• Book Tour & Giveaway

    Book Tour: Rhuna

    Rhuna – Keeper of Wisdom
    A Quest For Ancient Wisdom Book 1
    by Barbara Underwood
    Genre: YA Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
    In the ancient, mystical past when an idyllic Atlantis-like civilization
    flourished, its people with exceptional powers could build giant
    stone structures like the Pyramids, and transform elements such as
    sand to stone and metal to gold with concentrated energy of the
    mind.
    This utopian Atlan Empire is rocked when one of its most preeminent
    Masters rebels and seeks to subvert the ideals of Atlan society.
    Roaming the countryside in a black robe, misusing his powers on
    innocent people, he becomes known as the dreaded Dark Master.

     

    On a distant and isolated island on the fringes of the Atlan Empire, a
    young girl named Rhuna comes of age when she meets a man from Atlán
    and learns that her father was an Atlan Master who was killed in his
    attempt to destroy the Dark Master.
    Journeying across oceans and ancient worlds, Rhuna learns to master her inherent
    mental powers, transforming elements and summoning visions by means
    of the Gazing of the Waters. Unlike her peers, however, Rhuna
    discovers she has an extra power, namely the ability to summon
    visions mentally, without incantations or powders.
    When the Dark Master’s activities become a threat to the peaceful Atlan
    Empire, the Atlan Masters come to realize that they cannot defeat him
    without Rhuna’s special visionary powers to observe the Dark
    Master’s activity and whereabouts.
    The first book in this extraordinary Urban Fantasy series lays the
    foundations of the Atlan Empire and Rhuna’s world, and even when
    the Dark Master appears to have been defeated, secret and sinister
    powers continue to threaten the ancient Utopia.
    Rhuna- Crossroads
    A Quest For Ancient Wisdom Book 2
    This exciting second book in the Rhuna YA Urban Fantasy Series can also be
    read as a standalone novel.

     

    Some years have passed since Rhuna helped to defeat the Dark Master in her
    new home of Atlán, and now Rhuna has a teenage daughter who
    accompanies her on an assignment in Ancient Egypt to investigate some
    disturbing reports.
    She soon discovers an astonishing underground network of the Dark
    Master’s followers, along with the secret group of Atlans dedicated
    to stopping them. In the process of trying to carry out her
    assignment, Rhuna is confronted with enormous challenges that could
    drastically change her entire life and everything she has ever
    believed in!
    Rhuna – The Star Child
    A Quest For Ancient Wisdom Book 3
    This thrilling sequel to Rhuna: Crossroads is set in mystical Ancient
    Egypt where Black Magic was developed by the followers of the
    legendary villain, The Dark Master. As strange and frightening curses
    plague the population, Rhuna discovers the underground organization
    that performs this uncanny new magic, but she can only combat it with
    the help of her long-lost father. Having learned from her father
    amazing new skills to empower her on the Astral Plane, Rhuna once
    again strives to preserve peace and harmony in the idyllic Atlan
    civilization.

     

    Far more challenging than fighting powerful Dark Forces, however, is
    Rhuna’s personal anguish when her daughter becomes involved with
    the leader of the Black Magic movement, and the once-perfect Atlan
    society based on utopian principles begins to crumble all around her.
    Shocking events escalate Rhuna’s world to a breathless climax as
    she and her family undergo a momentous upheaval, and she is forced to
    make great personal sacrifices for her loved ones.
    Rhuna – New Horizons
    A Quest For Ancient Wisdom Book 4
    The fourth book in the series, Rhuna: New Horizons can also be read as a
    standalone novel.
    After sacrificing a life of comfort and security for her daughter’s sake,
    Rhuna and her family go into exile and start a new life in the former
    Atlan colony of Varappa. This faraway land is a frontier of new
    technology such as air travel, loops in time and a society apparently
    flourishing without a governing body of any kind.
    On the surface, everyone appears to thrive in this liberated society,
    but this kind of free thinking is fertile ground for the Dark Master
    and his followers. Just when Rhuna and her family settle into their
    beautiful new lakeside home, strange things begin to happen. Powerful
    conjurers cause upheaval with their sinister magic, driving people
    from their homes.
    An isolated society claiming to adhere to the ways of the First Atlans,
    appear to be fighting a losing battle against these followers of the
    Dark Master. While attempting to find a diplomatic solution to the
    escalating conflict, Rhuna faces great challenges in her personal
    life. Aradin’s love for her has cooled off inexplicably, and
    Lozira’s emotional wellbeing teeters on a precarious threshold. In
    desperation, Rhuna combines her magical powers and Varappan
    technology to do the unthinkable. What she does, however, is
    forbidden, and brings about a rift between her and her own father.
    Rhuna may have headed down a path from which there is no turning
    back…
    Barbara Underwood was born and raised in Sydney, Australia; the only child of
    German migrants who provided a rich and diverse childhood
    environment. Already in third grade she wrote a short children’s book
    for a class project and realized that she was deeply satisfied with
    creating stories. In sixth grade, for another class project, her
    teacher was so impressed by the lengthy story she submitted, that he
    commented at the end “I see we are going to have another author”.
    Over the years Barbara kept writing one thing or another, but only as a
    hobby while she pursued other interests and goals. In the 1990s, she
    completed a correspondence course in professional writing, doing it
    in her spare time after work. This led to having a few short stories
    published, but what she really wanted to do was write a proper
    novel.
    At this time, Barbara had travelled extensively and gained a wealth of
    knowledge and experience in subjects that held special appeal for
    her, namely ancient history, myths and legends (such as Atlantis, the
    builders of megaliths around the world), folklore (the belief that a
    god-like race gave mankind its technology), human psychology and the
    culture of other countries. What better subject for her first novel
    than to combine all these elements into one big adventure!
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  • COVER REVEAL,  Uncategorized

    Cover Reveal | The Escort (Night Series #2)

    The Escort
    A.M. Salinger
    (Night Series, #2)
    Publication date: February 9th 2018
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

    He is everything I’ve ever wanted in a man. And I will do anything to get him. Even if I have to lie to him — Ethan

    He is a sinful temptation. A guy who loves pushing all my buttons. But I can’t touch him. And I most definitely cannot have him — Joe

    Ethan Skye has had only one goal in mind since the first night he walked into Saron, the most exclusive gay club in Tokyo: to win the heart of Joe Cavendish, its brooding owner and the man he’d fallen in love with at first sight. When Ethan takes a job as a bartender at Saron to get closer to Joe, little does he know that his actions will set him in the sights of an obsessive admirer.

    Jaded by his troubled past and with his heart very much guarded, Joe Cavendish has one strict rule in life: never mix business with pleasure. Unfortunately for Joe, one cocky, sexy bartender seems intent on testing that resolve to its very limits, and Joe finds his patience and his libido increasingly challenged as he fights his growing attraction for his new employee. But after Joe discovers the danger Ethan is in, his possessive instincts compel him to take on the role of Ethan’s personal bodyguard and pretend lover.

    Can Joe protect Ethan from his increasingly violent stalker and maintain his own sanity while he gets up close and personal to the alluring young man storming his way inside his numb heart? Will Ethan overcome Joe’s stubbornness and convince the club owner to take a chance on love? Or will the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other threaten their fragile, burgeoning relationship?

    Discover Ethan and Joe’s story in this second novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger.

    This is a novella length MM romance with a HEA.

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    Author Bio:

    Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling thriller author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2017, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.

    Want to be the first to know about Ava’s new releases and get access to exclusive content, sneak previews, sales, and giveaways ? Then sign up to her Reader Group here: https://www.amsalinger.com/subscribe/

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  • Linda Broday,  Uncategorized

    Review: The Cowboy Who Came Calling (Texas Heroes #2)

    The Cowboy Who Came Calling (Texas Heroes) by [Broday, Linda]

    Title: The Cowboy Who Came Calling
    Author: Linda Broday
    Series: Texas Heroes #2
    Pub Date: February 6, 2018
    ISBN: 9781492646471
    Genre: Western Romance

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    “Linda Broday’s heroes step right out of her books and into your heart.” —JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author

    A Former Texas Ranger on a missionA determined woman slowly losing her sightA love neither could have predicted…and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin.

    Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn’t mean she’ll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds.

    Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn’t plan to fall in love, but there’s no denying the strength of Glory’s will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory’s been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance…

    And trust that love is worth fighting for.

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    “One riot, one Ranger” that is how the saying goes. But in “The Cowboy Who Came Calling” written by Linda Broday, the second title to her latest series “Texas Heroes” published under Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 6, 2018). We come to learn that even a Ranger needs assistance now again.

    Luke McClain from an early age, knew what and who he wanted to be. A Texas Ranger, a person who brought the lawless to justice. But with one ambush, those dreams were torn in two. Now, he must find the person responsible to clear his name.

    Along, the way he runs into Glory Day a young woman who struggles to support her mother and two younger sisters when her father was accused of robbing a bank, caught and sent to prison.

    She knows that there will come a day when she would be unable to help the one she loves like she use to. However, she must march on, especially, if she wants to save the homeland before she loses her vision. To do this,  she must first track down and bring a dangerous criminal to justice…ALIVE.

    I loved how Linda Broday built the characters, by the third chapter it was like you knew these characters for years. The courage and strength that Glory demonstrated were inspiring. Luke though on the run, found the time to do what he does best, help when help was needed, even at the risk sometimes of his own life. This story had some wonderful secondary characters as well, you couldn’t help but fall in love with them.

    The wonderful moments between Luke and Glory was done superbly. Inserted at the correct moment throughout the story, which kept the book in a nice rhythm.

    The Cowboy Who Came Calling an inspirational tale of strength and courage in the old west. How nothing is insurmountable when you have love of family standing by your side.
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    What People Are Saying About Linda Broday:
    “Fans of classic Western tales will delight in the rough-and-tumble world Broday creates…” —RT Book Reviews for To Love a Texas Ranger
    “A shining example of the talent of one of the best historical western authors.” —Fresh Fiction for Forever His Texas Bride
    “Broday’s Westerns always captivate with realistic settings, rugged cowboys and feisty heroines.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Forever His Texas Bride

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    Linda Broday

     

     

    I’m a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and make my living writing western historical romance. I am truly fortunate to live in the Texas Panhandle on land where the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. I’m inspired every single day. I’ve always been fascinated with cowboys and the American West way of life because to me these men and women embody the spirit and strength I want in my characters. My desire to keep history alive is what drives me. Also, these pesky characters in my head that refuse to go away! I can’t imagine writing anything else. My wish is to touch a reader’s heart in some way and have them coming back for more. If I can do that, I’ll have succeeded.

    I’m a regular contributor at www.PetticoatsandPistols.com and blog there every third Tuesday of the month. You can also find me at www.casablancaauthors.blogspot.com. I think it’s important to promote western historical romance any way I can and that’s what I strive to do.

    My Best to each of you! May you always find a book that takes you on an unforgettable adventure.

     

  • BLITZ,  Book Tour & Giveaway,  Uncategorized

    Book Blitz | Shopping for a Billionaire’s Honeymoon

    Shopping for a Billionaire’s Honeymoon
    Julia Kent
    Publication date: January 31st 2017
    Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

    He is addicted to his phone and his new role as CEO. I’m addicted to getting some on my own honeymoon.

    One of these things is not like the other.

    I am pretty sure a serial killer’s lair is the only place in the world where I could stash my new husband so he can’t manage the acquisition of our new company.

    And that seems a little drastic.

    But only a little…

    All I want is one week alone with him. Hours in bed, legs tangled together in ecstasy, room service and long walks on the beach in Hawaii.

    Not vying for his kisses around a Bluetooth microphone. The Borg aren’t sexy in real life.

    So I’m taking matters into my own hands and hitting “reboot” on our honeymoon.

    We’re going to a place so remote that no one can find us.

    Not even my mother.

    Shopping for a Billionaire’s Honeymoon is now a full-length book of 150+ pages, with both Shannon and Declan’s points of view. Originally published with only Shannon’s viewpoint, this expanded edition is a result of reader feedback. People wanted to know what Declan was up to – so here you go. This book is meant to be read after Shopping for a Billionaire’s Wife and/or Shopping for a CEO’s Fiancée, but if you read it out of order (or even as a standalone), that’s fine. Shannon and Declan forgive you.

    Goodreads / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks / Google Play

    There is also an audiobook on Whispersync with Zach Webber and Tanya Eby as the voices of Shannon and Declan!

    Only 99¢ for a limited time!

    EXCERPT:

    Shannon

    Let’s do an inventory of this fine day. My day-after-I-got-married day. In Vegas.

    After fleeing my Momzilla mother.

    Today is supposed be Day One of my honeymoon after marrying the billionaire of my dreams.

    (Let’s not count the night before).

    Woke up to the lovely sight of my husband’s tousled dark hair sliding down my torso so he could feast on me for breakfast.

    Had actual breakfast in bed after room service delivered mixed berries, cream, bacon, and maple-soaked carrot-cake french toast, and the best damn coffee on the planet from the coffee chain I now own.

    Made love with my delightful husband in the giant jetted bathtub in our suite. Turns out I’m as bendy as a Cirque du Soleil performer when I need to be. Maybe Mom’s insistence that I attend all those yoga classes she teaches has a silver lining after all.

    Dressed and prepared to hop the corporate jet for Hawaii, kisses interspersed between readying ourselves for the trip. Undressed twice. Dressed twice. Declan insisted I not wear panties for the plane trip.

    “But I’m already a member of the Mile High Club,” I’d protested.

    “Not as a wife.”

    He had a point.

    Panties abandoned.

    Found his brother, my best friend, a former colleague and an Anterdec chauffeur all married to each other.

    Notice something a little different about that last one?

    Yeah. Me too.

    Day One of my honeymoon had promise, but now? Now it’s a little too real.

    We’re on the plane, settling into our seats, and I’m doing my best not to think about my poor best friend and her chaotic mess back at the Anterdec resort where Declan and I just spent nearly a week trying to figure out our entire life.

    Which we did, successfully, to my utter surprise. After fleeing our wedding in a helicopter and lying to my Momzilla mother, we managed to get to Las Vegas, ensconced in a resort on the Vegas Strip that Declan had designed himself as an intern in college. By the time my crazy family caught up to us, we’d steeled ourselves for the inevitable fallout.

    And got so much more than we expected, in more ways than one. We’re married now. Husband and wife.

    That’s really all that matters.

    That, and honeymoon sex.

    Lots and lots and lots of honeymoon sex. It’s my wifely right to walk funny for the next few days.

    And his husbandly duty to make it so.

     

    Author Bio:

    New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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