Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer Author Promo Blitz: Interview and giveaway with Author, JW Phillips


J.W. Phillips was born in a small town in West Tennessee. She now finds herself living in the hills of the Great Smokey Mountains with two of the craziest and cutest kids, one adorable furbaby, and her incredibly romantic husband that is yummier than any of her book boyfriends.

She started to write after a dare from her daughter. Her first novel was a young adult, paranormal, Finding Home. After catching the writing bug, she wrote the novel she wanted to read, Innocent Lies. It was published on June 1st and Ethan Asher became her second man. Living a Lie is being released in the box set Hot Summer Nights on August 3, 2014 and Pretty Little Lies is set to go live October 1, 2014.



About her books:
INNOCENT LIES

**WARNING: This is NOT a sweet and sappy romance. It's dark, twisted, and not for the faint of heart. If you prefer HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY this is NOT the book for you. Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**

Dylan’s life was a living Hell, but she discovered what Hell really was.

Dylan was minding her own business when Ethan sat down at her table. All she wanted was peace from her past. He offered her the protection and calm she had never known. That was until she learned how much of that past he was a part of.

If life had taught Dylan Summers anything it was that not everyone gets a happily ever after.




LIVING A LIE

WARNING: This story contains mind-blowing sex, spanking, and dirty words. Proceed at your own risk.

After finding her husband of twenty-one years with her best friend, Cherry Black found herself in an abyss that she was not ready to climb out of. That was until her long lost spark was renew upon meeting and interviewing the elusive owner of the hottest BDSM club in the state.

An interview that she will never forget. An interview that will either heal her or destroy her.

Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations


Add to your Goodreads.com TBR list: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22392479-living-a-lie

Author Interview with JW: 
1) Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I favor romance with a little smut. Who am I kidding? I favor life with a little smut. I am shy, but loud. I was voted by the other moms at the ball field to be the least likely to get a tattoo. I already had my first tat at the time. I go to church then I rush over to march in a gay pride parade. I am me and even when I annoy myself, I wouldn’t change a thing.

2) Do you have a favorite spot to write?

My couch with a large glass of Mello Yello and snuggled close to my puppy Mia.

3) If your book were made into a movie, who do you picture playing each characters part?

They are so ingrained in my mind, it is hard to picture anyone playing them. I truly believe I would want an unknown to play the parts.

4) Which of your characters would you like to meet in person and why?

Ethan because who wouldn’t want to meet a man like him.

5) What is the hardest scene you have ever written?

The last one in INNOCENT LIES. My heart broke for the both of them.

6) What's the last book you read?

Hunny Bunny, Funny Bunny to my two year old neighbor.


7) What's one random fact about yourself that you can share?

My two middle toes are grown together.

8) What’s your favorite outside activity?

Outside of writing: watching movies with my kids. Outside in the yard: trying to get back inside. 

9) When can we expect a second book in Dylan and Ethan's story?

If I can stay out of the hospital, October 1st 2014.

10) What project are you working on now?

Pretty Little Lies, part two in the story of Ethan and Dylan.


Ways to Contact the Author

Email her at authorjjphillips@yahoo.com. She will personally answer emails as quickly as possible.


Goodreads.com at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21878065-innocent-lies

JW is giving away a copy if Innocent Lies, Hot Summer Nights that contains Living a Lie, and an ARC of Pretty Little Lies. Enter HERE:

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Author Promo Blitz - Guest Post with Author Alexia Purdy and a GIVEAWAY!

Working on A Dark Faerie Tale series


I've been asked what series is my baby, my one true love and why. It’s hard to pick, but if I had to pick, it would be ‘A Dark Faerie Tale Series’ about a girl named Shade who falls into a world that exists right alongside ours full of magic, faeries and treachery. Come to find she’s half faery herself and is destined to be the one to save the Seelie realm of Faeries from the treacherous Unseelie Queen Aveta.

How’s that for pressure? Shade is a complicated character and she evolves from a vulnerable teen who knows nothing of magic, weaponry or even how to deal with the dangers of the outdoors, to a confident wielder of rare magic and a true Queen in and of herself who rules grace and acquires many loyal followers.

I wanted a character to be vulnerable and change throughout the series instead of starting with a confident girl who really doesn't evolve much at all. I felt it was more authentic and the way she hardens, yet stays true to herself, becomes more evident throughout each story.

Writing this series has been an emotional ride to me. I did have to do some research on Faeries, their culture and legends and also create an entire world all in my head and convey that onto paper. It’s been one the most difficult tasks I've ever taken on, but well worth it in the end when I see readers pick up the series and come back with their imaginations running away with them after immersing themselves in the world of Faerie.

The world of a Dark Faerie Tale Series takes a reader into a realm of fantasy that sweeps them away and truly never lets you go. Give it a try!


Excerpt from ‘A Dark Faerie Tale Series Omnibus: Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale Series #1)’

She pressed her lips together, shaking her head. It was useless to talk to Dylan; the walls he built around himself were too thick. She could almost feel them pressing up against her, palpable and frigid.
“Why don’t you just go away?” Shade hissed at him, irritated. She began scooting away when he grabbed the sleeve of her hoodie. Looking up, she expected an angry glare but found an ocean of pain floating behind his eyes.
His mouth tensed with unexpected emotions, making her consider the seriousness of the situation. “I would, but I can’t. Like a cord between us, it binds me to you. Where you go, I must then follow. If you go too far, I am compelled to search for you until I find you. If I try to run, I would freeze in my own steps and be made to turn back. I’m anything but free. I’m your slave. I intend to see this to its finality and end it.” He snickered then and let her go. “’til death do us part, Shade.” He ripped off a bite of his jerky and chewed without looking back at her.

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A Dark Faerie Tale Series OMNIBUS

Included in this omnibus are books 1-3 with extras. A highly imaginative fantasy series which grasps onto a reader and never lets them go!  All packaged together to keep the adventures coming nonstop!

Together, these 3 books and 2 short stories have 384+ 5 stars, 190+ 4 stars and have been constantly on the bestsellers list of Amazon's categories in Mythology & Folk Tales, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Fairy Tales. With a combined 820 pages and valued at over $8.97, you'll get an amazing discount by purchasing the Omnibus along with a complete immersion into the Land of Faerie!

Evangeline is a short story prequel to Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale
Series #1)
The Land of Faerie is calling.
There are places unknown, magic lures you in,
And love spans lifetimes.
Don't resist. It's in the blood...

Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale #1)
A dark twist on faeries. For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen Faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin, has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it really seems to be.

 Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #2)
The Serenity of the Land of Faerie is threatened as the Unseelie Queen Aveta rages war against the three remaining Seelie Realms of Faerie. As Shade's powers grow, she finds she is running out of time to keep the war from spilling into the human world. Winter is growing in strength as the evil Queen's horrifying legions scar the land in their frigid wake. No one is safe.

 Ever Winter (A Dark Faerie tale #3)
Shade has been left all, but shattered. Travelling to the Ice kingdom, along with her 'body guard' Dylan-who continues to be bound to her-to where the holder of her magic dwells. The war of Faerie amplifies and her only chance to save it will be to resist the enchantments of the Ice King, one of the Ancient rulers of Faerie. But, he has his own agenda and will do anything to stop her from making it to the Summer Kingdom, with her family, to claim back her throne.

The Cursed (A Dark Faerie Tale #3.5)
The Ancients of Faerie are awakening, and they don't like what they see. Imprisoned and cursed to eternal slumber in chains for centuries, Arthas, the Unseelie King of Faerie, returns to claim his realm back. The world has changed and the thirst for vengeance is all consuming...

Ever Wrath (A Dark Faerie Tale #4) is now available for purchase separately!


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Author Promo Blitz 2014 - Interview with Renee Field (and a free book)

SUMMER AUTHOR  
PROMO BLITZ 
DAY 1

Welcome Author Renee Field!

When not writing, Renee is promoting other authors on StoryFinds.com, a site she founded in 2012 to help support Indie authors.

Field loves to write a variety of genres. She writes erotic romance for Ellora’s Cave, HQN and sensual paranormal romance as an Indie author. She is also venturing in New Adult with her first novella debuting in 2014. Field also writes nitty gritty young adult and paranormal young adult romance novels under the pen name Renee Pace (www.reneepace.com).

Field calls Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada home and loves her view of the Atlantic Ocean. She is a member of Romance Writers’ of America, her local Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada. She juggles work, four children and is a firm believer in soul-mates and the power of the sea.

You can find more about Renee and her books at http://reneefield.com/, and on her Amazon page.

Book Deal at the bottom of the post!!!


I asked Renee a few questions about her writing:

What made you want to write romances for adults?
I’m not sure if any one thing made me want to write for adults but I love to read romance and for me it was a natural extension. I do also write nitty gritty young adult, new adult and I’m working on a very exciting new project for 2014.

Patty Campbell talks about the germ for a piece of writing being like the sand in the oyster.  What is your grain of sand?  Do you begin with character or setting or something else?
For me it’s always a character. The characters talk in my head and then the story morphs and viola – a novel erupts.

Do you outline before you write or just dive in?
I do a combination of both. I’m more a seat of the pant writer but with time issues I’ve discovered a good outline is key for me.

Who is your favorite character you have written or read about?
I’d have to say I love Jamie, my strong heroine in my first romance novel – Rapture. I loved her because she’s normal but then discovers she’s actually a lost Siren princess and who doesn’t want to be a princess.

What books or authors have most influenced your writing most?
JR Ward I love all her books. Sandra King because her humor makes me honestly LOL, and people I admire the most would be my two local romance authors Deborah Hale and Julianne MacLean who were instrumental in me joining RWA and my local Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
I would have loved to meet Princess Diana and I’d ask her how going from ordinary to princess status felt.

What is one thing you would like your readers to know about you?
I love to help other writers. I created an on-line company called StoryFinds.com to help showcase other authors.

Tell us about your latest book, Loving Lies?

Blake Samson is a man driven to succeed. Having grown up with a disinherited, alcoholic father, he knows the value of money and isn’t afraid to work for it.  Now, with a degree in business, he’s out to prove himself to his wealthy grandfather. Securing his first major deal by acquiring Stone Cliff Resort at a rock bottom price will confirm that he’s a wheeler-dealer type who won’t take no for an answer, just like the old man. To accomplish his goals, Blake has put his personal life on hold, determined to remain focused on the prize, until the sexy little Gothed-up bartender dumps a drink in his lap.
Having a wealthy, Greek tycoon for a father wasn’t easy for Alyssa Papadopoulos, especially one who still believed in the archaic tradition of arranged marriages to secure a business deal. Now, three years after skipping out on the groom, she’d been on her own, coping in the real world with a new name, a new look and fake history that guaranteed no one would associate her with her father. Accepting a job at Stone Cliff Resort in Alberta provides her with a secure income and the opportunity to work on her one true love—photography. Getting involved with a rich bad boy didn’t factor into the plan. Too bad she hasn’t dated in months, and Mr. McDreamy of the lake has dimples to die for and a body that makes her hormones stand up and scream, Oh, hell yes!
Alyssa tries to avoid Blake, but he’s determined they enjoy some summer loving, offering her a deal filled with stolen kisses and hot steamy nights she finds impossible to resist. When Blake’s father dies and the world he's struggled to build begins to crumble, will Alyssa reveal the truth she so desperately holds on to, or will two people lying about their past give themselves permission to love.

Available on Kindle, Kobo, Nook & iBookstore August 4, 2014 – 42,000 length novel.

During the Blitz, Renee has her book, RAPTURE on special for readers to grab!  Check out the links below for your FREE (or $0.99 on Kindle) book!