Title: Parallel Pasts
Author: Julia Blues
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours
Parallel Pasts is a journey of two individuals angered about things they can’t control. Being abandoned by her parents at a young age, Fatima is afraid to let love back in, even if that love is from herself. Cory Hines is stuck in his story of growing up in an abusive home causing him to run from anything that requires his commitment. Unable to move forward from the destruction their pasts have caused, Fatima and Cory put themselves in situations they’re quick to regret. When faced with the consequences, both find that running from one thing leads them into another, only this time, that thing is what they’ve feared most: each other.
I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, an aunt. I am a woman on a journey to discover all God has for me; whatever avenues and paths that may take me.
I am not one of those writers who fell in love with writing before I could hold a pen; because I didn’t. I am not one of those writers whose teachers encouraged to enter into writing contests; because that never happened. I am not one of those writers who adored English; because I hated it. I am simply a woman who was stuck in a boring job and had exhausted all possibilities of entertainment. It was like the Universe sensed my desperation, an unfamiliar voice called out to me, scaring the sanity out of me. But what she said drew me in and I began typing out the words I heard as if I was given permission to transcribe her diary. I realized the second my fingers touched that keyboard, the moment I heard the keys clicking in an effervescent harmony, that I had not found my calling in life, but that my true calling had found me.
I am a Storyteller. I’ve been a lot of other things in my thirty-something years. Spent half of my life growing up in the military. After watching my dad jump under the bed every time he heard a siren or alarm go off, I knew that was not the career for me. Shortly after graduating high school, working dead-end retail jobs, and spending a semester in college, I found myself raising my right hand swearing to protect my country from all enemies foreign and domestic. It didn’t take long for me to realize I wasn’t cut out for the Air Force. Once I laced up my combat boots for the last time, I ventured into temp work, spent a couple of years working behind bars at a county jail, and screened passengers and luggage for the government until a back injury changed the course of my life.
Ever since I began writing, it was a goal of mine to write full time. I had no idea how I would be able to do so. A nine-to-five was needed in order to keep a roof over my head. At least that’s what I thought. My plea had been heard, and I was tested to see if being a full-time writer was indeed what I wanted. God opened a door that I would not have been able to open on my own and I have not been able to look back since.
My path in life hasn’t been all good, but it hasn’t been all bad either because it has led me to where I am right now. A few short stories of mine have been featured in a magazine and in two anthologies. And now my first novel will be in print. Everything in life I’ve experienced has all played a part in who I am today. Nothing compares to the joy I feel when creating memorable characters. Nothing compares to taking my imagination to places the imagination dares to go. That is what bringing life to a blank canvas does for me. It liberates my soul.
Currently, I reside in Columbia, SC. I’ve lived on three continents and have a hard time planting my feet in one city for more than four years. I am working on that, though, I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon. Pray for me. *smile*
I am Julia Blues – A storyteller on a mission.
Been this way since the revelation that stood before me weeks ago.
With her eyes she told me, “I’m pregnant. I need you. We need you.”
Words I never wanted to hear. I’ve never wanted to be a father. Never wanted to reproduce or see someone carry a part of me, my seed. That’s the main reason why I’ve shied away from relationships. Because the possibility of becoming a father would exist.
Feels like ten years have passed me by without any consideration of time, any consideration of me. Time doesn’t consider circumstance. It has an obligation to keep ticking. Whether I want it to or not.
Goodreads Author: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6572591.Julia_Blues
Title: Winter Fire
Author: Lizzy Ford
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2013
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours
With a Dark witching seeking revenge against him, Beck, the eighteen-year-old Master of Light, must find a way to protect those he loves, the witchlings - and his heart. His duty is further complicated by Morgan, a beautiful Fire witching with a secret that threatens to destroy the progress he’s made protecting the Light.
This is the third book in the bestselling Witchling Series. “Dark Summer,” the first book in the series, is currently rated as the #1 Top Rated Teen Romance on Amazon.
Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.
In late March 2012, “Damian’s Oracle” (Book I, War of Gods) was featured in USA Today, an indication that Lizzy’s career is just starting to take off!
In November 2012, Lizzy signed with, a literary management and production firm representing writers and their books to TV/movie studios in Hollywood.
Lizzy’s social media links:
Series by Lizzy Ford
Autumn Storm (Book 2)
Katie’s Hellion (Book 1)
Katies Hope (Book 2)
Rhyn’s Redemption (Book 3)
Gabriel’s Hope (Book 1)
War of Gods
Damian’s Oracle (War of Gods 1)
Damian’s Assassin (War of Gods 2)
Damian’s Immortal (War of Gods 3)
The Grey God (War of Gods 4)
Elle’s Journey (Book 1)
Zoey Rogue (Book 1)
Single Titles by Lizzy Ford
A Demon’s Desire
The Warlord’s Secret
Title: Midnight Cravings (Eternal Dead, #1)
Author: Joelle Sterling
Genre: Horror/ Coming of Age
Tour Dates: April 29 – May 19
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours
The first book in a new trilogy is a supernatural fest with teenage witches, vampires, and zombies in an urban setting.
With her acne under control, the braces off, and a new haircut, Holland Manning has discarded the nerdy girl image for a bold and edgy look. This is the year that she’s finally going to snag her long-time crush, football star Jarrett Sloan. But being realistic, how can a bookworm like Holland compete for Jarrett’s attention when Chaela Vasquez, his uber-gorgeous ex-girlfriend, is going full throttle to get him back?
Holland’s mom claims to be a witch, but her spells go awry and sometimes even backfire. Holland warily asks her mother to cast a love spell on Jarrett, and not surprisingly, the spell doesn’t work. But something strange is happening at home. Night after night, Holland awakens to flitting shadows outside of her bedroom window and eerie whispers, causing her to suspect that her mother may have mistakenly opened a pathway that unleashed something unspeakably sinister.
Discovering her own powers of sorcery that have been lying dormant, Holland sets off on a dangerous mission to vanquish the nest of teenage vampires that are picking off the students at her school, one by one.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/midnight-cravings-joelle-sterling/1109156417?ean=9781593094195
Title: The Dark Hunger (Eternal Dead, #2)
In this second installment of the Eternal Dead Series, normal reality is turned upside down as Holland and Jonas attempt to restore their taboo love amidst a dire clash among witches, zombies, and vampires. Since the demise of their leader, vampires have threatened to take over the peaceful town of Frombleton, brazenly roaming the streets while mingling with society and feeding on humans. And if that’s not bad enough, a zombie outbreak that was isolated to a separate rural area is slowly creeping toward the city, leaving a trail of ravaged corpses in its wake.
Hundreds of miles away at Stoneham Academy, Holland Manning is learning the ancient art of witchcraft and practicing her emerging occult powers. After discarding her nerdy girl image, Holland is finally well liked and admired for the first time in her life, but she’s finding it difficult to enjoy her newfound popularity when she’s aching for her true love, Jonas. A soul-stealing hex has forced Jonas to return to his homeland in search of a cure, and Holland is eagerly waiting to find out if his humanity has been restored.
Chilling and suspenseful, The Dark Hunger recounts the horrors of humans living among the undead—and the uncertainty of forbidden love amidst sinister forces.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1001-ideas-that-changed-the-way-we-think-robert-arp/1114818742?ean=9781476705743
Bestselling author Joelle Sterling concludes her vampire trilogy as a young woman must decide between love and saving her world. In the town of Frombleton, government and law enforcement are run by vampires, and humans can’t get justice—particularly after the sun goes down.
Holland Manning has been studying witchcraft at the elite Stoneham Academy. Having reached the rare pinnacle of Witch of the First Order, Holland is the only human who has the power to thwart the vampires’ heinous designs. She alone can save the town’s residents.
While devising a plan to overthrow the vampire regime, Holland is appalled to discover that another threat to humans has found its way to Frombleton: a growing band of ravenous zombies are prowling the streets, devouring the vampire’s food source and challenging their seat of power. And to Holland’s horror, at the helm of the marauding flesh eaters is the recently returned love of her life, Jonas!
No matter who wins, the human race is doomed unless Holland can make the arduous decision to choose victory over love.
Title: At the Edge of Darkness
Author: Melissa Andrea
Tour Dates: April 26 - May 10
Melissa started reading in high school when she found her mom’s romance book collection and has been hooked on books every since. She became a complete book-a-holic, starting her own collection and improving her reading skills. Most of the time she could finish a book walking around the store, while her mom shopped. She wrote her first short story in high school for a competition in her writing class. It was a child’s book called ‘Arnold’ - it was about an ant who believed he could do anything. Oh by the way, she won! She has written many stories since then, but this will be her first YA paranormal/fantasy and the first book she will have published. She lived in Mesa, Arizona with her husband of six years, and her 3 beautiful daughters. They are her biggest fans and they inspire her everyday. She enjoys spending time with her family, weekend dates with her mom & taking vacations. Hawaii anyone?
Title: Found in Prague
Author: Dana Newman
Genre: YA Romance/Travel
Page Length: 268
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours
After receiving an odd email during her first semester of college, Katica Coleman traverses fearlessly across the Atlantic Ocean to Prague in the heart of Europe looking for answers to her family’s past but ends up finding so much more. Katica quickly learns that it’s easy to fall in love while meandering through the winding cobblestone streets, snow-covered castles and aromatic crepe cafés of the magical country that is her family’s homeland. But is the charming Czech boy with the intoxicating accent and cool, charismatic gait someone she should let herself get lost in? He always seems to come to her assistance at just the right moment, but can he really be trusted? Katica cannot help but wonder whether she should listen to her wary gut or give in to the giddy waves of excitement coursing through her body….
Dana Newman, like Katica Coleman, the main character in Found in Prague,
is a second generation Czech-American. Her childhood was filled with dinner table stories about dynamic adventures of life in another land during another time. After graduating from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida in 2008, she set off on her own adventure with Prague as the destination. To write this book, she has woven the vivid stories from her childhood into her own travel experiences and then sprinkled a little fairy dust on top.
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” — Buddha
Fifteen-year-old Corinne LaRoche’s life changes one evening when she returns home and witnesses racist French policemen harassing her father. Her frustrated father decides the family is leaving France and moving back to Canada. As Corinne, her sister, and her father step onto the beautiful Titanic, they could not have imagined their impending fate as well as the life-altering family secrets revealed during the four days before the sinking. From this day forward, their lives will never be the same.
He reached into his trouser pocket
and pulled out a tiny leaf. He pinched the stem and held it up to my
face, only inches from my nose. “This is for you, ma belle femme.”
“What is it?” I gently took it from his hand.
“It’s a leaf from the tree we sat under,” he said. “Remember?
The first time we met?”
My heart sank. He actually remembered. I reached for the precious
memento and held it close to my heart. It was so beautiful,
not so much the crumpled-up dried leaf, but rather the symbol
of our togetherness. I looked up to thank him, but he was already
headed toward the barnyard doors.
“Where are you going?” I asked, pulling away loose strands of
hay from my hair. “Please don’t leave.”
There was a very quick but uneasy hesitation before he responded,
“I have to go to the market for ma mère before it gets too dark.
I’ll see you at the schoolhouse tomorrow, yes?”
“But—” Before I could protest, he passed through the barn
doors and headed down the dirt drive.
I looked down at the leaf in my hand. I pulled myself up from
the haystack and followed. I peeked out of the double wooden
barnyard doors and when he was far enough down the road, I
followed, making certain to remain at least ten paces behind as
he strolled along the dusty path and toward the market. The
strong winds carried his soft whistle and his strides picked up
pace. Dark clouds partially concealed the half moon as thunder
roared off in the distance.
A Bond Broken Description (Prequel e-novella to Unsinkable)
Corinne’s big sister, Astrid, has always looked out for her, even if Astrid believes Corinne has favor with their parents. But Astrid has a secret. She confides to her younger sister her plans to leave the tiny town of Cherbourg, France to become the first colored fashion designer in New York City. She’ll finally be on her own and rid of the family’s strict rules.
When their father loses his job, Astrid is commanded to leave school in order to assist the family financially. Trying to help, Corinne reveals Astrid’s secret but only makes the situation worse. Astrid feels betrayed by her younger sister and promises revenge. She seizes the perfect opportunity with Corinne’s blossoming friendship with a boy from class.
The sisters become mortal enemies and vow to hate one another until the day they die. That day may come sooner than they think. On April 10th, 1912, the family boards the beautiful Titanic on a voyage that will change their lives forever.
A Bond Broken is the prequel novella to the novel Unsinkable, which tells the fictitious story of the only black family on the doomed ship, the Titanic.
Nicole Bradshaw was born and raised in Malvern, PA. She spent some time in Silver Springs, MD and currently resides in the Bahamas. Her first taste of writing was when she and her older sister created plays from Archie comics. She uses the pen name Nicole Bradshaw to differentiate her adult novels from her children’s novels, and is currently writing children’s stories for an IPad app. Unsinkable came to her after she viewed the movie Titanic and wondered of there were any minorities on the ship. After doing the research, she discovered the LaRoche family, upon whom the story is based.
For more information check out www.writernicole.com and
Both novels are available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Title: Written in the Stars
Author: Jennifer Martinez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2013
You’ve got to kiss a few frogs before you find your Prince.
Just Give Me a Reason - Pink
Believers of fate, destiny, whatever, say that there are many paths to your one final destination. No matter what choices you make you will always end up right where you are supposed to be. Well I guess I took the road less traveled because God knows I’m broken, bruised, and damaged.
This is my story. It’s about all the wrong turns that led to the right destination. We were written in the stars from the very beginning and neither of us knew it. Love is something you can’t fight and can’t hide from no matter how bad you want to. This is my cosmic turn of love.
One day while slaving away at her monotonous day job, Jennifer Martinez found her true calling. Like a firefly in the night, the pages called to her. Once she caught the bug there was no stopping it. Her fingers flew furiously across the keyboard winding tales of love, mystery and anger. She snapped out of her reverie to find herself still behind the desk but at least she knew who she was… Author Jennifer Martinez.
I like to think of myself as a beautiful conundrum. When I am not writing, I can be found surrounded by my amazing family and 4 dogs or volunteering at a local animal rescue. I love who I am and don’t mind at all when I get strange looks from people. I am a tattoo covered, child and animal lover who looks forward to destroying peoples preconceived notions of what “someone like me” would be interested in. You only live life once… you may as well make it interesting.
I love to get lost in a good book and hope that everyone will get lost in mine.
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I moved my curly brown hair over my shoulder as he began slowly unzipping my dress, savoring every inch of the skin he had never seen. As my dress fell to my feet I was completely open for him to see. I turned back around and we began kissing again as I fumbled with the buttons on his white dress shirt. Once I had the final button undone I traced my fingers up his washboard abs over his chest and onto his shoulders where I finally lifted the shirt of his solid frame. When his shirt finally shared a space next to my dress, he lifted me up and onto the bed. With both of us now on the bed, things continued to get hotter. His kisses no longer stopped at my collarbone and every time my breath would catch he would wait a second then continue. I took the time he was leaning over my exposed body to take him in in all his splendor. I traced every inch of his skin with my fingertips making sure I memorized every muscle and every dip. I finally snuck my finger inside the waistband of his jeans and we took the next step.
Now honestly I can’t tell you exactly what happened. I know that once I undid the button on his pants he stood up and let his jeans fall to the ground as he grabbed a condom from his bedside table and put it on. I can also tell you that he looked absolutely perfect with his red swollen lips, flushed face and perfect chest rising and falling with the excitement that hung in the air like a fog. When he climbed back on the bed he slowly removed my panties and then we were dancing. It was like the perfect waltz, slow and a little awkward at first while I learned the moves but once I was confident in my dance we were like Cinderella and Prince Charming at the ball. Dancing on clouds, perfectly content and in love. I didn’t say it that night and looking back, if I had things may have gone very differently. Fate’s kind of a bitch like that.
Title: Blue Dust: Forbidden
Author: Katy Krump
Page Length: 269 pages
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours
All teenage girls keep secrets and Kerry Johnston is no exception. More than anyone else she knows how to lie, for ‘Kerry’ is an alias and her life is a nightmare of secrecy, violence and fear. In reality this overweight, limping teenage girl is Qea, a Forbidden child from the Qarntaz Octad, sent to Earth to hide from the warlord she has betrayed. Born third into her family in an overpopulated world where surplus offspring are Forbidden and killed or delivered as fodder for the malevolent Inquisitors, Qea has spent her life in hiding.
Qea (Pronounced Kee-ah) is a girl with an unusual history. She comes from a distant galaxy where warlords rule the law and corruption is rife, so she must become hard to survive, but here on Earth a young man will change her heart and risk her life, changing it forever.
The following Friday Donna sat on a hard wooden pew in a small stuffy church, surrounded by stained glass saints, listening to Adam play, enveloped in the music, and almost forgot that four months in the same spot was too dangerous and that she needed to move on, just in case. Adam’s eyes were closed and every muscle of his body appeared attuned, responding instinctively to the notes he played. His left hand had a life all its own as it moved effortlessly from string to string and the bow in his right waltzed gracefully over the strings. The boy was a stranger now, releasing a unique side Donna had never witnessed before bursting to life through the melody.
Katy was an English and music teacher before almost losing her sense of humour (and mind) and deciding she needed to devote herself to the thing she loved most - writing. She published a number of children’s musicals and then became a full-time television scriptwriter for children, entered a nationwide scriptwriting competition and was selected to be on the writing team of a popular South African soap. She also worked as an advertising copywriter, wrote radio ads and jingles, educational textbooks and readers…anything writing-related to keep the wolf from the door. Basically, she’s constantly writing, books and TV scripts and if not that then plotting, planning and scheming how to take over the world!
Like her creation Qea, the feisty heroine in Blue Dust: Forbidden, Katy understands something about being an alien after she embarked on a new journey, crossing the galaxy to settle on a new planet (England) many moons ago. Some like to call this process ‘immigration’. Katy is now a proud possessor of a maroon Intergalactic Wayfarer Permit and has come to love the aliens she mixes with daily.
Official Web Page: http://www.katykrump.co.uk/
Her Publisher: http://www.ghostlypublishing.co.uk/
Having two uncles is so much fun and two uncles are definitely better thanone! Together, they’ll teach you all about studying, baking and football. MyTwo Uncles will take you on a journey of twice the compassion, twice the understanding and twice the love.
Perfect for any family that has two uncles, two daddies, two aunties or two mommies.
Title: Losing Me, Finding You
Author: C.M. Stunich
Genre: Contemporary Romance Erotica/New Adult/Biker
Release Date: April 20, 2013
“Austin Sparks crushes me against the pool table with his hips, the roughness of his jeans rubbing against the smoothness of my thighs as he pushes up my skirt with his warm hands. ‘Get ready for this, beautiful.’”
Twenty-one year old Amy Cross’s idea of a hot Saturday night is curling up with her favorite book boyfriend and secretly sneaking a bottle of her mother’s wine. That is, until she meets Austin Sparks, the biker boy with a past that burns like fire and a gaze she can’t look away from. Without knowing what she’s doing or why she’s doing it, Amy ends up on the road with Austin traveling from one city to another while learning things she’s only ever read about in romance novels.
At first it seems like Austin is Amy’s fantasy come true, but as their journey progresses, she starts to sense that Austin is running away from something. Amy knows that she’ll do whatever it takes to help him find himself. What she doesn’t expect is that she’ll lose herself in the process and how good it will feel to be free.
C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin’s (yes, that’s her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.
Always a fan of the indie scene and ‘sticking it to the man,’ Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend’s offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich’s books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.
C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.
Official Webpage: http://cmstunich.com
Facebook Friend Page: https://www.facebook.com/cmstunich
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/cmstunichauthor
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**Ages 18+ due to mature content and strong language.**
Dio Rodriguez grew up on the streets and knew all too well the hard, cool feeling of the barrel of a gun tucked down the back of his jeans. But his hard exterior softened when he met Jennifer. Jennifer understands Dio like no one else and makes him want to be a better man. Suddenly a drive-by shooting lands Dio in a prison boot camp and sends Jennifer to the hospital. When Dio learns that Jennifer is pregnant, he realizes that he must find a way to turn his life around and return to his lady. But can trainee Rodriguez get his act together among the hardcases in prison? And will Jennifer be waiting for him if and when he does?
Jeff Rivera is an author and inspirational media personality. He has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets asForbes.com, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR.
His humble beginnings of living in American poverty on welfare and food stamps as the child of a single mother, to his days living in his car and final rise to becoming a published author, journalist and media personality have inspired many.
Official Website: http://jeffrivera.com
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-rivera/
Forever My Lady on Amazon: http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFFFFF&fc1=000000&lc1=0000FF&t=boobroandbar-20&o=1&p=8&l=as4&m=amazon&f=ifr&ref=ss_til&asins=B009D6PPCA
Forever My Lady on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2047833.Forever_My_Lady