Thursday, July 2, 2015

COME HOME for the #FreedomHop & #WIN #FREE Books!

Authors Celebrate Our Freedom...
to Live. Love. and Read.

It seems like the perfect time to celebrate romance of all flavors, all types. With nearly thirty authors participating, by hopping to each blog you'll get a sampling of different romance genres.

I'm highlighting my contemporary romances, the Home series.
Rachel Porter, a romance writer, has told her three sons tales of finding their true soul mate since they were just boys.  She lives with the belief that there is but one match for every person.  Now as men, they have yet to discover their soul mates.  That is, until they come home…

COMING HOME (Book 1)
Ryan Porter, Rachel’s oldest son, needs a change from his busy city lifestyle.  After five years of living in New York and establishing his own real estate firm, something is still missing.  When a family tragedy brings Ryan back to his family’s rural home, he meets Tyra.  She just might be the catalyst for the change he needs, redirecting the course of his life.  But first he must accept his relationship with his parents and embrace Tyra’s secrets.

NEVER COMING HOME (Book 1.5, novella)
I have a story to tell, a story I promised never to tell. Hell, it isn't even one I wanted to live through. I just can't keep it inside anymore... now that they're both gone. I have to tell My Story.

Rachel Porter tells her sons about the love of her life, about their father and about their life together. This novella tells the story of the beginning of the Porter family through the Vietnam War, too many losses and a new beginning. It's a tale her sons won't forget, and one that could change them for all time.


FINDING HOME (Book 2)
Coming Soon!
Henry Porter, Rachel’s youngest son, has always been there when she needed him most.  When his father dies unexpectedly, Henry finds himself searching for more meaning to his life.  He wonders if he's really lived - not having gone off to explore the world like his brothers - and he begins taking risks he'd never before considered.  But one call from home brings him back to save the only woman he's ever wanted to be his forever.

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one of these two books already released.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Have you read ANSWERS FOR JULIE by Romantic Suspense Author @CateBeauman?

Welcome Award winning author Cate Beauman to Romance Beckons.
 She is back with the ninth full length romantic suspense novel in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series.  Answers For Julie is on sale now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and more!


Julie Keller relishes the simple things: hot chocolate on winter nights, good friends she calls her family, and her laid-back career as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. Julie is content with her life until Chase Rider returns to Bakersfield.

Bodyguard Chase Rider isn’t thrilled to be back in the town where he spent his childhood summers. His beloved grandmother passed away, leaving him a house in need of major repairs. With a three-week timetable and a lot to do, he doesn’t have time for distractions. Then he bumps into Julie, the one woman he hoped never to see again. Chase tries to pretend Julie doesn’t exist, but ten years hasn’t diminished his attraction to the hazel-eyed stunner.

When a stranger grabs Julie’s arm at the grocery store—a woman who insists Julie’s life isn’t what it seems, Chase can’t help but get involved. Julie and Chase dig into a twenty-five-year-old mystery, unearthing more questions than answers. But the past is closer than they realize, and the consequences of the truth have the potential to be deadly.


The inspiration behind Answers For Julie
I often get my story ideas from watching crime documentaries, but the plot for Answers For Julie came together after I read some sobering FBI statistics in a magazine about the odds of a missing child coming home. Unfortunately, many children are lost forever. The wheels began spinning quickly after that, and a few weeks later, the story was well on its way.

I hope you enjoy Julie and Chase as much as I enjoyed writing them!
~ Cate


Read an excerpt from Answers For Julie
“Good night.” She turned on her side as Becky left and snuggled into her covers, listening to the music from downstairs while she stared at the white lights twinkling on the baby Christmas tree she and mommy had decorated for her room. Noah’s excited voice carried from his room, and her eyes drooped in the warmth and comfort of her bed. Her mind drifted to the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, and her eyes flew open when her bedroom door creaked shut. She didn’t like her door closed.
Sitting up, Alyson relaxed when she realized she wasn’t alone and looked at the woman dressed in a black coat and hat, Becky’s friend who liked to come and play with her and push her on the swings at the park.
“Hi, Ally,” she whispered, stepping farther in the room, looking over her shoulder.
“Hi.” She yawned. “Did you come to play with me?”
“Whisper,” the woman said, glancing over her shoulder again.
She smiled. “Okay.”
“Do you want to come with me? We could go to the park.”
Alyson glanced out the window at fat snowflakes falling in the dark, pushed off her covers, and stood. “I have to ask my mommy.”
“She said it’s okay, but we have to hurry and be very, very quiet.” The woman moved to the bed, grabbed two teddy bears and laid them down, pulling the blankets up and over the stuffed animals. “It’s a secret game.”
Becky and Noah’s voices were muffled through the wall, and Alyson pressed her hand to her mouth, suppressing a giggle. “I like secret games.”
“Me too. Come on.” The woman took something from her pocket with gloved hands and unfolded it, laying a piece of paper flat at the foot of the bed.
“What’s that?”
“A note so your mommy will remember I took you to the park.”
“I only want to play for a little while. I’m going to see Santa with mommy and Noah.”
“Just for a little bit,” the woman assured with a smile. “Let’s hurry.” She lifted Alyson and bundled her under the pink and purple blanket Grandma Porter made for her when she had been a teeny, tiny baby.
“I need my boots and coat.”
“I have some for you at my house.”
“Okay.”
The woman walked to the bedroom door and stopped, holding a finger to her lips. “Shh.”
Alyson grinned and said “Shh” back.
The woman stepped into the hallway and out the French doors that opened to the large balcony Alyson and Noah weren’t allowed to play on and hurried down the long sweep of stairs.
Alyson clung tight to the woman taking her to the park. She stared back at her huge brick and pillar house lit with hundreds of Christmas lights as Becky’s friend ran with her into the shadows of the street.

Did you enjoy the excerpt?
You can read the first chapter on my website, www.catebeauman.com, or you can finish the whole book here!


ABOUT Cate
Cate currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, their two boys, and St. Bernard’s, Bear and Jack. She is the author of the international bestselling and award winning romantic suspense series, Bodyguards of L.A. County.  Before her career as an author, Cate worked in special education for 12 years.

“I’m a pretty lucky girl; one day I woke up and my entire life changed. I saw the light, so to speak, and decided I was going to be a writer. Now, five years later, I’m working on my tenth novel! I’m remain so very grateful for the support and success that I have had.  Thank you!”  - Cate


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Friday, June 26, 2015

‪Have You Read FALLEN ANGEL? A ‪#‎mafiaromance ‪by Alisa Anderson & Cameron Skye @BitchesBeWritin

Fallen Angel: A Mafia Romance Part 5
 A Roman Crime Family Novel
by Alisa Anderson & Cameron Skye

Blurb
Baby girl’s taking a ride
As past, present and future collide
Riding loose, living rough
Wondering when it’s finally enough
Baby boy wants to rescue her from it all
He loves her hard…doesn’t wanna see her fall
He wants to take her away, from all of the pain
From the nightmares begging to leave their stain
But some nightmares…won’t go away
Some find ways…to make you pay
But through darkness and screams you can find the light
It’s just sometimes you do a little dirt…to make it thru the night.

Some events in this series are based on events from author, Cameron Skye’s life. Where does fiction meet reality? You decide.

Fallen Angel is a mafia romance serial novel released every 4 to 6 weeks, at approximately 8000 to 11000 words each. Due to sexual content, implied and actual scenes of abuse, violence, organized crime, language and frequent illegal drug use, we recommend this to mature audiences, ages 18 and over, who are comfortable with this subject matter.

Join the Family #FamilyAboveEverything

Reviews

"Fallen Angel is a dark, tasty appetizer with echoes of "The Sopranos." It's like picking up a Lindt truffle on your way out of the store. There's just enough to wake up your taste buds, or in this case, other parts due South." - Margo's Red Light District
"Gritty,sexy and with a strong but vulnerable female lead. Fallen Angel is a surprisingly good read." - Ingrid Hall
"Is Jess going to get sucked into a world with Nick that will destroy her or will she bring Nick to the other side and they find happy ever after? I will be grabbing the next book soon. I need to know more about this story and what the future holds." - TBird, Crystals Many Reviews
"Fallen Angel is a quick and sexy read. I hope to get the chance to read the next installment. I want to know more about Nick and the dangerous games he's playing." - Angela, Crystals Many Reviews.

Excerpt

Reaching the top of the stairs, he asked the rest of the girls to leave the room. She was sitting in front of the mirror, putting on blood red lipstick. Catching his reflection in the mirror, her eyes filled. She got up to hug him.
 “How you been, bambino?”
 Jess giggled. She always giggled when he called her bambino. “I’ve been perfect.” “Perfect, my ass. Have you eaten anything since we left Miami?” “I’ve eaten.”

“Liar. Jess, you need to stop the coke, this is out of control. You’re getting too fucking thin.”
“Oh, Angel.” She sighed. “One can never be too thin. Model, walking hanger, remember?”
“Fuck being a hanger. I could give a rat’s ass less if you’re a model or not. Come on, you’re going to eat something.” “I’m honestly not hungry. Besides, Nick’s here isn’t he?” “I’m not playing whatever the fuck game is going on between you two. I’m so over the both of you. Come with me now, or I will pick your skinny ass up and carry you directly to him.”
She knew she wasn’t going to win this round, following him to the bar. Going behind, he pulled up a bag. Taking out a bowl of strawberries. “How did you know I love strawberries?” “It’s part of my job to know you, Jess.” “Scary job, huh?” She sighed heavily. “Nah. I’ve grown to love your crazy ass.” He softly touched her cheek, smiling at her with so much care and affection. He truly was her knight in shining armor.
 She smiled back at him, but her smile was short lived.
 “Angel?” Nicks voice bellowed from the background. “At the bar. You need to see this.”
“Don’t you fucking dare call him.” She pleaded, almost becoming hysterical. “Not playing the game remember, dearest?” Nick came around the corner. Stopping when he saw her.

She was nothing but skin and bones. You could count her ribs and see her spine running down her back. His throat squeezed shut, not only because of how she looked, but at the fact she was no longer his.
 He missed her, craved her….loved her. And wanted to beat her ass for how she had let herself get this way. “Jess.” “Nick.”
 “Look at me.” She refused. “I said look at me.”
She turned, her eyes fixed on his face. Crossing her arms over her chest defensively. She tried to hide them under make-up, but he could see the dark purple circles under her eyes. Her face gaunt from the amount of weight she’d lost.
 “Jesus, Jess.” Nick’s voice a hoarse whisper. Filled with hurt and concern. Every emotion she tried to kill for the past four weeks, came back in at once. Hitting her so quickly she felt she couldn’t breathe from her lungs seizing up.

Her heart physically hurt, breaking at the sight of him.
 She started trembling, trying her damndest not to cry.
 “You aren’t working. Carry her to my office.”
 “You don’t get to order me around anymore remember?” “How could I forget that fact, Jess. But the fact this is my club and I’m your boss, overrules any boyfriend, girlfriend bullshit. You’ll do as I say, and I said you aren’t working. There’s no debate on the subject. Angel, pick her up.”

The Series

Parts 1-4 of the series is ‪#‎Free with ‪#‎KindleUnlimited!

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Book 6 in the series is in editing and will be released very shortly. It’s the last book in the Fallen Angel series but for those that love Nick and Jess, we are in talks of continuing their journey.

Meet the Authors

Alisa Anderson
well...alisa did stuff and is still doing stuff. only now she has two boys crazy enuff to want her as their mommy. hey, at least she tried to warn them, so her job is done. she doesn’t like to capitalize, partially because she likes how lower case letters look visually, but mostly out of laziness. please don't judge. it could be you. and she would say, hey. you're alright, buddy. you're ok in my book. now c'mere for a hug. the hug might be pushing it. air kiss? you are strangers, after all, with only a mutual love of poor grammar.

​she reads tons of erotica and romantic, drippy goo that makes her heart go pitter patter. then she thought, hey. what, she said to herself. (softly, of course, so no one finds out she is indeed, 2 nuts short of a fruitcake) maybe you should write this stuff too. maybe someone will like it and maybe buy it. so she said, huh, you think? then she said, well...yeah, i wouldn't have suggested it...(inserts sarcastic tone) and then she was like lose the attitude, ok? then she was all, would you just shut up and write, already? sheesh! and she did. :)

Cameron Skye
When Cameron is not in the lab working toward a Ph.D., in Neuropsychopharmacology, which in laymen's terms is basically finding the effects drugs have on mood and behavior, she is writing stories, creating vivid, intense characters you will never forget.

She believes while life can take you down every path but the right one, eventually everyone will find their happily ever after.

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