Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cover Revea: Can Dreams Come True? by Krysten Lindsay Hager



Cover Reveal for Can Dreams Come True? (Book One of the Cecily Taylor Series) by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Contemporary YA fiction 

Check out the blurb here: 

Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?


Pre-order the book now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079S3KJSH
The book officially releases in ebook and paperback on March 20th.

You check out the Can Dreams Come True Pinterest inspiration board here!: https://www.pinterest.com/krystenlindsay/can-dreams-come-true-the-cecily-taylor-series/

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star,  Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist.
​Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton.



Cover art work done by Cora Graphics for Clean Reads.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Online Blog Tour and Treassure Hunt: The Last Motley by D.J. Edwardson

last motley fantasy book tour Welcome to the virtual book tour for The Last Motley by Grace Award nominated author DJ Edwardson. To celebrate the book's release the digital version is being offered at the special discounted price of 99 cents, now through February 17th. In addition, you're invited to come along on a virtual treasure hunt visiting some of the places featured in the novel. And to help you along your journey, we're giving away a few prizes, too. So how 'bout them apples? Today's stop is:

Iddlmar

This small fishing village is part of what is loosely known as Caledonia. Though not a land with any proper government, the cities along the coast pay a token amount to the Lord of Davinsmoor for some beneficial trade arrangements. The residents of Iddlmar have an uneasy peace with their eastern neighbors, the barbaric Iddlglim. Though the odd sheep or horse may go missing, the people of the coastal lands pass it over rather than risk greater conflict with their more volitle brethren. Iddlmar possesses no more than a handful of docks and a three inns. A low, crumbling wall surrounds the city, more a deterrent to unwanted wildlife than any sure defense from invasion. Inside the town one finds only the most rudimentary of establishments, bakers, butchers, blacksmiths, and of course shipwrights. Still, the view of the Neverless sea from the docks is simply gorgeous, especially at sunrise, for those few who manage to make it this far north. last motley map world of arinn iddlmar We hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into the world of Arinn. If this taste has you curious, be sure to check out the full length novel set in this world. This unique tale is not your typical fantasy novel, Yes, you'll find monsters, dungeons, harrowing escapes, magic portals, a humor, an ancient artifact, and much more but above all This is the story about the importance of family, faith, and the courage to do the right thing. Here's the official teaser:

The Last Motley Fantasy Book Cover The Last Motley

Motleys. Candy-colored creatures with dark powers to drain the souls of men. That’s what Roderick always thought. Until he met one. Now he’s not so sure. But with seemingly everyone in the province hunting the motley down, he must quickly decide which side he’s on. Is the motley the living nightmare the legends say? Or just a child cursed by magic? Should Roderick save him from an awful fate, or turn him in? Either way, it seems like everyone wants to make sure that this will indeed be the last motley.


Be one of the first to read this unique and original fantasy novel, available now for the first time in digital format at the following online locations:

Treasures along the way

As you follow along on this virtual tour of Arinn, be sure to enter the giveaway to make your journey a little easier. Maybe you'll be one of the ones to find treasure at journey's end. Here's what we're giving away: last motley giveaway treasure hunt A lovely leather journal, an autographed copy of The Last Motley, and a coloring book from the Chronicles of Narnia[/caption] You can use the journal to record your travels, the novel as your guide, and the coloring book to, well...for those rainy days when you're stuck in the inn! PLEASE NOTE: By entering the giveaway you agree to receive occasional email updates about DJ Edwardson's releases, sales and book reviews. He will not share your email for any reason and you can unsubscribe at any time. Entries accepted until February 23rd.

Enter the Giveaway


Now if you're feeling especially adventurous, there is a separate giveaway for the truly dedicated treasure hunters among you. All you have to do is collect ALL TWELVE location names on the tour (e.g. if this were for Middle-earth the answers might be Rivendell, The Shire, Mordor, Gondor, etc - basically we're looking for the names of the places featured on each of the maps at every stop). Once you've got them all, send them to: THIS EMAIL ADDRESS will be entered in a drawing to win this one-of-a-kind poster of the World of Arinn. Measuring 36"X24" it is nearly movie poster size, printed on thick, glossy paper, and suitable for framing. In addition, the map will be signed by the author. This is a prize you won't find anywhere else!

motley fantasy map poster world of arinn
(actual photo) It's even more impressive in person. It's huge! You will not be added to the email list for this drawing. Entries accepted until February 23rd as well. Winners for both contests will be contacted within three days of the closing of the contests.

The journey continues

There are many stops along this virtual tour. Be sure to check them all out.
Feb 6 E.E. Rawls
Feb 7 Angel Leya
Feb 8 Elise Edmonds
Feb 9 Jennette L. Mbewe
Feb 10 Jess Elliot
Feb 11 Rachael Ritchey
Feb 12 Deborah O’Carroll
Feb 13 Karlie Lucas
Feb 14 Abbey Stellingwerff
Feb 15 Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
Feb 16 Jessica Groom
Feb 17 Steven Moore

Feb 6 E.E. Rawls
Feb 7 Angel Leya
Feb 8 Elise Edmonds
Feb 9 Jennette L. Mbewe
Feb 10 Jess Elliot
Feb 11 Rachael Ritchey
Feb 12 Deborah O’Carroll
Feb 13 Karlie Lucas
Feb 14 Abbey Stellingwerff
Feb 15 Jenelle Leanne Schmidt
Feb 16 Jessica Groom
Feb 17 Steven Moore


Thanks for joining us on this journey!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine Countdown Blitz Day Twelve: See Me For Me by Teya Peck









Her most recent accomplishment started in the summer of 2015. Making her dad’s dream come true with publishing his works as well, as an emotional accomplishment. She is the 2016 local A.N.W.A. chapter (Snake River Writers) president, won NaNoWriMo and loves StoryMakers.
            Teya has been writing for as long as she can remember. At a young age she lived on a street she affectionately named Hill Street Blues, which helped her creative writing. Her Family moved to Menan where she continued her love of writing. Her father would always be and will continue to be her inspiration, even after his untimely death in 2006.
            She loves sitting in her soft chair next to the fireplace and watching out a big living room window. It gives her plenty of creative juice for stories.
            She met the love of her life in the loft of a barn. Yep, that set up some teasing from her father. They have been happily married since 2003. They have four children and all are loving and supportive of her writing.  Her oldest daughter is following in her footsteps as a writer adding her own illustrations. She refuses to comment on the trolls in the closets and under the beds. She is active in her church, has compassion for others, and a love for all life brings.



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One wrong step changes Jocelyn’s Prima Ballerina’s life in one step...



A single choice results in Jeremiah facing unbearable consequences...



When these two meet, it could be catastrophic or the answer to unspoken prayers.

Can love be tested too far? Will hearts soften and hurts be forgiven?

Or will too much loss be too devastating to find hope?


One thing is for sure, lives are about to change forever…









Snippet:

She stretched her furthest extension ever, her personal best. She felt Jason’s hand strengthen at her waist, pushing her up to his fullest lift as his right hand let go of her leg for a moment. Pure perfection. Her heart calm and running rapid, at the same time feeling the excitement of the crowd fill the air. Closing her eyes, she readied to be tossed into the air and captured in a fish dive in Jason’s arms, but the moment never came.



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Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine Countdown Blitz Day Eleven: The Secret of a Kiss by Kimberley Montpetit






When she was in Paris, Kimberley Montpetit spent most of her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops with their beautiful and delicious pastries. She grew up in the fabulous city of San Francisco, loves all things chocolate, and now lives in a small town along the Rio Grande with her engineer husband and three sons.

She once stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland and didn't sleep a wink, sailed the Seine in Paris, rode a camel in the ancient world wonder of Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.

Kimberley also writes Award-winning Middle-Grade novels with Scholastic and Young Adult novels with Harpercollins under the name, Kimberley Griffiths Little.


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A makeup artist for the Phantom of the Opera with a tragic past. A mysterious man hiding a scar worse than the phantom from the Broadway show.



Linden Adair is a talented makeup artist on the New York Broadway show, Phantom of the Opera, creating the hideous scar for the actor who plays the phantom every night. But nobody knows the deep scars Linden carries after the divorce from her husband, Mark Denly—the famous director of Phantom.

Why didn’t somebody ever tell her that marrying your director was a bad idea, especially when he has a wandering eye?

Desperate to get away after enduring several years of heartache and scars, Linden takes a cross-country trip to visit her best friend in Seattle. While driving on a deserted stretch of highway late at night, she hits a deer and crashes the rental car into a gully outside of Snow Valley, Montana.

A devastatingly handsome stranger with a tow truck rescues Linden and her smashed vehicle, but when she catches sight of him in the light, she’s shocked. Anton Baldwin possess a terrible scar on his face—just like the phantom she created every night for the theater.

But Anton is hiding more than the truth behind his scar, and during a whirlwind week while being recruited for a television show being filmed in Snow Valley, the secrets of this enigmatic man turn her world upside down. 

When Anton helps Linden open up to the world around her, Linden wonders if the small town of Snow Valley might hold the magic she needs to heal the scars on her broken heart.

If you like sweet romance and second chance love stories, then you’ll love THE SECRET OF A KISS, A Snow Valley Romance. 






~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK




Snippet:

     “Hold still,” Linden Adair murmured to the Phantom of the Opera—also known as Phil Stephens in real life.

     Under the glow of the lighted vanity in the dressing room, she mixed up the special makeup paste with practiced hands. Every night she created the horrifying famous facial scar on Phil, and it came out grotesquely beautiful. It was one of her finest makeup creations she’d ever done.

     But tonight, when Linden leaned in close to Phil to apply the rubber prosthetic stuff, her chest constricted and her breath hitched.

     Every step she took in getting the actor ready for tonight’s Phantom of the Opera performance felt like it would be her last. But that was crazy. She was only going on vacation. After years of not taking a vacation. She deserved her saved-up days. There was no reason she shouldn’t visit her best friend, Anne, in Seattle. 

     So why this weird sensation that she might never see this beautiful theatre or the other actors and stagehands again. What if tonight really was her last night?

     Linden had kept her trip a secret and now it was bursting inside of her, but she had to play it cool and not say a word. She didn’t want the news to get back to the director, Mark Denly—also known as her ex-husband—that she was leaving for a month. The director of The Phantom of the Opera, the most famous show on Broadway, would blow a gasket.



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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Valentine Countdown Blitz Day ten: Spy By Night by Jordan McCollum





An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. She writes stories about love, lies, secrets and sometimes spies, and she helps writers craft their fiction to make their stories and their prose more engaging. 

All four of the novels in her Spy Another Day series were named finalists in the Whitney Awards, a juried prize. Spy by Night is a prequel to the other novels in the series.


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"After watching her parents’ marriage crash and burn, CIA operative Talia Reynolds doesn’t believe in “happily ever afters.” Besides, her job entails eighty-hour weeks, juggling a dozen covers and disguises, and tracking down a dangerous Russian spy ring. She hardly has time for romantic entanglements, even if she could let her guard down enough to get close to anyone. But all the rules she lives by could be broken when she meets aerospace engineer Danny Fluker.

Danny moved to Canada for a great job — and a chance to start over after a bad breakup. Dating definitely isn’t in his plans . . . until beautiful and enigmatic Talia throws a perfect storm right in his flight path. When he catches a glimpse of the real woman behind her fa├žade, he has to get to know her better.

Talia has to find a Russian spymaster before he figures out she’s not who she claims, and failing to keep her two lives separate in the process could mean the death of more than just her budding relationship. Danny has to decide if a future with Talia — and facing the past — is worth the risk of getting hurt again. If they can break through the barriers keeping them apart (and avoid a major international catastrophe), they just might have a chance at being happy together."



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Snippet:

Reason #24 why Danny Fluker is one of the congregation’s hottest commodities: those warm brown eyes. Describing someone’s eye color with food terms is bizarre unless you’re a freakish eye-eating monster, though I suddenly see the appeal. But it’s not the color—it’s the way that he looks at you, open and inviting and utterly magnetic.

Magnetic is dangerous. Inviting is dangerous. Open is very dangerous. I avoid romantic entanglements for excellent reasons. All of which escaped me yesterday.



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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine Countdown Blitz Day Nine: Seeing Red by Alison Clifford





Alison is the author of the White Rose series and the New London books, and is a member of the Australian Crime Writers Association. 

She has served in both the Australian Army Reserve and the Royal Australian Air Force, and now lives in Tasmania with her family. 

Alison is a self-confessed stationery junkie, loves forests, and drinks too much tea.


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Have you ever enraged a murderer?

Redhead Nell, a civilian psychologist with the US Navy, takes her dream job at a submarine base to escape a protective family and build a life of her own. Meeting James, the handsome skipper of the submarine Scottsdale, is a bonus she hadn’t expected.

When Nell is attacked after a body is pulled from the local river, two investigations swing into motion, with no obvious link between them. The killer plots to keep the cases separate and conceal the damning secrets from his past that would lead to a connection, and his demise.

As his attempts to complete the cover-up fail, his frustration and rage turn toward the person who stands in his way.

The redhead shrink. 


~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK




Snippet:

“Take some good advice. Let go. Allow yourself to find someone to come home to. You can’t keep the wall up forever.” James saw Tom’s smile emerge again. “You really like her; I can tell. I know you buddy, and I know how you think, but give yourself a chance.” Tom glanced down the path Nell and Doug had taken. “Give her a chance. I know you want to.”
“But the Navy comes first.”
“And she will understand that.”
“Will she?”



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