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Cover Reveal Alicia a Short Story by Gloria Weber

The WIPpeteers are really getting it out there lately. Today, I share in spreading the word for the upcoming release of Gloria Weber’s short story Alicia due out August 18 by Solstice Publishing’s imprint Summer Solstice. Here’s a bit of a teaser…

aliciapromobody2Oooh… murder mystery with a twist. As you can see from the trailer…

Mark you calendars and add Alicia to your TBR list!

A bit about the Author.
Gloria Weber lives in Ohio with her husband, son, daughter, and many pets. She has been writing for publication since March 2006 with over a dozen titles published. Her favorite letter is L.

You can connect with Gloria via her Website, Twitter @GloriaWeberG+, Facebook, and Goodreads.

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Cover Reveal First Choice, Second Chance a Romance by Fallon Brown

Today I’m sharing fellow WIPpeteer’s Fallon Brown‘s cover reveal for her novel First Choice, Second Chance, the first in her small town contemporary romance series Kurztown, set to be released 8/18/15. And, just to keep you in suspense just a bit longer, the blurb:

One wrong choice doesn’t have to lead to another

Seven years ago, he watched her drive away.

Lila Corelli was the love of Mason Akeley’s life, but she chose a music career and another man over him. He thought it would destroy him, but he’s been scraping by; on the family farm and in life. Now, she’s back in town, and he feels like he’s barely hanging on.

She made a wrong choice.

Lila knows she made a mistake. She thought she had been on the right path; to her career, love, her life. Instead, she never saw the disaster one wrong choice could cause. Now, with everything gone, she returns to her hometown, hoping to find her way to a new path.

Mason’s love for Lila has never died, but he’s afraid to open himself to be hurt again. Lila chose the wrong future once, and she worries she’ll be making another bad choice that will only lead to more destruction. But, if they can untangle their past from their present, they just might be able to find their future together.

Okay, ready for it?

The great cover, designed by Marianne Nowicki (http://www.premadebookcovershop.com)

The great cover, designed by Marianne Nowicki (http://www.premadebookcovershop.com)

And to add to your excitement, an excerpt of your very own.

He held up a hand to stop her. “Give me a shot of Jack.” He caught Lila at the edge of his vision. “Actually make it a double.”

Jess hesitated then poured the drink and passed it over to him. He took the first sip and winced at the burn. He wasn’t sure if he would ever get used to it. The whiskey warmed the parts of him that had gone cold with Lila’s arrival. He kept his eyes focused on the wall across the bar as he took the second sip. He still knew the moment she stepped up beside him. He didn’t know if her scent still lived in his memory and he recognized it, or if it went deeper. He didn’t even have to hear her voice. It was in his head, in his dreams, every day and every night. When she ordered a drink, it twisted around his heart again.

His fingers tightened around the glass. He was almost afraid it would shatter right there in his fist. He dragged in some air through his nose, but it only came back out sounded strangled. He started to turn away. He needed to put some space between them. He couldn’t handle having her so close. As soon as he took a step, her hand was on his arm, the muscles in it cording tighter. “Mason.”

He was going to explode, shatter into tiny pieces no one would ever be able to put back together again. He had to get away. He didn’t even respond to her saying his name. He set the glass on the top of the bar. It must have been harder than he planned because a crack sounded when he did it. He didn’t even look back. “Put it on my tab, Jess. All of it.”

His head pounded. He didn’t think it was the alcohol or the music. It was Lila. It had always been Lila. He pushed out through the door. Then braced his hand against the side of the building and squeezed his eyes shut. The door opened again, and he didn’t even look behind him. Instead he strode across the small parking lot to his truck. She called his name again, but he didn’t stop. He checked his mirror to make sure she wasn’t right behind him, he certainly didn’t hate her that much. She still stood close to the building. She had her arms wrapped around her, and stared after him. His eyes started to burn. Then, he backed out of his parking spot and pulled out of the lot. The gravel spun under his tires, but he didn’t care. He wanted to put distance between them. Before he lost the grip he barely kept on his sanity.

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A bit about the author: Fallon Brown was born and raised in a tiny town in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania. At one time, she dreamed of having a cabin in the woods or mountains where she could be left alone to write. Instead she spent three years studying psychology before realizing that wasn’t for her. She now lives outside of a slightly larger small town in the same corner of her home state with her husband, two children, dog, and cat.

She spends her days interfering in the lives of fictional characters while trying to keep a semblance of a clean house. Often the clean house bit fails.

Follow her on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and don’t forget to check out her blog for all the latest news and updates.

 

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Cover Reveal Flames of Redemption

You get a bonus post today as I join in the cover reveal for Flames of Redemption by our very own WIPpeteer Fallon Brown. Not only that, but you get an excerpt as well! If you like firefighters, cps, romance, and oozing tension, you’ll want to put this book on your TBR list. Add it to your Goodreads page here.

Title: Flames of Redemption
Cover Design: Marianne Nowicki
Release Date: January 2015

FlamesofRedemptionSmallerWebUseKayla Brooke has firefighting in her blood. She followed her father’s footsteps into the Crystal Glen Fire Department, but when she shows an interest in the whys, she moves into her uncle’s path; fire investigation. Fighting the flames has cost her: a man she thought she’d loved and friends taken by the flames that call to her. After her fiance walked out on her because he could handle what she was, she never expected another man to light a different kind of fire in her blood. Until Adrian Riley ran into her life.

 Adrian Riley came from a family of cops, but he decided to start over in a town where no one knows his family. Now, on the fast track to promotion, he thinks this new case could be the key to proving himself. Then, he butts heads with a hotheaded firefighter on the scene, and his whole world turns upside down. She could be the key to everything, or the one weakness that could take him down.

 They fight the sparks that threaten to burn them both. But, once they light, there’s no stopping the blaze. Kayla’s been burned before, but this time the flames may consume her. When more fires start, they know it’s more than a simple case. But, when the arsonist seems to have turned his attention to Kayla, Adrian will do everything within his power to keep her safe, even stand between her and the fire.

 

EXCERPT:

When she stepped outside, though, the cop was still there. She couldn’t see his face as he leaned over the railing of the porch, but she still recognized him. The lines of his back were as strong as his front even with his coat on. Maybe it was a good thing that he reminded her of a fighter. He’d fight for this family, for Josh, if it did turn out to be arson.

Something about his posture now was different than when he’d been inside. The bowed back, his head hanging down. He couldn’t have been hurt in the time it took to walk out here, but she knew not all pain was physical. She was sure of it when a shudder passed over his body. What was wrong with him? She hadn’t gotten the impression he had known Josh. He hadn’t seemed affected inside.

She took a step toward him but backed away again when he spun toward her. His hand reached toward his side, where he was probably used to wearing a shoulder holster. He wouldn’t carry a gun to a funeral home though, would he? His jacket lifted, revealing the badge on his belt.

She held her hands up and worked up a smile. “I come in peace.”

He relaxed a bit, but something still held him rigid. The pain was evident in those hard blue eyes. “You’re one of Josh Nunley’s colleagues.”

His voice put her on edge. Her own back stiffened. “One of his sisters, so to speak. What are you doing here? Aren’t we allowed peace to grieve our brother’s loss?”

“I wasn’t trying to get in the way,” he said. “In fact, I tried to be as unobtrusive as possible. I’ve lost colleagues in the line of duty before. I understand. But I still have a job to do. I would think you’d want me to find who is responsible for your friend’s death.”

About Fallon Brown:

Fallon Brown was born and raised in a tiny town in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania. At one time, she dreamed of having a cabin in the woods or mountains where she could be left alone to write. Instead she spent three years studying psychology before realizing that wasn’t for her. She now lives outside of a slightly larger small town in the same corner of her home state with her husband, two children, dog, and cat.

She spends her days interfering in the lives of fictional characters while trying to keep a semblance of a clean house. Often the clean house bit fails. She published her first novel, Duty to Protect, in April of 2014, and with all the characters crowding in her head, there is more to come.

You can find her around the online world at:  Blog   Twitter    Facebook  &  Goodreads

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Oh Fallon Brown, Oh Fallon Brown, Because it Sounds Like Tananbaum!

C’mon. Admit it. That may be the screwiest blog title yet, but I think if you sing it, you’ll see how cool it actually is.

Anyhow, it’s that time of year when things seem to go into crazy mode everywhere you look. People are scrambling to get things done, stress levels are through the roof, there are gifts to find, decorations to put up, food to bake (and eat). I hope however and wherever you choose to celebrate that you have a wondrous Holiday Season, regardless of what you call it. I’ll be taking next week off as far as WIPpets go. Sad, I know. But I’m sure everyone will find something to fill their time. I’m also going to hold off on WIPpterviews next week as well so the next one will be the 30th. Mark your calendars.

One more bit of business: If you recall last week or so I mentioned the possibility of a Giveaway. I am hammering out the details  and will announce those either over the weekend or on Monday. There will be multiple chances to win an autographed copy of any of my books, as well as an ARC of Emergence.

Enough with the who-ha and businessy-schmisnessy schtuff and on to welcoming WIPpeteer Fallon Brown to my home on the web. Fallon comes to us all the way from Saturn… *looks at notes* I’m sorry, this is some sci-fi thing I’m reading. Give me a moment.

*sound of Muzak infiltrates room*

So, right, today we welcome the outstandingly talented Fallon Brown who hails from Pennsylvania. Not Saturn. Sorry about that, Fallon.

The multi-talented Fallon Brown ~ No, that's not terror in her eyes.

The multi-talented Fallon Brown ~ No, that’s not terror in her eyes.

FB: Common mistake. No big deal.

kls:Why don’t you come sit over here by the tree. A little closer, if you wouldn’t mind, I haven’t fed watered it today. Can I interest you in some cookies? Yes, those are cookies. They’re pfeffernusse, my favorite. Would you like some Ovaltine Egg Nog to wash those down?

FB: *looks nervously at the tree and refreshments*  I think I’ll just stick with my coffee, thanks.

kls: Fine, then, your choice. Now that you’re all settled in, let’s get on with it. First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself. Just who the heck are you?

FB: I’m Fallon Brown. I hail from a small town in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania that hardly anyone has probably ever heard of and now live in a slightly larger town that most people out of the area have never heard of. I’m a small town, country girl and pretty happy with that. I went to college for three years majoring in psychology and while I never got a degree, I don’t consider it a failure. I met my husband eight years ago online and have never regretted the decision to meet him in person about 2 weeks later.  I have two kids, a very smart six year old girl who takes after me, and a mischievous little monkey three year old boy. I spend my days taking caring of them and scribbling as many words as I can and my nights…well, sleeping.

kls: Monkey? Does he fly? They’re the best kind you know. Not that there’s anything wrong with a monkey that doesn’t fly.

FB: I’m actually surprised he hasn’t tried to. Just climbs everything for now with no fear.

kls: Fearless monkeys. They’ll keep you on your toes, that’s for sure. So, yeah, anyway, let’s talk WIPpeteers for a moment. What drew you to the WIPpeteers?

FB: I saw a few people tweeting about it and some of the blogs I followed were posting their snippets. I always want to share but then usually chicken out. So, I figured this would help push me out of my comfort zone. And true to form, I jumped in at the end of the month instead of waiting one more week.

kls: *laughs* Yes, if there is anything WIPpeteers are good at, besides writing, it is pushing people over the edge out of their comfort zone. So, what WIP(s) have you been sharing with our readers?

FB: I’ve shared a few different ones, depending on what I’m working on, either drafting or editing. Lately I’ve been sharing from Flames of Redemption, a project I tried to write before and am having a lot more success with getting past my blocks this time.

kls: What’s your favorite part of WIPpet Wednesday?

FB: Reading everyone’s excerpts.  I have slight panic attacks every Wednesday at the thought of other people reading mine, but I like the feedback too.

kls: Nothing wrong with a good panic attack. Proves the heart is still working. Outside of WW, what project(s) are you currently working on?

FB: I just finished the first draft of Flames of Redemption, a romantic suspense involving a cop, a firefighter, and lots of sparks at the end of November.  Now I’ll be working on edits for the first novel in another series, Slow Revenge and hopefully have it published early next year. Also, going to be re-plotting the second story in that series and probably rewriting it.

Outside of writing, I have some knitting and crochet projects on my plate. And really need to get around to decorating the house for Christmas.

kls: Ah, decorating. Yes. Well, you’ll notice there are only lights on the tree at the moment. I still haven’t gotten ’round to it. Possibly Monday, though. Not now, because now it’s time for some horn-blowing.  Did you bring your own? Mine has disappeared again. Tell our readers what you have out there, where to find it, what’s coming next, and where to connect with you.

FB: I don’t currently have anything  out there, but I’m hoping to have Slow Revenge,  another romantic suspense, out early next year.  And I already said that once. Anyway, you can find me at my blog: fallonbrownwrites.wordpress.com, at Twitter: @frbrown906 and my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fallon-Brown/110648795680839, although I’m rather inactive there. You’re more likely to find me on twitter than Facebook these days.

kls: Outstanding. All right, thinking cap off, first thing that pops into your head for the Lightning Round!

Coffee or tea? Coffee, usually way too much.

Rock or country? country

City, country, or seaside? Definitely country

Favorite color? blue

Favorite pastime besides penning fantastic tales? Reading, as well as knitting and crochet

kls: Funny and true knitting story. My mom used to knit. She is an intense Green Bay Packers fan (American football team for those of you international types). She gets very excited during the games. One game she was knitting away, needles clackity-clacking as she watched the game. My brother had chosen to sit beside her on the couch. Mom is getting wound up about a particular play and starts yelling, “Go, go, gooooo!” On the last ‘go’ she slams her hand down at her side. Or, as it turns out, stabs my brother in the leg with her knitting needle.  Entertaining for the rest of us. My brother? Not so much.

Anyhow, I think that’s all I have. Thanks so much for stopping by and for joining in the craziness that is WIPpet Wednesdays. Anything else you’d like to share? Any final thoughts?

FB: I’m just glad I have other people I can share my craziness, err, I mean, my characters with.

kls: And we’re glad to have you. Or be had. And, another reminder WIPpeteers, get me those questions you’re just dying to ask me.

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