Friday, June 9, 2017

Bad Things Play Here Release Day!!!!!!!

Hey guys,

My Paranormal Romance book, Bad Things Play Here, came out today!!! *Woot* Woot* I'm going to leave a few links below where you can purchase the book in either paperback or ebook form, as well as the blurb in case you've missed it!

I've also got another author interview coming at the end of the month, so keep checking back! ;)

Here are the links, as promised:

Amazon Kindle Edition:

Paperback Edition:

Smashwords Edition:

Please find and add the book to your TBR's on Goodreads, and be sure to leave a review once you're finished reading! Here:

In case you want to read it again, I'm going to leave the blurb here for you guys! :) As always, questions and comments welcome! Please let me know what you all think, and go grab your copy now!!! ;)


You can’t escape destiny…

Piper Anesidora hates her last name, and the Reaper and demon infested life that comes with it. For centuries, her family has been tasked with protecting Pandora’s Box, and ensuring it’s never reopened. That’s why five years ago she ran away, hoping to build a normal life, one of her own choosing. And it worked. For a little while. But now her brother has been taken by Orpheus, a malicious soul who’s escaped from the Underworld, and if that isn’t bad enough, he’s also stolen the box. The sooner she finds her brother and stops Orpheus from unleashing hell on earth, the better. Piper wants nothing more than to return to the mundane existence she’s created for herself. That is until she’s partnered with the one guy capable of making her crave more. She’s always been told giving into sin is wrong, but her ancestors clearly never met Lust.

You can’t resist temptation…

Reece Luben takes intimate knowledge to a whole new level. As the Greek god of lust, he has a long standing reputation to uphold as a playboy, despite the fact he’s grown bored with the game. It’s been centuries since he’s cared about someone other than his maenads, so he passes the time getting people to shed their inhibitions. As one of the few beings who can sense Pandora’s Box, Reece has no choice but to help Piper find and stop Orpheus, even though he’s avoided her family since the start of his second life. But the feisty Anesidora woman makes him feel things he’s long forgotten, and what starts out as one night giving into desire turns into another…and another. What happens when the god of lust decides he’s changing the game and playing for keeps?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Groovy Author Interview!

Hi guys,

I've got another author interview for you! Groovy Lee was nice enough to answer some of my questions about her books! Here's the interview, and a link to her page so you can check some of them out for yourselves! She writes clean Suspense, and Romance Suspense.

1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

A.   Although I’ve been writing all my life, I decided to get serious about it during my Harlequin-Silhouette Romance phase. Those beautiful love stories inspired me to want to become a romance author, too.

2.    What was the first book you ever wrote? What was it about?

A.   A romance novel, of course—LOL!  And it was about the usual romantic formula of conquering obstacles that get in the way of finding true love.

3.    Pick a favorite character of yours that you’ve written? Why are they your favorite?

A.   That would have to be Piper Banion from my first Suspense novel, ‘Cause She’s A Good Girl. That’s because she and I are a lot alike, and we’ve gone through similar hardships in life. Her mom was very abusive and told her often that she did not want her; she had to teach herself how to survive in life; she has a best friend that people mistake for her sister; she has a big, kind heart, and faces any problem in life with strong determination. (I like to think that’s me, also)

4.    Pick your least favorite.

A.   Piper’s abusive mom, Connie.

5.    Tell us something about your book. Preferably something that’s not already in the blurb.

A.   A Body Resurrected is a Thriller/Romance/with a bit of Sci-Fi woven into the storyline. Although it centers around two visitors from outer space, the story is really down-to-earth suspense, and about how far love can span the universe. It encompasses a strong female heritage that’s passed down through generations. There’s also a wonderful close-knit, protective relationship between the protagonist, Tina, and her grandmother, Bitsy.

6.    What do you do when you’re not writing?

 A. Music is my second love. I also try and catch up on my love for reading; I crochet; and tend to my garden. And if tennis is on, I’m glued to the television the entire season.

7.    What made you decide to write in this genre? Have you thought about trying other genres?

A.   I was hooked to Harlequin and Silhouette back in the day. So I love writing about the passion between a man and woman as their lives journey through obstacles towards a Happy-Ever-After. I write Suspense because I love edge-of-the-seat plots, and I tend to combine them at times. Even though I can add a bit of Sci-Fi into one of my storylines, I can’t write a book along the lines of Prometheus or Aliens. I don’t know if I have the know-how to write outside my preferred genres. If my writing imagination doesn’t take me into those worlds, then I would be no good at writing them.

8.    Do you get writer’s block?

A.   I’ve never met Mr. Block yet, and I sure hope I never do. But if he ever tries to sneak upon me, I’ll relax, empty my mind, and emerge myself in my other hobbies that makes me happy and will spark my imagination.

9.    Are you a plotter? Or do you like to write on the edge of your seat?

A.   My stories are often sparked by something someone says, or a song. I don’t really sit and think how to come up with the next book. I just write what my characters tell me to; and they will not let up until I get it right. So, I guess I’m an edge-of-seat kind of writer.

10.  Are there any social media sites/blog/website we can visit to get more information about current and upcoming projects?

A.   Thank-you for asking. Here they are:

 11. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you and/or your writing?

A.   I’d like to mention that I’m a clean writer. My books are not full of graphic violence, gory descriptions, or graphic sex. And I’d like the readers to know this in case they open one of my works and are expecting one thing and are disappointed. I really love writing and taking my readers on a journey that evokes all kinds of emotions. Please feel free to contact me at any of my social sites, I’d love to hear from you and talk about books or whatever.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Cover Reveal + Blurb...

Hey guys!

I mentioned yesterday that I was doing a cover reveal and giving the blurb out over on the author blog! If you're interested, it's posted and here's a link:


Thursday, May 18, 2017


Hey guys,

I've got another author interview coming hopefully sometime next week so check back for that! If you've been following me on Goodreads, you know what I've been reading! If you want a quick catch up, check the sidebar at the right! It'll show you the most recent reads from my Goodreads shelf and my ratings! :)

In other news, I have a book currently in the works and am hopefully doing a cover reveal tomorrow! Please head over to my author blog to see it and find out more! Thanks! :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

J.M Leduc Interview + Paperback Giveaway

Hey guys, I've got anther author interview/giveaway for you! This one is for author J.M Leduc, and his series Sinclair O'Malley! There will be three winners, all of which will receive PAPERBACK copies of the first two books in the series, SIN and Painted Beauty!

Here's the blurb for the first book:

Recruited by the FBI straight out of Quantico for her intelligence and attitude.Released by the bureau for the same reasons. Now, they need her back! Six girls have washed up along the Florida Keys and four agents are dead. The bureau’s only chance is a rogue agent who flies by her own wings. It is said, “Fight fire with fire.”The bureau knows, “Fight sin with SIN.” SIN. Her name says it all: Tempting―Dangerous―Deadly

And a link to the page:

For the second:

Back with the FBI, Sinclair “Sin” O’Malley has promised that this time she’ll play by the rules.
After a body is discovered lying on the sands of Miami Beach, she’s called in to lead the investigation. As the body count begins to rise, Sin soon realizes that she must dissect the killer’s MO by entering into a dark, twisted mind.
Sin must go head to head with a madman whose artistic vision is clouded by a nightmarish past. A killer who lives by the belief that, “Nothing gets in the way of the art.”
Pieces of the horrific puzzle link back to her friend, Charlie, and a case he solved forty-three years earlier. As confusion muddles her confidence, Sin must remind herself of the person she truly is: A righter of wrongs, an advocate for the underdog . . . the Pearl Angel of Death.
When dealing with madness, one needs to be mad. Laws must be set aside. “Rules were made to be broken.”

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Remember, three of you will win copies of BOTH of these books in PAPERBACK! The giveaway is at the bottom of this post, so don't forget to enter, but first, find out more about the author, these books, and the characters with this interview!
1.)    When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always been an avid reader, but unlike many authors, I was never fond of writing when I was younger. In my mid-thirty’s, I underwent a bilateral hip replacement which was life changing. While recovering, I began to write as a cathartic activity; by putting my feelings and frustrations on paper, I was able to release them. That’s when I found my passion.
2.)    What was the first book you ever wrote? What was it about?
The first book I wrote was Cursed Blessing, originally titled The Endowment. The idea for the book was a mashup of subjects I was reading about at that time. One was the Fountain of Youth, which had me thinking about the “what ifs.” At that same time, I was reading an article on Noah’s Ark and the biblical account of the flood. It stated that before the flood, people lived for hundreds of years and there was never a mention of sickness. After the flood, man’s life-span was much shorter and sickness and suffering were present. These thoughts flared my imagination. What if before the flood, an herb flourished on the earth that allowed people to live healthy lives for hundreds of years, and after, the herb was gone. In the story of Noah, it says that he knew he had found land when a dove returned with an olive branch. But, what if it wasn’t an olive branch but the last remaining branch of the Herb of Life, and Moses was told that the herb needed to be passed down to one individual, from generation to generation, but never consumed, and if it was, Armageddon would occur. The book begins with the person who is in possession of herb dead and the herb missing. All that’s left is a cryptic message.
That was the premise and my diving off point for the beginning of the book. Cursed Blessing started as a spark of imagination and ended up becoming a four book series: The Trilogy of the Chosen and Cornerstone.

3.) Pick a favorite character of yours from the book(s) you're offering in the giveaway? Why are they your favorite?
That’s an easy one, the title character, Sinclair (Sin) O’Malley.  I always wanted to write a strong female lead who was fiercely independent, intelligent, and beautiful, all while harboring some past demons yet to be conquered. Sin became all that and more.
4.)    Pick your least favorite, or if this is too hard, pick one that was the most difficult to write/capture.
I’m not sure if I have any least favorites, but as for hard to write, I can think of two. The first would be Sin. As a male, it was hard to write a strong female without her becoming cartoonish. I needed to keep her feminine, yet give her an attitude that would and could stand up against anyone, regardless of gender. It’s like walking a tightrope. I need to keep her on that fine line to keep her realistic and appealing to all readers.
Looking back, the character who was the hardest to write was, Ash, the antagonist in the second Sinclair O’Malley book, Painted Beauty. Ash does some vile things, yet I wanted readers to be sympathetic to the character, at least in a small way. That was hard.

5.) Tell us something about your book. Preferably something not in the blurb.
Every book starts as a single seed of an idea. With Painted Beauty, it started with a song I couldn’t get out of my head. A song, whose lyrics I wanted to incorporate into the MO of the villain. Due to copyright laws, this wasn’t possible. But with every roadblock, new paths are forged. The changes gave the book a direction and depth I never would have thought of.

6.) What do you do when you're not writing?
I’m the Assistant Academic Dean of a nursing college. Although, to be truthful, if I’m not writing, I’m thinking about writing. I never leave home without a small notebook and a pen. Sometimes ideas come at the strangest of times and in places that spark an idea or plot shift. I’m constantly writing down ideas and taking pictures with my phone.
7.) What made you decide to write in this genre? Have you thought about trying other genres?
I’ve always enjoyed reading suspense, so it seemed natural to write in the same genre.
8.) Do you get writer's block, and if so, how do you get past it?
I’m happy to say that I don’t ever get writer’s block. I’ll get to certain points in a manuscript where I’m not sure which direction I want to go in, or I might decide that the direction is wrong, and I have to go back and make massive changes, but I don’t “blank out.” I usually have more than one project going at once, so if I’m stuck, I’ll either switch to the other project or change my physical location, and that usually sparks my imagination. I find that a change in location helps me a lot. Sometimes I write at home, but I find my imagination gets fired up when I’m in a crowded coffee shop or a library.
9.) Are you a plotter, or do you like to write on the edge of your seat? As in, do you like to just go with the flow when you're writing, without a set idea of where each chapter is going?
I have tried to outline or plot, but it doesn’t work well for me. It takes me a while to get into my characters’ heads, but once I do, they tell me where they want to go and how they’ll act/react in certain situations. I like to think of this type of writing as “liquid writing.” It’s like a mountain stream, as the water flows down the mountain, it will change directions depending on the obstacles in front of it.
Writing without an outline/plot takes longer, but I think the results are worth the extra time. Steven James, one of my favorite authors, once said, “readers want to predict how a book will end, but the want to be wrong. They want to be surprised.” Writing in a fluid or liquid manner allows for those twists.
10.) Are there any social media sites, or a blog/website, we can visit to get more information
        about current and upcoming projects?
Thank you for asking. J You can find me on Facebook at and on Twitter at @JMLeDuc1
I also have a website, although I’m not as good at keeping current as I should be. Hopefully this interview will help me be more diligent. The website is
11.) Is there anything else you'd like us to know about you and/or your writing?
Your questions have been quite thorough, so I think we covered most topics. The one thing I don’t think most readers know is how important book reviews are to authors and publishers. Reviews don’t have to be long and intricate. Just a short note saying how much they enjoyed the book is fine. The last thing I’d like to add is that I enjoy interacting with readers, and I welcome their questions and comments.  I can always be contacted on Facebook or Twitter, and there is a contact page on the website.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank you, Chani. It’s been a pleasure talking with you, and I encourage everyone to subscribe to your blog.
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Dennis Meredith Author Interview + Giveaway

Sorry I haven't had the time to post any new reviews lately! If you're curious what I've been reading, please check out my Goodreads! I keep that pretty updated because it's easier. Also, don't forget that there are still 11 hours (as of 3/27) left for the YA Sci-Fi giveaway two posts down!

I've got another author interview and giveaway for you guys! Dennis Meredith answered a few of my questions, and has generously offered up 10 ebook copies of his book, The Cerulean's Secret! I've included the cover image, and the blurb below, and like always, everyone gets a daily FREE entry, so be sure to enter at the very bottom of this post! :)


Somebody has stolen the most beautiful cat in history!

It’s 2050, and the Cerulean cat, with its mesmerizing iridescent blue fur, is the ultimate genomic engineering triumph of the high-flying company, Animata.

Animata reaps massive profits creating and selling a marvelous menagerie of animals—including exotic crosses like cogs, dats, snurtles, alliphants, hamakeets, and feather boas. Its ultra-rich clients, however, clamor for the really spectacular specimens—dragons, unicorns. . . and now the Cerulean. The stunning cat had promised to bring billions of dollars from a corporation, a private collector, or an exhibitor.

Swept up in the theft is na├»ve young Timothy Boatright, a wanna-be writer and New York cabbie. He inadvertently picks up the thief and the nabbed Cerulean. The cops suspect he’s a partner in the crime.

To prove his innocence and save the cat, he tracks it down and steals it back. He ends up accused not only of catnapping but murder—fleeing the police, Animata thugs, a greedy drug lord. . . and Big Nasties! Somebody has set these 300-pound genetically engineered assassin-animals—with their three-inch fangs, razor claws, and night vision—on Tim’s trail.

Tim realizes that the Cerulean holds some explosive mystery he must solve to survive and save the cat. He must also save his friends held for ransom—the middle-aged, cat-loving former spy Callie Lawrence and her headstrong daughter Lulu, with whom Tim has fallen madly in love.

The Cerulean's Secret is a fast-paced thriller that projects today's amazing genomic technology into a future of incredible biological manipulation.

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I'm a cat person, so this sounds really interesting! Not sure the lengths I'd go to in order to get a blue cat...hmm.....
Anyway, here's the interview:
1.) When did you decide to start writing?
In high school, I took part in a contest called "Ready Writing," where
you walked into a room, were assigned a topic, and had to write about
it. I just loved writing and knew that's what I was supposed to do. I
knew I would end up writing science fiction because I loved science, as

2.) Out of all of your works, which is your favorite, and why?
I'd have to say The Cerulean's Secret, because it started decades ago
with a simple question "What if there was a blue cat?" that just haunted
me, driving me to write it. It was very satisfying to see that one
question blossom into a richly plotted novel with characters I loved.

3.) Have there ever been any characters who were particularly difficult
to capture for any reason? Any that were very easy to write?
I've had no difficult or easy characters. They just come alive,
sometimes seeming to write themselves. I'll start with a very basic idea
for a character, and let the character grow--with more and more
complexity, personality, and quirks--as the plot unfolds.

4.) Tell us more about the book you're offering up for this giveaway.
What inspired you to write it?
As I said, decades ago, the question "What if there was a blue cat?"
popped into my head. I was working at Caltech at the time, where the
genetic engineering revolution was beginning, as biologists were
inventing machines for sequencing and synthesizing DNA. So, I thought of
the cat as being a genetically engineered creature. And that idea
spawned the idea of a whole future industry of genetically engineered
pets, with this cat being the crowning achievement. And the driver of
the plot was the theft of this amazing cat.

5.) What is one of your favorite books written by another author?
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury has always stuck in my mind. It's such a
haunting idea; of a time when books are burned.

6.) Do you have a website/blog, or any social media accounts where we
can go to find more information about current and upcoming works?
My web site is , where you can get information
and sample chapters of all my novels.

7.) What is your favorite genre, and why?
I love science thrillers, because they incorporate real science into
fictional plots, encouraging readers to find out more about the science
behind the novel.

8.) Are you a plotter, or do you like to sit down and just write
whatever comes to you?
When I start a book, I know generally where the plot is going and often
how I want it to climax. I do come up with twists along the way,
sometimes twists that surprise even me.

9.) Tell us something random about yourself.
We just moved to the near-desert climate of southern California, and I
have become crazy about succulent plants. They're like alien organisms
from another world.

10.) Any last comments, or things we should know about you and your
I have more than a dozen novel plots percolating in my brain, so there's
lots more to come!

Thanks for answering, Dennis!
All right, guys, you know the drill! Enter below for a chance to win an ebook copy of this book! We've got ten copies to giveaway! :)
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Ashely Earley Author Interview

I've got another giveaway coming in a few days, but first, an author interview! Ashley Earley, author of Alone in Paris, which comes out on April 1st, was nice enough to answer a few questions for me! I'm adding the blurb and the cover below, so you can get an idea of what this book is about, and then straight into the interview!

As a quick side note, don't forget to sign up for the currently running giveaway! Here's a link to make it easier:


Breathe, Taylor.

Taylor Clay's family isn't exactly perfect. They may look the part with the nice, big house and her dad's fancy job, but that's what's tearing them apart. That, and her dad's sudden recurring drinking problem.
Though her family is close to falling apart, she never wished for something like this to happen. She never wished for her father to drive off a bridge. Especially not while they were on vacation; especially not when her and her mom were in the car with him at the time.

She's devastated after the fact. And it isn't helping that the papers are gossiping about how the pristine lawyer could have driven off the bridge on purpose. And just when she thinks nothing could possibly make things worse, she realizes she's left alone with no relatives to care for her.
So she's alone. Her parents are dead. And she's stuck in the country her family was visiting for their vacation. She's alone in Paris.
Just breathe.

Then Nathan walks into the picture. Funny, snarky, persistent, and sometimes, just flat out rude, he annoys Taylor to no end. He won't leave her alone, but Taylor doesn't know whether or not she should push him away.

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1.) When did you first start writing?

I was 14-years old when I started writing. At first, it sort of started out as an experiment. I wanted to see if I could write a book—to see how difficult it was. I ended up loving it and couldn’t stop. I wrote one book after another!

2.) Tell us a little bit about the book you're offering for giveaway. (Preferably something not in the blurb).

I’ll tell you about how I got the idea for Alone in Paris. I got the idea for the book Alone in Paris from a picture. The picture was of a girl sitting next to a small pond. She was wearing a white dress, and more importantly, she was alone. And I just imagined there being the Eiffel Tower in the reflection of the pond.

Since I pictured the girl in the photograph alone, when I started writing Alone in Paris, I had to figure out how she came to be alone. 

I wondered how she came to be alone and thought about it for a while until I came up with the idea about how she came to be by herself and why. However, the story and where it would take me wasn't obvious. I wasn't sure who my character was and where the story would go, and if I could write a contemporary since I was used to writing fantasy. I was struggling to figure out what kind of book Alone in Paris would be.

I wrote the first five chapters for Alone in Paris. But I had been working on another book project at the time, and quickly came to the conclusion that I couldn't write 2 books at once. So, I put it away, only to pick it up again 4 years later. I somehow finished it, and writing it wasn't so bad, even though it lacked battle scenes and scary creatures lol. I've actually written another contemporary book since finishing Alone in Paris.

Here is a link to a blog post to find out more:

3.) Which character was your favorite to write in this book? Why?

My favorite character to write for Alone in Paris was the main character, Taylor. It’s actually funny, sometimes it was miserable to write through Taylor’s eyes because she is a very broken character that doesn’t know how to move forward with her life. Her sadness consumed me at times. But she managed to pull through and find a way to move forward because of Nathan. Taylor was my favorite character to write because she could pull me into her world and her feelings projected onto me.

4.) Which character was your least favorite? Or, if this is too hard (it would be for me!) which was the most difficult?

The most difficult was actually Nathan, because I did not want it to seem like that he was only there to make Taylor feel better. I didn’t want it to seem like that Nathan was Taylor’s only reason to move on. Taylor is stronger than that. She didn’t need a guy to help her through her struggles; she only needed someone to show her that it was possible to overcome those struggles. I wanted my readers to understand that Nathan was someone that Taylor could count on.

5.) Have you always written in this genre, and do you plan to continue? Or is there a genre you hope to one day try writing?

I’ve always written young adult books. I do, however, write different genres that are involved in young adult; such as fantasy or contemporary, etc. I’ve written a few contemporary books, but my favorite books to write are fantasy/adventure novels. I do hope to move into writing thriller/suspense novels in the future.

6.) If you were stranded on an island with only one other person, which character of yours would you want it to be and why?

I would choose a character from my current work in progress. His name is Devan, and he is so sweet and always there for the people he cares about. I’m really enjoying writing about him, so he is definitely the character I would want to have by my side if I was stranded on an island.

7.) Name one of your favorite books written by another author.

Name only one? That’s tough, but I guess I would have to say Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. He’s just SO DREAMY!

8.) Do you have any other projects currently in the works?

Currently, I am working on writing a series that is set in the Salem Witch Trials. I’m very excited about it! I hope to send the first book out to agents and publishers as soon as the first book is revised.

9.) What inspired you to write this book?

I was inspired to write Alone in Paris by a picture at first (see answer to question 2). I was 14 at the time and only wrote a few chapters before I set it aside. What inspired me to pick up the project again and finish it was several things. The scenery of Paris has always caught my attention and has always been a place I wanted to visit, but the idea of being stranded in a foreign place was what really inspired me. I also wanted to write about raw characters that could come together and find comfort in each other. So, I molded my characters and tried to make them as emotional as I possibly could.

10.) Any other comments, or things we should know about this or any other upcoming projects?

Beware the ending of Alone in Paris. I wasn’t even sure how the book was going to end until I came to the last 2 chapters.
I wanted the ending to be smooth and leave my readers satisfied with how Taylor and Nathan's story came to a close. I also wanted to leave my readers guessing with how things continued between them. I wanted to make it clear that just because the book ended, it didn't mean that Taylor and Nathan's story was over. Their lives continued on beyond Alone in Paris. While there will not be a sequel for Alone in Paris, I wanted to show my readers that my characters' story wasn't over.

11.) Any social media sites, or a website/blog, we can follow to get more information on your work?

Of course! I’m always active and love hearing from my readers and other writers!

Instagram: @ashley_earley
Twitter: @ashleyc_earley
Snapchat: @ashley.ace3
Remember guys, the book releases on the first!!!!