No Tricks, But Plenty of Treats!

halloween banner

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I don’t have any Rice Krispy Treats… or chocolate, but for today, October 31st, you can download the books below for FREE! Consider it a calorie-free treat!

3D cover

Malice and Forethought: Short Stories of Malice & Murder

Suspense/Crime/Short Stories

Kindle Unlimited

https://geni.us/Malice

EXCERPTA Hint of Malice

She caught her blurred reflection in the antiquated steel doors of the basement elevator.

Black turtleneck. Black Jeans. Black boots. Jacket and gloves, also black.

If she were in a nightclub, she would be called hot.

But she wasn’t some voluptuous bad-ass fashionista making a statement or setting a trend. She wore black for one reason. It hid blood splatter.


3D best Interest

In the Best Interest of the Child

Women’s Fiction/Legal/Foster Care

https://books2read.com/BestInterest

Olivia lost track of time and had no idea of how long she had sat and cried in the hallway. She had not felt this overwhelmed in years. Again, she thought about finding a therapist to try and work through the darkness in her mind, but once again, she quickly vetoed the idea. She had attempted counseling twice while in college and both times were exercises in futility. In the beginning, with each visit, she felt more positive, more in control. She knew she was moving forward. But sharing the story of her violent beating and physical attack from her mid-teens seemed to undermine her sessions and distract her therapists both times. From that point on they would each focus on the sex and encourage Olivia to be more open and honest about sex. She couldn’t deal with the foolishness. Her problems didn’t not start the day she was beaten and attacked. Her problems began when her father was killed in a car accident–she knew THAT much. After one or two more sessions each time, she withdrew from counseling. The second therapist had made an eerily prophetic comment at their last meeting. “I’m sorry we won’t be continuing, Olivia, but regardless, the root of your anxiety and internal pain will not go away until you force it into the light and confront it.”


Free, a Novella

Women’s Fiction/Family Life/Divorce

https://books2read.com/b/b5r6r6

“I’m not crazy, mama… I’m not.”

Lennie’s chest tightened. He had not called her that since second grade. Sitting her bag at the back door, Lennie walked over and took the swing next to Duncan. They both rocked in the silence until Lenore spoke.

“Most people who go to counseling aren’t mentally ill, Dunc. Life just has a way of dumping too much on us at once.” She touched his hand. “The drowning feeling you mentioned? You’re overwhelmed. It happens to us all at some point during our lives.”

“Have you ever felt like you were drowning, mom?”

“Not drowning so much as… helpless.”

“What’s the difference?”

“Well, don’t take this as clinical or anything, but I knew the problem and I knew the cause. I just couldn’t fix it.”

“Dad.” It was a statement, not a question.

Lennie’s smile was bittersweet. “Yes.”


This treat ends tonight, so download ASAP!

#CoverReveal “One More Night” by Rosemary Okafor

cover

~~~

Title: One More Night

Author: Rosemary Okafor

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Love Africa Press

Publication Date: TBC

Tags: Second chance, divorced couple

BLURB:

Four years after a bitter divorce, Grace is thrust back into Ken’s life following a passionate night together. Old flames reignite between them and Ken wants her back. He will do anything to prove that their love is worth fighting for.

Grace discovers she is pregnant after a night of passion with her ex-husband.

Feelings she thought long buried resurface and she wants to give their marriage a second chance.

With a world of uncertainty between them, they must determine if the reasons that tore them apart in the first place will do so again. Can they reach a solution to keep them together this time around?

~~~

ABOUT ROSEMARY

Born in Nigeria in 1987, Rosemary Okafor graduated from Rivers State University and has since been employed as a broadcaster, news writer, radio script writer, stage play writer and a shop keeper. She writes short romance and other genres on social media for her followers. This would be her first official published prose. When she is not writing, she is busy as an online marketer, a wife and a mother.

Facebook     Instagram     Twitter

~~~

Love Africa Press button

~~~

#ReleaseBlitz “After Gardens” by Katharine Coldiron

tour banner

~~~

After Gardens cover

Title: After Gardens

Author: Katharine Coldiron

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Maya, a weekend at a hot springs with her boisterous friend Rhondey is just what she needs to move forward after her divorce. For Rhondey, it’s an opportunity to help Maya cut loose a little, shed some of her inhibitions. Maya doesn’t see the need to shed anything, and she’s not looking for a teacher. But the more Maya clings to her privacy, the more difficult it is for her to recognize her true teachers…and the right moment to step free.

Amazon

~~~

Katharine ColdironAuthor Bio

Katharine Coldiron’s work has appeared in Ms., the Times Literary Supplement, the Rumpus, the Manifest-Station, horoscope.com, and many other places. Find Katharine at kcoldiron.com or on Twitter @ferrifrigida.

Links

 http://www.kcoldiron.com/wordpress/

http://www.twitter.com/ferrifrigida

http://www.facebook.com/KatharineColdironMason

http://www.goodreads.com/katharinecoldiron

~~~

Enchanted Book Promo Button

#BlogTour “Daring Dreamer (Inspiration in Cologne Book 1)” by Deborah King

~~~

Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance?

Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint mid-western town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend, Shelby, by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars…

Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love; she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars.

With new heartaches around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom?

Daring Dreamer is the first book in the Inspiration in Cologne series of women’s fiction novels. If you like brave women, picturesque settings, and second chance romance, then you’ll love Deborah King’s empowering saga.

Buy Daring Dreamer to explore a risk worth taking today!

Purchase Links

Amazon UK  

Amazon US

~~~

Author Bio  

 Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.

Deborah is a distinctive new voice in inspirational, romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.

She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.

Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.

For all the latest information, excerpts from her upcoming books, general fun, or to chat, follow Deborah on Facebook.

She loves to hear from her fans. To follow Deborah’s social media links, reviews of her women’s fiction books, her blog, and to sign up for her monthly updates, visit her website.

Social Media Links

Website   |   Facebook   |   Facebook Group   |   Twitter   |   Pinterest   |   Goodreads

~~~

Giveaway

Win a Paperback copy of Daring Dreamer (Open US Only).

E N T E R

*Terms and Conditions –USA entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days, then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, except for the winners’ information. This will be passed to the giveaway organizer and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for dispatch or delivery of the prize.

~~~

“GuestPost “The Pieces of You and Me” by Rachel Burton

tour banner

~~~

The Pieces of You and Me cover

They say time can heal all wounds…

When Jess and Rupert parted ways, it was the end of a great love story that might have been. Now ten years later, the very different paths they have taken in life will bring them back together for a chance meeting.

But with so much left unsaid about the break up neither ever recovered from and with each keeping their own devastating secrets, will they finally be able to make the fractured pieces of their love for one another whole again?

Purchase Link: mybook.to/PiecesYouMe

~~~

Five fun facts about Trinity College, Cambridge

The Pieces of You and Me is set in three different places, Cambridge, Highgate (in North London) and York.

To celebrate the release of my new book I’m taking a look at Cambridge and, more specifically, Trinity College where Rupert – the hero of the novel – studied (the eagle eyed reader will know that Trinity also featured in my first novel The Many Colours of Us).

  1. Trinity is the largest college at Cambridge university with around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates and 180 fellows. It was founded in 1546 by Henry VIII
  2. Trinity alumni include 6 prime ministers and Prince Charles, who got a rather poor degree from the college in 1970. Rumour has it that his bodyguard, who had to attend all the lectures and seminars with him, sat the exams and got much better marks, but sadly as he was not officially enrolled in the university he couldn’t be awarded his degree.
  3. One of Trinity’s most famous alumni is Isaac Newton who discovered gravity. In Trinity New Court (a square of grass to the south of the college) there is a large tree that more gullible tourists are told is the tree that helped Newton make his great discovery when an apple fell from it. However, the tree at Trinity is a chestnut! The actual apple tree was at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham where it still produces apples!
  4. Notorious Romantic poet Lord Byron was at Trinity in the early 1800s where, legend has it, he kept a bear in his rooms in an attempt to flout the rule that banned students from keeping dogs in their rooms.
  5. In 1851, students from Trinity College formed The Ghost Club, which described itself as a: ‘a society for the investigation of ghosts and all supernatural appearances and superstitions’. Charles Dickens and Siegfried Sassoon were both supposedly involved. Members believed that by joining they remained a ghost in the afterlife; they even addressed one another as ‘brother ghost’. Rather bizarrely The Ghost Club still exists!

~~~

Rachel BurtonAuthor Bio  

Rachel Burton is the author of the international ebook bestseller The Many Colours of Us.

Rachel spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Yorkshire with her fiancé and their three cats. The main loves of her life are The Beatles and very tall romantic heroes.

Find her on Twitter & Instagram as @bookish_yogi or follow her blog. She is always happy to talk books, writing, music, cats and how the weather in Yorkshire is rubbish. She is mostly dreaming of her next holiday….

Social Media Links

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Pinterest

 ~~~

 

 

 

#Review “Isolation Junction” by Jennifer Gilmore

Isolation Junction cover

~~~

4/5 Stars!

While not a happy story or easy read, Isolation Junction is a no-holds-barred look at one woman’s struggle to free herself (and her children) from an abusive relationship and reclaim her life.

Rose speaks well of Darren in the beginning but the relationship descends into a marriage of control and abuse.

It’s always easy to stand outside and judge, even in fiction, but I was gobsmacked when she married him and wondered how bad it would get.

Pretty bad.

Darren isolated Rose away from family and friends, harassed her to quit her job and played the victim, all while with an eerie and evil passive/aggressiveness that Rose fell for. Actually, that’s not true. While there were some frightening moments, Rose allowed and tolerated much of Darren’s abusive behavior, believing (wrongly) it was easier.

She thought if she gave him his way, he’d be happy with her; if she were better, he’d be better; if she erased herself and made him the focus, they would have a happy home.

But that’s not how it works. Abusers are only happy… when they’re abusing—mentally, emotionally or physically, and Rose found this out the hard way. The lengths Darren goes to control and humiliate Rose simply because he can are nauseating. Every time I turned a page, I was hoping she’d pick up a brick and clean his clock.

An intriguing read that will have you pulling at your hair in frustration, but Tim, his family, and Rose’s family are major bright spots in heartwarming scenes.

Darren and his family? I have no words. When they were at the house… Rose got in the car… Tim pulled away… and the brother… OMG! I wish Tim had been driving a tank. And those sisters? Disgusting!

Readers of literary fiction, psychological thrillers, and women’s fiction will dive right into Rose’s story… just keep an eye on your blood pressure!

Enjoy!

~~~

First published in 2016, Jennifer has republished a second edition with the changes in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

This is the republication of Isolation Junction and what a difference it is. A makeover with a new book cover, new content, with Pict Publishing, third person only (as opposed to third and first in first edition) and the incidents in correlating order.

~~~

Rose is the mother of two young children and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive Isolation Junction coverand controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’.

She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. But through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business.

It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival.

After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t will she be able to do it? Will Tim help her? And will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiraling life she so desperately wants to change?

Based on true events.

Amazon US     |     Amazon UK

Iso Junc banner

~~~

G I V E A W A Y

 Win A digital copy of Isolation Junction! Isolation Junction 3D

E N T E R

~~~

full tour banner

#BlogTour “Isolation Junction” by Jennifer Gilmore

TOUR BANNER

~~~

First published in 2016, Jennifer has republished a second edition with the changes in Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

This is the republication of Isolation Junction and what a difference it is. A makeover with a new book cover, new content, with Pict Publishing, third person only (as opposed to third and first in first edition) and the incidents in correlating order.

~~~

Rose is the mother of two young children and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive Isolation Junction coverand controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’.

She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. But through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business.

It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival.

After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t will she be able to do it? Will Tim help her? And will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiraling life she so desperately wants to change?

Based on true events.

Amazon US     |     Amazon UK

Iso Junc banner

~~~

 J GilmoreAbout the author:

 Born in the North East, Jennifer is a young, married mum with three children.  In addition to being an author, she is an entrepreneur, running a family business from her home-base. Her blog posts have a large readership of other young mums in business.

From an early age, Jennifer has had a passion for writing and started gathering ideas and plot lines from her teenage years.  A passionate advocate for women in abusive relationships, she has drawn on her personal experiences to write this first novel. It details the journey of a young woman from the despair of an emotionally abusive and unhappy marriage to develop the confidence to challenge and change her life and to love again.

Links

 Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Amazon Profile

Goodreads author profile

Huffington post blogger profile

~~~

G I V E A W A Y

 Win A digital copy of Isolation Junction! Isolation Junction 3D

E N T E R

~~~

full tour banner

#Teaser “The Billionaire’s Legacy (Billionaires and Babies)” by Reese Ryan

Billionaires and Babies T2

~~~

🍼 The Billionaire’s Legacy by Reese Ryan is here. 🍼

🍼  Friends-to-Lovers

🍼  Billionaires & Babies

🍼  Buy: http://bit.ly/GetTBL 

🍼  Add to Goodreads:  http://bit.ly/HMBillionaireLegacy

🍼  Enter to Win – $25 Winners Choice Gift Card (ENDS THIS WEEKEND): http://bit.ly/HMBillionaireGiveaway

🍼  Join for Updates:  http://bit.ly/2xITS6k

~~~

“I didn’t have a thing for Sloane Sutton.” Benji straightened his navy tuxedo jacket, hoping he wouldn’t be struck by lightning for the whopper of a lie he’d just told.

 Of course he’d had a thing for Sloane.

 He’d been a red-blooded teenage boy and she was…well, she was Sloane Sutton. 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

When reminiscing over the past ignites a secret night of passion between a billionaire and his childhood crush, they end up with more than just their memories of that night.

“Just for tonight.”

Until their chance reunion takes a sharp turn…toward twins.

Tech billionaire Benjamin Bennett can’t resist a steamy weekend with Sloane Sutton—his crush on her goes way back. But when he tracks her down, she’s pregnant—with twins! Now their fling needs trust to survive. Benji wants a wedding; his family claims she’s a gold digger. But Sloane won’t be bought—or married. Can they find common ground…and a shot at forever?

Billionaire's Legacy cover

#BeauandBailey #TheBillionairesLegacy #ReeseRyan

#Teaser “The Billionaire’s Legacy (Billionaires and Babies)” by Reese Ryan

Billionaire's Legacy T3

~~~

🍼 Happy Release Day! The Billionaire’s Legacy by Reese Ryan is finally here. 🍼

🍼  Friends-to-Lovers

🍼  Billionaires & Babies

🍼  Buy: http://bit.ly/GetTBL 

🍼  Add to Goodreads:  http://bit.ly/HMBillionaireLegacy

🍼  Enter to Win – $25 Winners Choice Gift Card: http://bit.ly/HMBillionaireGiveaway

🍼  Join for Updates:  http://bit.ly/2xITS6k

Billionaire's Legacy cover

 

~~~

“You’re too young for me, Benji,” she whispered against his lips as he slid the silky, blue material down her shoulder.

He kissed the shell of her ear. “Five years mattered then. It doesn’t now.”

“I’m not looking for a relationship, Benj.” She pressed her hands to his chest, halting his movement as her gaze met his. Still, she hadn’t moved an inch. Her legs framed his as she awaited his response.

“Neither am I,” he said finally. “That doesn’t mean we can’t be together. I want you, Sloane. And I know you want me, too.” He slowly tugged the zipper down her back. The silky, cobalt blue material slid from her shoulders, giving him better access. He trailed kisses down her shoulder and across the top of her breasts, exposed by a pale pink strapless bra. “Just for tonight.”

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

When reminiscing over the past ignites a secret night of passion between a billionaire and his childhood crush, they end up with more than just their memories of that night.

“Just for tonight.”

Until their chance reunion takes a sharp turn…toward twins.

Tech billionaire Benjamin Bennett can’t resist a steamy weekend with Sloane Sutton—his crush on her goes way back. But when he tracks her down, she’s pregnant—with twins! Now their fling needs trust to survive. Benji wants a wedding; his family claims she’s a gold digger. But Sloane won’t be bought—or married. Can they find common ground…and a shot at forever?

Billionaire's Legacy T1

 

#BeauandBailey #TheBillionairesLegacy #ReeseRyan

~~~

honey magnolia logo

“NAKED: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina” by Julie Freed

Naked cover

NAKED: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina

by Julie Freed

Genre: Memoirs/Nonfiction/Motherhood/Divorce

99¢ at time of posting! Limited Time Only!

13 years ago a Mississippi house and marriage violently disintegrated.  Abandoned by her husband and left alone to raise an infant in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Julie is surrounded by the rubble of her life – stripped bare by love and loss.  What happens when one woman loses everything?
 
Naked is a true story about choices, divorce, addictions, a mother’s dream, and a baby girl named Genoa. Julie shares a remarkable story with humor and tenderness.  A story of suffering and empowerment – experience the vulnerability, intimate reflections, and ultimately the freedom as Julie’s journey unfolds.

Amazon button