Book Showcase: Raritan Manor Ranch Series by C. R. Moss

Book Showcase: Raritan Manor Ranch Series by C. R. Moss. Includes giveaway!

Title: Dream Across Time (Raritan Manor Ranch Book 1)
Author:  C. R. Moss
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Time Travel

About the book:


Book Showcase: Raritan Manor Ranch Series by C. R. Moss. Includes giveaway!A woman in love. A ghost in need. A man possessed. 

Evelyn Sheridan is in love with Raritan Manor Ranch’s resident ghost, Quinn, but can only experience his embrace in her dreams.

Quinn VanAlder, who doesn’t realize he’s a ghost, loves Eve and wishes she’d stop saying they can’t be together.

While at the ranch, Alex VanAlder arrives for a visit, and Evelyn’s hopes rise. Perhaps she will be able to have a real relationship after all. Alex, though, has no interest in Evelyn. Yet, every time the house cat, Myrddin, comes around, Alex feels like a man possessed and wants Eve with a passion.

Caught between loving a ghost and putting up with a man who can’t make up his mind, Evelyn is at a loss. Can the magic of the ranch help Evelyn to stop being caught between two worlds?




Book Showcase: Raritan Manor Ranch Series by C. R. Moss. Includes giveaway!
Title: Journey Across Time (Raritan Manor Ranch Book 2)

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There is magic on the ranch...

A woman examining life. A man on a quest. Time restores his spirit and her love.
Trent, a man in the past on a mission to discover where he belongs, embarks on a spiritual journey. His spirit guide, to his dismay, is a frisky feline named Myrddin. During a ritual, the cat brings the soul searcher forward into Julie VanAlder’s world.

Julie is attracted to the newcomer on the ranch, but his strange mannerisms and speech dictate she use caution, especially when she learns where he’s from. A botched relationship, supposed time travel, spiritual mumbo jumbo…it’s almost too much for Julie to take.

Can Trent make her believe in destiny and win her love before it’s too late?


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Title: A Wish Across Time (Raritan Manor Ranch Book 3)

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A woman once shunned. A man now changed. There’s a thin line between love and hate.
When Wiccan practitioner Cassandra VanAlder encounters a man from her past who’d broken her heart, she casts some spells to help herself while wishing karma would deal out some payback. The spells turn against her, and before she knows it, she finds herself falling for him again.

Ryan Keene finds Cassandra enchanting and feels he’s met her somewhere before. She and her best friend, Debi, won’t give him any clues as to her identity. He loves challenges and doesn’t plan to back off from her until he finds the answers he seeks. He's told he has three dates to win her over.

Will she close off her heart or will she allow herself to feel again?


About the author

Book Showcase: Raritan Manor Ranch Series by C. R. Moss. Includes giveaway!
Hi everyone, my name is Casey, and I write under the names C.R. Moss for erotic and mainstream romance and Casey Moss for mainstream dark fiction (horror, suspense, urban fantasy) and sometimes the stories have an erotic flare to them. My professional bio for C.R.: An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers a choice of sweet, savory or spicy reads, usually within a sub-genre or two — paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy, time travel, or western flare. The bio for my other persona: Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…


Book Showcase: Raritan Manor Ranch Series by C. R. Moss. Includes giveaway!


Coming Soon from C.R. Moss and other amazing authors… Get in, get down...and get filthy with these sexy, hardworking, blue-collar heroes who don't mind when things get a little dirty while at work or at play. This collection of 22 brand new stories from USA Today and International Best-Selling authors is full of scorching hot romance tales that will be sure to leave you breathless for more. These men work hard, and play even harder. Pre-order your copy today!


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Reader Love Tour & GiveawayDo you love reading romance books featuring people of color? Join us on the Reader Love Tour & Giveaway where it’s all about YOU. 

Enter daily giveaways for African American, Interracial, and Multicultural Romance books by the participating authors on BlackLoveBooks.com and several prizes including a six month KU subscription (or $60 Amazon Gift Card).

Participating Authors:

Amarie Avant | Bella Fontaine | Chiquitad Dennie | Dana Pittman | Danyelle Scroggins | DeiIra Smith-Collard | G.L. Tomas | J. Nichole | J.L. Campbell | Ja'Nese Dixon | Janae Keyes | Kim Golden | ML Preston | Monica L. Smith | Rachelle Ayala | Savannah J. Frierson | Sheena Binkley | Suzette D. Harrison | Suzette Riddick | Taige Crenshaw | Tasha L. Harrison


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How to pitch your book via social media



Pitching your book online is a huge possibility nowadays especially with the advent of technology and internet. Social media platforms have all the connections you need to market your book extensively. Chatting and posting on social media platforms are not all the activities that you can do. There are a lot of other useful things that you could do and one of them is an ability to do a marketing campaign for your book. Here is how you can pitch your book through social media.


·   Blog About It
With your blog, there is the freedom to do whatever you please. Why not take this time and blog about your book? Make use of online homework assignments professionals to help you blog about it if writing is not your cup of coffee. Your blog is one of the best places to create a page about your already published book and share the reasons why it is important.

The blog page should highlight on how the book will entertain and at the same time educate and inform readers. Once the post has been made on the page, it would be a prudent idea to link back to that post. Ask those who have subscribed to your blog to share the information you have written on their groups and networks. Still, consider interviewing someone or do a guest post that will see your book get into other people’s blogs.

·  Use your Personal Friends on Facebook
Having good content is one step towards succeeding with your book marketing campaign. The next thing to do is to connect with your friends on social platforms such as Facebook especially those that find something interesting and good about the contents of your book. These are the best people to use to make them share it further in their networks.

This is what you should do once you publish your book. All information sent should be accompanied by a link to the purchase page of the book leading to the store of your choice retailer. Ask these friends and contacts to keep sharing the information on their Facebook walls.

·   Use a Professional Facebook Page
A fan page separate from your personal Facebook profile is also one of the best things to consider. This is kind of professional as far as your book is concerned. Fan pages enhance interactions that drive a lot of traffic. Ask the community in there take part and share information on the book on their separate pages as well. Get the help of experts at WriteMyPaper123 on how you can successfully go about this.

·   Use Google+
Make use of your circle in Google+. This tool is customized for networking with authors. Create a circle targeting the people in this network especially those with same interests as you. You can begin by sharing part of the interesting information contained in the book. It will make a whole lot of difference and in the end, people will be interested to buy the book.

·   Strategic Twitter Posts
Tweet information about the book to people who follow you on Twitter. This platform needs a smart move. Don’t keep doing this. Have a strategy in place and avoid vague requests such as “buy my new book.” Share out tidbits that assist people to understand the value they will be getting from your book. If you want to write a cookbook and sell it, you got to make sure that people will understand the help they will get from it. Once they get it, they will most likely retweet your post.

Social media isn’t just for fun. You can use it to pitch your book successfully.

Stephen Shunk is English language Lecturer. He is keen on cognitive linguistics researching and with pleasure writes blogs about culture and nature of speech, language, and their origin.

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Excerpt: The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap


Excerpt: The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap


Title: The Ancient Tripod of Peace
Author: Kalen Cap
Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: March 13th 2018

Excerpt: The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap
About the book:

Teens Lexi and Gil face relic-thieving secret societies.

Plagued by loneliness in her Lake Erie Islands community, vegan Lexi hopes to make like-minded friends in high school. But her dad’s job is jeopardized when relics are stolen from his museum, changing her priorities. And she finds her new teachers’ eerie dislike of her troubling.

His dad in jail, cipher enthusiast and bacon-loving Gil hopes freshman year will provide a clean slate. Soon, he discovers secret codes within a Shakespearean play while paired with Lexi, pulling him into an ancient mystery.

With the official museum burglary investigation stalled, the mismatched teen sleuths join forces to try and crack the case. Lexi’s inquiries and Gil’s codes capture their teachers’ attention. But these teachers have the stolen Tripod of Peace, a powerful relic sought by rival secret societies. Caught in these societies’ crossfire as thieves wield an instrument of astounding power, Gil and Lexi are in danger.

The Ancient Tripod of Peace is the first book in novelist Kalen Cap’s Teen Thief-Catchers Series. If you like stories with artifact treasures, fighting secret societies, and spirited protagonists, you’ll enjoy this novel.

Excerpt: 


Brandon flicked on the light switch. The yellow bulb provided a muted view of the dusty, windowless room.


A box with shiny tape near the entrance looked new. It contained three metal pieces, each about thirty inches in length, that he needed. He unboxed the items, each unevenly notched and appended with short metal lengths, and set them by the door. He found the only large piece, a tripod seat, already unboxed in the back of the room. The museum board had pulled the tripod seat from the prior evening’s exhibit opening on the main floor.

Though he’d received a text confirming arrangements as planned, Brandon grew worried two remaining pieces were displayed upstairs after all. He wouldn't risk triggering the security system in the main exhibition hall to retrieve them if they there. Breaking into the warehouse was already too far beyond his comfort zone.

The room’s dust taking its toll, Brandon sneezed. He frowned, worried a sprayed dripping might get him caught by some high tech analysis like those used in crime television shows. It’d be my luck to be caught by snot.

Or sweat. Tears of perspiration streamed down his cheek. Brandon checked the room again. Curation opportunity? What a joke!

Sue Ballentine, who hired him for the job, had called it a “curation opportunity.” Though Brandon knew selling steroids was illegal, stealing objects from a museum was a more aggressive crime. But he needed the money to finish paying his supplier.

Brandon knew not to cross his steroid supplier in Detroit.


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Excerpt: The Ancient Tripod of Peace by Kalen Cap
About the Author

Kalen Cap is a writer living in Columbus, Ohio. Active in animal protection and environmental causes, he often brings such concerns into his fiction writing.

After having a number of poems and short stories published, as well as original plays produced locally, he took up novel writing.

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Excerpt: Hatchet Hollow by Amanda McKinney

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Title: Hatchet Hollow (Black Rose Mystery Series, #2) 

Author: Amanda McKinney 
Publication date: April 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

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After an afternoon of mind-numbingly boring surveillance in the woods, Private Investigator Raven Cane goes for a twilight jog to clear her head, only to discover a gruesome murder in the town’s most notorious cave, Hatchet Hollow. Minutes later, the impossibly handsome Lieutenant Zander Stone arrives at the scene to take over, but Raven has a hard time letting the case go. Why did the killer cut off the victim’s fingers? More importantly, who would do such a thing?

After a failed attempt at tracking down the elusive Marden Balik, aka, the legendary witch of the Great Shadow Mountains, Zander dives headfirst into Devil’s Den’s most recent murder, only to uncover twists and turns at every step—including a secret book of curses that may, or may not, exist. As the list of suspects grows, Zander does his best to keep Raven at arm’s length. But Raven is persistent, nosing her way into his case, making it increasingly difficult to keep his concentration on the task at hand, and off of her sultry body.
And when another woman is found brutally murdered, Zander worries that Raven has gotten too close to the investigation… close enough to put her directly in the killer’s sights.

Excerpt:

Warning this excerpt contains some violence

A BLACK CROW swooped down from a decaying pine tree beside her, it’s cringing caw piercing the silence of the woods. She shuddered and zipped up her windbreaker.
         Abby never liked crows, or birds for that matter. Not since her parents brought her back a rare, extremely expensive—their words, not hers—parrot from Honduras when she was twelve years old. It was one of the many vacations they’d taken without her—needing a break, they’d say—and leaving her with her nanny, Fran, whose hair always looked, ironically, like a bird’s nest, and whose breath could stop a clock. The same nanny who’d tattled on her for leaving a window open, allowing the precious parrot to fly away.
         Her father didn’t speak to her for a week, and her mother, only when he wasn’t looking.
         But that was a long time ago. That was then, and this was now. She was a woman now, freshly turned twenty-one with her whole life ahead of her. She didn’t need her parents or the shallow gifts they’d showered her with, replacing their inability to show affection. She didn’t need them anymore, just like they didn’t need her. That’s how they always made her feel, anyway.
         A cool gust of wind carrying the sour scent of moldy earth swept past her. She glanced up at the cloud-covered sky. Another dreary day. Another stupid, dull day in this small, suffocating, godforsaken town—just like the day before.
         But not anymore.
         She could make her own decisions now, out from under their financial thumb. Go her own way in life.
         And she was.
         And her parents would kill her for it.
         She stepped onto the jogging trail that snaked through the woods and stumbled on a rock. She looked down at her new black running shoes laced tightly over black ankle socks. Black leggings and a black T-shirt.
         Black.
         She swallowed the lump in her throat.
         She’d always been fascinated with the mystical, creepy folktales that were whispered through the Great Shadow Mountains. Spirits, ghosts… witches. Hundreds of stories told during dark nights with no electricity, bonfires with too many drinks, Halloween, or just about any scenario shrouded in darkness. The stories were told with glances over the shoulder and hushed voices laced with fear, and if you listened carefully enough, respect. Respect for the evil forces that could snatch you up in the middle of the night, turn you into a lizard, or worse, curse you and everyone you loved.
         Witches who could raise the dead from the earth.
         Witches who could take your life.
         Respect, power. Those were the two things she was promised when she’d been approached about “turning over a new leaf”. Taking control of her own life—and others if needed. Yes, she would be a part of something now, of something big, she was told.
         She took a deep breath, closed her eyes.
         Was she apprehensive? Absolutely. But what they’d promised her had been too great to ignore. She’d been a fool to walk away.
         Right?
         She smoothed her black windbreaker.
         Black really wasn’t her color, but they had been wearing it—head-to-toe—so she figured she’d better get used to it. There would be so much to learn, they’d explained, and embracing black was a good start, she guessed.
         But dammit, it really washed her out. Her pale complexion and light blonde hair—a gift from her mother—looked even more lifeless against the unforgiving color.
         Maybe she would take baby steps into the change.
         Yes, baby steps.
         Maybe it would be okay if she wore her red silk blouse and white Louboutin six-inch heels on her date next week.
         Butterflies tickled her stomach.
         A date!
         She couldn’t believe it. Yes, she had been asked out by a good-looking, accomplished man, nonetheless. It was completely out of left field… and only hours after she’d officially committed to “turning over a new leaf.” Coincidence?
         Yes, things were going to change for her. Things were going to go her way, for the first freaking time in her life.
         She was going to be powerful, respected. Feared.
         With an extra pep in her step, she rounded a corner in the trail and spotted her new jogging partner anxiously waiting ahead.
         “Hey.”
         “Hey, there. You ready?”
         She snorted. “As ready as I can be, I guess.”
         “First mile’s always the hardest. I’ll take it easy on you. Might want to stick those keys in your pocket, though. Uneven terrain.”
         “Oh, okay. Yeah.” She nodded, looked down, and as she unzipped her pocket—
         WHACK!
         Her head snapped back as a fist slammed into her jaw.
         Pain rocketed through her skull. Bright lights flashed in her eyes. The metallic taste of blood filled her mouth as she stumbled backward. The world spun around her, sending a wave of nausea through her body as she tried to process what was happening.
         What the hell?
         She opened her eyes to fuzziness and tried to focus on the movement in front of her. But before she could come to, the next brutal force knocked her out cold.


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About the author:

Award-winning author of sexy murder mysteries, Amanda McKinney wrote her debut novel, LETHAL LEGACY, after walking away from her career to become a writer and stay-at-home mom. Her books include the BERRY SPRINGS SERIES and the BLACK ROSE MYSTERY SERIES, with many more to come. Set in small, Southern towns, Amanda’s books are page-turning whodunits peppered with steamy romance. Amanda is a member of Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime, and lives in Arkansas with her handsome husband, two beautiful boys, and three obnoxious dogs. Visit her website atwww.amandamckinneyauthor.com


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