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!
*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
Inception (The Reaping Chronicles #1) by Teal Haviland
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
Witch Hunter Olivia by T.A. Kunz
Twenty-Somewhere by Kristan Hoffman
A Secret Life by Rachael Brownell
The St. James Chronicles: Shea by Colleen Blackstone
Swag




Prize Pack 2
Paperbacks
Reveal (Cryptid Tides #1) by Brina Courtney
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
Swag




Prize Pack 3
Paperbacks
Blood Pact by Sharon Rose Mayes
The White Aura by Felicia Tatum
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
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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
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Prize Pack 5
Paperbacks
Mangled Hearts by Felicia Tatume
How I Fall by Anne Eliot
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
Swag



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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.

Book Trailer


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!!



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

LOVE AFTER DARK Blog Tour!!





 Love After Dark features nine bestselling authors who create worlds and love within them. Not only will you find love between the pages but new content relating to their fabulous series! This bundle will include Brina Courtney, Ella James, Quinn Loftis, A.O Peart, Alivia Anders, HeatherHildenbrand, Julia Crane, Melissa Pearl and Beth Shelby.


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Excerpts 

Elfin by Quinn Loftis
Lorsan stood and began to pace. “We need to move things forward. If Tamsin is dealing with
your human,”
“—Chosen,” Trik growled. “My Chosen.”
Lorsan waved him off. “Yes, yes, your Chosen, then. If he is dealing with that little issue, then he
won’t have had to time to move forward with the land purchase, which means that we should have
time to contact Leon and tell him to get it done.”
Leon was the human realtor that the dark elves had hired to help them find the land. Trik didn’t
care for the sleazy little man, but it wasn’t up to him who Lorsan employed.
“I’ll go see him.” Trik stood to go.
“What are you going to do about your Chosen?” Lorsan asked.
“You aren’t going to tell me what to do?” Trik raised his eyebrows at his King.
“Would you obey me?”
Trik’s face spread into a callous smile. “Not when it comes to her.”
Lorsan rolled his eyes. “Not when it comes to anything is what you really mean. Do what you
must, but at some point you will have to tell her who and what you are. Will she be able to handle it,
I wonder?”
Trik shook his head with a low chuckle, “I’m the assassin and spy for the Dark Elf King. I kill
without remorse. I live for myself and my own pleasure. I come from a dark people with dark hearts.

What do you think?”


Dirty Blood by Heather Hildenbrand
I felt the air in the car begin to change as I stared back at him. It felt warm and thick, like a
humid, post-rain summer day. And even though we were already touching, palm to palm, I
suddenly had an intense desire to be closer to him, pressed to him. My muscles ached with it and I had to restrain myself from scooting across the seat, and wrapping my arms around his shoulders, and burying my face in his neck.
The image wouldn’t remove itself from my mind and I finally had to wrench my gaze from his to keep from acting on the impulse. I was breathing heavier, partly because of the thickness in the air and partly from wanting to touch him. I wondered if he was affected, too, but I couldn’t look at him again or I wouldn’t be able to stop myself.
His hand slid free from mine, and he started the car and busied himself with checking the rearview and easing us out of the lot. I pressed the button for the window, letting in a gust of cold air. For once, I didn’t curse the cold, and was relieved when I felt the tension melt away.
When we were on the road, Wes cleared his throat. “Well, that was …”
I lifted my head from where I’d been leaning closer to the open window and looked over at him. He was running a hand through his hair, still searching for a word to describe what had
happened. He’d noticed it, too. “Different,” I finished.

He sent me a half smile. “Yeah. Definitely that.”

Here by Ella James
            Until the rock. I’d felt…like someone else. Something else, because I wasn’t anyone. Somewhere else, but not any place I could understand.
            And whoever or whatever I had been, I knew Milo. Not only did I know her… I had some kind of weird… thing for her.
            Even now standing in the grass by her house, I could feel the power of the memory. And I could almost remember something else. A cold purpose, lurking somewhere behind it.