Tuesday Tales - KEY ~ Where #Authors #Write to a #Prompt ~ #TT1



 
Welcome to Tuesday ... Welcome to Tuesday Tales ...

This is the start of the second book in the Fermosa Bay series. It’s Ethan’s story – I’m jumping ahead again a little. Apologies if that causes any confusion.

Today's prompt is: KEY

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Addy locked her car and grabbed the mail from the letter-box before heading towards the door. When her phone buzzed, she juggled the mail, the phone, and her keys as she answered.
Recognising the number, she answered the phone. “Hi mum.”
“Hello darling. How are you?”
Addy smiled. She missed her mother and was looking forward to her visit over the weekend. As much as she loved living in Fermosa Bay, being away from her parents was hard to get used to. Although she reminded herself that at mid-twenty she shouldn’t fret so much for being away from her parents, she liked to think that it was because of their great relationship. After all, she was the only child. Her mother was unable to have more children after complications during her birth.
“I’m doing well. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday night.”
Her mother let out a small sigh. “Not happy?”
The question took her by surprise. Yes, she was happy in Fermosa. Of course, she didn’t expect to make half a dozen of friends over night, but she missed a bit of company. Images of Ethan popped into her mind, and she smiled. She’d seen him a couple of times when picking up his son, but unfortunately her mind had gone blank every time when he was close, with a stupid smile all she was able to come up with. She hadn’t broken up all hope, however, to have another conversation one day.
It was her time to sigh before she finally answered, “Of course, I’m happy. The children are gorgeous and the other teachers really nice.”
“Making friends?”
“Mu-um. That doesn’t happen overnight, but yes, I’ve been out with some girls and will start going to a book club next week.”
“How wonderful.”
“Anyway, mum, I only just got home. Was there anything in particular you want to talk about?” She added with a soft laugh, “‘Cause I haven’t even made it into the house, yet.”
“I’m sorry darling. No, just called for a chit chat. You get inside and I’ll see you on Friday. Can’t wait. Love you, Addison.”
“Love you more, mum.”
Addy hung up and placed her phone into her bag. She was about to insert the key into the door lock when she stopped dead. Standing there motionless, she waited and listened. With goose bumps crawling up her spine, she stared at the door, a flicker of fear rushing through her as she gave the door a little push. Her heart began to beat erratically, pulsing in her throat. Panicking, she rushed back to the car while she retrieved the phone from her bag. Her hand shook as she dialled 000. With her heart still pounding, Addy huddled behind the car as she gave the police all the information.
Experiencing chills down her spine, she let out a long sigh of relief when she finally heard the police siren approaching only a few minutes later. 
 

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"Love Always, Damian" by D.Nichole King ~~Cover Reveal ~~ @dNicholeKing




 
Love Always, Damian by D. Nichole King
(Love Always #2)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: May 26th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
They say time heals all wounds.

What a load of bull. It's been four years, and Kate's voice still echoes in my mind.

Every. Damn. Day. 
I numb her memory when it taunts me. In college, I drown her out with booze and easy lays. I can't do what she asked.

 I can't let her go.
Not even when Lia shows up, freaking ripping what's left of me to shreds. Caring about someone isn't worth the deadness that follows after they're gone. I didn't ask for this. Didn't ask for her.

And I sure as hell didn't plan to miss her when she walked out of my front door.

Now, if I want to keep her, I have to straighten myself out and earn her. I can't screw this up.

Because if I do, I'll lose more than just Lia.

I'll lose my life.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23691093-love-always-damian

Purchase book 1: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Always-Kate-Book-ebook/dp/B00JGWV3WW/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8



AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in Iowa, d. Nichole King writes her stories close to home. There's nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale.

She wrote her first book in junior high and loved every second of it. However, she couldn't bring herself to share her passion with anyone. She packed it away until one day, with the encouragement of her husband, she sat down at the computer and began to type. Now, she can't stop.

When not writing, d. is usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry.

Along with her incredible husband, she lives in small-town Iowa with her four adorable children and their dog, Peaches.

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. A man who never reads lives only one." --George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Author links:
https://twitter.com/dNicholeKing
http://www.dnicholeking.com/
https://www.facebook.com/authordnicholeking?ref=hl
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7762889.D_Nichole_King


 

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#MusicMonday: Falco "Coming Home (Jeanny Part III)"


Snippet Sunday - WIP Little Beginnings 26/04/2014 - #amreading #WIP #mustread


 
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LITTLE BEGINNINGS
 
Jeri lives in Hobart where she owns a gallery. Since her divorce, many years ago, she's finally ready to "be" with a man again. But finding the right one seems to be harder than she thought.
 
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It was about five o’clock when Ely drove by Jeri’s gallery. He went to the back again and knocked at the door.
Nothing.
He knocked again, this time a little harder.
Nothing.
Turning around, he took in that there was still a car in the small drive way and as he was about to head over someone opened the door.
“Well, if it isn’t my carpenter with the magic wand,” Jeri cooed.
Not able to hold back, he smiled, enjoying the sight of her. She looked tired, though, with shadows under her eyes. No wonder, he thought, she must have worn herself out entirely, mopping, cleaning the flooded room, and possibly rescue her exhibits.
He was about to ask how things were going when she said bluntly, “I’m not sure I want you in this building.”
His brows shot up. “Beg yours?”
“You heard me. You and your sexy body are not allowed any further than this door.”
 
 
 
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May I introduce: Kristy Centeno "Keeper of the Innocents" #TeamLimitless @KrissyGirl122

 
 

 
Keeper of the Innocents
by Kristy Centeno 
 
 
 
Book Blurb: 
Demi Redding has used her powers to vanquish demons for years, but when one shows up next door she will be forced to set both her experience and instincts aside to battle a war that has nothing to do with magic, and everything to do with matters of the heart.
As a Keeper of the Innocents, Demi's load as a guardian reduces with only one charge to take on at a time. However, when her new foe proves to be a force she can neither see nor find, she has no choice but to doubt the so-called good intentions of the stranger one door down.
Rhyzel Connor is not your average neighbor by any means. The red specks of color in his green eyes alone sets him apart and his demonic heritage makes him an easy target. Because of who he is he can't afford a mistake that will result in his demise, but the fact that he knows way too much about Demi quickly raises the suspicion veil over him.
There is a mission he must complete, and secrets he must fight hard to keep, but the biggest hardship he must face will be forfeiting his life in order to save Demi's.
 
Genre: YA/Paranormal
Series: Keeper Witches # 2
Length: 276 pages
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC
Date Published: July 6, 2014
 
Short Description:
Demi is a witch on a mission.
Rhyzel is a half demon on the run.
When their worlds collide, Demi must come to terms with the fact that he might not be as dangerous as she thought. Or as innocent as she wants him to be.
 
Book Link:
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Book Trailer:
 
 
Teaser Excerpt:
Everything happened so fast I couldn't even react. Stunned, I just stood there for a moment trying to size up my attacker. Before I even glanced up to look at his face I could tell something was off with him, but because of my nervousness, it was hard to tell for sure. He'd come out of nowhere, and if he intended to kill me, I was easy prey.
"What the hell do you think you're doing?" a deeply masculine voice growled at me. Fortunately, that same voice helped break me out of my stupor. 
I was prepared to see some form of evil glaring down at me, but what I found when I glanced up was definitely not what I was expecting. The handsome stranger staring at me was hot. Not just your average Joe kind of hot. No. This was like the kind of hot that makes a girl want to sin in ways she'd never done before.
His pale skin, tousled, bronze colored hair, and full lips were striking to look at, but his eyes left me completely speechless.
Perfectly round green eyes stared back at me and though they were gorgeous all on their own, it was the few specks of red in his irises that I found beautiful and so unusual. I was left with my mouth hanging open. I'd never seen eyes that color before and no matter how many times my brain yelled at me to look away, I just couldn't. I was drawn to him. To his unique eyes. To the mystery that shrouded him.
"Are you deaf?" the tone of his voice rose a little more.
"No…no. I-I…was just—" My speech was impaired by his handsomeness and I felt stupid. It wasn't like he was the first cute guy I'd ever seen. As a matter of fact, I'd broken up with my boyfriend two months ago and he'd been the cutest guy I'd ever seen. Now that this stranger was standing in front of me, I wasn't so sure anymore. 
 
 

 
About the author:
Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance.
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.
She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When she's not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
~~~~ * ~~~~ Book one is available for free at Amazon ~~~~ * ~~~~
 
 
Book Blurb:
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...
Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn comes from a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls. Their main purpose is to guard those spirits who are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living. Handling supernatural creatures is something which comes naturally to Bryn, however, dealing with people is a whole different story.
As her 18th birthday approaches it's time for her to take on her first assignment. Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.
Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches...
A vendetta he has carried on even after death. As much as he hate's them he must join forces with a keeper witch, in order to stop a century old threat. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge!
 

Get hooked on "Love Will Find You" 22/04/15 #MFRWHook #romance #freebook

 
 Happy "Book Hook" Day
I thought I post a few hooks of "Love Will Find You",
 the first book in the Australian Sports Stars series,
which is currently still free on Amazon.
 
 
  
 
"Love Will Find You" is set in Australia, a small coastal town in
 New South Wales as well as in Melbourne.

 
   
 
I hope you get hooked by this Snippet
 
Blurb:
After his father’s heart attack, Australian Football League player Tyson Gaspaldi takes his parents on holiday to a small place at the New South Wales coast.
One morning, following a surfing session, he comes across a crying woman on the beach. Everything about her intrigues him, and he can’t walk away. She’s not only sexy and humble, but, as he soon finds out, vulnerable as well.
It’s only been a few months since Katie Cassidy lost her sister in a car accident.
Still overwhelmed by the loss, a chance encounter on the beach with an attractive stranger awakens unexpected emotions inside her. She’s instantly drawn to his caring nature, but also his looks.
However, Tyson’s past quickly catches up with them, causing Katie’s childhood demons to return, and the road to romance becomes anything but smooth.
 
 
Today's hook :-)

With one final hiccupping sob, she picked up her jacket from the sand and walked across the dunes towards the parking lot. For the first time since Paige’s death, she experienced a sense of joy. It had only been a couple of minutes that she’d talked to Ty, a stranger, but she liked him. Wiping the last tears from her face, she walked to her car, recalling those chocolate brown eyes beneath his black lashes and the straight line of brow. But it’d been his smile that’d been so contagious. His teeth were even and white, in a nice contrast with his olive skin. Anticipation rushed through her as she contemplated returning the next day. In her mind, she imagined touching his body. He’d looked so damn sexy in his wet suit, unzipped down to just below the navel, revealing a muscular chest and powerful shoulders. She’d certainly been attracted to his tall, athletic physique. And she liked the way his dark, damp hair had started to curl slightly around his face.

Katie walked towards her car across the street when she heard her mother’s voice. “Here you are, love.”

 
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4 Stars:
I really enjoyed this book. The main characters popped off the pages right from the start and the author sprinkled a fun and quirky set of secondary characters throughout.  
 
4 Stars: 
If you’re looking for a character-led romantic read with realistic emotion, then I can definitely recommend Love Will Find You.

Tuesday Tales - #PicturePrompt ~ Where #Authors #Write to a #Prompt ~ #TT1

 

 
 
Welcome to Tuesday ... Welcome to Tuesday Tales
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This is the start of the second book in the Fermosa Bay series. It’s Ethan’s story – let’s get to know Addison, she’s new in town.

Today's prompt is a picture – it’s a scene from earlier in the story. Apologies for hopping around, but a private issue kept me busy last week, and today’s post was a “last minute” effort.

Enjoy - and feel free to leave a comment. And don't forget to click the link below to go back to the main Tuesday Tale site for more stories by very talented authors.


In front of them lay Fermosa Bay as he emerged from the tunnel of trees, the small town nestled along the curving bay where it met the Indian Ocean. Fishing boats went and came from the sheltered harbour. As Ethan drove along, he watched the stormy clouds along the line where the ocean met the sky.
He loved the view. He loved the contrast of the blue ocean meeting the luscious green of the woods. Ahead was the long winding road through gigantic trees leading into Fermosa. It was probably a blessing that Nick was asleep, he usually struggled with travel sickness coming down this route.
The phone buzzed and he pressed the Bluetooth button.
“Ethan speaking.”
“It’s Connor.”
Ethan’s heart sank, not ready yet for the conversation he was about to have. Another quick glance to the back told him that Nick was still asleep. It had been hard telling his son the news about Jack.
“How are you holding up?”
There was a moment of silence before Connor finally said, “Emily’s struggling.”
For the first time in a long time, Ethan wiped away a tear as he turned the corner for another near perfect view over Fermosa.
 

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