Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Blog Tour: Rift Watcher by C R Simper

Sixteen-year-old Onnie, newly minted adult, isn’t sure what she wants in life, but she is sure what she doesn’t want, and going off to the Interplanetary Alliance’s Academy is at the top of that list. When she purposely flunks the entrance exam, she’s certain that’s why her father commanded her and her brother Jayesh to return to Rift Watcher Station. As Onnie settles into her new life on Rift Watcher, will she find a place of her own?

Chief Medical Officer Darragh Conally has issues. And secrets. As Onnie determinedly worms her way into his life and forges a friendship he doesn’t want, those secrets come dangerously close to being exposed. But how do you tell the Captain’s daughter to back off without risking your job?

There’s something wrong with the relationship between the Galladirans and the Earthers. It’s all polite on the surface; too polite. And Onnie can feel the tension rippling underneath. How long will it be until things break wide open?


C R Simper was raised seven miles north of a small town, with two sisters, thirteen dogs, and an open sky painted every night with billions of stars. This unharried childhood allowed time for much reading, which led into a desire to create stories of worlds beyond her own. 

She is a member of the American Night Writer's Association. She has two published short stories in the Steampunk genre. Besides writing, she has a passion for genealogy, volleyball, and bargain hunting.


Character Casting

For Darragh Conally I’m going with Bertie Gilbert: (of 10 seconds in Harry Potter fame). Check him out on pinterest with those many faces and that crazy hair. He’s perfect. (photos from pinterest)

For Onnie Nayir, it’s China Anne McClain (photos from Pinterest)

Jayesh Nayir
– Namit Shah

Captain Nayir – Raji James


Excerpt 4
“Do you have a last name, or is it really just Onnie?”
My new acquaintance raised both eyebrows. “Related to the captain, then?”
“Yeah, he’s my dad.” I said, maybe less enthusiastically than I should have. “Have you met him?”
“No.” Dr. Conally glanced ahead again, this time with wistfulness rather than worry. His bordering-on-anxiety attack seemed to have passed. “I accepted this post because he requested me specifically out of a class of dozens. I am rather curious to find out why.”
“He requested us, too.” My brother chimed in like a sour note. “At least you had a choice.”
“Jay.” I shot him a warning glance. If my dad being the captain hadn’t already done it, I didn’t want my new potential friend scared off by my little brother’s bad attitude.

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Blog Tour: Curses & Ash by Tiffany Daune

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Curses & Ash (Book Two) by Tiffany Daune. This tour will run from February 15-19.  
Curses & Ash (Book Two)
Release Date:  January 2016
Jester Ink Press
Summary from Goodreads:
Discover the spellbinding sequel to Coral & Bone...
A demented twin sister, a demon hijacking her powers, and a mysterious journal filled with more questions than answers—Halen needs her Guardian Dax more than ever. But if she confides in Dax, she fears he will never forgive her, not after all he sacrificed to help her vanquish Asair.Halen drowned Asair in a tornado of wings—at least, she thought she killed him. Why then does his mocking voice snake through her thoughts, enticing her to surrender her power?
Maybe she screwed up—big time—but she will never allow Asair to control her magick. And when Etils' fires threaten the Earth, suspicions surrounding Asair's death rise, igniting restlessness within the realms. Her life in balance, Halen must race time, purge the demon's soul before flames consume the Earth or the Tari strike first. 

Book One:
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About the Author

I write stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. When I’m not lost in Editland you can find me reading a book from my towering TBR pile or at the movie theater nibbling licorice. I don’t have a lucky number, but my favorite time is 11:11. I completely believe that the fortunes found inside cookies will come true and that you must be careful when wishing on stars. I live on an island, so if you want to visit you’ll need a boat, and if you want to survive the passage, be sure to bring candy for the mermaids.

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Blog Tour Schedule:
February 15:
Mythical Books - - Promo Post
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - - Promo Post
February 16:
Happy tails and tales  - Http:// – Review
Twisted Book Junkie - - Promo Post
Literary Musings – - Promo Post
Hope To Read - - Promo Post
Bibliobibuli YA - - Promo Post
February 17:
Cover2Cover - – Review
Reading Addict - - Promo Post
Andrea Buginsky, Author - - Promo Post
The Cover Contessa - - Promo Post
A Dream Within A Dream - - Promo Post
semi short chic – - Promo Post
February 18:
Kimber Leigh Writes - - Promo Post
Taking It One Book at a Time - – Review
Pink Fluffy Hearts - - Promo Post
The Voluptuous Book Diva  - - Promo Post
Around the World in Books - - Promo Post
February 19:
Mommasez... - - Review
deal sharing aunt - - Promo Post
5 Girls Book Reviews – - Promo Post
A New Look On Books – - Promo Post

Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Count Down Blitz: Day 12: The Captive by Julie Coulter Bellon


DAY 12

Former Navy SEAL Jake Williams is the newly appointed head of a task force assigned to rescue a kidnapped American diplomat. Their only hope is Mya Amari, the daughter of a notorious Algerian hostage negotiator, but she is full of secrets and complications–something Jake takes as a personal challenge. As they grow closer, the threat to the mission escalates and time runs out for the hostages. Can Jake unravel the web of deception to save them all without getting caught in the crossfire?
Mya Amari has been in hiding nearly her entire life to escape her father’s enemies. But when her sister is kidnapped along with an American diplomat, she’ll do anything to bring her home–including walking into the enemy’s lair. She doesn’t trust anyone, especially the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Commander Williams, but when all her careful plans explode out of control, he’s the only one she can turn to with the truth about her family. Is it too little, too late?


Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of more than a dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense and Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense.

Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Julie offers writing and publishing tips as well as her take on life on her blog You can also find out about all her upcoming projects at her website 

Author Newsletter

Facts About the Author:

  1. I will never forget that I am accident prone and shouldn't go anywhere near a trampoline.

2. The best thing about writing is all the people I meet.  Most of my books involve law enforcement and I have been lucky to meet several military and law enforcement people that have helped me make my books as authentic as possible.  In order to give back in a small way, I partnered with Operation Care and Comfort and did a Skittles for Soldiers food drive at my book signings.  I collected over 900 lbs of food and hygiene items to send to our troops overseas to let them know that they are never forgotten and always appreciated. 
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Snippet #1
“The Admiral listed my background, and I’d like to hear more of yours. Do any of you have any experience overseas?” Jake asked. 
Nate spoke first.  “I served two tours in Afghanistan under Colt before I was promoted to Captain myself.” He jerked his thumb toward Colt. “He’s served four and is the captain of our troop in Joint Task Force 2.”
Colt nodded his head in acknowledgment.  “I believe our troop’s equivalent in JTF2 is a SEAL team.”
Well, at least they’re qualified, Jake thought.  “Mr. Smythe and I have served overseas together in the SEALs, but now he works for the CIA and I’m with Homeland Security.” That summed it up without going into any detail. 
Ryan gave him a sardonic smile. “You can call me Ryan. Mr. Smythe sounds so formal.”
Jake resisted rolling his eyes and instead opened the bag the Admiral had given him and took out the phones to pass them out.  “These are secure so we can be in contact with each other from now on.”
Taking the last one, he started to approach Ms. Amari, but her folded arms and the irritated look in her eye made him pause. What could I possibly have done to offend her already? He left the phone on the table and stepped back, flipping past the first few pages in the folder to find the contact protocols. “Looks like we have a transport plane that will take us to Algeria leaving in three hours. We’d better get going.”
Ryan nudged him, his eyebrows raised as his head tilted toward the woman.  “Not to be rude, Jake, but you seemed to have forgotten one introduction.” His tone was borderline mocking, especially when he’d said his name, but Jake decided to let it go. He’d just told the Admiral he’d try to figure out a way to put their personal issues behind them and he was going to keep his word.
The woman shook her head as she reached for the phone he’d left for her on the table. Sliding it into her pants pocket, she crossed the room toward the door.  “The only thing you need to know is no matter what your name or title is, I’ll be the lead on this team. And I expect to be included in every briefing from now on.” She turned to face him with a nod.  “Commander.” And then she walked away, closing the door behind her with a soft snick in her wake.
Jake stared at the door.  Well, that’s a wrinkle I didn’t expect.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Day Count Down Blitz: Day 11: Where Shadows Dwell by Julianne Kelsch

DAY 11

Julianne Kelsch is an author and freelance writer who picked up the pen after the birth of her second child. A mother of four, she believes words have a special kind of magic all their own. With a word you can open the heart or break the soul; you can breathe life into love or distinguish the final flame. For her, reading is a place to experience worlds unseen and lives never lived; writing is the place to create them. 


For Lily Frost, love is a double edged sword. She craves it, she needs it, but the asking price for love may be her life.
After her mother's apparent suicide, Lily receives a terrible warning: leave California or run the risk of death. Afraid for her life, she flees. Her only hope for safety lies with her father, a man who abandoned her when she was five. But while she searches for him, she discovers love and safety in the arms of James Prescott.
James is a man tormented by his mother's unsolved murder. More than anything he wants to see her killer lifeless, lying in a shallow grave. When Lily enters his life, he realizes that he hasn't been living. Lily shines for him, a light that finally pierces the darkness. For the first time in years, he feels hope. Their relationship blossoms and Lily discovers that she is worthy of love. However, she soon realizes that the safety she craves and the love she's found may be short lived.
The past James carries and the life Lily left behind collide, throwing the couple into the path of the murderer. Secrets long buried come to surface and threaten to destroy everything. Will they face their demons together or will they let the past tear them apart?

Ready for a snippet!?!
“I don’t know what this is Lily. I don't, but I want to find out. Will you give me that chance?”
He had moved even closer, a feat I hadn’t thought possible. His face was four inches from mine, his sweet breath fanning my lips. My poor heart felt like it was going to flutter right out of my chest, and lift me away with it.
“Yes,” I whispered. I had forgotten Ryan, forgotten all the pain and guilt associated with him, forgotten everything. James was the present, the here and now. And right now, James was the immediate future. “Yes. I’d like that.”
He smiled, his eyes lighting up. “Thank you,” he answered, “For giving me a chance.”
I nodded, still trying to calm my heart.
He moved his hand, laying it gently on the side of my face, caressing my cheek with his thumb. My efforts at calming my hapless organ were wasted; it erupted in a new set of flutters.
He leaned in, pressing his lips softly to my forehead in a gesture not of longing, not of passion, but of the most intimate, tender care. My fluttering heart quieted, the night sounds stopped, the world faded into the distance. My eyes filled with tears which spilled over onto my cheeks.
And for once, I wasn’t ashamed.

And here are some great Q & A's with the author!
 1. Readers would be surprised to know... Lily was a college student in my original draft, and James spoke fluent French.

2. I have always wanted to... drive a race car or chase tornadoes. Adventure calls to me.

3. I will never forget... The moment I began writing. My second child was a couple months old and I was feeling empty. I started writing to fill a void, and I've been grateful ever since. Writing rekindled a passion I had lost.

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