Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow

 
Title: Speak Easy
Author: Melanie Harlow
Expected release date: July 22, 2013 Genre: Historical
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designed by: Tom Barnes Design
                                                                                                    
 

Book Description: 

  July, 1923. The ‘20s are roaring, and twenty-year-old Tiny O’Mara is desperate for a little anything-goes excitement. But when her father is kidnapped by a mobster in Detroit's exploding organized crime scene, she’s shocked to find herself caught up in the bootlegging wars of Prohibition—and torn between two gorgeous gangsters on opposite sides. To save her father’s life, she’ll have to choose between them. But deciding whom to trust isn’t easy in a world where everyone wants something—be it booze, money, power, or sex—and no one cares what it takes to get it. Temptation is everywhere.






 photo MelanieHarlow_zpsb336e2d3.jpg   About the Author

 Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail-culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.
  



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$25 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
 

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YA Bound SwoonThursday: Playing Patience by Tabatha Vargo



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My Swoon is from Playing Patience (Playing Patience #1) by Tabatha Vargo. Zeke is a bad boy/ man whore with tattoos, piercings and plays lead guitar in a rock-n-roll band (love rocker). Patience is the governor's daughter. Okay my swoon is the way a bad boy swoons. I love what Zeke says to Patience at the end of this swoon!  And I also added Zeke's song to Patience.


Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.




Zeke's Swoon:

   She looked up at me through her long lashes and took a deep breath. I liked that I affected her. It was only fair since she affected me. I wanted to move in closer. I wanted to touch her. Mostly because she was so damn untouchable and I had a rebellious streak in me that was ten miles long, but also because I was starting to wonder stupid shit. Shit like what her hair felt like and if her cheek was as soft as it looked.
    I needed a swift kick in the ass. What would my boys think if they could hear my thoughts?
    Then she caught me off guard by reaching up and running her finger across my lip ring. Her fingertip felt soft against my lip and some strange part of me that I didn't know wanted to kiss her fingertip. It was the most out of character thing ever...for me, and I think for her, too. Nothing shocked me anymore and it was strange that something so innocent managed to.
    She pulled her hand back like my mouth was full of snakes and then looked away from me. She reached up and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear, but it was as defiant as I felt and slipped back out. I reached up and captured it in my fingers. Her hair was indeed as soft as it looked. I didn't miss the odd expression on her face as I tucked the piece of hair behind her ear again. I should have stopped there, but instead, I ran my finger down her baby-soft cheek.
    "What is this?' Her voice cracked.
     The question brought me back to myself and I snatched my hand away. I did the first thing I could think of that would make the moment disappear. I leaned back and grabbed the crotch of my pants.
     "What this? Come here. I'll show you."


                                                                             Zeke's song he sings to Patience!
                                             

Cover Reveal: Hugged By An Angel by Roberta Capizzi



                                                            Title: Hugged By An Angel
                                                              Author: Roberta Capizzi
                                                    Expected release date:  July 22, 2013
                                   Genre:  Contemporary Romance (with a little angelic theme)
                                                          Age Group:  New Adult/Adult
                                                     Cover Designed by:  Mooney Designs
                                                 Cover Reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

 

Book Description: 

How can you ever love again when tragedy has crushed your heart?

Kathleen used to love life. She had plans, dreams, and faith in life; but that was before the accident that took it all away from her in an instant. Now that her beloved brother is dead and she's confined to a wheelchair, her future is but a dark cloud hovering above her head. How can she ever find the will to move on and keep living without him? Even the cares of the happy-go-lucky American physiotherapist who's helping her with her rehab therapies are all in vain. Life seems to have lost its meaning, until one night she receives an unexpected celestial visit…

Colin has been working as a physiotherapist in Dublin for almost five years, but he’s never bonded so much with a patient like he is bonding with Kathleen; there's something about those sad blue eyes that makes him want to help her, to take away the pain that reminds him so much of his own. Having lost both his parents in a plane crash when he was only sixteen, Colin knows how it feels to have someone you love taken so abruptly away from you, and he makes it his mission to help Kathleen find her faith in life again. But something changes along the way…

Sometimes love can work miracles. If you believe.








ABOUT the AUTHOR

An avid reader since her childhood years and being an only child, Roberta always enjoyed the company of her fictional friends from the children’s books she loved reading, while she dreamed of writing her own stories one day.

It was when she discovered novels by authors Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy in her teenage years that she realized it was time she put down in words the stories she had kept well hidden in her mind until then.

What started as a hobby, soon turned into a real passion and a way of life, until she could no longer keep the stories to herself, and decided to get over her fears and share them with the world.

Roberta lives in Italy, but her dream is to move out of her country and live either in a thatched cottage in the Irish countryside or in a country house with a swing on the back porch, somewhere in the United States, where she would love to spend her days writing novels as a full-time job, and maybe one day even get as far as writing a screenplay for a movie.

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