Sunday, January 25, 2015

SNEAK PEEK Sunday: Sydney Logan

On February 21, Sydney Logan will be releasing her fifth novel, Pros & Cons. The cover won't be revealed until February 2, but in today's Sneak Peek, she's sharing an excerpt from the book. She's also giving away three advanced copies of the ebook, so be sure to enter to win!
 

Con artists Jenna York and Ethan Summers always seem to cross paths during their travels around the world. With their partners in tow, the cunning criminals wreak havoc across the globe, stealing from the rich and giving to the richer. While Jenna tries to convince herself that she sees him as nothing more than a professional rival, Ethan finds it a little harder to fight his attraction to the beautiful thief.
When tragedy strikes, Jenna and Ethan join forces, but are the stakes too high? Can they escape this last job with their lives—and their hearts—intact?
Cover reveal: February 2, 2015
Book Release: February 21, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mountain Media

As I slip quietly out of the suite and rush toward the elevator, I can’t deny I’m feeling a little better about Vegas.


That is, until the elevator doors open.


Standing there, leaning against the stainless steel wall with a cocky smile on his face, is the one person I really didn’t want to see this weekend.


With a miserable groan, I step inside the elevator and furiously stab the button.


“Are you following me, Summers?”


“I’d follow your dimples anywhere, York.”


Ethan Summers is infuriatingly charming and handsome. Both assets have proven to be beneficial to his career and detrimental to mine.


“Well, these dimples just lifted Bradley Jones’ credit card numbers.”


“Impressive. Although, one might argue that a more superior con artist would be capable of accomplishing such a feat without showing a little skin. Really, Jenna, I’m disappointed.”


He rarely calls me by my first name. Last names have always been our thing.


“Were you watching me?”


“Every heterosexual man in the casino was watching your little performance. Nice legs, by the way.”


Crap.


“Not good,” I mutter.


“No, but I enjoyed it.”


Ethan grins as the elevator doors open. I don’t protest when he grabs me by the elbow and leads me toward the nearest exit. It’s not brightly lit, but there’s a very nice bouncer that Ethan greets by name who allows us to walk right out the door and into the starry Nevada night. He doesn’t let go of my arm as we hurry toward a black SUV.


“Why are you helping me?”


“You drugged a millionaire and stole his credit card info. I think it’s best we get you out of town.”


That doesn’t really answer my question, but I can’t argue with his logic.


Ethan opens the passenger door and helps me inside.


“Nice stilettos.”


I glare at him, and he shoots me a sexy smile before slamming my door.


It’s really too bad that I hate his guts.


Ethan Summers and I have crossed paths many times throughout the past couple years. It’s unavoidable, considering we’re two of the finest criminal minds in the world.


That’s what the news says, anyway.


“Let me guess,” Ethan says as he pulls the SUV out onto the highway. “You used Rohypnol on Jones?”


I roll my eyes. “I’m a thief, not a sexual predator.”


“Well, you obviously slipped something into his drink.”


“Sleeping pill.”


Ethan hums his disapproval. I can’t argue with him. Slipping Bradley a sedative is so amateur.


“I was desperate. The entire weekend has been a complete waste of time. When did the Viper install dome cams?”


“A few weeks ago. The casino’s hosting the U.S. Poker Championship next month. Ceiling cams are a requirement.”


“Super.”


“I know.”


“So, if you knew about the cameras, what were you doing at the casino?”


“Let’s just say a little birdie told me you were hitting the Viper tonight. I had a feeling you might need my assistance.”


“So you’ve been talking to Abby.”


He remains silent and keeps his eyes trained on the freeway, giving me the chance to study his profile. Ethan has a mop of unruly dark hair and deep blue eyes that make most girls go weak in the knees.


Not this girl. Nope.


“Like what you see?”


My face heats. I hate when he catches me ogling him.


“You’re an ass.”


He laughs. “Someday, Jenna, you’re going to stop fighting this attraction between us. I’m really looking forward to that.”




Amazon bestselling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of three novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, and Soldier On. Sydney has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.

Visit her website at 
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cover Reveal: Indivisible Line by Lorenz Font

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A Cover Reveal for

Indivisible Line
by Lorenz Font
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Release Date: March 12 , 2015

~~SUMMARY~~
Pre-med student Sarah Jones is back in Beaver, Alaska, for summer vacation.  A loyal member of the Gwich’in tribe, she accepts the rules set by her father, the leader of their small town. Raised in a strict household, she learned early on to do what is expected of her and has agreed to an arranged marriage. Despite her reluctance to marry without love, Sarah is unwilling to defy her father’s wishes. She hopes to help usher in an era of independence and stability for the town, but for now, her focus is finishing med school so she can become Beaver’s resident doctor.IL pull quote
Business owner Greg Andrews needs a change of atmosphere, away from his philandering wife and life in general. Leaving New York City to join a hunting expedition in Alaska, Greg’s plans are turned upside down when he is shot on Gwich’in land and ends up on Sarah’s operating table. In the absence of a qualified doctor, Sarah must operate to save his life. She refuses to wait for the consent of their tribal leader, and her father banishes her from the tribal land in punishment.
Grateful for his life, Greg concocts a scheme to help. Plagued by the side effects of her unconventional operation, he convinces Sarah to become his live-in nurse. Without the means to support herself, Sarah agrees to the questionable arrangement, but she soon finds herself in even more trouble. Her new problem is that she is falling in love with this infuriating man, and the choices she now must make are much more difficult than the simple act of saving a man’s life.
Together, Sarah and Greg must both decide whether they can overcome the vast differences between them, or if the indivisible line that separates their worlds will ultimately pull them apart.
 
~~EXCERPT~~
For the first time since he had been brought in the clinic, Sarah got a good, long look at him. She noted the perfect blond hair that fell on the side of his face—matted but still perfect. His features were rather forbidding, even in his unconscious state. The defined jawline framed well-proportioned lips that were pale and parted slightly. The suggestion of dimples on either cheek made her ache to see him smile. Then there were the long, dark eyelashes and the contoured nose, all coming together to create a striking, attractive package that kept her eyes glued to his face.
Indivisible-Line-3D-PaperbackHer heart began to race. What is wrong with me? Shaking off another wave of nausea, Sarah closed her eyes and concentrated on breathing. Her knees weakened underneath her, but she kept on inhaling and exhaling. A few more minutes and it would be over.
In her short life, Sarah hadn’t met a man who evoked the well–documented “butterflies-in-the-stomach” phenomenon. Now here she was, staring at a complete stranger with her heart banging against her chest in a frenzy. This man was just too perfect, too beautiful almost. She was even gladder she’d managed to keep him alive. He’d make a woman happy someday, if he hadn’t already. Instinct made her eyes travel to the man’s ring finger, and her heart skipped when she found it bare.
 
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
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Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. She is currently enjoying the buzz from her vampire novels Hunted, Tormented and Ascension, Books 1-3 of The Gates Legacy Series, Feather Light, an erotic romance and Pieces of Broken Time, a military romance.
Lorenz’s perfect day consists of writing and lounging on her garage couch, aka the office, with a glass of her favorite cabernet while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, with an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories.
Lorenz lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. She divides her time between her full-time job and her busy writing schedule.
 
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ascension Blog tour

                   Release of Book 3 of

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Ascension
by Lorenz Font
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What difficulties have you faced while writing your series, as far as storyline goes? How did you overcome them? So far, I haven’t faced any major difficulties as far as the storyline is concerned. The series has a multitude of characters and each book focuses on two main characters while introducing the next ones for the following installment. With that said, there are enough meaty subplots, back stories and scenes to last me until the fifth book of this series is written, and even for the spin-off series that is already brewing inside my head. However, what I encounter while writing the stories has more to do with keeping the balance of information and when to give them away. It is about knowing when to introduce a particular concept or even keeping tabs of the character names and the chronological order of incidents. The easiest one to write for me was the first book, Hunted. The reason for this is being the first one, all the ideas are fresh and telling the story is not a daunting task. On the second installment, I have to constantly go back to the first book and check the order of incidents, positions, and descriptions are accurate. Furthermore, I have to check on the death register just to be certain that a particular character is still alive. Let’s face it. This series has seen so many deaths—enough to give anyone whiplash. It gets harder as we delve deeper into the series because I’m constantly reminded by my well-meaning authors to give a short description of a certain character or incident to make it easy for the readers to follow just in case they caught the series in the middle. Now that is quite ironic considering I’m the author and I’m having a tough time following every single detail. It’s a tough call on when to give a certain idea to keep the balance as well as the interest of the readers. Sometimes, I find myself wanting to give all the details in one sitting which can create confusion since this series involved a long list of characters and multiple subplots. I think the best thing I have done with this series is the introduction of multiple points of view. While each of the key characters tell their stories, I have all the time to pace the narration and stay true to the main plot.of characters and each book focuses on two main characters while introducing the next ones for the following installment. With that said, there are enough meaty subplots, back stories and scenes to last me until the fifth book of this series is written, and even for the spin-off series that is already brewing inside my head. However, what I encounter while writing the stories has more to do with keeping the balance of information and when to give them away. It is about knowing when to introduce a particular concept or even keeping tabs of the character names and the chronological order of incidents. The easiest one to write for me was the first book, Hunted. The reason for this is being the first one, all the ideas are fresh and telling the story is not a daunting task. On the second installment, I have to constantly go back to the first book and check the order of incidents, positions, and descriptions are accurate. Furthermore, I have to check on the death register just to be certain that a particular character is still alive. Let’s face it. This series has seen so many deaths—enough to give anyone whiplash. It gets harder as we delve deeper into the series because I’m constantly reminded by my well-meaning authors to give a short description of a certain character or incident to make it easy for the readers to follow just in case they caught the series in the middle. Now that is quite ironic considering I’m the author and I’m having a tough time following every single detail. It’s a tough call on when to give a certain idea to keep the balance as well as the interest of the readers. Sometimes, I find myself wanting to give all the details in one sitting which can create confusion since this series involved a long list of characters and multiple subplots. I think the best thing I have done with this series is the introduction of multiple points of view. While each of the key characters tell their stories, I have all the time to pace the narration and stay true to the main plot.
Release Date: January 8, 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Paranormal /Supernatural
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-364-5
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH
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~~SUMMARY~~
Ascension-3D-Bookstack Rohnert is descended from a long line of pure-blooded vampires ruled by the Vampire Council. Quiet and principled, he is known for his combat expertise and is beloved by peers and students alike. When his former ally, Goran, becomes the Council leader and the killing starts, Rohnert strikes out on his own. The vampire race is in upheaval when he discovers a black book that contains the wisdom and history of his people. Rohnert refuses to support Goran’s tyrannical rule and has no interest in ruling himself, no matter what the book foretells. He allies with freedom fighters led by the indomitable Harrow Gates. However, the prophecies fail to prepare him to handle one passionate and determined human doctor. The last thing Shelly Anderson wanted was to fall in love. After meeting enigmatic and reclusive Rohnert, her resolve quickly crumbles. Their one night together ends in a nightmare. She is determined to carry on without him, but Rohnert’s unexpected reentry into her life derails her plans. While she teaches him how powerful a human’s love can be, Rohnert realizes the lengths he is willing to go to keep her close and safe, even if it means violating a long-standing decree among pure-blooded vampires to keep their bloodlines intact. When Goran begins to kill off the remaining Vampire Council Elders, Harrow’s rebels urge Rohnert to step in. It isn’t until harsh reality comes knocking at his door that his choice becomes clear. Rohnert must do whatever he can to save the people he loves or risk losing them forever. However, the reluctant savior may already be too late to protect the lives that matter most.  
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~~EXCERPT~~
Young caucasian couple in love at twilight lightThe flimsy door was torn off its hinges like a piece of cardboard. “What the hell is going on here?” Rohnert’s voice rattled everything around them, sending the bottles of precious anesthetics to the floor with a loud crash. “Don’t you ever knock?” Shelly wobbled to the nearest chair and flopped onto it clumsily. “I heard you cry. What’s wrong?” Rohnert rushed to her side, ignoring her question, and placed his hand on her belly. It could have been the warmth of his touch or some quack medicinal magic, but her back felt instant relief. Shelly had wanted to deny him the privilege of connecting with their unborn child. Instead, she smothered a moan at the glorious reprieve he brought to her. She was much too proud to acknowledge how his presence soothed her. “Nothing’s wrong. I probably pulled a muscle when I bent down to pick up the scissors.” She tried to move away from him, to disconnect herself from his touch. Cheryl took one look at Rohnert, and without a word took her leave. Mort scrambled to his feet and followed suit. Rohnert kept his hand on her back. “You’re lying.” He peered at her. Shelly bit her tongue to keep herself from lobbing another furious retort. She looked away, focusing on the exit. He had no right to look so attractive and virile, and her heart shouldn’t be hammering against her chest the way it was. Under his close scrutiny, she felt vulnerable, naked almost, and she hated the sexual stirring in her gut. “You look tired.” “I’m fine. It’s my normal. I have to go to work now.” “You’re done working for the night.” Rohnert’s eyes bore into hers. The command in voice would have sent others seeking for cover. She was no pushover. “You’re not telling me what to do.” Shelly stood up and bolted past him. Rohnert was quick to restrain her, and he spun her around to face him. “I’m not doing this to annoy you. You have to look after yourself and our child. Your schedule doesn’t allow you enough rest.” Sure. He was going all gallant on her, showing concern. It was a bit too cozy and little too late. “No, it isn’t,” he said, answering her unspoken words. “I left because I wanted to protect—” “Oh spare me the details. You left because you’re afraid to show you care. Now that I’m pregnant, you come waltzing back into my life to take control. If you’re concerned for the child’s well-being, don’t be. I’m going to let It know who the sperm donor is.” She watched his face harden. “Do not call our child It. We’re going to give him a name, and I’m not just a donor. I intend to be a part of his life every step of the way.” So he had been eavesdropping. Just for kicks, she pushed on. “And how do you propose that we go about doing that?” Shelly held Rohnert’s gaze with enough challenge to discourage any man. His features softened, and his eyes crinkled. “I want a ceremony to bind us. I don’t want my son to be born a bastard.” As in getting married? Her chest felt weird all of a sudden, inflating at the prospect, but she tamped down her excitement. Where in hell does this man get these silly notions? “And if I won’t do it?” Rohnert smiled, exposing the tips of his fangs. “You won’t deny your child the life he deserves.” Too cocky for his own good. Shelly snorted and shook her head. “This child deserves to live in peace away from the killings and without the fear of getting killed.” It was obvious that she’d struck a nerve when his nostrils flared. Shelly stifled a smile. “I will protect my child with my life.” He pulled her closer until their faces were almost touching and held her chin with his thumb and forefinger. “You won’t get rid of me, even if you try.” Without giving her a chance to answer, he cupped her face with his big hands and captured her mouth in a hungry kiss, demanding her to respond. Shelly planted her palms against his chest and pushed. Rohnert didn’t budge. He growled against her lips and deepened the kiss, rendering her breathless and weak in the knees. Her hands relaxed then fisted in his jacket, finally feeling the burn of his mouth. Oh, God. How could she think straight? She prided herself on being tough, and she usually stuck to her resolve. Yet Rohnert short circuited her brain, making it difficult to think of anything but getting him between her legs. His hands wound down to the small of her back and pressed her body until there was not a hairline of space between them. She felt lightheaded. This had to stop. She wasn’t going to . . . Shelly moaned, unable to stop herself from touching his face. If she were truthful with herself, she wanted this and needed him like air. She also needed a doctor. It was obvious she was sick in the head. She had vowed not to allow him walk all over her, and look at what was she doing—allowing him to trample her will and moaning like a sex-starved kitten while he did.
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
LELU 2   Lorenz Font discovered her love of writing after reading a celebrated novel that inspired one idea after another. She is currently enjoying the buzz from her vampire novels Hunted and Tormented, the first and second book of The Gates Legacy Series, Indivisible Line, a romantic thriller, Feather Light, an erotic romance and Pieces of Broken Time, a military romance. Lorenz’s perfect day consists of writing and lounging on her garage couch, aka the office, with a glass of her favorite cabernet while listening to her ever-growing music collection. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, with an intense focus on angst and the redemption of flawed characters. Her fascination with romantic twists is a mainstay in all her stories. Lorenz lives in California with her husband, children, and two demanding dogs. She divides her time between her full-time job and her busy writing schedule.  
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Praise for Ascension
"The best way for me to describe Ascension is, come for the smoking hot vampires and stay for the action, suspense and gut wrenching drama. It’s not hard to fall under the spell of the visionary creation of Lorenz Font." - Jolene, Valley Girl Gone Country
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