Saturday, February 27, 2016

~~~Pitching My Heart: Love, Laughter and Baseball Series Book One~~~

Only $0.99 for a limited time, get your copy now before the price goes up after release!

Authors Karly Morgan and Samantha Long have teamed up to bring you this romantic sports comedy, available February 26, 2016 through BookTrope Publishing!

After a disastrous date in college, Katryn Winters never wants to come face to face with hot pitcher Weston Dukes again. When she’s assigned the interview of a lifetime by her magazine with the elusive Weston Dukes, what is she to do?

Weston jumps from girl to girl with no desire to settle down. A previous relationship has left him bitter and cynical. When he’s approached for the interview with Katryn, he can’t help but remember how horribly things ended with their date. What happens when he accepts the interview and sparks begin to fly between them? Will they catch the pitch love has thrown at them or will they both strike out?

At only $0.99 for a full-length novel, how can you pass this up? Go grab your copy today!

Will be available on iTunes and Nook on its release date!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Dash and Willow Move Perfectly Together in Just A Number
Teaser by Fifi Flowers - Release Day March 14th...
He was one of the best partners... he was the best I'd ever had. We were in tuned with each other. We fit perfectly. Moved as one. Fluidly. No stumbling. Like in couple's yoga, our breaths were equal. An aspect I had never experienced. We had chemistry in and out of naked intimacy. It felt as if I knew him always, yet we knew nothing personally about each other. - Willow Dane

Here is her amazon page so you don't miss a thing

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Free Book, Anyone? Introducing O2O Rewards

Introducing: O2O Rewards

Starting in March, you'll have a chance to win an e-book from one of our fabulous authors every week! Giveaways will run from Wednesday to the following Wednesday, and it's easy to enter. 

We'll create a short Rafflecopter for each e-book. Rafflecopters will be posted here, our Twitter account, and on our Facebook page. That's it! Didn't I say it was easy? 

The first book will be up for giveaway Wednesday, March 2nd, so stay tuned, follow us on Twitter, and join our newsletter for e-mail notifications so you'll never miss out on anything.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Sofie James is a successful set designer, trying to break into the male dominated production design realm and lacking any personal obligations she sees a clear path to success.

Drake Blaxton is a senior partner in an architectural firm who has always been focused and grounded in his career while completely noncommittal in his personal life.

A chance encounter at their favorite pond.
A fateful storm that could change everything.

What happens when Sofie and Drake's worlds collide into each other, awakening a thundering passion that neither were ever open to having?

This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for adult readers only.


Review - "Toma (The Dark Shadows Book 2)"

“Toma (The Dark Shadows Book 2)"

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5/5 Stars!

This Is How You DO It!
It was not my plan to read this book in one setting. I had edits to get through, errands to run, dinner to cook – all of which didn’t happen. Again. LOL!

Instead, I got lost in Toma and Anika’s story…as well as the rest of the Olaru family, Cooper, the Dark Shadows, necromancers and their versi, kidnappings, threats, a vampire ball, and, of course, Xalak. (Sucks to be you, Xalak!) Toma is in big time denial about his future…or lack of one…with Anika, as Xalak and his army pull out all the stops to get to Nadira.

Ariel Marie has done an amazing job with the continuing story of the Olaru family and the Dark Shadows. Tension is present from the beginning as the Dark Shadows are determined to hunt down the necromancers and keep Nadira safe. When Nadira’s best friend, Anika, is attacked by Xalak, Toma, already frustrated by not being able to claim his fated mate, is barely capable of controlling his rage. Plans to keep Anika safe go slightly awry when she and Toma grow closer. Too many secrets and words unspoken lead Anika to turn away from Toma…and become Xalak’s hostage. (Where is Idris?)

The author’s descriptive emotions are spot on! I felt Toma’s frustration and rage, Anika’s heartbreak, Nicu’s anger, and even Xalak’s malevolence. Queen Alin is still regal and elegant, but I found out she is definitely a force to be reckoned with. With each scene, the tension grows…as each act of disrespect and violence is more foul than the last. By the time the group reach the cemetery, I was on the edge of my seat! My heart was breaking for the wounded Anika, but when two Olarus go missing, I was ready to join the Dark Shadows! LOL! (Okay, I get a bit over-invested.) There’s some pretty cool supporting characters in this installment – Brian, Cassia, Selena…Idris. (Where is Idris?) Might there be a future pairing in that group?

While the Olarus prevail (where is Idris?), a new evil has been unleashed that just might hate their family more than Sodan Magnus.

I definitely love the pairing of Toma and Anika, and hope to see more of them as this family saga unfolds. The emotional and physical price they each paid, not to mention the sacrifice they were each willing to make, is the true heart of this story.

I highly recommend “Toma (The Dark Shadows Book 2)” – go ahead - 1-click!


Review - "Princess (The Dark Shadows Book 1)"

“Princess (The Dark Shadows Book 1)”

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4/5 Stars!
Kudos for “Princess!”

I’m a fan of paranormal stories, but usually am cautious about those that include vampires, thanks to Wesley Snipes and all those “Blade” movies. Blood and gore much? *Shudders*

However, “Princess”, IMHO, takes another approach.

Yes, there is violence. After more than fifty years, the Necromancers are back with a vengeance…and must be dealt with. Yes, there is sex, but it isn’t pointless or gratuitous. (And it’s pretty hot! LOL!) But, for me…”Princess” is about relationships. Friend to friend. Sibling to Sibling. Sibling to Parent. Parent to Parent/King to Queen. Though this is a quick read, the combinations are many. And, while encounters may be brief, the reader comes away with a good grasp of personalities.

Of course, fated mate to fated mate is the best interaction of the story. The initial disbelief, followed by doubt, longing and resignation are spot on. Nadira is very “likable.” She is a true princess, but she doesn’t rest on her royal lineage. She has an innate need (and ability) to help others. Nadira also convinces one of her brothers to train her to fight as a Dark Shadow…which will SO come in handy! No whining or crying from this princess. While she knows her place in the family, she does NOT hesitate to speak her mind or follow her heart. Zac – a good man and a good cop…blindsided by love…literally. What’s not to love about him? The anti-human Olarus should have known early on there was something special about him. The scene in the bedroom after he is “healed” is priceless!

Sodan and Xalak Magnus – UGH! I’d like to kill them myself! (Violent, much? LOL!) What are those evil Necromancers up to?

Extremely satisfying read that leaves you wanting a little bit more…like book 2 – “Toma!


Sunday, February 21, 2016

"I Love Me Some Him" BWWM Romance by Roxy Wilson aka Shari Michaels

New Release from Roxy Wilson writing as Shari Michaels – “I Love Me Some Him: A BWWM Interracial Romance!” ‪#‎99cents‬

Faye Bostic knows that not everyone approves of her position as editor-in-chief of Missy magazine. She has to stay strong, even if it makes people think she’s hard-hearted … but when she hires Dalton Cartwright, her sexy young intern makes her feel anything but cold.

Dalton admires his take-charge, independent boss. Like her, he wants to earn his own success. But her beauty makes him want impossible, forbidden things that fire his fantasies.

Temptation is a constant battle; until the night they finally give in to their desires. Their forbidden relationship quickly becomes a target for everyone who’d like to pull Faye down. She and Dalton are up against jealous rivals, a press hungry for scandal -- and their own secrets. 

Kindle Exclusive! ‪#‎KindleUnlimited‬


Her body shook as she rode the elevator up to her office. She had no idea what to expect when she walked in. Through the glass, as she approached, she could see the back of two men's heads. She knew instantly who they were, and the fact that they were in there together wasn't a good sign. She was going to have to explain to both of them a decision she'd made.
Faye took several deep breaths before walking in. She didn't bother with a fake smile or with giving Dalton a kiss on the cheek. She was smart enough to know when she was in hot water and that sucking up or pretending it was all cupcake and ice-cream wasn't the answer.
"Morning," she said, practically collapsing into her office chair. From that angle, both men towered over her, making her feel weaker than she'd ever felt as an adult. She'd worked hard to be a strong, self-confident person, but she felt all that shrinking away in a matter of seconds. "I take it you have questions and for good reason, but I think it would be best if I talked to you separately, since it affects you both much differently." She tried to sound calm even though she was sure even her organs were shaking.
"No more secrets," Dalton said coolly before pulling up two chairs and sitting down on one of them.
The other man remained standing.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Debut Thriller Romance by Mikki Smith: "Dark Secrets"

Blurb: “Dark Secrets” by Mikki Smith

Misty’s family, hid a dark secret from her. Until the coven came to claim what they believe belongs to them. Their chosen ones, to lead the coven to become the most powerful. It’s written the twins who they separated at birth are to reign together as one to keep the bloodline pure. When Misty refuses to stand with them, hell will break loose.

#Newrelease #Witches #Darksecrets

What people are saying about “Dark Secrets”

“…It's dark, suspenseful, with sexual content and graphic violence......”

“…You get from beginning to end at the edge of your seat, hoping against all that is Holy these characters stay alive !! That's how invested Mikki Smith makes you as she spins the solid 5 tale of evil, goodness and the will to survive…”


“Now hold on boy, you don’t come in my town and start giving orders! Now you tell me what the hell is going on!” Norris stepped toward Laura, but she would only take another step back, refusing the baby. The deputy stepped forward and took the baby in his arms.
“Sheriff, this baby needs to get to a hospital, so stop giving this boy a hard time and just do it!” the deputy ordered.
Norris was surprised that the deputy would speak to his superior that way, but he had to give him props for doing so. The deputy looked at Norris.  “He’s my cousin!” he said.
“What is going on here, Detective?” he asked.
“This is a breeder house owned and operated by a satanic witch’s coven.” Norris replied.
“Breeder house? What on earth is that?” he asked. Norris understood the confusion, since he felt the same way.

“They either send their daughters that they don’t want, or some are kidnapped and brought here to have babies to be sacrificed in the name of their god! Or better known as Satan,” he said. Norris walked over toward the little girl that could speak and was squatting. 

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kings Of Spring Author Bash and Hop

We’re happy to announce Ocean 2 Ocean’s next big event: Kings Of Spring - All the men we just can't get enough of. This event is open to all genres and sub-genres YA and above, including romance, mystery, thriller, etc. There will be a kick-off party for authors, bloggers, and author service providers, accompanied by a blog hop, and the event will continue through the weekend! You can win prizes at the event, along the tour, and by entering the Rafflecopter. In other words, join the party! It's a win-win for everyone :-)

The hop will start on March 24th with a kick-off party on Facebook starting at 1PM EST, and continue with the blog tour through 12 Midnight March 27th. Participating authors will be free to post games, contests, and additional giveaways, links, etc. throughout the event, and this time we promise even more prizes at the party. Our goal is to give away over $200 in prizes again. 

While giveaways are not required for individual blogs, we highly suggest giving away e-books, swag, gift cards (GC’s), etc.

The Facebookevent will remain open throughout the tour. Participants will receive the following in exchange for a Rafflecopter prize (again, books, gift cards, etc.):

1.     Social media link listed as Rafflecopter option

2.    The tour will also be promoted at TRR and TRS.

3. Social media blast to promote the event and participating special guests

4. Pre-party games and posts

The “Ocean 2 Ocean Kings Of Spring” banner above should be placed in a prominent spot on your blog prior to the tour (link back to, and at the top of your blog post so readers can easily recognize yours as a tour stop.

To participate, complete THISFORM and send $10 U.S. payment via Paypal to Ocean2Ocean7(at)gmail(dot)com.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Behind The Curtain: Diana Ware-Page


Hello y'all, just a note to say how thrilled I am to be here at O2O as a guest blogger and the amazing  story of how I got here. This is actually my very 1st official blog post about myself ever !!  So be kind. I love books, everything about them; characters,  storylines, sexy heat to sweet HEA's.  Books bring me joy.
Just a little bit about myself. I'm a soon to be divorced, mother of one son (Daniel), the light and bane of my existence  (22 and knows everything about everything) you moms out there know exactly what I mean. I have a bundle of furrbabies as well, Matiesse and Furface live with me, and my soon to be Ex has my Luci and Lucky, no fence for Luci my golden retriever  (it breaks my heart). I love in a University town in Central-east Texas ; Gig 'em Aggies !    

I came into book reviewing and author promoting completely by accident; I messaged an author after winning a contest, and started to learn the importance placed on book reviews; especially for Indie authors. She asked me if I would mind leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads. I was like huh ? Only people in the book business  do that, right ? She said "no, its for people who read a book and want others to know what they think about it. " I'd really had no idea of what happened before and after a book got to Amazon. So I read the book and loved it, then came the hard part, what the heck do I write ?

You have to understand,  I'd literally been on Facebook for a month, Truly a month, I know. Way behind the times. So here I am thinking what do I do now ? I had "talked" with a girl at the event where I won the book, so I thought maybe she could help me, she was very sweet and seemed to know all about authors and contests and books, so I took the plunge and messaged her. Best thing I'd do all year !! She walked me through the steps of leaving a book review, about not putting  in spoilers, about being honest, that I could love an author and not like all of their books, and it was not only alright to say why I didn't like a book, it was expected of me, or why I liked it, loved it or it was just mediocre.

I wrote my 1st review and put it up on Amazon, then waited to see it get blasted by all of the professional "book critics". That didn't happen, the author messaged me that she loved the review and since it seemed I liked her book, would I want to read and review another one ? I was floored, here was an Author, asking me if I wanted to read and review another book !! I was in scary book heaven !!  And that's how I got started doing something it turns out I love.

Not only do I still read and review for this author, I beta read, pimp, post, make teasers, plan parties, I'm part of her core group of people ( hello my FAladies) , who help her get her books into people's hands and on their E-readers. I finally know what happens before and after the book goes from the inner mind of the author and out to the public, and let me tell you it's a lot of hard work. Which is in addition to the author already putting in the hundreds of hours of writing the book. I'm just glad to be on the reading/reviewing/promoting side of it, I'm not sure I could write the book and wait on pins and needles to see how it's going to be received by the readers.

Then I met another group  of wonderful people on Facebook : ROMANCE RAVERS,  and was once again enfolded into a group of amazingly caring, intelligent and generous people; who taught me even more ways to get the word out on Indie Authors. That brings me to Ocean 2 Ocean Promotions and the lovely ladies who run it, they have graciously given me a job that I truly love to do, and can't wait to see where it takes me. They will be introducing themselves to you in their own posts.

That's my story, hope it didn't bore you to tears, but I like knowing who's behind the curtain (Wizard of Oz reference )  and hope you do too. Thank you Ladies at O2O for giving me a chance to "speak" about books and authors. They have become very dear to my heart. Also thank you Beth Ann Miller PA for your invaluable assistance in getting me started on the book reviewing track, and Kelley Harvey for bringing me into her inner group of ladies who love her books, and all the FAladies and SWORD team members who have helped me along the way.

Echo Shea my little author muse that keeps me laughing in the bleak times, Madison Sevier who uses her position as an Author to bring people together, Cheryl Davis my Goddess given solace and last but by no means least Dariel Raye, who shares my passion for books, snarky sense of humor and .... well she knows all about how to help me battle back the medical demons when things get tough and all I want to do is quit.

So, there are many, many more that have helped me to get here and I'd love to mention you all, but that would take pages and pages, just know; I remember and love each and every one of you. The next post will be about a book, Promise !!
Matiesse, lazy cat that he is, on my nephews messy bed, lol.

                                            BLESSED BE,
                                                   Diana W. Page

Friday, February 5, 2016

#BookBlitz! "Unbearable Arms (The Grizzly Next Door, Book 4)!"

Unbearable Arms: A Navy SEAL BBW Bear Shifter Romance (The Grizzly Next Door Book 4)” by Aya Morningstar! ‪#‎99cents‬

Violet is keeping a secret…

She’s a curvy archaeologist who finds a mysterious artifact. She’s absorbed in her work and has no time for dating, at least until badass ex-SEAL werebear Asher Pines come back to town. He’s the man she’s always longed for, and he looks better than ever, but he’s brought trouble with him.

Asher’s done with the SEALs, and with SHIFT…

He’s ready to live a normal life: a mate, kids, a normal job–the whole package. When he nearly crashes into Violet, he wonders if he’s found what he’s looking for. Her full curves and wide hips are to die for, but she’s hiding something, and it might just keep them apart.

Andrei will do anything to get his wings back…

After a military experiment, powerful dragon shifter Andrei can no longer shift. But even as a human, he’s just as strong and resourceful as ever, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get what Violet has taken from him.

Alex–from Unbearable Curves–is back to team up with Asher in this sizzling paranormal romance story packed with action, humor, a HEA, and no cliffhanger!

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"Unbearable Heat (The Grizzly Net Door Book 2)"

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Release Party and Book Tour: "The Watchman" (Immoral Virtue Series) by Arla Dahl

“The Watchman (Immoral Virtue Book 3)”
by Arla Dahl
Published: November 20, 2015
Genre: Historical Erotica

Evil is found when evil is sought.

“For when those in authority neglect to reprove sin, then very often the good are punished with the wicked.” – Heinrick Kramer, 1486, The Malleus Maleficarum  

For yielding to the proud tears of an accused witch, The Watchman’s soul may have been blackened by evil. To prove himself unmarked, his body free of the witch’s branding, he must stand naked before all and submit to the governor’s thorough and shameful examination.

Though Giles Scott would resist the governor’s practiced and patient touch, only complete abandon might prove his innocence. And since the witch cannot feel, only Giles’ arousal can spare his neck from the noose. And so, he surrenders.

Yet screams from another chamber – perhaps pained, perhaps pleasured – awaken memories from Giles’ dark, torturous past, and the governor’s touch no longer teases but stings…much like the punishing bite of a whip against the flesh of THE WATCHMAN.

From the Author:
THE WATCHMAN, Book 3 in the Immoral Virtue Trilogy is a dark erotic twist of an already twisted period in American History, the Salem witch trials. Due to its explicit sexual nature, with forced consent, M/m, M/f/f and other BDSM concepts, THE WATCHMAN is intended for audiences 18 and over.

What readers are saying…
“Fifty Shades-meets-Shakespeare in this eloquent, erotic tale.” – Debra Druzy, Contemporary Romance Author

“A well-crafted, wickedly erotic romp through witch trial hysteria. Arla Dahl will whet your appetite for more.”  –- Candy Caine, author of contemporary interracial erotica

“The Watchman was so hot and satisfying, the perfect conclusion to this trilogy.”  – Chloe and Sabine’s Smart Mouth Smut

“Erotic and immensely satisfying.” — D.B.Shuster, author of the Neurotica Series

Come help celebrate multi-published, bestselling author Arla Dahl’s latest addition to her “Immoral Virtue” series, “Watchman”  Thursday, February 4th, 7-9 PM EST. Prizes, games, chats, the unveiling of secrets, and various and sundry shenanigans await!!

Don’t miss out on books 1 and 2 of this sizzling series!

“The Mark (Immoral Virtue)”
Be this a witch?
In 1600’s New England, it was decreed thus:

“Whoever lies with the beast will bear a mark that is insensible and in their most secret parts, and may be located only through diligent and careful search.”

Accused of witchcraft, Abigail Prescott must strip for the masses and submit to the Governor’s inspection. She is ill-prepared for this shameful, grueling probe as it permits him to see and test her every inch and every hollow.

Governor Jameson Foster has examined many before, but Abigail enchants him like no other. Before he succumbs to her sweet charms, he must uncover the dark truth of this bewitching.

Should she feel his prodding and respond to his touch, her innocence will be proven. And this night he will claim her. Should she resist, fail to cry out in pain or in pleasure, then all will know she is a witch who bears The Mark.

“I defy you not to squirm and moan right along with Abigail as you read The Mark. Rejoice, erotic-fiction fans. Arla Dahl has arrived!” –best-selling author, Pam McKenna

From the Author:
THE MARK, Book 1 in the Immoral Virtue Trilogy is a highly erotic, non-romantic tale of sexual awakening and abandon, of the duty to submit vs. the desire to resist. Due to its explicit sexual nature, with elements of BDSM and dubious consent, THE MARK is intended for audiences 18 and over.
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“The Accused (Immoral Virtue Book 2)”
There is no shame in pleasure.

“Wherefore for the sake of fulfilling their lusts (women) consort even with devils.” -Heinrich Kramer, 1486 “Malleus Maleficarum” (The Hammer of Witches)

To clear their names and save their souls the accused are stripped and bound before all as they await their governor’s examination.

At the governor’s direction, Abigail Prescott, herself accused as a witch a mere hour past, will help test the women’s responses, for a witch marked by the devil cannot feel, no matter how gently caressed, no matter how deeply probed. Under the governor’s scrutiny Abigail is to thoroughly examine their naked flesh for the black mark of the beast.

But the prideful Elizabeth Hobbs withdraws consent. And her fate is sealed. Taken deep into the forest by the watchman, she will remain naked and open to the elements to await her punishment.

Stirred by her proud tears, the watchman touches her. Soothes her. But when a man succumbs to a witch’s charms, he too stands among THE ACCUSED.

“Explosively erotic with unexpected twists and surprises that keep the pages turning.” – 2013 RITA Finalist, Pamela Hearon
From the Author:
THE ACCUSED, Book 2 in the Immoral Virtue Trilogy continues the highly erotic, non-romantic, tale of resistance and of submission. Due to its explicit sexual nature, with elements of BDSM and dubious consent, THE ACCUSED is intended for audiences 18 and over.
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About the Author
Arla Dahl is a lover and avid reader of all things sexy and suspenseful. She gets her inspiration from daily headlines, and is often surprised by how today’s issues mirror those from the distant past. 

When Arla’s muse goes stealth, she spends her time trying recipes from exotic locales, with rich flavors and provocative scents that tempt and tease and satisfy.

A New Yorker, born and bred, Arla is forever fascinated by the varied cultures of her city. Beyond the rich diversity, the close and heady feel of a moody late night jazz club is her favorite part of living in the Big Apple.

In her current work, the Immoral Virtue trilogy, which is set during the witch hysteria of the 17th Century, Arla twists an already twisted history into a daring erotic work of passion and pleasure.

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