Friday, January 31, 2014

New Release: Spurs and Lace by Bonnie R. Paulson

NEW RELEASE only 99¢

Spurs and Lace by Bonnie R. Paulson
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Book Blast: Ruby Lake Series by Sherrill Willis

 ruby lake series blast

sherrill willis

 Sherrill Willis is the author of the much loved Ruby Lake series. Ruby Lake is the first book which was published originally in 2011, but was re­released after being professionally edited in 2013

The second novel in the series, A Wedding in Ruby Lake, was released on 8/16/12, and the third, Stay A While in Ruby Lake, was released on 12/12/13. Sherrill lives in northern Wisconsin with her two sons, and ­ in addition to writing which is her passion ­ enjoys reading, meeting friends for coffee and loves talking to her readers!!



ruby lake #1

Sydney Myers has been through several failed relationships in the past year, in addition to several other trauma's, and is now giving up on finding her knight in dented armor. When her boss sends her to Ruby Lake, a small, rural town in northern Wisconsin, the last thing she was looking for was love at first sight, not to mention a place in the world where she finally fits. Add in her city­savvy best friend, a jealous ex­girlfriend, a famous father, and a coffee shop full of off­the wall characters, and it becomes more challenging for Sydney to manage than a spinning plate competition.
When disaster strikes close to home, Sydney is left with the unbearable choice of her family, or the life she has always dreamed of. Come with Sydney on her journey and laugh, cry and rediscover why some choices are not really choices at all, they are simply fate.

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“Really? What were you doing about twenty minutes ago? And don’t tell me you were thinking, I know what your ‘thinking’ face is. Besides, we’re leaving Saturday, and we are staying at the hotel until then so it’s not like I am going to get a chance at him anyway. I was just commenting on how cute he is.” Illana folded her arms over her chest and stuck her chin out at Sydney. “At least I’m honest about it, unlike some people.”
“What do you want me to say?” Sydney threw her arms up in frustration. “Yes, I think Zeke is hot, like burn­me­at­the­ stake kind of hot. The man brought me a perfect cup of coffee while I was sleeping. Who does that? I almost spilled my coffee this afternoon when Betty told me he called her to find out how I like my coffee. So, yeah, I want him. How could I not? I mean, the only thing that would make him sexier is a gold­hoop earring! My heart does jumping jacks whenever he walks into the room,” At Illana’s wide­eyed look, Sydney said, “and he’s standing right behind me, isn’t he?”
“Yeah, but don’t stop now, especially if you’re going to do jumping jacks,” Zeke said, leaning against the door jam and wearing a very satisfied grin.


a wedding in ruby lake #2

A Wedding in Ruby Lake finds Sydney Myers and Zeke Greyson planning the perfect wedding, only to receive several unexpected, but not unwanted, houseguests. Illana Garet, Sydney’s city­savvy best friend, decides to come rather unexpectedly as does Zeke’s friend Tyler Shepard. They both arrive just in time to be embroiled into a new threat which proves to be far more dangerous than anyone at first had believed. The attraction between Alex, Zeke’s brother, and Illana deepens and Illana finds it hard to keep her well­maintained defenses in place. Annie “Attila the bun” Greyson is also back, but with a few surprises of her own.
From the meddling ladies at the local coffee shop, the Stay a While, to the machinations of a psychopath, A Wedding in Ruby Lake is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and a few new characters to get to know. Join the Ruby Lake gang as they find out, mostly the hard way, that sometimes walls need to be torn down in order for a better foundation to be built.

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Illana walked quickly into her room and grabbed her black clutch purse, opening it to drop her cell phone in it. She checked her hair, red tipped today, and makeup one last time in the mirror above the dresser and then walked out the door, pulling it shut quietly so as not to wake the other houseguest. Turning around, she ran smack into his chest.
“Ow, hi, I didn’t hear you get up. Did we wake you?” she asked, her face turning pink as she looked at Tyler.
“No, I’ve been up for hours actually,” Tyler said, crossing his arms and leaning against the wall. “Just so you know, my heart has already been spoken for. But if it wasn’t, you’d be very fun to chase…and catch.”
Illana felt a pang of disappointment, and a wave of relief. “Ha, like you’d catch me to begin with. I never date men who are prettier than me.”

stay a while in ruby lake #3

After a shooting incident—which left Sydney Greyson and her new sister­in­law, Annie Greyson, injured—the residents of Ruby Lake now face more difficulties than ever before. Sydney is left trying to navigate a new marriage and the upcoming arrival of her twins, while dealing with the fear that shadows her every waking moment. Annie is coming to terms with a life drastically different than the one she had hoped for, and makes some painful decisions regarding who will be in her life and who she must let go. Illana Garet will have to make some tough choices, and will gain and lose much during the process. Meanwhile, the women at the local coffee shop, the Stay a While, will do everything in their power to keep everyone’s spirits up, amid much laughter and love.
None of the members of the close­knit group in Ruby Lake will be left unscathed in the upcoming events that will shape them all. Come with them to celebrate the joys and grieve the losses that touch us all. Join them to find out why so many choose to Stay a While in Ruby Lake.

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“Stop yelling, I’m awake, for goodness sake,” Diana said, pulling her fancy new earbuds out of her ears.
Illana sat down, one hand on her chest. “You usually hear the door open, your face was so peaceful, I thought…”
Diana put a hand on Illana’s knee. “I know what you thought, and it is coming. I hope you don’t do that when I do go. When I go home, there won’t be any more pain. You must be brave, my girl, you must. There are so many things I want to say, do, see with you. I want to dance, I want to sing more songs, but we are running out of time. I want to say I love you a thousand more times, so much so it will soak into your skin and stain it. So you will have it forever.”


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CRUX by Miranda Kavi is now LIVE and Only 99 Cents! Get Flee for 99 cents too!

CRUX (The Aurora Lockette Series book 2) is LIVE and ONLY 99¢!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Promo: Trust Me Trilogy by K.E. Osborn

Trust Me? (Book 1 of The Trust Me? Trilogy) by K E Osborn is now available for purchase for .99c at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. 
For Amazon and kindle:

Love Me? (Book 2 of The Trust Me? Trilogy) by K E Osborn is now available for purchase for $2.99 at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. 
For Amazon and kindle:

Please note: these books are for mature audiences 18+. They contains explicit language and sexual content.

Trust Me?

The Trust Me? Trilogy 

Book 1
KE Osborn

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 9780992333805

Number of pages: 283 pages
Word Count: approx 89,000

Book Description:

This book is for mature audiences 18+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.

Jenifer Taylor is content with her life, dull and boring as it is. Being absent from the dating scene means she doesn’t have to deal with the major trust issues she has with men that stem from a controlling and aggressive ex-boyfriend and an absentee father.  She’s happy being alone, sharing her life with her friends and family.

When Jeni starts a typical day in the big city of Mornington Vale, California, it turns from bad to worse when she’s involved in a chain collision on her way to work.
Her world changes forever that day because she meets Aiden O’Connell, the billionaire son of Alistair O’Connell, who owns Mornington Vale’s largest financial corporation. Aiden is an up-and-coming young businessman who's ready to take on the vice presidency of his father’s company. He is the good son, and it’s imperative to Alistair that Aiden succeed and follow in his footsteps. Life for Aiden involves working hard and not much else.

After the accident, however, Aiden’s world changes as well. He finds Jeni irresistible and instantly pursues her. With some coaxing, she eventually agrees to a date, and the attraction is mutual.

Jeni finds love quickly with Aiden, but trusting him is another issue.  When to trust is tested in many different ways but comes to a head when Aiden is investigated for a serious crime.  As her trust issues spark, she is forced to go through a journey of self-discovery.

She must decide once and for all whether she trusts the man she loves when she’s asked the ultimate question: “Do you trust me?”

This is book one in a series of three.  Book two "Love Me?" was released on November 18th, 2013.

Short Excerpt Trust Me?

I turn to face him; he puts his other arm around me. We are in the same position as before when the last kiss attempt failed. My arms are tight around his neck, his arms around my waist. I look down. He lifts up my chin so I’m lost in his gaze. His hand goes back to my waist. He swallows; I think he’s as nervous as I am. He tilts his head and leans in … I back away quickly.

“What’s wrong?” he asks, looking hurt.

“Oh, no, it’s not you. I think … I might have garlic breath.”

He laughs and pulls me back to him. “So do I.” He pulls me in tighter, and before I know what’s happening, his lips are on mine. I give in and surrender to him completely.

This feels like one of my fantasies, only way, way better. He holds me tight as one hand moves from my waist to caress my cheek, kissing me softly but sensually. My hands move to the back of his head, and I grab a lock of hair in each hand. He moves our bodies so that I’m against the railing at the edge of the deck. He moves his hand from my waist to hold the rail as I still grasp his hair. The kissing becomes feverishly passionate; his tongue against mine as they intertwine with each other. Our breathing becomes faster and erratic. Our kissing becomes more intimate. We are in perfect sync with each other. I pull him closer to me, our whole bodies touching. My heart is pounding fast and hard. His hand moves from my face to the back of my head, pulling me tight. He moves my hair from the side of my neck, breaks our kiss and kisses my neck slowly and seductively. I sigh and breathe in a stuttering motion. I open my eyes to see the waitress standing there, gawking at us. I stiffen as I see her. He pulls back and looks at me. With my eyes, I gesture toward the waitress. He turns, looks, and lets out a little huff. He leans in towards me.

“Now that’s a first kiss,” he whispers as he grabs my hand and leads me over to the table. I can’t help but smile.

Love Me?
The Trust Me? Trilogy
Book 2
KE Osborn

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

ISBN: 9780992333812

Number of pages: 271
Word Count:87,000

Book Description:

This book is for mature audiences 18+ It contains explicit language and sexual content.

In the first book of The Trust Me? Trilogy, Jeni Taylor finds the love of her life, but as the second book begins, she finds herself lost without Aiden O’Connell, who’s been wrongly convicted of embezzlement charges and incarcerated. She must find the strength within to help prove he’s innocent while dealing with other issues. Aiden’s father, Alistair, still taunts her, making life between Jeni and Aiden more difficult, and an unexpected visitor enters their lives, creating havoc and turning it upside down. Jeni’s trust issues return in a major way after an incident leaves her fragile and broken. Aiden and Jeni find themselves going through more trials and tribulations than ever before in this second installment of the Trust Me? Trilogy. In the end, Jeni will be asked the ultimate question: Do you still love me?

Short Excerpt Love Me?

    My nerves start to get the better of me, I start to feel nauseous; those darn pesky butterflies attack again. I’m not sure why I’m nervous, whether it’s the shoes making me unstable or whether it’s the memory of our first date, our first touch, or our first kiss that’s making me bashful. 

    I turn the corner to see him standing there with a bunch of red roses, in the suit that he changed into earlier, this time with a baby pink tie on. Behind him is that gorgeous waterfall cascading down the cliff with the lush greenery surrounding us. As I take a step closer, I hear music playing. “Thank You for Loving Me” by Bon Jovi. It’s our song. I feel my eyes welling up as all the emotion and love I feel for this man is becoming too much to bear.

    His smile is beaming from ear to ear when I approach. Finally I reach him. He holds out his hand for me to take. I take it, and he pulls me into a tight embrace
   “This is perfect,” I whisper.

    “Perfection for perfection, my love.” He kisses my cheek, and places the bouquet of flowers on the railing.

About the Author:

K E Osborn is the Adelaide based Author of the Trust

me? Trilogy, a romance series with love, laughter and

plenty of lust!

K E Osborn was born in September 1984 and raised in

Adelaide South Australia. She had a love of writing

throughout High School but went down a different path

to Design instead. It wasn't until she had a vivid dream

about a three car pileup that the characters of her first

book came to life.

Aiden and Jeni are the amazing couple from the Trust me? Trilogy and they were born into the

world through the imagination of K E Osborn in 2012.

Updates on Giveaways! 2 are ending Feb 3rd!

I wanted to set the record straight 2 are ending on Feb 3rd, not sure what happened with the dates changing, I know I have been having issues with both rafflecopter and my internet modem .. but those that are ending Feb 3rd will be ending then. I will draw the winners at Midnight and as soon as I hear back from them. I will get your prizes out to you or for the other prizes from the author's I will send off your email or mailing address to the authors. I am so sorry for the glitches or whatever happened to cause the confusion. 

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I hope this clears up any confusion as to when these giveaways end! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review: Shadow's Dangers by Cindy Mezni

Appearances can be deceiving…

Losing a loved one is never easy. Although Deliah learned to live without her parents when fate took them from her as a young girl, history repeats itself and causes her to face even greater challenges when Tess, the woman who raised her and was like a second mother to her, passes away. But even worse than dealing with her loss is the coinciding arrival of inexplicable nightmares that haunt Deliah’s nights.

She becomes consumed with images she didn’t understand and a recurrent dream about her parents’ car accident. Oddly, this dream details different versions from what she had always been told about the accident.

But when a new family, The Wates, arrive in town and begin to pay close attention to her, even stranger events follow. Now, Deliah must not only face her nightmares, but the possibility that a world she never suspected exists. And this world may cost her everything.


When I asked to review this book, I agreed for the two reasons one it's in the genre I love and two the unique premise of the story.  Normally I could figure out just what kind of supernatural being is featured at the beginning but not with this book. I found myself being pulled into the mystery of what exactly was Garreth and his family.  All kinds of theories were bounced around in my head and none came even close to what they actually were.  This made this book such a fun read for me. It kept me guessing all the way to the end. I had to force myself to put it down  and even when I did I found myself still thinking about what could this family be?

I loved the fact as well, this was written in Deliah's POV,  I could really feel her pain , frustration and confusion as to all the events that happened in her life.  And if I was her I definitely could understand her confusion to all visions and recurring nightmares she was having.  I could also understand her hatred for her sister, Anna , she made me want to reach in the book and slap her myself for the way she treated Deliah.  I am still holding out hope in the future book or books that this relationship can be repaired somehow.

Overall I loved this book, loved the fact I felt like a detective trying to solve the mystery and in the end I still didn't end up guessing what this family was. It's such a unique paranormal twist that I think most of you that love paranormal books will find this book fascinating. I know I surely did.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

1000 Like's Giveaway!

Wow is all I can say and a big thank you for all that are following, and liking A Novel Gathering. As A thank you I am running another giveaway, with some help from generous authors as well.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Rocking Deal of the Day: Dark Witch: Book One of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy by Nora Roberts


Book Description

October 29, 2013
First in the all-new Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.


County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…

Don’t miss the next two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy

Shadow Spell
Blood Magick

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Rocking Deal of the Day: The Maze Runner by James Dashner for only $1.99




 Book Description

September 25, 2009
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario.

The first book in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series—The Maze Runner is a modern classic, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

From the Hardcover edition.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Attention Authors and Bloggers : 1000 Like's Giveaway Donations?

If you care to donate to this giveaway once we get to 1000 likes on our FB page we will go live... Fill out the forum below..

Monday, January 6, 2014

Rocking Deal of the Day: The complete Rylie Cruz series is only 99 cents


Book Description

September 30, 2013
The complete Rylie Cruz series:

How to Date a Werewolf

Romance can be a hairy business--especially when you're a werewolf.

As the owner of Get a Mate Dating Service, Rylie is more than happy to step in and lend a hand to lonely lycanthropic hearts all over town. No matter how hopeless Rylie might be in finding her own soul mate, she has a knack for helping others find theirs.

Convinced that she is stuck with a family curse, Rylie is positive she will never find her true love. But when drool-worthy Jack Chandler shows up at her door, Rylie wonders if maybe the curse is finally broken.

But Rylie's life is about to become complicated courtesy of the after-dark crowd. When she begins receiving strange notes and harassment from a jilted client, events careen out of control.

Jack knows she's more hassle than he can handle. What he doesn't know is whether she's seriously in trouble . . . or simply delusional.

How to Date a Vampire

Dating a vampire doesn't have to suck.

Rylie Cruz is the owner of Get a Mate dating service. Her specialty is matching up paranormal folks. Thinking that a curse placed on her is finally broken, Rylie hopes that her love life is headed in the right direction.

Not so fast.

Rylie has finally convinced her hunky psychiatrist boyfriend, Jack Chandler, that
she isn't crazy and is actually a werewolf. But after a little scuffle with temperamental vampires, Rylie must now convince Jack that he may be a part of the paranormal club.

How to Date a Demon

A Match Made in Hell

Rylie Cruz loves playing matchmaker. She even does it full-time at her matchmaking service, Get a Mate. Since she's a werewolf, she feels that gives her expertise when dealing with the paranormal crowd.

When Rylie's best friend, Jennifer Matthews, asks her to set her up on a date, Rylie is hesitant. Jennifer hasn't had luck in the dating department lately.

But when a good-lucking man shows up looking for a date, Rylie thinks Jennifer might be his perfect match. The date turns to hell though when Jennifer displays outrageous mood swings and a new shocking fashion sense.

When Jennifer disappears, Rylie fears the worst. Things get even stranger when a mysterious demon hunter shows up looking for Jennifer. He claims he wants to help Rylie find her friend. Rylie's boyfriend, Jack Chandler, is trying to save Rylie from the demon hunter, but she isn't sure she needs to be saved.

Rylie has to find her friend before it's too late and Jennifer's swooped off for a staycation in forever damnation.

Books available by Rose Pressey:

Maggie, P.I. Series:
Book 1: Crime Wave
Book 2: Murder is a Beach (coming 2014)

Halloween LaVeau Series:
Book 1: Forever Charmed
Book 2: Charmed Again
Book 3: Third Times a Charm (coming September 24, 2013.)

Larue Donavan Series:
Book 1: Me and My Ghoulfriends
Book 2: Ghouls Night Out
Book 3: The Ghoul Next Door

Rylie Cruz Series:
Book 1: How to Date a Werewolf
Book 2: How to Date a Vampire
Book 3: How to Date a Demon

Mystic Cafe Series:
Book 1: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells
Book 2: Pies and Potions

Veronica Mason Series:
Book 1: Rock 'n' Roll is Undead

Trash to Treasure Crafting Mystery Series:
Book 1: Murder at Honeysuckle Hotel

Haunted Renovation Mystery Series:
Book 1: Flip That Haunted House
Book 2: The Haunted Fixer-Upper

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

January Book Read of the Month: Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Book Description

August 5, 2008
The most anticipated story in the blockbuster Dark-Hunter series. The never-before-revealed story of the Dark-Hunter leader, Acheron.  He was made human in order to escape death, but in death he was reborn a god. . .

  Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.

Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.

Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.

War has never been more deadly... or more fun.

Friday, January 3, 2014

And The Winners are......

Winner of two books or $20 Amazon GC is.......
  Colleen Boudreau

Winner of one book or $10 Amazon GC is.....
Amy Jibben Freese 

Winner of the $5 Amazon GC is....... 
Am Hengst

Emails have been sent out, you have 48 hours to respond or new winners will be chosen. Thank you for all that have entered.  Don't forget to enter our other big giveaways going on until February and March..  Links are at the top 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Welcome to 2014 Giveaway!!!

Happy New Year and to celebrate the New Year, we at A Novel Gathering want to start the New Year off with a bang.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

January Author of the Month Spotlight: Ty Langston

Author Bio
As a child, multi-published author Ty Langston loved to read about dragons and knights so much that one day, her grandmother told her to "just write about them."

So she did.

From that day forward, she never left home without her pen, a notebook, and some kind of music playing in the background. Her love of reading expanded from fantasy into science fiction, and eventually into paranormal romance and erotica.

She enjoys different works from George Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and Jackie Collins. But some of Ty's favorite writers are from the world of TV and film: namely, Tudors creator Michael Hirst, and the late John Hughes.

Ty has a certificate in Broadcast Journalism along with a degree in Business Administration.

How to Contact her:
Here is the list of her books. 

All of those available at, B&  All

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Episodes 4-6 (Mail Order Groom-Book#2  of the ‘A Foreign Affair Series)
(Romantic Tales: All available at, B& and All Romance.)
Crave Series:
Rock Me (Crave A Bite 1.0) Dec/Jan
Crave  Book #1 (PNR-Note other two are Contemporary) available now (available on all digital platforms. amazon, kobo, B&
NEED  (Book #2 PNR) tenatively Feb/March
Still of the Night (Crave a Bite 1.5)  April
HUNGER (Book #3) –May/June.
Coming Soon-
The Champion Sports series.