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Elemental Lies Blog Tour & Giveaway!

This week on Nitty Gritty Romance,

we’re featuring the

Blog Tour & Giveaway

for:

Elemental Lies (Essential Elements #2)

by Elle Middaugh!

 

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Elemental Lies (Essential Elements #2)
by Elle Middaugh
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Release Date: July 24th 2017
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Elemental Lies coverSummary:

Valerie Moore is an Elemental, a person who commands one of the classical elements of wind, water, fire, or earth. She’s special, though. She controls two—fire and water—though sometimes it seems like they control her.

After the accidental exposure of Elementals to humanity, Valerie finds herself—and all of her kind—struggling to attain equality. Three different groups fight to secure leadership, and with all of their hidden agendas, she doesn’t know which side to choose. The balance between peaceful cohabitation and all-out war is precarious, at best.

When a chance meeting brings Val and earth Elemental Cade Landston back together, everything changes. She realizes what she knew in the beginning—that he’s the one she wants. Her desire to win him over draws her closer to him, and his vengeful mission to hunt down her murderous grandfather brings them both closer to trouble.

From mysterious doppelgangers to reckless rescue missions, scapegoat bombings, and evolving Elemental powers, Valerie strains to keep up.

All she knows is she must stop her grandfather at all costs. To do so, she has to figure out the truth. But how can she, when almost everyone she knows has been telling lies?

Sounds great!! 

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Excerpt:

Panic set in at the thought of losing him again, and before I could stop it, ice spread into a crystalized path between us. It wanted to reach out and hold on to him, to keep him there with me, and I could definitely empathize.

I know, it’s depressing, I thought to my element, but we can’t make him stay. Sighing, I pulled the water back in, feeling more connected to it than I ever had before.

“Sorry,” I said, my voice barely a whisper. I should’ve had the icy outbursts under control by then.

Every time Cade and I crossed paths, it was a small miracle, but any relief at finding him alive was eclipsed by the fear of possibly finding him dead the next time. The odds were stacked against us. The game we were playing was much bigger than us, and I was pretty sure neither of us had any idea what we were doing.

He bridged our gap in two steps and took my face in his palms. They were warm and smelled like cypress and evergreens. His green eyes were bright and buzzing with some secret emotion. I hoped it was longing, because then we could match.

The muscles in his jaw and neck were strung tight, like he was fighting something inside.

“No,” he said. “I’m sorry…for everything.”

Then he kissed me.

His fingers tangled in my hair and my body curled into him.

A light ignited in me, one I never knew existed. My soul felt like a sleeping star that had finally awoken and burst into flames. The shine of it radiated through my whole body, a blinding white light that blocked out the world around me.

My lips were so numb and tingly that I barely realized it when he pulled away. My feet were on the ground, but my mind was still floating up in space.

His chest heaved with uneven breaths. “And I’m sorry for that.”

I blinked slowly. I was certain the universe didn’t make apologies for moments of perfection. Besides, there was no apology in the world that could encompass what had just occurred.

He licked his lips and backed away slowly. “Not for kissing you, because god I’ve wanted to do that for so long…but because I can’t let it happen again.”

Where to buy?  

Amazon | Apple iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Kobo

 

And don’t forget book 1 in the series!:

 

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Elemental Secrets (Essential Elements #1) on Goodreads

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY!

CLICK HERE to enter the Giveaway Contest!

Fabulous prizes up for grabs, including:

*Signed Paperback copy of Elemental Lies*

*3 Kindle Copies of Elemental Lies*

*4 Elemental Charm Necklaces!!!!! 1 each of: Earth, Fire, Water, & Wind*

 

About the Author:

elle middaughElle Middaugh lives in the Allegheny Mountains outside of Clearfield, Pennsylvania, with her wonderful husband and three beautiful children. She spends most of her time raising kids, writing stories, playing video games, reading, and attempting to keep a clean house.
She’s a proud Navy wife, a frazzle-brained mother, a fan of health and fitness, a lover of hot tea and iced tea, and a believer in happily ever afters.

 

 

Where can you reach Elle?

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Blog Tour! Dream Frequency by S.J. Lomas

This week on Nitty Gritty Romance,

we’re hosting the blog tour for:

Dream Frequency

by S.J. Lomas!

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What a gorgeous cover!

Dream Frequency

by S.J. Lomas

Genre: YA

Release Date: June 2017

 

Summary:

Christine would never have considered herself new recruit material for a secret U.S. agency. Until recently, she’s just been an ordinary girl graduating from high school and wondering if a friendship with Gabriel, a mysterious coworker, would grow into something romantic. When Christine’s fascination with Gabriel leads to her discovery of dreamworlds, she learns that she’s anything but ordinary. In this thrilling conclusion to Dream Girl, Christine and Gabriel must choose their allegiances and face corruption, conspiracy, and the complexities of love in order to save themselves and everyone who matters to them – or die trying.

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Excerpt!!!!

The dream is freaking me out for three reasons:

  1. It was a nightmare.

  2. I haven’t spontaneously dreamt for almost a year.

  3. It’s the night before my final test.

            I’m sitting in the complete blackness of my training room quarters while the unsettling images cycle through my brain. It had come on slowly. Innocently. I was sitting under a tree, looking over a field of tall red poppies. I’ve never seen so many flowers before. As far as the eye could see, it was a densely packed sea of bobbing stalks waving in the warm breeze.

            The bright yellow sun beamed down in a cloudless blue sky. The colors were rich and brilliant, like a summer day. At first, I’d just leaned back against a tree and soaked in the beauty. It was like my earliest days in the dreamworld, before I learned anyone could monitor and influence my dreams. It was refreshing to settle into a real dream again, created solely by my subconscious. As it should be. The only thing I’d forgotten is sometimes my subconscious turns on me.

            A flicker of movement on my periphery caught my eye. A section of poppies rippled as if something was crawling through them. Judging by the width of the section of toppling stalks, probably a fairly large something. The breeze didn’t feel so warm and inviting anymore. A chill replaced it; the crawling thing was heading directly for me.

 

Dream Girl

 

 

 

Want to know how it all began? Dream Girl…

Dream Girl on Goodreads

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

S.J. Lomas

 

S.J. is a cheerful Michigan girl who writes strange and somewhat dark stories for young adults and those who love to read YA literature.

 

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SeQuence Entangled (The Heart of the Ocean #3) Cover & Trailer Reveal

This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, we are thrilled to share the cover and trailer reveal for:

SeQuence Entangled

(The Heart of the Ocean #3)

by Lorraine M.L.M. !!!!

 

SeQuence Entangled (The Heart of the Ocean #3)

by Lorraine M.L.M.

Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance

Release Date: July 6th 2017

 

Summary:

Politics or Love? Prophecy or Truth? Dreams or Reality?
What happens when the Sequences get entangled?
Back in her home realm of Tuscania, Alessia’s powers are stronger than ever. Not only that, she and Dante make it official and get engaged, but their bliss is short-lived when Alessia wakes from a nightmare screaming a prophecy.
Her words, “Protect the womb—safeguard the seed,” make no sense. Despite her surreal glow, she certainly isn’t pregnant. As the dreams increase and a strange voice breaches her personal shield, Alessia fears she’s losing her mind. What if her people declare her insane just like her family did back on Earth? Alessia keeps her growing turmoil a secret, even from Dante. She can’t distract him just as he’s stepped up to be the leader he was born to be.
Dante quickly discovers being a leader isn’t easy. Tuscania desperately needs the help of the dreamers of house Regai-Rallias, but they will only offer aid if Dante honours an agreement he made seven moon-years ago to marry Lavia.
Torn between politics and love, prophecy and truth, dreams and reality, Alessia and Dante’s Sequence of Hearts will be tested like never before as they struggle to save their kingdom and themselves.
SeQuence Entangled is the third installment in the enchanting Young Adult Fantasy/Romance Series; The Heart of the Ocean. This series will appeal to fans of fairytale romance, sword and sorcery, folktales, undersea worlds, parallel fantasy lands, new worlds, and female protagonists with unique powers.

 

 

And now…. the Cover Reveal!!!!!  Sequence Entangled LARGE EBOOK

It’s GORGEOUS!

 

 

…And the Trailer Reveal!!!! 

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And don’t forget Books 1 & 2 of the series!

SeQuence (The Heart of the Ocean #1) on Goodreads

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SeQuence Aligned (The Heart of the Ocean #2) on Goodreads

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lorraine m.l.m.About the Author

Lorraine M.L.M writes young adult romantic fiction. Her love for reading prompted her passion for writing. She loves all genres of romance but has a special and inherent interest in Fantasy/Romance in particular uplifting and thought provoking fiction. Her YA Fantasy/Romance debut novel, SeQuence was shortlisted for the 2015 Love Stories New Talent Award.

When she’s not writing, she can be found gazing into the distance thinking about writing.

If you would like to keep up-to-date with news of her forthcoming releases, you can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/b-3fXn

Author Links:

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Moments of Magic in the Midst of Ordinary — With Iona Morrison

This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, we are featuring the wonderful Iona Morrison, who shares what Happiness means to her…

From Iona:

Moments of Magic in the midst of Ordinary

My youngest grandson wiggled, hopping from one chair to the next, asking one question after another. I smiled, answering what I could before he bounded off on another topic. A chuckle desperately wanted to emerge as I watched him until I was dizzy and had to look away. A surprising warm feeling of happiness engulfed me as he continued to chatter on turning somersaults across my living room floor while all the ornaments rattled on the tree.

Watching his non-stop motion, I couldn’t help but think of my son, his father, at the same age. He was another big bundle of energy who chattered from the time he opened his eyes in the morning until he closed them in exhaustion at the end of the day. Sunshine wrapped up in a small boy’s body with loads of energy to spare. If I told him once, I must have said it hundreds of times you’ll have a child just like you some day and the little person wiggling around my living room was proof of the power of those words. It was about self-preservation and finding a measure of sanity in the chaos of a moment that I had uttered, those powerful words known as the Mother’s Curse. May I insert right here that I doubt the words are a curse at all, but rather a powerful blessing. My mother never meant more to me than when I was raising my sons. She had many laughs at my expense as I told her stories of another one of their escapades, even as I am chuckling watching my wiggly grandson.

Times like this make me sigh with contentment and remind me what real happiness is. Life is fragile and broken, but beautiful with moments of magic in the midst of the ordinary. I am happiest when I love, and I’m with those who love me; when I give of myself and when I  watch my children with their children in the circle of life.

*****

Iona is sharing a blurb and excerpt from her latest release:

Dance with a Devil ! 

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Blurb:

Jessie is enjoying an evening run, grateful her life is finally back to normal. Starting the incline toward home, a sudden terror grips her. Someone is watching her. She picks up her pace, but he’s hot on her heels—and he means to kill her. She narrowly manages to elude her pursuer and reach the safety of her house. The first one she calls for help is the man she has grown to love, Matt Parker.

Matt already has his hands full dealing with a notorious hitman who’s in the area and a thug who followed a visitor to Blue Cove. Now Jessie is in danger, and Matt will do anything to keep her safe. He can’t lose her now.

When Matt becomes the target, it’s Jessie’s turn to help. She has a few surprises in store as a few ghostly friends come to her aid.

Excerpt:

A bullet splintered the bark of the tree where she had been standing. Jessie ran. She could hear someone crashing through the brush not far behind her. Another bullet missed her, hitting a little to the right, kicking up dirt and leaves on the ground. She ran faster. Up ahead, she could see a branch hanging low, and she did what she had done many times as a kid. She reached out, grabbed it as she ran by, and swung herself up into the tree to hide. She got a foot on a low branch and climbed up further, out of sight, her dress snagging on twigs. Her feet screamed in pain, her palms were slick with blood. Be silent! She crouched, one arm around the main trunk, trying to stifle her breathing. Her heart pumped hard, her ears strained for any sound. She took her gun from the holster, but her hand wouldn’t stop shaking. A branch snapped, and she jerked. Quiet! She covered her mouth with her hand. He was still coming, the hunter hunting his prey. He wasn’t trying to be quiet. Branches snapped, and she heard the thud of running footsteps. Jessie clung to the trunk, still as a piece of tree bark.

It sounds fabulous! Treat yourself to a holiday gift and pre-order today!

Where to buy?

Wild Rose Press

Amazon

And where can you find Iona?

Facebook

Website

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Goodreads

Amazon Author Page

 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Reading!


Tips for Holiday Happiness!

Tips for Holiday Happiness with Author Nicci Carrera!

Today on Nitty Gritty Romance, we have the wonderful Nicci Carrera sharing some tips for holiday happiness! PLUS! She shares a blurb from:

THIRD STRIKE’S THE CHARM!

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From Nicci:

Tips for Holiday Happiness

Welcome to the holiday season of 2016! First, I wish you a safe, healthy, and happy season. Next, I want to share with you the little things that make me happy this time of year and that might make you happy as well.

  • After dinner, take a hot shower, dry off with a favorite towel (Charisma from Costco) and put on a thick warm robe  then lie on the couch wrapped in a comforter and read on my Kindle or Nook or sometimes even a paperback. (If you live in the southern hemisphere, make that a cool shower and skip the comforter.)

  • Meet a friend for a little shopping followed by a coffee. (Southern hemisphere: make it an iced tea!)

  • On a sunny day, find a window that has sun streaming through it and sit, stand or lie down there in the sun for a little while. (If it’s hot where you are, substitute a shady spot.)

  • Slipping into my favorite sheets (from Jennifer Adams) an hour early to read.

I grew up in a small town and my parents worked hard to make Christmas special. We had lots of snow, and my dad hung up the Christmas decorations along the windows that lined our long hallway. They had a big tree decorated with lights and ornaments. The family gathered together and opened gifts, but the memories that last aren’t the gifts, all of which I have forgotten, but of being together with my parents, sister and brothers.

Both of my parents are gone now, but they live on in  my heart and sometimes in my books. The second book in my Lobster Cove series is about Cara Cruz and her childhood and high-school sweetheart Jason Ward. Jason, an injured major-league baseball pitcher is home in this small Maine town taking care of his mom, who is disabled. His mom is also Cara’s best friend, so even though the two have some complicated history, they are thrown together during her summer vacation.

The book is a tribute to my mother who suffered from memory loss and confusion in her later years. While those were challenging years and in many ways sad, they were also a gift as I experienced getting to take care of her with unconditional love and also because I was amazed by how capable, funny and motherly she continued to be. At this time of year, I remember both my parents and the efforts they made to create a winter wonderland at Christmas for their three children.

In addition to this women’s fiction element, Third Strike’s the Charm, also has a second-chance romance with a very sexy and quiet-type male and a spicy smart woman.

BLURB!

thirdstrikesthecharm_w10429_300Super student Cara Cruz made it all the way through her prestigious MBA program only to choke on the last final. Ordered by her advisor to take the summer off and clear her head, she’s home in Lobster Cove for some fun before retaking the exam. If she fails a second time, she will lose her dream job offer in Chicago. Meanwhile her best friend happens to be her ex-boyfriend’s mom, which means close contact with the man who broke her heart. Twice. This time she’ll protect her heart no matter the cost.

Ex-major-league baseball pitcher Jason Ward blew his money, his elbow, and his love life. Now at home taking care of his mom and working on a new life plan, he wants Cara back, but he already struck out, didn’t he? Maybe not, and now his mission is to win her back without telling her the truth about why he really came home.

Winning at love will be the only play that counts.

 

Oh my goodness! An ex-major-league baseball pitcher and second-chance love…? Treat yourself for the holidays! Where to buy…?

The Wild Rose Press:

http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/3805-third-strike-s-the-charm.html

Amazon Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Third-Strikes-Charm-Lobster-Cove-ebook/dp/B01CWH7MI6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458195608&sr=1-1&keywords=third+strike%27s+the+charm

Kobo:

https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=Third%20Strike%27s%20the%20Charm%20(Nicci%20Carrera)&ac=1&acp=third%20strike

iBooks:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/third-strikes-the-charm/id1090762566?mt=11

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/third-strikes-the-charm-nicci-carrera/1123508846?ean=2940158028403

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Nicci_Carrera_Third_Strike_s_the_Charm?id=vcIODAAAQBAJ

All Romance eBooks:

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thirdstrike039sthecharm-1999824-149.html

Get to know Nicci!

Nicci writes full-time and has two books out with the Wild Rose Press. She loves to read and nicci-portrait-low-res-correctedthinks great books are ones you can lose yourself in, thinking about it all day long until falling back into it at night (and on lunch breaks). When her work-in-progress is going well, she drinks organic unsweetened almond milk, and when it isn’t, she mainlines chocolate. She likes to write stories based in reality but with high drama that are a bit funny and modern.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Reading!


COVER REVEAL! Fate Forgotten, by J.L. Sheppard

This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, I am so excited to bring you the COVER REVEAL for J.L. Sheppard’s newest novel:

FATE FORGOTTEN!

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FATE FORGOTTEN

Fated Immortals Series

Book 2, Standalone

Blurb!

Valerie Matlock’s life revolves around her coven. Young and naïve, she knows little about the immortal war brewing until the night her coven is attacked. In the blink of an eye, the family she loves is gone. Devastated, she lays eyes on the angry demon warrior, Jacob Rhodes. A Guardian, he means her no harm, but she fears him as deeply as she craves him. She has to stay away. She just doesn’t know if she can.

The pain of Jacob’s losses have hardened him. He lives for revenge and uses anger like a shield, keeping everyone at arm’s length. He can’t risk losing more. Tragedy strikes, again, and he’s left caring for his four-year-old niece, Annie. The bright girl deserves better than him. But he can’t give her up, not ever. When he sets his eyes on his fated mate, the powerful witch, Valerie, his life gets twice as complicated. Will she accept him, a demon she fears and his adopted child?

Sounds amazing, right? There’s more!

FF_A Witch

 

Read the EXCERPT HERE!!!

A beautiful stranger sleeping on his couch.

His heart pounded faster. His chest heaved. Rubbing his sweaty palms against his jeans, a growl escaped his lips. A sense of possessiveness overwhelmed him.

Taking a step closer, he pulled in a breath. Shivers ran through his body. Holding back a groan, his jaw clenched.

Breathtaking.

Fascinating.

Marvelous.

And it was no longer a mystery. The haunting scent was hers.

And it wasn’t just her scent, it was her. Striking, everything about her drew him in. His body pulsed, desire to hold her, comfort her, protect her welled inside him. Powerful, confounding, and indescribable. Even now, staring at her he was drawn inexplicably. He couldn’t put it into words, but he couldn’t ignore it. He knew what it was and why he couldn’t control it.

She was his fated mate, the woman granted to him above all others, his other half. There was no question.

He couldn’t help what he did next. Ever so slowly, he drew closer. A mere few feet away, he held his hand over her face, craving with every fiber in his being to feel the softness of her skin against his.

Before he could, her eyes snapped open. Painful jolts shot through him. The pain so unbearable it brought him, a demon, to his knees. The current gone a moment later, but the pain hadn’t faded. Every joint, every muscle ached.

And still, all he could think: her eyes were the perfect shade—honey.

 

Where to pick up your copy!!!!! 

FATE FORGOTTEN will be available AUGUST 26, 2016

Pre-order available now!!!!

The Wild Rose Press

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Reading!


Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star, Book Trailer

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This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, I’m talking about something I’m in love with–the book trailer for Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star!

 

And, I’d love to share it with you!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the trailer!

So…Want to meet Malcolm Angel? Now’s your chance!

 

Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star

is NOW available for pre-order!

Click Here to Order at Amazon!

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Thanks so much to Videos by O for the fabulous trailer!

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