Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Long Game Cover Reveal!

This seems to be the week of cover reveals. I've got another one for you guys today. This one is for Author J.L. Fynn and her novel The Long Game, set to release October 7th!

Book Name: The Long Game
Book Genre: NA Contemporary
Book release date: October 7, 2013
The Long Game on Goodreads
The Long Game Blurb: Smooth talking. Ambitious. Loyal. Twenty-year-old Shay Reilly has proven himself to his Irish-American Gypsy clan on small-scale cons, but now the clan leader has a bigger mission for him: playing the long game.

To rake in the big score he’s after, he needs to con co-ed Spencer into falling in love with him. He knows he should see Spencer as a mere means to an end, but that’s easier said than done when there’s a witty, attractive girl in your arms. 

Now the only thing that can keep them apart is the thing that brought them together: Shay’s plans of revenge against someone who wronged his clan and family years before—Spencer’s father

About the author J.L. Fynn: J.L. Fynn is the public face of a private identity. She enjoys making up stories about iniquitous heroes, providing Delphic answers to unasked questions, and obfuscating the truth just for laughs. But then, what’s an author but a professional liar? If you send her an email she might let you in on her little secret—assuming she likes your moxie.
J.L. Fynn on the web:
And the cover...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Found In You (Fixed #2) Cover Reveal

You guys know I love Laurelin Paige, right? Her debut novel Fixed On You freaking rocked my socks off. Have you read it yet? You really should. Now is the perfect time too because its only .99 today. DO IT! Seriously. Go 1-click! I'll wait.

Okay, sorry for getting all shouty, I just like to share the love. And trust me, this book has everything to love. It has all of the angsty, sexy, yumminess you could ever want. Just trust me.

Anyway, you wanna see her newest cover? I could probably do that for you...

But first, lets learn a little more about the book:

Title: Found in You (Fixed, #2) 

Author: Laurelin Paige 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Age Group: Adult 

Cover designed by: Sophia Bleu 

Expected release date: Oct. 1, 2013   

Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the kind that makes her obsessive and stalker-crazy. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she’s determined to break down the remaining walls between them so they can build a foundation that’s based on more than just amazing sex. Except Hudson’s not the only one with secrets. With their pasts pulling them into a web of unfounded mistrust, Alayna turns to the one person who knows Hudson the best—Celia, the woman he almost married. Hoping for insight from someone who understands all sides of the story, Alayna forms a bond with Celia that goes too far—revealing things about Hudson that could end their love for good. This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn’t spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway…

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About the Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by the wonderful Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads 

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So now that you've got the low down you still wanna see this hot cover?????

Well, okay...

Mhm! Worth the wait, right?!

Laurelin is so awesome she even put together a give away for us so enter below and good luck :)

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Monday, August 26, 2013


You know how you have those people in your life that kind of take you under their wing and offer endless support even if they don't necessarily know that they are doing it? Well thats what Laura Oliva does for me.

She has become someone that I look up to, admire, and like to call a friend, which makes this cover reveal even more exciting for me! 

Her newest book WHAT THE BODY NEEDS hits e-readers near you on September 1st and I couldn't be any more excited for it simply from some of the excerpts she has released! This is one you guys are going to want to get your grabby little hands on, guaranteed.

Heres the synopsis:

Jak O'Mara is a survivor.

She's survived in her father's construction company.  She's survived in the boxing ring.  And she survived the brutal attack that left her permanently scarred.

For the last five years, she's tried to convince everyone -including herself- she's no victim.  But with the apparent return of her unknown assailant, the life she's rebuilt crumbles overnight.

Ex-cop Marcus Cutter has his own scars, they just don't show.  Following the violent death of his younger sister, he fled his old life in disgrace.  After almost six years, "rock-bottom" feels a lot like home.

As Jak's new bodyguard, Marcus is forced to return to the city -and the memories- he's tried to forget.  All he wants is to do his job, but Jak isn't what he expects.  When he's with her, he finally feels something besides pain.

When the danger escalates, Jak decides it's time to take matters into her own hands.  She's going to find who's after her, no matter the cost.  Marcus knows he has to protect the woman who's made his life mean something again.  But how do you protect someone who's convinced they have nothing left to lose?

Sounds AWESOME, right?!

Well, wait until you see this cover....

F'n hot, right?! I cant stop looking at it!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

WIPMarathon Check in #2

This week went much better than last week. I'm really proud of all that I accomplished! It still wasn't as much as I was hoping for but I keep plugging away whenever possible!

If you're interested in learning more about #WIPMarathon go here:

Last Word Count + Chapter Count:

0 Chapters 2,088 words

Current Word Count + Chapter Count:

3 Chapters 13,294 words

WIP Issues This Week:

I didn't have many issues at all actually. I spent Sunday and Monday plotting out the story chapter by chapter and then scene by scene. Its still kind of sketchy and I've already had to change things but I've realized for me this is the only way its possible for me to write. With the busyness of my household right now, plus baby's needs and ever changing moods, my writing time is VERY limited unless I either let the housework slide or hubs is around to take over.

What I Learnt This Week In Writing:

I always knew that I needed to be a plotter or else I get blocked, but this week just reiterated it to me. I've also figured out that if my goal is two scenes a day at 1,600 words a scene I get more work done if I do one in the early morning after I put baby back down, do my housework/errands, then do another one once hubs is home for the night and I am way more productive.

What Distracted Me This Week While Writing:

My very full house. At one point this week my grandma and great grandpa came to visit and I had 9 adults, a baby and two dogs that stayed. It gets pretty nuts here sometimes.

Last 200 Words:

So this is the last unedited and terrible 200 words of my WIP. Oh god, be kind! Haha!

“I’m sorry.” I whisper.
He only nods his head. Someone really messed him up good. I can’t imagine him being any other way than the way he was now. I couldn’t fathom the kind of love he must have had for that girl and I faintly wonder what happened to her. Something doesn’t sit well with me and I realize with a start that it is jealousy. I am jealous of the way he talked about this girl. This random nameless girl who is obviously no longer a part of his life, yet I still feel complete envy for her and the intense relationship that she must have shared with him. 
I wonder what it would take to get that close to him. How long I would have to know him before he viewed me as someone intricate in his life. How long it would take before he cared about how I viewed him. This needs to stop. 
“I think maybe we should call it a night.” I tell him softly, although in the silence of the truck it still feels completely too loud. 
He turns pleading eyes onto me and grabs my hand. “Just a little longer. I’m not ready to go home yet.” The vulnerability in his eyes makes me stop gathering my things and instead sit back and look at him. In this moment he looks like a child and I want to scoop him up in my arms, the way that I do with Dani and reassure him that everything is going to be okay.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

WIPMarathon Check In #1

Guys, this is my first check in with #WIPMarathon. If you need more information you should go here and join us because its really been a blast.

I started a little late to the game but its still been good for me. Hard. Definitely hard, but also so good. I cant really fill the questions out like I should because this was a terrible week. My parents are still working on moving in so its been hit and miss. Oh, and I'm a slacker. Add that to the fact that every single time I opened my WIP I froze. I mean completely froze. I don't know what my deal is. Anyone have any idea? This story used to mean a lot to me. I used to love it. I think I still do but more than anything I just don't care. I cant seem to want to work with these characters anymore. Is that normal? I've been writing the same story for over three years now in one form or another and this week I just got sick of dealing with them.

Suddenly, for the first time in literally years, I didn't care about telling this story, or the characters in it. I got about 3k revised words and froze, lost steam, or didn't have the desire to work with them. I didn't care if they got their happy ending or their story told because I couldn't stand to look at the WIP for one more second.

After taking a few days off I just needed to write and I finally just sat down and wrote. Something new, something fresh. I wrote 3k and the ideas were bouncing off of everything. I didn't want to stop but baby needed me.

Anyway this Check-In is going to be a little weird.

WIP Issues This Week: This week was sad. It was a struggle for the reasons listed above. I never thought that I would get to the point that I didn't care about telling this story because it has nagged at me forever, but even opening the document was exhausting and I had to remind myself that I write because I love it.

What I learnt this week in writing: I suppose I learned that sometimes you just have to have fun with your work. I think thats a big reason that I opened a clean document and just wrote. I needed to remember that creating things is what I love to do.

What distracted me this week while writing: The normal things. Hubs and I started a new diet and it takes a lot of preparation. I've lost 6 pounds, but its a lot of work and planning ahead. Also the baby has been in a mood. And the constant traffic to and from my house due to my parents moving in.

Last 200 Words: 

I always hate this part. This is super rough and part of my shitty first draft, but here you go:

She had that deer caught in headlights look about her. She didn’t know me, and she was scared. Understandable. But it didn’t change the fact that I didn’t want her to get on that bus. Especially, now, nearing two in the morning. Who knows what kind of characters are going to be on that bus tonight. 
I could tell that she wasn’t following behind me so I stopped walking and turned. She was standing where I left her looking like a scared puppy.

Things stirred inside of me that haven’t felt in years. My chest tightened as if on its own accord and I wanted to go to her, pull her into my arms and reassure her that everything was going to be okay. 

Instead I tapped my foot impatiently, “Lets go. You’re not taking the bus tonight. We can call Joe on our way to my truck so that if something happens someone knows who you were with if that makes you feel better.” I pulled my beat up cell out of my front pants pocket and waved it in the air.

Finally, as though determined to be brave and not think of me as a threat she sighed and started my way. When she neared, I turned on my heel and started off toward where I had left my truck three blocks away. We reached my truck and she stood by the passenger door refusing to get in.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Teaching Roman Cover Reveal

Today on the blog I have the privilege of revealing the cover for Sophia Bleu's newest novel Teaching Roman! It's planned to be released in September.

Jessica Stone has her life in perfect order until her perfectly boring boyfriend Brett puts things in perspective.  So when she receives a call to action from her heartbroken best friend Cassie, she ditches her plans for Winter Break in gloomy Olympic Falls and sets off to Mexico for some fun in the sun.

Determined to use her oceanview to prep for her MCATS, she doesn't plan to run into anyone from Olympic State, least of all the cute communications prof she's been crushing on for a year.  When he unexpectedly saves the day, the two are thrown together in a distinctly extracurricular activity.

Roman Markson doesn’t expect to run into anyone he knows from Olympic Falls while visiting his family in Puerto Vallerta, especially not a former student. Although Jess Stone has a way of catching men’s attention, a relationship with her is strictly off-limits. However, the rules feel less strict in Mexico, so they agree to a plan: one week in paradise and nothing more.

But avoiding each other back on campus is harder than they anticipated, especially when they can’t stay away from one another. Neither is sure what they have to learn—and lose—before life teaches them a lesson they’ll never forget.

Sophia Bleu Bio:
I'd rather be walking on the beach than watching TV. I'm a hopeless romantic, a fan of kissing scenes, and I'm always hunting for my next book boyfriend. I write YA books by day and books about falling in love by night. That might make me a super hero.
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Friday, August 9, 2013

#WIPMarathon Introduction

Guys, I have a confession to make: I have been a HUGE slacker lately. After all of my hard work and dedication a few months ago writing a book in five weeks, I have hit a wall.

I'm not sure what happened exactly. I finished my story and was just...disappointed. In the end it wasn't the story in my head and it is a huge mess. I mean all over the place, characters acting out of character because I was bored, sloppy wording, awkward dialogue just for the sake of dialogue, eighty different plots going on just to keep me entertained. I mean it, its really really bad. But I am still in love with my story. Its one that has kind of been there all along and I just had to get it out.

That being said I have been tinkering with rewriting it since, but half-assed. I haven't really set a goal for myself, I only pull it up when I feel like it, and when I am finally working on it I allow myself to get distracted (obscene Twitter addiction- you should probably follow me) and don't give it my all. Its horrible.

That being said, I found out about something fun from Megan Paasch who has been diligently working with the #WIPMarathon hashtag on Twitter and I decided that this is something that I want to do too! Go Here for all of the details and to see who else is involved! What Ifeoma Dennis has put together is truly exciting!

You should join us, it'll be fun!

To begin, my Introduction:

Marathon Goal:

My goal is to finish my rewrite by the end of September so that I can start the finicky edits by October. I have so many other stories that I want to tell, but until I deal with this one, I don't think I will be able to really let go and give them my all.

Stage of Writing:

At this point I have my very very VERY rough first draft. I am about a quarter of the way through my rewrite before I can start the major edits -wording, punctuation-

What Inspired My Current Project:

Hmmm. I'm not even really sure. The story has been simmering for so long now that I don't even remember the first time I started thinking about it. I have tried many times to write it but nothing seemed right until I finally just took the plunge and wrote without thinking. I have a mess to clean up now but the bones of the story that I want to tell are there.

What Might Slow Down My Marathon Goal:

Life. I have a five month old baby who is starting to teethe, a five bedroom house to keep up on, endless laundry, parents who are moving in with me. But the truth is: me. These are all easy excuses, and yes I am busy, but I am my biggest hinderer. I get self conscious, or lazy, or start to feel guilty for the slack that my husband has to pick up when I am consumed with my writing. Its all on me. Isn't that the way of it?

So anyway, lets do this. Find me on Twitter, or drop me a comment here and lets shoulder through this month together! We can do eettt!!!