Book Blitz: Special Agent: Austin by Joni Hahn

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The Goth Girl Reads, in conjunction with The Killion Group, is excited to participate in the release day book blitz for Joni Hahn’s Special Agent: Austin, a part of The D.I.R.E. Agency series. Please read on for exclusive content and a giveaway!

About the Book

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Title: Special Agent: Austin
Author: Joni Hahn
Series: D.I.R.E. Agency Novella
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 19th, 2016
Publisher: Indie Published
Print Length: 114 pages
Format: Paperback and Digital
Paperback ISBN: 9781522819257
Digital ISBN: 9781310781858

Synopsis:

Special Agent: Austin Rose

Objective:

  • Make the D.I.R.E. Agency

Credentials:

  • None

Twelve years ago, Austin Rose silently stood by while his mother sent his brother away from home and their stepfather’s abuse. Now that he’s learned the truth behind his family’s lies, Austin is a changed man, determined to make things right with the D.I.R.E. super agent – and himself – by making the elite security agency.

A hit gone bad changed assassin, Belle Mason’s life forever. Assigned to San Diego for a D.I.R.E. agent’s wedding, she’s determined to bring down D.I.R.E. while its vulnerable, and give her sisters a new life. What she doesn’t count on is interference from the distracting, forbidden Austin Rose, or his knack for dispelling her lifelong truths.

When Austin’s chances of making the agency hinge on going undercover with Belle – literally – he’ll do whatever it takes to make the team.

But, when Belle decides to put her own life on the line, only one truth remains, and Austin won’t silently stand by…

Exclusive Excerpt

He really hated bullies. Especially, assholes that bullied women.

Leaning on the bar, Austin Rose looked back over his shoulder, his grip tightening on the beer glass in his hand. The bully leaned down into the blonde beauty’s face, his hand slamming against the table with a resounding whack. She seemed unfazed by his aggression — her shoulders relaxed, her head at a patronizing tilt.

Her shaking leg gave her away.

She’d followed Austin into the San Diego airport lounge after he’d checked on Hope’s flight, learning he had an hour before his future sister-in-law arrived. The open bar was deserted except for the three of them and the bartender, who looked just as unfazed as the blonde wanted to appear. The early afternoon hour proved slow for the establishment, though with his plans, Austin found the early hour suited his spastic nerves well.

“I asked you a question.” The man spat his words, his arms braced on the square tabletop.

Straightening, Austin turned around on his barstool and tipped up the brim of his straw cowboy hat. Airline passengers walked to and from their gates beyond, the overhead announcements muffled from the buzz of hurried conversation. His brother, Jaydan, would’ve already been at her side. The D.I.R.E. super agent was a man’s man, someone that stood up for the underdog and faced any resistance with courage.

Austin wished he could say the same.

The woman stood to her full, leather-covered height, her heels and black pants making her legs appear a kilometer long. The man blocked her path, causing her to bend back over the table, her green-tipped curls falling to her waist.

“Get out of my face.” She pushed against the man’s chest, her black fingernails digging into his shirt.

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About The Author

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By day, Joni Hahn keeps her secret decoder ring hidden while she works as a mild-mannered contemporary romance author. She believes the world can never have too many superheroes, and anxiously waits for the call when one will need help saving the world… or getting into his costume. Joni was born with a hopelessly tender heart and believes there is nothing on earth more exhilarating than falling in love. A native Texan, she thinks cowboys are the epitome of masculinity, and that country music is the other soul music.
Joni is a member of The Authors Guild, the Romance Writers of America and its Published Authors Network. She is a member of several RWA sub-chapters and has served in numerous board positions with the San Antonio Romance Authors. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, going to movies and concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

Connect with Joni: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

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Book Blitz: The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith

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I’m really excited to be a part of the  book blast for a Young Adult novel by K.N. Smith! THE URBAN BOYS: Discovery of the Five Senses is perfect for the young adult reader in your life–but don’t just take my word for it:

“The Urban Boys–an energetic YA adventure debut with stellar action sequences. Smith’s writing is intelligent and often lyrical. Her exuberant prose never fails to dazzle.” Kirkus Reviews

 

About The Book

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THE URBAN BOYS
Author: K.N. Smith
Pages: 292 Release Date: September 29th, 2015
Publisher: Two Petals Publishing
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The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses is an action-adventure story about five teen boys who are mysteriously exposed to a foreign energy source that gives them extremely heightened senses. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become hypersensitive gifts that forever change the world. The story chronicles their effortless interrelations and later exposes the testing of their deep bonds. It introduces the reader to an array of supporting characters who alter the boys’ lives forever. The Urban Boys offers young and mature readers central themes of loyalty, responsibility, honesty, fear, and triumph, which become artfully integrated with cinematic-level action and high drama. The story twists, turns, and grinds through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in a diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narrative!

Overview: The story’s small town of Danville Heights, a carefully crafted universe, contrasts with the dark, gloomy town of Sandry Lake, where evil abounds. Upon the boys’ mysterious incident with the energy source, they’re instinctively called to Sandry Lake to root out evil. Their senses guide them each time. However, secrecy about their mission, furious battles with evil thugs, extreme fatigue, and stress and pressure soon overwhelm the boys, but they must find a way to embrace their fate. A lurking, Dark Stranger seems to know their plight, and a strikingly beautiful, fearless girl lends way to heightened confusion. Shocking details about these two characters, and the evil antagonist, the dreaded Druth, twist and grind the story even further.

Despite tension and fierce battles, will the boys hold it together long enough to fulfill their destiny?

Intriguing, intelligent, and full of action, The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses offers a memorable, emotion-packed, thrilling ride for young and mature readers alike!

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About The Author

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K.N. Smith is an American author and passionate advocate of childhood and family literacy programs throughout the world. She continues to inspire students of all ages to reach their highest potential in their literary and educational pursuits. Her creative, lyrical flair sweeps across pages that twist, turn, and grind through elements of paranormal and action-adventure in diverse, exciting, edge-of-your-seat narratives. K.N. Smith has over twenty years’ experience in writing, communications, and creative design. She lives with her family in California.

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Book Review: The Whisper Theory by Amber Albee Swenson

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First of all, the book is nothing like it was advertised to me where I got it. It was advertised as a Christian Fiction book and nothing more. Turns out it’s a Christian Fiction + Bible Study book and not a very good one at that.

The writing in this book is very choppy – it reminds me of the poorly written fan fiction my friends’ kids like to read. Chapters end abruptly with phrases like “we laughed and went home” and then immediately segue into a Bible study section.

Even the Bible study sections are not well thought out or well put together. The very first one asks who Meghan’s friends/roommates are and literally asked questions such as did Meghan purposely sin by putting herself in danger in the first chapter.

While the book is meant to help college kids make the most of their college experience and stay true to their faith, I simply don’t see how these unrealistic scenarios are going to be of any help. For one, I don’t know of any strongly faithful Christian girls who would be roommates with a male who was not a family member.

All in all I was unimpressed with this book and it’s message. The messages could have been better taught in a Sunday school or weekly Bible study without the fictional elements and unimpressive Bible study questions.

I received this book free from BookLook in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.

Book Blitz: On Paradise Key by Sandra

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The Goth Girl Reads, in conjunction with The Killion Group, is proud to present the release day book blitz for On Paradise Key by Sandra Madden. Read on for exclusive content & a giveaway!

About the Book

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Title: On Paradise Key 
Author: Sandra Madden
Genre:
Humorous Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 13th, 2016
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Print Length: 311 pages
Format: Paperback and Digital
Paperback ISBN: 9781509204953
Digital ISBN: 9781509204960

Synopsis:

Boston babe Kathleen Cassidy is down on her luck when she arrives in the Florida Keys. She’s lost everything but her inheritance, a go-fast boat, and a battered old bar on Paradise Key.

Joe Scipio promised to protect Kathleen and while doing his best, he’s losing his heart to the Boston beauty. The hot fishing guide needs Cassidy’s land and is determined to send her back to Boston where she belongs. But he risks breaking a sacred vow and falling hook, line, and sinker in love with Cassidy, the absolutely wrong woman for him. And then, just who will protect the headstrong redhead from him?

A series of events threaten both her life and livelihood, forcing Kathleen to question the circumstances of her dad’s death. Soon she’s searching for treasure under the watchful eyes of a rugged undercover ICE agent, a hot marine archeologist and perhaps…a killer.

Excerpt of On Paradise Key

Joe’s gentle whisper of a kiss started my body to tingle. At the moment I parted my lips his arms wrapped around me and the kiss grew warmer, deeper. Crushed in steel, feeling deliciously wanton, I savored the feeling – a longing, a desire more intense than any I’d never experienced before. Scipio had just shared his dream with me, something I knew he didn’t do lightly. I also knew that this strong, sexy man had protected me since I first stepped foot on Paradise Key. He’d teased and flirted with me and burrowed his way into my heart. This is what I had come to the Mico for, I’d come for Joe Scipio. I’d never been kissed the way he kissed me. And his were the only kisses that I wanted.

Gloriously lightheaded, I circled my arms around his neck.

“Cassidy.”

“Scipio.”

He carried me into his bed.

And dear reader, my Boston upbringing forbids me to share the details. Whatever you are imagining, take it one step further.

Available NOW: Amazon | Wild Rose Press

About the Author

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Sandra Madden is a former broadcast writer. She has had 12 historical novels published traditionally and two contemporary romances. She and her late husband, Dave Madden self-published his memoir “Reuben Kincaid Remembered” proceeds benefiting the MDS foundation. Sandra is a member of NINC, inc., The Florida Romance Writers, and The First Coast Romance Writers. Sandra’s family is her first priority and when she’s not writing she loves to travel– preferably on a cruise ship!

Connect with Sandra: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Giveaway

Join Sandra Madden and the Killion Group as we celebrate the release of On Paradise Key with this 10 stop Release Day Blast on January 13th. Included in this blast is exclusive content, a spotlight of the book, and a giveaway. One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

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Amazon Deals of the Day: Teens/YA

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Finally, I arrive at the Teens/YA section. I’ll be honest, I read just about everything, but when I buy books, most of them are Teens/YA novels for some reason. I just think the Teen/YA novels are better lately than a lot of the “adult” fiction.