Category: Author Spotlight

Guest Post & Giveaway: Westbound Awakening by Hildie McQueen

Posted October 14, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways / 6 Comments
Guest Post & Giveaway: Westbound Awakening by Hildie McQueen

Western Romances by Hildie McQueen If you haven’t read a western romance yet, I encourage you to try it. As an avid paranormal romance reader, it was a stretch for me to write westerns. Every once in a while when I was in between my usual books, I would pick up a historical. Historical romance pulls you into another world, not like those in paranormal, but worlds that existed years ago. Beautiful places with sweeping skirts, soft caresses of language and entire sentences spoken by a single lowering of lashes. I stumbled upon a western historical once and immediately became lost in the pages where the hero did not yield a sword or magical powers, but a revolver and a hard fist. The strong American cowboy manages a horse like an extension of his body and attempt to do the same with the woman that interest him. The cowboys in […]

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Protecting His Witness by Katie Reus

Posted September 13, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 21 Comments
Guest Post & Giveaway: Protecting His Witness by Katie Reus

Thanks so much for having me here at Urban Girl Reader today! I’m in total celebration mode since Protecting His Witness, the seventh book in my Red Stone Security series, just released. It doesn’t seem to matter how many releases I have, I’m always excited about a new one. So thank you for letting me party with you 😉 Confession time: I’m a bit of a ‘theme’ junkie. There, I’ve said it. Now you know one of my not-quite-secrets! If you’ve read any of my books or follow me on facebook, you know I’m all about themes. Beauty and the beast, friends-to-lovers, and most definitely, reunited lovers! I’ve always adored the ‘reunited lovers’ theme in romance, regardless of subgenre. I don’t care if it’s sci fi, contemporary or romantic suspense, this one is almost always a winner with me. The romance always starts off with tension because there had to […]

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Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Search by Kelley Grealis

Posted September 9, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways / 2 Comments
Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Search by Kelley Grealis

The Search by Kelley Grealis Series: The Descendant Vampire #2 Publisher: KG Publishing Publish Date: August 27h, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Ebook, 282 pages Book Description: Allison Carmichael is thirsty for blood and hungry for answers. Lured away from her illicit extracurricular activities by news about her kidnapped husband, Allison rejoins her adopted family that’s promised to help her find him. Allison’s search is detoured, however, by sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her fanged family, and the return of her nemesis. Circumstances unfold that shatter the foundation of her world. In order to successfully play the game she has been thrust into, Allison must battle loss and betrayal and accept unexpected love. THE SEARCH is on for answers, but when answers are found, will they be what Allison was looking for? Purchase Links:  Amazon US   |  Amazon UK  |  Barnes & Noble  |   Add to Goodreads Excerpt “Dear […]

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Guest Post: Darkness Haunts by Susan Illene

Posted August 29, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Book Spotlight / 3 Comments
Guest Post: Darkness Haunts by Susan Illene

Help us in welcoming Susan Illene to the blog.  She is here to talk about the favorite tools she used while writing her Urban Fantasy novels, Darkness Haunts and Darkness Taunts from The Sensor Series. Be sure and keep reading after the guest post. . . you’ll find the details and excerpts for Susan’s books! Five Tools I Use When Writing Thanks for inviting me here today.  I’m excited to be a guest on your blog to talk about my writing tools. There are so many I use, but I’ll list some of the big ones: 1)      I keep a squirt bottle handy.  This might not seem like a conventional author tool, but if you’re anything like me you hate to be disturbed when you’re in the zone.  My husband loves to come bother me whenever I’m reading or writing so I’ve found the squirt bottle is a good deterrent.  […]

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Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: The Protected by Shiloh Walker

Posted August 28, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 12 Comments
Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway:  The Protected by Shiloh Walker

Welcome to Urban Girl Reader’s stop on the exclusive excerpt tour for Shiloh Walker’s upcoming release “The Protected.”  Click on the cool widget below to read the exclusive excerpt and be sure to enter the spectacular giveaway that Shiloh is hosting. Exclusive Excerpt (Click on image to enter)   Tourwide Giveaway Enter to win a prize pack from Author Shiloh Walker… Prizes will include $50 GC to either BN, BAMM or Amazon Signed copies the previous FBI Psychic books, including: The Missing The Departed The Reunited Hot In Handcuffs (includes the novella The Unwilling) A Download of The Unwanted A signed copy of WRECKED, a contemporary from Shiloh Walker A tote bag A notebook Bath goodies from LUSH cosmetics A signed copy of Angel’s Blood by Nalini Singh A unsigned copy of Games People Play by Shelby Reed …and more stuff may be added as the days go by….visit Shilohwalker.com […]

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Guest Post: Alice’s Alpha By Ann Gimpel

Posted August 27, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Reviews / 1 Comment
Guest Post: Alice’s Alpha By Ann Gimpel

Today we are happy to be part of the tour for Alice’s Alpha by Ann Gimpel.  We also have the wonderful author here to dish a bit about the inspiration for Alice’s Alpha and 5 things she loves about her characters. Join us in welcoming Ann to the UGR. Be sure to answer Ann’s question at the end to be entered into a special swag giveaway from us.   Thanks so much for inviting me back to your blog. It’s a pleasure to be here and I especially like it that you came up with topics for me to blog about. Sometimes I can feel pretty brain-dead when I sit down at the keyboard to write guest posts. Alice’s Alpha was inspired by a real location. Lon Chaney Sr. actually did build an impressive cabin out of huge flagstones three miles up the north fork of Big Pine Creek from […]

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Along Came a Spider by Kate SeRine

Posted August 23, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 3 Comments
Guest Post & Giveaway: Along Came a Spider by Kate SeRine

Today we are happy to be part of the tour for Along Came A Spider, the third novel in the Transplanted Tales series.  We also have the wonderful author Kate SeRine here to dish a bit about Trish Muffet, heroine of Along Came a Spider.  Kate also has a sweet giveaway for you as well.  Don’t forget to enter to win the set of Transplanted Tales. On the Case by Kate SeRine Around two hundred years ago, a magical duel between Cinderella’s fairy godmother and Aladdin’s genie went awry, transplanting hundreds of fairytale characters from the world of Make Believe into the human world of the Here and Now. Since then, others have come over at random, including characters from nursery rhymes, folklore, mythology, and literature. Suddenly granted the freedom to write their own stories and choose their own destinies, some of the Tales have made the most of their […]

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Author Spotlight & Giveaway: To Catch a Princess by Caridad Piñeiro

Posted August 12, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 7 Comments
Author Spotlight & Giveaway: To Catch a Princess by Caridad Piñeiro

What do an arranged marriage, a jewel thief, and a hidden royal have in common?  by Caridad Piñeiro They are all elements in my new romantic suspense release, TO CATCH A PRINCESS! When I first wrote about Peter Roman in THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE, I knew there was more to the laid back and sexy Atlantic City detective than readers were seeing. I knew that Peter had quite a lot of things he kept to himself, like that fact that he was really the son of a Russian Grand Duke and just as well off as the Ivanov clan that runs the two casinos in THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE and TO CATCH A PRINCESS. Did I mention he also kept to himself that he was very attracted to his best friend’s kid sister, the very engaging and beautiful Princess Tatiana Ivanov? Peter has watched Tatiana go from a free-spirited and gregarious college […]

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Claimed by Stacey Kennedy

Posted August 8, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 8 Comments
Guest Post & Giveaway: Claimed by Stacey Kennedy

Today on Urban Girl Reader, we have Stacey Kennedy. She’s an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, True Blood and Lost Girl. In her newest release, CLAIMED, we are introduced to the owner of the exclusive BDSM dungeon, CLUB SIN, Dmitri and his new submissive, Presley. Today Stacey is giving us a special treat by sharing an excerpt from CLAIMED where Dmitri is attempting to learn a little more about the new submissive interested in joining CLUB SIN! Excerpt “Would you […]

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Little Red by Trista Jaszczak

Posted August 8, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 5 Comments
Guest Post & Giveaway: Little Red by Trista Jaszczak

Today we welcome Trista Jaszczak to the site.  Her latest, LITTLE RED, is the first in a brand new series.  Trista is here sharing the music that was integral part of creating LITTLE RED. Be sure to leave a comment for Trista for your chance to win some great prizes.  Welcome Trista!!  The Music That Moves Little Red Trista Jaszczak If there is anything that a good fairy tale needs, or any book for that matter, is a good play list. So, as I was writing Little Red, the music was up loud and it moved me through each chapter and helped to guide my characters from one page to the next. I want to share those songs with you right now and I want to tell you why I chose each and every song. I do hope you enjoy it and I hope as you read, these songs will, at times, […]

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