Acquiring Hearts Series: A Heart Series Novel by S. Donahue @EJBookPromos @SDonahue2015


Title: Acquiring Hearts
Series: A Heart Series Novel
Author: S. Donahue
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2015

Have you ever met someone and just knew that they were the one that you were supposed to spend the rest of your life with? In S. Donahue’s Contemporary Romance novel, Acquiring Hearts, Bradley Roberts accidentally meets Giavonna Coppi, his secretary’s sister. He immediately has an attraction to her, but she is not like any of the women that he has dated before.
Gia is an independent, hardworking lawyer who’s been hurt in the past. She invested all of her time into establishing her career. When she meets Bradley, she senses the connection but is afraid to give him her all.
 
As Bradley finds himself wanting to spend more time with Gia, many dilemmas begin to surface. When their romance is tested, can they see past the obstacles that are standing in their way? Are they meant to be together or is it just easier for them to be apart? There’s only one way to find out…check out this heartfelt fairytale full of emotion, devotion and passion.

 

S. Donahue is a romance author who resides in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, with her husband and their four-year-old son. She has two book series titled The Heart Series and The Boston Kirkpatricks, and a holiday romance titled One For The Holiday. She is currently working on several novels to be released, including the highly anticipated Provoked.
When she is not writing, Donahue loves shopping, reading, and spending time with family. She loves to connect with her readers, so feel free to find her on Facebook or visit her blog at https://shannshops.wordpress.com/

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Breaking Braydon by MK Harkins @mkharkins #review


 

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I enjoyed the book mostly because it was an easy read. There was not a lot of angst. For me, Jain was a little different as was her issue. The fact that Jain felt she had to mask her beauty to become a somebody in her profession was new and fresh. The idea that a pretty girl with these fantastic eyes couldnt be taken seriously, though different I am sure doesnt happen often. As for the rest of her story, well I appreciated the fact that the girl was motivated by her Mother’s disease to work hard to find a cure.

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The story of how Braydon got to be the character we read about was different too.

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Sometimes superficial things motivate girls to get their hooks in a guy. So many times Braydon has wondered if someone likes him because of his place in society or his money, but definitely not him. That is so sad to me. Braydon finds a way to combat that. Braydon was cool but to me Jain was the star.

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I have always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, I decided to write the kind of book I would like to read. This resulted in the creation of my debut novel, Intentional.
I am currently working on a sequel based on the life of one of Intentional’s supporting characters.
When I’m not writing novels, I enjoy traveling the world, rain, watching movies and reading (!)
I also run my own business in my current hometown of Mercer Island, Washington.
You can contact me at: mkharkins@hotmail.com

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner #1) by Denise Grover Swank #Review @DeniseMSwank


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First I will say YES I loved this book. Then I will say that the main character Rose Anne Gardner pulled on my heart strings! I felt so connected to her. She was naive, lovable, funny and cute.

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I am happily moving on to the next book. I made a list of them in their order with the amazon links. PLEASE grab this. It is light-hearted, comical, naughty and VERY serious too. Sounds complicated? YES that’s why you gotta read this.

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Twenty Nine and a Half Reasons Amazon

Thirty and a Half Excuses (Rose Gardner, #3) Amazon

Falling to Pieces (Rose Gardner, #3.5) Amazon

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (Rose Gardner, #4) Amazon

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner, #5) Amazon

Picking Up the Pieces (Rose Gardner, #5.5)  Amazon 

Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (Rose Gardner, #6) Amazon

Ripple of Secrets (Rose Gardner, #6.5) Amazon

Thirty Four and a Half Predicaments Amazon

Winner of The Beacon – 2010 Unpublished Division, Mainstream Category

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Denise is a single mom who lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri raising five of her six kids. (The oldest has gone off to live on his own.) She loves to embarrass her children whether it be spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen or making her teens’ friends think she’s funny/cool.*gasp* (Even if it’s in her own mind.) On rare occasions, she is known to post stories about her crazy life on her family blog There’s Always Room for One More.She keeps her sanity by creating worlds to escape to and characters to hang out with.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Six kids!?!?! Wow! Did you give birth to all of them? No, three of my children are adopted– two from China and one from Vietnam — though I tend to forget who’s bio and who’s adopted. My oldest son, Trace, has moved out and is engaged to a wonderful woman. The other five, Ross, Julia, Jenna, Ryan, and Emma range in age from twenty-one to four.

How did you become a single mom? My husband was in a single engine plane crash in January of 2006. He suffered burn injuries and died five weeks later on March 7.

Why did you decide to become an author? I’ve always written, since I started my first novel in the fourth grade. I made it to page 70 on my wide ruled spiral notebook before I stopped. I continued to write in high school and attempted several novels in my twenties before life got in the way of writing. I rediscovered my love of writing when I started my blog There’s Always Room for One More. In the fall of 2009, I realized I wasn’t getting any younger and it was now or never, so I participated in NaNoWriMo. I was off and running! Chosen and Hunted of The Chosen series and Here from my YA On the Otherside are dark and angsty. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes is quirky and funny. How can I write such extremes? I’m a Gemini. Enough said.Actually, I like both. I hope I never have to pick one or the other. Writing dark and then light and funny is a good balance. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes is more like my family blog (mentioned above).

When is Thirty and a Half Excuses coming out? September 10, 2013. Amazon.

When The Chosen series is over, will you write another adult urban fantasy? Yes. I’ve researched and plotted out three books and three short stories for my new series The Curse Keepers. The release date of the first book is November 19, 2013. Amazon.

Have another question for Denise? Email her.

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner #1) by Denise Grover Swank #Spotlight @DeniseMSwank


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For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She’s had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone’s toilet’s overflowed, but she’s never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn’t enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

Rose realizes she’s wasted twenty-four years of living and makes a list on the back of a Wal-Mart receipt: twenty-eight things she wants to accomplish before her vision comes true. She’s well on her way with the help of her next door neighbor Joe, who has no trouble teaching Rose the rules of drinking, but won’t help with number fifteen– do more with a man. Joe’s new to town, but it doesn’t take a vision for Rose to realize he’s got plenty secrets of his own.

Somebody thinks Rose has something they want and they’ll do anything to get it. Her house is broken into, someone else she knows is murdered, and suddenly, dying a virgin in the Fenton County jail isn’t her biggest worry after all.

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Twenty Nine and a Half Reasons Amazon

Thirty and a Half Excuses (Rose Gardner, #3) Amazon

Falling to Pieces (Rose Gardner, #3.5) Amazon

Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (Rose Gardner, #4) Amazon

Thirty-Two and a Half Complications (Rose Gardner, #5) Amazon

Picking Up the Pieces (Rose Gardner, #5.5)  Amazon 

Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans (Rose Gardner, #6) Amazon

Ripple of Secrets (Rose Gardner, #6.5) Amazon

Thirty Four and a Half Predicaments Amazon

Winner of The Beacon – 2010 Unpublished Division, Mainstream Category

Author Denise Grover Swank

Denise is a single mom who lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri raising five of her six kids. (The oldest has gone off to live on his own.) She loves to embarrass her children whether it be spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen or making her teens’ friends think she’s funny/cool.*gasp* (Even if it’s in her own mind.) On rare occasions, she is known to post stories about her crazy life on her family blog There’s Always Room for One More.She keeps her sanity by creating worlds to escape to and characters to hang out with.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Six kids!?!?! Wow! Did you give birth to all of them? No, three of my children are adopted– two from China and one from Vietnam — though I tend to forget who’s bio and who’s adopted. My oldest son, Trace, has moved out and is engaged to a wonderful woman. The other five, Ross, Julia, Jenna, Ryan, and Emma range in age from twenty-one to four.

How did you become a single mom? My husband was in a single engine plane crash in January of 2006. He suffered burn injuries and died five weeks later on March 7.

Why did you decide to become an author? I’ve always written, since I started my first novel in the fourth grade. I made it to page 70 on my wide ruled spiral notebook before I stopped. I continued to write in high school and attempted several novels in my twenties before life got in the way of writing. I rediscovered my love of writing when I started my blog There’s Always Room for One More. In the fall of 2009, I realized I wasn’t getting any younger and it was now or never, so I participated in NaNoWriMo. I was off and running! Chosen and Hunted of The Chosen series and Here from my YA On the Otherside are dark and angsty. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes is quirky and funny. How can I write such extremes? I’m a Gemini. Enough said.Actually, I like both. I hope I never have to pick one or the other. Writing dark and then light and funny is a good balance. Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes is more like my family blog (mentioned above).

When is Thirty and a Half Excuses coming out? September 10, 2013. Amazon.

When The Chosen series is over, will you write another adult urban fantasy? Yes. I’ve researched and plotted out three books and three short stories for my new series The Curse Keepers. The release date of the first book is November 19, 2013. Amazon.

Have another question for Denise? Email her.

VANNI: A Groupie Saga Prequel by Ginger Voight @GingerVoight @BrandeesBook


 

VANNI: A Groupie Saga Prequel

 

by Ginger Voight

 

Release Date: July 24, 2015

Ginger is VERY excited to share with you the release of “Vanni: A Groupie Saga Prequel”. Perfect for those Groupie fans or if you have not jumped on the Groupie wagon yet, now is the time to start with Vanni (and pick up Groupie for FREE – link below)! Be sure to add to your Goodreads to read list, Order your copy and enter the GIVEAWAY below for a signed copy of the Groupie Trilogy! Join the Facebook Party at the link below.

 

 

Before the groupies. Before the stardom. He was, simply, Vanni.
Giovanni Carnevale knows what it means to struggle. Since his father abandoned the family when he was a child, Vanni’s been in and out of trouble, trying to carve his place in the world. That all changes when he moves to Brooklyn, to live with his beloved great Aunt Susan.
After introducing Vanni to music, Susan realizes his talent and pushes him to reach his full potential. But her sudden death leaves him adrift, unable to connect with anyone, friends and girlfriends alike. His personal life slowly deteriorating, Vanni focuses on his music and dream of being a rock star. After so many betrayals, he’s determined to keep everyone who might hurt him at arm’s length—at the time people want him the most.
You already know how his story ends. Now read how it begins with VANNI: A PREQUEL.
Ginger Voight takes us back to where it all began, with an intimate look at one of your favorite book boyfriends—from his perspective.
 
 

 

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Ginger Voight is a screenwriter and bestselling author with over twenty published titles in fiction and nonfiction. She covers everything from travel to politics in nonfiction, as well as romance, paranormal, and dark, “ripped from the headlines” topics like Dirty Little Secrets.
Ginger discovered her love for writing in sixth grade, courtesy of a Halloween assignment. From then on, writing became a place of solace, reflection, and security. This was never more true than when she found herself homeless in L.A. at the age of nineteen. There, she wrote her first novel, longhand on notebook paper, while living out of her car.
In 1995, after she lost her nine-day-old son, she worked through her grief by writing the story that would eventually become The Fullerton Family Saga.
In 2011, she embarked on a new journey–to publish romance novels starring heroines who look more like the average American woman. These “Rubenesque” romances have developed a following thanks to her bestselling Groupie series. Other titles, such as the highly-rated New Adult series, Fierce, tap into the “reality-TV” preoccupation in American entertainment, which gives her contemporary stories a current, pop culture edge.
Known for writing gut-twisting angst, Ginger isn’t afraid to push the envelope with characters who are perfectly imperfect. Whether rich, poor, sweet, selfish, gay, straight, plus-size or svelte, her characters are beautifully flawed and three-dimensional. They populate her lavish fictional landscapes and teach us more about the real world in which we live simply through their interactions with each other. Ginger’s goal with every book is to give the reader a little bit more than they were expecting, told through stories they’ll never forget.

 

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MY SERENITY by M. Clarke @GCReading @MaryTing


 

MY SERENITY
by M. Clarke
 

When tragedy strikes, Seth Stewart is forced to return home after the death of his beloved father. The unexpected detour forces him to oversee the family’s auto shop and restaurant business, and Seth must kiss the prestigious internship goodbye after his first year at Berkeley Business School. When he collides with his first crush after his arrival, Seth wonders what possibly could have happened to Josefina Anders.

Josefina has hidden many secrets she is too ashamed to share with anyone, especially Seth. When they cross paths again, the urge to relive their past lingers in her mind even though she knows he couldn’t accept her sketchy past. Things get even more complicated when her mother returns, as well as her overly possessive ex, who decides to crash into her fragile existence all over again.

Will Seth’s connection for Josefina be strong enough to see past her secrets, or will he realize he can’t rekindle an old flame?

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I started writing Crossroads after my grandmother passed away.  When these characters came to life in my mind, along with the character Gamma, inspired by my grandmother, it was a way for me to heal.  I decided to start from a dream I had in high school, chapter one.  Chapter two is also based on my dream as well.  I didn’t think I would have much to write about, but when I made Claudia to be more like me, it was easy.  Her first car, her first job, her first experience at camping and her grandmother having a stroke was all part of me.  Too bad Michael wasn’t real…lol!!

Many people like Davin, which I’m really happy about because his character was inspired by my friend who passed away.  He was very likable and was a best friend to all his friends.  Patty is my friend from church.  She is exactly how I described her, social butterfly who knows everything about her friends and fashion.  I named Claudia after a student I once had many years ago.  I can still picture her face, just like an angel.  When I was much younger, I had a crush on a boy name Michael, but his character is based off my husband, protective, romantic, and silly at times.  No… he doesn’t have wings…lol!!!

Though I was busy with work, being a wife, a mother, and PTA president, I would always find time to write, even if that meant typing while I was cooking or brushing my teeth.  Crossroads was written for a fast, fun reading with likable characters.  Many have emailed me to let me know how Crossroads has helped them escaped from their everyday stress.  Also, how they’ve connected to this book because of chapter one, having a loved one passed away.

I took on a journey not knowing how rewarding it would be for me. I’ve meet so many wonderful people from all over the world through facebook, goodreads and blog sites.  I’ve made everlasting friendship where friendship knows no boundaries.  And I have to thank my grandmother who continues to watch over me from Heaven.

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Saving Me (Finding You Series Book 3) by Amanda Mackey @AmandaMacey43 #review


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After finally being reunited with Kyle, Dakota and Daniel have a blissful life they’ve only ever dreamed of…

Keeping with the first two books in the series this one was another GREAT read. Don’t miss reading the others in this series. All are a little dark and YES I love the dark. Dakota has  some resolve with her family and her overall healing. What I really have to point out is the emotional toll her marriage had on her. The descriptive way the author portrays the character of Dakota made her a favorite of mine. I think showing her resilience was like a girl power

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Without giving away any of the plot here, I will say the cat and mouse part of the plot was my favorite. I truly loved the author’s style and the overall plot. She shows Dakota’s sanity being held over a cliff by a piece of dental floss. Also, Daniel was brought into the fold again. Their past is still secret, so their bond has only continued to grow strong. He shows so much loyalty towards Dakota.

 

Sanity will be tested.

Revenge will be sought. The ending was HUGE!

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Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She’s published 2 non-fiction books and has her a fiction novel titled, Instinctual out now. Instinctual is a 2 book series.
Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career.

Saving Me (Finding You Series Book 3) by Amanda Mackey @AmandaMacey43


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After finally being reunited with Kyle, Dakota and Daniel have a blissful life they’ve only ever dreamed of…

With secrets locked away and painful memories fading, Dakota soon learns that no matter how far or fast you run, the past always has a way of catching up to you.

Taken at gunpoint by her deranged ex-husband and driven to a secluded location, she soon learns just what he has in store for her and how crazy he really is.

Lives will be lost.

Sanity will be tested.

Revenge will be sought.

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Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She’s published 2 non-fiction books and has her a fiction novel titled, Instinctual out now.
Instinctual is a 2 book series. Book 2 will be out Sept. 30 2014.
Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career.

Salvage Book 1 by Tiffany Aleman @tiffany_aleman @Tantalizingblog


 

Title: Salvage Book 1
Author: Tiffany Aleman
Cover Artist: Tabby Coots with Cover Up! Designs
Release Date: August 2, 2015
 

Stereotypical trailer trash. That’s how people saw me. I’m Karmen Butler, the girl everyone teased, tortured, pranked—bullied.

After graduating high school, I left my shithole of a town behind with no intentions of ever returning. My dreams were within my grasp. Or so I thought…

Luck. That’s what was on his side. Brayden Stephens was on top of the world and the biggest prick of all. At least that’s how I remember him. Then he lost it all. His vices took over and now he’s a washed-up has-been with a cocky smirk and arrogant attitude.

Valued. That was how he made me feel. One night changed everything for us. In an instant I was lost to his touch, his voice. Everything about him captivated me.

Against my better judgment, I let him in. I let him see the real me. Since he’d walked into my office, he’d been trying to redeem himself of his past mistakes. 


Glimpses of a love and life I’d never known before were all he had given me. Now he’s done it, the one thing he said he wouldn’t. He’s broken me. AGAIN. 

Excuses are what I was fed. The truth restrained him, bound him to his past, and now, I’m left to deal with the aftermath. 

Is there anything left to SALVAGE?

 
I don’t know…
 
You tell me.
 

No Strings Attached by Candy Caine @CandyCaine2


 

 

Two passionate stories of women finding love when they least expect it…

Never is Not Forever 

Claudia Brown has the perfect life, full of all the trappings of success. She has put herself through school and has worked hard to become the youngest English department chairperson at a prestigious ivy-league university. One trap she swears to avoid is marriage—a sure-fire way to constrain her career. Besides, she likes playing the field. But when Claudia realizes her biological clock is a ticking time bomb, she decides to have a baby—minus the attachment of the father. After a meticulous search she finds the perfect specimen: Robert Sterling, a smart, sexy, fellow professor. But she doesn’t factor in the one thing that can derail her entire campaign—falling in love with the sperm donor!

Forever Yours 

When Jade Green meets successful trial lawyer, Charles Trotter, she finds herself relaxing in the warmth of his smiles and his off-beat humor. Best of all, even though he is a blue-eyed hunk, she thinks of him only as a great guy to hang with—no drama, no intimacy, no possibility of shattered dreams. And wonder of wonders, he seems to feel exactly the same way! When Charles Totter meets Jade Green, he thinks she is a walking wet dream. As he gets to know her better, he finds he also enjoys her company and her quirky sense of humor. Now if he can only find a way to get her into his bed!

 
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Robert took another sip of his drink. In the background the music throbbed sensually. “I’ve been alone most of my life. My parents died when I was an infant and an aunt raised me until she died when I was fourteen. Then I was placed in a foster home until I was eighteen. I’ve always been afraid to get close to anyone for fear they’d leave me—or so says a psychologist friend of mine.” He grimaced wryly.

Claudia thought he was sounding more and more like the perfect candidate to be the father of her baby. “I never had much of a family life, either,” she admitted.  At least that was the truth.

As they continued to talk, Claudia found herself becoming more interested in him as a person, nearly forgetting why she had lured him there in the first place. Then the moment happened. He put down his glass and removed his glasses revealing the most beautiful teal-colored eyes she’d ever seen on a man. Before that thought had been completely translated by her brain, his lips were covering hers.

It was a gentle kiss, slow and thoughtful. In the background she could hear the sensual guitar music of Ottmar Liebert and marveled how much it fit the mood. Claudia liked how Robert’s mouth felt on hers and actually wanted more. Surprised at her reaction to the kiss, she realized she might not need a script, after all…

Forever Yours
 
Despite the fact Jade knew she should end things with Charles, it felt comfortable having breakfast with him. Worse, she could see making a habit of it. After they finished he insisted on helping her clean up. Standing next to him at the sink washing the dishes as he dried, she felt the heat rising from his body. The scent of his after-shave was intoxicating and going straight to her head. She wanted him to kiss her, but knew he wouldn’t. Not after the last time. So she did the unthinkable and kissed him.
“This is for breakfast and two more inches to my waistline,” she said. “Thanks a lot.” He smacked his forehead and said, “I did it again, didn’t I? I’m going to become a Pavlovian response. You’re going to equate me with food.”
“It’s a distinct possibility,” Jade replied as she playfully punched his arm.

Charles gently took her face and held it between his large hands. She looked into his eyes as they sought hers. She had to be blind not to see the hope and longing there. “Are you going to run away this time?” he asked, his deep voice resonating with emotion.

 

Whether she’s writing a short story or novel, Candy Caine will make her interracial romances hot and spicy. Always striving to entertain her readers, Candy tries to breathe life into her characters, making life often interesting for her husband, Robert back in their home on Long Island, NY. And both are trying to teach their fifteen-year old yellow Lab, Sammy, new tricks.
Candy loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at candy@candycaine.com.
Visit her website at www.candycaine.com.