Does My Bump Look Big In This? By Author Amy Lynch @AmyLynchAuthor #RomanticComedy #ChickLit #BookPromo

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bumpThe MOTHER of all comedies is due…
Newlyweds Barry and Becky are just back from their tropical honeymoon. The tans are gorgeous, and it was five star luxury all the way.

But there’s a problem. Barry’s desperate for a baby, and Becky’s not quite so keen.
Surrounded by pregnant friends and a mother who’s talking about the ticking of invisible biological clocks, Becky starts to feel the pressure.

When a surprise pregnancy rocks the boat, Becky’s friends and family are rooting for her all the way.

Will she navigate the choppy waters to motherhood? Will she survive antenatal classes? Can she avoid stretchmarks, indigestion and her dreaded boss? And most importantly of all… does her bump look big in this?

Published September 29, 2016

Genre: Rom Com, Chick Lit, Humor, Romance

Print Length: 329 Pages

Purchase — Amazon, USA

About the Author

Amy Lynch

Author Amy Lynch’s Website

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New Release from Bellatrix Press: The Unlove Spell, a fantastical romantic comedy by Author Kendra L Saunders! @KendryBird @Bellatrix_Press #BellatrixBooks #RomCom #BookRelease

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Magic has certain rules. You can’t really make someone fall in love with you, but you can prevent them from falling in love with anyone else… that is, if you’re any good with magic in the first place.

The Unlove Spell is the story of Marling Ellis,  31538574
a young witch who accidentally placed a
spell on herself to prevent her heart from
ever belonging to anyone but Viktor Arson,
the sexy, aristocratic Russian writer she
shared a passionate, but brief, fling with.
Marling’s spent the five years since their
fling alone, occupying her personal time
with the internet and hot chocolate. Viktor,
a fae prince, has gone on to become a
world-famous writer. He can also still make
a killer good cup of coffee (even from lame
coffee beans) and wear the hell out of
some leather pants. Marling finds herself
caught up in a plot by one of her former
magic teachers and ends up in Russia,
hunting Viktor down and trying to figure out
if she really loves him, or if her feelings are
just a product of the unlove spell.

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Published in December 2016 by Bellatrix Press — An Imprint of Prince & Pauper Press

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Humor, Rom Com

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Kendra L. Saunders is a time-and-space traveling fashionista author who writes books about magical, dark-haired men, interviews famous people, and suggests way too many bands to you via whatever social media platform she can get her hands on. She writes with good humor because humor is the best weapon for a girl who can’t learn karate (or ballroom dancing). She is the author of upcoming sci-fi rom-com DATING AN ALIEN POP STAR, upcoming fantastical comedy THE UNLOVE SPELL, the magic realism novel INANIMATE OBJECTS, the dark comedy DEATH AND MR. RIGHT and the poetry collection GEMINIS AND PAST LIVES.

Find her online at www.kendralsaunders.com, on twitter at @kendrybird, on instagram @kendralsaunders, and on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/KendraLSaunders

She blogs about fashion at http://kendrybird.blogspot.com/

Ever in the After: A Lift4Autism Charity Anthology #CoverReveal #BookBlog #AmBlogging #Lift4Autism @JackieSmith114

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In Ever in the After, 13 authors come together to explore fantastical realms full of supernatural creatures, dark intrigue, and spells that may–or may not–be curses.

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This anthology features work by:

  • Melle Amade
  • Miracle Austin
  • J. A. Culican
  • Madeline Dyer
  • Jessica Hawke
  • Alaina Hebert
  • Elizabetta Holcomb
  • Stephanie Keyes
  • Christopher D. Morgan
  • Mandy Peterson
  • Alice Rachel
  • Cadence Rae
  • Jacqueline E. Smith

A must-have fantasy collection full of surprises, secrets, and strong teenagers who know what they need to do to succeed in these mystical realities.

Please add Ever in the After: 13 Fantasy Tales on Goodreads now!

Buy your copy of Ever in the After: 13 Fantasy Tales on April 1st, 2017!

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AWRW Book Review: My Soul Immortal, Fated Eternals I, by Author Jen Printy @JenPrinty @RAPublishing #ParanormalRomance #BookBlog #BookReview

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mysoulimmortal2An endless love, for an endless price.

Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?

Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?

As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.

Paperback, 310 pages
Published February 15th 2014 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
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My Soul Immortal is an urban fantasy about long-lost-love and second chances. It is told from Jack’s point-of-view, an immortal both cursed and gifted with eternal existence. Sadly, he’s lonely, and desperately missing his soulmate, Lydia – a woman who died decades ago.

“Every hero gets the girl, and every villain gets to die. I envy them all.”

When Jack meets a woman named Leah, he sees something familiar in her emerald-green eyes. Could it be possible that Leah is really Lydia, returned to him?

Soon, Leah’s life is in danger. Jack and Leah find themselves fighting for more than just love. Can Jack protect Leah’s soul?
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Fans of soulmate-themed paranormal romance and urban fantasy will undoubtedly enjoy this tale that crosses folklore with reincarnation. Jack’s POV was not only surprising but refreshing; it’s a rarity to find a romance told strictly from the male’s pov.

Jen Printy’s descriptive writing is superb. The story unfolds in present-tense as if it’s happening in the moment. I prefer to read stories in this style.

The paperback has a beautiful matte finish and I loved the heart image that was used for the scene breaks (it’s on the cover, also). The gold lettering is super pretty too!

Recommended for fans of myths and legends. Purchase, here!

I would like to thank the Author for a copy of My Soul Immortal!

About the Author

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Since childhood, Jen Printy has been writing. Whether stories about a fantasy world or everyday life in Maine, Jen loved losing herself in the worlds she created on paper. The arts in all forms have always been an important part of Jen’s life, a love instilled in her by her father. When Jen isn’t writing, she’s sculpting as a freelance doll artist.

Jen lives with her husband, two daughters, and diva dog Cookie in southern Maine, where she loves spending time friends and family, finding treasures along the seashore, or enjoying a Guinness at her favorite local pub.

Deceit and Devotion, by Author Faye Hall @FayeHall79 #NewRelease #BookBlog

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Welcome to A Well Read Woman Blog! Looking for a new book to read? Check out this new release in historical, interracial romance, by Australian Author Faye Hall!

*Content Warning: contains sex, strong language, and some violence*

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“I will pay you to sleep with my wife.”

Jarrah Miyan, a young half-caste aboriginal man, is supposed to seduce a white woman into an affair so her greed-driven husband can gain full control of her inheritance, including the rare collection of black opals she keeps under lock and key. When he walks into the study to meet the poor chit he’s to take advantage of, he expects to find an aging woman who smells of stale perfume and gin. Who he finds though is the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on—the same woman whose pale thighs had been wrapped around him just a few hours earlier as she’d begged him to give her pleasure.

After their night of passion together, Emily Holtz doubted she would ever see Jarrah again. To have him standing before her now, asking for employment at her cattle station, was not a situation she had prepared herself for. She agrees to hire him on one condition. He has to spy on her husband and get her the incriminating evidence she needs to apply for a divorce. She’s spent years in a miserable arranged marriage, and she’s desperate to escape. But her husband is a dangerous man, and he will stop at nothing, including murder, to get what he wants.

As they begin to develop feelings for each other, Jarrah worries about what will happen when Emily discovers that he’s been working for both her and her husband. Not that they could ever really be together, as society would never accept that.

Genre: Historical, Interracial Romance

Published by Beachwalk Press, Inc.

Purchase: Discounted Release Price of only 99 Cents! Limited Time Only!

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Lifting the pillow to his nose, he breathed deep the sweet scent he knew to be Emily’s. His senses instantly responded, his groin aching for the mere touch of her skin against his again.

“My husband and I don’t share a room, Jarrah,” she remarked from the doorway, forcing him to turn around suddenly. “You’ll find no trace of him in here. If you wish to search through his belongings, then you’ll have to go down the hallway.”

“I have already inspected his room,” he replied, placing the pillow neatly back on her bed.

“Then what are you doing in here?”

He walked toward her, his steps measured. “I want to know who you are. I want to know why a woman as beautiful as you was burdened with a husband who doesn’t love her.” Stopping before her, he lifted his hand to her face, his fingers caressing the soft skin of her cheek. “And I want to know what sort of business requires your attention at such a late hour?”

Emily took a step back from him. “You’ll find none of the answers you seek in this room, Jarrah.”

“Then why don’t you tell me what I want to know, Emily?” Jarrah begged, aching to pull her back to him. “Please.”

He watched the beauty of her face as she smiled slightly at him, and for a moment, he thought she might tell him at least some of her secrets. Slowly, she shook her head.

“You don’t want to hear what I have to tell you,” she said firmly as she went to walk past him and into her room.

His hand came out, gripping her elbow, stopping her. “I want to know where you were tonight,” he said again, more insistent this time.

“Why?” she asked, her stare holding his. “Why would you care how or where I spend my nights?”

He felt as if he were drowning in the greenness of her eyes, a feeling so very unfamiliar to him. How was he to explain to this woman that he did in fact care quite a lot about her whereabouts when he didn’t even understand it himself?

“Because…” He paused, knowing what he was about to admit. Never before had he allowed himself such a familiar feeling toward any woman. He hadn’t intended to now either, but studying Emily’s slightly freckled, pale skin, her brilliant red hair highlighting her exquisite features, Jarrah knew he could no longer deny what he was feeling. Letting out a steadying sigh, he knew he had little choice but to tell her the truth. “I care because I don’t want you visiting other men and luring them into your bed.”

She raised her brow, her expression unfaltering. “And is that where you think I’ve been the last couple of hours? Trying to lure men to come home with me?”

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About the Author

Faye Hall

Faye Hall is a published author of Historical Erotic Romance novels & e-books. Faye’s passion driven, mystery filled books are set in small townships of North Queensland, Australia during the late 1800’s.

Each of her novels bring something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.

Each of her books tell of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder.

These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.

Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on people she has met in her life.

Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.

Writer Wednesday: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up #writerwednesday #NaNoWriMo #amwriting #truestory

Reblog: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” by Author Jennifer Allis Provost! @Parthalan @Bellatrix_Press #WW #WriterWednesday

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The 2016 Presidential election. Well, that happened.

I’m not going to tell you who I voted for, or ask anyone to divulge their candidate of choice. If I’ve learned anything over the years it’s that my readers are both intelligent and well-educated, and I’m confident that all of you voted according to your conscience. The fact that we can do that is one of the basic reasons the USA is such a wonderful place to live.

What I am going to do is tell you about my experiences while voting. What does this have to do with NaNoWriMo, you ask? Well, nothing, and everything. Hang on, you’ll see.

Due to a series of not very random events, I didn’t get to my polling location until after 5 pm. The first thing I noticed was the line; no one, and I mean no one, votes where I live, which…

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AWRW Book Review: All At Once, by Author Vera Mae #Romance #WomensFiction #LiteraryFiction #BookReview

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ALL AT ONCE

by Author Vera Mae

Genre: Romance, Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Jayne meets Lyel, the hottest star on television, in an elevator. When the lift lurches to a stop mid-ride, they share a candid exchange before Jayne faints, waking minutes later on the floor in Lyel’s arms. It takes less than fifteen minutes for the cords of love to tighten, and Lyel pursues Jayne, having fallen utterly and completely in love.

But Lyel has a secret, and after he spends three inseparable days with Jayne, he disappears into thin air. Jayne is shattered, left to mend the heart Lyel’s torn to pieces. Then, as though he’d never parted from her, Lyel returns and confesses his truth.

“Our hands, soldered together as they were, spoke for us. A comfortable fit, I couldn’t imagine my hand joining with another ever again.”

All At Once is about a young actress named Jayne who is swept up into an intense, passionate, all-consuming love affair with TV star, Lyel Baird. They spend three amazing days together and then as if he was a ghost, he’s gone… she wonders if she imagined the whole affair.

Jayne busies herself with rehearsals and her waitress shifts, trying to distract herself from Lyel and her debilitating “love hangover”. And just when she feels cleansed of her sadness, Lyel reappears in her life.

This romance novel is so unlike the fluffy romance stories I usually read. It really made me think about living in the moment and how our memories leave marks on our soul, making up the tapestry of our lives.

I loved how Jayne and Lyel fell in love all at once. I loved their insta-love, because I’m a strong believer in love at first sight. I also enjoyed how the author put these two actors together in an elevator where they meet for the first time — instead of on the stage where you might expect them to meet. I thought that was a nice touch!

Our hero, Lyel, isn’t perfect. He has flaws and makes mistakes and because of this, their romance is believable. No relationship is perfect like in the movies and All At Once stresses this.

I also liked how All At Once was told strictly through Jayne’s POV. This made Lyel all the more mysterious! The reader is left in the dark, regarding his motivations, much like Jayne was.

Overall, an enjoyable read! I hope to see more romance novels from Vera Mae in the future. I would recommend this story to fans of smartly written romance! 5 stars.

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About the Author

Vera Mae

Vera Mae is the pen name of an author who writes speculative fiction with conflicted and rebellious heroes, romantic in their own right.

Happy Samhain ✨🎃( #Halloween #AmWriting #Pagan #Wiccan #Samhain )

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Whether you celebrate this holiday as #Samhain or #Halloween, may it be filled with black cats, jack-o-lanterns, mums, crisp autumn leaves, and trick-or-treaters galore!

Author April L Wood

gothic-1346902_1280Samhain, the most magical time of the year when the veil between the spirit and physical world is at its thinnest!

Most know it as Halloween, but Pagans know it as the Sabbat where ancestors before us are to be honored. Wiccans know it as The Witches New Year and since my novel, Winter’s Curse, is awash in Wiccan faith and spirituality, my characters celebrate this Sabbat as such. And oh the good times they have.🙂

I absolutely love Halloween. Today I’m dressed in an orange and beige striped top, and my witchy cauldron leggings. I have my front steps flanked with four pots of yellow, purple, and orange mums, and I can’t wait to see all of the trick-or-treaters later! I’m always impressed by the creativity they show through their costumes and face makeup. Halloween is such a fun holiday, is it not? I hope you have your…

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Bellatrix Press Halloween Blog Hop @Bellatrix_Press #Halloween #witches #amwriting

Meet Marling Ellis, from Kendra L Saunders’ The Unlove Spell! #CharacterInterview #BellatrixPress

Author Jennifer Allis Provost

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 Magic comes in all shapes and sizes, and so do the people who use it. To celebrate Halloween, four authors got together to interview their magic-using characters and share the responses. And, as always happens when the four of us get together, to make some fun trouble.
That being said, the four of us have decided to break the interview pieces up so you can read them across our blogs. My Interview is with Marling Ellis from The Unlove Spell by Kendra L. Saunders.
Q: Do you remember the first time you used magic? If so, please tell us about it.
Please don’t tell anyone this, especially not my magic tutor Kyran, or anyone at the New York Witch School, but I have never used magic in the traditional sense. Or, well… I don’t think I have. However, I have always had this crazy ability to know if something is…

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AWRW Book Review: Wicked Witches @NEHorror #WickedWitches #Horror #BookReview

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wwnehwNew England has a rich, dark history with the supernatural. From this region many writers of dark fiction have fueled their stories. One chapter in history has been the stuff of legends and nightmares: the Witch. Look to ancient mythology or your next door neighbor and you will find them, practicing arts both Dark and Light.

The New England Horror Writers proudly present a new anthology which pays tribute to those whose ancestors were accused, hung, pressed, drowned, or burned at the stake. Enter these pages, wander the hard roads of Colonial America or modern corporate boardrooms, to face the Witch.

Wicked Witches, fiction from New England’s most talented writers: G.D. Dearborn, Barry Lee Dejasu, Peter N. Dudar, Jeremy Flagg, Joshua Goudreau, Catherine Grant, Jan Kozlowski, Patrick Lacey, Izzy Lee, Nick Manzolillo, John McIlveen, Paul McMahon, James A. Moore, Errick A. Nunnally, Ogmios, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Doug Rinaldi, Rob Smales, Morgan Sylvia, K.H. Vaughan, Morven Westfield and Trisha J. Wooldridge Introduction by Penny Dreadful; Cover art by Mikio Murakami

 

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Genre: Horror

Published October 11th 2016 by NEHW Press

Rating: 5 Stars

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I would like to thank the New England Horror Writers for the complimentary copy of the Wicked Witches Anthology.

First, the New England Horror Writers are a group of horror and dark fiction writers from the New England area. This anthology is chock full of spooky tales of witches that range in nature from recluse witches who meddle with herbs while hiding away in the woods, to dark witches who may appear ordinary in life, but hide supernatural powers, to evil witches who have no shame. There is something for everyone in this anthology — that is if you are fascinated by the lore of witchcraft. The release date of this book couldn’t have possibly happened at a better time with Halloween right around the corner.

All of the stories were great, fascinating reads, but a few were particularly exceptional. Here are the highlights:

My favorite was Portrait of an Old Woman with Crows, by Author Peter N. Dudar. Let’s just say I will never look at crows the same way again! And the ending, whoa! If you love the rush from reading a scary read, Portrait of an Old Woman with Crows does that and then some.

Another exceptional story was In Agatha Craggin’s Defense, by John McIlveen. This story completely surprised me with the direction it took in the end. I actually gasped! GASPED, people!

A story told as a poem, titled simply Witch, by Author Trisha J Wooldridge, chilled me to the bone. I loved the secrecy and the reclusive nature of the girl who they called a witch. A girl who only wanted to be thought as good.

Tilberian Holiday, by Izzy Lee, was another one that blew me away with its originality.

Also Baskets, by Paul McMahon, a tale that made me curious about hoarding and hoarders in general and the true purpose of all those candy wrappers and what-nots. Read it. You will see what I mean!

Those are only some of the many great stories of this anthology. Over all, if you enjoy stories about witches, there is no doubt in my mind that you will enjoy the Wicked Witches Anthology by the New England Horror Writers.

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About the New England Horror Writers:

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NEHW is a 400+ member organization made up of horror writers (as well as illustrators, editors and publishers) who live in the New England area.

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Newenglandhorrorwriters/

Twitter: @nehorror

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