Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT by Dahlia Adler

So today I get to share a new cover by the amazing and sweet Dahlia Adler. If you've never heard of her, you might want to check out her first book BEHIND THE SCENES. Seriously, it's really good.

Anyway, today I get to share the cover on her latest novel. LOOOVE this cover.

So, here's the lovely Dahlia.


Dahlia Adler is an Assistant Editor of Mathematics by day, a Copy Editor by night, and a YA/NA author and blogger at every spare moment in between. More often than not, you can find her on Twitter as @MissDahlELama, and if you tweet her pictures of macarons, she just might fall in love with you. She lives in New York City with her husband and their overstuffed bookshelves.

And now for the cover....




You'll like this...




It's pretty....





But first....





MACARONS!!!


True fact. I've never had one. I feel empty for this admission.
*stares longingly at picture*






Lizzie Brandt was valedictorian of her high school class, but at Radleigh University, all she's acing are partying and hooking up with the wrong guys. But all that changes when her parents are killed in a tragic accident, making her guardian to her two younger brothers. To keep them out of foster care, she'll have to fix up her image, her life, and her GPA—fast. Too bad the only person on campus she can go to for help is her humorless, pedantic Byzantine History TA, Connor Lawson, who isn't exactly Lizzie's biggest fan.

But Connor surprises her. Not only is he a great tutor, but he’s also a pretty great babysitter. And chauffeur. And listener. And he understands exactly what it’s like to be on your own before you're ready. Before long, Lizzie realizes having a responsible-adult type around has its perks... and that she'd like to do some rather irresponsible (but considerably adult) things with him as well. Good thing he's not the kind of guy who'd ever reciprocate.

Until he does.

Until they turn into far more than teacher and student.

Until the relationship that helped put their lives back together threatens everything they both have left.

Monday, October 6, 2014

SALE: Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale

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The prequel novella, THE SHADOW PRINCE is still FREE!!!
The Shadow Prince
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: 

Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.

Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gust Post: LS Murphy On Publishing and Rejection

So today, I have the pleasure of giving you an inspiration post by L.S. Murphy.


Her debut novel, REAPER, came out back in 2013. However, that doesn't mean she didn't wade through her share of rejection getting there.

So, without further ado, I give you L.S. in her own words and gifs...because who doesn't love gifs?


Publishing is hard. I know, duh, right?

When I first set out on this journey for the second time (the first is a long story involving really bad poetry), I wasn’t about to let rejection defeat me. I knew I’d see lots of “No, but thanks” from agents and editors. So I bucked up and prepared for the worst.

Just so you know, you can never prepare for the worst enough.


I got so many rejections I could’ve wallpapered my house with them. TWICE. That includes the floors and ceiling.

But I didn’t give up. And that’s my point.

Oh, I’m sure everyone has heard that before. But it’s definitely easier said than done.

My debut novel, REAPER, (the one with wallpapering ability) found a home at J. Taylor Publishing and released in 2013. It eventually earned Honorable Mention in the YA category of the Eric Hoffer Awards. The yes by J. Taylor erased all the pain of rejection.



Honestly, I was ready to give up and shelve the novel because I had another one ready to query.
While I worked on editing REAPER, I queried my next novel and wrote another one. My second novel eventually heard yes after another bought of rejections, only this time from an agent. And guess what? It hasn’t sold.

But I had another book, PIXELATED, ready for the agent. It will be released in February 2015 through Bloomsbury Spark. While it was on submission, I wrote another book that is currently on submission. And another one that I recently sent to the awesome agent.

Will those two sell? I don’t know. All I do know is I want to keep writing. Which means I’m going to hear a lot of “No, but thanks,” along the way. I’ll allow myself a five minute pity party then move on.
Rejections suck. Publishing is hard. But if this is what you want, then do it.


Friday, September 26, 2014

RUNNING AWAY by Julie Hutchings RELEASE DAY AWESOMESAUCE!

"You eat like a starved bear, and it’s really sexy."
"What every girl wants to hear."
"You’re not every girl."
"If I was every girl, there’d be a lot more stomachs being sucked in around the world."
~Nicholas and Eliza (RUNNING AWAY)

Today I get the distinct pleasure of having Julie Hutchings on my blog for the VERY FIRST TIME!!!

Anyway, we are celebrating her newest book, RUNNING AWAY. And so, here's some stuffs to look at.


Julie’s debut novel, Running Home, giving you vampires with a Japanese mythology pants kicking is available through Books of the Dead Press. Julie revels in all things Buffy, has a sick need for exotic reptiles, and drinks more coffee than Juan Valdez and his donkey combined, if that donkey is allowed to drink coffee. Julie’s a black belt with an almost inappropriate love for martial arts. And pizza. And Rob Zombie. Julie lives in Plymouth, MA, constantly awaiting thunderstorms with her wildly supportive husband and two magnificent boys.

Julie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HutchingsJulie
Julie’s Blog: http://deadlyeverafter.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadlyEverAfterBlog
Julie on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7104966.Julie_Hutchings


I love the imagery!


And speaking of imagery...here's the cover and a blurb.




Eliza Morgan is desperate to escape the horrors of her mortal life and understand why death follows her, leaving only one man, Nicholas French, in its wake. He’s the one she loves, the one she resents, and the one fated to make her legendary among the Shinigami– an ancient order of vampires with a “heroic” duty to kill. He’s also decaying before her eyes, and it’s her fault.

On the ghostlike mountaintop in Japan that the vampires consider home, Eliza will be guided by the all-powerful Master for her transition to Shinigami death god. When Eliza discovers that sacrificing her destiny will save Nicholas, she’s not afraid to defy fate and make it so—even when Nicholas’s salvation kills her slowly with torturous, puzzle-piece visions that beg her to solve them. Both Nicholas and his beloved Master fight her on veering from the path to immortality, but Eliza won’t be talked out of her plan, even if it drives the wedge between Nicholas and her deeper.

Allying with the fiery rebel, Kieran, who does what he wants and encourages her to do the same, and a mysterious deity that only she can see, Eliza must forge her own path through a maze of ancient traditions and rivalries, shameful secrets and dark betrayals to take back the choices denied her and the Shinigami who see her as their savior. To uncover the truth and save her loved ones, Eliza will stop at nothing, including war with fate itself.

Running Away (book #2)
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23263587-running-away
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Running-Away-Julie-Hutchings-ebook/dp/B00NXCDUJK/
Or other fine ebook retailers.

If you are new to the series, start with this book.
Running Home (book #1) on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17977192-running-home