Introducing Denise N Wheatley

Photo Denise WheatleyDenise N. Wheatley is a lover of romance, happy endings and the art of storytelling. She used to cry as a three-year old child when her mother read to her because she so badly wanted to read the books herself!

Once she learned, Denise constantly had her nose in a novel (especially the ones she’d sneak from her mom’s bookshelf). She’s been writing for as long as she can remember and draws inspiration from Chicago, the city where she was born and raised, as well as Los Angeles, which is one of her favorite places in the world.

Denise has published several books and novellas with Simon & Schuster, Red Sage Publishing, eXtasy Books and independently, has written screenplays and teleplays, and has ghostwritten for some of your faves.

When she isn’t sitting behind her computer, you can find Denise in a movie theater, on a tennis court, watching true crime television or chatting on social media. Continue reading

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New Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind

New Orleans Rush coverNew Orleans Rush by Kelly Siskind
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

A fun mixture of magic, sensuality, and iconic pin-up girl style. The romance in New Orleans Rush will leave you smiling and filled with optimism.” – Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

Falling for your surly boss is a rotten idea.
Letting him saw you in half is even worse…

Beatrice Baker may be a struggling artist, but she believes all hardships have silver linings…until she follows her boyfriend to New Orleans and finds him with another woman. Instead of turning those lemons into lemonade, she drinks lemon drop martinis and keys the wrong man’s car.

Now she works for Huxley Marlow of the Marvelous Marlow Boys, getting shoved in boxes as an on-stage magician’s assistant. A cool job for some, but Bea’s been coerced into the role to cover her debt. She also maybe fantasizes about her boss’s adept hands and what else they can do.

She absolutely will not fall for him, or kiss him senseless. Until she does. The scarred, enigmatic Huxley has unwittingly become her muse, unlocking her artistic dry spell, but his vague nightly activities are highly suspect. The last time Beatrice trusted a man, her bank account got drained and she almost got arrested. Surely this can’t end that badly…right? Continue reading

Cut Reality by Zack Hacker

Book cover Cut RealityCut Reality by Zack Hacker
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense

Synopsis

When the specter of death comes to reality TV, who’s to blame?

After a reality television competitor dies during filming, it sends the cast reeling. Follow Jason Debord as he takes on the role of amateur detective to gain clarity into the death of a reality TV co-star and ends up uncovering criminal conspiracy.

When Jason returned home from competing on Beached, he’d lost weight, couldn’t sleep, and felt more alone than ever. But he expected those changes. Jason had no way to predict that one of his fellow competitors would fling himself from a cliff. Unless he didn’t. Jason can’t believe it, but the network presents coverage of the alleged suicide to the world.

Seeing motive in every crew member’s movements, Jason compiles evidence of conspiracy, only to be met with resistance from the cast and network alike. He persists only through the support of his developing relationship with Blake, a psychologist who observes alarming similarities between her patient and her partner. Events in Cut Reality have a variety of interpretations. Ultimately, Jason has to decide while under the watchful eye of the public: is his understanding too coincidental to be believed, or so shocking because it’s his new reality.

Zack Hacker’s debut novel will please fans of reality television and psychological thrillers alike. If you enjoy Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, MTV’s The Challenge, or other works of character-driven suspense, don’t miss this highly anticipated release. Continue reading

Kate Meader Presents, Then Came You

Then Came You book coverThen Came You (Laws of Attraction #3) by Kate Meader
Published by: Loveswept
Publication date: May 7th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

In the courtroom, they’re rivals. In the bedroom, they’re . . . divorced. But could the road trip from hell lead to a second chance at love?

“I love Kate Meader’s books!”—Kelly Jamieson

Aubrey Gates is the hottest divorce lawyer in Chicago, a barb-tongued stiletto with legs that go on for miles. When her cool gray eyes meet mine across the battlefield, I want her like I’ve never wanted anyone or anything. Then I remember who she is: the woman who brought me to my knees. The woman who destroyed my faith in relationships.

The woman I used to call . . . wife.

And she needs a favor from me, Grant Lincoln.

It seems my ex forgot to mention the demise of our marriage to her dear old grammy, and now we’re both expected to attend her ninetieth birthday party. In Boston. And because it isn’t already awkward enough, Aubrey and I are driving there together from Chicago. That’s more than a thousand miles of tension, heartbreak, and barely concealed lust.

A little piece of paper might say we’re over, but this road trip is the true test. I intend to get my wife back . . . and I won’t stop until “I do.”

Kate Meader’s super-sexy Laws of Attraction novels can be read together or separately: Down with Love • Illegally Yours • Then Came You Continue reading

Don’t Lie To Me by Willow Rose

Don't Lie to Me book coverDon’t Lie To Me Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 1 by Willow Rose
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.

Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.

The girl isn’t just any child. She’s the town’s most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.

As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas — who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job — plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.

Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.

Don’t Lie To Me is the first book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone. Continue reading

Theo Michaels Presents, Orexi! Feasting at the Modern Greek Table

Orexi Theo MichaelsOrexi! Feasting at the Modern Greek Table by Theo Michaels
Genre: Cookbook

Synopsis

In this enticing collection of more than 80 recipes inspired by the flavours of Greece and Cyprus, Master Chef UK’s Theo Michaels pays homage to his family heritage, championing traditional dishes and sharing his own modern cooking.

Presenting a feast for the eyes as well as the taste-buds, his fresh and delicious food is organized into chapters entitled Meze, Sea, Land, Sun, Fire and Sundowners, evoking the Greek way of life.

You too can eat like a Greek by celebrating simplicity, seasonality, abundance, healthy balance and most importantly, the joy of sociable eating.

Beautiful food sings from these pages: from juicy watermelon, glossy kalamata olives, to fragrant oregano-roasted meats and delicate fish wrapped in vine leaves.

Choose a selection of mouth-watering dips and sharing plates to create a Cypriot-style meze; enjoy the freshest fish and seafood, perfectly grilled or fried and served with nothing more than a dusting of salt flakes and a squeeze of lemon juice to season; cook tender yogurt-marinated lamb on skewers over charcoal and wrap it in fluffy homemade pita to experience souvlaki at home; or whip up vibrant vegetable and pulse dishes, from cracked wheat pourgouri to slow-cooked fasolia beans.

Finally, make rich Greek desserts the sweet note to end your meal; serve just enough syrup-drenched baklava with a bitter black coffee to satisfy that craving or unwind with an Ouzo Sour or Brandy Sunburn Cocktail. Continue reading

Introducing Gabriella Clark

Introducing, Gabriella Clark and new new novel VOR.

What is something unique/quirky about you?

You can find me in an aisle at the grocery store doing the tootsie roll to the song that’s playing.

What are some of your pet peeves?

Spitting it’s just so… ew

What kind of world ruler would you be?

A total dictator, everyone must like pickles or face the consequences!

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Sarcastic, bashful, bold, honest, blunt

Do you have a favorite movie?

A few actually. Resident Evil, Speed and The Fifth Element

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

A knucker!

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

It’s hard to keep a good perspective on male characters. Often, I find myself writing them as I would wish they would act or think. But as us females know, men RARELY do what we think they should. Also, men think on an entirely different level then women do, so it’s hard to guess what their thought process and actions would be.

What inspired you to write this book?

Well that’s really my friend’s fault. She had sent me her current project since we like to get each other’s opinion. I got so into it I was like hey! you should do a serial with the other seasons! and I told her my idea and she said that sounds great!… you write it though. Annnd… here we are.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

She winked at me saucily before turning back to the leader, her face hardening. Her eyes began to glow amethyst as gerbera daises grew throughout her hair. Yellow tribal marks began to appear on her body. Swirling across her collar bones and down her arms. Her body began to lift from the ground as she held her arms out at her sides. I looked down and saw that a bed of roots was raising from the ground holding her up in the air. My eyes traced back up her body to behold her in all her glory. Sharp three-inch-long thorns curved from her finger as poison began to drip from the tips. A slight breeze blew by carrying the scents of springtime with it.

That passage and what follows is my favorite part of the story. Its at that moment that Daiji realizes EXACTLY who his mate is and is totally in awe of it.

Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

Well Alpha Daiji is the only nine tailed fox on this plane. He’s very driven by the need to make his people safe and to eliminate the threat to them. He’s a bit serious but his fox gives him a playful edge Navin is playful and enthusiastic. she finds humor in odd things and is a little quirky. She’s also determined to her her mate in any way she can.

About the Book

VOR by Gabrielle ClarkVor by Gabriella Clark

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis

Betrayed by one of their own. The kitsune are being hunted by a group of humans who want the healing properties of their blood for themselves. Facing extinction, Alpha Daiji, The only nine tailed fox on this plane has gathered the last of his skulk together. They head towards the promise of a sanctuary. Fighting for his people’s very survival, he never expected to find his mate, his Tsuma.

It was hard being The Vor. Leaving her clan had been the best decision for everyone. It was better to do it on her own terms rather then be forced out when fear got the best of them. It was all worth it though, when the most delicious looking fox she had ever seen crossed her path. Better yet he was her mate! Sure he was a bit pervy and might have a shedding problem but he was all hers.

​Together they would show those hunters why it was a bad idea to tangle with the nine tails and the embodiment of spring. Continue reading

Last Day For Rob Rhino Blog Tour + Giveaway

Photo Kathleen O'DonnellAuthor Kathleen O’Donnell talks about her new novel Last Day for Rob Rhino and her other writing adventures.

Tell us about your main characters in this book… what makes them tick?

Rob Rhino is a guy who’s past haunts him and he can’t shake it. He’s known for the size of his genitalia and at his age he’s tired of that. He was re-born on reality TV but he’s a sad man with a painful secret.

He meets Claire, who is an obvious addict, and wants to help her. He takes her under his wing even though she kicks and screams the whole way. She’s got a painful secret too. They form an unlikely and touching bond. They each have an agenda that rules their lives.

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

The humor. It’s dark but you can’t help but laugh—a guilty kind of pleasure. Then the ending. It’s a fitting one and it couldn’t have ended any other way. But it’s surprising. Even I was surprised.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

Both actually. The Invisible Heiress might be tougher because the protagonist writes a blog which would be tricky, but not impossible, to transfer to the screen. But definitely The Last Day for Rob Rhino. Very Coen Brothers. It’s what’s popular now. Badly behaved woman, the good characters and the bad aren’t that much different from each other. They’re odd, human and funny. I hope Hollywood is paying attention lol!

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m currently editing my third novel about a disgraced Food Network TV chef who goes back to the backwoods highway town she grew up in. It’s a town that takes care of its own no matter the misdeed. She’s hiding something. It’s written in my usual style, dark and funny. A bit of a departure because it doesn’t move as fast as my first two. It’s a delicious trip that I want the reader to really enjoy.

I’ve also got a couple stories brewing that are still just seeds.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?

In an airport. My husband and I saw a 70’s era porn star lying on the floor. He actually sat next to my husband on the plane. I made twenty quick judgments about the guy and I’d never met him. I realized there was a book there somewhere. I started writing it on the plane.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Continue reading

Rufus Chambers Presents, Does Your Vision Need an Engineer?

Title: Does Your Vision Need an Engineer? by Rufus Chambers

Engineer book coverAbout the Book

Does Your Vision Need an Engineer? It is a simple question with an answer that may seem to be obvious.  Countless people have dreams and visions, but few are able to translate them into a practical plan that can [be] followed.

Rufus Chambers takes readers on a journey of understanding how to connect a plan of action to their divinely inspired vision.

If you are struggling with understanding what to do next or who to recruit to join your team, this is the book for you.

There is nothing more frustrating than having a vision but being clueless on how to actively pursue.  Rufus will take you into the mind of a vision engineer, whose singular focus is creating a strategic plan that can systematically execute vision.

ISBN-10: 1795624744

ISBN-13: 978-1795624749

About the Author Photo Rufus Chambers

Rufus Chambers is a dynamic business & ministry professional with over 20 years of experience who built a successful career in the construction industry.

He has an expertise in Project Management and a teaching gift that empowers leaders and individuals to overcome challenges and achieve greatness. He has worked on numerous construction projects in the role of an Owner’s Representative, General Contractor, Construction Manager, and Construction Manager at Risk.

As a dedicated ministry leader with significant corporate and ministry achievements, Rufus has been afforded the opportunity to make significant inroads in the communities of Oakland, Pittsburgh, and Richmond. These inroads consist of partnering with local school districts, faith-based organizations, non-profit agencies, and law enforcement agencies in serving the previously mentioned communities.

Rufus resides in Los Angeles with his wife of over 15 years, and they have 2 beautiful daughters together.

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Cookie O’Gorman Presents, The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad

The Good girls guide to being bad book coverThe Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad by Cookie O’Gorman
Publication date: April 25th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is tired of being a good girl.

Her Career Aptitude Test results say she’s ideally suited for a career in the clergy (aka a nun), and on top of that, she receives yet another rejection. An aspiring dancer/choreographer, Sadie dreams of being featured on Dancer’s Edge—but they say she’s too sweet, needs more life experience. Her BFF, Kyle, and her oldest friend, 79-year-old Betty, agree: Sadie is in desperate need of a life makeover.

But she’ll need a coach.

Sadie doesn’t lie, cheat or steal–heck she doesn’t even curse (part of the reason she hasn’t checked off anything on her “Carpe Diem List”). Sadie doesn’t know the first thing about being bad. But Kyle’s twin brother, Colton, does. And he’s willing to teach Sadie on one condition: she has to do everything he says for the next month.

A dazzling first kiss, two smokin’ hot brothers and a bet that changes everything. In this enemies-to-more YA romance, Sadie learns:

Breaking the rules can be fun—especially when it leads to happily-ever-after. Continue reading