Saturday, August 1, 2020

For the Win Book Blitz Raine Thomas Author


For the Win
Raine Thomas
Publication date: July 25th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Determination.

It’s what gets Jasmine Li out of bed every morning. She’s determined to overcome the injury that has derailed her career in ballet, the only love she’s ever known. She can’t afford to allow a baseball player to distract her, no matter how hot and persistent he might be.

Commitment.

Will Campbell defines the word. It’s what makes him a successful pitcher and it’s helping him learn how to be a single dad to a little girl with plenty of trust issues. Just his luck, the one person his daughter—and his heart—finally respond to is a stubborn, sexy ballerina with plans that don’t involve relationships or children.

But Will didn’t become the best closer in the majors by giving up. He knows what he wants and what his daughter needs, and he’s going to get it. Jasmine Li has met her match…and he’s playing for the win.

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EXCERPT:

The strains of some kind of classical music reached Will before he entered the room. He didn’t immediately see Katie and Jasmine. When he reached the chair he’d pulled down for himself, he saw them standing at the barre, facing the mirror.

He was pretty sure his eyes nearly plopped out of his head.

Jasmine was performing a standing split. Her long legs, now covered in tights rather than the baggy pants, made one straight vertical line. Her right hand grasped the barre while her left hand grasped her calf in the air, leaving her torso curved in an elegant arch.

“So that’s the second position stretch,” Jasmine said, lowering her leg. “But as I said, that will come later. Our barre work will be much more basic to start.”

She spotted him as he dropped down into his chair. He did his best to close his gaping mouth.

“All done?” she asked.

“Yep.”

Thank God she didn’t ask him anything else. He wasn’t sure he’d be able to find his voice again.

Jesus. She was magnificent.

There was no doubt Jasmine was a beautiful woman. She had dark, lustrous hair, a flawless porcelain complexion, high cheekbones, and almond-shaped brown eyes that hinted at Asian heritage somewhere in the mix. She was lithe and slender, her every movement a study in grace and precision.

And she had fucking killer legs.

Sure, she was beautiful. But now…good lord. Those tights and that leotard showed him just what her baggy clothes had been hiding. Combined with the refinement of her movements, it had his body responding in a completely unexpected way.

Which was crazy, he told himself, since her poise and control were the two traits he had initially disliked about her the most.

Life could sure be ironic.

He shook off his reaction and returned his focus to the lesson, doing his best to look only at Katie. He pulled out his phone and used his camera, both to take pictures and capture some video. His dad was going to want to see them later.

The lesson went over the hour by nearly twenty minutes. Will hadn’t even registered how much time had passed. Having the opportunity to watch his daughter learn something that made her happy had the time passing in a blink.

“I know going through the moves and positions is repetitive,” Jasmine said as she and Katie sat to change their shoes. “But these are building blocks to learning routines.”

Katie nodded sagely. It had Will’s lips twitching in amusement, especially when he observed how she was mimicking Jasmine’s posture and mannerisms.

“It seems you enjoyed yourself, huh, kiddo?” he said, walking over to her and giving her bun a gentle tug.

She smiled and nodded.

“Would you like to do this again?” Jasmine asked her.

Another nod, this one more vigorous.

Jasmine also smiled. The genuineness of it made her attractive on a whole other level. It revealed to him that she wasn’t just polished, poised, and aloof. There was passion inside her just waiting to be ignited.

Five minutes later, he locked Giuseppe’s doors and walked with Jasmine to the back of the Jeep so he could load the barre for her. She reached past him to toss her gym bag into the back and he caught her scent, something lightly floral and utterly feminine that once again made his libido take notice. And when she reached up, untwisted her hair tie, and released her glorious dark hair so it spilled down between her shoulder blades, there was even a moment where he forgot how to breathe.

“Call or text me when you’re ready to schedule another lesson,” she said as she closed the Jeep’s rear hatch.

“Sure,” he managed. Then, remembering he hadn’t paid her, he reached into his back pocket and pulled out his wallet. He handed her the hundred dollars plus an extra twenty for the additional time she’d given them. “Thanks again for doing this.”

“It was my pleasure.”

He and Katie waved her off and then climbed into his truck to head home. As he started the engine and backed out of the parking spot, he took a moment to reflect on how the lesson had gone.

He had started it with serious reservations about working with Jasmine because he hadn’t thought she would be invested in Katie, and he quite frankly hadn’t liked her very much. Now here he was ninety minutes later, having serious reservations about working with her for the exact opposite reasons.

He wasn’t at all sure what to do about that. When he’d come up with this idea, he’d had some expectation that he’d have to help protect Katie’s heart from being broken if this didn’t work out.

What the hell was he going to do to protect his own?

Author Bio:

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine has signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She's a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn't writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida's beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

For the Win by Raine Thomas Release Day!


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Determination.


It's what gets Jasmine Li out of bed every morning. She's determined to overcome the injury that has derailed her career in ballet, the only love she's ever known. She can't afford to allow a baseball player to distract her, no matter how hot and persistent he might be.

Commitment.

Will Campbell defines the word. It's what makes him a successful pitcher and it's helping him learn how to be a single dad to a little girl with plenty of trust issues. Just his luck, the one person his daughter--and his heart--finally respond to is a stubborn, sexy ballerina with plans that don't involve relationships or children.

But Will didn't become the best closer in the majors by giving up. He knows what he wants and what his daughter needs, and he's going to get it. Jasmine Li has met her match...and he's playing for the win.

For the Win is a complete standalone sports romance with a HEA suited for readers who enjoy steamy enemies-to-lovers stories, witty verbal exchanges, LOL moments, and kids who will steal your heart. While characters from For Everly and Meant for Her make appearances in this book, it isn't necessary to read those books first. Happy reading...and play on!


About the Author

If you’ve taken the time to visit my website and check out my bio, you’re looking for a little more than just “Bestselling and multiple-award winning author of Young Adult, New Adult, and Contemporary Romance,” right? You want to know more about me.

Gah!

As an introvert who doesn’t do well talking about herself, this might be my most difficult writing challenge yet!

Okay…here we go. Some things to know about me:

I have a bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing and a master’s degree in Humanities with a strong literary focus. Despite that, I didn’t know I wanted to be an author until I was in my mid-thirties.

I think pizza is the perfect food.

I drive a 2002 Solar Yellow Nissan Xterra named Tweety (as in Bird). He’s an integral part of our family, which consists of me, my hubby of nearly 20 years, our teenage daughter, and our adorable black lab mix rescue pup, Gideon…whom I feature a lot on Instagram!

I met my hubby in New Orleans at Mardi Gras. I traveled there with my coworker from Atlanta and he traveled there with his cousin from Canada, and we all stayed in the same one-bedroom apartment. It was love at first sight!

I watch way too many crime-solving shows and medical dramas. Also, I miss Supernatural.

Raine Thomas is a pen name. Lorraine is my mother’s middle name and Thomas is my dad’s middle name. I shortened Lorraine to make it a little snazzier and more modern. Voila!

I think that hits the highlights. If these tidbits haven’t satisfied your curiosity about me, shoot me an email or connect with me on social media. I love interacting with readers!



For the Win by Raine Thomas




Title: For the Win (a Standalone Baseball Romance)

Author: Raine Thomas

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Book Blurb

                                                     

Determination.

 It’s what gets Jasmine Li out of bed every morning. She’s determined to overcome the injury that has derailed her career in ballet, the only love she’s ever known. She can’t afford to allow a baseball player to distract her, no matter how hot and persistent he might be.

Commitment.

 Will Campbell defines the word. It’s what makes him a successful pitcher and it’s helping him learn how to be a single dad to a little girl with plenty of trust issues. Just his luck, the one person his daughter—and his heart—finally respond to is a stubborn, sexy ballerina with plans that don’t involve relationships or children.

 

But Will didn’t become the best closer in the majors by giving up. He knows what he wants and what his daughter needs, and he’s going to get it. Jasmine Li has met her match...and he’s playing for the win.

 

In the pursuit of her heart, winning is the only option.

 

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Author Bio

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine has signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She's a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn't writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida's beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.


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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Coming soon: Genes: Book 3 in the ISAN Series



Coming Soon: Genes: Book 3 in the ISAN Series from Mary Ting

Allegiances will be tested.
Identities will be revealed.
No one is safe.

While searching for the HelixB88 anti-serum on the black market, Ava uncovers valuable intel that may help the rebels in their fight to bring down ISAN—the location of a hidden facility. But first, the insurgents must find the female citizens unexpectedly displaying powers without use of the Helix serum before ISAN captures them.

As the rebels join forces with other sectors, ISAN plans their destruction by using someone they don't suspect at the rebel home base. A traitor within.

Now, Ava must make a dangerous decision, one that could risk their capture—or worse.

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Genes is the third book in the award-winning International Sensory Assassin Network series. Awards for the series include:
2019 Gold Medal Winner - IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards - Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy
2018 Gold Medal Winner - American Fiction Awards - Science Fiction: Post-Apocalyptic
2018 Gold Medal Winner - International Book Awards - Science Fiction
2018 and 2019 Gold Medal Winner - Readers' Favorite Awards - Young Adult Action / Young Adult Thriller
2019 Silver Medal Winner - Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Young Adult Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
2019 Finalist - Silver Falchion Awards - Action Adventure

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ISAN: Book 1



THE WORLD HAS CHANGED.

SCIENTISTS WARNED IT WOULD HAPPEN.

Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.

Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.

While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.

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                                                                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                       

 HELIX Book 2


ALLIANCES ARE FORMING. THE RESISTANCE IS GROWING. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE.

With her memory still fragmented, Ava returns to the International Sensory Assassin Network (ISAN) to find the twin sister she never knew she had.

But as Ava hunts for information, she finds herself tangled in a web of yet more lies and conspiracy. The Helix serum may not be required to access her superpowers, and the number of male assassins—previously considered too volatile to tolerate Helix—is growing in every territory.

The more Ava uncovers, the more of a threat she becomes to ISAN. Her only salvation may be to join the rebels ... if she isn't killed first.

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Helix is the second book in the award-winning International Sensory Assassin Network Novel series. Awards won by ISAN, book 1 in the series are:
2019 Gold Medal Winner - IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards - Fiction: Science Fiction & Fantasy
2018 Gold Medal Winner American Fiction Awards - Science Fiction: Post-Apocalyptic
2018 Gold Medal Winner - International Book Awards - Science Fiction
2018 Gold Medal Winner - Readers' Choice Awards - Young Adult Fiction


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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Touch of Frost by Lynn Rush


Meet the Author: Lynn Rush


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Amanda gives a new meaning to cold…
Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.
But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option.
The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love. 


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Book Two in the Touch of Frost Trilogy

Death may be the only way I can live…

The Center is destroyed. Mandy and Georgia have their own place near campus and are ready to start their new lives as college students. All that’s missing is Mandy’s steamy relationship with Zach. His sudden distance and irritability has Mandy wondering…and possibly wandering.
Nate Ashcroft, a beautiful, but mysterious, guy literally falls into Mandy’s life, shattering her already unstable relationship with Zach. When an unknown agency sets its targets on Mandy and Georgia, ugly truths of Mandy’s powers, her parents’ deaths and the people she’s chosen to trust send her life into a tailspin.
One only her death can stop.


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The FINAL book in the Touch of Frost Trilogy.
They made his body, she’ll awaken his soul…
Three months ago, my twin sister, Georgia, and I had to die so our loved ones would be safe from the scientists hunting us. After months of searching, we’re close to finding the one person who can help us find closure, Georgia’s adoptive mother, Lois.
Snowstorms and an unexpected run-in with GenCorp, the latest entity charged with capturing us, delay our mission and break our spirits. The only light in my supernaturally chaotic life is Nate. He’s given up everything to protect and take care of me, and each minute I’m with him confirms how much I love him. Finally ready to share my heart again, I take the next step, admitting my true feelings.
The mad scientists who want to tear me apart and use my body for a freak show, once again taint my happiness with a disturbing technology that rips Nate from my arms. As I battle GenCorp’s warped technology to save my soul mate, I’m faced with the vivid reality: the Nate I knew and fell in love with may be lost forever.
And if I get him back, will I still be able to say those three precious words?


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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Vlad Cover Reveal; Patricia A Rasey Autho



 COVER REVEAL! VLAD: Sons of Sangue! 🤩
Coming February 24th!
★★★★★ "A good dose of humor makes it an excellent book...Vlad is now my favorite. Exciting, sexy and thrilling." ~Jeannet, GoodReads
★★★★★ "I had been waiting for this story and just loved Vlad. I read this in one sitting 😁 just could not put it down." ~Malisa, GoodReads



Vlad Tepes, king of the vampires, has a problem on his hands. His brother is taking out humans at an alarming rate and drawing unwanted attention, threatening exposure for their entire race. Vlad needs to stop Mircea before that happens, even if it means taking his head. In his mission to hunt Mircea down, Vlad encounters a stunning special agent who’s out to stop a killer—namely his brother. Vlad’s inability to hypnotize her presents an entirely new dilemma, putting the beautiful law officer in harm’s way.
Special Agent Janelle Ferrari chases bad guys for a living, with a little help from her strange gift of psychic visions. That is until a sinfully sexy man, claiming to be the ancient, blood-drinking Romanian ruler steps into her office. Plunged into a secret society of vampires and a mounting war between immortal brothers, Janelle’s visions suddenly go quiet, leaving her vulnerable and placing her in the crosshairs of the killer she’s determined to take down.
Vlad and Janelle must join forces to stop the psychotic vampire before more humans perish. But when Janelle becomes next on Mircea’s hit list, will Vlad be able to protect the woman who’s captured his long-dead heart?
👉 Release date: Monday, February 24th on Amazon, NOOK, Kobo Books, and iBooks for 2 weeks. *No pre-order. Links coming Monday!
👉 On March 10th, VLAD will then be released in Kindle Unlimited, when it will go off sale at all other vendors.
Win an autographed copy of VLAD. You may use either link:
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For the Win Book Blitz Raine Thomas Author

For the Win Raine Thomas Publication date: July 25th 2020 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance Determination . It’s what gets Jasmi...