Wednesday, August 28, 2013

COVER REVEAL: THROUGH GLASS


We are so excited to be able to bring to you the cover reveal for Rebecca Ethington’s THROUGH GLASS which releases in less than a month on September 20th, 2013.

Both the book’s cover and description are awesome and more than a little bit chilling and we cannot wait for its release.

If you’d like to know more about the author, Rebecca Ethington, be sure to check out her website, or any of the other places she hangs out online.

And if you can’t wait until September 20th for the release of THROUGH GLASS, the first book in her Imdalind series, KISS OF FIRE, is now available in eBook format for free at AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE and for the KOBO.

We love the cover, but what do you think?


COMING SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013

About THROUGH GLASS

Everyone remembers the day the sky went black. They remember the screams as the blackness ate those who were out in the open, those who surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.

Everyone remembers the voice from the sky, the way food disappeared.

Everyone remembers the day the sky went black, and the sun was wiped from the sky.

At least that’s what I hope. I hope that there is an ‘everyone’ that will remember.

I hope that I am not alone.

Because I remember.

I remember, because it was the day I became alone.

It was the day the house went silent, and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years.

The boy I talk to through the glass.


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About Rebecca Ethington

Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing.

Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

REVIEW: DARKER DAYS

DARKER DAYS (THE DARKER AGENCY #1) BY JUS ACCARDO
Expected publication: August 19th 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
332 pages
*eARC provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review*
Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They’re your girls—but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They’ll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course... When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case—until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin. Seven deadly ones, in fact. They’ve got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy—except for one thing...


There’s a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family—or lose everything.


Darker Days is a great series starter, full of twist, romance and snaky comments.

I’m not sure where to begin with this one, Darker Days had me laughing, swooning and crying since page one.

In a very true Jus Accardo Fashion, Darker Days starts right into the action. And I love it. The character’s voice is defined from the go as well, spunky, rebellious, sarcastic and strong. And, you guessed! I love it too! Plus Jessie has some really funny ways of expressing herself...

“Holy house of hogs getting blasted by the blue birdie brigade ...” - Darker Days, Jus Accardo
My first reaction to this was “This sounds like Veronika Mars meets the supernatural.” And if you haven’t watched Veronika Mars, I’m gonna ask nicely you go to see it before another kitten dies…

Jessie Darker works with her mom as a private detective but the agency specializes in the supernatural. Zombies? Ghosts? Witches? They are your girls!
This new job they have? Is a bit tricky though... The 7 Deadly Sins were released in the city and now Jess and her mom Klair only have 5 days to find out who opened the box and get all the sins back in it before the box calls them back and with them the bodies of the 7 persons they took... Or you know, before the Sins find a way to free themselves forever...

This book is a great series starter. The fact that she made it about the 7 Deadly Sins wins Jus major cookie points. This is actually the first book I read about them.

The romance is heavy and sweet. While it may seem like Lukas and Jessie’s feelings come too fast, and as much as Jessie probably will hate this: They belong together. It was Fate! Besides, Lukas is completely swoon *drool* worthy!

“Dark, shaggy hair that might’ve been in desperate need of a trim—if it didn’t work so damn well for him. Piercing, liquid brown eyes that radiated trouble—and I loved trouble.
He wore a leather jacket over a tight black T-shirt and worn jeans that were just a bit too baggy. Oh yeah. Bad-boy-vibe was off the charts.” - Darker Days by Jus Accardo
And I love me some Trouble and Bad Boys! Don’t let his bad boy looks fool you though, he’s one of the sweetest guy you’ll ever meet. I loved him right away and right now, he’s pretty high on the book boyfriend list.

The secondary characters are great additions as well, her mom and dad provided as much fun and “aww” moments as Jessie and Lukas.
Her best friend is a witch and a big promise, I can’t wait to see more Kendra and all she can do.
The bad guys are so good at what they do, they deserved cookie points too.

But let’s talk about what’s really important here... the Plot.
The Plot is awesome! It has so many twists and things you don’t see coming that will keep you on edge all the time. There were a million ways this book could have gone wrong (as in a not so happy ending, I don’t believe Jus can write a bad book). I was afraid I was going to end rocking myself in a corner somewhere waiting for book two.
Jus can definitively keep the suspense and set a perfect pace to the story so that you’re surprised and never bored without giving you all at once or making it predictable. And manages to balance it in a way so it’s not all about the world’s fate rest upon my shoulders and allows you to catch your breath between one snarky remark and the other.

I really can’t wait to see what else is in store for Jessie now and what other troubles she can find in her way. The Darker Agency is sure to be another great series by Jus Accardo and you should get your copy as soon as this is out in stores!



ABOUT JUS ACCARDO


JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.




Saturday, August 24, 2013

PROMO: DYLLIN BIRTHDAY BASH

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Book one of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance  
299 pages  
by D.T. Dyllin
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience. To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes. As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.
Book two of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance
241 pages
P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late. In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save. After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?
 
Book three of the Death Trilogy
Erotic Paranormal Romance  
307 pages
by D.T. Dyllin
Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it's not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn't it? As an empath, she senses other people's emotions. But her connection to the man with the the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real. There's no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man when she died. Who can Samantha trust when she can’t trust her own mind? An empath feels the emotional environment around her…and Samantha is surrounded by death

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About the Author

Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.
 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cover Reveal: Kiss The Sky




Twenty-three-year-old fashion designer, Rose Calloway, has everything figured out. Well, except her boyfriend. Pretentious, gorgeous, smart-as-hell—Connor Cobalt wants to rule the world and that means collecting as many contacts as he can. But for Rose, “people-pleasing” is another word for “fake” and tensions begin to build the longer their relationship lasts.

With the stress of her struggling fashion line, Rose finds a solution in another guy. The only problem—he’s everything she dislikes in men. But he’s her last chance to save the failing company. Now she must use Connor’s “people-pleasing” tactics to impress a guy that rattles her nerves. Rose has confidence in herself, but she also knows her boyfriend thrives on competition. And Connor hates being runner-up. If he doesn’t bottle his pride, the cost could be her future career.

They want it all: wealth, love and success.

But when two ambitious individuals fight to be the best, someone is bound to come in second. After all, only one can kiss the sky.

Standalone New Adult Romance: recommended for readers 18+ for mature content.








Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.

Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time working in the science field. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.

Website † Twitter: Krista/Becca †  GoodReads 




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Monday, August 19, 2013

Book Promo: Addicted to You




As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.

Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.

Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family—people who aren’t aware of her addiction—she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.

With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.

Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.

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Includes the first chapter to the sequel Addicted for Now.

Companion to the Sequel: A full-length New Adult Romance that continues where Addicted to You left off. As a companion novel, it bridges the gap between the first and second book. It is highly recommended to be read before Addicted for Now.





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“Shhh, and let me finish my diagnosis,” he says.

My cheeks grow hot.

“You’re flushed,” he nods and tries to suppress a growing smile. He puts his hands on my shoulders and leans my head back against the pillow, kneeling and towering over me. “I have to listen to your heart.”

“No,” I retort weakly, not in the mood to play with him. Not when it always has to end with me tense and aroused and needy. He loves to tease me, and I worry about the day where I won’t have the strength to say no.

He ignores me and places his ear to the bareness of my collarbone, the place peeking from my V-neck shirt. I inhale a sharp breath, his face too near. After a long moment, he rises a little and says, “I knew it.”

My eyes narrow. “Knew what?”

His hot gaze traces my lips, and then flits back up to my eyes. “You’re suffering from a clear case of...” His mouth brushes my ear. “…infatuation.”







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Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.

Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time working in the science field. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.

Website † Twitter: Krista/Becca †  GoodReads 





Friday, August 16, 2013

AUTHORS ARE ROCKSTARS: RACHEL HARRIS


Hey Loves!!
Today we have our stop for the 2nd Annual Authors Are Rockstars Tour and we're super excited!! When we got the email saying we got it, we had a big dance... which was a bit embarrassing but no one cares about that...

We have the lovely, the awesome and the one and only Rachel Harris with us today!! *Throws confetti around*

Rachel Harris is a Rockstar like no other. 
Why you ask?

Well, for one she's one of the sweetest people you can ever meet.

She always answer tweets and emails and facebook comments, no matter how random they can be. And trust me, I tend to send random stuff.

She created a street team that put together people from all around the world and that are just like her. Sweet, lovable girls that you can talk to about anything and everything and never feel out of place. And let's be honest, not anyone can get together a group as different and similar as Rachel did with the FlirtSquad, and keep it moving. (btw, I love my girls there!)

She had me crying and laughing my head off with two books in a row.

She can write super funny dialogues and situations that go perfectly well with the next.
Rachel's books are perfect adventures that have a bit of everything. She writes very easy to love characters that are so real in the pages.

Lorenzo. Austin. Jason. *swoon*

And she owns a time machine... or a friend that came from the past. That's the best explanation to how she wrote My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and A Tale Of Two Centuries :)

To sum it up, Rachel is a real inspiration. To be better and to be yourself. To follow your dreams. She doesn't have a problem sharing her teen years with us and everybody else and to tell us that is ok, that we're not alone in there and that we can get pass it.


ABOUT RACHEL HARRIS

As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.

She grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother and staying up late sneak reading her mom's favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

She homeschools her two beautiful girls and loves watching reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!




INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL

Cynthia: Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for coming today! I’m so excited to have you here! *insert fan girl moment* I see you have a guest with you as well, hello Austin! *Giggles* There’s cookies, cupcakes and soda, I know you need your food ;)

Austin lifts his chin in greeting and snags a cookie. Rachel shakes her head with a grin.

Rachel: Hi, Cynthia! We’re glad to be here.

Cynthia: I’m warning you now; I can jump from one topic to the other without warning… Rachel knows my attention span is shorter than that of a 5 y.o.

Rachel: But see, this is why we get along so well….

Cynthia: So, Rachel, for all the people who don’t know you, can you share a bit about yourself? What is it that you think makes you a rock star?

Rachel: I can play Mary Had A Little Lamb on the telephone AND I can sing incredibly off-key, that alone makes me rock worthy (*grin*). But honestly, I call a lot of people “rock star,” and for me, it has zero to do with musical talent, and everything to do with attitude. Personality. Enthusiasm, kindness, positivity, and authenticity. I may not be the best singer in the world. Heck, I’m not even the best author in the world (bows to Jane Austen and my own literary heroes), but I am real. I am positive and try to be kind to everyone I meet. And I doubt many people can beat me in enthusiasm points ;) One of my favorite things is talking with readers, and I answer every tweet, FB message, email, and comment and I do it with a giddy grin.
Does that make me a rock star?

Cynthia: It does! And I don’t think anyone can beat you at an enthusiasm competition.
What made you say “I wanna write for a living”?

Rachel: It was after I’d been homeschooling for some time, and my outlet was doing my homeschool blog, surfing other ones, and writing articles for a homeschool magazine. I LOVED it, don’t get me wrong, and I still love homeschooling my daughters…but it was starting to become that my life was all about my children, and I’d somehow lost a bit of my own voice, my own interests. I started reading for fun again, thanks to Twilight, and then went through almost every book my library had in the YA section over a summer. A few months later I got the itch to try it for myself, to put my “writing skills” to use again and try a creative hobby. Soon, I realized a side benefit of having something I was passionate about gave my children an example. They wanted to tell their own stories, find their own hobbies. I think it’s good for them to see me going after my dreams. 

Cynthia: Can you tell us one thing people would be surprised to find out about you?

Rachel: I really, truly am as random and silly in person as I am on social media. Also, there are many days when I stay in my pajamas all day long ;)

Cynthia: Good to know I’m not alone in there ;)
And you Austin?

Austin: I can make a badass batch of brownies.

Cynthia: I’m gonna need prove of that… My family happens to be good at baking.
So, A Tale of Two Centuries came out 10 days ago. *grins* In twitter style, can you tell us what it is about?

Rachel: 16th-century chica time travels 2 modern Beverly Hills, is shocked by modern fashion, meets an arrogant boy & fights fate to stay. Does she?

Cynthia: Was it hard to switch from Cat to Less POV?

Rachel: It was! The hard part came in second-guessing myself a lot. I knew what I had to do, I knew how she sounded, but I worried constantly about whether fans of Super Sweet would like the voice and direction. Thank goodness they do! In fact, it seems they like it even more than the first (he he)

Cynthia: This is your third book out, do you still get as excited as the first time?

Rachel: Oh my goodness, YES!! Excited, terrified…pretty much the emotions run equal in my crazy, chaotic head. But I feel nothing but blessed J

Cynthia: Austin, your description says you are: sarcastic, flirtatious, fiercely protective and loves to surf. Anything you want to add?

Austin: Confident. Always right…hot. (mouth kicks up in a grin.) That about sums it up.

Cynthia: Yeah… I can’t argue there…
How would you describe Less?

Austin: (eyes narrow in thought as a smile plays at his lips) Fiesty. Adorable. Loyal. And one hell of a kisser.

Cynthia: When Cat traveled to the 16th Century, she took her backpack. What would we found in yours? (you can come back tomorrow to see what I would take on my time travel)

Rachel: Knowing now that I need to pack for this possibility, you’d find pictures of my family, paperback copies of my favorite books, a travel sized toiletry kit of toothpaste and what not, and as many Hershey kisses with almonds as I can possibly fit

Cynthia: So, Austin = Surf for pretty much everyone. I’ve never been surfing, have you, Rachel?
How would you convince me to try surfing? (please note the try, that’s as far as I’ll get =P)

Rachel: Ha, nope! Girl, you don’t know how long I spent researching surfing, just for the one big scene where it comes into play. I watched countless tutorials (I love YouTube!) on everything from what kind of wetsuit to get, to how to teach a preschooler how to surf. I learned what to do, when to do it, and how to explain it. Then I watched tons of videos just of people doing what I’d learned, researching boards and equipment, and weather patterns lol. And I walked away with a great scene, an appreciation for those who can do it, and the profound knowledge that yep, I am indeed a mountain girl. I would not be a good surfer. Now, gawking at guy surfers? I’m all about that!
So um, yeah, I think I fail in the whole convincing thing, huh??

Cynthia: I swear, YouTube should change to How To – With Music hehehe. You can learn to do anything in there.

Randomness
·        
      Day or night?
Rachel: Night. My family is together and I enjoy sleep. Or cuddling in bed reading.
Austin: Day. Alessandra looks good day or night, but during the day I can surf and see her in a bikini again.

·         Cupcakes or chocolate chip cookies?
Rachel: chocolate chip cookies!!!!
Austin: Cookies. Or my  badass brownies.
*Cynthia is still waiting for proof here…*

·         Favorite song at the moment?
Rachel: I’ve been jamming to the Pitch Perfect soundtrack so the Barden Bellas Pool Mashup lol
Austin: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
*Cynthia: Ok, you get MAJOR cookie point for that alone. I LOVE that song*

·         Traveling to the past or the future?
Rachel and Austin: Past!

·         Soda, water or juice?
Rachel: Soda…diet mt. dew
Austin: Orange soda

·         Favorite movie of all time?
Rachel: All time??? So many!! Right now I’m still on a total Pitch Perfect kick, and I love rom-coms and any Jane Austen adaption. How about Bridget Jones Diary then for a good combo of both? Ugh, I can’t choose!!
Austin: Point Break

·         Perfect Date?
Rachel: A movie and dinner with my husband. Wine, laughter, good food, great conversation that doesn’t only involve the kids, my books, or his IT work lol
Austin: Anything that involves Alessandra in a bikini.

Complete the sentence:

I have never …
Rachel: gone surfing!
Austin: Gone skinny dipping. Yet.
I always…
Rachel: kiss the air when I type “mwah!” or “xoxo.” It’s a weird sickness. 
Austin: think about Alessandra in a bikini.

I love…

Rachel: Dt. Mt. Dew, swoony book boyfriends, and snuggling with my kids and husband.
Austin: Pizza, being out in the ocean, and kissing Alessandra

I hate…

Rachel: mean people.
Austin: Kendal
*Cynthia: I’m happy we all agree on the last one
J*

Well, thanks again for stopping by today! Before you leave I have one thing to ask both of you. Austin I hear you’re a great kisser, can I have a kiss?
Austin: (smirks) Sorry gorgeous, I’m a one woman man.
And Rachel, you’re not leaving me without a tackle hug! *hugs Rachel*
Rachel: (*hugs back*) Thanks for having us!!



ABOUT RACHEL BOOKS


My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #1)

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?


A Tale of Two Centuries (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #2)

Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.

One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.

With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?

Taste the Heat (Love and Games #1)

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she doesn’t want to taste. Colby is counting down the days till she can leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas. 

Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. He knows he should focus on finding the perfect mother for his daughter, but when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason doesn’t want to say no. 

As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

COVER REVEAL: TRUST IN ME

TRUST IN ME

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It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

 

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

 

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?



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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

COVER REVEAL: THE DEVILS TATTOO


The Devil’s Tattoo
Contemporary Romance
(18+ due to adult themes, sex scenes and coarse language)
Release date: 1st September 2013

Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She's been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That's until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.

They call themselves The Devil's Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it's like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it's like she's finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They've been asked to co-headline a tour with one of the hottest bands of the moment, The Stabs and Zoe will never be the same again.

Will Strickland is one fourth of the hottest indie rock band to ever grace the airwaves. He's the bass player in The Stabs, hot as hell and could have his pick of any girl that flings herself at him. But he's only got eyes for Zoe and she has no idea why he'd bother. She's got one hell of a trust issue and an attitude to boot and Will seems to be the one who wants to tame her, but is he game enough?

The Devil's Tattoo and The Stabs go on the road and it's either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Only time will tell who will come out on top and Zoe's determined to do it without getting her heart broken… again.



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Dee pulled out another notebook from his bag and tossed it to me. "Write the lyrics."
I look at the empty notebook and Dee's tattered one that's full of ideas and marks and don't know where to start. I try not to think about it too much as I grab a pen and write out the music best I can. It's already there, I just have to translate it into something coherent. But, when it comes to the words, I see what Dee's written and it could be a song for me. No wonder he wants me to change it. He wants the song to be from me, instead. My side of the story.
The couch dipped next to me and Dee stuck his head over my shoulder to see what I'm writing. I pressed the notebook into my chest and he tried to snatch it away.
"Hey," I cried. "I like you and all Dee, but stop trying to feel me up."
His lips curved into a sly smile and he knew that I was onto him and for once I don't argue.
"What are we gunna call ourselves?" Frank asked. Before Chris could open his mouth he added, "No ideas accepted form Chris."
"Why not?” he grumbled.
"We're not into Morrissey," Dee laughed.
"I think Empty Hands is a good name for an indie band," I said kindly.
"Thanks, Zoe," Chris smiled and tapped his bottle against mine.
"We're not a pansy mopey indie band," Frank said and beat on his chest. "I want to beat the shit outta those skins, for one. I'm too manly to get in touch with my feminine side."
Dee's watching me with a frown and I realize I've been running a finger along the scar on my arm.
"Tattoo," he said, his eyes meeting mine.
"What?" I jumped and tucked my hands under my legs.
"Tattoo," he said again and I could almost see the light bulb over his head. "The Devil's Tattoo."
As soon as he says it, I knew he wanted to name the band after me. I can't help but wonder who the devil is meant to be. The devil scarred my arm and I covered it with a tattoo.
"Dee," I began to scold him.
"Bloody LOVE IT," Frank shouted, on his feet.
"It's not like that, Zoe," Dee whispered in my ear. "You're my phoenix from the ashes. You're my version of the devil, babe."
It sounded like he was declaring his love for me and in a way he was, but not like that. Dee's my brother. Dee's my family.
I smiled at him. "The Devil's Tattoo."
"All in favor?" Dee asked, but it's already been decided.
"Hell yeah!" everyone shouted, and it's done.

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About the Author


Nicole R. Taylor is a paranormal, urban fantasy and contemporary fiction author from Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia.

Nicole is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing program and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser. Previously, she has written for Fasterlouder.com.au and various small street press music and entertainment publications as a gig and album reviewer before publishing her first Urban Fantasy novel in early 2013.
When she isn't writing, Nicole likes to spend time curled up with a good book and her 3-year-old rescue cat, Burger. She gets itchy feet more often than not and has lived in three countries and travelled to three times as many.
Her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is available in print and eBook (from March 2013).