Saturday, April 26, 2014

DEADLY OBSESSION is a Quarter-Finalist in the ABNA Contest!

Hello, everyone! I'm very excited to share the news that DEADLY OBSESSION, the first book in my Deadly Vices series, is a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest in the romance category. 

At this stage, your votes/reviews are needed! Please read on to find out why!

In this round, two things are happening: 1) Publisher's Weekly will review the entries, and 2) Amazon has posted the excerpts (~ one chapter) for free download on Amazon. Readers are invited to read the free excerpts and post a review. 

The Publisher's Weekly review is interesting because it costs a lot of money to submit to them as an indie author. The customer reviews are even more interesting, in my opinion. With enough reviews, a book will rise to the top of the list of 500 quarter-finalist excerpts and gain visibility. 

Some authors have huge followings, with very eager fans. Others have more quiet fans. :) I'd be very appreciative if you could download the entry and give a quick, honest review. Remember, the excerpt is only one chapter, and it's free!

Deadly Obsession - 2014 ABNA - Amazon link

There are entries in a wide variety of genres from romance to science fiction and fantasy with virtually everything in-between. If you are interested in reading other entries, here's a list of them sorted by customer reviews: Amazon link

As always, your support is very appreciate!

Happy reading,

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fire Loved by Christina Moore! #firefighter #romance

Fire Loved by Christina Moore

I'm excited to participate in the Fire Loved Blog Tour. I really enjoyed Fire Born, the first in Christina Moore's Firehouse 343 series, and I'm sure I will love this one just as much if not more! You all know how much I adore firefighters, don't you? Fire Loved releases on April 11th, so get your one-click finger ready. :)

Tell us a little about Fire Loved
Simon Temple knew when he met Laura Marshall in the third grade that he would love her forever—though it wasn’t until middle school that she finally admitted she felt the same way about him. College and career plans parted them for nearly a decade, but when Simon returned to Gracechurch to join the fire department there, it was not long before he and Laura were reunited.
For both, it was as though they’d never been apart, and an engagement soon followed. Then Laura shocked the entire town when she suddenly—and without explanation—called off the wedding two weeks before they were set to walk down the aisle. No amount of pleading on his part got an answer Simon could live with, and so he was left to pine away for a woman whom he had loved for a lifetime, but who apparently no longer wanted him.

Out of the blue, Laura is drawn into a police case being investigated by Simon’s detective brother, and his protective instincts come roaring to the surface. Will the connection between an abandoned infant and a series of threatening phone calls be discovered before the truth finally comes out, or will Laura take her secrets to her grave?

Don't you just love this cover? That back is swoon-worthy!

He looked toward his brother, noting once again that Sam seemed wary. Simon frowned. “What?”
Sam cocked his head and turned to walk toward the back of the ambulance. He leaned back against the side of it with a sigh, “You obviously haven’t spoken to Scott yet, which I’m not sure is a good thing or a bad thing.”
“Dude, what are you talking about?”
Sam ran a hand through his hair and looked at him through hooded eyes. “I sorta mouthed off to Laura.”
Anger blossomed in his chest, and Simon stepped closer to him. “What the fuck did you say?” he asked.
Sam described what amounted to a tirade, concluding with Laura’s abrupt departure, and it was all Simon could do not to punch the younger man in the face.
“You had no right, little brother,” he seethed. “What happened between Laura and me is none of your damn business.”
“The hell it isn’t!” Sam countered hotly. “You’re my brother. She fucked you up man, leaving you like that. Not even giving you any damn explanation beyond ‘It just isn’t going to work.’ That’s pure bullshit—you deserve better than that after all the years you guys were together.”
Simon clenched his fists at his sides, closed his eyes, and counted to ten in his head. After taking a breath through his nose and releasing it slowly, he looked at his brother. “Sammy, I appreciate that you were looking out for me, but Scott was right—you were out of line. I repeat: What happened between Laura and me is none of your business.”

Ooh, sounds good!!!! 

If you haven't started this awesome firefighter series yet, here's where you can get the first book, Fire Born!

Kindle | Nook | iTunes | Kobo | Paperback

Author Bio:
Christina Moore has been writing stories off and on since childhood. She became an avid reader and writer of fan fiction in her late teens, and writes stories in make-believe universes even today. Now, some of those tales make her a little bit of money…though she still visits her favorite fandoms every now and then. She truly loves to read, and as a professional author she has published paranormal romance and romantic suspense.

Christina lives in Ohio with her four fur-kids and is currently working on her next writing project.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Addictive Reads - Launch and Giveaway!

ADDICTIVE READS is a group of twenty-three authors (including myself) who have banded together to bring you books from all genres. Our goal is to provide you with well-written and entertaining reads.
Most of our authors are award-winning and several have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists.
Take a few minutes to look around our site. Each author has an individual page with all of their books listed, along with their social media links. We also have genre pages where you can find books in just about any genre you enjoy. (See the menu guide links at the top of the page.)
And we have FREE ebooks for you, as well as collections (anthologies and box sets) from Addictive Reads authors.
As a thank you for checking us out, we're holding a giveaway. You can enter through Friday, April 4, 2014. Winners will be announced, Saturday, April 5th.
We're giving away one $25 Amazon Gift Card, one $20 Amazon Gift Card, and one bundle of eBooks from Addictive Reads Authors including:
§  LET'S SCARE CANCER TO DEATH Anthology (Horror) with short stories by Rhonda Hopkins & Gregory Carrico
§  EVIDENCE OF TRUST (Romantic Suspense) by Stacey Joy Netzel
§  DEADLY OBSESSION (Romantic Suspense) by Kristine Cayne
§  ETERNITY OF ROSES (Paranormal Romance) by Natalie G. Owens
§  BIRDS DO IT! (Contemporary Romance) by *lizzie starr
§  AIR: MERLIN'S CHALICE (Fantasy) by Meredith Bond
§  ANGEL OF DEATH (Fantasy) by Anna Erishkigal
§  WANING MOON (YA Dystopian) by P.J. Sharon
§  TRUST NO ONE (Suspense) by Diana Layne
§  ALWAYS REMEMBER (Contemporary Romance) by Sheila Seabrook
§  STARS, LOVE AND PIROUETTES  (Contemporary Romance) by Alicia & Roy Street
§  REVENGE (Romantic Suspense) by Dana Delamar 
§  SOME ENCHANTED WALTZ (Time Travel Romance) by Lily Silver

To enter the giveaway, just go to our ADDICTIVE READS site and follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter near the bottom of the post for your chance to win one of the prizes!
We hope you'll visit with us often and connect with us on our social media sites. We enjoy talking with our readers.
Thank you for being part of our reading family!

*Please note: If any of the winners do not respond within five days, we may select a new winner and the original winner will forfeit any prize.