Saturday, February 25, 2017

Now on KDP Select!

Hello Berliners and Truth Seekers!

I wanted to drop in and let everyone know that I've placed two of my series into KDP Select on Amazon for the next 3 months. Now, Amazon Prime Members can read The Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series and the entire Harvest Trilogy FREE. Yes, FREE! 

Go download your copies now, and don't forget to leave a review on Amazon and let me know what you think once you've turned that last page. Happy reading.


https://www.amazon.com/Checkpoint-Berlin-Detective-Book/dp/B01N16UF14



Friday, February 10, 2017

Check out the Sweet Treats Valentine's Day #99cent #Book Blast & #Kindle + Gift Card #Giveaway!

Welcome to the Sweet Treats Valentine's Day 99cent Romance Book Blast & Kindle + Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

February 10th through to February 14th, Valentine's Day, we have some awesome love gifts for readers!

 A group of authors decided to get together and put their books on sale for 99 cents for YOU for Valentine's Day
And, cause everyone deserves bit o' extra love, one lucky giveaway entrant will win a Kindle Fire + $25 Amazon Gift Card to get them started! 

So, ladies and gents, click the link below to be swept off to the hidden, deliciously sweet destination filled with all the happily-ever-afters your heart desires, and where our giveaway is just waiting for you to grab hold and enter! 
http://www.kikiandgina.com/2017/02/sweet-treats-valentines-day-99cent.html

Special Thanks To All The Contributing Authors
Gina Kincade
Kiki Howell
Angelica Dawson
Laxmi Hariharan
Michelle Fox
Michele E. Gwynn
Lori King
Lisa Smeaton
Demelza Carlton
Tania F Walsh
Author Shelique Lize
Rosalie Redd
Kallysten
Annie Nicholas
Michelle Hercules Soars
Erica Reeder
Cecilia Lane
A K Michaels
Candice Phillips Gilmer
Candace Ayers
C.E. Wilson
Sarah j. Stone
Felisha Antonette 
Erica Ridley
Skye Jones
Emma Calin
Jennifer Reynolds
Leilani Love
Lucy Felthouse
Muffy Wilson
Jessica E. Subject
Erzabet Bishop
Pablo Michaels
Lindy S. Hudis
Jade C. Jamison
Margo Bond Collins
Decadent Kane

Noree Cosper
Jade Kerrion
Abby Hayes
Cara Wylde
Becca Fanning
Carysa Locke
Kris Hack

You can also enter the giveaway below!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Valentine's Day Giveaway!

UPDATE:  CONGRATULATIONS TO GIVEAWAY WINNER, KARI P. OF IOWA. 
Thank you to all who entered. Remember, there is an opportunity every month to win fabulous book prizes through my exclusive subscribers' list. Keep an eye out for the monthly newsletter for sneak peeks, teasers, new release announcements and new giveaways! Welcome to all my new subscribers, and don't forget to share a link to my web page with your book loving friends. 

Indulge in steamy romance, fast-paced action, and danger! This Valentine's Day, gift yourself or someone you love with this incredible gift set of a Sterling Silver Heart of the Ocean CZ Pendant set with genuine Swarovski Crystals plus Books I & II in The Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series signed by the author!

All you have to do to enter is 1. Be a U.S. Resident, and 2. SUBSCRIBE to my monthly Newsletter (where you will not only receive 2 FREE ebooks, but you will also have a new chance every month to win great book prizes! Even Non-U.S. Residents can participate in the monthly Newsletter giveaways. I always try to do something special for my out-of-country fans.)
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN VIA RAFFLECOPTER ON VALENTINE'S DAY. Winner will be notified by email.

UPDATE: I HAVE OPENED THIS UP TO INCLUDE CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS. WOW! Hey, it was too good not to share with a wider audience.

Look gorgeous and travel to Berlin in this thrilling series!

Book III, The Redemption of Joseph Heinz is set to publish on April 3rd, and is available for Pre-Order on Amazon here. Are you ready? Then ENTER Now!



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Monday, January 30, 2017

The Kommissar is Back and Going Rogue!


Hello Berliners! The Pre-Order is LIVE!

Coming April 3rd, the third novel in The Checkpoint, Berlin Detective Series.

The Kommissar is back, and going rogue as a cold case heats up in St. Petersburg.

A new lead on a cold case, one that has haunted Heinz and nearly cost him his career now offers a path to redemption. A ledger containing the names of abducted girls recovered from the Vledelets during the Ivchencko affair offers renewed hope. With the wedding to his partner-turned-love of his life, Birgitta Mahler, drawing near, Detective Heinz must find a way to close the door on his guilt once and for all. But will his decision to investigate the disappearance of Marlessa Schubert lead him to an answer he can live with or an early grave? All roads lead to one destination, Warehouse 214, and one man, Vladimir Breshnev, known to his enemies as ‘the Butcher’, and to Interpol as the leader of the Russian mafia. Unsanctioned, and on his own, Heinz pursues his demons. When he fails to check in, his protégé, Officer Elsa Kreiss, must call in a dangerous favor. If she succeeds, Heinz will make it to the church on time, but if she fails, he’ll arrive in a box.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Release from Bestselling Paranormal Author Jami Brumfield

In the world of Blood Courtesans, vampires are real, blood is a financial asset, and those who control the blood have all the power. Welcome to this dark world created by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Michelle Fox, and please welcome the newest book in the series, Cursed: Piper from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author (and my friend), Jami Brumfield.

Grab your copy today, and start reading tonight! Don't forget to leave a review. Let Jami know what you think of her new, dark and deadly romance on Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/Cursed-Vampire-Blood-Courtesans-Romance-ebook/dp/B01N5CLZO5
  NEW RELEASE
Blood Courtesans Series
$0.99 for a limited time. (Price returns to $2.99 January 24th)

Piper:

I am lost, broken, desperate. I awakened a centuries-old curse and the hunter has now become the hunted. The monster has chased me across the globe, leaving bodies and devastation in its wake. My only refuge is to become a blood courtesan, and seek sanctuary from the vampires. Still the beast haunts me.

Sebastian becomes my beacon in the darkness. He is my protector and while he can keep me safe, I'll never be free so long as the monster lives. His plan to use me as bait is terrifying. Am I willing to trust him with my life - or should I let another stranger tame the beast that threatens to tear apart my soul?

Will the curse be lifted or am I doomed to remain in the darkness... alone with my demon?

***** This book contains adult content of sexual nature and violence and was written for audiences 18 and older.

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New Release Hot Erotica; No Reservations from R.E. Hargrave

NO RESERVATIONS
 by R.E. Hargrave

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Party's Over




The Party’s Over
An original short essay by Michele E. Gwynn Copyright (C) 2017, All Rights Reserved

Forty two birthdays. I’ve had forty-two birthdays, and not a single one has ever been spent with a special someone. I used to tell myself that it was simply because I hadn’t met Mister Right yet, and then I told myself it was a choice. I mean, I could find someone if I wanted to, right? Isn’t there someone for everyone? I guess it was a rhetorical question because not only have I not received an answer, I’ve also not met anyone along the way. Well, I’ve met a few, but the interest has always been one-sided.
So what’s wrong with me? I’m nice, friendly, easy to be around. I love animals, kids, science fiction, action films. I’m basically a cool nerdy chick. I’d say my looks are average, I think. I mean, I’m not butt-ugly, just not perfect. Who is? Okay, there are some pretty perfect looking people out there, but on a scale between a 10 and a face only a mother could love, I definitely fall right in the middle. If I dress up, my odds increase, but here I am, still on my own.
I’ve watched all my friends find their someones. Watched them have kids, go through all the ups and downs, but as the years trickled by, I’ve pulled back. Kept away from everyone. It’s not easy. In fact, it just gets harder being around everyone who has someone, and then having them ask that one question that stabs me in the heart…Have you met anyone? Are you dating? Are you still single? It’s always a variation of the same question, and no matter how it’s asked, it feels like what they’re really asking is, “What’s wrong with you?”
Holidays are miserable too. For a while, I tried being upbeat, thinking if I just painted on a smile, it would all be okay. Now, I just stop communicating with everyone during the holidays. I bunker down, disappear, stay out of sight until it’s all over. I tell myself it’s just another day, just Christmas – big deal! Just a new year – so what? And screw you, Valentine’s Day! Everyone has gone on with their lives. Mine stalled when I wasn’t looking, and now, I just wonder what the point is anymore. Why am I even here? If I were a good person, a person worthy of love, wouldn’t someone love me? I’m loving. I care. I’ve shown it a thousand ways, but for some reason, no matter how I’ve put it out into the world, it hasn’t come back.
All my efforts have earned me are those who use me for whatever they need at the time. I’ve learned to recognize those people. Now, I just avoid them. Others just look through or past me, and I’m smart enough not to make a fool of myself, so I just fade into the background, the outsider looking in. It’s better than setting myself up for the pain of rejection. It’s okay if I hurt all alone. No one knows that way, and I’m not bothering anyone, not being a burden. I can cry myself to sleep, and at least I don’t have to feel the sting of pity from another. I don’t want that. I just want…I don’t know…what everyone else seems to have so easily. But time has run out. The candles on this cake are bleeding wax all over the place, and I’ve run out of wishes. It’s a fool’s errand after yesterday’s news.
Another birthday alone. Damn. And it’s my last...Happy freaking birthday to me.


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Strong Female Characters

If you've read any of my books, you know that I write strong female characters. They can take on the world, and have suffered great hardships which shape who they are. This is probably because I, myself, am a strong woman who has gone through much in life that many wouldn't be able to handle or possibly even survive. We are all the results of what we've endured, and for my leading ladies, like carbon under crushing pressure, come out diamonds in the end.

I read this and thought of them all....Sarah Brown, Elsa Kreiss, Birgitta Mahler, Hannah Adams, Maggie Harris, Meghan Hartley, Melissa Ryan, and still in the pressure cooker, Sophie Fairchild. Each of my ladies is remarkable, and all have become endearingly real, and undeniably human in my imagination. This is for all the real women out there. Never forget who you are.

~  Michele E. Gwynn

Credit: Facebook page of Samy Irssak

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Cover Reveal to Ring in the New Year

AND.....A NEW COVER REVEAL FOR THE RUNAWAY HIT, HIRING JOHN by my alter ego, Xaviera Snow!
So excited to share this with you as it goes LIVE right before the end of this year. What a great way to kick off 2017!

If you haven't already read this erotic comedy, grab your copy!
FREE to Amazon Prime Members #KindleUnlimited

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HH206VG

Friday, December 30, 2016

Section 5 New Series Sneak Peek Coming in 2017

Teaser Credit: M.E. Gwynn, Images licensed through 123rf.com, Image numbers , 10979153, 35141603, 13952509.
"It's her."

Roger Otis stared into the coffin. Inside, a young female lay in state. Despite the age of the grave, which by its markings indicated the occupant should be the rotting remains of Harold P. Tillington, age at death, eighty-nine, the current occupant appeared to be no more than fifteen.

Otis looked at his partner, Nial Allchurch. "It can't be."

Nial scratched his head, mussing the graying hair around his temple. "And yet it is." He pulled out his cell phone, sliding the screen up revealing a photo that was undeniably the same woman. "It's her." He turned the phone out showing the image to Roger.

Roger Otis looked from the picture to the young woman inside the coffin, and back to the picture again. He blinked. "But Nial, that Missing Persons report is eighteen years old. That girl went missing when she was only fifteen." He pointed down at the open grave beneath him. "This is a girl, not a woman in her thirties. And look at her?" Both men looked down. "She should be no more than dust and bones. How the hell is she not decomposed? She looks like she's sleeping."

"Like Sleeping Beauty," Nial mused. "I hear what you're saying, and yet, this is undeniably Louisa Jane Alcott." Allchurch returned his attention to the cell phone. "I suppose we need to call it in," he said, his British accent making the words clipped. "The Section chief will want his report."

Otis climbed up and out of the open grave. "And the CIA and MI6 too, damn them." He dusted off his hands on his pant legs. "I wonder what happened to Harold Tillington's body, though?"

Nial lifted the phone to his ear. "Who knows? Might even still be there, underneath her body. After all, he'd be just a pile of dust by now anyhow." Allchurch shifted his attention as his call was answered. "Agent Allchurch here. I.D. 10, Code 5." He paused. "Reporting in. We've recovered one. Yes sir. In the Glaston Cemetery. Just like the intel stated. No, not alive. This one is from a much older missings list." Nial glanced down. The sun had set almost two hours prior, and the wind was whipping up, blowing the freshly shoveled earth around, some of it landing on the young woman's body.

Otis stood with hands on hips, eyes casting around the old cemetery. It was damned creepy in his view. He really wasn't comfortable being there, but he went where the intelligence sent him, and the recent information received sent them to this particular longitude and latitude. Where they gained these logistics was another strange story altogether, but after his experience in Marion, Texas with his former army buddy, Jack Callaghan, he was no longer shocked or surprised by anything. Instead, he was more frequently deeply disturbed by what he and his partner learned, suspicious, and even terrified. And the number of people in which they could share their discoveries was dwindling rapidly. The circle of trusted confidants was shrinking.

Now, here they stood, in the middle of an old graveyard, at the foot of an open grave lit only by the dim light of a quarter moon. The rising wind rustled the dying leaves on the trees, and the air held a bite promising rain later. It was quiet. Too quiet.

A sound startled them both. Otis jumped, and Nial stopped speaking. Both looked down. The body in the coffin shook, spasming in a coughing fit.

"Jesus Christ!" Otis's eyes widened. His heart lurched in his chest, pounding hard.

"Dear God, she's alive?" Allchurch stuttered. His hand dropped to his side, his call forgotten.

The young woman's eyes slowly opened. She looked skyward, focusing. Finally, she began to sit up. She gazed up at the two men standing at the foot of the hole in which she sat. "Who are you?" Her hoarse voice croaked out. "Where am I? Am I home? Am I finally home?"

COMING IN 2017: A new short story, science fiction series from Michele E. Gwynn, Section 5. Copyright (C) 2016, All Rights Reserved. This new series is a spin off from the Harvest Trilogy.


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