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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

#ReleaseDay- The Mirror Sisters By V.C. Andrews®

The Mirror Sisters: A Novel by [Andrews, V.C.]

The Mirror Sisters
By V.C. Andrews®


About the book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series, which have become Lifetime movies in 2014-2016, V.C. Andrews® unveils the THE MIRROR SISTERSa riveting start to a new series about the saga of identical twin sisters tortured by their perfectionist mother to become more and more alike—until one of them snaps.

Because they’re identical twins, their mother insists that everything about them be identical: their clothes, their toys, their friends . . . the number of letters in their names, Haylee Blossom Fitzgerald and Kaylee Blossom Fitzgerald. If one gets a hug, the other must, too. If one gets punished, the other must be, too.

Homeschooled at an early age, when the girls attend a real high school they find little ways to highlight the differences between them. But when Haylee runs headfirst into the dating scene, both sisters are thrust into a world their mother never prepared them for—causing one twin to pursue the ultimateindependence. The dark disparity between the two girls may spell the difference between life . . . and a fate worse than death.

Pocket Books

October 25, 2016

About the series:

The Mirror Sisters: A Novel by [Andrews, V.C.]
The Mirror Sisters, Book One (October 25, 2016) 

Broken Glass (The Mirror Sisters Series Book 2) by [Andrews, V.C.]
Broken Glass, Book Two (February 28, 2017)

Shattered Memories, Book Three (November 2017)

Fiction into Film:
**My Sweet Audrina is a Lifetime movie, and Whitefern is the long-awaited sequel to My Sweet Audrina!

My Sweet Audrina (The Audrina Series Book 1) by [Andrews, V.C.]
My Sweet Audrina (The Audrina Series Book 1)

Whitefern (The Audrina Series Book 2) by [Andrews, V.C.]
Whitefern (The Audrina Series Book 2)

**The Dollanganger series books 1, 2, 3 and 4 are Lifetime movies: Flowers in the AtticPetals on the WindIf There Be ThornsSeeds of Yesterday

Flowers In The Attic (Dollanganger Book 1) by [Andrews, V.C.]
Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger Book 1)

Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger Book 2) by [Andrews, V.C.]
Petals on the Wind (Dollanganger Book 2)

If There Be Thorns (Dollanganger Book 3) by [Andrews, V.C.]
If There be Thorns (Dollanganger Book 3)

Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger Book 4) by [Andrews, V.C.]
Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger Book 4)

About the author:
One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews has been a bestselling phenomenon since the publication of Flowers in the Attic, first in the renowned Dollanganger family series, which includes Petals on the WindIf There Be ThornsSeeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. The family saga continues with Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of FoxworthChristopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger, and Secret Brother.  V.C. Andrews has written more than seventy novels, which have sold over 106 million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-five foreign languages. Join the conversation about the world of V.C. Andrews at

Monday, October 24, 2016

#Interview - When a Marquess Loves a Woman by Vivienne Lorret

When a Marquess Loves a Woman: The Season's Original Series by [Lorret, Vivienne]
When a Marquess Loves a Woman
The Season's Original Series 
by Vivienne Lorret


Crystal: I am so excited to host Vivienne Lorret today. Welcome Vivienne! Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Vivienne: Hello! I’m Vivienne Lorret and I write Regency Romances.

That introduction sounds like I’m standing in front of a romance support group, announcing my addiction, doesn’t it? But maybe it’s true. I am addicted to romance.
It started when I was young, listening to fairy tales (aka “gateway” romance). Then it continued when, years later, I discovered Jude Deveraux, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. I’m happy to say that I haven’t been able to manage my romance addiction at all. In fact, it just keeps getting more intense. 

And since I’m here, I might as well confess my other addiction: chai tea. I drink a cup every morning and, more times than not, I find myself standing in line at Starbucks ordering a grande chai with whip in the afternoon.

So that’s me in a nutshell—a romance writer fueled by copious amounts of chai tea.

Crystal: What are you currently working on? 

Vivienne: Right now, I’m working on a proposal for a late-Regency series set in London with an entirely new cast of characters. So far, it’s a lot of fun!

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for either your current release or your current WIP? 

Vivienne: The idea for WHEN A MARQUESS LOVES A WOMAN began while I was writing “The Duke’s Christmas Wish,” the prequel to the series. I first met Max and Juliet in the pages of that novella. 

They had instant chemistry, bringing out the worst in each other, and a past scandal that kept the ton’s ever-watchful gaze trained on them. I wanted to know more about them and why there was still so much animosity (especially on Max’s side) between them. That’s when I found out that, unbeknownst to Juliet, Max had always loved her, but he would never forgive her for breaking his heart. 

I couldn’t wait to write their story! 

And I’m so thankful for the support from Avon, and from my readers, that blessed me with the opportunity to do so.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite snack that like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us?

Vivienne: Cheez-it. Just typing the word makes my mouth water. However, because Cheez-its are my favorite snack to munch on, I’ve stopped buying them. I’ll walk past them in the grocery store and pretend that I didn’t see their cheerful, grinning boxes occupying four shelves. Yeah,four. Sadly, they keep coming out with different tempting varieties.

I hate it when they go on sale because then it feels like I’m doing a disservice to my budget, the universe, and all of humanity by notbuying them. I mean, it’s a sale, right? “Cheez-its at a 2 for $4 deal? Imagine all the people that could feed.”  But then my mocking inner voice will offer a dose of truth serum, laugh and say, “One.”

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

Vivienne: After hinting at Max and Juliet’s chemistry in two previous books, as well as a novella, I was dying to lay it out on the page. So, one of my favorite scenes is the cake-feeding in Chapter 2.

He spread his arms out in a shrug, cakes in one hand, walking stick in the other. “Now, as you can see, I am utterly helpless”—he paused at the sound of her scoff—“and unable to taste the cake that you offered to feed me.”
“I made no such offer.”
“Then I cannot think of what I heard moments ago unless . . .”—he lowered his voice—“you were flirting with me. But you, the ever-composed Lady Granworth, would never do such a thing.”
He wanted to see her color rise, her ire flash, anything. Damn it all, he needed to ruffle her feathers and crawl under her skin. It was the least she owed him.
“I would not even know how to flirt,” she boldly lied and without batting an eye.
Wasn’t every nuance of flirtation woven into her being? Every downward sweep of her lashes. Every subtle curl of her lips. Every slash of her tongue. Every single breath!
“Oh, I’m certain that is a false statement,” he said, keeping his tone smooth and even. “All you have to do is admit to flirting with me, and I’ll be on my way.”
“I. Admit. Nothing.”
He held out his hand. “Then feed me a cake.”
She stepped forward so suddenly she nearly startled him in the process. “Fine.”
The crisply enunciated word tolled a warning bell within him, advising caution. He had anticipated their continued banter and even her eventual retreat, but not her acquiescence. Instinct told him to be wary. And yet curiosity fixed him to the spot.
Lifting her hand, she slipped the serviette into her delicate palm, the edges draping over fingers. He stared, paying close attention to every movement, noting how her lace mitts left the entire length of her slender fingers exposed. No doubt, like her dress, they were designed for a purpose, bringing to mind thoughts of bared limbs.
Then, with a delicate pinch of her thumb and forefinger, she picked up the first cake.
Anticipation thundered in his chest, neck, and ears simultaneously. She could still balk. Still storm off in a flurry. He was prepared for such a response but no longer assured of it. Perhaps challenging her wasn’t the best idea after all.
His gaze shifted from the cake to her eyes, over and again. Her gaze, on the other hand, remained fixed to his as she slowly lifted the cake—
And popped it into her mouth. Then she closed her eyes, a smile curving her lips, while emitting a low murmur of sensual delight.
Max couldn’t breathe, couldn’t think, couldn’t move if someone were to set him on fire. The pulse that had pounded so hard an instant ago abruptly dropped to his trousers, banging like a drum as blood engorged his flesh.
The tip of her pert tongue slipped out to tease him further. The taunt transformed into torture when she licked the pink icing from her fingertip and then her thumb. When she finished, her eyes opened, the blue a brighter, deeper hue than the sky overhead. He found himself unable to look away.
“Delicious,” she purred. “So good in fact that I think I’ll have another.”
She pinched the second cake, her lips parted. But before she could lift it to her mouth—before he knew what he was doing—he seized her wrist.
He was half-tempted, half-wild with the need to kiss her, to lose himself in the silken texture of her lips once more. To haul her into his arms and feel the curves of her body with his hands.
It took every shred of control he possessed not to give in. At least, not completely.
Watching her all the while, he lowered his head and took the cake into his mouth.
He swallowed it without fanfare or appreciation. The dessert he really wanted was still waiting.
He slipped her finger into his mouth next, the dainty pad at the tip more silken and sweet than marzipan. In slow, searching swipes, he laved her flesh, mapping the route of every fine impression, wicking away every last bit of icing. He would have stopped if he was frightening her. Hell, he was startled by his own actions. But when he saw her pupils dilate, her gaze drifting down to his mouth, and then heard the quickening of her breath, he knew she was not afraid of him.
She was one of two things—either wholly, explosively angry or . . . wholly, explosively aroused. And since he’d been the recipient of her temper before, he wagered it was the latter.
A surge of triumph merged with the unleashed desire coursing through him. She could pretend she was cool-headed and aloof all she wanted, but he knew better. Five years ago, that same passion had slipped through the cracks in her composure.
He wanted more. Greedy, he curled his tongue around her, drawing her flesh deeper, and gently grazing the delicate furrows of her knuckle with his teeth.
His name shuddered out of her lungs and past her lips, sending a tremor through him. Yet the tinge of vulnerability in her passion-laden plea swiftly brought him to his senses.
With a quick tug, he pulled her closer. Still holding his walking stick, he touched the handle beneath her chin and tilted it up. “Perhaps you should reconsider flirting with your enemy in the future.”

Crystal: When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby? 

Vivienne: You are so sweet! I have varied hobbies, from crocheting to taking photographs. Sometimes, I’ll drive through the country, listen to music, and look out the window for the perfect place to pull over, point and click. Living in the Midwest, not too far from Lake Michigan, cornfields, and vineyards, there are a number of breathtaking sights. 

I’m also a stress-baker. When life gets hectic and I just need a minute to collect myself (before I run mad through the neighborhood), I lock and load the beaters and bake. 

But I can tell you one thing; it’s a relief that I don’t know the recipe for Cheez-its.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite background noise you like to having going while you write (TV, Music, kids playing)?

Vivienne: I’m a no noise kinda gal. But if I have to drown out the sound of the neighbor’s dogs, I’ll either turn on a fan or listen to R&B.

Crystal: Thanks for visiting. It has been a pleasure having you visit today. Can you think of anything else you would like to share with us today? 

Vivienne: Thank you so much for having me here! 

If you’d like updates on my latest projects or upcoming book signings, please sign up for my newsletter @ 

Warm wishes and happy reading!

About the book: 

When a Marquess Loves a Woman: The Season's Original Series by [Lorret, Vivienne]As a young, penniless gentleman, Maxwell Harwick knew he had little to offer Juliet White—the most beautiful debutante of the season—except his love, and one thoroughly scandalous kiss. But when they were discovered in a compromising position, a nearly ruined Juliet fled into the arms of a rich, older lord... taking Max’s heart with her.
Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth intends to use the fortune she inherited from her odious husband to build a new life in London. Five years have passed, but she’s never forgotten Max… or his soul-searing kiss. Yet it’s clear the newly-minted Marquess of Thayne has not forgiven her—after all, the infuriating man can barely stand the sight of her. But Juliet has endured far too much to give up without a fight and if it’s a battle of wills he wants, it’s a battle he’ll get.
He hates her for breaking his heart. She detests him for destroying her future. But beneath all the loathing simmers an intoxicating passion that neither can ignore… and the harder they resist, the harder they will inevitably fall.

**Note from Crystal: This book is on my to be read soon list. Please stay tuned for my review :)

#ReleaseDay - POISON EVIDENCE By Rachel Grant

Poison Evidence (Evidence Series Book 7) by [Grant, Rachel]
By Rachel Grant


It was supposed to be paradise…
After creating advanced mapping technology that intelligence agencies itch to add to their arsenals, Ivy MacLeod can’t turn down the perfect opportunity to test it: mapping a vast World War II battle site in the islands of Palau. The historic survey is more than an all-expenses-paid trip to paradise, it’s also an opportunity to distance her reputation from her traitorous ex-husband.

Disaster strikes when her ex-husband’s allies attempt to steal the equipment, but the man she turns to for help might be the bigger threat to her mission, her country, and her every waking thought. Is he protecting her as he claims...or is he a foreign agent? Her compass is skewed by the magnetic pull of him and further thrown off when she learns her own government has betrayed her.

Stranded on a tropical island with a man whose motives remain a mystery, Ivy must decide who is the spy, who is the protector, and who is the ultimate villain. Choose right, and she gets to keep her country’s secrets—and her life. Choose wrong...and she risks nothing short of all-out war.

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Concrete Evidence (Evidence Series Book 1) by [Grant, Rachel]
CONCRETE EVIDENCE (Evidence #1) is a FREE series starter!

Body of Evidence (Evidence Series Book 2) by [Grant, Rachel]

Withholding Evidence (Evidence Series Book 3) by [Grant, Rachel]


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Sunday, October 23, 2016

#ReRelease - Protect and Serve By Sabrina York

Protect and Serve (Stripped Down Prequel Book 3) by [York, Sabrina]
Protect and Serve
Stripped Down Prequel Book 3
By Sabrina York
About the Book:

The last thing officer Charlie Dunham expects when he returns to his hometown is to tangle with his high school crush, Claire Silver, right off the bat. He’d planned to ignore her entirely—the way she’d always ignored him. But when a mysterious threat puts her in danger, he must step in and save her. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he’s been lying to himself about his feelings for Claire. He wants her…no matter the cost.
Check out all the books in the Stripped Down Series!

Prequel Novellas:

Protect and Serve (Stripped Down Prequel Book 3) by [York, Sabrina]
Protect and Serve

Stripped Down Cowboys: 

Stud for Hire (Stripped Down) by [York, Sabrina]
Cowboy to Command by Sabrina York 10/18/2016 
Spurred On by Sabrina York  01/17/2017

#CoverReveal - Loved You Always By Natalina Reis

 Loved You Always
By Natalina Reis


The last person Emily Rose expects to reconnect with is Jeremy Peter, her childhood best friend. When Jem walks back into her perfectly settled life, Em puts up her guard. She has no desire to place her heart on the line again.

She’s moved on and is in a serious relationship with someone else. But the universe—and her kooky sister—have other ideas.

Thrust into an unexpected and dangerous adventure together, Em is forced to confront her unresolved feelings for Jem and decide what kind of life she really wants. That is if they both survive.

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 19, 2016
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Designer: Claire Smith

Natalina wrote her first romance in collaboration with her best friend at the age of 13. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes. Her novel, We Will Always Have the Closet, is her first published romance.

After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she has taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.

Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

#ReleaseBlitz - House Rules by Rebecca Brooke

Title: House Rules

Series: Traded #2
Author: Rebecca Brooke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20

*Note: House Rules is a standalone novel in the Traded Series

I stuck my dick in a different woman every night.
They lined up, pawing at me. All of them wanting to be part of the bad boy prestige that was Miller Hawes.
Then they flipped the river…
And she was mine. Sexy, compelling and the first woman who didn’t fall at my feet. Why can’t I get her out of my head?
I need to focus on taking over the family business. Except all my attention is on one thing and one thing only.



About the Author
Rebecca Brooke
Rebecca a New Jersey native has had a passion for reading all of her life. No matter the genre, turning her dreams into stories for her readers to treasure is more than she could ask for. She lives with her family wishing every day could be spent in the summer sun.

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#SALE #GiveAway - The Legacy of Buchanan’s Crossing by Rhea Rhodan

 The Legacy of Buchanan’s Crossing 
is on sale for $.99 through, Halloween, October 31st.

The Legacy of Buchanan’s Crossing
By Rhea Rhodan

About the Book: 

Winner of the EPIC ebook award for Fantasy Romance!

Breaking denial’s spell takes more than magic

Cayden Sinclair: BBW—big, beautiful witch—struggling to control her power and become worthy of her legacy. 

Clint MacAllen: Blinded by ambition and desperate to save his failing construction company; he’s not expecting to find redemption wrapped in goth and toting a truckload of crazy. 
J Milton: Mega-developer with plans for the Crossing.

Buchanan’s Crossing: One of the last magical strongholds on earth. 

Each has everything to lose. All will stop at nothing to win.

Buy The Legacy of Buchanan’s Crossing:

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