Friday, April 1, 2016

Blog Tour: Tick Tock - Seven Tales of Time

Seven Fantasy and Science Fiction authors have twisted time into tales of adventure, mystery, horror, and romance. It is time to present you the Tick Tock: Seven Tales of Time Anthology.

A serial killer returns years later to finish what was started. 

A coffee shop offers a respite for the cursed. 

A hangover masks the horrors of the previous night. 

A princess’s wedding gift comes with a price. 

A locked apartment door hides a chilling secret. 

A girl wakes up in an asylum and must survive, and escape. 

A young woman must protect the past to thwart a thief from the future. 

All it takes is a second . . . a minute . . . an hour . . . for everything to change. 

Tick Tock: Seven Tales of Time Anthology

Suicide High by Corinne O’Flynn

People think being psychic is cool or exciting. That being able to get messages from the other side gives us an edge somehow. I can see where they’re coming from—I totally get it. When you don’t understand, you fill in the gaps with what you’d want it to be. There’s an entire industry built around people’s need to tap in to the ethereal and know.

But it’s not like some cosmic vending machine. A psychic can’t pull specific details from the transcendental top hat on a whim. We don’t control what we get. It’s given to us, directed. We don’t wake up knowing which sports teams will beat the spread on a daily basis. And it’s not true that we have the answers to everything. Most people don’t get that.


Countdown Café by Kristi Helvig
Six Days Before

Six months is considered the acceptable amount of time for grieving. Anything over that allotment pushes your parent-mandated therapist to change your diagnosis from the rather blasé and benign sounding Adjustment Disorder to the more somber and serious Major Depressive Disorder. The elusive happiness fairy neglected to wave her magic wand over me by the deadline, so here I am—again—sitting on the scratchy couch across from Dr. Debbie.
While she drones on about the stages of bereavement, which I’m apparently failing worse than senior year trigonometry, I stare at the painting behind her. Ocean waves lap at a deserted seashore while a lighthouse juts out over craggy rocks.
“What are you thinking?” Dr. Debbie asks.I shrug. “I guess I’m wondering why you have an ocean scene in your office when the Midwest is nowhere near the coast?”
She peeks over her shoulder at the painting behind her. “I thought it would be relaxing. Do you like it?”
A deep sigh escapes me. “It makes me wish I were somewhere else.”
Dr. Debbie’s eyes light up like she can sense an impending breakthrough. She leans forward in her cracked, faux leather chair.


Jesse’s Girl by Rebecca Taylor
Her fingers. The barest brush of her touch trailed down his bare back. Like ice crystals at the base of his neck that melted down his spine. Her lips whispered so near his ear he could feel her breath as she questioned him, “Jesse?”
He rolled over. She was so close to him, he pulled his head back across his pillow until he was able to focus on her features. She didn’t look right, pale and lost, her eyes locked on something behind him. Her stare was blank, unblinking.
“Andrea?” he whispered.
Her eyes shifted unnaturally to meet his and a cold panic rushed his body, left him weak.


Duo'vr by Sue Duff
 Her father’s disgruntled stare was more than she could stomach, and Ciara turned toward the railing. An urge to jump was senseless, thanks to the curvature of the outer sphere. She would probably suffer nothing worse than scrapes and a ripped gown on her rapid slide to the bottom. Her imagined escape came to a halt when Thul took her hand in midconversation.
“We are merging more than royals,” Thul said. “I, for one, understand what’s at stake.” He leaned in and kissed the back of her hand with soft lips. “Do you?” he asked for her ears only, and gave Ciara a piercing stare.
She jerked her hand out of his grasp to stave off the goose bumps bubbling across her arms. She shuddered. Was it from his conspirator’s tone, or something else?


The Door by Shawn McGuire
Luck was with me on this find. Everything else I could afford was miles away and in parts of town I probably didn’t want to live in.
“Technically, it’s a two bedroom.” Mrs. Abercrombie finally settled on a key.
“What do you mean, ‘technically’?” My chest tightened, and my voice raised an octave. A two-bedroom would cost more. I pulled the flyer from my satchel and held it up to her. “This says a one bedroom for six-twenty-five a month.”
Mrs. Abercrombie reached inside her sweats to scratch… something and then nodded at the flyer.
“This is the same place. The price is what it says there. I ain’t pulling no bait-n-switch. The blueprints I got show two bedrooms. You’ll see when we get up there that there’s a stuck door. I figure that second bedroom is what’s behind it. Can’t say for sure ‘cause I can’t open it. No how, no way.” She sucked on her teeth. “Just explaining the door is all.”


The Fate Stone by Wendy Terrien
It didn't make sense for her to run wearing only a nightgown. But if she could just get somewhere fast, maybe a convenience store or even a police station, she could get help. She'd be okay.
She started down the stairs, but the door opposite the one she'd come through opened wide. Genna pressed herself against the wall. It kept her hidden until the door closed. She dashed down the steps.
"Hold on there." A boy called out to her. His footsteps followed.
Genna kept going. She reached the bottom landing. Her hand clutched the doorknob but he grabbed her arm.
"You don't want to do that."
Genna swung around. "Don't tell me what to do."
He let go of her and stepped back. He smiled. "I didn't exactly tell you what to do. Just strongly suggested you don't go through that door.”
She crossed her arms. "And why not?"
"Well, first because there are plenty of people on the other side that will take you back to your room, or worse. And second, if by some chance you made it outside, you'd freeze before you got very far."


Untimely by A.G. Henley
“You’re trying to get rid of me,” I said.
Dad’s face closed up. “We have some things to discuss.”
Mom sat down, avoiding my glare. Richard’s thick eyebrows wrinkled apologetically.
“Okay, fine,” I said.
“Whatever you’re trying to figure out,” I said to my parents, “I might be able to help. If you’d ask.”
They didn’t respond. I stalked toward the door that Alec held open for me, but something solid appeared between us.
Not something; someone. Neat blond hair, dark clothes. Jonah.
“Lovely. Just the girl I was looking for.” He smiled, like we’d met by chance on the street, and wrapped his hand around my arm. To Alec, he said, “You don’t mind if I borrow her, do you?”
And he yanked my world out from under me.


CORINNE O’FLYNN is a native New Yorker who now lives in Colorado and wouldn’t trade life in the Rockies for anything. She loves writing flash and experimenting with short fiction. Her novel, THE EXPATRIATES (Oct. 2014) is a YA fantasy adventure with magic and creatures and lots of creepy stuff. She is a scone aficionado, has an entire section of her kitchen devoted to tea, and is always on the lookout for the elusive Peanut Chews candy.

When she isn’t writing or hanging with her family, Corinne works as the executive director of a nonprofit. She is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. You can find her online at corinneoflynn.comFacebookTwitterGoodreadsPinterest, and Instagram.

KRISTI HELVIG is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. Her first novel, BURN OUT (Egmont USA/Lerner Publishing), which Kirkus Reviews called “a scorching series opener not to be missed,” follows 17-year-old Tora Reynolds, one of Earth’s last survivors, when our sun burns out early. In the sequel, STRANGE SKIES, out 4/28/2015, Tora makes it to a new planet only to discover a whole new host of problems—and the same people who still want her dead. Order Kristi’s books through Amazon or your favorite local retailer. Kristi muses about Star Trek, space monkeys, and other assorted topics on her blogFacebook, and Twitter. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, two kiddos, and behaviorally-challenged dogs.

REBECCA TAYLOR lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. In addition to writing, she works as a psychologist and teaches creative writing at Regis University. If you are interested in having her visit your library or school, please email her directly at: and put AUTHOR EVENT in the subject line.

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SUE DUFF dreamed of dragons and spaceships before she could read and it’s only natural that she combines both fantasy and science fiction as her favorite writing genre. She is the author of The Weir Chronicle series. When she’s not writing she can be found walking her Great Dane, getting her hands dirty in her garden, or creating something delicious in her kitchen. She calls Colorado home and, when not saving the world one page at a time, is a speech therapist in an inner city school district.

Check out her website and blog, A Cook’s Guide to Writing and other musings, follow her on FacebookTwitterGoodreads, and Instagram.

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SHAWN MCGUIRE is the author of young adult novels that blend contemporary settings and issues with a touch of fantasy and magic. She started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that’s episode IV) as a kid. She couldn’t wait for the next movie to come out so wrote her own episodes. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to write is as strong now as it was then.

Her books deal with harder topics (dating violence, death of a sibling, divorce, substance abuse, runaways, bullying, teen suicide, etc.) because she believes it is important to talk about these things. Those kinds of topics can be hard to handle and a bit overwhelming, so she infuses a bit of humor in her work as well because she also believes that a sense of humor can help you get through just about anything.

Shawn lives in Colorado with her family where she loves to read, cook and bake, craft, practice yoga and meditation, and spend time hiking and camping in the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

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WENDY TERRIEN has been writing stories since she was in grade school. Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards, is the first in her intriguing urban fantasy series. Inspired by an episode of Bones that suspected a killer to be a fabled chupacabra, Wendy was fascinated and dove into research about cryptozoology, the study of animals that may or may not exist, or cryptids. Pouring over stories, videos and photographs of creatures others had seen all over the world, Wendy developed her own story to share with middle grade, young adult and grown-up readers.
Raised in Salt Lake City, Wendy graduated from the University of Utah and soon transplanted to Colorado where she completed her MBA at the University of Denver. Having applied her marketing expertise to the financial and network security industries, it wasn’t until a career coach stepped in that she fully immersed herself in her passion for writing. Wendy began attending writers conferences, workshops and retreats.
She regularly participates in two critique groups and is the Secretary of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and a member of Pikes Peak Writers and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. In 2014, she was a finalist in the San Francisco Writer’s Contest.
Connect with Wendy via her websiteFacebookTwitter, and Instagram


A.G. HENLEY is the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award.
A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they’ve had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds.
When she’s not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she’s inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.


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Book Blitz: Break Me (Taken Series) by Whitney Cannavina

Break Me (Taken Series book 2)
My baby girl has been through fucking hell and back. I am shocked that after all she has been through she was willing to let me touch her.

"Don't treat me like glass Forrest. I'm strong. Stronger than you might think." As much as I want to lock her up high in a tower where I know she is safe, she's right. I need to treat her normal. She is stronger than I gave her credit for and she's been through hell and back but I know she will make it through this. She is not broken just slightly bent.
"Make me forget for tonight. Please just make the memories go away. Only you can make me forget." I cannot deny her request when I need her just as much. 


*This is not a stand alone. Please read Save Me before starting this book.
*18+ readers due to language, adult content and sexual situations
A little over 6 months after being kidnapped, Sierra has finally realized there is no escape in sight. There is nobody to save her and she has accepted her fate. Or is there? A ghost from the past makes their presence known but will she break before she can be saved?
Jeremy has taken his uncles business and turned it into an empire. Nobody can touch him now. As he tries to win Sierra's heart, it becomes apparent that even as he has been victorious in the business world, his personal life still needs some work. And now he has found out there is another threat can ruin everything that he has worked so hard to gain.
Forrest knows he doesn't have long to get to Sierra and the wait is killing him. Hiding away so nobody knows he is alive, he finally finds the break he is looking for but what will it cost him? He is willing to die fighting for the woman he loves but he is not alone in his mission. Now he has to worry that Damon, his best friend and Sierra's brother doesn't get hurt in the process.
Anything can happen and lives are at stake. Who will live? Who will die? Who will come out of this more broken than when it started?

Make sure to read Save Me before starting Break Me.

About the Author

Whitney Cannavina lives in Southern California with her husband and three kids.
She loves the beach and just listening to and watching the waves.
She is an avid reader of mostly all things romance and is also a blogger at The Club with two other awesome ladies.
Whitney loves to connect with her readers. You can find her mostly on Facebook but she has other social media pages you can find her.

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Release Blitz: A Keepers Truth by Dee Willson

Title: A Keepers Truth 

Author: Dee Willson

Genre: Literary Romance

Release Blitz: April 1st

Every one of us has a soul.
Some are new, some old, and a few, the dangerous, are lost.
But only twelve know why we have a soul at all.
Only twelve remember mankind’s forbidden past.

Tess thinks she’s going crazy when only she sees the naked man in the crowded café, comatose woman in his arms. The nightmares, the visions: something’s not right. But Tess is entitled to moments of insanity. She’s the daughter of mental illness, suicide, and her husband was just killed in a car accident, leaving her an inept single mom at twenty-six.

Then Tess meets Bryce, Carlisle’s illusive bachelor who spins tales from ancient mythology with knowledge beyond his years. His truths intrigue Tess, pull her from the depths, and might just be what she needs to survive.

Compulsively readable, A Keeper’s Truth is an emotionally charged tale of fate, belief, and the power of the human mind. A story that will have you questioning everything you know about the history of mankind, and wondering if somewhere, deep inside, you knew the truth all along.

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DEE WILLSON, felt the writer’s call at fifteen, when she penned her first novel and received her first rejection letter to go with it. Over twenty years later, with two successful businesses under her belt (both with Canada’s largest book retailer, Indigo Books), Dee Willson rekindled her passion for novels. She joined a hard-core book club, published short stories and interviews, contributed to blogs, and wrote the novel A Keeper’s Truth, followed by GOT (Gift of Travel). Dee is presently working on the second installment in the Keeper’s series, and Meant 2 B, a crazy ghost story riddled with fate.
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Blog Tour: Changing Roles by Ellie Masters

Title: Changing Roles 
Author: Ellie Masters 
Genre: Erotica, BDSM 

Kate Summers's career on the Force came to an implosive end when she was ousted as a noted Domme. She now subsists at the fringes, scraping by as she feeds off the misery of others. Catching cheating spouses for divorce lawyers has become her paycheck, and a case brought by the woman who destroyed her career will bring many challenges. To follow the leads and solve a murder, she must reenter the world that cost her career and change roles. There's only problem, she swore she'd never submit to a man—at least never again.

Ellie Masters has been exploring the worlds of romance, dark erotica, science fiction, and fantasy by reading and writing the stories she wants to read. When not writing, Ellie can be found outside, where her passion for all things outdoor reigns supreme: off-roading, ATV-ing, scuba diving, hiking, and breathing fresh air are top on her list. With the release of her debut novel, Ellie is pleased to add ‘author’ to her life’s list of accomplishments. Wife, lover, and mother are her most treasured roles, but Ellie has played many parts: counter girl at McDonalds, a research assistant in a Nanofabrication facility, a rocket scientist, and a physician. Which only proves anything in life is possible if you set goals and never give up. She has lived all over the United States, east, west, north, south and central, but grew up under the Hawaiian sun. She’s also been privileged to have lived overseas, experiencing other cultures and making lifelong friends. Now, Ellie is proud to call herself a Southern transplant, learning to say 'y’all', 'over yonder,' and ‘bless her heart’ with the best of them. She lives with her beloved husband, two children who refuse to flee the nest, and four fur-babies; three cats who rule the household, and a dog who wants nothing other than for the cats to be his best friends. The cats have a different opinion regarding this matter. Ellie’s favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch, laptop in place, watching a fire, drinking a good wine, and bringing forth all the characters from her mind to the page and hopefully into the hearts of her readers.

Release Blitz: April 1st Fools in Love - Anthology


Ten authors. Ten steamy romances. Fools in Love features alpha males and the women who tame them from ten of the hottest authors in contemporary and new adult romance!

Billionaires! Stepbrothers! Everyday people! Curvy women! Domination! and Suspense!

Jessa Jacobs - Recoil, Book One
Candy J. Starr - Snatched, Part One
Aidy Award - Curvy Seduction: Rebound
Annabel Chant - Falling from Grace
Michelle Love - Arsen’s Rules: Book 1, For Her and Book 2, For Him
A.J. Goode - Love’s Little List
Crystal Kaswell - The Billionaire’s Deal #1
Alana Leigh - Lies of Omission
Lexi Larue - Tycoon
Marysol James - Enemy Within

*Contains multiple first in series which may include cliffhangers. All follow-up books may be read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

Be sure to check out the fantastic offers most of these authors have for even more free books, links included.

The authors included in this collection are excited to bring you some of our best work. Some of us have many more books for your reading pleasure, some are newer at this game, but one thing is true for all of us. We love romance! And we bring you some of the hottest around.  

We hope you’ll some new authors to enjoy as well as an old favorite or two. Most of us offer free books, stories or other bonuses to our newsletter subscribers. Be sure to follow the links at the end of each book to stay in touch with us and to take advantage of our offers.

We love to hear from our readers! Whether you choose to review this anthology or the individual works on Amazon or Goodreads (or if you’re feeling particularly generous – both!), or would just like to email us with your comments, please know that we love and appreciate every one of you.

Jessa Jacobs 
Like you, I’m a reader. When I read a good story
with characters I can connect with, my everyday existence fades into the
background as I enter a world that may contain exotic locations, adventure and
excitement. And, if I can be totally honest with you, in my favorite stories I
can fall in love for a while with an impossibly gorgeous guy who is the best
lover imaginable.

So, maybe it won’t come as a surprise that in my
books you’ll find hot alpha male book-boyfriends, sassy heroines who are much
more clever and beautiful than I am, and stories I hope will make you laugh and
cry while reading them, as I did while writing them. Oh, and some scenes you
may want to role-play with your lover.

When I’m not writing (which is almost never) I
enjoy reading, hiking in the foothills near Denver, live blues music, karaoke
and now and then indulging in her karaoke habit.

If you'd like to know more about me, my books, or
special offers for free reading, please check my website.


Candy J. Starr 

 Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until
she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they
actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. "Screw
you," she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity - totally forgetting
that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has
filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small
ones. She's seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band
venues. She's seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she
writes is fiction.


Aidy Award 
Once upon a time there was a girl who lived to
write stories of happy ever after. During the day.
But at night, oh at night, her world transformed
into one of dark desires, deep passions and the forbidden. It is this duality
that makes her so interesting.

She combines the two sides of her imagination by
penning stories of erotic romance and true love.
Read the delicious fantasies of heroes and
heroines come to life under the covers and between the pages of Aidy’s books.

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Annabel Chant 
Annabel Chant has
always loved reading and writing stories. She lives in village about half an
hour from London, with her family, her dog and a vastly over-stuffed library
that no one appreciates except for her.

She was seized
one day with the idea for an erotic short story. She wrote the first pages,
about a woman getting dressed up to go to meet a guy that called himself only
The Filth Monger.

Then, she put it
aside without ever looking at it again but, from that seed, this whole series
She has lived in
Nice and Belgium, as well as all over the UK. When she’s not writing, she
enjoys nothing more than curling up with a steamy read.

Annabel also
writes YA romantic comedies.


Michelle Love 
Love writes about smart, sexy women and the hot alpha billionaires who love
them. She has found her own happily ever after with her dream husband and
adorable 2-year-old.


A.J. Goode
A.J. Goode
discovered romance novels as a teenager, when she learned to sneak away with
her mother's collection of Harlequins and 1970's bodice-rippers. She quickly
fell in love with the happy endings and stories in which love conquers all.

She is also
a single mother, a high school lunchlady, and a blogger with a knack for
seeking the humorous side of every situation.

A.J. is a lifelong resident of
Michigan, and her fictional town of Beach Haven is loosely based on the real
town where she spent her childhood summers. The series is her way of combining
her love for the beach with her addiction to romance novels.


Crystal Kaswell
Crystal Kaswell writes scorching
hot new adult romance. When she isn't writing, she is chain drinking tea, binge
watching Law and Order, practicing yoga, or debating which fictional character
would be the best in bed. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.


Alana Leigh 
Alana Leigh set off to find herself by writing,
and found she’s still lost. From short and sweet to hot and spicy, Alana has
decided to publish whatever she digs up from the depths of her psyche, and let
you, her readers to find her. When you do, please send wine. And chocolate –
dark chocolate. Thank you.

Alana has been too busy writing to find a place all her own yet, but you can
follow what she’s doing on her publisher’s
Facebook page (please like the
page while you’re there).

Alana offers an exclusive free short story to her newsletter subscribers.


Lexi Larue  
Lexi Larue has been writing
suspense and romance short stories since she was a young girl. She loves
romances with a little bit of mystery. She loves creating strong characters who
love life and live with abandon. Lexi lives in Chicago where she enjoys the
hanging out in jazz clubs and dining in hole in the wall restaurants.


Marysol James
Marysol James was raised in a
small town in Canada and is still a small-town girl at heart. She's a cancer
survivor, cinnamon bun lover, and hardcore caffeine addict.

Marysol crosses genres in her
writing, happily and enthusiastically. To date, she's published 23 steamy,
sexy, slinky Contemporary Romances spread over four different series, including
the Amazon best-selling 'Unseen Enemy' and 'Dangerous Curves' series.

Besides her romances, Marysol
also writes crisp, clever, Contemporary Literature. It can be dark and
provocative at times, and magical realism features heavily in her books. She
loves moving between the worlds of magical realism and glorious romance, and
she's grateful every day to be able to do both.

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