Blog Hop!

Welcome to Savannah Verte’s Thanksgiving Crossword Blog Hop! Let’s start with a bit of a feature about her book then the details for the hop! The puzzle is at the bottom of the post for you to print or download!

 
The Custos Series
**books should be read in order for spoiler issue**

 

The history of the world, past, present, and future, resides in the pages of a single book. It is handed to the next Keeper every thirty years on Mardi Gras Day. The book only remains constant for the chosen. For anyone else, their world will change if they touch it.
 
Book of Change (Book 2)
 
 
Urban Fantasy Suspense
Adelia Hemstock’s tenure as Keeper cannot end fast enough.
She’s been looking over her shoulder since day one and she’s sure she
recognizes a few faces in the crowd now. When the book is taken from the safest
place she knows, Adelia comes face to face with a new reality, and her Custos.

Rourke Templest has secretly guarded the book, and Adelia, for more than half
of her lifetime. In the wrong place at the wrong time, the book is taken on his
watch and he must emerge from the shadows to reclaim it, or get Adelia to New
Orleans and secured. If White Diamond has the book, they absolutely cannot have
the only person currently able to read it.

The feisty Keeper Rourke has only known from a distance until now, is a
complication to the job that must be done. With only forty-eight hours to act,
Adelia’s world turns upside down as they race to recover the book leaving a
trail of murder, conspiracy, cover up, and chaos in their wake.

Can they recover it in time? Not even the Keeper knows.Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Book-Change-Custos-Savannah-Verte-ebook/dp/B01J6WB48O/

Savie’s Thanksgiving Bloghop 2017
The answers are all things from Savannah’s books, things she loves, or qualities/attributes she values.
The clue for each answer can be found at the blog listed on the date in November equal to the number. IE: 10 across would be on the 10th, etc.  ***NOTE – on the 1st & 15th there is more than one blog to visit. They are noted on the puzzle & highlighted so you can see where the answer goes. Also, Every 5 days, Savannah will be checking in and giving a clue on her website as well…they are denoted as ‘s’ clues. For those – go to Savannah’s Blog: www.savannahverte.com/blog.***

 

To be entered to win you must pm your completed crossword to Savannah’s facebook author page (www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte) or email it to her at savannah@savannahverte.com

 

NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT CST DECEMBER 5th.
The drawing will be held no later than Friday December 8th & the winner will be contacted.
They then will have 5 days to respond or default & a new winner will be selected.

 

Ready for my clue:
Your Tribe

 

Download the image to work online or print off…submit a photo or file of the completed puzzle by the deadline to enter.

 

 

BLOGSTOPS FOR CLUES:

 

1*1      Down                Written Love Reviews                                   
1*2      Down                Musings from an Addicted Reader           
1*3     Across                Obsessed by Books
s1        Down                Savannah
2          Down             Author Migraine Central
3          Across                Turning the Pages
4          Across                Booked and Loaded
5          Down                 Karen writes Murder
s5        Down                Savannah
6          Down                 Dena Garrison- Real… Hot… Romance
7          Across                Wickedly Innocent Promotions
8          Down                 Clare & Lou’s Mad About Books
9          Across                Summer’s Smexy Book Reads
10        Down             Ellie’s Witchy Life
s10      Across                   Savannah
11        Down             2 Bibliophile’s Guide
12        Down             Dirty Bad Bloggers
13        Across                Author Mireille Chester
14        Down             Twinsie Talk
15*1   Across                A Naughty Book Love Affair
15*2   Across                ILoveBooksAndStuff Blog
s15      Down                Savannah
16        Down             Little Shop of Readers
17        Across                SydneyGen Reads
18        Down             I don’t get Sundays
19        Across                Triple A
20        Down             Books 2 Blogs
s20      Across                   Savannah
21        Across                Those Crazy Book Chicks
22        Across                I Smell Sheep
23        Across                Terri Luvs Books
s23      Down                Savannah
24        Across                Read Our Thoughts Book Blogs
25        Down             Eskimo Princess
s25      Down                Savannah
26        Down             Author Kassie Lane
27        Across                A Book Lover’s Emporium
28        Across                Country Reads
29        Across                Barbara’s Book Reviews
30        Across                   Savannah

 

Author Bio:
A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.

 

As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.

 

That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.

 

Follow Savannah on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte or on her webpage My Revolution: http://www.savannahverte.com

 

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Book Tour: Wicked Dance by Olivia Boothe (and Review)

 

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY !!
A new contemporary romance novel from Olivia Boothe
Wicked Dance
WICKED DANCE
Olivia Boothe
Series: Chronicles of a Dancing Heart Book 1
Genre:†Contemporary Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 27, 2017
She never imagined her heart could ever dance again
She never imagined her heart could ever dance againÖ
Former dance student Sara Hart had aspired to grace the stage on Broadway, but a reckless decision forced her to renounce that dream. Years later, while struggling with an ungratifying job and an even more unsatisfying love life, she literally stumbles upon a dangerously sexy stranger who sends her heartóand her bodyóinto hyperdrive. His touch makes her feel alive again and sparks a desire to rebuild her dance career. But Sara is still haunted by the demons of her past. One dark lie could cost her everything.
Heíd stopped believing in love Ö
Real estate mogul Tom Wright caters to the rich and famous. He lives the life of the perfect bachelorópartying hard and dating the most beautiful women in Manhattan. But he has one golden ruleñno commitments. Ever. Then he meets sexy Sara Hart, and something about her makes him want to throw the damn rule book out the window. Every time sheís near, the blood in his veins pulses with a raging fire he canít contain. But Tomís shadowed history is resurfacing, unearthing ghosts heíd rather remain buried.
Will this wicked dance be their last?
[Praise]
– [Name], Goodreads Reviewer

Purchase Links

Available now for $5.99 only. Grab your copy today.

An Excerpt from the Book

Take an inside look at Wicked Dance. Read this sizzling excerpt from the book.
“This night is so beautiful, Tom.”
“Yes, it is, but it doesnít compare to you.” He nuzzled my ear as he spoke, his breath raising the hairs on the back of my neck.
Come on. Does he really have to say things like that? He must know it sounds so cheesy.
“You must say that to all the girls,” I teased.
“All the time,” he said, taking a tiny nip of my lobe.
Shivers ran down my spine, making me tremble. Looking at me with his playful eyes, he took off his blazer and draped it over my shoulders. I smiled. Shamefully and against my better judgment, Iíd fallen for his cheesiness.
“This is the second time youíve given me one of your jackets,” I said.
“I guess I like the way you look in my things.”
“Is that so?”
“Yes.”
His strong fingers grabbed me by the lapels of his blazer, bringing me closer. I gazed up only to find myself bound by his olive eyes. My arms were trapped under his jacket, rendering me motionless. Heíd snared me. “What would you do if I kissed you?” he asked in a whisper.
“Why donít you find out?” I replied with sweet command.
He pulled up on the blazer, drawing me into him. This time, I didnít blink and no iron wall came crashing down to shield me from his kiss. I closed my eyes as his lips touch mine. Our mouths parted, our tongues feeling each other for the first time. With tenderness, they tangled in each other, exploring their sensitive areas, sending electric currents down my back.
The kiss sparked flames at all my nerve endings. His tongue invaded me deeper. The hotwire from my mouth to my groin flowed feverishly, igniting sensations I hadnít felt in a while. I sank deeper into his kiss, responding to his hunger. Our tongues swirled in harmony, hot and wet. He savored every bite he took of my mouth as I feasted on his succulent lips.
His hold on me loosened, but not for long. He reached under my hair, cupping my jaw and caressing my chin with his thumbs. My senses flooded with a myriad of feelings and tastes. My own hunger grew in beat with his heavy breaths. I knew it and he knew itówe couldnít continue the kiss. Fighting with all the will in my body, and slightly panting from his devilish assailment, I broke from his hot breath. His eyes were drunk with lust, making my knees weak. I feared if we were completely alone, I would be consumed by his passion.
His lips curled, and in a husky voice, he said, “Perhaps, we should go.”

SGMyReview

Ahhhhhhhh, I’m so frustrated!!!!! I guess in a good way frustrated, but I’m still bubbling up with ahhhhh…. the reason!??! Well, this book! It was a slow start for me and I found it quite wordy in the world set up, however, once I persisted I was rewarded with a story of complicated characters. The intense moments and the layers of drama kept me reading and wanting to know more. Sara and Tom meet in a coffee shop and with a little Sara hand intervention, life takes a wicked turn and they start to get to know each other. I did enjoy this book, very much. There’s a lot of mystery and intrigue that is played out, and the author does a good job of keeping a steady flow without it getting messy. The only thing I didn’t really love was the ending…. I wanted more and I need more.  I sure hope there is more to this story, because I know Tom and Sara’s story isn’t done yet. I want it! ASAP!

Don’t wait, grab this one and feel the dance with me! I definitely recommend this book for the contemporary romance readers out there.

Giveaway

WIN $25 GIFT CARD AND MORE
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Prizes up for grabs:
$25 Amazon Gift Card
2 Copies of Wicked Dance eBook
Contest runs from October 20 – November 25, 2017.

Book Tour Schedule

Follow the book tour from November 6 – 25, 2017.
Visit each tour stop daily and discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and other extras on the tour.
To check the latest tour schedule, visit the Wicked Dance Book Page at Book Unleashed.
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About†Olivia Boothe

Olivia Boothe

Author of deep and sexy contemporary romance, Olivia Boothe enjoys crafting novels about complex characters and compelling storylines. Her romances encompass a blend of heartfelt emotion and steamy passion.
Coffee addict and red wine lover, when sheís not busy conjuring up a new story, Olivia likes to binge read across genres. Youíll typically find her with one book on her e-reader, a second on her phone, and a print book in her oversized handbag.
Olivia resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband, their three boys, and a miniature dachshund.
Official website:https://oliviaboothe.com/
Connect with Olivia Boothe†on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

About†The Wild Rose Press

The Wild Rose Press

The Wild Rose Press has been publishing electronic and print titles of fiction for more than nine years. Our titles span the sub-genre spectrum from sweet to sensually erotic romance in all lengths to mainstream and womens fiction. To check out the latest and upcoming releases and more, visit https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com.
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Book Release: Hot Stuff by Kim Karr

 

Title: Hot Stuff
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 27, 2017
Blurb
Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling
author Kim Karr. 
He’s the newly drafted
quarterback.
Hot. Arrogant. Too
sexy for words. 
Ready to score.
I’m an athletic
intern, and the coach’s daughter.
Driven. Determined.
Prepared to conquer the world.
Completely off-limits.
You get the picture.
The NFL is full of
rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until
the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and
I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.
After I almost
injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top
shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t
like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me
everywhere. 
That doesn’t stop me
from wanting him.
He’s meant to be a
distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot
summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.
I know what we’re
doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my
father will never understand.
None of that
matters.
But maybe it should.
Rules aren’t meant
to be broken.          
Or are they?

 

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

 SGMyReviewI have to say, I haven’t finished reading this book yet, but I wanted to book a quick review here for what I’ve read so far. So far, so good. I really enjoy a strong female who is working in a boys world. The chemistry between these two are just heating up. It’s definitely something to pick and start reading if you love NFL romance. – I’ll edit my review once I’m finished. For now, Congratulations to the author on her new release!

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Excerpt
Disappointed, she unwrapped her arms from her body, and then
pivoted on her toe in the direction of the open door. “Then it looks like we
have nothing further to discuss, Lucas.”
I reached for her and tugged her to me. “I don’t want to
want you,” I breathed, my mouth hovering just centimeters from hers.
Gillian tried to pull away, but not whole-heartedly. If she
wanted me to let her go, I would have, but I knew she didn’t. “Then stop,” she
sighed.
I took her face in my hands. “I can’t. I don’t know how to.”
“Neither do I,” she whispered.
Unable to stop myself, I crashed my lips to hers and drove
my tongue into her mouth to retrace every inch that I had explored days ago.
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic
* Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner
Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen
novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys
bringing flawed characters to life.

Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.

Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.

And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.

From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty
damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines
are ever alike.

Get ready to fall in love.

Author Links

 

Happy Release Day! Secrets Between Friends by Fiona Palmer

 

 

Title: Secrets Between Friends

Author: Fiona Palmer

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: September 12, 2017
Blurb

Friendship is a million little moments, but can it survive this one? Three friends embark on a luxury cruise to celebrate their ten-year reunion in this heartfelt story of how long-held secrets can catch up with even the best of friends. Life was about living, experiencing and emotions. The good and the bad. You had to laugh to cry. You had to love to hurt. You had to jump to fall or fly.

Best friends Abbie, Jess and Ricki are setting sail on a cruise ship, rekindling the excitement of a school excursion they took ten years earlier to the historic port town of Albany, the oldest city on the stunning turquoise coastline of Western Australia. But are they truly prepared for what this voyage will reveal? Ricki, a dedicated nurse, harbours a dream she hasn’t chased. Is she actually happy or stuck in a rut? Jess, a school teacher and single mother to little Ollie, had a tough upbringing but found her way through with the help of her closest male friend, Peter. But Peter has bought an engagement ring and is ready to propose to Ricki . . .Abbie had it all: a career, a loving boyfriend and a future, but a visit to the doctor bears scary news. Her world is tumbling down and she feels adrift at sea.

SECRETS BETWEEN FRIENDS is a poignant novel of romance, family dynamics
and friendship. Through her highly relatable, sympathetic characters, beloved
Australian storyteller Fiona Palmer writes about issues, experiences
and emotions we have all faced while posing the ultimate question: What is
really important in this life?

 

 

Purchase Links

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU 

B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS

BOOKTOPIA

 

Author Bio
After writing eight bestselling novels set in rugged rural Australia, Fiona Palmer
set herself the challenge of writing a story that takes place on Western
Australia’s gorgeous coastline, which she regularly visits. SECRETS BETWEEN
FRIENDS contains the same engaging storylines, emotions and hearty characters
as the books Fiona’s passionate readers know and love, only it is set on this
wider landscape. Before becoming an author, Fiona was a speedway driver for
seven years and now spends her days writing both women’s and young adult
fiction, working as a farmhand and caring for her two children in the tiny
rural community of Pingaring, 350km from Perth.

 

Author Links

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TWITTER

WEBSITE

 

 

 

Cover Reveal: FRAGILE by Diana Nixon

20727294_1625653637454507_68978146_oFragile (Shattered, #2)

COMING FALL (Spring AUS) 2017

Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35967646-fragile

BOOK BLURB

She was off the limits for many reasons: too young, too naïve, and too beautiful to resist. But most of all – because she was my best friend’s little sister. She was like a taboo that should have never been broken.

But we crossed the line together… We gave in to the temptation and made a mistake that changed us forever.

Years passed, but for some unknown reason, the memories of her never stopped haunting my dreams.

I was even more obsessed with her than I was years ago, while she hated me to the bone. And she had a very good reason to feel that way…

“I owe you a lifetime of us, and I will not let you down, not again…”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Diana Nixon, an International Bestselling Author of contemporary and paranormal romances, is a woman of contradictions. She was born in Minsk., Belarus. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.

Diana’s writing career is like a roller coaster ride. It started with a fantasy novel named Love Lines, that was originally written in Russian and only later, it was translated into English. Since then, Diana has published 18 more books, both of contemporary and fantasy genres. Her books are being translated into Spanish, French and Russian.

Diana Nixon is the founder of Inks & Scratches, a literary magazine intended to help authors of all genres find readers and spread the news about their writing all over the world.

 

LINKS:
Official page: http://www.diana-nixon.com
Facebook @authordiananixon
Twitter: @DianaNixon9
Instagram: @authordiananixon
Pinterest:
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Goodreads:
Amazon:

 

When you read and read and never review…

Hi Everyone!
Just another quick note from hell (I mean, home) …

As you know, this blog is a ‘hobby’ for me, and by definition should be something I love to do. You may (or may not) also know that I am a full time studying mumma to 3, and have a hectic life.

Thus, the blog is quiet. It doesn’t mean I’m not reading (especially those books I’ve been sent by amazing authors/PR companies/publishers). It just means that they are all in my head and I haven’t had time to sit and format blog posts. I’m about to start a crazy 3 week full time placement block with uni, but once it’s over – I am freeeee for 6 weeks!! In that time I will load up all of the owing reviews!

If you have sent me your book and you can’t find my review online please feel free to drop me a line at sydneygenreads@gmail.com – I’ve been known to need a little nudge and reminder every now and then.

Thanks for sticking around! I love love love love love love love books……………..just so you know.
Also – coming later this year (because we don’t have ENOUGH stuff to do) I’m going to be starting a new website/offshoot of this brand for Children’s/YA books! I’ve got the perfect little readers who will be helping me review books! Let me know what your favourite Children/YA books have been for 2017 and we can start to look at them (ALSO, if you’re a Children’s/YA author – drop us a line! I’ve got some keen lil readers ready to go!)

And now…. I must go and finish an assessment that is due tomorrow *cries all the uni tears*

Until next time…
Happy Reading!

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Promo Release Blitz: The Stuff of Legend by Greta Van Der Rol

They say opposites attract –
if they can manage to stay alive
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THE STUFF OF LEGEND
GRETA VAN DER ROL
Series: Ptorix Empire # 5
Genre: Science Fiction Romance, Space Opera
Publisher: Pronoun
Publication Date: January 25, 2017
When history professor Olivia Jhutta receives a distress call from her parents, she sets out into space with their business partner, her grandmother and injured Confederacy Admiral Jak Prentiss to find them. But she’s not the only one interested in the Jhutta’s whereabouts. The Helicronians believe Olivia’s parents have found an ancient weapon which they can use to wage war on the Confederacy.
Jak goes on the trip to fill in time while he’s on enforced leave, helping Olivia follow cryptic clues in what he considers an interplanetary wild goose chase in search of a fairy story. But as the journey progresses and legend begins to merge with unsettling fact, Olivia and Jak must resolve their differences and work together if they are to survive. The two are poles apart… but it’s said opposites attract. If they can manage to stay alive.
Also available for review on NetGalley. Click here.

Other Books by the Author

Don’t miss the other books in the Ptorix Empire series by Greta van der Rol.
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The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy
Series: Ptorix Empire # 1
Inter-species war looms. In a race against time, ex-admiral Saahren must convince Allysha to set aside her conflicted emotions about him to help him prevent the coming conflagration. And perhaps while he’s doing that, he’ll win back the only woman he’s ever loved.
Available FREE just about everywhere.

Giveaway

WIN
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Contest runs from March 27 – 29, 2017.

About Greta van der Rol

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Hi, I’m Greta van der Rol. I’m a writer, photographer, animal lover, and space nut. Most of my books are space opera with a dollop of romance – but I’ve written two paranormal novels featuring weretigers, and one historical fiction.
I live with my husband not far from the beach in Queensland, Australia. When I’m not writing I take photographs of nature and animals, and now and then I do some cooking.
Connect with Greta van der Rol on social media:
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