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Guest Post: ‘A Moment of Madness’ by @brooklyn__skye

5 Reasons Why Authors Have the BEST Job ever

  1. Books! Books! And more books! As an author, our job is surrounded by books. Reading for research, reading for market study, reading fellow authors’ books to give cover quotes, and reading for pleasure. It’s definitely my favorite part of the job.
  2. Connecting with Readers! Whether online or at events, I absolutely love meeting people who have read and loved my books. It’s an instant connection that often have turned into long-lasting friendships.
  3. My team! I have been so blessed to have such an amazing team to work with over the years. From my publicist to my beta readers to editor and publisher…my experience in this industry would not have been possible without this fantastic group of people.
  4. Bookish Events! Traveling to new places and meeting with readers face to face is another perk to this job. I think my favorite place so far that I have been to is Las Vegas. (Who doesn’t love Las Vegas?)
  5. The Writing Process! Okay, maybe this is my favorite part of the job. It’s grueling. It’s creative. It’s sometimes really frustrating. But it’s also very rewarding when all of that hard work comes to fruition in the form of a book that I can hold in my hands.

A Moment of Madness

(Boston Alibi #2)

Author: Brooklyn Skye

Publishing Date: March 20, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sailor Carlson comes back to Boston to make amends with her dad, only to find he passed away, and his bar, the Alibi, now belongs to a bearded, grumpy hottie. Mr. Hottie liked her enough for a night of nameless sex on the kitchen counter, but he wants nothing to do with her now he knows who she is.

Ryan Edwards has been running the Alibi for seven years. Being in a bar night after night means he’s no stranger to one-night stands. But when the quirky, beautiful blonde he spent a hot night with shows up at his bar claiming it used to belong to her father, his guard goes right up.

Ryan’s desperate for a waitress, and Sailor wants a chance to work in the place that meant so much to her dad. If only the tenuous trust they establish were as strong as the pesky attraction simmering between them.

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About Brooklyn Skye

Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she's just your average awkward girl who's obsessed with words. She's best known for her sexy contemporary romance style that's full of heat, heart and humor. You can follow her on Instagram as @brooklynskyewrites or visit her web site for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more. brooklyn-skye.com

ARC Review: ‘A Moment of Madness’ by @brooklyn__skye

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘A Moment of Madness’ by @brooklyn__skye

A Moment of Madness

by Brooklyn Skye
Series: Boston Alibi #2
Published by Entangled Publishing LLC on March 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
Amazon | B&N
Goodreads
four-stars

Sailor Carlson comes back to Boston to make amends with her dad, only to find he passed away, and his bar, the Alibi, now belongs to a bearded, grumpy hottie. Mr. Hottie liked her enough for a night of nameless sex on the kitchen counter, but he wants nothing to do with her now he knows who she is.
Ryan Edwards has been running the Alibi for seven years. Being in a bar night after night means he’s no stranger to one-night stands. But when the quirky, beautiful blonde he spent a hot night with shows up at his bar claiming it used to belong to her father, his guard goes right up.
Ryan’s desperate for a waitress, and Sailor wants a chance to work in the place that meant so much to her dad. If only the tenuous trust they establish were as strong as the pesky attraction simmering between them.

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Surprise Book Announcement from @LisaReneeJones + #Giveaway

Provocative

(White Lies Book One)

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Release Date: April 18th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A Note from the author:

Hi everyone!

I am BEYOND excited to introduce my WHITE LIES DUET! This is a sexy, intense, psychological thriller, that is provocative in every way, thus why I named book one: PROVOCATIVE. And since this series takes me back to my indie roots, the pricing is lower than my New York titles, and the release dates are close together. Continue reading

Guest Post: ‘Undiscovered’ by @authorsara + #Giveaway

Five Things You May Not Know About Me

Since starting this journey as a published author, my life has become something of an open book thanks to social media. I share almost everything with my readers but I try to respect my husband’s privacy. Mr. H., as he is referred to online, is not a fan of social media and while he understands why I participate in it, he doesn’t want to. So any picture I post of him is done with his permission. If you follow me online, then you might think you’ve heard it all but here are five things you may not have known about me.

  1. I used to be a figure skater. Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t a professional or even competitive but I loved it. I would go every Saturday morning and spend half the day at the rink. I loved the smell of the ice and the way I felt when gliding along. It was one of the only times in my life that I’ve ever felt graceful.
  2. My knees are double jointed. I can bend them backward and it looks really bizarre.
  3. I used to love roller coasters but I can’t go on them anymore because they trigger migraines. I have no idea why but they do. Another “gift” of getting older, perhaps? Boo hiss to that.
  4. I tried Botox once but hated the way it made me look. I have an expressive face and once I got the Botox, my eyebrows were constantly fighting it and it looked really weird. I decided it was better to have some wrinkles than look like a demented Vulcan.
  5. When it’s time for me to start a new book, I doubt my ability to actually write another one. Can I do it again? Will the words be there? What if it sucks? What if no one reads it? I let myself go through all of the self-doubt and then I shake It off, put my butt in the chair and write.

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Guest Post: ‘Private Reserve’ by Cathryn Fox + #Giveaway

A day in the life of Cathryn Fox

Well, I’d like to say I wake up to butterflies and rainbows, slide into my silk robe and feather heeled slippers and sip on a mimosa made by my handsome, loin-cloth wearing butler, as I make my way to my desk, where the words will flow freely from my brain. But that would be the opposite of my life. LOL

The reality is I wake up, shuffle zombie-like to the coffee maker in my pajamas, and stare at it with murderous eyes until it finally beeps. I pour a cup, shuffle to my office to check emails, and when I’m finally awake enough, I head downstairs and get on the recumbent bike for 30 minutes. I hate biking, I really do, but the best part is I get to read for thirty precious, undisturbed minutes! Believe it or not, finding time to read is hard for me.

After that, I shower, make a shake, and plunk myself down at my desk. I set word goals so until I reach those goals, it’s no play time for me. When I start a new book, I usually set 1000 words a day for the first week (beginnings are hard for me) The second week I go up to 2000 words a day and the next week, and until the book is done, I do 3000 words. After writing, it’s time to make dinner. My kids are grown and gone so it’s only hubby and me at home, which makes meal prep much simpler. Continue reading

ARC Review: ‘Private Reserve’ @writercatfox

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
ARC Review: ‘Private Reserve’ @writercatfox

Private Reserve

by Cathryn Fox
Series: Dossier #1
Published by Entangled Publishing LLC on March 6th 2017
Genres: Erotic Romance
Pages: 99
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
Amazon | B&N
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Olivia was the best thing that ever happened to me. But she’s a good girl, and I have a side that is far too dark for a minister’s daughter. When she started talking about plans after graduation, the only thing I could do was run back to Italy—to protect her from me. But she’s back in my life, and I need a wife before I can take full ownership of our failing vineyard and hotel. Only problem is, I want her again. No way can I put my hands on her. One kiss, one taste, could unleash the side of me that would only scare her.
If she discovers my dark side, I don’t know if she’ll flee back to the states, or surrender to me. What she doesn’t know is she already owns me, and if she leaves, I’ll never be the same.

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Guest Post: ‘Garden of Thorns’ by Amber Mitchell

A Day in the Life of…Amber Mitchell

I wish I could lie and tell you my life is glamorous. Because, honestly, it sounds pretty cool when you tell someone you write and run your own business full time (okay, so it sounds cool to SOME people, others just look at you like you’re lazy). But while my typical day isn’t too exciting, the one I decided to chronicle was. When I knew I was going to write this article, I took a journal with me for this busy day and jotted down what I was doing!

8:30 AM: My four cats wake me up because it’s time for breakfast. Roll over and ignore cats.

8:32: Push cat’s paws of death off of my gut.

9:20: Finally give in to cat’s “gentle” reminders that they need to eat. Turn off alarm 10 minutes early.

9:50: After getting dressed and feeding the cats, I check my emails. Respond to two blogging opportunities, read my responses, rewrite them, and hit send.

10:03: Gather my flyers for my upcoming book launch party, my book and book swag.

10:05: Head to the car and drive 30 minutes to the nearest city with a bookstore (I know, I live in a city with no bookstore, but in my defense, it’s a small town AND the bookstore I went to is an indie!). Continue reading

Guest Post: ‘Flash of Fury’ by @LeaGriffith + #Giveaway

A Day in the Life of Lea Griffith

I will admit to some trepidation when I saw the topic for my blog stop with BLM. I thought, “Really, people want to know what my day is like?” This opened a whole cornucopia of other thoughts—does anyone really want to know what I eat? If I shave every day? Do they care that when I sneeze I have to cross my legs? Because I sneeze A LOT. I’ve got bad allergies.

It’s a tough question. One I worried about for a few days. I sat on the couch last night and it hit me! Just tell them what your day looks like—start at the beginning and move through to the end. And yeah, I can’t do it. You’ll stop after the first entry it’ll be so boring. So instead I’m going to give you a day, we’ll say yesterday, in the life of LEA GRIFFITH. Much different than Lea Griffith. Trust me. You ready? Let’s do this… Continue reading

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