Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Release Day to Love And Other Games

Okay y'all, listen up. Not one, but FOUR of my writerly-friends banded together to give us this new adult anthology of winter-sports-themed romances. From the collective minds of Melinda Dozier, Kara Leigh-Miller, Ana Blaze and Aria Kane, comes Love and Other Games. It's set against the backdrop of the Olympic Games in beautiful Switzerland, and it's giving me all kinds of smiles. Once upon a time, I coached skiing in the Swiss Alps, and as amazing as that experience was, I only wish I'd run into some of the delightful book boyfriends these ladies have cooked up!


Be sure to visit the all day Facebook Party these golden girls have going on. (No, not those golden girls. The new crew.) And check out their sweet giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Love and Other Games: 
Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze
Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America's Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It's a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running. Everyone knows Erik Andresen's best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He's been there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium. With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.

Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier
US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers. Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she's not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in the way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

The Girl Behind the Gold by Aria Kane
Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas' parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn't won her a place in fans' hearts. "Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don't come back." This is what Brandon James' boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found -- until he meets Lia. The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want -- but neither would have guessed they'd also find what they need.

Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller
Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player. Despite Brenna Jessup's abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she's hand-picked as the official photographer for the US Olympic Hockey Team. When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn't want apologies -- he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it -- and her -- in the process.

Social Media
LaOG on Goodreads
Melinda Dozier on Twitter
Ana Blaze on Twitter
Aria Kane on Twitter
Kara Leigh Miller on Twitter

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Race to Kill by Rachel Kall

Today I get to introduce RACE TO KILL, the first book in my lovely writer-friend Rachel Kall's LOVE AND SCANDAL Series.  Doesn't it sound fab?

Race to Kill (Book 1 in the Love and Scandal Series)
When fiercely independent Vivian Reese is thrust onto the national stage during a heated presidential campaign, she doesn't expect to become a media darling. She also doesn't expect to start to fall for her sexy new bodyguard, Marcus Locke. But when threats start surfacing against the sitting President's campaign and all evidence points to Vivian, she doesn't know who to trust.

Delta Force Operator turned FBI agent Marcus Locke is supposed to be investigating campaign finance crimes. He's not supposed to be checking out the sexy, eloquent campaign spokeswoman Vivian Reese, who's one of his prime suspects! But when they are caught in the middle of a presidential race that is quickly turning deadly, he is forced to put both his heart and his job in the line of fire.

Tempers flare and passions ignite as the campaign gets dangerous, but when bullets start to fly will either of them survive?

TRAILER REVEAL:
http://studio.stupeflix.com/v/x5K6wWuDVK/


Title: Race to Kill
Author: Rachel Kall
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 7, 2013
Series: Love and Scandal Series

Information about the author:
Rachel Kall writes romantic suspense. She likes writing spicy and suspenseful stories to keep readers guessing. Rachel is a member of Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death, and Georgia Romance Writers. She loves animals and is active in animal rescue. She enjoys adding loveable pets to her stories. She lives in Georgia with her husband and five furkids—two dogs and three cats. She is represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

You can find Rachel here:
www.rachelkall.com
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachelKall
http:www.twitter.com/rachelkall

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stuck In A Good Book Giveaway Hop

Hei hei, y'all! Velkommen to the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop, hosted by Valerie of Stuck In Books and I Am A Reader Not A Writer.



I'm super excited to show off one of my new favorite books, Lying To Meet You, by Anna Garner. It's a brilliant Chick Lit novel by a fantastic indie author, and I know y'all will love it. Anna also writes more hysterical Chick Lit as Libby Mercer, and she's got a voice to rival Sophie Kinsella. Seriously.  Anna's witty, charming, quirky leading ladies have always kept me smiling, and I just feel so happy when I'm reading one of her stories. Lying To Meet You is Anna's latest release, but she's got many more under her Libby brand, including Unmasking Maya, Karmic Connection, and my very first Libby book, Fashioning A Romance. And they're all absolutely fabulous!!!


Now for the giveaway! Use this $5 Amazon gift card to purchase the book of your choice -- or TWO of Anna Garner/Libby Mercer's fab reads! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now be sure to follow the linkys to find heaps of fabulous reads and prizes. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Tempering by Adrianne James

Happy release week to my Indie Ignites sister and writer-friend Adrianne James! Her book, The Tempering, was recently featured in USA Today. And it looks like it's gonna be fantastic. Congratulations, Adrianne!

The Tempering - The Mackenzie Duncan Series
After being attacked by a wolf, Mackenzie Duncan realizes something is not right. She heals quickly, is suddenly super strong, and is experiencing mood swings that can't possibly be normal. Fear of what she is, and who she might hurt, sends Mackenzie running from the life she's worked hard to build -- and straight into the arms of a handsome Were named Geoff. But being a werewolf means having no control . . . and no memory of her time as a blood thirsty beast. Can Mackenzie set aside her own sense of morals to belong to a pack that is like family, or will she leave everything behind yet again in search of a life she can be proud of? 




Pick up your copy of The Tempering at Amazon or Smashwords!
And add it to your Goodreads now!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Thank you

I'm feeling a little sentimental right now, so apologies in advance -- here comes the gushing. 

Thank y'all so very very much for gunning for Elsker this week. Your tweets, posts, epic memes, and overall love bumped our little story into Amazon's top 100 in THREE categories this week! (Coming of Age, Paranormal Romance, and Fantasy & Futuristic.) I am so humbled, and appreciative, and just in awe of your creativity and enthusiasm. Thank you for embracing the Elsker crew so wholeheartedly. Ull, Gunnar, Inga, Kristia and I are so grateful! 



As a thank you, we've got an exclusive Gunnar POV over in the Street Team. If you're not already in the group, just leave me a comment with your FB address and we'll loop you in. Gunnar's pretty epic -- I loved hearing his voice in my head. Wouldn't you? 

Endre comes out tomorrow, and I hope y'all enjoy the next installment of our story. Thank you again for ALL of your support. Elsker readers truly are the best readers in all the realms.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Cover Reveal: Vision of Shadows

How beautiful is that? It's the cover for the soon-to-be released debut novel from the funniest guy on Twitter, Vincent Morrone. 

Check it out!
Blurb:
Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer? 


After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it — and she has no idea which possibility scares her more. 

And that's not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they're up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.


And here's a little teaser:
Journal of Bristol Blackburn
Sunday, March 17th

     There are times when being psychic really bites and this is one of them. Here it is, three in the morning and all I can think about is the boy who will eventually have his hands on me.
                  I have no idea what his name is. We’ve never met, but I feel like we’ve grown up together. I’ve had visions of him since I was six years old. Now, eleven years later, I know we’re getting closer and closer to finally meeting. I think it’s going to happen any day now.
                  And the thought scares the hell out of me.
                  I know what Dream Boy will look like. In a word: hot. Dark hair that falls loosely over his deep blue eyes. He has an angel’s face and the devil’s grin.
                  I know he’s got a bad boy attitude. Half the time, I get flashes of him getting hurt. Sometimes he’s playing the hero. Other times, he’s just being an idiot. Many times, it seems like there’s someone who enjoys hurting him.
                  What I don’t know is what he’ll be to me.
                  There are times when he seems to love me. Don’t ask me why. But he’ll look at me with nothing but love and contentment in his eyes. Earlier tonight, I had one of those dreams. One where he couldn’t keep his hands off of me. Weird that I know every inch of his body, yet I have no idea what his name is, huh.
                  Then there’s the other vision. It was the first one I had of him and the one I have most often. It’s the one I woke from tonight, the feeling of his hands still on my skin.
                  In that vision, he doesn’t look at me with love, but hatred. He has his hands wrapped around my neck as he slowly squeezes the life out of me.
                  So any day now, I’m about to meet the boy of my dreams—literally. Then I get to see if he’s going to be the love of my life, or the end of it.
                  Funny thing is, I’m not sure which idea scares the crap out of me more.


You can add Vision of Shadows to your to-read list on Goodreads:


Information about the book:
Title: Vision of Shadows
Series: Vision series
Author: Vincent Morrone
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Lenght: 210 pages
Release Date: December 30, 2013

About the Author:
Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs.

Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks.

As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say to Vincent?
Check out http://vincentmorrone.com/ where you can learn about Vincent and leave him a comment.  You can also connect with Vincent on Twitter https://twitter.com/Vince524 and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Morrrone.

You can find and contact Vincent Morrone here:

Vincent also participates in a group blog called YA Rush which consist of YA and NA Entranced authors. You can find YA Rush here:



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Coming Soon: Love and Other Games

Some of my favorite writer-friends banded together and wrote what's sure to be an amazing New Adult anthology. Melinda Dozier, Ana Blaze, Kara Leigh Miller and Aria Kane have put together four Winter Olympics-themed novellas for Swoon Romance. And as a former competitive ski racer, and ace student in my Adult Beginning Ice Skating Class (I can skate backwards now without falling down, y'all!), I can't WAIT to read these stories. This one releases on October 1, 2013, and it promises to be all kinds of fab. So I proudly give to you, LoAG.



LOVE AND OTHER GAMES is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, and Kara Leigh Miller.

Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze

Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running. 

Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from the competition. He’s there for his team, but a hot night and a remarkable final training session have him wondering if a gorgeous good-luck charm could give him another chance at the podium. 

With a little bit of luck, these two might have a shot at something worth more than gold.

Trouble with Gold by Melinda Dozier

US snowboarder and notorious prankster, Ty (Trouble) Madsen is only getting a taste of his own medicine when his Olympic teammates shackle him to a fence wearing nothing but his boxers. 

Reception and protocol volunteer, Nadia Hoffman, gets up close and personal with the sexy snowboarder to rescue him, but she's not the kind of girl who lets her hormones get in her way. A professional performance could help her land her dream job at Olympics Committee Headquarters, but her new assignment supervising the rambunctious US Snowboarding Team is making that difficult. Can she see behind the snowman in the community center bathroom and into the warm heart of the man everyone calls Trouble?

The Girl behind the Gold by Aria Kane

Greek aerial skier Lia Milonas’s parents are about to lose the family farm. Saving it means medaling and landing a huge sponsor. While her no-nonsense attitude has her well on her way to a medal, it hasn’t won her a place in fans' hearts. 

“Come back with a story that will make readers cry, or don’t come back.” This is what Brandon James’ boss told him before he left New York to cover the Winter Games for Moment Magazine. With a wink and a smile, he can charm his way into any invite-only party, but that career-making story is nowhere to be found – until he meets Lia. 

The two strike a deal that should get them both what they want - but neither would have guessed they’d also find what they need. 

Ice Gold by Kara Leigh Miller

Colton Campbell thrives on the fast paced, adrenaline rushed lifestyle of being an Olympic hockey player. 

Despite Brenna Jessup's abhorrence for the games and the athletes, she's hand-picked as the official photographer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team. 


When a faux pas by Brenna almost costs Colton his career, she owes him. Too bad for her, Colton doesn't want apologies -- he wants retribution! And he knows just how to get it -- and her -- in the process.

 Find Love and Other Games on GOODREADS.

And meet the authors on Twitter!
Melinda Dozier
Ana Blaze
Kara Leigh Miller
Aria Kane

And be sure to check out SWOON ROMANCE!