Lady Amber’s Tours Cover Reveal of: A Long Time Coming

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Heather Van Fleet

A Long Time Coming  (Perfect Timing Series #2)

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Releasing November 12, 2013 by Sunshine Press Publishing

 

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Blurb

Abigail Orson has a problem. A love problem to be exact. And she has absolutely no idea how to go about fixing it.

For years now, she’s been chasing her best friend’s brother––demanding things from him that he’s never wanted to give. For one? A real relationship that stems well beyond that dreaded ‘just friend’s’ zone. You see, David Anderson is her perfection to a T. The one and only guy that’s ever had the ability to make her heart beat faster––make her toes curl with the simple blink of his long, girly lashes. But David is also a recovering amputee, and the only thing he really wants out of Abigail, is to be left alone. Abigail’s a fighter though, and losing the one guy who has ruined her for every other man is no longer an option.

He’s a waste of space. A guy with one leg who has lost his motivation to live––to love––to be a man in general. If only the beautiful girl, of his unattainable dreams, would get that through her perfect, blonde, stubborn head! He’s not the right guy for Abigail––he’ll never be worthy of what she deserves. But staying away is almost impossible, especially when he’s just as in love with her as she is him. But Abigail has a life ahead of her––one that’s definitely livable without a nineteen year old gimp like him holding her down. What makes her want to stick around is beyond questionable anymore.

Choices will be made. Lines will be drawn. And the two of them will face challenges that nobody saw coming. David and Abigail may have had thirteen years to fall in love, but the thing is, timing and love have never exactly worked in their favor either…

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18365239-a-long-time-coming

 

Author Bio

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Heather Van Fleet currently reside in northern Illinois, with her three little ladies, and fabulous hubby, and high school sweetheart, Chris. She’s a stay at home mom by day, and an avid and completely obsessive writer and reader by night.

She’s always had a soft spot in her heart for books, and has been creating her own little stories since the age of seven. But she never really had the confidence or the time to actually sit down and really do something about it until her youngest daughter Isabella was born just two years ago. Bella, as well as her older sisters Kelsey and Emma, are and always will be her greatest inspirations.

Links
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Exciting Excerpt

He made it to his feet, swaying slightly to the side, just as she reached out a hand to steady him. Her brows drifted together, her lips were pursed to kill. All sass and spice––the girl was straight up sex in a sweater dress. “And what is that supposed to mean?” She stood with her hands at her hips. David narrowed his eyes as her neckline slipped lower. He traced the edge with his gaze, wishing it was his fingers instead. 

“It just means that you’re trying to mess with my head.”

She scoffed, pressing her hand over the dip of that crack he wanted to keep ogling. Damn. That was twice now in a span of two seconds that he imagined touching that very spot. This time though, he wasn’t thinking about using his hands… He sucked in a gasp and released a quiet groan at the thought. Yeah, he was in a shit ton of trouble with this girl. 

But really though, what was new?

 

 

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Book Review of The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa

The Unearthly (The Unearthly, #1)

Goodreads Summary 

The first time I was declared dead, I lost my past. The second time, I lost my humanity. Now I’m being hunted, and if I die again, my soul is up for forfeit.

After enrolling in Peel Academy, an elite supernatural boarding school on the British Isles, the last of the sirens, Gabrielle Fiori, only wants to fit in. Instead, the elixir meant to awaken her supernatural abilities kills her.

When Gabrielle wakes up in the morgue twelve hours later, something wicked is awakened in her, something even the supernatural community has never seen before. Now the only person who can help her is Andre de Leon, the community’s infamous bad boy and the king of vampires.

Yet even his help can’t prevent the repeated attempts on Gabrielle’s life. Someone is after her, and they will stop at nothing to end her short existence. Only Gabrielle cannot let that happen now that her soul hangs in the balance, because she may have met the devil. And he wants her. Bad.

Book Review

***5 Alien Stars***

I’ve read many books, however, The Unearthly took me by surprise. . .in a good way. The world Laura created is poignant, unique, quirky, clever, and highly addicting.

Gabrielle is an amazing young woman who’s life is about to change, forever. Her acceptance to Peel Academy is a new start, a way to fit in…but at what cost?

Leanne and Oliver, Gabrielle’s newest friends, are such a hoot! Leanne takes Gabrielle under wing, so to speak, right away. Oliver seriously cracks me up! His spunky attitude sticks with you till the end.

Andre de Leon ~sigh~ is such an arrogant jerk, as most wealthy, sexy bachelors tend to be. However, underneath his rough exterior is a soft, lovable. . .vampire. King of Vampires to be exact. The tension flowing between him and Gabrielle constantly drove me crazy. You know when you read a book and you scream, “Just kiss her already!” Well, I really, really wanted to yell at the two of them. A lot.

Once Gabrielle discovers what type of school Peel Academy really is and what she is, everything changes.

Gabrielle’s life is in grave danger from one page to the next. Action upon action creates a nice heart racing experience while reading this book. The question throughout has you jumping from one suspect to the next. Problem being, our yummy Andre is listed as a suspect as well. 😦

The end creeps up on you, leaving you a bit breathless. So many factors bring a good deal of WTH while reading and in the end, you lose it. I want more. Scratch that, I NEED more, and I oh so desperately NEED Gabrielle and Andre to….. Sorry, can’t spoil it for ya 😉

Want to learn more about Laura and her books? Check out the links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-Thalassa/672696219413344

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7152490.Laura_Thalassa

Website: http://laurathalassa.blogspot.com

Interview with author Jen Wylie

Did y’all watch the youtube link I posted before this? No? Well, go listen and then come back and read this interview. 😉

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Jen, thanks for chatting with us 😀

Q: I’ve read both Broken Aro and Broken Prince and loved them so much! Do have a particular section you enjoyed writing most?

A: My favorites were the most emotional scenes, the ones between Aro and Kei, and Aro and Prince. I think one of my favorites was in Broken Aro when Kei was trapped in his fury and Aro begged Kei to come back to her and that he would never hurt her.

I LOVE the emotional scenes!

Q: How many books will be in this series?

A: The original plan was three. However… I tend to write a lot and the stories and characters fight me to end, so The Broken Ones could end up being four books. Writing this I’m on Ch 6 of book three, and there is still a lot that needs to happen, so we’ll see!

I can’t decide if I am happy or frustrated with your answer. ~crosses arms over chest~

Q: Do you have a title in mind for the third book? Will there be any new characters to fall in love/hate with?

A: The current possible title is Broken Kei, however it will also depend on if the story finishes with this book or not.

There will be a number of new minor characters, but I’m most excited to introduce the Were king! (I still haven’t decided on a name for him yet. ~sigh~)

I can’t wait to read about the new Were King! I love the idea of the next book being named, Broken Kei. Seems fitting. 😀 

Q: So, you are great (maybe a little too great) at putting your characters (Aro) through hell. Will there be the same level of, “holy crap I can’t believe she did that,” in the next installment to this awesome series?

A: Um…yes. I hope so. This book has a lot more about Kei and what he’s going through (even though it is still from Aro’s POV)

On a happy note, I am planning some ‘good’ things to happen to certain characters too, and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Well, crap! Not sure what to think? Hurry up and write this darn book, woman!

Q: Do your character reflect any people close to you? If so, who?

A: Aro has a bit of me in her, and Kei and Prince both reflect a bit of a certain someone special to me. For the most part my characters create themselves and I don’t really base them off of anyone.

Cool!

Q: I’m a total romance junkie, what genre of books do you prefer reading?

A: Fantasy, paranormal etc… preferably with romance! I’m a sucker for romance. I also love a good evil character (or bad boy).

Who doesn’t love a good, bad boy.  

Q: Outside of writing, what do you do?

A: Edit. Market. Spend too much time on Facebook. Talk to my sweetie. I read a lot. Of course this is all between being a Mom. I Love my boys!

Q: What time of day do you prefer to write?

A: Evenings, though lately I’ve been having some luck in the morning (after a few cups of coffee of course)

Coffee is a must here, too. 

Q: What type of music do you listen to and do you have to have it playing while writing?

A: I can’t listen to music WHILE I write. I need quiet. However, I plan out scenes in my head before time, kind of like a movie in my head, and then write it down. The ‘movie’ ideas I often get from music, the tone of the scene,  or sometimes a line of lyrics will give me an idea for a scene or a character.

Ooh! Movie scenes! For The Broken Ones…

***Spoiler Alert***

Q: I love Aro! She’s such a strong and amazing character. BUT! I think what we mouthwatering fans want to know is, will she and Prince find their way back together? What about Kei? He’s such a great friend…but there were times when I held my breath and wondered if he would move out of the infamous friend zone. Can you give us a teeny, tiny, itsy bitsy little hint?

A: Hmm… what to say and not give everything away. This is hard since I’m not done the book either, LOL. Currently in my head… part of the prophecy will be Aro must make a choice. As the story progresses the reader will see why this will be so difficult for her.

~sigh~ No big news of Aro and Prince, but I’m crossing my fingers and toes this said ‘choice’ Aro must make will have to do with Prince (and in a good way).

Q: What will you be releasing next?

A: Hopefully, my next release will be my Tales of Ever novella series, re-edited, new cover and bundled together. 

YAY! I’m super excited to read the ‘updated’ series. Thank you for sharing your great news with us. 

Fun Questions:

Rain or Sun? SUN!

Favorite color? Black

Are you superstitious? Moderately.

Pizza or spaghetti? Spaghetti, I can’t eat dairy (no cheese for me)

Snow-cone or ice cream. Snow cone (see above)

Favorite holiday? Christmas!

Did you watch and listen to the youtube video? (Yes, this is a subliminal message. No, I’m not sure I’m supposed to say that, but whatever. Continue reading till the end.)

Want to learn more about our fabulous author and her books? Check out the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Wylie/151266004895266

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4499919.Jen_Wylie

Website: http://www.jenwylie.com

Untold Press: http://untoldpress.com

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jen-Wylie/e/B004HQ9XD8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Twitter: @jen_wylie

Did you watch the youtube video? Well, watch and listen to it again. When you’re done, go to Jen’s FB page (^^her link is listed above^^) and bug her. Really! Bug her to finish writing the next installment to the Broken Ones. (Sorry, Jen, but how else am I going to get you to finish, eh? Love ya!)

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Lady Amber Blog Tour’s Hosts: Laura DeLuca’s Hyde (Dark Musicals Trilogy #3)

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Title: Hyde (Dark Musicals Trilogy, 3)

Author: Laura DeLuca

Genre: Young Adult, Thriller

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

 

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Rebecca Hope has looked death in the face twice and lived to tell her tale.

She and the love of her life, Justyn Patko, land a summer internship at a local dinner theater, performing the musical Hyde. While they are excited about their first paid acting gig, they soon find themselves surrounded by more experienced cast mates, jealous of their success. As if the tension isn’t bad enough, they soon discover that the business might be a front for something much more sinister.

When Justyn is accused of a crime that she knows he would never commit, Rebecca must decide if she wants to follow her head or her heart. While trying to prove his innocence, she makes a shocking discovery of her own.

Everyone has something to conceal in the grand finale of the Dark Musicals Trilogy. Rebecca has to look beyond the façade to discover the true Hyde or face her final curtain call.

Be sure to add Hyde to your to-read list on Goodreads!

 

Purchase Hyde

 

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Purchase Demon

 

Amazon Smashwords * Barnes & Noble 

 

 

 

 

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Author Bio:

Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart.  In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.  Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Player, and Demon.

 

Links: 

Follow the author Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads | Pinterest

Excerpts: (Your Choice)

 

The act ended with Hyde grabbing hold of a scantily dressed Lucy and pulling her into his arms. Then the lights on the stage were extinguished, and the silent crowd suddenly burst into thunderous applause—even some of the cast was clapping. Rebecca couldn’t help but notice Steve was watching the fanfare with a frown, especially when Fernando, dressed for the next scene as the butler, clapped Justyn on the back with undisguised approval and pride. Rebecca had the distinct feeling Steve was plotting something sinister and definitely Hyde-worthy.

From that point on, Justyn scarcely had a moment out of the spotlight. Rebecca didn’t even get a chance to tell him how fabulous he was. It felt as though the show had only begun when Rebecca found herself decked out in the splendid Victorian wedding gown signaling the final act was about to begin. The dress came complete with realistic bell sleeves, an excessive bustle, and a long, flowing trail embroidered with delicate lace. The elaborate wardrobes and happy wedding guests gave the audience the illusion that it might be a happy ending after all, but for Dr. Jekyll and Emma, that wasn’t meant to be. As soon as the reverend began to recite the vows, Hyde made his final deadly appearance. 

At the beginning of the scene, it was sweet and romantic. Justyn started out holding her hand, looking happy, almost ecstatic to be with his true love. Then he suddenly started to sway. Tom, in his role of John, the best man, tried to steady him, but there wasn’t anything he could do to stop the transformation. Dr. Jekyll doubles over in agony and tries to run before Emma can see him change into a monster. Justyn was supposed to head toward the back of the stage where Rebecca would pursue him and eventually become Hyde’s captive. But they should have known no opening night could ever go exactly as planned, especially when it was obvious at least half the cast was out to get them.

Just as Justyn stumbled across the stage, Steve, who was blending in with the other guests on the sidelines, stuck out his foot. It was doubtful anyone else observed the sabotage, aside from Petya, who was smirking at her husband’s side. But Rebecca was at the perfect vantage point to see the intentional attack. Unfortunately, Justyn was so wrapped up in the role he didn’t notice the danger, especially since his loose hair was dangling in front of his eyes. Before Rebecca could cry out a warning, Justyn’s foot was caught in the snare. With a grunt, he tumbled off the side of the stage. Even over the background music and the gasps from the audience, Rebecca heard the loud thump as he hit the ground. She raised her hands to her mouth and couldn’t help but scream.

 

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They found the rest of the Hyde cast waiting beside the stage. The parts had already been assigned, and Justyn and Rebecca had spent most of the spring trying to memorize their lines in between Phantom performances and studying for finals. Justyn had even grown his hair out for the dual role of Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. They had their parts down cold, but this was the first time they’d be practicing with the rest of the troupe. In fact, it was the first time they were meeting the cast at all. Fernando set about making the introductions while Rebecca shuffled her feet from side to side and fiddled with the ammonite necklace Justyn had given her. She wasn’t sure why, but she had the distinct feeling more than one of her future co-workers were giving her the once-over, and their expressions definitely weren’t friendly. The flickering lights above the stage only made their faces look more sinister.

“Hello, everyone!” Fernando began, “I’m so excited to finally introduce you all to Justyn and Rebecca, the future Broadway stars I told you about. They will, of course, be playing the lead roles of Dr. Jekyll and his fiancée Emma.”

Already a few people huffed and rolled their eyes. Rebecca wasn’t sure if it was for their benefit or simply because of Fernando’s over exuberance. Rebecca and her friends nodded to the crowd and got a few brief waves in response, but also a few nasty scowls. In particular, there was one dark-haired guy wearing a wife-beater, revealing the torso of a Greek God. He looked like he would be more at home in the mob than on the stage. A fedora certainly wouldn’t have appeared out of place on top of his kinky curls, and he was glaring at Justyn as though he were planning his next hit. A gorgeous blonde with her curly hair pulled back in a tight ponytail was sitting on the edge of the stage beside him, filing her nails and looking thoroughly bored with the whole affair. Toward the back of the set, a few younger cast members were already doing warm-up stretches. Rebecca assumed they were part of the chorus line Carmen would be joining.

“I’d also like everyone to say hello to Tom and Carmen,” Fernando continued. “Tom will be playing the role of Dr. Jekyll’s friend and attorney John.”

“Whaz up, everybody?” Tom said with a cheerful wave. “How’s it going?”

The guy in the wife-beater snorted. “Looks like that kid should be hanging ten instead of hanging out on a professional stage.”

“Now, Steve, we talked about this already,” Fernando said, annoyed. “You’re one of my best actors, and you’ll be the star again come September for our fall show. But you know I wanted to try my hand at a musical at least once before I retired, and these kids have the voices to help me pull it off.”

Steve was still glowering, and Tom didn’t look very happy either, but Fernando had already moved on with the introductions. He came to a pretty girl who looked to be in her mid-twenties. She was sitting Indian style on the stage but rose to shake their hands as they approached. Her thick hair was so long it reached the small of her back, and the ebony waves surrounded a heart-shaped face with a dark tint that declared an ethnic descent. She gave them a small smile, but her deep brown eyes seemed melancholy. Even before he announced it, Rebecca already figured out what role she had acquired. She was the perfect choice to play the sulky prostitute who falls in love with Dr. Jekyll, only to die at the hands of a jealous Hyde.

“This is Victoria Diaz. Victoria will be playing Lucy,” Fernando told them, confirming her guess. “The ummm … lady of the night.”

Rebecca was smiling and shaking Victoria’s hand when again there was an odd crackling sound. The lights above them blinked and sputtered one last time before very abruptly going out altogether. There weren’t many windows in the dining area and the ones that were there were covered in blinds. The room was suddenly plunged into almost complete darkness, with the exception of the glowing exit signs. Rebecca couldn’t help but reach for Justyn’s arm as her eyes tried to adjust to the shadows. She felt a sudden panic rising in her chest, but it wasn’t

 

Interview with Julie Campbell

 

Meet and greet with author Julie Campbell (J.A. Campbell)

Q: I’ve read Sabaska’s Tale and just loved it! Do have a particular section you enjoyed writing most?  

A: I really enjoyed writing the action scenes and the maze scene at the end. I really like to write action scenes, and it seems like I enjoy beating up my characters. Another section I enjoyed was the trip Anna takes with Raymond to a mountain top she’d never have seen otherwise. The scenery was beautiful to write.

Ooh, I remember the mountain top!

Q: How many books will be in this series? 

A: My plan is for three initially featuring Sabaska. After those three, we’ll see. 

I’m also working on a prequel that features a Traveler named Saga. It happens far in the past. 

Nice! Will be on the look out for that one as well. 

Q: Do you have a title in mind for the second book? Will there be any new characters, love interests for Anne? 

A: Anne’s best friend, Karen will be heavily involved. No new love interests planned so far, but you never know who’s going to pop up. There will be some new bad guys and some new good guys.

I will definitely be keeping my fingers crossed for more romance 😉

Q: I loved Anne! She’s strong, honest, and is pretty resilient (considering her age and the obstacles she faces). Was she an easy character to write? Does her character represent someone close to you?

A: She wasn’t super hard to write, but all characters have their challenges and adding some emotional depth was hard for me. I had a lot of good surface stuff, but I needed to add in some more to really make her real. Thankfully I have good editors. LOL. She doesn’t represent anyone that I know of, but everyone I know ends up in a story somehow. Bwahahaha.

Um, since we’re friends, should I be worried? LOL Writing emotional stuff can be hard at times, I know, but all the characters in Sabaska’s Tale are filled with emotion. Nicely done, Julie. 

Q: Okay, so there are some really yummy guys in Sabaska’s Tale. I really loved Cody (who wouldn’t)! He’s a hot cowboy and is super sweet. Then we have Cahir, the mysterious guy with an accent. An accent! WOW. Anyway, if you could choose an actor to play their parts, who would you chose? (Can you tell us if Anne will end up with any of these cuties….or will there be someone else?)

A: Oh, jeeze… actors… well…

As for who Anne will end up with? That’d spoil the surprise. LOL.

Dang it! Don’t think I’m letting you off the hook ma’am. 😉

Q: I’m a total romance junkie, what genre of books do you prefer?  

A: Fantasy and Sci Fi, or to go broader, Speculative Fiction.

Cool…I’ve got to work on adding Romance to your list 😉

Q: Outside of writing, what do you do? 

A: There’s an outside of writing? Oh, wait… right… I have a Border Collie named Kira and we compete in herding trials and I have an Arabian Mare named Triska that I’m training and we do a lot of trail riding. I do have a day job as well. I also read a ton and occasionally see my friends.

WOW! I’m tired just reading about your ‘off’ time. Rest, woman! Wait, scratch that…write, woman! 

Q: What time of day do you prefer to write? 

A: All day? Though mornings are never good. I prefer afternoons, evenings and nights.

Me too! But I’m more of a night owl. 

Q: What type of music do you listen to and do you have to have it playing while writing?

A: Hmm, I have a very eclectic mix on my mp3 player and I do listen to music a lot while I write. Things like Metallica, Chris LeDoux, Breaking Benjamin, TV sound tracks, um… I even have one pop song on there, and some Metal, some 80’s, some foreign stuff, some indy suff, Industrial, yeah, etc is the word. I don’t make playlists, I just put it on random.

That’s some list. I now have a visual of you jamming out to ’80 rock bands while writing ST2. LOL

 

Fun stuff about our alien author

Q: Rain or Sun?

A: Sun, though living in Colorado, I don’t dislike the rain anymore. (well, except recently, floods and all.)

Q: Favorite color

A: Black and Purple

Q: Are you superstitious? 

A: A little

Q: Pizza or spaghetti

A: OMG Pizza all the way

Q: Snow-cone or ice cream

A: Ice Cream 

MY REVIEW

I love fantasy books in general, but I wasn’t too sure what to think of Sabaska’s Tale before I read it. I like horses, but worried if a story about a horse would keep me wanting to read more…it did, AND I didn’t feel like I was reading just a horse book. I’m a HUGE romance fan and knowing the author, I didn’t think romance would play too big of a role. Again, I was proven wrong. Ms. Campbell is such a fantastic author. She definitely kept me up late reading through the night in order to finish her book. (She may be one of those aliens I’ve mentioned. The ones who keep you hooked until the end and then suddenly, its over and you have to wait for the next one. She’s on my alien radar now.) 

(Click the link below to read more of my review)

https://angelamcphersonblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/sabaskas-tale-by-j-a-campbell/

 

Want to know more about our awesome author? Check out the links below. 

Facebook: http://facebook.com/J.A.Campbell.Author

Twitter: @PFirewolf

Website: http://www.writerjacampbell.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1192228.J_A_Campbell

Email: writerjacampbell@gmail.com

Sabaska’s Tale links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sabaskas-Tale-Tales-Travelers-ebook/dp/B00DSOCNWS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4362454?ref=1147694&utm_id=6026

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sabaskas-tale-j-a-campbell/1116129254?ean=9780615850986&itm=1&usri=9780615850986

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Sabaskas-Tale-Campbell/9780615850986

 A huge thanks to Julie Campbell for stopping by and chatting with us today. Be sure to check in later for more news about author interviews 😉