Monthly Archives: October 2013
Title ~ The Virgin Charmer (The Triple Goddess Trilogy: Book One)
Author ~ Rachel A Olson
Genre ~ Paranormal Romance
Hope Richards has only ever known the life of a big city girl. When her boss gives her an ultimatum, she decided to try out the country life during her forced vacation. After falling in love with a mysterious old mansion on the edge of a town that time forgot, Hope finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of someone else’s crazy love obsession, and realizes in the middle of it all how lacking her own life is in that department. Hope is faced with a decision: return to the mundane life she thought was her passion, or find a way to experience something far stronger that she secretly yearns for.
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“Oh, no he did not!” Abigail yelled, throwing her hair over her right shoulder to dramatize her anger. Hope was
momentarily blinded by visions of Luci Tristan, the stuck up prom queen from her high school days. She had to fight to
hold in a giggle.
“Relax, hun. He’s obviously got some pent up anger he needs to release. Let him use you as his verbal target for now. It’s better
than him using your face as his punching bag.” Abigail stared at Hope in absolute shock.
“I cannot believe you just suggested that my Garrett has the ability to hit me.” Hope raised both brows at her younger friend, a bit
“And I cannot believe you’re backing him after he called you a bitch.” The two stared at each other, stuck in a battle of estrogen.
Finally, they simultaneously burst into laughter, the air quickly clearing of all bitter anger.
“You’re right. I shouldn’t be so harsh on him. I just don’t understand what his problem is. He was perfectly fine until…” Hope
nodded knowingly when Abigail refused to finish her thought.
“Until I came along. I know what you mean, and I don’t understand it either. He acts like he wants to be my friend, and when I tell
him it’s not an option, he throws a kiddie tantrum.”
“You told him that?” Abigail’s voice was full of true shock and admiration. “Why would you tell him that?”
“Because your friendship is what matters to me. I have no interest in getting to know him.” Hope inwardly kicked herself for lying
through her teeth. No matter how many times she told herself the same thing, she knew she was lying. The magnetic pull that
Garrett sustained was addictive. Each time he was around, it grew harder to resist, and each time he was away, the hollow ache in
Hope’s chest grew. She would be absolutely insane if she didn’t recognize how she truly felt. Not that it mattered in the least. She
could never allow herself to get close to Garrett.
“You are a true friend, Hope.” Abigail, gave Hope a light hug, beaming with gratitude.
“It’s nothing. He’s just a stupid little boy. I’m eight years older than both of you. I’d feel like I was robbing the cradle!” Hope
forced herself to laugh alongside her friend, but her stomach was in knots. For once, her head and her heart were on the same page.
For once, Hope wanted to shoot both to make them stop working at all.
Somewhere amidst her forty-hour job and playtime with her three-year-old, Rachel finds time to walk the streets of worlds only
existing on manmade paper. She resides in small college town Northwestern Nebraska with her young son, just a few blocks from a
city park, the public schools, and her parents. She enjoys socializing with adults, sipping strawberry wine, and head banging to
music that doesn’t carry a beat worth the effort of rock star hair slinging.”The paranormal world is a much more desired realm.
There’s no limit to possibilities, no comparison to probabilities, no concept of actualities. There’s no solid platform for racism,
judgment, or hierarchy. It is exactly the manifestation you choose it to be, darkness and death included.”
What it’s about ~
Crank Wilson and Julia Thompson love each other madly. But after Crank’s huge mistake during the summer, on the road with Crank’s rock band Morbid Obesity, they aren’t getting along.
Sean Wilson and Carrie Thompson are the seventeen year old younger siblings of Julia and Crank. Carrie is on her way to New York to start college at Columbia University and Sean is on his way home to Boston. For the next five days, they’re stuck in a car. Along the way, they’ll contend with screaming matches, giant spiders and a 240-pound pissed off Marine.
And the whole way, Crank will be faced with one question. After he screwed up so badly, is there any way he can win Julia back?
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ECHOES IN THE GLASS
By Cheri Lasota
Releasing December 2013
Publisher: Ever-Sea Press
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
What it’s about ~
Finnian bears the scar of an unspeakable crime.
McKenna hides the pain of a terrible betrayal.
When all their secrets are laid bare, will the truth rip them apart or forever silence the echoes of the past?
Seventeen-year-old Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. McKenna Lucas, the lightkeeper’s daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go. The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own…
When Finnian and McKenna uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1934, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.
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About the Author ~
Cheri Lasota has written poetry and fiction for sixteen years, edited fiction for nine years and recently jumped headlong into design work for enhanced e-books. She has a great love for all things techy, so she finds herself pushing the boundaries of e-book marketing and design at every turn. Her passion for fiction and helping other novelists achieve their goals is without limits.
Her bestselling debut novel, ARTEMIS RISING, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards.
Cheri just released her how-to e-book DESIGN AND UPLOAD YOUR EPUB and is currently finishing up her second YA novel, ECHOES IN THE GLASS, set on the Oregon Coast.
What it’s about ~
Channie Belks is trying to hide the fact she’s a witch. Sorta hard to do after her parents slap a chastity curse on her for flirting with “dirty-minded, non-magical, city-boys.” She can’t even walk by a hot guy without zapping him. There’s a way to break the curse; but one mistake could kill her. It’s not worth the risk………until she meets a certain BMX champion named Josh. Suddenly, the threat of death isn’t such a deal-breaker.
Bound by love and magic. Betrayed by those they trust. Not everyone survives. In this second installment of The Channie Series, Josh and Channie are tested physically and emotionally as the tough choices they are forced to make affect not only their future together but their very existence. The risks are high but the rewards are even higher.
Absolutely awesome books!! I loved the premise, as it was a bit different than most I have read! I especially loved the different twist on witchcraft. Having your name that you are given completely rule how your magic works puts a whole new perspective on choosing a name for your child! It is a refreshing change from all the typical stories that involve witches and witchcraft! The characters were great and well rounded. I fell in love with all of them right away! I loved it so much I went and bought the second book as soon as I finished this one and already have it read as well! The second book as just as good if not better than the first one! It takes up right where the first book left off and has a slightly darker story, but still a very good read! I had a very hard time putting this book down and trying to keep myself from reading so fast to see what happens next. Can’t wait to read the next one!
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ENCHANTMENT ~ currently FREE on all sites
What it’s about ~
Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soul mate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he’s gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soul mate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she’s done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he’s got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim……….Hell’s Gift.
Just like the first book, I absolutely loved this one!! I was very happy to get to learn more about Rhyan! The story line was awesome! This one I could also not put down once I started reading it. Through the whole book I was urging him on and couldn’t wait to get to the end to see how it all played out, but at the same time trying to read slower so it would last longer because it was so good! I loved that we also got a glimpse of how Kendra, Adam, and the baby were doing after everything that happened in the last book! I don’t know if there will be a third book or not, but if there is I can’t wait!!
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(Second Chances #2)
A New Adult Contemporary Novel
By Amazon Bestselling Author Marion Croslydon
Expected release is December 19, 2013
Cover designed by Claudia at PhatPuppyArt
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From the Amazon bestselling author of No Reverse comes a moving story about love, redemption and what happens when life switches to fast forward.
Cassie learned the hard way: Love forgives… in the end.
In No Reverse, Josh and Cassie’s epic love story went from the brink of destruction to a fragile new beginning. Now they must mend their broken family and win back the son they gave up five years ago.
But second chances need to be earned and the road ahead is rocky. With Cassie on tour and Josh trying his hand at a political career, the struggle becomes clear. When the adoption takes a bad turn, Cassie and Josh are prepared to give
up everything for the fight of their lives.
Will this young family finally heal the years of heartache, or will they be torn apart for good?
There is no cliffhanger.
About the Author ~
Marion loves to share happy vibes, talk book crush, fictional boyfriends and sexual chemistry with like-minded people. And because she spends most of her days on her own deep inside her writing cave, you are welcome to come and say “hello” from time to time. Just to make sure she doesn’t sink into insanity. Her friends, family and arch-enemies (there are quite a few) will be forever grateful for your help.
Author social media links ~
(3) Signed print copies of No Reverse (Second Chances, #1) – International