Thursday, April 24, 2014

Giveaway Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the Ull's Back! Giveaway. Thank y'all so much for entering, and be sure to come back soon for more giveaway fun. Elsker's release day is just a month away, Norway's celebrating the 200th anniversary of it's constitution this Syttende Mai, and there may be a new cover for Endre in the works. So Ull's got plenty to celebrate.  ;) 

The winners of the Tur & Elsker e-book sets are: Tabatha P. and Christine
And the winner of Curses, Fates & Soul Mates is: Claire C.

Winners, you should have a fun e-mail from me. Happy reading!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Introducing White Helleborne by Nicole Zoltack

Today I get to introduce you to Nicole Zoltack's New Adult Superhero novel, White Helleborne. That's right, NA Superhero. Awesome, right? I love that authors like Nicole are helping New Adult branch into so many exciting new genres. Superheroes for the win!!

Two Loves

A foster kid no one wanted, Nick had a hard life with walls to protect himself from getting hurt yet again. That all changes when he's placed with yet another couple, this time in Falledge.
There's something different here. This place actually isn't that bad. And there's this girl. Justina. She's amazing.
And those walls Nick built? Justina and her twin Julianna knock them down until not even dust remains. The trio are closer than green on grass, and eventually Nick and Justina fall in love.
Only Nick should have kept those walls. Because death separates him from his love.
Flash forward ten years. Nick's life is a mess. Each year, he returns to Falledge and places a black hellebore on Justina's grave. Only this year, Julianna sees him. And he happens to die and come back to life with superpowers. Battles a super villain.
And somehow, ends up healing a little and even falling in love with Julianna.
After all, Justina would have wanted him to move on.
Two loves.
But then the impossible happens. A witch takes control of Julianna's body and brings Justina's soul with her.
Suddenly, being in love with twins is a lot more serious…

After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover.

Kiya the witch isn't the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge.

Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna's body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas's high school sweetheart and Julianna's twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can't stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he'd never be able to find lasting, true love.

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Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Book Birthday Stone of Destiny!

GAH! I'm so proud of my friend Laura Howard. She's kind, she's funny, she's sharp as a tack. She's just released her brand-spankin-new novel, Stone of Destiny. And here's the best part: it's a NEW ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE. Squee! I am beyond excited for this read, and I hope you are too. I desperately want more PNR (and sci-fi, and urban fantasy, and a whole lot more) in NA, so hats off to Laura for making it happen. Happy book birthday, friend!

Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy Book 2)

by Laura Howard

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance


Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn't entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress's plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison's parents apart forever.

Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.

Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan' s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?


The Forgotten Ones

Book One in The Danaan Trilogy

About Laura:

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known.

Happy Book Birthday Infinite Potential!

Happy book birthday to my friend Barbara Garren! I'm so proud of you!!

Book: Infinite Potential
Author: Barbara Garren
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Kelsi always knows when bad things are coming, but even she never thought she’d lose her husband at only twenty-three. Since he died, she’s been living her worst nightmare.  Her nights are filled with dreams of a Dark Haired Man, but her days are full of guilt, because the Man fills her with longing and confusion, promising to give her all she needs, all she wants, all she feared she’d never have again. If only the dreams would stay in her head where they belong. Kelsi starts seeing the Dark Haired Man in her waking life, shadowing her wherever she goes. And when her mysterious new neighbor, Aiden Hardt, knows about the Man in her dreams, Kelsi worries she can’t trust her own mind. "He’s not what he seems." But even Aiden’s cryptic words don’t frighten her as much as the way she feels around him. Kelsi must sort through her emotions and figure out what’s real before she can ever hope to have a normal life again.

I'm a writer, a reader and a frequenter of the more charming sites in town, namely pubs.
Born and raised in Southern California, I left to explore the world courtesy of the U.S. Navy. I've lived in San Francisco, New York and Norfolk, Virginia, but prefer to call San Diego home these days, with my husband, Henry (the inspiration for all the romance).
When not working on my next novel or reading a good book, I can be found running after my grandchildren, my dog and my sanity.
I believe a well-rounded diet consists of coffee, scotch, chocolate, popcorn and Luna Bars - in that order - and have been accused of violating grammar and etiquette rules in at least seven countries. My Muse is a Valkyrie named Prue, so look out.

Okay, I was asked to share the top 5 things you never would have guessed about me. This might be painful, but here goes:
1      I’m deathly afraid of clowns, puppets, masks and heights. Not in that order. I don’t know where the fear of clowns, puppets and masks comes from. I have a friend who is a psychologist and she says it’s a combination of my complete transparency, coupled with the difficulty I have seeing past the subterfuge of others. I’m not sure – I used to love the clowns at the circus. As for the height thing – that’s interesting, considering fact number 2…
2     I learned how to fly an airplane before I learned how to drive a car. Flying doesn’t affect my fear of heights. I love flying. I grew up flying with my Dad and he taught my brother and I how to fly as soon as we were able to see over the nose of the plane! So, maybe it’s not really a fear of heights, but a fear of being on the edge, teetering on the precipice?
3     I began my career in the Navy as a welder. Really! I was darn good at it too! My grandfather taught me how to weld (a little bit) when I was a little girl and I love the magic of joining metal together. I’m a bit of a metal geek (okay, a LOT of a metal geek) and the whole process still fascinates me. I quickly moved on too inspection and testing after suffering a nasty burn welding on a pipe on a ship in the Bay of Oman, but that’s a story for another day!
     My iPod would probably have you scratching your head in confusion. I have opera, operetta’s (Gilbert & Sullivan), classical music, country, pop, rap, new wave, rock and roll, heavy metal – you name it. Most of my playlists are a real mash-up of genre, rhythm and tone. Whatever sets the mood best! I tend to gravitate toward darker, more melancholy songs when I’m really in “writing” mode. It helps me reach all those feelings!
     I am possibly one of the most socially awkward and shy people you will ever meet, I’ve just learned to hide it well. I drag my husband to all the professional social functions I’m required to attend and he pushes me into other types of events, but I’m quite the wall-flower at heart. I can never figure out what to say or do and am terrified of glomming on to the ONE person who talks to me and never letting them go! With that said, once I know you and feel comfortable with you, I’m a firm believer in tackle hugs!
Twitter: @bak229
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Release Day: Elected by Rori Shay

Happy book birthday to Rori Shay and her YA Sci-fi debut, Elected!

ELECTED by Rori Shay


It's the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father's place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond the borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret - the boy who is somehow connected to her country's recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn't know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn't realize the sacrifice might be her life.

Author Bio: 
Rori Shay is an author living in the Washington, DC area with her husband, daughters, black lab, and cat - just not quite in the same exciting circumstances as ELECTED's main character, Aloy. She enjoys running, gardening, reading, doign yoga, and volunteering with the Dwelling Place non-profit. Rori is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

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Don't forget to enter the giveaway! 

-Items seen in ELECTED such as a marriage binding (temporary tattoo)
-Hemlock soap
-Necklace as seen in ELECTED
-Signed paperback copy of ELECTED
-Optional FaceTime or Skype session with the author for 1/2 an hour (can be used one-on-one or at the winner's book club, etc.) 

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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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