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Author Interview: Evie Owens (Once and Forever – An Anthology Excerpt & Giveaway)


Once and forever – an anthology

Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Emelle Gamble, Lavinia Kent


introducing Evie Owens


The authors will award a digital copy of the book to five randomly drawn commenters and one grand prize of a $50 Amazon GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter from this tour and the review tour.

Goddess Fish Promotions presents a Name Before the Masses Virtual Book Tour for ONCE AND FOREVER – AN ANTHOLOGY.




I would like to welcome Evie Owens to Girl meets Books. Evie is the author of The Psychic Detective in the Once and Forever anthology. Thank you for doing this interview with me.


Could you tell us more about your upcoming release?

–Once and Forever is an anthology of original novellas written by the five members of our critique group. We all write different kinds of stories — which works really well in the critique group because we all bring different perspectives to the work — and as a bonus, the diversity makes for an interesting collection of stories.


How would you describe your writing process?

–My writing process seems to be different for every project I work on. But the habit that serves me best with writing in general is to work on it as often as possible. I aim for every day, but try not to beat myself up if I don’t make it.


What is in your top list of most memorable events since you started your career as a writer?

–“The Psychic Detective” in the Once and Forever anthology, is the debut of my “career” as a writer, LOL, so it’s publication is one of the most memorable events. But the MOST memorable event has been getting a good review. I’ve been working toward publication for what seems like forever, so I’ve work-shopped a lot of stories and gotten a lot of feedback over the years, but that first good review from someone I’ve never met was huge for me. Huge.


What’s next for Evie Owens?

–I’ve got a finished Young Adult book, Witch Boy, that’s set in the same “world” as my psychic detective novella and I’m working on publishing that next.




From five compelling authors, five original novellas which will make you laugh and cry, and believe in a love that once found will last forever. Meet a duke, a psychic, a bodyguard and a professor…and one “guardian fairy” in absorbing stories ranging from regency and contemporary romance to paranormal and women’s fiction.

Playing for Keeps by Mary Blayney

Actress Kendall Marshall is determined to get an autograph for her sick sister from famous TV personality Mike O’Hara, the Oprah Winfrey of sports. In the process she meets his brother, security consultant Steve O’Hara, lands a job on O’Hara’s show and gets in the way of a man set on causing big trouble. As the stalkers attacks escalate, Steve and Kendall are thrown together and find it impossible to ignore the chemistry between them.

The Princess & the Pinot by Elaine Fox

When a beautiful woman shows up at the Vineyard Inn, wine manager Kim is certain she’s been sent by fate for the inn’s owner, Cooper. Self-effacing to a fault, Kim knows she can’t hold a candle to Principessa Bella, who also seems to know even more about wine than Kim herself, but her heart has belonged to Cooper since they shared one kiss as teenagers.

While Prin sweeps easily into the job of sommelier at the renowned inn, Kim is afraid Prin will sweep just as surely into Cooper’s arms if she doesn’t do something about it. Can she tell Cooper how she feels without losing even his friendship?

Kim is willing to try except for one problem: she’s almost certainly losing her mind. Or is that belching, swearing, smoking, farting fairy – who claims to be trying to help her – real?

Duets by Emelle Gamble

Duets offers alternating looks into the lives of two women who would seem to have little or nothing in common.

Screen star Molly Harper is on the verge of marrying a man who has swept her off her feet, thought perhaps hasn’t swept all her feelings for her first love away. Anne Sullivan, happily married for twenty-five years, is fighting to hold onto the man she loves, and hold off a confrontation that could shatter her family’s image of what they are.

Duets confronts a past secret that ties these two women’s lives together, just as chance events turn Molly and Anne’s worlds upside down.

Never and Forever by Lavinia Kent           

Never and Forever is the beginning of the love story of two people who shouldn’t belong together.  Molly, Miss Wilkes, runs an employment agency helping women of quality find positions perfected suited to their characters.  Although her father held the title of Earl for just over a week before his death, Molly has never wanted to be a lady.  She knows her place in this world – and it is not at the center of society.

The Duke of Radford also knows his place in this world – and it’s above everybody else’s.  He cannot imagine a world without all the privilege and power that comes from being Radford.  He’s had foreign princesses and heiresses dangled before him for years.  Why would he ever have interest in a simple woman who doesn’t even understand that she should want to be a duchess?

Can these two overcome the obstacles of their own beliefs and realize that love can make all things possible?

Never and forever are both a very long time.  Where will their love fit?

The Psychic Detective by Evie Owens

Psychic Martin Sterling doesn’t trust cops–and the feeling is mutual. Detective Erin Healy needs more than a ghost story to save her job and reputation. Her partner is dead, a million dollars in drugs and money is missing, and all the evidence points to her.

Can a sexy psychic and a by the book cop, trapped between the living and the dead, unearth the truth? Or will a cold-blooded killer get away with it all…





The Psychic Detective – Evie Owens  (Contemporary Paranormal Romance)

For a long moment he just stared back at her, into her, somehow, and Erin wondered what it would be like to believe. In psychics and magic and…to really believe in anything, other than the life you were living. She had police in her blood, though. If you couldn’t see it, feel it, taste it, smell it–if you couldn’t measure it in some way–it wasn’t real.

No matter how much you might wish it was.

But how did he know the girl was pregnant? She wasn’t showing yet.

Then she remembered he’d been watching them long before he joined them at the table, and in her mind’s eye she saw the way Mitra’s hands closed over her abdomen. Protecting and comforting. You didn’t have to be psychic to figure that out. Just observant.

And this guy was definitely observant.

Most con men were.


Review Quotes:

(The Psychic Detective is Evie’s first published novella.)

 “…A really unique ghostly novella as well as a tender romance… Ms. Owens wrote about the heroine and hero so well, I felt that I knew them both almost at once… reviewing it makes me want to go read it again.” Long and Short Review




EvieOwens_AuthorPicEvie Owens was born in Japan, but grew up on a dairy farm in Upper Michigan. She’s waited tables and tended bar, which makes her a very good tipper, but writing is her passion. She’s thrilled to be included in this anthology with some of her favorite authors.

These days, Evie lives in Maryland while her two fabulous daughters and one glorious granddaughter live too far away. Leaving her no alternative but to turn to a life of crazy cat ladyness (except for the “cat” and the “ladyness” parts).

Find out more about Evie Owens:

Email  |  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter | Goodreads




The authors will award a digital copy of the book to five randomly drawn commenters and one grand prize of a $50 Amazon GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter from this tour and the review tour.

Follow the tour HERE and comment in as many participating blogs as you can. The more comments you have, the higher your chances of winning!





Tour organized by: Goddess Fish Promotions





Cover Reveal Tour: The Best Kind of Trouble by Courtney B. Jones (Blurb & Giveaway)


*Win a $15 Amazon Gift Card [INT].



Book Info:

Book Title: The Best Kind of Trouble

Author: Courtney B. Jones

Release Date: January 20, 2014

Hosted by: Itching for Books Tours



Book Description:

Ashley Parker knows trouble. And Nathan Williams–star quarterback and charming ladies man–is trouble. She knows he’ll only break her heart. But that doesn’t stop her from jumping in feet first. When her whole world is flipped upside down, her guitar and her lyrics become her only solace. Along with sexy guitar player Caleb Mathews.

Fueled by heartache, love, and lust, Ashley finds herself in the best kind of trouble. Boy trouble.

About the Author:

Courtney B. Jones grew up in Texas where she still lives with her husband, their two kids, and two dogs. She’s a recent college grad and new elementary school teacher.

Courtney loves to read and write love stories. She has an obsession with books and owns far far too many!


Connect with Courtney B. Jones:

Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter 


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Cover Reveal Tour: Prince Charming by S. Celi (Blurb & Giveaways)



*Get a chance to win a $10 Amazon Card.


Book Info:

Book Title: Prince Charming

Author: S. Celi

Genre: Mature Young Adult/New Adult

Release Date: January 28, 2014

Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions


Book Blurb:

School. Tests. Scholarships. Goals.

Senior class overachiever Geoff Miller thought he had it all figured out. All he needed to do was make it through the next six months, graduate, and get on with his life.

College at the University of Virginia beckoned him– and he just wanted to put the last horrible four years at Heritage High School in the “done” folder.

Geoff just didn’t count on two things: Laine Phillips, and sex.

At first, his passing crush on the school princess seemed to Geoff like a distraction from a boring life in a snobby Greater Cincinnati suburb. Then one day, it turned into something more…

Six months. Not that long, right?


front and back covers



About the Author:

Sara CeliNew Orleans born Sara Celi has lived all over the United States. She calls the Greater Cincinnati area and the Queen City home.

She has spent more than a decade working in journalism and broadcasting, with jobs both on-air and off-air at TV stations in Louisiana, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Her work has appeared in numerous online publications, magazines and newspapers, and she is a contributing author to Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Power of Positive.

Sara graduated cum laude from Western Kentucky University in 2004.

In her spare time, she likes to read, shop, write, travel, run long distances, volunteer with the Junior League, and fund raise for Cooperative for Education, a non-profit providing educational opportunities for Guatemalan kids.


Find out more about S. Celi:

Facebook  |  Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Amazon | Goodreads Book Link



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Cover Reveal Tour: Shannon’s Law by Emma Calin (Blurb & Giveaways)


shannon’s law

Passion patrol series book #2

by emma calin


For this cover release every commenter will receive an audiobook of Emma’s short story “Escape to Love.”

Emma will be awarding a $30 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, another commenter will receive two tickets to the live launch (UK only), and three randomly chosen commenter will receive an ARC of SHANNON’S LAW.

Book Blurb:

Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.  As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need.  Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl’s bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet.  Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her. All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.


Buy Links & Other Book Links:

Shannon’s Law USA  Shannon’s Law UK

(Pre-order paperback only at this stage)

Book Page | Book Facebook Page | Launch Reveal Pinterest Page


Launching Parties:

I’m having two launch parties “Afternoon Tea At Bloxington Manor”. The first is online on the 28th February on Facebook and the second is LIVE at the English stately home that inspired the home of my hero on Sunday 2nd March.  A local favourite venue for me, Avington Park in Hampshire is steeped in history and tradition. (Think genuine Palladian style rather than Downton Abbey neo-Jacobean). The private owners have kindly agreed to open up for us with a tour of the house and then tea and cake – oh and launch the book of course!


About the Author:

MEDIA_KIT_Emma_CalinEmma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives in France and the UK.

She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.

“Knockout!” is the first of the “Passion Patrol Series” a stand-alone love story set against a backdrop of international gambling corruption and deception. Interpol cop Anna Leyton finds herself torn between love and duty when her professional and private life intersects.  This book is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats.

“The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection” is a bargain anthology of 5 short stories and novelettes, available in paperback and digital formats.

“Sub-Prime” is a prize-winning hard hitting short story about courage, exploitation and love. It is a raw and brutal exposé of life at the bottom in the aftermath of recession.

“The Chosen” is also a short story,  set in modern times where working people struggle to keep their dreams alive. A world where the promise of love motivates desperate measures.

“Escape To Love” is a ‘novelette’ (longer than a short story but shorter than a novella), a gritty urban romance with suspense and mystery but a love story at its core.

“Angela” a short story about a late-night taxi journey.

“Love in a Hopeless Place” a novelette about a middle-aged woman striving to find her true identity.


Amazon links to books by Emma Calin

 Shannon’s Law USA  Shannon’s Law UK

(Pre-order paperback only at this stage)

Knockout! (Passion Patrol Series)

The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection


The Chosen

Escape To Love


Love in a Hopeless Place


Find out more about Emma Calin:

Website  | BlogFacebook  |  Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest |

Book Page | Book Facebook Page | Launch Reveal Pinterest Page




Shannon’s Law Cover Reveal Draw

$30/£20 Amazon voucher
A pair of tickets to my Avington Park Launch Party 2nd March (UK only)
3 Advanced Review Copies of Shannon’s Law

EVERY entrant will receive a FREE gift of an audiobook of my short story Escape to Love.

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Mary’s Merry Christmas and Birthday Giveaway Hop



Mary @ Buried under Romance is celebrating her birthday with a two-week long Christmas & Birthday Giveaway Hop. Happy Birthday Mary!!!


Holiday celebrations

This season, I’m celebrating and thankful for a lot of things. First, I’m celebrating the start of my book blog. I’m so happy that I was able to start my very own this year. This has been in my bucket list for a while and what an experience it has been so far. Being part of the book blogging community is really exciting. It’s great to know that so many people enjoy reading and talking about books as much as I do. I’m looking forward to more great things to come in 2014.

This Christmas season, I’m also celebrating the gift of family and great friends. It’s comforting to know that you have these people who will always be there for you, come what may. During this time of the year, my friends and I would get together to dine, talk for hours, and be merry. As for family, I always celebrate Christmas eve and Christmas day with them. We wait until the clock strikes twelve on Christmas eve and then we eat Noche Buena, play games, and exchange gifts.



Everybody can get a chance to win the grand prize! A new Kindle Paperwhite!  Plus, 5 other book goodies! So check out the Rafflecopter below and enter as many entries as you can for a greater chance of winning. This giveaway hop will run from December 20 – January 3. 



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