Thursday, September 22, 2016

"LOVE AMPLIFIED" by Ann Marie Frohoff is Romance at Its 'Happy Ending' Best

When I first tackled the 'Heavy Influence' Series, there was a definite gloom hanging over these books -- that I might have picked up a romance series that might throw a loop into the happy ending expected of this type of novel. A genre that's suppose to give me something to smile about at the end; could I have that and a shit ton of angst too?! Well, looks like readers the reckoning has come.

LOVE AMPLIFIED, the final novel, has arrived!

And right on the cover there's foreboding words. What is this tagline doing to my nerves? Not sure yet, other than making me feel the need despite my heavily scheduled life, pick up the book and get it read, right damn now.


I can't even... what does that mean?! Anyone else stressed over these words like me? You should talk to me about it below, yeah? Maybe I can convince Ann Marie to chime in.

Look at this beautiful cover too! Isn't it so attractive?! Oh, but you need more, yeah?! I mean how do you properly throw a "finale tour" for a rockstar without a teaser? You don't. Here you go, then.


Amazon links below & available at Smashwords & most ebook retailers!
FEVER PITCH (#1.5) 99 cents:
BROKEN NOTES (#2) 99 cents:


Sign up to be a part of the tour: HERE

SYNOPSIS: Jake Masters is on the rise, sober and inspired. His solo music career has taken off and he's packed away his ugly skeletons - so he thought. When a tropical rendezvous with Alyssa turns into an unexpected life-altering reunion, they must decide what's more important - their happily ever after or doing the right thing. Can it be both?

GET THIS BOOK ~ October 25, 2016!


Ann Marie Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast. She settled in Hollywood at 19 working in film and TV. Soon her itch to keep moving took over again, taking her to Hawaii for a time and then back to LA.
She’s now settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Her wanderlust and propensity to live life out loud has brought her many life experiences so many of us only dream about. Always the storyteller, it would be of no surprise to those who grew up with Annie, that she made the transition into a book and screenplay author. You could say that she woke up one day and had an epiphany, deciding to go to school for screenwriting. It’s with this inner fire she set out to write her first screenplay. Soon after, such work made it into the hands of an agency creative executive who challenged her to write a novel to support the complex ensemble cast of characters she’d created. Thus, after only a couple of years and many hours on the road immersing herself in her subject matter; her edgy modern day "Walk The Line meets John Hughes Classics” debut novella, SKID OUT, has been completed, along with the first installment in her Trilogy. SKID OUTis the prequel novella to the HEAVY INFLUENCE TRILOGY.
The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, is tentatively set to release late spring 2012 — The series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship. Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will appear in the pages of the books. (Alternative Rock Genre).
Annie has now also delved into the supernatural fantasy world with her writing partners Shaun Barger and songwriter/musician Matthew Reich. Taking inspiration directly from song lyrics and building an entire realm of vastly complex characters and plot lines; weaving history, fantasy and heavy doses of romance together. You will be kept turning the pages of “The Zodiac Wars: My Gemini” novellas and “Precious Metal: The Prince and the Gypsy” book series. Both series of books are currently in development

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

'Waiting On' Wednesday: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Having had the opportunity to meet this lovely author and hear her speak surrounded by other amazing authors, I finally went looking for what's next on her list. This book looks to be right up my alley given that it is being touted as Mulan (my fave Disney film) meets Tamora Pierce (easily my fave YA author of all time!!!) on Amazon. Who went a bit delirious at that description?!

  • Title: Flame in the Mist
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Publishing date: May 2, 2017
  • Author(s): Renée Ahdieh
  • Series: Stand Alone (for now)
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.

Renée Ahdieh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her spare time, she likes to dance salsa and collect shoes. She is passionate about all kinds of curry, rescue dogs, and college basketball. The first few years of her life were spent in a high-rise in South Korea; consequently, Renée enjoys having her head in the clouds. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their tiny overlord of a dog. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novels The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger.
As always thanks to Breaking the Spine for coming up with this idea, although it seems as if not since August 24th has a Waiting on Wednesday been posted at that blog site.

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