Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, August 31, 2015

One rule, only one rule - Degrade by T.L. Smith

One rule, only one rule women need to follow when they're with me.
Don’t ask for more

He promised to leave me alone -Breaking Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed #3) by Alyssa Rae Taylor

He promised to leave me alone, but that was a lie. I should have known he’d have this pull on me—seeping through my skin and into my bones, burning me from the outside in.

every piece of her heart - Letting Go (The Garage #1) by Holly Renee

When Kat was forced to leave the only home she had ever known due to her brother's secrets, she wasn't prepared for what was waiting for her in Tennessee or the choices it would force her to make.

Created to be a weapon - The Deep Beneath (H.A.L.F) by Natalie Wright

H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers and has lived a sedated life hidden from humans. But H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.

On the Hunt (The Sentinels #2.5) by Alexandra Ivy, Rebecca Zanetti, Dianne Duvall, Hannah Jayne

"Four fascinating worlds draw readers in and holds them spellbound thought this anthology. Each story has lots of sizzling passion and romance, danger and excitement and capture the heart as the strong captivating characters strive for their happily every afters and the fast paced smooth flowing plots are well written with vivid details that capture the imagination bringing each one to life while intriguing events keep readers glued to the pages." - Goodreads, Paranormal Haven

Can you live a life of lies? - Lies (The Geneva Project #3) by Christina Benjamin

While Geneva and her friends embark on a dangerous mission to fulfill her destiny, the dark forces that seek her powers are closing in, putting everyone she cares about at risk.

our darkest secrets and longings - The Burning (Companion #3) by Susan Squires

It is 1821 and all who know the beautiful, mysterious Ann Van Helsing believe she is insane. Yet Ann’s curse is the deep psychic ability that shows her everything about another human being—their history, thoughts and desires—simply by touching them. Overwhelmed by a power she can barely control, Ann roams the quiet woods and caves near her estate, searching for an elusive peace. Here she encounters the man who will change everything…

He breaks me down, builds me up - Coletrane (Bad Boys of Retribution #4) by Rie Warren

18++ He is not my type. 
They say opposites attract, and they’re right. I just didn’t expect him to turn my cushy life upside down and inside out. But it’s too late, and someone’s going to get hurt. 

in need of husband - Promises Kept (The McBride Brothers #1) by Scarlett Dunn

Victoria Eastman grew up in a Texas saloon–an experience that made her tough, resourceful, and determined to forge a new life. So she places an ad in a gentleman’s newspaper. . .and soon finds herself a suitable arrangement on a farm in Promise, Wyoming. Only problem is that her would-be husband turns up dead the day she arrives.

What could possibly go wrong? - Inkling by John D Waterman

“Inkling” is the science fiction story of a man named Gyro, a down-on-his-luck veteran of Planetary Defense, who also happens to be an amateur computer programmer. Desperate for a job, he signs a five-year contract when the Virtue Mining Corporation offers him a career on Joules, a far-distant mining planet.

Escape is not an option - River's Recruit (Sanctuary #1) by Charlotte Abel

River, the beautiful young shifter that rescues Jonathan has been promised to a man she despises. A man that does not desire her and only wants to use her to achieve his own political goals. Jonathan is more than a romantic rival. He's a threat to those goals.

one night would change everything? - Deal Breakers by Laura Lee

Devyn has life all mapped out. She just needs to accomplish one more thing before graduating college and becoming a full-fledged adult—lose her virginity. And who better to assist her than her best friend, Riley?

Lives collide, and allegiance and love are tested - Fates Divided (Halven Rising #1) by Jules Barnard

Elena Rosales has busted her ass to get into a good college. She’s the only one in her family ever to attend, and expectations are high. No pressure. But Elena’s got this one in the bag, because she’s as dependable as the molecules she studies, as reliable as the chemical reactions that comfort her in their predictability. Until they don’t.

A passion that runs soul deep... - Touched to the Soul by Elsa Winckler

Zoe Sutherland can't stand the pushy, arrogant architect Dale Cavallo. He was just too damn sure of himself, too handsome, too…everything. Maneuvered into working as the interior decorator on his latest project, a glamorous new hotel, Zoe can't keep her mind on the job.

Sacrifice of Mine (Mine #4) by Janeal Falor

Cover Reveal - After a ravaging war, Bethany and her family are forced to flee to Envado. There, women are safe from the oppressive rule of male owners. When her pursuers draw too close, Bethany stays behind to buy her sisters time to escape and she's captured.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Jack Gets His Man (The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives #2) by D.E. Haggerty

Jack’s life is awesome. His store is making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. 
So what if he’s feeling a bit restless and put out about his upcoming birthday and his ex is being a pain in his fabulous behind? That’s nothing he can’t handle. But then his smoking hot new bookkeeper discovers things at the store aren’t actually as they seem. 

one final chance - Approaching Twi-Night by M. Thomas Apple

An aging baseball player is given one final chance at professional and personal redemption in small town America as he struggles to come to grips with his past, his sense of self, and his career.

the boy who cried wolf - The Hut in the Woods by VLZ

Carly’s past nightmares come back to haunt her, to take revenge. The Laden family becomes swept inside a tornado of changing degrees, where their lives are turned inside out, and where hope becomes a lost treasure buried somewhere unknown, somewhere deep and dark. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

“Touched by desire. Claimed by a dark hunger.” - Darkest Faerie Tales: Series Collection, Volume One by Riley Bancroft

18++ Welcome to their twisted Faerie Tale.
Born the only hybrid between two warring factions, Mya's life is all smoke and mirrors. Her true identity has been kept a secret inside the virtuous Seelie Court of the ancient Fae. But that time has come to an end.

Casting Lots by William D McEachern

Casting Lots is the tale of how a Greek slave, Lucinius, becomes an influential religious leader and literary figure in the First Century A.D. His spiritual awakening is prompted by an unlikely mentor, a Centurion, who was at the crucifixion. 

How To Catch Crabs (Turbulence and Triumph) by Demelza Carlton

A tale of crabs, cricket bats and catching your heart's desire in Jazz Age Western Australia.
Love and babies: two things Lucy doesn't have time for in her life. It's 1926 and this young West Australian woman is happy as an accountant. And she intends to stay that way.

Desperate to survive - Beyond the Veil (Time Shifters, #2) by Laura N. Anile

Cover Reveal - In the first book of the Time Shifters series, seventeen-year-old Ryder is mysteriously pulled into the year 2127, swapping places—and bodies—with eighteen-year-old Ziron. Caught in a web of lies and forced to conceal his true identity, danger is lurking around every corner.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Music Time

a good scandal - The End Game by Kate McCarthy

“Professional athletes are pillars of their respective communities. They are heroes in the eyes of boys and girls and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that positively represents their community.”

the life he so desperately wants - Fixed (The Unexpected Series #1) by Tracy Michelle

18+ Alex knew exactly who he was and what he wanted from life. He had an amazing family, the best friend he could ever wish for and a job he loved, the only thing missing was that one special person. 

Talon (Ashes & Embers, #4) by Carian Cole

18+ I have never been lucky in love. This was my chance to find my soulmate.
I couldn’t wait to meet the man the experts felt was perfect for me.
My hopes were immediately dashed when I saw him at the altar.
Shit. I married my worst nightmare.

You only live once - Splinters (Running On Empty #2) by M.R. Field

Cover RevealHazel
I’ve spent my younger years acting, safe in a world of make-believe. I learnt to transform into roles to hold onto a sense of harmony in my life.
She has haunted my dreams for years. The girl I teased to watch her blush. The girl I watched in quiet agony. The girl I had a chance with, one I ruined when I pushed her away.

The Vampire, the Hunter, and the Girl (The Vampire and the Hunter Trilogy #1) by Martin Lastrapes

With the first installment of The Vampire and the Hunter Trilogy, Martin Lastrapes has created a vampire tale that is scary, funny, thrilling, and satisfying to the very last drop.

a choice that changes her life forever - Alexa Crushed (Alexa Crushed #1) by T.R. Cupak

Alexa Morgan lost her mother when she was two. At eighteen, her father and stepmother died when a devastating earthquake hit the Bay Area. Only one person has remained a constant in her life: Devin.

a web of deceit, madness, and murder - Black Forest Reckoning by Bluette Matthey

Outfitter Hardy Durkin and company are visiting the Black Forest area of Germany, staying in the guest wing of a local castle, Schloss Haeflin. In the midst of hiking the Black Forest, enjoying all things Swabian, and spending a day in Baden-Baden, the hikers find themselves at ground zero for coeds disappearing from the nearby University of Freiburg and foul play is suspected.

fall unexpectedly, madly in love…- What to Do with a Duke (Spinster House #1) by Sally MacKenzie

Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing—or fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

salvation or the ultimate undoing - Over Your Dead Body by Roisin Black

Ryan Kennedy is the definition of tall, dark and handsome and along with his success, he seems to have it all. However, Ryan is a man haunted by the past. The time has now come for him to face all that happened before and to finally try and put the past to rest.

a turn for the worse - To Be Honest by T.C. Booth

T.C. Booth’s latest novel, To Be Honest, is a heart-warming young adult contemporary romance that focuses on cyberbullying, diversity and the struggles of living with a handicap, from the point of view of a teenage girl.

"There are no weak women, just weak moments."American Made (Against the Tides, book 1) by Katheryn Kiden

The one thing they have in common could be the one thing to pull them apart.
Will Emerson be able to handle when her new path forces her past into the present? Can Gentry get her to see that things she thinks make her weak, are actually what force her to be strong?

Body Checked (Center Ice #1) by Katherine Stark

Body Checked is a standalone HEA sports romance in the Center Ice series of interconnected hockey athlete stories. It contains explicit language and sexual content between consenting adults.

Summer Of The Eagle (Seasons of Love #1) by Susan Edwards

The most powerful woman in her tribe, Blaze can heal with a touch, control the elements, merge her mind with any living creature and more. Yet, she is an outcast. Her people fear her and she herself is afraid of the things she can do. 

satisfy your fantasy cravings!

This week, we dare you to
Fall For Fantasy
featuring titles to satisfy your fantasy cravings,
presented by Month9Books!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Around here, we take care of our own - Forever My Angel (Chadwell Hearts #4) by Kelly Walker

Cover Reveal - Young entrepreneur Axel Chadwell has everything he wants, and soon he’ll have everything he needs. He’s just waiting for the right moment to propose to the love his life, Tess Sterling, otherwise known as Angel. They’ve survived insurmountable odds, and come out stronger on the other side.

New Covers for Patronus series by Sarah M. Ross

Cover Reveal
 Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life. 

a safe way to destroy her - Cursed (Beholder #1) by Christina Bauer

Cover Reveal - Escape seems impossible until a handsome hunter named Asher offers to help. Elea takes a chance and soon develops feelings for the mysterious stranger. However, Asher may not be who he claims. Then again, Elea may not be, either…

Thursday, August 27, 2015

she was meant for more - Awakening: Book One of Kira's Story by Rebel Miller

18++ Kira Metallurgist has always felt she was meant for more. Hoping to strike out on her own, she sets out on a new career at a time when world goes through unprecedented change. In a system that is based on castes and predetermined position, Kira embarks on a tumultuous journey that leads her toward a destiny that involves two men who call to her heart in different, yet powerful ways.

You just might find your next read! The Pretty Dark Nothing series by Heather L. Reid!

This week, #T4T presents to you:
The Pretty Dark Nothing series by Heather L. Reid
One Series, two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about this series!

Now I have a choice to make: Ere's Secret by Firi Kamson

"Overall, I loved how this book ended and I hope there is a sequel because this has me wanting more from Firi Kamson, who by the way, is an exceptional writer and you can just feel her passion and love for writing as you go through every line." Amazon, Runy

Be Careful What You Wish For…- Lucien and I by Danny Wynn


Published: May 28th, 2015

Be Careful What You Wish For… 

What if you had the chance to relive your twenties the way you really wanted them to be? 

Thirty-nine-year-old David is presented with that opportunity by Lucien, a charismatic young Englishman. Ranging from downtown Manhattan to Istanbul, Majorca, and the Hamptons, the two of them live a life of excess—drugs, beautiful women, and adventure—and forge a strange but great friendship. 

But with every journey, there comes a price; and in every paradise there lurks a temptress. For David, will his quest for excitement lead him to betrayal and loss? 

"Wynn immerses readers in psychologically rich studies of his characters and their quiet but fraught interactions. The prose is subtle but vivid, intellectually engaged but never arid, as the author provides readers with a flurry of glittering snapshots that gradually coalesce into a picture of tarnished longings. An engrossing and vibrant...meditation on friendship and the deep currents that run beneath its surface." - Kirkus Review

Why Book Covers are So Important

I am very pleased with my two book covers. 

For me the two key things a book cover should do is catch the viewers eye, and intrigue the viewer enough so that he or she picks the book to see what it’s about. After that, whether the viewer proceeds to become a purchaser and reader of the book will turn more on the essence of the work, or as much of it as can be gleaned from a quick perusal, and at that point the essence of your book will have to stand on its own. 

One thing I have done to increase the effectiveness of my book covers is to have postcard-size copies of them made (with appropriate marketing text on the back), and then at some kind of casual gathering, randomly ask people if they read books. If they say yes, then I hand them the postcards for my two books, and suggest that they give them a try, that they are interesting reads.

About the author:
Danny Wynn is a full-time fiction writer, and before that, he was an executive in the record industry and part-time fiction writer. He has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, and now makes his home in the West Village with his wife and two children. His other favorite place in the world (after the West Village) is the island of Mallorca, Spain

He is currently finishing two novels.

Danny describes himself as a creature in search of exaltation. In addition to attending the original Woodstock Music Festival, some of the other great concerts he’s been to include: Roxy Music on the Avalon Tour at Radio City, Bon Iver at Town Hall and subsequently at Radio City, The National at BAM and later at The Beacon, and The Waterboys at the Hammersmith Palais, Bruce on his solo tour, U2 on Zooropa and later tours, Dylan on the right night, and Van on the right night.

Among his favorite movies are: Performance, Bad Timing, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and Withnail and I. His favorite novels include: The New Confessions by William Boyd; A Flag For Sunrise and Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone; The Magus by John Fowles; Legends of the Fall by Jim Harrison; andThe Comedians and The Quiet American by Graham Greene.

He derives enormous sustenance from his close friends.

The new guy in town has a few secrets - Awakened (Gods & Guardians, #1) by CJ Anderson

Alayna’s plans for a better life are shot to H-E-double toothpicks when she discovers another gift and Dru struggles with keeping his last secret. All the while, the chemistry between them, along with outside forces, pose a threat that could change their futures forever.

The hunt begins - Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters #1) by L.P. Dover

The storyline was excellent and I wasn't bored at all. The pacing was smooth and kept my attention.” ~ Author Andrea Heltsley
“Holy Mother of Alpha Males! Need a new book boyfriend?! look no further.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer

All hell is breaking loose - Breakout (Dred Chronicles #3) by Ann Aguirre

If Dred and her crew can win the deadly game of cat and mouse, the payoff is not only life but freedom—a prize sweeter than their wildest dreams. Yet the sadistic Silence would rather destroy Perdition than let a single soul slip from her grasp…

It's finally time to unwrap Finding Charity! Finding Charity (Romance For All Seasons) by Jody Pardo

Mark Lyon was a beast in the boardroom. Building websites and branding corporations for success was his specialty, and he was good at it. Mark worked hard to earn his place at the top of his field. He let nothing stand in his way, not even Christmas.

Inside a String: a collection of poems, essays, lyrics and prose. by Tom Maclear

Inside a String is a collection of Poems, Essays, and Lyrics of one man's take on the human element of America from the Beat movement of the 50's to the Counter Culture of the 60's thru the 'X' and 'I' generations, “Delivered in Spoken Word, Prose and Transcendental and Spiritual Abstract.”

Join the Resistance - Ruined (Dolan Prophecies #1.5) by Allana Kephart, Melissa Simmons

Patrick and Maeve Dolan left the safety of their New York human settlement on a sultry summer night and never returned. Ambushed by the Winter Court guards during their search for information on how to free humanity from faery rule, they are now ensnared in the Winter King Landric’s web, and he has some questions of his own.

new friendships and loyalties are forged - The Lemorian Crest (Cobbogoth #2) by Hannah L. Clark

After being raised from infancy in Boston, Mass., Noria (a.k.a Norah Lukens) has no idea what to expect upon entering New Cobbogoth, where she never would have guessed that paths of light can make you vanish; doors can lead to realms both near and far; myths and legends are actual history; 

Like fire and ice - Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

 At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a woman. She should be on top of the world, but instead she feels dragged down by the void in her heart. 

Things should have ended there - Signs of Life by Melanie Hansen

Cover Reveal - Successful lawyer Jeremy Speer has it all—a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a cherished dream that’s about to become reality. He’s learned not to take happiness for granted, meeting the challenges of life and love head-on with unwavering commitment and fierce devotion.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

the consequences of flawed choices - Monday, Sunday by Fenton Grace

Laney Secord is an attractive, 32-year-old single mother suffering from the recent loss of her husband. She blames herself for his death, and has been in a state of emotional paralysis ever since. One day, she meets Christopher, a striking 16-year-old boy in the prime of adolescence. He avidly pursues her, yet she knows the attraction she feels for him is wrong. He’s just a teenager after all – what could they have in common?

Review Seduce (Succubus Kiss #1) by Jennifer Snyder

Life isn’t so bad for succubus, Kenna Blake. True, she seems to be the only succubus with a conscience and a specific strategy for finding her male meals, but she has a cute new apartment, a budding graphic design business, and the most unique friends she’s ever had.

only if they’ll learn from past mistakes - What Lainey Sees by Laura Tobias

Centuries ago, the passion they shared as Native American lovers ended in tragedy. Together again and unaware of the past, can they claim the love that's rightfully theirs? 
Seattle newspaper reporter Lainey Hughes is desperate to find her mother who has disappeared into a doomsday cult sequestered somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. 

Sins of Sevin by Penelope Ward

Cover Reveal  18++ New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
From the New York Times bestselling author of Stepbrother Dearest, comes a new forbidden STANDALONE romance.

The Color of Life (Claire Soublet Book 2) by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey

When 23-year-old Claire Soublet arrives in New York City to begin her new life, she has no idea that after only four days a situation will arise forcing her to return to New Orleans. 

Fallen Crest is back with a vengeance! Fallen Crest University (Fallen Crest High #5) by Tijan

Fallen Crest is back with a vengeance! 
Sam is bound and determined to protect Mason herself, no matter the cost, but what if the cost is beyond her imagination? What if this time, the villain wins?

The wedding of the year. - Beach Wedding by Bella Cruise

Big-city wedding planner Ginny Austen has landed the job of a lifetime. Her new celebrity clients want a smash hit TV wedding, and they’ve got their hearts set on a quirky home-town wedding. Her home-town: Pelican Key Cove, Florida.

nothing in real life is ever as transparent as it seems - Aqua by M.A. George

Meet Layla McKelland:
Novelist (unpublished, but cut her some slack…seventeen is a bit early to despair),
Slightly neurotic introvert (Alright, let’s be honest…there’s no “slightly” about it),
International Woman of Mystery, and…
Okay, just scratch the bio.

Fairy tales are cautionary tales, remember? - Hansel 1-4: The Complete Series by Ella James

One boy. Mother calls him Hansel. 
One girl. Mother named her Gretel. 
Locked in little rooms, in the mountainside mansion of a crazy woman. 

Breaking Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed #3) by Alyssa Rae Taylor

He promised to leave me alone, but that was a lie. I should have known he’d have this pull on me—seeping through my skin and into my bones, burning me from the outside in. 

Murder is justifiable. - Seelie (Fae Wars, #1) by Sarah J. Pepper

Her fervor is nearly untamable, particularly when tempted by his addictive kiss. She’ll do anything for him, but he is just as enslaved by her. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

be careful what you wish for - Wicked Fate by Shannon Maynard

14+ In a place where danger lurks around every tree, she must quickly figure out who she can trust, and who is out to destroy her dream of a happy ever after.