Monday, May 27, 2013

Tantalizing Tuesday Giveaway


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WINNER, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

500 Likes Rafflecopter Prize Winners

BJ Harvey: eBook of Lost in Distraction: Anima-Christi Giraldez,
Jade C. Jamison: signed paperback of Bullet : Sarah Kleinknecht Goodman
                                Nicki Sosebee Four-pack eBook: Karen Wittry Burgio
                                Then Kiss me eBook: Lesley Manning Pelger
Michelle Mankin: signed paperback of Love Resolution: Mary Bilowus
 and swag pack: Glendalys Hernandez
Michelle A. Valentine: eBook of winner’s choice: Jenny Dauksa Schaber
Carey Heywood: Stages of Grace eBook: Marlena Lopez Martin
AL Jackson: signed paperback of Take This Regret :  Melanie Soliveres
 some swag: Jessica Hull Sotelo
Kate McCarthy: eBook of Give Me Love: Kristen Ervin
Erin Noelle:  signed paperback of Metamorphosis: Steph Purvis
Melissa Collins: eBook of Let Love In: Stephenie Shepherd Philipsen  
3 winemakers dinner signed book marks: Jenn Elliott,  Stacey Langkamer, , Tatia White
 Kelly Elliot: eBook of Wanted: Michelina Di Campo
 eBook of Saved: Melanie Fantine Kozak
Poster of Gary Taylor: Vanessa Foxford
JB Mcgee: eBook of Broken: Robbie Bauldree
 Mending: Kristina Afanador-Colaneri         
 Conspiring: Susan Milford-Betts
Ivy Taylor paperback and bookmark: Ann Marie Jablonowski
Sable Hunter: eBook 2 Tammy Lewis-Frable, Marina Linck
Ryan: eBook: laura helder
Jess: For The Hero: Michele Stevenson
Emails have been sent! Please remember to thank the authors for their generous hearts!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tantalizing Tuesdays

More exciting news! This is our first week with our Tantalizing Tuesday eBook giveaways over on our facebook page! Each Monday night we will post the book that will be given away and you will have until 6pm EST on Tuesday to enter! This week up for grabs is Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheehan. Head on over and get the details on how to enter!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013


Lost For You

Follow up to Lost in Distraction

Expected release: July 23rd 2013





Her whole body starts to shake, so I pull her close to me again. Her shoulders are slumped over and she grabs my shirt, gripping so tight that her knuckles are almost white with strain. Once the shaking subsides I shift back, placing my fingers under her chin so that her eyes meet mine. Her eyes are red and puffy, like she’s been crying for days.
 I’ve never seen her like this. So low, so broken, so shut down.
“Baby, let me look after you. We’ll talk about everything tomorrow. I’ll tell you everything you want to know, but tonight I want to get you out of these wet clothes, wrap you up in my arms and comfort you. Will you let me do that, hon? I need you to let me help you.”
Unable to form words, Elle slowly nods, never once dropping her gaze. I strip her wet tank top off her, wrapping her towel around her chest as I pull her off the counter, carefully placing her feet on the kitchen floor. I yank her shorts down her still wet legs until she’s standing naked and exposed in front of me.
There is nothing sexual about this moment.
I take her hand and lead her into our bedroom, walking over to her drawers and pulling out a new top and pajama pants for her. I kneel down in front of her, lifting her feet one at a time as I put her legs into the pants and pull them back up to her waist. Not once has she lifted her head. She appears mesmerized by my every move.
Leading her over to the bed, I sit down on the edge and pull her into my lap as I hold the tank top in front of her. She puts her arms inside the top and I pull it the rest of the way down her body. I grab the towel and start drying her hair. I’m taking my time, wanting her to feel cherished and adored, hoping she’ll see the sincerity in my actions and not just my words, I wrap my arms around her and carry her into our bed.
“I’ll just be a minute, sweetheart,” I murmur, placing a tender kiss her forehead. I make my way into the bathroom, stripping off my wet clothes and wrapping a towel around my waist. Walking back into the bedroom, I grab a pair of boxers from the closet and put them on before crawling into bed beside her.
I move my arm around her shoulders and pull her tight into my side. She still hasn’t said a single word since I arrived. I start tracing shapes on her arm as I hold my lips to her forehead. She lays her head on my shoulder, moving one of her legs across mine as her heat cloaks me.

This is where I’m meant to be.
Where I hope Elle wants me to stay.

BJ Harvey

 Author Profile:
Having always loved reading, and having been befriended and inspired by some awesome self published authors and book lovers alike, I decided to start writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. It was a conscious decision that started with a song, then the prologue and then catapulted from there. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn't music playing, something is wrong. Out and Proud Vampire Diaries fan as well.
I'm also a wife, mother, full-time university student and I do contract work for myself from home.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Afflicted Cover Reveal

Drum Roll please.........Here it is all, the cover of Afflicted by Sophie Monroe!



Afflicted is expected out in early to mid June. Official release date still pending.
Fresh off tour Blake Potter, the sexy bassist for Battlescars, is in Smithville, Ohio to work on their next album ‘Coming Clean’. Still pining after Aubrey’s best friend, Piper, it’s going to be harder than he expected to see her back with her long-term boyfriend, Cole. He’s trying his hardest to forget her, but no matter how hard he tries to stay away circumstances keep bringing them together. Being burned before, he refuses to let it happen again. He’s still struggling to let go of Rowan, the girl that made him the way he is.
Piper is fighting an uphill battle of her own. She’s working her ass off trying to make a name for herself as a tattoo artist. Her long-term boyfriend, Cole, was recently discharged from the Marines turning her world in a way that she never expected. When he begins leaving for days at a time Piper starts struggling to help him pick up the pieces. She calls the one person that might be able to help, Blake. He becomes the friend that she needs no matter how much it’s killing him.
What will happen when one phone call changes everything for both of them leading them in a path that neither anticipated? Pasts will come out of the shadows and threaten to ruin everything.



Sophie's Bio

Sophie Monroe is an author from New Jersey. She’s obsessed with music and loves a good story. She released the Amazon Best Seller Battlescars in March. Afflicted is a spin-off of Battlescars with different characters but has appearances of the reader’s favorites Jake, Aubrey and Granny Jean, along with the rest of the gang.

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Book Title: Afflicted
Author: Sophie Monroe
Cover Designer: Sophie Monroe & Chris Correia (CJC Photography)
Release Date: June 1st (tentative)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover reveal organized by: The Little Black Book Blog



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's Release Party Time!

You're Invited to Melissa Brown's Release Party for Picturing Perfect!

Picturing Perfect:
Life may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes that’s what makes
it perfect…

Hadley Foster has always been a planner. But, since the age of
nineteen, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan… not at all.
And the changes continue to mount when a trip to Europe with her best
friend starts a domino effect in all aspects of her life. Suddenly,
the future she had envisioned for herself seems unlikely to happen.
It’s time to make a new plan… or accept the dominoes as they fall.

Jason Kelly has a great life. He’s a successful self-published writer
who’s living his dreams. But, something is missing. Hadley Foster.
Letting her slip through his fingers is one of his biggest regrets.
Over time, he had to accept the idea of being without his first love
as he watched her fall in love with someone else.

When circumstances bring Jason and Hadley back into one another’s
lives, they’re forced to deal with their past, their present and the
possibility of a future together.

To join in please use the following link:!/events/487809411291153/?fref=ts

Melissa's Bio
I have always been fascinated with books----ever since I was a little
girl sitting in front of my record player, following along with my
huge 12x12 storybooks.

I love books---everything about them. I love reading them, being
surrounded by them in bookstores and libraries, and most recently,
writing some of my own.

"Bouquet Toss" is available as an e-book and paperback on
It is a story that is very close to my heart, one that was very
cathartic to write and has opened me up to all sorts of writing

"Champagne Toast" is a companion book to Bouquet Toss and was released
on January 8th and is also available as an e-book and paperback
through amazon.

Currently working on "Picturing Perfect" which will be available June 12th

Sunday, May 12, 2013

We Proudly Present the Cover Reveal of Frozen Secrets By W.S. Greer!


Detective Jarrod Granger is a homicide detective with the Anchorage Police Department, investigating a slew of murders in the city.  The killer is stabbing his victims 19 times each, and cutting out their tongues, and he has already struck three times.  Detective Granger's own past may get in the way of his present and future, but he and his partner, Detective Misty Lawrence, must trudge through their tumultuous work relationship to track down the killer who has been dubbed The Tongue Snatcher.

Stacey Alexander is a guarded, 26 year old, unnatural redhead who is unshakably loyal to her father Vincent.  She works day in and day out to take care of Vincent since he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer and she would do anything to keep him safe, even when she meets a detective who is quickly falling for her.  But Stacey and Vincent have a dark secret; one that bonds them together more than any "normal" family.  And soon, Stacey will have to choose between protecting the father that she loves, or accepting the love of the detective who is zeroing in on a

familiar target.  ©

Release Day July 2!!!

Please add to your TBR list and like his pages!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Book 2 Lost Series by BJ Harvey cover reveal teaser

Get ready for the cover and name release for BJ Harvey's follow up to Lost in Distraction. Reveal will be May 16 @ 9am EST!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Welcome The Winemaker's Dinner Dessert Blog Tour


 Left on bended knee, with nothing but a ring in his hand and a gaping hole in his chest, Ivan Rusilko lost everything when Jaden Thorne said, “I can’t.”

Now, six months later and despite her endless attempts to reach him, finding forgiveness for Jaden’s indiscretion is last on his list of things to do. Dr. Ivan is married to his career now, and his professional success is taking him places he’s never been before. But even the glow of accomplishment can’t heal his devastated heart. Determined to recover, to move forward at any cost, he now finds moments of respite in distractions that leave him emotionally bankrupt. He’s empty, a shadow of his former vibrant, life-loving self. On the outside, he may seem to be the man he always was. But inside, a terrible desire threatens to rip him apart and ruin him forever.

Meanwhile Jaden is haunted by the memory of the moment she saw the light wither and die in Ivan’s eyes. She knows it died at her hand. After months of trying to explain herself, of begging for mercy, she takes herself back to Miami, back into Ivan’s path, for one last chance at redemption. Can she entice him back into her arms? Convince him to give her a second chance? She’s determined to do whatever it takes to find forgiveness—even if all that’s left is forgiving herself.

In this final book of The Winemaker’s Feast Trilogy, The Winemaker’s Dinner: Dessert, author Dr. Ivan Rusilko is writing solo, drawing freely on his own life and love experiences to craft a heartbreaking and wildly erotic tale about lost hope, desperation, contrition, and—if it’s possible—the quest for a perfect ending to a real-life love story. True to its title, Dessert serves readers an indulgent, decadent last course, rich with twists, turns, and tantalizing truths.

Love is beautiful, guys like this really do exist, and the power of real romance is something we can all believe in.



"A curl at the corner of his mouth confirmed what her eyes were saying. They were both in for one hell of a ride." excerpt from The Winemakers Dinner...Desserts.
And what a long, strange trip it's been! I was so excited to finally get my Dessert...and it was everything I had hoped it would be. Dear Doctor, you have brought this full circle...this was such a great expression of your life, your love, your excitement...your "freak" (a part of Ivan we had not met before). Reading Desserts is written in such a way that one could almost hear Ivan reciting it to his readers....his fans....his friends! You could feel his pain, his lust, his love, his uncertainty....."She'd lost his trust, and all the privileges that came with it because she'd been chasing what she thought was her dream..." resulting in a heartbreaking tail of love lost....hoping for love rekindled..but neither trusting their instincts...and he certainly couldn't trust her with his heart again...right?
As in the previous books in this trilogy, assumptions were made and lack of communication created increased stress levels for both Ivan and Jaden. In addition, in the previous books, many readers grew to really dislike Desserts, we are introduced to another side of her...still unsure, but a good deal of that is based on the mistake she made in Entree, but willing to take a chance on love....if she can get him to at least talk to her.
The Winemakers Dinner Desserts is an emotional roller coaster you do not want to miss! And when you come to the final words...."because you happened" .... you will be reminded of Ivan's favorite quote..."Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened!"

5 Stars!


Meet Dr. Ivan

Dr. Ivan Rusilko is the Medical Director and Co-Founder at the new Club Essentia Wellness Retreat at Delano. Dr. Rusilko specializes in creating healthy lifestyles that support longevity and improved overall quality of life through medically supervised and customized diagnostic and treatment programs, with an emphasis placed on personal patient attention and follow-up.

His debut novel, The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers, is the first book of a three book series which debuted July 31, 2012. The second installment "Entree" was released on December 18, 2012 and the final book, "Dessert" will be out April 30th.  He is excited to offer a male voice in a predominantly female authored genre. Always one with a story to tell, he hopes to continue writing, exploring new genres and projects, as well as field future entertainment opportunities.

He is proud to bring two of his passions, medicine and writing, together in this unique project. He hopes that The Winemakers Feast Trilogy will help spark an enthusiasm and ignite liberation giving women the power and the courage to reclaim their sensual side, focus on their own sexual health and ultimately achieve a better quality of life.

"The best cosmetic procedure is adding a smile" -Dr. Rusilko


Contact Information

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The Winemaker's Dinner Page

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