Monday, November 30, 2015

Authors Korner with Desiree Deorto

This week on Author's Korner, we have the very talented Desiree Deorto. She is well known in the writing as one of the up and coming dark fantasy authors. It wouldn't surprise me if we end up seeing one of her series on the SciFy channel one day.

Desiree, I have a few categories that I'd like you to tell your fans what your favorites are. Here we go!

Top 10 Songs
Whore by In This Moment
Again by Flyleaf
Careless Whisper by Seether
Big Bad Wolf by In This Moment
Prayer by Disturbed
I Am Machine by Three Days Grace
Fourth of July by Fall Out Boy
Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
My Curse by Killswitch Engage
Zombie by The Cranberries

Favorite Movie
Phantom Of The Opera

Favorite TV Shows
Naruto, The Wallflower (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge), Game of Thrones, The Originals, Reign, Once Upon A Time, and am just now getting into Supernatural (thank you Netflix!)

YOUR Favorite Books
Oh lawd. Um The Giver by Louis Lowry, The Stolen Empire Series by Sherry Ficklin (all hail mother russia!), Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, anything written by Stacey Marie Brown, Cameron Jace or Eloisa James.

Person that you would most want to meet and have dinner with and why?
Edgar Allen Poe, because I'd love to get a first hand glance at the twisted darkness that is his mind.

Here is how you enter the giveaway. Answer Desi's questions in the comments section and next sunday, 12/6th we'll pick one of you to win an ecopy of her latest hit, Center Ring !!

Desi, ask the fans a few questions
What is the ONE thing you hate to see in a heroine?
What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to romance?
How dark can you handle a book?

Author Biography
Author Bio: Desiree DeOrto is a mother of four adorable little hellions. When she's not busy wiping noses, stopping toddler WWIII, cooking, or cleaning she can be found creating complex characters in believable worlds, throwing confetti, or causing general mayhem. Desiree believes in the power of words, and works hard to create an escape from reality through her stories.


Fear runs rampant, horror comes alive, and an ancient curse comes to light in the Dark Circus. 

As the star of the show, Candace is trapped between what she knows and what her mind demands her heart to see. 
She was raised knowing that when it comes to the Circus, nothing is what it seemed, but even some things were too terrifying for her to believe. 

The cards are stacked against her, and the stage is set. As time begins to run out a new show arises, one that brings evil to life. 
When she steps into the Center Ring, Candace understands that she'll never be able to turn back. The only certainty she holds is that she will die, but how is what the Tarot cards refuse to show. 

Thrust into solving the mystery of her impending death she knows that only The Fool would wait for someone else to save her. But when you don't know who she can trust, how can she hope to save herself?


The Elder Race was a story told around campfires. Aliens, monsters, mad men. Those who believed were called insane, but they were right. They came from space, the seas, and below the earth. Turns out they were waiting, patiently waiting all this time. For what, no one knew, until now. They’re coming for what they think is rightfully theirs, the half-breeds that are part human, part Elder. 

Once The Rising began, those who were different were gathered. Separated from the life they knew, those they loved, and moved into camps where they were tested and given the choice. But for Elizabeth, there was no choice at all. They meant to make super soldiers out of them. What they discovered instead was something that no one ever expected. 

Sometimes monsters aren’t the things you can’t see, but rather, they’re the weapons of your own creation. When you’re part Elder, and part human, it’s hard to see which side of you is the true hero, and which side is the monster. Everything Elizabeth thought she knew about herself and the world around her is changing, but will she be able to get through The Rising alive? Or will she become what the Government wants her to be: The ultimate weapon.


*** WARNING*** 
Rated 17+ due to language and sexual content 

The people of Shiloh, Virginia thought it was just a story. A legend to keep children from misbehaving. A challenge to prove you have courage. What they didn't know was that it was real. All of it was real. 

When Starlette McKinley moved from the sparkling lights of LA to the sleepy town of Shiloh, she didn't know that she would be the catalyst. She didn't know that the rage and energy pulsing through her would be the key to unleashing an unsurmountable power that would either be the saving of mankind, or its destruction. 

The blood will run, and the prophecy will be revealed. But will she be able to overcome the insurmountable odds? Or will she succumb to the energy within, welcoming the darkness that has become her only friend.


The legend has become reality, even if the people of Shiloh, Virginia don’t know it yet. 

Starlette McKinley had moved across the US only to find that the darkness raging inside of her wasn’t something of her own creation. It wasn’t something that could be medically treated by psychiatrists or any type of medication. The darkness was her power, and it was going to stay. 

When she accepts that the greatest threat of all lies within herself, she will have to choose: Push away all those that she loves in order to keep them safe, or keep them near and witness their deaths. 

Only through the help of The Divine will she be able to face what is to come. But at what cost? What sacrifice will The Divine demand as payment?

Desiree also wears another hat... that of graphic designer and artist. She has multiple pre-made covers up for sale on her artist page, found here. She also does custom work, and let me just tell you it is AH-mazing! She is actually in the process of doing a few covers for me now :) So check her out!

Desi will also be attending the Once Upon a Book Author Signing and Happily ever after ball 8/12-8/13 2016. For more information on this event please to click here.

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As always, until next time...

A Different Christmas by CM Doporto Monday 11/30

Title: A Different Christmas, A University Park Series Novella
Release Date: November 30, 2015
The final chapters in Raven and Lexi’s epic love story that began with Opposing Sides.

Having been through hell and back, Raven and Lexi beat the odds stacked against them and came out on the winning side together. For the past several months, Raven’s been working hard to show Lexi he can be the husband she deserves and the father their soon-to-be born twins need. Playing pro-football is proving to be more challenging than they thought.

As the weeks pass and her due date nears, old demons resurface, threatening to destroy what they’ve worked hard to rebuild. The birth of their twins reminds them despite long practice sessions, football games, and the holidays, what’s most important is the greatest gift of all: love.

**This novella takes place before the epilogue in The Winning Side and A Different Side. This is a standalone story, but it is recommended you read the series.**

I pulled into the park and stopped a few feet shy of the valet stop. Night had set in and the weather was a nice sixty degrees. Perfect for a train ride and a stroll through the park.
“We’re here.” I leaned over and helped Lexi remove the mask.
“Oh wow.” She blinked a few times and looked around. “This is beautiful, Raven.” She peered out the window like kid anxious to run through an amusement park. “Do they always decorate the park with Christmas lights?”
“Yes, Celebration in the Oaks has been a New Orleans’s traditions since I can remember.”
“How fun.”
 “I bought us tickets for a train ride, which takes us around the park to see the Christmas lights.”
“Oh that’s perfect.” She smiled and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
“If you’re up to it, we can walk around afterwards. If not, I understand.” I wasn’t sure if she could handle strolling through the park with her big belly. I felt bad for all the weight she was carrying around.
“Exercise is good for me, so I don’t mind.”
“We’ll see how you feel after the train ride.” I pulled forward to the valet porter.
We got out of the vehicle and walked toward the train station. Festive holiday music played and thousands of lights twinkled in a variety of colors. Some outlined the huge oak trees and others draped the moss-covered cypress trees. Various lighted displays were spread throughout the park creating a magical winter spectacular. Decorated Christmas trees lined the walkway giving it a cozy, intimate feel.
“This reminds me of last year when you took me to downtown Fort Worth and we went ice skating.” 
“I know.” I laced my fingers through hers. “This was the weekend we hooked up and you stayed with me.”
Lexi stopped and turned to me. “Oh no…”
“Happy Anniversary, baby.”
She covered her face with her hand. “How could I forget?”
 “It’s okay.” I chuckled. “You got a lot going on.”
“Not more than you.” Disappointment laced her beautiful features. “No wonder you gave me the diamond earrings during dinner.” She shook her head. “I thought you were giving me an early Christmas gift. I’m such a loser.”
“No you’re not.” I drew Lexi close to me. “You’re about to give birth to twins. I don’t think that puts you anywhere in the loser category.”
“But I didn’t buy you anything.” Her hands rested on my chest.
My eyes wandered behind her as the deep voices tried to enter my head. Telling me Lexi would never marry me. That she’d never be my wife. That all of this was just temporary. I shook my head and aligned my eyes with her. “There’s only one thing I want from you, Lexi.”
Her gaze tore from mine. “I know. Please be patient with me. Okay?”
I lifted her chin, bringing our gazes together again. “I already told you, I’m not going anywhere.”
“Good. Because I’m not going to let you.” She smiled and then backed away, latching on to my hand. “Come on, let’s go have some fun. I might not be able to ice skate, but we can at least enjoy the lights.”
“You got it, baby.”
We boarded the train for the two-mile ride around the park. We laughed and talked the entire time as we passed the blinking Christmas displays, which included the animated Cajun Night Before Christmas display and the iconic snowman, Mr. Bingle, a New Orleans’ favorite. It was fun and festive and by the smile on Lexi’s face, I knew she was having a good time.
“The lights were beautiful,” Lexi said, as I helped her step off the train. “I’m so glad you thought of this.”
“I wasn’t sure it would be a good idea, since you were so far along.”
She waved off my comment. “I’m pregnant, not handicap.”
“I know, but it can’t be easy lugging around two babies.”
“It’s not.” She huffed. “But it’s only temporary.”
“Thank, God.” I wrapped my arm around her. “Because I miss you lying naked on top of me.”
A soft moan escaped her lips. “I miss that, too.”
“How long do we have to wait?” I cautiously asked.
Her eyes darted to the sky. “I think six weeks, but it might be longer for C-section. I don’t know, but don’t let me forget to ask.”
“Don’t worry, I won’t.” Apparently I wasn’t the only one missing the great sex. 
“So, have you decided on the names?” I held up my arm, pointing at my watch. “Times ticking.”
“I know.” Lexi nodded repeatedly. “But this isn’t my decision alone. You have to agree, too.”
“Okay. Then let’s decide tonight.” I spotted a vendor selling coffee and pastries.
“You want something?”
“Do you have to ask?” She winked. “You know my weakness.”

About the Author:
CM Doporto
Born and raised in the United States of America in the great state of Texas, CM Doporto resides there with her husband and son, enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Red Head Parrot and several fish. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, where she is associated with the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter. To learn more about her upcoming books, visit  and sign up to receive email notifications. You can also like CM Doporto’s fan page on Facebook and follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Twitter: @cm_doporto

As always, until next time...

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Journey with MS week #2

I have to say this week has been rough... to say the least. I'm back in the full swing of writing, editing, formatting, promoting, blogging, insta-twitter-facebooking (I made that word up! Yes, you can use it and you are welcome, lol), making graphics, networking with other authors, doing the mommy and wife thing, plus getting ready for Christmas. Whoo! I'm tired again just thinking about all I've done! And I've done it all while dealing with this bitch they call MS!!

Everyday is a struggle. I know that I need to rest, but I also don't want to disappoint you guys again. So, my happy medium is to work from bed most of the day, and when I feel a bit stronger I head downstairs (most of the time sliding on my ample bum) to take care of things that need to be done there. I'm quite proud of myself. I refuse to give up. My resolve is an inherited trait from my parents, and I'm embracing it. But I have to say, I'm one of the lucky ones. When I went to see my neurologist for the first time, my husband went with me of course. As I sat in the waiting room trying desperately to hand write legibly all of my medical information on the forms, my phone rang and the waiting room door opened. My dad was calling and Bryce's mom walked in the waiting room... both just wanting me to know that I had their support no matter what. The doctor told me that lots of MS patients don't have the network of family, friends, love, and support that I do. 

That's the moment that I knew, I would make it. It's a hard road to endure and not one that I willingly signed up for, but I'll take on the burden and instead of looking at my glass half empty, I smile to myself and say, "I say, looky there... I have a glass full of love, sunshine, and smiles!" Yeah, I'm gonna make it.
MS is such a debilitating disease, and I haven't told you guys EVERYTHING that it's done to me because it's personal. I've been asked if I would write a book about my journey and struggles. Maybe. I never say never, but right now I'm just happy decorating for Christmas, baking, writing again, talking to friends and family and just flat out living life. I'll be back next week with my weekly update, but until then... I think the graphic below pretty much sums it up!
Tune in next Saturday to see what adventures MS takes us on! LOL!

As always, until next time...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Five Free Books Friday

It's FRIDAY!!!! That means we're featuring Five Free Books!! I've downloaded these books and added them to my TBR, and I hope that you will too! Click on each cover and it will take you right to Amazon! Without further jibber-jabber, here we go!

A dark twist on faeries. For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen Faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin, has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie.

Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be. 

Books in this series: 
Prequel: Evangeline ~currently FREE 
Book 0.1: The Withering Palace 
Book 1: Ever Shade ~ FREE 
Book 2: Ever Fire 
Book 3: Ever Winter 
Book 3.5: The Cursed 
Book 4: Ever Wrath 
Book 5: History of Fire 
Book 6: Ever Dead

MC Romance

I did six years in prison to protect the Grove Motorcycle Club. Now free, I remain trapped in their lies. The only freedom I find is in the bed of a girl who's no one's favorite.

The club owns me and I see no escape until Bo. With his rough manner, I should protect my heart. If only it were so easy.

Used is a standalone romance with sexual and violent themes.

Join author Belinda Boring in her first ever New Adult Historical Romance Fantasy novella. 


Three enchanted hearts . . . 
Two honorable men . . . 
One important choice . . . 
An unforgettable Midsummer Night's Festival. 

** This novella is approximately 35,600 words and part of the A Midsummer Night's Anthology with authors Lacey Weatherford and Kamery Solomon ** 


How do you choose between mere moments and a lifetime? 

Aithne was raised on fairytales, spending hours daydreaming about meeting one of the elusive Fae. Little did she know, hidden in the shadows, a Fae Prince stood watching. All it took was one glance and Hadrian became enchanted, unable to stay away. Revealing his presence, Aithne's life was forever changed as her childhood fantasies of magic became a reality. 

With each encounter, Aithne fell deeper in love and even though she knew Hadrian couldn't offer her the future she craved, it was enough. That was until William, the local blacksmith's son and friend, stepped forward. Wearing his own heart on his sleeve, and eager to claim Aithne as his wife, there was nothing William wouldn't do for the girl he loved. Even if it meant risking it all at the Midsummer Night's festival.

What does every young girl wish for on her sixteenth birthday? Not to be told she's a witch, that's for sure!
But what if it comes with powers, a hot romance, and exciting adventure?
Of Witches and Warlocks Series Book One, The Trouble with Spells

"As a very long time fan of the television show Charmed I particularly enjoyed the reading of "The Trouble With Spells", ... it was a fun book to sit down and enjoy for the day!" Jackie Burris, Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories 

"Forget Team Edward, Team Jacob, Team anybody.... it's all Vance Mangum and Of Witches and Warlocks, baby!" Belinda Boring, The Bookish Snob & The Romance Reviews

**The Of Witches and Warlocks series:
1. The Trouble With Spells
2. The Demon Kiss
3. Blood of the White Witch
4. The Dark Rising
5. Possession of Souls 

Sometimes, even the gods can't change their fate... 

Vegas is not where Karly had imagined herself to be at this point in her life.She was supposed to be living in California, soaking up the sun and enjoying the life of an artist. Instead, she's just moving out of her parent's house and going to a school that could loosely be called her second choice. When she meets Zeus Drakos, owner of the new hit casino and resort in town, he seems just like every other jerk guy out there. How was she supposed to know who he really was?

As always, until next time...

Review: In My Dreams by Cameo Renae

Title: In My Dreams
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: CHBB
Cover Design: Steph’s Cover Designs
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The dreams were happening again. 

It was something seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Hayes thought she’d outgrown. She didn’t want them anymore; detailed premonitions of how people would die. 

One night, Lizzy’s worst nightmare occurs. She dreams of her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers his car was found in a river, along with his lifeless body. 

Confusion settles deep within when Michael appears alive in her dreams. He warns her, attempting to keep her safe from the very person who murdered him.

Awake, Lizzy must pull on her inner strength, not only to save herself, but also her friends whose lives are in danger. 

In My Dreams is a story of trust, friendship, courage, and true love that lives beyond the grave.

Sadly losing loved ones is a part of this life. I hate saying goodbyes. I hate funerals. I always wondered too if this is it for us. Is there no after life? Well Cameo's In My Dreams will be ❤️ Forever In My Heart ❤️! 

I hope too that there is so much more for us when we leave this world. Thank you Cameo for sharing this touching story. Elizabeth and Michael's love is an epic story. Their bond is everyone's dream.

I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE. I could kick myself for not reading this sooner lol. Grab your tissues because I myself needed them a couple times myself. I give this book ...

Author Bio:
My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. :) Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them.

In My Dreams & Hidden Wings were both recently published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Descent (A Hidden Wings novella) will be released May 15, 2013, and Broken Wings (Book 2 in the Hidden Wings Series) will be released June 1, 2013.

One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn... ♥ Until then... I'll keep writing! ;)

Follow Cameo on:
Twitter: @CameoRenae

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Thursday, November 26, 2015


Yet another year has passed, hopefully finding each of us surrounded by the ones we love, and love us back. 
This time of the year always finds me fighting through mixed emotions. I miss my mom, but am also thankful for so many blessings that I've received.

I'm thankful for my family and friends.
I'm thankful for my improving health.
I'm thankful that I have a wonderful medical team.
I'm thankful for each and every one of you.
I'm thankful that I can write again.
I'm thankful for books to read and the ability to read them.
I'm thankful for each and every breath I take.
I'm thankful for my faith.
I'm thankful for our military.
I'm thankful for my life.

This Thanksgiving, as you sit around your bountiful table, please remember to say a prayer for our military and their families.

From our family to yours,
Happy Thanksgiving! 

As always, until next time...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Movie Review of Spy 11/25

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.
- Written by 20th Century Fox
119 minutes in length

My Review
O.M.F.G!! Melissa McCarthy as CIA analyst, Susan Cooper is EVERYTHING! She is my new hero! Her facial expressions are priceless and the one liners are off the chain. I didn't stop laughing through the entire movie. As a matter of fact, I was still laughing an hour after the movie was over. The actions scenes were intense, and up to par with any action movie starring icons like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, or Vin Diesel! I recommend Spy to anyone and everyone who enjoys laughing and knife fights all at the same time! 

The Cast
Jude Law as Bradley Fine
Jason Statham as Rick Ford
Miranda Hart as Nancy Artingstall
Peter Serafinowicz as Aldo

As always, until next time...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cover Reveal for The Storm by Samantha Towle Tuesday 11.24

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Who's excited for more Jake Wethers? I know I am! Mark your calendars ladies - we get more Jake and Tru on his birthday - December 23rd!!! Check out the HOT cover!!!!!
the storm amazon
STORM (noun)—a turbulent disturbance; a disruption or dispute.
Jake Wethers’s life is perfect. He’s married to the woman he’s always loved, and they have three beautiful children. The Mighty Storm is still going strong, and his record label is thriving.
Jake has everything—a life he thought he would never have and one that he didn’t think he deserved.
Not so long ago, Jake’s life wasn’t perfect. The unexpected and untimely death of his best friend, Jonny Creed, sent an already out-of-control Jake spiraling down further.
Drug addiction. Alcohol. Women.
Jake was in the fast lane to following Jonny to the grave until Tru Bennett walked back into his life and changed everything.
But now, the past that Jake left behind has come back to find him. And what the past brings with it is going to be one of the biggest challenges he has ever faced.
Release Date: December 23, 2015
Cover Designed By: Najla Qamber Designs
Sam is keeping details about THE STORM under wraps so there will be no teasers at the moment, but she is sharing a song from the book that is used in a pivotal scene in the book - enjoy Never Tear Us Apart by Inxs
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AboutTheAuthor samantha towle
New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since.
She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.
A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.
Book 1 - The Mighty Storm
Kindle Edition
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Book 2 - Wethering the Storm
Kindle Edition
Paper Back
Book 3 - Taming the Storm
Kindle Edition
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