Friday, June 30, 2017






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The second book in the HEARTSTRINGS Series by Felicia Lynn has re-launched!
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MENDING HEARTSTRINGS (Heartstrings, #2) 


Blurb: Just when my life seemed manageable, I’m thrown radically off course by “the one”.
“The one” I wasn’t expecting.
“The one” I never knew I wanted.
“The one” who single handedly holds the key to the tattered lock safeguarding my heart. Letting someone into my protected sanctuary will only serve one purpose - intentional infliction of pain and heartache… and I’m positive I’m not capable of handling that.

New Rules:
1. Avoid LOVE at all costs.
2. No complications.
3. I will not become ‘dick’matized by the hotshot guitarist. It was only a no-strings attached weekend.
4. The lyrics he writes may seem magical, but it’s a façade. Lyrics can’t mend broken heartstrings – no matter how strong my heart swells with his words.





EXCERPT:
“Dude, what the hell is wrong with you?  Ive had enough of this shit, enough of your shit!” Garret is yelling when he marches onto the tour bus.  “I cant have a babysitter come hunt your ass down before every sound check and every damn show!”  Hes pissed because I was zoned out, writing some of the best lyrics Ive ever written and missed the start of sound check, but nonetheless, I made it.  No big deal.  Actually hell be thanking me when he hears the songs I came up with later.

“Garrett, chill out man.  I was writing and lost track of time,” I say, standing from the couch and head to the liquor cabinet for my bottle of Jack.  I take the bottle and bring it to my lips, but I cant lift it high enough to take a swig with him yanking the bottle away.  Im not sure if he pushes me or Ive fallen, but my ass meets the stiff foam couch of the tour bus either way. 

“Fucking enough, Jon,” Garrett says, his anger is dissipating.  Theres a veil of concern and sympathy harnessing some of that anger.  “Just fucking enough.  You cant keep doing this and expect me sit here and watch you kill yourself.  No more, man.  Not on my damn watch.  I cant live with that regret.  Its time for you to get help.”

Who the hell is this guy kidding?  Im fine.  Ive told him this a thousand times.  We just finished an amazing show and Im damn good at my job.  I really am fine.  Its the rest of these people with sticks up their ass he should be worried about, and damn . . . hes one of them lately.  I like to have a little fun.  Whats the damn harm in that?  Theres nothing to quit if I dont have a problem, and I could snap myself out it in a second if there was one anyway.   Im good as Jack Daniels gold – no issues here.

“Man, Im fine.  Quit worrying.  Youre looking at me like your dog just died.  Your damn vagina is showing.  Its past time for you to go get laid, McKenna.  I keep trying to help you, man, but you gotta just relax and let shit roll.  Ya know?”  I encourage, flipping the scene to get past the heavy shit hes putting on the table.

I start to stand and head to the bathroom with my buzz quickly fading.  I need to fix this shit fast before he ruins my night, but as soon as I stand hes on my heels.

Hell no youre not.  Sit your ass down.  Youre not gonna escape me helping you find Jesus by going in there to get more fucked up.  Not happening, Jon,” he insists, blocking my entrance to the tiny little hall.  Drew and Eric chose that second to walk onto the bus so I fall back to my position on the couch hoping its just a matter of time until they distract him.  Maybe one of them will stick up for me for once and tell him to shut the hell up.  Its only fair, but since everybody seems to think Garrett McKennas word is law around here its doubtful anyone will have my back.  Pussies. 

Drew and Eric look between Garrett and me trying to read the tension floating between us, but Im not giving anything up.   Damn, Im not the one with issues anyway.  Maybe its time they had words with their top damn dog and help the man loosen up.

            Garrett and I have been friends for eight long ass years.  We both arrived in Nashville about the same time and found jobs cooking breakfast in a crappy little diner part time.  We bonded, and together we beat the streets of Nashville searching for any available stage that would let us play.   With all the hard work we put in, I stayed on with his band after he signed, but I didnt sign up for this shit.  Thats for sure. 

“Everything okay?” Eric asks cautiously.

Garrett doesnt look at him or even respond.  Holding up his right hand, he dismisses them never taking his eyes off me.  While he stares daggers into my damn soul, I know theres no way in hell hes going to let me leave without a fight.  Determined to get out of here, I stand to leave the bus.  “To hell with this, McKenna.”

Garrett positions himself in front of me, pushing me back down on the couch before I find my balance.  “Fuck!” I yell, slamming back into the seat jarring me harder than necessary.  He might be mad as hell, but I am too.  Unfortunately though, he has the upper hand since Im too damn weak to fight him with this buzz wearing off and making me ache.  Folding my head into my hands, I have no choice but to wait him out.  Its all Ive got.  He shouldnt expect me to participate in this damn duel without a weapon, but it seems he does.  The fuming silence fills every inch of the bus until I feel like I cant even breathe anymore.   An hour could have passed in this uncomfortable hush or maybe its been less than five minutes.  Who knows, but its been long enough that his eyes are burning a hole into my head even though I refuse to make eye contact with him.  McKenna has supermans strength in will power and Ive got no clue how Im going to get past him to get the hell out of here.


OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES: 
Read TIED UP IN HEARTSTRINGS (Heartstrings #1) now!


Pre-order PHANTOM HEARTSTRINGS (Heartstrings, #3) 
Re-releasing July 4


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AUTHOR BIO:


Felicia Lynn, author of The Learning Curve series and Heartstrings series, is a transplanted Florida girl, born and raised, who lives just north of Atlanta, GA. She spends most of her days holed up in a cozy chair with her laptop, writing about the characters that live in her head. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hanging out with her family and friends or interacting with her readers and fellow book lovers on social media! She loves traveling, reading, live music, baseball, good food and great company.

Felicia writes contemporary romance and co-wrote The List, a mystery/suspense book she collaborated on with professional poker player, Chris Bell.

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Title: Love Wasted
Author: Shirl Rickman
Genre: NA Romance
Published: June 22, 2017
Available on Kindle Unlimited



“A great slow burn” - Amazon Review

“SO MANY FEELS THROUGHOUT…” - Amazon Review

She loves him. She loves him not. 
When Cassandra Porter was seven years old, she fell in love with her next door neighbor and her best friends brother. Cass loved that boy every single day…until he broke her heart and all that remained were the pieces.
Ten years and what feels like a lifetime apart, that boy—now a grown and sexy, warm blooded man—is thrust back into her life. He might make her temper flair and blood boil, but a few unresolved feelings are no match for the way her heart races when he is near…
She drives him the good kind of crazy. 
Paxton Luke led his life with one thing on his mind: success. Friends and family come first, with no room for emotional attachments—not even with the neighbor girl, who's turned into a complete knockout. His sister's best friend. Emotions only lead to love, and love was trouble.
They’re determined to fight this undeniable attraction to the bitter end. It’s too damn bad their hearts are about to get love drunk-- wasted on love.






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Shirl Rickman is a writer, a dreamer, and an optimist. A small town Texas girl currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Shirl adores her husband, daughter, and two crazy dogs. When she's not dreaming up new love stories, Shirl can be found reading, drinking her favorite coffee, Kona Blend with coconut milk. She loves kindness, laughing and meeting her readers. 


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Title: Rise of the Sea Witch
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Fairy Tale and Folklore
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:  Details of the sea witch’s banishment have been exaggerated. The body count that preempted it was not. Once an illustrious princess, her hands and tentacles were stained with the blood of thousands. No one could comprehend how the hooks of madness dragged her down from her life of privilege.  
Born Princess Vanessa of Atlantica, the ambitious young royal was one of two children born to the great King Poseidon. She and her brother, Triton, were groomed from birth to rule. Yet only one would ascend that coveted throne. While carefree Triton flits through his training with a cavalier demeanor and beguiling charm, Vanessa’s hunger for her father’s acceptance drives her to push herself to the limits of magic, and combat to become a leader worthy of her people.   
When war against the humans ravages their once regal kingdom, political sides are chosen. Factions from the seven seas challenge the existing leadership, pitting Vanessa against her brother in a vicious battle for the crown. Traitors are exposed, dark family secrets revealed, and a once strong sibling bond is strained to its breaking point.
Only when the ink black waters from the ultimate betrayal rescind, will the truth be known of how the villainous sea witch rose with one name on her vengeful lips--Triton.



RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
or on Twitter or instagram at Rourkewrites.
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1OJcVNO
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Series: Behind Blue Lines Series
Titles: Resisting Love and Searching for Love
Author: Christine Zolendz
Genre: Contemporary Romance


To serve and protect... That's my job. That's who I am, and what I do. It's what I've always done. And when she comes back to town, She's all I want, All I need. But I know better. I refuse to give into my desire. I'll never hurt her, Never leave her. And my job alone threatens it all, Threatens everything. I have to stay away, Otherwise, I'll break her, Ruin her, And destroy us.





What you're looking for might be right in front of you...

BROOKE FURY Betrayed. Destroyed. Shattered. But, I'm used to it. After all, I'm a cop, and I've seen the worst. I just never thought it would happen to me. But it did.
Now, I can't trust anyone. Not him. Not myself. Nobody.
RYAN CAGE Determined. Loyal. Honest. But she won't trust me, Won't let me in. Even though I'm a detective,  I can't solve the mystery.
No matter how hard I try, She pushes me away. What she doesn't realize, Is I'm the one thing she can count on,
Forever.



















Christine Zolendz, a USA Today Bestseller, resides in New York City with her favorite NYPD detective and their two beautiful daughters. She loves reading, writing, wine, and caramel lattes.






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