Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jody Hedlund’s ‘Hearts Made Whole’ Prize Pack Giveaway and Facebook Party

Don't miss Jody Hedlund's new book, Hearts Made Whole, a story of loss, forgiveness, hope, and true love set in 1865 Michigan. When Ryan's failings endanger others, he and Caroline realize he’s in no shape to run the lighthouse, but he’s unwilling to let anyone close enough to help. Can Caroline forgive the hurting man who costs her the role she loves?

Celebrate the release of Hearts Made Whole by entering to win an Afternoon at the Beach prize pack and RSVPing to Jody's June 23rd author chat party!

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Day 12 | 12 Days of Great Summer Reads Book Blitz with Giveaway | Such a Secret Place

Raids splatter across the news--Arcaian soldiers are stealing magic left and right, using it against the people they steal it from.


When sixteen-year-old Ambry Csille's brother gets taken in one of these raids, her utter fear and panic should be enough to invoke tears in any normal world. But for Ambry, tears are a thing of the past. 

Because of a spell, people can no longer feel emotion; not enough to cry, and definitely not enough to defend themselves against the tyrannical soldiers stealing her people’s magic. A rare vial of enchanted tears chooses Ambry to reverse the spell, and soon she finds herself the target not only of the Arcaians, but of battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who wants the tears for his own reasons.
All Ambry wants is to rescue her brother, but when her tears get stolen, Ambry determines to work with Talon to get them back. Any day the Arcaians could drink her tears. Any day they’ll succeed at draining her people's magic completely, and all hope will be gone—not only for her brother, but for her world.
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Cortney is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. She lives with 
her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.
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“You’ve had enough, huh?” I spin on the spot and lunge a forward thrust at his stomach.
With a furtive jab, Talon blocks my advance, and I don’t miss the fact that he makes none in return. That doesn’t stop me. I’m too in-the-moment, brimming with adrenaline.
“It’ll be dark in a few hours,” he says, seeming fixed on blocking only. “We’ll go into the city to sleep.”
I laugh and make for his shoulder to get him in an arm lock. “Who needs sleep?”
Before I know what’s happening, my arm is restrained. I’m thrown into the air like a dirty rug and land on my back. Talon kneels across me, pinning my arms on either side of my head.
He studies me, panting. The rims of his eyes tighten and then relax.
You especially need to rest so you don’t wear yourself out before tomorrow.”
I’m too caught up in his glance to realize he was taking me seriously. We just stare at each other for a long moment. My breath locks in my throat.
A day’s growth stubbles along his chin, and my palms itch to reach out, to feel it. Heat emanates from him in waves, making me dizzy.
I swallow, waiting for him to act—as I can’t really move. With my hands fettered in his, I’m completely open to him. He has to be feeling the same. This invisible lure between us. How else can he look at me with such softness in his eyes?
Too soon he releases his hold and allows me to sit up.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Day 11 | 12 Days of Great Summer Reads Book Blitz with Giveaway | Serial Hottie

Let's add a little suspense, comedy and romance to the summer!

 Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen--a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and a cat named Mr. Darcy.

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 Ellie’s Sweet 16 is a summer of firsts.
First car.
First kiss.
First boyfriend.

First serial-killing stalker…?

Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy's affection before. So when the hottest boy she's ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she's the center of his universe, naturally she's going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right?

The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she's convinced he's a psychopathic killer. Problem is, he's the sweetest psychopathic killer she's ever met. Not to mention he's brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can't help but fall for him.

From the best selling young adult author of The Avery Shaw Experiment and V is for Virgin, comes a lovable, quirky, and wildly funny coming of age contemporary romance about a girl, her strange but hot neighbor, and the crazy summer that changed both of their lives forever.

Will Ellie find true love?
Or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts? 

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1. I went to college as a voice performance major
2. I once competed in the Miss Michigan Teen USA pageant. (I did not win LOL.)
3. I’m a baseball fanatic. (Go D-backs!)
4. I broke my head as a kid and had to wear a hockey helmet to school.
5. I own my own 10-sided dice for role-playing that no one but me is allowed to role.
6. I wrote my first novel when I was fifteen.
7. I’m a big fan-fiction geek.
8. The Backstreet Boys were my 1D, and I was a total fangirl.
9. I love Broadway musicals.
10. I love to play golf. (Though I totally suck at it.)

I leapt back and flattened myself against the wall just as Seth knocked on my window. “Ellie, c’mon, I know you’re in there. I also know you have a weakness for ice cream. Come hang out with me and we’ll go to Dairy Queen. My treat.”
My mouth watered at the thought of a Heath Blizzard and I nearly opened my window. Except... How did he know about my ice cream addiction?
“At least tell me you found my note.”
Note? What note?
Seth sighed and then, as if reading my thoughts, said, “Look at the high scores on Skateboard Pro 2000.”
Of course I checked. How could I not? I was admittedly relieved when I saw my score still at the top of the list, but the next score was only one point below it and the following eight each one point lower than the next. As baffled by the impossibility of the scores as I was, I was even more surprised by the names claiming them—or words, rather. The top ten names on the high score list now read:

1. Ellie
2. You’re
3. The
4. Only
5. Reason
6. I
7. Don’t
8. Hate
9. Living
10. Here

I blinked. Then I read the message again. Then I had to sit down. It was the nicest thing anyone had ever said to me, and definitely the closest thing to a romantic gesture I’d ever received. I could feel the flush in my cheeks, but while my heart was thumping my brain was only processing fear. How had he done this? And when?


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