Today I bring to you (with the help of the YA Sisterhood) Cora Carmack and her upcoming new adult book, LOSING IT, which releases October 16th.
LOSING IT is about Bliss Edwards, a college student sick of being the only virgin among her friends. She decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose her virginity quickly and simply— a one-night stand. Her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she chickens out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed. Already embarrassed, it only gets worse when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, and recognizes her new Theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about eight hours earlier.
About the Author :
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working at Target), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She loves theatre, travel, and anything that makes her laugh. She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, a New Adult Contemporary Romance called LOSING IT releases October 16th. You can follow her on twitter @CoraCarmack or her blog.
Hello friends! It’s ROW80 update time. The last update of the round. This post was supposed to go up on Thursday (or Wednesday?), but I had one too many posts scheduled for this week, so this is going up today, Sunday.
By the way, if ROW80 sounds like something you would like (I know you would like it), check the website—the next round starts October 1st! You can sign up here for it.
My goals for the last week and how it went:
- Writing: revise the novella (HAHP). There was no school Monday and Tuesday so my daughter stayed home, which means I got nothing done. Then, the other days, I did revise HAHP and worked on my CP’s manuscript.
- Reading: finish book #53, read book #54, read a prologue from a friend, and at least half of a friend’s ms (I have to critique it too). I’ve read book #53, book #54, read the prologues and critiqued half my CP’s manuscript.
- Social media: blog at least twice and hop on Twitter from time to time. Done.
- Exercise: 4x at least. Six times.
ROUND 03 (July 2nd to Sept 20th) achievements and thoughts:
I feel like I didn’t do much, but I know I did. It just seems that, if I don’t add words and finish manuscripts, it really isn’t progress …
– I revised a novelette and send it out for a publisher.
– I got two publishing contracts—a novelette out in Dec, and a novel out in August.
– I wrote a short story that is up online for a very awesome contest. Winners will be announced next month.
– I revised an entire manuscript, then decided to shelf it for a bit. I realized I need to rewrite the whole thing but I need some time from it first.
– I revised half of another manuscript and sent it out for the first critique. Got it back two days ago and I’m still disgusting all comments. Quite a bit …
– I revised a novella.
– Worked on pre-edits of the novelette with my editor (the one that will be out in December), and received last night the next edits.
All I see is revising and gosh do I hate revising! But it’s a necessary evil. I wish I learned how to like it, at least a tiny bit, so it would be easier on me. Perhaps with time and practice … One can only hope ;)
Overall, a good round.
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Have a great week, everyone!
Title: If I Let You Go (Novella)
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 22nd 2012
Madison Connor is about to lose it. Her job, that is. For three years, she’s taken care of Dominic Hartley’s five year old daughter, Tilly, but her world is flipped on its head when Dominic tells her his latest promotion is taking him to New York. With Tilly having a meltdown over the move, Madison and Dominic get into a fight that changes the entire nature of their relationship, causing Madison to ask herself a big question. Can she let him go?
Kyra Lennon was born on the South coast of England, and to this day, still lives by the sea. Fiction writing has always been her passion, but she also has numerous articles on a variety of topics published on prolific websites.
Kyra’s debut novel, Game On, was released in July 2012 and the second book in the series, Blindsided, is due for release in November 2012.
Where to find Kyra:
No one is like Daemon Black.
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger… and they know it.
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USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.