Monday, June 30, 2014

Introducing Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash!!

SQUEEEE! Today I get to show you the covers for my AMAZING friend's AMAZING books. If you know anything about me, you know I <3 Stacey Nash. Everything about this girl absolutely rocks. She's thoughtful and kind, wicked smart, hysterically funny, and a brilliant writer.

An absolutely brilliant writer.

And you are going to love her debut Collective Series every bit as much as I do. Her book boyfriend Jax is all kinds of yummy. But don't get any ideas about him. He's mine. :)

Are you ready to drool over her gorgeous new covers? Wait no more, here they are!!!



So pretty, right? And the story is phenomenal. Get ready to fall in love with Stacey, y'all. But remember:

JAX IS MINE. 

*smiles sweetly* 

Forget Me Not:
Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They're not just jewellery, they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewellery's power attracts the attention fo a secret society determined to confiscate the device - and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One. She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her friends' lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.

Pre-order buy links:

About the Author:

The author of this book is AWESOME. She's one of my favorite authors, ever, one of the kindest people I know, and my writerly bestie. You will LOVE her every bit as much as I do. Because she rocks.


Oh, you wanted her official bio? Right. Here it is.

Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. When her head isn't stuck in a fictional world, she calls the Hunter Valley of New South Wales home. It is an area nestled between mountains and vineyards, full of history and culture that all comes together to create an abundance of writing inspiration. Stacey loves nothing more than writing when inspiration strikes.




Saturday, June 28, 2014

NA Crush Tourney 14 and My Apologies

Hei hei, y'all. Mange takk to the readers, bloggers, and friends who turned out to support Ull in his Crush Tourney match. He lost to an erotic bestseller... but only by 8%. For a waffle-baking, sticker-giving Norse god, that's not too shabby. And it's all because of your love and support. Thank you!!

We usually like to keep things pretty lighthearted around here. But I've gotten a LOT of messages from you about the circumstances surrounding this year's NA Crush Tourney, and we need to get serious for a minute. I just want you all to know, I'm sorry.

I'm REALLY sorry.


We all know certain genres of New Adult books contain pretty hawt content. We expect it when we pick up some genres (steamy contemps and eroticas), and we don't expect it when we pick up others (sweet romances and some specs). The beauty of writing in an emerging category is that there's room for ALL tastes and heat levels in our growing community, and we can all appreciate and RESPECT each other. Some of my best friends write the kind of content that would make Ull turn fifty shades of bright red (wouldn't that be funny to see!), and I cheer for their stories, just as they cheer for Ull as a family friendly book-boyfriend. We know what we expect when we pick up each other's books. And I know Ull's readers expect a certain kind of content from him. I take your expectations of my content very seriously, and I would never knowingly violate your trust. But when I asked you to click through to NA Alley to vote for him on Thursday, I unwillingly exposed you to some EXTREMELY graphic imagery in his competitor post. And for that, I am truly sorry.

I know a lot of you are upset. And I know a lot of your anger is directed at NA Alley. Please know, the decision to allow R-rated graphics in the posts without providing some kind of click-through-for-consent was a decision made by a small committee at NA Alley, and not the Alley as a whole. I have been assured the Tourney will be run very differently moving forward. I know this doesn't make up for the images I exposed you and your followers to, and for that I am truly sorry. But please know I hold the Alley in the highest regard, both as a pioneer in NA Literature, and as a resource for the writing community. And I know they are going to continue to break new ground and champion New Adult literature for all of us -- while being respectful of readers and writers alike.

Ull and I truly appreciate your support. Feel free to contact us with your ongoing concerns. We hear you, and we are so very sorry.

Skal,
ST

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

VOTE FOR ULL!!!


It's #NACrushTourney14 time! Ull's match is live HERE, and he really, really needs your vote! He's up against a USA Today bestselling book boyfriend, so he needs every single bit of help he can get. You can help our favorite Norse god by:

(1) Going to http://naalley.blogspot.com/2014/06/match-4-ull-4-vs-ford-29.html and voting for ULL!


(2) Sharing a tweet or FB post showing your support for Ull. Feel free to include any of our lovely #Drool4Ull graphics.




(3) Tell your friends, family, mom, mailman, mailman's mom to head over to the tourney and VOTE ULL! Then collect your I VOTED sticker. See? Ull's fun. ;)


It's been an absolute thrill to be in this tournament for a second year. Ull's a little fish in the big New Adult pond, and I'm super grateful to have the chance to enter this contest at all. Mange takk to Ull's AMAZING advocate, our Valkyrie Captains, and the entire RagnaRockstar Street Team for EVERYTHING y'all have done to get our boy this far. And thank you to all the readers and friends who voted for the God of Winter. We know we wouldn't be here without each and every one of you, and we are beyond grateful.

Skal, y'all!
xo,
ST

Super Sekrit Hottie Event



There's this little thing going on tonight over on The Facebook. 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST. We can't tell you what it is, but trust us... you won't want to miss it. :) 

Hope we can see you there!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ull's In The #NACrushTourney14!!!! And His Advocate Is AWESOME!!!

Hei hei, y'all. I've got some MAJOR news.

Are you ready?

Wait for it....


Ull's in this year's #NACrushTourney14!!! He's one of the hunky book boyfriends that gets to compete for the title of Ultimate New Adult Crush! Our little ole Ull, is on an actual list with Abbi Glines' Rush, J. Lynn's Cam, Cora Carmack's Carson and Kristie Cook's Tristan! 
Our Norse god is on a list with my beloved book boyfriend, Tristan!!  
HOW FREAKING COOL IS THAT?? 

But wait, there's more! 

Ull scored the AWESOMEST advocate ever. One of my very favorite book bloggers and my dear friend, Bianca from Martini Times Romance, stepped in to champion Ull's bid for the Tourney. She's been working her tushie off, despite her already packed schedule, with the help of some amazing friends. Ull's Valkyries, headed up by the Biblio Belles' lovely Britt, the ever-so-patient Stacey Nash, and the oh-so-smexy author Aly Martinez, and the entire RagnaRockstars team have been working around the clock to bring y'all all kinds of Norse god-goodness, and I have just one thing to say:

Get ready to #Drool4Ull.



Seriously, these girls are blowing me away with their Ull love, and I am all kinds of grateful. THANK YOU for working so very, very hard. For taking precious free time to cheer for our boy. I'm amazed, and humbled, and just so very thankful for everything you're doing. I <3 you so very much. And Ull does too. 


Stay tuned for more tourney news. We're having so much fun playing with this! We hope we can make you smile, too. 

Skal, y'all!
xoxo, ST



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cover Reveal: Because I'm DIsposable

Happy cover reveal day to my dear friend, Rosie Somers!



Because I'm Disposable is a YA contemporary by Rosie Somers and will be available on July 9th! 



Sixteen-year-old Callista Tanner was in the bathroom slitting her wrists the night her father took a fatal plunge down the stairs. People around her think she attempted suicide because she found him dead -- or worse, because she had a guilty conscience. Few know the truth; Michael Tanner had been beating her for years.

The freedom that should have come with her father's death becomes a cage of rumors and self-doubt. Callie seeks escape in the most destructive ways, bringing her emotional scars to the surface for the world to see.

One bright spot exists in Callie's dark world.

Lincoln Devaux refuses to let Callie sink fully into the depths of her own depression, stepping into her life when she needs someone the most. She tries to push him away, but Link is determined to save Callie from herself. Even when she doesn't think she's worth saving.

Add it to Goodreads! Pre-order at Smashwords or iTunes.


Trailer



About the Author

Rosie Somers is a YA author who lives in Florida, soaking up the year-round sunshine. She can often be found in her favorite spot on her favorite beach, nose-deep in a good book.

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