Release Week Recovery by Stacy Hoff

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Whew! I’ve had so much going on. This past Wednesday (3/22/17) was release day for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS, book 1 of my BUILDING LOVE series. I’m been doing enough promo to turn me into a babbling, drooling, fool. It’ll be good for me to get back to writing. Finally!

But before I get back into the writing grind, maybe I’ll bask in the moment a little longer. It’s not everyday I have a novel born. BETTING LOVE IN VEGAS is my fifth release, but no less special than my first.

Still, there is no rest for the weary/crazy/excited. I’ve got two more books underway. Book 2 of my series is already written and awaiting editing from my publisher. It will be released this October. Book 3 is underway (although I’ve got a lot more to write.)

Like I said, whew!

celebrate

Release week is a giddy adventure. A little intimidating, too. I think a few days of sitting back and resting up might be in order.

What do you do to enjoy, and unwind?

Book blurb for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS

Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for all the wrong reasons. Instead of wanting Cat, this debonair CEO only wants her land—a parcel he desperately needs for his next big development deal. Too bad, it’s not for sale. A people pleaser by nature, Cat knows to stand strong. If she caves in to the demands of this sexy, alluring man, it will be her own neck on the line.

Ty Orland has a lot of things going for him. Success. Power. Respect. Unfortunately, he’s also got an old chip on his shoulder and a new financial nightmare. His development deal is going down in flames—and fast. His only way out is if Cat sells him her strategically located parcel. But romancing the land from her is not easy when love gets in the way. The woman is as beautiful as she is beguiling. And Ty no longer knows which prize is more valuable.

Amazon buy link for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS (BUILDING LOVE series, book #1) http://amzn.to/2kAgBvK

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Never Enough Time

As we know it, time is finite. Yet many of us live life as if it is infinite-preoccupied mainly with the things that appear to be important but maybe aren’t as important as we make them out to be.

Why do we do this? We all have our reasons, but even more, it in our nature to live for today. History gives us so many examples of this as we revisit where we’ve come from and our focus on survival. Our prehistoric ancestors probably didn’t sit around discussing their retirement. Over time, we become more advanced as a society, leading to longer life expectancies and less of a need to think simply about today. Hence the ease of thinking time just goes on.

This past week, family came to visit and while time dragged on, it also flew by too fast. I returned to work after a few days and found myself exhausted and at a loss to understand where time to catch up and time to make progress went. In a way it seemed as if the world around me sped up as I stayed on pause. I might have gone on thinking this if those around me weren’t spinning as much as I.

There is never enough time and there will never be enough time for most of us. My one piece of advice I will give and aim to follow, is to make time for who and what counts.

Happy writing this week!

 

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They’re Here! :D by Mandy Rosko

So my two boxes of books came in. One of them was just under 30 pounds, which was crazy, but they are here and I am loving them.

 

I’m also learning that the ribbon I bought to wrap them won’t be enough to make nice little bows on as many books as I thought. About four books can be tied with each spool of ribbon, which sucks a little since the Valentine’s ribbon is pretty and has sparkly hearts, and I think it would really fit with my first Patron Book. Romance and all 😉

 

I was thinking I was going to have pictures, but I can’t seem to get the picture off my iPad right now 😡 I might have to post it next week, or see if I can find a work around somewhere

 

But either way! The good news is the print books for Bad Boy Bear 3 in 1 are finally here 😀 They’re the uncorrected proofs, and I need to print off some stickers for them, but I’m stoked to have them here 😀

I did have the original 5 proof copies that came in a while ago, and while it’s not as impressive as seeing 51 copies in a great big box, here they are with some of the ribbon I’ll be using 😀

 

As of right now I’m working on the next set of novellas for The Wild Wolf’s Wife. The first volume came out yesterday, and I’m super happy with it. Two more and I’ll be doing this again with another print book 😀

Having a nice collection of these on my shelf after a couple of months is going to be amazing, and I can hardly wait for it to get to that point

 

Cheers,

 

Mandy Rosko

 

Want to check out Bad Boy Bear, The Wild Wolf’s Wife, and other goodies and rewards? Check out Patreon.com/MandyRosko and become a Patron for $1, and you’ll get all the brand new novellas I put out early for Patrons every single month 😉

 

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The Dead Musicians Paranormal-Scope

May their music be resplendent in heaven! I remember BB King. I was at one of his concerts and he said, “It’s my birthday, so I’m going to keep on playing.” What an amazing concert. Now Chuck Berry has gone to join the band.

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

The week for:

Aries:
Elvis sang about the child. It’s time to look at life with childlike wonder and enjoy your world more.

Taurus:
Chuck Berry’s songs are food for thought. Don’t believe everything you hear. Trust those that are closest to you.

Gemini:
David Bowie was “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” He was looking for something. So are you. It’s time to focus and realize your dream.

Cancer:
Do you remember when Michael Jackson sang “Man in the Mirror?” You have the power to make a big change in your life. Get organized and do it.

Leo:
John Lennon wrote a song called “Stand by Me.” When you go through a tough time, you will be surprised how many will stand by you.

Virgo:
Leonard Cohen wrote “Hallelujah,” and others wrote different lyrics to fit their lives. It’s time to write your own tune, your own words. You are in charge of your life.

Libra:
Frank Sinatra sang a song “The Best is Yet to Come.” This is true for you. You have some happy times coming your way.

Scorpio:
“U Got the Look” was sung by Prince. You really do have the look. Perhaps add a bit of splash to your wardrobe, but dress up more and really shine.

Sagittarius:
Debbie Reynold’s sang “You Are My Lucky Star” with Gene Kelly. You are entering a lucky time for you. Enjoy it.

Capricorn:
Natalie Cole sang “Route 66.” Travel may be in the stars for you. Pack now and make sure your passport is up-to-date.

Aquarius:
“Our Day Will Come” sang by Amy Winehouse is about having something special come your way. Your day will come.

Pisces:
Selena sang “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.” Someone new is coming into your life. Be prepared.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

NEW: Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 available in Kindle and Print and  Barnes and Noble Print
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas,Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love , Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle and Print, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.
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Bob’s Your Uncle! An interview with UK author RM Walker. By Ripley Proserpina

Have you ever read a book where the character pops off the page, stands next to you and whispers in your ear? Where you completely forget the character is actually a character, and not alive? RM Walker, a new author who hails from England, is this sort of writer. In recent months, I’ve had the pleasure of reading her stories, and making new friends with her characters. I recently begged RM to answer questions about her first widely published book, Lily. Enjoy her answers which are full of lovely Britishisms. In fact, make sure you’re drinking tea while you read, and remember to lift those pinkies:)

Q: This is your first book, and you dove right into the deep end! It’s both reverse harem and a paranormal romance. What made you want to write a book in these genres?

A: I’ve always hated love triangles. It’s too much for my poor heart, so I’ve been writing stories for myself where the girl hasn’t had to choose for a long time. I just didn’t know that it had a name until recently. 😊 As for paranormal – growing up my favourite books were all about magic and fairies. The first magical book I read was Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree series and I still love these books today. So, to be able to combine my two loves was a dream come true and just seemed natural.

Q: Lily takes place in England, how does the setting influence the main character’s world?

A: I live in England, and Cornwall is one of my favourite places. Trenance and Porthaven aren’t real villages, but they are based on a couple of coastal villages that I love. Lily, the main character, has grown up moving from town to town and city to city and that has shaped her in the way that, to a point, she’s much more independent. Especially in her thinking. The boys (her love interests) have grown up in secure environment, with a close knit bond between them. They’ve never relied on anyone except themselves, each other, and Jonas, he’s a former teacher/mentor/uncle type to the boys. So to a certain extent, they are more sheltered than Lily and, perhaps, a bit more naive.  They believe it’s Lily that needs protecting, when in fact it could be them. Although Nate, one of the boys, will not agree with me on that. 😊

Q: I love your main character, Lily. She’s really unique. Without giving too much away, what can you share about her?

A: Thank you. 😊 I love her too. Lily won’t be pushed around by the boys, especially Nate, one of the boys who takes her under his wing. She’ll let him get so far and then she digs her heels in. She’s spent a lifetime believing she’s epileptic, and at first, she refuses to believe that it might not be epilepsy. She’s not a coward, but she’s not the bravest person in the world either, and has a tendency to hide rather than face things. But she’ll discover she’s braver than she thinks as the story progresses. She’s dependent on her mother for a lot of things, because of her epilepsy. She’s gone through life unable to build close relationships so she’s learnt to live quite happily with herself. This will come in handy as the story progresses, but she’ll also come to learn that her one constant will be the boys.

Q: One of my favourite things about your book is the way you’ve woven myth and history together. Did you have to do mad research, or were these stories you were familiar with?

A: A lot of the history of witchcraft was already familiar as it’s a subject that has fascinated me since I was small. So when Drew, her new neighbor, tells her why people thought witches flew on broomsticks, it’s true. But he can’t ethically explain it outside of a classroom and neither can I. But if you research it, it’s fascinating stuff, and you’ll also discover why we think witches were green skinned. 😊 😊 I did a lot of research about Hedge Witches and Hedge Magic, learning the secret names of plants was fascinating. Eye of Newt and Toe of Dog, isn’t quite as horrendous as it seems.

Q: How would you describe Lily’s boys (Matt, Nate, Jake, and Josh), their relationship with each other, and what draws Lily to them.

A: The boys are cousins by blood but brothers by choice. Before Lily explodes into their world they’ve never needed anyone but each other. They are close, but they still fight like family and still annoy each other frequently. Their magic binds them together even more, as they believe other than Jonas, that they are the only ones around them that are like them.  So when Lily arrives, it knocks them for six a bit. At first, Nate is suspicious of her. Matt is bowled over by her appearance the first time she smiles at him and the twins, Jake and Josh, are suckers for her brain.

Lily is drawn, initially, by their offer of friendship and the way they look after her. She’s attracted to them on a physical level too. Nate annoys her, but she recognises it’s mostly concern on his part and as she spends time with them, she quickly becomes involved on an emotional level. Magic plays a part, but I can’t say any more than that.

Q: Finally, what are your plans for Lily and your writing?

A: Denial, the second book in Lily’s story is in edits. I expect to get her story told in three books, so there will be another one after Denial. I am also toying with a spin off from these books, but I’m not sure yet. 😊

I also have a few outlines for other books that I am building the plotlines for. I tend to work on one book at a time, as the characters obsess me to the point where they become part of me and all I think about.

 

Thanks for RM for answering my questions, and being patient with me while I bothered with her for British sayings.

Buy Links for Lily are below.

Itunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lily/id1214007416?mt=11

Amazon (US and UK):

https://www.amazon.com/Lily-Book-1-Seer-ebook/dp/B06XH32PRT/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lily-Book-1-Seer-ebook/dp/B06XH32PRT/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

 

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My Sexy Saturday Heroic Hero Blog Hop: When Love Survives by Susan Hanniford Crowley

This was a tough one as each of my heroes in my books are heroic. I think I got a little confused with the directions of whether the hero has to be sexy while being heroic. I think being heroic is sexy. As for saving the day–on some days things are so horrible that you save as many as you can.

When Love Survives is about Sept. 11th. Gregor is a financial advisor in the World Trade Center and he hates the office coffee, so he’s making a coffee and donut run. He’s also a shapeshifter and there’s a saying that a shifter recognizes their lifemate at first sight.

Regina is a college student studying finance, and she is late for the first day of her internship at a brokerage house in the World Trade Center. She doesn’t know she’s magic.

There in the street outside the coffee shop stood his lifemate. He had to act in the moment or lose her forever.

What I love about these two and the story overall is the entire story is about heroes. Here’s a peek into these two unusual supernatural rescue workers.

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“Tell my little boy . . .” Then he died. He was gone, so quickly, Reggie had no time
to react.

An ambulance crew carrying a stretcher rushed her way.

She squeezed his hand. Just like a battery, Reggie threw her energy into him.
His body jolted, and everyone jumped. He coughed. Then his eyes opened.

“You stay alive for your little boy. You stay alive,” she urged.

The man looked up at her, as the paramedics put him on the stretcher and carried
him away. Everyone left with him except for Gregor, who narrowed his eyes at her.

Reggie had only gone two steps before everything got blurry. Her legs gave way. She
tumbled to the ground like a ragdoll. The world slipped away.

Gregor picked her up. She knew it was him by his strength and his warm, deep
voice. “Reggie, stay with me.” It felt so warm being cradled in his arms. She could
barely hear him. Then she heard Mike’s voice—something about going home. Gregor
was walking.

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If you can’t wait to find out what happens next, When Love Survives is available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.

To participate in the rest of the blog hop, scroll down to the link past the books. Enjoy!

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

NEW: Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 available in Kindle and Print and  Barnes and Noble Print
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas,Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.
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Release Week! by Stacy Hoff

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Release day is here! Well, almost here—this Wednesday (3/22/17) is only a few days away. BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS, the first book of my BUILDING LOVE series, will finally be released! Yea!

I feel like I just birthed my fifth baby! With two more “babies” on the way. Book two, BUILDING LOVE IN THE CARIBBEAN, is waiting for it’s October, 2017 release. Book three, however, is still “en utero.”

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Perhaps there is no better way to celebrate a book launch than to keep on writing more books. I’m hard at work at wrapping up this series that is—to you, my readers—just beginning.

I hope my new series goes well. Pre-orders are already available, so we’ll see! Wish me luck!!!!

Book blurb for BUILDING LOVE IN VEGAS

Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for all the wrong reasons. Instead of wanting Cat, this debonair CEO only wants her land—a parcel he desperately needs for his next big development deal. Too bad, it’s not for sale. A people pleaser by nature, Cat knows to stand strong. If she caves in to the demands of this sexy, alluring man, it will be her own neck on the line.

Ty Orland has a lot of things going for him. Success. Power. Respect. Unfortunately, he’s also got an old chip on his shoulder and a new financial nightmare. His development deal is going down in flames—and fast. His only way out is if Cat sells him her strategically located parcel. But romancing the land from her is not easy when love gets in the way. The woman is as beautiful as she is beguiling. And Ty no longer knows which prize is more valuable.

Amazon Buy link for BETTING ON LOVE IN VEGAS (BUILDING LOVE series, Book #1) http://amzn.to/2kAgBvK

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JOCKEYING FOR YOU Kindle version http://amzn.to/2c8Hi5t

DesireInTheArctic1800 iheartindiefinalist

DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC print version http://amzn.to/2cubwCf

DESIRE IN THE ARCTIC kindle version http://amzn.to/1KjfP9V

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