Hello readers! Just a quick post for you today to give you a chance to win a Book Pack from author Anne Kemp! If you haven’t read her book RUM PUNCH REGRETS you’re really missing out! Here’s your chance to win a copy! Jump on in and enter today!
Today I am thrilled to share with you a brand new book by an up-and-coming new author, S.A. Huchton. I’m pleased to be a part of her blog tour in rolling out Maven, Book One of The Endure series. This series will be of the “rapid fire” variety, with the next book dropping approximately every 3 months. (June 3, August 26, November 28, February 27th) The books are a very clever Science Fiction Romance in the very popular New Adult category.
Here’s a little sneak peek into the book:
How far would you go for love?
Since losing her parents at 14, young prodigy Dr. Lydia Ashley has focused on one thing: an appointment on the Deep Water Research Command Endure. Now 21, she’s about to realize that dream, but nothing is how she imagined it would be. Her transitional sponsor forgets her, her new lab is in complete chaos, and, as if that weren’t enough, she’s about to discover something so horrific it could potentially destroy all life on the planet.
Daniel Brewer, a noted playboy and genius in his own right, may be exactly what she needs… Or he may make everything worse.
Has she finally found a puzzle she can’t solve?
Are you intrigued? So am I! You can buy Maven on Amazon, Create Space, and Smashwords.
In celebration of her book’s release Starla Huchton is holding a giveaway! Enter to win a signed print copy or an e-book copy of Maven via the Rafflecopter link below!
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Starla Huchton released her first novel, The Dreamer’s Thread, as a full cast podcast production beginning in August 2009. Her first foray went on to become a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. Since her debut, Starla’s voice has appeared in other podcasts including The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, The Drabblecast, and Erotica a la Carte. She is also a voice talent for Darkfire Productions, and narrates several of their projects, including The Emperor’s Edge series, This Path We Share, and others. Her writing has appeared in the Erotica a la Carte podcast, a short story for The Gearheart (earning her a third Parsec nomination), and an episode of the Tales from the Archives podcast (the companion to Tee Morris and Philippa Balantine’s Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series), which garnered her a second finalist badge from the 2012 Parsec Awards. Her second novel, a Steampunk adventure entitled Master of Myth, was the first place winner in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category of The Sandy Writing Contest held annually by the Crested Butte Writers Conference. Maven is her third completed novel and the first in a planned series of four, being released under the name S. A. Huchton.
After completing her degree in Graphic Arts, Starla opened up shop as a freelance graphic designer focusing on creating beautiful book covers for independent authors and publishers. She currently lives in Virginia where she trains her three Minions and military husband.
Refreshingly Riki is pleased to be a part of the Official Blog Tour for Cathy Perkins’ novel FOR LOVE OR MONEY. I’ve got some awesome things in store for you today including vital book information, a chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite, and a Top Ten List from Cathy Perkins herself! Here’s a little blurb about the book:
When Holly Price trips over a friend’s dead body while hiking, her life takes a nosedive into a world of intrigue and danger. The verdict is murder—and Holly is the prime suspect.
Of course, the fact that the infinitely sexy—and very pissed off—cop threatening to arrest her is JC Dimitrak, who just happens to be Holly’s jilted ex-fiancé, doesn’t help matters.
To protect her future, her business…and her heart…the intrepid forensic accountant must use all her considerable investigative skills to follow the money through an intricate web of shadow companies, while staying one step ahead of her ex-fiancé. She better solve the case before the real killer decides CPA stands for Certified Pain in the Ass…and the next dead body found beside the river is Holly’s.
And now I’m pleased to present:
Cathy Perkins’ Top Ten Items Every Author With a Book on Deadline/About to Release Needs
1. A forgiving editor who still pushes you to write the best possible book
2. A fabulous art department to come up with fantastic book covers
3. A copy-editor who is NOT interested in rewriting your book
4. A muse that doesn’t take a vacation on page 250 of a 400 page book
5. A life-time supply of M & Ms to keep your energy level high.
6. Since we can’t actually add additional hours to the day, time management strategies
7. Visine to get the red out.
8. A spouse who knows to do the laundry, vacuum the floor, and cook something edible.
9. A sense of humility and a sense of humor. Humility for when you receive glowing praise, just so your head doesn’t grow too large, and humor for when your manuscript baby gets bashed by people who may not understand it.
10. A vision for the story. If you don’t have one for each story (whenever it comes: early on, mid-stream, or when you’re in final edits), it’ll be too easy to get blown around by other people’s opinions, too difficult to assess whether feedback is valuable (and requires change) or superfluous (and can be appreciated and then discarded).
Thank you to Cathy Perkins for allowing me to be a part of her Official Blog Tour!
Cathy Perkins is offering a Kindle Paperwhite to one lucky winner as part of the For Love of Money Blog Tour celebration! Simply fill out the rafflecopter form provided below for your chance to be entered.
I am so pleased to be a part of today’s exciting Release Day Launch of Alessandra Thomas’ wonderful book SUBJECT TO CHANGE. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of this book before it came out and I fell in love with the characters. I’ve been waiting oh-so-patiently to share it with you, and today is the day! Check out a synopsis and my review and be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance at a signed copy of SUBJECT TO CHANGE, an e-copy, a t-shirt, or a mug!
SUBJECT TO CHANGE Synopsis:
Joey made her dad a deathbed promise that she would become a doctor, and dedicate herself to fighting the very cancer that took his life. There’s just one problem -three years into her pre-med classes, she’s struggling to stay on top of the curve, let alone prove she’s dazzling enough to earn a spot in an Ivy League medical school. In a Hail Mary move, she throws a basic Business 101 class into her semester schedule, banking on a perfect score to boost her GPA.
That is, until she’s paired for a final project with Hawk, the bartending, motorbike-riding, gorgeously bedheaded loser who falls asleep in class and communicates in one-word sentences.
Hawk does whatever he wants, whenever he wants, which sets Joey on edge – in every possible way. As they get to know each other, her urge to scream at him is curbed only by her fantasies of tearing his clothes off. Soon those fantasies become reality, and Joey realizes Hawk makes her feel more fully herself than any of the rich boys her mother and sorority sisters approve of.
But the promise to her father hangs over her head, and the harder Joey tries to succeed in her chosen career, the faster everything falls into a hopeless tailspin of bad grades, broken promises and guilt. It doesn’t help to have Hawk sitting like a devil on her shoulder, insisting she should be free to live however she wants to live – like he does.
The only thing Joey knows is that her neatly organized life is crushing her – and Hawk’s bad attitude might be the only thing that can save her.
Miss Riki’s Review:
I was an instant fan of Alessandra Thomas’ writing after reading her debut novel Picture Perfect, but after reading her latest work, Subject to Change, I am a fan for life. In this wonderful story we meet Joey, a college student hell-bent on surviving pre-med in order to fulfill a promise to her father who passed away from cancer. She is struggling and in desperate need of a change in direction when she lands the absolutely hunky Hawk as a partner in a general business class. Sparks fly and the story takes off from there.
Joey is a wonderfully developed character with dreams and aspirations that any woman can relate to. She’s highly likable and I cheered for her throughout this book. As for Hawk- Oh. My. Goodness. Hot, hot, hot. Every girl loves a bad boy and this dark, handsome, tattooed, motorcycle-riding heartthrob is to die for. It’s impossible not to fall for him, even when the drama starts.
What I loved most about this book is that not only is it a kick-ass love story with some very wonderfully steamy scenes, but it’s a beautiful story about doing what’s true in a girl’s heart. Watching Joey’s transformation from uptight pre-med student to a woman who is confident and believes in herself has in itself reminded me that we have to do what’s right for us, no matter who we might think it disappoints.
Alessandra is hosting a very special giveaway in honor of today’s big Release Day Launch. Enter today for your chance to win a signed copy, e-copies, a t-shirt, or mug!
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Alessandra Thomas is a New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since she’s not, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and girls falling in love and really living life for the first time. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the other.
Welcome to the Release Day Launch for Nazarea Andrews’s THIS LOVE! I’m pleased to share with you a synopsis, a much anticipated excerpt, and a special giveaway where you can enter to win a signed copy of the book!
THIS LOVE Synopsis:
She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life had become.
They didn’t know they needed each other.
Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket–her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for her wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.
Atticus Grimes needs help–the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he’s got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.
When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she’s thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can’t happen–he’s a professor and she’s a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?
No one calls me. Nik used to, but her calls ended months ago. My sister emails me; the only time my phone rings is when Dane is checking on me. But he’s here, so what the hell?
My phone rings again, a different number.
I answer it. “Who is this?”
“I’m calling about the job you listed on Craigslist.”
The girl’s voice is like warm scotch, sliding around me with just the hint of a bite, and even in the midst of my hangover, I can’t help the surge of interest. Then her words make it through the Jaeger induced fog and I groan.
“I’m going to kill Dane.” I mutter.
“Excuse me?” She sounds startled and a little amused, and I flush.
“Look, sweetheart, my roommate is being a dick. I’m sorry.”
“You don’t need a research assistant? Because I’m actually really good at this and I have better qualifications than most people.”
Her voice. God, it’s too early—that has to be part of the reason I’m getting aroused just listening to her talk. “What kind of qualifications?”
“I’m a double major—history, with a specialty in ancient civilizations, and secondary education. I planned on spending the summer researching graduate schools.”
“You should stick with that,” I advise.
“Can’t. And I don’t really want to spend the summer waiting tables—although I will.”
There’s something about her voice that makes me think she’s telling the truth. And it tells me something about her: she’s serious. There’s a work ethic I don’t often see in undergraduates, and it makes me pause.
“I’m sorry,” she says, sounding frazzled—I can hear a male voice in the background—and music and laughter. “You said it’s not really a position. I’ll let you go. Get back to your morning.”
“Wait,” I say, startling both of us into silence. What the hell am I doing? “How about you meet me, and we’ll talk. It can’t hurt, right?”
She hesitates, and then, “Look, I’m not trying to do a job that doesn’t exist. I appreciate it, though.”
“Coffee. Please. Just to talk about it.”
“Ok,” she says, reluctance clear in her tone. “Hill of Beans at five?”
I nod. “I’ll see you then.”
We hang up, and I stare at my phone. What the hell am I doing?
Enter here to win a signed copy of THIS LOVE!
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.
I’m super excited to be a part of the blog tour for Nicolette Day’s latest novel, No Strings Attached! I’m glad you’ve stopped by to check out a blurb of the book and enter a great giveaway where you can win a $20 amazon gift card and a box of Godiva chocolates or an e-book copy of No Strings Attached.
Here’s a little book blurb to get you excited!
She wants one night. He wants her forever.Hayden Summers just landed the job of a lifetime taking pictures for Time magazine, but she’s determined to leave with no regrets. The first thing on her list? Erase the memory of her cheating ex with a wild night of anonymous sex. The second? Figure out why her best friend, sexy bar owner Jace Jennings, stopped speaking to her the night she told him about the job. Jace has a problem. Hayden isn’t just leaving the country, she’s risking her life—just when he’s realized he’s in love with her. When fate traps them in the storage room of his bar together, barely contained desire simmers to surface. In one last attempt to keep her, Jace offers Hayden the one thing she wants: a night of hot sex, no strings attached. But when the night is over, will Jace be able to let her go? And will Hayden leave with her heart intact?
Are you totally intrigued? I sure am! Wait no more! you can purchase No Strings Attached on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. Don’t forget to stop by Goodreads and add No Strings Attached to your Want To Read List too!
If you’d like to enter the giveaway to win a great prize, enter here via Rafflecopter. You could win a $20 Amazon gift card and a box of Godiva chocolates or an e-book copy of No Strings attached. Who doesn’t love books and chocolate?
A mom by day and a romance writer by night, Nicolette Day harbors a weakness for black and white mochas and books that steam up her Kindle screen. She grew up in a one-stoplight town in Oklahoma where, once upon a time, she only dreamed of becoming a writer.
Nicolette now lives with her family in North Carolina in a town that has at least three stoplights. If you love young adult romance, check out Nicolette’s alter ego, Tara Fuller!
Good luck and Happy Reading!
I am so pleased to be Interning for the world’s most amazing author, Rebekah Crane! She is a wildly talented writer, but also is the most enthusiastic and fun person to work with. Today I am excited to share with you a very special message from Rebekah herself! Rebekah is hard at work finishing up her second young adult novel, ASPEN and is getting ready to release the first chapter out to the public! But before we get the goods, we need to help her reach some important social media milestones!
Here’s Rebekah’s message posted on her Tumblr account:
I am DYING to release the first chapter of my next YA novel, ASPEN. YOU can make it happen. Here are 3 ways:
1) 100 people add ASPEN to their TBR list on Goodreads.
2) 1,000 people rate or mark PLAYING NICE to-read on Goodreads.
3) 200 people “like” my author page on Facebook.
Need more incentive? Okay, I’ll pick 3 people to receive signed copies of PLAYING NICE! Just email me at email@example.com and tell me you did one of the three things and I’ll put your name in the pot.
Here’s a teaser for ASPEN:
You know your life’s going to have some strange twists when your hippie mom names you after the tree she gave birth under at a stoner concert. She didn’t know she was pregnant; you end up being named Aspen….
Next thing you know, you’re seeing ghosts.
Before their cars collided, Aspen was the nondescript slacker flying under the radar, Katelyn the sleek-haired popular girl, one half—with gorgeous boyfriend Ben Tyler—of Boulder High’s “It” couple.
After the accident, Aspen is unexpectedly popular, her new lab partner Ben, as in Katelyn’s Ben, is unexpectedly interested in her … and in the biggest twist of all, Katelyn’s ghost appears unexpectedly at every turn. At first, Aspen feels badly.
Then she starts to feel annoyed.
With the help of best friends Kim and Cass, her childlike mother, Ninny, and Ben, Aspen must learn the difference between an accident and fate, while defining the role she wants to take in an indefinite world. It might just be the only way to banish Katelyn from her life forever.
Rebekah Crane’s darkly humorous new young adult novel, ASPEN, is the story of an accident and its aftermath. It’s about a girl struggling to forget the past while being deathly afraid of the future. But most of all, it’s the story of what comes next.
Let’s help Rebekah reach these milestones so we can get the first chapter of ASPEN! Stop by and add her books to your Goodreads lists and “like” her Facebook page. After you’ve done that, don’t forget to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered into a drawing to win a signed copy of Playing Nice!
If you’d like to read some of Rebekah’s work right now, head over and get a copy of Playing Nice. It’s a great book and you’ll fall in love with the characters.