Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PRE-ORDER ~ MURMUR (PIERCE SECURITIES #5) ~ ANNE CONLEY



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Synopsis  


Valerie Dunaway is a former socialite who has hidden from the public eye for years, due to a horrific attack that left her scarred—physically and emotionally. 

When a strange masked man makes himself at home with her, she’s unable to run. She calls the cops, but the agoraphobic won’t go into protective custody, so Detective Hollerman calls the only people he trusts: Pierce Securities.


Quinten Pierce is a Renaissance man—artist, lawyer, fighter—but his latest assignment has him losing his ever-present control. He’s got one fight left in his career, and although he can’t wait for it to be over, his opponent seems to have ties to Valerie, thus forcing him to hold on until he finds out exactly who he’s working with.


With the help of the Pierce team, the scarred princess and the gentle giant must silence the murmurs of the past that threaten their future.







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Thursday, September 8, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT ~ CALIENTE X PRESS ACQUISITIONS EDITOR AT YOUR SERVICE #BaBB #BaBS

I can, and I will!
Many things have happened throughout the course of my life to deliver me to this point today. I was a Straight-A student all through high school and had the privilege of attending the premier women’s college in the country for my first two years of higher learning. I came home to take a semester off and decided I wasn’t going back because I wanted to get married and raise a family. 

Move ahead a few years and I’m punching the time clock and raising kids. I’m telling myself every day, “There’s going to come a time when I don’t have to work for ‘the man’ anymore.”

In 2008, I had a car accident and subsequently lost my job due to being gone all the time for doctor appointments and such. I thought it was the end of the world, but then I decided to return to school and finally get my degree. It was time.

I attended Missouri Southern State University as a full-time student and sometimes worked three jobs on top of that to try and help make ends meet for my family. In the meantime, I came into possession of a Nook and began downloading books from indie authors I had never heard of. Christopher Buecheler’s The Blood that Bonds was my first indie read, and I was instantly hooked.  I sent him a message and told him how much I loved his work, and we began an online friendship right away. Chris introduced me to the world of indie publishing, and then I met more authors and bloggers, and my life in the book world took off. 

I started This Redhead LOVES Books and had a pretty successful run of it. I hosted signings, met more authors and bloggers, and began proofreading books. When I felt confident enough to begin editing, I did. I put several books under my belt and spread my wings into the editing world with Redhead Book Services.

A little over a year ago, Laura Hidalgo (Bookfabulous Designs) and I decided to merge our businesses into one, thus Beyond DEF was born. Beyond DEF has a full staff to cater to all the needs of the indie author all the way up to the point of publishing the book.

Now, in the middle of all of this, my path crossed with Deena Rae (EBookBuilders), and we quickly formed a bond I do believe will never be broken. She is truly my Gemini twin. Deena is always full of ideas and ways to further our careers in the book world, and she makes them happen. From Badass Book Bitches to Badass Book Society, she comes up with all sorts of ways for us to help indie authors make their books better and make sure they reach the masses. Putting Beyond DEF, EBookBuilders, and Badass Book Society on the same playing field has created a force to be reckoned with.
Back in May, Deena told me she had an interview with a publisher in Houston, and I was ecstatic for her. This was the break she needed. This woman has worked her ass off in the industry for twenty years and deserved to get a leg up in the business. Then I got thinking, “I wonder if they have room for me?” You see, I’ve applied to publishing houses for the past year, and they all say the same thing: Masters Degree Required. I wasn’t ready to go back to school as I had just gone through a divorce and have been playing single parent to my kids AND doing the editing full-time, as well as a little bit of social work part-time. Needless to say, Deena got the job and sparked the idea for Caliente X Press.

In August, I took my kids on a nearly three-week road trip, Houston being one of my stops. After trying to get together for business meetings for a few days, I was finally able to make it happen and sat down with Deena and the man in charge of John M Hardy Publishing. To say I was impressed with his vision for the company is an understatement. I am in LOVE with his ideas! My own wheels in my head began turning, his ideas melded with mine and Deena’s, and a wonderful business relationship was formed.

Now, I am officially the Acquisitions Editor for Caliente X Press, an imprint of JMH Publishing. I’ve been sitting through conference calls and talking to authors day in and day out in order to ensure we have the best authors and titles to market to the masses. Deena and I cuss and discuss everything we need to in order to make our first contract signing event a total success. In short, I LOVE what I do!

Oh, and did I mention I enrolled in graduate school? In a little over a year, I will have my Masters in English—something I have wanted to add to my resume for a very long time.

My point is this: Don’t let “the man” hold you down, and don’t let life get in the way of the things you want. You CAN achieve your goals; it just might take a little more time than you thought.


Congratulations to Deena, JMH Publishing, and all of the authors who have signed and will sign on. We’re happy to have all of you! Salut!! ~Tiffany

Monday, August 29, 2016

RELEASE ~ HIS DARK CANVAS ~ ALEXANDREA WEIS


Title: His Dark Canvas
Author: Alexandrea Weis
Genre: Dark Erotic Paranormal Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR



Blurb: 
Ella Winston is a talented chef with a problem--the slightest touch can reveal anyone’s darkest secrets.

Hired to cook for the artist, Ren Plancharde, she struggles to keep her ability under wraps.
After accidently uncovering Ren’s underground activities, the eccentric painter offers Ella a glimpse into his world of pleasure and pain. Intrigued, he decides to make Ella a part of his sinister Corde Noire Society, but his chef isn’t quite ready to commit.

Absolute submission isn’t all Ren wants from the stubborn woman. He has big plans for her gift, too. The only question is … will Ella be willing to give in to his desires when the time comes?

The darkness within can hide a lifetime of secrets.




From New Orleans, Alexandrea Weis was raised in the motion picture industry and began writing stories at the age of eight. In college, she studied nursing and went on to teach at a local university. After several years in the medical field, she decided to pick up the pen once again and began her first novel, To My Senses. Since that time, she has published many novels. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her award-winning books, she believes creating vivid characters makes a story memorable.
Alexandrea Weis is also a certified/permitted wildlife rehabber with LA Wildlife and Fisheries. When she is not writing, she rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She is married; they live in New Orleans.



Through the haze of her apple martinis, Ella spotted someone across the wide dining room. He was different from the other patrons there to celebrate the restaurant’s two-year anniversary. With an arrogant walk, he strutted across the stone floor. Lean, muscular, and blessed with one of those bodies women would always notice, he had dark blond hair and disquieting dark green eyes. He was the kind of guy who knew he was good-looking and let everyone else know it, too. She wasn’t usually attracted to that type, but this man—his confidence intrigued her.
“You’re Ella, Ella Winston,” he said in a voice like dark chocolate fondue: deep, and wickedly sexy. 
“Yeah.” She almost dropped her drink. “I’m the sous chef.”
“I know. Marcus told me.”
As his smile sank to the depths of her belly, he extended his hand, but Ella ignored it.
Don’t touch him. You know what happens when you touch them. 
“So, how do you know Marcus?” Ella quickly asked, hoping to make up for her rudeness.
He laughed, looking her over. Above the din in the room, she could sense something different about his laugh. Unlike the insincere chortle of others, this man’s laugh got to her. 
She was having an unusual physical reaction, something that never happened to her. When most men laughed, Ella usually ran away.
“Marcus and I share the same friends.”
“What friends are those?” she asked, craving another martini.
“The wealthy kind, who like to support the arts.” He raised a green bottle of sparkling water in his hand. “I’m a painter. Marcus and I know a lot of people who like to pretend they’re patrons and keep us gainfully employed.”
“Painter?” Ella shrugged, finding it hard to believe Marcus knew any painters. “What do you paint?”
“Portraits of women. Usually with very little clothing.”
Oh yeah, I need another drink. “Is that lucrative?”
“For me it is.”
Her eyes wandered around the dining room, desperate to find a rescue. Ella needed to get away from this man before she said or did something really stupid.
“Do you like art?” he pressed.
“Some art. I think it would depend on the passion I see in a painting.”
“The passion in a painting?” That laugh again. Her toes tingled. Not good. “You sound like a painter, Ms. Winston.”
The martini glass in her hand suddenly weighed a ton. “Isn’t painting a passion for an artist, like cooking is a passion for a chef? Having a passion is a healthy thing. It reminds us that we have a soul.”
    He nodded, seemingly approving of her drunken ramblings. “That’s very profound and also very true. I think you have a lot of talents yet to be discovered, Ella. May I call you Ella?”
“Ah, sure. Ella is fine.” Her mouth went dry. “What makes you think I have any talents outside of cooking?”
“I have a sense for these things.”
She tensed. Can he tell? The same thought always haunted her when she met new people. Ella fought so hard to keep her secret under control. Time to make a run for it.
“Don’t let Marcus know I have other talents. He’ll probably fire me.”
She was about to depart when he stopped her. He leaned in, and she could just make out the small cleft in his pointy chin. “I promise, if you ever need a job, I’ll hire you.”
His mouth was so close she could have kissed his perfect, thin lips. Frightened by the notion, Ella backed away. “I’ll hold you to that.”
“I hope you do, Ella.”
She should have done a million different things: asked his name, gotten his phone number, or stayed to flirt with him some more. Instead, Ella walked away. She figured it was one of those moments in life she would live to regret. Fortunately, Ella found the bar and drowned her disappointment in another apple martini. 
Ella reasoned that was the way of it. You meet people and move on, and one day, if you’re lucky, you meet the interesting ones again.



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Angelo Baldoni is no stranger to violence. As a Veteran Homicide Detective for Detroit, he has seen his fair share of crime. After coming to terms with the loss of his fiancĂ©e, he has a new look on life and a new relationship blossoming. 

When bodies start popping up all over Detroit, Angelo and Bobby are sent to solve a new string of murders. But things are not always what they seem, and Angelo is put into a position that forces him to step out of the box. Trying to save his best friend’s career and life, he does the only thing he can think of to get to the bottom of the grave.

Having to go deep undercover to catch a killer tests everything Angelo has ever believed in. Will he be able to keep his identity hidden and his sanity intact, or will he end up sleeping with the fishes?



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Heather Mullins has always loved to read and has been writing poems and stories since childhood. She truly enjoys doing so much with other indie authors and fully supports this outstanding community. She uses her outgoing opinionated personality to help write and run multiple blogs.

Heather is a full-time student working to get her Bachelors in Human services specializing in substance abuse counseling. She's an Air Force Veteran and enjoyed fighting for her country. 

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She is a mother of 3 wonderfully crazy kids and has been married for 15 years. When she isn't playing taxi she is living vicariously through the lives of characters in any number of books.







Thursday, August 18, 2016

REVEAL ~ MURMUR ~ ANNE CONLEY



Exclusive blurb from Murmur, Book 5 in Anne's Pierce Securities Series:  


Valerie Dunaway is a former socialite who has hidden from the public eye for years, due to a horrific attack that left her scarred—physically and emotionally. 

When a strange masked man makes himself at home with her, she’s unable to run. She calls the cops, but the agoraphobic won’t go into protective custody, so Detective Hollerman calls the only people he trusts: Pierce Securities.


Quinten Pierce is a Renaissance man—artist, lawyer, fighter—but his latest assignment has him losing his ever-present control. He’s got one fight left in his career, and although he can’t wait for it to be over, his opponent seems to have ties to Valerie, thus forcing him to hold on until he finds out exactly who he’s working with.


With the help of the Pierce team, the scarred princess and the gentle giant must silence the murmurs of the past that threaten their future.



Unedited Excerpt from Murmur:

The more Quinten learned about the reason for Valerie Dunaway’s agoraphobia, the less he liked it.
Quinten looked over Evan’s shoulder at the three massive monitors. 

“She doesn’t appear to have left her house in three years, dude.  She shops online, doesn’t have a car registered to her, nothing.”

Quinten rubbed his jaw in thought.  “Who comes in and out?”

“A therapist comes once a week.  She pays a house keeper and a man who does gardening and errand-running type stuff.  But it looks like that’s about it.  She cut all ties with friends and family after the incident.  Maybe they took sides?”  Evan’s eyes pored over the screens in front of him, faster than Quinten could process what the man was reading.

“What exactly did her husband do to her?  You said sliced and diced?”  Evan’s choice of words churned in his stomach.  Quinten peered at the screens, desperate to find the one that made sense.

“She was a model when they met.  She came from old money.  The Dunaways?  They married into the Stadlers and created a dynasty.”  Quinten nodded. That’s why she sounded familiar.  He was pretty sure some of his parents’ dinner parties had involved the Dunaways and Stadlers.  “Well, she was their face.  Apparently, when she married Argyle Ford, he wanted her to stop being her family’s face piece, and when she wouldn’t, he tied her to their marital bed and sliced her face up with a straight razor.”

Quinten’s stomach churned at the prospect of a man doing something like that to the woman he vowed to honor and cherish.  “When you say, ‘sliced her face up,’ what exactly, do you mean?”

“Put her in the hospital for two weeks.  There were other injuries, mostly from the restraints he used.  Her lawyer wouldn’t let her do any reconstructive surgery except the bare minimum until after the trial.”

Evan’s fingers flew over keys and he pointed at one of the monitors.  There, displayed larger than life, was the most beautiful creature he’d ever seen, on the arm of some guy, in a newspaper article.

Quinten sat back in his chair.  So she’d put the man who’d sworn to love her in prison after he’d taken away her identity as a woman in the worst possible way. She was a model, at least for her family’s enterprises—her mother’s clothing company, and her father’s golf club.  Quinten had been there with his dad.  She also was a spokesperson for numerous charities.  She used her beauty for good, it seemed.  And it had pissed off her husband?  Was she hogging all his attention?  Quinten shook his head, unable to understand it.

 At least she’d taken a stand against her attacker.  That should have been a step toward recovery.  What would be so bad that a woman who lived in the limelight would suddenly disappear from it? 

“Tell me if the bastard’s still in jail,” Quinten murmured as he leaned forward to try to make sense of Evan’s screens again.  The computer wiz was clicking through them so fast, even Quinten couldn’t keep up.
“Well, I’ll be damned…” Evan mused, his fingers clicking on keys.

“What?” Quinten growled.
“Looks like he got out last month.”  Another couple of clicks and something whirred to the left of Quinten.  “I’m printing out his address for you.  It seems he’s living with an uncle on the other side of the lake from Ms. Dunaway.”

That news didn’t make Quinten happy at all.

“I’m going to her house.  See what you can get as far as backgrounds on friends and family, especially his.  Find me some trial transcripts.  And we’ll go from there.”

Evan nodded, still absorbed in the data on his monitors.  “Will do.”




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