Archive | February, 2014

White Hot Kiss Release Day Launch (+ Giveaway)!

25 Feb

We are beyond excited to participate in the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout’s WHITE HOT KISS! WHITE HOT KISS is a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen TODAY! This is the first full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series and one you’ll want to grab as soon as you finish reading this post.

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ABOUT WHITE HOT KISS:

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.

EXCERPT:

“I don’t think of Zayne that way!”

She laughed. “What man-parts-loving female in this world doesn’t think of Zayne that

way? I can barely keep myself breathing when I see him. All the guys in school have squishy

waists. I can tell Zayne doesn’t. He’s the awesome sauce with extra sauce.”

That he was and he so didn’t have a squishy waist, but I tuned Stacey out at that point. I

really did need to cram for this test and I also didn’t want my fantasies involving Zayne to

occupy my mind right now. Especially after I’d woken up this morning, carefully tucked under

the covers. The bed had smelled like him: sandalwood and crisp linen.

“Oh, sweet baby Jesus in a manger,” Stacey murmured.

I clenched my jaw, cupping my hands over my ears.

She jabbed me in the side with her elbow. At this rate I’d be covered in bruises before

lunchtime. “Our bio class just got a billion times more interesting. And hotter, lots and lots

hotter. Holy mother, I want to have his babies. Not now of course, but definitely later. But I’d

like to start practicing soon.”

The cell wall is a thick and rigid layer covering the plasma something, something plant

cells…

Stacey stiffened all of a sudden. “Oh my God, he’s coming—”

Composed of fat and sugar—

Something slender and shiny fell from who knew where, landing in the middle of Sam’s

notes. Blinking tightly, it took me a couple of seconds to recognize the faded and half peeled

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sticker covering the back of the silver cell phone.

My heart slammed against my ribs. Gripping the edges of the notebook, I slowly lifted

my gaze. Unnaturally beautiful golden eyes met mine.

“You forgot this last night.”

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Now that you have a taste for this fabulous new series, here are the details for the AMAZING international giveaway!!! Harlequin Teen is giving away a large Harlequin Teen Tote.

Tote Includes:

• Harlequin TEEN branded tote

• The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (trade)

• Pawn by Aimee Carter (hard cover)

• Crash Into You by Katie McGarry (hard cover)

• Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter (hard cover)

• 2 copies of White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

• 1 pair of black harlequin branded socks (they are so comfy!)

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Author PhotoAbout Jennifer L. Armentrout:

# 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.

Links:

Series Website: http://www.thedarkelementsseries.com

Website: http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlarmentrout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout

Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4476934.Jennifer_L_Armentrout

WHITE HOT KISS Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17455585-white-hot-kiss?bf=500&from_search=true

White Hot Kiss Teaser!

21 Feb

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“What’s up, Layla-bug?” he asked.

Part of me loved it when he used my childhood nickname. The other part—the part that wasn’t a little girl anymore—loathed it.  I peeked at him through my lashes. He was fully clothed now. What a shame. “Who’s on the roof?”

He sat beside me. “A few travelers from out of town needed a place to rest. Abbot offered them beds, but they preferred the roof.  They didn’t—” He stopped suddenly, leaning forward, grabbing my leg. “Why are your knees scuffed up?”

My brain sort of shorted out the moment his hand touched my bare leg. A hot flush stole over my cheeks, spreading way, way down. I gazed at his high cheekbones and those lips—oh, God, those lips were perfect. A thousand fantasies blossomed. All of them involved him, me and the ability to kiss him without sucking out his soul.

“Layla, what did you get into tonight?” He dropped my leg.

I shook my head, dispelling those hopeless dreams. “Um…well, nothing.”

Zayne moved closer, staring at me as if he could see through my lies. He had an uncanny ability to do so. But if I told him everything, like the Upper Level demon part, they’d never let me leave the house alone. I liked my freedom. It was about the only thing I had.

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White Hot Kiss comes out February 25th! Don’t miss it!

Lauren Blakely’s Caught Up In Love Series Cover Reveal!

20 Feb

We are so excited to bring to you Lauren Blakely’s new covers for CAUGHT UP IN US and PRETENDING HE’S MINE today! Lauren gave us a special message to share with you about why the covers are changing.

Caught Up in Us and Pretending He’s Mine are my first two books, and while I have great affection for the original covers and the way readers responded to those two romances, I wanted the covers to better match the look of the rest of my books. I began working with the Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations starting with Trophy Husband and she went on to also design Playing With Her Heart’s cover as well as my No Regrets series. I love the work she did on those books, and while she was busy creating the cover for my next novel, Night After Night (releasing in May!), I asked Helen Williams at All Booked Out to do a cover makeover for Caught Up in Us and Pretending He’s Mine so that those could match Playing With Her Heart’s look. Helen does amazing work and has done many graphics for me and other book covers, so I knew she would be able to do a brilliant redo — she also redid the covers in only one weekend!! It was a fast turnaround and I am thrilled with the new looks, and especially how well all the books play together now. And to celebrate the redesign as well as the one-year anniversary of Pretending He’s Mine this month, I will be offering Pretending He’s Mine for free on iBooks starting today and through the weekend! (It’s possible Amazon might price match the free offering, but I can’t guarantee what Amazon will do so if you want to read it for free, snag it on iBooks!)
 
Aren’t they gorgeous? See below for individual pictures of each new cover and all of the information on each, as well as where you can find Lauren and stalk-we mean follow-her!
 
ABOUT CAUGHT UP IN US:
 
A New York Times and USA Today
Bestseller!
 
A second
chance at first love…
 
Five years ago, Kat Harper
fell into a dizzying summer romance with her brother’s best friend Bryan. It
was a mad, crazy love full of kisses all through the night — but he broke her
heart and she had to move on. Five years later, Kat is finishing her graduate
degree and building her business as a jewelry designer, when Bryan, head of his
own successful company, walks back into her life. Bryan has been assigned to
Kat as her new business mentor and the rules are clear. No hanky panky
permitted. Kat can handle that because she’s totally over him… right? Except,
he still makes her laugh, and he remembers all the things she likes. Not to
mention that he’s even more handsome now than he was then. Then there’s the
spark between them — the simply undeniable chemistry, and the tender ways he
shows he still cares for her. Can they resist each other the second time around
or will first love trump all? 
Recommended
for 17+ due to sexual content.
Caught Up In
Us is the first book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Caught Up
In Love series, that includes Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart and
Trophy Husband. (While each book can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely
enjoy the other books too.)
 
 

PRETENDING HE’S MINE:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BNFOR1Y

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BNFOR1Y

BN: http://bit.ly/1c0v3kS

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1e5bDt1 or

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pretending-hes-mine/id617200606?mt=11

ABOUT PRETENDING HE’S MINE:
 
“The one
you like best. That’s my favorite position. My favorite thing is making you
feel good.” 
 

Reeve Larkin needs a job. Sure, the actor is talented and gorgeous in that
dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But he lost out on a
part in a big movie, and now his day job hours have been slashed too.
What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the
fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner,
who must appear temporarily attached if she’s to land a coveted gig casting a
red-hot film. So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her
fiance until she closes the deal. The trouble is – she’s sexy-as-hell and damn
near irresistible to him. And he’s not only a great guy, but also the best
dirty talker she’s ever met. It doesn’t take long for their pretend love affair
to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the
Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York
Public Library. 
 
A red-hot
love affair. An intense connection.
 But as the lines between make-believe
and matters of the heart blur, can two people working in the world of acting
fake it til they make it?
 
Recommended
for 17+ due to sexual content.

Pretending He’s Mine is a novella in the New York Times and USA Today
bestselling Caught Up In Love
 series, that includes Caught Up in Us,
Playing With Her Heart and Trophy Husband. (While each book can be read as a
standalone, you’ll likely enjoy the other books too.)

 
About Lauren Blakely:
 
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance
novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York
Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like
the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family,
laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in
California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught
Up In Us
Pretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart,
and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name
Daisy Whitney.
 

Links:

 

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SECRET Chelsea M. Cameron PROJECT!

19 Feb

DEEP SURRENDERING – EPISODE 1!

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BLURB:


She’s all about rules. He lives by none but his own. When these two meet, the results could be disastrous.

When Marisol Everly’s friend Rory sets her up with Fin Herald, Marisol doesn’t expect that it will amount to anything, but that was before she saw Fin’s searing blue eyes and mischievous smile. Not to mention, he seems absolutely fascinated by her mundane life. He’s everything that a girl could want, but there’s something else that ripples under the surface of his flirty behavior. Something darker. Something that fascinates Marisol, but scares her at the same time. Is she willing to risk falling into an abyss she might not get out of?

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AUTHOR:


Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.
 
Chelsea Cameron’s Links: Website :: Twitter :: Facebook :: Goodreads
TEASER:
  “So what are you going to do about it?” He pulled me closer as we barreled through the streets.
  “I’m going to pay attention to the things that matter. Like this.” His hand went under my chin and pulled my face up. “I’m going to pay attention to you, and the way the sun catches the darker streaks in your hair, the pink in your cheeks and your beautiful eyes. That’s what I’m going to pay attention to right here, right now.”
  I nearly melted off my seat.
  “But you don’t even know me,” I said. This was too much, too fast. Even though I’d been hearing about him from Rory, I still didn’t really know what mattered. The important things. Life was all about the little details.
  Like if he was a morning person, what his favorite breakfast cereal was, what song did he always get stuck in his head, how was his relationship with his mother.
  He shrugged one shoulder and pulled my face closer.
  “I know that right now I’m paying very close attention to your lips and I’d like to pay even closer attention to them…” I turned my head at the last moment, so he missed and got my cheek.
  “I’m sorry,” I said, hoping he wouldn’t hate me. “I have a no kiss on the first date rule.” It sounded even worse out loud. I sounded like some sort of stick-up-her-ass prude.
  “No kiss on the first date?” Fin said, turning his head to the side as if he was fascinated by me.
  “Is that a problem?” God, I hoped not.
  He grinned at me and flicked my hair over my shoulder.
  “Not at all.”

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Stay With Me (Wait For You #3) Updates and Gossips

16 Feb

February 16, 2014:

So, if you are like me and have turned into a complete and utter stalker for the Wait for You Series, here’s some gossip that’s been traveling around the interwebs:

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Firstly, the paperback of Stay With Me (Wait for You #3) is expected to be released September 2nd, 2014. I know, right! That’s SO FAR AWAY. It’s going to be a painful wait. Especially since you’ll never guess who is going to be featured in this book.

Olly and Britt!

Just kidding. Even though I’d LOVE to get a full Olly/Britt book, it turns out that J. Lynn is releasing a short on Olly/Britt within a collaborated novel of a series of shorts from different authors. The book it will be featured in is Fifty First Times: A New Adult Anthology, which is set to release February 25th, 2014! The short will be called Believe In Me.

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It feels like she’s teasing us, doesn’t it?

I think that this book will only be available in ebook, but I’m hoping that it will become available in print copy eventually. Hopefully. Maybe…

Okay, now that THAT is out in the open, I bet you’re still wondering who Stay With Me will feature.

If you have NOT snagged a copy of Be With Me, you will not know who these two are: Calla and Brandon. Well, I’m assuming it’s Brandon… he only shows up in one scene of Be With Me, but he’s described as a hunky army-type guy with serious hotness and intense awesome yummy-ness. Apparently, he’s seen a lot of stuff and is a bit messed up because of it. *sigh* I love the broken-hero story.

Calla is Teressa’s friend who shows up quite a lot in Be With Me. She’s a little fuller in the thighs than most girls, and has a scar marring her face. Even though she’s gorgeous, she’s also very self-conscious about her looks.

Here’s a little excerpt J. Lynn has released from Stay With Me:

“Already explained that, honey, but I’ll explain something else to you. When I want something, I go for it. Life is way too damn short to live any other way. And I want to get to know you better,” Those lashes lowered one more time, his gaze tracking to my lips like they were some kind of mecca. “Yeah, I want to definitely get to know you better.”~Jennifer Armentrout, Stay with Me

You don’t understand. When I was reading Be With Me, I kept HOPING AND PRAYING that there would  be a fourth book about Calla and Brandon, because I thought that Olly and Britt would be in Stay With Me. So I did some digging, and found out that Olly and Britt would actually be getting a short, and Calla and Brandon would be in Stay With Me. Which works out because even though I love Olly and Britt, I’m much more curious about Calla and Brandon, why Calla has her scar, what messed up Brandon, and how these two will get together. But, then again, nothing about Brandon being in Stay With Me has been confirmed yet, as far as I know. Even though it will happen. We all know it will. Just nod, cuz I’m absolutely positive I’m right. Brandon is PERFECT material for Stay With Me.

I might update this a while later if I find out any more.

What do you guys think? Do you like that Stay With Me will be about Calla and Brandon? Are you disappointed that it won’t be about Britt and Olly? Personally, I wish that Wait for You wasn’t just a trilogy. I feel like I could live in this world full of broken people finding a love that heals for a little longer than is planned in the publishing world, but that’s just me.

—- UPDATE March 4, 2014 —-

So it turns out that THERE WILL BE MORE BOOKS IN THE SERIES!

Whoo! So after Stay With Me, there are 3 more books that have been added! Here’s the official announcement:

NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Jennifer Armentrout’s DREAM OF YOU, COME WITH ME and FIRE IN YOU, in the continuing series that began with the #1 NYT bestselling novel, WAIT FOR YOU, to Tessa Woodward at William Morrow, in a major deal, for publication in April 2015, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World English).
Foreign: Taryn Fagerness Agency

The very first book, Dream of You has a release date of April 2015, where you will get to read about some characters you meet in Stay With Me. PLUS! Apparently, something extra special is gonna go down between  Cam + Avery.

Source: J. Lynn, https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/5857401-book-news

—- UPDATE May 23, 2014 —-

Check HERE for official cover reveal + synopsis of Stay With Me!

All Lined Up Cover Reveal by Cora Carmack

13 Feb

We’re extremely excited to bring you the cover for ALL LINED UP, the first book in Cora Carmack’s highly anticipated Rusk University Series! ALL LINED UP is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel published by William Morrow (an imprint of HarperCollins). It is due to be released on May 13, 2014!!

Cover Reveal Video link: http://youtu.be/ynOENWMQJhk 

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ABOUT ALL LINED UP:

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.

Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.

And neither of them knows how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

“Laughter + heartache + hot sexual tension = the perfect Cora Carmack book.”

—Monica Murphy

 

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HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

 

 

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