Forever Christmas tree farm.

Christmas Reflections - Joanne Jaytanie
As a teenager Juliet Swanson couldn’t wait to get out of her home town of Glenville WA and move to the big city. She moved to California to attend college, and then went to work for a large corporation. It didn’t take her long to realize that clawing her way up the ladder at others expense wasn’t the life she wanted. She moved back to her home town, fallen in love with the ‘family feel’ of living there, and has a close knit group of girlfriends she shares everything with. Now if she could only find a way to make her dream career a reality she would have it all, except for Mr. Right.

Colton Weatherly is a city guy who eats and breaths his career as a project manager for a development corporation. He is assigned to acquire the Glenville Ski Resort, along with the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm. By his estimation it will be an easy close, and he plans to wrap it up in one short weekend. What he didn’t plan on was butting heads with Juliet, who is not the average ‘local girl.’

Reflecting on one’s life can sometimes lead to discovering a path you never knew existed.

Christmas Kiss - Sharon Kleve
Adelaide Duval has been told how to live her life from a very early age. First by her mother and then by her jerk boyfriend Jason. Both leave her expectantly and now she’s starting over with a new home and a new business. A new romance never crosses her mind.

Roman Bennett leaves his old life behind in the big city and settles into the small town of Glenville. When he meets Adelaide, his wounded heart is healed with a Christmas Kiss.

The Christmas Wreath - Angela Ford
Annie Dixon’s love for nature and her hometown of Glenville has her driven to find a way to keep the tree farm from outsiders. When the bank grants sixty days before the tree farm is listed for public sale, Annie and her friends devise a plan to finance the buy.
The death of Annie’s childhood friend brings Detective Ryder Harris back to Glenville. A child in his eyes, he always called her ‘Sweet Annie’. Now he sees her differently. Annie never admitted she had a big crush for Ryder. Now that familiar flutter in her heart is back. Annie knows Ryder won’t settle in Glenville. And is Ryder really back for his sister’s funeral or is he connected to the town resort’s sudden disappearance of their manager?
For the first time in many years, Ryder is excited about the holidays. Will the magic of Christmas forever connect these two hearts?

Candy Cane Kisses - Elle Rush
All bakery-owner Lindsay Leeds wants for Christmas is for her former high-school crush Sheriff Keith “Bodey” Bodewell to quit playing games. The sheriff has been dancing around asking her out for months and Lindsay is tired of it. His “fake girlfriend” ploy was cute and it was sweet that he recruited her friends to find out what she likes, but enough is enough. She’s a busy woman and he needs to step up or he’s going to lose his shot.

How can a woman who runs two businesses be so clueless when it comes to managing her heart? Bodey has dropped more than enough hints that he’s interested, but Lindsay isn’t catching them. Just when the sheriff is running out of ideas on how he can convince her to be his for Christmas, Lindsay gives him a clue about what it will take for him to get a date. And the answer is pretty simple. At least, it was supposed to be. Christmas is days away and his plays keep failing on a spectacular level.

It’s going to take the jolly fat man to make this holiday romance happen.

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Christmas-Reflections-Wreath-Kisses-ebook/dp/B00PKQ4E7Y/

Friday, January 2, 2015

Books To Go Now is proud to announce Julie Kavanagh's "Love Under an Open Sky"!


 
About Love Under an Open Sky (The Montana Ranch Series Book 5)

When Callie jumped on a place to Montana and the ranch of her cousin, she couldn’t remember ever having done such a reckless deed before, but looking up into the sexy eyes of Joel Masters, she didn’t regret a single thing.

Callie knew this vacation would be short-lived, she had an established career in music to return to, but she wasn’t sure if that life appealed to her any more. After only a few short days in the vast plains of Montana, living amongst people whose values were based on actions and not appearance,

Callie knew she couldn’t return to a life of bright lights and publicity. Here, no one cared how she dressed or what she ate; only that she was happy and safe.

And the appearance of Joel, who made Callie’s heart sing, made her realize that life could be lived fuller here than in her homeland after walking away from her career, fortune and was rewarded by finding a man to complete her.

Is Joel Masters too good to be true?

About Julie Kavanaugh:

I write about other strong women too because I believe it’s time for women with power to show their faces. Men have had it their way for too long.

 

But there’s a romantic side to my stories too for I believe Love is the most powerful and important emotion on this planet.

 

I use a series of names to separate the different genres I write. Julie Kavanagh is used for my romance stories, all of which supports the theory that love will conquer all.

 

I write sci-fi and fantasy under J Kavanagh.

 

J V Kavanagh is reserved solely for the Demon Witch series.

 


 



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Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Years Resolutions!


13 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

by Jeff Goins |

If you’re in the habit of making New Year’s Resolutions, which I’m not particularly fond of — but if you must — then here are 13 potential changes to consider for the New Year, especially if you’re a writer:

 

1.     Write what you’re called to write. Your job is not to pander or entertain. It’s to create, to share stuff from the soul as you are moved. If others are moved, well, then that is merely coincidental. Consider it “gravy.” Your job is to write. Leave the results to the readers.

2.     Tell the truth. No matter what, regardless of what is at stake, we must write what is true — true to us and true to the world. Anything deviating from that standard is a farce.

3.     Write from the heart. Nothing stirs up the emotions of a reader quite like writing that comes straight from the heart. So don’t hold back now. This is the year where you show all your scars.

4.     Don’t take yourself so seriously. Good writing is funny. It makes the reader laugh. If all you’re writing is the facts without bits of fun thrown in, you’re acting like a reporter, not a writer. Which is fine, unless you’re called to create something that tests the boundaries of the status quo. In that case, you better start having fun.

5.     Try a new genre. Are you a business advice writer? Try memoir. A novelist? Consider writing a journalism piece. Whatever you are comfortable with will ultimately cause your art to stagnate. So honor your calling as a creative and test the boundaries a little. Push yourself and see how you grow.

6.     Write when you don’t feel like it. No excuses now. We’re counting on you to do the work. Don’t disappoint us or make excuses. Show up — at the keyboard, every day, without fail. If you do this, you’ll do what so few are able to do: turn your passion into a discipline. And then, who knows? We might actually start listening.

7.     Do your research. Read a frickin’ book, for crying out loud. It won’t kill you. And God knows we could use a few more writers in this world who aren’t merely pontificating. Tell us something that doesn’t come straight from your idea closet. We all might actually learn something.

8.     Rewrite until it hurts. Face it: you’re not that brilliant on the first draft. And the second one kinda sucks, too. That’s okay, because this is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t consider yourself done until you’ve put in at least several hours and a few drafts. At that point, you’re really writing; everything else is prologue.

9.     Shut up. Take some time and listen: to what people are saying, to what you’re reading, to what you’re writing. It’s all trying to teach you something. Pay attention, shut that big mouth of yours, and open your ears. You might learn a thing or two from your surroundings.

10.  Read widely. This isn’t just research, it’s practice. Honing your craft. Studying the masters who came before. Pick a book or two that didn’t just pop up on your Amazon referrals list; read a classic or something that has absolutely nothing to do with your chosen field. We base our careers on words, so the best thing you can do is absorb as many of them as possible from as many different sources as you can.

11.  Focus on the writing. Get off Twitter or Instagram and spend a few hours a week writing. Not your platform or your growing contingent of Internet followers, but the the thing that really matters: the writing. No one will thank you for this, which is precisely why it’s important. You will feel better, and the work will improve (promise).

12.  Break a rule. Maybe write in an unusual voice or depart from a norm you’re used to. Do something that causes others — and yourself — to feel uncomfortable. Because in the discomfort, we grow. So mess with the status quo, and see what happens. It could be good, really good.

13.  Quit stalling and get writing already! Stop reading this post or rechecking your email for the umpteenth time. Turn the phone to silent and unplug from the world for an hour and just write. It’s the simplest, hardest, scariest thing for a writer to do. Not think about writing or talk about writing, but actually write. Imagine that.

Of course, resolutions aren’t what make a New Year new. They’re merely a formality. Writing down something rarely, if ever, accomplished anything. The real trick is having the resolve, the wherewithal, to do something about the dream.

And once you start moving in a direction, you don’t really have a plan or a goal. You have a habit, which is way more powerful than something as pitiful as a resolution. Food for thought, if you can stomach it.