Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Book Blast! Made to Forget by Samantha LaFantasie



There’s something that lies within my memory. Hidden in the dark. Something that can kill me and those that I love. But I was in an accident, covered in mystery and deception. And my memory…was lost. There are those who want me to remember. I don’t trust them. And those I do trust…are fighting for me to forget.

Elsabetha Ellery wants to get her memory back, even if it kills her.

After waking up in a hospital with no memory, Elsabetha quickly learns those who claim to be her friend are anything but. And those who are her true friends keep themselves unseen.

Stuck with piecing together her broken memories alone, Elsa struggles with having faith in those she trusts and heeding the warnings of the dangers in recovering her memory. Ignoring them, she faces heavy consequences. Ones she doesn’t see until it’s too late, and a life is lost.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others.
Among her writing credentials, she’s a board member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has founded her own critique group, lovingly named, The Fighting Hamsters.
Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.  


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cupa Cartilor Etapa 1 Runda 6 - Georgina Kincaid VS Magie de doi bani

Georgina Kincaid de Richelle Mead

Număr volume: 6 (serie completă)
Volume apărute în Romania: 6
An apariție: 2010
Editura: LEDA


Richelle Mead ne prezintă sucubii, niste ființe malefice care au fost lăsate să plece din iad cu scopul de a colecta sufletele cele mai pure, făcându-i pe oameni să trăiască după principiul hedonismului.

Georgina Kincaid este un sucub extrem de atrăgător care poate să își schimbe forma corpului în funcție de fanteziile bărbaților. Ea descoperă orice plăcere vinovată pe care aceștia o au, transformându-le fanteziile în realitate. Nu e nicidecum o damă de companie. E un sucub care trăiește cu ajutorul energiei pe care o colectează de la sufletele căzute în păcatul trupesc.

Oricât de malefică pare Georgina, veți vedea că până şi demonii au sentimente.Ca orice altă creatură malefică, înainte să devină un sucub simpatic, şi ea fost doar un simplu om, o fată care a greșit crunt și a vrut să își spele păcatele pentru a le oferi celor cărora le-a greşit o nouă viaţă. La rugămințile ei nu a răspuns însă un înger, ci un demon și astfel a ajuns Georgina să încheie un contract cu iadul, prin care a devenit slujnica lui pentru eternitate. În prezent, după secole întregi, încă regretă alegerea pe care a făcut-o în acel moment de răscruce.

Deși este prin definiție o ființă malefică, are un suflet extrem de bun și urăște că nu poate avea o relație în adevăratul sens al cuvântului cu cel de care s-a îndrăgostit.

Chiar dacă are momente în care se întristează aducându-și aminte de viața ei muritoare, Georgina își continuă traiul cu stil și șarm alături de prietenii ei nemuritori: Peter, Cody și Hugh. Se integrează cu ușurință în lumea umană, ducând o viață dublă: ziua e o simplă angajată la o librărie, iar seara un sucub pasional care își vânează prada pentru a o seduce.

Pe lângă asta, problemele se țin scai de ea ajungând mereu să investigheze atacurile care se petrec în lumea nemuritorilor din Seattle.

De parcă nu este suficientă amenințarea ce umbrește viața semenilor ei, ea trebuie să se mai descurce și cu tumultuoasa ei viață sentimentală. Apar, nu unul, ci doi bărbați extrem de diferiți care îi complică și mai tare viața. Unul dintre ei este nimeni altul decât scriitorul ei favorit, Seth, o persoană timidă, cu un suflet mare, căruia Georgina îi adoră toate romanele pline de aventură, adrenalină și erotism. După Seth își face apariția și Roman: senzual, încăpățânat și curajos, un fermecător profesor de lingvistică și un excepțional dansator.

Trebuie să votați "Georgina Kincaid" pentru că este o serie scrisă într-un mod inedit și captivant de talentata Richelle Mead, dezvăluindu-ne cu ușurință lumea misterioasă a Georginei și viața ei palpitantă, plină de intrigi și suspans. 

(Walking on Letters / Bibliophile Mystery)


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Magie de doi bani de Kelley Armstrong

Număr volume: 13 (serie completă)
Volume apărute în Romania: 3
An apariție: 2012
Editura: LEDA


Magie de doi bani este a treia carte din seria Femei din Cealaltă Lume, însă nu are deloc legătură cu primele două, aceasta fiind axată strict pe vrăjitori și vrăjitoare. Acesta este singurul motiv pentru care am decis să o prezint ca fiind cap de serie în Cupa Cărților, deoarece consider că interesul cititorilor a fost atras strict de elementul magic al acestui volum trei, neexploatat la fel de mult în cele două volume precedente, care se axează mai mult pe vârcolaci. 

Deși această trecere de la un elment supranatural la altul poate părea un pic mai greu de asimilat pentru cititorii primelor două volume, Kelley Armstrong îi va acapara numaidecât cu stilul ei excelent, plin de umor negru, lumea secretă a vrăjitoriei care operează în spatele celei moderne și descrierea celor două specii. Faptul că aceștia trebuie să-și ascundă abilitățile de oamenii normali adaugă romanului o tentă de realism.

Nimic nu este roz iar problemele nu capătă peste noapte soluții miraculoase, unele evenimente având chiar consecințe ireparabile. 

În urma morții mamei ei, vrăjitoarea Paige devine liderul Sabatului și este hotărâtă să aibă grijă de adolescenta Savannah, dar întâmpină probleme mari atât din partea tatălui ei biologic – care apare pe neașteptate și își cere drepturile părintești – cât și a Sabatului care ar fi mult mai mulțumit dacă ar scăpa de copil.

Povestea ne este prezentată din punctul de vedere al lui Paige, pe care unii dintre voi o cunosc din volumul precedent, cu toate că este posibil să nu o fi îndrăgit foarte mult. Ei bine, aici Paige vă va surprinde plăcut. Desigur, este cam încăpățânată uneori și poate un pic fixistă, dar asta nu face decât să o apropie de cititor, oferindu-i o alură umană, iar când persoanele apropiate, viața și tot ceea ce o înconjoară se destramă, este normal să se agațe de ceea ce știe și să încerce să-și reafirme credințele și viziunile normale asupra lumii. Dar când toate acestea dau greș, Paige reușește să se adapteze, iar acesta este cel mai de admirat lucru în Magie de doi bani. 

Trebuie să votați Magie de doi bani pentru că este amuzantă, antrenantă, întunecată uneori și cu un strop de romantism. Diviziunea magică dintre vrăjitori și vrăjitoare este extrem de interesantă. Oare ce s-ar întâmpla dacă speciile s-ar amesteca? Copii rezultați ar deține ambele puteri sau numai puterea specifică sexului lor?

(Bibliophile Mystery)




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Cover Reveal! A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson

 
  Expected release: June 17, 2013 
  Genre: Mystery 
  Age Group: New Adult/Adult 
  Cover designed by: Okay Creations  
Event Organizer: ATomR 
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  I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did. Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw. Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, has passed away under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker. Returning to Hope Parish to lay her beloved aunt to rest, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s death. Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship. As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. 

 A Perfect Secret Series: Three perfect girls, three perfect secrets, one unholy trinity. 

About the Author 


Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic comedy/mystery, new adult, and urban fantasy. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.   


 

Book Blitz! Replacing Gentry by Julie N. Ford



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When Marlie agrees to attend a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her a chilling message.

Despite the cadaver's warning, Marlie is married a year later to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step-sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past ends with Marlie in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy.

A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels of Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she learns the truth about the man she married.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julie N. Ford graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a Marriage & Family Counselor. In addition to Replacing Gentry, she is the author of two women’s fiction novels, The Woman He Married and No Holly for Christmas, published in 2011. She also wrote a romance/chick-lit novel, Count Down to Love, published in 2011. Count Down to Love was a 2011 Whitney Award finalist.

Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two daughters and one baby hedgehog. For more information or see what Julie is working on now, you can visit her at JulieNFord.com.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Trailer Reveal and Giveaway! Soul Taken by Katlyn Duncan



Publisher: Carina UK
Release date: June 4th
Formats: eBook

After-life just got a lot more complicated

Maggie is a Soul Collector. It’s her job to transport souls from the Living Realm to the After – but during a mission to find a stolen soul, she ends up stuck in a teen mean girl’s body.

Trapped, Maggie’s soul is catapulted into Ally’s life – and the human world she hasn’t experienced for one hundred years. But, as a descendant of the most powerful beings in the After, Maggie must rescue Ally before the girl’s soul dies…

To survive, Maggie must uncover devastating secrets – because with one soul taken by a terrifying enemy, Maggie’s could be next!




ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.


Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.

EXCERPT

A suffocating heat pressed all points of my soul. Even though I hadn’t breathed in a hundred years, I felt the need to inhale, yet I couldn’t. A fire burned in my chest.

I attempted to open my eyes, to move one finger, a toe maybe, but the pressure immobilized my body. The burning sensation tore through me over and over until I had just about given up the fight.

But, just as quickly as the pressure came, it lifted, bringing a seemingly endless barrage of images. I was experiencing someone else’s memories, as if I took a back seat in her mind and watched her life flash before our eyes. I caught her image in a mirror, a small golden-haired girl.

Ally?

I tried to slow the images or possibly make sense of them but, just as I grabbed a hold on one of them, it slipped through my fingers and moved onto the next. I followed this girl through all the moments of her life as her memories flashed before my eyes.

Darker emotions overlapped the girl’s happy memories. I saw a young red-haired girl in an old-fashioned dress; her demure eyes looked back at me. Jealousy flared through me. My heart squeezed, watching this girl who was not part of Ally’s memories. A rush of energy pumped through my body; the power touched every fiber of my soul. Then the vision dissolved and I was forced back to experiencing Ally.

Was I dreaming?

Souls didn’t dream. I told myself firmly.

The visions started to slow and I was able to focus on one.

I had to tell them, even though Dad said I couldn’t. But in a week I wouldn’t be the same girl. Or would I? I still wasn’t clear on everything. Becoming a Guard: it was my life’s mission, he had said. A life that was no longer my own. Would it be easier to let this life slip away? I would regret each day if I didn’t. Maybe I would start with Seth. Sweet Seth. He’d be crushed, but someone would take my place. Dad had said something about people—humans— was I not human? Humans were drawn to those like me. Maybe Seth only liked me because I was different, unexplainably different.

I ripped the paper off the coffee sleeve. It was now or never.


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BOOK BLITZ! Now or Never by A.J. Bennett



Publication date: June 19th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with ‘no strings attached’ relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn’t plan on Derrick.

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away.

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it’s now or never—walk away or make it work.


INTERVIEW

Now or Never is your debut novel how long did it take to write?

I worked on Now or Never for several months. It was a slow process. I’ve been intrigued by the New Adult genre. I love that sex is not taboo in the genre. And the age bracket is great. The college years are about finding yourself and experiencing life without the boundaries of your parents.

What are you currently working on?

I’m almost finished with my second novel. It’s going to be called Unintentional Virgin. It’s been fun to write and can’t wait to release it. After that I’m going to start on a book about Luna the twin sister in Now or Never. Because I’ve had so many request to find out what happens with Grayson and Derrick. I thought that would be a good way to see where they are and also learn more about the free spirt Luna.

Do you have a favorite writing snack?

Popcorn. I LOVE popcorn.

Where do you prefer to write?

I really enjoy writing in cafes. There is something relaxing about that environment. Not to mention it’s a great place to people watch.

Some authors still hand write and then type on the computer. What about you?

Goodness no. My handwriting is terrible and I probably wouldn’t be able to tell half of what I’d written. I’m all about the laptop. I love to move around while I’m writing.

How would you describe your two main characters?

Grayson is a bit lost and confused. She recently got out of a horrible relationship and has never experienced any other men so she goes a little overboard. And she does it for the wrong reasons. She is really drawn to Derrick but not ready to believe he could possible be the one for her.

Derrick is hard to figure out. He had been hurt in the past. The only woman he ever loved cheated on him with a friend of his. So for the last few years he’s been unwilling and uninterested in settling down. When he meets Grayson he knows he’s going to fall so he keeps her at a distance.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I love to read, go hiking and hang out with my husband.

Do you have any advice for new writers?

Write everyday was the best piece of advice I’ve received. Even if you don’t feel like it. It’s good to get your brain in the routine.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She’s addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she’s extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.




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Cover Reveal! The Adventures of Finn MacCullen #2 - Gideon's Spear by Darby Karchut


Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: 2/4/2014

For Finn MacCullen, it’s time to Irish up.

With a shout, Finn held the spear aloft. “Come along, ye manky beasties,” he yelled, throwing every bit of Gideon-ness he could into his voice. “I’ve a wee point to share with ye!” Gripping the end of the shaft in both hands, he swung it around and around over his head, creating a whistling sound. “Faugh a ballagh!”
“The Spear!” Goblin voices screeched in panic. “The Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan!”
“Yeah, you got that right!” Finn yelled back.
When a power-crazed sorceress and the neighborhood pack of beast-like goblins team up and threaten both his master and his friends, thirteen-year-old Finn (not Finnegan) MacCullen does the only thing an apprentice monster hunter can do: he takes the fight to the enemy.
And woe to the foe he meets along the way.

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Praise for Finn Finnegan
(Book One of The Adventures of Finn MacCullen)

“Overall, a great choice for adventure-loving readers who prefer their battle scenes with a hefty dose of ancient weaponry, ground-fighting skills, and just a touch of magic." --School Library Journal

"If Lloyd Alexander had written The Ranger's Apprentice, the result might have been something like Finn Finnegan. Fantastic!" --Mike Mullin, author of Ashfall and Ashen Winter


"Finn Finnegan brings classic adventure into a modern day setting for a great read.”
--Dee Garretson, author of Wildfire Run and Wolf Storm


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cupa Cartilor Etapa 1 Runda 5 - Jocul minciunii VS Vanatoare nocturna

Jocul Minciunii de Sara Shepard

Număr volume: 5 (serie incompletă)
Număr volume apărute la noi: 3
An apariție: 2011
Editura: LEDA


       Plină de mister, suspans, si secrete, această carte pătrunde în vieţile tinerilor bogați, surprinzând jocurile lor sinistre și răutăcioase, superficialitatea lor, obișnuința de a trata totul ca pe o glumă sau ca pe o serie impresionantă de farse, indiferent cât de puternic sunt afectați cei din jur..
          Emma doreşte să își cunoască personal sora geamănă, pe Sutton, de a cărei existență nici măcar nu știuse, dar după ce aceasta dispare brusc în ziua în care trebuiau să se întâlnească, Emma este nevoita să-i „fure” identitatea și să încerce să afle ce i s-a întâmplat.
            Obişnuită cu sărăcia şi cu o existenţă chinuită, Emma este impresionată de viaţa luxoasă pe care o are Sutton, dar când partea întunecată a acesteia iese la iveală, încetează să mai fie atât de tentantă și își pierde, treptat, tot farmecul. Pentru că Sutton era răzgâiată, răutăcioasă, superficială, obișnuită să-i rănească pe cei din jur fără să îi pese, aceasta își îndepărtase prietenii. Emma nu știe încă asta, dar afla în curând, când începe să pună cap la cap totul și să descopere câți potențiali dușmani are sora ei, unii dintre ei chiar cu motive serioase pentru care ar fi putut-o ucide fără să clipească.
            Sara Shepard este o artistă a suspansului. De la acțiune până la personaje, ea dă noțiunii de mister o nouă semnificație și reușește să țină cititorii pe jar, facându-le inimile să bată mai tare în punctele culminante ale romanului. Stilul ei este concis, direct la subiect, cu suficiente detalii încât să mențină curiozitatea și atenția cititorilor.
Jocul Minciunii este o carte impresionantă mai ales datorită legăturii atât de puternice dintre cele două surori gemene. Este evident că deși personajele principale sunt identice ca înfățișare, au personalități total opuse. Emma e drăguță, amabilă, atentă cu cei din jur, pe când Sutton era o fată care ar fi făcut orice pentru a obține ceea ce își dorea, fără să aibă considerație și respect pentru nimeni. Jocul Minciunii ne arată și cât de mult contribuie mediul în care au trăit la formarea caracterelor lor, a principiilor și regulilor după care se ghidează in viață.
Personajele secundare sunt și ele foarte bine conturate, fiecare având secrete și intenții câtuși de puțin inocente.

            Trebuie să votați Jocul minciunii pentru că este un rollercoaster de emoții, fiind o carte imprevizibilă, sinistră, dar și captivantă! Curiozitatea și suspansul vă însoțesc constant, veți râde și vă veți întrista alături de personajele principale.
(Walking on Letters/Bibliophile Mystery)

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Vânătoare Nocturnă de Jeaniene Frost

Număr volume: 6 (serie incompletă)
Număr volume apărute la noi: 1
An apariție: 2012
Editura: LEDA

VÂNĂTOARE NOCTURNĂ este o serie de top a genului Urban Fantasy, cunoscută și apreciată peste hotare, de aceea puține altele o pot depăși sau se pot ridica măcar la nivelul ei.
Deși este ea însăși pe jumătate vampir – sau tocmai din această cauză - Catherine Crawfield, aka Cat Raven și-a făcut un scop din a scăpa lumea de cât mai mulți vampiri cu putință. Avantajul cel mai mare al faptului ca este o rară anomalie a naturii, îl reprezintă faptul că ea, spre deosebire de ei, are puls,  așa că vampirilor nici nu le trece prin cap ce-i așteaptă. Îi momește, îi atrage în locuri izolate promițandu-le sex, apoi îi străpunge cu un țăruș. Deși îi este cam greu să scape de cadavre, s-a descurcat bine în toți acești ani.
Singurul care nu cade pradă farmecelor ei și își păstrează garda sus este Bones, un vampir vânător de recompense. Mai mult, o capturează și îi dă de ales: să se antreneze și să lucreze pentru el sau să moară.
Așa începe marea VÂNĂTOARE NOCTURNĂ, plină de aventuri, bătălii sângeroase, replici amuzante, tensiune sexuală și nu numai.
Cat și Bones formează o pereche absolut perfectă, fără scrupule atât în ceea ce privește coliziunile amoroase, cât și pe cele cu dușmanii.  El o completează, o face mai puternică și reușește să o convingă să-și accepte identitatea. Chimia dintre ei e de necontestat, cei doi presărând povestea cu incredibil comic de limbaj și de situație!
Însă n-avem de-a face cu un roman paranormal-romance, în care eroii se îndrăgostesc orbește. Cat îl obligă să muncească pentru a-i câștiga încrederea, dragostea, în timp ce noi, cititorii, culegem foloasele.
Cineva spunea că Jeaniene Frost creează personaje pe care ți-ai dori să le întâlnești în viața de zi cu zi. Eu aș îndrăzni să afirm că e cam periculos, pentru că sunt genul de caractere care mai întâi omoară și apoi întreabă, deci probabil m-aș feri de ei pe stradă, însă în paginile cărții sunt pur și simplu adorabili.

Trebuie să votați Vânătoare Nocturnă dacă vă plac vampirii sexy, pe motocicletă, eroinele bad-ass cu limba ascuțită și scene înfierbîntate de luptă.

(Bibliophile Mystery)


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Book Blitz + Giveaway Summer Love by Marysue G. Hobika


Series: Senior Year #1
Publication date: June 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary


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Carly and her best friend Becca are ready to drop a nuclear bomb on summer. It’s the last one before reality sets in and they’re off on their own. Carly is ready to break the mold and stop being known as a goody-two-shoes. In order to get the ball rolling, she agrees to a double date with Gavin – her good-looking, yet moody, lab partner.

Gavin doesn’t have summer plans except to work at his two jobs and hang out in his room drawing. He likes to keep to himself, but lets his brother Nate talk him into going on a double date. Carly isn’t like the rest of the girls at school that drive him crazy. She doesn’t ask a lot of questions and seems to know when to give him the space he craves. Gavin always thought that she was beautiful, but he believes that relationships and love are a lost cause.

Will their date prove that summer love is right around the corner or will it be a dead end?


Excerpt
The band played and I held my breath, waiting to hear Carly’s voice. I thought maybe she’d lost her nerve. I was ready to rush in and rescue her, even if she didn’t want me to, when, like magic, she began to sing. The notes that came out of her mouth were full and sensuous, changing the band’s sound completely. It was harmonious, free flowing, and full. 

I’d heard the band last summer, and even though they were good, something had always been missing. That something was Carly. Her voice fit and molded perfectly with Nate’s, and I felt another tinge of jealousy. Their sound filtered through the cracks and walls of the garage and into the night air. For a second, I forgot how to breathe. I found myself slinking back into the garage as the song came to an end. I felt empty and lost when she hit the last note, and every cell in my body craved more. I’d been wrong. So very wrong. 

Everyone in the garage was silent, as if the music had cast a spell on them. All of a sudden, led by Ed, claps and cheers echoed. Carly looked elated until her gaze landed on me. I read in her eyes that she thought I was a jerk for not believing in her, and I couldn’t blame her. I was a jerk. 

“Damn!” shouted Ed. “That gave me goose bumps.” He hugged himself, rubbing his hands over his arms. 
“I told you Carly could sing,” Becca said, directing her words toward Nate. 

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Teaser Time: Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Startled, my head jerked up and my eyes met his. They were a furious shade of gunmetal gray, and they were so open. Raw pain flowed from them, and I wanted to look away from that, to take the coward’s way out.
“My heart stopped when that damn door closed on me. I could hear you two fighting. I could hear him taunting you, and I could hear him breaking your bones. And there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it.” He placed his hands on either side of my legs. Tension rippled through the muscles in his arms. “You never should’ve faced something like that alone.”
“But you would’ve died.”
“And because I love you, I am willing to die to save you from that. Don’t you dare take that decision from me again.” 

Cover Reveal! Dream Girl by S.J. Lomas

Expected publication date: November 2013 from Scribe Publishing.
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.
"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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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Mortal Instruments - Together


Mortal Instruments is in theaters AUGUST 21st!

Cover Reveal: The Mephisto Mark by Trinity Faegen


The Mephisto Mark: The Redemption of Phoenix
Expected publication: September 2013


He’s living on the edge – she’s completely broken.

Orphaned at six and sent to live with abusive relatives in Bucharest, Mariah learned early in life to box up violent, agonizing memories and put them in permanent mental storage. Now almost nineteen, she has a paying job, a tiny apartment, and a plan to attend university. She loves her independence and is steadily overcoming her past, but when an enigmatic stranger walks into the pub where she works and the trajectory of her life changes yet again, she begins to wonder if she’ll run out of mental shelf space.

The only females unafraid of the Mephisto brothers are the extremely rare Anabo, born without Original Sin. Over one hundred years ago, Phoenix was first to find one, but he made a fatal mistake and she was murdered by his oldest brother and enemy, Eryx. Phoenix soldiered through the next century wrapped up in grief and guilt, his only outlet planning takedowns of those who pledged their souls to Eryx. When one of his brothers brings Mariah to Mephisto Mountain, he’s torn between his instinctive, powerful need to pursue her, and his certainty that he can never have her.

Drawn into the world of the Mephisto, Mariah sees the pain and misery Eryx unleashes on humanity, and the boxes in her mind begin to fly open, one by one. All that keeps her from slipping off the edge is her unlikely, sexually charged friendship with Phoenix. He’s incredibly screwed up; she’s completely broken. It would take a miracle for them to find happiness. Then Eryx brings the war for Hell to a whole new level, forcing Mariah and Phoenix to make a choice that will bind them together for all eternity, or rip them apart forever.


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ABOUT TRINITY FAEGEN

Trinity Faegen is a multi-published RITA winning author who also writes romance as Stephanie Feagan. A practicing CPA who loves travel, books, and smart guys, she lives in the outback of west Texas with her husband and a mean cat.

For bonus content and more about the Mephisto, please visit her website at www.trinityfaegen.com.



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