First Kiss by Ann Marie Frohoff @rockinwriterchk #spotlight #video #officialtrailer


 

 

 

 

 

The Author extraordinaire:

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Ann Marie (“Annie”) Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast. She settled in Hollywood at 19 working in film and TV. Soon her itch to keep moving took over again, taking her to Hawaii for a time and then back to LA.

 

She’s now settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Her wanderlust and propensity to live life out loud has brought her many life experiences so many of us only dream about. Always the storyteller, it would be of no surprise to those who grew up with Annie, that she made the transition into a book and screenplay author. You could say that she woke up one day and had an epiphany, deciding to go to school for screenwriting. It’s with this inner fire she set out to write her first screenplay. Soon after, such work made it into the hands of an agency creative executive who challenged her to write a novel to support the complex ensemble cast of characters she’d created. Thus, after only a couple of years and many hours on the road immersing herself in her subject matter; her edgy modern day “Walk The Line meets John Hughes Classics” debut novella, SKID OUT, has been completed, along with the first installment in her Trilogy. SKID OUT is the prequel novella to the HEAVY INFLUENCE TRILOGY.

 

The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, is set to release June 11th 2013 — The series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship. Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will appear in the pages of the books. (Alternative Rock Genre).

 

Annie has now also delved into the supernatural fantasy world with her writing partners Shaun Barger and songwriter/musician Matthew Reich. Taking inspiration directly from song lyrics and building an entire realm of vastly complex characters and plot lines; weaving history, fantasy and heavy doses of romance together. You will be kept turning the pages of “The Zodiac Wars: My Gemini” novellas and “Precious Metal: The Prince and the Gypsy” book series. Both series of books are currently in development.

 

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It’s now available at Amazon (Kindle Edition

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FIRST KISS will have you on the edge of your seat and feeling things you may have forgotten about! Now available on Amazon.com!                

Beside Your Heart by Mary Whitney @wordymary @OmnificPub @Literati_Lit #review


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Beside Your Heart
by Mary Whitney
“It’s an emotional story that will take the reader back to those feelings that made the late teen years such a powerful time.”

Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life.

Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?

Review:

I really enjoyed this book. The overall angst is what draws me in all the time. Nicki and Adam had a great connection. Nicki had a lot of things to deal with and it was equally as mental and physical. Suffering such heartbreak Nicki was at the lowest point. Sometime you think about someone like Nicki being so young and having to have to deal with very adult issues. I don’t know how I would do in the situation.

What got me ready to scream was Adam and his future. How can he have a girlfriend and worry about staying here in the states? That was another persistent part of my angst. I hope other readers will see that point too. I was thinking why bother, then the other hand saying, yes figure it out later. So there was a grappling between staying and what was going to happen for me.

Aside from Nicki and Adam, the story had really good structure and sub characters. I know the age thing is difficult, but, as an older woman it did remind me of some long ago issues. What I know for sure is the YA and NA audience will grab this one up. What I HOPE for is for the romance and contemporary fans to take a dive into the genre too.

5 stars

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Mary Whitney’s Author Bio

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Even before she graduated from law school, Mary knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.

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Beside Your Heart by Mary Whitney @wordymary @OmnificPub @Literati_Lit


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Beside Your Heart
by Mary Whitney
“It’s an emotional story that will take the reader back to those feelings that made the late teen years such a powerful time.”

Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life.

Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?

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Mary Whitney’s Author Bio

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Even before she graduated from law school, Mary knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.

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Class Heroes series by @henningopolis #review


 

 

 

 

Teenage twins James and Samantha Blake are caught up in a seemingly random terrorist bombing while on a school trip. Many of their friends are killed. When the twins wake up in hospital, their lives have changed forever.

 

The first book in the Class Heroes series.

 Read the first two chapters online, or download the PDF on the author web page. Check the link below.

 Buy the book from Amazon, for Kindle or for the Kindle app for PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones.

 

Review:

 

This book made me think I should read some fun stuff. I took the adventure with twins James and Samantha Blake. This was more of a teen y/a book. Even though it was still good. There wasn’t a difference in the wording or anything either. It was very engaging.

Basically the twins are on a bus when an explosion happens. Class Heroes is so far, a two book series, but easily can expand. The adventures of these two and Lolly can be a huge hit. What I would like to see is some marketing and maybe some involvement withe the website:  24/7 Interactive News  

The entire read is packed with adventures and mysteries. From the bus accident to the hospital stay it has you really involved. You are caught thinking who is hiding, who put a GPS tracer on someone and was the accident just that? an accident. Although from the start the accident and losing class mates does sound a little rough, and it is, but nothing too bad.

I am very happy to enjoy more and follow the Blake family! So readers and bloggers get on this one it may be the key to getting your teens to read this summer. **reminder it is a Y/A book

 

In this second book in the Class Heroes series, James and Sam’s courage and powers are put to the test as they come up against the ghost of their long-dead aunt. Why is she haunting Witches Wood?

 

Who is Sir Michael Rosewood, and what is his interest in the twins?

Available to buy from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Stephen Henning

 

I began writing the first Class Heroes book on my laptop in February 2011, but these stories have probably been continually playing in my head since I was aged five or six, when I would act them out with toys and with my friends. I then branched out into using pencils, colouring pens and paper, moving on to writing pads and then my first computer.

 So, as you’ve probably gathered, I have always enjoyed making up stories and the super-hero genre has been one of my favourites.

The CV-type stuff is that I went to Sheffield Hallam University to study English. I then trained and briefly worked as a journalist in Salford. After that, I moved into publishing – which was great. An interesting and fun industry to be in and fascinating to see how books are put together and sold.

After that I started doing technical writing, which led me to start my own business with my friend and colleague Andrew Butters. My love of writing, generally, led me back to writing fiction. Our company, Elucidox Ltd, publishes the Class Heroes books.

 If you want to know a bit more about me, what kind of super powers I have and the kind of super villains I have to tangle with on a daily basis, then feel free to watch Rage. This is a short film, that took a long time to make. It’s a simple day in my life :-). Actually it’s just a fun movie that I made with the very kind help of some of my best mates. We had a laugh doing it, hope you like it too. And if you do, then why not explore the super world of the Class Heroes books?

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Sacrifice – A Fall For Me Prequel by K.A. Last Series: The Tate Chronicles #0.5 @KALastBooks


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Sacrifice – A Fall For Me Prequel by K.A. Last
Series: The Tate Chronicles #0.5
Publication date: May 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Review:
This is a short prequel for what should become a huge series. If you like this genre of more paranormal fantasy then it will be a “to read” for you! Grace the main character is an angel. Along with Seth they explore what happened inside the castle. Grace is not at all a typical angel, I will say that her character was a little plotting an conniving to me.
There are choices for Seth. Grace is sort of untouchable and Seth must realize this. He can’t deal with being pulled in two directions. What is emotional is the love that Grace feels.
I really would like to see what happens next. Where the characters are leading and what their future hold. The interesting use of angels was a draw for me. My only complaint is it was a little too short and could have been more of an add on in the first book. If I had to wait for the first book I’d be mad. This is definitely a must read for fans of YA paranormal romance.
 
AUTHOR BIO
K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children and a rabbit named Twitch.
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The Bow Wow Club by Nicola May @NicolaMay1 #review


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As per my usual starting sentence, I love me some chick lit. Yes I love the style in which Nicola May writes. Mostly I enjoy the “real” aspect. Because it is sad, humerus and sexy, but not over the top. The people in her books are not wealthy, millionaires who flaunt or voluptuous woman. They are very relate-able to me. The main character is Ruby and she is at a turning point in her life. Tragedy strikes and it is a great exploration of loss. I feel so bad for her losing her husband! He was the love of her life in such a way that it hurts to read that part. smiles angel

The sub characters like Fiona (Fi) are just the remedy for what ales poor Ruby. It is a VERY touching story. After Ruby is at her lowest who comes charging in? Fiona, strong, loving,  and demanding. She surely gets Ruby out of the slump and back into the game. Ruby goes to a group Bow Wow Club (Boyfriends of Widows, Wives of Widowers). Therapy and a HUGE reveal change Ruby’s future forever. When Ruby meets Michael I was hopeful. I thought maybe it was too soon but he was good medicine. (gushing here at the racy scenes) It goes up and down and then you gasp out loud at the reveal.happy jumping smiley5

Overall I think this has been her best book so far. I see the difference in emotions and character development. She keeps you guessing about a few things and that is the build up I like in a book. I enjoyed this book more than The School Gates and Better Together. I did not think that was possible. Better Together was equally as sexy as this one.

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My new novel The Bow Wow Club is OUT NOW!

My fourth novel The School Gates won an award for best author read at Festival of Romance.

My other bestselling novels are Working it Out, Star Fish & Better Together. Details can be found at http://www.nicolamay.com

I look forward to sharing my heartfelt and fun books with you.

After Math by Denise Grover Swank @DeniseMSwank @tale_of_reviews


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The title of the book is GREAT! Why? It is a play on words After Math like after math class or aftermath like after the big reveal! WOW I loved it and I cried, then loved it more! Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After. This was one of the MOST accurate portrayals of anxiety and panic disorders I have read. This girl had her entire life turned upside down. The only thing that ruled her world was fear and panic. She wanted the math center to get a special grant, so she agrees to tutor Tucker price, also known as man whore.

Scarlett is a loner, and has a close friend Caroline who is her room mate. Caroline understands Scarlett and is the only one who she can turn to. The triggers are not clear but one thing that she uses to sooth her is math. She thinks in absolute equations, any problem has an answer and it has a calming effect.

Scarlett Goodwin, junior at Southern University, math major, coerced into tutoring Tucker

What happens when she agrees to tutor Tucker? She knows the lab needs the grant and being asked by the head of the math department makes the situation unavoidable. Can Scarlett find happiness with anyone? Will Tucker’s life and reputation turn her into a panic stricken shut in? Will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath? 

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Tucker a soccer star? Maybe He might be better as a gym teacher or coach? What his dreams and life goals are will shock Scarlett. 

It is a very emotional and powerful book. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.


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Coldplay, X&Y, Low (book’s theme song)
Matchbox Twenty, North (Deluxe Version), How Long?
Matchbox Twenty, North (Deluxe Version), Like Sugar
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head, Warning Sign
Ingrid Michaelson, Be OK, Keep Breathing
Ingrid Michaelson, Be OK, The Chain
Missy Higgins, On a Clear Night, Where I Stood

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Denise Grover Swank is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author. She writes urban fantasies without vampires and werewolves, romantic comedy mysteries set in the south, and sexy new adult contemporary romances. Denise has six children, three dogs, and an overactive imagination. She can be found dancing in her kitchen with her children, reading or writing her next book. You will rarely find her cleaning.

You can find out more about Denise at http://www.denisegroverswank.com or email her at DeniseGroverSwank@gmail.com

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines @abbiglines @tale_of_reviews **review**


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Book Review:

As an avid reader and fan of Abbi Glines it is a little difficult to write a review. I seriously am so in love with her writing and the style that I feel I am not worthy. I had the other books in this series and they were in my TBR on my Kindle. So when I upgraded to the new Kindle Fire I still had a ton of books that I didn’t move over. Anyway, I was on a 4 day 3 book Abbi Glines marathon. In other words I was in heaven! Start with Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far if you have not, I really stress they are add on books and I think it is better to read in order and not as a stand alone.

For this series I will say it was a bit different from other books like Because of Low and well the entire Sea Breeze collection. I know the way it was different, it was a little naughty for her! So I loved it!. The third book is Twisted Perfection and I hope it wont be the last. Sometimes you think can things get better? With this author YES they can and they do. The characters in the first two books are back, which is good. When it starts it is a prologue to Della Sloane’s story.  She has dark secrets and her past is completely hidden. I hope nobody gives any of these reveals away, because it really must be experienced.

Welcome to my honey, Woods Kerrington, his Dad owns the Golf course. Big money family with traditional southern values. They are like the epitome of class and wealth. There is the back story from the other books that ties in here and Woods is a big workaholic. All he thinks of is the VP job and being in charge of the golf course. Until…secrets, reveals, family, love, and Della Sloane take a hold of him. What happens to the country club workaholic is vital to the story. Just understand that he is NOT the usual type, he cares about money, yes, but he makes it himself. He doesn’t rely on anyone so that is so important to the story. Another reason to love Woods!

It really can get better if we get more of this series. When the development is woven and the characters are so rich, it is a shame to just say bye bye.  I think lovers of this series and the author would like to see Bethy get her story and I think Rush needs to get things ties up. Grant, oh my lovey can he please get a book? Maybe waiter Jimmy too? Well if I can ask for maybe one more Tripp? I would beg at this point for more. There is lots of steam, lots of drama and it is highly addictive! You have been warned, no go read!

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About the Author

Abbi Glines was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the small town of Sumiton, Alabama where she left the summer she turned eighteen. She didn’t get far… she chased her high school sweetheart down to the coast and she’s been there ever since.

Abbi now lives in the quaint southern town of Fairhope, Alabama with her three children and husband Keith (the high school sweetheart she chased after). Her life is never dull and Keith always makes sure there is another “experience” for them to explore.

Books published by Abbi include The Vincent Boys and the USA TODAY bestseller The Vincent Brothers, Breathe, Because of Low, the USA TODAY bestsellers While It Lasts and Just For Now, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless, and The New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal bestseller Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far.

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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