All Georgia wants is a simple life, unobtrusively lived. After all the twists and turns she’s been through recently, she copes by keeping things routine.
It just feels safer that way. She considers the confines of her hometown to be a comfort, not a cage.
All Alex wants out of life is to bring about positive change. To him, existence is all about transformation.
Allergic to provinciality, he needs the pulse of a crowd, the thrum of night life, and ever-changing scenery to feel alive.
When Alex returns to his hometown to care for his ailing father, the childhood best friends see one another in a brand new light. Can a thirty-year-old friendship sustain the heat of a romance when all signs point to a mismatch?
All about the author:
I’m a Midwestern native in love with my neck of the woods. Rolling hills, cornfields and a slower pace of living serve as the perfect backdrop for writing small town, second chance romances. Writing has always been my passion and escape and I’m thrilled to slowly but surely add to my collection of stories. The best ideas seem to hit on long drives through gravel roads with good music blaring. My one-horse-town characters are flawed but good-hearted. I hope you see a bit of yourself in them, wherever you may be.
COMMAND is an emotionally charged, steamy, contemporary romance set in K.Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World.
An intoxicated haze and a pair of handcuffs was not how I planned to spend my first night back in Sunnyville— but up to this point life had been anything but predictable.
Running into my former love was inevitable, but nothing prepared me for the sight of Nathan Donleavy wearing a uniform. After all this time he still made my knees weak and my mouth water— for a split second I couldn’t help but remember happier times.
Then his badge caught the light and reminded me that this wasn’t some walk down memory lane. He was a cop and we were standing on opposite sides of the law.
I see the way he looks at me…I didn’t need his pity then, and I don’t need it now.
Shana Callahan was the one that got away.
She was also the last person I expected to see when I showed up to a call. The vibrant, beautiful girl I fell for all those years ago had been replaced by someone else, someone I barely recognized.
My sympathy turned to anger when I remembered her partying ways and how she walked away from me—from us. She might still be lost in her grief, but I had a job to do.
I vowed to protect and serve, but my wanting to protect her had nothing to do with my badge and everything to do with the girl who used to steal kisses from me.
That’s the girl I needed to find buried beneath the anger and hurt. We can do things the easy way or the hard way, but I’m not letting her walk away… again.
Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: Feb 4, 2021 Summary: Seventeen-year-old Cael is a bridger, someone whose job consists on saving people who get trapped in the Bridge, the ethereal space between the real world and VirtuaNet, the world’s leading online game. His high genetic compatibility with the online world allows him to bridge, but it comes at a price. Any injury his character sustains in the game, he will suffer in the real world. Cael is also committed to reform a society that forces blind adherence to dissonant values in exchange for a comfortable existence. But this commitment exacts a heavy toll on Cael, a declining client base and a starving family. So just when Cael is ready to forsake his beliefs and risk his soul in order to save his family, an influential young woman in need of someone who’d risk his life in VirtuaNet, offers him the opportunity of a lifetime. Wealth beyond his wildest dreams and social influence to implement the needed reforms. But some things are too good to be true.
About the Author: Lance S. Taylor is the pseudonym of an author who preferred books to toys as a toddler and was already writing short stories in grade school. Soon, he discovered anime and video games, especially JRPGs, which led him to write original scenarios that he still hopes will get adapted into a Tales series videogame. He’s been always creating worlds of his own, for others to leap into. He lives in a tropical paradise, where he spends his time deciding which of his many ideas gets written into a novel and creating characters whom you’ll get to know and care about as if they were your lifelong friends.
Star-Crossed Dragons Book Tour! New from Entangled Teen! Star-Crossed DragonsChris CannonEntangled Teen Release Date: February 1, 2021 Summary: Ice-princess, Sara Sinclair, is the most un-Blue Blue Dragon of her Clan. And now her parents signed a marriage contract to an absolute asshat. Sara has no interest in being one half of a snobby Blue power couple. In fact, all she can dream about is biting her obnoxious fiancé’s head off and burying him in the garden. Since that can’t happen, her future seems like a lost cause, until she meets Ian, a fire-breathing Red Dragon—who is everything her fiancé is not.
Now Sara’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire because dating outside of your Clan is against Directorate law. Ian could be thrown in jail or executed without a trial. But now that she knows what love feels like, she can’t imagine being with anyone else.
Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series, the Boyfriend Chronicles, and the Dating Dilemma series. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com
Canopy Book Tour! Feb. 1-5 Canopy by: D.M. Darroch Genre: YA, Dystopian, Science Fiction
See the girl in the trees. Catch her if you can.
Summary: Several centuries ago, a group of ecologists escaped the breakdown of a society ravaged by climate change by vanishing into giant, genetically engineered forests in the North American west. Dwelling among vast canopies that hover several thousand feet above the earth, their descendants fear the cannibals roaming far beneath them and cling to the teachings of their sacred text, The Book of Silvanus. Sixteen year-old Ostrya considers it a burden to train as the canopy’s next doctor. But her life’s work has been preordained—and she’s desperate to reclaim her mother’s love. When a cataclysmic storm wracks the canopy, Ostrya begins to face her doubts about the teachings of the book and the laws of the canopy. If she is to survive, she will have to decide if her destiny is in the treetops or on the forest floor…
D.M. Darroch is the author of the Inventor-in-Training series as well as other speculative fiction stories. Her books weave together nature and science with adventure and often a touch of humor. Danelle lives in Washington State, USA and enjoys long walks in the forest. Her website is: https://www.dmdarroch.com.
Book Tour! Throne of Lies Sara Secora YA Fantasy Book One of the Amethysta Trilogy
Summary: For seventeen-year-old princess Amethysta Serelle, the royal life is anything but enchanting. She finds herself forever torn between duty and desire—desperately craving freedom, yet bound by the burden of her bloodline. With the realm of Vataenya divided by intolerance, and stained by a veiled and violent past, none take kindly to those who are different. For Amethysta’s sake, her mother must conceal her daughter’s mystifying secret from all—including from Amethysta herself. Once driven to her wit’s end, Amethysta sets out on an unrelenting search for answers that will leave her teetering on the very edge of anguish and strife. With each harrowing turn, Amethysta encounters devastating loss, uncovers the mortifying unknown, and comes face to face with the calamitous heartache that awaits her. All the while, an enigmatic blue glow sleeps below the surface, ready to unfold a world of chaos.
From the Author:This is a freshly released second edition of the book. It features new chapters, more polish, and a new cover. I encourage anyone interested in the story to read it, even if they have already!
The Cutting Edge meets Friday Night Lights in a sizzling new hockey romance from bestselling authors Kelly Anne Blount and Lynn Rush!
In the Penalty Box by Lynn Rush and Kelly Anne Blount Genre: YA Contemporary Release Date: January 5, 2021 Entangled Teen
Willow: Figure skating was supposed to be my whole world. But one unlucky injury and now I’m down…but I’m definitely not out. I just need to rehab—a boatload of rehab—and who’d have thought I could do it on the boys’ hockey team? Of course, the infuriatingly hot captain of the team seems to think I’m nothing but sequins and twirls. What’s a girl to do but put him in his place? Game on.
Brodie: Hockey is my whole world. I’ve worked my tail off getting my team in a position to win the championships—hopefully in front of major college scouts, too—so what’s a guy to do when a figure skater ends up as our new goalie? Of course, the distractingly sexy skater thinks I’m nothing but a testosterone-laced competitive streak. And surely she’s only biding her time to heal, then she’s gone. Game over.
Lynn Rush: New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Lynn Rush, is a full-time writer, wife, and trail runner living in the Sonoran Desert, despite her fear of rattle snakes. Known as #TheRunningWriter, Lynn can’t resist posting epic sunrise pictures while running in the desert with her trail sisters, even if she has to occasionally hop a scorpion.
When she’s not running or writing, she’s watching movies that fuel her everlasting love of superheroes, vampires, and all things Supernatural. The books she reads usually carry the same theme, but this former college athlete loves reading sweet sports romances as well.
She’s madly in love with her Ironman husband of 20+ years who is the inspiration for what true love is. You can find her on social media as @LynnRushWrites and her website is: www.lynnrush.com WebsiteTwitterGoodreads
Kelly Anne Blount: USA Today Bestselling author and Wattpad Star Kelly Anne Blount has more than seventy-three-thousand followers on social media. Her Wattpad stories have been read more than twenty-million times. She’s contributed to Tap, Wattpad’s new app for chat-style stories, where her work has been “tapped” more than fifty-million times. She is a writer and reviewer for SpoilerTV, which has allowed her to develop an incredible network of film and TV stars.
Two of her Wattpad works, including Captured (seventeen-million reads), have been optioned for film by Komixx Entertainment, and she is regularly invited to present seminars about social media at author events.
Stop by any of Kelly’s social-media platforms (@KellyAnneBlount) and stay tuned to this website for announcements and information about upcoming releases and events.
Kelly Anne Blount is represented by Jennifer Wills (email@example.com) and Nicole Resciniti (firstname.lastname@example.org) of The Seymour Agency.
Check out my stop on the blog tour for House of Bastiion by K.L. Kolarich! House of Bastiionby K.L. KolarichGenre: YA/NA High Fantasy/ AdventureRelease Date: January 19th 2021 Summary: BEHIND THE MASK OF DUTY AND POWER, NO ONE IS WHO THEY SEEM…
Centuries after the Forgotten Wars ravaged the world and turned it to ash, the Houses of Pilar, Darakai, Boreal, and Bastiion forged an accord with the royal line of Thoarne, founding a Quadren of advisory to the throne of Orynthia. Every generation, a single Haidren from each of the four Houses is appointed to this coveted chair.
Upon her Ascension to adulthood, Luscia Tiergan takes her seat at court as al’Haidren to the House of Boreal and is quickly drawn into a maze of political traps and dark secrets. As she adjusts to her new life, Luscia uncovers a pattern of forgotten children, slain in the streets of Bastiion.
Raised on superstitious rumors about Boreal’s penchant for sorcery, Zaethan Kasim, al’Haidren to the House of Darakai, inevitably clashes with Lusica when she arrives in Bastiion. But when his position is threatened by an old rival, Zaethan is forced to set aside his hatred and form an uneasy alliance with the Boreali al’Haidren to secure his claim.
Following a disturbing stream of innocent bloodshed across Orynthia, Luscia and Zaethan discover their ideals are far more aligned than they might have imagined. But in a land of war and deceit, the path to peace should never be trusted.
About the AuthorK.L. Kolarich is a debut New-Adult Fantasy Fiction author, based out of Nashville, TN. An individual plagued by sarcasm, conviction, and an ever-present distraction of fable and lore, K.L. Kolarich dreams in the day and writes through the night. With too many cats and not enough wine, Kolarich resides in the woods away from the noise, happily married.
A darkly humorous and edgy crime novel set in New York City in the late ‘80s, Blood Will Have Blood will appeal to fans of Elmore Leonard, the Coen Brothers, and Lawrence Block.
Seven years in New York, and that big break has yet to materialize for struggling actor and inveterate pothead Scott Russo. Performing in terrible, barely attended Off-Off Broadway productions, hopping from one soul-crushing job to the next, Scott slacks away in a pot-fueled haze and contemplates throwing in the towel on his anemic career. The only thing that keeps him going is the humiliation of returning home to Baltimore. That and his current theatrical gig: an idiotically bad production of Macbeth.
Broke and out of a job, Scott jumps at his friend’s offer to work for a pot delivery service, only to get caught in a web of brutal Irish gangsters, a charismatic psychopath, ruthless prosecutors, and clueless actors. As his theatrical and criminal worlds collide in mayhem, murder, and betrayal, Scott finds himself morphing into a bumbling and blood-stained Macbeth, on stage and off.
“Don’t speak the lines!” Allison Rucker said in a voice graveled by the several packs of unfiltered Camels she consumed daily. I sat in the back of the gloomy, black-box theater and chain-smoked with First Murderer while Rucker coached Lady Macbeth on one of her monologues, trying to push her to a seminal breakthrough. We always sat far to the back so we could whisper heckles to each other to relieve the tension of rehearsal. Actors’ gallows humor. Cast members were scattered throughout, the sycophants in the front row lest they miss a drop of acting wisdom from the maestro. Lady Macbeth, straining and clenching, was really putting effort into it, but mostly she looked like she was trying to squeeze out a deuce. “Feel your own words,” John, aka First Murderer, whispered to me. “Feel your own words!” Rucker shouted to Lady Macbeth. I covered my mouth to suppress laughter. Rucker’s directorial approach was to have the actors ignore Shakespeare’s lines. Instead, we would improvise within the frames of the scene, using our own, contemporary words to convey the essence of the conflict: to feel our own words. This approach was not a one-off; it was the operating procedure for every rehearsal until a few days before opening, when actors would suddenly and magically apply the play’s actual script. Shakespeare’s dialogue would be infused with the organic urgency of authentic emotions, like a natural overlay on a living animal. Except that’s never what happened. Instead, the actors would garble unfamiliar iambic phrases that were as hard to chew as plastic straws. During performance, some would simply fall back into the exercise and improvise with unpoetic, colloquial dialogue. This would confuse the few audience members in attendance, especially when Rucker, in between sips of scotch from her flask, would shout from the back of the house: “Yes! Beautiful! Feel your own words!” “Unsex me now!” shouted Lady Macbeth through a clenched throat. “No!” Rucker shouted in her face. “Not the actual lines!” Lady Macbeth’s lips quivered, and the inevitable welling of the eyes ensued. Her slight frame tremored. John looked over at me, shaking his head. “Right on the mark,” he said, tapping his wristwatch. “Ten minutes in.” I reached in my jeans pocket and picked out a crumbled five-dollar bill. Instead of placing it in his outstretched hand, I compressed it into a ball and tossed it at him. It bounced off his face, and he coughed out a deep laugh. “Quiet, you two!” yelled Rucker as she hugged Lady Macbeth, who was silently weeping with her face pressed into Rucker’s ubiquitously stained blue fleece sweater, worn year-round and accessorized with an Isadora Duncan scarf. She glared at us, her rheumatic eyes magnified by her goggle-like glasses. She looked like a rotund World War I pilot. John and I immediately reverted to poker faces and stared ahead. John reached over and pinched my side. “Ow!” I yell. “What did I say? What did I just say?” Rucker said, her face blotchy red with anger. “Sorry,” I responded, rubbing my side. “Muscle cramp.” She gave me a simmering look. I shivered a little. I was actually a bit afraid of her. I was almost certain she could take me in a fight. “We will resume in one hour. Precisely,” she said to the room, drawing out the word. “Do not be tardy.” She led Lady Macbeth off the stage area and sat with her off to stage right, where she whispered encouragement. She hovered over her like a bear with a jar of honey. “Got any pot?” John asked. I whipped out a joint I had stashed in my pack of Marlboro Lights and waved it under his nose. “Fuck yeah!” He hopped out of his seat, and we made our way out of the smoky darkness. John used a paper clip from his pocket to suck in the roach of the joint. He inhaled deeply and held it in, gesturing the clip to me. I waved him off. He exhaled a long cloud of pungent smoke while I leaned against the wall of the alley. I was watching a rat eat an apple core next to one of the trash cans. The rat took a break to look up at me with suspicion. It was clearly in no mood to share. The rat resumed its meal, and I was mesmerized by how rapidly its jaw worked, how it held the core with those little rodent hands. What did the apple taste like to the rat? Did rats think? If so, what was this rat thinking? Was it thinking, I’m so lucky I found this apple today? Or: This man can’t have my apple? “Scott! Hello! Earth to Scott!” I broke from my trance and looked over at John, who smiled at me. Had he always looked like a rodent? With those beady eyes and that small mouth. His hair was a flat brown, the same shade as the rat’s. Jesus, I was really stoned. “You’re really stoned,” John said. “You’re one to talk. Your eyes look like two bloody slits.” “Oh, shit. Really? Do you think Rucker can tell? We may do our scene later. Hey, let’s rehearse!” “No fucking way. I’m not going to stand in the alley here with you and improvise our, like, seven lines. I’m sorry, I mean ‘feel the words’ of our seven lines.” “Come on! This alley is perfect.” “Nope, not happening.” I yawned and thought about my restaurant shift later. Christ, I don’t want to work the dinner rush tonight. I wondered if Mary was going to come by after or if last night was another one-off. I couldn’t tell this morning when she’d left; she was consumed by the scene she was going to be working in acting class later. Probably not. It would be too soon for her. She’d had her needy crisis, and I had performed my duties. “Did you get this pot from Freddie?” John asked. “Yeah, how’d you know?” “The most excellent quality. His service is pricey, though. Probably worth it. I bought a dime bag in the park the other night, and when I got home and lit up, I realized I was smoking oregano and whatever other shit was in it. Asshole told me it was Kush.” “Yeah, don’t buy from those jokers in the park; you have no idea what you’re getting. Here, take this.” I handed him the baggie with the dregs of last night’s pot. I was feeling generous and flush with the prospects of my new job. “Really? Man, that’s radical! Thanks! I should see if Freddie’s service needs more delivery guys. Could you ask him next time you see him? I bet the money is pretty good. Hey, did you check with your place to see if they had an opening?” John, perennially unemployed, only sought work by asking others to seek it for him. “Yeah, not yet. I mean, I just started myself, so I’m provisional. The place is pretty, you know, exclusive.” “I heard that. Hard to get shifts. You got the job through Mary, right?” He saw my face drop. “Oh, shit. Sorry, man.” Mary worked there, but somehow came and went as she pleased. “No, it’s fine. I saw her last night. We’re cool.” I played it nonchalant as we stood for several moments in uncomfortable silence. He looked around, then became very fascinated with his shoes. After a while he looked back up at me. “We should get back. Don’t want to be late,” he said. “Precisely!” I said, imitating Rucker’s hideous gravel. John’s laugh turned into a loud coughing fit. I smacked him on the back a few times, and we made our way down the alley to the building’s side maintenance door, propped open with a brick. I took a last look back at the rat, but it had disappeared with its prize.
Check out my stop on the blog tour for Dateable by Natalie Decker!
Dateableby Natalie DeckerGenre: YA Contemporary Sports RomanceRelease Date: November 10th 2020Swoon Romance Summary: Sixteen-year-old Keilah Evans is completely undateable. The crush she has on Gage Fitch? Forget it. He has no idea she exists. But Keilah has something other girls at school don’t: She can code. Keilah decides to solve her dating woes by anonymously creating a hook-up app.
Soon, her app is in demand at every high school in the state. But instead of hooking Keilah up with Gage, the app ships her best friend with him! To make matters worse, a glitch in the app exposes student data, and now, parents, school boards, and the public are demanding the creator of the app’s head on a platter. When a savvy hacker finds out Keilah is behind the app, he uses the info to blackmail her.
In order to save herself and her app, Keilah must make some hard decisions, including seeking help from the last person on Earth she should trust: Ryder Coleson.
With the help of some unlikely allies, Keilah will soon discover she may not be so undateable after all and when it comes to dating, there’s no app required.