Monday, January 19, 2015

His secrets will destroy the girl she is... His Angel by Kim Blalock @KMNbooks @kimblalockAngel #giveaway

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Karen: Let’s start with you telling the readers a little about yourself.
    
Kimberly: I am from Kansas City, Mo. I am a wife and mother of four amazing children, when I’m not taking care of my children you can find me reading, writing, or working my “day” job as an on call hospice RN

Karen: Tell us a little about the story. What inspired you to write this tale?

Kimberly: His Angel released on Dec 31st 2014. I wanted to write a story about an amazing hero that would do anything and go as far as he could to save his angel.


Karen: Evan Young is the hero of the story. What is he like What is his first impression when he meets Abby, the heroine of the story?

Kimberly: He’s deep, Evan has a lot to hide. But, he’s sexy and loyal which I think makes up for the secrets. He is absolutely taken back by her. To Evan Abby is the most pure thing he has ever come across in his dark world.

Karen: Tell us about this first meeting. What does she think of the hero?
    
Kimberly:  The first time Abby meets Evan is for her, a “blind date” that her best friend Amy set up. Abby is in complete awe and she knows instantly that she wants him, but she is fighting some inner turmoil and doesn’t admit it right away.

Karen: What are your current projects and works in progress?

Kimberly: Currently, I’m finishing up My Demons which is book #2 of the Angel Trilogy.

Karen: Tell the readers where they can find you:

Kimberly: Website / Facebook Author Page / Goodreads link / Amazon Author Page
Twitter: @kimblalockAngel
Author email: kblalock87@icloud.com

Karen: Is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?

Kimberly: Yes thank you! I would like for them to know I am just a girl that loves to create fiction and I’m so excited to get to know every single one of them!

Karen:Are you going to run a contest? If so what will you be giving away as the prize? 

Kimberly: Yes, I'm giving away a $25.00 Amazon GC
Thank you so very much, Karen!

Karen: Thank you, Kimberly, for being here today! I wish you the very best!!

Title: His Angel
Series: The Angel Trilogy #1
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Publication Date: December 31, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance (18+)

About the Book
When Evan Young walks into Abigale Hayes’s life she falls; mind, body, and soul for the man she thinks he is, having no idea that the secrets he holds in his hands will destroy the girl she is.  Abby must decide how the truth will affect the relationship that has her craving more with every breath she takes and how she will take revenge into her own hands. Evan will die to protect Abby and will kill for her too. The events that unfold will change who Abigale Hayes is forever.



About the Author
Kimberly has been writing since she was a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Mo. Reading and writing has always been a big part of her life. She enjoys a world she can get lost in while reading a good book. A wife and mother to four beautiful children she decided she wasn’t busy enough. She spent some time chasing down fugitives as a bounty hunter then laid down her hand cuffs and finished her college degree in nursing.

Kimberly loves discovering new music to jam out to and loves anything that’s different. Her many interests include Google, you heard it! Google. If you need to know any unusual or interesting fact she has searched it and can recite it. Her motto is: Why be the same as everyone else when you can stand out?

When Kimberly isn’t writing or playing superhero for her children, she takes care of her patients as a Registered nurse in the field of hospice.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

La Contessa and the Marquis by Lindsay Downs @ldowns2966 @KMNbooks #regency #ebook

Karen: The talented Lindsay Downs is here to today to give us a sneak peek at his upcoming release, La Contessa and The Marquis! Enjoy!

Lindsay: Thank you very much for having me visit you and your blog to introduce my newest regency cozy mystery series, Rogues and Rakehells Mystery. The first book in the series, La Contessa and The Marquis is currently available for preorder with its release set for Monday, Jan 19, 2015.
As I’m not sure where you, the readers of this post, live in the world I’ve included all the Amazon buy link for your convenience. 

About the Book
When Bianca Maria Ledford Goretti, La Contessa de Massa, flees back to her homeland and the safety of her godmother, The Duchess of Gorham, little does she realize who’s arms she lands in.
Lord Rainer Cross, Marquis of Hathaway, is a well-known and dangerous rakehell within the ton. Little does he suspect his godmother has set him up to halt his skirt chasing days.

Over time the reason for Bianca’s return comes to light which has Rainer deeply concerned. Not sure who he can trust Rainer turns to has several of his more interesting staff. He has them use their talents to ferret out the truth.

Everything get more complicated when they learn a friend might not be who he claims to be. Not sure who to trust, except Rainer and the duchess, Bianca learns several startling facts which could protect her from harm.
Once everything is revealed the duchess steps in with a surprise, something neither could have ever seen coming.

Excerpt-
Rainer Cross, Marquis of Hathaway, settled his shoulder against a pillar where he’d ensconced himself so he could overlook the ballroom. A warning glare to several want to be rakes was all that was needed to send them scurrying back to their mommas.
With a renewed resolve, to search down one particular individual, his piercing blue eyes studied the throng of ladies. Some too old but searching for a lover, even if for a brief tryst. Others on the hunt for a husband of which he had no interest, at least with them, as he already had his sights set on one person in particular.
Granted, he’d not seen her, except from a distance, but if the reports were to be believed she was, without a doubt the most beautiful lady, the truest diamond, to ever grace the ton.
Then, as if Venus rising from the ocean, she appeared at the top of the grand ballroom vestibule. He could feel the air rush from his lungs, something he’d never experienced before, as he fixed his gaze on her.
Seeing her in the flesh, as it were, he knew all the whispers circulating about had been true. Without a doubt she was the most beautifully, enchanting and mysterious woman he ever set his eyes upon.
He was pleased to see she was conversing animatedly with an elderly, heavily bejewelled woman. From where he was standing and the angle of the matron, Rainer wasn’t able to see her face.
“As long as she’s not my godmother, then I most assuredly will gain an introduction to the Contessa,” he mumbled to himself.
Due to the loud voices, so everyone could be heard over the musicians, he didn’t hear their presentation. His only concern was the woman accompanying the contessa as he already knew her name- Bianca Maria Ledford Goretti, La Contessa de Massa. Levering himself off the pillar he started toward them, still unable to see who her chaperone was when a friend, another fellow rake, stopped him.
“Rain, I do hope you’re not going after that delicate morsel, as I’ve it on excellent authority she’s eaten up and spit out several lords,” Tony, or more precisely Anthony Fuller, Earl of Wyatt, his friend from their days at Eton then university, informed him.
“My dear friend if she does, then I’ll die a happy man for la Contessa is a gem whom I wish to possess.”
“Ah, and that’s the rub. After she dismisses you she’ll then tread over your heart leaving nothing but a shell of a man. Trust me on this for I’m sure you’ve heard the rumour her first husband died mysteriously.”
“Tony, the only lady I fear is my godmother. If you’ll excuse me I’m going to attempt an introduction,” Rainer told him. With a pat on Tony’s shoulder he stepped around his friend and started for the divan where both ladies had settled.
As he made his way forward he wasn’t surprised to see both women had already collected a small group of young ladies around them. What he found amusing were several swains on the outskirts, all trying to be noticed by either lady.
Upon seeing a frontal assault was out of the question Rainer selected to attack from the rear. Stepping into an adjourning, but linked, alcove he easily approached them and came to a halt within feet of his object.
“Damn. I thought she wasn’t in town,” he mumbled on spying his nemesis, best known as his godmother, The Duchess of Gorham.

Purchase your copy at Amazon-


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About the Author
I’ve been an avid readers ever since I was old enough to hold a red leather bound first edition copy of Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake in my lap.

So it only seemed natural at some point in my life I take up pen and paper to start writing. Over time my skills slightly improved which I attribute to my English teachers.

My breakthrough came about in the mid 1970’s when I read a historical romance written by Sergeanne Golon, Angelique. This French husband and wife team opened my eyes to the real world of fiction. Stories about romance, beautiful damsels, handsome heroes and plots which kept me hooked. Of course, being a man, I had to keep my reading hidden from others as that wasn’t appropriate reading for men.

With this new found appreciation of the written word I took up other books and devoured them as a starving person would a plate of food. I them attempted to write again. I still wasn’t satisfied so I put it aside for years as other events entered my life.

Finally, in the early years of the new millennium I tried again to write and once again met with limited success. At least now I was able to get past the first page or two. Then, in 2006 a life changing event brought me back to my love, I took a job as a security officer. This allowed me plenty of time to read different genres.

My favourite was regency. As I poured through everyone I could get my hands on I knew this could be something I wanted to attempt.

Since 2012 when my debut regency romantic suspense released I was hooked and have, except for a few contemporaries, focused on this genre.
Since 2012 I’ve lived in central Texas. I’m also a member of Romance Writers of America and their local chapter.

Where you can find the author here:


Karen: Lindsay, thanks so much for sharing your trailer and an excerpt! I'm intrigued!
I wish you the very best success and happy writing!


Dreamtime Sensuality by David Russell @KMNbooks #books #giveaway

Karen: We have the talented David Russell here today to tell us about his romance anthology, Dreamtime Sensuality!  

***Giveaway: David is offering a copy of one of his books to one lucky commenter. Read on to find out what you must do to be a winner!

David, let’s start with you telling the readers a little about yourself.

David: b. 1940. Resident in the UK. Writer of poetry, literary criticism, speculative fiction and romance. Main poetry collection Prickling Counterpoints (1998); poems published in online International Times. Main speculative works High Wired On (2002); Rock Bottom (2005). Translation of Spanish epic La Araucana, Amazon 2013. Romances: Self’s Blossom; Explorations; Further Explorations; Therapy Rapture; Darlene, An Ecstatic Rendezvous (all pub Extasy (Devine Destinies). Singer-songwriter/guitarist. Main CD albums Bacteria Shrapnel and Kaleidoscope Concentrate. Many tracks on You Tube, under ‘Dave Russell’

Karen: Dreamtime Sensuality is your new release. Tell us a little about the story. What inspired you to write this tale?

David: I wanted to explore the theme of premeditated seduction. I was much inspired by the French surrealist novel The Girl Beneath the Lion by André Pieyre de Mandiargues.

Karen: Hector, Ferdinand, Stefano and Gareth are the heroes of the four stories in the anthology. What are they like? What are first impressions when they meet, respectively, Bethesda, Hecate, Romona and Verona, the heroines of the stories?

David: They are shy, reserved, sensitive men. Each one of them is immediately fascinated by his heroine at first sight, and feel a deep challenge to their courage.

Karen: Tell us about this first meeting in the first story of the anthology. What does Bethesda think of Hector?

David: In the first story, Bethesda gets a delicious voyeuristic introduction to Hector via the windows of their adjacent flats. He strikes her as intense but manageable. 

Karen: What are your current projects and works in progress?

David: A story called Zenobia, pursuing the activities of one of the characters in Dreamtime Sensuality.

Karen: Tell the readers where they can find you:

Karen: Is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?

David: I am also working on a mythological story involving time-travel.

Karen: I love time-travel tales. I look forward to hearing more about your story!

 
Readers you can purchase a copy of Dreamtime Sensuality at:
Devine Destinies / Amazon UK / Amazon US / Barnes and Noble

Now for the information about the Giveaway: 
David is offering a copy of one of his books to one lucky commenter. All you need to do is leave a comment or ask a question and you'll be entered to win! Don't forget to leave your email so David may contact you if you should win. Good Luck!


Now enjoy a sneak peek...

Blurb:
The characters in this quartet of stories are intelligent, sensitive and literary. They are also supremely voyeuristic and open-minded. Their intelligence is counterbalanced by inhibitions, which they can only lose by premeditated seduction scenarios, which relate intimately to their professional, creative and cultural lives. The great effort each couple puts into arranging a scenario seems to enhance the quality of the experience. A great source of inspiration for this and other works has been the novel The Girl Beneath the Lion by André Pieyre de Mandiargues.

Excerpt:

Hecate read some verses of Sappho, which she felt totally appropriate to his slender grace, so nearly androgynous. She quoted a phrase demanding his fixed, concentrated stare into her eyes. The eye contact was clinched Hecate’s introduction was a quote from her.

Ferdinand responded to the prompt; he knew what he had to do—gradually, at intervals, he removed his garments one by one as she breathily read the hypnotic, seductive phrases.

His garments came off with ease and grace, he obviously had some long-repressed desire to do this. At last, he stood before her, beautiful, naked, and slender. Somehow, his spirit prevailed over his earlier reticence, he shed his shyness with his clothing. Since she saw him in trunks, Hecate anticipated this moment with such relish. If the pool had been empty when they were there, she would have taken them off there, or in the shower. Perhaps something could happen, or even be premeditated in the future, on a deserted beach, secluded amid the dunes.

She handed him a volume of the collected poems of John Donne. “Now, I think you know which one I want you to read me. Hmm…while we’ve been working together, I bet you’ve had some reveries of me undressing, you undressing me.”

“I have to admit that is so and I know which poem you mean, it’s Elegy Nineteen—To His Mistress Going to Bed.

“We really are on the same wavelength darling. I had learned of that poem as a young girl, with a desperate desire one day to enact it. Every word of it struck home as I disrobed alone, for years I yearned for that lovely partner to give me those instructions live.”

Ferdinand beamed, then quoted from near the end of the poem referring to the poet’s nakedness at the beginning of the action. Then he proceeded to read, with his lovely, hypnotic voice.      

He really made Hecate’s girdle feel like Saturn’s rings As she undid her sash and cast it down, she felt her abdomen was bathed in heavenly light, visible only to spiritual eyes.

The request to remove her ‘breastplate’ gave her an etheric shudder. Taking off the brooch at the top of her dress felt like casting away a shield, affirming that strife and combat had been replaced by love.

In response to the exhortation to unlace, she felt deliciously nervous as her fingers twitched on her zips and buttons.

As the gown went off following the next command, Hecate felt she had emerged from a perennial cocoon, that she was the sun liberated from the constricting veils of night.
As for a ‘coronet’, Hecate was only wearing a slide, but removing it certainly helped her locks flow freely.

It was great to feel liberated from footwear; earlier on her high heels had felt so sexy. But now her stockinged feet tingled with electric desire. 

Karen: David, thank you so much for being here today. I wish you the best success with your books!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cover Unmasked: Wish for Me by A. Star #WishReveal @dianthajones @KMNbooks




Series: The Djinn Order, Act One
Publication Date: March 2015
Genre: New Adult Steampunk Fantasy

Three wishes. Two lovers. One destiny.

When the snarky Glory St. Pierre discovers the gold mechanical vase in her deceased grandmother’s basement, she has no idea that she has uncovered a priceless treasure: a genie lamp. With a real genie inside. A very sexy genie with a not-so-sexy grudge against the entire human race.

Irving Amir hates being called a genie. He’s a Djinn, and he is none too happy to be in the service of Glory, who is as intolerable, and beautiful, as humans come. Now he owes her his gratitude for freeing him and three wishes. Damn his luck.

But an arrow through the shoulder alerts Irving to the fact that he is being hunted, and after a truce dinner with Glory ends with them both almost being killed, hating each other goes right out the window. As feelings change and love starts to develop, they must dig through the secrets and lies to find the truth...a truth neither of them will ever see coming.

WARNING: Not suitable for ages 18 and under. A significant source of bad language, sexy times, and dirty jokes. If you suffer from a lack of a sense of humor, take with plenty of wine. If the symptom persists, see a doctor.





Designed by: Deranged Doctor Design
Series: The Djinn Order, Act Two
Publication Date: TBD
Genre: New Adult Steampunk Fantasy

The Dream Of Me synopsis will be released after Wish For Me is published.




A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She likes to read it, and she damn sure likes to write it. Her first adult romance/fantasy novella is called Invasion, an alien romance about sacrificeLover, Divine is the first release from the Mythos: Gods and Lovers series. Future releases under A. Star include three more books in the Mythos: Gods & Lovers series, The Djinn Order novella series, and more.