Carly Ellen Kramer has a new book for you!


Carly Ellen Kramer has a new book for you!

Available in paperback and Kindle format from Amazon:

How To Bake A Chocolate Soufflé: A Novel (Cherry Harbor Series) (Volume 1)

Author signed copies (no extra charge) are also available from Crowded Earth Kitchen

using the “Buy Now” button below!

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Forget what your English professor told you – life stories are not written in college.

Madeleine LaBlange, Annie Anderson, and Audrey Navarro shared formative years as roommates at Chicago’s Catholic haven for women, the historic Abbott College. If only they could have predicted the collisions between their carefully crafted life plans and the realities they discover beyond campus…

Madeleine harbors dreams of becoming a concert pianist while Dr. Reynold Fenwick, her mercurial graduate school mentor, harbors fantasies of Madeleine. Will pursuing her dreams be worth the cost? Will an evening in Budapest change her life forever?

Annie plans to build a perfect family with her perfect husband in the cutthroat news media industry, until an abrupt tragedy shakes the foundations of her marriage. What happens when she feels pulled between the two men she loves most, her husband and her father?

Audrey leaves her religious, restrictive parents behind and aims for Chicago’s downtown skyline, dating recklessly and staring down each grueling workday one Chicago Dog at a time. Will an island respite lure her away from her corporate future? When she finds herself in the arms of an unexpected lover, will she have the courage to stand up for her own evolving sense of self?

Follow the journeys of these remarkable women, and cheer them on as they navigate life, love, and chocolate soufflé.

Includes over a dozen decadent new recipes from Crowded Earth Kitchen!

Cherry Harbor Series, Volume 1

276 pages

CEK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0692292101

ISBN-13: 978-0692292105

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Sign Up For A Novel Publicity Blog Tour Featuring Barbara Freethy


Is there anything better than falling in love with a new book? How about falling in love with a whole new series?
Well, here’s an awesome opportunity for you! Now you can get to know the New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance series by #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbra Freethy as part of a fun publicity event. Each Callaway novel is filled with romance, suspense, and adventure. You can read all 8 books in the Callaway series for free (or, if you choose, you can give the series a try by reading just the first book, or you can host a guest post or interview instead—there’s lots of options). How cool is that?!
The event will run from April 6 to April 11 and will celebrate the strong women in our lives with guest posts and interviews from the author, Callaway excerpts, and–of course–your reviews! We’ll have lots of prizes to give away too, including Amazon gift cards, autographed books, and Callaway swag!
Don’t have time to read and review? That’s okay, you can still participate and compete for these awesome prizes by hosting a guest post, excerpt, or interview–but I hear you’re going to want to read all about the Callaways. Once you get started, it’s so hard to stop.
To sign up for this tour, visit www.novelpublicity.com/callaways. To learn more about the author and her bestselling series, keep reading J

About On A Night Like This, Book #1 of the Callaway Series

From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, comes a romantic new contemporary series about the Callaways, a big, blended Irish family born to serve and protect. 
The second oldest of the Callaway clan, Aiden Callaway veered from the family tradition of urban firefighting and became a smokejumper, never questioning his choice until the job took the life of his friend, Kyle, and left Aiden with injuries and fractured memories. Everyone blames Aiden for what happened, but he doesn’t remember, nor is he sure he wants to remember. The truth may clear Aiden of blame but destroy Kyle’s reputation and hurt the people he left behind.
Aiden seeks help from an unlikely ally …
Sara had always been untouchable, sweet, innocent, his sister’s best friend, and the girl next door. But one reckless night in their youth took their relationship to a new level. Sara has never forgiven or forgotten the way Aiden brought it crashing down, but she’s no longer that girl with the crazy crush. She’s a woman in search of her own truth.
The sparks between Aiden and Sara have been smoldering for a very long time. Sara is afraid to take another chance on a man who broke her heart, and Aiden knows better than anyone how dangerous an intense fire can be.
As teenagers they weren’t ready for each other. Are they ready now?
ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS is the first book in an eight book connected contemporary romance series featuring the intriguing Callaway family. Love, mystery, adventure — the Callaways have it all!

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 40 novels. Traditionally published for many years, in 2011 Barbara began self-publishing her backlist and has sold over 5 million ebooks and as of today she is the bestselling KDP Author of ALL TIME! Nineteen of her titles have appeared on the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her book SUMMER SECRETS hit #1 on the New York Times and remained on the list for seven weeks.
Barbara writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. She is known for writing emotional and compelling stories about love and family, sometimes with a little suspense, sometimes with a little magic.

The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress


Today we have an exclusive excerpt from USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s newest Dukes of War regency romance: The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress!

Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the beau monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn’t deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed…
Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?


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In this scene, Captain Grey has rejected Miss Downing’s offer to become his mistress—and her assertion that he is a hero. He doesn’t feel like one, and believes sending her home with her virginity intact will be the first step toward becoming a better man. However, the two are snowbound in his remote cottage for the foreseeable future, and Jane isn’t willing to give up the hope of sparking something between them. She’s been invisible her entire life, and has finally found someone who truly sees her…
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Xavier glared at Miss Downing in silence.
She lowered her voice. “War is terrible. I recognize that. But now it’s over. What happens next is up to you.”
He pushed to his feet and piled the dishes and silverware into a stack. “It’s not that simple, and we’re done talking about it.”
She gathered the cups and the teapot and followed him into the kitchen. “Of course it’s not simple. Did you know Major Blackpool was one of only two people who ever bothered to stand up to dance with me at a ball? That moment will literally never happen again. He no longer attends balls at all. He’s missing a leg. From what I understand, he can barely walk and shall never dance again. But his life isn’t over.”
Captain Grey submerged the plates into a bucket of water and pushed it out of her reach. “Who was the other man you danced with?”
“My brother. Why won’t you let me wash the dishes?”
“Scullery work is hard on the skin, and you have pretty hands.” He began to scrub the first plate. “Blackpool is a hero. I am not. You’d do well to remember that. It would be the height of foolishness to trust a man who doesn’t trust himself.”
She shook her head. “Fighting for innocents and defending your country is inherently heroic. I believe in you. Closing yourself off won’t change that. No matter what you do, your heroism will always—”
He grabbed her face with wet hands and closed his mouth over hers with bruising force. No doubt he expected her to swoon, or slap him, or some other such nonsense.
She gripped his arms and held on tight.
His lips were wide and firm. The rough hands cradling her face dripped with water, but all she felt was warm. Desired. He was holding her in place as if he never wanted to let her go. Hope soared within her. She pressed herself even closer and let her eyes flutter closed.
Even through his clothes, the muscles of his arms were tight and firm beneath her ungloved hands. What would it be like to feel them wrapped around her? Would he hold her close with the same desperate passion that had begun this kiss? Or would his embrace be tender, as his lips were now, brushing against hers with gentle insistence?
As he suckled her lower lip, her mouth parted—not in surprise, but in eagerness. Just because it was her first kiss didn’t mean she was ignorant of what pleasures it might bring. She rose on her toes to meet him.
She had researched the matter extensively, and was delighted to discover that he had been right about book knowledge failing to communicate the complete picture. No mere words on parchment could remotely convey the heat and immediacy and… dizziness of having his mouth mold to hers. The heady sensation of need and shared desire.
Being kissed was more than she’d ever imagined. Being kissed by him was more than she’d ever dreamed.
Her fingers trembled—her entire body trembled—and she clutched his neck with abandon. She could no longer stand. She couldn’t feel her legs, her knees, anything except her mouth on his and their bodies cleaving together. The rest of the world melted away. It was as if she’d been waiting for this moment, this man, all of her life.
She licked at his lower lip and thrilled when a raw groan escaped his throat. Her heart hammered against her ribs, pushing her bosom against his chest with every staccato beat. All she could think was that she never wanted their kiss to end. This was heaven.
His tongue met hers and a delicious shiver shot down her spine, electrifying her skin. He tasted of tea, but also of a spice she could not define. He tasted of virile man, she supposed. Of Captain Xavier Grey. Everything about him was strong and sure and masculine and completely irresistible. She wanted to be his. She wanted him to be hers.
Her knees weakened. He felt like home and danger and hope all wrapped into one. Her breath escaped in tiny bursts when she remembered to breathe at all. He didn’t just make her feel desirable. He proved with every consuming kiss, with the thundering of his own heart against hers, that his desire for her was powerful enough to devour them both.
She was already lost.
He pulled away, gasping, and ran a shaking hand through his hair.
It was all she could do not to sway right back into his embrace.
“Was that heroic?” he rasped. “Or was it a selfish man doing what selfish men do?”
She gazed back at him in wonder. Her lips were tender from his kiss. “It was beautiful.”
“It was foolish.” He turned back to the bucket and reached for the next dirty saucer. “It shan’t be repeated.”
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Erica Ridley is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels. Her latest series, The Dukes of War, features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

Cheap Kindle Boxed Sets


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(Make sure to check prices. Some are free to read with Kindle Unlimited.)

 

Roommate Romance Boxed Set

Hearts and Kisses: 12 Contemporary Valentine Novels and Novellas Boxed Set

Elite Metal: Eight-Novel Cohesive Military Romance Boxed Set (Elite Warriors Book 1)

Heroes to Swoon For Boxed Set: 11 Sizzling Contemporary Romances

The Kylie Ryans Series: Girl with Guitar, Girl on Tour, Girl in Love (extended edition)

Project Terminal Box Set

The Morgan Sisters Boxed Set

Seasons of Change Box Set, Books 1-4 & Bonus Stories: Young Adult Romance Novellas

Eden High Series One: The Eden High Series Boxed Set, Books 1-6

Supernatural Six: Origins: 6-Book Boxed Set

Love Brings Us Home (Inspirational Romance Box Set): Seven Christian Romances Celebrating Faith and Family

Seasons of Love (Holiday Romance Box Set)

Be Mine: Ten Erotic Romances for Valentine’s Day

Love in the City (The Complete Collection Boxed Set)

The Prodigal Sun by S.E. Meyer (Promotion & 5 eBook Rafflecopter Giveaway)


The Prodigal Sun: A Novel

 S.E. Meyer

Genre: Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller / Fact-Filled Fiction

Word Count 200,000

Pages 553

Release date: January 12th, 2015

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Synopsis:

S.E. Meyer combines ancient alien astronaut theory, ancient Sumerian codices, current religious beliefs from around the world and the book of Revelation in a way that tears down the veil of traditional thinking to reveal new though provoking theories on the origins of the human race and its many traditional beliefs. The Prodigal Sun will wow you with a fact filled, thrilling and intricately blended story that interweaves mythologies and religions in new compelling ways explored through a truly unique premise.

All references to historical locations, religions, ancient writings, and the representation of current beliefs of local peoples from around the world described in this novel are true.

John Mitchell’s life in the small Midwestern town of Mill City is changing forever. The animals in his lab are dying, he learns gut wrenching news about his wife, and the most important meeting of his career gets canceled when Dr. Frank Johnson mysteriously disappears.

After receiving a cryptic package from the missing doctor and accidentally injecting himself with its contents, a serum made from the instructions inscribed onto a seven-thousand-year-old artifact, John discovers he has new powerful abilities, and new blood-chilling enemies. He and his wife Jenny are soon running for their lives, hunted by the terrifying figures that will stop at nothing to protect the serum’s seven-thousand-year-old secret, and retrieve the artifact needed to finish their plans.

On the run and searching for answers, they are thrown into a world of ancient secrets, esoteric mysteries and a clandestine underground race, when they become trapped in a cavern that holds the shocking secret history of the Human Race, deep underneath the ancient ruins of Babylon.

As millions of people around the world suddenly begin disappearing, John and Jenny learn the horrific news of the inevitable extinction of the human race. But when John discovers the hideously evil, secret motivation of the ancient race that is supposed to be saving them, he must rely on his new-found abilities to rescue the woman he loves, Earth, and the billions of tortured souls locked deep within it.

Join the thousands of fans that have taken S.E. Meyer’s thrilling, fact filled, roller-coaster ride, deep into the thought provoking, controversial, yet compelling world of what we think we know to be true.

What people are saying about The Prodigal Sun.

“From the beginning I was hooked on the easy flow of the plot. It was well thought out and inventive. The use of historical fact was intriguing. I found myself pausing and thinking ” wow is this really fact” and ” how did I not know this?”

“One of the best books that I have read in a long time. A real page turner.”

“I would recommend this to anyone! It is packed full of action! So many twists in the story made it extremely immersing and interesting. S.E. Meyer is a new favorite author and can’t wait to read his next book!”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was gladly surprised. The story is entertaining, gave me great suspense and at times when I thought I had something figured out, the author surprised me.”

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Editing Services Price Increase For 2015


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Editing Prices are going up on January 1, 2015. The prices go into effect for every manuscript done on and after January 1, 2015. The increase has been posted on the Editing Services page for at least six months. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. 

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Price increase January 1st, 2015.

New Prices Below:

.0040 Proofread

.0055 Detailed Copy Edit

.0075 Detailed Copy/Proof Package

 Blurb Editing & Critique will stay $25 and will still be included free of charge with the Copy/Proof Package.

*New prices go into effect for all clients – no exceptions.*

*PRODUCT REVIEW* Painting LuLu Kids Stylus Crayon



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- Fun “crayon-like” experience – enhance any drawing and coloring on touch screens.
– Perfect for helping kids with hand-eye coordination along with learning to color.
– Smooth touch & thick grip makes it easy to hold and feels natural to kids.
– Comes with the official “Painting Lulu” coloring App that inspire kids creativity.
– Soft rubber tip prevents any damage to touch screens devices.

The Painting Lulu Digital Crayon provides a “real crayon-like” drawing experience on smartphones and tablets. compatible with iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Galaxy, and many more.. Painting Lulu Digital Crayon can be also used with the Painting Lulu coloring app for Android, Apple, and Amazon devices.

We received the Painting LuLu – Kids Stylus Crayon – Fun & Colorful Stylus Pen for Touchscreen Tablets & Smartphones. Free Coloring App Included! (Yellow) yesterday to review. This product can be bought on Amazon for $6.99 with Prime. It is essentially just a stylus for little fingers. My three-year-old son absolutely adores it. It makes him feel like he is coloring, while at the same time, he has his own “pen”. The app is very simple, free, and can be downloaded on most phones and tablets. He figured it out more quickly than I did. We downloaded it on my Kindle Fire HD. He actually has his own Kindle, but it was dead, so I just added it to Kindle FreeTime on my device and it was ready to access on his when charged. He found the eraser, paintbrush, and different crayons, and he was thrilled with the paintbrush. There are also coloring books you can buy that you can actually color in, take a picture of your half-finished page with your device, and take up where you left off coloring on your tablet. I thought that was neat. Paper-to-Digital Coloring Pack – Crayon Stylus, Coloring App & Coloring Book. That package is only $9.99 with Prime, well worth the extra $3 for the coloring book. The only drawback I can see is that the stylus is small and I bet it will easily be misplaced. I have a feeling I will be on the hunt for it a lot when he wants it and can’t find it. But that is most toys. Also, when you start the app, it plays loud music. You can go into the settings and turn it off though. I give this product 4 stars for easy and fun use!

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Winter Kiss Cover Reveal


Winter Kiss
A Holiday Romance Collection
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Cover by Phycel Design

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When the chill of winter drives you under the covers, snuggle up with this romantic collection of three steamy, holiday-inspired stories about hope, love, and passion.


One Wish: A North American Pack & Half-Blood Princess Christmas by Magen McMinimy
In a forgotten mining town, deep in the Bitterroot Valley, the Montana faction of the North American Pack of werewolves prepares for the holidays. When an innocent wish and a powerful spell is cast, vampires, witches, and weres are forced together for one unforgettable night, causing everyone involved to reevaluate what is truly important and what is needed to make them whole.


The Wager: A Game Changer Prequel by Rene Folsom
You’d think the masks would come off once the ball drops at the New Year’s masquerade, but tossing caution to the wind, Liam and Maci decide to have a bit of fun by continuing to keep their faces hidden from each other during a night full of games and passion.
Get to know these two game-playing lovers before they even know each other in The Wager, a prequel to the new novel in the Playing Games series, Game Changer.


The Gift by S.L. Dearing
It’s been eight months since Kate and Matt met, fell head over heels, and moved in together. Now that the holidays are upon them, can they combine their two celebrations and families into one, or will an unexpected problem tear them apart?
From the imaginations of the authors behind Rising Indies United come stories of romance that are bound to fill you with holiday spirit.

**This collection is intended for readers 18 and older.**


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*PRODUCT REVIEW* Kids Portable Sing Along CD, MP3, USB, and AUX Player with Two Microphones.


(Every once in a while, you might see a product review for something other than books on this blog. It helps with the blog. Also, you might just find something you like!)

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We received the Kids Portable Sing Along CD, MP3, USB, and AUX Player with Two Microphones today. My son is three, and he was beyond excited when he saw it. The box was very easy to open, and the CD player came out ready to use. There was nothing you had to attach or put together. We did have to run to the store for 6 C batteries, however, as we did not have an AC Adapter. You can purchase one separate, 9V AC/DC Power Adapter for Kidzlane Sing Along CD Player, or I imagine any 9V AC Adapter would work. When we got back from the store, I had to search around a bit for a CD. It would have been great had it came with one starter CD. He was getting a little impatient, but when we found one, it was on. He grasped the concept of the microphones very quickly, and he was rocking away. We did play with the feature that allows you to hook it to a phone or iPod, and I streamed Amazon Prime music to it so he could sing Christmas songs. Beware getting the microphones close to the CD player while they are turned on, or having sneaky baby fingers turn on the one still connected, because it makes screeching noises. He thought it was so funny, so he kept doing it. He figured out quickly how to work the controls. I really thought that he would mess with the CD more, try to take it in and out, open and close it, etc… but he actually seemed to understand that he couldn’t do that without it messing up. I love the bright colors, the big buttons, and the portability. I also love that you can put a USB in it because I can make him his own playlist of kid songs. His brother and sister, age 10 and 9, had just as much fun playing with it as he did. He now thinks he is a rock star! It is definitely kid approved. I give it four stars. I would just make sure to have what you need at hand when you open it. It would be the perfect Christmas gifts for ages 3+.

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