Sale Blitz – Unforgiven (Unbreakable) by Rebecca Shea Just $0.99!

Unforgiven Sale

For a limited time, you can pick up Unforgiven, the third book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Unbreakable, by USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Shea, for just $0.99. See below for information on the book and buy links.

Unforgiven (Unbreakable #3) by Rebecca Shea

Unforgiven (Unbreakable #3) by Rebecca Shea

About the Book
Title: Unforgiven
Series: Unbreakable #3
Author: Rebecca Shea
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
A companion novel to “Unbreakable” & “Undone” and is the final book in the Unbreakable series — This is Lindsay and Matt’s story.

Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?

**This book is a Contemporary Romance and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**

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Author Rebecca Shea

Author Rebecca Shea

About the Author
Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven) and the Bound and Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies).

She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters.

When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons’ football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.
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Where to Find Rebecca Shea
Goodreads | Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram
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Cover Reveal – Stolas (Dark Souls) by Randi Cooley Wilson

Stolas Cover Reveal

Author Randi Cooley Wilson is unveiling the cover reveal to Stolas, the first book in her new adult paranormal romance series, Dark Souls, releasing September, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it on Goodreads.

Stolas (Dark Souls #1) by Randi Cooley Wilson

Stolas (Dark Souls #1) by Randi Cooley Wilson

About the Book
Title:
 Stolas
Series: Dark Souls #1
Author: Randi Cooley Wilson
Release Date: September, 2016
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
An ancient legend draws them together. His dark soul will tear them apart.

Sometimes, the only fairy tales that exist…are the dark ones.

For the past two years, Hope Annandale has fought to hold onto her sanity. Plagued by voices and visions, she struggles to understand what’s real, and what’s an illusion. As the lines between reality and hallucination blur, Hope discovers things that shouldn’t be real, exist.

When Hope’s world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death. And the only one who can save her is the dangerously attractive demon prince, who is bound by an ancient legacy to betray her.

The fate Stone has fought to escape is here. With destiny on one side, and desire on the other, Stone must protect Hope from the one thing he can’t hide from…his birthright.

What if the one person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

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Author Randi Cooley Wilson

Author Randi Cooley Wilson

About the Author
Randi Cooley Wilson is an author of paranormal, urban fantasy and contemporary romance books. Randi makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of coffee, prefers champagne, and has a slight addiction to bracelets. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her daughter and husband.

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Where to Find Randi Cooley Wilson
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Fallen Prince (The Riven Chronicles) by Amalie Howard

The Fallen Prince Excerpt Tour

Welcome to the excerpt tour for The Fallen Prince, the second book in the young adult scifi/dystopian/zombie series, The Riven Chronicles, by Amalie Howard. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Fallen Prince (The Riven Chronicles #2) by Amalie Howard

The Fallen Prince (The Riven Chronicles #2) by Amalie Howard

About the Book
Title: The Fallen Prince
Series: The Riven Chronicles #2
Author: Amalie Howard
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Genre: Young Adult SciFI/Dystopian/Zombies
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | indieBound

Synopsis
Riven has fought for a hard-won peace in her world, and has come to shaky terms with who and what she is—a human with cyborg DNA. Now that the rightful ruler of Neospes has been reinstated, Riven is on the hunt for her father in the Otherworld to bring him to justice for his crimes against her people.

But when she receives an unwelcome visit from two former allies, she knows that trouble is brewing once again in Neospes. The army has been decimated and there are precious few left to fight this mysterious new threat.

To muster a first line of defense, her people need help from the one person Riven loathes most—her father. But what he wants in return is her complete surrender.

And now Riven must choose: save Neospes or save herself.

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Excerpt
As the last two people disappear behind Caden and his two Faction guards in a blue haze, I take a breath and hit the coordinates on the keypad.

Era’s eyes meet mine. Even in a wheelchair she still looks fierce. “Remember your promise.”

I’m not sure whether she means my promise to not get in the way or my promise to defend Neospes with my life. Maybe they’re one and the same. “I remember.”

I hit ENTER.

The wind sucks at my gut, pulling me in toward my belly-button as if every part of my body is dissolving and coalescing into that one point. I keep my eyes open for as long as possible, watching time elongate on all sides before the wormhole breaks me into a million pieces. The nanobes harden around my cells, making them impervious to the gravitational changes in pressure. For a second, I feel invincible.

Unbreakable.

At the midpoint of the transition, all is silent, like being in the center of a storm before things start picking up. I’m snapped back together again, disparate cells rushing together toward the whole. As I exit the jump, everything explodes into motion at once.

Voices are coming at me from every direction—screaming and yelling. My ninjatas are out of their harness and in my hands before I can blink. The hot glint of metal reflects o the bodies surrounding us, the sour scent of rotting flesh filling the air. Reptiles—hundreds of them.

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The Almost Girl (The Riven Chronicles #1) by Amalie Howard

The Almost Girl (The Riven Chronicles #1) by Amalie Howard

About Book 1
Title: The Almost Girl
Series: The Riven Chronicles #1
Author: Amalie Howard
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Genre: Young Adult SciFI/Dystopian/Zombies
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | indieBound

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Riven comes from a world parallel to Earth, a world that has been ravaged by a devastating android war. As a Legion General, she is the right hand of Prince Cale, the young Prince of Neospes. In her world, she’s had everything: rank, responsibility, and respect. But when Prince Cale sends her away to rescue his long-lost brother, Caden, who has been spirited to modern day Earth, Riven finds herself in uncharted territory.

Armed with the mindset of a soldier and racing against time to bring Caden home, Riven must learn how to blend in as a girl in a realm that is the opposite of all she’s ever known. Will she be able to find the strength to defy her very nature? Or will she become the monstrous soldier she was designed to be?
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Praise for The Fallen Prince

“[P]acked with action . . . Imagery is the highlight of this book.”—VOYA

“A parallel-dimension–jumping cyborg soldier must make questionable alliances to save her country from an existential threat in this sequel to The Almost Girl. [O]ffers a solid conclusion.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This sequel to The Almost Girl was everything I wanted: non-stop action, smart science, new and intriguing characters, and a satisfying romance. I couldn’t put it down!” —Page Morgan, author of The Beautiful and the Cursed

 “[T]he next step in a dark, clever and thrilling scorched-earth, world-hopping adventure.” —Jet Black Ink

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Author Amalie Howard

Author Amalie Howard

About the Author
AMALIE HOWARD grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. 25 countries, surfing with sharks and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead.

She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts. She is the author of several young adult novels critically acclaimed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, VOYA, and Booklist, including Waterfell, The Almost Girl, and Alpha Goddess, a Spring 2014 Kid’s INDIE NEXT title. Her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. She is also the co-author of the adult historical romance series, THE LORDS OF ESSEX. As an author of color and a proud supporter of diversity in fiction, her articles on multicultural fiction have appeared in The Portland Book Review and on the popular Diversity in YA blog.

She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children..

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Where to find Amalie Howard
Goodreads Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches

Under A Million Stars Cover Reveal

Author Rita Branches is revealing the stunning cover her of stand alone young adult contemporary romance, Under a Million Stars, releasing August 8, 2016. See below for the gorgeous cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches

Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches

About the Book
Title:
 Under a Million Stars
Author: Rita Branches
Release Date: August 8, 2106
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?

Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.

Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.

Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.

Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.

Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?

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Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches (Full Cover)

Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches (Full Cover)

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Author Rita Branches

Author Rita Branches

About the Author
Rita Branches is an independent YA (young adult) author who enjoys spending every free moment (when she´s not reading) writing emotional stories.

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Where to Find Rita Branches
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Book Blitz – FREE + Giveaway – Crossing the Barrier (The Gray Eyes) by Martine Lewis

Crossing the Barrier Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Crossing the Barrier, the first book in the young adult paranormal romance series, The Gray Eyes, by Martine Lewis. See below for information on the book, buy links, a couple of teasers, and details on her giveaway. You can pick up the book for FREE through today! 

Crossing the Barrier (The Gray Eyes #1) by Martine Lewis

Crossing the Barrier (The Gray Eyes #1) by Martine Lewis

About the Book
Title:
 Crossing the Barrier
Series: The Gray Eyes #1
Author: Martine Lewis
PUblisher: BMJ Chanapi Press
Release Date: March 22, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
High school student Malakai Thomas, star wide receiver of the varsity team, collides with band member Lily Morgan on his way to football practice. As days go by, Malakai cannot get the petite clarinetist out of his head.

Lily Morgan can feel everyone’s emotions. She loses her ability to shield herself against them the day Malakai runs into her. Now she must try to maintain her sanity in the emotional jungle that is high school, as well as deal with her growing feelings for Malakai.

Can Malakai get over the social stigma and his own internal struggle to be with Lily? Is Lily’s secret too big to accept, even for him?

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Author Martine Lewis

Author Martine Lewis

About the Author
Martine Lewis is a forty something who was born and raised in the French speaking province of Quebec, Canada. She spent her childhood looking forward to her summer vacations at the farm, which were a nice escape from the suburbs where she lived.

Her first written endeavor was a 200-page handwritten Duran Duran bandfiction which she wrote when she was eleven years old. Of all her written work, this is the only one she no longer has.

All throughout high school, Martine wrote more bandfictions and some original work, then she went to write fanfictions in the Star Wars, Buffy and Harry Potter universes. Her fanficiton in the Potterverse are mostly centered on characters of her own creation and can be found on fanfiction.net.

Following her viewing of Roswell on Netflix in 2012, Martine wrote book two and three of the Gray Eyes Series, then went on to create the Gray Eyes Series universe in which she has been playing ever since. She writes contemporary coming-of-age romance fiction (young adult/new adult) with a twist.

Martine is an avid reader and rollerskater. She loves sushi, hot chocolate on a cold day, and the beach. But what she loves above all else is to curl on her chair with her computer and write more stories for her readers.

Martine currently lives in Houston TX with her two cats..

Where to Find Martine Lewis
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon

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Cover Reveal – Heroes of Arcania Trilogy by Liz Long

Author Liz Long is unveiling the covers to all three books in her young adult science fiction/superhero trilogy, Heroes of Arcania. SuperNova, book 1 in the series, releases June 16, 2016, but is available for pre-order now for just $0.99. See below for all three covers, information on the books, and pre-order links.

SuperNova (Heroes of Arcania #1) by Liz Long

SuperNova (Heroes of Arcania #1) by Liz Long

About Book 1
Title: SuperNova
Series: Heroes of Arcania #1
Author: Liz Long
Release Date: June 16, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Superhero Romance
Links: GoodreadsAmazon

Synopsis
The streets of Arcania are overrun with crime, deteriorating as a madman named Fortune makes himself at home. He shows no mercy, striking down anyone in his path – including Nova Benson’s little sister. Devastated, Nova vows to seek justice for her family, but aside from her freak strength and impenetrable skin, how is she supposed to stop a monster like Fortune?  

Cole Warner wants to help people. Entrusted to keep his family’s secret, he’s also frustrated at having to hide his gift. He knows he could do more to help in the fight against Fortune. If he could convince his sister Penelope to join him, they might even have a chance at beating him. When Cole meets Nova, he realizes his whole world is about to change. And he’s going to welcome it with open arms.

Falling for each other wasn’t part of the plan.

Then again, neither was becoming a superhero.

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Fortunes Favor (Heroes of Arcania #2) by Liz Long

Fortunes Favor (Heroes of Arcania #2) by Liz Long

About Book 2
Title: Fortunes Favor
Series: Heroes of Arcania #2
Author: Liz Long
Release Date: July 14, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Superhero Romance
Links: GoodreadsAmazon

Synopsis
Nova will learn it takes more than sheer strength to be a superhero. Her world implodes when Fortune strikes back for all the trouble she’s caused. His dangerous games put everyone around her at risk, especially when he decides to turn Arcania against its precious Heroes. Nova wants to protect Arcania, but how does she save a city that doesn’t want her help?

Cole has no idea how to deal with his sister Penelope, especially now that she’s learned the truth about their family secret. Thanks to Fortune, she’s headed down a dark path, one with no return. Torn between helping Nova and protecting his sister, Cole will be forced to make a choice. Tensions rise as Cole and Nova discover war will come to Arcania if they don’t get Fortune off the streets…or preferably six feet under.

Nova and Cole might have each other, but will they lose everything else in their mission to save Arcania?

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Unbreakable (Heroes of Arcania #3) by Liz Long

Unbreakable (Heroes of Arcania #3) by Liz Long

About Book 3
Title: Unbreakable
Series: Heroes of Arcania #3
Author: Liz Long
Release Date: August 18, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Superhero Romance
Links: GoodreadsAmazon

Synopsis
Nova started the fight against Fortune for simple revenge, but now it’s turned into something much bigger. Arcania’s criminals are at each other’s throats, putting the city right in the middle of a warzone. She’ll have to work with a few unlikely allies to end Fortune’s games once and for all. Nova thought she understood what it meant to be a superhero, but will she have to lose herself to truly defeat Fortune?

Fortune has given Cole a choice, one with unbearable consequences. When Cole takes matters into his own hands to save his sister Penelope, he realizes too late he’s another pawn in Fortune’s games. Fortune will use Cole’s gift against his enemies…including Nova. Cole will have to become the hero he always wanted to be if he’s going to protect the love of his life.

Nova and Cole could finally save Arcania from Fortune’s deadly games, but are they willing to sacrifice each other?

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Author Liz Long

Author Liz Long

About the Author
Liz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes writing for LeisureMedia360 (Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country magazines) in Roanoke, VA.

She currently has five books out. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as “X-Men meets the circus with a murder mystery thrown in.” Witch Hearts tells the story of a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. A Reaper Made, is a fantasy about a Reaper who must work a little magic to save her family’s souls from demons. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.

To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website.

Where to Find Liz Long
Goodreads Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Sale and Giveaway – Sleeping Tom by E.V. Fairfall

Sleeping Tom Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Sleeping Tom, the first book in the young adult contemporary romance series, Sleeping Tom, by E.V. Fairfall. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. And for a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99!

Sleeping Tom (Sleeping Tom #1) by E.V. Fairfall

Sleeping Tom (Sleeping Tom #1) by E.V. Fairfall

About the Book
Title:
 The Sleeping Tom
Series: Sleeping Tom #1
Author: E.V. Fairfall
PUblisher: Skyscape
Release Date: February 14, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Synopsis
Hitchhiking is a bad idea but Caden is desperate.

When she accepts a ride from the first car to come by she meets Gabriel. He’s her age, hot, and the closest thing she has to a savior. Problem is, he is a total jerk. With nowhere to go, Caden convinces Gabriel to let her stay with him for one night. He reluctantly lends a couch.

That night Caden wakes up to strange noises. Concerned, she rushes into Gabriel’s room, already anticipating his bad temper. Instead, he’s kind, sweet, and suspiciously harmless—nothing like the man who gave her a ride. He seems like a different person altogether, and claims he is. By night he is Tom, and by day he is Gabriel. Caden finds herself drawn to the mysteries hidden in his eyes.

For Gabriel, Caden is an annoying mistake. One night turns into many, and despite all his anger towards her, she stays. She even seems to accept him and his flaws, but he still doesn’t trust her—is she staying for him, or has she already discovered more than he’s willing to share?.

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“Don’t go.”

He was creeping her out. She wanted to run and hide from him, but instead she held her ground and, as casually as she could, leaned into the doorframe. “It’s like three in the morning,” she reminded him, attempting a frown to hide her anxiety.

“Do you want to play a game?”

“What?” Caden asked, his voice once again making her unsure. A game? It sounded like something Sean would say. Caden shifted her weight, eyeing him warily. I can handle this. She let out a deep breath; if nothing else she could use this as an opportunity. Cleaning at three in the morning obviously hadn’t scored her enough Good Samaritan points. 

“Sure… We can play a game.” She wondered if her hesitation would make him angry, like she had when they had been in the car that afternoon. 

She looked around for a weapon, anything she could use to protect herself. As her eyes scanned the room each surface was bare, aside from the bulky old alarm clock on the nightstand.

“First, you have to turn off the lights.” 

Caden’s hand shook. This didn’t feel right. “Okay,” She mumbled, attempting to seem unfazed, and she turned off the lights with a flick of her wrist. It took a few seconds for her eyes to readjust, and when they did she saw the boy leap back onto the bed, light and agile. She took an uneasy step back. Her chest constricted and her breath caught in her throat. Caden couldn’t deny being unsure of the situation, of this boy who somehow had to be the man she’d met earlier that day. 

His head moved from side to side, watching her as intently as she watched him. “What do you want to play?” he asked.

Even then, with him in better visibility, Caden couldn’t tell if the boy was really Gabriel. It was the same voice she had heard earlier, but without the rough edge of his irritation it sounded much younger and innocent, like that of a child. “I don’t know…”

“Oh, come on, think of something,” he said.

When he didn’t move to grab her, she relaxed a little, her breath evening out once again. Caden could feel her confidence slowly building. Maybe he really just wants to play a game. “Aren’t you tired?” 

The boy’s shoulders and head dropped. “So you don’t want to play,” he confirmed dejectedly. She watched as he turned around on the empty bed, to face the other wall. 

Caden’s little sister Reese always used guilt to get what she wanted. She hadn’t known a guy her own age could make her feel just as guilty, if not worse. “No, no, I want to play. I do.” As long as you stay on that side of the room. Caden moved farther into the room but stayed a good six feet away. 

“What game? What game?” He bounced on the bed in his sitting position. 

“Do you have any cards?” She clutched the blanket tighter around her, but tried to keep her voice light and casual.

“Cards?” The boy, who no longer seemed like Gabriel at all, stuck out his tongue. “Dumb. Something else.”

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Author E.V. Fairfall

Author E.V. Fairfall

About the Author
The hunger is encompassing, so she feeds the beast books. But the hunger never settles… so she writes. E.V. Fairfall has an itch that drives her to the world of storytelling. With several published short stories, and soon several books (fingers crossed), she explores the topics of humanity and hardship.

During the daylight hours, a book is always within reach. She spends her nights reading with her husband, surrounded by towers of tomes and three furry children curled in close. If she isn’t reading, she is browsing bookstores or hiking, but always awaiting her next adventure..

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Where to Find E.V. Fairfall
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#1LineWed – Anger

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Anger. Here’s a line from Chapter 28 of The Invasion, book 4 in The Union Series, from Cyrus’s POV.

My fingers brush against the angry scars on her back, and she freezes at the same time I do.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Shining Sea by Mimi Cross

Shining Sea Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Shining Sea, a young adult science fiction/dystopian romance by Mimi Cross. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Shining Sea by Mimi Cross

Shining Sea by Mimi Cross

About the Book
Title:
 Shining Sea
Author: Mimi Cross
PUblisher: Skyscape
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Dystopian Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Seventeen-year-old Arion Rush has always played the obedient sidekick to her older sister’s flashy femme fatale—until a mysterious boating accident leaves Lilah a silent, traumatized stranger. As her sister awaits medical treatment with their mother, Arion and their father head to his hometown in Maine to prepare a new life for them all. Surrounded by the vast Atlantic, songwriting is Arion’s only solace, her solid ground.

Unexpectedly, Arion blossoms in the tiny coastal town. Friends flock to her, and Logan Delaine, a volatile heartthrob, seems downright smitten. But it’s Bo Summers—a solitary surfer, as alluring as he is aloof—that Arion can’t shake. Meanwhile, Lilah’s worsening condition, a string of local fatalities, and Arion’s own recent brushes with death seem ominously linked…to Bo’s otherworldly family. As Arion’s feelings for Bo intensify and his affections turn possessive, she must make a choice. How will Arion learn to listen to her own voice when Bo’s siren song won’t stop ringing in her ears?

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SUNSET

“Ready for this?” Mary asks. Of course, she’s the first one here.

“Not really.” I stroke one of the hot-pink petals on the one last flower that clings to a Rugosa rosebush at the back of the lighthouse. Late-afternoon light edges the petal with gold.

“Don’t worry. I told you. You won’t have to do anything. The guys will dig the fire pit, my Kevin’s bringing food, and Pete said—”

“He’ll bring beer.”

“How did you guess? And your contribution?” Mary holds up a bag of marshmallows.

So far, though I’ve been invited to a bunch of parties, I’ve only been to two, both at Mary’s house. Each time I ended up wedged between a couple of Kevins. But today is different. Today the party is here.

“We really should’ve waited until tomorrow night,” I say.

“True,” Mary agrees. “It’s not like this is going to help anyone’s test scores.”

For students concentrating on marine sciences, school will have a slightly later than usual start tomorrow. Not so we can sleep late “’cause we’re gonna be partying half the night,” like Pete claims, but to give us time to make it over to Seal Cove, a public beach on the west side of the peninsula. The longest and supposedly prettiest beach on the Hook, it’s also the site for the infamous rules-and-regulations exam. Listing a bunch of rules and filling in blanks won’t be a problem. It’s the hands-on part I’m worried about. Tomorrow at nine a.m., I’ll be on a boat, in the waterAs much as I want to embrace the beach, want to walk at the ocean’s edge, the idea of actually being on a boat, of actually being in the water, terrifies me.

“You’re still stressed, aren’t you?” Mary says. “But not about the party.” I nod, and she gives me a sympathetic look. “You’ll be fine tomorrow; it’ll be like riding a bike.”

“Yeah . . . if you saw the hills in my old neighborhood, you might not think that was such a good comparison.” But tomorrow’s test isn’t the only thing bugging me. Earlier this week I asked Mary about Summers Cove and told her how Dad had said not to go there. I was going to ask her about Bo too, but she got this weird look on her face. Then she said she had to go and hurried off to PE. Maybe now is a better time.

“Mary, when I asked you about Summers Cove—”

“Here comes Alyssa,” Mary interrupts. A 1960s yellow Mustang convertible skids to a stop in front of us, spraying stones.

“And Pete and Bobby,” we both say at the same time.

“Jinx.” I start to laugh, then stop, a second late in hearing the weight Mary’s given the word. Her eyes hold a warning. She really doesn’t want  to  talk  about  Summers Cove.

Would it make a difference if I told her what happened to me over there?

Wet lashes catching light, water dripping from his skin onto mine—

“I didn’t ‘catch’ you. I dragged you. Out of a tide pool.”

Lies, all lies.

But even so, I can’t possibly tell Mary. Not about any of it. “Niiice,” Pete says, climbing out of Alyssa’s car. Bobby gives a low whistle.

“It’ll be awesome when this place opens for real next summer; it’s so much closer than Seal Cove.” Alyssa points to the lighthouse. “Can we go up?”

“Um, yeah, sure.” It had to happen sooner or later, might as well get it over with.

By the time we come down from the tower, Alyssa is my best friend. “Hey, I’m driving the mantrap to Portland pretty soon. I need new winter clothes. You guys want to go?”

“It could happen,” Mary says. “You in, Ari?”

“Maybe.” I’m betting Alyssa approaches shopping like an extreme sport, but I wouldn’t mind checking out some clubs.

A van drives up, and some kids I recognize from school pile out with blankets and coolers. As the crowd heads toward the steps, Logan’s white pickup rolls in. He takes his time walking over to where I stand waiting at the top of the stairs.

“Who invited them?” He jerks a thumb toward the group on the beach below.

I roll my eyes. “Come on, before Pete drinks all the beer. He brought Shipyard, and Geary’s. Not that I care, but you might.”

“Damn right I do.” We make our way down the steps. “But promise me something?”

“Sure,” I say, not really paying attention, “anything you want.” We walk across the sand.

“Anything?”

“Wait, what am I promising?”

“Too late. But don’t worry, I won’t ask you for anything you don’t want to give.” Logan’s light eyes glint in the sun, and I notice, not for the first time, that he has ridiculously long eyelashes. “And I’ll start with something easy, like a beach walk.”

I’m off the hook for a reply—Dad arrives carrying two platters laden with lobster rolls. He puts the trays down on one of the coolers, and he and Logan shake hands.

“Young Mr. Delaine. Pleasure. How are your folks?” I’d forgotten Dad knows the Delaines, but it makes sense since he knows everyone on the peninsula.

“Doing well. They want you to come over and cook for them this weekend.” Dad’s face lights up, and Logan shoots me a wide grin that says, See? I’m  totally  charming.

“This weekend ought to be fine.”

“I’ll tell them.” Logan takes my hand. “I’d love to continue talking to you, Captain Rush, but I promised Arion I’d go for a walk with her.”

I start to object, but Dad runs right over me. “Great idea. Going to be a fine sunset. I’m going inside myself, Classic Regatta’s on. I’ll leave you kids to your walk and your bonfire business.” He eyes our clasped hands, and leaves.

“Oh, you promised me, huh?” I laugh and yank my hand out of Logan’s.

“What? A promise is a promise. I make it to you, you make it to me, same difference.”

“Okay . . .” I look at him sideways, feeling like I’m missing some- thing. “Guess a walk is a good deal. I mean, you could have asked me to write your Existentialism papers.”

“That comes later.” We start walking, and he slips one hand beneath my hair, his warm fingertips finding the back of my neck. I shiver under his touch and pull away, landing a punch on his arm. Swiftly he catches my hand, murmurs, “Resistance is futile. You know that, right?”

“I’ll keep it in mind.” I laugh, but my cheeks are hot. “Move over, will you?” I reclaim my hand as we change places, so he’s walking next to the water instead of me.

Washed in shades of pink and streaked with purple, the sky curves above us like the inside of a seashell. After about fifteen minutes, we sit down on the sand at the end of the beach.

A few weeks of friendship with Logan feels like so much longer. He’s always seemed familiar, and we’ve gotten tight, fast. But the closer we’ve gotten to the jetty separating Crescent Beach from Summers Cove, the quieter he’s become. This silent side of him is new to me.

One afternoon, when we’d hung out on the front steps of the school, Lilah’s story had slipped from my lips. Not her story, really, no one knows that, but her condition. Logan listened without interrup- tion, as if he knew it wasn’t easy for me to talk about her. It probably wasn’t easy to hear about her either, but he’d been there for me. I need to step up.

“Do you want to talk about it?” I ask. “Talk about what?”

“The thing that makes us alike.”

A beat goes by. Then he turns to me. The sinking sun shines directly into his light-gray eyes, illuminating them. “I do,” he says. “Because it’s you.” We gaze at each other for a long moment. “You know about my brother, right?”

“Some. I’m sorry, Logan. So sorry.”

He shakes his head. “Nick and me—” Grief and anger vie for con- trol of his voice. Anger wins, and he begins to spit the words out. “We were best friends. We were, like, glued together when we were little. We had our own rooms, but at night, one of us would sneak—or get this, sleepwalk—into the other’s room. Sometimes I’d wake up on the floor in his room, or when I’d get up in the morning, he’d be at the end of my bed. Nothing could keep us apart.

“I remember one night, I was about eight, and I got out of bed to get a drink. The room was dark and I stepped right on him. He was on the floor next to my bed. He didn’t even wake up. The next day, though, when I told him about it, he was mad. That was the first time he punched me. He did way worse when we were older. And then, everything became about  him.”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean he went to that private school on the mainland, the one that’s close to the west side. Where the peninsula connects. Blaine. You’ve seen it.”

“Sure. Pretty place. Prestigious too, right?” “Pretentious is more like it.”

“All right . . .”

“Not all right. I blame that place for everything.” Logan’s tone turns sarcastic. “‘Nick Delaine the brain,’ ‘the brain at Blaine.’ Nothing would have changed if he hadn’t gone there. He wouldn’t have started acting like he was better than everyone. Better than me. He became someone else, some big-deal preppie boy. As if we’d come from that kind of family.”

Logan’s lips compress into a frown, making his wide smile hard to imagine. Behind him, crimson streaks cut the sky.

“The last couple years we drifted apart,” he continues. “We fought all the time. He fought—loved to fight—about everything. We became . . . enemies.”

“That’s harsh.” I lay a tentative hand on his back.

“Yeah, it was bad.” His voice grows quiet. “And . . . there was Beth.” “Who’s Beth?” I move my hand in slow circles.

“His girlfriend.” He shakes his head. “Supposedly. Beth was so into him going to Blaine. Her family couldn’t afford it. Then she got a schol- arship, like Nick. Still, she didn’t go.”

“Why not?”

Logan’s pale gaze seems to search my face for a moment, then he turns away. “She wanted to stay at Rock Hook High.”

But I’d caught the hesitation. Sliding my hand off his back, I study Logan’s profile. I hadn’t heard anything about Nick’s girlfriend. She must have graduated, because—

Suddenly Logan scowls toward the jetty. “What?” I ask. But then I follow his gaze— My stomach dips.

Bo Summers is climbing—more like flowing—down over the rocks.

He walks toward us now, the rays of the setting sun at his back, glorious in the glowing light.

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Author Mimi Cross

Author Mimi Cross

About the Author
Mimi Cross was born in Toronto, Canada. She received a master’s degree from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in music from Ithaca College. She has been a performer, a music educator, and a yoga instructor. During the course of her musical career, she’s shared the bill with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sting. She resides in New Jersey..

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Release Day – Excerpt + Giveaway – Tempting Isabel (Paradise South) by Rissa Brahm

Tempting Isabel Release Day Blitz

Welcome to the release day blitz for Tempting Isabel, the first book in the contemporary romance series, Paradise South, by Rissa Brahm. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Tempting Isabel (Paradise South #1) by Rissa Brahm

Tempting Isabel (Paradise South #1) by Rissa Brahm

About the Book
Title:
 Tempting Isabel
Series: Paradise South #1
Author: Rissa Brahm
Publisher: 108 Degrees
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Luck. Lust. Love.

Wedding planner Isabel Ruiz is cursed. Her hometown of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico agrees, considering her tragic track record. Alone and loveless, she creates fairy-tale weddings for others. Her only distraction? The occasional anonymous fling. So to avoid further tragedy, her rule, one–night–only, is never broken…

Until Zack.

Self-made millionaire Zack James is in town for his brother’s wedding, when a sudden spell of depression hits. Maybe burned out by his fast and luxurious lifestyle? Not even his two female companions hold any interest.

That is, until he meets Isabel.

She humbles and captivates him, reigniting his thirst for life. With her, Zack feels more alive than ever. To his delight—and her dismay—they share a deep bond, a sensual connection, and one mind-bending night.

Zack must have her – to complete him. And Isabel must escape him – to save him.

Their game of catch and chase leads to lust-turned-love. For Isabel, it’s fate’s cruelest joke. But Zack won’t quit, positive he’s the cure to her curse. Can he convince her to risk everything with him? Or will it all go south…in paradise.

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language, and adult situations. HEA.

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Excerpt
She let a smile lift her face. God, a smile so sweet it was sensual. He got a chest pain, a good pain, from that smile. Zack smiled back at her. Just staring and smiling, until her smile took on a more questioning look. Her gorgeous head tilted. Maybe unsure of what else to say? Because he sure as hell was.

Another silent beat went by until she noticed her purse on the ground. Zack felt panic shoot up his spine. Shit. She was about to leave his vicinity, his world. Damn it, say something…anything, asshole.

But then she bent over for the purse. Her firm yet gloriously voluptuous figure, hugged by that professional little skirt, just right in his face—God, he hated himself. He felt like a fiend, a dirty rotten monster for wanting her the way he did, imagining that ass pounding against his bare thighs. He was disgusted with himself for having such a primal desire for such an unknowingly exquisite being.

He composed himself as she stood up, and before she turned around, a small coffee-colored blotch on her back caught his eye. A tiny birthmark peeked out from her low-backed top in the shape of a puzzle piece, situated on a slight angle. It just floated there, lost-like. He kept his eyes on it until she pivoted around on her uneven heels to face him. He swallowed and cleared his throat. She smirked then nodded one last thanks to him and his awkward ass, and then left him standing there—his pride in the fetal position at his feet.

And Jesus, no hesitation, no glance back over her shoulder, just…nothing. Was she playing hard to get? No. She seemed too self-assured to play that game, and she didn’t have the attitude, either. She had a kindness in her eyes, a stoic sweetness. Games just didn’t seem her style.

Maybe married? But he hadn’t seen a ring. He would have noticed a ring.

No, it was all so much worse. He didn’t exist for her, just not on her radar, or in her very recent past, or even on her planet. She hadn’t been rude or snotty in the slightest, just wholly uninterested.

An earthquake just shook his world to a standstill. A woman, an angel, rather, just limped away from Zachary James in her one high heel without a qualm, without a care, without giving him a first, let alone a second, thought.

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Author Rissa Brahm

Author Rissa Brahm

About the Author
Contemporary romance author Rissa Brahm grew up in New York and has since lived in all four corners of the United States, and beyond. The beautiful paradise of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico—the core setting of her soul-deep & sensual debut series, Paradise South—is Rissa’s most recent and beloved home.

When not chained-by-choice to her MacBook, she is embarking on outdoor adventures with her husband and little girl, eating amazing Indian food with something chocolate for dessert; reading good, hot scorchers in bed; biking, long walks, and yoga; zoning out to killer music from across the decades and the globe; and getting lost only to discover a new exciting route home again.

Tempting Isabel, Book 1 of the Paradise South series, releases May 24, 2016, followed by Taking Jana, on June 14th and Catching Preeya on July 8th. To learn more about Rissa and her next romances of the series, visit her website or shout out to her on Facebook or Twitter!.

Where to Find Rissa Brahm
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – Hot and Nerdy 2 by Shannyn Schroeder

Hot and Nerdy 2 Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Hot & Nerdy 2, the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series, Hot & Nerdy by Shannyn Schroeder. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Hot and Nerdy 2 by Shannyn SchroederHot and Nerdy 2 by Shannyn Schroeder

Hot and Nerdy 2 by Shannyn Schroeder

About the Book
Title:
 Hot & Nerdy 2
Series: Hot and Nerdy Series #2
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
PUblisher: Penguin/Random House
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Adam, Hunter, and Free have a lot in common, like geeky passions and not exactly great track records when it comes to dating. But a New Year’s Eve bash will bring everything they’ve ever wanted–and so much more . . .

His Work Of Art

Adam Hayes has never met a girl like Reese. She’s sassy, smart, and loves talking comics, although he can’t see why she’d choose DC over Marvel. He’s thrilled to finally put his artistic chops to use in their upcoming comic project. But when the two combine forces, they churn out magic in more ways than they had planned . . .

His New Jam

There’s something unusual about the sarcastic percussionist Hunter Reed hired for his band. For one thing, she’s impervious to his advances. But when Hunter sees how passionate Sydney is behind the drums, he orchestrates a plan to find out if she kisses like she plays. What he doesn’t anticipate is falling so hard . . .

His Dream Role

Free Mitchell loves the theater. When he’s masquerading as Dr. Who or Sherlock Holmes, he feels he can escape his shy, dorky persona. But nothing’s prepared him to play boyfriend to a gorgeous girl like Samantha Wolf. The more time they spend together, the more they seem to be going off the script, and the hotter everything gets . . .

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Excerpt #3
She reached for a slice as Adam walked in the back. He returned with some napkins, which was good because she now had sauce dripping on her chin. “Thanks,” she mumbled around a mouthful of hot cheese. Just as she wiped at her chin, a blob of sauce landed on her cargo pants. She rubbed at it, resigned to another stain.

The corners of his mouth lifted, but he said nothing. He leaned against the counter in front of the register. They ate in silence through their first pieces. They’d worked a long time to figure out how to approach this partnership.

No matter what, collaboration was rough.

Adam wiped his hands on a napkin. “Do you think this is going to work?”

“What? Us?” Probably not the best wording.

He nodded.

“As long as you give up your boob fixation, yeah.” She blew out a heavy breath that puffed her bangs away from her forehead. “It’s harder than I thought. It’d be cool if we could just do a Vulcan mind meld, and you could see inside my head and know what I’m picturing. If I had any artistic skill, I’d attempt to draw it myself. But I find stick figures challenging.”

“So Lyrid can’t have big tits. I get it. You can stop telling me. But I’m not going to draw her like a guy either.”

The jab hit home. More times than she cared to think about, people had commented on her appearance. “I don’t want her to be a guy. But real women don’t have a two-inch waist to go with their ginormous boobs.”

“Lyrid isn’t real. She’s a character. A fantasy.”

But why did the fantasy always have to be sex goddess? “Can we settle on a happy medium?” She squinted at him and searched for the right words. “Curvy, but not voluptuous?” She pointed at him. “And no spillage.”

“Spillage?”

She cupped her hands in front of her own small chest. “Spillage. Popping out of a ridiculous outfit.”

Adam dropped his pizza back in the box and went to the drawing table. He flipped up his sketch pad. An intense expression took over his face and Reese stared. She couldn’t look away. His long fingers moved quickly with a pencil in his left hand. She knew that when he was finished, smudges would be smeared on the edge of his palm as well as on his fingertips.

It was like she was no longer in the room.

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Author Shannyn Schroeder

Author Shannyn Schroeder

About the Author
Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends finding love. Her new series (For Your Love) will release this summer with the first title Under Your Skin. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.

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Where to Find Shannyn Schroeder
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Blog Tour – Playlist + Giveaway – The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam Series) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for The Lunam Ceremony, the first book in the paranormal/urban fantasy romance series, Lunam by Nicole Loufas. See below for information on the book, buy links, the book’s playlist, and details on her giveaway.

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

About the Book
Title:
 The Lunam Ceremony
Series: Lunam #1
Author: Nicole Loufas
Release Date: April 3, 2016
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Born from a curse that allows her kind to shift from human to wolf, Kalysia won the genetic lottery. She is the offspring of an original, born to lead and bound by her duty to produce an heir to continue their bloodline she must leave the only life she has ever known to take part in The Lunam Ceremony. This ancient ritual will solidify her place in the pack and determine who she will love for the rest of her life. There’s just one problem – Kalysia doesn’t believe in love.

That changes when she falls into the hands of Dillan Dukes. The attraction is undeniable. The connection unbreakable. He is everything love at first site is supposed to be, suddenly her future doesn’t look that bad.

Unwilling to give up hope on going to college and having the life her and Dillan fantasize about outside the pack, she reluctantly takes on the role as pack leader. When an unexpected proposal is made that will grant both Dillan and Kalysia their freedom she is willing to put her ego, and her heart aside, to make her dream come true.

One night.

One act of selflessness.

For the life she’s always dreamt about.

Only things are not what they seem.

Can Kalysia and Dillan find happily ever after with the consequences of that night haunting them forever?

Will one fateful night destroy Kalysia’s future along with the future of the pack?

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Playlist (Spotify)

  • Dayum Baby, Florida Georgia Line
  • Waned, Hunter Hayes
  • So in Love With You, Jake Etheridge
  • I’d Rather Go Blind, Etta James
  • Girl Crush, Little Big Town
  • Best of My Love, Eagles
  • Take Your Time, Sam Hunt
  • Make You Miss Me, Sam Hunt
  • Suffer, Charlie Puth
  • Unlike Any Other, Delta Rae
  • Sideways, Santana (Citizen Cope)

 

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Author Nicole Loufas

Author Nicole Loufas

About the Author
Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short – kids that lie become writers..

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Where to Find Nicole Loufas
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Cover Reveal – Olivia Decoded (Olivia Twisted) by Vivi Barnes

Olivia Decoded Cover Reveal

Entangled Teen and author, Vivi Barnes, are unveiling the cover to Olivia Decoded, the second book in her young adult science fiction/thriller romance, Olivia Twisted, releasing September 6, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book and series, and pre-order links.

Olivia Decoded (Olivia Twisted #2) by Vivi Barnes

Olivia Decoded (Olivia Twisted #2) by Vivi Barnes

About the Book
Title: Olivia Decoded
Series: Olivia Twisted #2
Author: Vivi Barnes
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Thriller Romance
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CABarnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

Synopsis
Olivia
This isn’t my Jack, who once looked at me like I was his world. The guy who’s occupied the better part of my mind for eight months.

This is Z, criminal hacker with a twisted agenda and an arsenal full of anger.

Olivia’s spent the past year trying to get her life on track. New school. New friends. New attitude. But old flames die hard, and one look at Jack—the hacker who enlisted her into his life and his hacking ring, stole her heart, and then left her—and every memory, every moment, every feeling comes rushing back. But Jack’s not the only one resurfacing in Liv’s life.

Jack
If there was any part of her that still wanted me, even a little, I’d never be able to let her go. But I couldn’t do that to her. She deserves better than a criminal like me.

When a stalker hell-bent on scaring Liv and framing Jack enters Liv’s life, Jack and Liv will have to work together to find out who it is before someone gets hurt, or worse. But can Liv learn to trust Jack again, when he can’t—or won’t—give up his life of hacking for good?

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Olivia Twisted (Olivia Twisted #1) by Vivi Barnes

Olivia Twisted (Olivia Twisted #1) by Vivi Barnes

About Book 1
Title: Olivia Twisted
Series: Olivia Twisted #1
Author: Vivi Barnes
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction/Thriller Romance
Links: GoodreadsAmazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CABarnes & Noble | iBooksKobo | Entangled

Synopsis
Olivia
He tilts my chin up so my eyes meet his, his thumb brushing lightly across my lips. I close my eyes. I know Z is trouble. I know that being with him is going to get me into trouble. I don’t care.

At least at this moment, I don’t care.

Tossed from foster home to foster home, Olivia’s seen a lot in her sixteen years. She’s hardened, sure, though mostly just wants to fly under the radar until graduation. But her natural ability with computers catches the eye of Z, a mysterious guy at her new school. Soon, Z has brought Liv into his team of hacker elite—break into a few bank accounts, and voila, he drives a motorcycle. Follow his lead, and Liv might even be able to escape from her oppressive foster parents. As Liv and Z grow closer, though, so does the watchful eye of Bill Sykes, Z’s boss. And he’s got bigger plans for Liv…

Z
I can picture Liv’s face: wide-eyed, trusting. Her smooth lips that taste like strawberry Fanta.
It was just a kiss. That’s all. She’s just like any other girl.

Except that she’s not.

Thanks to Z, Olivia’s about to get twisted.

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Author Vivi Barnes

Author Vivi Barnes

About the Author
Vivi Barnes was raised on a farm in East Texas where her theater-loving mom and cowboy dad gave her a unique perspective on life. After college, she convinced her supportive husband to move with her to be part of the sunshine and magic in Orlando, Florida. On a good day, she manages to divide her time writing, working, reading, goofing off with her three kids, and avoiding dirty dishes. Vivi is a proud member of SCBWI and attends conferences whenever she can.

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Where to find Vivi Barnes
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Book Blitz – Interview + Giveaway – The Heart’s Journey Home – A Layover in Doppelganger-Ville by Nikki Jackson

The Heart’s Journey Home - A Layover in Doppelganger-Ville Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for A Layover in Doppelganger-Ville, the second book in the young adult contemporary romance series, The Heart’s Journey Home, by Nikki Jackson. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive interview, and details on her giveaway.

The Heart’s Journey Home - A Layover in Doppelganger-Ville by Nikki Jackson

The Heart’s Journey Home – A Layover in Doppelganger-Ville by Nikki Jackson

About the Book
Title
: A Layover in Doppelganger-Ville
Series: The Heart’s Journey #2
Author: Nikki Jackson
Publisher: Book Baby
Category: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2016
LinksGoodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Picking up where The Heart’s Journey Home: California Blend Summer Vacation leaves off, book two in the series follows seventeen-year-old Tori Logan as she and her best friends, AJ and Kalea, accompany Tori’s archeologist father to Israel.

Tori Logan is used to her life looking a little different from the lives of other girls her age. She’s also used to having plenty of adventures, so when she and her best friends see an excavated quarry in one of Jerusalem’s most famous archeological sites, they waste no time checking it out for themselves. Adventurous and fiercely independent, Tori leads her friends into the quarry where they happen upon what appears to be a secret passageway. As the trio laughs and jokes, small rumblings turn into big quakes and the walls start to crumble around them. Kalea and AJ escape, but the site collapses before Tori can find her way out.

When she comes regains consciousness, Tori realizes she’s traveled back in time to ancient Jerusalem. With her quick wit and drive to survive, she concocts a story about why she, a foreigner, is there and finds shelter with a widow woman named Judith – who looks exactly like her father’s live-in girlfriend, Rachel.

As Tori encounters other people who are spitting images of loved ones back at home, she must reconcile truths about herself with the hard realities about the situation in which she finds herself.  But will these lessons last once she’s back at home?

Will she even make it home?

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Interview

Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?
I could say I’m Black, female, and I have gray hair in my dreadlocks, but all of that is boring.  What I’d really like to share is that I’ve spent the better part of my life dreaming about being a writer and now I am.   I was just eight years old when it struck me.  I was a regular little Black kid living in metro-Detroit.  I had just finished reading the first book series I ever read – The Boxcar Children and I had an epiphany.  This crystallized moment came upon me and I literally stood up in the bedroom I shared with my sisters and announced for the world to hear – “I’m going to be a writer when I grow up.”  Though my life has taken many roads, twists and turns, that yearning never left my soul.   I would think about it every now and then and just as quickly life would appear and distract me.  I got to the place where I said to myself – you’re either going to be a writer or not.  Once I started thinking seriously about writing and talking to myself about what I’d like to write, the book pretty much came to me.  

Tell us a little about your recently published book.
Well as you know book two of The Heart’s Journey Home series, titled A Layover in Doppelganger-ville has just been published.  I had a lot of fun writing it. The cool thing about it is that the main character Tori has gone back in time to ancient Jerusalem.  Without throwing any spoilers out she has found herself in a situation where her independent, I-can-do-it-myself, attitude is more of a hindrance than a help to her.  It’s even dangerous which she comes to learn, the hard way.  The book is about Tori being presented with the challenge to see things through a different lens and to decide what to do with that view. And then of course, how does she return to the present time.

What genre influenced you the most? And why?
I find that the Young Adult genre influence me the most.  When I started researching for my first book in the series – The Heart’s Journey Home: California Blend Summer Vacation, I discovered this whole young adult genre world.  I read The Hunger Games – I straight-up loved it.  From there Divergent (tore up loved it), Ender’s Game and The Fault in Our Stars.  By then I was pretty much hooked on the genre.  I knew young people were cool but I didn’t realize how straight-up out the box they were.  When I read the female characters in Hunger Games and Divergent I told myself that my lead was going to have to rock like these sisters.  I totally fell in love with the strong teen female character.  Not the “I’m strong and I don’t need anybody,” attitude, but the ‘this is messed up but I got this,” attitude. Teens taking their ground and holding their ground because they feel they have no other choice.  It’s like they looked around and they were the only ones standing there.  That’s why I love this genre, it’s unpretentious and honest, the characters are just real.

Favorite place to writer?
Panera Bread with a bowl of baked potato soup and a caramel latté on the table.  It’s not too quiet and it’s not too noisy.  I go to the Panera Bread in Allen Park near my home and I’ve gotten to know the employees and a few of the regulars and it’s just a good homey spot.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?
Everyone who knows me would laugh but its Stephen King.  I am so not into scary movies. Between the flying monkeys (the Wizard of Oz) and The Ring (that chick coming out of that well then the TV set?!)  it’s a wrap. What I love about King is his versatility.  The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, two totally non-scary works, both of which I really love.  I was shocked when I learned the TV series Under The Dome is based on King’s novel – Under The Dome.  Books, movies, TV, scary stuff, non-scary stuff and all of it’s good.  His scary stuff is just tore up good I just can’t sit through it.  His writing is great.  It’s descriptive and tight and it’s a thriller at the most purest basic level.  There’s a scary movie of his that I did sit through and loved – Storm of the Century.  The premise was just messed up. This scary looking guy shows up at this little out of the way town, kills a couple of people in a tore-up way and then takes all the little kids hostage – of sorts.  They’re all knocked out and he tells the parents and the town that they have to give him one of the kids (apparently for some reason he can’t just take the kid).  Give him one or he’s killing all of them.  How in the world were they going to get out of this dilemma?  Were they going to stand together or every parent for themselves?  In the end they caved as a town and gave into this guy.  They pulled lots and gave him one of the kids.  The rest of the movie showed the devastatingly lasting effect that one choice had on folks in the town (they had to cover the early deaths and the missing child with a lie). And at the end you learned what eventually happened to the kid.  What made the movie good for me was the interplay between the characters as they tried to figure out what to do.  Morality and ethics, basic humanity, strength and right were put on a trial of sorts and the outcome wasn’t pretty.  Human maybe, but messed up none the less.  I thought King’s premise was sweet and I’m still trying to determine what I would’ve done in the end.  That’s the formula of a grand story – the reader still talking about it years later.  

What exciting story are you working on next?
Young adult Science Fiction, your typical alien teen crash lands on earth and has to survive until his family locates him.  It’s your basic fish out of water story and I’m having fun watching how he has to blend in with regular Earthlings.  And yes I did say he.  The main character is a guy.  I’m really excited about that.  I don’t want to get stuck in a groove where the only main characters I, as the writer, relates to is female. I’m hoping to have it completed and published sometime next year.  I’ll keep you posted.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?
Commit to the dream.  Find a way to write everyday – work on something, journal, anything just so long as you’re writing.  Don’t be deterred by negative views or comments from friends, family or foe, believe in the writer you know yourself to be and let that be your guiding force.

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Author Nikki Jackson

Author Nikki Jackson

About the Author
Nikki Jackson considers herself to be an Indie Writer, Journeyman and Traveler. She’s camped out in the Grand Canyon just to see the sunrise over a stupendous backdrop and she yet dreams to travel to Mount Everest, not to climb any part of it but to simply stand at the North Base Camp and take it all in, in person. Nikki’s love of adventure was inspired at an early age at the local library where she spent summers reading about young travelers going cross-country and around the world. She loved the adventures that took her out of the bottom bunk of her bed (her favorite reading spot) and had her soaring across the clouds to lands filled with wonderful and diverse people. It was then and there Nikki decided she wanted to be a writer – she wanted to have the same effect on people reading books had on her. The Heart’s Journey Home is the beginning of the adventure.

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Where to Find Rhonda Sermon
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Midnight Society (The Midnight Chronicles) by Rhonda Sermon

The Midnight Society Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Midnight Society, the first book in the young adult science fiction/fantasy time travelling series, The Midnight Chronicles, by Rhonda Sermon. See below for information on the book, a pre-order link, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Midnight Society (The Midnight Chronicles #1) by Rhonda Sermon

The Midnight Society (The Midnight Chronicles #1) by Rhonda Sermon

About the Book
Title
: The Midnight Society
Series: The Midnight Chronicles
Author: Rhonda Sermon
Publisher: K & R Books
Category: Young Science Fiction/Fantasy Time Travel
Release Date: May 31, 2016
LinksGoodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Witness protection has a protocol for dealing with every situation—except magic.

Fifteen-year-old Cate’s life has been monitored since her new identity was created five years ago. She’s spent countless hours learning how to deal with potential threats and dangerous situations. None of which is any use when everyone around her is suddenly frozen like statues at the bus stop.

As Cate attempts to make sense of the frightening scene, a mysterious group of teenagers appear out of thin air. They are intrigued she’s not affected, but focus on completing their deadly mission, using baffling powers before they vanish again.

When the group seeks her out the next day, Cate is drawn into a world filled with sorcery and time travel. After she accidentally brings a cheerleader back from the dead, her incredible powers are revealed. Cate is shocked to discover she has a pivotal role to play in a centuries-old battle between two mortal enemies which threatens to destroy her entire world.

With the distinction between good and evil blurred, she’s faced with the excruciating choice of which side to join. Cate can save her family or protect thousands of people from death. She can’t do both. Will she risk destroying innocent lives to save the ones she loves?

The Midnight Society is the first book in The Midnight Chronicles series of young adult urban fantasy novels. If you like original butt-kicking heroines, fast-paced urban fantasy action, and unpredictable time travel twists, then you’ll love Rhonda Sermon’s refreshing, entertaining series starter.

The Midnight Society was originally released as Timesurfers. This book has a new name, new cover and additional content..

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Excerpt #1
Eve threw her arms around Cate with so much force, they collided with a group of students from their school standing at the bus stop. “I rushed to find you the second I heard. Are you okay?”

Cate disentangled herself from her friend’s overzealous bear hug. “What are you talking about?”

The mobile phones from the nearby students beeped in quick succession and they looked from their glowing screens to Cate.

Eve’s eye’s widened, and she snatched Cate’s phone from her hand just as it beeped. “Before you read that text, remember I may be your only friend, but I’m an awesome one. It’s not like you need a boyfriend. You’ve got me.”

Unfortunately, that wasn’t true. Cate’s witness protection rules specifically stated she needed a boyfriend. Her breath, mixed with the freezing air, created smoke as she exhaled. “Let me see the text.”

“Prepare yourself.” Her friend squeezed her eyes shut and held the phone out for Cate to read the new text message.

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Author Rhonda Sermon

Author Rhonda Sermon

About the Author
Rhonda lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband and two children. Her two ragdoll cats can often be found helpfully walking over her keyboard, chasing her mouse or generally complaining loudly about the lack of priority their needs are being given. On the good days, she adores writing, on the challenging days, it’s still awesome. Her debut novel The Midnight Society was a finalist in the Young Adult category and overall runner up in The Strongest Start 2012 Contest hosted by TheNextBigWriter.com..

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Where to Find Rhonda Sermon
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Release Day + Giveaway – Touched by Love (Love in Bloom) by Melissa Foster

Touched by Love Release

Welcome to the release blitz for Touched by Love, the sixth book in the contemporary romance series, Love in Bloom: The Remingtons, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Foster. See below for information on the book, buy links, and details on her giveaway.

Touched by Love (Love in Bloom - The Remingtons #5) by Melissa Foster

Touched by Love (Love in Bloom – The Remingtons #5) by Melissa Foster

About the Book
Title: Touched by Love
Series: Love in Bloom: The Remingtons
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World LIterary Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Smashwords

Synopsis
Fiercely independent Janie Jansen has always believed there were worse things in life than being blind, and she’s spent her life proving it. She’s moved away from her overprotective parents, built a life in New York City, and is one of the top technical editors in her company. That is, until an unfortunate accident turns her life upside down and she’s forced to give up the very independence she’s worked so hard to achieve.

Firefighter Boyd Hudson pushed past his tragic past and is weeks away from accomplishing his ultimate dream—being accepted into medical school. His intense focus on his goal while working three jobs has taken its toll. With a trail of failed relationships behind him, Boyd is painstakingly aware of his limitations and avoids girlfriends completely—a difficult task given his attraction to one of his co-workers.

When Boyd comes to Janie’s rescue, she’s forced to accept his help, and Janie discovers there’s more to the sexy-sounding office flirt than one-liners. Their connection deepens as Janie heals, but it turns out that Janie isn’t the only one who needs healing. Boyd’s painful past comes back to haunt him, threatening their relationship and forcing Boyd to reevaluate everything he knows about himself.

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 WANT MORE REMINGTONS? 

Game of Love (Dex)
Stroke of Love (Sage)
Flames of Love (Siena)
Slope of Love (Rush)
Read, Write, Love (Kurt)

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Author Melissa Foster

Author Melissa Foster

About the Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa also co-writes the Love on Rockwell Island series with New York Times bestselling author Bella Andre. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website. Never miss a release! Follow Melissa here on Amazon and sign up for her newsletter: www.MelissaFoster.com/Newsletter

Where to Find Melissa Foster
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Book Review – Winging It (Corrigan Falls Raiders) by Cate Cameron

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Winging It (Corrigan Falls Raiders #3) by cate Cameron

Winging It (Corrigan Falls Raiders #3) by cate Cameron

4.5 Stars

Synopsis
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains adult language, ice-melting kisses, and a swoon-worthy hero. This fake relationship romance will have you wishing for a hockey player of your own…

Natalie West and Toby Cooper were best friends growing up, on and off the ice. But when Toby’s hockey career took off, their friendship was left behind. Now Natalie has a crazy plan to land her crush—Toby’s biggest rival—and she needs Toby’s help to pull it off.

When Nat asks Toby to be her fake boyfriend, he can’t say no. Not when it means getting his best friend back. But Natalie is all grown up now, and spending time with her—even when it’s just playing hockey together—stirs up a lot of feelings, old and new. Suddenly pretending to be interested in her isn’t hard at all…if only she wanted him and not his enemy.

Hockey tore them apart. Can it put them back together?

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My Review
Winging It is my favorite book in the series so far. I’m a big fan of friends-to-more stories, Toby is utterly adorable, and I love Nat. She isn’t just interested in a hockey player, she IS one. Nat and Toby were best friends on and off the ice when they were younger, but after puberty and boys and girls no longer played on the same team, their friendship drifted into acquaintance territory. At least until Nat sees a chance to enlist Toby’s help to attract the attention of Toby’s uber-hot cousin, Scott, who just moved back to town. Scott has a thing for Toby’s girlfriends, so by pretending to date Toby, Nat hopes to snare Scott. But being with Toby again, their friendship always so easy, Nat feels conflicted for a variety of reasons. Maybe she feels something more for Toby than just friendship. And just maybe he does, too.

Plot
I loved the plot. Not just the love triangle, which was a little different than some others I’ve read recently, but the hockey subplot. I absolutely adore that Natalie was an athlete with her own hopes and dreams. Being a girl in a hockey town where boys’ hockey is revered and girls’ hockey is a hobby, only made it that much more delicious. I enjoyed how author, Cate Cameron, wove everything together as Toby genuinely wants to help Nat with her game skills, even though he knows she’s just using him to get to his jerk of a cousin. So much angst in this story, and I so love my teen angst.

Characters
Toby is my favorite Corrigan Falls Raider. There I said it. Yep, he may not be the most talented, but he’s the most adorable. And Nat may not be petite and girlie, but I love her even more for her shin pads and hockey stick. The only thing about Nat that really bothered me was the fact that she was so obsessed with someone like Scott. I know teens can be shallow at times, but it seemed a bit out of character for her, but then again, who isn’t at some point drawn to the jerk just because he has a pretty face?

What Didn’t Work for Me
1. A little more kissing would have been nice, but that’s about all I can complain about.

Top Five Things I Enjoyed About Winging It
1. Toby. He’s sweet, charming, and funny without being perfect.
2. Nat. I love her hockey-playing bad self.
3. Dawn. Toby’s ex-girlfriend was really more of a friend, doing her best to set up Toby and Nat. While an ex trying to set up her ex seems weird on the surface, it made sense to me in the context of these characters.
4. Friends to more than friends. One of my favorite tropes.
5. The hockey. I loved seeing it from both sides this time.

Bottom Line
My favorite book in the series so far with fantastic characters and fun plot that moves along at a steady pace.

Disclaimer
I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Book
Title: Winging It
Series: Corrigan Falls Raiders #3
Author: Cate Cameron
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Pages: 162
Category: Young Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | Entangled

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About the Author
Cate Cameron grew up in the city but moved to the country in her mid-twenties and isn’t looking back. Most of her writing deals with people living and loving in small towns or right out in the sticks—when there aren’t entertainment options on every corner, other people get a lot more  interesting!

She likes to write stories about real people struggling with real issues. YA, NA, or contemporary  romance, her books are connected by their emphasis on subtle humor and characters who are trying to do the right thing, even when it would be a lot easier to do something wrong.

Where to find Cate Cameron
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Cover Reveal – Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich

Leaving Me Behind Cover Reveal

bestselling author of the Stark Series, Sigal Ehrlich, is unveiling the cover to Leaving Me Behind, a contemporary romancereleasing May 24, 2016. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a pre-order link.

Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich

Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich

About the Book
Title: Leaving Me Behind
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Genre:
 Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
He was supposed to be a personal challenge. A Spanish lover – younger and sinfully attractive. A daring, wild experience for one night.

My liberation from my self-oppressed lifestyle was planned out carefully down to the last detail.

Everything except . . .HIM.

I didn’t see it coming, not by a long shot. My plan was safe. I was going to quit my job, say goodbye to the restraints of the life I had known, and follow my dreams.

I rented a house halfway across the globe in an exotic Spanish town on the coast. I made some new friends. I reveled in luscious food and a stunning landscape. Most of all I savored my new found freedom.

That is until I met HIM.

It was supposed to be a night of lost inhibitions, soon to become a sweet memory. That was my plan. He had something different in mind.

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Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich (Full Cover)

Leaving Me Behind by Sigal Ehrlich (Full Cover)

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Author Sigal Ehrlich

Author Sigal Ehrlich

About the Author
By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

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Where to Find Sigal Ehrlich
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam Series) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for The Lunam Ceremony, the first book in the paranormal/urban fantasy romance series, Lunam by Nicole Loufas. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

The Lunam Ceremony (Lunam #1) by Nicole Loufas

About the Book
Title:
 The Lunam Ceremony
Series: Lunam #1
Author: Nicole Loufas
Release Date: April 3, 2016
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Born from a curse that allows her kind to shift from human to wolf, Kalysia won the genetic lottery. She is the offspring of an original, born to lead and bound by her duty to produce an heir to continue their bloodline she must leave the only life she has ever known to take part in The Lunam Ceremony. This ancient ritual will solidify her place in the pack and determine who she will love for the rest of her life. There’s just one problem – Kalysia doesn’t believe in love.

That changes when she falls into the hands of Dillan Dukes. The attraction is undeniable. The connection unbreakable. He is everything love at first site is supposed to be, suddenly her future doesn’t look that bad.

Unwilling to give up hope on going to college and having the life her and Dillan fantasize about outside the pack, she reluctantly takes on the role as pack leader. When an unexpected proposal is made that will grant both Dillan and Kalysia their freedom she is willing to put her ego, and her heart aside, to make her dream come true.

One night.

One act of selflessness.

For the life she’s always dreamt about.

Only things are not what they seem.

Can Kalysia and Dillan find happily ever after with the consequences of that night haunting them forever?

Will one fateful night destroy Kalysia’s future along with the future of the pack?

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Excerpt #3
The old woman stops chanting and begins the ritual. “When you pass through the smoke, you will inhale the spirit of your ancestors, and you will inherit the gift that was bestowed upon us by our mother, Gaia. When you step into the moonlight, you will become one with nature and a child of the moon. Gaia gave us the ability to choose the life we want to live. Choose the form that will give life to your pack, your family, your soul. Come forth and be blessed.”

This is my destiny. My life. My choice. I chant the words in my head as I edge towards the canopy. I don’t see the first few phase, but I hear howling echo from the trees. When I’m fifth in line, I see Clio pass through the smoke. She walks swiftly down the path side by side with Tripp. It happens so quickly; I don’t even think Clio feels it. One moment she is walking on two legs, and a split second later, she’s running on four in the moonlight. Tripp is hot on her tail.

When it’s my turn, I look to see who is standing beside me and find Dillan staring back. I wonder if he’s been there all along. Why didn’t I notice him? He smiles, and my stomach burns with desire. I’m so focused on Dillan I don’t remember passing through the smoke. I don’t realize what I’m doing until I see moonlight splayed across the dirt in front of me. I feel Dillan’s eyes on me; he’s waiting for me to go first. I’m stuck, I can’t move. I don’t want to be claimed by nature. I don’t want to be claimed by anything or anyone. I think about Gaia. She turned a pack of wolves into humans to save her from loneliness. We are a species born from one woman’s desire for companionship. You can call it a gift, but it can also be seen as a curse. The wolves had no choice, I do. I lift my foot to step into the light, but instead I step back. I hear Cassie gasp behind me. A voice in my head is chanting. Go. Go. Only I don’t know which direction it wants me to move in. I start to turn around when I feel his hand grip mine.

“We’ll do it together,” Dillan says. We lock eyes, and he gently pulls me forward. We stand at the edge of the canopy. Our past behind us, our future before us, hand in hand. We’ll do it together. His words echo in my head. He is the one. He will be my partner. We’ll do it together.

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Author Nicole Loufas

Author Nicole Loufas

About the Author
Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short – kids that lie become writers..

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Where to Find Nicole Loufas
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Release Day – Wasted Words by Staci Hart

Wasted Words Release

Welcome to release day for Wasted Words, a new adult contemporary romanceby Staci Hart. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a couple of steamy teasers.

Wasted Words by Staci HartWasted Words by Staci Hart

Wasted Words by Staci Hart

About the Book
Title: Wasted Words
Author: Staci Hart
Release Date: May 19, 2016
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK

Synopsis
Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.

Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson.

She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. So she shelved him next to the supermodels and rock stars and took her place on her own shelf — the one with the flannel-clad, pasty-faced comic book nerds. Most of her boyfriends have existed between the pages of books, but rather than worrying over her own lacking love life, she puts all her energy into playing Cupid, using her job at the book bar, Wasted Words, as her stomping ground.

Tyler Knight always looks on the bright side. His career-ending injury turned into a job as a sports agent. A horrible breakup led him to Cam, his quirky, smart roommate who is far more beautiful than she realizes. She’s made it perfectly clear she’s not interested in him — not like that at least — but if she ever changes her mind, he won’t hesitate. Because he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.

*A romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma*

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Author Staci Hart

Author Staci Hart

About the Author
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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Where to Find Staci Hart
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