IndieWritersReview Welcomes Complete Firstborn Trilogy bundle by Author Raine Thomas! (Special Bonus Peek of ‘I Do’ Feature!)


Hello Everyone! I’m so excited that I am participating as one of the hosts for the Complete Firstborn Trilogy bundle by the fantabulous Author Raine Thomas! The bundle also includes special bonus content! If you haven’t read this amazing trilogy, now’s the perfect time to check it out! Order the Firstborn Trilogy + I Do for just $0.99!
(SALE ENDS JULY 5TH).

 

Synopsis
This complete set includes all three books in Raine Thomas’ Firstborn Trilogy (Defy, Shift, and Elder). The award-winning Estilorian series continues with the electrifying next generation. Follow the descendants of the daughters of Saraqael as they embark upon their own thrilling adventures and race against time to save the Estilorian plane…battling for love along the way.
 
DEFY 
Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death. With the help of a shadowy male named Zachariah, can she defy her fate?
 
SHIFT
Having the ability to shapeshift, Sophia is familiar with change, but even she struggles with the changes bombarding her life. When she’s thrown into the hunt for the Elder Scroll, she’ll have to overcome her insecurities…or two of the beings she loves most will die.
 
ELDER 
On the journey for the Elder Scroll, Clara Kate has endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death. She thinks things can’t get any worse. She’s wrong.

Now read on for an excerpt from “I Do” (an Estilorian Short Story) and find out how to buy it today!
 

During their travels, Tate had met other Mercesti like Zachariah and his chosen class leaders. But then there were Mercesti like these, she thought sourly, bringing up her nunchucks to block a slicing sword. Mercesti who refused to fall in line with Zachariah’s leadership. Mercesti who thought they should have the right to take anything they wanted, including the lives of any Estilorians who got in their way.  
Mercesti who stood between her and her wedding day.

This group was larger than most of the others had been, Tate observed as she used Tiege’s bent knee to launch herself at another opponent. They were also more trained and organized. 

Their leader was a tall, dark-skinned male named Cain. Zachariah had barely approached Cain and introduced himself before the aggressive male and his followers raised their weapons to fight. It seemed they had already heard of Zachariah’s ascension to elder and had been seeking him out to challenge him. Now, Cain and Zachariah were battling across the forest clearing where the combat had initiated. 

Fighting this group was the last thing Tate had wanted, though. She had even asked Zachariah to pass them by. After all, she, Zachariah, Tiege, Ariana, and the Mercesti who had been invited to the wedding were on their way to the protected area surrounding her family’s home. Her mother and aunts were all waiting for them to arrive to begin the celebration. 

Her stubborn avowed could not be swayed, however. Tate wasn’t actually that upset about the delay. She was proud of Sparky’s determination to clean up his class and integrate them with the nine other Estilorian classes. But lord, she was tired. 

She had lost count of the number of small battles they had waged since Eirik’s defeat. It felt as though they finished one battle, got a few hours of sleep, and headed on to the next. Yes, there were days when they met up with friendly Mercesti and took some time to introduce themselves and get to know them, but those moments hardly made up for the time they were fighting. 

We’ll wrap this up soon enough, Beautiful. 

Tate heard her avowed’s thought as she spun out of the way of an axe’s downward swing. Her gaze lifted to Zachariah’s across clearing. She realized she had unintentionally broadcasted her thoughts to him. 

I know, Sparky, she returned.  

If she could keep herself focused, she privately added.



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About the Author
 
 
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.


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IndieWritersReview Welcomes Wildflower by Alexandra Forry (VBTCafe Virtual Tour) Excerpt and Signed Paperback Giveaway Feature!


Happy Tuesday All! Today I am very excited to participate as a host for Wildflower by Author Alexandra Forry as part of her VBTCafe virtual tour! Also make sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below for your chance at a signed paperback with personal inscription by the author!

 

 

Title: WILDFLOWER
Author Name: ALEXANDRA FORRY

6 Besties at IndieWritersReview

 

1. Best writing wardrobe. In my P.J.’s all the way!

2. Best Inspiration for writing. A Natural Crystal Salt Lamp, and soft music playing in the background with a glass of Pepsi.

3. Best writing place. I use to have this beautiful courtyard at my old house, and boy I wrought all the time out there. I miss it.

4. Best Pick-Me-Up book. Casino Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi. 😉

5. Best secret talent. Oh, it has to be my beautiful talent for ceramic.

6. Best experience or writing idea. Nope, can’t tell you all my best writing idea. I’m writing it as we speak! As for my best experience, I like to keep it to myself.

Author Bio:
Alexandra Forry has an incredible talent for living vicariously through the colorful and intriguing escapades of her strong female characters and successful leading men. Her first book, “Omerta Affair,” based on the true story of mafia boss Tony Torino and his paramour Evelyn Rosenberg has recently been adapted and re-released as “Timeless Endings”~ romance fiction. Her latest book, “Wildflower,” is an adventure in coming of age for both a young orphan and her repressed aunt who is trapped in a destructive marriage. It is a beautiful story of life, hope, growth, and triumph and deals with many of the traumas of youth, such as bullying.
Alexandra Forry is familiar with life’s challenges. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she lives with her loving grandparents. Alexandra has conquered the limitations of Cerebral Palsy to write exciting and engaging novels. She has completed a number of talks and internet
book tours and is a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers and RWA.
Author Links –
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Publisher: CreateSpace
Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Book Description:
In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney—a teenaged Army orphan—discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother’s sister Blanche and Blanche’s abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City’s most prominent widower and business magnate.
Unknowingly, the girls’ antics awaken Blanche’s lost and
suppressed passions and stirs Max’s long-thwarted drive to build a
loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully
successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney
actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a
center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and
Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the
meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting
twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read.
Excerpt One:
Why don’t we open a business?
Like a simple sandwich and coffee shop,” Sydney announced with a
glimmer of hope in her eyes.
A sandwich shop?” Blanche asked,
looking surprised and a bit taken aback.
Yeah, why not?”
While Sydney waited for an answer,
Blanche just looked at her, dumbfounded
“Sydney, I would love to open a
sandwich shop, but it takes a lot of money–money that we just don’t
have.”
Oh please, Aunt Blanche! I bet you
can get a loan from the bank. It will be exciting!” Sydney pleaded.
I don’t think that your uncle
will approve. Sydney I love your idea, truly do! I was taken aback at
first, because it has always been a dream of mine to open a little
shop of some kind on Main Street,” Blanche said wistfully. ”It
costs a lot of money to open up a business, besides I have an offer
for a job in Prescott.”
Pooh on Uncle Dean, and turn down
that job. For me, please? You can ask Annette how to open a
business–she will know, since she owns her own business.” Sydney
said begging her aunt.
I will think about it,
okay, Sydney?” Blanche said making her way to her closet and
picking out a dress.

 

 

 

 

IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday! 2 Spotlights! Electrical Pop Music Artist- Eves The Behavior and Steam Punk music machine inventor & musician Stefan GöG!


Happy Music Monday All! Today I have two awesome Artists I’ll shine the spotlight on! First up the very talented Australian Electrical Pop Music Artist Eves The Behavior and Steam Punk music machine inventor & musician Stefan GöG!

 

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Bio: To be completed (as life goes on). a damned saint! an honourable villain!

world citizen b. 1994
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MUSIC
Taken from    Indie Shuffle (On-line Radio)The 20-year-old Brisbane singer clearly has a lot of momentum behind her, as evidenced by the fact that veteran group Warpaint have decided to tackle her new song “TV.” In doing so, they’ve successfully plastered her name on my radar, and I’m okay with that.Eves The Behavior recently signed to Island Records, an impressive accomplishment given the relatively small body of music under her name. They’ll be helping her release a debut EP on July 24th, so if you’re keen you can keep abreast here: Website

 

From Eves The Behavior  (Youtube)

Published on Feb 2, 2015

one of my favourite authors Alain de Botton says that people only start to get interesting when they rattle the bars of their cages. that idea of being inherently half as bad as we are good is something I’m fascinated by. Balance. Equal portions. Im a big advocate for twistedness, for the negative emotions I used to be inclined to push away. Boredom, frustration, obsession, hunger, melancholy. so i decided I dont want to be euphoric all the time (then I’d forget the feeling)
welcome to my space. The characters all have purpose, most are from literature. patrick bateman is in there, among others…

The new single ‘TV’ by Eves The Behavior
http://www.facebook.com/evesthebehavior
‘TV’ is available now on iTunes now: http://po.st/ETBiTunesTV

Directed by Josh Logue
http://www.xy-1.com
DOP Callan Green

 

 

 

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Stefan GöG

  • With his music machine inventor & musician Stefan GöG not only melts the boundaries
    between old and new, but even more merges them between man and machine.
    With his main instruments – the australian didgeridoo and the indian sitar –
    musician GöG complements the music machine to an extra-ordinary, never boring show.

MUSIC

IndieWritersReview’s Book Review: Dragonhorse and Seeker of the Forgotten Knowledge (The Dragonhorse Series Book 1) by Author Denice Garrou!


Hello Everyone! Today I wanted to share my thought s on a great read! Dragonhorse and Seeker of the Forgotten Knowledge (The Dragonhorse Series Book 1) by Author Denice Garrou!

 

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Blurb: Dragonhorse, a love tale that must endure the transcendence of time and dimensions.
What if who you truly are is lost from your memory just to keep you alive?
Young Shion’s life ripped from her, bound by a prophecy she herself had made a lifetime before, has become a seeker of the forgotten knowledge. She must fulfill her quest to relearn and regain her inherent power, before she can reclaim her life and the memory of her one true love. Her only salvation will be a dying horse and a gypsy schuvani. A thought provoking journey, back to a time when magic was forbidden, gypsies and witches were hunted, and dragons no longer lived . . . or didn’t they?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Denice Garrou is a visionary fiction writer who has spent most of her life following her bliss, by working with the spirit of the horse. She has shared a special bond with the horse and has realized the inner magic for healing and joy they possess.
She has spent 15 years studying energy healing, earth based religions, crystal healing, herbology and shamanism. Spent many hours in a sweat lodge, and had a healing with a Peruvian Shaman, who actually blew flames at her naked body! She has incorporated this knowledge with her knowledge of the horse, finding and experiencing what true magic is revealed.
Denice lives in the Rocky Mountains of  west central Colorado. When she is not performing magic, you will find her and her husband hiking or riding the mountain tops, rafting the white waters of the Arkansas River, or just enjoying the magical landscapes of Colorado.
She shares her home with her husband John, her three dogs, Nicco, Guido and Frodo and her one horse at this time, Ciara. But she plans on seeking out another horse needing to be rescued.

Denice did not realize that after writing this first book that it was to be a “saga” and has written book 2 “Sumayah” and book 3 “Talion” (title pending) is in the works. She believes her words are being channelled and has learned to trust this process. Writing these books and getting to know the characters and their stories has been just as exciting for her as it will be for the reader. If you would like to know more about her journey of blood, sweat, and tears with the horse and magic, and how she was inspired to write this story, you can go to the Dragonhorse website www.denicegarrou-dragonhorse.com to learn more about it.

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In Dragonhorse and Seeker of the Forgotten Knowledge (The Dragonhorse Series Book 1),  I discovered such a wonderful surprise and a treat! This is a coming of age story which follows Shion who along with her companion Ryven, leaves home on a quest to discover who she  really is and relearn all that she has forgotten. She also looks to discover her involvement in bringing the balance back to Earth and protecting Old Magic.

The journey changes Shion’s life forever, she not only has physical challenges, but many spiritual tests which she must learn and pass. There are many strange and unique travelers Shion will meet that touches her life in various but distinct ways! But no matter the obstacle, the goal before Shion is set and she strives to finish the course and win against the darkness that plagues those she loves!

An array of fascinating creatures are brought to life in this imaginative story  such as witches, gypsies, faeries, dragons, horses!

Dragonhorse  and Seeker of the Forgotten Knowledge, is a lush array of fantasy and magic perfect for those who love a good epic read! Well written, full of adventure plus surprising twists and turns which at times left my mouth open! Lol I am new to Ms. Garrou’s works, but I now count myself a fan and  I loved this read!

The story renewed that love in me for the magical, and unknown… but hoped for! The memory of my love for Unicorns came to mind while reading, and the book bolstered that belief that anything is possible, and this book supports reminds the reader of those dreams and wishes!

Lyrical, poetic Ms. Garrou’s writing has a beautiful rhythm which draws the reader into the story!

I fully recommend Dragonhorse and Seeker of the Forgotten Knowledge (The Dragonhorse Series Book 1)  and I look forward to the next in the series! I recommend for those who love a good Epic Fantasy ! A wonderful YA read!

IndieWritersReview:Alawahea by Sara L. Daigle Cover Reveal! ( Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours).


Happy Tuesday All! Today I’m very excited to participate as one of the hosts for Author Sara L. Daigle’s Alawahea Cover Reveal! ( Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours).

 

 

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Romance
Date Published: 7/16/2015
Tamara Carrington always felt different. One event in high school left her wondering if maybe she really was a freak, although she’d managed to leave that experience in the past—buried deep in her psyche. With the arrival of the exchange students from the planet of Azelle to her college, Tamara’s long buried memories threaten to erupt. As Tamara’s emotions build and her friendship with the Azellians grows, so does the knowledge of secrets within her own family.
With the deterioration of her mother’s health, Tamara doesn’t know where to turn for answers or solace. What has her family been hiding? Why does she feel inexplicably drawn to the Azellians? What will happen if she unleashes her long-suppressed passion? Will she survive or even recognize herself afterwards? Wanting answers, yet being afraid of what she might find, Tamara wonders if it would be better to remain asleep.
EXCERPT
As they turned to comply, the ambassador walking away with them, Tamara studied the newcomers surreptitiously. The three young men and one young woman all had an air of comfortable confidence quite at odds with their new status here. The young man closest to her was a redhead. His features, even in profile, were delicate and chiseled—his nose a fine, straight blade on his face as he leaned over the table in the far corner. He rested an ol­ive-skinned, tanned arm on the table, the muscles in his forearm etched in sharp relief by the pressure he exerted on his arm. Gen­erous lips pursed as he read the card in front of him. His broad shoulders and chest, well-defined under a white t-shirt with some type of writing on it that she could not see, tapered down to a nar­row waist and slender legs encased in light blue jeans.
The second young man leaned over the table facing her. San­dy-blond hair fell over a high forehead into amber brown eyes as he read—a slight frown between them. His features were much heavier than his companion’s, with a slightly too-long nose and a jaw that was almost too strong. A good four or five inches shorter than the redhead, his dark blue t-shirt stretched across a well-muscled chest that, despite being stocky, had no spare fat on it at all. As he wrote on the card with his left hand, she observed that he was less tanned than the redhead. He nevertheless bore the same basic olive complexion. The dark-haired young man next to him nudged him and said something she couldn’t hear. The one who spoke suddenly grinned—his wide, generous mouth flashing straight white teeth. Black hair fell into his blue eyes, and he tossed his head, catching Tamara’s expression as she looked at them. He winked and returned his attention to the table in front of him.
Not wanting to get caught staring, Tamara looked away. Af­ter a few minutes, she snuck another peek at him. His face re­minded her of someone’s, but she couldn’t place where she’d seen those features before. Relatively small and straight, his nose had a slight flare to the nostril. His jaw was fairly prominent, making his face look long. The generous mouth softened the hard, mascu­line features of his face. He wore a vividly colored t-shirt tucked into a pair of long safari shorts. His thighs were quite heavy and muscular. His upper body was broad and unfinished looking, a little more muscular than the redhead but not as stocky as the blond. Her eyes traveled around the table to the young woman. The same height as the blond, she bent over the table with her back to Tamara. She had wavy brown hair that was cut in an at­tractive, shoulder-length bob and swept behind one delicate ear as she bent over the paper. Tamara couldn’t see her features from that position, but her lithe, slender body looked athletic.
Tamara’s cautious regard swept on to the final member of the group. Standing at the head of the table, the ambassador leaned forward to answer a question posed by the woman. His expression intent on what the young woman was saying, Tamara got the op­portunity to study him more closely. Taller than the other young men, the ambassador in his suit revealed less of his body structure than their jeans, t-shirts, and shorts. She had a moment of disap­pointment. Then, as if he noticed her attention, the ambassador looked up, caught her looking at him, and dodged around the desk to come up to her. Hastily, Tamara dropped her eyes to her desk as he approached, feeling the furious blush crawl up her face.
“You are a student here?” he asked in that musical voice.
Tamara looked up, her cheeks burning. She had a hard time meeting his eyes but forced herself to do so anyway. “Yes. Uh, my name is Tamara Carrington.”
The ambassador leaned against the desk. “Carrington? Would you be any relation to James Carrington?”
“He was, uh, my grandfather.”
“Ah, this is wonderful! We in the diplomatic corps know Am­
bassador Carrington well.” He paused, then continued, “Was? Is he not still alive?”
Tamara ducked her head. “He passed away a few years ago.”
“I’m sorry to hear that.” The ambassador straightened and bowed to her, placing his hand on his chest as he did so. “He was well respected on Azelle. We knew he had been ill, but we had no idea he had actually transitioned.” He rested his hands on her desk. Leaning forward, those dark eyes appeared intent on her. He gave her a charming grin that might have even melted her grandmother’s cold heart. “Well now. Do you mind if I ask what you are majoring in?” Usually feeling fairly secure in herself, she wondered why she was suddenly blushing.
Tamara swallowed hard as she tried to regain her compo­sure—and her ability to speak. “I am, uh, in diplomatic studies. Or I will be when I declare my major this year.”
His grin widened, and he looked at her from under thick lash­es. “Any specific planet you might be interested in?”
Dizziness assailed her as she struggled to remain calm. An odd pressure built behind her eyes and she lifted her hand un­consciously to rub the bridge of her nose. “Azelle is, um, inter­esting. I know more about it than my teacher does sometimes, mainly because my grandfather used to share stories with me. All the other planets are really great, too. I really like learning about other places. I’m not positive I want to be a diplomat like he was, but I do want to learn about other cultures and planets, and diplo studies is the best place to do that.”
The pressure vanished abruptly just as it edged into pain. “Would you be willing to come to the embassy for a welcome party for these students tonight? It would give you an opportunity to mingle with embassy members and get you prepared for a possible diplomatic career.” One side of his mouth lifted higher than the other as his voice took on an almost wheedling tone. “I can also get you access to other diplomatic embassies. I have several contacts in both the Atheran and Dorbin embassies.”
Tamara hesitated only briefly. “Sure, that would be great! I’ll come to the party tonight.”
He straightened. “Seven o’clock, in the main lobby. Bring any of your friends too who you think might be interested in diplo­matic studies.”
Tamara blinked. A slight headache throbbed between her eyes. She managed to ignore it as the young woman stepped up to the desk carrying the eight cards. She smiled at Tamara. “Thank you. Here are the cards you asked us to complete.” The words flowed out of her mouth more heavily accented than the ambas­sador’s, although with the same musical lilt.
Tamara smiled back and collected her thoughts. “Now you need to go to the Dean of Students’ office and get your room as­signments.”
The five Azellians left and the room suddenly seemed empty, as if there had been a lot more than just their bodies in the room. Ta­mara shivered, her head pounding. She flipped through the cards, reading the personal information listed there as she tried to figure out which was which. The only one she successfully identified was the woman, Mellis, since she was obviously the only female in the group. If Tamara attended the welcome party that night, she was sure she’d be introduced to the others—Greg, Justern, and Alar­in—and learn who was who. Pushing aside her curiosity, Tamara focused on entering the data into the computer and tried not to wonder more about them. She’d probably get the chance to find out more, if she actually took the ambassador up on his invitation.
As soon as the five of them walked out of the office, Mer­ran reached out to Greg on his private level so he could converse with him telepathically without the others hearing. Did you pick up that she sensed me?
I caught that she was becoming rather uncomfortable. I think you were hurting her. As a Healer, with a highly specialized sensi­tivity to others’ suffering, Greg often could tell things about peo­ple that everyone else missed. Is that even possible? Do humans even have psi?
Theoretically, yes, they do. We talked about it a little bit in my training. I’m surprised Healers don’t talk about this in theirs.
Healers aren’t exactly all that interested in humans … as you know … considering the challenges I faced getting permission to come here. Back to Tamara Carrington. What did you pick up?
She was open on the surface, but her deeper levels are heavily screened by a very thick shield. When I pressed on it, it resisted me with surprising force.
Is that normal?
I don’t know. I haven’t run into a human with psi before. Wheth­er they normally have it or not, Tamara certainly has a shield, at least on the deeper levels.
Greg was silent for a moment. Shielded, huh? So, you actually think she’s psi?
Sure, why not? I think she very well could be.
Hmm. Maybe I should keep an eye on her.
Merran glanced at him. Is she giving off a Call? He had been friends with Greg long enough to know the Healer responded to things that Merran himself couldn’t sense, but that those some­times odd decisions and directions were important.
Not really. I just have a gut feeling.
I’m not one to argue with a Healer’s gut feelings. Go for it.
Heads up, humans headed this way, Alarin sent on the public level, bringing their attention back to the group. Three women walked past them, laughing and talking, casting an admiring glance at the group of Azellians.
All five Azellians heard the comment
About the Author
Sara L Daigle has been creating stories since she first forayed into the world of writing at the age of eight. As an avid reader, growing up in a small town without much access to a library, and before the birth of the Internet, Sara devoured her mother’s extensive stack of science fiction and romance novels to keep her literary thirst quenched. Soon afterwards, she began writing her own stories and entertaining her friends by composing plays for them to act out.
A passionate interest in astronomy, anthropology, and linguistics, coupled with this early background in science fiction and romance, led Sara to merge the two fields and create a series of interlinked stories built around a fictional planet’s culture and its interaction with ours.
Sara currently lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and three very loving but energetic dogs.
Novel Twitter: @Alawahea
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IndieWritersReview: The Blood and Roses Box Set is LIVE! Get the epic COMPLETE series for only $0.99!


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The Blood & Roses Box Set is LIVE!

Get the epic COMPLETE series for only $0.99!

Now is your chance to meet Zeth Mayfair!

 

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Book Summary

*Please note, this is a Dark Romance series and deals with themes including violence and murder.

Zeth Mayfair’s never been troubled by morals before. As one of Seattle’s most dangerous, feared men, he’s always carried out the jobs he’s sent on without a second thought. Drugs? Guns? Dirty money? They’re all fair game. But girls? Girls are another matter entirely. When Zeth’s employer decides buying and selling kidnapped women is a lucrative sideline, Zeth’s usually uncomplicated life suddenly becomes very complicated indeed. And his biggest complication goes by the name of Sloane Romera.

As a trauma doctor at St. Peter’s Hospital, Sloane’s finger is hardly on the pulse of Seattle’s underground crime scene. Her sister is missing and she needs to find her, yet all doors leading into the seedy world of human trafficking are firmly closed in Sloane’s face. She needs information. What she really needs is help…and help presents itself in the most unlikely of forms. Zeth Mayfair is terrifying, scandalously hot, and comes fully loaded with a terrible attitude and wicked smile. He also looks like he’s Sloane’s only hope. Can she work with the guy without getting herself killed, losing her job, or falling head over heels in love?

What happens in the dark never stays in the dark.

* At the end of this special edition boxset, you can also read the first chapter in Violent Things, Zeth & Sloane’s brand new story! *

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IndieWritersReview’s Spotlight Rarity by D.A. Roach! (Enticing Journey’s Book Promotion)


Guys I’m very excited to participate as a host for Rarity by D. A. Roach! Check out the great read below! (Enticing Journey’s Book Promotion)
Title: Rarity
Author: D.A. Roach
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama…
 
As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy.
 
Jay Wilken won’t let his past define him…
 
A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesn’t want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girl…Brogen.
 
Brogen can’t believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit he’s exactly what he appears, and he’s worth risking the potential emotional upheaval.
 
“Drama” might as well be Becca Grant’s middle name…
 
Another newcomer to Stanton, Becca’s blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straight to the top of the popularity charts—and she believes Jay belongs right there beside her. Accustomed to getting exactly what she wants, she launches a relentless mean-girl campaign to shake up Brogen and claim Jay for her own.
 
Everything changes with a devastating diagnosis…
 
When Jay learns he has a rare and potentially fatal disorder, he keeps it secret and begins to push Brogen away to spare her future pain—which is exactly the sort of opening Becca is waiting for.
 
As Jay’s well-meaning deception unravels,
 
Brogen realizes there is much more than her heart at stake… But how far is she willing to go to fight for someone she loves?

Our eyes were locked on each other, and I was glad to see he seemed lighter. He took a step closer, closing the space between us so our bodies were touching each other. I felt my heartbeat quicken, and butterflies fluttered about my stomach. This was an intimate space, and he clearly entered it. The air between us changed, it was more electric. He put his hands on each side of my face, and then gently but possessively, he took my mouth against his. He kissed gently at first, and I felt my knees grow weak. His lips were soft, and his breath was hot. I let my mind go and became enveloped in the overwhelming love that Jay exuded. He urged my mouth open and our kiss became more intimate. I felt the heat rising in my cheeks and followed Jay’s lead. His hands trailed down my arms and wrapped around my torso. The kisses returned to gentle nibbles, and then to sweet pecks before he pulled away to look at me. All traces of sadness were gone from his face, from inside of me. There was light and love there instead. “I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time,” he said.

 

D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story. 
 
D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, and helping beautify her kids’ school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.

 

Things always looked different the next day. Skies seemed bluer, the grass was greener. The worries of yesterday were magically reduced to a manageable size, and brand new ideas and thoughts were born. Oddly enough, Mom’s words were like seeds planted in the night, now growing and blossoming inside me. Jay was very much alive. He was healthy, a bit fragile, but more alive than many kids my age who lived life mindlessly. If anything, this stupid disorder made him more alive. Made me more alive. I wanted to make memories with Jay— live each day to the fullest, laugh until my belly hurt, cry at sad movies with him, and watch the sunrise and the sunset whenever I could. Life was a gift, not to be taken for granted. It could be here one day and gone the next, or it could go on for a very long time.

 

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