Tuesday, April 30, 2013


EEEEEEEK!!!!!  *Runs around flailing appendages screaming*




My new release Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria~Book One) is coming to you live on May 7th as well as the original soundtrack... in case you don't have a calendar that's in ONE WEEK!!!!

I've posted several previous installments to the fun interview that I had with the AMAZING Kallie Ross of Bookshelf Banter see the most recent one here.
we have a little fun with a RAPID FIRE question/answer session... did I mention it's RAPID??!!


It's the LAST DAY to enter
to win a signed paperback of Silent Orchids (US only)
Silent Orchids is a YA Urban Fantasy/Fantasy

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cover Reveal! By David James

Live by the Code. 
Die by the Code. 

Official Synopsis: "In the magical world of the Order, Warriors fight for justice, freedom, and peace. Becoming a Warrior is an honor given to few, and twelve-year-olds Zackery Solts and Kate Black will do anything to have a place among the elite. Zack and Kate must compete against eighteen others and pass three deadly tests of courage and skill. Above all, they must be strong because while the dangers of the tests are unknown, one thing is clear: not everyone will survive."

Available 5.14.13

The Warrior’s Code (Book 1.2) is an e-format prequel short story in the Legend of the Dreamer series that can be read before or after Light of the Moon (Book 1) and The Witch's Curse (Book 1.1). 

David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer series, as well as the companion novellas, THE WITCH'S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. The sequel, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in late 2013. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Be sure to visit David’s blog and facebook to learn more about his various addictions and novels.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Winner! An Interview! A New Contest! Oh My!

Happy Wednesday!!

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ~~for the giveaway of the complete CD soundtrack Silent Orchids by artists Steven James Wylie and Blair Masters (See this post to learn more about them)~~ has been chosen and the winners have been notified via email. I will announce them after contact has been made. Since we had several overseas entries, we decided to do a digital drawing for those outside of US and the original drawing for a US resident. Thank You to all who participated!!

A little while ago I had the privilege of being interviewed by Kallie Ross of Bookshelf Banter for upcoming release (May 7th) of Silent Orchids. We had a LOT of fun!! In a previous post I showed you the first 2 vid cuts from this interview (See this post) In the vids to come, there will be some fun games about the book and you get to hear a blogger's point of view!
Today's video gives you a glimpse into a few of the Faerie and Faerie warrior characters along with insight about the title. 


Today (April 24th,2013) starts a new contest as we get closer to RELEASE DAY on MAY 7th!! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of Silent Orchids!!
(please note: prize will not be available until I receive them on or around May 7th,2013. Sorry Int'l but this contest is US residents only, contest ends April 30 11:59 PM winner to be notified May 1st)

Silent Orchids is a YA Urban Fantasy/Epic Fantasy to read an excerpt visit the Prologue page above :)

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Release! Nissa by Bethany Lopez

Please join me in celebrating the Release Day Blitz for Bethany Lopez's YA Contemporary Fantasy, Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale.

At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother's path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak. To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she's met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren't meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?

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Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Bethany Lopez
Friends & Lovers Trilogy/Stories About Melissa Series
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cover Reveal! Sweet Contradiction by Peggy Martinez

When Beth Michaels high tailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent’s home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her ’56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral.  
There’s a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain’t all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating. #1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain’t her type. #2. Tie wearin’ and church frequentin’ is an automatic dismissal. #3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem. Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some.
Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn’t mean he fits into a little slot of Beth’s preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he’s pretty sure there’s a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior. His own … Sweet Contradiction.

Look for it June 2013!

You can find Peggy over at her Blog

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Release! By Elle Chardou

Queen of the Immortals, which is the 3rd book in the The Vamp Saga has premiered today! Here is the gorgeous cover and blurb!

Now Available at:
Barnes & Noble
All Romance


A Choice She Did Not Make...
Manon is bestowed the title, Queen of the Immortals, at the behest of the original Vampire Queen from her death bed. Now she is ruler and in an official position to override the IVC but she has never been unhappier in her life thanks to the mysterious circumstances regarding Mikkel's disappearance.

A Precarious Position...
Emmerik is one of the most important people in Manon's life but with the vampire world in turmoil, a deadly virus set loose among the supernatural community and jealous between various ranks of the IVC, she is forced to forge as many alliances as possible to prevent a coup.

A Relationship Tested...
Manon knows how important Emmerik is in her life but it takes the surfacing of a vampire much older than her to cement their relationship. They both find themselves in precarious positions as a couple and as individuals when Mikkel betrays her in the most malicious way. Boundaries will be tested and decisions that could destroy a whole species of supernaturals must be made and it will test her resolve not only as a vampire but as Queen of the Immortals.

The Vamp Saga (Reading Order):
Mortal Death
Immortal Lair (Prequel to Mortal Death)
Better off Immortal
Queen of the Immortals
Immortal Dawn (Coming Summer, 2013)

And in case you missed it, all novels in the series have gotten a makeover so here are the new covers!


Thanks again for all your support and I hope you all enjoy your weekend. 

Links for Elle Chardou:

Blog: The World of Elle Chardou located http://thebeautifulpeopleawritersjourney.blogspot.com.

Join Ms. Chardou’s Mailing List for early notification of New Books HERE!
Follow Elle Chardou on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ellechardou
Like Elle Chardou on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elle.Chardou
If you would like to email me, I can be reached at: ellechardou@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Contest AND Music! Everyone's A Winner!

It's LESS than 3 WEEKS until the release of Silent Orchids Book One in The Age of Alandria series (a YA Urban Fantasy)!!!!

AND in conjunction with my novel release, and ALSO 3 WEEKS away, the original soundtrack  Silent Orchids will be released!! 

So today (this week actually) is ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC!!! 

I'd like to introduce to you today the musical genius behind Silent Orchids the soundtrack, Steven James Wylie and Blair Masters

And because of their generosity, EVERYONE can be a winner!

Keep Reading...

CD Cover art by Phatpuppy Art and
Fonts/Layout by The Bookish Brunette


Giveaway starts today April 17th and ends on Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 for one lucky winner to win the full-length soundtrack either physical CD or digital download (winner's choice available May 7th). BUT...

EVERYONE if they so choose can download the single
"Mortal Tears"
from the soundtrack for FREE!!!

Contest will run from April 17th-23rd 11:59PM and the winner will be announced sometime the 24th chosen at random via random.org. Contest is U.S. only except for the FREE digital download that is available to all. 

All you have to do is sign up to download the FREE single "Mortal Tears" by following the link to Noisetrade and you are automatically entered...

It's simple: CLICK HERE

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cover Reveal! by Alivia Anders

I'm excited to be a part of this cover reveal today! 

It all started with a contest...
Here it is...

a Shard of Ice
A Black Symphony Novel

When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand. 
A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.
Then the dreams start. 
The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored. 
With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?

Due out: April 14th, 2014
From Red Alice Press

You can find Alivia at the following:
Facebook for Alivia Anders: http://www.facebook.com/aliviaanders
Twitter for Alivia Anders: https://twitter.com/AliviaAnders
Blogger for Alivia Anders: aliviaanders.blogspot.com
Official author website (still under construction): aliviaanders.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Silent Orchids and Bookshelf Banter...

Hi Everyone! Thank you for stopping by :)

I was recently interviewed by the FABULOUS Kallie Ross of Bookshelf Banter to talk about my upcoming book release Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria~ Book#1) and to introduce you to some of my characters and the world they live in.

We had a TON of fun and even brought in a special guest for a fun segment later on. Because the interview was a bit lengthy, we broke up into several installments that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks as we count down to release day----4WEEKS!! 4 WEEKS!!!

Ahem, I'm composed now.

May 7th *whispers*... Just sayin' ;)

Anyway... we got it all on video. An interview and a blog--a vlog. An intervlog? A vlogerview? (maybe not?)

I hope you enjoyed these and there's MORE TO COME! 

The music is Silent Orchids an original soundtrack created by Steven James Wylie and Blair Masters also going to be available May 7th!!!

In the coming weeks, we'll have some fun with more excerpts from the book and perhaps even a contest... maybe ;) (yes, there will be one).

You can find Kallie at BookshelfBanter.com   and  @BookshelfBanter

On Goodreads? You can add my book to your TBR list :)  Goodreads

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cover Reveal! Witch Hearts by Liz Long

Message from Liz Long:

Hi everyone! I want to thank the amazing authors and bloggers who volunteered to help with today's cover reveal. Indies wouldn't be here without their help and of course, you guys. I am so excited to show off the cover for my new book - I've been looking forward to this for weeks!

Witch Hearts is my second novel, an adult paranormal thriller meant for those who liked to be a little creeped out and also enjoy a murder mystery. My first book, Gifted, A Donovan Circus Novel, is about a murder at a supernatural circus, and is available at Amazon on Kindle and paperback. Now without further ado, the cover for Witch Hearts!


Witch Hearts Synopsis: 
How does a witch stay safe if a killer can get through her protection spells?

Witches like Ruby and Courtney can take care of themselves. So when Courtney is murdered, Ruby’s world crashes to a halt. The only thing keeping her grounded is the return of Courtney’s brother, Cooper. He seeks revenge, but Ruby wants to help other witches stay alive. To do that, she’ll have to reunite with her old coven’s High Priest, who also happens to be her cheating ex-boyfriend.

If that wasn’t awkward enough, when the killer gets too close, Cooper temporarily moves into Ruby’s place while a police officer tails her every move. Cooper’s presence distracts Ruby as they fight their desire against their need to stay safe. Then Courtney begins to haunt Ruby’s dreams and secrets are spilled, things from Cooper’s past that could get them both killed. The killer continues to stalk Ruby and the more she discovers, the more she fears she won’t be able to keep her heart in her chest.

Look for it May 2013!

DSC_0089  About the Author: Liz Long is lucky enough to have a dream career in magazine publishing as an editor and writer, yet still have time to create adventures on the side. If you catch her staring off into space or talking to herself, don’t worry – it’s just her imagination at work.
Liz graduated from Longwood University with a BA in English, though her professors might be disappointed to hear she reads more fantasy fiction than literary novels. She also loves action and thriller genres. This book probably won’t change your life, but she hopes it steals you away from reality for a while.

Her first book, Gifted, a Donovan Circus Novel, is also available for paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

To learn more about Liz, visit her website: http://lizclong.com

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Double Cover Reveal! A.J. Bennett & Piper Caleb

Mrs. Potter’s Book Publicity Services Presents:

Double Trouble Cover Reveal

Two NEW ADULT authors are revealing their debut novel covers today.
A.J. Bennett & Piper Caleb

Cover #1:
Now or Never     
By: A.J. Bennett

Book Blurb:
Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with 'no strings attached' relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn't plan on Derrick. 

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away. 

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it's now or never—walk away or make it work.

About A.J. Bennett:
A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and bulldog. She is a self-proclaimed coffee and popcorn addict. A.J. is an avid reader and says that there is nothing better than escaping reality with a good book (and a cup of coffee of course). A.J. has always wanted to put her love of reading into something more, and has always had a passion for writing. She decided to put her two loves together and write her very first book.

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Cover #2:
Shattered Perfection: 
The Diary of an Eating Disordered Mind   
By: Piper Caleb

Book Blurb:
How did I end up admitting myself to an eating disorder treatment center?
I wish I could pin point one thing that sent me on this path, but it’s not that simple.

It wasn’t the fact that a boy cheated on me, or that I had a tough time growing up. It wasn’t the fact that I was verbally abused, or the fact that eating disorders run in my genes. It wasn’t me suddenly getting recognition as a ballerina when I got mono and dropped 25 pounds; it wasn’t a cry for help. 

It was all of those things combined…and much more.

In my diary entries you will get to see how the mind of this eating disordered girl works. You will learn a lot more about me as a person—no holding back—and what brought me to rock bottom; and how I slowly fought my way back.

About Piper Caleb:

Piper Caleb is a 25 year old aspiring New Adult author from Lubbock, Texas. She started dancing when she was 3 years old and was classically trained as a ballerina. Piper attended Texas A&M University and received her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Psychology. She now resides in Amarillo, Texas where she writes and enjoys quiet life writing and spending time with family and friends. Piper also loves spending time with her 5 dogs and horses on the small ranch where she resides.

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Covers and images were designed by Eden Crane Design.

Check out the authors on examiner.com!