Friday, 25 July 2014

Uriel's FALL by Loralie Hall #angels #urban fantasy #giveaway





Oh angels...glorious hard-bodied angels!

My guest today Loralie Hall is introducing us to a corporate giant...HEAVEN. 
Yup the biggest of the big. 

Besides the CEO *cough* GOD *cough* who else is running this holy corp? 
That's were those hard-bodied angels come in. 

I can't wait for the hotty spirits to take over me. Oooh! I hope he has dark hair...and blue eyes...and big hands. tee hee!

Uriel's FALL is an Urban Fantasy available July 25th, 2014 from Acelette Press.










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Loralie will be awarding $10 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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 Uriel’s  FALL  
by  Loralie Hall


Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for—she's a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity's secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits.

She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the damn voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss wasn't a complete dickhead.

As she searches for solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer's descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she's absolutely going on final written warning.


Now Ronnie’s struggling to keep her sanity and job, while stopping the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of data analysis at Ubiquity. Almost.


****SPECIAL NOTE***

 Uriel's FALLwill be on sale
 for $0.99 for the length of the tour.  



Excerpt

We must have sat there, me on the couch, and Michael on the floor, for at least half an hour, not saying anything else.

I finally broke the silence. “You need your rest.” I would have rather kept him there, but I couldn’t ask him to sit on the floor by me all night.

“Do you want a real bed to sleep in?” He stood and offered me his hand.

He didn’t mean…? No, he couldn’t. Maybe his bed? Light anticipation fluttered in my chest, rising above the horrors of the night. “I wouldn’t complain.”

“You can stay in the guest room.” He helped me to my feet.

I couldn’t ignore my disappointment, but I also wasn’t about to turn down the offer. I followed him to one of the doors, and he nudged it open. “You stay here as long as you need. Not just tonight, but until you find a new place. If you want to wash some of the dust off, there are clean towels in the bathroom, and you can snag something to wear from the drawers or closet.”

I glanced up at him, not able to talk myself out of wanting him. I forced the question out before I could take it back. “Will you help me?”

He furrowed his brow. “With…?”

I stepped closer, thumbs hooked in my belt loops, tugging down the waistband of my jeans. “Washing the dust off.”


I watched him through my eyelashes, trying to gauge his reaction. He hadn’t said yes, but he also hadn’t said no, turned me away, or left. With any luck I wasn’t about to humiliate myself.


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 Uriel's FALLwill be on sale
 for $0.99 for the length of the tour.  


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Author Bio 

Loralie Hall is a full time corporate geek and a fuller time writer. Her spouse is her muse and their cats are very much their children. When they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re making the world more good by vanquishing one fictional evil at a time.


Where can you find Loralie???


  

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Thank you for stopping by today Loralie and thank you oh so much for bringing Uriel's FALL with you. Oh and those angels too! Best of luck!

Cheers,
Nancy

Friday, 18 July 2014

Dark Nights by Christopher A. Gray #sci-fi thriller #giveaway




I've always loved me a good sci-fi, like 12 Monkeys, The Matrix, and Inception. There are no bounds when writing in this genre, the author can let their imagination spark to life and create wonderful new worlds. 

Get it?? 
'Cause the front cover has two worlds. 
Booo! Okay that was bad, but you get my meaning.

Author Christopher A. Gray has certainly allowed his imagination to run free with his newest science fiction thriller, DARNIGHTS.

Scroll down and have a look-see!!








****GIVEAWAY ALERT****
One randomly chosen commenter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
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DARNIGHTS
by Christopher A. Gray


The machine believed it knew best how to save humanity... even if doing so meant destroying half the population.



Astrophysicist Doug Lockwood's unusual discovery during his observation of the sun kicks off a chain of events that nobody could have foreseen. The powerful political and military influences that compete to deal with his discovery set Lockwood on a course which will carry him across worlds, and into the grasp of a formidable new intelligence bent on accomplishing its goal at any cost. 

With Earth itself at stake and time running out, Lockwood and his team must find a way to counter this unprecedented threat before the powerful new enemy completes its plan. 

Two civilizations are pitted against each other in a desperate struggle for survival.





EXCERPT

Meyer shut the door after the last person left and sat down in the nearest chair, directly across from Doug, rather than his usual spot at the head of the table. Doug waited for him to speak.

“It’s a planet,” Meyer said finally. “And it’s in an orbit directly opposite ours, at a distance of approximately one AU.”

Doug didn’t reply. The implications were massive, as were the questions. After a few seconds, Meyer rose from his seat and walked to the window, looking outside at the sloping volcanic Hawaiian landscape as he talked.

“Nobody knows where it came from, but it’s there, verified by NASA.”

“Using their STEREO satellites?”

“Yes, a few hours ago. But you and Foley at Atacama saw it first. STEREO was trained on another star when you logged the object. It took some time to reposition STEREO’s lenses. Because of their orbital distance ahead and behind us, together they will be able to keep tabs on the object at all times. We’re expecting some images soon, which will be free of the sun’s coronal interference.”

“So we’ll have a better view and can determine if its orbit is stable.”

“Correct.”

“But that doesn’t explain how it got there.”

“Correct again. But thanks to your discovery, and your reputation, you’ve been invited to an emergency conference in Washington. You’ll be meeting your plane at Pearl Harbor in two hours. Don’t bother to pack, there’s a helicopter on its way here, courtesy of the White House Chief Science Advisor.”





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AUTHOR BIO

Christopher A. Gray is a professional freelance writer living in Toronto. He has been a sales agent, project manager, actor, filmmaker, comedy writer & performer and world traveler.












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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7361715.Christopher_A_Gray






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Thanks so much for sharing DARNIGHTS with us today Christopher and the best of luck in the future...where ever that may be!


Cheers,
Nancy 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Law and Order : Crime and Chaos by H K Carlton #mobsters #contest #giveaway






HOORAY!!!!

It's time for book four of The Always Cambridge Series,and boy let me tell you, it promises to be a whopper.


CHECK IT OUT!!!




Law and Order:Crime and Chaos by H K Carlton Book 4 of the Always Cambridge Series. The wheels of justice might turn slowly, but destiny's punishment can be swift and merciless.

The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge. 


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Law and Order:
Crime and Chaos

In the next highly charged installment of the Always Cambridge Family Saga Series, all the men in Holly’s life come together in one common goal—to keep the woman they love alive.

Special Agent Alex Orton of the FBI prepares Holly for the rigorous court proceedings to come, where she will testify not only against her own family, but also against the Mayhue crime family, including Victor’s volatile and sinister older brother, Lorenzo.


However, in the midst of all the personal turmoil, Holly’s first love and former bodyguard, Randy Phillips, emerges from the chaos. He vows to not only stand by her through the trials, but accompany her into Witness Protection and her afterlife, if in fact they make it that far, as both the Mayhue and Cambridge crime families swear retribution.

But in a twist of law and fate, Lorenzo Mayhue is unexpectedly released from prison and lures Holly to the Mayhue Excavating warehouses under the guise of Victor. Five people enter the storehouse, but only three walk out.






Follow the Saga from the beginning... 




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CONTEST TIME!!!!

H K is giving away an ecopy of Always Cambridge. All you have to do is leave a comment telling us which hotty hero you are voting for and why.
Easy!
The contest will run from July 11th/2014 until July 17th/2014, so hurry up and get your vote heard!!




So, which man are you pulling for? Who's the best man for Holly?




 
Team Randy:
Holly's former over-protective bodyguard? 

















Team Alex:
The no nonsense FBI Agent?



  















                            
Team Victor:
Holly's natural born enemy and dark obsession













Ohhh fun! I love games like this!!!
I know who I'm voting for, my only hint is...it rhymes with Mandy. lol






**Author note** 
This series is a true saga in the sense that each book picks up where the last one left off. Enjoy the books in sequence. The first five installments end with To Be Continued...


***Publisher Note***
This is an on-going saga: each book may not have and HEA/HFN, but the series culminates with an HEA/HFN in the final book.










EXCERPT



I scaled the fire escape up to the roof at Lorenzo’s club. I never thought I’d do this again. I stayed in the shadows making my way carefully to Victor’s room. I opened the door quietly. It was dark. I got that cold feeling on the back of my neck. But too late. In my haste and need to see Victor, I’d ignored all my intuition.

The door snapped around, catching my right arm. It hurt but the steel shunts in my brace took the brunt of it.

“Get in there, bitch, he’s waitin’.”

I was pushed forcefully into the room. What was happening? Was he so angry with me he was finally going to retaliate? This didn’t make sense, though. I knew even if he despised me, he wouldn’t hurt me. This was all wrong.

There was a man seated in a chair in the far corner of the darkened room. I focused in on him as two goons grabbed my arms.

“Holly Cambridge.”

Lorenzo! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! I was beyond fucked! “Lorenzo,” 

I greeted levelly, not showing the panic and dread I felt.

“Are you disappointed, princess? Got all wet expecting my brother to be here waiting to fuck your brains out? Yeah. You two spent a lot of time here. Didn’t you?” He looked over at the bed and my skin crawled.

“Pull off the great escape, Lorenzo?” I asked as if we were just having conversation.

He grinned. “You’d like that, wouldn’t you? At least then you might think you had a fighting chance to make it out of this alive. Hate to disappoint you again, sweet-cheeks, but no one is looking for me. No APB’s. No SWAT teams coming to save you. I’m out. All legal-like. I made bail. Good for me.” He stood and approached. “Bad for you.” 

He gripped my chin tightly. I glared at him. “He always did like the pretty ones.”

“Ya want us to leave ya, boss?”

I tensed. I’d rather have my brains blown out right now then endure that.

I wasn’t going to go down without a fight. I was armed. But I’d have to plan correctly. There were three of them. Lorenzo must have remembered our last meeting, and he anticipated some kind of action—or he read it in my eyes. He stepped back.

“No. Not here,” he answered his henchman’s question. “I’ve got other plans for her. Get her down to the car. Try not to attract too much attention. She’s slippery. And you,” he addressed, me pointedly. “Behave yourself, or it’ll just be worse for you later. Don’t scream,” he warned.

“Sorry to disappoint you, Lorie, I’m not a screamer.”

He chuckled, and sickly, it reminded me of Victor.
The two goons started to drag me out and down the stairs as he followed. I’d behave. Until we got outside. That would be my chance.

Brenda was behind the bar. She eyed me as they escorted me out. Her mouth opened slowly as if it was just dawning on her who I was. I was blonde and green-eyed now—she knew me as a blue-eyed brunette. And my picture had been plastered all over every newspaper, newscast and over the Internet for months now. She knew what was about to happen to me. She bowed her head and continued drying a glass.

Unfortunately, when we got outside, there were two more wise-guys and a driver waiting. I still had to try. I had nothing to lose. If I stayed with them, I knew I would die.

I stamped on the instep of the guy to my right. He howled and his grip loosened. I yanked my braced arm out of his grasp and I punched the other guy in the face.

Lorenzo grabbed a fist full of my hair from behind and shoved me against the SUV. My breath rushed out painfully. I was trapped between the vehicle and his big body.

He pulled on my hair. “I could end you right here.”

“But you won’t. What would be the fun in that for you? You have other plans for me. Cat and mouse time, Lorie?”

“Smart mouth. You really are a surprise, Holly. Back in the day, I would never have thought you had any life in you at all. Miss Priss that you were. I like this much better. It’s too bad, really. I might have enjoyed you when Vicki grew tired of you. He would have, you know. Eventually. He’s not a one woman kinda guy.”

I don’t know why it hurt me, but it did. It had his desired effect, but I didn’t let him know he’d gotten to me.

He ground his hips against my ass. To my revulsion, he had an erection. I swallowed convulsively and tried not to shudder. “And if we’re going to play cat and mouse, sweetheart,” he said, his hot breath scalding my neck. “You get to be the pussy.”

I felt sick to my stomach.

“Now you be a good girl and get in the car.”

One of the guards opened the door. Lorenzo kept a tight hold on my hair as he twisted my right arm painfully behind my back. He guided me into the SUV and pushed me into a sitting position. He got in beside me and his bulk pushed me farther over. Another man got in the other side. I was trapped between them. Lorenzo pulled my arms out.

“I guess I should have taken the time to pat you down, sweet thing. Might have been fun. I don’t trust you. Take her arm.” He told the wise-guy beside me. The guy promptly snatched my wrist and held it tightly. Lorenzo seized my right hand and slid it into his crotch. “Aww, I get the fucked up hand? Geez, I was hoping to get a good hand job before our little trip was over.” He took my fisted hand and ground his hard-on against my brace and fist. I gritted my teeth trying not to make the sound of disgust that was climbing from my throat.
“What ya got in that thing, cupcake? It’s nice and hard, just like me.”

I didn’t answer. Along with the steel spines that made up the brace, I had a weapon. But there were too many of them and only one of me. I’d only be able to wound one and by then the rest of them would be on me. I was well and truly fucked!




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Oh man! Is that getting juicy or WHAT?

Okay gang, here are all the links for the Always Cambridge series.




                         Book One ~ 
                                                   Always Cambridge





Book Two~ 
           Running








                            Book Three~
                                    Misfortune of Birth








Book Four~ 
         Law & Order : Crime & Chaos available now @eXtasy Books (expected Amazon launch July 8)






H K will provide more links HERE as they become available.  





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Author Bio 
H K Carlton is a multi-published Canadian author of romance and its varied sub-genres, including contemporary, paranormal, historical, family saga and erotica.



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Thanks for sharing the fourth book in the Always Cambridge series H K. I can't wait to see which hero comes out on top...literally and figuratively! tee hee

Cheers,
Nancy