Indie Author Spotlight

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Indie Author Spotlight

October: Tanya Holmes

November: Ember Shane


February: Cecilia London

March: Siobhan Davis


March: Maggie Jane Schuler

May: Xavier Neal

June 8: Anna Lowe

June 15: Paisleigh Aumack

June 30: Robert Eggleton


February 24: Jenny Loudon

March 7: C. Toni Graham

March 9: Prescott Lane

March 10: Mark Stevens

March 16: Meghann McVey

March 19: Kenechi Udogu

March 20: D. Anne Paris

March 23: Michael Evans

March 24: Hali C. Broncucia

March 31: Sean Crastien

April 8: R.E. Palmer

April 9: K.J. Cartmell

April 13: G. M. T. Schuilling

April 20: Bruce S. Levine

April 24: Jennifer Vester

April 27: Caroline Andrus  & Shelly Reuben

May 1: Thomas Bitt

May 7: Ben Archer

May 8: Debbra Lynn

May 12: Rachel Walter & Molly Lazer

May 16: Monica Bentley

May 21: Joshua Banker

May 29: Kellyn Thompson

May 31: Kat Alexander

June 1: L.D. Rose

June 5: Duane Simolke

June 8: Jennifer Leigh

June 12: Jack Lauriger

June 24: Scott Talbot Evans

June 26: Patrick Canning

Indie Author Spotlight: Tanya Holmes

Friday, October 30, 2015

Hello lovelies welcome to a new feature I am going to have on La Jersey Chika Reads Indie Books that is called Indie Author Spotlight. Each month I will post an Indie Author Spotlight to help spread word about the works of the fantastic indie authors that are out there. 
Today third installment and feature is Tanya Holmes author of  The Darkest Frost: Volume 1 (TDF #1) & The Darkest Frost: Volume 2 (TDF #2)
Tanya Holmes
About The Author:
Amazon Bestselling Author Tanya Holmes is a Golden Leaf double-finalist, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist, a recipient of the Maggie Award, the MICA Award, as well as Overall Winner of the Sandy Haddad Award and a two-time finalist and one-time winner of The Emily (Best of the Best). She's happily married with children and loves reading, writing and a good cup of coffee---but not necessarily in that order. She has two novels out in 2015: The Darkest Frost, a two-part Gothic paranormal serial romance with a twist, and in 2016, Temptation's Edge, a contemporary romance.
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Tanya Holmes Book/s:
The Darkest Frost: Volume 1 (TDF #1)
GENRE: A Gothic paranormal romance with a twist.
CLIFFHANGER: **YES** This is a two-part serial.

When the ghost of her best friend begs for her help, psychic detective Denieve Knight goes undercover as a live-in domestic to catch a killer. She sets her sights on the most likely suspect: her friend’s mysterious employer, Doctor Braeden Frost.

Dubbed "Dr. Death" by the press, the notorious hematologist is linked to nineteen other suspicious fatalities—all are former patients. The brooding recluse is a man of many secrets, the darkest of which may be lurking beneath the leather gloves he never removes.
Other Books By Tanya Holmes
Purchase Links:
The Darkest Frost, Volume 1: Amazon

The Darkest Frost, Volume 2: Amazon

Author Interview:
1. Describe your book in ten words or less. A Gothic paranormal romance with a twist.

2. What genre is your book?

It’s a hybrid, really: Romance, Gothic, paranormal, urban fantasy, mystery, suspense. Oh, and there’s just a dash of insanity as well—or so I’ve been told. :-)

3. What draws you to this genre?

The sky’s the limit.  Novelists are given much freedom in the creation process with fiction, but paranormal romance writers are at a huge advantage because we can make up own laws of nature. Gravity isn’t an issue for us. Neither is life or death. With paranormal romance, life and death are what we make of them since both are subject to the author’s imagination. However, there’s a catch. You have to stay true to the laws of the universe you create.

4. Where do you get information or ideas for your book?

My imagination combined with environmental influences, the arts, just everything. Writers are figurative sponges. We observe and absorb, then it all explodes on the page.

5. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

At 13. However, I didn’t know what ‘type’ of writer I’d end up being. I started with poetry. Journalism after that, but in the end, I gravitated toward fiction. I didn’t like the limitations of news reporting. Although I got my creative outlet with feature writing, it wasn’t enough. So later on, I joined RWA (Romance Writers of America) and honed my craft there. My RWA membership was one of the best decisions I ever made. I’m no longer in RWA, but I have nothing but gratitude for the organization. I met a lot of wonderful people, and learned a great deal.

6. Do you write full-time or part-time?

I’d say it’s a mixture of both.

7. Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?

I can’t name a favorite novel. There are just too many to mention as you’ll see from my list of favorite authors. :-) In romance it’s LaVyrle Spencer, Sandra Brown, Diana Gabaldon, Karen Marie Moning, Anne Stuart, Jeaniene Frost, Maggie Shayne,  J.M. Darhower, SEP (and TONS of others), as well as some horror novelists like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Peter Straub, and Richard Matheson. The latter is the only science fiction author I read. I don’t like sci-fi, but Matheson’s stories have such cool spins on them that I forget I’m reading sci-fi. And I guess that’s because his books include a little bit of everything in them:  horror, mystery, sci-fi, paranormal, time travel, romance… He was the author of Bid Time Return, which was later made into Somewhere In Time starring Christopher Reeve.

8. What book/s are you reading at present?

It’s a re-read actually. Jane Eyre.

9. What's next for you? What are you working on now?

I’m working on Temptation’s Edge which features Trace Dawson’s baby brother Coltrane. He suffers from schizoaffective disorder. The story is just a basic contemporary romance. Well, okay, my books have a tendency to evolve, so I’ll say, “As of today, it’s just a basic contemporary romance.” :-)

10. What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

To be honest, Katiria, I’m horrible at these things, so I find myself looking for the last question so I can be done. LOL  Sorry, but I’ve never been good at interviews. :-)
Thank you so much Tanya for your time and interview!



Double Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) & Loving Storm (Ashes & Embers sequel to book 1) by by Carian Cole

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Carian Cole has surprised us with a double cover reveal – and they are HOT!!
Storm (Ashes & Embers book 1) has a new cover!
Cover Designer : Kari Ayasha at Cover to Cover Designs
Model : Joel Hicks
Photog : Joel Hicks Book Covers
  Storm has also gone through a make-over with new formatting and has been re-edited to fix a few small hiccups in grammar and punctuation. The story itself has not changed!
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Loving Storm (an Ashes & Embers sequel for Storm)
Cover Designer : Kari Ayasha at Cover to Cover Designs
Models : Joel Hicks and Arianna Lily
Photog : Joel Hicks Book covers
  Loving Storm Blurb: I met him in a snow storm... We spent forty-eight hours trapped in the back of his pickup truck. We fought. We touched. We fell. Hard. She literally crashed into my life... The last thing I wanted was a relationship. Especially with a quirky chick that drove me insane. But something about her got under my skin, and into my heart. And I had to have her. All of her. Now. Falling in love in the back of a truck, just the two of us, was easy. Finding out he’s a famous rock star, dealing with jealous fans, psycho exes, and demons from the past....not so easy. Release Date : TBA   OTHER BOOKS IN THE ASHES AND EMBERS SERIES Vandal (Ashes & Embers book 2)
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  Amazon US : Amazon UK :   Lukas (Ashes & Embers book 3)
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  Amazon US : Amazon UK :   ABOUT CARIAN I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives. Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in the mountains of beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.   STALK HER! Website : Facebook profile : Facebook page : Ashes & Embers Facebook group : Twitter : Pinterest : Newsletter sign up :  
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Release Day Blitz: Vagabonds On the Rocks (Vagabonds #3) by Jade C. Jamison


The explosive conclusion to the Vagabonds trilogy!

After playing second fiddle in the all-girl rock band the Vagabonds, lead guitarist Kyle Summers decides to break out on her own and puts together a band that helps her shine as a solo act.

But the road is uphill and success seems elusive. She begins to question herself and her talent, wondering if she should sell out to win the adoration of her old fans or stubbornly follow her heart and continue to languish in relative obscurity.

On-again, off-again love interest CJ Slavin helps Kyle get her new band off the ground but refuses to commit to their relationship, once more leaving Kyle feeling alone, unloved, and unimportant, and those emotions lead her to do rash, irrevocable things on the road, things that could drive CJ away for good. Will they finally admit their feelings to one another and forsake all others or split for good, and will Kyle finally find the fame she’s been working her ass off for or will she leave it all behind, a broken woman?

Find out in the final tale of the Vagabonds trilogy!

On the Run (Vagabonds #1)

 On the Road (Vagabonds #2)


 For years, Jade C. Jamison tried really hard to write what she thought was more "literary" fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her today--sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light tales--but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and characters finding their way through life. While she doesn't confine herself to just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her work could be called erotic romance. Her main writing passions include rock star romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.

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That's What He Said Thursday #19: The Darkest Frost: Volume 2 (TDF #2) by Tanya Holmes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

That's What He Said Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Chapter Break every Thursday posted a favorite line for your book boyfriend to his heroine. Come in and join the fun
 The Darkest Frost: Volume 2 (TDF #2)
 By Tanya Holmes
Here Are My Favorite Lines For This Week:
"What I said back at the house still stands. The truth is here, in my eyes. So the next time you go looking for something in them, don't be surprised when you find yourself there. Cause that's where you've been all along." His fierce gaze swept over me once more. "I fucking love you. Don't ever doubt that."
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Now I absolutely love love love and adore The Darkest Frost two volumes. But the second volume is my all time favorite book. This is a very different and unique story that I have ever read, and I enjoyed it lots. But I won't say who's talking to Denieve because I don't want to spoil it for anybody. But if you haven't read this duology. I highly do recommend it to everybody! It is absolutely a brilliant and fantastic duology and one of my top favorite books of 2015 so far!

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Resentment by Nicole London

Title: Resentment
Author: Nicole London
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: October 29, 2015


Re•sent•ment (noun)

The act of hating – no, fucking loathing Dean Collins. (Yes, I’m well aware that’s not the actual definition, but it might as well be...)

It’s been ten years since we've seen each other and the feelings are still as strong.

I’m not going to bore you with all the details of how our love was once intoxicating, consuming, and perfect.

Because it was . . . until it wasn't.

I've been fine without him. I haven’t missed his cruelty, his coldness and his spite.

And after the ugliest breakup in the history of breakups, I forced myself to move on.

Year by year, the feelings I had for him slowly drifted away, but one encounter with him recently changed everything. One encounter made me realize how the heart doesn't forget shit, and how my mind is going to have to work overtime to make sure I never forget my definition of resentment.

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“Are you coming to the pep rally tonight?” he asks.

“Probably not.”


“School spirit isn’t really my thing. No offense, but…football isn’t either.”

He laughs, and I suddenly realize that the two of us have never talked about football during our sessions together. In fact, whenever I’ve brought it up, he’s changed the subject to something else.

“Well,” he says, letting my hand go. “You should come for me instead.”

“What? What do you mean?”

“I mean, since you’re not into school spirit or football, but you’re clearly into me, you can make an exception and come tonight.”

“You’re getting quite presumptuous lately.” I put on my best poker face. “Do I need to help you with that definition?”

“Not when I know the true word you’re looking for is cognizant.” He grins, stepping back. “I hope to see you tonight.”

“I’ll think about it.”

“I’m sure you always do.” He gives me a look so sexy that I almost melt into the floor.

Goddamn, Dean Collins…

Author Bio

Nicole London is an aspiring author who is currently trapped in a terrible 9 to 5 and wishes Starbucks actually made decent drinks. She recently discovered her passion for writing after reading a ton of amazing indie books, and she plans to publish her first book, Resentment, October 29th.

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