Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Book releases, awards and reviews, oh my!


So many great things going on today and this week in general as the holiday fast approaches and I do my best to close out the last projects in my inbox so I can enjoy it with the family without work interruptions. I'm the queen of lists so here we go:

  1. New Releases from Clients Today: Click on covers to purchase books
    • Battered Hearts: Defying the Odds Book 1 - by Kele Moon is available for purchase today. This steamy holiday tale will certainly keep you warm throughout the holiday and is features a sinfully delicious UFC fighter with a heart of gold and a body that won't quit!
      Book blurb: When struggling waitress Melody Dylan gives a handsome, lonely stranger a simple gift she has no clue her life is about to take a drastic turn.

      The stranger ends up being Clay Powers, a famous UFC heavyweight fighter. Clay’s large build and dangerous fists have always intimidated. People in his hometown keep their distance and Clay is fine with that. Everything changes when a new waitress at the local diner buys him a piece of pie on Thanksgiving. Touched by the gesture when it’s obvious she can barely afford to survive, her warm smile and lush body churn up powerful feelings that leave Clay wanting more from her than pie.

      Melody is running from her past and the small, country town of Garnet is the perfect hiding place. With an ex-husband after her and scars from her abusive marriage etched deep, the last thing she expects is to fall for a man who makes a living with his fists, but she can’t resist Clay or the tender connection they share.

      Finding love in the most unlikely of places, the passion is undeniable, but Clay and Melody know their haunted pasts and unpredictable futures leave the odds stacked against them.
    • The Vampire and the Werewolf by Louisa Bacio is also available for purchase today. This prequel to her very successful The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf series features her gorgeous and darkly delicious vampire and werewolf before their lives were forever changed by the enigmatic Lily made them a family.
      Book blurb: Vampires and werewolves don't mix ... or do they?
      Before there were three, there were two. When a vampire swoops in to save Trevor from a rogue gang's blood sport, the werewolf must fight his own inhibitions. The magic of New Orleans and the holiday season bring together these two unlikely lovers.

  2. Awards and Accolades:
    • Rainbow Awards - So proud of client Heidi Cullinan for her THREE awards:
      • Nowhere Ranch: First Place, Best Gay Erotic Contemporary
      • Dance With Me: Honorable Mention, Best Gay Contemporary Romance
      • Nowhere Ranch: Third Place, Best Character Development
    • So excited to see that The Rainbow Awards made history this year and were featured on the Advocate.com website. Love to see these authors getting the recognition they deserve!

  3. Reviews Are In:
    • Valiant One by Jay E. Hughes gets 4 hearts from The Romance Studio. This Historical M/M Romance, dubbed the Gay Braveheart, is one you do not want to miss!
      Valiant One surprised me. I do not know what I expected but what I found was better than any expectations I have.
    • The Chameleon Goggles by Maureen O. Betita gets 5 stars from The Romance Reviews and awards it a Top Pick!
      THE CHAMELEON GOGGLES was unlike anything I've ever read before. With a combination of steampunk and pirates, [piratepunk] it was full of adventure and fantasy, [with] an underlying love story.
    • Finding Eden by Kele Moon gets 5 hearts from MM Good Bok Reviews.
      "Highly recommend to anyone who wants an intense love story between two young men, trying to find themselves and each other."