Monday, 28 March 2016


Blog Tour:
Breaking Bones
(Mariani Crime Family #2)
Amanda Washington

Mar 28th – Apr 4th

Bodyguard and hitman, Franco “Bones” Leone, has survived mafia life in the most powerful Las Vegas family by adamantly adhering to the rules:
- Be willing to sacrifice everything and everyone for the safety of your charge.
- Allow no distractions and keep no liabilities.
- Show no weaknesses.
- Most importantly, always fulfill your contract.

Everything was going as planned until Ariana Davis almost died in his arms. Burdened with a past full of mistakes, a dream of singing professionally, and an empty bank account, she’s a complication Bones doesn’t need. Or does he?

When a mysterious player from his past alters the game, Bones will have to make the toughest decision of his life. Break all the rules, or lose everything.

Making Angel (Mariani Crime Family #1)

“Wowza! Making Angel rocked my world. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I love the way Amanda can weave a captivating story while pulling me in with the emotion. I recommend her books to anyone!” - New York Times Bestselling Author, Tracey Jane Jackson

Heir to a powerful Las Vegas crime family, D’Angelo Mariani’s survival depends on his ability to prove his value to his father. Forced out of the technology lab and into the underworld, Angel is on the brink of pulling off the impossible when he runs into a captivating humanitarian who changes everything.

Markie Davis is all about compassion, service, and the ultimate adrenaline rush. After a year-long stint volunteering in an African orphanage, she’s in Vegas to check up on her wayward little sister. Markie never anticipated meeting someone like Angel.

Everyone knows Angel's family is dangerous, but the secrets Markie's been keeping might just be fatal…

My first book - Rescuing Liberty - started with some terrifying world-ending dreams. My beautiful and intelligent sister-in-law, Apryl, convinced me to write my nightmares down, insisting that, "People will read this stuff. It's crazy." Never in my wildest dreams did I think jotting down nightmares would give me an insatiable hunger for writing. But, here I am fifteen years later, livin' the dream!

When I'm not writing, I love to speak, work with children and teens, and enjoy this sensational adventure called life with my husband, Meltarrus, and our five boys.



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COVER REVEAL : GRIT by J.C. Valentine

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GRIT by: J.C. Valentine Spartan Riders #1 Publication Date: April 19, 2016 Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
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Synopsis: Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid. Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.
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“What are you doing?” she asked, her eyes wide on his. “Getting comfortable. Now, what did you want to talk about?” “We’re getting into this already?” “I like to have things out on the table. It makes moving forward a helluva lot easier. So do you want to start, or should I?” Well, with him looming over her like he was, she was disinclined to say much of anything really. Her stomach was twisting with so many nerves, she was lightheaded. The last time anyone had made her feel anything like it, she was in the tenth grade and facing down a yearlong crush. That was a tickle compared to what Blake made her feel. Taking her silence as answer, Blake jumped right in. “Okay, my reason for being here then.” He turned to face her, his jacket creaking as he stretched his arm across the back of the sofa. “I did some thinking, and I was wrong. I like having a woman in my bed more than a night. Hell, I like having a woman in my bed, period. And it’s been a while since that happened.” A thrill bubbled in her chest as Gabby took this in. “Are you saying you changed your mind?” “About you being in my bed? Absolutely.” “I don’t know what to say. What changed your mind?” A dark smile played about his lips and his hand came up to play with her hair. “That kiss. I haven’t gotten a single good night’s sleep since. It’s all I think about.” “Me too,” she confessed. “Good, then we’re in agreement?” “Ah…about what, exactly.” “About you being in my bed. Not every night of course. And when I say you’re in my bed, I mean my bed, Gabby, no one else’s. I don’t share.” “Of course not,” she said automatically, then frowned. “I haven’t even agreed to anything yet, and you’re talking like it’s a done deal.” Moving closer, Blake slipped his fingers into her hair, cupping the back of her head and demanding her undivided attention. “You’ve been thinking about me. About our kiss.” Her tongue dragged over her bottom lip in answer, and his gaze latched onto the movement. “I assume you want more?” She nodded, her answer coming in the form of a rapidly increasing heart rate and the inability to breathe without opening her mouth. Which only invited his delectable mouth closer. “Because I want more, and, Gabby?” “Hmmm?” He leaned in, his mouth hovering over hers. “I get what I want. Always.” An invitation to his bed and an excuse to touch and be touched by him any time she wanted? Who was she to argue? goodreads-badge-add-38px



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JC Valentine
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry. J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors. Sign up for J.C.’s newsletter and never miss a thing!



REVEAL : Magnificent Agony by Katie Mettner

Title: Magnificent Agony
Author: Katie Mettner
Genre: Contemporary Romance Expected Release Date: April 19, 2016 Cover Designer: Carrie Butler at Forward Authority Design Services Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
Blurb: Eve Darling has learned one very important lesson in her twenty-six years; life never goes according to plan
The night of her high school graduation her heart was bursting with hopes and dreams for the future, but the universe had other ideas. Instead of New York and culinary school, she stayed in Magnificent, Wisconsin. Barely an adult herself, Eve was irrevocably tasked with becoming a mother to her big brother, Davis, the man with the heart and mind of a five-year-old boy. Now, eight years later, she’s become a successful entrepreneur, chef, and businesswoman. All of those responsibilities came at a price and her personal life was payment. No one was more acutely aware of that than she was.
And then, with one phone call, everything changed.
‘After life organizer’ Abraham Von Sallage was like no funeral director Eve had ever met. He was young, charming, witty, and had a unique perspective on life, because his business, was death. They both carried burdens society couldn’t, or wouldn’t, acknowledge, and in those burdens, they found an instantaneous connection. That night, as Abraham stood in the doorway of her cooking school, she saw hope in his eyes.
And then her world crumbled.
An inexplicably cruel twist of fate calls into question everything she knows about life, and death. With her soul adrift in guilt, she clung to the only person she could trust to save her from the agony her life has become. Shrouded by grief, it would take the love of one man, and the resolve of an entire community, to show her just how magnificent life can be.
Katie Mettner writes inspirational and romantic suspense from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She's the author of the four part epic family saga, The Sugar Series, The Northern Lights Series, the Snowberry Holiday Series, Kupid’s Cove Series and The Magnificent Series. All of her books are written against the beautiful backdrop of the Midwest and are a mix of new adult romance, romance, and romantic suspense.
Katie lives with her soulmate, whom she met online at Thanksgiving and married in April. After suffering an especially bad spill on the bunny hill in 1989, Katie became an amputee in 2011, giving her the much needed time to pen her first novel, Sugar's Dance. With the release of Sugar's story, Katie discovered the unfilled need for disabled heroes and heroines! Her stories are about empowering people with special circumstances to find the one person who will love them because of their abilities, not their inabilities. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.
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The town of Magnificent doesn’t understand why at twenty-six I’m single with few friends, but then they don’t see the sacrifices I’ve made, and continue to make, for Davis. Those sacrifices are worth it because Davis is the only family I have, and he deserves all my attention. But sometimes I wish others in town would see the late night trips I make to the home to calm him down when he’s sick, the hours I spend trying to track down liquid medication for a grown man who can’t swallow pills, the countless hours I spend keeping my business in the black so I can pay for his care, or the guilt I feel every time I leave him to be cared for by someone else. The people who flippantly judge me aren’t the ones who look in the mirror every single morning and question whether they’re doing the right thing.
I glanced at my brother out of the corner of my eye. His face had relaxed into a peaceful expression as he stroked Spot’s head. Whatever, or whomever, had possessed him to go out into the night had disappeared and left him tired. I fought back the tears that constantly pricked at my lids whenever I was with him. Tonight they were there because I knew I had to take the next step and find him a new home, someplace where he couldn’t wander away because he wants to see Mom, me, or simply because he wants to play outside like any five-year-old would.
I shut the car off and climbed out, taking a few deep breaths on my way around the hood to his door. I yanked up on the handle harder than necessary, but frustration from exhaustion was rearing its ugly head. When the light came on inside the car, he looked up at me, startled.
“I don’t like it here,” he whispered. “I want to go home with you.”
“Davis, you know how much everyone loves you here. There’s Mrs. Littlestead, Mr. Sawyer, and Grandma Sue. What would they do if you weren’t here for them to watch Clifford with?” I asked, coaxing him out of the car.
He stood and clapped his hands, his fear forgotten. “Will you read me a story and tuck me in, Darling?”
I locked the door and took hold of the belt loops on his jeans, something I had done since I was a little girl. I steered him towards the front door as a sigh escaped my lips.
“Yes, I’ll read you a story, Davis,” I promised while a tear slid down my cheek.
My name is Eve Eleanor Darling and this is my magnificent agony.


Title:  Foolproof
Author:  A.J. Lape
Series:  The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5
Genre:  YA Mystery, Humor & Comedy
Cover Designer:  ’68 Zombie Comics
Release Date:  March 15, 2016
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Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.

In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.

Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?
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Ten things you didn't know about A. J. Lape
AKA - Ada Miracle Lape

1. I can dislocate my left shoulder on command.

2. My favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life...cry like a baby when George Bailey starts yelling, "I want to live again...I want to live again."

3. I hate clowns and chicken wings...not necessarily in that order.

4. I'm a notorious sleepwalker. It happens when I'm troubled. As far as I can tell, I always have my clothes on.

5. I had an academic scholarship. I know that's shocking, but looking at homework today, I'm pretty sure I'm tapped out at fifth grade.

6. I like to shoot 9mm guns...look out Target World, every once in a while you have to walk your inner-hillbilly.

7. I started running high school track when I was in the sixth grade. Don't ask me to run now. After two kids, I pee my pants when I walk across the floor.

8. I'm like Rain Man when it comes to fractions.

9. I've cliff-dived off a 40-foot cliff into a lake...wouldn't recommend it...that sucker can burn.

10. I would've been a police officer or journalist if life didn't land me where I am.

 Welcome to Darcyville 
The Amazon bestselling Darcy Walker Series has been compared to Veronica Mars meets Stephanie Plum meets The Black List. All novels are written as stand-alone novels, but a backstory is woven into each book. Reading order is Grade A Stupid, No Brainer, 100 Proof Stud, DEFCON Darcy & Foolproof.

Clean mature YA series for ages 13 and up due to graphic crime scenes.

Book 1

Book 2
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Book 3
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 Book 4
Available HERE

A.J. Lape is the author of the Darcy Walker Series which has stayed on Amazon's teen's mysteries and thrillers bestseller's lists since its debut in 2012. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--plus a lifelong love affair with bacon she has no plans to sever.

A graduate of Morehead State University with a Master's degree in Communications, she's a PI wannabe and recently joined the Citizen's Police Academy in her hometown but daily stops crime and kills bad people through the fictional ADHD character of Darcy Walker.

If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison-orange due to the graphic and disgusting "wiki" articles she looks up...all in the name of career research, of course.