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Colorless
Rita Stradling
Publication date: August 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
In Domengrad, there are rules all must live by: Fear the Gods. Worship the Magicians. Forsake the Iconoclasts.
To Annabelle Klein, the rules laid down by the Magicians are the mere ramblings of stuffy old men. As far as she’s concerned, the historic Iconoclasts, heretics who nearly destroyed the Magicians so long ago, are nothing but myth. She has much more important matters to worry about.
Heiress to a manor mortgaged down to its candlesticks and betrothed to her loathsome, lecherous cousin, sixteen-year-old Annabelle doubts the gods could forsake her more.
Then Annabelle is informed of her parents’ sudden and simultaneous deaths, and all of the pigment drips out of her skin and hair, leaving her colorless. Within moments, Annabelle is invisible and forgotten by all who know her.
Living like a wraith in her own home, Annabelle discovers that to regain her color she must solve the mystery behind her parents’ murders and her strange transformation.
Meanwhile, hundreds of the Magicians’ monks, with their all-black eyes and conjoined minds, have usurped control of Annabelle’s family manor. An Iconoclast is rumored to be about—a person who they claim goes unseen, unheard, and lost to memory, yet is the greatest threat to all of Domengrad. For the first time in a hundred years, the monks plan to unleash the dire wolves of old.
Their only target: Annabelle.


Author Bio:
Rita Stradling is the author of The Deception Dance series, the Dakota Kekoa series and The Fourteen Day Soul Detox Novella Serial. She has a BA in Art History and a particular love for modern and medieval art.
Rita lives with her husband and son in Northern California.
She has an insatiable novel addiction and mostly reads young adult and adult: romance, paranormal, urban fantasy and high fantasy.

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A Daughter's Curse Book Tour + Interview



About the Book

Title: A Daughter’s Curse
Author: C.J. Davidson
Genre: YA Fantasy
When Brisnay discovers that she is a part of a fantasy world and
meets Nickolaus, her miserable life takes a turn for the better. A world where anything is possible becomes her refuge and sparks fly between her and Nickolaus. Just when she thinks she knows everything about the realm she was thrust into, she uncovers shocking truths that rattle her to the core.
Betrayal. Hate. Envy. Deceit. Vengeance. Retribution. These are some of the things that Brisnay must face to fight a powerful, unknown enemy who is out to destroy her and strip her of the powers she’s rightfully inherited.
Brisnay realizes that she has no choice but to take a stand and must get revenge by fighting for the right to love.
A Daughter’s Curse: The Queen of Water’s Forbidden Love is a story of survival…and a forbidden love that will not be denied, despite all obstacles.

Interview:



1.) What inspired you to write this story?

When I first came up with the fantasy world contained in the book, it wasn't as the plot for a novel. I created the mystical world years ago to escape a difficult childhood. It is my belief that no one should have to feel unsafe, living life on the edge, wondering when they are going to get hurt. Sleeping with one eye open is the worst feeling in the world. Fear that catches in your throat paralyzes your whole body. Living life like that hurts, and it comes with consequences. I know. I just want to get my message across to those that are suffering now, to let them know imagination is a powerful thing. I decided to do this through a book. That's why I dedicated this novel to those affected by domestic violence. I think a lot of people will relate to my characters. The book includes a bad character who abuses Brisnay, the mother who is scared to leave the father, the girl who wants to leave but won't leave her mother behind, and a forbidden love. Ultimately, "A Daughter's Cuse" is a story of survival and a forbidden love that will not be denied, despite obstacles.

2.) Which character do you feel more like or more connected to?

I feel more connected to Brisnay, because she deals with situations similar to me and my youth. Brisnay is taken away from her parents and suddenly she's thrown into this whole new world, realism that she didn't know existed. This is what foster children who are older and sheltered go through, that's what I went through. You're so sheltered, you're only allowed to go to the store once a month, school, and then work. When child services removes a you from a situation like that, it's a whole new world. It hits you in the face, the littlest things like going to the movies- you didn't know existed. People who are suffering abuse like Brisnay will feel connected to her and will empathize with her, more when the book describes how broken she feels.

3.) We're do you like to write?

I like to write in coffee shops or universities surrounded by people. If it happens to be raining, I like to write beside a window on a high floor. It is soothing to me and I can concentrate more.

4.) Do you have a favorite drink you have when writting? 

I always drink Starbucks. I mean, who wouldn't?

5.) Any new projects coming up?

Currently working on the sequel of "A Daughter's Curse."


Author Bio

Today, I am married and have four children. Their names are Dluce, Marin, Carlos, and Isabella. I work as Branch Manager at a financial institution. I couldn’t be happier with what I have accomplished so far.
My next step is to somehow help those affected by domestic violence. What hurts the most, is when children are in the middle of it. It is my belief that no one should have to feel unsafe, living life on the edge, wondering when they are going to get hurt. Sleeping with one eye open is the worst feeling in the world. Fear that catches in your throat paralyzes your whole body. Living life like that hurts and it comes with consequences. I know.

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Grandpa Bernie's Bedtime Story Book Tour



About the Book


Title: Grandpa Bernie’s Bedtime Stories

Author: Bernard Ditchik

Genre: Children’s Books

These delightful tales are sure to help your little ones settle down and drift contentedly off to sleep.  Written by a grandfather for his own kids and grandchildren, these eighteen entertaining stories feature lots of talking animals, including a kangaroo who teaches a pony how to jump, a little bear who wants to play baseball, a coyote who learns to fly, a magic balloon that takes a little girl all the way to Japan and back, and some resourceful ants who build a swimming pool so they can play as well as work.  It’s full of positive images and plots that inspire creative solutions to various challenges.  A lovely read-aloud adventure the whole family will enjoy!





Book Excerpt: 


From “Batter Up, Norman”

“Here, I’ll show you what to do. First stand up on your hind legs,” instructed Matthew. 
Norman stood on his hind legs. 
Then Matthew put the bat into the bear’s front paws. “Now when the ball is thrown towards you, swing the bat and try to hit the ball. Remember to keep your eyes on the ball, Norman. After you hit it, run to first base as fast as you can,” said Matthew, pointing to first base. “Okay, let us know when you’re ready!”
Norman walked up to home plate. The little bear took a few practice swings and then yelled, “Okay, I’m ready!”
The pitcher threw the first pitch. It was a good one, but the little bear was so frightened to see the ball flying right at him that he squeezed his eyes shut. 
He swung the bat around wildly—and missed!
“Try again!” yelled Matthew. “And don’t close your eyes!”
The second pitch was a really good one, right over the plate. Norman kept his eyes open, but he looked right away as he swung his bat and the ball landed behind him.
“I missed again,” he said sadly. 
“Just keep your eyes on the ball when you swing,” shouted Matthew.
This time, when the pitcher threw the ball, Norman kept his eyes wide open and glued on the ball. He gave a mighty swing. 


Author Bio


I didn’t begin my career as an author by writing stories. First, I was a storyteller. Let me explain. Many years ago, when our children were very young, I would sit on their beds at bedtime and tell them a story. Instead of reading a story written by someone else, I preferred to make up my own story right on the spot. They were stories about animals who learned to fly, children who talked to birds, alligators who were friends with elephants, and even one about a horse that learned to jump like a kangaroo. Our children loved them. So I made up lot of stories. Then there was a long period of time when there was no one who wanted to listen to my stories because they had all grown up!

But then, something wonderful happened. We had our first grandchild—and I became Grandpa Bernie. One day, one of my daughters said, “Dad, you have so many stories. I think other children would like to hear them.” That’s when I became an author.

At the age of 93, I am still playing tennis (doubles only) five times a week in a 60+ league. I have been married 64 years to my wonderful wife, Faigie, had three children, and five grandchildren. I continue to sit in my favorite chair, with a large pad on my lap, and a pen in my hand, lean back, and let my imagination soar.


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Red Sky Presents Grandpa Bernie’s Bedtime Stories

Billionaire Daddy's Virgin Release Blitz


Title: Billionaire Daddy's Virgin 
Author: Bella Love-Wins 
Genre: Romance





I’m back to take what was always mine.


Jace Knight
Cherry comes off as shy to most, but I know her. She’s determined, brazen, and way too young.
And she wants me.
I turn her away because of her age, but she shows up on my doorstep on her eighteenth birthday.
So I can be her first.
She’s a virgin, barely legal, but this shy yet fiery little contradiction begs me to give it to her rough.
One touch and I know she’s been right all along. The moment I reject her in the worst possible way, I realize I want to claim her for myself.
Except, now she hates me.
Too bad, because I’m back to be the man she never had.

Cherry Buchannan
My mother’s gone from this world, and my father wants nothing to do with me. In spite of my family’s wealth, from a young age, I decided that I needed to make it on my own.
I will.
But Jace is different. He doesn’t see me as everyone else does.
That’s why I want this bad boy with the filthy mouth to do dirty things to me.
One day, he does.
It’s heaven and hell rolled into one. And then he breaks my heart just to make me hate him.
Years later, he comes back to collect, and he won’t let me forget that he already owns me.

Author's Note: Billionaire Daddy’s Virgin is a Complete STANDALONE Romance with No Cliffhanger and a Guaranteed HEA. For a limited time, it includes bonus content starting around the 30% mark!












Bella  Love-Wins is a USA Today Bestselling author (Alphas for the Holidays, Shifters in the Snow: Bundle of Joy, and Shifters in the Shadows). She loves writing steamy, high-action romance stories about bad boys, billionaires, and alpha males who know what they want and aren't afraid of laying claim to the women who catch their interest. She craves a happy ever after ending. In her spare time, Bella enjoys reading, hiking, the countryside, and traveling to destinations unspoiled by commercial tourism, like Las Vegas.

For the next while, you'll find her plotting and writing about her latest stories in Toronto.





Her Silver Fox Release Blitz



Title: Her Silver Fox 
Author: Koko Brown 
Genre: Contemporary, Sensual, Interracial






With running the family business and taking care of her old man, Shoshana Haufman’s life is complicated enough without adding a man to the mix.  All of that changes when her newest client, Patrick Kelly, waltzes into her show room looking to purchase a bespoke suit. Tall, prematurely gray, and handsome poured in a three-piece is the personification of the quintessential silver fox, pushing all of Shoshana’s buttons.
Lust as first sight is the order of the day, the chemistry is undeniable. And despite her initial reservations, Shoshana breaks her cardinal rule: never have sex with a client.  
Equally affected, Patrick breaks his cardinal rule: never allow a woman to get the best of you.
Once he’s had a taste, Patrick isn’t willing to settle for just a brief fling. It’s either all or nothing. And he doesn’t lose. After all, everything he has he’s worked damn hard for it. So what could be so difficult about a mere woman who barely reaches his chest?
That ‘mere woman’ quickly begins to resemble a concrete wall.
Shoshana Haufman’s equally stubborn. She doesn’t do relationships. Her life is planned out and orderly. Her employees depend on her for their livelihood and her father with his diminishing health is sending her to an early grave or a bed at Bellevue Hospital. Adding a man–even a sexy, silver fox– is just way too complicated.
Not willing to be a client with benefits, Patrick sets out to crack this five foot anomaly in four-inch heels. She’s unlike any woman he’s been with. She’s not clingy, she doesn’t leave stuff behind to precipitate another meeting and she’s more than complete without him.
Instead of figuring out how to convince her to be in his world, he finds that sacrifices have to be made on his end. Throw in some sweaty sex, frozen yogurt and a heavy dose of trust, this silver fox has found the perfect remedy to make this master tailor realize it takes courage to love and to be loved, and that the love given to you is an amazing sacrifice.




 HER SILVER FOX! (18+ read)

She touched her lips against his. Liking it, he growled into her mouth, and it reverberated inside her, heightening her own desire and she realized that the tea room was just as good as her bed upstairs. He’d lock the doors and none of her employees—even on the threat of death--would disrupt them.
Panting, her breasts swelling, she pushed her fingers into his hair. Handsome, charming and wicked, he would truly complicate things. Then why didn’t she get her butt off this table and send him on his way? Common sense told her she should. Unfortunately, it stopped working in concert with her traitorous body the moment he walked in the room. She fisted his silky and tugged. 

She waited for his eyes to meet hers. “Is this going to be a mistake?”

He pulled back slightly, those beautiful baby blues drifted over her then came to settle on her lips.

“You don’t look like a mistake. You look like something I did right for a change.” His voice was husky, his bright eyes even brighter.

“And I will follow your lead. Whatever you want I want, like....”

His hands slid upward over her waist to her rib cage. His thumbs stroked the underside of her breasts.

“Do you want me to touch you here?”

“Yes,” she confessed, pushing toward him. He pressed the pad of his thumbs flat against her nipples and began to massage slowly. All sensation focused in her core.

“Do you want more?” he asked, teasing the hardening peaks.

“Yes,” she breathed, lifting up she sealed her mouth over his.
This was desire, hot blistering desire. Nothing else mattered. If she had any doubts before, they evaporated like rain on hot asphalt and she knew in that moment, she was his and she needed to be closer...

Well acquainted with the workings of a man’s wardrobe, Shoshana slipped her index finger into his tie loop. One gentle tug, the black silk unraveled in her hand. With a playful twist of her wrist, she dropped it onto the conference table behind her.
Her approach to undressing him would’ve followed in the same teasing manner, removing each garment one piece at a time. 
He had other ideas.

“Want to see all of you.”

He swatted her hands out the way, and then proceeded to attack the buttons running down the front of her jumpsuit. He also took control of their kiss. He deepened it, his mouth moving over her with a delicious aggressiveness that had her head swimming.
He worked hurriedly, stopping occasionally to nibble at the crook of her neck, lick her clavicle and bite a bare shoulder. When the top of her garment gaped, exposing her black bra, he tugged until it lay pooled at her waist.





Koko Brown is a quintessential romance junkie, who once read over two hundred Zebra Club novels the summer before her senior year. Bitten by the writing bug at the age of nine, Koko self-published and distributed a newspaper to her fellow classmates. Not liking outside competition, her principal put her out of business after one best-selling issue. 

Undaunted, Koko continued to write and read everything she could get her hands on. She honed her writing skills as a staff writer for her college's newspaper and even wrote obituaries for the local newspaper. One day while daydreaming in bed Koko came up with the idea for her first erotic manuscript. In two short weeks, she fleshed out the story, cleaned it up and then sent it to Ellora's Cave. Three months later, she signed a contract for her vampire novel, Charmed.

Koko lives in the great Sunshine State. She loves to travel and shop in thrift stores. Keep up with new releases by signing up for her quarterly eNewsletter: http://tinyurl.com/qh33gsy



Wounded Heart Release Blitz

Title: Wounded Heart
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA dystopian/ post- apocalyptic
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: They might have killed her, but they will never break her
After the death of Blossom, the girl she called her sister
Skye’s heart has been shattered and she’s out for revenge.
But not if Lukas has anything to do about it.
Skye is not only fighting the feelings she has for Lukas, but the deep rage in her heart.
A rage that will put everyone in danger if Skye can’t find a way to make peace with her demons.
In the much anticipated second instalment of the Molten Heart Saga,
War rages on.
Will Lukas heal Skye’s heart in time?
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au
Buy Links: Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2qq0otp