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23 April 2014

A Look At Dianna Love & 'Kiss the Enemy' ~ @diannalove @GoddessFish #romance #suspense

Today we have author Dianna Love visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* New York Times bestseller Dianna Love once dangled over a hundred feet in the air to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. She now writes high-octane romantic suspense, thrillers and urban fantasy. Her new Slye Temp romantic suspense series launched its first four books in 2013 to rave reviews and more will follow in 2014. Her books are available in print and ebook. On the rare days she’s not in her writing cave, Dianna enjoys touring the country on her BMW motorcycle. She lives in the Atlanta, GA area with her motorcycle-instructor husband and a tank full of unruly saltwater critters. Read excerpts of her books at www.authordiannalove.com or join her Dianna Love Street Team on Facebook and get in on the fun!

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My story Kiss the Enemy.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Her only hope is in the hands of her enemy.
* Slye Temp operative Margaux Duke is chasing an international terrorist who murdered the last of her family. But her plans go up in smoke when her agency is in the crosshairs of the dangerous killer, forcing her to turn rogue to protect the only family she has left - her team. This is no time to get involved, especially with an enemy who steps between her and the terrorist she has to stop.
* Logan Baklanov has been known by many names in the underbelly of international terrorism and will do whatever it takes to shield those he loves from the treacherous world he lives in. When his brother’s life is in jeopardy, Logan takes on a role that places him at the top of the most-wanted lists of government security agencies in every country. He accepts the no-win situation, willing to make the ultimate sacrifice until a long legged beauty draws the attention of his deadly target and screws Logan’s carefully planned mission.
* Margaux and Logan must join forces in a dangerous game to save a major city from a powerful psychopath, but their ruse escalates out of control when the heat smoldering between them threatens to explode.
~ Excerpt ~
* Logan lowered his face to hers and said, “Do you ever let go?”
* “Of what?” Margaux knew what he was talking about, but she wasn’t going to admit to anything.
* “The need to always be in control, to always be one step better.”
* Her infected arm had swollen tight as a stuffed sausage all the way to her fingers. She was alternately cold and hot, and sick of being in this heat. He should consider his timing for psychobabble, especially when she had a pistol within reach. “Do you want to spend today analyzing something you’ll never understand or getting out of here?”
* The sucker smiled. Straight teeth that glared white. “I’ll tell you what I want.”
* She was not up for this crap. “World peace? A razor? Is it a long list? Because—”
* “To hell with that.”
* “What?”
* “Telling you anything.” He caught her to him and closed the short distance between their mouths. He had a really nice mouth. There was his beard again. She could get used to it on a man who kissed like this one. How did he manage to kiss her so tenderly and still turn her insides into a bunch of wobbling Jell-O?
* Margaux had never understood why Jane gave up everything to stay in the jungle with Tarzan, but she was starting to get a clue.

Buy Kiss the Enemy here...
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Find Dianna Love here...
Website | Street team | Facebook | Twitter | For other buy links, to read an excerpt, or to purchase an autographed copy, visit the KISS THE ENEMY page on Dianna’s website: HERE

Thank you for joining us here today, Dianna Love! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Dianna will be awarding EITHER the ebook box set of the first 3 Slye Temp OR a signed copy of ONE of the first 4 Slye Temp books. (Print Books are Continental US Only - Amazon/iTunes/Nook ebook equivalent for international) to one randomly drawn commenter at each stop during the tour, and a GRAND PRIZE of Signed copies of all 4 Slye Temp books – LAST CHANCE TO RUN, NOWHERE SAFE, HONEYMOON TO DIE FOR – plus a MONOGRAMMED SLING BACKPACK, and swag pack of surprise goodies. (Continental US only for print books - Amazon/iTunes/Nook 3 ebook box set for international) will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour! So be sure to leave your name and email with your comment, visit the other tour stops (find them here: goddessfishpromotions-virtual-super-book-blast) for a greater chance of winning! You must also use the Rafflecopter for your comment/entry to count. Thanks!

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22 April 2014

A Look At Cora Seton & 'The Cowboy Imports a Bride ' ~ @CoraSeton @GoddessFish #western #romance

Today we have author Cora Seton visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle nine years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.
* Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit her at the links below to read about new releases, contests and other cool events!

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My story The Cowboy Imports a Bride . It's one of the stories in my series: Cowboys of Chance Creek.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Rob Matheson's a fighter. Flattening enemies with his fists or with his legendary practical jokes, he's a tough enemy, and a troublesome friend. But Rob doesn't know how much longer he can keep up the act. As his buddies get married one by one, he's left with his lonely life - and the sinking feeling he lost more than his dreams when he traded them for a thick skin. Now Rob's father has issued a challenge - he'll give 200 acres of prime Montana ranchland to the first of his four sons to wed. No conditions, no meddling. Could this be a chance to become the man he really wants to be?
* Morgan Tate's worked for years to climb the ladder to a top job at Cassidy Wineries, but Duncan Cassidy, the boss' son, always stands in her way. Now he's issued an ultimatum; marry him or he'll make sure she never works in the wine industry again. Morgan wants marriage - and a family - but not with Duncan. A certain cowboy in Chance Creek, Montana, has stolen her heart.
* When Rob offers Morgan a proposition - marry him and split the land - they both find themselves with an ethical dilemma. They don't know each other well enough to wed, but they can't lie about their intentions before God and man, either.
* Now they've got sixty days to fall in love, and a passel of family and friends determined to keep them apart. The victims of Rob's previous jokes are lining up to get their revenge, and Morgan's half-sister, Claire, is stirring up their mother's past.
* Will it take the biggest practical joke of all to convince the world - and themselves - that they're truly meant to be man and wife?
~ Excerpt ~
* “So, one thing,” Rob said carefully. “My Dad's going to give us some land as a wedding gift, and I promised Morgan we'd use half of it to start a vineyard.”
* “You're going to grow grapes in Montana?”
* “Yeah—I looked into it. It's possible.”
* “Seems like a silly thing to do. Cattle's way more profitable.”
* Rob tamped down on the irritation that surged within him. He'd expected Ethan, at least, to be supportive. “She's my bride. I want to make her happy.”
* That shut Ethan up. “Okay. I guess I see your point.”
* “Anyway, for my gift to Morgan I'm giving her a down payment for her business. I want her to have everything she'll need to get prepared for next spring. Between tilling, rootstock, stakes and wires and the rest of it, she estimates it'll take twenty grand above and beyond what she's got to get things started.”
* “You got that kind of cash kicking around?”
* Rob sighed. “You know I don't. Dad gives us room and board, but not much extra. I got a truck payment and a running tab down at the Boot. I figure I've got about eight thousand in the bank.”
* “In other words you're looking for either a handout or for work,” Ethan said. “I've got work, but I don't pay twelve grand a month.”
* “I know, buddy. I'm hoping you have some ideas about who might.”
* Ethan was silent for a while. “You know, with all this settling down and wanting a job, I'm not sure I know who you are anymore.”
* “Ethan,” Rob growled.
* “All right, all right—I'll think it over and let you know what I come up with. Meanwhile, I've got one thing to say to you.” Suddenly, Ethan sounded dead serious.
* “What's that?”
* “If you hurt my sister, you're going to be in a world of pain.”

Buy Cowboys of Chance Creek stories here...
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Find Cora Seton here...
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Thank you for joining us here today, Cora Seton! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Cora will award a $100 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour! So be sure to leave your name and email with your comment, visit the other tour stops (find them here: goddessfishpromotions-cowboys-of-chance-creek) for a greater chance of winning!

21 April 2014

A Look At LaKisha Johnson & 'A Secret Worth Keeping' ~ @_lakishajohnson @GoddessFish #africanamerican

Today we have author LaKisha Johnson visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* LaKisha Johnson is a girl after God’s own heart; doing what she believes to be her purpose…writing. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 15 years, mother of 2 and native of Memphis, TN. She comes from a huge family and has always been the go to girl whenever someone needed a poem written or read, an acknowledgement that would convey just what they were thinking or even an occasion written for that special day. She’s an all-around talented lady that makes everything she touches turn to gold. She has 2 degrees from Southwest TN Community College both in Information Technology and has worked in the corporate field for over 15 years. She is also a dedicated blogger, delivering a devotional blog 5 days per week entitled “Kisha’s Daily Devotionals.”
* LaKisha wants readers of her books to step outside the box and read with imagination. She wants them reeled in from the front cover to the last word, enjoying every second in between, asking for more. She doesn’t proclaim to be the best writer or even author in the world…she just proclaims to be blessed because her motto is “God’s purpose is bigger than any problem!”

What are you going to tell us about today?
* My story A Secret Worth Keeping.

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* Shelby is a career woman turned housewife who enjoys the friendships that have been built with her 5 best friends; Camille, Lynesha, Raylin, Kerri and Chloe. They are all career women with different businesses, husbands and even children but something is missing and they can’t seem to find it at home, in a store or even in a book. So, they search for this missing piece in the beds, arms, cars and even offices of other men who don’t mind paying for what Dem Dam Divas can offer. They enjoy the thrill of sneaking, creeping and even vacationing on someone else’s dime but they soon find out that all good things come to an end. What happens when it becomes too much? From secretly wanting someone who doesn’t want you, loving only to not be loved back and being caught up in a dream that you’re about to be awaken from; will it be worth it in the end? Will they regret their actions or stand by them? Will they finally question whether this secret is really worth keeping?
~ Excerpt ~
* Girls, this has been an amazing trip. I’m kind of sad that it’s ending but I am ready to get home to see my babies.
* “Well, good for you; I can’t say the same,” said Kerri.
* “Listen ladies, I know that these trips are supposed to be a release to renew our minds but they do no good if you go back to home and accept the same mess you left. If you all are not happy then make some changes. Life is too short to keep living in hell. You all are beautiful, educated and capable of taking care of yourselves so why continue to take less from your husband than what your husband is supposed to do? Please don’t get me wrong, I am in no way saying that you all should head to divorce court, however, I am saying stop lying down and accepting everything. Stop accepting less than what your husband should be giving. Why should you have to find part time love in the hands of someone else? Why should you find pleasure in the bed of someone else when your husband should be fulfilling your every fantasy and you should be filling his?”
* “Shelby, I hear you but you have all that at home, we don’t” Chloe said with tears streaming down her face.
* “Yea, you have a husband whose eyes light up when you enter the room, one who notices your new hairdo, one who doesn’t mind shopping with you, one who holds you when you cry, sit with you when you’re sick, stay up with you when the baby is sick; you have all that,” Kerri added.
* “Yes, I do but this is because I wouldn’t accept anything less. Understand, we have our ups and downs but we work through them. We are not perfect and I’d be lying if I said anything differently but he knows my faults and accepts them and I know his and accept them.” I said.

Buy A Secret Worth Keeping here...
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Find LaKisha Johnson here...
Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | E-mail

Thank you for joining us here today, LaKisha Johnson! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! LaKisha will be awarding a download of A Secret Worth Keeping (format: winner's choice) to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour! So be sure to leave your name and email with your comment, visit the other tour stops (find them here: goddessfishpromotions-virtual-book-blast-tour) for a greater chance of winning!