Tuesday, December 20, 2016

#NewRelease Tate Valley Sexy #BWWM #RomanticSuspense Series @StacyDeanne

Title Tate Valley Sexy Suspense Series (Book 1-3)

Author Stacy Deanne

Genre BWWM, Romantic Suspense, Mystery

Release Date December 20, 2016

Print Length 369 pages

Publisher Self-Published


Blurb

This set contains the FIRST three installments of the Tate Valley Sexy Suspense Series! Last Dance (Book Four) Releases Soon!

Now or Never (Book 1)

While investigating the murder of Brett Myers, homicide detective Alexis Adams finds a possible connection between Myers' murder and Grant Copeland, the most powerful man in town. Alexis has recently moved back to Tate Valley, California and has never forgotten how Grant ruined her mother's life.

Alexis becomes sidetracked when the case leads her to Kevin Reed, her first love who still holds a grudge for her leaving nineteen years earlier. Kevin is in line to become CEO of Copeland Enterprises and though Alexis and Kevin clash because of this, they can't ignore how strong their feelings are for each other.

Alexis has wanted Kevin for years and finally has a second chance at love, but can she let go of her hatred for Grant or will it destroy everything she's wished for?


Warning: This book includes a feisty heroine, a hot playboy executive, and scorching sex!

Chasing Forever (Book 2)

Tate Valley Detectives Alexis Adams and Penelope Dao embark on the most bizarre murder case of their careers when rich boy Donovan McCoy is shot to death while trying to rape 18 year-old Rose Malone on the beach just blocks away from Alexis' home.

Meanwhile, Kevin and Alexis' relationship turns hotter and heavier, yet the closer they get, Grant remains an obstacle. The couple finds themselves at odds with each other when Alexis uncovers a huge conspiracy that might lead straight to Grant.

Kevin and Alexis are convinced they are lifelong soulmates but will her obsession with Grant destroy their relationship once and for all?


Warning: This book contains a no-BS-heroine, a hot executive who wears his heart on his sleeve, and some steamy don't-care-if-the-house-burns-down sex!

Sinner's Paradise (Book 3)

When Alicia Bellows is found beaten to death behind an abandoned nightclub, Tate Valley, California Detectives Alexis Adams and Penelope Dao are on the case. Alicia's murder leads them to a host of possible suspects including Alicia's married lover, and one of her closest friends who might know more about Alicia's murder than she lets on.

Alexis becomes even more obsessed with getting Grant Copeland while sacrificing her job and relationship with Kevin Reed. Kevin gets jealous of Alexis' attention on Grant and wonders if she'll ever move on from the past. The lovers vowed to let nothing keep them apart, but Grant might be too much of a distraction for their romance to survive.

Alexis comes up with a master plan to get Grant to admit his sins, but soon realizes that it won't be easy to beat the player who invented the game.


Warning: This book contains a strong black heroine on a mission, a horny hero who will do anything for his woman, and sex so sinful it'll make you forget your religion!



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About The Author

Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is an award-winning author of sweet to sensual romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women's fiction books. She's written Amazon Top 100 bestsellers, and her work has been praised and reviewed in USA Today numerously. She loves writing stories that focus on main characters who rarely get the spotlight such as characters with physical disabilities, mental illness, and terminal diseases.

Stacy is known for bringing versatile stories to her readers. With her you never know what you're gonna get, which separates Stacy's work from the pack. Stacy's books are full of passion, thrills, intriguing characters and so much emotion you can't get enough! If you want something different and unpredictable then definitely check out her work.

With Stacy every book is an adventure.

#NewRelease Secrets & Lies by @CareyTheWriter #AAFiction

Title Secret & Lies 

Author Carey Anderson 

Genre African American Fiction 

Release Date December 20, 2016 

Print Length 625 pages 

Publisher Self-Published


Blurb 

Secrets & Lies is the story of two young couples. Although each couple had plans for the future, neither one of them start off as they planned. Royce and Alaina try their best to hold on to the dream. Tavio and Eva figure out that the plans of children can be too difficult to execute. Both couples learn that their secrets become bigger than their relationships, while their lies tear them apart. 


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About The Author 
Carey Anderson was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. At a very young age she learned that she had a natural gift for storytelling. Carey would entertain her family and friends with stories about anything going on in her life or theirs. 

One classroom assignment forever changed her life opening an unmarked door. Her teacher, who brought out all things creative within her, read her story aloud to the class. 

Carey started writing stories as an outlet for the things going on in her life. Once she was in high school she began receiving extra credit from her English teacher for writing stories during her free time after school and on the weekends. Her English teacher suggested that she look into writing children's books, which she still, may do one day. 

During a really turbulent time in Carey's life she began writing what is now known as Tracy's Complications, on her iPhone just as a little doodle. 

Quickly after finishing Tracy's Complications, Carey began Sometimes Love Isn't Enough and Love Is Just Enough, the story of her life. Carey comes from a large family of cousins, and siblings so having such a large family on Amber or Malcolm's side is not strange or unusual for her. "The Latour's and the Wallace's in a lot of ways are like both of my parent's families, with lots of sprinkles of imagination. Neither side is directly represented in one family, but they're all in there." Again using only her iPhone, Carey crafted this master piece losing lots of sleep because Amber or Malcolm would wake her up to tell her more about their story. 

Thus far Carey's stories have been relatable and entertaining. They have been received well by the public and she looks forward to continuing to entertain you. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

#BookSpotlight Angels and Diamonds by @TKLawyerAuthor #Paranormal #Romance

Title Angels and Diamonds

Author TK Lawyer

Genre Paranormal Romance

Publication Date October 22, 2016

Publisher Foundations, LLC

Print Length 100 pages


Blurb

Angels and Diamonds spins seven heart-warming tales of finding love when you least expect it and the struggles of holding onto true love. Each fun tale depicts ardor, attachment and dedication while staying true to the theme of a Diamond and an Angel.

Puppy Love- Petra, an owner of a dog rescue group in need of financial assistance finds an unlikely funding source.

Bride to Be- Diamond, a bridal shop owner meets a man who seems vaguely familiar. Little does she know he will change her future.

Promise- Tauria’s relationship with an Archangel leads to her forgotten past.

The Gift- Celeste’s gift is more than her Angel can handle.

Hunted- Natasha’s encounter with a mercenary has an unexpected, mutually beneficial outcome.

New Home- Marisole’s home search for a ‘friend of a friend’ thrusts her back into the life of a man she once craved. Sadly, he doesn’t know she exists.

Make a Wish- Are Stella’s dreamy adventures genuine or vivid imagination?




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TK Lawyer has always had an interest in the strange and unusual and was a romantic by heart. Lawyer never pictured herself as a writer, she kind of stumbled into writing. Sometime in 2011, craving some kind of excitement and adventure in her life; she jotted down a few notes for a book idea and never looked back. Funny part is, the notes she wrote never became a book. Instead, she took on subjects as wolf-shifters and angels and created their worlds and has loved every minute of it.

Lawyer writes passion-filled paranormal romance- weaving tales of alpha males willing to do anything for the one feisty, curvaceous, strong-willed woman who has won their heart. They will go to any length to please their mate, in and out of the bed.

Lawyer invites you, lovely readers, to enter her world. Relax in an easy-chair, sip a soothing beverage, stay and be entertained. She writes for you.


Monday, December 12, 2016

#BookSeries Spotlight: #TheGuardianLeague by @TKLawyerAuthor #Paranormal #Romance

The Guardian League


Jasper 

Series Book 1 of 5 

Genre Paranormal Romance 

Publication Date October 21, 2016 (2nd Edition) 

Publisher Foundations, LLC 

Print Length 298 pages 



Blurb 

Tatiana seeks rare, coveted treasure: a strong, loving, committed male she can respect, be proud of and become her full-fledged, partner. She has sought this elusive prince among men, her own personal champion but instead found many, many frogs and quite a few toads. Does her hero exist on Earth or did she miss her opportunity?

Jasper isn’t seeking a mate. His only intention is to rescue Tatiana from a fatal car accident, but he finds himself drawn to her in ways he can’t explain. She’s a rare, precious gem and there’s no turning back for him. He must know her and introduce himself in some sort of “human” fashion, at some sort of “human” event, for he is not of Earth.

Once Tatiana finds out Jasper’s true identity, will she accept and trust him? Will Tatiana allow herself to enter into a permanent, loving relationship with an unearthly but powerful being who only wants to adore and protect her?



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Centurion 

Series Book 2 of 5 

Genre Paranormal Romance 

Publisher Foundations, LLC 

Publication Date November 24, 2016 (2nd Edition) 

Print Length 242 pages 



Blurb 

Centurion has it all. A talented charge, ladies at his disposal for a single encounter or more and access to all the coffee he wants once he lands on Earth. Plus, he’s second in command of the volunteer band of angels called the Guardian League. The one thing he never wanted was an intimate relationship with a human beyond the usual angel-charge boundaries.

So when he finds a woman as strong and hot as the human beverage that tickles his fancy, what else can he do but pursue her until he figures out what to do with her.

April loves her enticing, hunky angel but he’s a lot to handle. He’s cocky, unpredictable but most of all… incorrigible. What is she to do with a male who lives life by his own schedule?

Can April and Centurion form a compromise and allow love to bind them together? Or will Centurion’s inability to commit wedge them apart, forever?




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TK Lawyer

TK Lawyer has always had an interest in the strange and unusual and was a romantic by heart. Lawyer never pictured herself as a writer, she kind of stumbled into writing. Sometime in 2011, craving some kind of excitement and adventure in her life; she jotted down a few notes for a book idea and never looked back. Funny part is, the notes she wrote never became a book. Instead, she took on subjects as wolf-shifters and angels and created their worlds and has loved every minute of it.

Lawyer writes passion-filled paranormal romance- weaving tales of alpha males willing to do anything for the one feisty, curvaceous, strong-willed woman who has won their heart. They will go to any length to please their mate, in and out of the bed.

Lawyer invites you, lovely readers, to enter her world. Relax in an easy-chair, sip a soothing beverage, stay and be entertained. She writes for you.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#WriterWednesday #AuthorSpotlight Secret Places Revealed by @PauletteHarper #ChristianFiction #WomensFiction

Writer Wednesday is a spotlight that consists of an interview & book spotlight on an author's most recent published book. Let's welcome Author Paulette Harper to Vaneka's VIP Literary Services!






Good afternoon Paulette, and thank you for joining us today. Tell us, what's the title of your new book?

Paulette Thank you for spotlighting me on your blog. The title of my book is Secret Places Revealed.

Is Secret Places Revealed a standalone, spin-off, or part of a series?

Paulette Secret Places Revealed is a standalone novel.

What is the main genre & sub genres Secret Places Revealed is classified as.

Paulette Christian Fiction, Romance

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

#BlogTour #TheMartiniLounge Series by Ursula Sinclair #Giveaway #NewAdult #Contemporary #Romance

Welcome to the Martini Lounge. A special place in a very exclusive club. Patrons can be assured of savoring the best Martinis in the world there. Knowing, whatever they might say, hear, or do will remain in the lounge.






SHAKEN (Book 1)


There’s something to be said for lust at first sight.

Redd wasn’t looking for Mr. Right but Mr. Right now. But the moment Nikko walked into her bar she felt that first rush of need. She wasn’t shy about getting what she wanted even if only for one night, which was all her chaotic lifestyle would allow. Besides, not many men wanted to date a woman who worked in a strip club, even if she were the bartender. It tended to make them sneer. She didn’t know which was worse. When they found out she was part owner or when they found out she was a law student. That intimidated the hell out of some. She didn’t really give a damn.

Nikko wasn’t looking for anyone. His life was full as the senior associate at a law firm and he just found out he was being considered for partnership. His life was about to become even busier. Then something happened that left him shaken. What should have been one night of uninhibited pleasure became a weekend, then it became more. How the hell did that happen? And did he want it to stop?


Shaken is also book 1.5 in The Young Guns Series.



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STIRRED (Book 2)

Who is that masked man?
During the day Harper Reynolds might have been a law school student, but at night he was a male stripper. At the very exclusive members only Club Prestige. To protect his identity he wore a mask. But one day someone saw through his facade and suddenly the future he’d planned was threatened.
Nadya Johnson thought she’d always be a marine, at least for the next eight years. But a bullet took it all away from her. Including the man she’d been writing to for years. Someone she’d never met—but she wanted to see him just once. Even if he didn’t know who she was; and she didn’t dare tell him her real name. All she wanted was one night.

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FROZEN (Book 3)

A perfect moment can change it all.
Lani
Ever have that one perfect moment in time, when you know exactly what you’re supposed to do, who you’re supposed to be in life? Well, that had been me, and it certainly had lasted for more than a moment. I’d decided to pledge myself to God and help others in his name. Selfless, that was me and I was weeks away from taking my final vows. Then something happened, I met someone and suddenly I questioned everything.
Rom
I’ve always lived my life on my terms. Granted, I never thought I’d grow up to be a male stripper. But what the hell, I made good money and now, I had a shot at something more. And the women. Yeah, I loved women but they came and went. I preferred it that way. Didn’t matter which of us left first, as long as one of us did. I didn’t do attachments. Then something happened. I’m no saint, but I saved someone and wanted an attachment. Only to find out I could never have her.

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Chapter 1 Excerpt

 “Thank you again for coming, Lani,” Corrine said, giving me a quick hug.

“Yes,” Lara added, kissing my cheek. “Thank you. Love you. Feel better.” She squeezed my arm.

“I will. Love you too.”

“Want me to help you get a cab?” Lara asked

“No, I’ll just call one.”

“Okay. Text me once you get home,” Lara said.

I rolled my eyes. “Sure, sure.” It’s not like I lived alone. I hadn’t moved out of our parent’s house yet. I wouldn’t until I took my novitiate vows in a month, but I worked everyday and went to church every other day. Only returning to our parent’s house in time for dinner and to sleep.

I made my way to the elevator while my sister and her companions went in the other direction to one of the rooms for the strip show. Part of me was a little curious and wanted to see one, but the other more practical part of me knew I shouldn’t. Having a drink in a bar was one thing, watching the strip show, well something else entirely. Besides, the world seemed a little tilted. I stepped onto the elevator and leaned against the side to right myself. I’d just pressed the button for the first floor when someone stepped on. My head ached so much I couldn’t even glance up to see who I shared the ride with. I stared at the floor and could see the dark shoes and pants legs, the size hinted at a man.

The door closed, the elevator dropped and my body swayed but I didn’t fall.

The man who now stood behind me said, “Whoa!” He held onto my waist as though to steady me.

“Tha—thank—y…” Something was wrong with my voice. My words didn’t come out right. How much did I have to drink? The elevator door opened and I took a step forward to get out when the entire floor spun up to meet my face, but strong hands held onto me.

“I got ya.”

“Everything okay?”

A male’s voice asked, one I didn’t recognize.

“Yeah, she’s fine. Just a little too much to drink.”

I didn’t recognize the one who answered either. “Na…” I wanted to protest, but the arms holding me up were the only reason I could walk forward. I leaned against his strength, depending on it.

I felt myself being placed in the back of a car. The scent of smoke and stale air made me want to puke. “Cab,” I muttered.

“Yeah, cab.”

Hands reached across my lap to snap my seatbelt, pausing to stroke my breasts. Wrong this was all wrong. “Nooooooo!” I cried out.

Author Ursula Sinclair

Ursula Sinclair is the alter ego for LaVerne Thompson an award winning, best-selling, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She loves creating worlds within our world. Under Ursula Sinclair she writes romantic suspense and new adult romance with complicated relationships.
She is a certified chocoholic and is currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain her sanity.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

#BookSpotlight The Family That Lies by Lakisha Johnson & Laquisha Rucker

Title The Family That Lies: Forsaken by Grayce, Saved by Merci
Author(s) Lakisha Johnson & Laquisha Rucker
Genre Women's Fiction, Suspense
Publication Date November 1, 2016


Book Blurb

Born only months apart, Merci and Grayce Alexander were as close as sisters could get. With a father who thought the world of them, life was good. Until one day everything changed.

While Grayce got love and attention, Merci got all the hell, forcing her to leave home. She never looks back, putting the past behind her until … her sister shows up over a decade later begging for help, bringing all of the forgotten past with her. Merci wasn't the least bit prepared for what was about to happen next.

Merci realizes, she’s been a part of something much bigger than she'd ever imagined. Yea, every family has their secrets, hidden truths and ties but Merci had no idea she’d been born into the family that lies.




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Book Discussion & Signing

The Family That Lies book discussion & signing will be held, Saturday December 10, 2016 at 6PM. You can RSVP or even sign up to be a sponsor. You can check the flyer for more information.



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Turning into the kitchen…

“Shit! How did you get in here?”

“It was easy.”

“Have you been here this entire time?”

“Yes.”

“How? Why? What do you want?”

 “I can see you didn’t take my advice.”

“What advice was that?”

“The note, the doll, the car seat; don’t you remember?”

“That was you?”

“Of course, who else would it have been? Oh, let me guess, you have another baby daddy besides my husband.” She laughs. “I knew you were a whore.”

“It’s time for you to go,” I say, walking over to disarm the alarm.

“I’m not going anywhere. I gave you a chance and you didn’t take it.”

“A chance? You think killing my baby is a chance? What is wrong with you?”

“You!” she screams. “You’re what’s wrong with me. It’s simple bitches like you who find pleasure in destroying somebody’s else marriage. Well, you’ve picked the wrong one this time. Little girl, I’ve spent the last twenty-five years of my life making my husband into somebody, and if you think I’m going to hand him over to you, you’re crazier than I am.”

“Look lady, I don’t want your husband. And for the record, he came to me. Hell, did you remind him that he was married because obviously he forgot. Wasn’t he the one you took vows with? If you should be mad at anybody, it’s him.”

“No bitch! You’re to blame. Had you kept your legs closed, we wouldn’t have this problem. Did you honestly think I would let you bring my husband’s baby into the world, making me a laughing stock of this city?”

“He doesn’t even know I’m pregnant so stop with all the threats. I have no intention on telling him nor do I want him. So why don’t you leave and we’ll never talk about it again?”

“It’s too late for that. I gave you a choice, but now it’s time for you to pay. I will not allow you to have what I worked so hard for.”

“Have you not heard anything I said? I. DON’T. WANT. YOUR. HUSBAND!” I scream.

“I know, because you won’t get him. I’ll be damned if you and this bastard child will reap the benefits of my harvest. No honey, you won’t get the chance.”

“How did you know I was pregnant anyway? No one knows but--”

“That doesn’t matter anymore.”

“You’re crazy and it’s time for you to leave,” I say, turning to open the door while starting to dial 911.

Before I can speak, I feel a sharp pain in the back of my head. Falling to the floor, she continues to hit me. I try to curl into a ball to protect my stomach from her kicks but she continues to deliver blow after blow.

The last thing I remember is her whispering, “Tell my husband hello when you meet him in hell.”


About the Authors

Lakisha Johnson has spent the last six years writing. From sermons to blogs to now books, she believes in the purpose God has gifted her with. Her latest novel, The Family that Lies, was written with her twin sister Laquisha and it was an amazing experience. Natives of Memphis, they want readers to feel God’s true grace and mercy as well as their hearts, on each page of this novel.


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