Sunday, January 26, 2014

K.A. Robinson's Release of Tainted and Giveaway!!

In honor of the release of the third book in the Torn Series, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, K.A. Robinson is hosting a MEGA giveaway!

 Click on the cover and it will take you to the rafflecopter!!
Part One: Facing My Demons
Drake lost everything the day Chloe walked away from him. Feeling angry and hurt by her abandonment, he dives deeper into his cocaine use. Each day becomes a struggle for him. After his band is picked up by a recording studio in Los Angeles, things go from bad to worse. What happens to a man who has lost everything he ever truly cared about?

Part Two: Learning to Love Again
When Drake showed up on Chloe’s doorstep, begging for forgiveness, she couldn’t turn him away. To Chloe, loving Drake is like breathing and she couldn’t bring herself to let him go again.

But what happens next? Follow Chloe and Drake as they learn to forgive and heal together.

Will Drake’s fame get in the way of their happily ever after? Or is love enough to keep them together?

The epic conclusion to Drake and Chloe’s story.

Don't forget to pick up your copy today!

As always, until next time...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rockin' the Heart Blog Tour by Gracen Miller

I'm thrilled to be part of the blog tour for my friend, Gracen Miller's upcoming release... Rockin' the Heart! It looks amazing. Make sure to scroll all the way down, Gracen was very generous and gave us the first chapter to wet our whistles with our new book boyfriend, Fang, and she has a rafflecopter going on with some amazing prizes!  
If music nourishes the soul…

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath “Fang” Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family—his band mates and fans.

A man can desire nothing else…or can he?

Living in the shadow of her brother’s fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants—a simple and uncomplicated life. She’s no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she’s inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far?

Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody…

Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can’t have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There’s just one major problem...she’s his best friend’s sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all.

One that might be responsible for Rockin the Heart!

Chapter One
Heath was a rock star god. The tight lines fanning outward from his silver eyes classified him as a pissed off rock star god.
“Wanna tell me what you did this time to get the platinum treatment?” He indicated the jail cell, while ramming his fingers through his shaggy, jet-black hair.
Preferring to shrink into the shadows and avoid a confrontation with him, Sam took a deep breath and rose from the bench. She stepped away from the metal seat to draw closer to the bars dividing them.
She’d expected her brother, Jason—Jase—to ride to her rescue. Like always. Her foundation. Predictable. Dependable. Rattled by her sibling’s abandonment, she ogled the skull on Heath’s shirt, mortification overwhelming her.
If Heath was Jase’s replacement, then he’d been serious when he said ‘don’t call me the next time you’re arrested.’ She’d assumed he yelled that in anger. She was surprised he’d bothered to offer aid at all.
Gut hollow at her brother’s desertion, she cleared the ache out of her throat and asked, “Can’t you just bail me out and we’ll forget this ever happened?”
Knowing he wouldn’t go for that suggestion, Sam swallowed hard and shuffled her feet. Disappointing Jase was one thing, but letting Heath down was an entirely different matter. She’d crushed on the man since her tenth birthday when he’d given her a heart-shaped jewelry box. Didn’t matter he’d been too old for her at a mature fourteen. That infatuation hadn’t waned with age either, but only grown stronger. Not that he showed her a stitch of interest. To him, she was nothing more complicated than a kid sister.
His digits curled around one of the bars. The tattoo lettering on his left knuckles fit his current disposition—ired. On the other hand the letters H-O-T-W graced his knuckles. If read together, they spelled out the name of his band: Hot Wired.
“Not this time, Samantha.”
She cringed. The only time he broke out her full name was when he was upset or disappointed with her.
“You been drinking?”
“You know I haven’t.” Just shy of twenty-one, in her world getting liquor wasn’t an issue. Neither was alcohol her preferred drug of choice.
She rolled her eyes, the question too stupid to warrant a response.
“This type of publicity is bad news for the band.” She’d heard that one before. None of her recklessness damaged Hot Wired’s career. Not that she sought to hinder their mega stardom. She wasn’t that selfish, she just struggled with controlling her impulses on occasion.
Therapy failed to help. Yelling spawned further rebellion.
Living under the umbrella of the band’s fame grew tiresome. Her life should be her own, to live however she pleased. Weary of the media hounding her, she craved going back to a time when nobody knew her name. A normal life like when she’d been a kid.
She’d grown up on daydreams of the band making it to the big times. They won the lottery of recording deals, while Sam discovered stardom came at a high price. Along with that knowledge came the freebie of all lessons…fantasies were often better than reality. The last time she’d visited the mall without a trail of vipers eager to report her purchases she’d been fifteen.
Was it too much to ask to have a date the world didn’t scrutinize? Even the loss of her virginity made headline news. That act should’ve come with the expectation of privacy. Thanks to the tabloids, Jase almost burst a blood vessel over that exploitation.
Once she’d picked her nose in public on purpose because a rag-reporter stalked her. Scratched her butt on another occasion. Gave them something to write. Those were the photographs and articles that gave her incentive to laugh.
“The only reason they’re not pressing charges is because of Jase.”
“Thanks for the reminder.” Along with it came the reminder that her brother sent Heath instead of coming himself.
Despite the news-hounds, she got out of a lot of shit thanks to her brother’s identity. This incident would be all over the rags and Internet before morning.
‘Hot Wired’s drummer’s sister is at it again!’ They’d go on to paint her wild and immoral comportment.
Have at it you fucks. Can’t hurt me any more than you already have, but what about the band?
Distance from Hot Wired would aid all of them. She’d get her peace of mind back, and they’d be devoid of the rebel-rouser in their group.
She’d mentioned changing her last name and moving back to their Southern roots in the small Alabama town where she’d been born. Jase had gone bat-shit crazy at the suggestion and went on and on about how their parents would be rolling over in their grave at her abandoning the family name.
The name-change idea had been discarded. Swept under the rug like a dust bunny never to be spoken of again.
Torn between two worlds, Sam was suffocating. Living with someone she couldn’t have in a world where she didn’t belong.
She sank back down onto the bench and lay down on the uncomfortable metal, staring at the ceiling. “Go away, Heath. I’m not in the mood for a lecture.”
A sigh came from him, followed by a long pause. She anticipated he’d argue, but she focused on the water spot marring the tiled ceiling and prepared herself to fight back.
The sound of his retreating boots hitting concrete echoed in the room. His exit surprised her, but relieved her too. Faced with his disappointment, she vowed again she’d terminate her criminal behavior.
She settled the backside of her wrist against her forehead. She made that promise to herself often and botched the good intentions each time.
After a moment, a new set of footsteps approached the cell. Even with her eyes closed she determined the intruder wasn’t Heath. In a room full of guests, she could identify his gait. Heath’s solid steps and long stride made for a unique swagger that bespoke his self-confidence. Celebrated his rocker status. Watching him walk compared to admiring art. Ogling his ass as he strode away…eye-gasms.
This individual’s fast-paced walk reminded her of the peppered rounds of gunfire. She waited for the person to speak. The clink of metal striking metal and locks disengaging snagged her attention. She turned her head. The thirty-something deputy swung the cell-door open. “You’re free to go, Ms. Collins.”
Sam rolled off the bench and grinned at the officer as she sidled past him. She’d bragged as they booked her that they wouldn’t hold her long and the charges wouldn’t stick.
In the lobby, Heath waited for her with his hands shoved in his jeans pocket. His shaggy-butchered hair shadowed his eyes, doing a good job of hiding his expression, but the hard line of his jaw indicated he’d married his irritation. Lectures were sure to come.
Looking at him, no one would guess he rocked the panties off chicks worldwide. With his long-sleeved, pull-over black shirt, sporting a white skull, his snug well-worn jeans and scuffed boots, he appeared as average as any hard American worker.
That’s what I need to warm my cold bed. Average. Not my brother’s best friend and rock star god.
There was nothing average about Heath Fangor—Fang to his band mates and the world. Neither would he seduce her. Not even as a one-time gig. The man and his fucked up principals…or maybe they were her fucked up principals because she couldn’t say for sure if she’d enter into a one-night-stand with him if he begged for one. She wanted more, and a one-nighter would be difficult to live with.
“Thanks for the bail out, Fang.” She breezed past him with all intention of snubbing him, but he caught her arm. He held on tight, giving her a warning glare when she tried to jerk free.
“Don’t be ungrateful, brat.” He towed her toward the elevator.
“Thanks for the autograph, Fang!” She glanced back at the deputy who’d released her from the cell. He waved a piece of paper at them, grinning ear-to-ear.
Heath shoved her into the lift. The moment the doors shut, he slammed his palms down on either side of her head. Sam sucked in a breath, her eyes frozen on his sexy-ass mouth. The bottom lip was slightly puffier than the top, nice and pink, and wet. He’d probably licked them, which explained the sheen. She had naughty fantasies with them as the star of the show navigating her body. The damage she suspected they could accomplish created a slippery situation in her panties.
A slight tilt of his lips before he said, “Eyes on mine.”
She refocused and locked onto his silver gaze. The accusations she saw there struck her like a blow to the gut. Looking away would be easier, but Heath had a way of holding her to a higher level with just a penetrating stare. His expectations were tall, and she despised him for having such grand aspirations for her.
“What’s gotten into you? Base diving—”
“That was fun. You should try it.”
“—bar brawls, knifing chicks in Miami—”
“Hey! I was found innocent of that allegation!”
Elevating his eyebrows, he called her statement a lie without uttering a word.
“—and now you’re adding grand theft auto to your long list of offenses.”

Gracen Miller
Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society.  When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels, movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen and her writing or to leave her a comment, visit her at the following sites:

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Vampire Academy Movie

I have to admit, when I first heard the "powers that be" in the movie world were going to turn one of my all time favorite books into a major motion picture I could barely contain my excitement. However, after the rash of amazing books that have been horribly adapted for big screen magic, I'm really afraid to go see Vampire Academy. 

I love this series by Richelle Mead and couldn't bear to see it mangled. As a fan, it would absolutely destroy the mental image of the characters that I have grown so attached to and love and it would piss me off!

So, a friend of mine is going to see it before me, since they moved the release date up about a week to February 7, 2014. My hubby and I are going to see it for Valentine's Day, but only if my friend says it's up to par. 

What do you guys think?

What's the best book to movie adaptation you've seen and what is the worst?

As always, until next time...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cover Reveal for Vampire for Valentine's Day by K.B. Miller

The third book book in the Magic Library Book series it on its way!!! Please feel free to use the banner and share this as much as possible with all of your friends and little readers <3 ~K.B.

Valentine's Crushes, Castles, and Vampires...

Valentine’s Day in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia will never be the same. When eleven-year-old, Dex Tomlin turns to his nine-year-old best sidekick, Luther Ramirez for advice on girls, he finds out that becoming a sparkly vampire might just be the only way to win Lucy Thompson’s heart.

However, after finding the Magic Library Book, Dex decides the only way to get Lucy’s attention is to become a vampire. Will Luther be able to help his friend, or will Dex stay a vampire forever?

Find out in;
A Vampire for Valentine’s Days.

Make sure you add Vampire for Valentine's Day for your little one to-be-read list on Goodreads list.

As always, until next time...

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chuya's Review for Finding Kia by Airicka Phoenix

Kia Valentines had always accepted the fact that she was a nerd, a nobody. It was a badge she wore with honor, until the day she saved Claudia DeLorenzo’s life and lost herself.
When offered the chance to shed her identity for a single night, Kia never believed it would change her life. It was one night. It meant nothing, or it shouldn't have. But that single night turned out to be her undoing when she finds passion in the arms of the one person she can never have.

Adam Chaves was more than just a gorgeous face, he made her laugh, but more importantly, when he looked at her, she felt like the most beautiful girl on earth. But Adam has no idea that Kia was the girl behind the mask and Kia has no intention of telling him. But a secret could only be kept if no one else knows about it. Claudia knows and she wants something Kia isn't willing to give in order to keep it.

Will Kia succumb? And just how far is Claudia willing to go to get what she wants?

My Review

If I had more handbags to give, I would!
OMG Finding Kia has taken me back to what I now see as a simpler time but man that was SO NOT the case back then. LOL
Airicka Phoenix has captured all those feelings I too had as a teenager. Fading in the background and staying out of dramas way was what Kia found bliss and a happy way of life. I totally get that. I really do.
When she decides that a change is in order, I shouted in my empty house for her as I read it. Lol. I loved this book. Cover to cover. Great read for all ages. Moms, share this book with your daughters and vice versa. Great job Airicka Phoenix! I look forward to reading the next one.
Happy Reading.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Mega Announcement!!!!

As most of you know, between being a mom, wife and full time writer... in my world, reading is always put on the back burner. I read as often as I can, but not as much as I would like! And, definitely not enough to keep you guys up to your little eyeballs in reviews and book recommendations. That's why I approached one of my street team members, and dear friend to help me. Thank goodness, she loves me, because she has agreed ;)

Let me introduce you to Chuya! She has agreed to post her reviews on my blog and to accept some review requests from other authors! Totally awesome, right?
It is! If you look up above this post, you'll see a new tab titled; Chuya's Reviews. Inside you will find, the genres, formats, and turn-around times of the books that she'll review. The email address to contact her is also available :) 

So, from now on when you see the Owl rating, you'll know it's me and when you see the blue purses like below, it's Chuya! Please leave my blogging buddy a comment and say hi! And, authors drop her an email if you think she's be interested in reading your book!

I'll be taking a few weeks off from social media to finish writing two books and complete the edits on two more. Like I said on New Year's Day... 2014 is mine!
5 Purses = Family will starve tonight
4 Purses = Family eats it crispy tonight
3 Purses = Family dinner is edible tonight 
2 Purses = Family compliments meal tonight 
1 Purse = Family got a homemade dessert tonight 

As always, until next time...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Birthright by Willow Cross gets a make-over!!

The Dark Gifts Series by Willow Cross is receiving a makeover, one book at a time! I have loved this series since first stumbling upon it almost two years ago. If you're looking for a dark paranormal read with just a hint of romance... this is the series for you!

Birthright (Book I in The Dark Gifts series)
For one-thousand years, Druid prophecies foretold of a young witch destined to alter the fate of both human and immortal alike. This witch-turned-vampire would be capable of harnessing the supernatural abilities of both and, in a bloody rise to power, would rule with unwavering control.
Unwillingly thrust into a world she never dreamed existed, Liz Markum is catapulted into an ancient war between rival vampire factions. She must choose between those she loves and the ever-present darkness attempting to devour her very soul.
Only one question remains: Will Liz claim her birthright or surrender to the dark gift?
One choice.
One chance.
Two destinies.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Just an FYI post

Happy January 2nd! I just wanted to remind everyone that I only review books that I purchase. Unsolicited books sent to my email will not be downloaded and read. My personal assistant deletes those emails immediately.

I wish that I could read every book out there, but sadly that simply isn't the case. Being a writer, wife, and mother puts major time constraints on the amount of time allotted for reading. So, I choose what I'm in the mood for and purchase it. 

Starting next week, I will be adding a reviewer to this blog who will accept those requests. Stay tuned! Thank you so much for all of your support!

BTW... have you guys checked out my website? Have you tweeted the #TwitchyWitch? Click on the highlighted words and come, say Hi! <3 Love you guys!

As always, until next time...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Here's to 2014!!

As I sit at my desk composing my thoughts, I'm thoroughly reflecting on the last twelve months. It has been an incredible journey of self-discovery and growth! I've learned so much about my strengths and weaknesses both as a person and an author. I had (notice this is past tense) a horrible habit of procrastinating. (I was terrified of success) I'm actually a really funny person, when I allow myself to be, and I really suck at writing erotica! <-- No joke!

I'm so glad that all of you have joined me on the ride this far. I hope that you'll continue, because 2014 is going to be even better!

Between new book projects, conventions and a few personal endeavors I'm honestly bouncing up and down with anticipation for this new chapter in my life to begin.

To each and everyone of you, I hope that the New Year brings you happiness, success and love.


As always, until next time...