Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What To Read Wednesday: A Good Man by Rosanna Leo, New Adult Contemporary Romance




A GOOD MAN by Rosanna Leo
Handymen Series #1 
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Not only is Michael a star on a successful home improvement show, he’s also seen as a local hero. But no one knows about the demons he carries inside him ever since the day he risked his life to save others.

All the accolades and honors only make the memories stronger and the pain unbearable. He would do anything to be able to forget, to put his past behind him and move on.

Michael takes on a new home improvement project, convinced it’s the perfect distraction. Little did he know that Emily, the woman who’s supposed to be nothing more than a client, would turn out to be a huge distraction…and engaged.

While Emily battles with her own personal problems, Michael is determined to keep his distance. The last thing he needs is woman trouble. But when it becomes clear that the attraction is mutual, he realizes staying away from her is not an option.

Now Michael needs to decide if he’s willing to risk exposing his weakness, and his heart…by giving in to temptation.

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EXCERPT:
“Come with me. I want to show you something.”

“Sounds mysterious.”

“I will admit I was keeping this a secret, but I’ve made an executive decision to break with Handymen tradition.”

“What will Lacey think?”

“Let’s not go there.” He brought her upstairs, to the room that used to be the master bedroom, the one where several crew members stowed their belongings most days. Michael opened the door. At the far end of the empty room sat a large object, covered in a long tarp. “I’ve been working on something for you.”

“You mean other than renovating my house?”

He grinned. “Remember those old family photos Lacey borrowed from you?”

“Yeah. She said they wanted to include a montage of old pictures in the show introduction.”

“That might have been a slight fabrication. I just needed a way to get some photos from you. Anyway, I was saving this for the big reveal, but I think I want to show you now.” He grabbed the edge of the tarp and pulled, revealing the object hidden beneath it.

It was an old wooden ladder, one he’d found months ago at a salvage yard. He’d decided to repurpose it, turning it into a set of frames for the old photos they’d borrowed. Faces now smiled out from the six gaps between the rungs. Nonna Olivia hugging two blond children, Emily and her brother. Nonna Olivia and her husband on their wedding day. Six photos in total, all part of the heritage Emily so treasured. He hoped she’d like the rustic look of the ladder. Rather than sanding and painting it, he’d left it rough and worn, so that it looked as if it might have been sitting in Nonna Olivia’s toolshed, just waiting to be used. All Michael had done was affix the appropriate hooks and backings and had blown all the photos up to sizes that would fit the spaces.

Emily gazed upon her grandmother’s face. Her chest heaved. She blinked once, then twice. All at once, big, fat tears began to roll down her cheeks. “Michael, it’s…”

“I hope you don’t mind I used the photos. I thought it might be nice for you to have mementos of your grandmother in the finished store.”

“Oh.” Her hand covered her mouth but it shook so much she was unsuccessful at covering her open mouth.

“I hope you like it. You’ve had a shitty week and I thought you could use a pick-me-up. I was supposed to keep quiet about it, so maybe you could keep it under your hat until—”

Emily threw herself at him and wrapped her arms around his torso, cutting off his words and his breath. Only when he hugged her back did he realize how hard she was quivering.

She wasn’t just crying about the old photos.

“It’s okay, Em. Let it out, sweetheart.”

The collar of his shirt grew wet but he didn’t care. Wardrobe had tons of shirts. Besides, she felt good in his arms, all soft and warm. He rubbed her shoulders and the back of her waist, exploring and familiarizing himself with her luscious body. He breathed, drinking in her scent. His nasal cavities had never known such bliss. It was like that first clear breath after a long period of congestion. His fingers were pretty happy too, enjoying the give of her womanly body. It was all he could do not to slide them down, cup her sweet ass, and pull her up against him.

Just not while she was crying over another man.

She lingered in his arms and he did nothing to push her away. In fact, it surprised him how badly he wanted to keep her there, so much so that when Emily finally extricated herself, he wanted to pull her back into his embrace. Instead, he wiped her cheeks of the remaining tears.

“The makeup ladies are going to kill me for making you cry.”

It might have been his imagination, but her tears made her eyes appear even greener. In fact, her entire face seemed a riot of tempting color. Each shade called to him. The crushed roses in her cheeks. Her strawberry lips, so plump and moist. Even the doeskin brown of her freckles fascinated him to no end. He wanted to count them, to kiss and mark them all.

Kissing her made a whole lot of sense right now. Kissing her senseless seemed even better.

Emily’s eyes widened. Her lips parted in invitation. Michael paused, knowing it was wrong, even though every raised hair on his arms told him it was right.

As he debated with himself for a split second, she brushed her lips against his. It was quick and soft, hunger masquerading as something platonic. Even though a spectator might have called it a friendly kiss, he knew the truth. As brief as it may have been, he felt her yield to him, even if just a little.

From the startled look in her eye, Emily knew it too.

She took a step back. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that.”

“You’re right. I should have been the one to do it.” Michael licked his lips. “Your lips really do taste like strawberries.”

“Michael, I can’t.”

“I think you just did.”

“You know what I mean.” She waved her hand between their two torsos. “This. I can’t do this.”

“What? Point at my chest?”

“You’re teasing me.”

“Maybe a little. Listen, Em, I understand. As unexpected as that kiss was, as much as I want to taste your lips again, I know it’s too soon.”

“It’s too much, too soon.”

He reached for her hand. “I get it. It’s okay.”

“Thank you.”

“But that doesn’t mean I won’t be spending all my waking hours waiting for the moment I can make it happen again.”

“Michael.”

“Don’t worry. I’d never force the matter. Besides, I enjoyed having you thrust yourself at me.”

“Are you ever going to let me live it down?”

“Not in this century, sweetheart.”

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Desitny's End by Apryl Baker & Jonathan Yanez COVER REVEAL & PRE-ORDER


DESTINY’S END by Apryl Baker & Jonathan Yanez releases January 23rd from Limitless Publishing! This is book 3 in the Decadia Series!

Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Designs



War.
Rebellion.
Treachery. 
Loyalty.

Valeria Dendali Riverthorne wanted no part of these things, but they were thrust onto her. She came to Atlantis looking for a place to call home, not to head up a rebellion. When she arrives, she and her crew are arrested on sight for aiding and abetting a known criminal, her grandfather Tobias Blood, but then Ileana, leader of the Thieves Guild, rescues them from certain death and welcomes her to the growing rebellion as the future queen. 

Everyone is pushing her to be something she’s not, but she can’t abandon the people of Atlantis to the cruel ruler Kronos…or the crazed magician Hera, who has plans of her own regarding the throne. Valeria is thrown into a world that makes no sense to her and is forced to make hard choices—choices that will follow her the rest of her life. 

With the help of Dragons, the lost city of Atlantis that has been cut off since the last true heir died, and some new weapons, it’s up to Valeria to save the home she’s always searched for. 

But will it be too late?


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MEET THE AUTHORS
APRYL BAKER: So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.

Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

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JONATHAN YANEZ spent five years after graduating from college in sales and management before he realized life is too short to be doing anything but what you love. He lives in Southern California with his wife where he writes everyday, grateful for the opportunity.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Accepting Submissions for ROMANCE books! Get Published Today!


Limitless Publishing, LLC is seeking new submissions in romance, including all sub-genres, novellas to full-length novels. We are especially interested in series or novels with series potential, but will also consider standalones.

We love alpha males, bad boys, billionaires, country boys, businessmen, bikers, crime bosses, professors, athletes…something for everybody! From dark romance to contemporary romance to rom-coms!

You May Query If…
  • You are willing to give us your ebook, print, & audio rights for a minimum of 5 years.
  • If you have active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, etc.
  • You are open to editing or revising if necessary.
  • You are using your social media regularly.
  • You are willing to promote your book.


Your Query…
  • We accept email submissions only.
  • SEND TO submissions@limitlesspublishing.com
  • Pease include a brief author bio, your writing background, and publishing history.
  • List your social media links, including Wattpad, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and links to your blog or website.
  • Include your novel’s 1) genre, 2) word count, 3) whether series or standalone, and if it’s a series, how many books you have planned, 4) your legal name and pen name, if one is used.
  • Your query email should include a brief description of your book, not to exceed 200 words.

Your Manuscript
  • We accept Microsoft Word documents only.
  • Attach the FIRST 4 CHAPTERS only. (If you are a current Limitless author, you may include the full manuscript.)
  • NO INCEST OR GRAPHIC RAPE SCENES. If your story does include any rape or dubious consent scenes, please include the page numbers on which they appear.
  • We DO accept previously published or self-published works, as long as you can prove you currently hold the rights and the work has NOT been published within the past six months.
  • If our submissions team does request your full manuscript, please format it according to our specifications listed below.
  • Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, please allow 4 weeks before sending follow-up emails, unless you did not receive a message acknowledging receipt of your submission.

Formatting Guidelines
  • All files should be in a Microsoft Word document
  • Use Times New Roman, 12-point font
  • Single line spacing, with NO additional line space between paragraphs except at scene breaks
  • Use automatic 0.2” indented paragraphs ONLY. Please, no tabs or spaces.
  • Mark scene breaks with 3 asterisks (***).


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Get Published! Submissions Call for Horror and Thriller Short Stories!


Limitless Publishing is accepting short stories for the horror and dark fiction anthology Carnival of Nightmares. Completed stories should be 10,000 words (7,500 minimum, 12,000 maximum, with 10,000 as the ideal length).
We are looking for original, dark, delightfully disturbed stories ranging from classic horror to dark, urban fantasy style.
In keeping with the theme, the story should feature elements involving a circus, carnival, traveling show, or amusement park. Whether it’s a spectral show that appears as an omen of darkness to come, a monster hiding in plain sight in a seemingly innocent family venue, or a band of traveling performers with an evil agenda, it’s something that will inspire nightmares.
Interested authors should email with a short summary (not to exceed 250 words) of their story in the body of the email and attach the following in two separate Word documents:
·      Document 1: Your complete, edit-ready short story of approximately 10,000 words. Format as follows…
o   1” margins, 12-point Times New Roman
o   Auto indent for paragraphs of 0.2” (Do NOT use tabs)
o   Single space, with NO additional line space between paragraphs
o   If your story contains chapters, use a page break (control+enter) to move to the new page. (Do NOT hit multiple line returns to reach the new page)
·      Document 2: Author’s recent publishing history and current social media links
DEADLINE to submit the story is JUNE 1, 2018.
Submissions should be sent to lori@limitlesspublishing.com.
Authors will be notified on or about JULY 1, 2018 if their story has been selected.
Tentative release date is planned for OCTOBER 26, 2018.
Please email lori@limitlesspublishing.com for more information.

TRUE SACRIFICE by Amanda Mackey

Friday, December 29, 2017

SUBMISSIONS CALL!


Limitless Publishing is accepting story proposals for the horror and dark fiction anthology 13: Cult. Completed stories should be 10,000 words (7,500 minimum, 12,000 maximum, with 10,000 as the ideal length).
We are looking for original, dark, delightfully disturbed stories ranging from classic horror to dark, urban fantasy style. In keeping with the theme, the story should feature elements involving a cult with an evil agenda, someone obsessed with or stolen by a cult, something summoned by a cult with diabolical results, etc.
Interested authors should submit the following in a single Word document:
·      A description of your planned story, not to exceed 500 words, including the premise, key plot points, and resolution of the story (Please do not send the full story yet, if it is complete)
·      Author’s recent publishing history
·      Author’s current social media links
DEADLINE to submit the story proposals is MARCH 1, 2018.
Proposals should be sent to lori@limitlesspublishing.com.
Authors will be notified on or about March 6, 2018 if their story has been selected.
Authors will then have until MAY 7, 2018 to send their completed, edit-ready story.
Tentative release date is planned for AUGUST 14, 2018.

Please email lori@limitlesspublishing.com for more information.