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Indie Extravaganza: New Book Releases You Should Check Out – PLUS Gift Card Giveaway!

Looking for some great NEW indie reads?
All of these books are New Releases in the last few months. Skip to the genre you love, sample a new indie author… and enter the giveaway at the bottom! (Also check out the FREE books associated with these New Releases at the bottom.)
And THANK YOU for supporting indie authors!
(click on covers to learn more)

p.s. is it me, or are these indie covers amazing?


Young Adult Science Fiction
 
 


Science Fiction/Dystopian
  
  
 
 

Young Adult Fantasy
  

  

  


Fantasy
 

Young Adult Contemporary Romance
  

Contemporary/Historical Romance
  
  

Young Adult Suspense

Middle Grade
 

Steampunk/Alternate History
 

Thriller/Suspense
  

FREE Books
Connected with New Releases Above
  
 
 

Giveaway includes Gift Cards, Original Art, paperbacks, ebooks, and a mug!

LORE is here!

A few months ago, six YA/NA authors pooled their brains together in a pensieve-like bowl and developed an anthology idea. We six feverishly penned our modern retellings of myth and folklore and now it’s available for your reading pleasure!

I’m SO excited to be a part of this. The authors I worked with are SERIOUSLY talented. I admit, I spent a fair amount of time fangirling over these lovely ladies and the words they so beautifully wove onto the page.

My story, SUNSET MOON, features Eloise, a Native American teen struggling to find herself in the mess of a life she’s living. I hope you enjoy her journey.

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LORE: TALES OF MYTH AND LEGEND RETOLD

A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER by Brinda Berry: A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid… but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN, by Karen Y. Bynum, is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions.

SUNSET MOON by ME: Eloise doesn’t believe in Native American magic–until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER by Jayne A. Knolls: An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

A BEAUTIFUL MOURNING by Theresa DaLayne: The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

THE BARRICADES by Cate Dean: When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?

Cover art by Lisa Amowitz.

LORE on Goodreads

LORE on Amazon

I’d like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all of those who already purchased LORE. The anthology ranked on THREE categories on Amazon and got up to #28 on Anthologies! WOOT!!!

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I’m SUPER excited to share THE ZODIAC COLLECTOR’s new cover. The old cover was sooo pretty, but this one is simply MAGICAL! ;)

Author and cover designer LISA AMOWITZ designed the cover and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. THANK YOU, Lisa!!!!!

Add THE ZODIAC COLLECTOR to Goodreads.

Come visit me at the Spencer Hill Press booth at BEA on Saturday, May 31, 2014. I’ll be signing ARCs for Zodiac. YAY!!!!!

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Welcome to the Pot of Gold Giveaway

Three winners will receive
AMAZON GIFT CARDS!

But in addition….

One Very Lucky Leprechaun 

will receive a

KINDLE FIRE HD

pre-loaded 


with great YA & NA books!  


Click on the covers to get to know the authors 
that are participating in the giveaway 
and learn more about their books!

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The Rafflecopter is a wee long, but worth it! 
May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

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A
big thank you goes out to all the authors and bloggers who helped make
this event possible! The authors at Darkly Delicious YA couldn’t have
pulled this off without our amazing co-host, Book Nerd Tours, and
everyone’s wonderful support. 

“LUCK MAITH” to you all!

Little Dead Riding Hood Cover Reveal!

Authors Amie and Bethanie Borst co-wrote a trilogy of retellings that’ll make you LOL and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The first installment, Cinderskella, is a Cinderella retelling. The second book in the Scarily Ever Laughter trilogy, Little Dead Riding Hood, is, you guessed it, a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

I totally LOVED Cinderskella and can’t wait to read LDRH. I’m also super stoked that I get to be part of the cover reveal. Congrats, Amie and Bethanie!!!

 Little Dead Riding Hood cover

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You know things are going to suck when you’re the new kid. But when you’re the new kid and a vampire… well, it bites!

Unlike most kids, Scarlet Small’s problems go far beyond just trying to fit in. She would settle for a normal life, but being twelve years old for an entire century is a real pain in the neck. Plus, her appetite for security guards, house pets and bloody toms (tomato juice) is out of control. So in order to keep their vampire-secret, her parents, Mort and Drac, resort to moving for the hundredth time, despite Scarlet being dead-set against it. Things couldn’t be worse at her new school, either. Not only does she have a strange skeleton-girl as a classmate, but a smelly werewolf is intent on revealing her secret. When she meets Granny—who fills her with cookies, goodies, and treats, and seems to understand her more than anyone—she’s sure things will be different. But with a fork-stabbing incident, a cherry pie massacre, and a town full of crazy people, Scarlet’s O-positive she’ll never live to see another undead day.

Not even her Vampire Rule Book can save her from the mess she’s in. Why can’t she ever just follow the rules?

Add Little Dead Riding Hood to your Goodreads to-read list here:

GIVEAWAY –

To celebrate the cover for Little Dead Riding Hood, Amie is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The more ways you share, the more points you earn!

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BIO –

Amie Borst is a PAL member of SCBWI. She believes in Unicorns, uses glitter whenever the opportunity arises, accessories in pink and eats too much chocolate.

Bethanie Borst is a spunky 13 year old who loves archery, long bike rides and studying edible plant-life.

Little Dead Riding Hood is their second book in the Scarily Ever Laughter series. Their first book, Cinderskella, released in October 2013 and has been nominated for three awards.

You can find Amie on TwitterPinterestFrom the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors, and blog. Together they can be found on Facebook.

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Month of Love

I’m super stoked to be a part of author Brinda Berry’s Month of Love giveaway. I’m over at her blog today talking about pick up lines and romantic music. Hop on over and enter to win a prize!

BRINDA’S BLOG

I’ve also restarted my Pinterest page. Take a look at my boards and follow along for info and updates about my books. (There’s some cool stuff about ZODIAC COLLECTOR (coming July 2014) and LORE a folklore retelling anthology coming March 2014.) * wink *

I’m so excited to share author pal Sara Hubbard’s upcoming romance, BEAUTIFUL AND BROKEN. What a GORgeous cover!!! Congrats, Sara! 

Blurb:

Molly’s a hot mess and her life is falling apart.

Just when she thinks she’s about to get her happily ever after, her sister steps in to have an affair with her fiancé on her wedding day. Determined to bring Molly out of her funk, her friends take her out for a night on the town, only for her to go home with a professional boxer who pops in and out of her life when she least expects it. Her mother tries to push her back into the arms of her cheating ex, but forgiving Jason is the hardest thing Molly will ever have to do. And even if she can forgive him, does her happily ever after include her ex-fiancé, or the charming boxer with a shady past?

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Excerpt:  To set up the scene, this happens shortly after Molly intervenes in a fight between Sawyer and one of his friends, and she inadvertently gets caught in the crossfire.

 

I’m to meet the client at the Red Line Coffee House the following day. It’s this little cafe on the main floor of the Dover Hotel— the same hotel I did the walk of shame at after sleeping with Sawyer. Sigh. Being here makes me uncomfortable and I massage the back of my neck as I feel a flush of heat in my face.

I check my watch and it’s twelve forty five. I’m fifteen minutes early and I’m dressed to impress, wearing my best outfit: a black pencil skirt and white silk blouse with a fitted red blazer and matching pumps that Jason bought me for Christmas last year. Looking down at them as I sit at the table near the counter, I can’t help but feel nostalgic.

Why can’t I stop missing him?

“This seat taken?” says a familiar, deep voice.

I begin to smile as I look up, but my smile quickly fades. Then my temper fires. Sawyer slides into the seat opposite me. He smile is timid, like he’s not sure if I’m happy to see him or not. Newsflash: I’m not. He wears brand name track pants and a henley shirt. His hair is freshly showered and damp, falling over his eyes so he flicks his head to push it back.

“Yes, it is. I’m waiting for someone.”

“Oh, really. A date?”

“That’s none of your business.” I fold my arms across my chest and sit up straight. I need to be on my toes with this one. I barely know him and yet everything about him disturbs me. “Haven’t you done enough damage?” I say as I lean in. He leans in to meet me.

He points to my face and drops his hand onto the table. “Your face doesn’t look so bad.”

I make a face. “Thanks. Just the kind of compliment every girl wishes for.”

He clears his throat and changes the subject. “Does it hurt?”

“What do you care? The damage is done. Now if you don’t mind, I’d really rather not see you ever again.”

“Dane said you were insulted that I sent him.”

“I’m not a gold digger. And you if you wanted to make things right, you could have come to the hospital and apologized instead of sending your lawyer. I mean, it’s not like we’re complete strangers, is it?” I feel the heat pooling in my cheeks. I really don’t want to think about that night we spent together. I can barely remember it anyway, but the look on his face, the frown and the head tilt, I wonder if he remembers me at all—other than our incident at the party.

“Did we hook up?” He points to his chest and mine.

I want to slap him across the face. Okay, we were both drunk, but could he make me feel any smaller? The heat in my cheeks burns hotter, this time from anger. At least I remembered sleeping with him—sort of. The least he could do was afford me the same courtesy.

“I wasn’t at my best when I saw you at the party,” he adds.

“No. We didn’t.” I look away hoping he doesn’t see through my lie.

He shifts in his seat and taps his thumbs on the table. His eyes go blank, as if he’s somewhere else.

“I am sorry about the…” He points to my head.

I take a deep breath and study his face. Somewhere on the edges of his cheeky smile, I see a flash of sincerity. As much I’m decided on accepting his apology, now is not the time for making amends. I have more pressing things to deal with. My watch reads one-oh-five.

“What were you even fighting about? Let me guess, a girl? Maybe the girl you slept with at the party? Real classy, by the way.”

He scratches at the scruff on his cheek and takes a deep breath. “How did you know about the girl?”

“I was in the bathroom when I heard your marathon sex session.”

“Wow.”

I expect him to be embarrassed, to blush or something, but he doesn’t. He just looks a little surprised.

He massages the back of his neck as he chuckles. “This really isn’t going the way I planned.”

“Listen. We’re cool. I accept your apology, but you need to go, all right? I’m waiting for a client.”

“A client, huh? What kind of work is it that you do?”

I glance around the room. I have no idea who I’m looking for. Dina said the client would find me. “Real estate.”

“Really. Well now that’s a coincidence, because I’m in the market for a new house.”

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Available February 16th on Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Are.

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Find more out about Sara Hubbard and her books HERE

Cover art by: Stephanie White of Steph’s Cover Design

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