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Swoon Romance YA Summer of Love Blog Tour!

27 May

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Welcome to the YA Summer of Love Blog Tour!

I have three amazing authors and their upcoming titles to show you, so let’s not waste any time!

Check out awesome books Advantage Heartbreak by Kelly Hashway, Secondary Characters by Rachel Schieffelbein, and Charm and Consequence by Stephanie Wardrop! These are definitely books that I will be reading this summer!

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Author: Kelly Hashway
Book: Advantage Heartbreak (A Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak series #2)
Release date: 5/28/13

Book blurb: Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan thought she’d made up her mind about love. But with two guys still vying for her attention, she wonders if she made the right decision. Ash is everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend: loyal, loving, and totally hot. But then there’s Noah: fun, sexy, and the more he sticks around, the more Meg wants him there.

What’s a girl to do?

Make up her mind, before it’s too late. Gorgeous freshman Liz has set her sights on Ash, and Noah is beginning to remind Meg of her last boyfriend—the one who broke her heart. Can she figure things out before she ruins not one, but two relationships? Or is she doomed to serve up heartbreak?

Links:

Kelly Hashway’s blog: http://kellyhashway.blogspot.com/
Kelly Hashway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellyhashway
Kelly Hashway on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4528793.Kelly_Hashway
Kelly Hashway on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kellyhashway?fref=ts
Kelly Hashway on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Hashway/e/B004B3W3CU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1367902978&sr=1-2-ent
Advantage Heartbreak on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17239207-advantage

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Secondary Characters

 Author: Rachel Schieffelbein
Book: Secondary Characters
Release date: 5/28/13

Book blurb: When Mabel’s best friend, Amber, drags her along on a double date she finds herself falling for Lance, the obnoxious class clown whom she swore she’d have no interest in. The only problem is, she’s not sure if she’s really the girl Lance is into, or if, like every other guy she knows, it’s really Amber he’s after. One thing is clear, if Mabel wants to be the lead in her own love story, she needs to start acting like it.

Links:

Rachel Schieffelbein’s blog: http://rachelmarybean-writingonthewall.blogspot.com/

Rachel Schieffelbein on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RMSchieffelbein

Rachel Schieffelbein on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rachel-Schieffelbein/495759520488755?fref=ts

Secondary Characters on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17787923-secondary-characters

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Charm and Consequence

Author: Stephanie Wardrop

Book: Charm and Consequence

Release date: May 28th, 2013

Book blurb:  One superior smirk from Michael Endicott convinces sixteen-year-old Georgia Barrett that the Devil wears Polo. His family may have founded the postcard-perfect New England town they live in, but Georgia’s not impressed. Even if he is smart, good looking, and can return Georgia’s barbs as deftly as he returns serves on his family’s tennis courts. After all, if Michael actually thinks she refuses to participate in lab dissections just to mess with his grade, he’s a little too sure that he’s the center of the universe. Could there be more to Michael Endicott than smirks and sarcasm? If Georgia can cut the snark long enough, she just might find out.

Links:

Stephanie Wardrop’s Tumblr: http://stephaniewardrop.tumblr.com/

Stephanie Wardrop on Twitter: https://twitter.com/s_wardrop

Stephanie Wardrop on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6889365.Stephanie_Wardrop

Stephanie Wardrop on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieWardropYaAuthor

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About the Publisher:

Swoon Romance

 Swoon Romance is a digital-first imprint from Month9Books founder and publisher, Georgia McBride. Our stories are full of second chances, forbidden love, sexy encounters, hidden feelings, happy ever afters and flirtatious first love.
It’s easy to get lost in one of our books. Go ahead . . . swoon.

Waiting on Wednesday: Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

24 Apr

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Here is what I’m looking forward to this week!

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Stripped

Stripped

by Brooklyn Skye

Release date: May 14th 2013

Goodreads blurb:

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

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What do you guys think? I’m reading it right now and I’m loving it! I can’t wait to share it with you guys!

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Tremble by Jus Accardo Cover Reveal!

12 Apr

I read a lot of new adult novels, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like me some YA every once in a while. Check out the cover reveal from Jus Accardo and Entangled Publishing! There is even an excerpt below!

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 Tremble

by Jus Accardo

Synopsis:
Dez Cross has problems. She’s almost eighteen and on the verge of losing her mind thanks to the drug the Denazen corporation used to enhance her abilities. People close to her have turned their backs on the underground and are now fighting for the wrong side. And then there’s Kale… Things couldn’t get any worse.
Until, of course, they do. Denazen is about to start a new trial—this one called Domination—and it works. But that means out with the old and in with the new. The order has been given to terminate all remnants of the second trial—including Dez. The good news is that there’s a survivor from the original trial. A woman whose blood may hold the cure for the second generation of
Supremacy kids’ defects. But the underground Sixes aren’t the only ones who know about her.
Dez’s father is willing to throw away everything he has to keep Dez from getting the cure—including the one thing that might tear her apart from the inside out.
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“I told them you wouldn’t come alone. Yet here you are,” Kale’s dark voice said from the doorway. “You’re an odd one.”

His lips parted and the corners tilted upward just a hair. “Roz is right. You are crazy.”

“You don’t realize it, but coming from you, that’s kinda funny,” I said, swallowing hard and turning to face him. The light from the hall lit the entire right side of his face, leaving the left cloaked in darkness. Two sides of the same dangerous coin. I wanted to back away but resisted, meeting his gaze straight on. My Kale was in there somewhere—and he could sense weakness. “Did you kill her?”

“She’s dead.”
“I figured as much,” I said, jaw tense. Another step closer. “But I’m asking if you did it.” 

He cocked his head to the left and I could see his expression. Confusion. “You asked the same thing about the other girl. Why does it matter?”
“Because it does. It matters to you, too. You just don’t remember.”
He took another step. Inches. He was inches from me now, the warmth from his body radiating like the sun. Every one of my muscles plunged into an all-out war with my heart. Common sense screamed for me to match his steps forward with ones away. Keep your distance—he’s dangerous!
My heart wanted to move closer. I wanted this to all be nothing more than a bad dream.
“I feel like…when I look at you—”
He shook his head and placed a hand on either side of me, up against the mattress, and brought his face close to mine. For the longest moment all he did was stare. When he did speak, there was so much rage in his voice. “You stabbed me. When that didn’t do the trick, you pushed me from the bridge. I’m asking you why?”
“I never did that, Kale. No one’s ever pushed you from a bridge as far as I know. I promise. As for the scar, yeah. You were stabbed. Alex did it.”
“You’re lying, Kiernan.”
“I’m not. And my name is Dez,” I said, voice cracking under the weight of his words. “Deznee.” I wasn’t ready to give up, so I went with what had always worked for me. Something insane.
Pushing forward, I crushed my lips to his, wrapping both arms around his neck to lock him in place. He didn’t resist and, to my surprise, didn’t shove me away. Instead, after a moment, he responded, his lips moving fervently with mine.
The kiss only lasted a few moments. I was the one who broke it, pulling away as the clouds passed, allowing the moonlight to shine through the bedroom window once again. For a second, neither of us said a word. His cheeks glistened with my tears, making it look like he’d been crying, too, as he stared—eyes wide and mouth agape—like he’d never seen me before.
For a crazy, insane moment, time froze. I thought maybe the kiss had done the trick. That this time the princess had woken the prince. He looked at me with a mix of shock and awe, the tiniest hint of my Kale gleamed through. My heart pounded so loudly I could barely hear anything else. It was there. I could see the spark in his eyes. “Kale?”
But it didn’t last. Or maybe it hadn’t been there at all. Maybe I wanted to see it so badly that I imagined the whole thing.

 

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About Jus Accardo

 

Jus Accardo spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing.
Jus is the bestselling author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch was released in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is currently working on the next book in the Denazen series.

 

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Unmasking Ella: Exclusive Excerpt!

18 Mar

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I hope you’re all spending it drinking something delicious and eating Corned Beef and Cabbage! Because it’s the Month of Shamrocks, Krista and I thought we’d give you something extra special… an excerpt from our premiere novella Unmasking Ella. In case you haven’t heard yet, our debut novella is a modern retelling of one of our favorite fairy tales: Cinderella. Below is the excerpt:

“Bitch” scrawled messily across my arm was the first thing my eyes focused on. My head was pounding. My eyelids weighed a thousand pounds. I needed water right away. I struggled into a sitting position; my head was spinning and it was hard to keep upright. Wait. Bitch wasn’t the only thing written on me. My arms were covered in writing and words that were quick to bring tears to my eyes. Slut, whore, idiot, skank, were among the many.

Don’t forget to add it to Goodreads so you can be alerted when it’s released or just to read the whole synopsis!

There it is folks! The first paragraph. What do you think?

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Cover Reveal: Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

15 Mar

Cover Reveal: Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

Release Date: 5/14/2013

Cover design by: Lisa Poff Photography

Cover reveal organized by: YA Bound

Stripped by Brooklyn Skye

Summary from Goodreads:

“I like you.” His voice is low and soft, which I don’t deserve. I look away, down the rutted parking lot.

“Don’t…waste those words on me.”

He touches my cheek. “You just need someone to show you.” 

“No.” I ease back again. “I don’t. So please, Torrin, stop trying to swoop in and save me. I don’t need saving.”

College freshman Quinn Montgomery will do anything to avoid the mistake her sister made—killing herself over a boy. But when she is forced into nude modeling at a local college to support her family after a bankruptcy, she begins to crack, just enough to let Torrin, the university’s top varsity oarsman, see that the real Quinn is not as feisty and unapproachable as she wants everyone to think. But letting someone in comes at a steep cost and, it turns out, Torrin is connected to Quinn’s family in more ways than she could ever imagine.

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About the Author:

Brooklyn Skye is an author, editorial intern, and just your average awkward girl (especially on the phone!). Her new adult debut, STRIPPED, releases May 2013!

Follow Brooklyn at:

Website * Twitter * Goodreads

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Unmasking Ella: Masked Moodboard of Sexy

4 Mar

When I was little, my aunt started a tradition. Celebrate St. Patty’s day in a big way. We’d wake up to green milk, green eggs, green shamrocks mysteriously painted on our arms, and more.

In fact, the celebration has a tradition of expanding even longer than just the 17th. Sometimes it goes for a week or more! So, in honor of my heritage (Irish), my favorite holiday St. Patty’s Day, and the announcement of my new novella Unmasking Ella (Secret Cinderella #1), my best friend and co-author Krista Newport and I will be celebrating The Month of Shamrocks!

I’ll be posting odes to hot Irish men, snippets from books I love, and of course, sneak peaks into Unmasking Ella (who also happens to contain a hot Irishman).

Today brings you a Masked Moodboard of Sexy, to give you a feel for the novel.

Unmasking Ella Moodboard

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Get ready for masks, mystery, and magic.

If you’re curious, please feel free to check out Unmasking Ella’s Pinterest board.

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Book News: Unmasking Ella

1 Mar

I have BIG news, guys!

My talented best friend Krista Newport and I often talk about writing. We bounce ideas back and forth, talk about book boyfriends, and give book recommendations.  You know, the normal stuff BFFLs discuss. And one day we got to talking about something that I fell in love with right off the bat!

So we co-wrote it!

Behold, our New Adult, fairy tale project titled Unmaking Ella, #1 in the Secret Cinderella series!

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Ella Taylor has been longing for freedom since the fateful day her father died, leaving her with Coco, the step-bitch from the West, and Brooke, the wickedest of wicked stepsisters. There’s little time for a love life when Ella has to earn her keep while paying her way through college. That doesn’t stop her from swooning over Killian Ward, Mr. Gorgeous, Irish, and very off-limits. If only Brooke didn’t already have her cat claws sunk into him.

With Killian off limits, Ella is sure that all she can do is dream, until the opportunity of a lifetime arises. If she can’t have Killian in real life, maybe she can have him for three days of Midsummer, the annual Greek campus tradition. Three days of parties. Three days in masks. Will Ella find her secret Cinderella ending? Or in the real world, does the evil stepsister always win?

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Please add it to Goodreads and check it out! I’m so excited.

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