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***** Winners from The Samantha Chase Blog Blitz

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Day 1 Winner of Book Bundle Wait For Me/ Trust In MeAndieLovesBooks
Day 2 Winner of Book Bundle Stay With Me/ More of MeLisa D
Day 3 Winner of Book #4 Return to You – Erika G.
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Winner of Book #5 Meant For YouLeslie S.
Day 4 Coffee With Post – Readers Choice (A Montgomery Series Book or The Shaugnessy Book) Winner Cheryl Hastings
Day 5 Made for UsKeri

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Cover & Teaser for The Tentacle Affaire by Jeanne Adams

We can’t wait much longer!! A few more days!! 

 

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She doesn’t believe in magic.

When human Slip Traveler Cait Brennan’s routine mission to retrieve a lost interstellar pet goes FUBAR, she ends up hip-deep in a plot to kill five US Senators that puts Earth’s entire population at risk.  If she can’t uncover who’s behind the conspiracy and keep her alien employers a secret, she’ll be terminated—permanently.

 

He doesn’t believe in aliens.

 

Haunted by a devastating failure in another city, magical Adept Enforcer Aiden Bayliss is relentless in protecting the DC area from dark entities.  He’ll destroy the powerful force that’s taking out key politicians, whoever—or whatever—it is.  And, in spite of the white-hot attraction sizzling between them, his main suspect is one curvy mystery named Cait.

 

With everything Aiden believes in question, and Cait squared off against a deadly assassin, both must choose.   Uphold their oaths and lose each other forever, or stand together and die.

 

AUTHOR BIO:

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Although Jeanne Adams likes calling North Carolina home, she lives in DC, where The Tentacle Affaire is set, and often jogs on the C&O towpath with her dogs.  Her favorite holiday is Halloween.  She starts planning the annual yard decor on November 1.  Alas, in this case however, the
“Adams Family” – one husband, two sons and three dogs – is all bark and no bite. 

On another spooky note, Jeanne used to work in the funeral and cemetery business, and knows a thing or two about getting rid of the body….bwhahahah!  (She even teaches classes about it to other writers!)

Jeanne has written suspense novels for Kensington/Zebra Publishing since 2007.  THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE is her first urban fantasy/romance.

She loves hearing from readers, so find her at www.JeanneAdams.com or on twitter @JeanneAdams or
on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JeanneAdamsAuthor

Bring on the Heat (The Boys of Summer) by Katie Rose

This all-American story delivers heat with a lot of sizzle! Working for crazy Socialite Lydia Logan has its perks. When Lydia decides to head out of town once again to party she fears her grandfather will cut her off if he finds out she’s not out there trying to work hard and help contribute to the family fortune.  Once again she shirking her responsibilities to her community to schmooze and contribute to another wonderful charity – a black tie cocktail event with a fashion show. She offers her house sitter Darcy Hamilton the chance to attend the charity event with her invite since the Sonics Baseball team will be there. This charity event is a dream come true for Darcy, she’s been a fan of the Sonics since she was a little girl. It’s when she meets Chase Westbrook, pitcher for her beloved Sonics that her troubles begin.

What started out as a simple invite to attend a gala with Lydia’s blessing turns into an unintentional web of deceit and lies.  After all when Darcy left to go to Dubai to visit a prince she told Darcy she could take her appointment at the hairdresser and borrow an outfit for a fundraiser. This story is enchanting and like any good Cinderella story starts out with our beloved heroine needing a dress, complete makeover including shoes in order to attend the royal ball.  The Sonics of New Jersey are Major League Baseball royalty to Darcy. It’s at this Gala where Darcy meets the man of her dreams or in this case the sports icon she worships. Finally noticed by every man who walks by her because of the make-up, hair extensions and designer clothes, Darcy is enjoying the sudden attention.  Sounds great to me! What’s even better is that Darcy, unlike Lydia is book smart and truly devoted to Baseball. Those differences have some people wondering just who Lydia Logan really is.  Is she a closet intellectual genius or what the paparazzi report; a man-eater and party girl?

When the fundraiser ends and Darcy wakes up barely dressed in Chase’s apartment the morning after in a foggy, hung-over state, she panics and bolts.  Unfortunately she forgets something at Chase’s apartment and thus begins the charade of Darcy being Lydia Logan. Now the race is on to get them back so she can end the charade of Darcy being Logan and stop the game of unintentional lies.  It’s nice to see Darcy have remorse and want to tell Chase the truth as I the reader keep  screaming “stop interrupting her and listen to her.”  However, Chase can’t hear her and clearly doesn’t want to hear what he sees as inconsistencies. First and most obvious her interest and knowledge of Baseball and the compassion she has when a tragedy strikes his family. If only he knew how Darcy really felt he’d realize that his sixth sense was correct. They both need to come to terms with who they really are and what it is they are looking for.

This book is an enjoyable and easy read. It combines my love of baseball and a hot summer romance. It’s nice to see two characters realize how much they need each other. To Darcy’s credit she does try to confess her secret on each date to Chase but he never lets her get the words out.  The truth seems to be more difficult to admit as she grows more accustomed to Lydia’s lifestyle than her own.  This story from the first pitch to the last is fantastic.  Head out to the ballpark for a SONICs game to watch a hot pitcher play a great game of baseball.

The Man Test Blog Blitz

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The Man Test by Amanda Askel takes a hardcore look at men and relationships. It asks the big question, will all men cheat? Marin Johns is a couples therapist and believes there is someone for everyone. While at a bachelorette party in Las Vegas, NV for her best friends younger sister she decides to leave the party early and go home.  Marin misses her fiancé and wants to get back to be with him and start her own future.  Upon her return she discovers she’s been betrayed and calls off her wedding.

After her fiancé does the unthinkable she comes across a book that declares all men are cheaters and decides to put her next boyfriend to the test.  Unfortunately when Marin decides to put the next man to the test she gets more than she bargained for. James, a simple guy from Montana is nothing like her previous boyfriends. While trying to put the pieces back together she uncovers some hard truths about herself and her past relationships. Can she salvage her relationship with her judgemental brother while overcoming her assumption that all men are cheaters? Just because a book says that all men will cheat doesn’t mean they will, does it?  If they havent’ yet she’s convinced they will, it’s just a matter of time. Ultimately she must come to terms with her ex-finance and discover what happens if she can learn to trust herself in and out of a relationship. All men can’t be dishonest and if they are did she give them a fair trial before being judged?

Unfortunately that little voice that usually guides us from taking that turn towards a huge cliff has a hard time getting through to Marin. Not only is her trust in men shattered but her friends can’t seem to get through to her either.  Now Marin is faced with trusting her boyfriend and convincing her friends that she knows what she’s doing even though people are going to get hurt.  Friendships are family are tested as she decides to push the limits and ultimately challenge the foundation of all of her relationships.  Is infidelity gender specific or are women equally at risk too?

Find out if Marin and James can survive The Man Test. Is this test truly capable of predicting a wandering eye that leads to the ultimate transgression? This fast paced book has it all, friendships, romance, humor and takes a different approach about relationships.  When reading a book I need to believe the characters and be able to  get lost in the book. Amanda Askel accomplished them all her characters were believable and the writing was fantastic.  This is a must read for  everyone whether you are in a relationship or not!

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AUTHOR BIO:

AMANDA (ah-MAHN-dah)- Latin- Meaning lovable or worthy of love. Fitting. I’ve always had an affinity for love. ​ Being born in sunny San Diego in the mid 80’s to a young military couple gave me plenty of insight into the dynamics of a romantic relationship. Somewhere between moving coasts every three years, I found myself engrossed in fairytale romances and dressing up like a bride. ​ My first real love was writing. By my sophomore year in a new high school in Virginia, I had a slew of short stories, songs, poems, and articles to my name. Writing was fun. It was a way to get the emotions, dialogue, and pictures out of my head, and create a destiny for my characters. ​I had no intention of making a career in writing, because it wasn’t what I did, it was who I was. In reality, I wanted to be an actress. Ah, to be the face of someone else’s authored story. The plan was to move in with my aunt in L.A. after graduation, but had a change of heart. Instead, I stayed with my high school sweetheart (now husband) and attended a film school in Norfolk, VA. It was at this school that I discovered my love for writing screenplays and felt compelled to follow that path. But…as the practical girl I was brought up to be, I decided to go to a real university. While working full time, I completed my BA in Psychology in four and a half years. Becoming a couple’s therapist had always been my “backup” career and there I was on my way to solving love’s most complicated quandaries one couple at a time. ​ With all my new free time after graduation, I decided to turn my full-length screenplay into a novel in hopes it would help my screenplay sell. I think I was in the middle of writing chapter two when I realized that everything I had ever written was to prepare me for that moment when I knew I was a novelist. Talk about the affirmation of my life. Now my plan is to solve love’s most complicated quandaries one novel at a time.

 

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Sleeping with the Boss Blog Tour- Book Review & Interview!

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Sleeping With the Boss (Anderson Brothers Book 1) by Marissa Clarke is sexy, funny and chock full of twists and turns until the very last word! This fast paced, flawless story has it all – sizzle, heat and loveable characters. Claire Maddox has been a caregiver for her ailing grandparents for many years and upon the death of her grandmother she receives a very large inheritance. Finally she can fulfill a childhood dream and travel to Egypt for an internship and begin the adventure of a lifetime. With two weeks until departure she asks her friend to get her a job through her temp agency to pass the time until her money comes in and her passport arrives. The job she lands is at Anderson Auctions.

For Claire she’s a bit klutzy and is known to have a blunder or two but when it happens on her way into her temporary assignment that’s when everything changes. As luck would have it she has an encounter with a handsome stranger in the elevator during the ride up to her job. Unbeknownst to Claire this gorgeous and sexy man is they mysterious Anderson brother who also happens to be one of her new bosses. A bit gob smacked, she bolts off the elevator as the heat starts to sizzle.

Upon his return from his tour in Afghanistan, Marine William Anderson’s new tour of duty is to help fish out and find the spy working in their companybefore they lose any more clients or artifacts . Lucky for Will he doesn’t mind keeping a close eye on Claire, the new hire, while he uncovers her past. What he didn’t count on was where their relationship would wind up as they both develop an interest in each other. The brothers fear this love connection may not be what it seems and push to expose her at all costs.

Unfortunately the brothers uncover a mysteriously large deposit in Claire’s bank account and alarm bells start ringing. The story ignites as Will is torn between his attraction and desire for Claire as their past starts to unfold. Can he finally find someone who will accept him and the life he has always wanted? At the heart of it all he needs honesty and trust because he’s been burned before.  Can he allow himself to give in to his desires for Claire?  How far will Claire go to protect those she loves without compromising her goals?

As they work towards accepting each other and the obstacles from their past they soon wind up at their own crossroads. When Claire makes the ultimate sacrifice will she be able to get her fairytale ending? Sit back and relax, this is one that you’ll want to read! I loved reading this story and can’t wait to read about the other Anderson Brothers, the second book can’t come soon enough!

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Interview With Marissa Clarke:

1. Castles or Beaches?

Beaches! All four of my published novels feature beaches, including Sleeping with the Boss.

2. Hard Rock or Classical Music?

Both. I usually listen to indie. My favorite editing music (I don’t listen to music while actually writing) is moody, angsty stuff like Damien Rice,
Fisher, and The Muse. I’m also a fan of 30 Seconds to Mars.

3.  One thing that readers would be surprised to know about you?

I have “pet” Madagascar Cockroaches. Not on purpose. They are the result of a surprise incident in a middle school science classroom. Long story
short, my son was responsible for a male getting in the female terrarium, and the teacher said since he was responsible, the burden of care for the
resulting babies was mine. Being a softy, I took them in. …and still have them, many years and roachy generations later.

4. When you are traveling do you prefer to road trip it or fly it?

It really depends on the destination, but I generally prefer a road trip if someone else drives so I can read or stare out the window. If I have to drive,
I prefer to fly and get there fast.

5. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go?

Paris or Moscow. *sigh* In reality, my next research destination is The Great Dismal Swamp on the Virginia, North Carolina borders. I’m working
on a young adult novel set there.

Thanks for the fun questions and for being a part of the Boss Tour!

 

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Goodreads Book Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18759567-sleeping-with-the-boss
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Barnes & Noble Buy Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sleeping-with-the-boss-marissa-clarke/1117252907?ean=9781622664252

Entangled Page: https://www.entangledpublishing.com/sleeping-with-the-boss/

AUTHOR BIO:

Mary

Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa’s heart) with an iron paw.

Marissa Clarke is a pseudonym. Her real name is Mary Lindsey and she also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA. www.marylindsey.com

She loves to connect with readers and can be found at www.marissaclarke.com and on Twitter at @MaryL_MarissaC

For updates and insider information on Marissa’s upcoming books, subscribe here: https://tinyurl.com/marissanews

Book Title: Sleeping with the Boss
Author: Marissa Clarke
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLP
Imprint: Lovestruck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN:  1622664256 (ISBN13: 9781622664252)
AISN: B00G8BTRWM
Author Email: marytlindsey@gmail.com
Author Website: https://www.marissaclarke.com
Author Blog: https://marissaclarkeauthor.blogspot.com
Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryL_MarissaC
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marissaclarkeauthor
Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6525929
Author Newsletter short address: https://tinyurl.com/marissanews
Street Team Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CampClarke/
Boss YouTube TRAILER link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Krp7mMGYmU

Tour Run Dates: August 11-22 Organized by Bailey of IBbookblogging. angelgirl122193@aol.com

What Color is your Tartan?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, a book beloved by fans around the globe will make its TV debut tonight on STARZ.  Do you think it will do the books justice and include all the important details? Or, will it be even better than the book because they can take creative license to improve it and go beyond the written page. Knowing that Diana Gabaldon is a consultant for the series and on set as they film assures readers that it should maintain the integrity of the book and hopefully please them.

While many fans have been reading her books since the first one was published in 1991 I read it for the first time just a few weeks ago.  I’m not sure what took me so long to visit Castle Leoch and the MacKenzie Clan. I enjoyed the pace of the story and the intense and tender relationship between Claire Randall and Jamie McTavish especially watching how her assimilation unfolds as she adapts in order to survive in the Highlands.  The notion of time travel is so appealing with the opportunity to take a momentary absence from our current life and be deposited into another time period to explore. If I were to do that would I change history? Would the world be everything that I’d dreamt about and read?  Most importantly if I could get back to the present, would it be the same as it was before I departed?

For Claire she embraces those thoughts and then some as she struggles to stay alive in the first half of the book.  I have hope from the beginning that she will find her way back to her loving husband Frank in current day Scotland (1945) without becoming too invested in the world she’s now in. The cast of characters spreads the gamut from healers to the suspected witches and of course sexy Scotsman.   Halfway through the book I’ve embraced the notion that she might actually stay in 1743 as I find myself as well as Claire becoming more attached to Jamie. While Claire is conflicted we are left in constant wonder because the one thing that’s kept her going forward is her drive to return to Craigh na Dun, the free standing stones.  If she can actually make it amidst the obstacles along the way will she leave the past? Perhaps she will see how much she has to gain by staying here and everything to lose by going back to the future.

Once we are transported to 1743 we are thrust into the strife and struggles between the Clansman of Scotland as we are shown how rustic and at times barbaric their world is. One where verbal contracts and handshakes are binding law and women’s lib does not exist yet. For a confident and spirited woman Claire discovers her place in society and how her ability to be quick tongued may not be an asset in 1743. However, her knowledge of modern Nursing provides safety for her in helping the wounded as it makes her invaluable and helps her assimilate and survive.  I look forward to traveling to Scotland every Saturday for an hour to see how it unfolds through Claire’s journey.

Regardless of the story the networks present to us the casting is perfection and the backdrop of Scotland is breathtaking.  I have a feeling time travel will be in vogue and kilts will soon appear in many men’s closets! What color is your family Tartan? Mine’s reddish brown and green with white and yellow stripes.