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Thanks – Dawn & Abby
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Thanks – Dawn & Abby
Carson Stinger was a man who didn’t play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he didn’t care what others thought, and took each day as it came, no direction, no plan. He knew what women wanted from him and believed it was all he had to offer. Until her…
When circumstances forced them to spend several hours together, they walked away changed. But for two people who never should have meshed, overcoming the reality of their vastly different lives wasn’t possible. At least not yet…
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SCORPIO. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven. Mia can be found online at www.miasheridan.com or www.facebook.com/miasheridanauthor.
Last week I read a blog post that talked about how a few years back Indie was it; this magical place and how happy one click 99 cent deals have saturated the market, and there are so many wannabe authors with unoriginal ideas and that are not edited right. There were a lot of good things in this article, some I could totally see her point, but this was one theme.
I DON’T BUY THIS FOR A SECOND!!!
I just read Nocte by Courtney Cole. AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT AND ORIGINAL
How about Black Lies by Alessandra Torre
What about Michelle Valentine’s Phenomenal X, (A wrestler, seriously who would have thought.)
There are so many Indie authors that are constantly shocking us, even with their 99 cent books. Have you heard of R.J. Lewis? OMG
And yesterday I one clicked a bundle by T.E. Sivec, that I know is going to be amazing, 4 books for 99 cents. Let’s face it, most books have a shelf life. And if adding a 99 cent deal drums up the hype then I don’t think it’s a bad thing.
Here is the thing about free books and sales, I might not take a chance on an author and then I will pick them up for 99 cents or even free. I read Nicole Williams Eden Trilogy, the first book was free, then because I loved it, I have bought and loved ten of her other books. Ten! It’s a brilliant marketing strategy. It’s like here’s a taste, I know you are going to want more, and then you do. And if you don’t no harm no foul.
How can anyone think all that’s being put out is unoriginal. Are there some bad books out there? Sure. That’s why we all have opinions and things we like and we don’t like, but I’m not going to say hey this is free or a deal dissuades me because if it’s cheap then it must not be good. WHAT THIS IS CRAZY TALK!!!
I also want to say, don’t let this idea of there are too many books right now stop your dream of writing. Ignore it all and work on your novel. There are more original ideas. Even if your book is about a Rocker. Are there a ton of Rocker books? Yes, but you can make it your own and special.
Here is something else, since I just read Nocte, I have to tell you, I found half a dozen little errors, like it was supposed to say ask but it said as. And do you know what?? It didn’t take away from the awesome story one bit. I think if we love something a few errors makes no difference at all. It doesn’t bother me.
I think something bigger is there is so much originality, that our likes are changing. We’ve been so spoiled we as readers expect that every-time. Will we always get it? Probably not. But I can assure you that this is not something new. Before Indie, there were book written that were poorly edited and uninteresting.
So let’s talk about it. What are some of the most original books you have read? Do you think there are still original ideas? Do you love that as a reader that there is so much to choose from?
I want to hear your thoughts, because after reading Nocte, it’s my firm belief that We ain’t seen nothing yet!
I love the Indie community! Keep on writing! Keep it positive! Keep putting out your amazing words. If you write it, they will come….
Sometimes I question whether or not I should continue blogging. I see a trend of facebook only pages that say they are a blog and infact don’t blog. Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked that these people are supporting authors. It crosses my mind from time to time that perhaps maybe I should do that too. Stop the blog and keep my facebook page.
Several factors, sometimes I think this because it takes a lot of time, and I have limited amounts of that. Other times, I hate when reading feels like an obligation. I don’t like when I am reading something on a time line and I don’t love it so I try to just get it over with. That defeats the purpose of blogging.
(my purpose is to support and shout out about what I love. Other blogs may have their own purpose.)
Facebook doesn’t show blog post. I am sure that fb is tied in with Amazon somehow and Amazon must give them money for showing their links. I try it all the time. I post something with an amazon link and without. Facebook always lets amazon get the views.
Lastly and my main reason, one I have debated internally on if I should speak up, is that my reading soulmate whom I started Up All Night Book Blog with stopped reading. She withdrew from everything and Nicole and myself have felt like we lost a limb. We pray one day she will find her way back and truthfully I miss getting giddy over books with her. Nothing like messaging the same person who is reading what you are and you both are snot crying together. She got me and all my quirks and her loss has left a hole.
And so with those reasons I sometimes want to quit.
Throw in the towel.
I ask myself, would it matter?
Then I look at my site stats, and do you know what?Everyday I get at least three people who visit, (by visit they googled Real and searched for this post) my blog to read our review of Katy Evans Real. (Remy is my number one book boyfriend.) I’m reminded why blogging is awesome! It doesn’t disappear into the sea of posts and amazon adds, it lives on.
When people go to the blog they are usually reading the material we have posted. On fb I don’t think people truly click on a link for amazon unless they have intention to buy it. With blogging we can tag posts so that when someone types a search into google it shows up. And see this little post that I did well over a year ago, people are searching it out because they love Remy too.
Blogging is such a wonderful thing because we get to fan girl it up and spread the love.
Not only that, but we meet people and form bonds, the type where we would call someone our reading soulmate-and sure it hurts that she is gone, but gosh am I lucky that she came into my world.
If I’m in a silly mood I can make a post about bulbous mushroom tips and hope that everyone can get a chuckle.
If I’m inspired I can write about that too.
Or if I am unsure I can think, WWRD (What would Remy Do) And if I know my Remington Tate he would kick ass and persevere if blogging had him down. He’d put his bad read down and read a little Kristen Ashley. (Well cause she always kicks ass too.)
Check out what some favorites are below maybe you can find something new you love too!
Real 3189 reads
Night Owl 2416
Seize Me 2107
With Congressman Brady Maxwell up for reelection and journalist Liz Dougherty about to graduate into a promising career, the ambitious couple’s future is brighter than ever. They share a passion for their work…and for each other. But when Brady holds a press conference to officially introduce Liz as his girlfriend, reporters hungry for a scandal bombard her. Now, her every move is under a vicious magnifying glass, and her life feels like it’s falling apart.
On the road to reelection, the passionate bond between the congressman and the journalist gets tested at every stop. Threatened by shameless media sensationalism and jealous exes, Brady and Liz now have to learn to trust each other despite what they read in the papers.
In the finale to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s sexy Record trilogy, Liz and Brady may be setting off fireworks along the campaign trail, but can their love transcend politics as usual?
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.
Goodreads Author Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5421050.K_A_Linde?from_search=true
So I’m reading a book by a very famous well known author and I can’t take it. There are so many terms that are being used that drive me nuts. In the throws of passion, using certain terms make me crazy. How about you? What’s your term that just gets you??
1. The globe
2. The waterfall
3. Love Box
5. The water hose
6. Milky Orbs
9. No car talk!!
8. And my favorite…
The bulbous mushroom tip
Author: Vanessa Marie
Release Date: Nov 11, 2014
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For once in Charlie’s life, she has something she’d never allowed herself to have before.
All because of Sam’s love.
He fought for her. No matter the cost.
He loved her even when she couldn’t allow herself to feel loved.
Now, when things feel like they might go smoothly for once in her life…
The unexpected happens. Her fate. Her constant date with Death.
A reality that completely blindsides her when life once again rears it’s ugly head.
Shattering any sense of a future she ever felt she could grasp, even if only for a second.
Will she give in and surrender to her fate?
Will she retreat, pushing away everyone she loves to hold onto her secrets?
Or will she fight? Fight for Sam, fight for their love, the way he’s always fought for her?
“You suck, old man. This is blackmail.” She grit her teeth like she always did when he baited her.
“If the only way to get you to talk is to withhold food, well, then so be it.” Joe slowly lifted another heaping spoonful toward his mouth. The craving for marshmallows, chocolate, and nuts was suddenly so overwhelming that it was too much to take.
“Fine! I’ll talk, but don’t you dare eat that bite.”
An evil smirk tugged at the corner of his lips as he shoved it in his mouth.
“You asshole. That’s a party foul.”
“Did you just call your father an asshole?”
“Hey, if the shoe fits….”
“Just for that….” Joe cocked an eyebrow at her and brought the bowl to his chin, shoveling the rest into his mouth.
Charlie narrowed her eyes at him and gave him a menacing shake of her head. “I hope you get brain freeze.”
“You can’t freeze what’s not there,” he mumbled with a laugh as ice cream dribbled down his chin to his shirt.
She covered her mouth and looked away with her face scrunched up in disgust. “That’s freaking gross. You’re not even senile yet and you’re already drooling ‘n shit.”
Joe let out a laugh. “Well it’s good to see you have some semblance of your sense of humor left.”
“Oh, look at you and your big words.”
“Oh, bite me.”
“I should since you ate all my ice cream.”
Giving her his best stern look, she knew the jig was up. Their verbal dance was over and there was no more avoiding the dreaded conversation.
“So, when are you going to talk to him about it?” He moved from the table to the chair next to her.
“Come on, kid. I’ve raised you better than that. Don’t do this to him.”
Was he really going there and pulling that bullshit? “What the hell is that supposed to mean? The only thing I’m doing is protecting him from inevitable pain.”
“Seriously? Don’t pull that bullshit with me.”
Her heart pounded rapidly in her chest as her cheeks flushed with heat. “It’s not bullshit,” she said with a growl.
“Charles, I think you forget I’ve been in your shoes-“
Is he out of his fucking mind?
She didn’t even let him finish before she cut him off. “The hell you have. You think you have an idea because you were with mom, but you have absolutely no idea what it’s like to actually go through any of this.” Tears welled in her eyes as she sucked in a ragged breath and forced herself to look away.
“That’s what I wish you’d pull your head out of your ass about. Just because we aren’t the ones being cut open doesn’t mean this doesn’t affect us. We have been on this ride with you from day one, every step of the way. So, no, you don’t get to tell me how I feel—or anyone else, for that matter.”
Deep down, she knew he was right to some degree, but it still wasn’t fair for him to compare what he was feeling to what she was dealing with. Not that it was a competition to her, but he always tried to make it seem like everything was so simple and in black and white.
But it wasn’t, and she was slowly sinking to the murky grey in the middle of it all.
Always the cause of shenanigans, Vanessa is a heavily tattooed, sarcastic motorcycle enthusiast who started her career as a Jeep tech at the age of sixteen. The happily married mother of three little monsters—oops, children—lives in Kentucky by way of Las Vegas, Nevada. Once her life took a different direction—sidelined by Heart Disease at 26 and becoming a pacemaker recipient—she decided to write as a creative outlet, and Heartless was born. She realizes life can be dark clouds and acid rain at times, but her outlook on life puts a positive and sarcastic spin on it all.
Jet McAlister has a secret. Eddie Chavez has the hots for Jet (not to mention Eddie’s just plain hot). Jet has too many problems to realize that Eddie’s interested. Eddie loses patience when Jet ends her waitressing shift at a strip club with a knife at her throat. Since Eddie’s a cop, he figures he can help. Since Jet’s used to solving everyone’s problems she doesn’t want Eddie’s help.
Throw in a Dolly Parton look-alike, a gruff but lovable strip club owner, Jet’s ne’er do well father, his ne’er do well friend, Bear, Bear’s long-suffering, chain-smoking wife Lavonne and the crew from Rock Chick and you’ve got Rock Chick Rescue.
Rock Chick Rescue takes you on a wild ride with Jet, Eddie and the gang as they wrestle bad guys in a bagel shop, hit Denver’s backstreet poker tables (with big hair), and help the strippers at Smithie’s take down a would-be murderer.
Through this, Jet’s got to learn that even when life made you give up your dreams, you can still end up with the (hot) guy. Eddie’s got to rescue Jet from a bad man (so he can do better things with her) and teach her that some dreams can come true.
Abby’s review 5 stars
I have never met a Kristen Ashley book I didn’t like, and this is no exception!! Everything about her writing style makes me smile! I love the way she creates characters by just letting them be their nutty self. I feel like when I read her, she teaches me. I learn about amazing deserts, um yum there is this chocolate cake mix thing in here and then there is the cookie dough from Creed. Kristen Ashley if you ever read this, can you please write a cook book.
Not only do I learn about food, but I feel like she makes me a better writer. Forget all of the traditional rules. She teaches me about making my own and character development.
I also am slightly in love with her sense of humor.
This is one of those books where I am laughing out loud so many times that my husband is like, What?
And now let’s talk about Jet shall we?
Indy Savage is one of my favorite heroines. But let me just tell you it is a hard toss up now! Jet McAlister certainly has self confidence issues but somehow along this road she sure comes out of her shell.
She really gets ticked when someone talks about Eddie Chavez.
And we get to watch her grow. She might still be unsure of herself up until the last page, but she is learning.
Eddie Chavez is sweet, attentive and a dang good listener. Of and patient, because he sure needs to be with Jet.
This story, is sexy, original and entertaining as hell!!
Jet McAlister makes our very amazing Kick Ass Women list!!
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!).
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.
Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multi-generational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland and existed amongst the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.
Siobhan is starting her last semester at USC. After the horrific ending of the previous semester, she is determined to keep her head down, graduate, and get as far from Los Angeles and Grayson as possible. However, the best-laid plans don’t always come to fruition.
Grayson is finally ready to admit his feelings for Siobhan. Some of his secrets have been exposed, but the surface has barely been scratched. Will he lose Siobhan once and for all once his omissions and secrets are out in the open?
Neither Grayson nor Siobhan is prepared for the multitude of barriers, challenges, and danger headed their way. Once the smoke clears, will their love prevail or will it smolder in the ashes?
S.R. Watson is a Texas native who resides in Houston with her husband and four children. She is an operating room nurse who has evolved into an author of Erotica and New Adult. She grew up reading the Sweet Valley Series (Twins, High, & University) among others. Back then she would use notebook paper to create stories and cut pictures out of her mother’s JC Penney catalogs for the characters she wanted to portray. She ventured away from reading and writing stories when she left home for college to pursue her BSN and then MBA, but picked up reading again in 2012. Her love for the stories written by her favorite indie authors made her decide to pursue own dreams of writing. Her novel Forbidden Attraction (Forbidden Trilogy) is the start of this journey and she looks forward to sharing it with everyone.
When S.R. Watson is not writing, she likes to read, listen to various genres of music, make handmade natural soap, and travel. She is down to earth, loves a nice glass of wine, and is addicted to watching the television series Scandal.
From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth.
Under the bright arena lights of a rodeo show, young Avelina Belo falls for a handsome cowboy with a larger-than-life personality. After a whirlwind courtship, she happily moves away from her family in northern California and settles into married life with her cowboy on a seven-thousand-acre cattle ranch in Montana. One freak accident later, Avelina’s hopes for the future come to an end.
Nate Myers graduated from UCLA medical school at the top of his class, ready to follow in the footsteps of his father, a superstar cardiothoracic surgeon. Six years later, Nate’s career is being ruined by a malpractice suit. Questioning himself for the first time, he retreats to a Montana cattle ranch to visit his uncle and gain perspective. There, he meets a beautiful young woman named Avelina who teaches him more than he ever knew about matters of the heart
When it rains it pours right? Well that certainly is the case for Ava.
Ava has an idyllic childhood, until she doesn’t.
She has the perfect love…until she doesn’t.
And then everything changes when she meets Nate.
I ran marathons and cycled for miles, I was conditioned for stamina, yet I found myself completely out of breath in her presence.
Nate has a lot of figuring life out moments as does Ava. This is a love story, but it’s also a story about self discovery.
Joy is family, life, all of it-the big stuff and the small stuff.
Renee’ Carlino certainly knows how to make the reader go through a slew of emotions. At 16% in I was teary eyed. She can also create an incredibly vivid picture. I never knew until this book that I wanted to visit Montana, or a cowboy. This is an easy read that you can easily find yourself lounging around all day reading.
Renee’s first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven’t gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she’s a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80’s movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.
Today we’re excited to celebrate the release of Rock My Body by Michelle A. Valentine!
Rock My Body is the fourth and final book in the Black Falcon series and focuses on the Black Falcon bassist, Tyke Douglas.
About Rock My Body
Tyke Douglas is tired of being the glue that holds the hottest band in the world together. If the rest of the guys are out doing their own thing, then why shouldn’t he? He’s about to turn things up a notch and bring a whole new level of crazy into Black Falcon’s world.
Francine Mead is putting her sordid past behind her and is determined to help others overcome their demons alongside her. The first step in her new life is taking a job as an addiction counselor, where she can mentor others through their struggles. Francine never expected to be lured back into temptation when her first sexy celebrity client, Tyke Douglas walks through her door. The moment she lays eyes on him, she’s in trouble.
Both Tyke and Francine know a relationship between them would be a disaster, but with each session, things continue to heat up, making it impossible to deny the connection they share. Boundaries cross, attractions heighten and both of their willpower’s will be tested to the very limit.
Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.
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