Eden Baylee Giveaway: Stranger at Sunset

 

A vacation can be a killer…
 

 

Publication Date: June 30, 2014
Genre: Psychological Mystery/Thriller

A vacation can be a killer.

Dr. Kate Hampton, a respected psychiatrist, gathers with a group of strangers at her favorite travel spot, Sunset Villa in Jamaica. Included in the mix are friends of the owners, a businessman with dubious credentials, and a couple who won the trip from a TV game show.

It is January 2013, following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The luxury resort is struggling, not from the storm, but due to a scathing review from caustic travel writer, Matthew Kane. The owners have invited him back with hopes he will pen a more favorable review to restore their reputation.

Even though she is haunted by her own demons, Kate feels compelled to help. She sets out to discover the motivation behind Kane’s vitriol. Used to getting what he wants, has the reviewer met his match in Kate? Or has she met hers?

Stranger at Sunset is a slow-burning mystery/thriller as seen through the eyes of different narrators, each with their own murky sense of justice. As Kate’s own psychological past begins to unravel, a mysterious stranger at Sunset may be the only one who can save her.

 

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. She incorporates many of her favorite things into her writing such as: travel; humor; music; poetry; art; and much more.

Stranger at Sunset is her first mystery novel, on the heels of several books of erotic anthologies and short stories. She writes in multiple genres.

An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often!

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Two prize packs with digital copies of Eden’s books. Open Internationally. Ends 8/15.

 

Abigail Owen on tour: Black Orchid

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Giveaway:  A $40 Amazon/B&N Giftcard or a Book Depository shopping spree of the same value, plus the first three books of the Svatura series will be given away as digital copies.
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Title: Black Orchid
Series: Svatura, Book Four
Author: Abigail Owen
Publication Date: May 23, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Synopsis

Heartbroken…

Adelaide Jenner feels nothing… she is completely numb inside. Her te’sorthene, her fated love, abandoned her and joined their enemy. On that day her sister turned off all Adelaide’s emotions in order to save her from a heartbreak that could push her over the edge of sanity. But great power wielded without compassion or love can only lead to pain.

Deceived…

Nate Pierce believes Adelaide used her extraordinary powers to deceive him all these years. So he destroyed a relationship he thought to be false and hungers for revenge. Now, Nate serves Maddox. He is unaware that his new leader is using him as a pawn in a bid to enslave all Svatura.

Unraveling…

The only hope of finally defeating Maddox is for Adelaide and her sisters to combine their growing powers against him. But the the key to a Svatura’s power is the heart, and Adelaide’s is still missing.

 
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Character Interview:

  1. What is Adelaide like? Adelaide Jenner is the MC of Black Orchid. While she remained fairly constant through the first three books of the series – as the shy, somewhat reserved voice of reason in the family – she goes through major changes in Black Orchid. So it’s hard to describe what she’s like. But I would say she comes out on the other end with a lot more self-confidence. Though she remains as sweet and loyal as every.
  1. What does Adelaide do best? What is the perfect location for this action? Adelaide’s primary gift is the ability to see relationships. There’s really no location that’s necessary, although sometimes privacy helps depending on what she sees.
  1. What drives Adelaide to do the things they do? Everything hinges on the fact that her fated love deserted her at the end of book #3. Adelaide’s memory is wiped early on in Black Orchid in order to save her from the pain. So her character development moves from reactionary (just dealing with this new scary world) to proactively trying to better her position.
  1. You are introduced to Adelaide. Is she happy to meet you? Adelaide is one of those people who is shy – so she doesn’t necessarily enjoy meeting people. But she has a big heart, which makes her happy t
  1. What is Adelaide’s favorite guilty pleasure? Romance novels. She can’t get enough.
  1. How would Adelaide describe herself? Adelaide’s lack of memory means that she only knows herself as she was. She’d say she’s the quiet one of the family. That she’s an average girl (even though she’s not) with a wonderful, caring family.
  1. What is Adelaide’s weakness? Adelaide’s never had an active power, and feels like this puts her family at risk, having to protect her everywhere they go. In Black Orchid, her weakness is her lack of memory. It means she can’t recognize foe from friend.
  1. Where does Adelaide go to regroup/unwind? They move around a lot as a form of protection, so there’s no one place she can go. Adelaide tends to use alone time in her room, reading, as a means of escape or relaxing.
  1. What does Adelaide live for? The people she loves. Her family and friends are the most important thing in the world to her.
  2. What will Adelaide kill for? Same answer. The people she loves. Anyone who ever threatened them would regret it.

 

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Adelaide Jenner Speaks:

  1. Give up three of your deepest, darkest secrets. I can’t stand Talia – the girl Selene rescued who just woke up. There’s something about her that just doesn’t sit right. And I like everyone.

I don’t share the relationships I can see. I don’t want to influence them.

Beyond that, I’m not much of a secret keeper. Especially with Lila (my sister) and Nate (my boyfriend). I tell them everything.

 

  1. If you could have one super power in your existence, what would it be? I have the ability to see relationships. But I’ve always wanted a more active power. I think some kind of super strength would be very cool.hyacinth
  1. A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less? Oh The Troubles I’ve Seen
  1. If money were not an object, where would you most like to live? Money’s not the problem. But if I could choose, I’ve always wanted to live in Alaska during the summer and Australia in the winter. I’m a summer girl, so that would keep me in the season all year!
  2. Name one thing you must do before you die, and why. Finally marry Nate. We met so young, and Svatura live a long time. So we’ve been waiting for ages (almost 100 years).

 

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Fill in the blank:

1. I can never go fishing because I can’t stand seeing those poor little fish on the line.

2. The next time I start high school all over again I will try being in the drama club. I’ve never had enough guts before.

3. Why do I always lose my car keys? I just can’t seem to hold on to those suckers.

4. My favorite flavor is chocolate because I was born in a time when it wasn’t as easy to get. So now I can’t get enough.

5. I love Nate because I  am his te’sorthene (fated love).

6. How much blood can you take? None Why? It makes me woozy. My dad’s a healer, and I still can’t handle it. Glad I didn’t inherit that power!

 

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Author Bio

Award-winning author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by obtaining a degree in English Rhetoric/Technical Writing. However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

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Renee Novelle: Paradise Coast

 

 

This isn’t your average happily ever after…
Publication Date: 4/30/2014
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Satire 


Welcome to Naples, Florida! Where the beaches are perfect and every day is a vacation. But in this small town paradise that serves as a playground for the rich and elite, not everything is as beautiful as it first appears on the surface. 

Offering an irreverent, and often sarcastic, glimpse into all the sexy scandals that go on behind closed doors, Paradise Coast, delves into the shadows of another way of life and proves that money doesn’t always buy happiness. Following five couples as they navigate their way through love, expectations and revenge, this story explores how different personalities react when faced with unsavory realizations about their current states of affairs. 

Authors Note: This is not a romance. There are no alpha heroes who swoop in to save the day, or brooding bad boys who are easily converted into marriage material. If that’s what you’re searching for, then keep looking. Inside these pages is an unparalleled drama with many happy endings, but not so many happily-ever-afters. At least, not in the traditional sense… It’s a story about quick-witted women who find creative ways of empowering themselves and rising above their conflicting situations.

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Formerly a freelance journalist, Novelle has found placement of her pieces in both online and print publications since 2008. Additionally, she has written multiple screenplays, and contributed her writing to many non-profit and for profit organizations. She has launched several blogs over the years, which garnered international attention.

In 2013, Novelle returned to her first love – fiction. Writing under the names Renee Novelle and R.S. Novelle, she has a publication schedule that includes Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, Paranormal Fiction, Contemporary Women’s fiction, Chick Lit, and New Adult.






Though she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication, summa cum laude, she considers herself a constant student of the written word. She’s an avid reader, an enthusiastic quote poster, and rarely takes “no” as a final answer. She has an unhealthy obsession for theater, dance, music and art, and strongly believes that wine is simultaneously the beginning of, and resolution to, all of life’s problems. She believes in following dreams, and that in the end, you always end up where you’re meant to be. 

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Andromeda’s Fall: Abigail Owen’s Top Ten Favorite Things

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Abigail Owen’s Top 10 Favorite Things

I love this top 10 list request. It totally makes me want to sing the song from “The Sound of Music” which I love.  So, off the bat, I’m going to make a rule for myself that I can’t do any obvious things – like my husband and kids – because those go without saying. So my top 10 less obvious favorite things are….

  1. My Kids’ Laughter – I don’t count this as obvious. Lol (favorite thing #11 – breaking my own rules). There’s a lot of favorite things about my kids. But hearing them laugh will always make me happy no matter what my day was like or what mood I’m in.

2. A New Book Release – I love every part of it. The book cover. The editing. Finally getting it out there. The initial feedback (positive or constructive). Finding new readers. Love it!

3. Blue Skies – I was a skydiver all through college and for quite a while after. I don’t jump any more. But blue skies will always make me happy.

4.  A Pun (Any Pun) – The worse the better. Makes me laugh every time.

5. Estes Park, Colorado – I grew up visiting Estes Park. It’s in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. My favorite place on the planet to this day.  I even set my first book, Blue Violet, there.

6. A Good Whoop – I am a grad of Texas A&M University. Whooping is a tradition there. Any time I hear a good whoop – especially now that I live away from Texas – makes my day.

7. Spring Flowers – California starts blooming in mid-February and doesn’t quit until October. Everything blooms. It does it in wave and bursts of all colors. I love it.

8. Spreadsheets & Lists – Makes me a total geek – I know. In my day job, I’m a business analyst. I LOVE a good, functional spreadsheet. I’m also list crazy. I even write down things I’ve already finished doing just so I can check them off.

9. A Story That Make Me Cry – Movie, book, song. If it makes me cry then it’s automatically awesome in my book. My college roomie and I used to have “cry nights” where we’d rent a few movies that made us cry and watch them back to back.

10. Dancing – Clubbin’, two-steppin’, swing dancing. Makes me so happy. College was any of the above at least once a week. These days it’s more wedding dancing, or dancing with my kids to the Just Dance Xbox game. I won’t lie… I’m pretty good. Lol.

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Title: Andromeda’s Fall
Series: Shadowcat Nation #1
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance (18+)
Synopsis

Andie Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of cougar shifters from a similar fate. But now, a greater threat lies within her own dare, and she must run. If she stays, Kyle Carstairs will try to force their Mating, seeking the added power their union would provide.

Andie would rather chew off her own foot than end up with Kyle. Though, knowing him, she won’t live long either way. Andie’s only hope of survival is to Mate the Alpha of the Keller Dare with which she is seeking asylum. But before she can get to him, Andie must first go through A.J., one of the Alpha’s Protectors. The incredibly frustrating shifter insists on challenging her story, her skills, her trust… and her heart.

Andie is running out of options and out of time. But risking the life of someone she loves – just to save herself – goes against every instinct she has.

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Award-winning author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by obtaining a degree in English Rhetoric/Technical Writing. However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

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