Monday, October 20, 2014

Tour Stop!! Killer Queen by LH Cosway!! BUY THIS BOOK NOW!!

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Happy Release Day to L.H Cosway and her new book KILLER QUEEN!

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Synopsis
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome… Come inside The Glamour Patch club to see the star of our show, Miss Vivica Blue. 

 Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth. I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both. If you have a problem with a man in a dress then best be off with you. If males in make-up give you the willies, then I’ll say au revoir and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. So, who are we left with? Ah, a fine collection of curious souls. I want to tell you a tale of love, because those are the most glorious kind. I want to tell you about real love, a love that transcends labels and gender stereotypes. 

The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. Well okay, I also knew I wanted to get into her pants, but that’s beside the point. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life. Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within. Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine. 

  Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone. 

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Kelsie's Review!
4 Stars!! 

First I should say that Painted Faces was my number one pick for Best Book 2013. I loved it and I fell in love with LH Cosway's writing style and how she can develop her characters. So when I had the opportunity to read Killer Queen I jumped on it, despite the fact that I've become leery of companion novels because they tend to disappoint. There was just something about Viv/Nick, I just knew that he could tell the same FACTS of a situation and the story be completely different. 

His mind is so colorful and to be a total cheeseball, VIVid. The way he sees the world, the way he feels, his highs and his lows....well, he's a human roller coaster and he takes us on one hell of a ride. Now, I may be the only person on this point (because I'm looney tunes), but did anyone else notice how different Viv/Nick saw Fred then Fred saw herself? I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out. Usually with companion novels or even with alternating POVs it's rare to get a primary character perspective change in terms of the personality. The way I read Fred in Painted Faces was very anxious, maybe slightly insecure, but more impatient with people, places, and things...nouns. LOL! Not in a annoyed way, but in a utilitarian way. Except when it came to feelings, then she was emotional and demonstrative. For Viv/Nick's POV it was like the total opposite. Fred came off (at least to me) as more insecure, maybe way more standoffish, and kinda cold, but still the hilarious and kind Fred we all know and love. Did anyone else notice this? Am I alone? Is this all in my head because I'm writing this late after a super long work day? WHOOO KNOOOOWS???!!! Ok, LH, probably does....

Anyways! What I really liked about it (in addition to above) was all the history and Viv/Nick time. This wasn't just a retelling, it was new material and thank the Freddie Mercury FOR THAT! We get to see somewhat how Viv/Nick tics. I'm not sure if we will ever see all the way to the bottom of that lake, but it got a little clearer. And I love him more for it. We also get to see beyond where Painted Faces ended which YAY!!!! 

So why 4 stars? Well, y'all, I would have loved to have delved a little more into the Drag Queen world. I wanted to explore more of Viv/Nick's psyche. This is going to sound super odd, but I really wanted less romance and more of just getting to know Viv/Nick. We already know how the story ends so let's delve a little deeper into our Killer Queen. 

That all being said, LH knocks another one out of the park. If you haven't done so already, you really need to start reading this author. Everything she writes is very unique with one of the freshest voices I've ever come across. I don't say this lightly, but she's an auto buy for me. I don't even need to read the blurb, it's just "oh, LH? CLICK!" Because I know what I'm getting -> quality. TRUST ME! 

Happy Reading, Kelsie :D 
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AboutTheAuthor LH Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Cover Reveal! The Hooker and The Hermit by LH Cosway and Penny Reid

The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid 
  Publication Date: February 2015 
  Genres: Contemporary, Romance


Synopsis

THE HERMIT Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York’s Finest and the internet’s darling. Virtual reality is Annie’s forte, but actual reality? Not so much. 

 THE HOOKER Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media—social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby’s wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn’t easy to overlook, and he can’t escape the notice of the Socialmedialite... 

 THE PLAN When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together. What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is? The Hooker and the Hermit is a collaboration between authors L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, is a full length 100k word novel, and is a standalone.


About L.H. Cosway

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L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

About Penny Reid


SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon... boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).
By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.



Monday, September 22, 2014

EPIC, SUPER, AMAZING Cover reveal and Excerpt!!! Killer Queen by LH Cosway!!!!

We are pleased to share with you the cover for Killer Queen, the companion novel to Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway, scheduled for release on October 20th. Isn't it gorgeous?!

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Synopsis
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome… Come inside The Glamour Patch club to see the star of our show, Miss Vivica Blue. 

  Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth. I can be whatever you want me to be: boy, girl, a little bit of both. If you have a problem with a man in a dress then best be off with you. If males in make-up give you the willies, then I’ll say au revoir and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. So, who are we left with? Ah, a fine collection of curious souls. I want to tell you a tale of love, because those are the most glorious kind. I want to tell you about real love, a love that transcends labels and gender stereotypes. The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. Well okay, I also knew I wanted to get into her pants, but that’s beside the point. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring forth. One day the daffodils were yellow and before I knew it, colour was everywhere, lighting up my life. Love is not about how we appear on the outside, it’s about the soul contained within. Our story was not a conventional one, but it was ours, and that’s what made it shine. 

  Killer Queen is a companion novel to L.H. Cosway’s contemporary romance, Painted Faces. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the original story. It can also be read as a standalone. 

 Cover Designed by: Letitia from Romantic Book Affairs

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  Killer Queen Teaser_Cover Reveal   Excerpt 
 I was immediately happy to be left alone with my most recent object of attraction, and tried to think of a way to endear myself to her. She seemed a little defensive, and I didn’t like it. She was focused intently on stirring a pot of simmering bolognaise, not paying me any notice. Deciding to take the bull by the horns, I walked across the room and stepped up right behind her, taking her by the hips and affectionately resting my head on her shoulder. Sometimes, forcing physical closeness with women worked for me. Not that kind, I’m not completely depraved. Often though, women liked it when I took them into my arms for a hug or pulled them onto my lap to sit. Unfortunately, Fred’s entire body went ramrod straight the moment I touched her. I instantly regretted the move, but at the same time I didn’t. Her supple hips felt good beneath my palms. 

 “Smells delicious, Fred,” I told her, brazenly giving her a squeeze. It was ridiculously inappropriate, but I wanted a reaction out of her. Needed one. 
Still, she barely moved and instead gave me a one word reply, “Yep.” 
 I leaned closer, allowing my breath to whisper across the back of her neck. She shivered and I think I saw her breath hitch, which made me grow a little hard. 
“The wine cost twenty Euros, and I got it from the off-licence down the road.” 
 “Oh, very la di da, Viv. You must be a big spender.” I grinned, liking how she was subtly taunting me by continuing to call me by a woman’s name. “You like calling me Viv, do you?” 
 “What can I say, feminine blokes really do it for me.” Enjoying this interaction, I decided to up the ante a level…or twenty. I spoke low and quick into her ear. 
“I can do that, if it's what you're into. In fact, I can be whatever you want me to be. I don't think it is, though. I think you're the kind of woman who likes a man to take the lead.” Then I pulled her hips back into mine. The feel of her soft arse flush against my cock did wonderful things. Wonderful things. I was having visions of throwing her over my shoulder and carrying her into my apartment so that I could have my wicked way with her. Unfortunately, my forwardness was not taken in the manner I had intended. Pulling swiftly out of my hold, she lifted up her stirring spoon and pointed it at me, as though it were a weapon that would keep me at arm’s length. 
 “Okay. Listen here, back the hell up or I'll knee you in the balls.”  
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AboutTheAuthor LH Cosway
L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cover Reveal!! Rockers After Dark Anthology!!


Included in this anthology:

Defining Destiny - Deanna Chase
Still Life with Strings - L.H. Cosway    
This Time - Marie Hall
Forever Ours - Cassia Leo
A Seductive Melody - Crista McHugh
Step - Roxie Rivera

Expected Publication: September 30th, 2014!!!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Marking Time by April White


Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything... a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between 
centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time. 

Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past. But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.

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Kelsie's Review!
5 Stars!!

Let's hear it for a YA female lead that isn't boy obsessed and a complete moron! WAHOO!! Sure that may seem harsh, but let's be honest here. When was the last time we read a YA fantasy/paranormal/anything with a romantic element (although really if there's any romance in the story, it usually over shadows the entire plot. Therefore leaving readers (me) with a "eh" book) where the heroine wasn't completely ruled by hormones? Y'all does she fall in love? I guess? She feels something strong, but is wary. WHICH I LIKE. In fact when our hero is all "I love you" she's like, "dude chill, it's been a minute." LOVE THAT. This may seem like a very minor detail to harp on, but I'm not kidding you guys. So many female leads start off kick ass and strong. They are bucking the system, breaking necks and cashing checks! It's awesome! Then Johnny Two-Dimples and Wavy Locks saunters (because doesn't he always?) into the room and it's like common sense was a thing of the past. Anyway, Saira pretty much stays on the ass kickery trend for the majority of the book. This makes me very excited for the series! 

As far as the world building within, it was amazing. Talk about sucking you in immediately. I love the time traveling aspect, it really is one of the better done time traveling books I've ever read. It's handled very well and if there were info gaps, I couldn't find any. I also got my degree in History so I tend to stay away from historical books because (and I'm not saying everyone does this) research into time periods tends to fall to the wayside. Not cool. NOT. COOL. White, however, stayed very true to the time periods she explored. I loved it. It helps that she's very eloquent with description because it allowed me to picture every detail of the locations and people our characters encountered. The whole experience was very magical. All the supporting characters are fantastic. I'm interested in everyone. Although I have to confess, I'm harboring a HUGE crush on Mr. Shaw! 

In my opinion this was one of the strongest starts to a series I've ever read and I'm totally hooked on this writer's style. She's a weaver of tales! Highly recommend to everyone who loves adventure, time travel, fantasy, SciFi, historical fantasy, etc...