Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Q@A with Avery Flynn!

1.      Tell us about your release. Give us a blurb to tease us!

Betting the Billionaire is the story of Keisha Jacobs (AKA Miss Responsibility) and a bad boy billionaire, Gabe Campos. He wants to buy her family furniture business and hes so used to getting his way, he cant imagine that not happening. Too bad hes about to find out just how stubborn a good girl can be.

2. Name five things (not research notes) that are on your desk right now.

A Dean Winchester doll. A Kermit the Frog lunchbox. A family photo with the Flynns all looking as goofy as possible. A squirrel. A giant cup of coffee. 

3. Whats the best advice (writing or personal) that anyone has ever given you?

Speak up, stand tall and make a difference. 

4. What is your writing day like?

Total craziness! :) There are days when nothing comes (bad, bad days) and amazing days when everything spills out.

5. If you could have dinner anywhere with any five authors, dead or alive, which five would you choose?

Fun! I have to go with the funniest authors I know because nothing goes better with a wine-filled dinner than giggles: Cherry Adair, Dakota Cassidy, Robin Covington, Kimberly Kincaid and Robin Kaye.

6. If you werent writing, what other career would you have?

Game show hostess? :) Honestly, I cant imagine ever doing anything else.

7. Finally.tell us how we can connect with you online.
Find out more about me on my website, follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, like me on her Facebook page or friend me on my Facebook profile. Shes also on Goodreads and BookLikes.
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Book Blurb:

If that man calls her one more time…

So what if Gabe Campos is a model-dating billionaire who gets Keisha Jacobs hotter than a Ferrari’s engine on the straightaway? He keeps pushing her to sell her family’s furniture business, but she’ll never give in—not unless she wants to give her father a second heart attack.

All Gabe should be thinking about is how he’ll finally get revenge on the man who killed his father. But when he meets the man’s daughter, Keisha, instead of focusing on destroying Jacobs Fine Furnishings, he can’t get her warm-whisky voice out of his mind.

Forced by a snow storm to spend the night together, their passion ignites. The next day, however, it’s back to business. The only way Keisha can save her family is to win a bet with the billionaire. But neither realized their hearts are part of the bargain…
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Author Bio:

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Perfect 10:

GHOST SEER – Robin D. Owens 
Ghostlayer Series 
A Perfect 10 
ISBN: 978-0-425-26890-2 
April 2014 
Paranormal Romance 

Colorado – Present Day 

Jackson Zachary Slade is no longer a deputy sheriff, not by choice, but by way of a bullet that tore through his leg and left him with a permanent limp and a bad foot. He's not the desk job sort of guy, so rather than be humiliated, Zach heads to Denver to start a new life. The sheriff has given him a name of a private investigator there who may have work for him. 

Meanwhile, in Denver, former C.P.A. Clare Cermak is trying to get used to her new life. And it's mighty difficult with the ghost of a long dead Labrador Retriever hanging out with her and telling her he's her dog now. With the death of her eccentric great-aunt Sandra, who claimed to actually see ghosts, it seems that now Clare is the recipient of this special ability. What's thoroughly frightening is that she's seeing ghosts everywhere, as she's driving, as she's walking, even in her own little house. Being a logical person, Clare is having a very difficult time aligning her brain with this "gift". Her great-aunt told her that she helped ghosts “transition”, and one ghost has targeted Clare to help with just such a need. Jack Slade, a notorious gunman from the mid eighteen hundreds, wants to join his wife in the afterlife. But without help from Clare, he is doomed to an eternity of…nothing. And the other thing about great-aunt Sandra, she left Clare a millionaire, yet another issue Clare must face. 

Enzo, Clare's new “dog”, informs her that her new life must be to help with the transition of other ghosts. She has no choice; she must either come to grips with this or she will die. When Jack Slade talks her into attending an auction to bid on a box that belonged to his wife, she reluctantly goes and runs into Zach, a man she met at a restaurant with whom she exchanged phone numbers. They are both very much attracted to each other, and soon it becomes clear to Zach that Clare is either in some kind of trouble, or there is something terrible bothering her. Even though he has a lot on his mind dealing with his handicap, he's also very much attracted to Clare and wants to help her. The team of Clare, Zach, and, yes, Enzo, begins their strange search for a way to get Jack Slade out of the lost world he is in and to transition him to his wife's side. 

Zach's own ability to feel danger (he sees crows, and according to their numbers, the results can be danger, or worse) has him worried about Clare and her safety. Clare is determined to deal with this new existence one ghost at a time, and she needs to move quickly to get Jack to his wife before Jack loses control. Before Jack can rest, Clare and Zach will face plenty of stumbling blocks, both real and emotional, and danger lurks too. 

For several years I've thoroughly enjoyed the magical Celta series of books that Robin D. Owens has written and continues to write. Contemporary paranormal is a new and extremely entertaining shift, and this first novel is humorous, poignant, and loads of fun. I can't help but give GHOST SEER a Perfect 10 for the excellent writing, research, and very realistic characters. The all-too-human Zach and Clare, and the loveable, and yet mysterious Enzo make this character-driven tale difficult to put down. I am looking forward to more adventures in the next book: GHOST LAYER. 

Jani Brooks

Friday, April 18, 2014

Q & A with Robyn DeHart!

1.      Tell us about your release. Give us a blurb to tease us!

It’s the second in my Dangerous Liaisons series about the famed Jack the Ripper killer. In my books, he didn’t stop with those first victims… here’s a short teaser:

Anna recognized Drew Foster immediately. He had not been far from her mind in the past week since she’d patched him up.

She did not know how such a scoundrel could plague her thoughts the way he did, but ever since she’d had her hands on his bare skin, she’d been hard-pressed to keep her mind on her studies. She reminded herself that Foster was the main reason why her brother had been sent to Scotland, and bolstered enough courage to go and speak to him.

“Pardon me, Mother, I have someone I need to speak with,” she said, but only managed to leave her mother’s side because several of Lady Wickersham’s friends had surrounded them.

She started in Foster’s direction, and when Anna met his gaze, her breath caught. Remnants of the blackened eye shaded above his eyebrow, but this man standing before her looked vastly different than the man she’d worked on. Dressed head-to-toe in black, his clothes were perfectly tailored and accented his broad shoulders and narrow waist. He was far more dashing than he’d been when bloodied and injured. She swallowed hard, shaken by the effect of his eyes on hers. A shiver of awareness slid through her and her step faltered. But only for an instant.

He might possess the most astonishing good looks she had ever encountered, but physical perfection meant nothing. He was merely a man. A rude and terrible man who had let down her brother, and he deserved to be called out on precisely that.

“Lord Carrington,” she said tartly when she reached him. She angled her head to look up at him. He wasn’t overly tall—not like his brother, the Duke—but Andrew Foster was still taller than she. Moreover, he had a way of looking down at a person that made her feel quite insignificant. She knew how he felt about a woman in her profession, but she wasn’t easily intimidated.

“Miss Jacobs.” He bowed. “We meet again, although in much better circumstances this time, I am happy to say.”

So, he could be charming. Not that Anna cared. “You have done my brother a disservice,” she said.

He gave her a puzzled look. “I do not see how that is possible. I believe he is on holiday in Scotland.”

Her brows rose. “Holiday! You truly believe he’s on holiday?” She poked a finger in his chest. “I’ll have you know, Lord Carrington, Simon was sent there on a so-called training exercise, but in truth it is merely Scotland Yard punishing him.”

2.      Name five things (not research notes) that are on your desk right now.

Pens, so so many pens. Label maker. Fan. Research books (does that count as notes?) Post-it notes. (wow, that’s so not exciting)

3. What’s the best advice (writing or personal) that anyone has ever given you?

The best writing advice I ever got was to take my time, that this isn’t race, everyone’s writing journey is different, and to just be on my journey.

4. What is your writing day like?

Never the same, especially since I became a mother. Also no books ever write the same as other books so you just kinda have to be prepared for the differences. For the most part though I try to get my writing done during my girls’ naps though oftentimes I’m working at night after they go to bed.

5. If you could have dinner anywhere with any five authors, dead or alive, which five would you choose?

Oh, cool! Okay, so Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Jim Butcher, Suzanne Enoch and Suzanne Collins

6. If you weren’t writing, what other career would you have?

Professional organizer – I love that kind of stuff! Or a writing instructor.

7. Finally….tell us how we can connect with you online.

Practically everywhere. You can email me: robyndehart@gmail.com
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Love and justice…

When Drew Foster is released from prison, he doesn't much care about salvaging his soiled reputation. Though he's working undercover, everyone in Victorian London believes him guilty of the Jack the Ripper murders and that his brother paid for his "innocence."

Despite her genteel upbringing, Anna Jacobs is intent on finishing medical school and becoming a physician. Society's ridicule has never bothered her, but when her brother, the Yard's best detective, is scorned for letting Drew go, she confronts the one man who can set the record straight at a ball. She certainly doesn't count on the rogue being dashing and handsome, nor on him stealing a passionate kiss.

Anna's brazen contempt for his dangerous reputation captivates Drew, but he is harboring secrets that make him unfit to court any proper woman. As he finds himself an outsider among his colleagues at Scotland Yard, the feisty beauty offers up her medical knowledge to assist him on the case. But when the real killer returns to London to continue his reign of terror, can Anna find safety in Drew's arms?
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Author Bio: 

National Bestselling author, Robyn DeHart's novels have appeared in the top bestselling romance and historical romance lists. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages. Her historical romantic adventure series, The Legend Hunters, were not only bestsellers, but also award-winners, snagging a Reader's Crown and a Reviewer's Choice award. She had three releases in 2013 and 2014 will see four more, all set in the popular historical romance Regency and Victorian eras.
Known for her "strong dialogue and characters that leap off the page" (RT Bookclub) and her "sizzling romance" (Publishers Weekly), her books have been featured in USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. A popular writing instructor, she has given speeches at writing conferences in Los Angeles, DC, New York, Dallas, Nashville and Toronto, among many others.
When not writing, you can find Robyn hanging out with her family, husband (The Professor) a university professor of Political Science and their two ridiculously beautiful and smart daughters, Busybee and Babybee as well as two spoiled-rotten cats. They live in the hill country of Texas where its hot eight months of the year, but those big blue skies make it worth it.