Friday, July 15, 2016

Welcome to author Donna Ball

Hello, Donna, congratulations on your book release, a mystery. :)



BLURB:

Still recovering from the traumatic events of the past year, newlyweds Aggie Malone, police chief of Dogleg Island, and Deputy Sheriff Ryan Grady are looking forward to a carefree day of picnics, pirates and buried treasure with their precocious—and uncannily perceptive-- border collie, Flash. But when Flash discovers a body in a shallow grave on the deserted Wild Horse Island Nature Preserve, a tangled knot of conspiracy, murder and deception begins to unfold, revealing that the things that are buried are often the most dangerous and the only pirates you have to fear are the ones that live next door.

Fifteen hundred miles away, an ex-con and a fifteen year old girl embark upon a crime spree that will earn them the nicknames “Bonnie and Clyde”. As they make their way inexorably south, Aggie, Grady and Flash are thrust into the middle of a murder investigation that leads to the arrest of one of their neighbors and the attempted suicide of another. When a search of the dead girl’s belongings reveals a priceless emerald bracelet and two of the islands most popular residents go missing, the puzzle becomes even more complicated. Grady and Aggie struggle to put all the pieces into place while Flash, ever obsessed with understanding the human condition, wrestles with a more painful dilemma: how do you tell the good guys from the bad guys when they are so often the same person?

*That's a good question! Now for an excerpt:

Tracy heard the sound of a car engine rounding the corner  at the intersection of  Pine and Park, and in another moment she saw the flash of headlights.  Her heart slammed and she shrank back against the building, but  as the car turned into the park near the streetlight she noticed the distinctive primer-gray passenger door and heard the familiar thrum of the stereo’s sub-woofers.  She snatched up her backpack and ran into the light.

Steve leaned over to push open the passenger door for her and she climbed in, tossing her backpack into the back seat.   The car smelled like stale cigarette smoke and spilled beer, the best smells in the world to her.  Steve wrapped an arm around her neck and kissed her hard.  Then he grinned at her.  “Ready for an adventure, baby?”

She replied breathlessly, “Ready!”

Tracy Ann Sullivan was fifteen years old.  A year ago she had never smoked a cigarette, or shoplifted condoms from a drugstore, or even made out with a boy for longer than a few minutes.  Until now, the furthest she had ever been from home was summer camp.  She was a basically a good girl.  If anyone had told her that within a week she’d be wanted for grand theft auto, armed robbery, and murder, she would have laughed.

But that was exactly what was going to happen.

*Interesting! 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Donna Ball is the author of over a hundred novels under several different pseudonyms in a variety of genres that include romance, mystery, suspense, paranormal, western adventure, historical and women’s fiction. Recent popular series include the Ladybug Farm series by Berkley Books and the Raine Stockton Dog Mystery series. Donna is an avid dog lover and her dogs have won numerous titles for agility, obedience and canine musical freestyle. She divides her time between the Blue Ridge mountains  and the east coast of Florida, where she lives with a variety of four-footed companions. 

You can contact her at http://www.donnaball.net
The Sound of Running Horses, Book Two in the Dogleg Island Mystery series, is available July 15 2016 in paperback, and for Kindle and Nook.   

Buy it from Amazon.com here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GOLP4FE


 
Donna will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Welcome author Eden Ashley



Hello, Eden, and congratulations on your book release, Love, Alchemy, a New Adult Romance/Fantasy.

Let's hear a little about it:

BLURB:



Daveigh Little is no stranger to bad choices, but when one of them lands her in hot water, she finds herself on the run from a ruthless criminal who places a price on her head…and then there is Ethan.

From the moment she first laid eyes on Ethan Remington, Daveigh knew there was something very different about him…she just didn’t know how different.

With the habit of showing up exactly when she needs him the most, Ethan displays an uncanny intuition towards Daveigh’s whereabouts. But then the tables are turned and soon Daveigh realizes that it is Ethan who actually needs saving.

*Very good. Now for an excerpt:
 

The Party



Cooper’s fingers dug into her arm with bruising force, leaving Davey no choice but to defend herself. Punching out with the heel of her free hand, she struck him in the nose. Rearing back in pain, he immediately let go and she struggled to keep her footing. Recovering, Cooper snarled and lunged to retaliate. Davey scrambled but wasn’t fast enough to escape his reach. And then suddenly she didn’t have to. A dark figure stepped into Cooper’s path, and seconds later, Cooper was on the ground bleeding and wearing a dazed look. He wouldn’t be getting up anytime soon.



Deeply shaken, Davey opened her mouth to thank her rescuer, but he had already gone. Swallowed up by the dancing mass of sweaty teenagers.



Davey wanted to be home at once. All she could think of was cuddling with Hogan while reading him a bedtime story before tucking him in. She ran outside, yanking a hoodie over her head to protect against the chill. Gulping in the misty fresh air, she calmed down enough to slow to a stroll and began what would be a long walk home. But there he was. It hadn’t been her imagination. Remington stood on the shadowy road, blocking Davey’s path.



She stopped several yards from his position. A safe distance away, she hoped. “What do you want?”



His reply was so low she could barely make it out. “I needed to be sure.”



Davey’s heart was thudding out of her chest. Had he seen her dealing? “About what?”



“That you were okay.”



“Oh.” She hadn’t expected that. “If you were so worried, why didn’t you stick around?”



“The directive tonight was recon only.” Remington took a step closer. “I think I may have compromised it by causing a scene.”



Weirdo alarm bells ringing at full volume, Davey took two steps back. “I’m sorry saving my ass messed up your mission. Thanks anyway.” Going in the other direction would get her away from him but also make the trek home thirty minutes longer. It really didn’t seem like a bad trade off.



“What did that guy want from you?”



“It’s none of your business.” Davey quickly started walking.



Remington followed. “You could have been hurt.”



“Again, none of your business.”  She doubled her stride, but he kept pace effortlessly. Forging ahead for about fifty feet, Davey stopped. “What the hell are you doing?”



“I’m escorting you home.”



Flabbergasted, her mouth opened and shut. “Why?” she finally asked.



Remington watched her for a quiet moment. His features were oddly attractive in the glow of the streetlights. “I swore to serve and protect. It’s my job to keep you safe.”



Unconvinced, she gestured toward the house where the party raged on. “So a cop is going to show up and escort every one of those kids home too?”



“No.”



She folded her arms. “Then why are you following me?”



Remington shifted. “I don’t know.”



It wasn’t really an answer, but the way he spoke, as well as the manner of his movements, made the words seem true. Plus, Remington hadn’t appeared comfortable admitting them.



“What’s your name?”



“Officer Remington.”



“Well, I don’t like cops. Give me something else to call you.”



“Like what?”



Davey rolled her eyes. “Like your first name.”



“Oh.” Remington smiled. The expression transformed his features, and she thought he should do it more often. “Ethan.”



“Okay, Ethan. Walk me home.”

Now about the author:


Realist, cynic, and hopeless romantic all rolled into one, Eden lives in a small, sunny town in SC where thunderstorms inspire her best ideas. When not daydreaming about her next novel, Eden can be found curled up with a musty old paperback and a cup of coffee...or mired deeply in her next plot to take over the world. She enjoys reading or watching anything with supernatural elements, so writing paranormal and fantasy romance is a natural fit.



Links:


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