Saturday, 22 February 2014

Promo Post : From Infatuation to Obsession

From Infatuation to Obsession
Author: Emma Husher
Publication date: January 21st , 2014
Published by: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Edition: E-book
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Purchase from: Amazon / TWCS

Book Blurb

Patrice Minner has had a horrible day. In fact, her life has been nothing but one loss after another. Through it all, her two best friends have been by her side. When the object of every woman’s fantasy passes through her life, Shelby and Becca persuade Patrice to go after him. Never have been the one to investigate her girlie side, Patrice lets her friends show her the finer ways of the sensual woman. But will it be enough to entice the infamous Austin Tate?


About the Author

Emma Husher

Emma Husher is a storyteller with a mind occupied by romantic fantasies, comedy, and steamy nights between the sheets. She spends her extra time putting pen to paper, creating characters and storylines that leave her readers begging for more. Her works delve into her world of late nights, hot bods, and erotic dreams.  

Emma lives on the West Coast where she enjoys sunsets, walks on the beach, and writing in the warm sun.

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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Deck The Halls... It's Christmas !!

It's that time of the year. A time filled with joy, cheer and a whole lot of christmas spirit.

I've been AWOL for quite a while now, with no explanation whatsoever for the same. But that's a post for another time.

All i wish to do right now is wish all of you a very Merry and Joyous Christmas!! Hope 'tis season brings with it a boat load of happiness and joy in all of your lives!

'merry christmas' photo (c) 2009, Nao Kitano - license:

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, 
Fa la la la la, la la la la. 
Tis the season to be jolly, 
Fa la la la la, la la la la.!!

*cough* *hack* *sputter*

I thought i'd sing a little something, but there seems to be a little *ahem* something in my throat.
May happiness and goodwill follow you where ever you may go!

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Release Day Blast + Giveaway!! : The Migraine Mafia

The Migraine Mafia
Author: Maia Sepp
Publication date: December 13th , 2013
Purchase from: Amazon / B&N / Kobo 

Book Blurb

On paper, Viive McBroome lives the perfect life—a key player in a fast-paced, technical field, one promotion away from real success—but that’s only if you ignore one little problem.

Sandwiched between one migraine and the next, Viive’s life is like those choose-your-own-adventure books you read as a kid, only less fun and with a lot more drugs. And lately, as her bosses politely march her toward a vacation that might never end, even the good days seem like a struggle for survival.

Faced with frustration from her loved ones and the dark machinations of a new coworker, Viive feels herself getting pulled under by guilt, apologies, and workplace shenanigans. But then she meets the Migraine Mafia, a quirky, vibrant support group, and her fragile camouflage begins to crumble. She discovers that a room full of strangers just might be able to change the way she views her illness—and realizes that if she doesn’t learn to ask for help, her health isn’t the only thing she stands to lose.

Sometimes painful, frequently hilarious, never dull, The Migraine Mafia is the story of one woman’s life-altering decision to thrive in the face of chronic illness.

About the Authors

Maia left the tech sector to write about sock thievery, migraines, and...the tech sector. She lives on the Danforth in Toronto with her better half, John.
The Sock Wars is her debut novel. The first chapter of The Sock Wars was published as a short story/novel excerpt titled Irish Drinking Socks, and became a Kobo bestselling short story. The Sock Wars has been a top-100 digital bestseller on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the iBookstore, as well as a genre and Writing Life bestseller on Kobo.
Maia's next novel will be released in December 2013: The Migraine Mafia, a story about a nerdy thirtysomething's quest to come to terms with a chronic illness.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Guest Post + Mini Reviews : Interim Goddess of Love Trilogy

Guest Post

Making believable characters (when your inspirations are so unreal)
-Mina V. Esguerra

This is a little embarrassing to admit, but I never worried about how "believable" my characters would be, when I started. The story for my first novella to ever be published, (My Imaginary Ex) came to me rather quickly, with most of the characters already formed and sure of their roles in my head.

Then when I tried writing another story, and then another, I saw that this believability thing was going to be an issue. I didn't want each main character to seem like the same person, or worse just like me. So I started doing this to make sure I kept them separate and somewhat real:

1. Main characters are based on real-life inspirations.
Some of them know that they've become a main character in my books, and some don't, haha. But I find it essential now to peg a main character against people I actually know, and know well, so at every turn I can ask myself, what would she do? What would she say?
You think this would be a cheat, and that I as a writer had little to do now that I was just documenting someone else's life. But no -- I've had to edit a real-life reaction or event for believability, because if I wrote something exactly as it happened, no one would believe it.

2. Love interests are composites of a fantasy and a real person.
Because I write romances, and in many ways it's like writing a fantasy (because how can a guy be that perfect?) I do take inspiration not just from a real person but the fantasy that the person represents. Does this make a character less believable? I guess they do, but in real life we see guys all the time that we don't feel attracted to, and yet someone is so into him. So the Love Interest, he actually won't be the perfect guy for every person, but if someone loves him, then why? What could he do to make her (the main character) fall in love with him? What could he do to make her angry?

3. Supporting characters are based on personality types.
I did this for the first time in Interim Goddess of Love, because it was the first time I had introduced so many characters and love interests in one story. I pretty much took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test and assigned a "type" for each character. This helped me keep track of each one, and how they'd act, and what they would do when certain events happened.

Now that I've written this down, it all seems so planned and technical. Not every writer will need to do this, or need to put themselves through this, but I actually find this part fun.

About the Author

Mina V. Esguerra writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Her young adult/fantasy trilogy Interim Goddess of Love is a college love story featuring gods from Philippine mythology. Her contemporary romance novella Fairy Tale Fail won the 2012 Filipino Readers' Choice award for Chick Lit. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (, she documents her experiments in e-publishing.

When not writing romance, she is president of communications firm Bronze Age Media, development communication consultant, indie publisher, professional editor, wife, and mother. She created the workshop series "Author at Once" and #romanceclass for writers and publishers. 


Mini Reviews

Interim Goddess of Love ( Interim Goddess of Love #1 )
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Published by: Bright Girl Books
Genre: YA contemporary, fantasy
Rating: 4 quills. 
Buy links: Amazon / Smashwords

College sophomore Hannah Maquiling doesn't know why everyone tells her their love problems. She's never even had a boyfriend, but that doesn't stop people from spilling their guts to her, and asking for advice. So maybe it shouldn't be a surprise when the cutest guy in school tells her that she's going to have to take on this responsibility -- but for all humanity.

The Goddess of Love has gone AWOL. It's a problem, because her job is to keep in check this world's obsession with love (and lack of it). The God of the Sun, for now an impossibly handsome senior at an exclusive college just outside of Metro Manila, thinks Hannah has what it takes to (temporarily) do the job.

While she's learning to do this goddess thing, she practices on the love troubles of shy Kathy, who's got a secret admirer on campus. Hannah's mission, should she choose to accept it, is to make sure that he's not a creepy stalker and they find their happily ever after -- or at least something that'll last until next semester. (As if she could refuse! The Sun God asked so nicely. And he's so, well, hot.)

I'll let you know, I didn't expect such a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed Interim Goddess of Love. Hannah was a good character but pretty average nonetheless. She's the friend that ends up listening to everyone else's love life, dishing out advice but never really applying it to herself. Don't we all have a friend like that?
Hannah has always been a a magnet for people in need of some help, they just seem to open up to her and that makes her a perfect candidate to fill in for the Goddess of Love who seems to be MIA.

Let me get to the good bits. The males in the book! Oh man are they all just ........... *sigh* ..
Quin, the guy who doesn't really emote his feelings or thoughts, rough'n tough Diego, oh so sweet light Robbie and ofcourse conflicted Jake Lalisan.

All in all this was a  light read, with just the right doses of almost everything! There's romance, mythical gods and goddess', we actually learn things about the mythology of Philippines which was great to learn! I'm actually going to go ahead and get some research done ;) .

Rating : 4 quills

Queen of the Clueless ( Interim Goddess of Love #2 )
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Published by: Bright Girl Books
Genre: YA contemporary, fantasy
Rating: 3 quills. 
Buy links: Amazon / Smashwords

If you've been feeling neglected by the Goddess of Love lately, don't worry -- Hannah Maquiling, college sophomore, is in training to take over. The Original Goddess is missing, but Hannah is Interim Goddess now, and she should figure out how to solve humanity's love problems soon. Quin (God of the Sun) is still her mentor, still really hot, but apparently isn't as honest about his other earthly relationships as she thought. It's frustrating, and enough to make her check out possibilities with Diego (God of the Sea) and Robbie (Cute Human).

In the meantime, she's decided to spend some of her precious training time helping to break up a relationship, instead of putting one together. Why? Because the girl in question happens to be her best friend Sol, whose boyfriend is stealing not just from her, but from other people on campus. Sol didn't exactly summon the Goddess, but this is what power over Love is for, right? Surely it's not just about matchmaking, but ending doomed relationships too. (Even when it's not what people want.)

Omigosh Diego! I wasn't expecting to genuinely like him! He's got baggage alright, and there was a lot of potential between him and Hannah but I for one was all for Robbie.
Why do all the Sun gods in any mythological setting happen to be the smart, handsome ones? I feel like giving up on Quin (which I won't ofcourse), he keeps sending out such mixed signals. It's frustrating! Just get to it with Robbie!
The poor thing....

This one helps you find a lot more about each of the characters, Vida, Robbie, Sol and especially so Diego. He's at the forefront at last and it was brilliant!

Ofcourse Hannah has a new assignment this time it's a best friend Sol itself. Her boyfriend seems shady, and Hannah is going to do her best to help her friend, but just how much trouble she gets into is something you'll have to see.

Rating : 3 quills

Icon of Indecisive ( Interim Goddess of Love #3 )
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Published by: Bright Girl Books
Genre: YA contemporary, fantasy
Buy links: Amazon / Smashwords

College student Hannah Maquiling, also temporarily working as the Goddess of Love, has had enough of everyone asking for her help when it comes to relationships. It's her turn to find romance! She deserves it, after serving as matchmaker and confidant to everyone else in Ford River College for the past year. She's had a crush on handsome senior (and God of the Sun) Quin forever, but he's destined to fall in love with an extraordinary mortal woman, so she's figured her chances with him have pretty much dropped to zero.

It's not like she doesn't have any options for a classic college romance though. There's Diego, God of the Sea and Quin's best friend/enemy. And regular guy Robbie is stepping up, making sure she knows how he feels about her. How hard can it be for a goddess to find someone to love, and be loved in return?
Ok....... wait.... what was that ending??? 
I was soooo confused about what rating I could give this one. 3.5? a measly 2? It wasn't as bad as a 2.... But .. that end... and that.. and Robbie..........

I liked this book ofcourse I did. There was so much goin on, which is great.. It's the last two chapters that had me at a loss. Am I happy with that ending? Mina Esguerra doesn't technically make Hannah choose one of the men. Sorta. She kinda ends up with both.... What? Yeah that's right. 

She loves Quin, and Quin has feelings for her too. But nooo he thinks thats taking advantage of her. And she's going to try it out with Robbie. Oh she and Quin wil eventually get together in some faaaarr future. But Robbie... :( Doesn't he deserve someone who loves him back unconditionally? I'm glad that she gives him a chance, she loves him too. But I don't really know if that's good for him.... I don't know what to think. And then the way everything ended. Like comeon!!!

Rating : 3 quills


All in all I'd give this series a total of 3.5 quills! If you love mythology, romance and short yet engrossing reads. Pick this one up!

Series rating : 3.5 quills

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Cover Reveal : Serenity Falls

Serenity Falls

By Tiffany Aleman & Ashley Poch

Book Blurb

Kenleigh Briggs suffered debilitating depression at the age of twelve after losing both parents in a tragic house fire. Her aunt assumed guardianship and forced Kenleigh to learn how to horseback ride. She soon developed a bond with the horses that helped her work out her depression.

Seven years later, young Kenleigh is now a sophomore at the University of Texas, San Antonio. During summer break, she arrives at Serenity Falls, a horse ranch devoted to helping children with disabilities learn to ride. She loves watching the kids build the same healing bonds with the horses that she did. She really finds satisfaction in paying it forward. 

Wesley Adams, the son of the ranch’s owners, is a professional bull rider who lives in Dallas. With his blond hair, Caribbean blue eyes, and tattooed muscular body, he is epitome of every woman’s dream. Wesley is good guy, but he has a bit of a rowdy side.

Kenleigh has learned to take life head on. She no longer holds back, and seizes every opportunity that she has to make herself happy. Content with the way her life is going, Kenleigh never expected Wesley. He takes Kenleigh on the ride of her life, until tragedy strikes again. As Kenleigh and Wesley discover a love like they have never known, will they also discover the best parts of life they are missing?

Meet the Authors

Tiffany Aleman

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Ashley Poch

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Monday, 19 August 2013

Release Day Blast + Giveaway!! : The Shadow of Mudflap

All the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Lubbock Red Cross.

The Shadow of Mudflap
Author: Christi Snow & M.F. Smith
Publication date: August 19th , 2013
Published by: 
Edition: E-book
Purchase from: Amazon / B&N / Kobo / ARE / Smashwords

Book Blurb

To us, first responders are heroes. But for them, risking their lives is a normal, everyday thing.

Born the baby of the family, Mudflap has always had something to prove to emerge out of the shadows of his older siblings. He spent eight years as a Special Ops elite sniper and is now a firefighter. But at his heart, he’s just a normal West Texas good old boy who loves his beer, women and football, until the Department of Defense calls him up to say they need his skills again.

Shanae is a first responder of a different sort. She’s a trauma nurse who works on a medical evacuation helicopter team. But while she lives a life full of adrenaline every day, it’s just a cover for her real life, where she hides in the shadows and is secret agent, Shadowfox for the Lubbock Foxtrot Team (LiFT). She’s living the kind of life that most people think exists only in movies and books.

Working for two different branches of the government, Mudflap and Shanae are in a race against time and the terrorists who threaten the very heart of West Texas life, football. They’re working toward the same goal, but find themselves in a confrontation against each other and the lies they’ve each had to hide behind. Can love win out in the end or will the cost be each other and their very lives?

First responders are heroes every day, but this story tells the tale of when they become even more and find love along the way. The key is for them to stay alive so that they can complete their mission and just maybe live happily ever after.

On an ordinary day, they save lives. On an extraordinary day, they save the country.

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She took a sip of her wine and looked at him appraisingly. “Okay, now it’s your turn to share. Tell me how in the world you got the name Mudflap. It has to be a nickname, right?”

He chuckled mockingly. “Unfortunately, no. It’s the name that my parents gave me on my birth certificate.”

“Why? And please tell me you’re an only child or that they didn’t do the same thing to your brothers and sisters.”

His eyes sparkled with amusement although he tried to sound annoyed.  “Are you making fun of my name?”

She worked to straighten her grin. “No sir, I would never make fun of a highbrow name like Mudflap.” She giggled. “Come on. You have to tell me the story.”

He sighed deeply before launching into the story. “I have a brother who’s seven years older than me and then twin sisters who are five years older.”

“Ooh, twins run in your family, too. That settles it. We’re never allowed to procreate. We’d end up having a litter,” she teased.

His eyes darkened for a moment as he considered her. A shiver of awareness rolled up her spine, but then he continued. “I wasn’t planned. My mom never forgave my dad for getting her pregnant. To add insult to injury, my dad was out hunting when mom went into labor. I’m not sure what the story is, but mom swears the night I was conceived dad was so horny, he got turned on by a mudflap girl. Obviously, that’s not even possible, but I honestly don’t really want to know what the whole story is. All I know is that mom was hormonal and ticked at dad and I paid for it with my name. She’s since forgiven me for being born, but I’m stuck with the name.”

Shanae snickered. “That is so wrong.” But her lips continued to twitch.

“Tell me about it. I’m the one who’s had to live with the name my whole life.”

“Have you ever considered changing it?”

“Yeah, it’s crossed my mind a time or two or hell, one hundred times, but I figure it’s a good reminder to always use birth control.”

She full-out guffawed at that. “Oh my God.” The snorting continued. “That’s absolutely priceless.” She giggled into her hand. 

“Oh yeah, just continue to laugh it up. I see how you are.”

“I’m sorry, but it really is a great story.” 

About the Authors

Christi Snow

As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.

When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.
She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.

Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!


Mudflap is a morning show personality for 96.3 KLLL in Lubbock, TX. He’s been on the morning show for seven years and in radio for over ten years. He’s entertained people all over the world, and has helped raise money for many non-profit agencies and charities.
Mudflap loves to see people smile and believes everyone deserves a hug.

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Blog Tour : Wanted: Wife + Giveaway!


Wanted: Wife
Author: Lacey Wolfe
Publication date: July 15th , 2013
Published by: Beachwalk Press Inc.
Edition: E-book
Purchase from: Amazon / Nook / Beachwalk Press / All Romance / Kobo

Book Blurb

Help Wanted: A Wife

Darcy White can't believe she's answering a help wanted ad from someone looking to hire a wife, but she's hit rock bottom and is on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When she learns that the guy she had a crush on in high school is the one looking to hire, she'd be crazy not to live out her fantasy.

Steven McDonald needs a wife, or at least a fiancée, before his grandfather retires or else he won't inherit the family business. He knows not just any woman will do, and in a desperate attempt to find a solution, he places a help wanted ad in the local paper. The day Darcy White answers it, his dreams begin to come true.

As Darcy and Steven pretend they're engaged, they make a promise to keep things platonic. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep their hands off one another. With his grandfather's retirement approaching, and the possible end to their fake engagement, can Steven and Darcy admit their feelings to not only themselves but each other?

Content Warning: contains adult language and sensual love scenes

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Warning: Adult content.


"I'm making coffee, want any?" Darcy called from the kitchen.

As Steven entered the kitchen he said, "I'd love a cup."

Steven leaned against the counter. Darcy poured water into the coffee maker and then scooped the coffee in. After she pressed the brew button, she turned and stared back at him.

"That wasn't so bad," he said.

She nodded. "Yeah, it was okay."

Steven laughed. "Your parents were kind." He reached his hand out toward her.

Darcy walked to him, taking his hand.

"Your dad gave us his blessing."

"I had no doubt he would. Your family is well known."

Steven wasn't sure what had come over him, maybe it was the scotch he'd shared with her dad, but he couldn't resist the beautiful woman in front of him. He tugged her to him, and her body molded against his perfectly. With his free hand, he pushed her hair behind her ear and then pressed his lips to hers. He expected resistance from her, but she opened up right away, wanting the kiss as much as he did.

Sliding his hand around her neck, he tilted her head so he could deepen the kiss. Her fingers danced around his waist and the little sensation went straight to his groin. Releasing her hand, he gripped her waist and pulled her into him. He was hard and it pressed into her and she didn't seem to mind. Damn this woman! She should be pushing away from him, reminding him they were to stay friends, but instead he kept hoping her hand would find its way lower.

Could they do this once and then pretend it never happened? His erection was telling him yes, but his brain was telling him no. He started to pull away from the kiss, but Darcy wouldn't let him.

God, he was turned on and wanted to touch her, taste her, explore her. He needed her!

"Stop, Darcy." He pushed her off him.

She stepped back, a shocked look on her face.

"I can't control myself. I want to take you to bed so bad."

"I want that too." She moved closer to him again and wrapped her arm around his neck and let her other hand dangle at his waistband. "Can't we have a little fun?"

Do it or not? Yes or no? His core ached and taunted him. Taking a deep breath, he decided to listen to the head below.
He lifted Darcy up and sat her on the counter. His lips were everywhere. Her neck, collarbone. His hands were greedy as they worked the buttons on her blouse. "Stop me now, Darcy."

She gazed into his eyes and then cupped his erection through his pants. "No."

"No turning back?"

"No turning back."

About the Author

Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true. 

Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.

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