Love, In Spanish by Karina Halle – Cover Reveal!

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RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 11, 2014

“She sat beside me on
the bus – and she changed my whole life.”

Successful, wealthy
and absurdly handsome –
Spanish ex-football
player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an
adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only
sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of
uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world.
That was until Vera
Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera
seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall
in love with and the two lost
souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave
consequences.
Now with Mateo
divorced and living in Madrid with Ver
a, there is a whole new set of challenges
and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed
relationship.
Unfortunately for
them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn.

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“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

 

I turn in my chair and give Vera a curious look. Yet another English saying that I don’t know. “I’m afraid I don’t understand.”

 

She gives me a soft but tired smile and sits down on the arm rest. I immediately wrap my arm around her waist and pull her down into my lap, where she comes to a rest with a giggle, her hair obscuring the impish smile on her face. No matter where she is, I can never stop touching her and now more than ever I need her to relax, to feel safe, to know I’m going to get us out of this.

 

“Explain,” I demand. “Or I will punish you with kisses.”

 

She raises her brow. “Followed by punishment by penis?”

 

I shrug. “That can be arranged. Now, tell me my Estrella.”

 

She sighs and buries her lips into my neck. I can’t help the small moan that escapes from me, nor my hardness building beneath her plump, round ass. I close my eyes and fight the urge to pick her up and take her to the bedroom, the only other way I know how to make her feel safe and sated, the only way I know how to escape.

 

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” she says against my throat, “is a saying. I don’t know where it’s from but it means, well, nothing is scarier than a pissed off bitch.” She pauses, sucking in her breath and I know she fears she’s said the wrong thing. “Sorry,” she quickly adds and I feel her body tense up beneath my fingers. “I didn’t mean that Isabel is a bitch.”

 

She is still so skittish over her words, the way she blurts things out, but it’s one of the reasons why I love her. I cup the back of her head with my hand and let the softness of her hair sink over me. “I know you didn’t,” I assure her. “And, well, she is being a bitch.”

 

“Can you blame her though?” she asks, her voice rising a pitch and when she pulls away from me, her eyes are wet. It breaks my heart. I’m getting tired of my heart breaking and I know that this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Every day there is another weight on us, another crack appears.

 

“No,” I tell her honestly. “I cannot blame her.”

 

A silence lapses over us, heavy like a wool cloak. It does this sometimes. What we’ve done, it coats us.

 

Finally she clears her throat. “She’s going to hurt for a long time,” she says. “She’s going to be angry. This isn’t going away. I thought everything was behind us now, that she’d move on. You’ve been divorced for a year, if she’s still this mad a year out…”

 

“She is mad because I am going back to Atletico,” I tell her. “She is mad because of the paparazzi, the way they are hounding us again. She is mad because she feels she is being made to look like a fool. If I had just stayed with my head down, she wouldn’t be doing this.”

 

“But you can’t live your life in fear, Mateo,” she tells me.

 

I smile at her and brush her sunset hair from her face. “And neither can you.”

 

She settles back against my body, sinks, conforms, melds. She is second skin. She is a part of myself I can’t bear to separate from. I pray I never have to. I pray we can survive whatever is coming our way.

 

And I can feel it coming, that tension, that storm rolling in the weeks and days.

 

I pick her up in my arms and for all her pillowy curves, she weighs nothing more than a feather. I take her down the hall to the bedroom, throw her on the bed. She glows in the afternoon sun that streams in through our window and it isn’t long before we are both naked and I am climbing over her, pinning her arms above her head and drinking in her body like the most beautiful, decadent wine.

 

I will devour her until all of this is gone.

 

I will consume her until we are all that’s left.

 

I push inside her and let my hunger take over.

 

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He’s thirty-eight. I’m
twenty-three.
He speaks Spanish.
I speak English.
He lives in Spain.
I live in Canada.
He dresses in
thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.

He’s married and
has a five-year old daughter.

I’m single and
can’t commit to anyone or anything.

Until now. Because
when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the
f*#king truth.

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To a restless
dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead
of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to
Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to
businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated
resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself
with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is
unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to.
While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and
freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and
cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close
and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that
makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can
never, ever be.

Or so she thinks

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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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Unexpected Fate by Harper Sloan – Cover Reveal!

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I’ve been asked ‘What comes next?’ And it’s time to make it official. Now that the Corps Security Series is over *SOB* it’s time for Cohen to shine. He’s all grown up (and I mean all.grown.up) and it’s time for him to find his love. In the most Unexpected places…

Photographer – Scott Hoover Photography
Cover Designer – Perfect Pear Creative Covers / Sommer Stein
Release Date- TBA

A huge special thank you to Ellie McLove [yeah, that's me people] for knowing exactly which images I needed – and making it happen! Two covers down with some of your models and I can’t wait for more.

Sommer, I kinda feel like you had a party in my brain. LOL. All I said to you was soft and dreamy and girlfriend, you nailed it and then drove it home. I love it. I love you!

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Have you ever felt like you were living your life for a future that was predetermined? Like there was some bigger picture you just prayed you would someday see clearly? That picture has been crystal clear to me since I was old enough to recognize it for just what it was.

Or I should say recognize him for who he was.

I’ve loved Cohen Cage since I was a small child. He’s been my everything for the last twenty-two years. I’ve loved him through every girlfriend he’s ever brought home. Through his college years and then mine. I’ve loved him through two deployments. And ever since the day I told him how I felt, he’s acted like I’m a stranger.

My name is Danielle Reid, and it’s time for me to get my man.

Our future is an unexpected fate, and no matter what our parents, siblings, and friends say…it’s going to be worth every second of the fight to make it happen.

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MERCILESS RIDE by Chelsea Camaron – Cover Reveal!

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Title: Merciless Ride (The Hellions Ride, #3)

Author: Chelsea Camaron

Release Date: October 10, 2014

Model Photo by Scott Hoover Photography

Model: Jacob Sones (Thanks to Ellie LoveNBooks Boys!)

Motorcycle photo by Magnolia Ridge Photography

Cover Design by Author Jessie Lane

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Merciless Ride

Mercy is no friend of mine. Karma, she has yet to show kindness to me.

The hits just keep on coming for Tessie Marie Harlow. She has never had an easy life. Her mom disabled, her dad long gone, and a single mom raising a rambunctious little boy, that’s Tessie’s world.

Her childhood aspirations to be a nurse long since disappeared after a college spring fling both blessed and cursed her with a baby boy. Dropping out of school, she returns to her hometown and begins to settle in. Getting the only job she could as a bartender she spends her days caring for her son and nights serving the Hellions Motorcycle Club and their affiliates.

Tired of waiting for Rex to grow up she’s faced with the bane existence of her life until one night changes everything. In the darkest hour of her merciless ride through life, she’s saved by a quiet, laid back Hellion.

Andy ‘Shooter’ Jenkins has always been around. Too wrapped in Rex she’s never really noticed him before. He has never been loud or known to have the girls hanging all over him. He is a mystery. A chance encounter brings him to her rescue not once but twice.

The Desert Ghosts Motorcycle Club are in town and bring their own brand of chaos right to Tessie’s door. Forced into her day to day life, Shooter is doing everything he can to shelter and protect her as lines are crossed and a war between two clubs begins.

Secrets revealed putting two brothers in the Hellions Motorcycle Club at a serious crossroads in their lives.

This is not a ride for pleasure. This is not a ride for safety. This is not a ride for love. This is a ride for survival. Mercy has never once shined her grace down for these two, but in the midst of the danger and lies can they learn to rely on one another and ride it out together?

 

This book contains strong language, strong sexual situations, violence and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18. Please do not buy if any of this offends you. This is a work of fiction and is not meant to be a true or exact depiction of a motorcycle club but rather a book meant to entertain.

 

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Copyright © Chelsea Camaron 2014

 

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“Shooter, again, I can’t take your car.”

“Look, your car, we gotta order parts, I told you that already. Those take a few days to get in. I can’t leave you with no way to get to Axel, your mom, and to work.”

“I’ll rent a car,” she replies firmly.

“Tessie, don’t be stubborn. We don’t even know what your car will cost to repair. Take the Challenger.”

“Why are you so willing to help me?” Tessie asks me.

“Call me selfish. If you don’t have a car, you can’t get to work, and then who would serve me a beer?” I ask in mock innocence.

“Corinne will happily serve you, Shooter.”

“Ha. Got jokes do ya? Corinne will happily serve up more than just drinks. Tessie, I’m just tryin’ to be a friend here.”

“I would hardly call us friends.” Her face set in stone, not giving anything away. She’s tough, but there is a sadness deep in those brown eyes that pulls at me.

“We could be,” I state watching for her to give me some sort of clue or opening. Yet, she gives away nothing. “Take the car, Tessie.”

“I don’t need any new friends, Shooter. Keep your car. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll get my car sorted. I’m no trouble of yours.”

“Come on, Tessie. Look, I get it, you haven’t had it easy. Neither have I, but I have an opportunity to help you and I want to take it. No strings, no favors, no debts, no markers, just me paying it forward so to speak.”

When she doesn’t reply or change her stance, I throw out the big guns so to speak. “Okay, I’ll call Rex and have him arrange for your transportation.” I begin to step backwards, making my exit.

“Wait! You wouldn’t really involve Rex would you?”

“If you don’t take the car, yes, I will. Tessie, you’re part of the Hellions family in a way. None of us want to see you struggle. Take the car.”

“You won’t call Rex if I take the car?” She questions as I watch the determination flash in her face. For whatever reason she does not want to rely on my brother.

“If you take the car and agree to have dinner with me,” I add totally knowing I’m pushing my luck here.

“Shooter!” She cries out in frustration, losing some of her firm resolve to keep me shut out.

“What? I want us to be friends, that’s all. Seriously, I’m a man with far too much bad history to bring a woman along for my ride. I want to get to know you as a friend. I get the feeling you could use a friend right now and just that.”

“I’ll take the car, but only until my car is fixed. Things are complicated for me. I can’t accept your dinner invitation. To be honest, it’s not in your best interest to be my friend.”

My buddy, Nathan ‘Boomer’ Vaughn pulls into Tessie’s driveway. Handing her the keys to the Challenger, I smile.

“Baby, I’ve never been one to do anything that’s in my best interest. We’ll have dinner one night, Tessie. Mark my words.” At that final statement, I walk away.

 

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Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

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Ricochet by Keri Lake – Cover Reveal!

Keri Lake, author of the Sons of Wrath series, is stepping outside of paranormal romance for a standalone contemporary romance, set in her hometown of Detroit. Here is your first glimpse at the cover and blurb! Add it to your Goodreads shelf and be sure to enter the rafflecopter below!

RICOCHET

By Keri Lake

Adult Contemporary Romance – Standalone

Expected Release Date: Spring 2015

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The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.

Three years ago, I had everything.

A beautiful wife.

A son.

A reason for living.

Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.

They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I’m cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.

A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.

I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who’s seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.

Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.

An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.

If she doesn’t destroy me first.

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The Blood and Guitars Series by Heather Jensen – Reviews!

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COVERGIFTitle: Fangs And Fame

Series: Blood And Guitars, #3

Author: Heather Jensen

Audience: New Adult/Adult

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Formats: E-book and Paperback

Publisher: Heather Jensen

Cover by: Indie Designz

Pages: 350 pages

Date Published: August 25, 2014

    








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Trey and Aurora have hit the road with Catalyst for the Until Sanity Tour. For Trey, adjusting to life as a vampire while getting on stage in front of screaming fans every night proves difficult. The limelight forces him to do things he swore he wouldn’t, like feeding from the occasional fan. Keeping his secret from the band is harder than Trey expected, and the dull ache of hunger is always with him. Aurora tries to help Trey adjust while attempting to further her career from the road. She continues to paint, determined not to lose herself in the media maelstrom that comes with being married to Trey Decker.

But strange vampires are popping up at concerts, and the newlyweds realize they may be in over their heads. They owe a powerful vampire a favor, and he’s come to collect. But the price is too high, and Trey’s band mates are at risk of becoming collateral damage. Will Trey and Aurora be able to thwart the forces working against them and ensure that everyone they love is still around to share in their success in the end?

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I hadn’t been on stage for all of five minutes when I felt the little buzz of power vibrating in the back of my skull. I was careful not to let it throw me off my game as I casually searched the crowd for the source. My first thought was that my vampire stalker was back, but she hadn’t generated a power buzz like this one. Aurora was backstage tonight – not like I’d mistake her power signature for anyone else’s – but it was clear that at least one vampire was standing in the crowd. When the song we were playing ended, I took my guitar off and walked back to the stand Chase and his drums were perched on. I grabbed a bottle of water and took a big drink, just to give myself some time to think. O’Shea started telling the crowd a story – leave it to him to fill in the silence – and I turned back around to scan for potential vamps again while he spoke. It took a moment, but I spotted him. He was sitting in the third row from the front, off to the left. He was even wearing a black suit, kind of like the ones the Emissary wear, but I couldn’t tell whether it had their emblem embroidered on the breast pocket or not. I met his gaze and held it, letting him know that I’d found him. He stared right at me in that way that vamps do when you just know they’re trying to read your soul, one wispy layer at a time.

He wasn’t just here for the show. That much was obvious. If he was Emissary, what on earth was he doing at a Catalyst concert? Certainly the Emissary had more important things to do than check up on Aurora and I, like tracking down Malena, for one. And if he wasn’t Emissary, well, that was even more confusing. I wished Aurora were sitting there in the front row. At least that way I would know she was trying to decipher the same questions I was. At least that way I would know she was safe. Instead, she was enjoying the show on a screen from the backstage lounge tonight, while simultaneously snapping pictures of several paintings to upload to her website so she could ship them back to The Waking Moon.

Then I realized there were two of them.

The second one was dressed like the first and was sitting in the lowest section off the floor to my left. He met my gaze as well, and I had to force myself to look away so the camera wouldn’t catch my stare-down on the big screens. O’Shea’s voice broke through my thoughts, and I heard him asking the crowd if it was okay if we slowed things down for a minute. The cheering that resulted was my cue to at least try and forget about the vamp in the crowd.

Like that was going to happen.

I set my water bottle down by my mic stand and leaned into the mic. “Let me see those cell phones in the air,” I said as the guys starting playing the intro to “Sweet Disguise.” I strapped my guitar back on and waved one hand back and forth to direct the crowd until the verse began. As I sang, I scanned the crowd again for the mystery vamps but they were both gone. I tried not to worry about it, not to wonder where they had gone and why they’d left in such a hurry, but it was easier said than done. I couldn’t for the life of me imagine why they were here. Even if I’d wanted to warn Aurora, I wasn’t capable of sifting through all the thought trails in the building to find hers. I’d tried on several occasions, but I could never quite manage to hone in on her specifically through all the energized, almost frantic thoughts, coming my way – more than half of which were about me.

The rest of the set seemed especially long after that, which made me feel like crap. The crowd was really into us, and I did my best not to be distracted. I’m even pretty sure it worked, but I was more than relieved when we finished the last song before the encore. I made my way to the dressing room at last. Aurora was sitting at her laptop, and jumped up when we all came into the room.

“I’m ready, I swear,” she said, hurrying over to the makeup chair as Chase plopped down in it for his zombie makeover.

I changed into my tattered suit, suddenly feeling more than a little ridiculous about the paranoia that had rattled my brain throughout the show.

Aurora was here. She was fine. In fact, everything seemed fine.

I started to wonder if I’d seen the vampires in the crowd at all. It didn’t make sense, anyway. Why would a vampire make an appearance in the crowd just to completely vanish moments later? Maybe I really had imagined the whole thing. Maybe I was in worse shape than I realized. I made a mental note to down some blood from the stash first thing after we finished here. I couldn’t help but scan the crowd again for the vamps when I took the stage as a zombie for the encore. No buzzing power, and no Emissary-looking mystery vamps. I was mostly relieved, and I focused on giving the fans the best zombie performance I knew how to give. Aurora was waiting for me in the lounge and we headed for the bus together. It wasn’t until we were about to climb the bus’s steps that we both felt it at the same time.

A power signature.

Aurora froze, her foot hovering just above the bottom step. She looked over her shoulder at me and said, “We have a visitor.”

 

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Book # or Vol #  1           

Pages: 358 pages    

ISBN-10: 1463511884 and ISBN-13: 978-1463511883

ASIN: B00529IDZS

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When Aurora meets Trey, a famous singer and musician, she’s only hoping to get her fill of human blood for the week. The last thing Aurora expects is for Trey to make her feel alive for the first time since she was, well, alive. It begins with a casual painting lesson at her art studio, The Waking Moon, and quickly turns into a forbidden romance. Aurora is forced to hide her true identity from Trey, while keeping her relationship with the human a secret from other vampires in her Brood.

 

Trey’s band is recording a new album and with Aurora as his muse, Trey is writing songs like never before. After being hired by their record label to paint the cover of the new album, Aurora has a legitimate reason for spending so much time with Trey and his band mates. Aurora can’t deny the unexpected connection she has with Trey, which is fueled by glimpses into his emotions every time they share a kiss. Caught between two worlds, Aurora must attend celebrity award shows and vampire rituals, find time to feed, and protect Trey from the dangers of the night, all while preserving her secrets.

 

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Book # or Vol #  2      

Pages: 264 estimated      

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Catalyst frontman Trey is no stranger to chaos, but even the life of a rock star couldn’t prepare him for the consequences of loving a vampire. Trey’s life is in danger; threatened by the very group he must join to stay alive. His struggle to continue his career and release a new album with the band is marred by events that force him to ask a powerful Synod Elder for help.

Aurora has to keep Trey alive until she can make him a vampire, but her own kind will stop at nothing to prevent it. The head of the Emissary is having her followed, and if she can’t figure out who is behind the violent attacks, Trey might not make it to the full moon. As Aurora battles her own kind, she’s also plagued by the risk she’s taking by changing Trey. Will her moon-given power be enough to carry Trey through the change, or will he be left floating in the wake of destruction?

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Full name: Aurora Evins

Species: Vampire

Age: 23, but technically I haven’t aged since I became a vampire at 19.

Nationality: My father was Caucasian and my mother was Egyptian.

City or town of birth: Chicago, Illinois

Currently lives: Clearwater, Florida

Height: 5’8’

Weight: 115

Hair color: Black

Hairstyle: I wear it long and straight, or in big waves

Eye color: Green (Trey says they are the color of old-fashioned 7-Up Bottles.)

Personality: I’m a bit of a recluse. It just comes with the vampire territory. Maybe it’s partly because I’m an artist. I’m an observer. I’ve always been more into watching things unfold around me than jumping right into the middle of them. My OCD kicks in when I’m at work, whether it’s organizing my paints, mixing up a fresh batch of varnish, or arranging the way my work is displayed on the walls at my gallery. I don’t have a lot of friends, but being with Trey has taught me to open up a little. I’ve adopted the rest of the guys in the band as brothers They’re sort of stuck with me now whether they want me or not.

Likes: I love rain, which is convenient when you live in Florida. I also love Root beer (there’s just something nostalgic about it.) I love painting, and not just because my livelihood depends on it. Painting is therapeutic. I also apparently have a thing for guys who play guitar.

Dislikes: Alcohol. Not just because it tastes awful to my vampire taste buds, but because my parents and brother were killed by someone who was driving drunk.

Fears/phobias: I have a fear of death. I know most people probably do, but I think being immortal was the biggest thing that attracted me to being a vampire. There’s just something about the idea of not existing on this earth anymore that totally freaks me out.

Favorite color: Red.

Hobbies: Painting, hanging out at the local vampire hot spot called Club Sanguin, giving my best friend Mark a hard time, and more recently, sketching Trey while he works in the recording studio and beating all of the guys in the band at Guitar Hero.

Taste in music: Anything Trey sings. Lol. But seriously, I have eclectic tastes. I have a soft spot for pop rock and alternative music, though.

Talents/skills: Let’s talk vampire skills, since that’s more interesting. My moon-given talent is to be able to block my thoughts from the prying minds of other vampires. I’m able to ask for other abilities at each new full-moon cycle, but this is the one skill I have with me any time the moon is out. I’m also super fast, strong, and a bit on the sarcastic side.

Current job title and description: I’m the owner of an art studio/gallery called The Waking Moon. I named it after one of the names for the full moon in April because that’s the month I was made a vampire.

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Full name: Trey Decker

Age: 22

City or town of birth: I was born in Clearwater Florida, and I still live there today.

Height: 6’ 0”

Figure/build: Slim, Athletic

Hair color: Dark Brown

Eye color: Light Blue

Tattoos: I have a tattoo of the band’s name and logo, Catalyst, on my chest on the right side.

Personality: I’m a hopeless romantic. I don’t fall easily, but when I have someone that I love, I want to spoil them and give them my heart completely. Living like that opens you up to getting hurt, but the rewards are worth the risk. I like to think I’m spontaneous. I’m pretty laid back and easy going, except for when it comes to my music and the band. I feel responsible for every note and every word I write in a song. I’m a bit of a control freak in that sense, so I like to be involved in the details in as much of the creative process as I can, from the moment we start writing new songs for a record, right down to designing the stage we use.

Likes: I like dogs. Cats make me sneeze. (Sorry cat lovers.) I like the ocean. I used to spend a lot of time surfing, but the band takes up most of my spare time these days. I like writing songs and being on stage. There’s just something about being able to tell a story with my guitar and my voice. I’m completely addicted to every aspect of my job. I’m the luckiest guy in the world that way. I love Legos. I’m like a 10-year-old. I even have a working guitar a fan made me out of Legos. It’s the coolest thing ever.

Dislikes: Fake people. Tabloids. Paparazzi that hide in my bushes in my front yard. (You know who you are.)

Fears/phobias: I used to worry that I was never going to find someone who could deal with my crazy life and my career choice. Aurora has changed all that for me…. Oh, Spiders! I don’t do spiders. They are pure evil.

Favorite color: Old-fashioned 7-Up bottle Green. ;)

Hobbies: Music, pretending that I know how to paint with Aurora, playing with my miniature pinscher Cowboy, hanging out with my bandmates.

Taste in music: I play rock, so I tend to listen to rock. I’m a big fan of Mayday Parade, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, The All-American Rejects, and a bunch of other bands like that. I also love some of the classic bands like Kansas, The Eagles, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. My iPod has a weird combination of bands on it.

 

Favorite food(s): I love pizza and pasta. And Chinese takeout.

Disliked food: Sushi. I just don’t get it. I really don’t.

House/home: My house is huge. Too big, really. I went a little overboard when I was house shopping. Aurora calls it the mansion. I wish I could say that is an exaggeration. The pool is the best part, though. I did it all for the pool.

Current job title and description: Leader singer and rhythm guitarist in Catalyst.

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These are just a few of the songs that I used to set the tone while writing scenes in Fangs And Fame.

Good To You – Marianas Trench feat. Kate Voegele

Whispering – Alex Clare

Back To Me – The All-American Rejects

My Hero – Foo Fighters

Without The Bitter The Sweet Isn’t As Sweet – Mayday Parade

A Drop In The Ocean – Ron Pope

All About Us – He Is We, Owl City

Playing The Blame Game – You Me At Six

The Last Song Ever – Secondhand Serenade

The Best Of Me – The Starting Line

The Memory – Mayday Parade

Black Ink Revenge – Automatic Loveletter

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1 x $25 Amazon Card

1 X Signed Fangs And Fame Paperback

 

about the author

imageI write fantasy for teens and adults. I’ve been creating stories for as long as I can remember. I’m also an avid reader, and I blame Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and her book “In The Forests Of The Night” for my vampire obsession. I absolutely love vampires and anything paranormal, but I enjoy fantasy of all kinds.

 I’m addicted to Oreos and Raspberry Dr. Pepper from Swig. When I’m not writing I enjoy traveling, playing board and card games, killing zombies on the Xbox with my hubby, and spending time with friends and family.

 Music has always been a passion of mine. I’ve been playing drums since I was 12. I also love playing guitar, singing, and going to concerts.

 My favorite color is green, and the uglier the shade the better. I get bored of my hairstyle easily which has resulted in me having many looks in the last ten years.

 I live in Southern Utah with my husband and son. I’m currently preparing for the release of the third installment in the Blood And Guitar series, Fangs And Fame, which will be out August 25, 2014.

 

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Tour Schedule – The Blood and Guitars Series by Heather Jensen from Aug 28 to Sep 11, 2014

Aug 28

Rusty’s Reading – Promo & Playlist

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Promo

Coffee Book & Art – Promo, Guest Post, Playlist & Book Soundtrack

Once Upon a Coffin – Promo & Review All Books

Diane’s Book Blog – Character Interview

Aug 29

G the Book Diva Blog – Promo

Eclipse Reviews – Promo, Author Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character Bio’s & Book Soundtrack

Aug 30

Book Nook Nuts- Promo, Playlist, Dream Cast & Character Bio’s

A Little Bit of R&R – Promo, Guest Post, Top Ten & Character Bio’s

Book Hostage – Promo

Aug 31

For The Love Of Books – Promo, Playlist, Book Soundtrack & Character Bio’s

Portals to New Worlds – Promo, Top Ten, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character Bio’s & Book Soundtrack

Sep 1

My Paranormal Book Review – Promo

Darkest Cravings – Promo, Character Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character Bio’s & Book Soundtrack

Sep 2

Sassy Southern Book Blog – Promo & Review All Books

iHeart Books by MiLo18 – Promo

Sweet Treat Reading Reviews – Promo & Dream Cast

Sep 3

Breny’s Book Obsession – Promo & Dream Cast

Books, Brownies and Barkers – Review All Books & Dream Cast

Sep 4

Patricia D. Eddy – Promo

Indy Book Fairy – Promo

Love N. Books – Review All Books, Playlist & Book Soundtrack

Sep 5

Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo

The Avid Reader – Promo, Dream Cast, Character Bio’s & Book Soundtrack, Playlist

Sep 8

Pretty Girls Read Books – Promo

Paranormal Book Club (PBC) – Promo

Sep 9

Accepted Wisdom – Promo

Cajun Book Lover – Promo

Sep 10

Crazy Beautiful Reviews – Promo

Our New Generation for Reading – Promo

Sep 11

Dalene’s Book Reviews – Promo, Review All Books, Playlist, Book Soundtrack & Character Bio’s

The Phantom Paragrapher – Review Book 1 – Blood And Guitars

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Until We Fly by Courtney Cole – Review!

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Ex-Army Ranger, Brand Killien, has always been good.

A good friend, a good soldier, a good everything. .
The problem is, good hasn’t gotten him anything but a crushed heart.

So after licking his wounds, he decides to move on. And moving on doesn’t include being good anymore.

Bad sounds so much better.

Jaded and detached, Brand is determined to never open himself up to anyone again. It’s not worth the pain. Instead, he becomes closed, hardened, aloof.

But then he’s called back home for a family emergency… a family that he is estranged from. A family that he put out of his mind a long time ago for very good reasons…reasons that involve secrets and pain. Reasons he tried hard to forget.

But home is where the heart is, and it just might be where Brand finds his again.

Why? Because home is where Nora Greene is. A fiery, red-headed spitfire, Nora is a thing from his past. A beautiful, feisty thing. When Brand left, she was away at boarding school.

But she’s back now.

And she wants Brand, scars and all.

Court’s $0.02:
“Sometimes before we call, we fly.”
I LOVE COURTNEY COLE!!!!!  There I said it – but she already knows this.  LOL
I honestly tried to read this book as slowly as possible to make it last longer, but I failed miserably – and I even read this with a raging headache.
Until We Fly is Brand’s story in The Beautifully Broken series.  Brand is best friends with Gabe and they have done everything together.  Brand is forced back home when he receives a call that his father has passed away.  Nora is back home for the summer before she has to go off and start her life and the family’s law firm.
“Sometimes bad things happen in life. Sometimes they happen when you’re really young. Those are the memories that won’t fade with time.”
Brand did not have the best childhood growing up. He’s never opened up to anyone about it and he refused to allow it to consume him.  However, sometimes when we ignore our past, it has a way of always affecting us one way or another because we refused to deal with it.
Nora seemed to have the perfect life on the outside.  She had money and parents who were highly regarded by the town.  But appearances are always deceiving.  Nora is hiding a secret that she never wants to get out.
“Brand can take away the ugliness and makes me feel good again, even if it’s only an illusion…a temporary illusion.” 
Nora decides it is her duty to help Brand after a freak accident that brought them together.  Nora gives Brand a proposition – one he refuses.  However, Nora slowly weakens him.  But what neither of them expected was to be able to walk away and not feel more than just friendship.
Courtney once again tells a beautiful story that tugs at your heart.  You can’t read a book in this series and not feel moved by them.  Absolutely amazing – you just need to read and see for yourself what I am talking about!

BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON:  Until We Fly (The Beautifully Broken Book 4)

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Ellie’s Almighty Drew Leighty

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Drew, Drew, Drew. This guy. This guy can make me laugh like no other.  A friend read this interview before I posted it and said “holy shit ellie!  He IS your male equivalent.”   It’s kinda cool having a male me… I could get used to this. It could be like me asking the other side of my brain what it’s like to have a penis and balls….hmmmm….

So he’s hot.  He’s funny.  He’s all-American.  He’s my closest buddy so be fucking nice to him.   

His first big break into the book world?  He’s THE Seth for J. Armentrout and will be attending Apollycon in February 2015.  He will be at Love N. Vegas with Love N. Books  October 2014 and multiple future signings!  Lots to come from this guy (take that as you will….)….

 

 

What is your guilty pleasure?
Panda Express… No I’m not Asian I just crave orange chicken every once in a while.

What’s your most frequently played song on your iPod?
“Otherside” by Macklemore, because I love wiggers.

Who is your go-to person after a bad day?
My lady, Ariel. Next in line is my dog Lionnel. After that comes my friend Johnny Walker (Blue Label).

What is the the most embarrassing thing you have done or had done to you?
Told you that I am able to fart on command (but my son thinks it’s hilarious).

Craziest fan moment?
I remain incognito… So do my fans.

One word to describe yourself.
Irreplaceable, because any job I have been let go, quit, or fired from I was told that I am always replaceable. I’m still trying to prove them wrong, my theory: “fake it, till you make it”.

Biggest pet peeve?
Hairy nipples, although I have hairy nipples myself. I’m a bit of a hypocrites… Oh yeah hypocrites are another pet peeve of mine.

Tell me one thing most people don’t know about you.
I eat my gum along with the wrappers to my cupcakes. It’s what make my metabolism faster than Usain Bolt.

What’s your one clothing item you can’t live without?
My white boxer briefs. I enjoy being shirtless but not a nudist.

What are you wearing right now?
Can I answer a question with a question and make something up? (I’m naked.)

First thing you do in the morning when you wake up?
Open my eyes.

Last thing you do at night before going to bed?
Close my eyes.

If you could do one thing over in your life, what would it be?
College, then high school. And not the other way around.

What does your family say about what you do?
About which part: modeling, bartending, fathering, or being a college student again?

Have you ever/would you ever do a nude shoot?
Frontal no, I have a tiny penis. My butt, of course… After I tan it.

Ever had sex at work while on the job (any job)?
Nope.

What does your daily routine consist of? Include your weekends…
Breakfast, daycare drop off, dog walk, school, gym, lunch, daycare pick-up, bartending, dinner, 2-5 drinks, then bed.

Any tattoos or piercings?
Nope.

Celebrity you would love to bang?
Easy, Jennifer Anniston. Or Hilary duff, or Jennifer Lawrence… Shit; Kate Upton, Megan Fox, Katy Perry, Beyoncé…. I mean come on, I’m a guy, this list could go on and on.

Who is the most famous person you’ve met?
Channing Tatum, my claim to fame is he drank mine and my friends coronas (when we were 18) and we took him out to surf for his first time.

Do you prefer blondes or brunettes?
I prefer my lady but if we’re getting down to the nitty gritty and it’s life or death it depends on her personality as korny as it sounds.

Obviously fans want to know if you’re single….
Nope, sorry, they can still look though. Touching will cost them some money.

Commando, boxers, or briefs?
Briefs please… White ones.

Do you prefer a screamer, moaner, or silent?
Moaner’s give me boners.

Biggest turn on?
Legs.

Biggest turn off?
Odor.

Ever been caught doing the dirty?  Do tell.
Yeah, my old roommate and I shared a bunkbed, he caught my girl and I multiple times. He probably also caught me with my other girlfriend: my right hand.

What is your favorite position?  You know… POSITION.
I like to work against gravity so I like my girl on top, I can hit the sweet spot a bit better.

Bed, floor, wall or shower?
I prefer the bed, but if she’s not getting off sometimes other positions requiring other settings need to be explored. I also enjoy counter tops, shower walls, and carpet flooring.

What kind of date would you plan for your girl?
Well definitely dinner to somewhere intimate, both of us love sushi so usually we experiment with different rolls and multiple bottles of sake and saporro. Then after we get a buzz/hammered we would go to the Main Street and find a club or two to dance at and catch a ride home.

What about your worst date?
Blind dates.

What’s your favorite part of a girl’s body?
Boobs and legs, she has to have nice legs but she also needs to have nice boobs so they’re a bit tied for me.

Favorite type of music?
Anything as long as it’s American. I’m not racist I’m just a true American.

If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Wolverine’s.

Favorite funny movie?
Pineapple Express.

Favorite scary movie?
The Purge.

Favorite chick flick?  (All guys have one, even if they won’t admit it.)
The Notebook.

Do you like to read? If so, what type of books?
Not so much, but I’ll pick up a James Cameron book every once in awhile.

What’s your one food staple that you always have at your house?
Tortilla chips and salsa.

What’s your favorite exercise routine?
I’m busy with my son.

Country boy or city slicker?
California boy, that means I can adapt to either but I’m neither. Give me salty water with sand in between my toes and I’m home.

What do you want to know about me?  One chance to ask.
When should I expect to be your favorite talent out of all you manage?
Keep doing what you’re doing. And always manscape.

Anything else you want me to ask you?
I don’t sing, I can dance but not professionally, never been in the military, I’ve done some drugs but not a lot and don’t anymore, I drink, don’t smoke cigs I think that’s all unless you can come up with something original.

For bookings, please contact Drew’s manager, ellie@lovenbooks.com

 

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