January 16, 2018

Procrastinator’s Guide to the New Year

Posted in Books at 4:16 PM by Rockin' Rita

Welcome to another year at
The Procrastinate Reader!

Being “A Different Kind of Book Blog” I wanted to start off the new year a little differently, and no, I did not mean by being late with this post. That just kinda happened. Such is the life of a chronic procrastinator who happens to get distracted way to often. Anyway, let’s not procrastinate any further…

Blog Resolutions

  • post more often (or at least not go back into hiatus for months at a time)
  • gain active followers
  • have more followers comment
  • introduce new features (see next post for one new feature)
  • actually review books
  • post updates on what I’m reading
  • highlight indie authors
  • have bloggers, readers, authors, etc. guest post
  • don’t let life get in the way of blogging
  • blog for the fun of it…sure having followers increase is great, but that shouldn’t become the reason to blog

 

Reading Goals

  • read as many books as I can
  • write reviews (even if I don’t intend to post as a blog entry right away) as soon as I finish the book
  • don’t join reading challenges- just read, read, read
  • don’t forget about reading and reviewing eARCs sent by authors
  • step away from the tv and pick up a book (or ebook) once in a while
  • don’t let life get in the way of reading!

 

Other Bookish Goals for 2018

  • update facebook fan page whenever posting anything online about books, not just when there’s a new blog post
  • do some spring cleaning of twitter following and facebook friends lists (kinda both a general and bookish goal)
  • keep up with bookstagramming (and foodstagraming)
  • set up that booktube account (http://youtube.com/RockinRitaBlogs)
  • go to book launches and take pics (for bookstagram) and video (for booktube)
  • shop indie (especially author’s indie stores) when buying new books
  • keep participating in bookish chats
  • get more active in street teams
  • write down goals as I think of them so I procrastinate a little less
So there you have it folks, that’s a few of my goals and resolutions I have for TPR, reading, and a few other bookish things for this year.
Do you have any resolutions or goals for your blogs, bookstagram, booktube or reading lists? Share them in the comments below!
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October 25, 2018

Introducing: K.L Ramsey’s “Worth the Wait”

Posted in book birthdays, Books at 10:48 PM by Rockin' Rita

Title: Worth The Wait
Author: K.L. Ramsey

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 15th, 2018
Publisher: BVS Black Velvet Seductions

Teaser

Tag Harrison never met a woman as stubborn as Piper Flynn. Fifty-two times, he’s asked her out, and she has turned him down each and every time. Will Tag be able to help Piper get over her painful past to move on to a future with him?

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US: $2.99 eBook/ $8.99 PB
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Blurb

Taggert Harrison knows what he wants, and he wants Piper Flynn. She is the most stubborn woman that he’s ever laid eyes on. He has spent the last year begging her to go out with him. Every Monday morning, for the past fifty-two weeks, he has asked her out only to be rejected fifty-two times. He wants to give up, but he knows how good it could be, if he could just tear down her walls. Will Tag be able to help Piper get over her painful past to move on to a future with him?
Piper Flynn witnessed the horrific murders of her parents when she was just twelve. She grew up isolated and afraid to let anyone get too close to her, for fear of losing them. When Tag asks her out, everything in her wants to tell him yes, but her past ghosts keep her from taking what she wants. Tag could be her first, in every way, if she could just free her heart from the walls that she has carefully built up around it.

Excerpt

     “I get it, being here with me isn’t what you signed up for. Honestly Piper, you are just proving my point for me.” Tag was pretending to busy himself with clues around the room, but Piper could tell that he was only going through the motions.
      “What do you mean, I’m proving your point?” She grabbed Tag’s hand as he tried to pass her, effectively stopping him in front of her. Without his jacket, she noticed his tattoo sleeve that circled his lower arm. It was a scene of a forest with snow capped mountains in the background. It encircled his entire forearm and seemed to perfectly fit who Tag was.
He gently pulled his hand from her grasp, “What I mean, honey, is that you have made your point. It may have taken me an entire year to catch on, but I get it. You’re just not into me. Message received, loud and clear.”
Piper could hear her own breath catch. How could Tag think that she wasn’t into him? Just looking at him made her body react like it never had before. For so long, she’d wanted to just tell him that she’d go out with him, but she was also so afraid. She couldn’t let herself suffer another loss. She wasn’t strong enough. She guarded her heart like a sentry standing watch. She knew her limits and Tag pushed every one of them.
“How can you think that I’m not into you? You own a mirror, right?” Piper felt her own smile, unfortunately, Tag didn’t return her humor.
     “This has nothing to do with the way that I look. You have turned me down fifty-two times.” She cringed at Tag’s words. “I like you Piper. I thought that you might like me too, but I guess I was wrong.”
Piper could feel her head shaking, denying his words. “You don’t have to deny the truth. I was there every Monday, when I asked you out and you politely smiled and turned me down.”
“You just don’t understand, Tag. I can’t let you in. If you tear down my walls, what will I have left?” She felt her hot tears running down her face and she crudely wiped them with her shirt sleeve. Tag put down the clue that he was working on and moved slowly across the room to where Piper sat.
“Piper, you would have someone who cares about you. You would have a partner, maybe even love. But you will never find out what you could have if you don’t let me in. Just give me a chance, that’s all I’m asking.” Tag wiped away her tears with his thumbs, pulling her into gently kiss her lips. Piper froze, not knowing what to do next. A part of her wanted to see where this all led but her brain was overloading her emotions.
She pulled away from the kiss, “Tag, I can’t.”
Worth The Wait full cover
US: $2.99 eBook/ $8.99 PB
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Also by K.L. Ramsey

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Author Bio

K. L. Ramsey was born and raised in Maryland where her life changed when she signed up for a creative writing class. Knowing that someday she wanted to become a writer, K.L. received her BA in English from Salisbury State University.
Ramsey currently resides in West Virginia K.L. Ramsey
(Go Mountaineers!). In her spare time, she likes to read romance novels, go to WVU football games and attend book club (aka-drink wine) with girlfriends. She is living her dreams with Hunky Scientist Hubby. and believes in fairies, unicorns, wishes and long sloppy, wet kisses from her dogs and cats & naps!
Somewhere in her mid-forties, K.L. decided to write her first romance novel, proving that dreams can be realized at any age. Her upcoming novel The Christmas Wedding (Harvest Ridge Book 2) releases November 1st. Preorder the eBook here for 99c US for a limited time!

 

October 19, 2018

Cover Reveal: Regina Heart “You’re Real”

Posted in Books, cover reveals at 11:47 AM by Rockin' Rita

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When a Judeo-Christian girl is faced with many weird things in her life, the death of a loved one opens the door to strange dreams that she doesn’t understand.

Based on the book of Genesis and the apocryphal book of Enoch.

Wonderful and terrifying, these nocturnal revelations eventually lead her the truth and the decision she has to make. They both know where their choices may lead them— Fighting heaven and hell!

They embark on their journey, placing Sue in harm’s way…with judgement awaiting them in heaven and in hell!

Where will Sue and Christian’s love lead them?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Regina Heart is completely new to the publishing business! Although, She has always loved writing. She is a Registered Nurse with Multi-state license, happily married to her best friend! She is also a homeschool Mom, who loves to spend time with her husband and kids.

Follow Regina:

Facebook page → https://goo.gl/JiaFMV
Twitter → https://goo.gl/3cy7v2
Instagram → https://goo.gl/RQqsPm
BookTube → https://goo.gl/cKmUfp
Google + → not yet available
LinkedIn → https://goo.gl/DpNgBA
Website → https://goo.gl/Gb2D4P
Goodreads → https://goo.gl/BTFdxP
RedBubble → https://goo.gl/5FPeyj
Reader Group → https://goo.gl/5fFiYm
Email → reginaheart33(at)gmail(dot)com

 

 

Without further ado…. the big Cover Reveal!!!!

Cover → Regina Heart
Editorial Services → Toni Michelle of Polished Pages Editing

Release Date → December  1st, 2018
Pre-order → To be announced at FB Launch Party! (Don’t forget to join the group)

Goodreads TBR → https://goo.gl/hk3vtb

Saga Book 1- Regina Heart

October 3, 2018

Alyne Hart “Something Like This” cover reveal

Posted in Books, cover reveals at 11:35 AM by Rockin' Rita

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Vincent Owen. He was gorgeous. He was cocky. He was a complete and total douche bag, and I was head over heels for him.

He left to become a champion, a warrior amongst men. And though he said he would call, I never heard from him again.

I never admitted to him how I felt. I never told him he made everything inside of me that hurt go away and everything that was wrong with me feel right – even if it were just for a little while. And that when he left, he took a little piece of me with him, a piece of my heart I could never get back.

That was then, and this is now and none of that matters anymore.

It all changed the day my daughter Violet was born. I moved on, life became about her and keeping my family ranch running. But now he’s back to pay his respects to the man his best friend considered a father. A man our whole town loved, and he’s about to find out that’s not the only thing waiting for him in Evansdale.

Together again it’s time to face the truth. For both of us.

The biggest question now is, is he ready for something like this?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alyne Hart is a contemporary romance author and wine connoisseur living in Walla Walla, WA. She’s known for writing stories that pack an emotional punch and get you right in the feels.

She loves writing very real and very flawed characters and writing about real, gritty and raw romance . She’s a romance junkie and happy endings addict, and if you’re a lover of deeply emotional, flawed and raw reads with lots of delicious angst, her books are for you. Alyne’s stories involve characters with bigger problems than just finding love. She writes stories about making peace with the past, rekindling old flames and healing old wounds. She loves small towns, men in uniform and alpha males with a heart of gold.

She began her story-telling journey first with her dolls, then it progressed to paper. She has a deep love for anything romantic, and she’s a believer that in love anything is possible.

When Alyne isn’t writing, you can find her reading, hanging out with her cat, and spending time with her two children. She enjoys trips to the mountains just as much as trips to the wine cellar, live music, chick flick movie marathons and hanging out with her eclectic group of friends.

Follow Alyne:

Facebook → http://bit.ly/2w89KNP
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Blog → http://bit.ly/2vxvmGy
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Bookbub → http://bit.ly/2fyhncE
Newsletter → http://eepurl.com/dsW-of

Without further ado…. the big Cover Reveal!!!!

Photographer: Reggie Deanching
Model: Connor Smith 180
Pre-order → books2read.com/u/38rqda
Goodreads TBR → https://goo.gl/ZXuESD

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October 1, 2018

Release Blitz for MISS by Harloe Rae

Posted in book birthdays, book reviews, Books, giveaways at 10:03 PM by Rockin' Rita

Title: MISS
A #BitterSweetHeat Standalone
Author: Harloe Rae
Genre: New Adult/Second Chance Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2018
Blurb
Delilah Sage was my comfort within all the pain.
Offering open arms when I needed an escape.
The only one trusted to be there for me.
But our dreams were doomed from the start.
And I left her clinging to false hope.
Regret has plagued me for years.
The memories of Delilah refuse to fade.
Each second of every day, I want to claim her as mine.
But I won’t ruin her life.
And she’s better off without me.
When a job lands me in town, I plan to keep my distance.
My scars are mine alone.
Dredging up the past will only cause deeper damage.
But Delilah has always been my weakness.
And resisting her isn’t an option.
After all, there’s far too much for us to miss.
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Excerpt
“Why are you being like this?” I ask softly.
His voice is even
more flat when he says, “Not sure what you mean. This is me.”
“You’re acting so detached and strange. This isn’t like
you.”
“Well, you don’t know me anymore.”
That response brings fury and betrayal roaring to the
surface again. “And whose fault is that, Zeke?” I grab a nearby mug with the
intention of throwing it at his head. He’s giving me worse mood swings than
Aunt Flo.

“We both know the
answer. Let’s not play guessing games.”
“You’re ridiculous. I don’t understand you at all,” I say.
“A lot happens in five years. You’re not the only one who’s
changed.” He gestures around the store.
“What is that supposed to mean? Are you upset about my
career choice?”
“Nah, that isn’t it.”
“What then? Let’s stop dancing around. You came here for a
reason,” I point out.
A flush races up his neck, painting the stubbled skin an
angry red. “All of this is proof you never needed me. Not like I fucking depend
on you.”

Also by Harloe Rae
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Author Bio
Harloe Rae is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Her
passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is
an unforgettable adventure.

Harloe is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to
romance. She’s always chasing an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried
in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the
weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her
horses.

Harloe is the author of Redefining Us, Forget You Not, Watch
Me Follow, GENT, and MISS. These titles are available on Amazon. Her upcoming
romance, MISS, releases September 28th.

Author Links
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FACEBOOK GROUP / TWITTER
INSTAGRAM / GOODREADS / AMAZON
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MY REVIEW

Miss is another great book from Ms. Rae! 5 blazing stars! I one-clicked her first book and it got me hooked! Her style is seems effortless! I have loved every single book Ms. Rae has released including Miss. What I really loved about this book was that it had everything: romance, angst, heartbreak, a second chance… I don’t know what else to say about it… It was that good! Looking forward to the next book!

August 31, 2018

AWESOME AUGUST!

Posted in Books at 8:04 PM by Rockin' Rita

Today’s the last day, so those entries in!

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img_7480AUGUST IS HERE!

I’ve got a great collection of goodies for this month, plus more to come. Who’s excited?

ENTER TO WIN HERE!

Included in the Awesome August prize pack:

  • Surprise signed paperback
  • Harloe Rae ultimate swag pack
  • Two sets of beach cups (8 cups total)
  • 30 piece Mini Essentials Kit
  • Custom tank from Harloe’s swag shop 

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July 30, 2018

Guest Post: Alexandra Rivers on her experience with Kindle Scout

Posted in Books, guest posts at 12:37 AM by Rockin' Rita

Once upon a time there, was a woman who loved stories. She lived in a high castle far away from the nearest village, and she spent her days weaving her stories. Each time she finished one, she opened the door and gently ushered it out to find its way in the world.

But between the castle and the village, there was a dark forest, so it was easy for a story to lose its way. Whenever that happened, a fairy godmother appeared, took the story’s little hand in her gloved one, and guided it out of the dangerous forest for all the villagers to see and welcome.

Time Not Wasted cover image

I bet that by now you recognize that for what it is: a fairytale. Still, it’s an alluring one. When a writer writes a story, she hopes that it will find its way out of the woods all alone while she’ll be able to concentrate on what she does best: write. And if that doesn’t happen  ̶ it never does! ̶ the story will be guided by an agent, a publisher, a champion in shining armor who will fight for it as if it was his own. Well, that happens rarely nowadays, especially in the established publishing environment we experience, so if you have a champion fighting for you, cherish him/her/them!

When I read about Kindle Scout*, I thought: this is my champion! I was experiencing the “writing blues” after completing another story and thought what would be better than letting another help me? And not just “another”. This is Amazon’s marketing machine in all its glory! Ebooks, translations, audio books. The fairy godmother with all her family…Santa with the elves… you get the picture. You sit back, keep writing, and watch the game where the champion goes from one level to the next. (I need to hear from a writer who has published more than one book with Kindle Press to see if that chair is as comfortable as it looks.)

The advance was not a motive for me (for various, boring to mention reasons  ̶ no, I’m not an heiress! I just don’t live in the USA, so taxes interfered) but the rest was. So I signed the agreement which I had read three times before I was absolutely certain that I’ll never understand it completely, and after a relatively easy procedure, my story Time Not Wasted appeared in the “Recently Added” category.

I had a professionally-designed cover; I had a professional editor who took care of the editing after my three betas (friends and family) had tried their best. I had confidence.

What I didn’t have was a network.
I didn’t have a blog or a newsletter.
I didn’t even have a webpage really (don’t roll your eyes, I can see you! The castle far away… remember?)

I had to start a FB account and an Amazon Author Page when I was prompted by the procedure. So when the Kindle Scout* team sent me the typical email “this is the time to inform your network”, I saw the little chance I had slipping away. Reality’s blow was hard and quick but if nothing else, I am a realist (a realist who weaves stories ̶ okay, I see the contradiction there.)

Time Not Wasted did not land in the “Hot and trending” category upon its arrival, as other stories did. I got the message. But still, around 700 people viewed my page the first day. The same on the second and the third. And then on the fourth day  ̶ and after some shameless promoting to friends and readers ̶ my beta sent me a FB message that I had hit the famous “Hot and Trending” group.


The feeling? Elation!

(Now it would be a good time to insert confetti images, but instead I’ll share the print screen.)
TNW Hot and trending

Time Not Wasted is very loosely inspired by Beauty and the Beast, so you see that I’m prone to fairytales. I had found my champion! My story would be discovered!

The elation was short-lived. To make a long story short, in the month of its nomination, Time Not Wasted spent 5 days in the category that leads to “what is this?” that leads to “let’s think about it” that leads to “we will publish your story”.

The statistics?
One of these five days was my doing (the harassed friends and family) and the rest was all Kindle Scout*. When a story appears in the first page categories, it gets its chance under the sun (my page was viewed a total of 6,724 times!) My novel got its chance  ̶ especially the last few days ̶ but it wasn’t enough. There are stories out there which are “Hot and Trending” during the entire month of their nomination! (Beware: even that does not guarantee selection.)

My thoughts after my Kindle Scout* experience?
-If one’s goal is to get published, one needs to have an established readership. Using their words, this is a “reader-powered” publishing platform. You have to bring the first bunch of readers in for the recipe to work.

-A rejection is always a rejection, even when you expect it, even if you go there in full knowledge that it’ll come, even when you see it coming.

-If one resets one’s goals  ̶ quickly ̶ then meeting new people is always a treat.

(Especially if one lives in a castle far away…)

I have new FB friends due to my Kindle Scout* nomination.

I interacted with at least three other writers from KS.

I have two eBooks to read (one out of a nomination that got selected and one because of a very generous writer.)  

So overall, the verdict about Kindle Scout*
even though I didn’t have my happy ending:

Time Not Wasted!
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Alexandra Rivers comic

Bio: When Alexandra Rivers does not write, she reads. When she does not read, she makes a living as a graphic designer/illustrator. Unfortunately, not always in that order.
She likes coffee, dogs, cats (!!!) and other animals (people, too, but she’s selective in that department) and LOVES stories with solid characters and a good twist here and there – the ones you want to read again and again and again.
She lives with her significant other (and his endless patience) in Athens, Greece, so if something “sounds Greek to you”, it probably is! Yet, she writes only in English. 

She has co-written the romantic comedy, The Falconer. You may find it on Amazon. Her sophomore solo effort Kepler’s Web (part of a Duology) is tentatively slated for release December 2018! And don’t forget Time Well Wasted is out now wherever eBooks are sold.

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Where to find Ms. Rivers:
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Website
Amazon
Goodreads
Instagram
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Editor’s Note: Unfortunately as of April 3rd, 2018 Amazon sadly decided to end the Kindle Scout program essentially leaving independent authors to work 100% by themselves on funding their work and growing their fan base.
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July 10, 2018

Ebony Slumbers- Release Day Boost & Celebration

Posted in Author intros, book birthdays, Books, giveaways tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 3:40 PM by Rockin' Rita

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Title: Ebony Slumbers

Series: The Envy of All (Book #1)
Author: Nova Blake
Publisher: self-pubbed
Genre: Reverse Harem
Sub-genres: Paranormal, Retelling
Theme: Snow White
Page Count: 123
Release Date: July 10th, 2018
Forms: Currently just Kindle

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Neither beauty nor strength can ever match the power of love. Eight guardians will risk everything for Ebony… The Envy of All.

Ebony knows two things. Her guardians will protect her with their lives. She must escape from this house or she’ll go crazy.
She might be going crazy anyway.
The nightmares are getting worse, and the walls are closing in – not just the walls of the house, but the walls created by the holes in her memory. Ebony knows there is more at stake than just her life. If she could only remember… remember why someone wants to kill her. Why she had to go into hiding in the first place.
She trusts her guardians with her life, but she doesn’t trust them to let her live it. Ebony knows she should be grateful, but there is an itch in her bones, a call in the night, luring her outside the safety of their home.
Ebony knows one thing: she can’t resist it for much longer.

99c Kindle eBook for a limited time!
Free in Kindle Unlimited
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DISCLAIMER

This book contains sexual encounters.
Age recommendation: 18+

Excerpt

I folded another tee and stacked it on the pile. With eight of us in the house the washing was a never ending chore, and I was the dumb-ass in charge of it. At least it got me out of cooking. Rafe was so much better at that than me anyway.

I looked into the kitchen where he was stirring the pasta sauce, his focus purely on the food. He had bread baking in the oven and the yeasty smell made my mouth water. Rafe wasn’t so bad himself either, he had an apron on over his shirt and jeans, and his blond hair slicked back. I could see his arm muscles twitch as he stirred and stirred.

I loved watching him cook – which was why I folded the washing at the dining table. He wasn’t much for conversation but the view helped me get through the mundane task.

Sheehan was next door watching the news with the sound turned off.

It was an unspoken rule. Don’t let Ebony watch the news. Don’t expose Ebony to things that might trigger flashbacks.

Except that I didn’t really know what the trauma was. Didn’t know what to expect if something was triggered. There was a cone of silence around me, a bubble that kept out the real world, and it was built of men.

Hot, kind, loving men. But it was still a bubble and all bubbles had to pop eventually, right?

And if they didn’t pop it soon, I was going to. I couldn’t stand the not knowing. I looked out the window longingly to the world I couldn’t remember, the world I’d never know until this was all over.

“Earth to Ebony…” Rafe said.

“Huh?” I snapped out of my thoughts and turned to him. “What’s up?”

“Can you go and pick some parsley from the garden? You know which one that is right?” He gave me a mock serious look, but I could see the grin beneath it.

I finished folding the towel and put it on the right pile, then poked my tongue out at him as I headed to the kitchen door. He flicked the tea towel in my direction, catching me on the hip, my squeal forcing a laugh out of him.

That man…

Actually, all of those men.

I pushed through the door, wondering how I got so lucky. Whoever was after me almost killed me once before, and these guys were doing everything in their power to make sure that didn’t happen again.

I just wished they’d tell me more, or catch the bastard so I could have some semblance of a normal life.

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Author Bio

Nova Blake is a romance author from New Zealand, and Ebony Slumbers is her debut release. She loves binging shows on Netflix with her husband, hanging out with her abundance of animals and kids, and enjoying life as best she can. If she’s not writing, or doing any of the above Blake’s probably sleeping because Lord knows she doesn’t get enough of that. While she tries very hard to spend more of her time writing than on social media, you can probably find out more at her website, Pinterest, or Facebook. Hey, with all her animals and children it’s no wonder she gets anything done!

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Giveaway Time

Because Nova is so awesome and I think everyone will love her book, I want to do a little a giveaway to help celebrate! I will randomly draw names out of a hat (I like the old school way cos it’s more fun) from all commenters who tell me something they learned from this post. This randomly selected person will win a copy of Ebony Slumbers!

Buy now & add it to your TBR

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UPDATE UPDATE

Just wanted to pop back and update this post to share some awesome info.

Nova checked her first day sales and woman sold around 5147 copies!
Congrats Nova and Ebony!!!! Let’s celebrate!!!

As of 4:00 AM US East Coast time on July 12th, 2018, Amazon Best Sellers Rank:

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May 14, 2018

Coming Soon…

Posted in Books at 1:14 AM by Rockin' Rita

GENT is an enemies-to-lovers, new adult romance. It is Harloe Rae’s 4th novel. The seductive battle between Trey and Raven will be available May 30th!

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★★★★★

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Raven Elliot blasts into town like a wrecking ball—striking and devastating.
With a few simple words, my reliable routine crumbles to dust.

“Is this seat taken?”

I could close my eyes and let her voice wrap around me like a lover’s caress.
But this isn’t that kind of story.
And I’m sure as hell not that kind of man.

She hovers in my space, batting her lashes and smiling shyly.
The glimmer in her sapphire eyes is a promise of peace.
But I’m not falling for it.
And Raven doesn’t take the hint.

What starts as a battle of wills, explodes into a turf war.
She stands directly in my path everywhere I turn.
No matter how hard I shove, she won’t budge.
Raven seems dead set on driving me insane.
But I was here first.
And I’m not going down easy.

After all, no one ever taught me how to treat a lady.
★★★★★

May 12, 2018

REVIEW: Alivia Grayson *The One I Need*

Posted in Books at 5:12 PM by Rockin' Rita

ABOUT THE BOOK

Nova comes to find her father, the head of Snakes Henchmen MC, and finds the love of her life in Tank and a family with the club. But she has a couple of secrets which may be a deal breaker for most men. Is Tank one of them or is he a man with the heart of gold??1

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RATING

5 roaring stars

REVIEW

I absolutely loved this book. Ms. Grayson really took the time to develop these characters and their world and it shows. I’ve never before read a MC book so I personally cannot compare it to others however multiple beta readers have said it reads much better than your average because of how well thought out so the details are. I am not a big fan of new adult or motorcycle club books but the plot was so good it kept me wanting more! I read it in a span of 3 days (a very short time for me speaking that I am very busy and get distracted easily). Looking forward to book 2!

DISCLAIMER

Graphic/intense sex scenes
Heavy use of foul language
Violence
Strong female characters who are feminine but can take care of themselves
Extra sexy book boyfriends

PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION

Age 18+
Romance
Motorcycles

AUTHOR BIO

Alivia Grayson is an author of bad boy romances. As a deaf author, she has had to overcome the stigma that she couldn’t do all the things a hearing person could. Originally from London, England, Alivia is a teacher of history, a tattoo artist, and an author. With a busy life, writing is her getaway from it all. This is her debut novel.

¶Writing has always been a hobby and cathartic experience for me. Turning my passion into something that takes me far away in my mind. Books have always been my escape from the world around me. As a deaf author, I have faced many hurdles in life. But I fully believe that nothing can hold you back if you put your mind to it. It takes just one person to believe in you and your dream and you can fly. Never give up, prove everyone wrong. You. Can. Be. Anything!

I’ve written my butt off to publish my first book, constantly educating myself with new ideas and challenging myself with different writing techniques.
Writing what I know, my life experiences, and turning them into stories you’ll love to read is what it’s all about for me. I write anything from Motorcycle Clubs to Mafia to good old second change, even first chance romance. Which I hope you’ll enjoy.

Much love, Alivia x¶2

BLURB

Tank
The Snakes Henchmen MC run a tight ship. We live by rules that are older than most of our members. Don’t hurt your woman or kids. Protect the innocent, take out the filth of the world. Our business is our own, we don’t need outside help from anyone. Ever!

Another rule is that you don’t go after the Prez’s daughter by pain of death. That’s fine by me, Willow is like a sister to me. But I didn’t bank on little Miss Nova returning after fifteen years. I didn’t bank on her stealing my heart. But now I have her, I’ll do anything to keep her.
No matter what it takes.

Nova
Fifteen years I have longed to find the father my mother said was dead. When she finally gave up the truth, I knew I had to seek him out. My big brother too. I didn’t bank on finding four extra siblings and a stepmom.

I also didn’t bank on the giant of a man that has my panties in a twist every time I look at him. Tank is everything I swore I never wanted but everything I seem to need.

He says he loves me, but how can he love a woman he’ll never really know?

Because the secret I hide from Tank and the Snakes Henchmen is one I must take to the grave.

BOOK DETAILS

Publication date : 30th April, 2018
Length : 202 Pages
Publisher : Self
Language : English
Availability : Amazon as ebook. Soon to be paperback.

SOURCES

1 About the book Reviews by Shalini
2 Author Bio Alivia Grayson’s website

February 2, 2018

Watch Me Follow- Release Day Blitz + giveaway!

Posted in book birthdays, Books, giveaways at 10:00 AM by Rockin' Rita

 

Title: Watch Me Follow
Author: Harloe Rae
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2018
Creep. Freak. Crazy Eyes.
I’ve heard it all.
Over the years, they’ve slammed me with every demeaning name in the book. 
Their taunts warped me like a steady stream of poison.
Anger replaced anxiety as I started believing the cruelty spat my way. 
Until she showed up and changed everything. 
Lennon Bennett is pure innocence—warm sunshine breaking apart my stormy existence. 
She’s everything good and maybe I can be too. 
For her. With her. Because of her.
Lennon doesn’t know I’m beckoned closer with each breath. She isn’t aware that I’m completely consumed with her. 
It’s become my sole purpose to protect her, by any means necessary. 
But if she discovers the depth of my obsession, it will be the end of me.
So, I remain in the shadows.
Waiting. Watching. Wanting. 
She’ll be my first. My last. My only.
Watch Me Follow is a TOTAL standalone. 
Purchase Links
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Excerpt
He’s becoming really obvious.

 

The mystery man is here again, hidden in the shadows and out of clear sight, but I’m catching onto him.
 
After noticing him standing behind me the other day, the dark stranger has been appearing everywhere lately. I’m pretty sure this guy wants to get caught. Perhaps he’s been hanging nearby a lot longer and I’m just realizing it. My pulse beats wildly, the whooshing pounding in my ears as I continue watching him. This reaction isn’t from fear but rather a startling awareness of his recurring presence. I’m not scared of him, though most might be, and the need to know why snakes through my system.
 
We’ve been playing an intense game of hide-and-seek since that afternoon outside Aire Gardens almost a week ago. I’ll go somewhere—my studio, Brewed Awakenings, around campus, my apartment—and after settling in, begin searching for him. He’s always there, waiting to be spotted. Each time I find him, my belly tightens as a smile lights up my face. Discovering him out there, lingering in the background, has become something I really look forward to.
 
How didn’t I notice sooner?
 
Perhaps it’s my total inexperience with dating, and the opposite sex in general, that has me getting far too attached to these moments. I’m getting wrapped up in the fantasy of him, of what he represents. This stranger—Seek is what I’ve started calling him—is the closest thing to a boyfriend I’ve ever had. I find myself daydreaming about him, wondering who he really is, when did he find me, and most importantly—why me?
 
I press my palm flat against the cool glass and stare at him leaning against the large oak tree outside the Student Center. My thoughts are becoming more and more consumed with a guy I don’t even know—at least not really. Yet it seems like I do.
Author Bio
Harloe was born and raised in Minnesota. She is married to an amazing man and they have an adorable baby boy. They are what make life worth living for her. Harloe has a day job that she loves and is also passionate about horses, blogging, country living, and having fun.

Harloe has been in love with romance since she was a little girl reading fairy tales. The dream is to find the perfect person that completes your life, right? Novels have a way of bringing fantasy to reality and she’s always up for an unforgettable adventure.

Stalk Harloe on her blog (www.harloe-rae.blog) or send her a message at harloe.rae (at) gmail (dot) com

Interaction is really important to Harloe, so make sure to follow her pages and say hello!

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