Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fury Frayed by Melissa Haag - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Fury Frayed
Melissa Haag
(Of Fates and Furies, #1)
Publication date: January 23rd 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Megan’s temper lands her in Girderon Academy, an exclusive school founded in a town of misfit supernatural creatures. It’s the one place she should be able to fit in, but she can’t. Instead, she itches to punch the smug sheriff in his face, pull the hair from a pack of territorial blondes, and kiss the smile off the shy boy’s face. Unfortunately, she can’t do any of that, either, because humans are dying and all clues point to her.
With Megan’s temper flaring, time to find the real killer and clear her name is running out. As much as she wants to return to her own life, she needs to embrace who and what she is. It’s the only way to find and punish the creature responsible.



EXCERPT:
“WHAT WAS THAT FOR?” HE ASKED. ANGER HAD WIPED OUT ANY HINT OF MOCKING CURIOSITY FROM HIS TONE.
I COULD ALSO FEEL THE THROB IN MY FIST. HE HAD A HARD NOSE.
“TO SEE IF YOU WERE REAL.”
“MOST PEOPLE PINCH.” HE SOUNDED A BIT MORE NASALLY THAN HE HAD BEFORE.
MY IMAGINATION WAS SURE GOOD AT ADDING THE LITTLE DETAILS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS ALL FEEL REAL. I DIDN’T LET IT DISTRACT ME FROM THE MOMENT, THOUGH.
“MOST PEOPLE DON’T WALK AROUND IN SOMEONE ELSE’S BACKYARD WHILE BUTT NAKED.” NOT THAT I ACTUALLY MINDED THAT PART. HIS BICEPS WERE CLEARLY DEFINED, AND HIS THIGHS WERE THICKER THAN MY HEAD. REALIZING WHERE MY GAZE HAD WANDERED, I QUICKLY LOOKED UP AGAIN.
HE SHOOK HIS HEAD AND RELEASED MY WRIST.
“WHERE WERE YOU GOING?” HE ASKED.
“TO TOWN. DO YOU OWN PANTS?”
“IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU STAYED HERE.”
“FOR WHO?”
“YOU.”
“STAY IN A HOUSE WHERE A GUY SHOWS UP NAKED IN THE BACKYARD? YEAH, THAT’S NOT SOUNDING LIKE A GOOD OPTION.”
“IT’S THE SAFEST ONE.”
“OF COURSE, YOU WOULD THINK THAT. BUT SINCE THIS IS MY DREAM, I’M GOING TO SEE HOW MANY MORE NAKED MEN ARE FROLICKING AROUND THIS PLACE.”
HE STAYED QUIET FOR A MOMENT, STUDYING ME. I WAS JUST ABOUT TO TURN AND WALK TO THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE WHEN HE SPOKE AGAIN.
“THE PEOPLE IN THIS TOWN ARE GOING TO EAT YOU UP AND SPIT YOU OUT.”
WITHOUT WARNING, HE SCOOPED ME UP AND WALKED INTO THE HOUSE WITH ME. IN THE LIGHT OF THE KITCHEN, I STUDIED HIS FACE. HE LOOKED MAD, HIS JAW HARD AND A FROWN TUGGING HIS LIPS. VERY NICE LIPS. HIGH CHEEKBONES AND A STRONG NOSE. HIS GAZE FLICKED DOWN TO ME JUST BEFORE HE STARTED UP THE STAIRS. DEEP BLUE EYES. I HAD AMAZING TASTE IN DREAM MEN.
WHEN HE TURNED TO MY ROOM, MY HEART SKIPPED A BEAT. WAS I REALLY GOING TO DREAM THIS? A NAKED MAN CARRYING ME TO BED? I KNEW WHERE THIS WAS HEADED.


Author Bio:
I love writing paranormal and fantasy romance stories. After finishing up the Judgement of the Six series, I thought I was ready to trade in my broody shifter males for something bit more mythological. Wouldn’t you know it…a few shifters snuck in! But, I managed a healthy selection of other creatures that made this series truly unique for me.
Writing characters with realistic motivations in a fantasy world is always fun. Fury Frayed was no exception. I laughed so many times while writing the first draft and again during the editing process. I hope you enjoy reading it just as much as I enjoyed writing it!


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For This Moment by Holly Bush - Cover Reveal + Giveaway


For This Moment
by Holly Bush


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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:

For This Moment

1871 Born to privilege and duty, Olivia Gentry comes of age as women begin to find their social 
and political independence. The youngest child, and only daughter, of a successful Virginia horse
breeding family, she has been raised and educated to carry on the family business with her brothers. 
Having been deceived in love as a young woman and unsure of her instincts, she is wary to commit 
to a marriage, but she cannot deny her long-buried feelings for a family friend.

Jim Somerset has been in love with Olivia Gentry from the moment she gazed up at him 
as a young girl. A farrier by trade like his father before him, he and his business’s future are 
inexorably entwined with the Gentry family. He has watched her be courted by statesmen, 
and considers her and her goals out of the reach of a common workman.  
But he is fearful that he will never purge Olivia from his mind and his heart. 
Has the moment come for him to reveal his passions for her? Find out in the third installment 
of the Gentrys of Paradise.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Holly Bush writes historical romance set in the U.S.in the late 1800’s, 
in Victorian England, and and occasional Women’s Fiction title. 
Her books are described as emotional, with heartfelt, sexy romance. 
She makes her home with her husband in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  
Connect with Holly at www.hollybushbooks.com and on Twitter @hollybushbooks 
and on Facebook at Holly Bush (https://www.facebook.com/hollybushbooks/)

Links:
@hollybushbooks

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Holly will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner 
via rafflecopter during the tour.

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No Ordinary Girl by Cheryl Elaine - Book Blitz + Giveaway




No Ordinary Girl
What started out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turned into a nightmare. Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters - the worst creatures mankind has ever produced - she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a single sound.
The game-keepers force everyone to play. They deliver torment and pain in equal measure. Every hunter has their own agenda and reasons to maim and torture.
Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him. Can he stop the vile sadists before they damage more young girls, as well as his own daughter?
Aimee’s ordeal within the compound brings her to the conclusion that she’s no ordinary girl. But can she hang onto her sanity long enough to escape? And will she find a different way to play?
This crime thriller will keep you riveted. It’s no ordinary story.
Please note: contains graphic content.
Purchase from Amazon  - http://amzn.to/2sjxG2k


Author Interview


1.   What is the first book that made you cry?

Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews

2.   How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
Roughly 9 to 12 months

3.   How do you select the names of your characters?
 I’ve already visualized what they look like and the name just happens. 

4.   What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
 A bear

5.   What are your top 5 favorite movies?
The Hills have eyes, wrong turn, practically anything with a hillbillies, silence of the lambs, under world, and Zoolander

6.   If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
The bra would come off forever, haha

7.   What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life? 
Alice in wonderland, to escape into a magical place with the strange and the wonderful.

8.    Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
 To be true to yourself and follow your dreams!

9.   What book do you wish you had written?
The magic cottage by James Herbert

10.  Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself! :)
1.    I have a dog named Lola that features in my novel. 
2, I have a weird phobia of belly buttons.
3, I have an unhealthy addiction to Texas barbecue Pringles.
4, I once had a pet worm called Wilma.
5, I am double jointed.
6, I live England, but was born in Germany and married an Irish guy.
7,I like to get my dancing feet on after a few vodka’s.
8, I like the dark.
9, I love horror films.
10, I enjoy snorkeling in the ocean.

           
  

Author bio 

Cheryl Elaine was born in Germany but moved to Northern Ireland as a young child. She then moved to Yorkshire where she spent most of her childhood and this is where she currently resides with her husband and 3 daughters. 

Cheryl Elaine is an avid reader and enjoys watching horror movies - the more gruesome the better! She enjoys travelling and socialising but also loves spending time at home with her family and her ever expanding menagerie which currently includes 2 dogs, a budgie, 2 fish and a rat called Rocky!

Twitter - @CherylElaine15
Insta  - cherylelaine15

Giveaway – Win 1 of 3 x Signed copies of No Ordinary Girl (Open Internationall)