Release Blitz Blindsided

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Author: Matilda Martel
Series: LOVE IS BLIND, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Event coordinator Gemma Davenport is in the business of love…literally. She loves her job, and she’s good at it. Still, Gemma has never had the opportunity to try love out for herself. There’s only one man who’s tempted her enough to consider it, and he’s a jerk. The sexiest jerk she’s ever met. So, why does her body come alive when she walks into a blind date to find…him?
Fergus Digby hates incompetence. He is meticulous and runs his company with an iron fist. Fergus is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Gemma Davenport. Since she turned down his advances not once, but twice, he can’t stop thinking about her. Fantasizing about having her in his bed.
When Fergus finally gets Gemma alone, the sparks between them grow into fireworks. Can they look past the reasons they shouldn’t be together and embrace the once-in-a-lifetime passion they’ve ignited? Or will their relationship go up in flames before it’s really begun?
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Author Bio

Matilda is a Texas girl in love with a Philly boy who spends a lot of time in New York and Paris. Lucky me!
I live in Austin, with my husband, two crazy Chihuahuas and an even crazier cat. And I spend most of my day writing dirty romance books about older men who fall in love with younger women and make fools of themselves trying to win their hearts.
If I had to describe my type of romance, I’d say I write steamy, humorous contemporary romances dipped in sugar.
If you love Dark Romance, you’ve come to the wrong place. I don’t like dark heroes.
I like my hero to be successful, sweet, suave, sophisticated and kind— and then I want him to lose all his composure and game when he meets the heroine. I want him to turn into a bumbling idiot when he spots the girl of his dreams and revert to a teenage boy in a man’s body trying to win her.
I like my heroines to be witty, intelligent, and unshakeable—who could do just as well without a man—until the hero convinces her otherwise.
I write A LOT OF AGE GAP–because I LOVE AGE GAP ROMANCE. I’ve got no other excuse for it.
No matter what kind of story it is, my ladies are ADORED, and my endings are always Happily EVER AFTER, not HFN.

Release Blitz Better Off Thread


About the Book

better-off-threadTitle: Better Off Thread

Author: Amanda Lee

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour

Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t refuse—especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer—until the hospital’s administrator is found murdered.

Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it’s up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe’s name—before someone else winds up crossed off Santa’s list for good…

Author Bio

gaylecooperGayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series, the Embroidery Mystery series, and (as Gayle Leeson) the Down South Cafe Mystery series.

The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The heroine, Daphne, has returned to her hometown of Brea Ridge to open a cake baking and decorating business and is wrestling with the question of whether or not one can go home again. She enjoys spending time with her sister, nephew, and niece, but she and her mother have a complicated relationship that isn’t always pleasant. Daphne has also reconnected with her high school sweetheart and is pursuing a rekindled romance while desperately trying to put her past behind her. Kerry Vincent, Hall of Fame Sugar Artist, Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show Director, and Television Personality says the series is “a must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the kitchen!”

Says Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author, “One day I found myself happily reading . . . mysteries by Gayle Trent. If she can win me over . . . she’s got a great future.”

The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop. Marcy Singer left her home in San Francisco, along with the humiliation of being left at the altar, in order to move to Tallulah Falls and realize her dream of owning her own shop. She takes along her faithful companion, a one-year-old Irish wolfhound named Angus O’Ruff. She makes many new friends in Tallulah Falls, but she also makes a few enemies. Thankfully, her best friend Sadie MacKenzie and her husband Blake run the coffeehouse right down the street from Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year Stitch; and Detective Ted Nash always has her back.

Publishers Weekly says, “Fans of the genre will take kindly to Marcy, her Irish wolfhound, Angus O’Ruff, and Tallulah Falls. This is a fast, pleasant read with prose full of pop culture references and, of course, sharp needlework puns.”



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Book Release: The Belgrave Legacy

  • 27783235How long have you been writing?

Since I was eight years old, so that’s a little more than ten years at this point.

  • What is your favorite genre to write?

Ugh, this is so hard. I have so many story ideas in a bunch of different genres, but I guess I’d have to say romance since it shows up in a bunch of my ideas regardless of the setting.

  • Which genre have you never tried before, but would you like to try out?

I would love (and plan) to write a mythology retelling at some point. Greek Mythology is why I loved reading when I first started, so I’d love to pay homage to that.

  • Please tell us about your book.

The Belgrave Legacy is an upper-YA paranormal romance novel that features a witch learning magic, a dark angel sent to recruit her for evil, and a prophecy that ties them together.

  • Which character was your favorite, and why? Which character was your least favorite, and why?

My favorite character is definitely Caleb. He kind of stole the show when I was writing this initially as a trilogy, and to appease him, I wrote Part 2 Tears of an Angel solely from his perspective to balance out Fawn’s from Part 1. When I revised though, he wanted his half of the story told throughout, and I couldn’t refuse. He’s my favorite because he’s flawed, misguided, and has a heart of gold. I can’t say more without spoiling The Belgrave Legacy.

My least favorite character is probably God. I tried to not make him a complete jerk, but when someone is omniscient (I don’t give him omnipotence), and still lets bad things happen, I just can’t like them. It’s the problem of evil, and I think it will always be there as long as there is belief in higher powers.

  • What was the hardest part about writing your book?

The hardest part of writing The Belgrave Legacy had to be fitting it all into one story. I originally planned for this to be a trilogy, so each Part was a lot longer and had more action in each. When I decided a single book made more sense, picking what had to go, and finding new ways to tie the sections together without making readers hate me for two cliffhangers was definitely a challenge.

  • What is your writing routine? Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

My writing routine is I write an outline, then write in the morning, night, and whatever free time I find during the day in between homework and classes (I’m a college student).

  • How long did it take you to write your book from start to finish?

If you just talk about The Belgrave Legacy as the single book, that took 3 months. If you include the time I spent writing each section as an individual book, then condensing it into the book being published, that’s closer to a year and a half (not including long breaks where I couldn’t write at all due to SATs, college applications, etc).

  • Can you tell us about your editing process?

As I’m writing a story, I’ll normally know if something isn’t working and make a note of it. If the change is so pivotal that it affects everything after it, I go back make that one change, and then keep writing. In general, I draft fast, take a week off, then edit as I read based on the list I made while writing the story. Then I revise, take a few days’ break, then edit. This cycle repeats until I’m done.

  • Is this book part of a series? If so, how many installments do you have planned?

Like I said, it was supposed to be three books in a trilogy called The Belgrave Legacy, but now it’s a single book, so it’s no longer part of a book series. I am toying around with maybe writing a novella and/or a set of short stories though, so it probably won’t be a one-shot either.

  • Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Keep writing, reading, and learning. If this is really what you want to do, you’ll know that you can never stop improving. And, don’t get discouraged by writer’s block, rejection, or anything else. No one is forcing you to write. If you need to take a break to take care of yourself, do. But don’t think that just because you’re not writing that you can never be a writer.

  • Why should everyone read your book?

It has everything you love about paranormal romances and magic, but also has someone who didn’t sign up to be the heroine like so many other YA stories today. Oh, and there’s a feminist twist even with so many supernatural men in the mix trying to control the heroine’s fate.

  • If you could meet three authors, dead or alive, which authors would you choose?

Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, and James Patterson. And no, I’m not obsessed with the letter J. I want to meet Miss Austen because Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite novels ever. J.K. Rowling because of 2 words: Harry Potter. And James Patterson, because his Maximum Ride series is what officially hooked me on reading.

  • What inspired you to write your book?

My grandma’s death and a guy at school. My grandma’s death triggered the whole idea of inherited magic, the power of 7, and the dream sequence in Chapter 1. The guy actually inspired a character named Bryan who acted a lot like Caleb in another story I had and eventually scrapped. You can read more about my inspiration here:

  • Are you working on something at the moment? If so, can you tell us more about it?

Yes, I am! I’m working on a YA dystopian romance novel called The Matchmakers. It’s set in the future where WWIII has happened, and a new government requires all eighteen year olds to have arranged marriages to people from the opposite side of the war to ensure peace. I wish I could say more without spoiling it, but I can give a hint: biopunk. You can read more about The Matchmakers on my site:

About the Book

A Reluctant Heroine. A Snarky Angel. A Big Mess.

Fawn doesn’t believe in magic. But when she is unexpectedly thrust into the middle of an ancient feud, she must learn to control her powers.

Caleb is sick of Hell. But when a simple seduction becomes complicated by real feelings, he is forced to pick between keeping his past or fighting for his future.

Can this young witch navigate a dangerous world with the dark angel assigned to romance and seduce her by her side?

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2538789Zara Hoffman is a college student and has been writing since she was eight years old. She spends most of her time doing homework and writing new stories because if she didn’t, her head would likely explode. She writes YA multi-genre fiction to share the crazy products of her imagination with the world and hopes that you find them as entertaining as she does. Her books are for young adults or the young at heart. After all, growing up is overrated.
When she isn’t wrapped up in projects, Zara listens to music or hangs out with friends. As an avid reader, Zara loves writing book reviews for her favorite books. She is a PR intern at Inklings Literary Agency She is also the founder of Our Hope Is Here.

Release Blitz Rogue by Tonya Coffey


Clytie, a Valkyrie, finds herself questioning Odin’s orders when Psyche comes for a shape-shifting panther, Storm. He rescues Clytie from a giant and something inside her changes. A spark ignites, triggering an emotion Valkyries are forbidden to experience. Following her new feelings, Clytie turns her back on all she knows to be with Storm. She knows it’s only a matter of time before Odin puts a price on their heads.
Odin furious with his Valkyrie for disobeying him, and proving the Well right, accepts the War is coming and Clytie will be the goddess who dethrones him, unless her sister stops her first.
Publication date: September 27, 2016
Size: 6×9
200 pages
Trade paperback
Price: 9.99
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Guest Post Lament of the Fallen-

Bucelarii 2 SmallI’m hosting a guest post today by Andy Peloquin, author of The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen. The book also launches today. Congratulations! I’ll leave the word to Andy Peloquin now.

The Challenges of Writing an Anti-Hero

Writing heroes and villains is something I find fairly simple. Each hero has to have a few flaws to make them human, and each villain has to have something good or noble to make them more interesting. But an anti-hero, a character who is neither good nor bad, hero nor villain, that is a challenge I find absolutely fascinating!

What is an anti-hero? Wikipedia defines an anti-hero as a character “who lacks conventional heroic qualities such as idealism, courage, or morality”. They may have heroic and villainous tendencies, but they cannot be qualified as either good or bad.

Take a look at one of the most famous anti-heroes: the Punisher. The Punisher does horrible things–he kills people by the dozen. Yet look at WHO he kills (mobsters, gangsters, drug lords, criminals). He faces off against Marvel’s heroes as much as he fights the villains. His actions are too dark and depraved to be accepted as an Avenger or a “hero”, yet the villains fear him more than they fear Captain America or Wolverine.

Writing an anti-hero is like walking on the edge of a sword. If you’re not careful, you could step off and slip into the realm of heroism or villainy too easily. A good anti-hero does the right thing, usually for the wrong reason or in the wrong way. But there’s an element of heroism about him that makes him relatable.

But to write a good anti-hero, the heroic traits (nobility, sacrifice, courage, etc.) can’t be overdone. There has to be just enough about him to make him sympathetic to the reader, yet not so much that he slips into becoming a true “hero”. An inexperienced writer may convert their anti-hero into a proper hero, but a true anti-hero will never have the sense of morality or convictions to be a hero.

And yet, they cannot slide into the realm of villainy either. Readers want to empathize with the anti-hero, which means they can’t ever go truly “bad”. Their actions always have to lean just on the right side of “good”. Too far to the “bad”, and you risk losing the audience’s empathy for the character.

That, for me, is the most challenging–and thrilling–part of writing The Last Bucelarii series. The main character (the Hunter) is a half-demon assassin, one who begins firmly on the “villainous” side of the line. Yet, quickly you see that there is something heroic and noble about him, which puts him just on the heroic side of things. Throughout the course of the book (and through the series), he will make decisions that send him into the realm of villainy, but he always has to return just enough to the heroic side to make him a character to root for rather than despise. THAT is the true challenge of writing an anti-hero, and one I enjoy every moment!

About the Book

Title: The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen

Author: Andy Peloquin

Official Launch Date: August 19th, 2016

Publication Date: July 21, 2016

Paperback Price: 15.99

Digital Price: 3.99

Pages: 340

ISBN: 1535388668

The Hunter of Voramis is no more.

Alone with the bloodthirsty voices in his head, fleeing the pain of loss, he has one objective: travel north to find Her, the mystery woman who plagues his dreams and haunts his memories.

When he stumbles upon a bandit attack, something within urges him to help. His actions set him at odds with the warrior priests commanded to hunt down the Bucelarii.

Left for dead, the Hunter must travel to Malandria to recover his stolen birthright. There, he is inexorably drawn into direct conflict with the Order of Midas, the faceless, nameless group of magicians that holds the city in a grip of terror. All while struggling to silence the ever-louder voice in his mind that drives him to kill.

From feared assassin to wretched outcast, the Hunter’s journey leads him to truths about his forgotten past and the Abiarazi he has pledged to hunt. His discoveries will shed light on who he really is…what he really is.

Fans of Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, and Brent Weeks will love the Hunter…

Author Bio

Andy Peloquin: Lover of All Things Dark and Mysterious

Andy Peloquin–a third culture kid to the core–has loved to read since before he could remember. Sherlock Holmes, the Phantom of the Opera, and Father Brown are just a few of the books that ensnared his imagination as a child.

When he discovered science fiction and fantasy through the pages of writers like Edgar Rice Burroughs, J.R.R Tolkien, and Orson Scott Card, he was immediately hooked and hasn’t looked back since.

Andy’s first attempt at writing produced In the Days: A Tale of the Forgotten Continent. He has learned from the mistakes he made and used the experience to produce Blade of the Destroyer, a book of which he is very proud.

Reading—and now writing—is his favorite escape, and it provides him an outlet for his innate creativity. He is an artist; words are his palette.

His website ( is a second home for him, a place where he can post his thoughts and feelings–along with reviews of books he finds laying around the internet.

He can also be found on his social media pages, such as:



10 Things You Need to Know About Me:

  1. Hot wings, ALWAYS!
  2. I never forget a face, but rarely remember a name.
  3. I’m a head taller than the average person (I’m 6′ 6″)
  4. Marvel > DC
  5. I was born in Japan, and lived there until the age of 14.
  6. Selena Gomez, Skrillex, Simon & Garfunkel, Celine Dion, and Five Finger Death Punch are all in my writing playlist.
  7. Aliens are real, but it’s self-centered of us to believe that they would come to visit Earth.
  8. Watching sports: suck. Playing sports: EPIC!
  9. I earned a purple belt in Karate/Hapkido/Taekwondo.
  10. I dislike most Christmas music, aside from Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

A Few of My Favorite Things

Favorite Books: The Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch, The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson, Sherlock Holmes by A.C. Doyle, Warlord of Mars by E.R. Burroughs

Favorite Songs: Wrong Side of Heaven by Five Finger Death Punch, Prayer by Disturbed, I’m an Albatraoz by AronChupa, Look Down from Les Miserables, Shatter Me by Lindsay Sterling and Lizzi Hale

Favorite Movies: 300, Red Cliff, Shoot Em Up, Love Actually, Princess Bride

Favorite Comics: Anything with Deadpool, Wolverine or Doop in it

Favorite Foods: Hot Wings, Meat-Lover’s Salad, A good sandwich (made by me), Yaki Soba, Sushi

Favorite TV Shows: The Flash, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-0, Brooklyn 99, Firefly (too soon!), The Last Ship, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones


“Creative, gritty, and beautifully dark…fantasy addicts will love it!” — Peter Story, author of Things Grak Hates —

“The fantasy world has a compelling new antihero…the Hunter will terrify and captivate you.” – Eve A Floriste, author of Fresh Cut

“From the first words on the page this fantasy holds the reader spellbound even after the book is finished…his character is very well-defined even if his past is a mystery. Root for an assassin? Oh, yes, one must!” — Carol Conley, for InDTale Magazine

“Oh the carnage! Fantastic bloodthirsty carnage! The fight scenes in this book were fast-paced, detailed and thrilling. I love a good sword fight and there is plenty of that here.” — Ami L. Hart

“One could get lost in this novel for its twisting plots, seemingly endless imagination, dark yet irresistible characters, or the mind-numbing paradox of its simultaneously dark and romantic world. One could follow the long and winding road of the dusky, fierce protagonist and fight tooth and nail not to sympathize with him. One could dance in the dizzying, intricate circles of Peloquin’s neo-mythology, or even basque in the black sunlight of a well-crafted gothic novel that both entertains and enlightens.” — Jesse G. Christiansen


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New Release: Complete With You by Kenya Wright

iwantyoucoverTitle: Complete with You

Author: Kenya Wright

Last anyone heard, Pipe was bloodied and broken in a Miami hospital. The next day, Pipe checked himself out and stopped answering his phone.

Jay and Evie drop everything and fly to Miami to check on their friend. Last time they’d gone to the sexy city, too much had happened and Pipe had saved the day. Now Pipe needed them to come to his rescue.

But before they can find Pipe, Evie and Jay nearly break the Internet with a racy video viral video heads can’t seem to get enough of.

With Evie dating someone new, Jay focused on getting drafted into the NFL, and Pipe on the verge of a nervous breakdown, everything’s changed.

Years ago, things seemed more simple. COMPLETE WITH YOU is the sexy twisty conclusion to Kenya Wright’s bestselling New Adult Erotic Coventon Campus series, told from Evie, Jay’s and Pipe’s point of view.

Author Bio

Kenya Wright has published books in fantasy, cyber punk, and romance. She currently resides in Miami with her amazing children and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on her head at night.




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