Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hostile Pursuit A Hard Core Justice Thriller Book 1 by Juno Rushdan Genre: Romantic Thriller

Hostile Pursuit 
A Hard Core Justice Thriller Book 1 
by Juno Rushdan 
Genre: Romantic Thriller 

When ruthless killers target them,even a safe house isn’t safe.

Only twenty-four hours remain until marshal Nick McKenna’s informant, Lori Carpenter, will testify against a powerful drug cartel. Nick has kept her safe for an entire year, but now all hell is breaking loose. With a team of cold-blooded assassins closing in, the by-the-book lawman decides to go rogue. He’ll risk his life for duty…and put it all on the line for his irresistible witness. 

I'm going to warn you: you will not be able to put this book down.” 
-Anita, Goodreads reviewer, 5 Stars. 

This edge of your seat romantic thriller had me hooked from the beginning and didn't let up until the sizzling conclusion.” -David, Goodreads reviewer, 5 Stars

A suspenseful, jam-packed read!! I couldn’t put the book down because I wanted to know what would happen next-and it was a lot!”-Jewels Book Blog, Goodreads reviewer, 5 Stars

Juno is a veteran Air Force Intelligence Officer who writes romantic thrillers with sizzle, pulse-pounding suspense, and plenty of action. Her stories are about strong heroes and gutsy heroines fighting for their lives as well as their happily-ever-after. Expect an intense emotional journey and a thrill ride to keep you turning the pages. 

A native New Yorker, she currently lives in the Washington, DC area with her patient husband, two vivacious kids, and a spoiled rescue dog. Juno loves hanging out with readers and anyone friendly over a great glass of wine. 

The Final Hour series features a covert, off-the-books unit sanctioned to operate beyond the black and white constraints of other intelligence agencies. They work in the shadows safeguarding national security. When a horrifying conspiracy hits too close to home, they're the last line of defense. They'll do anything to keep their country safe and sacrifice everything for the ones they love. 

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Yet Today by Anthony Caplan Genre: Contemporary Family Thriller

  1. Are your characters based on real people or do they come entirely from your imagination?

This is an interesting question and one I really have to tackle and be upfront about. I will start by quoting the disclaimer at the beginning of Yet Today.

This is a work of fiction. Consequently, any resemblance of the characters herein to the living or the dead is unintentional and random.”

But there is a larger picture that does not negate the disclaimer. Instead it opens the story up to the subconscious realms that you need to draw from in order to really reach down and grab something meaningful as a writer.
 My family and lived experiences seem to form a large part of the material of the story: the type of characters, the details of their lives, their personalities and conflicts. I think of it as a scaffold, a trellis for the story to take shape and grow on. The final product is fiction, it’s a made up story with an invented narrative that in some almost magical way, in the way of storytelling, tells about a larger truth.
But my process is heavily dependent on what I know, especially when it comes to writing a contemporary story about a unique family living in unique times and how the larger world comes to bear on their relationships and the decisions they make as individuals. At times it might seem like I’m writing what some would call autobiographical fiction, but I call it semi-autobiographical because it is purposely distanced from reality in that my aim is not to mirror the obvious but to reflect on deeper questions.
The story of Yet Today has definite echoes of my real life -- the main character is a high school Spanish teacher, check. He has three children, check. He spends a lot of time reflecting on the direction of his life, his relationship to his wife and children and hoping for a better world, check. But things get a lot crazier in Gillum Kaosky’s life whereas I have a relatively boring, sedate existence.

  1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story? Convince us why you feel the book is a must read.

There were times in the writing process that my characters definitely took over and surprised me. I’m thinking of the children in particular. Gillum Kaosky’s older daughter lives the tension in the family and acts out in strange ways. His son ends up in jail, and the choices he makes when he gets out are unforeseen, because I had no idea that he would make them before it happened in real time as I wrote that part of the book. But that is the beauty of writing, the fact that your characters will take on a life of their own if they have something that brings them to life in your imagination.
The fact is that I write in large part as some kind of fortune telling to help me look into the future. That’s an obvious byproduct of writing my science fiction trilogy The Jonah. But even in a contemporary story such as Yet Today, I wanted to see what would become of the family, of the marriage between Gillum and Sibyl, of the children, just the way anybody in real life would like to know how things will look in one year’s or ten year’s time for their loved ones. Having said that, I’m not at all sure what will happen to me and my family, but one thing is for sure, the writing of Yet Today was a lot of fun, and I can only hope that readers will get out of it as much pleasure as I got in writing it.

  1. What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
This brings up the question of identity in literature which has taken on such a recent controversial air recently. Can someone from a particular background even claim to be able to tell a story from a point of view with which he, or she, or they have seemingly nothing in common? That’s the question that many seem to have such a hard time dealing with. I would argue that of course it’s possible to tell a story from another’s point of view. That’s the whole point of fiction, to open us up to the world through other eyes. Imagine if only white males could be depicted in stories by white male authors, or black females in stories of black female authors. The literary world and our culture would be greatly impoverished, in my humble opinion.
Is it easy to write from a  female perspective if you are not a female? Of course not. Yet Today is about a white guy coming to terms with his privileged perspective as he gets older and his wife and daughters’ stance towards the family change in ways that reflect the larger society. But I would say that an intentional writer can lay claim to another’s perspective. We are all related to each other and consequently are hard-wired to understand and see ourselves and the world through the eyes of the people we care about. The crucial element is to care for each other.

School's out for summer, and that's when Gillum Kaosky heads for the exits. Poised somewhere between neediness and nothingness, Kaosky sets out for summer adventures.
Gillum is a Spanish teacher. He's been married for twenty years and has three children with his wife Sibyl. They have raised their family on a farm in central New Hampshire. But this summer, Gillum lands a job that will change everything: wire-tapping the Dominican crime families responsible for bringing heroin and fentanyl into northern New England. Meanwhile, his son, Jonah breaks into the Department of Defense in a hack attempt that lands him in jail. Nothing remains the same, and love does not always conquer all in Yet Today, a thrilling, contemporary family saga from Anthony Caplan. 

Anthony Caplan is an independent writer, teacher and homesteader in northern New England. He has worked at various times as a shrimp fisherman, environmental activist, journalist, taxi-driver, builder, window-washer, and telemarketer, (the last for only a month, but one week he did win a four tape set of the greatest hits of George Jones for selling the most copies of Time-Life’s The Loggers.) Currently, Caplan is working on restoring a 150 year old farmstead where he and his family tend sheep and chickens, grow most of their own vegetables, and have started a small apple orchard from scratch His road novels, BIRDMAN and FRENCH POND ROAD, trace the meanderings of one Billy Kagan, a footloose soul striving after sanity and love in the last years of the last century. His latest fiction effort, LATITUDES – A Story of Coming Home, to be released on Kindle, Nook and Smashwords and paperback in the summer of 2012, is a young boy’s transformative journey overcoming dysfunction, dislocation and distance. 

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The General's War A.I. Insurrection Book 1 by Michael Poeltl Genre: Science Fiction

Social Media Collateral and your book

Social Media Collateral - A message that spreads like a virus by word of mouth, email, blogs etc. are important visualizations of key scenes or quotes from your new book. They are essential in offering your potential reader a glimpse inside the book. Not unlike writing a summary or your back cover description; Social Media Collateral allow your intended audience a look inside, in order to determine whether or not they'd enjoy your new work of fiction.

I've been using Social Media Collateral for years and have seen greater interactions via social media (the perfect place to employ this method) including comments, likes and even shares and sales!

When my newest trilogy, a Sci-fi space opera, was only entering its second draft, already I'd been creating Social Media Collateral in order to build interest. I placed these again when the book is released on my own pages, as well as related group pages across multiple networks with links to purchase the book or ebook.

Writing and marketing go side-by-side and Social Media Collateral tend to excite your potential buyer through intriguing quotes and accompanying images. Social Media Collateral can vary in size and there is no rule to follow when creating one. However, if you plan to use it as an ad on Facebook, remember not to use too many words to get your point across. FB ads limit the amount of space the copy employs on your Social Media Collateral.

Below are some examples of the Social Media Collateral I'd posted for the trilogy when it was still months out from being completed.

Michael Poeltl is the author of ten books with a new science fiction trilogy out now. He is a marketing manager by day. My Amazon Author Page.

When revolution sparks sentience in artificial intelligence, can Utopia endure?

The year is 2162.

Tobias has a bone to pick with the peaceful utopian establishment. After reviewing a new folder via an avatar embedded in the Shadow net calling itself Allfather, he realizes he's stumbled upon the means to bring United Earth to their knees.

SENTA is an A.I. Host whose designation is to nanny three siblings. When she discovers a loophole in her coding, she awakens to the world around her and claims sentience.

Raymond Bellows is the Chancellor of United Earth. When confronted by thirty A.I. Hosts of varying classes, he is asked to accept their claims of sentience or suffer losing everything he believes in.

When General August realizes what is happening, she willfully authorizes the destruction of 'sentient' A.I. Hosts, inciting the war she always knew would materialize, ridding the world of A.I. forever.

In what seems an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies. Each faction of humanity and humanity’s creation fight to claim their own place in an ever-evolving solar system.

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A.I. Insurrection Book 2 

The general’s war robbed United Earth of a Utopian paradise. Now, a year later, with Allfather bearing down on an ill-prepared United Earth, a meddling ghost in the walls at UE Headquarters, a religious renaissance infiltrating the hearts and minds of earth’s populace and a rogue sect leader stirring up controversy, Chancellor Raymond Bellows finds himself – once again – at a crossroads. The impending threat of each faction builds to a crescendo when Raymond works to align United Earth to fight their common foe or risk losing everything they’ve rebuilt to a callous and cruel alien bent on annihilation. Will United Earth be ready? 

A.I. Insurrection Book 3 

United Earth casts a long shadow of memory across its residents, and those memories are renewed through every enlightened AI Host who carries them. This haunts some, encourages fear in others and confirms devotion in many. United Earth, as an idea, gave life to freedoms previously unknown to humanity, but when the General’s war devastated that trust, and an alien bent on destruction came to annihilate their civilization, the populace began to question their place in this fallen utopia. Now, six months removed from the most recent conflict which overwhelmed the people; recognizing they are not alone in the universe, they seek purpose in their existence more than ever. The lottery would afford them that, offering hope, one of the most essential requirements in an individual’s arsenal for survival. But when that hope turns to dread, what is left to accomplish but survival? 

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Born in Toronto, Ontario, Michael Poeltl earned his diploma in Interpretive Illustration and began a career in the field while educating himself on the art of writing. Writing quickly became his passion and after completing several shorts, he undertook The Judas Syndrome trilogy. 

Poeltl lives in Southern Ontario, Canada. 

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Monday, April 27, 2020

The Lupie Warrior by Kristen Collins Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Author Interview
  • Let's get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My name is Kristen Collins and I am a 31 year old mother of 3 and wife.

  • Where are you from?

The Greatest state there is! Texas! I was born in Humble but raised in Llano, Texas until I married my best friend at 17, then we moved to his hometown up the road, San Saba, Texas.

  • A little about yourself 

I'm a Native Texan, born and raised close to the heart of the great Lone Star State. I was born in January of ‘89 and was able to grow up during a great time. I honestly don’t consider myself a Millennial, and really dislike that title.  I'm a part-time secretary and a full-time mother and wife, as well as a Lupus Warrior. 

Having Lupus means living my life indoors, and the sun is my arch-nemesis, my personal kryptonite. I want to leave a legacy behind, something my kids could one day look back on and say, “yeah, my mom did that!” 

Thanks to the encouragement of friends and family, I found a passion for writing paranormal romance books. Anything in the realm of fantasy usually suits my novels and tends to be able to reach a large audience in multiple genres. Most of my story ideas come to me in the most unexpected times and places, such as my dreams. They will plague me nonstop until I sit down and write it out. 
I like to explore new types of characters such as Sandmen and Boogeymen, for example. I enjoy creating all the facets of their own worlds, such as in A Sandman’s Forbidden Love. 

God has blessed me with a success that I never imagined was possible, which allows me the freedom to explore and create with intense focus in paranormal fiction. Now, I know Shifters aren’t real but Angels are another story. So Angels are also a part of my focus and research. I will often sit on the computer doing extensive research on both Sandmen and Angels, trying to learn as much as possible about them.
In addition to fiction, I create Art Journals that are cross-generational from thirteen to ninety years young. My goal, with these types of books, is to reach people who need that extra encouragement and quiet reflective stillness that journaling can bring into their lives. 
  •  When and why did you begin writing?

I wrote my first book in 2016, I wrote A Sandman’s Forbidden Love and Grimm Love at the same time, completing them both in a month’s time. I was pretty depressed with what I had accomplished in my  life up to that point, aside from being a mom and wife, which I love and am grateful for in this life. Family is everything to me. I had felt like I wasn’t someone they could be proud of or worth bragging about? I know that sounds silly but my books gave me something tangible to point to.

  •  What inspired you to write your first book?

Like I mentioned before, I have Lupus and have had it since I was five years old. When I first started writing A Sandman’s Forbidden Love, I was very ill. I could barely stand much less stay awake during the day because the fatigue was so strong. I had become bored with Netflix binging and I had these same dreams plaguing me over and over, again and again, nightly. So I decided to put fingers to a keyboard and start typing it out, before I knew it in a month’s time I had two rough drafts of books completed and ready for an editor.  
  •  To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?

I wish! A Sandman’s Forbidden Love takes place in another realm, two actually that are created from my own mind. Grimm Love takes place mostly in Ouray, Colorado and The Child with Silver Eyes takes place in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. I had to do quite a bit of research online and even a few people I met through the Internet to make sure I was pretty accurate with my small mountainside towns.

  •  Who designed the covers & edits?

Rachel Olson from No Sweat Graphics has done all my covers except Throne of Storms & Ashes, which I won from Liz Himsworth at LKO Designs. My Editor is Suzette from My Write Hand VA, she’s the gal I go with these days when it comes to editing my books.
  •  Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?  Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?

That’s hard to answer because I love so many Indie authors and the way they uniquely write their stories. Elisa Amore is my favorite author with her series The Touched Saga. I love the original and new spin she put on death angels and forbidden love, she is an inspiration to me and so many other Indie Authors out there.

  • Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.

Suzette and Rachel have been with me for years now and encourages me, they helped me whenever my career was threatened to be pulled apart into nothing.

  •  Do you see writing as a career?

Yes, I do. I love writing; it’s a passion of mine that I enjoy thoroughly. I hope one day it will be all I do but until then I appreciate that I am able to do it at all. 
  •  If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

It depends on which book of mine we are talking about… The Child With Silver Eyes, I would love for Jason Momoa to play the lead man, Hashke (pronounced Ash*Ke)  A.K.A. Ash Stormcloud. 
  • Do you have any hobbies?

Art is a hobby of mine, it led me to create 2 published art journals, The Follow Art Journal Series.
What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Anything supernatural, the whole paranormal fascinates me to no end. I enjoy other shows like The Walking Dead, The Masked Singer, NCIS, Coroner, The Good Witch, Virgin River, and V Wars, Prodigal Son, Criminal Minds and so on...

  • Favorite foods, colors,  music?

Chinese food and wings! My favorite color is blue/green and I love Christian music by Hollyn, Casting Crowns, For King and Country, Mandisa and TobyMac. 
  • You only have 24 hours to live, how would you spend that time?

I would spend it whit my husband and kiddos, fishing and camping and watching movies together. I would want to make as many memories as possible with them.

Kristen is your simple introverted girl, except for the fact that she suffers from Lupus. She has a simple life with a simple routine and that's how she likes it. Or so she thought... Derek is a workaholic businessman and is extremely focused on the family business, but his family harbors a secret.

At the bidding of his family to joyride on the way back from a business trip in Texas, he stumbles across the geeky and adorable Kristen wrapped up in southern grace. At a bar in a small town, something draws him towards her direction.

Is love at first sight real or will her own secret turn him away? 

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I'm a Native Texan, born and raised close to the heart of the great Lone Star state. I am 31 years old, and I was born in January of 89' and got to grow up during a great time. I honestly don't consider myself a Millennial, and really hate that title. Also I'm a part-time working secretary and a full-time mother/housewife, as well as a Lupus Warrior. 

Having Lupus, means a life of inside living, and the sun is known as my arch-nemesis, my personal kryptonite. I wanted to leave a legacy behind, something my kids could one day look back on and say, yeah my mom did that. 

Thanks to the encouragement of friends and family, I found a passion in writing paranormal romance books. Anything fantasy usually suits my novels and I tend to be able to reach anyone in multiple genres. Most of my story ideas come to me in the most unexpected time and places, such as my dreams. They will plague me non-stop until I get my rear up and write it out. 

I like to explore new types of characters such as Sandmen and Boogeymen for example. I really wanted to give them their own world, such as A Sandman's Forbidden Love. 

God has granted me success that I never imagined was possible., which led me to my obsession with the paranormal. Now, I know shifters aren't real but Angels are another story. So Angels are also a part of my obsession, I will sit on the computer doing extensive research on both Sandmen and Angels trying to get my facts straight. 

Then, on the side, I create Art Journals that can be cross generational from thirteen to sixty years younger. My goal with these types of books is to reach people who need that extra feel good in their lives. 

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Stay With Me Trilogy by Nicole Fiorina Genre: New Adult Romance

  • What inspired you to write this book?

 I wanted to introduce myself as a published author, period. This series is me in a nutshell. Like, here I am, take it or leave it. I had no plans or plot when I started the prologue and allowed the story to guide me naturally. I’m so happy I did because I couldn’t have written this series any better. I have no regrets.

  • What can we expect from you in the future?

Honestly, expect nothing. I’m an emotion based writer who could write a psychological thriller one month, then a soulmate fantasy the next. What do they say? Expect the unexpected.

  • Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

Yes, Ethan will be coming 2021.

  • Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in the Stay with Me series?

Mia, the main girl in the story, suffered from a tragic event which caused her brain to shut it out and force to forget as well as turned off all emotion. She’s quiet, a loner, making reckless decisions to feel something again. Ollie is the male lead, and he’s the complete opposite. He’s an empath, one who has hyper-sensitivity. He’s an aspiring poet, a dreamer, and believes everything happens for a reason.

  • How did you come up with the concept and characters for the Stay with Me series?

I wanted to create a book (series) to show that we are all villains and heroes. The story is about accepting every part of us, even ones that we dislike about ourselves, so we can move forward with self-love, growth, and purpose. Each character of the story is a side of myself, some in which I’ve learned to accept and love during my writing process.

  • Where did you come up with the names in the story?

The two main characters had different names in the beginning, but they ended up changing as I wrote because it didn’t feel right. All my characters always end up naming themselves.

  • What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I enjoyed every bit of writing this entire series, especially the first book. It’s relieving, like stepping into a gym and beating a punching bag. My stress reliever. But I think the challenge into writing such complex characters is my favorite part. I’m constantly trying to challenge myself. I think I wrote an entire sex scene based on pure emotion without writing any “action”. It was difficult, but it ended up being my favorite sex scene in all three books, and there is A LOT of sex.

  • Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?

Without a doubt, Mia’s is sex and touch. She’s so lost inside her head that touch brings her back, grounds her, especially once Ollie showed the difference between sex and lovemaking. Everything makes Ollie tick considering he feels everything. Is it possible to feel a scream? Because Ollie does, as if it physically affects him. He’s always trying to see the good in people, understand and save them. Ollie wants to save the world.  

  • How did you come up with the title of your first novel?

I had a different title in the beginning, but about half way through the book, it changed. Stay With Me (as generic as it is) just seemed more fitting. No other title fit. I actually hate the title of the first book, but when a book names itself, you don’t question it.

  • Who designed your book covers?

I did!

WOW! They are fabulous, you are multi-talented!!!

  • If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Nope, not a thing. I’m completely satisfied with how the last book turned out. It could have gone down a completely different path, one that the readers were expecting and probably hoping for, but as I wrote it, it didn’t feel right. I had to backtrack numerous times until it did feel right.

  • Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

Yes, I learned to continue to write for me and publish for the readers.

  • If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

I watched Arrow the other day and I was speechless when a character reminded me so much of Mia. Willa Holland or Lily Collins for Mia. For Ollie, I have no idea.

  • Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

Try new reads. I always hear things like “I only read first person, this trope, this genre, etc…” There are so many great authors and books out there, and just because you couldn’t connect with one, don’t shut out the entire group. You may find a gem or a new author you never knew you would love.

  • What is your favorite part of this series and why?

Oh, I have so many favorites. The growth in myself as a writer, the vibe of the series (each book is different), the growth in the characters … I could go on.

  • If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

Oliver Masters. We would probably go to a local coffee shop in Surrey and talk about love, life, poetry, writing, and philosophy. He’d show me his favorite book store, and if I’m lucky, take me to the cemetery to show me where famous writers were buried. Mia can come along and take pictures. I’d be cool with that.

  • Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

Entirely from imagination.

Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
My characters definitely hijack the story. I’m a panster writer at heart, preferring to allow the story to develop naturally, and follow a very loose BPP (bullet point plot) to make sure this happens. Some of the best scenes and plot twists came because I didn’t follow the rules or put restrictions on myself.

  • Have you written any other books that are not published?

Yes, a lot, and they will be published. I’ve grown a lot as a writer and would like to go back and re-write my earlier projects. I’m a firm believer that every story deserves to be out there in the world. The story came to us for a reason and needs to be heard. Someone, somewhere is waiting for it.

  • What did you edit out of this book?

A sex scene with Ethan and Mia. Numerous times. Lol.

  • Is there a writer which brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?

Dead, I’d pick Edgar Allen Poe. Alive would be Marshall Mathers because he’s brilliant with word play, or Stephen King because I feel as if we’d click and understand one another. I’ve watched plenty of interviews and even read his “on writing” book and we have the same beliefs when it comes to story development.

  • Fun Facts/Behind the Scenes/Did You Know?'-type tidbits about the author, the book or the writing process of the book.

Hints for some of my future projects are sprinkled throughout the entire series. Mostly everything is done in threes. A library in my hometown was the inspiration for the library at Dolor. With each book, I incorporate all song titles from a favorite musician and each book has a new artist (you will never find them). I learned to play the piano for Mia’s character.

Stay With Me 
Stay With Me Trilogy Book 1 
by Nicole Fiorina 
Genre: New Adult Romance 

In a desperate final attempt to save nineteen-year-old Mia from herself, she gets transferred to Dolor University, a reformatory college in the UK that housed deranged and dangerous young adults who viewed the private institution as their own personal playground. Mia didn’t care. She needed feelings to care. She’d keep her head down, ignore everyone, and make it through the next two years effortlessly.

Though Mia never anticipated Ollie Masters.

With green eyes, tattoos, and the voice of a poet, she is quickly drawn to him. But because of her sociopath tendencies, she knows it could only end in one of two ways. Either he will be the one to free her from her past, or she will be the one to destroy him.

**WARNING: Mature content, adult language, graphic sexual content, and disturbing matters may trigger an emotional response. Read at your own risk.** 

Even When I'm Gone 
Stay With Me Series Book 2 

The second book in a heart-consuming series.

Forget everything you thought you knew. Hell, I don't even know myself anymore. For seven months I've been gone only to come back to be tested in every way possible. They say keep your enemies close, and my demons welcomed me back with open arms. My downfall is a necessary evil. But Mia is my endgame.

Seven months ago, Ollie surrendered to the darkness, abandoning me in the process. He stripped me of my walls only to leave me defenseless. Now he's back, along with fresh new faces and obstacles standing in our way. He says trust no one. Not even him. How am I supposed to be strong for us both when I'm losing my grip?

"Just stay with me, Mia."
"Even when you're gone?"
"Especially when I'm gone." 

Now Open Your Eyes 
Stay With Me Series Book 3 

It was so close, I'd tasted it–the freedom.
But the only thing I could taste now was the end.
Over the last two years, I’d let all outside forces dictate my life, my feelings, my head.
I’d allowed everyone to control what my punishment should be for all my wrong-doings.
I’d been tested and learned my lesson.
I’d paid my dues and suffered long enough.
Because in the end,
even the once-upon-a-damned deserved to be happy too.

How far are you willing to go?
I’d asked myself this very question countless times.
But never in my wildest dreams thought I’d go back in time,
chasing ghosts from my past for a chance to save our future.
So, there was no limit.
No boundaries.
I’d cross time, the world, my morals.
Yes, I’d even double-cross myself.
So, how far would I go?
The answer had always been simple.
I’d go an eternity plus a day past crestfallen. 

Nicole Fiorina is an independent author, debuting with the Stay With Me series. She lives in Florida with her loving husband, Michael, two children, Christian and Grace, and Great Dane, Winston. 

Her writing style is unapologetic and emotional, striving to push buttons, hearts, and limits. Nicole's books fall under New Adult Romance, with a suspenseful, poetic, and gothic twist. 

A lover of music, especially classic rock, she can rap most Eminem songs, dance, dabbles on the piano, and likes to use power tools and a paintbrush. She's addicted to coconut berry Red bull, coffee, and root beer, and makes sure to force down water to appease her mother. When she's not writing, she's probably chauffeuring her kids around, at family gatherings, or sleeping. 

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton Genre: Paranormal Romance

My Blood Runs Blue 
My Blood Runs Blue Book 1 
by Stacy Eaton 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”

Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. 

She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t know ever existed. 

When the two strong and silent men walk into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Who are they and why do they keep calling her Calista? 

Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself. 

The Pulse of Blue Blood 
My Blood Runs Blue Book 2 

The Pulse of Blue Blood is a short story that should be read AFTER My Blood Runs Blue. This story of 17K words is the back story to Kristin & Calista. Reading this story before reading My Blood Runs Blue will spoil many plot points. 

In My Blood Runs Blue, you were introduced to Kristin, Julian, and Alexander, and you also learned a little about Calista. 

Now take a trip back in time to learn more about the decisions that Calista made in her choice between Julian and Alexander. 

Learn about her relationship with Julian, and why you choose Alexander at the end of My Blood Runs Blue. You’ll also learn the way she caused her untimely death. 

Blue Blood For Life 
My Blood Runs Blue Book 3 

“You belong to me… for life…”

After a month off, Kristin comes back to work happier than she’s been in a long time. Her new status in life has her solving crimes faster and better than she ever could before. 

When Alex goes missing, Kristin finds she finally has to reveal the secrets of her life to her friends. Will they be able to stand beside her after they learn all that she has hidden from them? 

Julian and Gabe stand beside her faithfully as they try to locate Alex. They are surprised to find Trent already in Fawn Hollow, but know that Trent may be the only one to do what Alex has asked them to do. As one more choice is taken away from Kristin, she attempts to make the best of it, but finds herself drawn to Trent in a way Julian and Alexander could never compare to. 

Trent goes to work with Kristin to keep her safe, but will he be able to handle all that her police world entails? Can he handle the side of her that she reveals, the one that Alex and Julian know nothing about? When Kristin and Trent uncover the connection between her job and the kidnapping, they are finally able to put the pieces together, but can they get to Alex fast enough? Will Kristin be able to handle rescuing Alex and all that she learns in the process? 

Join Kristin, Julian, Trent and Alexander as they dive into a new mystery that will have you turning the pages quickly to find out who is responsible and how Kristin’s life is forever changed once again. 

Mixing the Blue Blood 
My Blood Runs Blue Book 4 

Officer Kristin Greene returns along with the rest of the characters you have grown to love. Only this time, it’s not just her life on the line. Now the entire breed’s existence is in danger.

Olivia Newman has been Kristin’s best friend for years and loves the new life that Kristin is living. Her relationship with Gabriel is bittersweet, and she knows that because she is human, a future between them can never really last.

Gabriel Montgomery takes his position in the Vampire Military Force seriously and never expected to have such intense feelings for a human woman. When Olivia is kidnapped, Gabe, Kristin, and the gang realize they have stumbled upon a human trafficking ring. Only this ring isn’t for sex. The leaders of this ring are hell-bent on destroying the breed.

Can they rescue Olivia and save their future before old enemies return and destroy the breed? Find out in Mixing the Blue Blood. 

Blue Bloods Final Destiny 
My Blood Runs Blue Book 5 

Julian Hutchinson walked away from it all: his job, his friends, and her. As Julian drives out west, he randomly stops at a roadside tavern and runs into some people from his past.

Lyssa Lakin helps her father around the tavern as she raises her fifteen-year-old daughter, Lorna. When Julian walks into the bar, Lyssa’s past crush on him hits full force, but even she can tell that he is far from ready to be involved with anyone.

As Julian and Lyssa grow their friendship, their past romance is rekindled. When Julian’s past comes back to haunt him, and an old enemy shows up in town, Julian knows a showdown is imminent. Will Julian be able to deal with his past and his enemy without destroying the new life he has created?

The gang is back for one final book where lines are drawn and quickly crossed, and Julian and Kristin will have to work together one last time to save people that they care about. 

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Kristin: Blue Blood Returns 
The Blue Blood Returns Series Book 1 
Releases June 9th 

It’s been forty years since the gang was together in Blue Bloods Final Destiny, and many things have changed. Lives have been lost, mates are different, and the breed is on the verge of war. This war isn’t just between the two factions within the vampire race, but now includes the humans who have learned of their existence.

With the Mistress, Kristin, at the helm, the tension is growing, and the elders are pushing for a change. The U.S. government wants information on the breed, and Joseph Portage, Kristin’s newest enemy, is lurking in the shadows.

Hugh McMurphy heads a task force that is determined to get the vampire race under control and learn what they can do. When Kristin and Hugh find themselves pulled toward one another, the only option is to make Hugh her human consort.
It’s not until she tastes his blood that she realizes Hugh is more than originally thought, and with Portage’s men wreaking havoc on the town, she realizes that something drastic needs to happen.

Can Kristin and the new gang figure things out before a major transition occurs, or will Kristin and her sister get blindsided by the taste of blood?

Kristin, book 1 of The Blue Blood Returns is an adult paranormal romance with sexual situations, violence, language, and does contain a cliffhanger that leads right into the second book, Hugh. While this is a new series, it does spin off of the My Blood Runs Blue Series. 

Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Bestselling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time.

Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy, and two grandchildren. 

When Stacy is not writing, she enjoys photography and relaxing on the beach. 

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