Search Isabel's blog

Loading...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

#CoverReveal for Ultimate Fear by @KristineMason7

When a deranged mother's grief drives her to replace her dead son over and over, obsession leads to murder...



Chicago detective Jessica Donavan will never stop looking for her missing daughter. Her obsession has destroyed her marriage, but the search is the only thing that helps keep her sane and her mind off of everything she’s lost—her husband and her baby girl. When she uncovers a string of unsolved disappearances and reappearances of a number of baby boys, Jessica turns to her soon to be ex, Dante Russo, a former Navy SEAL turned investigator for the private agency, CORE, to help her fit together the pieces in this perplexing puzzle. But as Dante helps her, she realizes just how much she still craves his support—and his touch.



Dante is still in love with his wife and would do anything to have her back in his life again. He’s been miserable since she left him to deal with the grief over their daughter’s abduction, never understanding how much he grieves as well. When Jessica tells him about the case she’s working, he jumps at the chance to take part in her investigation. He's hoping not only to save their marriage and ease his personal pain over the loss of their daughter, but also to stop a serial kidnapper from taking another victim.



As Jessica and Dante work side by side, pregnant women begin to turn up missing or dead, and they start to uncover the consequences of another woman's unfathomable grief. The childless mother doesn’t just want a baby. She wants a newborn straight from the womb. 

And when forced to confront the dark and twisted perversion of a mother's obsession, can Jessica and Dante find their lives again…or merely more death? 

About Kristine:
I didn’t pick up my first romance novel until I was in my late twenties. Immediately hooked, I read a bazillion books before deciding to write one of my own. After the birth of my first son I needed something to keep my mind from turning to mush, and Sesame Street wasn’t cutting it. While that first book will never see the light of day, something good came from writing it. I realized my passion and found a career I love.



When I’m not writing contemporary romances and dark, romantic suspense novels (or reading them!) I’m chasing after my four kids and two neurotic dogs.






Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#BookBlast One by @hd_gordon



H. D. Gordon is the bestselling author of THE ALEXA MONTGOMERY SAGA, THE JOE KNOWE SERIES, and THE SURAH STORMSONG NOVELS.  She is a lifelong reader and writer; a true lover of words. A mother, a self-proclaimed philosopher and a wordsmith, H. D. is twenty-five years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

Blurb:

A psychopath planning a massacre. A stuttering young girl with disturbing visions of the future. Six ordinary people who will all be in the line of fire come the day of the disaster.

Joe Knowe is not a boy. She is twenty-one years old, and she sees things before they happen; bad things, and the worst thing she has ever faced is just around the corner. A madman is going to shoot up the college Joe attends. The trouble is, her gift is stingy on the details she needs to divert the impending tragedy. Now, Joe has four days to figure out the mystery and save the lives of many.

From the author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga comes a tense tale that glimpses the mind of a genuine psychopath, follows an unlikely hero, and explores real-life terror in a race against time that will leave the reader breathless.

Where to buy: Amazon

Excerpt:
“But it had been big. It had been a life-changing, rapid moment that had altered the little raven-haired girl forever. For better or worse, it was one of the moments that had made her into the person she was today, permanently changed her outlook on life and wiped away the moisture behind her young ears. 

She had been only twelve years old. The backs of her ears should have stayed wet for a while yet, like most twelve year old’s do. But her greenness had been swept away nonetheless, and there was nothing she could do about it.

And it wasn’t fair.

But that’s life, baby, and that shit ain’t always fair.”

The author will be awarding a signed paperback of JOE (US only -- digital copy substituted for international winners) and $15 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#Interveiw with @MadhuriBlaylock for The Boy



Madhuri is a Jersey City Heights girl via Snellville, Georgia, who writes paranormal fiction and is slightly infatuated with tattoos, four-inch heels, ice cream, Matt Damon, scotch, Doc Martens, Laini Taylor, photo booths and dancing like a fool.

She's currently working on The Sanctum trilogy and hopes one day soon, everyone is walking around with copies of The Girl and The Boy in their pocket or on their Kindle.

She wants to get a goat and a burro, but since she lives in the city, will settle for some chickens.

To learn more about her, you can follow her blog, follow her on Twitter or like her on Facebook. She's totally chatty so drop her a line any time.


1.  At any given time do you work on only one story at a time and maybe plot out the next one or are there many ideas racing around your head?


Right now, while I’m working on The Sanctum Trilogy, I’ve had a couple of other stories bang around in my head, so I’ve started notebooks for them and whenever an idea strikes, I jot it down. The difficult part is to keep those ideas separate and distinct from what I’m currently working on, not let them somehow weave their way into The Sanctum. So far I’ve been pretty successful.


2. Is there a genre you haven't written in but would like to? Or wish you could write in?


I’m fascinated by erotica, but not sure I could actually write it. I worry that after a while I might feel like I’m writing sex just because it’s erotica and that’s what I’m supposed to do, but not because it is a good place for a sex scene. Does that make sense? I also worry I might not be very good at it.



But perhaps a romance novel, where I’m free to be as romantic and sappy as I like?



My mom was a HUGE fan of Harlequin romances - in her bathroom there was a basket full of the books. As a kid, I would sneak them all the time and they ALL had them same formula: girl meets boy, girl and boy fall in love, girl and boy break up, and then girl and boy get back together and everyone is happy. Not sure my romance novel would follow the same formula but I’m certain it would be just as addictive.



3. Do you add an element of romantic suspense in your stories?


There is romance in my current trilogy, quite a bit of it in fact, but I wouldn’t qualify the romance as suspenseful. That said, there are some romantic elements in book III that I’m certain will surprise folks that have read books I and II.



4. Say you have unlimited funds: What kind of writing office/cottage would you create for yourself?


I would love a Tuscan villa, close enough to Florence that I could zip in and out of town when necessary, but removed from the hustle and bustle. I would love it to sit atop a hill, looking down on a small village and all of my olive trees while I work on my next book. Days would be spent writing (and fixing everything that breaks around my old villa) and nights would be with family and friends, eating excellent food, drinking loads of wine, and toasting to the good life.



5. If you could turn your novel into a TV show, which novel or series would you do? Where would it be set? Network TV (ABC, NBC, CBS), Cable (AMC, BBC, Lifetime) or Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, Starz)?


It would be called The Sanctum and its home would definitely be HBO or Showtime. That way I could be assured the quality would be stellar and I could pull in some of the stars from my dream casting (emphasis on the word dream) of the books:



Dev: Lupita Nyong’o

Wyatt: Nicholas Hoult

Ryker: Charles Michael Davis

Jools: Emma Stone

Darby: Dakota Fanning

Clive Owen: Josiah

Angelina Jolie: Sam

Carter: Michael Kelly

Ava: Kate Winslet

Philip: Jeffrey Wright

Maya: Lisa Bonet

Luc Arsenault: Gaspard Ulliel

Abha: Deepika Padukone

Zoe Kravitz: Louella “Lou” Bosch

Max: Logan Lerman

Darvin: Ben Barnes

Claude Grayson: Djimon Hounsou

Jedda: Vincent Cassell

Ian McKellan: Pius


6. Finally, tell us about your latest release!


In THE GIRL, Madhuri Blaylock introduced readers to the world of The Sanctum, one corrupted by greed and savagery and hellbent on achieving a single goal: destroying the prophesied hybrid. When one of its most celebrated warriors questioned his allegiances, age-old secrets were unveiled and violence erupted. The journey becomes more perilous and intense as the trilogy surges forward with THE BOY.



Can you cross the plains of death, collect every piece of your soul and make it back to the land of the living?



And if you complete the journey, will your loved ones welcome your return?



The Ramyan have been answering such questions since the creation of The Sanctum. A mysterious sect of Magicals, haunting the blank spaces of time and memory, they serve no one but themselves and their higher purpose. They exist on a plane removed from earthly matters, shifting easily between the living and the dead, moving in time to the beat of their own drummer.



At least they did.



Dev and Wyatt change all of that when the prophesied hybrid lands on the steps of Rinshun Palace, seeking help for the wounded Class A Warrior. That decision alters lives and sets old agendas back on course. But at what cost to Dev and Wyatt? And does that really even matter?

Excerpt:
The clearing in the park still hummed with magic. Her magic. And her scent. It was why he kept coming back to the same spot every night, just for a whiff. Then he could go about his business, whatever that might be.


Darvin Lucius Jefferson was one hundred and ten, going on seventeen. He was a wealthy, bored teenager who became a wealthy, somewhat bored vampire. There were a few things in this life that brought him joy, piqued his interest: from the very first day he saw her, Jools Clayworth, and as of nine days ago, that stunning thing her brother was running around with before he died.

Of course, Darvin had no idea whether or not Wyatt perished subsequent to his ministrations, nor did he care. He simply assumed the too-good looking, sanctimonious warrior was dead, for his wound was hideous and he seemed to be breathing on borrowed time. Darvin had told the pretty thing as much that night, then he'd returned to his perch atop the Dakota and watched her strap the warrior to her back and escape into nothingness.

What a feat that had been.

One moment she was there, in all her stunning beauty and tortured agony, the next she was gone.

Poof.

As if she'd never been there at all.

Darvin went to the spot that night, less to follow her than simply explore. It was glamoured to avoid human detection but he found it easily, having watched the warrior and his beautiful best friend, Ryker Morrison, comb the area many a time over the past year. But try as he might, Darvin could spot nothing to hint at an escape hatch or portal. Whatever the pretty thing had used to vanish into thin air, it was long gone, hidden from prying eyes. All that lingered was her scent, that hypnotizing, intoxicating essence of her that Darvin wished he could bottle and keep hidden in his pocket. Away from Darby.

Darby Winthrop.

The one and only.

The dark queen of New York.

The southern belle from hell.

His maker.

Madhuri will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Goddess Fish Blog Tour Partner

Goddess Fish Blog Tour Partner
Goddess Fish Blog Tour Partner