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Month: December 2015
Go 99Cent Crazy at The Literary World of @SylviaHubbard1 #OneClick #amreading #kindle
The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard
Three favorites you’ll like if you haven’t gotten them yet are available. (Links are to amazon but these books are also available at other bookstores as well below)
SMASHWORDS (ebook)| AMAZON (Paperback & Kindle) | B&N/Nook| Kobo Reader| Sony Reader | iTunes Apple Bookstore|
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#CoverReveal For The First Time #anthology #comingsoon
Releasing January 12th
You never forget your first time…
A brand new anthology of original, never-before-read stories from today’s hottest authors, including:
Alessandre Torre, Kim Karr, Jen Frederick, Alexa Riley, Lynda Chance, Sarah Castille, Nina Lane, CJ Roberts, Anna Zaires, Nikki Sloane, Cynthia Sax, Avery Aster, Pam Godwin, Skye Warren, Julia Sykes, Cynthia Rayne, Jenika Snow, Debra Presley, Shoshanna Evers, Tamsen Parker, and Nina Levine!
From young heartbreak to a virginity auction, from the chance meeting to the happily ever after, twenty-one exclusive stories explore first love in all its forms. This set includes almost 200,000 words of steamy encounters and sweet romance.
New Release: A Perfect Storm by LaShawn Vasser
Brand new and on FIYAH! A Perfect Storm is the conclusion of the Storm series by LaShawn Vasser, and maaaaaaaaaann… She set if off in this one! I pretty much thought I had this lil story all figured out, but I was soooooooo incredibly wrong.
A Storm Is Coming should really be read first because this one picks right up where book 1 leaves off. Yes, I highly recommend both. This is some fine storytelling y’all. Scream at your Kindle, gasp-worthy, girl bye kinda storytelling.
Peep the trailer, then go click it up!
A Perfect Storm from LaShawn Vasser on Vimeo.
My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis
I’m starting to realize there’s little Jill Shalvis would write that I won’t absolutely love.
My thanks to Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of this book.
Cedar Ridge is her new series, and My Kind of Wonderful is the second novel. In the first one we got to love on Aiden Kincaid as he found his forever with Lily. But this time around we’re full on crushing on Hudson Kincaid (Hud), who’s half of a twin set. His brother Jacob has left Cedar Ridge at 18 and never looked back. Hudson is left with his part of the resort, familial responsibilities, his job as a cop, heading the resort’s security team and a lot of guilt. To say he’s got his plate full is an understatement.
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Bestsellers for December on Literary World of @SylviaHubbard1 #MichLit #MotownLit #MotownWriters
The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard
I have a lot of books. I realize that as more and more new readers start to find my work and ask me questions about books in the past. When I say trying to keep up with all the books I have is like keeping up with needles in the haystack, I’m happy to say I don’t have a problem trying to figure out which story they are talking about unless they just really get the story lines mixed up.
In 2016, I’ve decided to start letting my readers know the BestSellers. These totals come from CreateSpace, Smashwords and Amazon Bookstores that let me know where I’m selling at PRIMARILY.
To find specific bookstores that suite your needs please go to my fiction bookstore and click on the bookstore you’d like to go to in order to get to the book you want.
The links to the books below are…
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There is a hunger… Unchained Love by Savannah Hill #PNR #Erotica @MOBpromos
Book Recommendation: Same Page by G.L. Tomas
One thing I must say that sets this book apart from most of the new adult romances that I’ve read, is all of the things that I’ve mentioned above. The authors did not try to present a “respectable” (for lack of a better description) romance where the guy and the girl deal with some personal challenges that get in the way of their relationship. This story is on some real level shit that some of y’all just won’t like, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. The basis of this narrative…
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Unveiling the cover for Entwined Destiny by @NanaPrah #African #Romance
Entwined Destiny by Nana Prah
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release date: January 12, 2015
Time is ticking away for Adjoa Twum. She has until the end of the year to find a guy, fall in love, and marry. Or else, her father will disinherit her from the family business.
Adjoa hasn’t had success with the dating game. No man meets her expectations. Esi, her cousin, suggests a fake relationship with Adjoa’s best friend, Kwame Opoku, to pacify her relentless father.
Kwame thinks Adjoa’s request is ridiculous. Posing as her boyfriend might get tricky, but he can’t say no to those beautiful eyes. Once the falsified relationship begins, things heat up. He discovers deep feelings for her, feelings that might lose Adjoa and her friendship.
Should they take the chance and up it to the next level?
Adjoa’s polite knuckle knock hadn’t worked, so her fist had to meet the door. He…
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Title: “Cat’s In The Cradle”
Author: Dakota McGraw
Release Date: November 15, 2015
What does a mansion; a prize show cat and a diamond necklace have in common?
That’s Professor Pamela Whitherspoons’ assessment is when she is thrown into the world of cat shows, eccentric owners and the filthy rich who have nothing else better to do. And all Pamela wanted to do was visit her sister in Los Angeles to catch some rays.
Immerse yourself in this case of a kidnapped show cat, through the eyes of reluctant amateur detective Pamela Whitherspoon, as she’s tossed in a world where a Prize Persian has an entourage larger than a rap star, and a throng of adoring fans, that is quite disturbing.
With the help of her sarcastic favorite nephew and later, a very handsome cop, Pamela tries to solve what the media is calling the Pet Crime of the Century.
Can she solve it in time to finish her summer vacation and move on with her life? Or after a insidious “accident”, is her life more in danger than she realizes?
~Buy Links ~
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0182WCLBS
Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/593489
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1059538988
Scribd – https://www.scribd.com/book/289968863/
Inktera – http://bit.ly/1lCWBGz
Hello. My name is Pamela Whitherspoon, a.k.a., amateur animal sleuth, pet detective, pooch finder, you name it. You may be wondering how I got any of those titles. Totally by accident and with a lot of reluctance I assure you.
I don’t even read mysteries on a regular. Okay, I’ll admit, I do watch that old lady writer that always shows up at someone’s house, a party or place of business, and sure enough, there’s a dead body.
But that’s the extent of my mystery acumen. So what happened, that I’m so lucky that people come to me when something inauspicious happens with one of their furry friends?
I’ll tell you. A year and a half ago I helped solved three crimes. Nothing special about the way I solved them; it was all getting in the head of the perpetrator. And since I am a professor of psychology at my local university, it was only natural. Plus some clues here and there of course. But now all of a sudden when Fido goes missing, people come to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind…too much. It’s just that I would really hate to disappoint people if I can’t help them.
You wouldn’t believe the email I get and the cases people want me to work on. Lost canaries and a beagle throwing up its dog chow. Most things a vet can solve. Others are so off the wall, I think the writers of the emails need to go see a shrink, not a detective.
Wait! Did I just refer to myself as a detective? Totally accidental I assure you. But sometimes I question my true occupation.
Now I will confess, that my last so-called case was very interesting. To be honest, it was downright heinous.
My neighbor, Mr. Harris inadvertently let his Dobermans loose and they chewed his wife to death. The police ruled it as accidental homicide. Mr. Harris was so distraught that he even insisted on having the pooches put down.
The authorities had no argument. But it wasn’t like he had a choice; the cops were going to do it for him anyway. They even footed the bill. Mr. Harris wasn’t charged with anything, but was told he couldn’t keep any kind of a pet, not so much as an ant farm!
But something didn’t seem right to me. I don’t know, call it female intuition or my psychology teaching coming into play, but something wasn’t right when Mr. Harris was giving his explanation to authorities. For two days, Harris gave the same explanation to the media, verbatim.
Now, he and Mrs. Harris weren’t exactly the poster children for Match Me Up dot com. And as I recalled she hated….no, feared those dogs. So something was definitely not jelling with his story.
I figured that out when he claimed he first sent the dogs away to a relative out of town, because they were costing too much to feed and care for. Then all of a sudden they were back. So one day, I thought I would be neighborly and give Mr. Harris a visit. Actually, I was being outright nosy.
Nothing changed in his routine to let me know that he had a different job. He and the misses didn’t mention a raise. Not that they would announce that to the world, but you can kinda tell when a person’s income changes. More material items are seen coming into the household. Maybe an addition to the home or new furniture, a vacation. There wasn’t so much as a brand new car in the driveway.
Actually, his finances changed for the worse when the dogs came back. The car they did have, a Lexus was downgraded to a Kia. So I found that odd, since he sent them away in the first place, because of lack of funds. But that wasn’t what really caught my attention and got my antennas up.
I stumbled on his paid in full bill for Dog Protection Training—with the Marines.
It was just a matter of time, a little snooping, plus promising to go out on a date with the head trainer of the dog training academy, to find out that Mr. Harris’s canines were getting more than Alpo in their life.
~ About the Author ~
Dakota McGraw has travel all over the world and lived in various countries. In fact, she made it a point to hit all seven continents before the age of 40. And in 1998 at the age of 33, she traveled to Antarctica on a Russian Ice-breaker ship.
But before that, she lived in Italy taking voice lesions. Classically trained, she is a mezzo-soprano. Her love of classical music can be seen when she writes in her study. Sometimes it’s Rachmaninoff in the background. Other times Chopin or Mozart. Whatever gets her creative juices flowing for her next crime scene.
She’s dated interesting men in her life and is married to one that’s even a mystery to her. LOL.
*WHISPERING* It’s also said that she dated a mobster once. But she said he was in real estate… that’s her story and she’s sticking to it.
An aficionado of the genre herself, Dakota writes her stories with a slightly different spin. Lots of humor. Whether it’s dry, out right hilarious or tongue-in-cheek. And it doesn’t matter what genre.
Who else can have a character crack a joke right in the middle of a morgue scene?
Her love of the genre is so deep, she writes everything from cozies –The Pamela Whitherspoon Mysteries; to romantic suspense –The Vincent Kapoulous Mysteries and even crime/comedy (her own made up genre. LOL). Look out for The Lady and the Mobster coming out early January.
~ Find Dakota on Social Media ~