Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Release Day Celebration: The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece with Giveaway

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Happy Release Day to
The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece!
 
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
 
Happy Book Birthday, Julie!
 
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The Artisan curse is broken. Souls trapped in a mysterious otherworld called The Void are finally released. Now, Raven Weathersby, Gideon Maddox, and Cole Wynter can finally move on with their lives...or so they thought. If the ancient magic is truly dead, then why are mystical fires plaguing Gideon at every turn? What accounts for Raven’s frightening visions of her dead mother? And who is the beautiful, tortured girl haunting Cole’s dreams?
Last year, a group of lonely teens sacrificed secrets, battled the supernatural, and faced their own demons to set one another free. Yet six months later, the heart of evil still beats within The Void. And the trio is forced to face the horrific truth: that their only way out is to go back in.
The Paladins completes this eerie YA Southern Gothic where loyalties are tested, love is challenged, and evil seeks them on the ultimate battlegrounds—in their minds, their souls, and their hearts.

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The Paladins (The Artisans #2) by Julie Reece Publication Date: May 3, 2016
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Gideon’s arms slide around my waist as I stand at the kitchen sink with my snack. I’m trying to work up the courage to tell him what happened in my room this morning. All day I’ve avoided delivering the news that may derail our careful plans for fall semester.
Warm breath lingers on the back of my head sending delicious chills though my body. His fingers gently brush the skin on my stomach beneath my blouse, and I fight the urge to turn and leap into his arms. The guy emits more dangerous energy than a leaky power plant. Still, I hold back.
I was the one who wanted to go slowly. Like, first gear slow. Maybe just idle. Call me old fashioned, but I always dreamed that my first time sleeping with a guy would be with my husband on our honeymoon. I still want that, and him, but I just turned eighteen.
The muscles under his golden skin flex as his arms tighten around me. How does he make me feel safe and nervous at the same time? His nose parts the hair above my ear. Steady breaths, finally drive me to place my cookie on the counter and face him. My hands slide around his neck, fingers playing with the silky curls at his nape. I love the spicy scent of black licorice that’s distinctly his.
He lowers his head, nose rubbing mine before he lets his lips drift over my mouth. Whisper soft, his hesitant touch is an excruciating tease. Always, there’s curiosity and the promise of more to come.
My fingers untangle at his neck and drop to the bulge in his biceps. I can’t help enjoying the way they bunch when he holds me. My legs lose strength, knees weaken. There’s every possibility the boy will kiss me into unconsciousness. Can that happen? He must know because he holds me so close I hardly have the air to speak.
 
 
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They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Raven Weathersby gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.
To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.
Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad's drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.
But Raven's stepdad's drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she's ever known out of jail, or worse.
Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries' clothing line, signing over her creative rights.
Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can't imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.
But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

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Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.
I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.
Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.
Then I thought I’d write one down…
Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!
 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Release Day Celebration: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane with Giveaway

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Happy Release Day to
There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane!
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Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?
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There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
Publication Date: April 26, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
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Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her upcoming YA trilogy: THERE ONCE WERE STARS and her YA urban fantasy series: SUMMONER RISING.
 
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Emerge by Tobie Easton with Giveaway

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Happy Release Day to
Emerge by Tobie Easton!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
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Happy Book Birthday, Tobie!
 
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Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid, but she’s never lived in the ocean. Ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality, war has ravaged the Seven Seas.
So Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right?
That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay than ever. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with Clay, the harder it is for Lia to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.
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Emerge (Mer Chronicles #1) by Tobie Easton
 
Publication Date: April 19, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
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Tobie Easton
 
Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens. She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Learn more about Tobie and her upcoming books at www.TobieEaston.com.

 
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Release Week: Social Media Blitz for UP IN FLAMES by Kelly Hashway

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Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman is in more danger than ever. 


All around her, Cara’s fellow Phoenixes are being attacked. With no other choice, she and her group take the only option they have—call more Phoenixes out of hiding and wage an all-out war against the Hunters. But with the lines of loyalty blurred, and Phoenix secrets to be kept, there’s no guarantee anyone can be trusted. 


Logan Schmidt walks the blade of love and obligation—and just one slip may end them all. 


After stealing the Phoenix dagger and going into hiding, the Hunters are convinced Logan is one of their own. But with Cara’s memories recovered, her heart is set on Logan’s return. The problem is, she may be the only one who trusts him. 


It isn’t long until Logan’s disappearance is noticed by his long-time friend, Anton Botas, who is more than just an outsider. Though Logan trusts him, the Phoenixes do not, opening yet another fault line in their plans. 


Where there is one, there are many. 


Determined to end this once and for all, Cara and the others must destroy the Phoenix daggers—the only weapons able to kill her kind. But in a raging battle, Cara learns the awful truth about the relics. Destroying them may destroy the Phoenixes in the process. 


Can Cara and her friends end this war, or is their future destined to go Up In Flames?

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Order your copy of UP IN FLAMES to complete your trilogy, and find out the twisty-turny ending to this amazing series.

Find Kelly Hashway on her website, blog, Facebook Author Page, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Amazon Author Page, GoodReads Author Page Out Of The Ashes on GoodReads, and YouTube.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Release Day Celebration: Nobody's Lady by Amy McNulty with Giveaway


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Happy Release Day to
Nobody's Lady (Never Veil #2) by Amy McNulty!
Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!
Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.
Happy Book Birthday, Amy!
 
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For the first time in a thousand years, the men in Noll’s village possess the freedom to love whom they will. In order to give each man the chance to fully explore his feelings, the lord of the village decrees all marriages null and void until both spouses declare their love for one another and their desire to wed again. What many women think will be a simple matter becomes a source of village-wide tension as most men decide to leave their families and responsibilities behind.
Rejected by the lord and ashamed of her part in the village’s history, Noll withdraws from her family and lives life as an independent woodcarver. This changes when her sister accuses her of hiding her former husband Jurij from her—and when Jurij eventually does ask to move in. Determined not to make the same mistakes, Noll decides to support her male friends through their new emotional experiences, but she’s soon caught up in a darker plot than she ever dared imagine possible from the men she thought she knew so well. And the lord for whom she still has feelings may be hiding the most frightening truth of them all.


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Nobody’s Lady (Never Veil #2) by Amy McNulty
Publication Date: April 12, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
 
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In a village of masked men, magic compels each man to love only one woman and to follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.
Seventeen-year-old Noll isn't in the mood to celebrate. Her childhood friends have paired off and her closest companion, Jurij, found his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever chosen her.
Thus begins a dangerous game between the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither is willing to lose.
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Nobody's Goddess (Never Veil #1) by Amy McNulty
Publication Date: April 21, 2015 Publisher: Month9Books
 
 
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Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.
 
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Monday, April 4, 2016

Cover Reveal UP IN FLAMES by Kelly Hashway

 
Today on the blog I am delighted to share with you the third and final cover in the INTO THE FIRE series by Kelly Hashway, UP IN FLAMES, which releases on April 12, 2016! I hope you've grabbed your copies of INTO THE FIRE and OUT OF THE ASHES, and have read both of these scorching first books. I've loved the story so far, and I promise you, book 3 does not disappoint! Here's the synopsis:
 
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Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman is in more danger than ever. 


All around her, Cara’s fellow Phoenixes are being attacked. With no other choice, she and her group take the only option they have—call more Phoenixes out of hiding and wage an all-out war against the Hunters. But with the lines of loyalty blurred, and Phoenix secrets to be kept, there’s no guarantee anyone can be trusted. 


Logan Schmidt walks the blade of love and obligation—and just one slip may end them all. 


After stealing the Phoenix dagger and going into hiding, the Hunters are convinced Logan is one of their own. But with Cara’s memories recovered, her heart is set on Logan’s return. The problem is, she may be the only one who trusts him. 


It isn’t long until Logan’s disappearance is noticed by his long-time friend, Anton Botas, who is more than just an outsider. Though Logan trusts him, the Phoenixes do not, opening yet another fault line in their plans. 


Where there is one, there are many. 


Determined to end this once and for all, Cara and the others must destroy the Phoenix daggers—the only weapons able to kill her kind. But in a raging battle, Cara learns the awful truth about the relics. Destroying them may destroy the Phoenixes in the process. 


Can Cara and her friends end this war, or is their future destined to go Up In Flames?

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YA Author, Kelly Hashway
 
Now that you've read the description, meet the author, Kelly Hashway. Kelly is the author of several speculative fiction tiles and series, including:
 
YA Touch of Death Series:
Touch of Death
Stalked by Death
Face of Death
 
and the Touch of Death Prequels:
Curse of Death
Kiss of Death
 
YA Monster Within Series:
The Monster Within
The Darkness Within
 
YA Into the Fire Trilogy Series:
Into the Fire (Book 1)
Out of the Ashes (Book 2)
Up in Flames (Book 3)
 
As well as a MG series (Curse of the Granville Fortune), and picture books. For more information, check out Kelly's website: www.kellyhashway.com
 
Author Bio:
Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.
 
Hashway is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Now it's time to reveal the amazing new cover for book three of the Into the Fire Trilogy, UP IN FLAMES, which is completely breathtaking:
 
 
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Don't just stare, click the cover to add this title on GoodReads! Okay, stare for as long as you like, then go preorder UP IN FLAMES. Stunning, right? I know! I loved the first two books, and am currently reading book three, and OMG, it's amazing.
 
You won't have to wait long for it, either, since book 1 is already out 2/16/16 (You got your copy already, right? Don't forget to post those reviews while you wait for book 2), followed by book 2 on 3/22/16, and finally, book 3 on 4/12/16. Hooray! I am so excited for this series, I can't even stand it. I am thrilled to get to share it with you and soon we can all fanboy and fangirl about it like crazy. Feel free to come back here and tell me what you think of books one and two while you're waiting on book three.

If you thought Into the Fire was an amazing read, just wait until you read Out of the Ashes! Book 2 picks up where book 1 leaves off, and without spoiling anything, readers of book 1 will love the parallels drawn out in book 2 with a focus on Logan this time. Stakes are raised, and book 2 ratchets up the tension and risks as if book 1 were only a flicker of a flame. Trust me, book 2 has flames that will scorch you and keep you turning pages all the way to the end!
 
Plenty of fire, lots of kissing, and scorching hot besides. Get your copy soon. You won't want to grab it Out of the Ashes. You might get singed. Get yours before it goes Up in Flames.



Sunday, April 3, 2016

Writers For Hope Benefit Auction for RAINN.org

 

Beginning at midnight tonight, bids open for 112 auction items in the third annual Writers For Hope charity auction. 100% of proceeds will go directly to www.RAINN.org, the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network Organization.



 
 
Here's a peek at what I've donated. I hope you bid and bid generously on this and other items. Not only can you win these amazing items, but you can know your purchase also went to benefit www.RAINN.org. Pretty great, huh?
 
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Scroll down to click and enter in the text box for your bid. Auction runs for 24 hours only. Be sure to check back and ensure your bid is the highest. Winners will be notified and prizes will be shipped once your donation to RAINN has been verified in the amount of your bid or higher.
 
 
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Good Luck to all who enter their best bids!