Saturday, 31 May 2014

Talk to the Moon/Moon over the Bay - Blog Tour



Series: Moonlit Nights
Genre: New Adult Romance Novellas
Author: Morgan Emerson


San Francisco is a vibrant and beautiful city and it’s a key location in Morgan Emerson’s first two novellas in the Moonlit Nights Series. The Golden Gate Bridge is iconic and who can deny the romance when it’s lit up at night and the moon is full.

It all starts with a moonlight night and two young lovers, Sadie and Kyle, making love for the very first time as teenagers. It’s the first and only time for the pair as through a series of events they are separated. Join them in their journey to reconnect again in Talk to the Moon.

Nathan is Kyle’s best friend, and Jess is Sadie’s. But that is not the only complication in pursuing romance for these two. They couldn’t be more wrong for each other on the surface, but tell that to their raging hormones whenever they meet. Moon over the Bay follows Nathan and Jess as they discover that maybe they have more in common than they realize.

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Blog Tour Dates

May 31
A Little Fiction of Every Flavour - Book Spotlight
Write on Shell – Book Spotlight
Mich’s Book Reviews – Book Spotlight
I am, Indeed – Book Spotlight

June 1
Mich’s Book Reviews – Guest Author Post – Short Stories that Grow … and Grow

June 3
A.R. Von Dreamz of Dragons - Guest Post – Power of Love

June 5
Publisher Blog - Author Q&A with Morgan Emerson

June 6
Facebook Party hosted by Morgan Emerson

June 7
Drawing of Giveaway


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Tour Giveaway

There will be a tour giveaway with the following prizes:

1st Prize: $10 Amazon Voucher
2nd Prize: 2 x Set of 3 e-books (Sunrise, Talk to the Moon & Moon over the Bay)
3rd Prize: $5 voucher to spend in the BDP Shop
4th Prize: Talk to the Moon e-book or Moon over the Bay e-book


GOOD LUCK!

Moon over the Bay Release

Moon over the Bay, Book 2 in the Moonlit Nights series, is here!



Summary

Nathan Wolfe is gorgeous, and your typical surfer guy with blond hair, blue eyes, and tanned muscle.  Looks like that should help him chase his dream of becoming an actor, but he’s had nothing but failed auditions for months. After confiding in his best friend that he’s been feeling a little lost, Kyle invites him to San Francisco where he’s been spending time with his girlfriend, Sadie. Nathan jumps at the chance in the hope that a change in scenery will lift his mood.

Jess Dempsey comes from a rich and influential family, and does have a liking for the finer things in life . . . like designer shoes and handbags. But she’s not your typical heiress to a fortune—she prefers to put her art history degree to work. Much to her parents’ dismay, Jess runs a successful business as an art agent, instead of taking her place in the family business. When her best friend, and most successful client, Sadie, asks a favor, Jess finds herself face to face with Nathan, and it's lust at first sight. 

But Nathan won't be anyone's playboy, he’s been there done that, and Jess has learned her lesson the hard way when it comes to pretty faces and their love of her wallet.



Excerpt

Chapter One

Nathan Wolfe dropped into the seat of his Mustang, throwing his messenger bag next to him. Another casting call, another waste of time. He was so sick of hearing the same things: you’re too tall, you’re too blond, you’re too all-American, you’re not dark enough, you’re not manly enough. He snorted. He could show those annoying casting agents a thing or two about manly. Didn’t matter anyway, Nathan would never see those people again. He was over this whole cattle-call audition process. He was starting to think he was over the whole acting thing.
He gassed it as he backed out of the parking space at the production offices in Burbank and roared toward home. Located on a mountain overlooking the San Fernando Valley, just north of L.A., it was Nathan’s favorite place. He shared the house with his best friend from college. Lately, though, it felt like he lived alone. Kyle spent all his time in San Francisco these days to be with the love of his life.
After pulling into the driveway, he was surprised to see Kyle’s Audi in the garage. Nathan smiled. Maybe a few beers with his friend would make the day better.
He climbed out of the car and walked in the side door. Kyle was sitting at the kitchen island using his phone. He was wearing a goofy grin, which of course meant he must be texting with his girlfriend.
“Hey, man, nice to see you home for a change,” Nathan teased as he sat his bag down.
“Hey, bro, how’s it going? Audition today?” Kyle asked, standing to give Nathan a welcoming hug. Something Nathan would never ever admit he needed.
“Yeah, it was crap though. Same shit as always. I’m too ‘whatever’ for the role. Today I was too ‘surfer.’ I’m kind of over it.” Nathan rolled his eyes before heading to the fridge.
“Ah man, that sucks. I’m sorry,” Kyle said absentmindedly as he went to sort through the mail.
“Eh, I’ll survive. Besides I’m almost too busy for auditions anyway. I’ve been buried with graphic-design work for a huge company website and some other marketing stuff that I almost forgot to do today.” Nathan twisted the cap off his beer and took a drink. “To be honest, I think I’m going to take a break from acting.” Nathan sighed. Kyle looked up from the mail and stared in shock.
“What? Why? I mean I know it’s been a while since you’ve had a job, but I know you’re going to land something awesome soon,” Kyle offered.
Nathan was always touched at the unwavering support Kyle gave him. They’d moved to Los Angeles after college because Nathan wanted to be an actor, and Kyle thought he could do it. Now years later, Nathan had nothing really to show for the few gigs he’d landed except his Mustang he bought with his first big check.
“Thanks man, I appreciate it. It’s been a rough couple of weeks and with you not here . . .” Nathan trailed off, shrugging. He really hated to sound needy, but Kyle and his dad were all the family Nathan had. Sure they texted all the time, but it wasn’t the same as when he and Kyle sat in the backyard and watched the sun go down. His auditions were getting to him lately; he’d even quit the dumb valet job he’d been suffering through, because hoping to get noticed by a casting agent wasn’t panning out anyway. He’d been spending more time on his graphic design business while he re-evaluated his life.
“I know . . . and I’m sorry for not being around, and now I’m packing up to head back up there tomorrow. I only came back to go into the office for some face to face meetings today,” Kyle said. Nathan fought the disappointment that flooded him. Another weekend in the house, alone.
“Hey, why don’t you come with me this weekend? I’ve got to come back for a big client meeting on Monday, so I’m not going to stay long. I even have somewhere you can stay,” Kyle said with hope in his features.


 Buy Links


The e-book has been exclusively released at Amazon for 90 days for $1.99


Details of the blog tour coming shortly

Friday, 30 May 2014

Cover Reveal - Silver Strife

Bottom Drawer Publications is very happy to reveal the cover for Silver Strife, an Immortal Quicksilver Novel by J. A. Kenney.


Summary

Quicksilver is an ancient immortal warrior. One of a group of alien beings that were once pure energy, living in the void between galaxies, and who have taken mortal form to influence history.

The Purists, compelled by a zealot prophet, are immortal extremists who will use any means at their disposal to wipe out all mortal life. Qui and her Conservationist brethren have spent millions of years fighting for their survival.

In Silver Strife, Quicksilver has been reincarnated on an Earth devastated by centuries of planet-wide civil war. She awakens in the body of a human Elite named Lini: one of a race of superhumans, bred and trained by a Purist-led government to massacre the remnants of humanity. Quicksilver joins the rebel forces, despite their reluctance to trust a hated Elite, determined to take down the brutal dictatorship that has decimated the human race.

From their first meeting, she is drawn to Captain David Mitchell, the rebel officer who aided her escape from the Elite's gilded cage. Even after swearing to never love again when her last mortal lover was killed saving her life, she finds herself falling for the honorable and driven soldier.

When Quicksilver crosses the path of an immortal ally on a top-secret mission behind enemy lines, a decision is forced upon her. She must choose between the fate of the human rebels, her mortal lover, and fulfilling her Conservationist oath to protect all mortal life.

Silver Strife will be available for purchase in e-book and paperback formats at all major online stores on June 21, 2014. Pre-orders will be available soon.

For more information, check out the book page here at Bottom Drawer Publications

Mark it to read here:



Enter a giveaway at BookLikes here:

While you are waiting for the release of Silver Strife, why not check out 
the short story origin prequel, Slivers of Silver for only 99c


Monday, 26 May 2014

Open Release - Talk to the Moon!

The 90 day exclusive at Amazon has ended so Talk to the Moon is now available for sale across a range of booksellers in ePub, mobi and PDF formats.



Grab your copy of Book 1 in the Moonlit Nights series before Book 2, 
Moon over the Bay, comes out this weekend for an
 open release special price of $1.99 

BUY LINKS






Talk to the Moon will also be available on Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play and Coffee Time Romance soon.


Stay tuned for some great stops on the combined Blog Tour starting next week.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

COVER REVEAL! F*ck Normal!

Bottom Drawer Publications is excited to reveal the cover for Mickey J. Corrigan's latest novella, F*ck Normal.


Novella
Contemporary/Chick Lit
21,500 words

Release Date: June 7, 2014

Summary

What happens when you marry a serious intellectual with a rich fantasy life to a perfectionistic overachiever with a hot body? Sometimes you get discord and separation. Other times, you get Goodreads, too many bottles of Haut-Brion, a luxe swingers club, and Lexus sex.

Barton and Katelyn Fiske are a normal couple with some all-too-normal marital issues. The Fiskes have two small children, an underwater mortgage, and too many bills to pay. He works hard, she spends harder. They haven't had sex in months, and Barton is sleeping in the den of their colonial-style home in Downwind Beach, Florida. The Fiskes attend couples' counseling, but it isn't helping. They're on the verge of breaking up their ten-year marriage.

Katelyn wants her husband to stop fantasizing about a woman from his past. Barton wants his wife to stop prying into his private thoughts. And Dr. Colony, their high-end Palm Beach therapist, wants husband and wife to practice her mutualization exercises so that they can enjoy a normal relationship.

Fuck normal, Barton thinks. Little does he know, his wife is thinking the same thing.


Link





To celebrate the release of F*ck Normal, grab a copy of Mickey's novella Geekus Interruptus for FREE!




Saturday, 17 May 2014

Release Day! Slivers of Silver by J.A. Kenney



BDP's first sci-fi/fantasy book is out today! Slivers of Silver is J. A. Kenney's debut work and is an origin prequel to her upcoming "Immortal Quicksilver" series, the first book of which is due for release next month.


Summary

The immortals lived in the darkness among the stars, until one of their number declared all mortal life an abomination. Under the prophet's direction, the newly formed Purists brave the Void, determined to destroy all life in the universe.

Quicksilver and Star rally a group of immortals to join their brethren in mortal form to conserve the incredible diversity of life, and the Conservationists are born.

Reincarnated, they fight and strive to save mortals. If they fail, the Purists will wipe sentient life from the universe across the length and breadth of time!


Excerpt

S L I V E R S


The bright swirling cloud of dust and small asteroids flowed and spiraled down into the growing mass of the new planet forming below me. Ice crystals glittered and refracted the light from the distant young blue star. Caught in the powerful pull of gravity, the particles formed into a narrow disk as they drew closer and closer to the embryonic core, while the violence of random collisions sent matter and energy cascading out into the deep darkness of space.

I could feel the pull of the new star, the developing world, and the sprays of dust and gases as they passed through me where I hovered above and separate from the solar system’s birth pangs.
Such beauty paired with such destruction.

Time danced and shifted as I flew past the rocky mass and toward the baby star. Its surface shuddered and erupted in massive ejections sending plumes of superheated gas and radiation up and out on the solar winds. The energy shivered past me, leaving a pleasant sting and tingle along the ethereal tendrils of my form.

Come.

The single word brought me out of my meditative revelry . . . a message and a summons. I needed no directions. The brush of Morning Star’s thoughts against mine told me where and when to go.

The universe, full of wonder, dimmed as I neared the space in between. The Void: an infinite span of time and space condensed into a single unknowable point. It was both larger than the all of creation and small enough to be housed within the electron cloud of a single atom.

My awareness of deep space fled, and black nothingness tugged and pulled at me as I skirted the edge of the universe. I hung suspended, for a moment or a millennium, before I folded and floated in a far distant place and time.

Immortals had gathered above a single planet, which glittered and shone in the darkness. Lights, like fireflies, clustered upon the dark surface. They flashed on and off at the will of the strange small creatures who crowded the coasts and islands. The feel was wrong, as if these mortals had changed the very substance of this world. The bitter scent of molten metal, the lingering burn of nuclear fission, and the acidic tang of chemical combinations foreign to nature leached into the pure nothingness of space. Even the electromagnetic spectrum swam with unfamiliar and unnatural vibrations that grated against our beings.

I drifted among the others, moving along each in turn with a light mental caress of greeting followed by flickers of recognition. Mental whispers and images of my namesake, my identity, Quicksilver. A flash of liquid metal; changing, flowing, unable to stay still.

The thoughts of my brethren were chaotic, confused, some incensed while others were merely curious as they looked down at the surface. None of us had seen the impact of a massive advancing civilization, and many found it repugnant.

Star?

My projected query was more image than word, the fading light of a bright but distant star as the sun rose over a primordial world. The thought brought my friend and lover to my side. That cherished presence glowed and shifted as it brushed against me, blending and meshing.

Our Joining was a closeness so intense that we ceased to exist as two beings and became one. The deep mating bond allowed us to share our thoughts, and our feelings, as we mixed the substance of ourselves. Our two lives blended into one whole, every event, thought, and perception since last we parted was shared in exquisite and exacting detail. Just as we had shared all that happened from that first instant when all Immortals formed in the chaotic birth pangs of the universe.

What’s happening?

Solar Flare summoned the conclave.


Buy Links

Amazon (to be available soon)

The book will be available within the week on 
Kobo - Barnes & Noble - Apple - Diesel


Giveaway

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Cover Reveal - Moon over the Bay

Fans of Talk to the Moon, Morgan Emerson's first book in the New Adult "Moonlit Nights" series, will be happy to see Kyle's best friend, Nathan, and Sadie's best friend, Jess, taking center stage in Book 2: Moon over the Bay.


Summary

Nathan Wolfe is gorgeous, and your typical surfer guy with blond hair, blue eyes, and tanned muscle. Looks like that should help him chase his dream of becoming an actor, but he's had nothing but failed auditions for months. After confiding in his best friend that he's been feeling a little lost, Kyle invites him to San Francisco where he's been spending time with his girlfriend, Sadie. Nathan jumps at the chance in the hope that a change in scenery will lift his mood.

Jess Dempsey comes from a rich and influential family, and does have a liking for the finer things in life . . . like designer shoes and handbags. But she's not your typical heiress to a fortune-she prefers to put her art history degree to work. Much to her parent's dismay, Jess runs a successful business as an art agent, instead of taking her place in the family business. When her best friend, and most successful client, Sadie, asks a favour, Jess finds herself face to face with Nathan, and it's lust at first sight.

But Nathan won't be anyone's playboy, he's been there done that, and Jess has learned her lesson the hard way when it comes to pretty faces and their love of her wallet.


Release Date: May 31, 2014 on Amazon exclusively for 90 days
and then open release to all booksellers from August 30, 2014





Thursday, 8 May 2014

Cover Reveal - Slivers of Silver

Bottom Drawer Publications is very proud to present the cover for new author J.A. Kenney's first releaseSlivers of Silver.


Slivers of Silver is a short prequel to the upcoming Immortal 
Quicksilver series, the first book of which—Silver Strife—is 
due out June 21.


Summary


The Immortals lived in the darkness among the stars, until one of their number declared all mortal life an abomination. Under the prophet's direction, the newly formed Purists brave the Void, determined to destroy all life in the universe.

Quicksilver and Star rally a group of Immortals to join their brethren in mortal form to conserve the incredible diversity of life, and the Conservationists are born.

Reincarnated, they fight and strive to save mortals. If they fail, the Purists will wipe sentient life from the universe across the length and breadth of time.

Release Date: May 17, 2014