Incessant Rambling: What I Got in the Mail Part II

Remember my Incessant Rambling: What I Got in the Mail post? Well, I promised a part 2 and here it is, finally! And yes, it took me that long to post this 'cause there's school stuff - studying, homeworks, quizzes - and then there's the personal stuff - like reading, sleeping, hobbies - and then there's Criminal Minds. Yep! I just finished watching Criminal Minds Season 8 and can I just say I love, love, love it?! So see, not much time for blogging, really.

Anyway, here's what I'm sharing -
Have you read this uber amazing book Gravity yet and read about Jackson and Ari? Well, one time I was stalking authors again - you know going to their fb page, Goodreads author page, official blog and such - and bam! I saw a post of Author Melissa West that says she's giving away a Gravity paperback. And the best part was that it was open to international readers! And then imagine my total shock and disappointment that the contest has been running for quite some time now and I missed a few days already to win the coveted price. Fast forward it to when the contest ends and then... 
I received an e-mail from Melissa West and do you know what it says? She said I won the effingly-awesome giveaway! I mean how lucky is that?!

And when the mail arrived? I was like O_O

and still like O_O a minute after...

'Cause you know what's in the package? 
Well, there isn't only the paperback copy of the book but also...


Tada!


A shirt that fits me perfectly, a paperback copy of the book and a signed bookmark.


And if that's not enough, Melissa West signed it with a message to me! I mean, isn't that great or what? Huh, huh?!


And since I'm always excited when I receive stuff like this, I go all fangirl, text my friends (and make them jealous, lol) and take as many pictures as I can.


Here's the front of the shirt and it looks really badass with 'Gravity' on the front -




And on the back, it says 
Don't. Ever. Peek.


I would have taken a picture of me wearing the shirt (oh actually I did) but then I get shy sometimes and I decide against posting it here. So anyway, that's my haul and my latest win.

A very ginarmous thank you to Melissa West and can I just say I loved Gravity so much and I cannot wait to read Hover.


Here are the books -

Gravity (The Taking book 1)

In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.



Hover (The Taking book 2)

On Earth, seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander was taught to never peek, but if she hopes to survive life on her new planet, Loge, her eyes must never shut. 

Because in this world, pleasure is everything, held up by a ruling body that keeps their people in check by giving them what they want and closing their eyes to what's really happening around them. The only hope Loge has is to move its people to Earth, and they have a plan.

Thousands of humans crossed over to Loge after a poisonous neurotoxin released into Earth’s atmosphere, nearly killing them. They sought refuge in hopes of finding a new life, but what they became were slaves, built to siege war against their home planet. That is, unless Ari and Jackson can stop them. 

But on Loge, nothing is as it seems…and no one can be trusted.



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Release Day Post: Tangled Up in Trouble by Olivia Hardin + Int Giveaway!

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Tangled Up in Trouble (MAUCs Series Two)

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Lynlee Lincoln isn’t just a witch, she’s also a Neutralizer. Her job is a juggling act to keep magical and undead clients out of trouble. But getting back together with her old flame throws one more ball into the mix and romance with a guy who has two kids can get complicated. When her old mentor asks her to investigate the goings-on of a dark witch, things turn messy. The witch is stalking supernatural creatures to collect ingredients for a potion that Lynlee can’t seem to figure out.

To keep those closest to her from becoming the next victims, she may have to confront the demons within herself.



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A NOVELETTE- MAUCs Series One

Magical and undead creatures can get into plenty of sticky situations. Lynlee Lincoln loves her job as a neutralizer, but she needs a break from the supernatural chaos after an ultra-busy Halloween night. Coming home, she's ready to collapse into her bed and forget the day... until she discovers two children scavenging through her refrigerator. One look at the pair and she feels a tug on her heartstrings, then she learns their father is the man she spent years trying to forget. When Beck pleads with her to help save his daughter, Lynlee gets thrust into a heap of trouble.


About the Author

Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. 
She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.


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Book Tour Stop: All For Hope Review and Giveaway!




The Book.

All for Hope

To protect her heart, he left her behind. To protect her life, he’ll leave the life he's made behind. Sometimes the safest distance between two hearts is no distance at all…


Kidnapping a baby wasn’t something Hope ever dreamed she would do. But she’s been burned by the legal system before, so when the court places her friend’s child into the custody of an abuser, she takes matters into her own hands. She steals the baby and fakes her death, hoping to make a clean getaway. She planned every detail, except one. Her high school sweetheart and best friend, who left her years before, sees her at a gas station. 
Hope thinks all is lost, until he offers to help them. Brennan had always been the love of Hope’s life, but he never wanted to be. She knows she cannot depend on him for long. However, as each day passes, it becomes painfully obvious that she is in way over her head. She goes with him, intending to keep him always an arm’s length away to protect her heart. But being on the run together sparks the old flames that once burned between Brennan and Hope. Families, friends, and lovers must band together to save an innocent baby and a daring woman or both of their lives will be destroyed. Together, they’ll do it All for Hope…


Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)

I have always been a huge fan of romance. Be it at movies or in books, I love a good romantic story that would make my heart race. Now add to that a touch of mystery and adventure and I’ll definitely be squealing in delight.

When I started reading All for Hope I did not know what to expect. I was intrigued with the blurb and the cover really got me but I wasn’t entirely sure it as my “kind of book”. But, what the heck, I decided to read it anyway and I couldn’t stop.
The main character, Hope Sheffield, is someone who is selfless, pensive, determined and independent. She has a strong, fiery personality and a lot of guts. The plot of the book – what she did – isn’t something you see or even read about every day. This is one of those things that will astonish you and will really get to you and make you question things and wonder.
What I love most about Hope is she’s just that – hope. A ray of light that will keep you believing and afloat and make you hold on even if things seem impossibly hard. Hope has this magnetic, alive personality that would pull you in and make you feel. She’s very genuine and unpretentious that one can’t help but admire her.

I enjoyed reading the book a lot. I rarely come across a book that I’m hesitant to read but end up liking it unexpectedly.
The story just flew effortlessly and well. And the transition between the characters was just as good. The best part about the book is the characters. They will inexplicably draw you in with their dynamic, quirky, alluring personality. They were equally well-rounded and very fun to read. The Rawleys especially are my favorite. They have unique, charismatic personalities that make them stand out. Reading about them was never dull and they sure are an amusing lot.

The second best part about the book? Brennan and Hope. Their relationship isn’t an easy one. With each other, they’re never sure of what would happen next or if things would work out or if is it worth another heartbreak.
Brennan Rawley isn’t exactly prince charming material. With his gorgeous, to-fall-for smile and charming personality, it’s easy to fall for him and get your heart broken. He’s a secretive person who would rather burden himself with things rather than open up to someone. He can be very sweet and infuriating at the same time. But what I liked most about Brennan is that he does things so out of his character that would make you question if he really is the kind of person you think he is.
The romance between Hope and Brennan is slow and sweet and passionate. They had a past that didn’t work out so well and this made them both skeptical about admitting what they still obviously feel for each other.

All for Hope is a book I recommend everyone to read. All parts drama, adventure, humor and romance, this book will make you question things and believe in what people can do and how good they can be. It makes you realize that people do change and that love – true love – no matter how painful can be very beautiful and worth all the heartbreak in the world.


I received a free ebook copy of the book as part of the blog tour.


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About the Author.


Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. 

With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie. 
 Connect with her Online - Blog * Goodreads * TwitterFacebook * Literary Addicts

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Promise Me This Release Day Celebration + Teaser and Int Giveaway!


Promise Me This by Sarah Ashley Jones

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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Welcome to the South - where the tea is sweet and the accents are sweeter. This Southern way of life is all Charlie has ever known. It’s not until she loses the only person who pushed her to break free of the Southern Belle mold that she starts living the life she needs and not the life her parents forced on her.

Jhett has lived on the edge for as long as he could remember - constantly teetering back and forth between being a rock star and living a normal life. His rebellious and sometimes arrogant attitude is known to get him into trouble, especially with the girls who hang on his every move.

Charlie never thought that a trip to pack up her brother’s apartment would leave her feeling even more unsettled about the grainy details of her brother’s death. Her quest for information leads her straight to his old hangout and into arms of Jhett, who suspiciously knows more about her situation than he ever should.

Only a few questions remain - Can you trust someone based on their word alone? And if you make a promise, how far will you go to keep it?


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About The Author


Sarah Ashley Jones was raised in San Diego, California, but currently wrangles her husband and four dogs in Clarksville, Tennessee. When she's not writing she works in a pottery studio and comes home covered in paint on a daily basis. She has a slightly unhealthy obsession with cupcakes and chapstick. She is an eternal optimist and can often be found dancing and singing to music at any given time. It's rare to see her not smiling or laughing, but if you do, just bring her a cupcake and it will cheer her up.

Promise Me This is her first novel and is a story that weaseled its way into her heart and wouldn't leave her alone until she typed it up on the computer. She already is hard at work on ideas for her next book and hopes that the
characters never stop coming to her. Her huge imagination was always in overdrive as a child and now she is beyond excited to put it to good use as an adult. She plans to write as long as she has stories that need to be told.

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HERE'S A LITTLE TEASER JUST FOR YOU
      “Is there something on my face?” I asked, mid-wipe.
      “You’ve got a little…frosting…” He chuckled as he brought his hand up to my cheek and ran the gentle pad of his thumb over my now parted lips.  He inspected his work and frowned.  “I don’t think I got it all…” His voice was a low growl as he leaned in and kissed the corner of my lips; trailing feathery kisses at a teasingly slow place down to the center of my bottom lip, before sucking it all the way into his mouth.  He nibbled on it softly while he tangled his hand into my hair and deepened the kiss. I was leaning into him, craving more of his touch with each second that passed.
      Jhett brought his other hand up to my cheek, cupped my face with both hands, and broke the kiss.  I let out an unexpected whimper as he drew my forehead in to his.  “Any more of that, and we won’t make it to the rest of your birthday presents,” he said between breaths.
      I sat back and folded my hands into my lap.  “Well, if we get to do that again as one of them, I’m all about it,” I smirked at him.

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Post Spotlight: Fae Books 3,000 Likes Celebration and Giveaway!

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Hi guys! This is Sarah from FaeBooks.co.uk here. Fae Books is a great place to discover books, Authors, writers, other bloggers and to enter the giveaways that I always have going on. We're all about everything "Bookish" as I say. So stop on over at one of my links below, I'd love to get to know you. You can find the site at www.FaeBooks.co.uk You can add me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SarahFaeBooks You can find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/FaeBooks I'm on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/FaeBooks  and you can Like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ptsdblog 

Fae Books has hit and surpassed the 3000 Like mark on Facebook, so I'm celebrating with a fabulous giveaway for everyone! I'm inviting you to join in the celebration and enter the giveaway below. 
  Please check out all of the Author & Blogger links below, to see who has kindly donated prizes to this for you awesome book lovers to win!

  Start/End Dates & Times The giveaway starts at 12:00am GMT (UK) 15th June 2013 and ends at 12:00am GMT (UK) 15th July 2013

There are prizes from: Author Tricia Drammeh Author Victoria Simcox Author Brandi Salazar Indy Book Fairy Blog Author S. CuAnam Policar  Author Ashlynne Laynne Blogger Brenda Tashia Author Steve Cypert Author Simon OKill Author Michelle Muto Author Victoria Sawyer  Author J.H. Walker  Author Candace Knoebel Jessica Loves Books Blog Author JJ DiBenedetto Author Kelly Anne Blount Author S.L. Dearing Author Tina Hammond Author Deliza Rafferty Author Felicia Tatum Author L. J. Baker  Reader's Candy Blog Author Allison Cosgrove  Author Brandy L Rivers 

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Author Tricia Drammeh

Tricia Drammeh is a wife and mother of four children who lives in the St. Louis area. Her published works include The Claiming Words and The Fifth Circle. She is currently working on her seventh novel. When Tricia isn't writing, she can be found devouring books, interviewing up-and-coming authors, and drinking vast amounts of coffee. Amazon  Goodreads 

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Author Victoria Simcox  

Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now resides in Western Washington with her husband and 3 children. Her other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and 2 cats, named Frodo and Fritz. For the past 12 years, she has home-schooled her children. Besides being an author, Victoria is also an elementary school art teacher. Victoria enjoys writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and hanging out with her family and friends. Victoria is the author of The Magic Warble.  Amazon Goodreads

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Author Brandi Salazar  

Brandi Salazar started writing poetry, short stories, and novels at a very young age, weaving tales to share with her friends that were geared toward making them laugh. Today her writing habits reflect that, ranging from mystery/suspense/thriller to paranormal and YA romance, and no matter how different her works may be, you can always find a healthy dose of action, romance, and humor. Under the pen name J.C. Valentine, she also writes erotic romance fiction. A longtime resident of Ohio, Brandi lives with her husband, three children, a dog and five cats that keep her very busy. She holds a degree in Business and has plans to continue her education so she can one day become an editor to authors everywhere. When she isn’t crafting her next novel, toiling away at schoolwork, or hanging out with family, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair with her nose buried in a book. Amazon Goodreads

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Author S. CuAnam Policar  

S. CuAnam Policar was born in Brooklyn, NY, but now lives in Washington State. The Mother of three makes time to write, usually late at night. An avid reader, she not only writes but helps promote other authors with blog tours and reviews of their books. She is Pagan but respects all religions and believes everyone should celebrate their similarities and not care about their differences. When she has the time, she enjoys playing video games, horseback riding, singing, and writing things other than her Legend of Xosha seires. She absolutely loves to make new friends, so don't be afraid to pop by and say hi on facebook!  

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Author Ashlynne Laynne

  Ashlynne Laynne has always had a soft spot in her heart for vampires but grew tired of the garlic fearing, sun-loathing creatures of old. An avid horror movie fan, she tends to enjoy media and music that is of a younger, more eclectic nature. This was the catalyst for her writing The Progeny. The vampire/witch pairing is unique and different when most books pair vampires with werewolves. Ashlynne loves writing on the edge—combining the erotica and romance genres—and thinks of Ascher and Shauna as the wicked, damned version of Romeo and Juliet. She is currently working on book four of her Progeny Series, book one of her upcoming Rocker Series, and an untitled novella WIP. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She juggles the hats of wife, mother, full time employee and part-time writer, hoping to write exclusively one day soon. Find and follow here online on Twitter. Check out her Manic Readers page, Blog and Website, or leave her a note in her Reader Email. Ashlynne lives in North Carolina with her husband and teenage son. Amazon Goodreads  

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Blogger Brenda Tashia

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Author Steve Cypert 

Steve is the second child of seven born in Los Angeles, California to a wonderful mother and father. Born into the LDS faith, Steve served a 2 year full-time LDS mission at the age of nineteen in the northern half of Ohio. At twenty-four he moved from his parents’ home in Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, Utah to try out life on his own. 2 decades later he still lives in Utah, where he found and married his beautiful wife, Katie. Today they live in South Jordan, Utah with their bald little 6 month old son, Ozzie and their very hairy son, Duke - a three year old Shih Tzu.    Goodreads Amazon

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Author Simon OKill

Simon Okill lives with his wife, Shirlee Anne and their cat, in a pretty coastal town in South Wales, UK. After a serious accident at work, he was forced into early retirement due to disability. Simon used his newfound skills as a writer to help with his depression. His writing became more serious as certain A-list actors expressed interest in his scripts. He is presently working on a vampire novel, Eternally Yours and the script, Flip Side.   Amazon Goodreads

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Author Michelle Muto

Michelle has always loved storytelling. When she was a child, her favorite stories were of monsters and things that lurked in the dark. Telling stories often frightened her classmates and got her into a lot of trouble with her teachers. They had no sense of humor. As an adult, Michelle traded her love of writing for the corporate life where she was an IT professional. Today, she's doing what she loves best - writing and storytelling. Michelle grew up in Chicago, but currently lives in NE Georgia with her husband and their two dogs. She loves scary books, funny movies, sports cars, chocolate, dogs, and changes of season. Amazon Goodreads

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Author Victoria Sawyer 

"Passionate about writing, graphic design, creativity. Fueled by the light and dark. Beauty, color, euphoria, artistic frenzy, depression, panic, anxiety." What you see on the outside is not what you get on the inside. On the outside, Victoria Sawyer is polished, confident, put together, but on the inside things are a bit different. She's creative, thoughts whirling, anxious, alternately depressed and happy or self-critical and confident, energetic, charismatic, cranky and panicked. She has suffered from panic attacks, anxiety and depression since the age of 10 and has been writing for just about as long. Her love of writing started as journal entries as therapy and eventually morphed into a melding of fact and fiction. Sometimes writing drives her to drink or drinking drives her to write or sometimes it's depression, anger, mental illness or love. Amazon Goodreads 

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Author J. H. Walker

  J.H. grew up in Central America. She now lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies with her photographer husband and many, many books. In addition to her never-ending study of human behavior, she's a political junkie and a certified tree hugger. Rewrite Redemption is her debut novel. Amazon Goodreads

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Author Candace Knoebel

Music defines a huge part of who I am. I find myself relating moments of my life to music lyrics more often than not. Actually, I find myself wishing that music would play at epic moments in my life...kind of like this one; becoming an author! Number one all-time fave band is Thirty Seconds to Mars. I waited for 10 ½ hours just to be front row to see them in concert and of course it rocked. I also love Paramore, John Mayer, Mute-math, Adele, Band of Horses...the list could go on forever and ever. I love dancing, rocking out in the car to music, spending time with my children and husband, laughing with my bestie, and cooking. I also love watching Tobuscus on you-tube. Books that pull at my heart-strings: Harry Potter Series, Jane Eyre, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Twilight Saga. Amazon Goodreads

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Author J.J. DiBenedetto   

J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests. The "Dreams" series is James' first published work.Amazon Goodreads

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Author Kelly Anne Blount

Kelly Anne Blount was born in Madison, WI. After attending university, she moved to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands to teach elementary school. While living there, she met the love of her life and was married in a beautiful ceremony on the Caribbean Sea. After returning stateside, Kelly started to pursue another passion, writing. She recently wrote her first young fantasy adult novel in between teaching preschoolers with special needs and taking care of her husband and their five furry rescues. Kelly also enjoys reading in her free time. Her favorite genres are YA fantasy, MG, paranormal romance, and the occasional thriller. Amazon Goodreads

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Author S. L. Dearing

Shannon L. Dearing was raised in Westlake Village, California and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, then spent several years studying at Los Angeles City College's renowned Television/ Film program. She has worked on several film projects in many capacities: directing, writing, First Asst. Director, Etc.. She is a book reviewer for the Big Blend Magazine and Champagne Sunday's radio show as well as the GMTA Literary Community and has a review list on her blog, ...And Everything in Between. Shannon has been writing since grade school. Over the years she has written several screenplays, poems,plays and short stories. She recently completed and published her first novel, The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles and has a short story in the anthologies, Apocalypse: An Anthology of Readers and Authors & Paranormal Anthology with a TWIST, published and edited by Cynthia Shepp. In 2011, Shannon wrote Surviving the Undead, her first play and her first time directing, it ran for two weeks and was well received. She currently lives in the the San Fernando Valley of Southern California.   Amazon Goodreads

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Author Tina Hammond


T. Hammond lives in Spokane, WA with her goofy, neurotic, long-coat German shepherd, Dexter; he's noble and brave, until someone turns on the microwave, then she has 100lbs of quivering dog trying to hide behind her chair or bury his head under a pillow (Little known fact: a 100lb German Shepherd CAN fit under a coffee table). Writing is not a calling so much as it is a compulsion. No one is more surprised than she is when characters take over the plot and dialog, and (re)direct stories in directions she had not (consciously) intended. She is fully convinced that the writer is the tool a story uses to tell its tale. Some tools, of course, are more appropriate for the job than others. Here's hoping, you feel she did her stories proud. T. has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management from Whitworth University, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and before becoming a writer she was a bookkeeper, technical/manual writer, Call Center Manager and the owner of a freshwater aquarium store, Guppy Tales.
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Author Deliza Rafferty

  Deliza Rafferty is a new erotic romance writer (spicier than traditional romance without hardcore BDSM - always hot, sometimes humorous!) located in Hollywood. "Deliza" means "gives pleasure" and "Rafferty" means "rich and prosperous." With a name like that, what else could she do? Well...legally, anyway? Rafferty has written all sorts of stories, poems and songs for personal enjoyment since she was a little girl, but has been writing "dirty dramas" secretly since her first real kiss in middle school. She's spent most of her "real" career in the music business and draws from her unique first hand experience to bring to life her current series, The Savannah Rossi Chronicles. She is venturing into sharing her musings publicly for the very first time and is excited that modern day technology allows her to do it at her leisure and maintain control of her work. Amazon Goodreads

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Author Felicia Tatum

  Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura. She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently writing the second book in series. Amazon Goodreads

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Author L. J. Baker

L J lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, four kids, two cats, and an inherited dog from hell (a.k.a. the sewer gremlin). Though writing has always been her first passion, she got a degree in psychological counseling and worked in the mental health field for awhile, which she finds very helpful in dealing with her crazy family. She is a lover of all different types of music and books, switching between genres so wildly it sometimes makes people wonder if she has multiple personalities. She is most likely to be found writing romance stories of all kinds (contemporary, erotic, new adult, young adult, fantasy, etc.) and has just finished writing her first book, Save Me. When she's not writing, she prefers to spend her time reading, taking photos, or spending time with her family. Amazon Goodreads

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Author Allison Cosgrove

  Allison Cosgrove was born and raised in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. A married mother of three daughters, she runs her own business by day and creates her own worlds by night. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters hiking in the woods or sitting by the fire reading a good book. She has had the love of reading and writing detective mysteries from the age of twelve but it has only been since the birth of her youngest that she has gotten serious about crafting some of her own works for others to enjoy. She credits her family and friends with being the driving force that has given her the strength to breathe life into her books.  Goodreads Amazon

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Author Brandy L Rivers

  I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share. I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content. Goodreads Amazon
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Book Blast + Book Trailer and Giveaway: The Golden Apple of Discord by Lauren Hodge



The Book.


Taralie Severin and her three sisters are a powerful coven of modern-day witches who banish mythical creatures in between classes and shifts at the police station. But when Taralie is kidnapped by vampires and converted into the undead, her sisters are ordered to execute her for crimes against the Milunfran order. Refusing, the sisters become fugitives from both their kind and vampires alike. 
Ignorant and hunted, Taralie becomes entangled with unlikely allies, a band of vampires in hiding from the ruling vamperic government. With this new addition to their coven Taralie must balance duty with desire while learning not everything is as it seems, their enemies are worse than she knows, and she could be on the verge of ending a thousand-year-old civil war.

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The Author.

Author Lauren Hodge



Lauren Hodge is the oldest of seven children and an identical twin. She has three children and lives in Richland, Washington. Not only does she dislike author biographies immensely, she plays piano decently, cello poorly, likes to cook fattening foods, and shoot anything if gun powder is involved. She has an associates degree in general science and works as a chemist/lab monkey in an environmental lab.



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