Cover Reveal – The Definition of Icing

I am beyond excited to share with you the gorgeous cover of ‘The Definition of Icing,’ by Aven Ellis. Here it is in all its beautiful splendour.

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I am so excited about the release of this book, I have been fortunate enough to read this and let me tell you, you are in for an absolute treat. Aven Ellis is an expert when it comes to weaving beautiful, sweet, funny stories and ‘The Definition of Icing’ is probably her best story to date. You are going to fall in love with this story and especially the gorgeous, tattooed hero Nate Johansson. It’s the second book in the Dallas Demon series, but don’t worry if you haven’t read the brilliant ‘Waiting For Prince Harry’ yet, both books can be read separately and in any order.

So here is what ‘The Definition of Icing’ is all about;

Kenley Hunter finally has everything sorted out. Fresh from studying chocolate making in Europe, she’s gambling everything on her new business, Confection Consultations.

All Kenley wants in life is people to take her seriously, to see the person on the inside rather than the blonde beauty on the outside. While pursuing her passion of chocolate, Kenley discovered people seek her knowledge. They see past the exterior and fall for the chocolate delights in front of them.

So with work as her focus, Kenley is ready to start her career in Dallas. Men are out of her recipe, because she fears that once they get past her looks, they’ll be disappointed in what they find. Kenley decides she’s all about the chocolate now.

Or is she?

Because a chance meeting with new Dallas Demon hockey star Nate Johansson might change everything. Sent to Dallas in a blockbuster trade, Nate is somewhere he doesn’t want to be, for reasons that have caused him heartbreak on multiple levels. Nate knows he will never trust a woman again after what happened to him in Minnesota.

But when he meets a woman with an intriguing name and a passion for chocolate, Nate isn’t so sure about his theory. And he might just learn a definition of icing other than the one used in hockey with Kenley as his guide…

The Definition of Icing is out May 27th but if you want to know when you can pre-order it you can follow Aven Ellis on her Facebook page and as soon as it appears on Amazon she will share the link with you.

https://www.facebook.com/AvenEllis1

And you can add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25316260-the-definition-of-icing

Cover Reveal of The Back Nine

If you’ve been following the fun over on Gia Stone’s blog (https://giastone.wordpress.com/)  you’ll have seen a sliver of her debut cover being revealed every day, but today I can reveal the whole cover to you it all its sexy glory. So here it is.

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Here is the blurb:

A lot can happen on the back nine of a golf course, especially if your
focus is not on the ball. Alec Marino has been building his clientele list
in Cozumel’s most exclusive golf resorts while keeping his private life
confidential.

Brooke Carmichael’s life revolves around one thing: her career. Her bed is
like a permanent sand trap—depressing and empty. When a business trip leads
Brooke to the sunny island where she is ready and willing to learn
something new, she decides to take a swing at golf. Some temptations are
too delicious to resist and one stroke from Alec sends Brooke’s entire
world into a backspin.

Blinded by desire, Alec goes against his own rules and makes Brooke and
offer she can’t refuse. As secrets begin to surface, Alec and Brooke must
decide if they will let it drive them apart or if mixing work and pleasure
will score a hole in one.

Here are the buy links

www.bookstrand.com/gia-stone
www.bookstrand.com/the-back-nine

And here is Gia with any other information you might need;

You can also find this on my author page at:

http://www.bookstrand.com/gia-stone

If you have a Kindle, you don’t have to wait the 4-6 weeks for books to reach third-party outlets. You can have the file sent directly to your device:

http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/customers/kindle.htm

And if you have other devices, you can get the format you need and transfer them to your device via USB cable or download, depending on your device:

http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/customers/nook.htm

http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/customers/kobo.htm

http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/customers/ipad.htm

http://www.sirenbookstrand.com/customers/android.htm

And if you have a compatible iOS or Android device, you can get the Siren-BookStrand app (and get some free, exclusive books available only through the app).

Cover Reveal for Game of Scones

I’m soooooooo excited to share with you the gorgeous cover of Game of Scones by Samantha Tonge today, so here it is in all its sunshiney, summery, sparkly goodness.

Game of Scones_FINAL (2)Isn’t it beautiful.

And here’s what it’s all about

A story of icing and flour…and how love doesn’t always go to plan!

Growing up, Pippa Pattinson’s summers were spent in the idyllic Greek island fishing village of Taxos. There she spent many long hazy days determinedly ignoring thoughts of the life her parents had mapped out for her (a dreary-but-secure accounting job and obligatory sensible husband!) Instead she daydreamed of running her own tea shop – serving the perfect scones –with mocha-eyed childhood friend Niko by her side…

Arriving back in Taxos for the first time in years, with suave boyfriend Henrik, Pippa barely recognises the tired little town – but is relieved to catch glimpses of the quaint, charming village she’s always loved. Together Niko and Pippa put together a proposal to save Taxos from tourist-tastic ruin, and at the heart of their plan is Pippa’s dream project – The Tastiest Little Tea Shop in Taxos. It’s time for Pippa to leave her London life behind and dust off her scone recipe that’s guaranteed to win over both locals and visitors. And amidst the rolling pins and raisins, it seems romance is blossoming where she’s least expecting it…

If you’re a fan of Lindsay Kelk or Lucy Diamond then don’t hesitate to step into Samantha Tonge’s truly delightful tea shop.

Pre-order it here.

Amazon UK:  http://amzn.to/1yC654X

Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1MC9PPi

Samantha lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and two cats who think they are dogs. Along with writing, her days are spent cycling, willing cakes to rise and avoiding housework. A love of fiction developed as a child, when she was known for reading Enid Blyton books in the bath. A desire to write bubbled away in the background whilst she pursued other careers, including a fun stint working at Disneyland Paris. Formally trained as a linguist, Samantha now likes nothing more than holing herself up in the spare room, in front of the keyboard. Writing romantic comedy novels and short stories is her passion. Samantha has sold over 80 short stories to mainstream women’s magazines. Her debut romantic comedy novel from CarinaUK Harlequin, bestselling “Doubting Abbey”, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award, 2014. Its fun sequel is From Paris With Love. Mistletoe Mansion is a fun standalone Christmas novel.

http://samanthatonge.co.uk/

http://doubtingabbey.blogspot.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/SamTongeWriter

https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaTongeAuthor

 

 

Cover Reveal for Under My Skin

I’m so very excited to share the cover of Under My Skin by Zoe Markham today, I think its stunning and very dramatic. So here it is.

Under My Skin_FINALAnd here what its all about;

Inside we are all monsters…
Chloe was once a normal girl. Until the night of the car crash that nearly claimed her life. Now Chloe’s mother is dead, her father is a shell of the man he used to be and the secrets that had so carefully kept their family together are falling apart.
A new start is all Chloe and her father can hope for, but when you think you’re no longer human how can you ever start pretending?
A contemporary reworking of a British horror classic, Under My Skin follows seventeen-year-old Chloe into an isolated world of darkness and pain, as she struggles to understand what it really means to be alive.
Set against the familiar backdrop of everyday, normal teenage worries, Chloe’s world has become anything but…
Due for release on 31st March 2015, Under My Skin is available to pre-order now!
I’m certainly intrigued by this blurb and I can’t wait to read it when its released at the end of this month

 

Cover Reveal

I’m very excited to be sharing with you the gorgeous cover for Just The Way You Are by Lynsey James, so without further ado, here it is in all its sparkly gorgeousness.JustTheWayYouAre_C11-1I love this cover so much and it’s even more special because this is Lynsey’s debut.

Here is the gorgeous blurb

Dear Ava,               
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?
Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can’t remember the last time she had a second date. It’s a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces.
Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two – she’s in love with someone else. Someone she’s never even met.
It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken.
Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she’s determined to unmask Mr Writer…and find out once and for all if he’s Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!
Just The Way You Are is out this summer and I can’t wait to read it!!

Dare to Dream by Carys Jones

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I’m very excited to be sharing my review for Dare to Dream by Carys Jones today.  But first up here’s what the book is about.

The world was going to end. Of that, Maggie Trafford was certain.

Fourteen-year-old Maggie Trafford leads a normal life. Well, as normal as being crammed in a three-bedroom house with four siblings and a single parent can be, anyway. But despite being somewhat ignored at home, Maggie excels, earning top grades, a best friend who would do anything for her, and stolen looks from a boy in Maths.

It’s not until the dreams start that Maggie realizes “normal” is the least of her problems. Every night, she lives the same nightmare—red lightning, shattered glass, destruction. But nightmares are just that, right? No one believes her when she says it’s an omen. At least, not until the already mysterious pillars of Stonehenge start falling.

No longer alone in her fear, Maggie and the world watch with bated breath as one after another, the historic stones tumble, like a clock counting down. But only Maggie knows what it means: when the last stone falls, destruction will reign. And when the world ends, there’s only one option left—survive.

Horrifying and raw, Dare to Dream is equal parts tragedy and hope, detailing the aftermath of apocalyptic catastrophe, the quest for survival, and the importance of belief.

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I absolutely loved this story, I literally couldn’t put it down. It starts with Maggie, our brave, determined heroine having a dream about the end of the world. This was described in such vivid detail, I could picture it so clearly and this is one of the things that Carys does so well is her absolutely stunning descriptions. This dream is just the start of the action. For poor Maggie she returns to the end of the world in her nightmares every night.  She soon realises these are more than just dreams but a prophecy of the end of the world. But how do you convince your friends and family that the world is going to end when you’re only 14 years old?

Dare to Dream is a stunning story that captivated me from the very start, it had me on the edge of my seat as the story unfolded and I was desperate to see what was going to happen next. The end of the world, when it did come, was a magnificent centrepiece for the story, it was a dramatic, vivid, explosion of drama and chaos and just showcased Carys’s stunning writing beautifully. But the book didn’t end there as other authors might save something that dramatic for the end of the story, we saw the desolate aftermath, how the characters struggled to come to terms with what had happened and ultimately fought for their own survival.  The characters were brilliantly written and I found them thoroughly engaging. The tension and action were perfectly paced.

Dare to Dream is a thrilling, gripping read that was beautifully written and I cannot wait to read the sequel in this thoroughly enjoyable story.

Buy DARE TO DREAM by Carys Jones today!

cary jones author photoAbout Carys Jones:

Carys Jones loves nothing more than to write and create stories which ignite the reader’s imagination. Based in Shropshire, England, Carys lives with her husband, two guinea pigs and her adored canine companion Rollo.

When she’s not writing, Carys likes to indulge her inner geek by watching science-fiction films or playing video games.

She lists John Green, Jodi Picoult and Virginia Andrews as her favorite authors and draws inspiration for her own work from anything and everything.

To Carys, there is no greater feeling then when you lose yourself in a great story and it is that feeling of ultimate escapism which she tries to bring to her books.

Find more of Carys Jones on her website, like her on facebook or follow on twitter.

 

Win £50 Amazon Vouchers

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Tied Up With Love by Amelia Thorne is out now. Here’s the blurb.

We’re from KMW. Do exactly as you’re told and you won’t get hurt…’

Being grabbed off the street, blind folded, tied up and thrown into a van was not what Izzy expected to happen when she stepped out the door that morning. But when an accidental kidnapping at the hands of the sexy Ethan Chase and his ‘Kidnap My Wife’ sexual fantasy business leads to just that, Izzy seizes the chance to turn her misfortune into a brilliant new job opportunity…

Since then, life has been one big tangle of new client meetings, fake kidnapping pick-ups, and handling the temperamental, but drop dead gorgeous ‘bad boy’ Mr Chase. But, as liberating as being tied up in Ethan’s life is, Izzy knows the time is fast approaching when she must make some decisions and take charge of her future. The only question is: will Ethan allow himself to be a part of it?

To celebrate the launch Amelia is giving away £50 of Amazon vouchers!!

All you have to do is copy one of the pre-prepared tweets below, tweet it and you’ll automatically be entered into the draw to win this prize. The more you tweet, the more times you’ll be entered.

The competition will run until midnight (UK time) on Sunday 15th March so there’s plenty of time for tweeting. Every time you tweet, you’ll be entered into the draw.

Good Luck

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