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New Release: Christmas Joy by Samantha Jacobey

 

 

 

 

Christmas Joy (Sweet Christmas Series Book 4)

 

Samantha Jacobey

 

Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance

 

Lavish Publishing

 

142 pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life isn’t always sweet, even for girls called Candy.

 

Candice Parker married Gerald Ford on Christmas Eve two years ago following a massive blizzard. The year before that her family was left homeless when a fire burned their apartments to the ground. Fortunately, fireman Gary had been on call and led the team that rescued Lanelle and Dakota from the blaze.

 

Last year it all came to a head when Caroline joined their household as the nanny and housekeeper when she revealed the fire had been arson. Following the discovery, a sinister plot unfolded that almost killed them all.

 

To say Candy is dreading the arrival of this typically happy holiday would be an understatement.

 

However, she does have one thing going for her this year. Gary has convinced her to adopt rather than try for a baby of their own and a new addition will join their family just in time to change Candy’s view of Christmas forever.

 

Pushing through her self-doubts, Candy must embrace the desire within her to become Joylana’s mother and champion for life, but will she have the strength to be the mom she wants to be after all the hardships she and Daks have faced in the past?

 

 

 

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Sweet Christmas Series: 

 

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Christmas Candy (Sweet Christmas Series Book 1) 

 

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Christmas Eve (Sweet Christmas Series Book 2)

 

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Christmas Carol (Sweet Christmas Series Book 3)

 

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Christmas Joy (Sweet Christmas Series Book 4)

 

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Anyone who knows me could tell you, I am a friendly kind of person, never met a stranger and take up conversations anywhere at any time. I work hard, and my mind never seems to shut down, as I wake up often in the middle of the night with ideas pouring out and demanding to be dealt with. Of course that means much of my books were written in the middle of the night.

 

I grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my significant other, and many friends as well.

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of course, there will be many more stories to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Release: Wordplay by Andrew Boyd

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Andrew Boyd is a student of poetry, blogging, and story telling. Andrew became a self-published author on February 27, 2013. He is one who is honest to where he made people mad, yet they respect and respected what he had, have, and has to say.

 

A two-time kidney transplant recipient, Andrew is one who looks at the world in a way that gives and gave him perspective as to how his life would be shaped due to his medical experiences, as well as helping others by exuding inspiration and compassion to those around him.

 

He is a graduate of the Class of 1996 from Germantown-Lankenau Motivational Program Annex, where his writing prowess was born in the 10th Grade, and continued on while attending Arcadia University in 1996. After a writing hiatus in 1997, a trip to New York City in March 2010 reignited his passion for writing. While posting several of his writings on social media outlets, he also performs and performed spoken word poetry in the Philadelphia and New York areas. He is currently performing on Black Poetry Cafe’s (BPC) internet radio show “FEVER FRIDAYS”.

 

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Blurb

 

When the world needs your light, the supply is unlimited. When you need the world’s light, the service is disconnected. Shrouded in darkness, with not even a candle’s flicker to show the way, how does one heal?

 

Andrew Boyd’s result is to conduct his own Therapy Session. This fifth book in the WORDPLAY poetry series is a chronicle of crepuscules that Andrew has faced throughout his life, some unbeknownst to those who believed knew him best. What he hopes to accomplish through this psychoanalysis is the prescription to understanding, development and sustainable peace.

   

Excerpt

   

 

Hate

 

Sitting on the floor in front of a crowd, My legs are crossed Indian Style, Elbows on the knees. Head bowed down and temperament apparent, My microphone will melt with what I will say.

 

Hate is a strong word: never to be taken lightly. There are many who do not use the word when Expressing the feelings they have for others.

 

I Hate the fact that there is suffering, I Hate the fact that there are immoral people. I Hate that those who do the most harm are The ones worshipping under the steeple.

 

I Hate how they lie to innocent parties. I Hate that they rage on another. I Hate how they do not hold themselves accountable As they break the heart of their mother.

 

I Hate how people turned their backs to me. I Hate that they feel they are seen as priority one. I Hate that patience to them is a waste of time Yet they look to me to jump the gun.

 

I Hate how people say that they are by my side, Yet their actions speak louder than their words. I Hate the fact that they lied to me that way To the point where I show them my flock of birds.

 

I Hate that I trust some people early: I Hate that part about myself. There should be many people walking with shirts That read “Trusting me is bad for your health.”

 

I Hate this life that I live: I can only blame myself. I Hate that I placed myself in these situations: I Hate that I cannot see my worth and wealth.

 

To acknowledge that I Hate myself Tells me personally that I see more than I care to see. I need to stop hating the reflection in my mirror, If I am to change things around and about me.

   

Thank you

*Special Thanks to Monica F. Brown and Yasmin Correa for helping me with all things “WORDPLAY: Therapy Session”, from the inside of the covers to the cover itself*

New Release: Stronger by Sarah Greyson

NEW RELEASE
STRONGER by Sarah Greyson

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$1.99 on Kindle 

Synopsis
He swore he’d never love again. 
Haunted by the loss of his beloved fiancée at the hands of a terrorist cell, Ex Green Beret Rob Fabik doesn’t know how to let go. The sights and sounds of Lizzie’s death replay in his mind, consuming his thoughts and burying his heart. He fills his emptiness with work, drowns his memories with alcohol, and suppresses his loneliness with women.
Harvard University student Lola Sardis is a down-to-earth, rich girl who has grown tired of living under her father’s thumb. One night out with friends quickly turns into a nightmare as she is kidnapped from a busy Boston nightclub. Her nightmare intensifies as she learns that the Ortiz Cartel sells young, innocent girls into the sex-slave trade. 
Enter: The Unit 
The Unit’s mission is to rescue Lola from the nefarious clutches of the cartel. From the instant Rob lays eyes upon Lola, she awakens something deep inside of him, drawing out his protective nature.
Forced by circumstance under the same roof, Lola inspires Rob to grow stronger. Can Rob suppress his feelings for Lola as he carries out his mission? Will his guilt over his fiancée’s tragic death consume him? Can Rob save Lola from the greedy hands of the cartel? With so much at stake, only one thing is certain: while Lola and Rob are strong apart, they are stronger together.
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New Release: Lilith’s Dominion by Y. Correa

Blurb:

When Lilith fails to comply with the plans of Man and The Creator, she is punished to an existence that costs her the fruits of humanity. Every moment becomes a never ending spin cycle of memories mirroring profound loss, recalcitrant rage, and immeasurable suffering.

During a Halloween party at the Arcadia Chateau, the blue-green eyed brunette Jet leaves an impression which shatters the equilibrium of Lilith’s cloud of darkness. Is this a temporary aggravation or the start of a much needed resurrection—the fire of love in a heart iced with hurt?



Excerpt:

It is believed that before the Genesis of the human age, Adam had a wife … a first wife; Lilith.

Created from the same ground from which Adam was molded, Lilith proved to be a bit more than his subordinate.

She was his equal.

Legend has it that Lilith was strong willed, independent and unyielding. All of the things that Adam did not want in a wife.

Red hair, sensual curves and red-brown eyes, Lilith was voluptuousness in the form of a woman. Passion, ardent and burning vitality. Lilith considered herself Adam’s compeer in every way—second to none and nothing.

What Adam hated to admit was that Lilith was his weakness, his burning desire, and his fierce, iniquitous poison. As much as he wanted her, he also hated her. It was her authority that continually dominated him, and her lasciviousness that seduced him. He was less of a man when he was around her, yet he also could not feel more empowered.

Adam realized that his obsession with Lilith was a lecherous enthrallment and nothing more, for he could not love her. Neither could he be her master. This was the problem. Adam’s job was to be in control, to be the head. The leader of Lilith and all of their descendants. For this, the Creator had made him.

Yet, around her—Lilith—he was nothing more than a groveling, dribbling, insecure excuse for a man. She had him wrapped around her little finger, and this suited her just fine.

Adam, not so much.

This was not what the Creator had mandated. Not what he intended when making them both. He needed Adam—level headed and trustworthy—to be in charge. However, with the ever present seduction of Lilith, this wouldn’t be possible.


Something must be done.

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The sound of a single long nail clicking against a hardwood table was all that could be heard in the room. Why? Because all of the noise and commotion was in her head.

Voices, memories, flashing thoughts. Chaos!Nothing more and nothing less.

The upsurge of rampant thoughts caused her mouth to slap with thirst—suck her teeth in upheaval. Lilith’s thirst was soon to be quenched, she was certain. She’d already made the preparations. Yet, the riot that was Lilith’s unending trail of assaulting musings would probably never be quelled.


The light of night poked through the monumental stained glass windows. One ray in particular beamed across the room, perpendicular to its point of origin, then ricocheted from a mirror to shine a slender bright stream of yellow-orange light on the table. The thin beacon glowed not too far from where her hand tapped an agitated finger.

The room was enormous and regal, yet devoid of any exuberance. Filled with scarce furnishings—the mammoth hardwood table and the innumerable chairs that surrounded it. Old, decrepit paintings adorned the walls.

The air was stifling, consumed by the scent of mothballs, molded and aged wood.


How did I get here? Lilith’s thought, although in her mind, seemed to echo through the stretch of the empty room.


“Madam, your supper is ready,” squealed Lilith’s faithful attendant, though indubitably pitiful as he was, whilst walking in. The aged, wooden double doors screeched upon his opening them. Then, he closed them, without as much as a glimpse back. His skin had not seen the light of day in so long that it had lost its color. A peculiar shade of tan-gray, wrinkled and rough, was all that remained.

Throughout the years, Demetrius had become an old, dilapidated, fragile corpse of a man—feeble and haggard, yet faithful. Lilith considered that while his situation was different than hers, at least they shared the apathetic hue of their skin color, albeit not her extraordinary good looks.

“Bring it in, Demetrius. Leave it,” replied Lilith as she waved a hand in the air, with little to no regard whatsoever. Completely detached from human emotion and void of fascination. She couldn’t help herself. All her vitality had been lost eons ago.

“Yes, Madam,” responded Demetrius, then nodded his head and bowed out of the room. Seconds later he pulled in a frightened brunette, who was so dismayed that she’d lost all fight and merely shivered and sobbed uncontrollably. Demetrius, grabbed a handful of the girl’s hair and tossed her on the ground in front of Lilith. “Your supper my lady.” he said subserviently, then bowed out of the room once more.

Lilith wasted no time whatsoever and with the blink of an eye had the girl trapped, her fangs sunk into the girl’s main artery. The one located between the thighs—Lilith had long since grown tired of the neck. It was too convenient and she craved a bit of excitement, rare as it was.

Moments later, the girl’s life blood had been drained and all that remained was a naked, pale carcass.

Lilith stood to her feet uneventfully, sighed deeply, dusted her hands and then took a seat once again in her favorite chair.
With that, her mind whirled into its turbulent incongruity yet again.

http://www.amazon.com/Liliths-Dominion-Novelette-Y-Correa-ebook/dp/B01D0I845G/
Author Bio:


Y. Correa is a literary seductress, luring one in with her talent of Romancing the Words, keeping one hypnotized with dynamic characters, and stimulating one with engaging narrative voices, strong plots, and epic conflicts. Her writes are as complex and as distinct as her person; a delightful combination of eclectic and antiquated. Therefore, the mere mention of fitting into one set genre is laughable. The multi-genre decadence is where she showcases her magnificence.
Some of Y. Correa’s works include Historical Fiction “MarcoAntonio & Amaryllis”, Sci-Fi Mashup “Earth 8-8-2: The Genesis Project”, Sci-Fi Fiction series “A.L.O.M” and short stories such as “Ryan”, “Loving … them!” and “The G. Particle”.

Ms. Correa has also been in several short story anthologies and is the Founder/Creator of All Authors Publications and Promotions whose subsidiaries are:

  • All Authors Magazine
  • All Authors Graphic Design
  • All Authors Publishing House
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  • All Authors Certificate of Excellence
Links:
“Lilith’s Dominion” on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5129204.Y_Correa

Author Website: http://ycorrea.net

New Release: A Musician’s Tale

A Musician’s Tale is an anthology that consists of interviews with musicians. Since R&RSMS published a book that talks about how music affects those who listen, the founder decided to do one about how it affects the ones who create music. All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Summary:

An artist’s life is never easy. From the very beginning, they’re face with struggles of criticism and self-doubt, making the lifestyle difficult.

But from the ashes, they will rise.

Despite all the negative they face, they use it to their advantage, using it to fuel their artistic side. We use music to escape. So do those who write or play music, creating the sounds we love the most.

A Musician’s Tale – Telling their stories.


Rock & Roll Saved My Soul publishes anthologies in which all proceeds goes to different charities. They are looking for submissions for several different anthologies right now, so feel free to head over to the Facebook page and go to the Submissions Call album if you’re interested in helping them out by writing a story. They’ve published ones about domestic violence, bullying, rescuing animals, helping others out, and music saving lives so far. They’ll also publish books or short stories as long as all proceeds goes to charity. 

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul’s anthologies:

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul Volume One:
US: http://goo.gl/wEf7b1
UK: http://goo.gl/A8G1oS

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul Volume Two:
US: http://goo.gl/fbC3T1
UK: http://goo.gl/GuOAXI

The Concert Experience: 
US: http://goo.gl/7CnaCD
UK: http://goo.gl/3mHtgi

Dark Fantasia:
US: http://goo.gl/XjgZjO
UK: http://goo.gl/GfG0l6

Random Acts of Kindness:
US: http://www.amazon.com/Random-Acts-Kindness-Saved-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00KXFTQIY
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Random-Acts-Kindness-Saved-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00KXFTQIY

Fighting Chance:
US: http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Chance-Kate-Marie-Robbins-ebook/dp/B015LDXETE
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fighting-Chance-Kate-Marie-Robbins-ebook/dp/B015LDXETE

Rescue Me: Stories of Hope:
US: http://www.amazon.com/Rescue-Me-Stories-Renee-Jean-ebook/dp/B00OY9AEA4
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rescue-Me-Stories-Renee-Jean-ebook/dp/B00OY9AEA4

Authors Against Bullying Volume One:
US: http://www.amazon.com/Authors-Against-Bullying-Bree-Vanderland-ebook/dp/B00O2BTXPQ
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Authors-Against-Bullying-Bree-Vanderland-ebook/dp/B00O2BTXPQ

Authors Against Bullying Volume Two:
US: http://www.amazon.com/Authors-Against-Bullying-Bree-Vanderland-ebook/dp/B0106TCO2Q
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Authors-Against-Bullying-Bree-Vanderland-ebook/dp/B0106TCO2Q

Books Rock & Roll Saved My Soul has published:

Behind Closed Doors:
US: http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Closed-Doors-Marie-Robbins-ebook/dp/B015JRFTSQ 
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ebooks-Behind-Closed-Doors-Marie-Robbins-ebook/dp/B015JRFTSQ

Finding Rachel:
US: http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Rachel-Brianna-Vanderland-ebook/dp/B015LEKCGG
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Rachel-Brianna-Vanderland-ebook/dp/B015LEKCGG

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New Release: Heart in Florence

Hearts in Florence – New Release
by A.M. Willard
NOW AVAILABLE – 99 cents Limited Time Only!
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Blurb
Raven Bloomberg finds herself stuck in Florence, Italy during a holiday weekend. One meant for lovers, not lonely art gallery assistants sharing the last hotel room with a dark and mysterious stranger.
She decides to loosen up and enjoy what the city has to offer. The only problem is; she may be enjoying herself a little too much.
Pierce Ashton’s eyes are set on Raven Bloomberg, the sexy yet reserved blonde that pushes him to limits he never expected. Will their thirst be enough to continue the love affair once back in the states?
Will these two souls go back to living life as they did before, or embrace the passion ignited in the opulent streets of Florence.
Find out now in author A.M. Willard’s contemporary romance novella, Hearts in Florence, which is best enjoyed with an Italian Merlot.
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About the Author
A.M. Willard is a true believer of soul mates, and happy ever afters. She enjoys reading, sailing, and of course writing contemporary romance with some saucy scenes. Releasing her first novella of the One Night Series on April 12, 2014 has sent her on a new journey in life.
A.M.’s passion for writing started at a young age, but with the love and support from her husband of eighteen years pushed her to follow her dreams. Once she hit that first publish button, she hasn’t looked back.
Publications available from A.M. Willard include the Chances Series, Love on the Screen, and everyone’s favorite, the One Night Series. She’s also had an article published in the Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine and was just accepted into the Romance Writers of America organization in May of 2015.
A.M. Willard was born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida, but resides in Savannah GA with her husband, son, two cats, one rotten dog, two goats and her six chickens. Yes, we said chickens…
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Excerpt
“Come, I want to show you my favorite section here,” he says while dragging me behind him. Now it’s as if he’s a kid in the candy store. Laughter escapes from me while I’m being pulled. I glimpse back and forth between everything as it’s covered in greenery and wonder what it would’ve been like back in the day. As we slow, I notice the Ragnaie up ahead, and I pray that he’s going to say this is his favorite spot. I really want to walk underneath it.
“You coming?” he asks, tilting his head in that direction. I offer the biggest goofy smile ever and follow along. I take in the green trees that cascade over the gravel path making a canopy above our heads. The sunlight peers through open sections of the trees above, creating a spotlight effect down toward the road as we walk along. Pierce takes my hand into his and squeezes it a little more than he has before. I close my eyes and glide through as I imagine being here with my fiancé or lover in the future. We could come here for him to kneel down and propose to me, or to celebrate our first year of being wed.
I stop and breathe in the air around us. I want to memorize this moment for as long as I can. I want to remember exactly what it smells like, the sounds of the birds chirping, and the slight creaking of the branches. I picture that it’s the sound of the branches intertwining more into each other, forming a tighter bond than before. The hopeless romantic in me wonders if that’s the sound that two lovers’ hearts make. When two people who love each other unconditionally grow old together, do their branches mend together to make a canopy of their souls?
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Book Spotlight: Emancipation by Jo Michaels

Your world is about to change.
The highly anticipated psychological thriller
EMANCIPATION
by award-winning author Jo Michaels
is now available here.

Read on…

Tobias Butler has been sitting on death row since being sentenced for a gruesome murder in 2007. Bored out of his mind, he decided to apply to the online pen pal program in 2012. It’s a pleasant distraction—nothing more, nothing less—for three years, until he’s contacted by a beautiful, smart young lawyer named Jess. She’s convinced he’s innocent and wants to see him freed. As they organize their attack on the judicial system, he wonders how she plans to get his conviction overturned—because he’s guilty, and he knows it. Jess is desperate to release him—and he’s desperate to feel his hands squeeze the life out of her once she does.

This novel will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tobias is planning to murder the beautiful attorney, Jessica, who’s promising to get him released from prison. See what happens as he manipulates her into believing in love, second chances, and justice for the wrongfully accused. She wants his love, and he wants her soul. What will happen when she sets him free?

You’ll pray he doesn’t get the girl.

But you can get him.
Buy your copy on Amazon here.

This isn’t your mother’s romance novel. It’s 70k words of dark, gritty, and terrifying.

Nightlights will become the norm as Tobias sucks you into his world and leaves you breathless.

About the author:

Jo Michaels is…

Hi, I’m Jo. Let’s forget all the “Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah” stuff and just go with it. I’m a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations.

One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I’d love to hear from you.

Ways to follow:

Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Blog  ~  Pinterest  ~  Instagram  ~  Tsu  ~  YouTube  ~  Wattpad  ~  Amazon Author Page  ~  Goodreads

Just in case you missed that link, you can score your copy of this novel here.

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I hope you all enjoyed the heck out of this post, and I hope you come and join the party on Facebook. I’m over there giving away themed prizes and all manner of fun stuff. Come on down! We’ll be at it from 11AM EST until I’m exhausted and can’t take anymore!
Well, that’s all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!
Jo