Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Dead Calm (Grave Talker, #3) by Annie Anderson (Adult Urban Fantasy)


Dead Calm
Annie Anderson
(Grave Talker, #3)
Publication date: June 29th, 2021
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

There’s not enough coffee or tacos in the world to deal with Darby Adler’s family.

If it’s not her death-dealing father, her back-from-the-dead mother, or her ghost grandfather, it’s her long-lost siblings and their bid for power.

With the ABI radio silent and her siblings to find, Darby’s got a major problem on her hands—especially when the local coven figures out that her father is no longer bound.

Can Haunted Peak, TN handle this family reunion?

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I needed a vacation.

That was the headline that blasted across my thoughts as I stared at the note that had been so carefully placed on my counter. I was supposed to be going on a teensy getaway with Bishop. After the bullshit we’d gone through over the last few days, taking some time off had seemed paramount. Taking a brief pause from my contemplation, I found my shirt and yanked it back on before continuing my internal deliberation.

As I stared at the cardstock, the devil on my shoulder was making a solid case for ignoring literally everything in my life, packing a bag, and hightailing it to some undiscovered corner of the map with no cell service which could only be accessed by boat. At this point, I was considering moving into a yurt or something just to not have to deal with the utter shitshow that had become my life.

Angel Darby began arguing in favor of staying to find my psychopath of a brother, while Devil Darby was still painting pictures of Bishop and me wearing very little clothing in a hut on the beach, sipping Mai Tais. I had to admit, Devil Darby was winning that fight, hands-down. And what did the line “Your mother can’t protect you anymore” mean?

As far as I knew—and that wasn’t much when it came to Mariana, but still—she hadn’t done a damn thing to protect me a day in her life. This damn note was a taunt—a dare. And I didn’t like it one bit.

Without much thought on my part, I yanked a paper towel from the holder and picked up the note to inspect it. There wasn’t a damn clue to be had on the thing, at least not to my naked eye.

You know that means you could just pretend you never saw it, right? Just drop it like a hot potato and scamper off to a cabin in the woods with Bishop.

See? Devil Darby had a solid plan.

And what happens when X doesn’t just stop at notes? Then it’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre time with a side of Halloweenfor dessert.

And there was Angel Darby coming in for the buzzkill.

Author Bio:

Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she'll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life... interesting.

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: When Villains Rise (Anti-Heroes in Love, #2) by Giana Darling (Adult Dark Romance)


When Villains Rise
Giana Darling
(Anti-Heroes in Love, #2)
Publication date: June 30th, 2021
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, Romance

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Giana Darling comes the conclusion to the Anti-Heroes in Love duet, a gripping mafia romance about the capo who will risk everything to keep the woman he loves safe…

I am the hero no one wanted…

I was a murderer.

One of the cruelest and wealthiest men in New York City.

Dante Salvatore, capo of capos.

Yet I had one weakness.

Elena Lombardi.

Cold as ice, sharp as the edge of broken glass, and more beautiful than any woman should have the right to be, she stormed my defenses and razed my life as I knew it to the ground. For her, I would once again play the hero and prove myself worthy of her unconquerable heart.

For her, I would change everything.

I could have left her to the enemies hounding me, but instead, I made the unforgivable decision to take her with me to the old country. Now, there is no other option. In order to keep both of us safe, Elena Lombardi must become my wife.

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No matter the adversity, I could always count on one constant.

Elena Lombardi was a weapon.

And she was mine.

“Put the gun down, cuore mia,” I coaxed, letting the comatose man drop unceremoniously to the ground so I could go to her. She kept the gun raised, almost frozen with her determination to protect me, until the barrel was pressed to my stomach. I put my hand over the weapon and released the chamber so it fell into my waiting hand beneath. Then, I carefully untangled her fingers from the grip and used my free hand to sink my fingers deep in her hair, angling her head to take her mouth in a possessive kiss.

Instantly, she melted. All that dangerous revolve dissolving on my tongue like fucking candy, sweet and addictive. I ate at her until she trembled. Unable to resist, I used my other hand, still cradling the dismantled gun, to palm her sex. It was as wet as I’d known it would be, her juices slick on my fingers, on the weapon that had been intended to kill us both.

When I broke away, she clutched me close, her breath as harsh as mine.

“No one will take you from me without a fight,” she whispered vehemently, the nails of the hand she had curled around my neck sinking into my skin so I hissed.

“Anyone who tries to come between our love will suffer then die,” I swore to her, kissing her again because I was high on adrenaline, on the scent of her damp pussy in my nose and the victory of a fight won in my blood.

Author Bio:

Giana Darling is an USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Top 40 Amazon Best Selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man's bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her Golden Retriever puppy, Romeo.

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Generation of Vipers by Maria Ann Green (Adult Gothic Psychological Thriller)


Generation of Vipers
Maria Ann Green
Publication date: June 18th, 2021
Genres: Adult, Gothic, Psychological, Thriller

Rosabella Moore-Davis has just moved her husband halfway across the world, with a spur of the moment purchase–a glorious gothic mansion–while on vacation in France. It was love at first sight, and somehow she knew it was more than just some huge house; it was meant to be her home.

But not all things that are meant to be end happily ever after.

Rosabella soon finds herself waking in the middle of the night from more than just wind and creaking pipes. In the dark she discovers ghostly figures looking up into her windows from outside, rooms and treasures previously hidden for centuries, creeping crawling guests, and too many dark shadows lunging toward her. And still, somehow, instead of screaming and running away she researches, choosing knowledge over fear, and learns more about the house and the history of this place she loves so much.

Only when she stumbles into the past, meeting an aristocrat hiding enough deadly secrets to take down the patriarchy, does Rosabella start to regret her choices. And after having come this far, she worries it’s too late to turn back and save herself from a house that has more skeletons in its vast amount of closet space than anyone expected.

Rosabella isn’t the fleeing type, but she’s not sure she’ll survive the fight. Especially against a place with so many stories buried beneath it, burned into every fiber of the edifice, a house with a portal to dark places and troubles that shouldn’t be stirred up.

Generation of Vipers is a mix of crimson peak and Mike Flanagan’s Haunting of Hill House, with elements of Marisha Pessl’s Night Film mixed throughout.

If you like dark thrillers that border on horror, gothic elements, and deliciously dark twists that will keep you guessing, then Generation of Vipers might be your next favorite book. It’ll keep you reading just one more page all night long, too afraid to turn out the light and go to sleep.

It appeals to lovers of suspenseful plots, all things dark like thrillers and horrors, stories with murder and mayhem, dark romance elements, fans of American Horror Story, Shirley Jackson, Gilian Flynn, Ruth Ware, Tana French, J.A. Konrath, and the Timothy Blake Series by Jack Heath.

*Content Warning: graphic violence, sexual content, and language*

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Maria, a badass USA Today and internationally bestselling indie author, lives in Minnesota despite the frozen winters. Actually, she prefers snow drifts and icicles over summer and all that sweat running everywhere. She writes about bitches, breakups, and bloodbaths – not in any particular order. She lives with her husband and little family, which includes a few lazy cats who make great lap warmers. You can usually find her whishing that she lived in a secret cabin in the woods where she could be a hermit reading and writing all of the time. Instead she lives the suburban life where she pretends to her neighbors and the other moms around that she doesn’t swear like a sailor, have hidden tattoos, and loves a good bottle of wine. She absolutely believes in unicorns and ghosts and hopes vampires and monsters are real too. She’s a coffee-in-the-morning and alcohol-in-the-evening kind of person, preferably with a nap in between. Maria prefers cats over dogs, books over people, and late nights over early mornings. She probably shouldn’t talk to anyone until she’s had her first cup of coffee, extra sugar. And if you ever want to hang out with her, you’ll have to be game for a horror movie or just a quick run to target for two (hundred) little things. Also, you couldn’t pay her to be in her twenties again; Thirties is where it’s at. She’s a creative, mouthy, introverted, proud bisexual, highly-sensitive INFJ, chronic pain spoonie warrior, Slytherpuff, dork with a sweet-tooth.

Maria devours books, reading mostly in bed or listening to audiobooks in the car. Writing has been one of her passions for pretty much her whole life. So creativity is a necessity for her, always. After working in the mental health field for almost a decade, she’s now living her dream as a stay-at-home writer, kiddo wrangler, professional snuggler, and constantly-tired-person. When it comes to her writing, she specializes in dark and twisted thrillers or gritty, angsty contemporary romances. But no matter the genre, she always prefers writing deeply flawed characters with dysfunctional relationships. She’s pretty sure the whole “unlikable character” thing is a conspiracy because every character she loves have been labeled this way. Ridiculous. And because of this, she’s pretty much found it impossible to write anything without at least a little mayhem.

Maria was once told she painted with her words, and that phrase stuck with her – because writing really is an art, and good stories are true masterpieces. She’s always trying to grow and improve in her craft, shooting for a masterpiece of her own someday. And she plans to write forever because writing gives Maria the ability to disappear into new worlds and create people within twisting plots, all from the comfort of her couch. She will always believe that though not every story is for her, and her stories aren’t for everyone, every story has a reader.

For more from Maria find all of her links, including a link to get more content at her newsletter, here:

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Book Tour: For Vacation Only by Mila Nicks (Contemporary Romantic Comedy)


Title: For Vacation Only
Author: Mila Nicks
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 11, 2021

When blue-blooded Blake Mulligan gets jilted at the altar, he breaks free of his ‘predictable’ reputation by going on the honeymoon cruise anyway—without his snobby, socialite fiancĂ©e. For the next fourteen days he hopes to escape reality and pretend he hasn’t suffered the humiliation of a lifetime. The last thing he expects is to meet beautiful songstress Jubilee Collazo with her honey-sweet voice.

Jubilee is talented and passionate and doesn’t just march to the beat of her own drum—she dances to it. While she longs to do more than croon cover songs from a cruise ship stage, she enjoys seeing the world. Her love of travel makes her the perfect person to show Blake around each exotic stop of the Mediterranean cruise.

What starts out as a simple tour guide arrangement, quickly grows into something more. Despite their different backgrounds, Blake and Jubilee discover an incredible connection they never imagined possible. But as their final destination approaches, so does reality. Like points on a compass, their lives seem to be charted in opposite directions—his to the Hamptons and high-society, and hers back out across the rolling seas. Can anything short of a perfect storm keep these two lovebirds together?

When the last fan wandered off, Jubilee turned back to her Greek Mati. The bar had cleared out some, but those remaining were engrossed in conversation over their drinks. Maybe once she polished off her Greek Mati, it was time to call it a night.

The doors at the front opened and in walked Clark Kent, disrupting her train of thought. Jubilee’s initial glance was fleeting, but then she did a double take. Was the Greek Mati stronger than she realized or was this really Clark Kent in the flesh? She squinted.

The man was brawny and strapping enough to look out of place on a cruise ship. His perfectly coifed dark hair shone in the starlight and his expression was vague, though the masculine features on his face were undeniably handsome, cleft chin and all. The navy-blue slacks and white dress shirt he wore were fitted well to his muscular physique, the top button undone to reveal a speckle of chest hair. He should’ve been off to save a kitten from a tree or a screaming woman from a burning building. Instead he was walking up to the bar counter for a drink.

And then she noticed it—attached to the bottom of his suede boat shoes was a square of toilet paper, trailing along wherever he went.

Just like that the perfect aura surrounding Mr. Kent poofed into thin air.

Jubilee burst into an involuntary laugh, clapping a hand over her mouth.

Unfortunately, it was too late to stifle her laugh. Both Holt and Mr. Kent looked over at her. She cleared her throat and pretended to sip from her cocktail. The man had stopped two seats away from her, close enough she could sense his vibe; while he’d come across as some ultra-confident, ridiculously handsome dreamboat from afar, up close he gave off a sense of uncertainty, like he was playing pretend.

Kinda sorta like her?

She stamped down on that thought. She wasn’t pretending to be new Jubilee. She was new Jubilee.

The new Jubilee thing to do would be play it cool. Act like she hadn’t noticed him. Jubilee stared straight ahead at the wall of gleaming liquor bottles, studying them as though out of sudden interest. In her periphery, the Clark Kent lookalike threw her another glance. He was staring.

The polite thing to do was probably to tell him he had toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

The funnier thing was to let him suffer just a little bit more. Maybe the toilet paper stuck to his shoe was the universe’s way of balancing him out. No one could be that perfect, could they?

She hadn’t made up her mind yet when the man made it up for her. Glass of whiskey in hand, Mr. Kent sidled over.

“Hello, sorry to intrude, but . . . you’re from the Frankie Bravo show, right?”

Jubilee turned slightly in her chair, letting her gaze meet his. He really was a little too handsome. He made a pretty boy like Zayne look like scraps.

“Erm, yeah . . . I am,” she answered after a brief pause. “I sang “Best Kinda Lovin’”.”

“I recognize the purple hair.”

“Most people do.”

“You were great,” he said with the same enthusiasm Frankie’s fans used. “Amazing actually. I couldn’t look away.”

She raised both brows. “Because of the sight or sound?”

“Oh. Sound! But . . . but the sight was obviously great too—not to say that in a pervy, trying-to-hit-on-you way, but just as a, you know, compliment,” he rambled.

She smiled as it dawned on her. For as handsome and perfect as he seemed, he was awkward. He was fumbling over his words. He was walking around with toilet paper on his shoe. He was alone, not with a date or a group of friends.

Something about this unexpected, imperfect side of him endeared him to her.

Her gaze dropped to his shoe, where the patch of toilet paper clung for dear life. She bit down on her bottom lip and said, “Listen, you have toilet paper on your shoe.”

His face lit up red when he saw it. “That explains why those women outside were giggling when I walked by.”

Mila Nicks is an emerging romance author on a mission to pen entertaining love stories featuring women of color.

From the time she was a small girl with crayons and an overactive imagination, she’s had a passion for storytelling. In addition to serving ten years in the United States Air Force, she has received her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing.

When she isn’t busy tapping away at her keyboard, you can find her binge-watching her favorite TV shows, daydreaming about her next vacation across the globe, or spending quality time with her spunky pet Chihuahua, Zayden.


Book Blitz & Giveaway: Imprisoned (The Everyday Heroes World) by Bella Emy (Adult Contemporary Romance)


Bella Emy
(The Everyday Heroes World)
Publication date: June 24th, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I met her first.
I loved her first.
But my best friend swept her away, and since then, my heart’s been imprisoned.

I promised myself I would let my feelings for her go, let all of her go, and let them live their happily ever after.
But now he’s gone, and I’m left picking up the fractured pieces of her broken heart.

Suddenly, my life’s been derailed, thrown off course, off track.
I promised myself I wouldn’t let my feelings for her come surfacing back.

But seeing her again?

I don’t know if I can keep that promise.
She’s thrown me off the path I set forth for my imprisoned heart.
But now, am I forced to break that promise I made to myself so long ago?

Bella Emy’s Imprisoned is a steamy second chance contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds Project.

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Bella Emy is a USA Today Bestselling Author.

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Whenever Bella is not typing away on her computer with a nice hot cup of coffee, she loves spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite places to go are the movies, the beach, or just on a good plain old road trip. Some of her must haves are coffee, chocolate, pizza, music, & movies.

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Release Blitz & Giveaway: Frying Night (Dragon Born Academy, #4) by T.L. Christianson (Young Adult Fantasy)


Title: Frying Night
Series: Dragon Born Academy #4
Author: T.L. Christianson
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release Date: June 23, 2021


Abductions, alien worlds, portals, bondmates, and dragons.
I thought that my biggest problem was the unfinished bond between me and my dragon mate, Ashe… but instead, we have an even bigger problem.
We’ve done the impossible and crossed through a portal into the world of dragons – the same place where my mother’s been trapped for the past fifteen years.
With this lavender sky, orange sun, and a freaking planet hanging above us, it’s clear that we’re no longer on Earth. Our biggest problem is finding our way back… right?
There are deadly animals and wild dragons on this alien world, not to mention the Abraxas.
The Abraxas are the humans that live here… yup, humans. They’ve known about our world for millennia… and they’ve been abducting women from our Earth for a very, very long time.
One of the kidnapped girls has asked me to bring her back to Earth with us. No problem, right? Except I find resistance in an unlikely place. My bondmate, Ashe, is against helping her. But how can I leave her here?
Besides the growing rift between Ashe and me, we still need to find my mother. If she couldn’t get how, however will we?









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T.L. Christianson lives in Colorado with her husband and teenagers. She's a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder and an avid outdoorswoman. When she's not working on her latest novel, you'll find her reading, binging the latest fantasy or sci-fi series, hiking, or traveling the corners of the globe with her husband.