Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cover Reveal: Touch Me Not by Apryl Baker

TOUCH ME NOT, a New Adult Romance by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Apryl Baker, releases this September through Limitless Publishing!

 ✰ ✰ SYNOPSIS ✰ 
A past tragedy has left Lily James burdened with a devastating secret…

Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.

Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…

Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.

But Lily raises the stakes…

Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.

In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation.

If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? 
Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?

So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.

Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Our Little Secret Social Media Blitz Signups

My social media manager is organizing a social media blitz for Our Little Secret. It will run during my release week, which is September 15th-September 20th. No blog needed. We are looking for people to share teaser images (that we'll provide) on any social media platform you'd like. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. It's completely up to you.

If you'd like to help me spread the word about my release, you can sign up here.

Thanks! <3

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hot Pink in the City by Medeia Sharif

HOT PINK IN THE CITY, Prizm Books/Torquere Press
Release Date: August 19, 2015
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Asma Bashir wants two things: a summer fling and her favorite '80s songs. During a trip to New York City to stay with relatives, she messes up in her pursuit of both. She loses track of the hunk she met on her airplane ride, and she does the most terrible thing she could possibly do to her strict uncle... ruin his most prized possession, a rare cassette tape.

A wild goose chase around Manhattan and Brooklyn to find a replacement tape yields many adventures -- blackmail, theft, a chance to be a TV star, and so much more. Amid all this turmoil, Asma just might be able to find her crush in the busiest, most exciting city in the world.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Our Little Secret is Available for Pre-Order!

I'm so excited to share that Our Little Secret is now up for pre-order. And it's only $3.99! Reserve your copy today so you have it on September 15th!

“Is there a difference between a secret and a lie?”

Becca Daniels needs a passing math grade…but what she wants is to spend more time with Toby Michaels. 

The only problem is Toby is her best friend’s twin, and Tori has a very firm “no dating the brother” policy. 

But Becca’s grade has hit rock bottom and she needs a tutor. It just so happens that Toby is a math genius and more than happy to help—lucky her! Working so closely with the handsome, popular Toby, Becca can’t hide her attraction, and it soon becomes obvious he feels the same way. 

Becca doesn’t want to lose her best friend, but she isn’t willing to give up Toby either. 

At first, sneaking around is fun, stealing kisses right under Tori’s nose. But things take an ugly turn when Toby’s ex-girlfriend Meredith catches them together. Meredith demands Toby take her back and restore her reputation, or she’ll tell Tori their secret. Do they dare tell Tori the truth? Or would that just make things worse? 

Surrounded by secrets and knee-deep in deception, something has to give… 

How far is Meredith willing to go to keep Toby and Becca apart? 

And how much is Becca willing to risk to keep… 

Our Little Secret?

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Bittersweet by Jennifer Labelle



Bitter Sweet by Author Jennifer Labelle is available on Amazon!

Well, Today I’m delighted to introduce you to Jenna Baker and Brady Connolly from Bittersweet.
Jennifer: Good morning to you both, it’s nice to see you visiting us again.
Brady: Mornin’
Jenna: Good morning, Jennifer. It’s great to be back. We’re back in Canada to help my parents finalize everything before the move. Their moving to Dublin to be closer to us, and we couldn’t be happier, especially Jayden. We missed them.
Jennifer: I bet, that’s wonderful news. Speaking of Jayden, how is he coping with all of the changes? He must miss his father.
Jenna: He does, *fans face* it’s just too bad Tyler won’t come around.
Brady: T’is his loss, love. I’d luv te clatter im in the jaw fer hurtin’ the two o’ye.
Jenna: Can you see why I love this man so much? That’s part of the reason we’re here as well. I was hoping to see Tyler before we head back to gain some closure. *Jenna looks at Brady lovingly and caresses the side of his face* just me and Jayden for now to give him one more shot to make amends. I owe Jayden at least that much I think. Tyler is his father after all. Jayden loves Ireland though. In fact, he already has Brady’s parents wrapped around his little finger. Although, Shelby certainly gives him some competition in that department, she’s only a few months old and she already knows how to charm people.
Brady: O’ course. She’s just like her ol’ man. As fer Tyler, I can give ye space te do tha’ if ye need it but, swear to Christ Jenna the gobshite better give ye fair play.
Jennifer: Yes well… *clears throat and opts for a subject change*
Your daughter is definitely a chip off the old block. I never got to properly congratulate the two of you. Shelby is so precious.
Jenna: Thank you, she is isn’t she.
Brady: A beauty like ‘er Ma.
Jennifer: Definitely, so tell me, Jenna, how does it feel to have your story finally told? Yours is a unique one.
Jenna: That it is. I think you did a great job with it, and Brady was the best part. Although, I blush every time I get to the intimate parts. Sam gets a kick out of it, and makes sure to tease me. God love her.
Brady: *Leans down to capture a kiss from Jenna.* We’ve got a lot te thank her for. If it wasn’t fer Sam’s meddilin’ ways we might’ve never met.
Jennifer: How are Sam and Caleb?
Jenna: They’re doing great. They’re expecting their first child this spring. A little girl so Shelby will soon have a playmate to enjoy. Hopefully they’ll be the best of friends like Sam and I are, and Brady and Caleb.
Jennifer: I’ll have to congratulate her the next time I see her then. Poor Jayden’s going to be outnumbered. Have you both thought about having any more children in the future to try for another boy?
Brady: Oh yeah.
Jenna: Maybe one day, but I just had Shelby and having another one isn’t on my list of priorities at the moment. *chuckles* I want to enjoy Brady, Jayden, our daughter a little while more first, and maybe when my mind forgets how painful childbirth was, then maybe we can talk. Oh lord…
Jennifer: Uh oh, here why don’t you take a little tissue. *Hands Jenna the Kleenex box.*
Jenna: I’m afraid I’m going to have cut this short and go change. I’m so embarrassed. My breasts usually don’t leak unless Shelby gets fussy. 
Brady: *Chuckles* well, love, I think I hear her now.
*Baby cries in the background, there’s a knock at the door.* Jenna’s mother, Delilah, enters: Sorry Jenna but this little girl is hungry. *Shelby wails as Jenna reaches for her.*
Jennifer: I understand. I’d like to thank you both for joining me today. It was a pleasure to write the book and I loved catching up. Take care of yourselves and if I’m ever vacationing in Dublin I’ll be sure to stop in to say hi.
Jenna: Oh please do.
Brady: *extends his hand to shake* Thank ye.
If you all liked this interview, and would like a one of a kind erotic contemporary romance to keep you company then may I suggest checking out, Bittersweet. I’d like to thank Jenna and Brady for their time, and for sharing their experience with all of us.
Please enjoy the blurb below, an excerpt, and a review snippet.

An accident on a rain-slicked highway leaves Jenna Baker alone… 

Jenna is scarred, confused and vulnerable after surviving an accident that took her husband’s life. After a year of mourning Tyler and struggling to raise their son on her own, Jenna’s best friend whisks her off to fulfill her lifelong dream of visiting Ireland. She never dreamed her trip would include a self-appointed tour guide in the form of a sexy Irishman with piercing blue eyes and a smile that promises to fill her empty heart. 

Brady Connelly is irresistibly drawn to the lovely, broken Yank… 

As the weeks pass, Brady comforts and supports Jenna, convincing her to live and chase her dreams. His attraction to her grows and their chemistry ignites, but Jenna isn’t sure she’s truly ready to move on. How can he convince her to release the past and take a leap of faith…with him? 

The impossible happens, and Jenna’s world is thrown into chaos… 

Tyler is alive and re-enters Jenna’s life, burdened with guilty secrets. Jenna knows she has to try to make things work between them, if only for their son’s sake, but she’s blessed—or cursed—with vivid visions of Brady. The visions begin to consume her and leave her questioning her sanity and the bittersweet nature of her marriage. 

Jenna’s dreams of Brady become her lifeline as she questions the boundaries of fantasy and reality. 

Is her one hope for happiness waiting for her somewhere across the sea? 

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Reviews:  “First, let me say that when I read the blurb of this novel the first thing I thought was that this could either be really great or really depressing.  It was definitely GREAT!!  The main and supporting characters were solid, and you will either love them or hate them (okay, loathe is probably the better word there).  The ending was satisfying and worth the emotional ride that this novel brings us through.
 I give this novel 5 stars for it’s ambitious and successful telling of this woman’s life-altering trials and happily ever after!” ~The TBR Pile - http://thetbrpile.weebly.com/reviews/giveaway-bittersweet-by-jennifer-labelle~


After mingling a little, the partygoers drifted outside to the yard, and Jenna leaned against one of the large French doors connected to the house while Sam went to fill her plate with goodies. She took a sip of wine and smiled when their host seated the
guest of honor in the middle of the crowd and tapped his glass to gather everyone’s attention.

“We’re here to celebrate the love of me life. Sarah blessed this ol’ heart years ago, and I thank God for her every day. May we drink to celebrate, get drunk to fall asleep, because when we fall we commit no sin, an’ when we commit no sin, we go to heaven. But, before we continue on I’ve got a li’l somethin’…” Cian reached inside his pocket and withdrew the small box with Sarah’s gift. She gasped the moment she laid eyes on the delicate pair of earrings and laughed and cried joyously when he put them on her.

Jenna smiled wide and wiped a tear of her own when Cian began his speech again. “May God grant us both many years to go on, for sure he must be knowin’ the earth has angels all too few. Slainte chuig na fir, agus go mairfidh na mna go deo. An’ for those who don’t know what I be sayin’…” He held his drink high. “Health to the men, and may the women live forever! I love ye.”

Cheers and whistles erupted, and that might have been why she hadn’t seen him approach until the last second. “The ol’ man sure has a way with words.”

“I think it’s beautiful.” Jenna smiled and turned to face the good-looking stranger. “If only we were all that lucky.” She tipped her drink toward the kissing older couple and then took a sip while she watched him from above the rim. Whoever he was,
he was tall, slender, and very pleasing to the eye with his short, tousled dirty-blonde hair and sparkling green eyes. She instantly liked him.

“Aye, if only,” he agreed. “The name’s Callum, and ’tis always a pleasure to meet such a lovely bird.”

“Oh you definitely have to be related to our hosts. I’ve never met a bunch of men with such flirtatious charm. Or maybe it’s just the Irish in general.” She giggled, “Whatever it is, it’s quite refreshing.”

“Oh, well I’m glad ye think so.” He winked.

★★ Meet the Author ★★
Jennifer Labelle

Jennifer Labelle resides in Canada with her husband and three beautiful children. After her third child she became a stay at home mom. In her busy household Jennifer likes to spend her down time engrossed in the stories that she creates. She is an active reader of romance (especially historical), mystery and anything paranormal. With an education in Addictions work she's decided to take a less stressful approach in life and hopes that you enjoy, as she shares some of her imagination with all of you.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Our Little Secret Cover Reveal

Is there a difference between a secret and a lie?

I'm so excited to share the cover of my upcoming young adult contemporary romance Our Little Secret. The book will be available on September 15, 2015, so release day is right around the corner. For now, check out my amazing cover
and blurb:

OurLittleSecret_ebook copy 

Becca Daniels needs to get a passing grade in Trig. Becca Daniels wants to spend more time with her best friend Tori’s twin brother Toby. What she has is a brain that refuses to understand math and a best friend with a strict “No dating the brother” rule. When her grade hits rock bottom, Becca has no choice but to get a tutor. Lucky for her, Toby is a math genius and more than willing to help her out. Turns out Becca isn’t the only one who hates Tori’s dating rule. What starts out as an innocent tutoring session quickly evolves into late night texts and hidden kisses. But the closer Becca gets to Toby, the greater the risk that she’ll lose her best friend. When their secret relationship threatens to destroy more than just her friendship with Tori, Becca will have to figure out how much she’s willing to risk to keep the guy of her dreams. 

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 And the back of the book is just as pretty as the front. Check it out:

OurLittleSecret_jacket copy

I can't wait for you all to read Becca and Toby's story on September 15th!