Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Tour + Excerpt and Giveaway: Stormy Weather by Glen Ebisch

From Multi-Published Mystery Author
Glen Ebisch
A mysterious death involving a meteorologist...
Can she weather the storm brewing in the horizon?
Stormy Weather
Glen Ebisch
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: January, 2017
A dead meteorologist leads to stormy weather.
When the body of Travis Lambert, senior meteorologist, is found buried in a shallow grave next to the house of Stormy McCloud, junior meteorologist, things look bad.
The station hires Chance Malone to investigate the murder, but her situation doesn't improve. Malone is attractive, charming, and funny, all qualities that her past experience with men has led her to avoid. It doesn't help that Stormy has little interest in religion, while Malone is the unusual detective that keeps a Bible in his desk drawer instead of a bottle of scotch.
When Stormy's estranged mother appears on the scene, things become even more complicated. As they discover more about the dark secrets of Travis's life, Stormy is forced to reconsider her view of men, her mother, and her future.
Author Glen Ebisch's mystery suspense crime novel, Stormy Weather is a first-rate thriller. I found a solid story-line, well-written, with well-developed characters, and plot lines which will hold the readers interest.
- verasbookreviewsandstuff, Amazon Reviewer
This book has quite a bit of mystery of where you reveal each piece a layer at a time. You learn one thing about the victim from his co-workers and then you dig a little deeper and you learn something else.
- Seraphia, Amazon Reviewer

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An Excerpt From Stormy Weather

A straight-backed wooden chair stood in the center of the room. I was forced to sit there. As I watched with growing fear of what was going to happen next, the two men arranged themselves around the room. The chauffeur, who had cold, light blue eyes, stood directly in front of me. Adams moved to my extreme left and leaned against the front of a desk.

“Now that you’ve had some time to consider the situation, Ms. McCloud, are you ready to tell me the whereabouts of my property?”

“I’m afraid that I still don’t know where your property is.”

I tried to sound firm and reasonable but my voice was a little high and it shook.

“Before we begin, perhaps you should tape her wrists together,” Adams said.

The chauffeur took a roll of gray duct tape off of an end table and approached me. As he moved toward me, I saw that he wore a gun on his left side.

“Stand up,” he ordered.

I got to my feet.

I probably would not have been able to do what I did next if I’d had time to think about it. But I knew that once my hands were bound, it was all over.

“Turn around,” he ordered.

I started to turn but then pretended to stumble toward him. He automatically reached out with his empty right hand to steady me. As I stumbled I twisted to my right and pulled the gun out of his holster, then I took a quick step backwards, knocking over the chair. Recognizing it by feel alone, I thanked my lucky stars that he was carrying another Glock.

He took a step towards me but something in my face caused him to stop. I glanced over at Adams, but he kept his hands at his sides. I hoped he was unarmed.

“Don’t be silly, Ms. McCloud. This will only make things worse,” Adams said.

He nodded toward the chauffeur, who reluctantly moved toward me.

The vase on the table next to his right arm exploded into fragments. He jumped to his left. Then he looked at his right hand, which had begun to bleed.

“Another step and I start aiming at people,” I said.


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Prizes up for grabs:
$10 Amazon Gift Card
5 copies of Stormy Weather (US - Print, International - eBook)
Contest runs from June 19 - 28, 2017.

About Glen Ebisch

Glen Ebisch
Glen Ebisch taught philosophy in college for over twenty-five years and has been writing mysteries for almost as long. He has been fortunate enough to have over twenty published. He lives with his wife in western Massachusetts and now focuses full time on writing, exercise, and travel.
Official website: http://www.glenebisch.com
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Follow the book tour from June 19 - 24, 2017.
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Sentinels by Tory Richards

The Sentinels
Tory Richards
Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
Publication Date: July 20, 2017
Trouble by the name of Ruby rolls into town during Daytona Beach Bike Week, and as president of the Sentinels Tanner has his hands full with her and his MC.
As the president of the Sentinels Tanner has his hands full. It's Daytona Beach Bike Week and Daytona is his town. Then trouble by the name of Ruby rolls in, pretty, sassy, and with enough curves to tempt a saint. Well, Tanner isn’t a saint, and she’s his kind of gal, except his onetime only rule isn't for girls like Ruby. But then, rules are made to be broken, aren’t they?

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Contest runs from June 20 - 26, 2017.

About Tory Richards

Tory Richards
I was born in Maine, but have lived most of my life in Florida where I went to school, married and raised my daughter. I retired from Disney a few years ago to focus on life, which includes spending more time with family, friends, traveling and writing. And let's not forget my furry family. I have four cats.
I knew at the age of ten that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Spent hours penning stories by hand until at thirteen Santa brought me a manual typewriter. Then at seventeen I got an electric one. But nothing compared to my first computer.
I write romances of all kinds. Erotic, suspense, interracial, paranormal, biker, full length, short, and novellas. But one thing you won't find in any of my stories, a cliffhanger! And all of my books have a HEA or HEAF ending.
Official website: http://www.toryrichards.com
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Friday, June 16, 2017

New Release + Excerpt and Giveaway: Starr Gone by Kim Briggs

A Starr gone. A team betrayed.
Starr Gone
Kim Briggs
Series: Starr Fall Book 3
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, YA Romance, YA Thriller
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Publication Date: June 3, 2017
A Starr gone. A team betrayed.
You never know who your true friends are until a gun’s pointed at you. One will take a bullet, and the other will pull the trigger. Starr learned that lesson the hard way.
The perfect smile. A killer attitude. General Treadwell wanted nothing more than to turn Starr Bishop into the ideal assassin, but she’s far more valuable as Jessica Chamberlain, granddaughter and heir to Chamberlain Chocolates. Luckily, he’s found two enthusiastic replacements. They lack Starr’s intelligence, but no matter, they possess their own weapons of persuasion along with a flair for the dramatic, and that’s never a bad thing.
Di, along with Christian, Frank, Ben and Coda, are determined to keep Starr safe, but the depths of betrayal crack the very foundation of the team. When Starr becomes a pawn in a game of power, money, and manipulation, Di channels her WWSD (What Would Starr Do) to rally the team. She owes her best friend that much. No... More.
"I love this book so much and this series just won't stop getting better and better!"
- Meggan Turner, Goodreads Reviewer

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Other Books by Kim Briggs

Don't miss the first two books in the Starr Fall series:
Starr Fall
Series: Starr Fall Book 1
When the Organization decides Starr would make the ideal assassin, she needs to escape the island and disappear. While in hiding she meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Christian makes Starr forget that the Organization is after her, but their lives are more entwined than either one realizes.
One Starr falls, and a killer rises!
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Starr Lost
Series: Starr Fall Book 2
A Starr falls, and a family is found.
On the run from the Organization, Starr and Christian find safety on the Qualla Boundary with their friends, Ben and Coda, but Starr needs answers. She owes her dear dead friends, Sami and Jody, that much. She forms a team of her own to fight the general and his recruits.
Life becomes tense on the Qualla Boundary, sparks fly, and the Organization is about to smash in their door.
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"Amazing, Amazing Must Read. Had me edging from my seat, wide eyed with what's going to happen with each turn of the page."
- Amazon Customer, Amazon reviewer


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$10 Amazon Gift Card, Starr Gone Paperback and Swag
Contest runs from June 6 - 19, 2017.

About Kim Briggs

Kim Briggs
Kim Briggs once smashed into a tree while skiing. The accident led to a concussion, a cracked sternum, temporary notoriety as a sixth grader returned from the dead, and the realization that fictionalized accounts are way more interesting than just slipping on the ice.
An unhealthy obsession with conspiracy theories combined with a love of travel and happily ever afters led Kim to write her YA novel, Starr Fall, where a secret organization decides 17-year-old Starr Bishop is not only the model student, but the ideal assassin. While in hiding, Starr meets dark, moody, and dead sexy Christian Evergood. Cue the swoon worthy music. But it’s not all happily ever afters for Kim. Her NA novel, And Then He, explores the dark and scary corners of the human psyche. Following a night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger, Tiffani finds herself in the midst of a nightmare she can’t escape. And Then He is available through Amazon and other major book retailers. Starr Fall released November 2016 with Inkspell Publishing, followed by Starr Lost in January 2017 and Starr Gone in June 2017. Her novella, Avalanche is part of the Valentine Kisses Anthology and released February 14, 2017.
When she’s not doing something writerly, Kim can be found jumping into snowdrifts with her three kids, husband, and dog. She’s careful to avoid trees.
Visit her website and sign up for updates: http://www.KimBriggsWrite.com
She shares writing love with her INK Sister Alison Green Myers at INK Sisters Write
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Follow the book tour from June 6 - 19, 2017.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book Tour + Excerpt and Giveaway: Addicted to the Duke by Bronwen Evans

From USA Today Bestselling Author
Bronwen Evans
A Thirst for Revenge Challenges a Need for Love
Addicted to the Duke
Bronwen Evans
Series: Imperfect Lords Book 1
Genre: Regency Historical Romance, Victorian Romance
Publisher: Random House Loveswept
Publication Date: June 13, 2017
A lovestruck lady charms the duke of her dreams during an expedition on the high seas in this sexy, swashbuckling novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans.
Alexander Sylvester Bracken, Duke of Bedford, has a mission: sail to the Mediterranean and track down Lady Hestia Cary’s missing father. It is a straightforward task, but for two rather vexing complications. First, the sea holds painful memories; second, for her own safety, Hestia is to accompany him. As Alex battles the demons of his past, he must also resist Hestia’s surprisingly skillful attempts at seduction. After all, Alex has sworn to leave her untouched, and he intends to honor that vow—until he can properly ask the Earl’s blessing.
Ever since His Grace rescued Hestia from the arms of a Turkish pirate six long years ago, her heart has belonged to Alex. So when he agrees to help find her father, Hestia is thrilled. Although Alex tries to hide it, there’s passion in his eyes—and a frisson of desire in the air—whenever they meet. On board ship, miles from home, Alex won’t be able to deny her any longer. But with scoundrels lying in wait, she may not live to tell the tale of her conquest.
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Bronwen Evans continues to write, a brilliantly and masterfully work of romance! Such feelings and emotions shown throughout this powerful and compelling story, are hard to convene to readers. But she managed it, beautifully.
- April, Goodreads Reviewer
An epic drama of love, lies, self-control, suspense, surprises and secrets. It's a captivating storyline that keeps you turning the pages.
- Mary Lynde, Goodreads Reviewer

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An Excerpt From The Book

“I should never have asked Alex to help me. It’s too dangerous. I should have simply hired someone to find my father and deliver a message, telling him what Fredrick was up to. Don’t you see, I’ve put all of us in danger, and if you help me I can hire someone in Palma, and then Alex can go back to England. I can see what returning to the Mediterranean is doing to him. He’s worried about me, about my father, and it’s not his responsibility.”

“You want me to go behind Alex’s back and help you hire someone else?”

“Alex is far too gallant to consider calling off the search. I have already tried to convince him to return home. But if we both persuade him that my father will be warned by the men we hire, then he might listen.”

He looked away before asking, “How can we trust anyone we hire in Palma?”

“I know Governor Crespo and his wife, Emilia, from my previous visits here with my father. They could help me find a reputable ship and men. They might even know what my father’s plans were.” She pleaded with him. “Won’t you help me try?”

David stood and moved to stand right in front of her, looking down at her for an age. On a sigh he said, “It would not change Alex’s plan. He would still sail to the Mediterranean.”

Something began to build inside. The cold dread of fear wrapped talons around her insides. “There would be no need for him to continue on to Greece.”

“He’s not going to Greece for your father. Or for you. Not entirely.”

Her legs began to buckle under her, and it was only David’s strong arms that stopped her from sliding to the floor. “Oh God, he’s going after Murad.” And she fainted.


May 30 - June 30, 2017
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One Lucky Winner:
A Garter Lingerie Bag and a Collection of Historical Romance Books
A book in the highly praised Disgraced Lords series by Bronwen Evans
Be sure to visit each tour stop for more chances to win.
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About Bronwen Evans

Bronwen Evans
USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Evans is a three-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with her dogs Brandy and Duke.
You can keep up with Bronwen’s news by visiting her website: http://www.bronwenevans.com/
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Follow the book tour from June 14 - 27, 2017.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Book Tour + Excerpt and Giveaway: Seducing Sensei by S.N. McKibben

Looking for love, Moriel Reis finds it—
but why here?
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S.N. McKibben
Series: Notice Me Senpai Book 1
Genre: MM Romance
Publisher: Troll River Publications
Publication Date: March 31, 2017
Looking for love, Moriel Reis finds it—but why here?
A professional teacher by day, Moriel learns that students can sometimes be the best teachers. Eighteen-year-old Scott Cooper and Itsuma Karter, two of his students share similar interests—including lust for each other. Emotions flare when Itsuma challenges "Mr. Reis's" authority.
After Moriel harshly disciplines Itsuma in front of the entire class, the young student vows to regain a piece of his wounded pride back. Torn by loyalty for his smoldering friend and classmate, Scott Cooper watches his homeroom teacher with dreamy, lust-filled eyes.
The heated conflict begins a fiery battle between Itsuma and his teacher. As this passion translation becomes a lustful tale, a surprising ‘hot for teacher’ story becomes a love affair, and a passionate adventure.
This out of the ordinary exploration for the two students allows them entrance into a world of erotic confessions, taking them on a journey into the velvet art of seduction that begins when the fighting ends. But as their taboo sexual persuasions beckon for something more, in lies the question... do two wrongs make a right?
Moriel, Scott, and Itsuma learn the answer.
"Seducing Sensei is a very erotic novel, so be mentally prepared before reading it. It is based on a gay theme but the presentation leans towards light-hearted. The story is unique, sexy, humorous and naughty. Worth reading at least once."
- Sheryl, Amazon Reviewer

An Excerpt From Seducing Sensei

Sighing, I pocketed my wire cutters, turned down the hall and went to my classroom. Mr. Goyas brightened my dismay. I wasn’t looking forward to homeroom. The reason—Itsuma Karter. My personal hellion and troublemaker, class clown, ring leader, jailbait agitator. Well, he was technically legal, but trouble all the same. 

The bell rang and Itsuma strolled in like a tomcat who’d been laid the night before. Jealous much? I sighed.
Itsuma was wearing his infuriating iPod earplugs while in class. Again. For the past week I’d been asking him to leave the MP3 player in his bag. School rules dictated that any devices were to be shut off during school hours. I was within my rights to yell at him for breaking the policy, but I didn’t care during homeroom, usually. 

Smoothing down my imperial mustache, I started roll call.

“Lori Rogers,” I said.


“Jake Rayier.”


“Pierre Gaskal.”

“Good morning.”

I went down, concentrating on the list. Granted, I must have sounded like a bored baby sitter, but the difference between here and university was a world of difference. Especially in student attitude. College at least had some students with a semblance of paying attention. 

“Itsuma Karter,” I said. 


I kept my eyes on the roster, trying not to lose my place on the list. I wasn’t great at names and faces. Something I was trying to work on.


No answer. I looked up. Itsuma’s hand was propped under his chin while he stared out the window. 

Damn it. Yes, I knew he was here. Yes, I should let it go. But the blatant disrespect made my shit flip. “Itsuma?” Just fucking answer. 

Across the way, in the seat next to him, Scott Cooper waved at his classmate, trying to gain his attention. Itsuma even ignored his friend. That was it. Who did he think he was? Why the fuck was it so hard to just respond to a roll call? Hell, right now, I’d even take an “up yours” as an answer. And I hated losing my place on the roster. 

“Itsuma!” Standing up, I rounded my desk, put my hands in my pockets and made my way towards my problem child. Students leaned away from me as I barreled down the aisle. 

iPod in hand, Itsuma continued to stare outside, acting like he didn’t see me. If he thought he could act like a prick and then turn innocent and gracious like he did yesterday, he was in for a surprise. 

I pulled the wire cutters out of my pocket, snipped the cord and snatched the MP3 player out of his hand. 

Itsuma jerked his head, and in that split-second I saw the molten hate within his pupils. I expected him to scream back, call me nasty names and threaten me with bodily harm. He did nothing but sit there. The darkness in his expression chilled. Fast as a flick he smiled like everything was okay.

“Itsuma Karter,” I said. “At least respond to your name.”

“Yes, Mr. Reis. Sorry about that.” Itsuma batted his eyelashes.

Not buying it. His blasé faire attitude made me want to smack him. Was he just going to pretend everything was hunky-dory even though I’d annihilated his personal property? The school allowed confiscating electronic items. Destroying them—not so much.

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"A unique gay romance novel written by an author who understands the lingo and the erotica of same sex encounters"
- Grady Harp, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer


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$10 Amazon Gift Card
3 copies of Seducing Sensei (print - US/Canada; eBook - International)
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Contest runs from June 5 - 17, 2017.

About S.N. McKibben

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Will Write For Puppy Chow!
Slave to a 100 lbs. GSD (German Shepard) and a computer she calls "Dave", you'll often see her riding a 19 hand Shire nicknamed "Gunny" to the local coffee shop near the Santa Monica mountains. Stephanie reads for the love of words, and writes fiction about Dark Hearts and Heroes revolving around social taboos. When ever asked, she'll reply her whole life can be seen through a comic—sometimes twisted, sometimes funny, but always beautiful and its title is adventure. Come play!
Official website: http://www.snmckibben.com/
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Follow the book tour from June 5 - 17, 2017.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New Release + Giveaway: Taming the Jackaroo by Sidney Valentine

He wants to throw away his future. She'll do whatever it takes to save hers... Even tame a wild Aussie cowboy.
Taming a Jackaroo
Sidney Valentine
Genre: Western Romance
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Publication Date: June 10, 2017
City girl and serial non-dater, Affrica Clarke travels to Boulia, Australia, to investigate the environmental impacts of the local mining company. Unless she proves herself and wins that promotion, she'll lose so much more than a pay rise. Yet everything goes wrong the moment she lands in the outback. With no research equipment, only skimpy clothes packed by her best friend to help her score a date, and a tight deadline to submit her report, she's screwed. So when a sexy cowboy offers to play chauffeur, she's all over it. But she's there to shut down the mining activities, not fawn over the guy who's supporting them, no matter how sizzling the attraction between them.
Billionaire jackaroo, Sam Preston tempts fate as an adrenaline junkie, living each day as if it were his last. Angry and wounded, he's in town to sell his cattle ranch to the local mining company and be done with his past--until he meets hapless city-chick Affrica, who has no clue about surviving in the desert. Sam doesn't know how to stop being a daredevil even though Affrica reminds him of the happiness he once had.
Can Sam let go of the past before he loses the one person who's finally breathed new life into him, or is it not possible to truly tame a jackaroo?
Sidney Valentine’s TAMING A JACKAROO is a tale about finding love in the most unexpected places when it was the last thing one was even considering. Want some push – me – pull- me romance? Love the battle of the sexes? Pack some rugged clothes, and discover love, the Sidney Valentine way!
- Dianne, Goodreads Reviewer
This debut romance novel from Sidney Valentine is as sizzling as the Australian Outback. ...a magnificent setting. Plus the perfect place for a out of this world smoking hot first kiss!
- Christine Rains, Goodreads Reviewer

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An Excerpt from the Book

The young man’s chin stuck out. His back stiffened, his gaze glued to Sam. “You? You’re just a rodeo washout.”
Sam stood his ground. The young man’s narrowed eyes screamed for someone to kick some sense into him, and Sam wanted to be that person. Since he recognised Sam, he was probably a local. Didn’t mean he could act like a jackass.
Affrica ran a hand along his arm, distracting him from his thoughts. “Let’s just go,” she said.
Walking away wasn’t Sam’s style, and he held the guy’s stare, challenging him to make the first move. Please do.
The guy looked away first and leapt into the crowd with his mates. Smart move.
With Sam’s arm still tight around Affrica, they wove past the herd, closing in on a staircase that vanished behind a wall.
Halfway up the steps, he stopped in the shadows, giving them complete isolation. She stood by his side, green eyes dominating her pale face. Behind the wall, the music reverberated, but at that moment, the two of them were all that mattered.
“You all right? Did that jerk hurt you?” His fingers pressed into the soft flesh of her arm and the sensation of her skin against his sent fire blazing through him. He’d intended to simply ask her if she was okay, but his pulse was raging, and being close to Affrica in that moment felt right.
She shook her head. “Yeah, I’m fine. You don’t need to get into fights on my behalf, but thanks.”
Her skin burned beneath his fingertips, messing with his head. It had been a long time since he had been compelled to protect anyone. Yet something about Affrica made him want to guard her. To cover her in cotton wool and keep her safe.
Sam pitched a hand against the wall above her shoulder and inhaled her honeyed fragrance mixed with hints of crisp citrus. What had she done to him? They hadn’t even ordered dinner and already he was contemplating kissing her. Tone it back, man.
The rise and fall of Affrica’s chest quickened, and the fire inside him dove south.
An abrupt cacophony of giggles erupted from farther down the staircase. Sam didn’t glance at the strangers; he couldn’t pull his gaze from Affrica’s parted, glossy lips. He wondered if they tasted as sweet as they looked.
Affrica’s attention was drawn to the people who stomped up the stairs as they passed, a frown capturing her brow. She slipped out from under his arm. “Let’s get going.”
He battled the fumes in his head and stared at the way the fabric of her dress rode up the backs of her thighs, dancing across her butt, teasing him. Girls had always vied for his attention, but he’d never wanted any of them the way he did Affrica. Was it because she wasn’t jumping all over him but playing hard to get? He adjusted his belt buckle and strode up after her, taking two steps at a time.
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About Sidney Valentine

Sidney Valentine
Sidney Valentine is an Aussie girl who loves everything about traveling. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and spends her time exploring the wild outdoors. But she always carries with her a writing pad in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. While she works in marketing during the day, she never stops writing her romance stories set in Australia as a way to rejuvenate from the bustle of the real world. She is often found at local coffee shops with her laptop, writing about people falling in love.
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Book Tour + Excerpt and Giveaway: Thicker Than Blood by Anne Marie Citro

How can you feel safest
with the person who has hurt you the most?
Thicker Than Blood
Anne Marie Citro
Series: Sistas Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
Publication Date: May 5, 2017
Every paramedic’s worst nightmare is to arrive at the scene of a horrific accident and find out that the victim is someone they love. Or, in Caden Ross’s case, the woman he used to love. It took two years to finally get over Dakota and move on with his life, or so Caden believed, until he has to face the thought of a world without her. Nothing could have prepared the handsome, headstrong off-duty paramedic for the emotional upheaval of keeping the woman he once thought would be his forever alive.
Dakota Martineau appeared to have the world in the palm of her hand. She is beautiful, kind, has an adoring family, including her best friend and identical twin sister. She has a passion for incorporating her love of life, family, and her cultural background into her dream job with special needs kids. Then, in a life-altering crash, she discovers just how fragile life is. Thankful to be surrounded by an incredible group of friends who will help heal, not just her body, but also her soul, she knows she should be happy she is alive and on the mend, but Dakota is still tormented by the loss of her one true love.
How can you feel safe with the one person who hurt you the most? What road will Caden and Dakota take when they discover fate wreaked havoc on everything they thought was true?
I adore all of Citro's books.
This book keeps you reading. It's a journey that takes you through overcoming tragedy, overcoming lots and lots of heartbreak from family and lovers, and it teaches you the power of friendship and trusting with your heart.
- Kristin Campbell, Goodreads Reviewer

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An Excerpt From Thicker Than Blood

“The door opened, and Dakota’s brother Maurice walked in with a stricken look. Koko was behind him, cradled by Brayden while she cried. Caden heard the girls all gasp, and then they started to cry, too.

He felt the blood drain from his face as the world tilted. He braced for the worst. They were going to tell him she didn’t make it. No, please, I want a second chance. He had to find out what her desperate declaration had meant in the car. He had to know.

He looked to Maurice for answers. “Tell me please.”

Maurice looked at Caden’s face, feeling sorry for him for the first time in over two years, realizing Caden still cared for his baby sister. He never knew why they had broken up. All he knew was she had been devastated, and he resented Caden for that.

“She’s still in surgery, but they believe she had a stroke on the table. Some Thrombotic—”

“A vascular bleed stroke, probably caused by the removal of the metal piece. It must have torn one of the main arteries to her brain,” Caden finished with the proper diagnosis.

“Yes,” Maurice replied. “The doctor said as much but they don’t know how much damage has been done. That was one of the assisting doctors. The surgeon is still working on her, and will come out and talk to us after he’s done.”

Caden’s paramedic training took over as he calmly explained the diagnosis to everyone gathered around. “They can’t determine the damage until she comes out of the anesthetic, when they can assess the location of the stroke. The doctors will look for neurological deficits, abnormalities in her mental status, and lack of movement in her limbs. All we can hope for is that they were able to repair the vein and minimal damage occurred.”

“Oh no, that doesn’t sound good at all,” Jocelyn replied on a cry as her hand flew to cover her heart.

“No, don’t misunderstand me,” Caden replied quickly, realizing he was freaking them out more. “Dakota is a very strong, healthy young woman, and that will all work to her advantage. If there is any damage, she will be able to have physical therapy and reteach her body everything she might have lost.” 

“She works in conjunction with the physical therapists all the time. She will know how important her therapy is,” Taya jumped in. “I know her; she will have the determination to get better as soon as possible. Girls, remember when her student Naz had his stroke? She went to the hospital every other day to help him work on his physical therapy. If I remember correctly, she performed reiki, too. I’m sure he was back at school months before the doctors projected.”

“Caden watched as Koko’s face changed from concern to disgust as she listened to Dakota’s friends talk about Dakota’s talent in healing Naz’s little body.

“Are you serious? You can’t honestly believe in that mumbo-jumbo crap. Running your hands over someone’s body and pretending to heal it,” Koko scoffed. “I thought you girls were smarter than that.”

Ryder being Ryder, and not used to censoring his speech, spoke out of turn and nearly got them all kicked out. “Hope the witch didn’t park her broomstick too close to my car.”

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UNDER HER WINGS (Sistas Book 1)
Have you ever wondered why you were so lucky? Then you wake up to find every you cherished is gone. You don’t fit into your life without the people who defined it. So, you run. You run as fast and as far as you can. Then you smash into them!
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LYRICS HEART & SOUL (Sistas Book 2)
Can the misfits of society considered substandard and their child/ youth worker teach a broken man that has no heart how to love? Can love and trust be taught? Ryder has what every person strives for yet it isn’t worth having if you have no one to share it with.
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About Anne Marie Citro

Anne Marie Citro
Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favorite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers, that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes.
Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her lifelong dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunts her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader and enjoys about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband's Harley and throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world. Anne Marie is excited and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for her life.
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