Sunday, November 30, 2014

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT T. H. SNYDER - Q and A

One of the biggest satisfactions I have received when I decided to go all the way in book world, I have to say has been the friendships I've made with fellow bloggers, book fans, even models and authors.  On this first spotlight I will go ahead and thank t.h. snyder (see no caps) for saying yes to someone like me, that is starting in all of this.  With that said I hope you enjoy, and share this good time with us in getting to know a bit better the amazing woman that is
t.h. snyder.

SBL:  Do you like to snack on something in particular?

THS:  Not so much snack, I always have to keep water, wine, or coffee by my side.
 
 
SBL:  What music gets you motivated?
 
THS:  Each of my books has a playlist that helps to pull out the emotions of my characters.  You can find these songs at the end of all my books.
 
 
SBL:  Describe what things go through your mind in the week previous a release?
 
THS:  Holy shit is this really happening?
 
 
SBL:  What are the hardest parts to get into, when writing a book?
 
THS:  Praying that I'll portray the thoughts running through my head.  The story may sound good to me, but I can only hope that the readers feel the message I'm trying to get across.
 
 
SBL:  Growing up, was writing something you wanted to do?  If it wasn't how did you came about writing?
 
THS:  No, I never dreamed I would be doing this.  I had an idea, ran with it, and here we are.
 
 
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SBL:  As a writer, who do you look up to?

THS:  Oh geez, so many Indie Authors.  The ones that were there for me from the start are Jenn Foor and Rachel Van Dyken.


SBL:  How do you feel when new authors approach you for advice, or even to tell you that they are your fans? 

THS:  Is an honor, I've been fortunate to mentor three amazing ladies, and I can't wait to read their stories.


SBL:  Is there a writer that you would love to meet, but haven't had the opportunity to do so?

THS:  E. L. James, her books got me hooked into the reading world.





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Let's lighten things up a bit...
 
SBL:  Favorite drink
 
THS:  Coffee or wine
 
 
SBL:  Favorite junk food
 
THS:  Twizzlers
 
 
SBL:  Favorite book
 
THS:  Bender by Stacy Borel
 
 
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SBL:  Favorite book boyfriend
 
THS:  Liam from Bayou Stix by Skye Turner
 
 
SBL:  Favorite author and genre
 
THS:  Rachel Van Dyken, Contemporary Romance
 
 
SBL:  Favorite movie genre and movie
 
THS:  Romantic Comedies are my favorite, not one in particular right now
 
 
SBL:  Favorite Christmas Movie
 
THS: Rudolph
 
 
 
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On the personal side:
 
SBL:  We know you are a single mom, who helps you out with the kids when you are on book world duties?
 
THS:  My sister is my savior, she moved cross country with me and has been an amazing supporter and help with the kiddos.
 
SBL:  What ages are your kids, and what is the favorite thing you like to do with them? 
 
THS:  My diva is 10 and my linebacker is 5.  Just sitting and watching a movie or cuddling on the couch.
 
 
SBL:  Who is your go to person when trying to keep your sanity with all you got going on in your life?
 
THS:  I have 5 girls that are my backbone, I don't know what I'd do withouth Christine Stanley, Skye Turner, Michelle Witt Ashley Lighthizer, and Carrie Moore.
 
 
 
Cursed Heart Buy Link
 
 
 
SBL:  Growing up, who was your role model?
 
THS:  My Mama
 
 
SBL:  How was growing up in Pennsylvania?
 
THS:  Love it.  I was surrounded by my family and all four seasons.
 
 
SBL:  What do you do during the Holidays?
 
THS:  Spend time with those closest to me.
 
 

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SBL:  Other than writing, what is it that you do in your 9 to 5 job?
 
THS:  I work in higher education.
 
 
SBL:  I know first hand how we are able to create great friendships through social media, in this book world.  You have two PA's, talk to us about your relationship with them, because I've heard they are great ladies.
 
THS:  OMG Squee, I love my two girls. Not only are they my PA's they are two of my best friends.  I can run to them at any time to distress and off course, laugh.
 
 
SBL:  Do you have any advice for new authors?
 
THS:  Go with your gut, grow thick skin, and always believe in yourself.
 

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SBL:  I haven't forgotten, talk to us about The Fight Series and any other books you are working on right now?
 
THS:  Just started writing Mended Love which will be the NA Romance of pierced Love 10 years later.
 
 
SBL:  Who are the faces of The Fight Series books, and can you talk to us a li'l about them?
 
THS:  Lance Jones is my MUSE for our twins Hank and Trenton, and Vinny Lawdenski is my MUSE for Mike.  Both models are incredible guys, and I couldn't have picked two better men to represent my characters.
 
 
The Fight, Fight Series Book #1 Buy Link
 
 
The Fight Series Teaser
 
 
 
Next Year Releases for t. h. snyder
 
 
The Battle - The Fight Series Book #2
 

 
The Win - The Fight Series Book #3
 
 
 
Mended Love
 
Social Media Links for author t. h. snyder
 
Twitter
@thsnyder4
 
Website
 
Facebook
 
 
 
I don't want to leave with out saying something about this author, and that is that I don't only love her writing, but I also admire her for many reasons, and is a role model and an example to follow to many of her fans.  Is because of that I had my bestie and collaborator, Stacy Pritt, make this just for you. From your friends, family and closest clic, not everyone is here, but this lets you know how much we love you, admire you, and how proud we all are about your accomplishments.  May this be the first of many, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me revealing a little bit more of you to everyone out there.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

SALE BLITZ - METAMORPHOSIS BY STEPAHNIE WALLS




Title: Metamorphosis
 
Series: Siren Songs #1
Author: Stephie Walls
 Release Date: September 30, 2014


Synopsis

Cameron Pierce is an overachiever—CEO of Regional Bank, force to be reckoned with in the Boardroom, and beautiful to boot. At 24, an earth-shattering event set her life goals. But is she fulfilled? Idolized by those around her she’s—kind, forceful, intelligent, driven, and successful. Cam is surrounded by close friends and consumed by her career.

At first glance, Dax Cooper appears to be a playboy—carefree, cocky, arrogant, and devoid of intelligent thought but sexy with a face and a body that drive women crazy. Cameron believes in this fa├žade when he continually manages to walk right past her gatekeeper with constant interruptions. He is everything she doesn’t like in a male. Unlike Cam, Dax has walked away from a talent and a life that had been his passion in exchange for family and friends. Unmotivated by money and a career, he too is embarking on change.

Tragedy strikes Cameron for the second time in her life. Attacked by a stranger, in an instant, her life, her psyche, and the essence of her being appear to be permanently scarred at best. If she survives the physical injuries, will she survive the mental trauma?

Metamorphosis is the story of a woman’s struggle to regain her confidence and repair her shattered life following a random, brutal attack. With the help of the man she had pushed away, she chooses the path that she will follow for the rest of her life. She undergoes a metamorphosis—not by choice but by the will to survive.

(Each novel in this series can be read as a stand-alone with no cliffhangers.)

  **Warning: This book contains sexual content and language that is not appropriate for audiences under eighteen years of age.**





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Author Bio


I have a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if I could get away with it.  If you follow me on Facebook you'll also find that I'm slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam.  I'm also a tad obsessed  with tattoos and have thirteen scattered on my canvas.  I'm an avid reader (literary whore to be more precise) averaging around 300 novels a  year and wish I had time to read more.

I currently work full-time in the Greenville area and fill my "extra" time (haha) with reading anything I can get my hands on and writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica.  This has been a dream of mine for years and I couldn't have done it without the support of my husband and BFF Tracy who both pushed me to keep going when I didn't have the confidence  or the patience.
 


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RELEASE DAY BLITZ BETRAYED AND CRUSHED BY JADE KERRION




Title: Betrayed
Author: Jade Kerrion
 Release Date: December 1, 2014


Synopsis


Marguerite Ferrara wows audiences on the haute couture catwalks of Milan, Paris, and New York, but whenever she’s face-to-face with Drew Jackson, she feels like a gawky thirteen-year-old in love with a superstar who will never see her as more than his younger brother’s ex-girlfriend.

Drew’s superstar days are long over. A car accident shattered his knee, destroyed his football career, and crushed his hopes of winning Maggie’s love. How can he, a desk-bound financial advisor, compete against the celebrities Maggie whirls through one-night stands or Tyler Lamarck, the social media maverick who sweeps her off her feet?



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Title: Crushed
Author: Jade Kerrion
 Release Date: December 1, 2014


Synopsis


Cody Hart, the daredevil black sheep of the esteemed Hart clan, should never have made it to his twenty-fifth birthday. What he hadn’t counted on, though, was his best friend dying instead of him.

Emotionally devastated and financially ruined by the death of her brother, Felicity Rivers is down to her last hundred dollars when Cody offers his help, at a price. She’s out of options, but nothing on Earth could possibly entice her into the arms of the man who killed her brother.



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Jade Kerrion writes award-winning and occasionally best-selling science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary novels anchored on unlikely romances you will root for and happy endings you can believe in. Her favorite romance is the Double Helix love triangle between Galahad—the lab-created perfect human being; Danyael—an alpha empath and Galahad’s physical template; and Zara—the woman who can wreak more havoc with love than most people can with hate
 
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COVER REVEAL OF TRYST BY ARIE LANE



Release Date: January 6th

SYNOPSIS

Bentley Celeste has everything to lose, literally. On a night she should have been celebrating, her world came crashing down. Left with no other choice, she ran for her life and has been hiding ever since.

The day Tristan turned into a teenager his whole life changed. Faced with the reality that his father was more of a child than he was, Tristan chose to forego the rest of his childhood and become an adult.

Both have secrets that could destroy the fragile foundation that Tristan fights hard to build. But what happens when the very secrets you are hiding are the very ties that will either bind or break you? Can Bentley stop running long enough to let someone in? Can Tristan start believing that not everyone he loves is destined to abandon him?
 

***WARNING*** This book is intended for 18+ due to strong language, violent scenarios, and sexual content. 

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About this Author

Arie Lane is an avid reader and stay at home mom to two beautiful little boys. When not writing or chasing them around she is usually catching up with other Indie authors and constantly keeping up with new blogs.
She loves to connect with people and is proud that she finally had the courage to put some of her crazy thoughts into written words. From the time she started reading her nose was always stuck in a book and she's couldn't be happier that now she's encouraging others to get their noses stuck also. Even if her readers are of the +18 variety.



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Friday, November 28, 2014

RELEASE DAY BLITZ - MISTAKEN IDENTITY NOW OR NEVER BY AMY-BETH

 
Book:Mistaken Identity, Now or Never
Book 2 in the Mistaken Series
Author:  Amy-Beth
Release Date:  November 27th, 2014
 
 
 
Synopsis


My name is Morgan and I have been tortured, abused and tormented for over six years, I have prayed for help, I have screamed for the why’s. I have fought with every fibre in my soul, but still he has won at every game he has played. 

Harry King is not a force to be reckoned with, I have shown him all my cards and yet he still holds me in my cell of a room. 

I am getting closer to finding out who Summer is and why I have had to suffer. All the players are getting into position, their final cards are about to be drawn, how many will see the light of darkness again? Its time to find out once and for all.

It’s Now or Never!
 
 


 
Buying Links
 
Mistaken Identity Book 1
 




 
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Mistaken Identity Now or Never Book 2
 
 




 
 
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About the Author
 
Amy-Beth is a upcoming new author after releasing her debut novel Mistaken Identity which was published September 2014. After reading books from her favourite authors she decided to take the bull by the horns and get the story that has been driving her crazy for years out there.

Amy lives with her partner in crime Paul in Wigan, England and have been living there for many years. At 27yrs old she doesn't stop with promoting other authors and getting their books out to the public and working in her part-time job as a supervisor.

Reading has always been a passion and every opportunity to read is taken, even when she’s on holiday. Books whether reading, writing or reviewing have always come first to everything else in her life, unless Vampire Diaries or The Original’s are on the telly. You could ask Paul he would only confirm that fact.

Amy has a love of Reece’s peanut butter cups and root beer oh and don't forget the crunchy cheetos. Never finds herself off Facebook, which then gets her P.A Lisa sending her messages to get off and get back to writing. She counts on all her friends to keep her going and blow of steam with.

 

 
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REVIEW - YOU LOVED ME AT MY WEAKEST BY EVIE HARPER










REVIEW
 
It was my first book from author Evie Harper, and am I glad I got to read it.  It is a very difficult story in the sense that our heroine, Emmy, goes through so much, and also because is a thing that really happens to a lot of people.  Story starts Emmy abducted and sold into sex slavery.  I am not giving anything away because I want you guys to experience it as I did, as blank slate.  I will tell you this is a beautiful love story, one we would only dream of, our hero, Kanye fighting with all his might against a woman that thinks she isn't worth another look her way, and he has set his mind on getting in her head that she does, and that he doesn't care what she has gone through.  If that doesn't sell you the story I will tell you what will.  Kanye is hot, to die for, and boy is he alpha and domineering, and the sex oooh!!! is of the charts hot and steamy.
 
Evie Harper, I have to say it was an unexpected surprise, this one, and you have gain a fan, I enjoyed the story, as well as suffered it, I wanted to murder people, and the conclusion you guys can draw from this is that not every writer is able to make you feel so strongly about with just words, and that is what make this woman a great writer.  You have me hooked, I will read You Loved Me At My Darkest - Jake and Lily's story and will certainly say that one of my most anticipated books for 2015 will be You Loved Me At My Ugliest.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

**~**~**NEW AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT**~PAWNIE SANTANA

I felt there was a space missing out there, so I decided to create this new section or space on my blog to help get the word there not only about books, but also about new authors, that often have great stories to tell, but as people don't know them sometimes their books won't get a second look
So I give you Steamybookslover first New Author Spotlight...

PAWNIE SANTANA


 
SBL:  What one author is your go to author to read?
PS:  I love me some Harper Sloan! Corps Security is one of my favorite series to read EVER! I have literally read that series over and over when I’m in a reading rut.
SBL:  When did you know you wanted to write books?
PS:  I read A LOT! So, naturally I started to get my own ideas. One day, I sat down and started to write and it was like word vomit coming from out of nowhere. All I knew was that I wanted to write what I myself would want to read. I wanted to feel like I was seeing everything through the characters. It was then, after writing a few chapters of my book, that I knew… this is it. This is what I want to do.  
SBL: Who in your life has given you inspiration?
PS:  I think everyone in my life has inspired me in one way or another.  I don't think just one person in my life could sum up that answer.  It's from the loyal friends who cheer me on, to my family who are just happy that I've found writing.

SBL:  What scenes do you find the hardest to write?

PS:  OMG… the sex scenes to me are definitely the most challenging! I say that, because as a writer, you don’t want it to sound redundant or played out. Ya know? Can you imagine how many different sex scenes there are out there? All I know is that for me, I wanted it to feel   real! Not only a fantasy but a real fantasy. Does that make sense?    
SBL:  What one snack do you eat while writing?  
PS:  I gotta say I do love some sunflower seeds. Those damn things are so addictive!  

SBL:  What does your family think about you writing?  
PS:  They love it!! They’re convinced this was my calling. They are all super supportive and really happy for me. That’s why I decided not to use a pen name. I’m really proud of my writing even though it’s a little naughty at times and I have no qualms about people knowing it was me who wrote that.  

SBL:  Three things you would take with you if you were on a deserted island. And Why?
PS:  My iPad, a solar charger and candy. My iPad because ALL my books are on it. I mean, what the hell are you going to do all day? Read of course! A solar charger for obvious reasons… and candy. I have the biggest sweet tooth known to man. I HAVE to have my candy.
         
           SBL:  Besides being an author full time what would be your dream job?
PS:  It would have to be pastry chef. I love to bake. I used to bake all the time, ever since I was around 13. I guess Home Ec in junior high really stuck with me... or maybe it was just the eating. I like to eat.  


Teaser #2: Bared With Me Series Book #1 Bare to You







SBL:  Where you do you get your inspiration for your books?
PS:  I read a lot of unsavory things going on in the world today. A lot of this stuff is happening in our own backyard. I wanted my book to be fiction, but I also wanted it to be realistic. I grab my inspiration from everywhere… literally! Mostly, it’s just all in my head. I have a pretty weird imagination.   

SBL:  Past or present one person you would like to meet and why?

PS:  LOL! Ok, so I could give you a really watered down answer, or I could keep it real. With that said, I’m gonna keep this shit real. JJ Watt any time, any day!  He’s a football player with the Texans (I live in Texas) and he’s my ultimate crush. He’s not only easy on the eyes, but he’s a genuine person, a great role model, hard worker, and humble.  
  
JJ Watt


 
JJ Watt

SBL:  What book could you read over and over again?
PS:  Fighting for Flight by J.B. Salsbury. I just love that book! I love the whole Fighting Series.

SBL:  Favorite movie of all time?
PS:  Goonies hands down! I’m an 80’s baby. I can’t help it.

SBL:  Favorite music to listen to?
PS:  It really depends on the day but it’s usually Country. When I write, I love Lana Del Rey, John Mayer, Michael Buble… it varies. My taste is a bit all over the place.
            SBL:  Are you working on any new books? If yes can you give us a little teaser?
PS: I am indeed! I’m working on book two of  Bare With Me which is titled Bare To You. It will wrap up the story of  Liam and Peyton from book one.



 
Teaser:  Bare To You  Book #2 in the Bare with Me Series




SBL:  Where would you like to be with your writing in five years?
PS:  Honestly, I don’t care if I make it as a best seller, or get recognized for my books. The ultimate goal for me, is for the reader to love my books and appreciate the writing. I want the reader to finish the book and say… damn! That was a great story.
SBL:  Give me three reasons to buy Bare With Me.
PS:  1) It’s got a solid mixture of everything all rolled into one book. Humor, suspense, and romance.
        2) It includes a dual POV throughout the story because to me, it’s important to know what goes on inside the mind of both the heroine and protagonist.
        3) The sex scenes are HOT!! Need I say more?

            SBL: How would you describe yourself and your writing style?
PS:  I’m pretty boring. I like to stay home and read. I’m definitely an indoors kind of girl. I live in Texas, so for 10 months out of the year… it’s just too damn hot and humid. My writing is really unconventional. I don’t really write anything down besides the random notes I have on my phone. There’s no outline of the story. No pre-writing… I just sit and start typing. That’s when the best stuff comes out. I almost feel like when I “try” to think of things… that’s when I come to a dead end, and get writer’s block. So instead, I put on some music, sit on the couch and let it roll.
SBL:  If given the opportunity to work with other writers, name five writers you would die to work with.
PS:  Callie Hart, J.B. Salsbury, J. Daniels, Harper Sloan, andSandi Lynn
SBL:  Are you planning on attending author events if so which ones?
PS:  Currently, I am not. I feel like as an author, you need to have more of a solid fan base… or have had your book out long enough to be recognized in order to attend author events. There is one coming up in Oklahoma next year that I’d love to go to just as a fan.

SBL:  Which authors would you go completely “fangirl” on if you met them?
PS:  I’d have to say E.L. James. She’s the first author that really got me loving this genre. Can you imagine if FSOG never did what it did? lol



Synopsis

With a past that haunted her, the last thing Peyton Somers ever expected was to fall for a handsome, charming man. She wanted to live her life happily alone, dedicating her time to a career she loved with a passion. Peyton had everything she could ever need... amazing friends, loving parents and the control over her life she worked damn hard to get. But what do you do when fate steps in and makes other plans for you?

He's a successful COO of a family owned commercial development company. Liam Powers has every advantage in life growing up in a privileged and influential family. He has access to all the women he could ever want, unlimited funds and endless freedom. He can do, say and be whoever he wanted... until the day he met a woman he simply couldn't forget. A stranger who captured his attention, consuming him with the need to know more.

A woman like that never comes without a story. What he didn't anticipate, was how much of her story was never told.

When reality goes head to head with fate... Who will come out the winner?
  
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