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Thursday, December 8, 2016

SALVAGED by Jay Crownover Cover Reveal

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Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.

Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.

The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.

About Jay Crownover
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, Welcome to the Point, and Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters and make the reader feel something.


Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

CLICKBAIT by E.J. Russell Blog Tour


Occasionally, just for fun, I like to give cameos to my friends and family in my books. In another post on the tour, for instance, I’ve talked about the imaginary restaurants I’ve named after my kids. In Clickbait, I sneaked in a different kind of shout-out when Alex takes Gideon on their first date:

Alex was standing in front of a frosted glass door with lettering that read NPW. Not exactly helpful or descriptive. “Trust me?”

“Not on your life.”

Alex grinned. “Probably just as well, but you’re safe here. Go on in.” He opened the door and gestured for Gideon to enter.

Edging forward, Gideon peered around the door. “You’re kidding. An art gallery?”

“Sure. Why not?”

“You seem—”

“Not the artsy type?”

“I didn’t say that.”

“But you thought it. Better get over these snap judgments.” Alex jerked his head toward the gallery. “Are you going inside or are we gonna stand here and let November in instead?”

“Sorry.” For a lot. God, I really am a prejudiced asshole. He scurried inside.

The place was bigger than it had seemed from the sidewalk, with large, white floating panels to break up the space and display the current exhibit of black-and-white photography.

Alex led the way past the wood-paneled reception desk. “I’ve been a fan of this photographer for a long time. He does great nature stuff too, but I’ve been waiting for this portrait exhibit for years. I’m pumped that it’s finally ready to show.”

The initials on the gallery door, NPW, are an homage to one of my sons’ high school friends, the talented young photographer, Nicholas Peter Wilson. When I was putting together my author website, Nick took my first headshot (although I’m nowhere near as glamorous as his usual subjects—he’s making quite the name for himself in fashion photography).
He and DS B (whose name is also Nick) are still good friends, and whenever DS B is in town, the two of them will often go off for an afternoon for a photo shoot, resulting in me occasionally getting ambushed by near-naked pictures of my son on the internet. 0_0

This one, which is DS B’s current Facebook profile picture, is not quite as startling:

Although the main exhibit described in the Clickbait is not descriptive of Nick’s work, Alex’s remark about his nature photography is absolutely true. In fact, as one of my Christmas gifts last year, DS B gave me a print of one of Nick’s landscapes. Yay!

If you’d like to see what real NPW photographs look like, you can catch them on his website:

(Photo printed with permission of the photographer and the subject.)

About Clickbait

After the disastrous ending of his first serious relationship, Gideon Wallace cultivated a protective—but fabulously shiny—outer shell to shield himself from Heartbreak 2.0. Besides, romance is so not a priority for him right now. All his web design prospects have inexplicably evaporated, and to save his fledgling business, he’s been compelled to take a hands-on hardware project—as in, his hands on screwdrivers, soldering irons, and needle-nosed pliers. God. Failure could actually be an option.

Journeyman electrician Alex Henning is ready to leave Gideon twisting in the wind after their run-ins both on and off the construction site. Except, like a fool, he takes pity on the guy and offers to help. Never mind that between coping with his dad’s dementia and clocking all the overtime he can finagle, he has zero room in his life for more complications.

Apparently, an office build-out can lay the foundation for a new relationship. Who knew? But before Alex can trust Gideon with the truth about his fragile family, he has to believe that Gideon’s capable of caring about more than appearances. And Gideon must learn that when it comes to the heart, it’s content—not presentation—that matters.

Now available from Riptide Publishing.

About E.J. Russell

E.J. Russell holds a BA and an MFA in theater, so naturally she’s spent the last three decades as a financial manager, database designer, and business-intelligence consultant. After her twin sons left for college and she no longer spent half her waking hours ferrying them to dance class, she returned to her childhood love of writing fiction. Now she wonders why she ever thought an empty nest meant leisure.

E.J. lives in rural Oregon with her curmudgeonly husband, the only man on the planet who cares less about sports than she does. She enjoys visits from her wonderful adult children, and indulges in good books, red wine, and the occasional hyperbole.

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To celebrate the release of Clickbait, one lucky winner will receive $25 in Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 10, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

The Soul Knows by Desraye L. Halon Blog Tour

The Soul Knows
By Desraye Halon
Genre: Spiritual, Nonfiction, New Age

Do You Feel Something Unusual is Happening with Our Planet, with People?

Many are now observing and some are even feeling unusual changes in our world. This is a chaotic time and some are acting out in fear and anger. However, as author Desraye Halon explains, this is exactly the opposite of how we should be responding to these shifts in energy.

These profound changes are a part of an awakening — that it is time for us to realize that we are spiritual beings with amazing potential to see and experience far beyond the physical world. Exploring in-depth her own spiritual and psychic journey, Desraye has written this intensely personal book to, “…give you tools of thought to help ease and comfort you through your new search...your new awakening…to the expansion of you.”
Born with psychic intuition, Desraye has learned how to use her gifts to receive information and wants to help others who are experiencing a spiritual awakening and all that this profound shift can entail.

About the Author

Desraye has written five books, published three books and still writing. My latest work is The Soul Knows and coming out soon is The Emergency Guide to an Awakening/Activation- Ascension Rising. Published by Light Matters Publishing an imprint of Flint Hills Publishing.

She only writes spiritual works to help others along their path. As she has gone through two deaths and was saved to come back and gone through an intense spiritual awakening.

Desraye was born with psychic intuition and have learned how to use my gifts to help others. Of course she is always learning and growing too. She posts on her website about energies, healing, helping, spirits and more to help others. She is an energy healer.

She is an artist and had some of her paintings in the downtown Phoenix area and in a high-rise building. Soon to be in a gallery in Phoenix. 

Desraye is from the mid-west area of the U.S. but call Phoenix, AZ home for the last nine years. If she is not writing or painting you can find me outdoors. Hiking, walking or just being out in it. Inner joy is the key to everything. Just know you are much more than you think you are. 


Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents