Friday, April 26, 2013

Wrecked Release!

Wrecked is live! I am so excited to share Emily and Jake's story! I hope you guys enjoy it!

When your past catches up, it's time to stop running.
 Jake Mathews messed up yet again— but this time his misstep lands him in the hospital. He wakes up to find the girl of his dreams and the memory of having his deepest secret revealed.
 Emily Taylor needs a break. She's been working double shifts as a nurse just to pay the bills while trying to heal a broken heart. The last thing she needs is to fall for a patient.
 Strapped with community service and the knowledge that he's disappointed everyone in his life, Jake is determined not to let Emily slip through his fingers. Emily wants Jake, but can she really open herself up to heartache again?

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hazards Excerpt!

Hey Everyone! Hazards releases in less than a month! Here's another excerpt. I thought it was time I introduced you to Reed. :)

“We needed five girls, but it seems my friends selected six.” Reed looked right at me, and I knew something bad was coming. “Since we don’t want to send anyone home, I think I’m going to take one of you as a personal assistant for the day.”
“Juliet, how would you like that honor?”
Amanda probably expected me to curse Reed out because she answered for me. “She’d love to. But remember the guidelines.” She gave him a warning glance. I hoped the guidelines were for my benefit.
“I’ll be a perfect gentleman.” He grinned at me.
My stomach flipped. Great. I had to open my mouth—or, okay, make a noise, and now I’d be stuck spending twelve hours with baseball cap.
“The rest of you, report to Aaron.” He gestured to one of the guys from the night before.
Aaron told us where all the cleaning supplies were, and I started to follow the other girls when Reed touched my arm. “You’re with me, remember?”
“How could I forget?” Cara and Mallory gave me sympathetic looks while Reed led me away.
“What am I going to be doing exactly?”
“I thought I made that clear. You’re my assistant today.”
I put a hand on my hip. “What does that mean?”
“You’re about to find out.”
I shivered.
He laughed. “Ready for your first job?”
“It’s upstairs.”
“In my room.” He cocked an eyebrow.
“Hell no.”
“It’s not anything that exciting. Trust me.”
“It has nothing to do with removing clothes?”
“I’m afraid that would violate Amanda’s rules. But it does involve clothes.”
I tentatively followed him upstairs. He pushed open the door to a room that was a total disaster. “You’re going to find all my dirty clothes and bring them down to the laundry room.”
“Wait, you want me to do your laundry?”
“I told you it wasn't exciting.” He sprawled out on his bed, propping himself up with a pillow.
“Are you just going to watch me search for your dirty clothes?”
“Yes.” He put his hands behind his head.
“Great,” I mumbled.
“Would you rather be cleaning up down there? Do you want to have a room full of guys hollering at you while you scrub a floor?”
I turned to him. “No. I’d rather be home sleeping.”
“If you’re tired, you are welcome to join me.” He patted the bed beside him.
“Really? Oh my god, I can’t believe you’d be so generous.”
“I like you, Juliet. You’re feisty and fiery, and I just know we’re going to be good friends.”

Monday, April 22, 2013

Interview with Kace from Catalyst by Jennifer Snyder!

Today I'm lucky to have Kace from Jennifer Snyder's upcoming New Adult Paranormal Romance,  Catalyst, on the blog!

If you're a fan of New Adult Paranormal Romance, you don't want to miss this May 1st release! Relatable and loveable characters, a beachside town with a lot more going on than meets the eye, and a love interest that will make you swoon, Catalyst is a fantastic New Adult Paranormal Romance. I loved the mystery, and the sexy feel, and can’t wait to read more in this series!

Hi Kace, thanks for stopping by today!

What was the first thing about Addison that caught your attention?

Most guys are all about the body and while she does have one hell of a smokin’ hot body…it was the eyes that grabbed me. There’s something about a set of big, beautiful eyes that gets me every time.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I surf and jog alongside my best buddy Dibs, my golden retriever.  

 What’s one thing that even Addison doesn’t know about you yet?

I’m a bit of a neat freak. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anal about things or OCD by any means…I just like my space organized.

Do you like living in Soul Harbor? Have you ever thought about living anywhere else?

I’ve thought about traveling to see other places just like anyone else, but for the most part I’m content with Soul Harbor. The small-town feel suits me and I love the water too much to be away from it.

Can you describe your ideal date?

I’ve gotta have the three A’s: Alcohol, Addison, and Ass. Just kidding. Just kidding. Good food, a little alcohol, and Addison curled up against me on the couch. I’m really into the simple things. Plus, I think Addison would like that answer better. ;)

I hope you guys enjoyed this little taste of Kace. :) Want to know more about Jake from Wrecked? He's over on Jennifer Snyder's blog today!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wrecked Excerpt # 3!

Hey everyone! Wrecked releases in less than two weeks! I am so excited to share Emily and Jake's story so soon! Here's the last pre-release Wrecked excerpt. In Hazards news, there's a new exclusive excerpt up on The Autumn Review! Hazards Excerpt

Here's some more Emily and Jake! :)

I decided to take matters into my own hands. I leaned over the center console and kissed her, unbuckling her seatbelt while I had her distracted. She moaned, and I continued the kiss. She still tasted faintly of chocolate. I slipped a hand under her sweater and she ran her fingers through my hair. “Still not interested in moving to the back seat?”
She looked out the window, and a look of understanding crossed her face.  “Why are we the only ones here, Jake?”
“They only show movies on Fridays and Saturdays. An old friend of mine manages this place.” I smiled. “I told him to pick any movie, because we wouldn’t be watching it.”
“You got your friend to come into work and set up a movie just so we could make out in the backseat?”
“Make out? I did buy you dinner, you know.”
She smacked my arm playfully. “You’re something else.”
“I know I am.” I reached over her and pushed open her door.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Want to read The Hazards of Skinny Dipping Tonight?

Hey everyone! It's five weeks until Hazards releases, and I thought I'd do an e-ARC giveaway. Here's how it works. Comment below to enter, and i'll give extra entries for anyone who shares the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter (just tag me). I'll be picking TWO random winners TONIGHT at 10 p.m. eastern!

Here's a short teaser. I'll be posting another excerpt next week!
I wanted to slip under the water and never come back up. Dylan Bradley was talking to me while I was naked. “Uh, yeah. Hi, Dylan.” To this day, I blame it on the music. If Katy Perry hadn’t been blaring, he might never have looked. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping Prologue!

Hi everyone. In case you didn't hear, Hazards is releasing early! It's new release date is May 21st, only six weeks away! I thought it was a great time to share the prologue. I hope you guys enjoy your first introduction to Juliet!


Skinny dipping was the last thing on my list. Of the five items, it was the hardest one for me. It wasn’t a bucket list or anything like that—I wasn’t thinking about death. It was a things-to-do-before-college list my cousin, Amy, made for me.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. This is going to be one of those stories about the death of a loved one spurring a girl down a path of self-discovery. It’s not. My cousin is alive and well, and at the time of this story was in Malawi with the Peace Corps. The list was her way of preparing me for the wilds of college (her words, not mine). Amy was under the impression that I was entirely unprepared for the life of a coed.
I still remember her exact words. We were hanging out in her room at her parents’ house while she packed. “Juliet, sweetheart, you know I love you, right?”
I glanced at her apprehensively. “Yeah…”
“So know that, when I say this, it’s out of love.” She tossed a huge pile of t-shirts into her large black duffel.
I tensed. “Should I be scared?”
“No.” She smiled her million-dollar, brings-guys-to-their-knees smile, and I knew I should actually be terrified.
“Okay.” I clasped my hands together, refusing to look at my chipped nail polish.
She flipped long, dark hair off her shoulder. “I’m worried about you.”
“I don’t want you to totally drown next year.” She shoved a small, pink envelope into my hand. “Here, don’t open this until after graduation.”
“But you won’t be here. You leave tomorrow.”
She gave me her signature ‘duh’ look. “I’m well aware. Just open it, and do exactly what it says.”
“This kind of feels like the beginning of a YA novel.”
She laughed. “No. Trust me. The contents of this letter are not YA appropriate.”
My stomach dropped. What was Amy getting me into?
I brought the envelope home and stared at it about four times a day for the next two weeks. Obviously, I could have just opened it, but I’m usually kind of a rules person. Each time I started to tear open the envelope, I chickened out. I kept picturing Amy’s perfectly made up face yelling at me. I know that description doesn’t quite fit with a girl who joined the Peace Corps, but if you knew Amy, you’d understand. She was just Miss Perfect. It wasn’t until I got home from a graduation party at a friend’s house that I finally opened it. As I unfolded the pale pink paper, a Georgia driver’s license saying I was twenty-two fell into my lap. I set aside the fake ID and read the note.
Juliet’s Must-Do Before College List
1)  Get drunk (and no, a buzz from sugary drinks does not qualify as drunk).
2)    Go to a bar. Any bar will do, but you need to at least know what they look like inside.
3)    Wear something you know would give your father a heart attack if he saw it.
4)     Kiss a random guy, and don’t let it go further.
5)     Go skinny dipping.
I’m sure you expect me to detail how I crossed the first four items off my list, but this story isn’t about the first four. It’s about what happened when I did number five.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Bethany Lopez Friends & Lovers Promo + Giveaway

To promote the release of the Friends & Lovers Trilogy, Bethany Lopez is giving away a Nook, an autographed skin for the Nook, and an autographed paperback of Friends & Lovers. Enter through the Rafflecopter, and earn more chances to win by following everyone who is participating in the promo on Twitter!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wrecked Excerpt # 2 and an ARC Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Wrecked releases in less than four weeks! Here's another excerpt, and be sure to enter below to win an ARC (Print-US/Canada or e-ARC International)!

 “Are you sure I’m not dead?” She was wearing scrubs, but there was no way I’d be lucky enough to get a nurse that looked like her. Knowing my luck, mine would be an overweight 70-year-old man.
She smiled again. “You’re not dead. You could have been. You’re very lucky.”
“Yes, I am.” I meant having her as my nurse. I think she got it because she blushed a little. It looked adorable on her pale cheeks.
“Would you like me to call your family? I wasn’t expecting you to wake up so soon. The medication wore off faster than anticipated.”
“My family? Have they been here?”
She looked at me strangely. “Of course.”
“Just my parents…”
“Your parents, and your brother and his wife.”
“Ben and Molly were here?” I was surprised they’d bother after what I did.
“I practically had to kick them out.” She looked at me for a moment before continuing. “They care about you a lot.”
“What time is it?” I couldn’t handle thinking about how pissed Ben had to be. How disappointed my parents would be. Obviously I needed to see them, but I wasn’t ready yet.
She glanced at her watch and then back to me. “It’s five-thirty a.m.”
“And you’re still working? Or did you just get here?”
“You were right the first time. I prefer working nights actually.”
“When do you think they’ll get here?” I figured she’d know I meant my family.
She fidgeted with the button on her sweater. “My guess is they’ll be here by seven.”
“Okay, that gives us an hour and a half.”
“Gives us an hour and a half for what?”
I gave her my best grin. “To get to know each other.”
“I’m glad to see you still have a sense of humor. It means you’re doing all right.”
“Who says I was joking?” I tried to wink at her, but it didn’t work. 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cover Reveal and Spotlight: The Fate Series by Heather Lyons!

Hey guys,  today is the cover reveal for A Matter of Heart (The Fate Series #2)  by Heather Lyons! The first book, A Matter of Fate is fantastic, and it's on sale for .99 cents today! If you love YA/NA fantasy you need to check out this series! Book two releases in June.

Note: Contains love triangle with twin brothers!

Chloe Lilywhite struggles with all the normal problems of a typical seventeen-year-old high school student. Only, Chloe isn’t a normal teenage girl. She’s a Magical, part of a secret race of beings who influence the universe. More importantly, she’s a Creator, which means Fate mapped out her destiny long ago, from her college choice, to where she will live, to even her job. While her friends and relatives relish their future roles, Chloe resents the lack of say in her life, especially when she learns she’s to be guarded against a vengeful group of beings bent on wiping out her kind. Their number one target? Chloe, of course.
That’s nothing compared to the boy trouble she’s gotten herself into. Because a guy she’s literally dreamed of and loved her entire life, one she never knew truly existed, shows up in her math class, and with him comes a twin brother she finds herself inexplicably drawn to.
Chloe’s once unyielding path now has a lot more choices than she ever thought possible.

No longer in high school, Chloe Lilywhite is now living and working in Annar, the Magicals’ city-state plane of existence. Since moving, she’s joined the Council, gone on missions with the Guard, moved into her own apartment, and enrolled at the University of Annar. Plus, she’s happily engaged to be married to Jonah Whitecomb, the literal man from her dreams, not to mention her Connection. While she still struggles with aspects of her craft, Chloe feels like she’s finally coming into her own, especially after a difficult year that had her questioning nearly everything in her life.
After a brutal attack by the Elders, her life is turned upside down once more. Accusations fly throughout the Council and Guard, forcing Chloe to confront her worst fears about what’s she’s capable of as a Creator. And then there’s the matter of Kellan Whitecomb, Jonah’s twin brother and Chloe’s ex, who resurfaces after disappearing months before. Although Chloe chose Jonah, and despite their best efforts, the two find it hard to stay away from one another.
But no matter what Fate throws at her, Chloe is determined to take charge of her life, even as it begins to spiral out of control.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Release Day: Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert!

Hey everyone, Juliana Haygert has a new release out that looks fantastic! I'm so excited to dive into this book!

Genre: NA paranormal romance
Word Count: 73,000
Release date: April 1st, 2013

Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

About the Author:
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.


I heard a heavy sigh and turned toward it. It was Victor. He was leaving the elevator down the hall and coming toward his grandma’s room. He had seen me and didn’t seem happy about it.
He wore faded jeans, a T-shirt, and a thin jacket. Too casual. I shook my head. The fact that my dream Victor and this real Victor were exactly the same physically, while their clothing styles and posture were the opposite of each other still boggled my mind.
He came to a stop before me. “You again.” There was disdain in his tone. I cringed.
“How are you?” I managed to ask and immediately felt silly. I had planted myself here in this hallway for over an hour waiting for him, and when he finally arrived, I didn’t know what to say. Though I really did want to know how he was. The last time I had seen him in the flesh, he’d been jerking on the floor of the hospital’s garage, in pain. “What was that … ah … before …?”” I trailed off, hoping he would understand what I was referring to.
He shrugged, his sea-green eyes still staring at me with suspicion. “I don’t know. By the way, how do you know my name?”
I twirled a lock of my hair around my index finger as I considered my answer. I wanted to answer him. I wanted to be honest, but he would never believe me.
As if my answer would pop out of the walls, I scanned the hallway.
At the end of the corridor, a nurse left a room and entered another.
“The nurse,” I almost shouted, hoping he wouldn’t notice my sudden lie. I avoided his inquisitive eyes. “I heard a nurse calling you earlier that day.”
His deadpan expression hid his thoughts and didn’t let me know if he was buying it or not.
“What did you do to me last night?” he asked, crossing his arms. God, I hated how his voice and his posture were so guarded and mistrustful. I wasn’t used to it.
“What do you mean?”
“When you touched me, the shock and the pain went away. How did you do that?”
“I don’t know.” This time I wasn’t lying. I really didn’t know. He frowned, clearly still suspicious. “Seriously, I have no idea.”
His shoulders stiffened. “What are you doing here? What do you want?”
My eyes widened as I retreated a few steps, trying to avoid his toxic tone.
Yes, he looked like my Victor—the same voice, the same hair, the same face, the same mouth that had offered me smiles that had rendered me breathless many, many times. I wanted to touch him, to embrace him, to tell him everything was going to be okay. Maybe if I touched him, he would remember me and he would want to touch me too.
I came closer to him, looking deeply into those wary green eyes, my fingers itching to stroke his skin, to feel it smoldering under my caress. But I didn’t. He was like my Victor, but he wasn’t my Victor. The Victor from my visions would never speak to me like this. He would never snap at me. No, no. My Victor loved my company, loved to hear me sing, loved to embrace me and inhale my scent.
“I’m sorry,” I whispered, my voice croaking under the heavy pressure inside my chest.
Then, I walked away.

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