HOLIDAY 2018 from June 16 – 30

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HOLIDAY 2018

The last year has been horrendous health wise, as you know ( profile page ) if you have read my profile page. I had series of operations on my spinal cord followed by radiotherapy. This has left me susceptible to a lot of problems, 2 weeks ago I had an op on my kidneys with two more to go when I  come back from holiday. So I’m off to a sunny Island of the coast of Africa that also has a spa attached. So no WI-FI , so all my posts are scheduled as well as reviews. Please give my blogs some love, and when I’m back I will be loving yours. The picture was taken on another Island by my husband last year after sunset. I think you can see I’m feeling blue at the moment.

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VANNESSA VALE is excited to Announce The Small Town Romance Series! The first book, MONTANA FIRE, releases on JUNE 28th!

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Vanessa Vale is excited to announce The Small Town Romance Series!
The first book, Montana Fire, releases on JUNE 28th!

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ADD TO YOUR TBR → http://bit.ly/2IRxChU

Jane West’s life is perfectly average.

Perfectly boring.

Until Ty Strickland—Grade-A, smoking hot firefighter—moves in down the street. Then things get a little exciting, and not in the good, panty-melting sort of way. Not only does someone want her dead (seriously), she has to wrangle her out-of-control desires where the new neighbor is concerned, and convince her boss at the small town’s only adult toy store—who meddles in Jane’s love life—to leave the new hose-wielding hottie off her matchmaking radar.

But it’s not all chaos and pancakes. There’s Ty. And his smoking hot body. Smoking hot kisses. He’s burning the walls around her heart to nothing but ash. And she just might be falling in love…if she can stay alive long enough.

This is the first book in Vanessa Vale’s new Small Town Romance series, where the men in Montana aren’t just hot, they set things on fire.

 

COCKTALES, a Limited-release Anthology of Original, never before Published Material, from some of your Favorite Bestselling Authors is Coming May 26th

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Cocktales, a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is coming May 26th!

Cocktales Anthology

Publishing Date: May 26th

Cover Designer: CD Reiss

Each story was specifically written for this anthology.

The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th.

Pre-order your copy today

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KtH3Bl
Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/Cocktales

iBooks: https://apple.co/2IoO7CM
Nook: https://bit.ly/2k0i25J
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2IIixiH
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ImisBR

 

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Contributing Authors Include

Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword

Dylan Allen – ‘Cocked and Loaded’

Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Double Cocked’

Whitney Barbetti – ‘Cocksure Grin’

Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘A Wicked, Cocky Plan’

K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Magical Cock and Bull’

Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Don’t Get Cocky’

L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal’

Mariah Dietz – ‘Landmines’

Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – ‘Cock and Balls’

BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.’

Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall’

Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Tricky Bond’

Staci Hart, Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author – ‘Cockamamie’

Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Couture’

Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Culinary Cock-Up’

Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Crimson Cocktail’

Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Swag’

Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Love & Hate at the Stallion Station’

Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Going Down’

Katyi McGee – USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocksure Co-Star’

Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cockblocked’

Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Getting It Up’

Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Her Cocky Russian’

Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman’

Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’

Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Fight or Flight’

CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Capo’

Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Beard and Hen’

Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Color of Love’

Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Aligned’

Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – ‘All’

Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series’

Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Until the Cock Crows’

Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Chocolate and Cockup’

Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – ‘The Golden Sombrero’

Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Alpha’

Karla Sorensen – ‘Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story’

Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Mafia’

April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Code of Conduct’

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*ALL* net profits will be donated to:

Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

*Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com

New York Times Bestselling Author and International Sensation, ANNA TODD, is Proud To Announce The Lead Cast For The AFTER Movie, coming 2019! @imaginator1d

 

AFTER MOVIE CASTING NEWS!

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Julia Goldani Telles (Showtime’s The Affair, Slenderman) and Hero Fiennes Tiffin (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) are set to star in director Jenny Gage’s film adaptation of Anna Todd’s international best-selling mature YA novel After for powerhouse producers Mark Canton (Den of Thieves, 300) and Courtney Solomon (Cake, An American Haunting) of CalMaple Films, and Jennifer Gibgot (17 Again, Step Up) of Offspring Entertainment.

After follows the journey of self-discovery and sexual awakening of Tessa (Julia Goldani Telles). A dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, Tessa enters her first year of University with grand ambitions for her future. Her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin). A brooding rebel that Tessa would typically shun, she is drawn by his magnetic energy that will change her forever.

Anna Todd stated, “I can’t wait for everyone to see Hero and Julia as Hardin and Tessa. When I saw these two incredible actors together, I knew immediately they were meant for these roles– their chemistry and talent is going radiate off the screen. I trust them completely to bring Tessa and Hardin to life.”

The film is currently in pre-production. Mary Verniue and Marisol Roncali are casting the film, which starts shooting in Boston in June 2018.

About Anna Todd

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Anna Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of the After series. Always an avid reader, she began writing stories on her phone on Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, with After becoming the most read series on the platform. The print edition was published in 2014 by Gallery Books. It has been published in over 30 languages, with more than 8 million copies sold worldwide, and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France and Spain. Anna and her husband currently live in Los Angeles.

Find her at AnnaTodd.com, on Twitter at @imaginator1d, on Instagram at @imaginator1d, and on Wattpad as Imaginator1D.

For more information, visit:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imaginator1d/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/imaginator1d

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorannatodd/

Website: http://www.annatodd.com

Book Fundraisers Benefiting THE KEITH MILANO MEMORIAL FUND

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Welcome the 6th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For the 6th year, an amazing group of authors have generously agreed to donate a portion of their May sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.

Here is how you can help raise money and awareness for mental health:

  • You can purchase a book from the amazing books listed below! We hope you will #1click4charity a number of these amazing books! Please note that although are Amazon Kindle buy links, the portion of sales is from any platform: digital, print and audio.
  • Share the image below or any of the custom photos the participating authors share on social media to raise awareness and to show your support.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP.

Thank you in advance for your support as we work to bring mental illness out of the darkness.


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6th Annual May Mental Health Awareness Book Fundraiser

Author Book Buy Link
Alison G Bailey Present Perfect https://amzn.to/2GXior2
  The Dance https://amzn.to/2uLCI9X
Amy Harmon The Smallest Part https://amzn.to/2q6ZS4W
Alyson Santos Night Shifts Black (NSB #1) https://amzn.to/2IrIDTm
  Tracing Holland (NSB #2) https://amzn.to/2cTC3cL
  Viper (NSB #3) https://amzn.to/2EnhPS0
  Limelight (NSB #4) https://amzn.to/2GxViYD
  Traitor https://amzn.to/2GRhnRf
  TRICENT Commissioning https://amzn.to/2uLjhOh
Amy Daws The One Moment https://amzn.to/2vGWlQQ
Amy Lane Chase in Shadows https://amzn.to/2EjRxjs
B Cranford The Brightest Star https://amzn.to/2EjRzrA
  A Little Bit Crazy https://amzn.to/2Iu006a
  A Crazy Christmas https://amzn.to/2JjjpHX
Brenda Rothert Do you Like my Wiener? https://amzn.to/2q4LbzX
Corinne Michaels Say You’ll Stay https://amzn.to/2JkqdFs
Drew Elyse Dissonance (Dissonance Series #1) https://amzn.to/2GB0jvs
  Harmony (Dissonance Series #2) https://amzn.to/2q5iCT4
  Savage Disciples Series https://amzn.to/2uIC6lc
  Clutch (Savage Disciples MC #1) https://amzn.to/2uLGJLz
  Shift (Savage Disciples MC #2) https://amzn.to/2uRPSSM
  Engage (Savage Disciples MC #3) https://amzn.to/2GBGW9y
  Ignite (Savage Disciples MC #4) https://amzn.to/2EhKXKg
  Combust (Savage Disciples MC #5) https://amzn.to/2GBHfBe
  Cruise (Savage Disciples MC #6) https://amzn.to/2q72EHo
Emily Snow Distraction https://amzn.to/2EmBzF6
ES Carter Love By Number Series: https://amzn.to/2GUPbNa
  Nineteen https://amzn.to/2H9d9SH
  Twenty One https://amzn.to/2HbXFgQ
  Three https://amzn.to/2GR5SJx
  Thirteen https://amzn.to/2H9deFZ
  One https://amzn.to/2GYnfs1
  Eight https://amzn.to/2uMNkoQ
Felicia Lynn Love’s Learning Curve https://amzn.to/2vIj1QB
  Trouble with the Curve https://amzn.to/2HYQ1GZ
Ginger Scott Waiting on the Sidelines https://amzn.to/2uUaOIX
  Going Long https://amzn.to/2GvclKC
  Blindness https://amzn.to/2EkJCSJ
  How We Deal With Gravity https://amzn.to/2Ek2odc
  This Is Falling https://amzn.to/2q711cO
  You and Everything After https://amzn.to/2Hc6lnq
  The Girl I Was Before https://amzn.to/2uMQ8m2
  In Your Dreams https://amzn.to/2GUekI2
  Hold My Breath https://amzn.to/2GYz8OF
  The Hard Count https://amzn.to/2GARUMn
  A Boy Like You https://amzn.to/2q6gKZn
  A Girl Like Me https://amzn.to/2EjORT0
  Wild Reckless https://amzn.to/2q7224j
  Wicked Restless https://amzn.to/2EktgJS
  Memphis https://amzn.to/2GxRaHZ
Harper Sloan Corps Security 6 book series https://amzn.to/2GTKgJd
  Alex (Corps Security book 1) https://amzn.to/2GU7bnR
  Cage (Corps Security book 2) https://amzn.to/2HbWGzs
  Beck (Corps Security book 3) https://amzn.to/2qrjbG6
  Uncaged (Corps Security book 4) https://amzn.to/2ILvOna
  Cooper (Corps Security book 5) https://amzn.to/2ED24GH
  Locke (Corps Security book 6) https://amzn.to/2HskVaq
K Bromberg Sweet Cheeks https://amzn.to/2qbe91t
Katy Evans REAL https://amzn.to/2EhOkAU
  RACER https://amzn.to/2q5kEmh
Kelly Jamieson Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel https://amzn.to/2EjIajQ
Kennedy Ryan Long Shot https://amzn.to/2GRkY1H
Kindle Alexander Double Full https://amzn.to/2Gxv6NE
Laura Ward Because of You  
Laurelin Paige Free Me https://amzn.to/2GCnmFY
Leylah Attar 53 Letters For My Lover https://amzn.to/2IvwI6T
  The Paper Swan https://amzn.to/2JjorEk
  Mists of The Serengeti https://amzn.to/2Jh1WQq
Melanie Harlow Some Sort of Happy https://amzn.to/2q4x4dU
Melanie Moreland Into the Storm https://amzn.to/2Jl99yX
  Beneath the Scars https://amzn.to/2q5Wt7n
  Over the Fence https://amzn.to/2GAQTnx
  The Contract https://amzn.to/2H9ciBp
  The Baby Clause https://amzn.to/2uLx5se
  It Started with a Kiss https://amzn.to/2q590rl
  My Image of You https://amzn.to/2q2GQfY
  Bentley – Vested Interest #1 https://amzn.to/2IuJLWz
  Aiden – Vested Interest #2 https://amzn.to/2pMeM0Z
Melissa Collins As I Am https://amzn.to/2FgSv0a
Michelle Mankin The Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances series https://amzn.to/2Jl5FfS
  Outside https://amzn.to/2EjVrJ8
  Riptide https://amzn.to/2Gxp7sa
  Oceanside https://amzn.to/2uPfq2V
Natasha Madison Something so Unscripted https://amzn.to/2JjncVH
Nicole Edwards Sniper 1 Security series https://amzn.to/2GB2NtI
  Wait for Morning https://amzn.to/2q3Oesu
  Never Say Never https://amzn.to/2q2yoxg
  Tomorrow’s Too Late https://amzn.to/2GWZeRQ
Raine Miller Filthy Rich https://amzn.to/2Empdgq
RK Lilley Bad Things https://amzn.to/2qoAPub
Sawyer Bennett Atticus https://amzn.to/2EkkgVf
Sierra Simone American Queen https://amzn.to/2uLL41j
Susan Stoker Rescuing Wendy https://amzn.to/2uMnBgn
Timothy Hilke I am not Broken https://amzn.to/2q4ZB3a
Toni Aleo Overtime https://amzn.to/2GxtZcQ
Virna De Paul Kiss Talent Agency series https://amzn.to/2Ej9heI
  Book 1: Lip Action (Book 1) https://amzn.to/2H8iERm
  Book 2: Locking Lips (Book 2) https://amzn.to/2GxoZ7R
 
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Fund Information:

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness.
Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.

If you want to know more about Keith or why Denise does what she does, here is short video/interview that speaks to that!

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). At the end of the event, participating authors will pay AFSP directly.

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide. AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. Donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

LIFT 2018: The LIFT Auction is open for bidding! Monday, April 23 – Friday, April, 27!

BID | GIVE | LIFT Wear | GIVEAWAY | List of Auction Items

The LIFT Auction is open for bidding!

Monday, April 23 – Friday, April, 27

Bid Here: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Bid

Click here to enter the $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY celebrating LIFT!

It’s time! The LIFT 4 Autism auction is open for bidding until Friday, April 27, 5pm EST.

A few bidding tips

1. You must register to bid. This connects any bids you make to an email address and alerts you if someone submits a higher bid, or ultimately if you have the highest bid when the auction closes and you win.

Register, browse and bid here: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Bid

2. US Only v. International. Before you bid on an item, please note if it is marked Domestic (US Only) or International. If you are outside the US, bid on and win an item marked US Only/domestic, the donor is not obligated to ship Internationally, and the bid will instead be awarded to the next highest eligible bid.

3. There are about 350 items up for bid. For quick reference, you can view this rough list of items, or you can browse, scrolling from page to page, or you can use the search window to find a particular item.

5. When bidding closes, the person with the highest bid at that time is the winner and will be automatically alerted at the email address they used to register.

5. Pay for your bid when you receive the notification that you were the winning bidder. Failure to pay for the bid forfeits the item to the next highest bidder.

Don’t wanna bid? Here’s 2 other ways to give & be involved!

→Make a financial donation to Kulture City through the LIFT Campaign. (No amount is too small!)

GIVE HERE: http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Give

→Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…) All proceeds to Kulture City.

http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Tee

Just a few auction highlights:

All proceeds from the auction, TeeSpring campaign, and online donations go directly to Kulture City, our national charitable partner and the incredible work they do for ASD families. Learn more about their programs at kulturecity.org.

Contact us at liftauction@gmail.com with questions.

Don’t miss a thing!

LIFT Mailing List | Facebook Group | Instagram | Twitter

 

HOW YOU CAN SAVE THE WORLD and Enter to Win a $175 Prize Pack! @Carolyn_Arnold @RABTBookTours

How You Can Save the World and Enter to Win a $175 Prize Pack!

If you like action-packed adventure books that will keep you reading well into the wee hours, I would recommend The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh.”

–Jennly Reads

 

To celebrate the release of my second action adventure The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh, I’m offering up my largest prize pack to date! But, first let me tell you about the book…
When it came to writing The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh, I wanted to create a story in the same vein as City of Gold, maintaining what reviewers described as “a fast-paced action adventure” that is “akin to an Indiana Jones story set in modern times.” So in this second installment, archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his two closest friends set off for Egypt to save the world. I even splashed in a bit of the police action my readers know and love.
“Why does the world need saving?” you may ask, possibly skeptical. Well, an old friend and colleague of Matthew’s has discovered ancient hieroglyphics that hint at the whereabouts of an ancient Egyptian tomb and a mysterious treasure that is said to contain the knowledge of the universe. Beyond that, it can grant humans the ability to traverse Heaven and Earth, and it bestows whoever possesses it with great wealth and wisdom. Now, imagine something like that falling into the hands of terrorists or world powers set on domination… Needless to say, it could lead to global annihilation!
My hope is that The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh will provide readers with a thrill ride that digs into the depths of human nature when one is tempted by power. But if you’re looking for a slow build, this isn’t the book for you. Readers are immediately thrown into the heat of Egypt’s Western Desert, where Matthew’s friend Alexandria Leonard is about to make a life-altering discovery.
Here’s a snippet from the prologue of The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh (Matthew Connor Adventure series):
 
The sun had barely broken the horizon, but Alex was wide-awake and strapped into her safety harness. She had dreamed of this moment her entire life, and now that it was becoming reality, she could hardly believe it. Here she was at the age of forty and leading her first archaeological dig in Egypt’s Western Desert. Even more incredible was the fact that she and her team were on the brink of a monumental discovery.
They had detected a manmade tunnel that ran thirty-five feet beneath the ground and over 3,600 feet to the east. Where the tunnel ended, there was in a large open space that the ground-penetrating radar couldn’t identify.
Alex stood at the opening of the hole with her site foreman, Jeff Webb; a hieroglyphics expert named Jasper Blair; and two of four laborers, Seth and Timal. They would be responsible for lowering her down.
She took a deep breath, preparing her mind for the descent and the cramped space. Her team had only dug out a well of about four feet in diameter. The position she was in when she went down would be the way she’d stay, as there would be no room to flip over.
She wiped the back of her arm across her forehead to wick away the sweat that kept dripping down her face. She pinched her eyes shut, wishing she had her favorite blue sweatband from high school, when wearing one had been all the rage—back around the time when belonging to a Tape of the Month Club was the thing to do.
She let her long, blond hair down from the ponytail she’d had it in and redid it, tighter this time, pulling it into a messy bun. Back home in northern Michigan, she rarely put her hair up, reserving that for times when she was focused on her work or studies, but in this part of the world, she often wore it up. Even a warm breeze on the back of her neck was better than none at all.
“Good thing you skipped the second course last night,” Jeff teased her.
Not that size was an issue for either of them. She was lean and athletic, and while Jeff had a solid build, he was trim with narrow shoulders.
“Same goes for you,” she tossed back with a smile. She’d known him for years and worked on several digs with him. He’d been the one who had removed two of the stone bricks from the tunnel’s ceiling to create the small opening through which they could descend. He’d been down there to set up a radio module and transmitting antenna that enabled communication between whoever was underground and whoever was on the surface.
Jeff moved behind her and tightened her harness. “Ah!” She sucked air in through gritted teeth. “Maybe just leave enough room for me to breathe.”
He loosened the restraints slightly. “Good?”
She managed to slip her fingers between the straps and her rib cage. “It’ll do.”
He turned to face her again. “Here’s your radio.” Jeff handed her an earpiece that worked with the radio he’d put in place.
“Talk into it for me,” he told her.
She tapped a button on the earpiece and said, “Hello, hello, hello.” She smirked at her mock echo.
Jeff laughed. “I heard you loud and clear. In surround sound, actually. All right, one more thing.” He popped a miner hat on her head, and she fastened the chin strap. “I think it’s best if we lower you feetfirst so that you can be positioned upright in the tunnel.” Jeff’s demeanor became serious.
Alex nodded and looked down again. It was a good thing that she wasn’t claustrophobic or afraid of being suspended by a rope and lowered helplessly into the ground. And while she might not battle with many fears, part of her was as terrified as she was excited about the prospect of setting foot where no one—besides Jeff briefly—had likely been in thousands of years. But this was just meant to be a brief look-see, and she’d be going solo. When she set out in earnest to explore the tunnel, she’d take members of her team with her.
She reached for the gold chain around her neck and pinched the tiny pendant that dangled from it. The Eye of Horus, also known as the Eye of Ra, was an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection. Out here in the desert, she needed all the help she could get. She kissed it and tucked it back beneath her shirt.
“Are you ready?” Jeff asked.
She met Jeff’s eyes and flicked on the headlamp. “I’m ready.”
Jeff pulled an LED flare from his back pocket, turned it on, and tossed it into the hole. Watching the light descend emphasized just how far down it was to the tunnel.
Once it hit the ground, Jeff rolled his hand toward Seth and Timal. “You heard her. Down she goes.”
More sweat dripped from her brow, and she wiped her forehead again. And things were just heating up out here—if you could call already being a hundred degrees “just heating up.” As it was, waves of heat were cutting through the air like ribbons on the horizon, and it was only eight o’clock in the morning.
She looked around at her crew, steadying her thoughts and locking on to her resolve to make history. Great men and women made a habit of stepping outside their comfort zones, living on the edge, and testing out unchartered waters. And she wanted to be among them, to make a difference in the world by unearthing what remained of long gone great empires. Sometimes that required delving into the unknown.
She shook her fanciful musings aside. After all, they may not have discovered anything more than an empty tunnel.
She sat on the ledge, dangling her legs inside the hole. She tugged on the rope secured to her harness, which was connected to a rigging system that Seth and Timal would use to lower her. She glanced at Seth and Timal, confident in their abilities to guide her safely down and back up again. And with one more look at Jeff, she pushed off, letting herself become suspended.
Her heart thumped against her rib cage as she was lowered. She reached out and touched the makeshift walls that her men had put in place to prevent a cave-in. Her fingertips brushed against some sand, and it was slightly cool to the touch, but the air around her was still hot. A few of the granules sprinkled down the shaft.
About six feet beneath the ground, she felt incredibly alone. Although, it was also quiet and peaceful.
As Jeff’s form continued to become smaller above her and the space she was in became more shadowed, brief apprehension lanced through her. But the allure of what lie ahead silenced her anxiety.
 
If you can take the heat, grab your hat and sunscreen and strap yourself in for an unforgettable adventure. Order your copy of The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh today.
 
 
 

Save-the-World Contest Details

What’s at stake?

$175 USD prize pack!
 

The winner will save the world by:

Saying goodbye to plastic bags with an environmentally friendly grocery tote.

By exchanging their plastic water bottles with an environmentally friendly stainless-steel water bottle.

By foregoing the paper cup and opting for an environmentally friendly stainless-steel travel mug.

 

They’ll also receive:

A premium square keychain

A signed hardcover copy of The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh

The ability to name a character in one of Carolyn’s upcoming books!

 

Contest Deadline:

Sunday, April 22nd.
How to Enter:
  1. Buy The Secret of the Lost Pharaohin e-book before April 22nd.
  2. In the Table of Contents, you’ll see a chapter entitled “SAVE THE WORLD GIVEAWAY.”
  3. Click the “SAVE THE WORLD GIVEAWAY” chapter link, and there you’ll find the link to the entry form.
  4. Complete the form by April 22nd and you’re entered.
 
The winner will be selected randomly on April 23rd and notified by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing via email by May 1st and contacted for their shipping information.
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The Relaunch of The Billionaire’s Obsession Series. From NY Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, J.S. Scott @AuthorJSScott @isajones75

 

From NY Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal
Bestselling Author, J.S. Scott.
We have the pleasure in bringing you today
The Relaunch of
The Billionaire’s Obsession Series.
Meet Jan’s sexy, hot, alpha, Billionaires.
Who will become your next obsession…..

 

 

The Billionaire’s Obsession~ Simon
NOW FREE on all Venues!!!

 

Down on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she’s never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger to her emotional sanity?

 

Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants…until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he’s never experienced and definitely doesn’t like. For over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

 

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Heart of the Billionaire~ Sam

 

Billionaire Sam Hudson has pretty much lived his life with no apologies because he tries never to do anything that he’s sorry about…except for what he had done in the past to Dr. Madeline Reynolds. Many years and regrets later, Sam meets up with Maddie again by chance; his brother Simon is marrying Maddie’s best friend and the two of them are forced to be civil. But Sam wants to be more than polite, and he wants another chance to make things right, so he offers Maddie a bold proposition, an offer he knows she’ll have a very hard time declining even though she hates him.

 

Dr. Madeline Reynolds adores her best friend Kara and her fiancé Simon, but being forced into the company of Sam Hudson, because they are both in Simon and Kara’s wedding, is pure torture. She’s hated Sam for years, but when he offers her a bargain, something near and dear to her heart, she’s torn between her dislike for the man and the offer of something she’s always desperately wanted. Once, Sam Hudson nearly destroyed her, but Maddie discovers that sometimes things aren’t always what they appear to be. Is Sam really a devious heart-breaker, or is there something more to him beneath the surface?

 

Can two people with so many years of hurt between them learn to trust each other again?

 

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The Billionaire’s Salvation~ Max

 

Billionaire Max Hamilton thought he was finally starting to find contentment, more than two years after losing his wife Mia in a tragic drowning accident.

 

He’d been reunited with a sister he hadn’t realized existed. Finally he had family again, a reprieve from the pain and loneliness that had haunted him since his devastating loss. Yeah…he was as happy as a man could be, considering he had lost the other half of his soul and most of his heart when fate had torn his wife away from him.

 

Or so he believed…until the day he rescued a mysterious woman in the park, a female who somehow had managed to reignite a part of him that he thought was long dead…
Suddenly, Max’s protective, dominant, possessive male instincts flare to life, leaving him at a loss as to how lightning could possibly strike twice in one lifetime. Is he truly being given another chance at real happiness, or would it be dangled in front of him, only to be taken away once again?

 

Find out by reading The Billionaire’s Salvation, Book 3 in The New York Times Bestselling series, The Billionaire’s Obsession. This is a complete contemporary erotic romance novel with no cliffhangers!

 

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The Billionaire’s Game~ Kade

 

With his professional football career over due to a tragic accident, billionaire Kade Harrison takes on the task of solving a mystery for his brother-in-law and friend, Max Hamilton. Without his former career to fill every minute of the day, Kade’s looking for something to challenge him–now that he’s lost the career that had meant everything to him. But what starts out as a simple favor soon becomes a whole lot more than he bargained for when the woman he’s seeking slips away from him every time he gets close to finding her. When Kade does finally corner her, things start to get even more complicated. Asha Paritala is nothing like he expected, and the female he had tracked down as a favor for Max soon becomes a woman he wants for his very own, a woman who makes protective and highly predatory instincts he didn’t know he had flare to life inside him. Kade soon discovers that he wants Asha’s total surrender to the desire and passion that vibrates intensely between the two of them, but he also wants her trust, the one thing Asha’s history makes it difficult for her to give. Can Kade convince her that some things are worth risking it all?

 

Caught between two worlds, Asha Paritala is homeless, broke and damaged from a life of abuse and neglect. Born of an American mother and an Indian immigrant father, Asha was raised as an Indian woman by a foster family after the death of her natural parents when she was little more than a baby. She’s spent her entire life under the control of others until finally breaking free two years earlier, and she’s determined to keep her freedom, even if it means she has to struggle to survive. But when she meets Kade Harrison, her resolve is tested. After Kade helps her through a bad situation, she finds herself beginning to trust Kade as she’s never trusted a man before. Kade is everything she always thought a man should be, but can she lose herself in him completely when she knows she’s damaged and confused. And is it really possible that she could be a lost sibling to two people like Max Hamilton and Maddie Hudson? Asha is tempted by the possibility of family, and the irresistible lure of a man like Kade Harrison. Can a woman caught between two cultures, so flawed and so backward, really reach out and take what she wants, or will the instinct to run from the pain of her past destroy the hope of happiness for her future?

 

Find out if two broken souls can heal each other in The Billionaire’s Game, book 4 of The Billionaire’s Obsession series!!

 

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Billionaire Undone~ Travis

 

After four years of working for “the billionaire boss from hell” Ally Caldwell thinks she finally has her life on the right track. Her fiancé is out of dental school, ready to go to work at a thriving practice, and it would finally be her turn to go back and finish her college degree. Unfortunately, her carefully planned future crumbles when she finds out that her fiancé, the man she’d nearly killed herself to help get through school, has been cheating on her. With her wedding looming in the near future, Ally’s blindsided, realizing she’d never even knew the man she’d been planning to marry. Suddenly, her carefully organized life is turned upside down, and not one single thing is turning out the way it was supposed to happen. Even her boss, Travis the Tyrant, is beginning to act differently, throwing Ally into an even more confused and chaotic state of mind. Travis, the one man who she’d always counted on to be a jerk, was now the guy who actually steps up to try and help her straighten her life out again. Unfortunately, she doesn’t much care for his highhanded arrogance or his methods of “helping.” Ally wants to hate Travis. It makes her life so much simpler to fight with him than to admit to the combustible chemistry growing between the two of them. But as she begins to see more and more of the real Travis beneath his dark façade, she can’t seem to resist the dangerous lure of their unlikely attraction.

 

Billionaire Travis Harrison does everything he possibly can to repair the Harrison name after a scandal nearly destroyed his family years ago. He makes sure he keeps himself and his actions in check, his emotions buried under a thick layer of ice. Only his secretary and assistant, Alison Caldwell, makes him come close to losing his carefully constructed image. The obstinate female keeps shoving him closer and closer to the edge of sanity every single day. But when he finds out about her fiancé’s betrayal, his protective instincts roar to life inside him, making him want to ensure she’s never hurt again. The only problem is…Ally doesn’t want his help, and the infuriating woman does everything she can to push him away, even as the two of them are swept into an undeniable passion that neither of them can possibly ignore. Before long, Travis finds himself in ruthless pursuit of something much more important and elusive than just a business deal.

 

Can these two very different, very stubborn people actually be meant to be together? Find out if Travis and Ally can let down their defenses and surrender to a love so powerful it will rock them to the depths of their souls in Billionaire Undone, Book Five of The Billionaire’s Obsession series.

 

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Billionaire Unmasked~ Jason

 

Jason Sutherland is a billionaire investor who has it all: good looks, billions of dollars, and every expensive toy a man could ever want. What he doesn’t have is the one thing he wants the most: Hope Sinclair. Unfortunately Hope, the little sister of his best friend, was off limits. But when he finds out that she’s getting married, he decides that he’s staking his claim before it’s too late, and it will take more than a little deception and risk to accomplish his goal. Hope could end up hating his guts, but after spending one forbidden night with her that he can’t forget, he knows he has to try to make her his forever.

 

Hope Sinclair was born into money, but being rich has never made her happy. The one thing she wants is a man to care about her and not her bank account. The closest thing she’s ever found to real happiness was the magical, passionate night she’d spent in the arms of Jason Sutherland…until that night turned into heartbreak. So when he unexpectedly comes back into her life in the strangest of ways, Hope is determined to resist her attraction to him.

 

Thrown together by Jason’s deception and with their passion still burning hot, can the two of them survive after the billionaire is unmasked?

 

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Billionaire Untamed~ Tate

 

Lara Bailey isn’t in Rocky Springs for the hot springs, the resort activities or the fabulous skiing. She has come to Colorado for one reason and one reason only: to find and get close to Marcus Colter, the eldest Colter brother. Unfortunately, trouble finds her in the form of Tate Colter rather than Marcus. The youngest Colter brother is arrogant, cocky, smart, and tenacious in his attempts to find out why she wants to find Marcus even though she’s never met him. Lara isn’t willing to divulge that information, and Tate is determined to uncover her motives. It makes Tate one hot, wickedly sexy, adorably dimpled, alpha male pain in her backside.

 

Lara is really confused when Tate helps her out of a difficult and potentially dangerous situation. It leaves Lara wondering if he really is the cocky, arrogant jerk that he pretends to be, or if there isn’t much more to Tate Colter than she’d initially thought.

 

Tate Colter wants Lara Bailey in his bed…badly. When she completely blows him off and ignores him when they meet, he’s even more determined to find out her secrets and get her to submit to the molten desire that radiates between the two of them. The fact that she’s one tough female, a woman who can give back exactly what he dishes out, makes her even more intriguing to him.

 

Sparks fly as Tate and Lara become involved in a battle of wits and wills that will ignite flames of passion and desire like neither one of them have ever experienced. But when deception is discovered and a betrayal takes place, can these two adversaries who are so much alike work together without letting the white-hot passion burning between them incinerate them both?

 

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Billionaire Unbound~ Chloe

 

Chloe Colter is finally able to fulfill her dream of getting married after over a decade of school to become an equine vet. But her dreams of a perfect life are shattered when her fiancé becomes abusive, forcing her to finally break away from a destructive relationship.
Life has always been simple for Gabe Walker…until the moment he kisses Chloe Colter at a New Year’s Eve party. He wants her, and he’s used to getting what he wants. Can he convince Chloe to accept a job at his horse ranch so he can see her every day and slowly watch her passion emerge as she learns to trust a man again?

 

The fire between Gabe and Chloe burns hot, but can Chloe finally let go of her horrifying life before Gabe and give him a chance?, Is she strong enough to reach out and take a man who wants her, doesn’t want to change her, and who cares about her exactly as she is? or will the emotional turmoil of how Gabe makes her feel make it even harder for her to heal, and force her to walk away?

 

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Billionaire Undaunted~ Zane
My name is Ellie Winters, and I’m one of those unfortunate women you hear about on the news—but you never think my fate will ever happen to you. Not that I blame you for believing that. Honestly, I thought the same thing, until I became a statistic, a missing person who was assumed dead. Wrong place, wrong time.
Except…I’m not dead. Not yet. I was kidnapped, shackled, beaten, and deprived of the basic necessities, and pretty much left to find a slow, painful demise. I’m hanging on, but just barely. I’m not even sure what I’m waiting for since there’s no hope for me, nobody waiting for me. I had finally given up, resigned myself to my inevitable death…when the one man who could make me want to live again finds me more dead than alive. After so many months in captivity, I’m lost, hopelessly damaged. Is it even possible for me to come out of the darkness and into the light again?
Zane Colter challenges me to live again, laugh again, live my life again. But I’m not sure if I’ll ever be the same woman I was before I was held captive by a madman. Yet, he doesn’t give up, and I couldn’t ignore the white-hot passion that sizzled between the two of us.
He’s everything I’ve ever wanted, everything I’ve always needed.
Tender–but stubborn.
Logical–but understanding.
Sweet–but hot, demanding and possessive.
As we fall into each other, both hungry for a passion we’ve never known, I wonder if I can be what Zane needs when I’m struggling to find myself again.
And when I’m finally healed, I’ll have a choice to make: Do I try to hang onto him forever, or will letting go be my only option?…
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Billionaire Unknown~ Blake

Harper

 

I was perfectly content with my life. My career was booming. I traveled. I did as much charity work as I possibly could for the homeless, and I was perfectly happy with the choices I’d made.

 

At least…I was–until my sister, Dani, came up missing. As an international correspondent, she traveled to war-torn countries, and she’d stepped a little too far over the line. With my sibling kidnapped and running out of time, I had no option except to approach Marcus Colter for help.

 

Seeing Marcus again after having him break my heart over a decade ago wasn’t easy, but to my relief, the old feelings I thought I might still harbor for him were completely gone. He was like a stranger to me. After meeting with him, my only emotion was gratitude that he was going to try to rescue my sister.

 

Before I could relax about feeling nothing for Marcus, I met Blake Colter, and realized every emotion I thought I’d have for Marcus was suddenly present for the gorgeous US senator.

 

It was ridiculous. I hadn’t seen Blake since we were kids.

 

How could I have given myself to Marcus so many years ago, yet have these feelings for his twin brother, Blake? The more time I spent with Blake, waiting for my sister to be rescued, the more confused I became about my attraction to him.  Then, my entire world came crashing down when I found out that everything I thought was true for over a decade wasn’t the truth at all.  What happens when a woman finds out that a man she’d both loved and hated for over a decade never really existed at all?
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Billionaire Unveiled~ Marcus
What happens when a man you’ve always hated turns out to be the one who saves you, risking his own life to rescue you from certain death?
Lines are blurred.
Everything you’ve always thought was true isn’t quite so clear anymore.

 

Dani

 

I’ve always hated Marcus Colter. I have since high school. We antagonize each other every time we meet, and I thought our dislike was mutual, until he ends up saving my life on a suicide mission to rescue me from my captors, men who would have killed me if not for Marcus. Everything that happens after that successful, crazy, and dangerous mission confuses me.

 

Turns out, not only is Marcus incredibly brave, but he also has a gruff kindness that I never knew existed. His quiet strength sees me through my pain and fear after he pulls me out of the danger zone.

 

I’m not sure what to think of Marcus Colter anymore.

 

He’s still the bossy alpha male who drives me crazy, but I eventually discover that there’s so much more to Marcus than what’s on the surface.

 

Apparently, I’ve never known the real Marcus Colter.

 

Maybe nobody does…

 

Please Note: Billionaire Unveiled is a full-length novel of approximately 65k words. Bonus material is included at the end Billionaire Unveiled, a sneak peek of The Billionaire’s Secret by J.S. Scott.
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Billionaire Unloved~ Jett
Ruby:

 

My name is Ruby Kent, and I’m homeless, a virgin, and terrified when I’m kidnapped by human traffickers and put up for sale on the auction block. I’m for sale to the highest bidder, and I have no idea what my future will be, but I know it’s not going to be good.
I’m waiting for a chance to escape, and that opportunity finally comes after I’m bought and paid for.

 

Unfortunately, I have no idea that Jett Lawson has been sent to rescue me, not hurt me, and even after we’re both injured during my desperate attempt to run away, he still wants to take care of me.

 

Problem is, I have no idea how to trust anyone, or let anybody help me. I’ve always been alone. It’s safer that way.
Jett Lawson is a mystery to me, an enigma that just gets more complicated with every nice thing he does for me.
Is it possible for a woman like me to find happiness with a billionaire?
Probably not, but the more I get to know Jett, the harder is is to resist the lure of having a safe place to be, and a man like no other.

 

Jett is scarred just like me, but his wounds are all on the outside.

 

Mine are carved all over my soul.

 

Can two wounded people help each other heal, or will our profound differences tear us apart?

 

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Trigger Warning: This book contains themes of sexual assault and child abuse. Although there are no first-hand accounts of these topics in the story, they are discussed openly in this novel.

 

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Coming out August 28th 2018.

 

 

 

J.S. “Jan” Scott is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary steamy romance stories and paranormal romance.
They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can’t seem to write them any other way!
She lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two very spoiled German Shepherds.

 

 

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Every April it’s amazing to see the romance reading community rally around families living with Autism. A few years ago, authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan launched LIFT 4 Autism, the charitable initiative raising funds for ASD families during Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

With 1 in every 68 children diagnosed, Autism is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. Many of the therapies and services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It can be an expensive and difficult diagnosis to navigate.This year’s charitable partner, Kulture City, does incredible things for ASD families. Discover more about their programs at kulturecity.org.

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