Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Janice Spina, Jacquie Biggar and Jaye Marie


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It must be Spring! It has been a busy week for the authors in the bookstore and today we catch up on reviews and new releases.

First author up is J.E. Spina.. also known as award winning children’s author Janice Spina. Her latest short story collection, An Angel Among Us is receiving some great reviews.

About An Angel Among Us

A collection of short stories that covers several genres including romance, grief/loss, mystery, suspense, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal. This book is dedicated to a courageous friend who passed this year. The first story is specially created for her and is the inspiration for the title of this book.

Here are two of the latest reviews for the collection.

A thumbs up! on March 23, 2017

I have read many of Janice Spina’s books and have never been disappointed. She writes with clarity and warmth. She…

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Real Dirty and Real Sexy by @Meghan_March #Romance #CoverReveal @Barclay_PR


We are very excited to bring you the double cover reveal for Real Dirty and Real Sexy from bestselling author Meghan March. The duet releases in May and we can't wait for you to meet Boone Thrasher !   REAL DIRTY RELEASES MAY 9th REAL SEXY RELEASES MAY 23rd      I have everything a guy … Continue reading Real Dirty and Real Sexy by @Meghan_March #Romance #CoverReveal @Barclay_PR

Front Line by Jessica James #Thriller #Suspense #mgtab @BPICPromos @JessicaJames


  Front Line by Jessica James Series: Phantom Force, #3 Genre: Thriller/Romantic Suspense Cover Designer: Cover Bistro Release Date: March 27, 2017     On the front lines, where battles are waged and fates decided, two counterterrorism operatives learn they have a lot to fight for—and even more to lose. Phantom Force Tactical’s Nicholas “Colt” … Continue reading Front Line by Jessica James #Thriller #Suspense #mgtab @BPICPromos @JessicaJames

Abbey’s Search for Sanctuary by Eris Field #amreading #Romance @MoBPromos


ABBEY'S SEARCH FOR SANCTUARY Destiny: Choice or Chance, book 1 by Eris Field Genre: Contemporary International Romance Abbey’s Search for Sanctuary, Stand-alone Book One of Destiny: Choice or Chance Trilogy. A riveting story of violence against women including baby girls and those who fight to protect them. Turkish-American nurse Abbey shelters her younger sister after … Continue reading Abbey’s Search for Sanctuary by Eris Field #amreading #Romance @MoBPromos

Hunted by @LisaHughey #Romance #Suspense #mgtab @ExpressoReads


Hunted Lisa Hughey (ALIAS, #2) Publication date: February 28th 2017 Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense Hunted: There’s only one thing worse than seeing your unrequited crush every day at the office…and that’s getting trapped with him in a snowy mountain cabin. Maria Torres has been through hell and back. A former kidnapping victim, she’s used to … Continue reading Hunted by @LisaHughey #Romance #Suspense #mgtab @ExpressoReads

She’s done playing the victim- Wildfire by Anne Stuart #RomSuspense #BookReview #mgtab


Her power-hungry husband takes pleasure in her pain, but she’s done playing the victim.     Three years ago, ex-operative Sophie Jordan made the mistake of falling in love—and marrying—her target. Now she’s paying for it tenfold. Her husband might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he’s also a psychopath. She’s been a … Continue reading She’s done playing the victim- Wildfire by Anne Stuart #RomSuspense #BookReview #mgtab

Hell for Leather is non-stop explosive action. #Suspense #BookReview #mgtab


A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller! Black Knights Inc.-Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle. One of Booklist's 101 Best Romance of the Last 10 Years     Only the most urgent crisis could persuade Delilah … Continue reading Hell for Leather is non-stop explosive action. #Suspense #BookReview #mgtab

Check out the latest from @Michelle_Major1, MEANT FOR YOU, a sweet #contemporaryromance from #Montlake!


Will a ploy to impress old high school classmates turn into a second chance at love for Jenny and Owen? Find out in MEANT FOR YOU by Michelle Major.   Synopsis: Single mom Jenny Castelli has a temper to match her red hair. When the former mean girls of her high school insult her son, … Continue reading Check out the latest from @Michelle_Major1, MEANT FOR YOU, a sweet #contemporaryromance from #Montlake!

It Started With A Kiss by Ella Quinn #Historical #Romance #mgtab @ellaquinnauthor


It Started With a Kiss by Ella Quinn ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Historical Romance ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: What is a young Worthington woman to do when the man of her dreams is not who she thinks he is? This season, all eyes are on the Earl of Worthington’s spirited, beautiful sister, Lady Louisa Vivers. Many gentlemen are vying … Continue reading It Started With A Kiss by Ella Quinn #Historical #Romance #mgtab @ellaquinnauthor

Even Cowboys Get the Blues by Amie Stuart #Western #Romance @Chronic_mom @InkSlingerPR


Today is the blog tour for Even Cowboys Get the Blues by Amie Stuart. Check out today’s post and grab your copy today!   About Even Cowboys Get the Blues: Tim Caldwell doesn’t do relationships… Not after his wife walked out on him and their daughter ten years before. He’s got a well earned reputation … Continue reading Even Cowboys Get the Blues by Amie Stuart #Western #Romance @Chronic_mom @InkSlingerPR

Satisfy Your Craving with In The Shadows! #NewRelease #PNR #mgtab #ASMSG


IN THE SHADOWS Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Boxed Set Quench your thirst and satisfy your cravings with this enticing collection of 12 paranormal stories written by the hottest USA Today, and Bestselling authors, Nicole Morgan, Jacquie Biggar, Jocelyn Dex, Leilani Love Tierney O’Malley, Virginia Hunter, Fionn Jameson, Joanna Mazurkiewicz Lorelei Moone, Laura Greenwood, Cate Farren, … Continue reading Satisfy Your Craving with In The Shadows! #NewRelease #PNR #mgtab #ASMSG

WRITING CHALLENGE: See It, Write It – PLUS! A Special Announcement About My First Word Weaver WRITING CONTEST


Dan Alatorre has come up with a great idea- a writing contest! Check out the info here, you won’t be sorry 🙂

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This week’s writing challenge looks kinda hard, so a LOT of you are not gonna wanna do it, but you’re ALL gonna wanna hear about the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.

First, the writing challenge. Hey, no pain, no gain.

Here is a road rage scene from the movie Marathon Man. Watch it…

Okay, NOW what I want you to do is one of three things. (Extra points for number three)

EITHER:

  1. Describe the place where dramatic irony occurs. Can you introduce that in a written scene? How would you do it? (Don’t know what dramatic irony is? Join the club.) OR
  2. Describe the action in the chase scene between the Mercedes Driver (The Nazi) and the Caprice driver (The Jewish Guy). Can you write that scene? Why or why not? OR
  3. The place where the nanny is crossing the street and the little girl…

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Crossing The Line by @KimberlyKincaid #amreading #Romance @MoBPromos


CROSSING THE LINE Cross Creek Series, book 2 by Kimberly Kincaid Genre: Contemporary Romance Cocky farmer Eli Cross plays twice as hard as he works. When his latest stunt drums up a heap of negative PR for the family farm, he grudgingly agrees to play host to an ambitious New York City photographer. Her feature … Continue reading Crossing The Line by @KimberlyKincaid #amreading #Romance @MoBPromos

The Wedding March by @TaraRandel @HarlequinBooks #Romance #mgtab


On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for The Wedding March By Tara Randel We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out... Launch - Note from the Author I hope you enjoy Cassie and Luke’s journey in The Wedding March. And … Continue reading The Wedding March by @TaraRandel @HarlequinBooks #Romance #mgtab

Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…Hard Justice by Lori Foster #Romance #mgtab @InkSlingerPR @lorilfoster


  NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.      Grab your copy of HARD JUSTICE here! Amazon * Kindle * Barnes & Noble * Nook * Book Depository  GooglePlay *iBooks * BAM * Kobo * IndieBound   About HARD JUSTICE: Playing it safe has never felt … Continue reading Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…Hard Justice by Lori Foster #Romance #mgtab @InkSlingerPR @lorilfoster

Supernatural #Thrillers and #Mysteries #Giveaway with @BookSweeps


Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with more than 45 fantastic supernatural mystery & thriller authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! You can win my novel The Beast Within, … Continue reading Supernatural #Thrillers and #Mysteries #Giveaway with @BookSweeps

Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross #RomSuspense #Romance #amreading @Barclay_PR @authorshaeross


  Tragedy set his course for revenge. One woman stands in his way. Out March 21st – New Adult Romantic Suspense, Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross.     Title: Bottom of the Sky Author: Shae Ross Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense Release Date: March 21, 2017 Format: Digital, Paperback     Synopsis: Tragedy … Continue reading Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross #RomSuspense #Romance #amreading @Barclay_PR @authorshaeross

Betting on Love in Vegas by Stacy Hoff #amreading #Romance #mgtab @authorstacyhoff


  BUILDING LOVE IN VEGAS book blurb   Catherine “Cat” Warner has problems. The profits from her inns are down. The pressure from her parents is up. Her love life is non-existent. But Cat did manage to get the attention of tough, powerful, gorgeous hotel magnate Ty Orland. Unfortunately, his interest in her is for … Continue reading Betting on Love in Vegas by Stacy Hoff #amreading #Romance #mgtab @authorstacyhoff

A creepy psychological nightmare: Remnants by @Carolyn_Arnold #amreading #Mystery #mgtab


Remnants by Carolyn Arnold ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GENRE: Mystery ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team are called to Savannah, Georgia, when body parts belonging to three separate victims are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River. As the case takes one dark turn after another, Brandon finds himself embroiled in a creepy psychological … Continue reading A creepy psychological nightmare: Remnants by @Carolyn_Arnold #amreading #Mystery #mgtab

Sanctuary Cove by Kate James #HarlequinBooks #Romance #mgtab @KateJamesBooks


On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for Sanctuary Cove By Kate James We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out... Launch - Note from the Author In Sanctuary Cove, when New York-based communications executive Emma Meadows finds her personal and … Continue reading Sanctuary Cove by Kate James #HarlequinBooks #Romance #mgtab @KateJamesBooks