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Due to my (Cristina) departure to Uni for the summer exams and Mihaela's problems with the Internet connection for more than two weeks now we were unable to post all the scheduled materials. We apologize for all the missing stops and promise to be back on track in no time.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Day Launch! STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout



   

We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH! STONE COLD TOUCH is the second full-length novel in Jennifer's The Dark Elements Series, a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen!!


Every touch has its price Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay... 


I’d remained in bed after that, trying to sort through the odd tingling in my chest. There was a slight smile on my lips, because Zayne…well, he’d made my day, but then I’d remember what Roth had said to me the night before and the smile would wash away as if it had never been there. I probably needed to get used to the whiplash mood swings. It wasn’t until after dinner that I decided to scrub a day’s worth of gunk off myself. Gingerly, I peeled the bandage off, happy to find that the cut in my arm was healing as expected. I didn’t need to cover it anymore. The arm was still tender, but the Warden blood in me was quickly undoing the damage from the iron. 
After changing into fresh pj’s, like a total hermit, I padded over to my desk, where I’d left my cell phone. It had been on silent all day and when I tapped the screen, I wasn’t surprised to see a slew of texts from Stacey. Where r u? R u skipping, u ho? A minute later: Your locker misses u. Guess u sick with the herp? Oh my God. I laughed out loud, grinning as I thumbed through her texts. Our bio sub is still hot. U r missing this. Bio is lonely. My boobs miss u. How weird is that? That was notably weird and yet not surprising. 
If I get my cell taken from me, it’s ur fault. Holy shit, Layla, where r u?!? Air punched out of my lungs as I read the next text and the several following them. U have no idea who just walked into bio!!! Roth is here! Holy Canola oil, why aren’t u here to witness this? Ok. He says he had mono. Srlsy? Do people still get mono? And who in the duck was he kissing? A second later—Duck? I didn’t mean duck. That’s SO not what I meant, autocorrect. Another text had come in about fifteen minutes after the last one. He asked where u were. I told him u joined a cult. I laughed. He didn’t. Finally, the last text was to call her if I wasn’t dead. “What in the Hell?” I tossed my cell onto the bed, mouth hanging open.

 

And don't forget! The choice is yours... Beginning today you’ll have 3 weeks to visit the series website, www.thedarkelementsseries.com, to take a poll and decide which guy Layla should ultimately choose in the final book in the trilogy, Every Last Breath. At the end of 3 weeks, we will tally all the votes, and that’s when Jennifer L. Armentrout will start writing Every Last Breath. The guy who gets the most votes is the one Layla will pick. To prevent early spoilers, we're not going to reveal who won the poll in advance…you’ll have to wait until Every Last Breath goes on sale on July 28th, 2015 to find out whether Zayne or Roth wins Layla in the end. We promise the book will be epic and definitely worth the wait! Who do you want Layla to end up with? Go to www.thedarkelementsseries.com and vote for your choice!


Book #1:

One kiss could be the last. 

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. 

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. 

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul. 

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world. 




# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


Ma regasesc in noi... de Jasinda Wilder În curând la Editura Epica!



Moartea lui Kyle la numai șaisprezece ani a fost un șoc pentru toată lumea. Nell, fata care l-a iubit este înmărmurită de durere, chiar și cea mai bună prietenă a ei, Becca, nu știe cum să o ajute. Pentru că, în acel moment, viața ei este traversată de un cutremur. Dar, ceva frumos se întâmplă, iar vinovatul este Jason Dorsey, cel de care Becca este îndrăgostită chiar din clasa a patra, mai exact din momentul în care Jason i-a sărit în apărare lovindu-l pe Danny Morelli, care o luase peste picior pentru că se bâlbâia. Pentru Jason, Becca aproape că nici nu exista, o considera doar prietena lui Nell. O invitație neașteptată îi aduce împreună pe Becca și Jason, iar el descoperă zi de zi cât de extraordinară poate fi ea, cascada de bucle negre, pielea măslinie, felul ei timid și liniștit câștigându-i inima. 
Dar fericirea și iubirea se pot naște atât de aproape de durere?
Jason nu avea de unde să știe câte tragedii și câte izbânzi avea să cunoască și nici nu avea de unde să știe că în Becca ar putea afla iubirea vieții lui și, în iubire, fiecare dintre ei, regăsirea de sine. 
Tuturor le va rămâne însă în suflet...
Durerea care nu se uită niciodată.

După succesul romanului Mă pierd în tine…, Jasinda Wilder oferă cititorilor o nouă și incredibilă poveste de dragoste, care a cucerit deja topurile internaționale.
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Volumul #1

Mă pierd în tine…
de Jasinda Wilder

EPICA/Colecția EpicLove/Romance/New Adult +17 ani/Contemporary Fiction

Roman tradus în peste 15 limbi


CUMPARA ACUM!

Prima dragoste a mea a fost Kyle; era fratele mai mic al lui Colton Calloway.

Kyle a fost primul din toate punctele de vedere. Apoi, într-o furtunoasă seară de august, a murit, și odată cu el a murit și cea care am fost eu. Colton nu m-a învățat cum să trăiesc. Nu mi-a vindecat suferința. Nu m-a făcut să-mi revin. M-a învățat cum să sufăr mai mult, cum să îndur totul, și, în cele din urmă, cum să mă vindec.

Nell Hawthorne e îndrăgostită de cel mai bun prieten al ei de-o viață, Kyle Calloway. Proaspăta lor iubire e indestructibilă, și viața e plină de promisiuni; dar, într-o seară, Kyle moare subit într-un tragic accident, iar Nell se schimbă pentru totdeauna. Îl întâlnește pe Colton, fratele mai mare al lui Kyle, prima dată la înmormântare. Amândoi se luptă să-și ducă propria viață mai departe cât pot de bine; se întâlnesc din nou în New York, iar Colton își dă seama că Nell n-a reușit încă să treacă cu adevărat peste șocul morții lui Kyle. Ea pare să adăpostească în suflet o durere adânc înrădăcinată, o povară grea de remușcare și regret. El știe că n-ar trebui să se amestece, dar nu se poate stăpâni. Încrederea nu apare cu ușurință pentru niciunul dintre ei, și amândoi își au demonii lor. Împreună, ei descoperă rostul suferinței și semnificația tămăduirii, ca și importanța iertării.



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Excerpt & Giveaway Making Headlines by Erin Brown



When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons.

Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site.

Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List, he knows that he has to find out who is behind the site—both to avenge Sophie, and to save the reputation of his fraternity.

When Sophie and Luke realize they’re both investigating, they decide to team up. But focusing on the investigation instead of each other proves difficult, especially when neither of them are sure the other can be trusted.

In a story full of the scandal, mystery, intrigue, friendship, and cheeky, sexy romance, Making Headlines channels Veronica Mars and Greek, in the companion novel to Taking Flight.

I close my computer and put it and my books back in my bag. Luke does the same and we head out the doors and into the brisk air where the sun is starting to peek up from the horizon, tingeing the sky pink and yellow.

“Wow,” I say, admiring the view. “This is incredible.” My breath comes out in little white puffs. I blow a few puffs, just to amuse myself.

“Dork,” Luke says, wrapping his arms around my shoulders from behind. I fit perfectly beneath his chin and revel at not just the beautiful sunrise, but how amazing it feels to be in his arms, our bodies perfectly tucked into each other’s. I reach one hand up and wrap it around his wrist, savoring the warmth of his skin compared to the coolness of mine.

“You’re hands are freezing,” he says.

“Welcome to Winter Sophie.”

“It’s not winter yet. Are you cold-blooded or something?” he asks, eyeing me.

“I’m always cold.”

He pulls his fleece off and hands it to me. “Put this on over your sweatshirt.”

“But now you’re going to freeze.”

“I’ll be fine,” he says. “Just put on the jacket.”

I slip it on and, though I feel ridiculous in both a sweatshirt and fleece jacket, it is much warmer. As we walk back toward our corner of campus, he takes my hand in his, giving me even more of his heat. When we get to the Delta Tau house, I pause and he says, “You know by now that I’m walking you home.”

I smile and silently acquiesce, continuing down the street to my dorm. When we get there he pulls me against him into a hug.

“Go get some sleep,” he says, kissing the top of my head. I nuzzle into him, seriously considering inviting him up to my room. Not for sexy times, but because he is so warm and feels so good against me right now.

As if he can read my mind, he says, “I’m going to head back to the house. Call me when you get up, okay?”

“Okay,” I say, looking up at him.

“I’m really glad I got to watch the sun rise with you,” he says, his voice rough.

“Me, too.”

“Now go to bed,” he says. “You deserve it.”


IN THE SERIES



Erin Brown is a writer, Whedonite, Whovian, yogi, HGTV addict, and connoisseur of The CW’s TV line-up. She was born and raised in Arkansas, lived in New York City for five years, and recently moved to Singapore, where she lives on the beach, which is completely wasted on her because she is a ginger and the sun is not her friend. She is the author of Taking Flight and Making Headlines: A Taking Flight Novel. You can follow her on Twitter @erinbrownwrites.




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Christmas at Twilight (Twilight, Texas # 5) by Lori Wilde

Releasing October 28th, 2014
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It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .

. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy—he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.

Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret—she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle—but what price will they pay?


Lori Wilde is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 70 works of romantic fiction. She is a two-time RITA award nominee, a four time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice nominee and has won numerous other awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and holds a certificate in nursing forensics. An animal lover, Lori is owned by several pets, and lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.



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Cover Reveal! Under My Skin (The Immortality Strain, #1) By Shawntelle Madison


Release Date: 12/09/14
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Everyone wants to either be a member of the Guild or work for them. Little does the populace know that the Guild hides sinister secrets...


For Tate Sullivan, life in her small, coastal town is far from glamorous. The affluent lives of the Guild members and their servants isn't something she has ever wanted. But all sixteen year-olds must take a simple test, and Tate's result thrusts her into the Guild's world, one where they hide horrible plans for those they select. Tate must fight the relentless General Dagon for control of her mind, body, and soul to keep the one precious thing she has always taken for granted: herself.



Her only ally is the same handsome boy she is pitted against in General Dagon’s deadly game. Quinn desires nothing more than to end the life of General Dagon who has taken over Tate's mind. While romance blooms between Tate and Quinn, General Dagon plots to eventually take over Tate's body, and love might end before it even begins.


Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detasseling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs—from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she’s not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.

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Release Day Celebration! LOOP by Karen Akins

Release Date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her. 

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future. 


Praise
"A creative take on romance in a high-stakes, high-concept mystery that trusts its readers' intelligence." - Kirkus

"LOOP is a page-turning adventure with some brilliant and original twists to the time travel genre. I devoured the entire book in one sitting!" - Julie Cross, Author of the TEMPEST series

"Hilarious and suspenseful with a delicious dash of romance, LOOP is a mind-bending good time!" - Melissa Landers, Author of the ALIENATED series 


Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves lightsaber dueling with her two sons and forcing her husband to watch BBC shows with her. 

Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player.




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Cover Reveal: Excerpt and Giveaway! CITY OF CHAMPIONS by Chloe Barlow

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2014

How do you find the will to try, when you've spent all your life playing on a field strewn with shattered lives and broken rules?

Tragedy and betrayal taught Jenna Sutherland early on that her safest bet was to fiercely avoid any risk, whether it is in work, life, or love. Now a respected orthopedic surgical resident on the cusp of finally breaking through in her career, she’s more guarded than ever.

When injured NFL quarterback Wyatt McCoy bulldozes into her life there’s no denying he’s cocky, selfish, and downright dangerous — everything Jenna’s sworn she doesn’t want.

Suddenly the levelheaded doctor finds herself facing down her greatest fear, and she’s tempted to gamble all she’s fought so hard to build. The two embark on an intense holiday love affair that quickly teeters on obsession, and tempts them both to think they could go all-in on a real future together. Yet Wyatt's desperation to stay on the field and out of the operating room lures him to take dangerous risks with Jenna's trust.

Will they win at love or lose everything­including their fragilechance at happiness?


"It's my understanding you requested me specifically," she said smoothly, but he could see that she kept moving things on her desk with her busy hands.
"That's right, Doc."
"So, I hope that means you plan to be serious about this consult, Mr. McCoy," she said carefully, catching him staring at her chest. And Wyatt couldn't hold back the smile that spread across his face.
"I'm willing to do anything for my NFL career, Doc. Besides, cut me some slack, you're the one that wore that sexy lab coat."
She practically growled in frustration and he loved it. He needed her off-balance for what he had in mind, but damned if he hadn't guessed he'd enjoy it this much.
Time to push her a little more, he thought.
As he leaned across her desk and perused her body up and down, he whispered, "Though I do wish it were tighter."
"Right. Because I sit around in a lab coat to be sexy. Like I'm in Hustler magazine or something." She suddenly started to coo in a Marilyn Monroe breathy voice. "Oh, no. This microscope is so heavy. Guess I should bend down to relieve the weight of this massive tool. Oh, what's here between my legs? Oh, it’s so warm down there. Maybe I should investigate? Please. So ridiculous," she said to herself with annoyance. "Excuse me, are you okay, Mr. McCoy?"
He was definitely not okay. His mouth had fallen open slightly and all the blood had rushed to his lap. Wyatt was so hard he was practically in pain, realizing he may have underestimated this woman. Maybe. Her voice broke through his lust-filled fog.
"I thought it was your shoulder that had the issue. Do you have a head injury too?" she asked with concern, replacing her previously sultry voice.
"Um. Yeah. I mean no. Just my shoulder. You're the second opinion on my shoulder injury, and my coach also said maybe you could help my game. I'm not sure how though."
"It may be hard for you to imagine that you could need help from anyone, but I've certainly been able to assist some of your teammates to use their bodies more effectively."
Wyatt raised an eyebrow and smirked. "Now that's more like what I had in mind."

Three Rivers (Gateway to Love #1)


How do you start over when you gave everything to one life, one plan, and lost it all?

Althea refuses to allow herself to love again. Imprisoned in grief at twenty-four after her husband’s sudden death, she’s convinced her heart died along with him. She spends her days honoring his memory by clinging to the legal career he helped her to build and to the remaining pieces linking her to their life together.

Griffen’s been running from his past. Despite success as an author and investigative journalist, he’s been traveling through life on autopilot. For a decade, he’s chosen perilous adventures and meaningless sex over the danger of any attachments. When he finally returns home to Pittsburgh, he’s slammed by the awakened memories and regret he’s spent years trying to escape.

A chance encounter brings them together. Their instant desire for each other –and the bond they discover between them – shocks them both. Despite her best efforts, Althea can’t resist Griffen’s charm or his intriguing proposition– if she agrees to a no-strings affair with him for the two weeks he’s in town, he swears he’ll walk away when their time is up. Assured she can test the waters of a new life while keeping her vow never to betray her husband’s memory by opening her heart to another, Althea throws herself into the escape Griffen provides her.

Their perfect plans go awry when the intensity of their connection overwhelms them. Will they risk it all on the chance of something great together…or will the power of their secrets and guilt tear them apart?


Chloe is a contemporary romance novelist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and their sweet dog. She is a native Washingtonian that graduated Duke University with a degree in English and Chinese language. She met her husband at Duke and he brought her to Pittsburgh over a decade ago, which she has loved ever since and made her adopted hometown. She also attended the University of Pittsburgh Law School where she continued to be a book-loving nerd.
Chloe has always loved writing and cherishes the opportunity to craft her fictional novels and share them with the world. When Chloe isn’t writing, she spends her time exploring Pittsburgh with her husband and friends. She also enjoys yoga, jogging, and all Pittsburgh sports, as well as her Duke Blue Devils.
She also thoroughly enjoys every opportunity to communicate with her readers. Since the release of her debut novel, Three Rivers, she has enjoyed the honor of meeting and talking with numerous fans, and looks forward to getting to know many more. 


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