Monthly Archives: July 2011

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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TATTOO by KIRSTEN IMANI KASAI (urban fantasy)

NEW REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY JULY 19th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by KIRSTEN IMANI KASAI

TITLE: TATTOO (sequel to ICE SONG)

GENRE: URBAN FANTASY

PUBLISHER: DEL REY/RANDOM HOUSE http://www.randomhouse.com/book/89917/tattoo-by-kirsten-imani-kasai

RELEASE DATE:  JULY 26TH, 2011

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780345508829

Amazon e-book: http://www.amazon.com/Tattoo-with-Bonus-Content-ebook/dp/B004J4WNFS/ref=ntt_at_ep_edition_2_2?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Tattoo-Kirsten-Imani-Kasai/dp/0345508823/ref=ntt_at_ep_edition_1_2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tattoo-kirsten-imani-kasai/1100088363?ean=9780345508829&itm=1&usri=tattoo%2bkirsten

SYNOPSIS:

Her fate is in her flesh.

In an environmentally fragile world where human and animal genes combine, the rarest mutation of all—the Trader—can instantly switch genders. One  such Trader—female Sorykah—is battling her male alter, Soryk, for  dominance and the right to live a full life.

Sorykah has rescued her  infant twins from mad Matuk the Collector. Her children are safe. Her  journey, she believes, is over, but Matuk’s death has unleashed darker,  more evil forces. Those forces—led by the Collector’s son—cast nets that  stretch from the glittering capital of Neubonne to the murky depths  below the frozen Sigue, where the ink of octameroons is harvested to  make addictive, aphrodisiac tattoos. Bitter enemies trapped within a  single skin, Sorykah and Soryk are soon drawn into a sinister web of  death and deceit.

REVIEWS:

Publisher’s Weekly: http://reviews.publishersweekly.com/978-0-345-50882-9

In this odd mix of decadent futurism and secondary world fantasy where ancient myths coexist with mundane technology, the characters struggle to survive in a society stratified by economics and biology. Tattoo revels in the lushly erotic while remaining aware of the costs of addiction and self-indulgence.

Alternative Worlds: http://www.alternative-worlds.com/2011/07/01/tattoo-kirsten-imani-kasai/

“Soryk/ah is a fascinating protagonist and antagonist as much of the fight is within her/his mind and body.  The complex story line contains a futuristic extrapolation of scientific research especially genetics combined with the trends of the global government-military-industrial complex, which insures control of the masses through addictions and profound proclamations such as global-warming is faith based while creationism is science.  Action-packed and thought provoking this is an engaging science fiction thriller with fantasy elements.”

An interview/review will be posted on http://www.omnivoracious.com on July 26 or 28

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://www.randomhouse.com/book/89917/tattoo-by-kirsten-imani-kasai

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER FOR ICE SONG: http://youtu.be/Ldb3l2VS95I

AUTHOR BIO

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Kirsten Imani Kasai has lived in places as diverse as Newark, NJ, East Hampton, NY,   Bradford and Penzance, England and a windowless cubby  beneath the stairs in a San Francisco flat. She has traveled extensively within the US and spent time in the Netherlands, Greece and the UK.

Her previous occupations include:  hairstylist/make-up artist,  retail  drone, box office sales, coat-check  girl, “Worst Waitress in the World,” positions in admin, management and  marketing, and a  two-day stint tying fishing nets.

Her fiction http://www.redroom.com/author/kirsten-imani-kasai, reviews and poetry have appeared in various national magazines and anthologies.

As a writer, her goals are to redefine prevalent cultural images of  women  and motherhood; to question the nature of gender roles; to  establish a  feminine vision of the future  not rooted in technological  alienation  and destruction; and, of course, to write killer stories that satisfy the natural human lust for action, sex, love, violence and intrigue.

CONNECT WITH KIRSTEN ONLINE:

WEB SITE http://www.icesong.com/
TWITTER: @KirstenIKasai
FACEBOK: www.facebook.com/kirstenimanikasai
Blog and audio: www.redroom.com/author/kirsten-imani-kasai

ANY CONTEST INFO FOR A CURRENT CONTEST YOU ARE RUNNING OR UPCOMING BLOG TOUR DATES OR UPCOMING BOOK

Contest: “In Bed with a Book” will run on Kirsten’s Facebook page from August 1-7 www.facebook.com/kirstenimanikasai

Check Kirsten’s website/Facebook page for contest details & dates.

1st prize: a personalized short-short featuring the winner and their favorite character from Ice Song or Tattoo.
2nd prize: autographed copies of Tattoo & Ice Song

UPCOMING SIGNINGS AND READINGS:

July 23, Comic Con San Diego
July 29, Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego
August 21, The Grove, San Diego (book release party)
October 15, LitCrawl/LitQuake, San Francisco

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NEW REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY JULY 11th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by LILLY CAIN!

TITLE: THE NAKED TRUTH, BOOK 2 OF THE CONFEDERACY TREATY SERIES

GENRE: EROTIC SCI-FI ROMANCE

PUBLISHER: CARINA PREESS  http://tinyurl.com/6zsuuvq

RELEASE DATE:  JUNE 2011

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

Carina Press:  http://tinyurl.com/6evvzt8

Amazon. Com
http://tinyurl.com/6x446qr

Kobo Books

http://tinyurl.com/68u89nl

Audible.com

http://tinyurl.com/64ynksn

Barnes & Noble
http://tinyurl.com/5rqx96w

SYNOPSIS:

Captain Susan Branscombe was the victim of brutal torture at the hands of terrorists. Though rescued, she’s now facing an equally brutal accusation: treason.

The only way she can prove her innocence is to allow Asler Kiis, a Confederacy Examiner, to delve into the depths of her mind. Asler is Inarri, the alien race that made contact with Earth just months before. His duty is to find the truth, but when he explores Susan’s mind he can’t resist drawing her into a more intimate experience.

Susan takes comfort in Asler’s heated sensuality. Their erotic sensory exploration chases away the darkness and her body aches for more. But as their desire reaches new limits Susan finds it difficult to suppress the memories she is desperate to forget.

Is the passion they share enough to let Susan push aside her fear and trust Asler, not only with her mind and body but with her ever-opening heart?

READ AN EXCERPT:  http://www.lillycain.com/books/nt.php

REVIEWS:

The Wormhole <http://wormyhole.blogspot.com/2011/06/review-naked-truth-by-lilly-cain.html&gt; – “The story was well done all the way around. This was a one sitting read for me – I couldn’t put it down! I loved the ending and can hardly wait for more books in this series!”

Book-Addicts.com – “I gave this 5 stars because you cheer for Susan as she recovers and faces what’s happened to her and learns to move on. I want to know what happens next!”

Over a Cuppa Tea – <a href=” “>”The Naked Truth by Lilly Cain is not only highly sensual and sexy, but it’s highly captivating and emotional.”

RomanceAholic – “This book had one of my favorite premises — one of the main characters was severely physically injured.  I also loved the psychic elements, and Susan’s own potential with it.  The sensuality was delicious without being PWP <http://romanceaholic.com/review-criteria#acronyms&gt; , and as always, I loved the political machinations that they had to deal with.”

AUTHOR BIO:

Lilly Cain is a wild woman with a deep throaty laugh, plunging necklines and a great lover of all things sensual – perfume, chocolate, silk! She never has to worry about finding a date or keeping a man in line. She keeps her blond hair long and curly, wears beautiful clothes and loves loud music. Lilly lives her private life in the pages of her books.

Lilly lives in Atlantic Canada, although she spent eight years in Bermuda, enjoying the heat and the pink sands. She returned to her homeland so she could see the changing of the seasons once again. When not writing she paints, swills coffee and vodka (but not together), and fights her writing pals for chocolate.

When not living up to her pen name, Lilly is a single mom who loves reading and writing, dabbling in art and loving and caring for her two daughters. She loves romance and the freedom erotic fantasy provides her imagination. She loves the chilling moments in her novels as much as the steaming hot interludes. Her stories are an escape and a release, and she hopes that they can give you that power, too.

CONNECT WITH LILLY ONLINE:

web site:  http://www.lillycain.com <http://www.lillycain.com/>
Facebook http://www.facebook.ca/Lilly_Cain <http://www.facebook.ca/Lilly_Cain>
Twitter  http://www.twitter.com/LillyCain <http://www.twitter.com/LillyCain>
Blog – http://contactinfinitefutures.wordpress.com/

UPCOMING:
July 20: Q and A with Lily and a giveaway at http://judimello.blogspot.com/
July 21: blogging ad the Sci-Fi blog –  http://contactinfinitefutures.wordpress.com/

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DIRTY TROUBLE by J.M. GRIFFIN (mystery/crime – comedy with romantic elements)

NEW REVOLVING BOOK

POSTED TUESDAY JULY 5th, 2011

Our latest REVOLVING BOOK is by J.M. GRIFFIN!

TITLE: DIRTY TROUBLE: A VINNIE ESPOSITO MYSTERY

GENRE: MYSTERY/CRIME/ (with) COMEDY AND ROMANTIC ELEMENTS

PUBLISHER: LACHESIS PUBLISHING http://tinyurl.com/64oa6zd

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:

LACHESIS PUBLISHING: http://tinyurl.com/64oa6zd

AMAZON KINDLE: http://tinyurl.com/6ea2ew3

FICTION WISE: http://tinyurl.com/67a2r9k

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2011

SYNOPSIS:

Someone is stalking Vinnie Esposito. But that’s just the start of her problems…

Criminal justice instructor Vinnie Esposito is having a very bad day. After barely escaping serious injury in a car accident, Vinnie runs into a former adversary she suspects is stalking her. Then she learns her 60-year-old aunt has been arrested and is palling around with mobsters. Suddenly Vinnie finds herself over her head in trouble – dirty trouble. It’s an awkward situation to say the least for someone who’s constantly surrounded by law-enforcement contacts – including the hunky State Trooper Marcus Richmond and FBI agent Aaron Grant.

PREVIOUS RELEASES IN THE VINNIE ESPOSITO SERIES:

DEAD WRONG: http://tinyurl.com/6gvw3st
FOR LOVE OF LIVVY: http://tinyurl.com/6ca29km

REVIEWS:

I read, I loved and can’t wait for more of Vinnie’s antics. Warm, funny and interesting story. ~ Jamie Millis

READ AN EXCERPT: http://tinyurl.com/64oa6zd

AUTHOR BIO:

Bio – Live in Scituate, RI on 67 acres,  (tree huggers love us),  two cats – 1 well-used husband – I have an art studio that rocks – I love to write and paint, though both vie for the same free time I have. Been writing for 10 years now and have 4 books published. Long term goal is to be listed as a NY Times Bestseller. (We all need goals) 😀

CONNECT WITH J.M. ONLINE:

WEB SITE: http://www.JMGriffin.net

BLOG: http://mycozymysteries.blogspot.com

FACEBOOK:  J.m.Griffin

TWITTER: @JMGriffin

UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING:

Book signing August 9th at Books on the Square, Angell Street, Providence, RI

CONTESTS:

Be sure to keep checking J.M. GRIFFIN’s web site – as she will be giving away an E-READER in August!

http://www.JMGriffin.net

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