Sunday, 28 August 2016

RELEASE PROMO - Ripped by Lisa Edward



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According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of dance [da:ns] is “to move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.” Technically, that’s true, but dance is so much more. What the dictionary doesn’t mention is that the movement comes from within you, from the very depths of your soul, that place that holds all your hopes and fears, all your loves and losses. Dance is a form of expression, of all the emotions that make us who we are.

Jasmine Wilkinson

I’ve finally made it … only six years later than expected.
New York promises to be the experience of a lifetime, and if I’m lucky enough, a chance to dance on Broadway and fulfill a lifelong desire.
After graduating from Boston Conservatory, I’d intended to meet the love of my life, Baxter Sampson, in the city that never sleeps, and share the rest of my life with him. But sometimes dreams don’t go as planned, and we have to make new ones. I know Bax would have made it big; he was such a phenomenal dancer. I wish I could have been there to see it happen, but I can’t wait to catch a Broadway show and see his name in lights.
Maybe he’ll still remember me.

Baxter Sampson

Eight years in New York have all but stolen my dreams from me.
After years of auditioning for every contemporary ballet production in New York, I had to admit defeat. I wasn’t good enough to make it on Broadway. I wasn’t good enough for Jasmine, the only girl I’ve ever loved, to keep her promise and meet me here after she graduated six years ago. So my plans changed—they had to. But when there’s an inexplicable force driving you to perform, you have to catch the spotlight wherever you can, even if it’s in the last place you expected to find it. My life had always revolved around Jaz and dance, my two true passions. I’ve already lost one—I can’t lose the other.

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Lisa Edward is the author of The Songbird trilogy, the novella Duty of Care and a contributor to the collation of short stories in Hook & Ladder 69. While Lisa has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke those of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.

 
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Friday, 26 August 2016

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT - Emma James




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Title: WARPED
Author: EMMA JAMES
Genre: Suspense Romance
Series: Hell’s Bastard # 2
Cover Design: Jemina Venter


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SYNOPSIS

The Hunt Is On.

WHISPER

I was never meant to be free.
Evil has taken from me again.
I’ve lost the two people I’ve grown to love because another of Hell’s bastards has staked his claim on me and stolen me away.
What gives another human being the right to take another’s innocence and try to destroy their soul?

EDGE

We were never meant to meet.
Our lives collided and spun out in different directions.
Now it’s a race against time.
Time she doesn’t have.
This is on my head.
I f*cked up.

What happens when a Soulless Bastards MC enforcer is on the hunt for the f*ckers involved in taking the sweet and wild girl?

No Mercy happens.


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PRAISE FOR WARPED

6 STARS
INTENSE...DARK...UNPREDICTABLE...CONSUMING... IT IS UNDENIABLY WARPED !
I could not put this book down. The plot is extremely complex and the web became more tangled. New characters were introduced and it was impossible to determine where this story would go next. I was on the edge of my seat and biting my nails. The intensity level was through the roof. It added more kinks to the overall story and made it become more intensified. I can’t wait to see what comes next. Warped was the perfect title and brilliant addition to the Hell’s Bastard series by Emma James.
~Smut Book Junkies Book Reviews – Michel

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. A THRILLING, SUSPENSEFUL READ.

Oh Emma James, you tore apart my heart in WRENCHED and now you have blown apart my mind with WARPED. Never have I read a series that has had the ability to twist and turn my heart and mind in all directions...
~Reading Is Our Satisfaction – Maria Alexander

Warped. Man, what a crazy ride this book is. I enjoy all of the authors work, but Warped really blew me away. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was just wanting to get through it as quickly as possible because I need to see what happens, but also wanted to savor it and make it last longer. It was so good. Emma really created a wonderfully twisted world that I can’t get enough of! I am eager for more.
~Jen In Bookland

Emma James you’ve just simply blown me away with another brilliant story. I was so excited to dive back into this crazy, dark world Emma has created and she didn’t leave an ounce for disappointment in Warped. From start to finish I was on pins and needles, with on going twists and turns you’re always left speechless and wanting more. I was utterly & completely hooked. Amazing character development (LOVE Edge!), emotions running high... my head is still reeling from it all.
~Sassy Book Lovers – Stacey



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Check out this excerpt. I just adore Miss Catherine and her ways. She has quite the fan club. I do love Edge and Miss Catherine’s relationship. They are converting non dark romance readers around the world...one reader at a time.


EXCERPT – EDGE POV – WARPED

Two bullets to maim.

Before they can even make a play for me, the muted sound of my gun goes off and I shoot the carrot top straight through his bare kneecap, blowing it out as blood spray paints the air, raining down. I’m instantly swinging my gun around toward the long-haired, dirty blond, ready to pump off another shot, but he’s already falling sideways, holding his hipbone, moaning, and cursing. Blood seeps out between his fingers as I note out of my peripheral vision Carrot Top has dropped like the wounded fucker he is, clutching at his knee from the agonizing pain.

What the fuck?

I hadn’t gotten my second shot off, and I was aiming for the blond fucker’s kneecap.

I risk a quick glance over my shoulder at Annie Oakley, who has her gun trained on the dirty blond, more than willing to invest another bullet in him from the look of sheer uncensored anger mixed with triumph on her face.

I gather she heard the gutter-assholes playing rock, paper, and scissors.

I kick the weapons out of their hands before they can rise above the pain and come to their senses. My trigger-happy finger is ready for any sudden movements from either of these boys. “Hands up, the both of you, and act like statues. Grab for a concealed weapon, and I’ll make the next bullet count.”

The fuckers probably still have more weapons on them and may just want to grow a hero complex and reach for them.

Thug 101: Always carry more than one weapon on your person.

Hunter 101: Always be prepared for the fucker to reach for it.

They’re your homegrown breed of redneck. They stink of cigarettes and moonshine, and they each have the makings of a genuine beer gut. They are clothed in open plaid shirts with cut-off sleeves and a wife beater underneath, and shorts that haven’t seen a washing machine in days. They have faces only a mother could love without fault. Their hair is long and scruffy, and their teeth… even a dentist would run from those fucked up chompers.

Miss Catherine drops the gun into her knitted jacket pocket and is now taking it upon herself to use Blondie’s head as a puck. She viciously hockey sticks one of my crutches into the side of his head, snapping it sideways, rendering him unconscious on an unladylike grunt.

I’m impressed. Eighty-plus years old and she didn’t hesitate to take him out.

Here I was thinking the old lady didn’t know the ass from the business end of a gun. I arch an eyebrow at her at what she’s just done.

“What? You be sayin’ to point and shoot, so I be doin’ as you say. I be a fast learner, although I be aimin’ for his penis.” She sounds annoyed she missed. I suppose it’s one less fucker to worry about.

I’m not used to being ignored, and I need to articulate I’m not impressed with her random, Annie-Oakley, gun-toting ways, even though I am. I won’t admit I’m feeling a little proud of Padawan.

“I told you to fucking stay inside the hangar until I came for you.” I grind my words out in a low voice. I need to be in control for her safety. “I had it under control. This isn’t my first rodeo.” If only she knew how talented I was, she would be running in the other direction.

I’m beginning to expect the unexpected with this old lady. She’s much tougher than she looks. She’s a fighter. Something... someone in her past has made her this way. It’s all hidden away until called upon. She’s definitely seen darker days.

“I didn’t listen.” Miss Catherine has sass.

“Obviously,” I say dryly out the corner of my mouth.







WRENCHED – Hell’s Bastard # 1
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CONTORTED - Hell's Bastard # 3

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AUTHOR BIO


Writing has been a part of Emma James' life for many years until she decided to take a leap into the self publishing world and see where that journey takes her.

Writing words on paper is as important as the air she breathes. There's nothing more satisfying to her than writing all day to bring to life amazing characters who will stay in your heart.

Life is about finding that one thing that you know you can do well and living it.

It's never too late to find it.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

AUTHOR INTERVIEW - Emma James



I’d like to welcome Emma James to Novels In Heels. Emma is an Australian author who, I am told, can write hot as hell men. I’m embarrassed to say that I haven’t yet read and Emma James book but they come highly recommended by so many that they are sitting on my kindle ready for a moment’s peace to get stuck in. It’s a pleasure to have Emma here today.

Emma: Hello and thank you for that lovely welcome. I loved your questions. I look forward to you reading my work one day. I think I might just surprise you with my stories. I do love writing a hot guy and the pages can get a little sizzling. Thank you for having me here today.
As you may or may not know from her bio, writing has been a part of Emma’s life for many years until she decided to take a leap into the self-publishing world and see where that journey would take her.
Writing words on paper is as important as the air she breathes. There's nothing more satisfying to her than writing all day to bring to life amazing characters who will stay in your heart.
Life is about finding that one thing that you know you can do well and living it.
It's never too late to find it.
You can find Emma here:
As you know, I love interviewing authors and getting an insight into their lives, what makes them tick and write awesome stories with a little more of an in-depth interview. So let’s start and see where it takes us.
NIH - How easy or difficult is writing for you?
Emma: Writing is hard work for any author, especially when we are our worst critic. I am very hard on myself because I don’t want to disappoint the reader, but at the same time, words flow for me. I haven’t encountered writers block yet, which I am thankful for.
NIH - What does writing bring to you on a personal level?
Emma: A sense of feeling settled with where I want to be in life. Writing is a challenge and a huge learning curve when you are self published and you have to learn everything from the ground up and be in control of it all. I am simply at peace doing what I love.
NIH – Where did the ideas for your characters Edge and Whisper come from?
Emma: I always get nuggets of ideas that can turn into a hearty chicken dinner. I can be writing a book and get this spark of an idea and then I grab a notebook, title it with WIP # ? and I jot those thoughts down. Edge and Whisper were no different. I had the nugget and I ran with it until it became this full blown possibility. I love their names have great meaning to their characters. I can’t lay claim to the name Whisper. One of my lovely readers Katrina Whittaker kindly let me have that name. She loved it for a female character. I had not yet named the female lead in Wrenched because it was still a notebook full of dreams and ideas. It was like this piece that slid into place and she became more than she was simply from having a name like Whisper. Her name inspired me to write more depth to Whisper’s character. It encouraged the story line for her.
I wanted to write a story/series which had MC influence, but was so different to the regular recipe of an MC series. It became a dark suspense romance series, with the MC life a part of Edge, but this story wasn’t about that life, it was about Whisper’s.
NIH – What inspired the MOOB boys’ story?
Emma: The nugget of an idea I had a long, long time ago for the Men Of Ocean Beach series. Way back when I was too scared to write A Little Faith. I sat on this nugget like it was an egg I was preparing to hatch and I nurtured it and did more sitting. Could I really write something readers would pay to read, and come back for more?
The Bali bombings had always upset me. I kept thinking about them and the lives of the people afterwards. Who had survived and lost somebody and what impact had it had on the rest of their lives.
I played about with a photo board, getting familiar with my muses for the MOOB men. I wanted them to be different. To have different flaws. To have great depth to their characters. I wanted to write something different and be brave in the way it came across. Multiple POV was the only way these men spoke to me and not many authors had taken that on at the time. Their voices were all banging away in my head wanting the reader to understand them, get to know their heartache and also their humour.
Then it all came together over a two year writing stint. Mostly out of fear of failure I took that long. I wanted these men to touch reader’s hearts and feel real. Now I am releasing a MOOB book a lot quicker.
NIH- Are you a plotter or a panster?
Emma: I am 100% plotter. I can’t panster. Not with a suspense romance series, like Hell’s Bastard. I had to know exactly where I was going in each book before I even started writing. How much to reveal in each instalment and what twists to put where. It helps with keeping it fast paced.
The Men Of Ocean Beach series was no different as I have twists and surprises waiting for the reader in each book.
I want to be as unpredictable as possible with my story line. I want to give the reader a really great HEA ride or a dark suspense romance ride. Like every author, I want the reader to feel like my book was money well spent.
NIH - How do you connect with your characters?
Emma: I spend a lot of time getting to know them, getting their descriptions and back story in my head. Kind of like I have grown up alongside them. I find their personalities within me, especially with the MOOB men. Keanu I connect very well with because he is my funny bone. Although there is serious stuff going on around him, in his head, he uses humour as a weapon. That is very much me. I find Keanu very easy to write. Text is a different story. I had to understand him on a deeper level due to him being mute and why. I had to know how to use actions, facial expressions to get some of his emotions across. Retro is my more creative side. I love how he has dreadlocks and is so darn loveable. He is a little quirky and says it like it is. Harley is my inner tiger. He is protective and will take charge and sort things out. Levi is very much under the radar with his intelligence. He wears the many chapters in his life on his body.
NIH - What is your favourite thing to do other than writing?
Emma: Cook and watch Netflix with my family. I socialize. I love taking photos, keeping memories. I get out of the house, because writing is very much a hermit existence until you step away from the computer. We need sunshine. I walk for 4 to 5.5kms as many days a week as I can. I can be found up a mountain, puffing and panting. I love the beach.
NIH - What types of books do you like to read?
Emma: All genres. I bounce all over the place. It keeps me interested in a genre if I can swap them about. I make snap decisions. I don’t plan my reads. I used to, but now time for reading ( = able to stay awake) is less with writing and all that comes from being self published. I am less likely now to finish a book if by half way I am not feeling it. I used to read on regardless. Comes down to so many books I want to read before I park up.
NIH - Tell us a little about yourself?  Something more than is in your Bio.  Or tell us something that none of your fans would know.
Emma: I got a little passionate ( cough ) about Twilight the movie leaving out so many key scenes, like the ironic scene where Bella faints and Mike has to take her to the nurse and Edward swoops in. I decided to teach myself how to write a movie screenplay.
Yup! I was passionate. I wrote one for New Moon. I sent the whole paper copy to Chris Weitz at Summit. Oh yeah! I was passionate. Kirsty Dallas is the only author I have shown it to. No screenplay software. I taught myself the margins and setting out and six weeks of intense, determined keyboard pounding I had a pretty good screenplay. I was very proud of it.
But I do know I can write one. I studied up loads before I even attempted it. I read a lot of screenplays online which were very helpful in how to set it out.
Did I get a reply from Chris?
Nahhh. LOL For all intents and purposes, I already knew they used a screenplay writer, but this was just the passion inside me exploding and I had to do something about it. Cost me like $32.00 to post it too.
NIH - What would your advice be for a budding writer/author?
Emma: Be passionate and determined and be willing to keep on learning every day. Be willing to listen to constructive criticism without getting your knickers in a knot. Use beta readers who aren’t family and friends. Find passionate readers who are willing to be polite with their feedback and honest. Always want honest feedback. Be aware of your conduct on social media.
NIH - What other stories can we look forward to seeing from you?  Can you give us any synopsis?
Emma: Contorted, Hell’s Bastard # 3 is due for release in November. Will To Protect is coming in 2017, Cake By The Ocean, a fun stand alone is releasing in 2017 and also Hell’s Bastard # 4. If I can work anymore books out of my head then I could maybe write one more in 2017. I have a lot of spinoffs coming for Men Of Ocean Beach and a novella and Slade and Phoenix duology for starters. There’s a lot of life left in these characters.
NIH – When you write a particular character, do you envision a particular muse for each of them? Explain the thought process?
Emma: Definitely I have muses. You can find them on my Pinterest page. I always like to get a clear idea of what my character looks like from the start. I plan first and last names, book titles and character descriptions straight up for a series.
NIH - If your book/story was made into a movie; who would play your leading characters?
Emma: Well, the ladies seem to think Chris Hemsworth is a pretty good Harley Madden. Funnily enough I hadn’t chosen him as my original muse, and his character is the only one I went with the reader vote. I know he is popular for just about every book casting, but eh, I would sign him up in a heartbeat, purely because he really is Harley in my head now and for a lot of the readers.
NIH - Do you let your partner, parents, children, friends read your books?
Emma: OOO never my children at this stage. Might be a bit naughty for my thirteen year old. Mummy would have a very red face if I caught her having a read. Middle man child has dabbled, until I’ve swiped Wrenched off him. Again red face. My friends definitely. They always look forward to my next instalment and I get excited PMs or texts, or we chat over lunch. My proud bone does get tickled when they get excited about what I have written. My parents I have given paperbacks to, but I don’t ask if they have read. I have only given MOOB paperbacks because I think that is enough sex my parents could handle from their daughter writing it. HB series...no way! Gahhh!!! *hides under pillow*
NIH - If you were to date one of your characters who would it be and why?
Emma: Slade Malone the man behind the bar at Joe’s Bar. He is so much more than that and he is going to show the readers some of that in Contorted. He gives me a lady boner.
NIH - What would you say is your greatest achievement in life?
Emma: I think any mother would say their children. Nothing has topped that so far.
NIH - What advice would you give your younger self?
Emma: Be brave.
NIH - If you had a choice would you choose – flogger, blindfold, handcuffs, restraints, rope, whips, cane?
Emma: Blindfold and handcuffs... eh throw in restraints. ;)

Thank you again Trish for your awesome questions.
Have a great day
xx   Emma

Don't forget to check out Emma's books.



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COVER REVEAL - Love a Boss by Logan Chance

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Synopsis

The music had all but played out. My life was in turmoil. My only fault was falling for my new boss.

Penelope Marks is now the boss of Lopa, a tiki bar in the heart of South Beach.
Theo Sullivan is still the owner, who sold his soul to the devil himself.

What will these two do to overcome the forces trying to keep them apart?
Continue with the Boss Duet as Theo and Penny try to take down the ones making their lives miserable.


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Logan Chance enjoys the simple things in life. Star Wars, music, and pretty girls. Always in trouble at school, he was made to copy the dictionary while the others played. This began his word fascination.

With a love of words he then realized he loved stringing those same words together to create stories to inspire all.

From Boston, and relocated to Florida, he lives out his days writing, reading, and avoiding the beach.

Not afraid to tell it how it is, Logan is definitely a man of his own.

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