Friday, October 17, 2014

#NewRelease ~ Burst Into Flames ~ Romance

Burst Into Flame by Lyssa Layne



Book Description

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

-Albert Schweitzer

For Dr. Katy Garrity, life is a whirlwind, and the New York Fire Department is the heart of the storm. After claiming so many people she loved, including her own husband, Katy is left adrift, trying to keep up with a busy career, a baby son, and her loving extended family.

Her only anchor is Jesse O'Neil, her late husband's best friend. The charming former playboy has put his entire life on hold to care for Katy and her son. It's inevitable that sparks will flare between them, but all of life seems to be conspiring to keep them apart. Especially Katy's own heart, which shies away from trusting another firefighter.

Will the flames of passion burst into a lifetime of love? Or will secrets burn away their connection, causing Dr. Garrity to be burned again?


Don’t forget to add Love is a Fire to your bookshelf on Goodreads!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22365326-love-is-a-fire?from_search=true 


About the Author
Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.


Social Links

Blog: http://lyssalayne.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lyssalayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/layne_lyssa

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/authorlyssalayn/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lyssa-Layne/e/B00KP1Y5BY

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8280977.Lyssa_Layne

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lyssa-layne

Excerpt 
Jesse crumbled the cup in his hand and tossed it on the ground. When he turned around, Patrick Doyle ran into him. Shoving Doyle against the fire truck, Jesse fisted his shirt and moved his face within inches of the other man’s. “Watch where you’re going, asshole.”

Immediately, Lieutenant Dan Murphy, or Murph as the guys called him, pulled Jesse off the younger fireman. “Come on, O’Neil, let him go.”

Doyle avoided making eye contact with Jesse just like he always did since the accident. The accident that Doyle caused that killed his best friend, Nick Garrity. It had been over a year ago, but Jesse hadn’t let it go and he wasn’t sure he ever would. The whole situation pissed him offlosing his best friend, watching Katy’s heartbreak, and knowing her son was being raised without a father. Jesse shoved Doyle one more time then walked away before he did something he would regret.

Murph followed him and patted his back. “Jesse, you’re going to have to let it go.”

Jesse spun around to face Murph, his eyebrows furrowed and anger seethed in his eyes. “Let it go? He’s responsible for killing the best firefighter Engine 58’s ever seen! We should have let him quit when he asked.”

Murph shook his head. “You don’t mean that. Garrity put his life on the line for that kid. If he quit then, Nick he would have done it for no reason. It’s our job now to make him one of the best we have on our crew.” Murph clamped his hand on Jesse’s shoulder and squeezed tightly. “Jesse, you need to do this for Nick.”

Takeovers
During the week of the blog tour, I will be doing Facebook takeovers. Please include the takeover for the day you post or you’re welcome to post the entire schedule if you’d like. If I could do a takeover on your page, please let me know.

Here is the schedule:

October 13 Rosie’s Book Heaven 6PM-8PM CT

October 14 TBA

October 15 TBA

October 16 One Click Addict Group 7PM-PM CT

October 17 Sassy Southern Book Blog 7PM-8PM CT

October 18 Two Unruly Girls 7PM-8PM CT

October 19 TBA

Please list in your blog post a Rafflecopter code for the giveaway. I will announce winners once the blog tour is complete.

Prizes include:
1 e-book of Love is a Fire by Lyssa Layne

1 e-book of Burst Into Flame by Lyssa Layne

1 e-book of Unhurt by K.S. Thomas

1 e-book of Love & Deception by Chantel Rhondeau

1 e-book of Art of Love by Michele Shriver

1 e-book of A Masterpiece of Our Love by Nikki Barrett

2 pieces of jewelry from Rosey Johnny

AND the coolest prize of all, naming rights of one of the characters in the third book of the Burning Lovesick series

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Burst Into Flame is book #2 in the Burning Lovesick series. The first book is Love is a Fire. This is the info on that book if you want to include it as well.

Book Description

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn your house down, you can never tell.” -Joan Crawford

Dr. Katy Malone has sworn off love after losing those she loves most in her life including her father, a member of the FDNY. She has decided to spend her time focusing on her medical research. Her ex-fiancée, and fellow doctor, isn't ready to give up on loving her though.

Firefighter Nick Garrity is on a search for the future Mrs. Garrity. As he pushes thirty, with no prospects in sight, he's afraid he'll never find her. A devoted member of FDNY, he loves the thrill of his job and the satisfaction it brings him. He strives to teach the proby firefighter, Patrick Doyle, the ropes and pass on his passion to him.

When Doyle tries to impress the guys on the crew, he ends up in the care of Dr. Katy Malone. One look at Dr. Malone and Nick knows he's found his future wife but can he convince her to love again?

Buy Links
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KLSLF8W

Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-is-a-fire-lyssa-layne/1119627466?ean=2940149385003

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/love-is-a-fire-1

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Parker Harris Series Tour - Guest Post


~~Guest Post~~

Book signing Horror Story

My first Book Signing was the worst I'd been to because of the person that was seated next to me.  The author next to me greeted me by asking the name of my book and telling me they'd never heard of it. They then proceeded to tell me about how famous they are (I'd never heard of their book either) and about how famous they could make me. I smiled and nodded and listened to their rants about all the conventions they had done, etc. And listened to them tell me how my book was underpriced, my story idea was “cute” and commenting that “hopefully I’ll at least sell enough to pay for my table so it’s not a waste.” The author didn’t know the person running the convention was an old family friend who gave me the table for free or that it was my first signing and that I really did it for experience, not to be famous or make a ton of money. I wanted people to read my book to the point that I charged the amount I paid for them with the shipping costs. Then throughout the day I watched as the author lured people in with the same line over and over, "Hey check out this book I wrote when you weren't looking." Most people gave a chuckle and started to walk away until the author stated that their book was being made into a movie. Suddenly people were handing over $25 for this book they'd never heard of signed by an author, hoping their book would be worth something. The author lied about the movie by giving a "Production company" name that when looked up was a home video service. The author then "made a movie" in their own back yard.  The other nightmare part of the signing was that the spouse of the author decided to tell me about their intimate time together and there was a vast age difference between the two, thirty years worth. It was the longest two days of my life. Luckily my second book signing went great! I met a lot of fantastic authors who have become some of my favorites now.



Cascades of Moonlight
The Parker Harris Series Book 1
Pages: 259
Publication Date: May 13, 2012


***UPDATED VERSION 07/11/13****
Parker Harris was a normal teenage girl with a normal teenage life. That was true until two years ago when she was bitten by a werewolf, forcing her to endure the painful shifting each month during the full moon. She has kept this secret from everyone she loves. One day a stranger enters her small town and knows this secret. Nothing ever happens in the small town of Cascade Idaho, and new people rarely move in, but its Parker's senior year now and two new faces show up in town.  Shortly after their arrival, there is a brutal murder which becomes the first in Cascades history.

Dreams, Spells, and Moonlit Tales 
The Parker Harris Series Book 2
Pages: 278
Publication Date: December 18, 2012

Parker Harris desires a normal life, but it's just not in the cards for her. Parker is a werewolf. She has been for three years now. It’s the summer after she graduated high school and she is preparing for college. If only grades and college classes were her only worries. Parker and Jackie are trying to mend their fractured friendship from her betrayal. Jackie and Mitchell are working on their relationship, fighting jealousy and trust issues of their own. Quinn, a vampire, is the love of Parker’s life. He begins to look into his family’s past and what he finds is not pretty. In fact, it could mean the end for his relationship with Parker. A mistake from Parker's past is revealed and proves to be more enormous than she realized. Dreams—Parker is having dreams and visions of Will. She can’t decipher real from illusion it seems. Spells—Charisma, a new friend to the group, brings magic into the fold. Moonlit Tales—it seems that the full moon is not only a time for Parker to feel the pain of shifting. It’s also a time for unexplained occurrences and secrets being revealed. Can Parker and Quinn's love survive the obstacles they encounter? Is Jackie trustworthy? Are Parker’s feelings for Mitchell becoming too strong for her to ignore? Dreams, Spells, and Moonlit Tales summarize the events of Parker's life in this book.



The Dark Moon
 The Parker Harris Series Book 3
Pages: 251
Publication Date: May 5, 2013

This book picks up from the moment we left off in book two. Quinn received a call from Parker stating Will is alive. Quinn drops everything to rush to her aid. Will he make it in time or will his father stop him? Parker and Mitchell's feelings are not going away and they begin to take a toll on Mitchell's relationship with Jackie. Everyone seems to have a secret they are keeping from Parker and it seems they have feel "there's something she should know" and now is the time. Parker is overwhelmed with all the new information coming her way. Parker's secret life as a werewolf is on the brink of being exposed.




The Cold Moon 
Novella
The Parker Harris Series Book #3.5
 YA Paranormal
Releasing: Aug 22


This is a story told from Mitchell's point of view. This is Book 3.5 in The Parker Harris Series. This novella is broken into three parts: The Change: In this portion we will learn what events happened leading to Mitchell's change into a vampire and how he dealt with it. Lupita and Fangs: The story of how their friendship blossomed into something more. What Happens Next: The lead in to the spin-off series, The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles. We'll learn what happened to the fab four after The Dark Moon ended. We'll also meet a new character who will be pivotal to Crispin's story




The Shimmering Pool
The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles Book #1 
(spin-off from Parker Harris)
 YA Fantasy
Releasing: Oct

Crispin Sinclair isn't your average teenage boy. He inherited precognitive dreams from his mother who died during childbirth. His other unique quality was inherited from his father; Crispin is a werewolf. Growing up as a supernatural being in a world that doesn't know they exist is difficult to say the least. Crispin's been lucky that his family is made up of supernaturals; witches, vampires, and werewolves. As he begins to obtain his werewolf abilities, his life will be thrown into turmoil placing everyone he loves in danger.

Amytha Roberts feels like the most ordinary girl in the world. She was adopted at age five but not by your traditional idea of parents; her mom's a werewolf and her dad's a vampire. Amytha's best friend Crispin is a werewolf with futuristic dream abilities, while she is a normal sixteen year old girl surrounded by paranormal beings. Stories of Amytha's past begin to surface causing her family to investigate more into where she came from.


Crispin and Amytha take turns telling this story of being in a family that you choose, being abnormal in a normal world, and the importance of friendship. Together they will go on adventures into a faraway place where they'll encounter new creatures and discover truths they never imagined.




Author Bio

Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls. She married Daniel McClung in September 2005 and they currently reside just outside of Nashville. She graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1996. In 2002 obtained her general certification in medical coding and billing and in 2009 she obtained a specialty certification in Hospital medical coding and billing. Amy and her husband are both fans of fantasy novels as well as avid movie collectors. The Parker Harris Series is the first series of books by this author. Cascades of Moonlight is Book #1, Dreams, Spells, and Moonlit Tales is Book #2, and The Dark Moon Book #3 and The Cold Moon Book #3.5 a Novella from Mitchell's POV. Her second series is a New Adult Contemporary Romance, The Southern Devotion Series, with each book having as a standalone novel with crossover characters. The first book in that series is For the Love of Gracie. Curves in the Road is her newest release as Book 3 in the NA series. Her favorite past times include watching movies, drawing, and reading fantasy novels. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life. Her current work in progress is a spin-off of The Parker Harris Series called "The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles" that will be released in October 2014 as a YA Fantasy series. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Steamy Contemporary Romance - Leah's Seduction




Leah's Seduction 
(A Rinaldi Romance)

by Emily Jane Trent

Released September, 2014


Series Description

“Leah’s Seduction” is a steamy romance between Gianni Rinaldi, a successful New York businessman, and Leah Ivers, a college graduate pursuing a career in marketing. They meet when their careers collide, and Gianni is intent on discovering if Leah is the author of a journal that has fallen into his hands. The pages are filled with handwritten confessions of a woman’s fantasies, and Gianni becomes obsessed with both the journal, and the woman he believes wrote it. The story unfolds over a series of novellas. Each is an episode in the ongoing tale of seduction into the secrets of the fashion industry, and the temptations of love.

Gianni Rinaldi was introduced in the Touched By You series, the endearing romance of Tanner and Natalie. He was the owner of GR Showroom, and showcased Natalie’s fashions. He was a source of jealousy for Tanner, although his relationship with Natalie was strictly professional. But he was deeply involved in his own romance, which you can now read about in “Leah’s Seduction.” 





BOOK ONE
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23119219-leah-s-seduction?from_search=true

Description

Wealthy entrepreneur, Gianni Rinaldi, meets a woman that doesn’t appear to be his type. He pursues her, thinking she might be the author of a journal he has become obsessed with. Leah Ivers is the woman he seduces. At first, his goal is to determine if she wrote the sexual fantasies in the diary. But the way Gianni and Leah respond to each other takes the relationship deeper, and both get more than they expect.




Blurb


Gianni Rinaldi is one of the most eligible bachelors in the fashion scene in New York. By accident, a journal filled with a woman’s most intimate fantasies falls into his hands. He is driven to find the author of the sensual writings when he meets Leah, and suspects it might be her. The quest to discover if she is that woman unexpectedly turns into a sexual relationship that quickly spins out of control. Will the woman he wants submit to his terms?

Leah Ivers has landed a job as a marketing coordinator in one of the fashion showrooms of New York. Her passion bubbles to the surface when she meets Gianni at an industry event. Knowing she is not his type, Leah is surprised by his interest in her. Intimate encounters make it clear that he can satisfy her as no man has before. How much is she willing to give up, in order to have him?


Excerpt


“There was a connection between them. When he gazed at her, Leah transformed into a stunning beauty before his eyes. It was as though his look was the sunshine she required to thrive. Gianni had to get a grip. He couldn’t let all of this go to his head. 

He needed to keep things in perspective, which was difficult. Because the way she had looked at him had affected him. Too much. And not in a way he’d anticipated, allowing just that little bit of control to slip through his fingers. 

It was better to rein things in early. Before the situation slipped from his grasp. He wanted Leah again. And what he hoped to do with her hadn’t changed. As long as she didn’t start to expect more, it could work. But even as he thought it, Gianni was riddled with doubt. 

No woman had affected him this way before. He should just walk away. He didn’t need this, and he had plenty of women to call on. Any urge he had, or could dream up, could be satisfied. So why deal with such complexities?”




BOOK  TWO


Description

Gianni and Leah deepen the relationship, even though both are fighting it for different reasons. Being together could be disastrous, both personally and for their careers. Yet the attraction is too strong for either to let go. An opportunity to travel to Amsterdam may bring them closer together.


Blurb

Gianni is affected by Leah in a way he doesn’t expect. The way she responds to him pushes the limits of his control, and the relationship heats up. Can he keep his distance, or will her passion be his undoing?
Leah doesn’t want the dream to end. Being with Gianni has changed her, making her fear she’s in over her head. But she cannot turn away. Can she face the depth of her desire?


Excerpt
“Many times Leah had contemplated what was happening, and couldn’t say for sure that it was healthy for her. The way Gianni led her into acts that had a taste of the forbidden turned her on. And she couldn’t have pulled back, even if she had wanted to. 

Not that she did. Her concern was about becoming dependent upon Gianni, when he had made no commitment to her. Nor did she expect him to. The thought of losing the intimacies she shared with him was too much to face. So she pushed it aside, and accepted the present for what it was. And for as long as it would last.”



BOOK  THREE
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23119230-leah-s-seduction?from_search=true


Description

While away in Amsterdam, the relationship heats up. Gianni stops being careful with Leah, and pushes past earlier limits. She becomes more attached to him, but he keeps his distance. When she challenges him, everything blows up, and Gianni has to make a decision. And Leah has to take a risk that will change her life.


Blurb

Gianni won’t talk about his past, or any woman he has been with before. The reasons run deep. He maneuvers Leah so she won’t ask. More enthralled with her sexuality, Gianni takes bold steps to guide her deeper into his world. But can he give Leah what she really wants?
Leah hides her love from Gianni, trying to abide by his rules. But it is more difficult after a weekend away where she sees past his cold façade. She thinks her love is enough for both of them, until everything explodes. Will Gianni grant her demand? Can he?


Excerpt

“Wanting to be with him just might overshadow Leah’s life if she didn’t be careful. There had to be a limit. She couldn’t continue to give all if Gianni wouldn’t. 

Giving him an ultimatum was out of the question. A man like Gianni wouldn’t respond to such a demand. He did what he wanted, and didn’t seem persuaded by what others wanted of him. Yet he showed that he cared about her in many ways. 

Why couldn’t she be satisfied with his pampering of her? Dates with Gianni were the stuff of fairytales, and sex with him was straight out of her personal fantasies. Did she have to be so greedy, and demand love too?”





BOOK FOUR
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23257495-leah-s-seduction?ac=1

Description

Glimpses of Gianni’s billionaire lifestyle are revealed. And the more Leah’s understands, the more she loves him. He becomes controlling in new ways, and the intensity causes their passion to blaze to life. When Gianni takes Leah to meet his family for Thanksgiving, he fears he has given the wrong impression. Quickly, he regains control, but the heated scene that follows begins to crumble the walls around Gianni’s heart.


Blurb


Gianni is emotionally distant, despite his vow to try and open his heart. Yet his craving for Leah only increases. If he lets it go further, Gianni will be forced to reveal secrets that could tear them apart. How long can he wait? Will he tell her the truth?


Leah is swept up in the power of her love for Gianni, but she knows he is holding something back. As much as she wants to please him, there are limits. And when Gianni pushes her too far, she fights back. Yet she knows there is a dark secret that torments him. Can she persuade him to tell? Or will the past be their undoing?


Excerpt

Leah writes:

“Gianni says he is greedy, but I am just as greedy as he. The intimate scenes are not enough for me. I want the heart of the man who gives me such immense pleasure.

I want to hear the words. I long for the day when Gianni tells me that he loves me. Sometimes I think maybe he does, but cannot admit it. Why that is, I’m not sure. Over the weekend I was tempted to pry the past from him. There is something he holds close to the chest, something he has not yet shared. I think it has to do with a woman. That’s my intuition about it. And I want to ask, but I don’t think he is quite ready to tell me.”




About the Author 

Emily Jane Trent is a true romantic at heart. She writes steamy romantic stories about characters you'll get to know and love. If you like a love story with sex scenes that sizzle and a story that involves you both intellectually and emotionally, you'll find her books are for you.