Book Cover Monday: Danny by Margo Anne Rhea

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I know they say to never judge a book by its cover, but as readers we do this all the time.

The first thing that attracts us to a book is the cover. When I first saw the cover of Danny, by Margo Anne Rhea, I knew it was a must read for me. It has all the seductive elements needed to lure you in. There is a sexy scene taking place on the cover. The look on the Hero and heroine’s face is scorching hot. When you read the book blurb you have no choice but to think, wow…….I…..must…buy…this…now!

Don’t believe me, well here’s the blurb:

Paige Warren is sure she’s come to terms with her impending divorce, until she wakes up in bed with her soon-to-be ex, Danny. Worse yet, the bed belongs to Stacey, the sexual surrogate Paige and Danny have been sleeping with for months — and Stacey’s not there.
As much as Paige tries to deny it, she soon realizes she’s still in love with Danny. Now she’s torn between him and the woman who holds them together. Should she risk hurting Stacey to rekindle a monogamous relationship with the man she once thought she’d spend the rest of her life with, or should she learn from past experience?

See what I mean!!!!!

Danny is available now on Amazon and other places e-books are sold.

http://www.amazon.com/Danny-ebook/dp/B00CVV1GQ8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1368995381&sr=1-1&keywords=margo+anne+rhea

This book has officially been judged by its cover and I can’t wait to read it.

Xoxo Siren

Book Cover Monday – The Best Man by Ana Blaze

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I know they say to never judge a book by its cover but as readers we do so all the time.

The first thing that attracts you to a book is its cover. I love the cover for The Best Man by Ana Blaze. The cover is elegant and you can’t help but wonder…is the bride leaving with the best man?

Well I’ve read the book and trust me the bride is…well I can’t tell you what the bride is or is not doing. You have to read the book and find out for yourself. You won’t regret it! 🙂

The Best Man by Ana Blaze is available! You can add it to Goodreads: http://goo.gl/PTh5R. And you can buy it here:
– Amazon: http://goo.gl/o0eiH
– B&N: http://goo.gl/yQUE1
– Kobo: http://goo.gl/1yNgf
– Smashwords: http://goo.gl/Aofd3

This book has officially been judged by its cover and I found it to be a great read!

xoxo
Siren

Book Cover Monday/Author Interview with Janiera Eldridge

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Welcome to Book Cover Monday. Today we have the very talented Janiera Eldridge here with us! (Every one clap real loud for Janiera.) I love her cover for Good Ghost Gone Bad. If like me, you love the horror genre, then this is the book for you.

Siren: Janiera when was your book released?

Janiera: Feb. 3, 2013

Siren: Yay, it’s already out, so I don’t have to wait to read it. Where can we find you on the web and what’s your next blog stop if any?

Janiera: You can find me at my author and reader blog – Books, Beauty and Bodascious Deals. http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com

Siren: Janiera, How old where you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Janiera: I was around 21 when I realized college really wasn’t for me but writing creative stories was!

Siren: Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Janiera: My parents, they encouraged me that I can do anything and at times I feel like I actually can. lol

Siren: Ahhh, love that answer and just for the record – you can do anything you put your mind to. 🙂 How did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Janiera: I watch a lot of Investigation Discovery. It inspired me to write a story about seeking revenge against so many of the nasty murderers out there. I desired to write a scary revenge tale.

Siren: How did you come up with the title?

Janiera: I wanted it to be a campy title like some of the other ghost films. The title tells you it’s a scary book, but it also shows you some of the campiness that can be found in the book.

Siren: What advice would you give to others who are interested in/or currently working towards becoming a published author.

Janiera: Write the story you have in your heart and don’t sacrifice your story for anyone! If traditional publishers don’t publish it, don’t worry, self-publishing is an amazing new option! It’s rewarding and really helps you to grow as a person.

Siren: What books/authors have influenced your writing?

Janiera: Stephen King, Stephanie Meyers, Kathryn Stockett, pretty much anyone who wrote a book that I love has helped me to write my own amazing story.

Siren: Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Janiera: All the time! I get over it by watching a good movie or reading a good book to get the juices flowing. Sadly, it’s life that often gets in the way of my creative. Not the wonderful world of fantasy.

Siren: Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Janiera: Oh no, never! I write a story by the seat of my pants and let the story develop itself. I find my writing so much better this way and more juicy too.

Siren: Yay! I’ve had a lot of authors say that they don’t write an outline for their stories. Glad i’m not the only one. What is your favorite time of the day to write and your favorite place to write?

Janiera: I love writing in the afternoon or evening propped up in my bed. The later the better, the best ideas come when the world is quiet.

Siren: What’s your favorite food to eat while writing?

Janiera: I always have to have lemon water present if I’m not sipping on coffee while I’m writing. It’s strange but true.

Siren: Ohhh, I have to have coffee when I write, no matter what time of day or night it is. What do you do when you’re not writing?

Janiera: I’m usually reading If not that then hanging with my family. The simple things make me happy!

Siren: You sound like me. I enjoy time with my family also and I have a very big family. Janiera I have enjoyed this interview. I’ve already read your other book, Soul Sisters, which I loved; now I have to read Good Ghost Gone Bad. Thanks for stopping by Janiera. 🙂

For you readers out there here is a synopsis of Good Ghost Gone Bad. Be sure to read the excerpt below also – it really hooked me. I can’t wait to read this book and I love the cover for it!

Synopsis: Brianna Moreno was an average 22-year-old women who loved shopping, hanging out with her friends and making more career plans….until the night she was brutally and unexpectedly murdered.

Now she finds herself trapped in the ghost world while residing on earth. The problem is, her killer can see all of his ghostly victims and enjoys taunting them as much as he does killing them.Brianna soon finds out that her killer has horrible new plans concerning her family.

Brianna meets up with a few of her killer’s past victims to hatch a plan so terrifying, the entire town will never be the same again.

Brianna is a good ghost gone bad; the good girl side is gone forever!

*This book is not a YA read. It’s an 18+ only novella that features sex, strong language and strong violence.

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Good-Ghost-Gone-Janiera-Eldridge/dp/1482345730/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2
Barnes and Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-ghost-gone-bad-janiera-eldridge/1114266415?ean=2940015962499

Excerpt
That’s when I saw my face on the TV. It was my high school picture from four years ago. My face was fuller since I had lost 25 pounds this year from spending some of my spare time on a recreational soccer team but overall, I looked the same. There was no way I could fool myself into thinking it wasn’t me on the television screen. Next to the picture were the stats that once belonged to my physical self. The conservative looking reporter with his perfectly brushed come-over and bright blue eyes said I was 5’9, 145 pounds, black curly hair, dark skin, hazel eyes. My body shuttered from crying with no tears. It was a pathetic scene (which I was glad no one could see) but I cried harder knowing there was really no relief from this terrible pain. In life, tears were a way of watching emotional pain flee from the body, but now they were stuffed deep down inside of me somewhere and bottled up with a cork. I couldn’t hear what was being said on the TV and really didn’t want to. My parents must have gone to the police and said I was missing. I disappeared just in time to make the 11 O’clock news; I’m sure my killer was at home enjoying this. Exploding in anger, I punched the outside wall that faced the street. The couple sitting side by side on the couch shivered and moved apart. They felt me! “Hello!” I screamed at the top of my lungs. They didn’t budge anymore, but for a moment they did feel me. There was no hole in the wall, but they must have heard when the punch landed. For a short time, I was a part of the normal world again.

Author Bio:Janiera enjoys feeding her book addiction when she not writing. Writing is theraputic to her during her struggles with Fibromyalgia. Being unable to work a normal 9-5 is what encouraged her to write full time. She is also a book blogger at Beauty and Books where she mixes being a book nerd with keeping things chic. When not reading or writing she is freelance writing in the entertainment industry.When trying to relax she likes a huge yard sale on a Saturday morning, rainy days to read by and nacho cheese is her kryptonite. Soul Sisters is her debut novel.

Feel free to visit her book blog where she loves reviewing books and doing author interview at Books & Beauty- http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com. She loves feedback and welcomes any questions or comments to her email: prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com or connect with her through her author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjanieraeldridge

Book Cover Monday/Author Interview – Fire Angel by Susanne Matthews

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Good Morning all! Today I am pleased to have Author Susanne Matthews joining me on my blog today. Everyone clap real loud for Susanne. 🙂

Susanne: Thank you so much, Siren for inviting me here today.

Siren: You’re welcome. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to join me. Let’s start off by you telling readers a little bit about yourself!

Susanne: I’m Canadian, born and bred in Cornwall, Ontario, which is just across the St. Lawrence River from New York State; there is an International bridge here and at times, it’s quite busy. I graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa and married my university sweetheart, John. We have three adult children, Greg, Jason, and Angela and five grandchildren which I adore – Hannah, Nico, Eleni, Georgia and Tonio.
I worked as an educator for more than thirty years, most of them as an English teacher, and when I retired, I decided to dedicate myself to writing, something I’d always wanted to do. I enjoy camping, gardening, reading, and watching mysteries on television. I love to travel and see new places and hope to be able to do more of that in the future.

Siren: What is the name of your new book and what genre is it?

Susanne: My new book is titled FIRE ANGEL, and it is a Romance/suspense.

Siren: When is your book scheduled to be released?

Susanne: April 29, 2013

Siren: Where can we find you on the web and your next blog stop if any?

Susanne: My website is http://www.mhsusannematthews.ca
I have a Goodreads author page at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7009276.Susanne_Matthews
Both those sites access my blogs.
As far as blog stops, I’m scheduled to appear on
Tasha Taylor’s blog April 20
Crimson Romance’s blog April 29
Kristina Knight’s blog April 30
Muse Tracks on May 3
Just Romantic Suspense on May 23-24
You can find me by searching for the names on those given dates.

Siren: Where can your readers find your book?

Susanne: My book will be available at Crimson Romance, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Nobles.

Siren: I’m excited about your new book and can’t wait to read it! Tell us a little bit about the book!

Susanne: FIRE ANGEL is a Castle meets Criminal Minds kind of story. Jake McKenzie, recently returned from Afghanistan minus a leg, is a criminal profiler hired to get into the mind of a serial killer who uses fire as his weapon of choice. Jake realizes that he doesn’t understand fire well enough to do the job on his own, so he gets the police chief to send for Alexis Michaels, a fire and arson investigator with a reputation for solving complex arson cases. What he doesn’t realize is that Alexis is the girl he fell in love with at sixteen, the one who ran away, and he’s never forgotten her. Sparks fly between them, but both Alexis and Jake have trust issues to contend with, and they have to set them aside to work together to find the killer who has made it clear that Alexis is his next target.

Siren: How old were you when you realized that writing was what you wanted to do with your life?

Susanne: I wanted to be a writer when I was a teenager, and would pound out stories on the typewriter in the basement at home, but back then, parents had definite ideas about things, and my choices were limited to teacher, nurse, or secretary. Women have so many more opportunities today. The idea of writing was always on my mind, but the realities of life kept it on the backburner until now.

Siren: Who has inspired you the most along your journey as a writer?

Susanne: My husband without a doubt; he’s always encouraging and doesn’t complain when dinner is late or I’m so wrapped up in my writing that I forget the real world exists.

Siren: Lol, you have a good husband. My fiance complains that I spend more time with my fictional men than I do with him. Susanne how did you come up with the idea of your current book?

Susanne: The main inspiration for the crime in the book came from a series of unsolved arson cases in and around Cornwall. The villain is a composite of all the people I have met with the sense of entitlement that makes them believe that what they want is more important than what anyone else wants. My wounded warrior hero was my way of acknowledging that all those who serve in the armed forces lose a bit of themselves because of the sacrifice they make. My heroine was inspired by my daughter who has an uncanny knack of being able to bounce back from adversity and who never quits, no matter how stacked against her the deck may be.

Siren: Your daughter sounds like a wonderful woman. How did you come up with the title?

Susanne: Angels are seen as good and demons as bad. I had thought of Fire Demon at one point, but decided that I liked the contrast of good versus evil better and decided on Fire Angel. When I chose it, I had no idea how popular the title was. I’ll check that out next time.

Siren: I think that’s some advice all aspiring writers should listen to – always google your title to make sure no one else is currently using it. Though that does not prevent others from using it in the future. Susanne what other advice would you give to others who are interested in/or currently working towards becoming a published author.

Susanne: Don’t give up! Keep writing and finish what you start. The worst thing an aspiring writer can do is give up on themselves and their work. I almost did that with FIRE ANGEL. I had written the story specifically for a pitch, and when the editor wasn’t even interested in looking at it, I was devastated. I was ready to throw in the towel and I didn’t write for almost a week, but the writing bug had me and I went back to the computer to start something else. One of my friends in my writing group told me that Crimson Romance was taking Twitter pitches, and I pitched to Jennifer Lawler. The rest, as they say, is history.

Siren: What books/authors have influenced your writing?

Susanne: There isn’t just one author who inspires me, just as I don’t want to write only one kind of book. I’ve read all kinds of books—science fiction, historical, suspense, paranormal, fantasy, but the thing I’ve always look for in a book was its romantic element. I’d have to say that all romance authors inspire me, and my personal favorite is Nora Roberts, who writes in so many different sub-genres, and succeeds beautifully at all of them.

Siren: Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Susanne: Sometimes; when I do, I go and do housework, do some baking, or read for a while. Then, I’ll go back to my own work and re-read the last couple of chapters. That generally puts me back on track.

Siren: Where do you get your ideas for your blogs and manuscripts?

Susanne: Inspiration comes from almost anywhere. Sometimes it will be something that I’ve heard or seen either in real life or on television, something in the newspaper, or just a personal experience. Recently, I wrote a blog about a 3D movie that had me ducking in my seat. Blogging is new to me, so I haven’t run into the ‘I have nothing to say’ problem yet. As far as ideas for manuscripts, I sometimes get those from the places we visit on holidays and the places I’d like to go. I’ve used a small part of my own ancestry in a historical novel, and my writing friends have given me lots of plot ideas. I’m a romantic at heart, so happily ever after is the goal in everything I write – how I get there is up to the characters.

Siren: Do you write an outline before every book you write?

Susanne: All the years that I taught, I religiously preached the need for an outline only to realize that I’m a pantser. I tried writing an outline for the book I’m currently writing and within two chapters I was out in left field.

Siren: Tell me about your characters.

Susanne: My characters are as real to me as any of the people outside of my writing world. I create them on the page the first time they’re mentioned in the story and then they take on a life of their own. If there are children in the story, they will behave initially like my grandchildren do; if it’s a teenager that character might take on a composite persona of any of the thousands of teens I’ve taught over the years. I tend to imbue my female characters with traits I either admire or detest, many times using some characteristic of my daughter that I admire. The males tend to be caring but not overbearing, since I’m not big on controlling men; if there is one in my stories, he won’t be the hero. My characters control the flow of the plot, taking it where it needs to go, suffering and falling in love along the way.

Siren: Since this is a romance and fashion blog I have to ask you a fashion related question – High heels or flats, which one do you prefer when it comes to shoes?

Susanne: While high heels look great on some people, I’ve never mastered the art of walking in the without wobbling. Most of the time, I prefer trendy flats or wedged heels. I love strappy sandals as long as the heel is less than 2 inches high.

Siren: What’s your favorite writing attire?

Susanne: I do my best work in my housecoat early in the morning. In fact, that’s one of the best parts of being a writer; I can work in whatever comfortable clothes I like. During the day, I’ll don jeans and a sweatshirt. This summer, I’ll probably write in loose-fitting sundresses or shorts and comfy tops.

Thank you Susanne Matthews for joining me on my blog today. I’ve enjoyed this interview and I will definitely be purchasing Fire Angel when it is released on April 29, 2013.

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By the way – I love this cover! 🙂
xoxo Siren

Book Cover Monday – Serviced: Anthology Vol 1

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I know they say to never judge a book by it’s cover but as readers we do this all the time.

Serviced: Anthology Volume 1 has a cover that contains all the elements needed to draw you in. There’s a sexy guy with rock hard abs on the cover, he’s a soldier and he has a gun; what more could you ask for?

Serviced is an anthology written by nine very talented authors who all tell very different yet sexy stories of military men and the women who love having sex with them. 🙂

This is a must read anthology! I have only heard great things about it so far. You can find more info on this book by stopping by Allie A. Burrow’s website site – she is one of the talented authors who contributed to the Serviced anthology – http://www.allieaburrow.com.

Another talented author who contributed to this sexy anthology is Jesabelle Jones. You can find Jesabelle on facebook at – https://www.facebook.com/jesabellejonesauthor?fref=ts

Serviced anthology: VOL 1
Genre: Romance anthology
Heat level: 5 (explicit!)
Words: 65,386
Publisher: Breathless Press
Release date: March 1st 2013

All’s fair in love and war, they say. Come find out if it’s true in these ten stories where soldiers prove that their skills in the field are only rivaled by their skills in the bedroom.

Serviced can be found on amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BNF9E8U

This book has officially been judged by it’s cover and I can’t wait to read it.

xoxo Siren – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Siren-Allen-Author/512231995485122?ref=hl

Book Cover Monday – Translation of Love By Alice Montalvo-Tribue

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I know they say to never judge a book by it’s cover but as readers we do this all the time.

This cover is for Author Alice Montalvo-Tribue’s new book Translation of Love which is scheduled to be released April 25, 2013. From the look in the Hero and Heroine’s eyes I can easily translate what they are saying and I can’t wait to read this book to see if my translation is correct. (I get chills from the intense look in their eyes.)

On Author Alice Montalvo-Tribue’s Facebook page she has a teaser from her new book and trust me it is nice.

You can find Author Alice Montalvo-Tribue on facebook @
https://www.facebook.com/alice.montalvotribue/216980565108887?fref=ts#!/pages/Alice-Montalvo-Tribue/216980565108887?fref=ts

Her book will be released on 4-25-2013. I’m excited! 🙂

This book has officially been judged by it’s cover and I can’t wait to read it!

xoxo Siren
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Book Cover Monday – No Second Chances by Beverley Hollowed

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I know they say to never judge a book by it’s cover but as readers we do it all the time.

This cover makes me want to beg the author to release it now instead of April 29, 2013 so I can find out why the heroine on the cover has her legs lifted in the air with fishnet thigh high’s on. Fishnet stockings plus legs in the air can only mean one thing…. 🙂
(you know what it means!)

Visit Beverley’s Author page to read a synopsis of the book. I already have and from the synopsis I can tell this is going to be a great read.

This book has officially been judged by it’s cover and I can’t wait to read it!

Visit Beverley on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/Beverelyhollowed2012Author

xoxo Siren.
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