Sunday, May 31, 2015

This Too Shall Pass by Jettie Woodruff

After reading the true love between Alexis and Cory in
And in time…
You got the happily ever after of two people deeply in love, or did you? Maybe it was simply a once upon a time?
 Can two people in love really have a happy ending? Can they survive the obstacles and defy the odds?
Alexis and Cory have built a life together, but do they have a future?
Alexis was raised to believe God wouldn’t give her more than she could handle. The impact of that tested her to her limits and she couldn’t tell if it was killing her or making her stronger.
Was it time to give herself permission to walk away?
There were no mistakes only lessons. Alexis learned them well, and it was time to rebuild the carefully constructed wall.
This too shall pass.

Jettie Woodruff is a lifelong writer, living in a pretend world since she was a little girl. Jettie spent hours filling pages of spiral notebooks with a number two pencil and a wild imagination. Her very first story was a sci-fi of all things. 

Jettie writes more along the lines of deep now. She likes to keep her readers on edge, and deliver a story that will pull out every emotion possible. Writing on the edge of taboo and dark, Jettie hopes to distribute an adventure you'll not soon forget. 

Married for twenty five years, raising two boys and one girl has left lots of writing material. She has recently become a grandma to not one, but two of the most beautiful little girls on planet earth. 

Jettie also hates doing this bio. That's all you get. She loves to read and write. What else is there? <3

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Gifted Realm Series by Jillian Neal


Book 1

He buried his father seven years earlier. As Rainer Lawson comes of age, he is set to join the ranks of Elite Iodex, the

fiercest law enforcement organization in the Gifted Realm. Rainer will not allow his father's assassination to have been

in vain.

Emily Haydenshire has been the love of his life since childhood, and he wants nothing more than to start their life

together. Heady desire consumes them both, but this raw sexual need could blind them to the dangers that surround


As they allow their voracious passions to consume them, evil seems to lurk around every darkened corner. The Interfeci

criminal organization is desperate to regain power. Iodex is set to use their extraordinary powers to harness and control

the energies of the Earth in order to keep the Interfeci at bay. Will Rainer's determination be enough to protect his

family and the love of his life Within the Realm?




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One breathtakingly hot, passion-filled, night ignites a fire in his soul. Everything in his world should be nothing short of

perfection…but he is Rainer Lawson.

His wild evening with Emily is the Realm’s front-page story. Could he have lost the respect of the man that has been like

a father to him? Could his family’s hard-earned fortune really dissolve before his very eyes?

Evil rapidly cinches its chokehold, and everything his father fought and died for threatens to implode. Rainer attempts to

protect those that he loves and satisfy the fiery passions between he and Emily, but everything in his world is spinning

wildly out of control. His desire to prove himself could very well be his undoing.

Sometimes the best of intentions are not enough, but perhaps it is the trials by fire that make the man. Steel sharpens

steel, and passion burns white hot in “Lessons Learned.”




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Book 3


“Mr. Lawson…” the man drawled. His French accent did nothing to cover his sinister tone. “Saw the little show your

fiancée put on for you last night at the Tower. She's quite a handful isn't she?”

“I don't know who the hell you think you are, but if you get anywhere near her, I'll kill you.”

“Well then, Mr. Lawson, you better hope you find her before I do.”


If Emily’s father doesn’t win the vicious race for Crown Governor, the Realm falls to the savage clutches of

Wretchkinsides. Evil chokes ice cold, but the hot, kindled burn between Rainer and Emily keeps them ablaze.

A whirlwind trip culminates from DC, to Paris, Boston, to Seattle. The race is on and the stakes are far too high.

Ultimately the entire Gifted world awaits their fate.

Everything that tries to rip them apart, everything that keeps them tightly bound, and everything involved in the

ultimate betrayal, teaches Rainer that not Every Action is an option.




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Book 4


Dan Vindico is the Chief of Elite Iodex, the fiercest, peacekeeping, police force in the Realm. He appears to have been

constructed of raw sinew and steel. He’s sought revenge for his fiancée’s murder for the last decade. As he tears apart

the men responsible, seemingly without end, he finds himself drowning in the riptide. Amelia’s kidnapper is going to

walk free. The knowledge drives Dan to the brink.

Rainer Lawson, son of the assassinated Crown Governor and the newest officer to earn the Elite rank, can’t seem to do

anything more than watch his boss be crushed under the weight. With Emily on another continent, Rainer has already

let his guard down for one brief moment and has seen the brutality of the Interfeci. They’ve taken something he can’t

ever get back. Can they be stopped? Can they save Vindico from the hellish abyss he seems determined to let consume


Vindico can’t continue on. He’s reached the end. Narrowly escaping certain imprisonment and possible death, his body

seems unwilling to fight anymore. While licking his inflicting wounds, in walks his saving grace. He’s hit Rock Bottom.

Rainer, Logan, Garrett, and all of his men can’t save him. Perhaps, what he needs are the wings of an Angel. Can he have

anything good in his life? Can he have true love again? How can he keep her from ending up like Amelia? Could it ever

be worth the risk?




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Book 5


She’s everything Dan Vindico has ever wanted. Fionna Styler embodies every single thing he told himself could never

exist inside of one woman. She’s beautiful, smart, funny, powerful, and she’s his… almost.

No one can know they’re together. The Interfeci would never let her live. It was an inevitability, but Dan simply cannot

resist her.

After a vow to somehow keep her safe, Dan learns what that really entails. Betrayal, scandal, millions of dollars, and

watching her in the arms of other men are only the beginning, when danger intrudes into every sanctuary he secures.

Dan can’t determine if the demons in his soul or the monsters outside are more vicious, but Fionna’s life depends solely

on him. That blasted tomb is ever-present in his mind. Can he save the Angel who managed to pull him from the depths

of hell, the one he longs to make his own?




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Book 6


With the quick lock of their eyes on one another, the passion ignites. Their bodies speak volumes that can never be

shared. As long as Dan Vindico keeps Fionna Styler between him and his bed sheets, she’ll be safe. If anyone finds out

about the two of them, she’ll be at the very top of every Interfeci hit list. Keeping anyone from knowing that his world

now rises and sets to the rhythms of her body is all that matters.

The Realm prepares for a long anticipated trial, the birth of the new Crown Governor’s baby, and the wedding of the

century. Everything is going according to plan until one night threatens to unravel every precaution and every safeguard

Dan has set to keep Fionna safe. If he doesn’t end the Interfeci soon, he’s going to lose everything, including Fionna.

Dominic Wretchkinsides, head of the Interfeci criminal organization, goes several steps too far, and Dan declares war.

They meet in a heated battle where the winner takes all and there are no holds barred. Could getting everything he’s

wanted for so long cost Dan Vindico everything he already has? Can he keep Fionna safe or will everything he’s worked

for be All but Lost?





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Book 7


He ended them all with his bare hands and it almost cost him everything good in his life. Dan Vindico and the Gifted

Iodex police force buried the world’s most brutal criminal organization, the Interfeci. They’d taken far too much to be

allowed to exist. Dan lost a child in the fight, and his determination not to lose one more thing drives his vengeance. He

walked away from the takedown broken but determined.

Fionna was safe, their family was expanding, and Dan was ready to finally live his life. The darkness that robbed him of

every good thing in his life has passed. He’s ready to step into the light, but the evil he somehow survived seems

unwilling to let him go.

Money is missing, officers are being brutally murdered, and someone takes something from one of Dan’s top officers,

Rainer Lawson, that can never be returned. From the Pentagon in Washington D.C., to an island deep in the Florida

Keyes, to Paris, France, if Dan is ever going to have peace he’ll have to discover who is behind the attacks that ultimately

put his wife and his precious little girl back in the vicious crosshairs of danger. Will the fire ultimately consume him, or

will he finally find peace in the Quelling Tide?




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Jillian Neal is a Romance writer with a passion for passion who pens strong, character driven novels, told from the male

perspective. Her guys aren’t afraid to let us inside their minds or inside their bedrooms. They’re hot on the trail of a

sinister criminal organization when they’re not burning up the bed sheets.

She’s a self-proclaimed ‘Southern girl with a sassy mouth.’ Her coffee addiction is barely legal, and she’s most often

running around with her hair and her pen on fire! She's full of smarts, sass, and sizzle and that's a lot to get into barely

five feet of girl with her head always in the clouds.





Thursday, May 28, 2015

Blog Tour: Review for Damaged by Avelyn Paige

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Evie Carter has faced trials and tribulations her entire life. Her teenage years have been ripped away from her as she battles cancer. Just when things can’t get any worse, her doctor delivers the news that it’s finally time to make a life or death decision. Her options are limited and come with deadly consequences. The miracle drug that is meant to save her life changes her on a cellular level. She might not be damaged anymore, but she might just be damned in her new life.

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As I return his gaze, my heart seems to stop and time slows to a screeching halt. There’s nothing else that he can do to save me. The only chance I have now is to trust that these researchers in their government funded laboratories have discovered some miracle drug that might give me my life back. I lean back into my pillows clutching the black and gold fleece Purdue blanket my eight year old niece, Shay, made me when my hospital stays increased to weeks instead of days. Touching the soft fleece helps my rapid heartbeat slow down and allows my mind to consider the options. I close my eyes and consider what I have to gain if I could through with the drug trials. It could help me lead a normal life if it works or it could take away the quality of life in the time I have left.  I know deep down I want to live and this trial could mean everything in my battle. After what seems like hours, even though it was only a few minutes in reality, I open my eyes and look for my parents. They are both sitting in the blue plastic covered recliners in my room holding each other’s hands with their foreheads pressed together in what I am assuming is prayer.  They hear the plastic move on my hospital bed as I shift trying to make myself as comfortable as I can with all the tubes coming out of me and they turn their faces towards me. The look on my mother’s face tells me that they know I’m about to make the decision that will forever change our family. A decision that I don’t even think they would have the strength to make on my behalf. I turn my eyes to Dr. Bob, who is still sitting on the edge of my bed waiting for my decision. It takes me a few seconds to realize that I hold the keys to my life in what I’m about to say. As I open my lips the tears finally begin to flow.
I utter quietly as I wipe away my tears, “I want to do the trial. Where do I sign?”

Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog.  She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Never intending on ever writing her own book, the idea behind the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking about her father who’d recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought about before. She’s excited to see where this wild ride takes her. 

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Blackmail of Evelynn Faust by Shirley Anne Edwards

The Blackmail of Evelynn Faust
Shirley Anne Edwards
YA Contemporary w/Romantic Elements/73k

Evelynn Faust suffers from horrible insomnia and paranoia. The summer before her senior year of high school should be one of the best summers of her life. But she’s tormented by guilt and an addiction that haunts her every waking moment. Evelynn is a drug dealer who also craves the drug she sells. The money and the popularity that come with it aren’t bad either. But when she’s caught dealing on school property by Eric Wagner, the respected and admired police chief’s son, the game is over.
He won’t snitch on her, unless she gives him whatever he wants - her.
She’s being blackmailed.
Evelynn has no one to turn to for help. Not her parents who don’t understand her rebellious nature or her circle of friends who only care about partying and getting high. When Adam Tristen moves in across the street, and he wants to get to know her better, it all seems too good to be true.
She must make a pact with the devil.
Evelynn now looks over her shoulder wherever she goes, waiting for Eric to act on his threats. But Adam, the charming college sophomore, sees something special inside Evelynn, and he wants to help her fix mistakes. In order to do that she must confront a dark secret from her past that could destroy her family…her life…and her entire world as she knows it.

She must take a leap of faith.

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Sweat caked my body. I shook even as I held my cell between my ear and shoulder as I waited for Adam.
He remained on the line the entire time he drove, talking to me, keeping me sane. I didn’t tell him about Eric. It would be better to tell him to his face and hope he didn’t freak out.
The sounds of tires rolling over crushed gravel met my ears. A few moments later, his tall, beautiful dark-caramel body came into view, and I crawled out of my cubby hole. Adam rushed over to me and pulled me in his arms. He smelled so clean, as if he had just taken a shower. I didn’t even want to know how I smelled.
“Are you okay?” he asked, cupping my face.
I shook my head and burst in tears. He held me tight while I cried.


We sat in the back of his car near the old entrance where a brick shed stored sports equipment. We were all alone, surrounded by long grass, weeds, and broken concrete that hadn’t been paved in years since the main parking lot was used in the front. The car windows were down, letting a hot breeze in. Adam wanted to take me home, or to his house, but I told him no. I wasn’t sure what I would face there. So, we suffered from the heat, or rather I did. Adam didn’t seem to mind as he held me in his arms and whispered in my ear.
I wiped my swollen eyes, staring down at my lap. My wrists and arms were covered in red from my sunburn, including a rainbow of new colors.
“Someone hurt you. Tell me who did this to you.” He rubbed the pad of his finger over the inside of my wrist. His thumb grazed the side of my hand, sending a tingle up my arm. I wanted to feel the same on my whole body, to erase the aftermath of Eric’s abuse.
“Eric and I had a disagreement about something.”
“Evelynn,” Adam murmured. “What did he do to you?”
 He laid his palm on mine. The breeze whipped through the car. I closed my eyes, wishing I was lying on my bed in the cool darkness even with the annoying streetlamp shining through my bedroom window.
“He didn’t rape me if you’re wondering. I stopped him before he could. He found out about me and you, and he got very angry. He said awful things about you, and I flipped out on him. He-he…threw me on his kitchen table and almost—” I rubbed my face on his shoulder and inhaled his clean scent.
“You were at his house?”
I nodded. “I visited Tink’s earlier in the day to meet some friends. He saw me coming out from there, but I think he followed me. I was so stupid to think we could talk. He was being nice for a change. I went over to his house to have lunch, and he became mean.” I dropped my head in my hands and groaned. “I messed up big time, and I don’t know what to do.”
Adam rubbed his cheek over mine. “You can trust me. Tell me what’s going on.”
The moment of truth had arrived. I couldn’t lie anymore. “My cousin Jenn and her boyfriend were arrested yesterday on possession of drugs and selling them. They’re involved in a network of drug trafficking in the area where they sell not just to high schools but to the middle school and maybe younger. The reason I’ve been on and off with Eric is because he’s blackmailing me. He caught me dealing a few months ago in the parking lot of the high school. Unless I become his girlfriend, he’ll tell his father about me.” I shook my head. “I-I’m so dead.”
Adam stared out the window, pulling at his bottom lip. I scraped the side of my thumb nail where the skin was rough from all the biting and picking I’d done.
“It’s okay if you want to throw me out of your car and never speak to me again.”
He sighed, and I went to open my door. He drew me into his embrace. His mouth brushed the side of my neck, and he cursed, holding me until I turned my head and looked at him full in the face. Our noses almost touched. I pressed my palm on his head, enjoying his short curls and how they felt through my fingers as I tugged on them.
“No more lies between us. Okay?” He lifted his hand to my head, mimicking my touch.
“I promise you, no more lies. I’m all tapped out with my lies. I want to be more like you.”
“Like me?’ he asked, his breath a whisper on my mouth, a tangy scent I wanted to inhale.
“Yes. You’re everything I’m not. Honest, good, and sweet. You make me want to be a better person.”
“I think you’re sweet, but just misunderstood,” he replied.
“Misunderstood, huh? I’d rather just be sweet.” I moved closer, wrapping my leg around his waist until I almost sat on his lap.
He gasped and his mouth brushed mine. “Not quite good, but we’re working on it.”
That made me smile. He then gave me one in return and kissed me as I’d been dying for him to. He nipped my lips gently, prodding slowly, erasing Eric’s harsh kiss until I ended up panting, wanting even more of his kisses…his touch all over me.
“Hold me, please. I need you,” I whispered, sliding my hands beneath his shirt to feel his stomach and the muscles there that jumped under my circling fingers.
“I have you.” He sighed. “But we shouldn’t. You’ve been—”
“Hush.” I kissed him with a deep intensity and demanding hunger. “Don’t let me go. I feel clean when I’m with you.”
“I won’t let you go. Ever.” He pulled me against him, just like I wanted.
Straddling his hips, I locked my thighs around his until he moaned. His hands skated up my legs and higher until I gasped, dizzy and punchy as a tide of emotion brought happy tears to my eyes.

About the Author:
Shirley Anne Edwards is a Northeast girl who first found her love for books when she read Nancy Drew's The Secret of the Old Clock Tower at thirteen. Shirley found her love for writing at a very young age, and since then has let her imagination run wild by creating quirky characters and vast worlds in her head.

Shirley lives in New Jersey and works in the entertainment industry in New York City.

In the immortal words of Mark Twain: "Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile."

For more information about Shirley and her writing journey:
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