Sunday, 13 March 2016

New Promotional Service Alert & Giveaway - Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

To celebrate CBY's venture to provide promotional services to authors and publishers, we are hosting a giveaway for readers to prepare for our Grand Opening, which will be launching soon.

Once the Grand Opening has launched, there will be regular giveaways hosted - all entries FREE - with prizes ranging from gift cards to digital devices so don't miss out. Sign up to our mailing list to be alerted when CBY's promotional services officially launches.

Authors and Publishers, head over to the Submission Form to find out more and book your Ad Slot.

***GIVEAWAY***

$100 Amazon.com Gift Card or Paypal Cash.
Ends: March 12th (midnight GMT).
International.
Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

Contest is void where prohibited. Entrants must be 13+ or else have parent or guardian’s permission to enter. Winners will be notified via email within 5 days after the contest ends and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity.



Thursday, 11 February 2016

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - The Cupcake Witch by Poppy Lawless



The Cupcake Witch (novella)
Author:
Poppy Lawless
Release Date: 2015

Book Description:
Julie

Buttercream. Vanilla. Fondant. Dark chocolate. Brown sugar. Molasses. Baking has always been my true love, but it wasn’t until my mother’s death, and the unexpected inheritance of Serendipity Gardens, that my bliss called me. Bittersweet. But Serendipity Gardens has more to offer than just a potential shopfront. An unusual recipe box left to me by a distant relative might be the key to unlocking my dreams.

Too bad the most powerful family in Chancellor has plans that could turn those dreams to ruins—literally.

Too bad the son of that powerful family is just the kind of guy I’ve been looking for.

Horatio

I suppose being heir to the Hunter family’s Blushing Grape Winery should make me happy, but nothing could be further from the truth. With my mother gone, my father has taken me under his wing, and I despise everything about the way he does business. Sour grapes, indeed. Instead of raising money for charitable causes, my true passion, I’m chasing my father’s manifest destiny.

Too bad his dream includes paving paradise.

Too bad the property owner is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met.

They say the course of true love never runs smooth.

But that’s nothing a magical cupcake can’t solve.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27268702-the-cupcake-witch

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - The Proving by Ken Brosky

The Proving (1)



Proving Ken The Proving 
Author: Ken Brosky

Book Description:
It's been 100 years since the Specters invaded Earth. Like ghosts they haunt the planet, devouring any human being foolish enough to venture outside of the last remaining protected cities. For some humans, venturing out isn't a choice--it's an opportunity to prove yourself to your clan.

But when a coterie of New Adults undertaking a mission deep in Specter territory discover a terrible secret, they quickly find that everything they've learned may be wrong ... and Earth is in grave danger.
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Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt

Pimpernel Pimpernel 
Author: Sheralyn Pratt

Book Description:
They seek him here; they seek him there. For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title.

At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but "trying" is the operative word. It's been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV.

If ever there as an unlikely head of a investment scheme, Claire's it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD. Claire can barely make conversation with the cute guy down the hall, which makes it hard to believe she could be the charismatic salesperson who is getting international businessmen to invest $5—50 million a pop.

So what is Jack missing? What is the real story behind Claire Ramsey? And once Jack learns it, will he be able to walk away? 
 
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Book Blitz & Giveaway - Earth's End (Air Awakens #3) by Elise Kova



Earth's End (Air Awakens #3)
Author: Elise Kova
Release Date: February 11th, 2016

Book Description:
A woman awoken in air, a soldier forged by fire, a weapon risen from blood.

Vhalla Yarl has made it to the warfront in the North. Forged by blood and fire, she has steeled her heart for the final battle of the Solaris Empire’s conquest. The choices before Vhalla are no longer servitude or freedom, they are servitude or death. The stakes have never been higher as the Emperor maintains his iron grip on her fate, holding everything Vhalla still has left to lose in the balance.

Book Three of the Air Awakens Series


Promo Blitz - Love to Believe by Lisa Ricard Claro





Love to Believe 
Author: Lisa Ricard Claro
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 1/30/2016

Book Description:
A woman in a man’s world...

CPA Rebecca Walker wields a hammer and saw with skill, but it’s like fighting tooth and nail to prove to her chauvinistic father that she’s capable of managing the family construction business. Romance is a luxury Rebecca can’t afford.

A man with secrets...

Thanks to his past, romance isn’t in Sean Kinkaid’s future, so when Rebecca proposes ‘friends with benefits,’ Sean agrees. It’s the perfect scenario until love sneaks in—and Sean’s secrets tear them apart.

Believe...
 
But Rebecca has a secret too, one she fears Sean will never accept. It will take intervention from an unlikely source to convince these two lovers they have the one thing neither of them ever expected to find ... a love to believe.


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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway - In Place of Never by Julie Anne Lindsey

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In Place of Never
Author:
Julie Anne Lindsey
Release Date: February 2nd 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Press

Book Description:
Can the truth set her free?…

A part of Mercy died the summer her sister tragically drowned. Now Mercy has a chance to discover if Faith’s death was an accident—or murder.  Her first step is to confront the lead suspects: a band of traveling gypsies—the last people who saw her sister alive. But Mercy finds an unexpected ally in Cross, the soulful musician in their ranks. He’s a kindred spirit, someone who sees into her heart for the first time in, well, forever. Yet stirring up the past puts Mercy in danger…

Suddenly someone is shadowing Mercy’s every move, making her even more determined to uncover the facts. With Cross by her side, she is ready to face it all, even if that means opening up to him, knowing he may one day leave her. What she discovers is a truth that rocks the foundation of her small river town—and a love worth risking everything for….

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27866667-in-place-of-never?from_search=true&search_version=service

Blog Tour Spotlight - Everything to Lose by J.P. Ratto

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Everything To Lose
Author:
JP Ratto
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Pages: 250
Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Book Description:
Private investigator Lucas Holt is on a mission… 
Lucas Holt specializes in kidnap recovery. Ex-Delta Force and a former NYPD detective, he has spent the last fifteen years burying himself in case files to cope with the unsolved abduction of his daughter, Marnie.

Janet Maxwell just can’t let go…
After the death of Janet’s husband and son in a tragic car accident, she hopes Holt’s expertise can locate the daughter she gave up for adoption seventeen years ago. Janet knows her actions will have explosive repercussions for the girl’s father—presidential candidate, Todd Grayson. With no family, hope of finding her only daughter is all she has left. Or is there a more sinister motive?

There’s no greater incentive for a father than protecting his daughter…
On a mission to bury the constant reminder of his failure to recover Marnie, Holt agrees to Janet’s proposal. But at what cost? When his inquiries lead to news of the death of another woman, Holt can’t shake the feeling something is off about the whole case. And when new evidence surfaces about Marnie's disappearance, his drive to recover Janet’s daughter and his own become one and the same.

Crooked candidates, hired mercenaries, bitter lovers, and his own life on the line—will Holt find it inside him to risk it all in the line of duty? There’s no telling how far you’re willing to go when you have everything to lose.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17868964-everything-to-lose-by-judy-pete-ratto

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Thicker Than Water by Mary O’Sullivan



Thicker Than Water 
Author:  Mary O’Sullivan

Book Description:
When local teenager, Keira Shannon and her father, business man Gerard Shannon, go missing, the town of Ballyderg unites to search for them.

As the search continues rumours of domestic violence, extramarital affairs and criminal behaviour grip the town. Families and lifelong friends begin to suspect each other.

The only certainty left is that the town has been visited by evil. Or has it? Could it be the evil one has always lived there sharing history, laughter and tears? And if so, who could it be ?

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Promo Blitz - Bellisimo Fortuna by Leigh Ann Lunsford





Bellisimo Fortuna 
Author: Leigh Ann Lunsford
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense
Date Published: July 2015

Book Description:
Fierce, good-looking, loyal, son of a crime boss, Bronson Agosto is what every girl dreams of. Devoted to one girl and willing to do everything in his power to ensure her safety.

Beautiful, trusting, damaged, daughter of the underboss, Callie Locati has Bronson’s heart. She gave herself to him when they were kids and will sacrifice all she is to protect him.

Divided by the greed of one of the most trusted members of the familia, a father’s sins, and secrets kept, they struggle to overcome the obstacles life has thrown their way. Is their bond strong enough to conquer the forces trying to keep them apart? Is a father’s betrayal more than their love can survive? Will the family secrets ruin them or will their devotion stand the test of time?

*Not recommended for under the age of 18 due to strong language and sexual content*

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - The Deepest Well by Juliette Cross



The Deepest Well
Age of Gray
Book 1
Author:
Juliette Cross
Genre: historical paranormal romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: Feb. 2, 2016
ASIN: B016XTOQIS
Word Count: 85K
Cover Artist: Kanaxa
Tagline: Love can stand the test of time. Can it rise above the taint of Hell?

Book Description:
Lady Katherine Blakely is married to a monster. On the same night she witnesses how low her husband can sink, she meets a charming stranger, a gentleman from top to toe. Yet even her gallant rescuer is possessed of a dark side.

Lord George Draconis Thornton, commander of the Dominus Daemonum, is on a mission to expel the demon prince Damas back to the underworld. But a golden-haired beauty derails his plans and stirs an attraction he’s never felt before, not even for his centuries-dead wife.

Discovering Lord Blakely is in league with Damas, George sweeps Katherine away from the chaos and devilry threatening her life. With every touch, their love grows by joyful leaps and bounds.

Sensing his enemy’s vulnerability, Damas kidnaps Katherine to his hellish lair, where he wages a sensual assault on her defenses. As George tears at heaven and earth to find her, he is painfully aware of only one way to save her soul. The cost will break her heart…and destroy his own.

Warning: Contains wolves in gentlemen’s clothing, a precipitous descent into Hell, and a frightening glimpse of a post-apocalyptic world where angels and demons wage war for dominion on earth.

Buy Links:
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Blog Tour Spotlight - The Average Girl by Angelina Goode



The Average Girl
Author: Angelina Goode
Publisher: Beach Blanket Publishing
Pages: 228
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Book Description:
Being average can lead to wonderful things…

Olivia Fowler, helper of the star-struck, runs a successful business helping average people meet celebrities in everyday ways. Flawless at what she does, the celebrities don’t have a clue they’re part of a pre-planned meeting. Business is booming and Olivia knows everything there is to know about Hollywood’s famous and their behavior. Her clients trust her because she is just like them, not famous.

But when Olivia accidentally meets the super-famous Alexander Young at the grocery store, her world is flipped upside-down. She can’t possibly resist those charming eyes and sexy arms. As their romance blossoms, Olivia learns she may not know as much as she thought she did about celebrities and their ways.

Then Olivia’s most important and loyal client requests to meet Alexander. Suddenly, Olivia is forced to choose between her love and her business.

Will Olivia be able to keep her booming business a secret from her soon-to-be boyfriend? Will her clients still trust her if she is no longer the average girl?

Buy Links:
 Amazon ¦ B&N

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17902179-the-average-girl-by-angelina-goode

Release Day Celebration & Giveaway - Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard




GLASS SWORD
Red Queen #2
Author:
Victoria Aveyard
Pages: 448
Release Date: February 9th, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen

Book Description:
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?


Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23174274-glass-sword?from_search=true&search_version=service

Monday, 8 February 2016

Blog Tour Spotlight - Heartless by Kelly Martin




Heartless
The Heartless Series
Book One
Author:
Kelly Martin
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: indie (Kelly Martin)
Date of Publication:  Jan. 17th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-942246-75-6
ASIN: B0199LR1UM
Number of pages: 386
Word Count:  68000
Cover Artist: P.S. Cover Design and Author Services

Book Description:
Gracen has to fight the devil in her mind and the angel on her shoulder before one of them destroys her.

For thirteen years, Gracen Sullivan dreamed about a red-eyed demon named Hart Blackwell who tortured her every night. Her mother freaked when she found out about her daughter's "hallucinations" and forced Gracen to go to the doctor, who prescribed some very powerful medication which kept Hart out of her head for five years.

A week ago, Hart came back and brought a friend.

But something has changed, and Gracen is seeing Hart when she's awake too. And the other "friends" in her dreams? They have been found dead.

The police want to talk to her.

Her boyfriend has become distant.

Her dreams are becoming more and more intense.

Hell wants her.

Heaven has to stop her.

When push comes shoving, can Gracen fight the evil eating away inside her or will she be forced to embrace it and destroy the world?

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Book Blitz & Giveaway - City of Legends Series by Cheyanne Young



City of Legends 1-3
Author:  Cheyanne Young
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment
Release: February 2016

Book One: City of Legends
Book Description:
Maci Knight has grown up in the shadow of legends. Her father and her brother, Max, are Heroes, worshipped by humans and Supers alike for their strength and valor. All she’s ever wanted is to follow in their footsteps, to fight villains and protect humankind. But Maci has a secret—one that could change everything.

Maci had a twin sister who died the same day they were born. In their world, one twin is always good, while the other always eventually turns evil. There’s no way to tell which twin will go rogue . . . which means no one knows if Maci will suddenly become a villain.

The closer she gets to her eighteenth birthday, the more she has feelings she can’t control: Violence. Rage. Revenge. Maci wants to be a Hero. But she may not have a choice . . .

The first in a trilogy, City of Legends introduces a new superhero mythology and an unstoppable heroine.

Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/120030-city-of-legends-series

Cover Reveal - My Senior Year of Awesome by Jennifer DiGiovanni


 

My Senior Year of Awesome
Author: Jennifer DiGiovanni
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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