Friday, April 8, 2016

Monday Books from Jenn Leigh, Jennifer Theriot, Kitty Kendall, & K.M. Golland









Saving My Heart (Live & Love #2.5) by Jenn Leigh

Date of Publication: April 1, 2016

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Cassie Bradley had been through hell and back; suffering the worst types of atrocities at the hands of her former foster family. After becoming a runaway, a chance run-in with her actual family had been Cassie's dream come true. Years later, Cassie headed off to college. New friends; new experiences; and a seemingly fresh start on life. Just when you thought things had settled down for Cassie, the darkness of her past came creeping in.

Noah Grainger was the typical all-American college student. Great friends; star baseball player; studied hard and played harder. The start of his sophomore year, was looking awesome. Until he met Cassie Bradley, the painfully shy girl he just could not stay away from.

Cassie and Noah work through many obstacles in their new relationship, but when her dark past rears its ugly head, would they survive the fallout?

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About Jenn Leigh


Jenn Leigh is an administrative professional by day and a domestic engineer by night with a splash of author when the time is right. Married with two children, when not wrangling her kids and people in her profession, Jenn likes to read, write, go to the movies, and play sports. She plays soccer, volleyball, and flag football on a regular basis.
Jenn has always had a knack for writing, but she admits to being scared of the process, and as a result, she tamped down her desire to write until recently. When a story needs to come out, it just makes itself known, and thus started Jenn on her journey to becoming an author. Her goal is not fame or fortune, just for readers to enjoy the story as much as she enjoys writing it.

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I never blamed my parents for what happened to me. In fact, they were victims just as much as I was. And now my dad was my hero. I loved him more than anything.
He was the one who found me when I was a skittish, street urchin. As I look back, the "come-as-you-are" attitude of my last foster family was a blessing in disguise. I had gone from the worst forms of daily abuse to utter indifference.
At the time, I thought indifference was worse. At least, when I had been abused, I had interaction with people. As twisted as that sounded now, I ran away from the one thing that, in all probability, would have helped me in the long run.
At my last foster home, I was snooping one day when I came across my case file on the office filing cabinet. I wasn't sure what drew me to it, but as soon as I got close, I saw my name, and when I opened it up, Edgewood was in the documents.
There was also information about where I had been before this home, which was all news to me because I had been so young I hadn't had a sense of location. I had been held captive by my previous foster family, something I wouldn't realize until much later. I just thought that was the way people lived.
I figured out that the abuse wasn't normal behavior, thanks in part to the few days I spent in school here and there. I noticed that other students didn't look like me, nor did they dress in tatters like I had. Heck, they even smelled better than me. I knew then that something was wrong, and so I made the decision that, when I had an opportunity to run away, I would.
In the cover of darkness one night, I left. I just kept walking and never turned back. I ended up finding a group of homeless kids and tagged along on their nomadic journey. They were able to keep us from getting caught by the police and taught me how to live on the streets.
However, my luck ran out eventually, and I was put back into care, which according to the address that was in the folder, I had managed to run away from backwater Arkansas to Oklahoma, to my indifferent foster family.
Once I finished looking through the folder, I was turning around to leave the office when I saw my new foster mom standing in the doorway. I immediately went on guard for the worst. Then I was shocked by what happened next.
"I assume you saw it—the name of the place where your birth parents could be. Do you want to look for them?" she asked matter-of-factly.
I remembered thinking about it for a moment. Thinking, Well, they gave me up, so why would they want me now?
"They didn't actually give you up, you know," she answered as if she could read my thoughts.
I looked at her, perplexed.
"I don't know the details," she continued, "but I do know you were taken, not given up. Do you still want to look for them?"
I sucked in a breath. Taken?
I nodded slowly in return.
She walked over to me, handed me a crumpled wad of cash, gave me directions to get to Edgewood, and then left me alone in the room.
I remembered looking down at the crinkled bills and thinking about how I didn't even know what to do with money. I had never had any before, yet I knew I had to get to the bus station to start the search for my parents.
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Toccata Obbligato~Serenading Kyra

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  Jennifer Theriot

GENRE: Contemporary Romance
COVER DESIGINER:  The Graphics Shed
PUBLISHING DATE: March 10, 2016 (audio book)

Toccata Obbligato is a companion novella to the Out of the Box series.




Todd O’Malley has been called many things, from filthy mouthed jerk to legendary Rock God. With his outlandish cocky demeanor – tatted up and pierced, compared in looks to Adam Levine - his constant use of the F-bomb, and the seductive gyrations he performs for the ladies on stage, affirm he is a man every woman craves. But there is only one woman who is able to capture his heart, Kyra Edwards.

That chance meeting at a little coffee shop in Evanston began their journey of compromise, pain, dedication and love.

From the night he took her virginity to Todd’s past sex-capades and consequences threatening their relationship, will Kyra be able to deal with it? With Todd and his band Avenue touring on the road, can he prove to Kyra that he is a changed man? Can he be faithful and avoid temptation?

Jennifer Theriot brings us yet another love story that will capture our hearts. This is truly a story of Beauty and the Beast, where we admire the beauty that is Kyra and adore the beast known as Todd.

You loved him in Out of the Box Awakening and Out of the Box Regifted. In the pages of Toccata Obbligato ~Serenading Kyra, you'll get inside his head - see what makes him tick and get to know the woman who captured his heart......





Click here to enjoy a small sample of a beautiful song by Mark Odom, a very talented musician who put music to the lyrics and performed the song for Jennifer's book.

Click here to hear an excerpt of Toccata Obbligato by Jennifer Theriot.







When did you come to the realization that this was something you wanted to do?

2015 - It was always an idea that floated around in my head, and people always encouraged me to do it, but it was not until recently that I actually pursued it!

How long has you been doing narration/producing?

6 Months, I am quite new but progressing very quickly!

Is there any type of book you WON’T narrate? If so, why?

Only books that require accents I can’t do ;)

How many times does you normally read/record a chapter before you're satisfied?

Depending on the difficulty of the book sometimes the first chapters might be recorded more often to get attuned with the author and how they want it done, then it becomes easier!

Can you work with a cold?

Nooooooo…. generally not. Snotty, sneezy, coughy, or raspy voice makes it not worth the time to record.

How long did it take to make this audio book?

This audiobook ended up being about 3x the length of the total finished recorded hours!

How many audio books can you make in a month?

This greatly depends on length! Generally, full length 10 hour novels I can do about 2 per month with other projects and various other jobs included.

Do you prefer to read male or female characters?

I prefer male because I am male, but I’ve developed many female voices and do not mind at all!

Do you use this newfound fame to pick up ladies?

I do not need anymore help in picking them up ;) I’ve always been able to use the “I play guitar, bass, violin, and keyboard” card if I needed any help :p

Do you ever identify with the characters you narrate? If so, how?

I identify a LOT with many characters! Typically I find many of the naughty romances and main characters that have a music background constantly have me thinking “hmmmm…...that sounds familiar”

Does you have a significant other? If so, is she supportive of your narrating career?

I have a lovely girlfriend! We support each other in almost every decision the other makes, except what is for dinner sometimes….

Any favorite books you've narrated? What genre does you prefer to produce?

TOSK was incredibly fun and relatable for me, I love Todd’s character and his general adventure!! I suppose I prefer Sci-Fi, but my listeners prefer me to do romance, and I prefer to make them happy!

Do you find the authors difficult to work with?

Generally no, I don’t find many people difficult to work with as long as you possess the skills to communicate and put the effort in!

Any favorite authors you've worked with? If so, why?

Jennifer Theriot was fun, exciting and totally supportive while providing necessary direction to make the production great! Also, I love every author I work with!

Do you have a favorite project you've done and why?

It’s hard to pick a favorite! I generally choose to work on books that I enjoy, relate to, or challenge me. I have some projects coming up that are in the making, and are super character intense. I find the projects that require many different characters or challenge me to develop new voices are very fun!

Do you have a career other than narrating?

I do voice acting full time. I worked an office job since I was 18 until I was 25 doing IT work, customer service, customer relations, case management and various hardware troubleshooting. I’ve never knew what it felt like to do something you love for a job until now.

What are your hobbies and interests?

My whole life generally revolves around music. I am not fully happy If I don’t hear new good music often or If I don’t compose or play music often enough. I’ve played violin when i was younger for about 7 years then started playing guitar/bass, with keyboards here and there, drums occasionally, singing, and just using my computer to make techno/house beats for the last 10 years.











Jennifer Theriot hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm by day and does her writing at nights and on weekends. In her limited spare time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. She’s mom to three grown children and ‘MiMi’ to three (soon to be four) grandkids – all of whom she adores!

Her best-selling Out of the Box Series, OUT OF THE BOX AWAKENING, OUT OF THE BOX REGIFTED, OUT OF THE BOX EVERLASTING and TOCCATA OBBLIGATO~SERENADING KYRA are currently available on Amazon.com.

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The Rise of Memphis

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Book Title: The Rise Of Memphis January Chronicles 
Author: Kitty Kendall 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: January 1, 2016 
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What would you do if your cheeky alter ego had more fun that you did?
Three years after Jane’s fiancĂ© cheated on her, she’s finally ready for some serious bedroom action, but she has one problem—she doesn’t do casual encounters.


So what does a good girl from the country do? She dresses into a sexy little costume and pretends to be someone she is not - Memphis. Things don’t always go to plan though, and these hilariously, horny romps teach her more about herself than she ever expected.


With each cheeky adventure in her devilish disguise, Jane grows more daring. But playing with fire has its consequences. Will she finally break her one golden rule?

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Kitty Kendall is a bucket list achieving, junk jewelry collecting, hopeless romantic who loves great wine and a good adrenaline rush from time to time. She also collects classy shoes and expensive perfume. However, her greatest thrill in life is writing romance and the steamier the better. Bring It On!

Kitty writes under two pen names and has won numerous awards. Several of her books are Amazon bestsellers.

The Rise of Memphis stories are written in Kitty's signature style of fun and sassy meets smokin' hot romance. These books are perfect for a quickie on your lunch break or for easy holiday reads.
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Title: Reveal
A Wild Nights Novel 
Author: K.M. Golland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: April 4, 2016



Blurb

“I have a diary because I’m not who I say I am.
The ‘me’ you see, isn’t me.
She’s fabricated for your liking.
Trust me, you don’t want to turn my pages.”

Emily Davis has a secret … or two. Even her best friend, Cori, is none the wiser. You see, Em is a part-time sexter and makes a living fooling men into believing whatever it is she wants them to believe. And she’s not ashamed about it. Not in the slightest. Yet, those around her could be, which is why she has kept it a secret ... until now. Until a sun-tanned, male revue performer by the name of Brad surfed into her life.

Surfer Brad pushes Em’s boundaries, pushes her buttons and pushes his way into her heart. But will she push him away when she has no choice but to reveal what it is she's hiding? Everything she’s hiding?
 







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“Ugh! That’s it. I’m getting a boob job,” I groaned, fastening my strapless push-up bra and adjusting what little cleavage I had.

Cori walked into the bathroom and leaned over the basin to get close to the mirror. “On’t be ’upid,” she mumbled while meticulously applying her red lipstick.

“I’m not. I want tits. Big, round, perky tits.”

She turned toward me and eyed my beestings. “No, you don’t.”

“That’s easy for you to say. You have tits.”

“So do you!”

“Lies. All lies. Best friends are not supposed to lie to one another,” I huffed, lifting my arms and applying deodorant.

“Fine. You belong to the Itty Bitty Titty committee. Big deal. At least you don’t have an arse the size of a small swimming pool.” She twisted and assessed her butt.

“Pah-lease! You’ve got to be kidding. There’s nothing wrong with your arse.”

“Says you!” she mocked, pressing her lips together and blotting her lipstick. “Seriously though, listen to us. We females are never entirely happy with our appearance. Always nit-picking. Always finding faults. We’re our own worst enemies and biggest critics. And for what reason other than to highlight our flaws and feel inadequate? It’s just stupid.”

I stared down at my little breasticles with sorrow. They deserved love. It wasn’t their fault they were smaller than most. I really should treat them better. “You’re right,” I said, looking back up. “They’re underdogs, and everyone should love underdogs.”

She blotted her lips together once more. “They should.”

“In fact, I will parade my teeny puppies tonight. I will wear them with pride.”

She nodded. “Good girl.”

I hiked them in my cupped hands, feeling empowered. “I know! Let’s start a revolution.”

Cori laughed. “Let’s not. I know what your revolutions entail.”

Greatness. That’s what they entail. Pure fucking greatness.



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“I'm an author. I am married. I am a mother of two adorable little people. I'm a bookworm, craftworm, movieworm, and sportsworm. I'm also a self confessed shop-aholic, tea-aholic, car-aholic, and choc-aholic.” Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, K.M. Golland studied law and worked as a conveyancer before putting her career on hold to raise her children. She then traded her legal work for her love of writing and found her dream career.


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