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
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.


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.