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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A.D. Ellis For Nicky Release Day!!

For Nicky by A.D. Ellis

Due out April 30, 2014

Elizabeth Decker views herself as shy,

totally average, and pretty much insignificant. She’s nothing special, at least

not compared to her little sister, Audrey. Elizabeth is content with her plain

and lonely future; she’s too insecure to contemplate a relationship thanks to

her sister. Audrey is a bombshell and uses this to get what she wants. She’s a

girl who will stop at nothing to control anyone and everything around her. She

craves power and doesn’t care if she has to hurt Elizabeth to get it.
Nathaniel Morgan has spent his

whole life fighting for his twin brother, Nicholas. Somewhere along the way, he

lost himself. Now he’s just getting by. He’s devoted to his family, but

emotionally detached from the women he burns through like wildfire. He has no

plans of getting into something as complicated and committed as a


Nicholas Morgan has placed the new

librarian, Miss Elizabeth, on a pedestal and is begging her to meet his twin brother,

Nathaniel. Elizabeth and Nathaniel agree to meet, for Nicky. Both are caught

off-guard when unexpected sparks fly between them. This was not in their plans.

Will Nathaniel and Elizabeth be able to escape a past that still plagues them?

Or, will the past, suspicions, and insecurities come between them one too many


**This is a

contemporary new adult romance. It should only be read by ages 18+ due to adult

themes and situations. This book is a stand-alone.

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What are people saying

about the book so far??


A.D Ellis was born and raised in a small farming town in

southern Indiana. An avid reader from the time she learned to read, A.D. could

often be found curled up somewhere with her nose in a book. Most of her friends

were not such book enthusiasts which earned her a few snickers when she was

constantly reading.

A.D. had always dreamed of being a teacher. She earned her

degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University in 1999 and her

Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003. A.D. has been teaching in the

inner city of Indianapolis for 15 years. While she’s taught several different

grades, fourth grade is her favorite. They are learning independence by 4th

grade, but most haven’t learned the attitude yet. A.D. loves teaching

fractions, variables, probability, and graphing in Math. She loves almost all

aspects of English Language Arts. Figurative language, theme, making

predictions, drawing conclusions, inference, context clues, making writing come

to life, A.D. loves it all! Her students may not be in agreement with that

A.D. met her husband in college in 1996 and they married in

June of 2000. A.D. lives in a south side suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana with

her husband and two school-aged children. When she’s not reading or writing

with music blaring, she can be found shopping at thrift stores, reading to her

children, and running.

A.D. had always pondered the idea of writing a book, but

until recently it was a far off dream. In today’s age of independently

published authors, A.D. decided to take a chance and try her hand at writing.

She has learned so much during this journey and is having a world of fun with


Please connect with A.D. Ellis on Facebook. www.facebook.com/adellisauthor


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dearest Clemetine by Lex Martin

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Title: Dearest Clementine (Dearest #1)

Author: Lex Martin

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 18, 2014




Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn't mind being called bitchy and closed off. It's safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good.


Her number one rule for survival? No dating. That is until she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class and needs material for her latest assignment. Sexy RA Gavin Murphy is more than happy to play the part of book boyfriend to help Clem find some inspiration, even if that means making out...in the name of research, of course.


As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake…and maybe even her life.


DEAREST CLEMENTINE is a stand-alone novel with two companion novels. This New Adult contemporary romance series is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content. Look for the second book, FINDING DANDELION, this summer.


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About the Author



Lex Martin writes new adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, this native Texan has lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.



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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cover Reveal!! Falling Back Together by Kristen Hope Mazzola

Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)

ETA: May 20, 2014

Cover Artist: Cover it! Designs


“I don't know if it’s fate, coincidence, or my curse, but I'm still breathing, and my breaths are for you.”

Mags McManus is far from a normal woman in her mid twenties. Being a war widow, a business professional, and a brokenhearted train wreck only skims the surface of the layers of who Margret McManus truly is. Waking up in a hospital bed, alone and confused, Mags once again has to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. With her best friends by her side, Mags slowly starts to learn the answers she so desperately longs for. But is everything going to continue to spiral out of control? Or is there a light at the end of this dark, twisting tunnel where all the broken pieces can finally fall back together?

A portion of all royalties from Kristen's Crashing Series are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.***

{{ Please note: this is the second book in the Crashing Series, and should be read after Crashing Back Down }}

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Crashing Back Down (Crashing, #1)

Also by Kristen Hope Mazzola:

Crashing Back Down (Crashing #1)

Publication: November 4th 2013

Crashing Back Down is Kristen Hope Mazzola’s debut into the literary world.  It is a New Adult Novel, with hints of contemporary romance and thriller.


Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy’s best friends and parents.

Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.

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About the author

Hi! Thanks for dropping in...

You want to know more about me? Well, let's see...

I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams.  I have a full time "day job" and by night I am author.  I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those).  I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world. 

Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I'd like or just to shoot the, well you know.




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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spotlight: Charlene Wilson



Cornerstone Deep series

The Transformation of Anna

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For centuries, Cole Shilo has harvested the homeless, wiped their memories, and delivered them as servants to the nobles of Cornerstone Deep.  When Cole is sent to harvest a second-class woman who has broken curfew, he expects no different.  But Anna Sinclair’s soul calls out to him.  Soul mates aren’t possible on Cornerstone Deep…

Are they?


“My life is a mirage of endless time. But you engulf me, rivet my mind, encompass my soul.”



What they’re saying:


“The Transformation of Anna is first-rate fantasy, with a healthy dose of romance added in. Wilson has created a plausible, multi-dimensional world complete with gods, mythologies, and engaging characters. The world Wilson has created in The Transformation of Anna is complex, but infinitely and easily accessible to the reader. It's quite an amazing and impressive work with lots of action and adventure, heroic characters, and an elegant and satisfying romance.”—Jack Mangus, Readers’ Favorite


"The Transformation of Anna by Charlene A. Wilson is a beautifully stunning and deeply touching story of the darkest of treachery, the rebirth of lost love, and the discovery of hidden secrets. Being left absolutely breathless and deeply astonished after reading such an extraordinary story is a new experience for me. I am anything but disappointed in this superbly enchanting and endearingly exhilarating tale of deeply true and lasting love. My heart was captured and lost to this spellbinding journey!"—Amber McCallister, The Wonderings of One Person.



Buy links:

Author site (signed paperback) - http://charleneawilson.com/books/order/ 



Cole unstopped the slender vial and gently lifted Anna’s head to administer the potion. As he carefully tipped the container to her lips, tremors traveled down his forearms. His hands quaked. The amber liquid jumped to the brim and he quickly tilted it upright. Gods, Cole, control yourself. She needs every drop.

A soft palm rested on his wrist and Cole’s gaze shot to Elaina’s. When had she returned and how did he not pick up on the strong compassion emitting from her when she had? Her blue eyes looked deep into his, understanding with a touch of sadness. “Let me do that, Cole. You’ve been through enough.”

He wasn’t sure if the tremors were from anticipating a fortunate outcome or from sheer anxiety over the whole ordeal, but he accepted her tender attention as a blessing. Vincent’s intervention with her was evident. He watched as she patiently poured small measures into Anna’s mouth.

Elaina turned to Cole and lifted the emptied container. “Well, that’s it. She got it all.”

He sighed. “Thank you.”

“Anything, Cole.” She smiled and set the vial on the bed stand. “What about you? Can I get you a drink? It might calm you some.”

Nodding, he offered a small smile.

“Good, then. I’ll be right back.”

As she closed the door behind her, Cole eased himself onto the bed. “Don’t give up, Anna.” His faint words were swallowed by the silence of the room. “I’ll fix this and see to it nothing ever happens to you again.” Brushing his fingertips over her hair, he solemnly whispered a plea. “Don’t leave me.”

Her soft locks sent countless memories rushing through his mind—her smile, cheeky comments, blue eyes dancing as if life itself was a game. Her Arylinite spirit embraced every moment of love, able to see beneath fa├žades that others deemed as truth. He sighed, knowing that side of her may have been unique to that lifetime—a result of her specialized upbringing in the Arylin colony of the northern territory.

He tilted his head and gazed over her still face. Her features were remarkably similar to Mianna’s. The gentle slope of her nose, the way she chose to wear her dark hair long, and he couldn’t deny her blue eyes when she’d looked at him. He cupped her cheek with his hand, gently stroking her lips with his thumb. They curved from a bow-tie center into a natural smile. So soft. Inviting. He leaned to her and lightly kissed them, then leaned his cheek to hers.

“Talk to me, Anna.” His breath was a plea. As much as he knew no answer would come, his heart called to her with his deepest wish.

He brushed his fingers down her neck to her chest, tenderly caressing her pale skin at the neckline of her gown. A strained pause caught his throat as he lightly followed her breast to her ribcage. “What’s in your heart?”

The tiny circles he drew on the thin fabric fed his longing for her touch. Supple creases followed his motion. To have her arms around him, the love they brought, had given him unmitigated comfort in a past life. It could be so again.

“My life was yours.” He kissed the circles he created. “Every moment, I found joy in you.”

He looked at her closed eyes. “Please, don’t leave me. Please promise you’ll be mine again.”

No emotion showed upon the visage of his love, but distant echoes of vows lighted his soul.

“Open to me.” He wondered if his whispered thought could possibly reach her unconscious mind. “Speak to me with your soul.”

Her lips parted and a chill flew through him. He waited, listened intently. Weak sensations touched his senses. “Anna,” he said aloud, hope rising. He cupped his palm to her cheek again. “Fight for it. Call to me.”

Anna remained silent.

Cole’s heart ached. Yet, that small reaction spurred his resolve. He framed her face as he lowered to take her lips with his. “I’ll help you.”

The scent of licorice and cream fell from his lips as he called on his Breath of Zephyr. His soul’s voice owned his words. “My life is a mirage of endless time. But you engulf me, rivet my mind, encompass my soul.”

She inhaled his sensual gift and gasped for deeper intake.

Yes. Hope impossibly filled him. His muscles tightened with expectation. His heart pounded against his chest. “Call to me!”



Cornerstone Deep book two

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Nothing is sacred to Cole when it comes to keeping his love – not even covenants made with gods, and when Lord Dressen's obsession to have Anna soars, Cole pulls out all the stops.  But, through all his efforts, lofty or damned, the truth remains. 

Will echoes of another life cause him to fail?


“Every breath you take is a song to my soul.”


Buy links: 

Amazon: (kindle) http://bit.ly/EchoesK  (paperback) http://bit.ly/EchoesPb



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What they’re saying:

Echoes is the second installment in Wilson's Cornerstone Deep series, and was just as much a pleasure to read as the first. The timeless love story is brought to life in a new and creative way that pulls at your heartstrings and keeps you reading….”—Annette, Gothic Mom Reviews

“A touching and magickal romance story, Echoes picks right up where The Transformation of Anna left off. Charlene pens her characters well written and brings them to life in this fast paced, totally hard to put down sequel. Recommended for all romance and paranormal romance fans.”—My Cozy Corner


“Echoes is a shockingly spectacular sequel to the Transformation of Anna that will leave you reeling from the mind-blowing revelations and truly surprising twists of fate.” — Amber, The Wonderings of One Person


“Cornerstone Deep Echoes is as interesting as Book 1. Those who enjoyed the first book will definitely relish this book too... The book is a romance that touches on past lives and rebirth. This paranormal angle makes it an exciting read... Lord Dressen's obsession for Mianna forms the somber angle of the book. It is so powerful that he will do anything to possess her. Cole's struggle to continue his love with Mianna, in spite of Lord Dressen's dark presence, makes the story very exciting and adds that bit of intrigue and suspense. All the characters are skillfully etched by the author. I look forward to reading the next part of this series to find out where the author will take us.”— Mamta Madhavan, Readers' Favorite







Adoration flowed from behind him, touching his senses. Slender hands smoothed his shirt to his waist and a soft form leaned to his back. His heart melted and he closed his eyes. Mianna. Despite his attempt to avoid an earlier meet, he couldn’t resist. He lifted his arm and turned to hold her in his embrace. As she met his gaze, Mianna’s soul once again spoke to his as none other had or would. Unrest fled. Doubt disappeared.

Her brow wrinkled with worry. “You’ve been distant.”

He brushed her long hair with a gentle stroke. “I’m sorry, my love.”

She caressed his forehead with her fingertips, erasing the tension there.

“Hush thy worries. Still thy mind.

For within mine arms,

love’s sweet bliss will heal thy soul.

Cares of life be gone.”

Cole rested his cheek on her soft locks, allowing her poetic tongue to soothe him.

“Whispers, wings of love’s caress,

light upon thy heart.

Gazes, speak of my soul’s want.

Body, sing their praise.”

She gently placed her hand to his cheek, guiding him to look into her eyes.

“I long. I pray thee touch me.

Carry forth my will.

Leave behind the world, my love.

Be this moment mine.”

Cole’s heart wrapped around her plea and the reality of her return filled his being. She was his. Now and forever. “This moment, my life, my existence is yours.” He cradled her face with his hands. “Every breath you take is a song to my soul.”

Her words fell to his lips in a hush. “Make love to me, Cole. I need to feel you still love me.”

The Breath of Zephyr flowed freely and licorice and cream rode his whisper. “How could you truly doubt.”

Wilting onto a bed of flowers, he lay with her on the soft buds. The song in her sigh washed through his heart and her emotions flowed, reminding him Sylis Shilo had no influence there. They alone shared this moment surrounded by beauty and its sweet aroma. The dark sky of Cornerstone Deep blanketed them in solitude.

Little buttons on her blouse released at his touch and as he slid the fabric aside, a heated plea breezed past her lips. The layers of her skirt fell to her hip as she raised her thigh to rest it against his waist. He leaned into her entreaty.

Her voice came to him, a small sound breaking from a whisper. “Time has passed for you, Cole.” A quiver shook her words. “I know there were others.”


“Just…let me pretend I was the only one to share your soul all that time. Lie to me…this once.”

Her request clenched his heart. “My love. It’s been you all this time.” Cole’s thick breath poured against her skin. “It’s always been you.”



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Charlene A. Wilson is an author of tales that take you to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing she brought them to life through her books.

Charlene resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, with her two beautiful daughters, husband, a cuddly Pekingese, and a very chatty cockatiel named Todder.


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