Love Lies Bleeding Book Tour & Giveaway

Love
Lies Bleeding
by
Aspasia S. Bissas
Genre:
Dark Fantasy
 
What
happens when a predator loves its prey?

 

 

Centuries-old
Mara is dying a slow death when she meets Lee, a young man whose life
has never belonged to him. Thrown together, they’re forced to fight
those who would destroy them and survive a slew of enemies they never
expected, even as Mara falls into a downward spiral of delusion and
obsession. Will she make a devil’s deal to save both their souls?
With pasts like theirs, can they ever have a future?

 

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Blood
Magic
by
Aspasia S. Bissas
 
Myth
and magic collide in this story about choices, transformation, and
retribution.

 

 

On
the run from both vampires and hunters, Mara and Lee are forced to
confront the bleak reality of their future together. But an
unexpected turn of events offers Mara the chance to shift things in
her favor–at a cost. Will she walk away or will she embrace themagic?

 

 

Blood
Magic is a standalone short story that takes place within the novel
Love Lies Bleeding by Aspasía S. Bissas. You don’t need to read Love
Lies Bleeding to enjoy Blood Magic (but it doesn’t hurt).

 

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Aspasia
wrote her first short story at the age of six and illustrated it with
a pink highlighter. She no longer does illustrations but she’s been
writing stories ever since. She lives in Toronto with her partner in
crime, three cats, a plethora of plants, and a Disney movie’s worth
of wildlife in the yard. Her dark fantasy novel Love Lies Bleeding is
now available in paperback and on Kindle. She is currently working on
the next book.
 
Love Lies Bleeding: An Excerpt
Aspasía S. BissasMara listened as Lee paused outside the door; she supposed he was waiting for a reaction to his
abrupt departure. She didn’t give him one. After a while his footsteps moved away and she was
left fuming. She wasn’t vexed by his lack of faith in her methods, but by his lack of faith in her.
She tried delving into her books and at least getting some work done, but it was no use. All
she could think of was their argument, his stubbornness, and her own uncertainty about what to
do next. Could she really leave without him? She hoped it was a decision she wouldn’t have to
make, one he wouldn’t make her make.
Lost in thought, she wasn’t sure how much time had passed when she heard a scraping
sound at the front door. Was Lee back already? She’d expected him to be gone for hours,
possibly until morning. Maybe he was having his own second thoughts about their fight. She
couldn’t hold back a smile as she threw open the door.
“I hope this means we get to make up n—”
She was sent flying into the wall.


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Two Hearts One Stone Book Tour & Giveaway

Two
Hearts, Once Stone
by
Leslie Scott
Genre:
Contemporary Western Romance
 
Boots and Babies

 

Horse trainer Stone
Dempsey’s life is all about the ride—with horses and women. He
uses his equine talents to impress the country club set and earn
money for Smoky Mountain Reining Horses. When his drug-addicted
sister deposits her sick baby on his doorstep, he’s suddenly
saddled with real responsibility. 

 

Dr. Emmersyn Cole’s goal
of starting a practice in her favorite place on earth is finally
coming to fruition and she is not going to be sidetracked. Everything
is going great until Stone swaggers into her life, half-dressed with
a smile that could melt her insides. She’s determined to keep herdistance…until he rushes into her grandfather’s home, clutching a
feverish baby, terrified and vulnerable, and her heart’s hard shell
begins to crack.
In only a few short weeks, Stone’s wayward
heart suddenly relies on two women—one who needs him—and one that
he might not be able to live without.

 

 
 

Leslie
Scott is an avid romance reader and writer, a PAN member of RWA, and
a homeschool mom to one gifted eleven year old. Her debut novel was
released in December of 2017. She spends her days (and most nights)
crafting sexy, drool worth heroes and sassy, opinionated heroines.
 
Delighted whinnies from the occupied stalls greeted her, and she rubbed the
nose of each head stuck over a door. At the end of the long corridor, the barn opened to
the splendor of northwest Georgia’s piece of the Smokies. The orange glow of the sun
had begun its descent behind the pine-covered mountain tops and cast the arena
beyond the stable into twilight.
Not much illumination was needed to draw her gaze to the man astride a pretty
bay mare. With the well-polished grace of a true horseman, Stone guided the horse in a
series of pivots and spins that made Emmy delightfully dizzy.
Once finished with the pattern, his voice echoed through the little valley. “You’ll
have to stop looking at me like that, sweetheart, or I’m going to forget you’re the boss’
granddaughter.”

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See it. Stream it. With Google Chromecast

This post is sponsored by Best Buy. Any opinions expressed are my own.

I’ve had more and more friends and family tell me about how their ditching cable and using some type of streaming program or device instead.  Why? Because it saves money.  Let’s face it, cable is expensive! Then there is us that has cable but still uses a streaming device for movies, exclusive shows, and more.  Plus it allows the kids some freedom to watch what they want, where they want without having to buy more TVs.

One of those devices is Google Chromecast Steaming Media Player.  Watch movies, shows, live TV, YouTube, and photos streaming on your TV from all your family’s devices.

See it. Stream it. Stream from your phone to TV. Plug Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV and to power and stream your favorite entertainment right from your phone with just a tap. Watch shows, listen to playlists, and more. And while streaming, you can still use your phone as you normally do.
Works with the streaming apps you know and love  Enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, songs, games, sports and more from over 2000 apps like Netflix, YouTube, YouTube TV, and HBO NOW. Find more at g.co/chromecast  Catch up on episodes of Orange is the New Black, Watch that make up tutorial from your favorite Beauty Blogger while your at your vanity,  kids bugging you to watch cartoons while you’re trying to watch your favorite show?  Let them watch from your phone.
Start streaming with just your voice
Just say what you want to watch from compatible apps and control your TV hands-free, with Chromecast and Google Home working seamlessly together.²
“Ok Google, play Stranger Things from Netflix on my living room TV.”
Upgrade your TV for less Expand your home entertainment without buying a new TV. It’s so affordable you can get one for every TV in the house.
High-speed wireless connectivity
Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
Compatible with your existing HDTV
Easily connects to high-definition televisions with HDMI connectivity.
 Subscriptions are required to view some content.
 Google Home, Chromecast, and compatible content required to cast to a TV using Google Home.
Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.
Google Chromecast would make an awesome gift for the entertainment lover.  Make it over the top by adding a Netflix or Hulu subscription!

 


SJ Works Bicycle First Aid Kits

I received a product sample in order to complete this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.

Many people use a bicycle. Bicycles can be a mode of transportation, used for recreation, or used for sport.  My 14 year old son for instance, like to ride bikes with a group of friends when the weather is nice. He rides all over our town with his friends: to the local pool, to the playgrounds, to friends houses, etc.  I remember one time, my oldest son bringing his friend to our house from the playground because he scraped his knee up pretty good and needed patched up.

Now what happens if he’s riding his bike and gets bit by a dog? What happens if his friend wrecks his bike and starts bleeding. Sure they can use their cell phones to call me or call another parent. Then they have to wait for the parent to get there.  With a bicycle first aid kit, they can start care immediately until help arrives.  That’s where SJ Works Bicycle First Aid Kits come into play.

SJ Works offers several bicycle first aid kit options all of which can be conveniently strapped to your bike without hinder mobility. I figured my son would use the SJ Works Smartphone solution bicycle first aid kit.  Not only is it a first aid kit that straps to your bike bit it also has a special see-through pocket for your smart phone.

All these items are packed in a compact first aid kit.  It includes an American Red Cross emergency first aid guide, headphone extention cord, reflective tape, band aids, antiseptic wipes, triangle bandages, first aid tape, butterfly wound closures, emergency blanket, bicycle light (not pictured) and more.  There is still space in the bag for my son to put his epipen and inhaler, maybe even a granola bar.

I also received the SJ Works Classic Bicycle First Aid Kit. This one has more of a triangular look to it.  It contains many of the same items as the smartphone kit.  This one does not have the smartphone pocket though.  It does have more of a sleek design.

The gray colored areas on both safety kits is highly reflective.  When it’s on your bicycle it will be more than just an occasional use item, every time it’s on your bicycle it will help you be more visible to drivers on the road. Now that fall is here the days will be getting shorter. Visibility in the dark is a more pressing issue.

Both kits contain items for disinfecting cuts, help to stop bleeding, and safety items. The American Red Cross first aid guide is super helpful too.

As we found out while testing these, they don’t fit on all bikes. My 14 year old has a smaller BMX bike and it doesn’t work on a BMX bike.  My older son has an adult size mountain bike but because the frame is made a little differently we couldn’t get all the straps to buckle but we were able to make it work and it did stay on securely when he rode his bike around.  These would easily work on a standard mountain bike or ten speed.

Some food for thought, according to the CDC website, there were 467,000 bicycle related injuries in 2015.  Admittedly it does not say how many were minor injuries. But these kits can help with visibility to prevent a more serious accident and has many essentials for injuries most likely to occur.

You can find more info about SJ Works Bicycle First Aid Kits on their website: sj-works.com

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Water to Water Book Tour & Giveaway

Water
to Water
by
Karen A. Wyle
Genre:
Science Fiction
 
Two
young Vushla questioned what everyone knew about death. What should
they do with the answer?

When the time comes for
Vushla to die, they go into the ocean and are dissolved away. Or so
Terrill has always believed, and still believes after taking part in
his father’s final journey. But when he meets a young Vushlu who
lives by the sea, Terrill must confront information that calls this
fundamental belief into question. Will the two of them discover
the truth? And what should they do with what they find?

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Karen
A. Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but eventually settled in
Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University. She now considers
herself a Hoosier. Wyle’s childhood ambition was to be the youngest
ever published novelist. While writing her first novel at age 10, she
was mortified to learn that some British upstart had beaten her to
the goal at age 9. 

 

 

 

 

Kititit looked at different Vushla in turn as he told the story about buying a beast from a giant
and tricking the fellow into lowering the price. The Vushla’s armor mostly left their faces bare, so
you could see them drink the story in, especially the young ones. All right, maybe his mate’s
uncle’s cousin wasn’t exactly a giant, but he was big enough that none of his neighbors gave
him any backtalk. Kititit had come out of that exchange well enough to enjoy bragging about it,
even if he did embellish the details a bit for effect.
It was a fine way to spend an evening. It would have been, even if the breeze hadn’t been a
trifle nippy. He’d always liked campfires, but he particularly enjoyed them in villages like this.
Vushlu armor wasn’t exactly reflective, but almost, enough to catch the firelight and play with it a
bit. And while he always liked the smell of a campfire, it mingled especially nicely with the
unique tangy smell of the sea. As for the traces of fish odor, he didn’t mind them. He did
wonder, looking around at the Vushla, how much of it all they could smell with those small holes
in their faces. His big mesh-covered nostrils had to do a better job, unless they somehow didn’t.
He caught the fisher lad’s eye for just a moment before the lad looked away. A bit shy, that one,
but with thirsty ears, always soaking in whatever story Kititit chose to tell. Kititit’s oldest son had
been like that, when he was a good bit younger. And when the boy and his sister had come with
Kititit on his journeys, there had been plenty of time for telling tales.
Naturally the boy, or rather the proud young father, had started staying home now that he had a
mate and little ones. And Kititit’s daughter, once proud to be included, had lately been more like
willing. A good-hearted lass, ready to help her father in case he was too old and feeble to
handle things alone; but it was time for her to live in the center of her own life, and Kititit to go
back to how he used to travel, enjoying his own and the beast’s company.
Still, it was nice to have a youngster or two around the campfire.


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