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Celebrating a New Look Giveaway: Winners Announced!

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THANK YOU for celebrating my new look!

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It had been a long time coming, but I took the plunge and got a facelift — for my website.

I wanted to thank all who helped me celebrate and apologize for taking so long to announce the winners.

I want to give credit to Taria Reed for doing such an awesome job on the graphics. She is the wonderful artist/photographer that designed Soul Awakened’s cover.  I just pray she gets Soul Unbound’s and Soul Unleashed’s covers too 🙂

Also, kisses go out to my husband and webmaster who worked to get the site fully functional and designed all the cool character bio cards. I could have never done this without him!

What better way to celebrate my new look than to give stuff away and have fun in the process!

WINNERS – selected randomly by rafflecopter

(We have some double and triple winners)

Grand Prize – Ebook Gift Set – Soul Reborn & Soul Awakened

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Denise King – Ebook Gift Set

Key to the Cursed Heart Pendant Necklace

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Candice D. – Necklace

Key to the Cursed Canvas Tote Bag

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Rebecca S. – Tote

Party Supplies

Key to the Cursed Water Bottle / Beverage Insulators & Bottle Openers

Key to the Curse Swag

Book Lady – Water Bottle Cover & Bottle Opener

Candice D. – Water Bottle Cover & Bottle Opener

Karen B. – Water Bottle Cover

Kathy S. – Water Bottle Cover

Laura – Bottle Opener

Linda W. – Bottle Opener

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Author Open MIC: Welcome Best Selling Author Cate Beauman + Justice for Abby Giveaway

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Cate Beauman is back with the sixth installment in her bestselling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County.

Justice For Abby is on sale now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes!

About the book

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NOWHERE TO HIDE…

Fashion designer Abigail Harris has been rescued, but her nightmare is far from over. Determined to put her harrowing ordeal behind her and move on, she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life while eluding the men who want her dead.

The Mid-Atlantic Sex Ring is in ruins after Abby’s interviews with the police. The organization is eager to exact their revenge before her testimony dismantles the multi-million dollar operation for good.

Abby’s safety rests in the hands of former US Marshal, Jerrod Quinn. Serious-minded and obsessed with protocol, Ethan Cooke Security’s newest agent finds himself dealing with more than he bargains for when he agrees to take on his beautiful, free-spirited client.

As the trial date nears, Abby’s case takes a dangerous turn. Abby and Jerrod soon discover themselves in a situation neither of them expect while Jerrod fights to stop the ring from silencing Abby once and for all.

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Read an excerpt from Justice For Abby

The black bag was ripped from her head, along with several strands of her hair. Abby blinked against the bold light of the naked bulbs hanging from the low ceiling. She glanced around the dingy space in shock as her gaze traveled from girl to girl—six young teens, dirty, bruised, and malnourished, staring up at her through bland eyes while they sat or lay on filthy mattresses on the dirt floor. “What—”
“In.” Victor shoved Abby into a small, windowless room, slamming the door, locking her in with a rusty scrape of something sliding against the heavy metal barrier.
She walked on shaky legs to the wooden chair in the corner and collapsed to the uncomfortable seat, clutching her arms around her waist, shivering as she bit hard on her bottom lip while tears rained down her cheeks. Where was she? What was this place? She shuddered, remembering six sets of listless eyes holding hers. Nothing good was happening here.
She covered her face with trembling hands and gave into her sobs, relieving the worst of her dread, wishing for nothing more than to be home with Lex and Livy. Thinking of her sister and niece, she forced away her tears, taking several deep breaths of stale air. If she wanted to see her family again she needed to pull herself together. She couldn’t get herself out of this—whatever this was—if she didn’t think. There had to be a way out. Her eyes darted around the barely lit space, searching for a weapon, another exit, anything.
The door opened, and she rushed to her feet as a tall, well-built man stood haloed in the beam of light from the room beyond. Abby blinked as he stepped forward. “Renzo?” She bolted from the corner and fell against her friend’s firm chest as a wave or relief flooded her. “Oh, thank god.”

His strong arms wrapped around her.
“I’m so glad you’re here. I don’t know what’s going on. I need help. Can you help me?”
“What happened?” He eased her back some, but she refused to release him from her grip.
“My family—we were on our way home from Virginia Beach. We stopped at a rest area, and two men grabbed me and brought me here.”
“You were with your sister and niece?”
“Yes, Alexa and Olivia. I think they’re okay, but I need to call and make sure. Will you get me out of here?”
“Of course.”
She could hardly believe she was leaving. “Thank you. Thank you.” She hugged Renzo again as tears of gratitude flowed free. “I knew this had to be some sort of mistake.”
“Come on, let’s get you home.” He wrapped his arm around her waist and walked with her to the door. “Oh, wait.” He stopped.
“What?”
“I can’t let you go.”

Did you enjoy the excerpt? You can read the first chapter on my website, http://www.catebeauman.com, or you can finish the whole book here!

The Inspiration Behind Justice For Abby

Justice For Abby is one of my favorite stories in The Bodyguards of L.A. County series (Okay, they all are, but I really love Abby and Jerrod!). I truly enjoyed writing their adventure. Oftentimes I found myself caught up in Abby’s rollercoaster ride as she heals from her experiences as a survivor of the Mid-Atlantic Sex Ring. At times I cried with her, and at others, I laughed. She’s so strong and sweet, but she’s vulnerable and struggling. Enter Jerrod Quinn, the perfect man to provide her protection and help her overcome her ordeal in his own quiet way.

Although Abby’s story is one of fiction, sex trafficking is a very real crisis for millions of young women, men, and children all over the globe. My idea for this novel came after a night in front of the television watching crime television. A segment showcasing the mysterious disappearance of a young woman named Amy Bradley bothered me greatly. She vanished from a cruise ship in March of 1998 while vacationing with her family. Unfortunately, Amy has yet to be found, but she is believed to be alive, stuck in the horrific world of human sex trafficking. I immediately began my research into this very troubling epidemic and shortly after wrote Forever Alexa, the story of Abby’s sister dealing with the aftermath of Abby’s disappearance. My readers have requested Abby’s story, and I felt the need to share her experience.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Abby and Jerrod as much as I enjoyed writing these two fantastic characters.

~Cate

The Unofficial Justice For Abby Soundtrack

Music always plays a huge part in my writing process. With two boys and two dogs in the house, music helps me “get lost” in my story. I typically listen to Pandora or YouTube and put together a playlist of songs that I feel represent the characters or the situations they face as the novel unfolds. Here are a few of the songs that I had on “repeat” while I created Jerrod and Abby’s story! You can listen to them on my website http://www.catebeauman.com.

The soundtrack, of sorts, for Justice For Abby:
• Applause by Lady Gaga
• Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
• She Is by Ben Rector
• I Should Go by Levi Kreis
• The Other Side by Jason Derulo
• Why Don’t You Love Me? by Hot Chelle Rae ft. Demi Lovato
• We Owned The Night by Lady Antebellum
• Stars Go Blue by Tim McGraw
• Open Your Eyes by Snow Patrol
• Come Back by Pearl Jam
• By Your Side by Tenth Avenue North
• Everything Has Changed by Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran

 About the author

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Cate currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, their two boys, and St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. She is the author of the best selling romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Before her career as an author, Cate worked in special education for 12 years.

“I’m a pretty lucky girl; one day I woke up and my entire life changed. I saw the light, so to speak, and decided I was going to be a writer. Now, three years later, I’m working on my seventh novel, Saving Sophie, and I’m an Amazon best selling author. I’m very grateful for the support and success I have had. – Cate “

Contact Cate

Amazon Author Page
http://www.amazon.com/Cate-Beauman/e/B00A05KHVM/

Social links:
Twitter: @CateBeauman
http://www.catebeauman.com
http://www.facebook.com/CateBeauman
http://www.goodreads.com/catebeauman

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Celebrating a New Look Giveaway: Contest Ends Tonight

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CLICK to ENTER GIVEAWAY NOW!!

 

Help me celebrate my new look!

CLICK THE NEW AUTHOR BANNER ABOVE

It has been a long time coming, but I took the plunge and got a facelift — for my website.

I wanted to capture the paranormal genre I love to write and I think it turned out perfectly.

I want to give credit to Taria Reed for doing such an awesome job on the graphics. She is the wonderful artist/photographer that designed Soul Awakened’s cover.  I just pray she gets Soul Unbound’s and Soul Unleashed’s covers too 🙂

Also, kisses go out to my husband and webmaster who worked to get the site fully functional and designed all the cool character bio cards. I could have never done this without him!

What better way to celebrate my new look than to give stuff away and have fun in the process!

Extra entries by referring a friend

So many easy ways to win!

PRIZES

Grand Prize – Ebook Gift Set – Soul Reborn & Soul Awakened

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Key to the Cursed Heart Pendant Necklace

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Key to the Cursed Canvas Tote Bag

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Party Supplies

Key to the Cursed Water Bottle / Beverage Insulators & Bottle Openers

Key to the Curse Swag

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Celebrating a New Look Giveaway

Facebook Author Page Banner_ New

CLICK to ENTER GIVEAWAY NOW!!

 

Help me celebrate my new look!

CLICK THE NEW AUTHOR BANNER ABOVE

It has been a long time coming, but I took the plunge and got a facelift — for my website.

I wanted to capture the paranormal genre I love to write and I think it turned out perfectly.

I want to give credit to Taria Reed for doing such an awesome job on the graphics. She is the wonderful artist/photographer that designed Soul Awakened’s cover.  I just pray she gets Soul Unbound’s and Soul Unleashed’s covers too 🙂

Also, kisses go out to my husband and webmaster who worked to get the site fully functional and designed all the cool character bio cards. I could have never done this without him!

What better way to celebrate my new look than to give stuff away and have fun in the process!

Extra entries by referring a friend

So many easy ways to win!

PRIZES

Grand Prize – Ebook Gift Set – Soul Reborn & Soul Awakened

soulreborn 1600x2400SoulAwakened-200x300

Key to the Cursed Heart Pendant Necklace

key to the cursed necklace 2

Key to the Cursed Canvas Tote Bag

WR ToteBag

Party Supplies

Key to the Cursed Water Bottle / Beverage Insulators & Bottle Openers

Key to the Curse Swag

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ENDS TOMORROW NIGHT ~ Guest Blogging @Delilah Devlin’s: Rising from the Ashes ($10 GC Giveaway)

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Hi everyone!

I’m guest blogging over at Delilah Devlin’s Blog, USA Today Best Selling Author.  We are talking about Rising from the Ashes, the theme of my book, Soul Awakened.

For love of blood or honor.

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“Who is more worthy?” — The son that has always done the right thing in his life or the son after a life of indiscretions discovers his honor.  Is one more deserving than the other?  And, at what point would you consider the two sons equal, if at all?

Come join the fun and enter to win a $10 gift card (rafflecopter ~ easy ways to enter).

Click to Answer and Enter Drawing: 

Are you – Team Life of Honor

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Team Bad Boy Turned Good?

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Night Owl Reviews Giveaway ~ starts TODAY!!

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Author Jean Murray – Soul Reborn – If the _____ god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart. – http://www.nightowlreviews.com/V5/Authors/Jean-Murray

Basket: A Little Naughty & Nice -$40-4-U – $25 Amazon Gift Card, EBook – Soul Reborn ($7.99 value), Yummy Dark Chocolate ($7.00 value) All Digital – All items can be emailed to the winner – USA ONLY

TO ENTER CLICK HERE and SCROLL DOWN TO MY ENTRY

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Huge Night Owl Reviews Giveaway – Enter to win my “A little naughty – a little nice” Gift Basket

Win Books and Prizes in the Night Owl Reviews Winter Wonderland Web Hunt
A Little Naughty – A Little Nice

~ Gift Basket ~

(Over $40 value)

$25 Amazon Gift Card, Kindle Copy of Soul Reborn, Naughty Dark Chocolate to share under the mistletoe.

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Night Owl Reviews ~ TOP PICKS  5-stars

Hi Folks.

Yes, it has been an eon since I last blogged.  What have I been doing?  Finishing up Soul Unbound, Bomani’s story.  Trust me when I say, I missed posting, but I promised myself to focus on my writing, so as not to keep readers waiting.

So, to  celebrate my “coming up for air” post, I’m giving away “A Little Naughty – A Little Nice” Gift basket valued over $40 just for you.  Not to mention over 50 other authors are participating in Night Owl Reviews Giveaway.

“A Little Naughty – A Little Nice” Gift Basket ~ $25 Amazon Gift Card, Kindle Copy of Soul Reborn, Naughty Dark Chocolate to share under the mistletoe.

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RT Reviews Signed Book Giveaway: Favorite Books, Festivals & the Best Fan Moments – Baltimore Book Festival | RT Book Reviews

Huge signed book giveaway, including mine – Soul Awakened.

What’s more fun than hanging out with a bunch of romance authors (I’ll be there on Sunday) all weekend long? Nothing, that’s what! That’s why if you’re near Baltimore next weekend, Friday to Sunday, September 27 to 29, you should come on down to the Baltimore Book Festival. Added incentive: It’s free!

via On favorite books, festivals and the best fan moments — the Baltimore Book Festival Authors Tell All — with GIANT giveaway! | RT Book Reviews.

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CMP’s Summer Lovin Blog Hop: Grand Prize Kindle Paperwhite

cmpbloghop Grand Prize: A Kindle Paperwhite & eBooks (including a copy of Soul Reborn)

1st Prize: A $20 Amazon gift card, and a Swag Pack that contains more eBooks, bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, and more!

PLUS

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Wicked Romance’s giveaway:  Soul Reborn ebook + $10 Amazon GC

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Summer Lovin’ Wicked Romance Style

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To celebrate my most recent release, Soul Awakened, I decided to open my blog spot today to my favorite sisters.  Not my own sisters, whom I love dearly, but the Carrigan sisters from my Key to the Cursed series.

Lilly_Soul RebornLilly, the oldest and caretaker of the three.

Kit_Soul UnleashedKit, the sexy rebel who lives her life on the edge.

Kendra ButterflyAnd, Kendra, sweet, innocent and wicked smart.

Despite their differences, the sisters are loyal to the death, and I mean that literally.  Family has to stand together when death comes knocking.  They just didn’t expect death to come in the form of three sexy Underworld gods. The gods of the Underworld have taken interest in these siblings. Lilly, Kit and Kendra hold the key to their salvation.  But before all the chaos, they spent their lives with sand in their shoes and traveling to distant lands.

So, let’s get to know the girls and find out about their favorite vacations destination.

Jean:  Welcome, ladies.  As you know, the Crescent Moon Press Authors are having a huge blog hop today to celebrate summer.  Do you have a favorite summer vacation?

LillyKitKendra (in unison):  Ocean City, Maryland.

Jean:  Ocean City?  I was expecting something a little more exotic, considering your father, Jonathan, was an Egyptian archeologist. 

Lilly:  After living in a tent at the base of the great pyramids.  We enjoyed something a little more….

Kit:  –Normal.

Kendra:  God, do you remember that beat up old station wagon dad used to pull the camper to the shore.

Jean:  Boy, that sounds familiar.  My family had Big Bertha.  A gigantic gold station wagon with a jump seat in the back.  That was before they had seat belts in the back.

Lilly:  Ours had wood paneling.

Kit:  So styling. NOT! 

(All the sisters laugh)  

Jean:  So, what made your summer vacation so special.

Kendra:  Being with family

Lilly:  Sun and sand.

Kit:  Men!!!

Lilly:  Yes, twins.  Lifeguards, if I remember correctly.

Kendra:  So not fair.  Dad, wouldn’t let me out of his sights.

Kit:  He was afraid I would corrupt you, like I did Lilly.

Lilly:  You didn’t corrupt me. 

Jean:  Sounds like there is a story there.  Care to share?

Lilly:  Not really.

Kit:  She had a huge crush on Derek or was it his brother, Dirk?  Kit shrugged.  It was hard to tell them apart.  Needless to say we both ended up losing our virginity that summer.

Lilly:  Kit!  

Kendra:  You never told me that.  Man, I so missed out.

Lilly:  There was nothing to tell.  Dirk was my summer love.

Kit:  Don’t you mean Derek? 

Lilly:  That happened when I was nineteen.  Isn’t there a statute of limitations on remembering your first love’s name.  Like it really matters now that I’m married to a god.  Hello!

Jean:  What about you, Kendra?

Kendra:  Me?  Nothing as exciting as my sisters.  At least not men.  I loved sitting on the beach with my toes in the sand reading.  I put away my research books in favor of a historical romance novel. 

Jean:  I enjoy paranormal romances, myself.  Kit, you strike me as someone who would like to read supernatural thrillers.

Kit:  I live it.  I don’t have to read about it.  Although, I do enjoy military romances.  There is just something about a guy in a uniform.

Lilly:  Second that. 

Jean:  I think my most memorable moments were our summer vacations to the beach.  Those were the days when you could lay on the sand and just soak in the sun.  Now, I would be chasing kids around all over the place.  Maybe that’s why my beach memories are so special.  It was a time when I didn’t have a care in the world.  It would be nice to give my sons the same memories. 

Lilly:  Yes, those were good times for our family.

Jean:  So what question should we ask our readers today?

Kendra:  We’ve told them about our favorite summer vacation.  How about they tell us theirs. 

Lilly:  What was your favorite vacation? 

Kit:  Or the most memorable summer vacation?

Jean:  Those that leave a comment will be entered to win the Wicked Romance giveaway, plus the CMP’s Grand Prize Kindle Paperwhite giveaway.  Additional entries for the Grand prize can be obtained by clicking on the rafflecopter link below. 

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The prizes go to….

  1. GRAND PRIZE:  Kindle Paperwhite ~ Maria Maltais

  2. Swag pack and $25 Amazon card winner ~  Kristi Chambers

  3. Wicked Romance Giveaway, ebook of Soul Reborn & $10 GC  ~  Elizabeth – Book Addict

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CONTINUE YOUR TRAVELS HERE…

Shawna Romkey Author blog
Constance Phillips, A Writer’s Musings
Katie O’Sullivan
Summer Lovin’ – On Olympus…
Kate’s Blog
Kary Rader
Lindsey R. Loucks
Summer Lovin’, postcards, and maybe bookmarks
Jody A Kessler Summer Lovin’ Mountain Style
Official Website of Maer Wilson
Author Jean Murray ~ Wicked Romance Blog
Summer Lovin’ Heat
Hildie McQueen’s Author Site
Loni Lynne’s Blog Site
Author Avery Olive Blog
Wendy S. Russo
Cindy Young-Turner
Michelle Clay – The Darkside of Romance
the Marvelous Misadventures of Mrs. t
Shannon Eckrich

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CMP’s Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop: Kindle Paperwhite Giveaway

cmpbloghop Crescent Moon Press authors are ready for summer! We’ll be blogging about our summer loves, our romances, and how much we love summer! Have you ever had a summer fling? Do you have a favorite book about summer? What’s on your summer reading list? What are some great beach reads? We’re blogging about all of it!

Visit our blogs below and enter to win some great prizes between June 14 -17.

Grand Prize: A Kindle Paperwhite & some of our eBooks to read on it!

1st Prize: A $20 Amazon gift card, and a Swag Pack that contains more eBooks, bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, and more!

Drop by our blogs below between June 14 & 17 and enter the rafflecopter!

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