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Happy Release Day: “The Revenger” By Debra Anastasia

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Diva Promotions | 2 comments

Happy Release Day: “The Revenger” By Debra Anastasia

Happy release day, Debra Anastasia, and congratulations on the release of The Revenger! Summary: The real hero of this story is dead. You should have met him. He was a beautiful man. The love of my life. I didn’t deserve him. Now what’s left are the jagged edges of the person I am without him, and what I have to do to get by. This isn’t even a story about love. Not really. It’s a twisted tale of revenge and hate—a happily never after. The only man in my life now is the one I have to kill. I’m Savvy Raine. I used to be a wife. I used to be a mother. Now I am the Revenger.   Excerpt: “What the hell are you?” He searched frantically for the door latch, his panic making him oblivious to the open top of the Jeep above him. He didn’t deserve an answer, and he wouldn’t get one. Only in her head would she respond. She pulled him from the backseat and held him aloft, thinking, I’m a mom without a reason. I’m a person without a life. I’m dead with no escape.   Review: I am constantly overwhelmed by the amount of talent Debra Anastasia has. I’ve yet to meet anyone who can craft a tale the way she can, drawing you in so that you believe the unbelievable—suspend your logical mind and just allow her words to wrap around you and make you witness to the story as if there should never be a doubt about their legitimacy. The Revenger is her latest tale, and it opens with such pain—a woman who’s lost her husband and her daughter to an accident she feels she’s responsible for—I teared up from the image of her at their unmarked gravestone. For a year, Savvy’s been a ghost of a person, eating because that’s what you do, bathing for the same reason, but not living. Her brother Toby keeps an eye on her, making sure she doesn’t try to harm herself—again. But she’s got no purpose anymore. A year after the accident, Savvy is just trying to find a way to end it all when suddenly she’s different. Her vision is clearer, she can hear more acutely, and her strength—where did it come from? She sees people differently, too. The bad guys are now crystal clear to Savvy. Is this her purpose? Was she spared from death to stop the criminals? The rage she feels is new and powerful, and it gives her a sense of purpose until she comes across the person truly responsible for the death of her husband and daughter. Is revenge why she’s still alive? Or is her purpose something deeper than revenge? Can she restrain these new instincts to kill and instead, show the killer her truth? That’s about all I’m going say for now because I don’t want to spoil anything. However, this story takes you on so many twists and turns and ups and downs it should be a roller coaster. I honestly thought I had it all worked out a third of the way in, and let me tell you, I was wrong, wrong, wrong! And that made me so crazy happy! I love when an author can surprise me with plot twists and unexpected turns. The Revenger is a story about pain. Pain and suffering and hoping like hell that it’s all worth it in the end. And it’s also about love—because, come on, it wouldn’t be a Debra Anastasia story without love in it. It’s not your normal kind of love, though. It’s learning about the different kinds of love. It’s learning how to love and how to accept that love can be real—can exist—and that it doesn’t make you weak but instead makes you strong. Did it make me cry? Yup. A couple of times, actually, and the last time was simply from the way the author put her beautiful words together. But this book also gave me a sense of satisfaction… you’ll have to read for yourself to understand why. Congratulations on the...

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New Release: Homewrecker Incorporated by S. Simone Chavous

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Diva Promotions | 0 comments

New Release: Homewrecker Incorporated by S. Simone Chavous

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TODAY!!!  TITLE: Homewrecker Incorporated Author: S. Simone Chavous Publisher: Indie Pages: 326 Genre: Romance Without love, marriage is just business. At least that’s what Claudia Mason tells the women who seek her firm’s unique services. With wealthy husbands who see their wedding rings as meaningless pieces of jewelry, they trust Claudia to do whatever is necessary to gather the hard evidence needed to shatter an ironclad prenup. She is the best in the business and has yet to meet a mark she couldn’t get the goods on—solidifying her belief that no man can be trusted. After landing a client who is her ticket to retirement, she is on top of the world. Until a chance encounter with Greyston Michaels turns her carefully controlled world upside down. Greyston shows Claudia a part of herself she thinks she’s lost, making her question everything she believes about men—and love. But in Claudia’s world, following her heart is bad for business. And business is everything. Exclusive Excerpt   After a brief moment of stunned gawking, I managed a smile and tore my gaze from those sexy, full lips. I didn’t know how I forced my legs to move me onto that elevator. Once I was on, I turned my back in an attempt to guard myself from him. “What floor?” His tone sounded amused, although the alluring timbre of his voice sent a shiver down my spine. The one we were standing on would have sufficed for what I had in mine. “Um, seven,” I replied over my shoulder. My voice caught slightly in my throat. God, he smelled divine, like leather and fresh spring rain. He reached forward around me. I could feel his eyes on me while he pressed the button to take us up. It was hard to breathe so near him, as if all the oxygen burned away by the sizzling attraction between us. I’d known he was gorgeous before, I’d met plenty of attractive men in my life, but this was different. I tried again to remind myself he was just another job. I couldn’t afford to lose control. Still, standing so close to him, I realized what I’d seen of him before was like gazing at a distant star. You recognized its light, its beauty, but it wasn’t until you were sucked into its orbit you could fully appreciate its power. That’s how I felt being alone in his presence. As if some invisible yet undeniable force was drawing me in. Gravity. “This must be my lucky day.” I chanced a glance over my shoulder as he resumed his relaxed position against the wall, seemingly unaffected. My stomach tightened and I pulled the portfolio closer to my chest. I was certain he could hear my heart pounding in the relative silence. No, fuck that. I had to get it together. It was just a simple case of instant chemistry, and he was just another man—a job, nothing more, nothing less. Sure, I’d never felt anything like it before, but that didn’t matter. So what if he’d caught me off guard, and I’d wanted to fuck him the instant I laid eyes on him. It might not have been exactly what I’d planned for, but this was an opportunity, not only to get the job done, but also to have one hell of a good time doing it. I could roll with it. Links Amazon || Barnes & Noble || iBooks || Kobo || Facebook || Goodreads || Twitter  || Website   About The Author S. Simone Chavous is a contemporary and paranormal romance author. Her debut trilogy, The Fate Series, has been a best seller in the paranormal romance category. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, sketching, cooking, and spending time with family. She lives in northern Indiana with her boyfriend, two beautiful daughters, and their rambunctious Vizsla.   To learn more about S. Simone, please visit: www.ssimonechavous.com or connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ssimonechavous....

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New Release: SNACK by Emme Burton

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Diva Promotions | 0 comments

New Release: SNACK by Emme  Burton

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TODAY!!!  TITLE: SNACK Author: Emme Burton Publisher: Indie Pages: 172 Genre: Romance   Marcus “Snack” Snackenberg is a born lady-killer. When Minnie Cooper moves back to her dad’s hometown as a child with her two brothers and Star Wars action figures in tow, they become immediate friends. By junior high, Minnie, although unaware, is in love with him. Snack is completely in touch with his feelings for her. Sometimes the villain in the story isn’t a person. Sometimes it’s time. And space. And fear. Fear of losing the best friend you’ve ever had. Snack. An overnight romance… twenty-six years in the making.     Exclusive Excerpt Snack plops down on the bed next to where I’m standing. Reaching out for my boxers, he takes the hem between his thumb and forefinger and tugs it lightly. The back of his finger grazes my upper thigh, leaving tingly warmth in its wake. “Nice boxers,” he says. “Whose are they?” I have no idea. Probably my dad’s or Clip’s. I shrug. “I’ll bring you some of mine. I only want you wearing mine from now on.” “Uh, O-Kay.” I stutter in response to his demand and most definitely his touch. I have no problem with that. Must be another one of Snack’s weird possessive things. Snack twists the fabric of my boxers around his fingers and pulls me toward him. “Come here and kiss me. I can’t believe you haven’t kissed me yet.” My heart thumps out of control and my brain is frozen. I’ve heard actors say things like that in movies, but in real life? I guess it does actually happen.   Links Amazon || iBooks || Kobo || Facebook || Goodreads || Twitter  About The Author Emme Burton is the author of the Better Than series: Better Than Me, Fix It For Us and most recently Still Into You. A standalone, SNACK, is coming in Winter 2016. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her amazing husband and sons, and her “fur boy.” Emme has never, ever been lost in a mall either as a child or an adult. Her mother, and now her family, have always known where to find her. At the...

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New Release: Tied Together by ZB Heller

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Diva Promotions | 0 comments

New Release: Tied Together by ZB Heller

Ryan Keller has it all: a great supportive family, friends, and no limit to his self-confidence. Coming out of the closet was not as traumatic as he would have thought. In fact, it was glitter, unicorns, and rainbows. Navigating through life isn’t easy for any man, let alone a gay one. Rest assured that Ryan has it handled. Brandon Ford comes from the wrong side of the tracks. With a dark past, he doesn’t have much going for him, no money, no friends, definitely no charisma, and his family makes people on Jerry Springer look like total winners. Life can’t be worse—until it becomes unbearable. When Ryan helps Brandon out of a bad situation, chemistry sparks between them. Only Brandon has one problem: He’s hiding in the closet with no way of finding his way out. After years apart, Ryan runs into Brandon as he has his head between his friend’s lady business to deliver her baby. This spells emotional turmoil for both Ryan and Brandon. Can years of resentment and bad feelings pull them apart or force them to work on their relationship so they can end up Tied Together. No Amazonian Hybrid Anaconda Turtles were harmed in the making of this book. I was outed by accident when I was seventeen years old. I had a whole elaborate plan how I was going to tell my parents I was gay. I was going to decorate my family’s living room with rainbow-colored flags, cook up some rainbow Jell-O, and have a Cher CD playing. I didn’t even like Cher, but from what I heard, she was a gay idol. My outing was going to be the baddest bitch of a coming-out party known to man. Even though I had the elaborate plan in my head, the other part of my mind had horrible images of my parents sobbing on the couch, holding each other for support. They would ask themselves what they did wrong in raising me to make me want to stick my dick up another guy’s pooper. I imagined my baby sister, Cara, would point and laugh at me, asking if I wanted to wear her high heels to homecoming. The answer would be no, I was a flats only kind of guy. Just because I was gay didn’t mean I dressed in drag. My folks would then throw me out of the house, and I would be forced to live on the streets and turn tricks for some pimp named Rocco with diamond-studded grills. I was in my father’s woodshed making out with Peter Collins. We were both seniors but went to different high schools. Peter was the definition of California Valley girl—but the male counterpoint. He was hot, sexy, blond, and built, but as bright as a broken light bulb. His lack of brain cells worked in my favor because, unfortunately, I was a complete moron when it came to anything that had to do with sex. The only relationship my dick had was with my hand and a bunch of gay porn sites. For some miraculous reason, there I was, sticking my tongue down Peter’s throat. I would never forget the conversation we had in that shed. “You have the sweetest lips,” I said. I tried to sound as romantic as I possibly could because what does one say when one is lying on dirt and concrete. I was also trying to distract Peter with my lack of sexual experience by whispering sweet nothings in his ear. “Peter, I love the way you smell.” Or: “Peter, you have such beautiful eyes; they’re the color of a blooming iris.” And my favorite: “Peter your breath smells so minty sweet. What toothpaste do you use?” I didn’t get much of a reaction. “I could kiss you all day.” I was going with the sweet nothings and threw in some dreamy eye action for good measure. I watched a lot of gay porn. Sometimes the actors would say romantic stuff like that to further the mood. Okay, that’s a lie. I had no idea if they...

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Happy Release Day: A Matter of Trust by Q.T Ruby

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Diva Promotions | 0 comments

Happy Release Day: A Matter of Trust by Q.T Ruby

    She’s stuck in a rut, stuck in life and stuck in an elevator with Hollywood’s hottest actor. And of course she’s just come from the gym. Claire Parelli just can’t seem to catch a break, well, except for heartbreak, that is. After a lifetime of following the rules, she winds up heartbroken, unfulfilled, and hiding from life. But she can’t hide for long. After getting stuck aboard a broken elevator with Hollywood It-Boy, Daniel Chase, they begin a secret romance that pries Claire out of her element, out of her shell, and out of her sweatpants. But when their romance accidentally goes public, Claire’s life implodes, leaving her to choose to hunker down in the safety of her sweatpants, or risk her fragile heart on a chance at life, love, and the pursuit of better clothing.   The doors unlock as I approach the car, and I scramble into the passenger seat and lock my door. Moments later, Dan slips into the car as the paparazzi swarm, flashing their cameras through the windows. I duck my head to my knees and cover my face. Finally, we pull away from the curb—and away from the paparazzi. “Are you all right?” Dan asks, his focus shifting from me to the road. “Yeah, I’m okay.” My voice is shaky, and I breathe deeply. “Does that really happen on a regular basis?” He shakes his head. “It’s ridiculous sometimes. Believe it or not, that wasn’t all that bad.” I blink, trying to erase the spots. “Are those going to be bad for business?” “What?” He glances at me. “You know—Daniel Chase is out with a female!” I wave my hands a little. He snickers and shrugs playfully. “I’ll just say I was out with my granny.” I swat his shoulder with my purse. “Very nice. I’ll report that the babysitting went well.” Dan laughs. He glances in the rearview mirror then the side mirrors. “Looks like we’re clear. Where do you want to go?” I shake my head. “Well, I’m not up for that again.” He nods. We drive aimlessly without speaking for a few minutes. Then . . . “Hear me out, all right?” He glances at me nervously. “All right.” “There aren’t many private places to go. The same thing might happen at any other pub we go to, so that leaves us with two places—my hotel or your flat.”       Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Nook | Kobo Daydream believer and homecoming queen, Q.T. Ruby, can now add writer to her resume, which includes thinking in song lyrics. She began her writing career as a child, channeling her ideas into songs she wrote and performed for a bedroom full of Barbies and stuffed animals. She now serenades her children with her songs, like “Just Eat What’s On Your Plate” and “You Are the Cutest, but Pick Up Your Stuff.” Q.T. Ruby loves her mom’s homemade rice pudding, pizza and movie night at home with her family, and is lucky enough to teach middle school in Connecticut where she was born and raised.   Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads...

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