Wish you were here blog tour

Wish You Were Here
Asta Idonea
Dreamspinner Press
8 February 2017
Novella/Contemporary/Paranormal
Heat Rating: 1

The death of Oakley’s sister has left his family broken and buried beneath their grief. In an attempt to get out from underneath their pain, they rent an isolated cottage in the Cotswolds. For Oakley, it’s an exercise in futility. He doesn’t see much hope for things to get back to the way they used to be, and he’s bored and restless as he waits out the time until he can return to the city and university. All of that changes when he meets local boy Bobby, and the connection between them is instant. Within a few days, Oakley is ready to walk away from everything to stay with Bobby. However, Bobby has problems of his own, and they might be more than the budding romance can survive. But they might also give Oakley a new perspective on his own situation.

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Dreamspinner Press: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/wish-you-were-here-by-asta-idonea-8131-b
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5QYWAZ
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5QYWAZ

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Author Bio & Links
Asta Idonea (aka Nicki J Markus) was born in England but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.
Asta launched her writing career in 2011 and divides her efforts not only between MM and mainstream works but also between traditional and indie publishing. Her works span the genres, from paranormal to historical and from contemporary to fantasy. It just depends what story and which characters spring into her mind!
As a day job, Asta works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys music, theatre, cinema, photography, and sketching. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel, all of which have provided plenty of inspiration for her writing.

Blog: http://www.nickijmarkus.com
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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolamarkus
Amazon Author US: http://www.amazon.com/Asta-Idonea/e/B00RMGGVYO
Amazon Author UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asta-Idonea/e/B00RMGGVYO

Excerpt

Summer passed England by that year, as if it shared his family’s grief and refused to intrude upon such solemn days with unwanted sunshine. A cool, wet July turned into a blustery August, and now a dismal September loomed. From the window of their rented cottage, there was nothing but gray skies as far as the eye could see. The fields spread out in a patchwork of shortbread and moss. Plentiful rain meant the grass stood tall, but the lack of light filtering through thick, heavy clouds dulled its various shades of green. And this bleak scene was supposed to make everything better?

Oakley sighed and turned to the sink. He poured himself a glass of water from a spluttering, corroded tap and took a sip. Despite the dubious appearance of the fittings, the water was clean, tasteless, and refreshing. He supposed he should at least be thankful for that. It was likely to be the only pleasant thing this vacation would provide.

#Friday #Fearless #Female Guest Post: Paige Tyler

#Friday #Fearless #Female Guest Post: Paige Tyler

Thanks so much for having me, Tigris!

I have to admit, I’ve always been drawn to alpha heroes whether they’re cops, military guys, covert agents, cowboys, shifters—you get the idea. But while I need to have my hero be a guy who can take care of himself—and when necessary, the heroine—I also like a woman who can stand on her own two feet and take care of herself.

It’s a careful balance that I have to play in my stories. I’m never trying to say the heroine doesn’t need her hero because she certainly does. (He also needs her.) It’s just important to me to show that sometimes a woman isn’t going to sit around and wait to be saved. In other cases, I want her to be just as willing as the guy to face danger for the person she loves. Just as importantly, I love showing that kick-butt comes all shapes and sizes, and doesn’t have to equate to a woman running around with a weapon.

Both my Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) Series and my X-OPS Series show the diversity of the term kick butt when it comes to my heroines. Since my newest release TO LOVE A WOLF is in my SWAT Series, I’ll introduce you to some of the kick-butt heroines from that series.

In Book 1, HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF, Mackenzie Stone is a journalist who will go after any story no matter the risk. She’s not an action hero, but when her man is in danger, she finds herself worrying more about him than herself (even if he is a werewolf). In her case, kick butt means stepping into danger for her hero instead of away from it.

In Book 2, WOLF TROUBLE, everything changes. Khaki Blake is an alpha werewolf too. She personifies the very definition of kick butt. She’s tough, aggressive, and dangerous. But when the man she loves (another werewolf) is injured, the sensitive side of my kick-butt heroine comes out. This just shows you can be kick butt and have a soft side, too.

In Book 3, IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, Jayna Winston is a beta werewolf who comes from a tough background and gets caught up in a situation well outside her comfort zone. As a beta, she’s used to her alpha taking care of the pack. But when that alpha puts his own needs ahead of the pack (and on a collision course with the Dallas SWAT team), she has to take a stand and be more than she ever imagined she could be. And with the love of a good werewolf, she finds out what that means.

To Love a WolfIn my newest release Book 4, TO LOVE A WOLF, Everly is a fun-loving artist whose biggest obstacle is to overcome a family full of overprotective men who think she can’t take care of herself. When they decide she’s too good for the man she’s fallen in love with, she has to take a stand for herself and for love…even if the man she’s fallen for is a werewolf.

Every one of my heroines are different and kick butt in their own special way. But that’s what I was going for. Women don’t have to fit into a standard mode to be exceptional. They just have to be willing to step out there and take a stand.

HE’S FOUND THE ONE…

SWAT officer Landry Cooper is certain Everly Danu is The One. The problem is, she has no idea what Cooper really is. And as much as he wants to trust her, he’s not sure he can share his deepest secret…

BUT CAN HE KEEP HER?

When Everly’s family discovers Cooper’s a werewolf, her brothers will do anything to keep them apart-they’ll kill him if they have to. Everly is falling hard for the ridiculously handsome SWAT officer, and she’s not about to let her brothers tell her who she can love… Until Cooper’s secret is exposed and she discovers the man she thought she knew is a monster in disguise.

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Jennifer Kacey: Her version of Love

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My Version of Love by Jennifer Kacey

Hi hi hi!!! I’m Jennifer Kacey and I write dirty books. That’s right. I’m starting off with the good stuff. Why? Because life is short and eating dessert first just doesn’t seem like a bad idea to me!

I write kink, some soft and some….HARD….! I also write fetish, military, bodyguard, cruise ship owners, famous actor, magazine tycooness, FBI, wolf shifters, teachers and housewives kinds of stories. All of them wrapped around tales of love and acceptance and beautiful surrender that will hopefully take hold of your heart and leave you with a sigh on your lips when you turn the last page.

Currently, I write for Samhain, Decadent, Penthouse Magazine ***SO FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE MY FIRST STORY IS IN THIS MONTH’S FEBRUARY ISSUE ON STANDS NOW*** and I do a lot under my own publishing house, Never Settle Publishing. I like writing for different houses. Readers are different. Bigger audiences. And I learn new things from each of these houses ALL the time. Different writing styles, writing techniques, editing choices. Super awesome! Plus I can get a lot more dirty books on the shelves each year this way!

Contemporary is the only time period I tell stories in and I’m a graphic girl. I’m going to tell you all about how they get together!! No blushing or swooning in my books. Screaming, though? That I have you covered on.

Every story at its core will be about passion. And what better month to talk about it than February!! I love seeing all the silly chocolate hearts and roses and stuffed animals in the stores for months leading up to V-Day. Makes me smile to think of all the, I love yous, happening this month. And the, will you marry mes?? Love those!

And what better way to celebrate the release of Discipline and Desire in Penthouse and Zeke’s Pitstop in my Fantasies A-Z series that’s out next week? Giveaways of course!!

One lucky poster will win a copy of Penthouse because I have extra copies I can mail out!!! And another lucky poster will win an e-book copy of Zeke’s Pitstop before it’s even available to buy!! So delicious!

How do you enter?? Easy! If you’re interested, go get signed up for my Newsletter to hear about all my new releases (I have more than 10 still to go in 2016!!) and then comment below and tell me YOUR love story!! Someone you fell in love with the first time you saw them. Someone you loved from a far and years later you got together. Someone you’ve loved for 50 years. Someone you’ve loved for 2 minutes. I want to hear it all!

Don’t forget to put your email address in the post so I can contact the winners!

And get to a store that sells Penthouse. Seriously. It’s. So. Dirty. Hope you love it!!!

Decadently Yours,
Jennifer Kacey

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Jennifer Kacey is a writer, mother, and business owner living with her miniman in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.

 

 

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Giveaway

One lucky poster will win a copy of Penthouse because I have extra copies I can mail out!!! And another lucky poster will win an e-book copy of Zeke’s Pitstop before it’s even available to buy!! So delicious!

How do you enter?? Easy! If you’re interested, go get signed up for my Newsletter to hear about all my new releases (I have more than 10 still to go in 2016!!) and then comment below and tell me YOUR love story!! Someone you fell in love with the first time you saw them. Someone you loved from a far and years later you got together. Someone you’ve loved for 50 years. Someone you’ve loved for 2 minutes. I want to hear it all!