Saturday, July 22, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Dead & Buried by Jennifer Rebecca


Welcome to the official Blog Tour for Jennifer Rebecca's Dead and Buried, the first book in the Funerals &e Obituaries Mystery series! Of course on a blog tour, there are various post, such as excerpts, reviews, and more! On our tour stop today, we have an exciting exerpt AND a tour-wide giveaway to share!!! Check it out and grab your copy today!
Follow the tour (tour schedule is at the end of this post)!

Genre:
New Adult
Mystery Romance
Series:
Funeral & Obituaries Mystery, #1
Publish Date:
July 17, 2017

Synopsis:
You ever hear the phrase, “about as successful as a soup sandwich?” Well, that's me, I am the soup sandwich, but instead of a soggy mess, you have twenty five year old with a Bachelor’s degree in nothing useful who just quit her job at the local home improvement store where there were definitely no Christian Greys looking to tie anyone up--and that's not a bad thing. I know, it's looking pretty sad right about now, but at least I don't still live with my parents…

So, here I am, embarking on a new journey covering the Funerals and Obituaries section of the local paper, the San Diego Metro News, for the editor-brace yourself-my uncle, Sal. Unfortunately, while my parents are on vacation, my Granny and her friends are determined to stir up some trouble, but this time, they may have bitten off more than they can chew, especially when some of the residents of the local retirement community are turning up unnaturally dead.

There is nothing that will keep me from protecting the people that I love, no matter how crazy they may be--not even the sexy, I mean stubborn, homicide detective Trent Foyle can stop me.

My name is Shelby Whitmore and I'm kind of the newest reporter for the San Diego Metro News, but hey, I'm a hit with the blue hairs.


     

*Excerpt*
“Shelby,” he gasps in mock shock. “Are you not wearing any panties under my sweatpants? I like it,” he growls as he trails his fingers between my legs.
        “No,” I say, breathless. “I’m not.”
        Trent groans as he kisses my mouth again before sliding his lips over my jaw, my throat. He nips at my shoulder blade but then soothes the hurt with another soft kiss. My fingers tangle in the sheets on the bed we never made this morning.
        Trent trails his mouth down over the tops of my breasts and then in between them. Down my belly, over my belly button, and farther south until his head is between my thighs.
        “Trent . . . ,” I whisper.
        “Shh,” he says as he pins my hips farther open. Almost to the point of pain. My lower legs are still tangled in the sweatpants.
        And then he’s there. He licks me once. Twice. And I gasp and grip the sheets tighter in my hands. I feel him smile against my overheated skin, and I fist my hand in his hair, pulling. He licks me again and again before adding a finger and then another, stretching me. I burn. My body is on fire.
        “Trent . . . ,” I whisper as he stands and slowly undoes the row of buttons on his fabulously worn jeans and slides them down his muscular legs. His eyes are searing into mine. I bite down on my bottom lip, watching him.
        Trent slowly pulls my borrowed pants down my legs, freeing them, but I still can’t move. Watching Trent is like watching a tiger prowl. He tosses the sweatpants to the floor and then crawls up the bed toward me. I release the breath I had been holding when he places his large palm on my shin and pushes it forward until my knee is under my arm, along the side of my body. I am totally open to him. His eyes never leave mine as he slides in deep.
        He rests his forehead on mine, squeezing his eyes closed tight and letting out a deep breath before snapping his eyes open again. But now, he sees me differently. He gently brushes my hair out of my face and kisses me again. I wrap my other leg around his back and wiggle, trying to get him to move.
        Trent smiles against my mouth before pulling his hips back and then thrusting back in, in long, sharp strokes. Again and again. I wrap my arms around his neck and arch into him. He groans into my mouth.



 

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**About the Author**
Jennifer Rebecca is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.
Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.
10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.
Stay connected with Jennifer Rebecca
     
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***The Giveaway***
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Devouring Pages - Review
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Excerpt

July 19th
Reese's Reviews - Excerpt
Spunky~N~Sassy - Excerpt

July 20th
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Excerpt
Bad Boys and Bedtime Stories Book Blog - Review
Torie Book Obsession - Excerpt

July 21st
The Wandering Bookaholic - Review
Rainy Days and Pajamas - Excerpt

July 22nd
Movies, Shows, & Books - Excerpt
Brittany's Book Blog - Playlist

July 23rd
Nerd Girl Official - Excerpt
Rainy Days and Pajamas - Excerpt

July 24th
Quesarasera Book Blog - Review
Garcia Sisters' Book Blog - Review

July 25th
Garcia's Sisters' Book Blog - Review
Adventures in Writing - Excerpt

July 26th
Sweet Red Reads - Review
Devouring Pages - Excerpt

July 27th
Dani's Book Review Blog - Excerpt
Novel Addiction - Review

July 28th
The Golden Bookshelves - Review
Obsessive Book Nerd - Review

July 29th
TMBA Corbett Tries to Write - Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic - Excerpt
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews - Excerpt
Bookishly Yours - Review

July 30th
The Phantom Paragrapher - Review
Book Butterfly in Dreamland - Review
Jax's Book Magic - Excerpt
Pardon My Blurb - Review

July 31st
G&T's Indie Café - Excerpt
Shelf_Life - Review
Reading Between the Wines Book Club - Excerpt
Engaging Secrets - Review


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RELEASE BLITZ: The Cauldron Stirred by Judith Sterling


We have a release celebration for Judith Sterling's The Cauldron Stirred, the first book in the Guardians of Erin series, to share with you today! Yup! Just released yesterday, July 21st, this Release Blitz is celebrating with an exciting excerpt AND a blitz-wide giveaway! Sooo... Check it out and grab your copy today!

Genre:
Young Adult
Paranormal/Fantasy
Series:
Guardians of Erin, #1
Publish Date:
July 21, 2017

Synopsis:
Ashling Donoghue never dreamed moving to Ireland would rock her perception of reality and plunge her into a mystery that brings legend to life.

At seventeen, she’s never had a boyfriend, but she feels an immediate connection to Aengus Breasal, the son of the wealthy Irishman who’s invited her family to stay at his Killarney estate. For the first time in her life, a guy she likes seems attracted to her.

But Aengus is secretive, with good reason. He and his family are the Tuatha Dé Danann, ageless, mythical guardians adept at shifting between this reality and the magical dimension known as the Otherworld. Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined.


     

*Excerpt*
The night air was deliciously cool. Moonlight and darkness held equal sway over the backyard thanks to the shifting clouds. I dashed across the lawn and halted in the exact spot where Aengus had stood. Panting, I looked around, willing some kind of clue to materialize.
The ruins in front of me darkened as large, heavy clouds swallowed the moon whole. The wind tugged at my long, loose hair and pajamas. Tiny raindrops spattered on my nose and cheeks. I turned my palms to the sky, and cold rain pelted them.
“Great.” Intending to return to the house, I swiveled around.
I gasped. My right hand flew to my chest. “Aengus?!”
The man himself stood an arm’s length in front of me. “Why are you here?”
“You scared the crap out of me!”
“Whisht!”
“What?”
“Shush!”
Pop!
The strident sound came from the ruins. I whirled around and stared at the dark keep.
Aengus grabbed me from behind. He pulled me to him and wrapped his arms around me. I reveled in the feel of his taut body, of his warm flesh against mine.
Suddenly, everything changed. The rain stopped. The wind died. The entire landscape was bathed in the soft hue of twilight. Breasal Castle looked brand spanking new, just as it had during the bizarre dream in which I brought Aengus to the cottage. But this time, I knew I was awake.
Dumbfounded, I gawked at the medieval magnificence before me. I had no idea what had happened and no desire to pull away from his embrace.
His lips brushed my right ear, sending a shiver down my spine. “This way.”
His right arm released me, and his left slid down to my waist. Maintaining body contact the entire time, he steered me toward the stand of oaks on our right.
Once sheltered by the trees, he turned us around so we faced the castle.
“Are we hiding?” I whispered.
“We are.”
“Why? And what just happened?”
“I can’t say.”
“Can’t or won’t?”
“Both.”
Until that moment, I’d forgotten I wore pajamas. Now I was acutely aware of it. Satin was pleasing to the touch, but something told me my attire had nothing to do with his grip on me.
I looked up at him. “Not that I mind, but why are you holding me so close?”
His hand tightened on my waist. “It’s necessary.”
“I don’t suppose you can explain that, either.”
With his gaze locked on the castle, he shook his head. He pressed his right forefinger against his mouth in a silencing gesture. Then he pointed up at the keep.
High on the battlements, the black-haired woman from my dream—and from Branna’s painting—paced back and forth. Her hair whipped about her pale face and slender frame.
She paused beside a gap in the crenelated wall and glared down at the fairy mound. Her colorless lips curled into a sneer. Then her human form morphed into a dark shadow, which fragmented into what seemed a million black particles. They swarmed into the air and shot across the twilit sky, disappearing into the distance.
I took a deep breath. “So she’s real.”

He nodded. “She’s real, to be sure. Come.” With his arm still hooked around me, he led me out of the woods and toward the fairy mound.

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**About the Author**
Judith Sterling's love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Flight of the Raven and Soul of the Wolf are part of her medieval romance series, The Novels of RavenwoodThe Cauldron Stirred is the first book in her YA paranormal fantasy series, Guardians of Erin. Written under Judith Marshall, her nonfiction books--My Conversations with Angels and Past Lives, Present Stories--have been translated into multiple languages. She has an MA in linguistics and a BA in history, with a minor in British Studies. Born in that sauna called Florida, she craved cooler climes, and once the travel bug bit, she lived in England, Scotland, Sweden, Wisconsin, Virginia, and on the island of Nantucket. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and their identical twin sons.

Stay connected with Judith Sterling
  

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***The Giveaway***

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Friday, July 21, 2017

BLOG TOUR: The Taste of Her Words by Candace Knoebel



Welcome to the official Blog Tour for Candace Knoebel's The Taste of Her Words! The tour will consist of various posts by participating blogs! On our stop today, we have a sneak peek into the book with an exciting excerpt! Plus, we have a tour-wide giveaway to share with you, too! Check it out and grab your copy today!
Follow the tour...find the tour at the end of the post!


Genre:
New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Publish Date:
July 13, 2017

Cover Design by:
Hart & Bailey Design Co.

Synopsis:
Andrea was my first taste of love.

She was there throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Her words were a secret I wasn’t supposed to know. Truths and pain bled onto papers that shredded my innocence and carved a hole in my heart only she could fill.

Her words were my first kiss. They were the uneven breaths I took when I saw her, and my hands between her thighs inside the dreams she haunted. She was my best friend’s older sister and, even though she didn’t know it yet, she was the pen that would ink our destiny into the stars.

Dean tempted me to cross a line I never thought I would.

It had been so long since someone looked at me the way he did. Five years since his starry gaze caressed my words and I ran from a kiss I couldn’t shake. He was everything I should stay away from, but how could I resist the beautifully broken man whose touch stoked a fire within my soul?

Dean was the missing words to my fairy tale. The parchment I could safely put my most intimate thoughts to. But when secrets from the past catch up with us, how could our perfectly plotted ending survive?


    
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*Excerpt*
I pointed to her notebook, trying not to show how easily she unhinged me. “What’s that?”
She looked down to it. Picked at the corner. “One of my millions of notebooks I write in. I uh… I was working on something that came to me. A poem that sort of sparked this idea for that poetry book I was telling you I wanted to write.”
“Read it to me,” I said, moving my hands up her thighs, tracing her wide hips.
Her cheeks flushed a little and her lips quivered. “It’s sort of silly, to be honest.” I loved watching her react to my touch. All those years I’d waited to see that look on her face.
“I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again… Nothing you could say or do would ever be silly, Andy.”
Her eyes brightened, making my chest feel light and airy.
She pulled the book from under her arm and clutched it tight against her chest, as if the words might jump out before she gave permission. “It’s a poem. Nothing serious. Just a scribbling of a thought I had after…” She paused, her blush deepening. “Well, after yesterday afternoon.”
Her rosy skin made my nerves light up. “Read,” I commanded in a low, guttural tone. Desperate to hear what I inspired.
She flipped to a page and swallowed. Sucked in air as if she was sipping on courage, and then read her words out loud as she grazed a fingertip along her collarbone in a charming, erotic way.



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**About the Author**

Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs, and has found an outlet in over twelve indie-published novels.

With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance.

Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth novel, The Taste of Her Words.

Stay connected with Candace Knoebel
      

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***The Giveaway***

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July 14th
My Book Blog - Review
Tome Tender - Excerpt
Spunky N Sassy - Review
It Begins With Pages - Review
NOvel Grounds - Review

July 15th
Book Crazy - Review
Beneath The Covers Blog - Excerpt
Four Chicks Flipping Pages - Review

July 16th
Brittany's Book Blog - Playlist
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Excerpt
Torie's Book Obsession - Review
Vera is Reading - Excerpt

July 17th
Adventures in Writing - Excerpt
We Stole Your Book Boyfriend - Excerpt

July 18th
Roxy's Reviews - Review
Naughty Beauties Book Blog - Excerpt

July 19th
Book Junkiez - Excerpt

July 20th
Sweet Red Reads - Review
Text Teaser Book Blog - Review

July 21st
Movies, Shows, & Books - Excerpt
Reese's Reviews - Excerpt
Whoo Gives a Hoot - Review

July 22nd
Brittany's Book Blog - Playlist
Bad Boys and Bedtime Stories Book Blog - Review
Sassy Book Lovers - Review

July 23rd
Bad Boys and Bedtime Stories Book Blog - Review
http://www.rainydaysandpajamas.netRainy Days and Pajamas - Excerpt
Nerd Girl Official - Excerpt

July 24th
Book Lovers Have More Fun - Review
My Slanted Bookish Ramblings - Review
True Story Book Blog - Review

July 25th
Seraphim Book Reviews - Reviews

July 26th
KatyaRath - Review
Sweet Red Reads - Review
BookSkater - Excerpt
The Bohemian Bookworm - Review

July 27th
Quesarasera Book Blog - Review
TMBA Corbett Tries to Write - Excerpt
Dog-Eared Daydreams - Review
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic - Review

July 28th
Beware Of The Reader - Guest Post
Panty Dropping Book Blog - Review
G&T's Indie Café - Excerpt
Reading in Sarah's Corner - Dream Cast
Jo & Isa Loves Books - Review


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