Cover Love: Hold Me Tight

 

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Release Date: April 30, 2014

He loves me. He loves me not.

Ivy’s heart shatters upon hearing Eric’s crushing ultimatum. Despite how much she cares for him, she won’t give in to his demands. She has no choice but to leave, even if it’s the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.

She loves me. She loves me not.

When Ivy walks out, Eric can’t help feeling betrayed. Unwilling to put her at risk, he values her safety above all else. By refusing to compromise, he’s blindsided when she moves in with a man who’s already stolen so much from him.

I love you. You love me not.

Lauren sees Eric and Ivy’s split as an opportunity to end their relationship once and for all. When Ivy places herself at the mercy of Eric’s rival, Lauren plots to destroy the fragile tie binding them together, even if she endangers Ivy’s life in the process.

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What readers are saying about HOLD ME TIGHT:

“Seriously – I’m considering sending Faith Sullivan an email every week until the next book is released. I need to know what happens!”

– Elnora Romness

 

“I’m really hoping Eric and Ivy can find a way to work things out, and that fate will give them a bit of a break—but if there’s one thing this series has proved to me, it’s that Faith Sullivan’s books will take us to places unexpected and impossible to predict.”

– Stephanie Parent

 

“Faith Sullivan is so good at keeping me guessing and making me eagerly anticipate this book. Looking forward to see what’s in store for Ivy and Eric.”

– Kelly Hashway

 

“I so totally love Faith’s books. Honestly, it’s such a treat to nab them up and enjoy them.”

– Meradeth Houston

 

“I really can’t wait to read the conclusion to this series…I think it’s going to be even better than the first two books!”

– Kelli Nash

 

 

Books in this New Adult Contemporary Romance trilogy:

TAKE ME NOW (TAKE ME NOW #1): Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

 

MEANT FOR ME (TAKE ME NOW #2): Amazon | B&N | Smashwords Goodreads

 

 

About the Author:

Faith Sullivan is an author of New Adult contemporary romances including the HEARTBEAT trilogy, the TAKE ME NOW series and the 9/11 novel, UNEXPECTED.

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Cover Love: Face Time

Today is the cover reveal for Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1) by SJ Pajonas. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Forward Authority.

 

Face Time

 

Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1)
By SJ Pajonas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: April 25, 2014
Blurb:

After the best first date ever, Lee thought Laura was funny, intelligent, and impulsive; a whirlwind of bright laughter and happiness. Laura loved Lee’s sweet smile and the way he expertly filled in every awkward pause. He held her hand and then pulled her in for the most perfect kiss she’s had in years. What could possibly be wrong? Just the 7000 miles that separates them the next day.

Even though Lee has gone home to Seoul, Laura can’t stop thinking about him. What starts as an innocent text thanking him for their dinner date becomes something much more: someone either of them can’t live without. But Laura’s got a live-in mother going through a midlife crisis, and Lee’s stressful traveling schedule means they’ll be apart for some time. Life, family, and a complicated past also get in the way, and they’re both going to need actual face time to figure it out.

Told from both Lee and Laura’s point of view, FACE TIME is a funny, romantic, modern-day story about two people who connect across the world.

 

You can find Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1) on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20434205-face-time

Are you a Wattpad user? S. J. Pajonas will be posting the first chapters of FACE TIME to Wattpad starting March 9, 2014. Follow her to get a new chapter each week, six in total, leading up to the publication of FACE TIME. http://www.wattpad.com/user/spajonas

 

About the Author:sj pajonas

S. J. Pajonas loves all things Asian and has been in love with Japan for as long as she can remember. Writing about Asia and Japan came naturally after studying the culture and language for over fifteen years. She studied film and screenwriting first and eventually segued into fiction once she was no longer working a full-time job.

Released is S. J. Pajonas’s second work, book two of four in the Nogiku Series. The first book in the series, Removed, is described as “a wonderful story” with “engaging characters, seamless world building, and an action packed plot.” It’s an “up-til-3am-because-I-read-it-in-one-sitting book.” She also writes contemporary romance and her upcoming first book in the Love in the Digital Age series will be published in 2014.

S. J. lives with her husband and two children just outside of New York City. She loves reading, writing, film, J- and K-dramas, knitting, and astrology. Her favorite author is Haruki Murakami and favorite book is The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.

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Excerpt:

Lee’s eyes are bloodshot and tired, his rounded cheeks sunken in with fatigue, but it looks like he won’t leave unless someone comes along and peels him off the couch.

I hate to do it, but I lean forward and squeeze his knee. “Lee, you look so tired, and I know you have to be up early. We should call it a night.”

Disappointment falls over his face and he sighs, putting his hands on his knees and forcing himself to stand up. Once my coat is buttoned-up, he reaches out his hand and helps me up with a smile.

Outside, I direct him north on Broadway to Third Street where I can get a cab going west towards Chelsea and be home in ten minutes. I used to walk this area all the time when I went to NYU, and the corner of Third is as good a place as any to say goodbye. An NYU building towers over this corner, fenced in by greenery and a large tree arcs out overhead. In a few weeks, the branches will be filled with buds and trees will explode with leaves all over the city. I can’t wait for spring.

“You live on Fifteenth Street, right? I saw the address you sent me,” Lee says, his hand clutching mine. “Over by Chelsea Market?”

“Yeah. I go there all the time. The neighborhood has grown in the last few years especially. It doesn’t look anything like it did when I moved in.”

“Seoul is always changing. After the war, it just grew and grew and now there are new buildings up every year there.”

Our conversation dies as we near the corner, and I slow down to a stop. I… I really don’t know what to do. I know this can’t go anywhere.

“I can get a cab going crosstown from here,” I say, looking down at my shoes. “If you walk back over to Lafayette, you can get a cab going uptown.”

“Okay. Laura…” He turns to face me, so very close. He withdraws his warm hand from his pocket and softly strokes the length of my chin, pushing my eyes up to his. I guess I’m not the impulsive one tonight. “I’d like to see you again. Somehow. I don’t know when I’ll be back in New York, though.”

“I understand.” I clench my legs together because a fire is burning right in the middle of them, and I haven’t had sex in so long I don’t know what to do with the feeling. My vibrator doesn’t count. “Maybe we can keep in touch, if you’re up for it.” I smile at his eager face, only three inches from mine.

“I think I’m up for almost anything when it comes to you. In fact…” He steps in even closer, letting go of my hand and pulling me in by the small of my back. “I’m going to kiss you, and I’m not going to regret it for a second.”

Pulling my face to his, our lips meet hesitantly at first, warmth growing between us as a breeze curls around my legs and up my jacket. His lips brush against mine, feathery light and playful, soft and sweet, the test kiss when you put your toes in the water and see if the bath is hot enough. Then I lean in and bind my lips to his. This kiss goes all in, a deep inhale followed by the kind of release that makes my eyes roll back in my head. If I were paying closer attention, I’d notice the curry, the beer, and the coffee, but instead all I sense is the seed he’s planting in my soul, the one that takes root and convinces me I’m a worthy person again, worthy of love and affection, worthy of attention.

I set my hands free from their safe haven between us and wrap them around his waist, sighing and enjoying this regret-free kiss. It just pushes Lee even closer, both of his hands on my cheeks, guiding my mouth into his, and his relief is evident in the release of his muscles along his waist and back.

Earlier, I wanted to pause time in several instances — when he took my photo, when he held my hand, when he smiled at me over the top of the coffee bar — but, now, this is what I want to remember. This is the moment when he likes me for all the right reasons, and I want to capture that blissful ignorance and never live without it.

The moment unsticks, our lips pulling away at the same time, and he kisses me along my left cheek to my ear. I hug him close and rest my forehead on his shoulder.

“Thank you for tonight, Laura,” he whispers in my ear, and I nod into his sweater, letting myself feel happy for this instead of sad he won’t be here tomorrow. We dislodge our arms from each other and do our best to smile at one another before he takes my hand, leads me to the curb, hails a cab, and puts me in it.

“Don’t be a stranger, Lee,” I say, before raising my eyebrows at him and closing the door.

My last glimpse is the smile on his face, his hand raised in goodbye, as my cab speeds away down Third Street.

 

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– 10$ amazon gift card

– e-copies of both Removed (Nogiku #1) and Released (Nogiku #2) –mobi or epub file

– e-ARC of Face Time (available March 2014) – mobi or epub file

 

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Cover Love: Rush Into You

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RUSH INTO YOU

Debut By Brianna Lee

A New Adult Contemporary Romance

Releasing April/May 2014

Cover designed by Okay Creations

 

I had it all.

I was captain of the cheerleading squad and star of the debate team. I was smart and popular and living the dream.

Until that night.

That one fateful night changed everything.

Now everyone hates me—everyone. They stay far away.

It’s safer.

Drugs numb the pain, and sex pays for the drugs.

Being alive is my punishment.

Then I meet him. Ryker Rosse.

Tattoos, sinful body…and his eyes. His eyes are irresistible. He is captivating. He treats me with respect.

He sees me.

Ryker brings happiness into my life of regret, but I don’t know if I deserve happiness. Some mistakes can never be forgiven.

Or can they?

 

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About the Author

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Brianna Lee is an avid reader and flavored ice coffee addict. She is also a book reviewer and blogger for Brianna Lee Book Reviews and lives in Massachusetts with her beautiful daughter.

As a busy, single mom, and aunt, she often has to write her stories in a notepad app on her cell phone, but late at night you will find her typing on her laptop until she passes out on her keyboard…literally.

Brianna encourages readers to contact her as she loves to hear from you! Email her at authorbriannalee@live.com.

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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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WHAT I’M READING

I’ve read Rule by Jay Crownover, and I also read Mounted (Bittersweet Farm, #1) by Barbara Morgenroth.

Going to pick up book #16 of 2014 tonight. Not sure which one yet, though …

 

WHAT I’M WRITING

So … we had 2 snow days last week. TWO! Which means kid was home and I didn’t get any writing done on those days. Then I was down on Friday. I looked at my manuscript and felt it was off. I couldn’t place what was wrong, but it was off … so I spent the day trying to fix the plot and got nowhere. My goal was to write at least 15k words last week, but I got 11k words. Not bad, but not what I wanted.

On Sunday, I met with my girls for our monthly write-in, but instead of writing, I fixed my plot. I wrote 2000 words of plot points and I think it’s fixed! So, that’s that.

I was 17k words into Breaking Fences but now I cut 14k words of that and practically started over. I wrote 3502 words yesterday and I’m hoping to get around 4k words today because it seems tomorrow will be another snow day, and then there’s Winter Break next Mon and Tue, which means no writing.

My goal to finish this draft by the end of the month is looking very unachievable right now :( BUT, even if I don’t get to finish this manuscript this month, progress is progress – and I go have until the end of March to finish it before it’s due to my editor. I just wanted to be ahead of schedule :)

 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

Ugh, again, not the cold and the snow …

Serious now. The cover of Breaking Fences. Oh, yeah. My designer sent a mockup to me on Monday and I’m soooo in love with it. Now I’m fixing the blurb so she can add that and finalize it, and then I’ll schedule a cover reveal. Can’t wait!

 

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Had my monthly write-in with CrisGhenet and Ginger. Besides writing, we talked a lot about plots and writing. It was awesome!

Ah, I also bought a new sofa! It’s going to take 3 weeks for because we asked a different fabric from what they had in store, so it takes more time. But it’s okay. We have lots the guest bedroom mattress on the floor with lots of pillows around. The daughter is loving it lol I bet she’ll be sad when the sofa arrives lol

And I’m freaking out that the ARC of Playing Pretend is in the hands of book bloggers … and that it’s only 2 more weeks until it’s out to the world! *flails*

 

Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?

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

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The YA/NA I *heart* Swag Giveaway Hop

 

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DESTINY GIFT (The Everlast Trilogy #1)

Genre: NA Fantasy
Word Count: 73,000

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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SOUL OATH (The Everlast Trilogy #2)

Genre: NA Fantasy
Word Count: 85,000 words

It’s been three months since Nadine last heard from Victor, Micah or Ceris, allowing her to concentrate on her own life. But until Victor and Micah find the scepters that will restore them as true gods, their human bodies will require her healing touch and it’s only a matter of time until they wreak havoc on her life again. 

As if to prove that, Victor shows up at the hospital dragging along with him a swarm of demons. Nadine is forced to flee to safety. Despite her attempts to keep her loved ones protected, the demons find her, and they bring her to Imha, the goddess of Chaos.

Now, confronted by her greatest fear, Nadine finds a new motivation. Vengeance. And when seeking revenge, no risk is too great, including her own life.

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Cup of Life

CUP OF LIFE (The Everlast Trilogy #2.5)

Genre: NA Fantasy
Word Count: 17,000 words

 

His existence would mean nothing without her.

 

 

**This is a novella between book #2 and #3, told on Micah’s POV**

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Release Day: The Dividing Line

 

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Synopsis:

A new love and a new life.

Drake left Chicago with little more than the clothes on his back to be with his girlfriend Lacey. Though he has no regrets, he sometimes wonders if his time spent in Paris has put his life on hold. He’s overworked and underpaid at his dead-end job, and his employer sees him as expendable. His bright light at the end of the day is Lacey, but he finds himself slowly falling into the shadow of her newly-acquired fame. The city of love has found their new starlet in Lacey, but Drake is simply the man by her side.

With all good things there comes a price.

Lacey has been living the dream. She arrived in Paris with nothing but heartache and loss. Now, she’s the rising star of the city’s newest opera and dating the man of her dreams. When her performance contract is extended, she must decide if her new life of glitz and glam is what’s best for a future with the man she loves—or if it’s just what’s best for her.

Paris brought Drake and Lacey together. But when their hopes for the future begin taking them in different directions, they must a find common ground or risk a line dividing them that may prove to be insurmountable.

The Dividing Line is the sequel to the new adult multicultural romance The Space Between.

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The Dividing Line Trailer:

 

 

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Author Bio:Victoria Smith

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. She’s also co-founder of NA Alley, a group fiction blog dedicated toward the spread of the ‘new adult’ fiction category.

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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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WHAT I’M READING

I finished The Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson. I also read the novella The Short Game by J.L. Fynn, and the novels The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and Indelible by Bethany Lopez, and another novella: First by Alyssa Rose Ivy.

Though I’ve been reading a few novellas, as I said I would, I started book #14 of 2014 last night – hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with it and end the year with over 80 books read :)

 

WHAT I’M WRITING

I planned on writing about 8k words between Thursday and Friday last week, but my editor sent me Playing Pretend Wednesday night, so I worked on edits on Thu and Fri. Then, I formatted eARCs and sent to 60 bloggers who asked to review it. I’m soooo nervous!

Monday was a snow day, which means the kid stayed at home and wanted my attention. No writing there. Thankfully, on Tuesday I wrote 4300 words of Breaking Fences. Today is a snow day again, and this time the kid and the husband are home. The husband is holed up in my office, doing meetings through skype. Even so, I’ll try to write at least 1000 words this afternoon, even if I have to sit in front of the TV with the laptop and pretend I’m watching a movie with the kid lol

Update: it’s noon and I already wrote 2000 words (he husband played video games with the daughter). I’ll try to get another 1 hour of writing this afternoon!

 

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

Nothing in particular. Life? My family? My writing? My writer friends? Everything, I guess. We all have our ups and downs, but life is good. Very good :)

 

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Let’s see. I joined a group on facebook and we’re doing sort of a NaNo in Feb. We have a hashtag for it for twitter: #FebNo. So far it’s been cool, though I’m already behind because of the snow days.

Besides Zumba, I’ve been “playing” XBox One Fitness programs. It’s nice. On Saturday, I burned 400 calories in 30 minutes! Loved it!

Oh, and I revealed the 2nd pic teaser of Playing Pretend:

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Now tell me, WHAT’S UP WITH YOU?

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

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Playing Pretend Pic Teaser #2

I was going to post the new pic teaser all the way at the bottom of the post, but then I thought, why not start with it?

So here it is:

 

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Like it? I do :)

 

 

Playing Pretend
by Juliana Haygert
Publication: March 3rd, 2014
Cover: Berto Designs
New Adult Contemporary Romance

As the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world.Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew.

When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love the man who made her proud of her true self?

**A light, sexy NA Contemporary Romance (17+)**

 

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Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert

Playing Pretend

by Juliana Haygert

Giveaway ends March 27, 2014.

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