Monday, December 8, 2014

New Release EYES TURNED SKYWARD by Rebecca Yarros + GIVEWAY!

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Rebecca Yarros
New Adult
Entangled: Embrace Publishing
Release December 8, 2014

I can't even being to tell you how excited I am for this book's release! It is such an amazing read! Here is the link to my full review, but first I figured you'd like to check out the synopsis, excerpt, and INCREDIBLE GIVEAWAY! 

Synopsis

Life's too short to play it safe...

Since her sister's death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.
Jagger is enrolled in the country's toughest flight school. He's wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general's daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger's biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.
They're flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn...

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Excerpt

Before it could get any heavier or more awkward, I kicked off my flip-flops into the heavy grass. “Are you ready?”
She peeked behind me at the lake. “Wait, you want to swim here?”
I shrugged. “One of the guys told me about it. It’s secluded, clean, and we have it to ourselves.”
She shook her head and waggled her finger at me. “Oh, no, not here. This is not a good idea.”
I pulled my shirt over my head and tossed it on the hood of my truck. “This is the idea, Paisley. Get your clothes off and get in the water.” Her eyes widened, and I didn’t miss the way she raked her eyes down my chest. Was she a tattoo kind of girl? Or was her boyfriend the clean-cut guy she could take home to her mom? “Does the ink bother you?”
She blinked a few times, then jerked her eyes to my face as her cheeks flushed. “No, not at all.”
I knew what would come next, the inevitable what does it all mean every girl asked. I hadn’t told anyone the real translation of the words that stretched across my chest, arm, back, and abs. Those truths were mine and mine alone. “Let’s swim.”
“No, you don’t understand—”
My patience slipped another notch. She was not getting out of this. “If it makes you feel better, I’ll get in first, but you’d better be right behind me, or I’m throwing your cute little ass in.” I ran at the water, jumping in where it looked deep enough. The cool water slid over my head. I stood, the water coming to my chest. “Get in here.”
“No way.” She shook her head, her eyes wide with fear. “I’ve lived here long enough to know you don’t swim here. Not with George.”
“Who?” I looked left and right. Nothing to be seen but the smooth, barely rippled surface of the water, and the tall reeds that banked it. The mud slid between my toes as I flexed them deeper.
“George. He’s—”
“Stop making excuses and get in the water. I can’t teach you to swim if you’re on land— What the fuck is that?” Two rounded eyes appeared thirty feet away, lingering above the surface of the water...coming this way. Fast.
“Get out!” she shrieked.
I didn’t need to be told twice. I kicked forward, swimming for the shore as fast as I could, wishing I hadn’t come so far out to start with. I made it to the bank and didn’t pause in my headlong flight to the car. I scooped up Paisley, tossed her over my shoulder, and barreled for the door.
I swung the door open and shoved her inside. She scrambled over to her seat as I jumped in mine, slamming the door home. “Seriously! What the fuck?”
We both swiveled our heads toward the shore where a very large, very green alligator ambled out of the water and onto the bank. He opened his mouth wide, like he needed to show me those massive freaking teeth, and snapped his jaw shut.
“That is George,” Paisley said, and she had the audacity to laugh breathlessly. “George is why you don’t swim here.”
“George.”
She reached over the space that separated us, patting my leg like she was soothing a puppy. “It’s okay, tough guy, he doesn’t eat people.”
“He’s an alligator!”
She smirked, the corner of her mouth raising just high enough to start my blood flowing to the area of my body I didn’t need it to. “American alligators don’t eat people. Well, they’re a last resort, really.”
“You screamed at me to get out!”
“Well, I certainly didn’t want you to be his first.” Her green eyes sparkled in laughter.
“And to think you trusted me not to poke fun at you?” She had the nerve to flat-out laugh, and damn it if it wasn’t contagious. My hands flexed on the steering wheel. “You’re a handful of trouble, Paisley.”
“So I’ve been told.” Her smile killed me.



Author Bio

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She's a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she's not writing, she's tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they're currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

Rebecca is represented by Jamie Bodnar Drowley of Inklings Literary.

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5 Star Review: EYES TURNED SKYWARD by Rebecca Yarros


Just incase you missed the release blog with the giveaway and synopsis, below you'll find the blurb for EYES TURNED SKYWARD by Rebecca Yarros! Followed by my personal review of my favorite read of the year! 

 From Goodreads.com: 

Since her sister's death, twenty-year-old Paisley Donovan, who shares her sister’s heart condition, is treated like delicate glass by her parents. But nothing will stop her from completing her Bucket List—even if it kills her. And it almost does, until Jagger Bateman pulls her from the ocean and breathes more than air into her lungs—he sets her soul on fire.

Jagger is enrolled in the country's toughest flight school. He's wickedly hot, reckless, and perfect for a girl looking to live life to the fullest. Except that Paisley is the commanding general's daughter, and her boyfriend is Jagger's biggest rival. Now Paisley must decide just how much to risk for a guy who makes her heart pound a little too hard.

They're flying through dangerous territory—and one wrong move could make them crash and burn... 


My Review:

You know how really amazing chefs are able to construct dishes that play on each taste-bud and every piece of your pallet? Well, the same concept can be applied to really incredible authors and Rebecca Yarros is one of them. Instead of taste-buds, it's the readers emotions--though she does have a knack for making you want popcorn and m&ms mixed together! If you've read her first book, FULL MEASURES, then this isn't news to you, but I'm here to say that her follow up novel, EYES TURNED SKYWARD, is just as mind blowing.

Yarros touches the heart, pushes your buttons, tests your limits, and fires up all your passion cylinders to capacity. There isn't one note of human emotion that this woman doesn't hit in Eyes Turned Skyward and it doesn't come out looking like you threw everything you had in the fridge into a bowl and then heated it up...no, Yarros's ability to effortlessly weave together complex emotions with fantastic characters and edge of your seat story-lines is absolutely epic. The woman has talent beyond compare and, if I may say, a super awesome collection of wicked hot and swoon worthy male leads! And her female leads never disappoint either, all are strong, confident women you'd love to be friends with or strive to behave like. Hell, Yarros' secondary characters turn out so good, readers demand for their own novels. Hence, Eyes Turned Skyward, starring the delicious Jagger Bateman we all drooled over in Full Measures.

Jagger Bateman. He's the character that made me do a double take in Full Measures and he completely stole my hear in Eyes Turned Skyward. He knows what he wants, will never compromise, and does everything over 100%--even when he unexpectedly falls in love. And watching what first time real love (as opposed to his normal playboy ways) does to him is something to marvel at. It doesn't change him where he is unrecognizable, but does what any real love should, makes him the best version of himself. And watching that arc unfold is incredible.

Paisley Donovan is a breath of fresh air in the leading lady role. She's strong, even when dealt a really terrible hand in life. Sharing the heart condition that killed her sister is like walking around with a ticking time bomb inside of her and her choices on how to handle the situation are incredible. She isn’t going to lay down and die. She isn’t going to let anything stop her from checking off every task on her bucket list. And she sure as hell isn’t going to ignore the passion that Jagger brings into her world--no matter what her parents say. 

Her journey through tragedy is above par and the strength and wisdom she demonstrates is beyond admirable. And when Jagger enters her life, Paisley blossoms...no that's not enough...she damn near explodes with a fire she didn't know possible. He challenges her, elevates her, and treats her like the strong woman she is, not like some piece of glass as everyone else in her life does. 

Their scenes together are a fire risk for sure but what is really wonderful about this novel is Yarros' ability to write from two character point of views and having the reader never wanting to leave either of their heads. Their voices are so distinct, so real, and so engaging that each character makes you root for them and each of their arcs are seamlessly woven together to bring on one amazing climax. 

Eyes Turned Skyward hits every emotional note you have and others you didn't even know existed. The pace keeps you reading late into the night and the chemistry between Jagger and paisley will leave you breathless. And their story will make your heart skip a beat.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WIN a Slyvia Day Autographed Kindle Case + 2 ebooks!


Wrap your kindle up in something HOT this Holiday Season! Enter below to win a Kindle Case signed by SYLVIA DAY and two ebooks of her's up to $9.99 each! 

My amazing friend--the incredible Author Rebecca Yarros--and myself acquired this smoldering gem at UtopYA 2014! I know, I know, it has been months since the conference actually happened! Well, life happened when I got home, new baby on the way and raising a toddler, writing, editing, critiquing, and then the awesome PitchWars contest...so yes, I’ve had a hard time getting around to this giveaway...please forgive me! But, it’s here now, perfect for the holiday season! 


We were so lucky to not only attend this amazing conference last June, but we also got to hear Sylvia Day give an enchanting speech. I mean, the woman knows her stuff. She imparted so much wisdom in those two hours, I found myself wanting to write down her every word, but resisted the urge in order to really tune in. The most valuable and memorable words of advice that I took away from her is to always place worth on yourself. 


Now this can be a daily struggle for anyone, but for writers, it is also a hard feat to accomplish. Many of us are self-doubters and if anyone ever pays attention to our work, or gasp, likes it, then we’re shocked! Flattered but shocked. And Sylvia Day encouraged us all to not treat being an author as a matter of ‘being lucky enough that someone liked us and wanted to buy our work.’ She urged us to not jump at any offer, just because we feel no one else will ever sign us. To not place such a low worth on ourselves and our work that we take shady deals in the hopes that our books will somehow make it through the muck. She implored us to find our worth, own it, and use it to fuel our passions and channel them into the business side of writing. And that, my friends, is something I’ll never forget. So, thanks to Sylvia Day, we all left that room heads held higher, confidence levels rising, and with the pure sense of camaraderie one can only get when surrounded by like minded individuals. And, hey, bonus! We got to meet the wonderful woman afterward and had her sign this awesome Kindle Case. A sweet present to snuggle below this virtual tree for one of you to win! Just enter the rafflecopter below :) 

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Happy Reading!!! 



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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GIVEAWAY + PreOrder Special for CALL SIGN KARMA by Jamie Rae!!!

It's time for a NEW awesome giveaway for the upcoming debut of CALL SIGN KARMA by Jamie Rae!!! Enter at the bottom of this post to win a cool Call Sign Karma Bracelet!!! Plus I've got some sweet new teasers to show you and a special treat for those of you who Pre-order!

In case you missed the cover reveal blog I'll give you a little refresher on this amazing upcoming NA releasing January 5th 2015!!!

CALL SIGN KARMA:


Love in the no-fly zone…

Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

I seriously can't wait for this book! Now here's a special treat for you all! If you Pre-order CALL SIGN KARMA you can enter your information here to receive a signed bookmark! That is an awesome piece of swag you don't want to miss! You can easily Pre-order from amazon here or Barnes&Nobel here!

Now how about we learn more about the characters?




And time for some awesome sneak peaks!!! 

Whoa, Locke is absolutely tantalizing!!! 



All right! Tinklee Pinkerton sounds like a girl I'd love to hang with! Strong and speaks her mind! Love it! 


About the Author: 

JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind--create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they've finished reading.

Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren't pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck! 

In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.


Now for the GIVEAWAY! Enter below to win an incredible CALL SIGN KARMA Bracelet!!! And don't forget to add CALL SIGN KARMA to your Goodreads TBR list here!





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Friday, November 7, 2014

Cover Reveal + Giveaway! SING FOR ME by Gracie Madison

Today I'm lucky enough to bring you another fantastic cover reveal for an incredible author! SING FOR ME by Gracie Madison is a New Adult Paranormal Romance that will release on January 23rd 2015!!! Check out the awesomeness below and then be sure and enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a digital ARC of SING FOR ME!!!

Take a look at this gorgeous cover designed by Berto Designs!!!


Here's the synopsis:

Madeline Noel fled war-torn Heaven to hide within the mortal world, but the blessing that could protect her from evil is the holy realm’s forbidden power.
As a talented soprano for the Eden Theatre Company, Madeline hides among prima donnas and tone-deaf flutists. Her perfect voice may entertain audiences, but a careless laugh may shatter glass, and her greatest scream can kill. To control her unrestrained voice, the angels forbid Madeline from embracing the emotions that strengthen her song. Anger. Fear.
Love.
The demon-hunter Damascus vows to defend Madeline from Hell’s relentless evil, but he cannot protect her from her own feelings. Though they deny their dangerous attraction, her guardian becomes her greatest temptation.
Surrendering to desire may awaken the gift suppressed within Madeline’s soul, and neither Heaven nor Hell will allow such absolute power to exist.
A little bit about the author: 

Gracie Madison would spend every day, all day writing...if it were socially acceptable.  Ever since she was a little girl scribbling with a crayon, Gracie's dedicated herself to her books and all the supernatural and paranormal, creepy and beautiful stories and characters born within the pages. Now Gracie is committed to finally sharing those books with the world.  When the laptop is pried from her hands, Gracie is probably working her day job, rooting on the Steelers, or out with her husband searching for Pittsburgh’s best sushi.

Want to keep track of all her news? Check out the links below! 



And time for the GIVEAWAY! Enter below to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a digital ARC of SING FOR ME!!!
Happy Reading! 


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: CALL SIGN KARMA by Jamie Rae!

I'm super excited to be included in showing you all this amazing NA Contemporary novel, CALL SIGN KARMA by Jamie Rae! This is Rae's debut novel and will release in January 2015! In the meantime we get to check out this awesome cover and a couple fun teasers! Also there is a wicked cool giveaway at the bottom of this post! Enter to win a $25 Gift Card and a CALL SIGN KARMA t-shirt! (US only please!)


Blurb: 

Love in the no-fly zone…

Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger…

Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground?

Doesn't that just sound fantastic? And if that wasn't enough check out these two teasers!



I'm hooked! Can't wait for this to release in January! 






JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind--create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they've finished reading.


Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren't pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck! 

In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.


If you want to stay up to date on all CALL SIGN KARMA and Jamie Rae news, check out her links below! Be sure to add CALL SIGN KARMA to your TBR list over on Goodreads.com!!!




All right now it's time for the giveaway! Enter below and Happy Reading!







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Friday, August 1, 2014

My PITCH WARS bio and wish list!


Below is my Bio and Interests for PITCH WARS! After that you'll find the information on how to submit to me :) 

Bio: 
I'm a YA author represented by the amazing Jamie Bodnar-Drowley from Inklings Literary Agency for my YA Paranormal Romance novel entitled Judges and my NA Contemporary Romance novel Edge of Chaos. I'm a military spouse who married her best friend and have a beautiful baby girl named Lexi, and a spoiled english bulldog named Whiskey.

I love falling into books and losing track of time. Some of my favorite books (I say some because there is NO way to list them all) are--THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE series by Kimberly Derting, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and THE INFERNAL DEVICES series by Cassandra Clare, the SOUL SCREAMERS series by Rachel Vincent, and FULL MEASURES by Rebecca Yarros (She’s a fellow mentor and is an INCREDIBLE author so check her work out!)

What I'm looking for: YA Paranormal Romance--Even though this genre is saturated right now a fresh concept and plenty of twists can catch my eye (please no vampire falls for the clumsy girl next door) Also the romance has to be strong. I hear ghosts are starting to make a come back as well as edgier YA so if you’ve got any of that send it my way too! 

YA with Biblical Themes--I enjoy everything from taking inspiration from the Bible to retellings to fallen angel stories! As long as it is believable and has a purpose in the story I'm ready to read it!

YA Fantasy--This genre needs strong world building and believable character motivations for me. I'd rather it be in the smaller scale verses epic and if there is a romance that is swoon worthy I'll be hooked! 

This year I’m also taking on the NA genre! After writing and reading it for the past year, I feel I’m able to help critique and shape it now. I’m open to any variety--contemporary, supernatural, fantasy, etc! 

Qualifications: I have a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing and read thoroughly in the YA/NA genres. I firmly believe that reading in the genre you write improves the strength of your skills immensely. I also have learned an incredible amount from my agent, my tight-knit critique group, and our experiences in the publishing world. The lessons I’ve learned along this journey have been so valuable to me and I love passing them on to help aspiring authors. 

I'm honest but never malicious and my comments are always geared toward making the story as strong as possible. I understand the hardships of querying and being rejected (a number of times) and I know how subjective this business is. Some agents will hate the query + pages and others will absolutely fight for it! The key is to never giving up and to be able to take constructive criticism--especially if you’re getting the same remarks/comments over and over again. I’ll never say something out of personal taste (and if I have to I’ll let you know it is only because of my tastes that I’m commenting). I’ll look at the MS with an objective eye and try to see it as my agent (or agents I’ve worked with in the past) would see it. I want to help writers realize their dreams of landing an agent and the way to do that is make the story as sharp as possible :) 

Also I’ve learned an incredible amount after being a mentor for the past two years in a row and am SO excited to be back again for a third time! Two of my past mentees have went on to publish some awesome books (see pictures and links below) To have had the pleasure of working with them and seeing them gain the success they’ve earned is amazing and is what Pitch Wars is all about! :) 

For more information on how to submit to me please visit the amazing Brenda Drake’s blog here!





Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros
Check it out here                        
                                                                     
Enchanted Heart by Mindy Ruiz
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And please be sure to check out all the mentors below! You never know who could be a perfect fit! :)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

EVERY UGLY WORD by Aimee L. Salter released by Alloy Entertainment!


Some exciting news today for friend and awesome author Aimee L. Salter!!! Her independent novel BREAKABLE has been picked up and re-released as EVERY UGLY WORD through Alloy Entertainment! I'm so excited to share this incredible news! I reviewed BREAKABLE back when it first came out here! Loved it then and I'm thrilled it's getting a new boost to reach new readers! Below is the official press release from Alloy and information about their new imprint and their goals! Check it out!


Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult and commercial fiction. 

The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach.

Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, develops and produces original novels, television series and feature films.  All titles in the new Alloy imprint will have the advantage of being part of group that aggressively supports and promotes its properties.  


In fact, more than 75 of AE’s books have been on The New York Times bestseller list, including The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Luxe, Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, and The 100.

Every Ugly Word will be one of the first of three titles to be released under the newly launched imprint.

Alloy Entertainment will also look for opportunities to develop acquired titles as television series, feature films, and digital entertainment.


Every Ugly Word follows 17 year old Ashley who is relentlessly bullied at her high school and by her own mother, and his helplessly in love with her best friend, Matt, who is bullied by his father. 

She seeks help by looking to her future self, “Older Me” who supports her through it all and teaches her to love herself. But is she really seeking “Older Me” or is she looking within herself for the answers?

When Ashley looks in the mirror she can see and talk to her future self. “Older Me” has been her support system through her relentless tormentor’s bullying, her unstable mother at home, and her forlorn love for her longtime best friend. But when Ashley discovers “Older Me’s” betrayal, she is targeted in the worst way and impends her last chance with Matt. She’s done with hearing every ugly word.


About the Author
Aimee L. Salter writes novels for teens and the occasional adult who, like herself, is still in touch with their inner-high schooler. She never stopped appreciating those moments in the dark when you say what you're really thinking. And she'll always ask you about the things you wish she wouldn't ask you about.



About Alloy Entertainment
Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, develops and produces original novels, television series and feature films. More than 75 of AE’s books have been on The New York Times bestseller list, including The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Luxe, Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, and The 100. AE has successfully adapted several of its properties into hit television shows for broadcast across multiple networks, including The CW, ABC, ABC Family and Nickelodeon. Current Alloy Entertainment television series include Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The 100. AE feature films include Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Sex Drive and The Clique, with several additional projects currently in development including Sisterhood Everlasting, The Merciless and The Brokenhearted. 


About Amazon.com
Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by three principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, and long-term thinking.  Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.


Advance Praise for Every Ugly Word

"Original. Authentic. Heart-breaking....Officially one of my favorites!" 
-- Cora Carmack, New York Times Bestselling author of Losing It.

"A gripping story about a teen facing her demons with twists you won't see coming, Every Ugly Word is a chilling and heartbreaking debut with raw emotion searing every page. I couldn't put it down."
 -- Katie Sise, author of The Boyfriend App.

"Every Ugly Word is a punch to the gut from chapter one. The tension and mystery build through every page to an inevitable showdown that left me breathless. With a splintered protagonist you can't help but root for, you'll battle through the worst of humanity's ugliness to emerge at the end dirty and broken and full of hope."
 -- Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I'm Lying.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

VOTE for JOSH WALKER in the #NACrushTourney2014!!!

Hello everybody! I’m Molly Lee, fellow author and absolute fangirl of all things NA! I have the extreme pleasure of representing the incredible Josh Walker from FULL MEASURES by Rebecca Yarros! Now, I’m sure you are familiar with my super hot and amazingly deep book boyfriend, but just on the off chance you aren’t, I’m dying to tell you all about him and why he is the most desirable crush in NA.

It’s hard to know where to start because there are so many things I LOVE about Josh Walker. So, I suppose we’ll start on the outside and work our way in! 

Josh Walker is 6’4” of pure, sizzling, hockey-stick wielding, man. From his warm brown eyes and short cut brown hair, to his rock hard abs, he is nothing short of perfection. Add to that some sexy tribal ink slicked across his smooth skin and corded muscles, and you’ve got one mouthwatering man. 

             


Now lets go a little deeper. What kind of man is Josh Walker? 
He is a reckless bad boy who is finally ready to grow up and redemption for his scandalous past is high on his to-do list. But what makes him so endearing is his extreme capacity for love. He loves Ember with all his heart, with the very depths of his soul, and does anything to make her happy when she’s faced with the insurmountable grief of losing her father to war. He’ll be whatever she needs at the time she needs it, adapting to the ever-changing desires of a woman going through major life-changes. 

“Gus has my number because I’m his coach. Now you have it because I’m your whatever.”
“My whatever?”
The soft kiss he’d placed on my lips had me leaning in for
more. “Whatever you need me to be,” he whispered against my
mouth. 

A man that supportive is more than swoon-worthy, he’s admirable. Josh isn’t just a hot hockey player, he’s a perceptive and caring man who sees through outward facades and nails the heart of desire. He can throw you up against a wall and make your eyes roll back in your head, and yet he’s a man who can hold your hand and sit quietly while you unload buckets of grief. He’s that guy. He is the best of both worlds—an understanding man and a passionate lover, with just enough edge to let you know he’s been bad before and has overcome the past to materialize as the man he is today. Josh is complex, with many layers of emotional depth, ranging from his protective instincts to his unmatched passion and everything in between. The ideal book boyfriend, Josh is hot enough to make your thighs weak and warm enough to melt your heart.

And if the above hasn’t made you jump up and vote for him, here are a few other reasons why you should worship Walker!  

*He has an incredible amount of self-control—he knows when to pop the breaks, setting aside his own desires in order to do what is right for his lady.  “December.” He panted against my mouth, resting his forehead against mine. 

“I’m fucking desperate to carry you to my bedroom,
but I don’t think this is what you want.”

*He breaks the bad boy stereotype, showing that a reputation isn’t what defines your character. 

“Listen up. Forget whatever it is you think is ‘like me.’ I haven’t so much as touched another girl since that night in Breckenridge. And it’s not because they’re not asking. It’s because they’re not you.”

*He’s a PeeWee hockey coach! How sweet is it that he takes the time to teach a younger generation about teamwork and dedication?

*And finally, the man ALWAYS has the right words. Remember when I said he was perceptive? He’s not shy about letting you know by saying the exact thing you need to hear at the exact time you need to hear it. 

“The fire you have within you is impossible to kill. The first breath you take when you’re free of all this, it will come roaring back. That’s what is so impossibly beautiful about you.”


Are you drooling for this man yet? Josh is sexy, strong, endearing, compassionate, and undeniably supportive. He’s the man who will pull you out of any dark funk you happen to be in and make you forget how you got there in the first place. He can use his words or his incredible body to get you where you need to be and he loves with his entire being. He is the perfect man! What are you waiting for? Hurry up and vote for Josh over at NAAlley!!!! And spread the word! Have your friends vote and tweet #TeamJosh, #WalkerWorshipers, and include #NACrushTourney too!