Turtle Bay by @AuthorTiffany is on #Sale!

Remember back on the 20th when I let you all know about Tiffany King’s latest young adult release? Well, if you haven’t gone out and grabbed the book yet, and were interested, it’ll be on sale for only $0.99 for a limited time! Just under a dollar for this amazing YA title? Can’t really go wrong with that. The sale will be for about a week, but could possibly last longer. Should be enough time for a lot of fans to grab it and spread it around. Maybe even gift it to friends who haven’t read it yet.

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Turtle Bay

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If you’re a teenager in a small, rural area, how do you exist when your eccentric, free-spirited parents are the town freaks everyone laughs at?

For sixteen-year-old Rainbow Honeywell—or Rain, as she insists on being called—the answer was to become the queen of all pranks. She never wanted to be a troublemaker, but the label quickly stuck when everyone in Huntsville, Kansas, became a target. All she wanted was to deflect the negative attention off her parents, but Rain’s plan backfired to the max, landing her in a heap of trouble with the local authorities and expelled from high school.

An unexpected inheritance offers Rain an opportunity for a new beginning when she and her family move across the country to the quaint beach community of Turtle Bay, Florida.

Determined to make the best of her second chance, Rain vows to walk the straight and narrow, hoping her parents will fly under the radar while she soaks up some fun in the sun, sandy beaches, and hot, tanned guys. Unfortunately, she picks the wrong new friends, and a late night party lands her back in the kind of trouble she had been hoping to avoid. As the newbie in town with a record, Rain takes the brunt of the punishment when an unforgiving judge chooses to make an example out of her and slaps her with enough community service hours to keep her busy until she is old and gray.

Facing the harsh reality of paying for the actions of others while atoning for her own past sins, Rain is paired up with Josh Shaw, a judgmental local lifeguard whose love for the beach and the environment is eclipsed only by his distaste for those who trash it. As far as Josh is concerned, Rain is guilty and got what she deserved, regardless of her side of the story. To make matters worse, a tropical storm sits in the Atlantic, threatening to wreak havoc on the small beach community.

Things slowly change as Rain begins to appreciate her surroundings through Josh’s eyes, proving she is not the person he thinks she is. Their feelings for one another blossom as the tropical storm grows into a hurricane and bears down on Turtle Bay. With impending danger looming, the small beach community must come together in order to ride out the storm.

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Did that get you interested in the book now? If so, you can find it from:

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(Sales will take effect very soon if not already. A few sites might be delayed slightly. Keep checking back.)

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You may want to check out King’s other YA titles, as well:

Wishing For Someday Soon – REVIEW
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Forever Changed – REVIEW
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Unlikely Allies – REVIEW
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Miss Me Not – REVIEW
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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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Paperback #NewRelease – Make it Right, by @MeganErickson_

The second novel in the sexy Bowler University series…

…is now out in PAPERBACK! A few weeks ago I mentioned Megan Erickson in a post about going to my first book event where I sort of met her. I’m sure some of you’ve to check out her books since then, but if you haven’t, today’s a great day to do so. The second book in the Bowler University series has been out for a little over a month, but today, the paperback edition has been released! Sometimes there’s nothing like holding a book in your hands when reading. I know I’ve been doing that much more this year than in recent years. What’s even better is that the paperback version is priced very reasonably as well, which is always a plus for me when I look a print books. But don’t worry, the ebook is still out there for those who want instant delivery (score one for ebooks).

You can find out a bit more below, as well as check out the other books in the series.

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Max Payton lives by two rules:

Size and strength win any fight, and never show weakness.

When a rash of assaults sends Bowler University for a tail spin, Max volunteers to help teach a self-defense class. One of the other instructors is the beautiful pixie-faced girl he keeps butting heads with…and who challenges everything he thought he knew.

Lea Travers avoids guys like Max – cocky jocks who assume she’s fragile because of a disability caused by a childhood accident. She likes to be in control, and something about being with Max makes her feel anything but. But during the moments he lets his guard down, Lea sees a soul as broken inside as she is outside. Trusting him is a whole other problem…

When the assaults ramp up and hit close to home, Lea and Max must learn, before it’s too late, that true strength can come from vulnerability…and giving in to trust is sometimes the only way to make things right.

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And if you’d rather grab a copy for instant reading, the ebook is available from:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

Since this is book 2 of the Bowler University series, you may want to check out book one, Make it Count:

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Want me to throw more books at you? I can, if you really want. There’s a third book in the series coming out in January called Make it Last. It’s available for pre-order from:
Amazon | B&N | iBooks

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About the Author:

Megan EricksonMegan worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. When she’s not tapping away on her laptop, she’s probably listening to the characters in her head who won’t stop talking.

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#PoetryMonth: I’ve published Words

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Back in January I shared my poem Words on the blog. I originally wrote this and planned to put in a collection A Sense of Fall. I haven’t gotten much work done on the collection, but I wanted to get some “new” work out there in the world.

I put Words out as an ebook over on Smashwords, today. It’s just a single poem, nothing special, just like the freebie I Would. It should be at other stores in the coming days and I’ll link those they’re live.

For now, if you’d like to read the poem again, on your ereader this time, head on over to Smashwords and grab a copy. And please, share it around with your friends. It’s a great way to get readers into poetry for National Poetry Month, without the intimidation of a full collection to read. And as always, if you read it, and enjoyed it (or not) please consider leaving a quick review. Even on a single poem, a quick review can help out other readers.

Hope you enjoy this little treat. I’m sure I’ll have more to share soon.

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Words is a short poem that’s a taste of an upcoming collection of poetry that I’m working on. The poem started out as a simple observation of the snow in moonlight, and turned into a poem with more to offer.

I’m offering it free to my readers. I’ve had it on my blog, where it’s gotten much response, and wanted to give everyone another way to access it.

 

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After the Fear Blog Tour! – Review and Giveaway!!

AFTER THE FEAR BLOG TOUR!!!

If you do not attend this blog tour…there will be consequences! 😉


Title: After The Fear
Author: Rosanne Rivers
Rating: 5/5 Stars

“You have not attended a Demonstration this month.

In Sola’s city, everyone obeys the rules. Stay away from the trigger cameras and regularly update your Debtbook, and you just might survive. But having to watch the way criminals are dealt with—murdered by Demonstrators in the Stadium—is a law Sola tries to avoid. When a charming Demonstrator kisses her at a party, however, she’s thrust into the Stadium and forced into the very role she despises.

Armed with only natural resourcefulness and a caring nature, Sola narrowly survives her first bout. Her small success means she’s whisked off to a training camp, where she discovers a world beyond the trigger cameras and monitoring—a world where falling in love with a killer doesn’t seem so terrible.

Yet life as a Demonstrator has no peace. Sola must train her way through twenty-five more Demonstrations before she can return home to her father. At the end of each battle, only one survivor remains.

Sola could face anyone in the Stadium . . . even a loved one.” (description from Goodreads)

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Once I read the blurb for this a few months ago, I knew I needed to read this book. I’m very glad that I followed my instinct on this one. It was such an enjoyable read.

For a debut release, Rivers proves that she’s taken the time to perfect here writing and knows what she’s doing. The society that’s in place for this future England is well put together. After only a few chapters, I felt like it was the real world and that it was possible this could be the reality of the near future. Her characters are great, as well. There’s no lack of depth to any character. With the struggles that take place, a lack of this character development would have made the story flat, boring, and easy to put down. After the Fear is anything but that.

How far would we allow social media to infiltrate our lives? The Debtbook in After the Fear blends the idea of Big Brother and the increasing intrusiveness of social media sites to the extreme. With the whole of this future England under a Mount Everest of national debt, control like this has become the way of life. Way to pay back the debt are set in place, and stepping out of line means your time might be cut short.

This is what happens to Sola, the main character. The reader follows her as she fights for her life, literally, as a demonstrator. While she’s training to be a killer and not to be killed, her humanity is put to the test as well as her ability to keep a level head, friendships, and do whatever it takes outside the stadium, to survive. Sola is a bad-ass female character and I loved every moment of it.

What I really enjoyed in this book is the idea of the demonstrators. As gruesome and barbaric as the gladiators of Rome seem, and how much blood must have flooded the sands of the Colosseum in its prime, what would happen if humans resorted to a similar form of punishment/entertainment? A demonstrator is similar to a modern-day gladiator. I found this such an interesting concept to throw into an (almost) modern civilized culture. Are humans really that separated from their past atrocities or is this not a far stretch of the imagination that we could bring back the concept of making prisoners fight, prized and trained warriors kill, and created deadly twists for the competitors just to make more money?

I found myself questioning just how much of a fiction this might be to a future world. It’s aspects of a dystopian novel, like this, that interest me the most. While After the Fear is a  greatly entertaining novel, the way the reader is able to sit down and think about what they’d do if they we put in Sola’s position, or the position of a number of supporting characters, brought my level of enjoyment for this novel to the next level.

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more great novels from Rivers. If this is only the beginning, I know she’ll blow me away with whatever she has next.

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For a chance to win an ebook copy of AFTER THE FEAR please follow the link below:

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You can grab a copy of After the Fear from:

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About the Author

Rosanne lives in Birmingham, UK and considers it one of her favourite cities, second only to Rome. She delights in writing for children and young adults and hopes to bring readers to an unfamiliar yet alluring setting. Rosanne was inspired to write when she read the Harry Potter books, and at age fourteen, she wrote romance fanfiction on just about every pairing you could dream up from the HP series. She currently lives with her partner and two bunny rabbits and is working on a New Adult fantasy novel.

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MY NEW RELEASE: Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems

Through some delay and a good amount of hard work, I was able to finally release my newest book to the world. I’ve been wanting to give readers a small sampling of my poetry just for being as supportive as they are. And for future readers, who haven’t read my work, to get a glimpse into what they might expect for reading From Where I Stand or other future releases.

Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems might not be as hard-hitting as From Where I Stand. It also might lack the personal narrative that those poems presented so strongly. But I think you won’t be disappointed in this somewhat new direction the poems take the reader. These are poems written many years ago, but with a great overhaul. Some are only slightly updated, while others took the haiku form and expanded itself to something larger.

The way I’d really like to say thank you to everyone is by letting you know that for the month of January, this chapbook will be FREE on Smashwords (and Kobo if I finally get it to publish there…still working on that. Possibly B&N as well). After this month, I’ll bring the price up to $0.99 to match what I have it for over on Amazon. So grab it while you still can!!!

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Before I share more about the book, I’d like to make mention of one thing: reviews. So far I’ve gotten a great bunch of reviews for From Where I Stand on Amazon, Goodreads, and Smashwords. I’d just like to thank everyone who’s left one for my début collection.

With that said, if anyone reading Winter’s Homecoming has the time, reviews on this collection are also greatly appreciated. If you post it just on your blog, or just one other channel, that’s still great! If you can get it everywhere else, that’s even better and more than expected. Just remember that reviews help some readers choose great books that they’ll enjoy. This goes for every book, not just mine.

So again, thank you to all the reviews to date, as well as all future reviews from anyone listening 😀

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Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems is an eight poem chapbook by Robert Zimmermann. In this insightful new collection, Zimmermann shares his love and appreciation for the beauty of nature and the changing of seasons, as well as the endless search for happiness.

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Cover Reveal – Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti

Today I have the pleasure of helping in the cover reveal of Priya Kanaparti’s upcoming release DRACIAN LEGACY. And just a heads up, there will be a blog tour for Dracian Legacy starting February 12th, 2013 and ending on March 15th, 2013. Don’t miss out on all that fun. Now, without further adieu, here it is…

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DRACIAN LEGACY (BOOK ONE OF THE DRACIAN LEGACY TRILOGY)

Release Date: February 14th, 2013 (Ebook & Print)
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance
Count Word: 85,000

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Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.

Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.

Things prove to be difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by forces that are beyond her control, including the leader of the Telalians.
With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

To go along with the cover reveal, Priya is also holding a giveaway! You can find that by clicking the link below

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About the Author

Priya Kanaparti

Priya Kanaparti was born in India, grew up in Detroit, and is now living in Boise, ID. She attended Wayne State University for her undergrad degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology, and University of Phoenix for her Masters in Business Administration. Priya works as a project manager in software field during the day and lives in the world of her characters during the nights and weekends. She had found the love for reading and writing early this year, when she stayed home with her year old and needed something to occupy those ‘downtime’ hours.

She loves playing tennis on a good summer day and chess during the cold winters, but reading and writing has become a year round hobby.

She lives in Boise with her husband, son and a Yorkie. Dracian Legacy is her debut novel.

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Get From Where I Stand For FREE (Today Only)

I woke up today to see my first ebook sale in about a week and a half. I was almost getting used to making some money off of it this thing, but now I’m back to reality where that one sale made me happy 😛

Because of this, I’ve decided to try getting some more readers, some more (hopefully) reviews, and to get into the holiday spirit a bit by making my debut collection of poetry free on Smashwords today.

My book’s called “From Where I Stand” and you can find it on Amazon as well, but I’m providing this coupon to buy it for FREE from Smashwords today since I can’t make it free on Amazon by snapping my fingers.

I encourage reviews (everywhere you’d like to post it) but don’t feel obligated 🙂

Here’s the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/253778
And you just need to type in this coupon at checkout to get it free of charge: TN42K

*note: the coupon is only good for today. It will expire tomorrow (Dec 15th).

Enjoy 🙂

And if you wanted to buy it instead of getting it free…..*hint, hint*

Ebook:From Where I Stand

Paperback (great Christmas present 😉 ):

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