Friday, February 16, 2018

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The Wrong Kind of Compatible by Kadie Scott Book Sale, Excerpt & Giveaway


The Wrong Kind of Compatible
Kadie Scott
(Love Undercover #1)
Published by: Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication date: June 12th 2017
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance
Data analyst Cassie Howard may be brilliant (and, okay, a little awkward), but she’s worked hard to get where she is. She definitely doesn’t need some sexy new analyst coming in and taking credit for her work. Or the inappropriate thoughts that keep popping out of her mouth she’d rather he not hear.
For undercover FBI agent Drew Kerrigan, computers have always made more sense than people, but he’d better develop some slick social skills in a hurry if he’s going to win over the too-tantalizing-for-his-sanity Cassie. Hacking their systems was easy. Now he’s just got to hack the one person in the company most likely to see through his ruse…

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EXCERPT:
She flipped his hand palm up, and, with firm but gentle strokes, proceeded to massage the area. She pressed into the muscles, pulled on his fingers, and pinched the pressure point between his thumb and forefinger. Every stroke, every brush of her fingers against his skin turned into sheer sensual torture.
Done with his right hand, she placed it in his lap. Drew clamped his lips shut around a groan at how close she was to a part of his body that would love some similar attention. Instead, she picked up his left hand and gave it the same treatment.
“Is the pain gone?”
His headache was, replaced by an entirely different kind of ache. “Not entirely.”
“Okay. Let me try one more thing.” She let go of his hand. “Close your eyes.”
He did as she asked, but immediately regretted it, because now his mind could supply all sorts of inappropriate images as she touched him. He should put a stop to this, but found he couldn’t. Didn’t want to.
She gently ran the pads of her fingers over his face, smoothing over his brows, his forehead, his cheekbones, his temples. Needing to see her, he slowly opened his eyes.
She smiled, eyes dark with an answering desire. “Helping?”


Author Bio:
Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.
No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.
Kadie also writes award-winning paranormal romance under the name Abigail Owen.
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Hexcommunicated by Rafael Chandler Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway



Hexcommunicated
Rafael Chandler

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Neoplastic Press

Date of Publication: July 7, 2012

ISBN: 978-1478196662
ASIN: B008IVFRCE

Number of pages: 302
Word Count: 94,400

Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Cover Model: Rose Ballentine

Tagline: When the sun comes up, the girl of his dreams will murder him.

Book Description:

The name is Tepes. NicolaeTepes. I'm a federal agent with Hex Division.

When the sun comes up, the girl of my dreams is going to kill me.

My partner's a werewolf, but we get along okay. We were investigating this murder when we stumbled across a conspiracy unlike anything we've ever dealt with before. Ghostmortems, Scarevoyants, all kinds of freaks.

It started bad and got worse quick: a psychic on our team had a vision of the future. At sunrise, I'll die at the hands of the woman I love, and then a psychotic death cult will deploy a supernatural weapon of mass destruction.

We've got eight hours to prevent this prophecy from coming true, but the psychics of Hex Division are never wrong...

Excerpt Two:

          I holstered my gun. "Right. Let's toss the place."
            Zheng flipped the mattress over.
            I pulled dresser drawers. I froze. Stainless steel shuriken rattled against each other. I hauled open a few more drawers; in each one, more throwing stars. Maybe a hundred total.
            "Whiskey tango foxtrot," Zheng said. She leaned the mattress against the wall. A half-dozen circular saw blades gleamed on the boxspring.
            "Ambush," I said. I drew my gun. I snapped my fangs.
            Zheng went feral: full werewolf. Teeth bared, she hunched over and glared around the room, waiting for something to twitch so that she could eviscerate it. I held still.
            After a minute, I relaxed.
            "Okay," I said. "Nobody here. Let's keep searching."
            With a high-pitched scraping sound, the bed's metal frame buckled once, then lurched across the room. With a heavy thud, it slammed end-first into the door, scattering saw blades all over the carpet.

About the Author:

Rafael Chandler writes novels (Mask Beneath Her Face, The Astounding Antagonists), video games (SOCOM 4, Rainbow Six: Lockdown), and tabletop role-playing games (Teratic Tome, LususNaturae). He's a metalhead, kaijuphile, and gorehound.

Interview

1. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
Years ago, I visited the Edgar Allan Poe museum in Richmond, Virginia. I had devoured a collection of his short stories and poetry, and was eager to learn more about the man. It was a terrific experience, though I suppose that deep down, a part of me was hoping that it would be decorated with skulls and one-eyed cats and so forth.

2. What is the first book that made you cry?
I don't think it's ever happened to me. Can't remember crying while reading a book.

3. Does writing energize or exhaust you?
It energizes me! Creation is exhilarating, and my writing process (a standing desk, quarts of coffee, lots of pacing around the room) tends to keep me revved up.

4. What is your writing Kryptonite?
Silence. I function best when I'm blasting death metal at ear-splitting volume. Right now, I'm listening to Ulcerate's "Burning Skies."

5. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
No, I can't think of a scenario where I'd use a name other than my own.

6. What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
My wife, Heather Maxwell Chandler, is my best friend, and she's also the author of several books, including The Game Production Handbook (which was based on her 20 years of experience as a video game producer).

She and I worked together on a number of video games: for example, we both worked on Ghost Recon 2 (I did a bit of writing on the game, and she was the producer) and Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia (she produced the game, and I wrote the tie-in comic book, which was published by Dark Horse Comics. In addition, we co-wrote a book about creating video games: Fundamentals of Game Development. Her approach to project management definitely shaped the way that I write books. While I used to be a seat-of-the-pants writer, my collaboration with her has taught me to create in a methodical and organized fashion, tackling specific tasks during distinct production phases. Sounds very corporate, but what the hell, if it works, it works.

7. Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Thus far, all of my novels have been stand-alone, though I suppose a bit of crossover could be fun, somewhere down the line.

8. What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
Can't think of any, alas.

9. What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
I think George V. Higgins' The Friends of Eddie Coyle is magnificent, but when I mention it to people, I get blank stares. Read it! It's a sharp, tough crime novel.

10. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
The hermit crab. I work in solitude, like a hermit. The crab is nocturnal, as am I. And the genus Coenobita includes the land-dwelling hermit crabs -- and Coenobita looks an awful lot like Cenobites, the hideous entities from Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart.

11. How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
A half-dozen. I'm working a couple of them right now.

12. What did you edit out of this book?
At one point, there was a scene where Agent Tepes was attacked by an enemy agent in W.I.T.C.H. (Weapon-Integrated Tactical Combat Harness) gear. The witch, Abigail Williams, was cut from Hexcommunicated, but maybe she'll turn up in another novel someday.

13. If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
Video game development. I've been working in video games since 2000, but mostly, I've done scriptwriting or narrative design. If I didn't write, I'd find a job designing horror games. Big fan of the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series.

14. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
A few tidbits here and there. For example, in Hexcommunicated, the characters investigate strange occurrences at the abandoned Felicia Fox State Psychiatric Hospital. My friends and family know that I used to live across the street from Dorothea Dix Hospital. Also, when the characters are exploring, one of them reads a sign aloud: "Quarters for the Criminally Insane." That's a line from a song by Slayer (one of my favorite bands).

15. What is your favorite childhood book?

When I was a kid, I read Stephen King's The Stand -- a glorious novel!







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Bad Wolf by Jo Raven Teaser & Giveaway


Bad Wolf
Jo Raven
Publication date: February 8th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
This is no fairytale…
Once I fell in love with a gorgeous boy next door.
Years later, he’s back—a total hunk, hot as hell, and bad. So bad.
Rude. Cocky. Hard.
And I’m dying for a taste.
Jarett was our neighbors’ adopted son.
Handsome, strong, quiet, he was my protector, and my friend.
Now he’s back, and he’s still gorgeous.
Tall, dark and sexy. All man.
But he’s a bad guy, moving with a dangerous crowd.
So why do I keep winding up in his arms?
On his lap. In his bed.
I know better than this—I’m better than this. I should stop.
Only my heart tells me there’s good inside Jarett.
That I could save him.
Then again, what happens to gullible girls who climb into bed with the big bad wolf?
…Right.
EXCERPT:
Gigi is standing at the open door, the loud rock music spilling out into the alley. She looks left, then right, as if searching for someone. No great leap of the imagination required to know she’s looking for her friend.
And she sees me. Her gaze stops on me.
She steps all the way out and lets the door close behind her. “Rett?”



Author Bio:
Hi! My name is Jo, and I torture pretty boys for a living... :)
I am a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for my series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. I write edgy New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Legend by K.N. Lee Book Sale & Giveaway


Legend
Dragon Rising Book 1
by K.N. Lee
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Dive into the world of fallen angels, dragon shifters, demons, and vampires in the Dragon Rising novellas, where one woman must decide if she is content with hiding, or if she will grab her sword, shield, and armor to fight the evil destroying our world. Fans of The Vampire Diaries and True Blood will love Legend. 


An angel. Two smoking hot dragons. A demon ex-boyfriend. Rae must confront her past to protect her future. But, how can she fight evil when their attraction is unmistakable? 

Once a general in the Divine Army, Rae now spends her days masquerading as a human. Falling in love with the handsome surgeon in her hospital was dangerous enough. But, when her demon ex-boyfriend starts stalking her, he is the worst of her problems. A powerful dragon shifter wants her in his harem, and will do anything to get her, even destroy the world to win her heart. 

New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents a unique urban fantasy world that mixed sword and sorcery with paranormal romance. Download your copy of this fast-paced novella serial today! 

Trigger Warning: Adult situations, violence, cliffhanger ending. For mature audiences. 
THIS IS A SERIAL/SERIES OF NOVELLAS. EXPECT SHORT,  SEXY, ACTION-PACKED FANTASY


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K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the author of the Dragon-Born Saga, Eura Chronicles, Wonderland University, and the Chronicles of Koa series. When she is not writing twisted urban fantasy, epic tales of dragons, pirates, and mermaids, and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and spending time with her family. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys gaming and sketching. She is a winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 "Future Leaders of Charlotte" award for her success as a writer, business owner, and for community service.


She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press and represented by Hershman Rights Management.

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