G.J. Cox: The Alphas’ Bliss Giveaway + $15 GC!

Will Bliss accept her new mates before it’s too late?
Enter to win a $15 Gift Card or a Print Copy from G.J. Cox
The Alphas’ Bliss
by G.J. Cox
Tome Tender’s rating: 4.5 stars

Publication Date: February 28, 2016
Publisher: G.J. Cox
ISBN-13: 9781523815326
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 294 pages
Available from | ARe | Smashwords | Createspace (print) | Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Micha, King of the Vampires and Devin, Leader of the Wolves, are two
alphas who must learn to share one mate. They will also need to work
together to convince said Mate to accept them both while trying to keep
her safe and alive from a pack of rogue wolves who are dead set on
capturing and killing her.

Bliss has lived most of her life thinking she was half human and
half vampire. She soon finds out that she’s also part wolf and the mate
of the Lead Alpha of the Wolves. News not so well received. While she’s
dealing with all these new changes in her life, a rogue pack of wolves
is also out to capture her and kill her for unknown reasons.

Will she accept her mates in time for them to help her through her
vampire/wolf transition? Will her mates be able to keep her safe from
the threat of the wolves?  

Tome Tender’s Review of… 

 The Alphas’ Bliss by G.J. Cox

The Alphas' BlissBliss was destined to be the King of the Vampire’s mate. As a half human/half vampire, she was trained to be his submissive, but is that what he really wanted? Micha was a reluctant mate, but duty and fate guided his path. How could he convince the shy and timid woman he was not the monster she had been told? Her vampire transition was coming and she would need him in more ways than she knew.

Then it happened, a night out, and a stranger came up to Bliss as if he owned her and he smelled good, too good. Devin was no ordinary man, he was the Alpha Leader of ALL wolves, every bit as powerful as Micha. Have the Fates been bored? Did they need to kick up a little supernatural excitement? Is it possible that this innocent woman could be the fated mate of both rulers of their kind? Bliss will need them both when her blood displays another anomaly, she also is part wolf and two transitions could kill her, unless another threat to her gets her first.

Two powerful forces, two strong rulers, are they a match for Bliss or will she bring them to their knees with her sensual desires? Hottest Love Triangle ever.

Well, G.J. Cox has certainly steamed up my glasses with her supernaturally charged erotic tale, The Alphas’ Bliss ! Ms. Cox combines the sweet and tenderness of caring, the vicious protective instincts of two alphas and one timid young woman who emerges from her shell like a dragonfly in flight. A quick read that entertains and engages its readers, with enough spice to bring dry ice to a boil.

Tome Tender received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.


Born and raised in the bayous of South Louisiana, I’ve always loved
reading and escaping to new and wonderful places, even if just in my
head. The first story I ever wrote, ‘Riches to Rags’ was in junior high
school for a literature class and from that moment on, I was a writer.
I’ve wrote many stories over the years but didn’t actually publish
anything until 2014.
Now living in the Seattle, Wa. area, I’m married to an amazingly
supportive man, who doesn’t mind doing the dishes or laundry when I’m
hard at work on a new book. We have five furry rescues, three cats, two
dogs (Rotty/Mastiff mix and Albino Great Dane) that keep us busy with
their antics and wacky personalities.

When I’m not at the 9 to 5, you’ll find me either writing ( of course!)
reading, or out exploring with the furry kids and the honey. 🙂

Feel free to reach out to me at any of my sites. I love hearing from my readers!

Author Links
More from G.J. Cox

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23566994-the-unexpected-submissive   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29549816-a-dangerous-love  
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Please Note: THE UNEXPECTED SUBMISSIVE will be available soon!


G.J. Cox is offering

One Print Copy of THE ALPHAS’ BLISS (US)
A Grand Prize of a $15 Amazon Gift Card (INTL)

Ends May 2, 2016 at 11:59PM

Ben Burgess Jr.’s: Monster ~ eBook Giveaway Blitz + Review!

He wanted more from life – but he didn’t know how to get it

Ben Burgess Jr. has FIVE eCopies & FIVE Print Copies up for grabs
by Ben Burgess Jr.
Tome Tender Rating: 5 stars – Must Read
Publisher: Wasteland Press
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
ISBN-10: 0988374501
ISBN-13: 978-0988374508
Genre: Urban Fiction | Erotic
Paperback: 282 pages
Available from: Amazon |
Barnes & Noble
Tormented while growing
up for being dark-skinned, and the son of a womanizer who deserts his
family regularly, Ken Ferguson longed for that feeling of being loved.
Ken promised himself that he wouldn’t be a manipulating, deceitful man
like his father, but after being cheated on and dumped by the girl he
thought he would one day marry, he begins his transformation. Fueled by
anger, and tired of being the “nice guy”, Ken drowns himself in
one-night stands, threesomes, affairs with married women, and sleeping
with one conquest after another. He adopts the philosophy of having no
commitment and no attachments, but meets his match with Ashley, a girl
that makes him want to stop his promiscuous ways. But Ashley turns out
to do even more damage to his ego and his heart, wounding him deeply.
With his philosophy reinforced, Ken spirals out of control and becomes a
MONSTER. Sleeping with and mistreating random women he meets at bars
and clubs, Ken uses sex to forget about his insecurities, his anger, and
his sadness. Will Ken learn to let go of his heartbreaks, or will he be
consumed by them and continue to be a MONSTER?
Tome Tender’s Review of…
 Monster by Ben Burgess Jr.
MonsterCan you name the types of people who are monsters in your mind? Some are born into conditions that breed anti-social behavior, some vow never to repeat the sins of their fathers, but heartbreak becomes their excuse to become a womanizing, sex-driven abuser of the worst kind. That is the kind of monster Ken has become as he spirals into the darkness of wanting more out of life and not knowing how to get it. Sure, he lives in a tough neighborhood where any softness makes one a target. He has his own group, complete with the false machismo young men strut in a world where how much sex you have is the mark of “being a man.” How far will Ken go in degrading himself and the women he uses? He has vowed to be the one to walk away from a one-night stand and never give his heart away, again. He has become the Master of his Universe, but little does he see his Universe is becoming smaller and smaller until he is the only one left within its borders. His minions and his stable of sex-partners have moved on, grown up and learned what the meaning of being a man is. Will it magnify his insecurities or open his eyes to the shame of weakness?Ben Burgess Jr. has created a character that stumbles, falls and fails to get up, for fear of failure. It is easier for Ken to build himself into a legend in his own mind. Follow Ken through his lurid escapades, as Mr. Burgess draws a raw and stark portrait of using sex to soothe a damaged ego. The acts are graphic, they are clearly not made from love and it shows. No flowery descriptions to sigh with, each act shows how crass and hollow Ken has become and one cannot help but wish there was a way to reach this young man with so much potential.Although written in an urban setting, focusing on a dark-skinned young man, this is more than a social statement of demographics, this is a look at the pain of a teen in crisis who finds no place to turn and attempts to create his own brand of cure. Will he discover he has more to give the world? He deserves better for himself, but first he needs to believe in himself and love, again.

Not for those who are squeamish about seeing the realities of others in stark relief, but if you are looking for a read that digs deep into the grit of life, Monster is both thought-provoking and heart-wrenching. Ben Burgess Jr. is a gifted author and he takes advantage of this with bold and confident strokes.


I want to be more than an author. I want to help change the world for the better…

 I’m all for giving to charity and setting up community-based events to unite people of all races and genders. My philosophy is:

Ben Burgess Jr
is the author of the award-winning novels “Monster”, “Wounded”, the
poetry book “Times Have Changed and Life is Strange” and the new novel
“Love and Happiness” He is an active performer of spoken word poetry.
Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youth
to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their
dreams. His poetry book “Times Have Changed and Life is Strange” and his
novel “Monster” are currently used in schools on the lower east side of
Manhattan. Ben Burgess Jr. has a BA in Business Management and an MA
in Educational Leadership. He is the proud father of his
daughter Jaelynn and is active in trying to improve urban neighborhoods
and communities.
To learn more about Ben Burgess Jr.’s Community Events go to his website
Other Books by Ben Burgess Jr.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21949069-wounded  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25464781-love-and-happiness  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7768508-times-have-changed-and-life-is-strange

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Here is your chance to discover Ben Burgess Jr. 
Enter to win One of FIVE eCopies (International where allowed)
One of FIVE Print Copies (US Only)
Ends April 11, 2016 11:59 PM

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Jennifer Byar’s Mixers Blast & $25 GC Giveaway!

They thought they could tame her – 
Meet the New Woman
Enter to win $25 Gift Card-eCopies-Print Copy
From Jennifer Byars
by Jennifer Byars
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Bare Tree Press
Publication Date: October 14, 2015
Genre: Adult Paranormal | Dark
Print Length: 354 pages
Available from: Amazon
 An arrogant vampire comes up with a way to make a new immortal species
to help the dark underworld fight the destruction that the human race
has caused; destruction that could soon lead to their imminent

Soon to be thirty-nine year old Molly Barons was just your typical
average wife and mother, nothing out of the ordinary. Her life was messy
with children, a husband, house work, and everything related with being
a normal Mom. But, her life is about to change in ways she never
thought possible when a man shows up at her door one summer evening and
kidnaps her from her home.

Molly’s hauled off to England to be part of an experiment for a
group of five powerful men who run the dark world known as the
Creatures. The three vampires, a werewolf King, and an Elvin king all
have their hopes set on her to solve all their problems. She is to
become a blood slave to the vampires and an incubator for the other two.
But, the mindless obedient woman they thought they were going to make
through the experiment, wasn’t what they got.

What they got however, is much more than they bargained for.  As
Molly’s body begins to transform into a new breed of Creature, a Mixer,
her new found abilities weave their way into the depths of her being to
change more than just her body, but her character as well. The world of
darkness thought that by playing God they could bring forth their
salvation, little did they know that one small woman could bring them
all to their knees.



Tome Tender’s Review of

Mixers by Jennifer Byars
MixersVampires, their egos, their need to control and dominate, their twisted appetites and their quest to survive as a race, their need for dominance and to have the best of the best.

Think they are the worst of the supernaturals who hide in the shadows of the human world? The same hold true for werewolves and elves, too. It’s all about the control, so when a plan is hatched to create a new species of things that go bump in the night, with the most delectable blood and the ability to procreate for time immortal, they begin the search for the perfect vessels among the human women of the earth.

Making a statement for “older women still being appealing,” Jennifer Byars brings us into the depths of her world with Mixers. So maybe that wasn’t her plan, but when the vamps picked up thirty-nine-year-old Molly, an All American housewife and mother, no one’s life will ever be the same again. Imagine being part of an experiment with creatures you have never even believed existed, welcome to Molly’s new life, as three vamps an Elven King and a Werewolf King find they may have created the perfect “Mixer” but she is nothing like what they expected.
Molly is mysteriously addictive, they crave her, from her scent to her blood to her body, she has become their master in so many ways. Only their brutal inhumanity as one creature metes out punishment through a vicious gang rape and a bullet in her head, does Molly lose her past memories, and becomes like a new slate. The Molly she creates is dark, vengeful and a fighter for justice for all who have been changed against their will.

Step into Jennifer Byars’ world with care, a strong stomach and your righteous anger and don’t forget to slip in some compassion, too. Raw, gritty and ominous, this world feels like even the gravity has more weight as one mixer dares those in power to drop to their knees before her. Does Molly have the allies to cause her “makers” to submit to admitting their vile ways and freeing others bound like her? Ms. Byars writes with a dark and bold stroke, not for the squeamish, but her tale has been executed with a masterful hand. Darkly erotic, brutally jagged, this is a twisted tale of love, hate and survival of the fittest. From start to finish, this is intense without a reprieve from the action, so hang on as these five amateur Dr. Frankensteins discover how well they have done in creating their monster.


Hello out there.
Well as you may have guessed, I’m an author.
Now what you might be thinking is, great another new author. And yeah, she wrote another new erotic book… been there, done that!
Well honestly, so had I, and that’s exactly why I started writing!
I’m a mother of six children and have been married for twenty five
years. Now I’m not going to sugar coat it for you. I love my family, but
let me tell you… there a little crazy! (Shhh!!) So when I sit down and
read a book, I  want to become the character, just submerge myself in the story… you know, get lost for a couple hours.

So when I turned forty, and yes there’s more to the story then just
that, my children bought me an amazon card for my Kindle so I could 
buy as many books as I wanted! My plan was to sit all day relaxing on the couch, sipping chai tea, and buying any and all of the $.99 books to the $5.99 dollar books until my heart was content.
I picked up a book that looked good and started to read, but just a couple pages in I was like, Oh lord another twenty five year old virgin? 
I sighed, shrugged it off and continued on. Soon I was back at the
kindle store looking for a book with cool more “mature” woman who I could relate to.

That’s when I stumbled across a book where the woman just turned
forty, and I was like YES! finally some one will have a fun way of
dealing with life, friends, and men! Or so I thought.

So I jumped right in, turning the pages,  flipping through,  getting
into the story, and then this character, this woman who would get it,
who was cool, said something that shocked me. She said now that she was
forty at least she didn’t break out with pimples any more… okay what?! I
wish that was the case! Obviously this author had no idea what a woman
in her forty’s went through.

It was right then that I stood up from my comfortable spot on the
couch and declared to my family…”I can not stand to read one more book
about a twenty five year old virgin whose going to get fall in love with
some whore of a man! Or a forty year old woman who acts like a twenty
five year old virgin! I’m done, I’m writing my own book!”

Yup, that’s what I said, and Yup, that’s how it all started.
I know there are books out there that have leading characters where
the woman is a little older, but she’s never seems… cool. I mean, we
have forty something men snagging up the twenty year olds, why cant
woman have the same kind of fun. I got to tell you the woman I know,
from there late thirties to there early fifties, there not
sitting around watching Murder she wrote.

No these are vibrant, confident woman that can have as much as a good
time as anything or anybody out there. And I thought it was about time
to have a heroine that showed that as well. I write books for woman. I
love smart woman, and I get so tired of see us portrayed as some wishy
washy creature, or some old fuddy-duddy that cant get the guy, hell
doesn’t stand a chance in hell to get a good looking guy. Come on, we
can give as good as we can get, and then some!

Now what’s this site about? Well, honestly I’ll tell funny stories, have discussions, give little insights of my new books.
Honestly I’m writing all the time. Some times I might have three
books that I’m working on at one time. So I hope you enjoy my story, my
goofy joke and the books I write.

So please, pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and lets have fun! And remember…
Women Rock!

Connect with Jennifer
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads |
More Books by Jennifer Byars

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26025197-the-domination-game https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27860509-the-domination-game-checkmate

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Are you ready for one Mega Giveaway?
Like Jennifer Byars says…New Year, meet the New Woman (Molly)
and she has prizes to share!
$25 Amazon Gift Card – INTL where allowed
THREE eCopies of Mixers – INTL where allowed
ONE Print Copy of Mixers – US Only
Ends February 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Buy the Book & Get in this $25 SuperBowl Raffle!

Tomorrow, Sunday, February 7th — SuperBowl 50 Sunday! — is Day 7 of the LET ME JUST SAY THIS #blogtour. Author B. Swangin Webster joined us for a Twitter Chat today and shared some insider secrets about the inner workings of the characters and their emotional arcs.

So, during commercials, the halftime game, or during your bio break check out B. Swangin’s books and download them, or order them and you’ll be entered into the raffle!


This story deals with domestic violence and abuse head on and pulls out all the stops while keeping the reader engaged every step of the way.  If you want to know more, go to Twitter and type in: #NBbookchat and read what you missed.

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In the meantime, if you’re ready to pick up a copy of the book, or are ready for book 2 — Let Me Say This, Again — buy it and send proof of purchase to me at @NoteBkBlogairy.  Or, email me: noveldreams2007 (at) gmail (dot) com. Once proof of purchase is received, You will be entered into a $25 Amazon gift card raffle!

The winner of this raffle will be announced on this blog on Monday, 2/8/2016 by 12 noon EST.

Any questions?  Drop me a note in the comments.

Ta-ta for now,


Twitter Chat Time! Sat, 2/6 @ 4pm – Book: Let Me Just Say This


Quick post to remind everyone about the Live Twitter Chat on Saturday, Feb 6th at 4:00 pm EST/1:00 pm PST/9:00 pm GMT. Just use the #NBbookchat to participate in the conversation!



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Cheryl Goldman is a stay-at-home mother of two: a boy, and a girl.  Her husband, Kevin, is a successful businessman who owns his own marketing firm.  From the outside, all looks perfect.  Too perfect, perhaps.  When we scratch the surface, we find Cheryl wearing too much makeup on some days and rather overlarge shades that make her look every bit the fierce diva.  Yet, she’s not.

Cheryl allows the unthinkable to happen more and more in her life.  Her children watch her.  Her BFF watches her.  Her parents watch her.  Yet, no one steps in…not even Cheryl speaks up for herself.  Her daughter is disgusted.  Her son is angry at both of his parents.  Her father knows Cheryl’s not trying to make any waves.  Cheryl’s mother?  Thinks the world rises and sets on Kevin.

Will Cheryl wake up and realize she shouldn’t be the object of abuse because someone else is having a rough go of it?  Will her children forgive her?  Or, simply walk away from it all?

Go behind the scenes of this upper middle-class African-American successful family and see how the foundation of things was set and how it all slowly unraveled.

If you want more, check out my full book review on my author page.

Did I mention the $25 Amazon gift card raffle on SuperBowl Sunday?  For all who purchase a book, and send proof of purchase to this blog, or send a tweet to @NoteBkBlogairy with receipt attached, they will be entered into the raffle!  The winner will be announced on Monday, 2/8 before 12 noon EST!

In the meantime, we’ll look forward to *seeing* @BSwanginWebster tomorrow with a new pair of fab stiletos!  Maybe like these…

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Bloggity Tour: Let Me Just Say This by B. Swangin Webster + $20 Amazon GC

Today is a great day!  Why?  Because it’s the first day of the 2nd month of 2016?  Yup.  Aaand, because it’s the FIRST DAY of the LET ME JUST SAY THIS Blog Tour for author, B. Swangin Webster!!

Who?  You might ask.

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This is who!

She’s sassy.

She rocks 5″ heels, or higher, each and every day!

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She cuddles up with 300+ of her favorite novels and reads, or re-reads them, as the mood strikes her.

She’s a radio talk show host on WLVS Radio: Radio You Can Watch.

She’s a mother of 5.  A “Nina” to 9 grandchildren.

She’s a force to be reckoned with for sure!

Her book?  Here’s the skinny…



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Cheryl Goldman is a stay-at-home mother of two: a boy, and a girl.  Her husband, Kevin, is a successful businessman who owns his own marketing firm.  From the outside, all looks perfect.  Too perfect, perhaps.  When we scratch the surface, we find Cheryl wearing too much makeup on some days and rather overlarge shades that make her look every bit the fierce diva.  Yet, she’s not.

Cheryl allows the unthinkable to happen more and more in her life.  Her children watch her.  Her BFF watches her.  Her parents watch her.  Yet, no one steps in…not even Cheryl speaks up for herself.  Her daughter is disgusted.  Her son is angry at both of his parents.  Her father knows Cheryl’s not trying to make any waves.  Cheryl’s mother?  Thinks the world rises and sets on Kevin.

Will Cheryl wake up and realize she shouldn’t be the object of abuse because someone else is having a rough go of it?  Will her children forgive her?  Or, simply walk away from it all?

Go behind the scenes of this upper middle-class African-American successful family and see how the foundation of things was set and how it all slowly unraveled.

If you want more, check out my full book review on my author page.

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As always with raffles, we’re going to ask you to like us, tweet us, follow us, comment on our blogs — you know the drill!  What do you get?  A chance to win one of 5 copies of Let Me Just Say This and…

ONE LUCKY WINNER will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!



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Let Me Just Say This – Blog Tour Line Up & SuperBowl Raffle!


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In just four days, the Just Let Me Say This.. blog tour begins on Monday, February 1st!  We are going to have fun!  There’s going to be two raffles!  One for the blog tour hosts and the other for you guys — the readers!  Both raffles include free copies of B. Swangin Webster’s book and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Our current tour stops include:

Tome TenderFeb 1 – Book Review

LoveBitesSilkFeb 2 – Book Review

Just BooksFeb 3 – Excerpt/Teaser

Kiru Taye Writes Feb 5 – Author Interview

LIVE TWITTER BOOK CHAT – Saturday – Feb 6 at 4:00 pm EST/1:00 pm PST/9:00 pm GMT.  The hashtag for the chat is #NBbookchat!


The NoteBook Blogairy (moi) – Feb 7 – Author Interview & Special SuperBowl Raffle!
This special SuperBowl 50 raffle will be for all who purchase a copy of Just Let Me Say This… on Sunday, Feb 7th.  Send proof of purchase to me via this blog.  Or, Tweet from Amazon purchase page to @NoteBkBlogairy and you’ll get entered into this $25 Amazon gift card raffle!  (This is a separate raffle from the other two mentioned earlier!)  The Winner of this SuperBowl 50 raffle will be announced on Mon, 2/8 after 9:00 am EST.

Booked Up and BossyFeb 7 – Book Review

Digital InspirationsFeb 9 – Excerpt & Author Interview

Faith SimoneFeb 10 – Book Review

A.M. LeibowitzFeb 10 – Book Review

Let Me Just Say This… A Quick Synopsis

This more-than-meets-the-eye urban fiction story introduces us to Cheryl Goldman an African-American woman who was not the apple of her mother’s eye.  Her Daddy loved her desperately but even he could not change how his wife felt about their youngest daughter.  Smart, talented and productive were all adjectives that perfectly describe Cheryl.  However, two other words are accomodating and unselfish.  In Cheryl’s attempt to secure friendship, love and favor her gentle efficiency did her more harm than good especially in the case of her husband, Kevin.  You can read my full book review here.

We’ll be tweeting, FB’ing and generally making a bit of a social media ruckus chit-chatting about Just Let Me Say This…!

There’s still time to join the fun as a Blog Tour Host!  Click here for tour sign-up details.

(To read the original post about participating in this blog tour, click here!)


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