Friday, August 18, 2017

Featured Author: Derek Adam

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Derek Adam!!
 



Mass Casualty



Synopsis

With 12 years under his belt as a highly-regarded paramedic in Detroit, Bobbie Badger has seen it all. Despite a tragic loss that shattered his home life, he has remained a stoic guardian to the city, committed to saving lives.

Until someone, or something, chose him as a target.

As ominous warnings surface, and those closest to him begin to turn up dead, Badger’s only salvation could rest with his estranged wife, Holly - a combat veteran, and sheriff’s deputy.

Will skill, passion, and determination be enough to overcome what hunts him?

Mature Content Warning: Mass Casualty is a medical thriller featuring two paramedics and includes elements of action, comedy, heroism, crime, mystery, and suspense. Some story elements are based on true patient encounters and could elicit a strong emotional response. As this book is also a second chance romance, there are erotica romance elements featuring explicit sexual scenes including light BDSM.






Due Soldati 


Synopsis 

Carter Avery is a by-the-book detective for Detroit and surrounding Wayne County. Known for his cunning and eagle eyes on the crime scene, he’s assigned to decipher a string of unusual murders that will test his skill, and that of his new partner, Nick Farzo. In a city wrought with political corruption and organized crime, these two white-knight homicide detectives will stop at nothing to put the offenders behind bars.

That is, until an outside influence delivers an ultimatum to the city of Detroit on the eve of Devil’s Night, where a record number of arson outbreaks plague the city annually. When entire fire crews start turning up dead, and the the budding romances among the women closest to Nick and Carter come under fire, these two soldiers may have to loosen their moral code to put their target down.






About Derek Adams:
Derek is a retired Emergency Medical Professional and has been a lover of telling stories his entire life, having made the transition from “filthy liar” to “sexy author” about the same time silver hairs started showing up in his face (and other places.)

In the early days, he attempted to write science fiction and high fantasy, but discovered it was more fun to write about people touching other people’s tingle-places (smut is cool.) while mixing in action, explosions, and plenty of WTF moments.

He’s also a gamer, gym rat, snow hater (despite living in Michigan), life liver, stunt double for Hulk, and he considers himself to be aggressively unfancy.

Facebook Author Page: www.facebook.com/authorderekadam
Reader Group (Derek Adam's Between The Lines)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DerekAdamBTL/ 
I'm also a member of the Romance and Erotica Author Frat group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/REAuthorFraternity/
Instagram: @authorderekadam
Twitter: @tbaymedia
Check out my website, upcoming signings, books coming soon, swag and more:
Http://www.AuthorDerekAdam.com


Interview with Derek Adam:
1. Can you tell us a little about your books?
 Both of my books take place in what I call my Motor City Universe, a version of the Detroit area (southeast Michigan) that I've created. My first book, Mass Casualty, was inspired by my time working in emergency medicine. It came from a pretty personal place and I really enjoyed working on that one. There's a lot of me and my experienced injected in that book and a ton of emotion. Due Soldati is one of the character prequels for Mass Casualty. It takes place years earlier in the timeline and features as the main character two homicide detectives that make a brief appearance in my first book. It delves into their early partnership. Lots more action, humor, romance, and steamy woowoo.  
 
2.What got you into writing? 
I wrote my first story when I was like 8 or 9 years old. It was the kind of drivel a kid would right, but when I realized I could pull any world out of my head and put it to paper, and populate it anyway I wanted, I was hooked. That was right around the time I got into Dungeons and Dragons with friends so it was just this big creative explosion for me.
 
3. What is a usual writing day like for you, how is it structured? 
I wake up around 7 or 8, grab coffee, kiss the family, wander into my home office and disappear until it's dinner time. If I dont skip dinner I'll take a break to eat with the family but I skip meals a lot. I usually finish up around midnight or so.  Any given work day between my fiction writing and my client work (I'm a freelance writer by day) I'm churning around 5k-10k words a day.
 
4. Do you have a favorite spot to write? 
I usually just work out of my home office even though I have a laptop. I can shut the door, turn up my Spotify, and only get bothered when one of my kids busts in to ask me for a pen for the gazillionth time.
 
5. What's one random fact about yourself that you can share
When I worked in EMS I once raced a life flight helicopter from one hospital to another about 20 minutes away and managed to park my rig at the ER before he touched down on the helipad. I feel like he let me win but the pilot gave me a high five and they gave me one of their flight pins.  
 
6. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have? 
The ability to manipulate and stop time at will. I could take all the time I needed to get work done, crank out some books, then start time up and enjoy all the time with my family.  Wake up the next day, stop time, crank out the work, catch a nap, start time - enjoy the day.  :D
 
7. Are you attending any Author Signing Event?  
Quite a few actually!  Here's my list for the rest of this year.  You can find my author signing schedule on my website www.authorderekadam.com
For the Love of Books – Chicago
October 14th, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Glass City Author Event
October 28th, 2017
12:00 PM EST
Toledo Seagate Convention Center
401 Jefferson Ave
Toledo, OH 43604
Rebels and Readers
November 3rd & 4th, 2017
12:00 PM EST
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
1 Center Plaza
Huntington, WV 25701

8. What are you working on next? 
I have a couple projects I'm working on right now.  One is another character prequel for Mass Casualty, going back to the origin of Hunter - a paramedic and one of the main characters of that story. Unlike Mass Casualty which is a medical thriller/romance, Hunter's backstory will be an erotic comedy - a genre to match his personality. The other title is called Veil of Darkness. It's the first book in a series of three books that will be a paranormal romance series. The first book is slated to drop on Halloween but I plan to have signed paperbacks ready for the Glass City event on October 28th.
 

Release Blitz for Balance Check by M.E. Carter




Title: Balance Check
A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 18, 2017



Blurb

Life has a funny way of throwing you off balance.

Take me for example. I spent years in a bad marriage with a self-serving ass, only to have the love of my life show up when I least expected him. Greg helped me on my journey of self discovery and taught me that, no, I’m not perfect. But I’m perfectly me.  It was an amazing journey.

We laughed hard. We loved even harder.

And then he was suddenly and cruelly ripped away from me by the unclenching jaws of fate.

Ok, so it wasn’t that dramatic. And I really need to stop watching the Investigation Channel.

But now Greg is back and as it turns out, re-incorporating someone into your life isn’t that easy. Between jobs, kids, and barely-there friendships, life and love can be messy. Making it all work is a balancing act. 

But we’re determined to get it in check.








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Mother, reader, storytellerME Carter never set out to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled. With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy because of it.


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Release Boost for Crave: Part One by E.K. Blair




Title: Crave: Part One
Series: Crave Duet #1
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2017



Blurb

Kason and Adaline.

From the moment they met, they started to fall. Neither of them predicted just how far the drop would be, though.

Loving Adaline was all Kason had ever wanted to do. But layer by layer, he started to unravel, forcing Adaline to face an addiction she never could’ve imagined.

This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.








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E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.

A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.


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Cover Reveal for UNFILTERED by Leigh Lennon

UNFILTERED
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Release Blitz for Ginger by Angera Allen




Title: Ginger
Series: Spin It #2
Author: Angera Allen
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 18, 2017



Blurb

The Women of Spin It, Inc.

Working for Lucas “Luc” Mancini’s record label is not for the faint of heart. Their lives are fast paced and filled with music, mayhem and hot men.

GINGER

SPIN IT: BOOK TWO

She hasn’t been Ginger “Snow” Wolfe, the daughter of the Wolfeman MC President in years. She’s DJ Gin Gin, an up and coming star in the world of underground music. She left that life... she left because of him, Micah “Shy” Jenkins. The one who built her up, only to leave her broken and bitter. He’s the ghost that has haunted her for the past three years.

The glamorous life of DJ Gin Gin is fast paced. She has her music, she has her girls and is living the life she always dreamed. Nights behind the decks, hyping up the crowd and traveling the world. Then there’s Brant. Her friend, her confidant, and her protector. Her good time with no strings attached. He just broke through her walls with an off the charts chemistry she hasn’t allowed herself to feel in years.

After a heroic incident leaves Ginger broken and vulnerable, she is forced to face the inevitable collide of the life she left behind and the independence she has worked so hard to build.

Shy is back with a full vengeance to claim her and make her see the past isn’t what she thought it was. Brant refuses to let her go and is willing to fight for the girl he wants to claim as his own. As if this conflict wasn’t enough, drama ensues that threatens to take it all away. 

In the battle of the past and the present, who will win Ginger’s future?







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Crazy, outgoing, adventurous, full of energy and talks faster than an auctioneer with a heart as big as the ocean... that is Angera. A born and raised California native, Angera is currently living and working in the Bay Area. Mom of a smart and sassy little girl, an English bulldog, two Siamese Cats and a fish named Red. She spends her days running a successful law firm but in her spare time enjoys writing, reading, dancing, playing softball, spending time with family and making friends wherever she goes. She started writing after the birth of her daughter in 2012 and hasn’t been able to turn the voices off yet. The Spin It series is inspired by the several years Angera spent married into the world of underground music and her undeniable love of dirty and gritty romance novels.


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Promo Blitz for Social Media (The Complete 6-Book Collection) by JA Huss


Social Media
JA Huss
Publication date: August 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
When Grace @FilthyBlueBird tweeted her dirtiest, most delicious secret desires to MovieStar @VaughnAsher she never expected a reply, let alone a face-to-face meeting and an offer of a lifetime.
And when MovieStar @VaughnAsher figured out the woman vacationing at his family’s St. Thomas resort was the author of all those dirty hashtags she was relentlessly tweeting at him… well, that was a challenge he couldn’t pass up. He was more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld.
@FilthyBlueBird’s online fantasy is about to collide with her real-life reality. And it’s about to happen now.
What started out as a fun, filthy tweet turned into the romance of a lifetime. If—that is—your idea of romance is the #asshole real-life persona of a kinky off-screen control freak.

EXCERPT:
GRACE @FilthyBlueBird
I can’t stand silence, it drives me crazy. So I’m a talker. I’m a gabber. I’m what they call… social. I pin things, I share things, I plus things. I like, I follow, and I comment.
But most of all… I tweet. I’m a tweeter. I live for the Twitter. I chirp good morning like a little blue bird from my bed in the AM and then chirp good evening again every night.
Even before social media took over the world I was this girl. From my very first year I have been one of those butterflies. Yes—I’m putting my hand up to stop the protests—my very first year. Because my first birthday picture was of me whispering a secret into my big brother’s ear.
And after social media took over the world I embraced this girl. My bestie, Bebe, and I have this whole social thing down to a science. We are the champions of chatter, the proponents of prattle, the backers of blather. We are the goddesses of gossip and we own this shit. We take bubbly optimism to a whole new virtual level. Our motto is Happiness is a #Hashtag and we live life knowing the fairy tale is possible, even if you only get it online.
Who needs reality anyway? Reality is being orphaned at thirteen. Reality is foster homes and loneliness. Reality is a risk ripe for disappointment.
But thank God for Bebe and her family. They welcomed me in with open arms and instead of something tragic, I became the poster child for surviving and came out the other end not only intact, but better than ever.
But back to my mouth—and by extension, my fingertips since they do all my talking on Twitter—it has a mind of its own.
And that mind is very dirty.
Yes, my name is Grace Kinsella and I’m a filthy tweeter.
I can turn a hundred and forty characters into living sex. I can string words together in a way that will make you wet your panties with lust. I can make a man blush before he even gets to the hashtag. I am famous for pithy filth.
In fact, my girlfriends and I have an online Facebook group called the Filthy Blue Birds. And we’re not the only ones. The world of pithy filth is booming, friends. There are endless groups like ours. There are legions of shy girls who come alive when faced with the hundred-and-forty-character challenge. And there is a very special place online where we meet, challenging each other to achieve a new level of smexy typing.
I call that Twitter list Dirty Heaven. I made it up, like literally I’m the freaking founder. So Dirty Heaven is my kingdom and I’m the queen.
I’ll stop here to take a bow.
Besides being a list, Dirty Heaven is an online competition that happens on Twitter every Saturday night across the world—yes, we have filthy tweeters from all walks of life. At 8 PM Eastern the FT’s come alive and each league puts up their best and brightest. You get one tweet, one hashtag, and one chance to shine.
I don’t win anymore, it’s simply not fair. I’m now the judge. But back when we were first putting this together my tweets took me to Dirty Heaven time after time after time. That’s back when we used to have the competitions nightly and the group was small. Just fifteen or twenty of my closest online stranger friends. Each competition we had an online muse and we took turns choosing who would benefit from our blush-inducing prose. Sometimes the girls picked models or rock stars.
I only ever had one muse and his name is Vaughn Asher.
Yes, the Vaughn Asher. A Hollywood legend. He started out in the boy band 2 Far Out, then when his angelic voice changed as he hit puberty he graduated into Disney sitcoms. Most child actors would fade after that, never able to make the transition. But Vaughn Asher doubled down on the workouts—gaining the title of Most Envied Body in Hollywood six years in a row from Buzz Hollywood Magazine—and the preteen wannabe turned into an action-hero heartthrob overnight.
Just thinking his name makes me sigh. He’s so freaking gorgeous. That messy dark hair that makes him look like he just rolled out of bed. Those tight abs that just make you want to drag your tongue all over them to see if they taste as good as they look. And that package, boy. He’s never done any nudes so I have to use my imagination, but my imagination is vivid. I have a very clear picture.
Besides, you know what they say about a man’s thumbs, right? Well, Vaughn Asher has incredible thumbs. And large feet. They say that too.
Yes, doing filthy things to his six-foot-two frame has been my idea of Dirty Heaven for almost three years now. I’d like to say I’ve said everything imaginable about him, but that’s not true. I never run out of ideas. It’s like my brain only exists to compose a one-hundred-and-forty-character sentence that will turn him red.
That’s my fantasy. That’s my fairy tale. Vaughn Asher doing things to me that can only be said in a hashtag.


Author Bio:
JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty books. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.




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Release Blitz for Havoc by Laramie Briscoe




Title: Havoc
Series: Moonshine Task Force #3
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2017



Blurb

When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime…

Holden “Havoc” Thompson

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.

The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again – let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness.

I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my protection.

Leighton Strather

My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama, we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve ruined.

My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get.

It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that's what I tell myself.

I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust, hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.







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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.



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