Cover Reveal Party I Woof You From the Bottom of my Heart

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Without further ado, we present to you, the cover for “I Woof You from the Bottom of my Heart”:

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Title: I Woof You From the Bottom of my Heart

Author: Kathy Vassilakis

Genre: Children’s Book

The idea to write this book came from my daughter and my dog. This book was written to show children how special a bond and friendship they can have with their dog. Dog’s are wonderful pets and love us unconditionally. They will protect and love us no matter what. Children deserve to learn that at a very young age and grow to love all animals. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character

Author Bio

Personal Biography of Kathy Vassilakis

Kathy Vassilakis used to work in the corporate world. She majored in accounting from Brooklyn College and followed her dream to work in corporate accounting for 15 years until she became a mom.

Being a mom was her dream all along and she left accounting to raise her beautiful daughter Sophia. She’s been writing stories for her daughter for quiet some time and decided to write her first children’s book of many to come I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart.

The idea to write this book came from my daughter and my dog. This book was written to show children how special a bond and friendship they can have with their dog. Dog’s are wonderful pets and love us unconditionally. They will protect and love us no matter what. Children deserve to learn that at a very young age and grow to love all animals. Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character.

Growing Up

I grew up in Brooklyn NY. I was the second child out of two. I have one sister named Joanne and always had animals. We had many dogs throughout my childhood from Pomeranians to Chows. I also had ducks, roosters, chickens, bunnies and many more animals. I was and still am a huge animal lover.

My love of books started when my mother used to read wonderful stories to my sister and me every night. She always tried to teach us both languages Greek and English. My parents were born and raised in Greece so Greek was their first language. Most of the stories she read to us were in Greek but that started my love for reading and writing. I learned both languages and am now fluent in writing and reading Greek which I am very proud of.

Family

I’ve been married now for five years and have one beautiful daughter. My daughter Sophia is 17 months old and she is my whole world. I also have a Japanese Chin named Bella. My husband, Greg, has always supported and believed in me, and my family will always be my inspiration.

Creating I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart

I have spent twenty years writing stories and brainstorming ideas for children’s books with my family. I came up with the characters Sophia and Bella after my own family. I was inspired by my daughter and the relationship she has with Bella and created I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart to teach children ho special a bond they can have with their dogs.

Compassion for animals is greatly connected to goodness of character this is the motto of the book. All animals deserve to be loved, respected, and treated right.

After a lot of hard work and many sleepless nights, I was finally able to publish my first book: I Woof You From The Bottom Of My Heart. To me, finally seeing my book in print and being able to share it with the public has made all the late nights and long hours worthwhile.

Links

Website- http://www.kathyvassilakis.wix.com/iwoofyou

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/IWoofYouFromTheBottomOfMyHeart

Twitter- https://twitter.com/Vassilakis0515

Amazon- http://amzn.com/1500576085

Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-woof-you-from-the-bottom-of-my-heart-kathy-vassilakis/1120334279?ean=9781500576080

Reader’s Favorite review- https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/36144

Book Review The Enemy Within

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enemyfrontTitle: The Enemy Within

Author: Lucy Varna

Genre: Romance (Paranormal/Suspense)

Rating: A

Purchase: Amazon

After fourteen years, Indigo Dupree returns to Tellowee, Georgia, to face the past she left behind. She’s tried of running, tired of hiding, and wants nothing more than to help her mother through the final days of her pregnancy. What she doesn’t want is to become romantically entangled, not even to the sinfully handsome Bobby Upton, whose kiss sent her fleeing a decade and a half before.

Bobby is the son of the Blade and a ruthless warrior in his own right. At sixteen, the age of manhood among the People, he tried to claim the woman he loved and failed, and spent the next decade hacking his way through Uncle Sam’s enemies. Now a successful businessman, he’s given the task of tracking down the People’s enemies, including India Furia, the twin sister of his heart’s only love.

Duty demands that Indigo atone for the sins of her sister by helping to bring her in. India has other ideas, ones that draw Indigo and Bobby into a deadly game involving the Prophecy of Light, forcing Indigo to choose between her duty and her heart.

It’s always tough to start a series later throughout the series, but I didn’t have a hard time catching up to the characters of this particular series. Indigo and Bobby, our main characters, share great chemistry. We learn a lot about their past, and about who they are, and their connection. There are some funny moments throughout the book, but mostly it’s a suspenseful ride from start to end.

India, the supposed villain, causes a lot of conflict, and does so in a good way. She’s a three-dimensional character, with inner conflict as well as conflict with others. I enjoyed learning more about her, and about how she was connected to Indigo and Bobby.

The book is definitely adults only material though. There were some hot scenes, if you know what I mean. And they were written well, always a difficult feat.

I enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to fans of paranormal romance with strong heroines.

Book Review Winterkill

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Author: P.H. Turner

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Rating: A

Purchase: Amazon

A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder…and lust.

Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to report for the local station. But leaving behind the coverage of the gangland murders of San Antonio only lands her smack in the middle of the ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened by the  freak behind the bizarre murders, Sawyer plunges into her investigation, reaping the attentions of two local ranchers.

Local rancher, Jake Spooner, tangles with a tug of war relationship with Sawyer. Tormented between his smoldering desire for Sawyer and his wish to keep her safe, their passion flames in a mountain snow storm.

Sawyer Cahill returns to her home town in Cheyennne, Wyoming to report about ritualistic animal multilations that have been going on in town. But before long, Sawyer becomes the target of the freak responsibile for the murders. But local rancher, Jake Spooner, wants to find out who’s behind the animal mutilations as well, and at first Jake and Sawyer appear to be opposites. They have instant chemistry, but neither of them is willing to give. But the more the story moves on, the more they grow closer, and Jake tries to keep Sawyer safe.

The book offers plenty of romance and suspense, and the characters have great chemistry, but even more than that, they share a connection. I liked the romance part, but the suspense part was my favorite. While we know early on who is behind the animal mutilations, that doesn’t make this person any less creepy, and I enjoyed seeing Sawyer and Jake coming closer to revealing the truth.

Writing was okay too, decent overall, and stellar here and there. Loved the characters, and would recommend to people who like suspense with a dash of romance.

 

Book Excerpt from The Legacy Series

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Book Excerpt

Two hours later, Savannah was in one of Shelby’s guest rooms resting and Shelby, Greyson, Queenie, Sarah, Cassidy and Grace were all waiting in Shelby’s living room to talk to the family doctor after he examined her.

“Savannah is going through heroine withdrawal. Heroin is highly addictive and withdrawal extremely painful. The drug quickly breaks down the immune system, finally leaving one sickly, extremely thin and bony person.   From what she just told me, Savannah had been using drugs for years and just recently started to use heroine in the last few years. I don’t think that Savannah knows when her addiction became this bad. Buying heroin on the street, the person never knows the actual strength of the drug in that particular packet. Thus, users are constantly at risk of an overdose.”

“Oh my poor baby,” Sarah said from the corner sitting in a wingback chair with Mr. Brownstone by her side consoling her.

“Whatever may be going on in Savannah’s life, right now she needs intensive treatment and a resolution to any issues that may hinder her recovery,” the doctor said.

The tension in the room could be cut with a knife. No one knew what to do or say. How had they all missed this?

“This is all my fault,” Sarah said.

“Yes! It is your fault!” Grace said from across the room. “I should never have left my child in the care of you and Jackson. Look at Cassidy; if I had raised Shelby, there is no way that she would have turned out like this,” she finished.

“Now you wait just a minute” Queenie said. Queenie was known for not caring very much for Sarah but she was also fiercely protective of family and if Sarah could put up with Jackson all these years, she was family. “Perhaps if you had kept your legs closed to other people’s husbands you would not share a child with my son. Besides from what I understand, your daughter is no angel; she had an abortion a while back to cover up that she was, like you, fucking more than one dick at a time, but I digress,” she finished.

“CRAP!” Cassidy said.

“Oh God,” Shelby said. Grace spun around to look at her daughter.

“CASSIDY!” she said yelling at her. “Is that true? Have you disgraced yourself in such a way?” Cassidy was staring at her mother with her mouth open unsure what to do or say.

“I would not think that you could really judge what disgraceful is, Grace. I remind you again; you slept with my son while you and he were married to different people. So I am going to need you to take your righteous indignation to the corner and have a time out,” Queenie said to Grace.

About The Book Set

Legacy Series CoverTitle: The Legacy Series

Author: Leila Lacey

Genre : Multicultural, Contemporary Romance

Shelby Beasley is a smart, kind, and curvy woman. With bad family relationships and low self-esteem. She is the oldest daughter in the Beasley family. One of the richest most prominent families in the south. Her mother is over critical of her and her sister and brother, well they pretend she doesn’t exist. The only two people Shelby has are her father and her grandmother Queenie.

Logan Chandler is an ex-con from the other side of the tracks. Having made his share of stupid mistakes as a kid; he finally knows what he wants out of life and is trying to go after it. He is close to his family. He had a young daughter who was a product of another one of his mistakes, his mother and his twin brother Lance who is best friends with Shelby Beasley.

Logan hates rich people, he feels they use their money and power to break laws and keep poor people down and never suffer any consequences. Shelby is and has always been the exception to that. She was the one and only person he could think of that he actually liked that was wealthy. When Shelby needs his brothers help and Logan has to step in it starts a journey of discovery, heartbreak and love. Can Shelby discover her true power and stand up for herself and love the wonderful woman she is? Can Logan put all his demons aside and share in the love and acceptance Shelby has to give? Or will the Legacy of being a Beasley keep them apart?

BONUS: Sample of “A Broken Belle” to be released in March 2015

Author Bio

IMG_0328Leila Lacey is a romance author living in Michigan. With 3 Amazon Best Selling Books. Her unique, yet titillating, genre blurs the lines between romance, interracial love and erotica. Now in her late 30’s, Leila has been passionate about writing since age 10. She can often be found traveling the world, enjoying water sports, listening to jazz music or volunteering at Vista Maria, a local youth program for young women. Leila, above all else, loves her friends and family. It is with their support that she is able to create magical scenes of true human intimacy on every page. Follow Leila Lacey on her endeavor to be America’s next New York Time’s Bestselling Author!

Links

Website: www.leilalaceyromance.com

Book Links: The Legacy Series Complete Set

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MWJ7CU8

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MWJ7CU8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

CAN: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MWJ7CU8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

MX: http://www.amazon.com.mx/gp/product/B00MWJ7CU8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 

Changing blogs

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We used to have a blog over at Endazzled Reading, but now we moved here, to Bedazzled Reading. We hope you join us here and enjoy reading our reviews, interviews, and so on.

Book Tours: Promo for First Experience & Weekend Experience

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We’re hosting a promo today for the erotic romance novels “First Experience” and “Weekend Experience”. We hope you enjoy it!

About The Books

First Experience

Cover First SMALL 140821Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

FIRST EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Sam meets Kelly, a beautiful but troubled woman half his age, leading to a ‘first experience’ exploring the surreal world their fantasies.  Sam realizes that he desires more than a play partner.  And Kelly knows that she needs more than a lover:  Someone to whom she can expose her inner soul; someone whose values transcend the ordinary; someone who will fulfill her own dark fantasy world.

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences:  Book 2 is 111,000 word, 17 chapters, 374 print pages

Acclaim from reviewers:

“Erotic, sexy, imaginative, and descriptive”

“The dialog in this book is top notch”

“Origins of a Fetish is well written, fast paced, and a true page turner”

“After reading Origins of a Fetish, I truly wanted more”

“An extremely sexy novel that is filled with substance”

“Will leave you questioning your own beliefs on sex”

WARNING!

This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish.  The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series.  ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.

Weekend Experience

49abee_b9add4d56f2945828a42ebba1ebc7f1a.jpg_srz_p_231_323_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzBeyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Sam and Kelly have role-played some of their most intimate fantasies in an atmosphere of openness and trust.  Now, Sam wants to share with Kelly new kinks, fetishes and sensual pleasures.  Kelly is more than a willing participant:  She is the mirror by which Sam sees that his openness and submission is as important as Kelly’s.  A visit by her friends leads to new fantasies for both of them.

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences:  Book 3 is 101,000 words, 17 chapters, 336 print pages

Acclaim from reviewers:

“Erotic, sexy, imaginative, and descriptive”

“The dialog in this book is top notch”

“Origins of a Fetish is well written, fast paced, and a true page turner”

“After reading Origins of a Fetish, I truly wanted more”

“An extremely sexy novel that is filled with substance”

“Will leave you questioning your own beliefs on sex”

WARNING!

This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish.  The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series.  ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.

 

About The Author

SimoneFace Small 140811An adventuress and traveler, Simone is a sensual being who loves to read stories that excite her.  She takes exception to authors who promote their works as ‘dirty’, ‘filthy’, or ‘smutty’:  She believes that sex is wonderful in all of its incarnations, and doesn’t shy away from graphic descriptions of realistic sexual experiences, no matter how messy.  Her writing is mainly in the ‘literary realism’ style – i.e., it is wild (even outrageous) … but could really happen to you!  She values openness in relationships, and demonstrates this through her characters.

Prior to becoming an author, Simone was a nurse.  One of her pet peeves is reading erotica that gets simple anatomy wrong!  She is continually bewildered by women who haven’t explored their own bodies.  Another pet peeve is the mostly hung-up Victorian society prevalent in the U.S. and U.K., and she tries to do her part to change that by introducing people to new sexual and sensual experiences through her erotic writing.  The activities in Simone’s books are quite realistic, as she has participated in most of these in ‘real life’, as surreal as it may seem.

Simone is currently completing the Experiences series, which will run an estimated 1,000,000 words!  That is why she refers to it as an ‘epic’ romance, although each volume is intended to stand on its own, with a ‘happy for now’ ending.  Experiences combines literary style and philosophical discussion by the characters with graphic portrayal of sex in all of its kinks and fetishes.  You may not like all of the things Simone’s characters do … but neither do they.  Their exploration of new experiences will hopefully motivate some readers to explore their own sexuality to a greater extent.

Simone loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.   In fact, she hopes you will feel ‘free’ sexually and spiritually, as well.  Please follow her on social media and her blog.  On her website, you may interact directly with the main characters in her books, including asking them questions in order to understand their perspectives in more depth.

You can sign up to her mailing list to learn about new releases, and take advantage of promotions.  All readers on the mailing list will be sent an excerpt from each of her next novels, prior to publication.

You can contact Simone at sf@simonefreier.com

Visit Simone’s website:  http://simonefreier.com

Friend Simone on her Facebook page:  http://facebook.com/SimoneFreierAuthor

Or, tweet Simone at:  http://twitter.com/simonefreier

Links

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The Experience series on Kindle.