Monday, 30 December 2019

New Release + #Giveaway - A Critical Tangent - by Reily Garrett @reily_garrett [Moonlight & Murder, bk 1] #thriller #RomanticSuspense

Title: A Critical Tangent
Series: Moonlight & Murder #1
Author: Reily Garrett
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: December 29, 2019


Enter a world where ignorance and darkness mask deceit and chaos.

Katherine Tallerman’s focus on designing drones is shattered after her prototype records her roommate’s murder. Captured video details the masked killer’s promise to find his remote witness and finish the job.

Experience has taught good reason for not trusting any cop, especially when they come knocking on her door. Unfortunately for Keiki, their suspicions narrow when the second of her trio of friends disappears without a trace.

Conflicting evidence at a brutal crime scene leaves gossamer threads weaving a complicated web of lies and deceit. Every lead Detective Garnett finds steers the investigation to a deeper, darker network entangling the young coed in a labyrinth of cunning subterfuge.

Garnett is torn between following the letter of the law and protecting the witness determined to clear her name. Can he earn Keiki’s trust in time to save her life, or will the psychotic killer destroy the woman who is crushing his emotional defenses?




“Aw, Keiki, if I could find the fun button in your brain, I’d switch it to permanent on. You’re always working. You should’ve come hiking with me. Fresh air would do you good.” Shelly tisked then smiled. “Not that there’s anything wrong with loving your work, but you have an old man psyche trapped in a young woman’s body.”

“Thanks, Shelly, but no.” Keiki manipulated her latest drone to perform the simple but intricate task of picking a flower. The outing did sound nice, but Shelly needed private time to mourn the loss of her sister.

“The next time you fall asleep working, I’m going to town with my entire set of permanent markers.” Shelly held her hand out to accept the offered blossom pinched from its low-growing stem and giggled. “You’d look good with cat whiskers and exotic pink eyes.”

 “Test that theory, and I’ll replace your scented shampoo with baby oil.” The threat of laying waste to makeup or hair products usually ended any debate. “I’m about out of battery life. Can you bring it in?”

“Sure. Turn off the motors.”

Damn. The soft whirr from the small rotors altered in pitch as they shut down one by one.

Malevolent shadows crawled along the edges of the surrounding woods, receding with the rising sun. Even from miles away, Keiki’s skin crawled.

“I hear something.” Shelly rested a palm beside her woodland flower plot to lean forward.

Through remote viewing, Keiki watched her doppelganger freeze then tilt her head to the side, wrinkles of concern marring her forehead.

 “What?” Thanks to the hilly terrain, two-way communication crackled off and on.

 “Huh, must be a rabbit or squirrel. Anyway, as I was saying. Become a spinster with hundreds of drones instead of cats. I’ll keep you in contact with the outside world.” Again, Shelly paused and tilted her head as if listening to something off in the distance.

“Hey, why don’t you come back now and we’ll have breakfast?”

 “Yeah, okay. I’m coming. Can you extend the range on this thing’s transmission ability? The video feed isn’t so great.” Lips nibbled between her teeth marked Shelly’s worry when she leaned forward to whisper.

“I’m working on it. What’s wrong?

“I’m kinda spooked. Something doesn’t feel right.” Her fingers’ wobble shook the drone’s body. It listed sideways with a squeak.

 “Shelly?”

“I’m fine. It’s just my clumsiness in challenging gravity… Oh, about the frat party tonight, wanna go?”

The viewing angle changed again as Shelly stood.

 “No. And before you start, I do have fun. I just don’t have time to party with you and Gabby. Some people stay focused on their future,” Keiki grumbled as she monitored her prototype’s efficiency on her laptop and sipped a caramel latte.

A distinctive metallic snap coincided with her device’s struggle to function.
“Oops. Sorry, Keeks. An arm broke off above your tracker thingy. I’ll stick it in my pocket, and you can glue it back on, or whatever. Do we still have audio and visual feed?”

“Yeah, just bring the rest of it back in one piece, okay?” Keiki groaned, predicting the hour it would take to fix. “Careful. That thing is one of two prototypes, but that one gets the best reception.” Keiki set her coffee down, the cup tilting when settling on her friend’s access card. “Oops, your work ID now has a brown ring on it. You really should be more careful with it.”

“How rude of me to leave it where you’d drink your coffee.”

“That’s why we get along so well. We think alike. I’ll stick it on my dresser. It’ll be safer there.”

“If you’d stop losing yours, you wouldn’t have to borrow mine… shit. Something is coming.” Fear coiled through Shelly’s voice. “Sounded like a branch snapping down the trail. Something big and heavy.”

“Is it a black bear? You know what to do.”

A silent moment passed.

 On screen, the image shook.

“Uh… who are you? What do you want?” Shelly’s wrist rotated, tilting the angle of the drone’s camera to the trampled weeds.
Through the odd angle, booted feet shuffled backward to leave two furrowed tracks. No one had ever intruded on her friend’s private sanctuary.

“I’m a messenger, here to show your boss what happens when he refuses to work with us. We tried being nice. Now we’ll do things my way.”




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Thursday, 26 December 2019

'Tis the Season to fill those e-readers! Find SIN BIN #FREE during #Smashwords End of Year #Sale


Happy Boxing Day, folks.

We made it! I think. I hope you enjoyed time with family and friends and continue to do so as we head into 2020. Can you believe that. Wow!


I know you are probably overwhelmed, there is so much going on, and there are boxing week sales popping up absolutely everywhere. And yep, you guessed it, I'm piling on. I've enrolled all of my self-published books in Smashwords End Of Year Sale. Find SIN BIN Free until January 1st, along with fan-favorite SWAP at half-price, and If You Can't Handle the Heat is only .99 cents.  


My Evernight Books are also 25% off. 

There are tons of books on sale—a perfect time to load that e-reader!

Happy Reading!๐Ÿ“š

I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank you for frequenting Breaking Genre this past year. I hope you have enjoyed our guests, interviews, book tours, and spotlights. Maybe you've even discovered a new-to-you author or found a book gem that you'll read again and again. I hope so, and I hope to keep the content just as diverse and entertaining in the coming year.   


๐ŸŽ‰ Happy New Year, folks ๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿพ
Cheers,
H K ๐Ÿป


Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Release Blitz - 'Twas the Night Before - by @WriteJoMichaels, @sjpierce_author and @Tia_Bach_Author ALL proceeds donated to MS research! #paranormal #romance

Title: ‘Twas the Night Before
Author: Jo Michaels, S.J. Pierce, Tia Silverthorne Bach

Genre: PNR Romance Anthology
Publication Date: December 17th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Blurb:

Angels, witches, and vampires. Three magical Christmas romance tales that will take you back in time and leave you breathless.

Spell of Snow - by S. J. Pierce


Life can be a witch...

Six years ago, I discovered my powers - I can make flowers bloom. But in a world where anything magical is met with judgement and swinging from a rope, I have to be careful... until one day I wasn't. The Witch Hunters have been alerted, and now no one, including my loved ones, can save me.

My name is Rosanna Frey, Snow Queen of Ipswich, and this is my story.


Christmas Savior - by Jo Michaels

Angel Victoria is on a mission from God: Save the illegitimate royal Catherine Carey from the dark ones.

Vampire Vance is on a mission from the head vampress, Cleopatra: Bring Catherine Carey into the coven so she can lead them to victory over the humans.

When the angel and the vampire meet, sparks fly. A bird may love a fish, too, but where do they reside?


Immortal Faith - by Tia Silverthorne Bach

Sometimes, faith is all that's required.

Lucent has lost everything: his mortality, his hope, and the love of his life. His faith is wavering, but he clings to it like a lifeline. When he meets a beautiful witch who makes his dead heart skip a beat, he fights choosing between the brightness of hope and the darkness he's become accustomed to.

Holidays past brought great loss and heartache, but a witch just might bring him a Christmas miracle.


ALL proceeds from this anthology will be donated to MS research

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Participating Authors: 
Jo Michaels
S.J. Pierce
Tia Silverthorne Bach

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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Book Tour + #Giveaway - My Fake Rake - by Eva Leigh @EvaLeighAuthor #historical #romance

My Fake Rake
The Union of the Rakes Book 1
by
Eva Leigh

Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: November 26, 2019


In the first book in Eva Leigh's new Union of the Rakes series, a bluestocking enlists a faux suitor to help her land an ideal husband only to be blindsided by real desire… 

Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to “build” the perfect man, who will court her publicly and help her catch his eye. Grace’s colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires. 

To further his own research on English society, Sebastian agrees to let Grace transform him from a bespectacled, bookish academic into a dashing—albeit fake—rake. Between secret lessons on how to be a rogue and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace’s feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into undeniable, inconvenient, real attraction. If only she hadn’t asked him to help her marry someone else... 

Sebastian is in love with brilliant, beautiful Grace, but their bargain is complete, and she desires another. Yet when he’s faced with losing her forever, Sebastian will do whatever it takes to tell her the truth, even if it means risking his own future—and his heart. 



Eva Leigh is a romance author who has always loved the Regency era. She writes novels chock-full of determined women and sexy men. She enjoys baking, spending too much time on the Internet, and listening to music from the '80s. Eva and her husband live in Central California. 

Eva also writes in multiple romance genres as Zoรซ Archer. 




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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Book Tour + #Giveaway - Captured by the Viscount - by @Wareeze Woodson #historical #romance

Captured by the Viscount 
by
Wareeze Woodson
Genre: Historical Romance 

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing, LLC 
Publication Date: November 27, 2019


Under cover of night and with the best of intentions, Lady Isabel Carlyle breaks into the viscount’s residence to restore his stolen property and retrieve her own. She understood the viscount was out of town for at least a sennight. When she entered the mansion, she never once considered facing a pistol aimed directly at her heart. 

The Viscount Matthew Paul Rutherford has need of a bride before the month’s end. Previously, he had selected two different damsels from the marriage mart—Almack’s. However, both ladies met with a fatal accident before the wedding. Now, presented with an unexpected solution to his problem in the form of the lovely thief, he gives Isabel a choice, marriage or gaol. 



I write historical romance fiction novels set in the 1800s forward with a twist of suspense. All of my characters and stories that are portrayed in my books are fictitious. I am a native of Texas, but I have traveled throughout America and beyond. As a dreamer, I love to visit new places where I can imagine a heroine meeting a hero in a special way. I'm an avid reader of (all sorts) and I love to write.

I married my high school sweat-heart and after having raised three sons and one daughter, our love for each other remains unshaken. Now we enjoy our eight grandchildren. We can send them home, but we're always happy for their return.

Outside of my family activities, I sing with the Silver Belles at my church and hate to miss even one practice. The local chapter of RWA is also at the top of my list of pleasures. It keeps me grounded with craft and connected with other writers.

Most of all, I enjoy going fishing with my husband. Give me a pole and leave me alone to bask in the sun, listening to water gurgle along the riverbanks while allowing my mind to float away to some distant place. Ah! Perfect. 



$15 Amazon 
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Book Tour + Giveaway - A Werewolf Kind of Christmas - by @A_L_Kessler #holiday #paranormalromance #99cents

A Werewolf Kind of Christmas 
by 
A.L. Kessler 

Genre: Christmas Paranormal Romance 
Publisher: Blood & Ink Press
Publication Date: December 11, 2018


With war hanging in the balance, Erin has one chance to stop it: Find her fated mate with the alpha of the rival pack, Tristen Kerr. But when the mating mark doesn't appear Erin has to stall while trying not to fall for the alpha she can't have. Meanwhile, her father has his own plans to take over Tristen's pack. While romance blooms between the two they fight to keep the war away and hope for a Christmas miracle. 

**Only .99 cents!!** 





A.L. Kessler is a paranormal romance and steampunk author residing in Colorado Springs. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she's not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, playing with her daughter, or killing creepers and mining all the things with her husband, she's either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles. 



$10 Amazon Gift Card 
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