Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Undone by Teal Haviland



ABOUT UNDONE:
The best plans come undone. The best angels do, too.
Gabrielle, the Angel of Karma, chose to live in a human body on Earth in hopes of learning what she needed to know to do her job better. She had no idea what she would discover, and she certainly didn’t expect things to go so wrong.
But that was then.
Now, she knows that Ramai and the Fallen have a much stronger hold on humanity than she first believed; that the Book of Barabbadon not only still exists but is now in the hands of the enemy; that demons are becoming more powerful; and that her new love, Lucas, has a terrifying path ahead of him—a path that could make him her worst enemy.
Now, she has to fight through more obstacles than she had before, and she has to do it while watching the clock—constantly reminding her, with each revolution around its face, that time is running out to make things right, to turn the tide toward Light in the Great War.
Gabrielle’s original quest has become more perilous. It’s not just about understanding what motivates humans anymore, she also has to figure out how to keep everything and everyone she loves from coming to an end. Soon.
Other than losing the War, Gabrielle doesn’t think the circumstances that have unfolded since coming to Earth could get much worse.
She’s never been more wrong.


ABOUT TEAL HAVILAND:


Teal Haviland lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her four-legged friends. She enjoys photography, travel, reading, music, cooking, daydreaming, writing (of course), and above all spending time with her family and friends.

Teal grew up with a love for anything fantastical or outrageous. After years of dreaming of worlds where fairies, angels, demons, and shape shifters (to name a few) exist, she finally decided to begin writing her stories down. Inception, book one in her series The Reaping Chronicles, is her first published novel.


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Goodreads The Reaping Chronicles ~ Inception page ~ http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16067691-inception
Goodreads The Reaping Chronicles ~ Undone page ~
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18599508-undone
Facebook The Reaping Chronicles page ~ https://www.facebook.com/thereapingchronicles

Happy Release Day: Excerpt from Chosen by Paulina Ulrich and Giveaway


 
 
Synopsis:
 
Nothing can stand in the way of outspoken, rule-breaker-extraordinaire; Kaddy Richston...except destiny. Born with a spitfire personality and a take-no-nonsense attitude, Kaddy set her sights on being in a rock band and leaving her small Wyoming town along with the painful memories of her past. Kaddy knew she was a freak show with wildly colored hair and piercing grey eyes but was determined to do whatever it took to depart her broken childhood and make her own way.
 
But Destiny had other plans for her.
 
The seemingly observant and mysterious Cole Huntington enters her life and becomes the bump in the road Kaddy is trying to pave for her future. Striking blue eyes, features to make any girl swoon,
he's everything but the new-to-town bad boy. Calm, cool, and always collected, he plans on unraveling every one of Kaddy's dark secrets.
 
Hating him from the start and trying to fight her insane attraction to him, Kaddy is determined to undermine whatever intentions he has until she learns of a destiny she never asked for. Getting thrown into a battle that's been raging for more than a thousand years, the fate of the world lies in Kaddy's hands as she learned just how different she is. The only person she can turn to for answers
is the last person she's want help from: the frustratingly attractive Cole Huntington, who seemed to dislike her rule-breaking as much as she dislikes his rule-following.
 
 
Excerpt:
“Kaddy, wait.” I heard Mike trailing me as I turned out of the Wheel Barrel.

 

           I pressed a hand to my temple and sighed. “Yeah?”

 

            “You okay? I know you didn’t get a lot of sleep last night.” Mike scratched the back of his head and looked down at me, worried. “Maybe some lunch will help.”

 

            “What I need is sleep, and what needs to happen is for me to stop having these stupid night terrors.” I leaned back against the hot brick building for a moment.

 

            “You can’t help it. It’s not your fault.” Mike leaned on his shoulder next to me, his hands deep in his apron pockets.

 

            “I know, but I hate it. Why can’t they stop?” I smacked my hand to my forehead and sighed. Against my palm, my skin felt too warm. Was I getting sick? Great. It was the last thing I needed. “Do I feel warm to you?” I dropped my hand and looked over at Mike, giving him permission to touch me with a simple confirmation from my eyes.

 

            Slowly raising his arm, the back of his hand pressed against my cheek. “Damn, Kaddy. You’re burning up! Do you feel all right?”

 

            I shrugged. I did feel all right, just a little warm. “I feel fine. I need some sleep. Promise to plan on going to bed early tonight?” I doubted he would keep this promise. He and I always stayed up late writing music.

 

            Mike got a playful glint in his eye. “You know I’m a night owl. No promises there.”

 

            I sighed and rolled my eyes. “We both are.”

 

            Mike still had his hand pressed against my cheek until it shifted up to tug his gray beanie down on my forehead. “Maybe it’s just my awesome hat that’s making you overheat. Who wears a beanie in August?” he joked and I playfully scowled at him as I readjusted the knitted beanie.

 

            “Oh, I’m sure that’s it,” I laughed and gave him a gentle punch on the arm.

 

            “Whoa.” He took a step back. “You been working out or something? That hurt.” Mike held his upper arm like I had socked it with everything I had. I stood there waiting with my “really?” look and raised my eyebrows in anticipation for his mischievous face to appear. If Mike was anything, he was a jokester. Just like I expected, a few seconds later, he cracked a smile on his lips and started laughing.

 

            “You always think your little jokes are hilarious!” Even when I rolled my eyes, I couldn’t stop his infectious laughter from causing me to laugh.

 

            “Kadster, we know I tell the best jokes. I eat sarcasm for breakfast every day.” He winked and wrapped his arm around my shoulders. I didn’t shy from his touch.

 

            “So do I, but no one but you finds anything I say funny.” I looked up at him as he walked me to the corner of the block, the direction of home. Only Mike called me the Kadster. Actually, he had a lot of nicknames for me and I didn’t mind it. He was one of the few I would let getaway with calling me things other than my name.

            “It’s because everyone is just jealous of the awesome friendship we’ve had since we were eight. Haters gonna hate.” He shrugged and his other hand pretended to dust off his shoulder. Mike was the only friend I counted on for anything. Long ago, we made a pact, and so far, he’s kept every word he promised to keep.

 
Paulina Ulrich  Bio:
 

I love to write because if I didn’t then I wouldn’t be telling stories, I wouldn’t have gotten a degree in creative writing, and my insanely fluffy cat wouldn’t be “assisting” my writing by laying on the keyboard. I am the author of the Flightless Bird series (Flightless Bird, Broken Wings, Fair Feathered, & Timeless Sky) and the Fighting Fate series (Chosen). I was raised to big dream or don’t dream at all and my highly active imagination has been the cause behind many of my stories. I write because life wouldn't be as fun without the occasional break or two from reality. With my cat and a glass of iced tea nearby you can find me weaving stories and when I’m not writing, I’m out buying way too many cute shoes.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

K.A. Tucker's Four Seconds To Lose Giveaway!!

K.A. Tucker's FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE Giveaway


 

FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE by K.A. Tucker is right around the corner so we thought we should celebrate with a giveaway of some fantastic, mind-blowing prizes! We have the FIRST print of a FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE Dooodles by Christina (which won't be available for purchase until late December), as well as signed copies of TEN TINY BREATHS and ONE TINY LIE, and swag bags filled with FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE posters and goodies from K.A. Tucker and Atria! There will be 5 winners of signed copies and swag bags, and one Grand Prize winner for the Dooodles by Christina, signed copies and a swag bag. You don’t want to miss this! So, go ahead… Enter to win! Help us celebrate Cain and Charlie’s release into the world! Entering will just take a matter of…Seconds!
 
 
 

Cover reveal: All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton

 
ABOUT ALL THE PRETTY LIES:
 
(Expected release: November 12th)
All the Pretty Lies
“Live, no regrets”
 
Her…
Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.
 
Him…
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 
 
Them…
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.
 
How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?
 
About M. Leighton:


M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  


For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with author of A Risk Worth Taking, Heather Hildenbrand


A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
Accendo Press - October 2013
 
 
 


BOOK SUMMARY:

When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.
Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.
Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.
Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.
When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.
 
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Author Interview: 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me pick your brain!!
 
 Q: You normally write YA/NA  paranormal, what inspired you to write a NA contemporary?
I'd read a few contemps I really loved (Angeline Kace's Wicked Thing and Abbi Glines' Because of Low and The Vincent Boys) and I wanted to try something contemporary. Then I had this idea for a story about a girl who moved back home to her farm and found the true love she'd left to find in the first place.... I am a sucker for a down-home romance =) 
 
Q: After writing both genres, where is your heart? Will your first love always be paranormal?
ALWAYS ALWAYS my first love will be paranormal and fantasy. No question. And I can't wait to get back to it! Although, now that I've experienced contemporary, I will definitely be mixing that in from time to time
 
Q: For someone who has never read your books, how would you describe them in one sentence?
Stories that give hope that true love isn't just a fantasy.
 
Q: Have you ever based a character, in whole or part, off of a person you know in real life? If yes, should I ask who, or just leave well enough alone?? 😉
 
Haha oh yes! And somehow, it always seems to be the annoying traits that work their way in! Like a bossy character or a character who always has to be right. Tara's mom is OCD about cleaning especially when her anxiety kicks in--that's all me! It's how I cope with heavy stress. As for others, I cannot say..... ;) 
 
Q: I know you're a fan of Stephenie Meyer, but in JR High and High School what authors/books inspired you??
Stephenie Meyer inspires me as a mom/entrepreneur but the book that started my love of fantasy was definitely The Hobbit. I read that one and then immediately started writing my first novel, a high fantasy about a boy named Aragorn in a made-up land that required a map and everything. It was so much fun. I still have it!
 
Q: What one character from any book would you want to be stuck on a deserted island with?
 Four from Divergent He wouldn't be scared of anything going bump in the night AND he's a hottie mcnaughty! 
 
5 quick questions:
 
Social Media: Facebook or Twitter? Facebook!
 
Holidays: Halloween or Christmas?? Christmas!
 
Vacation: Family road trip or destination?? I love road trips myself because i love driving and seeing the scenery unfold before you, but with kids, I think destinations can be better. My favorite family trip was the Dominican Republic last summer.. Epic!
 
Work: From home or 9 to 5? DUH! From home!
 
Food: Chocolate or coffee? Chocolate flavored Coffee =) 




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A Risk Worth Taking Blog Tour
 
 
 



GIVEAWAY:
Heather is giving away a gift basket with a hair flower, nail polish, bracelet, and a $20 Amazon Gift Card!
 
 
Author Information

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she's not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she's lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.

Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she'd grab is her DVR player.

Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to do inside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit www.accendopress.com.







 
 

 

New Adult Sleepover Weekend December 6-8 and Giveaway!

Love New Adult Books, then check out the New Adult Sleepover Weekend December 6-8!

 

On December 6-8, these awesome authors will be in Savannah, Georgia meeting and partying with  readers.  What authors are coming you ask?  Well, we're glad you asked.
Tara Sivec, Jasinda Wilder, Tabitha Vargo, Erin Noelle, Renee Carlino, Chelsea M. Cameron, Emily Snow, Jennifer Lane, Danielle Ellwood, Cheryl McIntyre, Paige Weaver, E.K. Blair, Selena Laurence, S.M. Boyce, Ashley Poston, Kate Roth, Carey Heywood, Christal Mosley, Kimberly Chase, Stacey Marie Brown, Jen McConnel, Brenda Rothert, Adrianne James, Alexandra Lanc, Kris Kendall, Charlotte Abel, Nazrea Andrews,  SK Falls, Lindsey Leggett, Nicole Reed, Jamie Blair, Dawn Pendleton, JB McGee,  JL Mac, Alexia Haynes, Magan Vernon, Melody Grace, Jennifer Snyder, Alyssa Rose Ivy, Rachel Bateman, Devon Hererra, Jaycee DeLorenzo, Beth Michelle, Dawn Rae Miller, Marissa Carmel, Andrea Heltsley, Jennifer Comeaux, Heather Lyons, Ashley Poch, Stephanie Lawton, Tawdra Kandle, Tiffany Aleman, RL Griffin, Anna Cruise, Sarra Cannon, Natasha Boyd, Denise Grover Swank, Marie DeStafino-Wathen, Kim Karr, Sage Young, Delancey Stewart, S.A. Price, Dawn Robertson, T.H. Snyder, Jen Duffey, and J.L. Fynn.

Not only will there be a massive signing, but parties and panels.  Click here to find out more. http://www.newadultsleepover.blogspot.com/

 These authors are giving away over 35 books.  Enter here.
 

 
 

Release Day Blitz: Someone To Love by Addison Moore






Someone To Love (Someone To Love Series) by Addison Moore


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Book Summary:

“If you don’t give your heart away, you can’t get it broken.” When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across the country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately that’s exactly what gorgeous Cruise Elton offers. Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So Kendall devises a plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself—Garrison University’s own playboy. But as real feelings emerge, the game gets complicated, and Kendall and Cruise will find themselves questioning everything they thought they knew about love.

This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.



About Addison Moore:



Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.


 

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