Thursday 27 February 2014

Cover Reveal: The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen


She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else can quite understand.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

Warm, funny, and often heartbreaking, The Year We Fell Down is New Adult contemporary romance. Contains: hot hockey players, too many pairs of crutches, gallows humor, Princess Bride references, and a slightly outrageous vibrator scene. (Sexual situations make the book suitable for ages 18+.)

The expected publication date is Monday, March 17th, 2014, on all of your favorite e-book websites.

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About the author: Sarina Bowen writes contemporary romance and new adult fiction from the Green Mountains of Vermont. She lives with her husband, two children, eight chickens and an unwieldy pile of ski and hockey equipment.

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Saturday 22 February 2014

How to Murder your darlings...GOT Style

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Say what?

I bet that title caught your attention **chuckles*

So about two weeks ago, I decided to finally sit down and watch Game Of Thrones. Right after watching the first season, I mentally kicked myself for waiting that long to watch it. This series is EPIC!

You're probably wondering what that has to do with murdering your darlings. These kind of darlings are the characters. Before I proceed I just want to warn you there might be spoilers. I'll try and post as few as possible.

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” --William Faulkner 

((Should probably have added something like "the plot thickens when you do. At least in some cases."))

Right. So when I started watching the first GOT DVD, I was like "OMG, so many characters and different storylines??!! How am I supposed to keep up?  By the end of the second episode, I was sitting on the edge of the sofa, making sure I didn't miss a word. Everyone seemed to have an agenda. I love a story with secrets and hidden agendas.

I grew to love a few characters, mostly Drogo and Jon. Yeah, I went there. Jon was amazingly loyal and didn't let the king sway him so easily. Drogo was intense, and very romantic in a "You, mine. No one touches you or hurts you. I'll flatten the population until I find the culprit who hurt you" kind of way.  It took a while for me to warm up to him and when I finally did, well, they did what Faulkner said. Murder your darlings. There were a few other characters that I'd given my heart to in the series.  At one point, this is how I felt/wanted to do:

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At the same time, I was curious to see how everything would go. And then came the ending which was unexpected, and a wonderful surprise. I knew Daenerys was special. What  I didn't know was the extent of her kickassery awesomeness. It was so good to see her grow from the girl the brother bullied, to this woman, Khaleesi of the Dothkari, strong enough to command her own army or lead a tribe. A woman fit enough to stand beside the Khal.

The second DVD came in from Amazon today, and I can't wait to watch it. If you haven't watched it, and you don't mind a bit of bloodshed--well, a lot, really--, I really encourage you to watch. The plot wickedly fantastic, and the characters deliciously well developed.

So I will leave you with this:

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Just because I couldn't resist. ;) Best. Scene.EVER.

Have you watched GOT? What's your favourite scene or favourite characters? As a writer, how difficult is it killing your character/s?

Thursday 20 February 2014

Graphics, Kick Ass Chicks and Team Stickers and Countdowns

Have you guys met Ben? No?  Well, let me introduce you. Ben is one of the most wonderful and talented people I've ever met. He designs awesome stuff, for example, this Kick ass chick sticker for Homecoming. Isn't it just gorgeous?

Sera Czedar from The Cloaked Devices by Cecilia Robert

Want to have a personalised countdown clock for your upcoming release? Ben does that too.

If you'd like these kind of awesomeness, follow Ben on his blog

Dean Winchester approves! :D 

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Sunday 16 February 2014

Cover reveal: Killing Honor by S.M. Butler

We’re so excited to bring you the cover for KILLING HONOR, the first book in S.M. Butler’s new Lucky Thirteen series! KILLING HONOR is a New Adult Romantic Suspense due to be released March 24, 2014!
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KILLING HONOR will also be in print, available and orderable from all major retailers!

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Book Info

Title: Killing Honor
Series: Lucky Thirteen, #1
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Shield Creative Designs
Release Date: March 24, 2014
eISBN: 978-1-938927-12-6
Print ISBN: 978-1-938927-13-3

Only she ignites the passion within him…
Navy SEAL Brody Battles’ last mission ended with him shot twice. He’s made enemies he’d like to forget ever existed all over the world. He’s more than ready to go home to the family he left behind, but when he returns, he faces sleepless nights, a possible security breach and the fear that his family has moved on without him.

Only he fills the void left in her heart…
Marrying her childhood sweetheart sounds like a fairy tale dream come true, but not for Devyn. Thanks to his job, her husband has been off on a secret mission for so long, he’s never even seen his daughters in person. But now he’s back, and the fairy tale life is in sight, but Devyn’s not sure the man that returned is the same man who left.

…and only death will quench their enemy’s thirst for revenge.
Stitching their broken family back together proves difficult when nightmares and secrets build a wall between them. And while they’re adjusting to being a family again, an enemy waits in the shadows, salivating for the sweet taste of revenge.

This New Adult title includes adult situations and language and may not be suitable for readers under 18 years.

Friday 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day & Cover Reveal: Hold Me Tight by Faith Sullivan

Oh, that time of the year! :) Right now I have my stereo propped on my shoulder, waiting for my kiddies to get home so I can serenade them about how much I love them, how blessed I am to have them in my life.
Love is all around us!!

Today I have a cover reveal for you. Faith's Hold Me Tight, set to be released April 30th. 

Release Date: April 30, 2014

HOLD ME TIGHT synopsis:

He loves me. He loves me not. 

Ivy's heart shatters upon hearing Eric's crushing ultimatum. Despite how much she cares for him, she won't give in to his demands. She has no choice but to leave, even if it's the hardest thing she's ever had to do.

She loves me. She loves me not. 

When Ivy walks out, Eric can't help feeling betrayed. Unwilling to put her at risk, he values her safety above all else. By refusing to compromise, he's blindsided when she moves in with a man who's already stolen so much from him.

I love you. You love me not. 

Lauren sees Eric and Ivy's split as an opportunity to end their relationship once and for all. When Ivy places herself at the mercy of Eric's rival, Lauren plots to destroy the fragile tie binding them together, even if she endangers Ivy's life in the process.

What readers are saying about HOLD ME TIGHT:

"Seriously - I'm considering sending Faith Sullivan an email every week until the next book is released. I need to know what happens!"
- Elnora Romness

"I’m really hoping Eric and Ivy can find a way to work things out, and that fate will give them a bit of a break—but if there’s one thing this series has proved to me, it’s that Faith Sullivan’s books will take us to places unexpected and impossible to predict."
- Stephanie Parent

"Faith Sullivan is so good at keeping me guessing and making me eagerly anticipate this book. Looking forward to see what's in store for Ivy and Eric."
- Kelly Hashway

"I so totally love Faith's books. Honestly, it's such a treat to nab them up and enjoy them."
- Meradeth Houston

"I really can't wait to read the conclusion to this series...I think it's going to be even better than the first two books!"
- Kelli Nash

Books in this New Adult Contemporary Romance trilogy:


About the Author:

Faith Sullivan is an author of New Adult contemporary romances including the HEARTBEAT trilogy, the TAKE ME NOW series and the 9/11 novel, UNEXPECTED.

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Thursday 13 February 2014

Cover Reveal: Rush Into You by Brianna Lee

Debut By Brianna Lee

A New Adult Contemporary Romance

Releasing April/May 2014

Cover designed by Okay Creations

I had it all. I was captain of the cheerleading squad and star of the debate team. I was smart and popular and living the dream. Until that night. That one fateful night changed everything. Now everyone hates me—everyone. They stay far away.   It’s safer. Drugs numb the pain, and sex pays for the drugs. Being alive is my punishment. Then I meet him. Ryker Rosse. Tattoos, sinful body…and his eyes. His eyes are irresistible. He is captivating. He treats me with respect. He sees me. Ryker brings happiness into my life of regret, but I don’t know if I deserve happiness. Some mistakes can never be forgiven. Or can they?

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  About the Author Brianna Lee is an avid reader and flavored ice coffee addict. She is also a book reviewer and blogger for Brianna Lee Book Reviews and lives in Massachusetts with her beautiful daughter. As a busy, single mom, and aunt, she often has to write her stories in a notepad app on her cell phone, but late at night you will find her typing on her laptop until she passes out on her keyboard...literally. Brianna encourages readers to contact her as she loves to hear from you!

Email her at

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Friday 7 February 2014

Review: Damaged by Becca Vincenza

There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . . some are hell bent on their destruction.
Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?
Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined.There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.

My thoughts after reading DAMAGED:


Damaged is a New Adult paranormal romance--YAY!-- about a girl who's lived most of her life locked away. Until she's rescued from her cell.

Audrey is a girl with scars, both in and out. Life hasn't been kind to her, and she doesn't trust very easily.  Enter Stone, and his team. From the moment he sets his sights on her, Stone is thoroughly enamoured by this girl who never speaks to anyone. Even after rescuing Audrey he still wonders why her in particular. What makes her special?  
Turns out she's very special, this girl. And Stone will do anything to protect her. This story has lots of surprises, and when we finally get to find out about Stone, another WOW! 

Other characters I really enjoyed in this story: Nixie and Elijah. I really loved Nixie's bubbly girl-next-door personality, and the mystery surrounding Elijah. He's quite an enigma, and I can't wait to read his story. 

I really enjoyed this story. Becca managed to weave a unique story, with great worldbuilding and very well developed characters. 

I'm look forward to reading Healed, the second book in this series.  I highly recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance. 

Damaged is only .99 cents at the moment.