Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop

Happy New Year 2013 
Giveaway Hop

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Babs Book Bistro

January 1st - 7th 2013

Over 200 participating blogs are offering a book related giveaway and we are all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another.  The hop runs from January 1st - 7th

I have an AWESOME giveaway for you today. 

My Giveaway ... 

Win your choice of any newly released or preorder for 2013 from The Book Depository 


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[Super Book Blast + GIVEAWAY] The Silver Sphere By Michael Dadich

Michael will be awarding a $75 Amazon or GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tours. 

The Silver Sphere
by Michael Dadich

Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father… when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy).

His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere. With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless….

Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?

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A little bit about Michael ...

I’ve been writing since first setting pencil to steno pad at age 8. A year later, I began developing the world of my current series-in-progress, and even created its title, The Silver Sphere. Now, with the support of years of experience, those early maps and back stories have progressed into what I hope is a fresh and entertaining take on the classic young adult fantasy adventure.

Despite my frequent escapes into parallel worlds, I root myself firmly in my very real family and community. When not pacing the yard maniacally after every few pages of writing, I spend as much time as possible hanging out with my studly 9-year-old son, and my inspirational wife Jenna. I also coach several local youth sports teams in Beverly Hills, and alternate between yelling at my two crazy Corgis and hiking with my trained German Shepherd.

For more, join me in my favorite fantasy worlds, from Lord of the Rings to the creations of C.S. Lewis, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Brooks. Even more importantly, stop by and say hello on my Facebook page at AuthorMichaelDadich, tweet me at @MichaelDadich, and stalk my website at

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[Interview & Review + GIVEAWAY) As I Wake (Breaking Fate Collection Book 2) by Sarah DiCello

Welcome Author Sarah DiCello

Sarah DiCello is new to Taylor Street.

She writes fantasy / romance.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Communications/Journalism.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
The power to stop time around me so I could get more done.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Getting a five-star review from a blogger I didn't know. She called me her new favorite author and that's when I thought, "Someone likes me. I can do this."

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
It will make you question how you came to be where you are in this life and why those you love the most are present with you today.

Favorite food?
Anything with cheese.

What book are reading now?
George Shuman's "18 Seconds."

What’s your favorite season/weather?
All of them for about three weeks. I like summer but then it gets too hot. I like winter but then it gets too cold. I like fall but then that means school starts and I have to begin packing lunches, which I hate. And then there's spring, which I love, but want to fast forward to summer.

What was your favorite children's book?
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Beach or Pool?
Hands down - the beach!

What is one book everyone should read?
I could be selfish and say mine but "Water for Elephants" is one of my all time favorite books.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Oh, there are always books in the works. I just need to relish in the fact that I've just written two for a while before I start the next one.

Sarah I love your books! Thanks so much for being here. It has been an honor. :)

As I Wake 
(Breaking Fate Collection Book 2)
by Sarah DiCello
Genre: YA Historical Romance with a time travel twist
Publisher: Taylor Street Books
Number of pages: 200
Word Count: 60,000
Cover Artist: Heather Moreland

Book Description: 

Readers entranced by As I Close My Eyes will once again be thrust into the enchanting life of Danielle Grayson in As I Wake, the second book in the Breaking Fate collection.
A secret of Dani’s past is revealed and she must find the answers before it’s too late. Can she change the fate of her one true love or will he suffer the same destiny for all of time?
As Dani rekindles her relationship with Ben she finds herself torn between her present day life in Sugar Hill, Georgia and a new past she has yet to discover. But something in her past makes her question the journey she has chosen. Time is running out and she is the only one who can understand the path that must be taken. But will it be enough? Has the story of Dani and Ben been written in stone never to be undone?

As I Wake is the sequel to As I Close My Eyes. In this book we find Danielle waking up from the cliff hanger accident in As I Close My Eyes into the world of New Orleans in the 1920's as Elizabeth. And again all the people in her present life are with her. We find out she is not alone with this time travel ability. She finds a journal that belonged to her dad and that sets her on a journey to discover the reason for these dreams. She knows the dreams are a key to figuring something out in the present but she can't put a finger on it.

I love these books so much. Sarah is a brilliant writer. I absolutely adore the story line  I love dropping in on these time periods and reading her explanation of the way life was during that time, like the roaring 20's. There are so many characters and twists in these books it would take forever to tell. This book takes you on a journey hopping from the present into the past and back and forth, until you see why Danielle is dreaming these and how she will avoid the outcome she thinks is inevitable.

All I can say is READ THIS SERIES. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Once I begin one of Sarah's book I can never put it down. I am not one for Historical Romance (not really one for History of any thing!) but I am sure glad I gave these a try. And I sure hope Sarah writes many more in this series because I will be the first in line to buy them.

5 Stars for Sarah!!

If you would like to read my review of Sarah's first book As I Close My Eyes go here. It was awesome as well. :)

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Blog Tour & [Interview] Excuse My Fairy by Kinley Baker

Welcome Author Kinley Baker 

Kinley Baker has a terminally tender heart and an inconvenient sense of humor. She loves puppies and cries at celebrity weddings. Kinley believes that romance novels are the keys to world peace, because if you're holding a book, you can't be holding a gun. Kinley supports all supernatural lifestyles and believes "happy ever after" isn't only for the normal. Her books Ruined, Denied and Freed are available now from Crescent Moon Press. Excuse My Fairy is available now from Etopia Press. Look for more in the Misbehaving Magics series and the final book in the Shadowed Love trilogy in 2013.


If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’d fly! I imagine spending hours flying over the sea because I love the ocean, but I’m not much of a swimmer. Also, I would use my flying skills to fight crime and such.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
It’s all a huge reward. I love seeing reviews and reading when people connect to the characters and call them “real”. I also enjoy seeing people comment on how much they love the romance aspect of the stories because happy endings are so close to my heart.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I hope romance readers who love adventure, complex characters and an occasional laugh will enjoy my novels.

Favorite food?
Jalapeno chips, hot wings and pizza. I also feel compelled to add salad, carrots and apples to balance out the health scale.

What book are reading now?
Atlantis Awakening by Alyssa Day. The book I’ve been waiting for just came out (I think it’s last in the series), so I’m rereading to remember where we left off.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
I love the rain! Storms are my favorite. Sometimes I like to hang out in the rain, but most times I like to watch from inside with a warm blanket, pajamas and fuzzy slippers.

What was your favorite children's book?
I read the first Harry Potter book at age eleven. I loved growing up with Harry and his friends.

Beach or Pool?
Beach! I could watch the waves all day.

What is one book everyone should read?
The Giver by Lois Lowry. This book changed my life. I need to read it again. It’s been a while since I’ve read it.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m finishing up the third book in the Shadowed Love trilogy right now. I also have several projects I’m working on. Once my first trilogy is finished, I’ll have more freedom to explore new ideas. I’m looking forward to it. In the meantime, I’m launching my new blog platform in January. This will be an exciting new experiment.

Thank you so much for allowing me to visit!
So glad to have you today! :)

Excuse My Fairy
by Kinley Baker

Book Description:

Her magic breaks all the rules. He breaks all of hers.

Draybeth is broken. Her fairy powers don’t work, her magic is completely dysfunctional, and not even her bad attitude and soft heart can win her back into Fairy favor. Exiled from their land, she struggles to make a life for herself in the human world. But when her bar burns to the ground and she meets one of the Impassables--the devastating Lawman Barrett--things become even more of a struggle. An arrest, murder, and abduction challenge everything she’s worked for, and worse, the Impassable Lawman appears to be her destined mate. But darkness stirs deep within Dray’s heart, and she’s not about to drag the gorgeous lawman down with her.

Barrett never expected to find himself mated to a fairy, let alone one with such a wicked temper and a short fuse. Being an Impassable, he should be immune to fairy magic, but Dray’s magic burns through him like lightning, just as everything else about her ignites him, body and soul. The fairy’s power over Impassables threatens everything this new realm was built upon, and as a Lawman, Barrett’s job is to make sure those threats are eliminated. But his feelings for Dray make him question just where his duty lies.

Sunday, December 30, 2012


I couldn't make up my mind between these 2 AWESOME Sunday meme's so I decided to do a combo!! :D

Welcome to THE SUNDAY POST... it is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 
It's a chance for me to share what I'm currently reading & any news for the upcoming week.


to SUNDAYS IN BED WITH... Meme started by Kate @ Midnight Book Girl, where I share what book is currently on my Kindle and I'm curled up with (or, as in my case, what book I wish I had time to spend reading, after church and getting everything ready for the week! Not that I have 2 kids and a husband or anything. LOL!) I think maybe I need to name this meme "Sundays Where My Kindle Is Laying On My Bed Where I Wish A Was"....  LOL!! Anywho... I am currently reading and liking very much...The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society) by M.J. Fletcher for a Blog Tour.

The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society)
by M.J. Fletcher 
ebook, 290 pages
Published February 9th 2012
Chloe Masters’s world changed in a heartbeat - and all she did was touch a doorknob. 
When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her father's magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.
When her father disappears it is a race against time to find answers before she loses what is left of her family. Now Chloe must choose who to trust, the man who will do anything for her or the one she can’t stop thinking about. Book one of the Doorknob Society series.

And look this week for my review of As I Wake (Breaking Fate, #2)
by Sarah DiCello on the 31st.

And like every Sunday I would have loved to stay in bed and read all day, but life is waiting outside my door and the dishes, laundry, lesson plans, and my family don't take care of themselves.... :)

See you next Sunday! :D

Hey leave me a comment I would love to check yours out. New follower? I always follow back!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday's "Know Me Better" 12/29

Know Me Better is a Weekly Meme hosted by I'm A Reader, Not A Writer.
Each week she'll pick 5 questions off of her author's interview list to answer and invites us to join in on the fun, giving a way for our readers to get to know us better.

 I invite you to share your answers to these questions as well.  You can share them as a comment on this post or share them on your own blog and link up to this post.

This Week's Questions:

Favorite restaurant?
 I love Japanese food and especially love sushi (Super Crunch). But give me Italian anytime and I'll be happy!! 

What is your view on self publishing?
 I think it's awesome. I have read some really great self published books. And some of my favorite authors  started out self published. It is always a good start. But don't just self publish to get your book out there too fast. Lots of errors are found in those books. And errors aren't cool. ;)

How do you feel about banned books? Do you have a favorite?
I totally agree with Kathy. There are certain books that don't belong in certain places. There is a place for them all. But I do, as a mom, censor what my children read. Some books are morally wrong TO ME. But I have to only answer for myself and my family. I haven't really thought about a favorite banned book but I do like Harry Potter.

Are you for or against books being made into movies?
Oh... sometimes I think they stink at making books into movies. Before every book "movie" comes out I try to read them before seeing it. In some cases I am very disappointed. It's like if I hadn't of read the book I wouldn't even know whats going on. Then there have been a few cases that the movie has done the book justice and maybe made it a little better.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?
I really want to travel around the US first and then over seas.
I want to see my kids both graduate from college.
I want to see them both happy and prosperous, with Christ #1 in their life.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Share your link and I'll check yours out! :) 
Happy Saturday!

Blog Tour & [Excerpt] Dead Running - Dying to Run by Cami Checketts

Dead Running

Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.

With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

Excerpt From Dead Running

“Hey, I’m entered into the St. George Marathon too,” a male voice said.
“Whoopee for you,” I muttered, printing my identity for anyone to steal.
“Maybe we could train together,” the deep voice interrupted again.
“Maybe,” I drawled, obviously this guy was too thick to realize I wasn’t interested in him or this stupid race. “If you could keep up with me.”
A sharp jab in my abdomen jerked my eyes from the paper. Oh great, my sister-in-law had returned. “Ouch, wha . . .” My voice trailed off as I stared in awe. Fine Damon stood before me. I thought he was gorgeous from afar. Close up, he was tantalizing. Tall, lean, cropped strawberry-blond hair contrasting nicely with tanned skin and dark blue eyes.
“I’m, uh, really much faster than I showed today.” I jabbed a finger at my sister-in-law. “You can’t tell yet, but she’s pregnant and I was being nice and going slow for her.”
Raquel rolled her eyes. “Slowed down for me,” she muttered. “I could kick your trash nine months pregnant.” Tilting her chin, she marched over to another group of runners like an insulted debutante.
I glanced into amused blue orbs and had to admit, “She could.” I hastened to explain, “I didn’t train very well for this race, but I’ll be ready for the marathon. I’m a personal trainer and exercise scientist so I obviously know what I’m doing. I plan on qualifying for Boston.”
Qualifying for Boston? What kind of crap was I spouting? I didn’t enjoy running. I’d only run this 5K to prove to my sister-in-law that I could keep up with her and prove to myself I wasn’t the quitter my family imagined. At least the personal trainer and exercise scientist part were true.
Damon grinned. “Why don’t we tackle St. George first?”
I reddened. He obviously saw through my bluff.
“Give me your phone number,” Damon said.
Phone number? Oh, yeah. Forget this marathon talk and get right into setting up a date. Now it was my turn to grin.
“I’ll let you know when we’re doing training runs,” he said.
Grin disappeared.
“We usually do about seven and half minute miles on our long runs,” Damon continued. “Is that a problem for you?”
“I, uh,” I stuttered, laboring to regulate my facial expression. Seven and a half minute miles? I’d done that pace on the treadmill, once, for about twenty seconds. “Seven and a half minute miles? Shouldn’t be a problem. That’s a reasonable pace.” On a road bike.

Dying to Run

Cassidy Christensen wants to run.

Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, her only hope is Dr. Tattoo, a man she loves but nobody trusts. When she finally gets a chance to run, someone else she cares about is taken. Running might be her only chance at survival, but she won’t allow another family member to be killed in her place.

This must-read sequel to Dead Running will have you laughing, biting your nails, and hoping for more.


Author Cami Checketts

Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog:

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.


Blog Tour Giveaway!

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash from Author Cami Checketts
3 Sets of iFrogz Earbuds & Armbands

Ends 1/31/13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Blog Tour & [Interview] Breathe by Elena Dillon

Welcome Author Elena Dillion

Elena lives and writes in a suburb North of Los Angeles.  She has never lived anywhere besides California which is probably a good thing since she hates being cold and is terrified to drive in the snow. She loves being a wife and a mother to her three kids and three dogs, although really the bulldog is the fourth child who has never matured beyond the toddler stage.

A self-proclaimed nerd, she has been writing since she was a child. She has only recently, however, come out of the closet about this to her family and friends.  They now understand better, but not completely, why she talks about characters in stories as if they are real people.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
When I was younger, I probably would have chosen flight or speed. Now I would choose healing. I have a friend ill with cancer and I lost both my parents to it. Sick children and parents get to me.  I would want a power that helps people.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
I started  this process a bit later in life than some so I think it’s really rewarding when someone says they have been inspired to pursue a dream they’ve had since they were young.  It has happened a few times already since I started telling people I wrote a book.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
If you love a good hero, sacrifice for love’s sake and a creepy villain you should read it.

Favorite Food?
I’m half Italian so I love Italian food.  Eggplant Parmesan, Lasagna, Ravioli, Bruschetta and Antipasta.  Almost any kind of Italian food! Yum!  Now I’m hungry!

What book are you reading right now?
I just finished Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.  I’m reading Slammed by Coleen Hoover and I am still and will probably forever be reading the Game of Thrones series!

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Summer!  I hate being cold.  I mean really hate it.  I am miserable when I’m cold and I will endeavor to make everyone around me miserable.  Lol.

What was your favorite children’s book?
I loved Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys and anything scary.  I read all of the Judy Blume books of course.  I started reading grown up books around 10 or 11 because I was bored so that’s not too many years of kid’s books.  I loved Stephen King, Dean Koontz and of course romance novels.

Beach or Pool?
Beach for sure! Love the sound of the ocean.

What is one book everyone should read?
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  I think it’s so well written and I love the message that we shouldn’t judge and it’s done in such an interesting way.  You know there’s a message there but it’s told in a fabulous story.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. I just finished my second book, no title so far. It’s different from Breathe but still a YA Romantic Suspense.  I am hoping to publish it in March.  I will start working on book three in January.

by Elena Dillon
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Suspense
Word Count: 62,300
Cover Artist: Alexa Dillon

Book Description:

Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl.  It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught.  That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over.  Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way.  Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction.  On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is.  Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening.  Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time?  Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not.

Friday, December 28, 2012

[Extended Trailer] First 4 Minutes of WARM BODIES

I can not wait to freakin' see this movie!! :) Thought I'd share this....

Published on Dec 28, 2012

A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human -- setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.


Hi I'm Michelle and I am addicted to ebooks and my Kindle. There doesn't seem to be an end to those awesome ebooks so they continue to taunt me. :)


Here's what you do...
*Just put up a post sharing the new ebooks you've added to your reader, computer, phone, etc.
*You can grab the graphic I have on this post, make your own graphic, skip the graphic, whatever works for you.
*The linky will be set as a blog hop so you can grab the code at the bottom of the linky to include with your post IF you want.  
*Again there are really no requirements. Just share all your great ebooks.

This weeks downloads...

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: April 26, 2010

Now available as a special edition eBook:

New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer's Annotated Playlist for the book with linking to and back from text.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST
is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: October 1, 2010

"... the last days are not unfolding exactly as written, but make no mistake - Heaven and Hell have fallen to Earth."

When an earthquake plunges the world into darkness, Alexandra Contreras struggles for survival and seeks answers. Guided by a mysterious, scarred man, she braves the wasteland in search of humanity's mythical birthplace: Eden. Once confronted with her tragic destiny, she must make a decision which will alter the fate of the world.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: August 28, 2011

All Hallow's Eve: The One Night it is Bad to be Good
People are being martyred but not for their faith. Instead the deaths are part of a serial killer's sick game as he chooses his victim by their name... then kills them in that Saint's grisly manner.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: December 15, 2012

"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin

"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

The first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author.


A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have...changed.

Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as "Zapheads" roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.

Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren't the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even at the risk of her own life.

And the Zapheads are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: October 12, 2012

What If Little Red Riding Hood Was Real?
A #1 Paranormal Historical, #1 Fantasy Romance and #1 Teen Historical eBook!

Based on both the Grimm and Perrault versions of Little Red Riding Hood and set against the terrifying, historic Beast of GĂ©vaudan attacks,this dark YA retelling blends two epic legends, giving the fabled girl-in-the-red-cloak a new, shockingly real existence.

Scarlette, an 18-year-old peasant, lives under a dark threat. A nightmarish creature lurks in the surrounding forest, killing the villagers one by one. When Scarlette's grandmother survives an attack, Scarlette learns that her grandmother hasn't suffered the bite of just any normal animal.

Now desperate, Scarlette searches throughout her province to find a cure. But there are those who want to keep their pasts hidden. As she begins to uncover the dark secrets of her village, Scarlette is befriended by a local nobleman and a woodcutter who share a gruesome history with the beast. To save her grandmother, Scarlette must unravel their mystery and solve an age-old crime. But as she pieces together the clues, Scarlette finds herself torn between the two men, both of whom want to be more than friends and hold the key to the cure.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: March 25, 2012

Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults.

The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty.

On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her -- adolescence.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: May 2, 2011

It's the Victorian era in England, but Tessa is from the medieval past. She awakens within a castle she has never seen before. Knowledge of her name also evades her. However, even worse than not knowing who or where she is, she cannot recall how she died or why she is dressed as a bride.

Along with Christian, the earl of the castle she haunts, Tessa tries to discover who she is and break the spell holding her in a prison of death. They never imagined the curse keeping them apart is the only thing protecting her, until it's too late.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: January 26, 2010

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny--one she could never have imagined...

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school...or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth-- that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face...and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Book Description from Amazon
Publication Date: December 1, 2012

From USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly comes WAKING UP MARRIED, a free book in Harlequin's brand-new contemporary romance collection—Harlequin KISS.

Her first thought: "Who are you?"

It's the morning after her cousin's bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she's in a stranger's penthouse having woken up with something else as well—a funny, arrogant, sexy…husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible—been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter…no, Connor Reed and she's gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor's shocking bombshell?

"I don't want a divorce."

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[Cover Reveal] Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

Sworn to Raise
by Terah Edun
(Courtlight #1)
Publication date: March 15th, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the  kingdom. But beneath her kingdom’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond  initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.

A little bit about Terah ...

Terah Edun is an international development professional and author/lover of all things Young Adult Fantasy fiction. She is a native Georgian, adoptive Washingtonian, unrepentant expat currently living in South Sudan, brilliant dreamer, lover of dogs and not-so-closet geek. Her first novel, Red Madrassa, was released on November 8th and her second novel, Sworn to Raise, comes out in March 2013.

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