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CentreStage proudly presents: COVER REVEAL for Never Alone by Linn B Halton

Welcome to CentreStage!

CentreStage showcases amazingly talented authors from around the world. These authors might share with you their inspiration for writing, news about their books or… their brand new, hot-of-the-press book covers!

Today, it is my enormous pleasure to welcome my loveahappyending.com friend and go-to-person for all things authorly, the fantabulous Linn B. Halton, with the cover reveal for her next bestseller, Never Alone!

Cover reveal for Never Alone
and Top Tips for keeping your man happy!

I’m doing a fab splash around some wonderful blogs and websites to celebrate a brand new shiny cover, hot off the press. This story is full of heart and a young woman, Holly Atherton, who doesn’t want to say ‘yes’ to having that wedding ring placed on her finger. Even though Will is the love of her life and absolutely gorgeous!

Never Alone is being released in January 2013 and it’s a story of true love, but as we all know the path is never easy. Keep reading to find out how you can win an advance copy to be sent out in December 2012.

Before I tell you all about Holly’s story I wanted to ask my lovely host, the fabulous and talented rock-chic author, Nicky Wells, what top tip she has for keeping a partner happy. Of course, I couldn’t ask that question if I wasn’t prepared to spill the beans myself….

Set aside ‘together’ time, whether that’s an evening out or a short-break away, as long as it’s romantic! Think of it as a date, or if you are going away together re-kindling your ‘affair’. Don’t let ife get in the way!

So, Nicky, what’s your little secret?

I’d say… Recognize the lovely inner child in your man! Thank him for helping out around the house or in the kitchen (and for God’s sake don’t let him see you go round after him doing the job properly!), and let the little temper tantrums and niggles wash right over you… Bliss.

Thank you, Nicky, duly noted (soooo true!) and added to my growing list of ‘Ways to Please Your Man’ – sounds like a new book to me! Ha! Ha!

Holly Atherton has a  seemingly perfect life, until suddenly it  all beings to unravel. She has spent her life living up to other people’s expectations of her, trying to please them.

She has it all – the affluent family who dote on her, a job she loves in her father’s business, and the perfect boyfriend. Will is a successful entrepreneur and they are about to start enjoying a lifestyle many can only dream about. His latest business deal will see them with homes in the UK and Los Angeles.

But what if you wake up one morning and find yourself wondering whether the path you are on is the one you are supposed to be taking? Is she too caught up in pleasing her parents and Will to take her future into her own hands?

When Holly’s psychic sensitivity begins to surface she doesn’t know how to handle it. Vivid dreams seem too real to ignore and she finds herself ‘talking’ to  Nick, the recently deceased brother of her best friend, Celia.

Just having someone to whom she can offload what she’s feeling helps and she feels happier moving forward with Will into their exciting new future and all seems well… the rest is coming soon!

Thank you for helping me to celebrate this cover reveal.
Simply leave your TOP TIP for keeping your man happy and 6 names will be randomly selected from the blogs taking part to receive an advance ecopy of Never Alone in December 2012.

Festive wishes to everyone! Linn

Awesome! HUGE congratulations on a fabulous cover and I can’t wait to read the story of Holly, Nick and Will. Rock on!

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A loveahappyending.com author
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Twitter: @LinnBHalton
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Congrats again to Linn and… let’s hear your top tips for keeping your man happy!

Cover Reveal! Mandy Baggot shares the cover for #SECURITY!

Before Bond, meet Regan…Nathan Regan

The new Bond film, Skyfall launches tomorrow – but why wait until then for a military intelligence hottie? Let me introduce you to the lead male in Mandy Baggot’s new romantic thriller, Security, and reveal the eye-catching 007-style book cover!

First of all… here’s Nathan Regan. Hello, handsome!

And here’s the gorgeous book cover… are you ready?


Lies hurt, but the truth can get you killed

Autumn Raine is a pop vocalist at the very top of her game. She’s a style icon, the paparazzi’s darling and everyone wants to be her friend. But when her safety is threatened, her whole life starts to unravel.

Enter Nathan Regan, an ex-elite soldier who is assigned to protect her. He’s a good man doing bad things but what drives him? Passion? Madness? Or grief? Demons from his past are threatening to consume him. Can he win the fight alone or will he have to admit he needs help?

As the threat deepens, Autumn starts to find out who she really needs in her life. Is there still room for personal assistant Janey or rapper boyfriend Rockweiler? When everyone around her is feeding her lies, how does she work out the truth? Does her record producer know more than he’s letting on? What is her mother, the British Foreign Secretary’s involvement in the situation? And can Autumn put her faith in a forty-something Jamaican woman who handles an automatic weapon as expertly as she cooks?

Eluding kidnap and trying to stay alive, can Autumn find the strength to be the person she longs to be? And can two people, poles apart, forge something strong enough to survive anything?

Security is coming from Sapphire Star Publishing on 4 April 2013! If you can’t wait until then to find out more here is the teasing trailer!

Fantastic, Mandy! Where can we find YOU?

Find out more about Mandy’s books at Mandy’s website  or check out her author page with Sapphire Star Publishing. Mandy is on Facebook and on Twitter (of course!), and she has author pages on amazon.co.uk, amazon.com and Goodreads.

Cover Reveal Competition!!!!

And to up the fun a bit more, Mandy is offering a great competition right here, right now. 

FIVE paperback copies of Mandy’s novel Strings Attached are up for grabs! All you have to do is collect the Bond films. On each of the websites featuring the Security cover reveal, there  will be Bond film mentioned (NOT Skyfall).

Once you have all the  titles, drop Mandy an email mandybaggot@sapphirestarpublishing.com and you  will go into the draw for one of the books! Easy ~ you have until November 1st! Here are the website  links you need:

Mandy Baggot

Kim Nash

Stephanie Keyes

Melanie Robertson-King


Sharon Goodwin (Jera’s Jamboree)

Rachel Lyndhurst

Carol (Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog)

Sheryl Browne

Bonnie Trachtenberg

Richard Holmes

Kate (Me, My Books and I)

Sue Fortin (Love Reading, Love Books)

Lindsay Gentles (TTP Book Reviews)

Eve Chong (Eve’s Chicklit Reviews)

Pauline Barclay

A L Jackson


Louise Graham


GOOD LUCK, and congrats to Mandy on a fantabulous Cover Reveal Party!!!

Join the Twitter Fun: #SECURITY

Sophie’s Run ~ Cover Reveal #sophiesrun #cover

This is it!
Give it up for the glorious cover of
Sophie’s Run
Part 2 in the Rock Star Romance Trilogy
Coming from Sapphire Star Publishing on 7 February 2013.


Wow. I am in love. A huge Thank You goes to Amy Lichtenhan and Chad Lichtenhan for their patience, good humour, great ideas and endless cheer as I changed my mind time and time again. You see, I had various conflicting visions for this cover and Amy patiently looked at all of them, gently but firmly guiding me onto the right path. And Chad is a hero for making all the little tweaks and changes that I kept heaping upon him. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, the team over at Sapphire Star Publishing totally rocks.

Thank you for this amazing cover!


Sophie’s Run

Her famous star remains her rock while life takes her on a little detour…

Who says that the road toward true love is straight and even? Sophie is certainly discovering that it is anything but.

So she has finally found the man of her dreams. Well…she knows who he is, even though she hasn’t actually quite met him yet. When she misses her opportunity, her life goes crazy. Rock star and ex-fiancé, Dan, keeps getting in the way of her new romance—even if he is just trying to be helpful. A fire, an impromptu mini-trip with Dan, and a dreaded wedding later, Sophie is still struggling to meet the love of her life. Just as she is getting it together with her perfect man, best friend Rachel commits an act of unspeakable betrayal. And to top it all, her new boyfriend leaves her lying in the mud.

Sophie has had enough. Confused and distraught, she decides that it is time for radical change. Surprising herself and shocking her friends, she embarks on a secret journey that eventually gets her life back on track.

Coming from Sapphire Star Publishing on 7 February 2013!


Thank you very much to my lovely, amazing author and blogger friends who are taking part in my cover reveal today!
I’d like to dispense big hugs to:

A.L. Jackson
Melanie Robertson-King
Sheryl Browne
Stephanie Keyes
Tobi @ Forget the Housework

Feel free to hop on over and say ‘hi’ to these great friends!

Now the stage is yours. I’m dying to hear what you think! 🙂

This is NOT it.

No. Definitely NOT.

But if you come back this coming Friday, I can reveal to you the absolutely stunning cover for Sophie’s Run!

See you then? 🙂

Music Monday Special: The Star Child Cover Reveal PLUS Radioactive with Imagine Dragons

It’s Music Monday!

And today, I have the pleasure of bringing you a very special edition indeed! Music Monday has teamed up with Inkspell Publishing to bring you the Cover Reveal for Stephanie Keyes’ debut novel, The Star Child.  Are you ready? Drumroll and… Here It Is:

Isn’t it fantastic? Now let’s find out more about The Star Child:

The world is about to be cloaked in darkness. Only one can stop the night.

Kellen St. James has spent his entire life being overlooked as an unwanted, ordinary, slightly geeky kid. That is until a beautiful girl, one who has haunted his dreams for the past eleven years of his life, shows up spinning tales of a prophecy. Not just any old prophecy either, but one in which Kellen plays a key role.

Suddenly, Kellen finds himself on the run through a Celtic underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of hellhounds, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?

The Star Child is due for release in e-book and paperback edition on 21st September!!!

And here’s some background on Stephanie Keyes, the author behind this book:

Stephanie Keyes was born in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania and has worked for the past twelve years as a corporate educator and curriculum designer in the Telecommunications industry. She holds a Master’s degree in Education with a specialization in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University. She is a classically trained clarinetist, but also plays the saxophone and sings. When she’s not writing, she is a wife to a wonderfully supportive husband and mother to two little boys whom she cites as her inspiration for all things writing. The Star Child is Mrs. Keyes’ debut novel.

Find out more about Stephanie at her website, find her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter! Stephanie is also a fellow featured author at loveahappyending.com  and you can visit her author page there.

Congratulations, Steph, on a fabulous cover and I am so excited to be part of the reveal blog hop!

Now then… this **is** a Music Monday Special and I believe you have something to share without about the musical inspiration behind your writing….?

Absolutely! Music to me is integral when I’m writing and I am writing in the middle of a huge project. It’s the second book in The Star Child series, The Fallen Stars. As hooked into this project as I am, there is one song that I go to over and over again to set the mood for writing about Kellen and Calienta’s journey. That’s Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. It’s got is all. Intense lyrics, hard bass line, and a little Celtic-style flute. There’s much more to come with those two.

In the meantime, check out this link and listen to what’s been inspiring me…

Fabulous! This is a new band for me but, having read The Star Child, I can see how the music is reflected in the mood and atmosphere…Very powerful stuff!

To celebrate the cover reveal for The Star Child, the folks over at Inkspell are offering a glorious give-away!

Check out this celtic knot designed antiqued bookmark – Will go very very well indeed  with this book!

The give-away is open to USA and UK residents: enter here… and good luck!

Wow, what a post! Cover reveal, music and give-away all rolled into one: fantabulous. What do you make of the cover, dear reader? And Steph’s music clip, for that matter? Don’t they just put you in the mood for an enchanting fantasy read?

Cover Reveal! ~Sophie’s Turn~

This is it! The ultimate cover for Sophie’s Turn.  How excited am I?

Why another new cover, you ask?  Quite simply, another new cover marks the start of a new era for Sophie’s Turn, the first published edition coming out from Sapphire Star Publishing on 6 September 2012.  As for those of you who’ve been following my publishing journey, it’ll strike you that actually, this new, ultimate cover is quite similar to the last version you saw.  That’s because the amazing folks over at Sapphire Star Publishing liked the concept so much, they didn’t want to change it much at all.  Thank you!  🙂  But check out the subtle changes… see if you can spot the differences!  I’m enchanted, personally.

Huge congratulations go out to the original creator, Jessie Dalrymple–see, I told you you rock. 🙂

And here it is! Cover first, but don’t miss the credits below…

Here’s the credits, with HUGE thanks:

Cover design:  Chad Lichtenhan

Original design concept:  Jessie Dalrymple

Image:  “A carousel and the Eiffel Tower lit up at night” by www.unrestrictedstock.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Over the coming days and weeks, you will gradually see this cover appear on all the usual sites, beginning with the book icon in the top right-hand sidebar of this very blog.  Hooray!

So… what do you think?