Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dead Game Blog Tour: Spotlight




The Dead Game 
Blog Tour hosted By Ashley's Addictive Book Promotions 
Blog tour December 15th to the 19th 

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Synopsis 

Linda moves to a seaside town to live a quiet life. She opens a bookstore and makes new friends. Life is simple--that is until the dead body washes up on shore. Linda is horrified to find that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are common for this small town. As soon as the sun sets, the residents and tourists are stalked by dark shadows. But this is only the beginning.

Linda and her friends receive an unsigned invitation to a party at a deserted house. They are pursued through revolving rooms and dangerous traps, barely escaping with their lives. Two of their own remain trapped in the house. Or so they think. 

They must embark on a difficult journey, chased by unnatural creatures, not knowing whom to trust, to uncover the one controlling the game and everyone in town. Who are The Dead? Are they humans or vampires? Or a combination of both? Will there be an end to their evil game?
 Will Linda and Todd find love? Will a second book be needed?
The Dead Game has begun.


About the Author 

   Susanne Leist graduated with an M.B.A. in Finance. Wherever life has led her, through the hectic commodities’ markets or the number-crunching field of budgeting, she’s continued to read and daydream. Unbeknownst to her, she had been pursuing her dream all along, her dream of putting her words down on paper for everyone to enjoy. She currently resides on Long Island with her husband, two daughters, and Maltese.
     Her first book, The Dead Game, is a paranormal thriller with humans, vampires, and vampire derivatives. Her goal has been to write a book different than the usual vampire story or murder mystery. She wanted a murder mystery with victims, clues, and suspects. She created that and much more. The book has revolving rooms, traps, falling cages, and anything her active imagination could create. The Dead Game is a fun ride into the realms of the supernatural.




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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Release Day Spot Light: Everybody's After Love



TITLE: Everybody's After Love
AUTHOR: Lyssa Layne
GENRE: Contemporary Romance 
PUBLICATION DATE: December 3, 2014
COVER DESIGN: Kelly Walker
LENGTH: 60,000+ words
CONTENT WARNING: Some adult content




Jules Rossi’s world is about to be turned upside down when her big brother, Paulie, announces his engagement. Having been raised by her brother after their parents died, she’s used to him being her knight in shining armor and isn’t ready to share him with anyone else.

Throughout all the wedding festivities, Jules’ path continues to cross with Paulie’s future brother-in-law, Bentley Ladner. Bentley soon begins to take on Paulie’s role in Jules’ life, which neither of the Rossi siblings is too sure about. Can Jules cope with the secrets Bentley is keeping? Or will she lose his support when she finally decides to give love a chance?


As much as I wanted to dislike Bentley as much as I did his sister, I just couldn’t. He was easy to talk to, he pushed me to go outside my comfort zone, and he challenged me to let go of my past, something Paulie’s been begging me to do for years. Not to mention, he was easy on the eyes and I still can’t forget the way I felt with his hands on my waist.

Taking my turn in the portable bathroom, I hurry as the stench of the warm, small area is overwhelming. Swinging the door open, I step out quickly. Combined with my natural clumsiness and the couple beers I’d already had, I trip and fall into a broad body that grips my arms.

“Julianna Rossi,” he says. I cringe from his touch, his words, and the alcohol on his breath. “I’ve missed you, babe.”

Kevin tries to pull me in for a kiss, but I firmly plant my hands on his chest and push away. My eyes drift up and down his body and I have to admit, his muscular physique looks good in the too tight red Cardinals shirt he’s wearing.

“Let me go,” I say quietly, trying not to cause a scene.

His grip on my arms gets tighter, making me feel uncomfortable. Suddenly, that fear I had when I was with him last, riding in that tiny elevator, starts to creep back. His fingers curl stronger around my upper arms, pain throbs through my biceps and my body starts to tremble.

Leaning in close to my ear, he whispers, “I don’t think so.”

Frantically, darting my eyes around the party, I am hoping that my brother or one of our friends is close by. As if I willed them to be there, behind me I hear someone calling my name. Kevin and I both twist around to the voice drawing our attention. Just as quickly as I was relieved, I’m shocked when I see who it is.

Walking toward us in jeans, a red t-shirt that isn’t too tight but definitely shows off his bulging biceps, and a camo baseball cap with a STL logo on it is Bentley. His dimple and sideways smile greet me until he sees Kevin’s grip on my arms and probably the fear in my eyes. His stride gets a bit quicker and I feel Kevin’s fingers let go of me as he gets closer.

The moment I’m free of his grasp, I step toward Bentley who pulls me under his arm. It’s only the second time I’ve ever met him, but I feel more comfortable with him by my side than my ex. Glancing up at Bentley, I can see in his eyes that he’s wondering if I’m okay. I give a slight nod to let him know I’m alright. My arm slides around his torso as I try to steady my body from shaking. Adrenaline races through my body because of both the men standing before me, for two totally different reasons.









Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa's own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.









The jewelry being offered in this giveaway is from Rosey Johnny.




Monday, November 3, 2014

Spotlight: Ashley Nemer Under the Moonlight

SPOTLIGHT

The Art of Safkhet Presents – Ashley Nemer
UNDER THE MOONLIGHT: A MERMAID’S TALE $2.99 Ebook
Release October 20, 2014


BLURB:

Zara's fate had been decided thousands of years before her birth. She is now fighting against time and family to reclaim the decisions that will ultimately shape her destiny.
Sentenced to live an existence in the Underworld, mated to a man she despises, Zara must find a way to overcome the Gods and their curses, with love as her only guide.
Can James, a handsome and rugged sailor, help Zara break the bonds of magical spells or will she end up mated to Xander, the Son of Satan?
Take a dive Under the Moonlight to see where love can take you.

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Author Bio

Ashley, also known as Niki Becker, is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs, Toto and Doogie. They have been together for over 10  years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance & mystery genres ever since her lifelong best friend gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.

Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life; they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and displays come from. With her parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.
Ashley enjoys writing many different genre’s of fiction. Her areas range from science fiction/ paranormal, mystery, romance, poetry and erotica (using pen name Niki Becker.)


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Ashley’s published works under
Ashley Nemer & Niki Becker

Novels

Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer March 25th, 2013

Maverick Touch: The Highway by Ashley Nemer March 24th, 2014

Blood Purple by Ashley Nemer September 24th, 2012

Blood Yellow by Ashley Nemer July 3rd, 2013

Blood Green by Ashley Nemer April 23rd, 2014

Blood White by Ashley Nemer June 29th, 2014

Special Assignment by Niki Becker December 17th, 2013

Novellas

Under The Moonlight by Ashley Nemer October 20th, 2014

Short Stories

Bud’s Christmas Wish by Ashley Nemer November 17th, 2012

Bud’s Christmas Miracle by Ashley Nemer November 24th, 2013

The Café (Temptation Tuesday) by Niki Becker May 7th, 2013

Fantasy Cruise (Temptation Tuesday) by Niki Becker July 2nd, 2013

The Backyard (Temptation Tuesday) by Niki Becker August 6th, 2013

Sekhmet’s Revenge Volume One through Four by Ashley Nemer & Stacy A. Moran September 28, 2013

Soul Mates by Ashley Nemer and L.S. Broomfield October 2nd, 2013 (Through Secret Cravings Publishing)


EXCERPT

UNDER THE MOONLIGHT PART OF CHAPTER ONE

She cut through the waters and made her way towards the marina where most of the human men gathered at the end of the day to trade their goods with one another. Her father had shown her this area when she was still a little mermaiden. He didn’t want her to accidently get caught in the fishing nets, nor did he want her to be sold for money. Zara had spent several long nights watching the men conduct their business. She believed she had it down. The fish and other sea animals were weighed for what they were worth. Others brought clothing into the marina and left with fish. She assumed that the cloth material had some intrinsic value that was equivalent to that of sea creatures. One day she would need to understand all of this, but today wasn’t that day.
There was an empty rock that she saw out of the corner of her eye. It’s calling my name, she thought. She swam over to it and hopped up on top of the hot surface. She rarely took the human form that they were all capable of making, mostly because she didn’t see the point in being able to walk on land for only two hours at a time. What could she get done in such a short amount of time? That was what she always asked herself when she felt the magic of the hot sun and her body start to mix. She didn’t think she would accomplish anything really today while she was in human form, but that man was drawing her to him.
Her tail started to move up and down on the rock, the air drying the salt water off the scaled surface of her skin. Because she did not choose to transform often, she had to concentrate on turning her tail into legs. She closed her eyes and visualized her toes, the toes she hadn’t seen in over a year. The pink coloring on the nail beds automatically appeared in her mind’s eye. She felt the scales start to disappear, and when she looked down, her creamy white legs began to expose themselves. Her skin naturally felt good against the rock’s surface. Everything felt different as a human, almost like she was experiencing two separate planets, except it was simply two different aspects of one life.
Once her body was completely human, she used her powers of illusion to cover her body in a light, yellow silk dress. With her hands firmly planted on the rock, she brought her feet underneath her and slowly stood up. She waited a moment or two before she caught her center of gravity and then started to move over the rock and onto the pier. Zara walked down the pier and then around the grassy road until she was face to face with all of the fishermen.
The aroma of dead fish smelled different out of the sea. Underwater, the dead fish she encountered didn’t really smell and started to decay rather quickly, at least in the parts of the undersea world that she lived in. On the surface, the putrid smell permeated the air all around her. She didn’t know how she would get it out of her hair or her nostrils.
Zara walked up and down the aisles, looking at the different products. She had no products to exchange for money, and she didn’t know what exactly she would do with it if she had any, but she felt slightly out of place not carrying money or supplies for purchase. The men all turned their heads and looked in her direction as she walked past them. They weren’t like the seamen down below the surface. These men called out compliments, whistled, and even slapped at her ass as she passed by while calling out strange phrases at her. Zara knew her face had to have a puzzled look on it. Men just didn’t behave like this where she was from.
“Show the lady some respect, Brad!” she heard a familiar voice call out.
Her head spun around, and a smile broke out on her face. She felt her stomach start to tingle with the so called butterflies her siblings had spoken about before but she had never experienced. It was him, James, the man, the reason she’d come.
“They didn’t hurt you, ma’am, did they?”
His voice was deep and clear, everything she had always pictured a man’s would be when she’d imagined pursuing relationships. She was already lost in him as he looked back at her with crystal blue eyes.
“Ma’am, are you okay?”
He’s talking to me! Say something, stupid! Zara knew she had to look ridiculous standing there with a gaping mouth wide open, but she didn’t know what else to do except to nod her head up and down and hope that meant the same thing up on the surface as it did down underwater.
“Uh, yes, I think so,” she managed to say.
“Okay, good, because these two fish-for-brains men know that they should respect the women that come around here.” He pointed back at the man he’d called Brad and the talk skinny man standing next to him.
“To be fair, I have never been here before, so I didn’t know how they should have been acting.” She thought to herself that it was okay to say that. She wasn’t lying, technically. She had actually never set foot on this ground while in human form before, and her mermaid side limited where she was able to travel outside of the ocean.
“Can I help get you to where you are going since you haven’t been here before?” he said with a smile on his face and a light tone in his voice.

“I think I’ve found where I need to be.” Zara beamed at him. She reached out her hand, like she had seen other humans do before, and said, “My name is Zara.”

Friday, October 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: Past Demons DWC #4



Cover Reveal For 
The Dark War Chronicles Book 4 
Past Demons 







With her freedom stolen from her by the Father, Tegan had never lived a life of her own. Whisked away to be a bound human to Lucius, she never knew what it was like to have a mate to love and cherish her. Now after losing three hundred years of memories, Tegan needs to rediscover everything she’s worked for and learn every lesson again, but this time something is different. Kaden claims that he is her fated mate.

The reason for Kaden’s exile from the Demon world is no secret: he beheaded his own king. The one thing that makes his exile bearable is being close to Tegan. When Tegan returns he knows he finally has his chance to make her his, but two people stand in his way: Lucius and Tegan’s brother, Zaaren.

The war rages on. With the rumor that someone has raised the Father and the Originals showing signs of waking, the bloodshed will only get worse.





A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance and steampunk author

residing in Colorado Springs. Since she was a teenager

she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she's not at

the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two

black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, training a

playful puppy named Zelda, playing with her daughter, or killing

creepers and mining all the things with her husband of 4

years, she's either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or

writing in her Blog Writing Rambles.



Past Demons will be released on February 16th 2015 you can add to your Goodreads list now on your to be read list!  



In the Light of the Moon (FREE in ebook)

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A shifter with no control...

As a panther shifter stripped of her control Kassity has no choice but to be a killer for Lucius. Obeying the vampire was simply her way of life. Until Jaxon comes to town, bring trouble with him. When she recognizes Jaxon as her fated mate, Kassity must deal with betrayal, secrets and Lucius in order to be with him.

A war rages on...

Jaxon must decide who he is fighting for and against. What started as a simple job turns into a complicated game of hearts when he meets Kassity, the woman he thought he was rescuing.

But not everything is as it seems in Lucius' territory...


Dance In the Moonlight

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Blurb: Renee’s life had been normal until the shadows reappeared and the legendary stone was sent to her. As the arrival drags her further into the paranormal world, the last thing Renee expects is to be swept off her feet by a brooding werewolf.

Yet Coran captures her heart and attention. Small problem—he doesn't want a mate. Coran still suffers from the loss of his first mate, but when Renee is attacked by shifters he is forced to protect her at all costs. Things heat up when he realizes fate has wickedly granted him a second chance at love. With the war causing the body count to rise, now is not the ideal time to find a mate.

The Circle is becoming desperate and something has Lucius worried which means trouble for his followers. It's a dance between danger and fate in this second installment of the Dark War Chronicles.



On Torn Wings

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Blurb: A Hunter

Danielle is on a mission to take down a killer, when all signs point to vampire she recruits Orion to help. Bribing him with information on the Fae Queen who stole his crown takes her further into the supernatural world than she wanted. Working side by side, they start to realize there is more there than a forced work relationship, but Orion is still pining over the disappearance of Tegan.

A missing human

Tegan’s kidnapping is taking a toll on the whole territory, Lucius is losing his sanity and the war has taken a turn for the worst. Fed up with the chaos Orion seeks to escape the territory, but other than death there’s only one other option —taking back his crown. After centuries of working under the vampire Danielle offers him the chance and ability to take his rightful place.




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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Escapeds


Escapades Blog Tour 
By Sasha Sayles 


Blog Tour Dates 
October 20th -  October 31st 



Escapades is a fast moving sexy collection of romantic short stories that will light up your life for many nights to come.  It's erotica meets Chicken Soup for the Soul…. and it is juicy!





Also available on Itunes 


“Do any of us know what to look for?” Layla asked.
Dylan shrugged his shoulders. I can’t say for sure, but you know there’s this book that helped me. It’s called, ‘How to Love’, by Gordon Livingston, a psychiatrist out of Columbia, Maryland.
“How did the book help you?” Layla asked.
“I don’t know really, there was something about the way the author said to look for kindness, empathy and optimism in a prospective mate. Look for good character traits. He also talked about what personality types to avoid. It was just something about that book. Like it was a road map or something, a blue print.” Dylan said.
“So, what did he say to avoid.” Layla asked.
“You’d have to read it.” Dylan said, taking a sip of his water. “The main point he made is to gauge how you feel around people. He also said to be honest with yourself. The most important traits were genuine kindness and empathy. Oh, yeah, and he said to stay away from boring people.”
“Boring people? Is that right?” Layla laughed.
“Your fiancĂ©, how did you know you loved him?"
I… I don’t know." Layla said. “I mean I love him. He’s great. We work. It’s time to get married.”
“Just like that.”
“Yeah, at 35, just like that.”
“It’s time.”
“Says who?”
“Says the part of me that wants a baby.”
Dylan smiled. The elevator was silent.
“You can use donor eggs.” Dylan said.
“Donor eggs, what do you know about some donor eggs. Are you a doctor?”
“Funny, you should ask. I am.”
“Really?”
“Yes, one of the med students runs the limo service to make money while he’s in school. Me and my boys fill in for him sometimes. And, well he knows I’m single, and when you called… “.
“Always plotting. Do y’all men ever quit?” Layla said smiling.
“I’m Chief Resident at Hopkins.”
“Is that so?”
“It is.”
“Will you specialize?”
“I will.”
“Here we go with the two-worders again.”
“Psychiatry. That’s my specialty. That’s how I know about Livingston.”
“Well, I guess I better get that book.” Layla said laughing.
The elevator was silent again.
“So, you’re getting married in three days to a great guy. Well, that’s… ah… great.” Dylan said.
“Yeah, I guess it is,” Layla said.
“Really, what is it about him?” Dylan asked, probing.
“I like him. I think he’s good for me. My family likes him. He’s got a great job. Why not? I want kids, soon, like I said. He’d make a great father.”
“So, just like that, huh?” Dylan continued.
“Well, I used to believe the heavens would open up and my heart would skip a beat. Now, though, I’m looking for someone who is kind, who has empathy. Someone I can be kind to as well. Someone who enjoys the same things I do. Someone who knows my faults and loves me anyway. Someone with whom I don’t have to be anyone but me. Someone with whom there’s not a lot of negotiating, just a lot of kind, loving acceptance.
“That is beautiful,” Layla said, staring out into the darkness. "So, how will you find that person?"
“That I don’t know.” Dylan laughed. “Who knows, maybe she will find me.”
"How’s your head?" He asked, changing the subject abruptly.
“Okay, I think. Layla said feeling the makeshift bandage Dylan had placed around her head.
“Here, lay your head on my lap." Dylan said.
Layla followed his orders. His lap was warm, welcoming. Soft, then hard… then harder and harder. Suddenly his enlarged penis nearly hit her in the head. She tried to rest. It kept pulsing, pulsing. Dylan didn't try to stop it. He put his hand on her head. Layla’s right hand instinctively moved to the sight of the pulsing. Before she knew it, she had his penis out of his Calvin Klein’s and was licking it from the base of his balls to the head of his hammer. It was thick like a soda can, and tasted like a milk chocolate Hershey bar. It had the most amazing taste. It was clean, and sweet.
Layla licked around the head, then back at the base where it all began. She took it in her mouth, then placed it slowly between her 38 DDs. She sucked it hard until he began to drip. Lick, drip, lick, lick, drip, drip. She couldn’t get enough. She steadied herself on her knees, pushed her ass up in the air, put her face straight down in the center of it, and got to business. When Dylan came, and he did… hard… complete. She made sure to take it all in her mouth. He fell back as she swallowed it. Layla licked her lips, realizing and wondering why she did not suck Wade’s penis that way. Why didn’t she relax that way with him? In that instant, she began to wonder whether she trusted Wade? Extraordinary sex, requires true surrender, vulnerability, honesty, truth. She remembered reading that somewhere. Did she trust Wade? She wondered again.
Just as Layla was wiping her mouth with her hands, light began to peek through the elevator doors. Bit by bit the light came in, until ...
“What the hell! Layla! Who is… ?” She heard Wade saying. Awe no… She heard Joi saying. “I knew it, and I ain’t mad at you!”
“I told you that crooked politician wasn't no good for you anyway.” Cynthia chimed in.
One of New Jersey’s finest, Officer Moses Elton, quickly inserted himself between the small opening in the elevator. “Step back, everybody. Step back. Calm down.” He said.
Come was still dripping down Layla’s mouth, and Dylan’s ten-inch dick was still at alert.


I feel compelled to do good with my writing - to create and deliver work that moves us forward as a society. 

Cheryl Taylor


BIO

Cheryl Taylor is an American writer, poet and Washington, DC-based attorney.

She was born Cheryl Elizabeth Moat in Media, PA to  a US Postal workers Geraldine and Donald Moat, a  letter carrier and a Korean War Veteran.  She began writing at 15 years old. Cheryl attended Nether Providence High School in Wallingford, PA, and Howard University School of Business, before earning her law degree at Howard University School of Law.  After law school, Cheryl worked as a Federal attorney for 14 years with various agencies.  Cheryl also worked with Mobil Oil Corporation and the University of Maryland at College Park.

While working as an attorney and raising a family, Cheryl continued writing.  Her first published work is Do I Stay in this Marriage? Smart Tools for Evaluating Your Relationship Right Now, published January 2012 (Re-named, Don't File Divorce Just Yet - What You Must Know First).  An audio program titled, The 2 Day Rehab Program, followed.  Her latest work is titled, Healing for Humanity - A Life Changing Devotional.  Her work can be found on her website at cheryltaylorbooks.com or on Amazon.com.
Cheryl also published an Adult Fiction book in 2014, Escapades, under her pen name, Sasha Sayles.

Cheryl offers editing, book design and other writing services to authors through Cheryl Taylor Books.com. She also offers a Young Writer's Camp to students during spring break and over the summer months.

In addition to writing, her passions include her family, writing, film, teaching, kayaking, travel and music.

She resides in the Washington, DC area with her two teenage sons, and may be reached at Cheryl@cheryltaylorbooks.com 

You Can follow Cheryl on her webpage at www.cheryltaylorbooks.com 

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