Monday, August 25, 2014

Hearts in Harmony by Raine Gillespie & And Something Blue by Paige Timothy Official Double Cover Reveal

Hearts in Harmony by Raine Gillespie
And Something Blue by Paige Timothy
Official Cover Reveal

Release Date: August 30th Available NOW!
Both of these books are part of the Sweet and Clean Romance Collection
Genre: Sweet Romance
Publisher: Trifecta Books 

Hearts in Harmony by Raine Gillespie 
Elahna Nezario gave up her musical dreams to help run The Queen of Hearts, her mother’s chocolate shop, after her sister’s sudden death. After an unfortunate run in with Elahna’s childhood crush, owner of The Dolce Theater, not only do her dreams surge back to life, but so does her heart.

Author Bio: Raine Gillespie may be new to romance, but she is by no means new to writing. Needing an alias to separate her genres, Raine Gillespie is the pen name for Karen E. Hoover, author of The Wolfchild Saga, The Newtimber series, and The Misadventures of a Teenage Wizard. If you like Raine's writing style, take a look at Karen's fantasy and explore a bit of the impossible made real.

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And Something Blue by Paige Timothy
Bridal consultant Laurie Fletcher spends her days helping others prepare for the most special day of their lives. Will true love ever come her way, or is she doomed to watch others get their happily ever after?

Author Bio: Paige Timothy is new to the romance scene, but she's certainly not new to the industry. Under her other pen names, she has published thirty books in a wide variety of genres. With her new series, the Main Street Merchants, Paige is embarking on a new journey that promises to be filled with adventure.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Icarus by Danika Stone ~ A Book Review

Being the ‘new kid’ at school is hard, but for Tess Novak - who’s moved more times than she can remember - it’s a role she knows by heart. Transferring during senior year means yet another place she’ll eventually leave, more classmates she’ll forget. 
Fate, it seems, has other plans.
From the moment Tess is introduced to honor student Drew Martinez, she is convinced she has met him before. But when? Confident and attractive, Drew is exactly the type of ‘rich kid’ Tess’s father hates, and Tess avoids. Thrown together by a class project, their tentative friendship sparks a smoldering attraction. Tess tries to keep Drew at arm’s length, but in weeks they are drawn into a scorching romance. 
Fearing her father’s volatile reaction, Tess insists on keeping the relationship a secret. Meanwhile, she begins to uncover the mysterious connection which hearkens back to the half-forgotten days of her dark childhood, a past which appears to be connected to Drew. As each new puzzle piece falls into place, and the threat of discovery increases, Tess must decide whether she wants to keep living a lie, or expose the horrific events which tore Drew out of her life so many years before...

~ My Review ~ 

This is most definitely not what I expected. Drama, family issues, and one of the most heart breaking romances and friendships I've ever read! I had an issue getting into the book but once I was in, I didn't come back out until I reached the last page.

My emotions were kept on a roller coaster throughout the entire book. My eyes hurt from all the crying when I finally put it down. I can't wrap my head around how beautiful yet terrifying this story is!

I was confused when the POV changed and I was seeing things through the eyes of a child rather than a teenager but as soon as I realized what was happening it all just fell into place and I was absolutely hooked!

This book made me laugh, made me cringe, made me sigh, made me sob! Drew . . . *sigh* . . . Tess . . . aww. There's so much I could say yet I don't want to give anything away! I am not a fan of the swearing but it was understandable for the characters and the situations. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I can't wait to read Danika's other stories!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Real Thing by Cassie Maw ~ Release Day Blitz!

Time to party!

The Real Thing releases today (whoop whoop!) and I'm giving away a swag pack full of goodies.

The Real Thing postcards
A froggy loofah
Oh the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
The Real Thing Samsung Galaxy S3 Phone Case
A Cassie Mae pen
A collection of select Cassie Mae/Becca Ann signed books

Rafflecopter right below the excerpt and book details :)


“All right, all right,” he says, smiling and holding his palm up to stop me. Tomato juice is dripping from the top of his head down his cheeks, getting caught in the smile lines by his mouth. I can feel it running down my face, too, and I should be gagging, but I’m not.

I open my mouth to tell him how cute he looks even with juice all over him, but a light ploof! hits the center of the tub between our bodies, and I stare down at my froggy loofah, now covered in red.

“Oh no!” I frown, plucking the sponge up by the froggy’s arm, then looking up to the shower caddy over Eric’s head. Our splash war must’ve knocked my poor froggy right off his little perch. “My loofah.”

“That’s what it’s called!” Eric slaps the top of his knee, getting more juice on both of us. “I’ve been staring at that thing since you moved in, trying to remember what the hell people call it.”

A small bubble of laughter escapes through my slight frown. “Why?”

“That thing is creepy.”

I gasp. “It is not. It’s cute.” My lip pokes out as I look at the juice soaking into the blue frog’s face. “And now it’s ruined.”

He takes the loofah from my fingers, an adorable pinched look on his face.

“I don’t know how you can wash yourself with this,” he says, pulling at the leg poking from the big green sponge part.

“It’s soft on my sensitive lady parts.” I laugh as his face goes red again. I expect him to drop the loofah back in my hand—or throw it at me—but he doesn’t. He keeps pulling at it as if it’s the weirdest, yet most fascinating thing in the world.

“Is it really ruined?” he asks, tone suddenly nowhere near his usual playfulness. He actually looks worried about my sponge.

“It’s like a buck, Eric.” I adjust in the tub again as the juice creeps into nooks and crannies of my body I had no idea existed till now. “I can get another one tomorrow. Maybe an even creepier one just for you.”

I try to wink, but I’ve never been good at that. He sort of laughs, but his eyes go back to the froggy. He runs his thumb over the eyeballs, wiping the juice from it. I thought I knew Eric pretty well. But as I watch him stare at my loofah, head slightly cocked to the side, I realize I have no clue what he’s thinking. And that’s totally okay. The anticipation of finding out is better.

“Only a dollar?” His eyes lift to mine.

“Or two. Depending on where you go.”

His lips purse and he nods, then plunges the sponge into the juice. Before I can smack him for that, he pulls it from the bath and wrings it out over my head. My jaw drops to my knees.

“Oh, you are so dead.”


Buy Me!
In this electrifying novel from Cassie Mae, two close friends surprise themselves by shifting from platonic love to sexual attraction.
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.

Advance praise for The Real Thing
“Cassie Mae is awesome! The perfect balance between laugh-out-loud funny and achingly poignant, The Real Thing is the ultimate escapist read. I didn’t want it to end!”—Lauren Layne, author of Isn’t She Lovely

“Watching two best friends figure out how to fall in love makes The Real Thing a summer read of swoon-worthy perfection.”—Jolene Perry, author of The Summer I Found You
“Cassie Mae’s The Real Thing made me want to close out every social media app and electronic device I have, but I couldn’t manage to stop reading!”—Rebecca Yarros, author of Full Measures
Get your copy now! 
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About the Author

Cassie Mae (who dawns the name Becca Ann on occasion) is the author of a few hundred... okay, maybe not that many... books. Some of which became popular for their quirky titles, characters, and stories. She likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun.
Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published and sold books to Random House, Swoon Romance, and Spencer Hill Press. She has a favorite of all her book babies, but no, she won't tell you what it is. (Mainly because it changes depending on the day.)
Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Teen Wolf and The Big Bang Theory. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.
You can stalk, talk, or send pictures of Dylan O'Brien to her on her Facebook page:


Friday, August 15, 2014

Sharilyn needs YOUR vote!

There is an awesome teaser picture competition going on and one of the competitors is Sharilyn Dickerson. 
Each week the contestants were given a quote from the up-coming book and we had to make a teaser post. 

They then had to campaign for votes. The ones with the least amount of votes each week, were sent home.

Sharilyn is amazing, talented, and totally deserves to win! She has made tons of teasers and banners for me. She's put together all of my dream cast collages, and all sorts of things! Here are just a few examples! 

You can check it out HERE! Let's help Shairlyn win! 
Go vote for her! <3 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Take a stand against Plagiarism.

You may have seen this picture going around lately. Unsure why? 

An "author" by the name of Sam Taylor Mullens plagiarized a book. Possibly multiple books. But she didn't just take a book, steal some scenes from it, write the rest, and publish it as her own. She took a book, added a few lines, threw in some erotica, and called it her own. 

You can read the story in detail on Rachel Ann Nune's blog HERE. Who is Rachel Ann Nunes? The author Sam stole from. 

Go ahead, read the story. It gets crazier and crazier the further down you read. 

If you want to read the story from another perspective, you can read David Farland's post HERE

The good news is people are banding together to support Rachel. This is important because if nothing is done, it is a message to everyone that they can get away with plagiarism. Which isn't cool and should never happen!  So, interested in standing with Rachel against plagiarism? 

You can check out the GoFundMe Campain to help Rachel stop plagiarism HERE

On top of the GoFundMe, I am donating a portion of all my book and jewelry sales (now through September 1st) to the campaign.

You can check out my Etsy store HERE

Even a $1 donation helps!
Spread the word! 

Thank you! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

Alexia Purdy has reached 5000 LIKES! Giveaway time!!

What a way to say thank you to her fans!
Alexia Purdy has reached 5000 likes on Facebook and is having a MASSIVE Giveaway to celebrate!!

About Alexia 
Hey! It's Alexia Purdy, and it feels weird talking about myself in the first person, but  here goes...
I currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! I love to spend every free moment writing, or playing with my four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been my dream, and I've been writing ever since I can remember. I love creating paranormal fantasy, poetry and love to read and devour books daily. I also enjoy watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food. 

So there you have it in a nutshell. Thank you.

Here are the authors, bloggers and #1 fans that are participating:
So head over and get your giveaway on!!