Book Tour: Remembering Raven: Sabine by Lacey Edward

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Author Lacey Edward has released a new paranormal romance and when we read its synopsis, we couldn’t help but sign on to become part of her tour. There’s a giveaway involved too, so do read on and enjoy!

Remembering Raven by Lacey EdwardRemembering Raven: Sabine

Remembering Raven

Book 2

Lacey Edward

Genre: Paranormal romance/suspense

Publisher: Asselin Group Online Publisher

Date of Publication: April 24, 2015

ISBN: 978-1511873895

ASIN: B00WMXCK0G

Number of pages: 104

Word Count: 20,000

Book Description:

Raven LeClaire is still reeling from the murder of a young woman that turned out to be a reading client when there is another disappearance. On top of her connection to the victims, she is grappling with some newly discovered psychic abilities that have appeared, seemingly, from nowhere.

Then there is the very handsome and sexy Viktor Thorssen. She knows that he wants her as much as she wants him but he keeps turning away from her at the last minute. As frustrating as it is for her, she has no idea of the turmoil that he is suffering at having to keep her at arm’s length.

There are secrets that Raven needs to know before Viktor will feel comfortable entering a physical relationship with her. He feels that there is too much going on in her life at the moment and he does not want to overwhelm her by confessing his secrets to her. And he has many of them.

Things are quickly escalating as another beautiful young woman becomes a victim of horrible torture and murder. When she appears to Raven, she and Viktor are, once again, drawn into a deadly game where someone quite dangerous is controlling the players. While the police have no real leads, Viktor thinks he may have an idea of who is behind it all.

He has an enemy that dates back centuries. This is an enemy that he thought he was rid of forever. Now, as it turns out, that may not be quite true. All he knows is that he must stop this monster before both he and Raven become victims again.

Is Raven ready to hear the whole truth? Viktor knows that the only way he has a chance of winning is to tell her everything. But can he risk it?

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/qIrhlx6Bu0M

 

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Remembering Raven by Lacey EdwardsChapter One

 

“Now remember to contact me if you need me,” Raven LeClaire said to her latest reading client.

“I so appreciate that, Ms. Raven,” Aimee said effusively as they hugged. “It just makes me feel so much better knowing that you’re here for me!”

“I want to be here for you, Aimee,” Raven replied. “Now you go get busy with what you need to do. Don’t be afraid. You will be able to pull this off with no problem.”

Raven walked Aimee to the front door of the shop and gave her a final encouraging smile. Then she watched the young woman as she walked with a determined gait down the busy sidewalk through the throng of people.

Yes, Aimee can do this as long she keeps up her determination.

Finally turning away from the window, she walked back to join her friend and business partner Allegra Canelle at the front counter.

“So, were you able to help her?” Allegra asked.

“Yeah, I think so,” Raven nodded. “As long as she keeps her determined spirit, she will prove to her boss that she is more than ready for this promotion over that newer guy working at the firm. Aimee’s doing all the right things so far. She just needs to push it a little harder. That guy she’s up against for promotion really isn’t ready to take on all of this responsibility. Sometimes that good old boys network still raises its ugly head. But she can beat it.”

“That’s good to hear,” Allegra smiled. “Anytime you are right in a reading, our business skyrockets.”

“Well, you know what they say about word of mouth advertising,” Raven laughed. “I suppose you are heading out with your mystery man tonight?”

“Of course,” Allegra said as she tossed her mane of auburn hair coyly. “I can’t explain it, Raven. But I have such a connection with this guy! He makes me feel everything that all of those bodice ripper romances talk about.”

“Really,” Raven stated dubiously. “You have said that in the past, you know.”

“Yes, yes,” Allegra said dismissively. “I’m well aware of how I have behaved with men in the past. But I’m telling you, Raven, this guy is truly different.”

“Well, then, I can’t wait to meet the man that has turned my friend around when it comes to serious romances.”

“You will meet him, I promise,” Allegra said as she raised her hand as if swearing what she said to be the truth.

“Can’t you at least tell me his name?” Raven inquired.

“I suppose that telling you his first name wouldn’t hurt anything,” Allegra said hesitantly. “Ok, his name is Philippe.”

“Wow,” Raven said as she raised an eyebrow. “That’s quite a fancy name he has!”

“Don’t you start!” Allegra exclaimed. “You were the one that wanted to know his name!”

“I know, I know,” Raven laughed. “I was just teasing you. It really is a very nice name.”

“Well, that’s all the information you’re getting on him for now.”

“So tell me,” Raven leaned into to Allegra. “Does he dress French?”

“Stop it!” Allegra exclaimed as she swatted a hand at Raven.

There was no way to know how long this discussion would have lasted if the little bell above the shop door had not tinkled just then to announce the arrival of a customer. They both turned to greet the new arrival and saw that it was Sabine LaPointe, the lovely new client that had come to see Raven only a few short weeks ago.

She looked just as lovely as she had the first time Raven had done a reading for her. Her dark hair was once more in long braid that hung provocatively over one shoulder and her gorgeous golden brown eyes were still just as compelling. There was something different about her that Raven sensed immediately.

“Sabine!” she exclaimed. “How wonderful to see you!”

“Thank you, Raven,” Sabine replied smiling. “I was wondering if you would have time to read for me today.”

“Of course! In fact, I’ve got some free time right now if you would like!”

Raven wasn’t sure if she imagined the look of relief that crossed Sabine’s face but she chose to pretend she had not noticed.

“Yes, please,” Sabine said. “Now would be perfect!”

“Come this way, then,” Raven said as she led her to reading alcove.

Once there, she invited Sabine to sit as she lowered the drape to afford them some privacy. Then she joined her and started to shuffle the Tarot cards.

“You look as if you’re doing quite well,” Raven said as she shuffled. “Are there any particular questions or concerns that you would like to address today?”

Sabine seemed to think about her answer before delivering it.

“I took your advice, Raven,” she finally said. “I accepted the modeling job and it has been going very well so far. They’re really keeping me busy and the money is amazing! I’ve never had so much fun working. I almost feel guilty calling it work.”

Raven smiled broadly.

“I’m so happy to hear that, Sabine! See? The cards were right! Now, let’s see what they have to say about things for you today.”

Turning over the first card, Raven smiled.

“Three of Cups,” she announced. “You’ve had plenty of celebrating to do since you were here last!”

“Yes!” Sabine eagerly agreed. “I definitely have! As I said, the modeling job is perfect and, well, there have been other developments, too.”

“Oh really?” Raven teased slightly. “Well, let’s just have a look!”

Turning over another card, she smiled even brighter.

“The Sun says that you are happy in all areas of your life currently,” Raven said. “This must mean that you dealt with the new man situation. He’s going along with you on the new job, then.”

Sabine nodded somewhat shyly.

“Yes, I was worried at first that he wouldn’t support me in it, but now he seems to be fine about it all.”

“Then I am relieved for you, Sabine,” Raven said even though she was starting to feel a little shiver of apprehension.

Turning over another card, she frowned slightly.

“The Devil,” she said. “This is your card of obstacles or potentials. In this case, it might be either or both. You see, the Devil shows temptation that is bad for you. It also shows you breaking free of some type of negative bonds that have been holding you back. The advice to keep the bad from happening to you is in the next card which is the High Priestess. This card shows that you have excellent intuition and that you are aware that someone important to you has many secrets that he is keeping from you.”

“You said ‘he’. Does that mean Henri is the one keeping secrets from me?” Sabine asked worriedly.

“He very well could be, Sabine,” Raven replied. “But we knew all along that he might not be the best man for you.”

“What else do you see, Raven?” she asked.

Raven turned over another card. It was the Eight of Swords.

“The Eight of Swords tells us that you have the ability still to escape the trap that might be approaching you. But you must pay attention to your intuition. It will never steer you wrong,” Raven said.

She reached across the table and laid her hand on Sabine’s.

“You already know in your heart that something is not right,” she said intently. “You don’t have to admit to me. But you must admit it to yourself.”

“No, no,” Sabine said somewhat frantically. “I do want to tell you. I just don’t want it to be true.”

“Then, if you feel that you want to share something with me, please do.”

“Well, you know I told you that Henri has been very supportive of me in my modeling,” she began.

Raven nodded, encouraging her to continue.

Sabine took a deep breath.

“I’ve just had this feeling that he only became so cooperative when he saw how much money that I was making. I’m afraid that…that he’s been…. stealing from me.”

Raven briefly closed her eyes.

“Ok,” she said softly. “Sabine, you already know the truth and what you need to do. There is no reason to put it off now. You have this amazing career in front of you! Don’t let this piece of garbage tear you down! Stealing from you? No. You must end things, but you must not do it alone.”

“What do you mean?” Sabine inquired with a slight tremble in her voice.

“I mean have some people very nearby when you end things with Henri. I fear that he may be dangerous. Actually, when is your next out of town modeling assignment?”

“I’m to leave on Friday,” Sabine replied. “It’s for a shoot in Holland.”

“Then that’s perfect!” Raven exclaimed. “If he already knows that you’re going, then you will have the ideal opportunity to end things with him. Make sure you are not alone with him. How long will you be gone?”

“I’m not exactly sure,” she said. “At least a couple of weeks, maybe a little longer. It is a shoot for several projects. The photographer is the same one for all of them and just felt that it would save on time to do them all at once.”

“Does Henri know where you are going?”

“Not precisely,” Sabine said. “Just that I am going to Holland.”

“Ok, that’s good then. Still, I would feel a lot better if you were to keep someone with you at all times. Do you understand?”

“Yeah, I do,” Sabine sighed. “I just hate feeling like I have to be afraid of someone that I have begun to have feelings for, you know?”

“I do understand, sweetheart,” Raven said as she tried to comfort Sabine. “But the right man will come along for you and it will not be that far in the future.”

The rest of the reading was rather ordinary and, except for that niggling little feeling of apprehension, it went well. Raven hugged Sabine and walked her to the door of the shop. She continued to watch her as she walked away. When she returned to straighten up the reading table, she drew one more card on impulse regarding Sabine.

It was the Ten of Swords.

About the Author:

Lacey Edward was born and raised in Canada. She writes mainly paranormal romance fiction but enjoys throwing in a little mystery and suspense for good measure and to keep things interesting. Her first experience with vampires was the Barnabas Collins book she read in grade eight. She devoured it and never looked back – well, maybe over her shoulder once or twice.

Lacey lives in the country with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy skiing and sliding in the winter, swimming, golfing, and boating in the summer, and music all year long. Lacey also tries to keep up her mixed martial arts skills, just in case one of her unsavoury characters comes to life…

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Thanks for being with us, Lacey, and good luck with your novella Remembering Raven: Sabine! Folks, enjoy and have a great day.

Blog Tour for VOICES by Clarissa Johal

Our friend, paranormal author Clarissa Johal has returned with a spooky new novel, VOICES. Read on for a little about the book. It looks intriguing, so do read on. Oh, and there’s a giveaway at the end of this post so don’t miss that. Without further ado, Clarissa, take it away.

Follow the tour (link to schedule is below) to read exclusive excerpts, guest posts, and spotlights.

“Sometimes the ghosts from your past…are real.” Continue reading

Blog tour: Mia Hoddell: Seasons of Change Box Set

 

Seasons of Change Box Set

Books 1-4 + Exclusive Bonus Stories

by Mia Hoddell

Genre: YA Romance

Release date: November 27th 2014

Blurb:

You can now get all four Amazon best-selling novellas in the Seasons of Change series, plus two exclusive short stories, in one box set.

These feel-good contemporary romances follow the seasons as characters change for the better, find themselves, and overcome fears.

All of the novellas are standalone reads, but can be enjoyed as a series because characters overlap. This box set includes:

Summer Demons: Jenna Shaw jumped on a plane and flew to Portugal to try and forget her past. However, forced to deal with her memories due to an ill-timed joke, Jenna’s holiday is derailed by the charismatic Ethan Brooks. She sees him as an annoyance; he sees her as a challenge. And when all of his usual tricks only serve to push her away, Ethan has to work harder than ever if he wants to win over and help his mysterious girl.

Winter Angel: When Amy’s suggestion of a beach holiday is overruled in favour of skiing she couldn’t have predicted it might make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to commit to a serious relationship again. The minute she sees Luke, she knows something’s wrong, and her desire to fix people means she wants to be the one to help him. However, she didn’t go on holiday to fall for someone, and whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Autumn Ghosts: Only one person knows what truly lies in Ellie Jeffords’ heart, and that’s herself. Hating the course she is studying, Ellie is failing and when a friend’s cousin, Justin, offers to tutor her, she jumps at the chance. However, as the pressure of exams starts to break Ellie, Justin wants her to confide in him. The only problem is that he can’t persuade her to talk without revealing his own dark secret, and forcing Ellie to choose between her parents’ dreams and her own will cost her something she loves.

Spring Knight: Kayleigh Barrow is most comfortable on stage where she can pretend she’s someone else, but when auditions for the latest production are opened up to the entire university, the lines between fantasy and reality start to blur. Thrown together with renowned player, Aiden Hanson, she can’t longer hide her feelings for him. However, he’s never had a serious relationship and Kayleigh refuses to be another conquest. When her acting starts to become real and she can no longer hide behind her character, Kayleigh must decide whether Aiden’s worth the risk, or if he will end up breaking her heart.

Plus 2 exclusive short stories:
Summer Revenge:
Jenna promised she’d get Ethan back for his prank, and it’s time to cash in. Read about what happened after the couple left Portugal.

Season of Love: There’s beach fun, flirting, and mischief as all of the Seasons of Change couples take part in a beach competition.

Buy it now, save 20% and get more content than if purchased separately.





Spring Knight Excerpt
Black. It was the only colour she could see as she stood on top of the platform. Her vision had tunnelled with the waves of vertigo that hit her body, allowing only the dark colour into her eye line. With the strength of a gale force wind, it pounded on her chest, causing her to stumble back as its icy hold sent a shiver along her spine. The break from seeing the ground wasn’t enough, though. She couldn’t go far enough to feel safe. If she moved more than one step in any direction she would fall.
She felt dizzy … lightheaded.
It was the worst possible time to find out she was scared of heights, but maybe it was the thought of jumping rather than the actual distance. Not only did she feel faint, but also sick. Kayleigh didn’t even know how those two actions could combine, but she let out a nervous giggle and hoped another type of blackness would capture her mind before she made a complete fool of herself. It probably made her sound insane, but she couldn’t stop the sound.
No longer could she find the answer to why she was on a platform, willing herself to fall. It had seemed logical and easy on the climb up, but now she suddenly felt as if she was standing on top of a building, rather than a few metres in the air. Her heart was pounding in her chest; the rhythm frantic as she urged herself to peer over the edge once more. Palms slick with sweat, her fingers slipping over each other, she twitched nervously as she strained her neck to catch a glimpse of the floor.
“I can do this. Just lean back and it will all be over,” she muttered to herself, only
adding to the crazy image she had going on.
People were shuffling anxiously on the ground, unsettled by her actions. “Block them out, Kayleigh. You can do this,” she chanted ritually under her breath before she inhaled sharply. Slowly counting, she exhaled with a deep sigh when she reached twenty. Her whole body relaxed with the action and Kayleigh closed her eyes, trying to find a sense of peace and stillness. Unfortunately, all it did was make her knees weaker. Reopening her eyes, Kayleigh kept her head up and her chin parallel with the floor. If she didn’t look down, what she was about to do couldn’t scare her … at least that’s what she told herself.
Block it out. Everything. Focus on your breathing. It’ll be over in seconds.
Taking one last deep breath, her gaze hardened and she picked a spot across the room to focus on. She shuffled to the edge, her bare toes skimming the lip of the platform.
She was just about to turn around when something interrupted her focus. A door slammed hard,
and into the room walked the last person she expected to see. His cool, blue eyes found hers instantly, holding multiple questions as to why she was doing what she was. Yet Kayleigh didn’t stop to think any further. The last thing she needed was to appear weak in front of him, and she’d only just calmed herself down.
Turning, Kayleigh edged back so that only her toes were balanced on the edge, her heels
hanging off. She felt like a diver, but with worse balance since her legs had started to shake.
She couldn’t hold the position long.
“Ready!” she shouted, loud enough to silence the room. Normally she hated being the centre
of attention, and wanted to shrink into the darkest corner possible. However, today she would kill anyone who wasn’t focused on her. Today she needed all eyes to be on her or everything was going to end badly.
She heard counting below. “Three … Two … One …” As they reached the final number
Kayleigh pushed all thoughts from her mind and leaned back, her arms crossed over her chest tightly.

 

Displacing her weight, her body fell.
 
 
About the Author
 
Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.
 
With three poems published before the age of sixteen, Mia moved on to short stories but finding she had too much to tell with too little space, Mia progressed to novels. She started her first series (The Wanderer Trilogy) at the age of fourteen and since then hasn’t stopped writing. Seasons of Change is her third series and with an ever growing list of ideas, Mia is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.
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**Giveaway**

3x copies of Summer Demons and Winter Angel (ebooks)

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Blog Tour Schedule
1. Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – Spotlight
2. Coffee Books & Art – Spotlight
3. Raven Reviews – Guest Post

28th
1. Teshelle Combs, YA Author – Character Interview
2. I’d So Rather Be Reading – Spotlight
3. Serenity Books –Interview
4. Girl Seeks Place – Spotlight

29th
1. The Paige Turner – Review
2. Lost to Books –Character Interview
3. Paranormal & Romance author  Juli D Revezzo – Spotlight
30th
1. JeanzBookReadNReview – Spotlight
2. Universal Bookworm – Review
3. Bookish Things & More – Spotlight
4. BYOBooks – Spotlight
5. Underneath the Covers – Spotlight

1st
1. Sharon Stevens – Spotlight
2. Fallen Over Book Reviews – Spotlight
3. Ramblings on Reading – Spotlight
4. Mrs Jenny Reads – Interview

2nd
1. Ottilie Weber – Spotlight or Guest Post
2. Behind the Pages – Spotlight
3. Reading in Twilight – Spotlight
4. My Name is Rose – Character Profile
3rd
1. The Howling Turtle – Spotlight
2. Desert Rose Reviews – Character Interview
3. My Name is Rose – Character Profile

4th
1. The Phantom Paragrapher – Spotlight
2. Mean Who You Are – Guest Post
3. My Name is Rose – Character Profile
4. To Read or Not to Read – Guest Post

5th
1. Pinky Pollock – Spotlight
2. All In One Place – Review + Character Interview
3. My Name is Rose – Character Profile
4. JC’s Book Haven – Spotlight

6th
1. Sharon Stevens – Review
2. I Read Indie – Spotlight
3. Romance Bookworm’s Reviews – Spotlight

7th
1. Ginger Reader – Spotlight
2. Sara Furlong – Interview

Fall into Fantasy Giveaway

I am participating in New Adult speculative fiction author Ash Krafton’s Fall into Fantasy giveaway. Many other authors are participating as well, authors of fantasy, New Adult, and Young Adult fantasy. Aside from the main prize pack featuring, Ash Krafton, April Aasheim, Marsha A. Moore, Julie Reece, James Garcia Jr, and many more. I’ll be giving away a Smashwords coupon for an e-copy of my New Adult fantasy romance CHANGELING’S CROWN. Go see all of the fine participating authors here, and have fun!

The NA Fantasy portion of the Rafflecopter giveaway is here.

A brand new tour

I’m going on tour again…yes, another webtour. This one courtesy of Fire and Ice Book Tours, I’ll be visiting a whole new set of sites. We’re also featuring another giveaway so do follow along by checking out the following schedule.

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Master (past) Schedule.

And there’s a giveaway. One winner will win any title (ebook only) from my backlist. Enter through the Rafflecopter.

Do stop by! It should be fun. :) My thanks to Shelly–and Cherry Mischievous!–for setting this up for me.

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Past stops:
8/12 Fantastic Indie Author’s (Interview)
Stop 2 The Book Recluse (Review)

8/13 Literary Chanteuse
Stop 2 Teen Romance Books List
Stop 3 Memories in a Box

8/14 Peace Love and Writing

Stop 2 Coffee, Books, and Art (Guest Post)

8/15 Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

8/16 Underneath the Covers

8/18 Fiction Zeal (Guest Post)

8/19 Cryptic Reads (Review)

Stop 2 Book Skater

Faeries on parade! Otherwise known as a book tour.

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I hope you all had a good weekend. I did. :) I tried to do some reading but in the end, I ended up vegging out on the couch, watching Gandhi (it’s a good movie! :)). Hope I’ve stored up enough energy because…starting today, Changeling’s Crown is going on tour. That’s right. I have a Bewitching Book Tour scheduled. The stops for this tour are as follows (and I will update the list with direct links as they come in):

 

Today I am at:

The link for the Rafflecopter giveaway is here.

August 4 Interview and review
Ebook Escapes

 

August 4 Spotlight & review
Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.

August 4 Spotlight

Share My Destiny

 

I hope to see you there! :)
Past events in the tour: