Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Release: You and Me Forever: A Sweet Romance Collection




Hey there guys! I have joined up with these authors to bring you a free anthology of Sweet Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary Romance stories. My New Adult novella IT WAS YOU is included in the collection. If you liked the film La, La Land, you will probably like my story.


Here's the blurb for IT WAS YOU:


Aleyna McKenzie has always dreamed of making it big as an actress. Lately, it seems like her goal has become unreachable. Her auditions haven’t gone well, money is running dry, and her car is on the brink of breaking down. When she is cast as a stand-in on the network tv show Devastation, she’s fed up with the film set guys hitting on her. Then Carson Peters, a well-known player in the world of Hollywood hotties and the male lead of the show, hits on her, too. But despite her attraction to him, she rejects him.
When Carson discovers her with a broken-down car, he offers to give her rides to the film set. Before long, they are spending more time together, and he begins asking her out. But is Aleyna willing to risk her heart for a guy with a reputation as a player?
When it seems that all hope is lost, will Carson’s faith in her ability to succeed as an actress be enough to give her the drive to reach her dreams?





Blurb for the collection:

Over 10 HOURS of reading time - eight sweet romance short stories and novellas by eight different authors! 

Bestselling novelists and new writers have come together to bring readers You & Me Forever, a collection of heartwarming stories about finding romance, falling for your first love, and discovering the one you’re truly meant to be with. Stories vary from dark and emotional to endearing and wholesome, all with a happily-ever-after ending. 

Teens and adults will enjoy this young adult and new adult clean romance anthology with a message to always believe in true love. Would you be his, forever? Download your copy and fall in love today!

You can grab your free copy of the anthology from these vendors:




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cover Reveal: Keeper of Souls by Casey L. Bond



Title: Keeper of Souls
Author: Casey Bond
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Horror
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design & Photography
Editor: Stacy Sanford, The Girl with the Red Pen
Expected Release Date: May 19th, 2017
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR




Blurb: Carmen Kennedy finally feels normal. Enrolled in college, she’s making a few friends and taking life one day at a time. Her days are filled with classes, studying, and attempting to be more social, while her nights are filled with terrifying dreams. All of her nightmares have one thing in common: him. She can’t see his face, but a flash of dark feathers is all it takes to remind her of The Keeper of Crows. He isn’t supposed to be real.
There is a world that exists beneath the fabric of our own, a torturous place filled with despair. The Keeper is there; Carmen just has to find out why and if there is a way to help him leave that place. Her sanity and life will be threatened, but she can’t ignore his screams any longer.
When love exists, it doesn’t matter the distance. It finds a way to remind you.
Will love be enough to save Michael and Carmen when The Keeper of Souls stands in their way?







Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 


Buy Link: Keeper of Crows: http://amzn.to/2n1dkFH




Monday, April 17, 2017

Synchrony is Free!


Hey there, guys! 

Synchrony, the second book in my YA Contemporary series The Destiny Trilogy is free on Amazon today through Wednesday. If you miss the sale, don't worry. It's always free to read if you have KindleUnlimited.

Blurb:

Against all odds, Destiny fought for love and won. Her story continues when she finds herself facing an entirely new set of problems, leaving her with festering doubts.

When she discovers her boyfriend, Isaac's, terrible secret, she is completely shattered. As the darkness threatens to engulf her, Preston, her childhood friend, comes to the rescue, giving hope that with time she could be whole again.

When heartbreaking disaster strikes her friends, Destiny must learn to heal her heart by giving unselfish service to others before Isaac walks back into her life, threatening to rekindle feelings she’d hoped to bury forever.

Praise for Synchrony:

“Synchrony's characters are so real that you almost feel as though you are a part of them.” 
-Tammy’s Tea Time Book Blog

“The sequel added more depth to the first novel. I think this book will be one that I will reread over and over again!” 
-HotGuysInBooks.com

"People often measure good books by us not wanting to put them down, while this series certainly accomplishes that...my standard of a good book is met only when I have to force myself to slow down or I'll miss the excellent writing that is weaving the compelling storyline. Much akin to hiking to the summit only to have missed the breathtaking Vistas along the way. Don't rush through this book to see how it ends and miss the talent Ms. Hale has for creating imagery, situations, and characters that allow you to experience the story and not just read it." 
-Amazon Reviewer

Want to start with the first book? Destiny is on Amazon for only $2.99 or you can also read it free if you have KindleUnlimited. 

Blurb:

Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster's son at her Baptist high school. When they're cast together in the school's production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.

As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.
But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?

Weaving around Destiny and Isaac's alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.

Praise for Destiny:

“Hale is a talented author, who writes deep and dynamic characters in VERY difficult situations.” 
-Ramblings on Reading Book Blog

“Religion is a touchy subject for everyone, and the most common protocol is to simply keep your mouth shut about it, so to read a YA that is highly focused on religion is a refreshing change.” 
-Shadow Kissed Cassie

“A delightful read. I flew through the pages, putting aside other books I was reading at the time, as I was drawn into Destiny Clark's world and her teenage troubles.” 
-Jennifer Thompson

“The heart of the story is the romance, but religion and faith come in as close seconds. Cindy Hale writes both Baptists and Mormons sympathetically, portraying both as people with strong beliefs. She doesn’t preach religion but allows her characters to feel faith and express it in a way that gives them depth. There are antagonists in both religions and good people in both religions. In the end, religion is deeply important to her characters, and both Destiny and Isaac must discover what they believe and find a way to be together despite their differences.” 
-Kaylynne R.

Cover Reveal: Before I Shatter by Mandy Peterson

Before I Shatter books graphic

Hey guys!

Today is the cover reveal for Before I Shatter by Mandy Peterson. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The cover was designed by MSN Art Studio (Maduranga Sampath).
This is an exciting rebranding of the original cover as the author prepares to release book 2 in the series.

Before I ShatterBefore I Shatter (Before I Shatter #1)
By Mandy Peterson
Genre: Science Fiction
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: July 2016

Blurb:
Seventeen-year-old Vita is the next step in human evolution.

The daughter of two prominent scientists, Vita is content to live in the spotlight. After all, it affords her a lifestyle most only dream of: living in a Lunar Colony, luxurious gifts, and her unique ability to project her consciousness onto different planes without the aid of injections.
Succeeding where others have failed has a price. A growing population of Shells - people whose minds have shattered from the stress of experimentation - shows just how ruthless the Director can be in pursuit of his goal.

When Vita makes a startling breakthrough, the ambitious Director takes over her development, and he wants to see just how far she can go. It's up to Vita's young Processor, James, to catch her before she breaks.

But he's keeping a dangerous secret.
Someone is playing games with her.


A game where the loser ends up shattered.
Vita must make the choice:
Continue risking her life for a cause she doesn't believe in
or make an unprecedented escape?


You can find Before I Shatter on Goodreads

You can buy Before I Shatter on Amazon

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Excerpt:
“Vita!” James is panicked, shaking my shoulders, when my eyes begin to crack open. The bright light violates my pupils, and I slam my eyes shut again. My head is pounding.
“Stop shaking her, boy. We don’t know what damage that could cause.” I relax a bit as my body takes in the grandfatherly voice of wisdom. James’s hands release me. “She’s coming around. Give her a moment.”
I moan, raising an arm to cover my closed eyes. “I’m fine.”
“She could pave a road with those words.” The Old One’s voice gets farther away.
Before I can even wonder what that means, the light mercifully wanes, and I dare to peek out from under my arm. I begin to piece together where I am. The tiny white room. Lying on my monitoring station.
A visibly shaken James is sitting next to me, tears threatening to spill out of his eyes, face ashen.
“Hey,” I coax. “It’s okay. Nothing to be worried about.”
James shakes his head and looks down. A sniffle seems to actually compose him, and he looks up at me. “Vita, I’m so sorry. If I would have known, I would have warned you.”
Still hazy, I recall my experience in the meadow with the solider boy. Before speaking, I resolve to never let myself be that helpless again. Starting right now. Just like James said, I will be the one doing the breaking. Well, maybe not right now. After I recover from whatever this is.
“Warned me about what?”
“The dazers,” he practically whispers, but I still hear the George’s tongue cluck from the computer station. His disapproval is thick. “You passed out on the steps. I couldn’t wake you up. When I brought you here, I thought you were dead.”
“Yes, the drugs caused your heart to race,” the wizard explains, less emotionally. His eyes never leave the tablet in his hands. “Your heart didn’t care for that so it shut down...for a bit.”
“It shut down?” I echo as panic begins to rise from my toes.
“Only for a moment.” His hand waves dismissively. “Everything’s fine.” The Old One smirks, finally looking up at me as he turns my own words around on me.
“I died?”
“For a second.” George holds up two fingers very close together in an attempt to keep us positive.
Whoosh. “I came as soon as I heard.” Long brown hair whirls through the room. Mom busies herself snatching the tablet and replacing James at the side of my bed. She grasps my hand, leans in, and begins examining my eyes. I have no idea what they look like, but her fear and disgust focus across the room. “George, thank the stars you are still here! How could this have happened? I’m not even sure what this means.” She shakes the tablet at him, the data revealing itself to me shortly. “Where was she? Who was with her?”
James makes a move to step forward and the Old One stops him. “She was just doing as I instructed. Taking time off. Meeting new people. Trying out a party. I’m sorry. I didn’t know she would be confronted with...substances.”
Mom visibly calms down. I guess maybe she couldn’t be too angry with the man who had just saved her daughter’s life? She lays the tablet down gently. “What can I do for her?”
“Nothing, I’m afraid. The drugs have to work their way through her system. She won’t be able to start training until they are flushed out. Her new friends just may have bought her enough time to completely restore before the next round.”
My eyelids feel as though they are made of lead. My hand is nestled between stronger ones. I fight to stay awake behind the fading light.
“What will we ever do without you?” My mother’s whisper floats across the room to me.
His firm response slices through the darkness closing in around me. “The director has plans but so do we. Stick to the plan. Thanks to your husband’s—ex-husband’s—news story, she’s about ready to enter a world where everyone knows her and what she can do. She needs you two more than ever.”
I didn’t know then that when I awoke, it would be to a new world. A world without George, without visits from my dad, and without panic attacks. A world where I was a celebrity, a scientific wonder, and no longer alone. Never mind that I put my life at risk each time I pushed one the boundaries of human capability. I lived by the words I was never meant to hear:
“Vita’s never going to be broken. She’s going to be the one doing the breaking. She’s stronger than any of us will ever know.”


Mandy PetersonAbout the Author:
Mandy Peterson grew up all over Nebraska and eventually settled down there with a family of her own: husband, daughter, and son.

When she isn't writing about herself in third person, Mandy the high school librarian can be found digging through young adult and new adult lit. An avid reader of all genres (but she secretly told me she loves sci-fi the most), you will usually see her with her nose in a book or face to her Kindle app, iced or blended coffee drink in hand. A former roller girl and roller derby referee, she can also be found watching roller derby online or dragging her family behind her to cheer on teams in person all over their great state.

You can find and contact Mandy here:
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