Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Cover Reveal of The Prophecies by Holly Martin

I don't often do cover reveals, but since I enjoyed Holly's previous books, I figured we'd have a go!
The Prophecies, Book 2 of The Sentinel Series by Holly Martin will be published on October 1st, a week today and here is the stunning cover.


And here's the blurb:

The world is a big place, will Eve really be the one to save it?
Eve grows stronger and more powerful every day as she strives to ensure she is ready to face her destiny. But some of her gifts are unwelcome.  Eve's visions of the future become darker and those she loves are in terrible danger. But when her actions result in tragedy, Eve is called before The Oraculum, the council that created her
When she is summoned to their castle she becomes aware of a rift between the council members that not only could endanger her life, but could put the whole planet at risk. Would The Oraculum really turn against her and risk everything?
But in the darkness, a light burns bright. Her love for Seth is stronger than any of her powers.
But as she battles against a new threat, can she really forsake those closest to her in order to save the world?  Will everyone Eve loves survive?
The Sentinel, Book 1 of the series is only 77p/99c so if you haven't read it yet you can download it here

Sounds good, covers look great. Something else to add to my shopping list!


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014

Introducing Marcia Carrington's Mark's Passionate Heart

Good morning everyone
Today I'm hosting Marcia Carrington and her new novel, Mark's Passionate Heart. She has also treated us to a little extract, so read on!

Handsome Mark Allan is new in town, seeking change in his life as incidents from his past have made life in his former town unbearable. His seemingly charming, and relaxed manner hides a passionate heart, which seeks to experience love, and happiness, at any cost. Mark enters the lives of two beautiful women, each exposing a different side to him, but their lives will be changed forever, and things for them will never again be the same...

MARK'S PASSIONATE HEART is the first instalment in a two part series of romance novelettes.

Mark Allan was walking along the esplanade, admiring the scenic sights, and those on the beach. It was a humid summer’s day, and he was wearing his shirt open, as he was really feeling the heat today. His attire was noticed by the many women walking by, both young and old. Some of the older women watched him in a guarded manner, while the younger ones gave him many a luscious glance. He laughed this off inside, but knew this was just people, and life itself. Mark continued on his way up the esplanade, and looked around at the array of food stands which were in existence, waiting for customers to spend their money on them.

There was a hot dog stand, with the attendant there quickly placing the sausage in the bread roll, and adding mustard, or ketchup. The silver metallic ice cream stand was by far the most popular, with people lined up, waiting to indulge their desires for rum and raisin, strawberry, orange, or the many other flavors on offer. There were several sets of tables and chairs where people sat and ate their ice creams, fanning their faces with the one hand, trying to escape the summer warmth. Mark observed these sights, and felt comfortable. He knew that moving here was the best thing he had done, and that life should be much better than it was until now.

Carissa Cain was in a desperate panic, running as fast as she could. She had the impression that a man was following her along the esplanade, and did not know what to do. Carissa looked around to see if there was a police officer in the vicinity, but could not see one. She believed that the man was closing in on her, even in such a public place, and knew she should not act rashly against her own interest. Carissa saw Mark standing on the esplanade, and to her at that time, he seemed to be a handsome, friendly man, who would be no threat to her.
That's all for now, folks.
You can buy Marcia's books and keep a track of her other fabulous novels via the following means:
I'll be back tomorrow with my Romancing September Across The World interviews. Hopefully you've discovered quite a few new authors via this fantastic blog tour run by Rosie and Stephanie.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Day 2 - Sonya Loveday

Day 2 of the Romancing September Across The World event with dual posts in the UK and US - today it's Sonya Loveday with The Summer I Fell

Enjoy! And don't forget to tune in to Stephanie's post with Sonya across the pond this afternoon

Monday, 1 September 2014

Romancing September starts today! Day 1 with Caroline Storer

It's September! And what's even more important is today kicks off Romancing September, a fabulous event organised by Rosie and Stephanie. For the first post with Caroline Storer - take a peek here! There will be two posts, one on either side of the pond each day throughout September. I can't say I will manage to share them every day, but I will let you see a fair few! Enjoy!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

I'm on The Chinwag Interview with Tara Ford!

Yep, possibly the best interview you'll ever read featuring me - but from an aesthetically pleasing point of view. Tara has gone to such trouble to marry my responses with fab videos, photos and captions. Seriously, worth watching over your tea break. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Excerpt from Charlotte's Restrained by Celia Kennedy

I know, I know, it has been a long time. I  have been neglecting you all - I admit it, but it hasn't been intentional, I promise.
Anyway, I have a few more things up my sleeve in the coming weeks/months for you, but for today let's welcome Celia Kennedy and her blog tour to Sooz's Journal.

Charlotte's Restrained, a comical fictional tale of what happens when the paths of a celebrity god and a mere mortal collide.

While vacationing, Charlotte has a chance encounter with a celebrity famous for his lead roles in romantic comedies. Unfortunately for Charlotte, lighthearted banter develops into tabloid fodder. With her career, friendships, and new found romance all impacted, Charlotte sets about dealing with the fallout of her fifteen minutes of fame.

 Here's a little excerpt for you:

Marian, Hillary, Kathleen, Tiziana and I had met at Oxford. We were all at varying points on the same path, graduate students at the Said Business School. I met Kathleen first. Her long, blonde hair glistened in the late summer sun as she taped up a poster for a pub crawl for American students studying abroad on a lamp post. It wasn’t her I noticed so much as all the guys ogling her wiggling backside as she smoothed down the tape. 

Three days later, at the pub, The Bear, we met Marian. She was there spying on a groom, at the behest of her good friend, the bride. I guess to make sure he didn’t get out of line. 

We were young, easily influenced, and really drunk. We had been in and out of four pubs in the two hours, if my memory served me well. While ordering a round of drinks, we heard people chanting, “Stripper, Stripper!” The next thing I knew, Kathleen’s elbow collided with my kidney as she pointed at Tiziana. 

Tiziana! Every woman’s archenemy nemesis. Think of Sophia Loren wearing a man’s white dress shirt with a long string of pearls and a pair of flashy stilettos. To be fair, Tiziana appeared shocked when she realized the stripper comments were directed at her. You’d think a girl who oozed that much sexuality and dressed that skimpily would get used to being the object of every male’s fantasies. But no. She looked more than a little nervous when a couple of guys drinking with the groom became a little too friendly and suggested Tiziana show the soon-to-be-married man a little mercy.

Marian reminded me of a bull when she was angry: snorting nose, steam out of the ears, crazy eyes. A smart person would back away, slowly. So when Marian dragged Tiziana outside before anything could happen, we were worried for her. None of us knew Tiziana, but still I didn’t think she’d done anything worthy of dismemberment. When Kathleen and I followed them outside to where they stood on the narrow sidewalk, Marian was swearing away in Gaelic at Tiziana, and Tiziana was shouting back in Italian. The two of us just stood back, amazed. 

Just when things had calmed down a bit, a very regal looking woman opened the pub door and took in the situation. “Oh! What luck, I found your… purse?” She handed a bedazzled black clutch to Tiziana. 

Why we burst into laughter, I wasn’t quite sure. I really didn’t even know if we were laughing together or at each other. After we controlled our laughing, Hillary, the regal one, who had let loose and smirked a bit, invited us to go back in for another drink. “The groom’s my brother! I’m here to make sure he doesn’t overdo it. Sorry his friends are such asses.”

We’ve been close friends ever since.
Well, that's all folks, for now.  To get a copy of the book, click here: (UK) - and it's only 77p at the minute!
To keep track of what Celia's up to, you can connect with her via the means below