Monday, March 20, 2017

Title: Who We Were
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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“I guess that’s the thing about high school reunions, though. They make you snap a little.”

In the ten years since high school graduation, Maylee’s career, living arrangements, family, and especially her love life are at a standstill. When her twin brother, Mitch, falls for her high school enemy at their ten-year reunion, Maylee’s life is catapulted into chaos.

Maylee’s hatred for the blonde-haired Josephine isn’t the only thing she discovers at her reunion. Benson Drake, the introvert from high school, has matured into a sexy intellect. Now a writer and bartender, Benson’s grown into a man with a perfect balance of quirky wit and sex appeal. After a wardrobe malfunction, a spy mission gone wrong, and a dangerous cup of coffee, Maylee and Benson explore something they never even thought about during senior year. Along the way, they find out that reconnecting with the past can change you… or maybe just help you find your true self.



I guess that’s the thing about high school reunions, though. They make you snap a little. At least I can admit to it. This has to be the first step to admitting psychosis, right?

Mitch thinks I’ve taken it too far. Shauni, of course, thinks I’m doing the right thing.

“Show those snotty jerks just what you’ve become,” she told me yesterday. “Especially the blonde. Show her you’ve won.”

I’d smiled, munching on my lunch of celery and carrot sticks in my attempt to shed a few more ounces of water weight. Nevertheless, the whole time I was asking myself a very hard question: Have I really won? If I’m going to so much trouble to fool my classmates into thinking I’ve done so well for myself, aren’t there deeper problems than booblessness and a flabby waistline?

Maybe the problem isn’t my body type, my hair, or any of it. Maybe it’s because at twenty-eight, I thought life would be a little different, a little bit more… grown-up.

Looking in the mirror, however, I know I can’t pretend to be all introspective and mature about it. Even though I know it’s ridiculous, there’s a part of me deep down that does want to show her I’ve done okay for myself, no matter what. I want the girl who tortured me in high school, who convinced me I was a mousey nerd, to realize I blossomed.

Even if it is a bit of a lie. Or a lot of a lie.

“Let’s go,” Mitch yells from the living room. I sigh.

No more introspection. It’s go time.

It’s time to face my past.


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My Review  
☆☆☆☆☆

As someone who went to school with a 'Josephine' who made my life miserable, it was easy to connect with Maylee from the beginning. I couldn't get mad at her for the way she reacted throughout the story because I could see myself making the same decisions. This was a great story of lifelong friendships, second chances at love, and how some people can change even when others can't. I love everything about this book, the characters were well written and real, the story was captivating, and the ending was satisfying even though it made me cry...twice


A high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.

Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.



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The Parker Harris Series by Amy K McClung


The Parker Harris Series 

Parker Harris was just a normal teenage girl with a normal teenage life. That was true until two years ago, when she was bitten by a werewolf and forced to endure the painful shifting each month during the full moon. She has had to keep this secret from everyone she loves. One day a stranger enters her small town and knows her secret, although she has never told a living soul about it. Nothing ever happens in the small town of Cascade Idaho and new people rarely move in. It's Parker's senior year now and two new faces show up in town and shortly after their arrival there is a brutal murder, the first in Cascades history.

Cascades of Moonlight Book 1

Where did my inspiration come from for this story?

My husband. I was out of work and stressed beyond belief. While watching an episode of The Vampire Diaries I was talking to my hubby about how I would have written a different ending for the story. He suggested I write my own story to take my mind off the stress, so I did. And three months later, even after finding a job long before that, I had a 250 page book so I decided to publish it. 
Book One is FREE on all platforms. Get your copy today and get lost in the story of Parker and her friends. 

Amazon Reviewers Say: 
"Vampires, werewolves, love, betrayal it had pretty much everything you want in a book. There were several surprises that I didn't see coming. I felt a lot of anticipation because of that. There were a couple of twists I didn't expect."

"Wow this book was kinda intense. So many things where happening, one thing after another that you had to read faster because you just wanted to know what was going to happen next. It was a good story with action and twist and turns, that the author had you guessing what would happen next. I couldn't put the book down till I had read it all."

Dreams, Spells, & Moonlit Tales Book 2

The meaning behind my covers: 

Cascades cover is from a photo of my favorite local waterfall. It's at Fall Creek Falls State Park in TN. As my story progressed and Quinn and Parker's favorite place became a waterfall, it seemed a nice way to design a cover and pay homage to a piece of my history. The waterfall was where we spent many family vacations when I was younger. 
Dreams cover is to represent the claddagh ring which is explained in the story so I don't want to give it away too much. 
The Dark Moon cover is a picture of a rose opened fully and starting to wither. In this book there is a character who reaches this point. They grow to maturity just in time for their life to be in danger. Who is it? You'll have to read to find out. 
The Cold Moon is the flip side of the picture on the first book. Since it's from a different perspective it seemed to make perfect sense to flip the picture like the perspective. 


Amazon Reviewers Say: 

"This series embodies YA, giving us all the hallmarks of an EPIC Paranormal YA Read!

- Vampires, Witches, and Werewolves, OH MY!!!
- Angst Ridden Characters
- Lie, Deceit, and Heartbreak, and last, but by no means least,
- Soul Mates and Love Triangles
All these must-haves are wrapped in a beautiful but unassuming cover"


"I could not put this book down. This is the second book in the series and it is so much better then the first. There were so many plots twists that I never saw coming! The story is well written and a real page turner. You must read the first book before you read this one. I highly recommend this book to both adults and YA readers."


The Dark Moon Book 3 


Amazon Reviewers Say: 

"I'm so sad it's over. I so enjoyed all of the books. what wonderful twists and turns that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I loved everything about this book, and the first two also. Bravo for making me feel like I was living the story with all of them. I do hope more stories for all of them will come soon.This can't be the end.
Thank you for such a wonderful journey."

 "The Dark Moon was just that...dark. So many sad things happened, so many wonderful things happened. It was a roller coaster, for sure, but one I would gladly ride again. I can't wait to read more from this author!"



The Cold Moon Book 4 


Why I wrote this novella....

With each book released in the series I heard the same thing from my readers, "I LOVE Mitchell!" So when one of my most loyal readers, who's since become a friend, said she'd love to read a novel from his perspective, I accepted the challenge. I loved getting into Mitchell's head. He's one of my favorite characters from anything I've written. He's a loyal friend, a gentleman, funny, and incredibly hot...what more could a girl want? 


The Spin-off...

The Shimmering Pool
The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles

Crispin Sinclair isn't your average teenage boy. He inherited precognitive dreams from his mother who died during childbirth. His other unique quality was inherited from his father; Crispin is a werewolf. Growing up as a supernatural being in a world that doesn't know they exist is difficult to say the least. Crispin's been lucky that his family is made up of supernaturals; witches, vampires, and werewolves. As he begins to obtain his werewolf abilities, his life will be thrown into turmoil placing everyone he loves in danger. 

Amytha Roberts feels like the most ordinary girl in the world. She was adopted at age five but not by your traditional idea of parents; her mom's a werewolf and her dad's a vampire. Amytha's best friend Crispin is a werewolf with futuristic dream abilities, while she is an average sixteen-year-old girl surrounded by paranormal beings. Stories of Amytha's past begin to surface causing her family to investigate more into where she came from. 

Crispin and Amytha take turns telling this story of being in a family that you choose, being abnormal in an ordinary world and the importance of friendship. Together they will go on adventures into a faraway place where they'll encounter new creatures and discover truths they never imagined.
Crispin and Amytha take turns telling this story of being in a family that you choose, being abnormal in a normal world, and the importance of friendship. Together they will go on adventures into a faraway place where they'll encounter new creatures and discover truths they never imagined.


The next installment in the Crispin series will be called The Glowing Sphere and is coming soon....  








Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Title: Still You (Trade Me Collection)
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: February 11, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Artist: Soxsational Cover Art
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For Eden, life revolves around making sure his sister and niece are taken care of while building his landscaping business. Love certainly hasn’t been a priority. From the moment he meets his new client, his outlook on what’s important changes.

For Adam, the last two years have been spent helping his best friend, Maggie, grieve for her late husband while helping take care of her kids. Between his work at the hospital, and supporting his friend, finding time for himself has not been his priority. When Eden knocks on his door one summer morning, he knows life will never be the same.

Mistakes and misunderstandings are always difficult to navigate. Can Adam convince Eden he’s still the only man for him before it’s too late?


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Strolling back into the kitchen, I stopped in my tracks as the sexy gardener stood in front of the window with his tank top raised enough to give a glimpse of his rock-hard abs. Fuck. The man was losing all the water in his body, and all I wanted to do was watch him wash the grime off and see water cascade over those taut fucking abs.

I grabbed a water bottle from the fridge, then opened the back door and whistled to get Eden’s attention. “Want some water, man? You look like you’ve lost yours.” Eden cocked his eyebrow at my rather lame joke. It made me wonder for a moment what his full name was. And I needed to tone back the immaturity a bit with him. Maggie and I acted like kids when we were together, but I didn’t want to look like a complete tool around this man.

“Thanks, I appreciate it. I usually keep a cooler in my truck, but I was running late this morning and forgot it.” He raised the bottle, and I watched with awe as he wrapped his beautiful pink lips around the opening, mesmerized as his Adam’s apple bobbed up and down as he drank. Adam’s apple? Fuck yeah, I could totally claim him right now and devour him like a sweet, succulent apple. Damn. It’d been too long since I’d had sex.

Taking a look around at the work he’d done, I was amazed at how different the yard looked in comparison to the last time I tried to fix it up for Maggie. “I’m positive Mags is going to want you back. It looks amazing out here. Did you do that?” I pointed toward a birdbath in the yard, previously covered in filth with weeds grown all around it, now gleaming in the sun with fresh water and surrounded by tiny purple flowers.





Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally suffers from middle-child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005.

Currently they have no human children, only the room full of colourful robots that transform into vehicles and the large headed Pop Funkos who represent their favorite characters. Collecting movies, shot glasses, Pop Funkos, and dust bunnies are some of her favourite pastimes.

Amy began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel, Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris series the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her, enabling her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.



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Monday, February 27, 2017

"A buttload of laughs, sweet sentiments of love, and lots of steam!"
Author: Lila Rose
Title: Making Changes
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Photographer: Wander Book Club
Cover Designer: Amity Cross
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Six years with my knight in shining armor.

Four years with my knight in dented armor

Two years with my knight in rusted armor

I, Makenzie Mayfair am leaving my husband.

This is my chance to begin again, to rip out my backbone and yell, “I’ve found it.” It may take time, it may take new friends, a job and even a jerk of a boss who is annoyingly handsome, but I will get there.

I’m determined to be who I want to be, and plan to have a whole heap of fun along the way.
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It's been a long time since a book had me laughing as much as this one! I adore Makenzie "Kenzie" and could totally hang with her. She's admirable: Her courage to leave a terrible destructive relationship was commendable. When she met Dylan, my heart soared! I loved their relationship. The way they messed with each other was so fun! And where he ends up in her life was awesome. Grayson...swoon. I can't put into words how swoonworthy that man is! Some of my favorite scenes were the cough syrup incident, the first meeting with Vice, and the awards ceremony. I don't want to say much so I don't spoil it. All I'll say is READ THIS BOOK!!!! You won't be disappointed. It has a buttload of laughs, sweet sentiments of love, and lots of steam! I want to read it again already. These characters are a part of me now. I know it's early, but it's already my favorite book of 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Title: Who We Were
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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“I guess that’s the thing about high school reunions, though. They make you snap a little.”

In the ten years since high school graduation, Maylee’s career, living arrangements, family, and especially her love life are at a standstill. When her twin brother, Mitch, falls for her high school enemy at their ten-year reunion, Maylee’s life is catapulted into chaos.

Maylee’s hatred for the blonde-haired Josephine isn’t the only thing she discovers at her reunion. Benson Drake, the introvert from high school, has matured into a sexy intellect. Now a writer and bartender, Benson’s grown into a man with a perfect balance of quirky wit and sex appeal. After a wardrobe malfunction, a spy mission gone wrong, and a dangerous cup of coffee, Maylee and Benson explore something they never even thought about during senior year. Along the way, they find out that reconnecting with the past can change you… or maybe just help you find your true self.


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A high school English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay's the English teacher cliché; she love cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay's goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she's done her job.

Lindsay's hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.



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Monday, February 20, 2017


Author: Gen Ryan
Title: Losing You (Trade Me Collection)
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Artist: Soxsational Cover Art
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After a tragic accident, aspiring pro-surfer Brad Morris, leaves his hometown of California to try to forget his pain. Unable to swim or surf since his loss, he focuses on a new career as a car mechanic and restorer. After years of struggling, Brad finally agrees to get help and attempts to gain back the parts of himself he lost that day in the ocean.

Colton James gave his all to his partner, Ben, but his all wasn’t enough. Dumped after buying Ben’s dream home, he buries himself further in his career as a police officer. But when he meets Brad, all bets are off, and Colton begins to question what’s more important: a job, or the one you love?

Clouded by their pasts, will both men be able to see beyond those they lost in order to have a future together?

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Trade Me is a new genre-linked collection of 30,000 - 50,000 word novellas. With so many sexy trades to pant over, Trade Me stories offer heat, swoon-worthy men, and HEAs that will leave M/M romance lovers completely satisfied.


Never have I ever….
by Gen Ryan
        Read a m/m romance! Well not me because I write them and love ALL things romance. 
It can be challenging to think about venturing into another genre of romance, especially when you find one that you love. I was this person. A few years ago, I would only read paranormal (because you know vampires and shifters are awesome) and believe it or not, I would scoff at romance novels. I mean, didn’t all of them have Fabio on the cover with his ripped body and long blonde hair? Oh and there was insta-love and they all lived happily ever after. Well, I’ve always admitted when I was wrong and boy was I. 
I ventured into the romance world strictly by accident, stumbling upon the Indie world and falling in love, yes you guessed it, instantly! I quickly read and realized that romance comes in all different shapes and sizes with story lines that are so sweet they will give you a cavity or so heart retching that I found myself clinging to my husband for dear life like a damn spider monkey! 
With this new love for romance novels came my own story lines and the desire to embrace all things romance. Now, don’t get me wrong, my stories aren’t always sweet and not everyone gets their happily ever after but they are real.  This is why I write various genres within romance. I made this decision because I believe that regardless of your age, sexual orientation or waist size we all desire to be loved and cherished for who we are. I want to show readers that love can be found in the most unexpected places and that love can be for everyone.
So when considering whether to purchase Fix You or Losing You, which are both m/m novellas that I wrote, I ask that you do so with an open mind. Remember your love for romance and understand that love is no different for two men or two women for that matter. Love is simply a coveted feeling, a connection so strong that we feel it deep within our bones. So give them a try, and fall in love with Maxwell and Jason and Brad and Colton.




You can find Genevieve curled up reading paranormal romance and romantic thrillers, or frantically typing her stories on her laptop.

Psychology is her trade by day, teaching and molding the minds of college students. Her interest in psychology can be seen in her books, each including many psychological undertones. Although she loves teaching, her passion, her true love, lays in the stories that roam around her in head. Yes, they all come from her mind-the good, the bad, and the totally insane. 

She lives in Massachusetts-no not Boston-with her husband, daughter, and American Eskimo dog. With each story she shares, she hopes her love for writing and storytelling seeps through, encompassing the reader and leaving them wanting more.


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