Monday, November 30, 2015

Release Day Blitz - Velicious Part Two by Shelique Lize

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Publication Date: December 7th, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
* Velicious Part Two cannot be read as a stand alone.
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Justice Labelle has lost too much in this war of monster and men, and it needs to stop now. After her run in with Erin, which left her lying in a hospital bed, black and bloody blue, Justice is no longer going to sit by and simply accept the twisted hand, that has been dealt. Especially since she now has superhuman powers, all thanks to her being a Doll. Her one and only passion– To get through College and practice law at a top tier firm, is fading from her grasp and its all because of Calvin, Dante, Vampyres and the Government. In fact the government has more secrets than kids have candy… And they’re all just as deadly as the enemies they hunt. But you know what? Justice has come up with her own master plan and heaven help the Vampyre, monster or human that gets in her way!  

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Shelique Lize is an awesome mother of two beautiful baby girls, and a wife to the luckiest man on the planet. It took her five years to write Velicious Part One but once her first daughter was born, she decided to revisit the world that she had created. Falling in love with her characters all over again, she wanted to finish their story. Velicious Part Two was written in half the time.
Shelique loves anything to do with the paranormal world. She’s a proud Canadian but dislikes winter. She prefers watching the snow falling beautifully from inside a warm home. The movie Grease is her all time favorite movie. She thinks everyone should still watch Disney movies. Sailor Moon is her favorite anime. Currently she likes to listen to The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey, and she’s pretty open to every other genre of music.
Shelique likes to surround herself with positivity and she enjoys a good meditation. Photography, a Shopaholic, and she’s an Aries.

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Blog Tour - Iconic by Xavier Neal

Title: Iconic 
Author: Xavier Neal 
Genre: Romance 
Photographer: Jessica Anhalt

Infamous McCoy brother Madden, has had a life time of burying secrets and brothers. He's denied himself the right to picture a better life, especially with the long legged, foul mouth girl he's loved since he was six. When the inevitable moment to take down the Drug Lord responsible for much of his pain approaches, will Madden just become one more headstone in their graveyard or will he rise to the occasion and become Iconic?

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life. She also enjoys eating cupcakes, watching Netflix, and pretending to have Oprah interview her!

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Blog Tour - Stars In Her Eyes by Kennedy Kelly

Title: Stars In Her Eyes 
Author : Kennedy Kelly 
Genre : Romance

Red carpet and one look was all it took to ignite the spark between Sachi Waters and mega-star Drayke Sloan. With a proposition that is typically left in the movies, the two find themselves consuming each other in a whirl wind weekend. 
But when Sunday night rolls around, Sachi finds she didn’t just give Drayke her body, but her heart, too. He promised to stay in touch. But after months without a word, she gave up hope. 
Until life threw them together again. The spotlight, the fans, their past all working together to keep these two apart. Can their love over come it all? 
This book has mature content and is only suitable for those 18 and over.

I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO where I grew up with four older brothers. I now reside in Overland Park, Kansas. I'd always loved to write as a child. My teachers would call home not because I was in trouble but because I had a creative imagination and they wanted my parents to know about the crazy stories I was writing. I've always been a hard worker. I started working with my family's company when I was 15 and still haven't stopped. I am a wife, mother of two, hold down a full time job and am now trying to be a indie author. I have a passion for reading and before I started writing I could be found with a Kindle in my hand morning, noon and night. I'm a picky reader so it's hard to please me but I feel like I have a keen eye for a good book.
I hope you all will join me on my new journey as I release my first book Fearless Love. It can be very scary but with my passion for the written word I hope it will be well worth it.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Author Interview - Nicholas Conley, Author of Pale Highway

Author Bio 

Originally from California, Nicholas Conley has currently made his home in the colder temperatures of New Hampshire. He considers himself to be a uniquely alien creature with mysterious literary ambitions, a passion for fiction, and a whole slew of terrific stories he’d like to share with others.

When not busy writing, Nicholas is an obsessive reader, a truth seeker, a sarcastic idealist, a traveler, and — like many writers — a coffee addict.

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Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly slipping away.

When one of the residents comes down with a horrific virus, Gabriel realizes that he is the only one who can find a cure. Encouraged by Victor, an odd stranger, he convinces the administrator to allow him to study the virus.  Soon, reality begins to shift, and Gabriel’s hallucinations interfere with his work.

As the death count mounts, Gabriel is in a race against the clock and his own mind. Can he find a cure before his brain deteriorates past the point of no return?

Interview with Nicholas Conley

1. How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
Pale Highway was directly inspired by my years of working with Alzheimer’s patients in a nursing home setting. These experiences, and the people with Alzheimer’s who became my friends, changed my life, and transformed everything about how I view the world. It’s so easy to get swept up in the daily stresses of life, but watching the bravery of people going day-to-day while handling an incurable disease that takes away fundamental pieces of their brain, memories that made them who they are… it compelled me to speak out on this issue, to create a narrative framed around a protagonist with Alzheimer’s.

2. Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? If you write more than one, how do you balance them?
I never write with a genre in mind. Once I start working on a story, it decides for itself what type of story it’s going to be, and this results in much of my work occupying a very fluid place somewhere between science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy and sometimes horror.  As I wrote about on ‘SFF World,’ I’m not a fan of genre snobbery. Great fiction is great fiction, no matter what genre it belongs to. The closest that Pale Highway can come to a genre classification is science fiction, which just seemed like a natural direction to take based on the former profession of the main character.    

3. What do you do if inspiration strikes in an inconvenient place like (car, restaurant, bathroom/shower, etc..) and how do you capture that moment before it gets away from you?
That’s usually exactly when it strikes, I’ve noticed.  Throughout the years I’ve tried out a number of different systems to seize that lightning bolt, ranging from writing endless notes on the back of my hand in permanent marker, to sending myself text messages with a flip phone.  Currently, I’m keeping a number of old receipts in my back pocket that I pull out and write on whenever an idea strikes me.

4. Do you believe there is value in a review? Do you believe they are under rated, overrated, or don’t matter at all?
I love reviews, both the concept of them, and the reality. There’s nothing more representative of the positive sides of our culture—and the massive electronic expansion of our current era—than the fact that we’re able to take a piece of media, indulge in it, and then speak our opinions in a public forum.  I love writing reviews, and I love reading them.   

5. What is your biggest fear about having a book published?
It’s hard to explain, but that moment when a book finally enters the world is much like a child moving out of the house.  You’ve created this thing, helped to shape it for so long, and now it’s out there for others to do with as they may. This stage is also the most exciting part of the process. Though of course, fear and excitement do tend to walk hand in hand.  

6. What makes a good story, why?
Great characters, and a purpose.  Good stories always have a deeper reason for existing, whether conscious or unconscious, that connects to others and says something meaningful about the world.  I wrote more fully about this subject in my blog, in a piece titled “The Writer’s Role in Society.”

7. Do you view writing as a career, labor of love, hobby, creative outlet, therapy, or something else?
All of the above!

8.  What makes your book stand out from the crowd?
Alzheimer’s is something that doesn’t get nearly enough attention, considering how heavily it impacts so many people in the world. While Pale Highway has a lot of themes running through it, at its core it’s a novel about Alzheimer’s, and what it means to have Alzheimer’s in today’s society.  
Also, Pale Highwayis rather unique in that it doesn’t easily fit into a genre. Though it’s a science fiction novel, it easily crosses the imaginary boundaries that exist between speculative and literary fiction.

9. What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
There’s a scene toward the end that was the first one that ever came to me, back when I first dreamed up the idea for this book. I really can’t talk about it in detail, as it would spoil several enormous plot details, but this one scene always gets my heart thumping every time I reread it. After most readers finish the book, I think they’ll know which scene I’m talking about.    

10. Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
Almost every character that an author writes inherits something from the writer, and I’m no exception.  I’m not like Gabriel in a lot of ways, but his introversion—and his intense drive toward a singular goal that he’s passionate about—are qualities that I definitely relate to.  

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Blog Tour - Seeking Redemption by Madhu Vajpayee

Book Blurb:

Story of a girl Meera, who is unwittingly drawn into a conflict from where she finds it difficult to emerge unscathed. It's her journey from being a simple, medical graduate belonging to a middle class family to the uncharted territories of corruption and caste based politics. Her path is crossed by the two men, both compelling yet completely contrasting characters, who are forever going to change her life. If it is Aman who can challenge her ideals and defy her resolves, and makes her the person she finally becomes, it is Abhay's sublime love which enables her to go through the vicissitudes of life. It's also the story of her loss as well as triumph against her own demons to find her true self.

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About the Author:
Dr.Madhu Vajpayee- the writer was born somewhere in those hospital corridors where she has spent the last two decades of her life. Witnessing life at such close quarters pushed her to capture its enigma in her words and slowly it became her passion. After writing several scientific papers and chapters in books, this book is her first step in literary world.  
Having done her graduation, MBBS from King Georges Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow she went ahead to pursue her post-graduation, MD from AIIMS, New Delhi. She was a consultant at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi having been associated with management of patients living with HIV/AIDS. She is now settled in Melbourne, Australia with her family, where she is devoting most of her time to writing, the passion that she couldn’t pursue earlier because of the demands of medical profession and commitment it requires.
When not creating stories, Madhu enjoys reading and travelling.

Reviews for the Book:

It was a perfect book and can motivate one. ~ Nidhi Author on Goodreads

Wonder full book.Clearly highlights the current problems faced in India as a result of reservation! ~ Nikhil Dave on Goodreads

It is one of the amazing fiction I have read in the near past. Highly recommended. Cocktail of Corruption, politics and love. ~ Akshay_Tripathi on Amazon

What Madhu does well with this story is to highlight many factors that need change. She brings out facets like reservation. She talks about the more rigid mindset of an Indian family ~ Vinay Leo @ Booworm's Musings

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Blog Tour - Down to You by Addison Kline

Title : Down To You 
Author: Addison Kline 
Genre: Romance 

Book 1 of the Love on Edge series

Holly Edgemont used to love celebrating Christmas, that is, until her whole world was turned upside down by an unexpected divorce from her college sweetheart Brant. This year, not only is she divorced, but the kids are going out of state with her ex Brant, leaving her utterly alone. Holly's party-girl friend Sloane tries to break her out of her frump by dragging her along to holiday parties where Holly meets cute and available Chris. But when Holly realizes that she still has feelings for Brant, she has a decision to make: Learn to trust her long time love who broke her heart, or move on for good. 

Brant Edgemont is a divorced father of three, and hopelessly in love with his ex-wife, Holly. He made the biggest mistake of his life walking out two years ago. Despite his pleas to reconnect, Holly still resists him. Is it too late to rekindle their love? Or will Holly move on for good, leaving Brant himself heartbroken and alone?

Down To You is not just a romantic love story. It is a story of familial love, friendship, betrayal, redemption, and the magic that can happen at Christmas time when friends and family join together.

Addison Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery,
psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in
Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs.
Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she
entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an
adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn’t writing, you can
find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling
with her family.

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