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Friday, March 23, 2018

#CoverReveal: Help Our Heroes Anthology; #ComingSoon

 #CharityAnthology #MilitaryRomance #MustRead 
#OneClick  #HelpOurHeroes  #AuthorAnnouncement 

The Help Our Heroes charity anthology has 15 new stories from these amazing authors. 

Release date May 1st, #Preorder coming soon. 

For more info on the stories, authors and charties please join our Facebook group, you will also find some exclusive #giveaways happening in there soon. 

There is something for everyone in this military romance anthology. 

Proceeds will be split between two miliarty charities. 

This content is for mature audiences only.

·        My Sweet GI by T.L. Wainwright
·        Wounded Hero by Ava Manello
·        Wrecked by T.A Mckay
·        Dearest Betty by M.B. Feeney
·        Leaving Home by Alyvia Paige
·        Never Forget Him by Tracy Lorraine
·        The Flyboys Girl by Michelle Rene
·        Battle Ground by Skye Turner
·        No Beginning by Sam Destiny
·        Man Down by Alice La Roux
·        Riding Out The Storm by Lucy Felthouse
·        Hunter by S. M Phillips
·        Chopper by Esther E. Schmidt
·        The Do-Gooder And The Dropout by Bella Settarra
·        Outranked in Love by JF Holland 

#ReleaseBlitz: The Backup Plan by Jen McLaughlin; #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Live, #Giveaway

Abut the Book:

I’m beyond help...

I threw a football before I could walk. Everything in my life revolved around football–and I loved every second. I was a star. Until, suddenly...I wasn’t. Now everyone thinks I’m the monster who killed his best friend. I’m an outcast on campus, silent and alone. Then Taylor Selmer walks back into my life. When will she learn–I’m beyond saving.

I need to save him...

Chase and I used to be friends. But after the accident, nothing was the same. We used to have something special–until we didn’t. But he doesn’t smile anymore. Doesn’t talk. Doesn’t play. It hurts me to see him this way, and I will do everything I can to get him back in the game. Whether he likes it or not.

Excerpt from THE BACKUP PLAN:

The door opened...making me fall backward into Chase’s pitch-black room. When I landed against something hard and naked, arms closed around me without hesitation.
A palm brushed my right breast, sending a wave of awareness shooting through me. I tried not to think about that, though.
Guys were nothing but trouble.
I had bigger plans than falling for a smooth talker with bright eyes and a fake smile who would do nothing but distract me. Once I managed to regain my balance, I spun on my heel and looked at him.
The room behind him was dark, but the hallway illuminated his hotness. And once it did? I wished I hadn’t looked at all.
He stood in the doorway, looking completely unfazed by the fact that he’d basically just felt me up, and glowered at the guy in the hallway. He was shirtless, and wearing nothing but a pair of black sweats. His chest was hard and chiseled, and his abs...yeah. I wasn’t gonna touch upon those for the sake of my own sanity.
Waxing poetic over his abs wasn’t part of my job description.
“Uh, hey...” the guy in the hallway said, trailing off after a feeble attempt at pretending he hadn’t been talking crap about him moments before.
Chase’s green eyes met mine before focusing on the guy in the hall again. His sharp cheekbones were the same as I remembered, and so was his short brown hair. He used to have dimples in his cheeks when he smiled, which had softened the harsh lines of his face and given him a softer appeal, but I had no idea if they still existed since he hadn’t smiled at me yet. anyone all day. Had he forgotten how?
He said nothing. Just stared the other guy down.
Even I had to admit his stony silence was impressive.
Of course, he kind of reminded me of his dad right now, something he probably wouldn’t like. Or would he? I had no clue.
“I didn’t mean to...” The guy backed up, his face pale, and looked back at me. “She a friend of yours?”
Chase didn’t answer him. He just motioned me inside, his jaw ticking ever so slightly. When I didn’t move fast enough, he shot me a look with those gorgeous eyes of his, and I jumped slightly. “Um. Yes, I am.” I swallowed hard and inched past him, making sure I didn’t brush against his bare chest in the process.
Chase slammed the door behind me. I blinked across the inky blackness of the room, my heart hammering away in my ears. He’d been sitting here in the dark this early in the night? Had he been napping before hitting the books?
I’d learned college kids napped more than one year olds—and much more enthusiastically.
“Do you have something against lights?” I asked, forcing a little laugh at the end.
Dead silence met my joke. In all fairness, it was a pretty lame attempt. For a second I wondered if he was even in the room with me, but I heard him breathe. I turned my head, trying to figure out where he was. To my left, maybe.
“Okay. No lights, then. That’s fine. It’s cool. I’m not scared of the dark.” I paused. “Were you taking a power nap? I could use one. I got an hour of sleep last night.”
Still nothing.
I sensed him there, right next to me. He wasn’t touching me, but I swore he was thinking about it or something.
That makes no sense, Taylor.
I shivered, anxious and excited, all at the same time. “I don’t know if you remember me, but I’m—”
Without warning, Chase moved close enough for me to feel his heat. I backed against the wall until I couldn’t back up anymore. It wasn’t that he scared me. He didn’t. I just...
I just backed up, okay?
“You’re Taylor Selmer. Of course, I remember you. Why are you in my room?”


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About Jen McLaughlin:

Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin Random House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name. 

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Virtual Author Book Tours Presents: Parisa by Conrad Trump: #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Review, #Giveaway

Parisa by Conrad Trump

by Conrad Trump
Publisher: †High Peaks Publishing (September 7, 2015)
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Tour dates: Mar/Apr, 2018
Available in Print and ebook,292 pages
Rating:  3.5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Virtual Author Book Tours and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Parisa by Conrad TrumpWhen world class snowboarding sensation, Scott Locke, returns to his home in West Virginia to be honored by the ski resort where he worked as a teenager, a freak accident costs him the opportunity to compete in the upcoming X-Games.† Broken and distraught, the competition soon becomes a secondary consideration when Scott unwittingly releases a force that has been locked away for centuries, a force so powerful and dark that it threatens all mankind.

Parisa is an ancient spirit; exotic, beautiful, and mysterious, yet out of place in todayís world.† Scott must find a way to help her acclimate and nurture respect, love, and tolerance for humanity.†† The plan begins to backfire as Scott develops feelings for Parisa, and he is drawn into her world of magic and power. †In the face of great temptations, Scott must make the ultimate choice.† He must decide to sacrifice his love for the sake of all mankind or give in to his passion and enjoy the riches and rewards of unlimited power.

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My Thoughts:

I was reading the Prologue and felt as if I should be sitting at a campfire listening to someone telling me this story – I would be riveted.   Sometimes the old stories are warnings that future generations need to heed.  It’s also why these stories need to be passed down.  My sadness came when the prologue gave me such high hopes but the rest of the story just didn’t live up to my expectations.

Scott Locke may have luck on his side.  It just may be a little hard to see.  You can see where his age comes into play by his choice on how he earns his money.  It felt like I was dealing with two separate books that didn’t connect a lot of the time.  Kept finding myself looking for how the prologue was going to connect with the rest of the story.  It felt like it was taking forever for the proverbial shoe to drop.  I know that what he does for a living is important to the story but it felt like it was starting to overtake everything before we could see what was truly going on.

I liked the idea of the story, felt that the cover was a perfect choice, but it just may have been a case of high expectations.  Maybe I set the bar a little too high since I’ve not read this author’s work before and don’t have any previous experience with his writing style.  But the feeling to skip ahead and try to find the part of where the story was going to live up to the blurb was strong.  Not sure that trying to set the mood while reading would have made any difference.  I just hope you can see something in this that I may have missed.

Praise Parisa by Conrad Trump

ìParisa held my interest and was hard to put down. I enjoyed it and can't wait for Conrad to write another story. I believe Parisa would make a good movie!î-  Debbie Moore, Reviewer

ìI read Conradís book in less than three days. Not only is it a good story, but anyone from West Virginia will love the way Conrad blended our home state into the story about a West Virginia native who becomes a world class snow boarder. This gave us native mountaineers a great deal to be proud of not only with the West Virginia setting, but knowing our native son has developed into a great writer.
I look forward to reading more stories written by Conrad in the future. I loved the book. î-KC Bohrer, Reviewer

ìWhat an excellent book! This book keeps you hanging until you get to the next page. An excellent read by an excellent author! I am looking forward to reading future books by this author! Excellent word choice provides vivid pictures throughout the story. Excellent story line.î- Meredith L. Zirkleml, Reviewer


Parisa smiled. “I am happy you are pleased. With your blessing, may I take my leave now, my Scott? I grow fatigued.”
“Wait just a second,” Scott said. “I feel I owe you something in return for all that you’ve done for me.”
“No, my Scott, I—”
“Hold on, okay? I know it’s your job. No, that’s not what I meant. It’s your debt? Your father’s debt. You live a life of servitude for something your dad did. See, I don’t get that.”
Parisa bowed her head slightly. There was no bitter song of resentment on her lips. She simply stated again, “It is the will of Allah.”
“Parisa, that’s just not how things are done anymore. We are not responsible for the mistakes of our parents. It’s not right. And in this country, we don’t own other people.”
“I am not ‘people,’ my Scott. I am Djinn. A mongoose is born to battle the cobra. A stallion is born to race. I am born of the smokeless fire to serve.”
“Or so you have been taught, but that doesn’t mean the status quo can’t change. Sure, I would like to keep you around forever. Why wouldn’t I? You are very beautiful—quite probably the most beautiful girl I have ever known. And of course all this magic is…well… incredible! I would be a fool to push you away, but I don’t know if I can ask you to do any more for me. You have done enough. Right?”
Parisa listened and shook her head. “I am yours, my Scott.”
“It’s not right. You mentioned earlier that I could free you. Then you wouldn’t be mine any more. You wouldn’t be anybody’s, right? You’d have free will?”
“Yes,” Parisa answered. If there was a hint of hopefulness in her, she didn’t show it.
“So I could free you? How does that work?”
“By handing me the vessel and saying, ‘Parisa, I release you. You are free.’”
“That’s it? That’s the whole thing?”
Parisa nodded. “That is all.”
“I can do that. Would you like to be free? That’s a stupid question, huh? What would happen then?” Scott asked. “What would you do first?”
“My Scott, if I were free, the first thing I would do is kill you.”
It was not the answer Scott was expecting, not by a long shot. “You’d kill me? Are you serious?”
“I will always answer you in truth,” Parisa reminded him. “I would kill you, and I would do it slowly. It would take you weeks to die. Next I would do the same to your parents, the woman Jena, and that awful dog, Gypsy.”
“Why?” Scott shouted. “Why the hell would you do that?”
Parisa threw herself on the floor with her arms extended overhead and her nose buried in the living room carpet. “Forgive me, my master. I am a wretched, evil djinni. I deserve to be punished for my insolence. I have shamed myself and offended you. I only wished to service you in truth. Forgive me!”
Still stunned, Scott could only ask, “Why?”
“Because I am a djinni, and I have been made to suffer the indignities of human whims and wishes for so very long. And to avenge my father, the great and prideful Iblees, the most powerful of the Djinn, who has been made to suffer since the dawn of man because he would not bend his knee before a lesser creature.”
“But why me and Jena and my parents?” Scott asked again. “What have my parents ever done?”
“You misunderstand me, my Scott. I would begin with you and your loved ones, but it would not end there. If I am freed, I will take the life of every man, woman, and child on this planet.”

Parisa by Conrad TrumpAbout Conrad Trump:

Conrad Trump was raised in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, where he still resides.† He received a bachelorís degree in Psychology from West Virginia University and a masterís degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University.

Conrad has worked with youth, guiding troubled teens for the past quarter of a century at a residential school outside of Winchester, Virginia.

Prior to the publication of Parisa, Conrad had dozens of shorter pieces of fiction published in magazines and anthologies.† In addition to writing, he is an award winning and published artist with his paintings featured in national juried exhibitions.† Conrad is also an accomplished and published photographer.† He is an outdoor enthusiast and an avid supporter of all things West Virginia.† He and his wife, Kim, have been married for twenty-five years.† Together they have two children, Hilary and Shaun.


This giveaway is for one print copy or ebook copy of the book.† Print is available to the U.S. only but ebook is available worldwide.† This giveaway ends on April 30, 2018.† Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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