Excerpt Reveal: Hate Notes by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

HATE NOTES – EXCERPT REVEAL

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A standalone romance novel published by Montlake Romance

By: New York Times Bestselling Authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Release Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Amazon Audio ➜ https://amzn.to/2zR81AE
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Please Note: Because Hate Notes is published by Montlake Romance, a division of Amazon, the ebook and paperback will only be available on Amazon. If you are an Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimted member, you should NOT pre-order the eBook. The Hate Notes ebook will be free for both Prime and KU members on release day!

Hate Notes coming November 6th

Grabbing my laptop, I searched my history and called up the last website I’d visited. Eastwood Properties is one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the world. We connect the most prestigious and exclusive properties with qualified buyers, assuring the utmost privacy for both parties. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury New York City penthouse with a view of the park, a waterfront Hampton estate, or an enchanting chateau escape in the mountains, or you’re ready for your own private island, Eastwood is where your dreams begin.

There was a link to search properties, so I typed in the name of the place the woman had mentioned in the voice mail: Millennium Tower. Sure enough, the penthouse popped up for sale. For only twelve million dollars, I could own an apartment on Columbus Avenue with sweeping views of Central Park. Let me write you a check.

After drooling through a video and two dozen photos, I clicked on the button to make an appointment to view the property. An application popped up, the top of which read: For the privacy and safety of our sellers, all prospective buyers are required to complete an application to view properties. Only buyers that meet our stringent prequalification criteria will be contacted.

I snorted. Great prequalification criteria you have there, Eastwood. I wasn’t sure I had enough money to take the train uptown to get to that swanky place, much less buy it. God knows what I’d written that had qualified me.

I closed the website and was just about to shut my laptop and go back to bed again when I decided to take one more peek at Mr. Romantic on Facebook.

God, he was gorgeous.

What if . . .

I shouldn’t.

No good ever came out of ideas formulated while drunk.

I couldn’t.

But . . .

That face . . .

And that note.

So romantic. So beautiful.

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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.

Pick up a copy today.

US: http://amzn.to/2z2rYkr
UK: http://amzn.to/2yis4XO
CA: http://amzn.to/2z1PwGn
AU: http://amzn.to/2i6bZP6

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

Amazon: mybook.to/PortraitsofFleashCI

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

FAA 2018: The Scarsi Family Series by Dee Garcia

It’s Part Two of Day 3 of Foster an Author 2018 and now let’s take a look at the other series Dee Garcia writes — the Scarsi Family Series. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and let’s find out about this series. 

The Scarsi Family Series

The Scarsi Family Series is a dark romance/erotic suspense revolving around decadently lethal Eden Scarsi and her family. A trained assassin from early on in her youth, Eden has taken out mark after mark without issue…until Xander Royce.

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Falling for him was never the plan.
I knew better.

But the heart wants what it wants.
Loyalties will crumble…

Secrets will come to light…
One destined to fall forever.

The clock is ticking and as Daddy always says…

Time is of the essence.
Will love prevail?

Note from the author: X-394 contains strong language, sexually explicit scenes, detailed displays of graphic violence, and some scenes that may cause triggers. This book is intended for mature audiences only.

X-394 is available exclusively on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. Get your copy today!

US: http://amzn.to/2tstyNV
UK: http://amzn.to/2t4evXV
CA: http://amzn.to/2tp3C4Z
AU: http://amzn.to/2tsITyf

 

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Book Two: Dead or Alive – Part One

I betrayed my blood.

Without qualms. Without falter. All in the name of love.

A war erupted upon our departure, rising perilous times as we trekked around the globe to stay alive. But one can only run so long, and with such precious things at risk, we were doomed from the very start.

Through newfound fear and paranoia, my dark passenger emerges, her intent solely to remind me I can’t escape her harrowing clutches, no matter how hard I may try. She will supersede me eventually, and when the time comes, blood will surely be shed.

Were we foolish to believe we could pull this off all along or will love find a way to see us through this hellish storm?

Note from the Author: Dead or Alive – Part One is the second installment in The Scarsi Family Series. It is not a standalone and should be read after X-394. Due to profane language, sexually explicit situations, displays of graphic violence, and some scenes that may cause distress or emotional triggers, this book is intended for mature audiences only…

Amazon US

Amazon CA

Amazon UK

Amazon AU

Coming Soon

 

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Love cannot be forbidden, or so they say, and maybe, just maybe they’re right.

The tables have turned in our favour; forcing us apart is no longer an option whether they approve or not. But with this silver lining comes great responsibility, and I fear only one of is suitable to carry out the next chapter of our lives.

Uncertainty. Guilt. Self-loathing. My dark passenger is louder than ever before, catapulting me into a downward spiral that could cost me everything.

Now we find ourselves back at square one. Loyalties continue to crumble, secrets surface from the grave. A battle of wills, morality and family will be our saving grace.

For there is new life in the shadow of death

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Happy reading!

FAA 2018: Portraits in Flesh and other horror fiction by M.W. Brown

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Welcome to Day 3 of Foster an Author 2018! It’s a chilly but sunny autumn day here in Stockholm, Sweden–perfect day for a walk and coffee somewhere. But first, let’s take a closer look at M.W. Brown‘s Portraits in Flesh. I don’t know about you, but I love a good ghost story or creepy tale that has me jumping at things that go bump in the night. I think Portraits in Flesh is going to be just the thing for a dose or two of spookiness–especially since Halloween is just around the corner.

Don’t forget about the giveaway: not only are we giving away an ebook copy of Portraits in Flesh, we’re also giving away a $20 Amazon gift card! So how do you enter today? Write a comment telling us your favourite kind of spooky story. We’ll pick a winner at random on Friday, 26 October

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Portraits in Flesh

Published by Crazy Ink

Genre: Psychological Thriller/Horror

 

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Annabelle has discovered she can instantly transport herself to the destination on her satnav. Although ghost like when she travels, her remarkable ability takes her from England to France, Croatia and beyond.

As Annabelle explores her potential it puts her life and the lives of those she loves in danger and leads her into the path of an enigmatic and intelligent serial killer.

What will he do if he discovers Annabelle’s ability?

Some places were never meant to be visited.

 

 

More horror from M. W. Brown

FULL METAL HORROR: A Monstrous Anthology 

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing Apr 2018

Genre: Horror

Screenshot 2018-10-24 at 11.02.58There’s something right behind you… You can feel its rancid breath on your neck, smell the blood dripping from its wicked fangs, sense its anticipation as you walk further from the house, confidently telling yourself you have no reason to fear the dark, that there is nothing there. You fight the urge to turn, fight the impulse to run, fight to keep your pace steady, but you are losing the battle. The monster is right behind you, and nothing you do can save you now. This is FULL METAL HORROR: A Monstrous Anthology, thirty-five horrifying short stories from authors around the world, packed full of deadly monsters. Just remember, don’t turn around…

Includes Serious Moonlight by M W Brown

Margaret didn’t want to become a woman. At least as a child the lecherous Lord kept his distance. But innocent times never last.

As Margaret walked into the woods that day, she was unaware that her transition into womanhood would bring more than one unwanted visitor and it would spawn two very different tales that would be told for centuries to come.

Graveyard Girls

Published by Hellbound Books Jun 2018

Genre: Horror

Screenshot 2018-10-24 at 10.56.51 A delicious collection of horrific tales and darkest poetry from the cream of the crop, all lovingly compiled by the incomparable Gerri R Gray!

Nestling between the covers of this formidable tome are twenty-five of the very best lady authors writing on the horror scene today! These tales of terror are guaranteed to chill your very soul and awaken you in the dead of the night with fear-sweat clinging to your every pore and your heart pounding hard and heavy in your laboured breast…

Featuring stories from: Xtina Marie, MW Brown, Rebecca Kolodziej, Anya Lee, Barbara Jacobson, Gerri R Gray, Christina Bergling, Julia Benally, Olga Werby, Kelly Glover, Lee Franklin, Linda M. Crate, Vanessa Hawkins, P. Alanna Roethle, J. Snow, Evelyn Eve, Serena Daniels, S.E. Davis, Sam Hill, J.C. Raye, Donna J.W. Munro, R.J. Murray, C. Bailey-Bacchus, Varonica Chaney and Marian Finch.

Includes Dead Lines by M W Brown

 

An old woman and a nondescript man, both ruthless killers. Who will survive when there are deadlines to meet and contracts to keep? 

Coming soon from M.W. Brown

Bloody Bonkers: A Crazy Ink Anthology

Screenshot 2018-10-24 at 10.53.23It takes all kinds of crazy to keep the prisons filled up. The line between sanity and insanity can be threaded with the thinnest strings. Sometimes, walking that edge takes stepping into the madness…

Stories with varying degrees of criminal insanity and one common theme – exploring the crimes committed in the heat of passion.

How far would you go with love on the line? Who and what would you kill for? What’s the difference between temporary and forever insanity? How far would you be willing to travel into madness for justice?
With something for everyone, Bloody Bonkers will lock you into the delicious mayhem that causes the bloodiest of heated crimes

Includes Chalk by M W Brown 

A great teacher can set your world on fire…

Don’t forget to tell us about your favourite kind of spooky story for a chance to win an ebook copy of Portraits in Flesh and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Hurry — you only have until Friday to win! Happy Reading

FAA 2018: Spotlight on I am Lioness by Dee Garcia

Happy Tuesday, peeps, and welcome to the second day of Foster an Author 2018. I’d planned on sharing Dee Garcia‘s Five Favourites, but she’s still working on the answers. Instead, let’s showcase the first book in the Bloodshed Duet series, I Am Lioness. There’s also a chance to win a copy of this title. Scroll down and you’ll see. Enjoy! 🙂 

Spotlight on Dee Garcia’s I Am Lioness

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With pain comes strength.
My name is Hazel Perry.
You, however, can call me Lioness.

I live and breathe MMA -24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

That ring is mine. I’m the Queen.
Fierce, untouchable, and undefeated.

I’ve been asked how I willingly subject myself to such an intense, brutal career.

My answer… Because it feels good.

The rush, the high, how all other pain in your life numbs away into nothing. It’s made me stronger. Every single stitch of pain I’ve experienced -both physically and emotionally- has made me stronger.

I’ve learned to protect myself. I don’t trust easily and I never allow others to get too close.

Until Knox Carr.

He turned my world right side up and showed me how to feel again. How to live again.

How to love again.

Through the bouts of separation and trials along the way, will we make it out alive?

Interested in reading I Am Lioness? Get your copy today — it’s available for Kindle and in paperback.

US: http://amzn.to/2dBD2zp
UK: http://amzn.to/2dg09gU
AU: http://amzn.to/2djucDk
CA: http://amzn.to/2dFJu4D

Add I Am Lioness to your Goodreads TBR.

GIVEAWAY: Want to win a copy of I Am Lioness? Post a question for Dee in the comments. A winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, 26 October. Good luck!

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!

 

Get to Know M.W. Brown and Dee Garcia for Foster an Author 2018

It’s Foster an Author 2018 and this year I am hosting M.W. Brown and Dee Garcia! All week I’ll be posting tidbits about them and helping you get to know their work.

So who’s M.K. Brown? 

M. W. Brown likes to sneak away from the UK and travel to planet Bowie to write horror, supernatural thrillers, and anything dark that pops into the imagination en route. Ziggy, Aladdin, and the Thin White Duke supply copious amounts of coffee while keeping the mood suitably twisted and, when not working, can be found people-watching and searching for the elusive “normal person” to study and dissect. Portraits in Flesh, a psychological thriller with a paranormal twist, was published early 2018 and several short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies.

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And who is Dee Garcia?

Dee Garcia is a voracious fan of romance novels and a long time lover of the written word. Her mission is to craft unique, compelling stories that will give her readers a place to briefly escape the trials and tribulations of everyday reality. With headstrong heroine’s who don’t need a man to stand on their own two feet, Dee hopes to leave her mark in the Indie world, one plot twist at a time.

 https://videopress.com/v/kuXzAnGS

Giveaway alert: Interested in getting to know both authors a little better? I’ll be giving away two ebook copies of both authors’ work! All you have to do is post a comment and let me know who is your favourite celebrity obsession. I’ll choose two winners on Friday, 26 October. 🙂