Serenade By Heather McKenzie

Serenade book coverTitle: Serenade (The Nightmusic Trilogy #1) by Heather McKenzie
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: April 17th 2017
Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult

Synopsis

Kidnapped and held hostage in the Rockies, a teenage heiress falls for her abductor while her corrupt father and devoted bodyguard fight to get her back. The discovery of true love and dark family secrets turns deadly in this epic coming of age adventure.

Kaya Lowen dreams of living like a normal eighteen-year old, but being heiress to a billion-dollar company has put her life in constant danger. Fiercely guarded by her powerful and corrupt father, she develops close bonds with those who protect her, especially Oliver – a bodyguard who has proven his devotion to her time and again. He wins her heart – until a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning everything she believes in. Haunted by true love and reeling from a guilty conscience, Kaya’s world unravels when she’s kidnapped.

Held captive in a rugged wilderness fraught with raging storms, mystical caves and deadly predators, Kaya’s father scours the forest and her bodyguard fights to get her back. But, the discovery of a dark family secret makes Kaya wonder if staying in the arms of her blue-eyed abductor—a captivating stranger with dark secrets of his own – is a safer place to be. At least, that’s what her heart is telling her, her head is saying run…

An epic adventure centered on a smoldering love-triangle, Serenade sings a timeless tale of courage, self-discovery, and life-or-death love that will leave you breathless. Continue reading

Still A Bad Boy by Ada Scott

Book cover Ada ScottTitle: Still a Bad Boy (Still a Bad Boy, #1) by Ada Scott
Publication date: November 2nd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:

I can’t get him out of my mind, and I can’t keep myself out of his bed

Kendall
He wasn’t supposed to notice me. Jace Barlow: the most powerful man in the city. Mysterious, scarred, pure muscle and tattoos.

He was my first. That didn’t stop him from pinning me against a wall, using me for his own pleasure until I screamed his name.

Now my boss thinks I’m getting the scoop of the century, but all Jace is giving me is orgasm after leg-quivering orgasm. When he puts his hand on my throat and growls in my ear…

“You are mine.”

I know it’s true.

I’ve fallen hard and I’ve never felt safer…

Until I see him kill somebody.

Jace
I dedicated my life to taking down the Picolli Crime Family from the inside. I made a name for myself, the mafia’s most brutal enforcer. I worked my way up the chain, and my revenge came. A righteous bloodbath.

Then I took their place so they could never come back.

Nothing else has ever mattered. Until Kendall.

She was an innocent girl for me to defile, and then leave her ruined for other men like all the rest. But she makes me so hard I ache for release, and for the first time in my life, I want to have her again.

Kendall’s the chink in my armor my enemies have been looking for.

I don’t care.

She is mine and I’ll die before I give her up.

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A former office drone, a former nurse, I now spend every waking moment doing what I love, creating and publishing these steamy stories about bad boys from the mafia, motorcycle clubs, and mma that make me, and hopefully you, weak at the knees! Anywhere a bad boy can be found, I’ll be there taking notes and making it even sexier 🙂

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Excerpt

After a brief hurricane of panic from everybody back in the office, I spent the entire afternoon on a computer researching Jace Barlow, determined to make part two of my interview infinitely less embarrassing than part one.  I’d known he was secretive, but I didn’t realize just how little of his life had made it on to the internet.

Mr.  Kinsley sent me some lines of questioning the brain-trust back in the office thought would be important to go through, but not until after trying to replace me at the dinner with a more experienced reporter.  Barlow’s people shot that idea down.

This was my big chance, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to show them what I could do.  Everybody at The Weekly Enquirer, my family, everybody back home who thought I would live and die in Woodville, I’d show them all.

I couldn’t afford the kinds of things that most people who dined at Luc Monette’s wore, but I dressed up as well as I was able to.  Even so, when I arrived early, the woman behind the counter looked down her nose at me until I said I was here to meet Jace Barlow.

After that, I was royalty as far as she was concerned.  She even brought me a complimentary glass of wine while I waited.

It wasn’t easy to keep a level head.  This was as exclusive a restaurant as existed anywhere in the city, the whole country even.  Everywhere I looked, I saw faces I recognized from the news, from the magazines, even from the paper I worked for.

The instant he walked in the room, he caught my eye.  He had so much presence it was like the universe revolved around him, the complete opposite to me.

It didn’t take him long to spot me either, as if I drew his eyes as much as he drew mine.  He headed straight for me and I had this image of him picking me up and carrying me off into the sunset.

There I went again.  What was it about him that made me forget who I was?

“Mr.  Barlow.” I began to stand.

He held out his hand, halting me, before he sat down on the opposite side of the table.  “Please.  Just call me Jace for tonight.”

“Oh.  OK.  You can call me Kendall too.”

“A beautiful name for a beautiful woman.”

I glanced down at my glass of wine for a second, fighting off the shy blush that seemed to blossom anyway whenever he looked at me.  Lines like that didn’t help my predicament.

Eventually, I managed to raise my eyes to his with a goofy smile on my face.  “Thank you.”

“Have you ordered?” he asked.

“No, I was waiting for you.”

“Well, now you’ve got me, what are you going to do with me?”

It was an innocent question, but the way he said it and the look on his face gave me the impression that he was implying something.  I didn’t know if it was just my imagination running wild again, not out of the question when I was around him, or if I was getting hit on by a multi-millionaire.

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It’s okay.

There is a perfectly good reason why:

1.) I can’t move my body.

2.) I smell a strange lemony scent.

3.) I am lying on soft sheets, on an even softer bed, and am wearing a long shirt I do not recognize.

Unfortunately, I can’t think of that perfectly good reason.

A monitor beeps next to me, a noisy rhythmic sound that every part of me—the part that wants to play my music, the part that practices in my parents’ too-small basement—hates. The sound blares in my ears, and I miss the nothingness, the silence that surely I have just awoken from.

Perfume hits my nostrils. It’s too sweet, as if somebody has bathed in bubble gum and roses. It reminds me of the girls at school, and I turn my head away.

“Oh my God!” a high-pitched voice squeals in my ear in an American accent. “He’s awake!”

Shouldn’t I be awake?

“You’re awake, Caleb! You did it!” the voice says, this time louder and more screeching. I’m being unfair. There’s a joyousness there, and I want to capture it with music. I want to smile. I am smiling. If only everyone praised me with the same enthusiasm. I mean, I haven’t even opened my eyes yet.

Why can’t I open my eyes?

A shiver runs through me, and I scrunch my eyes together. I struggle to part my lids as if I’ve forgotten how to do it.

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Meet Me In The Dark (A Dark Suspense) by J.A. Huss
Publication date: April 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:

He’s empty, inhuman, dishonest, and cruel.
She’s never wanted anyone more.

Sydney has lived in fear for eight years after freelance assassin, Merc, failed to rescue her from a cult-like militia group. Left in the hands of a sadistic man, she did whatever it took to survive. But Merc’s last words gave her hope. Hope he’d be back to finish the job.

After Merc is betrayed by her father, Sydney becomes his target. He wields sex, drugs, lies, and love like weapons. Merc knows just what to do with a fearful girl like Sydney. He’s in control. He’s always in control.

But Sydney Channing is not what she appears. And Merc’s only redeeming act—the very one that made Sydney’s life a living hell—might just be his worst mistake yet.

WARNING: Meet Me In The Dark is a STANDALONE, non-traditional, DARK ,CAPTIVE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE. It is not intended for sensitive readers. Continue reading

Getting to Know Sabrina Rawson

Sabrina Rawson Blood OathHow did you start your writing career?

I began writing my first novel four years ago, however I spent many years before that taking a class here and there writing essays that I felt were phenomenal, but nothing had ever been published. I have always enjoyed writing.  My first book has a ton of errors in it and my second book is better, but my recent book, Blood Oath, is my baby.  I spent so much time perfecting the storyline, grammar and the character development.

Has someone been instrumental in inspiring you as a writer?

Survivors.  It doesn’t matter what type of adversity a person could be exposed to, they are my inspiration.  Recently, two women who went through cancer with me were my source of inspiration.  It was at that time I said why not, I’ll give my dream a try.  When they became terminal I cried because I was battling and winning when they were battling and losing.  One of them, Kim, she tells me to finish writing my book because “there is nothing wrong with having the time to follow your dreams.”  I spent two years writing my book in which six months was spent seeking professional advice and support stepping outside my comfort zone to achieve my dream of self-publication.

What is the hardest part of writing your books?

Having to turn life off and put my headphones on.  Once I turn social media off and open up my files I am ready to go.  My storyline becomes my playground.  I have to be very diligent about what happens with my time when I am creating.  With this novel I took up the challenge of NaNoWriMo and completed my 50,000 words in 30 days.  Through that writing process I discovered if I became diligent with my time daily during the creation process of writing a novel, I could set aside several hours a day just for writing.  Some days I would write more and others I would just use for research, but every day I write no less than 1500 words.  I spend more time now working to brand myself with my audience, market my novels and creatively write than I did when I worked full time!

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing this book?

That I could discipline myself to write daily.  By testing myself to adhere to this standard I found myself able to delve deep into the characters allowing the story to unfold in front of me.  My writing contemporary romance became fluid and visual.  I had a wonderful time exploring the depth of my character development with my daughter as she helped me to develop the difference between the psychopath and the sociopath.  It was fantastic to banter with someone about the book.  There was a time when we lived, ate and dreamed character/plot development.  Now THAT’s what I’m talking about!

What was the scariest moment of your life?

When my son died.  I thought, “What will life be like without him in it?”  I laughed when the men lowered him in the ground.  When he came into my life I thought, “What will life be like with you in it?”  Our time had come full circle and I knew when his beautiful white casket was lowered in the ground I would see him again.  That was twelve years ago this year and he passed when he was twelve.  It is no coincidence I remember that moment writing this to you having forgotten that thought until this very moment.

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Conversing with Sandra Brown

I have been running this blog for the last two years and I have had many wonderful authors come and chat with me. Today I am truly humbled to welcome Sandra Brown, author of over 60, you read it right 60 New York Times Bestsellers! I have been a fan of Ms Brown for as long as I could remember, so naturally I jumped at the chance to be a part of her blog tour.

Here’s my interview:

Photo Sandra BrownWhat made you switch from writing thrillers to writing a heartwarming story like Rainwater?

The characters of Ella and Rainwater wouldn’t leave me alone!  They kept coming around every few months, insisting that I tell their story.  In between contract books, I began writing, and before I knew it, I had a first draft.  I put it away, wrote another thriller, took it up again.  I worked on it that way for about a year and half before I sent it to my agent, who had no idea I’d been writing it.  She liked it and sent it to my editor.  I’m pleased it was received so well.  Their story deserved to be told.

When you started writing did you ever think you would make a full time living off of it?

That’s a yes and no question.  From day one, yes, I wrote with the intention of being published.  I knew that if I approached it as a hobby, something to dabble in, I’d never make it.  So I treated the writing like a job, “going to work” every day, although it was only a commute to the spare bedroom where I’d set up a typewriter on a card table!  Did I think I’d ever write over 75 books, be a bestseller, be published worldwide?  No.  But I’m so grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to do what I love doing and making a living at it.

The publishing industry has changed a lot since you started your career. What are your thoughts on the changes and how have they affected you?

I think we in the industry are still on the learning curve of the changes and how they affect us!  Publishing is evolving.  What I love about the introduction of electronic books is that it has enabled me to grow my audience. Readers on every spot of the globe have access to my books.  The disadvantage to it is that readers on every spot of the globe also have access to me! Constantly feeding social media requires a lot of time. It’s a juggling act to allocate time to it, without sacrificing time that should be spent writing.  Writing a good book is the best thing I can do for my reader.

What was your biggest challenge when you first started writing?

Not so much the writing itself (because I had dozens of stories basically outlined in my head and couldn’t wait to put them on paper) but combining my new “habit” with daily life.  Fortunately, I had a good husband, who knew how badly I wanted to write, and was willing to help with kids and all the craziness that family life entails. We ate carryout a LOT!

What is your biggest challenge now?

What it’s always been: Writing a story that people want to read. I still approach each day with a healthy dose of FEAR. Is this character compelling?  Will this plot excite and engage the reader?  This self-doubt is actually beneficial. Complacency would be deadly. Continue reading

The Schwarzschild Radius by Gustavo Florentin

The Schwarzschild Radius Title: The Schwarzschild Radius
Author: Gustavo Florentin
Genre: Thriller / Suspense

Synopsis

Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared. After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony. As she closes in on the killer who has taken Olivia, Rachel becomes his next target.

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About the Author

Gustavo Florentin was born in Queens, New York and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronics projects. After the fall of the Soviet Union, many thought America wouldn’t need weapons anymore, so while others waited for the peace dividend, he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic places and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He lives in New Jersey where he is working on his third novel.  His thriller, In the Talons of the Condor, won the following awards:

  • WUACADEMIA–Prix d’Or Best Novel
  • The Verb First Chapter Contest–First Prize
  • Mount Arrowsmith Best Novel 4th place
  • The Writing Show–Second Prize best first chapter of a novel.
  • Second Prize–16th Annual International Latino Book Awards

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