Sunday, March 31, 2013

Submerged by Cheryl Kaye Tardiff

From Cheryl Kaye Tardif, the international bestselling author that brought you CHILDREN OF THE FOG, comes a terrifying new thriller that will leave you breathless…

 "Submerged reads like an approaching storm, full of darkness, dread and electricity. Prepare for your skin to crawl."
—Andrew Gross, New York Times bestselling author of 15 Seconds

Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate…

After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption—until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.

Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.

*SUBMERGED has a unique tie-in to Tardif`s international bestseller, CHILDREN OF THE FOG.

More Reviews:

"From the first page, you know you are in the hands of a seasoned and expert storyteller who is going to keep you up at night turning the pages. Tardif knows her stuff. There's a reason she sells like wildfire—her words burn up the pages. A wonderful, scary, heart-pumping writer." —M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of Seduction

"Tardif once again delivers a suspenseful supernatural masterpiece." —Scott Nicholson, international bestselling author of The Home

"From the first page, Cheryl Kaye Tardif takes you hostage with Submerged—a compelling tale of anguish and redemption." —Rick Mofina, bestselling author of Into the Dark

"Cheryl Kaye Tardif's latest novel SUBMERGED will leave you as haunted as its characters." —Joshua Corin, bestselling author of Before Cain Strikes

"Submerged will leave you breathless—an edge of your seat, supernatural thrill ride." —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of Twisted Vengeance

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Everything for Us (Bad Boys series #3) by M. Leighton

Oh WOW!!! Can we just say how freaking excited we are at this very moment???
Seeing the cover for book number 3 in the Bad Boys series by M. Leighton is phenomenal...OVER THE TOP, WIND BLOWING UP YOUR DRESS PHENOMENAL!!! But, not only do we have the cover for book 3, we have an EXCERPT from the book too!! top it off..we have ALL of the new covers!! That's right...The new updated covers for Down to You and Up to Me..And can we just say they are HOTTTT!!! But, don't just take our word for it....Have a look for yourself!!
When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing.

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

“They’re just parts, like any other woman’s,” she replies breathlessly, trying to be casual. 

“I’d be willing to bet your parts are exceptional.  In fact, now might be a good time to warn you that if we come back to this library, I’ll find out for myself.  In this very spot.  I’ll push you up against the books in the corner and I’ll put my hands on you.  I’ll do things to you.  In the quiet.  And you won’t be able to make a sound.  Not a whimper, not a moan.  You’ll have to bite your lip to keep it all inside.  And you know what?” I ask, reaching up to trace my index finger along her full, trembling lower lip. 

“What?” she whispers, her pupils two dilated dots of excitement.

“You’ll love every second of it.” 

With a wicked grin, I take the books from her arms and turn to walk back the way I came.

 Everything for Us is now up for preorder:

Now, take a look at the new covers for Down to You and Up to Me...*Sighs* Absolutely LOVE!!!

One girl. Twin brothers. An uncommon triangle.

When college student Olivia Townsend returned home to help her father run his business, she never imagined a complication like Cash and Nash Davenport—twin brothers different in so many ways but with one thing in common: an uncontrollable desire for Olivia.
Cash is dangerous, sexy, and bad to the bone—a man whose kisses make Olivia forget she is playing with fire. Nash is successful, reliable and intensely passionate—and already taken. But all it takes is one soft stroke to make Olivia forget he belongs to someone else.
However, Olivia is in for a surprise. These boys have a secret that should make her run away as far and as fast as she can. If only it wasn’t too late. A sensual game between three players has begun, and it’s about to spin deliriously out of control.

M. Leighton’s Down to You was just the beginning. “Up to Me has even more shockers in store!” (

For Olivia, romantic bliss has never felt so right as it does with Cash. Unpredictable, except when it comes to satisfying her desires, Cash’s ‘bad boy’ reputation is well-earned, but he’s turning his life around with the one woman who accepts him for who he is.
Until strangers from the past turn Olivia and Cash’s world upside down. What they want is something only Cash can give them. And if he doesn’t deliver, then they’re taking the one thing that Cash values the most.
Olivia always knew that in falling for Cash she was likely to get burned. But this new threat is beyond anything she imagined. Now she has to trust Cash with her life—and for Olivia that’s much easier than letting go, and trusting him with her heart.

Whew!!! Just had to turn the air on after seeing all of this hotness!!
We are so looking forward to book 3, along with everything else M. Leighton puts out!!
So, with all this excitement, we decided to give away an ecopy of both Down to You and Up to Me to one lucky winner.  All you need to do is comment below and tell us which of the covers above is your favorite? 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock

That’s the day the trouble started.
The trouble that nearly ruined my life.
The trouble that turned me Dark.
The trouble that begs me for revenge.

Celia Door enters her freshman year of high school with giant boots, dark eyeliner, and a thirst for revenge against Sandy Firestone, the girl who did something unspeakable to Celia last year.

But then Celia meets Drake, the cool new kid from New York City who entrusts her with his deepest, darkest secret. When Celia’s quest for justice threatens her relationship with Drake, she’s forced to decide which is sweeter: revenge or friendship.

This debut novel from Karen Finneyfrock establishes her as a bright, bold, razor-sharp new voice for teens. 

 At fourteen I turned Dark. Now I’m Celia, the Dark.
The first day of ninth grade, I walked twenty blocks from my house to Hershey High School in boots so thick, it looked like I grew three inches over the summer. I word a gray shirt under a black hoodie, which was pulled down so far over my forehead, it met my eyeliner. I swept in through the side entrance, located my locker on the second floor, and used masking tape to hang a sign on the door. It was made of black cardboard and letters cut out of magazines like a ransom note. I wore a gray shirt under a black hoodie, which was pulled down so far over my forehead, it met my eyeliner.

Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist and teaching artist in Seattle, WA. Her young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, is due from Viking Children’s Books on February 21, 2013.Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010.  She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House in Seattle and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. In 2010, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

A girl.

A coma.

A life she can't remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.
Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

_Shelly Crane_
Author of Young Adult Paranormal & Contemporay
Significance, Collide, Devour series & Smash Into You 

I was really looking forward to this book from Shelly Crane.  The synopsis was intriguing and all I could think is this story going to play out??
Well, last week, I opened up my email and I about fell out in the floor.  There was an email with an ARC of Wide Awake.  I was so giddy that it was finally here and I was going to be able to sink in to the pages to find out what this compelling tale is all about.
So, I sat down, opened it up on the ipad and within 5 hours I finished and was literally BLOWN AWAY!!
I am always amazed at how authors, that I know are brilliantly talented, can keep me on the edge of my seat, so engrossed throughout the whole story.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE this feeling.  I love being enthralled to the point that all there is in the world is you and the book you are reading.  And, Wide Awake was just that for me.
When we meet Emma, she has just woken up from her coma and immediately we find out that she has no memory of herself or her life.  We get to experience her journey in the first 40% of the book going from barely being able to move to walking on her own again.  Watching her struggle with what people want her to be and her discovering her new self.  Plus, meeting Mason, the physical therapist that has made a connection with her and causing her to question so many things being thrown at her. And, as I have now brought up Mason...*sighs*...what a guy!! Even though he has his own demons to contend with, he has such a pure soul, genuine, compassionate, with a heart of gold.  I just loved the moments with Mason.  *heart fluttering* 
Anyway, there are so many details to this story that if I just tell one, I feel like I will need to tell more.  And of course, I do not want to do that.  You need to discover this story all on your own.  So I am now going to wrap this up....
Wide Awake is a tale that will immediately draw you in, emotionally entrap you, and leave you gasping with OMGs at the captivating twists found in the pages of this book.  Highly recommend you get your copy today!!  

Just for you today....We have a FANTASTIC Giveaway... 2 Lucky winners will be chosen and each will win an ecopy of WIDE AWAKE!!  (Thank you Shelly Crane!!)Just fill out the rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Frigid by J. Lynn

For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kylerisn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down onthe playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, shefell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' inman-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with itbeing their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship bydeclaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. Tohim, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he'salways hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will alwaysbe the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the onegirl he can never have.
But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massiveNor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other fromcoming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet,can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them,and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

Frigid will be available in digital formats on July 30th2013
Print release of Frigid will be November 5th 2012
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J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is a # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She livesin Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her statearen’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading,working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, andhanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class,where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal,science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published withSpencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and HarlequinTeen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the nameJ. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

BLOG TOUR: Naturals (The Lost Souls series) by Tiffany Truitt

Ripped away from those she loves most, Tess is heartbroken as her small band of travelers reaches the Isolationist camp in the mysterious and barren Middlelands. Desperate to be reunited with James, the forbidden chosen one who stole her heart, she wants nothing to do with the rough Isolationists, who are without allegiance in the war between the Westerners and Easterners. But having their protection, especially for someone as powerful as Tess, may come at a cost.
When James returns, Tess’s world once again feels complete—until she discovers her sister, Louisa, has taken up her old post at Templeton, the dangerous chosen ones training center and the site of Tess’s loss of innocence. Tess will do anything to protect her loved ones—but will the price be more than she can give?
This second book in Tiffany Truitt’s dystopian series is a thought-provoking, thrilling story that asks who the true enemy really is—the chosen ones who are different, or the naturals…who are just like us.

Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of  one McDonalds and Banana Rats (don’t ask), she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book).
Besides traveling, Tiffany has always been an avid reader. The earliest books she remembers reading belong to The Little House on the Prairie Series. First book she read in one day? Little Woman (5th grade). First author she fell in love with? Jane Austen in middle school. Tiffany spent most of her high school and college career as a literary snob. She refused to read anything considered “low brow” or outside the “classics.”
Tiffany began teaching middle school in 2006. Her students introduced her to the wide, wonderful world of Young Adult literature. Today, Tiffany embraces popular Young Adult literature and uses it in her classroom. She currently teaches the following novels: The Outsiders, Speak, Night, Dystopian Literature Circles: The Hunger Games, The Giver, The Uglies, and Matched.
Tiffany is proud to call herself an educator and Young Adult author. Her first book will be published by Entangled Publishing.


Chosen Ones

Life is bleak but uncomplicated for sixteen-year-old Tess, living in a not-too-distant future where the government, faced with humanity's extinction, created the Chosen Ones, artificial beings who are extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
When Tess begins work at Templeton, a Chosen Ones training facility, she meets James, and the attraction is immediate in its intensity, overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to Templeton than Tess ever knew. Can she stand against her oppressors, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life? 
As I dove in to the book, I couldn't really guess where it was going to take me.  When I met Tess and heard about the life she led, you automatically feel the oppression, depression, and loathe the government for what has come to pass.
Chosen Ones paints a world for us that has suppressed humans and elevated the lab creations called the chosen ones.  The chosen ones are beings manufactured by scientists to ultimately be on the front lines of the battles/wars going on in the world.  They are referred to many times as soulless creatures and the humans have no interaction with them. Yet, at one of the training facilities, Templeton, we get a first hand experience of what is really going on.
As you know, I don't like to give anything that will spoil the book for you, the reader.  Going in to details of events and scenes from Chosen Ones, I am afraid I may just end up doing that.
So, I am going to give as little as possible and see if I can relay exactly what I thought....
Our two main characters are Tess and James.  Tess is a human girl that is struggling with being who she wants to be and being who she has to be to conform to the government.  So many events have taken place in her life that has brought her to where she now has to work in the training facility, Templeton.  She has become uncaring, numb to what is going on around her.  Believing that closing off the emotions will be the best and ultimately get her through her life.  But, don't all do that from time to time?  Is it really so bad of a life to live?  Tess begins to see things and starts to reflect on information that has been handed down to her.  And, not only is it the information, but she has now witnessed inexcusable actions at Templeton that has caused her to finally stir and wake up to who she really is...
But, she doesn't really do this all on her own.  While in Templeton, she is befriended by a chosen one. With meeting James, she finds solace and understanding from the one person she would never have thought possible.  I really enjoyed all their moments together.  I was always rooting that this would be the love story of two people, not destined to be together, finding their soul mate.  
There are so many times with Chosen Ones that I wanted to shake Tess and say "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" Or grab a hold of James and  say "OPEN UP TO HER".  The struggles kept you on your toes, waiting to see what was going to happen.  The suspense literally sucks you in and forces you to hold your breath....dying to find out what is going to happen.
Do these two genuine, scarred, individuals fall in love?  Do they rise up and rebel?  Do they just cut their losses and go their separate ways?  These were things I HAD TO KNOW!!!
So, I forged on and as some of my questions were answered, more developed and we are on a twisted and crazy trip.  The secrets that are held til the end drive you to insanity with wanting to read the next book that very instant.  Of course, I am pulling my hair out because I HAVE TO WAIT!!! *begins sobbing*
Ok, ok, I am better now....*takes a deep breath* Anyways, from start to finish, I was totally engrossed in Chosen Ones.  Wonderfully written, with a unique and intriguing storyline propelled by a dynamic,  well developed cast of characters, I highly recommend you pick this book up and begin reading it today!! If you start now, in no April 2nd, book two, Naturals, will be released and you won't have to wait as long as me to continue this fabulous tale!

3 ecopies of Naturals
(Open International)

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Monday, March 25, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Frostbite by Lynn Rush

We are most thrilled to bring to you the beautiful cover for the first bookin Lynn Rush's exciting upcoming NEW series, FROSTBITE. We absolutely LOVE it!We also can't wait to share our thoughts on Frostbite upon it's release.
We hope you love it too and run to add it to your Goodreads to-read list.

Thank you, Lynn for letting us share this glorious cover reveal with ourreaders. We love you!

Title: Frostbite (Touch ofFrost #1)
Author:  Lynn Rush
Date of Release: September17th, 2013
Publisher: Lynn Rush, LLC

Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…
Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town.So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for along time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds abest friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.
But for a girl who can shoot snow from her hands and lifta two-ton truck over her head like a bag of feathers—normal is not an option.
Thescientists who murdered her mother come barreling into Amanda’s quiet life. Shemust decide if she’ll run again or stay and fight. The price of either choicemight be her life or the lives of those she’s come to love.

Driven to write, Lynn Rushoften sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold inher mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn,the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since theauthor is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s booksare dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefitscancer research and awareness.

MOST WANTED: 3/25/13

Lover at Last
(Black Dagger Brotherhood)
by J.R.Ward
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another....
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young—just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions... but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together... finally become one.

Twice Tempted
(Night Prince series)
by Jeaniene Frost
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges...
Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.
Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity...
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

With All My Soul
(Soul Screamers Series)
by Rachel Vincent
What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (does "undead" count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath and understands that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. And when one more person close to her is taken, Kaylee realizes she can't save everyone she loves without risking everything she has....

The Protege
by Kailin Gow
She was young promising composer in search of a master to teach her and advise her.
Serena Singleton was the beautiful up and coming talent brought to the attention of the eccentric, famous, and wildly wealthy Sebastian Sorenson, one of the foremost and most talent composers in Hollywood and in the Academics field.
A chance encounter brings them into an arrangement that turns out beyond their expectations and desire, testing their boundaries.
Who is the student, the protege, and who is the teacher?
Nothing is as it seems in this romantic exotic thriller.

The Witch of Little Italy
by Suzanne Palmiere 
In Suzanne Palmieri’s charming debut, The Witch of Little Italy, you will be bewitched by the Amore women. When young Eleanor Amore finds herself pregnant, she returns home to her estranged family in the Bronx, called by “The Sight” they share now growing strong within her. She has only been back once before when she was ten years old during a wonder-filled summer of sun-drenched beaches, laughter and cartwheels. But everyone remembers that summer except her. Eleanor can’t remember anything from before she left the house on her last day there. With her past now coming back to her in flashes, she becomes obsessed with recapturing those memories. Aided by her childhood sweetheart, she learns the secrets still haunting her magical family, secrets buried so deep they no longer know how they began. And, in the process, unlocks a mystery over fifty years old—The Day the Amores Died—and reveals, once and for all, a truth that will either heal or shatter the Amore clan.