Little Dead Riding Hood

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!!!

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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:

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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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Cover Reveal: Beautiful and Broken by Sara Hubbard

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

Cover Reveal: ENDURE

Hi all!

I’m SUPER stoked to share the cover of my upcoming YA dystopian, ENDURE. It’s the first book in a two book series by Etopia Press. This book has been in the works since 2009, so it’s about time y’all get to take a look! 😉

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Title: ENDURE (Book One of the Endure Series)

Author: Laura Diamond

Publication Date: July 12, 2013

Genre: YA dystopian

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Justin’s anemic blood is a blessing. Or a curse. It all depends on who you ask.

To most of the immortal Vie, his blood is a scourge: untouchable and useless. To some Vie, his blood is a drug. To Justin, it’s something that gets him in a lot of trouble. Being poisoned by a Vie is just one example. His sister getting kidnapped is another. Whether it’s being coerced by a deluded cult leader, or negotiating with Alex—an Vie scientist addicted to Anemie blood—Justin struggles to keep every mutated drop of blood he’s got.

His fight for survival gets more complicated when he meets Alex’s slave, Cara. Despite coming from different worlds, they’re both prisoners, at risk of being drained by a hungry Vie any moment. When she risks her own neck to help Justin find his sister, he’s left with a terrifying choice.

Saving what’s left of humanity.

Saving his sister.

Saving the girl he loves.

Or sticking a stake in Alex’s chest.

Justin can’t decide which option will get him killed first.

Please visit ENDURE on Goodreads and add it to your To Be Read list! 😉

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I’d like to give a BIG THANKS to the following bloggers who’ve helped me spread the word about ENDURE’s cover!

You guys RAWK.

Karen Y Bynum

* Nicole Zoltack

* Mary Waibel

VB Tremper 

Ally Shields

* Stephanie Sauvinet

Theresa McClinton

Lacey Wolfe

* Cate Peace

* Erin Danzer

* Catherine Cavendish

Ellie Garratt

* Dani-Lyn Alexander

Catherine Johnson

* Angela Brown

* Rebecca Enzor

* Amie Borst

* Sara Hubbard

* Christine Fonseca

Also, a SPECIAL THANKS to my AWESOME editor, Rhiannon Morgan! WOOT!

And, the following book blog sites:

Marissa and Michelle at Novels On the Run

Steph at FakeSteph.com

Sarah Elizabeth’s Bookshelf

Debbie at Snuggling On the Sofa

Cover Reveal–Resisting Fate by Heather Van Fleet

I’m so excited to take part in Heather Van Fleet’s cover reveal for her upcoming novel, Resisting Fate. Ain’t it striking? Congrats, Heather!!!

Seventeen-year-old Emmy O’Connell is the epitome of a hot mess.

Her boyfriend’s been shipped out of town to some boarding school four states away. Her step douche is constantly drunk and badgering her. And then there’s her good-ole-mom… The lady is nothing more than a miserable shell of a woman. She’s turned off all of her feelings and her ability to be a good mother as well, leaving poor Emmy and her four year old brother Jamie to suffer. Life couldn’t get much worse, right?

Enter the elusive, cocky, and oh-so-broody Jack Hartman…

The jerk cousin of her boyfriend becomes Emmy’s worst nightmare…times ten. He’s cruel. He’s insensitive. But he also has this strange little ability over her – he makes her weak in the knees with the single touch of his hand. But no matter how miserable or amazing Jack makes her feel, Emmy can’t seem to deny him, especially when he takes on the role of her protector –her pseudo-knight in a black leather coat. A knight who also just so happens to ride in on his black Harley, instead of a white horse…

And to make a bad situation worse…

Werewolves and teens shouldn’t mix! But what can Emmy do when she finds herself thrown head first into the center of it all? Can she handle the supernatural mess her life rapidly becomes or will she fight against the inevitable fate her heart desires?

 

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About the author:

Heather Van Fleet currently reside in northern Illinois, with her three little ladies, and fabulous hubby, and high school sweetheart, Chris. She’s a stay at home mom by day, and an avid and completely obsessive writer and reader by night.

She’s always had a soft spot in her heart for books, and has been creating her own little stories since the age of seven. But she never really had the confidence or the time to actually sit down and really do something about it until her youngest daughter Isabella was born just two years ago. Bella, as well as her older sisters Kelsey and Emma, are and always will be her greatest inspirations.

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COVER REVEAL–Violet Dawn by Lynn Rush

I’m so excited to be a part of Lynn Rush’s cover reveal today. Violet Dawn is the sequel to Violet Midnight, a New Adult Paranormal Romance with vamps. WOOT!

 

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Violet Dawn (Violet Night Trilogy, #2)—Release Date April 1st, 2013 from Crescent Moon Press

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17160459-violet-dawn

In the darkest place, the Light shines brightest.

Emma’s love saved Jake from life as a vampire. But their happily ever after is threatened by a savage Vamp seeking retribution for destroying the Avenos Trinity of Evil.

A mysterious stranger enters the mix, coinciding with the first Vamp attack in months. Emma’s new friendship, and the suspicion and deceit surrounding it, further drives a wedge between her and Jake.

To complicate things, Emma is bitten by a Vamp with abilities no one has ever seen before, and that bite has left its mark.

A mark that might tear Jake and Emma apart forever…

What people are already saying about Violet Dawn:

“Fast-paced, action-packed, Violet Dawn is basically everything you’d want from a vampire hunter novel and then some. Emma has kick-ass written all over her.” ~Kate Evangelista, author of Taste

“Rush knocked this sequel out of the park.” ~Carrie Butler, author of Strength

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Lynn Rush fullBio:

Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research and awareness.

Links:

Catch the Rush™: www.LynnRush.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LynnRushWrites

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LynnRush

Pinteresthttp://pinterest.com/lynnrushwrites/

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Violet Dawn on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Rush/e/B005G3NVBQ

Cover Reveal: Moonlit by Jadie Jones

I’m super stoked to be a part of Jadie Jones’s cover release for her novel, Moonlit.

This is really one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen. Congrats, Jodie!!!

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WiDo Publishing will release Moonlit by Jadie Jones on April 16, 2013

 

Trade Paper, YA Fantasy, $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-937178-33-8

eBook, YA Fantasy, $6.99

 

 

Eighteen-year-old Tanzy Hightower knows horses, has grown up with them on Wildwood Farm. She also knows not to venture beyond the trees that line the pasture. Things happen out there that can’t be explained. Or undone. Worse, no one but she and the horses can see what lurks in the shadows of the woods.

When a moonlit ride turns into a terrifying chase, Tanzy is left to question everything, from the freak accident that killed her father to the very blood in her veins. Broken and confused, she turns to Lucas, a scarred, beautiful stranger, and to Vanessa, a charming new friend who has everything Tanzy doesn’t.

But why do they seem to know more about her than she knows herself?

 

An excerpt of the Prologue:

 

The first anniversary of my father’s death was even harder on my mother. Back then, I thought she was haunted most by what she didn’t know. I refused to blame her when she raged above me on our staircase that night, drunk and sad and angry. When she made me promise I’d never ride again. When she hurled a half-full bottle of vodka at my face and it exploded on the wooden stairs at my feet. I hadn’t tried to get out of the way. She had just missed.

I wanted to tell her that knowledge was no solace, that what you know can burn inside you until there’s nothing left but guilt and ash. I also wanted to protect her from losing the only piece of him she had left. So I didn’t say a word.

 

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Georgia native Jadie Jones first began working for a horse farm at twelve years old, her love of horses matched only by her love of books. She went on to acquire a B.A. in equine business management, and worked for competitive horse farms along the east coast. The need to write followed wherever she went.

She currently coaches a hunt seat equitation team that competes in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, and lives with her family in the foothills of north Georgia. When she’s not working on the next installment of the Moonlit series, she is either in the saddle or exploring the great outdoors with her daughter. Moonlit is her first book.

 

 

Links on where to find Jadie and her book:

Blog: www.jadiejones.blogspot.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jadiejones1

facebook: www.facebook.com/jadiejones5

pintrest: www.pintrest.com/jadiejones1

And for the book:

amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Moonlit-Jadie-Jones/dp/1937178331

goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17280573-moonlit

publisher (discount price for pre-order + free shipping)http://widopublishing.com/moonlit-by-jadie-jones/

WiDo Publishing is an independent book publisher headquartered in Salt Lake City. WiDo is a proud member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. You can find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/WiDo-Publishing/135622156467747. Follow us on Twitter @widopublishing. For more information, please contact Shauna or Bruce by phone (801) 280-5317) or by email (shauna@widopublishing.com)

Cover Reveal of THUNDERING LUV by LM Preston

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Author Karen Y. Bynum is hosting a mega awesome giveaway & I’ve donated an ecopy of Shifting Pride. Check it out to learn about other books and authors and a chance to win!

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THUNDERING LUV (Short Story-YA Romance)

Jewel has always been able to get the guy she wanted. The starting jock on the football team, the team captain on the basketball team, and the lead swimmer on the swim team. Problem is, she didn’t find them the least bit exciting. Was she cold or a she-wolf for guys? Colin thought so, and he’d do anything to bring her down a peg or two. When these two collide on the sandy beach during their mixed up summer vacation, sparks fly, making this a summer neither will forget.

Release Date: June 1st, 2013
Format: Ebook Only Release, but will be part of a print book in 2014 that includes 3 short YA Summer Romances by LM Preston to include (Flutter Of Luv, Thundering Luv, and Double Trouble Luv)
Details: Book 2 in ‘Luv’ series. It is a stand alone. The first book in the series is Flutter Of Luv. If you want a taste of this series before you get your copy of Thundering Luv, just pick up a copy for $0.99 at all ebook retailers.
Goodreads link: (cover reveal guest, please ‘add’ book to your ‘to-be-read’ list) www.goodreads.com/author/show/3348681.L_M_Preston
ONE LUCKY COMMENTOR WILL WIN A COPY OF BOOK 1, FLUTTER OF LUV. Comment (I’ll send your email to LM Preston and she’ll send you a free download code. 🙂 )
Here’s what you’ve got to do: IN ORDER TO GET FREE BOOK, they must (1) add Thundering Luv to their To-Be Read list on goodreads (2) or, ‘Like’ Flutter Of Luv (tell you their #) on amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Flutter-Of-Luv-ebook/dp/B0088ELXE2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357910477&sr=8-1&keywords=flutter+of+luv)
Rafflecopter Prize For All Cover Reveal Participants: $20 amazon gift card
Invitation to Facebook Release Party: May, 18th, 2013 combined party with LM Preston’s 2013 releases, https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/371743026256005/
And now, for the cover! (Ain’t it cool?)
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Janiera Eldridge Reveals the Cover of GOOD GHOST GONE BAD

Author Janiera Eldridge has come up with a scary tale and today, I get to help share in the cover reveal event! Congrats, Janiera, and best of luck!

Here’s the info:

Title: Good Ghost Gone Bad

Author: Janiera Eldridge (Check out her other books on Amazon)

Synopsis: Brianna Moreno was an average 22 year old women who loved shopping, hanging out with her friends and making more career plans….until the night she was brutally and unexpectedly murdered.

Now she finds herself trapped in the ghost world while residing on earth. The problem is, her killer can see all of his ghostly victims and enjoys taunting them as much as he does killing them.Brianna soon finds out that her killer has horrible new plans concerning her family.

Brianna meets up with a few of her killers past victims to hatch a plan so terrifying, the entire town will never be the same again.

Brianna is a good ghost gone bad, the good girl side is gone forever!

*This book is not a YA read. 18+ only for sex, strong language and strong violence.

 

Add it to your TBR list: Goodreads 

Cover Artist: Janiera Eldridge

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Opal Cover Reveal!

So excited to help Jennifer spread the word for Opal, the third book in the Lux series. Congrats, Jennifer!

Opal (The third book in the Lux Series)
Available in both print and digital version on December 18, 2012
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Check out Jennifer L. Armentrout on the following sites:
Facebook
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Official Website

Writer Wednesday: A Winner and A Book Cover Reveal!

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I’d like to announce that Awesome Author Sarah Fine is the winner of The Emotion Thesaurus!

Congrats, Sarah! Email me your addy and I’ll send it in the mail. 😉

  Now, on to the cover reveal. I’ve been following Heather McCorkle on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog for many months now and I’m SO excited to be a part of this! I LOVE her cover art and this one doesn’t disappoint! WOOT!

 

It’s finally here, the cover reveal for Heather McCorkle’s Rise of a Rector, the final novel in her channeler series (due out this October). To celebrate Heather is giving away two copies of her historical fantasy novel, To Ride A Puca. Before we get to that though, here is the cover:

To add it to your Goodreads lists click here. If you’d like to check out the rest of the channeler series (her novella Born of Fire is now FREE on Amazon & B&N!) you can do so on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. To win an eBook of To Ride A Puca, all you have to do is help Heather spread the word. There will be two winners! To enter fill out the form below.

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