Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Daily Deal Blitz: You Own Me by Shiloh Walker

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Today is the Daily Deal Blitz for Shiloh Walker's YOU OWN ME! YOU OWN ME is a stand-alone contemporary erotic romance novella. And it's $.99 today only! Go grab this hot little read!

  You own me

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About YOU OWN ME:  

It had always been her… 

Ten years had passed since the doors slammed shut behind Decker Calhoun, taking away his freedom, but more importantly, locking him away from Elizabeth Waters, the only woman he’d ever loved—the woman he’d given up everything for. 

The day he was sentenced, he’d looked at her and said, No regrets, Lizzie. But he lied, because he did have one. Although he’s been out of jail for three years now, he was a year too late. Lizzie never knew how he felt and just months before he was released, she found somebody else and it’s too late. 

Or maybe not. It seems that Lizzie’s boyfriend wants an open relationship and two can play at that game. Now all Decker has to do is convince Lizzie that he’s the better man…and has been all along.  


Snarling, he tore his mouth from hers and jerked away, sitting at the far end of the futon. With hands that shook, he rubbed at his face.  

Son of a bitch

“Lizzie…fuck. I’m sorry.” 

A harsh intake of breath reached his ears and the last thing he wanted to do was face her, but that was what he made himself do. 

The minute he turned his head to look at her, she surged up off the futon, moving across the small office to stand by her desk, head bowed, arms wrapped around herself. “Get out,” she said, her voice quiet. 

Too quiet. 

“Lizzie?” Wincing, he climbed off the couch. “Look, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have—” 

“Don’t.” The word was pure steel and it caught him off-guard, for a second. 

But just a second. Because while Lizzie was soft and sweet, under all of that, she was steel. She always had been—he’d figured that out when he hadn’t chased her off within the first few hours of meeting her. Now, as she turned and looked at him, tears glinted in her wide, dark brown eyes, but nothing could hide the fury, and the hurt, in those eyes.  

Fuck, he thought miserably. Rising from the couch, he lifted a hand only to let it fall uselessly to his side. “Lizzie, I’m sorry. I didn’t—” 

“I don’t want to hear it!” she shouted, cutting him off. 

He had to duck to avoid the little potted orchid she sent flying his way. And damn, she still had a good throwing arm. 

“Do you hear me?” she said, her voice starting to shake. “I don’t want to hear. I get it, okay? Nobody wants me. No fucking body. I’m fine as a doormat for Noel as long as I let him treat me like shit, but he doesn’t want me. Neither do you. I get it. Okay?” 

Stunned shock rippled through him as she shoved her tumbled hair back from her flushed face. Her eyes shot sparks as their gazes clashed. “I get the point. You’re a fucking hound dog and I know that. But I’m not good en—” 

He caught the rest of her words with his mouth and when she went to shove him back, he caught her wrists, too. Sinking his teeth into her lower lip, he backed her up against her desk. “Not want you?” he muttered against her mouth. “Are you blind?” 

She tried to turn her head and he tangled a hand in her hair, yanked it back. Her pupils flared, her mouth falling open on a startled moan. “Give me your mouth, Lizzie,” he said and then, without waiting, he took it, thrusting his tongue deep. 

She bit him and he responded by letting her wrists go and catching her hips, boosting her up with one arm while he used the other to swipe out against her desk, clearing it with one careless gesture. Lizzie worked her hands between them and although he didn’t break away from her mouth, part of him held his breath—waited. 

When she reached up and tangled her hands in his hair, he snarled in savage satisfaction. 

Lying her down on her desk, he broke away. Her hands clutched at him and he caught them, shifted her wrists to one hand and pushed them up over her head. Then, as he held her gaze, he reached down and freed the top button of the top she wore. With each successive button, he bared more and more skin, pale, pretty skin, lush curves, her breasts cupped by silk and lace and his brain almost exploded as he flicked a look from her face downward to study those ripe curves. 

“My hands are shaking,” he said, struggling to keep his voice from doing the same as he trailed his fingers along the delicate lace design of her bra, watching as a soft blush pinked her flesh and started to climb upward. “I’ve dreamed about touching you a thousand times and now I am and my hands are shaking…” 

Now he looked at her, watched her throat work as she swallowed. 

“And you think I don’t want you.”    
Author PhotoShiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes, really! She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer. She published her first book in 2003. Her newest series, Secrets and Shadows, launched in April 2014. Look for the newest book Deeper than Need, to be followed by Sweeter than Sin and Darker than Desire

She writes romantic suspense, contemporary and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.      

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: Follow Me Through Darkness by Danielle Ellison

 Today is the Release Day Blitz for Danielle Ellison's new book Follow Me Through Darkness! Check out info on the book below and then enter to win a copy!


Follow Me Through Darkness (Boundless Trilogy #1)
Author: Danielle Ellison
Genre: YA Science Fiction/Dystopian
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press 

BOOK BLURB: 

The truth won't always set you free. 

Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn't chosen for her. 

Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside. 

Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her. 

Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves. 

All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried. 


Danielle Ellison spent of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It's probably the reason she can't divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It's also probably the reason she's had so many different zip codes and jobs. When she’s not writing, Danielle is usually drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. Danielle is also the author of SALT and STORM, a series about a snarky witch without magic. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.




 

Get Happy Blog Tour: Author Q&A + Giveaway



Welcome to my stop on the Get Happy blog tour! Today I have an author interview to share with you and don't forget to enter to win a SIGNED finished copy of the book! 


Get Happy
Author: Mary Amato
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: EgmontUSA

Description:

In this poignant, realistic, contemporary YA by a state master list star, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman, a young songwriter builds a substitute family with her friends in place of the broken family she grew up with.

A hip high school girl who loves music, writes songs, and is desperate for a ukelele, learns to her shock that her father did not abandon her years ago and has been trying to keep in touch. She begins to investigate him, only to discover that he has a new life with a new family, including the perfect stepdaughter, a girl who Minerva despises.
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20697547-get-happy?ac=1


What inspired you to write Get Happy?


I got a uke for my birthday and it made me so happy. I started being haunted by the idea of a girl who wants a uke for her birthday and thinks that it will be the key to her happiness. The novel evolved to be about much more than that.


Did you do research?


I did research on seahorses via the web. However I never trust ONLY the web, so after I was done writing the parts about seahorses, I asked a seahorse expert to check my facts.



Was a character in Get Happy based on anyone you know?


I had a great friend in high school (still a great friend) who provided me with lots of inspiration for Finnegan. That said, there’s a lot about Fin that comes from my imagination. I never stay too close to home because characters need to be free to become who they need to be.



Any Advice for would-be writers?


Always carry a little notebook with you because fantastic ideas don’t usually spring to mind when you’re sitting at your desk.



What’s next?



I had a professor who once said: “Never, ever work on two projects at once.” That was one of his rules that didn’t make sense to me. I like working on two books at once, but here is the caveat: the projects have to be very different in tone and scope. So, I’m working on a new funny book for ages 7-10 and a serious YA.

Thanks for stopping by and chatting with us Mary!
Mary Amato is an award-winning children's book author, songwriter, musician, puppeteer, and poet. She writes for children of all ages, and is beginning to focus on YA. Her first YA novel was Guitar Notes. Mary lives with her family outside Washington, DC, where she also performs regularly, singing and playing her own songs. Mary is a popular speaker and runs numerous workshops for teachers and students, including many on all aspects of creative writing, even songwriting. The author lives in Silver Spring, MD. You can visit her online at www.maryamato.com or http://www.thrumsociety.com/
 Giveaway: Thanks to the great people at EgmontUSA, I have (1) signed hardcover copy of Get Happy for a lucky reader! Open to US/CAN only!




Check out the rest of the tour:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Dream Within A Dream - Q&A and giveaway

Jump Into Books  - Review and giveaway

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Brandi Breathes Books  - Guest post and giveaway
Actin Up with Books - Review and giveaway
Curling Up With A Good Book  - Review and giveaway

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tales of a Ravenous Reader  - Guest post and giveaway
Larkin’s Book Bloggers  - Q&A and giveaway
Page Turners  - Review and giveaway

Friday, October 24, 2014

Good Reads with Ronna  - Youth review and giveaway

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bring On the Books  - Guest post and giveaway
Crossroad Book Reviews  - Review and giveaway

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Reading Teen  - Guest post and giveaway
Pinky’s Favorite Reads  - Q&A and giveaway

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jean Book Nerd  - Guest post and giveaway
Adventures in YA Publishing  - Question and giveaway

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Briefs  - Q&A and giveaway
CherylRainfield.com  - Guest post and giveaway

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Unorthodox Mama  - Review and giveaway
Bloggin’ ’bout Books  - Review and giveaway

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reading Nook Reviews  - Q&A and giveaway
Fandom Monthly  - Review and giveaway
Rockin Book Reviews  - Review and giveaway

Saturday, November 01, 2014


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Children’s Book Review  - Guest Column and giveaway

   



Release Day Celebration + Giveaway: Loop by Karen Akins





Loop (Loop #1)
Author: Karen Akins
Genre: YA Fantasy/Science Fiction
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Description:

At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her. 

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.
Praise:

"A creative take on romance in a high-stakes, high-concept mystery that trusts its readers' intelligence." - Kirkus

"LOOP is a page-turning adventure with some brilliant and original twists to the time travel genre. I devoured the entire book in one sitting!" - Julie Cross, Author of the TEMPEST series

"Hilarious and suspenseful with a delicious dash of romance, LOOP is a mind-bending good time!" - Melissa Landers, Author of the ALIENATED series
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19286673-loop?from_search=true


Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her. 

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.

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Giveaway: (1) Winner will get a signed final copy of LOOP + a swag pack
 
Must be 13+ To Enter | Ships in US Only


 

Release Day Launch: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Welcome to the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH! STONE COLD TOUCH is the second full-length novel in Jennifer's The Dark Elements Series, a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen!!

  Cold Stone Touch

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STONE COLD TOUCH Synopsis:  

Every touch has its price 

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. 

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay... 

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I’d remained in bed after that, trying to sort through the odd tingling in my chest. There was a slight smile on my lips, because Zayne…well, he’d made my day, but then I’d remember what Roth had said to me the night before and the smile would wash away as if it had never been there.

I probably needed to get used to the whiplash mood swings.

It wasn’t until after dinner that I decided to scrub a day’s worth of gunk off myself.Gingerly, I peeled the bandage off, happy to find that the cut in my arm was healing as expected. I didn’t need to cover it anymore. The arm was still tender, but the Warden blood in me was quickly undoing the damage from the iron.

After changing into fresh pj’s, like a total hermit, I padded over to my desk, where I’d left my cell phone. It had been on silent all day and when I tapped the screen, I wasn’t surprised to see a slew of texts from Stacey.

Where r u?

R u skipping, u ho?

A minute later: Your locker misses u. Guess u sick with the herp?

Oh my God. I laughed out loud, grinning as I thumbed through her texts. Our bio sub is still hot. U r missing this.

Bio is lonely.

My boobs miss u. How weird is that?

That was notably weird and yet not surprising.

If I get my cell taken from me, it’s ur fault.

Holy shit, Layla, where r u?!?

Air punched out of my lungs as I read the next text and the several following them.

U have no idea who just walked into bio!!!

Roth is here!

Holy Canola oil, why aren’t u here to witness this?

Ok. He says he had mono. Srlsy? Do people still get mono? And who in the duck was he kissing? A second later—Duck? I didn’t mean duck. That’s SO not what I meant, autocorrect.

Another text had come in about fifteen minutes after the last one. He asked where u were. I told him u joined a cult. I laughed. He didn’t.

Finally, the last text was to call her if I wasn’t dead.

“What in the Hell?” I tossed my cell onto the bed, mouth hanging open.

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And don't forget! The choice is yours...

Beginning today you’ll have 3 weeks to visit the series website, www.thedarkelementsseries.com, to take a poll and decide which guy Layla should ultimately choose in the final book in the trilogy, Every Last Breath.

At the end of 3 weeks, we will tally all the votes, and that’s when Jennifer L. Armentrout will start writing Every Last Breath. The guy who gets the most votes is the one Layla will pick.

To prevent early spoilers, we're not going to reveal who won the poll in advance…you’ll have to wait until Every Last Breath goes on sale on July 28th, 2015 to find out whether Zayne or Roth wins Layla in the end. We promise the book will be epic and definitely worth the wait!

Who do you want Layla to end up with? Go to www.thedarkelementsseries.com and vote for your choice!

Author Photo# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. 

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.   

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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Book Trailer Reveal: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

Welcome to the trailer reveal for the upcoming book, The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel! Check out the awesome trailer and read on for more info on the book!




Book Synopsis: 

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual. 

This year, it is my turn. 

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and return the Westfall family to power. 

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy. 

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him… 

Amy Engel was born in Kansas and after a childhood spent bouncing between countries (Iran, Taiwan) and states (Kansas, California, Missouri, Washington, D.C.), she settled in Kansas City, Missouri where she lives with her husband and two kids. Before devoting herself full time to motherhood and writing, she was a criminal defense attorney, which is not quite as exciting as it looks on TV. When she has a free moment, she can usually be found reading, running, or shoe shopping. 

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The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

The Book of Ivy

by Amy Engel

Giveaway ends November 04, 2014.
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Cover Reveal: Uncross the Stars by Janell Rhiannon





Uncross the Stars
Author: Janell Rhiannon
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: TBA

Description:

Fiona Lavender is the new girl at school. She has a chip on her shoulder and a pension for poetry. Dario Martinez is the star quarterback, and the most unattainable guy on campus. Their stars cross when they are paired to study Romeo and Juliet for a senior English project. Their connection is fragile and undeniable. But, Dario is afraid of what love will do; and Fiona is waiting for love to claim her.

Will they uncross the stars and find the love they both need to heal their pasts?
  
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23303079-uncross-the-stars

Janell has been writing since she was in grade school. In high school, her 9th grade English teacher suggested she consider a career in writing. After a decade in college and a Master's degree in history, she settled into teaching.

Writing never stopped. Stories never stopped. READING fiction never stopped. Now, she writes and publishes on-line. Invisible Wings is her first YA novel, a compilation of short stories centered on teenage life triumphs and tragedies. She believes being a teenager is difficult and wrote Invisible Wings to let teens know they aren't alone. That they matter. That even though life is rough, they can still find beauty and love.

Beside the YA stories close to her heart, she adores Mythology and Fairy tales. Anything magical and mystical. And dragons. And gargoyles.

She currently lives in CA.

Visit her at Facebook @Janell Rhiannon Author. If you want to see what projects are in the works or find out more about the her, visit

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