Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Day in the Life: Dawn Pendleton

Miss Dawn Pendleton came up with a cool Q&A for authors. She posts them once a week on her blog and I’m taking part on it. I’ll be posting the Q&A here every Saturday.

Today is Dawn Pendleton’s turn!

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Dawn Pendleton is a New Adult & Young Adult author living in Maine with her husband and pup. She’s always thinking up ways to destroy her characters and then uild them back up again. Aside from writing, she’s the founder of Generation New Adult, a magazine that focuses on the new adult genre!
Currently, she’s working on the third and final book of the Broken series, as well as a new novella series, which releases September 17th!
Links:
Twitter: @DawnWritesNA

 

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Cover Love: Forty Nights

 

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Forty Nights (Neima’s Ark #2)
by Stephanie Parent
Release Date: September 2013
Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber Designs

Neima, her family, and her grandfather Noah have found themselves trapped aboard an ark as a great flood destroys all life in the world. As their time aboard the ark lengthens, food begins to run out, wild animals grow restless, and family tensions become as much of a threat as the flood outside. In the second and final installment of Neima’s Ark, the stakes are higher, the conflicts are greater, and Neima finds herself facing a choice as impossible as the destruction all around her.

Forty Nights is a continuation of the story begun in Forty Days, and it’s recommended that you read Forty Days first for the best experience. Forty Nights does, however, contain a character guide to refresh readers’ memories. The Neima’s Ark series is a historical, feminist reimagining of the story of Noah’s Ark rather than a religiously oriented one, and the novels are best suited for readers who are comfortable with new interpretations of biblical stories.

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The entire village knows Neima’s grandfather is a madman. For years the old man has prophesied that a great flood is coming, a flood disastrous enough to blot out the entire earth. He’s even built an enormous ark that he claims will allow his family to survive the deluge. But no one believes the ravings of a lunatic…

…until the rain starts. And doesn’t stop. Soon sixteen-year-old Neima finds her entire world transformed, her life and those of the people she loves in peril. Trapped on the ark with her grandfather Noah, the rest of her family, and a noisy, filthy, and hungry assortment of wild animals, will Neima find a way to survive?

With lions, tigers, and bears oh my, elephants and flamingos too, along with rivalries and betrayals, a mysterious stowaway, and perhaps even an unexpected romance, FORTY DAYS is not your grandfather’s Noah’s Ark story.

FORTY DAYS is approximately 45000 words, the length of a shorter novel, and is the first installment in a two-part epic story. It does contain a cliffhanger ending.

Readers looking for a traditional, religiously oriented version of the Noah’s Ark story should be warned that FORTY DAYS may not appeal to them. The novel will, however, appeal to lovers of apocalyptic fiction, historical fiction, and romance, as well as anyone who’s ever dreamed of having a baby elephant as a pet.

 

Forty Days is currently FREE!  Get your copy!

B&N | Kobo | Smashwords

 

About the Author: StephanieParent

Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block’s WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.

Blog | Goodreads | Twitter

 

 

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Cover Love: Through Glass

 

ThroughGlass COVER REVEAL

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.

Publication Date:  September 20, 2013

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About Rebecca EthingtonRebecca 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.

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Book Blitz: Life, Love & Lemons

 

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Title: Life, Love & Lemons
Author: Magan Vernon
Expected release date: August 20, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Category: Young Adult
Available at: Amazon | B&N

Book Description:

When life hands you lemons, sometimes you have to say screw the lemons and bail.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Evans had it all. Then her Dad got laid off.

Now she has to move across town to a small apartment and leave her life of luxury for public school and a job at the local burger place. Just when her world seems like it’s crumbling she finds solace in the unlikely punk boy next door, Kai Stone. But as their relationship blossoms, a jealous ex-girlfriend and a secret to tell that threatens to bring disaster back into Bentley’s life.

 

 

Excerpt: 

“You know I’m pretty sure that all that’s involved in high school dancing is just dry humping and swaying back and forth,” I said as Kai helped me move my parent’s couch back.

“Well, I don’t want to dry hump or just sway back and forth,” he said with a big grin on his face before setting the couch down.

“We don’t have to do this right now either. It’s a Sunday morning and all.” I walked over to the front of the couch, not taking my eyes off of him.

“Homecoming is Saturday, and the only dance I know is the Hokey Pokey.” He shrugged. “Besides Mom and my sisters are at small group and your parents can sleep through anything, so why not now?”

“Okay.” I let out a deep breath and opened my computer. “But you really didn’t take any kind of dance classes? I had ballroom dancing freshman year in gym.”

“Bentley, I’ve gone to public school all of my life. The only dance we ever learned was line dancing when I was in grade school up in Wisconsin, and I’m not doing that at Homecoming.” He laughed.

I started up the song and set my laptop down and stepped in front of Kai, putting my right hand up toward him. “I definitely don’t think there will be line dancing at Homecoming,” I said, putting my hand in his.

“And you make fun of my music?” Kai asked as the song crooned through the speakers on my laptop. I put Kai’s right hand on my hip, and then placed my left hand on his upper arm.

“This is Sinatra, I really don’t think there is anything to be making fun of, and besides I don’t think we could really do ballroom dancing to punk rock.”

“I’m sure we could try.” He smiled and kissed my forehead.

I rolled my eyes. “Okay, now that we have the arm position it’s time to move our feet, and if you step on my bare feet I am going to punch you.”

He playfully hovered his foot over mine, so I pinched his arm. “If you don’t behave then I’m switching the music to country.”

He let out a big sarcastic sigh. “Fine.”

“Okay, so left foot then right foot then together,” I said as we moved in unison.

“Then right foot goes back and then the left foot meets it.”

We moved together doing a few box steps. It felt kind of silly to be dancing in my pajamas in the living room.

“You know, I really don’t think that anyone is going to be doing the waltz at Homecoming,” I muttered I looked up to see him mouthing ‘left, right, together’.

“Well what do people usually do then?” He looked down at me and stopped mouthing the words.

The Sinatra song ended and a slower punk rock song played, one that Kai had actually put on my computer.

“Usually…” I put both my arms around his neck. “It’s kind of more of a close, swaying motion.”

“Oh.” He wrapped his long arms around my waist and pulled me as close as I think two people can get when one was over six foot and the other was barely over five foot three.

“Like this?” He swayed slowly back and forth.

“Usually it’s not some sort of a giant dancing with a midget.” I laughed.

“Fine then.” He bent at his knees and picked me up off of the ground, so that my legs were dangling in the air while he continued to sway back and forth. “Is that better, shorty?”

I wrapped my bare legs around his waist. “Now it is.”

I leaned in and ran my tongue along his bottom lip, tracing the lines of his lip ring.

“I don’t think that’s part of the waltz.” He smiled and pressed his forehead to mine.

“It is now.” I kissed him, pretty hard, since he fell back into the couch with me still in his arms.

Maybe I should have taken him up on the night alone instead of Homecoming. It felt so good to just be in his arms, and the kissing wasn’t so bad either. I could forget about the world every time that Kai kissed me. It was like his lip piercing had some kind of magical powers that just made all my problems disappear as long as we were kissing.

 

 

About the author: Magan

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.

Author Links: Web Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

 

 

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Breaking the Reins Blog Tour

As you know, Breaking the Reins was released two weeks ago *happy dance*

You can get your copy here: *wink wink*

Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | Apple

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And the blog tour begins TODAY!
Giselle from Xpresso Book Tour is organizing it. Here’s the upcoming schedule:
(I’ll change the blog links to the post links once they go live)

 

August 26th
Emma Michaels’ Blog  >>  Excerpt
Jenee’s Book Blog >>  Review

 

August 27th
The Girl in a Cafe >>  Review + Top 5 List

 

August 28th
The LUV’NV  >>  Review
Simply Infatuated >> Top Ten List

 

August 29th
Ramblings From This Chick >>  Guest Post

 

August 30th
Paperback Treasures >> Interview

 

 

September 2nd
Book Labyrinth >> Review
Dr. Pepper Diva >> Guest Post

 

September 3rd
Krista’s Dust Jacket >>  Review + Playlist

 

September 4th
Rolling with the Moments >>  Review + Excerpt

 

September 5th
YA-Aholic >> Review
Book Nerds Anonymous >>  Review + Top 5 List

 

September 6th
In the Best Worlds >>  Review

 

 

September 9th
The Reading Realm >> Review
YaReads >>  Interview

 

September 10th
Fictionators >>  Review
A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt

 

September 11th
The Reading Diaries  >>  Review

 

September 12th
FlutterealFlight >>  Review + Excerpt
The Shadow Realm >> Review

 

September 13th
Novel Nerd >> Review
Chronicles >>  Interview

 

A rafflecopter giveaway is accompanying the tour – don’t forget to check the posts and enter it!

 

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Another challenge!

So, this evening my friend Priya tweeted this:

“GUYS! @Juliana_Haygert‘s Breaking the Reins is ranked under 7k amazon best sellers! Can we help her get under 5k? http://amzn.to/182digk  <3″

I was around 6,700 (on Amazon).

Then, after 1 hour, I was at 5,100!

So she tweeted again:

“GUYS! @Juliana_Haygert‘s Breaking the Reins is sooo soo close to reaching 5k mark! Let’s help her get under 5k? http://amzn.to/182digk  <3″

One hour later I tweeted her, LOOK AT MY RANK! I was at 4,337! We did it!

I thought she was done, but noooooo! She continued:

“4 a chance to win Breaking the Reins tweet: Help @Juliana_Haygert Breaking the Reins break top 1k amz bestsellers! http://amzn.to/182digk 

“I’ll pick a winner by midnight in 8/25 Tweet: Help @Juliana_Haygert Breaking the Reins break top 1k amz bestsellers! http://amzn.to/182digk 

So, here’s the deal: Priya will give someone who tweets that (Help @Juliana_Haygert Breaking the Reins break top 1k amz bestsellers! http://amzn.to/182digk ) an ecopy of Breaking the Reins, and I’ll give a signed paperback to someone else!

We’ll have TWO winners if I break the 1000 rank on Amazon by tomorrow midnight!

Help us spread the word!

*happy dance*

 

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A Day in the Life: Adrianne James

Miss Dawn Pendleton came up with a cool Q&A for authors. She posts them once a week on her blog and I’m taking part on it. I’ll be posting the Q&A here every Saturday.

Today is Adrianne James’ turn!

 

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Adrianne James is a Mommy to two wild and crazy kids, three if you count her husband who tends to enjoy acting like a kid. She is a photographer and graphic designer by day and writes YA and NA novels whenever she gets the chance.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adrianne_James

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAdrianneJames

Blog: http://www.AdrianneJames.com

 

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Cover Love: Love and Other Games

Love and Other Games is a collection of four sexy New Adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller. It releases October 1st from Swoon Romance in all major electronic formats.

 

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Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze

Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running.

Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium. With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.

Ana Blaze’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

 

Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers. 

Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she’s not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way.  A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. 

Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

Melinda Dozer’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

 

The Girl Behind the Gold by Aria Kane

Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her a place in fans’ hearts.

“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia.

The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want – but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need.

Aria Kane’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

 

Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller

Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player. Despite Brenna Jessup’s abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she’s hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn’t want apologies — he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it — and her — in the process.

Kara Leigh Miller’s: Website | Twitter | Facebook

 

To celebrate the cover reveal, the authors are giving away a $20 gift card to the bookstore of the winner’s choice. Check out the rafflecopter below to enter!

 

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