Release Blitz Running to Stand Still

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Cover copyTitle: Running to Stand Still

Author: Lauran Rosolino

Genre: NA Romance

Collin was who he was: simple and easy.

Me? I was jagged and complex. I wanted everything.

And despite how he made me feel—safe—it was clear to me that we’d never work out in the end.

That divide between us would always be there.

Because I’d never ask him to give up on the things he wanted.

And, while I sometimes wished I could be that person, I wasn’t.

Just seven more months. Then Jamie Benson can leave this goodbye town behind her and start her new life in Chicago. She can leave this place of broken glass and cracked sidewalks and rusted fences. This place that holds nothing good. She can leave the ghosts and spinning rooms and shattered promises in her rearview mirror and never look back.

But all the stories she’s been telling herself are threatened when, one night, while tending bar at her father’s hole-in-the-wall dive, she meets Collin—a boy who is good and honest and sincere in a world where everything is harsh and cold and detached. A boy who makes her feel safe. A boy worth staying for.

Will Jamie be able to untangle the truths from the lies? Or will the sins of the past swallow her whole?

Author Bio

Jesse Speelman Photography www.jessespeelman.comAuthor of The Charm Necklace and Running to Stand Still. Writer of stories about finding beauty in brokenness.

She is a storyteller. Adventuer. Partner. Coffee drinker. Magic believer. Rebel with a gypsy soul. Lover of the woods and books, the woods and walks.

Born and bred in Detroit, Lauren grew up reading Harry Potter, watching Gilmore Girls, listening (and dancing) to a lot of music, and wondering why people do what they do. She graduated from Wayne State University with a BA in Psychology. Lauren lives with her husband, dog, cat, and bunny in Charleston, South Carolina.

To find out more and read her blog, Wonderstruck, visit www.laurenrosolino.com.

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Promo Post Highland Deception

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HighlandDeception_500X750Title: Highland Deception

Author: Lori Ann Bailey

Genre: Historical Romance

Scotland, August 1642

Maggie and Lachlan must fight their growing attraction, battling suspicion and intrigue as religious and political turmoil threaten to tear their clans apart.

He has sworn he will never marry.

Lachlan Cameron is honor bound to see a wounded lass to safety, although he has well learned women are deceivers, and this lovely maid harbors a wealth of secrets. But Maggie’s free spirit and charms enthrall him while he works to discover if she is innocent…or a spy scheming with his enemies to destroy his clan.

She has sworn she will never fall in love.

Maggie Murray fled her home to avoid a political marriage to an abusive man. Salvation comes when the Cameron laird, unaware of her identity, protects her as she escapes. His kindness slowly warms her, and she’s tempted to confess her real name. But his strong sense of honor would force him to return her to her father…and torment at the hands of her scorned betrothed.

 

Author Bio

Lori Ann Bailey has a romantic soul and believes the best in everyone. Sappy commercials and proud mommy moments make her cry. She sobs uncontrollably and feels emotionally drained when reading sad books, so she started reading romance for the Happily Ever Afters. She was hooked. Then, the characters and scenes that ran around in her head as she attempted to sleep at night begged to be let out. Looking back now, her favorite class in high school was the one where a professor pulled a desk to the center of the room and told her to write two paragraphs about it and the college English class taught by a red-headed Birkenstock wearing girl, not much older than she, who introduced her to Jack Kerouac. After working in business and years as a stay-at-home mom she has found something in addition to her family to be passionate about, her books. She lives in Northern Virginia with her real life hero, four kids that keep her on her toes, two dogs determined to destroy her house and two cats secretly plotting the demise of those dogs.

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Release Blitz Chicks Dig the Accent

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Title: Chicks Dig the Accent
Author: Roxanne D. Howard
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Cover artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Release date: 8/23/2016
Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/chicks-dig-the-accent.html
ISBN: 978-1-68252-207-3
Word count: 33,170
Page count (PDF): 107
Price: $3.99

Molly Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, Molly gave her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies, things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill, right wing boyfriend Sean, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate degree, moving to Paris, and is desperate to shake things up!

She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip…to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English professor’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along.

Author Bio

Author-HeadshotRoxanne D. Howard is a romance novelist who resides in the mid-western United States. Her first novel, At the Heart of the Stone, was published in February 2016 with Loose Id. Roxanne is a U.S. Army veteran, and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children when she’s not writing. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at author@roxannedhoward.com. To find out more, please visit her website at www.roxannedhoward.com.

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Love Song Standards Blitz

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Unchained Melody ~ Book 1

Unchained-Melody-3-Final-large-copyPamela Landers had it all, a senior partnership with a top law firm, expensive car, and a luxurious condo. What she desired most was a loving husband, children and a life filled with precious memories that would comfort her through her golden years.

Funny how fate has a way of steering you down that path where dreams really can come true. When Pamela encounters Gavin Templeton along her journey, she has some life-altering decisions to make that eventually lead her to happily ever after.

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Author Interview Cinnamon Tea

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Have you been writing for a long time?

I wrote my first novel when I was sixteen years old entitled The Burning Light back in 1985. I dabbled in short stories throughout the years, but I got hit really hard with the writing bug in 2014. A story popped into my brain in 2014 that needed to come out. It was ultimately called Black Tears and it was released as an e-book on Amazon. A little boy appeared one day holding a stringer of fish in an antique store owned by Theresa Barnwell. The little boy turned out to be a serious threat to Theresa and her family. Then came the novel for which I am best known so far, Mrs. Fields’ Journal. It centered around the towns of Waynesboro and Millen, GA. Anyway, this is the one that I get stopped by folks to talk about and the one that more than a few people have told me should be a movie one day. It’s flattering to hear, but I’ve moved on to Cinnamon Tea.

So, the last couple of years, I’ve been writing almost daily and I have so much more to come. I’m working on two projects at the moment. One, another horror novel (my second centered around the beach, see Just Breathe) and the other is a true story chronicling the marriage of one of my childhood best friend’s parents. Her mother was something to behold and there was a mind blowing twist that happened in their marriage that rivals any fiction an author can conjure.

I love writing. I love people’s reactions to what I’ve written – good and not so good.

What inspired you to start a writing career?

I read a LOT of Stephen King as a kid growing up in the eighties along with a little bit of Koontz. But, King is the man and still is. The way he weaves a story and sucks you in as a constant reader is something that aspire to do. Stephen King is a lot more than horror. 11/22/63. The Bill Hodges Trilogy, Joyland. The man can write and I only hope that I can be a quarter as talented as he is.

Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series?  

Cinnamon Tea is a stand-alone story. At it’s core, it is a story about a father’s love for his baby girl; and hers for him. I cried a little as I wrote the story being a father of a 21 year old daughter myself.

Why did you choose this genre?

Stephen King. Nuff said.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

My advice is to write. Don’t worry about it looking pretty, you can take care of that in the wash. If you have a story that eats at you, compels you to pound on the keyboard, then sit down and write it. Write it until the story is told. You can go back and edit and rewrite later, but get it down before it flies away from you. Don’t be afraid to let people read your work. Some are going to hate it, but just think about it. You will have people journeying to worlds of your creation. Now, how cool is that?

About the Book

51yur+PX2jLTitle: Cinnamon Tea

Author: Charles

Genre: Horror

Cinnamon Tea tells the story of Adrienne Whitman and Avril Whatley. Two young women that were taken from their families two years apart under eerily similar circumstances.

Detective Shawn Whitman, Adrienne’s father, senses that Adrienne is still alive when Avril Whatley turns up missing. Detective Whitman and Avril’s immediate family (her mother,

Jessie, grandmother, Annella, uncles T.C. and Jerry Lee) must work together to save their girls. The sweet aroma of cinnamon tea is prominent throughout this tale. It is so inviting, but it can also be deadly. Cinnamon Tea is a story of loss, a story of new discovery, a story of anger, a story of terror, a story of love and a story of closure. Are you drinking the tea?

 

Author Bio

Charles CampbellMy name is Charles Campbell and I live in North Augusta, SC with my lovely wife, Amy and two children, Brooke and Seth. I had a real passion for writing way, way, way back in high school and actually wrote a novel entitled, The Burning Light. It never saw the light of day outside of a few friends and an Economics teacher. The itch hit me in a real way earlier this year and I put fingers to keyboard and finished Black Tears back in March of 2014. That was a great practice run.

So, four self-published books later, I continue to write. I think I have gotten better with every book in my story telling. That’s the most important thing to me; telling a compelling story – a story that keeps you turning the page. A story that is hard to put down. That is what I continue to strive for. And, I believe that is what I have in my latest novel, Cinnamon Tea. The early Amazon and Goodreads reviews are mostly positive.

Mrs. Fields’ Journal has been the one most people point to and say, “Man, that was a great story. It really should be a movie.” And while that makes me feel really good, the feedback I received and continue to receive for Just Breathe is a bit more mixed. Ranging from, “This is the best thing you’ve written” to “I don’t really get it.” The funny thing is I understand both points of view because it is a head-trip of a story but that’s what made it my favorite…that was, until this one cropped up in my head.

Cinnamon Tea is pretty linear, so there isn’t a ton of characters. Nor are there a lot of back jumps (there are some, but none as drastic as the jumps between the fifties and the eighties that you find in Just Breathe. I’ll continue to write as long as I have folks that want to read my words. All I can say is Thank YOU for the continued support.

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Cover Reveal Chicks Dig the Accent

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Title: Chicks Dig the Accent
Author: Roxanne D. Howard
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Cover artist: Natasha Snow
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella

Release date: 8/23/2016
Purchase Link: http://www.loose-id.com/chicks-dig-the-accent.html
ISBN: 978-1-68252-207-3
Word count: 33,170
Page count (PDF): 107
Price: $4.99

Molly Ivers has always known she’d marry a foreign man with a delicious accent. Six months ago, in a night of unbridled passion, Molly gave her virginity to her friend and sexy-as-can-be neighbor, rocker Evan Castle. Unfortunately, thanks to his swarm of constant groupies, things didn’t work out, but they remained friends. Now, after having just broken up with her boring, run-of-the-mill, right wing boyfriend Sean, she’s on the verge of finishing her graduate degree, moving to Paris, and is desperate to shake things up!

She’s had a crush on Nicholas Sullivan, her British professor, for as long as she can remember. So when opportunity comes knocking to spice up her appearance in the form of a French life coach, she hires Jean Luc Dubois to help her let her hair down and become more Parisian and hip…to reflect the person she is within. Thanks to Jean Luc’s magic, she starts to catch her hunky English professor’s eye, but the more time she spends with Evan, the more she begins to realize that her Prince Charming might just be the one she’s known all along.

Author Bio

Author-HeadshotRoxanne D. Howard is a romance novelist who resides in the mid-western United States. Her first novel, At the Heart of the Stone, was published in February 2016 with Loose Id. Roxanne is a U.S. Army veteran, and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. She loves to read poetry, classical literature, and Stephen King. She is also an avid Star Wars fan, musical theater nut, and loves everything related to marine biology. She is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, several pets, and loves to spend time with her husband and children when she’s not writing. Roxanne loves to hear from her readers, and she can be contacted at author@roxannedhoward.com. To find out more, please visit her website at www.roxannedhoward.com.

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Book Excerpt Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly

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coverTitle: Harvey Hippo Wants To Fly

Author: Lisa Sankar-Zhu

Genre: Children’s Book / Picture Book

Harvey Hippo wants to fly,

But no one knows why.

No matter, he is determined to try.

But can he REALLY do it?

Author Bio

Lisa Sankar-Zhu is from the Caribbean, but lives in China where she runs her business Golden Mushroom (Henan) Cultural Industry Company Limited.  The first book she published, an illustrated Chinese fairy tale, was presented as a state gift by the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago to the President of China, in 2013.  Currently, she is developing a few intellectual properties for the Chinese market and the rest of the world.  If you ask Lisa Sankar-Zhu what she does best, she would answer that it’s being herself, because she’s been doing it all her life and, therefore, has become pretty good at it.

Contact: lisasankarzhu@harveyhippo.com

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