Friday, November 28, 2014

#KindleScout Vote for Annamaria Bazzi's White Swans: A Regency World #YA #fantasy

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Kendíka’s second chance at life begins as a nightmare. Will the eerie eyes always looking down from the sky reveal themselves? Kendíka challenges the aliens no one has ever seen to bring about a better life for the humans trapped in the surreal Regency world she wakes up in. While getting to know her alien owner, she discovers the aliens aren’t so perfect and have much to learn about humans. Will Kendíka survive or perish, attempting to make life better for the people living on Regency?

From the Author:
I have a bit more information to give about this wonderful new Kindle Scout Campaign.

My Kindle Scout campaign runs through December 17.

What is this Kindle Scout campaign you ask?

Amazon is now publishing books, yes Amazon is a publishing company with hired editors and all, but they do things a bit differently. Once they accept a novel it is launched in this campaign lasting thirty days in which the author has to gather enough votes. Those novels with the most votes are then published. I'm sure they have other criteria they go by since they don't show how many votes each novel gathers.

What are enough votes?

I'm not sure of that answer. The one thing I do know is that each novel, to make it, needs a lot of votes. As a new author I'm at a disadvantage because I don't have a fan base to support me. Therefore I'm using any means that are legal in this campaign to gather supporters to vote for my novel.

White Swans A Regency World is a Young Adult fantasy with a pinch of romance series and this is book 1. In the campaign you'll be able to read the first three chapters to determine if you like the story and would like to vote for it. If you think you need to read more to make up your mind go to Wattpad where I have the first five chapters posted.

If you want to help me make it through the campaign, you can vote here. Now, if my book makes it and Amazon publishes the novel, all those who voted for it will receive a free copy. After looking carefully, I believe each person can vote for three different novels. Therefore, if you see more than one book you'd like to vote for, you can. Won't you help make my dream come true?

About the author:

annamaria bazziAlthough born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country. Upon returning to the States, she promised herself she would speak without an accent. She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish.

Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#BookReview Recent Reviews for A FATHER FOR CHRISTMAS #sweetread #romance

Christmas is around the corner. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to read a sweet romance?
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever. [available at Amazon (US IN UK DE FR ES IT JP BR CA MX AU), Barnes & Noble NookApple iTunesSmashwords]
Happy Homemaker – November 25, 2014 “I enjoyed the romance, love, conflict, and resolution in this book.”
Berkshire Book Bag – November 25, 2014 “I’m sucker for a good romance, especially a Christmas-themed romance”
Reviews from a Coupon Mama – November 25, 2014 “This story is geared for young adult, but I think most adults would enjoy!”
Heaven’s Yes I Love Freebies – November 19, 2014 “Grab a cup of cocoa or coffee, snuggle up in a warm blanket and let this book take your heart on a Christmas flight of love and happy endings!”
Stretch your budget AND live better! – November 10, 2014 “If you like romances, second chances, and Christmastime books this is exactly what you need to pick up.”
Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE – October 31, 2014 “A Father for Christmas is a really nice book that is suitable for young adults, as there are no questionable chapters, and makes you believe in love and forgiveness.”
The Wanderer Soul – October 30, 2014 “a story of love eventually conquering the hearts of two people that gave up a long time ago”
Blessed Mama’s Blurbs – October 29, 2014 “I love that Rachelle put two people in the story who would be unlikely to ever fall in love but ended up doing so.”
Amy’s Assessments – October 28, 2014 “I really sympathized with Ty and Kelly.  A couple parts made me laugh out loud.”
Cali Book Reviews – October 27, 2014  “I was hooked. I hoped Bree would get her Christmas wish.”
Mama Moose Contests and Reviews – October 21, 2014 “This is such a beautiful Christmas story, that will warm your heart with each page.”
Tizzy Licious – October 19, 2014 “I would recommend this if you are looking for a book that makes you believe in love under the hardest of circumstances or if you just want to feel good.”
Coffee Everyday With Momma – October 15, 2014 “It wasn’t overly sappy with the romance … had me laughing and crying.”
My Creatively Random Life – October 15, 2014 “If you like romance novels that aren’t too fluffy and trite then this is a good one to read.”
Freebie Diva’s Reviews – October 7, 2014 “an adorable feel-good holiday book”
FreebieBlogger – October 7, 2014 “I was like omg this book is awesome”
I Need Amusement – October 7, 2014 “Overall, the story is quite cute”

Sunday, November 23, 2014

#BookReview - Romancing Christmas Book #10 - A Father For Christmas by Rachelle Ayala #romance #veteran #ptsd

Title: A Father for Christmas
Author: Rachelle Ayala
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Review by Chantel Rhondeau:
This story will warm your heart and make you believe in goodness again. All Bree wants is a daddy, and when Santa promises her one for Christmas, she is determined to find one. Her mom, Kelly, doesn’t think they need a man in their family, and she isn’t anxious to get into a relationship. Bring in Tyler, a damaged veteran who saw more than he could handle in the war, and watch the sparks fly.

Bree captured my heart, making me root for her to get her Christmas wish, even though I could understand Kelly’s hesitations and fears looking at it from the standpoint of a mother. Tyler is a great hero, despite his problems, and his sweetness and charitable nature melted my heart.

A great story that embodies the spirit of Christmas and the hope for second chances and true love.

Get A Father For Christmas here in the Romancing Christmas Boxed Set for 99c only [Limited Time Offer]

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

#BookReview Romancing Christmas Story #9 - A Family For Christmas by Tallulah Grace #romance

Title: A Family for Christmas
Author: Tallulah Grace
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Erin Matthews didn't know what to expect when she came home to sell the old family home--a place not filled with happy memories. Meanwhile, a party is going on next door at the Oliver's. Erin wistfully imagines she could be a part of the happy group, but unbeknownst to her, they are in the middle of a heartbreaking crisis.

Dr. Luke Simmons is a friend of the Oliver's. He meets Erin by chance and is taken by her bright blue eyes. She doesn't seem interested in him, which makes him even more interested. Erin is wrapped into Mrs. Oliver and her "orphan's" life, as well as that of her son Tyler, a perceptive young man who warms everyone's heart.

This story is touching and will have you in tears, but it is ultimately victorious and reaffirms that family is where the heart is, and not necessarily bloodline related. After the grief, comes acceptance, joy, and new love.

Get A Family for Christmas here in the Romancing Christmas Boxed Set for 99c only [Limited Time Offer]

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Friday, November 21, 2014

PreOrder Now: Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set - 11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances #greatdeal

Heroes To Swoon For Boxed Set
11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances

Multi-author boxed set
Genre: Contemporary Romance Anthology
Release Date: December 8, 2014

New Release Sale Price: $0.99 Limited Time.
Purchased separately, the books in this set would cost over $30. Nine
Full-Length Novels, 1 Novella, and 1 Short Story from NY Times, USA Today,
National and International Bestselling Authors.

We all need a hero! Preferably a hot, muscled, romantic one who's not afraid to fight for the woman he loves. From firefighters to athletes, and artists to rockers, these swoon-worthy heroes will keep you on your toes and weak in your knees. Slip into a reading adventure that will have you panting for more: fun, steam, and thrills.

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Preorder Now!! 

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Join the Heroes To Swoon For authors for their LAUNCH DAY
PARTY! The authors and their friends will be celebrating the
release, December 8th and 9th 2014, from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EASTERN TIME).

Prizes Galore, Q&A, Authors, Readers, Books, and FUN! So what are you
waiting for? Come join us and have a blast!

~~Included in set~~

ArousedJade Kerrion
Can falling in love with a gorgeous male escort lead to anything
except inevitable heartbreak?

Blazing LoveChantel Rhondeau
An emotionally injured veterinarian
assistant struggles to resist the heat of a blazing hot firefighter, but she
can’t avoid the flames of his passion.

Roaring Hot!Rachelle Ayala
A playboy motorcycle racer hires an aspiring actress when he is
challenged by his grandmother to bring a real girlfriend to her birthday party.

The Right Pitch Lyssa Layne
Colie Adger is torn between the lavish
attention from a big shot pitcher and the common sense of a solid friend. Can
Colie figure out her own heart and hit a homerun off the right pitch?

The Art of Love- Michele Shriver
After watching her parents' marriage crumble, jewelry artist
Chelsea Matthews doesn't believe in love, but a sexy painter sets out to win
her heart and prove that good guys do exist.

Behind the AltarP.C. Zick
All seems perfect in Leah's life until tattoo artist Dean rides
his Harley into her heart in this story of forbidden love.

Lost Avalon - K.S. Thomas
Blaise Nolan has it all - brooding good looks, a haunting voice
and troubled lyrics of a soul gone lost. Only he didn't wind up brooding,
haunted and lost by accident...

Second Shield - Stacy Eaton
Agent Drew Bradley goes undercover to find an officer gone rogue,
but what he finds in Detective Sergeant Mackenzie McAllister is nothing he ever

Amber Rules – Melinda Curtis
One of the first assignments of life coach to the rich and famous,
Amber Rule, is to improve the game of Evan Oliver, one of the biggest bad-asses
in the NBA. Will Amber up Evan's game? Or will he teach her a new set of rules?

Wild Irish RideJennifer Saints
Sexy, Southern Suspense. Jesse was Alexi's forbidden fruit, the
one man she couldn't forget and can't resist. After twelve years he's back for
her—so is a killer.

How You Remind
- Julie Leto
Can a former party girl take a chance on a sexy guitarist who knows her deepest, darkest secrets?

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

#BookReview Romancing Christmas Story #8 - Insanity Claus by Carolyn Hughey #romance #xmas

Title: Insanity Claus
Author: Carolyn Hughey
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Part family drama and part romance, Insanity Claus captures the struggles of a grieving widow, Mallory, with two daughters. One is innocent and cheerful, but the other blames her mother for her father's death. Mallory's trying to keep everything going, including running a Christmas gift shop during an economic downturn. She doesn't need or want any distractions, least of all the handsome stranger, A.J. Miller, who develops a liking for her.

A.J. comes on really strong and freaks Mallory out with his talk about kismet, fate, and love at first sight. Mallory is charmed but can't decide if A.J. is for real or not. She's already lost so much in her life and does not want to get her hopes up only to lose it again.

The tension in this story does not come from the romance. A.J. is straight forward with Mallory and shows his feelings early. Mallory also is cautiously optimistic and returns his feelings. The problem is Mallory's older daughter and her anger at her mother. Mallory isn't sure she can handle the situation and asks A.J. to back off. However, the reader knows A.J. is planning a surprise, so there's not much to worry about on that side.

The emotional drama comes from Mallory's older daughter and how she deals with the guilt of knowing too much about her father's activities. Everything is solved in time for Christmas Eve and A.J., of course, makes a grand entrance and sweeps everyone off their feet.

This is a real feel-good story and will have you rooting for Mallory's family to get the closure and happiness they deserve.

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#NewRelease Forgotten No More by Christina McKnight #regency #romance

Title: Forgotten No More
Series: A Lady Forsaken, Book Two
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Release Date: November 20, 2014
Word Count: 83,000
Cover Artist: LFD Designs for Authors

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A lady forgotten by all...

Ruby St. Augustin must find the truth of her past to determine what her future holds. She only has a short time in London to uncover the identity of her real father and the secrets behind her birth. If anyone learns of her mission, she will disgrace everyone she holds dear. What she doesn’t expect is to draw the attention of a man who doesn’t care about his reputation or her past.

A man mesmerized by one...

Harold Jakeston is a man without wealth or title. Resigned to a life he loathes, Harold has the chance at a few weeks of freedom before being trapped in a future he wants no part of. When he’s drawn into the mysterious quest of a woman from his past, he embraces the opportunity to forget the life that awaits him. What he never anticipated is falling in love with a woman who ignites his desire to create a new future for himself and for her.  

A love neither can abandon...

About the Author:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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