19 Absolutely FREE books to One-Click on Amazon…

Yes, you read that correctly!  I’m part of a Multi-Author Summer Freebie promotion where a large group of authors joined together in an effort to attract new readers.  What does that mean for you?  You can one-click on Amazon to your heart’s desire, load up your kindle for FREE, and not have to sign up for any newsletters in the process!

As always, please double check that the books are free before you one-click since Amazon has a tendency to make up their own rules from time to time!

multi author freebie

If you want to do this the slow and painless way, then click here if you’re on Amazon US…

https://www.tonyabrooksauthor.com/end-of-summer-multi-author-blowout

And click here if you’re in the UK…

https://www.tonyabrooksauthor.com/copy-of-multi-author-summer-freebie

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If you’d like to do this the more fun and time consuming way, you can read my little comments about each story…

Book 1) Interviewing for her lover (No, this is NOT part of the 20 book author promotion, but I stumbled upon the freebie last week, read it, and LOVED IT!  The heroine is likable, the hero is swoonworthy, and I enjoyed the story.  Highly recommended!  Be warned that this is book ONE in the series and it DOES end on a cliffhanger!

https://www.amazon.com/Interviewing-Her-Lover-Nights-Petite-ebook/dp/B071WPVTYR

Book 2)  Desire had a name…  Looks like the first book in a series about the Baker Boys.

https://www.amazon.com/Desire-Had-Name-Baker-Matts-ebook/dp/B00KH58L2C

Book 3)  Just for me… Looks really good.  Military man trying to piece his life back together when his grandfather acts as matchmatcher… I one clicked it!!!

https://www.amazon.com/Just-Me-Cerasino-Family-Novella-ebook/dp/B06XT1N44N/

Book 4)  REMOVED…NOT FREE

 

Book 5)  Where did your heart go… girl fights to find true love

https://www.amazon.com/Where-your-heart-Heart-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00E0KDRQU

Book 6)  Destiny…retelling of Romeo and Juliet…looks good!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GEM312C/

Book 7)  Healing Danger… sounds very suspenseful.

https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Danger-Fortis-Security-Book-ebook/dp/B01GVC5WUS

Book 8) Naughty but Rice…. Girl on vacation meets a stranger

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0117XJOEQ

Book 9)  To fool an assassin…  Navy Seals and badass women!

https://www.amazon.com/Fool-Assassin-Women-Purgatory-Book-ebook/dp/B01I7HEGQG

Book 10)  The Legend of Arturo King…rockstar romance

https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Arturo-King-Legendary-Rock-ebook/dp/B00RY5007M

Book 11)  Mountains Wanted…professor meets Army Sergeant and worlds collide

https://www.amazon.com/Mountains-Wanted-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00AN9907W

Book 12)  Shifted Uncover…Werewolf suspense!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01862DB18

Book 13)  REMOVED…NOT FREE

 

Book 14) Foundation love…Soul Sisters book five

https://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Love-Soul-Sisters-Novella-ebook/dp/B01N5LTWS8

Book 15)  My Dirty Bet…. This is my freebie, so you all probably have this already.  If not….

https://www.amazon.com/My-Dirty-Bet-Alpha-Comedy-ebook/dp/B01DFMO1MM

Book 16)  Daughter of Destiny…paranormal magic…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722JWWJD

Book 17) Fallen Angel a mafia romance…

https://www.amazon.com/Fallen-Angel-Part-Mafia-Romance-ebook/dp/B00H8ZF2SA/

Book 18)  Enigma of Life…FBI agent investigates a handsome stranger…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYBKEH6

Book 19)  Leap of Faith…paranormal romance.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WOP7WKU

Book 20)  Tides of Hope…second chance romance

https://www.amazon.com/Tides-Hope-Second-Romance-Nantucket-ebook/dp/B01BPPQKX4

Book 21)  Legend of Blue Eyes…vampire romance…

https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Blue-Eyes-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00BQPVFNY/

 

There you have it…enough books to keep you busy for quite some time!  Click on a few or click on them all…you never know where your next favorite book might be hiding!!!

 

 

It’s that time of year again…

This is one of my favorite times of the year!  In case you’re asking yourself, “It’s August, what the heck is she talking about?” then let me explain.

Two words: Fair Food.

I live in the Midwest and our state fairs have some of the wildest food you could ever imagine.  Most of the concoctions sound so delicious, it’s like you’ve died and gone to heaven, while other crazy creations make my stomach turn just thinking about them.  Would you like examples?  Of course you would.

We’ll go in alphabetical order by State because I like to be all organizational.

California State Fair:

Deep-fried bacon-wrapped Reeses Peanut Butter Cup.  Hell yeah.  I would absolutely eat that without a second thought.  I’m a fan of bacon.  Which is good, because a fair amount of items on this list involve bacon in some form.

Captain Crunch Chicken Sandwich.  Captain crunch cereal appears to be mixed with slow cooked pulled chicken!  Looks disgusting.  No thank you, California.  I’ll pass on this delicacy.

captain crunch

Iowa State Fair:

Apple Taco. Apple taco is a soft shelled tortilla deep fat fried sprinkled with cinnamon/sugar filled with granny smith apples topped with whip cream and caramel.  Absolutely YES to this one.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for anything deep fried.

apple taco

–Sweet Potato Totchos.  Sweet potato tater tots with a marshmallow and caramel sauce drizzled over top. The Sweet Potato TotChos are a dessert alternative.  While I’m all for name-blending celebrity couples, I’m not sure I’m down with the tot/nacho combo of a totcho.  I absolutely DESPISE sweet potatoes so this would make me run far and fast in the other direction.

Minnesota State Fair

Duck Bacon Wontons.  Duck bacon, grilled sweet corn, and cream cheese combined inside deep fried wontons served with dipping sauce.  This sounds gross, too.  Is it bacon made out of duck meat?  I love ducks and I would feed them bread if I saw them in the park.  I don’t want to EAT them.  Also, I don’t know how corn fits into the mix.  Pass!

–Cheesy Nacho Corn on the Cob:  Roasted corn on the cob lightly coated with crushed Dorito® corn chips and nacho cheese.  For some reason, I have a feeling this would taste absolutely horrible, but that would NOT prevent me from trying it.  The cheesy sauce on top would probably be a bit of overkill.

cob corn

Memphis Totchos:  Sliced bananas and sautéed bacon over tator tots topped with peanut sauce.  I would also have to kindly decline on this one.  You lost me at bananas, tator tots, and peanut sauce.  Can I just pick the bacon out and eat that?  And what’s with the TOTCHOS?  Two different state fairs have them, so I’m assuming this isn’t a regional thing.  I must live under a rock if I’ve never heard of the Totcho.

New Jersey Fair:

Fried Bubble Gum.  I don’t even need to see a picture to know that there’s no way in Hell I’m going to EAT bubble gum.  Not even if you deep fry it.  Not even if you wrap it in bacon (although there’s no bacon with the gum, I just thought I’d throw that out there.)

New York State Fair:

The Pig Out. It starts with deep-fried bacon that gets coated in Doritos. Then it’s fried again and topped with a chipotle sauce and cheese.  While I’m kind of excited for the double deep fry technique, the cheese and chipotle sauce would put the nail in that coffin.  I’m not a fan of sauces.

Texas State Fair:

This is a giant disappointment because there were NO pictures on the website.  Nor were there any details or descriptions of the food.  So many unanswered questions!  However, the food listed on the site pretty much blew my mind.

Deep Fried Froot Loops.  I can’t even imagine how you’d do this.  NO!

Deep Fried Chicken Noodle Soup on a Stick.  I definitely need more information on this one.  But, yeah, I’d get this without a second thought.  Come on, people…it’s CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP!  So healthy!

Fried Texas Dirt.  Um…I’m assuming this isn’t real dirt…but what IS it then??

Oreo Beer.  HELL YEAH.  This is perhaps my favorite of every food I’ve listed.  I want this.  Sooooo badly!

Ramen Grasshopper Cookie.  Is this a cookie made of real grasshopper bugs and ramen noodles?  What in heaven’s name would make a person decide to combine those items?

Wisconsin State Fair:

Monkey Business.  You’ll go bananas for our caramelized banana burrito! Stuffed with house-made bacon jam and creamy peanut butter, then deep fried, drizzled with Wisconsin honey, and finished with a sprinkle of chipotle cinnamon sugar – this funky monkey means business!  Yeah, I’d have to try this one, simply for the chipotle cinnamon sugar.  I’m intrigued!!!

Three Little Pigs Ravioli.  Completely noodleless, handmade bacon ravioli stuffed with 3 different styles of pork! 6 slices of handwoven bacon stuffed with homemade bourbon bacon jam, house smoked pulled pork shoulder, and pancetta. Complemented by cream cheese, Wisconsin smoked gouda, scallions, onion and brown sugar. Served with homemade cherry bourbon bacon BBQ jam.  Hmm.  That sounds like it has a LOT going on.  Too many flavors would assault my senses.

Unicorn Twinkie.  Deep-fried twinkie with cotton candy filling topped with bright pink and blue icing with edible glitter sprinkles.  I think I just threw up in my mouth from reading that description.  PASS!

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There you have it, folks.  If you’re looking to fill up on high calorie, high fat, extremely unique fair foods, you’ve got a list of delicacies to get you started!

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?  Was it disgusting or did you fall in love with the flavor sensation?  I’m always looking for suggestions…

As always, have a great day and thanks for reading!

Grace

 

 

 

 

Books, Books, and more Books!

It’s newsletter swap time, everyone.  What does that mean?  I signed up to be in other author’s newsletters and they signed up to be in mine.   This is a great opportunity to learn about books that you might otherwise have missed.  Let’s get this show on the road, shall we?

First up… My Surrender by Ava Blake FREE! (I haven’t read it but it sounds good and it’s FREE!)

Gavin Rowley looks down on the city from his penthouse suite and surveys his domain, plotting what he should reach out and take next.
Nora Grier lives in a cramped second bedroom at the bottom of the building, goes to school, and fantasies about a better life, and a strong alpha man. Or she does when she can find a spare minute for fantasizing.
They live in the same building, but their lives are a million miles apart. But in the building sauna, with towels and little else to hide behind, Gavin sees something besides another real estate deal that he wants, and he doesn’t hesitate to reach out and take it.

https://www.bookboast.com/glink/40261

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Runner by Karma Kingsley  FREE on Instafreebie

This is a M/M romance.  I read it and I really, really liked it.  I fell in love with Atwell (the love interest of the main character).  Highly recommended for those who like M/M books.

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/T130l

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Tall Dark and Deadly by Kharma Kelley  FREE on Instafreebie

I haven’t read it but the cover looks hot!

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/cyX09

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Sold to the Billionaire by Amy Faye 99 cents on Amazon (I haven’t read it but it sounds really good and I put it on my TBR list!)

Punishing me with his c*ck is like punishing a starving man with food.

“Get on your knees, babe.”

“Why?”

“So I can film you sucking my c*ck.”

My dad makes bad decisions. Selling me instead of paying off his gambling debts was the biggest one yet.

I wasn’t even surprised.

What was surprising was how much I loved toying with my new master. And how much I loved it when he punished me for it.

How much punishment can he give? And how much can I take?

This novel is sexy, naughty, and comes with a guaranteed happily ever after! There are NO CLIFFHANGERS and an ending that will leave you so satisfied.

https://www.bookboast.com/link/3870/38461

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Stake Out by Lily Luchesi  99 Cents on Amazon (I haven’t read it but it has hot cops and vampires!)

In a city overrun with the undead, an ex-cop is given a chance to get revenge…
Danny Mancini is on a case, following a murder suspect. When he catches him, he finds out that the perp isn’t even human: he’s a 200 year old rogue vampire!
The department doesn’t believe him, and puts him on early retirement, despite his many years of service to the Chicago Police Department, which sends him into a downward spiral.
Two years later, Danny gets an invitation from the beautiful, young Detective Angelica Cross to join a secret branch of the FBI to help her track down Vincent, the wayward vamp.
But renegade werewolves, meddling immortal witches and Danny’s strange visions of a life lived a century ago with Angelica make things more difficult than it should be.

https://www.amazon.com/Stake-Out-Paranormal-Detectives-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00XUV5FCE

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Raging Inferno by Angela Sanders  99 Cents on Amazon

Two years have passed since Abigail Blanque’s life was changed forever. After suffering a great loss, she fed into her darkness and pain, killing every rogue vampire within her reach.
Abby finds herself marked by an evil ancestor hell-bent on returning from her talisman-encased prison. She needs Abby’s soul in order to rise again. Meanwhile, something sinister is happening in New Orleans. An unidentified dark force is taking over hybrids and other supernaturals, but no one knows who’s bringing the malevolent black magic forth and it’s set its sights on Abby.
It’s a race against time and it’s up to Abby, her sister Elizabeth, and trusted friends to stop this evil before it wreaks havoc within the city.
The Darkness has been awakened.

https://www.amazon.com/Raging-Inferno-Delphine-Rising-Book-ebook/dp/B072TRBYR9

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Kendrick: A Chicago Bad Boy by  Peter Presley $2.99 on Amazon or Free with Kindle Unlimited

Fresh out of jail for a robbery conviction, twenty-eight-year-old Kendrick Johnson is ready to put his life of crime behind him. With a solid plan to straighten his life out, he knows what he has to do, but having a goal and making it a reality are two entirely different things, especially when a seductive distraction and former partners in crime are vying for his attention.

Car wash owner Anita Jackson will never hire another ex-con again. That’s what she tells herself . . . until Kendrick shows up at her door. Then, all bets are off. Their instant attraction to each other leads to a sizzling love affair, but a relationship between the sexy boss and her handsome employee could lead to trouble, especially when the lure of fast money and the life Kendrick used to live keep begging him to return.

Is Kendrick willing to sacrifice his relationship and his freedom for easy money?

https://www.bookboast.com/link/4238/39780

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Still life by D B Kennison  $ 2.99 on Amazon

Good art is subjective, Bad art can be positively deadly.
Randi Lassiter is twenty-nine, divorced, and remarkably content with her nonexistent social life. Mainly because she moonlights for an attorney nabbing adulterers—like her ex—with her camera.
When she stumbles across a mutilated body, it takes fast-talking to convince the arrogant detective she’s not a suspect. One look at him, and she pegs him as a guy who uses his sexy smirk to separate women from their morals.
When Detective Jon Bricksen is named lead investigator of the first murder this microscopic town has seen in forty years, he questions his decision to leave the death and violence of Milwaukee behind. Randi’s questionable sleuthing skills aren’t making his job any easier.
Theirs is a partnership of aggravation until her small-town network results in critical progress. Forced into an uneasy alliance, they battle a growing attraction—and a killer who’s out to make them the stars of his next piece of deadly performance art.

https://www.amazon.com/Still-Life-Randi-Lassiter-Book-ebook/dp/B06XDPJTKH

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There you have it everyone….several opportunities to fill your kindle!

Have a great week and enjoy the August HEAT!

Until next time…

Grace