Monday, June 23, 2014

RELEASE DAY! Use, Songs of Perdition #2 by CD Reiss

The Wait Is Finally Over! 


Use, Songs of Perdition #2
Fiona Drazen's story.



In the end, did I stab him to be free of him? And free to what? Fuck? Snort? Party? Or free to be normal?





It was a very interesting situation, up there on Maundy,” Elliot said.
“Nothing like it in the world. It’s a safe place for people like me.”
“People like you? Can you be more specific?” He ran his finger on the edge of his blotter, and a chill went up my inner thighs.
“People like me means, I don’t know. Fuckers. We fuck because it’s what we do. Bus drivers drive. Accountants account. Policemen police. I’m a fucker. I fuck.”




CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.


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Songs of Submission; Jonathan and Monica

#1. Beg; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo 
#2. Tease; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo 
#3. Submit; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo 
#3.5. Jessica and Sharon; Amazon and Kobo
#4. Control; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo 
#5. Burn; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo 
#5.5. Rachel; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo
#6. Resist; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo
#7. Sing; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo 
#7.5. Monica;  AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo 

Songs of Corruption; Theresa Drazen
#1. Spin; AmazonBarnes and Noble and Kobo
#2. Ruin; Coming soon

Songs of Perdition; Fiona Drazen
#1. Kick; AmazonBarnes and Noble  iTunes and Kobo
#2. Use; AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble and iTunes



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Friday, June 20, 2014

Tortured, Tortured Soul #1 by Kate Givans




"Those moments of loss and death were hell on the soul; no amount of love or life could make the pain less hurtful, but they were the moments that carried you through, gave you strength to fight another day."

I am always a little nervous starting a new book from a new author who's work isn't the typical book I read. With nothing but a single quote, I decided to give it a go, boy was I surprised.
Kate is a Very promising author, and I for one am very excited to follow along with her journey.

"We all suffer from scars of torment. Some are just made more visible than others."
Josh is dealing with a lot of grief after the accident where he lost his best friend,  an accident he feels responsible for and can not move past. He goes through the motions of life, but he isn't really living it. He has shut out everyone in his life and decided to pretty much give up on life. 

Then he meets her.....
"Standing on the ledge of the arched concrete bridge, arms spread wide, she looked like a bird about to take flight. I probably would have taken more time to admire the auburn curls whipping around her upturned face, the absolute freedom she seemed to embody in that moment, had it not looked like she was about to jump."
Willow, the free spirited girl who is set on having fun, living life to the fullest and is set on including Josh in that. Even if he doesn't want it. 
The more he pulls away, the more she shows up and reinforces that she can be his friend. She is determined to remind him just how fun life can be and that love can come crashing through when you least expect it.
"I inhaled it on a sharp breath and tried to remind myself of all the reasons I didn't need to get involved with her. But one nagging question kept running through my head: Who is this girl, and what is she doing to me?"
With her infectious carefree attitude, it isn't long before Josh can't get her off his mind. The undeniable attraction, the connection that draws them together grows stronger with every turn of the page and Josh is left with his heart wanting the patient, bubbly and compassionate gypsy, who forced herself into his life, opening  his eyes once again. And she wants him... 

The only problem is, Willow has a world of secrets that she can't share, leaving Josh in the dark about her entire life. 
Does he hold on with all his might to show Willow that she can trust him with her life, or move on and learn to live without the girl who brought him back to life?
I guess you will have to pick it up to find out ;)
"Even if someone had handed me a map, shown me the way back to life without Willow, I wouldn't have redirected my course. I wouldn't have changed a damn thing. That’s the funny thing about love. Sometimes you’re head over heels long before you've even have the chance to register the fall."
Kate Givans has a wonderful way of making you empathize with the characters, makes you believe their stories and leaves you crazy with frustration at waiting for the next installment.

I actually had a few days break between finishing the story and actually getting the review in place,my original review was;
 "He was... she's awww... And now he ..... But she's being .... Cow! ;)"
Oh I will warn you all, my thought on seeing the words "The End"?
"HOLY FUDGE-CAKES!"


                 


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

COVER REVEAL! Perfectly Normal by Jaden Wilkes




Perfectly NormalThe Beast #1.5

By Jaden Wilkes


***As with the first novel in this series, this story covers dark themes with graphic sex, murder and violence.

Get on over to Goodreads and add this to your TBR list

Take a girl like Columbia, put her in a vastly different life with a man unlike anyone she's ever known. Throw in Dimitri's nightmares, the Concierge's disdain for Dimitri's new house guest and a few hundred people looking high and low for the both of them...and it makes for a very interesting read.

Picking up at the end of the last chapter, this novella covers the time until the Epilogue from the first bestselling novel in this series, The Beast.

Two twisted and imperfect beings must adjust to their new lives together while avoiding detection from authorities and an international crime ring.



Excerpt: 

“I don’t see how we can expect to travel around and not change my appearance,” Columbia said for the hundredth time since they returned from their horrible encounter.

“I will not have you destroying your hair because of that monster you killed,” he replied. His voice let her know he wasn’t in the mood for argument.  “It’s bad enough he drove you to destroy your body and almost destroyed your soul.”

“I just think it would be better if I tried it for a year or two. I could cut it short and go blonde. Maybe get contact lenses?” she asked, trying to get him to think about this from a logical standpoint. She knew he loved her hair, but if she was going to be recognized then it made sense to change something. She thought about Eden’s pink locks and added, “I could go pink even,” and smiled.

He looked at her, smirked and said, “You would not look good in pink, little dove.” He reached for her and pulled her towards him on the chaise. 

“How do you know?” she asked, “pink might be my colour.” She wiggled up to snuggled into the crook of his arm. She loved him more for standing up against the stranger earlier.

“I think red is your colour,” he said and ran his hand along her back. She shivered at his touch, still in awe of the effect he had on her.

“Red?” she asked. “I never wear red.”

“I was talking about your ass,” he replied and chuckled, a low mirthful noise that rumbled in his massive chest. “The stripes I lay on it with the crop. Or the marks I leave with my bare hands.”

“Oh...that,” she said and squirmed against him, thinking about the crazy sensation of being held down and punished. How pain, being her constant companion, had finally become her closest ally under his care. When she had been alone, pain had been a release from her misery, and escape from the anguish she carried with her at all times. With Dimitri it had become a way to lose control, let go of the misery and let pain guide her higher. It enhanced her pleasure in ways she never thought possible, so much so that she almost couldn’t remember what it felt like to loathe the pain she had once inflicted on her own body. 

His hand trailed down to cup her ass; she tilted her pelvis and gave him a handful of flesh. She pressed against him and felt him bring up the hem of her dress. She closed her eyes and rested on his chest as he said, “Yes, that...your ass, your body, it’s mine. You belong to me. I will not have you cutting your hair or changing the colour, or did you already forget your place with me?”



About Jaden Wilkes;

Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius. 

She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs, dirty poems and places to promo her work. 



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COVER REVEAL! Tortured, Tortured Souls #1 by Kate Givans




Tortured,

Tortured Souls #1
By Kate Givans
Coming July 2014



A dark and gritty, contemporary adult novel about loss, healing, and love’s ability to reach beyond scars and secrets, no matter how deep or hidden. 


More than a year after the death of his best friend, Josh is still tormented by the past. Everything changes when free-spirited Willow barges into his life. She challenges him, helps him feel something other than the overwhelming pain, sadness, and anger. 

There’s just one problem. 

Underneath that carefree spirit, Willow is elusive and secretive. Josh believes she may be fighting a few demons of her own, but he harder he tries to uncover the truth, the more she pushes him away. 
Can Josh get her to open up before it’s too late? Or will he discover that some secrets are better left untold?

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WARNING: Due to sexual content and graphic nature of some scenes, this book is intended for 18+ readers ONLY. Potentially triggering content and concepts in books to follow. 




Exclusive Excerpt


I first met Willow out on Old Mill Road. Standing on the ledge of the arched concrete bridge, arms spread wide, she looked like a bird about to take flight. I probably would have taken more time to admire the auburn curls whipping around her upturned face, the absolute freedom she seemed to embody in that moment, had it not looked like she was about to jump.  

I remember my hesitation, how desperately I wanted to turn back the way I’d come, pretend that I’d never seen her. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly thrilled about having the responsibility of whether or not this crazy chick lived or died thrown in my lap – even if I did understand, at least on some level, what might be going through her head.   
I knew, better than most, what it meant to feel like life wouldn’t ever get better. But I wasn’t the person to talk her down. It might have only been six weeks since I’d left Shady Pines, but I didn’t know the first thing about helping someone find the light at the end of the tunnel. Hell, I still had days that I’d have much rather jumped right along with her than try and brave another morning.   

Thankfully, that particular day hadn’t been one of them. 

And, since I only had two options – go past her or go back the way I came, I figured it couldn’t hurt to at least try and talk her off the ledge. It was better than the alternative – watching her plummet to her death. That would have meant even more trouble, and that was the last thing I needed.    

Edging cautiously along the gravel path, I took slow and calculated steps towards bird-girl, stopping just feet away from her. I weighed the risk of grabbing ahold of the oversized sweater jacket she was wearing, but ended up deciding against it. My luck, the damn thing would come clean off and she’d end up in the water anyway.

I still wasn’t sure what to do when she spoke, face still upturned to the sky. 

“I’m not going to jump.”

I cleared my throat. “No offense, but that’s not what it looks like from here.”

Her head tilted slightly, as if she were trying to shrug but the movement came up a bit short. I waited for some other response, but as the uncomfortable silence stretched on, I got the impression that my presence was both unwanted and unnecessary.   

Well, you…uh, have a nice night,” I finally said, taking a couple backward steps towards town.

“You could join me.” 

Her words, prying and inquisitive, stopped me dead in my tracks.

“Yeeaaah….Thanks, but I prefer to keep my feet on the ground.” 

She chuckled. The light, carefree sound intrigued and, for some unknown reason, annoyed me all at once. Maybe because I’d never laughed like that. Actually, I didn’t know anyone that had. Which made me question what the hell she was doing up there in the first place.

Crazy. Definitely crazy.   

About the time I started backing away again, determined to get as far away from her as possible, she glanced over her shoulder. A pair of sparkling blue eyes ensnared me, rooting me, once again, to the ground beneath my feet.   

“How will you ever learn to fly if you don’t take time to spread your wings?” she asked with wide-eyed conviction.

Whatever pull I’d felt just seconds before shook free and floated away with the cold, bitter wind. I’d taken enough rides on the crazy train. 
“Well, anyway. It was, uh, nice meeting you.” 




Author Bio:

Quirky, clumsy, and always a little off-key, Kate Givans has always loved books and the words contained within. Now that she’s writing the stories, she’s filling them with broken characters, angst, and even a few of those happily-ever-afters that seem to evade us in real life.
When not writing, this wife and mother of five can be found guzzling coffee, day-dreaming, dancing for no reason at all, playing with the voices in her head, watching her favorite shows (Originals, Grey’s, OUAT, The Following), listening to music, and reminding herself to “breathe.”








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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jaden Wilkes Interview and Giveaway!



I am extremely  pleased to welcome Jaden Wilkes to SROKK.
Jaden has shaken things up with her previous novel, The Beast and looks to be doing the same with Therapist.





About Jaden Wilkes;

Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius. 
She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs, dirty poems and places to promo her work. 


Welcome Jaden, thank you for stopping by and speaking with us.

 It's lovely to be here. :D

For those who haven't had the pleasure of reading your books, can you share with them a little about your style?

Kind of like a walk down a garden path on a beautiful sunny day when all of a sudden you get an army boot to the face, held down and robbed by an all girl gang in full Harajuku gear.

When did you realize you wanted to be a author?

I've been a writer for a very long time, but mostly research articles and poetry. I decided last year that I wanted to publish my first novel, and here I am...still hanging in there. I didn't intend for it to be a full time gig, but I'm currently looking for people to take over other aspects of my life so I can devote more time to writing. So if you know of a cleaning lady in central BC who doesn't mind being paid in smutty novels and performance art, let me know.

Who are your three favorite authors? 

Chuck Palahniuk, Julian May, and Shane Koyczan even though he's technically a poet.

Are there any physical places that have inspired your writing?

I have traveled a lot and tend to draw on many of the places to add to my work. So far though, most everything has taken place in Vancouver, BC. I was born there, and even though I no longer live there, it always has my heart.



Do you share personality traits
 with any of your characters?

Humour, wit, intelligence, good looks, a nine inch...wait a minute. :D I do of course, but I refuse to admit to any of the dark aspects. In reality I'm a fairly good natured person with a cherubic face and a mean streak that I hide rather well. So, I guess like all my characters. 

The Therapist is quiet a twisted read. Was it hard to write something so dark?

It was very difficult at first because he repulsed me. I had a hard time staying inside his head because so many of his thoughts and ways of thinking are oppositional to my own. Eventually I learned to let go and let him come through.

Will there be a follow up to The Therapist?

I hope not. He really was such an uncomfortable character to write. I know people have already been asking as the end is fairly open...and we all would like for him to be fully redeemed and have some sort of vindication. So I won't say no, but I won't say yes either.

Who would you cast as Dr Dane in a film adaptation of The Therapist?  

Somebody hot and dark and complex...say, Adrian Turner? I'm sure there are a hundred better choices, but I feel old and pervy picking anyone under the age of 25.

Do you have any hidden talents you'd like to share?

I'm an excellent singer. 

Lastly, Pepsi or Coke? Some people just have to know this. ;)

Coke all the way!

Once again, Thank you for stopping by SROKK. 
We have loved having you pop our authors interview cherry ;) 

Thank you for having me! And I hope I was gentle. 

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY! I Surrender Trilogy by Monica James

The I Surrender Trilogy 
By Monica James



This series has been re-edited, re-vamped, and re-covered, and will be released July 1st, 2014!!! 
Are you ready for Jasper White?


I Surrender (Book 1 in the I Surrender Trilogy)
Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.

It took one life shattering moment for her to realize her ex-boyfriend is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava, as her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, he will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous, which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. Yet, she is finding resisting Jasper—with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes—harder than she ever imagined. That’s because Jasper knows what he wants … and he wants her.

Can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? What happens if love isn’t enough? 



           
Surrender to Me (Book 2 in the I Surrender Trilogy)

Ava Thompson left her one true love, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. It was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.
Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her … Singapore.
And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her … Harper.
Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. She is stronger and determined to accomplish her dreams in order to find happiness. Hopefully, at the end of it all, she will return into the loving arms of Jasper White.
Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.
Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. However, what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.
But does Jasper feel the same? 



Surrendered (Book 3 in the I Surrender Trilogy)

When Ava Thompson met the cerulean eyed rock god, Jasper White, her whole world was tipped on its axis, and nothing has been the same ever since.

Thankfully, life for Ava has settled, and that includes being in a healthy, stable relationship with Jasper at long last.

Their turbulent love has withstood many obstacles, but when not one, but two bombshells are dropped at Ava's doorstep, will she and Jasper be able to survive? Will the cunning ex and bothersome mother rock the stable foundation they have built together?

Will Ava get her happy ending? And will that happy ending be with the man everyone desires?



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Meet the Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two.

She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories,
 hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.

She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!

Thanks to Monica, you guys have the chance to win some amazing things.
A signed swag pack, 
2x ebooks of Something like Normal by Monica James 
Ebook of Songbird Caged by Lisa Edward
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