FAMILY IS FOREVER by S.C. Stephens – Release Day Blitz

We are thrilled to be bringing you FAMILY IS FOREVER, the conclusion to S.C. Stephens’s Conversion series. Lovers of paranormal romance won’t want to miss this one–be sure to grab your copy today!


Julian Adams would give anything to rewind the last few months. His sister has been forever altered, a man he distrusts is now a permanent part of his family, and the woman of his dreams no longer remembers him. The only thing left for Julian to do is start over.

Nika Adams is finally content with her life. She’s forever bound to her soulmate, and helping him with a project that has given him purpose. But just when it seems peace is on the horizon, an unintended consequence of Hunter’s work arises, and everyone must pull together to find a way to keep the family safe … forever.

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“Julian, do you…?” My heart sped up as I considered just what she might be about to ask me. Do I like you? Yes. Do I want to be with you? Yes. Would I do anything for you? Yes.

Her mouth snapped shut and her lips compressed into a tight smile. Clearly, she wasn’t ready to open that door yet, and a huge part of me was relieved that she wasn’t. Just her asking the question would forever alter what we were, and while I wanted out of this limbo, I wasn’t positive she’d be happy to hear that I had feelings for her—or that she’d reciprocate them. We weren’t there yet.

“Will you be at my party?” I asked, hoping I could successfully change the subject.

Relief lightened her face. “Ummm yeah, I was thinking about going. It should be fun.”

“Great,” I told her, keeping my smile contained to a small grin. Great? More like freaking amazing, but I didn’t want to scare her off by saying that.

As silence fell between us, we continued walking through the cemetery to her house. When we were in her back yard, I finally said, “I really hope you come to the party. Maybe we’ll get a chance to talk…so we can, you know, get to know each other better, since we…haven’t known each other long.” Sadness crept over me as I traipsed across her lawn. We’ve known each other for years, you just don’t remember.

A strange, contemplative look crossed her face. “Yeah…although sometimes, it seems like I’ve known you longer than I actually have.”

Shock made me stand still. Arianna stopped with me, and she again looked embarrassed. “What do you mean?” I asked. Did she remember me?

Arianna frowned, and her brows furrowed in an adorable way. “Nothing, it’s just…a feeling, I guess.” She looked around her yard before continuing. “I know this is going to make me sound crazy, but I have these…blanks in my memory, these holes, and no matter how hard I try, I can’t remember what happened to me in those gaps. And when I try to fill the hole with something plausible, nothing feels right—like I’m trying to jam a square through a circle. But when I’m around you…it feels like, somehow you fit in those gaps…like…you’re the circle.” Her cheeks filling with color, she quickly stammered, “I don’t know why I feel that way, and I don’t know what it means, and like I said, it’s just a gut feeling I get sometimes, and it really freaks me out, and I can’t believe I told you about it…and now you think I’m nuts, don’t you?”


Don’t miss the other books in the Conversion series!

Conversion / Bloodlines / ‘Til Death / The Next Generation / The Beast Within / Family is Forever



S.C. Stephens is a bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out the movies and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.

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Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point, Book 1

Synopsis: Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier…

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through… and who she can’t live without.

Review: This is a story I was curious to discover! It is not the author who interested me, although I like her pen, but the story itself. The synopsis promised me an unexpected structure that I wanted to discover, and I was not disappointed!

Addison lives in a world apart, a kind of bubble located in Texas that brings together people with extraordinary psychic skills. Hers? To read the future. Finally not quite that: she is able to see the branches of her future that will be revealed according to the choices she makes. Great thing will you say to me! Maybe … I’m not so sure, she realizes how much this can affect her life.

If we ignore this, it’s a teenager like the others: a best friend, teen problems, parents who argue and end up divorcing. Wait, freeze. And if we were holding one of these branches, a trigger. And if that was the trigger? If making the choices that concern her could be the trigger for this wave of events?

I was expecting a lot of things from this story, but I did not expect that. That does not mean it’s negative, far from it. It took me a while to understand what was happening to me over the pages. I felt a little lost, I must admit it. The universes cross, mix, without warning. And then all of a sudden, I found the breadcrumb trail. The story is finally very logical, because, obviously, it is above all a question of choice. The author explores the paths to Addison’s future, showing us that if the paths can be very different, they converge to the same point.

I really enjoyed this very original reading, which shows that things are much more complex than appearances suggested. The characters are well defined, rich, original for some (with a big crush on one of them!), And I can not wait, read the volume 2! But I will have to wait! Arggggg


Pivot Point de Kasie West

A la croisée des chemins, Tome 1

Résumé : Connaître les retombées de ses choix ne les rendent pas plus faciles…

La vie d’Addison Coleman se résume à un grand « Et si ? » En tant que Chercheuse, lorsqu’elle est face à un choix, elle peut regarder dans le futur et en voir toutes les issues, ce qui lui permet immanquablement d’éviter les désastres. Du moins, c’était ce qu’elle pensait. Lorsque ses parents la prenne de court en lui annonçant leur divorce, elle peut soit choisir de vivre avec son père, qui veut quitter le Camp paranormal pour vivre parmi les « Norms » soit avec sa mère, qui compte rester dans le monde qu’Addie a toujours connu. La réponse aurait dû être évidente puisqu’elle aime sa vie telle qu’elle est, mais une Recherche six semaines dans le futur lui prouve que ce n’est pas aussi simple.

Dans un de ses futurs potentiels, elle se voit s’adapter à la vie hors du Camp en tant que petite nouvelle du lycée pour Norms où elle fait la rencontre de Trevor, un artiste mignon et sensible qui la comprend. Sur son autre route, elle est poursuivie par le mec le plus sexy de l’école, elle qui n’a jamais souhaité devenir la petite amie du quarterback. Lorsque son père est consulté sur un meurtre perpétué au Camp, elle est entrainée bien malgré elle dans un jeu dangereux qui menace tout ce qui est cher à ses yeux. Chacun de ses futurs étant soutendus d’amour et de pertes, ses options se résument à choisir la réalité qu’elle souhaite embrasser, et l’être cher dont elle ne pourra pas se passer…

Avis : Voilà un récit que j’étais curieuse de connaître ! Ce n’est pas l’auteure qui m’intéressait, même si j’aime bien sa plume, mais le récit en lui-même. Le résumé me promettait une structure inattendue que j’ai eu envie de découvrir, et je n’ai pas été déçue !

Addison vit dans un monde à part, une sorte de bulle située dans le Texas qui réunit des gens aux aptitudes psychiques hors normes. La sienne ? Lire l’avenir. Enfin pas tout à fait : elle est capable de voir les embranchements de son avenir qui se révèleront en fonction des choix qu’elle fait. Génial me direz-vous ! Peut-être… Je n’en suis pas si sûre, elle-même se rend compte combien cela peut conditionner sa vie.

Si on fait abstraction de cela, c’est une adolescente comme les autres : une meilleure amie, des problèmes d’ado, des parents qui se disputent et finissent par divorcer. Attendez, arrêt sur image. Et si on tenait là un de ces embranchements, un déclencheur. Et si c’était cela le déclencheur ? Si faire les choix qui la concernent elle pouvait être le déclencheur à cette déferlante d’évènements ?

J’attendais beaucoup de choses de ce récit, mais je ne m’attendais pas à ça. Cela ne veut pas dire que c’est négatif, loin de là. Il m’a fallu un peu de temps pour comprendre ce qui m’arrivait au fil des pages. Je me suis sentie un peu perdue, je dois le reconnaître. Les univers se croisent, se mélangent, sans prévenir. Et puis d’un seul coup, j’ai trouvé le fil d’Ariane. Le récit est finalement très logique, car, évidemment, c’est avant tout une question de choix. L’auteure explore les chemins vers l’avenir d’Addison, nous montrant que si les voies peuvent être très différentes, elles convergent vers un même point.

J’ai vraiment apprécié cette lecture très originale, qui montre que les choses sont bien plus complexes que les apparences ne le laissaient présager. Les personnages sont bien définis, riches, originaux pour certains (avec un gros coup de cœur pour l’un d’entre eux !), et je n’ai qu’une hâte, lire le tome 2 ! Mais je vais devoir attendre ! Arggggg


GENTLEMAN NINE by Penelope Ward – Release Day

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends.

He was the nerd.

I was the playboy.

She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.

Amber never knew how I felt.

They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.

When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.

One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.

Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.

Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.

She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.

When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Appel aux blogueurs – Blog Tour

Céline Jeanne a posté quelques chroniques sur le blog sous le pseudonyme Céline et je suis toujours fan de ses chroniques originales. Elle a aussi un super blog Le Livre-vie. Sa première romance Mi Vida es Mia est sorti aux éditions Kaya et sa seconde Solo Tu sort en Mars chez Alter Real.

Aux US, il existe ce qu’on appelle des blogs tours. Certains éditeurs Français ont essayé de les refaire sans que cela ne soit exactement ça. J’aimerais vous proposer d’y participer pour promouvoir ce roman que j’ai adoré !

Mais qu’est-ce qu’un blog tour ?

Oui parce que c’est la grande question n’est-ce pas ? Cela en accord avec Céline Jeanne et la maison d’édition Alter Real, je propose sur une semaine prédéfinie, ici du 12 au 16 Mars (vous pourrez choisir la date qui vous convient le mieux), différentes catégories de posts que vous pourrez présenter sur votre blog.

  1. Promo/extrait du roman : Vous recevrez par email un extrait du roman avec la couverture et le résumé
  2. Interview de l’auteure
  3. Guest post de l’auteur : Ceci n’est pas encore très diffusé en France mais vous pouvez choisir un sujet pour l’auteure et elle essaiera de vous faire un petite texte en fonction (ex : Top ten, l’univers, etc…)
  4. Une chronique : Vous recevrez un service presse numérique

Vous recevrez ainsi les détails du post demandé en avance pour que vous puissiez poster sur votre blog. Les services presses seront envoyés très rapidement après votre demande.

Pour participer, merci de remplir le google form suivant :

Résumé : Peut-on tout laisser derrière soi, tout mettre sous clé pour tenter d’avancer, un pas après l’autre, dans une nouvelle vie ? C’est ce qu’espérait Iria en s’installant à Paris. Mais le destin est facétieux. Un emploi qu’elle ne peut refuser la ramène à Barcelone, la ville de ses cauchemars, la ville de son seul et unique amour.

La peur la ronge tandis que son avion atterrit sur le sol espagnol. Et si elle croisait les fantômes de son passé ?

Rien n’est jamais simple, mais Iria va apprendre une chose : on ne peut fuir indéfiniment son passé, et parfois, pour vivre, il faut accepter d’ouvrir sa malle et de faire face aux monstres qu’elle contient.

Release Day Blitz: THE BEAU & THE BELLE by R.S. Grey

THE BEAU & THE BELLE by R.S. Grey is available now! Don’t miss your hands on this new romantic comedy – read for free with Kindle Unlimited or grab it for just $2.99!



Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.

I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.

That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.

A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.

Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.

Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.

My old friend, Mr. Fortier.

But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.

When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.

Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.

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Guest Post: War and Craft by Tom Doyle

A Brief History of Magic (in My Fiction).

by Tom Doyle

War and Craft is the just-released final book in my American Craftsmen trilogy, which concerns magician-soldiers and psychic spies serving their country and feuding with each other. To create the backstory of these craftspeople, I included a lot of real world events that they’ve secretly influenced.

Looking back now at my novels, I realize that despite all those events, I didn’t give a world historical narrative of the craftspeople. Mostly, that’s because my books are primarily in the techno-thriller mode and those sorts of details wouldn’t fit anywhere. So here’s a mini-outline of the history of craftspeople in the Western World. While I also have some particular events for craft history in the East (the “divine wind” that stopped the Mongol invasion of Japan, the Pandava family line in India), I’d need to do more research and thinking for that big picture overview.

Note: I hope readers will treat this not as set-in-stone canonical material, but as the beginning of a dialog, as each generalization I’ve made here brings up dozens of problems and questions in my own mind.

1- The Roman Empire consolidated the craft world of the Mediterranean and Western Europe for hundreds of years. The Emperor controlled the craft militant, and the panhellenic Oikumene continued its ancient pursuit of Left-Hand evil under imperial auspices. The craft was largely hidden from public view by the mystery cults, where individuals were sorted between true initiates and those who just got a pleasant ritual (which helps explain why the Eleusinian mysteries and others were largely and effectively kept secret).

Though initially rogue outsiders, the rise of Christianity and Christian craft didn’t fundamentally change these arrangements. The Oikumene found that Christians made good allies against Left-Hand evil, and it would come to a similar arrangement with Islam.

2- Various internal succession and power disputes destroyed or seriously weakened Roman craft families, leaving the West vulnerable. At the same time, the barbarians more effectively organized and made better use of their own craft militant. The fallen West broke into the successor kingdoms, and the craft fractured with it. The Church held some of the vestigial imperial and transnational power along with the seriously weakened Oikumene.

The East fared better until the seventh-century war with Persia and its Magi left the Byzantines vulnerable to Islam and its craft jihad. The Byzantine Empire persisted, however–in part due to its strong craft that drew on Constantinople and the old Greek centers. (E.g., Greek fire had a craft element, which is why the secret was kept and never successfully reproduced.)

3- During the Middle Ages, the craftspeople were natural landed military aristocrats because of their tie to the land, their combat skills, and the fact that their magical power tended to be inherited. The truth behind the Grail conspiracy was that the aristocracy of Europe was full of magical families of greater or lesser power. (Note: Canute really could alter the local tide, but wanted to make a demonstration of humility.)

Once established, the older magical families were jealous of their power and often destroyed new craftspeople when they arose. Some of these new craftspeople found refuge in the Church along with the extra sons and daughters of the nobility–and the old Families accepted this because craftspeople wouldn’t be allowed to start lineages there. (I wrote more about the Roman Catholic Church and magic in War and Craft.) Others sheltered in towns, creating the initial tie between the guilds and secret societies. The old Families tolerated these because they didn’t challenge the rural order, the town craftspeople found ways of making themselves useful to the old Families, and the towns had built up sufficient numbers of practitioners to make their elimination costly. Some new craftspeople just went rogue, either hiding in the underclass and attempting to avoid notice, or running their own private resistance, sometimes at a profit (see hedge knights and Robin Hood).

In one famous instance, a new craftsperson saved France.

4- The Renaissance study of magic began with the rediscovery of Greco-Roman Hermetic and other Neo-Platonic texts. People started to ask questions about craft: why did some people have it and others didn’t? Could the talent be acquired? Why were some forms of magic relatively common, but other potentially lucrative forms (transmutation of metals) either rare or impossible. Under the protection of various rulers, craftspeople (new and old) and mundanes explored these questions. This would lead not so much to knowledge of magic as to the development of science, and despite this seeming level of tolerance, “white magic” never came completely out into open public view.

An archetypical public figure of this period was John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth with later connection to Emperor Rudolph II, and (fictionally) the ancestor of Christopher Dee in The Left-Hand Way.

5- With their discovery of the New World, Europeans and their diseases killed a large percentage of America’s population and its practitioners. Formerly mundane Europeans found that, upon reaching America, they were craftspeople, and practitioners already known as such retained their power once there. As long as the faith of these new and old practitioners stayed acceptable, Puritan settlers in New England incorporated them into their communities. Some famous examples of practitioners whose faith was unacceptable were Anne Hutchinson and Thomas Morton, and those divisions drove much of the plot of American Craftsmen.

Back in Europe, more new craftspeople were appearing. Many were going rogue and fleeing to the Americas, while others challenged the existing regimes. The structures of repression and control of the craft began to crumble along with the political absolutism that supported them. Revolutions in the craft and mundane world were inevitable.

6- In general in modern democracies, craftspeople have avoided public positions of political leadership for the same reason as the truly rich do (see Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire): the attention doesn’t help their real power and comes with great risk. The magic that they draw from the land also generally creates a sense of service to their countries. But the temptation for the craftspeople to again assert themselves as a natural aristocracy remains, particularly when combined with the promise of possible immortality.

I hope this has been helpful for my readers, and intriguing for those considering the trilogy. Thank you to Between Dreams and Reality for again hosting one of my posts.



American Craftsmen, Book 3


The greatest evil of the Left-Hand Way forces a final showdown with the magician-soldiers of American Craftsmen, in this triumphant conclusion to Tom Doyle’s imaginative tale of a cryptohistorical America.

After a bloody wedding-night brawl with assassins in Tokyo, the craftspeople are again on the move, this time to India, where a descendant of legendary heroes has the supernatural mission for which they’ve been waiting. Preparing for that mission, powerful exorcist Scherie Rezvani searches for secret knowledge with a craft agent of the Vatican and tries to cope with the strange new magics resulting from her pregnancy. To save her unborn child from the Left Hand, she will risk damnation and the Furies themselves.

Meanwhile, the malevolent spirit of Madeline Morton is caught in an infernal trap from which even self-destruction is no escape. That crucible may transform her utterly, if it doesn’t break her mind first.

All comes to a head on a plateau hidden high in the mountains of Kashmir, where the Sanctuary of this world will face an undying threat from another. It’s Armageddon in Shangri-La, and the end of the world as we know it.