Monday, May 26, 2014

The GReat Buddy Read Promo Sign ups!!

Are you interested in reading ARCs as a Buddy Read?

Are you a member of Goodreads and write reviews?

Do you like reading as a group and discussing the book?

Well, Promo Stars has put a twist on the Buddy Reads and Promos ----- we will be holding Buddy Reads on Goodreads for each author who signs up.

During the GReat Buddy Read we will moderate and host flash giveaways with questions and teasers about the book.

If you are interested in participating in future reads - we will keep your name on file for upcoming Promos in the genres you choose.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Follow the Scavenger Hunt - Blog Listing and Giveaway Hint!

Seek-n-Find Countdown Blitz - Relentless Rhythm by Michelle Mankin (1 day)

Relentless Rhythm (Tempest #4)
by Michelle Mankin
Publication Date: October 9, 2014


The one she really wants is out of reach.
The one he really needs is already taken.
Dizzy Lowell, rhythm man for the rising rock band Tempest is a wizard on the guitar and a wonder with women. But the hookup specialist hides his emotional scars beneath his suave exterior. He never lets anyone truly touch him.
April Reynolds, the confident bartender of the Diamond Mine, knows her way around a cocktail, but Dizzy has her all mixed up. She knows what’s safe. She’s tired of settling, though. It would be so easy to fall under his spell.
Except for that ring around her finger.
Two searching souls separated by a thin metal band.
Some dreams are dangerous.
Some secrets shouldn’t be shared.
Sometimes what we wish for most can never be. 

*Author note: Each book in the Tempest series features a different band member and can stand alone.*

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About the Author

Michelle Mankin is the author of the Black Cat Records series of novels. 
Romance with subtext.
Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.
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For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn't kill her but the hour and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander.
Black Cat Records in Vancouver provides the central backdrop for all of Michelle’s current novels. Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the Tempest series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.

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Tempest series:
Irresistible Refrain:
Enticing Interlude:
Captivating Bridge:
Relentless Rhythm:

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1st Giveaway
This is a Seek-n-Find Giveaway - follow each blog daily to find a hidden "secret" word in one of the 4 to 5 blogs listed for the day.  You can enter each day with the blog you found the "secret" word and the "secret" word for the day. Then at the end of the countdown there will be a 7 word quote from the book.  Enter the quote word for word in rafflecopter and you will gain an extra 10 entries.

2nd Giveaway

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Release Blitz - Overwhelmed by Marita A. Hansen

Marita A. Hansen
May 19, 2014


It was a chance meeting
That changed everything

Before only one man loved me

Now two do

One is my husband

The other a lover

I didn’t cheat

We had a threesome

But the problem was what followed

My lover wanted more than one night

My husband got angry

My lover got dirty

And I got overwhelmed

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I opened my eyes and looked up at him. He was standing over me, wearing only a towel, his body glistening from not being dried properly. A line of water ran down the curving Maori tattoo on his right arm, dripping onto the carpet. He had the type of body made from a construction site—powerfully built and tanned, his muscular biceps and six-pack not from a gym. He pushed a hand through his wet brown hair, the stubble from last night gone. He was delicious, but all I wanted was for him to get dressed and go to work, so I could get back to the countless messages I had to answer. There were too many to deal with, all to do with my writing. My thoughts made me feel guilty, even more so since Tom was staring down at me with need in his eyes, the proof pushing at his towel. But, I was overwhelmed with work, overwhelmed with stress, and I really didn’t need him adding to it.

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About the Author

NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there. However, in My Masters' Nightmare, I have started writing about Italians . My husband is part Italian and I also have a degree in Italian.

SPORTS: As a teen my favorite sports were karate, badminton, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run.

CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honors degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.

FAVORITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches.

BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator that can't seem to earn money to save myself!

STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.

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Countdown Release/Scavenger Hunt - Captivating Bridge (3 days)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Invite - Release Day Blitz for Overwhelmed by Martia Hansen (May 19)

Release Day Blitz 

Looking for Bloggers who would like to participate!

This will run on May 19th 

This DOES NOT have to be a top post and the HTML code will be provided for easy posting (if you wish).

You have the option to request an ARC of the book to post your review after the release - please leave your review on Goodreads and/or Amazon.  You do NOT have to post your review for the blitz.

There will be an Int'l giveaway in which your blogs will be promoted.

Overwhelmed by Marita A Hansen

Blitz/Scavenger Hunt Invite - Captivating Bridge by Michelle Mankin

7 Day Countdown Scavenger Hunt Release Blitz 

Looking for Bloggers who would like to take part in a fun time!

This will run from May 15th through May 21st ------ viewers will have to follow the tour in order to collect all the clues.

This DOES NOT have to be a top post and the HTML code will be provided for easy posting (if you wish).

This is a Scavenger Hunt and it is very important that your post is live with the “hint” on the day assigned to you. 

------ Each day to the countdown will have a different banner and a different teaser ------

There will be an Int'l giveaway that corresponds to the scavenger hunt in which your blogs will be promoted.

Captivating Bridge (Tempest #3) by Michelle Mankin.  


Warren “War” Jinkins is that guy.
The bad one.
Tempest’s ex front man, an arrogant rock god.
The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction.
His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band. Everything.
Shaina Bentley is that girl.
The good one.
Hollywood’s pink candy-coated sweetheart.
The star of Pinky Swear, television’s top rated teen show.
She’s been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she’s starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone.
He’s a one man island. She’s a fragile captive soul.
Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together?

*Author note: Each book in the Tempest series features a different band member and can stand alone.*