Friday, June 28, 2013

COVER REVEAL: MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER







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Expected publication: 
September 2, 2013


I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.

It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.
I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.
They say you should expect the unexpected. I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.





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Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

COVER REVEAL: FIRE & FLOOD BY VICTORIA SCOTT

Hello LOVES!

How are you? Get ready for lots of fangirl moments and pics and a link to Tori's giveaway (aka lots of rambling)
So yesterday, Victoria send the #VMafia a super amazing email, announcing (and letting us) post her cover reveal for her up coming novel with Scholastic FIRE & FLOOD

and we were like.... 



I mean. LOOK at it!! 


Is bold and soft and I just love the little smokey/shadowy thing behind the flames. While I love a cover with model as much as the next reader, this is different in such a good way! Like BOOM!



The only thing that could be better than this, is if it was an animated cover that went something like this:

*black screen*
FIRE & FLOOD
*the white feather slowly coming down from the top of the page and setting on fire* 

YUP
Why e-books don't  have animated covers??? 

OR you know, having Guy bring you the printed little beautiful book and sitting with you to read it...

Ok, so you may be wondering: what is this book about anyway? 


In a perilous race across the world, having the best Pandora can be the difference between life and death. 


Sixteen-year-old Tella Holloway isn’t happy. Her mother rushed them out of Boston and into a craptastic house nestled in Middle of Nowhere, Montana. To make matters worse, Tella’s brother is sick, and though a dozen doctors can’t determine the cause, her mother is sure Montana’s “fresh air” will help. Now Tella spends her days being homeschooled, and uses her imagination as entertainment.



But when a small blue box appears on her bed, Tella’s world is rocked. Inside the strange package she finds a white ear bud—and after she fits it into place and touches its blinking button—an unknown voice fills her head. Tella is invited to join the Brimstone Bleed, a race across four ecosystems: desert, sea, mountains, jungle. The voice in Tella’s ear explains she has 48 hours to retrieve her Pandora, an animal genetically designed to help her win.



Tella has never been the sporty type; she’s more a cheerleader than an athlete. But despite her mother’s warnings, she’s determined to compete in the race. And she’ll do anything to win, because if Tella is the Brimstone Bleed victor, she'll be granted a specific gift—the cure to save her brother’s life.



FIRE & FLOOD is a teen thriller set in modern day.



Sounds pretty cool, right?

And that's not all... Meet Tella Holloway

*From Victoria's Blog*

"Tella isn’t fearless. She isn’t built of strength and prowess and perfect bravery. She can be incredibly selfless. But she also gets scared. She loves a mean Greek salad and adores getting a good manicure with her best friend, Hannah. She likes fashion and cute boys and the “sicky song” her mom sings her when she doesn’t feel well. Tella is like a lot of us. She is normal. She is flawed. She doesn’t always make the right decision, and when she is thrown into the jungle and asked to make it to base camp with nothing more than an unhatched Pandora egg…she freaks the hell out.

Tella has brown eyes that are similar to her mother’s, and her father’s chestnut-colored curly hair. She is rather short and can run like nobody’s business. She wears a blue and green feather in her hair that hangs over her right shoulder, and she can dish out some serious snark. But more than anything, Tella Holloway loves her brother. So much so that when he gets sick, and she’s confronted with the slim chance to save him, she takes it.

The Brimstone Bleed is set in modern day, and what I wanted more than anything, was to tell this dangerous thriller story with a modern teen girl. One who cries when we would, who gets scared when we would be scared, and who despite how afraid she is at certain times, preservers anyway."


And meet Guy Chambers

*Also from Victoria's Blog*


"Guy is capable in every sense of the word. He knows how to tackle the sea, mountains, jungle, and desert with ease. He is extremely quiet and weary when it comes to letting anyone inside his circle of trust. Guy’s motto is to go the race alone, and win. And quite frankly, Tella is getting in the way of that plan. In the beginning, Guy is so cold and emotionless that Tella often refers to him as Serial Killer. But Guy Chambers is more like a Green Beret–able, lethal, strong. And his Pandora reflects that strength. Guy cracks his knuckles often, but never his thumbs. He has brothers he loves, and a father he won’t mention. And he loves newspapers–not to read, but rather the crackle the pages make as they’re being turned. Oh, and Guy Chambers is sexy as hell in a physically scarred, tattooed, tortured kind of way."



So, if you had to enter the Brimstone Bleed, what would your Pandora be?
*It HAS to be an small animal*

I'm going with a Quokka, also know as the happiest animal on earth =D




Sunday, June 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: NO STRINGS ATTACHED

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Hello Loves and welcome to our stop in the No String Attached Blog Tour. 


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NO STRINGS ATTACHED (A FALLING FOR YOU NOVELLA) BY NICOLETTE DAY
Published June 10th 2013 
Publisher: Entangled, LLC (Brazen)
*eARC was privided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review*

She wants one night. He wants her forever.

Hayden Summers just landed the job of a lifetime taking pictures for Time magazine, but she’s determined to leave with no regrets. The first thing on her list? Erase the memory of her cheating ex with a wild night of anonymous sex. The second? Figure out why her best friend, sexy bar owner Jace Jennings, stopped speaking to her the night she told him about the job. Jace has a problem. Hayden isn’t just leaving the country, she’s risking her life—just when he’s realized he’s in love with her. When fate traps them in the storage room of his bar together, barely contained desire simmers to surface. In one last attempt to keep her, Jace offers Hayden the one thing she wants: a night of hot sex, no strings attached. But when the night is over, will Jace be able to let her go? And will Hayden leave with her heart intact?



My first thought? This is short *pouts* After page one, I knew there was no way this little novella would be enough. 

No Strings Attached is sexy, hot, sweet and full of romance in a little pack of 62 pages. Honestly no wasted space here. 


I loved Hayden from page 1. She's so passionate about her job as a photographer and wanting to go to Sudan to record it all for the world to see. She wants one night with no regrets before going away to a place she might not come back from. 

Jace is Hayden's best friend. He always had her by his side, even when his family wasn't and he's not happy with her decision. He also happens to be an incredibly hot, tattooed bartender. 

When fates locks them up in the bar's storage room, sparks fly and the temperature rises. 

Jace and Hayden relationship is beautiful and we get too see a bit of how it was while they were kids. Honestly I can't seem to get enough of this short novella.

Nicolette writes an emotional, sexy story with great characters you won't get enough. 



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ABOUT NICOLETTE DAY


A mom by day and a romance writer by night, Nicolette Day harbors a weakness for black and white mochas and books that steam up her Kindle screen. She grew up in a one-stoplight town in Oklahoma where, once upon a time, she only dreamed of becoming a writer.
Nicolette now lives with her family in North Carolina in a town that has at least three stoplights. If you love young adult romance, check out Nicolette’s alter ego, Tara Fuller!


Friday, June 21, 2013

BOOK PROMO: ADDICTED TO YOU


When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter's latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn't a sex addict; she just doesn't do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.
At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.
Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.
As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can't kick.


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Colina Brennan is a new adult writer with a love for the fantastical and the romantic. When she isn’t writing, she’s attached at the hip to her kids or chasing her dog or daydreaming about what she wants to write next.






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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BOOK PROMO: THE ROCKIN' CHAIR

THE ROCKIN' CHAIR  BY STEVEN MANCHESTER 

Expected publication: June 18th 2013 
Publisher: The Story Plant 
(first published June 4th 2013)

Memories are the ultimate contradiction. They can warm us on our coldest days – or they can freeze a loved one out of our lives forever. The McCarthy family has a trove of warm memories. Of innocent first kisses. Of sumptuous family meals. Of wondrous lessons learned at the foot of a rocking chair. But they also have had their share of icy ones. Of words that can never be unsaid. Of choices that can never be unmade. Of actions that can never be undone.

Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future.

A rich portrait of a family at a crossroad, THE ROCKIN' CHAIR is Steven Manchester’s most heartfelt and emotionally engaging novel to date. If family matters to you, it is a story you must read.
 




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ABOUT STEVEN MANCHESTER

Steven Manchester is the published author of the #1 best seller, Twelve Months, as well as A Christmas Wish (the holiday prequel to Goodnight, Brian) and Goodnight, Brian. He is also the Pressed Pennies, The Unexpected Storm: The Gulf War Legacy and Jacob Evans, as well as several books under the pseudonym, Steven Herberts. His work has appeared on NBC's Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of his short stories were selected "101 Best" for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. 



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Available July 1, 2013
Sometimes to understand the present you have to conjure up the past...

The last thing Addison Harmon needed was to become tethered to the broody, often seemingly cold, Theo Van Rooyen, but that's exactly what happened.

Forced to partner up with Theo to figure out a way to break the tether, Addison soon realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

(New Adult/Mature Young Adult: Contains sexual situations, language, underage drinking, and drug usage.)







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






Monday, June 17, 2013

BOOK PROMO: SPRING TRAINING



He’s got his eye on the ball, but his sights are set on her.

For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.

Her father had warned her never to get involved with his athletes, so his request that she keep an eye on his new star player came straight out of left field. The last thing Jessa needs is another spoiled, egotistical ball player to deal with. But Garrett is none of those things. His no-nonsense attitude and smooth Southern charm make her blood burn and her knees weak. Giving into temptation, she is consumed by the pleasure she finds in Garrett’s arms.

Jessa wants to protect his career. Garrett won’t let anything get in the way of their passion.

A passion that could cost him everything.








Strawberries.
You’re such a dumbass.
What the hell was he thinking? If there was one thing every baseball player knew, it was that you didn’t fuck with the owner’s daughter. Ever.
And there he was … talking goddamned condoms and telling her she’d made him hungry.
Jesus Christ.
Garrett scrubbed his hand down his face. He’d heard about the beautiful Jessa Montgomery. From what he’d seen just now, she’d earned every ounce of praise. She was a total knockout. Her hair was a gorgeous shade of blonde and copper, long enough to drape over her breasts. Breasts that weren’t overly large, but perfect to fill his hands.
And her eyes. Garrett bit back a moan. Her eyes were mesmerizing. Not quite blue, not quite green.
But when she started rattling off stats with that voice as smooth as honey, sweet mercy, he’d gone rock hard. Which was damned uncomfortable when his junk was crammed into a protective cup.
Not even his mother could rattle off stats like that and know what they meant. The fact that Jessa understood the game he loved? Fucking. Sexy.
Garrett reached down to adjust himself, hoping to get some relief from the pinch currently nagging his balls.
Two weeks. He’d better chill the fuck out if he was going to survive two weeks with Jessa. Garrett respected the hell out of TJ Montgomery. It was rare for TJ to take a personal interest to the extent he had with him. He still hadn’t figured that one out, but Garrett liked the man. And he needed this job. He had his mom and Leah to worry about. And now little Georgia Grace.
His dad had died years ago, and now that his brother-in-law was gone, Garrett was all they had. The family farm in Mississippi had been his parents’ dream, and Garrett worked hard to make sure it would continue to provide for them. But there was only so much he could do by himself.
Baseball was his ticket to securing a future for his family. He couldn’t afford to screw that up. He had no business thinking about strawberries and wondering if Jessa’s nipples would taste the same as she smelled.
Shit.
Garrett made his way onto the field. He didn’t know what she was getting all bent out of shape about anyway. Even being a few hours later than he’d scheduled, he was still two days early for team practice. If anything, he should be offended about the crack she’d made about him wearing protection. As if he was some kind of man whore.
Ah, if only he’d had that kind of time to waste.
He scanned the growing crowd. He smiled and waved to the fans calling his name. He took in the excitement like the ground soaked up the sun, giving himself a moment to revel in the fact that he was here. All the years of hard work and sacrifice had finally paid off.  
“Hey, Donovan!” Garrett turned to see the batting coach signaling him over. “You planning to stand around all day, or you gonna show these folks whatcha got?”
He caught sight of Jessa, already sitting in the first row with her bare feet propped up on the rail. He couldn’t resist stretching his neck to check out her long, lean legs. He cursed as she eased out of the short-sleeved button down, leaving her in a tight top with tiny straps. He wondered how easily those straps would snap if he wrapped his hands around them and tugged.
As if she sensed him watching, her gaze locked on him. Her smile was almost apologetic. Then she laughed and waved her clipboard — her demand for him to get busy.
“Donovan!”

Garrett grabbed his bat and sighed. It was going to be a very long two weeks.



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Parker Kincade is an award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.

Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals.


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Thursday, June 13, 2013

COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: THE SOUND OF LETTING GO

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For sixteen years, Daisy has been good.  A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly.  A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad.  She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks in school, and falls for bad-boy Dave. 
 
But one person won’t let Daisy forget who she used to be: Irish exchange student and brilliant musician Cal.  Does she want the bad boy or the prodigy?  Should she side with her parents or protect her brother?  How do you know when to hold on and when—and how—to let go?


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PROMO: PRECIOUS THINGS

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 photo PreciousThingsStephanieParent_zps3662ac7b.jpgPRECIOUS THINGS BY STEPHANIE PARENT
Published June 4th 2013 by Stephanie Parent

Isabelle Andrews isn’t supposed to be here. She isn’t supposed to be a freshman at Hartford Community College, she isn't supposed to be living at home and working at her dad’s failing bakery, and she definitely isn’t supposed to be taking Intro to Electronic Music Production, a class that will get her nowhere toward her goal of an English Lit Ph.D. by age twenty-five. But when her dad’s latest business fiasco eats up her college fund, Hartford Community College is exactly where Isabelle finds herself—and thanks to her late enrollment, she doesn’t even get to choose her classes. Stuck with Electronic Music and way-too-easy English courses, Isabelle is determined to wallow in all the misery she feels entitled to.

But community college brings some unexpected benefits…like the fact that a certain overworked, over-scheduled Electronic Music professor hands over most of his duties to his teaching assistant. His tall, green-eyed, absolutely gorgeous teaching assistant. When TA Evan Strauss discovers Isabelle’s apathy toward electronic music—and, well, all music—he makes it his mission to convert her. The music Evan composes stirs something inside Isabelle, but she can’t get involved—after all, she’ll be transferring out as soon as possible.

Still, no matter how tightly Isabelle holds on to her misery, she finds it slipping away in the wake of all Hartford Community offers: new friendships, a surprisingly cool poetry professor, and most of all, Evan. But Evan’s dream of owning his own music studio is as impractical as Isabelle’s dad’s bakery, and when Evan makes a terrible decision, everything Isabelle has gained threatens to unravel. Soon Isabelle discovers that some of the most important lessons take place outside the classroom…and that in life, as in Evan’s favorite Depeche Mode song, the most precious things can be the hardest to hold on to.



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Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.