Sunday, April 13, 2014

PLAYLIST ~ NIGHT MAGIC ~ BOOK 1 MOONLIGHT AND JASMINE SERIES



I'm sharing a few songs from my playlist for Night Magic. Some are classics, one is a new song. I hope you enjoy the tunes that inspire a love story filled with magical moments.



Dreams ~ Fleetwood Mac.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ9EDUClEyo


Counting Stars ~ One Republic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT_nvWreIhg


Caught up in the Rapture ~ Anita Baker


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErxMbEsS0oc


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

REVIEWS ARE IN!


I'm so excited to share the first two reviews for book 1 Night Magic, in the Moonlight and Jasmine series. It's my latest novella released by Secret Cravings Publishing.







Night Magic ~ Blurb

The beautiful but lonely owner of a bath and body shop, Krista Winter is in need of legal counsel. Her past is about to catch up with her.  She was forced to flee from her life as a teacher in New Jersey after being shunned for being a witch.

Life is not the same for Jon Bartolo. He’s a dedicated lawyer, living in the town of Conway, New Hampshire. His days are spent helping his clients with their struggles and his nights are spent in agony, lost in a world between life and death.

His mother, who died three years ago, lurks in his house, suffering from a curse for eternity, without a resting place.

A smoldering fire between Jon and Krista ignites almost immediately, however, he’s sure his secret would frighten a woman away. An afternoon escape brings them closer, but doubts linger between the love-struck couple.

How will Jon’s mother find eternal rest so he can move on with his life? Is he bound to a life of hell on earth?

Will Krista fit into his world when he learns about her past?  Could she be hiding a bigger secret? Is it possible for them to open their hearts to love? Could a touch of Night Magic b just what this couple needs?

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Review by Leslie Soule.

Rating: 5 stars Genre: Paranormal/Romance Pages: 58 Review: Krista is haunted by her past, and hounded by her ex-fiance', Andy. She works at her own store, selling skin-care products. She is a witch, but tries to keep this secret under wraps. Fearing for her safety, she goes to speak with a lawyer. She never expected the lawyer, Jon, to be breathtakingly attractive. She feels an instant connection with him and the feeling is mutual. But Jon has paranormal secrets of his own - namely that his mother lives in limbo, unable to cross over because of a curse put on through a feud with a witch, long ago. Jon is torn between his desire for a relationship and his duty to help his mother. This is a beautifully entertaining story, well-written, with likeable characters and a thoroughly enticing plot. I very much enjoyed reading it and watching the action build to its enchanting conclusion.

Review by Nicole Laverdure.

Beautiful chemistry 5 stars
If you need to change your mind and wish to read a brief and romantic story, then Kathleen Ann Gallagher’s new novella, NIGHT MAGIC, will be perfect for you! It’s refreshing, charming and cute! Do you believe in a Coup de Foudre? At love at first sight? Can there be a strong connection between two people when they first meet? Well that’s what happened to her heroine Krista, a beautiful but lonely owner of a small boutique Silk and Dreams and her hero Jon, a handsome and sexy lawyer. Krista left her home town to start a new life in the country of White Mountains, where she finds it peaceful and can hide her secret past. She soon needs a lawyer for advice, but when they met, sparks flared all over, there was an instant connection and a beautiful chemistry began! The moment he kissed her, all hell broke loose! You will also meet a mystery lady! I really loved reading her romantic story and I recommend it to everyone who has time to enjoy a short intermede!
 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Video Trailer: Night Magic by Kathleen Ann Gallagher





TODAY IS RELEASE DAY FOR NIGHT MAGIC, BOOK 1 IN THE MOONLIGHT AND JASMINE SERIES. IT'S AVAILIABLE TODAY AT SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING. IT WILL BE UP AT AMAZON ON MONDAY APRIL 14. I LOVE THE MUSIC. IT'S MYSTICAL AND HAUNTING.  I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE STORY!



HERE'S THE BUY LINK AT SECRET CRAVINGS PUBLISHING. http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=848&zenid=7c4dc0ff8d56d8411e0608065fe921f0

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MEET KRISTA AND JON FROM ~ NIGHT MAGIC



Tomorrow is release day for Night Magic, Book 1 in the Moonlight and Jasmine series. I hope you fall in love with the story like I did. It may be a novella, but it has all of the elements of love and desire.

I'm happy to introduce you to my hero and heroine.

PRE-ORDER HERE




Here's a peek at how I visualize Krista Winter and Jon Bartolo. 


Krista Winter is an ambitious, beautiful, yet lonely owner of a bath and body shop in the White Mountain Region of New Hampshire. She struggles to keep her past hidden deep in her soul. She never expected a meeting with a lawyer to open her eyes.





 
 Jon Bartolo is a lawyer living in the White Mountain Region of New Hampshire. He's strong, devoted, assertive and at the same time sensitive. His darkest secret lurks in his house, but his attraction to a client takes him by surprise and may be what he's needed all along.
 
 

 
 

Monday, April 7, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ~ MEILIN AND THE CHALLENGER ~ BY CATE MASTERS




Meilin and The Challenger

Futuristic urban fantasy/fairy tale

73 pages

April 11, 2014 from

Musa Publishing: http://musapublishing.com/

 

Blurb

Meilin King has never believed in fairy tales. Happy ever afters might have happened in the old days—before zombies. But this is 2089. When her father promises riches to the one who can rid their city of zombies, Meilin and her sisters rush to develop a solution that won’t bankrupt Dad.

The war overseas left Will MacGregor disillusioned, but fighting zombies at home is a cause he can embrace. Meilin’s another. Tough but sweet, she might make him believe in life again, and maybe even love, if she doesn’t kick his ass first.

When zombies kidnap her family, Meilin must rescue them. But can she and Will save them from the worst fate of all?

 

Excerpt

A click sounded beside him. Meilin propped a rifle to her shoulder and sighted her aim toward the advancing zombies. “Let’s annihilate the party crashers, sisters.”

A lopsided smile quirked his lips. “Not all the party crashers, I hope.”

Her stance steady, she glanced over. “I might spare you.”

Oh hell, I’m in love. Gunfire erupted on either side, but he couldn’t tear his focus from her. Amazing, how she braced against the kick of the rifle—her slight frame absorbed it and she fired away. Like you should be doing.

As trained, he lifted the Uzi. Stunned, he could only watch as the girls split the zombies’ heads with one shot apiece, the most efficient kill he’d ever witnessed. The zombies at the front of the charge fell first. Those in the center scattered to either side. Hell, these women didn’t need his help. If only the soldiers in his platoon had been so deadly accurate.

Better at least try to be helpful. He let the bullets fly. Too bad the walking dead couldn’t run; soon they dropped to the forest floor with the others.

The tallest blonde held a strange set of binoculars to her face. “There, two more getting away.”

Hard to sight them in the dark. He swiveled one of the dance floor spotlights in their direction. Momentarily blinded, the walking dead stopped walking. Meilin and the tall blonde aimed, and their shots cracked the zombies’ heads in two.

Meilin tapped his shoulder. “Aim the light to three o’clock. I think I see a few more.”

She stood so close, he grew woozy. Cherry blossoms. He struggled to fight off her intoxicating scent. He did as she asked, but his acute awareness centered on her. Built the way he liked, petite but powerful. She moved with purpose and grace, surety and intense focus in every action. Like the others, she felled the three zombies with one shot each, in exactly the spot needed for the final kill: their heads. Oh yeah, a woman who knew what she wanted and went after it, a force to be reckoned with.

She rested the rifle butt against her hip. “What do you think, Lakshme? More hiding out there?”

The girl with almond eyes shrugged. “Probably.”

Yeah, most likely. Better make sure. “I’ll do a sweep and check.”

The tallest blonde winced. “By yourself?”

Lakshme smirked. “Aren’t we lucky? Superman’s here.”

Meilin’s gaze swept over him. “Oh, I thought he was the Green Hornet.”

The blonde’s lip curled. “Horn dog, more like.”

What the hell was their problem? “Hey, I’m only trying to help.”

“Good thing.” Lakshme’s voice turned breathy. “We’re helpless girls, after all.”

Oh, man. Great first impression. “No, I didn’t—”

Meilin raised her rifle and shot three times in quick succession. “Three more down. Now we need to find out how many we missed.”

A no-nonsense babe. Excellent.

The tall blonde jumped to the ground. “Pull up the truck so we can dump the bodies. Wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise for any latecomers.” She flashed a sardonic smile and headed for the nearest carcass.

One sister disappeared into the brush. An engine roared, and a delivery truck backed into the site, halted, and the doors flew open.

Once they’d loaded the last of the zombie bodies, Will blew out a breath. The tall blonde latched the door closed. How did they all still appear ready freshly showered and ready for a night of dancing? They had this routine down, to the last detail.

“What now?” he asked.

The tall blonde poked a finger into his chest. “Now you forget everything you saw here, and we won’t have to incinerate you with the rest of them.”

Forget? He glanced at Meilin. Not happening. “You might find me useful. And I want to learn more about your operation. It’s impressive. Mr. King’s looking to hire—”

The blonde grabbed his shirt, her grimace eye level with him. “Don’t ever mention him again.”

Not speak of their father? He studied Meilin for a clue.

She wrenched the blonde’s arm. “Back off, Zoe. He’s harmless.”

Zoe shoved Meilin, who stumbled backward and lost her balance.

Landing on her butt, she looked up at Will with sadness. “Sorry.”

His heart lurched. Hopefully, not sorry she met him. “For what?”

A hard thud to the back of his head came in answer. His knees hit the dance floor, and he toppled over.

 

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About Cate

Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. When not spending time with her dear hubby, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company.

Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

 

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NIGHT MAGIC IS ALMOST HERE!




Book 1 in the Moonlight and Jasmine series, Night Magic is up at Secret Cravings Publishing for pre-sale. It's official release day is April 9. You can grab reserve your copy now.


Click here to pre=order Night Magic



Night Magic Blurb

The beautiful but lonely owner of a bath and body shop, Krista Winters is in need of legal counsel. Her past is about to catch up with her.  She was forced to flee from her life as a teacher in New Jersey after being shunned for being a witch.

Life is not the same for Jon Bartolo. He’s a dedicated lawyer, living in the town of Conway, New Hampshire. His days are spent helping his clients with their struggles and his nights are spent in agony, lost in a world between life and death.

His mother, who died three years ago, lurks in his house, suffering from a curse for eternity, without a resting place.

A smoldering fire between Jon and Krista ignites almost immediately, however, he’s sure his secret would frighten a woman away. An afternoon escape brings them closer, but doubts linger between the love-struck couple.

How will Jon’s mother find eternal rest so he can move on with his life? Is he bound to a life of hell on earth?

Will Krista fit into his world when he learns about her past?  Could she be hiding a bigger secret? Is it possible for them to open their hearts to love? Could a touch of Night Magic b just what this couple needs?

 

Monday, March 31, 2014

COVER REVEAL ~ A DIFFERENT CLASS ~ BY LEIGH ELLWOOD

Today I have another fabulous 1NS cover reveal. Author Leigh Ellwood sent along a teaser for A Different Class.




A Different Class - Leigh Ellwood

A Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand

 

Not everybody is looking forward to the FDR High Class of 2004 reunion. A courtesy call to a disgruntled alum leaves Glenn Carson shaken and saddened that anybody would let old memories fester into anger. He hopes to ease the frustration of planning the reunion with a relaxing and passionate 1 Night Stand.

 

Known as “Mumbles” to former classmates, Rod Maloney would prefer to focus on the present, and his successful business. Past tragedies continue to haunt him, however, and he wants Madame Eve to find him a man to show him a hot time and help him forget his troubles.

 

He doesn’t expect, in a way, he’s going to a reunion after all.

 

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