New Release – Autumn Rising by Seth Hill

The author of the emotionally charged The Summer Remains, Seth King has released a character spin-off Novella, Autumn Rising.

The Summer Remains

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

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As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app – and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

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Autumn Rising

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Autumn Mahal and Hank Basara know they should stay away from each other. Both recovering from the loss of a mutual friend, and each bearing scars of their own, they know their love would look like a worn cliché, a trite romance novel for teens, some crappy made-for-TV movie languishing on your great aunt’s DVR. But as summer gives way to September and flirtation leads to something deeper, they learn there are some types of love you cannot run from, no matter how hard you try to flee.

Hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, Autumn Rising is a novella about the happiness we ruin for ourselves, the truths we can’t hide with a filter, and that elusive and victorious moment when we let love rush in and carry us to the sky. In a world of constant TMI, prepare to feel a story worth sharing – a story that will stay with you long after the summer fades to autumn.

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Book Release – Chasing Winter by Alora Kate

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Chasing Winter Blog Tour
Title: Chasing Winter
The Four Seasons Series Book 4
This is the final book in the series!
Author: Alora Kate
Genre: New Adult – Romance
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Buy Links:
Amazon Global: http://getbook.at/CW

Synopsis:
Everyone has secrets but some are worse than others are. Some people are ashamed of their secrets. Some people are terrified of how others will react to their secrets. Chase and Winter both have secrets. They both have demons and a past that haunts them. This is the final book in The Four Seasons series and we finally get to meet Winter and Chase. How will they deal when they learn about each other’s pasts? Will Chase still continue to chase Winter?

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From Summer and Fall
Book 1 in The Four Seasons Series
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Amazon (Global): http://getBook.at/FSAF

Synopsis
In this book you will read about not one love story but two. About a family of not only blood but heart.

Summer and Hannah are best friends; more like sisters if either, one was to be asked.   
Fall is Summer’s beloved but annoying older brother. Something has changed within the fun loving brother she used to know. Now only glimpses are seen and Summer would give anything to help the brother she loves find his way out of his own personal darkness and into the light.   
Tristan is Fall’s best friend and also the guy who makes Summer’s heart pound in a way that no one else has ever made her feel.
Hannah loves Fall; always has. Even his faults and flaw.   
Tristan and Fall are football stars on and off the field. Fall loves sex with as many girls willing to throw themselves into his bed.
What happens when Hannah becomes one of Fall’s many?
And when Tristan notices the one girl who has always been there on the sidelines, how will Summer cope?
Between Tristan and Hannah
Book 2 in The Four Seasons Series
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ON SALE 99cents/77pence!
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Synopsis
Hannah’s unconditional love helps Fall talk about his painful past in an attempt to move forward. Old wounds are healing, but new uncertainty is looming for Hannah. Tristan told Summer a secret that he’s never told anyone and he knows she is struggling with believing him.

The story continues for Fall, Hannah, Summer and Tristan as they start new journeys of trust and relationships. They’ll be tested. Their bonds will either grow stronger or crumble under the pressure.

New Adult Romance. Recommended for 18+ due to language and sexy scenes.

A Chance With Spring
Book 3 in The Four Seasons Series
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ON SALE 99Cents/77pence!
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Synopsis
The moment Chance laid eyes on Spring; he knew she was the one for him. Spring on the other hand doesn’t, or maybe she’s just afraid of her true feelings for him. Chance wants more than anything for Spring to admit to herself she’s in love with him. However, an old girlfriend of Chances shows up and things get a little out of control. How will Spring handle his ex-girlfriend coming back into his life? And why exactly is she back?
The Four Seasons series continues with: A Chance with Spring.
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Book 3.5 in The Four Seasons Series
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!!!!!! It’s FREE!!!!!!!
Buy Links:
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Synopsis
A Wedding and a Proposal gives us an up close and personal view on the Four Seasons and the new chapters they are about to embark on, told from Fall and Summer’s POV. These scenes mix in with books 1-3 so you must read them first.
About The Author:
“I hear voices in my head and I love that it’s totally okay.” – Alora Kate

Alora Kate – Pen Name

There are many reasons why she chooses to use a Pen Name. She battled with the idea but in the end, it’s a dedication. Alora Kate is a dedication to someone special who left this world way too soon.

She doesn’t write to get rich, or famous. She does it because she loves it. If only ten people bought her book and loved it, then it was worth her time to write it. She loves to share her crazy world and characters with you.

She is a single mom of a very active 3yrs old. He is her whole world, and life wasn’t complete until he came along. She is also a full-time college student studying photography and graphic design.

Where to find Alora Kate:
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Book Reveal – Chasing WInter by Alora Kate

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Chasing Winter Cover and Synopsis Reveal!

Chasing Winter
(the fourth and final book in The Four Seasons Series)
by Alora Kate
Genre: New Adult – Romance
Coming Soon!!
**Release Date: July 20th**

Synopsis:
Everyone has secrets but some are worse than others are. Some people are ashamed of their secrets. Some people are terrified of how others will react to their secrets. Chase and Winter both have secrets. They both have demons and a past that haunts them. This is the final book in The Four Seasons series and we finally get to meet Winter and Chase. How will they deal when they learn about each other’s pasts? Will Chase still continue to chase Winter?

The Cover!!
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Portrait of a beautiful sexy tender woman with creative hairstyle. Model posing at studio
beauty girl cry on black background
Modern guy with beard and tattos on hands.
About Alora Kate:
“I hear voices in my head and I love that it’s totally okay.” – Alora Kate

Alora Kate – Pen Name

There are many reasons why she chooses to use a Pen Name. She battled with the idea but in the end, it’s a dedication. Alora Kate is a dedication to someone special who left this world way too soon.

She doesn’t write to get rich, or famous. She does it because she loves it. If only ten people bought her book and loved it, then it was worth her time to write it. She loves to share her crazy world and characters with you.

She is a single mom of a very active 3yrs old. He is her whole world, and life wasn’t complete until he came along. She is also a full-time college student studying photography and graphic design.

Where to find Alora Kate:

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Meet S.J. McGran – Author of the Triumph Series – and check out her new book, releasing tomorrow!

Hi S.J., let’s get to know you – tell us something about yourself

My name is S.J McGran. I am from Toledo, OH. I have a husband and two fur-babies, Spirit (puppy) and Grandy (cat). I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Public Relations.

I am obsessed with black and white photography, the Detroit Tigers, coffee, dark chocolate, pizza, ice cream, and craft beer. When I’m not writing or reading, I am probably walking my pup, playing disc golf with the hubs, playing softball, or generally doing something active. Although, I am by no means healthy. I mean, did you see some of my favorite foods? 😉

Ha, ha, you’re talking to a foodie. A little birdie told me that you have a new book coming out any day now?tears

My newest release, Peace by Piece, is a standalone, contemporary romance about a couple that has to face a tough decision. Levi Tillman has to decide what to do when he finds out the woman he loves, Genevieve Weston, only has one year to live.

Buy Links:

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That is amazing. Congratulations! And all the best! Do tell us about your other books.

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I write contemporary and new adult romance.

The Triumph series is three books: Vanquish, Conquer, and Prevail. The series is about overcoming your pasts, fears, addictions, and doubts. Each book has overlapping characters, but features a new lead couple, so you do not have to read the series in order, however I would recommend doing so.

Hear that people, get your hands on these great reads this summer, or any time of the year, actually. I’m sure you have quite a following, S.J. But who do you follow? Who are your favourite authors, what are your favourite reads?

I am definitely a romance reader. From time to time, I will read something outside of my comfort zone, but rarely. My favorite authors are Kendall Ryan, JA Redmerski, Tessa Teevan, Gail McHugh, and AL Jackson.

If I had to pick a favorite book(s), I would have to go with the Edge of Never and the Edge of Always by JA Redmerski as they are probably the two I’ve read the most.

Your journey as a writer?

I’ve always enjoyed writing in school, in fact it is why I chose the major I did. At one point in my life, I thought I’d write children’s books. I may still do that someday, however right now I’m on a completely different path.

I wrote my first book in November 2013 for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). NaNo is a challenge to write 50,000 words in one month (which ends up being about half of a full-length novel.) I did the challenge and realized it was as hard as I had originally thought it to be. I ended up hating the book, and am not sure it will ever get published, but it was a start. After that, I sat down and wrote Jared and Zhoe’s story, Vanquish, and haven’t looked back.

That’s rather cool! What is your writing zone? Silence, music, coffee, wine, notebook, laptop? What gets those grey cells working?

Typically, I write in the morning. This is because my husband works second shift and sleeps in late so I have the mornings all to myself to concentrate. When it’s nice outside, I like to write on my patio, otherwise I usually write on my couch in my living room.

I have to have music to write, although I rarely pay attention to what song is on or if it inspires a certain scene, which is why I never include playlists with my books. But, I do need the noise.

I love writing in a notebook. I find, especially when I’m stuck in a writer’s block, it helps me think more creatively and keeps me from getting distracted on Facebook, etc.

I do agree. It feels so much more personal to put words down on paper than typing on a machine. (Let’s not tell the machine that, huh? It’s a bit temperamental)

Moving on to connecting with readers, marketing etc, what is your most used social media platform and why?

I use Facebook the most often. I think for me right now, most of my readers are there. I do use Twitter, but not as much as I should.

Here is the link to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sjcmgran

I also have a readers group where I do giveaways and perks, such as sneak peeks at new books, and where we talk hot men and good books. SJ’s [Sinful] Angels is open to anyone! http://www.facebook.com/groups/sjsangels

Oooh! Swag! Who doesn’t like that? And hot gossip! And free books! Need more reasons to sign up?

Btw, are you a blogger too?

Uh, not nearly as much as I should. Okay, I’ll be honest I really never blog. But, I do have a website that I try to keep updated as much as possible.

http://www.sjmcgran.com

Your ‘Yes, I’m an author” moment?

I don’t know that I’ve really had that moment, yet. I think I’m afraid to think of myself that way because I don’t want writing to lose its excitement. I don’t ever want to think of it as a job. Writing is something I love doing and I want it to remain that way.

Teasers from  the Triumph Series

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Your book art and covers are exquisite. Who designs them? 

As of right now, I do all of my covers myself.

Talented in many ways. Do you have a dream cast of characters for your book if it is turned into a movie? Do tell!

For Peace by Piece I think I would cast Luke Bryan as Levi (yes, I know he’s not an actor but he’s a sexy cowboy) and Christina Hendricks as Genevieve.

Excellent choices … and HOT!  And which is your favorite book made into a movie?

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The Fault in Our Stars. I thought they did a pretty good job with the adaption. But, really as readers do we ever like the movie of our favorite books?

That’s true, though I have to confess that I like the Divergent movies better than the books. (Don’t tell anyone, though)

Would you share an excerpt from your latest book Piece by Piece?

“Been waiting for you, Genevieve. I know it. You were made for me.” He continues assaulting my lips and neck with his kisses, pausing at the hollow of my throat to whisper there, “You feel that? You feel the world tip on its axis when we’re together? It’s earth-shattering. It’s like we can fix everything that’s wrong in this world just by being together. Do you feel it, V?”

I let out a needy moan from the back of my throat. I want to feel it. I want his words to be true. I want more than anything in this world for our relationship, for his kisses to have healing powers.

Standing there in the middle of my tiny cabin, with the most beautiful, amazing man holding me in his arms, with his lips driving my pulse through the roof, I send up a silent prayer to every God that might be listening to let his words be true.

Please, let him heal me. Let this pain, this suffering be worth something. Give me this man, please. Give him to me and I’ll never ask for anything again. I’ll be your greatest servant, your best disciple. Just give me this man. Please.

He pulls back and I feel the loss of his touch immediately. “Come on, sweetness, we need to get you washed up.” Grabbing my hand in his he pulls me through the one room cabin to the small closed-off bathroom. Picking me up he sets me on the vanity while he goes to the shower to test the water temperature. Once he’s apparently satisfied, he turns back to me and takes my breath away with the strength of his stare.

This wasn’t supposed to be our fate. He’s just a kid. He’s not supposed to fall in love, yet.

And, yet I know it is inevitable. I see it in the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. It doesn’t make sense and yet there it is. I recognize it because if I were to force my eyes off of him and look at myself in the mirror I’d see the same emotions reflected back at me.

This is the moment where I either push or jump.

And, I have no idea what to do.

“Don’t shut me out,” his words are whisper quiet but they bounce off the tiled walls mockingly. “Don’t push me away, V. Don’t fight this.”

“I have to, Levi. I can’t let you fall in love with me.”

He steps up to me and once again nestles my face in his steady grasp. “You don’t have a choice.” He absorbs whatever argument I was going to say with his kiss. Expertly he pushes back my excuses, making me focus on nothing but the way he makes me feel. He completely surrounds me and I get lost in him. Just like he wanted.

Hm … definitely, a must read … any sneak peeks at future projects?

Right now, I’m working on a mini-series, two books that will be part of the Caught Looking Series. It’s about baseball players. =)

Sounds interesting. Looking forward to that!

What cause is dear to your heart and why?

The American Cancer Society because cancer has touched too many people in my life.

If your story is turned to a movie, which band would you want to play the title song?

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I would have to go with Ed Sheeran as he’s what I listen to the most while writing.

I love his music too. Excellent choice. 🙂

If you were in a crayon box, what color would you be and why?

Royal Purple is my favorite color, but I’m going to go with Razzle Dazzle Rose because hello, that’s an awesome name for a crayon!

Quirky! 🙂 If you were a kid, who would you want to grow up to be?

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Sandra Bullock. I love her. She’s beautiful, talented, quirky, funny, and down-to-Earth.

She is rather awesome, isn’t she? If you’re stuck on a desert island, who would you want to be stuck with?

My husband. Yes, I know it’s cheesy but he is trained in survival skills and if I was going to spend the rest of my life with one person, it’d be him!

Aw, that’s romantic! Lucky man!

How do you decide on your character’s names?

Google. For example, Angelica (from Conquer) is a snobby, rich girl so that’s what I Googled, from there I picked from a list. Some of them, like Levi (from Peace by Piece) just came to me. It felt right.

What dessert would you be and why?

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae. Because I’m sweet, a little bitter, and definitely not for everyone.

Ooh! I see where the heroines in your book come from. 😛

Thank you so much S.J. I had a lovely time. I hope you did too. S,.J.Gran, everbody, let’s hear it for her. Congrats again! Reminder for all those who’d like to read her books, connect with her or just stalk her (aside: she likes that, you know 🙂 ). Here are her links again.

Facebook: http://www.facebook/sjmcgran

Twitter: @sjmcgran

Tsu: https://www.tsu.co/authorsjmcgran

SJ’s [Sinful] Angels: http://www.facebook.com/groups/sjsangels

Monthly Newsletter: http://www.bitly.com/sjmcgrannews

Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1w4l3Ou

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1tOxZYW

Smashwords: http://bit.ly/1xWESLA

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1xKoXBc

iBooks: http://bit.ly/17nwADV

Createspace (paperbacks):  http://bit.ly/1tOymmm

Welcome to the Book Release of Relinquish. Get ready for the blog tour!

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Synopsis/Blurb

Free bird-

He calls me free bird, yet I’m not the one who’s free.

At least not as free as he is.

He’s covered in tattoos, roaring down a Texas highway,

and living life. I sit here, pondering what my life could be.

It was only supposed to be some fun, not like this.

I’m Avery, flustered Barista- looking for a diversion.

I’m not like the others.

I’m not ready to give-in and accept my fate.