Friday, November 29, 2013
Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original short story that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.
NA Contemporary Romance
One Week Girlfriend Series
January 14, 2014
Summary from Goodreads
Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even accepting responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, yet again, he's found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?
Reality. Except now the honeymoon’s over. Drew's football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him constantly. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so....
About the Author
Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series. She writes new adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite.
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Welcome to the COVER REVEAL for Rachel Bateman's newest project...
That's right! This is MORE than just a cover reveal...it's an entirely new project unveiling...Stay tuned for more!
All Kyle Prideaux wants is a normal life.
But with a serial killer in town, murdering women the same way her mother died seven years ago, and a silent stalker watching her during the day and invading her dreams at night, normal is impossible.
After she's attacked at work one night, Kyle wakes in the hospital to discover things of nightmares exist and walk among us every day.
And she's the only one who can stop them.
Incubus is set to be released January 7, 2014
About the Author
Rachel Bateman is a writer and editor who spends too much time thinking she can out bake the Cake Boss. (Spoiler: She can’t.) She grew up in the middle of Montana, despite living in the south (usually on a beach) in her head; now she lives in The Middle of Nowhere, Wyoming. Yes, that is capitalized, as it is (or at least should be) the official name of where she lives. Rachel is the owner of Metamorphosis Books, an author services company offering edits and formatting/interior layout for independent authors. When not writing, editing, or reading books, she can be found playing with her husband, young son, and herd of alpacas. Rachel’s first novel, 99 Days of Laney MacGuire, is available now.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Welcome to the...
A thrilling new YA paranormal romance by YA fiction writer, Lisa Voisin...
Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.
Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaelogist. She also dreams of wings--soft and silent like snow--and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn't understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them--but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.
The Watcher is Available Now
Praise for The Watcher
"Voisin's The Watcher blends paranormal mystery and romance into a book that is sure to keep readers turning the pages late into the night."
-- Eileen Cook, author of The Almost Truth
"Perfect for fans of angels and demons, Lisa Voisin has created an uplifting tale of redemption, love, and spirituality that gives hope. Never preachy, The Watcher is the perfect answer to critics who claim Young Adult literature is too dark."
-- Stephanie Lawton, author of Want and Shrapnel
"The Watcher is stunning! A paranormal romance that you won't want to put down. Voisin will enthrall you until the very last page."
-- Stephanie Keyes, author, The Star Child Series
"Grips the reader, pulls them in and leaves them cheering for good!"
-- InD'tale Magazine
“The Watcher is my favorite angel fiction tale yet.”
-- Katrina @Kindred Dreamheart
“This book is phenomenal! I was hooked in right away and didn't want to stop.”
-- Michelle @Michelle’s Paranormal Vault
Interview with Lisa Voisin
1. What’s your favorite novel and why?
I had so many favorite novels, but the one I’ve loved the longest is Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It’s about an apocalypse gone wrong, and it was the first time I’d read a book with an angel and a demon in it. I was hooked! I love Neil Gaiman’s dark sense of foreboding and Terry Pratchett’s humor!
2. How did the idea for The Watcher come about?
I started working on The Watcher in 2009, but the story started in my mind three years before that. I had an idea about a boy who woke up one day to discover he was an angel. It wasn’t until the idea of Mia came to me that it all came together. I felt it was best to pair him with a human girl who was the only one who could see who he really was.
3. Which of your characters is your favorite and why?
Michael is my favorite character, because he's been with me the longest. But I have to admit, Damiel was the most fun to write. It made me think of famous actors who say they have the most fun playing villains.
4. If you were in The Watcher, which character would you want to be?
Arielle. She’s really got a good head on her shoulders and a good heart. She’s also pretty kickass.
5. If your book was made into a movie who would you envision in the leading roles?
I'd love to see a young Henry Cavill (pre-Superman) as Michael. There’s something very clean and delightful about him. Mia I picture as being a bit like Emilia Clarke. I’ve got pictures on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lvoisin/the-watcher-inspiration-board-and-read-along/
6. Are any books that you've read and thought "I wish I'd written that"?
Oh! There have been so many it's hard to count! Most recently, I'd have to say The Fault in Our Stars, because it was amazing. I also adored Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
About the Author
A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction. In her spare time, she teaches meditation. So when she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counter the side effects of drinking too much coffee. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiance and their two cats.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Kelsey Ketch's debut novel is the first book of the Descendants of Isis Series...
Descendants of Isis Series
Young Adult Fantasy/Mythology Romance
October 26, 2013
Contents for Upper YA
Summary from Goodreads
"Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses."
Their worlds collide in California's high desert.
The last thing Natara "Natti" Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother's death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O'Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.
Seth O'Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth's blessing from Set, his "charm," never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.
The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.
Daughter of Isis is Available Now
About the Author
During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she's writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes & Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch's Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate. Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Revealing Kia - The Conclusion
The Lost Girl Duology
November 18, 2013
Fire & Ash Publishing
YA Contemporary, Coming of Age Romance
eBook & Paperback
Language and sexual content
The events of Claudia's party were nothing more than a distant memory as far as Kia was concerned. She was ready to resume her life as though that night had never happened. But it's a slippery slope eeping a secret and Kia's about to learn just how hard when she's faced with the truth and the consequences of her decision.
Adam Chaves was no stranger to girls wanting him. He was no stranger to breaking hearts, although never intentionally. What he didn't understand was how Kia could undress him, touch him, burn him with her eyes and still keep him at arm's length when it was evident how much it cost her. But what Kia didn't realize was that he had never given up on anything in his life and he wasn't about to start now. He would have his girl even if it meant he had to kidnap her to do it.
Revealing Kia is Available Now
"I like you, Kia." His gaze was sharp, intense as he searched my eyes.
"I'm not ready to let you go. I might never be. I don't know. I only know that when I look at you , this," he brushed the back of his fingertips over my cheek, sending tendrils of fire racing beneath my skin. "This is where I want to be. With you."
**About the Author**
Huddled beneath a perpetual cloud of imagination, International Best-Selling author Airicka Phoenix lives with her husband and four gorgeous children in the beautiful province of British Columbia. When she's not busy playing with her imaginary friends, creating worlds and toying with fictional lives, she can be found reading, polishing her collection of daggers, or chilling with her kids.
Airicka is the creator of The Touch Saga, The Sons of Judgement Saga, The Lost Girl Series, The Dare Series and Games of Fire. Her standalone novel, Betraying Innocence, will be published October 2013 and th conclusion of Finding Kia, book 2 of The Lost Girl Series, Revealing Kia, will be out November 2013. She also has plans to release a Sci-Fi horror/romance, When Night Falls, December 2013.
Airicka also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix. She has a paranormal short coming out December 2013 in Snowed In, An Anthology and Capture Me, Morgana's debut novel will be released Fall 2014.
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What a conclusion to The Lost Girl Duology! I loved how it ended...a very dramatic ending. It's not a perfect ending, but what teenager has a perfect ending. I thought it was a realistic conclusion to all the pitfalls that many teen issues that young adults encounter growing up. I loved how much Kia has grown since the first book Finding Kia. She was no longer that nerdy invisible girl anymore. And, finding love with Adam was the fire that started it all.
I absolutely loved how Airicka told the story in Kia and Adam's point of view. At first, I didn't know how the story would flow. But, as I continued reading, it did work! I got a glimpse of both sides revealing what how they saw, react and thought about each other. Not only did Kia grow, her relationship with Adam grew as well. Throughout the troublesome obstacles that was laid before them to overcome, they did. Airicka also wrote an amazing story about true friendship with these characters...no matter what, true friends will always there. Sure, teens make mistakes, but teens always makes mistakes and learn from it...right!?! Well, that's what I learned with Airicka's characters. Not only did I see these teen characters learn and grow, so did the parents. Yes, this is not just for young adults... I think adults, parents in particular, will enjoy a read like this. I know I do.
I found myself smiling in some points of the book. I also found my eyes welling up with tears in other points as well. Revealing Kia was definitely an emotional rollercoaster ride through these teens lives dealing with real issues that teens today deal with everyday...with a great ending.
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars