Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12 Days of Clean Romance ~ Featuring Author Sheralyn Pratt (with a giveaway)

 
Pimpernel: Royal Ball by Sheralyn Pratt Sequel to the award-winning novel, Pimpernel One man, one night, one dance, and one question…none of which Claire Ramsey sees coming. She thinks the night is a test—a call to rise above her insecurities and step more fully into her skills. It’s been a year since she learned about the Pimpernel and fell in love with the man of so many masks. Jack’s world is full of high stakes and big players, and Claire wants in. To her frustration, Jack is dragging his feet on letting her all the way into both his heart and his work. The risk is too high, he says. But Claire is ready to prove him wrong. She’s ready to go all-in. What Claire doesn’t know is that Jack is no lone wolf, and the world he is shielding her from is much bigger than she has ever imagined. But one man, one night, one dance, and one question will change all of that in a way Claire never saw coming.    


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 Claire was not alone.

 There was a man in the room—a dark-haired man with unreal green eyes and a suit that looked ready for a fashion shoot. The intruder was fit and tall, with a trimmed beard that looked like it had been shaped with laser precision.

 Do. Not. Scream. (Again.) Do not freak. Coherency is your only bargaining chip, and only one of you works here.

 For the first time that day, Claire wasn’t arguing with her instincts.

 “How did you get in here?” she accused.

 “Someone left the door open.”

 Oh. Yeah. That would be her. She opened the floor. And left it open.

 Whoops.

 But that still didn’t explain what this man was doing in Margot’s office wearing the most refined suit she’d ever seen. Part of Claire felt reassured that if this man was an assassin, it would be a tidy affair. He wouldn’t want to get blood on his clothes.

 “Who are you?” she asked, trying to get a sense for exactly how much trouble she was in.

 “I’m the boss’s son.”

 That made no sense. “Margot is the boss.”

 He seemed to weigh her answer. “Depends on how you look at it. If you’re talking about the business, yes. That’s Margot’s. But if we’re talking about what brought you here tonight, then Jack works for my father. His line has served ours faithfully for many years. We like Jack.”

 Wait. What? Claire knew Ren’s family had served Margot’s for generations, but she’d always thought that more as a bodyguard thing. Jack wasn’t a bodyguard. He was a problem-solver for the elite. When people growing into their power started doing things that threatened the safety of civilians, Jack was brought in to—

 Something clicked in Claire’s brain.

 It wasn’t like her to be the last one to catch on to something, but everything Claire had seen in the past year fit very nicely into this man’s claim. When a job came in, Jack and Margot did it. They didn’t argue over its merit or vet the client. They solved the problem.

Because someone asked—allegedly, this guy’s father.

 So either this man was an assassin sent to kill her, or the boss’s son had just caught her red-handed. Whatever the case, running away and pretending this never happened didn’t seem to be an option.

 Stand your ground, instinct whispered.

 “You need to make a choice before you speak again, Claire,” the green-eyed man said. “You must decide if you’ve just been caught where you ought not to be, or if you’re exactly where you want to be.”

Um, both felt like traps the way he said them.

  


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  Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt

 For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title. At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but "trying" is the operative word. It's been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV. If ever there as an unlikely head of an investment scheme, Claire's it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop. So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away?

  


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Praise for Pimpernel "My go-to book that has it all--action-adventure, mystery. and intrigue, all wrapped up in a sweet (but not overdone) romance." "Leverage. Mission Impossible. Pimpernel... If you like those first two, you’re going to love Pimpernel!...Secret identities, twists and turns, cons within cons, with just a bit of romance." "Intrigue, romance, and that vague something that sticks with you."

 


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Author Sheralyn Pratt Sheralyn was born at an early age, with 10 fingers and 10 toes. She is proud to report that she currently retains all 20 digits. Described by one reviewer as "the bomb dot com" (url already claimed... bummer), Sheralyn has been a karate instructor, musical theater performer, a beach bum, freelance writer, nomadic traveler, and, yes, a private investigator. At the moment she enjoys working with and training her dog to give the poor thing breaks from sitting and Sheralyn's feet with the unbearable task of watching someone write a book. Really, and you thought your job was bad! Sheralyn currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, although as people who know her can attest to, that is subject to change at any time ;)



 
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Giveaway Details

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway
Ends 12/26/17
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas ~ "Silent Orchids" by Morgan Wylie

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas
Day 12: Silent Orchids by Morgan Wylie

Silent Orchids
(The Age of Alandria #1)
by Morgan Wylie
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 302 pages
May 5th 2013

***Nominated for UtopYAcon award: Best Debut Novel of 2013***

A dying realm.
The ancient evil of the Droch-ShĂșil has been unleashed.
The Orchids have been silenced… but for how long?

Daegan, elite of the Ferrishyn warrior tribe of Faeries, is charged with a mission to find the Sol-lumieth, a mysterious new power that could change the fate of all in the realm of Alandria. But he is conflicted by his purpose, and he cannot trust the motives of those he serves. He has too many questions and they must be answered.

Kaeleigh, a girl abandoned as a small child just outside Missoula, Montana, is now 18. She is trying to discover who she is and where she belongs. In her heart, she feels she has family out there… somewhere. Desperate to unravel the mysteries of her past, she embarks on a journey that will forever change her along with her two best friends, Finn and Chel—who have secrets of their own.


Guest Post: Character Interview

Hello! Thank you so much for having me today!! I wanted to share some things that you may find interesting about my main character Kaeleigh from The Age of Alandria series.
*Ahem, throat clearing*
Chel: Excuse me, Morgan, but I think if anyone is going to talk about Kaeleigh it should be me! ;) *Chel bounces behind me. 
Me: Well, hi Chel, I didn’t know you would be here, but I should’ve known better. Where’s Finn?
*Chel nods to the back of the room* 
*Finn stands at the back of the room, arms crossed, and scowling* 
Chel: Oh Finn, relax. I’m not going to share anything Kaeleigh wouldn’t want people to know.
*Finn Slinks over from where he was skulking in the corner with a cheesy grin* 
Finn: I know, that’s why Chel and I will take it from here.
Me: Okay, well, everyone let me introduce you to Kaeleigh’s two best friends… Finn and Chel.
Chel: I’m so excited! Thank you for having us here today.
Finn: Um, Chel… they didn’t. We hijacked this post.
Chel: Technicalities Finn *waves hand flippantly* Plus who knows Kaeleigh better than her BEST friend?
Finn: (s)
Chel: Huh?
Finn: friends. You said friend. I added the ‘s’.
Chel: Hmm. Well, you better hope that Morgan doesn’t do something drastic to you in book 2.
Finn: *glares*
Chel: Just sayin’. Ok let’s get this show on the road! I’ll go first…
Finn: Of course you will *mumbles under his breath*
Chel: *glares back* those were my dagger eyes
Finn: Oh is that what that was? I thought maybe you just had something in both your eyes
Me: Ok you two, this is suppose to be about Kaeleigh. These people have things to do, get on with it!
Chel: First off, you should know that Kaeleigh is the best friend a girl *ahem* or guy (eye roll to Finn) could have. She is loyal and caring, she always thinks of us before herself.
Finn: I’m not sure that isn’t something they couldn’t figure out.
Chel: Fine. You go.
Finn: *sighs* I don’t like this. I don’t think she would appreciate us talking about her.
Chel: Oh! I got one… Kaeleigh is a restless sleeper. She kicks!
Finn: *smirks* And she talks in her sleep.
Chel: See this is fun.
Finn: *frowns*
Chel: Hey I’m doing all the work here. Your turn.
Finn: Kaeleigh calls me if she hasn’t heard from me after a couple days, just to make sure I’m not lying dead, alone, on the floor in my apartment.
Chel: Oookay… that was morbid, Finn. Back to me. Remember last winter when I found an injured stray cat? I tried to take care of it, but it got real bad. Kaeleigh helped me take it to the vet. *pause and looks down, hands wringing* That’s why she got fired from that secretary job.
Finn: *growls* Chel, you know she’s allergic to cats. You should have called me.
Chel: I know, but you would have just told me not to bother. Did you even hear me though, I’m the reason she lost her job.
Finn: *shrugs* It obviously didn’t bother her that much—she got another one. It’s just a job to her. You are her family and that means something.
Chel: *takes deep breath* You’re right Finn, thanks. You know, you’re all right when you want to be. I think Kaeleigh is the only person who can make you smile, but you know that, don’t you?
Finn *stands up non-chalantly* Hey Morgan, I think we are finished here, if you need to say anything.
Me: Thanks Finn for remembering that I was even here. Chel, anything else you want to add?
Chel: No, I’m good. Thank you for letting us hijack your post. It was fun! *pokes Finn*

Ok, well, I hope you were able to learn a little something about my main character and maybe even a little about the dynamic of her posse. Thank you for indulging my characters today!

—Morgan Wylie

About the Author


Morgan Wylie is an award-winning author with several genres published from YA fantasy to adult paranormal romance and other things in between. Morgan published her first novel, Silent Orchids, one year after moving across the country with her family on a journey of new discovery. After an amazing three years in Nashville, TN and the release of two more books, Morgan and her family found their way back to the Northwest where they now reside. Still working everyday with great optimism, Morgan continues to embrace all things: “Mama”, wife, teacher, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head… where it gets pretty loud!

Tour Schedule

November 30th: Launch
December 1st: Sarra Cannon
December 2nd: W.R. Gingell
December 3rd: Nikki Jefford
December 4th: K. D. Jones
December 5th: M. L. LeGette
December 6th: Belle Malory
December 7th: Melissa McShane
December 8th: Sara C. Roethle
December 9th: R.K. Ryals
December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood
December 11th: Melissa Wright
December 12th: Morgan Wylie
December 13th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway


1 winner will win a FIRE HD 8 TABLET from Amazon along with the following ebooks:
- TRITON'S CURSE by Sarra Cannon
- MASQUE by W.R. Gingell
- AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nikki Jefford
- A WHITE SO RED by K.D. Jones
- THE TALE OF MALLY BIDDLE by M.L. LeGette
- THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
- SERVANT OF THE CROWN by Melissa McShane
- THE XOE MEYERS TRILOGY by Sara C. Roethle
- TEMPEST by R.K. Ryals
- CRAVING BEAUTY be Jennifer Silverwood
- THE DESCENDANTS SERIES by Melissa Wright
- REAWAKENED by Morgan Wylie

Open to US residents or those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area (those who are not, can receive cash value through PayPal)

Ends December 17th

Monday, December 11, 2017

12 Days of Clean Romance ~ Author Taylor Dean

     
The Sound of Silence Series is a three book series.
Book One: Stone Silence, Spencer’s Story Release date: Nov. 1, 2017
Book Two: Jailbird, Mia’s Story Release date: Dec. 1, 2017
Book Three: Hothouse Flower, Shay’s Story Release date: Jan. 1, 2018
Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers. They are not standalones and should be read in order.
 
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Praise for Stone Silence

Oh. My. Gosh! I absolutely LOVE Stone Silence! Talk about swoony! This book is AMAZING! I was sucked in from the very beginning and found myself lost in the journey of Spencer and Stony. I laughed out loud, got teary eyed, let out little dreamy sighs and refused to put this book down until I finished it! I devoured it! -KJ's Book Nook

 Oh man. I will always read everything Taylor Dean writes with no hesitation. I LOVE Taylor Dean books. If you have never read anything by her, you really must. -Aimee, Getting Your Read On  


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From Jailbird 

SHOWTIME, MIA. AND you know what they say about a show that’s about to start—it must go on.

 Of course, they also tell the actors to break a leg and I’d much prefer that to what I’m about to do.

 I turn down the paved road and see a large fenced-in property in the distance. My GPS tells me I’ve reached my destination.

It’s a beautiful and sunny September day with hardly a cloud in the sky. The weather certainly doesn’t match my emotions. If it did, it would be stormy. A raging storm, to include crazy lightning and booming thunder.

 I don’t want to do this. I’d rather go to the dentist and have five teeth pulled. While I’m awake. Heck, I’d rather have my toenails removed. All of them. Without anesthesia.

But this is something I have to do, something I need to do. Not just for Stony. I need to do it for me.

Especially for me.

 I can’t move forward with my life until I gain closure from the past. I’d like to place my past in a box, tie a pretty little bow on it, and place it on a shelf and forget about it.

 Instead it sits on my kitchen counter begging to be put away every time I see it.

It’s time to put it away.

There’s only one way to do that.

 Face Stony.

 The last time I saw him was a little over a year ago, the moment I arrived home and stepped out of my brother’s car after being released from jail. He was there. Waiting for me.

Stony smiled at me. He smiled! Not just a little smile either. Stony never smiles and I mean never. Ever.

 I thought it meant all was forgiven between us. I thought it meant we were starting over. I thought it meant so many things.

I was wrong. So very wrong. I was told he’d had a girl with him that day, a pretty blond California girl. I didn’t notice her, but then, I was preoccupied. I was told they’d been seeing each other for a while

. I’d been kept in the dark about their relationship.

 “Mia,” my mom had said, “You and Stony gave it your best shot. It didn’t work out. It’s for the best.”

 Mom had her heart set on Stony and me getting married. If Stony had a fan club, she’d be president. Her change of tune threw me for a loop.  


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Author Taylor Dean Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.  


 


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Giveaway Details

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway
Ends 12/23/17
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway