This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, we are thrilled to share the cover and trailer reveal for:
(The Heart of the Ocean #3)
by Lorraine M.L.M. !!!!
SeQuence Entangled (The Heart of the Ocean #3)
Genre: YA Fantasy/Romance
Release Date: July 6th 2017
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!!!!!
…And the Trailer Reveal!!!!
And don’t forget Books 1 & 2 of the series!
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.
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This week on Nitty Gritty Romance, we are featuring the wonderful Iona Morrison, who shares what Happiness means to her…
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 !
Coming In January and on pre-order now: Dance with a Devil, the fourth book in the Blue Cove Mystery Series.
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.
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!
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And where can you find Iona?
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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!
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.
Super 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:
Barnes and Noble:
All Romance eBooks:
Get to know Nicci!
Nicci writes full-time and has two books out with the Wild Rose Press. She loves to read and thinks 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.
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Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star,
is now available for pre-sale on Amazon!
Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm.
Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn’t deserve to be loved.
When Summer’s honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer’s been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?
We are going to have a blast this summer!
Check back often for behind-the-scenes info on Summer of Irreverence, and meet mega rock star, Malcolm Angel…
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I am so excited to bring you the GORGEOUS cover for the first book in my new series:
The New York Artists Series!
HERE IT IS!
Can’t wait to tell you all about it!
Summer of Irreverence — The Rock Star,
will be available for pre-sale in May.
Check back often for blurb, excerpt, and info!
In the meantime, you can head to Goodreads and add:
Summer of Irreverence–The Rock Star,
to your “To-Read” list!
(Psst! Goodreads has a sneak-peek at the blurb!)
The New York Artists Series is for 18+
Thanks for stopping by! I LOVE this book and series, and hope you will, too!