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Monday, September 24, 2012

I'll be at TFEiC, will I see you there? + Abbi Glines Cover Reveal

Happy Monday, everyone!  I've got a bit of a long post today so bear with me!

First things first,

Today I'm over at NA Alley interviewing new adult author Angela Corbett!  She wrote the second new adult book I ever read called Eternal Starling. So feel free to drop by and say hello :D

Check out my post----> here.


Next on the agenda,

I'm going to TFEiC, an indie book signing event, this saturday!  As you can see from the poster there is going to be a treasure trove of NA authors at the event.  This actually means a few things for you!  

First:  I will be participating in a Q&A session with the authors and asking questions about all things NA!  I will post this interview on an NA Alley post in the near future.

Second:  I will be coming home with a crazy ton of signed books.  And if you all haven't noticed my little blogoversery button to the right of the site....   

NOTICE IT PRETTY QUICK because some exciting things will be coming soon!  That's all I can say for now...  FREE STUFF!!!! Okay, really, that's all I'm going to say for now ^.^

And finally,

I've got another cover reveal for you this week!  I will be meeting this author at TFEiC, so I was very excited to bring you the cover reveal for her new NEW ADULT book!!!

Just for Now (Sea Breeze, #4) by: Abbi Glines
Release Date: October 23, 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.

The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food.


He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…

There was this girl.

She was as innocent as he was tainted.

Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.

Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.





About the Author:

Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. Her debut novel, BREATHE, can be found in digital format at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Existence, a YA paranormal, was released December 13, 2011 by Wild Child Publishing. She also released a YA contemporary romance, The Vincent Boys this Fall. She just released her first New Adult contemporary, Because of Low. She is currently editing the second book in the Existence Trilogy, Predestined. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines. She also blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: If I Let You Go by Krya Lennon

I have a very special cover reveal for you all today!  One of my good friends, Krya, has a novella coming out and it's new adult!

I can't wait to read this one!!!!  The cover is just so purrrty :D  Enjoy, everyone!


Title: If I Let You Go (Novella)
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: October 22nd 2012

Synopsis:Madison Connor is about to lose it. Her job, that is. For three years, she’s taken care of Dominic Hartley’s five year old daughter, Tilly, but her world is flipped on its head when Dominic tells her his latest promotion is taking him to New York. With Tilly having a meltdown over the move, Madison and Dominic get into a fight that changes the entire nature of their relationship, causing Madison to ask herself a big question. Can she let him go?


About the author:

Kyra Lennon was born on the South coast of England, and to this day, still lives by the sea. Fiction writing has always been her passion, but she also has numerous articles on a variety of topics published on prolific websites.

Kyra’s debut novel, Game On, was released in July 2012 and the second book in the series, Blindsided, is due for release in November 2012. 

Where to find Kyra:



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fade Blog Tour Stop! Interview with hero: Dace :D

FADE by: A.K. Morgen
Release Date: September 7, 2012
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press



What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.


Hey all!  I'm a stop on the Fade Blog Tour!  FADE is a new adult urban fantasy romance by my Curiosity Quills sister, A.K. Morgen.  A.K. was gracious enough to lend me her swoonworthy hero, Dace, for a few questions.  Here's the interview! 


Enjoy!


Me: What's your favorite place in the world, Dace?

Dace: Being with Arionna anywhere is like being home to me. I've never felt as peaceful and on fire at once as I do when I'm around her. It's like if I don't touch her, I'll go crazy. And if I do touch her, I'll go crazy. It's the most bizarre sensation, but it feels right. *smiles a little at the thought* Her thoughts have the same effect. Nothing calms the wolf quite like listening to the endless chatter in her mind. She feels right to us. 

Barring being with her, there's a small pond in the heart of the woods right outside town. It's secluded, quiet. The trees just disappear for an acre or so and this still pond sits there unnoticed by my neighbors. I like it out there.

Me: Ah, sigh... *Victoria drops interview paper in a daze. Sits up and clears throat* Um, great answer.  So Arionna sounds like a super stellar chick.  What were your first impressions of her when you met her?

Dace: Honestly? I didn't know what to think of her when I first saw her. She looked so lost and broken sitting on that picnic table with her hair tangling in the wind around her. And so beautifully familiar. I wanted to reach out and touch her, to make sure she was real and I hadn't just imagined her. But more than that, she looked like she needed someone to tell her that everything would be okay. I wanted to do that for her. And run in the other direction. Which I did. Run in the other direction, I mean. *shrugs* It seemed the most prudent idea at the time.

Me: Such a beautiful meeting, Dace.  So, if you had three words to describe you, what would they be?


Dace: Impossible, irritating, and bossy. *laughs, smirking* That's what Arionna tells me. Frequently. I prefer cautious, careful and alpha. Someone has to be, right?

Me: Oh, I completely agree, Dace.  Big strong men with a good head on their shoulders = awesomeness, and I'm sure you do a great job of protecting your lady!  So moving on, if a genie granted you a single wish, what would it be?

Dace: To get everyone through the coming battle safely. Ari, the pack, Chelle and her sister, Mandy . . . . I'm working on making that happen.

Me: That's so brave and admirable of you and a great wish! So, last question: your favorite season and why?

Dace: Winter. Everything is quiet in winter. Even the wolf stops rattling the cage so hard then. I like that. I don't have to fight so hard. I can just be for a little while. That's always nice, and winter in the south is great. No snow, not too cold. Just quiet, less rushed.

*grins at Victoria* Thanks for letting me stop by and chat, Victoria. You're a much more pleasant host than Ayden. She uses duct tape and threats.

Me: Aww, Dace.  You are such a sweetie pie!  And I will talk to Ayken and shake my finger at her.  Thanks for stopping by and come back anytime!




About the Author
A.K. Morgen (Ayden) lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with her real life hero, Courtney, and their three crazy pets. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and grand plans to save the world someday. When she's not writing, she spend her time teaching her niece and nephews useless facts, dancing in odd places, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart. She's a volunteer coordinator for her local Ronald McDonald House, and she helps care for her very special nephew, Aloshua. You can also find her dancing, hiking, reading voraciously, tweeting too much, and talking a lot.





Fade is now available in print and ebook formats. Kindle | Paperback

Curiosity Quills and Author A.K. Morgen are donating ten percent of proceeds from now until March 7, 2013 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, and ten percent to the March of Dimes. More information on this amazing opportunity to help give-back and these organizations can be found at: http://www.akmorgen.com/2012/09/its-fades-release-day-plus-huge.html

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Crimson Hunt Blurb!!!! Eep!!!! + A Holiday Surpise

Happy Monday, my friends!  Well, I am super excited today because I have something I've been dying to share ever since my new adult sci-fi romance, THE CRIMSON HUNT, has been contracted...

I gots a blurb!

Without further ado, here it is:

 The Official Blurb for THE CRIMSON HUNT:

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.
 
Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar.  But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.
 
So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.
 
Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore.  Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ.  Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable.  And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.
 
That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce.  The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets.  He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.
 
Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future. 


What do you think? I'm so excited! Things are finally starting to feel real now.  I'm heavily awaiting to share this story with you...and share my hero ---> (me and my hero obsessed self)

The cover reveal is coming really soon.  So, those of your that have signed up watch your email.  For those who want to sign up, click the link and fill out the form!







So...  I promised a "Holiday" surprise.  Well...

I have a short story coming out!

I wrote a short holiday story and it will be released around the same time as THE CRIMSON HUNT!  There will also be more special news with that in the future so watch me for updates.  But for now...

Official Blurb for HOLIDAY FLING:
Tarrah Reid is aware that she holds the name of a famous Hollywood actress… Not that she cares, since the association helps with her Christmas “floozy” persona. She has one goal every Christmas Eve: sleep with her roommate’s cousin while the rest of the family is distracted by fruitcake. However, her annual conquest comes to a screeching halt when she winds up in the middle of a bank robbery and is miraculously saved by a handsome, redheaded stranger.

A few hours with medical student Chase Stewart has Tarrah’s mind in a daze and her heart aflutter. Suddenly, Tarrah no longer wants her fling—she wants Chase. But if there’s one thing Tarrah has discovered this Christmas Eve, it’s that the Christmas gods have it out for her. Her new favorite redhead and her fling have way more in common than just their towering heights. The anticipated announcement of fruitcake has never been more heightened. Before the fruited-pastry delight is served, Tarrah must decide what she really desires this Christmas Eve – a simple fling or something more. 

A New Adult contemporary romance, Holiday Fling is a short Christmas tale with a spicy kick.


I'm doing a small cover reveal with this one too, so if you want in just fill out the same form as the one above.

One last thing: both books are available to be add to your Goodreads TBR's! Just click on their buttons under the blurbs :D

Laterz, peeps!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Week In New Adult!

Hey all!  Happy Saturday!  So I'm not going to get in the habit of this because with edits and things time is scarce, but I wanted to post a week of happenings in NA.  Hope you enjoy!

News

NA Self-published author, Tina Reber, sequel to Love Unscripted, Love Unrehearsed, has been released digitally by Simon and Schuster. 

Cover reveal for NA author Carrie Butler, for her New Adult Paranormal Romance, STRENGTH.  Soon to be published by Sapphire Star Publishing.

Twitter's NaLitChat discusses NA Taboos.

Agent Suzie Townsend gives her take on NA in her submissions box.

NA Self-published author Abbi Glines lands a Big 6 deal for her YA works. Vincent Boys and Vincent Brothers.

NA author A.K. Morgen interviews about the "New Adult Journey."

Publishers Weekly states 55% of YA book sales are adults and 78% of them are for their own reading.  Could this be good news for NA??? ;D

New Adult blog, NA Alley, discusses: Hot & Sexy: Now vs. then: NA vs. YA vs. Adult

Contests

New Adult Blog, NA Alley, had author Magan Vernon stop by and she's giving out a a copy of her NA contemporary romance, My Paper Heart.

NA Alley features NA author Heather Tophem Wood. A copy of First Visions: Second Sight Book One is up for grabs!

NA author A.K. Morgen hosts the Perfect Paranormal/ Fantasy Pitch Contest.  Starts today and NA manuscripts are taken.

Pitch Contest with Month9Books. Hosted by Brenda Drake. They're taking novellas and NA is sought amongst the entires!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Cover Reveal: STRENGTH by Carrie Butler

I have an oh-so-special cover reveal for you today, my friends.  My dear friend and fellow NA Sister from NA Alley, Carrie Butler, has a book coming out!  I'm so very excited for her and I love her lots.  I have also had the pressure of reading this wonderful book of hers and I know you will all enjoy it as much as I did :D

The book is a new adult paranormal romance and set in college!!!!  Eep!  Her cover is stellar and her trailer is amazing.  So enjoy!  And add this title to your Goodreads TBR pile, peeps!  Congratz, Carrie, my dear!!!!

STRENGTH (Mark of Nexus: Book 1) by: Carrie Butler
Release Date: March 7, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.






About the Author:
Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.

Where to find Carrie:
WEBSITE  |  BLOG  |  SSP  |  TWITTER  |  FACEBOOK  |  GOODREADS  |  GOOGLE+ 

Where to find Strength:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cover Reveal: Wilde's Meadow by Krystal Wade

So many awesome reveals so little time! Yesterday, I brought you Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush and today I bring your Wilde's Meadow by my fellow Curiosity Quills sister and CQ Acquisitions editor Krystal Wade!

You can thank this wonderful woman for contracting my book The Crimson Hunt, which will be released later this year!

Without further ado, I bring you the cover :D

Wilde's Meadow (Darkness Falls: Book 3) by: Krystal Wade
Release Date: November 5, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Happy endings are hard to find, and even though Katriona is in the middle of a war with someone who’s already stolen more than she can replace, she aches for a positive future with her DraĆ­ochtans.

Armed with hope, confidence in her abilities, and a strange new gift from her mother, Kate ventures into the Darkness to defeat a fallen god.

Losses add up, and new obstacles rise to stand in the way. Is the one determined to bring Encardia light strong enough to keep fighting, or will all the sacrifices to stop those who seek domination be for nothing?



 About the Author

Krystal Wade can be found in the sluglines outside Washington D.C. every morning, Monday through Friday. With coffee in hand, iPod plugged in, and strangers--who sometimes snore, smell, or have incredibly bad gas--sitting next to her, she zones out and thinks of fantastical worlds for you and me to read. How else can she cope with a fifty mile commute?

Good thing she has her husband and three kids to go home to. They keep her sane.


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