Wednesday, March 29, 2017

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads Midweek Spotlight w/Giveaway: This Time by Laura N. Andrews



Welcome to EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
Midweek Spotlight!

Today we are spotlighting Laura N. Andrew's
This Time!

Enter below for a chance to win signed paperback of This Time, swag, plus
a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card from Laura N. Andrews.

Also on her Facebook Page Laura is giving away an Ulitimate Reader's Prize
Package which contains bath sponge, body lotions, body scrub, candles, 
rack cards, a signed copy of both of my books, a notepad, and a $20 amazon voucher!





Laura N. Andrew's
Book #1 in the Timeless Love Series
This Time!



When Charlie Blake goes out scouting for a man at a club, she isn’t playing for keeps. Her life is too crazy complicated and busy to get involved with another guy who could screw her over. 

Brad Jackson has a painful history with women. He has no intention to lower his guard enough to trust again. The burns remain too raw. 

From the moment Brad spots her, his conviction crumbles. In its wake is possibility. But it'll take more than sexual attraction to pave their way to trust and love. Can there be a happily ever after... This time?

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Q & A with Laura N. Andrews about This Time!

Tell us about This Time.

This Time is a sweet romance story about a single mother and the sexy hunk she meets at a club. Everyone has their back story and with these two, they both individually need to learn how to trust the other in order for them to give love a second chance. Along with some humour and steamy sex scenes, This Time is a beautiful romance about giving love another shot. It is the first book in my Timeless Love series.

What initially inspired you to write This Time?

When the idea of This Time came to me, I was writing another book. It wasn’t until I’d written half of Charlie and Brad’s story that I realised both of these stories are part of the same world. However, they take place the other way around. There’re at least one or two aspects of this book that were inspired by true events, although I won’t reveal them as I don’t want to ruin the story.

Tell us little about the characters in This Time. 

Charlie and Brad individually have painful pasts when it comes to their previous relationships. Charlie is a single mum when she meets Brad, a hotshot lawyer, at a club. Because they both struggle with trust, mistakes and misassumptions cause rifts between them. It’s up to their friends and family to help them see the truth, and together they need to learn to let the other in.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

The hardest part writing this book was the fact that the main character is a mum. As I’m not, I could only go on research and imagination when it came to portraying Charlie and her baby boy, Lucas.

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

Honestly, my favourite part is about three quarters into the book. Charlie and Brad have a fight and although it’s upsetting, it’s real. It’s real life mistakes, real life assumptions and in the end it’s up to them to figure out if they can forgive each other. A part of life is about learning from past mistakes and in relationships communication is key. So even though the romantic parts and the sex scenes are great, this part is my favourite.

What are your future project(s)?

After this book I wrote a novella called Forever You.

It’s an M/M romance and part of my publisher’s (Hot Tree Publishing’s) Trade Me Collection.
This Time is the first book in my Timeless Love series. The sequel is called Time for Love and is due for release on May 20th. It’s an M/M romance featuring a character introduced in This Time. I have many WIP’s at the moment however, with a trilogy in the works, I’m hoping to submit the first book to my publisher very soon!



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

While I know my next submission is part of a trilogy, my Timeless Love series doesn’t have a certain number. There are many characters and will be many more introduced as the series develops, it just depends which characters and how many want me to tell their story.
The trilogy will take part in the same world as Timeless Love and there’ll be certain connections, maybe even some character cameos!









Author Bio:

Canadian born Laura N. Andrews moved to Australia when she was three years old. When she finished high school, she successfully completed her studies in law enforcement. Since then, she's been working for over five years as a pharmacy assistant. When she's not working or spending time with family and friends, you can find her either curled up with a book or writing one of her own.

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Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway: Wild Card Undercover by Kari Lemor



Wild Card Undercover
by Kari Lemor
GENRE: Romantic Suspense

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Kari will be awarding a digital copy of the book on tour 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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All that glitters in Miami is not gold . . .

Lured in by a bad ex-boyfriend and the moonlight of Miami, Meg O’Hara is trapped in a nightmare situation, waiting tables for a crime boss and fearing for her life. When undercover FBI agent Christopher Shaunessy offers her a way out, she seizes it. Getting the goods on Salazar Moreno might not be easy, but she’ll do anything to be freed from her servitude and Moreno’s sexual advances, even if it means moving in with the charismatic agent.

Chris Shaunessy pretends to be Meg’s lover in order to keep her safe, but he steels his heart against further involvement. Passion has no place in the sordid world of organized crime. And yet, the closer they get to cracking the case, the stronger his feelings for the spirited waitress shine. It’s a dangerous game he’s playing, and taking Meg in his arms for real could prove a fatal misstep . . .

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“Sorry,” she mumbled again, looking up. Big mistake. The stranger’s curious eyes captivated her. They were soft and tender and filled with something she could…trust? If she still had any of that left in her. His hands were gentle as they held her. A tiny smile played about the full lips she’d brazenly kissed. She couldn’t believe she’d done it. Her mother would be appalled. But it had worked.

The chlorine scent from the pool faded into the background as sweat and suntan lotion wafted off the man’s damp skin. Her stomach did cartwheels followed by a few back flips. Dangerous.

“Let me go,” she hissed as reality returned. She gave a swift shove at his well-defined pectorals, rushing to get past, to escape from this distraction and the possibility of being caught. Her head whipped around at the sound of a splash and water droplets from behind. Gorgeous was just breaking the surface of the pool. Had she pushed him that hard?

“Oops.” No time for apologies. He looked like the forgiving type. She had to blow this joint before the Pool Nazi came back. Grabbing her fallen sarong, she ran across the deck to hustle inside the luxury hotel.

“Damn.”

The manager stood sentry near the front door. A crowd appeared at her back making that way impossible. The stairwell to the left would have to do. She’d go up a few floors then down to the side entrance. She wrapped her sarong around her as she carried out her plan to avoid being seen…and caught.

Meg should stop coming here to use the pool: this proved it. Sneaking in was adding to her already hellish life but swimming always helped work out the stress and the pool here was more accessible than any other on the strip. Pretending she had money to stay in a place like this, rubbing elbows with all the beautiful people, yeah, that got her through too. She’d learned the best times to come and not be seen. Well, for the most part. It was well worth the risk to get away from her dump of a room and its enchanting neighborhood. She’d leave this all behind her soon. She kept telling herself that. Had to believe it for her own sanity.

Footsteps behind her pushed those thoughts away. Her bare feet padded silently along the lushly carpeted hallway. Heart racing, she ducked into the ice machine alcove, her sigh echoing in the silence. She glanced down. Her bag? She must have dropped it as she rushed off. How had she not realized? It couldn’t have been the threat of being arrested. Or the crooked smile of the handsome stranger she’d kissed. The one with the kind eyes and gentle hands. No, she couldn’t allow herself to be led astray by a pretty face. Not again.

She continued down the hall, her trip cut short when someone grabbed her by the arm and spun her around.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kari Lemor was one of those children who read with a flashlight under the covers. Once she discovered her mom’s stash of romance novels, there was no other genre to even consider. For years, she had stories stewing in her mind, stories of love and happily ever after. But writing wasn’t something she ever liked in school. Of course, no one ever asked her to write a story about a couple falling in love. Now that her children are grown, she can concentrate on penning tales of dashing heroes who ride to the rescue and feisty heroines who have already saved themselves. Please visit her at karilemor.com and on Twitter and Facebook.

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Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway: Deep Blue by Kathleen Duhamel


Deep Blue
by Kathleen Duhamel
GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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Kathleen Duhamel will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble 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:

Barely-not-starving” Denver artist and cancer survivor Claire Martin has almost given up finding an older man with a youthful spirit when she meets charismatic New York soul singer Robert Silver of the legendary band Deep Blue. She soon learns that hero worship can be dangerous, especially when the object of her desire comes with a disturbing past. Robert is smart and sexy with a self-deprecating sense of humor, but he’s also a man who has suffered from panic attacks, drug abuse, a well-publicized stint in rehab and the death of his wife, screenwriter Elaine Jordan. When his demons resurface on tour, jeopardizing his voice and the band’s future, Claire must decide if she’s willing to take the biggest risk of her life—betting her future on a troubled man.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kathleen Duhamel is the author of Deep Blue and Deeper. She wrote and illustrated her first short story at the age of eight, and has been a writer for most of her life.. Her love of the written word continued throughout her varied career as a newspaper journalist and editor, public relations executive, freelance travel writer and owner/operator of two small businesses. A native of Texas, she spent most of her adult life in Colorado before relocating to Virginia in 2014, where she lives with her husband, a standard poodle and geriatric cat. She is a lifelong devotee of rock and soul music, contemporary art and pop culture.

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Surprise Annoucement from Cora Carmack

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From New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack, comes the highly anticipated fourth standalone title in her Rusk University Series, ALL CLOSED OFF! A passionate story and journey, get ready to be mesmerized with Stella’s story! ALL CLOSED OFF is coming your way May 1, 2017!

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Cover Design and Photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton at K. Keeton Designs

ABOUT ALL CLOSED OFF (Releasing May 1, 2017):

Stella Santos is fine.

Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge of breaking because of it. Maybe it feels even worse when they do what she asks and pretend that it never happened at all. And maybe she’s been getting harassing emails and messages for months from people who don’t even know her, but hate her all the same.
But none of that matters because she’s just fine.
For Ryan Blake, Stella was always that girl. Vibrant and hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. His everything and anything that she would give him. Which these days is a whole lot of nothing. She gets angry when he’s there. Angry when he’s not there. Angry when he tries to talk and when he doesn’t.
When Stella devises an unconventional art project for one of her classes all about exploring intimacy—between both friends and strangers—Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig after one of her subjects bails. What was supposed to be an objective and artistic look at emotion and secrets and sex suddenly becomes much more personal. When he hits it off with another girl from the project, Stella will have to decide if she’s willing to do more than make art about intimacy. To keep him, she’ll have to open up and let herself be the one thing she swore she’d never be again.
Vulnerable.
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      Cora Carmack - author picAbout Cora Carmack: Cora Carmack is a twentysomething New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twentysomething characters. Raised in a small Texas town, she now lives in New York City and spends her time writing, traveling, and marathoning various TV shows on Netflix. She lives by one rule: embrace whatever the world throws at you and run with it (just not with scissors).          

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