Thursday, 30 October 2014

Behaving on the Internet. You're not invisible

I didn't want to have to add my 2 cents. I hate drama. Its like highschool. I left that place for a reason. But that's what the online world is turning into: a virtual playground for bullies and gossips.

And you know what makes it worse? People in the public eye bahaving like this.

If you have created a brand, a product or are widely known for doing something, you are a celebrity. You are NOT invisible. It doesn't matter if you are walking down the street or sitting behind your computer or device, the same rules apply. Its time you start acting like the kind of role model you want your kids to look up to.

I'm not going to tell you what you should be doing, common sense applies here. Sadly some people lack common sense.

RUDENESS:

When you walk into a shop would you demand one of their products for free?
No, you wouldn't. The same rule applies to owners of online stores. You do not approach your favourite author and demand that they give you their book for free. Its rude!

Authors: readers are the people who buy your books. You do not want to scare them away by being rude. Remember the shop scenario i mentioned above? Same rule applies. You run a business, you need to apply business practises. The number one rule of customer service is: keep the customers coming back for more.

This leads me to my next point.

FIRST IMPRESSION:

When you make your mark on the world, you want it to be good and memorable. You want people to recognise you for your brand and what you write (I am going to use authors as the main example here but this could apply to anything). You do not want your brand to be that you're a rude nasty person.
First impressions are everything! They can make or break a career. Be nice and behave in front of your customers! You will not sell anything and those customers you just scared away will go and tell others how rude and nasty you were. Bad gossip spreads faster than good gossip.

SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTE

Most artists, celebrities and businesses have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. You know what? Not only your Mum can see those! Shock! Horror!
If you do not want your Mum to see how you behave online, you do not want the world to see that bahaviour. If you receive a bad reputation for spreading rumours online, being rude to customers/ other people you work with… well, this will only end bad for you. Karma has a nasty bite and she will come back sevenfold to bite you in the bum sooner or later.
Don't gossip, don't name drop the names of other people who have mishaved, you do not want to jump on the drama train, trust me. You have much better things in your life that you should be focusing on. Like your next release! Eep! How exciting!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Kissing Trouble by Morgana Phoenix - Review




My Review:

Disengage all distractions, fake a sickie because you will not want to be distracted while reading this book. Ms Phoenix has done it again. She has this uncanny ability to write suspense like its second nature to her. I don't think I'm going to sleep tonight! While some plot points kept me guessing, I knew who the killer was from the start! Not Ms Phoenix's fault. I like putting the clues together and often get it right. She planted the clues perfectly. Kissing Trouble is full of terrifying suspense, steamy romance and relatable, life like characters. I totally recommend this be your next read! 5/5 sparkly stars

Kissing Trouble is available now!

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**Please note the book has had a cover update. Most stores will show the old cover. The new one should be up soon**

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Kissing Trouble by Morgana Phoenix - Release Day Blitz

Title: Kissing Trouble (In The Dark Series, #2)
Author: Morgana Phoenix 
Genre: Psychological Thriller Romance *Warning: Strong language and sexual content
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
Blurb: Their screams will be his lullaby. Escaping into the wilderness should have been a piece of cake for a super-babysitter like Julie Brewer. But even she isn’t prepared for the horror awaiting their arrival, or the man who had broken her heart all those years ago to suddenly show up on the doorstep. Mason Brody has a plan and it is simple: wait for Julie to grow up. Yet in no way is he prepared for the fierce amazon who ambushes him with a baseball bat, or the way the shy fifteen year old has blossomed into a beautiful, passionate woman he can't get enough of. But there is so much more than just their past between them. There is a dark force lurking in the shadows, waiting for the chance to appease its hunger for death and it will stop at nothing until it is fed. Can Mason and Julie keep the evil at bay long enough to escape? Or will the monster add their lives to its list?
International Bestselling author Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring up evil villains, bad-ass heroines and swoon-worthy heroes to play with.  Airicka is singlehandedly responsible for her greatly anticipated collections, the Touch SagaThe Lost Girl DuologyThe Regeneration SeriesGames of Fire & Betraying Innocence. She also writes mature paranormal & contemporary romance under the dark guise of Morgana Phoenix. To date, she is responsible for the Sons of Judgment SagaMy Soul For You, & Kissing Trouble.
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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

#Nerd by Cambria Hebert - Cover Reveal

Title: #Nerd (The Hashtag Series #1)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: New Adult College / Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Format: Ebook + Print 



Synopsis:
Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together…

In more ways than one.

She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship.

But that’s about to change.

It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge.

Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple.

Stick to your circle.

And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.




AUTHOR BIO:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently resides in North Carolina with her children (human and furry) and her husband, who is a United States Marine.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.


And don't forget to join in the fun at Cambria's Release Party Event for #Nerd: November 3 5-7 pm EST Join here ---> https://www.facebook.com/events/358300127658232/

Tyler's Undoing by LP Dover - Release Day Launch






She was what he wanted … but she was also his undoing.
Through mutual understanding, Tyler’s secret affair with Gabriella Reynolds has come to an end. It’s a decision that not only saves their friendship, but it’s one that will change his life forever.
For the past couple of years, Tyler Rushing has been known as one of the UFC’s most memorable and sexy heavyweight fighters. Now he has the chance to win the title and claim the fame he so deserves. He has everything he could ever want until Kacey Andrews walks through the door of his gym, wanting nothing to do with him. Keeping his eyes off of her is a challenge; there’s an innocence about her that draws him to her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Little does he know that Kacey Andrews isn’t a stranger. She’s a part of his world; he just doesn’t know it. It’s a secret she’s worked hard to keep hidden.
Kacey spent years trying to get away from the fighting world, away from the man who’s hated among the MMA elite … her brother, Kyle Andrews. Unfortunately, she’s brought back into it when Tyler’s relentless battle for her heart wins her over, drawing her in. The only problem is that secrets never stay buried forever. In the end, Tyler has a decision to make, and it’s one that can possibly destroy his and Kacey’s life … forever.









EXCERPT:

“I have one more question for you,” she murmured, leaning her head against the seat and biting her lip provocatively. Her skin tight green T-shirt hung so close to her skin I could see her nipples peeking through the fabric; I wanted to taste them, to roll my tongue around them and make them pucker more. I wanted to taste all of her.
“What’s the question?” I growled low, watching her tongue slide across her lips.
Slowly, she moved forward and stopped only an inch away from me, her mouth so achingly close. It killed me to keep my calm, to not pick her up, carry her into my house, throw her on my bed, and just fuck her like I’d been dying to do since the day I met her. I had never wanted someone so bad and not be able to have them.
“I’m ready for you, Tyler. Are you ready for me?”

Grasping the back of her neck, I brought her closer and gently nipped her bottom lip making her gasp. “You have no fucking idea.”



TRAILER:













A FIGHTER'S DESIRE - PART ONE 

Two is always better than one.

What would you do if you were given the chance to spend the night with not one, but two fighters? Would you do it? Could you open yourself up to the pleasures they offered and do exactly what they said in order to pass on to the next round?

It was common knowledge that Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. The only problem was that if you didn’t pass their test on the first night, then you didn’t proceed to the next round. They loved a good fight, and that's what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren.

Ashleigh knew what was going to happen when the twins approached her with a proposition, and needless to say, she knew exactly how to handle them … or so she thought. The rules had changed, and in order to get them both she had to first spend one night with each and last until they were done with her. It was a proposition she couldn’t refuse, but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. However, it was one that she was going to enjoy.








A FIGHTER'S DESIRE - PART TWO  

When you’re told to stay away from someone or something it only drives the urge to go after it more. In this case, that was exactly what happened. For years, Gabriella Reynolds—younger sister of MMA’s Heavyweight Champion, Matt Reynolds—was warned by him to stay away from his fighter friends; she deserved better and they would only break her heart.

Did she listen? Yes, for a while, but temptation can only consume you so much until you fall into its trap. There’s a certain fighter she’s interested in, and it just so happens that he’s her brother’s best friend, the only one that is completely off limits to her. However, she’s not the only one fighting temptation. Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, but he’s afraid she’ll want more and he can’t give that to her. When he finds out that’s not the case … everything changes.

Secrets can be dangerous, but they can also be thrilling and intense. Gabriella and Tyler have no choice but to keep their time together a secret … and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.






USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. 

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. 

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

HUNTED by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki - Cover Reveal

HUNTED COVER REVEAL HTML
Today Abi Ketner, Missy Kalicicki and Month9Books are revealing the cover for HUNTED, book 2 in the Sinners Series releasing in July 5, 2015! Check out the smoking hot cover and enter the giveaway to win a signed copy of BRANDED!








On to the reveal! 



Title: HUNTED
Author: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Publisher: Month9Books
Pub. Date: July 5, 2015
Find it: Goodreads

It’s been three months since the revolt against the Commander’s fifty-year-old regime failed. 

Under a new ruler, things were supposed to change. Get better. 

Now, Wilson is in charge. But, can he really be trusted? Can anyone?

Lexi and Cole soon find out, as life takes an unexpected turn for the worse.

In this ever-changing world, you must hunt or be hunted.

Many more lives will be lost.

Many more dreams will be crushed.

Many more fears will be realized.

When Cole is once again faced with losing Lexi at the hands of a monster, one capture will change everything.

Forever. 

HUNTED is the electrifying sequel to the bestselling debut BRANDED, A Sinners Series, by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki.

What readers are saying about BRANDED…

"Branded was a riveting and exciting dystopian read that will have you at the edge of your seat. I could not put it down and was entranced by this dark and unique world!" -Ben Alderson, Booktuber at BenjaminofTomes

"Fast paced and fun, BRANDED has something everyone will love. Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki have created a unique dystopian romance that's sure to stand out in today's market!" -Lindsay Cummings, Author of The Murder Complex

"Branded is a fast paced, heart pounding and swoon worthy read that will make you fall in love with this dark and twisted world." -Sasha Alsberg, Booktuber at ABookUtopia

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About Abi and Missy 

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.




Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a signed copy of BRANDED, Us Only.

1 winner will receive an eBook of BRANDED, International.