Monday, July 16, 2018

NERD BLAST: Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer


Today, we are kicking off this 5-day Nerd Blast for Helen Scheuerer's Heart Of Mist, book 1 in The Oremere Chronicles! There's a cool blitz-wide giveaway, so enter for a chance to win! So... Check it out and grab your copy now!!!

Genre:
Young Adult
Fantasy Romance
Series:
The Oremere Chronicles, #1
Publish Date:
August 25, 2017
Publisher:
Talem Press

Synopsis:
In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.

Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital.

But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.

The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.

Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.


      

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Praise for HEART OF MIST

"I fell in love with the world Scheuerer has built..." ―Book Series Recaps

"Scheuerer has crafted a vibrant world shrouded in magic, mystery and deadly mist, slowly revealing a back story that has the reader clamouring to know more. Heart of Mist ends on the promise of future adventure, and I for one can't wait to go!" ―the AU review

"A brilliant, absorbing read - I absolutely loved it. The dark, rich characterization, the wonderful world building, the breathtaking plot and the beautiful writing make the whole experience a joy from start to finish." ―Alexandra Nahlous

"Heart of Mist is captivating in its world-building and brilliant character development. Scheuerer is a true master at weaving together magic, mystery, passion and politics in her standout debut." ―The Literary Casanova

"Heart of Mist is an incredible fantasy novel: magic, hints of romance, friendship, betrayal, secrets and deeply rooted plot twists abound... A unique fantasy series that I can see easily becoming one of my all-time favourite fantasy novels." ―The Book Tweeter

"Scheuerer's tale is intense, filled with details of scenes of action, despair and danger. Well-defined characters will leap off the pages as Bleak and the rest come to life. Scheuerer has done a fabulous job of pulling me into her story and her world. A wonderful fantasy series with a very firm foundation to build upon!" ―Tome Tender

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**About the Author**
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Helen Scheuerer is a YA fantasy author from Sydney, Australia. Heart of Mist is the first book in her high fantasy trilogy, The Oremere Chronicles. It explores themes of identity, belonging, loyalty, addiction, loss, and responsibility.

Helen is also the Founding Editor of Writer’s Edit (www.writersedit.com), an online literary magazine and learning platform for emerging writers. It’s now one of the largest writers’ platforms in the world.

Helen’s love of writing and books led her to pursue a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong and a Masters of Publishing at the University of Sydney.

Helen is now a full-time author living by the beach.

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BOOK BLITZ: The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski


We have a Book Blitz today for Linda Budzinski's The Boyfriend Whisperer, a Young Adult contemporary romance!! Check out all the Book Blitz festivities and grab your copy now!!!


Genre:
Young Adult
Contemporary Romance
Publish Date:
November 15, 2016
Publisher:
Swoon Romance

Synopsis:
As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone when it comes to her own crush, Chris Broder. She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s is a member of the opposite sex.

When pretty and popular cheerleader Lindsay LaRouche hires Lexi to whisper Chris, she has to decide whether to place her commitment to her company—and Chris’s happiness—before herself.



      
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*Excerpt*
The beach is crowded. In February. We’re surrounded by people whose idea of a good time is taking an ice bath. Two guys, or maybe girls, wearing polar bear costumes give everyone high fives as they check in. There’s a huge medical station and a bunch of dudes who look like Navy Seals meandering around in their dive suits. I imagine they’re supposed to make me feel safer, but safety isn’t really my top concern. I’m not so much worried about drowning as I am about FREEZING MY FREAKING BUTT OFF FOR NO APPARENT REASON.
Excuse me. For a good cause.
I head into the women’s changing tent and slip on my bathing suit. My legs are as white as the sand. Perhaps a shade lighter. Ugh. I huddle beside a heat fan for a few moments before going out to meet Chris.
The pecs. Oh, my. I haven’t seen them in months. And now he has abs, too. As in, sweeter-than-Dew, six-pack abs. Holy cow. He runs up and grabs my hand, and for a moment I’m too stunned to move.
“Come on,” he says. “The sooner we get in, the sooner we get out.”
First sensible thing the boy has said all week. We take off and splash in up to our thighs. That’s when I falter. I can’t go any farther. The water is beyond freezing.
“It’s not a Plunge until you plunge,” Chris shouts. He insists we go big or go home. Heads under.
I rub my arms. “Cold. Cold. Cold.”
“Come on, Lexi. You got this.” He dives into a wave.
I can’t do it. I want to, but I can’t. Every inch of my body is rebelling.
Chris surfaces about fifteen feet away and calls to me. “It’s not so bad once you’re in.”
We both laugh. I used to say that to him at the pool all the time. He hated it. He was such a skinny kid, and kind of awkward. Who knew he’d grow up to become this hot, sexy, Polar Plunging dude?
I take a deep breath—or as deep as my shivering body will allow—and dive into the next small wave. Holy cow. Freaking freezing.
That’s it. Time to get out. I look around for Chris and see that he’s already halfway to shore. Guess he had the same idea.
My legs plod slowly through the swirling water, despite the fact that my brain is shouting at them to hurry up. The air feels much, much colder now that I’m soaked, so I dip in up to my shoulders for “warmth.” All I can think about is that heat fan in the women’s changing tent. A wave knocks me back, and I try to regain my footing.
Suddenly I’m sinking. I can’t feel my calves. I try to will them to move, but they seem somehow disconnected from the rest of my body. I try to swim toward shore, but my arms are so cold and stiff, they can’t compete with the small breakers swirling around me.

I roll over to float on my back, but my legs are two dead weights pulling me down. I swallow a mouthful of saltwater, and that’s when panic sets in. I start to flail. Is it true that people go down three times before they drown? Did that count as my first time? Am I going to die at seventeen? Doing a stupid Polar Plunge?

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**About the Author**
Linda Budzinski's young adult novels, EM & EM (2015) and The Funeral Singer (2013), were both published by Swoon Romance YA. Her YA novel, The Boyfriend Whisperer, published by Swoon Romance, received the Romance Writers of America Young Adult Chapter's 2015 Rosemary Award and the Virginia Chapter's 2015 Fool for Love Award.

Linda lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Joe, and their feisty chihuahua, Demitria (also known as Dee Dee, The Puppy, and Killer). She is a sucker for romance and reality TV and have been known to turn off her phone's ringer when watching "The Bachelor."

Her favorite flower is the daisy, her favorite food is chocolate, and her favorite song is "Amazing Grace."

When she isn't writing, she works in nonprofit management. Linda is represented by the amazing Andrea Somberg of Harvey Klinger Inc.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Kissing Jenny by Kristen Proby


Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Kristen Proby's Kissing Jenna, book 2 in the Big Sky series! On our tour stop today, we have an exclusive excerpt to share! Check it out and grab your copy today!!!

Genre:
New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Series:
Big Sky, #2
Publish Date:
July 10, 2018
Publisher:
Ampersand Publishing, Inc

Synopsis:
From New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes the newest installment in her beloved Big Sky Series…

Jenna Hull owns and manages vacation rentals in her hometown of Cunningham Falls, Montana. She’s just completed the construction of her most exhausting project, the one she’s put her heart and soul into. The inviting, opulent Snow Wolf Cottages are the first ski in/ski out tree houses in the world.

Her biggest dream is about to come true, and she can’t let anything distract her.

Christian Wolfe is Hollywood’s it actor. If the magazines are to be believed, he’s the sexiest man on earth. He’s preparing for the biggest movie role of his life, and his agent has booked him in a hot new ski lodge in Montana, tucked away from crazy fans. He can’t wait for the break.

But what Christian isn’t prepared for is Jenna. With a face that could easily co-star with him in a movie and her ambition to put her stamp on Cunningham Falls, he can’t stay away. But even more intriguing than her beauty is the fact that she’s not at all impressed with his celebrity status, only turned on by the man behind the fame.

The love they’ve found is perfect—but time is running out before real life intrudes. Can they survive with both their dreams—and hearts—intact?


      

*Excerpt*
“Come on in. This is your home away from home for the next four weeks.” I pause in the kitchen while he wanders through the space, looking outside, then taking in the blue kitchen cabinets, the large gas fireplace, and the comfortable furniture. “In the email correspondence, you asked for extra groceries to be stocked in the kitchen, and I’ve done that for you.”
“Thanks,” he says. “Where’s the closest Starbucks?”
I lean my hip on the counter and take a sip of my now lukewarm coffee. “In town.”
“Not on the mountain?”
“There’s a coffee shop up here, yes, but it doesn’t open until tomorrow when the season officially starts. I believe that’s the case for the restaurants up here, too.”
“So, no food up here?”
I shake my head. “No, but I’ll take pity on you and make you dinner tonight, if you like.”
His eyes narrow, suspicion written all over his face. “Why would you do that?”
I lean in as if I’m about to tell him a secret and whisper loudly, “Because I’m a nice person.”
He doesn’t smile.
“You can figure it out for yourself if you want to.” I shrug and lead him to the barn door that closes the small bedroom off the living space. “This is the bedroom on this level. There’s a bathroom here, too. I’ll show you the upstairs.”
I climb the stairs, certain that his eyes are on my ass, and hear him gasp when we reach the top.
“Cool, huh?”

“Beautiful,” he murmurs again, looking up.


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**About the Author**
Kristen Proby was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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