Sunday, July 5, 2015

Help me Celebrate International Authors Day



   



Hosted by Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay  http://www.b00kr3vi3ws.in/

We all start with a dream. A love of reading, and a passion for writing. I know my love for reading started young. It was my escape from life's demons. But my dream of becoming a writer came many years later and started with a dream. Literally, I woke up one morning after such a vivid dream and had to write it down. That was the beginning of my journey, how about you? when did you fall in love with reading, or realize you had a story inside you that needed to be told.

Help me celebrate this amazing day with my two new releases.
My first is a story near to me heart. It brings light to a dilemma that is more wide spread then any of us can see, child abuse. I share a little of my own personal journey through the eyes of my heroine. 


If I Knew Then
Young Adult




She dreamed of a life of freedom—one filled with love that didn’t come with a price… 

Angel O’Hare fought to keep her family safe from the evil that threatened to overwhelm them. Keeping the danger that surrounded them a secret, she hid her pain and bruises, living a lie that everyone believed…until she met Jax, who showed her a love she never knew existed and a life she’d only dreamed about. But when reality surfaces, her dreams are shattered. With her life in tatters, she struggles to overcome her past before her abusive mother destroys everything Angel holds dear.


EXCERPT:

Icy cold fingers tightened around Angel’s wrist, jerking her hand back against her arm. She gasped, and her eyes widened as her wrist cracked under the pressure. Her knees grew weak and she fell forward, grabbing the crushed velvet theater seat in front of her. Her fingernails bit into the fabric as her mother’s eyes blazed down at her. A high-pitched screech filtered in from the hall, and Angel’s heart pounded in her chest.
“That would be your sister unlocking the back door.”Her mother’s voice was hard, not an unfamiliar tone to Angel. Her mother’s fingers opened and Angel’s hand dropped like a rock. She grabbed it, clutching it to her chest. Her wrist throbbed and she couldn’t feel her fingers, but she knew it wouldn’t last. It never did. Her mother always knew when to stop.
“I want everything brought in and the boxes emptied on stage before everyone arrives. You only have an hour. Now, get moving.” Her mother rolled her eyes as Angel dropped her arm and shook her hand to relieve the pain. The tingling in her fingertips disappeared, and Angel opened her mouth but her mother just waved her hand, dismissing her, as she pointedly checked her watch.
“One hour, Angel. Not a minute more.”  Her mother turned on her heels then waltzed out the side door.

Angel’s fear subsided enough that anger took over as she stomped up the aisle. Her footsteps echoed through the dark musty theater, blocking all other sounds around her. One more year. Just one more year. She yanked open the front door, wincing as pain shot across her ribs—a faint reminder from the last time she disappointed her mother. Angel sucked in a breath, and the cold metal handle slipped from her fingers as she grabbed her side. They say time heals all wounds. Well, they really got that one wrong.



http://www.amazon.com/Knew-Then-Lynda-Kaye-Frazier-ebook/dp/B00ZHIMEKE/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1436148167&sr=1-3&keywords=if+i+knew+then






          An Anthology filled with 15 full length stories of different genre's but all about love.

My story..Leather Chaps and Broken Promises


Jack Austin’s life was spiraling out of control. He lost his Grandfather, the only girl he ever loved and was now going to lose his home.  He had no idea what he was going to do until he woke one morning to a set of keys on his dresser. Keys that opened a locked desk that held the answer to his prayers.  Can Jack find the secret hidden on the ranch and win back Katrina, or will his Father finally destroy his dreams?  Forcing him back into the family business and an arranged marriage he walked away from years ago.

EXCERPT:

Jack lowered his head, capturing her mouth, crushing her to him.
“I need you,” he whispered against her moist lips. 
“Hurry, then.” She tightened her legs around his hips, and he stumbled toward the stairs. “We might not make it if you don’t.” Kat giggled as Jack tripped on the landing.
“Oh, we’ll make it,” he said, taking two steps at a time. Her soft, sexy laugh was intoxicating.
“Are you sure?” she whispered against his neck. 
His breath caught in his throat, and he froze as her tongue danced along his ear.
“That’s not fair.” His voice cracked, and his knees shook with each stroke. “Just remember, you brought this on yourself,” he said as he hoisted her up, tossing her over his shoulder.
“Jack, put me down. I’ll behave. I promise.” Kat’s voice dripped with sarcasm, His hand traced up her squirming thigh, and she shuttered, a faint moan escaping her lips. He lifted his hand, smacking down onto the tight denim that hugged the curves that teased him. Kat shrieked, and it echoed in the darkened staircase.
“You’re going to pay for that,” she said, laughing as he raced to the top. 
Jack lowered her to the floor, backing her against the bedroom door. Her heavy lashes shadowed her pink-tinged cheeks. She glanced up, biting her lower lip, looking so damn sexy. Jack let go a low growl and pulled her close. His hand stroked the length of her back up to her slender neck. He wrapped her long blond curls in his hand and pulled her head to the side, revealing her silky bronzed neck. His lips trailed a path to her shoulder, and she shivered in his grasp.
“Two can play this game,” Kat murmured as her hand slipped into the waistband of his jeans. 
Jack kissed the hollow of her neck, pressing into her. 

“Yeah, but I’m so much better at it than you are.” His seductive tone spoke his intention as he opened the door, backing her in, kicking it closed behind them. 






http://www.amazon.com/Affairs-Heart-Romance-Box-Vol-ebook/dp/B011JBFFXA/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1436881580&sr=8-8&keywords=affairs+of+the+heart

Let me know in a comment below how you started your journey into the life of a reader, or writer and let me know which one of my books you would like to win. I will draw a winner on the 19th.
Follow the links below for other amazing stories, and prizes to be won.



Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Help me Welcome TJs Virtual Book Tour as we highlight 
                                Agatha Rae



BIO
Agatha Rae, (real name Joanna Bogusławska) lives in the beautiful city of Gdynia in Poland. A co-author of ESL books, and a collection of essays analyzing popular culture, she made her fiction debut in 2013 with a novel "Oenone". Her articles have been published both in English in Polish in numerous magazines, for example: Forum for World Literature Studies or The Teacher.

A huge fan of Canadian rockers The Tea Party, cinema-goer, CD-collector and a proud owner of the cutest and coolest mutt on the planet, who is trying to put together a Charles Bukowski PhD (Agatha, not the mutt, the mutt decided to quit her education and focus on searching the purpose in life). Agatha is currently working a novella Don't Close Your Eyes and the second volume of Tangents for Firefly and Wisp and two ESL projects for Polish market.






BLURB:

Rick is a successful writer living in New York City. Anna has just lost her job as a college teacher in Boston. Dan is a frustrated insurance agent from London, and Matylda is a Polish girl scout getting ready to settle in Madrid. One day, they fall asleep and when they wake up in the middle of some mysterious woods, they have only one thing in common – they all want to return home.



Saturday, June 20, 2015

Welcome to the Heat Wave Giveaway Hop

   



                  What better way to celebrate My Birthday.
And you get the gifts. A Hot Summer Read, and a chance to win an e-copy of one of my new releases, Affairs of the Heart. An Anthology filled with 15 hot Romances.   Coming July 14th
Now for an excerpt:
Leather Chaps and Broken Promises:


Jack lowered his head, capturing her mouth, crushing her to him.
“I need you,” he whispered against her moist lips.
“Hurry, then.” She tightened her legs around his hips, and he stumbled toward the stairs. “We might not make it if you don’t.” Kat giggled as Jack tripped on the landing.
“Oh, we’ll make it,” he said, taking two steps at a time. Her soft, sexy laugh was intoxicating.
“Are you sure?” she whispered against his neck.
His breath caught in his throat, and he froze as her tongue danced along his ear.
“That’s not fair.” His voice cracked, and his knees shook with each stroke. “Just remember, you brought this on yourself,” he said as he hoisted her up, tossing her over his shoulder.
“Jack, put me down. I’ll behave. I promise.” Kat’s voice dripped with sarcasm, His hand traced up her squirming thigh, and she shuttered, a faint moan escaping her lips. He lifted his hand, smacking down onto the tight denim that hugged the curves that teased him. Kat shrieked, and it echoed in the darkened staircase.
“You’re going to pay for that,” she said, laughing as he raced to the top.
Jack lowered her to the floor, backing her against the bedroom door. Her heavy lashes shadowed her pink-tinged cheeks. She glanced up, biting her lower lip, looking so damn sexy. Jack let go a low growl and pulled her close. His hand stroked the length of her back up to her slender neck. He wrapped her long blond curls in his hand and pulled her head to the side, revealing her silky bronzed neck. His lips trailed a path to her shoulder, and she shivered in his grasp.
“Two can play this game,” Kat murmured as her hand slipped into the waistband of his jeans.
Jack kissed the hollow of her neck, pressing into her.
“Yeah, but I’m so much better at it than you are.” His seductive tone spoke his intention as he opened the door, backing her in, kicking it closed behind them.
“Really? Show me.” Kat sarcastically smiled up at him and winked. She stepped out of her black high heals, and backed up to his bed.
Jack froze as Kat lifted her t-shirt over her head. Her red lace bra dropped to the floor, and she shimmied out of her jeans. Her beauty taunted him. Jerking his shirt off, he kicked his boots across the hard wood floor. He grabbed his belt but her warm hands stopped him.
“Let me. I always loved taking the buckle off my cowboy.”
She inched close, and he tensed as emotions fought inside him.
He stared at her shaking hands knowing she felt it too. She popped the button on his jeans and gently lowered the zipper. He stepped free from the last piece of clothing that separated them and gathered her into his arms.
His mouth covered hers, silencing the aroused cries, lowering her onto the bed. 

Or my Young Adult, If I Knew Then. A story about Angel who dreamed of a life of freedom. One filled with love that didn't come with a price.




                          Coming June 27th
All you have to do is leave a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop by the other blogs for more great prizes.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Help me Welcome TJs Virtual Book Tour as we highlight 
                                Rachel Rassano





BIO
Rachel Rossano specializes in clean romantic fiction set in historical-feeling fantasy worlds. She also dabbles in straightforward historical romance and not-so-strict speculative fiction.

A happily married mother of three small children, she divides her time between mothering, teaching, and writing. She endeavors to enchant, thrill, entertain, and amuse through her work. A constant student, she seeks to improve her skills and loves to hear from readers.


http://rachel-rossano.blogspot.com/

http://rachelrossano.weebly.com/






BLURB:
The Earl of Dentin excels in his position as Securer of the Realm. But the king’s order to pluck an orphaned child from a loving home unsettles Dentin. When a dark-eyed woman challenges his honor regarding the mission, Dentin finds himself unable to justify his actions or get her out of his mind. Something about her lack of fear intrigues him.

Lady Elsa Reeve attempts to avoid the marriage of convenience her brother and mother demand of her. She understands the need to pay off her brother's massive debt. She only wants her family to consider her wishes in the process.

As Elsa becomes further entangled in a snare of her brother’s creating, only one man defends her. But can she trust Dentin, her unlikely champion, and his motives? With a murderer on the loose, Elsa’s fate in jeopardy, and a traitor plotting against the king, Dentin finds his priorities shifting in an unexpected direction.






TJs Virtual Book Tours:

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Celebrating some exciting news.


I look back at the last year and groan.  I had a long list of writing projects I wanted to get done, but the list was lost in a pile of things to do.

I finally worked my way through my tall pile of life events that got in the way of my writing and found my list.

I started at the top and have checked off a few.


My YA, If I Knew Then, will be released June 27.


Angel dreamed of a life of freedom. One filled with love that didn’t come with a price.  She hid the pain until Jax entered her life. Can he give her what she needs to let go of the past or will he leave her with a bigger challenge that will change her future?

Angel fought to keep her family safe from the evil that threatened to destroy her. She made sure she was always the one in front of her sisters when her Mother yielded her wrath. Keeping the danger that surrounded them a secret. To lessen the blow she lived a lie that everyone believed, except for one. He was her only source of happiness until one day he was gone. With nothing left, and no one to turn to she must outrun her past, and overcome the secret that she fights to hide, before her Mother destroys everything she has left to hold on to. 



Also a short story, Leather Chaps and Broken Promises.

Jack Austin’s life was spiraling out of control. He lost his Grandfather, the only girl he ever loved and was now going to lose his home.  He had no idea what he was going to do until he woke one morning to a set of keys on his dresser. Keys that opened a locked desk that held the answer to his prayers.  Can Jack find the secret hidden on the ranch and win back Katrina, or will his Father finally destroy his dreams?  Forcing him back into the family business and an arranged marriage he walked away from years ago.

So stay tuned for more exciting things to come off of my list of writing projects.

 
www.lyndakayefrazier.com
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynda-Kaye-Frazier/189048967838229
Twitter- lynda_kaye 
Amazon Author page:http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B009L7TK04
Writing is my passion, Reading is my Love.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Help me welcome TJs Virtual Book Tours as we spotlight...Jena Baxter



BIO
Born in Ojai, and raised in the San Fernando Valley, California, Jena always loved to read and dreamed of writing a novel. Having the ability, but lacking the confidence to do so, she enrolled in the UCLA Writer’s Extension and soon her first novel was in process.
Jena writes YA fantasy, historical fantasy, and paranormal romance. She is also a screenwriter and reads for a screenwriting contest annually. When she isn't writing she spends her free time with her husband, amazon parrot, and toy maltese.





BLURB
Heaven’s greatest warrior angel has fallen leaving his bonded-brother, Ilan, frustrated and confused. After finding a child Chayan placed in his care a new home, Ilan falls into a period of rebellion until his Master, Adiel, assigns him a guardian assignment to restore Lily and Bryan Erickson’s broken marriage. Having a pure heart, Lily is able to see him while other humans can’t. Vulnerable and intrigued, Ilan falls in love with his charge. He finds Lily’s wayward husband in a vacation house with another woman, and rising to the challenge, manages to show Bryan what he lost, but now Lily won’t talk to him. 

TJs Virtual Book Tours:


Friday, April 24, 2015

Help me welcome TJs Virtual Book Tours as we spotlight...Greg Sandora.







BLURB
Greg Sandora has three books out with a fourth on the way. They hint at the diversity of his writing talent with the first series being in the Political Thriller genre and the second fitting nicely in the the Christian fantasy fiction genre. There are two books in the first series, Jack Cannon's American Destiny: He's All In and Jack Cannon's American Destiny: The Women of the House. Each has roots firmly planted in the political thriller genre. The first in the series, He's All In follows the campaign trail on the campaign trail to the presidential seat in the White House. The way fraught with intrigue, politicking, back stabbing and the politician's sleight of hand. The second book pumps up the volume with the torrid heat and smoldering passions of romance. Gabby takes to the engages the reader with a more celestial romantic quality as an angel makes herself known to the main character because of his kindness, purity of spirit and capacity for love. Together they experience the beauty of love in all of its purity.

http://www.amazon.com/Gabby-Angel-God-Supernatural-Thriller-ebook/dp/B00IJA6XQS/ref=la_B00BVOIP74_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429345963&sr=1-1




 BIO
Greg Sandora is the author of the book series Jack Cannon's American Destiny and Gabby series. He hints at the diversity of his writing talent with the first series being in the Political Thriller genre and the second fitting nicely in the the Christian fantasy fiction genre. Jack Cannon's American Destiny: He's All In centers on the journey to the White House presidential seat with all of its intrigue, politicking and drama. The second book in the series, The Women of the House, is a political thriller with a romantic turn. The Gabby series begins with Gabby: Angel of God. The second book, is a work in progress and is due to be released sometime in April. The main character meets Gabby in a bar. She actually makes him aware of her presence because of his kindness, purity of spirit and capacity for love is the reason for this encounter. Gabby is a romance to the core, yet so much more.
Originally from Portland, Maine, Greg  lived and worked there many years before moving to Southwest Florida. His parents were both artists - his mom a poet and his father a painter. Saturdays were for family outings wherein they loaded up the 1970 Chevy Impala to visit a one-man show somewhere-or-other. Greg followed a different calling, started by graduating with a business degree from college. He now owns and operates an award-winning franchise fitness center. Currently a professional manager, he lives in Florida with his beautiful wife and children, while following his passion.