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Release Day Blitz — Work of Art – The Collection by Ruth Clampett

 

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Work of Art – The Collection

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Ruth Clampett

 

 

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A stroke of beauty

a palette of pain

a rendering of passion

…creating a work of art

WoABoxsetEbook1.jpgIn a life driven by passion, famed artist Maxfield Caswell lives in a world of brilliant color and drama, pushing his art and affairs to his emotional edge. He’s stunning, charismatic and celebrated in the art world, but are the trappings of fame also destroying him?

Ava Jacobs is diligently working toward an art career of her own when she’s swept off her feet by the self-destructive artist — creating a world of sensuality and all-consuming love. But will the pain of the past and turmoil of the present make their future uncertain? From desire and mystery to a muse that almost slips away, The Work of Art Collection will be the inspiration that has you breathless for the unveiling of their final masterpiece.

This beautifully written love story is finally being released as a collection (complete box set) for the first time and includes new material and extras.

 

 

 

– EXCERPT –

 

“Max, I realize now I have to live my life with passion and go after exactly what I want.”

“What do you want, Ava?” His eyes search my expression for what’s still unspoken.

I look at him and smile before I hurl myself off the cliff. The anticipation of the freefall is delicious, because I’m sure of where I’m going to land. I pause to study him for our final moment as two separate people.

Standing before me is my sparking live wire…his mind a verdant forest to endlessly wander. His uncontainable spirit swirls around me, lifting me off the ground. My cheeks are windburned and my heart wildly racing from the sheer force of it.My gaze travels along his jaw, across his shoulders and down his thighs. I’m desperately hungry, because his body and his beautiful face are the physical manifestation of everything I’ve ever desired.

My friend, my greatest love…my Max.

He looks at me expectantly.

“You,” I whisper. “I want you.”

“Oh, Ava.” His voice is heavy with emotion as he steps forward and pulls me into his powerful arms. All of the longing we’ve suffered through now defines the surge of passion between us. His hands press into me as if in prayer.

My next breath catches with a sob, and tears of joy and relief paint my face. But he gently brushes them away and kisses the salty remains.

A shade of disbelief and confusion lingers. “You want me?” he whispers, as if he’s hoping so much to believe me. His lips graze my cheek, pausing so close to mine. I imagine he wants to breathe in my response, draw it inside and let it course through him like the blood that keeps his heart beating.

I grab his arms and shake him, my voice heated and urgent. I’m desperate to have him understand. “You have to know…I may have fought it, but you’re all I’ve ever wanted. I don’t want to deny it for another day, another moment.”

This time he sways, rocks forward, and lifts me into his embrace.

Our kiss is desperate as our hearts join together. I’m drunk with his taste, my tongue sliding across his, my teeth grazing his bottom lip before I sink further into him. His passion intoxicates me until I float out of my body to watch the scene before me.

We’re in a Maxfield Parrish amber-dipped landscape redefining the cinematic kiss. I imagine we’re near the edge of a cliff with the world laid out before us. The sun’s about to sink behind the horizon while we hold onto each other, bracing against the wind of all our past experiences as they whip past us. It’s a masterpiece. This moment should be in an elaborately gilded frame hanging in the Louvre.

 

 

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        RUTH CLAMPETT

 

WoABoxsetEbook1Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, her careers have included graphic design, photography, VP of Design for WB Stores and teaching photography at UCLA. She now runs her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. where she’s had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics.

The Work of Art Trilogy is Ruth’s third publishing endeavor, following Animate Me and Mr. 365. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who loves art and visiting museums as much as her mom.

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Review and Excerpt Tour: The Promise of Surrender by Liliana Hart

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WE are so excited to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour for THE PROMISE OF SURRENDER by Liliana Hart! THE PROMISE OF SURRENDER is a novella in Liliana’s The MacKenzie Family Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It is due to be released on December 15, 2015! Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!

The Promise of Surrender

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Liliana Hart

 

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The Promise of Surrender - coverMia Russo spent ten years working undercover, entrenched in the dregs of society before handing in her shield. Opening her own pawn shop is a piece of cake in comparison. All she needs is the bad attitude she developed on the streets and the shotgun under her counter to keep law and order. Until the day Zeke McBride walks into her shop.

Zeke knows Mia has every right not to trust him. He was the one who chose the next op instead of her. And all he can hope is that somewhere under the snarl and cynicism is a woman who can forgive. Because whether she trusts him or not, they’re going to have to work together to bring down the gang that’s decided Mia is their next target.

 

 

 

 

– EXCERPT –

The drive into Surrender was quick and easy. The town was locked up tight for the most part. All the shops downtown were dark except for the gaslights that flickered along the walkways. There were lights coming from some of the apartments above the shops, including hers, but it looked like most of the action was happening down at Duffey’s Pub at the far end of Main Street.

She rolled her window down and could hear the beat of the music from the live band. Cars littered the parking lot and every light imaginable was on, inside and out. Duffey’s wasn’t her scene, but still she was tempted to take a detour and head that direction. Drink a couple of beers, dance with a couple of ranch hands, and keep her mind off Zeke.

But instead, she pulled into her parking space behind the building and climbed the stairs to the second floor. If she

could get a cold beer and a shower then all would be right with the world. The only issue was the man sitting in her rocking chair.

“I didn’t figure you’d want me going inside without you,” he said, his smile easy. As if nothing more than a simple conversation had passed between them earlier. It was one of the things that had always driven her crazy about him. When he was over something, he was over it, and he moved on. Her emotions weren’t quite as settled.

“You figured right,” she said. “I would’ve shot first and asked questions later.”

“I thought that temper of yours would’ve settled over the years.”

“Nope, I’m mean as a snake.”

“That’s not what the ladies at the bakery downstairs said. Those are amazing cinnamon rolls, by the way.”

“I know. Why are you here again? I figure if I keep asking you’ll eventually tell me.”

“Don’t you want to know what the ladies had to say about you?”

If she stood there looking at him too much longer she’d end up straddling his lap and throwing caution to the wind. He sent her body into overdrive—it didn’t matter that it had been seven years. Hell, when they’d been together it hadn’t mattered if he’d just taken her and she was still lying limp and sweaty beneath him. He always made her want him.

He lounged back in the chair like a big jungle cat, and his eyes were predatory. If she let him inside she knew where they’d end up. Even from where she stood she could feel the arcs of electricity between them.

 

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The Promise of Surrender - R&E Tour - Teaser 1After witnessing the execution of her best friend, Rachel, undercover cop Mia Russo hands in her badge and starts a new life as the owner of a pawn shop near Surrender, Montana. But it’s not just her old job she leaves behind.

Zeke McBride prides himself on being the best at his work — undercover agent, commanding officer of a DEA Taskforce. Life endangering, adrenalin-pumping work, Zeke loves the job. Duty has always come first — that’s why Mia Russo left him seven years ago.  Dangerous circumstances have given Zeke the chance to come face-to-face with Mia again, and he’s not going to let her walk away this time.

Liliana Hart’s The Promise of Surrender is the newest offering of the 1001 Dark Nights Series, as well as being the latest offering in her MacKenzie Family Series. It’s a fast-paced, standalone novella that, for this reader, ended too soon.  Hart’s characters are rock solid — their dialogue rings true and their actions believable. The attraction between Mia and Zeke sizzles from the moment he walks into her pawn shop, and the heat rockets off the charts from there.

The plot is well thought out and its resolution satisfying. And, oh, let me mention again — the electricity between Mia and Zeke could fulfill the needs of any major power grid in North America.  The only kind of blackouts in this novella are orgasmic — well done, Ms. Hart!

Note: The Promise of Surrender is a novella written for adult entertainment. Set in the West, it is not a Western, but rather a very nice bedtime tale for the grown-ups — not for the little doggies.

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LILIANA HART

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Liliana Hart is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author in both the mystery and romance genres. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music.

Liliana is an avid reader and a believer in all things romance. Her books are filled with witty dialogue, steamy sex, and the all-important happily-ever-afters her romantic soul craves. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she’s sold more than 1.2 million ebooks all over the world.

 

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Cover Reveal: Laura Kaye’s Love in the Light

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We are beyond thrilled to bring you the amazing Cover Reveal for Laura Kaye’s LOVE IN THE LIGHT! Releasing January 12, 2016, LOVE IN THE LIGHT is a novel told in dual POV and Part Two of her bestselling Hearts in Darkness Duet. Grab your copy of HEARTS IN DARKNESS now and be sure to preorder LOVE IN THE LIGHT!

 

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Two hearts in the darkness…

Makenna James and Caden Grayson have been inseparable since the day they were trapped in a pitch-black elevator and found acceptance and love in the arms of a stranger. Makenna hopes that night put them on the path to forever—which can’t happen until she introduces her tattooed, pierced, and scarred boyfriend to her father and three over-protective brothers.

Must fight for love in the light…

Haunted by a childhood tragedy and the loss of his family, Caden never thought he’d find the love he shares with Makenna. But the deeper he falls, the more he fears the devastation sure to come if he ever lost her, too. When meeting her family doesn’t go smoothly, Caden questions whether Makenna deserves someone better, stronger, and just more…normal. Maybe they’re too different—and he’s far too damaged—after all…

 

 

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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

 

 

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Review and Excerpt Tour: Teased by Rebecca Zanetti

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We are thrilled to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour for TEASED by Rebecca Zanetti! TEASED is a novella in the world of her Dark Protectors Series, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Released on December 8, 2015, be sure to grab a copy of this sexy novella today!

TEASED

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Rebecca Zanetti

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TEASED - coverThe Hunter

For almost a century, the Realm’s most deadly assassin, Chalton Reese, has left war and death in the past, turning instead to strategy, reason, and technology. His fingers, still stained with blood, now protect with a keyboard instead of a weapon. Until the vampire king sends him on one more mission; to hunt down a human female with the knowledge to destroy the Realm. A woman with eyes like emeralds, a brain to match his own, and a passion that might destroy them both—if the enemy on their heels doesn’t do so first.

The Hunted

Olivia Roberts has foregone relationships with wimpy metro-sexuals in
favor of pursuing a good story, bound and determined to uncover the truth, any truth. When her instincts start humming about missing proprietary information, she has no idea her search for a story will lead her to a ripped, sexy, and dangerous male beyond any human man. Setting aside the unbelievable fact that he’s a vampire and she’s his prey, she discovers that trusting him is the only chance they have to survive the danger stalking them both.

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“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

He exhaled and stretched out long, very long, legs. “Sure you do. Your first two articles in the series detailed missing researchers from Oregon along with hints about their missing research, all leading up to an article coming next week with a big reveal. I’m assuming the big reveal is the actual research into chromosomal pairs, into extra ones belonging to an imaginary species, and you’re being duped.”

“Oh yeah?” She put her hands on her hips and pivoted in the seat to face him. “If I’m being duped, then why are people trying to either kidnap or shoot me?” She was on to the find of the century, and she needed to get back on track to meet her source for the evidence. “Let me out of this car, and I won’t press charges.”

“Do I look like I’m worried about charges?”

No. Not at all. He looked like some badass vigilante in tailored clothing. All muscle, intelligence, and…maleness. So damn maleportrait of the elegant man on dark he could define the word. “You should be worried,” she countered, her stomach dropping. The guy couldn’t care less. She’d seen his face. She knew his name. “You’re going to kill me,” she whispered, her heart clenching. “Or try to,” she added quickly.

He tossed his empty water bottle into a trash receptacle near the door. “I’ve saved your life twice. If I wanted you dead, you’d be dead.”

A chill crawled down her back. “But you need the information you mentioned.” Then would he kill her? Or try to?

He leaned toward her, bringing heat. “Listen, Livy. I will not kill you. I promise.”

Livy? Only her grandpop called her that, and hearing the nickname from Chalton’s handsome lips gave her odd tingles she really had to banish. She pressed her lips together. “Have you killed anybody before?

“Yes.”

She knew it. Of course he had. The guy was definitely a soldier from the way he moved. “In times of war?”

“Yes.”

Hope unfurled inside her. “In other times?”

“We’re usually at war.” He shrugged

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Journalist Olivia Roberts is about to release an article that will put the humans of planet Earth in a state of panic —at the very least.  A secret source has been feeding her information about a heretofore unknown species of creatures that evidence thirty pairs of chromosomes, as opposed to the twenty-two pairs identified in humans. What Olivia doesn’t know can harm her — those creatures in possession of the eight extra pairs of chromosomes are actually vampires and shifters!

Chalton Reese is the vampire charged with tracing down Olivia Roberts, finding out her source for the material and preventing the publication of that article. When he finally comes face to face with the dishy Olivia, the attraction is electric. Unfortunately, he’s not the only faction of the vampire/shifter world that wants Olivia and her source.

In her latest release, Teased, author Rebecca Zanetti takes the reader on a breathtakingly fast-paced race of a story.  Filled with fascinating characters first introduced in her Dark Protector Series and a companion piece to her 1001 Dark Nights Tricked novella, Zanetti has created a vampire canon in which the vampires are alive — they have hearts, they bleed — no undead, cold hands creeping on warm human flesh here, folks. While they are still immortal, they can be injured in any number of ways. And although they can’t glamour you, their sheer gorgeousness is more than enough to pull you into their world.

The romance between Chalton and Olivia is hot, but predictable. (I challenge any other female to deny Chalton anything for the length of time Olivia does — he’s her mate, for Pete’s sake!) The secondary characters are all well written — all interesting — some absolutely delightful (Chalton’s mother is a hoot) and the plot is terrific. Original and ingenious, it’s complete with a twist that will leave you wanting more of these characters and their stories. A standalone novella,  Teased is destined to be a winner.

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REBECCA ZANETTI

Rebecca Zanetti- author picNew York Times Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the USA TodayNY TimesAmazonBarnes and Noble, and iBooksbestseller lists. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Her current series are: The Scorpius Syndrome, The Dark Protectors, The Realm Enforcers, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series.

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Blog Tour and Review: 500 Confessions by K. C. Hitt

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500 Confessions is a compilation of 500 real sexual  confessions from real people. Compiled over almost four years, they range from those that push the boundaries of sexuality, to the cute moments many of us dream of experiencing during sexual activity. Some are of a caring nature with the ability to heal, and some are crushing with long lasting and outreaching effects. Others are dark and twisted making one feel extremely uncomfortable, while some cause the heart to flutter with excitement. Perhaps most intriguing is the knowledge that some, or all, of these confessions weremeant to stay as secrets, never to be known by anyone.
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I confess:  I read every single one of the confessions revealed in K. C. Hitt’s 500 Confessions as if each were the lightest, crispiest, most golden potato chip ever made — and I could not stop at just one.  I devoured the entire book as if I were on a junk food binge.

Collected over a period of four years, the author has complied from individuals 500 revelations concerning their sexual practices, thoughts, encounters, desires and disappointments.  The penitents come from all walks of life, of all gender identities, of all sexual preferences and orientations. And what results is erotica of the finest nature — erotica whose genesis is actual truth.

The revelations are at times stunning, shocking, delightful, funny, and sad.  Taboos are broken, fantasies are realized, secrets are revealed. And through author Hitt, all are whispered in the ear for your enjoyment, to do with what you will.

So go ahead, give in to your inner voyeur — treat yourself with 500 Confessions.

Note: This is erotica which means its content is meant to sexually stimulate.  It is adult reading, published for a specific, mature audience.

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Author: K.C. Hitt
Genre: Erotica
Release Date: November 3, 2015
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K.C. Hitt is an author who loves putting pen to paper. Intrigued from a young age, K.C. began taking writing more seriously after finishing university and dedicates a large portion of time to all things writing related.

Although K.C. has enjoyed writing many genres including adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense, the major focus has always been romance. From light-hearted to adult, and most recently dark romance, the idea of the struggle and the power of love has always been the centralized interest.

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Release Day Blitz and Review: Creature of Habit: Book Two by Angel Lawson

CREATURE OF HABIT: BOOK TWO

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ANGEL LAWSON

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AmIMG_2437elia should have run when she had the chance. Away from Asheville.
Away from her job. But most importantly, away from her deadly boss, Grant Palmer.

Instead she finds the draw of Grant irresistible even after he reveals his darkest secrets. Amelia remains in Asheville even though a killer is stalking her, knowing the one person that can protect her is equally dangerous. It’s a decision that will change her life—perhaps even destroy it.

 

 

 

 

 

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You Are Not A God

No, I considered, feeling the heat rise.  I am not a God, but my wraith will be just as vengeful.

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And with those damning thoughts, vampire Grant Palmer sets out to destroy those creatures who have been on a serial killing spree in the city he’s vowed to protect.  Alone — his love, Amelia Chase, having rejected him after witnessing his merciless shredding of another creature to pieces — Grant attempts to refocus his existence on the capture and destruction of the sociopathic vampire, Caleb. Caleb, for reasons unclear to Grant, is playing a gruesome and deadly game of chess with Grant, using those closest to the vigilante vampire as pawns.

Amelia, in shock, terrified by the horror she’s witnessed, attempts to convince the rational side of her self that a life without IMG_2733Grant is possible. But, the heart wants what the heart wants, and Amelia is soon back in Grant’s life, if only for the purposes of her own self-preservation.  Ensconced in a guest room in Grant’s home, Amelia and Grant can’t help their attraction to one another, and as Caleb continues wreaking mayhem on those close to the couple, Grant and Amelia inevitably come to the realization that there is no life without the other.

Creature of Habit: Book Two is the second installment in Angel Lawson’s Creature of Habit Trilogy.  Initially derived from her very popular Twilight fan fiction of the same name, Creature of Habit: Book Two continues on the same plot line regarding the romance between Grant and Amelia. But all bets are off as to the rest of the story. Author Lawson has added layer upon layer of new content — fascinating glimpses into the vampire/shifter mythology, as well as detailed and intriguing character histories — fresh material that leaves any comparison to a certain young adult fantasy novel in a plume of purple smoke and ash.

Angel Lawson is at her best here — she has the ability to take her readers from the tender emotions of blissful love and, with a masterful stroke, render them next stunned in horror. It’s a rollercoaster ride, from one chapter to the next, and what an intense, gripping ride it is!

Creature of Habit: Book Two is a standalone novel.  It has a prologue and epilogue that sufficiently sets the scene for the story in such a manner that one does not have to read the first installment. However, this reader recommends that both books be read, and in sequence — not out of necessity, but rather for pure pleasure. Creature of Habit: Book Two contains scenes of graphic bloodshed and violence, as well as explicit sexual scenes (Holy Hallelujah, Batman!).  It is written for a mature audience and is not bedtime fare for the kiddies. So  — go ahead — pour yourself a goblet of O(h, my) Positive and enjoy!

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  • File Size: 1974 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016CRT3AC

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ANGEL LAWSON

5669074Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of the completed Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin’s Murder with Kira Gold.

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