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Thursday, August 21, 2014

TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Lieutenant Henry Gallant by H Peter Alesso

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In an era of genetic engineering, Lieutenant Henry Gallant is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. Many of his superiors, including rival Anton Neumann, have expressed concern he is not up to the challenge. However, his unique mental abilities have proven essential to the defense of the United Planets in its fight against the Titan invaders. Serving on the first FTL prototype, the Intrepid, on its maiden voyage to Tau Ceti, Gallant finds a lost colony on the planet Elysium. Cyrus Wolfe and his son, manipulate planet politics against the democratic opposition led by James Hepburn and his granddaughter Alaina. Wolfe has allied himself with an ancient Artificial Intelligence which had lain dormant on the planet for millennia, but is now willing to protect the colonists against the Titans. With Alaina’s help, Gallant discovers the ancient AI has a sinister ulterior motive and he matches his unique and exceptional mind against the complexity of machine intelligence to escape the ultimate trap and prevent the extermination of humanity. In Lieutenant Henry Gallant, one man pits the naked human mind against the perspicacity of machine intelligence.

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Book Reviews for Volume 1: Past Reviews of the first volume: Midshipman Henry Galant @2013 "The author has created a wonderful piece of work with his first novel in the Henry Gallant Saga. Between Henry Gallant beginning his new life on the United Planets' battle cruiser Repulse and trying to save the world the author has came up with it all. Henry Gallant is an admirable character with many wonderful features such as courage, intelligence, humility, kindness and special powers. ... the odds stacked against him pretty high. But maybe through it all, Kelsey will see the remarkable things about him." Ashley Patts, Teenage Rush teenagerush.blogspot.com "This story moves along at a swift pace, with interesting character development and plot surprises. The characters are complete and engaging. This could develop into a good series." Rae "Its style and flavor reminded me of The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell." - JJH "Space Opera at its finest. Rousing read, introverted young man against impossible odds, a girl to win or lose, an enemy or is he? Way too much fun...can't wait for the next one." - vrzepka

ABOUT H. PETER ALESSO

pete2As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of computer scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of seven books.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOOK #TOUR and #GIVEAWAY: What If It's Love by Alix Nichols

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“Exceptionally entertaining.” -- 5 stars, Readers’ Favorite “Stunning, beautifully written romance” -- 5 stars, Amazon reviewer “I loved the relationship between Lena and Rob. What begins as a slow simmer quickly becomes molten between the two of them.” -- 5 stars, Amazon reviewer >>> Can a Paris bistro heal a broken heart? Charm, wit and poignancy abound in this gripping contemporary romance. Introverted heiress Lena moves to Paris to nurse old wounds reopened by her neglectful boyfriend. Enter Rob, a charismatic and handsome Frenchman who waits tables at La Bohème -- a café on Lena’s street -- and has big dreams. He makes her laugh and forget her insecurities. She stirs something infinitely tender in his soul. Before they know it, they’ve fallen for each other, even though both had good reasons to fight the budding love. But their passionate romance is cut short when she discovers his dirty secret... *** WHAT IF IT’S LOVE? is the first book in the “Bistro La Bohème” series. >>> Is the “Bistro La Bohème” series for you? If you’ve enjoyed “Amelie” and “Friends” and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give this series a try. It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who work or frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong. Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong. *** The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.  

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I am an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy/Colin Firth fan. I released my first book at the age of six. It had six postcard-size pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. The book was titled “Eliza and Robert” and had atrocious mistakes in every single word. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally. I remember being immensely proud of my creation. Turns out there’s a remarkable constancy to my life: decades later, I still love the name Robert and the genre romance. As for my spelling and grammar, they are only marginally better than at age six (thank God for editors!). I live and work in Paris, France. When not writing, I read romance (what else?) and spend time with my family. Sign up to Alix Nichols's monthly Newsletter to get notified of new releases and offers, and receive a free ebook "Bistro La Bohème Cookbook: Quick and Easy French Recipes" (http://www.alixnichols.com/sign-me-up)
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#FREE:August 20-22: Dream Killers by SM Blooding

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DK S1 3D Box Set 2The Sea of Dreams spat me out with no memories, no idea of who I was or what my purpose might be. When Captain Bo, dream killer extraordinaire, arrived, I took a chance to explore. On the road of discovery, I tripped upon dreamplanes floating dead in a graveyard, scared children attempting to survive their dreams turned nightmare, strange guardians, rogue Dreamlanders, and ships with hearts of silver. I learned more about Dreamland than I ever thought possible. But people are dying. They’re disappearing. Dreamland is twisting, shifting, ripping. I don’t know how best to help, how to save those I’ve met, who have wormed their way into my heart. If only I knew who I was, what I’d been born to do. Then I found out. I know who I am. I wish I didn’t. Dream Killers is geared for fans of Once Upon a Time. The first season (Spring 2014) consists of 3 novellas called episodes. It follows River as he discovers who he is and his role in Dreamland. Dream Killers is to Dreamland Stories what Agents of Shield is to the Marvel movies. Dreamland is an intense, rich, fascinating world with lots going on. If you like fairy tales, are looking for something new,try this one.

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SM “Frankie” Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Jack the Bird. Jack has refused to let her to take up the piano again, but is warming to the guitar. It might help that Frankie has learned more than two strings. She’s added a few more Arabic words to her vocabulary, but don’t invite her into conversation yet—unless, of course, you're willing to have a very . . . slow . . . conversation. She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories. She’s also an investigator with a local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Just A Night #erotica collection





Tara Brown - The Club

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That’s what Hannah Edwards was always told.
When her divorce finalizes on the same day her ex husband reveals he has a baby on the way with his new fiancé, Hannah feels like life just can’t get any worse.
But it can always get worse.
So in a moment of drunken foolishness and desperation, she accepts an invitation to The Club. Completely unaware of what it is or what to expect, she braces herself for a swinger party.
But what she finds is so much more intense, so much more raw and underground.
The Club isn’t at all what she expected to find, or enjoy.


Stephanie Nelson - Like a Bird


When Krista White’s best friend gets tickets to see Ashes—the hottest band around—it’s just the beginning of a very wild night. Picked by Ashes security guard as a possible groupie, Krista is ushered backstage and comes face to face with her celebrity crush—Tyler Campbell. When Tyler invites her up to his hotel room, it’s with the understanding that come tomorrow, his tour bus is leaving. Krista knows she’ll be just another notch on his bedpost, but how can a girl turn down the lead singer of her favorite band? 


J.M. Walker - One


When Mimi Reynolds meets gorgeous multi-millionaire, Bryce Owens, she never expects what he has in store for her. Drinks and dancing turn into heavy seduction and neither can control themselves. After a messy divorce, Bryce needs a night out. Hot. Messy. Fun. He has to have Mimi. He depends on her to take away the pain. To forget that heartache. Passion and lust ensnares them, wrapping them in an unyielding need of desire. But is one night truly enough? 


LP Dover - What He Wants


Melissa Ashford vows to herself to enjoy her newfound freedom by living life to the fullest after leaving her cheating ex-husband behind. A night out on the town with her friends is just the beginning of her fun. The last thing she wants is to think about men … that is until her eyes land on the mysterious gentleman in the expensive gray suit, which matched the color of his seductively hypnotic gaze. Even as other women parade around in front of him, he watches her and only her. To him, she was the only one who existed … she was the only one he wanted.



Melissa Lummis - Exquisite Folly 


Emily is driven by one thing: her determination to make up for a pivotal, crushing mistake. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t let go of the past, much less let herself be happy. 
Mike’s picture-perfect world has been shattered. Now he’s struggling to pick up the pieces. Nothing makes sense and around every corner a landmine from his past destroys any hope of starting over.
When these two broken souls reach out to each other for comfort, neither intends for it to go so far, or so deep. Can they learn to live and love again, even if it’s for just one night?


Lili Von - Tender Forces 


Cassidy Barron’s divorce is final and now she’s poised to start a new life a continent away. But before she can pack up her home and her life, she’s promised her brother they’ll reunite with old friends for a Civil War reenactment. Cassidy shouldn’t be surprised to see Ty Markson in the truck when her brother picks her up. She’s always had a slight crush on the dark, broody commander of their group of living historians. Repressed sexual desires surge to the forefront and it’s all Cassidy can do to play the part of a demure Southern Lady. What she doesn’t know is that Ty has plans for her and those plans are anything but gentlemanly.


Emma D. Fallon - More than Words


Caroline's failed marriage wasn't her fault--the blame for that falls squarely on her neglectful, cheating husband--but she still has to deal with the fall-out, including her embarrassed family and all the men who now think she's hot-to-trot. When the offer of a beach vacation comes her way, she jumps at it: two weeks by herself in the sun and sand is just what she needs.
Meeting a handsome soldier who's about to go overseas isn't in her plans, but Caroline is drawn to Tom as soon as she sees him. In his arms, she learns more about passion than she could ever imagine. Just one night with him will change her forever.



CG Powell - Hooked


She was the girl who sat in the back of the class room. He was the high school crush who broke her heart. But six years after graduation, a chance meeting at the annual fishing rodeo leaves Renee torn between payback and the love she has always wished for. Can Mike make up for the long-ago mistake and win the heart of the girl he once wronged?

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 One determined Journalist…. Freelance journalist, Genevieve Parker, has just been handed the biggest story of her career. But there’s one problem…Going undercover as a submissive in one of the most exclusive BDSM clubs in the world was more than she bargained for. But that’s nothing compared to the man she meets there. Andreas Contos. Her assignment. Gorgeous. Powerful. Mysterious. Genevieve is fascinated…intrigued. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before sexually really have to do with writing her exposé? Feeling confused and overwhelmed, every instinct tells her to run before her professional facade comes crashing down…before she has to choose between obligation and desire.... One elusive billionaire… Greek billionaire, Andreas Contos, is more than he seems. Between the powerful company he keeps and the secrets that lurk behind closed doors, trusting anyone is out of the question – especially the lush and sensual woman he just met. But there is something different about Genevieve – a guarded nature he’s anxious to penetrate. Unable to resist her, Andreas proceeds in taking her under his wing for the night to show her his world – a world of exquisite pleasure. As the two of them get deeper in exploring the eroticism of mind and body, danger watches them from the shadows….

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Bella Ross wrote her first book (a novel) at eighteen a la Jackie Collins. But back then, unbeknownst to her, life was about to take her on a detour. As she set off on her new course, her dream of writing took a backseat. But after many years of worldly pursuits, the urge to write returned. With her love of travel, it is no surprise that her ‘Wanderlust Series’ & ‘Club Pluto Series’ take place in glamorous capitals or exotic locales around the world. Its the perfect backdrop/setting for her characters to explore and indulge their lusts and passions, loves and desires. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, or gallivanting all over seeking new inspiration, or people watching while enjoying a latte at Starbucks and jotting down ideas. She loves to hear from readers and looks forward to interacting through her social media channels. So stop by and say hi!

Friday, August 15, 2014

REVIEW: Dynamic Women of the Bible by Ruth Tucker

Title: Dynamic Women of the Bible
Series: none
Author:  Ruth Tucker
Published Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Baker Books
Format: ebook
Pages: 316
ISBN: 9780801016103
Genre: bible stories
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Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis: Though we often focus more on the male heroes and villains in the Bible, the pages of Scripture are brimming with women who are edgy, strong willed, and controversial. Far from the stereotype of sweet and submissive, many women of the Bible steal the show despite being cast in the supporting roles. What parts did these women have in the vast family of God? What challenges did they face that we face even today? And what can we learn from them if we allow them to be the three-dimensional people they really were?

In Dynamic Women of the Bible, the lives of more than fifty biblical women are summoned from their graves to live again by the author who brought you The Biographical Bible. Scripture references, biographical profiles, sidebars (featuring twenty additional women of the Bible), discussion questions, and life applications make this book perfect for small groups, Bible studies, book clubs, and personal reading.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When I got this book, I'm not sure what expectations I had for it, but I was disappointed at times. Perhaps more scholarly information, less theorizing. More concrete proof, less assumptions. There are over 50 women here that the author delves into, with the same format. The author introduces the story they are in, then theorizes how she thinks they may have acted, thought, and spoken. The whys behind their actions in the Bible.
It lends to an interesting sort of daydreaming, but didn't give me any of the meat that I was hoping for.

REVIEW: Sweet Girl by Cristin Harber

Title: Sweet Girl
Series: Titan #1.5
Author:  Cristin Harber
Published Date: July 7, 2014
Publisher: Mill Creek Press
Format: ebook
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780991647439
Genre: romance
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Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Synopsis: A SWEET GIRL
Nicola Hart grew up under the heels of her older brother and his best friend, Cash Garrison. Years of ignoring the spark between her and Cash didn't keep their attraction from turning into a slow burn. Just shy of her twentieth birthday, Nicola needs to know: he wants her or he doesn't.

HE CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM
She's his best friend's little sister. The definition of hands off. Cash has tried to ignore her for years. Instead, he's looked at every pretty little thing who's crossed his path, all to ignore the girl he seems destined to want. But when half the school is interested in Nicola, it's time to stake a claim and hold the hand of the one he really loves.

Sweet Girl is the novel length prequel to best-selling Garrison's Creed. Before Cash and Nicola can fall in love forever, they have to suffer through their first love.

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.
I fell in love with the Titan series as they went through one of the tour companies I review for. When I saw I could get the back-story of Cash and Nicola, I jumped at it. I loved the final romance between Nicola and Cash, and I knew I would love the back story romance between them.
The author does such an incredible job of writing her stories, making it possible for you to absolutely love the alpha males, the strong women, and the kick-ass action. This book brings us into the back story of Cash and Nicola, when the romance between them first started, the college romance.
Even though I knew what would happen from the very beginning, the end of the story made me bawl. Oh Cash....and poor Nicola. Thank God they get back together!
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