Cover Art Reveal – Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway

Today is an exciting day! Here before your very own eyes is the latest cover art reveal by author L.H. Cosway. Below are both the paperback and ebook cover art images for her newest book “Still Life With Strings”.

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Intrigued aren’t you? How could you not be, this is a work by L.H. Cosway, which means its guaranteed to be great and full of that hot romantic chemistry she is so well known for. I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek/beta read of this book and I guarantee you it will not disappoint.

Just to tease you a bit more, here is a snippet about the book:

“My name is Jade Lennon and I stand still for money.

The night I saw Shane Arthur watching me everything changed. A man in a suit always catches my eye, but it was the way he looked at me that was different. Like he knew me or something. He didn’t know me, especially not in my costume. My sobriety rests on staying away from men, but there was something about him that made me throw caution to the wind.

After all, I was never going to see him again, right?

Wrong.

Standing still isn’t the only way I make my money. I also bartend at a concert hall. Never in my wildest dreams did I think Shane was going to show up there. Not only that, but he’s the most recent addition to the orchestra. So now on a daily basis I have to resist one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever met and he plays the violin. For me that’s one hell of a deadly cocktail.

He wants me to teach him how to live. I’m not sure how much a twenty-six year old recovering alcoholic who works in a bar and moonlights as a living statue can teach a world class concert violinist, but I’m sure going to try.

Still Life with Strings is a story of music, art, sex, magical realism, and romance that you will never forget.”

(Expected date of publication: March 24th 2014.)

In honor of this big day the author is running a rafflecopter giveaway so see below for details…

Meet Michael Allan Scott

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Today’s interview spotlight is on Michael Allan Scott. Born and raised at the edge of the high desert in Kingman, Arizona, Michael Allan Scott resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Cynthia and their hundred-pound Doberman, Otto.  In addition to writing mysteries and speculative fiction, his interests include music, photography, art, scuba diving and auto racing.

His book The Dark Side of Sunset Pointe – A Lance Underphal Mystery is a paranormal mystery that reads like a thrill ride with twists and turns you won’t see coming. You can view the book trailer here.

KT: So tell us Michael, how did you end up writing in this genre?

MAS: When I started writing fiction, I was drawn to science fiction, dark fantasy and horror, yet I love reading a good mystery. In researching which genres within my wheelhouse had the best commercial potential, mystery/suspense/thriller was the clear winner.

KT: If one of your books was being made into a movie, which celebrities would you want to cast for it?

MAS: Of course, I’m expecting they will all be made into movies. In fact, the writing style is more visual than typical novels, custom-built for movie adaptation. That said, for the first book, Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, I envision Jack Nicholson or John Travolta as Lance Underphal and Ryan Gosling or Brad Pitt as Detective Frank Salmon.

KT: Ooh, all good actors and dreamy to watch on the big screen. Nice choices. Moving right along, if you could actually spend a day living the life of one of your characters, which one would it be and why?

MAS: Hmmm … it would have to be Sonja, the protagonist’s dead wife. She’s got the best of both worlds—spiritual and material, with none of the drawbacks.

KT: That would be exciting. Now of all your writing projects thus far, which one are you most proud of?

MAS: The one I’m finishing up now, Grey Daze, the third Lance Underphal mystery in the series.

KT: When did you finally feel like you had really made it as an author?

MAS: April 13, 2013 when my first book, Dark Side of Sunset Pointe, hit #2 in the Kindle Best Sellers Top 100, and #1 in the Best Sellers – Mysteries. Yeah, baby!   

KT: I’d like to take a minute to say congratulations on that and all your successes. I can’t help but wondering if you always wanted to be a writer. What job did you dream of having as a kid?

MAS: When I was really little I wanted to be a cowboy or an Indian (oops, Native American.) Then when I heard “She Loves You” I wanted to be a Beatle.

KT: I know right, who is cooler then a Beatle? Since we are talking about fun subjects, if you could have a super-power what would it be and why?

MAS: The Genii who has the power to grant wishes. I’d get a lot more done in less time. 

KT: That is one I haven’t heard before, most people pick flying. LOL. How about giving us a little known fact about you?

MAS: It’s been rumored I do yoga in the nude.

KT: You sure have a good sense of humor throwing that one out there! If you could give any piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?

MAS: Do it NOW! Don’t wait!

KT: So true. Doesn’t it often seem to be the folly of youth that we always put things off for another day that may never come. While we are on the subject, what was the best advice you were ever given?

MAS: Never disparage yourself or minimize your strength or power.

KT: Wise words indeed. As we wrap things up here, do you care to tell us anything about your next project?

MAS: The next project is still a mystery to me. I’ll burn that bridge when I cross it.  

KT: That is one way to keep us all in suspense. 🙂

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To learn more about Michael Allan Scott and his work, check out the links below.

Website:  http://michaelallanscott.com/

Dark Side of Sunset Pointe – book trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbGeaIs_Kuw

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6617186.Michael_Allan_Scott

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MAllanScott

G+:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112111830672923490472/+Michaelallanscott/posts/p/pub

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichaelAllanScott

Amazon Author Central:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00AB4ETQ6

Talking With Tara Brown

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Today we are talking with paranormal fantasy writer Tara Brown. She is the author of such sizzling stories as Cursed, White Girl Problems, Bane, The Born Trilogy, Sunder and more. See a listing of her work here. http://www.amazon.com/Tara-Brown/e/B007RS9V30

In her own words, Tara describes herself as:

“I am not going to talk in the third person. It feels weird.
I am a Bestselling author of Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Contemporary, Romance, and Fantasy novels. I write a lot of books and jump Genres all the time. Mostly because I think I have Writers ADD, I like to call it WADD. It might be a real thing.
I write YA some of the time but mostly New Adult, my books have sexual content (Heck yes) and Swearing. You have been warned. Now enjoy!
I have a beagle named Buster, a husband who I force to read everything I write and two girls who want so badly to be a character in my books. And not in that order.
I am mid thirties so be prepared for the chick lit novel this year. I am calling it my Ode to my Midlife Crisis. I’m kidding. It’s actually called The Single Lady Spy Series and it is an adult romantic-thriller series. The first book, The End of Me is due out April of 2013. It is a sexy and fresh series with the lightest touch of erotic naughtiness.
I have been writing since I was old enough to lie. So for some time. If you’re wondering about the hat, it’s my ‘Hey I’m Canadian Toque’
Welcome to my world. Please enjoy the ride. If you would like to reach me for whatever reason, please visit me at my facebook page – facebook.com/TaraBrownAuthor. You can also email me at tarabrownauthor@hotmail.com
Thanks for checking me out and I hope you got lost in something I wrote or it made you so MAD/HAPPY/SAD/BLISSFUL/TURNED ON/ANGRY/EXCITED/FRIGHTENED/HORRIFIED that you couldn’t believe it.”

Since inquiring minds want to know more, let’s dig a little deeper…

What made you choose this genre?

“I love paranormal fantasy because I love the world of what if. YA is a challenge and I love a challenge. Taking away sex, too much profanity, severe violence, and adult situations makes it harder to craft a story. Those are easy tropes to use, taking them away builds your skill.”

If you could spend a day living the life of one of your characters, which one would it be and why?

“Emma from Born. I would like to say its for honorable reasons, I just want Will lol. A day with Will, yes I think so.”

Which of your writing projects are you most proud of?

“The Lonely, I wanted to stop but I didn’t. I pressed on.”

If one of your books could be made into a movie which book/story would you pick and which celebrities would you cast?

“The Devil’s Roses Series. My dream cast is here http://tarabrown22.blogspot.ca/2013/01/the-roses-dream-team.html and here http://tarabrown22.blogspot.ca/2013/01/roses-dream-team.html I even have hottie pictures!!!!”

Care to tell us about your next project?

“The Reaping. If you liked born you will love The Reaping. It is a sci fi apocalyptic novel. It is awesome, savage and realistic. I am anxious for it to release. I love the cover. The book follows a pair of sisters the day the world ends and beyond. The eldest sister has to keep them all alive as a zombie styled apocalypse starts. But not everything is as it seems and not everyone is who you think they are. Should be fun!!!!”

What was the time in your life that really made your writing career? (When you felt like an established author.)

“Last January I rose to bestseller status with my book Born. It was amazing. It made me feel like an author. Now I have had the status several times I have to say that it doesn’t get old. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Thank you so much Tara for giving us some tasty tidbits about your work and what makes you such a talented author.

Book Review for A Kiss of Venom by Hailey Edwards (Released 2/5/2014)

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Newly released as of today, A Kiss of Venom by Hailey Edwards is an absolute must read! Here is the description of this hot new release:

All’s fair in love and murder…

Betrayed by her lover and exiled from her clan home, Nicolette has carved herself a new identity from the heart of her old life. Hardened by grief and desperate to survive, she hones a new skill set…and the daggers that go along with it.

Armand is heir to the wealthiest clan in the Araneae Nation. His entire life is as mapped as his heritage. Tradition dictates his every decision, and the one choice he ever made for himself cost him the woman he loved.

When Nicolette is offered a contract she can’t refuse, she returns to Erania with deadly intentions. Her secrets are safe behind the façade she created. Or they would be if Armand would stop chipping at the cracks in her veneer.

One kiss ignites an old flame, and suddenly their history is in danger of repeating. Armand falls for Nicolette’s charade, but she can’t let a second chance at happiness distract her from her mission. Someone in the Araneidae nest is marked for death, and Nicolette aims to deliver.

Available now in multiple formats!

My Review:

I literally tore through the pages of this book at light speed. I could not get enough of the feisty chemistry between Armand and Nicolette. This fantasy romance promises and delivers with excitement, mystery, action, passion and more. 

From the very start of this tale, Nicolette is a woman of mystery and danger. Dropping hints like breadcrumbs, you are gradually pulled into her background tale of woe that led up to making her into the deadly assassin that she has become.

The mystery surrounding her true motivation for arriving at the Araneidae nest is cloaked in suspense that keeps you urgently reading to know more.  

Armand is immediately presented in a way that can only be described as a cocky, ladies man, but with the roguish charm that makes you want to melt into his arms. That persona is somewhat stripped away to reveal compassion, caring, and depth that makes you fall helplessly in love with him.

Their tale is hot and fiery from beginning to end, and I guarantee that after reading this book you won’t be able to rest until you have read the whole series!

Click here to read the excerpt from A Kiss of Venom!