Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"Hear No Evil" by Jordan Ford

NEW RELEASE and GIVEAWAY
Hear No Evil
(Brotherhood Trilogy Book 3)
by Jordan Ford


Hear No Evil, the third and final book in the Brotherhood Trilogy, has just been released. Also available: See No Evil and Speak No Evil.



Author Jordan Ford is celebrating the release of Hear No Evil with a huge giveaway! Enter to win a bunch of cool prizes including a Kindle Fire, a Kindle Unlimited subscription, signed paperbacks, and more! You can also join the Brotherhood Celebration Party Facebook event on 15 March for some more fun giveaways.


Description
The third book in a trilogy about three "brothers" and the girls they must protect.
Riley Duncan is haunted by a past he can’t remember. Something happened in the isolated cabin he now calls home. Something deadly. And he can’t rest until he finds out what it is.
Not wanting to burden anyone with his nonsensical nightmares, he keeps to himself until his contact in town, an intelligent girl he’s desperately trying not to fall for, reveals some long-buried evidence that will destroy everything he thought he knew about his family.
Caitlin Powell is cursed with an overpowering curiosity. So when a gorgeous stranger shows up in her small town of Legacy, she is compelled to figure out his story. Something about his quiet way and shy smile works like a magnet to draw her in, and she soon finds herself caught up in a mystery from long ago. A mystery people in Legacy refuse to talk about.
Unearthing the truth is a scary business and the young couple soon find themselves caught in a game of life and death as enemies from the past come back to finish what they started a decade before.


Excerpt
Click below to read an excerpt.


Praise for the Book
"I have to say this book is a great way to end Brotherhood Trilogy series. Although, the book was mainly about Riley and Caitlin's story, it gave a good ending for all the couples involved. Riley was able to learn about his past. Jordan Ford did not disappoint with twist and turns in this book. Once you starting reading from the first page, I'm sure you won't want to put the book down." ~ cerbes
"Make some time and find a quiet place to hide as you will want to finish this book in one setting with no interruptions. This book will leave you breathless. I fell in love with the Brotherhood; Young men who may not yet know where they are heading in life, but they own up to their mistakes, but they will fight for their family and find love along the way. Hear No Evil is a rollercoaster of a book; hang on tight until you finish the last page." ~ Gina
"We knew going into this book that secrets would be revealed and drama would ensue. What we didn't know was the climactic extent of them. Blew my mind! It was an action explosion that made me flip the pages faster and faster. If you would have asked me how I thought this would all end ... I definitely wouldn't have come up with this. That is the wondrous beauty of Miss Ford's writing. She can have you swooning in love one moment and gasping in utter shock the next. It was one heck of a finale to this series and one I'll never forget." ~ MegEclectic
"This is the final book in the Brotherhood Trilogy with Riley and Caitlin. I loved it! We get the answers to Riley's past along with a few twists I wasn't expecting. It was the perfect ending for this band of brothers. They show you don't have to share blood to be a family but share the love of one another. Can't wait to see what Ms. Ford brings us next." ~ Nana Pickrell
"I love a good mystery, but I especially love it when I get caught off guard! Jordan did a great job writing this story so that you could really feel the character's emotions and struggles. The amount of crazy connections that tied this entire series together was mind-blowing!! I definitely did not expect all the twists, but yet they all made perfect sense! Good job once again :)" ~ KimmyT


About the Author
Jordan Ford is a New Zealand author who has spent her life traveling with her family, attending international schools, and growing up in a variety of cultures. Although it was sometimes hard shifting between schools and lifestyles, she doesn’t regret it for a moment. Her experiences have enriched her life and given her amazing insights into the human race.
She believes that everyone has a back story ... and that story is fundamental in how people cope and react to life around them. Telling stories that are filled with heart-felt emotion and realistic characters is an absolute passion of Jordan’s. Since her earliest memories, she has been making up tales to entertain herself. It wasn’t until she reached her teen years that she first considered writing one. A computer failure and lost files put a major glitch in her journey, and it took until she graduated university with a teaching degree before she took up the dream once more. Since then, she hasn’t been able to stop.
"Writing high school romances brings me the greatest joy. My heart bubbles, my insides zing, and I am at my happiest when immersed in a great scene with characters who have become real to me." ~ Jordan Ford


Giveaway
Enter the giveaway for a chance to win some great prizes, including a Kindle Fire, a Kindle Unlimited subscription, signed paperbacks, and more!


Links


Monday, February 27, 2017

"Lucidity" by David Carnoy

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Lucidity
(Detective Hank Madden Book 3)
by David Carnoy


Lucidity is the third standalone mystery in the Detective Hank Madden series by David Carnoy. Also available: Knife Music and The Big Exit.



Lucidity is currently on tour with Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.


Description
Dreams and deception collide in David Carnoy’s page-turning tale of murder, manipulation, and mistaken identity.
After his "gripping thriller debut" (Kirkus) Knife Music and sophomore "page turner" (Examiner.com) The Big Exit, David Carnoy’s Detective Hank Madden returns in this bicoastal caper that pits dreams against reality, where nothing can be taken at face value.
Twenty years after the unsolved case of Stacey Walker’s disappearance went cold, a Silicone Valley executive hires the retired Menlo Park Police Detective Hank Madden to find her body and track down her missing husband, the prime suspect in her unsolved murder. Four months later, author Candace Epstein is pushed in front of a car near Central Park. Her editor Max Fremmer becomes entangled into the investigation of her attempted murder, though he is adamant that he is uninvolved. As he digs into Candace’s background to clear his own name, Fremmer grows suspicious of his client’s connection to a nefarious institute for lucid dreaming on the Upper East Side and its staff whose stories never seem to add up - all while an unexpected link emerges to Detective Madden’s investigation in California.
As similarities arise between the cases on each coast, Detective Madden and Fremmer forge an unlikely partnership to expose what misconduct lurks beneath the fa├žade of the Lucidity Center - but can they unravel the secret that links their investigations together in time, or are they only dreaming? Carnoy’s Lucidity stuns with complex detail that will keep readers guessing until the final, satisfying jolt.

Excerpt
Prologue
THE FIRST CALL CAME IN AT 6:08 AM.
“Send an ambulance to Central Park West and 75th,” a male caller said in an eerily measured voice, as if arranging a ride to the airport. “Someone just got hit by a car. There’s a body in the middle of the street. I can see it from my window.”
“OK, sir,” the 911 dispatcher responded. “Let me make sure I heard you correctly. You said someone was hit by a car?”
“Yes.”
“How long ago did this happen?”
“Like fifteen seconds ago.”
“Did you see it happen?”
“No, I heard it. Get some paramedics here quick.”
The line went silent.
“An ambulance and the police are on the way,” the dispatcher
said after a moment. “Can you tell me what you heard, sir?”
“I heard a screech of tires and a kind of thud. Now this woman is standing outside her car screaming. It’s a BMW 3-series.”
“You hear screaming now?”
“The woman who hit the person is screaming. I can see the whole thing. I’m on the third floor. Hold on, I’m going to take some pictures.”
Another short silence.
“Sir, are you still there?”
“Yeah. She’s totally freaking out. You’ve gotta have more calls coming in.”
They did. Another dispatcher was speaking to a woman who lived on the eighth floor of the same apartment building. And a third caller, who identified himself as a doorman, sounded distressed.
“It looks bad, man,” he said. “Tell them to hurry.”
The first calls came mostly from the north tower of the fabled San Remo, a hulking twin-steepled architectural gem that dominated the western skyline over Central Park. The San Remo was one among many grand pre-war co-ops along Central Park West, the West Side’s so-called “gold coast.” But it was also grander than most. It even had its own Wikipedia page that included a list of celebrities—past and present—that owned apartments there.
The only eyewitness to the accident, a runner on her way into the park, reached a 911 operator a full five minutes after the first caller.
A little breathlessly she explained that she’d just seen a woman get pushed in front of a car.
“I’m sorry I didn’t call sooner but I didn’t have my phone with me. I had to borrow someone’s.”
“That’s OK,” the dispatcher said. “Have you spoken to any police officers yet?”
“No, they’re trying to keep everyone away from her. The ambulance just got here. The paramedics are working on her. There’s a lot of blood. My God, I hope she isn’t dead.”
“OK, I need you to stay there and give a statement to a police officer. They need to know what you saw. But I also want you to tell me what you saw and I’ll make sure they get it.”
The NYPD had a smattering of high-resolution cameras in and around Central Park, but none near the intersections of 74th or 75th and Central Park West; the closest was a block south at 73rd. The San Remo, however, had its own security cameras and one of them did record the accident. The grainy video would support what the jogger told the dispatcher:
“This guy, he looked like a homeless guy, came up to her while she was in the crosswalk,” she said. “She was walking her dog. He was slightly behind her to her right. She looked over at him. I don’t know if she said anything or not. But suddenly he lunged forward and pushed her into the street just as a car was coming.”
The vehicle’s front bumper struck the woman just below the knees, taking her legs out from under her. She rolled up onto the hood, ricocheted off the edge of the windshield and corkscrewed gymnastically in the air. Her right hand hit the pavement, followed by her hip and torso, and then her head, face-first. One of her shoes came off and her cell phone skittered across the street, all the way to the other side, where it was found resting next to the back tire of a parked car, the screen cracked but otherwise operational.
“I went over to help,” the jogger said, her voice wavering. “I didn’t know what to do. I’d never seen anything like that. There was so much blood. It was coming out of her ears.”

Praise for the Book
"David Carnoy gets better with each book ... Lucidity is a Tour de Force of a thriller that captures you from the very first page." ~ New York Times Bestselling Author Harlan Coben
"Carnoy's sharp sense of humor and clever plotting ... make this novel a standout." ~ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"I really liked this novel. The plot is very clever, very well thought out. There were twists at the end, as well as along the way, that kept me actively thinking about the cold case and its possible resolution." ~ Joan N
"A terrific read! I brought this book on vacation and loved getting lost in its smart twists and turns. Having read Carnoy's previous books, I knew there would be surprises, but nonetheless, he got me good at the end. I also love all the references to familiar features of modern life (e.g. technology). It gave me a feeling of 'being there' as the contexts and details felt so familiar and real. Finally, I love the humanity of the characters. They were three dimensional and likable. A wonderful read!" ~ Dolly Chugh
"Such a fun read! The characters are so interesting and the plot is full of twists and turns that kept me so entertained. Honestly had to make myself to sleep each night because I just wanted to keep reading. Such an smart book!" ~ Eliza Armstrong

About the Author
While David Carnoy lives in New York City with his wife and children, his novels take place in Silicon Valley, where he grew up and went to high school (Palo Alto). His debut novel, Knife Music (2010), was a Top-10 bestseller on the Kindle and also a bestseller on the Nook. More medical thriller than high-tech thriller, to research the novel Carnoy spent a lot of time talking with doctors, visiting trauma centers, and trailed a surgeon at a hospital in Northern California to help create the book’s protagonist, Dr. Ted Cogan.
The Big Exit (2012) isn’t a sequel to Knife Music per se. However, a few of the characters from Knife Music figure prominently in the story. His second novel has more of a high-tech slant and reflects Carnoy’s experiences as an executive editor at CNET.com, where he currently works and is trying resolve his obsession with consumer electronics products. He went to college at Wesleyan University and has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.

Giveaway
Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card or one of five ebook copies of Lucidity by David Carnoy.

Links

Sunday, February 26, 2017

International Young Adult Giveaway

GIVEAWAY
International Young Adult Giveaway


This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by YA Bound Book Tours.


Description
During the blitz, readers will find out about the authors, their books, and their amazing international giveaway. Four winners will receive a selection of best selling paperbacks, hard cover editions and the all new Amazon Echo Dot! Plus everyone who enters wins 14 ebooks! This is an International giveaway open to US, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Presented by: Melissa A. Craven, Michelle Madow, Kristin D Van Risseghem, Kelly St Clare, Norma Hinkens, J.A. Culican, Raye Wagner, Siobhan Davis, Anna Santos, Sarah K. Wilson, Michelle Bryan, Erin Hayes, Kelly Carrero, Karen Tomlinson and Heather Hamilton Senter.

Emerge: The Awakening by Melissa A. Craven
Allie has always believed life is simple.
You’re born. You live. You die.
But she's about to learn those rules don't apply to her. For years, she has suffered as those around her avoid her at all costs, too intimidated to get to know her. It's left Allie feeling like an outcast for fifteen years.
When an unexpected move brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, he doesn’t shrink from her touch. With Aidan, she will discover what true equality means and she'll finally have a friendship unlike any she's ever known.

A Bond of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson
Magic awakens. Darkness stirs. The Wraith Lord is hunting.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the South seems a remote danger, until her home is brutally attacked. Catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half-blood fae have no rights, Diamond is drawn ever closer to her savior, Commander Hugo Casimir. But Hugo is a heartless killer, owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic ...

The Ex-Pacifist by Sarah K. Wilson
Vera and her bodyguard, Roman, are connected by the computers in their heads and can silently coordinate. The downside? They’re on an impossible mission set by a vengeful emperor who would prefer to see them both dead. Not many sixteen-year-olds have to fight an entire empire for survival – and not many would be so good at it.


Girl of Fire by Norma Hinkens
A smoking hot new science fiction tale of dark dealings and treachery in space. In a high-stakes story of shocking secrets, a gutsy heroine with grit and personality takes on the seedy Galactic underworld of cutthroat body poachers and double-crossing space pirates!



Fantasy of Frost by Kelly St. Clare
The veil I've worn from birth carries with it a terrible loneliness; a suppression I cannot imagine ever being free of.
Sometimes it takes the world bringing you to your knees to find that spark you thought forever lost.
Sometimes it takes death to show you how to live.


To Make a Witch by Heather Hamilton-Senter
Being the good girl doesn’t always pay off.
Lacey McInnis is hoping to make a fresh start in New Orleans - she’s also hoping to forget she almost became a powerful witch, and that she almost sold her soul to do it. But when the tomb of the Voodoo queen Marie Laveau is desecrated, and then a gruesome murder is committed in the very heart of Westover Academy, Lacey will need to decide if she's ready to become the witch she was always meant to be.

Save Me by Anna Santos
Jacob is a gargoyle with a curse, waiting for decades for his soul-mate. When he saves a beautiful werewolf girl from near death, he finds the one he’s been looking for. But true love comes with a price and, in Jacob’s case, it can cost him his very own existence.



How to be a Mermaid by Erin Hayes
All Tara ever wanted was to be a mermaid. So she takes a year off between high school and college to don a fake tail and tour aquariums across the country in a professional mermaid troupe. Everything's great until she meets a gorgeous real-life merman named Finn. Suddenly, what she thought was a dream turns out to be a nightmare - she's turning into a real mermaid herself.


Elementals by Michelle Madow
MAGICAL. ROMANTIC. ADDICTING.
Nicole Cassidy is a witch descended from the Greek gods ... but she doesn't know it until she moves to a new town and discovers a dangerous world of magic and monsters that she never knew existed.
"Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson with an added twist of teenage angst, hormones, and uncertainty ... I am officially HOOKED!"

Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis
In a futuristic undersea city, Sadie falls hard for captivating Logan - only to discover that he comes from another world! Action, romance and intrigue combine in this addictive page-turner. "The X-Files meets Twilight and blows them both away!"



True Calling by Siobhan Davis
For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children. "Fans of Matched and The Selection will really love this book ... it's amazing!"



Swords & Stilettos by Kristin D. Van Risseghem
17-year old Zoe needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen - and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally.
"Swords & Stilettos; an absolute winner. Could not put it down!"


Strain of Resistance by Michelle Bryan
Bixby and her crew of survivors lost everything on the day the world was invaded by the alien predators. Their homes. Their families. Everything they held dear. No more. This is the story of their resistance.






Severed Wings by Kelly Carrero
Luciana dreams of being normal. In reality what she is, is far from normal. But feeling other people’s pains does that to a girl. That is until she meets the one man that makes it all go away. Now, Luciana must decide if she should trust her feelings and believe in the man from her dreams who says he’s a Soul Collector and she was the girl he refused to collect.



Giveaway
Enter the giveaway here for a chance to win. Four winners will receive a selection of best selling paperbacks, hard cover editions and the all new Amazon Echo Dot! This is an International giveaway open to US, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.


Plus everyone who enters wins 14 ebooks!