Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: In Stone by Louise D. Gornall


Happy Cover Reveal day to my lovely writer friend Louise D. Gornall! In Stone is a fabulous YA adventure about a girl and a gargoyle -- that's right a gargoyle!! It's all kinds of wonderful. And speaking of wonderful, isn't this cover just fantastic?





I am a goner for all things foresty, and this just speaks to me. 

Here's a little bit about In Stone. Add it to your Goodreads TBR right now!!

Beau Bailey is suffering from a post-break-up meltdown when she
happens across a knife in her local park and takes it home. Less than a week later, the new boy in school has her trapped in an alley; he’s sprouted horns and is going to kill Beau unless she hands over the knife.

Until Eighteenth-century gargoyle, Jack, shows up to save her.

Jack has woken from a century-long slumber to tell Beau that she’s unwittingly been drafted into a power struggle between two
immortal races: Demons and Gargoyles. The knife is the only one in existence capable of killing immortals and they’ll tear the world apart to get it back. To draw the warring immortals away from her home, Beau goes with Jack in search of the mind-bending realm known as the Underworld, a place where they’ll hopefully be able to destroy the knife and prevent all hell from breaking loose. That is, provided they can outrun the demons chasing them.

About The Author: 
Louise is a graduate of Garstang Community Academy. She's currently studying for a BA (Hons) in English language and literature with special emphasis on creative writing. YA aficionado. Brit bird. Film nerd. Identical twin. Junk food enthusiast. Rumored pink Power Ranger. Zombie apocalypse 2012 survivor, and avid collector of book boyfriends.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal!! Introducing TUR and ELSKER

OK. I have been so so so so excited to share these with y'all since the amazing Rebecca K. Sterling shared them with me. I know I'm a smidge biased, but I think she created the perfect covers for our Norse crew. Especially considering that I sent her the least helpful cover design form imaginable -- "I've got this series about Norse gods who vacation in the UK, and it's paranormal because they're Norse gods, and it's romance because of course all the humans fall in love with them, and it's also New Adult because they're all 18-23 year olds, but it's not 'New Adult' because it's pretty tame heat wise and, well, can you do something that shows all that in one cover? Please?"

And. She. Did.

A thousand thank yous, Rebecca K. Sterling, for filling an absurdly tall order. And a thousand thank yous to the readers, bloggers, and authors who are taking time out of their schedules to share the double cover love today. I am forever grateful to each and every one of you. It's been a bit of a twisty road getting here, but you guys have embraced our Norse crew from day one, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Thanks for being there for us. :) 

And now, I'm super proud to share the first two covers of The Elsker Saga!!!

Introducing Tur -- An Elsker Saga Novella

Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory.

Some things are worth fighting for.


TUR is an Elsker Saga novella. It is approximately 10,000 words long.




And Elsker!!

Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest-to-goodness Norse God — an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms.


 Her orderly life just got very messy.

What do you think of Ull, Gunnar and the girls? I'm kind of in love with them. ;) 

Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter to enter to win advance e-book copies of Tur and Elsker, and an e-book of Curses, Fates & Soul Mates, a fabulous collection of five New Adult Paranormal Romance novels, by Kristie Cook, Lynn Rush, R.K. Ryals, Raine Thomas and Rachel Wade. It's a fantastic read!!
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Thank you for cheering for our Norse crew. It's been so much fun reworking these books to share with y'all. And THANK YOU to everyone who's participating in the cover reveal today. You guys rock!!

And a MASSIVE thank you to Christina of Booksniffer Review Tours for putting together today's cover reveal. You've gone above and beyond to show off our pretties, and I am so very grateful!!


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cover Reveal Sign Ups: Elsker and Tur

Are you willing to help us reveal the amazing covers Rebecca K. Sterling designed for Tur and Elsker? I will be forever grateful! And I have two words to entice you:

Ull. Gunnar.

That is all. Thank you so so much! If you're up sharing on April 15, pretty please sign up HERE!


Thank you!!

Cover Reveal: Liberty Belle by Emily Ungar

Today I get to reveal the uber-cute cover for Liberty Belle, by Anaiah Press author Emily Ungar! Anaiah is a faith-based press run by my dear, dear friend, and Elsker's once and future editor, Eden Plantz. Any indie authors looking for a FANTASTIC home for their manuscripts should consider Anaiah. Feel free to contact me directly for any references -- I happen to know the entire staff is all kinds of fabulous. ;)

And now, for the pinkalicious cover I can't wait to check out!


Liberty Belle: Coming August 12, 2014
Blurb:
On the same day she turns twelve years old, Savannah moves away from everything she’s known in sweet, sunny Georgia to preppy Washington D.C. Not only will she miss her best friends Katie and Tessa, Savannah will start a new school. She soon discovers that her schoolmates love to brag—about their clothes, their parents’ governmental connections, and even who has the in with the school authorities.

Unhappy and lonely, Savannah decides if she can’t make life better, she can at least make it sound that way. Soon she is living in the childhood home of George Washington, riding in the limo of the vice president’s daughter, and even moving into the former Luxembourg embassy.

All is well until she learns that her true friends from Georgia are coming for a visit. Now Savannah must create the life she’s been talking about in her letters—and fast! Will Savannah find herself or lose her friends?





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Emily Ungar is a graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in journalism. After living in seven different U.S. states by the time she finished college, she now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and very curious twin toddlers. When she isn’t chasing after her twin boys, Emily loves to curl up in a chaise lounge with a book in one hand and a lemon cupcake in the other. Emily loves connecting with her readers, so she welcomes you to say hi on her blog at emilyungar.com.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Honor Among Orcs by Amalia Dillin

Today I get to applaud my fabulous friend Amalia Dillin and her spectacular new release, Honor Among Orcs. For those that don't know her, Amalia is THE Norse Mythology guru on the interwebs. She writes Thor, Odin, and the gang in a fantastically creative way, and now she's spreading the love to some orcs. Congratulations and happy book birthday, Amalia!!



Beauty must save the BEAST...


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Honor Among Orcs
by Amalia Dillin  

Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Series: Orc Saga, Book One
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/ Romantic Fantasy 


After nearly a decade as the king’s whipping-girl, Princess Arianna has no intention of going quietly into marriage to some treasonous noble, or serving obediently as the king’s spy until her death is more convenient. When she discovers a handsome orc, chained and trapped inside a magic mirror, Arianna cannot help but see a lasting freedom from her father's abuse.

Left to rot inside a mirror by the king, Bolthorn never imagined his prayers would be answered by a princess. Nor did he ever expect to meet so worthy a woman after knowing her father’s cruelty. He needs her help to escape the mirror before the king marches against the orcs, but all he can offer Arianna is ice and darkness in exchange for her aid. 

If Arianna can free the monster behind the glass, perhaps she might free herself, as well. But once they cross the mountain, there will be no return, and the deadly winter is the least of what threatens them on the other side. Romance blossoms in this gripping fantasy adventure.

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About the Author

Amalia Dillin began as a Biology major before taking Latin and falling in love with old heroes and older gods. After that, she couldn't stop writing about them, with the occasional break for more contemporary subjects. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, and dreams of the day when she will own goats--to pull her chariot through the sky, of course. 

Amalia is the author of the Fate of the Gods trilogy from World Weaver Press, and the soon to be released Orc Saga, coming April 1, 2014. You can learn more about her work at www.amaliadillin.com

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ull's Big News...

So our God of Winter's got some news . . . 



Elsker and Tur return this May. Ull can't wait to see you again . . . 

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happy Book Birthday Prom & Prejudice!

And now, a very special HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to one of my favorite YA authors. Stephanie Wardrop writes the highly entertaining, bestselling Snark & Circumstance series. She's got the wit of Meg Cabot combined with the stylistic imaginings of Jane Austen, all wrapped into one fantastic young adult package. Happy book birthday, Prom & Prejudice! And be sure to leave a comment with your best date outfit -- I'll gift one commenter with a copy of P&P!!

Take it away Stephanie!

Maybe it’s a good thing I never went to a prom. People act like you’ll be scarred for life, but I can tell you that’s not true. And in missing the prom, I missed having to figure out what to wear to the prom.
In Prom and Prejudice, the last installment of the e-novella series Snark and Circumstance, my main character doesn’t go to the prom either. But Georgia does have a date – maybe – with her crush on prom night:
The phone rings and I get it from the wall (we are the only people in the industrialized world to still have a wall phone in the kitchen. I manage to do this, I hope, without appearing to have been waiting all day for the sound of that ring. At least, I don’t rip the phone out of the wall when I grab it.
“Hey, Georgia, it’s Michael.”
“Oh, hi,” I say, and I hope I sound offhand.
“Can you come over around seven, to my house?” he asks.
I don’t hesitate. “Yeah, I think I can do that.”
“Great! I’ll see you then.”
“Okay. Bye.”
Just then my sisters walk in. Leigh is giggling and Cassie waggles her burgundy-colored nails at me and all their hair is piled high on their heads like they came to life and walked off the walls of the Parthenon. They are prepped and prom-ready.
“Michael just called,” I say.
“Oooooh,” Leigh whispers, smiling.
“Told you,” says Tori.
“He wants me to come over around seven tonight.”
Mom and Leigh and Cassie are looking at me like I am about to produce a rabbit out of a hat while Tori grips my arms. “So you know what this means?” she says with restrained excitement lighting up her whole face.
“No, what?”
“That he is definitely not going to prom! Not with Darien—or anyone.”
Leigh squeals for a second and clamps a hand over her mouth. Her nails are pale pink and perfect looking.
“The prom is at eight, right?” I point out. “He could still go.” The oven timer dings and I take the cupcakes out, determined to not be hopeful. I am too afraid to be hopeful. Hope can be the first step toward spectacular disappointment.

So what should Georgia wear to an event that might be a date, might be a friendly hanging out, might be totally embarrassing for her if she assumes it is more than it is? What do you wear when you want to look good but not like you worked at it? What’s your go-to look? Tell us in the comments and one commenter will win a copy of P&P!


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Blurb:
Georgia Barrett is beginning to realize that her arch-preppie lab partner, Michael Endicott, is not at all the snob-hole she once thought. Too bad Georgia doesn’t see him for who he really is until he starts dating a poised and polished senior.

Georgia knows she should settle for his friendship, especially since telling him how she really feels would mean risking losing him altogether. But her heart tells her a chance at love might just be worth dropping her trusty shield of snark. And Georgia’s determined to find out.