Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ In The Absence Of You by Sunniva Dee



In The Absence Of You 

Sunniva Dee
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Aishe is running. Running from the burn of a love she knows will consume her.
Running from a soul mate she’s never even met.
If only she hadn’t been hired as a merch girl for the hottest indie band on earth.
If only she’d never laid eyes on its front man, Emil—intense, sexy, and so unlike the men of her culture.
If only she hadn’t fallen onto his lips, then into his bed.
If only her flame hadn’t exploded into a full-on forest fire.
If only Emil’s heart didn’t belong to someone else.
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Emil is running. Running from a broken heart.
Running from who he was with her.
If only Zoe hadn’t left.
If only Aishe hadn’t been right there.
If only she hadn’t been so damn gorgeous—insistent—different.
If only he could control himself around her.
If. Only.

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AISHE
I come from a family that burns with love. You wouldn’t understand unless you were one of us. I’m not just talking my father and my mother—I’m talking every one of my ancestors. It’s in our genetic build to spend all of our energy on love.
Once we come of age, it strikes and blazes with a fire that eats you alive. This love is a plague that boils in my race and in my culture, and I wouldn’t know a different way unless I’d broken free and seen strangers love with milder flames.
Tonight, my eyes go from the merchandise on my table to the blond-headed burst of life hopping off the stage. His gaze shimmers with amusement, a cocky lip twitching as he slaps high-fives to guys and pinches girl-cheeks on his way over.
“Aishe! You got those super-tight, hot little tees with the broken heart thingy on the front? The ones the chicks dig?” he asks once he’s in front of me, Emil, the vocalist of Clown Irruption, one of the hottest alt-rock indie-bands out there. I’ve been their merch girl for a few months now. Each night, I zoom in on Emil with less and less difficulty.
“Yeah. Troll picked them up this morning,” I say referring to their tour manager.
“This is so cool—finally we see actual merch money,” Emil laughs out. Then he sets a hand to the table and squints at me. “You’ve done much better than your cousin. I mean, Shandor, man.” He shakes his head playfully. “He couldn’t draw dudes to the stand worth shit.”
My face loosens in a smile. I send a subtle glance at Shandor, who’s busy wrapping things up on stage, coiling cables and breaking down drums. To sell T-shirts wasn’t what he burned for. Shandor was born with the plague of our people too, but he hasn’t found his beloved yet. My people, we need something to obsess over, so if it’s not a man’s love for a woman or vice versa, it’s something else, and Shandor, he loves his music. Once the band promoted him from merch guy to monitors on stage, he recommended me to fill his spot, and voilà, here I am.
Shandor raises his head and stills on us, focus intent from under dark locks. He’s got a sixth sense for when guys chitchat with me. Like me, he left our traveling community years back, but the need to protect any girl of our people is so deep-rooted I doubt he ever questions it. Shandor would do everything in his power to stop any man, employer or not, from toying with his little cousin.
I straighten so that I’m tall for my height. Though I’m not overly curvy, I’m lean and strong. Supposedly, I’m also fiery, a bit fierce, a bit ferocious, traits that make me who I am, traits I don’t need here in the outside world as opposed to amongst those I was born to.
I intimidate most men with the stance I take right now, but I can’t intimidate Shandor. He glares, telling me without words what not to do, and next he pierces his stare into Emil’s back. Oblivious, Emil juts his index finger at the case of lukewarm beers behind me, wiggles it back and forth quickly, lips pursed in anticipation. “Hand over one of those babies, will ya?”
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Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.
Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece--Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.
Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it's contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).
This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Having Hope (The Blow Hole Boys Book 4) by Tabatha Vargo


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No one’s promised tomorrow. And Chet Rhodes, the drummer of Blow Hole, is all about living for today. Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll ... anything to help him forget his deadly secret and keep him detached. But when he meets Hope, a bitchy brunette with sarcastic wit and a deadly right hook, his carefully constructed defenses break down. For the first time ever, he wants more than a one-night stand.
Hope Iverson holds a secret that could potentially destroy everything she's built. Hardened with a short fuse, her past has left her emotionally unavailable. That is until the charismatic drummer for Blow Hole bursts into her life. His smart mouth has the ability to make her smile, and his inked body makes her feel things she’d rather not. But scars leave you changed, and Hope isn’t sure there’s enough of herself left to give.
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“Are you ready to get your ass kicked?” she asked over her shoulder with a grin.
She pulled her shirt over her head, revealing a black tank, and I had to swallow past the desire that rushed through me. She looked so fucking hot in only her boots, jeans, and a tiny tank. She obviously wasn’t wearing a bra, but with tits like hers, she didn’t have to.
My mind went back to the moment she was on stage in only her black sports bra. She was soaked. She was sexy. And for the first time in a couple of days, my cock grew hard.
“Let’s see what you got.”
I stood to the side as she sat behind my set. I didn’t usually let anyone play my drums, but I trusted Hope with my babies. I’d watched her play. I knew she knew what she was doing, and I also knew she respected her own set and would do the same with mine.
She spun the sticks between her fingers, her glassy eyes all over me as she lifted a brow in challenge.
And then she brought the sticks down and beat out a fresh rhythm I’d never heard before. It was fast paced and strong, the percussion shaking the stage as she went crazy hitting any and every spot on my set yet still somehow making it sound amazing.
Her head fell back, and she closed her eyes as she continued to play, beating the drums unmercifully and turning me on beyond belief. Her arms moved, the small feminine muscles popping out with her movements, making the tattoos on her arms come to life.
I couldn’t do this with Hope. I couldn’t let myself get into her. She was turning me on more than any woman had in years. Not since my Blackbird five years earlier. 
Women were a dime a dozen in my job. Hell, they were waiting just outside the venue ready and willing to let me fuck them senseless, but I was moving past that bullshit. After everything I’d been through since we started the tour, I needed relief. But I didn’t want it from just anyone.
The more I watched Hope play my drums, her arms flying and her eyes closed in ecstasy—the realization came crashing over me.
I wanted Hope. 
I wanted Hope the way I’d wanted Blackbird for the last five years.
Watching her only intensified my craving for her.
I wasn’t sure I could control myself. I was feeling better, my painkiller finally doing its job, and my head wasn’t being ripped apart. I could think about more than the pain for once. I could think about Hope and how amazing she’d feel wrapped around me.
Wet.
Hot.
Ready.
Moving from my spot, I moved toward her. Her rhythm moved through me, vibrating my core and making me feel even more alive. I didn’t stop until I was standing right beside her. She kept her eyes closed; playing with so much beauty it was breathtaking.
I reached out and took a strand of her hair between my fingers, and the colors blended together when I rubbed my fingers together. Her playing came to an instant halt, and I smirked down at her when her eyes popped open, and one of her sticks fell to the ground at my feet.
Sweat dotted the top of her lip, and her cheeks were flushed with pleasure. Her expression was one of happiness and release, and I knew playing did that for her. It did the same for me, but I wanted to give her that look. I wanted to do it with my hands and my mouth … my cock.
I moved closer, taking her cheeks in my palms and spending a minute looking at her. I didn’t want it to be like the last time I felt this way. Unlike with my Blackbird, I took the time to remember everything about Hope.
I wanted to look at her face. I wanted to look into her eyes and see her when she came apart. It was going to be amazing. She was going to be amazing. We were going to be a match sexually. But before anything could go down between us, we would have to talk about it. I wanted to make sure she understood it would be a one-time thing.
Before I moved in, I wanted to be sure that this wouldn’t affect the tour.
“What are you doing?” she asked.
I didn’t miss the catch in her voice.
“I don’t know.”
And I didn’t. I didn’t know where this was going or what I was doing. My body was taking control of the situation, and I was letting it happen.
I wasn’t much for kissing. I’d probably kissed a handful of women in my time, but Hope’s pouty lips called to me. She was begging me to kiss her without even opening her mouth.
I leaned down, ready to taste her, but she placed her palm against my chest and stopped me.
“Wait,” she whispered.
I shook my head. “No, I suck at waiting.”
So I kissed her.
Hard.
She tasted like the night—liquor and sweetness with a touch of sin. It was wrong to taste her, but I’d never been one to follow the rules. All the boundaries I’d set forth in regards to Hope were being crossed, but when she began to kiss me back, her tongue moving against mine, I didn’t give a fuck about any limitations. 
Her mouth opened, and I sucked her tongue into my mouth. Her moan vibrated through me and shot straight to my groin.
I felt her pull back, so I pressed for more, capturing her head in my hands and kissing her so deeply that I was losing myself.
My head wasn’t pounding anymore, but my heart was. It was beating so hard I could hear it in my ears. My blood moved through my body like a freight train, the horns whistling loudly in my ears. I hadn’t felt this kind of excitement for a woman in years. Not since my Blackbird.
I couldn’t stop.
I wanted more.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Review ~ Rite of Redemption (Acceptance Series #3) by Sarah Negovetich {Giveaway}


Rite of Redemption
By Sarah Negovetich
Date of Publication: June 6th, 2016
Genre: YA Dystopian
Series: Acceptance, Book Three
Page Count: 300


Rebecca escaped the PIT, found a family among the Freeman...and watched too many loved ones die. All she wants is the Cardinal to leave her in peace, but he's made it clear that's never going to happen. 

When the Cardinal attacks other Freeman villages, she finally understands that no one is safe from his wrath. As the only one who's stood up to the evil that is the Cardinal, it's up to her to convince the others that they can't hide forever. It's time to fight. 

The Machine predicted Rebecca would become the Cardinal's enemy. It may have gotten that one right. 

In the conclusion to the Acceptance series, enemies become allies and old friends emerge, but in the end, sacrifice may be the price of freedom.


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Back in 2014, Sarah Negovetich introduced me to a strange, harsh new world by releasing Rite of Rejection and although she never intended to take this story any further, she listened to the pleas of her readers and gave us more in Rite of Revelation.  Even though I thought this story couldn’t get any better, it did – and it blew me away.  Now Ms. Negovetich has wrapped up this trilogy in Rite of Redemption and it was everything I have come to expect from this author plus so much more!

This is a story of hope, love, the desire to belong and the desire to change the seemingly impossible.  It is also a story of believing in yourself and doing what you feel is right despite what others might feel is wrong.  Most importantly of all, this is a story of the desire for something better, but finding out that sometimes it’s hard to change a system that people have come to believe has kept them safe for more than a century.  Knowing who to trust and discovering that those you trust objectives are not aligned with yours really make this story one that will have you second guessing everything that has been laid out before you.

Rite of Redemption was a spectacular finish to what has become my favorite trilogy!  I am sad that it has come to an end, but extremely satisfied with the final outcome.  I loved everything about this series - from the concept, the characters and the world that Ms. Negovetich created.  Rite of Redemption kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading wondering how this story would end.  Suspense, action, love and betrayal and the desire to change a system that just isn’t working, brought this series to a dramatic ending that wrapped up very nicely.

Sarah Negovetich has become one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to see what she gives her readers next.  If this series is any indication of what she can deliver, I know without a doubt that whatever she writes, it’s going to be awesome.


If you are looking for a great read that is uniquely different and impossible to put down, then this series is one you will definitely need to check out especially if you like Young Adult Dsytopian fiction. 

5 stars




Sarah Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with that.

Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.

Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.

You can learn more about Sarah and her books at www.SarahNegovetich.com.



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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ Hold You Against Me by Skye Warren



Hold You Against Me 
Skye Warren
(Stripped #4)
Publication date: May 31st 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance

From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes a sexy new novel in the Stripped series…
Once upon a time the daughter of a mafia king fell in love with a foot soldier.
This fairy tale didn’t have a happy ending.
My sister and I barely managed to escape alive, and we’ve lived in relative hiding ever since. I’m safe now, but I can never forget the boy who gave his life to save mine.
Except there are whispers that he’s still alive. And he’s fighting a war.
Even knowing the risks, I have to find him. I have to find some way to protect him, the way he protected me. But he isn’t the boy I left behind. He’s a violent man. A criminal. And he’s been waiting for me—the final pawn in a dark game of survival and love.
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Something moves me gently, constant and rhythmic like waves. I’m warm. There’s something soft curling around my arms, wrapped inside my fists. Padding beneath my cheek that smells like home.
An unnatural darkness weighs down on me, keeping me from waking up—a demon’s whisper in my ear. You’re warm, you’re safe. Sleep.
But something is wrong.

I remember falling asleep, so suddenly, remember drinking water that I hadn’t filled. And I remember the phone call from Amy telling me that Giovanni’s alive. Impossible.
Awareness pricks my skin like a cold breeze. Wherever I am, I’m not alone.
I blink rapidly, forcing my eyes open. They adjust to the darkness quickly, taking in the tinted windows on either side and the wide leather bench curving beneath me. I’m in a car. A limo, to be exact. And it’s moving.
On the opposite side of the long space, a large body reclines. I can see the wide stance of his legs, the pale white of his shirt. A suit jacket tossed beside his hip. His face is hidden in the shadows of the vehicle.
I was raised by the head of the Las Vegas mafia, the capo. I grew up around guns and violence, so I know when a man is armed. It’s the way he holds himself, the warning shimmering around him like a dark halo.
This man is armed and extremely dangerous.
Every muscle in my body tenses. My mind still swims in thick water, because I must have been drugged. He drugged me, this faceless man. Why did he take me? It won’t be anything good, that’s for sure.
Even worse, I suspect this has something to do with my past, with my family. It’s messed up that I’d rather be taken by some random psycho. But at least then I’d have a chance of getting away.
“Who are you?” I demand, my voice hoarse from whatever drugs they gave me.
There’s a long pause, the weight of his regard as heavy as a finger trailing down my neck.
“Have I really changed that much, bella, that you don’t recognize me?”
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Author Bio:
Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely tender.


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Friday, May 27, 2016

Release Day Blitz ~ Of Witch's Blood (Ward Witches Book 1) by Jennifer Snyder


Of Witch's Blood 
(Ward Witches Book 1)
by Jennifer Snyder

Seventeen-year-old Piper Ward isn’t new to the world of the supernatural. She comes from a long line of Cloaking Witches and lives in the city of Newvale, a supernatural mecca. However, when her crush reveals his mystical roots, Piper discovers there is one supernatural breed she hasn’t encountered.

Tristan Jarek is part of a tribe long ago forgotten, one whose magical abilities were stolen seven years ago. Having been separated from their magic for so long, the tribe is faced with a crippling reality—it’s dying.

As more to the story of Tristan’s magic is revealed, Piper becomes faced with a decision: let an entire breed of supernaturals die out, or give them the one thing that will save them—her blood.

Of Witch’s Blood is the first installment of an all new Mature Young Adult series from Jennifer Snyder, blending urban fantasy and paranormal romance together to create a tale of magic, first love, and inner strength.
 

Now available on all major retailers

About Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina where she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

Find out more about her latest novel by visiting her website.
Other ways to connect with Jennifer:
Email: Jennifersnyder04@gmail.com 

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Review ~ Blind Side by K.B. Nelson


Blind Side
by K.B. Nelson
  

I accept the part I played in the demise of my marriage.
I accept the things I cannot change.
I’m a cheater. I’m a whore. I’m an outcast in that place I left behind the second the first embers fizzled against the cracks of the night sky.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Anyone with the faintest understanding of decency would know this to be true. But it did happen this way. It went exactly like this, because maybe that’s the way things had to go.

There was no way out, and just when I thought of pulling the proverbial trigger, he appeared to me.
He was the student.
And I was his teacher.
And he saved me in every way I imagine one could ever be saved.

So, he became my teacher and I became his student as he taught me how to love again…

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Whenever K.B. Nelson releases a new book, I know that I might as well forget about the real world because I won’t be able to put the book down until the last page is turned.  Blind Side was no exception  and I found myself getting sucked into the drama  that was unfolding with each and every page and getting lost within the words of this utterly captivating and fiercely sexy story that breaks every rule you could imagine.

Blind Side captured my attention right from the start and kept me engaged throughout.  Oh, and let me tell you – Nelson really knows how to create a hot and sizzling sex scene that will curl your toes and blow your mind!  The passion that erupts between Kemper and Stacci is seriously HOT – so much that you find yourself not really caring that they are breaking all the rules in this forbidden and taboo relationship.

I usually don’t gravitate toward books about student/teacher relationships and feel that this book won’t be for everyone, but with Nelson’s eloquent writing style and creation of characters that you will both love and hate at the same time, really makes Blind Side an excellent choice for readers craving a unique reading experience that will leave your breathless and needing more.

4 stars


 
I grew up on a farm in Ohio, but that's not very interesting, is it? When I'm not writing you can find me doing one of two things; getting lost on highways or getting lost in the lives of fictional characters. If my heart had two feet, one foot would be in romance and the other solidly in geekdom. I hope you'll all follow me on my journey through this carnival they call life. I promise there will be a happy ending.

Music Review ~ The Modern Romantic: New Relaxing Classical Piano Music by Laura Sullivan

The Modern Romantic: New Relaxing Classical Piano Music
by Laura Sullivan
May 20, 2016
Sentient Spirit Records

Relaxing new modern classical piano music, composed and performed by Grammy Winning and Billboard Top Ten recording artist, Laura Sullivan.
Piano (Laura Sullivan) combined with cello (Wojtek Slawinski), violin (Gabriele Schiavi) and other ambient sounds are perfect instrumental music for soothing and calming activities like yoga, spa and meditation and ideal for studying, dinner, background music, romantic moments, and any time when peace and tranquility are desired.


Books and relaxing music go hand in hand for me - there is nothing more relaxing to me than to curl up with a good book and having soothing music in the background.  I was beyond excited when I learned that Laura Sullivan was releasing her new CD, The Modern Romantic: New Relaxing Classical Piano Music.  Her music is hauntingly beautiful and it always brings a sense of peace to any environment I have it playing in.

After listening to her latest release, The Modern Romantic: New Relaxing Classical Piano Music, I have to say that Laura Sullivan has outdone herself once again.  Every exquisite song on this album is a creative masterpiece that transports the listener to a relaxing state of mind.  It is the perfect choice for background music while you work, read, or just to listen to on a crazy commute.  It is difficult for me to like every song an artist has on one album, but I can honestly say that I loved each and every piece included by this talented artist.  If you enjoy relaxing, soothing, and beautiful piano music, with a small mix of other instruments, then this is one collection that you will not want to miss out on.

5 stars


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There are 10 tracks on this album and you can sample the songs HERE:

#1   Winds of Magic
#2   Moonlight Romance
#3   Timeless
#4   Come Home
#5   The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
#6   Finding You, Finding Me
#7   The Princess Dance
#8   A Tender Obsession
#9   Fairytale Waltz
#10 I Will Remember


Laura Sullivan’s Bio
Laura Sullivan is a GRAMMY® winning composer and recording artist. Her original music has been included in the score of two Emmy winning documentaries, as well as in many popular television programs and advertisements for Fortune 500 companies. 

Her recordings consistently receive more than 4 million spins a month on Pandora alone, among many other stations around the world, resulting in broad international airplay. Her albums have charted in the top 2 on The Zone reporter, the internationally recognized New Age and ambient radio chart

Her music publications are represented by Performing Rights organization BMI which holds more than 500 of her original compositions in her prolific Composer/Songwriter catalog.

Laura is the composer, arranger and visionary for the epic crowdsourcing video, 900 Voices, produced by herself and her Grammy® winning husband, Eric Sullivan. 900 Voices involves the singing participation of 938 people around the world singing in 27 languages, all in 1 song

Laura's 2015 collaborations include music created on forthcoming albums with Native American 17 year old virtuoso Gareth Laffely, as well as Grammy® nominated New Age artist Paul Avgerinos, among others. 

Laura's 2014 collaborations include a project with internationally renowned best selling author Dr. Wayne Dyer titled Angel BlessingsThe entire proceeds of this album goes toward the benefit of Hospice organizations. The album is produced by award winning artist Cindy Paulos and includes distinguished visionary and best selling author Colin Andrews, Grammy® Award-nominated Artists Miss Amy and Judy Pancoast, Grammy® Governor & VP San Francisco Chapter Nona Brown, Independent Music Award winning Producer and award winning Illustrator Krista Wallhagen, Multi-Grammy® Award-winning Producer Kevin Mackie, Producer of Grammy® Award-nominated Album Alex Otey, Guinness World Record holder Rupam Sarmah, World-renowned Film Composer Ricky Kej, Award Winning Americana Singer/Song-writer Grant Maloy Smith, Award-Winning Concert Pianist Leonardo Le San, Award-Winning Producer and Engineer Oscar Autie, and others.

Laura performed on the recording produced by Guinness World Record Holder Rupam Sarmah for his 2014 release of Omkara. This recording, Omkara - The Sound Of Divine Love, takes the science of music to the chakras – the seats of our energies – to inspire healing and balancing through beautifully arranged tones and elevated vibrations. 

Laura's other 2014 collaborations include the album Love Is by award winning artist D. Edward and The Gathering II produced by Grammy Winning and Platinum artist, Will Ackerman. Other artists included on this album are Lawrence Blatt, Louis Colaiannia, Masako, Shambhu, Heidi Breyer, Stanton Lanier, Ann Sweeten, Vicente Avella, Isadar, Lynn Yew Evers and others. 

Laura's Grammy® winning release, Love's River, includes Laura's piano music and the talents of the great flugelhorn and trumpet player Jeff Oster (winner of Echoes, NAR Lifestyle, and Independent Music Awards, and ZMR record of the year 2011), Grammy® Award winning artist Nancy Rumbel (of Tingstad and Rumbel), virtuoso cello player and Grammy® Award winning artist Eugene Friesen(member of the Paul Winter Consort), acclaimed oboe and English horn player Jill Haley, and four pieces produced by Grammy® Award winning and platinum artist and founder of legendary Windham Hill RecordsWill Ackerman, who also performs on the selection title Blessed from the album.

Distinguished engineers on the project include Tom Eaton of Imaginary Road Studios and Michael Starita, Director at ULUV MUSIC and Founder and CEO at Bay Area Music Collective.

Laura Sullivan's release Love's River won a GRAMMY® for BEST NEW AGE ALBUM in the 56th GRAMMY® awards which aired on CBS on January 26, 2014.

Love's River was named one of the top five productions to pass through the hands of Will Ackerman since 2009 by Reviews New Age.

Laura enjoys a publishing deal with one of the largest private production companies for music in film and television, where she composes underscore for shows seen on CBS, NBC, Fox and Sony.

Laura's music is licensed for use in TV and film including So You Think You Can DanceOn the Case With Paula ZahnThe Dr. Oz ShowMTV's Catfish: The TV Show, 48 Hours, Under Dog toWonder Dog, The History Channel, commercials for Hyundai and Everyday Paleo among many others. Her music is featured in the Emmy Award Winning documentary "Walk into the Wild: Spirit of Itasca" and the Emmy Award Winning documentary "The Greatest Silent Sport", which was also awarded at the Fargo Film Festival. She composed original music for the film "Valentines Day Special" (starring Jon Polito).

Laura performed the music for the track "Sleepwalking on a Tightrope" written by Roy Finch for the movie "Wake." She was the composer for the feature film "Emotions" directed by Gio Vitelle which premiered at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival. She also composed and produced original music for the short film Nine and A Half Minutes Left directed by Gunther Thallinger. Her music appears in the score to Quartett by Christina Kruse and Guy Lesser, which poetically brings to life the characteristics of Nana de Bary's Liaison de Perfum. This project was recognized by inclusion in ASOFF, Paris's first Fashion Film Festival. 

Her music can be found on Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, Pandora, and charts in frequent rotation on Music Choice,  and many other retail stores on and offline. Her discography receives airplay on radio stations around the world. Her albums have charted in the top 2 on The Zone reporter, the internationally recognized New Age and ambient radio chart

Her release, Mystical America, was named #1 New Age Album of 2004 by, Wind and Wire.

Laura is a member of the piano artist collective Whisperings Solo Piano Radio founded by composer, pianist and radio programmer, David Nevue. This artist community promotes through its radio station and concert tours with artists including David Nevue, Scott D. Davis, Suzanne Ciani, David Lanz, Wayne Gratz, and Robin Spielberg.

Ms. Sullivan was chosen as a featured artist on a TV Pilot, Music Across America, produced by legendary Jazz artist, Stanley Clarke.

Her releases Mystical America and Pianoscapes for the Trails of North America were produced by acclaimed artist Chris Camozzi, (appearing with artists Jeff Lorber, Michael Bolton, Maria Carey, Barbara Streisand and many others).

Some of the other wonderful artists who have performed with Laura on her albums are Diane Grubbe (flute)Mary Pitchford (violin)Noel Jewkes (saxophone), and Anthony Blea (violin).

Laura's debut album, Piano Solos, includes several selections of music she performed written by film composer, Roy Finch.

Laura is the author of the ground breaking piano teaching technique, Born Virtuosos: The Innovative Piano Course, as well as the book and CD by the same title. This method uses playful techniques to train young children to play like virtuosos, and learn to read music quickly.

Growing up on a farm in Northern California near the foothills of Mt. Lassen, Laura’s mother was children’s book author Carol Purdy, who is best known for her books Least of All, Mrs. Merriwether’s Musical Cat, and Iva Dunnit and the Big Wind. Carol was also Laura’s first piano teacher and started teaching her to play when Laura was four years old.

Laura holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance. She is a former student of Dr. Robert E. Bowman and the recipient of the Emily A. Hauss Music Award and the Jane Bowman Jewett Music Award. Laura also holds a Master’s Degree in Psychologythrough the School of Education from the University of San Francisco. She has further graduate training from the New School in New York City. She has appeared as a guest presenter in music courses at CSU San Francisco and the Academy of Art College. 

Laura is also the author of several musicals for children which were produced by her group called “Star Company Children’s Theater.”

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Grammy® Winning Producer, Film Director, and Technology VP, Eric Sullivan, and their young daughter. She is a member of the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals and a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammys®).

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