Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ready, Set, Listen Up! Power Up Your Work Outs with Some Romance!

Ready, Set, Listen Up!
With spring coming in fits and starts, you know it's really going to be here...soon...right? I get REALLY bored when I walk my dogs, so I always have my earbuds in and a book playing when I'm hoofing it. The time flies and so do my feet! So why not be prepared with some good audiobooks to power up your work outs? I have two award winning books that are now available in audiobooks, both narrated by the awesome Jeffery Hutchins.
The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle, Hotel LaBelle Series, Book 1
When hotel inspector, Tallulah Thompson, is called in along with her pug, Franny, to investigate renovation delays, she meets an extremely annoyed and dapper turn-of-the-century innkeeper. The only problem is he’s in limbo, neither dead nor alive, and Tallulah and the pug are the first to see him in a hundred years.

Cursed by a medicine woman, “Love ‘em and Leave ‘em Lucius” Stewart is stuck between worlds until he finds his true love and gives her his heart. When he first sees Tallulah, he doesn’t know what he’s feeling. Yet, her stunning beauty, and feisty attitude pull him in.

With the fate of Hotel LaBelle on the line, Tallulah with the help of a powerful medicine woman turns Lucius back into a flesh and blood man. She and Lucius team up to save the hotel, but Tallulah can't help but wonder if he will ever let go of his past love and learn to love again.

Available at Amazon and iTunes

Legacy of Evil, Hotel LaBelle Series, Book 2 
When a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out what happened. Once on scene, she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing drone and calls her black-ops brother for backup.

Emma's help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley. Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance his boss's sister needs. That is, until he sees Emma, a valiant warrior woman proud of her Crow heritage.

Posing as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the growing attachment they feel for each other. When the lives of many are on the line, they are not sure if they will live or die - let alone, have a chance at love.
Available at Amazon and iTunes

To help you spring into action, I'm giving away four (4) free copies of these audiobooks (two of each) to four random commenters. Such a deal, you say! What's the catch? All you need to do is listen to the book and give it an honest review on Amazon or iTunes. That's it!

To get the ball rolling, tell me what's your LEAST FAVORITE work out activity? I confess, it's working on my abs. Does anyone have a cure for flabby abs? PLEASE SHARE! LOL!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Love for Sale: Audiobooks by Linda Nightingale


From the time I discovered audiobooks, I loved to listen the other words writers created for me.  I was a writer but not anything serious.  Just a scribble here and there.  I even listened to books I probably wouldn’t have read and fell in love with the author’s works. There’s something about hearing the voice that makes the book really come alive.
I live in Houston though soon I’m moving to South Carolina.  Years ago, I worked at IAH (Bush International) and had a long drive from near the Galleria to the airport.  I reached into my memory and pulled out the audiobook, bought some and transformed my tedious commute into an adventure. In fact, once I was so engrossed in the book that I actually passed my exit and had to turn around.  Didn’t matter. I wasn’t late, and I had the opportunity to listen to more! Still, in the parking lot, I didn’t want to leave the car. Not wanting to go to work might have played some part in that, but I credit my total immersion in the audiobook.
I write for The Wild Rose Press, and when the publisher announced that our books were going to be offered on Audible as audiobooks, I jumped at the chance. The narrators submit a 15-minute reading of the excerpt you provide when you sign up.  After you listen, you are given the opportunity to say yay or nay. Then as the book progresses, the narrator submits segments, usually chapters, for the author to proof. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to these voice actors perform my books and would sometimes listen more than once to a submission.  Sometimes, I wished I could change things in this sentence or that phrase in the book!
The big day arrives, and the book is released in audio! You happy dance.  You listen to all your chapters again and happy dance some more. You go to sleep and hear the narrator’s voice in your dreams. I was very fortunate in my narrators.  One did a good Southern accent, and the Englishwoman who read Love For Sale and the Morgan stories was wonderful.  Her voice is perfect for the books, and she really dramatizes the books. As reviews come in, the listener grades the story, the narrator, and gives an overall star rating.  It’s tense waiting for reviews, let me tell you!
I now have three audiobooks available through Audible.  The sample links take you to the book page on my website and have a longer sample than Audible.
Her General in Gray, a ghostly tale of love.
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Love For Sale – Human-like androids programmed to love.
Book Video
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Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody – a vampire’s love stories
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I have a few promo codes to give away for honest reviews. If you are interested, email me at: Nitethyme2003@yahoo.com.
You can find me at:
Web Site:  http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
Blog:  https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/ - Lots of interesting guests & prizes


Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody - Love For Sale -

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Night Owl Reviews Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt!

Hi Readers,

I've got a special reader treat for you. I'm one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Romance "Spring Fling" Scavenger Hunt.

During this event I'm going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check my featured title out along the way.

The grand prize is a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Over $900 in prizes!

Enter Now at: https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Spring-Fling-2018-by-Web-Hunt

Event Dates: Apr 12 - May 3


 
When a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out what happened. Once on scene she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing drone, and calls her black ops brother for back-up.

Emma's help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley. Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance, his boss's sister needs. That is until he sees Emma, a valiant Warrior Woman proud of her Crow heritage.

Posing as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the now growing attachment they feel for one another. When the lives of many are on the line, they are not sure if they will live or die—let alone have a chance at love.


BUY: Amazon | BookStrand | B&N | Kobo | Google | iBooks | The Wild Rose Press
   
 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Top Ten Things to Do in Billings, Montana


 
Last summer my husband and I spent three beautiful days in Billings, the largest city in the State of Montana. I confess that when I started researching the setting for my Hotel LaBelle Series, I began to have a major book setting crush. (Shhh. Don't tell Baltimore, Maryland or Punta Gorda, Florida!) I specifically wanted to go there to see the Northern Hotel, which I used to research historic hotels from the turn of the century, and the Crow Fair, a national event for all of the Crow Nation, and many other Native American Tribes. This year is the Centennial of this major festival! One hundred years of family reunions, fry bread, bison burgers, pow-wows, drumming, dancing, rodeos and horse racing!  
As we planned our summer vacation this year, I pined to return to Billings, but we have another exciting place to go instead. More on that later (hint: it's in western Montana). In the meantime, here's my top ten list of things to do in this great city!

Top Ten Things to Do in Billings, Montana
2.     Pictograph Cave State Park http://stateparks.mt.gov/pictograph-cave/
3.     Chief Plenty Coups State Park http://stateparks.mt.gov/chief-plenty-coups/
4.     Little Bighorn Battlefield https://www.nps.gov/libi/index.htm
5.     Microbreweries http://www.visitbillings.com/brew-tour.php
If you don't have time to get to Billings, you can read my Hotel LaBelle Series to get a taste of the Big Sky Country and my Paranormal Western Romances. 

The Haunting of Hotel LaBelle, Book 1 in the Hotel LaBelle Series  

BUY: Audio

Legacy of Evil, Book 2 in the Hotel LaBelle Series
BUY: Amazon | BookStrand | B&N | Kobo | Google | iBooks | The Wild Rose Press
Available in Audio Soon!



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Oath Forger #1 The Oath Forger Series - A Reverse Harem Sci-fi Romance By Nia Mars

 
Oath Forger #1 The Oath Forger Series - A Reverse Harem Sci-fi Romance  By Nia Mars
Nia has a fantastic giveaway on her website for the books on your Amazon wishlist up to $100. Go here to learn more https://niamars.com/wishlist-giveaway

About the Book:
I'm a scavenger. So what? With society's collapse on Earth, I do what I have to for survival. Especially after I'm kidnapped by space pirates. I have no idea why the five most powerful rulers in the universe decide that I'm the Oath Forger, the one foretold to fuse their royal houses together and bring peace. But I'm going to play along. Because, hey, it's better than probes in uncomfortable places. Now let's just hope they don't find out I'm lying.
Book Links:
Other Books in the Series:
About Nia Mars:
ABOUT ME: Books. Reading. Writing. Playing with the dog. That's my life, in a nutshell. I love discovering new authors and new trends. Hello Reverse Harem novels!!!! Where have you been all my life? I love everything sci-fi, paranormal, and fantasy. I eat enough chocolate that at this point, I'm probably made of chocolate. OK, chocolate and coffee.
WHAT'S NEW: I've just published OATH FORGER, a soon-to-be bestselling, post-apocalyptic, reverse harem, sci-fi romance serial. Ha! Say that three times fast. :)
WHAT ELSE: If you'd rather try a standalone sci-fi romance from me, grab WARLORD. And make sure you don't sit near anything flammable while reading it. Because it's HOT. Whatever level of heat you're thinking right now? Double it. (Not recommended if you don't have AC, or at least a ceiling fan.) You've been warned.
IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A DRAGON: Check out DRAGON LORD, my upcoming dragon-shifter romance. And be prepared to lose your heart to a sexy, grumpy dragon. The best kind!
MY WISH LIST: (In case my fairy grandmother is reading this.)
1. For the OATH FORGER series to find readers who love these stories as much as I do.
2. Finishing my Master's Degree in (what else) Writing Creative Fiction. (When I'm not writing books, I'm doing homework.)
WARRANTY: Your satisfaction is very important to me. If you have a complaint, please write it on a box of 50-piece Assorted Godiva Chocolate Truffles, and mail it to my office. I promise to personally see to all complaints.
Social Links:
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