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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"Ava" by Charyse Allan


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Ava
(Hart Twins Book 1)
by Charyse Allan

Ava (Hart Twins Book 1) by Charyse Allan

Ava, the first book in the Hart Twins series by Charyse Allan, has just been released and is ON SALE for only $0.99 this week only.


Ava is currently on tour with YA Bound Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Ava has everything planned, as usual. Finish senior year at the top of her class, perform her best dance routine at the dance concert, and have the greatest prom ever. But her best friend, Cade, has other ideas. He convinces Ava to abandon her rigid schedule and enjoy her last year of high school. After letting her hair down for one amazing night and exchanging a steamy kiss with Cade, she's ready to explore this carefree side of herself, until someone plays a cruel joke on her.
Humiliated and hurt, Ava retreats into her carefully constructed box, hoping everything will go back to normal. But it doesn't. What she thought was a prank has turned out to be so much more, and she doesn't even know the half of it. Determined to handle the situation herself, Ava hides her true feelings from her friends and her new love interest but is quickly pushed past her breaking point.
The survival of a sickening betrayal, a broken heart, and a perilous attack mean very little when lost in a game you don’t even know you’re playing.


Excerpt
Going into full-on geek planner mode, she told me where they would set up the photographer and how they could decorate everything along with the theme. My complete attention was trained on her while she gestured wildly along with her explanations. She moved around the room, and I followed, beaming like it was Christmas morning.
When she was in the middle of explaining the cheesy outfits people could wear, I lost all control. Her enthusiasm, her excitement for life was far too captivating. This was the perfect moment to find out how she really felt about me, consequences be damned. I grabbed her arm, pulling her close and pressing my lips to her silky-smooth ones. The gasp I swallowed appeared to be a good sign. At least she wasn’t shoving me away.
The scents of vanilla and cinnamon clouded my senses when I tangled my hands in her soft curls. My heart pounded in my chest as she clutched my shirt in her fists, holding onto me as if I were her lifeline. A simple kiss had never felt so amazing.
I stopped the kiss when we were only getting started by pulling her head back with my hand gripping her hair but murmured against her lips, “Let’s get some lunch.” Her glassy eyes gave me complete satisfaction.
Turning for the door, I left her staring after me all cute and dazed. When I glanced back, I caught her touching her fingers to her lips, which had to be burning as much as mine were. With a playful grin, I prompted, “You coming?”
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]



About the Author
Charyse Allan
Charyse Allan grew up in Arizona dancing and riding horses. She is an avid reader but didn’t become one until high school. This is also when she realized her passion for writing. However, it wasn’t until a couple years into her marriage that she tried her hand at writing a novel.
When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found in Northern Arizona, tending her garden with her husband and best friend, while their two kids and two crazy dogs run around the yard. Charyse is also a big fan of Holy yoga, juicing and being a vegetarian - she misses bacon like nobody’s business.


Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win one of three signed copies (US only) or one of 9 ebook copies of Ava by Charyse Allan or one of two $5 Amazon gift cards.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

"Pathways" by Camille Peters


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Pathways
(The Kingdom Chronicles Book 1)
by Camille Peters

Pathways (Kingdom Chronicles Book 1) by Camille Peters

Pathways by Camille Peters has just been released and is ON SALE for $0.99 for a limited time. This book blast and giveaway is hosted by Clean Wholesome Romance.



Description
Eileen has never been interested in love. Ever since her father’s abandonment, she’s vowed to never experience such pain again. But the enchanted forest has different ideas. When the continuously shifting pathways lead her to a mysterious stranger, Eileen finds her promise to fiercely guard her heart increasingly difficult to keep.
One night when she becomes lost in a storm, the enchanted forest’s pathways lead her to the castle, home to the kingdom’s Dark Prince, where Eileen finds herself entangled in what many consider an opportunity but which Eileen believes to be a curse: competing for the Dark Prince’s hand through a series of tests that judge one’s royal worth. Eileen is neither royal nor interested in becoming a princess. But the mysterious stranger she met in the woods has his own reasons for helping her succeed, but the cost of his assistance may be too high: that of Eileen’s heart, the one thing she’s vowed never to give.
Inspired by “The Princess and the Pea”.



Excerpt
A knock sounded on the door. I bit back a sigh, both of impatience and relief. “Come in.” 
I gasped as the door swung open, for it wasn’t Alaina who stood there but—“Aiden?” 
He beamed, his eyes lighting up as they settled on my face. Warmth seeped over me to see him again after all these weeks, and my heart performed several cartwheels as he stared at me, his expression tender. 
“Aiden!” I fell into his arms, burrowing myself against him. 
He nestled against my hair. “It’s wonderful to see you. I admit I thought it’d be much longer before our paths crossed again, and I’m pleased that’s not the case.” 
I tipped my head back to gape up at him. “Wait, what are you doing here?” 
“An excellent question; one I was about to ask you. May I come in?” 
I slowly nodded. He shut the door behind him, his eyes never once leaving my face. The shock of seeing him at the palace of all places slowly subsided and I tentatively smiled. “I can’t believe you’re here. I never thought I’d see you again.” 
He returned my smile with a lopsided one of his own and my insides fluttered. “I promised we’d see each other again. How are you?” 
I sighed. “I’m in a bit of a predicament.” 
He raised an eyebrow. “Indeed. So you’re a secret princess keen on trying to persuade the prince to marry you?” 
I pulled a face. “No, this is all some horrible misunderstanding.” 
“Is it?” He folded his arms and leaned against my bedpost. “And how did a common girl end up in such a plight?” 
I narrowed my eyes at him. A secret danced within his dark eyes, taunting me. “You don’t happen to know the answer, do you?” 
He chuckled, and the warm sound I’d fiercely missed washed over me. “I do, actually.” His smile widened. “I’ve really missed you, Eileen. I’m so glad you’re here.” 
“Why am I here?” I pressed my hands on my hips and glared at him, demanding he answer me. 
He straightened and came over until he stood directly in front of me, enveloping me in his warmth and causing the strange sensations that only came from him to fill my heart. “It so happened I witnessed your unexpected arrival last night.” 
“What are you even doing here?” 
“Isn’t it obvious? I’m a member of the court.” 
My brow furrowed. “I don’t understand. How does your being a member of the court explain why I now find myself trapped here?” 
“Because thanks to my position, it wasn’t difficult to convince the guards that you’re one of the princesses come here to woo the prince.” He winked. 
I gaped at him, my heart pounding furiously. With each beat my insides burned, my anger searing and poisonous. “You told them what?” 
He frowned. “I told the guards that you’re a princess.” 
“You mean to tell me,” I hissed through gritted teeth, “that it’s your fault I’m tangled in this dangerous mess?” 
Perplexity twisted his expression. “Mess? It’s an opportunity.” 
“An opportunity for what, exactly? To be executed?” 
He rolled his eyes. “Why so dramatic?” 
My fists tightened. “If I’m caught posing as a royal, what do you think will happen? You think the royal family will merely have a good laugh before releasing me? No, they’ll send me to the gallows.” My blood chilled. I needed to escape. I stomped to the door, but Aiden blocked my exit. 
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“This was SUCH a cute book! The characters were very well developed …The supporting characters were just as endearing … as the main characters. The descriptions of surroundings were impeccable, I could just see the environment and feel the feelings that were invoked by them. The plot was really well thought out, the ideas were super creative, and I love the general fairy tale feel … I couldn’t put it down, I just fell in love with the characters and I can’t WAIT for the next one!” ~ Emma Miller
“I ADORE the creativity in this book! The forest is so magical and has so many enchanting moments throughout the story. I loved being transported into a fairy tale theme as I read; it was a perfect escape into a sweet and charming era! I absolutely loved the direction the story went and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the adventure Eileen stumbled upon. There are so many fun characters in the story, each with unique personalities! This is such a darling story about loyalty, romance, friendship and all with a fairytale feeling!” ~ Stephanie
“This is a delightful story of romance and adventure, centered near a magical forest that guides its travelers to discover not only its own enchantments, but also to find true love along the way. It is also a story of growth and overcoming one’s weaknesses, and of going forward despite one’s fears. Both of those things are inspirational to me, and I found myself relating to the characters and hoping for their success. An enjoyable journey to give hope to your heart!” ~ William
“I really enjoyed this story. The characters are fun and delightful and they were well developed. I liked that it was only loosely based on an existing fairy tale and branch out in interesting ways to create romance and drama. I get really bored with the same re-telling over and over and this was fresh and new.” ~ Charla

About the Author
Camille Peters
Camille Peters was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she grew up surrounded by books. As a child, she spent every spare moment reading and writing her own stories on every scrap of paper she could find. Becoming an author was always more than a childhood dream; it was a certainty.
Her love of writing grew alongside her as she took local writing classes in her teens, spent a year studying Creative Writing at the English University of Northampton, and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English and History. She’s now blessed to be a full-time author.
When she’s not writing she’s thinking about writing, and when’s she’s not thinking about writing she’s … all right, she’s always thinking about writing, but she can also be found reading, playing board games with her family and friends, or taking long, bare-foot walks as she lives inside her imagination and brainstorms more tales.

Giveaway
Enter the blast-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash.


Links
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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Forever Yours Clean Romance Event featuring Liwen Y. Ho


EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Sweetest Spark
(The Spark Brothers Book 3)
by Liwen Y. Ho

The Sweetest Spark (The Spark Brothers Book 3) by Liwen Y. Ho

During the month of January, we will be featuring 12 fabulous authors who write clean romance. Today we feature Liwen Y. Ho with The Sweetest Spark, ON SALE for only $0.99 to 31 January.


Also available in The Spark Brothers series: A Single Spark and A Sudden Spark.


This book blast and giveaway is hosted by Clean Wholesome Romance.


Description
He’s a fun-loving ice cream shop owner looking for more than a fling. She’s a straight-laced food critic too scared for love. Little did they know how much a foolish kiss would trigger an avalanche of emotions too great to contain.
Colin Spark may not have the best track record when it comes to his career choices, but he’s loved the same woman since he was thirteen. His only obstacle to winning her heart is proving he’s ready to settle down—an impossible task now that his store is going out of business.
Since her sister’s passing, Candy Connelly has survived by being in control and protecting her heart. There’s only one man she’s let her guard down with, but his unreliable past shakes her confidence in his future.
Colin won’t give up pursuing his passion; Candy won’t give in to her attraction. That is until an accident brings all their unspoken issues to the surface and forces them to listen to their hearts. Will this incident be the spark that drives them apart for good or gives them their sweetest taste of romance yet?

Excerpt
Candy followed Abby as they headed back to their table, her heels clicking against the wooden floor, until a tall figure stepped in front of her. One whiff of the man’s musky cologne confirmed Colin’s presence, as did the warmth radiating from his body. Candy would’ve liked to wrap herself up in it, especially in this cold winter weather. Instead, she stepped back, careful not to make contact with the man who had a way of worming his way into her heart. “Excuse me,” she stated, trying to side step her way around him.
“Candy, can we talk?” Colin stood firmly, crossing his arms as if he meant business. “Please?”
“Colin, that’s not a good idea.” Candy peered around him to look for Abby and see if she’d help her out of this situation. No luck though; her friend was long gone. So much for counting on her friend’s nosiness. She crossed her arms and peered up into Colin’s pleading eyes, then immediately dropped her gaze. It was best not to look directly into his eyes. That’s how she’d found herself letting down her guard around him. “I thought I made it clear; there’s no future for us. We’re too different. It would never work.”
He stepped close, leaning his head down next to hers. His voice was husky when he spoke. “If that’s the case, I want you to tell it to me straight. Look me in the eyes and say there’s no future for us. Then I’ll let you go on your way and never bother you again.”
“What? What difference does it make how I say it?” Candy turned her head to the side, away from his face. She stared at the intricate pattern of the tiles on the wall, anywhere but his eyes. For some people, sugar was their weakness; for her, it was Colin.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]


Praise for the Book
“I loved the chemistry and banter between Candy and Collin. Their escapades and experiences drew me into the story and their love and forgiveness stayed with me long after the last page.” ~ Ru4Repeat
“Colin really is the sweetest Spark! He and Candy had such beautiful character arcs as they grew to trust God and each other more. The romance was tender and the Christian elements gentle and poignant. I found I could actually identify with parts of both of their personalities, and that make me cheer for each of them even more. The push-and-pull of their relationship was the richest of any Liwen Ho book I’ve read yet, and I’m already a fan. She just keeps getting better!” ~ cloudbird
The Sweetest Spark is a book where the characters just walk right into your heart-well, by book 3 of The Spark Brothers, you are invested in these lovable and fun people – uh … CHARACTERS (Characters in a book, NOT real people-yes, I know! Really!) Colin and Candy are wonderful characters BECAUSE of their issues that they work through… and discover that everything works when they work together. Isn’t that something that we would all benefit from learning!!! I am looking forward to the rest of the series!” ~ Sarah Sarber

About the Author
Liwen Y. Ho
Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and an author by night. She writes sweet and inspirational contemporary romance infused with heart, humor, and a taste of home (her Asian roots).
In her pre-author life, she received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children.


Giveaway
Enter the blast-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash.


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Friday, November 30, 2018

"Ancient Script of Lovecontu" by Kaitlynzq


REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
Ancient Script of Lovecontu
by Kaitlynzq

Ancient Script of Lovecontu  by Kaitlynzq

Poet Kaitlynzq shares excerpts from her audio poem Ancient Script of Lovecontu. Make sure you listen to the audio poem description below to get a sense of her melodic narration. You can also read my review and enter our exclusive giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the audio poem.
Kaitlynzq is also offering our readers two special deals:
1. A discount of 20% off the purchase price of the Ancient Script of Lovecontu audio poem. Simply enter code 763620 at the checkout (offer expires 15 January 2019).
2. A discount of 10% off the Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu audio set. Included in this audio set: Ancient Script of Lovecontu audio poem, Legend of Song de Light audiobook, Legend of Song de Light audio play. Simply enter coupon code booksdirect10 at the checkout (offer valid 14 to 21 December 2018). In addition, if you purchase Lovecontu Song de Light Lovecontu audio set by the end of 21 December, you will receive a $3 virtual gift card via email by 22 December to apply towards the purchase of any of the author’s books (gift card valid for 30 days).


You can read about Kaitlynzq's audiobook Legend of Song de Light in my previous blog post.

Description
The story within Ancient Script of Lovecontu contains words of
caresses around
as a cocoon of soft cashmere
accompanied by sweet aroma
allures to intimate nearness
remains a velvet kiss
Multiple poems designed to connect to form a story like a heart’s breath.



Excerpts
“...Oh, actually, that’s how I’m feeling...
A breeze, melodic in pace…”
“...Captivated, she draws nearer
Closer to...than she’s ever gone before…”
“...Water leaked from my eyes…”
“...And begins to sing…”

My Review
I received this book in return for an honest review.

In Ancient Script of Lovecontu, the author weaves four exquisite poems into one. We are treated to rhythmical phrases that evoke each of the five senses, leading us to experience every sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell. The poems center on the themes of loneliness and the need to belong and feel wanted. All presented in the author’s own voice that feels like a warm caress.
Kaitlynzq, “thank you for being you.”

About the Author
Kaitlynzq
My fictional stories are written from the inside view 
of a character’s interior heart-that
beautiful, vulnerable, intimate space
feelings, desires, needs, dreams
a blend of
delicate feather ripples of heart waves
needs, feelings, dreams, desires
quiet, gentle heart strings
tender, continuous
soft, vulnerable air mist
circles, weaves to caress
a sonic sea of heart’s breath
Woven into audio books that are recorded in my voice with a medley of music as a heart’s wave into downloadable mp3 files; audio plays adapted from the audio books, and layered into pdf files like a heart’s song; audio poems that are multiple poems designed to connect to form a story as a heart’s breath; and audio sets that are sets of these interconnected stories with elements from each story that interweave in one another as heart’s wave, heart’s song, heart’s breath.



Giveaway
Enter our exclusive giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the audio poem Ancient Script of Lovecontu by Kaitlynzq.


Links
Gumroad (see above for coupon codes)