Saturday, November 18, 2017

GRAND FINALE BLITZ/#Giveaway : A Family for Christmas by Tara Taylor



On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Grand Finale for

A Family for Christmas
By Tara Taylor Quinn



We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Note from the Author

Welcome to a very very special story in my Where Secrets Are Safe series. If you’ve never been to The Lemonade Stand – please, come in. Visitors to the Stand are transitory so you’ll fit right in with the rest of the current batch of residents, who are also new here. If you’ve been here before, buckle your seat belts because you’re in for a double treat...


"Oh my goodness, this book…

A Family for Christmas brings together so many threads, both in this series on the whole and this book in particular. There are two main romantic relationships–Cara with Simon and Lila (finally!) with Edward–and two families coming together for Christmas, families that include parents, children, and grandchildren that have been apart for far too long. . .

Once again the romances here are very slow moving, because the characters have so much more to deal with than just finding their ways to romantic HEAs and there aren’t easy fixes for what they have to do–but that just means that when they do get there everything will be that much sweeter."

Harlequin Junkie - Exclusive Interview & Giveaway

Please tell us a little about the characters in your book. As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?

This story has two heroines and two heroes and that kind of surprised me. I knew the older couple, have known the older heroine for all 16 books in this series, and she surprised me most of all. I’ve always known she had issues, but I didn’t understand them until this book. She showed them to me and made me cry.

The younger heroine – she took me on a journey I did not intend to take, with a topic I had no intention of exploring. But there you go…welcome to my world.


"A healing opportunity! If you read the previous book in this series (For Joy’s Sake), you will quickly pick up on the fact that this is a direct continuation of the on-going plot of that story. . . . None-the-less, I was happy read the completion of this mystery, and I enjoyed Simon & Cara’s relationship a lot!"


"A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS is a moving story about characters who are trying to rise above their fears and abuse to find love and fulfillment in their lives. Heartbreaking and raw in places, sweet and intimate in others, it is a story that will draw on the reader's heart and drive them to hope for a happily-ever-after ending. Highly recommended to those who like their characters to rise victorious over their struggles—to find that happiness can be for everyone, even those with deep scars."


"I really enjoyed this book. It pulled me in from start to finish. I laughed at times, I found I had tears in my eyes at times. I found myself being pulled into these characters lifes and cheering them on. I will definitely be going back and reading other books from this series."


"A family for Christmas is the thirteenth book in the Where Secrets Are Safe series by Tara Taylor Quinn. . . . Cara and Simon needed more focus on them and not what was happening with Cara's daughter. Overall I enjoyed the read."


"When I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I had to read it. . . . This book provides the true meaning of blood being thicker than water – no matter what, your family will be there for you. An enticing story to be read in front of the fireplace with a cozy blanket."


"The reason why this book is pure perfection is the way Ms. Quinn wrapped up all the loose threads that we didn’t know where there. . .

Again, I’m so very sad if this is the last book in the series. I’ve come to love The Lemonade Stand and everything that it stands for. Ms. Quinn has written that rare series that is relevant, relatable, emotional, swoon-worthy, at times raw but in the end of so satisfying."

Don't forget to contribute to a local shelter near you and enter the giveaways
below, if you haven't already. They'll be running until the end of November...



A Family for Christmas
(Where Secrets Are Safe #13)


by Tara Taylor Quinn

Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
November 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance


A second chance for Joy



While recovering at a remote cabin, Dr. Simon Walsh stumbles across Cara Amos. Injured and left for dead, Cara is harboring dark secrets. Yet Simon can't help falling for his mysterious patient. As her memory returns and her injuries fade under his gentle care, he vows to help her find her missing daughter.



At The Lemonade Stand shelter, managing director Lila McDaniels is helping Cara's estranged father, Edward Mantle, bond with his traumatized granddaughter, Joy. And his feelings extend well beyond gratitude.



Bringing this family together seems impossible… Luckily, Christmas is the season of miracles.




Other Books in the Where Secrets Are Safe Series

(Books released as of August 2017. Each can be read as a standalone.)



About the Author




The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

Domestic Violence Shelter Drive




As Tara supports speaking out against domestic violence and supporting those who have been abused, both through her books and in her community, she would love for you to join her in donating items to a shelter in your area. Find out more here.

Tour Giveaways




1ST RAFFLECOPTER:
1 winner will receive ebooks of Where Secrets are Safe series books 1 - 13 (open internationally)
1 winner (per the four tour segments) will receive a $10 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)


2ND RAFFLECOPTER:

1 winner will receive 25,000 Harelquin My Rewards Points, equivalent to 5 books (US and CAN only)
1 winner will receive 5,000 Harelquin My Rewards Points, equivalent to 1 book (US and CAN only)

Both Rafflecopter giveaways end November 30th, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Release Boost (Give Me Books) : Damaged by Willow Winters







Title: Damaged
Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 14, 2017



Blurb

I married the bad boy from Brooklyn.
The one with the tattoos and the look in his eyes that told me he was bad news.
The look that comes with all sorts of warnings.
I knew what I was doing.
I knew by the way he put his hands on me; how he owned me with his forceful touch.
I couldn’t say no to him, not that I wanted to. That was then, and it seems like forever ago.
Years later, I’ve grown up and moved on. But he’s still the man I married. Dangerous in ways I don’t like to think about. Sexy as sin, he attracts all the wrong kinds of temptations.
The kind that lands a couple like us in the gossip columns.
The kind that’s unforgivable.
The kind that splits up marriages.
I did this to myself. I knew better than to love him.
And now I’m fucked.
I married the bad boy from Brooklyn. And I don’t know how to survive this.















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Author Bio


Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!



Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.



In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!


Release Blitz : The Roommate "dis"Agreement by Leddy Harper






Title: The Roommate "dis"Agreement
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2017





Blurb

Item One: Divorced man seeks female roommate for
companionship.
 Cash Nicholson isn’t looking for a girlfriend, but he
wants to come home to someone after a bad day at work. 

Item Two: Single mother needs apartment. Jade
Robertson is desperate, and her best friend’s couch just isn’t going to cut it
anymore. 

Item Three: No surprises. Romance. Work. Pasts.
Agreements aren’t promises…







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Author Bio




Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.


She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.

The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.


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Release Blitz/#Giveaway : Muse by Nina Auril







Title: Muse
Author: Nina Auril
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: November 17, 2017





Blurb


The Artist 



Things I should have done:
Kept my dick in my pants.
Stayed away from my adorable little roommate.
Kept my mouth and hands, off of said roommate.
Concentrate on my upcoming exhibition and prove my parents wrong.
That’s what I SHOULD have done, but now everything is a mess and the thing I thought I wanted most in the world has been replaced by an adorable little brunette who refuses to even speak to me.
 



The Muse 



Things I should not have done:
Get distracted from my goals.
Get close to my cocky roommate and his sexy smirk.
Let his mouth and his hands anywhere near me.
Be seduced from the kind of life I always wanted; quiet, ordered and alone.
That’s what I should NOT have done, but now everything is a mess and the things I thought I wanted most in life has been replaced by a cocky boy who shattered my heart beyond repair.














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Excerpt

Oh, my goodness. No. NO!”
I smile to myself as I hear Abby entering the apartment. Yep, that’s about the reaction I was expecting.
“No. No no no. What? No.” I can hear the anger swelling up in her by the tone of her voice. She must not like the changes I made to the apartment. But, seriously, who doesn’t have a television in their living room? And this place was in serious need of some natural light and some fresh air so I opened the windows and tied the heavy curtains back.
“Coyer?”
I ignore her as I continue kneading the pizza dough down.
“COYER!”
Ok, I guess we’re up to shouting now. Best to just let her get it out. I roll out the dough on the counter and wait for her to come find me.
“COYER! I told you not to…” She stops short at the kitchen door and takes it all in. A look of complete horror on her face. “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!”
“Oh, my goodness.” She takes two steps inside the kitchen and looks around the room with her mouth gaping open. Her shocked eyes flit from the empty egg shells dripping yolk onto the flour covered counter, to the dirty pans in the sink, to the containers of milk and flour standing haphazardly around the kitchen. OK so the place is a bit of a mess but you can’t make a tasty meal without creating some kind of mess.
“What are y…?” I look up from where I was spreading the pesto onto the rolled out pizza base to find her eyes on my chest. “You’re naked!”
I smirk at her and look down at myself. My sweat pants are hanging low on my hips and my bare chest has a few smears of flour on it. “Hardly naked babe.” I wink at her.








Author Bio



A new secret author duo team up under the pseudonym, Nina Auril. They bonded over their love for ‘maybe’ bad boys, offbeat and colorful females, and a desperate need to stand out from a crowd. Having spent so much time with each other, they finally decided to collaborate and create something amazing to write the kind of stories they want to read. Nina Auril can’t be categorized, and will surprise you at every turn but promise to get your lady bits tingling every time.



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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Release Blitz/#Giveaway : Scandalous Beat by Michelle Mankin







Title: Scandalous Beat

Series: Tempest #6
Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2017






Blurb

A rock star. A stripper. Can a hookup lead to a happily ever after?



Juaquin
Acenado. 




A drummer.
A rapper.  A rock king. 




My
brother’s best friend. 




Arrogant.
Forbidden. Do-not-go-there trouble. 




The sexy
Latino was too old for me when we first met, and I was in high school. But he
was my first love. I’ve never gotten over him. 




Miriam
Jackson. 




Stripper.
Exotic dancer. Her Vegas stage name is Queen. 




My
bandmate’s little sister. 




Spicy and
sweet. The spark that fires my inspiration. The rhythm to my beat. 




She’s the
one I imagine when I settle for the others. My ultimate fantasy. Only I can
never have her. 




Until I
arrive in Vegas to record my solo rap album, visit a strip club, and there she
is. Miriam was supposed to be in college, but she’s not. She is so not. 




Sin City, a
place where anything can happen, and I’m the only one in the band who knows her
secret. 




So why resist
anymore? 




Who could
possibly stop me?










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The top 100 bestselling Tempest
Rock Star series is now complete!
Each book in the series is on sale
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Author Bio


Michelle Mankin is the New York Times
bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.




Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption. 



Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a
BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of
Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock
'n roll industry. 




Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with
the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are
young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome
that may prevent them from ever getting there. 




Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal
romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. 




Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK
STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series. 


Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a
Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters. 




Exploring the sexual double standards for women, the ROCK
F*CK CLUB series is a what-if the groupies called the shots instead of the rock
stars.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town
listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her
daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends,
sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

OTHER BOOKS BY MICHELLE MANKIN

BRUTAL STRENGTH series:
Love Evolution
Love Revolution
Love Resolution
Love Rock’ollection  



TEMPEST series (also available in audio):
Irresistible Refrain
Enticing Interlude
Captivating Bridge
Relentless Rhythm
Tempest Raging
Tempting Tempo
Scandalous Beat



The MAGIC series (also available in audio):
Strange Magic
Dream Magic
Twisted Magic 



ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series

(also
available in audio):
Outside
Riptide
Oceanside 



FINDING ME series (also available in audio):
Find Me
Remember Me
Keep Me



ROCK F*CK CLUB series:
Rock F*ck Club (audio coming soon)
Rock F*ck Club 1.5





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Release Blitz/#Giveaway : All He Wants This Christmas by Claire Woods






Title: All He Wants This Christmas
Author: Claire Woods
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 16, 2017



Blurb


Kids adore
him.
Women pant after him.
When he kisses her—she hears the angels sing.
But single mom Kate Gilletti has her hands full as it is.
Falling for the hunky single dad every woman in town is hot for—is not on her
Christmas list.
So what, if the looks he gives her could melt the north
pole? She has no plans to get involved with another man who looks like sin on a
stick.
But maybe this Christmas, Kate will learn that some men are
totally worth melting for.

Authors note: This is a sweet, funny and sexy holiday read!
No Cheating, HEA with plenty of fire to melt those Kindles.









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Excerpt

“It's late...”
I grab her hand, “I know...but I don't want the night to be
over…yet.”
“The kids are tired...”
I turn her arm over and draw circles on the middle of her
palm with my index finger.
“Jesus, man candy, we just met yesterday. What are you doing
to me?”
I answer with eyes full of promises. Dirty, hot promises you
fulfill in the dark.
She sucks in her breath; her knees shake as she tries to
take her hand back.
But I won’t let go.
Instead, I drop my face pressing my lips to her palm before
looking back up. In that moment, I make a silent promise to her—a vow that this
is going to happen someday. 
"I'm not dating, Gianni."
"Good. There's no one in my way."
"But there is..." She nods over to Luca whose
teaching Tommy how to play the video game.
"Nah, I know you’re a package deal. So are we." I
nod over to Tommy.
"You wanna do a playdate tomorrow at my house?"
"Gianni...."
"God, I want you."
"Slow down."
"I can't. It’s been so long, you get it."
"I don't do casual sex."
"Oh sweetheart, it's going to be anything but casual. I
can promise you that."



Author Bio


Claire Woods lives in upstate New York with her dog Ginger
and a room full of books. She's horribly shy, never misses a UFC Fight, and has
a horrible addiction to sushi and banana peppers (maybe even eating them
together). 




Books have been her means of escape. It's been a
long-standing dream of Claire's to travel to Australia where she hopes to
find a hot rugby player to sweep her off her feet and romance her on Bondi
Beach while petting koala's and drinking champagne at midnight.  (this
might be her next book) 




Until then, she'll have to write her perfect man on paper
while waiting for him to magically appear. 




You never know, stranger things have happened.



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