Kate by Charyse Allan – Release Blitz


Title: Kate
Author: Charyse Allan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design
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After escaping her past, Kate builds her life around a single purpose: staying hidden. But when the unexpected threatens to unravel her tightly kept secrets, her will to remain alone falters.

Kate ran, planning to leave behind a shell of a life, giving herself strict rules to live by in order to keep the past hidden. But these rules have her trading one prison for another.

Then Kai sneaks into her life, shoving through her shields, getting her to break every one of her rules. An unexpected surprise threatens to unravel her secrets and strip away the control she fought so hard for. But she embraces it, diving into the unknown with Kai.

When her past catches up with her, she battles to keep those she has come to love protected, refusing to relent the strength she found within. But when stuck in a place she never wants to return to and with no chance of escape, she fears losing everything she’s allowed herself to cherish.

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Charyse Allan is an avid reader but didn’t become one until high school. This is also when she realized her passion for writing; however, it wasn’t until a couple of years into her marriage that she tried her hand at writing a novel. 

She grew up in Arizona, dancing at her mom’s studio and riding horses at her dad’s house. She’s a jack of many trades, having been a pastry chef, line cook, server and secretary, but is now living her dream as a writer. 

She published her first novel in 2014 and has published four others since. She is working toward her BA in Professional Writing through GCU. Now married to her best friend/high school sweetheart, they live in the sweltering heat of Arizona raising their four kiddos and three Goldens. She still enjoys baking the occasional dessert for close friends and family. She’s a bookaholic and chocoholic; her vices keep her sane, but YAH keeps her patient.

A Dark Spring, An Anthology from Tangled Tree Publishing

Stories That Twist & Tangle

Laura N. Andrews ● M. Billiter  Kim Deister  R.M. Gilmore
Kenneth Jobe  Barb Shuler  M.C. St. John  Ricky Wells

Title: A Dark Spring
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: April 11, 2020
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Eight original tales of suspense that will tangle your senses and keep you gripped. From murder to the unknown, the everyday world is explored in these tension-fuelled and twisted novellas. Be prepared to get tangled.

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A Tangled Oracle by Laura N. Andrews
In Oracle Vardalos’s dreams, people are murdered. News stories follow and the evidence piles up against her. She must save those she loves; even if it’s from herself.

The Burning Rock by M. Billiter
They agreed it would be easier this way. Still, when it was over, all that remained was an empty saddle and a closed casket.

Tangled Love by Kim Deister
He’s the Gomez to her Morticia, the center of her world. But everything changes when Tessa sees something she was never supposed to see. Love and sanity become tangled, leaving her teetering on the edge of the cliff, wondering if her life will ever be the same again.

Gnarled by R.M. Gilmore
Carter Kennedy returns to her father’s hometown after nearly twenty years to claim her inheritance. She quickly discovers why her father had kept her and her brother away from Scully’s Hollow and the people who inhabit it.

Early Retirement by Kenneth Jobe
Loyal husband and hard-working employee Richard Griffith has his world turned upside down. When he is dealt yet another bad hand and uncovers the identity of his wife’s lover, he reaches his breaking point.

Tangled Obsession by Barb Shuler
Injured and stranded on a mountain with the sun setting and no help in sight, Elsa Malloy has only two optionsfight or die. Believing her loved ones are dead, and fighting against the elements of the mountain, Elsa is left to fend off a sadistic killer alone.

We Only Want to Play by M.C. St. John
Teacher aide Julie Trudeau has noticed something odd among the remaining summer school students: they are playing a game of Telephone without moving their lips. When recess turns violent, it’s up to Julie and a ragtag group of staff and students to survive after the last school bell.

The House on Oak Street by Ricky Wells
Spring break approaches and three middle schoolers look forward to their mini-vacation.  But when one of them goes missing, Ann and Roger find that no one will listen to them.  It’s up to them to rescue their friend or are they the next victims of the House on Oak Street?

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The authors of Tangled Tree Publishing’s first anthology, A Dark Spring, share the inspiration behind their twisted and tangled stories.

Barb Shuler, TANGLED OBSESSIONS

The internet. I was being a nerd and looking up mountains and places for another story I am working on when an image of Mt. Timp came up. A little research of the valley left me going hmm… which in turn led to the chaos that is Tangled Obsessions.

Kenneth Jobe, EARLY RETIREMENT

I was working in a cubicle-filled office much like the one in the story. A co-worker was retiring after decades of loyal service, and I wondered if she felt her time served was worth it.

Kim Deister, TANGLED LOVE

I watch a series on ID Discovery about families who only later discover that one of their own is murderer, rapist, etc. The daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of criminal attornies, I’ve always been fascinated with both criminal psychology and the seemingly implausible idea that loved ones would be so blind to it. That’s what I wanted to explore in this story.

Laura N. Andrews, A TANGLED ORACLE

Without giving too much away, a certain intrigue of mine caused me to come up with a twist. This twist was actually the start of A Tangled Oracle, and the story stemmed from it. The main character, Oracle, being Greek, was inspired by my yia yia. Although we have no Greek background in our family, we’ve always referred to her as, “yia yia” rather than, “grandma,” or, “nan

M. Billiter, THE BURNING ROCK

I was on assignment for a Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based newspaper when I went out for three days on horseback with a cowboy. I learned to herd cattle, which plants were safe to eat (chokeberries always good and plentiful), and at night I found warmth around a campfire. It’s also when I asked this cowboy, “Why don’t rocks burn?” I honestly didn’t know, and it was the first time he laughed. So, when this story poured out of me, I knew the title would play off that moment on the mountain. “The Burning Rock,” named itself.

M.C. St. John, WE ONLY WANT TO PLAY

We Only Want to Play came to me first as a short story. I was thinking about my own elementary school and how much I enjoyed making up games with my friends during recess. Most of them were silly. Others were intense. But whenever the recess monitor came by to ask what we were playing, every one of us instinctually switched out of the group game. This was an adult, and adults were here to poke holes in our fantasies. As kids, we know this without being told, and without telling each other. Protecting our play world is a territorial instinct. That almost telepathic groupthink fascinated me. What would happen, I wondered, if that instinct turned malignant? I saw kids turning ugly during recess and a young teacher discovering what they were plotting. I knew then that my short story was going to get much longer. I buckled up for the ride and got writing.

R.M. Gilmore, GNARLED

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the theme Tangled was hair. The image of matted, tangled hair dotted with debris, twigs, leaves, popped into my head. One-hundred percent pantsed, Gnarled started with the body and went from there.

Ricky Wells, THE HOUSE ON OAK STREET

I’ve always like haunted house stories, but they often have a tendency toward formulaic plots.  I decided to write a story that had all the set up and anticipation of a haunted house before pulling the rug out from under the reader, pivoting to a monster type of a story.  I also liked the idea of playing with who the monster was in the story as often humanity provides all the necessary behavior to be the monster.
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Between The Covers by Louisa Masters – Blog Tour

Love is complicated. Do it anyway.
Author: Louisa Masters
Title: Between the Covers
Series: A Met His Match Spin-Off Novel
Release Date: April 2nd
Genre: Contemporary Billionaire Romance
For two years, Dani Novak has lived vicariously through her best friend while slogging away at work and caring for her ill grandmother. But with her grandmother’s passing, a world of opportunity opens to her—if only she has the courage to seize it.

Publicly, Malik al-Saud is a wealthy, spoiled jet setter, but behind the scenes, he works hard at his vocation. Secretly a best-selling author, Malik struggles to keep his work separate from his playboy reputation—and above all, stay out of his disapproving father’s way.

For the last two years, they’ve been getting to know each other through his cousin and her best friend. Now, finally, it’s time for them to meet. It doesn’t take long for friendship to turn to more—but when Malik’s family issues interfere, things get ugly. Can they manage these unexpected complications? Dani fears that Malik’s lifelong antagonism with his family is insurmountable.
Louisa Masters started reading romance much earlier than her mother thought she should. While other teenagers were sneaking out of the house, Louisa was working out how to read romance novels without being discovered. As an adult, she feeds her addiction in every spare second, only occasionally tearing herself away to do things like answer the phone and pay bills. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she whines about the weather for most of the year while secretly admitting she’ll probably never move.

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A Dark Spring, an anthology from Tangled Tree Publishing – Release Blitz

Stories That Twist & Tangle

Laura N. Andrews ● M. Billiter  Kim Deister  R.M. Gilmore
Kenneth Jobe  Barb Shuler  M.C. St. John  Ricky Wells

Title: A Dark Spring
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: April 11, 2020
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design
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On sale for $2.99!
All other links: books2read.com/adarkspring
Eight original tales of suspense that will tangle your senses and keep you gripped. From murder to the unknown, the everyday world is explored in these tension-fuelled and twisted novellas. Be prepared to get tangled.

***

A Tangled Oracle by Laura N. Andrews
In Oracle Vardalos’s dreams, people are murdered. News stories follow and the evidence piles up against her. She must save those she loves; even if it’s from herself.

The Burning Rock by M. Billiter
They agreed it would be easier this way. Still, when it was over, all that remained was an empty saddle and a closed casket.

Tangled Love by Kim Deister
He’s the Gomez to her Morticia, the center of her world. But everything changes when Tessa sees something she was never supposed to see. Love and sanity become tangled, leaving her teetering on the edge of the cliff, wondering if her life will ever be the same again.

Gnarled by R.M. Gilmore
Carter Kennedy returns to her father’s hometown after nearly twenty years to claim her inheritance. She quickly discovers why her father had kept her and her brother away from Scully’s Hollow and the people who inhabit it.

Early Retirement by Kenneth Jobe
Loyal husband and hard-working employee Richard Griffith has his world turned upside down. When he is dealt yet another bad hand and uncovers the identity of his wife’s lover, he reaches his breaking point.

Tangled Obsession by Barb Shuler
Injured and stranded on a mountain with the sun setting and no help in sight, Elsa Malloy has only two optionsfight or die. Believing her loved ones are dead, and fighting against the elements of the mountain, Elsa is left to fend off a sadistic killer alone.

We Only Want to Play by M.C. St. John
Teacher aide Julie Trudeau has noticed something odd among the remaining summer school students: they are playing a game of Telephone without moving their lips. When recess turns violent, it’s up to Julie and a ragtag group of staff and students to survive after the last school bell.

The House on Oak Street by Ricky Wells
Spring break approaches and three middle schoolers look forward to their mini-vacation.  But when one of them goes missing, Ann and Roger find that no one will listen to them.  It’s up to them to rescue their friend or are they the next victims of the House on Oak Street?

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Ice Gladiators by Genevive Chamblee – Blog Tour


Title: Ice Gladiators
Series: Locker Room Love, #3
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: February 15, 2020
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
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Once the line is crossed, every penalty is major.

Dalek “Taz” Tazandlakova is the epitome of a hockey player—tall, broad, and powerful. As a forward for the Lafayette Ice Water Moccasins, he’s also the physical embodiment of domination and intimidation. 

He’s everything Liam Jolivet isn’t.

Liam possesses an inner strength and confidence Taz has never mastered. On the surface, Liam appears to be a perfect match for Taz. The problem is, Liam is dating Taz’s roommate. It’s not the only problem, either. Taz is a “playa” and has commitment issues—along with a pain-in-the-ass coach who’s threatening to ruin his career, and a second roommate who wants to dictate his social life for his own personal gain. 

Nevertheless, Taz wants Liam, and Liam appears to want to reciprocate. Do they dare cross the line?

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With his jacket draped across his arm, Liam crossed the living room with slow, measured steps and barely making a sound. In the two years Taz had lived there, he’d yet to master crossing the room without the wood floor squeaking. He wondered how long it had taken Liam.
“Sneaking out?” Taz asked.
Liam jumped but quickly composed himself. He pivoted to the couch in the dark room, Taz’s silhouette barely visible. “Hey, I didn’t see you there.”
“Not surprising. You looked focused on the door and a speedy escape.” Taz clicked on a lamp.
Liam’s cheeks reddened, and his nose scrunched in an adorable way. “Yeah, well… I wasn’t sneaking, though.”
“Vic’s asleep?”
“Yeah.”
“Did you wake him to tell him you were leaving?”
“No need.”
“And you were quiet getting out of bed, crossing the floor, and shutting his door.”
Liam nodded.
“Then, you’re sneaking.”


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Locker Room Love Series

Out of the Penalty Box
Book 1

Defending the Net
Book 2


Genevive Chamblee lives in the bayou country in the deep south where sweet tea, football, good music, and colorful family is gospel. When she is not writing, she can be found attending SEC football games, playing with her dog, sightseeing, or spending time with family.

Genevive writes contemporary romance, erotic romance, fantasy romance, the occult, Creole culture, and southern drama.


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