Monday, July 24, 2017

BOOK BLITZ: Elemental Lies by Elle Middaugh


We have an exciting Book Blitz to share with you today! Well, this isn't just any book blitz! We are celebrating the release of Elle Middaugh's Elemental Lies, the second book in the Essential Elements series! And... Today is its book birthday! So, let's celebrate this release with a sneak peek into the book with an excerpt AND a cool blitz-wide giveaway! Seriously!!! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Genre:
Young Adult
Fantasy Romance
Series:
Essential Elements, #2
Publish Date:
July 24, 2017
Publisher:
Pronoun

Synopsis:
Valerie Moore is an Elemental, a person who commands one of the classical elements of wind, water, fire, or earth. She’s special, though. She controls two—fire and water—though sometimes it seems like they control her.

After the accidental exposure of Elementals to humanity, Valerie finds herself—and all of her kind—struggling to attain equality. Three different groups fight to secure leadership, and with all of their hidden agendas, she doesn’t know which side to choose. The balance between peaceful cohabitation and all-out war is precarious, at best.

When a chance meeting brings Val and earth Elemental Cade Landston back together, everything changes. She realizes what she knew in the beginning—that he’s the one she wants. Her desire to win him over draws her closer to him, and his vengeful mission to hunt down her murderous grandfather brings them both closer to trouble.

From mysterious doppelgangers to reckless rescue missions, scapegoat bombings, and evolving Elemental powers, Valerie strains to keep up.

All she knows is she must stop her grandfather at all costs. To do so, she has to figure out the truth, but how can she do so when almost everyone she knows has been telling lies?


     

*Excerpt*
Jay pulled over outside an old cinderblock building at the edge of town. A few windows were smashed out, but no light shone from beyond the jagged glass. Boards were nailed across the front door, as was a Do Not Enter sign. Weeds surrounded the place like a moat, and the tarmac drive was crumbling away from years of Pennsylvania weather.
Hand on the steering wheel, Jay nodded at the decrepit sight. “This used to be a cheese factory.”
“Cheese?” I asked doubtfully from the backseat. I’d never heard of any local cheese distributors—I got my cheese from the supercenter like most people did.
He chuckled. “Yes, cheese, but now it’s nothing…except after dark.”
Jay pulled his truck around back and aimed the headlights at what looked like an abandoned mine shaft. As the wheels rolled us closer to the cavern, unease began spreading through my veins like ice—actual ice. I could feel the temperature in the cab dropping as the glimmering frost crystals slowly spread up my arm. Quickly, I reined it in, but not quickly enough to go unnoticed.
“You all right, Val?” Jay asked knowingly, our eyes meeting in the rearview mirror. “We’re just gonna park in here so nobody sees the truck, then we’ll walk back over to the old factory. The club is underneath.”
I nodded. “I’m fine.”
Embarrassment and irritation crept up my neck in a heated wave. How could I have let that happen again? I’d pulled myself together faster than the last time, but still. Jay knew I could do better—he’d trained me to do better. I refused to make eye contact with him again.
The night was a solid sheet of black, and I could just barely make out the silhouette of the factory as we approached. The wind was quiet—Sienna must’ve finally calmed herself down—and snow was falling peacefully to the ground in thick chunks—Jay’s doing, not mine.
He pushed open the rotten back door, white paint now gray and chipping, and ushered us inside. It was equally dark in there, if not more so, and eerily quiet. How he found the stairs to the cellar in all that blackness was anyone’s guess, but we followed him down to a big metal door and waited. There was a dim bulb screwed into a cinderblock wall, casting just enough light to illuminate a rectangular slat at eye level. It slid open, and we were met with a steely pair of eyes, probably brown, but appearing ebony in the dim light.
“What do you want?” he asked us gruffly.
Jay smiled, a stark contrast against the cold greeting.
“To come in, of course.”
“What are your names?” the guard asked.
“Walsh, Moore, and Aeris.”
The eyes narrowed at us. “Wait here.” Then the slat slammed shut.
I exhaled a nervous breath just before Sienna said, “Well, he seemed…nice.”
“Are you sure we have the right place?” I asked.
This didn’t seem like the sort of establishment three young adults would venture into. I was expecting lasers and flashing lights, overly loud music, bouncers with sunglasses—not some shady dude guarding the cellar of an abandoned cheese factory. What the hell was Jay thinking?
He nodded. “This is the place.”
The rest of the fifteen-minute wait was suffered in silence, with me seriously contemplating leaving at least every other second. Then the slat snapped back open and a different set of eyes appeared—pale green, surrounded by lush black lashes and crowned with perfectly trimmed brows.
“Jay? Is that you?” the woman asked from the other side. She sounded foreign, Middle Eastern, maybe?
His smile deepened. “It is.”
Her eyes slid to the right and the door unlatched with a heavy groan. In its place stood a gorgeous woman in sexy business attire. Shimmering black hair swirled up into an elegant French twist and burgundy lips pressed into a seductive pout. Her skin tone was the perfect shade of olive. The white blouse she wore had its sleeves rolled up to the elbows and was gaping open by at least three buttons. Heather gray pants clung to her slim legs down to the ankle, where a set of stunning black stilettos added a good five inches to her height.
I eyed my cork wedges with mild indifference. I needed to get a pair of those stilettos.
“Jay Walsh,” she practically purred, batting her lashes. “It has been too long.”
“It certainly has.”
She slipped her arm through his, leading us into a dingy, musty, concrete hallway.
“Welcome to my club, The After Dark.”


Sequel to:
(cover links to Goodreads)

     

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**About the Author**
Elle Middaugh lives in the Allegheny Mountains outside of Clearfield, Pennsylvania, with her wonderful husband and three beautiful children. Most of her time is spent raising kids, writing stories, playing video games, reading, and attempting to keep a clean house.

She’s a proud Navy wife, a frazzle-brained mother, a fan of health and fitness, a lover of hot tea and iced tea, and a believer in happily ever afters.

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***The Giveaway***

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RELEASE BLITZ: Rogue by Jaci Wheeler


Hey! Hey! We are celebrating today with this Release Blitz for Jaci Wheeler's Rogue, the second and final book in The Academy series! Yup! It's available now! Don't forget to get caught up with The Academy series with Book One, Operation Child Soldier! Check it out and grab your copy today!


Genre:
Young Adult
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Dystopian
Series:
The Academy, #2
Publish Date:
July 23, 2017
Publisher:
Limitless Publishing

Synopsis:
I’ve spent my whole life training to be in the Elite Squad, and I left it all behind without a second thought. I don’t fail. My father made sure that it wasn’t in my D.N.A. to fail. So, I will take him down. I will make him pay for his lies and deceit…but first I will get my son back, or die trying.

"Will I be able to expose Edward and the Academy? Will I be able to turn to the one person I’ve always trusted or after working in the darkness so long, is Van just as twisted as my father?


   



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Sequel to:
(cover links to Goodreads)


    
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**About the Author**
Jaci Wheeler has been married to her very supportive husband for 8 years and have two amazing Autistic kids! She has always dreamed of being a writer, but life got in the way. Going through her kids different therapies and special schools and one meeting after the next, she needed a way to get away from it all and find her perfect Utopia! This is how the United series was born.

Writing has always been cathartic for Jaci. Who wouldn't want to leave their world for a while and step into a new one? She has so many stories and characters just waiting to find a place on readers'  shelves! She is hoping to come out with a few more Trilogies very soon.

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COVER REVEAL: The Rules of Persuasion by Amity Hope


We have got a Cover Reveal to share with you today! Yup! Check out the cute cover for Amity Hope's The Rules of Persuasion! What do you think!?!

Genre:
Young Adult
Contemporary Romance
Publish Date:
August 14, 2017
Publisher:
Entangle Crush

Synopsis:
After tragedy hit her family, Meg Matthews officially crossed the line from “good girl” to “bad girl.” Motorcycle? Check. Graffiti? Check. The only thing Meg hadn’t planned on was blackmail. Too bad now a certain infuriating boy holds Meg’s future in his hands…

When Luke Prescott—star pitcher and town golden boy—catches Meg vandalizing the school, she’s given two choices: face the consequences or enter into a fake relationship with him to get his parents and his ex off his back.

But as Meg and Luke grow closer, they both realize they’ve been keeping secrets from each other. Their fake relationship might be doomed from the start—if they can’t learn to open up to the one person they never thought they’d trust.


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**About the Author**
Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler.

She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish.

Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon's Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon's Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK. Her latest book, The Rules of Persuasion, will be releasing this August from Entangled Publishing.

If she's not writing, or spending time with her boys, she's most likely reading.

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