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I’m Back! With a New Book!

 

Hi friends!!

Haven’t seen you all in a while, uh? I know. I’ve been way too quiet. I still am, actually, but I’ll try to be better at updating the website/blog, and also at being on facebook and twitter.

My baby is 9 months old now, but she’s too attached to me. She doesn’t go with anyone else … not even her own father (well, just a little bit). That makes it very hard for me to write. I have a babysitter who stays here at home twice a week (two hours each day) and takes care of my baby while I write, but 1) my baby is still not staying two full hours alone with the sitter and 2) four hours per week is too little. I mean, it’s better than nothing but I can’t write and publish new books as fast as I used to.

Anyway, I’m still here and, even though my books might come slower for a while, I’m still writing.

Meanwhile, I’m releasing a “new” book! SURPRISE!

 

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Being the weakest witch of her generation, nineteen-year-old Hazel is convinced she’s supposed to live a normal, human life—except for the occasional ghost hunting. When Hazel moves to New Orleans, the most powerful witch coven in the world grants her a chance to join them, but only if she passes a dangerous test on Halloween night. Everything is going fine until mysterious Sean steps in Hazel’s way, putting her entire test at risk.

Will she be able to ace the test and keep them both alive at the same time?

New Adult Paranormal Novella
**Previously titled The Midnight Test and published with the Midnight Kiss collection (not available anymore).

Amazon | Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play | Goodreads

 

 

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Hopefully, you guys will see more of me from now on! And hopefully, soon I’ll have news about other new books!

Cheers,

 

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Daily News #1

… just not so daily.

That’s the name of my new feature. If you guys saw NA Alley today, you read The NA Alley Gazette. What I’ll be doing here, is almost the same, but I’ll include not only news and upcoming events from the NA Alley members, but also from my friends and whatever they are writing/doing, even if it’s NA.

 

– Reese Monroe (aka Lynn Rush) signed with agent Nicole Resciniti, and snatched a 3-book deal with Entangled Publishing for her Bound by Hades trilogy.

– Summer Lane’s State of Chaos released last month! (Click here for buy links)

– My own Destiny Gift is the Featured Book of the Month at NA Alley – you can enter for a change to win a copy here (only 7 days left!).

– Carrie Butler is re-releasing Strength in August – read more about it here. The sequel Courage will be out October 15th. You can sign up for the blog tour here.

– Victoria H. Smith has two books releasing August 12th – The Bringer’s Quest and Incandescence. You can sign up for the blog tour here.

–  My own Breaking the Reins is almost here too (August 18th). You can still sign up for the Release Week Blitz!

– Jaycee DeLorenzo plans on releasing A Love Less Perfect (Riordan College #2) late this fall.

– Magan Vernon’s Life, Love & Lemons (YA) releases August 20th. 

– L.M. Augustine’s Two Roads (NA) releases August 26th.

– Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Enduring Light (The Afterglow Trilogy #3) (YA) releases August 20th.

– Sawyer Bennett’s Off Course (NA) releases August 4th.

– I’m writing Everlast #2 (still untitled). The cover reveal will be in September, and the blog tour is already scheduled for December – but the sign up post should go live only around October.

– I’m participating of a signing with other 35 authors Aug 10th, in Stamford, CT – it’s called Stamford Author Event and it’s free! Check more about it here.

– The New Adult Sleepover Weekend is scheduled for Dec 6-8 in Savannah, GA. You can read all about it and sign-up for it here.

 

Cheers,

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The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard is live!

The Forgotten Ones
 
The Danaan Trilogy
 
Book One
 
is now available exclusively on Amazon!
 

Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.
What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.

 

LauraAbout the author:

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

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The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

My CP’s book is here!

The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

The Only Exception by Magan Vernon – April 9th, 2013

Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor son, Trey Chapman.

No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.

A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.

 

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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.

 

Hey,  go visit Magan’s blog – she has rafflecopter going on to celebrate!

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Cover Love: Wait For You

What do early readers have to say about WAIT FOR YOU?

J. Lynn creates a wonderful cast of characters that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry. Cam stole my heart.” – Cora Carmack, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of LOSING IT

“For the love of all that is Cameron without a shirt on! Wait for You will have you laughing out loud, fanning yourself and anxiously waiting to know what will happen next.” – Molly McAdams, NYTimes and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of FROM ASHES and TAKING CHANCES

I don’t think I have ever read a NA Contemporary novel with as much depth as this one. It really moved me and by the end I was just speechless over how inspirational and uplifting it was as well as being sexy and cute and funny and emotional.” – K Books

 

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn’s written but it might possibly be her best work yet.” – Jenuine Cupcakes

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam.” Total Bookaholic

For the love of all things CAM, this book deserves more than 5 stars.” – Mundie Moms

I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.” – Shortie Says

Excited? Ready to see the cover for WAIT FOR YOU?

 

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 Synopsis

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

WAIT FOR YOU is available now!

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155589_293900127378223_1768916845_nJ. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

Twitter | Facebook | Website

 

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Crazy, Stupid Love: New Adult Giveaway Bloghop

 

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The fabulous Debbie and Braine of Talk Supe are hosting this equally fabulous NEW ADULT blog hop! You should stop by all blogs participating (see the blue link below) because everyone is giving away NEW ADULT books!

As for NA Alley Blog, we’ll use rafflecopter to choose one lucky winner to receive ecopies of:

 

STATE OF EMERGENCY
Genre: NA Dystopian
Word count: 66,000

What would you do if the world as you know it ended in an instant? 
How far would you go to survive? 

Cassidy Hart is your typical High School graduate: A little shy, a little sarcastic, and a little naive. But when an electromagnetic pulse takes down the United States, she’s forced to kick into full survival mode when she gets separated from her father. 
Yeah. Things suck. 
But with the help of a handsome soldier named Chris, she just might find her dad without getting into serious trouble.
Emphasis on might. 
Oh. And there’s the matter of avoiding getting killed in a world that’s quickly turned into an active war zone. 
It’s going to change Cassidy’s life.
It’s going to be a major pain in the butt.

Add it on Goodreads! Buy it now on Amazon | Barnes&Nobles


 

STRENGTH (Mark of Nexus, #1)
Release Date: March 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace’s powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

Add it on Goodreads

 

 

The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles, #1)
Release Date: November 12, 2012
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance 
College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

Add it on Goodreads! Buy Now On: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords 


 

The Truths about Dating and Mating
Release Date:  November 21st
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance 

Spunky Italian coed Ivy Rossini likes to talk and push the boundaries. She gets to do both as she co-hosts Riordan College’s radio program, The Truths about Dating and Mating, alongside her lifelong best friend, Ian Hollister. 

Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to nail the campus sex-guru. It’s when he’s “protecting” her from the advances she welcomes that she wants to lob him over the head and tell him to butt out. But Ivy feels like she’s the one who’s taken a hit when Ian almost kisses her at a party. She knows she should feel relieved when he pulls away, so why is she disappointed instead?

What’s worse, Ivy’s now getting aroused by Ian’s slightest touch and can’t stop entertaining thoughts of a romantic future. But Ian doesn’t do relationships, and she’s not interested in anything casual. In the end, Ivy decides it’s best to keep her growing feelings a secret and hope they’ll pass. However, when Ian begins hinting at wanting to take things to the next level, she’s forced to decide if a chance at something more is worth risking everything they’ve built. 

With their friendship and her heart hanging in the balance, can Ivy follow the advice she and Ian give their listeners – to communicate, be honest, and trust in themselves – or will insecurity, stubbornness, and pride ruin any chance of their relationship getting off the ground? 

Add it on Goodreads! Buy it now:  Amazon | B&N | Smashwords


 

HIS ALLURE, HER PASSION
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Word Count: 30,000
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release date: February 25 2013

In his father’s eyes, Dylan Deveraux is just a playboy spending the family fortune on prostitutes, alcohol, and fast cars. And it isn’t even with the cars his father produces. Because of that, his father forbids his presence at the ball that will mark the launch of the US plant of his company, strategically scheduled on Valentine’s Day.

Hayley Allen is a failing model with the worse luck in the world. She always ends up in the hands of cruel designers and photographers. At least, that’s what she tells herself. Better than admit having a weak nervous system that always reacted during her gigs. Desperate, she would do anything to help her career.

Dylan shows up at her door, wasted as usual. Friends for a long time, Hayley is the only one able to put up with Dylan’s bullshit, and he appreciates that, but not the way her heart wants.

Even though he doesn’t believe in Valentine’s Day, Dylan has an idea for his father’s ball. When he suggests a deal to Hayley, a deal that could finally put her in the spotlight of success and help him impress his father, she doesn’t hesitate. Even if it means hurting her heart a little more.

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Otherwordly Valentine Event

 

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Love New Adult but looking for something with a little bite? Here’s an event geared toward the other side of NA. Whether your tastes range toward shifters or men from other dimensions, there’s a New Adult title out there for you.

Come by for prizes, games, and fun at the Facebook party between 8-10 est on February 13th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/195085983970210/?fref=ts

Want more? Check out excerpts from current and future books by NA authors in the paranormal, Sci Fi, Horror, Dystopian, and Fantasy genres.

 

Victoria H. Smith
Alyssa Rose Ivy 
Jennifer Snyder
Rebecca Rynecki
Laura Howard 
Lynn Rush 
A.K. Morgen
Juliette Springs
V.J. Chambers
Charlotte Abel
Summer Lane
Juliana Haygert 
E.J. Wesley 
Marion Croslydon
Lisa Collicutt
Andrea Heltsley
Kristen Strassel
Michelle Muto

 

There’s also an awesome Blog hop happening on 19 blogs, each spotlighting a different New Adult author!

Participating Blogs: 

http://stefanienicholas.blogspot.ca/
http://madelinedyer.co.uk/
http://jana-thebookgoddess.blogspot.co.uk/
http://defiantlydeviant.blogspot.com/
http://www.fortheloveoffilmandnovels.com/
http://newadultaddiction.blogspot.com/
http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com/
http://doodlesbookblog.blogspot.com/
http://sweettreatblogblog.wordpress.com/author/candycoatedbookblog/
http://lissalynnsreviews.blogspot.com/
http://devouredwordsbookblog.blogspot.ca/
http://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/
http://paranormalopinion.blogspot.com/
http://booktimeforlife.blogspot.com/
http://sweetmarie-83.blogspot.ca/
http://paperrdolls.com/
http://paranormal-bookclub.com/
http://heather-andrews.blogspot.com/
http://iheartyabooks.blogspot.com/

 

Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway on the bottom of this post for a chance to win tons of awesome New Adult books (U.S. Only).

 

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DESTINY GIFT

Genre: NA paranormal romance
Word Count: 77,000
Release date: April 9, 2013

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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Prize Pack:

Signed Copies of:
Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
The Devil’s Flowers by Lisa Collicutt
Oxford Whisper’s by Marion Croslydon
Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert
River’s Recruit by Charlotte Abel
Fate by A.K. Morgan
The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki

 

Ebooks:
eCopy of The Crimson Hunt by Victoria H.Smith
State of Emergency by Summer Lane
My Alien Romance series by Magan Vernon
Blood Fugue & Witch’s Nocturne, Moonsongs Books 1 & 2 (NA paranormal-action novelettes) By E.J. Wesley
Devour by Andrea Heltsley
e-Arc of Oxford Shadows by Marion Croslydon
Slow Burn by V.J. Chambers

 

Other Prizes:
$15.00 Amazon or B&N eCard, Signed postcards of ALL books in event by Lynn Rush
Swag pack including
Jewelry piece from Charlotte Abel
Even more swag!

 

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Cover Love: DESTINY GIFT (my book!)

It’s here! My beautiful cover reveal! Ready?

 

 

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Genre: NA paranormal romance
Word Count: 77,000
Release date: April 9, 2013

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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And here’s the paperback version:

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I only have to thank Sarah Hansen (Okay Creations) for her awesomeness … this woman rocks! And she knows it cause I told her a few hundred times ;)

I also want to thank Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours for helping me putting this reveal together. I’m impressed by the number of blogs that signed up!

Ah, before I forget, the Blog Tour sign up  is already be up at Xpresso Book Tours!

And there’s also a GIVEAWAY on Goodreads! Go check it out:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert

Destiny Gift

by Juliana Haygert

Giveaway ends April 26, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Thanks everyone!

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