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Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Book Blog Tour & Give-Away for Restraint by Randi Cooley Wilson

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Welcome to 

The Book Blog Tour

for

Restraint

by

Randi Cooley Wilson




Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 300
Publication Date: August, 2014



A FORBIDDEN LOVE WILL BECOME DEEPER.

A LOYALTY WILL BE TESTED.

AND ONLY DARKNESS WILL REMAIN.

One revelation changed everything, turning Eve Collin’s world upside down with grief and questions of identity and allegiance. Now as she flees enemies that refuse to give up, Eve must also face the mounting attraction between herself and her gargoyle protector. Will she ever truly be safe? How much will she sacrifice to survive and who will she become?

Restraint is an addictive pleasure a spellbinding continuation of Eve’s journey of self-discovery, love and sacrifice.

Readers captivated by Revelation will eagerly devour Restraint  

Restraint is volume two in The Revelation Series.

Book Links




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About the Author:

Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years.

Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to  begin writing again.

Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series.

“I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.”

Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter:  @R_CooleyWilson and/or Facebook: authorrandicooleywilson



Twitter:  @R_CooleyWilson

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About Book 1 REVELATION:

Revelation by Randi Cooley Wilson
Published May 1st, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 314





A DIVINE SECRET,
A LOYAL PROTECTOR,
A FORBIDDEN LOVE.

Eve Collins starts her freshman year at college blissfully unaware that one revelation will challenge everything she’s believed to be true about her family, life, and future, and right in the midst of it all is Asher St. Michael.

Mysterious and aloof, Asher is appointed to protect Eve at all costs. Bound by his oath of loyalty to mankind, loving her is forbidden. 

Dark and enigmatic, Gage Gallagher may be even more dangerous to Eve than the demonic army that hunts her.

Caught in the middle of a centuries old war, Eve must choose sides knowing that the wrong choice will cost more than just her life. 

Can Asher and Eve fulfill their destinies or will their love destroy everything?

Revelation is a journey of self-discovery, love, and sacrifice. 

This is volume one of a series

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The Give-Away

Win a signed copy of Revelation and Restraint ~ open Internationally

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Tour Host:


www.yareads.com

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Author Interview

Hi Randi and welcome back to my blog!

Firstly can you tell us about yourself, for my readers that haven't met you before?  Hi. I’m Randi Cooley Wilson the author of The Revelation Series, which includes my debut novel, Revelation and the sequel Restraint. I just moved back to Massachusetts after living in Southern California for about fifteen-years. I love dark chocolate and wine. Oh, and my favorite color is yellow. Which I know is odd since I write about dark fantasy worlds - lol.

How long have you been writing? Since childhood really. I became serious about writing in college and then really started to focus on it (more than just a hobby) about five years ago.

What inspired you to start writing novels for your chosen genre?  A few years back, I had read what felt like every single story there was out there within the paranormal genre (which is my absolute favorite). As a reader, I was craving something different with new worlds, unknown characters and bad guys that I had not ever been introduced to previously. So I tied in my love for architecture and romance and created The Revelation Series.

What motivates and inspires you to write? I love to write. It’s truly like breathing for me. Writing allows me a creative outlet that simply calms my mind. I force myself to sit down each evening and write something. Whether I keep what I have written or not, I do make sure to try and get something down on paper each day.

Can you offer any advice to the fledgling authors, just starting out? As a reader, turned author, the only advice I could offer is to take the plunge. As long as you write a story you love, then it’s worth it.

How do you come up with the Titles for your novels? In my world, book titles are dictated by the content of the novel. For instance, Revelation, book one, has two meanings: a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way and the divine or supernatural disclosure to humans of something relating to human existence or the world. Since the entire book was about shocking facts being made known in a dramatic way, as well as a divine disclosure to humans then it just seemed fitting.

What is your preferred method of writing:-  The plot pre-planned from day one, or just go with the flow and see what happens next? I normally start as a plotter and have a general arc that the series is following. I’ve also written the first and last chapters to each book already, including basic outlines. That said, I never follow them. As I write, I become a total pantser. Part of the fun for me is being surprised by my characters and where they want the story to go. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t.

Do you have any input in the Cover design of your novel? I do, and think it is so important that authors have a voice for their cover designs. A cover is the visual first impression a reader gets of your book. For Restraint, I worked hand-in-hand with Bravebird Publishing to create, what I think is, a stunning cover.

How many novels/books do you typically read in a month? I am an avid reader. I normally read between 2-3 books per month depending on my schedule.

What is your favourite genre to read at the moment? Contemporary Romance. Currently, I’m obsessed with The Stage Dive Series by Kylie Scott. I also have a total author crush on Jay Crownover and her Marked Men and Point Series.

Which of the following suits you best?
  1. Thrill Seeker
  2. Mildly Meek
  3. Totally Chilled
  4. All of the above

Are you a:
  1. Laptop Writer
  2. Desktop Writer
  3. iPad Writer
  4. Pen and Paper Writer

If you had a choice  – a dream come true - which would be your preference: Your books serialised  -  a weekly show or made into movies? Truly, I would love any of the above, but definitely made into movies.

Thanks so much for having me!

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A pleasure to have Randi join us again today with her wonderful 2nd novel and don't forget to enter the Give-Away for your chance to bag a copy of Revelation or Restraint!

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**NEWS FLASH**

Come back tomorrow as I have a **HUGE** announcement from the Queen of YA Lit, Shannon Delany, author of the amazing and fabulous bestselling 13 to Life Series and her latest release, The Weather Witch Series

Until then, I'll leave you in great suspense, and even as I'm typing this I still have no clue what the announcement is, so I'm in MushroomsVille too aka completely in the dark! LOL

But don't panic.... all will be revealed...


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Book Blog Tour & GiveAway for After Star by Ashley Lavering

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After Star Release and Giveaway
YA Paranormal Romance
by Ashley Lavering

 Will Tayla and James find their happily-ever-after?


Find out now!


Special Sale for blog tour,
Grab your copy today!


After Star Book Trailer

Don’t miss “Fallen Star” a Curse of the Beast Song!!

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Blurb

After Star book three in the Curse of the Beast Series by Ashley Lavering:

A Choice was Made
The Curse was Broken
Yet the Wolf Remains


Tayla’s life changed forever the day she became a werewolf in James’ pack (aka Beast). Now they must flee their Wyoming home to escape the increasing wolf hunts caused by Kyle. With James, her alpha and intended mate, she finds refuge in the remote area of Crouch, Idaho. 

Now that she's settled in to her new home with the man of her dreams by her side, Tayla wonders if she’s finally found some peace, but it doesn't take long for enemies to find her. They taunt her with secrets from James’ past, and revenge stalks the pack at every turn. 

When James is severely wounded with an unknown poison, it is up to Tayla and her best friend, Chel, to solve the mystery of the poison’s origin and find a cure. Will they be strong enough to handle the truth they discover and defeat their enemies? Or will time run out and werewolves die?

(A clean Young Adult Paranormal Romance)

Add After Star to your TBR list on Goodreads and check out the Pinterest Board!

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After Star Except:

The house smelled like I’d just walked into a Tuscan Villa. Roasted tomatoes and pasta with… I inhaled again, sautéed portabella mushrooms, yum. My stomach rumbled. James bent over to get two plates heaped with yumminess out of the oven. The sight of him in his cream colored apron and those tight Wrangler jeans made it a toss-up as to what I was hungrier for, him or the pasta. He set the plates on the stove top, and I closed the distance between us. I threw my arms around his neck and kissed his throat. “I am so in love with you right now.”
His arms squeezed me closer. “Hmm, are you sure it isn’t the food talking?”
I laughed. “It might’ve added more to your charm tonight than usual.”
“That hungry, huh?” The silver streaks in his eyes conveyed his double meaning, leaving me at a loss for words as my stomach fluttered, and I blushed.
“Eww you guys. Get a room,” Erika said, pushing us playfully out of her way. “So does the teacher get any dinner? I worked hard, too, so stop ogling each other, and feed me.” She grinned.
We chuckled, and he handed her a plate. She sat at the table and dug in. My stomach twisted in hunger as I watched her. That blending-in-with-nature exercise was energy zapping work. I hadn’t been this hungry in a while.
James stroked my cheek. “You better eat, too. Sounds like progress was made, and it carved a hole in both of your stomachs.” The hopefulness in his voice made me glad I hadn’t failed today’s lesson.
“I did have a little success.” I teased him with my vagueness. Smiling sweetly at him, I grabbed my plate and joined Erika, who was smirking behind her glass of water.
“Out with it you two.” James sat next to us. “From the way you both are grinning, and the fact that you are hours late tells me something big happened.”
“Go ahead,” I said to Erika, who was bursting to share the news.
“Tayla, blended with a fir tree! She did such a great job, I had to coach her back to her human rhythm.” Erika plopped a forkful of pasta between her lips, her eyes glowing with pride.
James’ mouth fell open. “No?”
Erika’s smile grew, and she swallowed. “I am so glad you found her and brought her into the pack, James. I will finally have someone to teach all my secrets to.”
My lips stretched into a full blown smile. “James, did you hear that! We can train together. This is going to be fun!”
Erika threw James a sarcastic smile, and they both looked at me with amusement. “What? I am just excited.” Finally, I was good at something werewolf.
“We aren’t laughing at you, Tayla. I was just teasing James. You see he has talent, but nothing like the raw skill you possess to master it like I have,” Erika said.
“I have never fully melded my rhythm with anything. I am excellent at mimicking, but could never understand the depth Erika always spoke of. It is truly an amazing gift you have, Tayla.” He touched my knee and looked at me with such admiration that I blushed.
“Really, it was Erika. I couldn’t have done it without her guiding me. I’m not really even sure I can do it again.”
“Oh, she’ll do it again.” Erika winked at me. “She’s experienced the high and is now addicted. I don’t know, James, you might lose her to the forest.”
“Then I’ll just have to entertain her better.” He gave me a wicked grin.
“You’re in a mood,” I whispered, needing to fan my flushed cheeks and settle my fiery nerves.

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About Ashley Lavering:


In addition to being a mother and wife, I teach at a charter school and enjoy scuba diving. I love to be adventurous and try new and exciting things. Some of the things I have done are sky diving, glacier hiking, cave spelunking, and kayaking on the ocean. I want to experience the world, but will never be able to see it all, so I write. It is like the world is at my figure tips when I open a word document and delve into another story.  Oh, the places you'll go as Dr. Seuss says.



Connect with me here:



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Check out Ashley’s first two books in this compelling Young Adult paranormal romance series and retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a werewolf twist.


Book One
Curse of the Beast




Book Two
Star Cursed

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Giveaways!




a Rafflecopter giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Enjoyed this post? Want to see the rest of the Blog Tour:

8/3:   Cathrine Garnell's Blog  & Ever and Ever Sight  

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The Book Blitz for Distraction by Angela McPherson

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Welcome to

The Book Blitz

 for 

Distraction

 by

 Angela McPherson



    


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Genre: NA Contemporary Romance 
Publisher: Untold Press
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours

Blurb: 

Aside from the normal changes in her life, college junior, Elle Richards, can always count on her friendship with Tristan. The longing for him to love her back is something she keeps well hidden, even from herself. No matter how many miles apart they are, regular phone calls and texts keep them close…until the day everything changes.

Wide Receiver Tristan Daniels has a good thing going. Much to his, and every single woman’s surprise, he’s in a committed relationship. The possibility of going pro looks more than promising…until his spur of the moment transfer to a rival college is approved. Now, Tristan will be forced to be in the presence of the woman he’s secretly loved for as long as he can remember. Elle.

Being away from one another was enough to keep Tristan and Elle distracted, but angst, confusion, and troubled secrets launches them into a breathless, heart pumping story you won’t want to miss!

Recommended for mature audiences 18+

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Born and currently residing in Midland, Texas, Angela shuffles three busy children (not including her husband) all over the place. She works in a busy pediatric doctor's office as a nurse during the day, and writes at night. She is addicted to coffee——who isn’t? And firmly believes chocolate can fix all——especially chocolate ice cream. She laughs a lot, often at herself and is willing to try anything once (she thinks). When Angela isn’t rushing kids around, working or writing, she’s reading. Other than life experience, Angela turns to a wide variety of music to help spark her creative juices. She loves to dance and sing, though her kids often beg her not to. 


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