Friday, September 30, 2016

Book Tour: GOODNIGHT KISSES


Come Join us as we celebrate Author Wilhelmina Stolen's newest book!




Fearing she carries her mother’s curse of marriage, nineteen-year-old Eleanor Mackenna swore never to vow herself into matrimonial bondage. Nuptials aren’t needed where true love is concerned. A concept she is sure a man like McCrea Coldiron would agree with. The town gossip has him pegged as a heart breaker, but Eleanor knows a different side to McCrea. And years of loving him without seeing his affection returned has made her desperate enough to ask him for advice on seducing a man. 


McCrea isn’t proud of his reputation as a brawler and a womanizer. As a teenager the rumors were funny, now they may cost him the land he has worked so hard for. Chatty little Eleanor Mackenna has been chasing his spurs for years and ignoring her was easy to do until she grew up. A beautiful face and curves in all the right places made her hard to resist, and when his granddad lays down an ultimatum to make her his wife, McCrea offers her a first class lesson in seduction.






Wilhelmina Stolen is a native of Kentucky and makes her home in a small southern town close to the Tennessee line. During her adolescence, her mother's free spirited nature became restless causing the family to embark on a slew of adventurous moves across the country. The moves provoked a hunger for adventure and romance and introduced her to a wonderful world of history and beauty. 

As with most writers, her stories began at an early age with long sessions of seclusion and secrecy. While her classmates and friends were outside playing, Shannon was locked away in her room hammering out ideas on an old 1940's Royal typewriter. 

After finding Mr. Right, Shannon found herself wanting the comfort and security of the small Kentucky town she longed to escape as a child. Fortune smiled upon her and she became the family historian; gathering pictures, wills, marriage certificates and everything else that somehow managed to fall into her lap. Stories flooded her mind and writing quickly became an obsession that turned into the Way of Hearts Saga. 

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Excerpt: A Lesson in Seduction

The sound of her pounding heart overpowered the noise of the drunken crowd, blocking out whistles and lewd cheers when their lips touched. According to all her research on sex, a kiss could manifest an orgasm, and McCrea’s had her seconds away from crying out in ecstasy. It was everything she dreamed it would be soft, sweet, and sexy, and nothing like the boy kisses she’d had before. His skillful lips were magical and cast a spell that left her lightheaded and weak. Sweet lord, this was heaven.
Heaven that ended too soon when he pulled back. “We’re drawing a crowd.” The alcohol on his breath mingled with his rich cologne that left her holding onto his shirt for support.
“I don’t care,” she managed.
His low, coarse laughter penetrated every nerve in her body. “Normally, I wouldn’t either, but─” The unfinished sentence lifted her eyes to his.
“But what?”
“I don’t want people talking trash about my Eleanor.”
His Eleanor?
“You had to know they’d talk about anything we do.”
“After tonight, what they say about us won’t matter anyway.” She wasn’t sure what he meant by that. The hungry hounds of gossip weren’t easily appeased, and the thought of tomorrow’s gossip headlines almost had her cringing. Mouthy Mildred’s Hot Topic List would read: Local Playboy Seduces Innocent Neighbor Girl. She could see poor Rose as her complexion paled, and she tried to explain how it was all just gossip. Good luck, Grandma.
McCrea looped a loose strand of her hair around his finger and gently tugged. “What happened to the little girl in pigtails, and braces that used to chase me around the barnyard?”
Oh, she’s still chasing you. “She grew up,” she whispered, because it was too early to admit the truth.
His finger traced her jawline, and ventured down her neck to her collar bone which gave her body an involuntary shiver. “She sure did.” The depths of his eyes reflected a new fascination for the woman he saw in her.
The break of his lips and the slant of his head let her know another kiss was coming, and she didn’t care who saw it. The touch of his lips fueled her hunger for something more, and the teasing war with his tongue drove her closer to the sweet release she craved. She was in the hands of a capable lover, one who could tease her all night. He was five years her senior and experienced in a way that made him threatening to any woman who wanted to risk her heart for more than one night in his bed.
What would that be like? Her imagination dove deeper into a torrid scene of his body entwined with hers. She knew McCrea wasn’t the teasing and leaving kind, and the scene in her head would happen if she didn’t stop it. He wanted satisfaction just as much as she did, and his dates didn’t end with goodnight kisses. Sweet Lord! What am I doing?



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Monday, September 26, 2016

Cover Reveal: BELAKANE

 
For those of you who already love The Secret Keeper series, I'm excited to announce that Belakane, The Origin of The Curse is almost here! Today, the cover reveal and just in time for Halloween, Belakane will be available for purchase October 7th!

To celebrate the cover reveal, Book 1, The Secret Keeper will be completely free from September 24-26th so go grab your copy here:    Nook Books/Barnes and Noble 
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If you haven't discovered the O-So-Suspenseful-Uniquely-Paranormal Secret Keeper series yet you can read more about Winter and Liam and how Winter's deal with the Secret Keeper alters her life forever!

Here is what readers have said about the series so far:

I went through the whole gamut of human emotions from guilt to happiness to horror to sorrow through the heroine” --The travelogue of a  Book Addict

"Couldn't put this book down. The characters have grown and you can't help but grow with them. The excitement and detail that is put into this story is fantastic! The way it is written has you believing that the story is real. I can't wait for the next book."
-Kim Snyder

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Now onto the cover reveal...and we'll throw the blurb in just for fun! Enjoy--and may you never need a secret keeper!

 The Blurb


Belakane lives during the terrifying age of the Salem Witch trials. And, unlike the women around her, she actually is a witch. When Belakane’s magic gets her best friend Martha accused of witchcraft, the powerful sorceress creates a risky enchantment to protect what’s left of the small group of friends who hide her secret.
Will Belakane’s power save her friends or will it be the demise of all she holds dear?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Book Blitz: BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN ESCAPE




rebecca-webRebecca Bridges grew up in Oklahoma in the third largest city of that state. Of course, in Oklahoma at that time the population was under one hundred thousand so she’s not a big city girl. She had the opportunity to live in Germany two different times, once in the 1970s and again in the early 2000s, for a total of eight years. Living in Germany she took advantage of the close proximity of all the other countries to travel and shop. Yes, she enjoys shopping and bargaining for the best price of whatever local goods are available.
Rebecca worked for more than thirty years for the Department of the Army as a computer specialist. In addition she served as a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. During her life she’s lived in nine different states from California to South Carolina and Texas to Missouri. You’ll notice she’s avoided going too far north since she’s not fond of cold weather!
Rebecca and her husband decided to make South Carolina their retirement home in 2011. Although she dabbled in writing prior to retirement she became committed to honing her craft and set a goal to have her books published. Now she’s completed one book she has another novel and a novella underway.
Growing up in Oklahoma she could see for miles across the plains where buffalo grass, paint brush flowers and mesquite trees grew. Her view today includes ocean waves, dolphins, pelicans and palmetto trees in South Carolina.

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Madison Hendricks shatters U.S. Army Ranger Trevor Montgomery’s self-imposed isolation when she knocks on the door of his mountain cabin. Their initial challenge to stay alive switches to tracking down dangerous criminals and bringing them to justice. Growing attraction pulls at both of them even though neither wants or needs the distraction.







Top Ten List
1. Anything by Agatha Christie but my favorite is The Mousetrap.
2. An oldie but goodie -- Rebecca by Dame Daphe Du Maurier
3. As a Romance Writer I must include Nora Roberts -- I think the Collector is my favorite so far.
4. Jude Deveraux -- who doesn't like the Montgomery's and Taggerts?  A Knight in Shining Armor is my favorite of hers.
5. Linda Howard is a friend I've known for years and LOVE her books. I think Kill and Tell is my favorite.
6. I heard Karen Rose speak a a conference years ago and got hooked on her books. They're all good but I like Don't Tell best.
7. I enjoy a good laugh so Janet Evanovich does that so well. One for the Money.
8. Forensic science is so fasinating -- Patricia Cornwell's The Body Farm.
9. A master of explaining spy craft details is Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity (the Book is soooo much better than the movie, and I loved the movie!)
10. For a look at WWII era courage I love Ken Follett's The Eye of the Needle.



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Cover Reveal: OPEN-UP! Six Steps to Getting Unstuck and Move Forward in your Life


Welcome to T.G. Harris, MFT - Tanishia is a renowned Life Coach, counselor, author, speaker, and radio personality, host, brand ambassador, and now new author!

We are excited to introduce her book to you all today!




Tanishia is a renowned Life Coach, counselor, author, speaker, and radio personality, host, and brand ambassador. She is a conscious transformational expert who thrives on enlightening her clients to step boldly outside their comfort zone and into their greatness. She assists her clients in reaching their highest potential and attaining their lifelong dreams and goals through a powerful series of steps she developed called the Open-up Coaching Method. She embarked on a similar journey as the one you are undertaking, assisted by many of today’s well-known self-help gurus. That is what led to her desire to become a Counseling Psychologist and an Open-up Life Coach.

After the birth of her first daughter (who is now a teenager), she immersed herself in yoga and meditation and has dedicated her time and energy to becoming profoundly aware of her own inner growth and awareness while assisting her clients to do the same. She is a powerful & intuitive high performance coach for those who are ready to hold themselves to a more fulfilled purpose in their life & business.

Tanishia studied earth sciences as an undergraduate at UCLA, and while there, she decided to intern with the Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute. Serving as a resource counselor for HIV+ at-risk youth and women, Tanishia knew she found her calling in the field of Psychology. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She didn’t want to wait until after she graduated to start working with clients, and she also realized that she enjoys coaching clients outside of the normal therapy that she provides in the clinical setting. She launched the Open-up Coaching programs and began speaking and lecturing about her own personal experiences of opening up and healing. She had A LOT of healing within herself that needed to be done.  Her deep desire for self-realization, healing, peace, and balance within herself drew her to the field of coaching and psychology.

Tanishia is very intentional in her practice when working with her clients and she believes that a lot of the challenges her clients are faced with stem from old childhood beliefs systems and paradigms that are operating in the subconscious mind. She believes that we are no longer victims of the past. Today we can move beyond mere survival, and embrace our ability to thrive!

Tanishia also provides mental health services for clients wanting more of a therapeutic counseling session. She provides counseling services to those in need and works under the supervision of a licensed psychologist while she is attaining her hours for licensure. 

Tanishia is a true environmentalist and she believes that being green is a consciousness, not a trend. She has a deep connection to the earth and all things natural. She sits on the Board of Friends of Geography at UCLA and is also a volunteer with the American Red Cross.


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This book is written for anyone who has a genuine desire to move forward in their lives but, despite numerous attempts, nothing seems to be working and you keep ending up with the same outcomes year after year. You will learn how to recognize habitual patterns of thought that are sabotaging your life on an unconscious level. Everyone has good intentions for their lives and ultimately wants the best outcomes, but oftentimes we get in our own way by allowing self-destructive thought patterns to impede our good intentions—without actually knowing we are doing so. I know this all too well because this was my life for several years.

This book was written because of my own personal experiences in life, and the experiences of my clients that I serve in my practice. This book gets right down to your core by unveiling the good, the bad, and the ugly about the way you think about yourself and everything that is happening in your life. In essence, this book is entirely about YOU! Most of us try to change ourselves at the level of our thoughts, but true transformation happens at the level at which you vibrate. You will learn how to completely shift your vibrational way of thinking and allow better circumstances to come into your life, whatever they may be. Whether you want to get unstuck in a relationship pattern or a financial pattern that keeps coming up, this book serves as a guide that will explore the moments when you get into trouble, and offers tools for learning to stay with your uneasiness, and offers concrete steps to get unstuck so you can finally move forward in life. 

You will learn the O.P.E.N.U.P. steps: Observation, Permission, Experience, Not Identifying, Understanding, and Practice. These steps will serve as your doorway into revealing the very thing that is keeping you stuck. Once you discover those “hidden” truths about yourself, your entire state of being will be altered, and you will no longer resist all the good that life has in store for you.







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