Hello there! Today I have a very long but very special post for all of you which includes book blurbs, guest post, excerpt, and giveaway. These three stories are unique and intriguing. Instead of one continuing story, the anthologies take 3 stories over 3 books to tell. I hope you enjoy the following blurbs and be sure to enter the contest as many times on this tour as possible here.
You’ll have to scroll down a little ways in the link to get to the tour stops, I apologize.
One more thing….don’t you just love love love these covers??
ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES; Episode 1
By Author Ty Langston: CRAVE
As a reporter for the Wakefield Post, Harper Erkstine has seen everything. From murders to robberies, all of her recent stories have ended with tragic consequences so great, that she began to question if she made the right career choice for herself.
While all of her friends were dating, or going to clubs, she was winning journalism awards for covering the latest drive-by shooting or a home invasion that cost someone she knew, their lives.
She loved her job, it was rewarding to be a crime solver and get to the truth of the matter. As much as she loved her job, but the hours of a Metro beat reporter began to descend her into burn out mode.
She craved balance. A break, a welcome distraction every now and then. She forgot what it was like to have fun, to take a breath, smell the roses.
Was it wrong to want a great career and to have some kind of a personal life? She couldn’t remember the last time she had a date or danced with someone from the opposite sex.
In the middle of working on a missing person’s story that has rocked her town to the core, Harper decides as a favor to her friend and colleague to do a feature on local an up and coming rock band, called ‘Crave.’
It was a break from her routine, but Harper soon discovers that this band may have ties to the missing person, not only does she question why, but she also finds there is more to this band than just their music.
By Author Riley Ross: The Getaway
The Getaway isn’t your typical romance woman meets man of her dreams, loses him and then they get their happily ever after. It’s a romance story with hints of drama and plenty of comedy. Mike and Juliet have been dating for about four months. Juliet is madly in love with him but has never shared her feelings.
Mike hasn’t said those three magical words so she doesn’t even know if they are on the same page when it comes to their relationship. Mike takes Juliet on a two week vacation, so she can escape her family drama and stresses from her job. He has romantic surprises planned and there are several unexpected surprises for them both. How well do Mike and Juliet really know each other especially when an explosive secret from his past is revealed? Will their relationship survive a visit from his family and his ex-girlfriend? Will the secret destroy them or make them stronger as a couple? His mother has made it clear to everyone that she wants Mike back with his vile ex-girlfriend?
Will his mother sabotage her son’s relationship with Juliet? Juliet does have an ally in Mike’s father. Will Juliet fight for her love? Or will she let him go without exposing his mother for her dastardly schemes? How far will his mom go to ensure she gets what she wants for her son?
By Author Tigris Eden: The Genesis Project
Old earth has been deemed unsuitable for life, New Earth is home. With the Uni-War over, races have joined together in order to sustain their way of life. All life was deemed worth saving, but only one race failed to submit. Humans.
Now extinct, humans are a thing of the past, or at least their way of life. The people of New Earth won’t acknowledge their hand in the human’s eradication, but they have benefited from it. Dr. Vaggo Blackmore has found the answer, he’s restored his races way of life- sustenance through farming. The one thing that will give them back their long lives….. Blood: human blood.
Biologically engineered in a lab, Genesis Blackmore has always been different. Her father has told her it’s due to her enhancements, the Federated Council sees her as a genetic mutation; and her fellow peers see her as the shiny new toy. Gen has had better days.
Everyone on New Earth has milky white skin, platinum blonde hair, and electric blue eyes. It’s the norm. Genesis’ glossy, black hair, ice blue eyes ringed by gold, would have almost made her socially acceptable- if it wasn’t for her honey, almond skin and blue, gold veins. In a sea of milky white she alone is the dark anomaly.
All Pars get their life’s nourishment through blood plasma. All Pars find their match through the tasting. Gen can do neither, forbidden by her father to do so. She can neither taste, nor be tasted. Something that’s never bothered her until now.
ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES; Episode 2
Author Ty Langston’s: CRAVE
Exhausted and burnt out due to a mix of long hours and a steady diet of working hardened news stories, left Harper at a loss when she met the magnetic and mysterious lead singer of Crave, Cass St. Marie.
She was drawn to him, yet frightened. What was he? Who was he? Did he have anything to do with Darien’s disappearance?
Desperate for the truth, the more she talked with him, the more attracted she became. Did he really have the answers she sought or was he a distraction of something more sinister.
Author Tigris Eden’s: The Genesis Project
Xander Treegold sees something in Genesis that he can’t explain. Is it her oddity that captures him or her innocence? Xander’s never taken no for an answer when it comes to getting what he wants and at every opportunity that is given to him Xander seems to fail miserably. That is until he pulls Genesis into a dark alcove in the Great Hall where others are preparing for their journey back to New Earth for Luna.
Will Genesis succumb to his attentions or will she once again deny him the only thing he’s ever truly wanted…. Her.
Politics and other’s seem to get in the way of his every intentions and as Luna approaches so does the private tasting he’s invited Genesis to. Will she indulge like the rest of them, or will she stand in the back, watching, wanting, and needing to be tasted as much as the next female.
Gen is happy to finally be back home with her father Vaggo, and as short as this homecoming is, she is determined not to let the outside influence of Xander Treegold convince her of his intentions. With Adam constantly showing up at her door step, attempting to sway her away from his soon to be brother –in-law she finds that Professor Aylet is correct in her assumptions. There are two males that make her question her every feeling.
Adam’s sultry scent and Xander’s fire.
Author Riley Ross’: The Getaway
Mike and Juliet deal with the repercussions of his mother and Brooke’s actions. Juliet and Elaine come to an uneasy truce to appease Mike.
A surprising secret involving Brooke and a member of Mike’s family threatens to ruin a relationship. Will a surprising proposal shatter their unholy alliance or bring them closer together?
ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES; Episode 3
In Episode 3 Things are heating up in each story.
Juliet gives an answer to Mike’s surprising proposal and they are on a mad scramble to pull off a wedding in six days. Will it go off without a hitch or will someone try to destroy their happiness. Come along for the conclusion of The Getaway for Season 1
The Genesis Project.
A choice is made, and a secret is revealed. All are not what they seem to be in this last installment of The Genesis Project. Xander knows who and what Gen is, but there is still one piece to the puzzle missing. This ending is promised to leave you all up in arms! Be sure to find out what happens to the conclusion of The Genesis Project for Season 1
Desperate for a way out, the missing Darien Anderson resurfaces. The reasons why she was captured were not for the reasons everyone thought.
The answers will not only shock all, but also have a tremendous rippled effect for all involved. Especially, Cass and Harper at the conclusion of Crave.
As I sat here writing this post, I, like everyone enjoys a great story. A story for me has to grip me from the beginning, if you don’t do that within the 1st couple of chapters, you’ll lose me regardless of whether or not the rest of the story is great or not.
When I write a character, I try to focus on not who their personalities, but what is around them that makes them the way they are. Whether it’s a friend, the work they do or the potential relationship they pursue.
The compliment I have gotten about the characters I write is that they’re believable. Granted their plot may seem crazy, but I try to humanize them as much as possible. Everyone adores characters they can align and sympathize with and for me, besides a great plot, the characters and their connections to both to readers and with the others in the story is pivotal in having your readers keep coming back for more.
One of the best connections in my PNR story, ‘CRAVE’ in the “Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories” episodes is the relationship between the main female character, Harper, and her friend and co-worker, Ellen. Ellen is Harper’s cheerleader and at times, Devil’s Advocate. She doesn’t sugar coat her feelings on what Harper should have. She knows Harper probably better than Harper at this point knows herself. It is a true friendship that Harper will need to depend on, throughout the conclusion of this story, but for the next story, ‘NEED’ which will be released in February.
Here’s an Excerpt between the two ladies from Episode 3 and tell me, what’s your favorite friends/couples in books. (Besides Bella and Edward…LOL)
“I can’t believe he left you in the middle of the lake.” Ellen said while she passed Harper a towel to drop off with.
The two women sat on Harper’s couch. Harper was livid. Not only at herself for falling for such a prank, but again being captivated by an individual who at any given moment could tear her from limb from limb if provoked.
Harper took the towel and began to dry her hair. “He’s such an asshole. I can’t believe I fell for that shit.”
Ellen snickered. “Well, he is a charmer that one. I for one can understand how it could have happened.”
“Piece of shit he is. He’s arrogant, snarky. You know that he and I had a bet that if he charmed the pants off me then he’d take me out on a date? Sad part is, would you believe I agreed to it? What the hell is wrong with me?”
Ellen let out a huge belly laugh. “For someone who you only met less than 24 hours ago, he’s really gotten you worked up.”
Harper folded her arms in protest. “It’ll never happen again. Ever. He thinks every woman should bow down to him. The way that he saunters around in those pants that seem as if there spray painted on, and don’t forget that hair….Geesh.”
Ellen chuckled. “He’s got a body and voice that’s made for sin.”
“I want to go to Heaven thank you.” Harper snapped.
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