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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

It's Extinct Release Day!

It's Extinct's Release Day!

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Writing books about the horrors of the zombie apocalypse is one thing—but Georgie Blake can’t believe it has become her reality…

She never expected her fictional stories of blood, death, and the consumption of human flesh to jump off the page into the real world.She certainly didn’t think she’d survive this long if they had.As a shy novelist, she was sure she’d be one of the first to die.

Safe in the Sanctuary, Georgie holds on to hope for a cure...

But that’s not all she holds on to. The government has promised the people of the Sanctuary that they can return home. The rumours are rife that there is an antidote on the horizon. But even if not, the infected are dying out, throwing the treacherous AM13 virus to the brink of extinction.If the infection dies out, this horrible nightmare Georgie is living in will be a distant memory.

Until everything that’s right goes terribly wrong...

Soon after meeting some new friends in the Sanctuary, Georgie learns she’s going to have to face the monsters outside the walls if she wants to return to her old life. But for a scared, introverted bookworm,it may be too much to consider...

Will Georgina conquer her fears of the dead to return home, or will she be one of the countless others who have gone Extinct?

UNDERNEATH IT ALL by Ysa Arcangel

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Coming June 14th from Limitless Publishing

 
 
UNDERNEATH IT ALL by Ysa Arcangel
Cover Design by Wicked By Design
 
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A senior at Gates University, Agata Ferrero knows without a doubt that Reeve Gates is off limits…
Students can’t date faculty, and Reeve has been appointed by his father as the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. But when a near accident with the front end of Reeve’s sleek sports car brings her in close contact with him, Agata can’t deny the flash of desire that consumes her.
 
 
Reeve Gates is a man hell-bent on revenge…
Abandoned in the care of his step-mother as a child, Reeve accepts the position at Gates University for the sole purpose of ruining his father’s career. What he didn’t expect was to be sidetracked by the sultry eyes of a student.
 
 
Resisting temptation is even harder than it looks…
When a sorority pledging incident leaves Agata stranded on campus in the middle of a treacherous storm, her better judgment falters and she accepts help from the young Dean she can’t get out of her head. Certain there is a beating heart underneath his stone-cold exterior, she escapes with Reeve on a romantic retreat away from prying eyes.
 
 
Blinded by retaliation…
Reeve manipulates his dying father into handing over control of the university—and immediately threatens to shut down the school as a form of cruel payback. His scheme sparks a campus-wide protest that leaves one of Agata’s professors dead and her future hanging in the balance. 
Agata must fight to convince Reeve he is capable of forgiveness, and their taboo love is worth more than revenge.
 
 
 
But is there really a bright future awaiting…
Underneath It All.
 
 
 
 
–– ABOUT THE AUTHOR ––
YSA ARCANGEL

 
Ysa Arcangel is a Filipino author based in Manila. She works as a Spanish-English GDS Helpdesk by day and a writer by night. She is a loving partner to a chef and a mom to three amazing kids. 

She enjoys creative writing and uses her obsessive nature by writing contemporary paranormal and romance fiction with lots of laughs, tears and sighs showcasing sweet, funny and badass female leads with raunchy and hot male love interests whether human or supernatural.

She's a lover of coffee, tattoos, and giant dogs. She is also an extreme sports enthusiast. When she's not writing, you can see her spending time with her family, reading, or having TV series marathons.

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WILDE FOR YOU by Marianne Rice

WILDE FOR YOU by Marianne Rice
The Wilde Sisters, Book 3
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: May 31, 2016
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Event planner Sage Wilde has lots of lists and no time for a relationship… 
 
Precise to a fault, Sage plans everything—meetings, meals, and sex. But when she learns her youngest sister can’t carry a child, she steps up and commits to the role of a surrogate mother. It’s not out of sentiment, because Sage doesn’t do love or touchy-feely, but out of practicality. She doesn’t plan on marrying or having children, so why not rent out her unused space, right? 
 
Luke Riley is a sexy firefighter who’s looking for love in all the wrong places… 
 
Luke’s morning gets a little brighter when he’s called to a clinic and spots a blonde beauty wearing killer red boots. Though she doesn’t seem interested, he manages to introduce himself. It’s unusual for a woman to push away his advances, but Luke is attracted to her confident nature and strong personality. It’s not long before he wears her down, and she finally agrees to a date. 
 
Who says you can’t mix work with pleasure? 
 
Sage blames her growing affections for Luke on pregnancy hormones. But one last hurrah before her belly swells sounds like a well-deserved thrill. After a few passionate nights, the line between love and lust begins to blur—leaving her more confused than ever. 
 
Luke is mesmerized by her keen wit and social charm. She may claim not to want children, but when she befriends his troubled foster sister, it proves there’s a heart inside of Sage waiting to be loved. 
 
Will Sage’s surrogacy unlock her willingness to commit? Or will Luke stand by as the woman he loves plans a future without him? 
 
 
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|||||| THE WILDE SISTERS ||||||
SWEET ON YOU, Book 1
 
 
THEN CAME YOU, Book 2
 
 
|| ABOUT THE AUTHOR ||
Marianne Rice writes contemporary romances set in small New England towns. Her heroes are big and strong, yet value family and humor, while her heroines are smart, sexy, sometimes a little bit sassy, and are often battling a strong internal conflict. Together, they deal with real life issues and always, always, find everlasting love. When she’s not writing, Marianne spends her time buying shoes, eating chocolate, chauffeuring her herd of children to their varying sporting events, and when there’s time, cuddling with her husband, a drink in one hand, a romance book in the other.
 
 

Thursday, 26 May 2016

The Braille Club Unbound (The Braille Club #2) by J.A. Kerr

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Title: The Braille Club Unbound (The Braille Club #2)
Author: J.A. Kerr
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
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Synopsis
Welcome back to the Braille Club, home of blindfolded sensory delights designed to unleash your passions. New wonders await to heighten every sensation, for those adventurous enough to try… Benedict Harrison and Siena Waters struggle to rebuild their lives… Siena and Benedict—owner of the secret, exclusive Braille Club—face the trial of the man who brutally attacked her. Already fragile, crucial DNA results send Siena reeling, leaving her future with Benedict uncertain. Will their shared devotion to the Braille Club be enough to keep them together? Guy Walker has spent two years trying to forget Anna Dunbar and their volatile affair… Managing the Braille Club in Benedict’s absence, Guy is shocked when Anna applies for membership. Their dark desires are reawakened, but Anna resists, determined to remain faithful to her husband. When a desperate call from Anna sends Guy rushing to her door, he’s completely unprepared for what he finds. Ford Munroe will help bring the Braille Club to a whole new level… Tasked with developing new technologies to enhance the club’s erotic pleasures, Ford enlists engineer Esme MacDonald to assist him. As they test the devices, the attraction between them intensifies, delighting Ford but leaving Esme perplexed about her sexuality. Her revelation rocks Ford—is Esme really interested in him, or only the Braille Club? Model Niven Fraser joins the Braille Club to exorcise her demons… Left emotionally scarred by her step-brother Toby, Niven hopes to find healing through the club and her emerging friendship with Siena. But her past is about to catch up with her, bringing new dangers and old vendettas, putting her life and those around her in grave danger. A blindfold can enrich an experience, but deadly threats are best faced with your eyes wide open. You decide—is it worth the risk to indulge in the Braille Club?  
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About The Author
JA
Hi there! When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create something that mirrored exactly the kind of books I like to read. My favourites are always originals featuring strong male and female protagonists with attitude. Benedict is detached and an enigma until he meets Siena. She turns his world upside down and he suddenly reconnects. I can’t tell you how many readers tell me how they were gripped by their story. How they loved the originality of the Braille Club and the other two stories running through it. The book has a great mix of characters! The Braille Club Series books are an interesting blend of genres. Although sensuality plays a big part, there is also intrigue and a touch of thriller. I'm a dreamer, writer and wine drinker and not always in that order. With the publication of my books, I realised my ultimate dream of becoming a writer. This has been a rollercoaster ride with lots of highs and lows but I’ve loved every crazy second. My next adventure is into script writing where I hope to transform my book into a drama series. I love to connect. Be sure to drop by FB page or sign up to my newsletter http://bit.ly/1RawSm3 for exclusive giveaways, secret chapters and upcoming events. Facebook | Twitter | Limitless Publishing |Goodreads  
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The Sorcerer's Daughter by Terry Brooks

The inspiration for the epic MTV series, the world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now bestselling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that’s sure to thrill veteran readers and recent converts alike.
The mysterious, magic-wielding Druid order has existed for long ages, battling any evil that threatens the Four Lands—and struggling to be understood and accepted by outsiders. But their hopes of building goodwill are dashed when a demon’s murderous rampage at a peace summit leaves their political opponents dead—casting new suspicions upon the Druids and forcing them to flee from enemies both mortal and monstrous.

Paxon Leah, the order’s appointed protector, knows that blame lies with Arcannen Rai, the vile sorcerer he has battled and defeated before. But there’s no time to hunt his nemesis, if he is to lead the wrongfully accused Druids to their sanctuary. It is a quest fraught with danger, as a furious government agent and his army snap at their heels, and lethal predators stalk them in the depths of the untamed wilderness.

But Arcannen is playing a deeper game than Paxon realizes. Paxon’s sister possesses a powerful magic that the sorcerer longs to control—but Arcannen has not reckoned with the determination of his own estranged daughter, Leofur, who is also Paxon’s devoted lifemate. Leofur sets out on a perilous quest to thwart her father’s desires—while the vengeful Arcannen conjures his blackest magical skills, determined to destroy them all . . . and claim the most powerful of magics for his own.

PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS
 
The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia!
 
“If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett,New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear

“I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

“Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading.”—Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy

“The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks.”—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series
Review: I love this series of books, and this is another brilliant edition to the series. The epic battles, well played out romances, and wonderful adventures make for a truly gripping read. 

NOBODY KNOWS by Rebecca Barber

NOBODY KNOWS 

by Rebecca Barber


✰✰ SYNOPSIS ✰
Gillian Dempsey must find a reason to go on… 
 
Easier said than done after a rare virus robs her of both parents. Left alone and confused, the mourning nineteen-year-old flees to her three best friends, who receive her with open arms. 
 
Her parents give her more than an inheritance—they give her a second chance at life… 
 
When Gillian is left with some properties in her parents’ will, she assigns them to a real estate agent to manage. Joel Matthews takes the job, but he quickly becomes more than a business associate. After a string of fortunate coincidences, Gillian and Joel spend a passionate night together—after which Joel all but vanishes from her life. 
 
But they still have unfinished business, and Gillian won’t allow him to slip away—especially with her heart. 
 
Life is a roller coaster of tragedy and joy… 
 
Gillian reels him in, and soon the two are married. Gillian’s heart expands even more when they receive the news of their first pregnancy. But after the baby is born, things aren’t the same. Joel becomes distant…resentful. And then the abuse begins. Darkness consumes their marriage—only to get worse. 
 
While Gillian tries to hold her family together, it seems Joel is doing everything to tear them apart. But just one slip of his temper makes all the difference, because this time, there’s no turning back. 
 
Maybe being abused can be endured, as long as Nobody Knows…until someone ends up dead.
 
 
✰✰✰✰✰✰ PURCHASE ✰✰✰✰✰✰  
Paperback US: http://amzn.to/24xvNJL
 
 
✰✰ REBECCA BARBER ✰✰
Rebecca, one of four kids to her parents who are both primary school teachers, was born in Wollongong on the south coast of Australia before moving to the country with her family. After a few years of embracing all that country life had to offer, the family relocated to Port Macquarie with its white sand beaches. After a brief period enjoying the sun and the surf they finally settled in Canberra where Rebecca still lives today. But all through her childhood a notepad and a book where never far away. These days Rebecca is an avid reader, and when she isn’t buried in a book or cheering on her beloved football team she’s spending time with her husband Robert and their overly spoilt dog Levi.
 

Pain by Amanda Mackey

 
 



 
PAIN 

by Amanda Mackey
 
★✯ SYNOPSIS ★✯
Life
is sweet in The Sanctuary—until Lillian Harris is thrown the curveball of her
life.
 
Lillian is perfectly happy cocooned within
the lofty perimeter fence of The Sanctuary. Her
Sanctuary—a vast oasis for rescued lions, tigers, and elephants. The animals
are her world. So when Lillian’s dad tells her a nineteen-year-old criminal who’s
fresh out of prison is coming to The Sanctuary as part of a rehabilitation program,
Lillian is more than a little apprehensive. She interacts with animals more
than humans—and definitely not criminals.
 
Justice
Armstrong is more arrogant than a Silverback, but something darker lurks behind
his eyes…
 
It isn’t until Justice swaggers toward her
from the parole officer’s car—pierced, confident, and more than a little hot—Lillian
knows she has her work cut out for her. His stare has the power to rob her of
all thoughts. His words, although crude and nefarious, bring a part of her to
life she never knew existed. How is this criminal suddenly turning her world
upside down?
 
He
has the power to drag her to the dark side....
 
Pain is his drug of choice, a vice he
can’t survive without. Then he meets Lillian Harris. Little miss hellcat. Fiery, strong, and all woman. She challenges him
at every damn turn, and watching her tame those fierce big cats makes his need for
her that much stronger. He wants to do things to her…wicked things. She makes
him crave pain in a whole new way.
 
 
When
a teen with a dark past bumps heads with a feisty rescue worker, will it be
love over lust—or a matter of life and death?
 
 
✯★PURCHASE NOW★✯
 
 
 
 
★✯★✯ AMANDAMACKEY ★✯★✯
Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She's published 2 non-fiction books and has her a fiction novel titled, Instinctual out now. 

Instinctual is a 2 book series. Book 2 will be out Sept. 30 2014.

Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career.