BLACK HEARTS by Tori Fox #CoverReveal @inkslingerpr @torifoxbooks


It’s finally time to reveal the gorgeous cover for Tori Fox’s Black Hearts. It’s the first book in her new rockstar romance series, and it’s coming September 8th!

Book Title: Black Hearts

Author: Tori Fox

Genre: Dark Rockstar Romance

About Black Hearts:

I’ve been in love with Charlie Fortier since we were seven years old and she punched me in the face for pulling on her pigtails. She was the girl next door. I was the punk ass kid who got in trouble. She told me she loved me when she was seventeen. I broke her heart instead. Then I left. And my band became one of the biggest in the world. She was always around. On the sidelines. Being my friend. And I’ve spent the last twelve years in love with her. She just doesn’t know. But I can’t tell her. Because I can’t be with her. I made too many deals to keep her safe. I owe too many debts for those same reasons. Now I’m back home. And she is everywhere. Staying away is too hard. But the truth is harder. I have scars on my black heart and they all belong to her.  

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About the SAINTS & SINNERS series:

Saints & Sinners are the biggest rock band in the world and they are back home in New Orleans. A city full of sex and sin. But they have secrets that lie deep in the underground, tied to the criminals that run the city. They promised to keep those secrets under lock and key. But the women who crack the barriers around their scarred hearts will also expose their secrets. Saints & Sinners is a raw, gritty, and angsty Rockstar romance series with a darkness lurking throughout the pages.   In this series you’ll find… friends to lovers, forbidden romance, enemies to lovers, surprise pregnancy, opposites attract, brother’s best friend, forced proximity, and second chance.  

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Black Hearts – September 8th

Cruel Promises – December 1st

Dirty Secrets – February 16, 2023

Wicked Lies – April 27, 2023

Broken Vows – June 29, 2023

 

About Tori Fox:

Tori Fox is the author of romantic suspense and contemporary romance with a little bit of angst and a whole lot of sexy. When she isn’t writing, you can find her listening to true crime podcasts as she tends to her plants or singing along to Taylor Swift as she drinks champagne. Tori lives above the clouds with her husband and dog in the Rocky Mountains.  

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EDISON IN THE HOOD by Nadia Uddin @INKSLINGERPR


Edison in the Hood is a thrilling new scifi from debut author Nadia Uddin and we are thrilled to be revealing her cover. Check it out and pre-order your copy today!

Title: Edison in the Hood

Author: Nadia Uddin

Genre: Sci-fi

Release Date: October 11th

About Edison in the Hood:

When Aisha Malik’s mother died, she took a secret with her—one that destroyed her relationship with Aisha’s brother, Sam. But what if Aisha could revive her mother’s brain just long enough to reenact their last conversation and discover the truth?   Aisha is an ambitious PR executive with a forte for making complex and controversial topics accessible to the masses. Her brother, Sam, is a despondent genius who loves to fight everyone and everything in the name of justice, hopping from one political fight to another and hiding a mental illness that causes him shame. When the opportunity arises for Aisha to work with brilliant scientist and leading futurist Jay Edison at his Brain Reinvigoration Project, she begins obsessing over artificial intelligence and its potential to revive her mother’s brain. She begs Sam to participate, unaware that he has begun working with groups that have very different visions for the future of artificial intelligence. The siblings set out to define the role that technology should play in society, asking themselves, “Artificial intelligence may solve the world’s biggest problems, but can it fix our most challenging relationships?”   Edison in the Hood is a stunning and provocative debut that explores what it truly means to be human and possess free will in a culture gripped by automation. As Aisha and Sam grieve their mother’s passing, they delve into the complex morals of scientific advancement, revealing how technology plays a part in relationships—with both the living and the dead.  

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Advance Praise:

This is not a hard science-fiction book, nor is it strictly a literary novel about relationships. It is both; somehow Uddin has combined the two in a way that works and is accessible to fans of both genres. – The Daily Voice

About the Author:

Winner of Slice’s 2019 Bridging the Gap Award, Nadia is a graduate of Yale Writers’ Workshop and has studied alongside esteemed writers through The Center of Fiction, Catapult and A Public Space. Her debut novel, Edison in the Hood, is scheduled for release Fall 2022.  

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The First Degree @thefirstdegree @The1stDegreePod #Podcast #Review


 



I am listening to a few more episodes this week and I just cancelled my Patreon. Monthly, I realize I spend way too much supporting podcasts that don’t respect listeners and talk about things they do and buy like “you have to have the $40 carrot cake” and “Jared used my $50 cleanser” People have very little to spend on stuff like this and there are so many more choices. The Facebook group is supposed to be “talking true crime all the time” but it is loaded with a few people who jump all over you when you make a comment and a moderator that is beyond rude. I had very little interaction there and when someone posted “keep politics out of this – Can we come here and not see things about abortion” loosely quoted, but that is the gist. Anyways I liked the post and within 3 minutes the moderator replied we allow all talking about all issues. So I told them that its rude and left. I didnt have any of my friends in the group so its no big loss. 



Since the “Billy is stepping away” mention they have shoved Jared down our throats. He must get paid to do music and now he is on for Killing Time segments and I m not a fan. His band is The Maine @jaredmaine They talk a little too much about the band and Jared blaahhh The plugs are coming too frequent for me.  


The entire Billy Jensen thing is too much. After it came out I saw posts like- I cant trust anyone over 40 who goes by Billy. Now come on. Grow the hell up. How can a fan of the show turn so fast? What I personally think is that Billy has a drinking issue and when he drinks he gets touchy. My issue is that if someone hugs too long or too tight you push him away. If someone touches your ass at a Halloween party you smack his hand and deal with it there. The New York in me would cause a scene even though its a work event. My mouth knows no such thing in these cases. You dont walk away and claim sexual harassment to the bosses unless it is something that happens in the office not at a bar for a party. I didn’t see anything saying it was mandatory so you are free to not go. There is a line that is crossed and some have larger lines and smaller lines, I get that. Do I think this Jen Tisdale girl is reliable NO. I listened to her GOD awful explanation and to sum it up- I am mentally not well, I have a personality disorder, anxiety, depression, and go to therapy and take meds BUT 3 years ago when we were both drunk, Billy smacked me and kissed me. I saw her text messages and they were extremely bad. She sounded like a clinger who has issues. Not saying Billy is an angel but she is so far from credible in my opinion.  A few people said that Billy posted favorable to him text messages. I saw most of them, so I judge my opinion on that.

Here are some links

Billy Jensen

mega thread 

Seems like a lot of people turned on the girls but they did pull an Ashley Flowers with a lot of things, so I will live out my year paid in advance Patreon and move on. If you feel the need to go down that rabbit hole, have fun. Some VERY opinionated people live on Reddit


The First Degree #131 Scout Schultz @The1stDegreePod #review


The Patreon feed so its Episode 131 Scout Schultz the Georgia Tech student who was shot by police. This really would have been a decent story but the entire pronoun thing got me SO confused!! The constant “they/them” use made the script really hard to follow. At times it sounded like THEY were a group of people and not some guy who is “gender fluid” The first degree Ashley attempted really poorly to explain this but failed. We all need to stop with this crap already. So moving on, listening to the talk from Jac, Alexis and Billy was very disturbing. Not only cursing about the police who responded but also harsh talk about them not having “mental health crisis” training. I have some strong opinions & this is a sorta long post. 

QUOTES

“Scout is well lit and clearly there are no scary weapons present”

“There doesn’t appear to be anything that present immanent danger. Scout slowly moving” 

“Immature instinct and a knee jerk response” about the POLICE

First Degree- Ashley– “To this day Tyler Beck still works for the Georgia Tech PD and has not suffered any consequences whatsoever, that were significant and that’s just so fucked up especially because like I mean that’s fuck up period. But then also like the only thing that Georgia Tech really responded with was Oh we will get more counselors and then they didn’t. They assembled a mental health coalition full of faculty and a student or two. They didn’t actually, as far as I remember, make any changes until in 2018 when my friend Carter killed himself. Only after Carters death did they institute the plan of making more counselor sections. I also think that if Scout had reliable access to mental health services that could have helped “them” When we talk about defunding the police this is a great example of one-why we need to do that. If we took money away from GTPD and out it in mental health services that would do so much more for the Georgia Tech community than funding the GTPD could ever do. “


Simply because this girl is so inept. Her explanations, language and ability to communicate are poor. 

Here is brain child Alexis– “It’s extremely frustrating that Beck has faced NO personal repercussions. GTPD Chief Robert Connolly has insured in media interviews that all of its officers have received conflict intervention training and they are now informed on LGBTQIA+ issues and every office is equipped with a stun gun” NOW how does she know this? Did she ever talk to the officer? I think having this reported all over and on Google for eternity is enough personal repercussions. How would you react with the same situation? Well, I would say between a mental health issue, possible schizophrenia, or drugs it is really hard in that short amount of time (less than 3 minutes) to diagnose this. One thing that cops are always fearful of is what is visible and not visible. What is in the waistband in the back that they cant see. It’s easy to scream defund the police. When they aren’t there who do you call?  Oh yeah call the mental health professionals that may or may not be on staff. I am sure they can talk to someone and explore feelings at a crime scene.

Check out Scout and HISvideo= I did a little research and there are several videos. What I see is a man in light color tee shirt and dark loose fitting jogger pants, with long hair, moving sort of odd and conversating with two different police officers. Then it seems that one, the one who shot him, gets more of the attention. He is outside the parking area. The first officer, when Scout advances, moves back towards the traffic bar in the garage.  Scout has a knife that, in all the videos is NOT clear and police are obviously repeating a hundred times to stop, while Scout is saying “shoot me” and other things like that. They are warning him to stop and he keeps advancing towards the police and gets shot. He moved, loosely judging by the width of each exit ramp, at 16 feet each and the center about 4 feet, about 32-35 feet.  At the time of the shooting he is about 6-7 feet away from the police, some report it as 8 feet. I don’t think it matters at this point when you see where the confrontation started and how and where it ended. Obviously if there was a mental health professional there, it wouldn’t have done anything. When someone who has a history of acting out and a suicide attempt before, I don’t think anyone in 3 minutes could have deescalated it. Knowing what pronouns he used wouldn’t have stopped a shooting either. Who knows what would/could happen. There is no way to see a weapon in the waistband whether a gun or another knife.  

We should all be pro police. These men are out there to protect us. Are they all perfect? No!  they are human. Mistakes happen. When you know little about them, it is so easy to make statements that are without knowledge. 

Opinion:

I am thoroughly annoyed at the language the host’s use towards cops. This is the kind of talk that I find popular amongst liberals. Police are who we need to protect us. They are who you call when you are in trouble. Are they all perfect? NO and we know that. To use the words they did to explain this is beyond bad. I can say that Alexis and Jac have turned into some slappable people lately. Saying things like he shouldn’t be a cop. It shows how liberal and uninformed they are.

Scout was thriving- NOPE Alexis he was mentally incapable to handle his school and the stress that comes with it. He also had a suicide attempt before and a few other blips on the college records that you did not mention. His parents decide to sue the school of course. The problem that I see is that they are more responsible than anyone. If your child is mentally incapable of making good decisions, has mental health issues along with a past of troubling things (suicide attempt) then you have failed. It is not the schools responsibility to go offer help to every student, but the ones that get reported whether by students or faculty, are helped. Did anyone report Scout? Did Scout ever attempt to get help? Realize that help can be offered with or without other people knowing and nobody is forced to accept help. 

The first degree Ashley complained about her own issues that made her fail all of her classes in one semester. She blamed everyone but herself. The school can offer a few mental health sessions, but if you need help, then use your medical insurance. Don’t have any? Ask for the resources available outside the school for free. Should university admins have to worry about mental health budgets doubling or what they are there to do which is teach ? Overall I am sure Scout showed signs of mental incapacity. I say sure because I don’t know what he did or didn’t share with others. 

This was a long post so thanks for reading! 

The First Degree #131 Scout Schultz @The1stDegreePod


 Listening to The First Degree again


The Patreon feed so its Episode 131 Scout Schultz the Georgia Tech student who was shot by police. This really would have been a decent story but the entire pronoun thing got me SO confused!! The constant “they/them” use made the script really hard to follow. At times it sounded like THEY were a group of people and not some guy who is “gender fluid” The first degree Ashley attempted really poorly to explain this but failed. We all need to stop with this crap already. So moving on, listening to the talk from Jac, Alexis and Billy was very disturbing. Not only cursing about the police who responded but also harsh talk about them not having “mental health crisis” training. I have some strong opinions & this is a sorta long post. 

QUOTES

“Scout is well lit and clearly there are no scary weapons present”

“There doesn’t appear to be anything that present immanent danger. Scout slowly moving” 

“Immature instinct and a knee jerk response” about the POLICE

The DA said no charges that the shooting was justified. A little to educate the dimwits about tasers- Tasers that the police use work about 40% of the time. Most can be used 8-15 feet away. They give out 50,000 volts. If someone has a weak heart or a heart problem, then this can affect them in a negative way. So basically if someone is advancing towards police then 40% of the time the taser works. With those odds of working, it doesn’t seem too promising. The TASER™ device is intended to control a violent or potentially violent individual while minimizing the risk of serious injury. It is anticipated that the appropriate use of such a device will result in fewer serious injuries to officers and suspects. More facts here

“Because it was a non-binary intersexed bi-sexual person” Let me ask how the hell do cops see that? This person who I call him- was a man with long hair, did HE state what he was? Would it matter?    



First Degree- Ashley– “To this day Tyler Beck still works for the Georgia Tech PD and has not suffered any consequences whatsoever, that were significant and that’s just so fucked up especially because like I mean that’s fuck up period. But then also like the only thing that Georgia Tech really responded with was Oh we will get more counselors and then they didn’t. They assembled a mental health coalition full of faculty and a student or two. They didn’t actually, as far as I remember, make any changes until in 2018 when my friend Carter killed himself. Only after Carters death did they institute the plan of making more counselor sections. I also think that if Scout had reliable access to mental health services that could have helped “them” When we talk about defunding the police this is a great example of one-why we need to do that. If we took money away from GTPD and out it in mental health services that would do so much more for the Georgia Tech community than funding the GTPD could ever do. “


Simply because this girl is so inept. Her explanations, language and ability to communicate are poor. 

Here is brain child Alexis– “It’s extremely frustrating that Beck has faced NO personal repercussions. GTPD Chief Robert Connolly has insured in media interviews that all of its officers have received conflict intervention training and they are now informed on LGBTQIA+ issues and every office is equipped with a stun gun” NOW how does she know this? Did she ever talk to the officer? I think having this reported all over and on Google for eternity is enough personal repercussions. How would you react with the same situation? Well, I would say between a mental health issue, possible schizophrenia, or drugs it is really hard in that short amount of time (less than 3 minutes) to diagnose this. One thing that cops are always fearful of is what is visible and not visible. What is in the waistband in the back that they cant see. It’s easy to scream defund the police. When they aren’t there who do you call?  Oh yeah call the mental health professionals that may or may not be on staff. I am sure they can talk to someone and explore feelings at a crime scene.





Check out Scout and HIS video= I did a little research and there are several videos. What I see is a man in light color tee shirt and dark loose fitting jogger pants, with long hair, moving sort of odd and conversating with two different police officers. Then it seems that one, the one who shot him, gets more of the attention. He is outside the parking area. The first officer, when Scout advances, moves back towards the traffic bar in the garage.  Scout has a knife that, in all the videos is NOT clear and police are obviously repeating a hundred times to stop, while Scout is saying “shoot me” and other things like that. They are warning him to stop and he keeps advancing towards the police and gets shot. He moved, loosely judging by the width of each exit ramp, at 16 feet each and the center about 4 feet, about 32-35 feet.  At the time of the shooting he is about 6-7 feet away from the police, some report it as 8 feet. I don’t think it matters at this point when you see where the confrontation started and how and where it ended. Obviously if there was a mental health professional there, it wouldn’t have done anything. When someone who has a history of acting out and a suicide attempt before, I don’t think anyone in 3 minutes could have deescalated it. Knowing what pronouns he used wouldn’t have stopped a shooting either. Who knows what would/could happen. There is no way to see a weapon in the waistband whether a gun or another knife.  

We should all be pro police. These men are out there to protect us. Are they all perfect? No!  they are human. Mistakes happen. When you know little about them, it is so easy to make statements that are without knowledge. 

Opinion:

I am thoroughly annoyed at the language the host’s use towards cops. This is the kind of talk that I find popular amongst liberals. Police are who we need to protect us. They are who you call when you are in trouble. Are they all perfect? NO and we know that. To use the words they did to explain this is beyond bad. I can say that Alexis and Jac have turned into some slappable people lately. Saying things like he shouldn’t be a cop. It shows how liberal and uninformed they are.

Scout was thriving- NOPE Alexis he was mentally incapable to handle his school and the stress that comes with it. He also had a suicide attempt before and a few other blips on the college records that you did not mention. His parents decide to sue the school of course. The problem that I see is that they are more responsible than anyone. If your child is mentally incapable of making good decisions, has mental health issues along with a past of troubling things (suicide attempt) then you have failed. It is not the schools responsibility to go offer help to every student, but the ones that get reported whether by students or faculty, are helped. Did anyone report Scout? Did Scout ever attempt to get help? Realize that help can be offered with or without other people knowing and nobody is forced to accept help. 

The first degree Ashley complained about her own issues that made her fail all of her classes in one semester. She blamed everyone but herself. The school can offer a few mental health sessions, but if you need help, then use your medical insurance. Don’t have any? Ask for the resources available outside the school for free. Should university admins have to worry about mental health budgets doubling or what they are there to do which is teach ? Overall I am sure Scout showed signs of mental incapacity. I say sure because I don’t know what he did or didn’t share with others. 

This was a long post so thanks for reading! 


Summer Escapades by Barb Shuler & KA Graham @ejbookpromos


Title: Summer Escapades
Series: Summers in Seaside Collection #14
Authors: Barb Shuler & KA Graham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2022


If she won’t offer to bury a body for you, is she really your best friend?

Mara Applegate thought she had it all: A high-end, lucrative career she loved and a handsome man who loved her.

It was the start of a happily ever after until it all fell apart and slipped between her fingers. It’s one thing to find out her fiancé never loved her. It’s another to have him throw that misplaced love in her face. His choices were now her fault.

Needing a safe place to recollect herself, Mara calls her long-time best friend and takes a road trip to Oregon. Brenna was now the only person she had in the world. The one person that, no matter what, would never abandon her.

Two friends, once separated by distance and life, set out on a new adventure. They’re on a search to find themselves and maybe, just maybe, find happiness.

Can the men they encounter handle their brand of crazy, or are they doomed to be a passing fling?










Welcome to Summers in Seaside, a small town located along the Oregon Coast and home of the Seaside Festival. This brand new series of short contemporary romance stories is filled with sun, sand and summer adventures that will tug at your heart strings.


Join the Summers in Seaside 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐊𝐔 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞!
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𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐓𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐋𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐁𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄: https://tinyurl.com/bddenbad



Barb
 is a Carolina girl by right and a Texan by birth. By day she’s a desk jockey for a rural transportation company and a book lover, reading through as many books as she can. At night, though, she turns into her alter ego: a writer—cape optional, depending on her mood.

Her stories are a mix of real-life events, personal experiences, and the craziness of her own imagination and those of her best friends. And when their imaginations blend together, it can be crazy. Barb writes in multiple genres, encounters new adventures, creates new worlds, and has a fantastic time breathing life into new stories, creating something she hopes inspires anyone who reads to fall in love with them as she has.

Barb lives by one little rule: tomorrow is never guaranteed, so make sure you live each day to its fullest.



KA Graham grew up in a small town in Oregon. Through the years, her love for writing and poetry turned into something she had only dreamt of – writing her own book. She’s faced many obstacles in her life, but the love and devotion of her parents have always kept her grounded. She is an avid reader, blogger and does PA work for a few authors, which keeps her quite busy. She’s a hard rock music lover and horror movie buff with a love and appreciation for tattoos. Her addictions include copious amounts of caffeine, Chinese food, and Haribos.



HOSTED BY:

Small Town Murder & Crime in Sports Podcast @jimmypisfunny @whismansucks @murdersmall





Not new but GREAT


Need a break from reading? Listen to a Podcast! The best podcast of the week, heck the month, award goes to Small Town Murder. On another positive note there is a lot of Crime in Sports and Small Town Murder for fans that dont want any bullshit and nonsense.  I also picked up Invisible Choir and there is a lot there to listen to. The host is pretty good, speaks well, and he tells the stories good.

 



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What I love is the comedy. James and Jimmy make me lose all composure a few times an episode. The extra Patreon feed is the best! Extras include The Prisoner Dating Game, Reviews and Bonus episodes. This is how it goes- James reads the prison profiles and Jimmy needs to make his pick for a “date” it is always hilarious! When he finds out why they are in prison and for how long, you will just die laughing! The Google reviews they read are off the charts. Nothing better than reading what people say when posting a review of where they live. 



I love to listen but never while walking or at the gym. I have on several occasions stopped in my tracks and just laughed. Several times people thought I was high. I do wear my favorite soft Shut Up and Give Me Murder tee a lot. I also discovered recently that they expanded and have some nice beach towels, magnet and an insulated coffee cup that says “You Sir May Fuck Off”, I did buy that.


If you like murder and comedy, then give these two a try. If anyone can make you smile while listening to a homicide, it is James and Jimmy. Every few months they also do a live show. It’s great entertainment. The live show has the duo in a setting with a huge screen so you can see the research. The pictures of the actual people involved are usually pretty hilarious. It is live for like 3 days after if you cant watch it live, but you should because other people are allowed to comment. The comments are equally entertaining. Please give a listen! Preview


Summer by Monica Misho-Grems @ejbookpromos


Title: Booked for the Summer
Series: Summers in Seaside Collection #13
Author: Monica Misho-Grems
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2022


She needs to finish her book. He needs to balance his out.

Maddie, a budding romance author – whose first book made the whole author thing seem easy – is stuck. The words won’t come to her, and the page remains empty after months. With a pushy ex-boyfriend for an agent, Maddie feels the pressure as her new deadline quickly approaches. Having run out of ideas to get over her writer’s block, Maddie books a summer stay at a cute, quaint, little ranch on the Oregon coast. Positive that a change of scenery will do the trick, she sets off to do the one thing she’d never expected to do: become the protagonist in her own romance novel.

Lifelong rancher Jason Harper is struggling to keep his family’s ranch afloat. With the livestock industry hitting a rough patch, he is forced to dip his toes into another industry he knows very little about. With one final hail mary to save the generations’ worth of Harper blood, sweat, and tears, Jason decides to rent out his ranch for the summer, with hopes that Seaside’s thriving tourist industry can keep him on his feet. He had no idea that this decision would lead to everything he needed…and more.

Can these two desperate strangers find the help they’ve been in dire need of? Or will the sparks of a summer romance cause everything they’re working towards to crumble into the sea?

Buy Booked for the Summer now to get immersed in a forced proximity romance from the Summers in Seaside collection.






Welcome to Summers in Seaside, a small town located along the Oregon Coast and home of the Seaside Festival. This brand new series of short contemporary romance stories is filled with sun, sand and summer adventures that will tug at your heart strings.


Join the Summers in Seaside 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐊𝐔 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞!
Running July 11 – September 15, 2022

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PLEASE NOTE: reviews on Goodreads, BookBub, & Amazon are OPTIONAL but also very much appreciated by the authors.

𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐓𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐓𝐀𝐈𝐋𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐁𝐄 𝐅𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄: https://tinyurl.com/bddenbad


Hi! I’m Monica. I write romance, not just any romance, though. I write romance that feels real and deep and has other fun and exciting elements to it. I love including other genres in my romance stories like action, suspense, and crime.

It all started with my love of reading. My mom used to read to me every night. I can’t remember a time in my childhood when she didn’t, until I became a rebellious teenager of course! This love of reading eventually morphed into wanting to create my own stories. I fell in love with writing at a young age. I started with fanfiction at the age of 12 and have been writing ever since.

As I’ve read other’s stories and have written my own, I’ve found it can be easy to let characters fall into societal stereotypes. I feel this is especially easy with female characters. They can so often fall into the Mary-Sue type and be perfect with no flaws or sharp edges or, you know, real personalities. Here’s what I aim to bring to you. Real, messed up, flawed, angry, hurt, traumatized characters.

As a victim of trauma myself, I aim to bring a real-life feel to my characters and stories. While this all may sound sad or morbid, that’s not all I bring to the table I assure you. These characters are also strong and independent despite their pasts, like so many of us are. Take a look at my work and see if you can relate or be inspired by the words on the pages, because you are strong and amazing and a survivor too!

Come on in and join a fantastic community focused on love, support, and equality. Your comments help keep me inspired and motivated! So, if you’ve got anything to say, say it! Thank you so much for being part of everything here. There are plenty of ways that you can become more involved. You can add me on Facebook and follow me on TikTok @monicamishogrems_author. Make sure to come say hi, I promise to respond!




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Finding Summer by Cassandra Cripps @ejbookpromos


Title: Finding Summer
Series: Summers in Seaside Collection #12
Author: Cassandra Cripps
Genre: Enemies to Lovers/MFM
Release Date: August 5, 2022


I’m not normal.
I’ll never be normal.
But spending my life hiding behind closed curtains just doesn’t work anymore. I want to live, really live. Like feel warm sand beneath my toes, the sun on my face, and laughter inside my heart, live.
Stepping outside was the hard part.
Falling for my neighbor, easier than I thought. But finding out my neighbor has a twin brother that wants me too?
I’m not sure I’m ready for both of them, but I can’t give either of them up.

What happens when they find out how broken I am? That I’ll never be normal?







Welcome to Summers in Seaside, a small town located along the Oregon Coast and home of the Seaside Festival. This brand new series of short contemporary romance stories is filled with sun, sand and summer adventures that will tug at your heart strings.


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We all live in the illusions of our own realities. Cassandra’s reality lies between the quiet bridge of complex and chaotic. A single mother to two amazing boys, graphic artist, author, avid home gardener, baker, reader, and introvert, her hats are many. A refined goth, she’s obsessed with tattoos, shoes, hair dye, chocolate, metal and hip-hop music, and all things dark and creepy except bugs, those are too creepy. Each of her books contains a piece of her reality. Tiny fragments laced with forbidden romance, defining miniature slices of her truths.


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Summer Sounds (Summers in Seaside Collection #11) by Mel Walker @EJBookPromos


 

Title: Summer Sounds
Series: Summers in Seaside Collection #11
Author: Mel Walker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 4, 2022


WHEN THE MUSIC HITS, ALL YOU CAN DO IS FALL.

Hailey
Stop the world I want to get off. I gave up my career to race home and save my family, only to be overwhelmed. We are behind on the mortgage; our family band is struggling, and my two younger brother’s constant bickering has escalated to Def Con three. The Seaside Music Festival is our last best shot – if we don’t land a music deal, everything will be lost. So why exactly am I kissing a stranger under the boardwalk?

Marshall
I’m a music producer that lives in the land of tweaking mainstream music consumed by the masses. My reputation is taking a beating, and I’m losing clients. At the end of my rope, failure is knocking at the door holding a stack of applications to mind-numbing desk jobs. Kill me now. It’s time to take a risk – I only need one special artist. So why am I kissing a stranger at the Music festival?

Two souls in search of redemption discover the sweetest sound is the beat of their own hearts.
Summer Sounds is part of the Summers in Seaside Romance series and may be read as a standalone.










Welcome to Summers in Seaside, a small town located along the Oregon Coast and home of the Seaside Festival. This brand new series of short contemporary romance stories is filled with sun, sand and summer adventures that will tug at your heart strings.



Mel Walker has been writing fiction most of his adult life. Specializing in Short Stories and Contemporary fiction and Romance Novels. A native New Yorker and life-long frustrated NY Mets fan. He loves to write about ordinary people placed in difficult situations, especially as it relates to their closest relationships.


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