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Indie Author Month Celebration

A Love4Lit Indie Author Month

 Since this is Indie Author Month, sponsored by ALove4Lit, I decided to do a month long giveaway that includes The Guardians of Vesturon. As you may be aware of, Survival and Beginnings are already FREE everywhere, but in addition to them, I’ll be throwing in RESURRECTION and DETERMINANT in the anticipation of the upcoming release of Book 4, reEMERGENT (coming soon!) The prize pack also includes Dark Waltz, Edge of Disaster and Shattered Edge (Released Date–Mid February!)

Stay tuned for the reEMERGENT COVER REVEAL (February 16) and EXCERPT (February 18) WOOHOO!!

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EDEN SOUTH COVER REVEAL

Check it out! EDEN SOUTH by Janelle Stalder COVER REVEAL– Release in March 2013


The betrayal that tore a family apart. Two brothers bent on destroying the other. A whole world on the brink of war.


Aiden has been through his second battle in the magical world of Eden. The victory is short lived and Aiden is sent racing toward his friends in the Capital. After being back in Eden with the Riders, he is eager to reunite with Wolf, Elisa and Logan, although he doesn’t realize just what he’s returning to. Surprises await him when he arrives in the Capital; his close-knit group of friends is slowly falling apart. On top of it all, another battle is just around the corner, one that will change everything.


Rain has made her choice, and now she is in some unknown fortress with the feared sorcerer, Aziz. She wants nothing more but to please him, but being his Queen isn’t as easy as she thought. While trying to learn sorcery, and dealing with Aziz’s advances, Rain is finding her new life a bit overwhelming. Just when she thought it couldn’t get worse, she discovers a secret of Aziz’s, and it is nothing she could have expected. 


Rose has supported Callum throughout their journey, but now that the final battle is just around the corner she is faced with a hard reality. Everything she has gained with him could be taken away. Is she willing to live the rest of her life without him? Can she just stand by while he destroys everything, including himself? Will he ever be able to find peace? Will she? 


In the third installment of the Eden Series fates will be decided, and the battle between brothers that has been a decade in the making will finally come to an end. Only one of them can be High King.


The battle starts now.

 

Release March 2013.

 I don’t know about you all, but I sure can’t wait for this one! Hurry up Janelle… :-D


DARK WALTZ Blog Tour Starts Today

The DARK WALTZ Blog Tour Starts Today. It will run from January 2 until January 18. I’ll be posting the schedule later today, but in the meantime, I’m putting up the rafflecopter so be sure to enter for a chance to win some awesome Giveaways! Oh, yeah, by the way, I’ve decided to keep Dark Waltz priced at $.99 during the tour, so if you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, now’s the time to load it on your new Kindle, Nook, iPad or whatever you might have gotten from Santa this year! Happy New Year!

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Tour Schedule~
1/2 Proserpine Craving Books ~ Review and Interview 
1/2 I Read Indie ~ Review
1/2 Misty Provencher ~ Teaser
1/3 Paranormal Opinion ~ Review
1/3 FUONLYKNEW ~ Review & Excerpt
1/3 Reading Between the Wines ~ Guest Post
1/4 Pages of Forbidden Love ~ Review
1/4 Offbeat Vagabond ~ Review & Guest Post

1/7 Always YA at Heart ~ Review & Excerpt
1/7 Love of Books ~ Guest Post 
1/7 Scandalicious Reviews ~ Spotlight 
1/8 Not Now… Mommy’s Reading ~ Review
1/9 Belle’s Book Bag ~ Review & Guest Post
1/9 Riverina Romantics ~ Spotlight
1/9 Candace’s Book Blog (Here) ~ Confident Reads Feature with Interview
1/10 A Diary of a Book Addict ~ Review & Interview
1/10 Reading Angel ~ Guest Post
1/11 Romancing the Darkside ~ Review & Guest Post
1/11 Cece’s Reading and Writing Safari ~ Top Ten Favorite Books
1/12 Kimba the Caffeinated Reviewer ~ Excerpt

1/14 The Reading Diaries ~ Review & Interview 
1/14 Colorimetry ~ Excerpt & Guest Post
1/15 Book Me! ~ Excerpt
1/15 Bookhounds ~ Guest Post
1/16 TBQ’s Book Palace ~ Guest Post
1/16 Book Addict ~ Guest Post 
1/17 Andrea Heltsley Books ~ Excerpt
1/17 The Book Nympho ~ Review & Guest Post
1/18 The Bookish Babe ~ Review & Excerpt
1/18 Tsk, Tsk, What to Read ~ Review & Excerpt
1/18 Nothing Better Than a Book ~ 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2013. It’s difficult for me to believe that 2012 has come to an end.  What a year it has been for me. Amazing can’t even begin to describe it. I have been blessed with SO many things I’m not sure I can begin to name them, but I thank God every day for sending my family and so many friends my way and also for sending me such awesome fans who have supported me.  I certainly wouldn’t be doing this today without each of you so THANKS for everything! 

I wanted to let you know what’s ahead from me…

As promised, reEmergent, Book 4 of the Guardians of Vesturon will be coming soon. I will also be releasing in the near future Book 2 of the Middleton Series…the story of Terri and Justin.  (If you liked Alexia and Pearce, I think you’ll like this one too!) And then, of course, Death Waltz, the sequel to Dark Waltz will also be coming later this year. 

And finally, since the $.99 sale of Dark Waltz and Determinant went over so well, I’ve decided to extend it until January 5! So tell all your friends if they haven’t gotten their copies yet, they can still grab them for that low low price.

HAPPY 2013!!!!

By the way, Pearce wishes you a Happy New Year too! 


IT’s HERE!!!!

EDGE of DISASTER is now AVAILABLE

On AMAZON And B&N



Alexia Hammond, broken and destroyed by a tragedy she can’t seem to recover from, is on a downward spiral toward destruction. A life of partying, alcohol, drugs and men has brought her near the edge of disaster. That is until one night while at work as a waitress in an upscale restaurant, she falls under the spell of one of her customers, Pearce Middleton. Once she gazes into his smoky gray eyes, her life takes on new meaning. But can she put her past behind her and allow herself to fall for the exciting and gorgeous Pearce, or will her lewd behavior come back to haunt her and ruin her chances of happiness forever?

REDEMPTION Blog Tour and Excerpt

Redemption Apocalypse Blog Tour

Dec 17th 2012 – Jan 1st 2013

Praise for H.D. Gordon

“H.D. Gordon’s writing was very thought out and her words flowed and kept me reading till late in the evening.”- tana-someofmyfavoritebooks & Passionate Book Diva


“Further adding to the writing skills, the world that Gordon created was so imaginative and brilliant that I was simply enthralled.” – xxdaydreamer21xx


“H.D. Gordon has written a book that well spellbound you. She has created characters that linger long after the book is read and put away.” - NayNay


“There are good books, great books, the ones that make you laugh out loud and cry and the ones that you know are going to be best sellers since page one. Redemption is even better;!” Karla Book Addict & Passionate Book Diva


“If you haven’t read Blood Warrior this is not a series to be missed and I would suggest this series to anyone who loves YA Paranormal Romance. I genuinely loved this book and I cannot wait for the next book. I really think this series is going to just get better and better. HD has definitely surpassed herself!” – Kay K-Books


About the Author

H. D. Gordon is the bestselling author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held spots in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for the past year. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series, The Rise was the third installment and H. D. is completing Alexa’s tales in December of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a thrilling fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

You can follow HD at: 
Blog 

And now, here’s the Excerpt….


The door to Tommy’s room swung open and I released a heavy breath. Tommy stood there squinting and blinking his eyes. They widened a little when they saw me, and he glanced over his shoulder. More panic struck me like a jab to the solar plexus. “Tommy, is Nelly here?” I asked, nearly tripping over my words in my haste to get them out.
Tommy ran a hand through his hair and nodded. “Yeah, she’s sleeping,” he said.
I pushed Tommy aside and stepped into the room, needing to see with my own eyes that Nelly was safe before I could relax. She was just as Tommy had said, fast asleep under the covers of his bed. My head tilted as I saw that she was on one side of it, with the covers on the other half drawn back as if someone had just vacated the other side. I spun around and raised my eyebrows at Tommy.
“What?” he asked casually, though I noticed that a little color bloomed on his cheeks. “Nothing happened. She was tired. I was tired. We slept.”
I glanced over at Kayden, who was leaning in the doorway in that relaxed way he had that belied his readiness to spring into action at any moment. His golden arms were crossed over his chest and a small smile played behind his eyes. “Um hmm,” I said, looking back over at Tommy. “Do I have to tell that I will cut your heart out if anything goes wrong?”
Tommy’s old smirk found his lips. “Uh, no, mighty Sun Warrior. I’m pretty sure that part’s a given.”

Cover Reveal for EDGE OF DISASTER

SURPRISE COVER REVEAL FOR EDGE OF DISASTER a NEW CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE COMING SOON…

Alexia Hammond, broken and destroyed by a tragedy she can’t seem to recover from, is on a downward spiral toward destruction. A life of partying, alcohol, drugs and men has brought her near the edge of disaster. That is until one night while at work as a waitress in an upscale restaurant, she falls under the spell of one of her customers, Pearce Middleton. Once she gazes into his smoky gray eyes, her life takes on new meaning. But can she put her past behind her and allow herself to fall for the exciting and gorgeous Pearce, or will her lewd behavior come back to haunt her and ruin her chances of happiness forever?


AND NOW, FOR THE EXCERPT…

  Monday’s weren’t usually our busiest night, but when I arrived at work, I was surprised to hear we were solidly booked.

  “We have a huge party in the private room,” our hostess, Katie, said.  “It’s some group with the Medical University.”

  “Humph. I was hoping to get out of here early tonight.”

  “You still might.  You know how those stodgy doctors can be sometimes.”

  “Yeah. But it’s the middle of summer so it might mean a graduation party or an incoming group of fellows.”

  “Whatever.”

   I headed back to the kitchen to check out the specials for the night. Chef always made us taste everything so we could describe it to our patrons.  It was going to be the crispy flounder and wahoo for seafood.  He also had a pork tenderloin and a seafood over creamy grits special.  I had a difficult time deciding which one I liked best.

  I put on my apron and figured I would be the one assigned to that big group.  Sure enough, I heard the floor manager say, “Alexia, you, Joe and Sam will handle the private room. Think the three of you can handle it?”

  “No problem,” I replied. I was quite sure two of us could do it fine.  There would be twenty people.  They would bus the food out to us as well as the drinks so the difficult part was handled.

  “Are they all here already?”

  “Yeah, they had reservations for six o’clock.”

  I laughed.  “They must’ve thought we have an early bird or something.”

  The three of us headed over to the private room.  The guys always like to let me take the lead because I had a knack for describing food…or so they said.  I think they just like to weasel out of doing it. I really didn’t mind though because they always gave me a hand when I needed it in delivering my entrees.

  I went over each of the appetizer and dinner specials and then we took their drink orders.  I’d been right about the group.  They were first year fellows coming in to do their training in trauma surgery. I smiled tightly at the first few I hit.  I made my way around the group until I got to the fifth person. 
   “I’ll have a Grey Goose extra dirty martini with extra olives.” 

Okay, first off that was my favorite drink.  Second, his voice sounded like rich waves tumbling over smooth rocks.  I lifted my eyes and they landed on sizzling smoky gray, bedroom orbs that were heavily fringed in onyx lashes.  My gaze drifted south to a mouth defined by full sensuous lips. I stared as his tongue peeked out and ran across his lower lip, slowly, teasingly. I swallowed and lifted my eyes north again to safer ground.  Chiseled face emphasized by high cheekbones wasn’t exactly what I’d call safe either. Then I noticed his dark hair was thick and curled softly around the nape of his neck.  This odd urge overcame me and I had to grip down hard on my pad and pen, for I wanted to brush aside an unruly curl that fell across his forehead.
   F****ing gorgeous. What the hell Lex? Get your mind on the game here!

  I heard someone clear his throat so I nodded and moved along to the next customer. By the time I finished, I was sweating profusely. 
   JC, he put the spell on me! Dayam, he sure had some kind of mojo working there.

  I practically threw my order at the bartender and dashed to the restroom.  Grabbing a handful of paper towels, I jammed them into my armpits and dabbed up the unhealthy level of moisture that had formed there.  Who the hell was I kidding?  That wasn’t moisture.  That was pure T flood waters gushing out of my pores. 

  S***helldamn! How the hell am I gonna wait on him now?

  I tossed the towels into the trash, washed my hands, dried them and ran back to the bar to collect the tray of drinks. It was ginormous.  Joe, Sam or any of my runners were nowhere to be found, so I hefted up the tray and headed to my table.I watched Smoky Eyes as I approached and I could feel his eyes as he was downright staring at me.  I set the tray down carefully and then started handing everyone their drinks.  When I got to him, he took the drink from my hand, briefly touching me with his pinky.  I shivered.

  What the hell Lex? It was his damn pinky! Get a grip for Christ’s sake.

  My hand was shaking as I reached for the next glass and I knew he saw it. I could feel the heat of his eyes as they bore into me as I moved along the table.  When I finished, Joe and Sam made an appearance with their drinks and then it was time to take their appetizer orders.

  I reviewed the specials again, my voice shaking with nervous tension. 

  “Does anyone have any questions?” I asked.

  “I do,” Smoky Eyes said. He grinned at me, and of course, a perfect set of teeth, minus a slight chip on his left front tooth, accompanied the rest of his perfect self.

  “Yes?” I countered, as I swallowed around the thickness that had formed in my throat.

  “Can you tell me about the oysters?” he purred.

  “Um,” I swallowed again, “since it’s July, our oysters are pretty much nonexistent.  We do offer some fried ones, but honestly, I don’t recommend them because they’ve been frozen.”

  “I see.  Then what exactly do you recommend?”  His voice was like butter being spread over warm bread.  Smooth, rich and creamy.

  “Er, well, our grits cake with tasso gravy is our trademark appetizer.  It’s excellent. Our uptown eggrolls are also very tasty.”

  “Hmm. They both sound delicious. I think I’ll try the grits cake please.”

  “Excellent choice.”  I moved around the table and completed the order on my end.  I found myself on a mad dash to the kitchen, tossing my order at the chef and heading for the restroom again. At this rate, all the paper towels would be gone in an hour.  Thank heavens my runner was around to deliver the appetizers.  I followed him to make sure each dish was delivered to the correct person and checked to see if everyone was pleased with their order.  Smoky Eyes was purring with delight so I’d made a good call on the grits cake for him.

  I took everyone’s dinner order and it went fine…except for you know who.  He had a ton of questions, of course. The corners of his mouth would lift a bit so I knew he recognized the effect he had on me. I was getting annoyed already…not so much with him, but with myself.  How could my own body betray me so badly? Ugh!

  “Tell me

  “It’s Alexia.”

  “Of course. Forgive me.  Tell me Alexia.  Is the wahoo moist and tender?”

  “Yes. It’s fresh off the boat today.  It’s pan seared and finished off in the oven. It’s quite delicious.”

  “Is it juicy? It’s not too fishy is it?”

  “No, it’s a very mild white fish.  Not too dense and yes, it’s juicy.  Not dry at all.” I grinned.

  Someone at the table said, “Just order the damn fish already Pearce.  It’s only a meal for Christ’s sake.”

  “True, but it’s an important meal, isn’t is Alexia?”

  I raised a brow and said, “I wouldn’t know.  But, I don’t think the fish will disappoint you.”

  He said under his breath, but loud enough for me to hear, “It’s not the fish I’m concerned about.  Yes, then I’ll try the wahoo.”

  Thank all the gods in all heavens everywhere.  Smoky Eyes has made a decision.  Hallelujah!

  The entire table clapped for him and I snorted.

  He gave me a look that sent shivers up my spine.  I moved along and finished taking the rest of the orders.

  The rest of their meal went along very nicely.  I remained off the radar except for the few drink orders I had to take and dessert time.    Smoky Eyes ordered a very expensive port and followed every move of mine with his eyes.  Damn, he was sexy.  By the time they all stood up to leave, it was nine thirty.  I was ready for them to get the show on the road.  The restaurant was nearly empty.  I was thinking about heading down the street for a few drinks afterward. 

  They all headed towards the door when Smoky Eyes brushed up against me.  He grabbed my hand and thanked me for my excellent service and patience with him.  Then he pushed a wad of bills in my hand and walked out. This was a tip beyond what had already been left with the payment.

  I headed back to the restroom and unfolded the wad and saw it was two one hundred dollar bills and his business card.  Smoky Eyes had a name.  I looked closely at the card.  He was a trauma surgeon at the Medical University and his name was H. Pearce Middleton.  On the back of the card he’d written a note:

Please call me.  I’d love to take you to dinner sometime. PM



  Hmm. Middleton was an old Charleston name.  I wondered if he was one of those Middleton’s.  If so, he’d been toying with me big time.  A Charleston Middleton would know what wahoo was and would also know oysters were out of season in July. In any case, it didn’t matter, because I would never call him.  He didn’t need to get involved with me. I was a mess and he was a totally cool, put together guy that was hotter than sin and probably smarter than hell.  What in the world would he do with a strung out slut that partied too hard and ended up in bed with two guys at once that she didn’t even know?  Besides, I wasn’t ready to date anyone. Probably wouldn’t ever be ready to date anyone. 

Cover Reveal REDEMPTION…by H.D. Gordon

This is it…what all of you Alexa Montgomery fans have been waiting for. The final installment in the Alexa Montgomery Saga…REDEMPTION! Well, not quite yet, but I do have a peek at the amazing cover for it! So here it is… SQUEE! 

Isn’t it amazing? And I’m sure the book will be every bit as amazing as the cover!
So here’s a bit of information about REDEMPTION…just to tease you!

REDEMPTION


The final test is here. The war is no longer a worry of tomorrow, but a reality of today. Turning back is no longer an option. Maybe it never was. It is time for Alexa Montgomery to look fate in the eyes. Death waits there for certain. The only question is… for who?
Title: Redemption (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #4)
Author: H.D. Gordon
Publisher: ShareAread 
Release Date: December 21, 2012
Formats:  E-book
Goodreads TBR: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16120595-redemption 
Cover Artist: Regina Wamba

Dark Waltz Tour Hosted by Making Connections

The Dark Waltz Tour, sponsored by Making Connections! 

The following are the list of blogs that will be participating.  Please stop by and check them out over the next ten days. 


11 – Shelly Greninger – A House of A La Mode Review&Giveaway

12 – Terri - My Book Boyfriend              

13 – Laurynne Meyer–Coffee, Books and Lipgloss   Review/Excerpt/Giveaway

14 – Midu – Passionate Book Divas  
15 – Alana – Dark Obsession Chronicles         
16 –  Sheri – Making Connections                                 
17 –  Misty Provencher, Author-           Teaser
18 –   Tana -Some of My Favorite Books Review and interview                                                                        (Review)20 –      Jen Smith - Random Jen                                                                  (review & interview) 
    




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Love and Skate by Lila Felix Tour

Love and Skate by Lila Felix–Review and Excerpt

I’m so excited to have Lila Felix back today with her book Love and Skate. Not only is she an amazing author, but she’s as sweet as all of the main characters in the books that she writes. And I’m not just saying that…it’s really true! This is one of her tour stops and I’m proud to be a part of it. As part of her tour, I’m doing a review and then I’ll be giving you an excerpt of this awesome book.

Review

Well, what can I say except that Lila’s done it again. When I first looked at this cover I wondered where in the world this book was going to take me. The character on the front didn’t come close to looking like one of Lila’s normal MC’s…in other words, not squeaky clean. Blue/pink hair, tats and piercings! WTH? I was prepared for anything but Nellie and Owen. Boy was I surprised. What I got was a blend of emotions, guts, glory and innocence. This was a fabulous story. As is my usual way, I’m not going to go into detail on what this book is about…you can read the description and figure it out. I will say this: the writing is great, the love story is perfect and the characters are so real that by the time I finished reading, I felt like I’d known them forever. I loved this story from beginning to end and if YA/new adult love that’s sweet and innocent is your thing, then you’ll love Nellie and Owen too!  I give this book 5 heart-stopping stars.


And now…here’s the Excerpt!

“Who’s going to beg, me or you?” She looked up at me playing along.

“We’ll take turns.”

I reached down, lifted her up, pinned her against the wall and like a well-oiled machine she wrapped her killer legs around me. Before we even got started, we both turned our heads towards the front door, we heard Amber coming in. I quickly carried her the few steps into her bedroom and shut the door behind us and re-pinned her to another wall. Our mouths met in a fury and when I heard her whimper in pleasure and tighten her legs around me I pulled back suddenly.

“Beg me.” I mouthed to her as she tried to pull me back down to her.

“Please Owen,” she breathed more than said and it was exactly what I needed to hear.

We continued until we got to that ever present stopping point and I reluctantly tried to set her down but she claimed that her legs weren’t working. I laughed and put her on the bed instead and went to take a shower, ice cold please. 

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So, if that fired you up just a little bit, why don’t you click right here and grab your copy today! You will not be disappointed.