Release Blitz – Twisted Luck by Mia Downing #PNR #ASMSG

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Book Title: Twisted Luck
Author: Mia Downing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2017
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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All I wanted was luck—the good kind. I’d lost my job, a jerk hacked my bank account, and I caught my best friend screwing my fiancé. When stood up by my Internet date in a bar, I met the perfect man—tall, dark, and handsome in the most expensive suit. He was out of my league, but I didn’t want forever.

I barely remember the words he whispered under the veil of sin and seduction. I didn’t believe in Satan, God, Heaven or Hell. I thought he was kidding. A figment. A dream.

I was wrong. With one, breathless yes, my fate was sealed.

Businessman by day, demon by night, Leo Weston now owns my soul in exchange for good luck. Time is ticking as he works to secure my mother’s soul, too. Somehow, I have to take him down despite him being so damned gorgeous, glib, and devious. Will my gift of twisted luck be enough to save her and protect my heart?

“What would you give, Olivia, to have your revenge?” he asked.

“I don’t want revenge.” But honestly…I’d sell my soul for some good luck.

“What did you say?”

I frowned. “I don’t want revenge?”

“No, the other.”

“I don’t recall saying that out loud.”

He leaned closer and practically whispered, “Say it anyway.”

I licked my lips, unable to tear my gaze from his chocolaty one. “I—” I licked my lips again. “I’d sell my soul for good luck.”

“Would you?” He leaned forward on his elbows, interested and eager for my answer.

“Would you?” I countered, shocked by his words and that I’d even contemplate this to begin with. People didn’t sell their souls. I didn’t believe in God, Satan, Hell, or Heaven. When I was little, God hadn’t helped my mother or me when we’d needed him most. I sure as hell didn’t see any help on this horizon.

“I already have. Paid the piper, too.” Blatant honesty and sadness quirked in his slight smile.

Now I sat a little taller. Had this guy been through hell and back? No way could someone fake that look, the one of cold despair. I knew it too well. I had seen it on my mother’s eyes, viewed it in the mirror when I gazed at myself. I had thought Mr. Perfect hot and out of my league, but this…maybe this soft admission put him square in my playing field.

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meet the author

Mia Downing started creating heroes at age four, but her heroes back then rode ponies to the rescue and only kissed her on the cheek. Today, Mia’s heroes still rescue those in need, but the price of their toys and the expertise of their seduction leads to a whole lot more. When Mia isn’t busy creating new stories for her readers, she fills in as an underwear model for a prestigious lingerie company. She also lives in New England with her family, and enjoys horses and knitting.

Fun facts: Mia can juggle (poorly,) create balloon animals and face paint. She was the hit entertainment of two family parties. No clown suits were involved.

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Am I Too Nice For My Own Good? #AuthorBusinessWoes #ASMSG #1stWorldWriterProblems

Since I’ve been an Indie Author I’ve dealt with a lot of people who are in this business as professionals who’ve acted decidedly less than. I’ve seen everything from editors you give a go at your manuscript because they are all you can afford, who make your work worse than it was before you sent it to them–to cover artists who hold your work hostage for so long it embarrasses you to ask when it’s going to be ready.

Perhaps it’s the places I frequent to hire such individuals on sites like Fiverr and Upwork, and some I’ve found on Facebook. I’m not sure, but I think I might just need to change course before I’m bankrupted by half-assers who’ve hung out a shingle and expect me to pay them my hard-earned money when they haven’t held up their end of the bargain.

I was working with one editor recently who could not meet a deadline to save his life. I gave him chance after chance only to finally have to put my food down and say, “Are you going to have this back to me this Monday, or next Monday? You decide, because if I can’t get my manuscript back on this new deadline, I will pay you for the part you’ve completed today, and we can end this business relationship now.”

And don’t get me started on covers. I’ve bought pre-made covers that the artists promised would be taken down and not sold to another person, but then shortly after completing my transaction I’ve seen a cover eerily similar to mine published by another author. I still don’t have my paperback cover from one artist, and the sale I was hoping to have it commissioned for has long come and gone.

I mean, if I’m being honest, most of the editors and cover artists I worked with prior to taking a brief hiatus from writing while my mother-in-law was sick have been stellar. But my return to serious pursuit of my writing career has found my book publishing budget sorely lacking in funds, so I’ve resorted to more “economical means” to get my books prepared for their entry into the world.

Despite the struggles I’ve endured while coming back to a more robust publishing schedule, I’m still determined to find “affordable and excellent” editors and cover artists who will handle my project as if it were their own. And I will give myself permission to confront those who exploit my kindness for weakness.

So here’s to getting more books published and making enough cheddar to afford better-vetted editors and cover artists. #ClinksGlassesWithAuthorsWhoShareMyFate

The Caster’s Canticle – Sales Blitz #ASMSG #FREE #eBook #3/28-3/30/17

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Book Title: The Caster’s Canticle
Author: L.V. Lewis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017
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When hopelessness and lust collides, how do you give life to a heart that sings to you like no other?

Disillusioned with his own kind and living among humans, powerful warlock Stellan Kierkegaard encounters his foretold soulmate in the ailing Leilani Gibson.

Together, they’re prophesied to knit dark and light covens to lead the Caster world. Yet how can this be when she is, by every indication, mortal?

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Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Now she pens romance novels that let her live vicariously through rock stars and other fascinating archetypes.

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LV’s St. Paddy’s Day Freebie!

St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, and I didn’t want the holiday to go unnoticed for you readers who celebrate, so I’ve set my book Going for Gold, to run FREE from March 14-16, 2017.

That’s right, grab it Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of this week, or you’ll miss out 😦

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To make this offer even sweeter, I’m offering readers who review Going for Gold, a FREE copy of my next Contemporary Romance or Paranormal Romance being released soon!

All you have to do is email me at lv.lewis148@lvlewis.com, link me to your review and tell me whether you want World Tour (Rocking the PopStar, Book 2) or The Caster’s Opus (The Caster’s Prophecy, Book 2), when they are released. It’s that simple.

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Presenting LV Lewis’s New Series: SUPERWOMAN

 

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”― Toni Morrison  Toni Morrison

When I began to contemplate writing the Superwoman Novel Series, the above quote from Toni Morrison was very much on my mind. Yet, with all the inspiration that her words gave me, I still struggled with taking the leap to write these books. Why? Because there are projects still lingering in my writing quiver that I still owe to my loyal readers.

Those projects are still coming. I promise. There’s just been too much that happened in 2016 that didn’t allow them to flow forth. And one thing I’ve learned in my continued quest to earn the label of professional author is that I must write what flows. If I don’t, I literally cannot be held responsible for the craptasticness (I know this isn’t really a word) that might otherwise flow from my pen.

That said, allow me to introduce you to my Superwoman Novels. Why this title? Oh, I wasn’t listening to the songs of this title made famous by Karyn White and Alicia Keys and covered by innumerable other superwomen on YouTube. Although, they’re not bad anthems to associate with the series. I was thinking about women who juggle careers, families, life, love, and adversity, multi-tasking through all the vagaries of life and still managing to triumph in the areas that matter most to them.

In my Superwoman Novels, I’d like to introduce you to women who do many things right, yet still fail in ways that don’t brand them as failures on the whole, but uplifts them as gloriously flawed human beings. To begin, there will be three standalone novels celebrating three accomplished women. While they are not defined only by what they do for a living, I chose to title the stories to illuminate their vocations: Supersurgeon, Supermodel, and Superstar (The Superwoman Novels).

Once they are all complete, I will announce a release date for the first novel.

More to Come From LV in 2017…

My European Tour world has a new release scheduled around the late March, early April 2017 timeframe entitled World Tour (Rocking The PopStar Book 2). Brody and Skylar’s story continues and will be wrapped up in this release. The final book of the Rocking The PopStar Series will feature Skylar’s bestie, Alyssa, but that one won’t happen until 2018.

Also, my shared world SciFi Romantic Suspense story is coming in June. If you’ve read any of the stories of The Complex by other authors, then you know just what kind of futuristic fun times are coming with this one.

It has been difficult for me to continue the Jungle Fever Series as you are all very painfully aware. Yet, there is something in me that won’t allow it to die a merciful death. I’m looking forward to continuing my collaboration on this one until a viable completion of the series is penned. Expect an announcement about Double Switch later in the year.

#LV out.

5 Smoking Hot Series Women of Color Should Read After Fifty Shades of Grey

This month L.V. Lewis, author of the award-winning, bestselling Jungle Fever Series is running a FREE promotion of the collection — the Jungle Fever Duology.

She thought this might be a great opportunity to take a look at a few other smoking hot series that are perfect for women of color who are fans of Fifty Shades of Grey. LV has listed them below along with their summaries and the series reading order.

Allow us to introduce you to Tristan and Nathan White, Dominic Armstrong, Liam Wilder, Fernando Rubio, Soren aka Father Marcus Stearns, Kingsley Edge, Ramesses and host of other dominant alpha males with dark secrets, hidden pasts, and ripped hot bods under their expensive tailored suits (or priestly robes, as it were).

 

1. Jungle Fever Duology by L.V. Lewis

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Series Reading Order: Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, Exit Strategy (Both Books in Jungle Fever Duology Boxed Set)

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A bi-racial–African American and Brazilian–woman with a troubled past, Keisha Beale has been so focused on her business pursuits that her love life has been non-existent. Tristan White,  the devastatingly handsome CEO of White Enterprises, and one of the richest men in Chicago, has everything, but doesn’t think love is something he needs. When their worlds, sparks fly! Will their arrangement survive the emergence of the pesky emotion he’s tried to hard to avoid?

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Assailed by demons she thought she had conquered, Keisha Beale has uttered the words to end her tumultuous relationship with Tristan White. Separated, they grapple for a time with their personal demons. However, when their lives apart become unbearable, a credible threat brings them back together prematurely. Reconciliation is short-lived, and danger necessitates they part indefinitely. Will Keisha’s youthful indiscretions or Tristan’s un-reconciled feelings for an ex derail their tenuous arrangement? Will this be the end of the indecent proposal that became a fairy tale? Or will Keisha and Tristan reveal the trauma from their pasts so they may heal and completely embrace their relationship?

What Will Keep You Reading: Did we tell you that Tristan and Nathan White are identical twin dominants? Um, Yes, they are.  One wields his power in the board room, while the other is most comfortable on the parquet floors of basketball arenas. Yet, they both wield power in the bedroom, and have dungeons kitted to their specific proclivities. Yesss!

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2. Monster by Francette Phal

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Series Reading Order: Monster, Lick and Devour

Accidental Gold digger.

Circumstance forced Eden Mercer to sell herself to Dominic Armstrong for half a million dollars and in return she is to play the dutiful wife in public and submit to him completely behind closed doors.

The Tyrant.

Dominic is Ruthless, manipulative and sadistic but Eden is determined not to break under his cruelty. But how does one persevere when in the clutches of a Monster?

What Will Keep You Reading: In a word, Redemption. Dominic is a sadistic, no holds-barred protagonist who could be billed really as an antagonist. The early part of the book will make you want to put it down, but when more of his past is revealed, he will become the sympathetic character that you once hated. And, he’s sexy as hell.

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3. BDSM Ballet by Annabel Joseph

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Series Reading Order: Waking Kiss, Fever Dream

A stranger in the wings, a traitorous pair of toe shoes, and a traumatic turn dancing with The Great Rubio… For ballerina Ashleigh Keaton, it’s been one hell of a night.

But it’s not over yet. When Rubio drags her to a private party at his friend’s house in the ritzy part of London, she meets Liam Wilder, a lifestyle dominant and frighteningly seductive man. Liam pursues Ashleigh, attracted by her strength and talent, but she has secrets—an abusive past and a crippling fear of intimacy that prevents her from connecting to anyone, especially a playboy reputed to be legendary in bed.

Eventually he wins her trust and sets out to heal the troubled dancer, awakening her to a world of sensual abandon in a series of “sessions” at his home. But how pure are his motives? Is he helping her or endangering her fragile soul? Liam hides his own destructive secrets, and so does Fernando Rubio, their temperamental friend. Over time the three become embroiled in a tangle of artifice, fears, and lies that threaten to undo everything they’ve worked for.

Will Ashleigh and Liam find the strength to defeat their demons? Or are they cursed to sleepwalk through life, afraid to experience the passion and intimacy of love?

What Will Keep You Reading:  The Great Rubio aka Fernando Rubio! The Dominant Brazilian Ballet Dancer extraordinaire who provides both comic relief and sexy times. I love how the author effortlessly juxtoposes the worlds of BDSM and Ballet in these stories.

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4. The Original Sinners by Tiffany Reisz

The Original Sinners Series by Tiffany Reisz

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Series Reading Order: The Siren, The Angel, The Prince, The Mistress, The Saint, The King, The Virgin, The Queen

Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different — more serious, more personal — and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book… if it ever sees the light of day.

Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it’s no deal.

Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining… and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous  — staying away from him… or returning to his bed?

Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

What Will Keep You Reading: Extremely intelligent, sexy writing. The Jesuit Priest, Soren, Nora’s Master, makes this series sinfully delicious. While Kingsley Edge and many other diverse, sexy characters keep the stories of Mistress Nora’s escapades interesting.

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5. Chronicles of The Nubian Underworld by Shakir Rashaan

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Series Reading Order: The Awakening, Legacy, Tempest

An erotically charged journey inside Atlanta’s African-American Fetish/BDSM community. The first in the series revolves around an African-American dominant couple, Ramesses and Neferterri, and their submissives, told in a conversational style.

“What goes on in the Palace, stays in the Palace…”
Life seems well within the “Nubian Underworld” of the ATL, as Ramesses, his wife Neferterri, and their submissives are at the center of what can only be described as “paradise” by those who have seen the debauchery within. Amenhotep, Ramesses’ mentor, is on the verge of bringing in his newest slave to reside with him at the Palace, and the entire community has been invited to witness the decadence of the grounds and the libidinous nature of the guests in attendance.Unfortunately, life is not always a bed of roses… sometimes the thorns must be felt.All hell breaks loose when Ramesses and Neferterri begin losing their submissives for a variety of reasons, and Amenhotep gets caught up in a sting operation that makes the local news and threatens to blow the lid off of the Atlanta Fetish community that thrives on the anonymity that is enjoyed by all. Despite it all, everyone in the circle is there for one another, no matter the consequences.

What Will Keep You Reading: Rashaan is the real deal. His books ring truer than most because he writes from experience. If you like your fiction heavily steeped in reality, The Chronicles of The Nubian Underworld are your gig.

Have your read these books? If not, what are you waiting on to snap them up? What other series featuring HOT, diverse, multicultural characters would you add to this list?

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L.V. Lewis – Valentine’s Day Book Sale!

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I know. There are probably hundreds of thousands of these going on, but I couldn’t resist. I had to reduce the price of my books on Valentine’s Day for my readers who might want to buy some of my books they haven’t had a chance to read, or for readers to gift to other friends who probably haven’t read my books yet.

What better time than Valentine’s Day for a Romance Author to make her books available to the masses?

Get these while they’re HOT. This only lasts until February 21st, at which time all the ninety-niners will return to their former regular prices.

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