Monthly Archives: May 2012

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop: Win a copy of Call of the Sea #PNR #CalloftheSea


Welcome to my little corner of the world wide web. Let me start by thanking you for deciding to give my link a click. I’m happy to have you here and just as happy summer is almost here!! Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner — one of my favorites of the year. Picnics, BBQs, camping, the un-official start to summer. Love it all!

As a way to kick off the summer season and celebrate the impending release of my debut novel (on June 21, 2012) I decided for my part in the giveaway hop, I’m would offer up an eBook copy (your choice of .epub .mobi or pdf)  of my debut novel, CALL OF THE SEA. Win it before you can buy it, as they say.  🙂

Back of the Book:

There is no denying the call of the sea.

Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

So, about now you are probably wondering what you need to do to qualify to win this fantastic prize. I’m an easy going gal, so I have made things super simple.

All you need to do to qualify to win is:

1. Like my Facebook page. You can like it by clicking the LIKE button on the Facebook widget found in the sidebar or you can visit the page at http://facebook.com/rebeccahartwriting

2. Comment below and tell me what your “calling” is. Maybe you’ve been called to teach, or you’re the mother to three great kids. Or perhaps you’re more like me, and think you were meant to write. Whatever it may be, share it with me below. Please also provide a valid email address so I can get in touch with you and send you the prize should you win.

The winner will be selected at random from all qualified entries made before Midnite EST on May 31, 2012.

Make sure you Click the banner at the top of this post or here:  Linky list to visit with the other participating sites offering giveaways today. I’ll probably see you there 🙂

My thanks to I am a Reader Not a Writer and Page Turner for hosting this Blog Hop.

Happy Summer!!
Rebecca

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Cover Reveal: Make Believe (Various Authors) #CoverReveal #eBook #Anthology

Fantastic Cover — Love it. And the stories are by some fantastic up and coming authors.

Bex Book Nook

Make Believe

by J.A. Belfield, Jennifer M. Eaton, J. Keller Ford, Terri Rochenski, Kelly Said, Lynda R. Young

Release Date: December 3, 2012

Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance

Back of the Book

Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski

An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place.

With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford

There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher’s brother from an insanity-ridden death.

After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton…

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Congrats to fellow Inkspeller, Naya Nikki on her Release!!

Bex Book Nook

Title: Familiar Ties

Author:Naya Nikki

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: InkSpell Publishing

Format: eBook, Kindle, Paperback

Purchase:Publisher | Amazon | B&N

Book Synopsis:
Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother’s death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.

Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is traveling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe. These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches.

However through their…

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Familiar Ties Release Day Party and #Giveaway #FamiliarTies @nayanikki

Title: Familiar Ties

Author: Naya Nikki

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: InkSpell Publishing

Format: eBook, Kindle, Paperback

Purchase: Publisher | Amazon | B&N

Book Synopsis:
Max West is a widower raising Phoebe, his four-year-old daughter. Phoebe has to live with the fact that the day she was born is also the day of her mother’s death. As her fifth year without her mother approaches, Phoebe finds solace in her godmother, Amy Riley, and her daughter, Grace Crawford, another single parent family.

Amy Riley is a successful fashion designer who spends most of her days raising her four-year-old daughter, Grace, while her wayward boyfriend is traveling the world making the next best film. As the fifth year without her best friend looms she finds comfort in her ex-boyfriend, Max, and his daughter, Phoebe. These two “broken” families have a tough week to face as the dreaded day approaches.

However through their past, present and debatable future will their choices affect the outcome both parents clearly want and are simply denying? Or will Phoebe and Grace lose the only “whole” family they have ever known?

Early Praise:

“This book was heart-achingly lovely. Well done, Ms. Nikki, your books will be an auto-buy for me from now on. I’m a fan!”
~ Brooke Moss, author of “The Carny” and “The ‘What If’ Guy” – Read the full review.

“Past, present, and future converge in a nicely woven tapestry of special, life-changing moments in each character’s life. This dreamy, melancholy journey will make you laugh, cry, and jump for joy.”
~ Aubrie Dionne, author of “Paradise 21” – Read the full review.

“Naya has a way with emotions that’s hard to describe. I have read her short story “Coming Together” as well and it gave out the same glow to me. She writes from heart and has a bright future in writing. It’s unique and quite homey. A must read for anyone who is looking for some cuddling and warm love.”
~ Shilpa Mudiganti, author of “Always You” – Read the full review.

Discount:

But wait, there’s more!
For the first two weeks Familiar Ties is available from the publisher’s website at an amazing 30% discount!
What are you waiting for? Go buy your copy!

Cover Reveal: Make Believe (Various Authors) #CoverReveal #eBook #Anthology

Make Believe

by J.A. Belfield, Jennifer M. Eaton, J. Keller Ford, Terri Rochenski, Kelly Said, Lynda R. Young

Release Date: December 3, 2012

Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance

Back of the Book

Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski

An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place.

With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford

There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher’s brother from an insanity-ridden death.

After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton returns to discover his only sibling, Cayden, possessed by greed and malice, and responsible for malicious, unthinkable deeds. Cayden, though, isn’t the only one afflicted by the Amulet of Ormisez, and Elton finds himself in yet another battle, where the price of failure could be his own life.

Birthright by Lynda R. Young

Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible.

She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she’s never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.

Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.

Petrified by Kelly Said

A mysterious storm has replaced summer with winter, devastating crops and smothering Castle lands in snow. Prince Sterling August stands alone as a leader, lost in personal grief as well as a desire to help his people but with an inability to do either.

The answers he needs await him, but without Lochlyn, a woman who’s just as isolated as Sterling, he’ll never see what stands before him, cloaked in illusion.

Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton

Emily is a Red, a woman whose sole purpose in life is to produce offspring. When her husband dies and leaves her childless, she risks her life and forsakes the safety of Terra—a disease-free city born after the nuclear holocaust. Beyond its boundaries, she knows, survives a man with whom she can be properly paired.

The Outside, though, holds secrets the government struggles to keep, and what Emily discovers on her quest for a mate will change her life forever.

Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield

From a charity auction, to a stroll in the park, to the craziest night of her life. Nicole Harrington can’t help but wonder how a simple event went so drastically wrong.

Of course, the male escort she booked is wholly to blame. Not only charming but shrewdly intelligent, Benjamin Gold drags Nicole into a platoon of unimaginable problems—ones from which she’ll have to find the courage just to survive.

URL: http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/17

Sinful Sirens Giveaway Winner Announced!

I know I am just a bit late in posting this. I had hoped to be home from my weekend camping outing to post the winner by noon today, but my lateness is your gain, as I accepted any entries posted before I came home to run the entries through the random winner generator.

AND THE WINNER of the Autographed Print Proof of ACE in the Hole is:

JoAnna B

 

Congratulations JoAnna B!! I will be emailing you in just a few minutes to get the address so I can ship the book out to you.

Thanks to all who visited, commented and followed me as part of this Blog Hop.

Happy Sunday!
~Bex

Sinful Sirens #Giveaway Hop: Win a Signed Print Proof of ACE in the Hole #erotica

First off, thanks for stopping in at my little corner of the giveaway hop. This Giveaway Tour is being sponsored by the great people at Under the Covers and Guilty Pleasures Blogs. Make sure you stop by these sites and visit with the other participating blogs.

For my little part of the giveaway, I am offering one lucky entrant a SIGNED print PROOF of ACE IN THE HOLE by R. Brennan (That’s me).

The giveaway will be open to US, Canada, and UK residents only.

Here’s what you need to do to win. Between now and when the contest closes at 11:59 PM EST on May 19th, 2012 complete the following little tasks.

1. Follow me on twitter @bexbrennan

2. Like my Facebook page http://facebook.com/bexbooknook

3. Leave me a comment below letting me know you completed these two tasks and a way I can contact you if you are selected as the winner.

That’s it. 🙂 Simple, right? The winner will be selected by random.org from all qualified entries at Noon EST on May 20, 2012 and announced here immediately following. Good luck!!

Now, I bet you are wondering what you’re winning.

Book Blurb:

Twenty year old, Marley Drake is smokin’ hot and she knows it. In search of her next Sugar Daddy, Marley hits a trendy downtown bar with her best friend, Amy. What she finds may just be the jackpot–if she can get past the fact that he’s at least three times her age and a bit creepy.

Marley realizes Professor VonHessen is much more than he appears when he introduces her to his robotics masterpiece, ACE; an anatomically correct android built for sex.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win the print proof, you can always pick up an electronic copy at these fine retailers for just $.99.

Amazon

Smashwords

Barnes and Noble

Oh, and if you give it a read, be sure to post a review. This erotica author thanks you.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!!

Book Review: Charlinder’s Walk by Alyson Miers #dystopian (@novelpublicity)

Charlinder's Walk
Charlinder’s Walk by Alyson Miers
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I would preface this review by stating that I have not read a great deal of dystopian fiction, nor am I a huge fan of futuristic tales, but Charlinder’s Walk wasn’t quite what I expected it would be going into the novel. The story is presented with a more fantasy feel, than a sci-fi futuristic style, which I did appreciate and respond well to.

Charlinder’s walk is the tale of a teacher in 2130, Charlinder, who decides to embark on a journey to learn the origins of the plague that ravaged the planet in 2012. He is rather unprepared for what he might find, but intent to learn all he can about the past and the causes of the plague with the hope he, and his people may find a way to keep it from happening again.

Ms Miers writing style is easy to read and understand, while not losing any of it’s descriptive qualities. Some of the longer diary sequences in the novel I found a bit distracting — not for their content or the times when the author breaks to them, but the large sections of italics text were a little tough on my eyes and I found each time they popped up, I was jarred a bit from the depths of the tale and had to work my way back into it.

Im not one to post spoilers in my reviews, so I won’t go heavy into the plotline, but would state that the story explores Charlinder’s voyage to adulthood in a world much bigger than he’d ever expected when he started his trek. It also touches on religious ideals, gender roles, and holistic healing methods. All interesting stuff.

I would suggest Charlinder’s Walk without reservation to any dystopian fiction fans, or anyone interested in a well written coming of age tale with some really interesting and unique plot twists.

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Novel Publicity Blog Tour Notes:

Wanna win a $50 gift card or an autographed copy of Charlinder’s Walk? Well, there are two ways to enter…

  1. Leave a comment on my blog. One random commenter during this tour will win a $50 gift card. For the full list of participating blogs, visit the official Charlinder’s Walk tour page.
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest!  I can’t host Rafflecopter here, but visit the Official Tour Page to enter.

About the author:

Alyson Miers was born into a family of compulsive readers and thought it would be fun to get on the other side of the words. She attended Salisbury University, where she majored in English Creative Writing for some reason, and minored in Gender Studies. In 2006, she did the only thing a 25-year-old with a B.A. in English can do to pay the rent: joined the Peace Corps. At her assignment of teaching English in Albania, she learned the joys of culture shock, language barriers and being the only foreigner on the street, and got Charlinder off the ground. She brought home a completed first draft in 2008 and, between doing a lot of other stuff such as writing two other books, she managed to ready it for publication in 2011. She regularly shoots her mouth off at her blog, The Monster’s Ink, when she isn’t writing fiction or holding down her day job. She lives in Maryland with her computer and a lot of yarn. Connect with Alyson on her website,blog, Facebook,Twitter or GoodReads.

Get Charlinder’s Walk on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Cover Re-Reveal: Darkness and Light by J.A. Belfield (@jabelfield) #CoverReveal #Ebook #PNR

Darkness & Light

A Holloway Pack Story
by J.A. Belfield

Release Date: July 1, 2011
ebook Re-Release Date: June 1, 2012 (with bonus scene content!)

Target Reader: Adult

Keywords: Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Werewolf

Back of the Book

Jem Stonehouse, a housewife with a neurotic husband bent on keeping her in line, dreams about werewolves in, what she believes, is a bid to escape boredom.

Sean Holloway is a werewolf, living a charade within the human race, whose mind drifts to a bond he shares with a woman he hasn’t met — at least, not in this lifetime.

Apart, the two are safe but live unfulfilled lives.

Together, they’ll become prey to rival packs just as they have been for hundreds of years.

When their worlds collide, and not for the first time, instinct takes over. Dreams become reality. Futures are uncertain. To keep history from repeating itself, Sean must teach Jem about his heritage, convince her of her role, and win her love.

Can Jem accept her destiny before it’s too late, or is her inner wolf buried too deep to save her future with Sean?

Bonus!
The re-release of the Darkness & Light ebook will include three bonus scenes from Sean Holloway’s perspective.

Double Bonus!
For the month of June (June 1 – 30, 2012), Darkness & Light will be on sale for just $.99 USD.

URL: http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/1

Other Books in this series include:
Instinct (#0)
Eternal (#0.5)
Blue Moon (#2)

You can find my review of Darkness and Light HERE

Sinful Sirens Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow!! Runs May 15th-20th #erotica #giveaway

Make sure to stop in tomorrow and enter to win a SIGNED print PROOF of ACE IN THE HOLE by R. Brennan (That’s me).

The giveaway will be open to US, Canada, and UK residents only. This Giveaway Tour is being sponsored by the great people at Under the Covers and Guilty Pleasures Blogs.

Since WordPress does not support Linky Tools and the like, please make sure to visit the host sites (which will be linked at the bottom of my Giveaway post tomorrow) so you can visit with the other participating blogs as well. There will be tons of freebies offered, so make sure you stop in and enter to WIN!!

See you tomorrow!
~Bex

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