Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Escape the Cliffhanger
Do you hate them as much as I do? Does it drive you crazy when an author leaves you biting your fingernails for months while waiting to see what happens to your beloved characters? 

If you pre-order 4-Ever Cursed, you won't have that problem. 
Chapter one of 4-Ever Hidden (book three) will be included at the end of book two. But only if you purchase it before the end of February. After that, you'll have to wait for book three to find out what happens to Trick Donovan. 

Blurb: The king of faeries (Oberon) has designed a curse for each of the people responsible for his son's death. He delights in torturing them. After they suffer for an appropriate amount of time, he will kill them. Trick Donovan has just come off a big win. He managed to take out a Shadow Faerie, and he's on his way to becoming the greatest hunter ever. He's sure nothing can stop him. Then he meets Oberon. They are headed for a battle that may level them all.

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Excerpt from 4-Ever Cursed:


Before he could think of something clever to say, something to lighten the mood, she spun around and darted out the back door. Left with nothing but the taste of her—coffee and spicy cinnamon from her favorite gum—he sank into the closest kitchen chair. He was in trouble now. As much as he’d like to deny it, his body had reacted to hers in a way that assured him it was stronger than pure lust.
Suddenly, he was caught between two girls.
He couldn’t possibly be in love with both of them.
The problem was, he didn’t know who had his heart.
He didn’t know which was real and which was fantasy.

Trick scowled at the wall. He’d rather fight another Shadow Faerie than deal with this. 

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Do You Hate Cliffhangers?

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If you buy 4-Ever Cursed (ebook version) before March 1, you will get bonus content in the form of a sneak peek at 4-Ever Hidden. 

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This book leaves you on the edge of a cliff, but you can get at least some of the answers if you act fast. Haven't read book 1 yet?

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Blurb: Born with dark magic in his veins that is slowly killing him... Trick enjoys a reckless lifestyle.

He rides his motorcycle too fast, plays rock music while fighting vampires, and has a talent for making girls mad, especially Dani Foster. The girl-next-door has caught all of his most embarrassing moments. She wants nothing to do with him. So he watches out for her from a distance, protects her from monsters she doesn't know exist.

Two strangers offer a solution to his impending-death problem. He can beat fate by becoming what he hates most: a vampire. Trick is sure he'd rather die. Then Dani begins to look at him in a way that makes his heart race. She brings hope into his life. 

Can he do it? Can he become the thing he fears for the promise of love?

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Big Brother

What Did I Learn from Watching Big Brother This Year?

There were two distinct alliances in the Big Brother house this year, polar opposites. There was the Hive; there was Level 6. Let's take a quick look at each.

The Hive: These people seemed confused. Sometimes I wondered if they even knew they were playing Big Brother. They were entertaining though. I'll never forget the shocked looks on their face when the vote was the exact opposite of what they were sure was going to happen. This happened week after week. I couldn't believe it when they didn't seem to get it. Also, they would talk about the other side of the house, the other alliance, but they didn't seem to understand who was in that alliance. Several times I heard them say this one or that one is all alone, calling them floaters, when those were the people on the other team.

The Hive did not work well together. Every time the vote went wonky on them, they started pointing fingers at each other. They were paranoid to the extreme. Funny thing is, they were in control more often than the other side. They would have picked off Level 6. Instead, they lost their own allies (either by targeting them on purpose or losing them to things like the Hacker).

Level 6: These people bonded well. I didn't see any craziness with them or paranoia, at least not till towards the end. They each had a part to play and understood it. They knew who the enemy was and targeted them. I loved watching how well they got along with each other. They made plans and stuck to them. It didn't start falling apart until Brett turned on them a little too early and got evicted (which was the dumbest mistake they made, but we'll get to that later).

I honestly think this was the best season to watch if you are studying the game. Anyone wanting to play Big Brother in the future should watch season 20 and learn from their many, many mistakes.

What did I learn?

1. Keep Your Mouth Shut: There were three special power apps given out this season. Sam (the floater) got one that could save an evicted person; Tyler (Level 6) got one that could keep him safe from nominations once; and Bayleigh (the Hive) got one that would let her take over HOH and nominate her own targets.

These three handled their powers very differently.

Sam saved hers until she was HOH. She didn't want to be looked on as a bad guy or have anybody mad at her. (Does she know she's on Big Brother?) So she told her nominees before eviction that one of them would have a chance to get back into the house.

Bayleigh told someone from the other alliance, someone she had just nominated for eviction about her power. Wow. I'm sorry, but that was not smart... and it got her evicted.

Tyler kept his mouth shut. He didn't even tell his closest alliance members. Now he did eventually tell Sam-- which I thought was dumb-- but she kept her mouth shut. 

Level 6 avoided each other for a while, especially certain members. Maybe that was why the Hive couldn't figure out who they were up against. 

2. Be Loyal (until you don't have to be loyal): The Hive continuously turned on each other, while Level 6 members were pledging their loyalty to the end. I can't state enough how much I loved seeing this group getting along. Some members pretended to be with the others to gather information. I kept expecting other members to get nervous and paranoid. They didn't. So good for them. Trust was a main theme in this group. Loved it.

This is how you make it to the final 4, and they would have if Brett hadn't started targeting two of the members a little early. He made the mistake of telling another member, Tyler, and that was it for Brett.

3. Too Many Final Twos Can Make Life Difficult:  Tyler made WAY too many F2 deals. Problem is, I don't see any other way he could have done it. I was paying close attention to his game, and he was not offering deals. People were coming to him. What was he supposed to say? Sorry, I already have a F2 in place? That's how you get sent home. I think he did the only thing he could do under the circumstances.

4. Don't Ask the Other Side If Your Answer is Right: I think this will go down as one of the biggest mistakes in Big Brother history and will be talked about for years to come. Rockstar saw Tyler's answer while playing OTEV, and she was worried she had it wrong. So she showed him her answer and asked if it was wrong. A little light went off over Tyler's head. He had gotten the wrong answer. Thanks to her, he was able to run down and get the right answer. She still could have won at that point, but she got the wrong answer on the last one. 

Which brings us to my next point...

5. Don't Celebrate Too Early: When Rockstar made it back first, Haleigh and the rest of her team started jumping up and down and screaming. Then they found out she was wrong. Oops. Egg on faces here. Tyler wound up winning that one, and his side kept quiet. They did not jump around, yell, and celebrate when a team member won. This is probably another reason the Hive had no idea who the other alliance actually was. They didn't broadcast it.

Level 6 was not perfect, however. They did get caught celebrating in one of the bedrooms by Haleigh. She then ran to Fess and told him they were in big trouble. She had finally figured out Tyler, Angela, Kaycee, and Brett made up the other alliance. Fess didn't believe her.

6. Do Not Target Your Own Side: One of the floaters, JC, went to Fess when he was the HOH and convinced him to target one of his own guys. This lesson could also fall into the showmance category. They are bad for your game. Anyway, Fess liked Haleigh and so did Scottie (one of their allies). So when Fess got the chance to put Scottie on the block, he did. It also didn't help that Scottie said he loved Haleigh right in front of Fess. Not smart. This would be part of the keep-your-mouth-shut lesson. 

Scottie went home, and Fess got labeled one of the dumbest players in BB history.

7. Do NOT Have a Showmance: Some people might like watching them, but it ruins a players game. Tyler said he knew this when he entered the house. He stated again and again and again that he was not going to have a showmance. So what did he do? He fell for Angela. 

Tyler went from being one of the smartest players there, someone bound for legendary status: then he fell for Angela and lost half his brain cell. Seriously, this proves to me that people who fall in love get dumb. At least for a while. We watched Tyler go from a genius player to someone who made dumb moves like all the others in the house.

8. Play Nice: Another thing I liked about Level 6 members (most of them) is that they understand it's a game. They don't get crazy and go off on people for playing the game. (you know who I'm talking about). It might make for interesting TV, but people are going to remember you for being a psycho. 

9. If You Have to Leave, Leave with Class: We had a lot of sore losers this year. They said nasty things in their final speeches, and Rachel stomped out without saying goodbye to anyone. I remember thinking as I was watching that this is a person who would flip the checker board or Monopoly board or whatever game you're playing if she was losing. The people who say goodbye and hug their former opponents are the ones with class. I appreciate it when they leave with smiles on their faces and even joke about their blunders (Brett, I see you there). That's class.

10. Do NOT Target Your Own Side: I know, I know. I already listed this, but it bears repeating. This time I want to talk about Level 6 backdooring Brett. Sure, he was turning on them too early. Sure, he went to Tyler and told him they should get rid of the girls, but this was JC's influence on Brett. They should have gotten rid of JC and stuck to the plan. If they had, JC wouldn't have been there to win an important HOH and get Angela sent out. Level 6 would have made Final 4 intact. 

It is NEVER a good idea to target your own side... not until the other side is gone. 

I was really looking forward to seeing Tyler, Angela, Kaycee, and Brett turn on each other in Final 4. Now, thanks to their dumb move, I never will see it.

That brings me to who I think will win.

Tyler or Kaycee

Kaycee: In my opinion, she played the best game. She had a great social game. People liked her, and she hardly got any blood on her hands. She coasted for a while, throwing comps so she wouldn't look like a threat. Then she started winning veto after veto after veto and it would have been next to impossible to get rid of her at that point. 

Tyler: On the other hand, Kaycee couldn't have played the game she had without Tyler's help. He won a lot of comps and kept their alliance mostly intact. He made a lot of side deals and got a LOT of blood on his hands. His social game was good... for a while. You can't make that many promises without pissing people off. 

I'm fine with either of them winning.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

SALE!!!


We're one week away from Fall and CTP wants to celebrate with their Bring On Fall Free Book Sale and an Author Sponsored $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! For one weekend only, they have selected a handful of titles throughout their different imprints that will be listed as free on Amazon from 9/14 to 9/16. This is a limited time promotion as the price will go back up to $4.99 on Monday. Take advantage of this exciting sale this weekend and Fall in love with some new books to cozy up with while you drink your Pumpkin Spice Latte, or tea, or wine, or whatever you love to sip on while reading. Enjoy!

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Big Brother: What's Wrong with These People?

I have watched Big Brother from the first season, and it's changed dramatically. During that first year it was on almost every night, and there were no competitions. It was kind of boring, but I enjoyed watching because they were like my roommates. Some of them got on my nerves... a lot. Back then we got to pick the people we wanted out and vote against them. But thanks to Chicken George's network--his hometown got together to vote again and again against Brittany--that right was taken away from us. 

This year, BB20, has been hilarious. Two alliances formed quickly: Level 6 and the Hive. Level 6 have been good so far at sticking together, making decisions as a group, and not getting paranoid. The Hive constantly turned on each other. They were in power more often than L6, but they sent their own people home. It was so funny to watch their faces (especially Rockstar and Fess) cause they had no clue what was going on. Every week the Hive boasted that they were getting out the person they wanted, and every week they were stunned to find the votes all lining up against them. There are people flipping their votes and lying about it. 

The funniest moment was when Rockstar gave Tyler (from L6) the answer during a Veto competition. He's on the other side!!! She gave him the answer because she saw his answer and thought she was wrong. So she asked. He ran back and got the right answer. So it was her fault he won, and then she expected him to use the Veto to save her. As if. 

Tyler is my favorite player. I like him because he keeps his mouth shut. He won an advantage in the game and kept his mouth shut while the others who won something told people. Of course those people told someone else and they told someone and so on and so on. Then they wondered why the whole house knew about their business. He has Final 2s with several people, so I don't see them voting him out even if someone puts him on the block. Problem is, these people could wake up and start talking to each other. Then he's gone.

Really I don't think they should be mad that he has so many Final 2 deals. He doesn't go around asking people to join him in a deal. They ask him. What is he going to say? "I'm sorry, but I already have an F2 deal with that person." Yeah, right.

I also like Haleigh, but she used flirtation as game play. Then she aligned herself with clueless people. I think she and Tyler would have made a formidable team. She seemed to be the only smart one on that side of the house. After all, she was the first to see Tyler as a threat and put him on the block. Fortunately for him, it didn't work out for her. 

There are some strange characters in the house. Sam had to spend the first part of her game as a computer. That was weird. She walks around mad all the time, snapping at people, and she acts like she has a screw loose. But that could just be how she's playing the game.

JC is another strange character. He flips his vote all the time, tries to make people mad at each other, and he fancies himself a puppet master. He thinks he is controlling Tyler. Can't wait for Level 6 to send him packing. 

Anyway, I prefer the Big Brother now to the one in the beginning. We have HOH competitions, Power of Veto, and the strategy of backdooring a person. I do wonder where BB finds these people. Do they give them a psych test first? Sometimes I worry about some people in the house. This show answers the question: What would you do for half a million dollars?

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Amazon Prime Day Books in KU

AMAZON PRIME DAY IS TOMORROW

Since many of you may be looking into Kindle Unlimited memberships when they go on serious sale tomorrow, we at CTP want to tell you about several of our amazing series and titles that are new to Kindle Unlimited and ready to be read for free by all KU Subscribers. Many of these titles will only be on Kindle Unlimited for a 90-day term, so be sure to take advantage of being able to read these while they're there. Not planning to be a Kindle Unlimited Subscriber? Don't worry, most of our CTP books are still available on all platforms. You can also still read the titles we have exclusively available for the Kindle by grabbing a print copy of each book or by downloading the Kindle Reader App on any phone, tablet, or computer.
Below is a full list of the many amazing CTP books you can read on Kindle Unlimited. 

New Adult and Adult Fiction:
THE DRAGONS OF ETERNITY SERIES by Julie Wetzel (The first four books are available on Kindle Unlimited. The new upcoming release will be available across all platforms.) The Ever Chace Series by Susan Harris (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Dreamthief and The Fairy World MD Series by Tamara Grantham (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Rising Series by Holly Kelly (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) A Shine that Defies the Dark by Jodi Gallegos (STAND ALONE NOVEL) White Lies by Julie Wetzel (STAND ALONE NOVEL) The Fallout Series by Becky Doughty (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Lingering Echoes Series by Erica Kiefer (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Bionics Series by Alicia Michaels (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Dark of Night Series by Sherry Ficklin (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Lucent Series by Lila Felix (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Fallout Series by Becky Doughty (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Lingering Echoes Series by Erica Kiefer (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) AnguiSH and HeartBREAKER by Lila Felix (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Magic and Machinery Series by Jon Messenger (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Sweet Contradiction Series by Peggy Martinez (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Canary Club Series by Sherry Ficklin (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Nectar of the Gods and the Of the Gods Series by Mary Bernsen (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The World Aflame Series by Jon Messenger (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE)
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According to Audrey by Happy LaShelle (STAND ALONE NOVEL) The Timely Death Series by Shannon Thompson (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Fading Series by Cindy Cipriano (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett (STAND ALONE NOVEL) The Second Window Series by Erica Kiefer (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Shattered Memories by Susan Harris (STAND ALONE NOVEL) The Into Terratir Saga by M.E. Cunningham (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Abandoned Series by C.J. Hart (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Ransomed Souls Series by Melissa J. Cunningham (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Lady of Sherwood by Molly Bilinski (STAND ALONE NOVEL) The Lost Imperials Series by Sherry D. Ficklin and Tyler H. Jolley (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Watchers of Men Series by Amanda Strong (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Afterworld Saga by Sandy Goldsworthy (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Playing with Fire and the Geek Girl Mysteries Series by Sherry Ficklin (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Night Marchers Series by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Threads of the Moirae Series by Jennifer Derrick (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Blue Tide by Jenna-Lynne Duncan (STAND ALONE NOVEL) The Witch Game Novels by Kasi Blake (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Wicked Luck Series by Shannon Maynard (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) Losing Logan by Sherry Ficklin (STAND ALONE NOVEL) The Bad Bloods Series by Shannon Thompson (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Milayna Series by Michelle Pickett (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE) The Neverland Wars Series by Audrey Greathouse (COMPLETE SERIES AVAILABLE)
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Monday, June 25, 2018

Celebrate Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom

To celebrate the release of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom I am making a list of my favorite lines from Jurassic Park (the first movie). I have it on DVD and watch it at least once a year. Here are my favorite lines. See if you agree.


1. Do you think they'll have that on the tour?-- said by Dr. Malcom after being chased by the T Rex while in the back of a jeep.

2. Will there eventually be dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour?--said by Dr. Malcom to the owner of the park after they take a long ride and see nothing.

3. After careful consideration I've decided not to endorse your park.--said by Dr. Alan Grant to the owner who then responds, "So have I."

4. Dr. Grant asks Dr. Malcom if he's married, and Dr. Malcom responds with, "Occasionally." LOL. Then Dr. Malcom says, "I am always on the lookout for a future ex-Mrs. Malcom."

5. If the Pirates of the Caribbean break down, the pirates don't eat the tourists.--said by Dr. Malcom to John, owner of the park.

6. That's an impact tremor. I'm faintly alarmed here.--said by Dr. Malcom when T Rex is headed his way.

7. No wonder your extinct.--said by Dennis, the traitor, to a small dinosaur as he's trying to leave the island with stolen dino embryos.

8. Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.--said by Ellie to the two men in the jeep.

9. Remind me to thank John for a wonderful weekend.--Dr. Malcom after being terrorized by dinosaurs.

10. We spared no expense.--said by John, the owner of the park, over and over and over throughout the movie.

Well, those are my favorites. Next, I will post my favorite lines from Jurassic Park 2.