Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Blitz: Once Upon the Longest Night Anthology


I'm not gonna lie, I debated a lot whether it was a good idea to sign up for this book blitz because this week is a super crazy busy week! But then, I thought, it'd be wrong not to share a collection of paranormal romances set around the longest night when I'm getting married on the longest night! 
So... Behold!
Once Upon the Longest Night!

Releases December 21st!


I love this cover. So pretty!

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The longest night. A vampire’s delight. 

The winter solstice, a time of birth and rebirth, life and death, waning light and rising darkness. A time when those who flee the sun and crave the taste of blood find their greatest solace. 
But one never knows what the longest night might hold. 

Once Upon the Longest Night, a collection of adult paranormal romances, features eight novelettes of lovers and their battles against one of the greatest legends of our time: the vampire. A 15th-century seaman and the love of his life come face to face with a vengeful manjasang. In ancient Rome, a hunted priestess captured by a loyal centurion offers her aid to the enemy. With the help of a handsome Royal courier, a reluctant Romanian princess braves the curse flowing within her noble blood. Danger awaits when a vampire in the far reaches of North Dakota must endure the lethal cold to protect the woman she loves. And in a future New York, a broken general returns home for the Longest Night Ball where he meets a young male witch who might change his life forever. 

This anthology combines vampire mythos and affairs of the heart with the sacred symbolism and magic of the winter season. 

Sit back and let us tell you a tale. Welcome to the Longest Night.

Heat levels: Sweet to erotic.





Saturday, 15 December 2018

Midwinters Eve Giveaway Hop (15th - 31st)




I'm giving away a $10 Amazon giftcard to one winner so they can treat themselves OR you can choose a book (up to the value of £/$10) to be delivered via The Book Depository. 
Giveaway is open internationally.
Entrants over 18 years only.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Cover Reveal: The Hail Mary by Ginger Scott


OMG, guys! I absolutely adored Waiting on The Sidelines and Going Long back in the day and when I found out there was going to be a book 3 in this series I was like "What?! No! Leave Reed and Nolan with their HEA!" But then I slapped myself because this is Ginger Scott so they're going to have their HEA and book 3 is just a nice opportunity to catch up with beloved characters!

I mean, you meet them when they're like 14/15 years old in Waiting on The Sidelines and see them grow over several years. Then, in Going Long, you see them at college. I don't know if I'm emotionally ready to see them after 16 years of marriage!
Talk about an emotional rollercoaster! 
And re-reads of the first two will be mandatory and... Yeah.

Anyways... I'm not here to ramble! I'm here to share the cover for book 3. 

Check it out!


The Hail Mary releases January 18th and, if you haven't read them yet, books one and two are available to one-click now!


Sixteen years is a long time. In a marriage, it’s a milestone. On the gridiron, it’s a miracle. Reed Johnson wants more time for everything, but time is funny that way.

It can be cruel.

With a body that can’t quite take the hits it used to and a heart tired of being torn in two different directions, Reed is faced with a reality he’s not quite ready for—life without the game. He became a man under Friday night game lights and in college stadium tunnels, and without the grit and the glory that’s earned ten yards at a time, he’s afraid of what kind of man he’ll be.

But there’s more than a game at stake now.

Reed’s wife, Nolan, is afraid too. She’s seen what can happen when the love of her life pushes himself too hard, and she can’t escape the nightmares she relives after almost losing her entire world to one single play on the field.

There is no compromise when it comes to football. Same goes for the heart. You’re either all in, or you get crushed. For Reed and Nolan, the clock is ticking down. Time…it does that. One way or another, they’re going to have to make a choice.

This is their hail Mary.

This is win or lose.



FYI
The Hail Mary is book 3 in The Waiting Series, which follows high school sweethearts Reed Johnson and Nolan Lennox through football, life, love and everything messy that goes along with it. The series begins with Waiting on the Sidelines and Going Long.


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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas Movies That Aren't Christmas Movies


Today, I bring you a very important, topic: Christmas Movies.
But, I don't want to talk about all your typical Christmas movies.
No, I want to talk about the movies that make you feel like Christmas even though they aren't what you'd traditionally think of as Christmas movies.
Everybody has them!
They're the movies that, for whatever reason, your brain associates with the season even though the content of the movie has little, if anything, to do with Christmas!

So, here it is! My Top Ten list of non-Christmas, Christmas movies!

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Edward Scissorhands


This movie just screams Christmastime to me!
I don't care that it's Tim Burton and slightly twisty and odd. It's festive.
That scene where Winona Ryder's character is dancing in the slowflakes from Edward's sculpture is just gorgeous!
It touches a little part of my soul and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and therefore Edward Scissorhands will always be a festive movie in this house.

Gremlins


I know that this movie isn't warmth, sweetness and light but it's definitely festive! 
Snow, holiday jingles, giant snowmen, Christmas trees... It's perfect!
The murderous little monsters just make it funny.

The Lord of The Rings


This trilogy of movies will forever be associated with Christmas for me. I think it's because they were all released at the cinema in December and my original - and strongest - memories of them are tied to going to see them at the cinema with friends and family surrounded by holiday shoppers and decorations. 

Don't get me wrong, I can watch them at any point of the year but watching them at Christmastime is an absolute must!

The Phantom of the Opera


Again, I think I associate this with Christmastime because of when I originally saw it at the cinema. It could also be because it has the gorgeous snowy scene in the graveyard which triggers that "I want to tuck up warm and cozy with a hot chocolate" feeling that Christmas also triggers.

Beauty and the Beast


I blame this being a Christmastime movie, for me, on the snowy scenes once again. And the triggering of the hot chocolatey feeling. 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


It's Christmas for about 10 minutes in the movie but, for me, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone will always be a Christmas film. 
I saw it at the end of November. It's always on the TV at Christmas. It is Christmas.

While You Were Sleeping


There's much debate about this one in my house... Is While You Were Sleeping an actual Christmas movie? 
I'd say no. It's set 100% at Christmas - that is true - but it doesn't have that whole Christmas magic, Santa-ish, vibe that Christmas movies always have. 
It's just a lovely romantic comedy that happens to be set during the holidays, therefore, I say no and it goes on my Christmas movies that aren't Christmas movies list....
And the same goes for this one.

Bridget Jone's Diary


It begins at Christmas and it ends at Christmas but Bridget Jones is not a Christmas movie. It is a movie that can be watched all year long.
That said, every year, since I was a teenager, I have watched Bridget Jone's Diary at Christmas thanks to my mother.
This year will be no different.

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So, what's your non-traditional Christmas movie(s)?

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