Friday, July 21, 2017

Featured Author: Amanda Kaitlyn

Welcome Today's Featured Author
Amanda Kaitlyn!!

Finding Beautiful (The Beautifully Broken Series #1)


I am damaged. Broken. I have given up on men. When I stumbled upon a sleek Jaguar and the man that works beneath the hood of it, I am drawn to him instantly.
He was electric. He was undeniably attractive.
But worst of all?
He wanted me.
I knew I was in trouble.
But somehow, I trusted him.
“Breathe, Aria. Christ please, just breathe for me.”
Gavin came into my life like a hurricane, turning my world on its head. I didn’t want to fall for him, but it was inevitable.
From the moment we met, he claimed my heart.
I knew he would do whatever it took to protect it.
When the shadows I fought so hard to escape threatened to tear us apart, could the love we'd found be enough to persevere?
Or would our fight be in vain?
"I'm going to give you the world, Beautiful. This is only the beginning."

Finding Beautiful is the first book in a series of stand alones by Amanda Kaitlyn.

Breaking Lucas (The Beautifully Broken Series #2)

He was my everything.
My every day and my every night.
My every dream and my every hope. And then he was gone.
Someone once told me that love knows no bounds. It went beyond time, distance or hatred. Could that possibly be true? It wasn’t until five years after the day Lucas walked away from our life that I realized how true that was. He came barreling back into my reality and I was powerless to stop the love that still festered inside of my soul for him.
Now that he’s back, I don’t know how I can protect my heart from the wrath he’ll bring. Even after all we’ve lost can we find the love we once shared, once more?
"I was a f****ng fool, Kaelyn. There isn’t a day that’s gone by I haven’t wished I’d stayed with you"

This Beautiful Love (The Beautifully Broken Series #3)

"We had a forever kind of love. There was nothing I wouldn’t do for him, except let him go.”

Aria never imagined that she would be able to find true happiness and love after living the life she had. She’d felt heartbreak. She’d fallen and she’d feared and she’d hid from the hell her life became at one point. But she also fought. She bled. She grew stronger and she stood taller as the love of one man, the love of her life, stood beside her. His love had carried her through the worst of times and the best and she refused to let him go without a fight.

Gavin Thomas was always the strong one. No matter what had happened in his life, he could rise above it and be stronger for the struggles he had faced. The second his beautiful wife, Aria Georgia Morgan, walked into his life, everything changed. He became her protector, her lover, her best friend and then, her husband.

Two children, a thousand kisses and a decade later, the love that had sparked between them was as strong as ever and he thanked his lucky stars every day because of it.

Can Aria & Gavin find a way through his deceit?

Is forever possible for them?

Find out what comes after Gavin & Aria’s happily ever after in This Beautiful Love.

Unwrapping Lucas

From the author of debut contemporary romance, “Finding Beautiful” comes an enchanting Christmas novella about the joy of the holiday season, second chances and a love worth fighting for.


I never believed in second chances until I found him.
My love.
My savior.
My everything.
Ten years after our lives were intertwined again and I still loved him more than I ever thought possible.
A horrible disease had broken us, once but the connection we shared surpassed the power of it.
Somehow, we had found our second chance.
This is the story of how we fell apart.
It happened slowly, then all at once.
Like how we fell in love so very long ago.
We were drifting apart.
I was losing him.
I tried to find him, to pull him back from the brink.
I had a surprise for him and I wanted it to be perfect.
Could I find a way back to our love before Christmas arrived?
Or would I lose him all over again?
Unwrapping Lucas is the fourth book in The Beautifully Broken Series and should be read in order for the best reading experience.

About Amanda Kaitlyn:
Debut author of bestselling novel, Finding Beautiful, Amanda Kaitlyn is an incurable romantic. A lover of fairytales, just a tad dirtier than the ones she used to read as a child. In her free time you can find her reading, writing or walking her 3 dogs, Sable, Bella and Princess. Amanda likes to keep her stories real and her characters relatable and in the pages of her books you can find angsty, emotionally driven romance and alpha men that will do anything for the women they love. Find her on social media to learn more. 

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Interview With Amanda Kaitlyn:

1. Can you tell us a little about your books? 
My books contain emotionally driven romance, ones that will make you breathless and more than likely make you cry. The love you'll find between my characters is rivaled by real issues faced in today's world and it's important to me to shed light on these issues in my writing. 
2. What is your newest release? 
Dare To Love is my newest release. It's a lesbian romance and I am extremely proud of it. 
3. For a reader who hasn't read your books yet, which book do you suggest they start with? 
Finding Beautiful. Though each book can be read as a standalone, I really think reading them in order will give readers the best experience. 
4. If you ever experience a case of writer’s block, how do you cure it?
I listen to music or watch my favorite movie, The Notebook. 
5. Do you work with an outline, or just write? 
A little of both!
6. What book did you enjoy writing the most and why? 
 Breaking Lucas. It's a second chance romance so I had a lot of fun making these two strong, stubborn characters fall in love, again.  
7. If  you could spend 24 hours as a fictional character, who would you chose? 
Hermoine Granger. No doubts. 
 8. Are you attending any Author Signing Events?  

Yes! I'll be signing at Readers and Writers Tampa 2017 and Historic Salem by Wanderlust Signing Events in October 2018.   

9. What are you working on next?
The sixth book in the series. It deals with an issue that hits home in a big way for me, so I'm excited to see where it takes me!

Surprise Cover Reveal for Balance Check by M.E. Carter

Title: Balance Check
A #MyNewLife Novel
Author: M.E. Carter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Murphy Rae, Indie Solutions
Release Date: August 18, 2017


Life has a funny way of throwing you off balance.

Take me for example. I spent years in a bad marriage with a self-serving ass, only to have the love of my life show up when I least expected him. Greg helped me on my journey of self discovery and taught me that, no, I’m not perfect. But I’m perfectly me.  It was an amazing journey.

We laughed hard. We loved even harder.

And then he was suddenly and cruelly ripped away from me by the unclenching jaws of fate.

Ok, so it wasn’t that dramatic. And I really need to stop watching the Investigation Channel.

But now Greg is back and as it turns out, re-incorporating someone into your life isn’t that easy. Between jobs, kids, and barely-there friendships, life and love can be messy. Making it all work is a balancing act. 

But we’re determined to get it in check.

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Author Bio

Mother, reader, storytellerME Carter never set out to write books. But when a friend practically forced a copy of Twilight into her hands, the love of the written word she had lost as a child was rekindled. With a story always rolling around in her head, it should come as no surprise that she finally started putting them on paper. She lives in Texas with her four children, Mary, Elizabeth, Carter and Bug, who sadly was born long after her pen name was created, and will probably need extensive therapy because of it.

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Release Blitz of Hell Hath No Fury by Annabelle Anders

Title: Hell Hath No Fury
Author: Annabelle Anders
Genre: Regency
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing


Most London Misses are looking to find a husband, Cecily Nottingham wants to get rid of one.

To keep the money, he has to keep her as well…
Cecily Nottingham has made a huge mistake.
The marriage bed was still warm when the earl she thought she loved crawled out of it and announced that he loved someone else.
Loves. Someone else.
All he saw in Cecily was her dowry.
But he’s in for the shock of his life, because in order to keep the money, he has to keep her.
With nothing to lose, Cecily sets out to seduce her husband’s cousin, Stephen Nottingham, in an attempt to goad the earl into divorcing her. Little does she realize that Stephen would turn out to be everything her husband was not: Honorable, loyal, trustworthy…Handsome as sin.
Stephen only returned to England for one reason. Save his cousin’s estate from financial ruin. Instead, he finds himself face to face with his cousins beautiful and scorned wife, he isn’t sure what to do first, strangle his cousin, or kiss his wife. His honor is about to be questioned, right along with his self-control.
Amid snakes, duels and a good catfight, Cecily realizes the game she’s playing has high stakes indeed.  There are only a few ways for a marriage to end in Regency England and none of them come without a high price. Is she willing to pay it? Is Stephen? A ‘Happily Ever After’ hangs in the balance, because, yes, love can conquer all, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help.

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“Stephen!” she gasped, shocked by what he seemed intent upon doing. “What on earth are you doing?”
He  looked up at her, smiling lustily. “Nothing.”
And then he went about his business.
Not in a million years had she ever imagined allowing a man to do… this!
And with his mouth no less!
“Oh, my God! Stephen, you are wicked,” she said, feeling quite wicked herself as she grasped the sides of his head.
He was not to be deterred. His tongue stroked and sucked in much the same way he’d done with her mouth, causing a new multitude of sensations to spiral inside of her.
He paused only a moment to look up at her.
“Surrender, Cecily.” He said. Giving her a lazy, sensual smile, “And prepare to die.”

A little about the music in the trailer…

The song for the trailer was written by myself and my sister, Marcie Stanley. Marcie’s beautiful voice is featured while she plays the piano… Due to illness, Marcie doesn’t perform much anymore so it was very special for me to be able to use the song that we wrote together, over twenty years ago.
The Song is titled “Disposable Relationship.”  I have a few tweeks for the lyrics to fit Stephen and Cecily’s situation.  Next time Marcie is up to recording I’ll change them to this:
For you, I would have done anything.
For you, can NOT have my soul.
For once you looked at me with empty eyes, the consequences… began to roll…
You’re a disposable relationship, damn the ton I’ll see your body gone. I’m throwing away a piece of my heart with you.
with the ash and the chamber pots of my life… you’re going down and I won’t cry… anymore…

Review by Gia:
I don't read historical romances.  That's one of the genre I had not read and stayed away from it.   That being said when this one popped up on my kindle and I realized it had Countess and a Earl in it I kind of freaked out.   I had that moment of omg do I attempt to read this or do I apology for signing up for an ARC of genre I don't read.   I went back to the blurb and yeah I had to give this one a try.   After all my worrying, I really did like this one.  
Cecil married Flavion.  Flavion is the Earl of Kensington.   Cecil thought the marriage was based on love but she found out shortly after that Flavion just wanted her dowry.  Cecil is a great character and has a fun group of friends.   She wants out of the marriage and comes up with a plan to get Flavion to divorce her.   She gets help with her plan from Flavion's cousin Stephen.  Flavion is not a likable character.  Right from the beginning of the story, he is unlikable.   Stephen on the other hand, is a completely likeable character.   As Stephen and Cecil spend more time together an attraction builds.   There is also secrets and danger in this story.  It has a good story-line that kept me interested.  
4 Amazeballs Stars!

Married to the same man for over 25 years, Annabelle Anders is mother to three children and two Miniature Wiener dogs. After owning a business and experiencing considerable success, she and her husband got caught in the financial crisis and lost everything; their business, their home, even their car.
At this point, she put her B.A. in Poly Sci to use and took work as a waitress and bartender.
Unwilling to give up on a professional life, she simultaneously went back to college and obtained a degree in Energy Management.
And then the energy market dropped off.
And then her dog died.
We can only be grateful for this series of unfortunate events, for, with nothing to lose and completely demoralized, she sat down and began to write the romance novels which had until then, existed only in her imagination.
She is happy to have found her place in life.

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I write under the name ANNABELLE ANDERS and my first book, Hell Hath No Fury released on 7-7-17.   I love the date!
Anyway, my novel is an edgy Regency Romance. I say ‘ edgy’, because it’s a little off the beaten path. Whereas most heroines in Regency Romances begin the story NEEDING a husband, my character, Cecily, needs to get rid of one. The man she married (an earl)  turned out to be a complete and utter toad (not literally! LOL)

My QUESTION FOR THIS GIVEAWAY is: Does it bother you that the hero is not the man she is married to in the beginning? E-mail your comment to  along with your address and I’ll send you a Hell Hath No Fury Tasseled Bookmark. (First 20 Respondents) Please include the name of the group or blog you are responding from 🙂
I look forward to discovering your thoughts on this concept!