FAA 2018: And the winner is…

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And we have a winner! The winner of the M.W. Brown Giveaway is Felicia Steele! Felicia, congratulations! Please get in touch with me via FB or the contacts form here on Kim Talks Books to receive your prize!

Unfortunately, we don’t have a winner for the Dee Garcia Giveaway. If you’d like an ebook copy of I am Lioness, comment on this post.

It’s been a pleasure hosting M.W. Brown and Dee Garcia for this year’s Foster an Author event. Looking forward to following both authors’ careers.

Happy Reading! 😀

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FAA 2018: Hear Me Road by Dee Garcia

Welcome to part two of Day 5 of Foster an Author 2018. Today let’s take a look at Hear Me Road, the second book in Dee Garcia‘s Bloodshed Duet series.

And don’t forget: you still have a chance to win an ebook copy of one of Dee Garcia‘s booksthe giveaway ends today, Friday 26 October! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. I’ll be picking a winner at 6PM EST today. Good luck and happy reading!

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Hear Me Roar: a Bloodshed novel

With strength comes dependence.
I thought I had it all.

The Title. The Pro status. The man.

I thought I’d finally left the past where it belonged, thought the future would be nothing but a bright ray of light with Knox by my side.

I was wrong.

In seeking answers, I opened the doorway to a terrifying, psychotic ride no one was prepared for. And through that very door, the past -both his and mine- somehow wove its way as one and slithered back into our lives, creating a fresh hell that stirred doubt and resentment within us.

Will our bond, our love, be strong enough to supersede the forces threatening to break us, or will we swiftly crumble to the ground, piece by piece?

Hear Me Roar is available exclusively on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback.

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Add Knox and Hazel to your Goodreads TBR here! 

Remember: the Dee Garcia giveaway ends today, Friday 26 October! Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win. I’ll be picking a winner at 6PM EST today. 

FAA 2018: More to discover and a few answers from M.W. Brown

It’s Day 5 of Foster an Author 2018! Yesterday we delved into M.W. Brown‘s Portraits in Flesh with many deliciously creepy teasers. For our last day of Foster an Author 2018, I thought we could have a look at more of her work. 

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Did you know that M.W. Brown also writes flash fiction?

Head over to her website and check out her Bite-sized Reads. These 100-word stories will give you a taste of her writing  style if you still haven’t taken the plunge and purchased Portraits in Flesh. 🙂

Did you know she’s multi-genre?

Not only does she write horror/psychological thrillers, she’s also written science fiction and romance-crime fiction.

The Collapsar Directive: A Science Fiction Anthology

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing Aug 2017

Genre: Science Fiction

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.00.55Twenty short stories from authors around the galaxy. A brutal dictator takes control of a broken and dying Earth. The last humans alive flee their dying galaxy travelling faster than the speed of light; their journey will last a thousand years. Humanity’s newest super drug is being created in the most unscrupulous way imaginable. Rich neonobles take their hunting  game deep into the slums in search of a more interesting prey: the poor. These are just some of the amazing stories in THE COLLAPSAR DIRECTIVE a science fiction anthology including stories from Mel Newmin, Ryan Benson, M W Brown, Perry McDaid, Alan Seeger, Isabella Fox, Steph Minns, Karin Hartmann, and many more.. 

Includes Run by M W Brown

He opens his eyes to a dark, silent world. No memories, no clothes, just a large scar on his chest and the number 15 glowing ominously at the edge of his vision, darting about like an irritating eye floater. Trapped in a glass cylinder, he must find a way to escape, find some light, and then someone to ask what the hell is going on. His name would be a good place to start. Then the number changes to 14. What does it mean? Is it a countdown? If so, a countdown to what? 

Relationship Add Vice: A Thrilling Mashup of Romance and Crime

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing Dec 2017

Genre: Romance/Thriller

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.06.54Relationships are at the very core of who we are as human beings. They can pull us together, or tear us apart. Love lifts us up, and just as quickly drives us to madness, despair, and even into the murky depths of the criminal underworld. RELATIONSHIP ADD VICE is a thrilling blend of Crime and Romance, featuring more than twenty authors from around the world, twisted tales of life, lust, and lawlessness.

 Includes The Good Guys by M W Brown

Since they were children, Charlie has loved Lucy. She is quirky, smart and possesses an uncanny knack for finding things buried in the ground. It makes her one hell of an archaeologist.

On a dig in England, Lucy makes a startling discovery and the bad guys come calling. Now Charlie has to protect Lucy, escape the bad guys and survive the evil lurking beneath their feet.

PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing – Aug 2018

Genre: Multi Genre

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.18.47Are you ready for a wild ride around the world without ever leaving your home? Here is your ticket to all the fun and adventure you can handle, and more besides. Exotic locations and thrilling action combine in PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places. People smugglers in Vietnam, sinister plastic surgery resorts, drinking in Serbia with Uncle Vlado, and many more stories of travel, mayhem, and broken bedframes. Features 20 stories from authors all around the world.

 Includes Everlasting Marks by M W Brown

Sometimes the stories told to tourists are more than just clever marketing. Sometimes a dark truth is woven into their enticing lies
Sometimes a few drops of blood and an old woman with a tattoo gun can change a life forever.

And now a few reader questions answered…

From Felicia Steele: What got you inspired to become a writer?

I used to enjoy writing stories at school but never even considered writing as a career. About five years ago, I had a ‘what if?’ moment after my daughter had been playing with our sat nav and thought it would make a great story. The idea wouldn’t leave me and continued to grow in my head.  Then, after I read one of Stephen King’s fantastic books and followed it with a book that was selling in the millions but I thought was written terribly, I decided to give it a go  myself.

From Zoe O’Farrell: What is your Kryptonite?

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 08.52.58In terms of writing, researching on the internet is my Kryptonite. I can start off looking for jobs that kept men at home during the WW2 and find myself, two hours later, looking at videos of ghosts caught on camera or funny cats and I’ve not written a word!

From Terry: My question…would you like another cousin hehe

I don’t know if I could handle another cousin like her – she is wonderfully unique! But I’m always open to suggestions. 😉

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know M.W. Brown as much as I have. Make sure you continue to follow her writing career.

Here’s where you’ll find her:

M.W. Brown on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B0793MW5K8

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWBrownWriter/

Her website: www.mwbrown.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter: @AuthorMWBrown

Join her Facebook Group/Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/allthemadmen/

M.W. Brown onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/author_mwbrown/

On BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/m-w-brown

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17714719.M_W_Brown

On MeWe – https://mewe.com/profile/5adf8ae3569fc0167c47aaba

…and on Book link: https://www.books2read.com/u/bOAJZN

 

And don’t forget to come back later today to find out who is the winner of the giveaway! There’s still a little time to enter — just post a comment to this post! A winner will be chosen today at 6PM EST. 

FAA 2018: Delve deeper into Portraits in Flesh by M.W. Brown

Happy Thursday, everyone, and welcome to Day 4 of Foster an Author 2018! Today I’m sharing with you some teasers from M.W. Brown‘s Portraits in Flesh. Don’t forget to leave a comment to be a part of the giveaway–hurry! Tomorrow’s the last day to enter! 🙂 

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Intrigued? Get your copy now

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Other retailers: https://www.books2read.com/u/bOAJZN 

Five Favourite Things with M.W. Brown

Welcome to Day 2 of Foster an Author 2018! Today I asked M.W. Brown to join me for a round of Five Favourites. Let’s sit back, relax and get to know more about our featured author! 

Giveaway alert: Want to win a copy of M.W. Browns debut novel, Portraits in Flesh? Post a question for her in the comments for a chance to win! On Friday, 26 October, I’ll choose a winner. Good luck!

Favourite place to write

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The perfect view for writing.

My husband and I run our own business, so life is pretty hectic and I write whenever and wherever I can squeeze half an hour to myself. I always have a notepad in my bag.

This year on holiday our apartment had a beautiful balcony overlooking the sea and I loved writing there when the day was cooling down. The view was very inspiring.

Favourite muse

I have two muses—David Bowie and my cousin. If I need an idea, I tell my cousin the general theme or problem and all she has to say is one word and it sends me down a path I may not have thought of before. When writing I like to listen to music and, because of David Bowie’s diverse catalogue, I can usually find a song or album that fits in with the mood of my chapter/story/character and use that to help fine tune the mood.

Favourite way to celebrate writing “the end”

I don’t really have a way to celebrate but as soon as I’ve finished a piece, I send it off to my cousin to read and eagerly wait for her feedback.

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The mysterious M.W. Brown 🙂

Favourite time of day to write

I usually end up writing late at night because of my busy schedule. There are fewer distractions and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on family time. I’ve written to the early hours of the morning on occasion.

Favourite way to relax

Reading a good book in a deep, hot, bubble bath.

Thanks to M.W. Brown for doing a round of Five Favourites with me. Don’t forget to post a question for her in the comments for a chance to win Portraits in Flesh! And make sure you stop by her website and get to know even more about the enigmatic author.  🙂

Happy reading!

 

FA3 – Day 5: K.A. Duggsy and Lexi C. Foss

Today is the final day of Foster an Author. I’ve had a great time hosting K.A. Duggsy and Lexi C. Foss and I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know them and their work! To cap off this week, I’m having a giveaway–one lucky winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card + Kindle versions of Advance by K.A. Duggsy and Blood Laws by Lexi C. Foss. But hurry–the giveaway ends on Saturday night. I will announce + contact the winner on Sunday. Good luck!


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Advantage (Book 3 in the Advance Industries series) by K.A. Duggsy

Synopsis

We met by chance, by crazy circumstance.
Forced together by events out of our control
Neither of us were looking.
Neither of us were wanting what we found.
Both scarred. Both scared. Both hiding.
Only, one of us is undeserving.
One of us is lying, faking … taking advantage.
The face I present to the world is a farce and my act has been perfected, now it’s first class.
Taking a chance is a risk to us both
But it can’t be ignored, because not only is it her name, it’s what she gives me…
Hope.
Some sins can never be erased. If I get too close… if she finds out…
I’ll be replaced.

Please note this is not a stand alone. This is the third and final book in the Advance Industries series. Books 1 and 2 will need to be read first in order to make sense of the story.

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What readers are saying about Lexi C. Foss’s Immortal Curse series

Blood Laws is my first book written by Lexi C Ross and I loved it! I could not put it down and could not wait to start reading the next book in the series. The concept is different to what I have read before and definitely captivated me and felt like I was walking through the story with the characters.

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Forbidden Bonds is an action packed, paranormal romance with a unique world and well developed characters. Lexi’s writing is engaging, the story is interesting, and I never wanted to put the book down. I had an awesome time diving back into this world, and I think you will, too. I bet you’ll enjoy your time there even more this time around!

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An online book fair and giveaway you don’t want to miss

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New Release: Positively Pippa by Sarah Hegger

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Positively Pippa_compFrom author Sarah Hegger comes an exciting new series set in small-town Utah, where secrets don’t keep for long—and love turns up in the most unexpected places.

For Pippa Turner there’s only one place to go when her life self-destructs on national TV—home to Ghost Falls, and her heavily perfumed, overly dramatic, but supremely loving grandmother, Philomene. If anyone will understand how Pippa’s hit makeover show was sabotaged by her vengeful ex, it’s Phi. But she’s not the only one who’s happy to see her—and Pippa can’t help but wonder if Matt Evans, her gorgeous high-school crush turned Phi’s contractor, is game for a steamy close-up…

Matt owes his whole career to Phi and her constant demands to embellish the gothically ridiculous house he built for her. Getting to see red-headed, red-hot Pippa is a bonus, especially now that she’s no longer the troublesome teenager he remembers. He’s willing to stay behind the scenes while she gives her own life a much-needed makeover, but not forever. As far as he’s concerned, their connection is too electric to ignore. And the chance to build something lasting between them—before she can high-tail it back to Hollywood—is going to the top of his to-do list.

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Positively Pippa

Chapter 1

 

“Aren’t you—?”

“No.” Not anymore she wasn’t. Pippa snatched her boarding pass from the check-in attendant and tugged her baseball cap lower over her eyes. Couldn’t Kim Kardashian help a girl out and release another sex tape or something? Anything to get Pippa away from the social media lynch mob. She kept her head down until she found her gate, and chose the seat farthest away from the other passengers waiting to board the flight to Salt Lake City. Latest copy of Vogue blocking her face, she flipped through the glossy pages.

Peeping over the top of her magazine she slammed straight into the narrowed gaze of a woman three rows over. Shit! Pippa dropped the woman’s gaze and went back to Vivienne Westwood bucking the trend.

Across the airport lounge the woman’s glare beamed into the top of her head like those laser tracking things you saw in spy movies. Pippa buckled under the burn and slouched lower into her seat.

Look at that, Fendi was doing fabulous separates this season. And really, Ralph Lauren, that’s your idea of a plus-size model? Stuff like this made her job so much harder.

Her former job.

Losing her show still clawed at her. Losing? Like she’d left the damn thing at Starbucks as she picked up her morning latte. More like her jackass ex with zero conscience had knocked it out of her hand. Framed, stitched up, wrongfully accused—judged, found guilty, and sentenced to a plethora of public loathing wiping out all the years spent building her career. Burning sense of injustice aside, she was stuck in this thing until it went away.

Angry Woman lurked in her peripheral vision. As sweat slid down her sides, Pippa tucked her elbows in tight and risked another glance.

Under an iron-gray row of rigidly permed bangs, the woman’s mouth puckered up.

Back to Vogue. The knot in her stomach twisted tighter, and she checked her cap. What the hell? A baseball cap and shades always worked for other celebrities. Why not her?

Angry Woman squared her shoulders and huffed.

This could go one of two ways. Either Angry Woman would come over and give her a piece of her mind on behalf of women everywhere, or she’d confine her anger to vicious staring and muttering. Maybe some head shaking. Please don’t let her be a crusader for women. Please, please, please. After two weeks of glares, stares and condemnation, Pippa had gotten the message:

Pippa St. Amor, the woman America loves to hate.

Right now, all she wanted was to sneak home and stay there until someone else topped her scandal. God, didn’t Vogue have anything fresh? She’d make a list. Lists were good. Soothing. Item one, run away from Angry Woman and hide in the bathroom. Item two, get your career back. She moved item two up to first place, where it had been since she left home at eighteen, and gauged the distance between her and the bathroom door. She’d never make it.

Angry Woman lifted her phone and snapped a shot of Pippa.

Damn, she’d forgotten that option; this one by far the worst. God, she hated Twitter. And Facebook. And Instagram, and Snapchat, and whatever-the-hell new social torment site some asshat was thinking up right this minute. The ongoing public derision chipped off bits of her until she felt like an open nerve ending.

A friend huddled next to Angry Woman, long hair that was totally the wrong shade of brown and aged her by ten years at least. If Pippa had her on the show, Long Hair would be wearing a cute, hip cut, a fresh new makeup look, and mile-wide smile with her new sense of self.

The reveals never got old. There was something about a woman finally seeing her own beauty that made all the other crap that went with a television career worth it. Ray had ripped that away from her too.

Pippa was getting it with double barrels now. Lips tight, matching twin spots of outraged color staining their cheeks as they whispered over Angry Woman’s phone. They both wore mom jeans. Up until two weeks ago it had been her mission to deliver moms everywhere from jeans like that. Along with those nasty, out of shape T-shirts they sold in three-packs of meh colors that had no business existing on the color spectrum. Angry and Long Hair were so her demographic. They’d probably seen the original episode live and watched it over and over again on demand or something. Maybe even watching it right this minute on YouTube.

YouTube! She hated YouTube, too.

Why didn’t they call her flight already and get her the hell out of here?

You didn’t sleep with the boss, and especially not in television. For four years. Ray had always been a bit sneaky, but to annihilate her career to boost his own? She hadn’t seen it coming. But you couldn’t rely on a man. How did she not get this by now?

Three minutes until boarding.

“Excuse me?”

Ah, shit, shit, shit, double damned shit in a bucket. So close, two minutes and fifty-five seconds. Smile and look friendly. “Yes.”

Try not to look like you.

“You’re that woman, aren’t you?” Angry Woman narrowed her eyes, and Pippa leaned back in her chair, out of striking range.

“Hmm?”

“It is you.” Long Hair planted her legs akimbo like a prizefighter. “I watched every single one of your shows. I can’t believe you said those things, and I—”

Two minutes, thirty seconds.

“—should be ashamed of yourself. What you said is a crime against women everywhere. You made that poor woman cry.”

Of course they cried. They were supposed to cry. The shows were edited to make them cry even more, but not the time to point it out.

“Shocking. And cruel. You’re just a . . . a nasty bitch.” Angry Woman got the last word in. She’d been called worse. Recently, too, and it still stung.

A man in the row opposite turned to watch the action. The three teens beside him openly stared and giggled.

I didn’t say it, people. Okay, she’d said it, but not like that. Editing, people. Creative editing—the scourge and savior of television celebrities worldwide. She could shout it across LAX and it still wouldn’t do any good. Until the next scandal broke and hers was forgotten.

“This is a boarding call . . .”

Thank you, Jesus!

“I’m sorry, that’s my flight.” Pippa creaked a smile and gathered her things. Handbag, phone, iPad, and coat. Her hands shook under the combined weight of several sets of eyes and she nearly dropped her phone.

No cabin baggage, not on this flight. Nope, this flight she’d packed just about everything she owned into the two heaviest suitcases on the planet. Paid extra weight without an argument. Anything to get the hell out of LA and home to Philomene.

Phi would know what to do.

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Note From Sarah: “Thank you for stopping by the Positively Pippa Blog Tour. There’s a lot of goodies up for grabs I want to let you know about. I hope you’ll join me on release day for a very special Facebook Party where fellow author Kristi Rose and I will be giving away a $400 gift card to Stitch Fix! Everyone who signs up for my newsletter right now is also entered to win one of a kind, custom made adornments from local Colorado designer SimaG Jewelry. Finally, to celebrate Pippa on this blog tour, I’m giving away some things she would love – a planner, Ulta Beauty Gift Cards and, of course, books!
 
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 Author Bio

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.

Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.

She currently lives in Colorado with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

Sarah is the recipient of the 2015 EPIC Award for Historical Romance.

She is represented my Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates.

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Release Blitz: More Than Money by Allison Michaels

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More than Money

by Allison Michaels
Found in Chicago #1
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Cover Design: Recreatives Designs
Cover Photography: R.M. Lynch

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Ryan McMillan believes hard work and perseverance are the keys to success, not games of chance. When he receives an instant lottery ticket, he never expects to win a dime, much less walk away with the grand prize.

Collette Russo is no stranger to hardship. Loss has taught her valuable lessons in grace and modesty, traits Ryan can’t help but notice on the winner’s cruise. Collette is the only other passenger not obsessed with material things, and their mutual humility sparks an attraction neither of them anticipates.

As good fortune continues to favor Ryan, his relationship with Collette turns into a romance filled with affection and laughter, and his career begins to take off.  Yet when his loyalty is tested, an old friendship turns sour.

Ryan chalks it up to greed and arrogance and finds comfort in Collette’s experience with both.  But an unthinkable event reveals that nothing is as simple as it seems.  Envy and greed threaten to ruin everything.

Has Ryan’s luck finally run out?  Can he take back control?  Will Collette stand by him in the aftermath?

Only time will tell if love is worth more than money.

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About Allison Michaels

Allison Michaels enjoys combining heart, humor, and heat in her stories. When she isn’t writing or attempting to put a dent in her daunting to-be-read list, she can be found watching a movie with her family or sharing a meal with her friends. Allison lives in a southwestern Chicago suburb with her husband and daughter.

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