Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer Lovin' Indie Reader Party - Book Signing Lineup

Have you heard about this Fantastic Event happening in Southern Cali in July?
Meet your Favorite Indie Authors ~ Not Just for a Signing, but for a Party!!! Where else do you get to have drinks and hang out after a book signing? It's going to be Fabulous!
Just Check out the Lineup!!!
Catherine Bybee
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Nyrae Dawn
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Kailin Gow
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Melody Grace
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Audrey Harte
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M.R. Joseph
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Kimberly Knight
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Raine Miller
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Addison Moore
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Monica Murphy
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Julie Prestsater
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Kristen Proby
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Elizabeth Reyes
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CJ Roberts
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And Me ~ Bethany Lopez

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15 authors, 1 cool place, 1 big party!
Join us for the Southern California multi-author book signing event of the Summer!
Books, Music, Food, and Dancing!
Meet your favorite authors of indie sizzling romance in an atmosphere where it's fine to get up and dance to some rocking music anytime.
Friday July 12, 2013 — 6-11 PM
at Pomona Valley Mining Co. (less than an hour away from Disneyland!)
Cost of admission: $10 (includes event ticket, light appetizers, dancing, & swag bag)
Tickets and books can be purchased here on this site. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited.
We strongly encourage you to purchase books in advance to ensure you will have your book to sign at the event. You will be given a swag bag with your advance purchased books the day of the party for your favorite authors to sign. This is to ensure we have more chat time with our amazing readers.
And of course … more party time!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blog Tour for Love Notes by Heather Gunter

Title: Love Notes

Author: Heather Gunter

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 2, 2013

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How do you cope when the people you care for hurt you the most? When the way you feel on the outside, smothers you on the inside. And when you are left to face your demons alone, will you learn that only you have the power to overcome them? Charlie has never had it easy. Between the constant moving and the incessant fat comments and jokes from her father, her self-worth is nonexistent. Her reflection in the mirror shows her nothing but a plain Jane. Music is the only thing that keeps her sanity in check. Charlie catches the eye of the town star quarterback, Maverick. With her curves, her brunette hair, and the voice of an angel, Maverick has never met anyone like her. Everything that is different about Charlie just makes Maverick like her more. Unfortunately, Charlie doesn’t see it herself. Proving it to her may deem harder than he thinks, especially when tragedy strikes and tears them apart. Now standing on her own two feet she may finally learn exactly who she is, what’s she’s capable of and how very un plain Jane she really is.

About the Author:

When not writing or updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog, you will find Heather curled on the couch reading, surrounded by her children and four dogs. Her cravings for music and books are insatiable. One of her favorite things to do is sing and used to have a dream of becoming a singer. The dream has since changed and is now to become a full time writer. She holds a strong anti-bullying conviction and voices it regularly. She resides in Canton, GA with her husband, 3 boys, 4 dogs, 1 cat and 2 ferrets.











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Excerpt 1:

I turn to Will, “Dude was that really necessary?” Will just throws his quirky smile up and shrugs his shoulders.

“Couldn’t be helped bro. It looked like you were drooling all over yourself. We are talking baby drool bad. And I, being your best friend and all, am here to help keep you from the massive embarrassment you were fixing to bestow upon yourself.”

I hang my head, stare at the floor and smile. “Can’t help it Will. I like her, I like her a lot.”

I knew I wouldn’t catch any ribbing from him, considering his infatuation with a certain red head.

Will starts chuckling, “Yeah, yeah, I know. I could tell. You forget, I’ve known you since diapers. I have to say though Maverick, I’ve never seen you so, so....Twitter painted.”

Nice. A Disney reference.

“You ass,” I laugh, and playfully punch him in the arm and grab him into a headlock. Of course, it doesn’t faze him and he’s laughing like the tool he is. I let go and he finally stops laughing and turns serious, like the switching of a light.

“Nah, seriously dude, I can tell you like her. She’s hot Maverick, and seems really nice. She also doesn’t seem very into herself, which is rare. Plus, I also saw her walking with Tori earlier. So I know she’s got to be cool.”

I instantly feel a pang of jealousy. I must have gotten a look on my face and Will can read me like a damn book.
“Now, now don’t get all territorial and go pissing all over her. That might turn her off,” he says. I simmer down because I know he still has feelings for someone else. It was the fact that he noticed. But then again, anyone would notice. How could you not? I just don’t want any competition. The thought of someone else with her was driving me insane.

Virtual Launch Party for Uprising by Jessica Therrien

Title: Uprising (Children of the Gods #2)

Publisher: ZOVA Books

Release Date: May 28, 2013

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Pages: 384


Jessica Therrien follows up her bestselling novel OPPRESSION with UPRISING, the second book in the Children of the Gods series.

OPPRESSION, translated and sold around the world, was one of the best selling YA novels of 2012. UPRISING continues the story of Elyse, William and the Descendants.

Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she’s hiding with William, and she knows who she’s hiding from. The Council wants a child Elyse and William have yet to conceive, a child who will be the next oracle, and who will provide the final piece to a plan Christoph has been organizing for years. Charged with leading the rebellion against Christoph and his Council, Elyse feels well out of her depth. But she has good friends and strong allies who are willing to fight with her to the end, regardless of how far they have to go, and how many lives will be lost in the process. They have one goal: to live freely and openly with the rest of humanity, out from under The Council’s oppressive rule. The stakes could not be higher for Elyse and the Descendants longing for freedom. They'll have to learn to fight if they want to stand up against The Council, and to find allies in a world ruled by their enemies. The hardest part of waging a war is knowing who to trust. Elyse knows their uprising will change the world. She doesn’t realize it will change her, too.

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Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, was published by ZOVA Books in February of 2012 and became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. The second book in the series, Uprising, will be available in May of 2013.


Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011. Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Saved, is also available as part of the anthology.


Jessica currently lives in Chula Vista with her husband and is working on book three in her Children of the Gods series.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Blog Tour ~ For Everly by Raine Thomas

Welcome to my stop on the For Everly blog tour. I'm excited to share my friend, Raine Thomas's NA Contemporary Romance with you!
Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.

Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.

In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.

When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.
My Review:

Raine Thomas writes in a way that I'll never be able to... Her writing is clean and perfect, and she pulls you in and guides you through the story. I love everything that she's written, and am always excited when she has something new coming out.
As a lover of contemporary romance, For Everly was a perfect read. I love Cole, hot, successful, and arrogant enough to make him sexy, without being a jerk. I also love Everly, an independent, caring, and sweet person. I loved the twists in the story, as well as the budding romance, and was satisfied with every word Raine wrote. I don't want to give away anything about the story, so I will just end by saying that I am a forever fan of Raine Thomas's.

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Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a bestselling series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. Her latest book is a New Adult Contemporary Romance titled For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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FOR EVERLY Launch Tour Calendar


May 27

Amanda’s Book Adventures

Dream Reads

Indie Writer’s Review

Rachel in the OC

The Bibliophile’s Corner


May 28

Bethany Lopez

Bump on a Blog

Kathleen Valentine’s Blog


May 29

Proserpine Craving Books

A Diary of a Book Addict


May 30

SupaGurl Books

Allison Cosgrove


May 31

The Book Rogue

Aria Glazki Writes


June 1

Booklicker Reviews

Every Free Chance Reviews


June 3

I Read Indie

Writing, Stuff and Nonsense


June 4

The Book Hookup

My Book Muse


June 5

Always YA at Heart

Author Malia Mallory


June 6

Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands

Writing on the Sunny Side of the Street


June 7

Step Into Fiction

Sarah’s Books and Life


June 8

Erica Lucke Dean

Laura Howard


June 9

Jess’s Book Blog

Sandwich Making Book Bitches

Book Boyfriend Reviews


June 10

My Pathway to Books

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cover Reveal of Falling Into Us by Selene Chardou


Falling Into Us

“Kaz asked me a simple question and offered a way out. He said I could stay here and visit him on tour when ever I wanted but I am tired of feeling vacuous and useless so I said yes. I could use my photography skills and I’d been to plenty of concerts but never have I gone on tour with a band. The concerts are amazing but Scarlet Fever and Winter’s Regret are a formidable combination and just as in life as in art, nothing is ever what it appears to be. Even the most perfect paintings have slight imperfections and I have to discover them one by one…about Kaz, my lover, and the man I have come to adore…”

Part two of Syd and Kaz’s exploration takes place in dual points of view and covers the North American leg of the Gods of Rock World Tour with Scarlet Fever and Winter’s Regret. Kaz thought he knew what he was doing when he decided to enter into a relationship with Sydney but his underestimation of her might cost him everything including the self-control he has held on to so tight for many years.

Can he mold her into the woman he needs her to be or will she break him in the end?

The One More Night Trilogy is a Contemporary Romance set in the world of rock and roll:

Falling Into Lust

Falling Into Us

Falling Into Love (Coming June of 2013)

Contact Information for Selene Chardou


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cover Reveal for Chasing Memories by Tia Silverthorne Bach



About Chasing Memories (Tala Prophecy, Book 1)


There isn’t another way; not now. The others are coming. I can’t let them have you…


Seventeen-year-old Reagan has a problem: She can’t remember what happened the night her brother was taken. Now, the dreams haunting her from the incident are becoming more intense by the day. All the while, the lines between what’s real and what’s a product of her paranormal-obsessed mind are becoming blurred.

Is she losing her mind or has she just stepped into a world she thought only existed in books? 

Caught in a web of worried parents, competing boys, Wiccan relatives, protective amulets, and psychiatrist babble, Reagan must determine the truth before it’s too late.

Expected Publication Date: June 10, 2013


Cover design by Jo Michaels.

About the Author


Tia Silverthorne Bach is an avid reader, sometimes runner, involved wife and mother, and rabid grammar hound in addition to being a multi-genre writer. Her three daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She's the award-winning co-author of Depression Cookies, a coming of age story written with her mother. Tia's office is wherever her laptop takes her and any place that's conducive to allowing a wild imagination like hers to flourish.

Please visit her at her 
blog, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Release of Better Nature by Elizabeth Sharp ~ Guest Post

Better Nature Release

It's finally here! It's been a year and half, but I'm so happy to finally share Better Nature with you.

Everything in Amelia Hoffman's life has led to this. An evil plot threatens to destroy humanity and the future of the human race lies in Amelia's hands. Working through the tensions between Otherworld species, torn between two men and squabbling with her siblings—all while trying to get a college degree. The pressure is a killer—literally. Does she have what it takes to save the world?

Where to buy: Amazon  B&N

Author Bio:

Elizabeth Sharp is a self-proclaimed techno geek, I live in a quiet subdivision with my husband, one-year-old son, and far too many cats. My addiction to Facebook is dwarfed only by my addiction to Dr. Pepper. She learned to read by the time she was three, thanks to her sister Theresa. Since she was always a storyteller, Elizabeth started writing as soon as she learned how.

A naturally crafty person, Elizabeth makes jewelry, sews, crochets, and crates digital art, when hse isn't chasing after a toddler. Her favorite holiday is Halloween, because it's the only day of the year you can be whatever you want to be.

You connect with Elizabeth through Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads.

Now for ways to win. check out Elizabeth's blog, where she has a Rafflecopter to win several amazing prize packs. Or follow this list of link to find and unscramble a nature quote by Albert Einstein.

If you want to learn more about The Forces of Nature, you can find all three books on Amazon.

Natural Selection ~ Book One

What do you do when you find out your family isn't your family, death is knocking at your door, and that guy you can't stop thinking about knows more about who you are than you do?

Amelia Hoffman was just a normal 15 year old until she found out the truth. Now ancient myths, supernatural beings, and murder have changed everything. Tests and school dances are no longer the biggest worry in her life-- she has to figure out how to save everyone she loves and accept the future in front of her before its too late.

Available in paperback, Kindle, Nook and other formats.

Second Nature ~ Book Two

Amelia Hoffman always knew she would be with Nathaniel Peplow forever, but after they bonded everything started to go wrong. Nate treats her like the enemy, her siblings are in danger, and an old threat grows closer. As Nate pulls away and Amelia’s burgeoning friendship with a handsome stranger blossoms, she worries she made the biggest mistake of her life. If sorting out her love life wasn’t enough, a new drug emerges that not only threatens the ones she loves, but seems to be part of something larger than she could ever imagine. Amelia’s new and old friends must work together to not only save themselves, but the whole world.

 Available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and other formats

Better Nature ~ Book Three
 Everything in Amelia Hoffman's life has led to this. An evil plot threatens to destroy humanity and the future of the human race lies in Amelia's hands. Working through the tensions between Otherworld species, torn between two men and squabbling with her siblings—all while trying to get a college degree. The pressure is a killer—literally. Does she have what it takes to save the world?
Available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and other formats to come.

I'm so proud to share my new release with the world. If you are intrigued but want a peek into the book, here's the first chapter for you.

Chapter One

I shoved my books into my backpack as the other students stampeded for the exits. School had only been back in session for about a week, but my fellow classmates seemed to be sick of it already. As I swung the bag on my shoulder and stood, a voice calling my name made me stop. I turned to find the teaching assistant beckoning me from the front.

I didn’t know too much about her. Her name was Molly Flannigan, and she was one of the fringe elements, a class of Otherworlders who lived and worked on the fringes of human society. I couldn’t be more specific because I didn’t want to get close enough. If I could sense her, she could sense me as well. My life had taught me the importance of caution. Some very powerful people had spent a lot of time and energy trying to kill me.

With a sigh I walked to the front of the room, trying not to show the reluctance I truly felt. I tucked behind my ear a strand of copper hair that had escaped my ponytail and bit my lip as I came to stop in front of her.

“I wanted to talk to you about your paper, Miss Hoffman.” She studied me with her strange vibrantly aqua eyes. I was starting to wonder if all Otherworlders had strange eyes, or if it was just the ones in my life.

“Was there something wrong with it? I included a thorough bibliography.”

She adamantly shook her head, holding up a hand to stop the tumble of words escaping me. “That’s not it at all, Miss Hoffman, I am intrigued by your topic.”

“Witchcraft through the ages? What’s wrong with that? This is religious history.”

“Oh, nothing. You just seem to know an awful lot about the subject, and it made me curious. Are you a practitioner?”

I glanced around the room, but the only people I saw were two girls giggling over a flier on the bulletin at the back of the room. I lowered my voice anyway. “Look, Molly, let’s be honest about this. You know as well as I do the truth about witches. Do you have any idea how impossible it is to sort out the facts from the stories humans believe? I am simultaneously studying human history and Otherworld history. If I crossed my facts, please correct me, but I feel certain everything in that paper is backed up with regular books from regular libraries.”

“Otherworld? I have no idea what you’re talking about, Miss Hoffman.”

I did a double take, convinced the girl was messing with me, but all I saw on her face was confusion and a little worry, probably because now she thought she was alone with a mad woman. Had I been wrong? I concentrated on her, but only confirmed what I already knew, adding a bit to it. She was a banshee, but she had no idea about herself, it seemed.

“Do you… know you’re different?” I asked her hesitantly.

“Everyone’s different.” She waved her hand dismissively.

“Not like that. Do you know what you can do?”

Molly jumped and glanced around, her eyes darting to the exits as if looking for an escape route. She lowered her voice so I had to strain to hear it. “You mean the shadows, and the screaming?”

I closed my eyes, relieved that she had an idea something about her was different. I suddenly appreciated the difficult task of explaining this crazy world hidden in myths and legends. “I don’t know how to break it to you gently, Molly, but you’re a banshee.”

“A banshee? I think you must be mistaken, Miss Hoffman.”


“Lia. I am a normal girl from the sticks, trying to get my degree so I can go on a dig in Ireland this summer. I am most definitely not a banshee.”

“Oh, really? So you don’t get an unexplainably sad feeling when you see a person with a dark shadow. That sadness doesn’t build inside you until you can no longer fight the urge to scream. But when you do, the world gets hazy, with the colors all washed out, with one vibrant light, so bright you can’t even look at it. Sound about right?”

Molly nodded silently, her eyes wide and her jaw hanging open. I could tell she had no words, so I continued. “You obviously don’t know who you are, which is a little remarkable. But you are a banshee, Molly. And if you want to know more…” I pulled a pen out of my backpack and wrote on her hand. “… Call me. I can help.”

She nodded silently and watched my every move as I backed away a couple of steps before turning and heading out the door. I had met a few Otherworlders who had grown up without knowing what they were, but I’d never met one who stayed in the dark about it as long as Molly had. Most of us came into our powers during puberty.  I couldn’t imagine struggling with something that long without any idea what was happening. And I thought I’d had it rough dealing with my family’s protective silence.

I made my way to the cafeteria, where I found Nate sitting at a table near the windows. His empty bowl sat forgotten beside him and his chin rested in his hand as he morosely watched the cold February wind beating at students as they hurried across the quad. Even though he’d changed drastically from the boy who had run out on me, I hadn’t gotten over the pain he’d caused. And until I did there was no chance of me being able to move past it. In the meantime, he was wallowing in his own misery and giving me puppy dog looks when he thought I couldn’t see. It’s not like I wanted to string him along, but some hurts can’t be fixed with just an I’m sorry.

I pulled out the chair across from him and dropped into it. Letting my bag slide off my shoulder to the floor, I fished out the twin to his ceramic dish, filled with Sariah’s homemade grilled chicken salad. I had never fully appreciated the ability to eat the greasy junk that passed for food in cafeterias across the country. Now if I tried to eat the mystery meat, my stomach cramped and I would feel ill for hours. And that didn’t take into account that it tasted even worse to me now than it ever had before. I maintained an extensive garden and got fresh meat from a friend in Vermont when I needed it, since even organic food isn’t always all natural. Spearing a piece a chicken, I nibbled on it as Nate finally noticed me and smiled.

“How goes the college experience?”

I shrugged. “Overrated. Do you have any idea how difficult even the simplest history assignment becomes, knowing what I do?”

Nate gave me the lopsided grin that still made my heart speed up a bit. “Try biology sometime.” He barked a laugh.

“So what do you have left for the day?” Nate and I car pooled to school each day since he didn’t have a car. My family and I were more than willing to buy him one, but he insisted on paying for everything himself. While my parents had squirreled away enough money that my siblings and I could live a lavish life without ever having to work, Nate’s parents hadn’t left him anything. Since we technically didn’t even have a full high school education, finding a decent paying job was next to impossible. And that’s not mentioning all the times we had to leave abruptly to deal with Otherworld matters.

“I have psych and sociology. You?”

I grimaced. “I’m done for the day as far as class goes, but I need to go to the library and research a Western Civilization paper.”

Nate frowned. Everyone around me was so over protective, despite the fact that I had never actually gotten into any trouble while on my own. It was so bad when I had first started college I caught my brother sitting in the back of one of my classes a few times, and ran into my sister in the bookstore. There had been quite a few arguments between us, but when Nate enrolled this semester things had calmed down. How his presence made a difference I don’t know. I’d never been captured and tortured. I suppose we were stronger when we were together. Still, I couldn’t imagine what kind of trouble I could get into in the on-campus library.

“You can’t be going off on your own, Lia.”

“Why not? I’m not leaving campus and I’ll just be sitting in the library looking at books.” I shrugged. “I don’t think I can get into any trouble there. I’ll let you walk me there and I’ll stay until you come get me.”

“I don’t think you should go off on your own.” I glared at him. He raised a brow and met my eyes challengingly. He leaned back in his chair with a lazy shrug. “Xander made me promise not to let you wander off by yourself. I’m lucky he didn’t make me enroll in all your classes.”

I threw my hands up with an exasperated huff. When would my family learn to trust me on my own? I gave Nate a long look before I grimaced and slid my phone out. If Nate wanted to be stubborn, I could play this game too. Before I could even put my phone back in my pocket, I noticed Dylan striding confidently into the cafeteria. I gave Nate a smug look.

“Now I won’t be alone.”

Nate groaned as his eyes landed on the angel. “Tell me you were at least smart enough to make sure you weren’t seen.”

“I’m not an idiot. I traveled to the bathroom that’s out of order.” He pointed over his shoulder and I flashed Nate a saccharin smile. Ok, maybe I was being petty, but I was capable of taking care of myself, despite what my entire family seemed to think.

Nate grumbled something as Dylan sat. The grumpy gaia gathered his dishes and shoved them in his bag before giving me a long look. I fought the urge to squirm in guilt before he stood and turned to Dylan.

“Make sure she doesn’t do anything stupid.”

As my brows shot up in indignation, he gave me one last firm look before walking out. I wasn’t sure the satisfied feeling I’d gotten when he saw Dylan was worth it anymore.