Thursday, November 21, 2013

#BookBlast + #Giveaway - FINDING LOVE The Outsider Series by @LEckhart






A husband's secrets, a runaway wife, a troubled pregnancy, and an unexpected Storm all these stories included in the next sizzling romantic box set of Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series *Warning this series is filled with rough language and sexual tension that may be offensive to some. 

From the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author in Westerns and Western Romance THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, comes the next volume of Finding Love~THE OUTSIDER SERIES with the exclusive short story Overdue, 

Finding Love~The Outsider Series Volume 2 includes:

Secrets: "Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I loved him."

Runaway: Andy sets out to find his runaway bride. And when he finds her he's in for a big surprise.

Overdue: (Exclusive to this box set - A Runaway to The Unexpected Storm bridge short story - Diana and Jed are having a baby.) 
The Unexpected Storm: He can have any woman except the one he wants.
       
Laura’s hair had started to grow out and was now shoulder length, and she kept it tied back in a high ponytail.
“Diana, I don’t know how to thank you and Jed for all you've done.

“It’s not much, but I think it’s kind of fun and cute, and Jed and I will be right next door if you need us.” Diana pressed her hand into the small of her back and rubbed her other hand with her gold wedding band over her almost eight months’ pregnant belly.

This place is better than I could have hoped for. I love that clean smell of new wood.” Laura took in the brand new loft, which had an antique double bed for her and a single bed for Gabriel, with lovely pink and green bedspreads. It was an open design, tastefully done, and even the appliances were brand new.

She set her purse on the round kitchen table with four chairs. At the west side of the loft was a cozy living room with a green taupe sofa and chair and a plasma TV mounted to the wall.
Footsteps clattered up the stairs. Laura gazed over the wooden rail, watching as Jed followed Gabriel and redheaded Danny, who was just walking and insisted on mastering the stairs all by himself and yelling at the top of his lungs,
“Mama, comin’ up!”
“You've got your hands full with Danny there. Does he ever stop, Diana?”
Laura smiled as she listened to the clomp and clatter of three boys: her five-year-old boy, Gabriel, who leaped up the steps; Danny, who crawled and patted each step; and Jed, who followed, encouraging his son.
“One more. Come on, you can do it.” Jed was grinning ear to ear, watching as Danny pushed himself to his feet and ran straight to his mommy.
“He’s a Friessen man; ‘slow’ and ‘easy’ aren't in their vocabulary,” Diana muttered just as Jed stepped closer and lifted Danny, tossing him in the air while he giggled and wiggled. Then Jed leaned down and kissed Diana.
“That’s not fair. I guarantee you I can take it slow and easy in some things you enjoy.” He winked, and Diana gasped before clearing her throat.
“Laura, listen, I am grateful you've taken this job.”
“Diana, Jed, I really do appreciate all thisand the job, even though I’m pretty sure you don’t really need me.”
“Oh, that’s where you’re wrong, Laura,” said Jed as he set a kid-size cowboy hat on Gabriel’s head.
“Cool hat. Ride horsey?” Gabriel beamed at Jed as he asked.
“Tell you what, bud. Let’s let your mama get settled, and you come help me feed the horses,” Jed answered. The sound of a vehicle pulling down the driveway had him stepping toward the window.
“The fact is, Laura, we’re the ones who are grateful,” Diana said. “Jed wants to be on a horse, riding, teaching the kids, not cooped up in an office, doing paperwork. And I have my hands full with Danny and this one here.” She rubbed the baby she carried in her large belly. “And I’m tired, too....”
“Well, I was wondering when he was going to show up,” Jed interrupted. Danny just then decided he wanted down, so Jed slung him over his shoulder to distract him.
“Who’s here, Jed?” Diana asked.
Laura felt a flutter of butterflies in her stomach when Jed glanced at Diana with a look that had her covering her mouth with her palm and turning away.
“My cousin, your husband,” Jed said as he started toward the stairs. Gabriel was at the window with Jed, and he raced toward the stairs and started down.
“Gabriel, come back here!” Laura said, but this time he did not listen, as he was out the door. She could hear him call out, “Andy, Andy.”
Laura went to the window and gazed out at Andy, dressed as he always was in dark jeans and a long-sleeved dark shirt, but he was not as neat as usual. He lifted Gabriel in his strong arms and hugged him.
“You know, Andy has a lot of faults, but caring for Gabriel is not one of them.” Diana was standing in the window, watching as her husband approached Andy. “I knew it was only a matter of time before he found out you were here. He was served this morning, too. He will be furious, Laura. It was cold and impersonal.”
“Diana, I don’t want to see him again, ever. I just want him gone and out of our lives for good.” Laura stepped back when Andy glanced up with those all-seeing hard blue eyes. At times, she’d swear they were etched in steel.
“Laura, how he treated you was horrible. We know that, and we all agree with you, but you can’t keep avoiding him. He’ll find out.”
Diana turned solemn blue eyes on her.
She’d been a true friend who was always there for her, even with her husband recovering from surgery. It had been a miracle when he came through okay, and Diana had even told Laura that life was too short for regrets.
“How does he know? You and Jed promised me you wouldn't tell him,” Laura pleaded.
“Yes, we did, but don’t forget that Andy’s been having you followed,” Diana said. “I have to tell you, Laura, my husband doesn't agree with your decision. He’s honored it for now, hoping you’ll come to your senses. Andy does have a right to know where you are. You should know he’s offered to talk to Andy for you, too.”
Laura felt a surge of anger shoot like a rocket through her as she processed what Diana had said. Her face felt warm, and beads of sweat popped out over her brow. She squeezed her fists. “He’s been having me followed? Are you kidding me? What kind of sick
“Hello, Laura.”
She didn’t hear him come up, and what made it worse was that he was carrying Gabriel, who, by the looks of it, had no intention of allowing Andy to let him down. She could see how her son worshiped Andy, and that infuriated
her. She was standing beside Diana, and it wasn't until Diana stepped back that Andy’s eyes widened and his brows furrowed with something dark and furious.
“What the hell?” he said.
Laura pursed her lips and struggled with those damn emotions, second guessing everything she’d done, and placed her hand over her own large, swollen belly just as the baby kicked.



2012 was an amazing year in the publishing world for me, and it started with The Forgotten Child, which landed on the Amazon bestseller list for western romance and romance series. 

2013 has seen me posted in the top 100 authors on Amazon for romantic suspense, mystery/thrillers, and police procedures.

Where did it all begin? In 2008, I published my first novel, The Captain’s Lady, a contemporary military romance, through The Wild Rose Press. I’ve since received the rights back from my publisher, and I rewrote the book and republished it with a brand new title, Saved.

I write edgy romantic suspense (Walk the Right Road Series), western romance (Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series), and young adult mystery, and I warn my readers to expect the unexpected. I’m a mother of three children and we live on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. I encourage you to contact me by email; I do answer every email I receive.

Stay tuned. There is more to come from the Walk the Right Road Series and Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series, as well as a brand new western romance series coming later this fall, The One.

And to my readers and all of you who have shared my stories with your family and friends, a big, heartfelt thank-you.
                                      
               

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ken Floro III author of The Rising Wind an #Interview - @SouthsideKen



Until Cabin Goddess is up and running I wanted to at least get this up here for everyone with Novel Publicity! because it is such an epic interview!! Get ready, we are gonna EAT our way through it!
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Hey Ken!! Thank you for taking the time to interview with me. Your book grabbed my attention when Novel Publicity nudged me and asked if I was interested so of course I said "YES!!" hope you enjoy answering these, as they can be quite fun if you want them to be! I tried to create something that fit with my blog and readers and also allowing you to express yourself and your book in a non-traditional way, if you choose to go that route. In other words, my blog is fun, so have fun yourself~!






Ken -  Hi, and thanks! I’m looking forward to a little fun.
Kriss - You sure? Heh... things can get pretty wild here!
Ken - I write fantasy, bring it on Cabin Goddess!

Tweet the book: You are challenged to tweet a synopsis of the book to include your tweet handle, GO! 




KF – Join a crew of reluctant heroes as their ship is hijacked to a place where myths & legends still walk the world! @SouthsideKen

CG - Introduce yourself to the captive audience that you now have before you. (As in tell us something NOT in your bio, give us a dirty little secret not having or having to do with your writing)

KF – Alright, the secret ingredient in my kickass hash browns is chili powder. Even though I’m a fantasy writer, I hate the Lord of the Rings books and movies. I scowl a lot in traffic, not because I necessarily want to drive faster than everybody else, but mainly because I hate having my speed dictated to me by lackadaisical slowpokes who won’t get out of my way. I think cilantro tastes like soap (because it totally does!). I’m almost certain I’ve spent more hours playing Star Wars: Battlefront II than I spent attending classes in college. I prefer reading history over fiction. And I do my best to write the kinds of stories I’ve always wanted to read.

CG – Wait, you are a hater of THE ONE TRUE RING and yet you pick a hobbit for your dream cast.. hmmm... *hands you half of my second breakfast* chili powder is da bomb in anything.. and garlic.. and bacon *takes the bacon back* you don't like LOTR no bacon for you! But Fredrick doesn't like Cilantro either... me? I looooooooove it, I know odd huh? *handing bacon back* But you play Star Wars: Battlefront II... one of my favorite games to play with my twins.. you are doing well so far.

CG –  Fantasy is a very hard genre to write in. What types of preparation did you do to develop your world build and character tree? You are not a pantser I am sure!

KF – Fantasy has always been the favorite playground for my imagination. The infatuation started when my dad brought home a copy of the original Dungeons & Dragons boxed set when I was five. The worlds and adventures portrayed in the illustrations fascinated me (and I still have that boxed set!). Since then I’ve read a lot of fantasy, but in order to make my own setting as credible and tangible as possible, I’ve also studied a lot of history.

And I hate to disappoint you, but I’m much more of a pantser than a plotter. I worked for decades to build the world of Avorath and its history. After that, I collected a cast of characters and simply turned them loose in my creation. I have premonitions about the overall plot of their odyssey, but from scene-to-scene, I usually have idea what’s going to happen next. The characters decide that for themselves, and I just enjoy a front-row seat to record their deeds for posterity.

CG - No seriously? You are a pantser? Wow that takes a lot of guts with fantasy... WTG! *hands you a Pecan Chocolate Bacon Cookie*

CG - If you could cast one of your works, who would you choose to play your main characters?

KF – Hmm, this is something I’ve actually never thought about before. Since I’m on the spot, how about this cast list:
Marcavius – a young Matt Damon
Montefax – Zachary Quinto
Adrianna – Katee Sackhoff
Din – Dominic Monaghan
Garvorax – voiced by Adam Baldwin
The Gray Fox – Ron Perlman
Balthazar – Gary Oldman
CG - Write one line you would love for him/her/them to say from your book.

“Lord Thunder grins!”


CG - *adjusting my She-Ra costume and feeding my unicorn glitter* Oops you caught me... Nice cast, I can get down with that!! *hands you another cookie and a piece of bacon dipped in Nutella*


CG – If you had to choose three books to take with you when you went to space (assuming you are on the first ship out of here  when the aliens come to take over the planet –I swear I am not mentally ill, just festive) what would they be? Why?

KF – Under those circumstances, I guess my first choice would be Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel. Since his book evaluates the circumstances leading to clashes between cultures that possess radically imbalanced levels of technology, I suppose I could add a final chapter about the downfall of Earth to the alien invaders.

And as long as I’m fleeing an alien invasion, I reckon Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End would be appropriate.


CG - *giggling* Ohhhh Childhood's End is pretty spiffy! I Agree! Ummm no Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy wrapped up in your towel?? hmmm *handing you half a cookie because your book choices rock but lacking*

KF – Finally, I’d bring a copy of the fantasy tale I reread most often growing up, and the one to which The Rising Wind series owes a huge debt of inspiration: C. S. Lewis’s Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

CG - Do you have any vices that you turn to while you are writing (as in what candy / snack food / drink / 80’s hair band you break out in song too when you just cannot figure out the next line to write and your muse seems to have wandered off with the mail man?)

KF – My most common companions when writing are coffee and Budweiser (one or the other, depending on the time of day). I prefer waiting for inspiration to strike instead of forcing myself to write. That habit has tumbled me out of bed in the wee hours of the morning more times than I can remember, but it’s a happy sacrifice. I’ve been able to preserve the luxury of writing as a hobby, and I’d much rather do something I love because I want to, rather than feel like it’s a job I have to perform. My writing is all free-range, and never the result of any clock-punching obligation.

CG - So, you and Herbert the psycho killer squirrel and Budweiser . he thinks he is in charge, you write fantasy... both of you living in a fantasy world.. hmmmmm I see a scientific study coming on *hands you a Budweiser*

CG - What do you do when you’re not writing? (ie: What festive things do you do for fun? What things do you do when you make yourself have fun, and what is on the top of your list to do when you actually take two days for you (and family)

KF – There are a few TV shows my wife and I enjoy watching together (although since our daughter came along, most of our TV time has been surrendered to that furry, red, squeaky-voiced usurper, Elmo!). I used to love playing Civilization, but as a parent I just don’t have four or five hours in my day to commit to a video game any longer. Still, we manage to host a gathering of friends about once a month. Aside from that, most of my free-time is now devoted to parenting.

CG – Ya Kids will do that, and Budweiser.. and Elmo. I noticed you subscribe to Sesame Street on YouTube (yes I stalked you.. it's my job as a blogger to stalk her authors. just be glad I did not post the dirty diaper video... enlightening :) !).

CG Who are your favorite fantasy writers? What do you consider fantasy classics?

KF – My favorite fantasy writers would have to be Robert E. Howard, C. S. Lewis, Lloyd Alexander, Piers Anthony, Jack Vance, Michael Moorcock, and Gene Wolfe. These authors are responsible for Conan the Cimmerian, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Dying Earth, among many others. I know there are plenty of other fantasy luminaries, but I haven’t had a chance to read them all yet.

CG - Duuuuuuude you forgot the most epic emo anti-hero of all!! Elric of Melnibone! Hello! But I will let it slide! Oh and Piers, hell to the YA! OH heck all of them! Throw in some Eddings and gimme a Polgara STREAK in my hair and we are all set!

CG - If your book was a meal what would it be? Meat and potatoes? Vegetarian? A light nouveau cuisine? (I do a recipe with many of my authors this maybe an opportunity for you to share a recipe you think could go along with this? Or just describe the actual meal, this would be the whole thing not just one dish – believe me, this is fun!)

KF – Let’s say you trust me to take you out to breakfast one morning...

CG - Trust is something only given to those who give me bacon... breakfast usually means bacon... proceed.




We arrive at an old greasy diner that has been standing since diners were invented. This one even has that vintage 1950’s patina on the worn counters and black-and-white ceramic tiles. The vintage setting is important because I deliberately formed The Rising Wind in the mold of the past masters of the fantasy genre, and I worked to fill the world of Avorath with shadows of a vast, mythic history. Along with the passengers of the book’s eponymous ship, you’ll soon learn that those dim myths and legends have not entirely vanished into the past!

To begin our meal, we settle into a booth, just like the characters in The Rising Wind settled aboard that fateful ship. As with The Rising Wind’s odyssey, our meal commences with something ordinary, coffee and juice for us, and steady winds in a fair sky for them. However, both experience are destined to take a strange turn.

I order slingers. Mystery descends like the strange fog that suddenly surrounded The Rising Wind soon after her voyage commenced. What could this be? Fortify yourself with another slug of coffee. From here on, there will be no turning back. Our course has been irreversibly set on adventure!
At length the form and nature of that adventure takes shape when your slinger arrives. Upon a bed of hash browns 

CG - *shoves a piece of bacon I brought from home into my mouth* I am assuming you had them add chili pepper??) before you rest two hamburger patties and two fried eggs, all smothered beneath a steaming blanket of chili, cheese, and onions. Yes, this seemingly impossible combination of foods is a real dish! (CG -keep going *digging into this amazing thing* mumble ..Good..*mumblemumble.. wiping chin* go on!

Perhaps you regard the concoction with the same skeptical apprehension as the passengers of The Rising Wind beheld the forgotten island on a haunted sea to which their eccentric navigator delivered them. Like the contents of your breakfast plate, much of what lurks on that island seems impossible. Yet to the brave, both the slinger and the island also carry a peculiar temptation: that innate human desire to explore the unknown, to peer into the shadows, to uncover secrets and unravel mysteries. Can this vision be real? What madman would ever crave such a thing? And, of course, . . . what will it be like to experience it?

CG - You my friend are the bomb *dabbing the chili off my shirt* I mean... it is art! Now ass a slinger and order this girl some bacon for dessert!!

Of course, you can only answer those questions by jumping into what lies before you! Perhaps, like me, you’ll find an exquisite delight in the slinger, despite any trepidation you might have felt upon hearing its description. Certainly the reluctant heroes of The Rising Wind discovered precious and unparalleled treasures to reward their valor on that lonely island.

Just remember, The Rising Wind is only breakfast! Make sure to save room for lunch, because the sequel, In Her Wake, is already waiting for you!

CG - So wait if that was for breakfast....... *handing you three and a half cookies, two pieces of bacon and a Budweiser* yep... winner!

CG - Let’s step it up a notch, how about create a drink (with or without booze) representing your book in name and ingredients!

KF – The appropriate drink for The Rising Wind is a shot of strong, barrel-aged, artisan whiskey – pure, undiluted, and unadorned. The catch is to pair that potent shot with every sudden peril faced by the heroes of this story. As their ship goes adrift in a mysterious fog, as they tread the depths of a haunted island, as monsters crawl from the shadows, as the floor of an ancient palace vanishes beneath their feet, keep throwing back shot after shot after shot! Soon you’ll feel exactly like the Company of the Rising Wind, exhausted, dizzy, no longer certain what’s real, and wondering if you’ll ever make it back from where The Rising Wind or the whiskey have taken you.

CG - FAST and FURIOUS – Don’t pause just answer what comes first to mind

On the Rocks, Blended or Bottle and a Shot Glass? Bottle and a shot glass
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Sword, Battle-ax or Magic? I’ll take a pair of swords and magic to accompany my devil-may-care grin and swashbuckling panache
Horse, feet or a dragon? Feet. Whatever happens, I prefer to rely on myself.
Roller Coaster or Ferris Wheel? Roller coaster
The Joker, Khan or Jafar? Khan
Learn battle techniques from a Knight &Wizard? Definitely both
Ebook or Paperback?  Ebook
Chainsaw arm, shotgun leg or Bad-ass dragon? I’d trade all three for a pet storm that could swoop in with thunder and lightning to back me up whenever I needed it...

CG - You and those storms.. OK *hitching up my costume and riding into the sunset to go wrestle me some storms...* I still think a shotgun leg is pretty epic!

CG - Anything you would like to add… appearances, upcoming releases, where I can find someone to adjust the algorithms for my time machine?

KF – The brave and the curious are invited to visit my website, southsidecavaliers.com, to explore a collection of short fiction and true stories, and to find links to all of my available books. I’d also like to thank you at Cabin Goddess again for your time and attention. As for your time machine, I’ll forward you the name of a good quantum mechanic. Thanks!

CG - *Looks at her plate of crumbs and depleted bacon* OK I guess you are a pretty good guy! Even though you like Coke... and Budweiser..  and you left me the dragon...dragons are almost as cool as bow ties and badass unicorns!




About the Book - About the Author - Prizes!!!


After graduating into the Imperial knighthood, Marcavius and his cousin book passage aboard a merchant ship, the Rising Wind, to visit their family estate before reporting to the legions. They know no ship dares tread the heart of the Mennaidran Sea, yet along their voyage a strange fog suddenly sets the Rising Wind adrift in those haunted waters. Fortunately another passenger offers his skill as a navigator to save the day, yet he insists that the ship first detour to a nearby island to replenish its supplies. There the ship’s unlucky passengers soon learn that the monsters and magic of legend are no mere myths! Friends, strangers, and even bitter enemies must work together in order to survive and escape. Yet some of the greatest dangers they’ll face are destined to come from one another.

"The same trick didn’t work a third time. When Marc stepped into the ring of firelight and shouted a challenge, his adversaries shrank into the shadows across from him – more cautious now than they had been earlier. Their broad limbs and hulking silhouettes prowled the darkness at the edge of the forest, disguising their numbers. Standing exposed, in the open clearing, Marc felt vulnerable, but he knew he couldn’t run. For an anxious moment, he just stood there, uncertain what to do next. The curse of inexperience was lack of foresight, and Marc hadn’t stopped to calculate an alternative in case his original plan failed. Now he had to think on the spot. Unfortunately the present circumstance was no place for contemplation. So, in that dangerous moment, he acted on instinct."


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Ken Floro III

He is pretty amazing huh? He is wonderfully creative, incredibly talented and look.. he is a complete sucker for that gorgeous baby! "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!" is right!





About the author: Ken Floro was born and raised in the Southside of Saint Louis. After earning a degree in World Literature, followed by a degree in Culinary Arts, Ken soon made the obvious career move and went to work in medicine. If you’re having any trouble guessing why, then you’ve probably never served time in the literary or culinary fields. A little taste of reality can suddenly turn a healthy paycheck, normal working hours, and long-term job security into sumptuous delicacies. Despite the sudden change in his employment trajectory, Ken never turned away from his dream of writing. He’d nurtured a lifelong creative ambition, which had gained direction when a funny true story he wrote for a high school English class became so popular with his classmates they traded copies of it in the hall and passed them up and down the bus. Ever since that catalytic moment, Ken has been writing as a hobby and a passion. Thus far, he’s published eight books, along with several other tidbits.
Now you can stalk him too!Website | Facebook | GoodReads | Twitter.

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  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Love is Never Paste Tense...


From August 26th through 31st Love is Never Past Tense will Blast across the internet.


The events described in the book occur amidst complicated changes in the political and economic system of the former Soviet Union. This is a period of great turmoil for the country and the people. A period of many broken destinies, and uprooted lives.

The book weaves its story within the discord of the country. Fear is growing, an animal fear. There remains only one way--emigration. An evacuation without bombing and without the ability to come back, the author writes. You cannot give a better definition.

The rest you will need to read. Because of this, the book delivers multifaceted, versatile content in huge volume to the reader’s range of vision. In some special moments, the author makes us breathless, frantic with worry, and hoping to relax if a satisfactory solution of the situation arrives.



About the Author


Originally from the former Soviet Union, Janna Yeshanova escaped to the United States when persecution became violent during the crumbling of the Soviet state. Arriving in the United States with her mother and daughter in tow, $126 in her pocket, and knowing not a soul, Janna’s talent and experiences have helped her become a high-end organizational training and development professional. Her exodus story is included in the book.

Founder and principal of Life-Spark, LLC, Janna is a dynamic and powerful life coach, premier trainer and motivational speaker. She leverages her passion and engaging style to help others overcome adversity and spark the possibilities of their lives.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

THE FORGOTTEN ONES IS FREE TODAY and TUESDAY! #GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the Start of a Week of The Forgotten Ones!

It's a celebration of beauty for Laura Howard's critically acclaimed book, The Forgotten OnesThe author is gifting it to you FREE Monday and Tuesday (July 15th & 16th)! On top of that she is giving away a $20 GC for participating in the social media blitz all week! Enter the Rafflecopter each day starting TODAY!. New content will be available for sharing across the social media fairyland and you can get an addition 3 entries each day for sharing! ALSO pin the Rafflecopter image to your Pinterest board and get another couple of entries!

JOIN THE SOCIAL MEDIA BLITZ!
JOIN the EVENT on Facebook & get a chance for a daily giveaway! Or just enter the Rafflecopter and share your heart away! 
To get the HTML for this post (minus this of course) with all images embedded to enter the Rafflecopter just CLICK HERE and grab the code! Includes Rafflecopter HTML! Posting this no later than 8AM Eastern on Monday the 15th will earn you the big entry in the Rafflecopter!
What some reviewers are saying:
"“This book is so amazing! It's one of those that speaks so vividly in your mind that you can't help but get lost in!"

"5 Stars and a fantastically beautiful read. I definitely recommend to all who love fantasy, romance, or are just looking for a book to escape into for a while."

"Enter another type of world you never knew existed but secretly wished it did. I can't wait for book 2! Keep em coming out like pure gold Laura :)"

The Forgotten Ones


Author: Laura Howard
Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover DesignerStephanie Mooney
Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.
When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.
(remember free on Monday and Tuesday, grab it while you can! Enter the Rafflecopter too!)
Laura Howard
Laura HowardLike many of us, her obsession began with books at the young age of six when she got her first library card. Nancy, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings throughout the years. Her mom was taking to her library nearly everyday so I could get her fix.
Reading took a backseat to diapers and babies when she had her first a little over a decade ago. She was lucky something she always wanted to be, a stay-at-home mom and stayed her focus until a release of a little saga called Twilight 8 years later and her love of fiction was reborn.
After co-authoring some fanfiction (just for fun), something unexpected happened: two fictional characters began inhabiting her thoughts. Soon after, more characters began to make themselves known. There was only one thing to do: Write the story that was in her heart.
Three years, hundreds of hours + several cups of coffee later, she has created a world for her two characters to live, love and discover. It is still a toss up at who loves the world more, her characters or her!

This event is sponsored by the author & The Finishing Fairies. This blog is in no way responsible for the gifting of the prizes. Book links are sponsor links and are from an Amazon advertising affiliate; a small fee is earned when purchases are made at Amazon through the link above.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard #FREE July 15 & 16th! Social Media BLITZ event all week!

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It's a celebration of beauty for Laura Howard's critically acclaimed book, The Forgotten OnesThe author is gifting it to you FREE for two days, July 15th & 16th! On top of that she is giving away a $20 GC for participating in the social media blitz all week! Enter the Rafflecopter each day. New content will be available for sharing across the social media fairyland and you can get an addition 3 entries each day for sharing! 


JOIN THE SOCIAL MEDIA BLITZ!

JOIN the EVENT on Facebook & get a chance for a daily giveaway! Or just enter the Rafflecopter and share your heart away! 


To get the HTML for this post (minus this of course) with all images embedded to enter the Rafflecopter just CLICK HERE and grab the code! Includes Rafflecopter HTML!

What some reviewers are saying:

"“This book is so amazing! It's one of those that speaks so vividly in your mind that you can't help but get lost in!"

"5 Stars and a fantastically beautiful read. I definitely recommend to all who love fantasy, romance, or are just looking for a book to escape into for a while."

"Enter another type of world you never knew existed but secretly wished it did. I can't wait for book 2! Keep em coming out like pure gold Laura :)"

Author: Laura Howard Genre: NA Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Age Group: New Adult Cover DesignerStephanie Mooney

The Forgotten Ones

Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.


Laura Howard

Laura HowardLike many of us, her obsession began with books at the young age of six when she got her first library card. Nancy, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings throughout the years. Her mom was taking to her library nearly everyday so I could get her fix.

Reading took a backseat to diapers and babies when she had her first a little over a decade ago. She was lucky something she always wanted to be, a stay-at-home mom and stayed her focus until a release of a little saga called Twilight 8 years later and her love of fiction was reborn.

After co-authoring some fanfiction (just for fun), something unexpected happened: two fictional characters began inhabiting her thoughts. Soon after, more characters began to make themselves known. There was only one thing to do: Write the story that was in her heart.

Three years, hundreds of hours + several cups of coffee later, she has created a world for her two characters to live, love and discover. It is still a toss up at who loves the world more, her characters or her!

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