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Perfect Sense by: Amanda Cowen

Posted in Book Blog Tour, Book Promotion, ebook with tags , , , , , , on March 27, 2016 by mrsmack97


Welcome to Ready, Set,Blog. It is my absolute pleasure to spotlight Amanda Cowen’s,  New Adult Contemporary Romance, Perfect Sense. I don’t know about you but the cover alone makes me want to one click! Then I read the blurb. Sold.


Perfect Sense

He’s gorgeous.

He’s reckless.

And he’s every woman’s dirty fantasy in the state of California.., except one… Quinn Ashby.

Recent graduate of Penn and top of her class, Quinn is whip smart, ambitious and interning as the new marketing coordinator for the Bexley Bruisers American Hockey League team. The last thing she needs is to waste her time on guys…especially one as lethal to her focus as Cash Brooks.

But once the bad boy hockey star tempts her into his world, threatening her professional future, she’s forced to decide whether to let him into her heart…or to leave him behind forever.

Meet The Author – Amanda Cowen

Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching

a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories.

She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-

coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where

the summers are short and the winters are long.

Amanda would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website,

www., become a fan on Facebook, follow her on

Instagram @authoramandacown, or follow her on Goodreads.

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Instagram – @authoramandacowen

Goodreads – Amanda Cowen


Are You Ready For It? INCONCEIVABLE – Coming 9/2

Posted in angels, Author, coming soon, ebook, magical realism, romance with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2015 by mrsmack97

Shot of a passionate young people in love.

I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming title, Inconceivable will be released 9/2. 

Previously titled, My Sister’s Shoes, this story is one of my favorites. I received my rights back for this sexy fantasy and I’m going all out so new readers can meet and fall in love with Angelo. The rough, loveable fairy godmother is enough to melt any girls heart. This book will be available in the kindle library and will be added to Netgalley (for the month of September)

Available for a .99 cent purchase through Amazon for the entirety of September.

Cover Reveal – 8/24

Welcome To The Book Boyfriend Blog Hop

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2014 by mrsmack97

The Book Boyfriend Blog Hop is back and better than ever!

The authors of Evernight have a brand new team of swoon-worthy book boyfriend candidates. A sexy assortment of cowboys, Doms, detectives, millionaires, royalty, vampires, soldiers, and shifters are just a click away.

Get ready to find your next book boyfriend…

Meet Julien Beaumont

Julien Beaumont is the most fierce warrior witch of his time. A true southern gentleman with a shitload of bad boy New York running through his veins. He can make you cry, get you hot, piss you off and deliver a line with perfect timing. He’ll unknowingly show you his vulnerability and make you want to chase away his demons.
He’s handsome of course, built like a Greek god and is as damaged as they come. He longs for the one woman who can make him feel something—anything. But unbeknownst to him, he carries a curse blocking his ability to fall in love.
Anger and resentment fuel his heart leaving him bitter and broken until his assignment brings him face to face with Giselle Jareau, queen of the royals. Something about the young witch lights an ember under his skin until his blood flows with heat for the first time. Is it love? Surely no—it can’t be. He is unworthy. But the faded tattoo on his arm disagrees. And for the first time in years, his inkblot begins to fill in. Every moment he spends with Giselle, color returns to the faded tattoo and rushes back into his life until every breath he takes is filled with—her.
Still, he feels nothing. And why should he? After all….he is unworthy.

What’s up for grabs?
• One lucky hopper will win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate sponsored by Evernight Publishing.
• Plus, each author is giving away their own unique prize! So visit each blog hop stop for a host of fabulous prizes to win.

How to enter? Answer this question in the comments below for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card from Cherrie Mack.

I love dominant males paired with snarky heroines. What’s your favorite pairing?

Be sure to leave the answer and your email address to be eligible to win a prize. Each comment gives you an entry for the grand prize (one per blog hop stop).

Keep hopping to the next author or blogger. After you’ve met each hero click here to vote for your favorite book boyfriend. You’ll earn an extra grand prize entry!

You’re one step closer to meeting your next Book Boyfriend…
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The Birth Of The Binge Reader?

Posted in Author with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2014 by mrsmack97

Everyone and no one likes a cliffhanger. And nowadays, you don’t have to put up with them. Simply put off watching your favorite show until the next one is on. This is becoming reality for countless people who save up a season worth of shows to binge watch in a weekend or two.
Let’s face it, the web has been competing with the entertainment industry for years now. Television has taken a back seat to youtube, facebook and instagram. No longer do we check the time, prepare the popcorn and sit down as a family to catch the latest episode of our favorite show. Gone are the days of squirming in our seats waiting for the next commercial to go pee.
And not to age myself, but back in the day, those cliffhangers had people talking for months on end. Speculating, guessing, chomping at the bit for any information on the fate of their favorite characters. Who shot JR? Yeah, I remember it. And what do I remember most? The amazing ratings the season premiere received. Everyone, fan of Dallas or not, tuned in to find out who committed the dastardly deed.
Not to say the season cliffhanger doesn’t work…it does but people are so impatient these days, we no longer are willing to wait, sometimes saving a season worth of shows only to watch as it coincides with the season premier. Confusing? You betcha.
Which brings me to the book series. According to some readers, they wait to start a series until there are two or more books out. I myself have been one of those ravenous readers, tearing through a book only to open the next one as soon as the first one is closed. But, seriously? If you find an appealing book, do you find yourself annoyed by the fact that the second book is not out yet? Would it determine whether or not you buy the first one? And if you do, how long is too long to wait for the next? As an author with multiple series in the works—I’d really love to know.

The Book Cover Made Me Do It…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by mrsmack97

463612939Did you ever hit that buy button based on a book cover? Yeah, me too.

One of the best moments of completing a book is knowing I will receive another cover for my collection. When the email arrives, my fingers twitch and I hold my breath until all the pixels align and…ahhh…magic.

The characters I created are there on the cover in full color. In my eyes, it solidifies their existence. And as a reader, when I come to the part of a book that’s so incredibly good, I often flip the book closed just to take another peek at the cover. These little masterpieces, have come a long way and the artists who create them are talented and oh so imaginative. And they very rarely get their share of credit for a book’s success. I hate to admit it but I’ve often overlooked the cover artist, thanking my editor and publisher profusely. Well no longer will I allow a fabulous book cover to go unnoticed.

Call it a tribute to all those overlooked, hardworking, talented and creative people who take a story and represent it as a whole in one picture. It’s supposed to catch your eye, draw you in, immediately appeal to your senses and create an attraction to the theme it represents. Without it, the blurb we authors spend time polishing to help sell our story will never be read in the first place. To join me, go to http// and begin posting your covers today.

The hot book covers facebook page is open to authors and readers alike who want to share their beautiful cover art. I welcome it, I encourage it and I am looking forward to seeing all these beautiful covers.

Write what you love…the rest will fall into place

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by mrsmack97

186386452That’s what they say—that’s what I do. I never paid attention to the “crossing sub genres is career suicide” mentality. Why? Because I didn’t have a career yet. And what better way to carve out a path than to take a few different directions. I knew what I preferred to read but even that had its peaks and valleys.
As a reader, I jumped around. A lot. I went through some major phases. In the eighties, I feverishly read every horror I could get my hands on. The more blood the better. Then it was on to thrillers and ghost stories until I could no longer read after sunset. In the early nineties I gobbled every suspense story you could think of. Mary Higgins Clark and Nora Roberts were at the top of my list. I also went through a fantasy stage as well.
Then the vampire craze hit and that put me on the road to paranormal. Ahhh—the world of the paranormal beckons me every time. I cannot resist a great blurb about witches, werewolves and things that go bump in the night. And those blood sucking men oozing sex appeal from every pore as they will you into giving your blood to satisfy their salacious needs always make me swoon. The authors that write those scenes as if the victim will orgasm as the vampire rips open her throat for his latest meal are pure genius…You gotta love it.
Which brings me to the next four letter craze. BDSM. This lifestyle has boomed in popularity amongst readers due to fifty shades of course. Readers can’t seem to get enough of those triple X books. Me likey too. However, my interest in the erotic has since changed and no longer do I love a submissive being taught how to defy her master only to be paddled into orgasmic bliss. I’m sorta over it. Not to say I’d pass on a good erotic romance. There are authors who can weave a tale so hot even I would try the cuffs.
As an author I’ve written all of the above. What do I enjoy most? Well, that’s easy. I enjoy writing paranormal because I enjoy reading it most of all. Does that mean no more BDSM contemporaries or romantic comedies? I wouldn’t rule that out just yet. But what I do know is this….Write what you love and the rest will fall into place.

Join Over One Thousand Readers Who Entered My Tour

Posted in Author, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by mrsmack97


There’s still plenty of time to try to win your FREE Kindle. And discover new friends and interesting blogs along the way. Today’s stop include an interview with yours truly at Butterfly-o-Meter Books –

Also, I have a spotlight post at Larissa and Friends’ Bookish Life –

You can sign up at either stop along the way. Use facebook or twitter to enter. Good Luck and as always, I thank you for your support. ((HUGS))

3D A Late Summer Bloom HB2