Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PBA Release Day Blitz!!

        



 When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self. Her older self has been through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.


 Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me. Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now. When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw-out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?



   The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality. Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet—the thing she loves most, aside from Calix—feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she’s recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she’ll be stationed near Calix. But there’s a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be. Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she’s fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier—and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. She’s determined to save her Dominion . . . or die trying.

   
Author Info:
Aimee L. Salter writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you're really thinking. And she'll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn't ask you about. Aimee blogs for both writers and readers at www.aimeelsalter.com. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS
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  Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. Since 2011, she's published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit www.phoenixauthorink.com and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life. You can find out more about her and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com   FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS | AMAZON  


 
Tracy Banghart is a cheesy movie-loving, fantasy football-playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began "practicing" her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family's cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake. FACEBOOK | TWITTER | WEBSITE | GOODREADS | AMAZON                        

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Super-Stellar Giganti-Galactic Post-UtopYA Giveaway!!

Super-Stellar
Giganti-Galactic
Post-UtopYA Giveaway!!!

Woohoo!!
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As you may have heard, this year’s UtopYA theme was….
Aliens!!
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Take Me To Your Reader!

And it was FREAKING AWESOME!!!  First, there were all these amazing authors and we were all just like..

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Plus, as an added bonus there were several book cover models just roaming around! Sometimes we would run into them and just be like...

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Someone even stole Jesse Daniel's shirt and he was forced to walk around shirtless all afternoon! That left us all like...

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And maybe a little...

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(Whoever the shirt thief was, we would just like to say THANK YOU!!)

There was also dancing, karaoke, & cosmic cocktails!

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Definitely one of the best weekends EVER!!
Here's a video to give you an idea of how much fun it was. (Turn on your speakers, there's music!)
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Feel like you missed out on all the fun?  Well, you kinda did.  BUT.. I'm gonna make it up to a little bit!  First of all, here is a list of over 70 books by UtopYAn authors that are COMPLETELY FREE on Amazon!!  


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So you don't even have to win the giveaway to walk away with a ton of books!!  Just help yourself! (Some are YA and some are NA so download carefully if you are under 18!)

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FREE BOOKS!!

The YA Readers Little Black Book by Various Authors

Swagtastic Giveaway!!
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Prize Packs include at least one paperback & several ebooks plus a ton of swag which includes bookmarks, posters, cards, magnets, pins, pens, tattoos, stickers, bracelets, and some other unique items!  Most paperbacks and a lot of swag are SIGNED!!
*Books & swag are from Young Adult and New Adult books/authors.  Please do not enter the giveaway if you are under 16 years of age due to some mature content.*
**Not an Official UtopYA giveaway**

Prize Pack 1
Paperback
The Gatekeepers Saga (Books 1-4) by Eva Pohler
*this includes a BOOK G[R]EEK tote*
Ebooks
Ebook of Choice from A.M. Hargrove
Gifted (Donovan Circus Series #1) by Liz Long
Burned (Donovan Circus Series #2) by Liz Long
Ebook of Choice from Felicia Tatum
INK: Sketches by Bella Roccaforte
Of Darkness and Crowns (Goddess Wars #2) by Trisha Wolfe
Shattered Secrets (Book of Red #1) by Krystal Wade
Twenty-Somewhere by Kristan Hoffman
A Secret Life by Rachael Brownell
Swag




Prize Pack 2
Paperbacks
Inception (The Reaping Chronicles #1) by Teal Haviland
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
Ebooks
Eyes of Lightning (The Thunderbird Legacy #1) by Erin Keyser Horn
Reap (Harvest Saga #1) by Casey L. Bond
Death is but a Dream by Erin Hayes
INK: Sketches by Bella Roccaforte
The Darkest Part (Living Heartwood) by Trisha Wolfe
Ebook of Choice by Misty Provencher
Across the Galaxy by Heather Hildenbrand
Twenty-Somewhere by Kristan Hoffman
A Secret Life by Rachael Brownell
Ebook of Choice by Carlyle Labushagne
The St. James Chronicles: Shea by Colleen Blackstone
Swag




Prize Pack 3
Paperbacks
Blood Pact by Sharon Rose Mayes
The White Aura by Felicia Tatum
Reveal (Cryptid Tides #1) by Brina Courtney
Ebooks
Burden (The Bayou Bear Chronicles #1) by Lila Felix
The Custodian Box Set (Books 1-4) by Alison Pensy
INK: Sketches by Bella Roccaforte
Pariah (The New Covenant Series #1) by Casey L. Bond
Twenty-Somewhere by Kristan Hoffman
Holding On by Rachael Brownell
Witch Hearts by Liz Long
Swag




Prize Pack 4
Paperbacks
Moonlit (Moonlit Trilogy #1) by Jadie Jones
Windswept (Moonlit Trilogy #2) by Jadie Jones
Ebooks
Burden (The Bayou Bear Chronicles #1) by Lila Felix
Fractured by Erin Hayes
Ebook of Choice by Sarah M. Ross
INK: Sketches by Bella Roccaforte
The Saving Angels Box Set (Books 1-3) by Tiffany King
Twenty-Somewhere by Kristan Hoffman
Holding On by Rachael Brownell
Semester Aboard (More Than Magic #1) by Elizabeth Kirke
Witch Hunter Olivia by T.A. Kunz
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Prize Pack 5
Paperbacks
Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatume
How I Fall by Anne Eliot
Quickbane (Vale Chronicles #1) by Chelsea Starling
Ebooks
Lucky Number Four by Amanda Jason
Evolution Box Set (Books 1-3) by S.A. Huchton
Shady Bay by Casey L. Bond
INK: Sketches by Bella Roccaforte
One Tiny Secret (Seasons of Deception #1) by T.A. Kunz
Twenty-Somewhere by Kristan Hoffman
Take a Gamble by Rachael Brownell
Carved in Cherry (Curse Collectors #1) by Elizabeth Kirke
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A huge THANK YOU to all the authors who generously donated to this giveaway!!  

Thanks for reading!!



Monday, July 7, 2014

Lost in Starlight Review & Giveaway!!

Lost in Starlight
(Starlight Saga #1)
by
Sherry Soule


High school is tough. Romance with a sexy alien—even tougher. 

Star reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.

They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova. 

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, ├╝ber snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life....

My Review 
What a great start to a new series! I loved Sloane from the start – she’s not your average, boring teenage girl. She’s got purple hair, an eccentric wardrobe, and a curvy body that she totally owns! She loves a good horror movie and is a very inquisitive reporter, but the best part is her take-no-crap-from-anybody attitude! She can go from sweet to sassy whenever the situation requires it. And the extra-smoking, extraterrestrial Hayden really brings out her sass! If all aliens are built like Hayden, then bring on the probing! (I had to say it!) But like most swoon-worthy paranormal hotties, he’s a huge pain in the butt. I love the brewing, steamy romance that buds between them despite all the friction! As if he’s not enough trouble on his own, he comes attached to an alien brood that immediately seems to hate Sloan. And then there’s the problem of the government finding out about their little budding friendship, that can’t be a good thing. Needless to say, there is plenty of action, including some “HOLY CRAP” moments that’ll having you soaring through this book in no time! Hopefully we won’t be waiting too long for a sequel…

Buy LOST IN STARLIGHT (Volume 1)
ISBN 978-0692224427 / ASIN B00L89JAB2
Genre Upper YA / Paranormal Romance
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About the Author

Sherry Soule lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the bestselling author of the adult novel, “Immortal Eclipse” and the popular YA series: Spellbound. Sherry writes thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion. Her love of literature began when she was a young girl and it has continued throughout her life.
Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:
Official Author Blog:  http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/
Twitter - @SherrySoule:  http://twitter.com/sherrysoule

Giveaway!!
(U.S. only)
Special Promo Edition: Lost in Starlight (ebook)
Custom Lost in Starlight Bracelet & Earrings
Giveaway ends on July 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm.
Winner will be announced & notified on July 13, 2014. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Luna of Mine Blog Tour!!!


Luna of Mine 

(The Grey Wolves Series, Book 8)

By Quinn Loftis


Synopsis

Every life leaves behind a legacy. Every story has a beginning and an end. The Alpha of the Romania Grey Wolves knows this better than most. He also knows it’s the things that transpire to create that legacy and the experiences, triumphs and failures that happen in the middle of the story that matter. His story began a century ago and now a tragedy has led him to his rightful place as Alpha of the Eastern Romania pack. Before he led hundreds, he had to learn to lead a few. Before he sacrificed for all, he had to be willing to sacrifice for any. Before he could be the man destined to save his race he had to be willing to serve them. In order to be raised up he had to first be torn down. There was only one who could do this and live, only one who could light his way when the darkness closed in; his mate, his Luna. This is the building of their legacy, the middle of their story. Their triumphs, their failures, and their tragedy’s that would one day make them strong enough to restore a race torn apart by greed, envy, and fear.

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Excerpt 

All of a sudden she felt thoughts pouring into her mind that were not her own, and she tried desperately not to reveal to the three wolves, especially the massive blue eyed one, that she was receiving them.
Slowly, she assumed not to frighten her, they made their way to some of the clothing that had already dried, and each wolf tugged down a pair of trousers with their muzzles. They started to phase right there, and Alina gasped as she spun around giving them her back. Many of the wolves were comfortable phasing in front of each other, but Alina had never liked being naked in front of anyone, pack or not.
“We are decent. You may turn around now, female.” His rich, deep voice rumbled, causing a shiver to run down her spine. She did not miss the amusement that laced his tone. Alina gritted her teeth. He thought it was funny that she was embarrassed by their nudity.
She could feel him attempting to communicate with her through her thoughts but she shut him out. She was not ready for this. She tried to still her rapidly beating heart as she turned around slowly. And when her eyes landed on the three men she took an involuntary step back, not because they were shirtless―and all-be-it quite nicely formed, but because of who they were. She recognized the one who had given her that cloth to wipe her eyes so many years ago, and behind the stern demeanor, she could still see the kindness he possessed. A low growl brought her attention back to the real threat. Their Alpha was finally here. After weeks of waiting and fretting and yearning, there he stood less than thirty feet away.  When she looked at his face, she saw something that she only ever saw on mated males, possessive jealousy.
No, she thought to herself sternly. It cannot be.
“Luna.” Vasile’s voice caressed her skin and she fought to keep the moan that rose up inside of her silent. “Mina.” Her eyes widened as she realized he had not said that one out loud.
She shook her head at him and started to take another step back, but the one who had helped her in the market place held up his hand to stop her. “You know better than to run from a predator.”
His warning seemed to snap her out of her flight mode, and she took a deep breath and steadied herself. For now she would just continue on as if they had shown up and nothing out of the ordinary had occurred. “My father and mother are at the neighbor’s house tending to one of the young males,” she explained making sure to keep her eyes from staying on Vasile for too long. “They should be back shortly if you want to wait.” Silently she begged them not to. “Or I can point you in the direction of the meeting place.”
“We will wait, Mina.” Vasile smiled and it was breathtaking.
 Alina decided then and there that if she never saw another sunset or sunrise in her life it would be alright as long as she got to see his smile every day. The smirk that over took his lips told her that he had caught her thoughts. She tried to close the bond that had burst open between them the minute she had seen him but he was much stronger than her and he refused to be blocked. Irritated by his smugness and her inability to act unaffected by him she shrugged. “By all means, make yourselves at home.” She motioned towards their small cottage and tried not to cringe at the idea of him seeing just how slight it was, a house where she did not even have her own room. She did not hold it against her parents. They were doing the best they could and they loved her dearly. Love made up for a whole multitude of wants that could not be met. “You will have to excuse me, I am supposed to be meeting a friend in a few minutes. There is bread on the table if you are hungry.” She turned to go but had to stop abruptly to keep from slamming into the massive man who had suddenly appeared in front of her. Her head tilted back and she looked up to see a frown staring back at her. Someone so beautiful should never frown, she thought. His face smoothed immediately. Now she was frowning.

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 About The Author


 Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

Links



Meet Quinn:


July 21, 2014, Friends of the Library Meeting, Marion Co. Library, Yellville, AR http://www.marcolibrary.org/

September 12-13 2014, Penned Con, St. Louis, MO: http://pennedcon.wordpress.com/



Rafflecopter Giveaway!


US Only

1 Winner will receive a signed copy of Luna of Mine along with a Werewolf Survival Pack


International Only

1 winner will be able to choose a Quinn Loftis eBook



(Here is what’s included in the Werewolf Survival Pack: 
frisbee, water bottle, stress ball, hand sanitizer, bag.)


Cover Reveal!!!!

Hearten, book 2 in the Bayou Bear Chronicles 
Add to your TBR list on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21462130-hearten

Release Date: TBD 
Blurb Coming Soon



About the Author:

I am a stay at home mom from the South and wife to the most giving and hard working husband ever.  I love to cook and try out new recipes even if they don't always turn out like I want them to.  I refer to my kids lovingly as the Three Stooges as they are constantly coming up with new ways to reek havoc in the house.  Most recently that included putting a rubberband on the kitchen sink sprayer so it would douse me when I did the dishes.  I love to go to roller derby bouts and read in my spare time.  I write mostly at night when the house is silent and I can sneak cookies without having to share!  If you're into stalking, try under the Cypress trees in the swamps of Louisiana, but watch out for gators!!