Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cover Love: Dark Paradise

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Angie Sandro

July 1, 2014

Grand Central Publishing/ Forever Yours



Mala LaCroix has spent her whole life trying to escape her destiny. As the last in a long line of “witch women,” she rejects the notion of spirits and hoodoo and instead does her best to blend in. But when she finds a dead body floating in the bayou behind her house, Mala taps into powers she never knew she had. She’s haunted by visions of the dead girl, demanding justice and vengeance.


Landry Prince has always had a crush on Mala, but when Mala discovers his sister, murdered and marked in some sort of Satanic ritual, he starts to wonder if all the rumors about the LaCroix family are true. Yet after Mala uses her connection to the spirit world to identify his sister’s killer, he starts to form his own bond to her . . . a very physical one. As they move closer to each other and closer to the truth, Mala and Landry must risk everything—their families, their love, and even their lives.



Angie is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card.


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About the author:Angie Sandro Author

Angie Sandro was born at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Within six weeks, she began the first of eleven relocations throughout the United States, Spain, and Guam before the age of eighteen.

Friends were left behind. The only constants in her life were her family and the books she shipped wherever she went. Traveling the world inspired her imagination and allowed her to create her own imaginary friends. Visits to her father’s family in Louisiana inspired this story.

Angie now lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an overweight Labrador

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Cover Love: Just Stay


Author: Michelle Abbott

Release date: March 2014

The last place Pia wants to be is on a family vacation in a sleepy Cornish village. She’s anticipating two weeks of mind-numbing boredom. Then she meets Trey, a local boy. He’s absolutely gorgeous. The trouble is — he knows it. He’s arrogant and egotistical, and Pia intends to avoid him at all costs.

But Trey is not the kind of guy who gives up easily. When he sets his sights on Pia, her resistance is futile.

It’s just a holiday romance, some light-hearted fun, right? But one of them is about to discover that still waters do, indeed, run deep. When what lurks beneath the surface finally erupts, the consequences may prove to be catastrophic.

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About the author:MichelleAbbott

Michelle Abbott grew up in London, UK and now lives in the Kent countryside. She loves to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl and she likes to read all genres of romance. When she’s not reading or writing she enjoys travelling and seeing new places and occasionally she picks up her knitting needles and attempts to finish the sweater she started two years ago.

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What’s Up Wednesday

The lovelies Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk came up with the WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY meme. Here’s Jaime’s explanation about it: “It’s similar in some respects to the Currently… post, but it’s been whittled down to only four headings to make it quicker and more manageable on a weekly basis. You’re invited to join us if you’re looking for something to blog about, a way to let your blog friends know what’s been going on with you.”

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Hi everyone! Happy 2014! I posted My 2014 Plan (general goals) and My 2014 Plan – Part 2 (upcoming books) the other day, in case you’re interested. Have you posted goals for 2014? I want to know them!


Anyway, first What’s Up Wednesday of the year … and my first one in a month! *hides*



Reading was very slow last month and I finished the year reading only 60 books (down from 80 in 2012!). I’m hoping this year I’ll read close to 80 books again …

This week I finished Mockinjay by Suzanne Collins and For Real by Chelsea Cameron. I’ll start a new book tonight, I just don’t know which one yet …



I’m actually editing Playing Pretend after getting the first notes from my editor. The manuscript is due back to her on Jan 20th, so I better hurry! ;)



Not the cold and the snow, that’s for sure.

A new year. That’s what inspires me. It’s like starting fresh and having the opportunity to try again, to do it better, to give my best, to be my best. I’m excited and super nervous about this year.



I went down to NC and SC during the holidays – we visited friends from Brazil who have been living here in the US for as long as we do, and we all live in the same town in Ohio once, so that was fun. Now I only see them once or twice per year … Anyway, even though we drove 12 hours to go and 14 hours to come back, it was worth it!

While in SC, I remembered author Sarra Cannon had just moved to SC and I thought I was somewhat close to her. We exchanged a few messages and we found out we were in the same town! So we scheduled a meeting at a Starbucks. It was sooooo good. It’s great to talk to someone in the industry, someone who writes the same categories/genres as you, who also self-publishes and understands everything!

What else? I meet with some local writers once month or so (*waves at Cris, Ghenet, Ginger and Jessica*) and we spend the day writing … and talking about writing, publishing, reading, etc ;) Our next write-in is Jan 18th and I think another writer will join us (*waves at Katlyn*). But tomorrow I’ll have my first weekly write-in with Ginger! I’m very excited. Usually, I get a lot more done writing-wise when I’m not at home LOL


Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?

Don’t forget to stop by Jaime’s blog and check out the linky list of the awesome writers who are participating of this meme!


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My 2014 Plan – part 2

Last week, I posted My 2014 Plan – my general wants and “resolutions.” Now I’m going to talk about upcoming books …

I wrote and re-wrote this post so many times because I couldn’t make up my mind about what I was going to write this year. I have too many ideas and I want to rewrite my first three manuscripts (because the stories are great, but the writing sucked lol), I won’t be ever able to write everything I want to, even if I live to be 100 years old — the lack of stories is NEVER the case. Anyway …

Then I wrote a huge post explaining all the reasoning behind my choices (the ones I scratched and the ones I’m keeping) … but I decided to spare you of my insanity.

Anyway, after a lot of head banging and lots of f-words exploding in my mind, here’s my new, tentative calendar:


  • Jan 20th – release of Cup of Life (which is ready)
  • March 3rd – release of Playing Pretend (which is on the editing stage)
  • June – release of Breaking Fences (Bia’s story – companion of Breaking the Reins)
  • September – release of The Everlasting Circle, thus completing my fantasy trilogy.
  • December – release of Breaking the [insert word here] (Ricardo’s story – companion of Breaking the Reins) – and maybe a holiday short too, if I can write it.*


*Beside the extra holiday short, there’s one contemporary story that has been hammering in my mind for the last few weeks … it would be an older NA thing, sexier than my usual stories, and it would probably be a 2-book series. IF I can, I’ll squeeze this one in my calendar – but only if I don’t screw my other deadlines …


There you have it. My 2014 writing calendar. Doesn’t look too bad, does it?


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