Release Day Blitz Poison My Pretty

 

Excerpt:

Skylar’s twin sister Mads called while I was driving to the convention

center. “Are you really going over there? I can’t believe they’re going to continue

this pageant.”

“So you heard about the murder?”

“Yeah. Skylar told me last night when she got home. It’s awful.”

“Yes, but you know how it is. The show must go on! Surely you can’t be

that surprised.” I was only beginning to understand the importance of these

competitions to their participants, and I could picture pageant moms dragging their

glitzed-up toddlers over the dead bodies of fallen competitors. The way zombies

climbed over each other to get to the top of the pile in movies—only prettier.

“Are they sure it was a murder? She didn’t just have a heart attack or

something?” I could hear the anxiety creeping into Mads’ voice, and I didn’t blame

her. Our little town was supposed to be safe. Murders didn’t happen here. That was

the sort of thing that happened in the city across the bridge, not in our sleepy little

bedroom community.

“That’s what they said, Mads, but I don’t think you need to worry. If it was a

murder, you can bet it was personal. Certainly not the doin’s of a mad man or a

serial killer. If Heather Morgan was murdered, it was by somebody who knew her

and had something to gain from her death. This was no a random act of violence.”


Poison My Pretty
Amity Allen
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Date of Publication: February 15, 2017
ASIN: B01MYNTAE8
Word Count: 50,000
Cover Artist: Rachel Olson at No Sweat Graphics
Book Description:
As soon as Poppy Parker turns 21, the star of a popular TV show about witch detectives discovers she has supernatural powers off the set as well as on. When the show is canceled, she returns home to figure out how to harness the magic brewing inside her.
Freaked out by these recent paranormal gifts, Poppy just wants to fit in, so when she’s asked to serve as a judge for the annual Bloomin’ Belles youth beauty competition she readily agrees.
But when the pageant’s snooty director drops dead and Poppy’s friend is arrested,
the former TV sleuth sets out to uncover the real killer, only to find…
the business of beauty can be deadly.
About the Author:
Amity grew up reading every mystery she could get her hands on, burning through everything by Agatha Christie in record time and wanting to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. After writing books in other genres for the past few years, she’s finally come home to her true love – cozy mysteries.
Amity and her husband live in L.A. (lower Alabama) with a houseful of teenagers and a half dozen pets. Besides books, Amity’s favorite things are football, needlepoint, fried shrimp, and sweet tea.
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Excerpt from Ruby’s Choice book one of the Ditch Lane Diaries

Ruby sat close to Reed on the drive back to Murfreesboro. There was a wintry chill in the

air, and the promise of snow lurked in the late October sky. The two-lane highway had double

yellow lines with no shoulder. As they approached the stretch of the road called Dead Man’s

Curve, Ruby looked up a second too late to see a deer run out of the woods and dart into the

highway in front of Reed’s car.

“Reed, watch out!” she screamed.

Reed was driving too fast to react and tried slamming on his brakes, but he hit the deer.

That was when everything seemed to happen in slow motion. Ruby heard the brakes screech and

smelled burning rubber. She heard the violent crunch of metal as the car skidded in the gravel

toward the ditch. She felt as if they were slowly floating through the air—and then, all at once,

everything sped up, as Ruby heard the deafening grind of metal, and the car flipped on its side.

Ruby’s head hit the windshield, and then there was nothing.

****

Reed woke to a coppery taste in his mouth and the smell of burnt rubber and antifreeze.

His head ached with intense pain. It took about a second for him to remember what had

happened. He looked down and found Ruby pinned underneath him. His car was flipped over on

the passenger side. A surge of adrenaline pumped through his body as he lifted himself off Ruby

and gently shook her.

Reed lifted her from the floorboard and held her in his arms. “Ruby, honey, wake up. Are

you okay?” There was no movement from her. He screamed, “Ruby, baby, can you hear me?

Please wake up, Ruby!” His hands shook as he felt for her pulse. Thank you, sweet Jesus! She’s

alive!

People screamed from somewhere outside, from the sound, there must’ve been at least a

dozen people at the scene. He heard sirens in the distance as people approached the car.

Brent yelled, “Reed, help is coming. We’re going to try and place the vehicle upright.

Can you hold on to something?”

Reed braced himself with one arm so he wouldn’t fall on Ruby. With his other arm, he

tried to secure her next to him, gently, so she wouldn’t hit the dash when the others flipped the

car upright.

Brent hollered, “On the count of three: One! Two! Three!”

The car flipped upright and bounced like a buggy. Reed cradled Ruby in his arms.

Brent opened the driver’s side door and started to pull Reed out. Reed screamed, “Wait.

I’m not leaving Ruby. Has anyone called an ambulance?”

Reed glanced up to see the distraught look on Brent’s face when Brent first noticed

Ruby. And then Brent fell backward, nearly falling. Ruby lay unconscious, almost lifeless in

Reed’s arms.

Brent regained his balance by placing his hand on the roof of the car. His voice quivered,

“Reed, I can see the ambulance lights now. The state trooper is here. Hey man, you’re bleeding

pretty badly.”

Nearing the brink of hysteria, Reed cried, “Jesus, I don’t care about me. I care about her.

I’m staying here with her.”

Someone handed Brent a couple of blankets, and his hands shook when he gave them to

Reed. Brent said, “You need to place this one over Ruby and the other one around you. The

paramedics are here.”

Equipped with two gurneys, one for Reed and the other for Ruby, the paramedics pulled

Reed from the car. He begged, “Please get Ruby first. I’m okay. Get Ruby out of the car.” Reed

was out of his mind with worry. He tried to punch one of the paramedics as they were pulling

him from the wreckage. He screamed and cried out, “Ruby! I’m here, darling! I’m not leaving

you, baby! I’m right here!”

Ruby lay unconscious.

 
Ditch
Lane Diaries
One-Volume
Collection
D.F.
Jones
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Angels
and Demons,
Metaphysical and Visionary, Fantasy
Angels
Publisher: Jones Media
Date of Publication: 2/07/17
Number of Pages: 635
Word Count: 220,913
ASIN: B01NAPBI0A 
Cover Artist: Amanda Northcutt
Jones Media
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Angels and Demons Collide in the Ditch
Lane Diaries
The
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A Prophetic Dreamer, a Divine
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Anna is a
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In Anna’s Way, the Ditch Lane
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Sandy’s guardian angel, Baldric
is sworn to protect her but finds himself falling in love with Sandy which
breaks all the rules of heaven and places her in grave danger because Luc is
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the Author:
After graduating Middle Tennessee
State University, I landed a job as a broadcast consultant at the ABC Affiliate
in Nashville, which led me to open an advertising agency. Over the years, I
created many campaigns for my clients and still enjoy developing marketing
materials.
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became my parent’s caregiver. There’s nothing quite like facing mortality to
shake up one’s life. I began my writing my first novel in the late Fall of
2014.
Writing is a source of creative
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with me. But writing takes me to a place where anything is possible, and
fiction takes me to places made of dreams.
I’m happily married to the love
of my life and my best friend, KJ. We have two gorgeous sons whom I love and
adore more than life itself. I love to laugh, and my husband keeps me in
stitches! I’m a fan of the Tennessee Titans. And I like getting my hands dirty.
Okay, get your mind out of the gutter. I like working in my flower gardens.
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Soul of a Viking by Sky Purington

Excerpt:

“Who goes there?” came an all-too- familiar voice from the door.

Lauren sighed and called out. “It is none of your concern, Tait.”

Evidently, he thought differently because seconds later he entered, a frown on his face as

his eyes swept around the lodge. “I heard a man in here.”

“It was just Einar,” she began, her words trailing off as she gestured towards him only to

find he’d vanished.

Tait’s brows slammed together. “Einar? I do not know that name.”

“He was just right here,” she murmured, glancing at the rear door. “He must have slipped

out the back.”

“Nobody has come or gone since your sisters left,” Tait said, troubled.

“I can assure you they did. A woman then a man. Einar.” She folded her hands in front of

her and focused on the bigger problem. “You had no right to barge in here. Please leave.”

“Actually I had every right.” He continued eying the place looking for Einar. “This is my

lodge, woman.”

His lodge? How unfortunate. “My name is Lauren.”

Tait shrugged as an annoying grin tugged at his lips. Apparently, he was done searching

out another man. He gestured at the water. “You will bathe then join your sisters in the main

lodge, yes?”

“That was the plan, yes,” she allowed.

“Then please,” he headed for the corner table, “do not let me disturb you.”

She frowned as he filled a mug with what appeared to be ale. “What are you doing?”

He gave the mug a pointed look. “Drinking.”

“Then please do so outside.”

“But this is my lodge.”

“Then I will need another lodge.”

“No.” Tait shook his head. “I can only be so far away from you and will sleep nowhere

but here.”

Her eyes widened. “We are not sleeping in the same room.”

“We will if we have to.” He gestured at the tub again. “Right now you do not need to

worry about sleeping but bathing.”

Lauren inhaled deeply and remained calm. “As much as you would probably enjoy it, I

am not bathing with you here.”

“Well, I am not leaving because whether or not I saw anyone enter, I heard a man in here.

So I will not leave you alone.” He considered her before he murmured something and a tall

screen appeared in front of the tub. “There. Now I will not be tempted by you, woman.” He

removed his fur, plunked down and narrowed his eyes at her when she narrowed her eyes on

him. “Now I can focus my thoughts on Shannon.”

Lauren ignored her strong reaction to his words and smoothed her expression.

Regardless, there was no controlling the flare of defiance that screamed inside her. A defiance

that had her doing the last thing she intended. Something she found extremely appalling and

would never normally do. Something she would judge harshly if she saw another woman do it.

Especially one who was married.

She tested his resolve about Shannon as she held his eyes and took her time stripping

down before she sauntered around the screen and got into the tub.

 


Soul of a Viking
The MacLomain Series
Viking Ancestors’ Kin
Book Three
Sky Purington     
Genre:  Time-travel Fantasy Romance
Date of Publication:  January 24, 2017
ASIN: B01M296U3S
Number of pages:  290
Word Count:  85,000
Cover Artist:  Tamra Westberry
Book Description:
Lauren refuses to believe that her sisters traveled back in time to tenth-century Scandinavia. Cybil must be off doing one thing or another. And what of Samantha? She returned then vanished again with a bunch of uncivilized ruffians who called themselves Vikings. While thankful the crude men finally left, she’s now caught in an unusual situation. No matter how hard she tries, she cannot step foot outside her Winter Harbor chalet.
Desperate to return to the twenty-first century and figure out why he and Lauren were cursed by a Nidstang, Tait Sigdir struggles with what feels like half a soul. But that’s not all. When he finally returns to the future, he realizes how troubling things really are. Though drawn to Shannon, he can’t seem to stay away from her sister, Lauren. Hard to believe considering how difficult she is to be around. Even for a flirt like him. Yet if he’s not near her, he becomes uncharacteristically sullen.
Caught in an unraveling hex that steers them closer to the enemy, Tait and Lauren are forced on an adventure that tests them in more ways than one. Friendship emerges. Passion ignites. Even so, love does not come so easily to those who are cursed. As it turns out, they must get through a whirlwind of unfortunate events that will either bring them together or drive them further apart.
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Sky Purington is the bestselling author of over twenty-five novels and several novellas. A New Englander born and bred, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth and legend. When combined with a love for nature, romance and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.
Purington loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington.com. Interested in keeping up with Sky’s latest news and releases? Visit Sky’s website, http://www.skypurington.com to download her free App on iTunes and Android or sign up for her quarterly newsletter. Love social networking? Find Sky on Facebook and Twitter.
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