Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Our Spotlights turn ONE in JUNE! Let's Party!



It is hard to believe April is almost over and before you know our Spotlights One Year Celebration will be here!  Jara & I have been working hard this last month notifying anyone in the book industry about joining us in our celebration.  We have as of date over 50 participants joining us for either the Facebook Book Hop, Facebook Celebration Party and/or The Big Giveaway at the end of our celebration week. We are working hard to bring all our readers the best celebration we can.  Here is a list of activites and who is attending what!

Monday June 12th & Tuesday June 13th Facebook Hop 

List of participants as of date
Andy Peloquin
Ani Bishop
Autumn Sand
Cajun Heat Book Blog  (Kathy Rochelle & Barbara Barber)
Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Clare Roden 
Dahlia Donovan
Dawn Walsh 
Dena Garson
Dru Hylen
Elizabetta Holcomb
Ember-Raine Winters
Izzy Szyn
Jadyn Lucas
Janet Nissenson
Jennifer Sivec 
Joanne Rock
K. Reese
Kelly McMullen Lowe ( Author KM Lowe)
Kristen Collins
Kristine Dugger
L.V. Lewis
Lucy Belle
LUCY FARAGO
M.Eror 
Marie Landry 
Mary Billiter
Megan Lowe
MK Meredith
N.D. Jackson
Natalie Rios
Once Upon An Alpha
Randi Perrin
Roisin
Scarlett Redd
Sexy Sirens Book Blog (Lee Ann Kanowsky)
Shannon Godwin
Victoria Monroe 
WS Carmichael
Zeia Jameson

Wednesday June 14th & Thursday June 15th Facebook Party
(11AM-4PM & 6PM-10PM)

Wednesday June 14th participants 

Virginia Carey
Mary Billiter
Victoria Monroe 
Dahlia Donovan
Ember-Raine Winters
LJ Shen
Kelly McMullen Lowe ( Author KM Lowe)
Natalie-Nicole Bates
Andy Peloquin
Janet Nissenson
David Kummer
LUCY FARAGO
Kristine Dugger
Megan Lowe
Elizabetta Holcomb
K. Reese

Thursday June 15th participants

Joanne Rock
Genevieve Ryan
N.D. Jackson
Liv Moore
Dru Hylen
Bre Meli
Ani Bishop
Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Randi Perrin
Izzy Szyn
Zeia Jameson
Kristen Collins
Roisin
Jennifer Sivec 
Scarlett Redd

Monday June 12th - Friday June 16th Big Giveaway!

List of participants as of date.

Andy Peloquin
Ani Bishop
Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Dahlia Donovan
David Kummer
Dena Garson
Dru Hylen
Elise Faber
Elizabetta Holcomb
Ember-Raine Winters
Emily Minton & Shelley Springfield
Janet Nissenson
Jennifer Sivec 
Joanne Rock
Kelly McMullen Lowe ( Author KM Lowe)
Kristen Collins
Kristine Dugger
L.V. Lewis
LJ Shen
LUCY FARAGO
Mary Billiter
Megan Lowe
Randi Perrin
Rockstar PR
Roisin
Scarlett Redd
Victoria Monroe 
WS Carmichael
Zeia Jameson

As you can see by the list some participants are joining in more than one event, which we a grateful for. Without these amazing participants in the book industry we could not bring you the week of celebration Jara & I have plan.  We hope you join us the week of June 12th to help celebrate our Spotlights One Year Birthday!

If you or you know anyone in book industry who would love to join us in our celebration, sign up here. We will take sign ups until a week before the events!

Here is your personal invite to the Spotlights One Year Celebration!

Our spotlights turns ONE!!! Come help us celebrate with some fun, games & giveaways! We have numerous authors stopping by to help us celebrate! Come join in the fun!


We hope to see you there!


HINT HINT be on the lookout for some other amazing events we are discussing to bring to you, maybe a Christmas In July Extravanga from the Indie World!

Thank you all for an amazing year!

XOXO
Jara & Mel












Cover Reveal: Thirty Days Part Two by BT Urruela


✫✫✫✫ COVER REVEAL ✫✫✫✫
Thirty Days: Part Two (A SwipeDate Novella)
By BT Urruela
Release Date: May 9, 2017

Cover Design by Cover Design by: Cassy Roop / Pink Ink Designs




BLURB:
A week into his thirty day challenge, Gavin has unexpectedly found himself interested in two women he's met through the SwipeDate app. As he continues with his best friend Bobby's twenty-five thousand dollar proposition, he finds himself drawn to both Sami and Megan, each unique and intriguing in her own way. While interest grows with the two of them, he's becoming increasingly annoyed by the daily first dates, and the disruption they've brought to his life.

Despite the annoyance, Gavin finally sees progress in his recovery from mental illness and discovers a hope he hasn't felt in years. An unexpected run-in with his past will test this newfound hope and threaten to crush the foundation he's worked so hard to build. Can Gavin find the balance he yearns for, and a woman to love, while the circumstances he's struggling with are still so fragile and raw?

Find out in Thirty Days: Part Two
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Haven’t read Thirty Days: Part One yet? One-click now to catch up!
**Also available on Kindle Unlimited**

Thirty Days: Part One (A SwipeDate Novella)
by BT Urruela
Release Date: February 28, 2017

Cover Design by: Cassy Roop / Pink Ink Designs

BUY LINKS:
Paperback: http://a.co/6kYuuZ7

Blurb:
Gavin is a struggling writer with a complicated past, who’s reeling from the loss of the only woman he’s ever loved. More than a year after the breakup, he’s still suffering major heartbreak and a serious case of writer’s block. In an attempt to help him out of his funk, Gavin’s best friend and fellow writer, Bobby, sets up an account for him on the new dating app SwipeDate.

After a few unsuccessful dates, Bobby challenges him to thirty more dates in thirty days. If Gavin can complete the challenge, Bobby will give him a check for twenty-five thousand dollars.

Does Gavin have what it takes to complete the challenge? Or will the trials and tribulations of modern dating prove to be too much?

Find out in Thirty Days

Follow BT:
Amazon - Amazon.com/author/bturruela
 *Join in on the fun & exclusives!*


Author Bio:
BT URRUELA was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he's a personal performance trainer. He co-wrote the novel 'A Lover's Lament’ with author KL Grayson in 2015. He released his first solo novel, 'Into the Nothing' in June 2016, ‘Wicked Little Words’ with author Stevie J. Cole in October 2016, ‘Alphas & Fairytales: A New Year’s Eve Anthology’ and ‘Into the Blood’ in December 2016 and ‘Thirty Days: Part One’ in February 2017. He lives in Tampa with his dogs, Kiko and Scout, and is writing full-time. (Author photo by Christopher John / CJC Photography)

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Book Blast w/Giveaway: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde


The Unlikeable Demon Hunter
by Deborah Wilde
GENRE: Urban Fantasy Romance

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Deborah will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to one winner, another winner will win a print copy of the book (International), both are randomly drawn 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:

Bridesmaids meets Buffy.

The ago-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.

Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra, whose sudden retirement in his early twenties now seems a lot less mysterious.

Convinced that her twin still has a shot at his destiny, Nava hatches a plan to convince the Brotherhood to bring the other Katz sibling into the fold. It’s too bad Rohan’s guarding her so closely that she might not be able to put it into action.

And it’s really too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club–or the one demon in particular out for payback.

Odds of survival: eh.
Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.

Buy Links:

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Excerpt:

The maybe-demon from Josh’s alleyway was back, having stopped about five feet away and triggering the motion sensor. What with Josh’s sister trying to kill me and all, he’d fallen off my radar.

Aloe gooped over my fingers, having clutched the frond hard enough to break it, and my terror and an intense curiosity resurfaced. There was no denying his compelling presence. Plus, he had those long lashes that were my Kryptonite. I opened my mouth to scream. Or drool.

He held a finger up to his delectable lips to keep me quiet, circling me with lazy strides, checking me out.

I’d have been offended by the blatant appraisal except under his intense scrutiny, I lit up with an electric zing. I found myself stroking the aloe stalks in an obscene manner. Even knowing he couldn’t see my blush since I was in the shadows didn’t kill my utter mortification at jerking off plant life in not-so-subtextual yearning.

He stalked toward me, his leather jacket rustling with each step.

I held up a hand to stop him, the faintest electric crackle pulsing off my skin.

He didn’t stop, didn’t slow. In fact, he kept up his steady approach until his hand covered mine. My magic shocked us both at his touch. I gasped and shivered as pleasure, not pain, rumbled through me.

Hand still clasped in his, he stared at me suspiciously, instead of in fear, but had I wanted, I could have broken his hold. Not a demon, then? He fingered the thin silver necklace I wore with surprising gentleness, toying with the cute floral pendant dangling off it that read “I will kick you in the balls if I have to.”

“Should I be scared?” Given how he sounded like sex, sin, and salaciousness–the true definition of a triple threat–I decided that yes, he was most definitely a demon.

I met his mocking gaze, my rooted stance and beating heart placing me somewhere between morbid fascination and noping the hell out at warp speed.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”


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Review Tour w/Giveaway: Allegieance by Marilee Brothers



Allegiance
by Marilee Brothers
GENRE: Romantic suspense, New adult

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Marilee Brothers will be awarding $20 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:

Transplanted California girl, Melanie Sullivan, vows to stay in Oregon until she nails the killer of her best friend, Dani. Mel’s ability to search a soul for innocence or guilt is a big plus. Her love for Billy the Kid, former Marine and now a detective with the 3 Peaks police department is also a factor in her decision. She’s not quite sure what’s going on with Billy. Has the PTSD from his Middle East deployments returned? When a hate crime is committed in 3 Peaks, Mel is recruited by sexy Homeland Security agent, Mick, who requires her soul-reading ability. Mick doesn’t hide his feelings. He’s more than eager to step in if Billy steps out, a complication Mel doesn’t need or want. As she goes undercover, Mel embarks on a dangerous journey, aided by her Uncle Paco and devoted friends. Along the way, she learns a valuable lesson about the power of forgiveness.

Allegiance will be $0.99 during the tour
Buy Link Amazon

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Excerpt:

Mick fights a grin but continues to ignore me and directs his comment to Billy. “Guess it’s no secret I’d like to spend time with Mel. Just wanted to make sure it’s okay with you.”

I can’t believe this. Twice in one night. First, Darrell wants to know if I’m up for grabs. Now, Mick is asking Billy if I’m on the auction block.

Billy also acts like I’m invisible. “Are you saying you want to date Mel? I’m not sure how I feel about that. She might not be ready to...”

Stop!” I yell. “Do you see me? I’m right here. In this room. And the two of you are acting like mongrels fighting over a steak bone. Let’s get one thing crystal clear. I’m nobody’s steak bone. All I want is for both of you to leave so I can heat up a bowl of noodles in the microwave, take a shower, and go to bed in a man-free environment. Got it?”

Since they’re both obtuse, I look around the room for something to throw.
Finding no missiles, I settle for the broom propped in the corner of the room. I grab it like a baseball bat and begin swinging it at both men. “Out, get out!”

They both run for the door. Mick is laughing his butt off. Billy keeps looking over his shoulder, saying, “Wait, wait, we need to talk.”

I slam the door and lock it, thankful I’m alone.

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Review:
5 stars

Melanie Sullivan is a California girl who moves to Oregon to get the man who killed her best friend Dani. Its a trip of learning for her and many discoveries.
Mel has a gift, the gift to see one's soul, she can read it and find out many things about the person who she is looking at. Her trip to solve the crime and get the person behind bars is not an easy trip, torn between two lovers, both who love her, fighting to stay alive and catching that person. 
Learning to accept what happened to her in the past.
Her one love Billy, former Marine and now a detective with the Police Dept, the man has PTSD from his tour of the Middle East.

Mel is recruited by Homeland Security Agent Mick, who needs her and also does not hide his feelings for her. She goes undercover and is aided by Uncle and devoted friends, will she be able to get the person responsible for her Friends murder in jail, who will she choose the Detective or the Agent, you will have to read the story to weave in and out of her adventure, well writen and a pleasure to read it.

I received a free copy for my honest review!

Review by Jara


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Marilee Brothers is a former teacher, coach, counselor and the author of ten books. Marilee and her husband are the parents of three grown sons and live in central Washington State. After writing six young adult books, Marilee is once again writing romantic suspense for the adult market. She loves hearing from people who have read her books. Feel free to contact her at http://www.marileebrothers.com and sign up for her newsletter The Obsessive Page Turner. Her author page on Facebook is: www.facebook.com/marilee.author and she occasionally tweets @MarileeB. Check out Marilee’s Amazon page here: http://www.amazon.com/Marilee-Brothers/e/B003RL7EWQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1447787413&sr=8-1
Marilee’s blog is Book Blather, http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com where she features aspiring and published authors as well as some tidbits of her own.

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