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VIBRIZZIO by @NickiElson3D #Cover #Reveal

I'm bursting with excitement for the release of Nicki Elson's new novel Vibrizzio! I was lucky to be a pre-reader and I LOVED this hilarious story--see my review HERE.


Vibrizzio by Nicki Elson  Published by: Swoon Romance Publication date: April 21st 2015 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:
Lyssa Bates doesn’t need a man. Not when the world is fully-stocked with double A batteries and a wide array of options in Amazon’s health and sexual wellness category. After yet another failed relationship, the twenty-six-year-old investment analyst is convinced that real guys aren’t ever going to live up to her expectations—so why should she bother with them? She’s determined to keep her dating life purely electronic…though she occasionally fantasizes about Hayden King, the delicious new associate she just got partnered with at work.

While Lyssa manages her romantic risks by deleting men from of the equation, the ever-charming Hayden protects his heart by diversifying his love life …

Dreaming of #Books #Giveaway Hop

Thanks to Kathy from I Am A Reader for hosting...



Ah, books. Most of us love 'em so much we dream about them.

A disturbing dream inspired my current novel, Twin Sacrifice.

How much do you enjoy books with a dreamlike quality? Not so much dreamy in a romantic way, but more like you can't tell if the plot is a dream or reality. I don't like to feel confused when I read. So I'm hesitant to read Never, Never even though I lurve Colleen Hoover.

It would be a dream for you to win a $10 gift card! I'm also giving away an ebook of my college volleyball romance Blocked. Enter here:

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And don't forget to enter two giveaways on the sidebar of my blog *points right*.

Now take a bunny hop over to these blogs to win cool crap!

Release Day Launch: It's a Date by J. Epps & S. Brümmer

Title: It's A DateAuthors: J. Epps & S. BrümmerGenre: Contemporary RomanceCover Designer: Judi PerkinsRelease Date: January 15th 2015Worlds are realigned on one winter’s night.“The thunderous storm that he is intensifies and I'm about to beg him for this.”The Ballerina I've had plenty of practice being graceful, but he has my heart tripping over my pointe shoes. I've conditioned myself to rely on nobody else and I won't start now. I'll push back as hard as I can. However, he seems to be determined on pulling down the wall I use to separate myself from others. Removing myself from his vise grip just became excruciatingly difficult. The storm that follows this man—no, the storm that is this man—has given me more than what I’ve bargained for.The Storm The primal need I have for her is deeper than any I’ve experienced before. My world has shifted in more ways than one, and I’m not going to stand around and be held hostage where I don’t belong. The next move I m…

#IWSG: Tighten Your Writing

Time for 2015's first Insecure Writer's Support Group, a chance to share our hopes and fears, hosted by Alex Cavanaugh.



Since starting as a writer eight years ago, I've grown. (I've gained about twenty pounds, but that's for another post.) The kind of growth I'll discuss today is writing skill development. While I still have so much to learn, one area I've improved is tighter writing.

Be gone, verbal diarrhea!

So I want to share this excellent post, 25 Ways to Tighten Your Writing by Betsy Mikel with YOU.

A few of those tips that resonate with me:

1) Stop the adverb abuse. (I was a big offender). Dump the adverbs and choose more descriptive verbs. Instead of "I moved slowly", try "I trudged."

2) Knock out the highfalutin' vocabulary. When I first started writing, I wanted to impress everyone with my intelligence by using words like avocation, prescient, and anathema. Then I learned NOBODY CARES how smart I am. Readers just want a good stor…

Cover Reveal: Something Wicked by @CarolOates @OmnificPub

Check out this AMAZING cover!
From Omnific Publishing 

New Adult Historical/Contemporary Supernatural
Releasing January 20, 2015
Infected by the vampire virus on the streets of Dublin in 1886, the search for a cure brought Henry Clayton to London and to the brink of madness. Salvation and friendship arrived in the form of Dougal, an immortal Highlander with a devilish sense of humor and a love of life.

Amidst turmoil in vampire society, Henry returns to modern day Dublin. The Circle, a cult determined to awaken their Celtic blood god, the first vampire, is once again active.

When Henry meets a young American woman who sees past his human pretense, he fears exposure. However, his fear is overshadowed by curiosity. What is the source of the strange energy between them? Why are vampires stalking her? Determined to find answers, Henry takes Ari into his home and under his protection.

As their connection grows, Henry begins to suspect Ari isn't what she claims to be. Their shar…