Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cover Reveal with Giveaway: Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune @XpressoTours @TiffanyDaune



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Coral & Bone by Tiffany Daune
Publication date: July 7th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult / Paranormal
Cover designed by: Nathalia Suellen

Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame. Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose--walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.

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About the Author:
Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up, or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dis of chocolate chips on hand, and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, though she hasn't caught them, yet.






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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Blitz with Teaser: Slowly We Trust by Chelsea M. Cameron @InkSlingerPR @chel_c_cam #SLOWLYWETRUST



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Slowly We Trust by Chelsea M. Cameron
Series: Fall and Rise #3
Publication date: April 24th, 2014
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
Audrey Valdez didn't mean to fall for Will Anders. He isn't her type. At all. But his goofy smile, Star Wars quotes and athletic body make it impossible. She's lived so long in the darkness and Will is like the sun. He makes her laugh more than she has in years and cares for her more than her own family.

But there are things about Audrey that Will doesn't know, things he can't know. She tries to push him away, but he just ends up getting closer to her, and to her secret. Is the risk of losing him forever worth the chance a being with the only person she's ever loved who has loved her back?

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Rest of the Series


Deeper We Fall by Chelsea M. Cameron (Fall and Rise #1) - Goodreads / Amazon / B&N
Faster We Burn by Chelsea M. Cameron (Fall and Rise #2) - Goodreads / Amazon / B&N


About the Author:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20th, 2013).

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare, and Neither, the first three books in the Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, Listen coming out in 2014.


Book Blitz with Contest: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst @InkSlingerPR @jenniferprobst #SEARCHINGFORPERFECT



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Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst
Series: Searching For #2
Publication date: April 29th, 2014
Genre: New Adult / Contemporary / Romance

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
The up-and-coming matchmaking agency Kinnections is the hottest thing to hit Verily, New York--just like Kennedy Ashe, social director for the service she owns with her two best girlfriends. A couch, consultant, and cheerleader rolled into one super-sizzling package, Kennedy creates dream dates, encourages singles to shine, and never refuses a challenge--not even Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist, nerd extraordinaire, and Kennedy's newest client.

Kennedy vows to work her magic and transform this hot mess in a lab coat with a disastrous relationship track record into the most wanted man on the Verily dating scene. If only she could turn the wand on herself...

Though she radiates confidence and sex appeal, Kennedy harbors deep-seated insecurities from a tormented past and lifelong struggle with weight issues. When she realizes she and Nate are cut from the same cloth and might be perfect together, can Kennedy learn to let her heart lead the way? Or will her fears sentence her to the sidelines as Nate finds love--with someone else?

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About the Author:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn't stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master's in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her son keeps her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books of 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.


Contest

All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment with your perfect match. It can be a celebrity or book character.

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Book Blitz with Excerpt + Giveaway: Written On Her Heart by Paige Rion @XpressoTours @PaigeRion_books



Written On Her Heart by Paige Rion
Series: Callaway Cove #1
Publication date: April 23rd, 2014
Genre: New Adult / Romance

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
Andi Callaway has dreamed of becoming a published author her entire life.

Ford Delaney has always wanted nothing more than to escape his past.

An opportunity of a lifetime. This is what Andi finds when she returns home to Callaway Cove on summer break. A chance to work for her literary idol Ford Delaney is up for grabs, and she's willing to risk everything--her boyfriend, her best friends, and her education--to get it.

She's positive this will be the key to reaching her dreams. But the moment she begins working for the reclusive author, Andi realizes there's more to him than just a name. As attraction builds between Andi and Ford, she begins to discover consequences must come hand-in-hand with something great--which could loosen control over her tightly wound life. And once romantic sparks fly, Andi's other relationships start to crumble, Ford's fame comes back to haunt him, and the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.

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Excerpt
"What kind of books do you want to write?" Ford asked, turning his attention back to his plate.

The question brought her back to reality. "Romance."

"Ah, fairytales."

At her narrowed eyes, he said, "I'm not judging. All writers, myself included, create whole worlds to give people a reprieve from their real lives. That's what I do, too."

Andi laughed but there was no joy in the sound. It was exactly how she felt about the kind of books she wanted to write and something Peter never understood.

Interestingly, Ford's words meant he didn't believe in real love--that he considered the beautifully written romantic plotlines in his own books 'fairytales'. "I don't buy it. You can't write books like yours and not believe in love, at least to some extent."

Ford's mouth tightened. He ran a hand through his hair. "Why?"

"Because there's hope in love," She met his gaze. "And a world without hope is a sad one. If you truly feel what you say, you want to leave people with the feeling that good exists and that love, no matter how impossible, is possible. If love is such a lie, I can't see you selling it like you do."

Ford's eyes flashed. "I believe people leave you when you need them most in life. I believe real love is something people tell themselves exists because it makes the world a better place to live in. When love fails, and it always does, people make excuses. He wasn't the one. She was too critical, bossy, fat... whatever."

Andi frowned. "So why write romance into your books at all? If you don't buy into the notion it's real?"

Ford smiled but his eyes softened, something sad lingering in his gaze. "Because there's nothing wrong with giving false hope. Even if true love is a lie, it makes life easier to swallow. And that's what's important--finding a way to get through the rough parts. Love is the Achilles heel of man. It's something we can't help pursuing even if it ends in heartache, even if it is an endless pursuit of happiness. Shakespeare, Jane Austen--they got it."

Andi sat in silence. The sadness in his eyes shot clear through her heart like an arrow, and her mind raced through his books, trying to piece together what she was missing, what piece of heartbreak had been embedded between the pages that explained the way he felt now.

"You think I'm wrong?" he asked, breaking through her thoughts.

She wanted to argue with him, to come up with a line that would dispose everything he had just said about love, but she had none, so she said what she felt instead. "I think a world without true love is a world without hope, one I don't want to be a part of. So, I choose to believe, whether it's real or not."

She saw it. The flash in his eyes, a glimmer of something unexplained as his molten gaze met hers, pinning her to her seat. She caught her breath, unable to look away, the blood humming in her veins. In that moment, nothing and no one else existed. It was just him and her and the intimate conversation between them.

He placed his hand over hers and leaned into the table. "Andi?" he whispered.

Heart knowing against her ribs, her eyes flickered to his mouth and the hard contours of his jaw. He had shared so much of himself with her. This broken, brilliant man. Maybe all he needed was a little hope?

He reached out, cupped the side of her face. She'd never wanted anything as much as she wanted to kiss him in that moment. The warmth of his palm burned through her skin, and the feel of him exploded all thought, scattering it to the far corners of her mind. She curled her fingers around his and leaned closer. She could hear the soft sound of his breathing.

All she had to do was close her eyes. Move just a bit closer...


About the Author:
Paige Rion is a contemporary romance author. She's a mother, wife, blogger, hopeless chocoholic, coffee-addicted, wine-lover. Her debut, novel--a new adult romance--Written On Her Heart, is the first in the Callaway Cove series. The next in the series is to be released this summer. She loves connecting with readers on her blog and social media. 









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Waiting On Wednesday (51)


Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

Of Neptune by Anna Banks

This book is to be released May 13th, 2014. It is the third book in the Syrena Legacy series.

Emma and Galen's kingdom and their love is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks bestselling trilogy.

Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn't sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn't bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn't expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.

I met Anna Banks and she is a wonderful person. The more appealing and personable an author is the more likely people are going to want to read their books. I have yet to dip my toe in mermaid fantasy books but I have been deciding I will start with this series. I tend to like to accumulate a couple books in a series so that way if there are any cliffhangers (which the author assured me there are in this series) I won't be dying without the next book :) There is always a method to my book buying madness.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Book Blast with Giveaway: Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell @BookNerdTours @bethanycrandell



Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell
Publication date: April 1st, 2014
Genre: Young Adult / Contemporary

Synopsis (according to Goodreads):
Spiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.

Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way.

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Praise for Summer on the Short Bus

"Crandell creates a wonderful and relatable protagonist with Cricket but even better than that, she surrounds her with equally relatable, flawed, and real characters... This book is an absolute winner!" -- Feathered Quill Book Reviews

"A novel oozing with heart and humanity." -- Ken Baker, E! News correspondent and author of Fangirl and How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love

"A hilarious and heartwarming ride." -- Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, author of How My Summer Went Up in Flames and Famous Last Words


About the Author:
Bethany lives in San Diego with her husband, two kiddos (one of whom is differently-abled), and a chocolate lab who has no regard for personal space. She believes that prayer solves problems and that Jake Ryan is going to show up at her door any minute now... She is represented by Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services.



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  • Must be 13+ to enter.
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