Saturday, 31 October 2015

COVER REVEAL - Housing Elephants by Eleanor Lloyd Jones

Book: Housing Elephants
Author: Eleanor Lloyd-Jones
Genre: New Adult
Release Date – 20th November
“… And the greatest of these is love.”
Love is patient and kind… Its strength can build bridges and knock down walls. It can give people hope - a purpose. But there is a side to love that is unforgiving and cruel - a side to love that breaks hearts.
Love can suffocate, and love can turn to hate.
Billy Taylor meandered through life, only ever giving half. Ruled by his father’s grief, he gave up on his own dreams in a bid to keep life ticking along, desperately craving the unconditional love of his parents. It wasn’t until Eve Swallow fell into his life again, rousing his empty heart, that he dared to hope for a chance to live life on his terms.
Never quite good enough in the eyes of her overpowering mother, Eve kept herself locked away inside her own head, immersing herself in her passion for art and music, and doing anything in her power to avoid getting close to anyone. When she connected with Billy’s eyes, that still haunted her dreams after so long, fear kicked in, and all she could do was the one thing she was sure would protect her…
If two lost souls collided and a love so deep was born, it would surely take a herd of elephants to tear them apart…
Meet the Author
Raised in a little village in North Wales, a fierce love of books and reading was instilled in Eleanor by her parents from a very early age, and she has vivid memories of reading secretly under the blankets with a torch for hours after lights out, often getting caught! She was blown away by The Borribles Trilogy - Michael De Larrabeiti at nine years old, and it was then that she fell head over heels with idea of imaginary worlds.
A persistent and professional daydreamer, something she still prides herself on being, she spent most of her early childhood inside her own head making up stories or scenarios, climbing trees, building dens or doing anything arts and crafty. Music also played a huge part of her young life. Growing up on The Beatles, U2 and Status Quo, her obsession with Top of the Pops and vinyl twelve inches grew into a love affair with music that has only grown and expanded over time: there is rarely a moment where music is not playing in her life, and in turn, rarely a time when she is not singing, even if it is in her head!
She had always thought she would write a book some day - it has been an ambition for as long as she can remember - and has always been told that she ‘has a way with words’. Over the years, she’s dabbled in the odd piece of prose, helped friends to write letters and résumés and prides herself on her hilarious lyrical genius when composing poems for friends birthdays! Life, however, got in the way and her dream was stored on the back burner as she put herself through university and started a family. It was only when she was nearing the ‘forty’ milestone that she decided it was time she got some of the ramblings and chatterings in her head down on paper. 
A creative, guitar-playing mum of one boisterous, but pretty damn cool boy, she classes herself as a Yorkshire gal now after moving to Leeds when she was eleven. Eleanor works full time as a teacher, but grabs every spare minute she can to write; be it on the train, lunchtimes at school or foregoing sleep for an extra hour or two in the evenings. Her hope for the future is for people to fall in love with her characters as much as she does. Not a big ask really!
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Friday, 30 October 2015

SECRET REVEAL - Hybrids by Geri Glenn and Shelly Morgan

Geri & Shelly’s Secret Reveal
Oct 30th

Title:  Hybrids
WrittenBy:  Shelly Morgan & Geri Glenn
ReleaseDate:  February 26, 2016
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
CoverDesign:  Wicked By Design

Their mother was the Angel of Protection. Their father was asoldier of the Underground. No one ever thought a demon could love an angel,but when their parents met, it was love at first sight. They fought theirattraction until it was too much to take. When God, and the Devil himself,found out about the pregnancy, they fled to protect themselves and their unbornchild. But when the pain of labor was over, instead of one baby, there weretwo; hybrid twins.
Cyrus and Joey are fraternal twins and the product of thisforbidden love between ultimate good, and ultimate evil. When their parents areslain immediately following their birth, the twins are given refuge inside of aconvent by a kind, but no-nonsense, priest with a penchant for slaying demons.The priest trained the twins from a young age to kill off an entire race thatthey themselves descend from.
Now, nineteen years later, Cy and Joey leave the convent forthe first time to investigate a series of rapes and murder happening at acollege campus hours from the only place they’ve ever known or called home.Trying to navigate in this new world of school, parties, and the allure of theopposite sex, the twins quickly learn that being human isn’t all it’s crackedup to be. As they struggle with the feelings that come with falling in love,they both fight a battle from deep within. Will their love be enough? Willtheir own personal vendettas pull them in the wrong direction? But the questionthat plagues them most – are they good, or evil?

Shelly Morgan
Shelly is an Iowan girl. She nowresides in the town she was born and raised in. Having three children, it’shard for her to have any down time, but when she finds it, you can find herholed up somewhere reading her next steamy book in a long list of books in hervirtual library or writing her next story.
She is the author of the ForsakenSinners MC series, with her first book being released in February of 2015. Eventhough this is an MC series, she has plenty more ideas, so look out for morethan just biker novels from her in the future.
Shelly became fast friends withGeri before she even released her first book, but through their friendship theyboth decided to delve into the jar of Paranormal. It’s been a lot of work, butsuch a ride so far, she’s actually sad to see it end. But she knows that withthe end of this book, it’s not the end of the journey, it’s just the beginning.She hopes you enjoy it as much as she and Geri enjoyed writing it.


Geri Glenn
Geri is a Canadian girl, born andraised.  She’s a military wife, mother oftwo and devourer of words.  She can oftenbe found reading a good book, magazine or any shampoo bottle within reach.
She is the author of the Kings ofKorruption MC series, with her first book being released in August of2015.  A sucker for any type of alphamale, Geri refuses to be tied to one genre. 
Writing this book with Shelly hasbeen a welcome challenge and a ton of fun. She hopes you love Cyrus and Joey as much as she and Shelly do!



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RELEASE BLITZ - Mouth by various authors

Title: Mouth: A Steamy Anthology
Authors: Carter Ashby, Josie Bordeaux, M.C. Cerny, Christy Dilg, S.M. Donaldson, L.B. Dunbar, Roxie Elms, Mary Catherine Gebhard, Cassie Graham, Danielle Jamie, Lorraine Loveit, Kristen Hope Mazzola, Scarlett Metal, Katherine Rhodes, t. h. snyder, Kandi Steiner, Layla Stevens, Madison Street, E.A. Sutton, and Dawne Walters
Release Date: Oct 30, 2015
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20 authors bring you 20 brand new, steamy romances to help raise money for breast cancer awareness.
The Dark, Hot Night - Carter Ashby
Faking Love - Josie Bordeaux
Angel - M.C. Cerny
Vampire Escapade - Christy Dilg
Lesson for Lox - S.M. Donaldson
Paradise Tempted - L.B. Dunbar
Cherry Pop - Roxie Elms 
In Session - Mary Catherine Gebhard
The Trouble with Cowboys - Cassie Graham
Scandalous - Danielle Jamie
A Singer and a Solider - Lorraine Loveit
Rough & Tumble - Kristen Hope Mazzola
Second Chances - Scarlett Metal
Lessons - Katherine Rhodes
Lost Soul - t. h. snyder
Tag Catcher - Kandi Steiner
Tonight Only - Layla Stevens
Sea of Flames - Madison Street 
Sirens - E.A. Sutton
Commander's Wife - Dawne Walters
Mouth Karaoke Bar and Grill was founded by Christy Dilg in 2013 in the Forbidden Series. Christy decided to have an auction event supporting breast cancer awareness and donating the funds raised to the cause after the fans expressed their interest. The Mouth Rocks for the Cause Facebook event went so well that Christy decided to continue the event every year and to add Mouth in all of her upcoming books and donate portions of her book sales to the charity in that story.  Writing has always been about making a difference to Christy and Mouth is sure to add to that.
This year Mouth Rocks for the Cause will hold its third annual Facebook auction supporting breast cancer in October. The event will last a week but Mouth will be doing other things during the month to raise for the cause such as this wonderful collection “Mouth, A steamy anthology” which will feature almost twenty amazing authors together in a box set of novellas. The proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Carter Ashby - Carter Ashby is a hardworking housewife and homeschool mother by day, and a romance reader and writer by night. She lives in rural Missouri with her husband, three children, and two dogs. Find Carter on Facebook | Goodreads
Josie Bordeaux - Josie Bordeaux is the author of the Alluring Promises series. Her romance novels revolve around friendships, sizzling attraction and steamy sex scenes. Lust, passion and love are all entwined with a lot of drama and fun-filled friendships. Josie lives in the sunshine state with her best friend (AKA - husband) and two sweet, and very creative daughters.
When she's not driving her kids around town, she's usually clicking her fingernails on her keyboard or down at the beach where her eyes are glued to her kindle app reading. Find Josie on Facebook | Goodreads
M.C. Cerny - M.C. Cerny first fell in love with books after experiencing her first real ugly cry reading, Where The Red Fern Grows. Her debut romantic suspense novel, Flashpoint was written in a series of post-it-note ramblings that would likely make her idol Tom Clancy blush. She is a post graduate of NYU, working fulltime, and calls rural NJ home with her menagerie of human and feline fur-babies. When M.C. is not writing, you'll find her lurking in Starbucks, running marathons, singing Disney show tunes, and searching out the perfect shade of pink nail polish. Find M.C. on Facebook | Goodreads
Christy Dilg - Christy Dilg is a erotica romance author and also a full-time medical biller/assistant. When she's not writing she spends her time with her husband and teenage daughter. She is also known as Radiation Girl after beating thyroid cancer and finally living life the correct way and embracing her glow. Find Christy on Facebook | Goodreads
S.M. Donaldson - S.M. Donaldson is a born and raised Southern girl. She grew up in a small rural town on Florida's Gulf Coast, the kind of place where everyone knows your business before you do, especially when your Daddy is a cop and your Mom works for the school system. She married one of her best friends at the age of 20 and has one son. She is a proud military wife, has always had a soft spot for a good story, and is known to have a potty mouth. At the age of 31, she decided there was no time like the present to attempt her first book. Sam's Choice was born and she hasn't stopped since. If you are looking for a good, steamy, Southern set romance with true Southern dialect, she's your girl. Find S.M. on Facebook | Goodreads
L.B. Dunbar - I'd love to say I've written for 10,000 hours, and that makes me a pro. But I can't say that. What I can say is I had a story in my head that wouldn't go away. I thought typing it in my computer would be the end of things, but it only led to another story and another. I love reading, so characters in my head isn't something new. What is new is my creation of them. Hope you enjoy my favorites as much as I do. Happy reading! Find L.B. on Facebook | Goodreads
Roxie Elms - I'm a wild girl. I write about that. Sexy, steamy reads to enjoy at your leisure. I'm a world traveler from the UK and I've been everywhere. My mother was a Personal Assistant to a big star and it was an awesome life traveling with her. My stories will thrill, leave chills, intoxicate and bring you to pleasure.
Join me. It's a wild world to savor. Find Roxie on Facebook | Goodreads
Mary Catherine Gebhard - Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew and sometimes calls herself Eva Natsumi. She's lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don't worry, she sends postcards. Find Mary on Facebook | Goodreads
Cassie Graham - Cassie Graham is first and foremost, a wife and mother. She has one crazy daughter and a just as nutters husband that she loves dearly. She lives in sunny--all be it, scorching Arizona, where the summers are ridiculously hot and the winters are perfection. She'd pick winter any day. Obviously. ;)
Cassie has always loved to write and is so thankful that she's able to do it full-time. She's very lucky to have a husband who works his booty off working so she can live out her dream. Find Cassie on Facebook | Goodreads
Danielle Jamie - Danielle Jamie is a contemporary romance author who loves getting lost in a good book or writing a memorable love story. Her most popular works are her Bestselling Savannah Series, her heart wrenching standalone Tempt my Heart and her steamy new taboo novellas in her Stepbrother Series!
She lives in Upstate NY with her husband, two daughters and son. She loves traveling and seeing the world all the while meeting her fans along the way at Author Events. Find Danielle on Facebook | Goodreads
Lorraine Loveit - Even though Ms Loveit has a very busy life (wife, mother and secretary) she still manages to devote time to her passion for writing, and of course, reading.
Ms Loveit's current story came to her in a dream and it just grew from there. It is an erotic relationship theme with bdsm elements. She started writing it just to "get it out of my head." Lorraine has many more stories "in her head" just waiting for her to finish her current series. She also intends writing more short erotic stories.
She lives in the south west of Western Australia. When on holidays enjoys camping with her family and two dogs; always making sure she has plenty of reading material and, since she started writing, her laptop is the first thing packed. Find Lorraine on Facebook | Goodreads
Kristen Hope Mazzola - I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time "day job" and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.
Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I'd like or just to shoot the, well you know.
A portion of all my royalties are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation. Find Kristen on Facebook | Goodreads
Scarlett Metal - Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found reading, camping, or looking for an adventure. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands. Find Scarlett on Facebook | Goodreads
Katherine Rhodes - Author of erotica, light BDSM erotica and paranormal erotica. Expert in the profundities of bad movies and awful literature. Armed with her Bachelors of English, Literature she has set her mind to writing erotic romances which are kinky, dirty, and fun. A lackadaisical laundry goddess, Katherine resides in Philadelphia with her husband, three cats and a betta named Fishtian Grey. Find Katherine on Facebook | Goodreads
t. h. snyder - I was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania Sept 1979. For nine years I worked in the field of higher education while earning my Bachelor and Master Degrees in Management from University of Phoenix. I'm a single mother to two amazing children that are my world. I became an avid reader in spring of 2012 and since has read over 300 books. My genre of interest ranges from Romance to thrilling Paranormal.
This is more than just a hobby for me, it's a passion to read the words of great authors and bring life to their stories with my reviews and character castings.
I started writing my first novel in June of 2013 and anxious to see where this journey takes me! Find t.h. on Facebook | Goodreads
Kandi Steiner - Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her "freedom of press." She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn't working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine - not necessarily in that order. Find Kandi on Facebook | Goodreads
Layla Stevens - I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1996. I have a huge family who I shocked them when I told them I was writing my first book. I have had a love a reading since I was young. Reading has always been my escape. I can read and be a princess or a warrior. Reading for me was always something magical. And I hope to pass that on to you all.
I am blessed to be the mom of a little girl named Sage who is the light of my life. {I call her Olga, and she hates it} I did not give birth to her but I choose her. Find Layla on Facebook | Goodreads
Madison Street - Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she resided until she was 17 years old. After 9/11, Madison joined the United States Navy to serve her country.
During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether she's on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her blog.
Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she's a terrible singer, she'll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat. She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a compassionate and loving community. Find Madison on Facebook | Goodreads
E.A. Sutton – Find E.A. on Facebook | Goodreads
Dawne Walters - I started writing in journals when I was seven or eight when I lived in Europe. Little short stories that were inspired by the many castles and historic places that evoke the imagination. I also kept a journal while deployed to 'escape'. I would write short stories about military romance. So, some of those will become full length novels...some with a happy and not so happy ending! Be prepared.
I never started out to be an author. I always wanted to be a nurse practitioner. I'll get there maybe, one day...
My hobbies are photography (yes, I have done weddings, a few CD covers, lots of family and couples sittings). My favorite band is Thirty Seconds to Mars...Give them a listen! Find Dawne on Facebook | Goodreads

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Jen Winters Promo Post

Happy Halloween, Readers! Jen Winters here, guest posting on Roses & Violets Book Reviews! Thank you so much Louise & Karen for having me and giving me the chance to chat with you today!
For those of you who don’t know me, I write paranormal romance as well as homeschool my kids, and stay at home mom. You can tell I do all these things because my house is only clean once a month…for about two hours…
I am also a staunch supporter of the indie community! I promote and advertise other indie authors as much as I am able, and I admin a very special Facebook group called Author Promo Co-op. We don’t actually promote to each other, we help each other promote to our readers! This is an author’s resource group and a close knit circle of friends. We welcome any supporter of the indie community and liberally use the ban button to keep the spam away.

This week, I am happy to announce that Kissing Demons is going on its first Kindle Countdown Deal!! It will be available for download FREE from October 29th through November 2nd! Woohoo!! Can’t beat free, right?!

Why am I giving away my first book this week? Because I am having a PART-AY! October 30th I am hosting a paranormal romance SPECTACULAR!! We have an amazing line-up of authors taking over from 2:30-10pm CDT. We are having a huge competition to see who represents their favorite supernaturals best! Are you a vampire? Shifter? Spell-caster? Or Fae? Pick a team. Participate in the daily competition questions leading up to the party. Participate in the competition at the party, and we will find out who is the best!

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your favorite supernatural! Don’t forget to share this post and show our host some love! And remember…

RELEASE BLITZ - Marley a Carnage Novel by Lesley Jones

Lesley Jones Press Kit Marley: A Carnage Novel

Lesley Jones Biography

Lesley was born and grew up in Essex, just outside of London, England but moved with her family to Australia in 2006 and now lives close to the city of Melbourne. As well as writing, Lesley is an avid reader and also enjoys watching a game of football- the round ball version- while sipping on a glass of wine, during her down time. Despite now living in Aus, she is still an Essex girl at heart and remains partial to her waxing, tinting, sculpting and shellac routines. Lesley is a huge fan of social media and can often be found chatting to her readers in her various groups. She is a sucker for a reality TV show, with TOWIE being her obvious favourite.

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Marley: A Carnage Novel Book Summary

From the author of Carnage 1&2, comes this follow up novel. Marley tells the story of Carnage from Marley Layton’s POV. It will give you the missing years. Marley is a companion novel to Carnage 1&2 and both of those books should be read first. 
Want to know what really happened in that hotel room in Paris?
Want to know if the rumours of Marley, Sean and their sexploits were true?
We got to watch Georgia fall apart but what was Sean going through in those four years they were separated? 
Marley will give you the answers but he might just break your heart along the way.

"‘So, they want me to write a book? They want to know about my band, my life, my loves and my losses. But they have no idea what they’re asking for. If I give them what they want, they’ll get so much more than the sex and drugs and the rock and roll they’re expecting. They’ll get the secrets that I’ve kept for so long, they’ll get an insight into the person I really am, or at least was. They think they know my story, they know nothing.
If I do this, if I write honestly and give them the ugly truth, people will get hurt. People that I love, people that have already suffered in the worst possible ways.
Do I do this, or do I walk away? Taking my secrets to the grave."

Marley is an adult contemporary romance. It contains content suitable only for grownups with an open mind. There are scenes of group sex which include m/f/m a little bit of f/m/m and even some f/f/f/m/m/f/f/f. There is drinking and drug taking involved. A lot of swearing, some Essex slang and some very high emotion. Please don’t complain after reading this book that you weren't warned. 
 And yes, of course you’ll need tissues.

Carnage: The story of us Book Summary

I love him, from the instant I set eyes on him when I was just 11 years old I have loved him and nothing will ever change that, he owns me, he owns my heart and he owns my body and no matter how many lies are told, no matter how many people conspire to keep us apart, despite the fame and the distance, we will find a way. “Georgia Rae, when we made love you used to cry”… He waits for me to sing my bit. I try to swallow down a sob but I just end up singing through it… “I said I love you like the stars above, I’ll love you till I die” Carnage, an edgy coming of age love story that breaks all the rules and transcends the decades. Georgia and Sean's story will stay with you long after you read the final word. An emotional, smoking hot, gut wrenching read.

Carnage 2: The story of me Book Summary

When your world, your life and all of your hopes and dreams for the future are ripped out from under you, how do you go on? Death without dying is not only the most painful kind of death, it's also the most painful kind of life and I don't know if I'm strong enough to live it. I spend my lonely days and nights trying to make sense of what my life has become. Do I have the strength to move forward into the light, or should I just let the darkness take me? I'm Georgia Rae Layton McCarthy and this is the story of me, just me. I'm no longer a part of an us, it's just me. Alone. By myself.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

RELEASE BLITZ - Pretty In Ink by,Scott.Hildreth

Scott Hildreth’s Pretty in INK is LIVE!!!
Book Information
Title: Pretty in Ink
Author: Scott Hildreth
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Series: Bodies, Ink & Steel, Book 2
Cover Artist: Jessica Hildreth
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Stevie is a tattoo artist and a free spirit. She’s covered in tattoos, cusses like a sailor, and is quite brash. She lives payday to payday, can barely pay her rent, and uses a bicycle as her only mode of transportation. Every man in her sordid past has abused her, and she’s reached the end of her rope. Only attracted to tattooed alpha males, and primarily bikers, she begins to wonder if her choices in men have been poor. One day as she stands in a torrential downpour without a ride, a handsome man in a suit offers her a lift in his Porsche.
And she can’t help but wonder…
Wilson is a successful businessman and a self-made millionaire. He’s handsome, intelligent, loyal, and unlike many other men with similar interests and wealth, he’s got an extremely colorful personality.
But he also has a secret.
While having one of the worst days of his life, he meets Stevie. Immediately, his views on matters, and on life, change.
And he chooses to change her life in return.
But Stevie and Wilson are from two totally different worlds - worlds that historically don’t mesh well.
Can a self-made millionaire find love in someone who has nothing to offer him but herself?
Can a woman who has only known pain, abuse, and inconsistency see value in stability and sincerity?
Quite possibly only if both halves are willing to meet somewhere in the middle.

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Who is Scott Hildreth?
Born in San Diego California, Scott now calls Wichita, Kansas home. Residing in Kansas with his wife, Jessica, and five children (and another on the way in November 2015), he somehow finds twelve hours a day to work on his writing.

Addicted to riding his Harley-Davidson, tattoos, and drinking coffee, Scott can generally be found in a tattoo shop, on his Harley, or in a local coffee house when not writing.

Loyal to the fans, fan girls, and faithful followers who allowed him to make writing a full-time career, Scott communicates with his followers on Facebook almost daily. He encourages his readers to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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