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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Latest Releases and On Sale: #LisaReneeJones

PLAY WITH ME and NEED YOU NOW are available NOW! Play with Me is a steamy holiday read that was originally published in the Heating Up Holidays anthology last year. Need You Now is the first book in the Shattered Promises series. These books are not related, just happen to have the same release date :) 


The warmth of Thanksgiving gives a dedicated reporter and a powerful businessman a chance to count their blessings in this tender, sensual novella from Lisa Renee Jones.
Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories for a small-town Texas paper, waiting for the opportunity to pen the article that will launch her career to new heights. That dream has never felt further away when she suddenly finds herself out of work, forced to take a job as an executive secretary at a Las Vegas casino. But that’s exactly where Kali meets the subject of what will surely be a shocking exposé: her boss, Damion Ward, the casino’s arrogant and undeniably sexy CEO.
Watching Damion make his cold, calculating business maneuvers, Kali is positive she’s doing the right thing. But after Damion invites her to help him plan a Thanksgiving charity event, Kali begins to see another side of the man. And when she surrenders to the exhilarating tension that’s been simmering between them since day one, Kali becomes part of her own story, which she hopes will have a happy ending.

NEED YOU NOW (Shattered Promises #1)

Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken...alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable, but yet, you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know all about shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. He makes you realize you haven’t really been living. You’re surviving and you fear he’s the one who’ll make you forget how to keep doing it. But what if he’s the one who changes everything?

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Need You Now is available on Kindle for 90 days and then will feed to other platforms. If you read on another device, and would like to read Need You Now try one of the free Kindle reading apps for your mobile device or computer.

In addition to the TWO new releases the TALL, DARK AND DEADLY boxed set that includes all FOUR books in the series is on sale for 3 DAYS ONLY (10/28 - 10/30) for 99 cents!

Get it here:
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Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour: Sifting Through Mud by Demetria Foster Gray; Review & #Giveaway

Title: Sifting Through Mud
Author: Demetria Foster Gray
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 276
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle
The death of Nyla's husband comes as a shock to everyone except Nyla. What’s shocking to Nyla is her inability to grieve his death like a typical loving wife should grieve. But Nyla isn't a typical loving wife. She's a woman in desperate need to breathe. The oxygen in her life has long gone, and the astonishing thing she feels from her husband's death is relief, not grief.
Even more astonishing is the rare and unexpected friendship which develops between Nyla and her dead husband's mistress. However, Nyla isn’t aware her new best friend is a former mistress. And as their friendship deepens into an unshakable bond, Nyla is forced to face secrets her husband took with him to his grave. This means she has to sift through mud to unravel the truth. A truth that’s better off dead.
Yet through it all, the one thing which makes Nyla violently breathless, is the exact same thing that causes her to finally breathe.

For More Information:
  • Sifting Through Mud is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
My Thoughts:

Nyla Kane is a woman who’s not happy with her life right now.  Vivian Phillips is also a woman who’s not happy right now.  Their lives collide and it’s an interesting beginning.  These are two women who don’t realize how much they have in common when they first meet.

Our author has Nyla seeing a professional and the way that the scenes are written, either the author has personal experience as a reference or she has done a lot of observing and research to get the scene so it appears accurate.  The scenes will have you feeling as if you’re eavesdropping on those visits. 

The author has included a scene-stealer and her name is Miss Parks.  I couldn’t help it but she had me laughing.  She’s the next-door neighbor who thinks she knows everyone’s business.  This book shows how a friendship grows from nothing and not all are forged from childhood.  But there’s jealousy that can also rear its ugly head.  This is a book that you can let life interfere – which is ok since that’s what this book is about.

It has a lot of things in it that make it a great book club read – it has plenty of things to discuss.  If you’re not sure whether to get an e-copy or paperback, I vote for the paperback.  It’s a book that you could take a lot of places where you don’t have to worry about needing a place to plug in.  For me the saddest two words I had to read was “The End”.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching this friendship blossom and I’m sure you will feel the same.

About the Author:
Demetria Foster Gray is a novelist, freelance writer, and communications consultant. She earned a degree in Marketing Communications and spent the bulk of her career writing for the corporate world. Creating fictional characters and building stories has always been her first love. A native of the Chicago, IL area, Demetria now lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Sifting Through Mud is her debut novel. Visit Demetria at
Her latest book is the contemporary women's fiction novel, Sifting Through Mud.
For More Information
  • Visit Demetria’s website.
  • Connect with Demetria on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Visit Demetria’s blog.
  • Find Demetria on Goodreads

Demetria is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card and 1 Free Ebook copy of Sifting Through Mud!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Two winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate and 1 ecopy of her book.
  • This giveaway begins October 6 and ends on November 1.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, November 3
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!


Follow the tour:
October 7
Interviewed at Review From Here
October 9
Book featured at PUYB Virtual Book Club
October 13
Book reviewed at Hanging Off the Wire
October 15
Book featured at Celticlady's Reviews
October 17
Guest blogging at I'm Shelf-ish
October 20
Book reviewed and Guest blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews
October 22
Book featured at My Life. One Story at a Time
October 23
Interviewed at Read Your Writes
October 24
Book featured at Confessions of a Reader
Book featured at Storeybook Reviews
October 27
Guest blogging at Melina's Book Blog
October 28
October 29
Book reviewed at The Phantom Paragrapher
October 30
Interviewed at Literal Exposure