Monthly Archives: May 2013

Over this side of the screen …

I have a couple of news and reminders to share with you:

 

BEA 2013:

 

One of the perks of living so close to NYC? Getting to go on so many concerts, events, shows, museums, and CONFERENCES!

This time, it’s BOOK EXPO AMERICA :)

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I’ll be there all day Saturday, June 1st (with a black shirt with the cover of DESTINY GIFT stamped on it). If you plan on being there, let me know. I would love to meet you!

 

#NACrushTourney:

 

Have you guys heard of the #YACrushTourney hosted by Brit, Amy and Jen of YA Sisterhood? If you haven’t, click here to read what it is.

So, since the NA authors and readers are disappointed their heroes can’t make it into the YA Crush Tourney, NA Alley will be hosting the first NA Crush Tourney ever!

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This years, we’ll start small, with only one category and not many heroes competing, but I bet it’ll be fun and a huge success. And hopefully next year we’ll be able to expand it :)

The official announcement is up on NA Alley’s blog. Click the link and help us spread the word!

 

DESTINY GIFT Promo:

 

Destiny Gift is still on sale for $0.99!

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Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Kobo Apple | Smashwords | Createspace

 

 

BREAKING THE REINS Pic Teasers:

 

Breaking the Reins has 234 adds on goodreads as of last night. When it gets to 300 adds, I’ll post the third teaser pic. And when it gets to 400, I’ll post a fourth one, and so on.

Here are the first two teaser pics for your enjoyment ;)

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Teaser 02

 

 

Stamford Author Event: 

 

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Here’s the official text:

“Join 35 authors of contemporary, new adult, paranormal fiction and more at the Hilton Executive Center in Stamford, Connecticut, on August 10, 2013, from 12pm-4pm. Enjoy an afternoon of books, swag, and more as you get the latest releases from your favorite authors and discover new voices.

You’ll also be eligible to enter a raffle and clinch the Grand Prize: a brand new Kindle Paperwhite, loaded with all our books! Attendees will also qualify to win VIP passes to mix and mingle with authors and book bloggers at the after-event, from 4pm to 6pm.”

Btw, admission is FREE! Here’s the blog in case you want to follow the news :)

 

Amazon E-book Refund: 

 

I’ve never really cared about this, until I became a published author.

Amazon refund policy states that you can return an e-book  7 days after its purchase – that’s enough time to read it. Did you ever go to a bookstore, buy a paperback or a hardcopy, read it and even if you didn’t like it, return it?

Glenda Wallace created this petition for authors to sign, so we can ask Amazon to cancel their refund policy. Like she states on the petition, “Is this fair or not? This is like going into a restaurant, buying a meal, then asking for a refund after you’ve already eaten it!”

So, if you’re an author and agree with this, please click the link above and sign the petition!

 

 

Phew! That’s it for now …

Have a great weekend and a safe holiday!

Cheers, 

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Cover Love: Darker Days

 

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Darker Days (Darker Agency, #1)  by Jus Accardo

 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.

Add it on Goodreads!

 

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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.

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

 

 

Excerpt

“So not your biggest fan at the moment,” I said, closing the office door behind me. The runofffrom my jeans had soaked my sneakers pretty good. With each step, I gave a slight squishing noise accompanied by an annoying squeak against the old tile floor.

From across the room, Mom stared. “What happened to you?”

“It attacked me.” Tossing my bag on the couch, I sank into her chair and made sure to grind my butt into the cushion. Got it nice and wet. I was all about sharing the love—and right now, the love was soggy.

She laughed, waving a folder in my direction. “Surely you’re overreacting. It was one little zombie. They don’t attack people.”

“I’m serious, Ma. It tried to drown me. And the client assaulted me with ugly footwear. As far as punishments go, I’d say we’re probably square. I’ve learned my lesson.”

“You’re serious?” Amused expression now replaced by concern, she crossed the room and leaned over her desk to get a better look at me.

“As a coronary.” Once I was sure the chair had sponged up all it could, I stood and huffed past her. Pulling at my favorite T-shirt—the word Fate inside a blood red heart, is a four letter word on the back—I said, “Child welfare would not be happy to hear you tried to feed your only child to a walking corpse…”

“But why would it attack? Did you provoke it?” Folding her arms, she frowned. “Insult it, perhaps?”

I winked at her. “Provoke it? Sure. I went and wiggled my ass in front of it yelling lunch just to see what’d happen.” I’d called it Stinky, but that didn’t count as an insult. Something couldn’t be considered an insult if it was true, right?

Right eyebrow twitching, she fought against a smile. “But you’re okay, right? No bites, broken bones, head injuries, possessions…?”

I smiled and did a little twirl. “All in one piece and still me.”

Mom had a checklist she went through at the end of each job. I was known for taking almost as much damage as I inflicted.

“Oh, and you’re probably going to get a call from the client. I sorta smashed her fence in the process.”

Mom groaned. “I told you to be more careful.”

“It’s not like I tried to break anything.”

“Something tells me you didn’t try hard enough not to break anything, either.”

“In my defense, it wasn’t a simple trap and slap…”

“We can’t afford this.” She reached down and pulled a white envelope out from under a stack of papers. “This is the bill for that Mercedes you smashed.”

“Oh! So not my fault. How was I supposed to know that Spring Heel was gonna land on the car? If it makes you feel any better, I think he was aiming for my head…”

“If you keep this up, we won’t even be able to afford the rent.”

She was right, of course, and it made me feel horrible. “I’m sorry. I guess I’m a wrecking ball wrapped in blue jeans. Take my cut of this job and put it toward the repairs. Keep my paycheck for the next month, too.” A good start, but it didn’t feel like enough. Sure, it would cover the damages—I hoped—but I felt guilty about upsetting her. The bills that were piling up kept her awake at night. This was only going to make things worse. We got a fair amount of business, but the overhead in our line of work was sky high.

As much as I hated the idea, I knew what would cheer her up. “I’ll even throw in pet possessions for the next month.”

 

 

Cheers,

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Cover Love: Off the Record

Look at this PRETTY cover!

The author of the book, Sawyer Bennett, interviewed the model Jay Byars on her blog: check it out!

 

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Title:  Off the Record
Author:  Sawyer Bennett
Expected release date: June 11, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  New Adult
Cover designed by:   Vitalink;   http://www.vitalinkweb.com/
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17852664-off-record
Book Description

The sparks of dislike burn hot, but the sparks of mutual attraction burn even hotter. Ever Montgomery suffered the ultimate betrayal by the one man who she should have been able to count on for anything. It has left her hurt, jaded and incapable of forming relationships, but it also means that she can spot a liar a mile away.  These traits are earning her a reputation as a reporter with a keen nose for a good story and a complete understanding of the extreme power of the written word. Lincoln Caldwell, is the hot goalie for the New York Rangers. At twenty-four and a rising star, he works hard and he plays even harder. He’s gorgeous and carefree—the ultimate charmer.  Ladies fall at his feet and the single life has never been lived the way Linc Caldwell does it. When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information that she received off the record, she finds herself on the receiving end of the athelete’s fury.  Rather than basking in the glory of exposing Linc as a shameless user of women, she finds herself at his mercy when he demands and receives retribution.  Required by her editor to trail Linc for six weeks, Ever is forced to look at the real Linc Caldwell. And she just might find that she has misjudged him.

 

About the Author Sawyer Bennett Small

Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weakness but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

www.sawyerbennett.com
www.facebook.com/bennettbooks
www.twitter.com/bennettbooks  

 

Cheers,

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Morgan Media presents: Animated covers!

Hey everyone,

You guys probably know Rachel Morgan, the author of The Faerie Guardian, right?

But you guys probably don’t know is that Rachel is now not only an author but a savvy business woman! Yesterday, she launched Morgan Media!

Morgan Media is a small business offering quality services to indie authors at affordable rates.

Message from Rachel Morgan, the founder of Morgan Media:
“I’m an indie author, and it’s taken me many, many, MANY hours of work to figure out how to navigate every step from finished manuscript to published work. There’s the ebook formatting and the print book formatting and the ebook cover design and the print book cover design. Then comes the marketing–of both yourself and your book–and for that you need blog tour buttons and blog headers and Facebook fan page cover images and artwork for bookmarks and button badges and postcards and whatever else you might want to give away as part of your book launch. All of this takes a spectacular amount of time that you probably don’t have, especially if you’re busy promoting one book and trying to write the next one. So why not get someone experienced to take care of most of these steps for you? That’s what Morgan Media is for.”
Find Morgan Media in the following places online:

 

I have the pleasure of showing you one of her services: COVER ANIMATION!

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Isn’t my cover even more pretty now?

 

There’s a GIVEAWAY to celebrate the launch of Morgan Media:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

CONGRATULATIONS, Rachel!

Cheers,

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