Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gypsy Hunted

Today's post is a Virtual Book Blast Tour for Gypsy Hunted, a Paranormal (Psychic) Thriller by Andrea Drew available now.As a Book Blast, there is no guest post or interview, but there is a blurb, excerpt and brief author bio. I will also post links to the other participating blogs to give you more chances to enter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card, chosen via Rafflecopter.

Andrea Drew has been a commercial copy writer and resume writer for over a decade.

She's written for celebrity stylists, assisted business coaches and start-ups, written grants for not for profits, delivered marketing presentations to business owners, and attends Australian writing conventions.

Her self-published book "Pro Resumes Made Easy" has been downloaded over 40,000 times.

Andrea has one husband (more than enough), three kids, a pet rock (her daughters not hers), and a house in the suburbs, where she's hard at work on the second novel in the Gypsy series.

Email her at

Gypsy Hunted is her first fiction novel (her first suspense thriller set in her home town of Melbourne Australia) is available on Amazon.

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Blurb for Gypsy Hunted

Reluctant psychic Gypsy Shields—she prefers the term "intuition consultant"—finds herself in trouble when, on her way home from a blind date, she interrupts a kidnapping in progress. She attempts to intervene, and her heroics are repaid with a collision between the attacker's van and a brick wall. She awakens in the hospital, paralyzed on her left side and unable to speak. This also means she's unable to share her vital information as a witness. Fortunately, she is able to use her telepathic connection with her niece to throw a line out to a police detective she knows: Connor Reardon, her blind date.

Connor will do anything to protect Gypsy, and he listens to her claims of psychic power willingly, as he's concealing certain powers of his own. Nor are they all he's concealing. Gypsy senses a part of her new ally's mind is closed to her—what she cannot know is that Connor suspects the kidnapper is someone close to him, and the kidnapping victim holds secrets that will tear through Connor's department, putting careers and lives at risk. Including Gypsy, still in hospital and vulnerable as the attacker turns his sights on her once again.

Can she use her powers to track down the perpetrator and prevent her own murder?

Excerpt from Gypsy Hunted

My eyes went down at the registration plate. I reached into my handbag for my mobile phone, realizing I should have done this earlier and made a damn call to the cops.

He’d got her into the van but she wasn’t going without a fight.

The woman had started banging with her feet kicking the shit out of the van walls. I could almost see the outline of her foot bashing the thin metal veneer.  With the key in the ignition he’d turned up the radio to full blast, drowning out the noise of her screams and kicking.

He revved the crap out of the van, the engine growling so loud I felt it through my toes. But I stood my ground, even with nails biting into my palms, pulse speeding, and heartbeat pounding.  I’d get his details through to the police if it was the last thing I did.

I looked up to face him and the van launched at me. I dialed the emergency services number holding the phone to my ear with fingers so rigid they hurt. The van came at me and in a split second I was hit, my body bouncing off the van.  My head taking the brunt of the blow as I struck the brick wall, landing on the ground like a rag doll unloved and discarded.  Strangely, nothing hurt, at least at this moment. I was sure that it should. 

Colors flashed: green, hot pink, and yellow.  Tires squealed, and I thought I heard frantic footsteps approaching. 

Participating Blogs

1: BookSkater
2: My Odd Little World
3: Jen's Reading Obsession - review
4: In Shadows
5: The Avid Book Collector
6: Harlie's Books
7: Celticlady's Reviews
8: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
9: Room With Books
10: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
11: Books Are Love

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Friday, October 10, 2014


Today's post is a Virtual Excerpt Tour for Morningstar - Cy'ren Rising, Book 2 by Robyn Bachar, an Erotic Sci-Fi Romance available now from Samhain Publishing. As an excerpt tour, there is no interview or guest blog, but I will post an author bio, a blurb and an excerpt for you. I will also post the participating blogs for the tour. Robyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

****For a limited time, Book 1 of the series, Nightfall, is available free at select online e-book stores, and I will provide those links as well.****

Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.

As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.









Morningstar is available at:

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Blurb for Morningstar

Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all.

The second son.

Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.

The broken sword.

Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.

The slave.

Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.

Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.

Warning: Contains an arrogant officer with a weakness for having his hair pulled, an insatiable empath, and a badass warrior woman who form a male-female-female threesome sizzling enough to melt your shields.

Excerpt from Morningstar

“This is the main utility building. We’ll have to manually override the lock.”

Ramsay stepped forward. “I’m on it.”

The tech pulled the access panel off in search of the override mechanism.

“Keep your eyes open. The Eppes might have left surprises for us,” Jace warned. Slavers often left dangerous devices behind in their abandoned bases to discourage other groups from moving in. The team chorused acknowledgments as Ramsay pulled a lever and the door lurched open. Soth entered first, switching on the searchlights mounted on his helmet and rifle to aid visibility.

“The generator control room is on sub-level two,” Ramsay said.

A sigh hissed across the comm. “We’re going to have to manually open every door on the way there, aren’t we?” Soth asked.

“Yes sir,” Ramsay replied.

Jace bit back his own sigh. “Better get moving then.”

The eerie silence frayed his nerves, and his anxiety increased with each door the group stopped at. Where were the colonists? Why had the Eppes evacuated the personnel but left everything else behind? A few cannon blasts from orbit would have leveled a colony this small.

A sudden rifle blast startled him—Bryn had fired, and her target dropped at the end of the hallway they had just traversed.

“Hold your fire,” Soth ordered. The shadow sword approached the target, a human male dressed in plain coveralls. “He’s unarmed. Civilian.”

Jace’s jaw clenched. This was Bryn’s first field mission since her return to duty, and she’d fired on a non-combatant. Clearly he’d been wrong to trust that she could handle it.

Participating Blogs

September 22: Carly's Book Reviews
September 23: Danita Minnis
September 23: Books to Light Your Fire
September 24: RhiReading
September 25: Musings of a Writer
September 26: Wickedly Wanton Tales
September 26: Sharing Links and Wisdom
September 29: Happily Ever After
September 30: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
September 30: Ye Olde Inkwell
October 1: Dena Garson - Real... Hot... Romance
October 2: A Book Addict's Delight
October 3: Mia Downing
October 6: Booklover Sue
October 7: SBM Book Obsession
October 8: Behind Closed Doors
October 9: Long and Short Reviews
October 10: My Odd Little World

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Say Nothing of What You See

Today's post is a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for Say Nothing of What You See, a Paranormal book by Christy Effinger, available from The Wild Rose Press. As a Blurb Blitz, there will not be a guest post, interview or review, but there is a blurb, excerpt, and brief author bio with links. I will also post the other participating blogs, visit them to increase your chances of winning as Christy will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Christy Effinger’s poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in various print and online publications. She lives near Indianapolis. Her website is





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Blurb for Say Nothing of What You See

When her aunt steps off a grain elevator into the emptiness of a prairie evening, Mira Piper loses her one protector. Chloe, her flighty mother, impulsively drags her daughter to Bramblewood, an isolated spiritualist retreat in northern Michigan, run by the enigmatic Dr. Virgil Simon.

Chloe plans to train as a medium but it's Mira who discovers she can communicate with the dead. When her mother abandons her, Mira discovers a darker aspect to Bramblewood: the seemingly kind doctor has a sinister side and a strange control over his students.

Then one winter's day Troy Farrington arrives, to fulfill his mother's dying wish and deliver her letter to the doctor. But calamity strikes and he finds himself a captive, tended by a sympathetic Mira. Haunted by her dead aunt and desperate to escape Bramblewood, Mira makes a devil's deal with Dr. Simon. But fulfillment comes with a steep cost...betrayal.

Excerpt from Say Nothing of What You See

I remember the way she fell.

I remember, too, the moment just before it happened, when I came home from my summer job at the snow cone stand and found the house empty.

Aunt Charlotte had not set foot outside her bedroom for days, and now suddenly she was gone. She left a candle burning on the kitchen table, a damp towel on the bathroom floor, an empty shot glass on the nightstand. Her bedroom smelled of rose lotion and whiskey.

One of her straw sandals lay in the living room. The other lay on its side in the hall, as if she had hastily kicked it off on her way out the door. It meant trouble, all right, if Aunt Charlotte was barefoot. She never did anything sane when she was barefoot.

I picked up the sandals and stepped outside. A fat bumblebee ascended from one of the peonies by the porch steps, drunk with nectar. He banged stupidly against the screen door once, twice, and then careened around the house, clearly annoyed.

My gaze swept across our small yard and down the country road to the grain elevator. From somewhere far away came the discordant wail of a train. I glanced along the tracks and out into the cornfield before turning back to the grain elevator. What I saw there made me drop the sandals.

Participating Blogs

September 29: Coffee Books and Art
September 29: 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
September 30: Room With Books
October 1: The Indubitable Tattler
October 2: fuonlyknew ~ Laura's Ramblins and Reviews
October 3: My Odd Little World
October 6: Christine Young author
October 7: Theresa Stillwagon
October 8: Danita Minnis
October 9: Ashley's Paranormal Book Blog
October 10: Book 'Em North Carolina
October 10: Unabridged Andra's
October 13: Books and Other Spells
October 14: Books N Pearls
October 15: SBM Book Obsession
October 16: Booklover Sue - review
October 17: Andi's Book Reviews
October 20: Bunny's Review
October 20: Undercover Book Reviews
October 21: BookSkater
October 22: Ari Reads
October 23: Queen of All She Reads
October 24: Writer Wonderland - review 

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