Wednesday, September 28, 2016



Ruin
Clarissa Wild
Publication date: September 20th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Maybell Fairweather was the girl of my dreams.

Always smiling brightly, she kept going, despite the names her classmates called her behind her back.
She was full of curiosity and independence, the extent of which I could only be jealous of. Even though she had all odds stacked against her, she knew what she wanted from life and pursued it, no matter the cost.


She was completely my opposite in every way.
Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it.
Perfect … until me.

Because this is the story of how I ruined her.
Based on a true story. Standalone Romance. No cliffhanger.
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EXCERPT:
He winks, and somehow, it makes me blush.
For some reason, it’s hard to look away too.
“What’s your name?” I ask.
“Alexander Wright.”
I smile. “Maybell Fairweather.”
“Hmm … Maybell … nice name.”
“Thanks.” I blush.
I don’t know why or what it is about him, but he has this gentleness about him that soothes me and makes me want to ask him to stay, even if I don’t have a reason for it.
But then I realize it’s not the only reason I’m looking at him.
Something’s felt off since we met, and I couldn’t put my finger on it, but now, I can.
“Wait …” I mutter. “I know you, right?”
“Yeah, I’m that guy who ate a sandwich with you the other day. You don’t remember? Should I call a nurse?” He chuckles.
I roll my eyes. “No. I mean …” I recognize him from somewhere. “I know you from … school, right?”
His eyes suddenly widen, and he slams his lips shut.
HA! I knew he looked familiar. “No way! I knew it.”
The muscles in his face tighten. “Oh, boy.”
“I’ve seen you at school a few times.”
“Really?” he says, scratching the back of his neck.
“Yeah … don’t tell me I’m making this up. I’m not crazy … right?” I pout.
He smiles, his dimples making me wanna pinch his cheeks. “No, you’re not crazy. It’s just a surprise that you’d even recognize me. People usually don’t even see me. I’m invisible.”
“Yeah?” I bite my lip and frown. “Same here.”
He lowers his arm. “No … you’re not invisible at all,” he says, looking at me with half-mast eyes. “I see you. All the time.”
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Author Bio:
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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, and Stalker. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Iniquity 
Melody Winter
(Ascent, #1)
Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance

Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?
She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.
But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.
As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.
Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.


Author Bio:
Growing up, Melody showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write too long English essays. Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but ended up working in finance. Melody is convinced the methodical times she spends working with numbers fuel her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head.
Melody Winter lives in York, North Yorkshire, England with her husband and two sons. When not dealing with football, rugby, and a whole plethora of ‘boy’ activities, she will be found scribbling notes for her stories, or preparing for another trip to the nearby beaches at Scarborough and Whitby. With an obsession for anything mythical, Melody revels in reading and writing about such creatures.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

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Tinsel, Sand & Snow: A Christmas Collection by Kat & Stone Bastion is available today! Be sure to treat yourself to Christmas early this year. And it's a perfect eReader-stuffer for all your romance-loving friends. PLUS visit Kat & Stone Bastion's Facebook page today for a $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway. Further details below...
Available Now... Amazon US * B&N * iBooks * Kobo
Tinsel, Sand & Snow on Goodreads
For the first time, Kat & Stone Bastion share Christmas romances from three different genres in one special collection. All have been loved as standalones by new readers of their books. The Bastions hope you enjoy the stories together in Tinsel, Sand & Snow.
Tinsel, Sand & Snow: A Christmas Collection includes…
~ Three Christmases ~ 4.9 star contemporary romance ~ The Espionage Effect ~ 4.5 star action & adventure romance ~ Bound by Wish and Mistletoe ~ 4.6 star Scottish historical romance …PLUS a bonus scene for Three Christmases: An Island Kind of Christmas …PLUS a bonus scene for Bound by Wish and Mistletoe: An Angel Turned Santa Claus
*** PLEASE NOTE *** Scorching (explicit) sex scenes. Fire extinguisher highly recommended. ***Due to mature themes and adult language, this box set is for those 18 and older.***

Praise for the Books in Tinsel, Sand & Snow...

On THREE CHRISTMASES:
Three Christmases couldn’t have been more perfect...The No Weddings Series is one of the best I have read that follows one couple.” ~ Lives and Breathes Book Blog
“Full of happiness, friendship, love and hot sexiness, Three Christmases is yet another gem from The Bastion’s that is so very perfect for this holiday season!” ~ Under the Covers Book Blog
On THE ESPIONAGE EFFECT:
“Amazing! James Bond spy games fun with a splash of erotic romance. It's twisty and turny and kept me on the edge from cover to the end.” ~ Jezabell Girl & Friends
On BOUND BY WISH AND MISTLETOE:
“I LOVED it! Bound by Wish and Mistletoe is, to my mind, a perfect entry in the historical/paranormal fiction genre and has quite a bit to offer.” ~ Fab Fantasy Fiction
“Move over, Julia Quinn and Sabrina Jeffries! Kat Bastion is an absolutely gifted author and deserves to be recognized for her talent.” ~ LovesHistorical Book Reviews

TINSEL, SAND & SNOW Release Day $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway
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One lucky subscriber wins an eBook of their choice from the backlist AND a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card with each announcement.

About Kat & Stone Bastion: Shoe and Boot Photo Kat Bastion won several awards for her bestselling debut novel Forged in Dreams and Magick. Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs. When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
Stay in touch with them on their social media pages... Blog * Facebook * Kat's Twitter * Stone's Twitter * Website
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Sweet Girl
Sierra Hill
(The Sweetest Thing, #2)
Publication date: October 18th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Kylah
I’ve always lived in the shadows of my athletic older brother and my charismatic twin sister. And that’s okay by me. I don’t mind being known as the shy wallflower. The gawky geek. The sweet, virginal girl. Well, that’s one label I’ve been trying to shed since starting my freshman year in college this year. The thing is, no one’s ever looked twice at me.
Until I met Van Gerard.
He notices me. He looks at me and seems to like what he sees. He understands and listens to me. He’s become a great friend. The problem is, I don’t want him as a friend.
I want more.
But my brother – along with a state line between us, and oh yeah, Van’s long-time girlfriend – are just a few complications getting in the way of what I want.
Van
I thought my senior year in college would be the best time of my life. I’m a starter on a Pac-12 basketball team, set to graduate with a degree in Finance. I have a girlfriend whom I’d planned to start a future with. I thought my life was already mapped out.
But then the bottom dropped out with a confession I never expected to hear, from the girl I thought I knew.
I thought wrong.
Luckily for me, Kylah Griffin was there to break my fall. She’s the best thing this year has given me. She’s helped me through a devastating blow that could have sent me reeling.
I know she wants more, but I’m not sure I can give it. Now that I’ve been burned, I don’t think I can go there again. Kylah’s not a hook-up, and she’s definitely not a rebound. She’s a sweet girl who deserves more than to be friend-zoned.
If only things weren’t so complicated.
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Author Bio:
Since writing and publishing her first book in 2014, Sierra Hill has found her creative passion in writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who are constantly shouting for their own love stories to be told.
Sierra frequently indulges in what some might consider to be an unhealthy dose of reading, dark chocolate candy, and way too much coffee. She hates cold weather, and frequently finds herself traveling around the country to see her favorite live musicians in concert.
Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.

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Series: The Secret Warrior #3
Release date: September 30th 2016

Publisher: Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Purchase: Amazon


Being the seventh Morcant has its perks: Morgan is learning to fly and wield magical blue fire. 

But the coyote shifters are growing bolder. Mateo and his panthers seem impossible to defeat. And vampires aren't real – are they? 

When the elusive and enigmatic Chief Okema disappears and the wards protecting the Wapicoli territory falter, Morgan and Jackson are forced into the role of leaders. 

Badly outnumbered and outgunned, do they have time to search for the secret of the Divining Tree, and will it help them in the final battle?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.


Ten Things I need to Write by author Beth Trissel

In pondering what ten things I need for the words to flow, I’d say upper most is the right music. This is essential. I’m currently listening to sound tracks from Doctor Who. Some of those theme songs are great and definitely take me from ‘here’ to ‘there.’ My playlists are rather eclectic. Whatever works.

Second. Let there be light. Candles, small white Christmas lights, and other glowing orbs inspire me. I keep them in stock year round. This is a cozy writer’s cave.

Third. I must have hot Earl Grey tea with a little milk and enough sugar to ruin the ‘give up sugar’ thing I’m hearing a lot about lately. The tea is caffeinated or decaf depending on time of day. I also drink hot peppermint tea. Not coffee so much. I’m more of a tea person.

Fourth. OK, so we’ve got the tea, lights, and the music going, now I need my writing buddies. Two dogs, one small, one much larger, a blue heeler mix who ought to be out herding cows but is hugging the couch, make up the canine crew. And my four cats. The most faithful companions among the felines are the two younger males, Peaches and Cream. They also act as my publicists.

Fifth. Chocolate. I use it to bribe myself to begin a new chapter and reward myself in achieving that accomplishment. Chocolate can also come in the form of cookies.

Six, and maybe this should be first. I need to not have the phone ring endlessly with political, sales, and charitable pleas. I have caller I.D. so I know I don’t want to answer but it still rings. A lot. Which interrupts my thought process each time. No-call lists don’t work.

Seven. Staff. I need someone else to clean the house and prepare tantalizing meals, which are gluten-free and low in lactose because I have food issues. See how creative you can get with those limits. I’d also like a gardening assistant, chauffer, and a real publicist—no offense Peaches and Cream. They do their best. Then I could focus more on my creative work. However, I have little staff. So this is a want.

Eight. A Writing Fairy is a must. Sprinkle that pixie dust around and the story flows like magic. Another name for the Writing Fairy is the elusive Muse.

Nine. I need the characters to talk to me. If I don’t write the story their way, they sulk. Consequently, I listen deeply and well to what they have to say. I write character driven stories.

Ten. During those ebbs in the flow, I rearrange my playlists, find new music, and brew more tea…

Need chocolate.




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Welcome to the Sunday Post!
 A weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

 It lets everyone know what happened during our week.. 

 So check it out.

Hey fellow Shooting Stars!! 
This week went by very slowly. On Monday, it was my turn to go to the doctor, my son gave me Strep throat, and he still isn't completely over his, but he is getting better. 

Other than that we've been enjoying the library books that I've been getting. And I've also started watching the show called Castle. It's pretty good, and I enjoy it. 

That's really it, other than I finally got to read Kristen Ashley's newest release, and I hadn't really heard very good things about it, but I ended up enjoying it a whole lot.  

That's all for now folks. Have a wonderful week, and "shoot for the stars." 

Until the Stars Align Again, 
Shooting Stars Reviews. 


~Last Week~



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