Cover Reveal: The Meddlers of Moonshine

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meddlers-of-moonshine-frontCheck out the beautiful cover art for THE MEDDLERS OF MOONSHINE by A.E. Decker, the second installment in her YA Fantasy series Moonfall Mayhem, which began last October with THE FALLING OF THE MOON. The talented Cary Vandever provided the original illustration for this cover! THE MEDDLERS OF MOONSHINE will be available in ebook and paperback October 25, 2016, and is available for pre-order now.

Something is rotten in the town of Widget, and Rags-n-Bones knows it’s all his fault. Ever since he snitched that avocado from Miss Ascot’s pack, things have been going wrong. Armed with a handful of memories he never realized he had, Rags-n-Bones searches for a way to put right whatever he did to Widget in the past. If only he knew what it was! Unfortunately, the only person who seems to have answers is a half-mad youth that only Rags can see.
 
Widget is also suffering from a ghost infestation that has the townsfolk almost as spooked of outsiders as they are of actual spooks. While Rags-n-Bones seeks answers in the past, Ascot offers the town leaders her service as an exorcist, only to be handed an ultimatum: banish the ghosts or be banished herself!
 
Who’s meddling with Widget? To catch the culprit, Ascot and Rags-n-Bones must match wits with a shifty sorcerer, a prissy ex-governess, and a troublingly attractive captain before the town consigns itself to the graveyard of history.

You want to pre-order this beauty, don’t you? You know you do!

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falling-of-the-moon-front-7-28-16_4BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE! Did you know that the first book, Falling of the Moon has a spiffy new cover too? THE FALLING OF THE MOON is available for only $0.99 in ebook, for a limited time. Pick it up today!

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About the author:

A. E. Decker hails from Pennsylvania. A former doll-maker and ESL tutor, she earned a master’s degree in history, where she developed a love of turning old stories upside-down to see what fell out of them. This led in turn to the writing of her YA novel, The Falling of the Moon. A graduate of Odyssey 2011, her short fiction has appeared in such venues as Beneath Ceaseless SkiesFireside Magazine, and in World Weaver Press’s own Specter Spectacular. Like all writers, she is owned by three cats. Come visit her, her cats, and her fur Daleks at wordsmeetworld.com or@MoonfallMayhem.

GIVEAWAY!!!!!

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It’s Virtue of Death’s book birthday which means it’s time to celebrate!!! But instead of me getting the presents, YOU WILL!!!

I’m going to be running a giveaway between today and when my second blog tour wraps on September 17. Winner will be announced then.

What’s up for grabs??? There are three prizes, actually.

  1. This gorgeous blue necklace that perfectly matches the cover of Virtue of Death! And an e-book and some Virtue of Death swag.
    Weird writer hangup: I buy myself jewelry for every story/book I finish. Usually it’s a pair of earrings, though for Virtue of Death it was a pair of stackable rings. It just gives me something fun to look forward to while I’m working on a piece. But now… it’s time for YOU to get in on the book-inspired jewelry!

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  2. Autographed copy of Virtue of Death and swag pack.
  3. Ten dollar Amazon gift card.

The winners will be drawn at random using Rafflecopter. You can earn entries by buying the book, following my blog, following me on Twitter, liking my page on Facebook, following Hot Tree Publishing on Twitter, and liking the Hot Tree page on Facebook.

Click here to enter.

*** Drawing for prizes one and two (which involves shipping) are open to U.S. residents only. Drawing for prize three is open to everyone. ***

Early Reviews of Virtue of Death

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Continuing with the book review theme for this week, let me take a few minutes to share some of the amazing teasers and reviews that have come in for my debut novel, Virtue of Death.

I know it’s an author no-no to read reviews. But I got the opportunity to read some of these before logic stepped in and I said I’d stop.

All of these reviews were picked up from Goodreads.

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“This is such a brilliant take on angels among us that proves love is the ultimate equalizer, divine being or not. (Did I mention Destin is a dream? Sigh …)” —Sara Dobie Bauer, author of Bite Somebody (5 stars)

 

 

 

 

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“I loved this book! It was fantastic. Paranormal/love story, which I started and finished in one day because I just couldn’t put it down. If you enjoy paranormal, then you’ll love this story. It was beautifully written and a very easy read, most certainly this author will be added to my list of authors I love.” —Nicola, Goodreads review (5 stars)

 

 

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“Perrin has written a story that is told with wit, humor, and heart. Virtue of Death will appeal to people who usually only read contemporary, AS WELL as die-hard fans of the PNR genre. Five shiny stars!” —Em Shotwell, author of Blackbird Summer

“What a book and what a story…” —Jara, Goodreads review (5 stars)

Now that you’ve seen what others have to say, you want to read it for yourself, right? Good timing, because it’s only 99 cents until next week.

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Review: Where Love Went

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I was stoked when Where Love Went was announced, as its predecessor Then Came Love, was the first Hot Tree Publishing book I read. I was so taken by the cute little cover, and let’s just say this one didn’t disappoint in that department. (One thing you should know about Hot Tree, their covers never disappoint.)

Back to the book. Once again, we’re seeing the world through three different points of view: Charlotte, her daughter Annie, and her daughter Amelia.

Charlotte has been married to her nursing home sweetheart for a year now and they are preparing to go to Ireland for the honeymoon they never got to take. They do make it, but not exactly in the same manner in which they expected. Just like with the first book, Charlotte is fiercely protective of her family; despises her nursing home enemy, Catherine; and has a weakness for cats.

Annie is still with Joe, Catherine’s son, and they come home from vacation with some news. Which is all fine, well, and good until Annie’s too-big heart gets in the way and she takes a page out of Taylor Swift’s book and “Should Have Said No.” As you might expect, everything she has threatens to blow up.

Then there’s Amelia, who is still with rocker Owen, whom I absolutely adore. Just like her mom, she’s got some big news. But she’s not exactly ready to share it for fear of what fallout it might bring.

The entire book seems to have a central theme of “things I should have said” running through it. Every character should have said something but didn’t, and it gets them into a lot of trouble.

There are a few new characters to add to the mix, like Janie, Owen’s sister who, like her brother, is almost too good to be true.

I plowed through this book in record time, starting it after the kid went to bed and finished it a little after midnight. I am the pickiest person about my reads. You want proof? To Kill  a Mockingbird is my favorite book of all time and I couldn’t wait for Go Set a Watchman. I’m on the same page in GSAW as I have been for a year. I just couldn’t get into it, so I set it off to the side. So when I’m finishing a book the same day I start it, it’s one of the best compliments I can give. I’ve been doing an awful lot of that lately.


A year ago, Amelia, Annie, and Charlotte found second loves in unexpected places. Now, everyone’s life seems to have fallen into place… until a late night knock on Charlotte’s door shakes up everything.

Love rarely goes as planned… 

Unexpected news leaves Amelia confused and worried. She loves Owen but is not sure what her future holds, especially with them living the tour life. As the months pass by and Amelia begins to question everything, she wonders if her relationship with Owen can truly last forever.

Sometimes a first love creeps back in…

While helping Amelia sort out her life, Annie finds new problems of her own. A visitor from her past threatens to overturn her relationship with Joe. Annie must make some difficult choices.

As the three women face new complexities in the sequel to Then Comes Love, they learn the fairy tale can fade, leaving you to question everything you thought you knew. However, family and friendship can sometimes be the link you need to find what you want.

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Review: Saved By The Music

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Heart of the Music, the first in the Saints and Sinners series was one of the first Hot Tree books I read and I finished it in a single afternoon. I then sat on the edge of my seat waiting for this next installment.

Guess what? I finished this one in a night, too.

Where the first book focused on Jarrod, this one focuses on a different member of Saints and Sinners—Sam, who has a troubled past and a heart of gold.

He is bound and determined to save the charity he does so much for from collapsing due to the pull of federal money. So how does he intend to do that? Starting his own charity to fund them, of course. I mean, who wouldn’t?

Enter Ashlee, who is a charity guru. She also happens to have a crush on Sam—and he has one on her.

Perfect, right?

Except Ashlee doesn’t get involved with clients, which poses a problem.

Her resolve doesn’t really last too long with Sam being as sweet as molasses every time she turns around. Her life is sort of crumbling at her feet and he’s there with the broom, dustpan, and a thing of Krazy Glue to help her fix it all.

Jarrod and Trish, from the first book, do make an appearance. I appreciate the fact that, although the focus was on Sam and Ashlee, the characters from the first one are still integrated and play a rather large role.

The sex was hot and didn’t disappoint—because let’s be real, you know you want to read it for the sex. The story, yeah, but we all know the truth, it’s the steamy bits. Just me? Well, damn. My secret’s out.

I’m just happy there are (eventually) three more books coming, one for each member of the band.


Sam Brooks, the musical genius behind international success Saints and Sinners, is battling a past few people know about. When their management suggest the band work with a consultant to launch a charity project, the last thing expects is the wave of protectiveness he experiences when he starts working with Ashlee Daniels.

Ashlee Daniels loves working with charities but lately, she’s been feeling the need for a change. The last thing she expects is an offer from Saints and Sinners. Hurt and betrayed more times than she cares to think about, she doesn’t need the added complication of Sam Brooks.

When Sam’s past becomes his present, will their love be saved by the music?

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Review: Bite Somebody

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Let’s be honest, if you’ve followed my blog at all, I make no secret of how much I love Sara Dobie Bauer. In fact, this is the fourth post dedicated to her stuff, the third about Bite Somebody. When I saw the writing prompt from Mama Kat’s Losin’ It was a book review… WELL… I just had to. I’m actually behind in getting my book reviews up, so I dub this week Book Review Week, where I’ll get caught up with the latest books I finished. Be sure to follow and come back for some more awesome romances.

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I’ve shied away from writing a review for Bite Somebody for… well, reasons.

But I feel almost as if I’ve missed something important as I’ve tried to include all the books I’ve read this summer and I left that one out. Despite… reasons.

Bite Somebody is the story of Celia, who is a geeky, awkward, newbie vampire. She drinks blood to survive, but from hospital blood bags obtained through her angry-midget of a dealer (side note: “angry-midget” is one of my favorite descriptors in the whole book).

But, like the good ol’ Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, her “life got flipped, turned upside down” when she met Imogene, an older vampire who is gorgeous, confident, sexy, and everything Celia is not; and Ian, her super hot, if not dweeby, neighbor.

Celia can’t seem to control her fangs around Ian which is more than a problem, especially with that freckle on his neck that calls her name. It takes an intervention from her therapist and Imogene to get her fangs under control.

She finally gets all she ever wanted, a guy who worships her and a best friend who is more than questionable, but damned if you don’t wind up adoring her. Then here comes that Fresh Prince flip again, because her creator comes back to town and he’s out for blood. Literally. (Because, what vampire isn’t?)

Honestly, one of the best things about this book is the humor, some of it subtle, and some of it more in-your-face. Seriously, if you don’t laugh out loud at the “Oh, spoon” moment, then you are dead inside. (That is one of my favorite parts of the book.) Even when the proverbial stuff hits the fan, Celia and her rag-tag band of friends always manage to make you laugh.

I admit, I wanted to see Imogene get punched in the face early on, but she grows on you, and quickly becomes a favorite. So much so, the rumored Bite Somebody sequel will focus on her, and *squee.*

If you’re looking for a quick beach read, this is it. (In more ways than one.) If you like vampires but are over the whole sparkling-in-the-sun, angsty ones as of late, this is your reprieve.

The best part about Bite Somebody is that, at no point, does it take itself seriously. It’s meant to be fun… and Sara Dobie Bauer knocked it out of the park in that respect.


About Bite Somebody

“Do you want to be perfect?”

That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn’t transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station. On top of that, she’s a giant screw-up of an immortal, because the only blood she consumes is from illegally obtained hospital blood bags.

What she needs to do—according to her moody vampire friend Imogene—is just … bite somebody. But Celia wants her first bite to be special, and she has yet to meet Mr. Right Bite. Then, Ian moves in next door. His scent creeps through her kitchen wall and makes her nose tingle, but insecure Celia can’t bring herself to meet the guy face-to-face.

When she finally gets a look at Ian’s cyclist physique, curly black hair, and sun-kissed skin, other parts of Celia tingle, as well. Could he be the first bite she’s been waiting for to complete her vampire transformation? His kisses certainly have a way of making her fangs throb

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About Sara:

Sara-Dobie-Bauer-Author.jpgSara Dobie Bauer is a writer, model, and mental health advocate with a creative writing degree from Ohio University. She spends most days at home in her pajamas as a book nerd and sex-pert for SheKnows.com. Her short story, “Don’t Ball the Boss,” was nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize, inspired by her shameless crush on Benedict Cumberbatch. She lives with her hottie husband and two precious pups in Northeast Ohio, although she would really like to live in a Tim Burton film. She is the author of Life without Harry, Forever Dead, Wolf Among Sheep, and Bite Somebody.

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Cover Reveal: Unintentional

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It’s not every day you get a double cover reveal! Behold, the gorgeous cover(s) for Unintentional, a friends-to-lovers anthology. Actually, two of them, because there was so much awesome they couldn’t contain it to a single volume. The cover was designed by the is the same badass designer who is responsible for the cover for Virtue of Death, too.

Yours truly has a story in the North American edition entitled “Just What I Need.”

This marked the very first publishing contract I was offered, and set off a domino effect of other contracts that came after. It’s kind of ironic that my novel will be out before this one in that respect, but, that’s the way the book spines crack.


 

 Titles: Unintentional: North American Edition & International Edition

Genre: Friends-to-Lovers Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: RMGraphx

Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

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Unintentional: North American Edition

Their eyes had met a thousand times, their smiles always easy and honest. All it takes is that one moment for everything to change. When their eyes are opened, no longer does “just friends” seem good enough.

Authors:

Amy K. McClung

Vanessa Morse

Gabbi Grey

S. Hartley

Dahlia Donovan

Lindsay Detwiler

Randi Perrin

Gen Ryan

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Unintentional: International Edition

Fall in love with Unintentional: International Edition, a collection of nine friends-to-lovers HEA stories by nine amazing international authors. Happy ever afters really do come true.

Authors:

Eva King

Michelle Irwin

A.L. Simpson

Aria Peyton

Megan Lowe

Ashlea Rhodes

Becca L’Amour

Louisa Masters

Gaeille Vanderspek

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THE TUES-DATE – Vanessa Morse

Through the years, Adam and Tara have grown to depend on each other and share a love deeper than either is willing to admit. Roommates, best friends, unmistakable soulmates… until one day, one date everything changes.

 

WHERE SHE BELONGS- Lindsay Detwiler

 

When Emeline Jackson’s life plans crumble, her best friend Brent helps her rediscover herself in their hometown. She didn’t come home to find love, but a lot can change in a summer.


JUST WHAT I NEED – Randi Perrin 

 

It started out innocent enough, one friend lending a shoulder for the other to cry on. But when Brad wakes up next to Jules the following morning, it stirs an awakening in him, and he’ll go to great lengths to prove she’s everything he needs.

CARESSA’S HOMECOMING – Gabbi Grey 

 

When Caressa comes home from volunteering as a nurse in Africa, she knows she will reunite with her friend Michael. What she doesn’t expect is just how much he missed her and how glad he is that she’s finally home.

PATIENCE – S. Hartley 

 

Patience is more than just a song to Madison—it’s what her rocker best friend has given her for years. Finally ready to be more than friends, will Cale have any left give?

BENEFITS WITH FRIENDS – Amy K McClung 

 

Zoey makes the ultimate request of her best friend Rex. Though she never imagined the impact it would have on their relationship.

ALWAYS AND FOREVER – Gen Ryan

 

Hadley and Todd have always been there for each other, especially through their countless dead-end relationships. Will they both finally accept they are destined to be each other’s always and forever?

ALL LATHERED UP – Dahlia Donovan 

 

Vi has known her best friend, Geoff, since childhood, though growing up meant being separated by distance and decisions. Neither realizes the impact exchanging postcards will have on their growing feelings. Could it be love?

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YOU NEVER KNOW – Aria Peyton

When Miranda comes home engaged from a cruise, it doesn’t take long for her bestie, Scott, to realise he feels something more for her. Will he get a chance to tell her or is he too late?

 

SEALED WITH A LOVING KISS – Ashlea Rhodes 

 

Letters of hope and love help Alex through his darkest days and bring him closer to Heather, and a friendship and love that could last a lifetime.

TAKE A SHOT – Michelle Irwin 

 

Holly thinks Logan is cute and sweet, much like a little brother. When the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself, will he take a shot to convince her he’s no longer the kid she’s looked out for since high school?

MIXED SIGNALS – A.L. Simpson 

 

Best friends turn to each other in good times and bad. Can Piper help Dalton through tragedy or has their friendship been shattered?

JUST LIKE ALWAYS – Megan Lowe

 

When your best friend needs support, there’s no hesitation in being there for her. It’s also the perfect opportunity to let her know exactly how good things could be.

LOST WITHOUT YOU- Becca L’Amour

 

When your one chance at love leaves you torn in two, only memories remain. Can Anastasia and Jason’s friendship and new-found love be repaired to what it once was?

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF ONLINE DATING – Louisa Masters 

 

Samantha turns to online dating to meet a man who’ll make her heart beat faster, but it’s her best friend —and friend with benefits—Levi who’s there for her when dates go bad. Has her friendship with Levi become more than she thought?

CLAIMED AND BRANDED – Gaeille Vanderspek

 

Heart sore from watching her best friend tangled up in endless scandals with no-good women, Vicki Edwards decides to move to New York and start over. But Jared is determined to make her stay, and he’s not afraid to play dirty.

FROM THE START – Eva King 

 

Two old friends reunite under dramatic circumstances. Will the prison walls tear them apart or will they make their relationship stronger?

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Review: This Time

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I have been looking forward to this one for a long damn time. The teasers for this one had me from word one.

This one is an erotic romance, which takes a different direction than just a plain romance. The sexual chemistry is there without the obvious tension, and it hits early and hits hard.

I mean, damn.

Charlie and her son are starting a new life in Perth, and she goes out to the club looking for a good time. That’s where she meets Sex God. What she didn’t expect was for Sex God to want to see her again, want to know her name, and to develop a relationship with her outside their nighttime forays.

Brad (Sex God) is pretty damn fine and there were times where I was ready to grapple Charlie to the floor so I could steal him when she was just being a pain in the ass.

Some of the twists I kind of had figured out long before I got there, but I’m not too proud to admit there was one that took me by surprise. (Hindsight’s 20/20, I so should have seen that.)

I may never look at Nutella the same way again, though. Nutella is one of my favorite things ever, so I always appreciate when it shows up in fiction (in fact, it’s in my book too—though definitely not in the same context, rawr).

What caught me more than anything: it’s in present tense. PRESENT TENSE! That is something this girl isn’t even brave enough to try. So kudos, Laura.

If you’re looking for a good time romp in the sheets, with a few heartwarming moments with babies thrown in, this is your read.


When Charlie Blake goes out scouting for a man at a club, she isn’t playing for keeps. Her life is too crazy complicated and busy to get involved with another guy who could screw her over.

Brad Jackson has a painful history with women. He has no intention to lower his guard enough to trust again. The burns remain too raw.

From the moment Brad spots her, his conviction crumbles. In its wake is possibility. But it’ll take more than sexual attraction to pave their way to trust and love. Can there be a happily ever after… This time?

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Baking Cookies

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Confession time: My first foray into writing was actually poetry, and I was first published when I was thirteen. I’ve since abandoned poetry because it’s no longer fun for me, and I’ve instead turned to romantic fiction, which I’m better at (so I’ve been told).

When I saw this week’s writing prompt, I immediately thought of this cutesy little thing I wrote a few years ago. Back when the munchkin was even more of a munchkin and she was my boss. (Okay, she’s still the boss, but you know what I mean.)

 ~Writing prompt from Mama Kat’s Losin’ It: Write a blog post inspired by the word: sticky~


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A little bit of flour in the bowl,
Some on your nose,
More in your hair
Cracking the egg, shell goes everywhere
Measure the sugar, drop the bag on the floor
Melted butter, half in the bowl, half on the counter you pour
Chocolate chips, two for you, one for the batter
These are the days of pitter patter
Little feet, a gooey, sticky mess
Scamper off to take a rest
While you nap, more cookies are made
The smell urges you awake
I hand you a cookie, you bat your eyes
And take a big, huge bite
“Mmmm,” you say,
“So yummy what I made.”

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Book Trailer #2: Introducing Destin

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A few weeks ago I released my first book trailer, which was a brief look into Sera, one of the main characters in my novel Virtue of Death.

Today, I’d like you to take a few moments to get to know Destin. He’s a total sweetheart of a guy who is tenacious when he sees something he wants. And he wants Sera.

At eighteen, Sera Moore chose to go to culinary school while a higher power selected her to become an angel, specifically, an angel of death.

Now, twelve years later, Sera’s a successful baker during the day and performs her angelic duties at night. The only thing missing in her life is a man, but the last thing she wants is to fall head over wings in love. It seems her relationships are unable to survive once she reveals her nighttime activities, so it’s easier to not even bother.

But when a tenacious food critic won’t take a hint, can Sera lower her wings long enough to risk her heart one more time?

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