Allyson's Nonfiction books

Allyson's Nonfiction books
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Monday, 21 August 2017

Love on the Prairie Sale Blitz with USA Today Bestselling Author, Ciara Knight

 
Title: Love on the Prairie
Author: Ciara Knight
Genre: Historical, Western Romance
Cover Designer: Clarissa Yeo
Editor: Cora Artz and Emily Sewell
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb:
Abigail McKinnie refuses to allow her sisters to be dispersed across the nation as mail order brides. Despite the fact the union soldiers took everything from them during their march through Atlanta-their lands scorched, house burned, food stolen-she won’t give up. With a plan in place, she sets out for Kansas to her second cousin under the guise of marriage. But instead, she plans to convince him that the seven of them can help run the homestead for him. Her plan is full proof, until she makes the arduous journey to discover he’s dead.
Owen Baker vows to never have a woman in his life again after the death of so many in his life, but when Abigail McKinnie struts onto his land claiming ownership on behalf of her dead cousin, he’s dumbfounded by her drive and beauty. Despite her abilities and their attraction, he vows to throw her over his horse to deliver her to the first train home the minute she recuperates from her trip.
Faced with living in a small dugout through storms, Indian attacks, and violent gunmen, they realize they must work together to save the homestead, the last hope for the McKinnie sisters and Owen’s heart. But when their attraction becomes more formidable than the surrounding elements, they will have to overcome their fear or lose everything.
 
 
 
Ciara Knight writes with a ‘Little Edge and a Lot of Heart’ with her contemporary and paranormal romance books. Her most recent #1 Amazon bestselling series, Sweetwater County, has topped the charts and received acclaimed reviews. Her international best-seller, Pendulum scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owl’s Top Pick, among other praises.
 
Author Links:
Love on the Prairie: http://amzn.to/2lTVLbv
Love in the Rockies: http://amzn.to/2qsLPZ2
 
 
 
 

Friday, 18 August 2017

Aundy Freebie Book Blitz with USA Today Bestselling Author, Shanna Hatfield

 
Title: Aundy
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Sweet, Historical, Western Romance
    
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
 
Blurb:  One mail-order bride discovers
The courage to love
Desperate to better a hopeless situation, Aundy Thorsen leaves behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer’s request for a mail-order bride in Pendleton, Oregon. A tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife. Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a farm, wrangle demented chickens, and raise sheep, even though her stubborn determination to succeed upsets a few of the neighbors.
 
Born and raised on the family ranch, Garrett Nash loves life in the bustling community of Pendleton in 1899. When his neighbor passes away and leaves behind a plucky widow, Garrett takes on the role of Aundy’s protector and guardian. His admiration for her tenacious spirit soon turns to something more. He just needs to convince the strong-willed Aundy to give love another try.
 
Sweet and sprinkled with humor, Aundy illustrates that courage sometimes arrives in a petticoat and love has a mind of its own.
 
 
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
 
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
 
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
 
Author Links:
 
Buy Link:  Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wdNsxI
                                  
 
 
 
 

Lost Within Excerpt Reveal with Jennifer Domenico writing as Jalyn LaStoria

 
Title: Lost Within
Author: Jennifer Domenico writing as Jaelyn LaStoria
Genre: Adult Time Travel Romance
Cover Designer: Wicked by Design
      
Publication Date: Oct. 12th, 2017

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
 
Blurb: What happens when two women, five hundred years apart, switch places?

 
~Aven~
As an archeologist, my life is spent uncovering mysteries from the past. Each year spent digging in the dirt fuels my dream to find something that will change my life.
 
And then it happens—that life changing event I never imagined could be true. Somehow I ended up five hundred years in the past. Lost Within a world I only read about in history books.
 
Every moment is spent unraveling this mystery and trying to go home. But there’s a snag. I just might fall for the man I’m supposed to marry. The question now is once I figure out how to get back home, will I want to?
 
~Lucia~
I thought I had rid myself of it. I was certain my unexpected journeys through time were over. I was wrong, and now the unthinkable has happened. Again. This time though, I did not cause it.
 
I ended up five hundred years in the future. Lost Within a world I don’t recognize. My fate and return home lie in the hands of the woman whose life I now lead, and all I can do is wait.
 
Every moment is spent confused and longing for home. But there is a problem. Two men valiantly fight for my heart, and I might just fall for one or both of them before this is all over. The question now is once I have the chance to go home, will I want to?
 
Lost Within - A modern love story with a twist.
 
 
From contemporary romance author, Jennifer Domenico, comes a different kind of love story.
Writing as Jaelyn La Storia, the author spins stories that combine her love for the past with the reality of the present. Her debut new adult novel, Lost Within, is scheduled to release September 15, 2017. She is represented by Lady Amber’s PR for promotional opportunities.
 
Jaelyn La Storia. Because history is sexy.
 
Author Links:
Pinterest: pinterest.com/jendomenico
Instagram: jendomenicowords
 
                                    
 
“Lucia,” Caterina calls. “Cosimo is here.”
A heavy sigh escapes my lips. Time to meet the man who will be my husband tomorrow. “Be right down, mother.”
Magdalena pinches my cheeks to give them color and fusses over my hair. “You look lovely.”
“How should I act? Will I be nice? Or cold? Or warm?”
She creases her brow. “Lucia is always polite. She will smile and let him take her hand. He will take you to the garden. You are allowed to go alone.”
“Why?”
“Because papa knows you do not love him. He knows Cosimo will not make advances, and if he did, you would not allow it. Your honor is safe.”
“Ah. Well that’s the good part at least.” I tilt my head. “Does Cosimo know Lucia doesn’t love him?”
She shrugs. “I have no idea.”
I nod, and then force a smile to my lips. “Here goes nothing.”
“What does that mean?”
“It’s just a saying.”
“You have a lot of those. Good luck.”
“Thanks.”
After taking a deep breath, I sweep the bottom of my dress up enough to allow a safe descent down the stairwell. As I near the front room, I see the back of a man’s head. He’s very tall with thick black hair. His clothes make me smile, like something out of a historical romance, which is exactly what my life has become. His blue velvet trousers fall only to his knee where they button. The remainder of his legs are covered in a similar colored material, and on his feet are shiny black shoes. His upper body is clothed in a type of jacket that matches the pants with a white collar that wraps around his neck. Around his waist is a thick belt. He looks exactly as I would expect of a sixteenth century gentleman.
When the parents’ eyes shift to me, Cosimo turns around, and my mouth falls open slightly. I don’t know what ugly means in Renaissance Italy, but this man is far from meeting that description. He is… well, he’s gorgeous. He watches me with piercing dark eyes as I study his face and finish stepping down the last few steps. He has strong features, but they come together nicely. Full lips, a classic Italian nose, lush hair. He reminds me of…
He bows slightly toward me. “Good day, Lucia. You look lovely as always.” His voice is deep and rich. It warms me like drinking a full bodied wine. His Italian is proper, elegant, sexy. I swallow slowly as I continue my approach.
He extends his hand so I take it and he places a soft kiss on it. I smile. “Thank you, Cosimo. I hope you are well.”
“I am always well in your presence.”
As he stands upright again my eyes follow his height. He has broad shoulders and amazing posture. I don’t know what to say next so I look to my pretend parents for guidance.
“Lucia dear,” the mother says. “Why not take Cosimo to see the roses blooming in the garden?”
“Yes. Would you like to walk to the garden with me?”
“I would.”
He puts his arm out for me to take and I do, recalling everything I’ve read about sixteenth century courtship. I should be demure, submissive, delicate – three things I am definitely not. We walk out to the garden and sit on a bench. Cosimo seems nervous, fidgeting and wringing his hands a bit. I decide it’s best at this point to let him lead the conversation.
After a moment of silence, he speaks. “Are you as excited as I for our union?”
Totes getting there. “Yes, of course. I am also nervous, but I will do my best.”
“You do not have to do or be anything more than you are.” He takes my hand in his swallowing hard. “I hope someday you will love me. I will work hard for your affection. I know I might not seem like the best choice, but I will be good to you.”
He’s so sweet. “Do you love me, Cosimo?”
“Oh, yes, my darling. I have loved you for a year now.”
“A year?”
“Since we started our walks alone in the garden. I feel like I have come to know you well in that time.”
“What are your hopes for our marriage?”
He smiles sweetly. “I hope to be a good husband to you. To bring a smile to your face when you see me. I hope we have children, strong, healthy children, and that we grow old in each other’s arms. I hope that you will know in your heart that you are so treasured and loved and wanted.” He lifts my hands and places a firm kiss on them. “I do so desire you, my darling, Lucia. I hope you will desire me as well.”
I smile, averting my eyes like I should. “Would you like to kiss me?”
His eyes open wide. “I would, but it is not proper.”
“Says who?”
A smile tugs at his lips. “You have never offered before. Why now when our wedding is so near?”
I half shrug. “Just seemed like it might be nice.” I cup his cheek. “What difference would it make now? I will be your wife by this time tomorrow.”
“This is quite a shift. A happy shift.”
I lean a little closer and whisper, “Do you want to?”
“I have always wanted to.”
“Then you may.”
Our mouths move close until they touch. His lips press against mine, softly at first, but then firmer as his hands slide down my arms. He keeps his lips closed even when I slightly part mine. Slowly, he pulls back, kisses me once more, then sits upright. That was a pretty good kiss.
“I am honored, Lucia. Thank you. I look forward to many more kisses.”
“You are terribly sweet, Cosimo.” I smile. “Will we go away for a honeymoon?”
He tilts his head, narrowing his eyes. “You did not wish it. Have you changed your mind?”
“What would we do if we did not go away?”
“My hope is we would consummate our union in our marital bed tomorrow evening. From there, I was planning to allow you to decide.”
“And if we did go away, where would we go?”
“To my family estate in Siena. We would have it for a week to ourselves. I can arrange for it if you would like it so.”
Hmm, holed up in a Tuscan house with this pretty hot guy for a week? “I would like it so.”
A gorgeous smile spreads across his lips. “I am so pleased. I thought, perhaps, you did not find me attractive. I had hoped over time you would warm to me.”
I feel a little sad for him. If only he knew I am not the woman he thinks I am. What a shock it will be when Lucia comes back. “It is a big change when a woman marries. It has taken me some time to adjust to the idea of leaving my family and my relative independence. It was not a slight to you.”
“You will have your independence. I love that about you. You have your own mind and thoughts. You read and we can talk about things. You can pursue anything you wish. All I ask of you is your fidelity and the possibility of children.”
“Of course. Those are quite reasonable requests.” Crap. I can’t get pregnant here. As it is, things are a little wonky since thanks to all of this, I had to stop my birth control pills mid-cycle. “Would you consider allowing me to wait until my next birthday?”
“Wait?”
“For children?”
“Oh.” His face falls a bit. “I have waited this long. What is a few more months?”
“You are so gracious. Thank you, Cosimo.”
He smiles, brushing his thumb across my cheek. “You are beautiful, Lucia. The most stunning woman in all of Florence. It is you that is gracious to accept my love and my name. I will care for you until my dying breath.”
I wonder if she knew he loved her like this. He’s not old at all. At twenty-nine, he’s only four years older than me, but to Lucia, he’s twelve years older. Of course in my time, a guy nearly thirty dating a girl still seventeen is illegal in most states, but you got to get things going in the sixteenth century. Short life expectancy and all that.
“I will do my best to be a good wife to you.”
“I have no doubt.”
He starts to stand, but I tug his arm. “Do you want to kiss me again?”
“May I?”
I nod. “Please.”
                                                                                                                                  
Our lips meet once more, and when I press against him, Cosimo sighs against my mouth and holds me tight. There is a whole lot of passion simmering underneath the surface of this proper gentleman, and I have a feeling it’s all boiling over tomorrow.
 
 
 

Blood Promise Pre-Order Blitz with Danielle Rose

 
Title: BLOOD PROMISE
Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Cover Art by Gwenn Danae
Cover Text by Eight Little Pages
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
 
Blurb:
The Blood Books trilogy is Underworld meets The Craft that fans of Harry Potter, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Twilight will enjoy! Readers are praising this "must read" trilogy as "unputdownable" and "purely addicting."
 
Careful what you witch for.
 
Avah Taylor never wanted to be a vampire, and now, her immortal life is at stake. When tragedy strikes, Avah is cast out of her vampire coven and embarks on a mission to expose the danger of the witchcraft that took her mortal life from her. Her journey takes her around the world, from Washington State to London to Russia, but Avah can't run from a past deadly mistake that has come seeking revenge.
 
In this epic conclusion to the Blood Books trilogy, Avah's questions will finally be answered, but only at a terrible price.
 
                
 
 
Danielle Rose holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Currently residing in the Midwest, where she spends her days dreaming of warmer temperatures, when she’s not writing, she enjoys pretending she lives in California, spending an embarrassing amount of time at Hobby Lobby, and binge-watching Netflix. Visit Danielle on the Web: www.Danielle-Rose.com.
 
Author Links:
 
Buy Links:
Blood Promise (Pre-Order): http://amzn.to/2vawGhb
 
 
 
                                    
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Rebellious Heart Cover Reveal with LL Hunter.

 
Title: Rebellious Heart
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Cover Designer: Desiree DeOrto
Publication Date: Sept. 30th, 2017
        
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
 
Blurb: Four years after Skye became the youngest president in history, and returned precious resources to her people,
She had hoped this would mean the end of the war.
But there is still a threat.
An enemy once thought dead has returned from the grave to exact revenge, and he won’t rest until he gets what he wants.
In the quest to give herself some credibility despite her young age, and to defeat their enemy, Skye, Lukas and their friends devise a plan to distract their enemy using a decoy, while they go in for the kill.
But, when their plan goes south,
Lukas and Skye must do whatever it takes to save their people and the world from ruin.
Even if it means betraying those they love the most.
 
In the thrilling conclusion to the Molten Heart Saga,
When matters of the heart are concerned,
Risks will be taken.
 
 
 
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
Pre-Order Links:  Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2x19U9E
            
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Paragon Book Awards Newletter Aug 2017

Welcome to the New Paragon Book Awards Newsletter!

We are excited to announce our current competitions and recent hall of famer! The New Flash Fiction Competition just opened. And you still have time to enter the Christmas Story Competition! And stay tuned for the upcoming Anthology Award! Keep scrolling for more info on New Author Support and some upcoming releases!
June 2017
Flash Fiction
Winner
Well done to Sharon from Scotland, who said this is the first time she has ever entered a flash fiction competition and is delighted to be the winner.
Read Sharon's winning title "Cake" now!
Bi-Monthly Flash Fiction Awards Now Open!
Open for entries from: August 1 st – 31 st
Win $100 for writing up to 500 words starting with “She stared at the puddle of melted ice cream…”

Full rules for entry and the entry form are available at https://www.paragonbookawards.com/flash-fiction
Winner announced September 10th!
Great news for authors
We have had quite a few emails from authors, worried that they will not be able to secure a place in the awards, especially at the early bird rate that runs to the end of August 2017.
Worry no More. You asked, we listened.
If you book your place in the Christmas Story Award, here at Paragon Book Awards, and take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $25, you now have the benefit of not needing to upload your files until the 31st October. This means, if you are still working on your book, or it is not due to be published yet, you can still book to take one of the 30 place in each of the 3 categories, Sweet, Sizzle or Spicy.
With some great prizes for the winners, including a book review tour that will attract 40+ reviews for your award winning book, a social media blast and a medal for your ebook, what are you waiting for, get booking.
The 1st of January will see the Anthology Award open for entries. All genres welcome and we also have a trilogy category. So whether you have an anthology of your own work, or if you are in a multi author anthology, no matter what the genre, there is a category for you. Again the categories have a limited amount of entries, so first come first served and the entry rates are extremely competitive. Early bird rates start at $30 for a trilogy. The competition is only open until the end of February, so don’t think about it for too long.
Go to https://www.paragonbookawards.com/anthology for all details.
Paragon Book Awards is also teaming up with Donna from Wise Owls PR and we now share a FB page!
This page will be used to organise regular events and help our winners to spread the word about their books; as well as other events to help authors to get to grips with social media promotions.  The New Author Award winners (Spring 2018), will have this fantastic springboard event organised especially for them from our page to help and support them in learning the ropes while we support and teach them book promotion techniques to help with ales and networking.
All authors and readers are welcome! If an author wishes to sign up please contact us at the page or by email.
Coming Soon!
Available for Pre-order. My new nonfiction release will be available 1st September and is a great book to help all authors or new authors who are thinking about the self-publishing path.

Calling all Authors: How to Navigate the Path from Writing to Publishing.
This book had hundreds of links and a wealth of information. Readers can gain access to a webpage with more links, a glossary of terms.
By Award Winning and International Bestselling Author: Allyson R. Abbott
Calling all Authors…Especially Indie Authors; at last, an easy to understand help book to guide you along the path from writing to publishing.
Have you ever wondered about writing and self-publishing? Are you lacking in confidence, because you don’t know where to begin, or if you start?
Are you flummoxed before you even start, by all the jargon and terminology that seems common place on the internet?
Does the thought of self-publishing scare you?
How to Navigate: The Path from Writing to Publishing; A ‘Go To’ Handbook for Indie Authors
Takes you through the whole process, giving advice, explaining the jargon, highlighting good practice and also the pitfalls to watch out for.
This book clarifies the different stages of the writing to publishing process and describes each step from personal experience, backed up with expert advice from linked sources scattered thoughout each page.
With a resource webpage on tap with hundreds of extra resource links, this ‘go to’ handbook is a must for all aspiring and newbie authors or writers, as well as established authors who are looking to take a step from a traditional  publisher to begin a new journey as a hybrid author.
Welcome to the learning curve of being and Indie Author, with this book your journey will be made easier.
$3.49 ebook price Coming September 1st, 2017!
Paperback on its way…..
 
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon AU
OUT SOON
by Allyson R Abbott and Donna Wolz (from Wise Owls PR)
Calling all Authors: How to Navigate the Social Media Maze
Due out in October, this book will demystify the promotion labyrinth and explain the benefits of social media platforms for you and your book.  As well as many of the main social media promotion techniques and terms explained, you will also get the opportunity to join in events to gain experience. This book comes with hundreds of links to webpages, blog, Facebook groups, Google+ communities as well as a glossary of terms. Add yourself to the newsletter to get information on the release date; go to http://wwwAllysonRAbbott.com and sign up.
Calling all Authors: How to Navigate the Social Media Maze
So, you're going to write a book. Or maybe you've already written one.
Do you know How to Navigate the Social Media Maze?
If the answer no, then this is the book you have been waiting for.
Written with experience by Allyson, an Award Winning and Bestselling Author and Donna, Owner of Wise Owls PR, who has been helping and supporting authors for several years.
Do you know:
  • What you need to do to get yourself or your book noticed?
  • How to build a following on Twitter?
  • How to organise an event on Facebook?
  • What is the difference between Buffer, Hootsuite or Twittimer?
  • How to get appropriate sales links for your books?
  • Would you like to know How to Navigate the Social Media Maze?
Social Media is one of the fastest ways to promote your book and yourself to a world-wide audience of readers. It is also complex and time-consuming. It especially can be intimidating when you start out.
It certainly was a challenge for both of us when we first got involved in the indie author community on Social Media.  We are still learning new things and best practices as SM is always changing and growing, but what we know, we will share.
With this book, we will help you Navigate the Maze of Social Media by sharing:
  • How to set up a plan and set goals
  • General useful tips for all SM platforms
  • How to set up different profiles on SM
  • How to use different SM platforms to get the most for your time and money.
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • 100s of links to helpful resources
  • Access to our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/authorpromotionandsupport/ where we will have useful tips and tricks, interesting articles, and events spotlighting authors
  • Access to our FB page so you can ask questions and join in discussions
If you are looking for ways to get you and your book noticed, this is the book you need. We've put all the necessary information in one place so it is easy to find and easy to use. Plus, we are available to help you if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Our promise to you. If you do not find anything useful in this book, we will refund your money.
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