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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cover Reveal: A Will of Her Own

Author: Kristine Raymond
Title: A Will Of Her Own: Hidden Springs Series Book 5
Cover Reveal September 30, 2014
Release Day: October 2014
Hosted By: Author Sandra Love

Carly Fitzpatrick had married the love of her life…and lost him in a tragic accident. With no intention of ever falling in love again, she prefers to rely on herself to provide for her two young sons. She doesn’t count on meeting the one man who could change her mind. Will Buchanon is a man on a mission. For twelve years he has been tracking an imposter; and the trail leads to Hidden Springs. His only objective is to bring the criminal to justice. Falling in love is not part of his plan. Sparks fly from the first moment they meet but Carly resists Will at every turn, refusing to surrender to her desires. When her life is put in jeopardy, he risks everything to save her, and in the process proves that he is worthy of her love . Can he win the heart of the woman who has a will of her own?

About the Author:
Kristine Raymond loves to read and that naturally transformed into a love of writing.  She has always been a fan of the Old West and lived in Arizona for several years, where she was able to appreciate the beauty and history of the region.
She has released four books in the Hidden Springs series and is getting ready to release the fifth book, as well as working on a contemporary novel called Tempted.  When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and furry family.
She is the author of Here to Stay, Hearts on Fire, Abby’s Heart, A Chance on Love, and A Will of Her Own, which will be released in October. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Cover Launch: Unspoken Endings

Will the distance tear them apart? 

With every difficulty Matt and Abigail have faced since the day they met, they’ve depended on their trust and love in each other to see them through. But what happens when absence becomes their biggest obstacle? 

When Abigail follows her heart to pursue her career, she is forced to leave Matt behind. Confident that their love is strong enough to withstand the distance put between them, they believe they will soon come back to each other. But when a danger from their past threatens their future, Matt may just lose her forever. 

Their love in one another will be put to the test, and only time will tell if they can truly find their unspoken ending.
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I can’t breath. He’s literally stealing the breath from me as his fingers tighten around my throat, his body pinning me down. His hand squeezes harder. My heart accelerates to a dangerous level, feeling as if it will burst from my chest, but I refuse to give up. I can’t. It would mean he wins. With all the strength I have left, I keep trying to push his body off. My hands claw at his face and somehow I manage to gouge his eyes with my fingernails. With a wail, he rises off my body and loosens his grip around my neck.

With all my might, I swing my arm up and my fist makes contact with his face; it shocks him momentarily, allowing me to push him off enough to wiggle my way from under him. I’m still breathless, barely able to move, but my only thought is escape.

“Get back here, you bitch!” he shouts as he grabs onto my ankle, my body pulled to a stop. Turning around, I kick him with my other foot and manage to break free once more.
I don’t have the strength yet to stand up, but I manage to frantically crawl from his grasp to keep him from pulling me down again. My fear and determination is what keeps me moving. Sucking in a deep breath of air, I force myself up to my feet and start to run.

I’m running for my life at this point. My feet are moving on instinct, doing what they know best as they attempt to put distance between us. I can hear him chasing me; his panting breaths mere steps behind me, but I keep running, never looking back.

“You think you can get away from me, Abigail?”
His words fuel my fear, causing my legs to pump harder and my body to move faster, the air swooshing by me, the world passing in a blur. I know he’s no longer behind me, but I can still hear his panicked shouts.

“You belong to me! I’ll find you and you’ll regret ever leaving me!”

There isn’t anything exciting about me, besides having a uniquely spelled name….

Yes, it’s spelled Gabbie. 

I’m a mom first, a wife second, and then a crazy girl who won’t hesitate to take on a challenge. That’s how I found my passion for writing. My daughter challenged me to write a book, and I did.

I was born and raised in Southern California. I live with my wonderful husband, two amazing kids and a senior citizen kitty named Tigger. When I’m not writing you can find me reading or sneaking off for a run. Some might say it’s a crazy life, but I wouldn’t change anything about it.


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Crystal Lynn Miles Gauthier


Blonde Hair, Blue eyed, buxom, fiery tempered mature woman.


Birth date: 4-3-1963, age 51


Where are you from: Born to Wade L. and M. Sue (Shelden) Miles in Lousiville, KY. Now living in Lansing, MI where I spent my youth. My mother and father worked for General Motors. I have one sister named Angela Miles Meredith who is also an author.


A little about your self `ie your education, Family, life etc: I am a Retired paralegal, housewife, mother of five, grandmother of 13. I have two cats. I have lived all over the northeast and south. Have traveled the USA. In 2001 I married my husband Joe, a retired Army Military Policeman, who is now a Regional Marketing VP for a local consulting firm.


Tell us your latest book news? My First Novel TROIANNE released on August 4, 2014. Published by Beau Coup Publishing, LLC. I am working on book 2 in the series, Diana’s Magic and have Rheanon’s Heart, Athena’s Warrior and Camberleigh’s Castle in the works. I do have two psychological thrillers and a screenplay I am contemplating.


When and why did you begin writing? I was eight years old and won a Caldecott Award for a book I wrote. I had a diary all my life and started to really write at the age of 50.


When did you consider yourself an Author? July 16, 2014 when I was told my book Troianne, released on August 4.


What inspired you to write your first book? Melanie Corona’s writing. I lover her books in the Settler Series and decided I could write too if I put my mind to it.


Do you have a specific writing style? Just sit down and type it out. NO fore-planning or anything.


How did you come up with the titles? Favorite names for women. Plus my daughters names.


Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Forgiveness, love and that time travel is possible if you just believe. LOL


How much of the book is realistic? Places and some people are real.


Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Some of the events in my own life are in this book, such as the cat, the flannel gown and the love of a good man.


What books have most influenced your life most? Angel Unaware by Dale Evans. Stephen Kings; Salems Lot, VC Andrews, Evelyn Grey’s; Camberleigh and many more.


If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Melanie Corona, Scarlett Jade, they really have taught me a lot about writing, marketing and computer apps.


What book are you reading now? Scarlett Jades, Re-release of Love at First Bite and Once Bitten Twice Shy, of the Just a Taste Series.


Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?: Gracie Wilson, Sarah Ashley Kaider, Kenneth Donaldson, Neil Orr, Leon Sky, Teresa Martini and so many more.


What are your current projects?: Diana’s Magic, Book 2 in the Time Travel Society Series.


Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members: Deb Keenan is my personal Assistant. Scarlett Jade and many many more others help me on a daily basis.


Do you see writing as a career? It is now! I am happy I have something to share with the whole world.


If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? NO!


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? Reading my moms True Confession magazines in the sixties and seventies. Also we always had a house full of romance novels.


Can you share a little of your current work with us? Here is my blurb for TROIANNE:




Troianne Shelden is a high school student with a bright future.  She’s smart, shapely and a catch for any guy.  But after a night of passion with a handsome stranger, everything changes.  Her future is in doubt when she finds herself pregnant.




When her grandmother passes away, and with her parents long dead, Troianne suddenly finds herself with a large inheritance, but absolutely no one she can trust to turn to for help.


Fate takes a hand when she goes into labor.  Blinded by pain, she passes out in the back of an ambulance – and wakes up somewhere very different.


She opens her eyes to find herself not in a modern ambulance, but in the back of a horse-drawn carriage. When the door opens she’s greeted by a handsome man dressed like he stepped out of the past.  In shock, Troianne realizes that she’s somehow traveled back in time.


And she has no idea how to return home…



Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Editing, I really hate it!


Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? Hemingway, his brilliance, his humor and his drunken fabulous ramblings.


Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? Not yet! Hopefully soon I love to travel and talk about myself. :)


Who designed the covers? Shoutlines, Rachel Mizer. She did a fantastic job don’t you think?


What was the hardest part of writing your books? Actually sitting down and doing it. I can think faster than I can type. I wish there was a machine that could read my thoughts. LOL


Did you learn anything from writing your books? Yes, people don’t use semicolons anymore!!!!


Do you have any advice for other writers? Stick with it and do not give up no matter what. Marketing yourself and marketing your book will get you sales. Don’t be afraid to ask, open doors and hand out business cards and bookmarks. Leave them on tables, counters, etc.


Do your have anything specific you would like to say to your readers? Thank you, you have humbled me with the fact you are reading my work.


Do your remember the first book you ever read? Yes, Angel Unaware by Dale Evans


Other than writing do you have any hobbies? Crocheting, Travel, Reading and loving my animals and grandkids.


What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching? Under The Dome, CSI, NCIS, Extant, Dallas, True Blood, Mike and Molly, MOMs, Two and a Half Men. Big Bang Theory. Modern Family, Extant.


Favorite foods / Colors/ Music: I like Mexican, Italian, Seafood, BEEF!


Favorite colors are: red, black, royal blue and pink.


If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done? Own a Doughnut Shop! Really!!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Another Review is in

Another review is in for Awakening. Check out what was said about the second book in The Phoenix Blade Series.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good political conspiracy thriller. September 5, 2014
By ksmom
Format:Kindle Edition
starting out slow and picking up speed. This thriller draws you along with good dialog and credible characters. A political conspiracy. Who's the good guys and who's the bad? The story keeps you wondering until the end.
5.0 out of 5 stars Anticipating Part 3 September 25, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Andrew has a fan! I love political stories but his additions are phenomenal! Who, what, when, where and why are 5 questions that keep you wanting more.

The writing style is unique and the character development makes Andrew one of my favorite authors out to date!

Pickup your copy of The Phoenix Blade: Awakening today and leave a review. Remember, let your voice be heard.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Troianne Book Tour-Promo

Title: Troianne

Author: Crystal Miles Gauthier

Release Date: August 3, 2014

Blog Tour: September 26th-30th

Hosted By: Author Sandra Love

He said all the right things... 
Then left her alone. 

Troianne Shelden is your everyday, intelligent student. With a love for history and stunning figure, she's a catch for any guy. But after a night of passion with a handsome stranger, introduced to her by their mutual friends, she finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn for advice. 

Her parents passed away long ago and, soon after Troianne finds out she's pregnant, her grandmother passes, too. Left with a large inheritance, she looks forward to life with her new baby. 

Fate takes the wheel when she goes into labor. On her way to the hospital, she passes out from intense pain and wakes up in a very different place... 

The next thing she knows, she's hearing carriage wheels and voice shouting for help. Lightning illuminates the inside of what was, only moments before, the back of a taxi cab. When the door opens, she's greeted by a handsome man dressed like he stepped out of the past. 

In shock, she realizes that she's somehow traveled back in time-- 
...and she has no idea how to return.

Crystal Miles Gauthier lives with her husband, Joe, and her two lively cats in the lovely city of Lansing, Michigan. A mother of five children and thirteen grandchildren, Crystal enjoys reading, crocheting, writing, traveling, and is a supporter of saving wolves and sea turtles. My very first book was Angel Unaware by Dale Evans. I usually write sitting with my laptop in my recliner

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Act Accordingly Review

By C.E. Hansen Release Date: July 16, 2014 Paperback, 472 pages
Genre: Erotic Romance/Adult/Fiction
Twenty-six-year-old Nic Maretta is having a bad year. She just found out that the man she was in love with and planned to marry is just that, married. So she does what any normal woman would do. She gets drunk, brushes herself off and swears off love forever. She is thankful to have a best friend that not only loves her, but accepts the new ‘Nic’. This new Nic has decided to live life on her own terms, mocking convention; as well as her own situations. It’s goodbye heartache and hello sexual freedom. After all, what’s good for the goose, is good for the woman who likes sex! Or something along those lines. Until she accidentally bumps into Brendon… He is immediately taken in by her beauty and tenacity. She is instantly turned on by his good looks and sex appeal. One crazy night, one too many champagnes and way too many phone contacts, Nic throws caution to the wind and calls Brendon. To her surprise he comes running. Game on! 

C.E. Hansen is an American writer who wrote her first romance novel at age fourteen when she discovered writing about boys and girls was way easier than actually having a relationship of her own. Since that time, her communication skills haven't improved, but she likes to think her writing has. After earning an associate’s degree in literature from WC, she worked in a bus company, a law office and a wine/gourmet food shoppe, but she never abandoned writing.
She's a proud mother of a beautiful daughter, lives in New Jersey with her husband and Maltese Zoe, and if she's not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching cable television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to chocolate.
C.E. Hansen's debut novel IT'S A CRIME was released May 2013, her follow up novel IT'S A SHAME, was released November 11th, 2013.
Her latest, ACT ACCORDINGLY, takes a turn from her normal. Instead of a thriller/suspense, it is a romantic comedy with a healthy injection of spice!  
Rated 4 out of 5 Stars
Although the story started out slow and seemingly drawn out, but quickly drew me in as Nic started telling the story directly to the reader as if they were a part of it or if she was with a group of girlfriends telling them about a bad break-up and how a new man, Brendon, has captured her attention. Act Accordingly is funny and sexy which is a great combination for book lovers.

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