Cover Reveal: Roman’s Redemption by Kimber S. Dawn

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I once told you “Every sin I commit, every life I end, every soul I purchase, I do so to watch in gratifying amusement as it fades out. I’ve taken these lives with whole and complete intentions of watching my sins and transgressions affect and alter the life of others.”

I’m afraid those words no longer hold even a thread of truth.

The man you once knew is now nothing more than a ghost.

The blood staining my hands is no longer a consequence of my amusement.

I have become pure evil. The blood you see is the result of my visceral need to hinder the torment and desolation left in my wife’s wake.

If you are foolish enough to believe all men are worthy of redemption, even those of us born evil, take my hand and allow me to show you what I believe about Redemption.

For this is, after all Roman’s Redemption.

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About the Author

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Kimber S Dawn

I was born and raised in Louisiana… and No, I do NOT live in a bayou, I actually see the beaches on the gulf coast more than I see a bayou, lol. I started writing poems and short stories very early in my life. You know, for the Michael’s and Leo’s and Nick’s in my life. I’ve been a book hoarder since I was eleven years old, but then a couple years ago something wonderful happened! The 50 Shades of Grey craze brought to life my inner smut whore and I commenced to read anything and everything smut affiliated. When reading wasn’t enough anymore and I noticed that so many of the authors of my favorite indie authors and their books weren’t getting the exposure their work deserved, I turned it into a mission, starting my own blog, buying their books and reading them one by one. I then wrote my reviews for my blog and didn’t hold back in writing them (Hell yeah those motherfuckers are profanity laden). I’ve never done a single thing in my life halfway. I always go all in. After the success of my Blog, and the insistence of one of my bestest friends, my sister from another mister, Trina Taylor of Bad & Dirty Books, I was ready to finally take the plunge and see if I could write a book that was worth a damn. I’m a Southern girl to my core, a self-proclaimed smut whore, and I keep hearing that I’m an author, but honestly… I don’t believe the rumors, lol. I don’t feel like a kickass bitch spittin’ out lyrics, or stories, like a motherfuckin’ rockstar.
Tattooed across my ribs are the words I have always lived by: ‘Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi.’ Latin for: If I cannot find a way, I will make my own.

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Cover Reveal: The Truth by Katrina Alba

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COMING March 9th!

The Truth — Synopsis

A midnight kiss with a stranger at a New Year’s Eve party started the whirlwind romance.
Five years later, Alyssa and Grant Kennedy have the perfect marriage. Alyssa is a doctor while Grant is an accountant for his family’s business. They live in a gorgeous mini-mansion with a white picket fence and are about to start a family.
Things couldn’t be better, could they?

Unfortunately, things aren’t always what they seem.
We live in a world filled with lies.
Some lies are to make people feel good.
Some lies are to make ourselves look better.
Some lies are unforgivable and some lies get people killed.
What is the biggest lie you’ve ever told?

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Kane’s Favorite Things Week of 1/12/15

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Kicking off the New Year with a new weekly post: Kane’s Favorite Things.

I scour the internet, looking for my favorite things and bring them all to you right here. We will start with six categories, but if you want to see more, or if you have something you want me to check out for an existing category, just send me a message 🙂

Music:
This one goes to my girl Meghan Trainor! Sony Music released her debut studio album, Title, on January 9. That Bass Tour starts in February and I can’t wait to see her in concert!

Movies:
Hands down, this one goes to American Sniper. This movie is the single most important MUST SEE for 2015. Chris Kyle is the embodiment of a true American hero. Not a dry eye in the theater.

Books:
Rescue Me by Kathy Coopmans hit eStore shelves today. I power read it and recommend you do too. It’s raw and gripping. Definitely a must-read. I will be sharing my full review on Wicked Women Book Blog later this week.

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Okay, this one’s probably going to get me in some trouble, but it was too funny to pass up. See, I’m from the Great State of Texas, but I have no love for The Cowboys. I do love the Packers though, and last night’s game was pretty awesome…for The Packers 😉 Anyway, I know technically it wasn’t Romo’s fault this time, but you can usually trace every goof back to him, so I gotta say this meme wins the internet today 🙂

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“Girl Bye” is my must have shirt of the year! I’ve been hooked on The Real Housewives of Atlanta from day one, and Nene is my absolute favorite. At least once a day, you will hear me say something Nene says and it’s usually this or “The Thirst is Real.” Her “Nene’ism” shop is here, but she also has a clothing line out with HSN that has some gorgeous, and classy, pieces in it. I’ve already ordered the faux leather leggings and the blanket cardigan in ivory.

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Adorable:
How can anyone NOT find this video of a wiener dog learning a new trick adorable?? Come on! It’s a wiener puppy! And he’s ringing a bell!!!!

Freebie and a Sale!!! Christmas with Mason and Amy

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You asked for it, and now you’ve got it! Mended Dreams is not only live, but it’s totally FREE for the next three days! It’s not a stand alone though, so for the next three days, the book that started it all is on sale for only $1.99! Grab your copies now! And spread the word!

Asa is up to his old tricks again, and David is in on the shenanigans too!! Grab Mended Dreams and find out how Mason and Amy celebrate their first holiday season together!

Christmas SaleBuy Links
Shattered Dreams
Mended Dreams

Penned Con 2014 Wrap Up

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10425867_326353917547000_2832998122973676364_nIt was my very first signing as an author, and more fun than I could have imagined!!! So many great things happened during this event, I could fill PAGES and still not be able to tell you everything.

Before I share my wrap up, there are a few people I want to acknowledge.

Dawn Pendleton offered me half of her table before she’d even read a single word of my dusty manuscript. The amount of faith this amazing woman had in me is STILL humbling and inspiring. When she told me she wasn’t going to be able to make it, my heart broke a little bit. The thing I looked forward to most was finally being able to give her a hug (and a copy of the book that FINALLY got published!) I kept the little sign with our names on it. It’s been tacked to my inspiration board, where it will stay forever and always.

Faith Goddard is the cover model for Shattered Dreams. Without her, my book couldn’t have been “mine.” We spent hours out in hot, grass hopper infested fields, twisting, turning, falling and laughing until we finally stumbled on that perfect shot. She has been one of my dearest and most cherished friends. Seeing her there, with the book we worked so hard to finish, will be a memory I carry with me always.

Susan Garwood. My Momma Bear. Shattered Dreams COULD NOT have happened without this amazing woman. She took a BIG CHANCE on me. She read my book when it was just scraps of paper. She suffered through my hissy fits and temper tantrums, hours of writes and rewrites, and she held my hand when I finally took the leap. She has been my biggest fan from the very start and there will never be a word I pen that she hasn’t guided.

The Man and The Hooligans ❤ None of anything would have been possible without their love and support. Penned Con was the very first time in 13 years I went ANYWHERE without them. It was hard at first. I wanted them there. But coming home in the middle of the night, seeing them all standing outside waiting for me… I will keep that memory in my heart forever.

And finally, Jennifer. A dear and true friend who cheered me on from the very start! Her’s were the first pair of eyes to see the actual, PRINTED novel in live and living color! She may never know how much her support means to me.

And now, for the Wrap Up! I made a video with as many pictures as I could manage. I was such a nervous wreck, most times I forgot how to spell my own name! I didn’t get a whole lot of pictures because I was just too shy to ask. Tara Sivec PEOPLE!! I was an author at signing WITH Tara Sivec!! And Jasinda Wilder. And Abby Glines. AND AMALIE SILVER!!! OMG! The list goes on! I was in a room full of amazingly talented authors, and I could barely manage to make eye contact I was so nervous!

So, here is my video 🙂 I hope you enjoy! Thank you Rick and Amy Miles, Red Coat PR, and all the amazing people that put this event together! You guys ROCK!!!

Playing Catch Up Before NaNoWriMo

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It’s one of my favorite times of year. NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. For the writer, it’s pretty much the equivalent of March Madness. So much energy and excitement, a group of people with a common interest band together to support and encourage each other… It just doesn’t get much better than that.

So, what is NaNoWriMo? 
“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.”

Why am I excited???? 
The enthusiasm! The support! The camaraderie! Attending write-ins and making new friends. Learning new approaches, polishing old ones, the list goes on. But one of the things I love most about NaNoWriMo is the accountability. Over 300,000 people became novelists last November. My NaNo Buddies (and there were a lot of them!!) kept me on time and on target throughout the month. Every night, we’d report our word counts to each other, and when one (or more) of us fell short, we chatted into the wee hours of the morning trying to figure out why. Sometimes it was a plot mix up, other times it was just good old fashion writer’s block.There were even a few occasions early in the month that some of us just “didn’t feel like writing.” But having that accountability, knowing that we were going to be reporting in each night, gave us all that little extra boost we needed to commit the time to writing.

My Goals this NaNoWriMo:
I am allllmmmooossst finished with Shattered Lies, so publishing that is first on my NaNoWriMo 2014 list. I have also had a Para series jumping around in my head for quite some time now. There are two or three legal pads stashed away somewhere with notes and quotes on it for that. The plan is to have the entire series plotted out and the rough draft for the first installment finished by November 30th.

We are just a few days away from kick off and I have a laundry list of things to finish before than. Momma Bear says my “social media presence needs some work.” That is just her fancy way of saying “Get Your Butt in Gear!” I haven’t posted a review in a good long while. My GoodReads account looks like I’ve never read a book and my Twitter account looks like I wouldn’t know a Tweet if it jumped up and bit me on the butt. (That last part is actually true. I have NO idea what a Tweet is or how to do it. But I’m gonna learn!!!) And please! Let’s not get Momma Bear started on my Facebook page…. I’m pretty sure she’s going to start spanking me soon. So, for the next few days, I am going to catch up on all of my reviews, update the GoodReads page and figure out how to Tweet. My Penned Con 2014 wrap up post is loooong overdue, so I’ll be getting that posted too. Also, keep an eye out for the Shattered Dreams book trailer which will be out in just a few days. And because so many asked for it, Mason and Amy ARE getting a second book that will be out on December 1st. It’s a Christmas Novella that is sitting in my editor’s hands as we speak. Around 20k words with a gorgeous cover I can’t wait to share. We’ll also be doing a cover reveal tour for Shattered Lies (also a gorgeous cover!!!) so keep an eye out for the sign up link.

Interested in Participating in NaNoWriMo 2014? Here are some helpful links to get you started:

NaNoWriMo.Org
NaNoPrep
Word Count Helpers

And make sure to add me as your NaNo Buddy by clicking HERE.

And finally….a song 🙂

One of my favorites ❤

P.S. We will be working on the website and blog as well, so make sure you check them both to see all the neat new stuff going up 🙂

Review: Inferno SKALS Book 4 by Adriana Noir

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It’s 2:50 in the morning. I got this book 8 hours ago. I am sitting on the floor in my kitchen with a box of Kleenex and an empty bottle of Chianti. Both were full when I started this book, neither were strong enough to see me through it’s pages without ripping my heart out and feeding it to me.

This is the last installment in the SKALS series. This review is probably the hardest I will ever write. It’s an ending. A last goodbye to a series that has literally changed my perspective on a great many things.

When Sebastian flashed his badge and demanded my attention in Sinister Kisses, I wanted to hate him. I tried to hate him. And Taylor…she knocked the women’s lib movement back a hundred years. But as I turned the last page of Inferno, I realized that this author has achieved the impossible. She gave the most cynical, jaded reader on the planet a series that made her FEEL. From the first page of the first book to the last page of the last book, I felt every single word. I laughed, I cried, I freaked out, I got scared, nervous, anxious. I got mad.

I fell in love with a character whose very nature was abhorrent to me.

I have NEVER, in all my extensive years of reading, connected with characters like this before. Watching Sebastian and Taylor grow together was like watching the spark of a match slowly becoming a beautiful, raging fire.

Inferno far surpassed any expectations I may have had. It ended in a way that was so far from predictable that when I shut off my Kindle, I realized it is as it should be. This was by far the most gripping, emotional and painful book in the series. I’m not an hour out of reading it and I am already feeling the full effects of what is sure to be THE biggest book hangover I will ever experience.

There aren’t enough words in the English language to convey all of my thoughts on this book, and, indeed the series. I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and experience it for yourself.

I don’t know what Adri has in store next, but I can’t wait to find out xoxo