New Release: It Happened on Love Street, by @LiaRileyWrites

Another new release to share with you? Yes! It’s a big day for new book releases, and this is one from Lia Riley.

Along with Jessica Park’s release of 180 Seconds (click the title to find out more), Riley’s It Happened on Love Street is another I’m currently reading through for review…about halfway through and really want to find time to finish it. Let’s cross our fingers that I’ll get to both much sooner. They’re worth my time if I can find it.

But you may have more reading time than me, so I hope you’ll consider grabbing a copy of Lia Riley’s new book, check out her backlist, and have a great Tuesday full of reading!

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The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . . 

Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal’s plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn’t an option. So when the town vet-and her sexy new neighbor-offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man’s best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland’s hot animal whisperer leaves her panting.

The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he’s been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But sultry southern nights get complicated once sparks fly between him and the knockout next door. When she proposes a sexy, secret fling-all the deliciousness and none of the prying neighbors-it seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Pepper’s determined to leave Love Street, and when she goes, she just might take his heart with her . . .

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It Happened on Love Street is available from:
Amazon | KoboB&N | iBooks

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About the Author:

Lia Riley writes offbeat contemporary romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn’t mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.

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New Release: 180 Seconds, by @JessicaPark24

A new book from Jessica Park? Yes! That’s what I have for you today. It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to share a new one from Jessica, but the wait is always worth it.

And if reading about the book today doesn’t make you buy the book, I may be able to convince you a bit more in the near future. I have an ARC of this one to read. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to read more than a few chapters yet. Life’s gotten in the way of my reading time…but I’m really into what I’ve read so far! So stay tuned for that review. It’ll be coming hopefully soon.

And if 180 Seconds isn’t enough book for you today, be sure to check out Lia Riley’s brand new release It Happened on Love Street. Click on that title to read more about it. Continue down this post for more about Park’s. I’m enjoying both right now, no matter how slowly I’m moving along.
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Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds…

After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, Allison is determined to keep others at arm’s length. Adopted at sixteen, she knows better than to believe in the permanence of anything. But as she begins her third year in college, she finds it increasingly difficult to disappear into the white noise pouring from her earbuds.

One unsuspecting afternoon, Allison is roped into a social experiment just off campus. Suddenly, she finds herself in front of a crowd, forced to interact with a complete stranger for 180 seconds. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.

When time is called, the intensity of the experience overwhelms Allison and Esben in a way that unnerves and electrifies them both. With a push from her oldest friend, Allison embarks on a journey to find out if what she and Esben shared is the real thing—and if she can finally trust in herself, in others, and in love.

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Want to grab a copy now? You can find it over on

Amazon

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About the Author:

Jessica Park is the author of LEFT DROWNING, FLAT-OUT LOVE, the FOL companion novella, FLAT-OUT MATT., FLAT-OUT CELESTE (new!), and RELATIVELY FAMOUS. Jessica grew up in the Boston area and attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After spending four years in the frigid north, including suffering through one memorable Halloween blizzard, Jessica hightailed it back to the east coast. She now lives in (relatively balmy) New Hampshire with her husband, son, bananas dogs named Fritzy and Finn, and a selfish cat. When not writing, Jessica indulges her healthy obsessions with Facebook and complicated coffee beverages.

 You can e-mail her HERE. Tell her about your ex-boyfriend who was a font nerd. Or send pictures of awesome Flat People on adventures. (You get bonus points for this. Possibly some sort of award, too.) Stories of online romance. Apartment rental disasters. Skydiving experiences… Whatever you want. And like any normal person, she has an online addiction, so you can find her on FACEBOOK and TWITTER where she updates with much greater regularity than she does on her blog.

Jessica is a huge proponent of self-publishing — after all, it worked well for her! — and has put together some thoughts for other authors on the self-publishing process and its pros and cons on this site.

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#Free #Horror Ebook! Ari, by @thesmboyce

Do you like horror? Do you like ghosts? Do you like FREE books? If you answered yes to some or all of those questions, you might want to grab a copy of this book. S.M. Boyce is offering up the first book in her To Each His Ghost series for free today and tomorrow (April 23-24).

You can find the link below if you don’t have this one. You’ll also find another freebie. Origins is a short story in the series. They can be read an any order, so don’t worry about any of that.

Go grab your freebies. And happy reading!

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Ari

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A Ghostly Paranormal Horror Novel

The moment Ari Bowers stepped inside the abandoned farmhouse on the outskirts of White Haven, Pennsylvania, she wanted to hightail it out of there like the ghost-fearing girl she was. Instead, she let her crush, Marcus Wagner, lead her into the shadows.

Oops.

As she predicted, they ran out screaming. But something followed her home.

Since that night, Ari is haunted by something she can’t see. It watches her when she sleeps. It caresses her in the shower. It carves words into her skin and lives alongside her, never satisfied with her terror. It always wants more, and Ari begins to fear it will take her and her date back to the farmhouse… forever.

For Ari and Marcus, it’s not a matter of whether or not monsters are real; It’s a life-or-death race to figure out which one is out to drag their souls to hell.

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Want a free copy of this Ari? You can find it on:

Amazon
(free April 23-24)

and if you want to grab the other freebie, Origins, you can find it on:

Amazon | Kobo | B&N | iBooks

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About the Author

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When S. M. Boyce graduated with a degree in creative writing, she realized that made her well-qualified for serving French fries. It would take years of writing hundreds of thousands of words of all kinds before she became the bestselling action and adventure author she is today.

Boyce specializes in action-packed stories that weave in fantasy, mystery, and heroines with an knack for mischief. All romantic leads are based loosely on her husband, who proves that soulmates are real. She has a deep love for ghosts, magic, and spooky things. If you’ve already finished her books, check out her blog or twitter feed for a dash of adventure.

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New Release: Savage Souls, by @thesmboyce

I’m a few days late in sharing this new release, but doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be excited about it! It’s a new book from S.M. BOYCE!!!

And this one’s a bit different than her Grimoire Saga or To Each His Ghost books. This new release, Savage Souls, was written within The Runes Universe, first established in Ednah Walters book Runes (and the Runes series that follows).

The Runes Universe is part of the Kindleworlds program and includes a number of other great authors writing a variety of different characters within the world Walter’s built. I hope you take a look at those, after checking out Boyce’s book.

Now I’ll let you go read more about the book. You’ll also find where you can grab a copy for yourself and where to find more about the other books in The Runes Universe below.

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There are two things 18-year-old Cadence Murphy is proud of: she is an amazing Witch with the healing magic of nature, and she can run a five-minute mile. There’s just one tiny problem: an ancient darkness in her blood is messing with her healing abilities. When some very powerful, cruel men want to destroy her for it, she must tempt fate itself to stop them.

Discharged from the marines for bad conduct, 20-year-old Drew Richards uses his deadly skills to neutralize criminals and lowlifes… for a fee. So when a wealthy businessman offers half a million to kill some girl, Drew is more than willing—until he sees her, and his priorities change.

But the Norns—the weavers of fate—have decided Drew is destined to kill Cadence. Can he resist his destiny? Suspenseful, romantic, and rich with chilling magic, Savage Souls captures the essence of forbidden love—and the consequences that come with it.

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Want a copy of this book? You can find it on:

Amazon

And if you’d like to check out the rest of The Rune Universe books, you can find them on:

Amazon

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About the Author:

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When S. M. Boyce graduated with a degree in creative writing, she realized that made her well-qualified for serving French fries. It would take years of writing hundreds of thousands of words of all kinds before she became the fantasy and horror novelist she is today.

Boyce specializes in action-packed stories that weave in fantasy, mystery, and heroines with a knack for mischief. All romantic leads are based loosely on her husband, who proves that soulmates are real.

She has a deep love for ghosts, magic, and spooky things. If you’ve already finished her books, check out her blog or twitter feed for a dash of adventure.

Connect with Boyce

Story Time Friday: More poetry from @thysilverdoe

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poetry by Linda M. Crate

little white ghost

i don’t know why
the memory
of you
haunts me
when you ghosted me
i thought there
was something
wrong with me,
but normal people don’t go
crashing through people’s hearts
like wrecking balls
simply for sport;
i realized that there was nothing
wrong with me
even if i am broken
because i am full of love and light
and i am worthy of
being loved in the way that i love and care
which is fully
you threw away a ruby for the pursuit of marbles,
and i hope you like those games you play
because one day you’re going to
be played too;
and i hope you feel as bad as i did and realized
that your crap does smell.

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i will achieve

resistance is futile,
i’ve heard,
but i will continue to fight
against reality
until i have conquered it
and my dreams
reign supreme over my life becoming
the very thing people told me they couldn’t
be: real—
i know i have a purpose
a glorious and beautiful future awaits me
i have seen it in my dreams,
and so i will work hard
until it is mine;
then i will fabricate more dreams in this tapestry
of life and achieve them, too;
i have come too far
to simply swallow all my hopes and aspirations—
i have doubt and i have fear,
but i will brave them both and slay every negative
monster in myself until only the positive
remain.

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About the Author:

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017. Her novel Phoenix Tears is forthcoming.

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How to Submit:

For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip one in 😛 ): miztrebor88@gmail.com. Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!

#NewRelease: The Immortal Bond, by @Amy_Sparling

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After discovering who’s really in charge of the Rosewater Clan, Cara and Theo find themselves in a deadly imprisonment they can’t seem to escape. Theo has to come clean about some things in his past that he’s kept hidden, an Cara struggles to keep it together knowing she’s now solely responsible for Theo’s life.

Now that the truth is known, Theo and Cara must work together to find a way to save themselves, their mortalities, and their loved ones back in the mansion. First, they have to defeat Lady Em, a powerful immortal who can’t keep her eyes off Theo.

And then they’ll have to find a way to save themselves before the rival clans realize what they’ve done.

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You can grab a copy of this book from

Amazon

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About the Author:

Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She also writes books for older teens under the name Cheyanne Young.

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Prose Verse Babel 12 – Some Book Spine Poetry

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Part of how we can celebrate National Poetry Month is by “writing” book spine poetry. Here on A Life Among the Pages I have a series called Prose Verse Babel. It’s dedicated to sharing book spine poems “written” by myself and other readers.

There hasn’t been a new PVB post in a long time, but today I’m trying to resurrect it. I’d love to do at least one more PVB post this month. Hopefully some of you’d like to be part of it. If so, you can find more details at the end of the post.

For now, here are a few I threw together just now!

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In the unlikely event
the husband’s
secret love walked in,
nobody’s safe!

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Woman at point zero,
leaving
cold sassy embers
under Plum Lake,
New York.

Everything is illuminated.
Paper moon, barefoot
jazz.

The Ten-Year Nap.
Beautiful Ruins.

Shovel ready?
Bring up
the bodies!

 

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If you’d like to send in some of your own book spine poetry, you can find out how to do that on the main Prose Verse Babel page. I’m always happy to share with my readers. They love this stuff!