Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Trailer: Waybrooke (Carrie) by Julia Barkey

Waybrooke (Carrie) 
(Volume 1)

Author: Julia Barkey
Series: Carrie
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 16, 2013)
Amazon Paperback Link

Kindle Edition
File Size: 380 KB
Print Length: 194 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Amazon Kindle Link

About the book:

Carrie Kent leaves her home in California to help at her Aunt Crystal's institute. There, she meets an interesting group of people with very interesting abilities. What starts off as a side job soon turns Carrie's life into chaos as she, and her new friends, face a secret criminal organization called E.Y.E who are willing to sacrifice everything in order to keep the group quiet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guest Author: Nicole Pouchet

Waiting for Super Powers

I have a confession to make. I’m still waiting for my super-hero powers to manifest. They didn’t develop at puberty. And I watched enough X-Men cartoons to be pretty disappointed when I got extra bodily hair but no Storm-like weather manipulation skills at 13.   

So, I wrote my own characters with their own kick-ass super-powers. My paranormal romance series, Elemental Myths, follows four women who discover they’re each guardians of one of nature’s elements—wind, fire, earth, and water. 

Their powers become clear when they meet their mates. (It’s a yin-yang thing, not a “dependent on a man” thing.) As I wrote the first book, Layla’s Gale, A Paranormal Romance, I realized that I could go quite far with this concept. The big question is which of these powers I’d want for my very own if the gods finally correct their error in making me a muggle.

Layla gets to control the wind. This is the substance that’s all around us. So, with that power, she can cause freak storms, stop horrible accidents, push anyone anywhere, run really fast, fly… the options are limitless! 

That should be the obvious choice, but now I’m writing about fire for book 2. And, I must go with the power to control fire and heat. Besides never having to be cold again, Cadence, the fire elemental, ends up guiding everything that heat can possibly affect. She doesn’t just start fires; she can manipulate electrical circuits and heat any substance to any temperature. In one scene, Cadence accidentally increases an entire audience’s libido. 

Yes, fire is the definite choice for this non-practicing pyromaniac. 

Check back when I’m writing the story of Riley, the earth elemental. I’m sure she’ll have some fun with the stuff that’s under our feet at all times (even if it’s floors and floors below). And, to the final elemental’s benefit, water is present in 75% of the planet and our bodies. The possibilities are endless!

About the Author

Nicole Pouchet’s paranormal romance series, Elemental Myths, began with Ceiba’s Grace, A Paranormal Romance Novella, published in December 2013. Book one of the series, Layla’s Gale, A Paranormal Romance, is available now on Amazon. Publishers Weekly said Nicole Pouchet “provides an intriguing blend of the earthly and supernatural worlds with emotional telepathy, reincarnation, superhero-like powers, and explosive carnal energy.”

Find the Elemental Myths series on Amazon, published by Difference Press!

You can keep up with Nicole and her Elemental Myths world on Facebook, on Twitter, and on her author website.

Layla's Gale: A Paranormal Romance 
(Elemental Myths Series)
by Nicole Pouchet

Series: Elemental Myths Series
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Difference Press, The (March 12, 2014)

Kindle Edition
File Size: 3099 KB
Print Length: 296 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Difference Press (March 31, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

About the book:

Life is finally on track for fledgling stage actress Layla Cohen until she realizes her gorgeous new director, Sebastian, is the star of the erotic dreams which she's been having for months. She could handle the uncomfortable work situation if not for the further evidence she's losing her mind: The wind suddenly whooshes at her command; memories of a past life emerge; and she's sure someone is trying to kill her. 

Meanwhile, director Sebastian Tawanti is steering his small D.C. theater company into the big-time with his Incan mythology-based play. The culmination of his life's work, he won't let anything stand in the way of his play's success--not his mother's objections, not the inappropriate heat he feels for Layla, and not even the mysterious, empathic symptoms he's experienced since meeting her. 

As Layla and Sebastian struggle with new love and burgeoning power, a sinister force unravels to fulfill an ancient prophecy. Will they learn the truth behind the Incan script in time to save their lives, the love they're destined to share, and the future of humanity?

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

"It's Monday! What are you reading?" is a fun meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. This is where we share the books we have read the last week and our reading plans for this week.

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out—move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.

But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous—the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it.

Avoiding him isn’t an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

An old flame rekindled . . .

Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.

Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man

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