Saturday, May 9, 2015

Spring Into Love Tour& Giveaway


A Good Kind of Trouble by Ellie Ashe

A Good Kind of Trouble
Ellie Ashe
A Trouble in Twin Rivers Novel

Released May 6, 2015
100,000-word humorous romantic mystery

Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud—or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way.
Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge—and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions—stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed shed see the sexy lawyer again.
Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.

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Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud—or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way. Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge—and attorney and former bad date Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. 
Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.

Here’s a look at Ben and Lindsey from A Good Kind of Trouble.

"We don't know they're trying to harm me. Maybe they're just trying to scare me."
If so, that plan wasn't working. From what Ben could see, she was more determined than ever.
"Lindsey, they've already hurt you," Ben said, reaching up to trace the knot on her head. Her eyes widened at the light touch and he had the urge to continue tracing a path down her face, her neck, and then...
Get a grip. Kath was standing right next to him, but still his finger and his gaze lingered on Lindsey's face.
She pulled away first, averting her eyes. "I doubt he meant to. Probably just wanted my bag, or something that was in it. Or just to intimidate me."
"Doesn't matter, Lins. As long as you're on this idiot's radar, you cannot stay at your house," Kath said. "At least not alone."
Kath let that suggestion hang in the air and excused herself to help an incoming customer, leaving Ben alone with Lindsey amidst the lingerie.
"She's right, Lindsey. This is serious," Ben said, watching Lindsey turn back to the stack of filmy negligees. He picked up a light green silky number by the thin straps, imagining it on Lindsey. She snatched it out of his hands and hung it up to steam.
"It's been serious for a long time," she said, whirling around, steamer in hand. "It's been serious, but no one believed me. I can take care of myself. I think I've proven that."
She was furious and Ben didn’t blame her. "Of course you can. I'm not saying that. No one is. But you have friends willing to help you."
Lindsey set the hand steamer down. She ran a hand through her hair, her face troubled. "I don't want you to—"
She met Ben's eye and his breath caught in his chest. God, those eyes. A man could get lost in them.
"I don't want you to get the wrong idea about the other night," Lindsey said, her back stiff.
"Well, what part about that night?" Ben asked, his own anger rising. "The part where I helped you figure out the contracts so you could do your job? Or the part where we nearly got naked and—"
Lindsey's hand slapped over his mouth quickly. "Shh!"
He grabbed Lindsey's slender wrist and held her hand, turning it over, kissing her wrist, but not releasing it. "I think Kath has figured out what's going on between us," he said, leaning in close to her ear.
"I don't even know what's going on between us," she protested.
He smiled. Me, either. Then he ducked his head to kiss her, brushing his lips along her jaw, then lower, tasting the soft skin and relishing her shiver at the contact.
"Don't do that," she said. Her voice trembled, but her hands gripped his shirt and pulled him closer.
"I think I will do that," he said, tightening his grip on her body and taking her earlobe between his teeth. She groaned and he pulled her around the corner to the dressing rooms, shutting a door behind them.

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About the Author:
Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories—journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the "happily ever after" that so often is lacking in her day job. 
When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Review & Giveaway Breeched by John J. Hohn

We are bringing John back!!!! This is the sequel to Deadly Portfolio, which we took on a tour just about a month ago. But for those of you who don't remember, here is the Author John Hohn!!!

I am a Midwesterner by birth. Yankton, South Dakota, is my hometown. I graduated from high school there in 1957. After four years earning degree in English at St. John’s University (MN), I became a teacher. My first wife, Elaine Finfrock, also of Yankton, and I had five children; four sons and a daughter. We divorced in 1977.

In 1964, I joined The Travelers in Minneapolis, MN and began what turned out to be a 40 year career in the financial services industry. During the that time, in addition to The Travelers, I held positions with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota, Wilson Learning Corporation, and Wachovia Bank and Trust. While at Wachovia, I served in many different positions, ending my tenure as a representative of the trust department services in the greater New York City area. I retired at the end of 2007 after 15 years as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch serving over 300 clients in the Winston-Salem, NC area. 

In 1986, Melinda Folger McLeod and I were married and I gained a stepson, Matthew. Currently, we divide our time each year between our cabin New West Jefferson, NC and our cottage in Southport, NC near the Cape Fear River. I enjoy golf, music, and reading history. Since my retiring I have focused on my writing, an avocation throughout my life. In 2010, I completed my first novel, Deadly Portfolio: A Killing Hedge Funds and the sequel, Breached was published August 2014.


Sales Sites: Both books are available at local bookstores everywhere. They may not be in inventory but they both can be ordered from a reader's favorite store.
Ebook versions are available in Kindle through Amazon and all eBook formats through Smashwords. 

Links are as follows:

Deadly Portfolio


Back cover blurb:

Following his critically acclaimed debut novel, Deadly Portfolio: A Killing
in Hedge Funds, author John J. Hohn offers Breached, a suspenseful,
fast-paced sequel.

The story is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where Detective James Raker meets up with an old high school classmate.
Their reunion, however, is interrupted by murder. Gunned down is state dam inspector Norm Dennison who dies before he can prove to the homeowners around Lake Hannah that Vernon Brost, a developer, has launched an elaborate scheme to defraud them. The threat to Brost’s plans does not go away with Dennison’s death, however, as Dennison’s widow turns over the dead man’s files to Art Nichols, a Lake Hannah resident and a friend of the retired detective, James Raker. Thugs ransack Nichols’ home to recover the documents. Not finding them, they decide to break into Raker’s home where they are surprised by Raker’s girl friend, Diane Welborn. Welborn is knocked unconscious and the house is set ablaze. Together Nichols, a Viet Nam veteran, and Raker begin tracking down the intruders. Welborn is hospitalized in serious condition. While in a coma, she recalls her painful childhood, her unsuccessful fi rst marriage and her struggles to find fulfillment after her divorce. Raker’s concern for her injuries drives him in his pursuit of her attackers.

Breached is a fast-paced realistic literary mystery with a sharp focus on

character development.

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Sami's Review:
James Racker has gone from police detective to private security after his last breaking case in the city. Hoping for a slower easier life especially after the loss of his wife all he wants is simplicity. When he reconnects with an old high school friend Art Nichols and they get together for a weekend of leisure  it turns out to be anything but. A man from the state sent up to check the integrity of the dam get shot. While most want to believe it is an accident things just don’t add up. That’s not the only thing not adding up in this small mountain side town either. Drug runners seem to have a foothold in a company that Racker is now head of security for as well. While trying to put the pieces together on both of these crimes many things come to light.  A great story filled with loads of action, deception, manipulation and anything you could ask for in a great mystery novel. 
 “I’m glad to see you,” the sheriff said as Raker walked into his office. “I’ve got news for you, but let me ask first, are you missing a firearm?”
Raker looked with surprise. “Yes. I am. My Glock was missing after the fire. I looked everywhere for it. Charles City Metro didn’t have it. Why do you ask?”
“We’ve got it.”
“Yes. My deputies picked up a baby Glock when they searched Turcotte’s double-wide. When they brought it in, we noticed it had been engraved the way law enforcement guys usually do. We checked it out. Melville County came back and said it was one you registered with them while you were still active. It even has your initials on it. ‘JPR’ right?”

Lauren Marie's Love on Ice

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Love on Ice (Canon City Series) has launched! Here's a little about this awesome new title from acclaimed author Lauren Marie.

Love on Ice

Love on Ice, Kate Beck once was a nationally recognized figure skater. Eight years ago, on the brink of being one of the top three skaters in the United States, her dreams came crashing down at the hands of her coach and her mother. She walked away and has hidden from her mother ever since. Moving from place to place, she gets off a bus in Canon City, finds a job and settles in for the winter. She's been lonely and dreams that one day she'll meet a man, have a family and be able to stay in one place. It's been eight years of running. She hopes her mother has given up looking for her. Jay Hager grew up in Canon City. He once was a ice hockey player who got picked up by the NHL and played briefly for a junior team. At nineteen years of age, he blew his knee out and his career was at an end. He returned to Canon and bought a dilapidated skating rink. His business has done very well. He notices a beautiful strawberry blonde sits every weekend in the bleachers at the rink and she watches the skating classes and his pee-wee hockey team practice. He would like to get to know her, but finds a mystery around her. Will Kate stay long enough to find love or let her past fears overwhelm all the good emotions she feels for Jay? Will her mother find her and tear her new world apart?


Lauren HeadshotLauren Marie lives with her four cats in Western Washington State. She is the author of Love’s Embers - book 1 of the Canon City Series, One Touch at Cob’s Bar and Grill - story 3 of the Montana Ranch Series, Love’s Touch - Then and Now, Going to Another Place and The Men of Haller Lake - Trilogy.

Book 2 of the Canon City Series - Love on Ice - will be released spring of 2015. She also has several other projects in works at present.

When she isn't pounding the keys, she is an amateur paranormal investigator. She formed her own group in 2006 to hunt ghosts and some unusual experiences have put in an appearance in some of her stories.

Lauren loves to receive feedback and make new friends.



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When Ben Harris agreed to fill in as a cover model at an author signing he wasn’t sure what to expect, but women throwing themselves at him, numbers being stuffed in his pocket, and covert attempts at getting into his hotel room definitely wasn’t it. On the other hand, there is the hottie assistant he can’t keep his eyes off...
...for her love.
Clarissa Darling is always eager to be her cousin’s assistant at signings, but the one thing she wasn’t planning on this time around is the sexy man candy posing for pictures at her table. The last thing she needs is another womanizing playboy chasing after her.
Ben is determined to show Clarissa that he’s more than just a pretty face and smoking body. He’s betting on wearing her down and weakening her resistance. Will one taste of this man candy be all it takes to have her craving more?

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Jessica is the author of the Love Square & Concierge series. She grew up in Central New York, where currently lives with her husband and three dogs. Her days are spent as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she's been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.

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The nightmare continues for Ken and Stephanie as the lunatic haunting them remains free. They take a stand and hold onto each other, sticking together for better or worse.
Worse. They thought they'd know what 'worse' was. But 'worse' wears many faces it seems. Their love and passion will meet its great challenge of all, turning Stephanie's greatest fear into reality. Welcome to the final book of the Stoking the Embers Trilogy. Discover how this emotional roller coaster ends.
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Leslie is a California native but recently moved to Arizona after a stint in Arkansas. She enjoys travel and being with friends.
She is an avid reader of many genres, but prefers romances with travel or thriller themes. She loves writing about strong women and strong men because the world needs both!
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