Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Hazards of Mistletoe Release!

Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce the release of The Hazards of Mistletoe! This long novella (approx. 40,000 words) is part of the Hazards series, but like all books in the series, it can be read as a standalone. It's priced at just 0.99 cents for release week!I hope you guys enjoy my first Holiday Romance!







One snowy Christmas Eve, one mistletoe kiss, one friendship changed forever.


Don't underestimate the power of mistletoe. It looks innocent enough, but a single branch has the potential to change your life. One mistletoe kiss led to the most embarrassing night of my life, but thankfully by the next Christmas I ended up exactly where I was supposed to be.


*New Adult Romance* 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Unloved and The Damned by Jennifer Snyder!

Hey guys! I'm excited to share the covers of two YA contemporary novels by Jennifer Snyder. Both of these are powerfully emotional reads! 

The Damned - Jennifer Snyder

Cole Porter knows his home life isn’t ideal, but when a situation arises and he’s forced to pack up and move on, he realizes it’s better to be in a position where you understand the ins and outs rather than to be tossed into the unknown.
Emory Montgomery is as close to perfect as she can possibly be—good grades, beautiful, poised, popular—but having it all isn’t always enough. Perfect has its drawbacks, and even the most flawless people crack under its pressure.
There are people who come into our lives for a reason, when everything else is shattered, burned, and bruised. Sometimes their purpose is clear, but often the smoke and the brokenness conceal the light.
The Damned is coming DEC 2!
You can pre-order your copy NOW!

Here's the new look for THE UNLOVED!
The Unloved - Jennifer Snyder
Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend…
Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.
Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about.
Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.
The Unloved is AVAILABLE NOW!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lure!

For anyone waiting on Owen and Daisy's story, Lure is releasing on February 16th! 



Monday, November 3, 2014

Hidden Worlds Release!

Hey everyone! Looking for something Fantasy or Paranormal to read? Check out the Hidden Worlds Set. First is in there along with nineteen other books by awesome authors. 




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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Stay Release!

Hey everyone! I'm excited to announce that Stay is now available! I hope you all enjoy the next chapter of the Empire Chronicles! 



Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.

Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control?

Vera will do anything to help her sister, and unfortunately that means she is well acquainted with Jared, the most frustrating man she has ever met. Now she has to find a way to fight her annoyance and growing attraction long enough to help save Levi and Allie.

Racing against the clock, all four must face their greatest fears to save The Society and all the people they love.

*New Adult Paranormal Romance - Book 3 of the Empire Chronicles*


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Hazards of Mistletoe Cover Reveal

Hey everyone! Today I'm excited to share the cover for The Hazards of Mistletoe! This Hazards novella is releasing on November 20th!




One snowy Christmas Eve, one mistletoe kiss, one friendship changed forever.

Don’t underestimate the power of mistletoe. It looks innocent enough, but a single branch has the potential to change your life. One mistletoe kiss led to the most embarrassing night of my life, but thankfully by the next Christmas I ended up exactly where I was supposed to be.  

Cover Designer: Once Upon a Time Covers

Cover Model Photography: K. Keeton

Monday, October 13, 2014

One week until Stay!



Hey guys! I have some news that some of you will love and some might not be thrilled with, but either way, I need to share it. Stay will not be the end of the Empire Chronicles story. Now, with that being said, I promise there is tons tied up, and it doesn't end on a cliffhanger, but there is still so much more story to tell for several of the characters. In related news, one week until Stay releases!! 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Allures Chronicles....


For anyone who read Seduction's Kiss and is wondering about Daisy and Owen's story.... it's coming in 2015 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Midnight Kiss Release!

Hey everyone! I'm excited to announce the release of Midnight Kiss! This collection of four NA Paranormal Romance novellas includes Seduction's Kiss, the prequel to Owen's story. :)




This Halloween, prepare to be haunted by a kiss…
Midnight Kiss is a limited edition collection of four BRAND NEW, NEVER RELEASED novellas, all set in New Orleans on Halloween night.
AFTER MIDNIGHT by Sarra Cannon
From the outside, Becca Goldberg looks like any normal freshman girl at Tulane, but she’s been keeping a terrible secret. She’s really Allison Moore—a young witch from Peachville hiding out from an evil coven of witches known as the Order of Shadows. She thinks she is safe until an unexpected accident occurs. Now, she only has until midnight on Halloween until her identity is discovered.
She must turn to the hottest, most elusive guy on campus for help. Will he help save her? Or will her life come crashing down around her after midnight?
THE MIDNIGHT TEST by Juliana Haygert
Being the weakest witch of her generation, nineteen-year-old Hazel is convinced she’s supposed to live a normal, human life—except for the occasional ghost hunting. When Hazel moves to New Orleans, the most powerful witch coven in the world grants her a chance to join them, but only if she passes a dangerous test on Halloween night. Everything is going fine until mysterious Sean steps in Hazel’s way, putting her entire test at risk.
Will she be able to ace the test and keep them both alive at the same time?
SEDUCTION’S KISS by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:
1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper.
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates.
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero.
Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.
KISS OF AWAKENING by Jennifer Snyder
With one kiss, everything will change…
When a mysterious letter arrives from her estranged mother, twenty-one year old Kenna Blake and her best friend, Bree, make a trip to New Orleans hoping for a little Halloween fun and to get away. The mystifying Crescent City has something else in store for her though.
Cryptic messages, a hot tour guide, and a new sense Kenna can’t seem to explain are just the beginning of this eye opening trip. Will Kenna accept what awakens with in her or will she crumble under its reality?
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stay (The Empire Chronicles #3) Cover Reveal!

Hey everyone! Today I'm excited to share the cover and description for Stay (The Empire Chronicles #3). Stay releases on October 20th!

Cover Art by phatpuppyart.com
Photography Grace Hill

Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.

Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control?

Vera will do anything to help her sister, and unfortunately that means she is well acquainted with Jared, the most frustrating man she has ever met. Now she has to find a way to fight her annoyance and growing attraction long enough to help save Levi and Allie.
Racing against the clock, all four must face their greatest fears to save The Society and all the people they love.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Release Day: Distance by Andrea Heltsley


Happy Release Day to Andrea Heltsley and Distance! This NA Romantic Comedy sounds like a lot of fun!



Lexi has sworn off guys for good.

She’s always been a hot mess, but accidentally finding her boyfriend of three years cheating on her is just too much for her to handle.

All she wants is to get this summer done and over with, so she and her best friend Elena can travel cross country for college. Then she will finally be free of this town, the friends that dropped her in favor of her ex, and her klutzy reputation.

Lexi’s policy was working perfectly, until a guy named Mason comes to her rescue. Not once but twice in one night. For once, her mishaps have led to something good.

She’s feeling things that scare her, but she’s drawn to him. Can Mason break through her walls, or will she stick to her plan and steer clear of him?

This is a new adult romantic comedy. Recommended for ages 17+ due to mature content.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Seduction's Kiss Preface!



Hey everyone!

The Midnight Kiss Collection releases in just a few weeks! Here's the preface to my novella, Seduction's Kiss.

You’re probably not going to believe a word I say. If you’re like everyone else I've told, you’re going to read this and tell me to get help. That’s fine, because the only thing I care about is finding my winged hero. So whether you believe me or not, if you see him, tell him I’m searching for him, and I have no plans to give up. Because when a man can kiss like that—can make you feel alive in every grain of your being—there’s no comparison. The only clue I have to find him is his first name. Owen.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dire Release!

There's more to The Society than just Pterons...

Hey everyone! I'm excited to announce the release of Dire, the first book in an all new NA Paranormal Romance series called The Dire Wolves Chronicles. I hope you all enjoy following Mary Anne and Gage on their journey. :)


Dire is now available at the following retailers! 

Book Description:
Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything.

It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happened to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. I thought the wolves were the worst of my problems, but I was wrong. When things went from bad to worse I had to make a lifelong sacrifice to save Gage, but what price is too much to save the one you love?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Midnight Kiss Cover Reveal!

Hey guys! Today I'm excited to reveal the cover for a Halloween collection I'm really excited to be part of. This set of four brand new NA Paranormal Romance novellas is releasing on October 1st!

Note: Seduction's Kiss is the prequel to Owen's story :)


This Halloween, prepare to be haunted by a kiss…
Midnight Kiss is a limited edition collection of four BRAND NEW, NEVER RELEASED novellas, all set in New Orleans on Halloween night.
AFTER MIDNIGHT by Sarra Cannon
From the outside, Becca Goldberg looks like any normal freshman girl at Tulane, but she’s been keeping a terrible secret. She’s really Allison Moore—a young witch from Peachville hiding out from an evil coven of witches known as the Order of Shadows. She thinks she is safe until an unexpected accident occurs. Now, she only has until midnight on Halloween until her identity is discovered.
She must turn to the hottest, most elusive guy on campus for help. Will he help save her? Or will her life come crashing down around her after midnight?
THE MIDNIGHT TEST by Juliana Haygert
Being the weakest witch of her generation, nineteen-year-old Hazel is convinced she’s supposed to live a normal, human life—except for the occasional ghost hunting. When Hazel moves to New Orleans, the most powerful witch coven in the world grants her a chance to join them, but only if she passes a dangerous test on Halloween night. Everything is going fine until mysterious Sean steps in Hazel’s way, putting her entire test at risk.
Will she be able to ace the test and keep them both alive at the same time?
SEDUCTION’S KISS by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:
1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper.
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire’s nest mates.
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero.
Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.
KISS OF AWAKENING by Jennifer Snyder
With one kiss, everything will change…
When a mysterious letter arrives from her estranged mother, twenty-one year old Kenna Blake and her best friend, Bree, make a trip to New Orleans hoping for a little Halloween fun and to get away. The mystifying Crescent City has something else in store for her though.
Cryptic messages, a hot tour guide, and a new sense Kenna can’t seem to explain are just the beginning of this eye opening trip. Will Kenna accept what awakens with in her or will she crumble under its reality?
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let It Go




When I was fourteen I thought my life was over. I was ready to throw in the towel and curl up into a ball.

I’m sure your first thought when reading that statement was that this over dramatic response was because of a boy, or a fight with a friend. But it was neither. It was because of a diagnosis and what came with it.

After months of tests and a lot of pain I was handed the label of Psoriatic Arthritis. Aside from trying some medications and learning pain management techniques there wasn't much anyone could do about it, and I knew it was something I’d have for life. At fourteen, I didn't care about the big picture rest of my life part, I cared about the moment—and all the moments that came after.

Giving up running and the musical instruments I loved to play was a hard blow, but nothing compared to losing the ability to write with a pen or pencil. My greatest passion and release was creative writing, and how was I ever going to write again? I’m sure I’m dating myself with this post, but in the late 90s, using a laptop in school wasn't cool, and writing creatively on something as cold and modern as a computer? Forget it. I was angry. I was in pain, and I didn't even have my go to outlet of writing to help me through it.

Everywhere I went people told me what I couldn't do anymore, what I couldn't accomplish. I didn't belong in honors classes, I was going to struggle doing everyday things, and it was going to be really hard to handle the physical rigors of caring for young children. These negative words came from all around me, but the loudest voice of them all was my own. I was practically screaming “I’m going to be a failure” on the top of my lungs.

I could have listened to the negativity, and for a short period of time I did. I pulled inside and felt sorry for myself each and every time an arthritis flare had me sidelined from my normal high school life.

I was lucky though. I had a family that screamed just as loudly about the things I could do, and who wouldn't let me feel sorry for myself. And then somehow my own voice changed—and I opened a new document on my computer.

The first poem I typed wasn't great. It wasn't earth shattering, and to be honest, I don’t even remember what it was about, but it was a beginning. In the days and weeks that followed, I kept writing more poems, and then short stories and plays. I still stared longingly at my pile of notebooks and journals, but it was with nostalgia and not anger.

I used that same attitude to get through college and law school. I pushed myself hard, and never let myself feel (too) sorry for myself. When my hands gave out on me, I even resorted to typing exams with a pencil in my mouth, because I refused to be a failure. I refused to prove those negative voices right.  

It’s been seventeen years since I was first diagnosed with arthritis. I’m a mother of two amazing kids, and I’m married to a wonderful man. I've published close to twenty books—all typed on a computer. It turns out that using a computer didn't completely shut off my creativity. I credit my arthritis with making me a stronger person. It’s pushed me to challenge myself and constantly strive for success. Now when someone tells me I can’t do something (even when it’s my own inner critic), I say oh yeah? Watch this. Let go of the self-doubt and negativity. You never know, jumping over the biggest hurdles might just change you for the better.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Release Day: Forget You by Jennifer Snyder!

 
Hey guys! Today is the release day of Forget You by Jennifer Snyder! I loved this emotional NA contemporary read. It's a fantastic edition to an incredible series!



Eva Bennett might be known for her candid approach and sharp tongue, but on the inside she’s still a vulnerable twenty-four year old who’s sick of kissing toads and being habitually single.
Full of comical one-liners and wielding a charming smile, Sawyer Keeton is more than meets the eye. After the news of his brother’s tragic death, however, Sawyer is pulled into a place filled with crippling emotions and pain—a place no one can seem to reach him…until the moment Eva steps into his life.
A twist of fate will bring them together and then tear them apart, forcing the two to learn there are people in life whom you cherish and pray will never forget you.






Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fly by T.A. Foster Release Day

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Happy Release Day to T.A. Foster and Fly!

 
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Not everyone’s good at one-night stands. Skye Stephens has the worst day of her professional career, and all she wants to do is shed her power suit and get lost in the sheets with the hot guy she met at the bar. The problem is, this uptight ad exec doesn’t know how to do one-night stands. She has strict rules about dating and when to let a man in her bedroom. Fighter pilot Ben “Bolt” Hardcastle is used to lovin’ and leavin’. But, after he meets Skye, one night doesn’t seem to be enough. When these two crash-land into each other, a connection strong enough to make the loner pilot and the sexy businesswoman shed their rules about love and relationships begins to burn deeper than either of them ever expected.

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TAFosterT.A. Foster met, fell in love with, and married her own Marine fighter pilot. Through deployments, trainings, and sometimes living oceans apart, their own love story continues every day. She grew up catching rays and waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip. Author Links: Blog: http://www.tafosterauthor.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tafosterwriter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TAFosterauthor Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7164289.T_A_Foster Blogger Button

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fated 5 Bundle Release!



The Fated 5 have come together to bring you a collection of five steamy new adult urban fantasies about sacrifice, second chances, destiny and love against all odds.
With fan favorites from new adult and urban fantasy bestsellers Rachael Wade, Nikki Jefford, Stacey Marie Brown, Alyssa Rose Ivy and Heather Hildenbrand.

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Amaranth by Rachael Wade – Camille moves to Southern Louisiana to escape her abusive past, not expecting to fall in love and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford– Thanks to her rare blood type, Aurora’s forced to hunt vampires in Alaska. Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown – Ember has never fit in. After she lands herself in a facility for troubled teens, she meets the darkly mysterious and hot as hell, Eli Dragen who is keeping secrets that can’t stay hidden much longer.

Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy – A summer in New Orleans leads to a chance encounter with the infuriating yet alluring Levi. Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or saving a city that might just save her.

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand – Five months after Whisper is released from the Skye View Wellness Center she stumbles upon an unconscious boy at a bonfire party who holds the key to breaking her curse.
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Cover Reveal: The Collectors' Society by Heather Lyons!

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Hey guys, I'm  so excited to help share the cover for Heather Lyons' THE COLLECTORS' SOCIETY! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, and  is releasing on October 23rd!

  The Collectors' Society front cover

THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Goodreads

THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis: From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet. After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth. It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased? The Collectors' Society full wrap   Author PhotoAbout Heather Lyons: Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.      

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Friday, August 15, 2014

The Hazards of.... with J. Kenner, Carly Phillips, and Caisey Quinn!


To celebrate The Hazards of Sex on the Beach release, I have fourteen amazing romance writers stopping by over the next few weeks to share their awkward or "hazardous" dating stories.

Today I have J. Kenner, Carly Phillips, and Caisey Quinn!



J. Kenner
The Hazards of First Dates

So there I am, in all of my sixth grade glory.  Slightly chubby with stringy hair, more than a few zits, and more than a little shyness to battle.

But there he was, also slightly awkward (because who isn’t in sixth grade, really?) and he liked me.  He really liked me!  (Let’s call him Larry, shall we.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent.)

In that romantic way of middle graders, we started to “go steady.”  Looking back, I think that meant that we ate lunch together and that he held my books at the bus stop.  (These days, it apparently involves Facetime and Instagram, at least if my 12 year old daughter is typical.  But I digress.)

After about a week of such romantic liaisons, he asked me out on a Real Date.  We were going to go to a basketball game.  Now, I am the girl who is doing good to know that a basketball game involves a basket and a baseball game has a pitcher’s mound and football has shoulder pads.  In other words, my knowledge of sports ranks somewhere with my knowledge of the eating habits of indigenous carnivores in Mongolia.  Pretty much nil.  But it was A Date, and so I was all in.  We’d sit next to each other and he’d teach me and it would be A Moment.  I was certain of it.

I was wrong.  So very wrong.

As it turns out—which I didn’t actually learn until we arrived at the gym--he was actually on the basketball team.  (Nope, I didn’t know this, mostly because no one told me!). 

So there I am, disappointed to learn that he is not going to be sitting next to me in a semi-awkward, semi-romantic way.  I, however, cope.  I will sit by myself, and that is okay because I am shy and awkward and I can watch him on the floor and pretend like I know what is happening.  I resolve myself to this.  It is good.  I can ask him about it later, and we will bond over reliving the game and him teaching me about the sport.

But no.

He takes me up into the bleachers where I am supposed to sit – with his parents. 

Let me just repeat that:  With. His. Parents.

Parents who I have never met.  Who he has told me nothing about.  And yet who know pretty much everything there was to know about me, and proceed to question me about myself for a really, really, really long time.

Oh. My. God.

Now, I’m sure some other girl would have handled this fine.  But I am Uber-Introvert girl, or at least I was back then.

I swear, it scarred me for life.

Almost as much as our choir director asking me to just lip sync when I had a role in the high school musical.  That, however, is a different story …

About J. Kenner:

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.
J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.


Carly Phillips
In college, I agreed to go on a Feb 14th date. I took a trip to Florida the week before and arrived back at school a few days before the date was planned. Of course, in an effort to look good, I laid out in the sun while away. I came home and looked great … until my face started cracking. Not peeling, cracking. It hurt to talk or move my mouth, to eat and I looked awful. Was there a second date? Yep. And a third and a fourth … we just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. Still, beware of the hazards of too much sun before a date. 
About Carly Phillips:
N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters and small town settings that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom to two daughters (16 and20!) and two crazy dogs (a 1 year old Havanese named Brady and a 4 year old wheaten terrier named Bailey). In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. Carly lives in Purchase, New York and would love for you to like and follow her on the ‘Net!




Carly’s Website www.carlyphillips.com
Carly on Twitter  www.twitter.com/carlyphillips

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Carly on Pinterest www.pinterest.com/carlyphillips

Caisey Quinn
I was sixteen when I got to go on my very first *real* date. I was only allowed to go in groups so my boyfriend's best friend, who was a few years older than us, and his girlfriend went with us. We went to Applebee's and then bowling. Being the demure young lady that I was, I figured it best to order salad and a water instead of ribs and a Coke on my first date. You'd think I would've been safe from making an idiot of myself with salad and water. You'd be wrong. As soon as my water with lemon was delivered to the table, I proceeded to squeeze lemon juice into my boyfriend's best friend's eye by accident. Then the lemon slipped from my fingers and hit him in the face. He wore contacts, so the acidic juice burned pretty badly. He had to get up and go to the restroom to rinse it out while the three of us sat there awkwardly and I prayed for the floor to open up and swallow me. 

Thankfully we made it through the rest of dinner without further incident, but I'm pretty sure my face stayed red and I think I broke a world record for awkward apologies. 

At the bowling alley, my boyfriend ordered us a large Coke to share--probably assuming this would be safer than water with lemon. But it came in a giant styrofoam cup that I punctured with my thumb when reaching for it. So I ended up covering our table in sticky soda. 

We stuck to movies and pizza at our houses for a while after that. I decided parental chaperones were better than humiliating myself in public. Now I am married (to someone else, as is my high school boyfriend) and my husband knows to keep lemons and styrofoam cups far, far from my reach. Though the friend I nearly blinded still covers his eye when he sees me out.

About Caisey Quinn:
Debut Indie Author. I write New Adult books about country girls finding love in unexpected places. <3

Wearer of cowgirl boots, writer and avid reader of New Adult romance, lover of wine, addicted to chai tea lattes. Brand spanking new author of soon to be released books including Girl with Guitar and Keep Me Still (which may or may not include spanking).

Gemini, wife, mom, and former high school English teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama. I spend my days chasing a three year old and hiding away with my Macbook. I spend my nights writing because sleep is overrated.
I love hearing from readers and other writers, and those freaky hybrids like myself!

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Do you have your own “hazardous" dating story? There is still time to stop by and enter the giveaway for a chance to win signed copies of the first three Hazards books and the possibility to have a character named after you in a future Hazards book! http://www.alyssaroseivy.com/blog/2014/7/28/the-hazards-of