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


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.

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This book contains sexual encounters.
Age recommendation: 18+


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.


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




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:

*dick pics= auto block, REQUESTS FOR ARCS/INTERVIEWS: approved at authors sole discretion

November 18, 2016

I’ve Reached 10 Followers!!! (Updated 11/28)

Posted in Books, giveaways tagged , , at 2:23 PM by Rockin' Rita

My baby is growing up!

My blog relaunched as The Procrastinate Reader: A Different Kind of Book Blog back in July and it has now reached 10 followers!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited you guys! Thank you so much for coming along this journey with me! It really means so much!

In honor of my 10th follower– thanks Alicia–I want to do something very special!


The first person* to respond to this post with the following information will win a backlist book of their choosing from one of my favorite bookstores, The Strand in NYC! First 4 runners up will receive a bookmark of my choosing promoting an awesome book. 

  • Name
  • Blog/booktube/bookstagram name and address
  • Favorite book of all time and why
  • Favorite author
  • Favorite genre to read
  • Most anticipated book of 2017
  • One thing you’d like to see coming up on TPR


UPDATE: TPR has just reached 15 followers!! 

Thanks so much guys for your support! It really means a lot! To celebrate this milestone, I’ve decided to give away more bookmarks!!!!! Now instead of the first 5 people to respond, I’m opening it up to the first 15 responders!  That’s right 15 people will win prizes! Go forth and enter fellow book nerds!




*Anybody who signal flares is not eligible but I very much appreciate the support and will find a special way to thank you!*

September 12, 2016

Kids Of Appetite Manicure (+Review + Giveaway)

Posted in Books, giveaways, Random tagged , , , , , at 9:32 PM by Rockin' Rita

Super excited about this giveaway! And I loved the review so I’m reblogging it.

22466429Kid Of Appetite by David Arnold
Publishing Date September 20th 2016 by Viking Books for Young Readers
Source: arc

Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.
It begins with the death of Vic’s father.
It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle.
The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it.
But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between.

This is a story about:

1. A coded mission to scatter ashes across New Jersey.
2. The momentous nature of the Palisades in winter.
3. One dormant submarine.
4. Two songs about flowers.
5. Being cool in the traditional sense.
6. Sunsets & ice cream & orchards & graveyards.
7. Simultaneous extreme opposites.
8. A narrow escape from a war-torn country.
9. A story collector.
10. How to listen to someone who does not talk.
11. Falling…

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