Sunday, 2 February 2014

American Specter blog tour: Interview featuring Rasheedah Prioleau

Today I am really glad to have Rasheedah, the author of American Specter, on the blog. I had a chance to interview her about her debut, but first her are the details about her book.

Book Description

FBI Agent Audra Wheeler has been haunted for the last thirteen years by a paranormal attack that left her sister, Kendra, in a coma. Mentored by FBI Assistant Director Jonathan Cordero to investigate crimes committed by specters, Audra believes she is on the trail of a ‘serial killer’ specter with a MO very similar to her sister’s attacker. The investigation takes her to a small town of Specter, Georgia; a haven for ghosts who exist among the living.

So good to have you here with us, Rasheedah. American Specter sounds really wonderfully creepy, right up my alley. Tell us a bit about the story. 

The story follows an FBI Agent, Audra Wheeler, who rescued her sister from a paranormal attack when she was just a teenager. But, the attack leaves her sister in a coma. When ghosts and specters show up and become the “norm” Audra begins to suspect that earlier attack could have been a specter’s handiwork. When other victims turn up she follows that instinct and it leads her to Specter, Georgia which turns out to be a haven for ghosts.

Specter. The city sounds as spine-chilling as the story. Describe this town in one short paragraph (without spoilers) so our readers can get an idea.

Well, it is a typical small southern town with a town square. The relationship between the specters and the living is one of peaceful but cautious coexistence. The specters have their supporters as well as their sceptics. When Audra comes to town with her theory of a spectre serial killer it definitely sets the town on edge and strains that peaceful coexistence.

What makes FBI Agent Audra Wheeler special? Does she have any quirks?

The thing I like most about Audra is that she goes with her instincts even when it can cost her career. She’s not afraid to face the evils of the past to get to the truth. It definitely would be easy for her to just leave things alone, but she’s not looking for the easy way out.

She doesn’t have any quirks per se, but the people and entities around her certainly do. My favourite being a specter called Gwyn. In life Gwyn was the traditional bookworm wallflower. But, as a spectre she’s taken on a flare for dramatics that help Audra along the way.

My motto is, put yourself in your character's shoes. What would you do if you were in Audra's shoes?

I would never want to be in Audra’s shoes. One reason being that she’s constantly surrounded by death. One thing she reflects on in the book is the fact that not all of the specters were able to live a long and full life. There are children, and teenage, and young adult specters. They all died. I would not want to be in the thick of facing that on a daily basis.

Is this a series? Do you have other upcoming releases?

This is a series. I do have other upcoming releases. My Science Fiction Romance Novella Series Amullette Rose will release it’s next bookAmullette Aflame in time for the summer heat. The sequel to this noel: American Specter: Winter Solstice will release in time for Christmas 2014.

As a writer, we usually have special quotes in the stories we write. What's your favourite in American Specter?

“There are some souls that are too good for this Earth.” Every time I think of tragedy and people who parish before their time, especially when it’s due to senseless violence I think it must be because they really are beautiful people who are too good for the human condition.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Rasheedah! :)

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Friday, 17 January 2014

Cover Reveal: Fierce by Nina Levine

Title: Fierce (Storm MC #2)
Author: Nina Levine
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Release Date: 10th February, 2014
Cover Designed by Nina Levine and Louisa Maggio


She’s everything he’s never wanted. He’s everything she’s never known.

Scott Cole is a force to be reckoned with. As Vice President of the Storm Motorcycle Club he carries out his duties with a ruthless determination. He moves through life with a clear agenda - protect his club and his family at all costs.

He is intense.

He is loyal.

He is fierce.

He doesn’t give his love easily, but when he does, he loves fiercely. Settling down, however, has never been part of his plan. 

Harlow James is a country girl who has never met a biker in her life. She is also done with men. In her experience all they ever do is lie, cheat or steal. When she meets Scott Cole she knows he is heartbreak on legs. 

He is confident.

He is sexy.

He is bossy.

She knows she must fight her growing attraction to this complex man in order to guard her heart. When his world crashes into hers and danger comes calling, Scott’s fierce desire to protect kicks in and Harlow realises that she might just have found a man worth taking a risk on.


               I stepped into his space, backed him up against the counter, and leant real close so that only he and I could hear what I was about to say.  “Now would be the right time for you and your family to leave.  I don’t like any of the shit that’s just gone down, so unless you want trouble between the two of us, leave now,” I threatened.   When I saw him hesitate, I grabbed a handful of his shirt and snarled, “Did you not understand what I just said, motherfucker?”  We glared at each other for a couple of moments before I let him go, shoving him hard against the counter in the process.  Keeping my eyes trained on his, I slowly stepped back.  Planting my legs wide, I crossed my arms in front of my chest and scowled at him. 

                Harlow opened her mouth to say something but I caught the movement and flicked my gaze to her for a second, giving her a clear message to stay out of it.  She shut her mouth and glared back at me, her eyes widening in a ‘what the fuck’ type gesture.  That shocked the shit out of me, and my concentration was diverted from the asshole to her.  I’d never been given that look by a chick before; usually it was J or Nash who challenged me like that.  I raised my eyebrows at her, and fuck me if she didn’t raise hers right fucking back.  

Fierce is the second book in the Storm MC series by Nina Levine.

Book #1


Life can be a bitch but love can get you through any storm.

Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn't shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety; the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.

Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn't know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again. 

Madison and Jason are brought back together by a force out of their control; one that pushes them to a breaking point. Can they overcome their past and discover a love worth fighting for or will the harsh reality of their world finally and completely break them both?

About the Author

I am an Aussie writer who writes stories about hot, alpha men and the tough, independent women they love. 

A warning though - you will find hot, dirty sex, lots of swearing, occasional violent encounters and men and women who live fast and love hard in my books.

My debut book released in November 2013. It is based around the Storm Motorcycle Club and is the first book in an MC series.

All subscribers will receive exclusive content including a FREE serial that will be starting early in 2014.  This will be Roxie's and Liam's story.  The boys from Storm will also appear.


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Monday, 13 January 2014

Cover reveal & giveaway: Scorpions MC Prequel: Ryder by Jani Kay

Title: Scorpions MC Prequel: RYDER

Author: Jani Kay
Release Date:  January 28, 2014

All Jade ever wants is an intelligent, well-mannered, and highly educated man like her daddy. One who has stellar career prospects as he climbs the corporate ladder to success. A good provider who will give her a stable life and a gorgeous house in the right neighborhood. A charmed life. Everything orderly and well balanced. Her perfect match. Isn't that what every woman wants? What she doesn’t want is a smartass, cocky, rough-around-the-edges biker. One who has tattoos and piercings, and looks like a sex god. One who is demanding and controlling. The ultimate alpha male who storms into her life and shakes her to the core. Jade never saw it coming. Ryder is the one man she can’t resist. He shows her what she really needs. Him.

All Ryder wants is inner peace. Freedom from the hatred churning in his gut. Since his mother deserted him, his life has turned to sh*t. He’s killed a man, lost his brother and fought for his survival. All before turning twelve. Saved by Razor and Cobra, sons of the Scorpions, he owes his life and allegiance to them. The Scorpion MC is his only family. One he will serve and protect till his dying breath. What he doesn’t need in his life is a smart mouthed woman who thinks she’s better than him. One who pushes every one of his buttons. One who challenges him to want to be more than a drifter. One who makes him question everything he’s ever known. Ryder never saw it coming. He can’t get Jade out of his head. She shows him what he really wants. Her.

Jani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book - always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else's eyes.

Besides reading, her favorite 'thing' is traveling - she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby - Scrapbooking - keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.

Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness - arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Review + giveaway --- Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle

Welcome to my stop for the Entangled Moments blog tour, organized by Grapevine Book Tours. The author is giving away  
$20 Amazon GC/Paypal cash + eARC Rekindled Moments (Moments in Time #2) {INT}
• Two (2) eARCs Rekindled Moments (Moments in Time #2) {INT}

Title: Entangled Moments

Author: Dori Lavelle

Series: Moments in Time #1

Publication: December 31st, 2014

Category: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance | Novella

A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.

Then she gets a second chance.

When Carlene meets Nick Johnson, the single kiss they share awakens the desires she shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she believe she deserves. Will she ever see him again? And if she does, what will that mean for her?

A thing of fate.

Leaving the life she built on regret, Carlene waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in a fresh start, she's forced to realize a horrible truth—one with the power to send her second chance crashing before it even takes off.

Nick isn't who she thought he was. She isn't the girl he believed her to be, either. Their lives were intertwined even before they met, and if Carlene tells him the truth, she’ll risk tearing them apart—for good.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **

My thoughts:

I really loved this novella! Carlene has never had an easy life, but she has really wonderful friends, and works in a homeless shelter. After a happenstance meet with Nick, she feels a connection to him she hasn't felt in a long time but life has thrown a few curveballs at her so she's cautious about who she lets in her heart. She later decides to step out of her comfort zone, and leave the shelter and look for job, start life a fresh.
This is a short story, about 104 pages on Amazon, and I really enjoyed every single scene in this story, but what I really loved the most was the twist at the end of the story. Nick is confident, so gentle with Carlene and really hot at the same time. *swoon* Wohoo! I can't wait to read the second novella in this series, Rekindled Moments, when it releases in February.

Author bio:
Dori Lavelle is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman. Don't forget to leave behind a couch with lots of cushions. And maybe light the fireplace?

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