Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Right Moves by Emma Hart



Title: The Right Moves (The Game, #3)
Author: Emma Hart
Publication Date: 27th March, 2014
Organised By: The Book Lovers






Her past is wrought with demons.
His past is full of heartbreak.
Yet he's the one person that can remind her what it means to live. 

Abbi Jenkins never thought she would leave the walls of the mental institution that's housed her for the last year. Now she has, but that doesn't mean she's forgotten everything Pearce put her through. 
She knows there's only one way to deal with the depression that claws at her mind each day, and ballet becomes more than a hobby, a dream. Ballet - and Julliard - becomes a reason to live. Something to hold on for.

Blake Smith left London for one reason and one reason only. Running from the heartbreak of his past was never something he wanted to do, but with constant reminders everywhere he turned, it became his only option. When he arrives in New York City, he vows he'll keep the promise he made to his sister and get into Juilliard.

But he doesn't expect to be paired with Abbi in class, the girl whose eyes show a world of pain he's seen before. Pain he knows too well. As each hour they spend together pulls them closer, Blake can't fight his need to save her from herself.

Lines blur as their pasts are wrenched into the open, and they have to ask themselves whether they're too broken to ever to be fixed, or if they're the healing the other needs.



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About Emma
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.
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4 Self-Published Authors I Look Up To

A few months ago I promised myself that I would do one post a month that wasn't part of a blog tour or reveal of some sort. Write a post that's interesting and helps anyone get to know me a bit better. I did a post last month - A Day In My Shoes

This seems like such an easy question. But it's not.

There are so many authors I look up to, so many talented men and women in this industry that I have the utmost respect for.

So, here we go.

1. Carey Heywood
Carey was one of the first authors I became friends with when I first started out. She's one of my beta readers, given me tips and pointers on random things, some literary others not. Her books are as incredible as she is, and I'm so proud to call her friend. But more than that, I admire her. Not just her work or that she's one of my friends. She's hysterical, real, and someone I can't live without.

2. Kendall Grey
Where do I start? This woman kicks ass. She says the things that everyone thinks but are too afraid to say. Not to mention, she's hilarious. Personally, I love her books. No, they aren't for everyone, but dammit, I love them and her. I so enjoy her posts regarding epiracy... and if you're friends with her on Facebook, you've probably seen it at some point.

3. Anne Eliot
This woman is incredibly down to earth. After I read Almost, I developed a bit of an author crush and started following her on Twitter and Facebook. Since then, she's been amazing. She's so easy to talk to and a giving person.

4. Madeline Sheehan
Madeline makes a point to connect with her readers and other authors. That, to me, is amazing. She's unconventional and simply amazing. She's giving and supportive and crazy. But, my favorite thing in the world. Is the way she writes. She writes real, gritty, unfrilly romances. Life isn't always hearts and flowers and butterflies. I find her books enthralling and the characters addicting. Her strength is admirable, she's still going, still writing, still reaching out, and I'm positive she'll do it all for as long as she can.


There's my Fantastic Four... Interesting bunch if you ask me, but these four are amazing women.

Which indie authors do you look up to?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Renegade Reject by Emily Minton & Dawn Martens COVER REVEAL

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We are very excited to share with you the amazing cover for
Emily Minton and Dawn Martens' newest book,
Renegade Reject (Renegade Sons MC #2),
which is releasing MAY 13th!!

T.K. Leigh Cover Reveal for Gorgeous Chaos

I'm late with posting, but better late than never. Especially for this! T.K. Leigh is awesome and so is her books! Take a peek!

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Title: Gorgeous Chaos
Author: T.K. Leigh
Anticipated Release Date: May 5, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Synopsis
How long can you keep a secret from the one you love? How can you possibly say the words that will rip both your worlds apart? Finally able to face her fears of abandonment, Olivia Adler begins to prepare for the next phase of her life. But Alexander Burnham is still holding on to all the secrets about Olivia’s past, trying to protect her. As days go by, Olivia is slowly starting to remember her past and Alexander realizes it’s only a matter of time until she puts all the pieces together and figures out who he is… And who she is... But if she remembers, her life could be in even more danger than it already is. And Alexander cannot have that happen. When shadows of Olivia’s past threaten not only her life, but also those around her, will Alexander finally put Olivia’s needs ahead of his? Will she be able to put all the pieces of her past together in order to save her own life and those she’s close to? Can she figure out who she can trust and who is threatening her very existence? Gorgeous Chaos is the explosive conclusion to T.K. Leigh’s Beautiful Mess series. RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 18 AND UP DUE TO EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, STRONG LANGUAGE, AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE.
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About the Author
T.K. Leigh
T.K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Originally from New England, she now resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). Her debut novel “A Beautiful Mess” has garnered relative praise, having been an Amazon Best Seller, as well a Number 1 Best Seller in Romantic Suspense, Women’s Action and Adventure Fiction, Women’s Crime Fiction, and Women’s Psychological Fiction. Recently, the book was named by The Guardian as a top reader-recommended self-published book of 2013 as well as a 2013 Reader’s Favorite in Publisher’s Weekly in addition to being named an Amazon Romance Editor’s Fan Favorite for Top Debut Author and Best Page Turner. The sequel to “A Beautiful Mess”, entitled “A Tragic Wreck”, became an Amazon Top-50 Best Selling Book on the day of its release. It is also an Amazon Number 1 Best Seller in Women’s Sagas, Women’s Psychological Fiction, Women’s Action and Adventure Fiction, and Women’s Crime Fiction. When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she has run over fifteen fulls and far too many halfs to recall). Unlike Olivia, the main character in her Beautiful Mess series, she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
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Monday, March 17, 2014

A Message of Flowers Cover Re-Reveal and Blog Tour Kick Off



I know what you all came here for, and I won't disappoint.
You want to see the new cover for A Message of Flowers.
But first, I want to tell you why there's a new cover. The first cover, it's beautiful. Amazing. And I absolutely love it. But, it didn't say what I needed it to say and I'm not a cover designer. I also wanted to offer print copies. Again, I'm not a cover designer. So, I went to Regina Wamba, who did the cover to my first novel, True Connection, and hired her. She came up with a BEAUTIFUL design.
Here, I'll let you see with your own eyes to make that decision for yourself.

White Carnations - pure love, sweet and lovely.
Daisy - Innocence, beauty, simplicity.

To florist, Georgina Nickols, every flower has a meaning and a purpose. Flowers are something she knows, lives, and breathes. But when they start mysteriously showing up on her porch, she’s unsure of their meaning, and of who is leaving them.
What do these flowers mean to the messenger?

An old friend from high school, Corbin Waylay, moves back to town. When he shows up, he stirs up all kinds of trouble for Georgina. Her life-long friend, Sid Trail, hates him and makes that fact clear to Georgina. But despite the warnings from her friend, she just can’t help the feelings that resurface. The feelings she hasn’t felt for anyone since high school graduation, the feelings that only Corbin can induce.

As Corbin moves closer into her life, it causes a rift between her and Sid. The mystery flowers continue to appear and begin to add to the stresses of life.
Love, secrets, pain, and lies surround Georgina, putting her trust to the test.
When the messenger is finally revealed, will the meaning of the flowers be enough to repair the damage of those hidden secrets?

Forget Me Nots - Remember me forever, good memories, hope.
Single Red Rose - I love you.

Didn't Regina do a great job on the cover? Who am I kidding? Regina does the ah-mazing designs all the time!

So there's the re-reveal!
If you've already purchased this, you can get the updated cover by checking for updates.
Note!!! There were no changes to the story itself. Only cover and acknowledgements.

Buy links:
Amazon  Lulu  Smashwords  iTunes  Barnes & Noble (Sale has not effected B&N yet)  Kobo  AmazonUK  AmazonAU  AmazonCA
Paperback:
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Didn't Regina do a great job on the cover?

Keep your eyes peeled for special reviews and an interview this week.

So, to kick off the tour as well, there is a GIVEAWAY!

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High Class Harlot by Delia Steele Cover Reveal


High Class Harlot (Book 2 in the Switching Tracks Series)
By: Delia Steele
Release Date: April 2014
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20999523-high-class-harlot?from_search=true


People spend their whole lives being condescending cockstars. Assuming they know something when they don’t. Assuming they know who someone is when they have no idea. Assuming that, because they can see something, they understand it. Let me tell you right now, STOP ASSUMING! Until you walk a day in someone’s gold-studded hooker heels, you do not know them or their story. Do not assume your struggle is worse simply because it’s yours. Do not assume they are ok just because they look to be so. And do not assume you are a better person simply because someone chooses to sin differently than you.


My family has money. We buy what we want without fear of being destitute, and we will never worry about having food or any other necessities. My struggle in life is not with the money, but where it comes from. My father’s secret is carrying a hefty price tag that I can no longer afford. My soul is priceless, and he is stripping it away from me. My world isn’t all rainbows, sparkle, and diamonds falling from my exit hole like Rory’s story portrayed. For every high, there is a low, and the higher you go, the further you have to fall.


I have the best things in life, except for life itself. Everyone I love has moved away; my passion to exist has deflated; my job is a joke; but more than anything, I hate who I am allowing myself to become. Is there anyone strong enough to hold my hand on this road to self-preservation, or am I to travel it alone?
If you start my story, please find it in yourself to finish it before you judge me. Don’t assume you can know where I am headed without seeing where I have already been. I am Amandolette Riaz, and I am a glitzed-up glitch in today’s delicate world.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Delia lives in Mississippi, better known as “The Sip”, where she was born and raised aside from the short time she spent wandering the beaches of Destin, Florida. She has two amazing kids who are the light in her life and she is married to a very patient and loving man. She works a fulltime job Monday – Friday. Yes, she’s so domesticated! Delia is Mexican American—in her words, she is brown! In her spare time she enjoys singing extremely loud, dancing around for hours, and watching her kids just be kids. Delia is eclectic and obsessive. She is always happy. She believes we should all have fun sometimes, and when we do something stupid, we should write about it, dude! If she could be anything when she grows up—yes, because she is currently refuse to—she wants to be a fulltime superhero. You know, wear awesome boots; have long, full, flowing hair; wear her panties on the outside of her clothes (and have it be ok); ride on a magical horse with wings; and save the world. Who wouldn’t want to do that? Happy Reading =]



Trailer Park Princess(Book 1)
Sypnosis
Rory used to count down the days until she could leave, but now with a younger brother in tow, it would be hard. She could never leave him. Rory is trapped in the Trailer Park like a princess in her tower, with her mother playing the big bad, drunken, fire-breathing dragon.  The dream of her knight coming to save her faded away about the same time her goals changed. Feeling useless, and angry Rory starts her new school and gets trampled by none other than the Monroe Falls Golden Boy, Tobias West. She finds herself seeing him as the knight she dreamed of; though, she believes it to be just that, a dream. Tobias (Toby) is Mr. Popular/Mr. Perfect/Mr. Money-in-the-bank. He is too high on the social ladder to step down to her level. Or is he?  Toby is smitten with Rory. Toby’s ex, Ashley, refuses to lose out to trailer park trash, and Rory finds herself the fuel to Ashley’s newfound hate. On top of Monroe Falls High School drama, Rory still has to deal with her drunken mother and needy brother. She doesn’t have time for childish games. Reality hits Rory hard when her mother brings home a ticking time bomb for a bed mate and the need for that shiny knight becomes real.  Rome appears like she conjured him out of thin air with magical powers, and instantly becomes her best friend. He seems to always be around when she needs someone to talk to and seems to always know just how to fix it. (Did I mention he is drop dead beautiful?) Two knights in shining armor? Nope!! That doesn’t happen. Not in fairy tales, and definitely not in real life. Rory finds herself realizing there is a thin line between relationships and friendships, lines that are starting to blur. With Toby getting ready to leave for college, Ashley’s nonstop meanness, and Rome showing up, can Rory handle the pressure? Her old friend reality takes another whack at her, causing her dread and despair to take over. Rory is questioning herself, and it's wreaking havoc on the strong girl she’s always considered herself to be. Have her poor choices doomed her to life in the trailer park, or will she be able to exceed even her own expectations?  Will she ever realize she is truly a princess worthy of getting her prince? Or will she simply survive? How does Rory’s story end?


This book is suited best for readers over the age of 17 due to sexual content and some language, as well as a few different types of abuse that are rarely talked about: Verbal, Mental, and to some extent, Sexual and Physical
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Website: http://www.deliasteele.weebly.com/
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Twitter: @tacosparkle
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Tacosparkle
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Delia-Steele/e/B00E75JH58/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti


At seventeen, Ren Pernell knows the meaning of tragedy. 

But then, a year after losing her parents, Axel Knight walks through the door and changes everything. Strange creatures start to appear, her best friend suddenly finds her irresistible, and an undeniable, unexplainable bond with Axel threatens to drive her insane. She knows he’s the key. There’s something he’s not sharing, and she’s determined to find out. 

Demanding answers, she finally learns the truth: everything she ever believed is an illusion. Caught in a centuries-old blood feud between races she never knew existed, Ren discovers her true destiny. She’s the chosen one, the Echo, preordained to end the bloodshed. 

There’s just one catch–in order to save those she loves and a homeland she’s never seen, she’ll have to die. 

With the clock running out, she’ll have to navigate a new world of betrayal, lies and deceit. If she can forgive, finding love even in the darkest places, she just might be able to escape the prophecy. But how much is she willing to sacrifice for a cause she didn’t know she was part of? And what will it take for her to be free?



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“Stop. Stop. Stop,” I yelled as it started to drizzle.
The bike halted with a squeal of the brakes. Axel turned to me, a crease between his brows. “Is everything okay?”
I nodded with a wicked smile. Taking off the helmet and handing it to him, I easily hopped off the bike.
“It’s going to pour soon, Ren.”
That was precisely why I’d needed him to stop. Rain in August was rare, and I had every intention of enjoying it. I ran forward, arms wide open and face tilted toward the sky as small droplets welcomed me--soft kisses of unspoken peace.
I kicked and jumped and ran in the puddles, embracing the cold raindrops washing over my face, arms, and entire body. I felt like I was five again. It felt amazing. I’d been grounded countless times for playing in the rain and getting sick. But it was worth it every time. There was nothing like the feel of cold rain kissing my skin on a hot summer day.
I twirled around as the shower came to an end and scowled at the sky for taking my serenity away so soon. Axel stared at me, equally drenched. His brown hair drooped over his eyes and his shirt hugged every ripple and contour of his body. I wondered how long it took God to create that sculpture.
I bit my lip to keep myself from saying something stupid. It was hard to breathe when he looked at me like that, like I was someone he’d been longing for.
“What?” I asked, walking toward him.
“You’re ridiculous--”
Heat crept up my face. “Well, you’re a pompous ass.”
He surprised me with a smile. He parked the bike in the gravel beside the road and walked toward me--every step measured and decisive.
“You’re ridiculously beautiful,” he said, tucking a strand of my wet hair behind my ear.
My heart pounded against my ribcage. His eyes stared into mine.
Why is he looking at me like that?
The backs of his fingers grazed my cheek gently. I swallowed hard at his tender touch. He dropped his hand and leaned in closer. A whiff of his scent engulfed my senses. I inhaled deeply and sighed. Blood rushed faster and time froze, pushing everything else into oblivion. It was just him and me.
His lips moved against my ear seductively. “We’re here.”
Sweet. Lord.
“You coming?” he called over his shoulder, chuckling.
One word snuck into my head:
Addiction.

About the author:

Priya lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID as a full-time working mom and part-time YA Novel Author. For the past 7+ years she has worked in multiple fortune 500 companies and has recently found the passion to read and write.  The Dracian Legacy is her first YA paranormal romance series. She strongly believes that true love conquers all and that’s a common theme you’ll find within her novels.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chronicles of Izzy by Michelle Graves Tour

The Chronicles of Izzy
Book One:  See How She Runs
Book Two:  See How She Fights
Book Three:  See How She Falls (Coming May 2014)
See How She Runs


One delivery changed her whole life.

Izzy was a normal girl living in Chicago as a bike messenger before that fateful day. She delivered one package and set into action a chain of events she never could have expected.

Now she is running for her life from the Corporation, her best friend is not at all who he seemed, and to top it all off she keeps having visions.

Will she survive to navigate the waters as a Seer? Will her feelings for Kennan be her very downfall? Find out in See How She Runs. 
Available on Amazon:  http://amzn.com/B00DWJ6BBS
Coming Mid-March to all other retailers!
See How She Fights


She thought it was over.
She thought her life was finally her own.
She was wrong.

Izzy is thrust back into the world of Seers and Guardians. With a summons from the Council she can't ignore, Izzy heads back into the fray. Now, it is up to her to figure out why Seers are being sacrificed, carved up, and left for ruin. If she doesn't find the person orchestrating the deaths, she may well be next.

If that wasn't enough, her powers have started to expand exponentially. Kennan is keeping secrets. Moreover, a strangely familiar Symbol-smith starts wreaking havoc on her precariously balanced world.

Will Izzy survive this latest crisis? Will she stop fighting destiny and accept her fate? Find out in See How She Fights. 
Available on Amazon:
Coming Mid-March to all other ebook stores.
About the Author:


Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri. When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading. She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.

Guest Post:

It is confession time!  I may or may not be addicted to making book trailers.  Okay, more than likely I am addicted to making them.  I just can't help myself.  I am a visual person by nature, so being able to see the words flash before my eyes to music that seems to so completely encompass the feeling of the book.... well nothing is better.  Okay, so there are better things... but these are still fun to make!  Without further ado, I give you my gallery of trailers! 
See How She Runs
See How She Fights
See How She Falls
Sadly, this is not even all of them.  I am telling you people, I have an addiction.  Maybe there is some sort of meeting I can attend to get this under control.  At any rate, I hope you enjoyed them and check my books out!  Oh, and if you want to see more, you can do so here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9QYZnaVfsg7YVMJXiT9Q8Q/videos
Thanks for coming to hang out with me for a while!
xoxo,
Michelle Graves


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