Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cover Madness Giveaway Hop

I am so excited to be participating in the 4th Cover Madness Giveaway Hop, hosted by Jenni of Alluring Reads & Giselle of Xpresso Reads. 

 

This is my first blog hop and I am glad I choose to do the Cover Madness Giveaway Hop. Who doesn't love gorgeous book covers? I know that we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but I admit that sometimes the cover does me in to buy/read the book. There has been a lot of gorgeous book covers being released, that it was really hard to pick my favorites. For my Cover Madness giveaway I am going to have a YA giveaway, and a NA/Adult giveaway. What exactly does this mean? There are going to be TWO WINNERS- one winner for YA giveaway, and one winner for NA/Adult giveaway :).

 

 

Young Adult Cover Madness Picks:

You can pick one of the books above (Pre-Order), as long as it is available from the book depository.

 

Rules:

  • One person will win a book from the selection above. Keep in mind these are pre-orders.

  • Open Internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you.

  • Winner will have 24hrs to reply to my email, or else I will have to choose a different winner.

  • The giveaway ends July14, 2013

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New Adult/Adult Cover Madness Picks:

  You can pick one of the books above (Pre-Order), as long as it is available from the book depository.

 

Rules:

  • One person will win a book from the selection above. Keep in mind these are pre-orders.

  • Open Internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you. I know that some of these are self-published and might not be available on the Book Depository. If this is the case then I will gift the winner 2 ebook copies (through AMAZON) of the selection above.

  • Winner will have 24hrs to reply to my email, or else I will have to choose a different winner.

  • The giveaway ends July 14, 2013

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Don't forget to hop along!

Stacking the Shelves #6

Stacking the Shelves is a weekend meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. This post is where bloggers get to show their followers what books they've added to their shelves-bought, won, borrowed from library or friend, or exchanged. It can be a physical book, audiobook, or kindle/nook books.

Kindle Books:

 

Falling Into Lust by Selene Chardou $0.99 

 

Octavian's Undoing by Airicka Phoenix $1.00 

 

 Love Plus One by Andrea Smith $0.99

 

 

Kade by Dawn Martens, Chantal Fernando $0.99 

 

Private Message by Danielle Torella $0.99 

 

Serendipity by Stacey Bentley $0.99 

 

 

 Playing for Keeps by Emma Hart $0.99

 

Belong to You by Vi Keeland $0.99 

 

The Impact of You by Kendall Ryan $0.99 

 

 

 

 Sin at Sea by Emma Nichols $0.99

 

Pure Passion by M.T. Stone, Megan Hershenson $0.99 

 

Demanding Ransom by Megan Squires $0.99 

 

 

Tormented by Mia Natal $0.99 

 

Darkness Before Dawn by Claire Contreras $0.99 

 

Smitten by Lacey Weatherford $0.99 

 

 

 Falling for a Bentley by Adriana Law (FREE)

 

Wanted by Amanda Lance (FREE) 

 

Rosethorn by Ava Zavora (FREE) 

 

Waiting Fate by W.B. Kinnette (FREE) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NetGalley Books:

 

Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki 

Kiss Me in Paris by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov 

The Silver Chain by Primula Bond 

Skin by Donna Jo Napoli 

 

 

Thank you HarperCollins UK, Avon, Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki, Amazon Children's Publishing, and Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov.

 

 

 

 

Physical Books:

Bought my paperback copy of Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines :D! Can't wait to get my Too Far Series signed at The Naughty Mafia Las Vegas Book Singing!

 

What books did you add to your shelf this week? Leave a link to your StS post in the comments below :).

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Cover Reveal: Owlet by Emma Michaels


Today I am doing a cover reveal for Owlet by Emma Michaels, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads & she runs Xpresso Book Tours :D! 

 

 Title: Owlet

Author: Emma Michaels

Series: Society of Feathers #1

Publication Date: October 13, 2012 (Tribute Books)

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

 

Synopsis:

Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.

 

Add Owlet by Emma Michaels to your TBR pile--->Goodreads 

 

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 About the Author:

Emma Michaels is a cover artist and the author of Owlet. As the founder of The Writers Voice blog (http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com) she loves to connect authors and readers. Her love of blogging started when she created a review blog in 2009 (www.EmmaMichaels.com) which gave her the courage to finally submit her own novels to publishers.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Love, Exactly by Cassandra Giovanni (Character Bio)

 Today I am participating in the Love, Exactly by Cassandra Giovanni Blog Tour, hosted by  Mel & Allana at Girls Heart Books Tours :D! I have a character bio and a giveaway to share with all of you.


Title: Love, Exactly

Author: Cassandra Giovanni

Series: NA

Publisher: Self-Published

Publication Date: June 20, 2013

Genre: New Adult

Synopsis:

Emma Walker was a writer who'd lost herself to someone else's anger--who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.
Evan Levesque was a rock-god--the one all the woman wanted, but he'd never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.
With just one cup of coffee they'll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan's fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma's checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they'll destroy my soul--Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she's become because of it?


Character Bio:

 

  Evan Levesque was born on the West Coast with a guitar practically in his hands. His father was a drummer in a band, but Evan was born and the dream changed. Evan’s passion came from his father, along with his natural talent for music. Evan wasn’t formally taught music, in fact, he doesn’t even know how to read or write sheet music. That doesn’t mean much because he can not only play guitar, but also bass, piano, and drums–all by ear. At sixteen him and three of his best friends set out to make a career for themselves, and that they did. By seventeen Evan’s band, Red Moon, had been picked up by a major label, by eighteen he was considered a pop-rock God and that’s when the rumors started. The bad boy was born. Evan’s tattooed and in a band, the perfect mix of everything your mother warned you to stay away from, yet he’s anything but what everyone says he is. It’s just an image–one forced on him by the publicists, the label and the media. Sex sells, and Evan is sexy as hell. At thirty he’s single, still doesn’t look a day over twenty-five (even if he’s forgotten to shave), and he feels out of touch with his music and himself. Then Emma Walker literally falls in front of him, and he can’t resist her kind smile and lack of swoon over him. Evan knows the risks he’s running by falling for a normal girl, especially for her, but he can’t help but be selfish after that first kiss. He’s hooked, she treats him like he’s normal and she loves him as much for his personality as for his music. Suddenly he finds himself loving the stage again, even though he can’t wait to get home to Emma. Evan’s never cared enough about someone to fight for them, but he’s willing to risk everything–including his career–to save Emma from her past. Evan’s got a hot temper and a kind heart; it’s not always the best combination.

 

Add Love, Exactly by Cassandra Giovanni to your TBR pile--->Goodreads

 

About the Author:

Cassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character's stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children's novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra will also release her first New Adult novel, Just One Cup, in the Spring of 2013.

Cassandra is a freelance professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios, a photography and publication marketing company that designs covers and marketing materials for authors utilizing the company's photography. She is currently studying to receive a degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.




Buy Love, Exactly:

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Buy Signed Paperback Copy $12.99 (Limited Time Offer) 

 

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Reveal: Book 3 in The Game Series by Emma Hart

 

Book 3 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling The Game series by Emma Hart is titled THE RIGHT MOVES and belongs to Abbi, Maddie's childhood best friend you met in The Love Game. It's set back in Brooklyn, and the hero, Blake, has just moved from London. 

 

There's no release date as of yet, but keep your eyes open for more info!

 

Don't Forget that Playing For Keeps is only $0.99! Buy it before it goes back to it's original price $2.99.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Cover Reveal: My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

I am so excited to reveal the cover of My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin. I LOVED Forever My Girl, and I am totally looking forward to reading Katelyn and Harrison's story in My Unexpected Forever :D! Just look at this beautiful cover!






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Expected publication: 
September 2, 2013


I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.

It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.
I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.
They say you should expect the unexpected. I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.





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Heidi McLaughling is offering My Unexpected Forever up for pre-buy for those attending the Naughty Mafia Rocks Vegas 2013. Pre-buy: http://bit.ly/11JRWEP



Pre-buy My Unexpected Forever for August delivery: http://heidimclaughlin.com/buy-books/






Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

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Lost in You - Out Now!

Forever My Girl - The Beaumont Series #1 
My Everything - A Beaumont Series Novella
My Unexpected Forever - The Beaumont Series #2 - September 2, 2013
A USA Today Best Selling Author
An Amazon Best Seller
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Book Feature & Giveaway: Every Rose by Lynetta Halat (Excerpt)

I am excited to participate in the book feature of Every Rose by Lynetta Halat, hosted by Debra at The Book Enthusiast Promotions. I finished reading Every Rose last week and absolutely LOVED it. One of my favorite books and reads of 2013. You can read my 5 Star review of Every Rose by Lynetta Halat HERE, and enter to win 1 kindle copy (INT) and 1 paperback copy (US Only) of Every Rose. Today I will be sharing an Excerpt of Every Rose by Lynetta Halat :D.

 

Title: Every Rose

Author: Lynetta Halat

Series: Stand Alone

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: February 25, 2013

 

Description from Goodreads:

What do you do when you realize you were foolish enough to throw away true, unconditional love?
Lorraina Dabney turns her back on her creativity and tumultuous upbringing to embark on a college career that will lead her to law school and to becoming what she values most in life—a controlled, powerful, respected woman. When she stumbles upon her childhood friend's artwork, she feels inspired to reconnect with him and her former self.  This onslaught of emotion will send Lorraina into a tale-spin to figure out exactly why she abandoned all that she was, all that she could've been.

Coming from his own chaotic upbringing, Michael falls quickly and deeply in love with Lorraina at a tender age. Even her rejection can't stand in the way of his obsession. When she starts to date other boys, however, Michael finally relents, causing him to spiral further into a world filled with violence, drugs, alcohol, and women. Realizing his lifestyle will only lead to his further estrangement from Lorraina, Michael sets about to turn himself around before going to get his girl.
Michael Bang will have Lorraina questioning everything.

 

Excerpt:

Michael shakes his head and grins at me. I fight the sudden urge to run my hands through that silky midnight hair of his. “Always so quick to label and categorize.  I guess that’s what will make you an excellent attorney. Assess. Label. Categorize. Add up the W’s. ” He leans in a little and whispers, “How about we just go with the flow? See where it leads us. Label later?” He raises his brows, offering my type-A dominant personality a direct challenge.

Caution to the wind, very atypical for me, I reply, “OK. I’m up for it.” Challenge accepted. “You?” Challenge returned.

“You bet, Lorraina,” he rasps softly.

He leans into my door and places his hands on top of mine. I’m suddenly quite anxious and ever so grateful for the door between us. My hands get clammy and my heart races. Blood races and pounds in my ears, making me feel very much awake now. One hand moves up to brush my hair from my forehead and moves down feather light until his knuckles brush across my cheekbone and lips. He pulls his thumb slowly across my lips. It’s excruciating. It’s exquisite.

Both of his hands come forward to frame my face gently, and he pulls me in for a kiss. A too quick kiss. It’s over before I realize it’s even begun. He gives me a half smile and turns and walks away.
“Michael!” My voice barely sounds human. More animal in nature. It’s raw with ache.

He turns and takes two long strides back to me. This time when he grasps my head it’s anything but gentle. He pulls my lip in and nudges my lips open with his. All rational thought escapes me. I mirror his grasp and enjoy the fullness I feel with him in my mouth. I give as good as I get. This kiss is nothing like our two before. I savor it.

When he turns to walk away, I release a long pent up breath. If he would’ve looked back, he would’ve seen that I was the one on my knees now.

 

  Read my review of Every Rose below this post, or click HERE, and enter to win 1 paperback (US Only) and 1 kindle copy (INT) of Every Rose! Trust me you will not want to miss out on this AMAZING read :D!

 

Every Rose has been updated to include an epilogue and bonus material. Of course, readers who already own a copy can update their version on Amazon and Smashwords. Anyone who is unable to do this will be able to read it on Lynetta's website  www.lynettahalat.com.

 

Book Trailer:

 

Buy Every Rose:

 

Amazon (Ebook & Paperback)

Barnes & Noble (Ebook & Paperback) 

Smashwords (Ebook) 

 

 

 About the Author:

For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, is the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed “Coast Girl,” she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her second book.

 

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Review & Giveaway: Every Rose by Lynetta Halat

Title: Every Rose

Author: Lynetta Halat

Series: Stand Alone

Publication Date: February 25, 2013

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Source: Bought

 

Description from Goodreads:

What do you do when you realize you were foolish enough to throw away true, unconditional love?
Lorraina Dabney turns her back on her creativity and tumultuous upbringing to embark on a college career that will lead her to law school and to becoming what she values most in life—a controlled, powerful, respected woman. When she stumbles upon her childhood friend's artwork, she feels inspired to reconnect with him and her former self. This onslaught of emotion will send Lorraina in a tale-spin to figure out exactly why she abandoned all that she was, all that she could've been.
Coming from his own chaotic upbringing, Michael falls quickly and deeply in love with Lorraina at a tender age. Even her rejection can't stand in the way of his obsession. When she starts to date other boys, however, Michael finally relents, causing him to spiral further into a world filled with violence, drugs, alcohol, and women. Realizing this lifestyle will only lead to his further estrangement from Lorraina, Michael sets about to turn himself around before going to get his girl.


Michael Bang will have Lorraina questioning everything.

 

 

My Thoughts:

It was very hard to write a review for Every Rose by Lynetta Halat, because I just don't know how to express how amazing this book is. This is definitely one of my top favorite books of 2013.


I love roses growing, especially unexpectedly, wild. But cut roses, no matter how arranged, repulse me.


The book starts off with the main character going through a very changing event in her life. At first I thought this was going to be your typical girl falls in love with the wrong guy type of story. I was completely wrong. Roses have an important significance in the story. The rose represents the relationship between Lorraina and Michael, which I really LOVED :D! Now I understand why Lynetta Halat choose a rose for the cover. 


Future Lorraina is strong, successful, and impervious.


The main character, Lorraina, lived a rough life- family only cares about image, and her step-dad is a drunk. I felt bad for young Lorraina, because her family was so controlling of her. Before she left town she encountered a life changing event that left her numb to the world around her. I was confused with what was happening in the beginning of the story, but after reading more abut the situation I understood why she felt numb. Lorraina struggles with the choices she's made in the past, but as the story progresses her character starts developing into what she always wanted to be. I grew to love Lorraina's character with all of her actions. She was finally able to break free and be truthful with herself, and her love towards Michael. A lot of people will be able to relate to Lorraina's character with some of the events she experienced. 


He was my confidant, my rock, my everything. But every time he pushed, I fled. 


I was seeing Michael in a whole new light--one where doubt and fear didn't plague my every emotion where he was concerned. 


Once back in her hometown she encounters her high school sweetheart. I loved reading Lorraina's memories of Michael and her when they were just teenagers. Lorraina in her teenage years did not realize and accept Michael's love, because she did not know what to think of his actions. I have to admit that when I first read about Michael (Lorraina's memories of when they were teenagers) I was a little creeped out about him. Michael comes off as a stalker from Lorraina's POV when they were just teenagers. As I continued to read more about Michael,  I realized that he was just a boy completely, and utterly head-over-heels in love with Lorraina. I would have loved to known a boy as sweet, protective, and caring, who would have done everything Michael did for Lorraina in High School. Heck, I would still love to have my own Michael in College :).


"I've never forgotten any moment I've spent with you. A couple of them I tried to forget because of my stupidity but couldn't quite manage it because, however stupid I was, you had started in that memory."


It is official people, Michael Bang is one of my new book boyfrinds :D! I completely feel in love with Michael's character. I will flat-out admit that he is one of my favorite book boyfriends of all time. He did freak me out a little at the beginning because of his intense and abrupt actions, but I learned to fall in love with this side of him too. Michael's character is intense, loving, smart, artistic, sensitive, hardworking, and when he losses control it is a little scary but I still love him. What more can you ask with Michael? He is the complete package for my taste- he's in a rock band, is an artist, writes poetry, loves reading and the boy can recite phrases from classic novels. 


"I also worried that I didn't deserve your love; but I've decided that, deserved or not, I'd be a fool to deny us again."


I don't know if he has any idea how good for me he is; my mind whirls, trying to find a way to express how truly significant he is to me.


Michael and Lorraina first encounter was not what I expected. It was not something over the top, but it was still special and sweet. After their encounter, they decide to give each other a chance at love. How can I describe Michael and Lorraina's relationship? They are deeply and emotionally connected with each other, that it seems that they have never been apart from each other for so long. Their relationship is sweet, bittersweet (early years), tender, and there are a few moments that it is both emotionally and physically intense. I think if I had to pick only one word to describe their relationship it would have to be intense.


It's funny how life does that to you. You have a plan and dreams and desires. Then, in  a flash, all that can change. All that you thought you wanted dissipates and you're left with what you needed. Never knew you needed but, nonetheless, did.


Lynetta Halat delivered a bittersweet romance between two people, who are very different from each other, but at the same time not so different as they believe. Every Rose is a story about learning to accept the choices you've made in the past, and opening your eyes to realize that the love you've always been searching for has always been at arms reach, right in front of you. And giving yourself a second chance at being happy with your one true love. 

Every Rose is one of those books that you can not stop reading until you reach the end. Once you've reached the end you will be left speechless, and won't be able to stop thinking about it. Every Rose will forever be inked into my heart :).

Every Rose by Lynetta Halat is a book you will not want to miss out on reading. I went through a whole emotionally intense roller coaster ride. I feel in love with the story, the characters, and I feel in love with Lorraina's and Michael's relationship. This is one of my favorite reads of 2013.

 

  Final Verdict 5 Stars!!!!

 

 

Favorite Quotes:

"the very definition of insanity is doing exactly the same thing and expecting a different outcome..."

I suddenly recall how Michael had never drawn me the same rose twice. His very mood decided the type of rose I would receive.

I believe in figuring out what you want and reaching out and grabbing it.

We get quiet again. I love that he seems as comfortable with silence as I am. So many people feel that they must fill silence when there really isn't anything of value to say.

He continues his song and, in his unique way, tells me all that he can't put into his own words.

"I want you to sketch a happy rose and a sad rose for me. The bitter with the sweet."  

 

 About the Author:

 For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, is the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed “Coast Girl,” she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her second book.

 

Buy Every Rose:


Amazon (Ebook & Paperback)

Barnes & Noble (Paperback)

Smashwords (Ebook)

 

Where to find Lynetta Halat:

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Giveaway!!!

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Enter to win (1) Paperback copy of Every Rose (US Only)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington

Today I am participating in a Cover Reveal of Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington, hosted by Julie at Atomr Tours :D!

Title: Scorched Treachery


Author: Rebecca Ethington


Series: The Imdalind Series #3


Expected Publication Date: July 12, 2013


Genre: Paranormal (with action and romance)


Age Group: YA


Cover Designed by: Okay Creations

Synopsis: 

While Joclyn is trapped in the tormenting hell of Cail’s mind, the battle around her only continues to grow and spread.

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Edmund has infiltrated the underground hallways of Prague, guiding the massacre that would end the lives of the last of the great magical race. In her attempts to stop him, Wynifred has been captured and her magic restrained. Chained up in the ancient dungeons of Prague, her fate is left in the hands of her father, who has tried to kill her before.
With Ryland’s screams and Sain’s fragmented sights as her only company, Wyn must rely on something that has been hidden deep inside of her for centuries to help them break free.


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Ilyan’s whole life has been building up to one purpose. Protect the Silnỳ. He knows what he must do, and he has no doubt in his ability to do so.
But when his father’s magic removes Joclyn’s mind from her body, he is left protecting the shell of the one person he loves. Desperate to find a way to break her free of her prison, he makes a choice. And that one choice changes everything.
Now, Ilyan finds himself bound to Joclyn in a way that he never knew to be possible. They say that blood is thicker than water, but Black Water burns, and Ilyan’s heart may not be strong enough to keep the water pumping through his veins and give the girl he loves back into his brother’s care.
Even if he can, it may not be safe to do so.


Reading order: Kiss of Fire (1), Eyes of Ember (2), Scorched Treachery (3)

 


Add Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington to your TBR pile--->Goodreads

 

Full Cover Wrap:

About the Author:

Rebecca Ethington is a story teller and author from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. Rebecca’s first stint into the world of literary writing, The Imdalind Series, was released in October 2012 and since its release each book has been found in several top 100 lists on Amazon. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her crazy family.

 

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2 Release Day Giveaways

Head on over to Emma Hart's Blog for 2 Release Day Giveaways in honor of her New Release Playing For Keeps. Emma Hart also dropped the price of Playing For Keeps to $0.99 (regular price $2.99) for the giveaway. 


Haven't bought or started reading The Game Series by Emma Hart yet? Well you can buy both books in the series for $2.00 (each book is $0.99) :D! 


Still not quite not sure if you want to buy this series? Then go to Emma Hart's Pinterest Board for a few teaser pics she has created for the series HERE!


This is an opportunity you will not want to miss out on. Plus Emma Hart has 2 great giveaways at her blog!


Buy Playing For Keeps:

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Kobo (Ebook) 



Book Blitz & Giveaway: Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey (Interview)

Today I am participating in the Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey Book Blitz, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads & she runs Xpresso Book Tours :D!

 

Title: Shine Not Burn

Author: Elle Casey

Series: NA

Expected Publication Date: June 30, 2013

Genre: New Adult Romance

 

Synopsis: 

 IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS. I can't be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much. ... Andie's just days away from tying the knot, but there's just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she's already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won't issue her a marriage license until it's all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she's going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she's thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick ... before her fiance finds out and everything she's been working toward goes up in flames.

 

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Interview:

1.  You started out writing in YA.  What brought you over to New Adult?


I've been a reader of new adult titles even before they were called 'new adult'.  And I love the age group it covers.  18-30 years old is such a great time in life, isn't it?  I mean, it's when you sow your wild oats, learn about yourself in the context of the whole world and not just your family and friends; it's where you figure out who you're going to be.  The adult-formative years I guess you could call it.  And the sex part is awesome too, I won't lie.  You can only get so sexy with a YA book, so as a writer, I have to hold back.  In NA, I don't have to do that.  It can be passionate, raw, sometimes awkward and full of bad decisions, but it can be REAL.  I guess that's what I love about NA most … it's raw and real.

2.  You have a lot of novels in the urban fantasy genre.  What interested you in writing romances?


Romances were my first love.  Well … aside from Disney fairy tales.  But then again, those are all romances aren't they?  They've got misunderstood heroines - beaten down by others - who are looking for love and understanding, finally finding it in the hands of a guy on horseback.  I've read hundreds of romances in my time, from every publisher out there, including indie authors of course.  It doesn't matter how many I read, I always want more.  Since I love them as a reader, I really wanted to try my hand as a writer in the genre.  I have so many romance stories simmering in my brain right now, at this point, it's like therapy just getting them out of there.  I have 6 romances planned for the rest of the year and lots more for 2014.  I'm going to be very busy.  But I'm happy being busy because it's very important to me that I keep hunger readers fed.  I live to write for voracious readers.

3.  How do you write so many books in such a short period of time?


Short and sweet:  I have a system for getting the work done, and I'm a helluva fast typer.  More details: I have a ton of stories always waiting in my head to be told, and when I sit down at the computer, the words just kind of spill out.  My stories are very character-driven, meaning I don't make up the story.  I just find the characters wandering around in my head, put them in a situation, and let them run with it.  Now that I'm a full-time writer, I can dedicate more of my time to writing that I used to when I was also teaching at a university.  I treat writing as a business and try to be very disciplined about it.  After eighteen months of writing, I've published 20 novels, so I think my system is working.  :)

4.  What's your favorite part of being a writer?


My readers.  Hands down, it's the readers.  I get emails and messages every day from devoted fans, and I can't express how much that means to me.  There are readers out there who've set up book blogs just because they were so excited about my books, people who make it a point to promote my books on their Facebook pages and Twitter just because they want to share the reader-love, and whole families who are reading my series and discussing them at dinner.  It just blows my mind that people would be so generous and so involved in my made-up worlds.  Recently I had a fan dress as one of my characters at a comic con event.  I also occasionally get a very heart-warming message about how my writing has changed someone's life - caused them to finally start reading or to go to college.  To me, that's the sign of a life well-lived - that I've somehow inspired another person to reach for something they want in life that they thought they didn't have a chance at having before.

5.  What books do you have in the pipeline right now?


All kinds of good stuff!  I'm so excited to get them out to readers.  Here's the NA Romance line-up for June, July, and August: Shine Not Burn, By Design, and Don't Make Me Beautiful, and then a 3-book series that will be released on surprise dates this year: Rebel, Hellion, and Trouble.  Links to all of them on Goodreads here:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17973653-shine-not-burn
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17981510-by-degrees
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17981514-don-t-make-me-beautiful
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18111600-rebel
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18111602-hellion
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18111607-trouble


6.  Why do you live in France?


I came here for a vacation with my husband in 2007 and we both fell in love with it.  After the economy took a downturn and my husband lost his job, we started talking about simplifying our lives and focusing on different things.  That's when the idea of living in a foreign country came up.  We wanted to do it for one year, to give our three kids the opportunity to experience another culture and learn another language while also refocusing our grown-up lives to get away from the rampant materialism that had kind of taken over everything.  And we loved France, so it seemed like the logical place to go.  Once we were here, we fell in love more deeply and decided to stay indefinitely.  We still love our home country of course, but for now, we're content with a very laid back life in the south of France.  What can I say … we love wine and cheese ALOT!

7.  How long have you been writing?  What did you do before you were a writer?


I've been writing since January of 2012.  Before that I was a lot of things … most recently an attorney.  But you can add the following other jobs to the list:  retail sales clerk, air traffic controller (in the Air Force), waitress, restaurant owner, stock broker, insurance salesperson, professor, and CEO of a medical device company.  I'm one of those people who gets bored easily, so after being in a job for a few years, I need a change so I can be challenged again.  The beauty of being a writer is it's never the same job twice, and it really doesn't feel like work.  It's the best job I've ever had, hands down.  It's the only job in the world were you walk into work (in my case, open the computer) and your boss starts the day by telling you how amazing you are.  My readers are my bosses now, and I wouldn't have it any other way.  They really are great motivators. :)

8.  What do you hope to accomplish with your writing?


My goal is to entertain as many readers as I possibly can.  If I can also get more people reading or cause people to think about important things, that's great too.  But my overriding goal is to make people get so involved in the experience of reading my work that they skip doing chores, stay up until dawn, and tell everyone who will listen about my books.

9.  What kind of romances do you like to read?


The kind where bad boys are tamed by courageous girls.  It's really that simple for me. :)

10.  What's the most important element in a romance in your opinion?


A sexy guy.  Seriously, he just needs to be sexy as hell, and that doesn't mean sexy can't come in different packages.  For example, in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the MC, Ian, is very understated and shy, but man, he rocked my world.  He reminds me a lot of my husband, actually.  On the other hand you have your angsty fighters ... guys who you'd never let into your world in real life but who are safe to fall for in books.  Travis from Beautiful Disaster comes to mind. Boy, did he cause a lot of fuss in the reader world!  Chemistry comes in all kinds of packages, which is awesome, but the chemistry has to be there or the book falls flat for me.


 

 About the Author:

Elle Casey is a full-time writer of New Adult and Young Adult titles in several genres, including romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi dystopian, and action-adventure. She's an American girl who's been living in southern France with her husband and three children since 2010. She loves chatting with her readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

 

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