Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cover Love: Wait For You

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

I don’t think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” – K Books

 

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn’s written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU?

 

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 Synopsis

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!

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155589_293900127378223_1768916845_nJ. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

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Almost there …

So, you guys might have seen some of my RTs on twitter, about my book His Allure, Her Passion. No, unfortunately the book isn’t out yet [insert my sad face here], but I heard it should be released soon. Very soon.

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Meanwhile, I set up a giveaway during the blitz and I don’t you to miss that.

 

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Cover Love: CassaStorm


CassaStorm by Alex J Cavanaugh

CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh
Release date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure
Print ISBN: 9781939844002
E-book ISBN: 9781939844019

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, his only struggles are occasional rogue pirate raids and endless government bureaucracies. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, shaking Bassan to the core and threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could be on its way back. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

 

About Alex: Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
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Crazy, Stupid Love: New Adult Giveaway Bloghop

 

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The fabulous Debbie and Braine of Talk Supe are hosting this equally fabulous NEW ADULT blog hop! You should stop by all blogs participating (see the blue link below) because everyone is giving away NEW ADULT books!

As for NA Alley Blog, we’ll use rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner to receive ecopies of:

 

STATE OF EMERGENCY
Genre: NA Dystopian
Word count: 66,000

What would you do if the world as you know it ended in an instant? 
How far would you go to survive? 

Cassidy Hart is your typical High School graduate: A little shy, a little sarcastic, and a little naive. But when an electromagnetic pulse takes down the United States, she’s forced to kick into full survival mode when she gets separated from her father. 
Yeah. Things suck. 
But with the help of a handsome soldier named Chris, she just might find her dad without getting into serious trouble.
Emphasis on might. 
Oh. And there’s the matter of avoiding getting killed in a world that’s quickly turned into an active war zone. 
It’s going to change Cassidy’s life.
It’s going to be a major pain in the butt.

Add it on Goodreads! Buy it now on Amazon | Barnes&Nobles


 

STRENGTH (Mark of Nexus, #1)
Release Date: March 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace’s powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

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The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles, #1)
Release Date: November 12, 2012
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance 
College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

Add it on Goodreads! Buy Now On: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords 


 

The Truths about Dating and Mating
Release Date:  November 21st
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance 

Spunky Italian coed Ivy Rossini likes to talk and push the boundaries. She gets to do both as she co-hosts Riordan College’s radio program, The Truths about Dating and Mating, alongside her lifelong best friend, Ian Hollister. 

Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to nail the campus sex-guru. It’s when he’s “protecting” her from the advances she welcomes that she wants to lob him over the head and tell him to butt out. But Ivy feels like she’s the one who’s taken a hit when Ian almost kisses her at a party. She knows she should feel relieved when he pulls away, so why is she disappointed instead?

What’s worse, Ivy’s now getting aroused by Ian’s slightest touch and can’t stop entertaining thoughts of a romantic future. But Ian doesn’t do relationships, and she’s not interested in anything casual. In the end, Ivy decides it’s best to keep her growing feelings a secret and hope they’ll pass. However, when Ian begins hinting at wanting to take things to the next level, she’s forced to decide if a chance at something more is worth risking everything they’ve built. 

With their friendship and her heart hanging in the balance, can Ivy follow the advice she and Ian give their listeners – to communicate, be honest, and trust in themselves – or will insecurity, stubbornness, and pride ruin any chance of their relationship getting off the ground? 

Add it on Goodreads! Buy it now:  Amazon | B&N | Smashwords


 

HIS ALLURE, HER PASSION
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Word Count: 30,000
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release date: February 25 2013

In his father’s eyes, Dylan Deveraux is just a playboy spending the family fortune on prostitutes, alcohol, and fast cars. And it isn’t even with the cars his father produces. Because of that, his father forbids his presence at the ball that will mark the launch of the US plant of his company, strategically scheduled on Valentine’s Day.

Hayley Allen is a failing model with the worse luck in the world. She always ends up in the hands of cruel designers and photographers. At least, that’s what she tells herself. Better than admit having a weak nervous system that always reacted during her gigs. Desperate, she would do anything to help her career.

Dylan shows up at her door, wasted as usual. Friends for a long time, Hayley is the only one able to put up with Dylan’s bullshit, and he appreciates that, but not the way her heart wants.

Even though he doesn’t believe in Valentine’s Day, Dylan has an idea for his father’s ball. When he suggests a deal to Hayley, a deal that could finally put her in the spotlight of success and help him impress his father, she doesn’t hesitate. Even if it means hurting her heart a little more.

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The Truth About Letting Go is LIVE!

A companion to The Truth About Faking (not a sequel; the books can be read out of order), The Truth About Letting Go (link) takes readers back to Shadow Falls, or more specifically Shadow Creek, with Ashley Lockett as she learns about real friendship, love, and letting go.

 

The Truth About Letting Go
Ashley wants to smash everything in her once-perfect life.
Charlotte wants to walk in Ashley’s seemingly charmed shoes.
Colt wants to turn Smalltown USA on its ear–with Ashley at his side.
Jordan wants to follow his heart–but Ashley is the one sacrifice he never expected to make.
Up until now, Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing, played it safe, and then her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.
Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. She rejects safety, the rules, faith, and then she meets Jordan.
Jordan has big dreams, he’s had a crush on Ashley for years, and he’s a great kisser. But he’s also safe.
Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he’s more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.

Get it today on Amazon | Barnes&Noble | iTunes | Add it on Goodreads.

 

Excerpt:

I feel Colt laugh, and he looks down into my face. That’s when he seems to realize what I’ve been acutely aware of for the last several minutes—our bodies are pressed together.
“It’s awesome, yeah?” he says. “Adrenaline rush.”
“Yeah,” I breathe. “I guess.”
I’m not sure if he’s going to kiss me until he does. His mouth covers mine, and energy mixes with the alcohol flooding my body. Our tongues slide together, and I grip his shirt so I don’t collapse. 
Every single bit of this is wrong, and there’s no way I’m stopping it. It’s back, that good feeling. The sadness has been pushed out again, and in its place is this rush, this rush of adrenaline like Colt said. 
He pulls back and smiles at me. “We’re going to start dating. Now. You’re my partner in crime.”

 

About the Author: LTM

Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former journalist and editor, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

The Truth About Faking is her debut young adult romance (on AmazonBarnes&NobleiTunes, and Kobo)Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a former journalist and editor, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

Rouge is her first New Adult romantic suspense novel (on Amazon).

Leigh loves hearing from readers; stop by and say hello!

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Cover Love: Faster We Burn

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

I’m excited to show you the cover of my friend Chelsea’s next book, Faster We Burn.

 

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Faster We Burn by Chelsea M. Cameron (Deeper We Fall #2)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publication date: April, 2013
Blurb Teaser:The last thing Katie Hallman needs is another guy in her life, but Stryker Grant is there anyway. What starts out as just an escape from her previous relationship disaster soon turns into something more. Stryker gets under her skin the way no one has before, and soon she realizes she can’t shake him, even if she wanted to. But is Katie ready to trust her already-battered heart to the guy who could shatter it into a million pieces?
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AUTHOR BIO Chelsea 
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

 

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Otherwordly Valentine Event

 

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Love New Adult but looking for something with a little bite? Here’s an event geared toward the other side of NA. Whether your tastes range toward shifters or men from other dimensions, there’s a New Adult title out there for you.

Come by for prizes, games, and fun at the Facebook party between 8-10 est on February 13th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/195085983970210/?fref=ts

Want more? Check out excerpts from current and future books by NA authors in the paranormal, Sci Fi, Horror, Dystopian, and Fantasy genres.

 

Victoria H. Smith
Alyssa Rose Ivy 
Jennifer Snyder
Rebecca Rynecki
Laura Howard 
Lynn Rush 
A.K. Morgen
Juliette Springs
V.J. Chambers
Charlotte Abel
Summer Lane
Juliana Haygert 
E.J. Wesley 
Marion Croslydon
Lisa Collicutt
Andrea Heltsley
Kristen Strassel
Michelle Muto

 

There’s also an awesome Blog hop happening on 19 blogs, each spotlighting a different New Adult author!

Participating Blogs: 

http://stefanienicholas.blogspot.ca/
http://madelinedyer.co.uk/
http://jana-thebookgoddess.blogspot.co.uk/
http://defiantlydeviant.blogspot.com/
http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/
http://newadultaddiction.blogspot.com/
http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com/
http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com/
http://sweettreatblogblog.wordpress.com/author/candycoatedbookblog/
http://lissalynnsreviews.blogspot.com/
http://devouredwordsbookblog.blogspot.ca/
http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/
http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com/
http://booktimeforlife.blogspot.com/
http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca/
http://paperrdolls.com/
http://paranormal-bookclub.com/
http://heather-andrews.blogspot.com/
http://iheartyabooks.blogspot.com/

 

Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway on the bottom of this post for a chance to win tons of awesome New Adult books (U.S. Only).

 

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DESTINY GIFT

Genre: NA paranormal romance
Word Count: 77,000
Release date: April 9, 2013

Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

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Prize Pack:

Signed Copies of:
Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
The Devil’s Flowers by Lisa Collicutt
Oxford Whisper’s by Marion Croslydon
Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert
River’s Recruit by Charlotte Abel
Fate by A.K. Morgan
The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki

 

Ebooks:
eCopy of The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H.Smith
State of Emergency by Summer Lane
My Alien Romance series by Magan Vernon
Blood Fugue & Witch’s Nocturne, Moonsongs Books 1 & 2 (NA paranormal-action novelettes) By E.J. Wesley
Devour by Andrea Heltsley
e-Arc of Oxford Shadows by Marion Croslydon
Slow Burn by V.J. Chambers

 

Other Prizes:
$15.00 Amazon or B&N eCard, Signed postcards of ALL books in event by Lynn Rush
Swag pack including
Jewelry piece from Charlotte Abel
Even more swag!

 

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Some changes …

EXCITING NEWS:

Last week Magan Vernon, Susan Kaye Quinn and Leigh T. Moore had a writer retreat where they live, which is very far from here. I was really jealous. Excited for them, but jealous ;)

I always wanted to go on a retreat. So, I questioned on twitter and found out a few of my writer-twitter-friends who live close by! We (Ghenet, Cristina and Ginger – and maybe Gina) won’t start with a weekend away (but I’ll try to convince them of that some day!) For now, I invited them to spend a whole day together at a Panera or Starbucks, just writing. And they said yes!

I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED! You can be sure there will be tons of pics of our meet up!

By the way, if you live in CT and want to meet with us, let me know! We’ll be happy to have you come along ;)

 

NOT SO GOOD NEWS:

You may have noticed I haven’t posted my ROW80 update and the Author Spotlight from the last 2 weeks, I haven’t participated in any bloghop, and I’m embarrassed to admit I haven’t answered to any comments on this blog for a couple of weeks.

It’s just been so overwhelming lately. There are days I feel like I can’t keep up.

So for now, I’m taking a blogging break. That doesn’t mean I won’t have a few posts up every now and then—this week, there are two cover reveals, and a giveaway some authors and I are organizing. Then the week after that I’m participating a New Adult bloghop, and the other week I have three blog tour stops. So you see, the blog isn’t going anywhere, I just won’t have a schedule anymore. I’ll post as it comes, as ideas for posts strikes me, as I see an opening to participate in more bloghops, as people contact me about having a guest post/interview here.

Same goes for the ROW80 sprints at 2pm EST … I’m trying to turn the internet off during the day (I literally turn off the wireless/modem) so I can be more productive, and going to the sprints means that I have to turn the internet back on so I can check on twitter with the other ladies during sprint. Well, that sometimes leads to check emails, FB, blogs, etc. I don’t want to stay away from the sprints all the time, because I like those ladies too much, but I won’t be there everyday anymore.

About the Author Spotlight: it stopped because I’m tired of running after authors. I’ve contacted several, they seemed eager to do it, then didn’t send me back the interview. Or, some sent me the interview back, but nothing more. Like, I had to go after blurbs, bio, pics, buy links – and some authors have more than just a couple of books out and selling them in several websites. Do you know how many precious hours did I lose going after all the info? Well, I’m not doing it anymore. My blog is open for everyone and if you want to host your cover reveal, your blog tour, or whatever, you’re welcome! But please, send me ALL THE INFO or I won’t post it.

 

Well, that’s it peeps. I’m off to write.

Have a good one!

Cheers,

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