Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guest Post from Cathi Shaw

 ~ Meet the author ~ 





Cathi Shaw lives in Summerland, BC with her husband and three children.  She is often found wandering around her home, muttering in a seemingly incoherent manner, particularly when her characters have embarked on new adventure. In addition to writing fiction, she teaches rhetoric and professional writing in the Department of Communications at Okanagan College and is the co-author of the textbook Writing Today.

 ~ Facebook ~ Twitter: @CathiShaw   ~ Tumblr


~ About Five Corners: The Marked Ones ~ 



Growing up in a sleepy village untouched by distant wars and political conflicts, it was easy for Thia, Mina and Kiara to forget such horrors existed in the Five Corners. That is until the dead child is found; a child that bears the same strange birthmark that all three sisters possess. A Mark their mother had always told them was unique to the girls. Kiara's suspicions grow as their Inn is soon overrun with outsiders from all walks of life. Strangers, soldiers and Elders who all seem to know more about what is happening than the girls do. After Mina barely survives an attack in the forest, the sisters are faced with a shattering secret their mother has kept from them for years. As danger closes in around them, the sisters are forced from their home and must put their trust in the hands of strangers. With more questions than answers, Kiara finds herself separated from everyone she loves and reliant on an Outlander who has spent too much time in army. She doesn't trust Caedmon but she needs him if she has any hope of being reunited with her sisters and learning what the Mark might mean.

 ~ Goodreads ~ B&N ~ Amazon


~ Guest Post ~ 

Categorizing Your Book – The Trouble with Labels

When I wrote Five Corners, Book 1 of The Marked Ones, I wasn’t thinking about what category my book would eventually land in. I was just consumed with getting Thia, Mina and Kiara’s stories down on paper. But since publishing it, I’ve had a lot of questions from people asking if my book is a Young Adult work or Teen book or a Children’s book. Sometimes they just simply ask, “What age range would your book be appropriate for?”

To be honest, I really had no idea the age range for my book, even when I started marketing it. My beta readers were all girls between the ages of 14 and 18. My 30-something writing friend read it and she loved it, too! So I thought it was definitely a young adult novel that would appeal to teenage girls and women who liked that genre. But then something quite remarkable happened.

My mum (who is in her 70s) was reading the book (because, obviously, she’s my mum and needs to read all my work) and my 10-year old niece happened to be visiting her. They started reading it together and soon my niece had taken my mum’s copy of the book and was reading it on her own (because Grandma was reading too slow)! She adored the book and fast became one of my bigger fans.

So it looked like the book would appeal to girls between the ages of 10-18 (with a few adults thrown into the mix). My mum thought children as young at 8 could read it.

But what about boys? Would they like Five Corners? The first boy to read the book was my daughter’s best friend. I have to admit I was a bit nervous while he was going through it. But I didn’t need to worry: he loved it, too!

Then my 12-year old nephew read the book. And he liked it so much he started promoting it to his friends at school! Not to be outdone by his cousin, my 12-year old son, requested a copy to sell to one of his best friends. Clearly boys liked my book, too!

Then another woman in her 70s read the book. And a man in his 50s and former students in their 20s and 30s. And suddenly I didn’t know what category Five Corners fit in.

Then I started thinking about the need to label and categorize our books. And I wondered how many readers we actually turn off by putting a YA Fantasy label on a book?

I mean I do understand the need to be able to put the book in a certain area of the bookstore (in fact, I recently just had to ask a local store to move my novel from the Sci-Fi/Fantasy shelf to the Teen shelf) but I wonder how many books I’m missing out on because I don’t read the genre they are categorized in? And that makes me sad.

Now when I’m asked who would enjoy my book, I answer anyone who likes a good story – full of adventure, strong characters and unsolved mysteries. Anyone who likes to read!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Only Half Alive is FREE!! Plus a GIVEAWAY!!!


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Monday, March 24, 2014

MISSING ROYAL PUBLISHED EARLY!!



Did you see?! Did you see?!?! Missing Royal (my eight year project) published early!!! You can get your copy now HERE!!! 

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Real Thing by Cassie Mae ~ Cover Reveal!

So, this book... it's about this girl.



And she loves her online time.



Her phone is her buddy.



And her favorite app is her Kindle, because she also LOVES to read.



Read a lot.



Then there's this boy.



He's best friends with this bookworm girl.



He sort of has a thing for her.



But, he's also got major anxiety.



And isn't sure how to make a move.




So when they end up rooming together for the summer, this guy tries to get this girl to put the screen away long enough for him to win her over.



But of course, it's not easy to unplug. Especially for an internet junkie.



Hmm... that girl sounds pretty familiar ;)


And here's the hawt cover for it! 







And here's the actual blurb, and not my picture version :)
Eric Matua has one friend—his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer. Mia Johnson has thousands of friends—who live in her computer. Along with her email chats and Facebook notifications, Mia also devours romance novels, spending countless hours with fictional characters, dreaming of her own Romeo to sweep her off her feet. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she’s someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world.
When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. But Eric keeps his desires locked away, unsure of himself and his ability to give his best friend what she deserves in a boyfriend. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she’s about to lose the only real thing she’s ever had.

About Cassie Mae :)

Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. She’s the author of the Amazon Bestsellers REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND and HOW TO DATE A NERD, and is the debut author for the Random House FLIRT line with her New Adult novels FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI and SWITCHED. She spends time with her angel children and perfect husband who fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Timespell: Perilous Waters by Diana Paz ~ Cover Reveal

Timespell: Perilous Waters by Diana Paz 
(Timespell #2) 
Publication date: May 15th 2014 
Genres: Science Fiction, Time-Travel, Young Adult


After nearly losing their lives defeating the creatures of Mythos in Revolutionary France, Julia and Kaitlyn finally understand what Angie has known all along… being a Daughter of Fate isn’t so fun when one mistake can mean their deaths. Haunted by visions and horror-filled memories, the girls have spent the summer honing their newly discovered magical abilities, determined to grow in power and prepare for the uncertain time when the Fates summon them to their next mission.

But their protector Ethan, still embittered by Julia’s betrayal, refuses to engage in the girls’ magical research or power-enhancing spell practice. That is, until his brother’s loyalty to Julia causes him to unwittingly uncover ancient magic greater and more binding than any force the girls have encountered so far. Before the girls or Ethan grasp the full extent of what his brother has done, the girls are jettisoned through time into the madness of the Caribbean during the golden age of piracy.

Only by working together can the girls harness the full power of their magic and secure the world timeline, but with the lives of those close to Angie and Julia at risk, and Kaitlyn designing a dark agenda of her own, all three girls harbor secrets that threaten to drive their fledgling trinity apart. Small treacheries, mounting fear, and the use of dark magic have not gone unnoticed by those trapped within the Nether… those who would stop at nothing to unleash their destruction upon the world once more.


Goodreads ~ 



~ About the Author ~ 
Diana Paz writes books about magic, adventure, and romance. She was born in Costa Rica, grew up on Miami Beach, moved to Los Angeles in high school, and went to college in San Diego. Basically, she’s a beach bum. Diana graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She loves old movies, epic fantasy, all kinds of music, and heading to the beach with a good book. Preferably sipping a highly sweetened iced coffee. Find her at her blog:dianapazwrites.blogspot.com or on Twitter @dianapazwrites







Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Tour: Alliance by Aubrie Dionne




“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted? 

~ Goodreads ~ Amazon


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications including Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Inkspell Publishing, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Reasons to pre-order Missing Royal!


(Book one in the Finding Gold series) ~ March 25th ~  Coming 2014 ~ YA Fantasy
One princess destroyed the world. One princess must save it. 

When she was little she wished to be a princess. Now as a teenager she just wishes she fit in. But Shanice doesn't feel like she belongs, she never has.

When her parents tell her she is the last known princess from another world, it all makes sense.  A world full of magic in place of technology. One where she is more than just royalty, she is their last chance to stop the one who is bent on destroying it. Mendina. 

But she can't do it alone, first she must find the other missing royals. In her quest, Shanice will be forced to choose between the course prophecy set for her, and the one that leads to the man her heart belongs to.


Reasons to pre-order Missing Royal: 

1. Your **pre-order comes with: 

An Only Half Alive Bookmark
A Missing Royal Bookmark
The Enchanted Rose Bookmark 
An Only Half Alive Silicone Bracelet
One piece of Missing Royal Swag (Pendant or Key-chain) 
and
 a *"Protected by Dragons" Decal
*Not pictured

**This SWAG pack comes with ALL pre-orders! 

2. Your copy will ship one week early! 
3. All pre-orders come signed (and personalized if you want)
4. Pre-ordering the book means I have a way to pay for the cost of the book up front. This means no delays in getting the book published! 
5. Once the special editions are gone, they're gone! There will only ever be 100 copies! 
6. The paperback (regular edition) won't be available on Amazon for an extra couple days after the e-book publishes - this means you could get a copy of the book before its even available for purchase! 
7. Reviewers are saying things like: 

It is a fantastic book and kept me entranced from the beginning. I wanted to keep reading, to find out what happened, hoping that everything would work out in the end. It reminded me of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. And I absolutely loved those books!  ~ Kate Robbins

I will start off by saying that if you haven’t read anything by Konstanz Silverbow you don’t know what you are missing. Missing Royals is the second book I have read by Konstanz and it blew me away. ~ Lheanne Spicer

This book was great! It had a interesting story line and well developed characters. 
The world was full of magic and interesting creatures. There's adventure, battles and enough was going on that I never got bored with the story. ~ Samantha 

Missing Royal is a book that has a lot of heart in it and you can tell that in every detail of the story. The author has really taken the art storytelling to new heights with this story that captures your heart. ~ Jan Farnworth

What are you waiting for? Pre-Order your copy now! 

~ Pre-order the regular edition HERE. ~ 
~ Pre-order the special edition HERE. ~ 

Finding Gold ~ The story behind the name


One princess destroyed the world. One princess must save it. 

When Shanice was little, she wished to be a princess. Now as a teenager, she just wishes she fit in. But Shanice doesn't feel like she belongs—she never has.

When her parents tell her she is the last known princess from another world, it all makes sense—a world full of magic in place of technology, one where she is more than just royalty. She is their last chance to stop the one who is bent on destroying it: Mendina. 

But she can't do it alone. First, she must find the other missing royals. In her quest, Shanice will be forced to choose between the course prophecy set for her and the one that leads to the man who possesses her heart.

~ Coming March 25th 2014 ~ 



~ The Story Behind the Name ~ 

There's a song called Gold by Britt Nicole. And the series name all starts there. While writing I discovered that many of my books took place in the same kind of setting. Seven books to be exact. I realized that rather than write seven stand alone's I would turn them into a series. 

Once the idea struck, it was stuck. Each of these stories somehow relates or is a re-telling of other Fairy Tales. And each one somehow involves someone of royalty and someone who isn't fighting together for what's right. 

I realized that somehow each story taught certain values, had a message that needed to be shared beyond the story. And while I wrote out the entire line up for all seven books I listened to one song. Gold. 

To give you a better idea of why this song kept playing whilst writing the plots for each book, here are the lyrics to the song: 

~ Gold by Britt Nicole ~
 
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

You were walking on the moon, now you're feeling low
What they said wasn't true, you're beautiful
Sticks and stones break your bones, I know what you're feeling
Words like those won't steal your glow, you're one in a million

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold
So hold your head up high, it's your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)
You're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)

Well everybody keeps score, afraid you're gonna lose
Just ignore they don't know the real you
All the rain in the sky can't put out your fire
Of all the stars out tonight, you shine brighter

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold
So hold your head up high, it's your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)
You're worth more than gold
(Gold gold, you're gold)

So don't let anybody tell you that you're not loved
And don't let anybody tell you that you're not enough
Yeah there are days that we all feel like we're messed up
But the truth is that we're all diamonds in the rough
So don't be ashamed to wear your crown
You're a king you're a queen inside and out
You glow like the moon, you shine like the stars
This is for you, wherever you are

Oh, oh, yeah, yeah, oh, oh,
You're gold

This, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world
Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold
(So hold your head) So hold your head up high,
It's your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold
(gold gold, you're gold)
You're worth more than gold
(gold gold you're gold)

So don't be ashamed to wear your crown
You're a king you're a queen inside and out

It fit so perfectly with each story. One royal, one not so royal. Fighting for right, proving their worth, they are Finding Gold. Not gold as in riches. But their worth. This song explains it all! 



Saturday, March 1, 2014

Newtimber: Fractured ~ Cover Reveal


Introducing Newtimber: Fractured, an exciting YA urban fantasy novel by Karen E. Hoover, author of The Wolfchild Saga and others.

There was absolutely no way a black dragon hovered outside of Newtimber. Sianna rubbed her eyes, but the dragon was still there, clutching a round object that looked like a spotted egg. And then the egg fell, hitting the ground like an atomic bomb, sending out waves of a slow-moving fog that distorted everything it touched.

The citizens of Newtimber change. The old man down the street stretches into a screaming tree. Sianna’s skateboarding friend, Matt, transforms into a giant green dragon. Pegasus. Sirens. Griffins. Vampires. Zombies. Creatures from the myths of every culture come to life through the people.

Even Sianna changes, her skin becoming stone hard, and she gains the ability to travel from the human realm into the dimension of the fae, using it to free her father from prison and enlist his aid in battling the evil bent on taking over the world.

One person to heal a family, a town, and save the world. It seems an impossible task, but with the help of her new friends, it could happen.

Right?

Newtimber: Fractured will be released early summer 2014 by Trifecta Books. Visit www.trifectabooks.com for exciting updates about this great new series!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Double Cover Reveal


HOW TO SEDUCE A BAND GEEK (out June 2014) 

Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but the short skirts and bursting cleavage don’t seem to cut it.

When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams.

But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She’ll have to find the courage to ask him straight out—if he’s willing to let her in—and explore other ways to seduce the school’s band geek.



HOW TO HOOK A BOOKWORM (out Summer 2015)

It’s Brea Mason’s sixteenth birthday, and she has three wishes. 1. Be magically eighteen like the rest of her friends. 2. Grow a money tree for her family whose financial problems are well known about town.  3. Overcome her test anxiety before she flunks out of every class. 

But one day later, she's still sixteen, her family's money worries abound, and she's no closer to passing than she was the day before!

Then a very sexy transfer student—with gobs of cash—shows up. Brea figures she has a better chance of burping up glitter than attracting the new guy, but he seems extremely interested in her. 

Just when Brea thinks things are looking up, her report card arrives marked with four giant F’s. Enter resident bookworm and Brea's loyal friend, Adam Silver. If he can't help Brea pass, no one can. 

Even with Adam's help, Brea can't handle the mounting pressure, and finds an escape with the new student who knows little about her problems. 

But spending oodles of time with her boyfriend strains the friendship with Adam she relies so heavily on. Faced with losing the only real comfort and support she has ever had, Brea starts to wonder if she can hook a bookworm before it's too late. 


Author Bio:

Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. She’s the author of the Amazon Bestsellers REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND and HOW TO DATE A NERD, and is the debut author for the Random House FLIRT line with her New Adult novels FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI and SWITCHED. She spends time with her angel children and perfect husband who fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.



Monday, February 17, 2014

Tour: The Lioness by Jake Bonsignore ~ Excerpt


Seventeen-year-old Adria Catarr is a carefree, stubborn girl with an insatiable sweet tooth. When she stumbles into Lando Cardé, the incognito prince, during the annual Midsummer Festival and mistakes his charm for love at first sight, her naïve heart is quickly broken.

Kaidan Sordell, a childhood friend, is there to pick up the pieces and help Adria mend her wounds. His affection for her has gone unnoticed for so long that he’s not sure if he’ll ever have the nerve to tell her how he truly feels.

With the last summer before adulthood upon them, Adria and Kaidan decide to seek out the Temple of the Red Mare. The legendary tales of it revealing a heart’s truest desire is too tempting for lovelorn Adria to pass up.

Will she realize, though, that what she’s looking for has been trekking beside her all along?

 ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ B&N ~ 



~ About the author ~ 



Jake Bonsignore is the author of multiple novels, including Empyreal Illusions, Awakening the Fire, and The Lioness. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with magna cum laude honors. Outside of his literary pursuits, he enjoys playing sports and is a fitness enthusiast. He is currently working on his next book.





~ Excerpt ~ 

“Face it, young’un. She’s your other half.”

“I…I can’t…I mean, I guess I’m just confused.”

“What’s so confusing about it? I’m certain you’ve held her hand before? You’ve made each other laugh despite your disagreements, yes?” She opened a package of biscotti while he nodded. “You’ve held her when she cried, correct? For heaven’s sake, you’ve traveled leagues with her into the back of beyond so she could fulfill a silly dream. The first thing she asked me when I checked on her was if you were alright. It’s pretty obvious, if you ask me. You two are as lovely of an item as they come.”

Kaidan swallowed a piece of his biscuit and countered, “I’m not so certain that things are that simple.”

Sabine arched her brows. “Young’un, have you hit your head recently or are you always this stupid?”

“W-what do you mean?”

“True love is a journey. It doesn’t happen overnight. Give and take, push and pull, ups and downs…they’re all part of the blessing. There’s more to a relationship than kissing and cuddling, you see. When it comes down to it, though, I think you already figured that out.”

The color drained from Kaidan’s face as if he had seen a ghost. Was it really possible for the girl of his dreams to have chosen him? The truth of what she said hit him like a sidewinder. Were he and Adria really a couple? They had never really kissed or even broached the matter….

Sabine went on as if she had read his mind. “I can tell those rusted cogs in your noggin are turning, Kaidan. Trust me when I tell you that I haven’t become this ancient without learning about how the world operates. Someday, you’ll see that what you have and how deep your pockets run don’t mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things. It’s who you are in here that counts.” She tapped his chest. “You have to do more than make her feel like she’s the most special lady in the world. You have to make her know it.”

A thought-provoking, hallowed silence ensued next. Her wisdom had unleashed a thousand possibilities within Kaidan that he had never dared to imagine.

Kaidan’s shoulders eventually slumped. “You’re right, Granny Sabine. I’ve never told anyone this and I’m not so sure that I even want to admit it, but I…I think I’ve loved Adria since we were children. If anything, this journey has made me fall for her a hundred times over.”

“Ah, young’un.” She coughed. “Don’t make me question if there’s anything between those ears of yours.”

Huh? “I don’t get—”

“Pay close attention, Kaidan. No matter what comes to be and where you end up, remember this for the rest of your life. Capiche?”

“Y-yes.”

“When you’re meant for each other, you don’t fall. You rise. You become a better person and go out of your way to wow your partner. Love always brings you up, not kicks you down.”

Kaidan knew not how long he remained motionless with a gaping mouth.

“First you went all dumb on me, and now you’ve gone mute? Well, that’s okay, young’un. As long as you don’t go deaf, we won’t have an issue.”

Kaidan snickered. “Uh, sorry.”



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Not Your Average Happy Ending ~ Cover Reveal



NOT YOUR AVERAGE HAPPY ENDING
YA Contemporary Fantasy
Release Date: March 3, 2014
Crescent Moon Press

When Ash Summerland left the Academy of Magical Beings, he was sure he’d put his troubles behind him. But when his girlfriend, Kendall, is almost killed by an old enemy over something he knows little about, Ash is forced to confront the demons of his past if he wants to save his and Kendall’s future.
With his fairy magic fading and his djinn magic more powerful than ever, Ash isn’t sure he can stop the evil from closing in around him. Although Kendall is the only thing keeping him from going over the edge, if he can’t learn to balance out his magic and find a way to defeat his enemies once and for all, both his world, and the girl he loves will be lost forever.


Follow the author and learn more about her books on her BLOG

Games of Fire ~ Cover re-reveal!!!


Book Name: Games of Fire
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Fire & Ice Publisher
Released: Feb 12, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Thriller and mystery with a strong dose of romance.
Warnings: language and mild sexual content
Formats: ebook & Paperback
Stalker Links:
Design Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airickas-Mystical-Creations/462373910480084Morgana Phoenix Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morgana-Phoenix/148839731972606



Synopsis

Sophie has enough problems in her life without Spencer turning her blood to fire, without his eyes freezing and burning her, without his hatred of her. Since his migration into the house next to hers, Sophia Valdez isn’t sure whether she wants to toss him under a bus or kiss that smirking mouth of his. But even as the temperature rises around them, leaping flames of passion, want and desire, everything either has ever known will be shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.

Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?


Excerpt

“I won’t bite,” he said, probably meaning it as a joke.
“Oh if only that were my only problem,” she sighed under her breath.
“What?”
She shook her head. “Nothing.”
She took his hand, slipping her icy fingers through his. The electric sparks tore a fiery path down the length of her arms, nearly melting the ice beneath their feet. She shivered involuntarily and felt his fingers flex.
“All right?” Had his voice always been so husky?
She dampened her lips. “Yeah…” The single word died in her throat as she was pulled towards him. Her heart tripped. Her lungs stilled. The heat of his body rushed over her with the subtle scent peppermint, leather, spices and smoke.
A soft mist blew around them. Raindrops glistened in his hair, shimmering under the pale glow of the light post. His eyes were shadowed beneath wispy fringes, but the silver in them glinted like pools of liquid mercury. Her breath caught. It must have made a sound because his fingers tightened. His shaky exhale caressed her flushed face.
“This,” he whispered so quietly she almost didn’t hear him. “Is why you are so bad for me.”


Author Bio

International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives in rainy British Columbia with her beautiful family. When she's not pounding away at the keyboard, she can be found reading, shining her collection of daggers or chilling with her kids. 

She is the author of the Touch Saga
, The Sons of Judgment Saga, The Lost Girl Series, Betraying Innocence and Games of Fire.

Airicka also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix
. Her first novel, Capture Me, will be out 2014.

For more about Airicka, visit her website at: 
http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/