Wednesday, August 24, 2016

EskieMama Reads Midweek Spotlight w/Giveaway: Virtue of Death by Randi Perrin

Welcome to EskieMama Reads Midweek Spotlight!
Today we are spotlighting Randi Perrin's
Virture of Death

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Randi Perrin's New Release
Virtue of Death

At eighteen, Sera Moore chose to go to culinary school while a higher power selected her to become an angel, specifically, an angel of death.
Now, twelve years later, Sera’s a successful baker during the day and performs her angelic duties at night. The only thing missing in her life is a man, but the last thing she wants is to fall head over wings in love. It seems her relationships are unable to survive once she reveals her nighttime activities, so it’s easier to not even bother.

But when a tenacious food critic won't take a hint, can Sera lower her wings long enough to risk her heart one more time?

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Q & A with Randi Perrin about Virtue of Death

Tell us about Virtue of Death
Virtue of Death is a dual-POV paranormal romance that tells the story of an angel of death finding love that she had written off ever happening. It wasn’t that she didn’t want to fall in love, but after a bad experience, she had pretty much given up on it. Her secret “identity” was just something no relationship she’d ever been in was able to overcome.

What initially inspired you to write Virtue of Death?
The book was actually a NaNoWriMo project. I told a friend that and she was like, “NaNoWriMo projects actually become something?” Well, in my case, it did.

It was not originally plotted to be a paranormal romance, it was going to be contemporary. I was lying in bed one night a few nights into the mad writing dash that is NaNo, and I decided to give her an angel wing back tattoo. My husband crawled into bed and I sat up and went, “What if I made her an angel?” Of course he had no idea what I was talking about and he said, “Sure honey, whatever you want to do.” It sort of unraveled from there.

Tell us little about the characters in Virtue of Death.
Sera is pretty, blonde, really sweet, and on the outside is pretty much perfect—and she makes her own Nutella, what’s not to love about that? But she’s also got secrets; quite a few things that have a tendency to mess with her head.

Destin is a local reporter and critic with a winning smile that has been known to bed any girl he wanted. He is taken by Sera the first time he sees her and he simply will not leave her alone. He’s quite tenacious when he wants something, and he wants Sera.

What was the hardest part of writing Virtue of Death?
It is going to sound cliché but the first chapter and the last chapter. I rewrote the opening chapter at least five times, and the last chapter three before I was satisfied.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I absolutely loved writing interactions between Destin and Cheryl, Sera’s snarktastic best friend. The two of them are absolutely hilarious together.

What are your future project(s)?

I have a lot of stuff under contract that will come out this year and next year, so that’s really cool. In fact, I have two releases in September. The first is Unintentional—North American Edition, a friends-to-lovers anthology I’m a part of coming out September 13 from Hot Tree Publishing; and a novella entitled Wreck You on September 27, also from Hot Tree Publishing.

As far as in-progress stuff, I have two novels in the works. One is a continuation of the Earthbound Angels series, and the other is a romantic suspense.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about this book/series?The Earthbound Angels novels are, in theory, going to be a trilogy. The second one is complete and I’ve just started work on the third one. Be sure to follow my blog or catch me on Facebook or Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest on the series.

EskieMama Reads was priviledged to receive a copy a copy of Virtue of Death by Randi Perrin.
Here is Jara's reviewof Virtue of Death!  Thank you Randi for the opportunity to reads & review Virtue of Death!

5 stars

What a book and what a story, Michael and Gabriel 2 heavenly bound Angels who watch over Earth bound Angels, the earth bound Angels all have different duties, which they are given when they become Angels, Sara and Cheryl are such Angels. Sara's job is to touch and hold hands of the humans that are about to die and take them to where they will be judges, she is the one that makes the transition from life to death easier for us. Cheryl protects and can save lives.
Destin is human and falling for his Angel Sara, the trip they take is so sweet, what it took for them to admit they are in love and still they go through a lot before, well there is more to it.
This was a story that flowed like a gentle river and took my mind to explore the possibilities, truly a remarkable story. Thank you for a wonderful trip Randi Perrin...

Randi has spent her entire life writing in one form or another. In fact, if she wasn't writing, she'd likely go completely and utterly insane. Her husband has learned to recognize when the voices are talking in her head and she needs some quality time with an empty Word file (the key to a successful marriage with a writer).
She lives with her husband, daughter, and four-legged children—all of which think they are people too.  
A pop-culture junkie, she has been known to have entire conversations in movie quotes and/or song lyrics.
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Book Tour w/Giveaway: Carousel Nights by Amie Denman

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Carousel Nights (Starlight Point Stories)Carousel Nights
(Starlight Point Stories #2)
by Amie Denman
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Every first love deserves a second chance

June Hamilton left home to pursue her dream of dancing on Broadway. Seven years later, she has one regret: Mel Preston, her teenage crush and onetime summer love. Now a single dad and the head of maintenance at Starlight Point, her family's amusement park, Mel's easy smile still makes her heart beat in triple time. But June came home with a plan. She would spend the summer revitalizing the park's aging theaters, then make a graceful exit back to the big city. Until Mel and his young son start making a powerful claim on her emotions, and June faces an impossible decision…

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Under the BoardwalkUnder the Boardwalk
(Starlight Point Stories #2)
by Amie Denman
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Everyone's counting on him

With the sudden death of his father, Jack Hamilton finds himself running the family amusement park, Starlight Point. His first job? Balance the books, and that means raising the rent for vendors like baker Augusta Murphy.

Gus won't accept the new contract…not without a fight. She rallies the other vendors and sets out to negotiate with Jack. At least, she tries. How do you play hardball with a man who's charming and kind and still grieving? Gus needs to figure it out fast, because the closer she gets to Jack, the more she risks losing everything.

Amie Denman lives in Ohio with her husband, sons, cats, and dog. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys walking and playing outside. Born with an overdeveloped sense of curiosity, she's been known to chase fire trucks on her bicycle just to see what's going on. Amie believes that everything is fun: especially roller coasters, wedding cake, and falling in love.
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Virtual Book Tour w/Giveaway: Walker Revenge by Bernadette Marie

Walker Revenge – Book 5
by Bernadette Marie
GENRE: Contemporary Romance


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Russell Walker’s life was spared when his truck veered off the road and flipped. When he wakes after surgery, he can only assume the medicines are making him see things, because the woman he loved—who broke his heart—is taking his vitals.

Chelsea Quinn has spent the past four years keeping clear of Russell Walker after she married another man and had a baby. Now she is thrust back into his life as his caretaker, and living with his family when her ex-husband is let out of prison.

Some heartbreaks are too severe to recover from, and Russell is fighting every feeling he has as not to get his heart broken again. But sometimes the pull of love is just too strong, especially when the lives of those you love are threatened, and someone is looking for revenge.

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Russell reached for her and she quickly glanced out the window used for observation. “What can I do for you, Mr. Walker?”

“Stay for a little bit. I’d like to talk.”

“I have rounds to make. I can’t spend any time in here talking. If you’d be more comfortable, I could ask to be transferred to another unit.”

His world was fuzzy again, but he wasn’t done. “No, I don’t want that at all. I owe you an apology. I want to give that to you.”

She turned to the computer at his bedside, scanned her ID tag, and then entered something with her back turned to the window.

“Russ, I hate to see you in here like this, but something tells me you deserved it.”

“That’s a horrible thing to say.”

She gave him a grunt. “You got in a fight at a bar before you flipped your truck because you’d been drinking.”

“I wasn’t drunk,” he defended.

“Maybe not, but your mouth was getting you in trouble, which says to me, nothing has changed.” She tucked one of those loose strands of blonde hair behind her ear, a sign that she was nervous. “If you’re sincere about talking, I’ll come back when my shift is over.”

“I’d like that,” he said, but his tongue felt as though it filled his mouth and didn’t sound right. “I’m sorry,” he said slurring his words.

“They gave you something to manage your pain. You will probably sleep a lot.”

His eye lids grew heavy again, but he forced them back open. “I love you, Chelsea,” he managed before he couldn’t open them again.


Q & A with Bernadette Marie

What books/authors have influenced your writing? 
THE THORN BIRDS, and anything by Sidney Sheldon started me writing. But it was when I picked up a Nora Roberts book that the flow of words clicked with me.

Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
Confronting people when you have a problem with them. I don’t like how it makes me feel.

What's your pet peeve? 
Hearing people chew!

When you are in writer mode, music or no music? If music, do you have a playlist? 
I do not play music when I write. I’m so focused I never think about it. But country music is my muse.

Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different? 
Adam in the Three Mrs. Monroes. Through the whole process he was supposed to be this vicious person, but when I was done, he was nearly the victim


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Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011, along with her other series and single title books. The married mother of five sons promises Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it, because she lives it.

When not writing, Bernadette Marie is shuffling her sons to their many events—mostly hockey—and enjoying the beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from her front step. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.

A chronic entrepreneur, Bernadette Marie opened her own publishing house in 2011, 5 Prince Publishing, so that she could publish the books she liked to write and help make the dreams of other aspiring authors come true too. Bernadette Marie is also the CEO of Illumination Author Events.

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Blog Tour w/Giveaway: Where Love Went by Lindsay Detwiler

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Title: Where Love Went
Series: Sequel to Then Comes Love
Genre: ChickLit
Release Date: August 13, 2016
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Editor: Hot Tree Editing
Designer: Claire Smith
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Sometimes unexpected miracles can shift your life off course.

A year ago, Amelia, Annie, and Charlotte found second loves in unexpected places. Now, everyone’s life seems to have fallen into place… until a late night knock on Charlotte’s door shakes up everything.

Love rarely goes as planned…
Unexpected news leaves Amelia confused and worried. She loves Owen but is not sure what her future holds, especially with them living the tour life. As the months pass by and Amelia begins to question everything, she wonders if her relationship with Owen can truly last forever.

Sometimes a first love creeps back in…

While helping Amelia sort out her life, Annie finds new problems of her own. A visitor from her past threatens to overturn her relationship with Joe. Annie must make some difficult choices.

As the three women face new complexities in the sequel to Then Comes Love, they learn the fairy tale can fade, leaving you to question everything you thought you knew. However, family and friendship can sometimes be the link you need to find what you want.
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“Don’t be ridiculous, Leonard. Of course I’m getting the door. What? You think a robber’s going to waste his time at the old people’s home?” 

“Of course not, Charlotte. Get back in bed. Who would possibly be at the door at this hour other than a robber?” Leonard hissed at her, trying to yank her arm. He didn’t have his glasses on, so he didn’t even make contact with her.

Charlotte shook her head at the silly man. 

“I’ll take my chances,” she whispered as he groaned and got out of bed.

“If we end up tied up it’s because of you,” he grumbled, rubbing sleep from his eyes. The pounding continued as Charlotte grabbed her glasses from the nightstand on her way from the room. 

“Coming,” she yelled. 

“Great, now the robber knows we’re here.” Leonard sighed, following closely behind.

“You’ve been watching too much Dateline.” As she crossed the kitchen and put her hand on the doorknob, she begrudgingly paused. She couldn’t admit Leonard was right. Peering at the clock on the stove, she realized it was 11:06 p.m. Probably not the smartest time to open your door. But she was committed now and couldn’t admit she had the creeps, not with Leonard right there ready to say told you so. So Charlotte flung the door to the right, and waited to face her attacker.

The sight in front of her eyes in the darkened hallway was both glorious and terrifying.

Amelia stood in sweatpants and a hoodie, tears streaming down her face. Her hair was a frizzy mess and her eyes were bloodshot.

“Grandma, I’m so sorry. My flight just got in and I was going to wait to see you until tomorrow but I just needed to talk. Oh my gosh, you were sleeping. I’m an idiot.” 

Charlotte was horrified by the potential reason behind Amelia’s sudden visit. She was supposed to be in Amsterdam right now. She wasn’t due home until Thanksgiving.

Then Comes Love
(book 1)
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An high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.

Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.