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Welcome to the Coffee Chat, our Wednesday book spotlight and interview with another author! This week's guest is romance writer, Chris Redding.

How do you take your coffee, Chris?

CHRIS:
With almond milk and a teaspoon of honey. Been trying to cut down on artificial sweeteners.

Ally: That sounds pretty easy. My magic pot can do anything. :) Tells us something about yourself.


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Bio:

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her one husband, two kids, one dog, and three rabbits. When she isn't writing she's chauffering her two boys to activities and working per diem in her local hospital.

Find me at my author site, my blog, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Amazon.





Ally:  Tell us what genre or genres you write, and how you chose them.

CHRIS: 
I write romantic suspense and romantic comedy. Romantic suspense chose me. I kept writing romance and finding dead bodies.

Ally:  What traits denote the perfect book boyfriend?

CHRIS:  He's the most considerate lover ever. He laughs at the heroine's jokes and he knows what she needs before she does.

Ally:  Describe your typical writing day: where, when, goals. Do you have a writers cave?

CHRIS: 
I don't have a cave because I have a laptop. What time of year denotes where I am writing, though lately it has been in my new kitchen.

Ally:  Who or what most influenced you to become a writer? Explain.

CHRIS: 
Not sure anyone did. I don't have any writers in my immediate family. 

Ally: Let's try a few quick answer questions:

  • An item on your bucket list:   See all of the SR-71 Blackbird still in existence. There are 21. I've seen 3.
  • Your favorite TV show:   Big Bang Theory.
  • Do you sing in the shower?   No and anyone within ear shot is thankful for that. 
  • What did you do for your last birthday?   Went to a gun range and a spa with my sister.
  • Writing attire:  Depends on if I've gone for a run. If I have, then it might be sweats. Otherwise whatever is handy. :)

Ally: I like your birthday activities! Thanks so much for sharing with us today. Before you go, let's take a look at your book.


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Book Blurb:

Madison West appears on Peter Quincy’s doorstep as expected, when her husband, Charlie, disappears. Peter had been her husband’s best man and had promised to take care of Madison if something happened to him. Neither Madison nor Peter are what they seem, but will their lies to each other to save the world, instead fail to save them from each other?


The buy link is: http://amzn.com/B00M9O0QZ4











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                                            NEW RELEASE!

Title: Saving Sullivan

Genre: Romantic Contemporary

ISBN: 9780992091231

Book Blurb:

Sullivan Hope is a total screw up. He finished university with the help of his father’s donations to the school and an ultimatum: Straighten up and join him in the family business, or screw up again and he’s cut off for good. This summer is his last chance to live it up before walking the straight and narrow in the fall, and the lure of a good party and, even better, alcohol is more than he can resist. Besides, he’s never met a situation he can’t handle or talk his way out of, or a pair of panties he couldn’t talk his way into. That is, until he meets Abby, the nursing student full of sarcasm and sass.

Flying half way across the country to do her practical nursing placement at Stone Cliff Resort hadn’t been part of Abby Claire’s plans for the summer. When her first appointment, which would allow her to stay at home and care for her family, falls through, it’s either pack up and go or risk not graduating. Meeting the rich, God’s gift to all things on earth playboy, Sullivan Hope wasn’t in her plans, either, but the more she’s around him, the clearer she sees the man who hides behind the parties and liquor.

When a summer fling turns into more than either of them had bargained for, Sullivan’s world begins to crumble and Abby gets dragged down into the rubble. He can’t let her in despite her healing touch. And Abby can’t risk getting too close and finding a reason to stay and save Sullivan.


Saving Sullivan is a new adult romance novel set in beautiful Banff, Alberta. It is the fourth book in the Summer Lovin’ Series, however, it is a standalone novel.

Purchase links:

Google Play  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes  | Amazon

EXCERPT:

Smoulder is chatting with the stewardess. I’m trying my best not to notice but curiosity gets the better of me. She’s smiling and laughing, hanging on his every word—which thankfully, I can’t hear because of the movie. I’m sure he’s full of lines. Meanwhile, he’s calm, cool and collected. It’s not long before he gets up and heads for the bathroom, and she follows, glancing once over her shoulder to see if anyone is watching.

 Yes, lady, I am.

He emerges eleven minutes later. Not bad, Hero. Not ninja style or anything, but I suppose eleven minutes would be forever to a lot of women. I roll my eyes as he stops to tuck his polo shirt in before sitting down. I snatch my ear buds and pull them out. I can’t help myself; I have to say something now. “Really?”

He turns to meet my smirk. “I’m sorry? Did you say something?” His lips curl into a smile, the same cheeky smile I’m sure he’s turned on many unsuspecting females—only I’m prepared for it. It would take a lot more than his smile and his chiseled cheekbones and abs to make me lose my panties for him.

“The flight attendant? Could you be anymore cliché?”



About the author:

Sara Hubbard is the author of young adult books. Her debut novel BLOOD, SHE READ released fall 2012 and was a NEORWA Cleveland Rocks winner and a RCRW Duel on the Delta finalist.

Sara was born in Australia to British parents, but has lived in Nova Scotia, Canada for the majority of her life. She began writing when she was ten years old; and her poetry earned her a spot as a young author in a local competition. After that, she moved on to writing short stories about a group of crime-fighting preteens called the Super Sleuths. She loved the time she spent writing, but took a detour from it while in junior high and high school.

After high school she completed a degree in business, a graduate diploma in human resources and recently completed her degree in nursing. She didn't return to writing until about five years ago, soon after the birth of her two children.

When she's not procrastinating, she spends her time mothering her two children, writing, and working as an RN in the military.

 
 
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Welcome, Booklovers.

We're ready to begin this week's author interview with our guest, Lindsey Loucks.

Pull up a chair, Lindsey. How do you take your coffee?

LINDSEY:  With cream and sugar, refrigerated and then poured over ice. Yum!

Ally:  While I fix our coffee, this would be the perfect chance to show readers your bio.



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Bio:

Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural Kansas. When she's not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she's dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she'll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.

She's been with her significant other for almost two decades.

Something unique or unusual:
I still sleep with two stuffed animals: a monkey and a cougar.

Check out Lindsey’s website.
Follow Lindsey on Facebook.
Follow Lindsey on Twitter.




Ally:  Now that we're settled. Let's get straight to the questions. Have you always written YA? What brought you to this genre?

LINDSEY:  I write whatever the characters in my head want me to write. Sometimes they’re of YA age, and sometimes they’re not. I used to have a bumper sticker that read “I Do What the Voices In My Head Tell Me To.” I’d say that’s pretty accurate.

Ally:  Describe your writing day: time, place, etc. Do you have a writer's cave?

LINDSEY:  Most of my writing is done on the weekends, because when I get home from work, I feel like a toasted zombie. Afternoons are my favorite time to write, and I pound away at the keyboard in my cat’s bedroom. Yes, he has his own bedroom. He allows me in there only if I feed him.

Ally:  How is your marketing different than if you were writing adult fiction? Do you have any tips for other YA authors?

LINDSEY:  I’m not sure marketing to the varying age groups is all that different. I still put myself out there, interact with readers, and try to crank out the next book as fast as I can, no matter the age group I’m writing for.

As far as tips go, I’ve found that Goodreads giveaways are great for getting your book visibility. I also try to stay on top of social media without blasting about my books all the time, but rather just being present.

Ally:  Let's talk about setting. What is the setting of the book you brought today? How did you choose it? How important is it to your plot?

LINDSEY:  A large chunk of both The Grave Winner and the second book in the series, What Gifts She Carried, takes place in a cemetery. The setting kind of chose me when the title of the first book leaped into my head. The cemetery is integral to the plot because the dead aren’t behaving themselves and staying in their graves. My main character is one of the few who can do anything about it.

Ally:  Now for some quick answer questions:
Last tv program you watched – Sons of Anarchy (I’m only on season 5)
Favorite way to spent a quiet evening – watching a movie with my boyfriend and cat with a chocolaty dessert at the ready
Visit an art gallery or run a marathon – art gallery
An item on your bucket list – go to Rome!
A favorite non-fiction book – Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural by Stephen Addiss

Ally:  It's been a pleasure having you visit, Lindsey! Before we finish today's chat, let's take a look at the books you brought, including your brand new release...

Blurb for The Grave Winner:

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead -- just like the prom queen did.

While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom's things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.

She should have listened.

Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.

With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what's so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn't, she'll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead - herself.
The Grave Winner Links:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Add to Goodreads
Watch the book trailer on Youtube

Blurb for What Gifts She Carried:

Leigh Baxton just wants to pick up the pieces of her life—if you could call it that—but someone keeps resurrecting the dead. These new zombies have a knack for spilling Leigh’s precious blood, something she was warned about by a certain pair of undead sorceresses.

Desperate to find out why they’re here so Leigh can put the nightmares behind her, she must learn more about the gifts she carries. With Tram’s training sessions and clues from her mom’s past, Leigh begins to piece together what she’s capable of.

Too bad there isn’t a Cliff’s Notes version to saving the world.

The zombies have teamed up with followers of the darkest sorceress who ever lived, and they’ll play a wicked game until she’s freed from her prison inside the earth. When the battle to the death begins, Leigh must rely on friends, crushes, and even her enemies to win the war, but not the grave.


What Gifts She Carried Links:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Add to Goodreads.


NEW RELEASE!

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While you're waiting for the release of Wild Fire (Guardian Witch #6), I hope you'll enjoy this interview with Ari (fire witch), Andreas (vampire prince) and Gabriel (Andreas's second in command).

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Eddie West, crime reporter for Riverdale's Clarion newspaper, is writing an article on the O-Seven, the vampire elders, who keep dogging Ari and Andreas's steps. He's convinced Ari, Andreas and Gabriel to sit down and answer a few questions. They're gathered in Andreas's office at his supper club shortly after dark.


Eddie looks up from his notebook. "Thanks for doing this. I'll try not to keep you long. Let's start off with Andreas. Tell me who the O-Seven are."

Andreas (stretches out his long legs from his chair at the desk and gives Eddie a hooded look): "The first and oldest vampires. The original seven. Their background is mostly unknown, but they've been around and ruling the vampire world in Europe for thousands of years from a medieval castle in the black forest of Germany. Their whims are vampire law in that part of the world."

Eddie: "Can someone tell me their names?"

Gabriel (looks up from lounging on the leather couch): "Sure, I can do that, but don't ask me to spell them." He ticks them off on his fingers. "Bastian, Porbius, Lucris, Fiorosom, Anselm, Tannen, and the last one is Noapte."

Eddie: "They have a joint reputation for brutality. Ari, does that include every one of them?"

Ari (nods her head vigorously): "As far as I'm concerned, they're all vicious. They tried to kill Andreas, and I wouldn't be alive if we hadn't escaped from them and their hired killers on more than one occasion."

Gabriel (leans forward, earnest now): "But some are worse than others." He appealed to Andreas. "Wouldn't you agree?"

Andreas: "Two or three are more clever, more ambitious...and consequently more dangerous. None of them are to be taken lightly."

Eddie: "What supernatural things can that do that are beyond the abilities of other vampires?"

Andreas: "In most cases, it is a matter of degree. For instance, their mind control abilities are extremely enhanced, and Bastian is the master of them all in that area. They have other talents, but mostly those are kept hidden."

Gabriel: "When I lived at the elders' court, I heard rumors - teleportation, levitation, shapeshifting, calling various kinds of animals to do their bidding—but most of it was speculation. The elders guarded their secrets until they needed to use them…and their victims didn't survive to tell the rest of us. You have to understand, these guys aren't approachable. They're secretive, aloof. I doubt if even they know everything their fellow elders can do."

Eddie (looks at Ari): "So how do you fight them? It sounds impossible."

Ari: "So far we've managed to stay out of reach or used witchcraft or trickery. We've tried to be as secretive as they are. But I'm running out of ideas."

Eddie: "Why doesn't the German Magic Council or other law enforcement do something about them?"

Ari (gives a hands up shrug): "How? First of all, there is no German Magic Council, but the Witches's League over there has tried. The O-Seven is just too powerful. And human law enforcement wouldn't have a chance unless they sent in the military with bombs. Even then, they'd probably escape. Since the elders have mostly left humans alone, police have left the Otherworlders to fend for themselves. I can't really fault them."

Eddie (looks at all three of them): "How's this all end?"

Andreas lifts an eyebrow.  Gabriel shakes his head.

Ari: "Good question. Hopefully we figure it out before the series ends."


 
 
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Due to events beyond my control, the release of Wild Fire has been delayed. I will share the rescheduled date the moment I have it.

If you were attending the Facebook release party, that too has been delayed, pending the new release date.

I apologize for the wait. Ari and Andreas are eager to tell you the next installment in their story, and I want the book in your hands as soon as possible. :) Stay tuned!

 
 
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Have you read a great book lately? Tell us about it. I can always use another good read!

Meanwhile, grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and join my chat with Danielle Devor about books and a little of this and that.

Danielle, I already know how you take your coffee from your bio, so I've fixed you a frappuccino. Shall we get started with your bio?


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Bio:

Named one of the Examiner's 2014 Women in Horror: 93 Horror Authors You Need to Read Right Now, Danielle DeVor has been spinning the spider webs, or rather, the keyboard for more frights and oddities. She spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching "Salem's Lot" way too many times. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino.

You asked for something unique about myself:
I enjoy watching people get hit with a taser on TV. I also have a second choice in coffees: Timothy’s German Chocolate Cake coffee black.


Note from Ally: She's also a an avid crocheter and loves vampires, horror films, music, ballet and animals.

Visit her at:

Twitter: @sammyig
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/danielledevorauthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/DanielleDeVor
Blog: http://danielledevor.wordpress.com



Ally: I understand that you write young adult fiction. Why do you think his style of fiction has become so popular with adult audiences in recent years?

DANIELLE:  I think, mostly, YA authors concentrate on the story instead of the hype. A lot of so-called adult books are designed to be best sellers whereas YA authors, while they would like to have a hit, also want their readers to engage with their characters.

Ally:  What is the major setting for the novel you brought today? Why did you choose that location?

DANIELLE:  Orinth, Ohio. I wanted middle America, but I created the town because I wanted to do some pretty ugly things to it.

Ally:  What made you become a writer?

DANIELLE:  My brain. It decided I should start writing novels.
 (Note from Ally: I snatched the following elaboration from her website.)
"I didn’t pop out of the womb as a writer, but I always had stories bouncing around in my brain. Usually, these stories were fodder from daytime talk shows mixed with whatever supernatural element struck my fancy that particular day. "

Ally:  What is your current WIP?

DANIELLE:  Book 3 of the Sorrow’s Series.

Ally: Let's try a few quick answer questions:

  •      Is your best friend male or female? female
  •      If you were a superhero, who or what would you be? Batman
  •      Where did you last go shopping? Grocery store
  •      An item on your bucket list:  to see the real Vlad Tsepes’ castle
  •      Favorite dessert:  anything chocolate.
Ally:  Thanks so much for having coffee with us. Tell us about the book you brought.
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Blurb:

Sometimes lullabies aren’t soothing; they’re deadly.

Sixteen-year-old, Jason Miller, wants three things: to become a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, graduate from high school, and avoid his mother’s ballet classes.

When he finds the body of the most popular girl in school, he has a major freak-out session, and then calls 911. But if finding a body wasn’t bad enough, when a horse doll made of human skin and hair is found in his locker, the entire town accuses Jason of the murder.

As the body count rises, so does the hostility. Jason is left with a choice: To run and hide or to clear his name and find out why the killer is targeting him before it’s too late.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Dead-Horse-Danielle-DeVor-ebook/dp/B00K1CU6A6

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-with-a-dead-horse-danielle-devor/1119438460?ean=2940149206261



 
 
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  Wild Fire (Guardian Witch #6) coming soon!

I want to share the official blurb... hot off the press:

Blurb:

A vision. A lost talisman. A dangerous journey through time...
 
A month after their bonding, Ari and Andreas are still adjusting to married life
when they learn the hard way that the O-Seven, the terrifying and brutal vampire
elders, still have them in their sights. A three million dollar bounty hangs over each of their heads, and there’s no lack of assassins eager to collect.
 
When the local seer has a terrifying vision of the destruction of Riverdale, it’s up to Ari—as usual—to keep everyone safe. Only this time, an enemy from the past has bound her fire powers, and the city’s string of arsons seems connected.
 
Daron, the vampire prince in Toronto, has information that two of the vampire elders are on their way to Riverdale. Which can’t be good. Only a risky and unprecedented journey through time can provide the help they need. But that will leave Andreas to face the O-Seven alone...



And the YouTube book trailer: http://youtu.be/nGO1wudi7xQ

 
 
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Hey, booklovers! Welcome to today's chat.

Laura Diamond, an author of young adult fiction, has a pending new release she's eager to tell us about. But I'll quiz her about a few other things too!

How do you take your coffee, Laura?

LAURA:  I like to change things up a bit. I’ll drink iced coffee or hot coffee. I prefer cream, but use skim most days. I like plain, but also flavors—french vanilla, butter pecan, cookie dough…I like lattes too.

Ally:  Then I'll surprise you! :) Can you tell people about your background?


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Author Bio:

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, and horror. She’s a lucid dreamer, meaning she can direct her dreams while they’re happening. When she’s awake, she pens stories from her dreams and shares them with her readers. Laura has many published titles including the Pride Series (New Pride, Shifting Pride, and Tsavo Pride), the Endure Series (Endure and Evoke), The Zodiac Collector, a novella Sunset Moon in the Lore anthology, and several shorts stories. When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond--Lucid Dreamer, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion.

If you’re interested in reading more about me, or interacting with me on the web check out the following links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiamondLB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLauraDiamond
Author Laura Diamond: www.authorlauradiamond.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5815639.Laura_Diamond
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Diamond/e/B009Y7L432/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1377733776&sr=8-1
Blog: http://lbdiamond.wordpress.com/



Ally:  I understand you have a new release to show us. What type of book is it, and what inspired you to write it?

LAURA:  The Zodiac Collector is a young adult fantasy about twin sisters who invoke magick from their zodiac sign. In the process, they attract the attention of a witch who wants the entire zodiac power for herself. It’s a clean read that can appeal to middle grade readers as well as young adults, and it’s for grown ups who are young at heart.

Much of the action takes place at a Renaissance Faire because that’s where the inspiration for the story came from. I love visiting Ren Faires and getting absorbed in the costumes, the lingo, the fantasy, the jousts…all of it!

Ally: What is your current work in progress? Why are you writing it?

I’ve just finished a YA contemporary, BEAT, about a boy who gets a heart transplant and his struggles with accepting the fact that someone has to die so he can live. I’m currently querying this manuscript to agents—keep your fingers crossed for me!

As I wait, I’m drafting a YA contemporary with dueling point of views. One main character is a runaway who becomes a drug addict to drown out flashbacks of sexual abuse and the other is a boy who’s being raised by a defrocked priest with his own brand of righteousness. When the two characters meet, they will have to decide how to reconcile their pasts and find acceptance.

Ally:  What is your favorite form of social media and why?

LAURA:  I use Facebook and Twitter the most, but lately I’ve been on them sparingly. I like social media to connect with folks and offer (and get) support to keep going. Writing can be solitary and it’s important for writers and authors to keep up a good support network. It’s also super rewarding to connect with bloggers and readers.

Ally:  If you won a huge lottery tomorrow, would you continue writing? What would you do with all that lovely money?

LAURA:  I’d definitely continue writing. I might even cut back the day job to part time so I could write more, LOL!

I’d probably pay off my mortgage and student loans and do a lot of traveling (like for a year or so, at least). I’d also like to donate a lot money to various charities.

Ally:  Now a few quick answer questions:

  •     Where were you at midnight last New Year's Eve? Sleeping in bed, lol
  •     How many times have you read 50 Shades of Grey? Um…I got about 1/3 through the fist book and quit.
  •     Do you like broccoli? Sometimes.
  •     How many different countries have you visited? 13
  •     What is your typical breakfast? Yogurt and fruit.
Ally:  As usual, it was a pleasure chatting with you. Now for that new that's coming in September...


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THE ZODIAC COLLECTOR

Young Adult Fantasy

Spencer Hill Press

Coming September 23, 2014


For almost-16 year-old Anne Devans, the annual Renaissance Faire means three things--her dad spending weeks in the smithy, her bipolar mom doing some manic costume making, and another ruined birthday for her and her twin sister, Mary.

This year, Anne wants things to be different, and she's going to do things her way. On the eve of the Faire, Anne, along with a reluctant Mary, conjures up a spell that will make their 16th birthday party a whirlwind event. Little do they know that it's a literal request.

After the mini tornado in their room subsides, the girls realize they've invoked the power of the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux. That's the good news. The bad news is they also caught the attention of a sorceress named Zeena who has been collecting children born under each Zodiac Sign to enhance her power. Once she captures Anne and Mary, Gemini twins, the entire Zodiac, and the world, will be hers.

Anne leads the fight against Zeena, but her one-sided decisions could throw them into a world so far from home, even the Renaissance Faire would seem like a brilliant vacation. Between managing their new Zodiac powers, dodging their manic mother and trying to stop Zeena, they'll get a 16th birthday they'll never forget.

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Zodiac-Collector-Laura-Diamond-ebook/dp/B00LOB5EPA

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zodiac-collector-laura-diamond/1117668070?ean=9781937053635

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18689408-the-zodiac-collector




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Book Blurb:

Sylvia Donovan is emotionally wounded from the unexpected death of her husband and still haunted by their last conversation: his request for a divorce and his confession of love for another woman.  Her husband gone, her only daughter off to college, Sylvia faces the challenges of learning to live alone and move on with her life.

Vince Wilshire, enchanted with Sylvia, is more than willing to do what it takes to capture the heart of the hurting and untrusting Sylvia.

Can he help her forget the past and make her believe in love again?

Excerpt:

            A knock sounded on the window beside her and she jumped. Her head swiveled around and she stared at the man looking at her through the window.

            Vince Wilshire's handsome face could make any woman melt with desire. With it so close to hers—the glass being the only thing separating them—a rush of adrenaline swept into her system. She leaned sideways in her seat and knocked her hand against the steering wheel. The horn beeped and she muttered, "Damn it, Knox, why did you..."

            The sound of his laughter sent anger flooding through her, the muscles in her arms tightening with the need to strike out. She lowered the phone and clicked the disconnect button in retaliation to his attempt to manipulate her.

            Vince opened the driver's side door and cold air rushed into the car. "Hey, beautiful, are you heading inside?"

            "What is this? Are you guys ganging up on me?" Sylvia ignored the man beside her and glanced in the rear view mirror, checking to make sure her tears hadn't caused any lasting effect.

            A warm hand landed on her shoulder and Vince toyed with her hair. "Not at all, I like the idea of entering the building with a gorgeous woman on my arm."

            "Right," she protested and stuffed her phone into her purse before turning to stare into his bedroom-brown eyes. The spark in their depths had her reevaluating her impression of the man. Yes, he had the face and body to rival every other Casanova in the world, but he also had a sense of humor. That alone sent a shiver of awareness through her.

            She fought the desire gathering in her stomach and waved her hand at him so he'd move out of the way, letting her exit the car. "Did Knox make you wait out here in the parking lot to make sure I would come inside?"

            Vince grinned and held her door open while she stepped onto the asphalt. His gaze fell to her legs.

            She stared at her new, high-heel, red pumps and silently prayed she wouldn't land face first in the dirt when she tried to walk across the pitted parking lot in them.

            A low whistled sounded beside her. "Man, are you ever hot."

            She ignored the comment and didn't turn until she heard the car door slamming closed. "And there's not a woman you've ever met you haven't wanted."

Read 1st chapter at http://www.tinagayle.net/CFO'sAffairChpt.htmlhttp://www.tinagayle.net/CFO'sAffairChpt.html

Buy Link is http://bit.ly/CFOaffair

Tina Gayle is currently working on two different series. The last book in the Executive Wives’ Club series will be coming out 2014.  This series combines elements of women fiction with the passion of romance.

The Family Tree series has two books out with Fallen Leaves release in April of 2014. A paranormal romantic suspense series, the books follow the keeper of the Winston manor and the trials she has to overcome to remain in the house of her ancestors.

Find Tina Gayle everywhere:

Home - www.tinagayle.net
Blog - www.tinagayle.blogspot.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorTinaGayle
Goodread - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1641826.Tina_Gayle
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/tina.gayle
Google + - https://plus.google.com
Linkin - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tina-gayle/11/689/759


 
 
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Cover Reveal:
Wild Fire (Guardian Witch Book Six)
releases fall
2014


A vision. A lost ring of power. A risky journey.

Ari and her human cop partner Ryan are investigating the city's latest arson when they're attacked by Hellsgate warriors intent on collecting the three million dollar bounty the O-Seven vampire elders have offered for Ari or her vampire mate Andreas...dead or alive. But the warriors are only a distraction from a greater threat.

An enemy from the past reappears to bind Ari's witch fire, leaving her struggling to meet both old and new challenges. Unless stopped, the O-Seven will destroy everything she holds dear.