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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Release Day & Giveaway Just Caspian by Briana Gaitan


Just Caspian
by Briana Gaitan
Series: Norwood Brothers
Genre: New Adult/ Inspirational Romance
Release Date: May 2, 2015


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Our love was epic. Our pain was inevitable.

We shared demons, but his were always darker than mine.
We always fought them head on.
Until tragedy changed him, and he lost his way.
I’ll do anything to help him find his way back home.
Things won’t be the same until he’s just Caspian again…

Ginger and Caspian's relationship has always had its ups and downs. Now their greatest loss might bring them their greatest gift. As they work out their grief, accept their loss, and figure out how to move forward, they'll discover if their love can stand the test of time.

*This is a standalone novella and a spin-off series from the Hollywood Timelines series featuring Caspian Norwood and Ginger Teague, characters introduced in The One Thing*



Every piece of clothing I own is completely out of season. I throw a pair of red heels behind me and continue digging through the piles of shoes on my closet floor.

“Babe, have you seen my tan Gucci sandals?” I could have sworn I saw them just last week. If my closet weren’t such a huge mess, I’d probably find them with no problem.

I poke my head out from behind the mirror doors and stare at Caspian who is immersed in a video game. He’s ignoring me, a usual when the Xbox is on. I snap my fingers a few times.

“Uh, Babe? Gucci? Sandals?”

He pulls off one of his headphones and looks at the growing mess behind me. “I don’t know what a Gucci is, but there are like a million pairs of shoes behind you. Wear one of those.”

Sounds of gunfight and yelling start back up. He’s playing with his friends, and I hate to interrupt, but this is an emergency. And not just any emergency. A fashion emergency.

I stand up and finish stuffing my suitcase with all the important necessities. Dress for premiere, suits for interviews, and a good book for the down time. Because that’s what I do now. I read a book. I don’t go out and party. I continue talking to Caspian as I try desperately to zip the bag up.

“This isn’t just any premiere. This is the Sundance Film Festival. This is the premiere of my first film. This is the crème de la crème of independent film festivals. This is my dream. This is—”

“Alright, Ginger. I get it. Two Gucci shoes, on the double.” He stands up, turns off the game, and stretches his hands over his head so that the smallest amount of skin peeks out under the bottom of his shirt. He runs his hands through his dirty blonde hair. It’s amazing that a guy so nice would want to be with me. Me, of all people. I don’t deserve him. I can’t pry my eyes off every inch of him as he sorts through my monster of a closet. It’s the sexiest thing a guy could ever do. Helping me without complaining, but he knows how important this trip is to me. It’s bad enough that he has to miss it due to a recording deadline.

“You’re meeting me in Nashville on Monday, right?” I move to my vanity and take out my diamond studs followed by my makeup.

“I wouldn’t miss it for the world.” He gives me a goofy grin before going back to his searching.

Next week is our one-year anniversary. Not the anniversary of when we began dating because that was only months ago, but the anniversary of when we first met on the streets of Nashville. I was on my way to an audition, and he was outside smoking before a sound check. It began as a flirtatious friendship, but developed into something more. It sounds silly to celebrate both dates, but that place will always hold a special place in each of our hearts.

“The paparazzi were sneaking around outside of the house again when I came home. So don’t forget to be careful when you’re out on the balcony. Do you— ”

“Ah, ha.” He holds up two brown high-heeled sandals and presents them to me. “Are these the shoes you want to wear?”

I give a slight squeal before grabbing them and throwing my arms around him. “Thank you, thank you, and thank you. These are gonna look perfect with my new white dress.”

“You owe me one.” He gives me a devilish smirk and grabs the shoes from my hand. They fly through the air before landing on the floor beside my bags. “And seeing that we will be apart for the next four days, I really think I should cash in that favor.”

“Oh, really now?” I press my body up to his, making him back up until he hits the wall.

“Let’s waste some time.”

Wasting time, it’s an inside joke of ours. We don’t waste time for the hell of it, we waste time together. Him and I. He grabs my chin, and we lock eyes. He’s beautiful, irresistible, and finally mine. After wasting my whole life dating scumbag jerks, I now have something even better. A great guy.

“Waste away,” I whisper onto this smooth skin as I trail kisses down his neck.








Hollywood Timelines Series

Book One:  The Last Thing 

Book Two: The One Thing


Briana Gaitan is the bestselling author of the Hollywood Timelines series (The Last Thing and The One Thing) and coauthor of the Ethereal Underground series.

Briana is a southern native and self proclaimed geek. She has never wanted anything but to create whether it be composing music, decorating her house, or giving voices to the characters inside her head.Her days are spent obsessing over a good read, raising her three kids, and watching anything on the SyFy channel. Through her writing, she hopes to inspire others to believe in the impossible.



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The Guilt-free Guide book for Moms







Written by a veteran mother of nine still up to her eyeballs in mud pies and mayhem, The
Guilt-Free Guidebook for Moms is sure to keep you tickled, tearing up and turning pages as you
learn how to break free of the chokehold of an endless To-Do list, so you can finally enjoy the
beauty that is all around you.
Brimming with baby steps, The Guilt-Free Guidebook for Moms will help you:
• Eliminate guilt and perfectionism
• Identify the “Superwoman Burnout” cycle that keeps you trapped in monotony
• Escape the “Compare Snare” to shine in your own light
• Finally and fully embrace the Joy cradled in your arms and in your heart.

Purchase your copy here:




Amy Price loves to create, write, and dream in and around managing the chaos generated by
her amazing husband, their nine children and their lively homeschooling lifestyle. Amy
considers herself a “recovering addict” where babies are concerned. She just can’t get
enough. Her hobbies include preserving memories, quantum physics, designing wild and
delicious cakes, and death by pasta. Her kids and their friends consider her everything from
hilarious to crazy, and she just gets better with age.
From only child to “CEO” of a bustling household, one constant in Amy’s life has been her love
of writing. Team that with her natural draw to children and studying at the Institute for
Children’s Literature became a given. Amy and her family currently terrorize the Rocky
Mountains of Idaho, but she looks forward to sharing her message of Joy around the world.
With a wealth of ideas from self-helps to coaching programs, mysteries to fantasy novels, you
never know what Amy will come out with next, but it is sure to revolve around her continuous
message of love, family and joy.



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When was the last time this happened to you?
It is a beautiful day. The sun is shining happily down on everything and everyone, including you. You have a blanket spread out on the thick, green grass. It is soaking up the warmth from the sun with every second, inviting you to stretch out and bask it all in. The breeze ruffles your hair, tickling your temples. The fresh scent of cut grass mingle with pine needles from the park’s manicure earlier in the day.
You look up at your kids playing on the park play set nearby, and you can’t help but chuckle. They are just so stinking cute, playing there together. Their giggling floats away on the wind. You pick up your book with a sigh - content. But just as you settle in, bare toes curling in the grass, you feel it. It starts as a slight tremor up the back of your neck. Then it slithers down your spine. You feel like you’re being watched. Unease flutters in the pit of your stomach, and you just can’t sit still.
Finally you get the nerve to peek over your shoulder, and there it is! Guilt! Big, fat, ugly, hairy,
scary guilt! And it is there for you. It won’t let you rest. It won’t let you relax. It stares at you, demanding your attention. Then you hear it whispering to you. You know what it says….
“What do you think you are doing? You can’t be here. You can’t relax. You have too much to do. Who do you think you are? You are the MOM. You aren’t allowed to have fun. What about the cleaning? What about the laundry? What about that project? What about his homework assignment? What about the dinner party in two days? Shouldn’t you be making 150,000 hand-stamped bookmarks for Sunday’s lesson? Shouldn’t you be getting on those five dozen custom-decorated cupcakes for scouts? When are you ever going to finish that dress (or scrapbook or clock or doily or whatever it is still taking up room in “that closet”)? What makes you think you can take a break?”
Please tell me I am not the only one who can hear it so vividly!
For over twenty years, I have wrestled with this pesky, little bugger. With nine children, being a stay-at-home mom, a recovering perfectionist and a homeschooler to boot, I probably have had more than my own fair share of guilt. (Haven’t we all?) But guilt is the big, bad arch-nemesis of Joy. Joy is my all-time, absolute favorite word, and it is, I believe, the ultimate reason of why we are here. “…and men are that they might have joy.1”
But as the years have gone by ~ as more children have arrived, more responsibilities, more things coming up in my life, it has become harder and harder for me to brush guilt aside and just sit still. After all, there is school to teach, meals to make, chores to do & check, callings to magnify, a home to put in order, fires to put out and lives to touch. Life is busy. Life is demanding. Life has a way of swooping in and carrying me away on the retreating tide … leaving me lost and wondering how on earth I ever got here. It used to be that I never could just sit. I had to be doing something. Be it organizing something, reading to someone, or planning out my next move, I had to be working towards something. If I sat with nothing to do, my mind would be racing through a never-ending to-do list, and guilt would set in. Slowing down for a migraine (stress-induced, of course) left me agonizing over the wasted day.
I wasn’t always like that, though. When I was younger, I could sit for hours. I grew up an only child for the first ten years of my life, and I had a lot of alone time. I became a people-watcher. I could watch and think forever. In fact, my favorite pastime was to turn my music way up, sit in a rocking chair and rock away. It was cleansing and calming for me. And I would just … think.
That is what Mary, the mother of the Savior, did, I think.
Luke 2: 19, 51
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. … but [Mary] kept all these sayings in her heart. And she had so many grand and extraordinary things to think about. She was visited by angels, conceived a child of God through the power of the Holy Ghost, and was fulfilling prophecy that would free ALL mankind. She was randomly visited by strangers, from shepherds to kings. She got to see, first hand, the difference between ‘boys just being boys’ and the Son of God living entirely without sin. She had the agonizing “opportunity” to actually Lose the Son of God – for three days – only to have Him brush it aside, knowing He was in His Father’s hands and ‘about His Father’s business.’
Can you imagine the thoughts going through her head during those three days?! I would have been a Wreck!! I mean it is bad enough to lose your son – which I have done, for about three minutes, and I mildly FREAKED OUT. But to lose the Messiah?! How are you supposed to explain that one away?
Yeah, I would have been dying in each passing minute – for Three Days. Then think of all the ponder-time a donkey ride into Egypt would afford. Fearing for your sacred child’s life. Wondering if you would ever see your family in Galilee again. Marveling on three kings randomly showing up right before your family was to flee for your son’s life, each baring very expensive and highly valuable gifts.
But it was at these times we are told that Mary “pondered these things, and kept them in herheart.”
I have since learned to ponder again. I still have times when it is difficult to relax and take in the moment. I have to pull myself out of ‘headless-chicken mode’ and focus ~ get centered. I still have times when I let the unnerving monster of guilt rear its ugly head and breathe down my neck. Yet I have learned so very much about fending him off, and that is what this book is about.
In this book you will learn the many facets of letting go of guilt, layer by layer. Releasing that death-grip (or chokehold) we, as mothers, tend to claim for ourselves and never emancipate ourselves from, thinking we need permission. Well my beautiful friend, I am here to tell you that we have permission – the ultimate permission – to save guilt for sin.
Come with me as I share with you the solace I have found in the scriptures. Come see the treasures that have bolstered me over the years. Come feel the immense love our Lord and Savior have for you, the reverence He holds for your sacred calling, and the bounteous support He provides.
Ponder Them in Your Heart
Before we get started, let me introduce you to your calling card to a guilt-free life. Because the life of a mother is not one of immense free time and leisure, I tried to arrange this guidebook with your busy lifestyle in mind. You will see the material is broken down into short, easy-to-read chapters, but there are many more features to help you along the way.
First of all, the book is also divided into very special sections. These sections will help you delve deeper, step by step, within yourself so as to cleanse the guilt more fully with a more lasting effect.
Beginning by “Scratching the Surface” with your physical well-being, you will have help addressing guilt around body image and be introduced to the “superwoman burnout” cycle. Moving on to your emotional level in “‘Mood’ Over Guilt,” you will learn tips and techniques for handling perfectionism and be gifted with an emotional tool box. Understanding your own individual worth and the “compare snare” are outlined in – what else – the social level (“Do Unto Others”). Then lighten your burden, as well as explore what it is you really want in “Guilt Down Deeper” (the mental level).
Then, finally, find a deeper faith and purpose within your spiritual level in “And Deeper Still.” It is my firm belief that nothing we experience is ‘either/or’ within these areas. Everything we go through in this life is felt, to some degree, on each of these five levels.
Another feature you will find as you read through this book is that each chapter provides a question to ponder. I urge you to take the time to “be still” and really ponder them.
President Henry B. Eyring said,
“Reading, studying, and pondering are not the same. We read words and we may get ideas. We study and we may discover patterns and connections . . . But when we ponder, we invite revelation by the Spirit.”
So delve into the richness of the Lord’s answers to these questions that are meant just for you.
Treasure these answers in your heart. Feel a true enlightenment transpire in your life.
But knowing without doing gets us nowhere. Along with each question, you will find an action step – a baby step – to get you moving in the right direction. If something more specific to you comes up, then by all means, follow your personal inspiration. But do take action. These action steps will give you the opportunity to create an actual change in your life … increasing your wisdom, expounding your joy and magnifying your glory.





Once Prince, Two Kingdoms by Jana Grissom.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Savage Fire COVER REVEAL

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` Savage Fire (Savage Angels MC #2)
By Author Kathleen Kelly
Cover Designed by RBA Designs

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Emily Reynolds, estranged sister to Dane Reynolds, President of the Savage Angels MC, has just lost her father. He was not a caring man and inflicted suffering on his family. Dane abandoned her and her mother years ago, leaving them alone to deal with a brutal man who never showed any love or mercy. Emily wants Dane to feel the pain she felt, she wants him to suffer as she did and decides to make the long drive to see him.

Salvatore Agostino, captain in the Abruzzi crime family is also on his way to see Dane Reynolds. A ruthless businessman, he is fiercely loyal to his family and his men. A chance encounter brings him face to face with Emily.

These two meet and their attraction grows into a love that neither could have anticipated.

Will they be able to overcome the turmoil that awaits them or will their love be destroyed by forces beyond their control?

✯✯ RELEASE DAY May 29th, 2015 ✯✯
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 ✯✯ ABOUT THE AUTHOR  ✯✯
Kathleen Kelly was born in Penrith, NSW, Australia. When she was four her family moved to Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Although born in NSW she considers herself a QUEENSLANDER!!
She married her childhood sweetheart and they live in Brisbane with their two furry kids. A British Short Hair called Grace and a Burmese called Jack .
Kathleen enjoys writing contemporary, romance novels with a little bit of erotica. She draws her inspiration from family, friends and the people around her. She can often be found in cafes writing and observing the locals.
If you have any questions about her novels or would like to ask Kathleen a question she can be contacted via e-mail: kathleenkellyauthor@gmail.com or she can be found on Facebook. She loves to be contacted by those that love her books.

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Savage Stalker (Savage Angels MC #1)

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Cover Reveal for Cuffs by Georgie Tyler


Cuffs
by:
Georgie Tyler

Romance/erotica, Romantic suspense
46k / Momentum Publishing Pan MacMillan


It only takes one wrong turn to change your life forever.

Witnessing a murder was not on Lacey Maples’s agenda for the evening. Neither was being spotted, caught and cuffed to a cement mixer. So when the perpetrator tries to convince her he’s protecting her, she’s far from convinced. Especially when she sees the twinkle in his eye.

For Alex Petrov, Lacey is a major glitch in an otherwise perfect plan. While his motives are pure, he can’t allow Lacey to interfere before the drug deal goes down in two days’ time, least of all by getting herself killed.

If Alex could reveal his plans to her, he would, but it would only make her position more dangerous. And he’s rapidly discovering he would do almost anything to protect her.

The operation is at stake. That’s all that matters. Lives hang by a thread. And sometimes, when lives hang in the balance, people do the craziest things.





 
 
About the Author:
Romance is what I read.   Romance is what I write.   Romance is what I love.
A mother of three busy children and an English teacher wasn’t enough of a workload for me, a suburban housewife from Sydney, Australia. I wanted more. I wanted to be an author. For many years I thought it was pie in the sky dreaming until one day I sat my butt down and began to write. Really write.
It’s been a steep learning curve at times but with the support of my loving husband and children, family and friends along with the readers who have joined me on this journey, I’m having way too much fun to ever stop!