Fate Accompli By MM Jaye – Cover Reveal

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Fate Accompli by MM Jaye

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 21st, 2014

Monica Mitchell flies all the way from Boston to Athens, Greece, not to get a tan but a very specific job. Because besides an MBA, this twenty-four-year old has a mission: to prove to Alex Argiros, the gorgeous Greek magnate, that she has now grown out of the habit of flashing her underwear and looking like a zombie flick extra … in the presence of hundreds.

The catch? She has to hide who she is. Thankfully, not having seen him since her early teens helps, and soon she gets all she wants and so much more. Not only does Alex not connect his highly qualified new assistant to the disaster magnet of his distant past, but apart from his admiration, he also offers her his heart.

Now, Monica has a new mission: to keep it forever. But first, she has to come clean before he finds out her connection to the bane of his existence. Because if he does, he’ll rightfully assume she plays the part of the Trojan Horse, and then he’ll shed the sleek businessman exterior, letting his hot-blooded Greek nature take over.

She knows he could destroy her.

She knows, yet she needs just a bit longer to savor his searing kisses…

Purchase Fate Accompli (Spicy Romance) (Aegean Lovers Book 1) on Amazon

About the Author

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MM Jaye’s mom claims that she spoke her first word at the age of six. Months. As a kid she would record fairy tales in her own voice, play them back and then re-record adjusting the pitch and tempo. Later, she used her voice to inspire young adults and teach them the art of translation. But there came a time when life took a turn for the worse, and her voice temporarily died out. That’s when she turned to writing.

Fate Accompli is the first book in her Aegean Lovers series, set on the Greek island where her husband proposed. MM Jaye lives in Athens, Greece, with her husband, daughter and Kindle.

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Teen Sensation Leighann DaCosta

Leighann DaCostaLeighann DaCosta was born in Bristol, Connecticut and became a singing sensation at the tender age of 6 after winning a local singing competition. Managed by her mother Savannah (Savi) DaCosta, Leighann and Savi travelled all around the country where Leighann sang and performed at state fairs.

Leighann was discovered by a junior A&R rep who happened to be at the Ohio State Fair while visiting family. Leighann’s road to stardom was paved when she won a Grammy at the age of 10 for a song she sang on the soundtrack to a children’s movie.

Leighann was 13 when her record hit platinum status following a string of #1 hits targeted at pubescent girls.

Touring became the status quo for Leighann who toured 345 days a year.

“That time was very stressful for me, I’d wake up and not know what city I was in.”

At 15, Leighann shocked the world when she walked away from the only life she’d ever known.

“I could feel my body slipping away from me, I wasn’t living, I woke up and did what everybody wanted me to do. I had been all around the world and to many different cities, yet I’ve only seen them from the window of a tour bus.”

Leighann left fans wondering what went wrong. On the outside she was living the life many people only dream about.

“Even though I had tons of people around me, I still felt lonely. I felt lost and longed to stand still, to wake up and not have to be somewhere. I wanted the quietness of having a crappy day without asking permission to do so.” Leighann went on to say that she knew a normal life existed because she kept in touch with her sister L’Wren.

“L’Wren and I are very close, she and I talked everyday; didn’t matter what part of the world I was. My conversations with her kept me grounded. She always made me laugh. In a way I envied her because she got to go to a regular school and have friends, things I never had.”

Months later it was released to the public that Leighann had moved to Los Angeles and moved in with her 21-year-old sister.

“Moving in with L’Wren was like a breath of fresh air for me. For the first time I did what I wanted and it felt great!”

Leighann also enrolled in the prestigious international school Westwood Academy of Higher Learning.

“I had never had any formal education, I always had a tutor on tour, it was always just me and her. Attending Westwood Academy is intimidating, the campus is huge and I sit in a class with 15 students and one teacher. Most of the kids had been going there for a while and everybody knew each other.”

Leighann said she has no regrets and is excited to see where life takes her. As for if she’ll ever return to the music industry, Leighann said she is focusing on being a teenager for now.

Learn more about Leighann DaCosta in the Family Portrait series, she will be headlining the soon to be released 4th novel in the series called Perfect Escape. Here is a preview chapter and sign up here to review the series.

 

Captured Love by Juliana Haygert – Book Promo

Captured Love Book coverCaptured Love by Juliana Haygert
Publication date: November 10th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

It’s been four years since twenty-year-old Jessica Hayes has been home, but when she discovers her father is dying, she must return to her hometown in South Carolina and face her past. Jessica thought patching up her relationship with her father would be her biggest challenge, but when she runs into Ryan Dawson—the catalyst of all her problems—she wonders if coming home was a mistake.

Ryan knows he screwed up. Hell, he paid the price…with interest. But when he runs into his best friend’s little sister, Jessica, he’s reminded that his debt will never truly be paid. He may have turned his life around, but he can’t undo the damage. So, he does what he should have done all those years ago. He stays away from Jessica, and all the other personal demons that still haunt him.

Jessica thought she wanted nothing to with Ryan, but something is different about him and she needs to know why. When she discovers the truth behind his change, she puts her troubles aside and tries to help him. But is putting her heart back in the line of fire worth disrupting her stable life back in Ohio, or will the past repeat itself, leaving her brokenhearted once again?

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About Juliana

Breaking fences author

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting–but equally gratifying–life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

Co-founder and contributor at NA Alley (www.naalley.com)

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Juliana’s previous visits to Plain Talk: Breaking Fences Book Promo | Cup Of Life  

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Feel by Karen-Anne Stewart – Cover Reveal

Book cover for Feel by Karen-Anne StewartFeel by Karen-Anne Stewart
Publication date: December 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:

The one whose emotions I can’t feel is the one who makes me feel the most.

I was a sensitive, at least that’s what I was told by the boy who saved me from the overwhelming emotions that consumed my soul, the boy who saved me from myself when my gift became stronger. Through the years, he was my redemption, my reason to take my next breath…then, he was gone.

Jensen always told me I was strong, but I didn’t believe him until I was forced to be strong on my own, and I kept breathing without him. I’ve taken 42 million breaths since the moment he sent me away. Now, four years later, he’s standing in front of me, and I can barely breathe.

This isn’t just a story about the abilities I possess; it’s a story about something much stronger…the love of the man who possesses every part of me.

***Disclaimer – Feel is intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

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About Karen-Anne

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Author Karen-Anne Stewart

Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards and is a nominee for the 2013 RONE Awards.

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres.

Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.

Connect with Karen-Anne: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Check out Ash to Steele, another great novel by Karen-Anne. Look for Karen-Anne’s visit in December! YAY.

Romance novel Feel

Sneak Peek at FEEL

Her dark eyes are clouded with doubt as she searches me, needing me to tell her what I see, needing me to be her strength right now after she’s been strong on her own for far too long, and just needing me.  I want to rip the hearts out of everyone who has hurt her, but I tame the rage so I can give her everything she needs of me right now.  “The second I met you I knew that you were special and I don’t mean just because of your gift.  There’s this wild gentleness buried inside of you that is rare.  You fight for what you believe, never backing down, even when you felt all the pain, all of the shit from everyone fighting to restrain you.  You didn’t give a damn what you lost of yourself and did what you felt was right, what needed to be done.  There aren’t many people like you left, Saige.  You said I was your hero, well, I’m not the hero here.  You are.

“I’m sorry,” she blurts, rubbing her hands down her tear stained cheeks.

“For what?” I ask, using my thumbs to help her dry her tears.

“I don’t know,” she answers.  “For punching your friend, for being stupid, for everything.”

“That’s a helluva lot to be sorry for.”  My lips curve into a smile and another tear slides down her cheek, leaving a hot, wet trail that I trace with my finger.

“I’m also sorry for how I’ve treated you since we met again.”

“You thought I sent you to a nut house.  Don’t sweat it,” I tease, trying to cheer her up.

“So that excuses my being a total bitch to you?” Her eyes are red and puffy when she stops rubbing them and gives me a lopsided smile, looking so damn beautiful.

“No, it explains why you’ve been a total bitch,” I grin, giving her a wicked wink, “but I have a whole other slew of ideas of how you can make up to me for your bitchiness.”

She laughs, the sound soft yet strong, and so fucking seducing, the sweet lull rumbles through her throat like an aphrodisiac.  After what she said about Wes, I can’t be like him.  She deserves to know she’s loved before she gives herself to me.  After all she’s been through, I won’t risk the chance that she’ll get scared I’ll leave her like he did.  There will be no doubt about how much I love her when we make love for the first time; I’ll make damn sure of that.

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2 Book Promo by Gwen Jones

Wanted Wife by Gwen Jones

Wanted: Wife by Gwen Jones

Synopsis

Andy Devine is advertising for a wife on a utility pole, and interviewing him is the last thing TV reporter Julie Knott needs. Especially after her cheating fiancé just tweeted their disengagement. Now she has got to choose: get the story — or become it?

Wanted: Wife

Landed, Financially Secure 40-Yr-Old Male

* Handsome, but with old-school communication skills and a secret past *

Seeks Healthy, Athletic Female

* Preferably a pretty reporter with a messy love life who has never spent a day in the woods *

For Marriage and Family

* What could possibly go wrong? *

If you love the humor and romance of Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, don’t miss the fabulous debut of Gwen Jones!

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Fun with Author Beth Matthews

We adore Beth Matthews so much that we’ve decided to have her on again. This time Beth answers some fun questions.

A Midsummer Night's Fling author

Which three books would you take to a desert island and why?

Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold because that is my very favorite book. The hero Cazaril is so compassionate and witty. I reread that book at least once a year. Faking It by Jennifer Crusie, which is probably my favorite romance novel of all time. I love Tilda and Davy’s banter. No one writes banter like Crusie. Lastly, I would probably take some sort of instruction manual on how to build a raft or an island survival guide.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Murder, She Wrote. I am addicted to that show and have seen every episode multiple times. Jessica Fletcher is my role model and I totally want to be her and have her jet-setting, fabulous authorial life when I grow up. With fewer murders and more sexytimes, of course.

What’s your greatest extravagance?

Hell Bunny dresses on Modcloth. I am so addicted to that website I hesitate to even link to it lest I encourage others to follow me down the rabbit hole. Modcloth has SO much cute stuff, though. Literally 90% of my wardrobe is from Modcloth.

What’s your most treasured possession?

My late father was a jewelry designer and he made my mom a wedding band to wear when she was pregnant with me because her finger was too big for her normal ring. I just love that I have something so beautiful that he sort of made for both of us before he passed away.

How do you celebrate when you finish a novel?

Sleeping. Sad but true, I usually do a mad typing spree and stay up WAY too late to finish books.

Have you ever used an incident from real life in one of your books?

Yes, actually, in A Midsummer Night’s Fling the hero and heroine are kissing backstage and he accidentally bangs her head against the wall. My boyfriend did this to me one night when we were backstage together. And, yes, we were kissing. ;)

What is your next project, and when will it be released?

Right now I’m polishing up a New Adult romance, Love’s Last Call, for release later this year. It’s about a dorky bouncer and the cocktail waitress he’s sure is out of his league. If people want to learn more they can check out the book’s info-page on my website.

Beth Matthews previously visited Plain Talk. Click here to read more.

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The Changing Faces of Family Portrait

Changes, the first novel in the Family Portrait series was born on August 12, 2013. As I tried to find my brand, the covers have gone through a lot of changes so to speak. Here they are.

Changes Family Portrait covers

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The first one I felt was too dark, that cover was released for less than a month. It was supposed to be a shattered picture frame which represents the lives of the characters. Hence the name Changes.

The 2nd was a mock I had done for the designer. I wanted to focus on Adriana finding the picture of Haze, which is a key storyline in the series. Haze was her mystery man that he was hell bent on finding.

The 3rd was the finished product of the 2nd. The designer did such a great job, he added a wooden background because the Banovics inherited a winery and the wood represented the wine barrels.

The 4th one I designed myself. I had changed the synopsis with the 3rd design to feature Adriana and Leighann storylines. As the books grew in popularity, I started thinking about branding and felt that the cover no longer represented the synopsis. People seemed to relate more to the new synopsis. I wanted a clean design, I love the use of silhouettes because the characters themselves are a mystery. Read more about the newest cover design here.

The Banovic Siblings, 2nd in the series also underwent some changes. The first cover was released with the book on December 3, 2013.

The Banovic Siblings cover

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My sister came up with the design for the first cover.  I loved it! The idea was to have a few classic lines of the book on the cover. The book is known for that cover.

With the 2nd cover I wanted to feature the siblings, the stance of the silhouettes shows the personality of each sibling.

I liked the 2nd one but with the 3rd I was thinking about branding, so I took the images from the 2nd design and incorporated it into the style of the newest Changes cover.

Bastard’s Brew, released on April 12. Had the least amount of changes. All the branded covers were designed together, so going forth, all the covers under the Family Portrait brand will be much easier to design, because the template is in place.

Bastard's Brew face change

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The first cover picture of the clouds in the back I took while I was hiking with my dumb phone. I don’t really know what made me take that photo and I had no intention of using it for anything except to say “OMG like at the weather coming my way”. Because Bastard’s Brew was so dark, the darkest of all the novels in the series so far, it felt it fitting to use the clouds that was brewing up some bad weather. Of course the 2nd cover matched all those in the series. To read more about how I came about the first cover for Bastard’s Brew click on the link.

There you have it. The many faces of Family Portrait.

Cheers!

Gillian