Cover Reveal- The List by Kate L. Mary

Hi everyone!! Here is the cover for The List, by Kate L. Mary! This is the first book in the College of Charleston series. :-)

 

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Title: The List
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: College of Charleston series, Book #1
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: May 25, 2015

 

Synopsis:

The List.
Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . . 

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss 

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated?  Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

 But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

 

Links:

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Excerpt:

I closed my eyes when my head started to spin. “Have a first date, a first kiss, smoke a cigarette, get a fake ID, go skinny dipping. Have sex.”
When I opened my eyes, Ryan was staring at me. My heart pounded. He was so close I could feel the heat radiating off his body. It made the blood sizzle in my veins.
“All that before you turn twenty?” he whispered. I nodded and his eyes went over my face, lingering on my lips. “How long do you have?”
My heart pounded in my ears, drowning out the ocean and the wind. Even the music from the party. “A year. I turn nineteen September fifth.”
“Seems doable,” he said, scooting closer. “How many things have you marked off?”
“Four before tonight.” My heart pounded even faster, and I inhaled sharply. His eyes were still on my lips and it made my brain even fuzzier than the alcohol. “Now I can cross off getting drunk, and Cami says we’re going to stay out all night.”
He pulled back a fraction of an inch. “How drunk are you?”
I shook my head and blinked a few times when my temples pounded. “I don’t have anything to compare it to.”
He frowned, then his eyes went to my lips. “We can cross something else off, if you want.”

 

About the Author:

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

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Cover Reveal- Being Jolene by Caitlin Kerry‏

Hi everyone!! I have the cover for Caitlin Kerry’s new book, Being Jolene! This is the second book in the Tell Me series.

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Here is also the revamped cover for the first book in the series, Finding June (available now!):

 

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Being Jolene will be available  February 15, 2015.  Make sure to add it to your “TBR” list on Goodreads along with Finding June (if you haven’t already!) :-)

 

Book Blitz- Love Always

Hi everyone!! Since today was the actual book release date for Love Always, there were a lot of activities that were planned for the release, including a book blitz, where several blogs will post the book information, excerpts, teasers, and more to help launch the book. I also launched a giveaway through Rafflecopter for a $25 Amazon gift card as well as the entire eBook collection of the series.
Since it’s  midnight in my neck of the woods, I will be posting my own blitz first!

So if you have not 1-clicked Love Always, hopefully this will change your mind to :-)

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Love Always by Sheena Binkley
(Love, Life, & Happiness, #5)
Publication date: November 12th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:

Riana:


From the first moment I’d laid eyes on Shawn Walker, I never thought he would be the love of my life. In the three years we have been together, we have been through so much, and I couldn’t imagine anyone else I would have wanted by my side. Now, we’re about to experience another event that has us both in shock. Will we be able to get through this one together, or will it end up destroying our relationship?

Shawn:

I never thought I would experience love again until Riana Robertson entered my life. The two of us have been through hell and back, but we’re still standing. Now that I’ve graduated Shaw and heading into the real world, I have a lot of responsibility, not just for myself, but for my growing family. With all of the issues surrounding Riana and me, will we slowly lose sight of the love we have for each other, or will it strengthen us as a couple?

Purchase:

Our Love Is One 

As the evening sun sets upon us

I see a vision to behold

Your beautiful eyes can make me melt with one glance

Your smile alone can make my bad days disappear

 

The love I have for you is evident

As I look upon your face

With one look

One touch

And our passion ignites

 

Drawing me near to you

Losing myself within you

As I caress your beautiful face

 

All the fears you had are now gone

All the worries you had have been erased

All the tears you shed are slowly fading

Because of my love for you

 

One look into each other’s eyes

One touch on each other’s skin

One kiss upon each other’s lips

And we are forever connected

 

Our heart has become one

Our love has become one

And will always be one

Now and forever.

 

In the three years Shawn and I had been together, we had our share of ups and downs. But through the good and the bad, we’ve stuck by each other, and our experiences helped us grow; not just as a couple, but as individuals.

I knew the two of us could get through anything together. Especially with the love we had for each other. Now and always.

- Riana 

AUTHOR BIO
Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

Author links:

Interview

 

Where did the idea of Love Always come about?

Love Always is the fifth book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series and it’s the second book for one of the couples, Riana & Shawn. The story takes place three years after they met and it shows how much their relationship has evolved. They been through so much in their relationship and now, they have an even bigger test they have to endure. It will show whether their relationship will become stronger or will it destroy them.

 

With the series, each book was devoted to a couple and their journey to happiness. Why were two books written about Riana and Shawn?

Although I love each of the couples in the series, there were so much more to tell regarding Riana and Shawn. Their relationship is very special and unique that I had to do another story on them. Also, readers of the series love these two and wanted to have an update; so another story was born.

 

Since this is a part of a series, do you need to read the first four books?

Not necessarily. This story does provide enough background for first-time readers to understand the storyline and the couples; but it would be more beneficial if readers read the first four to see the journey each couple (especially Riana and Shawn) went through to understand where they are now in their relationships.

 

What was your favorite part in writing Love Always?

I have various scenes that are my favorite with Love Always. In fact, I love the entire story, because it shows how powerful love can be. Also, this book is important to me because it’s has some real-life elements to Riana and Shawn with myself and my husband. Some of the lessons this couple has been through was similar to some of the situations my husband and I faced at their age, so it brought back various memories during my college days a few years ago.

 

Will there be any other stories coming soon from the series?

Yes, Actually, Love Always was supposed to been the final book in the series, but I couldn’t let these characters go; so I decided to write one more story, titled Redemption. This will be a novella and will be from one of the most hated (but misunderstood) characters from the series, Nathan. Several questions will be answered in this story, so hopefully everyone would understand his point of view on some of the situations that has occurred between him and with several characters.

What are your future plans?

Along with Redemption, I am working on a new series titled Resisting Temptation.  I am also working on a spin-off from the Love, Life, & Happiness titled Simply Love. Both series will be available next year.

GIVEAWAY (Ends November 24th) 
Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Entire eBook collection of the Love, Life, & Happiness series
  • Autographed copy of Love Unbroken

Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/2d93349b6/

It’s Official!!!

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Well everyone, it’s official. After months of determining on where I wanted my writing career to go, I’ve made the decision to go the traditional route with my book career. Today, it was announced that I am officially a part of the Write House family under “Tiece Presents!”

First, I have to say that it’s a honor to be apart of this publication, especially since Tiece is one of my favorite authors (I love the Drunk in Love series with her and Cole Hart), so this is truly a blessing to be under her wing.

I can’t give all the details yet, but I can say that the first book under Write House will be Resisting Temptation. But not to worry, Redemption will still be released next month; in fact, that will be the final book as an indie author. The Love Chronicles and Simply Love will still be released, but they will be delayed somewhat. More likely, Simply Love will be released after Resisting Temptation, but that might change.

This has been an amazing journey as an indie author and I have you all to thank. Thank you all for giving an unknown author a chance to grace your Kindles and Nooks with my stories. I really hope as I begin a new chapter in my writing career that you all continue with me as I plan to deliver even more stories to you all.

Again, thank you! :-)

Baker 6 Chapters 33-34

Hi everyone!! I hope you all are enjoying Love Always. As always, thank you for downloading. I truly appreciate it!

Now, here’s the next two chapters of Baker 6, as story will be coming to a close soon. Enjoy!

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Gerald

Since the news regarding my birth mother coming to light, I have not been able to do anything productive in the last few hours. In fact, the only thing I have done was sit in the dark and drink. My phone been ringing nonstop, but instead of answering, I just let it ring.

I knew everyone was probably worried about me, especially Tamara. Although I miss her so much, I couldn’t be around anyone right now. I didn’t want to feel like a burden to anyone, nor having to express my feelings regarding the recent revelation. As I was about to go into the kitchen for another beer, the doorbell rang. I debated on whether I should open it, but someone began to speak, which made me change my mind.

“Son, please open the door.”

I sighed as I went up to the door. I looked at the peephole and noticed my mother was standing outside. I couldn’t imagine what she could possibly say to me after lying to me all of these years. In fact, I think I should talk to her, just to find out what possess her to pulling the ultimate scheme.

I swung open the door to reveal the woman who raised me. She gave a sigh of relief as she stared at me. As she tried to give me a hug, I pulled back from her. I went over to the couch and sat down without even uttering a hello or come in.

“I guess I deserve that, but no matter the situation, I’m still your mother. I may not have birthed you, but I raised you, so please give me some sort of respect.”

“Are you serious right now? You lied to me for 31 years! How can I respect someone who lied to me repeatedly about my birth mother?”

“Don’t you take that tone with me! I admit it; I made a mistake, but it was for good intentions. I tried to do the right thing by taking care of you. Your mother was a married woman who should have been repairing her marriage instead of making a baby with another man! I did not want you being raised in a household that would have looked at you as a mistake and not a blessing.”

“That was not your place to judge! Mom, I’m grateful for the live you’ve given me, but you deprived me of being near my biological mom. I missed my entire life getting to know my real mother and my sister!”

“But you did know your sister. You and Camille turned out to be great friends.”

“Yeah, friends; not brother and sister. There’s a difference between the two.”

“Gerald, when your father told me that Claire was pregnant, I felt my whole world was crashing down. Your father and I were already on shaky ground because of the problems we had, and when he told me about his affair, I didn’t know what else to do. I didn’t know whether to just end things with him, or just fix the problems we had and moved on. When Claire announced that she couldn’t have a child by another man, I took the initiative to raise you as my own. I couldn’t have children due to anovulation, so I thought this was a great way to have the child that I know I couldn’t have on my own.”

“So, you’re saying that Claire didn’t want me?”

“I know it hurt her when she gave you up, but I know she wanted what was best for you. That’s why when Camille was born; we knew it was best for you to get to know her. Even though we couldn’t reveal you two were related, we did want you two to establish at least a friendship.”

“I still cannot get pass the fact that you all lie to us; especially me! I thought you were the one person who would tell me the truth¸ especially with all the crap Dad put both of us through.”

As I was talking, the tears I tried so hard to fight were beginning to flow uncontrollably. My mom watched as I went over to the sofa and sat down. She went over to me and put her arms around me. At that point, I didn’t care if my mom lied to me about my paternity; I just needed her there with me.

After a few minutes of crying into my mother’s shoulder, I pulled apart from her and gave her a stern look.

“I don’t know what to do now. I don’t even know where to start.”

“Son, just listen to your heart. Now that you know what happened, it’s up to you to decide what steps to take now.”

I wipe my tear-stained face with the bottom of my shirt as I got up and went over to the window.

I don’t know whether to start a relationship with my real mother, or just let things go. It has been 31 years, so why start now?

“I think I know what I need to do.”

34.
Melanie

Today at the boutique was hectic as usual. With the money I’m generating from sales, I could possibly hire more staff so I could focus on other matters at hand. As I was finish with my last customer, I let my staff know I was going to my office. Once I arrived inside, I closed my door and went straight to my desk. I went online and went through my email and notice an email alert from The Baker Express. It had several stories, including the one regarding Camille having sex at the Halloween Bash last night. I already knew the unidentified male was which only made the story even funnier. I would not want to be in their predicament, especially since Camille is now the laughingstock of Baker.

Too bad I missed it. I thought as I continued checking my email.

After the incident the other night with Tamara, Derrick and I decided to skip the Halloween Bash and have a quiet night at his place. It was well worth it, considering that was the first time in months that we focused solely on us and not on work or family issues.

My cell phone rang, causing me to slightly jump from the noise. I looked at the name of the person calling and quickly picked up.

“Hey Clint; how are you?”

“I’m great Melanie; how about yourself?”

“I’m doing great. You found anything on the person I told you about?”

“I found quite a bit on Mr. Anderson, but you may want to sit down.”

“I am sitting down. It’s that bad?”

“I wouldn’t say it is, but it sure a lot to digest.”

“Lay it on me.”

“He is definitely cheating on his wife. I saw him a couple of days ago with a female outside of Hill’s Restaurant. They seemed pretty cozy and were making out in the parking lot.”

“I knew it, bastard! Anything else I need to know?”

“There is one other thing. I did go into his phone records.”

“Clint, I told you not to do that. If anyone finds out about this, the evidence will be thrown out for invasion of privacy!”

“I know, but something about the dude didn’t sit right with me. From the time I’ve been investigating him, he seemed too confident about not getting caught. Anyway, I know this will be strictly off the record, but he been making several calls to someone in Houston as well as in Austin. I traced the numbers, and turns out one of them belong to Demetrius Meyers.”

“The basketball player for the Jaguars; that shouldn’t be too bad, I guess. Chad is a trainer for the team.”

“That’s understandable, but why is he calling him at the wee hours of the morning? I don’t think the two need to discuss trainer business at two in the morning.”

I leaned back in my chair and sighed.

Interesting…

“I also traced another number that was popping up a lot on his bill. Turns out the number belong to Melissa Peterson.”

“Are you serious? Why would he be talking to her?” I said to myself.

“What was that?” Clint asked.

“Sorry, I was just thinking out loud. Melissa is my friend’s ex-fiancé. I don’t know why Chad would be talking to her, unless to plot some sort of revenge against his wife.”

“You told me your friend is now seeing your other friend, which is in fact Peterson’s ex-fiancé?”

“Correct.”

“It’s obvious what’s going on there.”

“I know. Thanks Clint for everything.”

“No problem Melanie. There is one other thing I need to tell you, but it has nothing to do with this case.”

“What is it?”

“It’s about your other friend, Rachel.”

I sat up in my chair with a curious look on my face.

“Okay, tell me.”

“I know I shouldn’t be saying this to you, but the department decided to end the investigation. There’s not enough evidence to prove it was intentional.”

“I was afraid of that.”

“There was something that kind of struck me through. With Rachel’s car, there were several dents on the back bumper. Although we noticed them before, no one even tried to figure out if someone pushed the car into the river. Also, there were several tire marks on Kelly Court. Those marks couldn’t have come from Rachel’s car.”

“Why do you say that?”

“The marks were larger, possibly a truck or SUV.”

“So there were two cars on the road. Why wouldn’t the department want to investigate on whether another car was on the road?”

“I don’t know. It seems as if the department is trying to cover it up. If it was just me investigating, I would go further into it. I really think someone tried to kill her that night.”

“What are you saying? Someone should do a private investigation?”

“If you want justice for your friend, you should.”

After a few more minutes of conversation, I ended my call with Clint. Once I pushed the end button on my iPhone, I had to think back to what Clint just said. Since Clint is a detective for the Baker Police Department, he knows the ins and outs there. If the department is involved in some dirty tactics, then Clint would be the person to reveal them.

Someone began to knock on my door, which broke me from my thoughts.

“Come in.”

The door opened and Derrick walked in. I smiled at the welcome sight.

“Hey.” I said as I went up to him and gave him a quick kiss.

“Hey. How’s everything going?”

“Good, for the most part. I just talked to Clint.”

“How’s he doing?”

“Good. He gave me some good information regarding Chad, even though we can’t really use it.”

“He found evidence the dirty way, huh?”

“Yeah; if we can find some legitimate evidence against that jerk, then Camille can use it in court. But there was something else he mentioned, but it was about Rachel.”

“What was it?” Derrick asked as he said in the chair in front of my desk.

“He mentioned that the department decided to drop the investigation.”

“What! Why would they do that?”

“Not enough evidence, but Clint knows that there’s something going on inside the department. There was plenty of evidence to continue with the case.”

“You don’t think the department is covering up for someone, do you?”

“Either that or they don’t want to go through the effort of looking for another vehicle. Either way, the department is doing dirty tactics to push this case under the rug.”

“I have a feeling you’re up to something Ms. Bradshaw.”

“Why would you think that?”

“That look you have. Have to admit, it’s a complete turn-on.”

“Before you get all horny and bothered, let me tell you my plan.”

“I’m all ears.”

“Clint mentioned that maybe someone should do a little investigating on their own.”

“Don’t tell me you’re thinking about doing this. Melanie, you know how much trouble you could get into.”

“Please Derrick, I’m an FBI agent! I think I’m capable of digging up a little dirt on my own.”

“I know you’re capable of doing it, but what if this ‘accident’ is much more? You could be dealing with something much bigger.”

“I know that, but Rachel was my friend. I just want justice for her, her family and for her friends.”

Derrick went up to me and puts his arms around me.

“I know you do, as long as you let me help you.”

I smiled as I gave him a kiss.

“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Book Blitz Sign-Up: Love Always

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Hi everyone!!! I’m getting ready to start my book blitz for Love Always on November 19th. The event will end on November 23rd. I still need a few more bloggers to take part in the event. All the material will be distributed through Xpresso Book Tours and you can post on your blog anytime during those 5 days.

If you are interested in participating, please sign-up at the link below:

http://xpressobooktours.com/2014/10/30/blitz-sign-up-love-always-by-sheena-binkley/

Thank you in advance!! :-)

Now Available!!!

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Love Always, the fifth book in the Love, Life, & Happiness series is now available!!! For those of you who have pre-ordered the book, you should have already recieved your copy at midnight (or earlier).

Here are the links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Always-Life-Happiness-Book-ebook/dp/B00O1LNY9I/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1415773468&sr=1-3&keywords=sheena+binkley

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-lovealways-1674304-178.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491984

I will post the links for Barnes and Noble and Kobo once they are available. :-)

Riana:
From the first moment I’d laid eyes on Shawn Walker, I never thought he would be the love of my life. In the three years we have been together, we have been through so much, and I couldn’t imagine anyone else I would have wanted by my side. Now, we’re about to experience another event that has us both in shock. Will we be able to get through this one together, or will it end up destroying our relationship?

Shawn:
I never thought I would experience love again until Riana Robertson entered my life. The two of us have been through hell and back, but we’re still standing. Now that I’ve graduated Shaw and heading into the real world, I have a lot of responsibility, not just for myself, but for my growing family. With all of the issues surrounding Riana and me, will we slowly lose sight of the love we have for each other, or will it strengthen us as a couple?