Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AAD Author J.M. Gregoire releases Speak of the Devil, the 2nd installment in the Demon Legacy series!


Nearly half a year has passed since Asmodeus opened the gateway allowing an unknown number of demons to spill onto our plane of existence. A fatal standoff has left Dez on her own to hunt the stray demons down and send them back to Hell where they belong. Her life has become a never-ending cycle of violence and bloodshed, further tainted by a deepening depression and a longing for the person she had to leave behind. When Dez receives an unexpected phone call, she makes her way to the northern Arizona desert to see an old friend. Upon arrival, there is a message waiting for her from beyond the grave, and she realizes before she can go any further, she must face the one thing she’s been dreading for months. To make matters worse, the message is meant to help her mission, but it forces Dez into an impossible choice. Only Dez can decide which road to take, but will she be able to handle the consequences of her decision?    

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Audio-Book Review of Beyond Addiction by Kit Rocha

I'm new to audio books. Well that's not entirely accurate; I've listened to self-help books that I found on the Barnes and Nobel clearance rack that I used to listen to on long car rides.  But as far as fictional stories like the romance genre I am addicted to like a crack whore to meth-amphetamines I am a noob. Recently I've been seeing more and more author's discussing audio books on facebook and after listening to a few clips Ann Mayburn was posting as she was picking her narrators it sparked an interest in me.  I didn't want to initially shell out a ton of money for a format I wasn't 100% I was going to be able to focus on and enjoy so I was blessed when Kit Rocha gifted me with a copy of her audio book Beyond Addiction for me to try out.

Lets talk the over all story-line: I love the Beyond Series, while Bren and Six still remain to be my favorite, Trix and Finn's story was a great addition to the series. The book contains lots of drama, angst, heroics, and the debauchery those familiar with Sector Four have come to love and expect.  There were a few things listening to the audio that I didn't pick up on reading it on my kindle.  First was there was a lot more cursing than I remembered, not a bad thing, just an observation. Second there were a few parts of the book I didn't recall reading that I picked up while listening. Thirdly (this is an observation on myself not the book) I blushed and giggled quite a bit when the sex scenes were being read, more so than when I read the paperback (I will have to come up with a button to wear when I listen to audio books in public for when people stare at me giggling like an escaped loon).

Now let's talk the actual narrator: I laughed. Like a lot! Sometimes so much I had to bump it back a few times once I got a hold of myself to hear what I missed. Now my laughing was not a result of something the author's wrote, intending to be funny, it was actually because the narrator tried to change her voice, in my opinion a little too much, to do a different character. (Usually to do a male voice and with a majority of the characters being male it happened quite a bit).  Overall though I'd give her a four stars outta five, only because it did pull me outta the story sometimes when I had to go back to find out what I missed because she was trying to give the dudes a gruff tone that didn't come out as well as it could have, or just not changed the tone that much.

As I said I am a new audio-book convert but based off as much other things, namely crocheting, I was able to accomplish while still getting my reading fix of a greater story-line than anything I've discovered on the television. I will definitely be hitting up my local library to see what they have in my preferred genre available.

Here is the link to purchase Beyond Addiction on Audible  and in case you've never heard of it before here's what it is about:
Publisher's Blurb: 
Book Five in the bestselling, award-winning BEYOND series.
She's fought like hell to leave the past behind.
Trix changed her name and her life when she got clean four years ago. Now, she has a new family and a job she loves - tending bar and dancing at the Broken Circle. As an O'Kane, she's happy, untouchable. Until a nightmare from her old life tears her away from her home and drags her back to Hell - also known as Sector Five.
He's still living - and dying - in it.
Losing Trix was the kick in the head Finn needed to get sober, but working as an enforcer for a man he hates is slowly crushing his soul. The only thing that keeps him going is his determination to destroy Sector Five from the inside. Then Trix comes back into his life - alive, in danger - and nothing else matters.
Getting her home could be a suicide mission. The only thing deadlier is the old spark that flares to life between them. Soon, Finn and Trix are battling the one addiction neither of them ever managed to kick - each other. And it could cost them everything.

Contact Kit Rocha here:

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Hey Bloggers!

So we have something special we were just told about Seriously an hour or so ago! It seems that we have 5 (FIVE) Blogger industry tables for THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE that have been SPONSORED by a very cool media partner we have… And we are looking for 5 bloggers NOT already registered to take them.

Now there is some fine print. Please read on:

Bloggers sponsorship tables afford the blog offered:
1(one) table with two chairs
Access to the Green Room
Ability to give away 2 VIP tickets on their blog
Blogger only Review pack from a minimum of 10 authors (to include Swag, print and E books)

EACH sponsorship gets entry for 2 of the bloggers from the blog
Blog MUST get their own ROOM at the host Hotel (Planet Hollywood) for a minimum of 2 nights (FRIDAY and SATURDAY) NO EXCEPTIONS.
Blog will have their name as a sponsor on the website, and promotional items.

The earlier the blogger comes in, the more opportunities they will be afforded, including Off site parties and Author hangouts.

Wanna be considered for one of the spots? Just fill this out

 We will let everyone know by January 10th!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Deadly Alchemy by Julie Morgan cover reveal!!

Deadly Alchemy, cover reveal for Julie Morgan

How do you choose who lives and who dies? 

Alchemist Amelia Rimos has just discovered the cure for the Undead. Being naïve and vulnerable, she does not realize the Undead have their targets set on her.
Happening upon a tall, dark, exotic man named Michel Gauthier, he saves her from becoming a victim, thrusting her into a game of cat and mouse. Amelia realizes being an Alchemist is not in her best interest when she befriends him. Is Michel as sincere as he seems or does he have an ulterior motive? 
When her life cannot be more complicated, John Hawthorne interjects himself into Amelia's life and shifts it completely upside down. He informs Amelia she has the key to their survival. Soon, she will realize the Undead are not the only monsters in the world…
Amelia will find herself in a stalemate: She will be forced to choose between destroying her evidence and saving the man she’s grown to love or destroying over half the population of the world, including the love of her life with it.

Deadly Alchemy is historical fiction with an emphasis on steampunk. It is also paranormal featuring vampires, werewolves and alchemy.

Julie is pretty excited to bring this story to life! Deadly Alchemy lived in her head for about four years before she finally put it on paper. She had a GREAT time writing it and hopes you enjoy entering into Amelia's world as much as she had creating it.

Author note: The story does cross slightly into horror.

About Julie Morgan

Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap and began writing with encouragement from her family.
Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children's stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.

Julie Morgan is the best selling author of these other stories.
Chronicles of the Fallen: Fallen, Redemption, Atonement and Culmination. The ebook box set is now available, featuring short story Rapture.
Southern Roots series: Southern Roots and City Lights. Watch for the other three stories in the series coming soon!

Follow Julie on social media outlets!
Amazon www.amazon.com/author/juliemorgan

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Readers are OUT THERE... you just need to realize where they go.

So much is going on in the publishing industry these days, it’s a wonder we still exist. With Shitty deals with publishers, cliques that are bullying other authors, authors that don’t know how to act, and events that are fraudulent and or extorting exorbitant prices out of the authors and readers… Is it any wonder things are going down the toilet?

I have been talking a lot recently with readers, authors and industry, especially after the recent event bru haha. They don’t feel they can trust events and their promoters. They are scared about the amount of money going out for them, especially when they aren’t guaranteed a return, or the “application” which really only boils down to “who is the most popular” and worse, they are getting really frustrated with event planners that are playing favorites with individual authors, ensuring that those authors get top billing and the best options. Then recently I had authors tell me how fucking pissed they were that promoters have been taking a % of their sales through the bookseller--- and I gotta agree there how shittastic that is. And this all happens without a reader attendance guarantee. Its not wonder Authors are pulling out of events left and right.

Well I had a weekend away from the internet, and the industry, (mostly) and after talking with a few choice people, people that respect and support events, and try to make this industry both lucrative and fair for all, and I have decided on a few things.

Everyone knows Romance Ink, my company, is non profit. All monies collected from the events we put on go right to the hotel, in order to pay for the F/B the hotel agrees upon to get the event put on. This allows for cheaper rooms and larger event space. For tnee 2015, Our F/B is 80k. Which is why registration is 200 a person for the authors. It seems like a lot… but it’s not. Actually For what TNEE gives you (Food, a FULL table, your ASSISSTANT to eat as well and attend, full promotional and next year acceptance) the price is amazing. Most other events are 150-200 a table, PLUS your assistant, PLUS their ticket for the “after” parties, AND any extras…. And that isn’t even a guarantee for readers attending. That’s CRAZY to me.

So with that background out there, let’s proceed. TNEE in Vegas can hold between 350-500 authors EACH YEAR. TNEE ATL can hold the same. At 200$ an author registration (which includes all that above that other charge you extra for) is more than fair. Actually it’s the best deal in the industry today---- especially when we guarantee career readers, the ones that are constantly looking for authors --- no, not online, but in person, ones they can connect with personally, to become part of the authors career, to becoming a fan and a friend.  And we guarantee you can sign, and NOT have to pay any % of your book income to the bookseller OR a % of your book sales to the promoter THROUGH book sales.

This year TNEE is boasting 450 readers already signed on, and more signing on every day, because it’s FREE for the readers to attend... With the promotional aspect, we are expecting 1200-2000 for the event this year, even though its Easter weekend. What’s crazy is 450 readers are signed on, yet we don’t even have 150 authors signed on yet.

So… Because of all of this, and TNEE being the most affordable game in town for the next 5 years that will boast actual READERS… to fill in this year, we have decided that all authors that sign on for the 2015 year, that wish to go forward to 2016 and beyond, will be paying HALF PRICE for their tickets… that’s 100$, as a thank you for filling the event and giving the readers a reason to keep attending the event. Those authors will have first choice of panels, event parties and opportunities going forward as well. With so many readers coming for 2015, we are seriously hoping for more authors.

So heres where I get real.
If you have issue with ME, Stella Price, and THAT is what’s holding you back from attending--- Please don’t let it. At this event you deal with STAFF, not me. Several people think I’m a bitch, and a snot. While they can believe that, most just don’t like that I’m direct, I pull no punches and I believe in a FAIR industry where (just like in all other careers) people follow rules of courtesy, morality and business.

Missing an event you are all but guaranteed to sell books at, something that the majority of the events cannot even fathom because you don’t like the promoter is insane. A 200$ ticket including everything above means that selling 20 books at 10$ each (which is more than doable as at TNEE 2014 the average amount sold was 35 per author) you make back your registration price AND you reach readers that you probably won’t ONLINE.  With the amount of authors getting hit hard from the KU and KDP bullshit, sales plummeting, doesn’t it make sense to hit the readers LOOKING to find new authors, ones that are buying books ALL THE TIME? The more of a connection you make with them, the more books you sell… because a writing career isn’t about YOU, it’s about THEM.

TNEE is going to be around till 2019. TNEE is the only large event that treats both indie and traditionally published authors the same, is the cheapest, and provides opportunities most others do not. As we grow, the event grows, and we would love for you to grow with us. Help us make a level playing field, one that you don’t have to worry about your money getting stolen at, and one that you don’t have to worry about the amount of readers attending. The readers are OUT THERE… but its up to you to attend the events where the readers are flocking to.

To sign up for TNEE 2015… guaranteeing a cheaper price…  go HERE.

Friday, October 31, 2014

In My Veins (Albion's Circle) Review

Today I'm happy we're apart of the 2 Americans and a Canadian, Eh Blog Tour with a Review of Jessica Jarman's latest release: In My Veins (Albion's Circle, Book Two).

Anna is his. Merlin has failed. The Circle is broken. After being defeated in every lifetime, Mordred believes he’s finally won.

Even though Anna has little hope of gaining Merlin’s forgiveness for believing Mordred over him and the rest of the Circle, she isn’t giving up and vows to set things right. When an offer of help comes from an unlikely ally, Anna must trust her instincts—the very thing that got her into this mess in the first place.

Because more than just her survival hangs in the balance. Mordred took her for a reason. Anna is the key. The key to completing the Circle. The key to preventing unthinkable death and destruction at Mordred’s hand. They key to destroying the heart of a wizard whose love has followed her through the ages.

But Mordred has forgotten exactly what’s he’s up against—Arthur and his Knights. The most powerful Magical to ever walk the Earth. And a love a thousand years in the making. 

In My Veins is the second book in the Albion's Circle series, so you'll be lost if you don't read Deepest Cut, the first book located in the Anthology: If Ever I'd Leave You (Amazon Buy Link) that being said...

I enjoyed the story immensely, the characters are captivating. Anna has been a pleasure to read as she struggles to get a hold of her magic, keeps getting visions, and just tries to cope with Arthur, Merlin, the circle and everyday friends. Additionally, I felt as though this book was a great stepping stone for Anna and Merlin relationship wise, clearing up a lot of their communication issues and getting on the same page.  I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next between those two and what they pull off with their magics.

What stole the book for me however was Will and Galahad (Galahad is one of Arthur's knights and Will is Anna's brother). I absolutely adored the chemistry between those two. Now I know that I've got no shot to get between them because they are gay... and that small detail of them being fictional... but they have the HOTTEST sex scene I've read I'd say all year. I'd pay to be a fly on the wall to see their parts acted out. My fingers are crossed we get to see a lot more of them in the next book.

I can't really think of anything that I wasn't a fan of while reading this book. Ms. Jarman leaves it off at another great cliff hanger but, I think it just pikes my curiosity of what is going to happen next and how they are all going to deal with this last revelation of Anna's.

Over all I think if you liked King Arthur as a kid you'll enjoy & should check out Ms. Jarman's mystical fairy-tale in the 21st century setting.

Contact Jessica Jarman at 
Buy In My Veins Amazon, ARe, Smashwords

Before You Go... If you are free Nov 17, 2014 swing by facebook to participate in an end of Blog Tour. Try for a chance to win some prizes & chat with the authors:  https://www.facebook.com/events/513909265379107/

Blog Tour Line Up:
10/20- Ebooks Galore- promo
10/21-Undercover Book Reviews- promo
10/22- A Book Addicts Delight- promo
10/23-Shelly's Books- promo
10/24-Spreading the Word- promo
10/25-Dreamer Talks books- promo
10/26-A Bit Bookish- Review (3)
10/26- Sassy Mom Says Read Romance- promo
10/27-Midnight Angel Book Heaven- promo
10/28-To Snog or To Blog- promo
10/29-Jen's Reading Obsession- promo
10/30-Bronwyn Green's Random Thoughts- Interview (3)
10/31-Authors After Dark- review (IMV)
11/1-101 Ways to Make Love to a Spoon- promo
11/2-Sapphyria's Steamy Books- promo
11/3-2 Bibliophiles- promo
11/4-My Bookshelf Book Review- review (Mated)
11/5-Barbara Book Reviews- review (3)
11/6-Trout Nation- promo
11/7-Be My Book Boyfriend- promo
11/8-Author Sandra Love- Interview (3)
11/9-The Color of Ink
11/10-Butterflies Books Dreams- promo
11/11-Spitfire Reviews- review (mated)
11/11-Indie Book Fairy- promo
11/12-Literature Litehouse- promo
11/13-Shannan's World of Books- review (3)
11/13- Sweet Treat Reading Reviews- promo
11/13- Panty Dropping Book Blog- promo
11/14-LSK Sweetheart Reviews- promo
11/15-Amanda Hlgelmire- promo
11/16-LBM Book Blog- promo
11/17-Wicked Reads- review (3)
11/18-Carpe_Diem- review (R, M)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

City Lights by Julie Morgan

Author Julie Morgan has published the next installment in her Southern Roots series! Come check out City Lights!

Music brought them together. A gamble with love could break them apart. 
Blaine has reached rock and roll stardom. After surviving an overdose, Blaine was forced into a decision; change and be a better person, or continue down the dangerous path and lose everything he has worked for. Making the decision to change, he turns his focus and attention to writing and producing music in an effort to keep the bright lights of live performances and potential drugs at an arms distance.
Bassist to the band Blaine is producing, Penelope knows all too well who he is. He’s the sexy as hell, but also drug addicted singer of the mega band, Deep Ember. As excited as she is to get her band signed, she’s none too thrilled to find out her producer is Blaine. Leaving her boyfriend back home to follow her dreams, Penelope will find herself in uncomfortable situations with Blaine. He’s expressed a genuine interest in her and she feels drawn toward him in return. Unfortunately, knowing who he is and what he’s done puts up an invisible wall between them.
Emotions will be on the line and chords will be played… but can Blaine win over the heart of a woman who’s made it clear she wants nothing to do with him? Will Penelope be able to trust her emotions and will Blaine be able to prove he is not what his reputation says he is?

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