Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book Blitz : After I Fall by Amity Hope


After I Fall
by Amity Hope 
Release Date: 12/15/14

Summary from Goodreads:
When EmLynn’s dad loses his battle with cancer, the last thing she wants is to move across the country to live with her Mom. Her mom left her dad years ago to start a new, improved family with her new, improved husband.

When Eric finds himself in the middle of a mess of someone else’s making, the last thing he wants is to be dumped into the foster care system. He’s spent most of his life on his own, so he doesn't see the point of having a pretend family now.

A chance meeting has them both thinking that maybe their new town of Roseville isn’t so bad. But as they grow closer, an unknown enemy, along with a tangle of secrets and a web of little white lies, may just be enough to make their newfound love unravel completely.

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Excerpt 

Jace had the type of obnoxiously chiseled features that could land a guy on the cover of a magazine. His smile was too fake, too perfect. Teeth straightened by braces and whitened at the dentist’s office. His eyes could be his best feature. They were an icy shade of blue, offset by his deep tan this time of year. But they looked cold. When he smiled, it never reached his eyes. His honey blond hair appeared to be shellacked into place. He was also too tall, too thin and lanky for my taste.
Sitting feet away from each other, it was hard not to compare the two.
Eric, on the other hand…
I quickly flicked a glance his way even though I already had his features almost memorized. His smile was adorable, a bit lopsided, compounded in cuteness when his dimple decided to make an appearance. His hair was rumpled and unlike Jace’s, it begged to have someone run their fingers through it. He wasn’t model perfect but he had the wholesome, sweet, boy-next-door look to him that I suddenly realized I preferred. He was a few inches shorter than Jace but much better built. His arms looked like they were made for wrapping around a girl.
Yeah. No doubt about it. I was definitely a boy-next door kind of girl.


Author

About the Author
A little bit about me...
I live in beautiful northern Minnesota with my two sons, two cats and our Rottweiler.
If I'm not writing, or spending time with my kids, I'm most likely reading.

My next planned releases are:
After I Fall in mid-December
Avenge (Malice #2) will be out late January.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Selection


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, with any book you're reading! Read the rules here and join in with us next week!

Release Day Book Blitz : The Missing by Necole Ryse ( @necoleryse )


The Missing (The Birthright Trilogy Book 2)
by Necole Ryse 
Release Date: 12/16/14
Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber Designs

Summary from Goodreads:
Reeling from her boyfriend's disappearance, Raevyn Jones is shocked to learn that she is considered suspect number one. To make matters worse, rumors are swirling that golden boy, Jeffrey Donnelly, isn't just missing...he may never be coming back.

And Raevyn is being framed.

Her second semester at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, the nation's first Ivy League institution for African Americans, is full of twists and turns.

Soon Raevyn will learn not to trust anyone, not even the people she calls friend.


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Excerpt 

“Are you positive?” Regina whispered to Corrine that night. The three of them were in their usual meeting place, the phone room, after hours. I was wide-awake when I heard the suite door click closed and three sets of feet scurry down the hallway.
The only sound in the hall was the hum of the refrigerator. I was thankful that it covered my heavy breathing and the knocking of my knees.
“Yes,” she hissed. “He said they’re doing interviews. Here at Fitz, tomorrow!”“That’s impossible.” A yawn cut through Andrea’s words. “They buried him. Case closed.”
“Yes, but homicides are usually, I dunno, investigated!” Corrine shrill-whispered.
“Okay, calm down.” Regina ran interference between the two. “We just have to stick to the story. We were getting initiated that night. We don’t know anything about it. There are twenty other Xi Nu’s who can corroborate that.”
I heard someone blow out a frustrated breath.“I don’t know,” Corrine said. “This has gone way too far.”

“We made a pact,” Regina declared. “No matter what happens tomorrow, we keep the same story, got it?”


Book One:
The Legacy
Release Date: 06/17/14

Summary from Goodreads:
Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has never worn a designer gown. She's never had access to unlimited champagne or chauffeured limo rides.

But when she is dropped in the midst of the Black Ivy League--against her will--she has to pretend that everything is normal, as if she belongs.

When her new friends start to question her sketchy past and her shaky legacy at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, Raevyn realizes she will have to rely on her street smarts more than ever before.

Raevyn starts to receive cryptic text messages and emails from an anonymous sender and she soon discovers that not only does someone want her to leave B.W.Fitz--someone also wants to end her life.


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About the Author
Necole Ryse graduated from Towson University with Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications. Bored with life as an adult, Necole decided to follow her dreams to write fiction and she hasn’t looked back. She enjoys chocolate covered pretzels, Criminal Minds marathons, and all things Harry Potter. 

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Cover Reveal :Defenseless by Elise Dane @elisadane @swoonromance


Cover Reveal 

Hello Loves, Here is the cover reveal for Elise Dane's third book in her Diamond Girls Series titled DEFENSELESS!!!Enjoy!! This book will be released on the 17th of January!!




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Defenseless (Diamond Girls #3)
by Elisa Dane 
Release Date: 01/17/15
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:
High school senior, Claire Reilly’s world revolves around All-Star cheerleading. The Diamond Girls, are gearing up for a major competition, which, if they win will allow them to compete at Worlds for the first time. But the unimaginable happens, and both Claire and her team are rocked by a devastating loss. Determined to get to Worlds any way she can, Claire finds help from the last person she imagined would give it—up and coming UFC fighter and notorious bad boy, Ryker Vaughn.

Fouled out of the octagon by a dirty opponent and a vicious kick to the head, Ryker loses control when he learns he may never fight again. Angry over the loss of his mother, an unsupportive family, and the world in general, he gives up, gives in, and unleashes his rage—destroying part of his cousin’s cheer gym in the process. Things go from bad to worse when Ryker is given an ultimatum: help the Diamond Girls compete for a bid to Worlds, or go to jail.

Overwhelmed with anger, sadness, and grief, the unlikely pair learn that what you see is not always what you get, and that the most difficult losses sometimes open the door to a frightening, yet amazing new future.


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About the Author
I'm a lover of books (YA & Adult romance), chocolate, reality television, and am a proud mother to three All Star cheerleaders. Woot!
I write Contemporary YA romance with cheerleaders. Yep. I write what I know, and it's my hope that my stories will not only take you on a romantic journey that will warm your heart, but that you'll find a new respect and interest in the sport of Cheerleading you may not have had before.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Blitz: The Last Protector By Stephanie Keys ( @stephaniekeyes )


The Last Protector
Release Date: 12/15/14
Inkspell Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:
Gabriel Stewart helped his best friend Kellen St. James save the world from The Scourge in the Battle of Dublin. But before that? Gabe was just an ordinary guy who kept having dreams about a little boy with black hair and green eyes—a boy he hadn’t even met yet.

And even weirder? Gabe’s mind kept replaying these images on loop of things he’d never seen. He heard voices in his head when no one was around. And he actually blew off hot Valerie Gibbons to chase after the black-haired kid in the park. What was up with that?

As Gabe searches for the truth, fate continually puts him in Kellen’s path, but will he be able to stop the Children of Danu from stealing Kellen before the battle begins? What will it take for Gabe to become The Last Protector?

*The Last Protector is a companion novella--intended to be read after the other books in the series.

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About the Author
Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she's still doing the same thing, except now she gets to share those ideas with readers!

When she's not writing, Stephanie is also a graphic designer, international speaker, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she's best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Mrs. Keyes holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and a M.Ed. from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Society For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), as well as a featured author in the global group of writers, Love a Happy Ending.com.

Keyes is the author of the YA Fantasy series, The Star Child, which currently includes The Star Child, After Faerie, The Fallen Stars, and the soon to-be-released finale, The Star Catcher (November 2013), all from by Inkspell Publishing. Mrs. Keyes is hard at work on a new YA Paranormal Romance.

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Book Blitz: Hollowed Humusara by J.L. Boned and Val Richards ( @primortus )


Hollowed Humusara (Primortus Chronicles #2)
Release Date: 11/26/14

Summary from Goodreads:
It begins again! Skylee Porter thinks the worst is over. She has faced her greatest fear, the monstrous black-eyed Brinfrost and survived with the help of Chrism, her shape-shifting sister. Sky even had the courage to finally admit her true feelings to Will.

But something has changed. The three people she trusts the most are acting strange. Will seems distant. Her talkative sister has clammed up. Even Airon is keeping secrets.

Soon, Sky discovers the leaders of the Primortus have plans for her. Then, to her dismay, they threaten to take away her magical book. The Humusara, the very thing that tethers her to the world she so desperately wants to protect. And now, the earth is trembling again. Could there be another Day of Disaster?

Dark powers are at work. Two prophecies loom on the horizon. One declares she’s the hope of humankind. While the other proclaims she’ll destroy us all.

Sky’s destiny awaits her…


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Excerpt 
“Come on now, open your eyes.”
“Aaaah,” moaned the teenaged girl as she tilted her head toward the sound of the voice awakening her. “Where—where am I?” she stammered, trying in vain to lift her eyelids.
Skylee Porter was in a large, rectangular room lined with oil paintings and sculptures. Her dust-covered jeans were torn at the knees and her wavy blonde hair was spread around her in a tangled mess. A trickle of dried blood marked a trail from her ear down her neck and her left knee throbbed painfully.
Without warning, the nightmarish image of a mask-like face with black eyes weaved its way into her mind. Brinfrost! She squeezed her eyes shut tighter and struggled against the hands that held her. No, he’s got me! It’s not him, she told herself in relief. As she settled back, she felt the weight of her necklace lying on her chest. My Elementum, thank goodness it’s safe. Skylee couldn’t bear the thought of losing it.
The powerful amulet and an extraordinary book, called the Humusara, were her most precious possessions. They had once belonged to her father, Lee Porter. He had died on the day she was born—the Day of Disaster—the day the necklace went missing, at least until her mother’s wedding day.

That was when she learned the Elementum and Humusara had been decreed to her in her father’s last will and testament to be passed down on her fifteenth birthday. She was surprised when her mom gave them to her early. But the greatest surprise came when she discovered they possessed magical powers.





Authors

About the Authors
J.L. Bond and Val Richards have much more in common than writing.  They are both Army brats, grew up in the hills of Tennessee, attended the same college and worked the same first job. They share an obsession for Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and have an enduring love for all things Tolkien. Since they can’t live in Middle Earth, the call of the ocean eventually pulled them to Florida where, together, they form the nearly fearless writing duo of THE PRIMORTUS CHRONICLES.


Their debut novel, ELEVENTH ELEMENTUM; Book 1, was released in 2012 to excellent reviews. The second book in the trilogy, HOLLOWED HUMUSARA launched in the fall of 2014. J.L. and Val are currently working on Plagued Primortus, the final book in the series…when they aren’t daydreaming of joining a certain wizardy trio for a ride in the TARDIS to Rivendell.

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