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Freebies 31/7/16

Beat (The Beat and the Pulse #1)
by Amity Cross
Beat (The Beat and the Pulse, #1)
Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2aCYMbR
Amazon US Link – https://amzn.com/B00O3Q1R4U


Booty Call (Forbidden Bodyguards #2)
by Ainsley Booth
Booty Call (Forbidden Bodyguards #2)
Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2aUsLtc
Amazon US Link – https://amzn.com/B018KQNG92


Red Starr Box Set Volume 1 (Red Starr 0.5-3)
by Kennedy Layne
Red Starr Box Set Volume 1 (Red Starr, #0.5-3)
Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2arbgjq
Amazon US Link – https://amzn.com/B01HKBZDDU


Slow Burn (Lost Kings MC #1)
by Autumn Jones Lake
Slow Burn (Lost Kings MC #1)
Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2arbiYK
Amazon US Link – https://amzn.com/B00NG97R4E


 

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30 Upcoming releases in August 2016

The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club
The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club (Luna Bay, Book 2)
Expected publication: August 1st 2016 by Carina

“The perfect summer romance for a sunny afternoon and a picnic in the park
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard-earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for twenty-five years isn’t her biological father.

Now Emily needs answers and a month in Luna Bay should give her the time she needs to find her father, and land the difficult client at the Sunflower Cottage B&B which should put her back in the running for her coveted promotion.

Setting up the Sunflower Cottage breakfast club should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is! The only problem is that brooding and insanely gorgeous, Noah, is determined to make Emily’s stay perfectly uncomfortable.

Finding out the truth was never going to be simple, but she never thought her heart would get in the way…”

Amazon UK Link – http://amzn.to/2ajGWYM
Amazon US Link – https://amzn.com/0008189951

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Author Interview – Anne Malcom, author of The Sons of Templar MC Series.

It is fair to say I love the series by this author. And it gets better and better with every book. It is so much more than an MC series. So I am super excited to have had the author agree to answer of few question for my nosey old self.

The Sons of Templar Series:

Making the Cut (Sons of Templar MC #1)

My Review for Making the Cut

Firestorm (Sons of Templar MC #2)

My Review for Firestorm

Outside the Lines (Sons of Templar MC #2.5)

My Review for Outside the Lines

Out of the Ashes (Sons of Templar MC #3)

My Review for Out of the Ashes

Beyond the Horizon (Sons of Templar MC, #4)

My Review for Beyond the Horizon

Unquiet Mind Series:

Echoes of Silence (Unquiet Mind, #1)

My Review for Echoes of Silence

 

Author Interview 

 

Q1. Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m from a tiny town in the middle of New Zealand where I was lucky enough to have a magical childhood. Though there wasn’t much in the form of entertainment, so I turned into a bookworm after my Mum introduced me to the magic of reading. I’m currently living in Wellington, settling in after being a nomad around Europe for a couple of years. I love coffee, chocolate, wine and shoes. I don’t know what else to say here….I like long walks on the beach and candle lit dinners? This is my first author interview, so don’t judge my awkwardness!

Q2. What led to you deciding to publish? Did you have stories that you wanted to tell for years or was it maybe a case of deciding to give it a go and see how it went with regards to writing?

I started writing because I love reading. I’d devour multiple books in a week, sometimes in a day. One day, I was in a bit of a reading slump and decided to try and write something I would want to read. Gwen and Cade’s story just came to me and it’s gone on from there. I’ve always been a big daydreamer but I never thought of pursuing writing as a career, until now. I still pinch myself every now and then, just because it’s hard to believe I’m doing what I love as a job.

Q3. As an author who lives in New Zealand, do you feel you have a broader audience writing books based in America? Or is it just something that worked more for this particular series?

I think I do have a broader audience in America, which definitely has something to do with this particular series. I’m planning of basing some future books here in New Zealand, so I’m interested to see how my international readers will respond to those.

Q4. Do you have a favourite author? Have they influenced you in deciding to write and what you write?

I have multiple favourite authors. The beauty of being introduced to reading when I was young, was constantly discovering authors who inspire me as I’ve grown. Like many kids, JK Rowling was a total goddess in my eyes. She created magic and had me waiting at the letterbox on my eleventh birthday for my owl. I’m still waiting. Paullina Simons is also someone who I will always look up to, The Bronze Horseman is one of my all time favourite books. Stephen King is a total genius. I know he writes horror which is a little far away from my genre, but he is so incredibly intelligent and talented and every single one of his books hold a little magic. I can only wish to grow into an author who can create such vivid worlds as he does. Oh, and of course, the mother of all alpha males…Kristen Ashley.

Q5. What has been the best thing about deciding to publish?

I have to pick just one? I’m terrible at that! I think connecting with so many amazing readers and fellow authors. Every time one of my readers reaches out to me to tell me they enjoyed my books, I feel so happy. I love that I’m able to give people the enjoyment I feel when I’m reading a good book. It’s surreal, but awesome.

Q6. And the worst? (if there is one)

I honestly think the worst is just the pressure I put on myself. I have SO many stories to tell and I want to write them all as soon as possible. It’s hard to stick to one at a time. I’m still young(ish). There’s time.

Q7. How much of a story do you outline before you start, or is it more that the story evolves as you write it?

I don’t outline at all. Total pantser (fly by the seat of my pants). The story takes on a life of its own as soon as I sit down to write. Sometimes I get snippets of how I want it to end, but mostly I don’t have much control. It’s kind of exciting because I never know where a story will end up, but then I get frustrated at my characters for not doing what I want them to do.

Q8. Related to the above question, did you always plan a Lexi and Killian story?

Short answer, no. I didn’t even realise their romance was going to play such a big part in my books until I was halfway through Out of the Ashes. Then I was like, “I have to give these kids a story.” Turns out they get two. I hadn’t planned on writing a YA book, but I didn’t get much choice. The story came to me and wouldn’t shut up until I wrote it.

Q9. What are the plans for the current series’? We obviously get the conclusion to Lexi and Kilian, but who is up for a book in Sons of Templar? Do Lexi’s band members possibly get a book. And any plans for any new series in the future?

So many plans! Lucky is up next for the Sons of Templar, but I want to give them all a HEA. Gage and Jagger will be getting books at some point in the future too. Yes, the band members are each getting a book in the Unquiet Mind series.

I have a couple of series I’m planning to announce later this year. They’ll feature some characters everyone has been asking about 🙂 One Kiwi hottie in particular.

Q10. Do you have a favourite character out of any that you have wrote?

Oh I don’t know! That’s like asking to pick a favourite child! Killian has kind of stolen my heart lately, before that it was always Cade. My first couple will always be special to me. Bex is someone that I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for, she’s a very complex character and is hard to like at times, but I think that’s why I like her. I’m really deep in her character at the moment and she’s got a lot of substance to her.

Q11. What book or characters story was hardest to tell?

Lily’s. Definitely. As a character, she struggles with a lot of issues that are deeply personal to me. She’s far from perfect and frustrating at times, but she’s real. The characters who have the biggest struggles are always the hardest to portray. And also, Bull. He went through so much and even now, is still developing and healing in other character’s books.

Q12. What advice, if any would you give to someone thinking about writing and publishing their own stories?

I’m totally going to steal Stephen King’s advice. Read a lot and write a lot. Seriously, just go for it. Don’t think too much about what people will think or if it will sell. Just write. If you love the story and the characters, it will evolve from there. Also, don’t be afraid to reach out to other indie authors for advice. I found it so intimidating at the start but everyone in the indie community is so supportive and I wouldn’t have been able to stay sane without the love and support of the people I’ve met.

 

 

So that is it folks! Thank you again to Anne Malcom for agreeing to answer a few questions, and I cannot wait for the next book.

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Review – Sugar Daddies by Jade West

Sugar DaddiesSugar Daddies by Jade West

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★Book Basics★

Genre: – M/M/F. Romance
Series: – Stand Alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 4 stars

★Review★

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Review – Playing For Love by J.C. Grant

Playing For LovePlaying For Love by J.C. Grant

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

 

 

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – 2nd in the series, should not be read as a stand alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes, although maybe more of a HFN as there story will continue in a 3rd book, but they are together throughout the book
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 4 stars

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Review – Love Child by Kat Austen

Love ChildLove Child by Kat Austen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

★Book Basics★

Genre: – Contemporary Romance
Series: – Stand Alone
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 3 stars

★Review★

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