Posted in Anthology, Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: 13: An Anthology of Horror and Dark Fiction

13anthology13 has always been unlucky. But now it’s turned deadly…

Darkness has fallen. Real and unseen, evil is out there. Waiting. Watching. Biding its time. It might be your neighbor, your best friend—or something much, much worse. It might be the shadow itself. It will hunt you down when you least expect it. It will talk to you in the quiet hours of the morning and follow your footsteps when you’re alone. It’s chosen you…and it always gets what it wants.

13 dark tales await you. Ready to bring your worst childhood nightmares to life, to push you to the brink, and make you question your every decision…

The circus. Your beloved carnival rides. That mom and pop motel you pass every day on your way to work. They’ll never look innocent again. Because they’re not. No one and nothing can be trusted. Not even yourself.

Are you ready to take the ultimate dare? To spin the devil’s wheel?

Be careful…
13 will get you every time.

— AUTHORS —
Bradon Nave
Carissa Ann Lynch
D.A. Roach
Erin Lee
Jackie Sonnenberg
Luke Swanson
Marissa Farrar
Samie Sands
Sara Schoen
Savannah Blevins
Sophia Valentine
Taylor Henderson
Thomas S. Flowers

 

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Posted in Authors, Books, Feature Friday

Feature Friday April 14 – His Confession by Sophia Valentine

 

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HIS CONFESSION by S. Valentine

The Black Door Trilogy, #1

GENRE: Erotic Romance

PUBLISHER: Limitless Publishing

SYNOPSIS

Conf6When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancé’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers.

Conf4At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted…

It’s her own.

Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable…

Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning—

Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.

They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows.

Conf5Until his confession changes everything…

Her heart is telling her to stay.

Her instinct is telling her to run.

She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves…

Or can she?

Discover a world of sex, secrets, and seduction.

Conf3★★ PURCHASE ★★

AMAZON US – Kindle: http://amzn.to/1PA96Nr

AMAZON US – Paperback: http://amzn.to/1oEu3Ov

AMAZON UK – Kindle: http://amzn.to/1NTaEhj

AMAZON UK – Paperback: http://amzn.to/1NTaEhj

BOOK TRAILER

WATCH HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoVV8l943j4

confheart   WHAT EARLY REVIEWERS ARE SAYING ABOUT HIS CONFESSION   

“His Confession was a surprisingly engaging read with believable characters who were easy to connect with.It dealt with subjects a little different to what I’m used to, but the author did a great job of pulling me into her world.” – Mia Hoddell, YA/NA author.

“His Confession pulled me through from the first paragraph! The enigmatic Darion practically leapt off the pages and I could picture his every move and facial expression clear as day in my head! This story is definitely one to add to your “want-to-read” list-especially if you love a captivating plot as well as scenes so hot that they fog up your glasses. I don’t want to say too much and spoil it for future readers but DARION and GABI put Christian and Ana to SHAME! Enough said. LOL.” – Kiarra M. Taylor, contemporary romance author of THE QUARTER CHANGE.

“I loved it and I’m excited to read more to find out what happens. Darion is a great guy who was hurt badly and doesn’t know how to handle, which in steps Gabi. Love love love her! Hopefully she fights for him! When does the next book come out, as I’m dying to know what comes next! I also hope the girls get their own stories.” – Susan Flynn, Beta reader Writers club.

confsatisfied“S. Valentine does an exquisite job at creating a dynamic between two characters, both from different worlds, that goes beyond a physical attraction. His Confession is book one in The Black Door Trilogy. It is a fast paced story that is full of hotness and anticipation that heats you up from your head to your toes. Gabi, is tired of always playing it safe. Darion, has demons that he can no longer control. When these two get together, boundaries are pushed, control is tested and emotions run wild.” – AV. Scott, author of High Heels & New York.

“A brilliant book which leaves you wondering what happened in Darion’s past that has left him so wary and so afraid to put himself and his heart out there not to mention to put his faith and trust in Gabi, the one woman whose managed to penetrate the walls he’s built. I can’t wait for book 2 and I’m hoping that Darion and Gabi can overcome the obstacles that stand in front of them, including Eva, Darion’s ex wife.” – Rebecca Barber, author Nobody’s Obligation.

confsophia   ABOUT THE AUTHOR  

Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home.

Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.

For more information, please visit: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books.

If you join her newsletter, you will be the first to receive sneak peeks of chapters, teasers, news, giveaway prizes and more!

WEBSITE: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/SophiaValentineAuthor

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/SophiaVAuthor

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/SophiaValentineAuthor

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Posted in Author Spotlight, Authors, Books, New Releases

Author Spotlight Sophia Valentine

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Welcome to the Limitless Library Lounge where I interview fellow authors from Limitless Publishing. Today, I am chatting with Sophia Valentine (pen Sophia Valentinename S. Valentine) from Spain.

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Thanks for joining me, Sophia.  Please have a seat and make yourself comfortable.
I understand you have a novel that is just being released by Limitless today. Can you give me some details about it and your writing?

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I write a few genre’s. At the moment, book 1 of my erotic romance series, His Confession will be published today, 16/02/16. I’m working on book two and three of that series. I have also completed two contemporary novels. I’d say one is a gritty drama, and the other leans more towards women’s fiction / chick-lit.

Sounds very diversified.
Would you describe your goals as a writer to us. What do you hope to achieve in the next few years? What are you planning to do to reach these goals?

I hope to publish all of the manuscripts I have written, and that readers are entertained by my writing to want to read more. My goal is to get all of the plot ideas I have jotted down into completed and published books.

Nice. What type of reader are you hoping to attract?  Who do you believe would be most interested in reading your books?

My reading will attract mostly females above the age of 18. My contemporary / drama novel is for a wider audience, both female and male.

What advice would you give other authors or those still trying to get published?

Never give up. If it takes you a year or five, if you stick at it, you will eventually get there. Read a lot, treat it as not only for entertainment purposes but study material. Research how to perfect a manuscript, format it, and how to write a good query letter and synopsis.

Very good advice.

What were some of the struggles you faced before you became published?

The struggles I faced were lack of confidence. Every time I received a rejection from agents, it killed me! There were also times where I was affected from writer’s block. No words would come out. The best advice I can give to people is to never give up. Believe in yourself, and you will get there! It may take time, it may happen quickly. Never give up on your passion.

I think many writers can identify with those issues. Persistence pays off, and facing struggles along the way makes becoming published that much sweeter.

Did you or are you taking any helpful writing or publishing classes?

I studied English literature and language at college, besides Law. English lit has always been my favourite subject, even in school. I loved when it was creative writing time.

You sound like me, Sophia. In addition to my MLS in Library Science, I have a B.A. in English, and creative writing was one of my favorite subjects. as well.

What hobbies and interests do you have besides writing?

Reading, blogging, shopping, and a glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Gossip Girl, Dexter and SATC.

What do you like most and least about being an author? What is your toughest challenge?

I enjoy being able to get the ideas out of my head, and it’s a great achievement eventually seeing it it print. The most favourable tough part is the marketing and promotion. Writing the book seems the easy part once you have to tackle that!

lol. I totally agree. I also find editing a challenge, although beta readers are a great help.

Can you please list your social media links, website, blog, etc. so readers can connect with you.

www.s-valentine.wix.com/books

www.facebook.com/SophiaValentineAuthor

www.twitter.com/SophiaVAuthor

www.instagram.com/SophiaValentineAuthor

www.pinterest.com/SophiaVWrites

www.goodreads.com/SophiaValentine

www.lifestyleandliterature.wordpress.com

It was wonderful speaking with you in the Limitless Lounge today, Sophia, and best wishes on your release of HIS CONFESSION and all the great books I’m sure will follow.

 

 

Posted in A Stone's Throw, Books

Putting Some Mystery into Romance

stonesthrowloveteaserI’ve always enjoyed reading mysteries and romantic suspense novels. My favorite current authors are Nora Roberts and Mary Higgins Clark. I also like to read new authors and different genres, but I prefer a little romance with my mysteries.

When I first started writing, A STONE’S THROW (Limitless Publishing 2015), I knew I wanted to include both romance and mystery in the book. Everyone likes a nice love story, but adding an element of danger or suspense can make a plot more gripping. Likewise, adding some romance to a mystery can create more relateable characters.

It’s interesting to note that even though a book may be categorized and marketed as either a mystery or a romance, most books include both in varying degrees. A STONE’S THROW is more of a mystery, but I believe the romance that develops between Alicia Fairmont, the widowed librarian main character and small town newspaper publisher, John McKinney, increases stonesthrowpicnicfinaleditthe appeal of the book.

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During February, bookstores and libraries tend to display romance novels for those seeking a romantic read for Valentine’s Day. As a librarian as well as an author, I’ve followed this trend and was happy to learn that my library decided to participate in a book selection program this year that other libraries have already been offering to their patrons each February. The program known as “Blind Date with a Book”  involves putting out a display of gift-wrapped books for patrons to choose from without knowing what book they are selecting. Since the wrappers are barcoded, patrons can check out the books and open them at home. This allows them the surprise of a book they may not have ever heard about let alone selected to read on their own.

blinddate5By adding a touch of mystery to a patron’s book selection, “Blind Date with A book” can introduce a reader to a new author, series, or genre for them to consider reading in the future. A patron can also rate their date if the library provides a card or form in with the book. This can be used by the library for user feedback statistics.

blinddate3The “Blind Date with a Book” concept is another perfect example of combining romance with mystery. People who love to read and are willing to take a chance, will appreciate the opportunity to “date” an unknown book during the romantic month of February.

 

 

 

My own romantic mystery will be 99 cents on Sunday, Februray 14th. Order it here: http://amzn.to/1Ta6zfe

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This blog post was reprinted from the guest post that appeared on Sophia Valentine’s Lifestyle and Literature blog on February 12, 2016.

Posted in Authors, Cover Reveal, Limitless Publishing

Cover Reveal for His Confession by Sophia Valentine

coverhisconfession2Coming FEB. 16th from @limitlessbooks – #HisConfession by @SophiaVAuthor

★ ★ #CoverReveal ★ ★
HIS CONFESSION by S. Valentine
The Black Door Trilogy, #1 – #EroticRomance
★ COVER DESIGNER ★
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★ ★ SYNOPSIS ★ ★
When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancé’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers.

At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted…

It’s her own.

DESIGNED BY TOJ PUBLISHING SERVICESWWW.TOJPUBLISHING.COM
DESIGNED BY TOJ PUBLISHING SERVICESWWW.TOJPUBLISHING.COM

Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable…

Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning—

Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.

They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows.

Until his confession changes everything…

Her heart is telling her to stay.

Her instinct is telling her to run.

She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves…

Or can she?

coverhisconfession3Discover a world of sex, secrets, and seduction.

★★ BOOK TRAILER ★★
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoVV8l943j4

★ WHAT EARLY REVIEWERS ARE SAYING ★
“His Confession was a surprisingly engaging read with believable characters who were easy to connect with. It dealt with subjects a little different to what I’m used to, but the author did a great job of pulling me into her world.” – Mia Hoddell, YA/NA author.

coverhisconfession4”His Confession pulled me through from the first paragraph! The enigmatic Darion practically leapt off the pages and I could picture his every move and facial expression clear as day in my head! This story is definitely one to add to your “want-to-read” list-especially if you love a captivating plot as well as scenes so hot that they fog up your glasses. I don’t want to say too much and spoil it for future readers but DARION and GABI put Christian and Ana to SHAME! Enough said. LOL.” – Kiarra M. Taylor, contemporary romance author of THE QUARTER CHANGE.

”I loved it and I’m excited to read more to find out what happens. Darion is a great guy who was hurt badly and doesn’t know how to handle, which in steps Gabi. Love love love her! Hopefully she fights for him! When does the next book come out, as I’m dying to know what comes next! I also hope the girls get their own stories.” – Susan Flynn, Beta reader Writers club.

”S. Valentine does an exquisite job at creating a dynamic between two characters, both from different worlds, that goes beyond a physical attraction. His Confession is book one in The Black Door Trilogy. It is a fast paced story that is full of hotness and anticipation that heats you up from your head to your toes. Gabi, is tired of always playing it safe. Darion, has demons that he can no longer control. When these two get together, boundaries are pushed, control is tested and emotions run wild.” – AV. Scott, author of High Heels & New York.

coverhisconfession6“A brilliant book which leaves you wondering what happened in Darion’s past that has left him so wary and so afraid to put himself and his heart out there not to mention to put his faith and trust in Gabi, the one woman whose managed to penetrate the walls he’s built. I can’t wait for book 2 and I’m hoping that Darion and Gabi can overcome the obstacles that stand in front of them, including Eva, Darion’s ex wife.” – Rebecca Barber, author Nobody’s Obligation.

★★ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ★★
S. Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home.

Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.

For more information, please visit: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books. If you join her newsletter, you will be the first to receive sneak peeks of chapters, teasers, news, giveaway prizes and more!

WEBSITE: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/SophiaValentineAuthor
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/SophiaVAuthor
INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/SophiaValentineAuthor
PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/SophiaVWrites
GOODREADS: www.goodreads.com/SophiaValentine
BLOG: www.lifestyleandliterature.wordpress.com
Newsletter sign up: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books