Monday, October 29, 2012

Cover Reveal: Holiday Fling by Victoria H. Smith

Before I do the reveal, I wanted to thank everyone who's signed up for my book tour!  I'll be sending emails later tonight!  :D

Now, for our cover reveal...

Cover created by Mooney Designs


Book information:
Holiday Fling by: Victoria H. Smith
Release Date: November 26, 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Novelette)

For those of you who buy Victoria's book The Crimson Hunt, you can get Holiday Fling for free!  Check out her blog for details.

Book Description:
Tarrah Reid is aware that she holds the name of a famous Hollywood actress… Not that she cares, since the association helps with her "Christmas floozy” persona. She has one goal every Christmas Eve: sleep with her roommate’s cousin while the rest of the family is distracted by fruitcake. However, her annual conquest comes to a screeching halt when she winds up in the middle of a bank robbery and is miraculously saved by a handsome, redheaded stranger.

A few hours with medical student Chase Stewart has Tarrah’s mind in a daze and her heart aflutter. Suddenly, Tarrah no longer wants her fling—she wants Chase. But if there’s one thing Tarrah has discovered this Christmas Eve, it’s that the Christmas gods have it out for her. Her new favorite redhead and her fling have way more in common than just their towering heights. The anticipated announcement of fruitcake has never been more heightened. Before the fruited-pastry delight is served, Tarrah must decide what she really desires this Christmas Eve – a simple fling or something more.

A New Adult contemporary romance, Holiday Fling is a short Christmas tale with a spicy kick.



About the Author:
 

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. 




Victoria H. Smith Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 
 



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Big announcement - The Truths about Dating and Mating has a release date!

Hi, all.  Today is an awesome day!  Why?  Because it's something I've been looking forward to announcing for a very long time.  After a few hiccups, I get to finally say:  My book, The Truths about Dating and Mating, is being released soon!  Whoo-hoo!


 Release date:  NOVEMBER 21st!

Blurb:
Spunky Italian coed Ivy Rossini likes to talk and push the boundaries. She gets to do both as she co-hosts Riordan College’s radio program, The Truths about Dating and Mating, alongside her lifelong best friend, Ian Hollister.

Being the only girl who cares to see beyond Ian’s bad boy reputation has its advantages, especially when he’s scaring off the jerks who just want to nail the campus sex-guru. It’s when he’s “protecting” her from the advances she welcomes that she wants to lob him over the head and tell him to butt out. But Ivy’s feels like she’s the one who’s taken a hit when Ian almost kisses her at a party. She knows she should feel relieved when he pulls away, so why is she disappointed instead?

What’s worse, Ivy’s now getting aroused by Ian’s slightest touch and can’t stop entertaining thoughts of a romantic future. But Ian doesn’t do relationships, and she’s not interested in anything casual. In the end, Ivy decides it’s best to keep her growing feelings a secret and hope they’ll pass. However, when Ian begins hinting at wanting to take things to the next level, she’s forced to decide if a chance at something more is worth risking everything they’ve built.

With their friendship and her heart hanging in the balance, can Ivy follow the advice she and Ian give their listeners - to communicate, be honest, and trust in themselves - or will insecurity, stubbornness, and pride ruin any chance of their relationship getting off the ground?



To help spread the word about my book, I'm planning a blog tour and giveaway, and am looking for people willing to host!   If you'd be interested in hosting, not only will you have my eternal gratitude, but you'll be entered in a special drawing that will include a $25 giftcard to Amazon or B&N (winner's choice) and free print and digital copies of my book! 



If you're interested in participating, please sign up in the linky below and I'll be contacting your shortly!  Thank you!


Monday, October 22, 2012

The Letting Go Blog Hop by Kyra Lennon!


Today is the Letting Go Bloghop, hosted by the awesome Kyra Lennon at Write Here, Write Now, in celebration of her book If I Let You Go!

How it works is that we're supposed to post about a time we've had to let go, and that's pretty much it.

So, here's mine...(and pardon me for it not being written the best - I'm typing the thoughts as they come to me because it's not something I like to think about much).

It's about a boyfriend I had in college.  We started dating at the end of my freshman year and were still together when I graduated, but by that time, I felt like we were more than friends than a couple.  Mostly, that's my fault.  I started to feel claustrophobic and the more time he wanted to spend with me, the less time I wanted to spend with him.  I don't know exactly why that was, but my interests started changing and I just didn't feel the same way I used to.

Anyhow, I was young and stupid.  I left to go back home so I could start a job, and we tried to do the long distance thing, but I wanted to let loose a little bit.  I started hanging out with my sister and her best friend a lot.  We'd go dancing on Friday nights and I was getting hit on a lot.  I always turned the guys down because I had a boyfriend, but there was one guy who was really persistent...and very good looking and charming.  He wore me down and I did something I still regret to this day...I cheated on my boyfriend.   

I came clean about it pretty fast, and we broke up - naturally - but we couldn't completely sever ties.  My name was still on our lease in the college town, so I was paying that until the lease ended.  But it wasn't just that.  We still talked every day.  At first it was a lot of yelling at each other, and we talked about trying to work things out.  After we decided it wasn't going to happen, we'd still talk every day, even after we started dating other people.  I'd tell him about my boyfriend.  He'd tell me about his girlfriend.  We had a lot of friends in common and we'd discuss them.  He'd tell me about his new job, and I'd tell him about mine.  This went on for almost a year, after I started dating my current husband.  I don't even quite remember why it tapered off, but one day he didn't call me when he usually did.  And I didn't call him.  He called a few days later and we talked, but then I didn't hear from him really after that, and I didn't call, either, having decided that it was something that was long overdue.

It was a big adjustment, letting go of someone I still cared about, but I'm  not sure it was really healthy that we kept talking.  It was like we were afraid to make the break completely, though I don't know how happy we were to even hear from each other in the end.  It's almost like we felt obligated to keep talking. 

Either way, although I regret my actions and the way things ended, I also know it was for the best.  We're both in better places.  He's married to the girl he started dating after me.  I'm married the guy I started dating.  I'm happy with my current situation, and I'm hoping he's happy in his.

Anyway, that's my story of letting go.

Be sure to check out all the other entries on Kyra's page.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cover Reveal - THE CRIMSON HUNT by Victoria H. Smith!

Hey, all, today I'm thrilled to be doing the cover reveal for my CP, NA Alley Sister and friend, Victoria H. Smith's The Crimson Hunt!


Cover Image Designed by: Michelle Johnson

The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles, #1) by: Victoria H. Smith
Release Date: November 12, 2012
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance

Book Description:

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.


 

About the Author:

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes. 


Victoria H. Smith Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Released today - The Guardian's Choice by Isabelle Santiago!

Today's the release day of the second book in Isabelle Santiago's The Guardian's Circle novels, The Guardian's Choice.  And just look at this cover!





Blurb:

When Amaya wakes, with only the memory of her world’s apocalyptic destruction, she is surprised to find herself alone in a world deceptively similar to her own. But there’s so much about Zerah that’s changed. The Holy Grounds are gone. The Temple is destroyed. And all that remains of their ancient society is a vast, barren space.

Lost and confused, Amaya is forced underground into the dark heart of the neighboring province, hiding out among the monsters – unnatural products of their Maker. She loses all control of her empathic power, spiraling toward madness, until Phoenix finds and saves her. Together they work to build the semblance of a normal life, but he wants more than she’s prepared to give, and try as she might to forget, she’s still haunted by memories of a man she was never meant to love.

Torn between her fear and her need to be redeemed, Amaya seeks out the very person she’s been running from. He presents a tempting offer: he will free her of the Mark that enslaves her to the Guardianship, a Mark that carries only ghosts of a past better forgotten, and give her a chance at a new life.

All it will cost is her soul.

You can find it on Amazon, today, and B&N and Kobo soon. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cover Reveal - Purgatory Reign by LM Preston

Morning, everyone!  Today I'm participating in the cover reveal for the awesome LM Preston's book Purgatory Reign!




Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Action Adventure




Blurb:


Peter Saint’s life stinks. But things are about to get much worst. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms. Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give—his blood. Peter carries within him the one gift or curse that could unlock a secret to destroy the human race. On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It’s the one treasure the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer that he hopes will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.

 


Read a sample: http://www.freado.com/book/13273/purgatory-reign
 

Release Dates:
eBook (March 2013)
Print (May 2013)

Pre-Order:
Amazon

 
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