Friday, October 31, 2014

Cover Reveal: An Enrapturing Attraction by AJ Walters

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Book Title: An Enrapturing Attraction
Author: A J Walters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: Jan 2015


A hot and suspenseful story of a bad boy who is wanting to make good with a chance meeting between him and one strong, independent woman.
Christian Wilson reformed bad boy is released early from the Boston correctional facility, due to flaws in the original court case. Re-entering the big, wide world is not only a shock to the system, but he also realises he isn't the man he was. Tough decisions need to be made and temptations to revert back to how he was need to be resisted. It's not only he who is thinking this, so when his step-father Edward Sanders intervenes, Christian's life is turned upside down. Being the 'Black Sheep' of the Sanders dynasty he has to prove to them and himself, he's a changed man. Coming second best to his step-brother Marc Sanders, Professor of Medicine, gives him enough determination to want to succeed.
Having moved to the US from the UK, Hannah Marshall has shown and proven what a strong, independent woman she is and she's not had to rely on any man. However, family comes first and therefore Hannah takes the big decision to return home to Cambridge in England. Accepting a new job in The Met Police and leaving close friends behind, she begins what is a new life not without it's ups, downs and surprises!
With Christian and Hannah not everything is as black and white as they seem, but when the two meet sparks fly!
Will secrets and lies come between them? Will the temptations in life become too strong? What the future holds for these two passionate and strong willed people, nobody knows.
From Amazon Number One Best Seller A J Walters, let An Enrapturing Attraction take you on an emotion filled journey of scintillating passion and mystery. A contemporary romance not without it's laughs!
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“Your forfeit for you losing Miss Marshall is that you are to kiss, no snog the face off the next man who comes through those pub doors.” Every single one of our party, including me, turn to face the dreaded doors. The feeling of expectation has just trebled and shot through the roof.
“You're joking, right? What if it's an eighteen year-old student? My job would be on the line or even worse, I'd be classed as a cougar!” My voice ends on a shrill as the realisation of what I've got to do sinks in.
“Come on Marshall, I'm sure your forfeit for me had I lost would have been far worse.” Actually he's probably not wrong there. Having him rub a red-hot chili over his hands and then telling him to wank himself sounds more and more appealing. Next time Rushton, next time.
I rest my head in my hands dreading every second of this and as to who will be the next male to walk in here. Please don't let it be some old geezer either. I groan through my fingers. The silence is deadly as the wait begins. I wish someone would bloody talk to break the drought of conversation, it may just lead to a distraction and then me not having to do it, or at least them remembering when a hot looking Professor walks in.
Actually scratch that thought, as the image of Marc Sanders is now firmly imprinted on my brain. I can hear the laughs from Isabel now, as she most probably would have read my mind. I look up when I hear an over exaggerated intake of breath come from Melissa and once again all eyes are fixed on the doorway.
“You've got to be fucking kidding me!” The words are out of mouth before I can even put my brain into first gear.
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Other books in the series:

Attraction Collage
An Acute Attraction (Book 1)
A Constant Attraction (Book 2)

Meet the Author:

A J Walters is a contemporary romance author and an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Women's Fiction. Having interests in history, romance and elements of erotica, she has brought all of these together in her debut publications; The Attraction Series.
Wanting to break the trend of size 12 virgins in books, A J Walters has introduced a new real woman in Isabel Chambers. She’s a size 18-20, working single mother who now feels is it her time to start living her life again. At the ripe young age of 39 (at time of writing 1st book), A J Walters also wanted to show that you can experience everything that a twenty-something would.
“I saw that a 39 year old isn’t quite at retirement age for fun, sex and finding love again. There are so many women out there that can be represented in books as well as the slim, innocent and beautiful types. Don’t get me wrong I love reading books with them in, but there is so many of them around now I felt is was time for something different. I’d like to think I brought my sense of humour across in it as well. I am ditsy, I suffer from ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome, but I can also be serious and sentimental. From the feedback I’ve had, apparently it makes for a great writing voice.”
A J Walters has since gone on to publish 2 books in The Attraction Series; An Acute Attraction and A Constant Attraction. There is a 3rd book in the pipeline, which is expected to be published in January 2015.
As well as writing this series of books, she has also written a short story for a summer anthology and is now an Amazon #1 Bestseller in Women's Fiction for her publication of Lust, Love, Dreams and Heartache: A book of romantic and erotic poetry.


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Blog Tour: EL-204 by Lucian Barnes


by Lucian Barnes

Genre: Horror

Release Date: October 24, 2014

For Jason Lambert, a prominent M.I.T. geneticist, fear of natural death has become a thing of distant memories. His latest concoction has, in a sense, increased his longevity and made him nearly immortal. 

Over the past one hundred years, the technological advances of medical science have rendered the deadliest diseases of the twentieth century insignificant. Cancer, heart disease, and AIDS are no longer a death sentence. Serums have been developed to eradicate the problematic cells and their growth. 

When he meets a beautiful woman, his world is turned upside down. Add to this the government's sudden interest in his research, and things begin to spiral out of control. We all know what happens when the military gets involved. Greed takes over, and ethics are pushed to their boundaries. Will Jason be able to juggle his responsibilities without compromising his integrity, or will his experiments lead to the evolution of a new breed of monster?

You just released your newest book, EL-204, do you still get nervous when you release a new book?
Absolutely! Each book I publish infuses me with nervous excitement, much like I'm sure a new mother feels when ushering a new life into the world. After all, releasing a new novel is similar to giving birth. If you aren't nervous or excited upon its availability to the public, perhaps it's time to consider a career change.

EL-204  is about a geneticist  whose research has caught the interest of the government. What was the inspiration for this story?
As is normally the case with my story ideas, the inspiration for EL-204 came from a dream. Although, in this instance, the dream only involved some of the disturbing imagery from the end of the book. However, it was enough to get the wheels in my head turning. Oddly enough, this nighttime vision coincided with the clamoring from some of my fans for me to write a romance novel. I couldn't resist laughing because the mere thought seemed ludicrous. As the story began to take shape, a few romantic and slightly erotic scenes developed. That being said, the book is still horror. It's just infused with other elements to keep readers off balance, and will probably be as close as I ever get to writing romance.

Before you start writing a book do you do any research or do you have general idea of how you want the story to go?
More often than not, I have a general idea of a story's direction before I even sit down to write. Most times these ideas pertain to how the novel will begin, but in the case of EL-204 everything came to me in a backwards fashion. With this book, the end was the first imagery to hit me, forcing my mind to figure out how things would transpire to reach my original vision. Although knowing where a story is supposed to go is one thing, and how it develops once I begin writing is a whole other animal. My characters have a tendency to throw curve balls at me, thus altering the path of the story. Sometimes these changes throw the book in a direction I didn't see coming. The way I look at it is ... if the characters are keeping me off balance, they will do the same for readers.

Since releasing your first book back in 2012, how do you feel you have grown as a writer?
 I must admit, I made a ton of mistakes early on. Mixed reviews poured in, forcing me to take a long, hard look in the mirror. At times, I seriously considered giving up writing because I took the harsh reviews too personally. Somehow I managed to put these thoughts aside, probably because I couldn't stop writing ... even if some people hated my stories. After all, not everyone will find my books to be their "cup of tea". Instead, I taught myself to focus on things I could control. Every error a reader pointed out to me, I investigated. This was the beginning of my growth, and it's continued to grow by leaps and bounds with the aid of my beta readers, as well as my long-suffering editor. Every writer is constantly evolving as they learn new things and implement them, so long as they are willing to admit they're not perfect and continue to strive toward delivering the best story possible.

What has been your favorite part of writing and publishing books?
There is no one thing that I could claim as being my favorite part. Each step in the process carries its own unique excitement for me. Starting a new novel carries a nervous energy because the voices in my head stir into a frenzy of activity, eager for me to transcribe their thoughts and actions. By the same token, finishing a book can be just as exciting. The sense of accomplishment that you've completed a novel is beyond words. Then there's the giddy period of time when the first reviews start coming in. Getting a positive reaction from your fans is perhaps the greatest motivator to keep on writing, although most of us authorly types couldn't stop even if we wanted to. The voices in our heads won't allow such a thing.

Of all the books you have written so far, do you have a favorite among them?
That's a tough one to answer. It's almost comparable to having several children, then lining them all up like a bunch of suspects at the police station. *laughs* For me, each story has one or more scenes that could be classified as my favorite. The only thing that stands out to me about any of my books is the time I spent writing them. Outpost 13 was the novel I wrote the quickest, taking nearly half the time that my other books took me to write. I believe Outpost 13 was written in six weeks or less, and for me it seemed to flow like the projectile vomit of someone who has had too much alcohol. The incredible speed in which I wrote the book makes it stand out in my mind more than my other works.

Who are some of your favorite authors?
Stephen King, JH Glaze, and Anne Rice.

In 10 words can you tell readers why they should read EL-204?
I've been compared to Stephen King, need I say more?

Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans and/or readers new to you?
To anyone thinking of picking up one of my books for the first time, I applaud your bravery! Most of my stories are not for the weak of heart or stomach, being similar in nature to "old school" horror films. If EL-204 is the first book of mine you pick up to read, don't be fooled. It is anything BUT romance, even though it may feel like it in the beginning. To my long-time fans, I hope my stories continue to haunt your dreams. I thank each and every one of you, fans new and old, for daring to enter my world! I'll see you again in your nightmares!

I spent most of my youth in rural Ohio and began writing stories at an early age. Many of these early attempts at story-telling were inspired by mysteries, such as those found in the old Hardy Boys books and the cartoon antics of Scooby Doo. As I entered my teenage years I began to drift away from writing stories, instead picking up my pencil to compose lyrics for heavy metal songs because my new dream was to become a musician. That vision remained hopeful for many years after my high school graduation, but like most dreams of this nature it died out as I became older.

After working several menial jobs through the years that followed, my thoughts again began to turn toward writing books. Inspired by my favorite author, Stephen King, I took an online creative writing course and slowly began to develop my skills. In late 2010 I was given a violent shove, both by the job market (which was horrible to say the least, and still is) and by the persistent encouragement of close friends, to pick up my pen and begin writing again.

In early 2012, I gave birth (that's almost what it felt like) to my very first published book, Desolace. Finally having a completed novel in my hand was the best feeling in the world for me, giving me a sense of accomplishment I had waited a lifetime for. Things have grown easier for me with each book I have published. Since the initial release of Desolace, I have released four more novels in the series. My latest work is a futuristic horror book titled, EL-204.!

Cover Reveal: The Relics 2 by John Dawson Jackson


Chicago is in ruins. True evil has been unleashed upon the world, but no one seems to believe…

Milo and Killian attempt to free themselves from the madness David Wormwood left behind, but they quickly find themselves searching for the answer to an unknown riddle, something that has to do with a cult and the saying, “In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.”

The hunter is back from hell with the love of his life Laura, but has he really escaped the clutches of the demonic forces he sabotaged? He’ll find out somewhere in the bayous of Louisiana and inside the pages of a legendary book.

Abigail Williams has finally found the power she sought, but she doesn’t understand. Why doesn’t she feel good? Why doesn’t she feel immortal? And why does she keep pondering the question: Will the Pendulum swing towards who is right, or who is left?

John Dawson Jackson returns to the first book of his career with new stories, new characters, and plenty of bloodshed. If you were a fan of The Relics, prepare to be amazed!


Born in a ditch beside a busy highway, John Dawson Jackson never knew his parents. Taken in by wealthy philanthropists Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Elmo Jackson, he was trained from the age of two in classical piano. A horrible accident left his arm damaged, ending his dream before it began. He was forced to undertake control of his adopted father's oil business, a company that allowed him to travel the globe and explore the far reaches of civilization. As he studied the ancient carvings of the Mesopotamians, he realized just how much of our history has been covered up by powerful people. These findings have been collected into his new novel The Relics 2. Or maybe that's a lie...maybe this is true... John Dawson Jackson is an independent author based out of the Knoxville, TN area who has a broad spectrum of interests. Predominantly, his novels integrate the genres of fantasy, history, and horror with intriguing mind bending qualities. All of his works are based in the supernatural and exist within the same universe--a sometimes frightening, but always exhilarating place where Jackson enjoys playing with the interconnectivity of what is real, myth, and rumor. His most recent novel, The Relics 2, charts a path through history, blending both fact and fiction as ancient objects of power shape lives and bring together some of the most interesting and terrifying characters the world has ever seen as they realize their collective destinies.