A Beautiful Stranger by Donna Fasano #Contemporary #Romance #mgtab @BPICPromos @DonnaFaz


 

A Beautiful Stranger
by Donna Fasano
Series: Family First, #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2016

 

 

When Sean Hudson arrives to claim his new daughter, he discovers the adoption hinges on the impossible. Unless he finds a wife immediately, the tiny orphan will be snatched away from him forever. But before Sean can abandon hope, a beautiful stranger proposes a surprising solution—marriage.

Sean swears the love in his heart is only for his soon-to-be daughter. And that is perfect for Nicki Willis, whose restless spirit yearns to have a family for just a while. But the tenderness of Sean’s touch soothes Nicki’s fears as well as little Sona’s. Now Nicki aches to become a family forever… and she refuses to believe she can’t make this dream come true.

 

 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women’s fiction books that have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Her books have won numerous awards and have been published in nearly 2 dozen languages.

 

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Carol Ann Baker #CrimeNovels #Thriller #mgtab @XpressoReads @LissaPelzer


No More Birthdays
Lissa Pelzer
(Carol Ann Baker, #1)
Publication date: August 31st 2015
Genres: New Adult, Thriller

At a film festival in a small mid-western city, runaway teenager, Lilly has come looking for old boy, Bobby. He’s a dangerous man with powerful connections, but he owes her money and she’s desperate enough to come looking for it. In this Southern Ohio based crime novel, everyone’s got secrets. But Lilly’s about to find out, the worst type of secret its the one you keep from yourself.

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Dead Memories
Lissa Pelzer
(Carol Ann Baker, #2)
Publication date: December 19th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Thriller

Don’t you wish sometimes that you could just close your eyes and start again? With two counts of murder under her belt and Detective Davis after her, teenager Lilly Lessard has done just that. She’s taken her dead friend, Janine Kenny’s ID and scholarship and she’s off to California.

But when a traffic accident leaves her with amnesia and only Janine’s ID in her pocket, things take a turn for the surreal. Her caseworker wants to know why her memories don’t match her history. The hospital candy stripper has noticed her hair appears blonde at the roots when it should be black. And who is this man who wants to help her get to California, who is willing to sneak her out in the dead of night? Can he help her get back some of her dead memories?

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Author Bio:

Lissa Pelzer is a Crime Novel and Short Story Writer.

She lives in Germany with her husband and young son.

She’s lived all over the world and is on a mission to write a crime story based in each one.

It might take a while….

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Lissa stopped by the blog for a quick chat so I thought I’d tag her for an interview while I had the chance 🙂

Welcome to the blog, Lissa!

 

Do you have any personal heroes/heroines?

Alan Turing. He was a British computer scientist who broke the German enigma code and ended WWII by more than two years. This saved over fourteen million lives. I find this single action of one person mesmerizing. But his is a sad story, rather than becoming a hero he was prosecuted for being gay and shortly after committed suicide.

Have you had any unusual or noteworthy occupations?

At university, I worked for a surveillance firm in London, physically following people to see if they were cheating on their partners, selling company secrets, stuff like that. I once got chased off a golf course with a 9-iron after someone found me hiding in a bush. I also worked in a hostess club in Tokyo for 6-months – the less said about that, the better. But the worst job I ever had was working for a charity that called up old ladies to ask for monthly donations. It was a real rip off. People would agree to $5 a month and then the company would use that $5 to harass them on the phone to ask for $25 a month. After training, I lasted one week. I hated the idea that your $5 didn’t go to the cause you supported but to a call center company.

What was your best date ever?

I went on a week-long date to Valetta, Malta once and it has to be the best date ever. I had bought tickets and planned to go with a long-term boyfriend for Christmas but found out he was seeing someone else shortly before the time came to go. Rather than go alone, on impulse I asked a guy I liked if he felt crazy enough to take the other ticket. It was really nerve-wracking asking him and first off all he said was, ‘I’m not sure.’ Then came back 5 minutes later and said he’d consulted his friends who told him to go. It was an incredibly romantic week of exploring the city, taking swims in the cold sea and a candle lit dinner every night. True to the first date philosophy, nothing happened while we were there but once we got back…

Tell us something you are really proud of.

My husband and my son. I’m always surprised by how smart they both are. My husband is German and very tech minded and I can barely use a TV remote, so he’s my hero and my son is two and a half and already I can ask him what certain words are in German when I forget.

Can you confide something you wish you were better at?

Writing, running, snowboarding, German, waking up in the morning. Really, the list is endless.

Navy SEAL or cowboy?

Cowboy! Got to love a man who can ride and horse and look good in jeans while doing it.

Chocolate or chips?

Both. Esther Price chocolate covered Mike-Sells Potato Chips are a reason alone to go to Dayton, Ohio.

If you could have a superpower what would it be? Why?

Flight. I’m a terrible introvert and the ability to just fly away whenever a situation gets too intense is a reoccurring dream feature of mine.

Fancy restaurant or picnic?

It depends on the definition of ‘fancy’. I’ve been to a couple of very fancy restaurants that were at the same time so chilled out that I never wanted to leave. But I’ve also been to some where I skipped desert just to get out of there. I guess it depends on who’s sitting on the other side of the table or the blanket.

Beer or wine?

Again depends on the beer, the wine and the location. There’s actually something in Stuttgart, Germany called a wine walk. Basically, you buy a small glass and strap it around your neck and then walk up into the vineyards and along a hillside for about 6 miles. There are 10 stops along the way where you can get a refill of the wine growing there. Naturally, there’s a big party at the end. I highly recommend it! However, Stuttgart is also famous for having tons of street festivals and there are also tons of local beers to try. It would be rude not to give them all a go…

Favorite author?

Patricia Highsmith. She wrote the Tom Ripley books.

 

Silverwitch by @TamaraGrantham #Fantasy #Romance #mgtab @XpressoReads


Silverwitch
Tamara Grantham
(M.D. Series, The Olive Kennedy)
Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication date: December 19th 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance

It’s Faythander’s legend of King Arthur. And it’s not for the faint of heart.

Olive Kennedy, Fairy World MD, isn’t ready to go back to work. But when her dragon stepfather shows up on her doorstep with bad news of the world-ending variety, that’s exactly what she’ll have to do. He wants her to stop the elven queen from obtaining seven weapons of King Arthur fame, and he wants her to break into a dragon’s vault to do it.

One problem. Silvestra, the silverwitch of Dragon Spine Mountain, guards the weapons. And she’s not willing to give them up. With the help of Kull, her newly reunited, half-crazed Viking boyfriend, she’s hopeful they’ll stand up against the dragon. Plus, she’ll have the help from Kull’s warrior princess sister and a professional thief.

But Olive has never had great luck. What starts as a routine quest quickly turns into a life or death fight. And one of her companions won’t make it out alive…

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EXCERPT:

“I fail to see how we’re lucky. We’re trapped in an unfamiliar world with no way of returning home. The staff is gone, and I have a suspicion that if we find it, we will not live long enough to return it to the sky king.”

Maveryck gave me a condescending smile. “Perhaps you will not live long enough,” he said as he stood, and without further explanation, he limped away from me and down a narrow hallway. I hesitated before following him. Navigating alone through a tomb like this would be suicide, so I reluctantly trailed him, barely keeping my temper in check.

“Where are you going?” I demanded.

“To find a way out of here.”

“What then?” I asked. “Where will we go? How will we find the staff? How will we return home? Have you the magic to create portals?”

He rounded on me, his jaw clenched. “First, and listen very clearly, I’m not in the habit of answering questions—not from you or anyone else. Second, I’m not your friend, nor am I trying to help you. For the time being, we share the same goal, so I will work with you in order to bring the staff back. After that, our partnership will be dissolved. I’ve never lost an object before, and it won’t happen now. If you impede me in any way, I will aid you no more.”

“Have you forgotten who my brother is? Should you return to Faythander without me, what do you think the king will do to you?”

“I don’t care.”

“You might care when you’re rotting in the Wult dungeons.”

“I doubt he would throw me in the dungeons for leaving you. In all honesty, I believe he would reward me.”

Now he’d pushed too far. I’d had an ill feeling about this man from the moment I’d met him, and I would tolerate his superior attitude no more. I shoved him against the wall, pressing the weight of my body against him, making the stacks of skeletal remains rattle behind us.

“Enough,” I hissed. “I will not tolerate being spoken to in such a manner.”

Instead of shying away as I expected, he clamped my wrists in his hands. He used no magic, but the calculated look he gave me sent shivers down my spine. “And I,” he said, “will also not tolerate being spoken to in such a manner.”

Fear made my heart beat wildly. Who is this man? It was at that moment I realized how very little I knew about him. Where did he come from? Where did he live? Who were his kin? His gaze locked with mine, and sparks of purple danced in the gray of his irises. I knew he possessed magic, but he’d led me to believe his powers were limited. Had he lied?

 

 

Author Bio:

Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than half a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series and the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB’S Book of the Year Awards, a RONE award for best New Adult Romance of 2016, and is a #1 bestseller on Amazon in both the Mythology and Fairy Tales categories with over 100 reviews.

Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has been a featured speaker at the Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series.

Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, taking nature walks, which fuel her inspiration for creating fantastical worlds, and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made. You can find her online at http://www.TamaraGranthamBooks.com.

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