*✿༻BLOG TOUR + Review༺✿* Chasing The Dragon by T.K. Leigh

ChasingTheDragonBTBanner

ChasingTheDragonCover

35fe1-add-to-goodreads-button31

button synopsis

He’s trying to protect his heart…
She’s a shell of the girl she once was…
Can he chase away the demons threatening to destroy her?

Mackenzie Delano craves control. After tragedy strikes during her freshman year of college, she compensates for the helplessness she felt by micro-managing every aspect of her life, from her business life to her social life…to her love life. But she wasn’t expecting to cross paths with a mysterious man who seems to invade her every thought.

Tyler Burnham has been living his life with one rule in mind…never fall in love. Focusing solely on his career, he is able to remain a detached observer of life… Until a case is dropped in his lap, forcing him to form an intimate relationship with a sharp-tongued woman in order to obtain the location of a man deemed an enemy of the State.

When Tyler finds himself falling for Mackenzie, will he be able push his feelings aside and recover the information he needs? Or will he put the mission and their lives at risk to follow his heart?

Chasing The Dragon is the first installment of a two part series of deception and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

***Note – Chasing The Dragon is the first book in a two-book duet and is a spin-off of T.K. Leigh’s USA Today Best Selling Beautiful Mess series. It is not necessary to have read that series in order to read this duet, but it will contain a mild spoiler from the third book in the Beautiful Mess series, Gorgeous Chaos.***

button teasers

breathe-air

web-lies

button excerpt

“Dance with me, Mackenzie,” he said, holding my hand in his, sensually placing the other just below my hip bone.
“What are you−”
“Shhh…,” he admonished, expertly leading me in our dance, the band playing Cole Porter’s Every Time We Say Goodbye. “Just enjoy it and don’t think.”
I simply nodded, turning my head to scan the restaurant.
“Mackenzie, eyes on me. I need to know you’re with me.”
I snapped my eyes back to his, my mouth slightly agape as my heart pounded in my chest. He was warm and spellbinding. The way he held me in his arms comforted me and made me feel as if they were made to hold me.
“Are you with me?” he asked, raising his eyebrows.
“Yes,” I said, my voice soft.
He leaned toward me and the bit of stubble on his chin brushed my skin. “Yes what?” he whispered.
“I’m with you.”
The corners of his lips turned up slightly and there was a spark about him that wasn’t present yesterday. “I like the sound of that, Miss Delano.”
He pulled me closer and I tilted my head to peer into his striking eyes, needing the connection I felt at that moment. It was unlike anything I had ever experienced, all because of a well-placed hand, a sinfully sexy voice, eyes that made me want to melt, and arms that felt like home.
“Who would have thought that the Mackenzie whose lips I couldn’t stop seeing in my dreams last night would turn out to be Mackenzie Delano, proprietor of South Padre’s hottest new spot?”
“How did−”
“Shhh,” he said once more. “You think too much. Just enjoy the moment because it’s over once the band plays the final note to this melody.”
I snapped my mouth shut, a strange awareness of loss washing over me at the prospect of this complete stranger walking away from me once the song came to an end, wondering if I would ever see him again.
“You’re a lovely dancer, Miss Delano,” he commented.
“Thank you,” I answered, unsure of whether to say anything further. He seemed to be in complete control of the dance, of his words…and of mine. And, for the first time, I was okay with someone else calling the shots.
“You have a dancer’s body. I’m confident you’ve bewitched quite a few men with the way you can seamlessly navigate the dance floor.” He leaned toward me and whispered, “I must confess… You’ve bewitched me.”
His voice was sweet as it crooned in my ear, and I was left a silent, blubbering mute, the sincerity in his declaration sparking a renewed sense of longing I had ignored for years. My breathing grew ragged, and I was unable to formulate any response. I simply lost myself in the moment of our dance, wanting his sensual words to ring in the recesses of my mind for all eternity. I wished I could have recorded his voice murmuring those endearing words to me so I could replay them over and over again when I needed to feel something I didn’t think I would ever feel again.
He molded my frame to his, our bodies swaying to the classic tune, and began to sing along with the band. I imagined he was singing to me, and me alone. His voice was deep and guttural, but sweet as he leaned toward my neck and crooned the last verse into my ear. I closed my eyes, losing myself in his warmth, his voice, his everything.
All too soon, the final note rang out, silence encompassing the room, but we continued to sway to the music in our heads, our rhythm perfectly in tune to each other. A loud drum kick echoed, startling me, and I opened my eyes, almost expecting it all to be a dream. But it wasn’t, and I was met with my mysterious stranger’s strong face. Time stood still as we simply stared at each other, neither one of us moving. I licked my dry lips, nerves causing my breathing to grow more intense and labored.
He grabbed my hand and brought it to his soft lips, placing a kiss on it. The contact caused a rush of adrenaline to run through me. Before I could ask his name, he was gone, leaving me stunned and alone once more.

buy links

AMAZON US I AMAZON UK I NOOK I iBOOKS I KOBO I GOOGLE PLAY

ChasingTheDragonJacket

unnamed

Vicky’s Thoughts

What can I say… BUT OMG! The anticipation I had for this one definitely paid off! I have loved all of T.k. Leigh’s books so far, but I do believe this is her BEST one yet! Tyler Burnham.. We only got to see pieces of him in her Beautiful Mess series and this book gives you a deeper feel of the younger Burnham. While his older brother Alex had stolen a piece of my heart, Tyler dug his way in and ALMOST pushed Alex out.. Almost.. The fire that ignites between Mackenzie and Tyler is mesmerizing to say the least. I feel she is the Yin to his Yang and the relationship that unfolds between them will leave you breathless. Tyler is definitely BBF material, strong yet gentle, just remember I licked him first :D. The secondary characters bring some laughter and tears and help propel the story in different directions, and she will keep you guessing. Get ready for the emotions to roll off of you. There is a bit of a cliffie at the end, which being a two book duet I figured there would be. All that being said I could not put it down and cannot wait to see how the story plays out in the continuation Slaying the Dragon.

button About the author

T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is the USA Today Best Selling author of the Beautiful Mess series. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). She always had a knack for writing, but mostly in the legal field. It wasn’t until recently that she decided to try her hand at creative writing and is now addicted to creating different characters and new and unique story lines in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense genre.

When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

button author links

FACEBOOK * TWITTER * GOOGLE+ * PINTEREST * INSTAGRAM * GOODREADS

Tour Host OUAA

“••*´¨`*•.☆•NOW LIVE on ALL Platforms~ Bleeding Love by Author Steve Genis••*´¨`*•.☆•

“••*´¨`*•.☆•NOW LIVE on ALL Platforms~ Bleeding Love by Author Steve Genis••*´¨`*•.☆•

::: Synopsis :::

Think you know everything about the world’s most famous love story? Think again!

Move over Shakespeare, this is one makeover like no other.

21 year old Romeo Montague is hot, single, sexy and rich. What more could any man ask for?

How about, love?

Meet 18 year old Juliet Capulet. She’s also hot, single, sexy and rich.
Sounds like the perfect match, right?

Think again!

When their two worlds collide, they will sacrifice everything for love, including their warring families.

This is a story about sex, love, hope, and tragedy.

This story fills in many missing pieces never shown on stage or screen.
With many characters altered from the original tale to fit in with their modern day counterparts, this story is retold in the complete modern day English language, based on today’s everyday living standards and set in modern day Paris, France.

This is Bleeding Love, The Untold Story of Romeo and Juliet.

Bleeding Love Cover

 

Purchase Links & TBR~

Ibooks:  Amazon US:  Amazon UK: Amazon AU:  GOODREADS:

Excerpt & Teasers

*For mature audiences of 18 + due to sexual content

“Juliet closed her eyes as she slipped her expensive panties to the side and used her finger to caress her tight nub. Moaning, she wet her lips as Romeo crawled onto the bed beside her. She could feel him watching her, waiting for him to touch her. Romeo’s hand, still wet from his own arousal made its way up her body. He watched as she continued to moan softly, still working her wet pussy, now with two fingers.”

Bleeding Love Teaser 2

BL Teaser 2 BL Teaser 3 BL Teaser 4 BL Teaser 5 BL Teaser 6

Other Books By Steve Genis

Obsession

Synopsis:

Rick Santini is an 18 year old Year 11 student at a local High School in Melbourne, Australia. Struggling with the demands of his over controlling father, and trying to keep a low profile at school, Rick hides a secret, that will tear his family apart.

Rick has a High School crush, but there’s just one problem, his crush is on his French PE teacher. His PE teacher happens to be married to Rick’s English teacher who is also the school principal.

Unaware of Rick’s obsession, his mother and father pressure Rick to succeed and do well in school during his VCE and urge him to improve his grades.

At school, Rick’s classmates start to get suspicious about his behaviour around their teacher.

After living in London, England for a year with his parents, Rick has a blast from the past that comes back to haunt him and he becomes so obsessed with his teacher that his urges begin to take control.

Rick starts to distance himself from his friends and family and he starts lying to them to cover his obsession.

In a surprising twist, Rick’s life is changed forever.

Will Rick do the unthinkable to get what he wants?

Obsession is told through the eyes of an 18 year old High School student.

Purchase Links:

Itunes: Barnes & Nobles: Amazon:

obsession over

Temptation: Book 2 in The Obsession Series

Synopsis:

Life couldn’t get any more complicated for Rick. He’s going through adolescence and coming to terms with his sexuality, which he hides from his parents.

Meet Mr Devereaux, Rick’s PE and French teacher who Rick can’t stop thinking about. To complicate matters even more, Mr Devereaux is married to the principal of the same school.

As Rick comes to terms with being a young homosexual man, he fantasises about what it would be like to be with an older man. After sneaking into his teacher’s office and almost getting caught out, Rick realises that his fantasies and urges are beginning to take over his life.

One night, at dinner, Rick’s father comes home and reveals some news that sends shockwaves through Rick. His father has just received a promotion at work and has been offered to relocate to London, England for one year, with all expenses paid.

Moving to London would mean that Rick would be away from his friends and Mr Devereaux and ultimately, he tries to convince his father to allow him to stay in Australia and live with relatives while he and his mother move to London. His father refuses, leaving Rick no choice but to pack up his life and go with them.

When they are arrive in London things are far from easy for Rick. After finally settling into a new English school, Rick makes some new friends including Nate, who is openly gay. Together Nate and his friends convince Rick to go to the local bar. There he meets Jared, the owner of the bar, who is drop dead gorgeous, gay and he happens to be an older man.

Rick starts spending a lot of time at the bar on weekends with his new friends, and soon, sparks fly between Jared and Rick. With Mr Devereaux on the other side of the world, Rick has finally found another older man who happens to be gay, but is he the older man that he wants?

Rick’s temporary life in London is cut short when he suddenly becomes seriously ill and must return to Australia to make a full recovery before he can return back to school. However, it takes Rick longer than anticipated to recover from his illness and unfortunately, having missed out on too much school, he must repeat Year 10 when he fully recovers, making him the oldest student in his class.

Will Rick finally have a chance with Mr Devereaux?

Temptation is the second book in The Obsession Series and a prequel to Obsession.

Purchase Links:

Itunes: Barnes & Nobles: Amazon:

temptation

About the Author

I am an indie author from Melbourne, Australia. After going through a major body transformation in late 2012 I decided to write an Autobiography about my struggles with bullying, self-esteem, and body image. After sharing my experiences with the world I set out on a journey and became a qualified Personal Trainer. After losing 35kgs I had a passion and thrive to help others achieve, it was then that I decided to write a book.

After writing my Autobiography One Step Further I had an idea for a story and set out on a difficult and daunting task to write my first novel Obsession which is part of the Obsession Series. I am currently in the process of writing the third and final instalment, Resignation.

In the very little spare time that I do have, when I am not writing, I work a regular Casual job in hospitality. I’m also a Personal Trainer and motivational speaker, helping others reach their weight loss goals and defeat their personal and difficult struggles. I come from a European background and I am the oldest of three brothers.

Stalker Links :

Facebook: Twitter: Amazon: Itunes:

*Official BT, Review + Giveaway!!* Sweet Muse by Ava Cummings

About The Book:


SWEET MUSE by Ava Cummings
Release Date: 1.22.15
Pages: 241
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Erotic Romance

Determined to overcome her difficult past, Anna Starr lands a coveted job at the nation’s biggest celebrity magazine in the center of the New York City power scene. She learns early on to make it on her own, and through sheer force of will she does. But frustration sets in when the dark side of tabloid journalism starts to poke through, and she gets duped while dating slicker-than-thou city boys.

 Amidst a sea of cocktail parties, Anna meets rising art star Damien Wolfe. Their connection is dangerous, intense, and passionate beyond her imagination. 

He sees her in a way that she has never seen herself, setting her on a journey toward self-discovery—
understanding what it means to be truly loved for the first time in her life. But she may lose it all when her blind ambition and his dark past lead to a crisis that changes everything.

Amazon | Goodreads | Wattpad 

 review-button-png-md
Vicky’s 5* Review
I really enjoyed this story. Ava did a great job creating characters that you could relate to. She takes us on a journey through out New York’s night life and what it could be like as a reporter to a celebrity magazine. Following her dream to be a big time reporter someday Anna Starr leaves her hippie type parents and country life – for the hustle and thrill of the big apple. Ok so it is not exactly what she had hoped for but she gets a spot at Celeb magazine. Finally getting out into the streets to do some stories she meets some interesting people, but there is one she cant stop thinking about, and their paths keep intertwining. But with them both having demons to face in the love department can they find each other? The story kept me interested and I might have stayed up late a few nights because I could not put it down. Overall I feel it is a story about chasing your dreams and following your heart and I am glad I had the chance to read it.
Meet the Author:

Ava Cummings spent more than 10 years as an editor at some of the biggest and best-known magazines in the world. 

She fetched coffee, fell in love with fashion, and eventually became a full-fledged editor, covering Hollywood and bringing in stories about bold women that were making a difference in the world. 

She has spun together the sweep-you-off-your-feet happy endings of fairy tales, the unbelievable headlines she reads in the news, and the quirky personalities that she’s encountered in both the real world and on reality TV in her first novel, Sweet Muse

Ava lives in the leafy suburbs of Boston with her husband and two children.

Social Media Links:
Follow the Tour:
March 2nd Bookish – Debbie – Guest Post
March 2nd Chosen One – Review
March 3rd Forbidden Reviews – Playlist
March 4th Beauty and the Armageddon – This or That
March 5th Karin’s Fantasy World – Review
March 5th Unconventional Librarian – Guest Post
March 6th Carolyn’s World – Review
March 6th Reads All The Books – Review
March 9th Babs Book Bistro  – Author Interview
March 9th Cherry
Mischievous
  – Spotlight/Guest Post
March 10th Nicole Alamillo –Review
March 10th Shell Williams  – Review
March 11th Heather Ann’s Book Reviews  – Review
March 11th All About Books  – Review
March 12th Anna’s Blog – Review
March 12th The Reader and The Chef – Review
March 13th Lara’s Reviews – Review 
March 13th Pixie Vixen Book Reviews – Review 
What Readers are Saying:
“It’s like Fifty Shades of Grey meets Devil wears Prada meets Girls!” —Carrie Adel
“I couldn’t put it down! Sweet Muse has it all—celebrities, scandal, and steamy romance. Ava
Cummings’ writing invites the reader into Anna’s world, sharing her journey as she discovers the dark side of her dream job at a celebrity magazine and finds a love so powerful it will change everything. Totally captivating!” —Sarah Bagwell
Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Event hosted by:
\

✦✧✦✧Blog Tour✦✧✦✧ Rescue Me by Kathy Coopmans

Rescue Me BT Banner.jpg

Rescue Me (Book two of The Shelter Me Series) by Kathy Coopmans BLOG TOUR

Jan.12th-22nd

rescue me kathy coopmans

Synopsis:

Erin McIntyre is a survivor. Four years ago she bundled up her six year old daughter and set sail into uncharted waters with nothing more than the will to
survive. When offered a place to stay and a new job by her best friend’s cousin Adam, she simply cannot refuse…but Adam quickly becomes more than a
friend. Scared to love again, and convinced that giving her heart to a man will only lead to pain, Erin remains steadfast, certain the only person she can
trust is herself. But when her past comes knocking, threatening to tear her carefully constructed world apart, and the support of a person who believes in
her more than she does herself will be the one thing that can keep her head above water. Will old habits prove too hard to break and leave Erin drowning in
a sea of self-doubt, or can she let go of her fears and learn to love once more?

Adam Payne never thought he would find Love. He really wasn’t even looking for it. He fell hard and he fell fast for Erin McIntyre. Determined to show her
that she is worthy of not only his love but worthy of herself. He will stop at nothing to make this woman his and when their love for one another surfaces
into a love that Erin never thought would come her way her past comes back to haunt them all. Will Adam be able to Rescue Erin from her worst fear or will
she pack up and run for the simple reason that the only thing she has ever known is her will to try and survive.

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23360849-rescue-me

Buy Links:

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/14zfEsj

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1BvwwPg

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/rescue-me-36

ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rescue-me/id957343856?mt=11

Playlist:

Trailer:



Excerpt:

“Ready?” I ask as I approach him and continue on into the kitchen to get my purse.

“Yup, and I am starving. Let’s go.” He advances towards me. “Damn, woman! You’re not wearing those jeans, are you? No fucking way.”

Bewildered and totally caught off guard by his statement, I stand there with my hands on my hips.

“What the hell are you talking about? There isn’t anything wrong with these jeans.”

“No there’s not, and that’s the problem. Your sweet, fine ass looks too good in those jeans. I don’t want to have to kick someone’s ass for checking you
out, especially when I have the girls with me. Can you go put on a baggy pair of sweatpants or something?”

“What are you playing at, Adam?” I remove my hands from my hips and place one of them on his forehead. “Are you coming down with something?”

He gently pulls me into his rock hard body.

“Oh, sweet cheeks. I came down with something three months ago when I checked out that ass of yours when I was in Texas,” he says with humor and as low-key
as he can be. “And I am not playing.”

“You’re unbelievable,” I say, rolling my eyes.

Adam lifts me up onto the counter and whispers in my ear words that leave a tingle of pure pleasure down my spine.

“Although I love every tantalizing, sexy curve of your body, I am most definitely an ass man, sweetheart. And this ass,” he says as he places his hands
underneath me and gives my bottom a light squeeze, “Has been in my dreams for the past three months. I can’t wait until I can feel it uncovered because
Erin, I am going to make you feel like you have never felt before.”

“Oh my God, Adam.” I can barely get out a word as I feel my throat tighten up and, holy hotness, this man is mentally seducing me and I love it.

“You feel it too, don’t you, Erin?” he speaks in a ragged, raspy voice as he trails soft kisses up my neck.

“I do,” I whimper.

 

Shelter Me Sale.jpg

Shelter Me (Book one of The Shelter Me Series)

Sale .99

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1BvwwPg

 

kathy coopmans.jpg

Author Bio:

Kathy is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.

She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball and Football.

By day she is a hairstylist and loves her job.

She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on
task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”

 

Author Links:

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKathyCoopmans


https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8290626.Kathy_Coopmans?from_search=true


http://www.amazon.com/Kathy-Coopmans/e/B00MZMPCYU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1408987455&sr=8-1

coopmans@chartermi.net

#HATER by Cambria Hebert Blog Tour

Title: #Hater
Series: The Hashtag Series #2
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: NA Contemp/College Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2015
It started with unspoken animosity. The bitter bite of jealousy. And now its full blown hate.
It was during my first football game that I first felt the first chill of hate. I looked it right in the eyes and felt its sticky tentacles reach out for me. I’d never experienced something so cold and empty before.
The effect of that look lingered, like an unspoken promise, long after it was gone.
Becoming a couple – becoming the other half of a campus celebrity wasn’t easy. I let down walls guarding my heart and he looked past my glasses and accident prone tendencies. Romeo and I are an unlikely match, a #nerd and a jock. But we made it.
And we’re happy.
Zach doesn’t want us to be happy. He wants Romeo to pay for getting him kicked out of Omega and for the night he spent in jail. He’s going to use anything and everything he can to get his revenge. Including me.
As the weather on campus grows cold and the days become dark, revenge becomes the center of someone’s life and the happiness Romeo and I worked so hard for is threatened.
I can’t help but worry that our love is going to be overshadowed by hate.
Chapter 1 Read with Cambria
 

 

 

 

Copyright by Cambria
Hebert

“It’s not your job to protect me, Romeo.”
“You’re wrong.” I said, my voice leaving no room for argument. “It is and I will.”
“You’re my boyfriend. Not my bodyguard.” Her words were annoyed and I felt something behind them. But before I could question her she kept going. “He was just being a jerk. I tried to walk away and he stopped me. If I hadn’t fought against him I probably wouldn’t have a bruise at all.”
I felt my eyes narrow as I spoke dangerously low. “Are you saying it’s your fault Zach treated you this way?”
Letting her take any responsibility for this was something I would not allow.
She sighed. “I’m saying your being a drama queen.”
I laughed and raised my eyebrow. “Do I look like a woman to you?”
A fine pink blush spread across her cheekbones. “No.”
I took her face in my hands and tilted it up so I could stare into her eyes. “Listen to me. My reacting to someone putting their hands on you is not me being dramatic, it’s me loving you.”
“Oh, Romeo,” she sighed my name and my cock hardened.
I pulled her into my chest and wrapped my arms around her. “Being an asshole is just part of my charm, baby.” I said matter of fact, unable to keep the smile out of my voice. “This is just me loving you.”
“You love real good,” she mumbled against my chest, pushing a little closer.
I palmed the back of her head, holding her tight. It scared me how much I loved her sometimes. Just like the anger I’d felt just moments ago scared me. It was raw and intense. It almost bordered on hate.
And all of it. Every single flame of that animosity was directed at one man.

 

0273d-review2

 

Suleika’s 5 star review

20 stars, I wish I could. If you read #Nerd you already fell in love with Romeo and Rimmel, you already know the characters and you know how awesome they are. I loved that the author (who is a fave of mine) didn’t change Romeo in this story. Some authors change their characters when they do series but Cambria left her characters true to what they were in #Nerd and I am so glad she did. You can obviously see that Romeo and Rimmel love each other even more if that is possible but Romeo is still the same charming, flirty, popular guy and Rimmel is just as nerdy.
There was a bit more drama and a whole lot of action in this part of the story and I loved it all. I truly dislike Zach, he is the perfect villain, I wanted him gone or hurt or something, ugh! He is so good at being bad. He is the biggest bully ever!!!
As I was reading (really fast because it was so good of a story) I noticed that the story was ending and I needed more, like a whole lot more. I can’t wait for #Player so that we can finally see how the story will play out after that ending. OMG! It was so emotional because you just don’t know what will happen next.
Read #Nerd first or you will be lost but definitely pick this one up and read it, it is that good and more…

Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.
Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.


 

HOSTED BY:

BT* Character Interview & Giveaway!! Broken Notes by Ann Marie Frohoff

broken notes banner

 

About The Book:
The Heavy Influence Series is an edgy sexually charged coming of age story. 
A Modern Day ‘WALK THE LINE’ Romance.

The edgy Heavy Influence Series is about young, intense and reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse. 
Follow their journey through temptation, deception & forbidden love.

BROKEN NOTES (Heavy Influence, #2)
By: Ann Marie Frohoff
Publisher: AMF Publishing
Pages: 279
Release Date: December 30, 2014

Music fades with a death. Dreams and impulses may kill a future. 

Being rich, famous and in an award winning, multi-platinum band can’t save you from life’s tragedies.

When Jake and Alyssa begin to build a life together in New York City, a death and an unfortunate set of events rattle Jake’s very existence. Alyssa clings to her own dreams. Jake’s blurred take on life may end what they’ve fought so hard to keep. 


Will love remain the same?
 Heavy Influence Links:
Book Trailer:
Original Soundtrack:

https://www.reverbnation.com/widget_code/html_widget/artist_3211169?widget_id=50&posted_by=fan_2991933&pwcdesign=default&pwcbackground_color=%23333333&pwcincluded_songs=1&pwcphoto=0%2C1&pwcsize=fit

About The Author:

Ann Marie (“Annie”) Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult, she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast.

 

Ann Marie is a debut author whose vision to tell a story started out like many other aspiring writers, with a dream, literally.

 

After taking her then eight-year-old daughter to a concert, her dream weaving took on a life of its own. Long story short, she quit her high- paying corporate job and went for broke to follow her dream.
The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, released June 11, 2013 — the series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship. Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will appear in the pages of the books.
Annie has settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her family.
Social Media Links:
First Kiss Free 2.12-2.14:
Jake, an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of stardom, reconnects with Alyssa, the younger girl next door.
When she becomes something more they’re forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame and the expectations of their friends and family.
Sacrifices are made as everything changes as they know it. 

HEAVY INFLUENCE:

FIRST KISS

By Ann Marie Frohoff

CHARACTER INTERVIEWS

JAKE:

 

Ann Murray: Thanks for meeting with me. As I stated to your manager, I’m writing an article on love and relationships between people in the spotlight, to bring to light the differences between celebrities vs. “common folk”, so to speak… and how it affects their art. I’ve read a lot about your band and how your music, your new stuff changed because of your love life. There’s been a lot chatter in the background since the departure of one of your band mates.

Jake: *laughs* – I’m not a celebrity, but ok and as far as the departed band mate. He’s a piece of shit so I wouldn’t take too much about what he says into account. I mean you do know what he did? Right?

AM: Yes, but we’ll get back to that.

Jake: No, actually we won’t get back to that, that subject is off limits. Sorry to be a dick about it, but you can understand. I’m not sure about this whole thing, with you and this interview, so we’ll just see how it goes.

AM: I understand. So let’s start with the basics – Is this all a dream come true for you? Being on the road with your friends, making music?

Jake: Sure. Yeah, of course. I mean I can’t remember a time when this wasn’t what I wanted.

AM: I read recently that you thought about quitting.

J: Um, well, I was kinda going through a lot at one point and I still am. You know, family drama and all. I just try to stay focused. I have to admit that it T’s it up for making great music. People connect to it, you know.

AM: Reading all the social media, the girls are wondering if you’re still seeing your high school sweetheart.

J: Um. I kinda like to keep that private. I mean, you can understand.

AM: It must be tough, trying to have a private life. How has all this affected your music?

J: This is where I tell you to listen to it and read the lyrics.

AM: Fair enough and I have. There seems to be a bit of story on your recently released EP. Can you share a bit about what each song means? Or what it meant when you wrote it?

J: Why don’t you ask specifically about one, and I’ll see how I feel about giving you a glimpse in.

AM: Ok – One of your harder songs, Never Enough, that’s one of the hardest ones I’ve heard by your band since you’ve changed your sound. You seemed angry.

J: Yeah. I was, I still am I suppose. It’s about youth being forced to conform to their parent’s and societies standards and how fucked we all are, basically.

AM: Right on, ok now what about Ordinary?

J: I guess that’s when I maybe thought about not doing this anymore, but that was fleeting. A blip.

AM: Did that thought come from your relationship with…?

*A long silence*

J: If you don’t know her name, I can’t answer you.

AM: You seem bitter.

J: Stop beating around the bush and I’ll answer you straight.

AM: OK, I’ll be straight, because your fans want to know and we’ll stick to the music. Not what’s currently playing out in the media, the song Ordinary – tell me about it, was it meant for Alyssa?

J: *big sigh* – I’d never really felt like I wanted to be normal, you know. Like just go to school or whatever and with Alyssa…at the time, that’s what I wanted to be, at that moment, when I wrote that song. I wanted to be like all the other kids in my neighborhood. I wanted to go to school, hang out with my girlfriend and just be normal.

AM: But you’re not normal, I mean as a career choice normal.

J: No, I’m not. Everything about what I do with my music and my lyrics is a derivative of what I see and what I experience. Everything is a song. It’s a melody. I tend to analyze everything and break it down and then it’s a song. Like with you, sitting there, staring at me. You’re an attractive woman…I’m taking in your hair, your eyes, your legs, the sound of your voice and I take into consideration what you do for a living, I wonder if you have a boyfriend because there’s no ring on your finger, or if you have lovers and how many. I could turn you into a song, a fantasy, a melody, right now.

AM: Fascinating. Thank you for the honesty. So now what about the song Talk About It.

J: I don’t think I wanna talk about it. *sly smile*

AM: Now that’s not fair.

J: What’s not fair about it?…Ok…ok. *chuckles* – That song is a universal break up song. I mean really. How many times have you broken up with someone, whether it was your choice or theirs, and you didn’t want to talk about it.

AM: I think girls always want to talk about it.

J: Guys don’t. I don’t know any guy who wants to talk about a break up.

AM: So you wrote that about your break up with Alyssa.

J: *Long silence* – Alyssa and I never broke up. Life just got in the way and I think that’s all I have to say about that subject.  With all due respect, I think I’m done now.

AM: Do you still speak with Alyssa?

J: She’s a part of me and always will be. Now I really don’t have anymore to say about it.

ALYSSA:

 

Ann Murray: Thank you for meeting with me, I know it’s probably a little awkward for you.

Alyssa: Yes, it is. Sorry it took me so long to answer your calls. I’m not sure I should really be talking with you. What’s this for again?

AM: This is for an article I’m writing about love and relationships, specifically between young celebrity types. I interviewed Jake Masters for this and of course I sought you out. I always like to get both sides of the story. I’m just trying to get the full scope of what it was like for him and how your relationship has affected his music.

*long silence*

A: Okay.

AM: How has it been for you since he’s been on the road?

A: Well, I have my own thing going on, so I just try and live my life.

AM: Are you two together?

A: We’re friends, we love each other.

AM: So the break up was a rumor. The media is a buzz, so I have to ask.

A: Jake is touring and I’m here going to school, all I can say is what kind of relationship can you really have when two people never see each other and when there are other obstacles in the way.

AM: How do you feel about being Jake’s muse?

A: It makes me happy. It makes me miss him.

AM: Can you talk about what happened between Jake’s guitarist, Mike, and you?

A: *squirms in seat* – What is it that you want to know?

AM: What happened? I know he went to jail and the rest is rumor.

A: Mike and I were friends, we went to school together, but I really can’t talk about anything else. Maybe someday, but I’m not ready. Please don’t pressure me.

AM: Was it or is it difficult for you being the girlfriend of one of the hottest young, on the rise rock stars in the country? The heat Rita’s Revolt has is insane. How do you keep a positive attitude through it all?

A: I’m not sure. To be honest, I’m numb. I’m young and so is Jake. We have our whole lives ahead of us and I pray for him everyday. Jake is my next-door neighbor who I grew up with. I care about him for real reasons, for reasons other people have no idea about. Nobody knows him like I do. Nobody will ever know him like I do, ever.

GiveawayButton

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Event Hosted by:

BT*, Author Interview + Giveaway 3rd Degree Secrets by Roni O’Connell

About The Book:

3rd Degree Secrets (The Chronicles of D.E.A.D. High, #2)
By: Roni O’Connell
Published: December 8, 2014
Pages: 310

Like burns, there are degrees of secrets. First-degree secrets are those that girls share with female friends under clouds of giggles and shushed voices, eyes bright, smiles flashing, with furtive glances to ensure that a certain boy doesn’t overhear.

 First-degree secrets are relatively painless, subject to no worse than blushes or easy tears depending upon if that boy does or does not return feelings of affection.
 
Second-degree secrets follow a person from her locker down the school halls—rolling eyes and pointed fingers marking her as surely as a painted X on her back. These secrets don’t leave scars, but injure nonetheless, deep inside where insecurities linger and fester, waiting to explode. The most serious secrets are third degree, just as third degree burns are the worst, leaving the scars, bumpy, pitted, and marred; these secrets irrevocably twist, disfigure, and ruin lives. 

I’ve had my share of second-degree secrets that I mostly try to ignore, but my third-degree secrets, well, those I hug to me in a fear born of basic survival instincts. My exterior is unblemished, white with blue veins, road maps traveling to foreign places beneath my skin, but inside, the terrain rises into mountains and ridges, scared, puckered, and ugly, un-crossable except by painful passage that I’m unwilling to take.

Amazon | Createspace | Goodreads

5 Day Special:
Grab a copy of FLOAT for FREE this week only at Amazon. http://amzn.to/1u93prQ
About The Author:
Roni O’Connell lives with her husband and two dogs high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She finds inspiration in the forest, wildlife, and lakes around her home.

A former English teacher, Roni enjoys the company of young adults, their spirited opinions, great enthusiasm, and outrageous humor.
When Roni isn’t writing novels, you can find her hiking in the forest or contemplating the wonders of nature.
Social Media Links:

Author Interview w/Roni O’Connell:

 

  1. What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had? Mt Vesuvius on My Nose. A middle school book about a girl who gets an enormous zit on her nose just as Mr. Popular finally notices her. She spends the week hiding from him.
  2. What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? Be friendly with all be intimate with few and let the few be well chosen. From my mother.
  3. Hidden talent? I practice Tai Chi.
  4. Favorite Food? Mexican or Tai…wait…Mexican. Yeah, Chinese.
  5. How do you react to a bad review? I go into my cave and lick my wounds for a while, then suck it up and go on.
  6. If you were a bird, which one would you be? Peregrine Falcon or Owl

 

  1. Which authors have influence you most how? Melissa Marr. Holly Black, Kristin Cashore, Charles de Lint. Their style, the suspense, and the darkness of their books attract me.
  2. If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? Conflicted. ;D
  3. What TV show do you watch that you’d be embarrassed to admit? Hahaha Dance Moms. I danced for 14 years love to watch those talented girls. The squabbling moms and Miss Abby are just bonuses.
  • Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is…. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. Her writing in this book is lyrical. A gorgeous combination of myth and heartbreak, and love and loss.
Follow The Tour:
December 8thAll About Books – Guest Post  
December 8thFangirlish – Review  
December 8thCabin Goddess – Playlist
 December 9thJess Resides Here – Promo Post
December 9thKarin Reads and Reviews – Review
December 10thPretty Girls Read – Author Interview
December 10thJen’s Reading Obsession – Guest Post
December 10thLara Lynn – Review
December 10thThe Reader And The Chef – Review
December 11thPixie Vixen Reviews – Review
December 11thA Book Addicts Delight – Guest Post
December 11th Books Complete Me – Review
December 12thBookish Debbie – Review
December 12thBookish – Tiffany – Review
December 12thReads All The Books – Review 
Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Event Hosted By: