Sunday, August 28, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS ~ GWYN McNAMEE ~ SAVAGE COLLISION

GWYN McNAMEE

SAVAGE COLLISION

RELEASE DATE

September 1, 2016

Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and two fur babies). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow.  Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world.  She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.

When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels).  An admitted shoe whore, Gwyn’s closet rivals Carrie Bradshaw’s and is constantly expanding. 

Gwyn’s debut novel, Savage Collision, the first book in The Hawke Family Series, releases September 1, 2016. 

Pre-order link (right now I only have Amazon, but I will have other format links before the 28th, I will send them as I get them).


GENRE: Contemporary Romance

The last thing I expect when I walk into The Hawkeye Club is to fall head over heels in lust. It’s supposed to be a rescue mission. I have to get my baby sister off the pole, into some clothes, and out of the grasp of the pussy peddler who somehow manipulated her into stripping. But the moment I see Savage Hawke and verbally spar with him, my ability to remain rational flies out the window and my libido takes center stage. I’ve never wanted a relationship—my time is better spent focusing on taking down the scum running this city—but what I want and what I need are apparently two different things.




Danika Eriksson storms into my office in her high heels and on her high horse. Her holier-than-thou attitude and accusations should offend me, but instead, I can’t get her out of my head or my heart. Her incomparable drive, take-no-prisoners attitude, and blatant honesty captivate me and hold me prisoner. I should steer clear, but my self-preservation instinct is apparently dead—which is exactly what our relationship will be once she knows everything. It’s only a matter of time.

The truth doesn’t always set you free. Sometimes, it just royally screws you.



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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sarah Marsh




NEW RELEASE! Sarah Marsh – DARK REDEMPTION!

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Blurb:

Sofia Boon was ready to make changes in her life, but she didn’t see this coming…
Taking a chance, she finds the nerve to ask out her handsome neighbor, but when he doesn’t show up for their date, Sofia knocks on his door and meets a man claiming to be his roommate, and she soon realizes she’s made a horrible mistake.
Eitan Kent is a tortured man, haunted by a death he was unable to prevent…
Eitan believes he is unworthy of being loved. He buries himself in his work and takes a job to track down a wanted criminal, Ben Donovan. He locates Donovan’s apartment, but finds it empty—until Donovan’s “date” shows up.
Eitan doesn’t know what to make of sweet, curvy Sofia, but she’s the only lead he has…
Feeling he has no choice, Eitan decides to take her with him to see if she can somehow lead him to Donovan before it’s too late—or if her innocence is all an act and she’s involved in the bastard’s crimes.
Sofia is terrified and tries to explain to the dark stranger that she barely knows her neighbor and has no idea how to track him down, but Eitan knows exactly how to get the truth from her. Who knew a little torture could be so sweet?
Tag: “Who says it’s always the damsel who needs to be rescued?”

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EXCERPT:
That rat bastard! She thought as she watched him stroll out of the room just as though nothing had happened. As if he hadn’t just gotten her so turned on that she thought she’d spontaneously combust and then just…left.
Sofia didn’t think about what she would have done if he’d tried to have sex with her. That would just ruin the fury she was currently riding. She should be relieved he hadn’t tried to force her. She should have been, logically speaking, but she had to admit to herself her overheated body was ready to beg for release and that her traitorous hormones were killing the rational part of her brain. Sofia knew it was crazy, but all she could think about right now was that the most satisfying way to get some relief was under her sexy captor. It was an issue that only got worse as he walked back into the room with a tray of food and all that beautiful, tanned bare skin.
Here, let me help you sit up so you can eat,” he said, putting the tray down on the nightstand and moving closer, “Or would you rather wash up and use the bathroom first?”
Bathroom first, please,” she said immediately, thinking she could follow his lead and get some satisfaction while cleaning up.
But clearly her eagerness must have given her away because he raised one eyebrow in challenge.
Okay, but you have ten minutes to shower, and you are not allowed to touch yourself other than to get clean―am I understood?” he said in a firm tone as he leaned forward and undid her wrists.
You’re going to watch me?” she asked, not quite certain if she was offended or turned on at the prospect. She wondered for a second why his firm tone seemed to excite her more than it should have.
Do you want me to watch you?” he whispered low next to her ear, causing awareness to spread through her entire body.
Sofia was a little breathless at the thought of putting on the same show for him as he did for her, but in the end, her pride won out over the wanton need she felt inside.
No,” she barely answered, and it sounded weak even to her ears.
His deep chuckle at her answer made her nipples peak even more, and she was almost disappointed when he leaned back and pushed the timer on his watch.
You’ve got ten minutes, Sofia. Then I come in and get you.”
Sofia had never used the washroom and showered so fast in all her life, she got done with barely a minute to spare as she put her bra and underwear back on and then wrapped herself in a big fluffy towel before she walked back out into the room.
You can keep the towel until you’ve eaten, then it’s off,” he said once he saw her.
She’d take that small win, and she took her sweet ass time eating as well until he finally took the tray away after she’d spent five minutes chewing a single piece of melon.
Now are you going to make this difficult on both of us or are you going to behave?” he said as he motioned toward the wrist cuffs once again.
She thought about it, but there was nothing she could do against his superior strength, so she begrudgingly laid back against the padded headboard and raised her wrists.
Why are you doing this?” she asked quietly. “I told you everything I know already.”
Well, I’ll see about that soon enough, won’t I?” was all he said in reply as he fastened the cuffs and picked up the tray before he left the room.
****
By the time Eitan had gotten the kitchen cleaned up from breakfast and returned to the bedroom, he was already half hard from replaying how she’d looked watching him come in the shower. He thought about putting on a pair of jeans, but why bother? He certainly wasn’t ashamed for her to see how she affected him and she sure as hell didn’t seem to be put off by his body, so he may as well use that to his advantage, right?
Ready for the ankle cuffs?” he asked as he entered the room.
He saw her swallow hard and move her legs tighter together.
Why do you have to?” she asked with a worried look. “Are you going to touch me?”
You don’t want me to touch you?” he challenged, already knowing her body didn’t have any arguments.
Of course I don’t want you to touch me!” she answered, clearly trying to sound offended that he’d suggest such a thing, “I don’t even know your name!”
Well, that’s easy enough to remedy,” he said as he placed one knee on the bed and pulled up the first ankle cuff. “My name is Eitan. Now give me your leg, Sofia.”
He could tell she was surprised he’d given her his name, and to be truthful, he was a bit surprised by that himself. But the more he thought about his name on her lips as she moaned her pleasure, the harder his cock got. He was doing all sorts of things with this little captive that seemed to be breaking his rules, and Eitan wasn’t sure he really cared.
When she tentatively placed her little foot in his hand, he quickly attached the cuff and then slowly ran his fingers over the softness of her skin. Clearly she waxed her legs as the skin was still supple and hair free. That thought made him more aware of the noticeably smooth skin under those pretty purple panties, and his mouth watered as he imagined how soft it would feel under his tongue. As he fastened the second cuff and her legs moved further apart, it was all he could do not to crawl up her body and relieve her of those panties just as he’d fantasized about doing in the shower this morning. It was then that he finally had to admit to himself that this interrogation was probably going to be more difficult for him than it was going to be for her…because his self-control was already bucking to be let loose.



Author Bio:

Sarah Marsh was born in British Columbia where she still lives, she has only recently began her writing career finding it the perfect outlet for taking the edge off a nine to five office job. She’s been a science fiction and romance junkie for years and when her imagination started to take the characters she’d read about even further in their adventures she decided to try writing something of her own.
Sarah’s also a former pastry chef and spends a lot of time cooking and baking for friends and family as well as painting and knitting. Her biggest weaknesses are animals of any kind…she even loves the ones that wake you up at four in the morning because they can almost see the bottom of their food dish.
When it comes to life in general she’s a big believer that laughter is the best medicine and that there’s no such thing as too much love, which is why she’s such a sucker for a happy ending.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

We are stretching towards our goal


SE CHARDOU

Kisses In Ibiza
An All The Right Moves Novel

Dominique Hardin knew she was lucky to secure a third string role on one of the hottest concert tickets of the spring/summer. Being the opening act for Chris Lukas and Laura Marrero is a dream come true but when they invite her to Ibiza after the tour ends, she's thrilled.

She can't turn the feelings she has for Chris off but she's not sure he feels the same way until one night in Ibiza changes everything. There is no going back but where does that leave the status of their relationship once they get back to the real world?

Warning: Due to explicit language and adult situations, reader discretion is advised.

The author, the author oh my

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

This is a RE-POST for a REAL LIVE REASON


If I don't Own you I will crush you...

It is my birthday, YaY for me. I am grateful to see this side of *cough, cough* 40ish. 

The word is getting out in a big (not so good way) about the real gamer behind the game. BE AWARE...


This is the resolution I received from the tycoon company Amazon. My feelings were hurt, my ego bruised because I know this may be stated as LAW in the Amazon Rules but it is accepted practice in the Indie book community. 

Amazon Business

Message From Executive Customer Relations


Hello Niecey,

Your review wasn't within our guidelines, so it has been removed. I understand you're upset and I regret that we haven't been able to address your concerns to your satisfaction. However, as previously stated, we do not permit reviews or votes on the helpfulness of reviews that are posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment (whether in the form of money or gift certificates), bonus content, entry to a contest or sweepstakes, discounts on future purchases, extra product, or other gifts.

Customer Reviews are meant to give customers unbiased product feedback from fellow shoppers. Because our goal is to surface Customer Reviews that help customers make informed purchase decisions, any reviews that fall outside of our guidelines will not be posted. I'm sorry, we'll not be able to offer any additional insight or action on these matters, and any further inquiries on this matter won't receive a response.

We appreciate your understanding.

Best regards,

Abigail R.
Executive Customer Relations
Thank you for choosing Amazon Business.


My research took me to 15 companies who have reviewers post their reviews to Amazon after these books are gifted to the reviewer. Most do it via email, some do it via Amazon gift card. Some even have the author place the book on “free” giving the reviewers two – three days to download the book. After an acceptable amount of time, these books receive reviews that are “helpfulness of reviews that are posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment (whether in the form of money or gift certificates), bonus content, entry to a contest or sweepstakes, discounts on future purchases, extra product, or other gifts.” 

My problem is I was honest, up front and stated beyond a shadow of a doubt that the book was a gift. These eBooks were gifted directly from the author to our company, and then loaned to anonymous readers who wrote reviews. However, "honesty" doesn’t appear to be what Amazon honors. Why? Only they can truly answer that question. But should I shut down, what could prove to be, one of the greatest ideas for helping Indie Authors? I think not! I’ve decided to become Amazon’s book review competition. 

We are told by @wikipedia.org 
Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way. He initially set up the company in his garage.[26] He had left his "well-paying job" at a New York City hedge fund after learning "about the rapid growth in Internet use", which coincided with a then-new U.S. Supreme Court ruling holding that mail order catalogs were not required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence."[16]
If Amazon could start in a local barn selling second-hand books to any who would stop long enough to pick out one or two, then I can continue by using my landing page and other key sites to post “legitimate reviews” for Indie Authors, that will help to drive up their book sales: for that is the ultimate name of the game.

Although Amazon looks good on the outside, it is not the only game in town. It is simply the largest and is very overwhelming game in town. 



I continued to search and found over 100 actual reviews where the review stated the item (to include books/eBook) was free. I am done with fight and have processed refunds for my clients. But this is only the beginning.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is what I will leave you with... you may pick up a copy wherever books are sold...I got mine from Amazon. If I left a review, it would be taken down. Why? It was a gift. Although the author did not ask for a review...

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

ACPSLLC WALL OF FAME

Due to the under whelming response to the Wall of Fame we are postponing the launch date to December 1, 2016. No other dates have changed so please support our efforts because you are supporting an #Indieauthor. This is all we do, this is why we are here, they are our motivation.



ACPSLLC is adding a wall of fame to our website to go live on August 1, 2016. 

We would like to include your contact information i.e. Facebook Page, Twitter Page, Group Page, Fan Page, Blog Page, etc. You may send your information via email: apllc@outlook.com. We will collect all the information by the July 25, 2016; then once a month thereafter, on the Saturday closest to the 25th of each month going forward. Additionally, we will update the Wall of Fame on the Sunday closest to the 1st of each month.

We are requesting that you make available something in exchange, and we are offering three options. We, however, WILL NOT hold anyone hostage. We simply want to support you in any or all of your #Indie publishing world.  We are enthusiastic about this, because we believe we can mutually benefit each other.

Please join us in building a service and product no one can resist.

1.       Support one of our two campaigns leading up to our October Bi-Annual anniversary:
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2.       Support our Bi-Annual Anniversary event:
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     a.       Fill out our form letting us know what you are willing to do
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                                                                                                ii.      Donate time, gifts, advice, etc.

We will not push you or spam you no matter what the situation. In addition, even if you decide NOT to support our Brick and Mortar KickStarter efforts on any level, we want to support you and your efforts. Write me, personally, and tell me how ACPSLLC can assist you in your Perfect Storm to Greatness.

The wall of fame will parlay into a directory for authors to shop for all things publishing i.e. PA’s, Music motivation muses, Editors, etc. We believe there are so many services needed that  we need to lead where we are able and support where we can, on and off Facebook.

Thank you in advance for you cooperation.

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