Check This Article Out!! Last Heartbeat Is Mention In USA Today!!

See this is what I needed today. My book Last Heartbeat is mentioned in USA Today!! They did a interview with my narrator of the audiobook. Brings tears of joy!!!

Sale for Last Heartbeat & The Life Gift


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That Time With Sugar Blog Tour

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“Sugar, Jules and I had run for our lives. Only our shadows had followed us. And no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t outpace them.”

All-around bad boy, and twenty-five-year-old heir to the Jameson fortune, Tommy Jameson, knows three things:
– His family is disappointed in him.
– Overcoming his addictions won’t necessarily crush his vices.
– He is wildly in love with Sugar Scarborough, a girl who is dealing with her own addictions and an insatiable need to please.

Danger sends Tommy, Sugar and their friend, Julian Fitzpatrick, a heavily medicated, socially dysfunctional genius, fleeing from Green Willow Recovery Center. Now, together, they will face the outside world and uncover a horrifying mystery while being forced to confront their inner demons

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This is another fabulous read by Tess Oliver. I’m a big fan of her books and writing style. This story is unlike any other I’ve read of hers. It takes you on a journey about three friends who find themselves into a sticky mess. When you think you realize what is going on, you’re wrong because there is another twist and many turns that gets you to the end. This is a must read story and you’ll not be disappointed. Pick up this book and you’ll be hooked until the end. I loved the connection between the characters, Tommy, Sugar and Julian. Glad to see they found their own place in the world.
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Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Freefall.

She is a former teacher, who now dedicates her morning caffeine rush to writing romance instead of teaching math and reading. Tess lives in California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and five dogs. She is a longtime romance junkie, who likes her hero to be an alpha with a twist of compassion and if he has long hair and rides a horse or a motorcycle all the better. She writes young adult, new adult and adult romance in both contemporary and historical settings. When she’s not reading or writing romance, she can be found hiking, vacuuming up dog hair or baking goodies for her family.

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Roanoke Author Invasion

Have you bought your tickets to RAI?  Roanoke Author Invasion Saturday April 11, 2015


Roanoke, VA

Check us out on this featured post with some other amazing Authors!

Robbed of Soul Blog Tour Guest Post

For many authors, the setting of their book is just as
important as one of the main characters. The setting creates the
mood, influences characters’ behavior, affects dialog, adds an emotional
response,  and plays a part in the plot
of a story. The setting can be a friend to the protagonist, an antagonist (think Hemingway and the
sea), and even a mentor.
In my latest mystery, Robbed
of Soul
, the setting is both friend and foe. The book begins in solitary
confinement in Tehran. (Definitely an antagonist.) Then the setting moves to
Kanab, Utah, where my protagonist finds healing in her small-town surroundings (after solving both a modern-day murder and one that occurred 100 years ago.)
I set my book in Kanab because I needed an area with wonderfully
rich scenery to contrast the earlier setting of solitary confinement. Kanab
is also full of legends and myths, which complemented the  mystery and eeriness of my plot.
Here are a few things to think about to increase the characterization
of your setting:
  • add
    specific, unique
    details of the area (even down to using actual names and locations)
  • mirror or contrast the mood of the plot with the setting of a chapter or
  • as you write, think of your setting in terms of “having a personality”    

What are some of your favorite books? Can you recall
the setting in them?  Probably. That’s part
of the reason they are  your
favorites. So give it a try. Take a little time and think about your setting in
the book you’re writing. Can you make it into another character? One that
influences your protagonist for good or evil?

Do you like books? Do you like Zions National Park? Join
the ROBBED OF SOUL book launch giveaway and you may win 3 nights in a
vacation townhome in Kanab, Utah.
(Thirty minutes from Zions.) A $450 value! (Or a $100 Amazon gift card if preferred.) 


but psychologically damaged from a failed mission, ex-CIA officer Maria Branson
takes the job of police chief in the quiet town of Kanab, Utah. Rest and
relaxation are the doctor’s orders. She gets neither. Instead, a missing mayor,
the spirit of a dead Aztec warrior, and the over-confident-yet-attractive head
of Search and Rescue await her in a town whose past has almost as many secrets
as her own. As Maria investigates a modern-day murder, she disturbs a world of
ancient legends and deadly curses. Yet most lethal of all is Maria’s fear
someone will discover just how empty her soul really is.


Available at AmazonSmashwords, and Google Play.


Photos from some of my adventures in Kanab

A fun shot during a photo shoot for the cover.

We didn’t end up using it, but just look at the background! What a settting!


Real pictographs at Moquith Mountain, one of  the

places in “Robbed of Soul.”


Overlooking an amazing canyon, 20 minutes north of Kanab.

Defcon Darcy Release Tour




Fisher Stanton, Valley High School’s Nantucket wannabe, has a cheating girlfriend. When he hires Darcy Walker to chase her to a local club, in true Darcy fashion she stumbles upon a dead body. Thing is, this body has secrets…and Darcy’s mysterious friend, Jaws, and the reporter, Tito Westbrook, have a vested interest. Both enlist Darcy to find the person responsible who has eluded them for years, but Darcy doesn’t solve crimes for free anymore—especially where Jaws is concerned. Knowing Darcy’s Achilles heel, Jaws blackmails Darcy into working for him.

In a true test of wills, Darcy and Jaws battle head-to-head—Jaws needs Darcy to help him end a bitter grudge war; Darcy needs Jaws to divulge the mystery surrounding her mother’s death. Haunted by a past that shaped her present, Darcy will stop at nothing to get answers. Even if it means breaking the law and being disloyal to her new boyfriend, Dylan Taylor, in the process.

DEFCON DARCY gives Darcy’s demons a name and ties up loose ends that made Darcy into the verb that she is. What she thinks she knows as truth, isn’t. What she wishes wasn’t true…is.

The problem is, when your life goes DEFCON 1, not everyone lives to tell about it.

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When you’re a verb, you don’t always plan your excursions; they just sort of happened. This was the first trip, I admit, that I had to plan. The time ticked at eight o’clock. Murphy and Marjorie had just pulled into the driveway from a trip to the library. To safeguard against getting busted, I clocked in with Murphy five minutes ago and told him I was with Dylan. I clocked in with Dylan and told him I was with Murphy. Wearing commando-black, my lucky hat, and Chuck’s, I quietly lifted my second story window and shimmied my way down the bare maple tree. Jogging to the entrance of BTCC, the air cut through me like a sharp knife on butter.

In the spirit of duplicity, the sky was two-faced tonight like the moon. The east was cloudy, the west a midnight blue with a blanket of stars. I jumped up and down as the chill settled into my muscles, and at fifteen minutes past eight, Vinnie’s pink VW Bug sputtered to a stop in front of the big buffalo sign I hid behind.

This was what I liked about the misfits—when you told them to masquerade as someone else or break into private property on the sly, there were no questions, only a “What time?”




OMG!! WOW!!! AJ Lape takes us to a whole other level with Defcon Darcy, which is the fourth book in this series. I had so many emotions going on while reading this story. I laughed out loud, I cried, and I was feeling everything Darcy went through in this book. Boy did Darcy get into a lot. Several answers were answered in this book and even those answers broke my heart. This book was well worth the wait. I have been reading this series since 2012 and I recommend it to everyone. This story is truly incredible and I wished I had the correct words to describe it without giving anything away, but I don’t. I am lost for words because the brilliance that this author has created has me in awe with her writing and creativity. Thank you, AJ Lape, for creating this series. This is a reread book for me.


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