Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Ball Peen Hammer Book Tour & Giveaway (INT)

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Ball Peen Hammer Book Tour & Giveaway (INT): Ready the Pickles,  Keane Morgan is finally here! Meet Keane in this STANDALONE romantic comedy! (No Prior reading required)...

Ball Peen Hammer Book Tour & Giveaway (INT)



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Ready the Pickles,  Keane Morgan is finally here!


Meet Keane in this STANDALONE romantic comedy!
(No Prior reading required)


BUY NOW!!


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Blurb


Keane Morgan wouldn’t return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn’t want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin’ choice in the matter--at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax’s coveted parking spot at UCLA.


Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated. And, honestly, what kind of guy uses the phrase “baby doll” with a straight face? Oh, that’s right: the kind of guy who’s a male stripper.


Yup, the cocky jerk turned out to be Seattle’s answer to Magic Mike, a stripper known as “Ball Peen Hammer”--which meant Keane Morgan was emphatically not the kind of guy I’d ever fall for.


Not. At. All.


No freakin’ way.


Well, until Keane convinced me to fall for him, that is.


Which I did.


Hard.
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Excerpt
As they exchange information, I make my way to the end of my aisle and loop into theirs, not taking my eyes off Baby Face the whole time. Shit. This dude’s hunting Maddy so hard, it’s making my blood boil. Jesus, he’s going full-throttle rifle on Maddy’s ass right now, completely foregoing his crossbow altogether.
When I reach the two of them in the middle of their aisle, I shuffle past the dude and stand next to Maddy, shoulder to shoulder, and then, on a sudden impulse, put my arm around her shoulders and squeeze her tight, making her wobble in place at the unexpected jolt to her balance. “Hey, sis,” I say, squeezing her like a rag doll. “You totally fell down on your candy-acquiring duties.”
“I know. I’m sorry.” She subtly wiggles out of my grasp. “Brian and I got into this hilarious argument about the best candy bar of all- time, and—”
“And I’m totally right,” Brian says, cutting her off, and they both chuckle at some inside joke.
“No, I’m totally right,” Maddy corrects.
Brian smiles at her. “I’ll actually be down in L.A. in a month. How ’bout I call you then?”
“Great.”
“Nice to meet you, man,” Brian says, looking at me. He nods but doesn’t put out his hand.
I nod back.
Brian strolls away, buys a Snickers bar and a can of Red Bull, and leaves with a little wave to Maddy.
The minute he’s out the door, Maddy takes a giant step away from me, her face etched with annoyance. “What was that?” she asks.
“What?”
“That weird thing you just did?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Maddy puts on an exaggerated scowl, like she’s Hulk Hogan eying an opponent. “’Hey, Brian,’” she says in a low voice, clearly intending to imitate me but sounding more like Arnold Schwarzenegger imitating Maddy imitating me. “’I’m Maddy Milliken’s bodyguard and I’m going to beat you the hell up now,’” she adds.
“What are you talking about?” I say, chuckling.
Maddy pauses, assessing me, and finally shrugs. “Nothing. I guess I imagined it.”
“Imaged what?”
“Your weird... I dunno... vibe.”
“Oh, well, yeah. I was worried about you.”
“Worried about me? I was standing in a minimart, buying candy. Pretty low-risk activity, I’d say.”
“Uh, you absolutely were not standing in a minimart, buying candy—you totally fell down on that job, dude. You were standing in a minimart, getting picked up by a douche. And second of all—”
What?”
Shit. What the fuck am I doing? I’ve got to stop this shit right now. “Don’t get riled up, baby doll,” I say in my most soothing voice. “All I’m saying is you took so damned long in here, I started thinking maybe the store was getting robbed or you’d fallen into the toilet or something.”
Maddy twists her mouth. “Brian didn’t seem the least bit douchey to me.”
I shrug.“What gave you the impression he’s a douche?”
“Just a figure of speech. So are you gonna do the job I hired you to do or not?” I motion to the candy rack. “‘Cause based on your performance thus far, you’re totally fired.”
“And I wasn’t getting ‘picked up,’” Maddy says, her tone full of indignation. “Brian’s brother goes to UCLA. Can’t I talk to a helpful, nice guy without it being some sort of a sleazy pick-up?”
“Sure you can. However, in this instance, you were talking to a helpful, nice guy who was picking you up so he can bone the living fuck outta ya.”
Keane.” Maddy’s cheeks burst with color. “Don’t say that. Oh my god. You’re insane. Brian was just being helpful, that’s all.”
“Yeah, so he can bone the living fuck outta ya.”
“Stop saying that. Please. It’s offensive and absolutely not true. This topic of conversation is officially over.”


About the Author
Lauren Rowe
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USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever-patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her wonderful family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. With enticing characters, enthralling situations and a general love of romantic fiction, Lauren has created a world of her own, full of wit and sensual desire.


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Monday, 25 July 2016

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Ball Peen Hammer Release Blitz

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Ball Peen Hammer Release Blitz: Ready the Pickles,  Keane Morgan is finally here! Ball Peen Hammer is a sexy romantic comedy about a stripper who will make you...

Ball Peen Hammer Release Blitz



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Ready the Pickles,  Keane Morgan is finally here!
Ball Peen Hammer is a sexy romantic comedy about a stripper who will make you swoon!  (No Prior reading required)


BUY NOW!!
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Blurb


Keane Morgan wouldn’t return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn’t want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin’ choice in the matter--at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax’s coveted parking spot at UCLA.


Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated. And, honestly, what kind of guy uses the phrase “baby doll” with a straight face? Oh, that’s right: the kind of guy who’s a male stripper.


Yup, the cocky jerk turned out to be Seattle’s answer to Magic Mike, a stripper known as “Ball Peen Hammer”--which meant Keane Morgan was emphatically not the kind of guy I’d ever fall for.


Not. At. All.


No freakin’ way.


Well, until Keane convinced me to fall for him, that is.


Which I did.


Hard.
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About the Author
Lauren Rowe
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USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing snapshots of her ever-patient Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her wonderful family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. With enticing characters, enthralling situations and a general love of romantic fiction, Lauren has created a world of her own, full of wit and sensual desire.

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Horror Movies 80's Style : A personal perspective ...

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Horror Movies 80's Style : A personal perspective ...: The gore and disgusting movies they have been putting out the last few years to close to a decade or two,  are no comparison to the chee...

Horror Movies 80's Style : A personal perspective !!!



The gore and disgusting movies they have been putting out the last few years to close to a decade or two,  are no comparison to the cheesy awesomeness of the 70's and 80's horror and terror cult classics.
Today's movie do not scare , they just traumatise not in a horror movie way but use disgusting special effects of torture and murder with an element that can leave you with just a sick feeling.  You want to be scared not traumatised , you want to sit on the edge of your seat with your knees pulled to your chest so the monster under the seat does not grab your toes. You want to be closing your eyes and peeking just enough to get the scare of your life having a laugh all the while, not cringing in disgust and ready to throw up . You want the movie to have you scared that you might piss your pants.
A true horror movie screen writer does not have to rely on the special effects to make the movie, they can fall back on their true writing talent . Of course the effects add the extra element to bring their thoughts to reality , but they use their written concept to really scare and invoke the fear element instead of the disgusting gore that make you cringe away , but not through fear .
Obviously gore plays a part to some extent ; and slasher movies would not be what they are without it , but when their is nothing left to the imagination and the killing, death and torture scenes are played out piece by piece, you are robbed the real element of horror movies and how your imagination plays a role in invoking your fear. When the gore steps above and beyond it no longer is a true horror movie .
Maybe the problem ; is we as a society as a whole are so desensitised to the vile acts of other human beings , that is is acceptable . So disappointing though  . Nothing shocks and ahs anymore where you have to use your imagination of what is taking place after being given just the slight hint . There is more fear, more excitement and more value to the unknown .
Just seems nowadays movie makers are also just remaking the old cult classics and making them more gore filled for today's audiences . So far the remakes have been sub par and remade badly at best.
There is nothing wrong with a new spin on an old classic but don't ruin it , take it to the next level, not by how much blood and guts can be slashed across the screen in the most vile of ways, but with a good old mind fuck that leaves you reeling from the mental workout . That finds you biting your nails in a fear induced state left over from your over active imagination at what the film has left within you.




Monday, 18 July 2016

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Bossman Release Blitz

Tales of A Wanna-Be SuperHero Mom: Bossman Release Blitz: Are you ready to meet Chase Parker in BOSSMAN ? A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by New York Times & USA Today Bestsel...

Bossman Release Blitz


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Are you ready to meet Chase Parker in BOSSMAN?
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

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Blurb
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.
I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.
He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.
So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.
When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.
But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.
My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.
I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…
What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

*****

The author has previously provided Chapter 1 for a sneak peek!

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About the Author:
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.  

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Standalone novels
The Baller
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Stuck-Up Suit (co-written with Penelope Ward)
Amazon:  http:// http://amzn.to/1VK66ll
B&N: http:// bit.ly/1UC8wDC
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Cocky Bastard (co-written with Penelope Ward)

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See



Other books from Vi Keeland
Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat

Throb

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight


Worth the Chance

Worth Forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

Made for You