Friday, 19 July 2013

More Than Just A Kiss Blogfest

“A kiss, when all is said, what is it? 'Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.” ~ Edmond Rostand 

The wonderful Cecilia Robert and Christine Rains would like to invite you to the MORE THAN JUST A KISS blogfest!

Sweet, sizzling, fiery, awkward, mind-blowing. We want to read your kissing scenes.

The rules are simple:
1. Sign up on the linky list and post the badge on your blog.
2. On one of the days of the week of September 9th, post a kissing scene on your blog. It can be either fiction or non-fiction.
3. Please do not exceed 250 words.
4. This is a blogfest, so visit the other participants and have fun!
But wait! This is more than a blogfest.
We're offering prizes!
The scenes will be judged by these amazing romance authors: Cecilia Robert, Laurelin Paige, Kyra Lennon, and Christine Rains. We will choose three posts to win these awesome prizes.
Prize 1 - A critique of a kissing/intimate scene from your WIP (not exceeding ten pages). Critiques will be done by Cecilia Robert, Kyra Lennon, and Christine Rains.

Prize 2 - A critique of a kissing/intimate scene from your WIP (not exceeding five pages). This critique will be done by Laurelin Paige and Christine.

Prize 3 - A critique of a kissing/intimate scene from your WIP (not exceeding one page). This critique will be done by Cecilia and Christine.

BONUS PRIZES:
Cecilia, Christine, and I will each choose one of our favorites to give out some fantastic ebooks.
Cecilia – TRULY MADLY DEEPLY YOU and REAPER'S NOVICE.
Kyra - IF I LET YOU GO
Laurelin - FIXED ON YOU  
Christine – All six volumes of the 13th Floor series.

Sign up at the bottom of this post!



Monday, 15 July 2013

Cover Reveal: Courage by Carrie Butler

I ADORE Carrie Butler, so I was only too happy to give her a hand with her cover reveal for Courage! The first book in the Mark of Nexus series, Strength, is exceptional, and I cannot WAIT to get my hands on book 2! Here are the deets!

Title: COURAGE
Series: Mark of Nexus - Book 2
Author: Carrie Butler
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Release: October 15, 2013
Formats: E-Book & Paperback


Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) features four unique points-of-view. While the novel stands alone, it is best enjoyed after Strength (Mark of Nexus #1).
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Making a deal with the bad guys wasn’t the highlight of Rena Collins’ semester, but, hey, it saved her boyfriend. Now, in order to appease the human-altering organization known as ERA, she’ll crawl under their microscope while they study the Mark of Nexus and plot their eye-glazed version of the future—until she realizes that’s not all they’re plotting.
Wallace Blake has always known his girlfriend is unlike most girls. But now that information has surfaced regarding the two bloodlines that balance his supernatural race, he finally understands why. Rena belongs to one of them. She’s been augmenting his power, all along...
Enter: Corynn Catley. Brought into the country under the guise of an internship, she’s intended to become ERA’s secret weapon. Kind of. Her abilities cancel out Wallace’s, rendering him powerless, but that’s exactly what he’s always wanted. Too bad it only works when his girlfriend’s not around.
All the while, Rena fails to notice the crush her geeky best friend, Aiden Ross, is nursing. He’d give anything for her to see him in a new light—even reinvent himself through questionable means—but there’s a reason people are told to be careful what they wish for. Finding the courage to tell her could put everyone’s lives in danger.

Where to find Carrie:
WEBSITE | BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS | GOOGLE+ | NA ALLEY | PINTEREST

Where to find Courage (Mark of Nexus #2):
BOOK PAGE | GOODREADS | BOOK TRAILER

Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Ghost Blog Tour by Christine Rains - Guest Post

Can you believe Christine Rains has reached the final book in the 13th Floor series?! Seems like just yesterday the first one was released! I'd like to congratulate Christine on an amazing series, and wish her the best of luck with the last book! Now - over to Christine!









CHIHARO ; JEREMY

Chiharo Black is a sweet and timid science girl. She's also been dead for thirty years. It's not easy being a ghost. There's no one to talk to except people's pets, and the animals aren't very welcoming. Chiharo can't leave the building, and so she's had a lot of time to get to know the tenants within. Being of a scientific mind, she's also learned a lot of what it means to be a ghost. When another phantom enters her building, she torn about what she should do. It's nice to have someone to talk to again, but he might cause trouble for one of her favorite tenants.

Jeremy Emerson is a ghost on a mission. He knows who murdered him, and he believes the only way he can carry on to his afterlife is to return the favor. His problem is that he's not a very powerful spook. When Jeremy meets Chiharo, he thinks he can convince her to help him on his quest. He tries pleading with her and uses his charm, but she's a tough one to win over. Yet Jeremy has all the time in the world to get her to see things his way.

Chiharo and Jeremy come from opposite ends of the cemetery. She's the good girl with a keen mind, and he's the bad boy with a mouth that could make even the saltiest of sailors blush. Yet even with their differences, they must work together to save the lives of the people in the building from a fiend that's draining the life force from its victims. It may not be a romantic first date fighting for your souls, but there's something to be said for getting to know someone by touching their pure essence.

This final romance of the 13th Floor series is a sweet one. Chiharo had only been on one date before she died. She knows a lot about the elements and biochemistry, but very little about dealing with guys. Jeremy had a lot more experience, but never fell in love. When emotions bloom between the two of them, he's as new to the feelings as she is.





Title: The Ghost (The 13th Floor series, #6)
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: July 13th, 2013

Blurb:
Chiharo Black lives with six supernatural tenants in a haunted building's mysterious thirteenth floor. Of course, no one knows she's there except the cats. Being a ghost can be a bit frustrating and lonely, but it isn't as bad as her mother made it out to be.

Until another ghost intrudes on her territory. Jeremy Emerson wants revenge on the vampire that killed him and won't stop until he has it. To top it off, a nightmarish shade sneaks in and leeches the energy from the building's residents before setting its sights on Chiharo and the thirteenth floor. She can't decide which one is more frightening: the one wanting to eat her soul or the one who might win her heart.

Chiharo must convince Jeremy to stand with her against the hellish parasite. If they cannot work together, the greedy fiend will not only drain their energy but everything that supports the thirteenth floor's existence.
 
Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTWCOKK

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/334212

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Ghost/book-xUa9ANvtKEGYvje-SJKpsA/page1.html?s=-JxiHTu-KU-7ivPU-npMvQ&r=2


Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.

Monday, 8 July 2013

A Beginner's Introduction to the Game On Series, and a bookiversary question!





Yup! After talking about it, I decided to publish my Game On A-Z posts! They are only available through Smashwords at the moment - and they are FREE! It's not a complete story, just some thoughts to introduce people to the characters, so if you'd like to meet Leah Walker, Radleigh McCoy and the rest of the Game On gang, you can get it here!

Also, I have dropped the price of Game On permanently to 0.99. I've done this because it is the first book in the series, so I figured it's okay to have a lower priced book to begin with PLUS, it's almost Game On's first birthday! Can you believe that?!

I feel like I should do something special to celebrate, but I don't know what! I have some books and swag leftover from the book signing, but I don't feel like that's enough for a birthday celebration! I probably don't have time to put together a bloghop for the date, but I'd like to give something away.

Maybe I could custom make a few t-shirts or something? I dunno, give me some ideas, people!

ALSO - in the very near future,I will be asking if anyone wants to take part in a charity anthology. Details to follow soon!


Monday, 1 July 2013

Signed Giveaway Winners!

Good morning!

Just dropping by with the winners of my signed books and swag giveaway!

The winner of signed copies of Game On and Blindsided + book swag is....

Livia Peterson!

And the five winners of Game On and Blindsided swag are:

Clare Dugmore
Cassie Mae
Lisa Mason
Christine Rains
Cherie Reich

Congrats to all the winners - I will contact you all later today!

Thanks to everyone for entering and spreading the word about the contests - you all rock!