Book Blitz: BEHIND THE LENS by Cassandra Giovanni

This is my stop during the book blitz for Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 14 till 20 March. You can see the complete blitz schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-behind-the-lens-by-cassandra-giovanni

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Behind the Lens (Boys of Fallout #2)

By Cassandra Giovanni

Genre: Coming of Age

Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult

Release Date: 14 March, 2017

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Blurb:

Natalie Scott’s life is simple with no strings attached. As a band photographer, she’s made metal music her life, and life on tour means no relationships.

At least not ones that last and that’s the way she likes it.

She only has one rule.

Don’t date or otherwise screw around with the client.

But she never said anything about love.

Brent Andrews knows Natalie’s rules.

And he’s about to make sure he’s an exception to them.

All of them.

Even ones she doesn’t know she has.

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You can find Behind the Lens on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23393232-behind-the-lens

You can buy Behind the Lens on Amazon: http://bit.ly/BuyBTL

Get book 1 in this series!

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Book one in this series Out of Beat is available now! You can buy a copy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Beat-Boys-Fallout-Book-ebook/dp/B01M8LIR8F/

 

About the Author:

Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams, and they live in the rolling hills of New England with their daughter, Hope and dogs, Bubski and Kanga. For regular updates visit Cassandra’s website http://www.cgiovanniauthor.com and sign up for her newsletter.

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You can find and contact Cassandra here:

– Website: https://cgiovanniauthor.com/

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CassieGiovanni

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgiovanniauthor

– Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6094287.Cassandra_Giovanni

– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgiovanniauthor/

– Newsletter: http://cgiovanniauthor.us3.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=203d8dfc40f8c412687d68ac1&id=7ae3e3dac3&orig-lang=1

Giveaway

There is a cover reveal wide giveaway for the book blitz of Behind the Lens. One winner will win a paperback copy of both Out of Beat and Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni (US Only). And another winner will win an e-copy of both Out of Beat and Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni (International).

Click on the Rafflecopter Link to Enter-    https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1000e4f1213/

 

Book Blitz: MYTHS & LEGENDS

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Today is my stop during the book blitz for the Myths & Legends Boxed Set. This is the first post during this tour. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

I’m introducing a few of the participating authors and showcasing some of their books/back catalogue as well as including details of an awesome Facebook party where you can win tons of cool bookish stuff!

Myths & Legends is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads currently available to pre-order for only 99c, including works from New York Times, USA Today, Bestselling, and various Award-Winning authors! Details of how you can pre-order this special box set are included at the bottom of this post. First off, let’s meet some of these amazing authors!

Meet Margo Bond Collins

thumbnail_MargoBondCollinsNYT bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between “hanged” and “hung,” turned to writing romance novels instead. (Sometimes her heroines kill monsters, too.)

 

You can learn more about Margo Bond Collins on her website: https://margobondcollins.net/

Meet N.R. Larry

Natasha Larry is a mother and DC comics fan girl. She writes multicultural paranormal fantasy for teens and adults. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her published works include The Night and Darwin’s Children.

She lives somewhere in Alabama.

You can learn more about N.R Larry on her website: http://www.natashalarrybooks.com/

Check out the book Immortal Winter by Margo Bond Collin and N.R. Larry!

https://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Winter-Sector-Othala-Collection-ebook/dp/B01N07HV3B/

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A princess locked away in an ice tower.

A handsome kidnapper who insists her savior-queen is a liar.

And a chance to break the curse that’s bound them all.

Meet Joanne Wadsworth

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Joanne Wadsworth is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author who adores getting lost in the world of romance, no matter what era in time that might be. Hot alpha Highlanders hound her, demanding their stories are told and she’s devoted to ensuring they meet their match, whether that be with a feisty lass from the present or far in the past.

 

You can learn more about Joanne Wadworth on her website: http://joannewadsworth.com/

 

Check out her book Protector!

https://www.amazon.com/Protector-Princesses-Myth-Book-1-ebook/dp/B01M62539J/

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To love and protect…across worlds.

Eighteen-year-old Faith Stryker is prepared to leap out into the unknown world beyond her home shores of New Zealand to experience life. Davio discovers Faith isn’t just a Halfling, she’s also his soul-bound mate–an intense relationship he cannot, nor will not, give up.

With two wars now waging…one of land and the other of the heart…can the young couple find their place in the world?

Meet J.H. Croix

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Bestselling author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes sexy contemporary romance and steamy paranormal shifter romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!

You can learn more about J.H. Croix on her website: http://jhcroix.com/

Check out her book Protected Mate!

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https://www.amazon.com/Protected-Paranormal-Romance-Catamount-Shifters-ebook/dp/B017265T6Y/

Dane Ashworth, a sexy, solitary mountain lion shifter, comes from one of the founding shifter families of Catamount, a town deep in the woods of Maine where mountain lion shifters have existed in secret for centuries. The community is in turmoil after the startling death of a shifter. In the midst of upheaval in Catamount, Dane encounters the unassuming, curvy and deliciously sexy Chloe Silver.

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The MYTHS & LEGENDS Boxed Set is a compilation of 20 Full-Length Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy reads, including works from USA Today bestsellers, Bestselling Harlequin authors, and various Award-Winning authors!

You can pre-order Myths & Legends for only 0.99$ here:

– Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N35PE0C/

– Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/myths-legends-margo-bond-collins/1125529759?ean=2940154162859

– Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/myths-legends

– iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/book/myths-legends/id1196606176?mt=11

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Join the Myths & Legends Facebook Party and have a chance to win tons of cool stuff and meet some fab new authors! Join the Facebook party here: https://www.facebook.com/events/189624754850542/

Giveaway

During the book blitz for Myths & Legends there’s a tour wide giveaway! These are the prizes you can win:

– 5 Myths & Legends Boxsets

– 3 $10 Amazon Gift Cards

– Various signed paperbacks by the participating authors

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1000e4f1214/

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Book Blitz:AMANDA LESTER AND THE PINK SUGAR CONSPIRACY Audiobook

Sorry, I’m late!  Migraine.  Today is my turn for this Book Blitz and I get to Guest Post too.

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The audiobook is narrated by Allan Corduner. He’s narrated multiple books, one of them being The Book Thief and he does the voice of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter videogames.

You can find the Blitz schedule as well as a chance to enter the raffle by clicking on this link-   http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-audiobook-amanda-lester-and-the-pink-sugar-conspiracy-by-paula-berinstein/#AudiobookAmdandaPinkSchedule

The prizes you can win:
– 2 audiobook copies of Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy
– 2 amazon gift cards of 15$

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Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective #1)
Written by Paula Berinstein
Narrated by Allan Corduner
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
Genre: Mystery/ Detective
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date Audiobook: September 27, 2016

Blurb:
A reluctant detective, a criminal mastermind, and sugar?

Amanda Lester wouldn’t be caught dead going into the family business. Her ancestor, Sherlock Holmes’s colleague Inspector G. Lestrade, is a twit. Nevertheless her parents refuse to see his flaws, and she’s going to a secret English school for the descendants of famous detectives whether she likes it or not.

When Amanda arrives at the dreaded school, she considers running away – until she and her new friends discover blood and weird pink substances in odd places. At first they’re not sure whether these oddities mean anything, but when Amanda’s father disappears and the cook is found dead with her head in a bag of sugar, they’re certain that crimes are taking place.

Now Amanda must embrace her destiny and uncover the truth. The only snag is that arch-villain Blixus Moriarty, a descendant of Holmes’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, might be involved, and he doesn’t like nosy little girls interfering in his business.

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The Amanda Lester, Detective Odyssey with Paula Berinstein

 

As a result of my project, I have discovered that listening rather than reading allows you to experience a book in an entirely different way. How something is said is so important. A line you might interpret as angry or whiny when you read can come across as mellow, tongue in cheek, or dry when said aloud. A crisis can be magnified or played down. You might hear things you never realized were there. It’s amazing.

 

But from an author’s standpoint there’s more. When I heard Allan read my book something happened that changed the way I write. I realized I had inadvertently written the book in a way that sounded good when read aloud. I hadn’t meant to but somehow it turned out that way. Perhaps it’s because I hear my text in my head and automatically adjust the words so they flow well—I don’t know. But that got me thinking: what if my other books weren’t so audio friendly.

 

As we were winding up the audiobook I just happened to be making a final pass through Amanda Lester and The Red Spider Rumpus, the fifth title in the Amanda Lester, Detective series, and with Allan’s voice fresh in my mind I looked at that text in a whole new way. I imagined Allan reading the words and realized that some passages didn’t work. They were rhythmically wrong.

 

There was no way I was going to let them stand so I sharpened my pencil (I was editing a physical proof at that point) and nudged that puppy into shape. Sometimes I had to read the words aloud to make sure they worked. That isn’t something I would have done before, but I will now.

 

When you think about it, creating an audio version of a book is a lot like producing a play. Different directors interpret a text in their own ways. One director’s interpretation of Richard III (which was set in Nazi Germany when I saw it with Ian McKellen in the lead) will differ from another’s. One version of a movie is different from another. It’s up to the actors and the director to bring their vision to life. And that’s just what happened with my audiobook.

 

The way Allan reads the story is different from what’s in my head. I don’t just mean that my Editta is English rather than Scottish. It’s that he sees story and character in a whole other light—a light that illuminates the text in ways I never could imagine. And that’s the real beauty of an audiobook: you get to experience your creation as someone else does. What could be better than that?

 

You can find Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy on Goodreads

You can buy the audiobook of Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy here:
Audible
Amazon
iTunes

Listen to a sample of the audiobook here on Soundcloud

Get the e-copy for free!
The e-copy of Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy is free now on all vendor sites! Grab your free copy here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Smashwords

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About the Author:
Paula Berinstein is nothing like Amanda. For one thing, she’s crazy about Sherlock Holmes. For another, she’s never wanted to be a filmmaker. In addition, compared to Amanda she’s a big chicken! And she wouldn’t mind going to a secret school at all. In fact, she’s hoping that some day she’ll get to build one.

You can find and contact Paula here:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Paula’s blog on Goodreads
The Writing Show podcasts
Newsletter

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Book Blitz: DUE SOUTH Boxed Set by Tracey Alvarez

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Title:  Due South Box Set

Series:  Due South #1 – 5

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Age Category: Adult

Release Date:  November 19th, 2015

Descriptive Blurb:  

The Due South bundle contains the first five books of Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling series set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heartwarming, sexy and sweet small-town romances with a touch of comedy, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone.

The first 5 Due South Books (over 1500 pages) included in this bundle are:
In Too Deep (Book #1)
Melting Into You (Book #2)
Ready To Burn (Book #3)
Christmas With You (Book #4)
My Forever Valentine (Book #5)

Read an Excerpt!   http://dalycedomain.com/due-south-box-set-excerpt/

Goodreads link-   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27883460-due-south-boxed-set

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The DUE SOUTH Book Set is available for 99 cents through these outlets:

https://www.amazon.com/Due-South-Zealand-Beach-Romances-ebook/dp/B0189L5VQE

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Due-South-Zealand-Beach-Romances-ebook/dp/B0189L5VQE

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/due-south-boxed-set-tracey-alvarez/1124499790?ean=2940152478617

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/due-south-5-sexy-new-zealand-beach-romances

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/due-south-boxed-set-5-sexy/id1061310727?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Tracey_Alvarez_Due_South?id=bWscCwAAQBAJ&hl=en

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/594353

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Due South Boxed Set. One Winner will win a 10$ amazon gift card.

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter by clicking on this link and scrolling to it near the bottom of the page-  http://www.lolasblogtours.net/book-blitz-due-south-boxed-set-by-tracey-alvarez/#DueSouthTourSchedule

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About the Author

Fueled by copious amounts of coffee, Tracey Alvarez writes steamy but heart-warming contemporary romances set in New Zealand. Her two series, DUE SOUTH and FAR NORTH, both focus on small coastal towns, close communities, and family.

Visit Tracey!

https://www.facebook.com/TraceyAlvarezAuthor

http://www.goodreads.com/TraceyAlvarez

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TraceyAlvarez/posts

http://amazon.com/author/traceyalvarez

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tracey-alvarez

http://bit.ly/JR3Asu

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