Monthly Archives: February 2016

New Release: We Were Here by Daisy Prescott

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In the 90s …

texting involved paper and a pen …

… our selfies were Polaroids …

… our favorite music was on mix tapes.

Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic.

We were friends and lovers.

We thought we knew everything.

We knew nothing.

We were here.

This is the story of seven college friends, falling in and out of love, and discovering who they are. Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. It can be read as a standalone New Adult romance.

“We Were Here is a bucketload of ALL THE FEELS…” — New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent

“We Were Here is the mixed tape of romance! A sweet, fun and sometimes angsty trip through the soundtrack of the 90’s.” Helena Hunting, New York Times Bestselling Author

“This story isn’t a story. It’s a feeling. It’s a memory. It is love. It is sadness. It is fear. It is the past. It is the future.” Brittany, Goodreads Reviewer

 

We Were Here by Daisy Prescott Author
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Supernatural Chronicles Blog Parade–Excerpt

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We are so excited to bring you the Mardi Gras Blog Parade for The Supernatural Chronicles! The Supernatural Chronicles is a fantastic box set with stories from ten different authors each celebrating a distinct supernatural creature! This is the Supernatural Chronicles: The New Orleans Collection. The Tour goes from February 1st-February 10th with different authors and content each day of the tour! Make sure you check out each stop along the way and enter to win the 1 of 10 Mystery Boxes!! See why everyone is talking about #DYNAMIS, and stop by The Supernatural Chronicles Facebook Discussion Group!

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Amazon ** Barnes & Noble ** Kobo ** iBooks

 

Ten authors and one grand scheme of mayhem and magic

in the depths of New Orleans.

 

About The Supernatural Chronicles: The New Orleans Collection:

Beneath the brow of Bourbon and French architecture, the iris of New Orleans swirls with flecks of worlds and beings unknown to mankind. Come with us as we chronicle their journey—each supernatural race must hunt for an offering in hopes of saving their own. Skinwalkers, Wolves, Vampires, Dragons, Succubi, Witches, Necromancers, Cupids, and Asgardians are all in danger of losing control as an uprising darkness threatens to rip the veil that protects them all from the great beyond.

Ten original novellas, following each supernatural race as they fight an elusive enemy, are written by New Adult authors Lila Felix, Kristie Cook, Brenda Pandos, Delphina Henley, Julia Crane, Jamie Magee, Morgan Wylie, Kallie Ross, S.T. Bende, and Rebecca Ethington. Come join them for the hunt and discover hidden treasures inside.

 

Don’t miss each of the individual Supernatural Chronicles!

 

Supernatural Chronicles: The Skinwalkers by Lila Felix

Supernatural Chronicles: The Wolves by Kristie Cook

Supernatural Chronicles: The Vampires by Brenda Pandos

Supernatural Chronicles: The Dragons by Delphina Henley

Supernatural Chronicles: The Succubi by Julia Crane

Supernatural Chronicles: The Witches by Jamie Magee

Supernatural Chronicles: The Necromancers by Morgan Wylie

Supernatural Chronicles: The Cupids by Kallie Ross

Supernatural Chronicles: The Asgardians by S.T. Bende

Supernatural Chronicles: The Noir by Rebecca Ethington

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cover-asgardiansSupernatural Chronicles: THE ASGARDIANS Synopsis:

Inga Andersson just can’t catch a break. She’s supposed to be enjoying a ski week in beautiful Åre, Sweden, with her immortal-assassin-husband. Instead, she and Gunnar are trapped inside a bizarre scavenger hunt, unraveling an incomprehensible riddle at the bequest of a mysterious being. And if Inga and Gunnar don’t decipher the puzzle and deliver a mythological relic to a New Orleans graveyard within three days, they’ll be ejected from the Norse pantheon, stripped of their immortality, and cast as the solitary line of defense against the onslaught of frost giants and Helbeasts ready to bring about Midgard’s fall. What started as a party game has become a lethal challenge with irreparable consequences, not only for Inga, but for the god she loves . . . and the realm she adores.
Let the hunt begin.

EXCERPT:

The minute we were done, Gunnar pulled me to my feet. “Let’s get a move on. If the rumors surrounding Draupnir are true, now that this ring is exposed it’ll act like a beacon. A dark-soul homing beacon. And we only need one ice heir to activate this thing, so we’d better roll before—”

“Gunnar?” I tucked Johann’s necklace into my shirt as a breeze kicked in.

Ja?” He tilted his head. “You cold, babe?”

“Not exactly.” I glanced up at the sky. Now the dull grey clouds dumped thick snowflakes, which whirled in slow circles as the wind increased. My intuition prickled at the same time as the lead balloon dropped deeper in my gut. “The heir is here.”

Gunnar narrowed his eyes. “Is that so?”

Brynn drew her dagger and dropped to a fighting stance. “Isbjørn at twelve o’clock.”

Isbjørn? As in, the ice bears of Jotunheim? The only reason they’d have for coming to Midgard would be to protect Ismord . . .” The word fell flat as Henrik followed Brynn’s eye line. Sure enough, two massive white bears with thick red claws stalked beside an enormous figure. He wore a heavy iron helmet over his shoulder-length black hair, and his chest plate bore the insignia of the jotun crown.

Finally. Let me at him.

We were in the presence of frost giant royalty—the very creature I’d wanted to take down for as long as I could remember. And if the growls of the isbjørn were any indication, his guard bears weren’t about to facilitate an introduction. They looked vicious, feral, like they’d stop at nothing to protect their charge.

Good thing it was hunting season on Midgard.

 

​About S.T. Bende:

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (where she became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of McVities cookies. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the books of The Elsker Saga and The Ære Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile, and she dreams of skiing on Jotunheim and Hoth.

 

Find S.T. on Twitter (@stbende) or her website (www.stbende.com). While you’re at it, introduce yourself to @UllMyhr and @TyrFredriksen — when they’re not saving the cosmos from dark elves, they love meeting new friends . . . especially the human kind.

 

Want to connect with fellow Norse god fans? S.T.’s readers have created a Facebook group! Head over to the RagnaRockstars page to chat with other readers, talk with S.T., and get access to exclusive content… including Ull POVs and sneak peeks at upcoming Ære Saga books!

TUR is currently available for FREE to newsletter subscribers!

Skål, y’all!

Links:

Website: http://www.stbende.com/

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6868809.S_T_Bende

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27202302-supernatural-chronicles

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stbende

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ST-Bende-102116099988944/timeline/

The Supernatural Chronicles Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/434753706727619/

Mardi Gras Blog Parade Schedule:

February 1st

2 Girls & Their Kindles

Becky on Books

I Read Indie

Love. Life. Read

Southern Vixens Book Obsessions

February 2nd

JeanzBookReadNReview

Lacey’s Love of Literature

Zoe Forward, Author

The WordSmithe

Luna Book Adventures

February 3rd

Reads All the Books

NightWolf Book Blog

A Book a Day Keeps the Boredom At Bay

Fundinmental

The Paisley Reader

February 4th

Dark Faerie Tales

Write for Your Life

TSK TSK What to Read

Pages abound

I Dream of Books

Stalking Shelves

February 5th

Alpha Fangirl Book Blog

Extreme Bookaholic’s

Love Affair With Fiction

SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews

Shelf_Life

February 6th

What I’m Reading

Renee Entress’s Blog

Nicole’s Book Musings

Only One More Page

SweepstakingDreams.com

February 7th

Cover2Cover

Musings of a Writer

Reading Addict

Romancing the Readers

the cynikal kat

February 8th

Evermore Books

Barbara Book Blog

KatyaRath

Teatime and Books

T&L Book Reviews

February 9th

BookCrushin

Jax’s Book Magic

Alpha Book Club

Zach’s YA Reviews

There for You Editing

February 10th

Collector of book boyfriends

Wickedcoolflight

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

Grownupfangirl / oh the book feels

The Phantom Paragrapher

Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps

 

 

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Women Spies by Amber Malloy

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Spies R Us

Spies R Us

What male secret squirrel comes to mind, when thinking about real life spies? Ian Flemings’ James Bond most likely is the first one to pop up. A fictional character created from the real-life exploits of Sidney Reilly. Male fictional spies are easy, male real-life spies are harder-oh, and Paul Revere doesn’t count. Now, flip the scenario for women. I honestly draw a blank for the fictional, but in real life the list is long. Mata Hari ranks high, but unfortunately history reduces her role from a serious spy into a femme fatale who lured men with her sexuality. Nothing but a vessel for men without a true thought in her head. Anyone else? Josephine Baker, Harriet Tubman, and Virginia Hall are all real life heroes. Usually, the land of espionage is dominated by men, but during high times of war women step up to the plate and far exceed their male counter parts.

Why does the fairer sex thrive in this high pressure role? Considering women are notoriously underestimated it allows them intangible power. Mary Bowser worked in the confederate white house where people spoke freely in front of the educated free slave. Assuming she couldn’t read or write, important documents were left out in the open. Bowser memorized the papers and reported back to her spy network, which allowed her to play a crucial role in the civil war. While this way of life does at times seem glamorous, some agents met a horrible demise while others were allowed to live a normal life to raise a family.

Spies R Us is about a female spy who loves her job but soon becomes disenchanted with her employment once she gets married and has kids. Unfortunately, Eden Morgan’s status becomes burned when she finds out her mere existence puts her family in jeopardy. Choosing the heartache of leaving her babies behind, she is ultimately saving their lives. Was she wrong to have a family while she was still involved in a high risk lifestyle? Many would say yes, but history shows women had to juggle many hats and being a spy was just one of them.

About Amber Malloy:

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn’t pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn’t legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she’s not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he’s faking his French accent.

You can take a look at Amber’s website here.

Get your copy of Spies R Us today: http://www.totallybound.com/book/spies-r-us

Doll Face by Heidi Acosta on sale for $.99

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DOLLFrom the author that brought you Barbie Girl and Barbie World comes the next installment in the Baby Doll series, Doll Face—a fast-paced, new-adult novel that can be read as a standalone.

What do you do when the one person you don’t want is the one person you need?
When nineteen-year-old Katie said good-bye to her small hometown to go to a prestigious college far away, looking back was the last thing on her agenda. Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for everything to come crashing down around her. When Katie learns that her parents lost everything, stripping her from her comfortable life—no more fancy cars, trust fund, or money for college—Katie is left scrambling to put her life back together. Then Adam Nash walks into her life, causing it to spin even further off course.
Adam is the complete opposite of Katie. He lives his life in the fast lane—fast bikes, loose women, and easy excitement. When Katie comes crashing into his life, she is exactly what he didn’t know he needed. But Katie can’t get involved with a guy like Nash, not if she wants her old life back. However, Nash is not about to let Katie get away from him that easy. He knows what he wants … and he won’t stop until he gets it.

On sale for the first week of February on Amazon for only $.99.

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Find author Heidi Acosta on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/z4t7999

Wildest Dream is on sale for $.99

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$0.99 SALE!!! For a limited time, WILDEST DREAM, the first book in the Teach Me series is only $0.99! If you’re in the mood for a fun and steamy friends to lovers romance with a hot, former Navy SEAL and a sweet Science teacher, order your copy now!

The Teach Me series starts off with the story of Raine and Mac, the most unlikely of best friends…

Taken from his parents and bounced from one foster home to the next, former Navy SEAL turned math teacher, Callum “Mac” Mackenzie had a rough childhood. The only time he’s let himself get attached to anyone has been with his military “brothers”. He’s convinced he doesn’t know how to love and certainly doesn’t “do” relationships. He’s spent fourteen years in the Navy and now he gets to live out his other dream: teaching.

Her thirtieth birthday fast approaching, science teacher, Raine Thompson feels as if her time to find “the one” is running out. She knows life is short, especially after dealing with breast cancer two years ago, and wants to experience her own happily ever after. But is it in the cards for her?

Finally acting on the simmering attraction they have long ignored, Raine and Mac decide to have a fling and they discover what it’s like to have someone who knows you inside out also be the one who makes your body come alive.

But it was only temporary …

Praise for Wildest Dream

“You will swoon and get all hot and bothered. You will smile. You will get the feels. And you will definitely fall head over heels in love.”—Renee Entress’s Blog

“I loved Raine and Mac, they are a sexy, sexy book couple!! The story is sweet and hot, a perfect combination!”—Alpha Book Club

“All I can say is sit back and enjoy the ride of Raine & Mac discovering what true love feels like…”—J&J’s Southern Spice Blog

“Humour, awesome friendship, and the sweetest romance. The characters were engaging, including the crazy cool side characters which I LOVED.”—BAPs Book Blog

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