New Release Giveaway: Guardian by Courtney Cole

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We are absolutely over the moon excited about the Release Day Launch for Courtney Cole’s GUARDIAN!!! GUARDIAN is a YA Paranormal Romance, and a book close to Courtney’s heart. Not only is this fabulous book back in a big way, it’s Courtney’s birthday! To celebrate all of the awesome she is making a few select titles only .99 TODAY ONLY! Grab them all and thank us later.

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Sometimes, things that go bump in the night are real.

My name is Whitney Lane. I’m sixteen years old and at first, I thought I was crazy.

I kept seeing shadows move along walls, and hearing whispers around corners, but whenever I looked, there was never anything there.

Until one day, there was.

Our world isn’t what we think. There are things around us, good things, bad things, scary things.

Things that we tell ourselves aren’t real, but they are.

They’re very real, and they’re terrifying.

I’ve been swept up now, in a battle of good and evil, confused about love and what is supposed to be love, but isn’t. I don’t know what to think anymore. I can’t trust my emotions and I don’t know what is true.

There’s only one thing I know for sure.

Nothing is what it seems.

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Sometimes the things that go bump in the night are real.

Happy birthday to me.

I close my eyes and burrow into my pillow as I try to sleep, as I try to escape this life.

It’s a life I never thought I’d have, a life I most certainly don’t want.

I’m still feeling sorry for myself as the blackness of sleep finally overtakes me.

I don’t know what time it is when I shoot straight upward like a rocket. Something had yanked me from the oblivion of sleep, something loud and shrill scraping my window.

My room is completely dark and I glanceat my clock in confusion.

3:00 a.m.

As my heart pounds hard against my ribcage, I quickly scan every corner of the room.

In the last few hours, dark shadows had migrated onto my pink walls, but they’re familiar, nothing out of the ordinary, although in the night, they seem twisted and scary.

I remain motionless as I allow the sleep-induced fog to clear from my brain.

As I sit, I feel common sense and logic slowly returning.

Of course nothing had touched my window because my bedroom is on the second floor. Nothing can reach it. And there are no trees near enough to brush against it. It was just a dream.

It was only a dream. Continue reading

New Release: Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd

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We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Megan Curd’s IRON PENDULUM! IRON PENDULUM is Young Adult Steampunk Fantasy and the second book in Megan’s The Periodic Series!!

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IRON PENDULUM Synopsis:

A month ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.

But a month can change everything.

After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn’t even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she’s uncovered. But more secrets continue to come to light, revealing how little of her world she truly knew. When evidence starts to show that Dome Four might be under siege, Avery knows what she must do.

Returning to the dome she longed to escape is a challenge for Avery, but now she knows there’s corruption lurking in the shadows. A massive steam shortage leaves half the dome without power, and people are falling ill. Dying.

And they’re blaming Avery.

A month can change everything. One more month could kill everyone. The clock is ticking.

 

Author photoAbout Megan Curd:

Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college.

When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography, traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and she doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself.

Megan currently resides in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is trying to convert them into Buckeye fans.

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Cover Reveal: Covering Kendall by Julie Brannagh

 Kendall Tracy, General Manager of the San Francisco Miners, is not one for rash decisions or one-night stands. But when she finds herself alone in a hotel room with a heart-stoppingly gorgeous man-who looks oddly familiar-Kendall throws her own rules out the window…and they blow right back into her face.

Drew McCoy should look familiar, he’s a star player for her team’s archrival the Seattle Sharks. Which would basically make Drew and Kendall the Romeo and Juliet of professional football…well, without all the dying. Not that it’s an issue. They agree to pretend their encounter never happened.

Nothing good can come from it anyway, right? Drew’s not so sure. Kendall may be all wrong, but he can’t stop thinking about her and he finds that some risks are worth taking.

Because the stakes are always highest when you’re playing for keeps.

 

New Release: Guarding His Heart by J.S. Cooper

gaurding his heartGuarding His Heart is a spin-off of the Forever Love series by author J. S. Cooper.

Leonardo Maxwell was shocked when his best friend, Zane Beaumont fell in love and got married. While he is happy forhis friend, he knows that he definitely doesn’t want to go the love and marriage route. He knows that there is nothing that can come from either of the two.

When his father calls him and tells him that it’s time for him to take over the family business, he does so reluctantly. He’s never liked the attention he gets as a billionaire’s son, but he knows it’s his duty.

Leo is not prepared for the animosity that he gets from his new assistant, Hannah on his first day of work. He has no idea why she hates him, but he’s glad for it. He doesn’t have time to waste staring at her beautiful long legs or her pink luscious lips. As far as he’s concerned they can have a strictly professional relationship. However, that all changes when they go on their first work trip together.​

Top 10 List: Emma Morgan of the Black Collar Empire Series by AN Latro

BCE_BlogTourLast week, The Book Beacon participated in the Release Day Blitz for Black Collar Empire by A. N. Latro.  Today, we are happy to be a stop on the author’s Blog Tour with a Giveaway & a Top 10 list by main character, Emma Morgan!

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Top Ten—Little Known Facts of Emma Morgan

 

  1. Thrift stores—fun fact. Despite her wealth and access to literally anything she wants (it’s not uncommon for her to wear a unreleased designer label) Emma has a fondness for thrift shops, and in high school frequented them with her girlfriends.
  2. Emma is not an only child—we don’t hear much about Emma’s only brother, Isaac. He died when Emma was young, and that death shaped a lot of Beth’s issues with the Morgan brothers.
  3. She lost her virginity to annoy her cousins—more specifically Caleb. Although she doesn’t broadcast it, that motivated her more than anything.
  4. She counts cards when she plays against Caleb’s division—Emma is a math wiz. Accounting and money laundering is her role in the family. Counting cards is one way to keep the boys in Caleb’s division from getting too cocky when they play her.
  5. Coke—Emma is the very sheltered daughter of a criminal syndicate. Coke isn’t that surprising, and is a small act of rebellion against her mother and uncles.
  6. Weakness for shoes—Emma loves shoes. Weird ones, heels, boots—she loves them. While attending Irving Prep, the shoes were a way to break away from the strict uniform.
  7. Vintage dresses—Emma tends to favor vintage dresses for the classy sex appeal they offer. Being classy is very important to Emma.
  8. Knows how to shoot—as Caleb’s cousin and best friend, this is kind of a given, but—he took her to the family’s house in upstate New York to teach her. She finds shooting to be relaxing, mostly because it reminds her of Caleb.
  9. Has anger issues—Emma has some unresolved issues, with her mother, and her cousins.
  10. Doesn’t know her father’s family—Emma’s father died when she was young, and she’s never gotten to know his side of the family.

New Release: The Write Stuff by Tiffany King

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Available August 25, 2014

Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn’t taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.

Not that she hasn’t tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.

Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she’s finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole’s surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin.

Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what’s a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be? If it works for the characters in her stories, why wouldn’t it work for her?

After all, what happens under the cover…stays under the cover.

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USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

For information on any of Author Tiffany’s titles, visit her blog at www.authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com

Where to connect with Author Tiffany

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“Dreams do come true…Dream big.”

 

 

New Release: Black Collar Empire by A.N. Latro

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Today we have a very special book release. BLACK COLLAR EMPIRE by AN Latro is out NOW and as an added bonus, you can get 2 novellas from the series for FREE! Book information for each and the giveaway is listed below.

 

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After two years away, Seth Morgan has returned to New York, desperate to honor his father’s dying wish for a unified family. But the heir’s welcome is sadly lacking: his family’s criminal empire is divided, the woman he loves hates him, and his brother Caleb has become a cold stranger.
When a brotherly spat becomes a vicious misunderstanding that ends with Caleb dead, Seth is left reeling, and unsure who to trust.
Emma Morgan grew up while her closest cousin was away. She’s been sheltered her entire life from the realities of their family—something Seth has every intention of changing upon his return.
But not everyone in the syndicate is happy to have Seth home, and there are secrets surrounding Caleb’s murder. The deeper Seth and Emma dig, the clearer it becomes that not everyone shares their dream for the Morgan Syndicate, and not everyone wants the heir to ascend.

 

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Caleb Morgan is the black sheep of the family. Two years of his brother’s absence has left him cold and alone—except for Emma, the youngest Morgan. Because with Seth gone, there is no one else to teach—or protect—their innocent cousin.
But teaching isn’t always pretty—not in family who peddles in crime.

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Alone in Cuba, Seth Morgan isn’t mafia royalty—he’s a thug with a gun, and everything to prove. When the shadowy kingpin behind the Cuban syndicate finally takes notice, nothing in Seth’s world will ever be the same.

Before the Empire, there was exile. A novella, set just before Black Collar Empire.

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AN Latro loves good wine and the ocean, and prefers to write with both. She has a passion for bad boys in books, and stories that make you feel. She can most often be found along the Florida coast.
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Cover Reveal: Watching Over You by J.S. Cooper

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I’m so excited to reveal the cover for my upcoming book Watching Over You. The cover was designed by Louisa at LM Creations.

You can add Watching Over You on Goodreads!!

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Read the blurb for Watching Over You below:

Sabrina Moss was ten years old when her father disappeared without a trace. It was no surprise to her mother when she moved to London as soon as she graduated from college. Sabrina wanted to pursue her love of the theater and find out more about her father’s English roots. She wasn’t looking for love, but as soon as she met Ellis Cook, he awakened in her emotions that she never knew existed.

Ellis Cook is a man with no past and no future. He lives his life with one goal and that is to stay alive. The day he bumped into Sabrina Moss was the best and worst day of his life. There’s a vulnerability in Sabrina that captivates him, but also angers him. He tries to fight his emotions, but she brings out the light in his darkness.

They can’t help but be attracted to each other, but neither one of them knows that there are hidden secrets bubbling underneath the surface waiting to take them both down.

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Cover Reveal: THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY by Heather Lyons

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Holy moly, y’all! We are so excited to bring you the cover for Heather Lyons’ THE COLLECTORS’ SERIES! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before… THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is set to be released on October 23rd!

 

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis:

From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet.

After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth.

It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased?

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Author PhotoAbout Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.

 

 

 

 

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Book Trailer & Giveaway: Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

I am super excited to finally reveal the book trailer for

Queen of Someday: A Stolen Empire Novel

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

 

 


What people are saying about Queen of Someday:

 

“Love, betrayal, adventure and hard decisions that have no “right answer”… Russian Court is an exercise in “survival of the fittest” and Queen of Someday is a beautiful start to the journey of an innocent young girl growing into one of the greatest leaders of all time.” ~June Stevens, author
“I was caught hook, line and sinker with this novel about a young girl’s battle in a world that seems perfect on the surface, but is sinister and twisted underneath. I think one of the reasons I loved this book so much is because there was no fantasy or paranormal element the book. I would have loved it just as much if there had been, but to see that somewhere seemingly so safe could be so deadly, without a hint of magic or witchcraft, was haunting.” ~Bonfire Book Reviews
“Queen of Someday” is a guilty pleasure read. Just like CW shows and Lifetime movies, it’s full of drama, scandal and betrayal. And I just couldn’t look away. I found myself gasping and grinning maniacally at every turn. Sophie’s schemes delighted me in a way that made me question my own sanity. I enjoyed “Queen of Someday” in the same way that one enjoys CW shows; the melodrama is strangely addictive, but I’m embarrassed to admit exactly how much I enjoyed it.” ~The Nerdy Journalist reviews

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Can’t wait to see more? Queen of Someday is available for pre-order here, and will be available everywhere October 7th 2014.

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