Sunday, December 14, 2014

Blog Tour: A League of Her Own by Karen Rock

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This is my stop during the blog tour for A League of Her Own by Karen Rock. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 14 December, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

A League of Her OwnA League of Her Own
By Karen Rock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 1 December, 2014

Blurb:
He was attractive, talented…and way off limits.

Heather Gadway may have been a world-class college pitcher and a top university coach, but she's a rank amateur when it comes to managing the Falcons, her father's struggling minor league team. And when it comes to managing her aggravating attraction to Garrett Wolf, their talented new pitcher. It's going to be difficult enough to make it as the first female manager in the league and prove to her overly critical father she's worthy. No distractions. No missteps. And certainly no romances with players. Everything stands between them—including their troubled pasts—even as Heather's world falls apart and Garrett's the one who's there to catch her…


You can find A League of Her Own on Goodreads.

You can buy A League of Her Own here:
- Amazon (Kindle)
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- eHarlequin

Karen RockAbout the Author:
Karen Rock is an award-winning YA and adult contemporary romance author. She holds a master’s degree in English and worked as an ELA instructor before becoming a full-time writer. Currently she writes for Harlequin Heartwarming and her first novel for the line, WISH ME TOMORROW, has won the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and a finalist in the Published Maggie Awards. The first novel in her co-authored YA series, CAMP BOYFRIEND, has been a finalist in the Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards.

You can find and connect with Karen here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Tumblr
- Quarterly Newsletter

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of A League of Her Own. These are the prizes you can win:
- a 100$ Amazon gift card (INT)
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Review: Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye


My Review:

When I picked up this book I didn't know what to expect other than a good mystery. In fact I was expecting it to have some sort of fantasy or paranormal element to it. I was intrigued to find that it was purely Contemporary fiction. The first two sections of this book earned five stars from me. They were compelling, and I couldn't get the story out of my head. I didn't like Gwen's section at the end at all. She was too dark. I understand that it was necessary and I feel that the author did a good job making Gwen rough and callused, but I wished she hadn't made it quite so detailed. I felt like her section went on and on. There was way too much swearing, drugs, and sex for my taste. I didn't really see the purpose to it. I would have liked to see more of Ellie and her road to healing, and I only saw a small glimpse of that at the end. Gwen's entire section seemed like a waste of time and it left a bad taste in my mouth, so bad that I almost put the book down several times. It was like the book ended with the end of Ellie's section, right when it was coming to the most interesting part. I eagerly turn to the next chapter and it's back to Gwen who I hate and her section is like a downward spiral, ruining this girl's body. What the heck was the point of that? How was that propelling the story forward? When it finally got back to Ellie there was barely any mention of her healing process and the story was left hanging a bit with lose ends dangling everywhere and it left me wondering if there's a sequel coming.

My Rating:



Review: Camp Payback by J.K. Rock





My Review:

This book grabbed me from the very beginning. I read it very quickly. I'm a huge Camp Boyfriend fan so when I heard this book was available through Netgalley I jumped on the opportunity to read it. J.K. Rock didn't disappoint!

Having come from a VERY strict home, I immediately connected with Alex. I felt her pain like you wouldn't believe. It was fun to watch her rebel a little bit. Her parents were so over the top it was nauseous, but that only made me feel even more sympathetic for Alex. 

She starts her summer with a bang when, to get revenge on her ex, she impulsively kisses the sexy new guy. Unfortunately, he turns out to be an employee of the camp. Whoa! I was completely enthralled.

I loved being in Javier's head and getting to know him a bit better. And let me say, I liked what I saw. A lot. His love and concern for his mom totally won me over. On the outside he seems like a "troubled kid" to those around him, but on the inside he's this beautiful, loyal person.

Camp Payback had me hooked to the very end. I highly recommend it!


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Book Blitz: Reap by Casey L. Bond








Blurb:


The remnants of the United States of America have been divided. From five enormous, technologically-advanced cities, the Greaters rule over the Lessers. In the Lesser village of Orchard, things are not as perfect as Abby Kelley thinks they are. When the apple harvest draws near and the Greater’s engineered fruits become too much for one village to handle alone, reinforcements from neighboring villages are called upon.

Having to choose between her best friend, whom she has no romantic feelings for, and mysterious newcomer Crew, Abby finds herself in the middle of a harvest that she had no intention of becoming a part of. She becomes involved in a situation that threatens the strict rule of the Greaters, and just might give the Lessers hope for a better tomorrow. But, can she help the Lessers without losing Crew? And if she chooses Crew, will she lose her best friend?



Excerpt:


Something was touching my face, caressing my cheek. The skin that brushed mine was rough, hardened by the work we all share. Am I dreaming? I waited, trying to see if this was real or part of a dream. Whichever it was, it was nice, comforting.

Rough fingertips moved over the parts of my back that weren’t split open and packed with gunk. I sucked in a breath and held it. This was real. I moved my head and saw his silhouette against the candlelight flickering in from the kitchen and living room. “Ky?” My voice was raspy and barely sounded like my own. Sleep and exhaustion filled every chord.

“Shh. I’m here.” Suddenly, I was very aware that I was lying shirtless on my bed. Even though, I was on my stomach, that didn’t help me feel any less naked in front of my best friend, who happened to be a member of the male species—a very fine male specimen according to my girlfriends.

I knew he was handsome. I wasn’t blind. But, I didn’t see him like that. He’d dated many of my friends and now was getting ready to marry Paige Winters in just a few weeks, after the harvest was complete and the orchards picked bare. His fingertips trace the in-tact skin between my shoulder blades and I tensed under his touch.

He’d kissed my head and temple and hugged me more times than I can count, but this was somehow different. This was more intimate. His touch was delicate, gentle compared to his normal strength and anything but playful. “Ky?”

He didn’t answer. His fingers explored my back, careful not to stray too close to the wounds that streaked across my skin. “Kyan?”

“Shut up, Abby. Just let me... Just shut up.” He’d never talked to me like this. His voice was raspy and he’d never, ever told me to shut up before. So I did. I wasn’t sure why. He shouldn’t have been touching my skin. Shouldn’t have been caressing the good parts left of me, but sitting with me in the dark, he was doing exactly that and I was allowing it.

Paige would be furious if she saw us now. She’d always had a jealous streak, had always hated any girl who dated or flirted with Ky. Lately, she told anyone and everyone who will listen that Kyan was hers and that she hated me with a passion. She wasn’t lying. She hated me. Rather, she hated my relationship with Ky. He was my best friend. I wasn’t interested in him as anything more or anything else. I’d told her that. He’d told her that a million times. But, she refused to listen, adamant that I wanted him for myself, adamant that he wanted me. I honestly didn’t have those types of feelings for Kyan. I never have had them. Ever. And up until now, I’d always thought he felt the same. But feeling his fingers exploring my skin made even me question that sentiment. And it scared me to death.





Buy Links:



Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reap-ebook-casey-l-bond/1118930952?ean=2940149395262


Trailer:http://animoto.com/play/wEjFgIPPVZPTV1ANgQuf4w



Contact Casey:


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20890250-reap
Twitter: @authorcaseybond

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/caseyb007/reap-the-harvest-series/
Other Books by Casey L. Bond: Winter Shadows, Devil Creek, Pariah (Releasing 5.13.14), Shady Bay (May 2014) and Resist, Book 2 of The Harvest Saga (Late Summer 2014).

About the Author:


Casey resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband (high-school sweetheart and love of her life) and two beautiful daughters. She loves God, her awesome family, her crazy friends, writing and reading! Her favorite color is teal! Casey is a wanna-be Italian and loves all Italian food. She loves the fall, but a piece of her heart is always at the ocean. She loves the beauty and majesty of the hills and mountains of her home state of West Virginia. Marshall University is her alma mater, and if you cut her, she will bleed Kelly Green!!! Go Herd!!! She graduated Magna Cum Laude from MU in 2003 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies. Casey attended Hurricane High School and lives only six miles from her home town. Her family has one cat and one hermit crab. She loves flowers, but has a notoriously brown thumb. She attends Church regularly and enjoys her friends and family there as well. Please follow her on FB, Twitter @authorcaseybond, on Goodreads.com and on Pinterest! She has made a board dedicated to the awesomeness of Winter Shadows!

Author Interview:


Can you tell us about your book, Reap, in 15 words or less? An intense dystopian read with tension and an impossible romance sprinkled in!

What was your favorite scene to write? It was the very last scene with Kyan. It sets up the sequel perfectly and I hope leaves readers screaming, “I have to have the next book NOW!”

Do you have a favorite quote from Reap?  I have several, but this is probably my favorite. “Think about it. The present is a myth. It’s just what we try to call the split second that our past collides with our future.” ~Gray

If you could cast any of the characters who would you choose?
Abby Kelley would be played by Ruth Bradley. (She plays Beauty on the CW’s Beauty & the Beast)
Zac Efron for Crew.
Armie Hammer for Kyan.
Aubrey Plaza for Paige.
Nicholas Hoult for Gray.
Bree Larson for Laney.
Those would be my my dream cast members! <3

Did any music inspire you while writing Reap? Music almost always always inspires my writing. I was listening to The Civil Wars and  Imagine Dragons. “Night Train” by Jason Aldean inspired one scene, as did “Stupid Boy,” by Keith Urban.
How many books will be in this series? The plan at this point is three. I’m about seven chapters into writing book two and am wondering if there might not end up being four. I have so much to say. SO much is going to happen in this series.
Are you currently working on anything else? My YA Fantasy, Pariah, releases on May 13, 2014. I’m not actively writing it, but am brainstorming plot ideas. I’m so excited to share that book with the world, too!
What is the best book you’ve read recently? Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan.
What is currently in your TBR pile? Take a Gamble by Rachael Brownell, both of Casey Peeler’s books and Sparrows for Free by Lila Felix. Oh, and Magic Unfolds by N.L. Greene! I loved Illusions Begin, the first book in that series and can’t wait to read book two.

I want to read Tahera Mafi’s series and Maze Runner but will wait until I’m finished writing Resist. I don’t like to read from the same genre of my work in progress. Just a personal thing.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris


Blurb:

Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.

About the Author:



Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, where she watched soap operas with her grandmother and stayed up late sneak reading her mama's favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up way too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches way too much reality television with her amazing husband. She writes YA, NA, and Adult Fun & Flirty Escapes. She loves talking with readers! Find her at www.RachelHarrisWrites.com

My Review:


What a phenomenal book! Cat and Lucas were amazing together!

I felt so connected to Cat as I followed her ups and downs on her journey of reconnecting with her mom. Her complicated feelings going into the renewed relationship with her mom made sense to me. It's probably how I would have felt if I had been in her shoes. I've been in that situation with someone close to be before, so I totally get it. It's like when you've been hurt so badly in the past, but you still love the person and hope that maybe one day things will be made right. But part of you worries that it never really will be. It involves a lot of fear, caution, hope, and pain. But you keep holding onto that one little piece of hope because if things work out the way you want it would all be worth it. That being said, I like the way Rachel ended things between Cat and her mom. It seemed realistic to me.

Lucas is such a solid guy. Loving, passionate, caring, loyal, tender, and unselfish. I loved getting to know him on a deeper level and discovering what haunts him from his past. Watching his journey to self-discovery was AWESOME.

Rachel did such an amazing job with the character arcs, as she does in all her books. Both Cat and Lucas were able to face their inner demons and overcome their challenges. The final scene was touching and had my heart doing a happy dance!

My Rating:


Monday, April 21, 2014

Entangled Teen Release Day Blast!

Today is release day for two amazing Entangled Teen titles, and we are excited to share them all with you. There's a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them.


All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!



About the Book
Title: My Not So Super Sweet Life
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: April 21, 2014
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N


Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.


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(Starts 4/21)

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About the Book
Title: Fragile Line
Author: Brooklyn Skye
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub. Date: April 21, 2014
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&N



It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy— a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.

Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this poignant story follows one girl’s harrowing journey to finding out who she really is.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Sweet Confections

Sweet Confections (Indulgence Row series, #1) by Danyelle Ferguson




Blurb:

According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie. But what's a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out?

Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon's protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the
competition?

Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate - perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil's food cake.




Links:

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Also available on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBookstore.

About the Author:


Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.

Danyelle grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then she lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. 

She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”


My Review:

This story sucked me in on so many fronts. First, the bakery, and then the mouthwateringly delicious goodies described throughout the book. And no, I'm not talking about the cupcakes or the eclairs. I'm talking about Grayson Green, the famous ex-hockey player. Wowza! Just kidding. The yummy desserts really were giving me some sugar cravings the entire time.

I was immediately wrapped up in this story when it started out so explosively: Rachel Marconi discovers the shocking news that the man with whom she's been getting fairly serious has a wife and kids back in Italy. Then she's immediately rescued by the big, strong Grayson Green. Like a series of fireworks this story just keeps going on until the middle where it slows for a while. I'm not sure what exactly I expected, but it felt like the characters were restraining a bit too much. I think it's fine to keep it clean, I'm all about that, but I think I would have liked to maybe see a bit more emotional connection and hearts longing for companionship. Anyway that part didn't last very long and before I knew it the story was exploding away again with one event more intriguing and exciting than the next. I really enjoyed the Food Network part of the story and the mystery that was woven into the plot. I would have liked to see a bit more of that earlier on in the story. It was a fun element that I don't always see in this genre. 

Overall, I really enjoyed Sweet Confections. It was almost completely perfect, and I have recommended it to many of my friends since reading it.

My Rating:



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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Book Tour: Exodus 2022 by Kenneth G. Bennett


BOOK DETAILS:


Title: EXODUS 2022

Author: Kenneth G. Bennett

Genre: Sci-Fi Thriller (pre-apocalypse)

Audience: NA/Adult

Release date: May 20th

Publisher: Booktrope Publishing, 2014



Summary:


Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Or so it seems.

Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing

a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have

a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on

drugs.

What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast—from the Bering Sea to the

Puget Sound—are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.

With the help of his girlfriend—the woman he loves and dreams of marrying—Joe struggles to

unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive

its significance—and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity—they must also outwit a billionaire

weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe’s newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the

time bomb ticking in Joe’s brain.



About the Author


Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels, THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, and the new sci-fi thriller, EXODUS 2022. A wilderness enthusiast who loves backpacking, skiing and kayaking, Ken enjoys mysteries, science fiction, action adventure stories and, most especially, novels that explore the relationship between humans and the wild. He lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son and two hyperactive Australian Shepherds. THE GAIA WARS series was optioned for film by Identity Films, LA in 2012, and both GAIA and BATTLE have been featured as Top 100 Bestsellers in Teen Literature and Fiction on Amazon. Kirkus Reviews called THE GAIA WARS “A solid first entry of a promising, imaginative new young-adult fantasy series featuring a well-crafted character.”

Book links:


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Twitter: @kennethgbennett



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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: Rewind to You by Laura Johnston

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Genre: Clean Contemporary YA Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2014; Available for PREORDER now

One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.

But the past isn’t easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street.

When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…

About the Author:

Laura Johnston lives in sunny Arizona with her husband and two children. Growing up in Orem, Utah with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, dancing (deduced to dancing around the kitchen while cooking dinner these days), traveling, writing, writing and more writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids. REWIND TO YOU, her debut novel, was inspired by the loss of her father as a teenager.

A Sneak Peek of REWIND TO YOU:





Giveaway: Signed Copy of REWIND TO YOU and $25 Amazon Gift Card


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Eva's Deadline by Linda Hope Lee

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We're kicking off the release of Linda's new Harlequin Heartwarming novel and sharing an excerpt with you below! Once you've checked out the book info and read the excerpt, enter the two fabulous giveaways!

Eva's Deadline
by Linda Hope Lee
Paperback or ebook, 368 pages
April 1, 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Eva Sinclair finally had it all: the Seattle sea-view condo, the fancy blue car and the assistant editorship at the city's hottest magazine. Everything she fought for since the day she walked out on her father and the Willow Beach Herald, his beloved small-town newspaper.

With one call from Mark Townson, her father's protege, it was all gone. Her father. Her career. Her independence. And, quite possibly, her mind. Because fulfilling her father's final wishes meant meeting a one-year deadline as Mark's coeditor at the Herald. That's what they call an impossible deadline. Especially when the sparks begin to fly.

Read an Excerpt now HERE!


Praise for previous books by Linda Hope Lee:
For Tell Me No Lies: "Well-written . . . fast-paced . . . highly recommended." 
-Joyce Koehl, Romance Reviews Today 
For Dark Memories: "An emotional drama and puzzling suspense . . . churns with guilt, passion, and intrigue." 
-Romantic Times  
For Finding Sara: "A modern Western, packed with secrets, intrigue, and old-fashioned romance."
-WRDF 
For Loving Rose: "A heartwarming read that will tug at your heartstrings."
-sizzlinghotbooks.net
"What a beautiful story!" 
-sirenbookreviews.blogspot.com

Linda Hope Lee writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries. She enjoys traveling especially to small towns in search of story ideas. She's also an artist, specializing in watercolor, pen and ink, and colored pencil. Photography provides inspiration for both her writing and her art. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where many of her stories are set.



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April 1-15

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Synchrony Book Blitz and Blog Tour Sign Up

I will be running a Book Blitz through YA Bound for my new release Synchrony, the second book in the Destiny Trilogy. You can sign up here. It will run for seven days: from the release day of April 8 until April 15.


The blog tour will be hosted by Lola's Blog Tours. It will run from May 5-25. You can sign up here



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Cover Reveal: My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris

If you're unaware that I'm a HUGE Rachel Harris fan, then you don't follow my blog very closely. Because I am. I've read almost everything she's written (The "almost everything" part is something that will be remedied very soon. I have one more to go, and I've already started it.), and I ferociously gobble up every excerpt she releases from her three WIPs.

I'm super excited to share with you today the cover of Rachel's newest book: My Not So Super Sweet Life, the third book in the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century series:
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Fun stuff, huh? Does it just make you want to read it? I especially love the pretty swirls behind the title.

Here's the Blurb:

Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.



This awesome story will be available for purchase on April 21st, 2014 by Entangled Teen.



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Author Bio:

Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Emotion, vibrant settings, and strong families are a staple in each of her books...and kissing. Lots of kissing.
A Cajun cowgirl now living in Houston, she firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations. She homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches way too much Food Network with her amazing husband.
An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and losing herself in story. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!







Book Sale!

Yay! It's time for another book sale and we've got 16 titles here. Four of them are even FREE and the others are all 99 cents. Some great new choices for you, including a box sent and a couple of mine so make sure you scroll clear to the end. Some of these books have never been discounted before, some are new, and some are back because readers are asking for them. You should find something great to read! We have everything from children's books to adult novels, from romance and speculative fiction. If you do find a book you enjoy, we hope you will take the time to give the author a nice review and maybe check out their other books. These prices are good through April 1st unless otherwise stated, so feel free to pass them along! PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ALL PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING.

The Cure by Teyla Branton

 Unbounded Series - Contemporary Urban fantasy with over 100 four- and five-star reviews! - 298 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99) Or buy for print Erin Radkey’s life has altered completely since her Change made her one of the Unbounded. Yet she has learned the hard way that some things never change. Over the centuries the long-lived Unbounded have divided into two groups, the Emporium who craves money and power and will do anything to achieve its ends, including experimenting on its own people, and the Renegades who protect humanity. Erin’s new abilities are tested as she and fellow Renegades fight the Emporium in a struggle that soon becomes all too personal, and where lines of loyalty are blurred by relationships of the past. Everything is at risk, including the lives of her friends—and the love of Ritter Langton, the Renegade Unbounded who both infuriates and excites her.

The Ember Gods by Andrea Pearson

Kilenya Seies - Middle grade fantasy with 19 five-star reviews! - 282 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99)
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Jacob Clark has just returned from the world of Eklaron, where he frustrated the evil plans of the Lorkon and returned the magical Key of Kilenya to its rightful owners. His quest is far from over, though—Aloren is trapped in Maivoryl City by the Ember Gods, and Jacob can't return to save her until he receives the potion that will protect his team from the corrosive influence of the Lorkon. Balancing between this new world and his own proves tricky. Not only has he started his first year of high school, but his magical abilities are bringing him too much attention. He feels pulled by both sides, hoping he'll figure out his special powers to save Aloren in time. BTW, the first book The Key of Kilenya is FREE on Kindle March 26-28th during this promotion.

To Love and to Promise by Rachel Ann Nunes

Inspirational Romance - 298 pages
99 cents Kindle (reg. 3.99)
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When Brionney Fields marries handsome and charming Derek Roathe, she feels like her life is a fairy tale come true. And when baby Savannah comes along, she's sure of it. Then, with a horrifying discovery, the dream is shattered and her fairy tale begins to unravel. Trying to pick up the bits and pieces of her life, she wonders if she'll ever be able to take a chance at love again. The answer finally comes, but is Brionney ready for it? Can she set aside a world of pain for the hope of true love? She's heard all the promises before, but they've been empty and tainted by lies. Why should she believe them now? Join Brionney as she learns that the road to true love and happiness is never easy . . . but in the end it's worth every prayer, every tear, and every leap of faith along the way.

A Heartbeat Away by Rachel Ann Nunes

Inspirational - 212 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99)
"You think it's never going to happen to you. I know because that's how I was—untouchable. Bad things only happen to someone else. Or if something bad actually did happen, it was always something the doctor could fix with fiberglass or a pill. That's the way it was with my family—at least until the year I turned thirteen." When their young daughter, Kristin, is kidnapped, Gary and Angie Marshall struggle to make sense of the unthinkable. Who could do such a thing? And why Kristin? As more time passes in their desperate search for their daughter, their hopes slowly dwindle. They are left with "if onlys" and a glaring uncertainty that damages their marriage and their relationships with their other children, especially their oldest daughter, Meghan. Meanwhile, Kristin's first job in her new "life" is to heal the hearts of her family. But doing so turns out to be more of a challenge than she ever expected. But time is running out. As she blames herself for Kristin's disappearance, Meghan turns down a road that can only lead to more unhappiness. Kristin must find a way to help her sister find healing—and perhaps love.

Behind the Mask Part 1 by Anita Stansfield writing as Elizabeth D. Michaels

Historical romance - 294 pages
FREE for Kindle (reg. 99 cents - Free March 26-30 only)
Part 1 of Behind the Mask for an introductory price. There are three parts of this extended saga and each part is like a full book.
Abbi has the gift of dreams. But her uncanny ability to see glimpses of the future has no apparent purpose or meaning until a dream leads her to a man on the brink of despair and destruction. Cameron is a man without a name and without a country, framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Long ago forced into exile and believed dead, the passing of years have defaced him of all hope. The country of Horstberg suffers beneath the weight of tyranny, and only Cameron holds the secret that could see her ruler undone and restore the people to peace and prosperity. While revolution brews and whispers of treason threaten all that is dear to Abbi, she remains unaware of her own ability to answer a nation’s prayers. Trusting only her heart and the power of her dreams, Abbi gives all that she has to lead Cameron back into a civilized world, where love is real and freedom comes only in facing what hides behind the mask.

Breathtaking Box Set - 7 Full Novels!

 Clean Romance and Suspense
99 cents on Kindle through March 29th only
Baggage Claim by Amanda Tru - A weekend trip to New York takes a dangerous turn when Rachel's luggage is lost and she is accosted by an infuriating Homeland Security agent.
A Perfect Fit by Heather Tullis - Cami DiCarlo wasn't happy about being coerced to work at her father's latest hotel in the Rocky Mountains, but her expectations of a boring year are blown away by sexy landscape architect Vince Talmadge, and someone in the shadows who is out to bring her family down.
Home Before Dark by Christy Barritt - When country music star Daleigh McDermott digs deeper into what she believes is the murder of her father, the only person who gives credence to her concerns is small town mechanic Nick Shields.  As they dig deeper into things best left alone, they realize they must rely on each other or the darkness they discover will swallow them whole.
You Belong With Me by Shannon Guymon - Love could restart a stalled heart. Love could comfort and cleanse. Love could renew. Love was a miracle. Burned out social worker, Layla Kendall is about to learn exactly what love can do.
Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon - Unbelievable, Book 2 in the Port Fare Series. A firestorm named Delilah Dreser is about to ignite Cole Colter's quiet little world. But will he and his friends survive?
Blog This by Cami Checketts - In a race against time, can Natasha evade a hitman and expose her enemies before the assassin murders her family and shatters her world?
Cassie's Cowboy Crave by Kimberly Krey - This fun western romance features a Seattle editor, a handsome cowboy, and a witness protection program that has them posing as husband and wife.
   

Gathering  Storm by Kenneth R. Tarr

The Last Days Series - inspirational apocalyptic - 312 pages
FREE on Kindle (reg 3.99 - Free until March 26-30 only)
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THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY IS UPON US
Steven Christopher struggles to make sense of his life after his wife abandons him and their three children to join a polygamous cult. He meets Mary Fleming at his new LDS ward, but his bitter experience with marriage makes him feel unworthy and afraid to give his heart to another woman. Mary, recovering from her own failed relationship, sees something in Steven that even he doesn't realize exists, but how can he trust her? Then the first great catastrophe strikes. Steven and Mary soon find themselves in the midst of apocalyptic prophecies regarding latter-day events—both terrible and marvelous—that unfold shortly before the Second Coming of the Lord. As natural disasters, plagues, anarchy, and the collapse of the American government lead to the degradation of civilization throughout the world, a great worldwide secret combination expands its evil influence. The people of God are the only power that can stand against this evil, people like Steven and Mary—if they will accept the challenge.

Samara (A Kilenya Romance novella) by Andrea Pearson

YA romance - 58 pages
Buy for Kindle here (99 cents)
When Samara Oldroyd takes a break from her somewhat insane family to browse a music store, she meets the funniest, most attractive and awesome guy ever. A phone call interrupts their conversation, and she has to leave before she can find out anything about him—what his name is, where he's from, and why his smile is so familiar. Her wishes that they'll run into each other again come true, but not how she expects. When her older sister finally lets the family meet her new boyfriend, Samara is shocked to see it's the guy from the music store! Awkward and hilarious situations thrive as Samara tries—in vain—to undo the crush she's formed. Inspired by the film Dan in Real Life, this novella will tickle you pink. 

The Whispering Ruins by S. Jackson Rivera

Jungle Series - YA fantasy - 421 pages
99 cents on Kindle (3.99)
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A mysterious whispering from ruins deep within the jungle pulls Sunna from the trance that has been holding her mind hostage for years. Kael, the young prince, seeks adventure outside the palace walls and is also drawn to the jungle. There he meets Sunna, and their fates become intertwined. When three dangerous men come to their land and begin their hunt for a missing fugitive, the secrets that have shielded both Sunna and Kael are nearly revealed, and supernatural events threaten to destroy everything they've worked to create—leaving their lives in ruins.
  

At Midnight by Stephanie Fowers

Twisted Tales Series - YA fantasy - 383 pages
99 cents on Kindle (Reg. 2.99)
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Stop the Clock from Striking Twelve!
Bridgette has Cinderella complex big time. She has to find true love's kiss to get some weird guy off her back who claims to be her faery godmother. But who is she really? Loser of Omak High? Victim of the evil stepmother who runs the group home?
Not-so-proud owner of a hearth where fire-starting goblins live?
Asylum wannabe with occasional schizophrenic episodes? Not even Bridgette knows. Even if her faery godmother wasn't some guy who knows nothing about romance, how is Bridgette supposed to get true love's kiss if everyone she cares about disappears? Bridgette must find out who she really is in the faerytales or she'll lose everything.
  

Mansfield Ranch by Jenni James

The Jane Austen Diaries - YA Romance - 144 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 4.99) 
 Does true love really prevail? All Lilly Price has ever known is living in the shadow of her widely successful foster family. But when a twist of fate deals Lilly the hand of Harrison Crawford, the most popular guy in Bloomfield, NM, everything flips upside down. Sean Benally is a hard worker, he’s funny, he’s generous, and he’s kind. He’s also the most amazing guy Lilly has ever known. And she's totally fallen in love with him. But he’s her foster brother . . . Now she must choose between the unavailable love of her life—or the guy who promises to be available forever. 
  

 Awakening by Christy Dorrity

The Geis Series - YA fantasy - 300 pages
FREE on Kindle (Reg. 3.99)
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. . . because some Celtic stories won’t be contained in myth.
A little magic has always run in sixteen-year-old McKayla McCleery's family—at least that’s what she’s been told. McKayla’s eccentric Aunt Avril travels the world as a clairvoyant for the FBI, and her mother can make amazing delicacies out of the most basic of ingredients. But McKayla doesn't think for a second that the magic is real—it’s just good storytelling. Besides, McKayla doesn’t need magic. She recently moved to beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, and already she has an amazing best friend, a solo in her upcoming ballet recital, and the gorgeous guy in her physics class keeps looking her way. When an unexpected fascination with Irish dance leads McKayla to seek instruction from the mute, crippled, janitor at her high school, she learns that her family is not the only one with unexplained abilities. After Aunt Avril comes to Star Valley in pursuit of a supernatural killer, people begin disappearing, and the lives of those McKayla holds most dear are threatened. When the janitor reveals that an ancient curse, known as a geis, has awakened powers that defy explanation, McKayla is forced to come to terms with what is real and what is fantasy.

Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston

Secret Sisters Series - Cozy mystery - 155 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 3.99)
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Ida Mae Babbitt, president of the Omni 2nd Ward Relief Society, didn't mean to become a spy. But when visiting teaching stats are low and she learns that one family under her care is in financial trouble, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure they have what they need. If that includes planting surveillance cameras in their home and watching them from a parked car in the woods, well, isn't that what any caring Relief Society president would do? With the help of her counselors Arlette and Tansy, Ida Mae soon learns that there's more to the situation than meets the eye. It's all in a day's work for the Relief Society. (This is an update of the original version published in 2010 with a purple cover.)

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson

YA fantasy - 224 pages
99 cents on Kindle (reg. 2.99)
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Everyone knows how all those fairy tales go. The princess gets beautiful, nabs her prince, falls instantly in love, lives happily ever after and leaves her evil stepsisters in the dust.But what happens when you’re the ugly stepsister and your obnoxiously perfect—read pretty, smart, and, worst of all, sickeningly nice—stepsister is dating the charming, tall, devastatingly handsome guy you’ve had a thing for since you were nine years old? Quirky, artistic and snarky Mattie Lowe does not lead a charmed life. Her mother is constantly belittling her on Skype. Mercedes, the school mean girl, has made it her personal mission to torment Mattie. But worst of all? Her stepsister Ella is the most beautiful, popular girl in school and is dating Mattie’s secret longtime crush, Jake Kingston. Tired of being left out and done with waiting for her own stupid fairy godmother to show up, Mattie decides to change her life. She’ll start by running for senior class president against wildly popular Jake. Ella can keep her Prince Annoying. Mattie’s going to rule the school. And no one, not even a cute and suddenly flirty Jake, is going to stop her. 

A Challenge for Brittany by Lisa J. Peck

CTR Club ages 6-10 - 85 pages
99 cents on Kindle 
FREE on Nook
Brittany Stevenson, her little sister Christine, and her best friend Meagan have been asked by their bishop to be friends with Parker—a new kid in the ward. But Parker is autistic and loves to play with Brittany's braids. He even tries to stick them in his mouth! Brittany isn't sure anyone can overcome that kind of embarrassment! Or is there a way?

Fair Catch by Cindy Roland Anderson

Contemporary Romance - 344 pages
99 cent Kindle (reg. 2.99 - NOTE: DOES NOT GO ON SALE UNTIL MARCH 27TH)
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Ellie Garrett never planned on being a divorced, single mother—she also never planned to get married again. Ever. Her ordinary life changes when the house across the street is sold. The new owner is Nick Coulter—quarterback and MVP for the Sacramento Defenders. Oh yeah, he’s also one of People magazine’s top 100 most beautiful people and America’s most eligible bachelor. So why would she pick him to have her first crush on since her divorce? Recently retired from the NFL, Nick is more than ready to find a wife and start a family. He's tired of his high-profile lifestyle and moves to Pleasant Wood, Colorado, hoping to finally settle down and focus on his foundation Kids Come First. It would just feel nice to be a normal guy. Of course being rebuffed by Ellie the first few times he meets her makes him feel a little too normal. As Nick and Ellie become acquainted, their mutual attraction is hard to ignore. But Ellie’s been hurt before by her womanizing ex-husband. She’s not sure that Nick has left behind his playboy reputation. Can she risk falling in love with the celebrity football player or will she miss her chance at scoring big in the game of love?
That's all for this time! I hope you find a lot of enjoyment in these books. If so, please pass word on. And remember that a kind review really helps authors spend more time writing and less time begging random people to buy their books THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!