Follow Fest

FollowFest

Host: Melissa Maygrove!

Purpose: A platform building opportunity for writers of all kinds.

(Think, ‘cyber meet-and-greet with social media links for business cards.’)

When: September 23rd thru 27th.

How: Create a blog post using the guide provided and sign up on the Linky list for the day you plan to post. There will be a separate Linky list for each day. During the week of the fest, visit other blogs and connect with as many writers as you wish. Enter to win prizes, too!

 

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Name:
Juliana Haygert

Fiction or nonfiction?
Fiction

What genres do you write?
New Adult Urban Fantasy
New Adult Contemporary Romance
New Adult Fantasy
New Adult Paranormal Romance

Are you published?
Yes. I have two novellas (Her Heart’s Secret Wish and His Allure, Her Passion), and two novels (Destiny Gift and Breaking the Reins). Another novel (Soul Oath) and another novella  (Cup of Life) will be out in November!

Do you do anything in addition to writing?
Hmm, does being a wife, mother, CEO of my household (lol), cook, driver, and friend count?

Where can people connect with you?
Blog (you can follow my blog with Bloglovin, RSS feed, or email – enter your email on the sidebar. I guess you can add it to feedly too, if you prefer)

Twitter (if you follow me on twitter, say HI! It makes it easier to follow back if I know you’re not a bot!)

Facebook

Goodreads

Google+

Pinterest

Amazon

NA Alley

Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
I’m a co-founder and contributor to NA Alley. I used to participate of #NALitChat every Thursday, but my kid’s sleeping time changed and it’s now when the chat is live (Hey, EJ, let’s change the time? lol).

Whatelse? I’ll post cover reveals and book blitz, as long as it fits my calendar (I don’t like more than one blog post per day).

And for a curious fact (that most people know since I’m always talking about it): I’m Brazilian, but live in the US and write in English.

That’s it. Now I’m going to write. Later!

 

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Cover Love: Caught Up in You

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Caught Up in You by Sophie Swift
(Smart Girls Finish First #1.5)
Publication date: October 15th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Blake Thomas knows exactly why women want to sleep with him. He’s a sexy, twenty-six-year-old bartender with nothing to lose and confidence to spare.

Then Blake meets twenty-two-year-old Lia Smart, the owner of the restaurant where he’s just been hired. Lia is different from Blake’s usual conquests. She’s beautiful, shy, and guarded, with just a hint of loneliness in her eyes. The only problem is, Lia refuses to see Blake as anything more than just a flirtatious bartender.

But everything changes when Lia’s sexy and assertive older sister, Alex, comes back into town. Alex and Lia have always had a complicated relationship, made even more complicated by the fact that they are clearly in love with the same man. Before long, Blake finds himself the pawn in a high stakes game of forbidden love and dangerous emotions, caught between two sisters who could both easily break his heart.

*Contains adult language and situations*

CAUGHT UP IN YOU is a companion novella to be enjoyed before or after reading OUT FROM UNDER YOU, or as a stand-alone story.

 

 

OUT FROM UNDER YOU (Book 1): Amazon | B&NSmashwordsAmazon UK

 

AUTHOR BIO

Sophie Swift is an east coast girl who recently transplanted to Southern California. She writes about sexy boys by day, and dates them by night. Her sizzling, new adult romance, OUT FROM UNDER YOU, the first in a new contemporary series, will be released in August of 2013. She loves books that quicken her pace, music sung by adolescent boys, and cupcakes with too much frosting. Visit her online at: www.SophieSwift.com | Twitter: @bySophieSwift | Facebook: SophieSwiftBooks | Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7155391.Sophie_Swift

 

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Book Blitz: Kinetic

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Kinetic by S.K. Anthony
Series: The Luminaries, #1
Publication date:  September 2013
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…

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AUTHOR BIO: SK
S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!
 

 

Excerpt:

I knew what I had to do. Orders were clear… KILL ON CONTACT.

The thing is, it was Nick.

Before I knew what I was doing, I’d released my hold. He got up and rubbed his mouth.

“What did I tell you about giving second chances?”

“You won’t hurt me,” I said.

“Honey, you are so wrong! I wouldn’t even blink an eye, no pun intended,” he smiled. “Next time you won’t be so lucky. If you ever get the chance again, take it.” He shoved me down and gave me a hard kick in the ass. He started to leave but turned instead, his smile still plastered across his scarred face. “If you can.”

I watched him leave and took a deep breath. I had to give this some thought. I wondered if there was any excuse I could come up with that the Organization would believe. I was going to be in so much trouble. And it was possible they would even strip my abilities away. Although my job could be mentally exhausting, I knew that, deep down, I couldn’t give up what made me, me. I was a badass, I liked using my extensive training to bring down the bad guys of the world, and what had I just done? I’d let the worst of them walk away. I came into this Organization to serve a purpose, and I had never regretted it. Until now.

Nick had taken advantage of all the knowledge he’d gained when he was part of the Org. He was guilty of kidnapping, attacking government buildings, killing a lot of people, and was considered enemy number one for all Luminaries. But while I had no respect left for him, I couldn’t hate him. Not like the rest of them did. This was the man with whom I had exchanged wedding vows, the man who was once my whole world, and he had to be taken down. But he still had enough power over me that I’d let him go. Stupid heart. I never wanted to be one of those girls again, the ones who live for love or die for it. No, love no longer had any place in my empty chest.

The problem was, I’d found my heart staring at me through one eye, and I’d lost my shit.

 

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Book Blitz: Through Glass

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Through Glass By Rebecca Ethington
Genre: Young Adult / New Adult Romantic Thriller with Paranormal, SciFi, and Dystopian Elements
Publisher: Imdalind Press
Release Date: September 19,2013
Through Glass on Goodreads
PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon Only $0.99!

Everyone remembered the day the sky went black. The day the sun was wiped from the sky. They remember the wind as it brought in the darkness; the way the earth shook and everything changed.

Everyone remembered the screams as the darkness ate those who were out in the open, those who had surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise.

Everyone remembered the voice from the sky and the way food disappeared.

At least, that’s what I hoped. I hoped that there was an ‘everyone’ that would remember because I am not sure how many are left, how many survived. Or if anyone did.

I hoped that I wasn’t alone.

I remembered that day.

I remembered because it was the day I became alone.

It was the day that everything was perfect until the monsters took it away. Then 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.

 

 

rebecca ethington ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Website/Blog | Facebook | Twitter |Goodreads

 

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Release Day: Frostbite

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Title: Frostbite (Touch of Frost Trilogy #1)

Buy Link: http://amzn.to/17S3I2X
Word count: 72,000
Release Date: 9/17/13
Publisher: Lynn Rush, LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance – New Adult/Upper YA

Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…

Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.

But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lift a two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option.

The scientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. She must decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choice might be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love…

 

Excerpt:

“Now, I’ll share my chocolate if you agree to another date.”

I looked at him from the corner of my eye, thankful for the dark room hiding my flaming cheeks. Hopefully the roaring bass rattling through the theatre masked the sounds of my thrashing heart. “Resorting to bribery again?”

He grunted.

“What if I don’t like chocolate?” Which I totally did, but I was having fun, relieved he hadn’t lied to me about Samantha.

“Remember the monster chocolate chip cookie at Java Joe’s?” He popped a few M&Ms into his mouth. “Plus, what girl doesn’t like chocolate?”

“True. Haven’t met one yet.”

“So, how ‘bout it?” He held the bag up and tucked his chin to his chest.

The screen brightened, revealing his big, grey eyes. The tempting tilt to his mouth lured my attention. One lean forward, and I could connect with him. He’d just eaten chocolate, too, so it’d be a yummy kiss.

Instead, I took a long draw of soda to cool my insides.

He leaned in until his lips grazed my earlobe. His steamy breath tickled my neck, then his soft lips brushed the skin up to my ear.

“Say yes.” He nipped at my earlobe. “Because I’m dying to continue what we started at the beach today.”

 

 

Author Bio: Lynn Rush full

Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research and treatment.

Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona desert with her husband of 17 years and her loveable Shetland Sheep dog. When she’s not busy writing her next trilogy, she can be found pounding the pavement, training to run her first marathon.

Lynn loves connecting with her readers:

Catch the Rush®: www.LynnRush.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LynnRushWrites

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LynnRush

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Rush/e/B005G3NVBQ

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lynnrushwrites/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/f55fL

 

 

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Book Blitz: CassaStorm

Comment on Alex’s blog this week for a chance to win a Cassa mug, mousepad, magnet, and swag!

 CassaStorm by Alex J Cavanaugh

CassaStorm

By Alex J Cavanaugh

From the Amazon Best Selling Series!

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. 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, 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 return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

 

“With a talent for worldbuilding and a compelling cast of characters, Alex J. Cavanaugh combines high powered space battles and the challenges of family dynamics to provide readers a space opera with heart.” 
– Elizabeth S. Craig, author of the Southern Quilting and Myrtle Clover mysteries

“I thought the revelation was going to be one thing and I was completely wrong … CassaStorm pushes the limits…”
– Tyson Mauermann, Speculative Reviews

“…mesmerizing story of survival, personal sacrifice, tolerance, and compassion. It’s a rare jewel that successfully utilizes both character and plot to tell a story of such immense scope and intimate passion…” – Nancy S. Thompson, author of The Mistaken

 

$16.95 USA, 6×9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.

Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera

Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019

$4.99 EBook available in all formats

 

Find CassaStorm:

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About the author:

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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Cover Love: I Am Yours

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I Am Yours (Heartbeat #3)
by Faith Sullivan
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Summary from Goodreads:

Adam is at a crossroads.

He has Katie on his mind and Jada in his bed.

Now with the ultimate choice before him, he must decide between fantasy and reality.

Katie’s his dream girl, but Jada’s his best friend, his partner. As a paramedic, he’s supposed to save lives, not wreck them. Yet his failure to commit leaves a trail of heartache in his wake.

Things come to a head at his brother’s wedding when a surprise announcement leaves Adam scrambling to pick up the pieces. Sure, women find his shaggy blond hair and aquamarine eyes irresistible. But to him, sex is nothing but a means of escape … until it turns into a psychological trap.

His mind is telling him one thing, while his heart is beating another. He’s not sure what he wants when it comes to a serious relationship. Sorting out his feelings, he finally comes to a startling realization.

He is capable of love. But what if it’s too late?

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Books in this trilogy:

 

A young couple kissing

HEARTBEAT (HEARTBEAT #1)

 

A young couple kissing

COME WHAT MAY (HEARTBEAT #2)

 

 

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.

Blog | Goodreads | Twitter

  

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Cover Love: Sacrifice Her

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Title: Sacrifice HER
Author: Sheena-kay Graham
Goodreads: Sacrifice HER
Release Date: December 2013
Cover Design: Image of woman with flowing hair (purchased): © Transfuchsian | Dreamstime.com
Cover Designer:  Langao @ http://fiverr.com/langao
Summary:

When a city is at stake is the life of one sixteen-year old girl worth risking thousands? Deidra Moore goes on the run after escaping from a group of human sacrifices for Bane: God of War. She doesn’t believe he exists and sees uncertainty in the scorching desert as a better alternative. But Faux City isn’t finished with her and their leader Lord Brinn is ordered by Bane – through one of his maiden worshipers- to bring her back or face dire consequences. In the desert Deidra meets a wanderer named Kane and as feelings spark can they find a safe place to lead a new life before Lord Brinn and his soldiers catch up with them? Yet the question remains. Does Bane really exist and if he does what will happen if either side succeeds or fails? Told in alternating perspectives of both the runaway servant girl and the blonde strong willed leader.

 

 

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Sheena-kay Graham was never meant for a traditional job behind a desk. Her childhood career plans included becoming a ballerina, actress or someone who helped people. So naturally she decided to be a writer who writes from her bed. Yes, no desk for this Jamaican book lover. No matter if it’s reading, writing or using the computer….you get the gist. The love of the written word has always been with her leading to stories, novels, poetry and way too much fan fiction. This Christian woman can be found trolling Amazon online, in local book bookstores, watching movies on the big screen or in her bed, or reading/writing/on the laptop…again in her bed.  Mainly writes YA fiction and is ready to unleash her creativity and wow potential readers.

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