Monday, February 9, 2015

Cover Reveal: BY ANY OTHER NAME by Author J.M. Darhower!!


By Any Other Name

(Forbidden Series Book One)

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USA TODAY Bestselling Author

J.M. Darhower 

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: February 23rd, 2015 


 
Synopsis:

A deadly rivalry.

Two families at war.

Nobody is safe, not even the innocent.

Especially the innocent.

Blood will be spilled.

Genevieve "Genna" Galante knows a thing or two about causing trouble. After all, it's engrained in her DNA. As the only daughter of Primo Galante, notorious boss of the Galante crime family, her life is dictated by a certain set of rules… rules Genna was never very good at following.
 
Matteo "Matty" Barsanti never wanted anything to do with the family business, but as the first-born Barsanti son, certain things are expected of him. It's his duty, according to his father, to help take down the enemy... even if that enemy means something to him.
 
A chance encounter on an elevator changes the course of lives, causing the biggest trouble of Genna's young life. The only good Barsanti is a dead Barsanti. She's heard it said time and time again. So what happens when she falls in love with one of them?
 
The story of star-crossed lovers caught in the middle of the biggest rivalry New York has ever seen, determined to make it… if only they can survive their parents' feud.
 
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"A Roman Coke," Genna mused. "What's that?"

"It's rum and Coke. We just call it a Roman Coke around here."

"Because you're Italian?"

"And because when you get drunk enough, it all just slurs together anyway."

"Ah." Genna picked hers up, motioning toward him with it. "So what are we drinking to?"

"Today."

"Today?"

He nodded. "Right now, this moment. Let's drink to it."

Smiling, she clinked her glass with his. "Today, then."

They threw them back at the same time. The liquor hit Genna's taste buds and she grimaced, the vicious burn seeping down her throat and settling deep in her chest. "Ugh, is there even any Coke in this damn thing?"

Matty laughed, setting his empty glass down. "Just a splash."

"I couldn't tell."

"That's because I prefer it that way," he responded. "Strong and rough, enough to leave a lingering ache. I like it to hurt just a bit."

Oh good God. Those words sent a chill down Genna's spine, one she couldn't hide, as Matty waved for the waitress. Eyes never leaving Genna, he ordered another round of drinks.

"Another?" she asked, picking up the water to take another sip, this one to soothe the sting in her chest. "You said one drink."

A sly smile curved his lips. "I like to keep them coming."

"Is that right?"

"Absolutely." Matty stood, leaning across the table, his lips near her ear. "Maybe you'll let me show you later."


About the Author:

J.M. Darhower is a USA Today bestselling author, best known for her Mafia romantic suspense novels. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn't busy writing (or being a fangirl) she's usually ranting about those things.

 
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blog Tour & Review for BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES by Author Aleatha Romig!!


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Title: Beyond The Consequences (Consequences #5)

Author: Aleatha Romig

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Dark Romantic Suspense

Cover Designer: Melissa Ringuette

Release Date: January 15th 2015

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Beyond the Consequences

Book #5 of the bestselling Consequences series

 
From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes more of the suspenseful romantic thriller about secrets and deception, passion and love, choices and consequences.
Secrets and deception

As the pieces of their puzzle come together, Anthony and Claire Rawlings continue to defy the odds. Together they overcame an incomprehensible beginning. Apart they endured unimaginable heartache. Reunited with family and friends, their journey continues as they navigate a dangerous world where secrets threaten to destroy what they hold the most dear.

Passion and love

Tony and Claire turn up the heat as sparks fly, passion rages, and love prevails. With only a dark glance or devilish grin, the fire that sparked in an isolated suite, continues to burn. Though no longer willing to be less than Tony’s equal in life, behind closed doors only one man makes the rules.

Choices and consequences

The safety of the Rawlings family is not debatable, and only Phillip Roach can assure that they are not disappointed. Learn how he leads old friends and new associates through the dangerous world of delusion and revenge. The choices he makes for both the family and his personal life will have consequences.

Beyond the Consequences is a novel that began as the novella, A Peek Beyond the Consequences, in a limited-release anthology, Breathless. Since its publication in 2014, Beyond the Consequences has more than quadrupled in length with more action, heat, and secrets to reveal. Learn once and for all the identity and fate of the sender of the Rawls-Nichols letters as you join the Rawlings for a special surprise!

Theirs was a long, complicated story with a monster and a knight. What made their story unique was that these two players were the same person.—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED
MY REVIEW

Every time I find out that Aleatha is coming out with a new novel for the Consequences series I get so excited because I feel that I can never get enough of Tony and Claire’s story. Tony and Claire’s story is so complex that it leaves room to add to the story. So for those of you who are skeptical about reading another Consequences novel, let me assure you that this novel adds to the story and is necessary! The title describes exactly what to expect. This story picks up after the most crucial events have occurred. And I feel that the purpose of this novel is to enlighten readers by showing us what happened to Tony and Claire.
 I cannot express how much I love this addition to the story because it is not repetitive and the story includes many of the characters that we have feel in love with in the Consequences series and also introduces a new character. You will learn how Tony and Claire have adjusted as parents full time parents to Nichol. You will also love Tony even more once you see what a loving father he is.
 
Another interesting element to this story is that there is a bit of controversy that keeps you on your toes! You wouldn’t think that the Rawlings would just get a clean break since they have so many enemies do you? Who can it be this time? Another thing that I love is that you will learn just how loyal Phillip Roach is to Claire. Through thick and thin, Phillip has Claire’s back no matter what. Roach will stop at nothing to protect his family, I mean nothing.
 If you are also wondering about Emily and John and how their relationship is with Tony your questions will be answered. What about Harrison? He’s in here too! You will learn a little bit about the whole gang and where they are and what they’re doing. The story begins in December of 2016 and ends in August 2018. Trust me when I say there is a whole lot going on during that time. Believe me when I say you do not want to miss out on this addition.
*ARC provided by author for an honest review.*

 

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Aleatha RomigAleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014. BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES, book #5, will be released in 2015. Yes...MORE Tony and Claire.

Aleatha also wrote reading companions for the Consequences Series. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES (Book 1.5) and BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH (Book 2.5) are currently available for those times and scenes when the readers asked, “What was he thinking?” These companions also contain never before released behind-the-scenes scenes.

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE was be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun. DUPLICITY, book #2, will be released in 2015.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Relase Day Launch for BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES by Author Aleatha Romig!


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Title: Beyond The Consequences (Consequences #5)



Author: Aleatha Romig



Genre: Contemporary Romance/Dark Romantic Suspense



Cover Designer: Melissa Ringuette



Release Date: January 15th 2015



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Beyond the Consequences

Book #5 of the bestselling Consequences series



From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes more of the suspenseful romantic thriller about secrets and deception, passion and love, choices and consequences.


Secrets and deception



As the pieces of their puzzle come together, Anthony and Claire Rawlings continue to defy the odds. Together they overcame an incomprehensible beginning. Apart they endured unimaginable heartache. Reunited with family and friends, their journey continues as they navigate a dangerous world where secrets threaten to destroy what they hold the most dear.


Passion and love



Tony and Claire turn up the heat as sparks fly, passion rages, and love prevails. With only a dark glance or devilish grin, the fire that sparked in an isolated suite, continues to burn. Though no longer willing to be less than Tony’s equal in life, behind closed doors only one man makes the rules.


Choices and consequences



The safety of the Rawlings family is not debatable, and only Phillip Roach can assure that they are not disappointed. Learn how he leads old friends and new associates through the dangerous world of delusion and revenge. The choices he makes for both the family and his personal life will have consequences.


Beyond the Consequences is a novel that began as the novella, A Peek Beyond the Consequences, in a limited-release anthology, Breathless. Since its publication in 2014, Beyond the Consequences has more than quadrupled in length with more action, heat, and secrets to reveal. Learn once and for all the identity and fate of the sender of the Rawls-Nichols letters as you join the Rawlings for a special surprise!


Theirs was a long, complicated story with a monster and a knight. What made their story unique was that these two players were the same person.—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED


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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014. BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES, book #5, will be released in 2015. Yes...MORE Tony and Claire.



Aleatha also wrote reading companions for the Consequences Series. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES (Book 1.5) and BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH (Book 2.5) are currently available for those times and scenes when the readers asked, “What was he thinking?” These companions also contain never before released behind-the-scenes scenes.



INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE was be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun. DUPLICITY, book #2, will be released in 2015.



Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.



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Friday, December 12, 2014

Blog Tour & Review for EASY VIRTUE by Author Mia Asher!


 
 
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BLURB
Love is selfish...

My name is Blaire.

I'm the bad girl.

The other woman.

The one who never gets the guy in the end.

I'm the gold digger.

The bitch.

The one no one roots for.

The one you love to hate.

I hate myself too...

Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine? 
 
 
EXCERPT

With champagne and caviar inundating my every sense, I slither through the light wooden floors of the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing in The Met. As I walk, I pretend to admire the expensive jewelry being showcased tonight by a famous designer whose name I can’t remember. A multicolored diamond butterfly sparkles to my left and a cobra made out of black stones glistens to my right. Rows upon rows of precious gems twinkle under the soft lights of the room, flooding the space between the walls with the glow of a thousand stars. Furtive glances. Secrets gossiped. Beauty criticized. Lofty music fills the atmosphere as the ├╝ber rich mingle and pretend to like each other, yet you can almost taste their conceit and derision for one another in the air.

          This is Walker’s world, and I love it.

          Standing across the room, where the crowd is thinner and the music fainter, I spot Walker’s blond head in the corner of the room, talking to a group of his colleagues and their wives. He looks polished and worth every penny of his trust fund in his sleek black tuxedo, perfectly starched white shirt and black bowtie. His long golden hair parted to the side shines like the sun. He is truly flawless.

          I smile because it’s hard to picture that this is the same guy who likes to snort coke off my tits as he fucks me while hardcore porn plays in the background. He looks untouchable and so cool, but his searching eyes, scanning the crowd for me give him up. He’s wondering where I am. He did tell me not to go too far, after all. Soon after we arrived at the party, I gave him some space to talk to his friends and do his thing while I did mine. I hate clingy people, so I avoid being one.

          I grab a third flute of champagne from a passing waiter, and try to decide which of the different displays to check out first when my eyes land on a spectacular piece of jewelry. On a bed of black silk, similar to my hair color, lies an extravagant necklace made of diamonds and rubies—a small heaven within one’s reach as long as you can afford the price.

          I bridge the space between the glass protecting the necklace and me until it’s within my reach, fighting the urge to touch the cool surface. As if under a spell, I observe how the rows of diamonds embedded in platinum form leaves and thorns. At its center is a rose made out of red diamonds almost as big as my palm.

          I feel someone walk up and stand next to me, but I don’t give him or her a second thought as I continue to admire the way the light hits the gems, making them shine.

          “Beautiful, isn’t it?”

          His voice is smooth and commanding, dripping absolute power. I keep my eyes locked on the display. Call it sixth sense, but somehow I know that under no circumstance should I make eye contact with the stranger who speaks like the ruler of the world.

          “Yes,” I say simply.

          “I wonder how much it is?” the man asks.

          “I don’t think it matters … I highly doubt anyone can afford it.”

          He chuckles, and the sound is more delicious than his voice. Lusher. “Oh, but I can.”

          I smile at his self-assurance. I love cocky assholes. “I still doubt it.”

          “You shouldn’t. I only speak the truth,” he retorts coolly. His voice is nonchalant yet his words leave no room for disbelief—a demand and a statement all in one.

          Suddenly, the noises of the room become distant. People talking and laughing amongst friends and the orchestra playing all fade away until all I hear is him speaking.

          And at this moment, that is all that matters.

          “The truth is very subjective, sir.”

          “The truth may be subjective but money isn’t. Money can buy anything.”  

          His answer is like an electroshock, jumpstarting my brain from a champagne-induced haze. My pulse begins to accelerate, excitement making it hard to take a deep breath. Don’t look at him … don’t.

          “Oh really,” I say, my voice dripping with sarcasm. He’s right, though.

          “Of course. I believe everything,” he pauses, “and everyone has a price.”

          Curiosity winning the battle against curiosity, I turn to face him, and what a fucking big mistake that is. When our eyes meet, I feel incapacitated of all sense and movement. The sight of him takes my breath away. This man gives the term “lust at first sight” a whole new meaning.

           In my short twenty-three years, I’ve been with extremely handsome men, perfect even, but to classify the man standing next to me in any kind of category would be a disservice to him, and not really fair to the others. Longish, light brown hair wildly framing his face, vacant eyes the color of dollar bills, a slightly crooked nose, and a mouth that begs to be buried deep within your thighs. His beauty is as harsh as it is stunningly perfect. Dressed in a simple black tuxedo and unbuttoned white shirt, the man exudes innate virility and grace, reminding me of a black panther stalking his prey. And just like a panther, it’s the pure raw and powerful energy emanating from within him that I find most attractive. Because just by standing next to him, I get the sense that his word is always the last spoken and his wishes the first ones to be fulfilled. He doesn’t ask, he demands. He doesn’t hope, he expects.

           He’s quiet for a moment; his uncanny eyes hold me captive as though they are baring my soul to him and I hate it. I tighten my hold on the crystal flute. I want to look away, but I can’t. The way he’s staring at me makes me want to squirm.

          “I wonder … do you have one?” he asks softly before turning to examine the piece of jewelry once more.

          “A what?” I ask, momentarily stunned.

          He smiles. “A price.”

          “For the right amount … I just might,” I say quietly, my heart beating so fast it feels as though it wants out of my chest. As soon as the words leave my mouth, there’s no shock coursing down my body, no rolling waves of shame pulling me down for having said that to a complete stranger—nothing.

          And why should there be? I am who I am.

          I’m staring at his profile, waiting for him to acknowledge my answer, when a breeze of cool air floats past us, making me shiver. About to chase the goose bumps on my arm with my hand, I watch as he slowly turns to look at me, catching me staring at him. Time stands still as I watch him raise his large tanned hand and touch my bare shoulder, his fingertips lightly grazing the temporary small bumps covering it. Then he smiles as if he knows that my skin is tingling from his scalding touch, and looks away.

          “I thought so.”

          We remain standing next to each other for another minute or so, the distance between us almost nonexistent. It would be so easy to reach out and hold his hand. The sound of an incoming call breaks the silence, bringing us back to reality.

          He takes his cell phone out of the inner pocket of his tuxedo jacket and ignores the call after noting the name of the caller. He lifts his gaze to meet my own.

“Sorry about that.”

          “It’s okay. I should go … I’m here with someone,” I reply, not really wanting to leave him just yet.

          “Yes, that’s probably a good idea.”

          I frown. He didn’t have to be quite so blunt. The stranger extends a hand toward me, holding something in his fingers.

          “Here … ”

          I open my hand as I feel the edges of what I assume is his business card poke the skin of my palm. “What’s this?” I ask stupidly.

          “My business card, of course.”

          “Obviously … but why?”

          He smiles, but it doesn’t reach his eyes. “Let’s just say that I’m an interested buyer.”

          And then he’s gone.

          He turns and walks away from me, disappearing into a sea of colorful gowns and black suits. As the sounds of the party infiltrate my ears once more, I lower my gaze to stare at the simple cream-colored card in my hand. Its simplistic and elegant design draws attention to the name printed in bold black letters on the paper.

          Lawrence Rothschild.

          I smile and let my fingertips trail his name. It depends on what you’re willing to pay, Mr. Rothschild.

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OUR REVIEW:
 
 
Easy Virtue = WOAH!
I am a huge fan of Mia’s work and I was beyond excited when  I learned that she was releasing a new novel. I jumped at the opportunity to read Easy Virtue. There is so much I want to say about this novel, but I do not want to spoil it for the people who have not had a chance to read it yet!
First, let’s talk about the heroine, Blaire. Blaire is not normally the type of character that I would like to read about, but Blaire got under my skin in a good way. It is completely true that Blaire is the one you would love to hate. Blaire’s sights are set on rich men that she can use in order to live a lavish lifestyle. Plain and simple, Blaire is a gold digger. She does not care if a man is married or committed. The only thing that Blaire care about is being pampered with all the finest things in life. She does not wear her heart on her sleeve because she knows that the men in her life are only temporary until she finds someone richer. When this happens she is able to walk away without batting her eyes. She is on to bigger and better things…the richer the better! Does Blaire sound like a girl that you can relate to? Your answer is probably not. Give her a chance because she will grow on you. You are able to see a side of Blaire that you would not think existed and that is all due to Ronan.
Blaire already has her sights on her next victim when Ronan appears in her life. Ronan on the other hand is not rich and he does not have the means to support Blaire’s expensive tastes. However Ronan does not view Blaire as a gold digger, he actually sees her for the person that she is and not for the pleasures that she can provide. In other words, Ronan is not the type of man that Blaire would normally waste her time with because he cannot benefit her in any way. However Ronan is a charmer and becomes simply irresistible. The feelings that Ronan causes Blaire to feel is uncharted terriority for her. She has never met a man that actually cares about her and she doesn’t know how to react to it. Blaire just wants to be someone else for a while and enjoy the now. However Blaire’s internal battle is weighting heavy on her mind. The person that Ronan causes Blaire to be is completely different to the person that Blaire projects herself as. Blaire is questioning that maybe love is better than a lavish lifestyle. Blaire is having an internal battle with her heart and her mind. She is to the point where she needs to block out these risky feelings before it is too late. This is not the person that she is and it is time for Blaire to get back on track with her original plan and focus on her next prey. However will her conscience allow it? Will love conquer all?
 
 

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My name is Mia Asher.

I'm a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, oh yes…I might be a bit crazy - but who isn't?




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