Jul 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Elizabeth Lee - Escaping Me

Elizabeth Lee - Escaping Me

• Pub Date: July 30, 2013
• Publisher: Elizabeth Lee
• Format: Paperback / Ebook
• Age Range: New Adult

All she wants to do is forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And forget about being perfect all the time. Unfortunately, she is Whitney Vandaveer, and despite the fact that she has moved to the middle of nowhere—she can't.

He's always known he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett has accepted the fact that he will always be the screw up, and he is okay with it. Until he meets her.

Here's the thing they quickly find out—sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are.

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Interview with Elizabeth Lee

Mickey: Hey, Elizabeth Lee! Thanks for being on the blog today! Please introduce yourself.
Elizabeth: Hey readers! It's me, Elizabeth--small town girl turned author. :-) Thanks for having me, Mickey!

Mickey: Tell us a little bit about Escaping Me. Is it connected to your other books at all?
Elizabeth: This one isn't related to my previous novels, Shattered or Give Me Something. Although, you know I love a good small town romance, so that's in there. EM begins with the MC, Whitney, running away from a bad break up. She moved in with her mother and sister at their country home. While trying to forget about her ex, she meets Cole Pritchett, backwoods boy with a big chip on his shoulder. It's a star-crossed lovers kind of vibe, minus the tragic ending. I'm an HEAer all the way. :-)

Mickey: I'm a sucker for love stories. Where did you get the idea for this novel?
Elizabeth: I have a lot of imaginary friends! Haha! And I'm a big country music fan, so I a lot of times I hear a song and a story line will start to unfold from there. This one is the product of few "inspiring" songs. I believe my playlist will be posted later this week on the Blog Tour!

Mickey: Whitney and Cole are great characters! How do you name the people in your stories?
Elizabeth: Well, if you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that my pal, Hootie, and I are big Whitney Houston fans. (Hey, Hootie! *waves*) So, Whitney is an homage, plus I think it's just a really pretty name. Cole... well, I just thought that sounded like a hot name for hot guy. :-) I keep a list of names I come across for future work.

Mickey: This one is a little different for you. It's in present tense. Why the change?
Elizabeth: If you read my previous work, you may have noticed I'm usually a past tense writer. When I'm working, I start telling a story as if the character is telling it to me. For this one, I went with present tense after it was suggested by a very smart person (you know who you are) and discussing with my fab editor! I really love the way it turned out! I'll being doing a lot more writing this way. I think it makes the readers feel like they are watching the story unfold and adds to the drama and tension between the characters.

Mickey: You love your crossovers! Do you have any plans for the characters of Escaping Me in other books?
Elizabeth: Oh, you know I do! EM is actually the first in a series for these characters. The next one, Finding You, will follow Whitney's little sister, Mallory. But don't worry, Cole & Whit are for sure making their presence known.

Mickey: Do you put any of yourself into the books you write?
Elizabeth: Always. It's hard not to. Even if it's just a line of dialogue or the descriptions of an outfit a character wears. I'm in there.

Mickey: What's your current favorite summer song right now?
Elizabeth: I'm loving... That's How She Rolls by Chase Rice. It's definitely helping me shape Mallory's character for the next book!

Mickey: I'll have to listen to that one! What's your favorite fruit to eat?
Elizabeth: You're such a fruit pusher. ;-) Cherries!

Mickey: Haha! That I am! ;o) Thanks so much for being here! Any parting words?
Elizabeth: Thanks for having me back! I'll leave readers with my suggestion for reading EM... It works best if enjoyed while front porch swingin' or tailgate sittin' with a Miller Lite in hand!

Born and raised in the middle of a Midwestern cornfield (not literally, that would be weird), I’ve spent my entire life imagining stories. Stories where the right guy always gets the right girl, first kisses are as magical as they are on the big screen and anything is completely possible if you believe.

Although this journey began years ago, it recently took on a whole new life. After years of devouring hundreds of Romance, YA and New Adult novels, I had an epiphany... I should write a book. And I did it! My first YA/New Adult novel is out now!

If I’m not reading, writing, enjoying drinks with my amazing group of girlfriends or chasing around a sarcastically funny one-year old, I’m probably watching television shows that were created for teenagers, while my husband teases that I’m too old to watch them.

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Jul 27, 2013

Release Promo: DC Hall - Cuspian

DC Hall - Cuspian

• Pub Date: July 25, 2013
• Publisher: DC Hall
• Format: Ebook, 353 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

Twins, Kendal and Kennedi Myles are the envy of their peers with: a second string spot on the varsity football team, smartass but loyal teammates, miniature pores, and a killer spray tan. They had big plans for sophomore year, until their mother is slaughtered during a botched robbery.

Forced to move with their estranged father, Kendal becomes fixated with finding their mother’s killer, while Kennedi tries to settle into life with their dad. After discovering a trail of unsettling clues, the pair begin to believe their mother’s death was part of a conspiracy. As the teens’ investigation digs deeper into their mom’s enigmatic past, a mysterious agency stumbles upon them, and the twosome learns they are Cuspians—individuals gifted with supernatural abilities. Kendal and Kennedi are soon faced with the challenge of staying concealed from the shadowy organization hell-bent on enslaving powerful Cuspians, while trying to solve a murder.

Family secrets, bloody breadcrumbs, and deadly obsessions guide the twins through tough decisions and awful mistakes. Desperate for their lives to return to normal, the pair found normal is not written in the stars for either one of them.

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DC Hall is obsessed with argyle socks, the smell of books and believes he is the smartest person in the room. Granted he’s usually alone when he thinks this but it still feels good. When his nose isn’t stuck in a book, DC is usually writing or trying to teach his dog, Brooklyn, how to wash dishes (success remains elusive.)

DC is the author of up-and-coming YA novel CUSPIAN. He lives in the south where the teas are sweet, distance is measured in minutes not miles and the skies are Carolina Blue.

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Jul 25, 2013

Cover Reveal: S.J. Lomas - Dream Girl


For Christine, dreams have never meant much. Until she meets Gabriel. Everyone thinks Christine should stay away from her new coworker at the library—thanks to his bad reputation—but when her dreams grow more vivid and she becomes entangled in a dangerous dream world with Gabriel every night, she can’t stay away. Soon it’s clear there is far more to dreams than Christine ever imagined, and now she’s on the path to making the biggest, and strangest, decision of her life. 

Look for it in November 2013 from Scribe Publishing.

"An intriguing debut, DREAM GIRL introduces a world where simply falling asleep can bring you anywhere – including into danger. Readers will never think of dreams the same way again!" - Laura Ellen, author of BLIND SPOT

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Cover Reveal: L.M. Augustine - Two Roads

Two Roads by L.M. Augustine

Release date: August 26th, 2013

Category/Genre: New Adult Romance


The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all...

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Jul 24, 2013

Blog Tour: Nicole Sobon - Program 13

• Pub Date: August 15, 2012
• Publisher: Nicole Sobon
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 315 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

Two identities. One Body.

17-year-old Emile Reed, may have died, but she isn't dead. Her body now belongs to Program Thirteen, where her every thought, every movement, is controlled. Until Emile begins to find her way back inside of Thirteen's core, where she manages to fend off Thirteen’s programming to reclaim the life that she lost. But Charles McVeigh, the owner of Vesta Corp, isn’t willing to let Thirteen go. And he will stop at nothing to reclaim control of Thirteen's programming. Because without her, McVeigh has nothing.

What makes you human?

Excerpt From Program 13
by Nicole Sobon

“May I present to you your new caretakers?” McVeigh turned to his left, pointing at the on-looking White Coats. From left to right, there was Tina, the friendly White Coat, Roger, Rhys, Mark, and Sterling. “These will be the five people responsible for you at all times.”

Had I not known better, I would have assumed the male White Coats were like me. Their faces were cold and their bodies rigid. Standing beside Tina, they looked lifeless...almost like me. But unlike me, they were actually alive. They each had a beating heart, blood flowing through their veins, and a conscience of their own. I did not. My exterior was flesh, but my insides were constructed of computers and wires. My mind was not my own. My words, my movements, my emotions...they were all fed to me, to my core. I did not have blood flowing through my veins, for I had no veins, only wires connecting to the Program built inside my mind. They might have looked like me, but they were not like me.

Lowering my head, I walked over to the White Coats. The men parted so that I could stand beside Tina. I was grateful for their gesture, though I knew it was not meant to be friendly. Charles McVeigh and Douglas Todd made their way towards us with their arms open and face’s beaming with joy. I was their new toy, their new test in Level Three. I was everything McVeigh wanted out of this operation, or so it seemed. Both men threw their arms around me, not even wincing as their skin touched mine. Even through their suit jackets and long sleeve shirts that they wore underneath, I suspected they felt the coolness radiating off my flesh. But if they did, neither of the men made an effort to back away.

“Program Thirteen.” McVeigh broke his hold on me, leaving Douglas Todd by my side. “Your caretakers will now be taking you into your hard drive evaluation. Since you have excelled two levels, there will need to be some changes made to your programming.”

Without further ado, the White Coats grabbed hold of my arms and pulled me off into the evaluation room behind us, placing me in the metal chair before securing the restraints. This was the part I hated most, feared even, at least, inside. I was at the mercy of the scientists whom I’d yet to meet. These strangers controlled my core. Unlike my caretakers, they would never become a part of me. They would continue to remain strangers who stood behind the glass, clipboards and pens in tow, marking down my every flaw and my every strength. Whoever or whatever they wanted me to become, I would and that was all I could do. I was nothing without this place, these people.

“And we’re ready to begin,” a voice rang through the speakers surrounding the top of the room. There were no lights. Just darkness.

I could feel the restraints pressing against my flesh. Do not move, I had to remind myself. I could not bleed, but my flesh could still tear. I closed my eyes as I heard the charge running through the wires, tugging on the hard drive in my back. I pushed forward against my will, acting strictly on what my mind was feeding me. There were flashes of lights around the room. I looked down at my right wrist and noticed a large tear revealing the wires beneath. A pale blue light pulsed where the flesh once was.

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Jul 20, 2013

Author Interview: Ginger Scott - Waiting on the Sidelines

Ginger Scott - Waiting on the Sidelines

• Pub Date: April 14, 2013
• Publisher: Ginger Scott
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 335 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

Nolan Lennox had things figured out. Named after a baseball legend, she enjoyed being the Tomboy, her closet filled with her brother’s hand-me-downs, cut-off jeans and soccer shorts. But when her first trip to high school results in a broken heart from the first boy to ever make her heart flutter and cruel words from an older girl she once thought a family friend, Nolan starts to question the very person she thought she was and wonders if her humble upbringing can compete with the afforded luxuries of her privileged peers.

Throughout the next four years, Nolan struggles to maintain herself throughout her path of discovery, learning just how cruel teenagers can be through the pressures of underage drinking, sexuality and class. And despite how life seems to continue to work against her, she still manages to listen to her heart, falling deeper and deeper for the guy the entire town adores, even if he only sees her as a friend. Can Nolan strike a compromise between her own integrity and the boy she loves? And can she make him notice her before it’s too late?

Reed Johnson came to Coolidge High School with a lot of fanfare. The son of a hometown football legend and the brother of a local football hero, Reed wore all the pressures of carrying a town without hope into the spotlight. Thankfully, he had the talent to back it up. But when he meets a girl who makes him think twice about exactly what being a hero means, he starts to wonder if following in his brother’s footsteps might be all wrong.

Nolan Lennox was everything that was opposite of expected. She didn’t flirt, she didn’t drink and she didn’t sleep around. Nothing about her was easy, but something about her made Reed want to try harder. Though she didn’t look the part, she seemed to be spending a lot of time in Reed’s thoughts, and he wondered if she could be the one who made it all worthwhile. But could Reed handle letting her down? And would breaking her heart break him beyond repair?

Waiting on the Sidelines explores young love to its fullest, exposing how real young heartbreak and passion is and how important it is to discover yourself and hold onto your own identity. The story follows two young characters as they deal with mature situations, including the prevalence of bullying and promiscuity in today’s high school setting. Ultimately, Waiting on the Sidelines is a story of hope, honesty and those powerful, first true loves—the ones worth holding onto at any cost.

Interview with Ginger Scott

Mickey: Hey Ginger Scott! Welcome to the blog! Please introduce yourself.
Ginger: Well, I'm an Arizona girl, bit of a Tomboy and a sucker for heartbreak and romance. I've recently published my first novel called Waiting on the Sidelines, a coming-of-age romance that takes readers along for every first in the young heroine's life—from her first kiss to her first broken heart.

Mickey: How long have you been writing? Was this something you've always wanted to do?
Ginger: I have been writing since I was a teenager...though my work then was probably not very good. I went to ASU and studied journalism because I knew I wanted a career that let me tell stories. I worked for the Arizona Republic, Tribune papers and a whole host of magazines, but my heart was always in the creative side. I've wanted to write a coming-of-age love story since I was in high school and experiencing the angst and drama and growing pains myself. I've probably had the heart of my story written for years, but this year I finally found the courage to finish it, put it to paper (digital paper, of course) and share it with the reading world.

Mickey: Tell us a little bit about your book, Waiting on the Sidelines.
Ginger: Waiting on the Sidelines is about the anxieties young girls feel over not being good enough, pretty enough, sexy enough, rich enough or daring enough to fit in. It’s about wanting someone so badly but not feeling confident enough in yourself to put your heart on the line. And it’s about desperately craving attention, but also fighting to blend in. My story follows Nolan Lennox, a girl with a boy’s name, as she matures through high school and struggles with being tortured by a cruel bully and loving the emotionally flawed quarterback who is beloved by their small Arizona town. Character-driven, Waiting on the Sidelines takes you along for every heartbreak, celebration and moment of self-doubt Nolan has as she becomes a woman. Readers experience the rush of Nolan’s first kiss as well as the crushing shame she harbors over her own weakness and inability to stand up to her tormentors. Ultimately, you are immersed in the small town and will come away feeling as if you are also one of Nolan’s closest friends, and possibly in love with the same, irresistible boy she is.

Mickey: What's your writing process like? And how do you name your characters?
Ginger: I get flashes of scenes in my head constantly and I write them in my notebook that I carry in my purse at all times. When I am finally ready to string things together into a story, I put together a bit of an outline. Nothing too concrete, but a guide—mostly so I don’t forget some of those golden nuggets I’ve scribbled down and so I can find threads to connect them. I’m almost telling myself the story when I start writing, and I get excited when I’m approaching a chapter that I know has a lot of emotion and grit to it.
Now, as for naming characters, that’s a bit of a gut instinct. The first characters I named in “Waiting on the Sidelines” were Nolan (my heroine who I adore with all my heart) and Buck Johnson, the wealthy car dealer with the biggest ranch in town who, despite his position in life, has a heart of gold. I feel like a name paints a picture of what someone looks like in reader’s heads, so I play a lot of “What does that name look like?”

Mickey: Do you have any writing rituals
Ginger: I do most of my writing in the wee hours, well after the rest of the family is in bed. I’m at my best then, plus the house is nice and quiet. I usually have a soundtrack going that fits the mood—the Lumineers really influenced my first novel. As I’m writing the second one, which is due out in October, I’m finding I’m listening to a lot of The National and Cold War Kids.

Mickey: Any plans for an audio book? If you could pick anyone to narrate your novel, who would you choose?
Ginger: No audio plans at this point, though I would love it if there were. If I had my pick? I’d go with Drew Barrymore. She’s always been the every-woman to me, and I think she fits the voice of Nolan.

Mickey: So you live in Arizona like I do! Tell me: Sun Devil or Wildcat?
Ginger: Sun Devil. There is no other choice. Lumberjacks are tolerable, but Wildcat? No way!
The irony here is that one of my main characters has major ties to the University of Arizona and the Wildcat football program. We have a joke in our household, though, that the only way the UofA football team could be this good is in a fictional setting.

Mickey: It's been in the 110s for a while now. How do you deal with the summer heat?
Ginger: I’m an Arizona native, and us desert-dwellers know that the trade off for the absolutely stunning sunsets and glorious winters is the drip-down-your-back, constant-sweaty summers. You just learn to love the air conditioning and resolve yourself to the fact that it is the best money you will ever spend. I probably shouldn’t let the secret out, either, but our northern towns are pretty amazing in the summer months. The occasional escape is called for (yes, we actually do have pine trees here in the southwest).

Mickey: What's your favorite fruit to eat?
Ginger: Hmmmmm, I’d have to go with pineapple. I love lemon, too. Anything lemon-flavored takes the cake for me…mmmmmm, lemon cake.

Mickey: Thanks for being on the blog today! What's up next for Ginger Scott?
Ginger: I’m finishing up the follow up to Waiting on the Sidelines. It’s called Going Long, and follows the main characters into college. I have been overwhelmed with the response to my first book and am awed and so deeply touched that people have embraced Reed and Nolan and their push-and-pull love for one another. The fact that I get to continue their story is just the cherry on top. Going Long is set to be launched in October. And I have a notebook full of scenes introducing an entirely new set of characters that I can’t wait to spend the late hours of the night bringing to life.

Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her book, "Waiting on the Sidelines," is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a boy's name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want -- even if you aren't ready. You can read her book now in Amazon's kindle store.

Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her 9-year-old field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Jul 18, 2013

Book Spotlight: Laura Howard - The Forgotten Ones

Laura Howard - The Forgotten Ones

• Pub Date: April 28, 2013
• Publisher: Finding Bliss Publishing
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 196 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn't until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

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Cover Reveal: Bill Blume - Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter

Bill Blume - Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter 

Title: Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter
Author: Bill Blume
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural

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Jul 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Angela Carling - Becoming Bryn

Angela Carling - Becoming Bryn

• Pub Date: May 23, 2013
• Publisher: Acacia Publishing
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 310 pages

For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn’s gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she IS Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister’s life is beyond tempting, but there’s a downside. She’d have to give up Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live as Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends found out, would they ever forgive her?

by Angela Carling

I want to start by thanking Mickey for letting me take over her blog space today to do a post in celebration of the release of my third book Becoming Bryn (now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble)

Now onto the topic of sisters!! The sister thing, yeah I’ve done that and having a sister made writing BECOMING BRYN not only easier, but more fun. Those of you who have a sister probably understand. Sisters change everything. They are like a built in best friend, or an enemy you just can’t get away from. Usually, you either dream of having a sister or wish the sister you have would just stop following you around!

Me, I was the little sister and I had a SISTERASAURUS! She was like a force of nature in my life.

As a kid, we spent hours outside creating plays and playing make believe. When we were both in high school, our lives would intersect, sometimes it was good, other times, like when it came to turf wars, clothes, or anything else we didn’t agree on, the claws would come out!

I remember one night, vividly, I had so casually loaned one of my sister’s sundresses to my best friend Krissy. I had to, it matched mine and we were going out to meet boys. :o)

Somehow, as Krissy and I were walking down a very busy, very public street, my sister drove by and saw us. Faster than you can say illegal u-turn, she flipped the car around and pulled the car up to the sidewalk. With her friends hanging out of every window, she stomped out of the car and stood, livid with her face inches from mine, demanding that Krissy take off her dress right there on the street. Oooh! I was in big, she was planning making my life a living hell kind of trouble. The only bit of solace that I had was that my sister wouldn’t actually tear the dress off because it was hers and she wouldn’t want to damage it!

So, yeah, I get the whole sister thing and have even wondered much like my character Jesse, what would it have been like to live my sister’s life at least for a little while? I hope you enjoy BECOMING BRIN. It’s loaded with surprise twists, plus characters that you would love to have in your own family or circle of friends.

Raised in Palm Springs California. A desert rat that writes Young Adult novels and loves all kitties and her family. Can be bribed with chocolate. Published books, Unbreakable Love, Shackled and Becoming Bryn.

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Release Day: Faith Sullivan - Take Me Now

Title: Take Me Now (Take Me Now, #1)

Author: Faith Sullivan

Expected release date: July 16, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: New Adult

Ebook available at: Kindle | Nook ($2.99) 

Book Description:

How do you survive the internship from hell?

Don't fall in love.

Ivy thought being a reporter-in-training at the Independent Gazette would be her dream summer job. Little did she know, interviewing Eric, a landscaper with a heart of gold, would derail her plans. It turns out Ivy's boss, Lauren, has been eying his chiseled physique for quite some time.

But at twenty-four, Eric already has a tragic past, one that he is still reeling from. Even though his ordeal turned him into some sort of local celebrity, it's been a while since he's shared his bed with anyone. When he comes to Ivy's rescue out of the blue, it's not long before the two of them start seeing each other behind Lauren's back. When they get caught, Ivy's journey toward a college degree is jeopardized and her relationship with Eric is severely put to the test.

Career versus love? In the end, a shocking turn of events provides Ivy with a revelation she never saw coming.

Excerpt from Take Me Now
by Faith Sullivan

If only I were open to the possibility of romance, but I’m not. There’s no way I can be. There are circumstances that can’t be wished away or ignored. My heart’s not ready—not yet. And while this absolutely gorgeous girl has wandered into my life, I’m not going to act on it. It’s too soon.

I stride into my shop, gently placing her on the counter. Her feet are bleeding and she looks like she could use a drink of water. She’s covered in dust from the road but she looks adorable sitting there. I don’t know what it’s like to be in a scenario like this with a girl. I’m used to things being straightforward and laid out before me. This looks like something I could get easily lost in if I’m not careful.

We still haven’t said a word to each other, and I hate to break the silence but it can’t be avoided. “Rest here a minute. I’ll be right back.”

Her hand lingers on my upper arm, her thumb massaging by bicep. I exhale heavily, trying desperately to clear my head. Her touch is stirring things inside me I haven’t experienced in quite some time. Emotions I never thought I’d feel again. “Thank you,” she whispers, her eyes never leaving mine.

“No problem,” I try to say as casually as possible. She’s looking at me like I’m her knight in shining armor and I don’t want her to get the wrong idea. I can’t go down that road again. I just can’t. My soul still isn’t fully healed from the last time. I can’t trust myself in these kinds of situations. I need to back away as gracefully as I can.

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Jul 15, 2013

Cover Reveal: Elizabeth Richards - Wings

Today we are super excited to share the cover to WINGS, the third and final book in author's Elizabeth Richards's BLACK CITY series!

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Wings (Black City #3) by Elizabeth Richards

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Excerpt: Lorhainne Eckhart - Saved

Saved by Lorhainne Eckhart

Genre: Adult romance

Published May 11, 2013

Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as  damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... he saved me.


     “Thank you, Captain,” was all she said, but he could feel her stiffen even though he was no longer touching her.

     “I’ll be back later to see how you’re doing.” He didn’t know why he did it when he reached down and smoothed back the stray wisps of hair that dangled in her face.

     “Remember what I said, Abby: You’re safe here. If you’re hungry, you say something. If you’re scared, tell me. If you’re hurting, you have to speak up. No one is going to hurt you here. I don’t know how to make you believe it.”

     She was staring at him now, but for the life of him he couldn’t figure out what was going on in her head. He let out a sigh because there was nothing more he could do here. His hand was on the door, and he was about to yank it open when she said, “Captain, could you do me a favor?” He turned around and faced her and was nearly undone by her eyes, swimming with a sheen of tears.

     “Could you keep telling me I’m safe? I think if I hear you tell me over and over, I’ll start to believe it. I think I will.”

2012 was an amazing year in the publishing world for me, and it started with The Forgotten Child, which landed on the Amazon bestseller list for western romance and romance series. With the publication of each novel and short story, each one made its way to the top ten for its respective genre. 2013 has seen me posted in the top 100 authors on Amazon for romantic suspense and mystery/thrillers, police procedural.

Where did it all begin? In 2008, I published my first novel, The Captain’s Lady, a contemporary military romance, through The Wild Rose Press. This year I have a crazy writing schedule with four books scheduled for release and six short stories.

I write three genres, edgy romantic suspense (Walk the Right Road Series), western romance (Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series), and young adult mystery, and I warn my readers to expect the unexpected. I’m the mother of three children, one a special needs child. We live on a small Island in the Pacific Northwest, where I advocate for the environment and the rights of special needs children. Somewhere in my busy schedule, I do find time to write. I encourage you to contact me by email; I do answer every email I receive.

Stay tuned. There is more to come from the Walk the Right Road Series and Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series. 

And to my readers and all of you who have shared my stories with your family and friends, a big heartfelt thank you.

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