Archive | January, 2014

Super Bowl Half Time twitter chat ,cover reveal, and giveaway with Julie Brannagh

31 Jan

Are you ready for some football this weekend?! We can’t wait, and it’s about more than just the game for us!  


Julie Brannagh, author of BLITZING EMILY (on-sale 1/7), is taking over the Avon Books twitter account (@AVONBOOKS)on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 for a Super Bowl Half Time Twitter Blitz! Julie will be talking about all things love, football, books and more!  As if a conversation about all our favorite things AND a giveaway—that includes some hot Avon sports romances—isn’t enough, Julie will also be revealing the awesome cover of CATCHING CAMERON(the third book in her series)!


Just in time for the Seattle Sea Hawks vs the Denver Broncos Super Bowl showdown (and the anticipation of her forthcoming title RUSHING AMYon- sale 2/11) Julie wants you to join in on the fun!  We’d love for you to stop by, chat, and say hello. Just use the hashtag #LUVFOOTBALL during half time on Sunday, February 2nd (estimated to be around 8-8:30PM EST) and you’re in!


Below you’ll find a rafflecopter widget to share on your page. Did we mention the giveaway includes some fantastic sports romance writers (Julie Brannagh, Rachel Gibson, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and Jennifer Seasons)?



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Feel free to start sharing the awesome news today! I look forward to chatting with you this Sunday!


About the books:

All is fair in Love and Football…


A sexy football star tries to reform his image and his life by rescuing a klutzy and reluctant-to-love opera diva in the first book in Julie Brannagh’s irresistible new series


Emily Hamilton doesn’t trust men. She’s much more comfortable playing the romantic lead on stage in front of a packed house than in her own life. So, when NFL star and irresistible ladies’ man Brandon McKenna acts as her personal white knight, she has no illusions he’ll stick around. However, a misunderstanding with the press throws them together in a fake engagement that yields unexpected (and breathtaking) benefits.


Every time Brandon calls her “Sugar,” Emily almost believes Brandon’s playing for keeps, not just to score. Can she let down her defenses and get her own Happily Ever After?


When Amy meets former-football-star-turned-analyst Matt at her sister Emily’s wedding she knows he will turn her world upside down, but is that necessarily a bad thing?  For Amy Hamilton, only three F’s matter: Family, Football, and Flowers. It might be nice to find someone to share forever with too, but right now she’s working double overtime while she gets her flower shop off the ground. The last thing she needs or wants is a distraction…or help, for that matter. Especially in the form of gorgeous and aggravatingly arrogant ex-NFL star Matt Stephens.


Matt lives by a playbook–his playbook. He never thought his toughest opponent would come in the form of a stunning florist with a stubborn streak to match his own. Since meeting her in the bar after her sister’s wedding, he’s known there’s something between them. When she refuses, again and again, to go out with him, Matt will do anything to win her heart… But will Amy, who has everything to lose, let the clock run out on the one-yard line?


The Little Android – Short Story by Marissa Meyer!

29 Jan

Little Android

Post by Marrisa Meyer:

My newest short story, “The Little Android,” was released yesterday on WattPad! It was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” and is set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles.

(It also features a cameo from a much-beloved cyborg!)

When Mech6.0, an unimportant android, saves the life of a handsome hardware engineer, her body is destroyed and a glitch is discovered in her programming. Androids aren’t meant to develop unpractical reasoning or near-emotional responses . . . let alone fall in love.


The story has 6 chapters and, as you can tell, is based off of Marrisa Meyer’s debut novel series, The Lunar Chronicles.

Marissa Meyer will be touring these areas in the next couple of days:

The Orlando Tour Signing on February 18 at 7:00 pm.

Barnes & Noble #2998

481 N. Alafaya Trail

Orlando, FL 32828

*Canada Events*

Burnaby, BC

Saturday, February 22, 2:00 pm

Chapters Metrotown

Toronto, ON

Monday, February 24, 7:00 pm

Indigo Yorkdale

*Fan-hosted Blog Chat*

Some fans are hosting a Lunar Chronicles fan-chat on Feb. 3 at 4:30p.m. (Eastern time??). Details are found in the comments here if you would like to join in!

Be With Me 5 Chapter Reveal!

23 Jan

We are thrilled to get to share with you the first 5 chapters from BE WITH ME! This is the next book in the With You Saga by Jennifer L. Armentrout, writing as J. Lynn, and is being published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. These 5 chapters should get you ready because BE WITH ME releases on February 4th! Check out all of the information we have for you below, read the first 5 chapters, and then go pre-order your copy ASAP!

* Amazon * Barnes and Noble *

BE WITH ME Synopsis:
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wait
for You
Do Teresa and Jase have a real shot at getting together
or will life get in the way?
Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with
her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a
truly amazing, mind-blowing, life-changing kiss. Then she got out of a terrible
relationship. Now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good.
It’s time for plan B: college. And maybe she’ll have a chance to convince Jase
that what they have together is real.
Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling
anyone—especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even
though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his
responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a
relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about is kissing the
one girl who could ruin everything for him.


As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase
and Teresa can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar
danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed
couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together and what they’re
willing to lose if they’re not. . . .

Be With Me Excerpt <– Link to 5 chapter Excerpt! Or copy and paste it into your browser:
Jennifer L.
# 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.

* Website * Twitter * Facebook * J.Lynn * Jennifer L. Armentrout * Goodreads *

Be With Me Teaser Pic 3 + GIVEAWAY!

22 Jan

See details for the giveaway here:

Savor Release Day Launch

21 Jan

We are pleased to announce that Monica Murphy’s SAVOR is now available for purchase! SAVOR is a sexy Contemporary Romance novel in Monica’s The Billionaire Bachelors Club Series, published by Avon Impulse (an imprint of HarperCollins). Go out and grab your copy today!!




New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office…

Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.

With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.

But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?

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“Don’t be so cranky. It’s okay to admit you have a thing for Bryn.” Ivy leans forward in her chair, a secretive smile curling her lips. “I have a feeling she has a thing for you too, you know.”

I do know. And I can’t act on it. Bryn James works for me. She’s my assistant. She’s by my side constantly; we spend more time with each other than probably anyone else in our lives, especially lately what with the winery’s grand reopening approaching. She’s a representative of my business. If I were to fuck around with the help and the relationship fell apart, I’d be in huge trouble. She could screw me over financially every which way by suing me for sexual harassment and I’d be left with a limp dick in my hand and a ruined business.

Yeah. Not going to take the chance. Saw it happen with my father. Not going to let it happen to me.

“It doesn’t matter. Nothing can happen.” I send Ivy a stern look. “And this conversation can never leave this office.” Glancing over her shoulder, I try to see if Bryn is at her desk but the chair is empty.

Thank Christ.

Ivy’s expression goes solemn and she holds up three fingers. “This conversation stays here. Scout’s honor.”

“You were never a scout,” I mutter, afraid she’s making a promise on an untruth. She’ll probably just blab to everyone. Or specifically Archer and Gage. I don’t need to hear their shit.

And I am worrying way too much over this.

She laughs again. “I won’t say a word, I promise. But I need to tell you something, Matt.” She leans in close, her voice dropping. “She’s got a major crush on you. You might not see it but it’s there—sounding in her voice, shining in her eyes, every time she looks at you, talks about you. The way her body turns into yours every time the two of you are together . . . it’s pretty obvious. A body language expert would have a field day with you two.”

Body language expert? What the hell is Ivy talking about? “I have no idea what you’re referring to, but office crushes are just that. Crushes. Harmless attractions no one ever acts on. Period. End of story.”

This is what I keep telling myself. I can’t pursue anything with Bryn, no matter how much I’m tempted to. Not only would it be wildly inappropriate, dating my assistant, but we come from two different worlds. She seems nice and normal, quiet and unobtrusive, and I am anything but. My life has been a circus sideshow for years.

“I get it. You’re trying to do the right thing, and I admire that. So, of course you don’t see anything beyond an efficient assistant in Miss James.”

Well. Ivy’s not too far off the mark. When I first met Bryn, she hardly said two words, kept her head bent when I spoke to her and offered lots of yessir and nosir answers. She had this way of almost blending in with the walls, like she didn’t want anyone to notice her.

So I didn’t.

As we got comfortable working together though, something happened. I’m thinking Ivy had a hand in Bryn’s slow transformation. She actually makes eye contact when she speaks to me, and she’s become somewhat animated. Started to wear bolder colors as well, drawing my attention to her chest though I keep my eyes averted as best I can.

These subtle changes made me notice all of the little things—like the color of her eyes (blue), how her hair looks (like silk and I want to touch it), and the tempting fullness of her lips (they’re spectacular).

Her gaze lingers when she looks at me and sometimes so does mine. Her smile softens, her voice drops lower when she speaks, sparking my imagination. Would she sound like that right before I kissed her? Took off her clothes? Took her to my bed?

Yeah. All of those are dangerous thoughts. I almost prefer the old Miss James. The one who was like the wallpaper—boring and nondescript. Mean to say, but hell, the last thing I need is a distraction.

And she’s become the biggest distraction I’m currently facing. The very last one I need.


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MonicaMurphypic-250x373ABOUT MONICA MURPHY:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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Join Monica Murphy and Maya Rodale for Dueling Billionaires!

17 Jan

On 1/20, 1/21, and 1/22, Maya and Monica are engaging in a bit of a duel: who’s got the best billionaire, Maya’s BAD BOY BILLIONAIRES GIRL GONE WILD (featuring billionaire Duke Austen), or Monica’s SAVOR (featuring billionaire bachelor Matthew Deluca). Show your support for the billionaire of your choice by putting up one (or both) of these buttons (attached).


cid:87EC7E86-6F26-490F-B44E-C0009114B91C@san.rr.comDUELING BILLIONAIRES BLOG HOP STOPS:

·         1/20:

·         1/21:

·         1/22:


Maya and Monica will hop from blog to blog and encourage readers to vote for their favorite billionaire—of course, each author will defend her case with a new exclusive guest post each day, and all voters will be entered to win a prize: one voter in favor of each Matthew Deluca and Duke Austen will be selected at random to receive a $25 Sephora gift card.


The winners of the Dueling Billionaire blog hop giveaway will be announced on Wednesday, 1/22, during a twitter chat with Maya and Monica, from 3-4PM EST. Be sure to join in using #BillionaireLove—one lucky commenter will be selected to win a copy of each of their billionaire books!

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