#Sale and #NewRelease! Fall and Rise series, by @Chel_C_Cam

You may remember my review of Chelsea M. Cameron’s Deeper We Fall earlier this year. If you do, you know that I really enjoyed that book. I went out and grabbed book two, Faster We Burn right after. Even though I haven’t gotten the chance to start it, I’m still looking forward to more of the Fall and Rise series. Today’s a great day to discover the books, especially since book three, Slowly We Trust will be out!

Why’s it a great day to check these books out? Well, Chelsea’s running a great deal. Each book is priced at $0.99 right now! But hurry, this sale won’t last long.

You’ll find more about each book below, as well as links to grab a copy. Book three will be available at some time today, once it’s live at a given store, I’ll make sure the link gets added.

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Deeper We Fall

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Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to start forgetting the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. He loves To Kill a Mockingbird as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. Now she must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.

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Faster We Burn

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Katie Hallman is done with douchebags. Done with guys who treat her like crap and leave her broken. But then Stryker Grant is there anyway. With his numerous piercings and bleached hair, he’s the polar opposite of all of her past relationships, which makes him the perfect candidate.

At first, Katie just sees him as a physical escape from her previous rocky relationship, and Stryker doesn’t seem to mind just being a distraction from Katie’s problems. But soon he’s getting under her skin, peeling back layers she’d rather keep covered. She tries to make it clear that she doesn’t want a relationship, but keeps breaking her own rules.

Then a tragedy sends Katie into the only arms that are there to catch her, and she’ll realize that she needs him more than she ever thought possible. But is she ready to let herself trust another guy with her already-battered heart? Or will she push him away to protect herself from getting hurt again?

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Slowly We Trust

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Audrey Valdez didn’t mean to fall for Will Anders. He isn’t her type. At all. But his goofy smile, Star Wars quotes and athletic body make it impossible. She’s lived so long in the darkness and Will is like the sun. He makes her laugh more than she has in years and cares for her more than her own family. 

But there are things about Audrey that Will doesn’t know, things he can’t know. She tries to push him away, but he just ends up getting closer to her, and to her secret. Is the risk of losing him forever worth the chance a being with the only person she’s ever loved who has loved her back?

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About the Author:

Chelsea M CameronChelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare, and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.

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#PoetryMonth: Prose Verse Babel 10

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Kristalyn's poemKristalyn Thornock

Love letters to the dead
Forever reap
Vicious waves
To all the boys I’ve loved before

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Robert Zimmermann

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small
personal
voice,
speaking with
the angels.
Her

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The Giver,
The Miracle Worker,
The Shrinking Man,
Julie, & Julia.

A time to Kill…

and then there were none.

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when the war began
(across the river and into the trees).”

“it can’t happen here,
east of Eden.”

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UntitledLetters to a young
poet,
Misery, that hideous
strength; the long dark
tea-time
of the soul.

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#Review: Misunderstandings, by @AuthorTiffany

MisunderstandingsTitle: Misunderstandings (a Woodfalls Girls novel)
Author: Tiffany King
Rating: 3/5 stars

Just when she thought things were going up…

Two years after a devastating breakup, Brittni Mitchell has moved on from Justin Avery—or so she tells herself. But when she returns to Seattle for her best friend’s engagement party, Brittni finds herself the victim of a disastrously timed elevator breakdown. She’s trapped with the last person she wants to face, and forced to recount the past she desperately wants to forget.

She’s going to have to look back…

When Brittni left her podunk hometown for a big city college experience at the University of Washington, hooking up with a guy like Justin Avery was not part of her plan. Between Justin’s attention-grabbing tattoos, cigarette smoking, and bad boy attitude Brittni quickly chalked him up as “Mr. Wrong.” But his charm was unrelenting, and Brittni’s decision to give Justin a chance quickly turned into the worst choice she ever made.

So that she might be able to move forward.

Now she’s stuck with Justin—literally—and the complicated web of misunderstandings that tied up the truth for two years is about to unravel.” (description from Goodreads)

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I’ve been a fan of Tiffany King since I picked up her young adult novel Wishing For Someday Soon, more than two years ago. I’ve enjoyed everything I read after WFSS, as well. With knowing King’s writing, and having some of her books as my “go-to” recommendations, I was a little disappointed when I was reading Misunderstandings.

One of the main things I didn’t enjoy about this book was that it kept switching from the present to the past, between each chapter and even within chapters. As the description reveals, Brittni is stuck in an elevator with her ex, Justin. While in there goes over her relationship and its demise. That is where the meat of the story is, but the switching between the elevator and events from two years earlier kept pulling me out of the story.

I also felt that I only got to see the characters on the surface, and what deeper understanding of the characters I did get was just told to me. It wasn’t shown in the writing. I found it hard to care for Brittni or Justin, or their relationship. This also didn’t aid in my connection with everything that happened in the later third of the book when the story started moving forward and stuck to being only in the present.

There is a great story to be told here though. There’s a major plot point that could be used to pull in the reader, to sympathize with both characters (and even secondary characters). Even this wasn’t written much more than on the surface, for me.

Despite this, I know there will be readers who’ll enjoy this quick read. And I will be looking forward to other releases from Tiffany King. I know there’s more to be enjoyed from her Woodfalls Girls books, after having read Cross Country Christmas last year. King fans shouldn’t pass this up, though. Maybe the format of how the story unfolds will be to your liking. I’m just on ereader.

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Want to pre-order Misunderstandings? You can find it at the following stores:

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And while you wait for the release of this book, you might want to check out the other releases from the Woodfalls Girls series…

The first WG novel, No Attachments
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…and just in time for the holiday season…Cross Country Christmas!
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About the Author:

Tiffany King new profile pictureUSA Today Best Selling author, Tiffany King is the author of the Young Adult titles: The Saving Angels SeriesWishing for Someday SoonForever ChangedUnlikely AlliesMiss Me Not, and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. She also has a New Adult title called No Attachments.

Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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#CoverReveal: Unwritten, by @Chel_C_Cam

Unwritten

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Expected publication: June 2014

Blair Walton isn’t your average tattooed children’s librarian. She’s also one half of bestselling romance author, Scarlet Rose. Along with her bff Raine, she spends her nights writing books so steamy, she’s afraid they would shock her Southern conservative grandmother to death, if she knew about them. Blair and Raine keep their smut peddling ways a secret from everyone, including family.

On deadline for their latest book and out of ideas, Raine suggests (demands) that Blair find a guy and “do some research.” It just so happens that Blair has a guy that’s ready and willing. Declan Bennet has all the qualifications: He’s British, looks fabulous in a suit and gets bonus points for being a single dad. But what started out as a research project quickly turns into something much more. Someone else is writing this love story and Blair has completely lost control. But will Declan still feel the same way when he finds out the truth about Blair and her secret motives?

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About the Author:

Chelsea M CameronChelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare, and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.

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#CoverReveal: War of the Romances by @TaraSivec and @CC_Wood

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Release date: June 24th 2014

 

She’s finally doing what she loves; he’s doing what sells.

She thinks he’s a jerk; he thinks she’s a tease.

They have one month and twenty chapters to prove each other wrong.

One contest.

Two writers.

Who will win a literary battle of the sexes?

 

He said/she said has never been this devious.

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About the Authors:

Tara Sivec author picTara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series, the Chocolate Lovers series, the Chocoholics series, the Fool Me Once series and Watch Over Me. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

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C.C. WoodA native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to try and profit from their crazy stories and started writing books.

Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles.

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#NewRelease: Episode 2 of Deep Surrendering, by @Chel_C_Cam

Deep Surrendering Ep 2

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When Fin ran out on Marisol, leaving her naked on her couch, she swore she was done with him. There was no way she would forgive him, let alone see him again. But fate, or something else, had different ideas, and she ran into him again the very next day. 

Instead of hating his guts and wanting him to die, Marisol finds that’s she’s still attracted to Fin. She just can’t get him out of her system. Maybe if they had one night together? Just one night and she could get over him. But will that be enough?

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Want to grab a copy of this episode of Deep Surrendering? you can grab if from:

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EPISODE ONE available at:

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes

Still haven’t jumped into the Surrendering Saga novels? The first two are out now!

Sweet Surrendering

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Surrendering to Us

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About the Author:

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.

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#BlogTour – The Making of Nebraska Brown, Guest Post by @AuthorLouiseC

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The Writer’s Ego

by Louise Caiola

In a perfect world, the writer would have no ego. We would be filled with an endless supply of interesting plot lines and legendary characters yet our hearts and minds would operate independently. Without the need for our work to be liked, understood, revered or extolled virtuously.

Newsflash – this is NOT a perfect world.

And so it goes that we writers set about our creative tasks with the greatest of care, like those tightrope walkers, without a net. We await word from the combined masses that we pretend will not personally resonate. We understand subjectivity. It’s the nature of all art.

A sour review will sometimes set us off track. Temporarily. We brush it aside. The joy of The Opinion. Yet our egos are not so readily placated. Truth be told (and you didn’t hear it from me) writers are really just humans with the very same delicate ego-ecosystem that most humans possess.

We cocoon ourselves in the illusion of safety that comes from the unavoidable scrutiny of the public eyes. More or less the IT IS WHAT IT IS demeanor of the literary world. The equivalent of an industry shrug. As though the nature of the business makes the tough stuff easier somehow.

Newsflash – It doesn’t.

This isn’t a PSA to all readers. Not a commercial suggesting that you Hug your Favorite Author Today.

This is merely a reminder. Writers are people too. When you stomp on us, we scuff. We fold. Stomp easier, if you will. Or mindfully. Or not at all.

Read with kindness. Appreciate the efforts behind the results. Play nice. An ego somewhere will thank you for it.

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The Making of Nebraska BrownThe last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory.

All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded.

Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to.

The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.

You can purchase a copy of the book from:

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About the Author:

Louise CaiolaWriter, author, blogger, mom – giving life to the characters and plots that somehow wind up inside my head, of their own accord. See WISHLESS, the novel. Others soon to follow. Stay glued and giddy.

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