Saturday, July 9, 2016

Book Blitz w/Giveaway: Perfect Together by Liliana Rhodes


Perfect Together

by Liliana Rhodes Canyon Cove #5 Publication Date: July 6, 2016 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Billionaire, Romance Perfect Together
“Have you ever thought about being more than friends?” Becca Draven’s life has changed in ways she never imagined. She has a job she loves and a wonderful group of friends, even if they keep telling her she needs a boyfriend. The last thing Becca wants is a man in her life. All they do is complicate things. Besides she already has one, her best friend Gideon. Gideon Kohl is an architect on the rise and with several high profile projects, everyone wants a piece of him. He’s always loved being the center of attention, but lately there’s only one person he cares to be around–his best friend Becca. And with his brother Gabriel telling him they’re perfect together, Gideon can’t help but see Becca in a different light. Can friends turn into lovers?

About Liliana Rhodes

Liliana Rhodes Liliana Rhodes is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. Blessed with an overactive imagination, she is always writing and plotting her next stories. She enjoys movies, reading, photography, and listening to music. After growing up on the east coast, Liliana now lives in California with her husband, son, two dogs who are treated better than some people, and two parrots who plan to take over the world.

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Today we are spotlighting Michele Callahan's
Red Night!

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Sure, she's got a superpower, but forget the cape...

With Timewalker blood in her veins, Alexa knows she'll be called upon by the immortal Archivers who watch over Earth and sent through time on a dangerous mission. After twenty-six years of waiting, her day has come.

Yes, she has a superpower, but forget the cape. To save the world, she must play the part of science geek and break into one of the highest security labs in the country. She has three short days to complete her mission; sneak into the lab and destroy a deadly virus before it kills almost everyone on Earth. There's one totally avoidable thing that will jeopardize her perfect plan...falling in love with her target.

Believe it or not, she's got bigger problems: the virus goes missing, a madman wants to exterminate human life, and Alexa must figure out how to save the whole darn planet when Fate is determined to force her into the arms of the very man responsible for the whole stinking mess.

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Q & A with Michele Callahan about Red Night

Tell us about Red Night?
The book is the first in a series of 5 books called the Timewalker Chronicles. The story has a Terminator style time loop. (That’s ALL I’m going to give away on that!)  Red Night is a short, fast read about a woman sent back in time to stop a world ending plague. She’s got a superpower (invisibility) thanks to some genetic engineering on the part of the immortal race that is watching over Earth. And, of course, she is sent to stop the man responsible, but things get tricky when she falls in love with him instead.

What initially inspired you to write this book/series?
I always loved the television shows about time travel - Quantum Leap, Doctor Who, and the Star Trek movies. They made my imagination spin and spin until I just started writing stories.

Tell us little about the characters in this book.
The main two characters are Alexa and Luke. Alexa is from a long line of Timewalker women (women sent through time to reset events). She’s got a sassy attitude, a superpower and the hots for Luke.
Luke is one of my favorite types of heroes, he’s sexy, smart as hell (he’s a scientist), kind and caring until the s#*t hits the fan, and then he goes alpha. Once he realizes that Alexa is telling the truth, he’s determined to help her save the world, and to keep her forever.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?
The time loops got kind of crazy as the series progressed. This book was not that tough, because it’s the launch pad for the entire series. But I had to worry about the fine line between not telling the reader enough and giving too much away. It’s a fast paced, really cool adventure with a strong female lead. That’s my favorite part.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Oh, the very last scene!  (*surprise!*)  Can’t say more. LOL

What are your future project(s)?
I’m working on the final book in my contemporary Love You Like A Love Song series about four adopted brothers who lose their mother. Even though she’s gone, she finds a way to force them to take some chances and change their lives, and of course these four tortured souls find true love along the way. The books are very musically oriented and each romance has its very own custom song! I hope you’ll check it out.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about this book/series?
This series if 5 books, and all five books are out now. The Darkwalker spin off series, with more intense, alpha males with special powers, is coming back on online this fall. I can’t wait. Reading order is Red Night, Silver Storm, Blue Abyss, Black Gate, and White Fire! Enjoy!

Now an exciting excerpt from Red Night:

Alexa dashed into Luke’s office seconds before he slammed the door closed on Trent’s retreating back. She made herself as small as possible in one corner and watched Luke slump down into the high-back chair behind his desk. “Damn it. He doesn’t even have the balls to work in the Hot Zone himself.” Luke ran his hand through his hair, then his fingers pushed into his chest, like he was suffering a muscle twinge there. “He doesn’t know what he’s starting.”
Thirty minutes later, obvious agitation quickened his steps as he paced his office. Back and forth. Back and forth. Desk to door. Door to desk. His nerves were waking hers up, feeding them more adrenaline for breakfast. Not good. Maybe if she could get to his computer, she could quietly get this part of the job done while he wasted time waltzing around his little playpen. And maybe she could stop staring at his tight buns in those khakis.
Yeah. Right. No chance in hell of that happening.
She edged closer to his heavy mahogany desk and the clutter splattered across its shining surface. Most likely, he would notice if she started tapping on his keyboard, but maybe she could get an idea of what he had around just by looking. What she really hoped was that her pulse would stop pounding in her ears.
Trent Georges had disgusted her. So, why would his partner in crime turn her on? According to the information she’d received on her way here, he was equally responsible for the outbreak. Just as many souls hung over his head. So, why didn’t she feel their oppressive weight destroying the attraction when it came to him?
The only possibility appalled her. Destiny. Fate. The meddling of the Archiver with her life. And his. A silent “No” fell from her lips. Her jaw dropped at the realization and she couldn’t tear her gaze from his muscular frame. Luke Lawson had wavy chestnut hair, just long enough to bury her hands in and sigh as its softness whispered over her skin. Chocolate-brown eyes that would melt her on the spot if he’d actually been looking at her. Broad shoulders. Full soft lips. And his hands. Heaven help her. Every inch of her body begged to be worshipped by those incredible hands.
This can’t be happening. She remembered her mother’s throaty laugh when she’d boldly declared her mother’s promise of a Marked Mate to be a joke. Alexa refused to believe a birthmark on her chest had the power to choose a man for her. It was a birthmark, pigmented flesh and nothing more. At least that was what Alexa had believed until an hour ago, until she sat crouched next to Luke’s desk watching him rub the exact same spot over his own heart.
Her mother had been happy to let the matter drop after a sly, “We’ll see, daughter.”
Luke Lawson? The perfect man for her? A gift given by fate in return for sacrificing her life to save others. A man genetically destined to be compatible with her DNA. A man who would sire the perfect daughter. A little girl who would be the next of her line to be a Timewalker. A man who would boil her blood and be the ideal companion for her, for the rest of her life?
And her man whistled, at eight o’clock in the morning.
Her man was responsible for the end of the world.
The calendar on Luke’s desk caught her eye. He was very organized, marking off each day, writing little notes to himself about his work. What she saw there reinforced her earlier conclusions. It wasn’t March. It was May, and the 5th had been marked off with a precise strike of blue pen.
Alexa sank onto her knees and hung her head, swallowing panic yet again. Shit. She should have had two months. She didn’t even have three more days. What the hell had gone wrong? How had the Archiver missed her entry date by two damn months?
Alexa took a deep breath and waited for the panic rising like a fiery puke ball to go back down into her gut where it belonged. She would not lose it. She still had a couple of days. She could do this. Lifting her head, she inspected the man in front of her. If she could convince him to help, she could still do this.
Luke crisscrossed his office like an enraged army ant rebuilding his fallen fortress. And he was all hers. If she could keep them both alive long enough to talk him into helping her save the world.

Author Bio

A #1 Amazon Bestseller, M.L. (Michele) Callahan is a science fiction and romance fanatic and full time writer whose earliest movie memories are of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and light sabers. (Still waiting on Santa to come through on that one.) She wrote her first short story at age eleven about five friends who fell into another dimension and had to save the Earth - all in ten, sloppy but action packed, wide-ruled notebook pages. Her mother inspired a love of reading and writing and Michele writes seven days a week. She writes sci-fi action adventure as ML Callahan, and romance as Michele Callahan.
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by: Chris Ledbetter

Series:  Terra Sempre Saga, Book 2
Genre: YA contemporary/ fantasy romance
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Release Date: July 1, 2016

You're Not Truly Alive Until You Know What You Would Die For...

Cameron Shade and Farrah Spangled survived a near-death experience together. Now, their us-against-the-world relationship thrives despite pressure from their families, as well as cultural and social obstacles. That is, until Farrah’s father ships her off to private boarding school in Virginia.

Driven by unbearable aches of absence and longing, Cameron and Farrah are lured back inside the cursed sketchbook and the perilous Terra Sempre that siphoned their souls and almost cost them their lives.

Undeterred by a gathering storm of threats and complications, Cameron and Farrah find unlikely allies in both realms, but what Cameron discovers in Terra Sempre might make him want to stay there forever.

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“You actually running?” Farrah asks, biting into an orange. Juice runs down the side of her mouth. If there weren’t so many people out here, I’d help her out with that. She catches me looking and licks her lips.

“I have something for you later,” I whisper.

She mouths back, “I bet you do.” A wicked grin creases her cheeks.

“Back to your question … before you distracted me. No, I hadn’t planned on running. I was just helping Jamison out. You?”

“Show me what you’re made of. Let’s go.”

“Oh, you’re challenging me?”

She props her hands on her hips and arches her perfect brows. “Scared?”

“Oh, girl, you are on.” I grab her hand and drag her playfully over to where J’s classmates are handing out tags. I pick up two. She pins mine on the back of my shirt. The sensation of her fingers working against my upper back sends shivers down my spine. The good kind.

Then she strips out of her hoodie to reveal a navy blue racer-back tank top. She pats her torso to indicate where she’d rather have the tag placed. I gaze into her eyes before sinking past her chest to her taut stomach. I pull the stretchy fabric away from her skin so I don’t poke her with the pins. My fingers graze her fluttering stomach and her breath catches. She bites her lip and closes her eyes, turns her head and smiles. Like she can hide it. When I’m done, I give her a slight tickle.

She wrinkles her nose at me. “Don’t be trying to distract me, mister Cameron. I intend to beat you.”

“Everyone line up!” Jamison calls out on the megaphone.

We arrange ourselves in the middle of the pack. Farrah tips her chin up to me while smoothing her red mane back. The starting gun fires, and the cluster of runners takes off. The path winds among tall pines that stand against the sky like sentinels. Through the first quarter of a mile, Farrah and I hang on to a steady pace. My breathing is good. The second half mile, she increases her pace a bit, but I’m right on her heels. During the second mile, though, she begins to pull away. I rationalize this by convincing myself that I’m saving energy for the kick at the end, except the pace I’m running now is pretty dang fast, even for me. And she’s still five feet or so ahead. She has a mighty sweet running stride. Her hamstrings are the sexiest things known to mankind.

With a mile or so left to go, she glances over her shoulder and kicks into the next gear, crossing the bridge spanning the pond where ducks are fed by passersby. At the half mile to go mark, I launch into as much kick as I have left in the tank. But it’s not enough. My legs are heavy as logs. I simply can’t pick them up and put them down fast enough.
She got me.

I cross the finish line and catch my breath while walking over to the snack table. By the time I get there, Farrah’s waiting for me with an orange wedge in her mouth turned outward. She crooks her finger to beckon me to her. Then she points toward the orange. I can barely contain the giddy level of sensual excitement that wells up. I dart furtive glances all around.

We’re surrounded by school mates, some I recognize, some she knows. A girl catches my gaze and raises her eyebrows. Great. I fidget with the bottom of my shirt, and then clear my throat.

Farrah tips her head to the side and bats her eyelashes. I turn quick peeks over both shoulders, and then I dive in and suck on the orange that’s in her mouth. She leans into me and moans a little. When I’m done, I must have the biggest grin on my face.

“Get a room!” Jamison yells.

OMG! I can’t believe he put me on blast like that. Everyone within ten feet turns toward us. Inside, I’m still grinning like I won a million dollars. On the outside, not so much. I curl my toes up in my shoes and cover my head with a towel to dry off.

Farrah whispers, “God, I probably shouldn’t have done that.”

I turn to her. “At least everyone here is an ally. Or at the least, a marketing nerd.”

She laughs. “Or an art nerd.”

“Yeah, ‘cause there are no glasses-wearing, journalism editors here either.”

Her lips stifle a smile. “You watch your mouth, buddy.”

“You watch it for me.”

“Cheeky.” She nudges my hip and bites into another orange. “By the way, what took you so long back there?”

“Shut up.”


Praise for DRAWN, Terra Sempre Saga Book 1

"Ledbetter successfully makes his fantastic premise very believable... Farrah is a good foil for Cameron, and Ledbetter does a fine job developing their friendship and romantic connection... Because this is not a graphic novel, descriptions are important, and Ledbetter’s finely detailed descriptions serve as effective illustrations for Cameron’s journey.
Inventive, fast-paced fantasy with imaginative settings and engaging characters." ~ Kirkus Reviews

"From the start, I was intrigued with the rare sighting of a young adult male action hero... then, with a quick flip of the switch... Ledbetter takes an innovative turn, with the right amount of creative risk, to amp the story with action-driven, suspenseful, mysterious and romantic elements.
The twist and turns, once started, didn't stop until the end. Lives must be saved. Time is running out. My last wish is that this fantasy adventure hasn't ended." ~Michelle Monkou, USATODAY HEA Blog

"Stunning! Each word was vividly woven together, creating a brilliant read... Art is a huge theme throughout, and the way the author clearly weaves fantasy and real-life scenarios is simply amazing. I couldn't stop reading this once I picked it up. Filled with tender moments, hard decisions Cameron has to make. Drawn was original every step of the way!" BTS Book Reviews



Author Bio:

Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly "walked-on" to the best drum line in the CIAA. He's worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and sports marketing, and also coached football.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories specifically to reach other reluctant readers.

He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.

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