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Heart to Heart by Kayla Perrin (contemporary romance)

Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance HEART TO HEART by USA Today best selling author Kayla Perrin.
Book 3 in the Heart to Heart series
PUBLISHER: Kimani Press (HQ) http://tinyurl.com/6o35eev
Where you can buy the book:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/6nplv8f
Barnes and Noble: http://tinyurl.com/6metknf
HQ: http://tinyurl.com/6o35eev

SYNOPSIS:
With her recording career on the slide, Deanna Hart heads home to Cleveland to search for new inspiration. What she finds is a man who has never stopped thinking about her. Eric Bell is now the principal at their former school, and he’s never been shy about trying to get her attention. Down-to-earth and downright sexy, Eric is about to open Deanna up to new possibilities.

But just as soon as they find each other, a crushing Hart family secret could end Deanna’s dream of starting over. Will she be able to capture the kind of love she has never believed in, the kind that lasts forever?

Heart to Heart is the third and final book in this romantic and compelling series about three sisters:


REVIEWS:
I just finished reading your Harts In Love series. I waited until I had all three books before I read them and let me tell you it was worth the wait. I love the way you let each story flow into the other, it was more of continuation then individuals stories of each sister. A lot of time they take a series and they seem to have not connection. Loved your books will be looking to more of your books in the future.
~ D. Small

“Perrin’s strong characters and even stronger storyline make this a keeper of a novel.” – RT Book Reviews

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WXLt6CKOhM

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/7s5ckbe

AUTHOR BIO:
Kayla Perrin is the author of 45 novels. She reached #2 on the Essence Bestseller list before that list was dissolved. She is also a USA Today bestseller.

CONNECT WITH KAYLA ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://www.kaylaperrin.com/

FACEBOOK PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/6tqlsc7

AUTHOR PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/6rc6laf

FAN PAGE: http://tinyurl.com/87ezgw2

TWITTER: @kaylaperrin
MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/kaylaperrin

BOOK SIGNING:

Kayla will be signing books at the RWA (Romance Writers of America) conference in Anaheim on July 25 at the Marriott hotel, 700 W Convention Way, 5-8 p.m.

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GETTY LUCKY by KAYLA PERRIN (erotica/contemporary)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED FRIDAY OCT. 14th, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK FRIDAY EDITION IS BY KAYLA PERRIN

TITLE:  GETTING LUCKY

GENRE: EROTICA

PUBLISHER: HARLEQUIN SPICE

RELEASED: SEPT. 2011

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

AMAZON PRINT: http://tinyurl.com/3za5ngc
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/3mm2f5z
HARLEQUIN: http://tinyurl.com/3au9z6b
BARNES AND NOBLE (PAPERBACK AND NOOK BOOK) http://tinyurl.com/3qed62n

SYNOPSIS:
In just four months, lucky-in-love Annelise is going to become a mother. But before she hits the delivery room, she’s got one last piece of business to take care of—hooking up her single girlfriends with a pair of sexy brothers on a special weeklong getaway.

Lishelle and Claudia are more than ready for some no-strings-attached flings.  And soon, Lishelle and gorgeous, insatiable Jared are setting the sheets on fire. Even back in Atlanta, the sex is amazing. So why is she still so bothered that her ex-boyfriend—the one she dumped—is getting married?

Meanwhile, Claudia can’t get enough of Chad’s expert toe-curling, scream-inducing moves. But introduce him to her high-society friends? Puh-lease. Sure, he’s funny, smart, and devoted—but without movie-star looks or a matching bank balance, he’s hardly Claudia’s ideal man. If that makes her a bitch, fine. She has an image to maintain.

But when tragedy strikes, it soon becomes apparent to the friends that they need to rethink what’s truly important in life. Because while a hard man is good to find, it takes more than luck to keep him!

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/6daqce6

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9MF0FVCXL8

REVIEWS:

A review for GETTING EVEN:
“This story of exquisitely plotted revenge will have every woman who has ever been ‘done wrong’ quietly cheering… This is sexy erotica.” –Library Journal

A review for GETTING SOME:
“As these erotic Hot-lantans seek their groove, fans will appreciate getting more escapades from this likable group.” –The Best Reviews

Getting Even is one wild ride! Kayla Perrin is an author who belongs on your must read list.”
Romance Reader at Heart

“[A] writer that everyone should read.”–Eric Jerome Dickey

“Kayla Perrin has proven she can write a sensual love story…while keeping the edginess of the story upfront.”-Multicultural Romance Writers

“Perrin peppers the swiftly moving plot with a delicious girl-done-wrong-but-keeps-her-spirit-intact message. Perrin’s growing fan base is sure to welcome any sequel.”–Publishers Weekly on Single Mama Drama

“Perrin is an author who belongs on your must-read list”.–Romance Reader at Heart

“Kayla Perrin delivers a real life drama worth the read.”–The Romance Reader’s Connection on Single Mama’s Got More Drama

AUTHOR BIO:

Kayla Perrin is a USA TODAY and Essence bestselling author who has written more than 40 books.

She resides in southwestern Ontario with her young daughter. She has a bachelor of arts in English and sociology and a bachelor of education, having entertained the idea of becoming a teacher—but she always knew she wanted to be a writer.

Teachers were being laid off in Toronto when Kayla graduated with her B. Ed. Frustrated, she used her time to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a published author and proved that dreams can come true! Indeed, not landing a teaching job was a blessing in disguise. In eight years, she has had twenty-three original releases hit the shelves with three more scheduled for 2006.

Kayla’s novels have received plenty of accolades and awards. She has twice had books voted onto Romance Writers of America’s Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year list, nabbing the number two spot for her 2002 release, Say You Need Me. She has also been the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine for multicultural romance (2002). In 2001, she received an Arts Acclaim Award for her writing from the city of Brampton.  Kayla’s novel, Sweet Honesty, also voted an RWA Top Ten Favorite Book of the year, was optioned to be made into a movie of the week by Black Entertainment Television.

In 2005, her novel Gimme an O! received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail, and even Entertainment Weekly magazine. Getting Even (Kayla’s first erotica novel) launched Harlequin’s SPICE line in May 2006.

CONNECT WITH KAYLA ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://www.kaylaperrin.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/people/Kayla-Perrin/900960506
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/kaylaperrin   (@kaylaperrin)

SNEAK TEASE:
In four months, I am going to become a mother.

“You felt the baby move?” Claudia asks, her eyes lighting up.

“Mmm-hmm.”

Claudia squeals in delight then places her hand gently on my ever-growing stomach, as if hoping to catch the baby in action. “I can’t believe it. Before we know it, you’re going to have a baby.”

“I know. Amazing how things can change in a year.”

Last year, I was in the dumps when my marriage ended. My husband, Charles, was having an affair. But worse than that, I found out he was embezzling money from the Wishes Come True charity, where he’d been a member of the board. Dom was an auditor investigating the embezzlement and, long story short, we fell hard for each other. One minute, my life had been at its lowest point being married to a man who didn’t love me, and who had become the subject of a huge public scandal. The next, I was on cloud nine, never imagining that I could be this happy.

The happiness of the moment dissipates as my eyes land on the newspaper Claudia has spread on the table. “You think she knows?” I ask.

Claudia shrugs. “Maybe. Probably. She works in the news. She must have heard something at the station.”

“Then again, maybe not,” I say. “It’s not like she does the entertainment beat. And she doesn’t work weekends. So…” I let my statement trail off as I take a seat across from Claudia, figuring my words are wishful thinking at best.

I look at the picture in the Atlanta Journal Constitution she’s been reading, upside-down from my vantage point. But I can still make out the photo and the headline: One of Atlanta’s Most Eligible Bachelors Is Off the Market.

“Then again,” Claudia begins, “even if she’s heard, it’s not like it’s a big deal. She’s over Rugged.”

I meet Claudia’s eyes and stare at her for a long moment, wondering if she believes her own words. Sure, Lishelle has told us over and over again that she doesn’t want a relationship with Rugged. She has stressed that he was simply a fling. And granted, she’s the one who broke up with him. But still, I have never quite believed that she wasn’t really into him.

Lishelle went through a bitch of a breakup with a guy she was crazy about before she met Rugged—although breakup isn’t the right word, since Glenn wasn’t hers to begin with. I know how hard it was for me to learn my husband was cheating on me, so I can only imagine that it was far more devastating for Lishelle to discover that her college flame—the one she still held a torch for—lied about being married when he came back into her life years later. The prick had used her for her money, stringing her along real good until he was able to steal a ton of cash from her. Ever since that betrayal—and considering she was also married before but divorced because her husband cheated on her—she’s been understandably guarding her heart.

At least, that’s my opinion. Because with Rugged—a local rap sensation and six years her junior—she was a different person. Happier, more vibrant. And she hasn’t quite been the same since she told him that their relationship could never go anywhere, and subsequently ended things with him.

Still, I say to Claudia, “I guess you’re right. She’s the one who broke up with him.”

“Exactly,” Claudia stresses, and then her eyes flit over my shoulder. Quickly, she grabs the newspaper, folds it and tosses it under the booth. Which tells me Lishelle has arrived.

And it also tells me that what Claudia just said—that the news of Rugged’s engagement will be no big deal to Lishelle—is hogwash.

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I CAN MAKE YOU LOVE ME by KAREN WHITE OWENS (contemporary romance with suspense)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY, OCT. 4th, 2011

THE REVOLVING BOOK TUESDAY EDITION IS BY KAREN WHITE-OWENS

TITLE:    I CAN MAKE YOU LOVE ME

GENRE:    CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

PUBLISHER:  DAFINA BOOKS (KENSINGTON PUBLISHING) - http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/finditem.cfm?itemid=14698

RELEASED: CURRENT

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THIS BOOK:

AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/3zqxrq3
BARNES AND NOBLE http://tinyurl.com/3jzrfrq
INDIEBOUND.ORG http://tinyurl.com/44l3grs
BOOKSAMILLION http://tinyurl.com/3bu3hof
KENSINGTON BOOKS http://tinyurl.com/3uulok7

SYNOPSIS:

For Wynn Evans, her first marriage proposal was little more than a childhood crush. Twenty-five years later, Adam Carlyle has grown up into a gorgeous package of handsome, smart, and successful. But the single mom in Wynn is still reeling from her painful divorce and isn’t looking for love–especially not with a younger man. But as she’s about to discover, Adam is a man who doesn’t take no for an answer. . .

Real estate attorney Adam has never forgotten Wynn Evans, who’s even more beautiful than he remembered. Convinced he’s found his match, he knows he can satisfy Wynn’s deepest desires–if only she’ll let herself trust again. But when someone else’s desire for vengeance puts Wynn’s family in danger, the power of Adam and Wynn’s new love will be put to the ultimate test. . . –This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/3fqc6fq

Or read an excerpt on AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/3z9x5bp

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/4x9t3ce

REVIEWS:

Twist on the older woman-younger man dynamics – and it works ~ RT Book Reviews

A bold, sexy scandalous thrill ride hit of the year ~ Disilgold Soul

Powerful chemistry and appealing characters ~ Publishers Weekly

AUTHOR BIO:

Karen White Owens is a lifelong resident of Detroit Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wayne State University and is working toward a masters in library and information science. In addition to writing, she manages an after-school program for a charter school in the Detroit area. She devotes her free time to editing manuscripts for aspiring authors. During the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 school years she taught the fundamentals of creative writing to the students of the Detroit Writers Guild Young Authors Program (YAP).

Ms. Owens is the author of six romance novels and one novella. In addition to writing, Karen works as a  Library Director at the Lenox Township Librry and teaching freshman essay writing at Wayne State University. Her 2004 novel, Circles of Love received a 4-1/2 Gold review from Romantic Times Book Club, the highest honor an author can receive and was nominated Best Multicultural Novel for 2004. She also received a nomination for Best Hero from the Romantic Slam Jam Emma Awards. Love Changes Everything received 4-1/2 stars Romantic Times Book Club and top pick for November 2005. Her most recent novel Someone to Love is part of a five books series about the Daniels family. Karen’s first Dafina Romance was made available in December 2006.

Currently she works as a part time instructor at Wayne State University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program, teaching writing communications skills to undergraduate students. As a devotes supporter of the Detroit Writers Guild Annual Conferences, she has conducts workshops on characterization and rejection letters and has provides manuscripts critiquing. Gary her husband of twenty-two years is her biggest fan.

CONNECT WITH KAREN ONLINE: http://www.karenwhiteowens.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/KarenWhiteOwens?v=wall&ref=search
MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/karenwhite-owens
BLOG: http://authorkarenwhiteowens.blogspot.com/

UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING AND READING: SUNDAY OCT. 9th  from 11:00-3:00 for an Author Showcase at Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago.

BLOGGING AT NOVEL SPACES ON MONDAY OCT. 10TH, 2011 http://novelspaces.blogspot.com/

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AGE OF INNOCENCE by KIMBERLY PURPOZ (urban fiction/ YA)

THE REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY JULY 26th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by PURPOZ (aka) KIMBERLY PURPOZ

TITLE:  AGE OF INNOCENCE

GENRE:  URBAN FICTION/STREET LIT

PUBLISHER: MESSENGER BOOKS

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

E-Book

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/46276

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UICU42

Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/age-of-innocence/15242041?productTrackingContext=product_view/more_by_author/right/1

Paperback

Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/age-of-innocence/15242040?productTrackingContext=search_results/search_shelf/center/1

RELEASE DATE – MARCH 2011

SYNOPSIS:

AGE OF INNOCENCE is the first book of the Nia Trilogy novel series. An urban classic street lit that foretells a saga of love, passion, hood life, street gangs, sex, violence, money, and power which weaves a web of deception.

Drug Lord, Q, has his eyes on his beautiful stepdaughter, Nia. Nia’s beauty and innocence are what made Q want to draw her into his sinister world of human trafficking. Rachel, Nia’s crack addict mother gets entangled into Q’s illegal activities. Rachael witnesses a high profile murder spree; she vanishes without a trace. Nia finds the courage to run away and leave the dysfunctional home, but unfortunately she was placed back into the same dilemma by a social services system that fails her. Nia gets some support from her high school sweet heart, Clay, but is he really there for her in the long run? Will peer pressure and gun violence ruin Nia and Clay’s lives? Will Nia be able to handle these problems that are beyond her age of innocence?

SNEAK PEEK:

The living room had holes and stains all over the walls. Instead of having lovely curtains hanging in the windows, there were cheap floral sheets covering the window seals. On top of the battered wooden end table there was a picture of mama, during mama’s earlier years when she was not abusing drugs. In her pictures she was a beautiful woman, but years of street life was beginning to take hold on her body; her beauty was beginning to fade away….

REVIEWS:

“This is a very solid piece.  Great storyline and the suspense at the end was nice.”
~ Nikki Bosompem (Insight Editing Services)

“I stayed up through the wee of the morning reading “Age of Innocence.”  It’s awesome! A great read!  Definitely recommend it to it to the ladies @ the salon…I’ll be patiently waiting for the next book!”
~Miko Martin (Atlanta, GA)

“OMG!  The best book that I read in sooooo long!  As soon as the second one comes online, I will be the first to buy it! You have really inspired me… I hope to one day to be as good of a writer as you.”
~Smashword Reader

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZFxlgeWB9Q&feature=channel_video_title

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://purpoz.wetpaint.com/page/Age+of+Innocence#fbid=mUqm_2tB7u-

AUTHOR BIO:

Kimberly Purpoz has been a professional writer and author for over 12 years. Kimberly currently writes under the following pseudonyms: Kimberly Purpoz and Purpoz. She is the author of “Age of Innocence”, “Foreshadowers: The Seeker of Legends, and the upcoming motivational book, “Purpose Lies Within: A Motivational Book for the Heart and Soul.” Purpoz is a graduate of Georgia State University. She is a motivational speaker and speaks for Great Black Speakers Bureau.

CONNECT WITH PURPOZ ONLINE
Blog – http://www.purpoz.blogspot.com
Wiki – http://www.purpoz.wetpaint.com
Website – http://www.kimberlypurpoz.com
Twitter –http://www.twitter.com/kimberlypurpoz
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/purpozwrites

UPCOMING EVENTS: http://purpoz.wetpaint.com/page/Updates

BLOG TOUR DATES:   June 2011 Blog Tour with AAMBC  – African Americans On the Move Book Clubhttp://aambcgroup.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/by-kimberly-purpoz/

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