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BEHOLDEN TO YOU by CARLIE SEXTON (contemporary romance)

Beholden To You.v15 part 2FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is the contemporary romance BEHOLDEN TO YOU by CARLIE SEXTON.
PRICED AT $2.99

BUY IT HERE:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beholden-You-Carlie-Sexton-ebook/dp/B00HIBXKQK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390115338&sr=1-1&keywords=beholden+to+you

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beholden-to-you-carlie-sexton/1117862984?ean=2940149078882

REVIEWS:

4.9 Star rating on Amazon~ 11 FIVE star reviews since release on 12/25

http://www.lostinromancebooks.com/

BLURB:

On the heels of tragic loss, the stunning and innocent Natalie Mason, meets handsome business mogul Mac Carter. As Natalie attempts to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, circumstances beyond her control draw her and Mac into a situation she wants kept secret. The two are a matched set having both experienced immense loss in their lives. Uncertain of what she should do, she decides to give fate a chance, opening her heart to Mac, who just wants to love her.

But the past, who often times takes no prisoners, rears its ugly head in a double dose. Mac’s ex-girlfriend cannot accept that their love affair is over and takes drastic measures through deception and blackmail to ensure that Mac will be hers.

Natalie, on the other hand, has to face the one responsible for her sister’s death. As her journey begins to bring justice and closure, the past transports to her feet an unexpected surprise—a long lost love desiring to posses her as his once again.

Will Mac and Natalie’s newly blossoming love be able to endure what the past has delivered or will the victors of their hearts be the old flames who are staking their claim?

CONNECT WITH CARLIE ONLINE:

http://www.carliesextonromance.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/carliesextonauthor: Check Carlie’s facebook page for info on her upcoming blog tour. Lots of great giveaways!

Twitter: @carliesexton4

ABOUT CARLIE:

I have always been a sucker for a good love story, especially with angst. I have read most of Nicholas Spark’s books for this very reason. I had no idea that I would be writing a book let alone three a year ago. My books are a work of fiction with some real events that happened to me woven in.

I began writing Fallen for You in October 2012 after I had the pleasure of meeting a well-known indie author who inspired me to push forward and complete my story. At the time, I thought Fallen for You was just going to be one book, but it has blossomed into three books. Taken by You and book 3 Given to You complete The Killer Next Door series. I wove real life and fiction together to create the series.

My latest release, Beholden is a stand-alone, but a spin-off of characters from my trilogy. It has been amazing to bring characters to life and watch them grow on the pages of my manuscript.

I have several more books in mind that I want to bring to life.

I am a second grade teacher  in my 9th year. Teaching has been so rewarding because I get to impart my love for reading onto my students. There’s nothing better than seeing a child’s face light up when they are reading a great book.

I currently reside in Southern California with my loving husband and two dogs. We enjoy the lifestyle that California has to offer and spend time at the beach and in the mountains.

CONTEST/BLOG TOUR INFO:

Blog tour Feb 3-9
4,000 likes giveaway on facebook  http://tinyurl.com/m32oxtk

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SISTERS OF SPIRIT by Annette Blair, Lynn Jenssen, Christine Mazurk, Jeanine Duval Spikes (romance/women’s fiction)

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TUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS THE romance/women’s fiction anthology “SISTERS OF SPIRIT” featuring New York Times and USA Today Best-selling author ANNETTE BLAIR!

Read it for your book club! Get it as a great Holiday gift for your friends or sisters!

E-BOOK AVAILABLE AT:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://goo.gl/DO1vFR

BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK: http://goo.gl/h8h6V8

AUTHORS: ANNETTE BLAIR, LYNN JENSSEN, CHRISTINE MAZURK, JEANINE DUVAL SPIKES.

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://goo.gl/WVjf0u

SYNOPSIS:
Four life-long friends face the biggest changes of their lives.

Four sisters—not related by blood—but by spirit, each embark on a quest

Four women find out what they’re truly made of, and what love really means.

In “New View” by Lynn Jenssen, a couple’s vow of “for better or worse” is tested to the max under the threat of overwhelming work stress, and marital misunderstandings. But when a danger threatens to tear them apart for good, they face their biggest trial of all.

In “Identity” by Christine Mazurk, a young woman embarks on a complete life-change after losing more than 100 pounds, and through a twist of fate finds herself training for a marathon under the guidance of a super sexy coach. But when she starts falling for the hunky trainer, can she trust her new-found confidence to take her to the finish line?

In “Shaman’s Shell” by Jeanine Duval Spikes, a spunky young woman finds a mystical Native American artifact that could change the course of an archeologist’s career. He wants what she’s got. She doesn’t know if she can trust him. But as an attraction builds between them, the mysterious artifact propels them to discover what they both truly need.

In “Moving Pictures” by Annette Blair, a down-but-never-out woman lands a much-needed job working for one of the top advertising agencies in the country. Her boss is an award-winning exec whose focus has been solely on work for the past few years, to the exclusion of everything else. She doesn’t know why, and he isn’t prepared to tell her. The more reclusive he is, the more determined she is to draw him out, but how can she fight the haunting ghosts of his past?

AUTHOR BIOS:

ANNETTE BLAIR:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a fulltime writer. At forty books and counting, she’s added contemporary, bewitching, romantic comedies and cozy Vintage Magic mysteries to her award-winning historical romances. To find out when a new book is available, sign up for Annette’s mailing list at:
https://www.facebook.com/annetteblairfans
http://www.annetteblair.com/
http://twitter.com/annetteblair

LYNN JENSSEN:
Raised on a small island off the coast of New England, Lynn Jenssen infuses her writing—women’s fiction, and contemporary romance—with characters that live and laugh and love in small-town communities by the ocean. Lynn now lives in Rhode Island with her romantic hero husband, Bill, on a small family farm. With two grown sons, two wonderful daughter-in-laws, several joyful grandchildren, and three siblings with extended families, she appreciates the variety of relationships woven into a family fabric. She is the current president of the Rhode Island Romance Writers. When she isn’t writing or working, you can find her cooking, swimming, or walking—while letting her muse run wild!

CHRISTINE MAZURK:
Christine Mazurk is a business woman and Ironman triathlete with a passion for writing stories about ‘heart’. Her business experiences and participation in endurance events have allowed her to live and travel the world with her husband, John, and their two black cats, Tango and Samba. www.christinemazurk.com

JEANINE DUVAL SPIKES:
Jeanine Duval Spikes is a spinner of romantic tales with a touch of the supernatural. Lifelong research and experience with the paranormal infuse her stories with ethereal spirit, while her belief that love conquers all suffuse them with heart. She is a paranormal investigator with a small local group, aspiring to help those in need by advancing this exploratory field both spiritually and scientifically. When not writing, you can find her cooking, gardening, horseback riding, or forever getting lost in secondhand shops. The mother of two grown sons, she lives in Rhode Island, the Ocean State, with her very own hero-husband, Tim, and two crazy cats. She is the proud recipient of the Jo Ann Ferguson Service Award for selfless assistance and dedication to fellow writers and the craft.

EXCERPT:
SOS. Their code to each other. Sisters of Spirit—one of them needed support. Marina Simms gazed at the email. Confused because it seemed to come from her, though the preview screen indicated they’d all received it. She hit ‘reply all’—with the date and time of the ferry to catch for a quiet weekend getaway. Four friends. They discovered a common bond and were soon awed by the psychic connections that grew between them, a universal thread none of them could ignore. And now, one of them called out to her Sisters.

They met at the dock in the chill May breeze. After a flurry of hugs and kisses, the four women ascended the stairway to the ferry’s open bow deck. They sat huddled together, enjoying the quiet of being together, smiles lighting their faces.

Marina adjusted her large dark sunglasses against the sun’s glare reflecting off the water.
Clara pulled her plaid scarf higher on her neck and tucked a cocoa curl behind her ear, then she hugged Marina close. “I am so happy to be here.”

The thick auburn ponytail that Bryce pulled through the back of a ‘Life is Good’ cap bobbed as she nodded her agreement. “Me too. I need this so badly!”

Anastasia, her wavy blonde hair streaked with a fun splash of teal, laughed. “It’s as if the island knows when we need each other.”

“So you need this, too. I’m not the only one.”

Marina was thankful her dark lenses hid the moisture filling her eyes. SOS. No one fessed up to sending the call, but apparently it came at a good time for all.

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‘TIL ST. PATRICK’S DAY by HOLLY GILLIATT (chick lit/romance/women’s fiction)

TilStPatricksDay_HG_LG 3Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the chick lit novel “Til St. Patrick’s” Day by Holly Gilliatt.

GENRE: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit/Romantic elements

GET IT HERE:
AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Til-St-Patricks-Holly-Gilliatt/dp/1622371534/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373595556&sr=1-1

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/til-st-patricks-day-holly-gilliatt/1114984369?ean=2940016603599

SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/302424

KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Til-St-Patricks-Day/book-dc2DYkLSm0yd-0a83PnNbA/page1.html?s=bhyk_lE-KU2VFXjE1pdPwg&r=1

PUBLISHER: Turquoise Morning Press, http://www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com/products/til-st-patrick-s-day-by-holly-gilliatt

ABOUT THE BOOK: http://www.tilstpatricksday.com/

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5dAMqeAJMc

SYNOPSIS/BLURB
For three best friends, one winter will change everything.

Chronically optimistic Jayne is surprised she’s still single at twenty-eight. But as always for Jayne, there’s hope. This time his name is Gray—a successful, gorgeous marketing VP that she can’t believe is going out with her. She’s never given up on the belief that the right man for her is out there. Maybe Gray could be the one…if she just works hard enough to make it happen.

Her cynical friend Karen is suspicious of Jayne’s new guy with his model looks and over-inflated ego. She’s concerned for Jayne, but has her own relationship to worry about. Not that anything’s wrong with her boyfriend. He’s actually perfect for her, which is why she’s terrified. Not sure she can ever fully trust a man again, she considers bailing on yet another relationship.

Claudia is always there for her friends, mothering them like the children she craves to have. Happily married, Claudia anxiously awaits the day her husband finally agrees it’s time to start a family.

’Til St. Patrick’s Day is a novel about the depths of friendship and what happens when love doesn’t go according to plan.

REVIEWS:
Review from Debbie at Literati Book Reviews:
“The development of characters is written in such depth that you feel a deep sense of connection to each of the women. …With the author’s ease of putting words on paper, the story flows through your mind, connecting on a deep emotional level. You will find yourself hoping, gasping, shedding a tear or two and smiling with happiness as the story unfolds.”

Review from Victoria Lawson at BestChickLit.com:

“If you like a good love story, then this should be on your ‘to read’ list. Gilliatt creates characters who you connect with… The reader is placed in the middle of these three women’s lives; you experience their ups, their downs and their own journeys of self-discovery. You genuinely care about what happens to the characters, which is half the battle, and certainly not an easy one! …If you’re a sucker for a love story, then this novel will definitely give you a ‘happily ever after.'”

Review from Angie at Pink Fluffy Hearts:

“Wow did I love this book. From start to finish, I was engaged with the characters and the plot…. Jane, Karen, and Claudia’s stories wove together very nicely, and made me wistful that other books don’t always successfully convince me that the main characters are such close friends. It was a heart-warming story with a satisfying ending even though parts of it made me tear up…. Obviously the main theme of this novel was friendship, but it’s followed very closely by love—and not just romantic love. To anyone who likes to read stories about these themes, you HAVE to read this book. It’s fantastic.”

Review from Catriona Merryweather at Fabulous Book Fiend:

” A wonderful debut novel about changing your perspective when it comes to relationships. I was hooked into this story right from the word go… All three women are written as very strong characters and I’m sure that most readers will be able to identify with at least one of them, if not all of them, as I did… There are several unexpected twists and turns which will keep the reader guessing until the end as to how everything is going to turn out for these women as well as several ‘aww’ moments but make sure you keep the tissues handy as there were a few times I found myself welling up… A fantastic chick-lit novel, fun, identifiable and well worth a read!”

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5dAMqeAJMc

ABOUT HOLLY:

When she’s not busy daydreaming of someday spending her life writing from a cozy house in the woods, Holly Gilliatt has a hectic life in the suburbs as a wife and mom to three glorious–and crazy–kids. Working full-time selling packaging supplies and equipment in St. Louis, Missouri pays the bills (most months). A hopeless romantic and music addict, she finds time to pursue her passion for writing by avoiding housework. Her biggest ambition is to someday be caught up with the laundry.

CONNECT WITH HOLLY ONLINE:

https://twitter.com/Hollygtweet
https://www.facebook.com/HollyGilliatt
https://pinterest.com/hollygilliatt/
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7032312.Holly_Gilliatt

WEB SITE LINK http://www.hollygilliatt.com/

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‘Til St. Patrick’s Day by Holly Gilliatt (chick lit/women’s fiction)

TilStPatricksDay_HG_LG 3Friday’s Fantastic Find is the chick lit novel “Til St. Patrick’s” Day by Holly Gilliatt.

GENRE: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit/Romantic elements

GET IT HERE:
AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Til-St-Patricks-Holly-Gilliatt/dp/1622371534/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373595556&sr=1-1

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/til-st-patricks-day-holly-gilliatt/1114984369?ean=2940016603599

SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/302424

KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Til-St-Patricks-Day/book-dc2DYkLSm0yd-0a83PnNbA/page1.html?s=bhyk_lE-KU2VFXjE1pdPwg&r=1

PUBLISHER: Turquoise Morning Press, http://www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com/products/til-st-patrick-s-day-by-holly-gilliatt

SYNOPSIS/BLURB
For three best friends, one winter will change everything.

Chronically optimistic Jayne is surprised she’s still single at twenty-eight. But as always for Jayne, there’s hope. This time his name is Gray—a successful, gorgeous marketing VP that she can’t believe is going out with her. She’s never given up on the belief that the right man for her is out there. Maybe Gray could be the one…if she just works hard enough to make it happen.

Her cynical friend Karen is suspicious of Jayne’s new guy with his model looks and over-inflated ego. She’s concerned for Jayne, but has her own relationship to worry about. Not that anything’s wrong with her boyfriend. He’s actually perfect for her, which is why she’s terrified. Not sure she can ever fully trust a man again, she considers bailing on yet another relationship.

Claudia is always there for her friends, mothering them like the children she craves to have. Happily married, Claudia anxiously awaits the day her husband finally agrees it’s time to start a family.

’Til St. Patrick’s Day is a novel about the depths of friendship and what happens when love doesn’t go according to plan.

REVIEWS:
Review from Debbie at Literati Book Reviews:
“The development of characters is written in such depth that you feel a deep sense of connection to each of the women. …With the author’s ease of putting words on paper, the story flows through your mind, connecting on a deep emotional level. You will find yourself hoping, gasping, shedding a tear or two and smiling with happiness as the story unfolds.”

Review from Victoria Lawson at BestChickLit.com:

“If you like a good love story, then this should be on your ‘to read’ list. Gilliatt creates characters who you connect with… The reader is placed in the middle of these three women’s lives; you experience their ups, their downs and their own journeys of self-discovery. You genuinely care about what happens to the characters, which is half the battle, and certainly not an easy one! …If you’re a sucker for a love story, then this novel will definitely give you a ‘happily ever after.'”

Review from Angie at Pink Fluffy Hearts:

“Wow did I love this book. From start to finish, I was engaged with the characters and the plot…. Jane, Karen, and Claudia’s stories wove together very nicely, and made me wistful that other books don’t always successfully convince me that the main characters are such close friends. It was a heart-warming story with a satisfying ending even though parts of it made me tear up…. Obviously the main theme of this novel was friendship, but it’s followed very closely by love—and not just romantic love. To anyone who likes to read stories about these themes, you HAVE to read this book. It’s fantastic.”

Review from Catriona Merryweather at Fabulous Book Fiend:

” A wonderful debut novel about changing your perspective when it comes to relationships. I was hooked into this story right from the word go… All three women are written as very strong characters and I’m sure that most readers will be able to identify with at least one of them, if not all of them, as I did… There are several unexpected twists and turns which will keep the reader guessing until the end as to how everything is going to turn out for these women as well as several ‘aww’ moments but make sure you keep the tissues handy as there were a few times I found myself welling up… A fantastic chick-lit novel, fun, identifiable and well worth a read!”

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5dAMqeAJMc

ABOUT HOLLY:

When she’s not busy daydreaming of someday spending her life writing from a cozy house in the woods, Holly Gilliatt has a hectic life in the suburbs as a wife and mom to three glorious–and crazy–kids. Working full-time selling packaging supplies and equipment in St. Louis, Missouri pays the bills (most months). A hopeless romantic and music addict, she finds time to pursue her passion for writing by avoiding housework. Her biggest ambition is to someday be caught up with the laundry.

CONNECT WITH HOLLY ONLINE:

https://twitter.com/Hollygtweet
https://www.facebook.com/HollyGilliatt
https://pinterest.com/hollygilliatt/
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7032312.Holly_Gilliatt

WEB SITE LINK http://www.hollygilliatt.com/

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HER KIND OF MAN by ELAINE CANTRELL (contemporary New Adult fiction)

FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is the contemporary New Adult romance HER KIND OF MAN by Elaine Cantrell.

FANTASTIC PRICE:
Amazon Kindle: Priced right at $.94 http://www.amazon.com/Her-Kind-of-Man-ebook/dp/B007TCJ36E

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing $.99 http://www.lachesispublishing.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HerKindofMan

All Romance eBooks $1.00 : https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-herkindofman-771739-149.html

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
Is it possible she’s finally found Her Kind of Man?

Ross Williams has been in love with Kara Cochrane since they were kids so when Kara’s fiancé Brandon Miles cheats on her and calls off their wedding—Ross steps in to rescue the damsel in distress.

A heartbroken Kara just wants to get on with her life and hunky Ross provides her with a definite distraction—that is until she starts falling for him. Big time.

But a devastating family secret threatens to destroy everything that Kara holds dear—including her relationship with Ross.

REVIEWS:

RomCon Reviews gives HER KIND OF MAN 5 CROWNS!

Cantrell’s characters came to life right before my eyes and involved me in their world instantly because they were so easy to relate to. But the main reason I enjoyed this book so much is because of the emotion throughout.

It was heart wrenching, lighthearted, touching and romantic at times as well as filled with so many misunderstandings that you couldn’t help but cry and other times be laughing out loud.

AUTHOR BIO:

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America and EPIC authors. Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest. When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys reading, going to the movies, and spending time with her grandchildren and her friends. You can learn more about Elaine at her web site http://www.elainecantrell.com/ and at her blog http://www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com/

CONNECT WITH ELAINE ONLINE:
twitter: @elainecantrell

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/elainepcantrell

Website: http://www.elainecantrell.com/

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THE BIRR ELIXIR by JO SPARKES (fantasy)

UnknownThis week’s Revolving Book is the fantasy THE BIRR ELIXIR by JO SPARKES.

BUY IT: Priced right at .99 cents!
Amazon http://amzn.com/B00D4R7PZ4
Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-birr-elixir-jo-sparkes/1115470299?ean=2940016445649
Web site: http://birrelixir.com/buy-the-book/

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When a young apprentice makes a mysterious elixir from a recipe in an old book, she’s suddenly the talisman for a daring Gamesman – and the weapon in the conspiracy against a prince.
Marra had never heard of Birr Elixir.

But when Drail of the Hand of Victory saw the words in an old book, she found herself agreeing to make it. Even lacking the right ingredient.

And after drinking it, the Hand of Victory defeated a Skullan team, something no one had ever done before. Now Drail walked the path his grandsire had walked, and Marra was offered a place as Brista, his potions mistress. She doubted her ability, but took the chance to escape her slave-like existence.

When she found a way to wake the mysterious sleeper, Marra wondered if she deserved the title after all.

But with Tryst’s waking, ill luck and bad things suddenly dogged their tracks. Drail, being a man of action, saw only the good in people. Marra lacked his faith, but was frozen by her own timidity. When the time came to confront these enemies, would Tryst stand with them or against them?

Would it make any difference?

REVIEWS:

The Birr Elixir Keeps Readers Hooked – Andrew Keyser, Portland Book Review

Author Jo Sparkes proves to be an outstanding author with this light-hearted fantasy tale. She makes creating a believable, likeable world look easy … for a fun story with an imaginative world and an exciting sport, look no further than Jo Sparkes’ book The Birr Elixir.A Wonderful Story …

Nicua Shamira, Terraverum

This is a wonderful story that just sucked me in from the first few pages. There are secrets and delicious intrigue that keep you guessing. Skillfully written, colourful and exciting, I enjoyed the Birr Elixir immensely and looking forward to the next book.

SNEAK PEEK:

http://birrelixir.com/first-20-pages/

AUTHOR:

A well-known Century City Producer once said Jo Sparkes “… writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read.” Not only are those words a compliment to Jo’s skills as a writer, but a true reflection of her commitment to her work as a screenwriter.

Jo Sparkes graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington College, a small liberal arts college famous for its creative writing program. Some years later, she renounced life in the corporate world to pursue her passion for writing. Jo went on to study for two years with Robert Powell; a student of renowned writers and teachers Lew Hunter, and Richard Walter, head and heart of UCLA’s Screenwriting Program. The culmination of those years of hard work was the short-film “The Image”, which Jo wrote and produced single-handedly.

Since then, Jo hasn’t looked back. Jo’s body of work includes scripts for Children’s live-action and animated television programs, a direct to video Children’s DVD, commercial work for corporate clients, as well as a being a feature writer on ReZoom.com. As a contributing writer for the Arizona Sports Fans Network — where she has been called their most popular writer — she was known for her humorous articles, player interviews and game coverage. Jo was unofficially the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he arrived in Arizona to play for the Cardinals.

She had the privilege to adjunct teach at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College, and even made a video of one of her presentations. Her new book, “Feedback How to Give It How to Get It”, is from the lessons shared. It truly is a writer’s — and any artist’s — guide to spinning gold.

When not diligently perfecting her craft, Jo can be found exploring her new home of Portland, Oregon, with her husband Ian, and their dog Oscar.

CONNECT WITH JO:

https://www.facebook.com/BirrElixir

Twitter: @Sparkes777

Author blog: http://josparkes.com/ (I blog on writing – the art, not the cash)

Book Site is http://birrelixir.com/

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DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE (mystery, romantic suspense)

Bruce-DL-400This week’s Revolving Book is the mystery DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE.

GENRE: Mystery, detective, noir-lite

PUBLISHER
Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/deadly-legacy/

AVAILABLE AT:
Amazon USA: http://tinyurl.com/asr2gr5
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/am6mghm
Amazon UK http://tinyurl.com/a7d5zge
and other Amazon sites worldwide
Also available in paperback on Amazon.

SYNOPSIS:
In 2018, rookie detective, Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can’t stand, and a legacy to live up to.

Jake Carmedy has lost a partner, mentor and friend, but grief will come later. First, he has a case to solve, one that has detoured from a simple insurance case to a murder investigation. If that isn’t enough, Joe’s daughter seems to want to take her father’s place as his boss.

Each one is working on a different part of the puzzle. No matter how hard they try, Carmedy and Garrett can’t avoid each other…and they might be next on a killer’s list.

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://tinyurl.com/am6mghm

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slHkbyko1_M

REVIEWS:
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Gail M Baugniet, Author of For Every Action
Deadly Legacy is an honest to goodness Mystery patterned after early mystery writers Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe. The story, however, is set on 21st century Canadian soil. http://tinyurl.com/bkrzwcr

Intriguing first episode of a new mystery series
By Corinne H. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE™ VOICE
Kate Garrett works as a police detective in a city in southwestern Ontario. She’s in the midst of a drug-related homicide investigation when she gets the worst news possible: her father Joe has been hit by a car and killed. A retired police officer himself, Joe had since turned to running his own private investigation service. Was it his most recent case that put him in harm’s way? Or was this merely a tragic accident? http://tinyurl.com/afgvtmo

5.0 out of 5 stars The first book of a new series. 2 Jan 2013
By AnneDon
It’s a very enjoyable book, with excellent dialogue and great characters. I look forward to the next in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read! July 10 2012
By DIC
Alison Bruce has concocted a complex and very interesting plot and delivered it in a fast-paced story with well-developed and realistic characterization. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
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SISTERS OF SPIRIT by Annette Blair, Lynn Jenssen, Christine Mazurk, Jeanine Duval Spikes (romance/women’s fiction)

Sisters of Spirit aTUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS THE romance/women’s fiction anthology “SISTERS OF SPIRIT” featuring New York Times Best-selling author ANNETTE BLAIR!

NEW RELEASE!
E-BOOK AVAILABLE AT:
AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/anaqfjc

AUTHORS: ANNETTE BLAIR, LYNN JENSSEN, CHRISTINE MAZURK, JEANINE DUVAL SPIKES.

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/bcpndla

SYNOPSIS:
Four life-long friends face the biggest changes of their lives.

Four sisters—not related by blood—but by spirit, each embark on a quest

Four women find out what they’re truly made of, and what love really means.

In “New View” by Lynn Jenssen, a couple’s vow of “for better or worse” is tested to the max under the threat of overwhelming work stress, and marital misunderstandings. But when a danger threatens to tear them apart for good, they face their biggest trial of all.

In “Identity” by Christine Mazurk, a young woman embarks on a complete life-change after losing more than 100 pounds, and through a twist of fate finds herself training for a marathon under the guidance of a super sexy coach. But when she starts falling for the hunky trainer, can she trust her new-found confidence to take her to the finish line?

In “Shaman’s Shell” by Jeanine Duval Spikes, a spunky young woman finds a mystical Native American artifact that could change the course of an archeologist’s career. He wants what she’s got. She doesn’t know if she can trust him. But as an attraction builds between them, the mysterious artifact propels them to discover what they both truly need.

In “Moving Pictures” by Annette Blair, a down-but-never-out woman lands a much-needed job working for one of the top advertising agencies in the country. Her boss is an award-winning exec whose focus has been solely on work for the past few years, to the exclusion of everything else. She doesn’t know why, and he isn’t prepared to tell her. The more reclusive he is, the more determined she is to draw him out, but how can she fight the haunting ghosts of his past?

AUTHOR BIOS:

ANNETTE BLAIR:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a fulltime writer. At forty books and counting, she’s added contemporary, bewitching, romantic comedies and cozy Vintage Magic mysteries to her award-winning historical romances. To find out when a new book is available, sign up for Annette’s mailing list at:
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LYNN JENSSEN:
Raised on a small island off the coast of New England, Lynn Jenssen infuses her writing—women’s fiction, and contemporary romance—with characters that live and laugh and love in small-town communities by the ocean. Lynn now lives in Rhode Island with her romantic hero husband, Bill, on a small family farm. With two grown sons, two wonderful daughter-in-laws, several joyful grandchildren, and three siblings with extended families, she appreciates the variety of relationships woven into a family fabric. She is the current president of the Rhode Island Romance Writers. When she isn’t writing or working, you can find her cooking, swimming, or walking—while letting her muse run wild!

CHRISTINE MAZURK:
Christine Mazurk is a business woman and Ironman triathlete with a passion for writing stories about ‘heart’. Her business experiences and participation in endurance events have allowed her to live and travel the world with her husband, John, and their two black cats, Tango and Samba. www.christinemazurk.com

JEANINE DUVAL SPIKES:
Jeanine Duval Spikes is a spinner of romantic tales with a touch of the supernatural. Lifelong research and experience with the paranormal infuse her stories with ethereal spirit, while her belief that love conquers all suffuse them with heart. She is a paranormal investigator with a small local group, aspiring to help those in need by advancing this exploratory field both spiritually and scientifically. When not writing, you can find her cooking, gardening, horseback riding, or forever getting lost in secondhand shops. The mother of two grown sons, she lives in Rhode Island, the Ocean State, with her very own hero-husband, Tim, and two crazy cats. She is the proud recipient of the Jo Ann Ferguson Service Award for selfless assistance and dedication to fellow writers and the craft.

EXCERPT:
SOS. Their code to each other. Sisters of Spirit—one of them needed support. Marina Simms gazed at the email. Confused because it seemed to come from her, though the preview screen indicated they’d all received it. She hit ‘reply all’—with the date and time of the ferry to catch for a quiet weekend getaway. Four friends. They discovered a common bond and were soon awed by the psychic connections that grew between them, a universal thread none of them could ignore. And now, one of them called out to her Sisters.

They met at the dock in the chill May breeze. After a flurry of hugs and kisses, the four women ascended the stairway to the ferry’s open bow deck. They sat huddled together, enjoying the quiet of being together, smiles lighting their faces.

Marina adjusted her large dark sunglasses against the sun’s glare reflecting off the water.
Clara pulled her plaid scarf higher on her neck and tucked a cocoa curl behind her ear, then she hugged Marina close. “I am so happy to be here.”

The thick auburn ponytail that Bryce pulled through the back of a ‘Life is Good’ cap bobbed as she nodded her agreement. “Me too. I need this so badly!”

Anastasia, her wavy blonde hair streaked with a fun splash of teal, laughed. “It’s as if the island knows when we need each other.”

“So you need this, too. I’m not the only one.”

Marina was thankful her dark lenses hid the moisture filling her eyes. SOS. No one fessed up to sending the call, but apparently it came at a good time for all.

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FOR A SHORT TIME by LORI LAPEKES (contemporary romance)

_cover_Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the contemporary romance FOR A SHORT TIME by LORI LAPEKES.

BUY IT ONLINE: ONLY $.99 ON AMAZON KINDLE!
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PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING
http://www.lachesispublishing.com/

SYNOPSIS:
“Just be yourself – everyone else is taken.”

That should be 30-year old Keri Ferrita’s motto.

Have you ever known a “chameleon?” Is there hope for Keri Ferrita, who, (mostly) unknowingly, IS one. Keri has no idea who she really is anymore. Raised in the Midwest, where catching frogs and shoveling manure was common practice, then spending several adult years traveling the country and hob-nobbing with celebrities and the elite, Keri has finally returned to her roots. She now lives in her sister’s basement, wondering just who in the heck she really is anymore.

After a peculiar meeting with the Quinn cousins, Keith and Jeremy, Keri becomes determined to capture Keith’s attention. Keith is an actor, a tall, compelling man, elusive, even abrasive at times, which makes him particularly intriguing to a woman like Keri who has been accustomed to capturing the heart of any man she’s ever wanted. Yet it was Jeremy, the humble cabinet-maker in the woods, who’d actually leaped into a bon-fire to rescue a scrap of an old coat for her that had sentimental value.

But Keith is handsome, mysterious, and obviously hiding secrets. He is a challenge. Jeremy is down to earth, and talented. He plants flowers and vines. He has a misshapen, possibly a “ghost-dog” named Scalawag, and has built a secret room in his house. He is interesting, but also—short. Maybe better suited for Keri’s friend, Darci, who could stand to date a caring, stable man to help with her troubled son, Nathan. Following two episodes with the facial disorder, Bell’s Palsy, and after Jeremy’s decision to move out of state – possibly to run from his heartbreak over her – Keri finally decides not only who she really is — but who she needs to become.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.lorilapekes.com/teaser.shtml

AUTHOR BIO:
Born in the small town of Wayland, Michigan, Lori has been writing since she was about 0 years old. Hand-printing, illustrating, and stapling together pages to look like real books, Lori created such oddities as, “The Mystery of the Old Silo,” and “Skull Mansion.” Raised in the country with goofy siblings, a few strange neighbors, and many animals, Lori has cemented her own “quirkiness” through a series of unusual factory jobs and a two-year stint in art school. Presently she is working as a graphic artist, while at long last realizing her seemingly impossible dream of becoming a published author of what she calls “off-beat, Midwestern novels.” Acknowledging that most people who hear voices in their head are called schizophrenic, she knows when those voices are put onto paper, assigned names and given personalities, these people are then labeled–writers! Lori believes her novels will resonate with people from both coasts as well as what some may unwittingly call fly-over country. Lori now lives back home in her small town of Wayland, along with a German shepherd named Madeline, and a three-footed kitten named Tippy.

Connect with Lori online:
web site: http://www.lorilapekes.com/
http://www.facebook.com/lori.lapekes

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Passion’s Race by Christine Mazurk (women’s fiction/ romance)

Passions Race front 1400 x 2100Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the women’s fiction/romance PASSION’S RACE by CHRISTINE MAZURK!

“A stunning debut!”

Where you can buy the book: $4.99
Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/bwyox3s

All Romance E-book: http://tinyurl.com/d3h5yxs
Bookstrand: http://tinyurl.com/ck55cb2
Lachesis Publishing: http://tinyurl.com/ckl74kf
also available at Ibooks and Barnes and Noble Nook.

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing

BLURB:
The heart of change is the change of heart.

Life is about never-ending choices. Yet some people never have the courage to choose change.

CJ Fallon has struggled with a family that she’s never quite fit into and a negative body image poisoned by her toxic, emotionally-distant mother. CJ’s mom finds fault with every choice CJ has made in her 27 young years. From earning her degrees; to climbing the corporate ladder; to her love of competing in Ironman triathlons; it’s all been one mistake after another according to CJ’s mother.

And now that CJ has won her ‘age group’ in an Ironman race as an amateur, she’s on the radar of the world’s athletic elite. Nick Madison, a former Tour-de-France star and coach of an up-and-coming Ironman team, wants her to join his outfit and become a professional. A real pro!

CJ struggles with her decision but once she commits to something, there’s no turning back.

After all, life is about making choices.

Even if it means leaving a stable career.

Even if it means leaving friends and moving half-way around the world.

Even if it means living with her mother’s rejection.

Even if it means losing her heart.

Even if it means risking her very life.

Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 5.12.43 AMAUTHOR BIO:

Christine Mazurk is a business woman and Ironman triathlete with a passion for writing stories about ‘heart’. Her business experiences and participation in endurance events have allowed her to live and travel the world with her husband, John, and their two black cats, Tango and Samba.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE ONLINE:
web site: http://www.christinemazurk.com/
blog: http://www.christinemazurk.com/blog/
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twitter: https://twitter.com/christinemazurk
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