Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Win this pretty fashion necklace and US$20 Amazon gift card!


Win this pretty fashion necklace and US$20 Amazon gift card!

The heart is made from Zamak, Hypoallergenic Jewellery made from an alloy of zinc aluminium magnesium and copper that is dipped in silver.  It also doesn't tarnish!

What do you have to do? 
Help get word out about His Laughing Girl and His Competent Woman by reviewing and posting

You also gain an entry by joining the newsletter.

His Laughing Girl A BBW- Billionaire Romance

by Ellen Whyte
30,000 words
Self Standing and Complete
$2.99

     “To being wicked.” His grey eyes were laughing at me. “Together.”
     The pleasant thumping in my knickers became a vigorous pounding. Richard Cummings was gorgeous. I could feel his charm wrapping around me like a warm blanket.
     Irresistible, right? I heard myself quip, “Are you Cumming onto me?”
     He bounced right back, “Absolutely.”
     Oh well, I told myself. It’s just a flirt fest. I have those all the time, and it hardly ever comes to anything. Because of the curves, probably. Men like me, but after we’ve had a laugh, they go to bed with someone skinny.
     This was no different. I’d have a giggle with Richard, enjoy the charm and the good looks, lust after him a little bit, and know it was purely a game. Because tech billionaires with a penchant for A-list models don’t fall for curvy caterers.

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Curvy chef Sophie Weston has given up on love. But when she is hired to cater for a very exclusive house party, she falls instantly for handsome tech tycoon Richard Cummings. However, she quickly discovers that Richard has a shady past. Should she trust him or should she walk away before her heart is broken again? A fun uplifting romance with a big beautiful woman and a yummy billionaire.


Where Can You Find The Books?
His Laughing Girl is available only on Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited.
His Laughing Girl on Amazon US 
His Laughing Girl on Amazon UK 
His Laughing Girl on Goodreads


His Competent Woman is available internationally, click here to find your favourite shop.
His Competent Woman on Goodreads

Good Luck! The winner will be notified on Friday 4th August 2017


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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Shadow of the Rose (The Black Rose Guard Series #4) By K.L. Bone

  Title: Shadow of the Rose Series: The Black Rose Guard Series #4
By: K.L. Bone
Publication Date: July 10, 2017
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Gothic Romance
Cover Designer: Skyla Dawn Cameron
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If you stay with the Lorcan Guard, you will honor your original vow, it is true. But you shall remain forever a shadow of the rose… For as long as she could remember, Sarah had wanted to be a knight. One fated evening, a man with dark eyes appeared at her mother’s modest inn, and told her a story of love, loss, loyalty, honor, and a life of which Sarah had only dreamed. Devastated when the man is condemned to the dungeons by her own father, Sarah was told she would never see him again. She safeguarded his story, and secrets, resigned to them forever being the treasures of her imagination. More than twenty years later, he reappears, offering Sarah an opportunity beyond her wildest dreams. A half-mortal, illegitimate child of a lesser court, Sarah’s struggle only begins with leaving all she has known. Her hope for a better future, amid the prejudice of those who look down upon her tainted blood, is maintained by a blossoming love, and being personally trained by the court’s captains. An unexpected turn of events gives Sarah an opportunity to change her fate—a position of leadership in the Black Rose Guard. But to accept will mean abandoning both the man she has come to love, and her vow to Captain Edward. Loyalty and desire clash in one woman’s quest to find her place in the immortal guard.
Black Rose - Black Rose Series #1
Heart of the Rose - Black Rose Series #2
 Blood Rose - Black Rose Series #3
K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination. Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD in literature. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.
Social Media Links
Twitter - @kl_bone
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Saturday, 22 July 2017

AJ Adams & Ellen Whyte Interview Toni Kenyon, author of The Pacific Billionaire Boss

The Pacific Billionaire Boss
By Toni Kenyon
265 pages

Hannah Scott’s bucking the southern small town mindset. She’s not going to settle down and marry a man who spends his days working in the local milk factory and then have a couple of children. She’s come to the big city to stake her claim on freedom and independence.

Robert Redfern is the equivalent of Auckland royalty. He’s been groomed to be the CEO of the family empire all of his life. But when he discovers that part of the requirement to maintain his position is that he take a wife, Robert’s not too happy. 
When the curvy and attractive, Hanna Scott crosses his path, Robert seizes the opportunity to strike a bargain with the attractive redhead that will bring them both what they want.


But, what neither of them anticipates is their magnetic attraction to one another. Can the boss and his executive assistant keep their dealings purely professional?

Meet Toni Kenyon!

AJ & Ellen: What tags best describe your genre?
I write billionaire romance and rockstar romance.

AJ & Ellen: When was your first book published?
September 2012 (the 'olden days' of indie publishing!)

AJ & Ellen: How many books have your published overall?
10 Novels and 2 Novellas

AJ & Ellen: What did you love most about this story? 
I love that the book is set in my home city of Auckland, New Zealand. Hannah is a lovely young country girl who has come to the city to earn some money so she can save to go overseas. We get to see Auckland through the eyes of a person who has grown up in New Zealand, but in small town New Zealand--which is completely different from the metropolitan city that Auckland has become. Robert is an adorable CEO who has no appreciation of the beauty that surrounds him. It is through looking at his city and his life through Hannah's eyes that he comes to appreciate the real beauty and meaning of life and ultimately love.

AJ & Ellen: What made you choose your genre?
I love the total escapism of billionaire romance. Cinderella was one of my favourite stories as a child. Being swept away by the handsome Prince is every little girl's dream come true--or it was mine anyway!

Over and over again, when I look at the stories that I'm drawn to they always involve an aloof, powerful man and a woman who has come from nothing and worked hard to make someting of herself. Pride & Prejudice anyone?

The same story translates well into rockstar romance. I always say that rockstars are just billionaires with massive ego issues. More often than not, my rockstars are self-made men who think that money, fame and all of the trappings that go with those things are going to help them find happiness--that's never the case.

The more I write, the more I see themes emerging in my work. Strong, aloof men who think that money can solve their problems discover that everything they have worked for means nothing, without a deep and meaningful relationship. The struggle with self and the destruction pride and ego. Women who think that they need to make it on their own discover that falling in love isn't about subjugating themselves to a man, but building a working partnership with someone that they love.

These are some of the recurring themes that I see coming through in my stories.

AJ & Ellen: What's the most challenging thing about writing? How do you cope?
Getting the words on the page is the most challenging part of being a writer for me. I love 'having written'. The actual, at the coal face of digging words out of the word mines and putting them on the page is quite another matter.

I cope by keeping a strict record of the words that I have written each day on a spreadsheet. I reward myself by filling in one coloured square for every two hundred words written in my bullet journal. I love seeing the page filled with colour at the end of the day. I remind myself that if I don't sit down and write my words for the day, then I'm going to have to get in the car, drive down the motorway and work to make someone elses dreams a reality.

I want to make my own dreams a reality--so I sit down and write.

AJ & Ellen: Tell us about your book blurbs. How do you go about it? Give us a tip about writing book blurbs!
The dreaded book blurb!

I saw a post on Facebook recently--the two faces of Gollum, "We has to write the blurb" all wide-eyed and full of hope. Followed by, "We hates writing the blurb" looking evil and mad!
Some days that's how I feel about the blurb. How to distil the essence of a 50-75k work down to three paragraphs and a tag line. It's hard work!

I wait until I have completed the story to write the blurb. Some writers like to write it first, to help them get to know their characters, but I prefer to know my characters and my story before I even attempt the blurb. I like to try and keep it simple by writing three paragraphs.

The first paragraph sets the scene for the story and introduces the heroine. The second paragraph tells us about the hero and his motivation. The third paragraph is used to hook the reader, either by setting out the conflict that is going to be the basis of keeping our lovers apart, or asking the reader a question that only reading the book can answer.

Buy Links for The Pacific Billionaire Boss


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Cookie Cutter Release Tour by Jo Richardson

Title: Cookie Cutter
Author: Jo Richardson
Publication Date: July 20, 2017
Publisher: Enchanted Publications
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Iris Alden & Carter Blackwood couldn’t be more different. Recently divorced, newly-employed, cookie-baking, PTA super mom Iris likes her life neat & organized, while house-flipping Carter’s itchy feet means he never stays in the same place for very long. When Carter purchases the home across from Iris to renovate it for a quick sell, he has no intention of putting down roots. He certainly doesn’t plan on getting involved with the local community, let alone the town committee mom. But life doesn’t always coincide with what we think we want. When an unexpected family crisis pulling Carter back to the city, & Iris’ ex-husband doing his best to sabotage anything resembling a new life for her & their teenaged daughter, Iris & Carter soon find, love isn’t always sweet.
A movie fanatic, a writer of stories, a lover of life. I grew up in Maryland with four siblings, three parents and an endless number of cousins within the vicinity – but it was too cold up North for this thin blooded girl. Today, I live in Florida with my two girls and a husband who shares my same sense of humor and basic take on life as we know it. Life is too short to put dreams on the back burner. I write both contemporary and paranormal stories that include mystery, suspense, humor, action, romance, and anything else I can think up.

Author Links
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/JoRichardson Website - http://www.jowrites.weebly.com Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/jowritesfics Twitter - @JoFictionFreak

Win this pretty fashion necklace and an Amazon gift card worth US$20!


Win this pretty fashion necklace and US$20 Amazon gift card!

The heart is made from Zamak, Hypoallergenic Jewellery made from an alloy of zinc aluminium magnesium and copper that is dipped in silver.  It also doesn't tarnish!

What do you have to do? 
Help get word out about His Laughing Girl and His Competent Woman by reviewing and posting

You also gain an entry by joining the newsletter.

His Laughing Girl A BBW- Billionaire Romance

by Ellen Whyte
30,000 words
Self Standing and Complete
$2.99

     “To being wicked.” His grey eyes were laughing at me. “Together.”
     The pleasant thumping in my knickers became a vigorous pounding. Richard Cummings was gorgeous. I could feel his charm wrapping around me like a warm blanket.
     Irresistible, right? I heard myself quip, “Are you Cumming onto me?”
     He bounced right back, “Absolutely.”
     Oh well, I told myself. It’s just a flirt fest. I have those all the time, and it hardly ever comes to anything. Because of the curves, probably. Men like me, but after we’ve had a laugh, they go to bed with someone skinny.
     This was no different. I’d have a giggle with Richard, enjoy the charm and the good looks, lust after him a little bit, and know it was purely a game. Because tech billionaires with a penchant for A-list models don’t fall for curvy caterers.

*****
Curvy chef Sophie Weston has given up on love. But when she is hired to cater for a very exclusive house party, she falls instantly for handsome tech tycoon Richard Cummings. However, she quickly discovers that Richard has a shady past. Should she trust him or should she walk away before her heart is broken again? A fun uplifting romance with a big beautiful woman and a yummy billionaire.


Where Can You Find The Books?
His Laughing Girl is available only on Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited.
His Laughing Girl on Amazon US 
His Laughing Girl on Amazon UK 
His Laughing Girl on Goodreads


His Competent Woman is available internationally, click here to find your favourite shop.
His Competent Woman on Goodreads

Good Luck! The winner will be notified on Friday 4th August 2017


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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Making Covers for AJ Adams Zeta Cartel Romances - an indie perspective

I'm writing a new book, Hunter and I'm making a cover for it because I'm finding that buying them is more miss than hit.

As Hunter is part of the Zeta Cartel series, I want it to fit in with the other covers.


The cover for The Bonus was made originally by a pro but I modified it with the quote and the series title.. The fonts are Tangerine, Garamond and Times Roman.

The covers for Songbird and Dirty Dealings are entirely my own.  As you can see, I have tried to connect the covers by using the series title (duh!) and also by keeping the fonts and  layouts roughly the same.

So for Hunter, I want to keep the series image going. The thing is, I can't really find a photo I really like. I want something dark, menacing but sexy - like Rip, my hero.

The thing about selling my kind of book is that ripped abs do it. So I found two images, one black and white and one in colour.

The plain black and white with white text is okay but not compelling.



Also, Tangerine and Dancing fonts, used to hint at  romance, don't work with the word Hunter.

Then  I messed about and came up with these...


I need the bold HUNTER to stand out, so I have to break away from my title font. I want a colour image as the black and white is too cold.

The advantage of the red is that it hints at blood and danger but it doesn't fit in with the white text used for the rest of the series.  Also, red tends to bleed easily when posted on small screens.

I think I'd best stick with my author name at the bottom and in the same font, too.

At the moment, this is the best effort so far. However, I think the quote is too high, and I'm not totally happy with the title:


I'll mess around with it some more, but in the meantime, if you have any bright ideas, please do let me know. Comment or find me on FB!

And please buy my books!  If you're a Kindle person, find Ellen Whyte romance here and AJ Adams cartel and other romance here.   If you're not, then I'm also on Kobo, Smashwords, iTunes etc etc. Click on the tab above for links to individual books.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Becoming His, Learning to Breathe, Part 2


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Becoming His - The Collective-Season one
Episode Eight
by Ellie Masters
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BECOMING HIS
Deliciously Dark and Daring…
County Coroner, Sally Levenson, hasn’t dated since the death of her husband five years ago. Intelligent but shy, she’s hidden herself from the world. Her days are a never-ending cycle of eat, work, sleep, and repeat, and she’s suffocating in the monotony of her life. That is, until she met Derek Lemark, a man whose money makes money, and who controls every aspect of his life.
Derek finds Sally captivating, intelligent, but shy. He opens doors to new possibilities and forbidden desires, but what he offers comes with a price. He’s given Sally a choice. Green opens doors to hidden desires, while Red ends everything.
Red or Green?
Continue Derek and Sally's journey into the world of BDSM and powerplay! Where delicious and dark becomes sinful and sensuous.

Season 1:
We’ve set the stage, created the characters, and fashioned a world full of twists and turns. Now it’s your turn to sit back and immerse yourself in this incredible series. Each episode weaves the characters and storylines of ten standalone novels together to give you an epic crossover series. We’ve left you breadcrumbs, tidbits of information intertwined throughout our stories. Can you find them? Can you collect the clues we’ve left and become part of The Collective and solve the case?
No one is safe as a killer goes on a killing spree. Will The Collective stop him in time? Will you? Featured authors in order of appearance- Riley Edwards, Erin Trejo, Ellie Masters, Elias Raven, Chris Genovese, and Carver Pike
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What are readers saying?
"The chemistry between Sally and Derek is electrifying!!" ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"This book is great. It kept me captivated from the beginning to the end, leaving me breathless. The story was a complete emotional rollercoaster with all the feels. Oh, and there was some hot sex scenes that will have your heart beating faster too. Believe me, this is one book you do not want to miss. Read it and find out what happens. " ~ Goodreads Reviewer

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Author Bio
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ELLIE MASTERS is a multi-genre author, writing the stories she loves to read. These are dark erotic tales. Or maybe sweet contemporary stories. How about a romantic thriller to whet your appetite? Ellie writes it all. Want to read passionate poems and sensual secrets? She does that too. Dip into the eclectic mind of Ellie Masters, spend time exploring the sensual realm where she breathes life into her characters and brings them from her mind to the page and into the heart of her readers every day.
When not writing, Ellie can be found outside, where her passion for all things outdoor reigns supreme: ATV-ing, scuba diving, hiking, and breathing fresh air are top on her list. Ellie’s favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch, laptop in place, watching a fire, drinking a good wine, and bringing forth all the characters from her Mind-to-the-Page and eventually into the hearts of her readers.

☆¸.•*¨*★☆Welcome to The Collective ☆¸.•*¨*★☆
Riley Edwards, Erin Trejo, Ellie Masters, Elias Raven, Chris Genovese, Carver Pike
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“This crossover series is a huge win for all the authors involved. Don’t miss any of the releases. Each book will pull you in, leave you wanting more while you teeter on the edge of your seat with suspense.” AmazonReviewer
*Release Schedule and Series order
Pre orders available now

Riley Edwards – Unbroken (part one)
Erin Trejo – Iron Claw MC  –
Ellie Masters – Learning to Breathe
Elias Raven – Shadow & Flame  –
Chris Genovese – Quills and Daggers
Riley Edwards –  Unbroken (part two)
Erin Trejo –Iron Claw MC (part two)
Ellie Masters –Becoming His
Elias Raven -TBA- 7.25.17 – Pre order coming soon
Carver Pike – TBA – 8.1.17 – Pre order coming soon

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

oni Kenyon Author Spotlight Tour Featuring The Billionaire Boss


Spotlight on
Author Toni Kenyon


BillBoss.jpgCan a fake engagement lead a skeptical billionaire to honest love?
Hannah Scott’s bucking the southern small town mindset. She’s not going to settle down and marry a man who spends his days working in the local milk factory and then have a couple of children. She’s come to the big city to stake her claim on freedom and independence.
Robert Redfern is the equivalent of Auckland royalty. He’s been groomed to be the CEO of the family empire all of his life. But when he discovers that part of the requirement to maintain his position is that he take a wife, Robert’s not too happy.
When the curvy and attractive, Hannah Scott crosses his path, Robert seizes the opportunity to strike a bargain with the attractive redhead that will bring them both what they want.
But, what neither of them anticipates is their magnetic attraction to one another. Can the boss and his executive assistant keep their dealings purely professional?



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Amazon US:          Proposal 1                   Proposal 2                       Proposal 3


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The Private Love, Rockstar Romance series from Toni Kenyon.
Follow Julian MacAvoy and his beloved Mags as they navigate their way from the heights of European stadium tours to the lows of obscurity in the Far North of New Zealand.
An erotic and candid look at life on the road.

PRIVATE LOVE (ROCKSTAR ROMANCE) READING ORDER:
1. PRIVATE LOVE IN A PUBLIC PLACE
2. THE FAN
3. PUBLIC LOVE IN A PRIVATE PLACE
4. PERFECT LOVE IN A PUBLIC PLACE
5. HIDING IN PUBLIC

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Amazon US:
                 Private Love                The Fan               Public Love                Perfect Love       Hiding In Public

Find all of Toni’s books:
Amazon #  iBooks # Kobo # Nook

Video Trailers:
Private Love # Hiding in Public

tonipp.jpgToni Kenyon lives in Auckland (New Zealand) with her husband (and their dog and cat) the goldfish is just squatting! She writes romance by day, sings in a band by night and in her spare (yeah, right) time she wrangles difficult heroes into line, so they can star in her next novel. Toni also loves the garden and has a special place in her heart for her fruit trees and her veggie patch. A keen amateur photographer, Toni posts “Mood of the Suburbs” shots across most of her social media profiles. She loves to hear from like-minded people, so pop on over and say 'Hi' any time.

Visit her website and sign up for her newsletter so you can     stay informed about her new releases.
Toni can also be found at:
Twitter/@Toni_Kenyon

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