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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Cover Reveal- UNRAVELED by @christysloat With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

Today Christy Sloat and Rockstar BookTours are revealing the cover for the anniversary edition of UNRAVELED, which releases January 15, 2020! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win a signed copy of book 1!

On to the reveal!



Title: UNRAVELED (The Past Lives #2)

Author: Christy Sloat

Pub. Date: January 15, 2020

Publisher: CHBB Publishing

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 163

Find it: Goodreads

Their love will always be forbidden in the eyes of Heaven, but Avery and Landon always seem to find each other. This time it’s different. Forced to forget the echo of the many lives she’s spent with her soulmate, Avery tries to move forward. With the threat of demon's on the rise once again, she feels her world and relationships begin to unravel. In order to keep her loved ones safe, she has no choice but to fight the darkness alone. While she falls apart the stir of memories flood Landon’s mind as he remembers where his soul belongs. But, is it worth ruining everything for love?

Grab book 1 and the novella now!

Unending (The Past Lives Series Book 1)

Ianni: A Past Lives Novella

 

Exclusive Excerpt!

Of course the day I left California it was sunny and beautiful. I left on the perfect day to sit in a beach chair. And where was I headed? Rainy Washington state, the dreariest state in the country, and I was going there to cheer up. It was sort of funny when you thought about it.

 

I had everything packed and my car filled to the brim when my phone rang. I almost let it go to voicemail, but at the last minute I decided to pick it up.

 

“This is Avery,” I answered.

 

“It’s me,” Dallas said quietly. “I heard you’re moving.”

 

 Just hearing his voice on the line made that hole grow a few more inches.

 

“I’m not moving. I am only going away for a few months. Who told you?”

 

 I had my guesses, the best one being Ianni. I knew he would find out anyway, I just didn’t want him calling me on the day I left. It made this move even harder.

 

“Why?”

 

“Why am I going away? Really?” He had some nerve to ask me this, but I took a deep breath and composed myself. “I need some time to myself. Nothing more. Nothing less.” There, an honest answer.

 

“Well, I just called to tell you I got the New York building. I am leaving, too.” He sighed into the phone. “I am sorry that things happened the way they did. I … I wish you luck, Avery.”

 

As I picked my jaw off the pavement I tried to think of a response. Now thinking back I could think of so many great things to say back. But I only said, “Thanks. Good luck to you, too.” The lamest thing I could think to say. It was something you said to a complete stranger. Not someone you loved.

 

He hung up and that was it. It was done. I was alone and he was leaving too. He was slipping through my fingers only a few months ago and now he was gone.

 

I let the tears fall where they wanted as I put May in her dog crate. She was coming with me on my new adventure; I was not about to leave her behind. We were venturing together to see what we could find in the Northwest.

 

About Christy:

Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels including, The Librarian, The Visitors Series, The Past Lives Series and the award-winning Slumber Duology.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

 

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Blog Tour- FAWNED by @w_pior With An Excerpt & #Giveaway!

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FAWNED by Winter Pior Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: FAWNED

Author: Winter Pior

Pub. Date: October 20, 2020

Publisher: Winter Pior

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 399

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazonKindle, B&N

If Fifty Shades of Grey and Dear Evan Hansen got together to watch Bambi, you would have Fawned - an “enDEERing” erotic romance about two lonely college students experimenting with petplay for the first time

Barnaby Hirsch isn't one to put himself out there - he's shy and, admittedly, awkward - but desperate times call for desperate measures. When he signs up for a dating app, the last person he expects to match with is the campus' gay playboy, Gil Connolly.

It should have been a one-night stand, but it’s one night Barnaby can’t forget. It’s the closest he’s ever felt to someone, the closest he’s ever felt to belonging.

Gil wants someone to belong to him. He has a collar, and he wants someone to wear it.

Barnaby has a deer onesie, and he’s starting to think, maybe, the two might look good together.

When you purchase Barnaby’s Blend Tea from Adagio Teas, 5% of the sale will benefit The Trevor Project!

 


Excerpt:

The next time they met, they did not have sex. Barnaby didn’t even know he’d be seeing Gil.

It hadn’t been a very good day, so he wasn’t particularly in the mood to begin with. Hadn’t so much as texted his Friend yet. (Were they friends?) Gil didn’t need to hear about the potted plants he’d dropped in front of his entire class, because he didn’t stop to think to balance them in his arms first. Or about his class watching as he scrambled to pick up the pieces, apologizing to everyone and no one, until his professor came over with a broom. He didn’t need to see the way Barnaby hunched at the counter, nearly doubled over under the weight of customer complaints. He’d gotten two drinks wrong from his already lingering shame, and he’d hesitated on several orders after that.

People weren’t very happy with him.

If nothing else, Barnaby didn’t exactly feel attractive. His cheeks were wet, there was a lump in his throat, and his eyes were raw from rubbing.

But at just about midnight, Gil came in anyway. He wore a grin that faded the closer he approached Barnaby. “You alright?”

“Yeah, I’m—” Barnaby wiped his face and sniffled, standing up from his stool to force an awkward smile— “I’m fine. Just midterms, y’know?”

Gil huffed, and he might’ve been trying to laugh, but wasn’t that more effort than Barnaby deserved?

He rushed to make up for it, “Can I get you anything?”

Gloomy eyes analyzed him a moment longer before an answer was given, “Black coffee.

Thank you.”

Once the money had been transferred, Gil strayed from the counter, scoping the room. Paper bats dangled from the ceiling, zombies climbed out of posters on the walls, and cartoonish, wild eyes peered through every window.

“What’re your plans this weekend?”

Barnaby finished pouring his drink and left the mug at the register for Gil. He was hesitant to tell him. He didn’t even want to plan for sex in that moment.

He sighed, turning to wipe down the coffee machine while telling him about the Halloween party he and Seth were supposed to go to instead. He ended with, “but I probably won’t go. I’m not really a party person.”

Gil perked up.

“That makes two of us.” He leaned against the counter, sipping his coffee. “I know it’s probably not much different, but I was going to go check out the haunted house they put up at that old factory. The school’s running it, so it’s probably going to suck, but I figured it’s something to do.” He shrugged. “Only problem is I’ll probably look like a loser if I go alone.”

Barnaby felt his lips curl. “I’m sure there’s someone who’d love to join you, Mr. Popular.”

“Except,” Gil quipped, “the one person I’m actually interested in taking might already have plans.”

“Oh?”

“Yeah,” he mumbled over his mug, “something about a Halloween party with his roommate that he may or may not go to.”

Barnaby paused. “Wait—” He glanced over to spot Gil smirking at him. “Do you mean—?”

Steel eyes swept over him. “Do I have a shot?”

Yes.  As a matter of fact, he did.

Suddenly, it didn’t matter what happened the next day because, that following night, Barnaby had something to look forward to other than sex.

He had a reason to wear his deer onesie with its little plush antlers on the hood. As silly as he felt wearing it, in his humble opinion, Seth’s costume looked sillier when he left for the party.

Though, rather than make him feel insecure and mention the shoulder pads were likely meant for a taller individual (in contrast, giving Seth the appearance that he was constantly shrugging), he simply told him to have fun.

They had already been through it: “Halloween costumes at our age are either stupid, scary, or sexy, Barnaby. ”

Well, Seth, you certainly marked all the boxes this year. 

I’m here…

Hardly a moment after the message popped up on his phone, Barnaby hurried out of the dorm, down to the building entrance.

Gil had said he’d drive them to the haunted house, and sure enough, he was ready and waiting, leaning against a shiny black Range Rover with tinted windows.

“Hi.”

“Hi, yourself.” Gil stepped closer and beamed, “You look really cute. I love it.”

Barnaby shrugged and folded his arms; his face felt warm despite the autumn chill. Scanning Gil’s body, he raised a brow. “Where’s your costume?”

Grey eyes widened, then blinked. “I’m wearing it.”

Barnaby grimaced, and he reconsidered the man’s camouflage-print sweat-clothes.

“You’re…a soldier?”

Gil’s jaw dropped, and he flailed his arms. “I’m invisible.  Like the Invisible Man. Get it,

‘cause I’m—”

“The camo!” Barnaby gasped, remembering that the joke was very much A Thing. “Sorry, I’m— it’s clever.  I’m dumb.”

“You’re not dumb.” Gil grabbed him by the shoulders, pulling him closer.

Before Barnaby could try to convince him of the contrary, the fabric of his onesie was tugged away from his neck -

And the vinyl collar he’d taken from Gil was revealed.

“You’re wearing it,” the man noted, sounding surprised.

For a second, Barnaby wished he could be invisible, too. He hid his face away in Gil’s chest, mumbling, “You said I was like a pet…and I guess I have an animal costume…So…”

“So, a pet deer, hm?”

Fingers carded through his hair, and an arm draped around him. It certainly made him feel coddled like one.

“Is that what you are?”

In truth, he would’ve worn it without the costume. But because he had spots down his back and antlers on his hood, he nodded.

 

 

 

About Winter: 

Winter Pior is an Aries, artist, and first-time author of the novel, Fawned. He lives in New Jersey and has no pets, animal or otherwise.

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Giveaway Details:

1 lucky winner will receive one signed copy of the book, 1 set of pins (Barnaby, Gil and Gidget), and one Barnaby Cosplay Hoodie, US only. 






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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/23/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

11/23/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

11/24/2020

Twirling Book Princess

Excerpt

11/24/2020

Never Hollowed By The Stare

Excerpt

11/25/2020

BookHounds YA

Interview

11/25/2020

BookHounds YA

Instagram Post

11/26/2020

Wonder Struck

Review

11/27/2020

Do You Dog-ear?

Review

 

Week Two:

11/30/2020

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Review

11/30/2020

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Instagram Post

12/1/2020

Betwixt the Pages

Review

12/1/2020

Betwixt the Pages

Instagram Post

12/2/2020

Emelie's Books

Review

12/2/2020

Lifestyle of Me

Review

12/3/2020

Reese's Reviews

Review

12/4/2020

Momfluenster

Review/Instagram Post


Blog Tour- WITHSTANDING THE ENEMY by @tlmahrt With An Excerpt & #Giveaway! @RockstarBkTours 

 

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WITHSTANDING THE ENEMY by T.L. Mahrt Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Books:

Title: WITHSTANDING THE ENEMY

Author: T.L. Mahrt

Pub. Date: January 31, 2020

Publisher: T.L. Mahrt

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 289

Find it:  GoodreadsAmazonKindle, Audible

Emma Andrews was orphaned at a young age with no family to turn to. Tired of the broken foster-care system, and believing it was her only option, she runs to a multi-millionaire with a reputation of hiring young women. It is only then that she learns what real monsters look like... 

Emma uses her overactive imagination to help her get through the toughest of days. By daydreaming a life full of love and freewill, she manages her colorless prison, but even in her wildest dreams, she would have never imagined it could become a reality. That is, until she meets Chance, a man willing to lay his life down to save hers.

But what Emma doesn’t expect is to fight her own personal demons—her heart.

 

Excerpt:

Two tree-trunk arms fold around my waist and I am briskly swept up. A faceless man carries me four or five powerful strides before coming to an abrupt stop. With my hands still blocking my vision, my senses heighten, causing the smell of clean linen to waft around me. His solid chest vibrates as his unfamiliar voice tickles my ear.

“Are you all right?” 

My chest rises and falls as I labor to control my breathing. It isn’t fear that has my body reacting—I know fear all too well. This is something I’m not familiar with. I can feel the energy between us—it’s powerful and dangerous like fear, but I am not afraid. This is something else entirely. As my body reacts to this new energy, it grows hotter—feverish even. 

The energy intensifies as our bodies merge and he sets me down. My feet land on the icy marble floor, cooling the growing heat of my body. I hear a raspy grumble as the faceless man clears his throat and lets go of me. The warmth of his body dissipates with his release. 

“Miss, are you all right?”

Cowardly, I nod my head while still hiding my flushed face in my palms.

Two firm yet gentle hands encircle my wrists, tugging to show my face. I squeeze my eyes tightly shut, desperately wishing I could disappear.

A chuckle echoes in the hallway—of what I assume to be the foyer, judging from the direction he carried me. I open my eyes to the black T-shirt, this time focusing on the hard lines of his chest. He towers over me and a pulsing sensation sizzles through the air like lightning, licking my bare skin. I stumble backward as I try to look up at him.

“Ummm,” I manage to mumble and quickly look away.

My eyes dart to the staircase in the foyer which leads to the second floor—my bedroom. The one place I can always run to. Taking another step back, I bump into an unforgivingly hard statue and lose my balance. I tumble toward the floor.

“Easy, I got you.” He catches me effortlessly. “Your name’s not Grace, is it?” He laughs as he steadies me on my feet.

“Umm, sorry … I…” My chest tightens.

“Hey, easy…” His tone reminds me of someone who is trying to calm a wild animal.

His voice eases my nerves and builds confidence within me. My eyes search for his, needing to see the kindness and tranquility I hear in his voice—something I haven’t seen for some time. 

His blue-green eyes suck me into their depths, as if dragging me into the ocean with no hope of escaping. I have an overwhelming sense that the man who possesses these magnificent eyes will turn my world inside out…

There it is—fear—kicking off my fight-or-flight reaction. As if in slow motion, I twist out of his arms and bolt for the staircase. Taking two steps at a time, which is impressive with my short stature, I clear it in record time. I scurry around the corner in the direction of my safe haven without so much as a glance over my shoulder.


 

About T.L: 

T. L. Mahrt is a former business owner, where she utilized her education in cosmetology, barbering and massage therapy for several years. She was raised on and is currently living on a farm in Nebraska, where you can find her running barefoot in the country side with her loving husband and inspiring children and massive dogs.

After having her son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and DYRK1A, she made the life altering decision to stay home to care for her two children and pursue her love for writing. She has a love for romance and poetry where, her overactive imagination, along with her adventures and up beat lifestyle drives her inspiration for her writing.

T. L. Mahrt has a thirst for knowledge, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies degree.

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | Tumblr | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/23/2020

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

11/24/2020

Rockstar Book Tours

Excerpt

11/25/2020

Jaime's World

Excerpt

11/25/2020

JaimeRockstarBookTours

Instagram Post

11/26/2020

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

11/26/2020

BookHounds YA

Instagram Post

11/27/2020

jypsylynn

Review/Instagram Post

 

Week Two:

11/30/2020

The Phantom Paragrapher

Review

11/30/2020

The Phantom Paragrapher

Instagram Post

12/1/2020

Zainey Laney

Excerpt

12/1/2020

Zainey Laney

Instagram Post

12/2/2020

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Review

12/2/2020

Nay's Pink Bookshelf

Instagram Post

12/3/2020

Momfluenster

Review/Instagram Post

12/4/2020

Emelie's Books

Review


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