**BOOK SIGNING GIVEAWAY** Hotter in Texas Series by Christie Craig and Cupid, Texas Series by Lori Wilde

Nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. And Dominique Wells doesn’t think things can get any worse until she’s invited to a quirky neighbor’s party. When pressured into playing a magical card game, Dominique’s world goes from sucky to terrifying. She begins having visions of a red desert and an evil presence–a presence who hints at past lives and promises to kill her.

Plagued by fear and suspicion, and unaware of a family secret kept hidden from her, Dominique is determined to live. Together with a mysterious and gorgeous guy who’s moved in while his parents are away, and a hot, popular guy from school, Dominique must seek clues to her past if she’s to survive. That, and keep her emotions in check for the two guys she suddenly can’t stop thinking about because if she doesn’t, she’ll be dead. For real.

Praise for FINAL LIFE

“Rose Garcia will explode your mind with action packed scenes and emotional turmoil.” – Moonlight Book Reviews

“The whole transhuman concept had the whole Sci-Fi/Fantasy element going on, yet Rose Garcia has written it in a way that is both fresh and believable, with the classic good versus evil theme incorporated.” – Always YA at Heart


“Final Life is filled with magical moments, heart aching moments, action, and suspense. I look forward to the next chapter of Dominique’s story.” – WinterHaven Books


SNEAK PEEK

“Dominique, please. Hear us out,” Dad said.

            “No!

You hear ME out! You brought me to this stupid city, and I hate it here!

Everything about this place sucks, and now, because of you, I’m crazy!” Tear

trickled down my face, and I wiped them away fast. “Okay? Fucking crazy! And

it’s all your fault!”

            Instantly

I bit my lip because I regretted my words, but they were out already. Besides,

they needed to know how pissed I was.

            Dad

paced the room. “You have every right to be upset, Dominique. We never meant

for any of this to happen.”

            I

didn’t even notice Farrell at my side until he took my hand.  “Dominique, I told you. You’re not crazy.”

            My

head began to swoon. My knees buckled. Every time I was near Farrell, a funny

feeling came over me. Sometimes it was a subtle dizziness, other times a tingle

throughout my body, but always the feeling warmed me. Calmed me. And seemed so

natural and familiar.         

“What are

you doing to me?” I whispered.

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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who’s always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she’s been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles–a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.

Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com

Spotlight On: Jennie Sherwin, Author of Intentional Healing

I want to thank the Members of the Board of the Rave Reviews Book Club for this incredible opportunity to be featured as the club’s first “Spotlight” Author. You’ve all done a great deal of work to make this club a reality. To Nonnie Jules, Founder and President, thank you for founding the club and giving authors a place to hang their hats among friends. I am also grateful to my longtime friend Kathy Treat, Membership Director, for inviting me to join. Marketing and promotion are challenges for the first-time author. Being selected as the “Spotlight” Author, who receives marketing and promotion to the social media outlets as well as to print media, is truly a gift from heaven. Last, but not least at all, I send a special thank you to all the bloggers who agreed to host me on their site. I am truly grateful.

I have always loved to read, so it was natural for me to pursue a career where I could share my love of reading with others, which I did as a teacher of English. I liked writing, too, but it took years to hone my craft. I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors. One, in particular, at Random House, the trade publishing company in New York City, literally taught me how to think about writing, always holding the reader in mind and using that focus to sharpen the clarity of my text. My experience at Random House opened the door to a career in public health consulting. Working in a busy editorial office on publications for many clients, each with specific needs, gave me the perfect opportunity to gain experience writing or editing books, papers, and articles targeting different audiences at varying reading levels. As a service to all of the writers and editors who might be reading this blog, I’d like to pass along the names of the manuals that I’ve used throughout my career with links to their Amazon pages. They include the Chicago Manual of Style, Words into Type, New Hart’s Rules, Fowler’s Modern English Usage, and Scientific Style and Format.

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Now to my book: In Intentional Healing…I tell the story of my transformation from a Western-educated woman who worked as a writer and editor in the field of public health, to a woman who awakened to a more Eastern-oriented way of thinking that included a de-emphasis on the individual and ego and an emphasis on collective consciousness and the soul. After bizarre symptoms upended my life, I sought help from Western medicine. No one I consulted could explain what was happening to me. No one, that is, until I met diagnostic detective, Dr. Leo Galland, who tied my symptoms to environmental illness and referred me to a pioneer in environmental medicine, Dr. William J. Rea, in Dallas, Texas, founder of the Environmental Health Center-Dallas. While at the EHC-D, I was introduced to the view held by doctors of environmental medicine that many chronic illnesses are triggered by environmental toxins. During treatment, I unmasked (or became aware of a sensitivity I had not recognized before) for sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Dr. Rea referred me to Deborah Singleton, founder and director of “A Healing Place”, and her energy healing team. Energy balancing helped me respond to the treatment program at Dr. Rea’s clinic. With Deborah’s guidance I began the process of expanding my consciousness and understanding the real roots of illness. My journey, which included initiation into Reiki channeling and healing from Navajo hataali, took me from dark nights of the soul to a new way of thinking about illness.

Jennie Sherwin, author and editor
http://jsherwinblog.wordpress.com/

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Interview: F.M. Sherrill, Author of Ivory

Welcome today to F. M. Sherrill, the author of Ivory, who has graciously offered to stop by and answer a few questions!

1. What do you write about? Tell us a little about your previously published works.
I write dark fantasy. My previous work is called Ivory by F.M. Sherrill. It’s about a warrior Queen battling the dark Lecs. There’s betrayal, passion, the stink of evil and decay, torn flesh and armored hearts. The way it’s versed is fast paced and gut-wrenching. I like my characters flawed and dirty, but beautiful in their brokenness.

2. Tell us a little about your work in progress.
Right now I’m working on two books. The first is a gritty post-apocalypse werewolf novel called Cry Wolf. The second is a joint work with Becca C. Smith featuring tormented vampires and beasts called Black Sunrise. They’ll both be coming out next summer, so be on the look out for a hot read during the dog days of the heat waves.

3. Any advice for aspiring writers?
Write with a schedule. I used to think that you had to wait for inspiration to come. That idea will get you stuck in the mud for ages. Write every morning. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, you’ll end up with a finished work by the end of the year. Writing every day, keeps the fear of writing away!

4. What inspired you to write your first book?
After college I was tormented by the ghosts of writing. I would feel this strange sort of emptiness, and when I sat down and the keys started clicking I felt a sort of peace. It was then that I had the revelation, “I must be a writer.”

5. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I’ve heard a lot of feedback about the main character. They call her witchey (we all know what that means). But honestly, I love her. I love that she’s brave, calloused, and doesn’t mush into a pile when she’s shown affections. She’s a leader, all the way through, and new information changes her slowly and slightly. No big, “I’m a girly girl now,” kind of flip that some may have been hoping for. Let her be “witchey.” A woman can be stubborn and strong, and that’s okay. Future woman, don’t be afraid of main characters like this. We can be so much more than what’s thought of us. I believe in you ladies!

6. What do you find particularly challenging about writing?
Everything, lol. There’s this sort of unspoken fear about writing. The only way I can silence that, “oh my god, what’s the point, your work sucks,” voice is to just keep writing. Keep moving forward. Humans aren’t perfect, that can be one of our greatest flaws, but it also leads to our greatest strengths. In imperfection, there’s beauty, significance. Flaws are like a signature, I’d encourage other writers out there to re-fall-in-love with their writer’s voice instead of trying to be someone else, just to earn that “mean green.”

7. If there was one message you could send to everybody who reads your books, what would it be?
As portrayed in the symbolism of Ivory, there’s something to be said about the duality of light and darkness. Male and female. Day and night. I criss-cross and interchange the features of all of these aspects in a hope that readers will understand that they’re not defined by the roles given to them at birth. Society, your parents, religion, authority figures, all can sculpt a young mind into believing in what they are and what they are not. I hope I inspire someone to dig a little deeper. Dream beyond the lines in the box painted for you. I believe in people. Again, I think as a culture we are so much more than what’s been fed to us, so much more than what we even believe.

8. Have you ever used characteristics from someone you know in one of your books?
Yes. I think the most fascinating subjects are all around you. The friend that repeats the same mistakes, blind to her own achilles heels. The man living in the shadow of his father, as his back bends and curves over years of oppression. The young woman callously shrugging off the sales clerk because he is “lower” than her. The young boy jumping into the ocean to save a drowning dog. Each person, each life is rich beyond measure when you look close enough.

9. What inspires you to write?
Dreams. Some of my stories were once dreams I actually lived through. I have a very active night life. lol.

10. Where can readers find you and your work?

My readers can find me on FB as F.M. Sherrill.

My most recent novel Ivory is here on Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00DTLTQFM

I have two dorky blogs, you can follow and contact me there
http://fmsherrill.blogspot.com
http://girlswritingcoffee.blogspot.com

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Ivory, by F. M. Sherrill

Ivory

As a child in the desert kingdom of Gryth, Ivory witnessed the brutal murder of her parents at the hands of a sinister race known as the Lecs. Now Queen of her people, a vengeance-fueled Ivory launches a final battle to annihilate the enemy once and for all. But on the eve of war, betrayed by her own kind and left in the hands of the Lecs, she’s forced to learn the shocking truth about their two peoples, and the diabolical curse that’s plagued them for centuries. Armed with newfound knowledge and unexpected allies, Ivory must face the real enemy that’s haunted her all her life, and make a choice that will mean the difference between a new beginning and the end of the world. Ivory is an exercise in duality made reality; an exploration of darkness and light, male and female, sun and moon… seen through the eyes of two cultures ripped apart by an ancient evil whose pain resonates through the ages like the beating of a drum.

Spotlight: Beautifully Twisted by Jennifer Domenico

**This book is intended for ages 18 and up due to explicit sexual content and language.**


Alexa
Drake is at the top of her game. Heading up the London office for
Patrick Collins Media, she’s done what it takes to get to the top and
have the career and independence she’s always wanted. Her life in London
is everything she’s worked hard to achieve, and she revels in her
new found control. If only she could forget the one man who brings her to
her knees. Literally.

Scott Patrick is successful, commanding,
and the kind of man women dream about. He’s also responsible for Alexa’s
career success and her twisted view of love. Scott is a master at
avoiding commitment and emotions and always thought of himself as the
kind of guy who would never settle down. So why can’t he get Alexa out
of his head?

When Scott suddenly turns up in London, Alexa has to
decide if she can open herself up to the same man that broke her heart
or if she’s ready to give someone new a chance.

Beautifully
Twisted is an intense power struggle between two people who have a hard
time being together but an even harder time staying apart.


“Hot, Hotter, Holy burning up the pages is how I would describe this book!”~ Schmexy Girl Book Blog

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Jennifer Domenico Jennifer Domenico started
writing as a five-year old child in the back of her mother’s bible in
church. It was a way to keep the fidgety child quiet but even then she
took simple stories and twisted them into even more imaginative tales.
As she grew, the stories grew with her and she filled notebook after
notebook with her musings.

As an adult, she knew she wanted to be
a writer but she lacked the attention span and inspiration required to
produce a full length story. Eventually she put away her notebooks and
turned her attention to the business world where she toiled away for
many years.

She stopped reading fiction, stopped entertaining her
outlandish imagination, and stopped dreaming of being a writer. Until
one day, many months ago she went to sleep and a beautiful love story
played out in her dreams.

When she awoke she felt compelled to
write it down. And she wrote and she wrote, for days and days she wrote.
The result is part one of Enzo and Ava’s story. Turn Towards the Sun is
her first, but certainly not her last, novel.

Ms. Domenico lives
in Phoenix, Arizona with her very Italian husband, a dog that adores
her, two cats that tolerate her, and wicked sweet tooth. She is
currently working on part two in the series.
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Spotlight On: BFF Series by Dawn Pendleton

The Best Friends Forever Series follows the lives of Hazel, Cheyanne, Destiny, Miranda, Lexi, Audric, Nolan, Andre, and Roman as they attend college at Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Each novella features a new point of view, but the series revolves around all nine characters, so get to know your new BFFs!!!

Release dates:

Liar, Liar: Feb 3

Knocked Up: Feb 4

Mall Rats: Feb 5

Terms of Endearment: Feb 6

Cruel Intentions: Feb 7

I Love You, Man: March 7

The 40 Year Old Virgin: April 4

Role Models: May 2

Risky Business: June 6






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Dawn Pendleton is a new adult author who began her writing journey in New England with her husband and their pup, though she recently moved to Georgia and promptly became a Southern Belle (or so she likes to think). When she isn’t staring at a blank page, willing the words to jump from her head to the screen, she’s usually playing on her iPhone, reading a book, or taking pictures with her fancy camera (which she has no idea how to use).

Cover Reveal: Artist’s Touch by Kerry Adrienne

Title: Artist’s Touch 
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Series: The Guild 
Genre: M/M Contemporary Erotic Romance 
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Release Date: Coming this Spring!!!!
Blurb/Synopsis:  (Character Blurbs)
Every celebrity on the planet dreams of having their portrait done by Kenon Alavi, master painter and confirmed bachelor. Many a starlet has tried to get into his bed, but Kenon secretly prefers firm to soft, and sates his desires with the boyfriends and lovers of the women he paints, enjoying the diversity of many lovers, but no love or attachments. Relationships always get messy, then someone gets screwed. In a bad way.
Wallace Harte bartends at a small bar in the city. Three years after graduating summa cum laude from Columbia University with intentions of writing the great American novel, he has no motivation, no direction. His English degree isn’t helping him land a job, and working at a bar is the closest he’s gotten to being the second coming of Faulkner.  
Repped by the fabulous Marisa Corvisiero with the Corvisiero
Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time
wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom
to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s
a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least
initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.
In addition to writing, she’s a college instructor,
costumer, MFA candidate at Seton Hill University, Senior Editor for Decadent
Publishing, and freelance editor.
Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and
they have already gone on many adventures.
Visit her much-neglected costuming blog here: http://cloakandcostume.blogspot.com/
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Spotlight: Final Life by Rose Garcia

Nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. And Dominique Wells doesn’t think things can get any worse until she’s invited to a quirky neighbor’s party. When pressured into playing a magical card game, Dominique’s world goes from sucky to terrifying. She begins having visions of a red desert and an evil presence–a presence who hints at past lives and promises to kill her.

Plagued by fear and suspicion, and unaware of a family secret kept hidden from her, Dominique is determined to live. Together with a mysterious and gorgeous guy who’s moved in while his parents are away, and a hot, popular guy from school, Dominique must seek clues to her past if she’s to survive. That, and keep her emotions in check for the two guys she suddenly can’t stop thinking about because if she doesn’t, she’ll be dead. For real.

Praise for FINAL LIFE

“Rose Garcia will explode your mind with action packed scenes and emotional turmoil.” – Moonlight Book Reviews

“The whole transhuman concept had the whole Sci-Fi/Fantasy element going on, yet Rose Garcia has written it in a way that is both fresh and believable, with the classic good versus evil theme incorporated.” – Always YA at Heart


“Final Life is filled with magical moments, heart aching moments, action, and suspense. I look forward to the next chapter of Dominique’s story.” – WinterHaven Books


SNEAK PEEK

“Dominique, please. Hear us out,” Dad said.

            “No!

You hear ME out! You brought me to this stupid city, and I hate it here!

Everything about this place sucks, and now, because of you, I’m crazy!” Tear

trickled down my face, and I wiped them away fast. “Okay? Fucking crazy! And

it’s all your fault!”

            Instantly

I bit my lip because I regretted my words, but they were out already. Besides,

they needed to know how pissed I was.

            Dad

paced the room. “You have every right to be upset, Dominique. We never meant

for any of this to happen.”

            I

didn’t even notice Farrell at my side until he took my hand.  “Dominique, I told you. You’re not crazy.”

            My

head began to swoon. My knees buckled. Every time I was near Farrell, a funny

feeling came over me. Sometimes it was a subtle dizziness, other times a tingle

throughout my body, but always the feeling warmed me. Calmed me. And seemed so

natural and familiar.         

“What are

you doing to me?” I whispered.

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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who’s always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she’s been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles–a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.

Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com

Spotlight: Stealing Luca’s Heart by Ellie Lyons

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By Ellie Lyons
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 12/30/2013
Just what is going on at the Tetari farm in New Zealand? First her father is injured in a suspicious hunting accident, now someone is after the Tetari family and their land. With the help of charismatic businessman and eldest son, Luca Tetari, Ally Edwards is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. As passion flares and love blooms, Ally and Luca search for the answers in Ellie Lyons’ romantic suspense novel, Stealing Luca’s Heart, Book 1 of her new, contemporary series.
When Ally Edwards’ father, Cal, is injured in a suspicious hunting accident in New Zealand, she takes leave from her job as a University of Iowa economics instructor to rush down to be at her father’s bedside. When she arrives, she finds herself hosted by her father’s friends, the Tetari family, who welcome her into their home.
Luca Tetari, the eldest son, is not only a businessman in the family corporation, but also the team captain of the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team. Luca is the consummate player, skillful on the pitch and off, indulging his fans and beguiling everyone around him. But as she gets to know him, Ally discovers that Luca is far deeper as a person than his surface charm would indicate, and soon she finds herself falling in love.
But while Ally and Luca are realizing their new affections, the Tetari family and their land are under attack by unknown assailants. With a new “green” energy project in development, who is trying to take over their property, and how? Does this have anything to do with Cal’s injury? After all, if someone has hurt one person, mightn’t that same individual be willing to injure—or even kill—additional people to achieve his or her goals?
Ellie Lyons


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The Skinwalker’s Apprentice

The Skinwalker’s Apprentice
Release Date: 02/24/14
Summary from Goodreads:
“Welcome to
The Empire State, where banshees, witches, and skinwalkers wait…”


Margo Pennyfeather is being hunted. The 16-year-old witch has always been an
outcast, in her home back in England, and now in the village of East Hampton
New York where her family has settled. No one but her family has ever cared for
Margo, but now the most important witch in the magic world wants her as an
apprentice, giving her a chance to bring her family out of poverty.
Before long, Margo realizes things aren’t what they seem, least of all, what
kind of witch she really is. Now, the young witch must face a terrifying
monster on her own, and the reverberations will reach farther than she could
have ever imagined.

More than three hundred years later, in 1984 Emerald Kipp is a high school
senior in New York City. A troubled teen with a rebellious streak, Emerald
can’t seem to figure out what to do with her life, and unfortunately for her,
“witch” isn’t one of the available career choices in her guidance counselor’s
office. As she struggles to figure herself out, Emerald is faced with the
threat of being stuck in school and missing her final summer with her three
best friends. Her last year of high school is turning out to be the worst yet,
and Emerald thinks it can’t possibly get any worse. Unfortunately for her,
she’s dead wrong.
And there’s something else, something far more sinister stirring in Emerald’s
world, and she’ll have to believe in herself if she wants to get through it
alive.

Two witches, three hundred years apart, one inescapable fate.

The Skinwalker’s Apprentice is a prequel to the upcoming novel, Emerald Kipp
and The Riddle of The Timekeeper, a terrifying magical scavenger hunt through
the gritty streets of 1980’s New York City,set to a killer soundtrack, and
perfect for fans of Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Part of
The Empire Witches series.

*Available February 24th, 2014 on Smashwords,iBook, Amazon, Barnes
& Nobles and more!
(Pre orders available Jan. 20th)

_________________
Excerpt

Jackson Darcantel was on his skateboard, heading towards the front entrance of Upperten High School, when he spotted a blue head of hair crawling out of the bushes.

“Emerald?”

She looked up as if it was perfectly normal to be crawling out of the shrubbery and smiled.

“Hey, Jackson, how’s it going?” Emerald popped up and wiped her jeans clean, patting the Walkman on the inside of her oversized army jacket for good measure.

“Are you sneaking out of Principal Grossman’s office already? Sheesh, Emerald, it’s only been THREE weeks.”

“Technically, I wasn’t sneaking out since I was never really inside,” she rationalized, squinting as she said the word “really.” “I was only sort of inside.”

“I’m not even gonna ask what that means. I just know it was something illegal and probably dangerous.”

Emerald smiled. Jackson was one of her oldest friends, and he was used to her getting into trouble at every turn. He was a smooth talker, which came in handy when she was trying to weasel her way out of something. Jackson picked his skateboard up and carried it under his arm, and the two friends walked together. He was much taller than Emerald, almost six feet to her barely five and a half. He wore a cap turned towards the side and a black windbreaker jacket over his dark blue tee shirt and jeans. He looked like a younger version of Denzel Washington. Even Emerald, who thought of him as brother, had to admit he was pretty good looking. She had no idea why Jackson hung around her. Aside from being nice to look at, Jackson was also incredibly smart. He was everybody’s favorite high school senior, and she was on a fast track towards juvie. But they had been friends since first grade, and Jackson saw a side of Emerald that her classmates never got to see. There was more to her than just being the school troublemaker.



About the Author
Claribel Ortega is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase journalism program, and got her start writing for the school’s Independent Newspaper. There, she quickly rose the ranks from editing the student’s often times hilarious ads and ramblings on the back page of the paper to staff and feature writer.
After graduation, Claribel worked as a reporter for The Rivertowns Enterprise, a local paper in lower Westchester County, New York. As a reporter, she enjoyed going to board of education meetings and texting the town mayors about the line at Starbucks.
Today, Claribel works for The Combined Book Exhibit, a book marketing company in Westchester NY.
She lives in New York with her really awesome boyfriend, her suspiciously intelligent yorkie Pancho Villa and is surrounded by an impenetrable fort of books she gets from her job.

“The Skinwalker’s Apprentice” is her first book, and cheese is her favorite food.

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