By Susan V. Vaughn
ISBN: (ebook) 978-1-939590-74-9
She just might be the woman of his dreams….
Maggie Heugan has her life all planned out, from her engagement to a handsome doctor, to her perfect nursing career. Then why does a chance meeting with a captivating stranger, have her questioning everything she has ever known?
Pro wrestler, Sean Miller is on a fast track to his destiny, until an unexpected injury derails his course. Now he can’t refrain from chasing the enticingly beautiful Nurse Maggie, when she just might hold the key to healing him in more ways than one.
For these two conflicted lovers, life spirals out of control, when Love collides with destiny.
Maggie shielded her eyes, hiccupping loudly. “It’s so bright!”
“The moon is too bright?” Sean laughed, pulling her into his chest to shield her eyes.
Without thinking, she wrapped her arms around his waist and looked up at him with a tipsy smile. “It’s not too bright for you?”
“No, I’m Superman.”
“Superman?” Maggie giggled again drunkenly, ending in another hiccup. “Superman would have been able to drink his own drink and not require me to do it for him. It’s your fault I’m this drunk.”
“Is that so?” Sean responded with another smile. “It had nothing to do with the fact you ordered another two drinks on top of that, and had nothing in your stomach.”
She looked up at him again and smiled. “Oops.”
“No kidding, oops.” He cupped her face in his hands and looked into her eyes. “Lucky for you, you’re a pretty cute drunk.”
“Thank you,” she responded, the world spinning around her. For a moment she felt as though she was dreaming. The air felt thick and heavy. Sean’s hands were like magic on her face. His sexy lips inched closer to hers. Then suddenly he was kissing her softly, sending spirals of electricity racing down her spine.
Maggie sighed, standing on her tiptoes, pressing her body closer. She felt his white bandage scratch at her nose.
“Ouch!” Sean jumped back and readjusted the bandage on his face. “Easy, girl.”
And just like that, the spell was broken. Suddenly Maggie realized she had just kissed a man she barely knew, with a broken face, and some parts more broken than others.
“Sorry.” She pressed a hand to her swollen lips—still tingling from Sean’s touch.
“Don’t be sorry.” He made up the distance between them—smiling—his eyes hooded, predatory. “Just take it slow, let my face adjust.”
About the Author:
Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.
Twitter handle: @susanvaughn1124
About the Book
A Faerie Wedding (The Star Child #4.5)
by Stephanie Keyes
Release Date: February 12, 2015 | Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Genre: New Adult | Designer: Naj Qamber
Gabe Stewart has everything he ever wanted. Mortal Earth is safe. He’s a super-hero Protector whose best friend is within telepathic shouting distance. And then there’s his soul-mate, Singer. He knew right away she was the one he’d been waiting for.
But Gabe’s world shatters when Singer professes she doesn’t love him. On top of that, his mother admits she’s been messing with his memory making him doubt everything he’s ever known. And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, his best friend in the whole freaking world, Kellen St. James, wants Gabe to stop being his Protector. Being a Protector is who Gabe is. What will happen if he’s not standing between the prince and danger?
When the man who’s sacrificed his freedom is faced with life alone, which path will he choose? Will he remain the last Protector? Or will he finally get the happy ending he deserves?
*A Faerie Wedding is a companion novella–intended to be read after the other books in the series. It is a New Adult novella and features adult language and situations.
And here’s the cover!
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“This is a private conversation, K.” I ground my teeth together.
“Fine.” K shook his head. When I blinked again, he’d taken us to some snow-capped mountaintop.
“Where the heck are we?” Standing in a foot of snow on the top of some remote mountain wasn’t my idea of a party.
K shrugged. “Everest.”
“Really? Now you’re just showing off.”
He took a step forward and laughed, like he thought breaking our connection was a joke. “You wanted privacy. You got privacy.”
“Well, thanks for that.” Drawing back my fist, I landed a punch straight on the side of K’s jaw.
The funny thing about punching someone immortal was that they didn’t feel immortal when I hit them. They weren’t solid like a brick wall. I could still break their bones. Still watch them fall, even. Still wound them.
And my solid hit knocked K on his ass.
K glanced up at me, shock written on his face. He would have had a shiner if he hadn’t been immortal. “I’m not going to fight you.”
I reached down and picked K up by his shirtfront. “Yes, you are. Now get your fists up.”
K dropped his hands to his sides, palms open. “No.”
“Freaking hell, K. Don’t be such a pacifist.” I raised my fists, ready to punch him anyway.
“I am a pacifist. You are, too.” He shoved his hands in his jeans pockets, his eye already healing. “Or at least you were.”
“Not today.” The wind stung my face. The snow seeped into my shoes and through the backs of my pant legs. “Get ready.”
I drew back my fist and swung.
About the Author
Stephanie Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, The Star Catcher, and The Last Protector. The Boy In The Trees, part of the Blood In The Shadows anthology, released in November 2015.
The Star Catcher won first place in the 2014 Dante Rossetti Young Adult Novel Awards—Mythological Category. The Star Child was a finalist in the 2015 BTS Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards. Keyes was also selected as a 2015 Rutgers University One-On-One Plus Conference mentee. She’s an active member of SCBWI.
Steph lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Mr. Keyes, her boys, Hip-Hop and Bam-Bam, and dogs Duncan MacLeod and Princess Riley. Steph is a hopeless romantic and Whovian who’s shamelessly addicted to Nutella and spontaneous singing.
*Author photos courtesy of Kristina Serafini Photo
Hello, for those who don’t know me, my name is Lisa Voisin, and I write young adult fantasy and paranormal fiction. I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of Hallowe’en, so I love participating in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (Int).
The Hop runs from October 15th @ Midnight EST until Midnight November First.
I’m giving away an ebook copy of THE WATCHER (Book 1 in The Watcher Saga), plus an $8.00 Amazon Gift Card.
Trailer for The Watcher (#1 in The Watcher Saga)
The third (and final) book in the series releases this spring. This spooky paranormal series is set in the Autumn months, makes a great All Hallow’s Read (even if I am a bit biased).
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Access the other great blogs on the Hop: Powered by Linky Tools: Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list… (Sorry it’s not pretty, but I’m on WordPress, which blocks me from embedding Linky lists).
About the Book
Acclaimed author Kristy Centeno, and Bestselling author of The Star Child series, Stephanie Keyes, bring you two stories that prove love and light can overcome the pain and shadows.
With secrets hidden in the night, and dangerous creatures prowling the woods, trusting the enemy can mean either life or death.
Two dark worlds…One night that will change their lives forever…Where evil lurks, only goodness can prevail.
Featuring Shadows by Kristy Centeno and The Boy In The Trees by Stephanie Keyes.
And here’s the cover!
Excerpt From Shadows
By Kristy Centeno
“But don’t you see? They can make you forget me.” Tears slide down my cheeks. “And they will.” I love him. It dawns on me fast and hard. I love Mason. Loved the warrior before me. This man of power was my one true love. The only man I ever coveted. However, in allowing myself to love him, I committed the ultimate sin by falling for the human I was sent to earth to guard and protect. “They know about us. It won’t be long before we are punished, but I’m not afraid for myself. I worry about you. I can live a life of solitude and servitude if I have to, but I can’t go on if something happens to you.”
Excerpt From The Boy In The Trees
By Stephanie Keyes
“I’m going home.”
“You can’t.” Owen shakes his head. “He’s not going to stop, Jemma. He’ll follow you. He’ll kill anyone who gets in his way. He’ll make you think of nothing but him. Just like Molly.”
My face heats. “How do you know about her?”
“I told you, Jemma. I know things.”
“No. You’re a stranger. You’re probably way more of a threat than he is.”
Owen shakes his head and stalks toward me. Impatient, gray storm clouds build in his eyes, reeling me in. Once again, I find myself unable to turn away. Then he’s close, so close. This guy has no concept of personal space.
“Look. I don’t want to do this, Jemma, but you’re leaving me no alternative.”
Owen leans in, brings his lips to within an inch of mine. Is he going to kiss me? Better yet, do I want him to? Instinctively, I part my lips, his intense eyes holding mine hostage.
About the Authors
Kristy Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper Witches series.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.
Stephanie Keyes hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which includes The Star Catcher, the first place winner in the 2014 Dante Rossetti Young Adult novel competition (Mythological Category). Steph is Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible rock star of a husband. She also an active member of SCBWI.
Hello and Welcome to the 11th YA Scavenger Hunt from Thursday, October 1st at 12 pm Pacific Time until Sunday, October 4th at noon Pacific time.
The hunt is over now, but the bonus prize will be available until Sunday October 4th at 9PM.
Hello! I am Lisa Voisin, your hostess for this leg of the hunt.
I’m a city girl who loves nature and lives beside a temperate rainforest at the base of a mountain.
I love coffee, but I have over two dozen different kinds of tea in my cupboard. (It’s a compulsion)
Neil Gaiman is one of my idols.
I love the colours of autumn leaves. (And I am Canadian, so I spell colour with a u!)
This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes!
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon Pacific time on Sunday, April 5th!
You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one, two or ALL of them! (Fill your bookshelf. You know you want to!)
I am a part of TEAM PURPLE but there is also a blue team, a red team, a green team, a pink team, a gold team, an orange team, and a teal team. If you do those hunts too, you’ll have a chance to win many different sets of signed books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, see the full list of prizes up for grabs, or if you get lost along the way, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage. Full instructions can be found on the How to Hunt page.
Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden an exclusive, never-before-seen scene from Mia and Michael’s past — from the yet to be published sequel to The Angel Killer. ( No spoilers, I promise!)
Before you leave though, check out the amazing author I’m hosting. But, first, a few rules.
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!). Hint: the secret number is highlighted in:
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally. Anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I am super excited to be hosting…
Dax Varley writes the kinds of young adult novels she wishes were around when she was a teen. She’s a lover of humor, horror and all things paranormal.
When Dax isn’t writing, she’s collecting odd photos online, reading recaps of her favorite shows or kicked back with a good book. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband, a shelf full of action figures and about a dozen imaginary friends.
Visit Dax’s web site here: http://www.daxvarley.com/
Here’s a bit about BLEED:
LIFE IS A NIGHTMARE FOR Miranda Murphy. Without knowing when or why, blood oozes from her palms—an anomaly that makes her feel like a freak. But her abnormality is now the least of her worries. She’s just enrolled at “Suicide High.” Three deaths in three months—one occurring just days before her arrival.
When she bumps into a cute boy named Jake, things don’t appear so glum. Especially since Jake’s a psychic who can predict the immediate future. But his gift of sight can’t prepare her for the horrors that await.
Through Jake, Miranda meets three other extraordinary students:
Topher – who can heal by touch.
Sam – who eats the sins of the dead.
And Xyan – who speaks and understands all languages.
It’s then that Miranda learns the secret behind why she bleeds.
When it becomes evident that supernatural forces are at play, the five determined friends team up. Now it’s up to them to destroy the evil that’s infecting their school.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? You can buy it at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1FBsOaa
Dax Varley shared the first three chapters of Sinful, the sequel to BLEED. (Now unlinked because the hunt is over).
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Dax, and me, Lisa Voisin, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13 (that’s THIRTEEN). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on TeamPurple and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! The Hunt is now over.
Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the bonus draw I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.
For the BONUS draw, do the following (see the Rafflecopter link below):
1. Tweet about this page and help spread the word about the YA Scavenger Hunt!
2. Leave a comment on this blog and answer the following: What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
For this Bonus Contest, I will be giving away ecopies of my books: THE WATCHER and THE ANGEL KILLER.
Once you’ve commented, proceed to the next author in the hunt… drumroll please! JOY PREBLE…