Promo Tour ~ Embracing Love ~ by ~ Alison Mello

Title: Embracing Love
Series: Once Broken #1
Author: Alison Mello
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: March 28, 2017
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McKenzie McCormick moved back home for one reason only, and falling for a soldier isn’t it…

Fort Stewart is only a few miles away, which means her hometown has its fair share of soldiers. But Kenzie chooses to steer clear of them, as she still struggles to cope with the grief of losing her father to war. All she wants to do is help her aunt take care of her ill grandmother—until a gorgeous green-eyed Army Captain moves back into town.

The last thing Captain Remington Bennett expects to find is a pretty brunette while out on his morning run… 

Intrigued by the woman he passes almost every morning, Remy is determined to get to know the brown-eyed beauty. Kenzie is reluctant to get too close, but his persistence in pursuing her slowly breaks down her defenses, turning what started out as nothing more than a nod and a shy smile into something neither of them could have predicted. 

War has already taken too much from her, and Kenzie can’t afford to lose her heart to a soldier…

Even though the mutual attraction becomes too strong to ignore, Kenzie keeps fighting her feelings for the handsome Captain. But when Remy is called out on a mission and she’s faced with the possibility he might not come back, Kenzie realizes she may have let her only chance at love slip through her fingers.

Now that Kenzie is finally ready to embrace love with the kind of man she has spent her entire life avoiding, it might just be too late…

Alison has been writing for over a year now. Her debut book Finding Love (October 2015) was published by Siren Publishing. Her following books Needing Your Love (November 2015), Found My Love (December 2015), and Fighting for Love (January 2016) were also published with Siren to finish the Learning to Love series.


Her desire to see her books on shelves led to her next work Chasing Dreams (April 2015), now Club Thrive 1: Compulsion. She submitted it for publication with Limitless Publishing and was thrilled that it was quickly accepted. Excited to reach that goal, she moved on to the next series she had in mind and wrote Saved By a Soldier (June 2016), My Broken Soldier (July 2016), Forever My Soldier (August 2016), and A Soldier for Bella (September 2016). She continued writing adding the Once Broken series and she’s added to the Club Thrive series. 

Alison enjoyed reading as a child and found her passion for it again in 2011 when E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey was released. Her love of reading was re-ignited and she continued reading other books in the same genre. In the summer of 2015, she decided to give writing a try and two weeks later Finding Love was born. As soon as she finished the first book, she began writing the second book in the series. Her third book was finished by the time Finding Love had been accepted for publication. Alison discovered she has a passion for writing and has spent the last year meeting new readers and sharing the love she has for writing. 

Married to her own real life hero, Alison lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts where she was born and raised. She loves having her own personal inspiration right at home and when she’s not writing she enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and football with her son.

 

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Promo Blitz ~ Gypsy Brothers Series ~ by ~ Lili St. Germain

 

 

 


Books 1-4 in the USA Today Bestselling Gypsy Brothers series

 

Her innocence stolen. Her father murdered.

Six years ago, Juliette Portland was viciously attacked and left for dead by by people she trusted. People inside her fathers motorcycle club, greedy for power, who defiled her, shot her father dead and destroyed everything she ever cared about.

Only, she didn’t die. She survived … and now, she’s out for revenge.

Gypsy Brothers is a complete series of eight books by USA Today Bestselling author, Lili St. Germain. The first four books in the series are available as a 99c bundle set for a very limited time.

 



The Gypsy Brothers series has eight books:

1) SEVEN SONS
2) SIX BROTHERS
3) FIVE MILES
4) FOUR SCORE
5) THREE YEARS
6) TWO ROADS
7) ONE LOVE
8) ZERO HOUR

This bundle contains Books 1-4 (Seven Sons, Six Brothers, Five Miles, Four Score)

 

Part of me wants to go. To get back into the car, find Jase, and tell him everything. But the other part of me, the vengeful bitch—she wants to stay and soak up every last bit of pain and hurt coming from this grieving devil.
“Let me try and take your mind off things,” I whisper, putting my hands on Dornan’s shoulders.
I swing my leg over the chair, straddling him. His eyes are glassy and threaten to spill over.
“Close your eyes,” I whisper, trailing hot, wet kisses down his neck. He is drunk, and obeys me, much to my disbelief.
I smirk as his action has the desired effect. By closing his eyes, two teardrops are squeezed from his eyes, falling onto his stubbled cheeks.
I lean down, touching my lips to his right cheek. My tastebuds spring to life, assuaged by the sudden taste of salt water.
The taste of victory.
He took my father, my life, and now I have taken his oldest son from him. The taste of his sorrow beckons me, and I repeat my actions on his left cheek, this time darting my tongue out to catch his despair and drink it up, every last drop.
I rock on his lap, his erection already growing just from me straddling him. With my black funeral dress hitched up around my thighs, there is only a thin scrap of black lace and Dornan’s black pants separating us. He opens his eyes, and I sense he is surprised at the tender way I am touching him. In a way, so am I. But his sorrow, his devastation…it’s better than if I had tied him up and made him bleed for me.
Bleeding tears instead of blood, but it is all the same in the end. I will take every tear he has, every son, and then I will start letting blood.
“Sammi…” he breathes, digging his fingers into the soft flesh at my hips. I break out in goose bumps, wary once more.
“So hard for you it fucking hurts,” he says, staring me down with blazing intensity.
I suppress a smile as I fumble with his zipper, the material stretched to breaking point. As I tug the zipper carefully, his erection springs forth, a bead of pre-cum glistening on the tip. I grip him firmly with one hand, swiping my finger over the tip of his cock with my free hand. I don’t break our gaze as I bring my finger to my mouth and suck the salty fluid from it.
Sorrow. Devastation. Loss.
He digs his fingers deeper, the pain intensifying but still pleasant. It’s as if he is holding onto me for dear life, and slipping away.
I smile, and his gaze snaps, just like that, from sorrow and submission, to hunger and domination.
“You’re teasing me,” he says, lifting my hips forcefully. He leaves one hand on my hip and used the other to wrench my panties aside.
I’m so turned on. A sorrow fuck. Never is someone more vulnerable than when they’re underneath you, naked, exposed, and on the brink of coming.

 

 

 

Lili writes dark, delicious romance full of love, lust and revenge. Her USA Today Bestselling Gypsy Brothers series focuses on a morally bankrupt biker gang and the young woman who seeks her vengeance upon them. The Cartel series is a trilogy that explores the beginnings of the club, published through HarperCollins.

Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, Tarantino movies and spending hours on Pinterest.

She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.
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Promo Tour ~ It Takes A Thief ~ by ~ Layla Wolfe

Title: It Takes a Thief
Series: The Bare Bones MC #7
Author: Layla Wolfe
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2017
Great outlaws lost their lives to Ford. Great ladies lost their hearts.

Ford Illuminati, Prez of the famed Bare Bones MC, is in the crosshairs of Noodlum, a whacked thug recently joined with the Cutlasses. When Ford’s company steals some highway workers of theirs, Noodlum lashes out with subterfuge, placing fake news stories about the club and stealing their identities to charge Cialis and penis weights.

But the clincher is when Noodlum targets Ford’s old lady, Madison. His twisted obsession with Madison puts Ford on the alert, and Santiago Slayer on his trail. But things haven’t been going well between Ford and Maddy lately. His two jobs—Prez of the MC and his construction company—have got him working more than double time. Neglected and feeling unloved, Maddy has a meltdown when a patient of hers dies. She needs to do something different–something fulfilling.

When she works at a clinic on the Indian Rez, a heartthrob doctor catches her eye. But he’s not the real menace. Noodlum has come unhinged, targeting the light of his life—Madison Illuminati. Ford is forced to play along with the whacko’s games, step by step. It will take the combined forces of his club and his company to emerge triumphant…to save his one true love and reclaim their marriage.



I continued, “It’s not even just the recent fake news story. Cecil came to tell me that someone got ahold of our corporate credit cards and is charging shit all over town.”

 

Everyone nodded and murmured. Sax was the first to speak up. “Maybe that’s why the bank texted me. They were curious why someone had charged thirty copies of World of Warcraft from Rwanda.”

 


 

“I got the same thing,” said Knoxie. “Someone was trying to rush order some penis weights from Sierra Leone.”

 


 

I pointed at Knoxie. “See? That’s the exact thing that not only tries to make us look like assmunchers, but rips us off into the fucking bargain. I had a charge for twelve hundred bucks for ten model Ford Torinos. The charge went through because of my name.”

 


 

Faux Pas, Duji, Speed and Gollywow nodded sagely. But Roman asked, “Your name? Because it was a toy model Ford?”

 


 

“A Torino,” explained Duji. “Ford was nicknamed Torino by, ah…”

 


 

“His father,” said Faux Pas, almost in a whisper.

 


 

The silence this time was uncomfortable, with everyone looking everywhere except at each other. Slushy tapped a pen on his desk and sucked on the inside of his mouth. Wolf broke the silence by going,

 


 

“What’s a penis weight exactly? Some kind of bondage thing?”

 


 

Everyone laughed with relief. Lytton, the resident bondage king, said, “Not at fucking all, man. Not that I know the details, but I believe it’s some kind of—”

 


 

“Penis enlargement device.” Knoxie was bold to say that, because it cast him into a questionable light. “I know, because I had to deal with the bank for an hour straightening it all out. It’s definitely someone trying to make us look like dingbats.”

 


 

“And steal our money at the same time,” I added. “Wolf, you’re in charge of shredding all the accounting and other paper at the Citadel. Don’t you have an industrial strength shredder in your parts shed?”

 


 

Wolf looked like he was watching a tennis match. A shady look if ever there was one. “Well, sure,” he said uncertainly. “I bag up most of it and this recycling company hauls it away after it’s shredded so no one can sit there putting the pieces together again.”

 


 

“But?”

 


 

“But, ah, see, we’ve started up this organic garden outside the Unexploded Ordnance shed.”

 


 

I wasn’t sure I heard correctly. “What?”

 


 

“The hippies always out there meditating by the vortex gave me the idea.”

 


 

“And me,” said Slushy. “I’m all about the organic.”

 


 

“Especially eggplant.” Duji kissed his fingers. “I make the finest moussaka around.”

 


 

“I thought you were Italian,” said Faux Pas.

 


 

I couldn’t fucking believe it. One, that they had an organic garden outside the Citadel. Two, that I hadn’t noticed it. I’d been so fucking busy lately, I rarely looked at, much less answered, my texts. My bank had probably texted about the strange charges, too. What else had they charged on my corporate card? A shipment of butterfly vibrators? “So what does this have to do with the shredded documents?”

 


 

“Well,” said Wolf, “the hippies gave me the idea to start a compost pile. It’s really awesome, actually! But you need a certain amount of greens, water, dirt, and paper. You need to get the balance just right. Lytton helped me with the science of it all, and—”

 


 

“You put our shredded documents into your fucking compost pile?”

 


 

“They get wet! And dirty! And bugs come to eat them, and—”

 


 

There was some rustling outside the closed office door. Wolf eagerly looked at the door, glad for the interruption. But I shot him a look that said “I’m not done with you yet.” I’d make him clean the bathrooms for another year, always the Prospect’s job. Wolf had done it for a year. Now he’d do it for another. I couldn’t believe these fucking guys. Even my old-timer brothers from the shorts pants days were acting like a bunch of hipster goofballs. Where did we live, Marin County? Sedona? They were more concerned with their intestinal flora than with the fact someone was obviously trying to push up on us.

 


 

At last, it was fucking Tobiah Weingarten in all his nerdy glory. He slammed shut the office door behind him in a rush, squeaking over in his tennies. He pivoted on one heel in the center of our chairs as though about to do a standup routine. In fact, he did grin under that eagle’s nose of his and point dazzlingly at Wolf. “Sorry I’m late. I ran into Tracy in town and we had a nice chat.”

 


 

The ire in Wolf’s face seemed to imbue the entire room. He’d been sitting backward in his chair, and now he half-rose, gripping the seat back, and bashed the chair angrily. “Where the fuck—”

 


 

See, they’d been having a rivalry over this chick for quite some time. Tracy wasn’t totally eye-banging, but those two nerds had it bad for her. First, she’d lived with Tobiah. Then she’d lived with Wolf. I guessed she was currently with Wolf—not sure, really. I knew I should take more interest in the ins and outs of my brothers’ true lives, but fuck it. I was a busy man.

 


 

Tobiah held out a calming hand. “Sorry to shit on your campfire, Nerdulent.” Everyone burst out into a hearty round of laughter, seeing as how Tobiah was way nerdier than Wolf. Wolf at least dressed the part of a brother at heart. Tobiah wore white belts, skinny velveteen jeans, and turtlenecks. “We just had coffee. Nice girl, though! Pretty green eyes—”

 


 

Before Wolf could rise like the Incredible Hulk, I put the kibosh on this whole affair. “Enough! Tobiah! Explain your findings. Who’s behind the fake news stories?”

 


 

“Well!” Tobiah was always glad for a chance to be the center of attention, and now he literally was. His X-Files belt buckle flashed in my face when he turned. “Turns out it’s some guy named Noodlum. I know, I know, not much to go on, is it? But I delved deeper into the mystery. Turns out the postings were coming from near the Discovery Channel Telescope—”

 


 

Lytton and Wolf gasped.

 


 

“—near Happy Jack.”

 


 

“My house!” cried Lytton.

 


 

“That’s what I thought, too. I thought oh great, someone’s making it look like we’re stabbing each other in the back to create dissention among our ranks. But no. Upon further investigation, the culprit was high up in the mountains, more toward Long Lake.”

 


 

Now everyone was confused. They all had that resting bitch face as they drew back and looked at each other suspiciously.  

 


 

Could it be? The Cutlasses hadn’t caused trouble in quite a while. Seemed they’d burned out and faded into the rearview since my brother had taken out a few of them. Sure, we’d stolen their workers. But what jobs did they have going on, anyway? They hadn’t tried to jack a truck in months.

 


 

“Cutlasses,” a few men murmured.

 


 

I said, “But who’s this Noodlum asswipe? I know Doug Zelov, the Prez, as we all do. Is he their IT guy?”

 


 

Toby shrugged. “That’s where the trail went cold. But you can bet dollars to donuts it’s the Cutlasses behind it.”

 


 

“Muldoon,” mumbled Wolf, looking at his phone.

 


 

“What?” I said.

 


 

He looked at me. “Muldoon. That’s Noodlum spelled backward.”

 


 

“Muldoon!” cried Fox. “I knew a sociopath named Muldoon in my travels.” Fox was a former hit man for the Jones cartel. If there were sociopaths to be known, Fox was our man. “Damn, that guy was a few clowns short of a circus. He once left twenty legs as a warning for Ortelio Jones. Just the legs, all arranged in a neat row like can-can dancers. And yeah, they were all womens’ legs, all Mexicans, probably trafficked. There were rumors he was into toon porn because once, when we almost hit him, he had to leave so fast he left a full-on bunny suit behind.”

 


 

“That would be furries, not toon porn,” said Speed, ever knowledgeable. “They dress up in furry costumes and bump uglies in the night.”

 


 

“No, it was toon porn,” Fox said with authority. “We found a video showing that Family Guy’s wife getting pile-driven, the usual animé, and Judy Jetson giving George a skull job.”

 


 

Duji shook his head with wonder. “Kids these days.”

 


 

“He wasn’t stupid,” said Fox, “which made him more dangerous. He just had splinters in the windmills of his mind, if you know what I mean.”

 


 

I did. “You think he’s working for Zelov now? Why else would he be up there? That’s where their feeble shack of a clubhouse was, last I heard.”

 


 

“Hot Stuff. Tread lightly with this Noodlum,” said Slushy. “A pile of Mexican legs is a good sign that you don’t want to get all up in his shit.”

 


 

“They’re up in ours,” I said darkly to our lawyer.

 


 

Wolf exploded with a lip fart so resounding it made a few guys jump in their chairs. “Holy motherfuck! Ford! This guy has crossed the fucking line, man!” He stretched his arm out to hand me his phone. I whipped it from him and read:

 


 

Woman Wearing Too Much Makeup Mistaken as Clown, Attacked by Angry Mob.

 


 

Highlighted with a photo of my wife, Madison.

 


 

It was a photo taken from her hospital’s website, but she wasn’t wearing anything that would identify her as a nurse. She was just smiling from the shoulders on up, her little chipmunk features all shits and giggles, and she definitely didn’t have too much makeup. The article went on, and I read aloud.

 


 

“Madison Illuminati, the wife of Bare Bones MC Prez, Ford Illuminati, was taken into custody last night in Cottonwood when her makeup scared bystanders into thinking she was a menacing clown come to lure their children into the woods.”

 


 

That’s how far I got before I slammed Wolf’s phone into the wall, and my men erupted onto their feet.  

 


 

Some punched walls, too. “Men, men!” shouted Slushy. “Calm the fuck down!”

 


 

Duji waved a finger in my face. “That’s the limit, Ford! That’s the fucking limit! These motherfuckers have pushed us over the edge!”

 


 

Sax shouted, “This is their first fucking inroad, and you know it won’t be their last!”

 


 

Faux Pas intoned between clenched teeth, “We need to have a sit-down with these dirtbags.”

 


 

Everyone was making too much noise for me to talk. I just closed my eyes and thought Yes. We’re having a face-to-face.  

 


 

We were all going to the wall for each other. Someone was going to pay for this libel. God would do the accounting when it was over.

 

Bestselling author Layla Wolfe likes to bring you alpha males–sometimes two at a time–and the kick-ass women who love them. Her BARE BONES MC series explores the dark, disturbing life of the biker club in Arizona. Her spinoff series THE BENT ZEALOTS MC is a gritty MM saga. She is currently at work on Book One of THE ASSASSINS OF YOUTH MC, another spinoff set in Utah.
Layla Wolfe is the pen name of multi-published erotic romance author Karen Mercury.

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Promo Tour ~ Leo Morris ~ by ~ Gwendolyn Hope

 

Title: Leo Morris 
Series: Silver Ring Volume 1
Author: Gwendolen Hope
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: April 22, 2017

 

 

 

Paige Palmer has a problem and she has the solution within reach: it’s name is Leo Morris. Leo, master of Richmond town, is a powerful and unscrupulous man who will ask her to do something very particular in return for his help.

 

And situations are never as simple as they look…
“…Leo turned around, it was time to set foot in his office. He always locked himself in there from eleven p.m. into the dead of night, solving problems and meeting people. Sometimes he would also go into the club to throw some punches when needed, but he did that rarely now. Old habits die hard and when he had to solve something personally, there was no henchman who could do the job in his place. He grabbed the door handle, pulled it down, and found himself face to face with a pair of glacial eyes and a perfectly designed and symmetrical goatee with just a few strands of silver in it. If there were a prize for the most definite and precise goatee, Andy Pride would definitely win it. He was the best treasurer and public accountant in all of Virginia.
«There’s a person who wants to see you in your office.»
«Who the hell is it?»
«A woman» iceman answered without losing his composure and letting him get by.
When Leo left the room, Andy entered to take the documents and Dante smirked.
He would have loved to see his face when he saw the kind of woman who was waiting for him…

Gwendolen Hope is an Italian writer, lives in Rome and write contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional and very sexy. She loves to write strong heroines and damaged heroes, she write hot novels.

She likes to listen to her readers, so be sure to check out on social media to stay up-to-date on all of her latest publications and sales.

For contact: hopegwendolen@gmail.com

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Promo Tour ~ Midlife Margaritas

Midlife Margaritas: Stories from Women Who Made It to the Other Side of 40 and Rocked It
Authors: (Compiled by Hembree) Shannon Hembree, Jen McGinnis, Bree Luck, Sarah Weitzenkorn, Dionne Williams, Anne Karrick Scott Deetsch, Heather Von St. James, Barbara Fleck, Elizabeth Pendleton, Emily Cooke, Bernadette Jasmine, Vanessa Velez, Laura K. Bedingfield, Beckie Cassidy, Sarah Freeman Knight, Jennifer Porter, Rosanne Nelson, Brooke Schmidt
Genre: Nonfiction/Anthology/Autobiography
Release Date: May 8, 2017
Midlife Margaritas is a collection of essays by a diverse group of women sharing their heartwarming and hilarious stories of what it’s like to conquer forty in today’s world and live to tell the tale. They are the stories of women rising up after unimaginable loss, of overcoming impossible odds, and of finding humor in the everyday challenges we all face.

These touching essays reveal the true strength, beauty, and heart of women. They show us ordinary women doing extraordinary things. And, above all, they remind us to have fun.

Inspiring and encouraging, Midlife Margaritas is the fun companion you never knew you needed at this time of your life. Reading it is like being wrapped in a warm embrace from a beloved girlfriend…who is trying not to spill the margarita in her hand.

1. On Returning to Work (or Trying to) after Raising Kids: White House Easter Bunny Costumes, Tongue Rings, and Résumés, OH MY! by Shannon Hembree

2. On Love and Loss and Loving Again: Rediscovering Joy After the Love of My Life Died by Jen McGinnis
3. On Taking the Path Less Traveled: How I Joined the Circus, Went to Prison, and Arm Wrestled My Way to a Joyful Life by Bree Luck

4. On Becoming a Caregiver for a Parent: Being Thankful for What Is Left, Not Lamenting What Is Lost by Sarah Weitzenkorn

5. On Rockin’ the Single Life: Why Sipping Lemonade on the Beach Is Always Better Than Plunging Lemons out of the Toilet by Dionne Williams
6. On Depression at Forty: Finding Solutions When You Can’t Wish It Away or Wait It Away by Anne Karrick Scott Deetsch

7. On Hope: Turning a Death Sentence into a Life Well Lived by Heather Von St. James

8. On Motherhood: Taking the Long View from Under the Big Top by Barbara Fleck

9. On Growing Up Black and White in America: How I Learned to Live My Life Boldly in My Own Unique Way by Elizabeth Pendleton

10. On Surviving Breast Cancer: How the Boobs You Love and the Football You Don’t All Come Together in the End by Emily Cooke

11. On Finding Your Inner Warrior: How I Left a World of Abuse and Alcoholism Behind and Built a New Life as the Mother of a Beautiful Boy with Special Needs by Bernadette Jasmine
12. On Marriage: Redefining Happily Ever After by Vanessa Velez

13. On Strength: Uncovering My Innate Power, Barf by Barf and Poke by Poke by Laura K. Bedingfield
14. On Balancing a Career and Kids: Finding Perfection in Not Being Perfect by Beckie Cassidy

15. On How It’s Never Too Late to Face Your Fears: Even If It Requires Alcohol, Pills, or Prayer by Sarah Freeman Knight
16. On Spirituality: How a Preacher’s Daughter Rediscovered and Redefined Faith by Jennifer Porter
17. On Confidence: Don’t Ask, Just Do by Rosanne Nelson

18. On the Loss of a Parent: How I Grieved, Coped, and Learned to Live Differently After My Father Died by Brooke Schmidt
19. On Friendship: Bonjour, Dear Diary by Shannon Hembree
SHANNON HEMBREE

Shannon Hembree is a professional writer and editor for a government relations and public affairs firm in Washington, DC. She embraces the idea of living fearlessly…unless the situation involves heights, spiders, snakes, public speaking, or anything else that crosses the boundary for sane living.

JEN MCGINNIS

Jen McGinnis is a physical therapist and co-owner of an outpatient physical-therapy office. She is married to a great guy, and they have a fun, fabulous little boy. They live on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and wake up most days to sunshine and warm breezes.


BREE LUCK

Bree Luck is a mother, theater director, and amateur arm wrestler. She is always looking near and far for the next big adventure.


SARAH WEITZENKORN

Sarah Weitzenkorn is a stay-at-home mom of two children. In addition to liking piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, she loves girls’ weekends, mindless celebrity gossip, and oatmeal creme pies.


DIONNE WILLIAMS

Dionne Williams is a nonprofit project manager extraordinaire. Her coworkers tell her she has the biggest, brightest smile in the office, which could be because she tries to stay positive and lives life one day at a time. In this crazy world, she simply laughs a little, lives a little, and embraces whatever adventure comes her way. It’s all about the journey.


ANNE KARRICK SCOTT DEETSCH

Anne Karrick Scott Deetsch is a full-time stay-at-home mother with four children, a husband, a dog, and several fish. She cooks with abandon and embraces her disorganized life.


HEATHER VON ST. JAMES

Heather Von St. James is a courageous mother, wife, and survivor of mesothelioma. She has made it her mission to help other mesothelioma victims around the globe and can be found sharing her story and her message of hope at http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/survivor/#intro.


BARBARA FLECK

Barbara Fleck is a mom of two, who recently stopped using her fancy science degree to pursue a less stressful job as a substitute teacher…an illusion that lasted until the first indoor recess. She continues to substitute because she enjoys interacting with people her own mental age—and because she spends less money if she is at school all day.


ELIZABETH PENDLETON

Elizabeth Pendleton is a working mother of a three-year-old wild child. No, it’s not her grandchild. She’s realizing that like it or not, her body has no choice but to keep up with the physical prowess of her budding track star/parkour extraordinaire and that any memory loss is OBVIOUSLY due to sleep deprivation (which her sister failed to really warn her about before motherhood).


EMILY COOKE

Emily Cooke is a currently single, mother of two who earns her living as a benefits professional in Washington, DC. She finds humor in almost everything, loves to embarrass her kids, and is willing to make you laugh at her own expense. She is always up for an adventure and though she usually gets lost, has fun anyway. You can find her on Twitter at @MLEC03.


BERNADETTE JASMINE

Bernadette Jasmine is a rockin’ career woman who has been to the dark side and come out on top. She embraces the surprises life throws at her with her happy (and slightly crazy) clan of family and friends by her side.


VANESSA VELEZ

Vanessa Velez is a policy consultant raising two children with the man of her dreams. She has no regrets about her reimagined happily ever after and instead enjoys quiet evenings at home in her very own Irish pub.


LAURA K. BEDINGFIELD

Laura K. Bedingfield maintains her strength by writing, practicing yoga, scoring baseball games for her sons, driving a mean carpool, and dominating during family game night. You can find her on Twitter at @LKBHerakovich and on her blog at https://jtandtheob.com/.


BECKIE CASSIDY

Beckie Cassidy is a full-time working mom who is finding balance amid the goldfish (crackers and otherwise), karate lessons, and doggie day care. After spending twenty years trying to figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up, she gave up and now spends her days telling college students what they should be when they grow up.


SARAH FREEMAN KNIGHT

Sarah Freeman Knight is a professional writer living in Atlanta. She is married to a fabulous husband and is the mother of two amazing and courageous girls. You can find her on Twitter at @sarahsknight.


JENNIFER PORTER

Jennifer Porter is a communications professional, wordmonger, political junkie, and chocoholic whose favorite question has always been…“Why?” You can find her on Twitter at @jpgore



ROSANNE NELSON

Rosanne Nelson is a leadership-development consultant by day and a mother of two confident little girls by night. She enjoys telling her husband about the twentysomething version of herself and remains grateful the Internet was not around during those years. You can find her on Twitter at @rosanne_nelson1.


BROOKE SCHMIDT

Brooke Schmidt, freelance editor and writer and part-time activities director, lives with her engineer husband, two kids, and two rescue dogs in the ’burbs of Atlanta. Her life goals include educating parents about the link between kids’ diets and their behavior and actually finishing a book club book someday (otherwise it’s just wine club). You can find her on Twitter at @BrookeBBlogs.
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Promo Tour ~ Empath Trilogy ~ by ~ HK Savage

Series:  Empath Trilogy
Author: HK Savage
Genre: PNR Romance
Empath (Empath Trilogy #1) is FREE


All she wanted was to disappear…
Claire Martin is an empath. She’s lived her entire life as a slave to a constant barrage of emotions that weren’t hers. Off to college she hopes simply to blend with the crowd where she can best hide her curse. Within her first few weeks at school Claire meets Stephen Andrews, a small, fragile looking boy who changes her life forever. 



 

Stephen, a boy with a secret of his own, instantly recognizes Claire for what she is. It is through Stephen’s aid that Claire meets James, a vampire with a talent of his own. As soon as they touch, their abilities connect in a way that has not occurred in over three hundred years forming a bond that cannot be broken.

 

The bad guys are licking their wounds leaving Claire and James to enjoy what promises to be a merry Christmas. Only a traitor among them sends Stephen and Claire into enemy hands.



Past lovers, obligations and rivalries compete, all the while the bond between Claire and James grows and Claire is pulled further toward the vampire side. James is growing dependent upon her to feed his humanity until the boundary that separates them is no longer clear. 

A potential husband and a job working for the Court threaten to take Claire’s newfound control over her life from her and stick her firmly under someone else’s thumb. She must try to keep her wits about herself enough to figure out what she wants before the ability to decide is gone forever, and try not to get any of her loved ones killed in the process.
Paris, everyone is together and forgets for one night about the looming threat of war between the races for a wedding. But no sooner are their vows exchanged than the newlyweds are called upon to serve the Court. 
Stateside, an old photograph turns up with a member of the vampire’s Court and several other men linked to an organization called Nightshade Holdings, LLC. More digging reveals how deep Nightshade’s influence extends and just how deeply the Court itself is involved in the plot to start an interspecies war.

 

Love is found, old friends die and a greater enemy than any thought possible is revealed. It will take everything for the clan and the vampires to stop the war before it is too late.

 

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HK lives in the frozen hinterlands of the far North. The long, cold months provide ample opportunity to hunker down with her computer and create adventures far more enticing than scraping ice and getting frostbite. 
Between books HK reads voraciously. Anything with a good plot and compelling characters are her broad parameters. One is as likely to catch her with a copy of Don Quixote as with the latest Kristen Ashley.
When not writing or wowing the corporate world by day, HK practices martial arts, plays with her dogs and matches wits with her teen. Next winter she intends to brush up on her Spanish and escape the cold for somewhere more tropical.


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North Iowa Book Bash – 2017

❥3rd Annual North Iowa Book Bash

❥ April 8, 2017
❥ Best Western Holiday Lodge
❥ Clear Lake, Iowa
❥ Kindle Fire giveaways – THREE of them!
❥ Welcome Bags – First 100 Readers!
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The 3rd annual North Iowa Book Bash – author and reader event!!! Over 50 authors will be in the Grand Ballroom of the Best Western in Clear Lake, IA for one day only!!! With SO many genres to choose from, you’re sure to find your new favorite book: Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, Erotica, Contemporary, Children’s Books, and so much more.
Blog Post with details: http://bit.ly/NIBB2017


North Iowa Book Bash Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/northiowabookbash/

BF Bookies Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bookies.BF/


 

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
(closed for lunch 12-1)

$2 in advance, $4 at the door


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MICKI – LORI – RACHEL

Hello everyone! I’m Micki and I’m a book-aholic! I will stay up until all hours of the night, get up early, sit in a parking lot or sneak into the bathroom.. just to read “one more chapter”. I love the feeling of being swept away into another world through the words and imaginations of others. I am always chasing my next book “high”.
In my other life I am the mother of five, work full time as a nurse and am active in my church and community. I also write in my free time..heehee.. free time.. and independently published my first novel The Winds of Darkness in February 2013.
I really like to jump genres, it’s my ADD, I cant stay in one place to long 🙂 YA,NA, Paranormal, Fantasy and Romance are my favorite. I am a HUGE The Walking Dead fan and love to read apocalyptic type stories as well.

Hi there! My name is Lori and I am a wife, a mother of two young children, and work full-time as a secretary. When I’m not busy (which isn’t very often), I try to get in as much reading as possible – usually after the kids go to bed. I’ve also been known to do a little sneak-reading at work (shhh!). I am often stressed and overwhelmed at the number of books on my TBR. So many books, so little time! I love to escape reality and get lost in a world where everything is perfect, especially the men. I love to read anything with romance – whether it be YA, NA, Paranormal, Contemporary, or Erotica. Other interests of mine include music, going to movies, shooting pool, concerts, and traveling. I look forward to making many new book-lovin’ friends and sharing my love of reading with you.

Hello.  I’m Rachel.  I love books. All kinds of books, really. But ever since my late teenage years, when I read my first romance novel by Nora Roberts, I’ve been obsessed with all things romance. I independently published Home, a contemporary romance novel, in March of 2014. My follow up, Broken Home is set to come out this spring. Somewhere in between my countless hours of reading and writing, I also work part time from home and take care of my husband and two children.

“This event is on my MUST list for every year they will have me. NIBB is well organized, genre-diverse, and a ton of fun!” ~Savannah Verte

 

“I had a wonderful time meeting readers at the 2016 NIBB. I’m looking forward to the 2017 event. This event was well attended and I had the opportunity to meet readers and network with authors.” ~Ashlynn Monroe

 

“I had a wonderful time meeting readers at the 2016 NIBB. I’m looking forward to the 2017 event. This event was well attended and I had the opportunity to meet readers and network with authors.” ~Teresa Michaels
“If you only go to one book signing event make it the BF Bookies North Iowa Book Bash. Not only are Lori, Micki, and Rachel delightful they are professional and well-organized. Everything ran smoothly from the author get together the night before through the heartfelt farewells. Stories were told, books were bought and friends were made. I can not wait until next year.” ~Bartenn Mills

 

“The wonderful trio of ladies behind NIBB went out of their way to make me feel welcome, even though I hadn’t met a single person in attendance at the time of registration. Lori, Micki, and Rachel’s enthusiasm for the book world and the kindness they show to everyone they meet are quite simply contagious. The friendships I formed with the other attending authors during the mixer the night before the signing are invaluable in so many ways, and I look forward to meeting even more next year! The signing itself was the perfect ratio of author/fan, allowing me to connect with dozens of potential readers in a relaxed environment. NIBB is at the top of my list of signings not to be missed! ~Jennifer Ann

 

“I loved going to the North Iowa Book Bash 2016! The event was well-planned and offered many opportunities to mingle with authors and readers alike. I am very excited to attend the event again in 2017.” ~KT Webb

 

“My one sentence description of NIBB2016 is “Iowa’s answer to RT.” Seriously, it was that good and I expect it to grow in the future.” ~AR Miller

 


 

“I said it once, I’ll say it again, the North Iowa Book Bash is Iowa’s answer to RT.” ~AR Miller
“An amazing event put together by an amazing team, the North Iowa Book Bash was a smashing success in uniting readers with local authors. Can’t wait for the next one!” ~Ella Dominguez

 

“It was an honor to be part of NIBB2016. The ladies at BF Bookies ran an exceptional event that was well-organized and ran smoothly for authors and readers alike. I’m excited to return for 2017!” ~Best-selling author Anita Cox

 

“As my first multi-author book signing, the 2016 North Iowa Book Bash set the bar remarkably high. This well-organized event was full of life with a fantastic author and reader turn-out, exciting giveaways, and a fun, dynamic atmosphere. Strong communication, helpful volunteers, reputable authors, incredible readers, and exceptional hosts were just a few of the many highlights!” ~Alicia Kobishop

 

“In my third year as a writer, the North Iowa Book Bash stands out for all the best reasons. Fun, upbeat, organized, and the absolute best people you could want to work with. I drove 800 miles, and I’ll do it again.” ~Terry Maggert

 

“North Iowa Book Bash was one of the best events I’ve ever attended. It was so well-organized and advertised. BF Bookies are the sweetest girls and always do such an amazing job. I would highly recommend attending NIBB to all my book friends, and I will be in attendance, one way or another, for each and every one.” ~Bria Starr

 

“I have done a variety of book signings and author meet & greets over the past several years and the North Iowa Book Bash is one of the best. It has a variety of different genre representations and a lot of good authors. All in all, it is just plain fun!” ~Michael Koogler

 

“The North Iowa Book Bash was a well planned and organized event. BF Bookies did an amazing job, and I was thrilled to meet new Readers, Bloggers, and Authors. Lori, Micki, and Rachel made sure that we all had a wonderful time, and I was sad when the weekend came to an end. A Must Visit Event for everyone!” ~Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez

 

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