Monday, March 13, 2017

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads New Release Spotlight w/Giveaway: No Place to Hide by Megan Lowe



Welcome to EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
New Release Spotlight!

Today we are spotlighting Megan Lowes's
New Release 
No Place To Hide!

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$5.00 Amazon Gift Card from Megan Lowe!



Megan Lowe's
New Release
Rocking Racers #2
No Place To Hide!




What happens when the one person you truly hate is the one person who really sees you?


After McKnley Rhodes’s family fell apart, she struck out at Cole Matthews, her then best friend. Over twenty years later, she’s never forgotten the hurt she endured or the hate for the boy she believed caused it.


Cole Matthews hasn’t seen his childhood friend, McKnley Rhodes, for twenty-two years, and what he finds shocks him. She’s tired and beaten down, and he wants to fix that, just as he used to when they were kids. Cole’s the only one who can see she’s putting on an act by embracing her rock star persona. His new goal is to determine why and put an end to her torment. 

Will McKnley let him in or will he leave her with no place to hide?



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Q & A with Megan Lowe about No Place to Hide!

Tell us about  No Place to Hide.

No Place to Hide is book two of my Rocking Racers series and is Cole and McKnley (no that’s not a typo) story. They’re mentioned briefly in Breaking the Cycle.

Cole is a friend of the Ryans and has just been signed to Ryan Racing. A long time ago he lived next door to McKnley and they were best friends. Things happen and she was led to believe Cole ruined her family. She kept that hate alive for a long time until her and Cole reunite. He’s always had a crush on her and sees this as his opportunity to try his luck. No Place to Hide is their story.

What initially inspired you to write No Place to Hide?

I wanted to write a rockstar book. At university I studied popular music and it’s a huge part of my life so I wanted one of my books to reflect that. I also went to see Halestorm in concert and Lzzy Hale blew me away. She’s amazing and I knew I wanted to translate what I saw on that stage into one of my characters.

Tell us little about the characters No Place to Hide.

They’ve both been majorly scarred by their parents. Really, they did numbers on their kids. McKnley’s mum Helen more so than Cole’s dad, but either way they are terrible parents lol.

McKnley  puts on a front. She has to, she’s a rockstar who lives her life in the public eye, tabloids following her every move. So outwardly she’s this fierce rock chick who takes no shit, but when you break it down, she’s lonely and she desperately wants to be free.

Cole is lonely. He grew up, after he lost touch with Knley, basically all alone. He’s best friends with Reed Ryan (from Breaking the Cycle) so he got to see how the Ryans are as a family and he desperately wants that but his father wants success and glory. He always wondered what happened to McKnley and when they meet again he sees through the mask she wears for the public and wants to free her.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

The hardest part of writing this book was the fact that Cole and Knley were constantly surprising me with things they did. I never really knew where they were going to take me next.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

My favourite part to write were Frank’s parts. You meet him in the middle of the book. He was a complete surprise to me and took on a life of his own. Literally. He was only meant to be a passing character but wrote himself into a bigger role, which is something he totally would do. But I love him and I love who Knley is when she’s with him.

What are your future project(s)?

I just finished book three, which is Mav’s book. It’s called Breaking Away. I have also started work on book four, which is Jax’s. In addition to that I’m working on a m/m book for a collection my publisher is putting together.

Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about this book/series?

Just that there is more coming, obviously! And I hope they enjoy it as much as they enjoyed Breaking the Cycle and if they do, or even if they don’t, to please leave a review!!


Now an exciting excerpt from No Place to Hide!

Cole
Twenty-two years ago

I hear her before I see her. She’s hiding, waiting for me to get close before she runs away again. It might annoy some people, but I don’t mind. I’ll chase after McKinley forever if she’ll let me. I round the corner just in time to see her turn, her black hair streaming behind her. Her bare feet slap against the cement before she scampers up the mango tree in her front yard.
“Come on, Cole,” she yells, already three quarters of the way to the top.
By the time I start to climb, she’s already in her favourite spot right at the top where the branches are new. I thought she might be scared to go that high, but she isn’t. She told me once that she wished she could go right to where the branches end and the leaves are. I told her that was silly, that she’d fall, but she just shrugged.
I finally manage to get to my spot, as close to her as possible. A breeze rustles the leaves and the sun breaks through right where Kinley is and makes her look like an angel. Dad says I’m stupid to be spending so much time chasing after one girl, that I shouldn’t bother because when I’m older I can have as many as I want, but I don’t want anyone else. The breeze blows again, this time bringing voices. Angry voices.
“My mum and dad are fighting again,” Kinley says, hugging her knees to her chest. They do this a lot and I know it makes her sad.
“Come on,” I say, holding a hand out to her, “let’s go ride our bikes for a bit.” I don’t like when she’s sad, and I know riding my bike makes me happy, so maybe it will work for her too. We like to go over to the park; there’s a big hill there and I go down it really fast. The other kids in the neighbourhood don’t like it; only Kinley goes down with me.
We ride around for ages and she doesn’t seem sad anymore, which makes me glad. I wish I could make it so she were never sad again. It’s almost dark by the time we go home.
“Thanks, Cole,” she says as we walk up her driveway.
“It’s okay. I don’t like it when you’re sad.” She hugs me and kisses me on the cheek before she runs into her house. I know I have a goofy smile on my face as I walk to my own house, but I don’t care. The smile is quickly wiped away, however, when I get inside and see the house is empty. All my stuff is gone.


Author Bio:

Megan Lowe is a lost journalism graduate who after many painful years searching for a job in that field, decided if she couldn’t write news stories, she would start listening to the characters whispering stories to her and decided to write them down. She writes primarily New Adult/Contemporary Romance stories with Sport and Music themes. She is based on the Gold Coast but her heart belongs to New York City. When she’s not writing she’s either curled up with a good book, travelling or screaming at the TV willing her sporting teams to pull out the win.

Megan Lowe Spotlight Giveaway

Book Blitz: Look How You Turned Out by Diane Munier


Title: Look How You Turned Out
Author: Diane Munier
Release Date: April 21, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis
This is the story about a woman who grew up a shining star, at least in the eyes of her father, the sheriff, and maybe in terms of her GPA. But one thing she can't excel at is grabbing the attention of her father's deputy, Marcus. Sure he watched her breeze through high school, and yes, when his marriage fell apart, she babysat his little boy Juney, but hello! She's a woman now, sort of, so let's transition! The problem is, Marcus will never disappoint his hero and mentor, her dear old dad. He's been listening to her dad's daughter-worship diatribe for so long he treats her like she's thee Madonna and not the one who sings. Marcus is blind toward her development! So off she goes to Chicago, angry and defeated. She does what everyone expects and lands a kick-butt job at a big firm. Then she makes a big mistake and dates the boss. And that leads to an attempt to be bedded by the boss. But even he can see she's not into it. So he fires her in an attempt to send her home to sort things out. And guess who's at her father's house the minute she enters the door? Marcus. And it's all right there. The attraction. Only this time, maybe...just maybe, he's looking. And that is where our story begins.
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About The Author
Living comfortably in the heart of America with the people I love. I live an extroverted life, but I'm a genuine introvert. An urban kid, I spent much of my youth running in various neighborhood establishments. There I met many colorful characters and I learned to love them and be fascinated by them. My love of story comes from them. I learned to sit on a bar stool or a kitchen chair or in a pew and hear story. Hear the voices telling story. See the mouths move and the hands clutching glasses or cigarettes. See and hear the laughter. There is no greater honor than to hear someone's story. If you feel that way about the tales I tell...what more could I ask.

Book Blast w/Giveaway: Collared by the Cowboy by Susan Arden


Collared by the Cowboy
by Susan Arden
GENRE: Erotic Romance (Western)

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Susan will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please visit GoddessFish.com to follow the tour, remember the more you comment better your chances on winning.

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BLURB:

Bound and determined to break free of a small town, Mia isn't about to let a little thing like a bondage club or a cocky cowboy stand in her way. Not when it means unearthing the truth. Undercover, she enters an elite world defined by sex, subs, and power. What can happen? It's just for a night...

Out of necessity, Brandon guards his privacy. Tall, dark, and frowning--he gives Mia a run for her money when she almost blows her cover. He's one hot piece with a very dominating streak. Think hair pulling, panty-dropping! He's gorgeous, built, and makes her want things. Dirty, dark, and not part of Mia's plan.

Brandon is down for the chase, and catches the dark-eyed beauty in a lie. The little researcher needs to be taught a lesson. Pretty with curves galore, yet it's her smart-mouth that forces his hand. If Mia wants to learn about his club, he'll teach her every dirty detail of what it means to surrender. To him.

Their raw chemistry is undeniable. Mia is more than a tantalizing and temporary diversion. She becomes the woman he can't let go.

As Brandon and Mia explore falling in love, they reveal their darkest secrets. From the shadows, a stalker with a taste for revenge is just waiting for an opportunity to strike.

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Excerpt:

No Games

“What is this place?” Mia asked. “One of the private rooms?”

“You might say that.” Brandon turned the pad to her. “There. That should cover it.”

Grabbing hold of the pad, she knitted her brows as she read. Agreement Contract. Rule #1: What Brandon McLemore deems appropriate stands and Mia Santero will follow. There were two signature lines below it. She snapped her gaze to Brandon’s and practically screeched, “Wait. Are you nuts?”

“Not in the least,” he drawled, gifting her with customary penetrating stare. “That rule covers everything that will go on between us.”

Mia felt the blood thud in her temples. Unable to hold her tongue, she scoffed, “That rule isn’t a rule. It’s a diktat! How am I supposed to abide by a command that gives you complete freedom and authority to do as you see fit? You’ll have all the power. Over me.”

“Little researcher, you asked if I’m good,” Brandon began, incrementally closing the distance between them. The power he exuded stole the thoughts right from her brain. His gaze dipped to her mouth, then rebounded to her eyes. “Darlin’, I’m not good. I’m a machine. I like it rough, raw, and I don’t hold back. I’ll make it my job to know what you want, but more importantly, what you need. There’s a huge difference, and that’s what distinguishes who commands and who pretends. I don’t pretend.”

“But…” She swallowed, believing every word he’d said. “You’d have to pretend with me.”

He reached out and cupped her chin in his warm hand. “No, I won’t. That’s not what you need for this project or otherwise.”

“Then what will you do?” Her body hummed from the heat in his eyes. “I need to be certain I know what to expect.”

“That’s fair,” he murmured. “We can both get what we want. You want privacy and so do I. Out there. But when we’re alone, there won’t be any games between us.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susan’s sweet-n-sexy stories ignite a reader’s imagination. Her style of red-hot romance stars dirty talkin’ alpha heroes and feisty quirky women. Over several series, she crafts heartwarming fiction, filled with realistic details, and developed multicultural characters that are relatable to readers worldwide. So much, her books are international bestsellers.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Susan is married to an incredible man who puts up with a fly-by-the-seat zany wife. And why not? They write in partnership and live near Nashville. Besides writing, they’re involved in environmental engineering, have three daughters, and lots of pets. Giving back to the community is a big part of their writing and publishing, and includes funding a student robotics program, giving to We Need Diverse Books, and supporting Semper Fi to assist Marines.

These bestselling sexy cowboy romances, the Bad Boys series will continue to grow with more releases. To stay abreast of Bad Boys’ steamy romance happenings, stay in touch via Susan’s RED-HOT ROMANCE newsletter. Sign up for freebies, releases, and sexy cowboy news!

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