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Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Killing Game by The Black Rose - Blurb Blitz - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host The Black Rose and her new book, “The Killing Game”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with The Black Rose and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on sale during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!


The Killing Game
by The Black Rose

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GENRE: Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

The series opens as Ives Andrich, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the FBI, is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives' wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the internal organization of the nation's most nefarious Mafia don. When the Bureau’s plan fails, and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the United States' most wanted criminal, Ives’ tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in the first book in The Killing Game Series, a suspense thriller series by The Black Rose.

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EXCERPT THREE:

Sparducci swore at Ives in Italian, hurling curses at him as if that could change the situation. With his left hand, he desperately held his right hand as his blood seeped faster from the wound Ives’ round had left in it. The initial pain must have been excruciating, as injuries to extremities usually are. Now Sparducci was quiet, but it was not because he had nothing to say. He was losing blood profusely and within minutes, if his wound was not wrapped properly, he would be in the first stage of shock; the growing numbness in his hand indicated this.

Ives pulled a handkerchief from his pocket. Being careful not to step in Sparducci’s blood, which had comingled with the dead man’s blood puddled on the floor, Ives stooped down to Sparducci who sat staring at him, as his injured hand was completely dead to him now. Setting his pistol a safe distance from Sparducci’s grasp, Ives lifted Sparducci’s right hand to examine his wound. And though Ives meant to help Sparducci, Sparducci tried to push him away with his left hand.

“Do you want to bleed to death?” Ives asked.

When Sparducci lowered his left hand, Ives continued. Turning Sparducci’s right hand palm up, he saw that the round had sliced through Sparducci’s flesh, tearing apart nerve, tendon, and muscle between the index finger of his right hand and its thumb, luckily missing the metacarpals.

Shaking his head at Sparducci’s stupidity, Ives wrapped the handkerchief around Sparducci’s hand. Taking Sparducci’s left hand, he closed it around his right hand, showing him where to apply pressure in order to help the stop the bleeding.

“You’ll live,” Ives said, then asked, “Where is Torpo?”

“How would I know?” Sparducci stated sarcastically.

“He was supposed to meet you here. So where is he?” Ives asked.

“Are you sure your information’s right?” Sparducci asked.

Ives stared at him briefly, wondering what he meant by that comment. Concluding it was more of a fishing expedition than a clue, he asked again, “Where is Torpo?”

Sparducci only shrugged.

“I’ll find him soon enough,” Ives said, then he asked, “Where is Luca?”

Sparducci said nothing.

“Where is he?” Ives asked, obviously irritated at this cat and mouse game Sparducci played with him.

“I dunno,” Sparducci answered in a slightly anxious and elevated tone.

 Ives picked up his pistol, stood, then stared down at him. As he spoke, he waved the pistol slightly.

“Don’t play games with me. Where is Luca?”

Still, Sparducci shook his head. “I dunno. It’s the truth. I haven’t seen him in a week,” he answered, secretly wondering if Ives would shoot him again.

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AUTHOR BIO:


The Black Rose is an author, photographer, and filmmaker. Born in Chicago, she currently resides in New York with the love her life, her Hokkaido Dog, Kuma. She began writing at the age of seven and dabbled until she woke up one day and simply had to write a novel. She has several 5-Star reviewed novels, both part of individual series.

She categorizes her novels very directly; “My writing is deeply rooted interpersonal relationships: people’s feelings, thoughts, emotions, and the intimacies between two people that truly love each other despite the circumstances surrounding them.” Her genres are suspense, thrillers, crime, romance, and espionage. As she says, “I write about love, honor, and doing the right thing, even when it seems disadvantageous, even when it’s not the popular path to take.” She sees her writing as a gift from God, and appreciates and learns from her stories.

Her writing passion stems from her immense love for art, which began with drawing at age five and moved into oil painting by age eight. Her love and study of photography soon became a professional passion, and she spends hours photographing and laying out her book covers. Readers can visit “Privé with The Black Rose” showcasing behind-the-scenes insights into her writing, novels, characters, photography, and films. She films and produces her book trailers and, in the future, plans to make short films.

For more information on The Black Rose and The Black Rose NYC brand, visit the links below!

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CONNECT WITH THE BLACK ROSE:

The Black Rose’s Website:

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@theblackrosenyc

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BOOK BUY LINKS & SALE INFO:

**The Killing Game will be $0.99 during the tour!!**

Amazon:
(The Killing Game: The Blood Negotiators – Book 1)

Amazon:
(The Killing Game Entire Book Series)

Amazon:
(The Killing Game: The Chase – Book 2)

Amazon:
(The Killing Game: The Lost Days – Book 3)

Barnes and Noble:
(The Killing Game: The Blood Negotiators – Book 1)

Barnes and Noble:
(The Killing Game: The Chase – Book 2)

Barnes and Noble:
(The Killing Game: The Lost Days – Book 3)

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

The Black Rose will be awarding $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Mirror of Doom by Bailey Baxter - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Bailey Baxter and her new book, “The Mirror of Doom”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Bailey and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!


The Mirror of Doom
by Bailey Baxter

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GENRE: Middle Grade

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BLURB:

What would you do if you got stuck in another world? 12-year-old Tim Hunter and his two older siblings panicked. Just a little. (Can you blame them?) Unfortunately, the only way they can return home is to steal a magic mirror from an evil queen. Yes, that’s right. Evil! To make matters even worse, enemy soldiers, horrible creatures called galrogs, and even a dragon will do anything to stop them. Do they have what it takes to make it home alive? There’s one way to find out. This fun, fantasy-adventure for middle-grade readers is available on Amazon.com.

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GUEST POST:

What’s Keeping You From Pursuing Your Dreams?

Come on… you know you have them. Deep down inside, you feel like there’s something you were “made” to do. A purpose only YOU can fulfill.

But things get in the way, don’t they?

One of my dreams – my desire to be an author – goes way back to my childhood.

Oh, I toyed with other career ideas – like being a nurse or a pirate. But I can’t stand the sight of blood – and I never could get behind senseless pillaging – so I kept going back to my true love.

Writing.

But here’s the thing. I let my brain get in the way.

Back in that day, self-publishing was not even an option. You had to go through traditional publishers and agents. And the chance of your manuscript being accepted was small.

Even worse, I remember reading at the time that only 20% of authors could survive on the money produced by their books. Just 20%!

That meant I had an 80% chance of failure.

Those odds were unacceptable to me. So, I put my dream of writing books on hold.

Like a dutiful, responsible daughter, I followed my parents’ advice and studied business and marketing in college. I took jobs supporting computers, working at a bank, and managing an accounting office. But the whole time, I was unsatisfied and unfulfilled.

I even became a freelance copywriter, which allowed me to write for a living. And it wasn’t enough.

A dream is a dream.

Look, I’m not going to say pursing your dreams will be easy. Frankly, it was quite the opposite for me. I worked for more than 10 years (on and off) on my first book, “The Mirror of Doom.” That meant I sacrificed my free time during lunch hours, nights, and weekends to make it happen.

Was it worth it?

Absolutely, yes!

I fulfilled a dream.

I just want to encourage you. I don’t know what your dream is. I don’t know what obstacles stand in your way. But take steps toward fulfilling it today.

It doesn’t matter if all you can manage are baby steps. Just keep moving in the right direction. And one day, you will see everything fall into place.

You, too, will see a dream come true.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Ron started down the hallway toward me. “Timmy, give Kat her diary back, or I’ll take it from you myself.”

He would, too. But I wasn’t about to give him the chance.

I turned and threw myself against that mysterious closed door, giving the glass knob a big twist. It opened suddenly, and I found myself stumbling forward into a dark room. Quickly regaining my balance, I shoved the door closed. It took a bit of fumbling in the darkness, but I found the key and quickly turned it.

Locked. And just in time, too.

The doorknob jiggled.

“Timmy, open this door,” Ron said.

“Nope.”

Ron’s fist slammed into the other side of the door with a loud bang. “Open the door, runt!”

“Go away. I’ve got some reading to do.”

“Timmy!” Kat practically screamed my name through the door. “If you even open my diary, I will kill you. Do you understand?”

Oh, I understood all right. But come on! Kat’s diary was usually guarded more closely than Fort Knox. This could be my ONLY opportunity to see what’s inside. I’d be crazy NOT to read it!

I slid the little book out of my pocket and stretched out my other hand to feel for a light switch — and froze, my heart pounding. I heard a noise. It sounded like a footstep.

And it seemed to come from inside the room.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Bailey Baxter is the pen name of a somewhat successful copywriter who writes online "junk mail” for health supplement companies. She's been writing stories since childhood. In fact, when she was 12, Bailey wrote and illustrated tiny books that she stapled together and passed to her friend during class. (She was never caught.)

Bailey grew up in Ellington, CT – a small town where cows outnumbered people 2 to 1. She currently lives in Asheville, NC with a mischievous Shih-tzu named Lucy. Fortunately, Asheville is weird - and proud of it - so it gives her plenty of inspiration and plot ideas for new books.

Her first book, The Mirror of Doom, was inspired by a certain pesky brother named "Jimmy" and the childhood desire to find a wardrobe to a place like Narnia.

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CONNECT WITH BAILEY:

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon Kindle:

Amazon Paperback:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Bailey Baxter will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

Sarah by Teri Polen - Book Tour - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Teri Polen and her new book, “Sarah”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Teri and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!


Sarah
by Teri Polen

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GENRE: YA Horror/Thriller

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BLURB:

Seventeen-year-old horror fan Cain Shannon thought helping a ghost find her killers would be the supernatural adventure of a lifetime. Now, he just hopes to survive long enough to protect his family and friends from her.

A bet between friends goes horribly wrong, resulting in Sarah’s death. When she returns to seek justice against those responsible, Cain agrees to help her. But when he discovers Sarah has been hijacking his body, he realizes she wants retribution instead of justice.

Terrified of what could have happened when he wasn’t in control, Cain commands Sarah to leave his house - but exorcising her isn’t that easy. She retaliates against her murderers in bloody, horrific ways, each death making her stronger, then sets her sights on Cain. With the help of friends, Cain fights to save himself and his loved ones and searches for a way to stop Sarah before she kills again.

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EXCERPT:

Squatting down to sort through the box, my elbow nudged one of the balls and it bounced across the floor a couple of times before I stopped it. When I picked it up to toss it back in the box, I noticed a splotch of red on one side. It was glistening, like the spot was wet, and after running my finger across the ball, I brought it closer for a sniff.

I knew that smell. With the multitude of soccer injuries I’d received over the years, the copperish tangy aroma of blood was all too familiar. Wait – blood? Was Eby injured somewhere up here? But I’d looked around and knew for certain he wasn’t here. Had I stepped on something and cut myself? When I looked down to check my feet, that’s when I saw it. A circular pool of blood on the floor about a foot in diameter. How had I missed this? It hadn’t been here when Finn and I were looking around last night. One of us would have noticed this.

So how did blood get here in the past twenty-four hours?

Then I felt it. Frigid air wrapped itself around me, like it was a living, breathing entity, causing me to gasp. When I let out a shaky exhale, I could see my breath. In a 90 plus degree attic. My gaze shot down to the floor where the blood had been.

It was gone.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Teri Polen loves horror, sci-fi, and fantasy books and movies. She fangirls over The Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and anything Marvel-related. She lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband, sons, and black cat.

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CONNECT WITH TERI:

Website:

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Twitter:

Goodreads Author Page:

Goodreads Book Page:

Amazon Author Page:

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon Kindle:

Amazon Paperback:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Teri Polen will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wet by Ashley Bostock - Blurb Blitz - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Ashley Bostock and her new book, “Wet”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Ashley and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!


Wet
by Ashley Bostock

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GENRE:  Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

I’ve always been, Miranda Phillips, the town pariah. Growing up with neglectful parents, having sought attention from all the guys that were willing to give it to me, I wasn't the most well-behaved kid in Lone Star. Killing an entire pond of Mrs. Potter’s fish when I was sixteen is one of many juvenile delinquent acts I’ve done in my past.

But now I am Lone Star’s reporter, only reporter and I’ve come a long way from being that lost, troubled girl, even if most of the town still judged me for it. I don’t allow anyone to get in the way of what I want. Including Ryan John. So when I corner him in the dark hallway and get him to succumb to the sizzling attraction between us, I know I’m playing with fire.

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Even though I’ve successfully avoided her for two months, I haven't forgotten how she tastes or what she feels like in my arms. And when I get sent a mysterious letter from some company wanting to buy my thousand shares of water rights that have been in my family for over a hundred years, I’m convinced that there is no one…err, better equipped, to help me than Lone Star's only reporter, Miranda Phillips.

I know how desperately she wants me and this letter gives me all the reason I need to spend one night with the girl from the wrong side of town. One night in exchange for her tight investigative skills. And believe me, she's tight, in more ways than one. One night. Because Miranda is trouble and being on the city council, as well as guardian to my younger brother and sister, means I can't afford trouble.

Even if it comes packaged just the way I like.

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EXCERPT THREE:

Yes, I was more attracted to Miranda than any other female I had ever come across, but that didn’t make her girlfriend material. How do I explain all of that to a thirteen-year-old girl? Besides, even though I had a strict no-dating rule for their young ages, I didn’t want to hurt Brianna’s feelings by allowing her to think the boy she was so infatuated with didn’t share her feelings. She was my sister and as cute as she was now, she was going to grow up and become a real heart-breaker. I was fucked.

What in the hell do I do? I lifted my head and asked her to sit down.

“Listen to me, okay? As you can see, Miranda is very beautiful. I’m a guy, I take notice in that because it’s natural so that’s why I look at her that way. Adam probably thinks you’re beautiful too because you are, okay?”

“Okay. But I need to know if he likes me!”

“You’re thirteen, Brianna! It doesn’t matter. Look, I’m sorry. Yes, okay. If he was looking at you the way I was looking at Miranda, then yes, he likes you.”

Somehow I’m going to regret this later.

“Soooo, you like Miranda, then? Is she going to be your girlfriend?”

Not much later. Was I seriously having this conversation with my thirteen-year-old sister?

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AUTHOR BIO:


Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado where she currently resides with her husband, two children, her dog and two cats. She loves reading, writing, and music and is always trying to find more time in the day to incorporate all three.

Seeking an outlet and pursuing her life-long passion for writing, she began composing her first novel in late 2013. She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list.

She carries a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom.

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CONNECT WITH ASHLEY:

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BOOK BUY LINK:

Amazon:

Barnes and Noble:

Kobo:

Google Play:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Ashley Bostock will be awarding $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.