Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Book Tour + #Giveaway - Fated Mates Multi-Author Anthology - #ParanormalRomance #ReverseHarem #Shifter

Fated Mates Anthology
Genre: Paranormal Romance and RH Shifter
with stories by:

Ivy Quinn || Angelique Armae || Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk || Brantwijn Serrah || Bella Andrews || USA Today bestselling author Shelique Lize || Julie Trettel || Khardine Gray || Valia Lind || April Canavan || Keira Blackwood and Liza Street || Athena Phoenix || JS Bright and Holly Holston || Candace Sams || Heather Young-Nichols and J.A. Hardt || Crystal Ash || Sarah Zolton Arthur || Daniella Clark || C. J. Beaumont || Miranda Harvey and Cate Alexander || Aria Adams || Elena Gray and Kelli McCracken || AJ Anders and Amanda Perry || Erica Gerald Mason

Seductive supernaturals. Steamy reverse harems. A collection that’s destined to make you fall in love.

Alpha females, powerful packs, sexy shifters, and dark immortals war for dominance in these 23 addictive, entrancing tales.

Join USA Today bestselling authors along with hot new talent as they bring you the Paranormal Romance and Reverse Harem boxed set you've been waiting for.

Don’t let destiny pass you by. One-click now and claim your Fated Mates today!

**23 stories for only .99 cents!!**




**scroll through the slideshow to find out more about the authors!!**


Want some freebies? Here's two awesome anthologies that are tied to the Fated Mates set!!

 

  Fate's Call                   Fierce & Fated

          Amazon * Apple * B&N              Amazon * Apple * B&N * Kobo




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Friday, 22 March 2019

Book Tour + #Giveaway - Slave Shipwreck Saga - Michael Smorenburg @SmorieTheWriter #historical #thriller

The Praying Nun
Slave Shipwreck Saga Book 1
by Michael Smorenburg
Genre: Historical Thriller


An uncharted shipwreck, the mysteries she hides, and the brutalized souls who suffered her holds.

In 1985 two divers discovered an ancient uncharted shipwreck off South Africa's Cape of Storms. Salvaging the wreck only inflames the enigma with the trail of secrets compounding and the wreck refusing to yield her identity. Countless vessels, some crammed with bullion, have joined this ship graveyard over the centuries, but what sort of galleon was this, leaving only cannon, cannon balls and scant few clues behind? Three decades pass before the Smithsonian of Washington solves the riddle.

It's 1794 on the fevered coast of Mozambique. Chikunda and his wife Mkiwa, stripped naked and shackled, are heaved aboard the São José de Africa. Only a miracle may save them from the horrors below deck where more than 400 fellow slaves are crammed. But nobody can guess what fate has in store.

If you're a Wilbur Smith or Clive Cussler fan, you will be riveted by this fact-inspired fictionalized tale by Michael Smorenburg, based as it is by personal experience, extensive research and the legacy of artifacts salvaged from the São José de Africa. Pick it up now to go on the adventure of a lifetime.


The Reckoning
Slave Shipwreck Saga Book 2

A slave evades re-capture after his slave ship is wrecked at the treacherous Cape of Good Hope, only to face handing himself over when his wife goes missing with the man who rescued them. A tale of hope, fear and most of all, the yearning for freedom.

It's 1794 and the slave trade is at its ugly peak. When the Portuguese slave ship Sao Jose Paquete de Africa shipwrecks at the Cape of Good Hope, only two hundred of the four hundred slaves aboard survive.

Chikunda and his pregnant wife evade re-capture only to face the impassable cliffs of Table Mountain. With the wild South Atlantic at their backs, Cape Town's gallows and whipping post to the north, the British garrison blocking escape to the south, and dangers of an untamed African coast to the east of a vast mountain range, escape seems impossible.

When Chikunda's wife goes missing, he has a monumental choice to make. Pick up The Reckoning now and lose yourself in a world you never could have imagined, a world where freedom slips ever more out of a man's grasp.



Michael Smorenburg (b. 1964) grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. An entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, in 1995 Michael moved to California where he founded a business consultancy and online media and marketing engine in the burgeoning internet. In 2003 he returned to South Africa where he launched a security company. In 2015 he divested of the business to write full time. Michael's greatest love is the ocean, keeping up with the latest breakthroughs in science, understanding the cosmos and sharing all he learns.




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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Cover Reveal - THE DEVIL TAKE YOU is back and better than ever - Coming soon to an e-reader near you

Epic Historical Romance
The Devil Take You
is back  

I believe your stay in purgatory has only just begun…

Braelynn Galbraith wants peace for her beloved Scotland, marriage to her childhood sweetheart, and a house full of children. In that order. But evil incarnate in the form of Gard Marschand, turns her life inside out and destroys all hope of a decent marriage.

Known in the Highlands as the legendary devil, Gard Marschand, raids his way across Scotland and England amassing power and property in his malevolent wake. He will stop at nothing in his pursuit to regain what is lost—even conceal his true identity and associate with his enemies. His determination is all-consuming until he and his men, lay siege to Ross-shire and one feisty Scottish lass obliterates his single-minded purpose.

Can Gard abandon his deep-seated need for revenge for a love that just might save his rotten soul? Or will he succumb to the demons that hound him and surrender to the devil within?


Expected release date - April 5th, 2019



Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Book Tour + #Giveaway - The Donet Trilogy

To Tame the Wind
The Donet Trilogy Book 1
by Regan Walker
Genre: Historical Romance

A sea adventure like no other, a riveting romance!” – SHIRLEE BUSBEE, NY Times Bestselling author

Paris 1782…AN INNOCENT IS TAKEN

All Claire Donet knew was the world inside the convent walls in Saint-Denis. She had no idea her beloved papa was a pirate. But when he seized Simon Powell's schooner, the English privateer decided to take the thing his enemy held most dear...her.

A BATTLE IS JOINED

The waters between France and England roil with the clashes of Claire's father and her captor as the last year of the American Revolution rages on the sea, spies lurk in Paris and Claire’s passion for the English captain rises.



Echo in the Wind
The Donet Trilogy Book 2

"Regan Walker sweeps you away to a time and place you'll NEVER want to leave!" ~ Danelle Harmon, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

England and France 1784

Cast out by his noble father for marrying the woman he loved, Jean Donet took to the sea, becoming a smuggler, delivering French brandy and tea to the south coast of England. When his young wife died, he nearly lost his sanity. In time, he became a pirate and then a privateer, vowing to never again risk his heart.

As Donet’s wealth grew, so grew his fame as a daring ship’s captain, the terror of the English Channel in the American War. When his father and older brother die in a carriage accident in France, Jean becomes the comte de Saintonge, a title he never wanted.

Lady Joanna West cares little for London Society, which considers her its darling. Marriage in the ton is either dull or disastrous. She wants no part of it. To help the poor in Sussex, she joins in their smuggling. Now she is the master of the beach, risking her reputation and her life. One night off the coast of Bognor, Joanna encounters the menacing captain of a smuggling ship, never realizing he is the mysterious comte de Saintonge.

Can Donet resist the English vixen who entices him as no other woman? Will Lady Joanna risk all for an uncertain chance at love in the arms of the dashing Jean Donet?



A Fierce Wind
The Donet Trilogy Book 3

"Simply Magnificent!" – Stew Ross, author of Where Did They Put the Guillotine?

France 1794. 
Zoé Ariane Donet was in love with love until she met the young commander of the royalist army fighting the revolutionaries tearing apart France. When the dashing young general is killed, she joins the royalist cause, rescuing émigrés fleeing Robespierre’s Reign of Terror.

One man watches over her: Frederick West, the brother of an English earl, who has known Zoé since she was a precocious ten-year-old child. At sixteen, she promised great beauty, the flower of French womanhood about to bloom. Now, four years later, as the Terror seizes France by the throat, Zoé has become a beautiful temptress Freddie vows to protect with his life.

But English spies don’t live long in Revolutionary France.



Regan Walker is an award-winning, #1 Amazon bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. She writes historically authentic novels with real historical figures along with her fictional characters. Among the awards she has won are the International Book Award for Romance Fiction, the San Diego Book Award for Best Historical Romance, the RONE Award for her medievals and the Gold Medal Illumination Award.




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Monday, 18 March 2019

Book Tour + #Giveaway - What a Lord Wants - by Anna Harrington @AHarrington2875 #Historical #Romance


What a Lord Wants
Capturing the Carlisles Book 5
by Anna Harrington
Genre: Historical Romance 

THE ART OF SEDUCTION

Dominick Mercer, Marquess of Ellsworth, leads a double life. In public, he’s one of the most respected peers in England. But in private, he’s notorious Italian painter Domenico Vincenzo, a man known as well for his scandalous lifestyle as his visionary paintings. He’s determined to paint a masterpiece and put his real name on it, thus freeing him from this dual existence that’s becoming difficult to maintain. The problem? His model is the most unusual woman he’s ever met and the only one fit for his masterpiece. And she’s keeping secrets of her own.

Eve Winslow is determined to live life to its fullest by bouncing from one madcap escapade to another. So when a misunderstanding brings her to Vincenzo’s studio, she simply cannot refuse the adventure of being his model, or his rakish charms. Soon Eve’s adventure turns into scandal, and the only person who can save her is the same man who causes her downfall—a man who refuses to put anything before his art, including love.

Top pick! Sensual and arousing. Harrington spins her tale with care as she gives her memorable characters a lively plot and depth of emotion that captivates her fans, who can’t wait for the next chapter.”—RT Book Reviews on When the Scoundrel Sins

"The characters are fabulously crafted and gloriously complicated…the author balances the dark with a light, witty humor and a sexual tension that adds sizzle to every scene…How I Married a Marquess is intense, satisfying, and cleverly unpredictable. Consider me a freshly minted fan of Harrington’s style of happy ever after.”—USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog on How I Married a Marquess

“Harrington creates fast-paced, lively romances with unconventional characters and plot. For her second novel, she adds heated sensuality and a gothic twist. There is little doubt that she is fast becoming a fan favorite.”—RT Book Reviews on Along Came a Rogue

**easily read as a standalone!!**




I love good stories that end in happily ever afters, and if they’ve made me cry along the way, even better. That’s why I love to write romances and to share those special moments. Dashing heroes, indepedent heroines, and romantic settings in a some English country estate or elegant townhouse, perhaps a masquerade...all the things I love about historical romances, all the things I hope you’ll enjoy when you read mine.






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Thursday, 14 March 2019

The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader - Anniversary Celebration + #Giveaway @Readeropolis

The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader turns one year old this March. [Cue the party music!] The time has flown by so quickly. My to-be-read list has expanded even faster. As a reader, you know that is both a good and bad thing. LOL!



YouTube for the Bookish?


YouTube.com is the second most visited website in the world - where over 1.9 billion logged-in users visit each month. And each day, people watch over a billion hours of video and generate billions of views. While many people are aware of the music videos, make-up channels and gaming channels on the platform, far fewer know about the great bookish content available on YouTube. BookTube is a community of content creators on YouTube that film videos about books. The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader is a daily online newspaper featuring social shares from booktubers (including authortubers) and some bookish neighbors (like bloggers and readers). Are you familiar with BookTube?



Once Upon A Time...


Between changes in YouTube's algorithm and my book reading taste, it was a struggle for me to keep up with my favorite booktubers and keep a look-out for new booktubers. I knew many other fans of BookTube were having similar problems.

When YouTube changed it's monetization rules in early 2018, many people, including myself, worried about it's overall impact on small content creators. As I looked at my personal BookTube channel list, I thought, "What can I do to help support and encourage bookish content creators?" Then poof! The idea for The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader popped into my head. [Yes, with a poof]. What started out as an idea in March of 2018 has morphed into a passion project with an online newspaper and email newsletter.


Find Your Next Favorite...


One of the goals of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader project is to help you find your next favorite booktuber. Check out the Videos section of TBYSDR for suggestions on bookish YouTube videos to watch. It features over 25 videos each day. https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/videos

Another goal of the project is to help you find your next great read. In The BookTube Your Shelf web newspaper, you'll find a variety of posts like:
  • Book News
  • Book Giveaways
  • Book Reviews
  • Videos about Books
  • Videos about Reading
  • Videos about Writing
  • Book Trailers


Don't Miss A Thing.


Don't struggle with searching for book-related videos in the YouTube hay stack. Subscribe to The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader Email Newsletter to have the paper delivered to  your email inbox. https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

Be sure to "Like" the TBYSDR Facebook page to stay up-to-date on the latest edition. https://www.facebook.com/BookTubeYourShelf/



But wait... there's more!


During March I will be hosting a month-long event called BookTube Z to A, highlighting BookTube channels on YouTube, at the Readeropolis book blog. Look for the hashtag #BookTubeZtoA on your favorite social sites.  

You can follow all of the anniversary celebration events by joining the Facebook anniversary event page (click "Going" to get updates): https://www.facebook.com/events/358689728051151/


So, let's chat in in the comments.

Do you watch book-related videos on YouTube? What are some of your favorite BookTube Channels?

Have you checked out the latest edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader?


BookTube, keep doing what you're doing. You're hands down amazing!



Mayor Sonni: Reader extraordinaire. Mayor of the Readeropolis book blog. Content curator. Lover of books, lists, sweet tea, and vacations. Well, not necessarily in that order.

Are you connected? You can find her all over the Internet under the handle Readeropolis.





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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Book Tour + #Giveaway - Blood & Whiskey - by Meredith Allison @mallisonwrites #historical #thriller

Blood and Whiskey
A Scalisi Family Novel #1
by 
Meredith Allison
Genre: Historical Thriller


1924 Chicago is a turf war: the North Side against the South Side. Booze, guns, money, and blood are all currency here.

Prohibition is a breeding ground for the rise of organized crime in America, and for the ambitious, it means building a fortune.

Mia Scalisi, a street-smart showgirl, has big dreams of leaving behind the small-time supper club she performs at night after night. She wants to see her name in lights—and maybe even on the silver screen. And her brother Nick, an ambitious Mafia capo determined to be the next underworld prince, promises to use the spoils of his new liquor deal to make it happen.

With the career of her dreams within her reach and friends like Al Capone and Johnny Torrio, Mia’s future has never looked brighter, and she turns a blind eye to Nick’s criminal activities and morally bankrupt ways…until it all catches up with them.

Too late, Mia discovers ambition always comes with a price, and that price must be paid—in blood.

When her world implodes, there's only one thing she cares about after the dust settles.

Revenge.

**On Sale now for only $2.99!!**




Meredith Allison has embraced her nerdiness from youth, with minor jaunts of attempting to be "cool" during high school and college. Spoiler alert: she was unsuccessful at fooling anyone. After this dark period, she returned to the light, embracing her bookish nature and penchant for action and horror films, bloody survivalist video games (she's looking at you, Resident Evil and Call of Duty) interspersed with the occasional sweeping fantasy adventure RPG (Final Fantasy, anyone?). Along the way, she developed her knack for storytelling, which began when she was a mere child-person many moons ago.

Meredith is a writer (and reader) of many kinds of fiction, but in particular spy thrillers, military-esque suspense, and historical crime. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, she is by proxy a Huskers fan (GO BIG RED!), as UNL is her undergraduate alma mater, and moonlights as an obligatory Blue Jays fan due to completing her graduate MFA studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

When she emerges from her writing cave, blinking in dismay at having to be exposed to the cruel light of day yet again, she can be found romping with her two Pomeranians, serving her overlord cat, hanging with her husband, battling it out with the undead or practicing a new kind of magery on her PlayStation, or simply huddled in a dark corner somewhere with just enough light to read a favorite book. Other interests include baking, cooking, and blogging about new restaurants.

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Amazon * Goodreads




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