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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Evelyn Blog Tour A Novella of the Fallen Angel Series...

Evelyn- Blog Tour Banner Title: Evelyn
Author: Tracie Podger 
  Release Date: July 28, 2014 
  Tour Hosted by: Passionate Promotions

~ The Background ~

Evelyn is a pivotal character in books 1 and 2 of the Fallen Angel Series. In books 1 and 2, readers learn a little of her background, how she met principal characters Robert Stone and his best friend Travis, and how she became such an integral part of their lives. But that is far from all there is to know about this wonderful character. She has her own story to tell, and it's a powerful one. If you've read the Fallen Angel series, you know that every character has secrets ~ sometimes bittersweet, sometimes utterly devastating, even tragic; and as their secrets unfold, the story deepens with a passionate intensity, weaving the characters' lives together with bonds that cannot be broken. In every character's life, choices must be made, and very often the past not only determines the choice, but produces its outcome, especially given the complexities of "family culture" explored in the Fallen Angel series. In this novella, Evelyn tells her story, ultimately connecting it to the sequence of events as they unfold in Fallen Angel 1 and Fallen Angel 2. As you read it, it is easy to imagine sitting across a table in a quiet cafe', sharing a bottle of chianti, listening as Evelyn tells her story, her way. Contemporary romance for readers over the age 18. Although part of the 5* Fallen Angel Series, this novella can be read as a standalone.


~ The Synopsis ~
Evelyn was sixteen years old when she fell in love. She fell in love with a murderer. Rocco has been sent from Italy to live with the Morietti family in Washington, DC, for his safety, for his protection. He hadn’t banked on meeting the beautiful, but young, Evelyn, the daughter of the man who has given him refuge. He hadn’t banked on falling in love. How hard is it to love the daughter of the man who holds your fate in his hands? And once you fall, how hard is it to keep your love a secret? Which is the greater threat to them both, to keep their secret, or to admit and fight for each other? Evelyn and Rocco are forced to accept a life of secret meetings, lies, love and loss. Few relationships can survive it, and not every romance has a happy ending. But if there is a chance....... is it not worth a try? This is the story of young love, of dreams and hopes for a future not possible. This is the story of Evelyn.


~ A Teaser ~
Evelyn and Rocco 
 “I need to get you home, Evelyn, it’s getting late,” he said, softly. “I don’t have a curfew, Rocco,” I protested. “No, but if we stay here any longer, I’m going to do something we both might regret.” He might as well have just stabbed me in the heart. I closed my eyes and let my forehead fall to his chest. Why would he regret this? I moved away from him, pulled my hand free of his and turned to walk back the way we came. He didn’t follow me immediately but it wasn’t long before I heard his footsteps. I arrived back at the car and waited for him to unlock the door, open it and I climbed in without looking at him. We drove the short distance home without speaking. As the car pulled to a stop I reached for the door handle. I felt his hand on my thigh and I stilled. “Wait, you misunderstand me,” he said. “What do I misunderstand, Rocco? You kiss me like you mean it. You tell me ‘soon’ and leave me for days on end. You play me like I have no feelings,” I replied, my voice rising in anger. “Oh, I mean it, Evelyn. Every second your mouth is mine don’t you think I want more, don’t you think I want to throw you down and take you there and then? I want your body, I want every inch of you. I want to taste you, to fuck you. I want to own you. I want to be your first.” “Then why don’t you?” I whispered. “Because your father would kill me.”
~ Reviewer Comments ~
In this novella Evelyn a sweet 16 year old taking care of her siblings after her mother passed away falls in love with Rocco. Rocco who fled to America from Italy works with Evelyn's father who is in the Mafia. They both know that they can't really act on their feelings because of how powerful her father is. They are both scared of what he might think or do. When Evelyn's father is called away out of town they decide to go for it. Their feelings for one another have been bottled up and ready to explode. A sweet tender first love. That one love that you will never forget. will it last? Will the power of her father tear them a part. A great short story that portrays one of the characters from The Fallen Angel Series.
Sami's Review:
This story is about Evelyn when she was younger. It gives us a better look into what she went through to get to where she is. How she came to care for Robert and how they kind of saved each other. Evelyn experienced love and loss at such a tender age. Losing her mother and having to care for her father and her siblings forced her to grow up much faster than anyone should have to. Though she was not sure of what her father’s business was she was sure that it was not legal. She tried to shield her siblings from that by asking her father to make certain concessions. This is how she met Rocco. We all have that one great love. The one we will never forget no matter the time that has passed. One that brands us on a soul deep level. This is what Evelyn had with Rocco. This is a great story that gives us better insight into who Evelyn is, what she has gone through and how she has ended up where she is today.
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~ About Tracie Podger ~
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks. Tracie wishes to thank you for giving your time to read her books and hopes you enjoy them as much as she loves writing them. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you.

~Random facts about me~

I have a Y shaped scar on my right palm. I fell over a dog and skidded, palms first, into a pile 

of broken bottles. I think I was 6 or 7 years old at the time. 

I’m a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor and have been diving for years. Although I don’t teach so 

much nowadays, I still enjoy that thrill of seeing someone’s face when they get in the sea for 

the first time and see some of the most amazing things.

I have two tattoos with another one in the planning. As a birthday present to myself some 

years ago, I had a dragon tattooed on my lower back. I chose a dragon because they symbolise 

strength and courage and at that time in my life I really needed to find both. On my stomach, 

and this one was a mistake, I have a whaleshark. It’s the first whaleshark I was able to 

photograph whilst diving in the Maldives. I took the photo to the tattoo parlour and had it 

inked onto my skin. It’s not a great tattoo and will soon be covered over! I don’t regret the 

tattoo, I just wish I’d thought about placing it somewhere else.

I’m really into underwater photography, not that I’m an expert at it. Sharks are one of my 

most favourite things to snap. I just wish fish would learn to pose, it’s hard work chasing 

them around to get a good shot!

I love Italian food. In fact I love all things Italy. I’ve been fortunate to visit many times and 

love nothing better than renting a house in the middle of nowhere and soaking up the culture, 

the food and importantly, the wine.

My mother’s family are Maltese. They left Malta and settled in Gibraltar a couple of 

generations ago. My father’s family are Irish. Hubby calls me Tazmanian after the devil 

because I have a bit of a fiery temper, I think it’s just the mix of genes.

Authors take on main characters

Evelyn is a wonderful woman. She lost her mother in her teens and stepped up to care for 

her family. She has such strength and courage, she gave up her life to care for others. When 

she met Robert and Travis she was in a rough place, mentally, yet she put her emotions, her 

feelings to one side to care for these two street kids. She understands exactly who her father 

is, and his chosen line of business, yet she doesn’t exploit that. She wants to give something 

back to the community, volunteering at the church. 

Rocco is a bit of an enigma, in some ways he reminds me a lot of Robert (Fallen Angel Parts I 

& II). He comes from a remote village in Naples, Italy where his family owned an olive grove, 

producing olive oil. He is a very loyal man and conflicted between his feelings for Evelyn and 

that loyalty he owes to her father. But, he has to follow his heart. He has two very distinct 

sides to him. The side Evelyn sees is softly spoken, is thoughtful and kind but the side his 

enemies see, is ruthless, a man able to take revenge on his father’s killer.

~Questions & Answers~

How did the Novella, Evelyn, come about?

Evelyn is a character in the Fallen Angel series that plays such an important supporting role 

and has an interesting background. I wanted to explore why she never married, had her own 

family and I felt that she would be someone who would have that one great love and never 

settled for anything less. This novella covers a time when Evelyn is sixteen to twenty. At 

twenty she meets Robert and Travis. It’s a novella, instead of a novel, because I wanted to 

concentrate on that one relationship, her one true love, Rocco. 

Where does it fit in with The Fallen Angel Series?

Evelyn can be read as a standalone or alongside Fallen Angel Parts I, II & III. I slotted it in 

after Part II for two reasons. First, it was written, I love it and I’m impatient! I’m excited for 

people to read it. Second, it leads us nicely onto Robert’s Story which is the next book out - 

scheduled for end of August/beginning of September. 

Tell us a bit about The Fallen Angel Series.

Fallen Angel, Parts I & II started life as one book but it became too large to realistically 

publish. The cost for a paperback would have been too high for a debut novel and the book 

would have been twice the length of a standard romance. However, I really don’t like cliff 

hangers, so decided to split the book at what seemed a natural point. There was never a Part 

III but once I had finished Robert’s Story there seemed to be a few loose ends that niggled me 

and a plot begging to be followed that centres around Travis. Fallen Angel, all three parts, 

are told from Brooke Stiles point of view. She was just a normal, thirty year old woman on 

holiday in America when she met, and fell in love, with the dark eyed, damaged and dangerous 

Robert Stone. She embarked on a life she had only ever seen in the movies.

I like to write about slightly older characters. Robert is thirty seven and Brooke thirty when 

they meet. To have them at this age meant the timeline was more realistic. Robert has done 

an awful lot in his life, it wouldn’t have made sense for him to be any younger. I also wanted 

to explore how, someone slightly older, deals with falling in love for the very first time. The 

results were surprising!

Why set the book in America?

You have to read to know who Robert Stone is and although his lifestyle, his chosen line 

of business is around in the UK, I didn’t feel it worked as well. I have family and friends in 

America so was fortunate to use their knowledge on locations. I have Italian friends. Like 

Robert, I am an honour Italian, so was able, in addition to research, to tap into a source of 

information. I also wanted Brooke to be taken out of her life and placed into another. If that 

had been in the UK, there was the temptation for her to slip back into her own world. She is 

far away, in a different country, she can’t run (not that they would), she has to overcome her 

problems and fears in a foreign country. 

Can you list your books and where can they be found?

All my books can be purchased from Amazon, just search for my name. In addition, some 

bloggers will have a buying link on their site, should they review. I urge readers interested in 

buying the book, to use these links as this helps support the blogger who give their time freely 

to help promote indie authors.

Fallen Angel, Part I was the first book released, followed by Fallen Angel, Part II. Evelyn is 

the next and in August/September Robert’s Story will be released. Fallen Angel, Part III will 

be November. That will complete the Fallen Angel Series (I think!). Spring of next year will 

see the release of A Virtual Affair, the very first book I ever wrote and then I have a work in 

progress, yet to be named. 

Pimp your support team.

I have a great team of people who support me. Tom Ericson, a wonderful author helps with 

the cover design. I have two beta readers, Janet Hughes and Romy Lazzari, whose input has 

been invaluable.

Most of all, Paula Radell, my publicist, has been a godsend! She is the one responsible for 

organising blog tours and getting my name out and about, leaving me the time to concentrate 

on writing. Without her input, I would have struggled with my schedule for releases. She also 

beta reads and being American herself, I can rely on her to pull me up if the dialect is wrong. 

I’m very thankful to have her on my team. 

Lastly, my family. My mum is my biggest fan - sometimes embarrassingly so. She collected 

me from hospital after a minor op and made sure to tell all the patients on the ward that I was 

an author and urged me to give out leaflets! My husband has been my rock. I couldn’t have 

done any of this without his support.

~ Connect with Tracie and Fallen Angel Fans on Social Media ~
  Twitter (@Tracie Podger)
  Facebook (Tracie Podger, Author)
  FallenAngelsFanPage (Facebook Fallen Angel Series Fan Page) 
  Website (www.TraciePodger.com)

~ Discover The Fallen Angel Series ~
Available in ebook and paperback.... Fallen Angel, Part I On the first day of her holiday to Washington, DC, Brooke Stiles meets Robert Stone. Dark eyed, damaged and dangerous - Stone has never had a normal relationship for fear of his past being exposed. Not knowing how to respect nor love, he struggles with his feelings for a woman who makes him question everything that he is. Brooke falls in love with him and as their relationship grows she learns who he really is. Her future is set. She is to heal her man and mend his broken soul. But can she do the one thing that he asks? This is a story of an ordinary woman who falls in love with an extraordinary man and has to discover whether she is strong enough to forgive him his past. Fallen Angel, Part II When Brooke Stiles had said, “It was in a small room in an office block in Washington, DC, that my life changed, forever,” she had no idea of the enormity of that statement. Just a few short months ago, Brooke, had lived a quiet suburban life in the UK. She now owns a closet of clothes she could only dream about and has been swept off her feet by trouble with a capital T. Once Robert Stone came to terms with the fact that he was in love with Brooke, he knew he could never let her go. Not letting her go means introducing her to his life, past and present. However, when Robert’s past and present collide, Brooke does the one thing that Robert begs her not to. Does it change her? Has that light that he sees in her eyes been extinguished? This is a story of an ordinary girl who finds the strength to become the extraordinary woman, and keeps her promise to the man she owes her existence to.

~ Buying Links ~
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~ The Fallen Angel Series Continues With...~

Robert ~ Fallen Angel, Part III ~ and later, A Virtual Affair

Surrender Release Day and Giveaway...

COVER REVEAL


Surrender 
By Jennifer Burrows

Synopsis 
Katherine Anderson was living a dream life. She came from an influential family, had a successful career as a food critic, and was about to marry the man of her dreams. Her life suddenly takes a change for the worse when she finds her fiancé in the arms of another woman. Her dream wedding now cancelled, she tries to find herself in Italy, on a trip she was supposed to be taking as the just married Mrs. Michael Gibbons.

Massimo "Tony" Bertalucci has had his life destroyed by a cartel known to be trafficking black market olive oil out of Italy and around the world. While the cartel thought the entire Bertalucci family was dead and buried, Tony remains very much alive and determined to find a way to get his life back.

When Tony and Katherine’s worlds collide, she is Tony’s only hope of escaping Italy alive. What Katherine doesn’t realize is that this charming, unassuming Italian man is using her to save his own life. Will she be able to get back to the states safely, or will she be subjected to the same fate as Tony's family? Will Tony find a way to stop running? Or will he have to surrender his life to the cartel?


Jennifer Burrows's bio 

I was am a retired Registered Nurse. I am the author of A shot in the Dark and the Sequel Into the Light. I worked in the emergency department and critical care for over 15 years which provided me the experiences to write my books.

I am an avid reader and love to talk about the latest story I've read. I hope you will enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bondage Club Release and Review...


 The Bondage Club
by Alexandrea Weis


Blurb

A man looking for a new beginning.
Hunter Donovan is a writer who dreamed of penning the great American novel but settled for a job running the family business, Donovan Books. Trapped publishing other people’s stories, Hunter buries his frustrations in vodka and an endless parade of one-night stands. 
A woman with a secret.
Cary Anderson is the perky, petite, and staunchly determined editor who is well versed in erotica fiction. But Cary has a kinky side that she is struggling to keep hidden from the world. 

Fed up with dwindling sales, Hunter hopes to breathe new life into his publishing house by breaking into the risqué world of erotica. He hires Cary to rescue his company and she is keen to show her new boss everything she knows. But what starts out as a lesson in sexual fiction turns into an unexpected roller coaster ride of disastrous romantic encounters. And just when Cary helps stir Hunter’s creative voice, he uncovers the truth about her wicked ways. 

Some ties that bind can cut right to the heart in…The Bondage Club.


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Review

Sami's Review


We all put on different faces every once in a while. Whether it’s to blend in better, hide our true feeling or just to escape our own realities every once in a while. However not many of us can carry on this façade for quite as long or quite as well as Cary can. Hunter Donovan has lost his inspiration. He once had dreams of being the next great American novelist instead he is running his father’s publishing house helping others fulfill their dreams while his he has completely abandoned. Relationships pfft forget it better to love em and leave em that way you can’t get hurt. On one of his assignments for the publishing house Hunter runs into the most fascinating woman. What really intrigues him is that she is not what one would call his usual type. When he pursues her she shoots him down but gives him some advice in regards to how he can branch out in his business. Taking Smutties advice he phone Cary and asks for her help in launching an erotica line. The last thing he expected was to have feelings for this woman. The more Hunter and Cary work together and get to know each other the more he is intrigued by the woman he is getting to know. Cary has a huge secret though. What will Hunter do when he discovers her hidden secrets? What will Cary do when Hunter accuses her of being a liar and manipulator? Can these two possibly still work together after everything comes out? This book is great it made me laugh and want to punch someone as well. Hell maybe just shake some sense into them. Definite must read.

Tabitha's Review

I was given a copy of this book to read and review for an honest opinion.


Wow! so not what you expected by the title and the cover. This is the first book of Alexandrea's that I have read. Definitely a twist and turns kind of book that keeps you suspenseful. Hunter really wants to be a writer and works for his father's publishing company. He is ready to turn Donovan Publishing around and venture into a different genre for them. Upon meeting Smut Slut he is intrigued with her  but doesn't seem to be that into him. Wanting to start a new Erotic line he gets the help of Cary and editor and tries to find out more about the BDSM life style. The more he works with Cary the more attracted she is becoming to him and the more his creativity is flowing for his own book. Will Hunter become the writer he has always wanted to be? will Cary change Hunter and his heart. Be sure to find out in the great book.


About the Author

Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. Having been brought up in the motion picture industry, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.

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Breaking a Bad Boy.. Promo Blitz

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BREAKING A BAD BOY (Book 6 Bad Boy Series)
by Susan Arden
Blurb:
SOMEONE IS ABOUT TO BREAK.
Take one spunky tattoo artist, a hardcore badass cowboy, and watch the sparks ignite into a firestorm when one wants to get married and the other is holding out...for sex. One scorching kiss too many and Sommer Kincaid sets her sights on breaking Rory McLemore. She's been in love this bad boy since high school with his infuriating rule about NO SEX before marriage. Well that horrible rule is about to go down. All the way down. Especially after Rory gives Sommer a sizzling taste from his spank bank, and suddenly there is no stopping them from exploring each other...wherever and whenever, doing everything under the sun except actual penetration. Talk about frustrating! From holding out, Sommer is ready to give in. On the verge of saying 'yes' to his marriage proposal, Sommer is threatened with covering her dad's gambling debts. When she gets an offer she can't refuse out in L.A. and the means to make some serious cash, she heads for the coast rather than risk involving Rory in her rapidly imploding life. As these two hardheaded lovers are forced to the edge, their love is put to the test. Now it's up to Rory to stake his claim in Tinseltown and prove to Sommer, he's the ultimate bad boy and she's not going to end up as the girl that got away. WARNING: Filled with badass McLemore cowboys, spunky bad girls, a few variations of hardcore rocker Romeos. Be advised~Breaking gives a new definition for hot-off-the-charts romance.
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~About the Author~

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Time to come clean about Susan Arden. This is a team effort between a husband and a wife. One was a teacher, now turned into writer, and just got into cover and interior book design which is a whole other fascinating world. The other is a business owner of a successful environment remediation company. Two heads are better than one when it comes to writing fiction. Susan Arden is just one of the pen names of this pair. Romance, YA fiction, and soon suspense fiction. Check out the Susan Arden team's blog to keep up this sweet & spicy romance world. Stay in touch.
    
Connect with Susan
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Covet Blast Breaking all the Rules....


Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE their Facebook page, and join the Book Club.


Today I'm happy to be featuring Covet's July releases:



So I Married A Werewolf by Kristen Miller

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!

Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already been there, done that. Faith Hamilton needs money to put her younger brother through college. Okay, and she totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all. When the two friends strike a deal to help one another out, will it spark a love neither anticipated?





Forbidden Kiss by Shannon Leigh

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Rom Montgomery seeks the unobtainable: forgiveness. He wanders across continents and through time searching for salvation and the means to right an ancient wrong. To gain the respect and position she’s desired in the academic world, Jule Casale hopes to discover the unknown artist behind a masterpiece of Renaissance art. When Jule comes knocking on Rom's door, it’s the closest he’s ever come to finally finding redemption. The closer he draws to correcting his past mistakes, the more his secrets threaten to destroy the woman who might hold the key to his future.


Statistic Release Day Blitz



STATISTIC
by Dawn Roberston


Synopsis:

Love.

Betrayal.
Deception.
Attempted Murder.
Aurora Alexander is everything headlines are made of.



Newly divorced single mother Aurora Alexander is trying to move on with her life.
After a string of unsuccessful blind dates, she turns to internet dating.
Everyone does it, so it has to be safe. Right?



Wrong.






Prologue
hat makes a person tick? Is it the way they are raised? Perhaps it is a genetic predisposition. Our DNA coded from the moment of conception to write out the entire way our life will play out. Of course some things will be left to chance; fate better yet. But I can tell you from personal experience, some people are just born bad.

WI always did my best, despite having the genetic odds stacked against me. Saying I didn't win the parental lottery would have been one of the understatements of the century. Yet, I was always able to skate by in life. Trying not to become a statistic. Little did I know other people would take my choices away from me.
eastfeeding isn't sexy. Neither are the stretch marks Liam left me with. I didn't care, and I still don't. But he did, and that is why I caught him in bed with my eighteen year old babysitter when my son was barely three. I know, my life is starting to sound like a soap opera. I wish these were the darkest days. Back then, I thought they were. I thought going through a divorce with a four year old son was the end of the world. Ha. I wish I would have known what my future would hold. What damage could be done at the hands of a stranger I
I guess most of my problems started when I got married. I was such a naïve twenty year old. I thought the world was all sunshine and roses. He was my world, my reason for living. That was until he lost interest in me. A high risk pregnancy, bed rest, sex restrictions, and a colicky baby will kill intimacy for anyone. B
r thought I knew. Does anyone truly ever know another person? My answer to that question would be no. Even the most open and honest people have dark secrets. Shit they would never reveal to anyone. You know you have those type of secrets, we all do. Hell, I do. I typically would never tell anyone. Except since the world knows most of them now, it is my turn to tell my own story. The true story of Aurora Alexander. The real dangers of picking up strange men on the internet under the guise of dating, and new beginnings. It all began as a game. A way to spread my wings, and learn the dating game after being out of it for a decade. It ended in a violent attempt on my life.
I am a fighter. I have lived to tell my story. No one can silence me. Not even him.





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Author Bio:


Dawn Robertson is a two time best selling, twenty-something indie author, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her flock of kids and writes smut.
Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), shopping for My Little Pony goodies, being the life of the party at a book signing, or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.
Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.



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Hour Glass Blog Tour and Review

 

Title: Hourglass

Authors: K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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  HG SYNOPSIS  

Best friends since birth, Brooke Reid and Savannah Prescott, spend their days working together at top fashion magazine Hourglass, while enjoying all that the Denver nightlife has to offer – but sharing a man – no way.

One of Denver’s most eligible bachelors, Luke Wellington, can have any woman he wants and he knows it. Putting his player skills to the test, he destroys a friendship and makes two women fall in love with him as he sits back and enjoys the best of both worlds.

Brooke Reid is a woman looking for her happily ever after, and the day she literally ran in to him, she thought she’d found it. Charming, charismatic, a true gentleman – what more could she ask for? Things are going perfectly until her best friend struts in the elevator and claimed his lips right in front of her.

Savannah Prescott is interested in one thing, having a good time with every single man Denver has to offer. Being tied down is too much of a bore for her free spirited ways. Or so she thinks, but when her best friend starts dating her Friday night fling, she realizes she may be ready to turn in her game card and settle down into a real relationship.

When both girls come to the realization that they are after the same man, it means all-out war. Best friends until the end, or at least until him.

 

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Finally! I thought to myself, taking Luke’s face between the palms of my hands and laying an earth shattering kiss on him right in the elevator for my best friend to see. “I’ve been dying to introduce you to my…” Releasing Luke’s face I looked to my left and then to my right. “Where in the hell did she go?”

Glancing back at Luke’s panic-stricken face, I tried to figure out why Brooke had bolted. What in the hell is wrong with that woman? Wrapping my arms around Luke’s neck, I kissed his cheek. “You look like you’ve just seen a ghost. What’s wrong?” As he was shaking his head no, I pulled my arms from around his neck and placed them at my side.

“Nothing, today is just really busy. Do you know by chance where her office is?”

Confused, I scrunched my eyes together. “Who, Brooke?” Luke nodded. “Well of course I do, Luke, that’s my best friend, the one I’ve been dying to introduce you to.”

His face turned white as a sheet. “Shit” he mumbled under his breath.

I stepped out of the elevator on the ninth floor and walked with Luke toward our parking spaces, he was clearly shaken as beads of sweat were now lining his hairline. “Luke, you’re sweating and I’m not even wearing a revealing top, are you sure you’re okay?” He nodded again. What is wrong with everyone today? I’m dealing with Brooke’s disappearing act, and Luke seems to have swallowed his tongue. “You better be because I’m not in the mood for another rain check tonight.”

Winking at him, I hopped into my car and then took off for my photo shoot. I picked up my phone to dial Brooke as I zoomed through traffic. Her cell went straight to voice mail, so I called the office and got the same thing, voice mail. Trying her cell one more time only to be dumped into her voice mail box for the third time, I conceded. “Brooke, what happened to you in the elevator? I wanted to introduce you to Luke. Isn’t he gorgeous? I’ll be out at a shoot all day, so we’ll have to catch up later. In the meantime, Google Lucas Wellington, his pictures are to die for, but nothing compares to the body under those clothes, and most importantly, his huge you know what! Let’s do a quick dinner tonight, my place. I’ll pick up takeout on the way home, and we’ll have Carl sneak us into your new condo for a tour. We’ll have to wrap up early though; I’m planning on having Luke as my dessert. Love you.” After I hung up, I cranked my music up as loud as it would go and sang along with Katy Perry and Juicy J, making up my own lyrics to their chart topper, Dark Horse. “Her love is like a drug, Luke was tryna hit it and quit it. But Savannah is so dope Luke messed around and got addicted”

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  Tabitha's Review:
Brooke and Savannah best friends forever find themselves living a dream.
Both now working at a top magazine company Hour Glass and living the life in Denver. Along comes hunky and handsome Luke Wellington or Lucas you can say. Both ladies after the same man and Luke/Lucas playing the two bff's. Luke thinks he has the best of both worlds. Will he get caught? Will Brooke and Savannah stay BFF's. This book will have you on a roller coaster. Lots of fun to read and the romance is fabulous. A great must read.

Sami's Review:


Brooke and Savannah have been best friends forever. They complement each other one shy and reserved the other outgoing and adventurous. Brooke has finally made part of her dream come true working for the top fashion magazine Hourglass. Brooke is also a country girl at heart she bumps into a man on her way out and instantly falls for him. In true best friend fashion she can’t wait to let Savannah know. Little do either of them know that they are both dating the same man. When the truth comes to light Savannah graciously bows out wanting to see her friend happy and let’s face she has never really been a relationship gal. Oh how things change once she lets Lucas goes she realizes that not only does she want a relationship but she deserves one too. Too bad Lucas is douche bag. He is determined to have both women in his life. What ensues is just wow I have no words. Will Lucas be able to destroy a lifelong friendship? Will the girls ever come to the realization that Lucas is a dog underneath all that sophisticated handsomeness? Will the truth break one of these women beyond repair? Read the book and find out. It will have you on a roller coaster of emotions that’s for sure.

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K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.

K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.

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  Megan C. Smith

Megan C. Smith

Megan Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age.

After marrying her best friend she relocated to North Carolina to support her husband’s career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood.

Most recently Megan and her family have relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida where she has spent the past few months achieving her lifelong dream of publishing her very first novel; as well as continuing to submerge herself in some of her favorite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos.

 

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