Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Spotlight for The Ice Coven by Max Seeck

 The Ice Coven by  Max Seeck 

Paperback, 464 pages

Publication: September 28th 2021 by Berkley Books

Genre:  Crime, Mystery, Thriller

 


From Goodreads:  Investigator Jessica Niemi is in a race against time to find the link between a body with strange markings that has washed up on a frigid shore in Finland and two mysterious disappearances in this terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Witch Hunter.


Six months have passed since Jessica's encounter with the mysterious serial-killing coven of witches and the death of her mentor Erne. Her nightmares about her mother and the witchcraft that undid her have only gotten worse, but she's doing what she can to stay focused. Her homicide squad, now under new leadership, has been given a murder case and a new series of disappearances to investigate. A young woman's corpse has washed up on an icy beach, and two famous Instagram influencers have gone missing at the same time.

The missing influencers and the murdered woman all have ties to a sinister cult. Jessica finds an eerie painting--of a lighthouse on a frigid island--as she investigates and under the picture is a gruesome poem detailing a murder. The nightmares about her dead mother have intensified and seem all too real, making Jessica wonder if the woman might be trying to tell her something about the killings. And as Jessica works frantically to solve her latest case, her terrifying past and the coven of witches that almost killed her shockingly reemerge and threaten to destroy her. 

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Meet Max Seeck:
Max Seeck (b. 1985) has a background in sales and marketing, and has lately been able to dedicate his time to his lifelong love of writing. His interests include well-conducted research, reading Nordic Noir and listening to movie soundtracks as he writes.

Max writes in Finnish, his native language. The foreign publishing rights have been sold to 38 countries (as of 04/2020). 

In early December 2019 Greg Silverman's Stampede Ventures announced that they have acquired The Faithful Reader for a TV series adaptation in Hollywood. 

Max's latest novel The Evil's Net will be released in Finland September 2020. 

In addition there are a few other projects that remain a mystery until the nearest future. 

Monday, September 27, 2021

New Release from Melissa Riddell, Author of Cursed and...a GIVEAWAY

 

Title: Cursed
Series: Fallen Angels #1
Author: Melissa Riddell
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Cover Design: Avdal Designs


Two enemies unable to fight each other's pull. Will love bind them to Heaven or curse them to Hell?

After being marked by his father and thrown into the land of Nod, Cain's wrath and vengeance know no bounds.

Finding a tentative place in Lucifer's army, Cain longs to become a dark angel, crash through the gates of Heaven, and deliver retribution.

Lucifer assures Cain he'll finally earn long-coveted wings once Cain captures Phoebe--the only human immune to his mark and stirs emotion in his dark heart--if Cain can deliver her to Hell.

Torn between the burning hatred for his father and a consuming obsession for Phoebe, Cain is faced with an irreversible, life-shattering choice.



"You can't help but feel for Cain as the book continues and you learn more about him. As for Phoebe, she is his exact opposite - the sunshine to his darkness. Their attraction burned fiery and bright..."-Sarah, Goodreads Review
"Solid 5 stars! This book just blew me away! It seems dark..but just wait and you will fall in love with Cain."-Marianne, Goodreads Review

 






 

Melissa hates talking about herself in the third person, but she absolutely LOVES writing stories with forbidden romance and the flawed antiheroes who would burn the world to find and protect their true loves. Her favorite stories have always been those told from the antihero or villain’s perspective.

When not contemplating new story ideas, she can be found traipsing around Texas State Parks, herding her cats, studying a new language, or reading.



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Friday, September 24, 2021

Excerpt Reveal for Tease My Desires by Charmaine Louise Shelton with a Goodreads Giveaway

 

Charmaine Louise Shelton is joining us today to share a excerpt from her upcoming redhot romance, Tease My Desires!

Title: Tease My Desires

Author: Charmaine Louise Shelton

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 5th

About Tease My Desires:

Welcome to the titillating world of the multibillion-dollar global companies and the love affairs of the families that control them. Lachlan gave in to the temptation of his best friend's kid sister Haley. But not enough to give her what she wants—her happily ever after. Now another male wants to make her his. Can a certain violet-eyed Scottish lass in Lachlan's life make up for his loss of Haley? Or will their irresistible magnetism draw them together again? Travel with Lachlan as Haley teases him with a life he shouldn't want with the off-limits temptress. Aberdeen, New York City, St. Lucia, and more await in their too-hot-for-words love triangle billionaire romance. Their love story is a standalone romance trilogy in the series. Get a glimpse of their dynamism in other books.   ***** STEELE International, Inc.- Jackson Corporation is a series of interconnecting Billionaire romance. Follow the Steele and Jackson families as they fly around the world chasing the women they love and their happily ever afters. Get ready for glitz, glamour, and steamy romance books. What's better than that? The Jet-set Lifestyle has never been hotter... The Desires Series is not for the tea set; it's for the top-shelf vodka straight up in a pretty crystal glass coterie!

Pre-Order TEASE MY DESIRES!

Catch up on the Series:

Tempt My Desires

Grant My Desires

 

Exclusive Excerpt:

My Baby Girl left me. Why? I couldn’t give her what she wants. I put my best friend—her older brother—above my lover, and now she’s gone. What’s worse? Another man wants her. But he can’t have her… She’s mine. All. Mine.   Welcome to their Billionaire world. Glitz Glamour Steamy Sex await. What's better? The Jet-set Lifestyle has never been hotter…

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway!

 

About Charmaine Louise Shelton:

Charmaine Louise Shelton the Founder, CEO & Author of CharmaineLouise New York, Inc. loves all things classic, elegant, feminine, and of course with an erotic edge! Favorite outfit of choice is a cashmere cardigan, leather pencil skirt, and seamed silk stockings with stiletto heels. Sexy Fantasy Type: sub with a dash of Voyeur. When not writing and designing, Charmaine Louise travels and spends time with her Maltese buddies, ZIGGY and Jynger. She loves to hear from her readers info@charmainelouisebooks.com!

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Spotlight for The Storyteller of Casablanca by Fiona Valpy

 

The Storyteller of Casablanca by Fiona Valpy 

Paperback316 pages
Publication: September 21st 2021 by Lake Union Publishing
Genre:  Historical Fiction, Northern Africa


From Goodreads:  In this evocative tale from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker’s Gift, a strange new city offers a young girl hope. Can it also offer a lost soul a second chance?


Morocco, 1941. With France having fallen to Nazi occupation, twelve-year-old Josie has fled with her family to Casablanca, where they await safe passage to America. Life here is as intense as the sun, every sight, smell and sound overwhelming to the senses in a city filled with extraordinary characters. It’s a world away from the trouble back home—and Josie loves it.

Seventy years later, another new arrival in the intoxicating port city, Zoe, is struggling—with her marriage, her baby daughter and her new life as an expat in an unfamiliar place. But when she discovers a small wooden box and a diary from the 1940s beneath the floorboards of her daughter’s bedroom, Zoe enters the inner world of young Josie, who once looked out on the same view of the Atlantic Ocean, but who knew a very different Casablanca.

It’s not long before Zoe begins to see her adopted city through Josie’s eyes. But can a new perspective help her turn tragedy into hope, and find the comfort she needs to heal her broken heart?

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Q& A with Sarah Echavarre Smith author of On Location

 Q & A with Sarah Echavarre Smith, author of On Location.


  1. Tell us about ON LOCATION!

 

It’s a sweet and sexy romcom about Alia, a Filipino-American television producer who gets to make the series of her dreams: a show about Utah’s national parks. It’s the career break she’s been working years for, but she’ll have to navigate working with the hottie who ghosted her and a diva host to make her professional—and romantic—dreams come true.

 

  1. What inspired you to write this novel?

 

So many things! My love for travel mostly but also the pandemic and subsequent quarantine too weirdly enough! Like everyone else last year, I was stuck at home dreaming about all these places I wished I could visit. Southern Utah is one of my favorite destinations with its breathtaking desert landscape and jaw-dropping red rock formations. I used that as the setting for the book and came up with the actual idea for the plot around that. It’s also an ode to a couple of my favorite TV series, Rock The Park and UnREAL. Very different shows, I know! But I love the adventure aspect of Rock the Park and how it highlighted the national parks in each episode. And I adore the reality TV drama of UnREAL. That inspired some dramatic moments and characters in ON LOCATION.

 

  1. Do you relate to the heroine, Alia, in any way?

 

Absolutely, I can definitely relate to her struggle as a woman working in a male dominated industry and constantly trying to prove herself. I’ve worked in similar situations in the past, and the frustration you feel when people are constantly doubting and undermining you just because you’re a woman is very real and very upsetting. I also relate to her closeness with her family and her experience as a Filipino-American, since my background is also Filipino-American.

 

  1. What was your favorite part of writing the book? What was your biggest challenge?

 

My favorite part was writing the tension between Alia and Drew. I love their meetcute (it’s my favorite I’ve written so far), and building off of their instant chemistry and turning it into conflict and banter as they work together was really fun.

 

My biggest challenge was learning about the outdoor television industry! When I pitched this idea to my publisher, it was kind of a whim and I wasn’t sure they would go for it because it was a bit out there. But then they did and after the excitement of getting the contract wore off, I thought, “Crap...now how do I pull this off?” haha. Luckily I have a couple of friends who work in the TV industry so I spent some time interviewing them to get a better idea of how things operate. I watched tons of episodes and behind-the-scenes footage of Rock The Park, a TV show that follows two hosts as they explore national parks in the US. I also watched the entire series UnREAL to get some inspo for behind-the-scenes TV production drama. I think ON LOCATION ended up being an excellent blend of romcom, TV drama, and nature show.

 

  1. What do you hope readers will take away from reading ON LOCATION?

 

I just hope that my book can be a fun escape. Life is stressful and full of uncertainty, and if reading my book can be a pleasant distraction for people and bring them a small bit of joy, that means the world to me.

 

And I also hope they show some love for the national parks! I think the national park system is a treasure, and I would be so happy if reading ON LOCATION inspired people to visit a national park or support them in some way by volunteering or donating

On Location by Sarah Echavarre Smith

Published by Berkley
Sep 21, 2021
 


In ON LOCATION, Alia Dunn has finally gotten her big break. After years of working her way up at TV's top outdoor travel channel, she gets the green light from network executives to bring her dream project to life: produce a series about Utah's national parks. It's a touching tribute to her late apong, who sparked Alia's passion for travel and the outdoors as a kid.
 

Alia is thrilled--until she meets her newest crew member, Drew Irons. The same Drew she had the most amazing first date with two weeks ago--who then ghosted her. The same Drew who has the most deliciously thick forearms and who loves second-guessing her every move on set in front of the entire crew. It's not long before the tension between them turns hotter than the Utah desert in the dead of summer, and their steamy encounters lead to major feelings.

But when the series host goes rogue one too many times, jeopardizing the entire shoot, Alia realizes that she'll need to organize one hell of a coup to save her show--and she'll need Drew's help to do it. It's the riskiest move she's ever made. If she pulls it off, she'll end up with a hit series and her dream guy . . . but if it all goes wrong, she could lose both.

 

ABOUT ON LOCATION

Nothing like a rocky start between enemy coworkers stuck together on location to prove that love isn’t just a ploy for ratings—it’s a force of nature.

Alia Dunn has finally gotten her big break. After years of working her way up at TV’s top outdoor travel channel, she gets the green light from network executives to bring her dream project to life: produce a series about Utah’s national parks. It’s a touching tribute to her late apong, who sparked Alia’s passion for travel and the outdoors as a kid.

Alia is thrilled—until she meets her newest crew member, Drew Irons. The same Drew she had the most amazing first date with two weeks ago—who then ghosted her. The same Drew who has the most deliciously thick forearms and who loves second-guessing her every move on set in front of the entire crew. It’s not long before the tension between them turns hotter than the Utah desert in the dead of summer, and their steamy encounters lead to major feelings.

But when the series host goes rogue one too many times, jeopardizing the entire shoot, Alia realizes that she’ll need to organize one hell of a coup to save her show—and she’ll need Drew’s help to do it. It’s the riskiest move she’s ever made. If she pulls it off, she’ll end up with a hit series and her dream guy . . . but if it all goes wrong, she could lose both.

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ABOUT ON LOCATION

Nothing like a rocky start between enemy coworkers stuck together on location to prove that love isn’t just a ploy for ratings—it’s a force of nature.

Alia Dunn has finally gotten her big break. After years of working her way up at TV’s top outdoor travel channel, she gets the green light from network executives to bring her dream project to life: produce a series about Utah’s national parks. It’s a touching tribute to her late apong, who sparked Alia’s passion for travel and the outdoors as a kid.

Alia is thrilled—until she meets her newest crew member, Drew Irons. The same Drew she had the most amazing first date with two weeks ago—who then ghosted her. The same Drew who has the most deliciously thick forearms and who loves second-guessing her every move on set in front of the entire crew. It’s not long before the tension between them turns hotter than the Utah desert in the dead of summer, and their steamy encounters lead to major feelings.

But when the series host goes rogue one too many times, jeopardizing the entire shoot, Alia realizes that she’ll need to organize one hell of a coup to save her show—and she’ll need Drew’s help to do it. It’s the riskiest move she’s ever made. If she pulls it off, she’ll end up with a hit series and her dream guy . . . but if it all goes wrong, she could lose both.

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ABOUT ON LOCATION

Nothing like a rocky start between enemy coworkers stuck together on location to prove that love isn’t just a ploy for ratings—it’s a force of nature.

Alia Dunn has finally gotten her big break. After years of working her way up at TV’s top outdoor travel channel, she gets the green light from network executives to bring her dream project to life: produce a series about Utah’s national parks. It’s a touching tribute to her late apong, who sparked Alia’s passion for travel and the outdoors as a kid.

Alia is thrilled—until she meets her newest crew member, Drew Irons. The same Drew she had the most amazing first date with two weeks ago—who then ghosted her. The same Drew who has the most deliciously thick forearms and who loves second-guessing her every move on set in front of the entire crew. It’s not long before the tension between them turns hotter than the Utah desert in the dead of summer, and their steamy encounters lead to major feelings.

But when the series host goes rogue one too many times, jeopardizing the entire shoot, Alia realizes that she’ll need to organize one hell of a coup to save her show—and she’ll need Drew’s help to do it. It’s the riskiest move she’s ever made. If she pulls it off, she’ll end up with a hit series and her dream guy . . . but if it all goes wrong, she could lose both.

SEE LESS

ABOUT ON LOCATION

Nothing like a rocky start between enemy coworkers stuck together on location to prove that love isn’t just a ploy for ratings—it’s a force of nature.

Alia Dunn has finally gotten her big break. After years of working her way up at TV’s top outdoor travel channel, she gets the green light from network executives to bring her dream project to life: produce a series about Utah’s national parks. It’s a touching tribute to her late apong, who sparked Alia’s passion for travel and the outdoors as a kid.

Alia is thrilled—until she meets her newest crew member, Drew Irons. The same Drew she had the most amazing first date with two weeks ago—who then ghosted her. The same Drew who has the most deliciously thick forearms and who loves second-guessing her every move on set in front of the entire crew. It’s not long before the tension between them turns hotter than the Utah desert in the dead of summer, and their steamy encounters lead to major feelings.

But when the series host goes rogue one too many times, jeopardizing the entire shoot, Alia realizes that she’ll need to organize one hell of a coup to save her show—and she’ll need Drew’s help to do it. It’s the riskiest move she’s ever made. If she pulls it off, she’ll end up with a hit series and her dream guy . . . but if it all goes wrong, she could lose both.

SEE LESS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Sarah Smith
 is a copywriter turned author who wants to make the world a lovelier place, one kissing story at a time. Her love of romance began when she was eight and she discovered her auntie’s stash of romance novels. She’s been hooked ever since. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking, eating chocolate, and perfecting her lumpia recipe. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and her adorable cat, Salem.

 

PRAISE

“A vivid, romantic adventure about identity, equality and the poignant connection between people and places. Sexy, smart and pure escapist—I want to live in a Sarah Smith novel!”—Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author 

On Location is a sassy, sexy read with a swoon-worthy hero and a smart heroine, who have a sizzling hot chemistry that is off the charts! Set against a picturesque national park backdrop, this fun, flirty, enemies-to-lovers romance is a wickedly wonderful ride!”—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of Paris is Always a Good Idea

On Location gave me a much needed escape to gorgeous Utah with a lovely cast of characters, and I knew I was in the most capable hands! Sarah Smith knows how to write steadfast heroines, swoony heroes, a love story to root for, and the best kissing scenes.”—Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of In a Book Club Far Away

“Smith sensitively showcases how Alia’s Filipino heritage effects her personal and professional goals. Fun, sexy, and uplifting, this is sure to appeal to lovers of light romance.”—Publishers Weekly 

“Full of soft moments and searing heat, On Location transports you to a space in the middle of breathtaking natural wonders where you, too, will fall in love. Sarah Smith delivers a funny, poignant novel where happily ever after is only the beginning of the adventure. This is the travel love story we all deserve!”—Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting

 

 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

New Release of Love Me by Angel Jendrick

 

Title: Love Me
Series: Claiming Kristopher Book Three
Author: Angel Jendrick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2021




"... I was glued to the pages right to the end. Loved and recommend this book." - Goodreads review
"This is a well written book with strong characters in Kris and Drew. The author does a great job developing the story and painting her scenes perfectly. She moves the story fluidly and delivers a beautiful love story. I was glued to the pages right to the end." - Goodreads review
" I would give this book a 10/10 review as it captivated me and had me neglecting life and lost in fiction, the way only the best stories can." - Goodreads review

Two wounded souls on different journeys. Will finding middle ground risk triggering the darkness?

Vancouver, 2017. Drew Matheson struggles to put herself first. While she desperately misses her friends and family, caring for her eating disorder has to take top priority. But she dreads returning home… and summoning the strength to confront the man who broke her heart.

Kristopher McLean can’t wait to be in Drew’s embrace again. Now fully sober and employed, he’s eager to debut his new-and-improved self. So when a chance meeting on the street reveals they still have miles to go, he vows to do whatever it takes to get her back.

Shaky in her early recovery, Drew knows she needs to be single but can’t stop thinking about him. And Kris is certain they’re ready to jump in at full speed… until she drops an emotional bombshell.

Can two damaged people find healing in each other’s arms at last?

Originally titled Destined for Drew, Love Me is the tense third book in the Claiming Kristopher gritty contemporary romance series. If you like complex character development, deep explorations of struggle, and the undying power of passion, then you’ll adore Angel Jendrick’s multi-layered tale.

Buy Love Me to face the pain today!


 






Angel Jendrick is the author of gritty contemporary romances. She’s also been known to dabble in poetry from time to time. When not writing or editing (or thinking about writing and editing) She can be found watching movies, jamming to her favorite tunes, or working on her latest home reno or DIY project.

Angel lives in Canada on thirteen beautiful acres of land with her wife, their three children, Ellie their energetic lab and a blind cat named Taz.

She is currently working on the final two books in her Claiming Kristopher series.


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