Saturday, June 25, 2016

DRAGONFLY MULTICULTURAL ART CENTER PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT




 TWELFTH NIGHT, BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AT THE JERSEY SHORE ARTS CENTER

Less than a month away from opening night for Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center's performance of TWELFTH NIGHT in The Herbst Theater at the JSAC. Make sure to get your tickets ahead of time. You can purchase by calling 732-502-0050 or visiting: https://squareup.com/store/jersey-shore-arts-center/

I hope you come out to see one of our performances. I'm playing Fabian. We will also be at Tommy's Pond, in Metuchen on July 30 and 31.

Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center is also looking for sponsors to underwrite their outdoor performances of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Tommy's Pond in Metuchen July 30 and 31. Support the arts! Find information here:http://www.dragonflyartsnj.com/#!about3/c3kc


Sunday, May 29, 2016

SPOTLIGHT ~THE GRIFFIN'S SECRET BY CATE MASTERS ~ 99 CENTS LIMITED OFFER



Kensington Publishing is putting my friend, Cate Masters contemporary fantasy/reimagined fairy tale, The Griffin’s Secret, on sale for 99 cents from May 29 – July 3. The story’s a novella, about 33k.




Blurb:

In this contemporary re-telling of Grimm’s classic fairy tale The Griffin, two people must risk everything to free themselves from the invisible prisons that keep them from love…

Jackson Grant had it all—the girl he loved, his Harley, and his guitar. Until a tragic accident stole it all away. Now, more than scars and a tattoo remain. Jackson has a secret. Cursed by his dead girlfriend’s mother, he can never fall in love again or his beloved will die. With his heart on lockdown, he keeps to himself—until a roadie gig with Malcontent, the world’s most popular band, entwines his fate with sweet, wounded Layla’s…

Music is what Layla lives for. She has no choice. She’s bound by magic to serve Malcontent, cursed to propel them to stardom with her musical powers. Then Jackson appears and gives her hope that he’s the hero who will save her. A reluctant hero, yet one she can’t resist. But freedom will come at price—and who will pay…?

What reviewers are saying:

I loved this one! The author did an excellent job of fitting this Grimm's Tale into a rock music world. Readers will be intrigued and pulled into the story quickly. – Night Owl Reviews – TOP PICK https://romance.nightowlreviews.com/v5/reviews/arlenadean-reviews-the-griffins-secret-by-cate-masters

I loved this one! You will be hooked into this read from the very start. Be prepared for a lots of twist and turns, suspense as well as to be intrigued from this well told story – KK’s Reviews https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1283727028?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
 A good blend of paranormal and contemporary romance – KiltsandSwords https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1273705790?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

The premise was interesting and unique. - Angela Street’s Review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1249483226?book_show_action=true&page=1

About the Author
Award-winning author Cate Masters loves stories of any genre. Multi-published in contemporary to historical, fantasy/dark fantasy to paranormal, she sometimes mashes genres. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

Connect with Cate
Twitter:  @CateMasters



Saturday, May 28, 2016

COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY~ NIGHT MAGIC ~ MOONLIGHT & JASMINE SERIES, BOOK 1







Night Magic:  Moonlight & Jasmine Series, Book 1
Blurb:

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

Jon Bartolo is 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 spnt in agony, lost in a world betwee life and death. His mother, who died three years ago lurks in his house, suffering fom a curse for eeternity, without a final resting place.

A smoldering fire ingites between Jon and Krista almost immediatelyy, however, he's sure his secret would frighten any woman away. An afternoon escape brings them close, but doubts linger betwee the love-struck couple.

Burning questions about how to fuse their lives together with so much of their past still clouding the future becomes a heavy burden. 

It will take a touch of magic if there's any hope in sight.

COMING IN JULY TO BEACHWALK PRESS.





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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LOVE'S ENCORE ~ 99 CENTS SPECIAL OFFER




LOVE'S ENCORE ~ CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE ~ LIMITED TIME FOR 99 CENTS. http://amzn.to/1sMlMKH
Sadie Layne is celebrating the end of chemo, and her recovery from breast cancer. She is off to LA with her two best friends. Sadie never expecting to run into her theater buddy, and secret crush, Vince De Carlo in the hotel lobby. Sadie spends the day lounging by the pool with her besties, exploring the beaches, shopping, and long steamy nights with Vince. Life is good! Will the reunited friends make it work when they get back to the real world?

Monday, May 23, 2016

Beach Reads

  
Here's a quick video I made for Love's Encore. I can't wait for summer.  Since my hero and heroine, Sadie and Vince live in a seashore town in New Jersey, and come together again in LA, I added a beach theme. 

Pick up  your copy for 99 CENTS now. Limited offer. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

BOOK BLAST TOUR ~ LOVE'S ENCORE



Today is my book blast tour for Love's Encore. Here is one of my stops and a great review from Liz Gavin. Follow the link to the rest of the tour for more chances to win the GIVEAWAY. 25.00 GIFT CARD UP FOR GRABS. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LOVE'S ENCORE IS RELEASED 99 CENTS LIMITED OFFER

LOVE'S ENCORE ~ CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE




Release day for Love's Encore is here! You can grab a copy for only 99 CENTS. 
 http://amzn.to/1Tg5oYT

Desire wins the lead role 

BLURB

Sadie Layne, a creative and motivated high school drama teacher, is grateful for second chances. After surviving breast cancer, she embarks on a celebratory trip to LA with her two best friends. Sadie never expected to run into the handsome and charming Vince De Carlo in the hotel lobby. She hasn't seen Vince much since they worked together in a theater company years ago. Their meeting interrupts her plans and reminds her of the life she left behind. 

Vince, a struggling actor and cover model, is in LA to promote a television pilot. His old attraction to Sadie is stronger than ever. He never forgot her, even though a trusted friendship and a scripted kiss was all they'd shared. 

The reunited pair give in to temptation, but reality soon collides with lust as strong doubts about their blossoming romance get in the way. Sadie dreads facing her defeat as an actress, and Vince doesn't think a struggling actor like himself is capable of providing the accomplished teacher with what she deserves. 

Will the couple find a way to keep their sizzling romance alive and build a future together? Or will their uncertainty win the lead role and smother the flames? 
EXCERPT

Vince gave Sadie the cutest smile that made her shiver. It was as if she’d told him the secret to the universe. Vince put the menu on the bed. He reached for her, gently took hold of her shoulders, and pulled her close. This time, the kiss was hot and heavy. His fingers trailed along her back, and each stroke made her temperature rise. The sound of her heart beating pounded in her ears as she melted into his strong arms. Who needs food?
“I didn’t bring you up here to seduce you,” he said, his tone deep, yet low.
“I know, Vince. It’s been a long time coming.” Sadie sighed as she held his gaze. She wasn’t going to miss out on the opportunity to be with Vince. Life was far too short. She had first-hand experience. She was one of the lucky ones. A few of the friends she’d made in the oncologist office weren’t as fortunate. They’d lost their battle.
He rested his hand on her thigh. “Do you mean it? If you’d rather grab something in the food court, I’d go along with you.”
“I’m fine. I’ve changed my mind about eating.”
“It’s funny, now that you mention it, so have I. All of the excitement from the show and then being with you. I’m one privileged man.” He cradled her face in his hands and moved up close. His lips found hers and locked into an embrace. She uttered a soft moan.
Her decision to push fear aside, along with the gift of a full recovery, gave Sadie the green light to move forward. She smiled and raised her hand to Vince’s chest and massaged it, going in circles, moving close enough to feel his warm breath on her face. Every stroke was smooth and unplanned, as if her heart had taken over and led the way. Vince’s breathing sped up as he slowly unbuttoned the top of his shirt. She went with raw instinct coupled with intense desire. She hadn’t unleashed her sensual side like this before, and now, alone in his room, she wanted nothing more than to make love to the man she’d let get away so very long ago.