#1LineWed – Pretty

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Pretty. Here’s a line from Chapter 6 of The Invasion, book 4 in The Union Series, from Cyrus’s POV.

Once the Uprising figures out who was behind the attacks on the camps, we’re all pretty much screwed.

 

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

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#1LineWed – Pull

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

“Hey, asshole!” The big dude beside me glares, sleeves rolled to his elbows, his shirt gaping between buttons where it’s pulled over his extended belly.

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

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#1LineWed – 23

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is 23Here’s a line from page 23 of The Invasion, book 4 in The Union Series, from Cyrus’s POV.

The girl from the bar pushes her door closed and presses me against it. She kisses me hard, desperate, hot, wrong. She feels and tastes like a mistake.

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

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Book Blitz – Night Shift by B.R. Myers

Night Shift Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Night Shift, the first book in the young adult urban fantasy/paranormal romance series, Night Shift, by B.R. Myers. See below for information on the book, buy links, the book trailer, and details on her giveaway.

Night Shift (The Night Shift #1) by B.R. Myers

Night Shift (The Night Shift #1) by B.R. Myers

About the Book
Title: Night Shift
Author: Night Shift Series #1
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Genre:
Young Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords

Synopsis
At Willard’s department store, none of the night security guards survive for long, and eighteen-year-old Daniel Gale is about to discover why.

Tired of living out of his backpack, he ignores the clerk’s gossip about the old building being haunted and accepts the latest vacated position of night guard. On his first shift Daniel narrowly escapes a fatal fall down an elevator shaft and is rescued by Mary—a bossy and intriguing girl far too beautiful for after hours inventory.

Anticipating every night shift as a chance to be with her, Daniel thinks his traveling days are over hoping that Manhattan is the place to call home. But as his life becomes more entwined with Willard’s, Daniel senses unnatural changes and bizarre coincidences both with Mary and the store itself. Soon he begins to suspect Willard’s is hiding something more sinister than gossip about ghosts—something that could make him the next casualty of the NIGHT SHIFT. 

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Author B.R. Myers

Author B.R. Myers

About the Author
I write YA, appreciate a design in my cappuccino, love shopping for vintage jewelry and dream in color.

Coming from Nimbus Publishing, my contemporary coming of age novels, BUTTERFLIES DON’T LIE (SEPTEMBER 15,2014) and GIRL ON THE RUNJUST JESSE (Fall 2015). from Fierce Ink Press, ASP OF ASCENSION (July 2015).
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Where to Find B.R. Myers
Goodreads | WebsiteFacebookTwitter

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#1LineWed – Now

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

“It…it reminds me of…” Of what? What I gave up to be here? The girl I love who’s now screwing someone else?

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

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#1LineWed – Old

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Old. Here’s a line from my WIP, a young adult superhero novel, Superhero High.

He shoves his gun against my spine and pushes me toward an ancient house with slumping walls and a crumbling roof.

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

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#1LineWed – Friendship

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Friendship. Here’s a line from my new young adult superhero novel, Superhero High.

The album is filled with pictures of us. Ballet recitals, swim meets, birthdays. We’ve been together for all life’s important events. Until now. I swipe away a tear and whisper, “I can’t do this without you, Ronny.”

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

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Release Day + Giveaway – Act Like It by Lucy Parker

Act Like It Release

Today is release day for Act Like It, a contemporary romance by Lucy Parker. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Act Like It by Lucy Parker

Act Like It by Lucy Parker

About the Book
Title: Act Like It
Author: Lucy Parker
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
This just in: romance takes center stage as West End theatre’s Richard Troy steps out with none other than castmate Elaine Graham

Richard Troy used to be the hottest actor in London, but the only thing firing up lately is his temper. We all love to love a bad boy, but Richard’s antics have made him Enemy Number One, breaking the hearts of fans across the city.

Have the tides turned? Has English rose Lainie Graham made him into a new man?

Sources say the mismatched pair has been spotted at multiple events, arm in arm and hip to hip. From fits of jealousy to longing looks and heated whispers, onlookers are stunned by this blooming romance.

Could the rumors be right? Could this unlikely romance be the real thing? Or are these gifted stage actors playing us all?

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Excerpt
It would have helped if she’d got further than the couch part of the couch-to-5k training plan she’d printed off the internet. Lainie crossed the finishing line and immediately dropped her head toward the ground, leaning her hands against her thighs and fiercely rejecting the urge to vomit. She was embarrassingly unfit, but if the chain-smoking, foulmouthed comedian two steps ahead of her could finish with a smile on his face and no visible signs of nausea, then so could she. She straightened with an effort, cringing as her back made an audible cracking sound. Performing in a play was a physical job, for God’s sake. It required stamina. She didn’t even have the excuse of sitting behind a computer all day.

Camera lights flashed as more participants made it over the line. They included several soap actors, a controversial political commentator, a popular abstract artist, and a DJ from Radio 1. The fund-raising committee had managed to put together a respectable hit list of names for the Shining Lights UK 5k, considering that Fun Runs were among the least popular of charitable events. She couldn’t even say the term without an ironic inflection on the first word. What kind of half-witted masochist actually enjoyed running on a drizzly October morning in London? On a weekday, no less, when there were plenty of people about with laptops and coffee cups, observing the mania with perplexity.

Lainie had tried to suggest an alternative—a bake-off, a rock concert—but the director of the foundation was a jogging enthusiast who refused to believe that other people might not share his predilection for spandex. She saw him now, standing by the refreshment table, doing some kind of yoga stretch and looking cool and unfazed. He didn’t even have sweat stains in his armpits. Unnatural.

“Well done!” he called to her. “How was that?”

About thirty-five minutes of pure, wheezing hell, thank you for asking.

“Great,” she said, desperately sucking air into her abused lungs. “Brilliant way to start the day.” If you enjoy unrelenting pain. “I beat my personal best time.”

Which was true, in the sense that she had never run a 5k before and hopefully never would again.

Oh, well. It was all money for worthy coffers.

“Couldn’t agree with you more,” he enthused. “Nothing more invigorating than an early morning run.”

The poor man had obviously never had early morning sex. Or a caramel latte.

He nodded toward the throng of spectators, shivering under their support banners. “Good to see the SOs out in force, as well.”

“The SOs?” she asked blankly, trying to follow the direction of his gaze. Had she failed to swot up on necessary athletic jargon as well? Safety Officers? Sports Officials? Sulky Octopi? She had no idea.

“Significant others. Always helps to have a cheerleader on the sidelines, doesn’t it?” He chuckled. “Yours looks a bit worn around the edges. Dragged him out of bed early, did you?”

Completely at sea, Lainie didn’t respond. Then she finally saw what—or rather whom—he was looking at. Richard was leaning against a pop-up art installation. The enormous statue of a polar bear wore an identical frown and a similar amount of facial hair. The bear was evidently very worried about the status of global warming; a stroppy and still unshaven Richard appeared more concerned with his own warmth, or lack thereof. His hands were thrust in his pockets and he was doing the standing jig-dance of the cold and crabby, bobbing from one foot to the other.

Absently excusing herself from the grinning director, Lainie hurried over to him, blowing on her own ungloved hands. Now that she had stopped running, the chill was creeping in.

“What are you doing here?” she asked, amazed and irritable. This had not, as far as she knew, been on their agreed list of activities, and she couldn’t imagine he was pining for her company. She felt justifiably annoyed with him for turning up when she was a red-faced, snot-nosed mess. Not that she had ever exactly bowled him over when she was a painstakingly curled, professionally made-up siren, either.

Although he hadn’t seemed repelled during that one rain-saturated moment earlier in the week. Which she was never going to think about again. She’d been telling herself so all week.

He hadn’t wanted to kiss her.

Had he?

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Author Lucy Parker

Author Lucy Parker

About the Author
Lucy Parker lives in the gorgeous Central Otago region of New Zealand, where she feels lucky every day to look out at mountains, lakes, and vineyards. She has a degree in Art History, loves museums and art galleries, and doodles unrecognizable flowers when she has writer’s block.

When she’s not writing, working or sleeping, she happily tackles the towering pile of to-be-read books that never gets any smaller. Thankfully, there’s always another story waiting.

Her interest in romantic fiction began with a pre-teen viewing of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Firth-style), which prompted her to read the book as well. A family friend introduced her to Georgette Heyer, and the rest was history.

Where to Find Lucy Parker
Goodreads Website | Twitter | Facebook | Street Team | Newsletter | Pinterest

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Cover Reveal Day 4 – Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones) by Rachel Van Dyken

Welcome to the final day of the Untouchable Darkness cover reveal. Here it is, the fully revealed cover to the second book in the paranormal romance series, The Dark Ones, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken. The book releases on December 29, but you can pre-order now. See below for links.

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: Untouchable Darkness
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #2
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To love a Dark One is to invite death…

It is wrong to love her.
It is worse to want her.
It is sin to consume her.
I desire all three.

I’ve been given thirty days to prove my love to another immortal–as a human. Cursed to use nothing but the side of myself I’ve always despised to win her affection. I am Cassius, the King of the immortals, A Dark One.

And today I tasted fear for the first time.

How can I win her when my human emotions over take every ounce of logic I possess?

A darkness is brewing.
One I cannot stop as a human.
One that Stephanie, my loves visions, have shown, will be my end.
Thirty days ago I was King of the immortals.
Today I know fear.
Today I know how I will die.
By her hand.
The woman I love.​

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the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: The Dark Ones
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #1
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: September 20, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To touch a Dark One is death.

To talk to an immortal is suicide.

Yet, I’ve been marked by both.

A Vampire.

And the King of the immortals.

My life is no longer my own.

And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.

It was theirs. It’s always been theirs.

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Author Rachel Van Dyken

Author Rachel Van Dyken

About the Author

 Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

Where to find Rachel Van Dyken
Goodreads Website | NewsletterFacebook Twitter | Amazon
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Cover Reveal Day 3 – Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones) by Rachel Van Dyken

Welcome to the third day of the four-day Untouchable Darkness cover reveal. Every day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken, will reveal slightly more of the cover to Untouchable Darkness, the second book in her paranormal romance series, The Dark Ones Saga, releasing on December 29. See below for information on the book and pre-order links.

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: Untouchable Darkness
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #2
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To love a Dark One is to invite death…

It is wrong to love her.
It is worse to want her.
It is sin to consume her.
I desire all three.

I’ve been given thirty days to prove my love to another immortal–as a human. Cursed to use nothing but the side of myself I’ve always despised to win her affection. I am Cassius, the King of the immortals, A Dark One.

And today I tasted fear for the first time.

How can I win her when my human emotions over take every ounce of logic I possess?

A darkness is brewing.
One I cannot stop as a human.
One that Stephanie, my loves visions, have shown, will be my end.
Thirty days ago I was King of the immortals.
Today I know fear.
Today I know how I will die.
By her hand.
The woman I love.​

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the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: The Dark Ones
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #1
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: September 20, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To touch a Dark One is death.

To talk to an immortal is suicide.

Yet, I’ve been marked by both.

A Vampire.

And the King of the immortals.

My life is no longer my own.

And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.

It was theirs. It’s always been theirs.

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Author Rachel Van Dyken

Author Rachel Van Dyken

About the Author

 Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

Where to find Rachel Van Dyken
Goodreads Website | NewsletterFacebook Twitter | Amazon
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Cover Reveal Day 2 – Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones) by Rachel Van Dyken

Welcome to the second day of the four-day Untouchable Darkness cover reveal. Every day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken, will reveal slightly more of the cover to Untouchable Darkness, the second book in her paranormal romance series, The Dark Ones Saga, releasing on December 29. See below for information on the book and pre-order links.

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: Untouchable Darkness
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #2
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To love a Dark One is to invite death…

It is wrong to love her.
It is worse to want her.
It is sin to consume her.
I desire all three.

I’ve been given thirty days to prove my love to another immortal–as a human. Cursed to use nothing but the side of myself I’ve always despised to win her affection. I am Cassius, the King of the immortals, A Dark One.

And today I tasted fear for the first time.

How can I win her when my human emotions over take every ounce of logic I possess?

A darkness is brewing.
One I cannot stop as a human.
One that Stephanie, my loves visions, have shown, will be my end.
Thirty days ago I was King of the immortals.
Today I know fear.
Today I know how I will die.
By her hand.
The woman I love.​

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the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: The Dark Ones
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #1
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: September 20, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To touch a Dark One is death.

To talk to an immortal is suicide.

Yet, I’ve been marked by both.

A Vampire.

And the King of the immortals.

My life is no longer my own.

And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.

It was theirs. It’s always been theirs.

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Author Rachel Van Dyken

Author Rachel Van Dyken

About the Author

 Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

Where to find Rachel Van Dyken
Goodreads Website | NewsletterFacebook Twitter | Amazon
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Cover Reveal – Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones) by Rachel Van Dyken

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken, is revealing the cover to Untouchable Darkness, the second book in her paranormal romance series, The Dark Ones Saga, releasing on December 29. See below for information on the book and pre-order links.

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: Untouchable Darkness
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #2
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: December 29, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To love a Dark One is to invite death…

It is wrong to love her.
It is worse to want her.
It is sin to consume her.
I desire all three.

I’ve been given thirty days to prove my love to another immortal–as a human. Cursed to use nothing but the side of myself I’ve always despised to win her affection. I am Cassius, the King of the immortals, A Dark One.

And today I tasted fear for the first time.

How can I win her when my human emotions over take every ounce of logic I possess?

A darkness is brewing.
One I cannot stop as a human.
One that Stephanie, my loves visions, have shown, will be my end.
Thirty days ago I was King of the immortals.
Today I know fear.
Today I know how I will die.
By her hand.
The woman I love.​

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the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

the Dark Ones (The Dark Ones Saga #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

About the Book
Title: The Dark Ones
Series: The Dark Ones Saga #1
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: September 20, 2015
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | AmazonBarnes & Noble | iBooks | KoboSmashwords

Synopsis
To touch a Dark One is death.

To talk to an immortal is suicide.

Yet, I’ve been marked by both.

A Vampire.

And the King of the immortals.

My life is no longer my own.

And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with.

It was theirs. It’s always been theirs.

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Author Rachel Van Dyken

Author Rachel Van Dyken

About the Author

 Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

Where to find Rachel Van Dyken
Goodreads Website | NewsletterFacebook Twitter | Amazon
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#1LineWed – Time

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Time. Here’s a couple of lines from Cyrus’s POV from The Uprising.

I can’t pretend her sleeping with that douche doesn’t piss me off. I want to punch something every time I see him, which is pretty much every fucking day.

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

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