Thursday, December 18, 2014

Randi Cooley Wilson's REDEMPTION Blog Tour & Giveaway

The Perfect Gift
Randi Cooley Wilson

The Revelation Series is chock-full of interesting characters. Some human, some supernatural, many of them sexy and hot. I sat down recently with the series leading female character, Eve Collins and asked her what she’s planning to get the rest of the characters you’ve come to know and love for the holidays. See her Holiday Gift list below.
Asher St. Michael ( Eve’s Love Interest and Protector): Surprisingly, Asher loves to read. I realize how odd that sounds since he uses most of his free time to lip lock with me. This year, I got him a signed hardcover edition of The James Bond Dossier by Ian Fleming. It’s a first edition, first printing. THE AUTHOR’S COPY.It’s in the publisher’s unique presentation binding of quarter red morocco over red cloth boards.He’s going to flip. (Also a little something from La Perla but that’s for his eyes only).
Gage Gallagher (The Mysterious Gargoyle): Some of you may not know this but Gage actually studied architecture. So this year, he’s getting a coffee table book of Frank Llyod Wright designs.Only if he can make up his mind and decide where his loyalties lay.
Callan (Asher’s Brother): La Creuset 4-piece bakeware set in green, his protector stone color, because, I mean come on. Callan’s cookies are the best!.
Abby (Callan’s Mate): Abby loves clothes. So, I got her a gift certificate to Nordstrom. Which no doubt, she’ll force me to spend the day playing dress-up with.
Keegan (Asher’s Older Brother): A custom dagger for his collection engraved with rubies, his protector stone.
McKenna (Keegan’s Mate): I hear that McKenna is super allergic to wool. Like, face blows up allergic. So, I got her the most gorgeous wool scarf. I know she’ll just love it.
Michael (Archangel): I got him an angel for the top of his tree. Yep, I think it’s deserved.It lights up and everything, he’s going to love it (insert sarcism here).
Elizabeth (Eve’s Aunt): An engraved gardening set because my aunt has the most beautiful garden on the Vineyard.
Wishing you all the best holiday season from all the cast of The Revelation  
Series. The author too, but she doesn’t usually get to talk much.

 (The Revelation Series, #3)
 by Randi Cooley Wilson
To be Released: December, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

For Eve Collins, darkness has descended after her love vanished into the night sky. A new protector has been appointed, one who challenges everything she’s believed to true.
In this third installment of The Revelation Series, Eve will become aware of dangers and worlds that exist only in her nightmares and bloodline secrets that will trigger a centuries old war.
You can escape anything, except your destiny.
Readers captivated by Revelation and Restraint will become enthralled with Redemption

About the Author:
Randi Cooley Wilson
Randi was born and raised in Massachusetts where she attended Bridgewater State University and graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduation she moved to California where she lived happily bathed in sunshine and warm weather for fifteen years. Randi and her husband recently moved back to Massachusetts with their daughter where she was encouraged to begin writing again. Revelation is her first novel and The Revelations Series is her first New Adult Paranormal Romance book series. “I’ve had a love affair with books, writing and storytelling since childhood. It has been a dream of mine to introduce this world and these characters to you. I hope I’ve done them justice.” Randi loves to hear from readers, you can reach out to her via Twitter    and/or Facebook   

Read below for an excerpt from the book:
Strong arms wrap tightly around my waist and tug me back to a warm, muscular chest. Asher lifts his hand and moves my hair to one side, over my shoulder, so he can have access to my neck. I tilt my head to the right, making it easy for his lips to gently brush the sensitive skin under my left ear before leaving a trail of soft kisses.
“Someday, when this is all over, I promise you’ll have the peace you’re craving. It will be just me and you, siren,” he vows quietly.
I sigh in contentment. “That’s all I want, Ash.”
“Then I’ll move Heaven and earth to make sure you get it."
I turn to face him and push up on my tiptoes. Leaning in, I give him a slow, molten kiss. I push everything I feel for him into the gesture. I want to fill every space of his soul, the way he does mine.
It’s like I’m trying to climb inside his heart and live there. I’m not sure how long we stay like this, in our own private, perfect moment, but I never want to leave.
Breathlessly, I pull away. My eyes find Asher’s. “What is it you want the most?”
Asher’s intense gaze holds mine, taking my breath away. “Redemption.”

The Giveaway
$25 GC to B&N or Amazon (winners choice) and a digital copy (Nook or Kindle, winners choice) of: Revelation, Restraint and Redemption by Randi Cooley Wilson

The Tour: 
December 1st SleepsOnTables – Review Book 3 Cassandra M’s Place – Guest Post 
December 2nd Diane’s Book Blog – Interview I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review Book 1 
December 3rd Sassy savvy fabulous book blog – Review Book 3 YaReads - Review Book 1 
December 4th Clever Girls Read - Review Book 3 
December 5th Suzy Turner, YA Author – Guest Post Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books! – Review Book 3 
December 8th Comet Babe’s Books – Review Book 3 
December 9th Clever Girls Read - Guest Post YaReads – Review Book 2 December 10th storyteller-skgregory – Interview I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review Book 2 
December 11th GenGen’s Book Blog – Review Book 3 
December 12th Adventures in Writing – Review Book 3 
December 15th The Book Beacon – Review Book 3 Elizabeth Delana Rosa Book Lover & Creator of Worlds – Promo Post 
December 16th All my Book finds – Promo Post 
December 17th Adventures in Writing – Interview YaReads – Review Book 3 December 18th Just One More Chapter - Review Book 3 NaYa Books and More – Guest Post 
December 19th Nay’s Pink Bookshelf - Review all 3 books A Little Bit of R&R – Promo Post December 22nd SleepsOnTables – Guest Post I Feel the Need, the Need to Read – Review Book 3 mindjacked – Review Book 1 The Book Lovers’ Lounge – Interview Read Write All The Time - Review Book 3
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jenn Young's REASON AND ROMANCE Book Tour and Giveaway

Reason and Romance
by Jenn Young
Release Date: 12/09/14

Book Summary:
Being stuck in the godforsaken desert is Adrian Blake’s worst nightmare come true. Senior year is all about making fun memories. It’s not about starting over at a new school and navigating a new Brady Bunch family. It’s really not about living with a sexy, arrogant would-be stepbrother who knows how to push her buttons. 
Alex Montgomery is the very definition of a player. The only thing he commits to is a one night stand. He’s exactly the kind of guy she hates. When she sleeps with him, it’s the biggest mistake of her life. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Not at school. Not at home. Sometimes the best mistakes are the ones that you make over and over again…

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About the Author
Jenn Young writes primarily Young Adult and New Adult. She used to write contemporary teen drama and romance under the pen name Myrika at Fictionpress. She also used to write under the pen name Moreta. Jenn is an unabashed lover of romance, soap operas, and paranormal/supernatural stories. When Jenn's not working at her day job, she drinks too much coffee and buys too many books. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her via her website,, or follow her on Twitter at @myrikami. She can be found on Facebook too.

Alex tilted his head. “Now that’s a tepid thank-you. I expected a little more gratitude than that, but really, knowing you, I wouldn’t have gotten it.”
Her gaze snapped back to him. “Oh, I don’t begrudge credit where it’s due, but knowing you, you’d ask for more than just gratitude.”
“And what exactly would I ask for?”
Her back bumped gently into the wall. He’d somehow maneuvered things, so that he was cornering her. It was so reminiscent of the incident that had happened by the lockers that her stomach fluttered in remembrance.
“Well …” she drawled, conscious of that edgy excitement shivering through her body. “You’re already in the gutter. I don’t think it’ll be too hard for you to come up with a few suggestions.”
He placed a hand on the wall, next to her head. “Well, that depends on what you’re offering.”
She smiled into his eyes. “A hard kick in the ass.”
Alex laughed. “Baby, my door’s open anytime. You know where I live.”
“Oh yes, that room.” She clicked her tongue. “Not to embarrass you or anything, but from what I overheard, Mandy didn’t seem to be enjoying herself.”
She couldn’t begin to count the wall-banging, clutching-at-sheets, screaming orgasms she’d heard that time when Mandy had stopped by the house, but she had always suspected Mandy had played it up a bit for Alex’s ego.
“That boyfriend must not have treated you right after all. Or else, you’d know the difference between screams of pleasure and pain.”
“Jason and I were together for three years.” She cast him a sultry glance under her eyelashes. “But you and your countless girls … there must be a reason why they always leave you in the end.”
“No, baby, they don’t leave me. They just don’t hold my interest.”
“Are you tired of how they keep faking it for your benefit?”

“Now, if you’re that desperate for a demonstration …”

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Catherine Goldstein's THE LETTING Book Tour and Giveaway

The Letting
by Cathrine Goldstein
Release Date: 12/15/14
335 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?
This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader
of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.
Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her
patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking
hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future
Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…
Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together,
Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous
rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough
to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?

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About the Author
Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA novel, THE LETTING.
Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for: coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all, my husband and my girls. I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre. 
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“What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil?” I ask. 
Phoenix shakes his head, confused. “What?” 
“Why? Why does the bad I’ve done have to define me?” 
“Because you’re a murdering sadist,” he snaps back at me. 
“No, I am not.” I clench my teeth, standing my ground. I am tired of these labels I am suddenly wearing. “I never, I mean never knew what happened to those girls I led to the Lettings. I am so very sorry I played any role in this vile enterprise in which we exist, but I was clueless. Maybe I’m ignorant, or downright stupid, but I would rather have been dead than be responsible for hurting anyone. And before you go throwing malicious names around, maybe it’s time you consider maybe you’re wrong...? What if you kidnapped and tortured me in the name of a revolution that is wrong?” 
“It’s not,” he argues. 
“But I didn’t think I was wrong, either.” I am exasperated. “Don’t you get it?” He takes a step back away from me, but I go on. “We are completely turned around. The only information we’re fed is from a corrupt enterprise. What makes you think your information is any more accurate than mine?” 
For the first time ever, he looks terrified. I let a moment go by before I gesture for Raven to come over, and she hurries to my side. 
"This is Raven," I say, slowly, talking to Phoenix. "She's your sister."


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Friday, December 12, 2014

R.L. Stedman INNER FIRE Book Tour and Giveaway @NereydaG1003 @rlstedman

Inner Fire
by R.L. Stedman
Release Date: 11/30/14

Summary from Goodreads:
‘‘Maybe it would be better if I started at the beginning.’ Gran watched me carefully. ‘This ability
we have; my mother, me. You. We draw heat along our bodies; anger makes us flame.’
When her friend is assaulted, Corrine Peterson can’t help reacting. But she didn’t think and now
her hands are burnt, Gran is coming to look after her and, scariest of all, strange men are
watching her house. Could they be terrorists? Secret agents?
It seems that Gran’s idea of a solution is to introduce Corrine to Rowan. Okay, sure, maybe
eighteen year old Rowan is gorgeous – but he has his own troubles. And right now, Corrine
doesn’t need complications in her life.
But in a world of surveillance and secrecy, complexity is inevitable. And as the tension mounts
Corrine realizes - maybe Gran can help her, after all.

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‘Don’t worry, my dear. Everything will be just fine.’ Holding her around the shoulder, Mr Patel slipped off her school bag. Deepti didn’t even try to stop him; she just stood there, letting him move her around. He passed me the bag. Automatically, my hand reached out and I took it.
‘You can leave,’ he told me, staring at Deepti. ‘Deepti and I have something to
discuss now, don’t we dear?’
‘Don’t touch her!’ My voice sounded weak, afraid.
He said nothing, just turned away from me, as though I didn’t exist, as though
Deepti was the only thing in the world to him, like she was his own personal private present.
I held her bag to my chest, fighting for breath. This is not happening. This is not
‘Stop it!’ I could feel my anger, almost taste it on my tongue.
Mr Patel looked at me, his face mildly surprised, as though he wasn’t doing
anything wrong. ‘But Miss Jalali and I have an understanding.’ He smiled at me. His skin was olive-gray and his eyes had tiny red veins in them. ‘The last time I caught her lovely hands stealing my stock, I warned her. Didn’t I, Miss Jalali? I told you I would demand payment of you.’
Deepti turned her head away. ‘No! No!’ She struggled against him like a pinned
fly. ‘I didn’t. I didn’t. Please let me go!’ She was crying now, really crying.
‘Let her go!’ But my voice sounded small and weak, and he ignored me.
Oh my God. What do I do? Then, quite suddenly, I wasn’t scared – I felt angry.
The walls of the grotty shop seemed to pulse in time with my heart. Who the hell did this man think he was? I heard a distant roaring, the sound of fire and heat and red-hot flames.
I shouted, ‘Leave her alone!’

About the Author:
My name is Rachel Stedman. I’m a physiotherapist (physical therapist) by background, but now I work as a freelance contractor. I live in the wild and
windy place of Dunedin, New Zealand, with my husband and two kids.
I write mostly for children and young adults. In 2012 I won the Tessa Duder Award for an unpublished YA work and my first novel, A Necklace of Souls, was published by HarperCollins in 2013 (available in the United Kingdom and on Book Depository from June 2015). This year, A Necklace of Souls was awarded Best First Book at the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards and won a Notable Book Award from Storylines. Inner Fire is my second novel.



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Monday, December 8, 2014

The Fulfillment by Vicki-Ann Bush

The Fulfillment
BLURB: Luke Jacob was a typical teenager, who enjoyed all the amenities of being the star quarterback on his high school football team and the local hero. Living in the small town of Boulder City Nevada, life was predictable and comfortable.

Until he spots a mysterious and beautiful girl in the crowd at one of his games—Mary.

Their lives intertwine and a bond of inseparable love is forged. Discovering a life changing secret that is revealed to them by their parents. It is then, that everything Luke thought about his family, friends and neighbors is shattered. Unearthing a truth that is older than time and greater than anything he could ever imagine.

About the Author: 

I reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. My love for writing started when I was thirteen. I took part in a city wide writing contest in my hometown of Floral Park, New York. I was hooked. For many years I wrote but never submitted. In 2008, I started sending in to various publishers on the suggestions of my two daughters. The first positive response was from Salt of the Earth Publishing. My earlier work started with children books—Winslow Willow the Woodland Fairy and The Queen of It. I have since settled into writing young adult fiction. My first release was the novelette/novella series, The Dusk Chronicles. It is a supernatural romance set in Las Vegas.

Newly released from Solstice Publishing, my historical romance novel, The Garden of Two and the paranormal romance novella, The Fulfillment. In addition, I am currently working on a young adult science fiction novel, The View from Room 629.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ciara Knight's RISE FROM DARKNESS Book Tour & Giveaway!

Rise from Darkness 
(Battle for Souls #1)
by Ciara Knight 

Release Date: 09/24/14
Defy the Dark Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:
Alexander Lorre gives new meaning to the term "tormented teen." He's a newly fallen angel, which means he has the self-control of a three-year-old, the hormones of a teenager and the strength of an angel. When he rescues Gaby Moore from drowning, the chemistry between them is undeniable. With a local demon threatening Gaby's life, he struggles to find a balance between remaining close enough to protect her but distant enough to control his desires.  
As danger draws closer, Gaby uncovers shattering secrets that will lead to an ultimate choice. Will she fight alongside her father, an earthbound hunter killing fallen angels and demons, give into the demon blood coursing through her veins and join the demon world, or save the man she loves from both? The first two choices damn her, but the last one could destroy them all.

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Interview with Gaby Moore
Ciara Knight

I’d love to take a moment to introduce Gaby Moore to you. I’ve shared her story in book I of the Battle for Souls series, RISE FROM DARKNESS.
Ciara: I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you were close to your mother. Can you tell us a little bit about her?
Gaby: *deep breath* She was full of life. Always had a smile on her face and ready to give a warm hug. She homeschooled me so we were very close. Oh, and she was beautiful. I’ve always been jealous of her ringlet curls because I take after my dad with his board straight hair.
Ciara: Your mother sounds like she was amazing. How have things been since the accident?
Gaby: Okay. *Runs toe along seem in worn carpet* It’s been tough on me, but even worse on Dad. He loved my mom very much.
Ciara: Is he still struggling? I mean, is he drinking?
Gaby: Yes, It’s getting worse. Since we moved to Kemp, Florida, he’s been gone a lot more. When he does return home he’s usually carrying a brown bag and stumbles to bed. He’s not the Dad I remember from before the accident.
Ciara: I’m so sorry. It must be lonely.
Gaby: Yeah, it is. I’m hoping to convince Dad to let me go to school. Homeschooling just isn’t the same without Mom.
Ciara: Why did your mom homeschool you and why won’t your dad let you attend school?
Gaby: *shifts nervously* It’s kinda hard to explain, but he works for the government as a civilian contractor. He’s always served his country. He’s a Veteran and all that. We move a lot for his job so it was easier not to enroll in school, but now I’m hoping we will stay long enough for me to finish high school.
Ciara: We wish you all the best. I hope your dad will let you attend high school.

Gaby: Me, too. 

About the Author
Ciara Knight began her writing career in 2008. She writes to ‘Defy the Dark’ with her fantasy, paranormal, and dystopian books. Her first Young Adult Series, Battle for Souls, will be published by Turquoise Morning press, with her prequel novella, Love’s Long Shadow, releasing in October 2011. Followed by
Rise From Darkness (Book I) in March 2012, Fall From Grace (Book II), and Ascension of Evil (Book III).
Also in 2012, her adult fantasy, Curse of Gremdon will be published by Crescent Moon Press.
When not writing, she enjoys reading all types of fiction. Some great literary influences in her life include Edgar Allen Poe, Shakespeare, Francine Rivers and J K Rowling.
Her first love, besides her family, reading, and writing, is travel. She's backpacked through Europe, visited orphanages in China, and landed in a helicopter on a glacier in Alaska. 

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Anomaly by Tonya Kuper @tonyakuper @entangledteen

Anomaly (Schrodinger's Consortium #1)

by Tonya Kuper
Release Date: 11/25/14
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Reality is only an illusion.
Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…

Excerpt 2 from ANOMALY by Tonya Kuper

Another bell rang. I spun wildly, searching for the source, and my foot slipped out from under me. My left foot joined my right, sliding down a rocky surface.
A scream tore past my lips. 
My brain fought to figure out what was happening as my hands gripped for something—anything—because I was falling. My head swiveled. 
I couldn’t comprehend the giant, gaping crack I’d fallen into. A fissure in the ground at least eight feet wide. My fingers sunk into the cracked concrete, barely holding on. Sliding. 
Then I looked down. 
No end in sight. An abyss. 
Everything around me blurred, and all I could see was black. And in that blackness was the one thing I was terrified of: death. My stomach pitched and my chest heaved, but no air moved in or out of my lungs. I was suffocating. 
Ripping my eyes away from the darkness, I focused on my hands, still grasping at the gravely terrain crumbling beneath them. My right foot slipped, and my fingers dug deeper into the ground. It was a mixture of rock, and mud, and I didn’t know what. It felt like glass shards were being shoved under my fingernails.
I dug in with my toes, using the muscles in my legs to slow my descent. I slid to a halt, but the rocks and substrate continued to crumble beneath me. I searched blindly for a sturdy foothold. My foot found a rocky lip, but as soon as I thought it was safe, it gave way. My right silver flip-flop plummeted into the darkness so eager to swallow me.
Attempting to force my gaze upward, I focused on the contrast of the dark surrounding me and the bright light above, the line where they met. Technically, I’d die in broad daylight.
“Think, Josie.” The voice was strong, demanding. It took a second for it to register. “Josie, look at me.” 
Reid. Reid was here. That’s where I was. I was at Reid’s place. I’d come here to train. I’m an Oculi. It all became clear as I broke free from the terror. 
I wrenched my head toward his voice, my gaze meeting his. He crouched above me at the surface, his eyes my lifeline because he didn’t offer a hand. He wasn’t about to coddle me. That wasn’t his style. He said, “Breathe. Think.” 
Dragging in an uneven breath, looking into his clear eyes, something clicked in the far reaches of my mind.
I Pushed with no effort. No headache, no nausea. I blinked, and stairs carved themselves into the side of the chasm, jutted out as if they’d always been there. With great hesitancy, I climbed the stairs on all fours, close to the wall. I could see the surface, right within my reach. 
The stairs were gone. 
I felt myself tumbling, falling. Flailing along the wall of the abyss with nothing to stop my descent. 
“React, Josie!”
I focused on the surface, on the light growing dimmer the farther I skidded. Earth. Ground beneath my feet. I Pushed. And Pushed. 
Pain. Nausea. Dizziness. 
Thunder sounded below, like the darkness of the chasm was rising up to swallow me whole. Something hit my feet so hard that it tossed me in the air. 
Up. Up. Into the light. 
My thoughts didn’t coalesce clearly, but I felt myself rising. The pain behind my eyes made my vision waver. I shot to the warehouse floor. Reid reached for me as I collapsed.
My lungs rebelled, and tears burned trails down my cheeks. Dirt covered my hands and caked beneath my fingertips. One fingernail had broken to the quick. It bled sullenly. I wasn’t about to look weak in front of him, though, so I held out my arm to ward off his offer of help. I stood tall on trembling legs.
Reid closed the gap between us, his arms extended like he would embrace me. “Josie—”
The light streaming through the warehouse windows dimmed and flickered. Darkness edged my periphery. I balled my trembling fist and slammed my knuckles into his cheek. White heat shot through my hand before everything went black.

About the Author

Tonya Kuper's debut, ANOMALY, the first in the Schrodinger's Consortium young adult scifi trilogy, releases November 2014 by Entangled Teen. She lives in Omaha, NE with her two rad boys and husband, is a music junkie, and a chocolate addict. Star Wars & Sherlock fan.

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Monday, November 24, 2014


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TITLE – Christmas Confusion 
SERIES – Bailey’s Chaotic Life 
AUTHOR – Monica Garry-Allen 
GENRE – New Adult/Romantic Comedy 
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 50,000 
COVER ARTIST – Sweet Simplicity

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Bailey Cooper has fallen in love – sadly the man she’s in love with already has a man. Sounds complicated doesn’t it? ~
Bailey Cooper is very much attracted to her neighbor, Max Davis. Unfortunately for Bailey, Greg – Max’s lover, is slowly becoming one of Bailey’s best friends. Bailey’s emotions are torn. She adores Greg’s friendship while at the same time she craves Max’s touch.
What’s a girl to do when she ‘thinks’ the man she’s in love with is in love with someone else?
Max Davis and his baby brother Greg Davis are co-owners of the apartment building they live in. Max has fallen for his tenant, Bailey, but she avoid and ignore all of his advances. It doesn’t take long for him to become suspicious of the friendship blooming between her and Greg. He believes Bailey has a crush on his brother, but Max wants his shy little neighbor all to himself. Now he has to think of ways to keep Bailey and Greg apart, which is ridiculous since Greg isn’t even in to women. Time to break that news to his neighbor and hope it causes her attention to swing his way.
Will a holiday weekend full of chaos, confusion and a little bit of charm finally get Bailey and Max on the right track? Or will a few innocent caresses lead to more Christmas confusion?

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“You’re in love with her, aren’t you?” Greg said in awe. Max snorted at the incredulity of Greg’s question. “I just met her. I’ve only known her for three weeks. How can I possibly be in love with her?” Greg sat up on the couch, same shocked expression on his face. “Stop looking at me like that,” Max told his brother. “There is no way I’m in love with my neighbor.” “I can’t believe I’ve been so blind,” Greg sighed. “I’m supposed to be the Christmas Cupid, how did I miss this? My pupils have fallen in love and I didn’t even realize it. I’m slipping.” “What are you talking about?” He was not in love with Bailey. There were a lot of things he loved about her but he wasn’t in love with her. He loved the way she walked, the sound of her voice, hell he even loved watching her walk away from him, because the view was to die for. He loved that she didn’t balk at the kind of car he drove. He loved the way she smiled shyly whenever he told her good morning. But that didn’t mean that he loved her, he didn’t know her well enough to love her. But he could see himself falling in love with her, if she would give him a chance. If he could just figure out what she wanted, he would give it to her. “It all makes so much sense now,” Greg whispered. “Really dude, what are you mumbling about?” “The waitress at the Pancake Shack, she was cute, but you didn’t pay her any attention. Last week there was the gas station cashier, who asked you what your name was. She was hitting on you and you didn’t even notice. The only woman you seem to have eyes for is your brown-haired neighbor.” Greg tapped his finger against his chin. “I think I’ve just figured out what’s wrong with you.” “There’s nothing wrong with me, doofus.” “See, that right there. You called me doofus, you haven’t called me that in years.” “Because you haven’t acted like one in years.” “I’ve never acted like one, but you only called me that after I’d gone through your stuff and found out something that you didn’t want me to know.” Max stopped pacing. “I’m completely lost. I have no idea what we’re even talking about now.” “Let me bring you up to speed, dear brother. You calling me doofus means you know that I am on to you, and I am. I know what’s wrong with you. I know why you’re so cranky.” “Please, feel free to enlighten me.” “I shall, but first, name one other woman that you’ve been this crazy about,” Greg said. He started pacing again, searching his mind for a name. The names of every woman he’d ever dated and or slept with raced through his head. “There was Bethany…” “She doesn’t count,” Greg chimed in. “She cheated. You dumped her and never looked back. If you were crazy about her, you would have been heartbroken, but you weren’t. So name someone else.” He tried to come up with another name, but no other woman came to mind, only Bailey. There was no point in denying it any longer. “There isn’t anyone else, only Bailey.” Greg began grinning from ear to ear. “You love Bailey. I can see it in your eyes. Case solved.” Max returned to his recliner and plopped down, defeated. He loved Bailey, everything about her. There was no denying it or fighting it, He was in love with Bailey Cooper.
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TITLE – The Makeover 
SERIES – Nerd Girls Love Hard 
AUTHOR – Monica Garry-Allen 
GENRE – New Adult/Romantic Comedy 
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 60k 
COVER ARTIST – Sweet Simplicity

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Revenge is a dish best served cold… while wearing heels.
April has just learned the real reason behind her boss’ impromptu dinner invitation. He only invited her to dinner with his colleagues to prove a point: that he can show up at an event with a plain Jane and still be considered ‘the man’. She expected better from him and had secretly hoped that one day their friendship would grow into something deeper. Now she knows she will always just be his 'nerdy secretary' to him.
But her two best friends won’t let her wallow in her pain. They convince her to give Dr. Stewart a dose of his own medicine. The plan: show up at the dinner looking irresistible and prove to her boss that even nerd girls can be sexy. But first she has to replace her unattractive business suits with something sexier and more revealing. It’s time for a makeover.
Dr. Chad Stewart would never ‘really’ date his secretary. She was too good, to pure for someone as jaded as himself. It didn’t matter that he was half in love with her. But when he needed an ‘average date’ for a dinner party she was the first person he turned to. He thought his secretary was the perfect choice until he arrived to find her looking like his wildest fantasy. But now she knows the real reason for his invite and he can see in her eyes how hurt she is.
Can Chad convince her to forgive him for hurting her or will she walk out of his life… taking his heart with her?

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“That’s right. Your plan was to use me to advance yourself.” “That was my plan. I admit it. I was wrong. What can I do to make you forgive me?” He sounded sincere. The fact that his eyes seemed to be watering as he stared at her longingly confirmed the sincerity she heard in his voice. But she wouldn’t fall for it. She wouldn’t let him in, only to be hurt by him again in the future. “There is nothing I want from you. There is nothing I want you to do other than to take me home, right now.” Those blasted tears were threatening to fall again. “Please just take me home.” Her voice broke on the last word. Chad held his hands up, surrendering to her demand. “If you really want to go home, I will take you home. Just please answer one question for me?’ She didn’t want to answer any questions, but if it would get her home sooner she would. “What is the question?” “When I touch you, do you feel anything?” Where had that question come from? “Um…” “I’m not finished. When we sip coffee together each morning, do you ever get the feeling that maybe we’re meant to be together? I know it sounds crazy, but even tonight, with everything that is going on, does a part of you feel the need to hold me and never let me go?” Yes, yes, yes, that was exactly how she felt. How did he know? A sob escaped her lips. She put her hands over her face. She didn’t want to look at him. She didn’t want to hope that maybe he really felt those things he’d just said. Hope led to disappointment and she’d had enough disappointment in her life already. She couldn’t risk placing her hope in Chad. He’d already let her down once. The sound of gravel crunching let her know he was taking a step closer to her. She took a step back, suddenly very aware of his presence. Sobbing into her hands, afraid to look up, she continued to walk backward and he continued to follow her. Her back connected with something hard. She leaned back and felt the rough touch of tree bark against her exposed shoulders. Chad wrapped one arm around her waist and pulled her forward. His hand settled at the small of her back. He used his other hand to massage her shoulders. The feel of his hands on her bare skin made her tremble. Why did she want him so much? “I messed up, April. If you give me another chance, I promise to never do anything like this again. Forgive me, please.”
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Monica Garry-Allen has loved reading for as long as she can remember. As a child her mother always purchased books for her at her school’s book fair. Back then her favorite book was The Little Mermaid. Now days she reads and tells stories to her nieces and nephews during her weekend sleepovers.
Monica is a full time Clinical Laboratory Technician. When she is not working in the lab she’s writing humorous love stories and steamy romances. She recently married the man of her dreams, Dempsey Allen, who motivates her to be the best writer she can be. She has a loving family who supports her one hundred percent and friends who can’t wait to read her next story. She resides in the southern part of Mississippi where she enjoys shopping, reading, writing and spending time with her family.


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1- Makeover swag pack: makeup, jewelry and more swag. 2- Book cover Christmas Ornament. (US only) 3- The Makeover Key Chain. (US only) 4- Christmas Confusion key chain. (US only) 5- $5.00 Amazon gift card.

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