#Spotlight “The Viking’s Witch” by Kelli A. Wilkins

I’m pleased to announce the release of my latest historical romance, The Viking’s Witch. This full-length novel is set in Celtic Scotland and blends a sensual love story with adventure and paranormal elements.

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The Viking’s Witch

Scotland, 803 A.D.

About to be burned at the stake by her fellow villagers, Odaria does what any betrayed witch facing certain death would do. She calls down a curse. Within seconds, rampaging Norsemen raid the village, capturing everyone except her.

But her reprieve is short-lived, and Odaria lands in the clutches of the Norse leader Rothgar. Can she remain true to herself and fight her growing attraction to this domineering man, or will she fall under his influence and be used for his ambitions?

After Rothgar witnesses Odaria’s powers firsthand, he strikes a bargain with her. The raven-haired beauty will use her magical abilities to help him with his quest in exchange for safe passage off the isle. But can this cunning woman be trusted, or is she using him to exact vengeance on her village?

Together they must fight bloodthirsty villagers, battle a mutinous band of Norsemen, find a missing Norse ship, and learn to trust each other…before time runs out.

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Kelli A WilkinsABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, 5 non-fiction books, and 2 online writing courses. Her romances span many genres and heat levels, and she’s also been known to scare readers with her horror stories.

Her latest historical romance, The Viking’s Witch, was released in June 2019. This full-length novel takes place in Celtic Scotland and blends a sensual romance with paranormal elements.

In March 2019, Kelli published Dangerous Indenture, a historical mystery romance set in Colonial Pennsylvania. She released the second half of her flash fiction series, Cupid’s Schemes, in early 2019. These two volumes of lighthearted mini-romances are perfect reads for a quick lunchtime escape or an after-work indulgence.

Kelli released her latest Teachable mini-course, Fiction Basics: Finding Ideas in February 2019. She authored Fiction Writing for Beginners through Teachable in 2018. These courses are perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to write. Visit: https://kelliwilkins.teachable.com/ for more details.

If you like horror fiction, don’t miss her latest novella, Nightmare in the North.

Not just an author, Kelli is also an amateur photographer. Visit her pages on Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/g/kelli+wilkins and iStock https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/kelliwilkins to view her photos.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor.

Visit her NEW website www.KelliWilkins.com or blog http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/ to learn more about all of her writings.

 

Song Lyric Sunday | “How Will I Know” – Whitney Houston

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  Who/What/When/Where/Why/How.

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80s music is known for many things including boy bands, hair bands, and female artist topping the charts. Females like Whitney Houston, cited by Guinness World Records as the most awarded female recording artist of all time, and who, seven years after her death, remains one of the bestselling artists of all time selling more than 200 million records worldwide.

Her self-titled album in 1985 put her square in the public eye with three number one songs, including How Will I Know. The song topped the charts for two weeks. The accompanying music video, filmed before the song’s release, was her first to receive heavy rotation on MTV. The music video was nominated for two awards at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Video, winning the latter.

Fun Facts:

  • George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam wrote How Will I Know expressly for Janet Jackson who was in the middle of making her Control album and turned it down.
  • The backing vocals are by Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston.
  • George and Shannon also wrote Houston’s hit I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).
  • The video was directed by Brian Grant, who also did Olivia Newton-John’s Physical and Donna Summer’s She Works Hard For The Money.
  • The video’s choreographer was Arlene Phillips, who was later a judge on the British show Strictly Come Dancing.
  • George and Shannon record as Boy Meets Girl and had a hit in 1988 with Waiting For A Star To Fall.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

How Will I Know

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.

#BlogTour “A Cowboy’s Salvation (Redemption Ranch Book 1)” by Megan Ryder

Title: A Cowboy’s Salvation
Author: Megan Ryder
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western, Cowboy Romance

Release Date: June 25, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

He wanted to be left in peace…

West Morgan knows all about second chances. After bouncing from foster home to foster home, he finally landed at the Rawlings Ranch as a teenager. There he found a home, something he’d never thought possible. Now an adult, he realizes he’s been given much more: a family and, most importantly, peace. But when his mentor dies and leaves the property divided among his foster brothers and his mentor’s daughter, Tara Rawlings, the fragile future he’s built for himself is threatened.

She wanted to be free of her past…

Tara Rawlings swore she’d never end up with someone like her father, a man completely focused on the ranch to the exclusion of his loved ones. She created a new life for herself in San Francisco, running an interior design company and getting married, then divorced. When she returns to settle her father’s estate, she finds that her birthright is in jeopardy. And the only way to save it is to work with West Morgan, the one man she has always resented—and always found irresistible.

Can they save the ranch without killing each other … or falling in love?

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West had Tara right where he wanted, pressed up against him for a slow dance playing on the jukebox. Probably the last one before the band started playing for the night, unless his other brother decided to sing. Ty was partial to ballads. He said the girls loved sad love songs and the soulful men who sang them.
West pulled her close and she relaxed against his body, her hands winding around his neck to tangle loosely in the strands of hair there. She leaned into him, her lower body rubbing up against his, igniting the embers to a fire that never seemed to go out around her. His blood pounded in his veins, a slow molten burn that spread throughout his body and settled low in his groin. He settled his chin on her head and breathed in the fresh citrus scent of her hair and peace settled over him, a peace he had experienced in only one other place.
“You need a haircut, cowboy,” she murmured against his chest.
He let his hands drift lower down her back, just above the curve of her ass, to pull her even closer. “I’ve been busy.”
She ran her fingernails along his scalp, a gentle bite that sent a tingle through his nerves. “Don’t cut it on my account. I like you a little bit messy. You don’t seem so perfect this way.”
He grinned and plunged his fingers into her blonde waves, artfully arranged, messing up the long strands until she looked less sculpted. “Then you won’t mind if I return the favor. Now you look like we just had some fun in the barn.”
She closed her mouth and swallowed, watching him warily. He spread her hair over her shoulders, watching the lower strands brushing the tops of her breasts. Her tongue swiped out and licked her lips and he groaned, dying to take her lips in a kiss, but not here, not in front of everyone.
“You’re killing me.” He pulled her close again and closed his eyes, thinking about cows, manure, anything but the sweet smelling, sexy lady he had pressed up against him, swaying so gently in all the right places. Even thinking of Douglas didn’t douse the slow fire burning in his veins. She rotated her hips, grazing his groin in a move that was too targeted to be an accident. He stilled her hips and she chuckled, the sound vibrating against his chest.
He playfully slapped her ass. “Bad girl. Settle down or I’ll have to treat you like Black Jack.”
She lifted her head and smirked at him. “Is that a threat or promise?”
Before he could answer, the music stopped, and she started to step away, but he tugged her back. He bent down and whispered, “You just wait until we get home, lady. We’ll see if that was a threat or promise.”
She shivered but the secret smile remained on her face.

Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She lives in Connecticut, spending her days as a technical writer and her spare time divided between her addiction to knitting and reading.

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#5DayMiniBlogBlitz “Three: Deception Love Murder (A Path of Deception and Betrayal Book 1)” by K.J. McGillick

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Three coverInviting a stranger into your home can be dangerous. Inviting a stranger into your life can turn deadly.

 How would you feel if you discovered your death was meticulously planned by someone you loved? You didn’t know how or when or even why. All you could do was wait.

Emma has it all-a job she loves and a man who professed to love her.

Or did she? How could she be so blind?

When her lover’s car is found burned and abandoned in another state, the police come asking some hard questions. What she discovers upends her world completely. Jude had been living a double life right under her nose. A deceitful life, a treacherous life. Who was this man that had already groomed another woman to take over Emma’s life? A woman who was Emma’s body double and now dead.

Why had she so easily trusted this psychopath with her heart? Betrayed on every level, consequences not of Emma’s making were nipping at her heels. Tick. Tock.

THREE is a gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked. A fast-paced psychological thriller that has been compared to the works of Dan Brown. It can be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the Path of Deception and Betrayal series.

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Kathleen McGillickAuthor Bio  

K.J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk, she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing

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#ReleaseBlitz “Hearts on Fire (Santiago #3)” by Catherine Wiltcher


Hearts on Fire (Santiago Series #3) by Catherine Wiltcher
 
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Blurb:
My Devil
He came into my life like a raging storm.
The man I despised.
The killer with no conscience.
I fell as hard as a woman like me can fall.
When he bleeds, I feel his pain. When we kiss, I taste his tragedy. When he kills, my heart is stained with all the colors of his vengeance.

 

My Angel
In the heat of the night we loved hard and became one. 
I was the captor who became the captivated.
Her light was a blazing trail, illuminating the bullet holes that studded my darkness. 
I betrayed but she forgave.
Now we’re standing on the threshold of hell and everyone around us is burning. 
Trust no one.
Seek the truth.
Deliver justice.
We have no choice but to finish this war… Together.

 

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Catherine is a romance author, mum-of-two, former TV producer and self-confessed alpha addict. Her writing is best described as sinfully sexy and romantic. She lives in a village near Bath in the UK with her husband and young daughters. 

 

For book and blog updates please visit http://www.catherinewiltcher.com 

 

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#BlogTour “Scars of Silk: A Tears of Ink – Novel” by Anna Bloom

Scars of Silk

by Anna Bloom

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis

Casual isn’t meant to hurt.

Dan Smith is in love with his best friend. So when he finds himself drowning in his grief, despair and loneliness pull him down one final time he expects her to jump in and save him … He doesn’t expect a glamorous and beautiful socialite to step in instead. With her skin of the smoothest satin and her posh accent that could cut glass she is the very last person he would ever have expected.

Sienna Richards has been toeing the family line her whole life. Unable to break free of the chains that prevent her from living with her future truly her own she plays the perfect daughter while trying to gain her freedom. What she doesn’t expect is for that freedom to take form of wide muscles, endless tattoos and a dark tendency for destruction.

He’s from the wrong side of the tracks. She’s tied in the silken restraints of her family. They’re exactly what each other needs, but it can never be more than a casual arrangement. Even if there’s a chance that together they could be everything.


Meet the Author

A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural while drinking lots of wine.
 
 
 

#BookBlitz “Dawsk” by Erhu Kome Yellow

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DAWSK BY ERHU KOME YELLOW

A demon hunter, a witch incarnate and a shape-shifter; a messed up trio in an even messier love triangle.

Hardworking nurse Simisola Oladeji is unlucky in love.

When reclusive billionaire Aiden Essien walks into her life, she knows there will be no future with him and even more so when she stumbles upon his bloodthirsty secret.

She is safer reuniting with her long-lost boyfriend Femi, surely?

Caught between the two, trouble is never far away as she discovers some disturbing truths about her past life. A dark force is rising and the messy trio is going to have to fight, together, to save lives.

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EXCERPT

From the east, the wind rose and whipped the trees, bending the branches and leaves. Dark clouds hovered over the Meje clan gathered in the forest clearing. The powers of the spirits they evoked with resonant voices surged in their midst.

The air reeked of a foul presence. Gusts of wind screamed, making the animals scamper in fright.

The hunters of Ori clan remained still and silent, hidden in the long grass, undeterred by the bloodcurdling sounds.

They had waited for this moment all their lives. This mission was the reason they existed, the reason they had been fiercely trained for years.

As devout worshippers of Yemaja, the earth goddess had imbued them with the strength to rid the earth of the abomination that tarnished her order.

The demon hunters with their bodies painted black and white, the symbol of impending war, had in their hands, daggers with long thick horns for handles.

These daggers had been forged from the rocks in the hidden cave beneath Yemaja’s waterfall—the only weapons capable of slaying the beasts short of taking their heads off from their bodies, which proved to be an almost impossible task.

The hunters waited for the opportune moment to strike, their bodies primed for action, eager for the victory to come.

The Meje clan folk held hands firmly by the edge of the lake and chanted after their leader whose head was adorned with cowries and raffia palm.

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Erhu Kome YellowABOUT ERHU KOME YELLOW

Erhu Kome Yellow is an urhobo author of fantastical stories where gods, mythological creatures and magic come together.

She has been shortlisted for the Syncity Anthology prize, the Quramo writers prize and featured in Blaud Magazine. Dawsk is her first book, and is currently the Creative Freelance Writers Book of the year.

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