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“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

JOIN YOLANDA RENEE ON HER BLOG TOUR!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Murder, Madness and Love by Yolanda Renee re-released and One Bite Leads to Another, a paranormal by debut author Kelly Steel hits the shelves.

Hi my friends!

Thanks to all who visited Revising and Editing and commented on my post and added your input into the discussion.

Today I want to tell you a tale of two books. Both books will set your heart racing.


First there is Murder, Madness and Love by Yolanda Renee, a much-beloved RFW member who will continue to write for Write...Edit...Publish. Her stories always sizzle and she's won prizes for her writing in the past. Her print book is re-released by Curiosity Quills Press TODAY!! 

Yolanda's novel is a suspenseful/romantic trilogy set in Anchorage, Alaska and Washington State. It features a detective who not only loves his job; he is determined to have the white picket fence—wife and kids. The only problem is that he keeps falling for the wrong woman, and when he meets the right one, she's accused of murder.

Buy it here

Tagline:

After a gritty detective becomes involved with a beautiful widow suspected of murder, rumor and obsession obstruct his quest for justice.

Blurb:

Sunlight blazes on an empty canvas.
Arctic winds gather snowflakes on a frosty window ledge as a statuesque form appears. She moves past a table littered with papers. Headlines splash news of murder, but it's the photo of another young woman with features mirroring her own that draws her attention.
A different headline peeks from underneath the Anchorage Times.
Wealthy Businessman Dies in Car Crash ... BLACK WIDOW SUSPECTED!
Graphic images swirl through her head and a tear rolls down her cheek. She drifts toward an easel and a trembling hand dips a sable brush into a palette of paint.
The Westminster doorbell chimes. The brush slips and blood-red paint stains the floor.
Detective Steven Quaid waits. His Tlingit, Indian features carved from granite, mask his Irish passion ...
Will he arrest her this time?
All fingers point to her guilt.
But, is she guilty of this cunning plot? Or, just a victim of circumstantial evidence?
The door opens ...
His eyes lock on hers ...
His heart races ...
Hers skips a beat.

I can't wait to read it! How about you? There are already 16 reviews up on Amazon.


Then I have a quick read for you, a paranormal novella by debut author Kelly Steel.  I've written a review on Amazon, so I will let it speak for itself.

This review is from: One Bite Leads To Another (Kindle Edition)
I haven't read a good paranormal for awhile, so loved this action-packed hot novella by debut author Kelly Steel.

The main characters are Leo and Eve -- Leo is a vampire who loved Eve's grandmother, Evelyn, in the past. The flashback scenes to the previous era work well and are seamlessly transitioned. But will Leo and Eve find a way to be together or will the past repeat itself? I loved that Eve is a witch with an ability to read minds and block others from reading hers.
Amazon.com 

What brings Leo and Eve together? Leo 
arrives on Eve's island (Lenuka Island in Fiji), on a rescue mission where he meets some nasty characters. Eve has a twin, Eva, who also appears in the story (and I want to hear more about her!)

One Bite Leads to Another has lust, suspense, adventure, and compelling characters you probably don't want to meet in real life. The author's descriptions are lush, and Eve and Leo's lovemaking scenes are intensely hot!

The novella length is perfect for my e-reader. I highly recommend this book to lovers of enduring love...and the paranormal.






56 comments:

  1. Yolanda's cover is amazing, I love it!

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    1. You're right. It's amazing.

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    2. Thank you Charmaine! I'm over the moon this morning!

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  2. Best wishes to Yolanda and Kelly! Great cover releases. I'm starting to notice them more as my nephew is putting one together for me. You have to have good cover art in this day and age.

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    1. The cover is definitely so important!

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    2. Stephen, Thank you - It's true about the cover, my first one was horrid, and while I'm terrified of spiders, this one really fits the story, and yes, makes for a great cover. Who'd of thought! :)

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  3. Thank you Denise! So awesome to see my book here but even more exciting is that it is truly live today on Amazon Kindle.

    Until I saw it myself, I didn't believe it - this day was a long time coming. But yes the older, self-published version is still out there and being sold by the previous owners at exorbitant prices. Even I wouldn't pay $73 for it! :) CQP is selling it on Kindle for $4.99. And it has spiders all over it!

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    1. So happy to plug it for you my friend.

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    2. You Rock - this is truly awesome!

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  4. I love the cover of Yolanda's novel!
    Congrats to both Yolanda and Kelly

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    1. Thanks Lynda, and the review for Kelly's book - "characters you don't want to meet in real life" - now that's awesome!

      Yes, congrat's Kelly!

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    2. Thanks Lynda!

      Yay! I also loved that part from Denise's review, Yolanda! It is a good and accurate quote for my characters!

      "characters you don't want to meet in real life"

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  5. Thank you Denise, for highlighting One Bite Leads To Another. Also thanks for the review. I'm so excited for this book.

    Thanks everyone for the congratulations!

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    1. Congratulations Kelly! I have to pick up your book, this year seems to be the year for the Paranormal especially Vampires!

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    2. Thanks Yolanda.

      Congratulations to you on the re-release! Your book sounds awesome.

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  6. Lovely highlights thank you Denise :) Many congrats on your debut novel Kelly.

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    1. Thank you, I love your title - Optimistic Existentialist!

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  8. Seen it around a ton, congrats to Yolanda on the great run

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    1. Yeah, what a run - and today is just the beginning! Thanks Pat, always appreciate the support!

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  9. I'm sitting here thinking, "I'm sure I downloaded one of those two." But then, maybe I just read about them both and thought I would have to pick them up. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. I hope you do - but I know what you mean - there is so much going on in the writers blogophere - everyday a new release - my Kindle has 500 books on it and only 1/2 of them read! Funny thing is I read the books that come with covers first! Love holding them in my hand - can't wait to see M M L in book form!

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  10. CONGRATS AGAIN, YOLANDA!!!

    CHEERS to you too, Kelly...

    Wishing both you ladies GREAT success with your novels!!!

    Denise,

    Thanks for the review!

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    1. Again, Michael we meet - so much going on today, and so many folks to say thank you too! Such an awesome journey!

      I'm going to read Kelly's book too. Three vampire tales in one year can't be bad! Sort of rounds out the genre!

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    2. Hi Michael!

      Denise's review is great! Thanks for coming by!

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  11. I have Yolanda's book on my list but hadn't heard about Kelly's - they both sound like great reads! Huge congrats to both authors. :)

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    1. Hey Julie, this is getting to be a habit! Thanks again for the mention - such a surprise!

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    2. Thanks Julie! I do hope you enjoy One Bite when you get to it!

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  12. Oh, fun pair of books! Yolanda's in particular, looks right up my alley!

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    1. Hey Hart,

      Recruiting more folks for your addiction study? Great idea!

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  13. those stories both sound awesome from their opposite poles! i especially love yolandas cover!

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    1. Thanks Tara, I see your book everywhere too! Great job formulating your blog tour, I sort of copied your method!

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  14. Sounds great, Denise! Probably not my thing, but you never know!

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    1. Oh, come on Val, try something new. You never know until you open that cover. Until a few years ago, I'd never read about vampires, and this year I'll have read three, all very different and yet very intriguing!

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    2. Hi Val!

      Personally I love reading and I would read any genre as long as it hooks me in as a reader and holds my interest. So, yes, give it a try!

      Now, look at Yolanda's blurb-it sounds so intriguing and is definitely hooking me in! So I will give it a try!

      Thanks for coming by!

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    3. Yolanda and Kelly, you should pick up one of Val's books. She lives and writes about the water life. I'm reading her Watery Ways ATM. Fabulous!

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    4. As someone who fears the water - you know those big bodies of it - I find it interesting when others are drawn to it. I'll have to check it out!

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  15. Look what happened while I was sleeping. You gals have been busy. So great to see the interest in these books.

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    1. Thanks Denise, today was a fantastic and busy day, with surprise after surprise. I'm hoping for sweet dreams tonight. The truly wonderful thing about all the wonderful wishes and comments - is that it feeds the muse for the next installment!

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    2. Yay, Yolanda. Grab a few hours sleep, then hit the next in the series!

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  16. Congrats to both ladies! Been seeing Yolanda's book in lots of places today. :)

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    1. Boy you're not kidding. Lots of support today, so appreciated!

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  17. I've seen Yolanda all over the blogosphere today. Love her cover, but it really, really gives me the creeps. I like dark, though, so that's not necessarily a bad thing. Kelly's book also sounds super intriguing. Well paired, Denise!

    Congrats to both Yolanda & Kelly!

    VR Barkowski

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    1. Thanks for the congrats VR!

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    2. Thanks VR, the cover creeps me out too, I hate spiders, but it's so fits and I have to smile because of it.

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  18. I bet my husband would enjoy the first one.

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  19. Wow! Congrats to both! Have read YR so know how gripping her writing is. All the very best.

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