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Apr 23 - Post

Blog Tour: Two Dukes and a Scandal (Excerpt + Guest Post + Giveaway)

Gayle Callen has kindly written a guest post on 19th century heroines, so please scroll down to read it!  ** GIVEAWAY Details** Piece of custom jewelry Copies of It Takes a Scandal, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, and Redemption of the Duke About the Books: The second book in a deliciously sexy new series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book--Fifty Shades of Grey for the Regency era-- has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal. Sometimes it takes a scandal . . . Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she’ll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets-except one. Sebastian Vane...

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Apr 22 - Post

Review: The Bronze Horseman

The book: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons Published September 2009 by William Morrow (first published July 17th 2000) The blurb: The golden skies, the translucent twilight, the white nights, all hold the promise of youth, of love, of eternal renewal. The war has not yet touched this city of fallen grandeur, or the lives of two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha Metanova, who share a single room in a cramped apartment with their brother and parents. Their world is turned upside down when Hitler’s armies attack Russia and begin their unstoppable blitz to Leningrad. Yet there is light in the darkness. Tatiana meets Alexander, a brave young officer in the Red Army. Strong and self-confident, yet guarding a mysterious and troubled past, he is drawn to Tatiana—and she to him. Starvation, desperation, and fear soon grip their city during the terrible winter of the merciless German siege. Tatiana and Alexander’s impossible...

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Big day for Avon Impulse! Birthday parties, ebook releases and more!

We've got a lot going on this week as we are celebrating Avon Impulse's 3rd birthday! Because we have the best authors in the world, they are throwing us a Facebook birthday event today! Hosted by the fabulous Codi Gary, whose new novel GOOD GIRLS DON'T DATE ROCKSTARS is out today from Impulse, the ladies of Avon Impulse are giving away prizes, playing music, and hosting games! Join them for 12 hours of fun! Here's the schedule of author appearances at the Facebook event: 10 AM Cynthia Sax 11 AM Sabrina Darby 12 PM Shelly Bell 1 PM Kay Thomas 2 PM Cara Connelly 3 PM Tina Klinesmith 4 PM Lizbeth Selvig 5 PM Ellie Macdonald 6 PM Candis Terry 7 PM Monica Murphy 8 PM Codi Gary 9 PM Jennifer Bernard 10 PM Laura Simcox Today is also the on-sale date of our wonderful new FREE ebook sampler, SPRINGTIME...

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Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars (Rock Canyon Romance #2) by Codi Gary - Release Day!

"Usually, when Cinderella ditches the prince, she leaves behind a shoe." - Travis Bowers Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars Rock Canyon Romance #2 Author: Codi Gary Publisher: Avon Impulse Published: April 22, 2014 Source: publisher for review (via Edelweiss) Purchase Links: Amazon - Barnes & Noble Gemma Carlson didn't plan on waking up married. She also didn't count on running into her old flame—and her son's father-turned-country rock star—Travis Bowers, followed by a night of drunken dares. Apparently one of those involved a ring on her finger and a vow … neither of which she intends to keep. Now with a hangover from hell, this good-girl-gone-bad knows there's just one thing to do: run. Travis has been all over the world, but Gemma has never been far from his thoughts. So when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he didn't hesitate. Of course, he...

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Our 1st Ever Special Guest, Katie Trespasso from Rock Canyon

Pick up this book on April 22nd!  In honor of the release of 'Good Girls Don't Date Rock Stars,' (OUT TODAY!!!) we are here to interview Katie Trespasso from Rock Canyon's 1st Installment, 'Things Good Girls Don't Do.' Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to chat with us for a few. Our readers at 'A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives' are eager to know how you, Chase, Slinks and baby Lorie are doing? We are fantastic! Chase is such an amazing father and Lorie is so big! She's started crawling, which freaks Slinks out a little, but I actually caught him laying near her the other day. Baby steps. Time flies when it comes to your babies growing up! I am sure your Momma thought the same thing about you! What is the one piece of advice your Momma gave you that you will be sure...

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Apr 22 - Post

Book Blast Release Day!!!!: East of Ecstasy

Welcome to the Release Day Launch!!!! East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye The final chapter in the award-winning and bestselling Hearts of the Anemoi series… She’s the only one who can give him the strength to save them all… Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future. Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, the last thing he expects is to find...

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Staying Fresh As A Reader

I’m at Delilah Devlin’s online home today, talking about how to stay fresh as a reader. Here’s a snippet… Camille, the heroine of Breaking All The Rules, prides herself on not doing anything anyone expects her to do. She’s a green-haired, pierced, tattooed rebel, living by her own rules. I love her spontaneity. This do anything, try anything attitude isn’t merely fun. It’s healthy also. Scientific studies show that new experiences keep brains fresh, active, young. Gaming companies market programs designed to give us these new experiences. I prefer to get my new experiences between the virtual pages of a great story. *** Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies’ chief financial officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate sees something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price. Now...

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