April 10, 2014

Cover Reveal of River's Remorse, Book 2 of The Sanctuary Series

I'm so excited to reveal the cover for River's Remorse, Book 2 of The Sanctuary Series by Charlotte Abel. I'm still hopeful to have a release date for you by May 1st. But, for now, here is the cover. We hope you like it!



For those of you that haven't read River's Recruit yet, it'll be FREE on 4/11 and 4/12 on Amazon. Just visit www.free-bookshop.com to grab it and many other best sellers by some amazing authors.

If you have read River's Recruit and have been (im)patiently waiting for the sequel, here is a little teaser...

Jonathan closed Ephraim’s journal then put it in the fireproof safe in the basement. He rubbed his eyes. He had no trouble seeing the tiny words, thanks to his enhanced vision, but it didn’t help him decipher Ephraim's nearly illegible handwriting. It was pretty to look at but a bitch to read.
Thanks to Dad’s genealogy addiction, he was used to reading that type of stylized writing. He’d already studied the book with a magnifying glass, and was able to tell Jonathan what he needed to know. He knew not to eat or drink anything in wolf form—unless he wanted to be a wolf for the rest of his life. He also knew he needed to be careful about how much time he spent as a wolf and that he needed to stay in charge. He’d figured that part out on his own the night he merged.
There was a lot of stuff about shifter history and lore, but that could wait. It was fascinating, but Jonathan needed to focus on the things that would keep him alive and human.
He hadn’t shifted again since merging, and didn’t want to, but apparently he didn’t have a choice when the moon was full.
He locked the basement door, double checked the plywood sheets he'd nailed over the windows then stripped and removed his prothesis. He wrapped a towel around his waist then FaceTimed Dad. “Okay, I’m ready.”

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March 08, 2014

St. Patty's Day Pinterest + Facebook Party!



Join your favorite YA and NA authors as we celebrate being Irish for a day and play on Pinterest. There will be over 45 e-book giveaways! 

You can join the Facebook party HERE!

You won't want to miss it!

Participating Authors:


Lila Felix   A. W. Exley  Melissa Pearl   
Jessica Gibson  Cindy M. Hogan  Sarah Ashley Jones  
Marie Landry  Rachel Morgan  Jennifer Snyder 
Stacey Marie Brown  Jessica Therrien  D.L. Raver 
Stacey Wallace Benefiel  Marilyn Almod√≥var  Angee Taylor 
A.O. Peart  Devyn Dawson  Rick Chiantaretto 
Raine Thomas  L.P. Dover  Tamara Hart Heiner  
Leigh T Moore  Meradeth Houston  Amber Argyle 
Tawdra Kandle  Carlyle Labuschagne  Lisa Collicutt
Christy Dorrity  Stephanie Fowers  Kristina Renee
Faith McKay  Charlotte Abel  Jamie Ayres
A.M. Hargrove  Charli Webb  Amy Harmon  
Alyssa Rose Ivy  Kristie Cook  Lani Woodland
T.M. Franklin  Laura Howard  Sharron Riddle
Eliza Tilton  S. M. Boyce  Bethany Lopez 
Dawn Leigh  L.A. Casey  Emma Adams  
Amber Garr  Liz Long





February 23, 2014

S.M. Boyce Blog Takeover for Finding Lichgates Tour

Heyo! S. M. Boyce here. I’m on this cozy blog today as part of my Finding Lichgates Blog Tour. My hosts are so awesome for letting me show you the stories of how some of my fans found Lichgates and the other books in the Grimoire Saga.


So, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, I think I should explain what a lichgate is. A lichgate is a portal that ties our world to the terrifying and beautiful world in my Grimoire Saga called Ourea. Lichgates can be found in remote places, and when you walk through a lichgate, the land you cross into is not what you would see if you’d simply walked around the portal.


For many fans, stumbling upon the first book in the Grimoire Saga is much like stumbling through a lichgate. That is why this tour is all about the fans and how they found their first lichgate into the world of the Grimoire Saga.


To see more Finding Lichgates Stories check out the blog tour schedule.


Meet April. This is her Finding Lichgates Story:





I stumbled upon lichgate on amazon as a free ebook. I thought, why not? I was hooked right away! I love the characters and can envision the land of ourea in vibrant, bold colors! Needless to say, I've since purchased and read the next 2 in the Grimoire saga and am impatiently waiting for book 4! Btw I'm 41 years old! This is so not just for young adults!



Blurb for Lichgates:



Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.

Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

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Author Bio:





International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.
S.M. Boyce is a novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.
Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.

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February 09, 2014

The Young Adult/New Adult HEART Swag Giveaway

Hey Friends

I'm participating in a blog hop with some awesome authors with some cool swag.


Be sure to visit the following blogs for many chances to win:
  1. Kelsey Ketch (INT)
  2. Jennifer Lane
  3. Kate Evangelista (INT)
  4. Susan Kaye Quinn
  5. Cherie Colyer (US)
  6. Kristi Helvig (US/CA)
  7. Kelly Hashway/Ashelyn Drake
  8. Julia Crane (INT)
  9. Mary Ting/M. Clarke
  10. Nikki Godwin
  11. Fabio Bueno
  12. Juliana Haygert
  13. Lea Nolan
  14. Nicki Elson
  15. Kristina Renee
  16. Stacey Marie Browb
  17. A.J. Bennett (INT)
  18. Kym Brunner
  19. Jen McConnel
  20. Beth Pond
  21. Stephanie Thomas
  22. C. Marie Mosley
  23. Rachel Harris


About River's Recruit

A beautiful, young shape-shifter discovers a lost backpacker trespassing in her territory during a blizzard. She has two choices: recruit him into her cult-like tribe, or kill him.




February 05, 2014

Entangled Souls by Felicia Tatum

New Release!!!

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Mangled Hearts become Entangled Souls

Cade is on the road to recovery with Francesca’s love and support guiding him. His life is changing drastically, from attempting to mend the rift between he and his father, to trying to have a normal relationship with his now fianc√©. Most of all, Cade must find a way to control his urges so he can be completely released from rehabilitation.
Francesca is building her law firm with the help of those she loves most, but when a close friend reveals her true feelings about Francesca's engagement, it sends her emotions into a tailspin. Through all of this, she is forced to put her feelings on the back burner for everyone else, until the anniversary of Josie’s accident rolls around. Francesca must learn to put herself first before she falls apart.
In this novella, join Cade and Francesca as they explore their relationship and begin their lives together.

Get caught up on book one now...

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Francesca and Cade Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all? Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact? Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever? And the most important question...

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January 18, 2014

Introducing A Zebra Like Me by Amy Maurer Jones

Today is A Zebra Like Me's Book Birthday!


Maybelle Dawson longs for normalcy and belonging. Often misunderstood, she struggles with a rare disorder, labeling her a Medical Zebra.

Maybelle’s happiness and well-being threaten to slip through her fingers as she battles to take control of her life. She faces a never-ending battle on her journey to find love, courage and friendship in a world lacking acceptance.

With the guidance of her guardian angel, Maybelle finds her way out of emotional and physical isolation to discover lasting love and amazing friendships.

A Zebra Like Me is the story of one teenager’s battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a disorder affecting one in five thousand people.


Available at Amazon, BN.com, and Smashwords for the introductory rate of $.99 until the end of January.

About the Author

Amy Maurer Jones has been happily married to her own version of Edward Cullen for sixteen years. She lives in the small town of Tabor City, North Carolina (close to the North and South Carolina shore) with her husband Kelly and their two beautiful children, Olivia and Keaton.

Amy loves reading and writing Young Adult because she finds young people inspiring. She appreciates how teens are able to look at the world with a fresh perspective and willingly open their minds to the endless possibilities that life has to offer. She particularly enjoys writing strong heroines who face problems head on, learn, grow and mature into the type of people who do the right thing.

When Amy isn't reading and writing, she teaches high school theater arts and dance. To say that Amy has a flare for all things creative would be an understatement, just don't ask her to assemble anything that requires instructions or sadly, you will be out of luck!


Favorite quote:
"You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost." ~ Martha Graham

Links:
Website
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Amazon
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The Giveaway
A Zebra Like Me is a work of fiction but Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the message in this story are very real. I have EDS and I’ve learned to live with this disease. Sadly, much of my battle has been seeking compassion and finding acceptance from those who don’t understand it. My mission in publishing this book is two-fold.
1 – Awareness – I aim to educate people about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I’m a teacher and through my teaching I’ve learned the best lessons are learned in unexpected ways. I hope my readers will gain a better understanding of this disease through the fictional world I created for Maybelle. There are people like her all over the world. Some EDS patients’ symptoms are less severe than Maybelle’s, some are worse. You may know someone with EDS and not even realize it.
2 – Self Empowerment – I want other people with EDS to know they are not alone. There are support groups and resources online that can help you learn how to cope with this disease. Don’t give up on a normal life. Learn how to avoid injuries and the external hazards that trigger your issues. Find hobbies that are safe, fun, and relieve stress. Surround yourself with positive people and avoid or tune out the people who can’t or won’t support you. Take care of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Need Help? The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation is just a click away.

Fast Facts about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
“Individuals with EDS have a defect in their connective tissue, the tissue that provides support to many body parts such as the skin, muscles and ligaments.”
The fragile skin and unstable joints found in EDS are the result of faulty collagen. Collagen is a protein, which acts as a “glue” in the body, adding strength and elasticity to connective tissue.”
“There are six major types of EDS, each classified according to their manifestations of signs and symptoms.”
“Clinical manifestations of EDS are most often joint and skin related and may include: joint hypermobility; loose/unstable joints prone to dislocation and/or subluxation; joint pain; early onset of osteoarthritis, fragile skin that tears or bruises easily, slow and poor wound healing and much more.”
“EDS can also be associated with rare and/or serious conditions such as tethered cord, cervical cranial instability, cranial settling, dural ectasia and chiari malformation.”
“In many cases those with EDS do not respond to local anesthetic properly or at all. This may mean complete failure of the anesthetic to freeze the intended area, a much lower amount of numbness, or a much shorter duration of effect.”
“EDS is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder (apart from types 6 and 7C) meaning if a parent has the disorder they have a 50/50 percent chance of passing it onto each child they have. Not everyone with EDS inherits the disorder from a parent. It is estimated that about half of those with EDS received it via what’s known as ‘spontaneous mutation’.”
“Currently EDS is estimated to occur in 1 out of every 5000 births worldwide, equally effecting men and women of every race and ethnicity.”
“Possible dental manifestations of EDS include a high palate, crowded teeth, gum disease and hypermobile tongue. Those with EDS are also more prone to cavities as well as weakness of both the enamel and tooth roots.”
“EDS can cause chronic debilitating pain throughout the entire body. Whether from chronic, repeated joint subluxations and dislocations or degenerative joint disease, this is often easily the most difficult aspect of daily life with EDS.”
“EDS can cause several gastrointestinal complications with one of the more serious being gastroparesis (partial paralysis of the stomach). This condition causes food to remain in the stomach for longer than normal, preventing the stomach from emptying entirely.”
“EDS carries many of the same and/or similar symptoms of several other genetic connective tissue disorders such as Marfan Syndrome and Loeys-Dietz Syndrome. It is not uncommon to have what appears to be a mix of more than one tissue disorder or for your diagnosis to change later in life from one to the other as more symptoms appear and more is learned about these conditions.”
“EDS can affect endless parts of the body, but has ‘variable expression,’ so each person is affected differently, even within the same family. While there are features that are frequently seen in many people with the disorder not all people will exhibit these features.”
“Connective tissue can surprisingly also be found in the bones and blood as well as being the glue that holds the body together inside and out. Collagen alone is found in tendons, ligaments, skin, the cornea, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the gut, and intervertebral discs. All of this helps explain the endless possible complications and outcomes of EDS.”







January 13, 2014

Introducing YA Author Kristina Renee's Debut Novel: Safer Outside

A Mature YA Romance


Safer Outside: Book One of the Outside Series

When Liz moves to a new high school, she hopes for a fresh start. School is her escape from the violence at home and her only hope for breaking the cycle of 
poverty she was born into. Trying to shield her siblings from her stepfather's fury gets harder each day so when she meets Logan, she thinks it will be a 
harmless distraction from the fear. 

She's Wrong. 

Logan has the resources to change her life but at what cost? Her relationship is the best thing that ever happened to her but it could also be the worst. If she's 
not careful, she may lose everyone that's important to her. But it's hard to be careful when you're fifteen and in love. 

For readers 16+
Kristina Renee was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. She married her high school sweetheart after college and they have two sweet and adventurous sons. She spends her time chauffeuring her kids around and doing technical marketing but when she can escape, she loves reading, writing and editing. Learn more at www.KristinaReneeBooks.com
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