Book Blast!! Almost a Cowboy by Em Petrova

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BOOK INFORMATION

Title – Almost a Cowboy
Series – Family Tree Series
Author – Em Petrova
Genre – Contemporary western romance
Publication Date – Aug 7, 2014
Length (Pages/# Words) – novel – 87k words
Publisher – Taliesin Publishing

 

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Utah Davies is a recluse by choice, shunning his family and denying the ranch that needs his care. His personal life is a broken fence-line of past failures, neglected relationships, and The One that got away. After his father’s death, Utah is summoned home and faced with a secret in the form of a dozen or so more siblings he—and the family—had no idea existed. A clause in the will states he must find the family scattered across the country and unite them all for the reading. Trouble is, he has no clue where to begin.

Until he comes face-to-face with the old flame that burned his heart to ash.

In the July of their love, journalist Caroline Wilks refused elopement with Utah. After that, she made a series of bad decisions starting—then ending—with a nightmare marriage to a drunk. But when hunky bad-boy Utah struts back into her life, the only peace from the soul-deep throb she’ll get is between him and a mattress. He refuses to believe she’s nothing more than a hard-nosed journalist known for digging up more dirt than the family coon dog, but she knows better—or does she? And how can Caroline take the time to help Utah find his scattered family when she has a feature story due by the end of the month? Maybe the human interest piece is standing right in front of her in the dark, brooding cowboy.

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Em Petrova lives in backwoods Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle puppy named Daisy Hasselhoff and pays too damn much for utilities. She loves to write gritty characters with lots of heart and is well-known for scorching, panty-soaking erotic romance.

 

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The Cat’s Meow Cover reveal –~Doesn’t Play Well With Others~By~ Casey Harvell

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Doesn’t Play Well With Others #DPWWO

By Casey Harvell

Disclaimer: This book is going to be for mature audiences (18+) ONLY due to seriously excessive foul language and minor sex and violence.

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Selene Warren has it rough. After her mom passes when she’s little, she gets stuck with her aunt (a crack-whore.) Life with Selene’s aunt lacks any type of love or support. Selene constantly struggles and when she turns fifteen her aunt is diagnosed with H.I.V. It soon becomes apparent that her aunt expects her to take over the family business and Selene runs for dear life.

She manages pretty well for a couple years. One day she saves a scruffy looking kid from a window. Before she knows it she adopts a stray of her own. Life seems a bit better until Selene gets stabbed trying to protect the kid.

Selene makes it, but discovers the kid is no normal runaway–he’s the only son of a VERY rich and prominent family. A new friend comes forward to clear Selene of possible kidnapping charges, but for the life of her Selene can’t figure out why the hell a rich kid would rather live on the streets than on a ritzy estate.Alex wants to break down the walls around Selene so badly. Selene’s life leaves her with no room to trust anyone. For as long as she can remember she’s had to rely on herself. Will Selene be able to escape her degenerate world? Because she doesn’t play well with others.

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Here are some awesome quotes from Selene!

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“Well, color me the picture of fucking responsibility.”

“Listen kid if we’re going to stick together you have to get one thing straight. I don’t like people.”

“I know that I’m screwed and I still can’t help the word vomit that spews from my mouth.”

“I won’t take dirty money and if you think it’s anything but that then you’re a fucking moron.”

“Abso-fucking-lutely.”

“Whatever the fuck is wrong with me right now denies me the opportunity to lie like I should.”

“What the fucks a Thor?”

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Amazon Bestselling and USA Today Recommended Author Casey Harvell resides in the great Hudson River Valley of NY with her husband and their two sons. Casey is slightly zombie obsessed. She uses the word ‘boom’ and attaches the ‘pants’ on the end of words frequently. You can find all of Casey’s books on her website http://caseyharvell.com

You can stalk her — oops– I mean follow her:

Find Casey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Casey-Harvell/238364846204319

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Other Books by Casey Harvell:

The Decisions Series:

Righteous Decisions (Decisions Series Book One) eBook always free!

Harsh Decisions (Decisions Series Book Two)

The Electric Series—USA Today Must-Read Romance Series!

Charged ~Reboot~ (Electric Series Book One) eBook always free!

Shocked (Electric Series Book Two)

Stand Alone:

Lingering…

Aliens, Death & Zombies: A Compilation of Short Stories

 

Coming Soon (2014-2015):

Soul Decisions (Decisions Series Book Three) *Final Series Book

Wired (Electric Series Book Three) *Final Series Book

Eclipsed Agony

Don’t You Cry

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Cat’s Meow reviews that purrr~~Breakfall by Kate Pavelle

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Breakfall
by Kate Pavelle
The Fall #1
Publication Date: June 27, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, LGBT, Romance

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A little about the Fall Trilogy: Book One

Sexual assault doesn’t discriminate. Aikido instructor Sean Gallaway learns that when he falls prey to a violent stalker. Asbjorn Lund, a karate sensei on campus and a Navy vet, yearns to teach Sean how to survive. How to overcome. How to recover. Sean feels hunted and alone as the stalker escalates, testing his boundaries. With the entire dojo at his back, Sean resolves to play bait. He will catch the predator stalking him and reclaim his sense of self if it’s the last thing he does. Yet Sean’s hunger for justice clashes with Asbjorn’s protective streak, and their budding romance might not survive their war of wills.

My review: I give it 4 meows.  Ok I am going to be painfully honest here.  There were times I thought about giving up. Several times in fact.  I can’t say it’s because the story is slow far from it. But, all the martial arts speak overwhelmed me.  I have to admit at one point  about 30 percent in, I thought about sending an email and saying id run the spotlight but drop the review.I talked to a friend that had read the book and she  urged me to go on and keep reading that I was almost at a turning point and that she knew my reading taste and assured me I was gonna really like this book. A lot. So I went on. at almost 40percent I still had my doubts then my mouth dropped open and my eyes bugged out.  A few more pages and I was crying. This is a good thing for me. I love books that make me cry.

Yes, I am extremely glad I kept going. There became many twists and turns. some frustrating moments, some beautiful moments and some scary moments. I can’t wait for the next book in this trilogy.

If your a true MM romance lover, I urge you to read this.

If you like martial arts( or even  if you don’t), If you like new adult contemporary, some suspense, coming out, accepting one’s sexuality, close friends, fight clubs( now these I loved) aikido, karate, and plain ole, good romance this is for you.

 

 

About the Author

Kate Pavelle

Just about everything Kate Pavelle writes is colored by her life experiences, whether the book in your hand is romance, mystery, or adventure. Kate grew up under a totalitarian regime behind the Iron Curtain. In her life, she has been a hungry refugee and a hopeful immigrant, a crime victim and a force of lawful vengeance, a humble employee and a business owner, an unemployed free-lancer and a corporate executive, a scientist and an artist, a storyteller volunteering for her local storytelling guild, a martial artist, and a triathlete. Kate’s frequent travels imbue her stories with local color from places both exotic and mundane.

Kate Pavelle is encouraged in her writing by her husband, children and pets, and tries not to kill her extensive garden in her free time. Out of the five and a half languages she speaks, English is her favorite comfort zone.

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The Cat’s Meow ~~Too Much To Lose~ Cover reveal~~

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Too Much to Lose
SERIES – Dirty Little Secrets
AUTHOR – Samantha Holt
GENRE – Contemporary Romance
LENTH (Pages/# Words) – 75000

 

BOOK SYNOPSIS

Have you ever been so desperate you made a decision that would haunt you forever?

Jess has.

She became a porn star.

Jess is on the run from her past. She has no friends, no life. She tries to forget everything that happened to her all those years ago. After changing her image, leaving her home and getting a new job, she’s determined it won’t happen again. If that means never being close to anyone ever again, then so be it.

If only Hunter O’Reilly didn’t make her wish things could be different.

Hunter needs this job. After being screwed over by his partner—make that ex-partner—his investigation business is on the line. Already in debt, he eagerly takes on the job of finding some stolen money at triple his going rate and all leads point in Jess’s direction. He expects problems at that price. But he doesn’t expect to fall for her.

However, no job is ever that simple. When he’s forced to spend more time with her, the lines between business and pleasure are blurred. And once Jess’s life comes under threat, they have to make a decision, can they both overcome Jess’s past?

 

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EXCERPT – PG

“If you’re in trouble, I know some people who can help.”

“I’m not in trouble. Really, I’m not. I mean who would want to kill me? I know bankers aren’t exactly popular—” she lets loose a shaky laugh “—but I’m harmless.”

Harmless? Not sure about that. Jess sends my heart racing, makes my skin clammy. She’s driving me insane. Harmless? No way.

“What do you want me to do?” I ask.

“Do?”

“Shall I stick around?”

“Oh. No, you don’t need to do that.”

“I don’t mind.”

“I’m fine. Seriously. Thank you for today. You must be tired and I bet your side hurts.”

It does, but I’m not going to admit to that. “It’s fine.”

“Look about that kiss….”

“That was my fault.”

“I kissed you.”

“You did.” I can’t resist letting my mouth curve upwards. She kissed me, but I don’t know if that’s a bad or a good thing. While my pride basks in it, the voice inside that keeps pulling at my gut wants to scream at her to run while she still can. I’m no good for her. “But I kissed you back,” I point out. “And I should not have been… er… touching you out there.”

She draws her bottom lip between her teeth. “It’s okay.”

Hell, how do those two tiny words send an arrow of need straight to my cock? It’s okay that I was kissing her? Or touching her up? It’s okay that I want her so badly I nearly bent her over my bike to fuck her?

Before I can dwell on it anymore and make an even bigger fool of myself, I get to my feet. “Will you let me stay?”

“I don’t think so. It’s too risky.”

A hard knot forms in my throat. I’m more dangerous to her than a crazed gunman it seems. She might be right. If—when—I find that money, her whole life is going to come crashing down.

“Don’t answer the door to anyone. Be careful. Call me if you need me. In fact, call me tomorrow.” She follows me to the door. “Please?” I add as uncertainty dashes across her face.

Jess opens the door and I step out. “I’ll call you,” she says when I turn to face her.

“Promise?”

She rolls her eyes and her mouth curves. “I promise.”

Those lush lips snare my attention and my own smile drops. My skin feels hot and itchy, my pulse urgent. This is insane. I rest an arm against the door frame, my feet still firmly planted on the other side of the threshold and bring my mouth slowly down on hers. She softens but doesn’t touch me. We’re divided by the invisible line between the corridor and her room. I can’t help thinking of it as symbolic. We’re divided by secrets and lies.

Not that any of that matters once our lips connect. I swear I’ve never wanted to kiss a woman so much. Kisses are about the end game. But not with Jess. I want to drown in her kisses, to kiss her all day and see if I ever tire of them. I suspect it’s unlikely.

 

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Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls and husband who is a trained bodyguard and ex-soldier. She traditionally writes historical romances involving chivalrous knights and hot highlanders, but occasionally dabbles in contemporary romance.

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Let’s give a big shout out to Holly Lauren

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Holly Lauren has just earned another award for her book “Tempus” the first book in the GenEx Saga
 
Holly’s novel has been chosen to be one of the 20 books listed on their Clean YA Literature reads of 2015-2016! 
 
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The Official Message From 
“We have selected Tempus for our 2015-2016 list.  The list will be announced March 2015.  
In April 2015, we will hold a statewide conference where we promote the list and we would love for you to be our key note speaker at the Tome State Conference on Saturday, April 25, 2015.” ~ Jennifer Parker

 

Thank you so much to Tome Student Literacy Society and a HUGE Congratulations to Holly for her wonderful work! 
 
GMTA is so very proud of her! Be sure to look for the second book “Expertus” in the GenEx Saga’, coming out soon from Libertine Press with GMTA Publishing!  

 

In the Lair with A.E. VIA ~~Embracing His Syn

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Hello everyone and welcome back to my lair.

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Sorry its so hot in here today but, todays victim–oops–guest is A.E.Via. She is here to tell us

about her new release Embracing his Syn, and it’s sooo HOT! If you don’t believe me here go watch this video then come back for the information to find the book..

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watching this video may ignite so much sparks your computer will smoke and you will need a cold shower!

 

 

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Title:  EMBRACING HIS SYN

 

M/M GAY EROTIC CONTEMPORARY

 

Cover Artist – Princess SO

 

WORD COUNT – 107,160

Release Date: July 30, 2014

Sergeant Corbin ‘Syn’ Sydney had dedicated his life to becoming the best detective. So when he heard there was an opening on the notorious Atlanta Narcotics Task Force, he jumped at the chance. But, what he wasn’t ready for was realizing just how lonely he’d made himself, when he observed the loving and dedicated relationship between the two men he served under: Lieutenant Cashel ‘God’ Godfrey and Lieutenant Leonidis Day.

Syn prepared himself to accept his lonely fate until he walked into a small pub and met the long-haired, tattooed bartender, Furious Barkley. Before Syn can even understand why, he’s overcome with feelings he barely recognizes: passion, yearning, craving. And if the dark, lustful gazes are anything to go by, Furious might be feeling the same things for him.

Just two thing needs to happen before Syn and Furi can give each other what’s been missing from their lives for so long… Syn needs to find the evidence that proves Furi’s innocence of murder, as well as protect him from a past that refuses to let go.
God, Day, Ronowski, and Johnson are still as entertaining as ever…

You’ll swoon over God’s massive take-charge attitude…

You’ll laugh hysterically at Day’s never-ending wit…

You’ll fall in love with Furious’ mysterious, sexy demeanor…

and…

You’ll embrace Syn…

 

Disclaimer: This book DOES NOT contain polygamous sexual pairings.

“Thank you for visiting here with me today on Cathy’s site to talk about my newest release: Embracing His Syn. Syn’s book is not a sequel to Nothing Special, it can stand alone. But, a few of the main characters from Nothing Special act as some very entertaining, supporting characters in this story.

If you are a fan of my previous work than you already know I’m a huge lover of take-charge, alpha gay men and Syn definitely fits into that category. He’s full of attitude, bravado, and overwhelming protectiveness…especially when it comes to Furious (my other MC).  So if those sexy traits do it for you, then Embracing His Syn is the next book you want to one-click.”

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A little about AE Via:

 a. E. Via photoA.E. Via is still a fairly new best-selling author in the beautiful gay erotic genre. Her writing embodies everything from spicy to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.

When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, A.E. runs a very successful paralegal-for-hire business, and in her spare time, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children, her two pets, a Maltese dog and her white Siamese cat, ELynn, named after the late, great gay romance author E. Lynn Harris.

While this is only her fourth novel, she has plenty more to come. So sit back and grab a cool drink, because the male on male action is just heating up!

Go to A.E. Via’s official website http://authoraevia.com for more detailed information on how to contact her, follow her, or a sneak peak on upcoming work, free reads, and where she’ll appear next.

 

 

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 Excerpt from Chapter Two

“I was exactly the man for this job Captain Myers, but I refuse to work for these two thieves.”

God moved into Syn’s personal space quickly, damn near putting his nose on Syn’s forehead. He snarled, “Shut up,” but Syn didn’t budge. He kept talking, refusing to be intimidated.

“The bust went exactly according to their plan. You might want to check some of your detectives’ bank accounts, Captain. It seems they aren’t satisfied with their pay grade and have resorted to robbing dealers.”

“Are you referring to yourself, Sydney?” God pfftd.

Syn saw red. His hand moved quickly, too fast for God to stop it as he bunched God’s jacket up in his fists. Syn didn’t anticipate God’s anger escalating as quickly as it did. A huge hand locked on to his throat, the other massive hand gripping his bulletproof vest. God propelled him backwards until Syn slammed against the wall.

“Calm down, Sydney!” God roared.

Syn tried to unsuccessfully take a breath.

“God, back off, now!” Syn could hear the Captain yelling, but his head was pounding from the impact with the wall.

Syn knew he only had a few more seconds before he would pass out. He brought his right arm all the way up and slammed it back down onto God’s forearm, dislodging the punishing grip. Syn gulped a quick breath, crouched low and slammed his right fist into God’s ribs. He saw God’s right fist coming and he had to use both arms to block the hit. Fuck, God was strong and fucking huge. God grabbed both of Syn’s shoulders and no matter how Syn twisted, he couldn’t pry himself free. He stopped trying to remove God’s fingers and instead braced both hands on God’s thick shoulders, reared his head back and slammed his forehead into the bridge of God’s nose, finally making him release his grip. God staggered back and although Syn was dazed, he moved in, determined to keep the upper hand. In a split second he registered his legs being taken out from under him. Day had moved like a panther, dropped and spin-kicked his legs, sending Syn to the floor back first, hard.

Damn that fucker is fast. Syn didn’t let the pain radiating down his back stall him. He kicked back up onto his feet and prepared to take them both on. How? He had no idea, but he damn sure was going to give it his best try.

“Enough,” Day said easily, not even out of breath.

Syn saw God over against the Captain’s desk moving his nose back and forth checking to see if it was broken. Syn didn’t dare let his guard down. “I’ll say when it’s enough and I won’t stop until I’ve gone to IA and your whole goddamn task force is under investigation. It won’t be enough until they’re probing up your asses with microscopes for dirty money,” Syn gasped the words between breaths.

“A microscope is not what I prefer up my ass Detective Sydney … or haven’t you heard?” Day retorted.

Syn couldn’t stop his startled reaction, Day’s crass remark catching him off guard. “You sonofabitch.” Syn moved toward Day again, his resolve long gone.

Captain Myers moved in and put a thick hand against the front of Syn’s chest. “Actually, I say when it’s enough. Detective Sydney, unless you want to wait down in lockup until you calm down, I suggest you get a hold of yourself. You are all highly trained professionals and you’re acting like goddamn animals.”

Syn’s chest heaved up and down with adrenaline. He’d just taken on God and Day. What the hell am I doing?

Captain Myers turned and pointed a long finger at Day. “Day, if you ever refer to anything you want in your ass around me again, I’ll have your inappropriate, cocky ass back in a uniform policing school zone traffic.”

Syn heard Day snort at the Captain and walk over to God, squinting to look at his nose. “Is it broken?” Day asked.

God shook his head no, while glaring at Syn.

Day smiled at Syn with what looked like pride. He clapped his hands together once and whooped before speaking. “Damn, the man can rumble. Never seen anyone not back down from you, God. I like him already. I say we make him third in command. I told you he’d fit right in. Man, when I’m right, I’m right. Sometimes I stun my damn self with how great a judge of character I am!” Day did some weird happy dance.

“Yeah, I’m a great judge of character too, that’s why I don’t like anyone,” God snapped.

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If you like this and want to know more about God and some of the other characters check-out Nothing Special you can buy it here at Nothing Special you can buy it at Amazon.com and Leo first appears in You Can See Me which is also another fantastic story.You Can See Me which is also another fantastic story available at Amazon .com.

The Cat’s Meow Reviews That Purr~~Beggars and Choosers

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Title: Beggars and

Series: Beggars and Choosers book #1

 Author: Mia Kerick

 Genre: Contemporary

 Length: 284 pages

 ISBN: 978-1-61372-682-2

 

Heat Level: moderate

 

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

 A little about the Book:

: After a hard life filled with experiences he’d rather not remember but can’t forget, Brett Taylor decides he doesn’t need anyone or anything. He gets a job at a bar in a nothing little town where he can fish and race dirt bikes and hide from the world. So naturally as he’s walking across the parking lot at his new job, reminding himself how self-reliant he is, he meets someone he can’t shove aside.

Brett can’t help but admire Cory Butana, the kid who lives above the bar where his father is the principal bartender. Unwanted by either parent, the sweet, personable Cory grew up neglected and hungry for affection. Now he’s determined to make something of his life, even if he has to work himself ragged to do it.

Cory shouldn’t have to suffer like Brett did, and Brett wants to lend a hand. But when their relationship evolves into something Brett isn’t ready to need, he reacts… and the consequences may destroy their fledgling future. With scars like theirs, forgiveness is never easy.

 

My review

I love the unique take of how this story is written in months and years not chapters since it makes it easier to follow with all the time jumps and it is in both Characters views.

The story starts out with Brett at 18 on his own and getting a new job in the city instead of lumber-jacking, for him this is moving up and trying to put his past behind him. After his interview, he hears a noise in the dumpster and finds a kid rummaging around. This brings back memories and he pulls the kid out finding a very cute teenage boy.

Cory is 15 and in high school.

Brett is taken by Corey in many ways and Brett finds himself wanting to help the boy through his high school years to not become like him.  In the meantime, Brett finds that Corey is, in fact, saving him, giving him a reason to want to live and love.

This is a very beautiful sweet love story.   It is sad and bittersweet at times when Brett goes back on his past and some things that happen to Corey. I love that it is a tale of pure love that overcomes obstacles life throws in its path.

If you like a sweet romance, coming out, friends to lovers and some sweet, sensual, loving sex this is for you.

* I received a copy of this book free-of-charge from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own*

 

Published by Dreamspinner Press (September 20, 2012)

You can Buy it at Dreamspinner Press: : http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3229\

 

You can add it to your goodreads list here:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15840389-beggars-and-choosers?ac=1

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Now for a  little about Mia: Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

My themes I always write about:

Sweetness. Unconventional love, tortured/damaged heroes- only love can save them

Review Trailer of all Mia Kerick books: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a1Q093gJ1E

You can stalk –oops- friend her at:   Website/Blog:

http://MiaKerick.com

Twitter: @MiaKerick

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mia.kerick?fref=ts

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6474518.Mia_Kerick?from_search=true

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Soul Searching

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Hello everyone!! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and soul-searching lately. I am on a standstill with my edits on First Bite. My editor and I have hit a brick wall and neither of us wants to budge. So I called in the troops and sent it to two beta readers. These two women are readers and not writers and they read in the genre I’m hoping to place this trilogy. So I am impatiently waiting to see what they think before moving on with scheduling a date.

I also submitted a short story to a publisher for an October story but, haven’t heard anything yet, though I will say the cut off for entry wasn’t until today so who knows I may still hear something yet.

I have a third story at a critique partner to get it ready to submit hopefully the end of this month to a publisher also. So I have a few irons in the fire. Maybe ill have good news soon.

I’ve decided to make a few changes along the way. I plan to try to redo the website this month. I want it to be romancey, but professional. I thought about it and thought about it and I am not a daily blogger, I am an author, so I am not going to do the daily blogging. That is unless you want it. If I get enough people who tell me they would like to hear from me on a daily or a few times a week basis. I’ll comply. So let me know what you would like to hear about. If not for now I am going to do a weekly roundup. I’m going to keep my Saturday in the lair and introduce new authors or some of my favorites and ill have one day a week for The Cats Meow maybe two.

I plan to take august to clean up my book files and see where I’m at and start getting more stories out to submit also.

So I am not quitting blogging but trying to make this a more professional website with publishing news, not my rants and stuff. (though you never know if a subject comes up and puts me on the soapbox.)

I hope you all have a good weekend and I’ll see ya next week!

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The Cat’s Meow~~~Reviews that Purrr–Who Wants to Marry a Doctor

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Title: Who Wants to Marry A doctor

 

Series :A WITH THIS RING NOVEL

 

Author: Abigail Sharp

 

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

 

Length: 384 Pages

 

ISBN: 9781455528783

 

Publisher: July 1st 2014 by Forever Yours

 

 

Heat Level: Moderate    Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

 

 A Little About The Book

As a single mom and pediatrician, Sabrina Bankhead doesn’t have time for romance. All that changes when she reluctantly agrees to take part in a dating show fundraiser for a children’s hospital. But once she sets eyes on the journalist hired to cover the show, none of the four contestants stand a chance. If she doesn’t choose one of the eligible bachelors, the hospital doesn’t raise a cent. What’s a lovestruck doc to do?

 

Investigative journalist Quinn Donnelly is on the mend after an assignment in Afghanistan left him both physically and emotionally scarred. Though he’s itching to return overseas and finish his story, he’ll have to be content with this fluff piece assignment to cover a local dating show. One-night stands are Quinn’s forte-but after he meets Sabrina, he’s ready to say yes for the long haul. After years of chasing the next big story, Quinn is starting to wonder if maybe home really can be where the heart is . .

 

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 My Review 

 Who Wants to Marry A Doctor is book two of the With This Ring collection. I call it a collection since it’s not so much a series. This book is a stand-alone. This was a very fun, story to read. A real page-turner from the beginning to the end.

Sabrina has reluctantly agreed to do a local reality showed called Who Wants to Marry A Doctor to raise money to build a new clinic so the children can be treated in town instead of sent to Jackson Hole. She is a single mother with a bit of a secret and a trust issue.

Quinn is a bachelor that has no desire to settle down. Though his life is lonely he loves his job as investigative reporter and all the travelling he has to do for his job, a lot of times dangerous. He has just survive an explosion in Afghanistan and after he heals he plans to go back and finish his story.  He is doing this TV show for something to do while he heals.

I loved everything about this story from beginning to the end.  I especially loved Sabrina’s sister Malora and the Dr. is in thing they do in the bar. (You have to read this!) I got excited every-time the bell rang!  The dates were funny, the men she dated each were fun to watch play out!

There are lots of twists and turn, some suspense and some hot sex. This book is a romance lover’s dream though I will say, towards the end of the book I was ready to wrap Quinn and Sabrina in duct-tape and toss em in a closet till they talked!

I highly recommend this to all contemporary romance lovers out there!  If you like a lot of drama, some hilarious comedy relief, cute kids, secrets, and hot sex this is for you!

A little about the author:

Abigail is a Boston-bred Yankee now eating grits and saying “y’all” in North Central Florida. She dreamed more of being a stage actress or joining the CIA than being an author. While she still enjoys participating in community theater productions and singing karaoke, the secret-agent career was replaced by hours at her computer, writing passionate and playful contemporary romance.
Abigail lives with her husband, two kids, and one crazy princess puppy. You can keep up with her on Goodreads or on Facebook at

You can stalk –ooops–follow her at   Goodreads   Facebook at  or on her website -www.abigailsharpe.com.

 

if your looking for a great book to read this summer this is definitely one to look at!!

See ya soon!

blown kisses

 

In the Lair with Desiree DeOrto

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Hello everyone! Today we have author Desiree  DeOrto with us. *muses escort Desiree to the gazebo*

Hello Desiree . Do you have a specific writing style?

Desiree: I don’t have a specific writing style, per se, unless there was a style called, ‘The Desi’, then I’d TOTALLY write like that!

Cathy: Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

Desiree: Yes. The entire Divinity Stone series is based around the myth of Shiloh Cemetery. Legend goes that at Shiloh Cemetery, there’s a warlock’s grave yard with an ever growing chain. Every year, underneath the blood moon, the chain has to be cut back by the cemetery keepers. If it’s not, then the Warlock will come back to life and set off the end of the world. *evil laugh*

When it comes to all my books, there’s a semblance of truth, regardless of any paranormal or fantasy element. The one thing that ties books to readers is emotion. The amazing ability to see a characters reactions and be able to say, ‘I’ve felt that way before.’ So with all my characters, whatever they’re going through has the same impact and emotion of when I went through similar. Granted, I’ve never saved the world, but the common basis of humanity is still there.

 

Cathy: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Desiree: Ooh, that’s a hard one. Ever since I’ve became an author I’ve been surrounded by other amazing authors. I have love and respect for all of them. They’ve all helped me out in some way, the majority without even realizing it. I can’t really say that I have had one specific mentor, because each author that has touched my life has done so in a meaningful way. To pick one over the other, to me, would seem like the gravest of betrayals.

 

Cathy:  What book are you reading now?

Desiree: Read? What is that? Lol just kidding. I have a back list of books actually. Currently reading Crane by Stacey Rourke, then it’s on to My Soul For You by Morgana Pheonix, Marked by Felicia Starr, QuickBane by Chelsea Starling, and last but not least, Damaged by Becca Vincenza.

 

Cathy: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Desiree:New-to-me, yes lol. I tend to get behind the times, so while some will be new to me, they could have been around for a while. I’m absolutely in love with Jessica Shirvington. She has an amazing, captivating voice, and not only are her books completely filled with historical information, but the story line and characters are flawless and outstanding.

 

Cathy: What are your current projects ?

 

Desiree:Oh, that’s a fun question! Right now I’m working on Divinity Stone 3, Buds Diner 3, Generation X, Ever After Novel 1, and Shattered Promises, first in the Shattered Trilogy. ALL of which will be published by the end of the year! I have many more books to come, no worries!

Cathy: Do you ever experience writer’s block? If yes, how do you get past it?

Desiree:I don’t like to think of it as writers block. I prefer to think of it as procrastination or ‘I don’t wanna’ syndrome. I’ll know I’ll have to write, but it will feel like pulling teeth to get the words to come. So, I start writing sprints with other authors, and since I’m highly competitive it gets the words flowing in a hurry.

Cathy: Who designed the cover?

Desiree: I did! Believe it or not, I went to college for Animation and Graphic Design. I never got to finish because I had to drop out to take care of my daughter, BUT the love of design and all things anime has remained. This year I’ve opened up my own Cover Art business, and have enjoyed every second of it!

Cathy: Do you have any advice for other writers?

 

Desiree:Don’t write for the fame, the money, or the status. If you follow what’s trending in the publishing world in order to seek any of those, then you’ll not reach as far as you can dream. Why? Because if you’re forcing the story, it will never be as great as it’s supposed to be. Follow your voice, believe in yourself and your characters, and do what authors are supposed to do: Breathe new life into the literary world. Only then will you not only ‘feel’ satisfied and complete, but your books will be too. Readers can tell the difference.

 

Cathy: If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change?

 

Desiree: LOL umm I wouldn’t have been so stupid? No, literally. My first book, The Prophecy, when I first wrote it I took advice from other people of how ‘they’ thought the book should be. What would be easier, faster, work better, etc. I. Hated. It. I spent so much time ignoring my own voice that I literally wanted to destroy my own book and never write again. But that was because I wasn’t writing ‘my’ book, I was writing everyone’s ideas of what my book should be. I completely re-wrote it, and couldn’t be happier with it! So yes, I would tell my past self to quit being so stupid, follow my ‘voice’, and to hell with others opinions!

 

Cathy: It’s Your Life…What actress would you have play you in a movie about your life? Why?

Desiree: I’d completely have to say RDJ. Yes, he’s male. But he’s HOT! Lol I really don’t watch TV, so I’m not current with any actresses. But I’d totally watch ‘my’ movie if RDJ was playing me just to see more of him.

Cathy: Coffee, Tea or Soda?

Desiree:Coffee AND soda! They don’t have very good tea around here (and no, I do not like sweet tea) so I don’t drink it much.

Cathy: What is your favorite Cartoon Character?

Desiree:Cartoons…. I have four kids, so my ‘favorite’ cartoon would have to be Calliou… because it entertains them the best!

Cathy: Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Desiree: Hey everyone! I hope that you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming releases! Yes, there is plenty of emotional trauma for everyone in store, but don’t worry! As always, there is hope! Massive doses of love and confetti for everyone!

Here is a peek at the Divinity Stone series:

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, Divinity Stone Book One The Prophecy

The people of Shiloh, Virginia thought it was just a story. A legend to keep children from misbehaving. A challenge to prove you have courage. What they didn’t know was that it was real. All of it was real.

 

When Starlette McKinley moved from the sparkling lights of LA to the sleepy town of Shiloh, she didn’t know that she would be the catalyst. She didn’t know that the rage and energy pulsing through her would be the key to unleashing an unsurmountable power that would either be the saving of mankind, or its destruction.

 

The blood will run, and the prophecy will be revealed. But will she be able to overcome the insurmountable odds? Or will she succumb to the energy within, welcoming the darkness that has become her only friend.

 

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The Divine, Divinity Stone Book Two

The legend has become reality, even if the people of Shiloh, Virginia don’t know it yet.

Starlette McKinley had moved across the US only to find that the darkness raging inside of her wasn’t something of her own creation. It wasn’t something that could be medically treated by psychiatrists or any type of medication. The darkness was her power, and it was going to stay.

When she accepts that the greatest threat of all lies within herself, she will have to choose. Push away all those that she loves in order to keep them safe, or keep them near and witnessing their death.

Only through the help of The Divine will she be able to face what is to come. But at what cost? What sacrifice will The Divine demand as payment?

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See ya soon!

blown kisses