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An Interview with Deryn Pittar, author of A Taste of Gold

Today I’m thrilled to be hosting Deryn Pittar, author of the YA novella A Taste of Gold.  Welcome, Deryn! Tell us more about your book—take us beyond the official “book blurb”. This novella is the tale of a journey of discovery for twin brothers. Each has a special talent. Jason can hear gems sing and his brother Levi can taste precious minerals when near them. These abilities lead the young men into an adventure of a lifetime when their prospecting holiday in New Zealand, turns into more than a search for gold in deserted mines. They find two hidden caches of…

A “Lightning Round” Book Blitz and Giveaway! Exception by Patty Maximini

A “Lightning Round” with the Author and Characters of Exception: Lightning round with Patty, the author: 1-      Savory or Sweet? Savory 2-      Darts or Pool? Neither 3-      Cooking or baking? Cooking 4-      Coffee or Tea? Tea 5-      Pizza or Hamburgers? Pizza 6-      Popcorn or M&Ms? Popcorn 7-      Hotel or B&B? B&B 8-      Milk or Orange Juice? Milk 9-      Coke or Mountain Dew? Coke 10-   Pumps or flats? Flats Lightning Round with Emily, the heroine: 1-      Night or day? Day 2-      Hot or cold? Hot 3-      Dog or Cat? Cat 4-      Phone or email? Email 5-      Roses or Orchids? Roses 6-      Strawberries…

Holiday Break! Time to Get to Work…(the fun kind–and what I’m reading while I do it 12-21-13)

Okay, so I didn’t actually blow kisses at their buses. But only because I’m on the wrong side of the building! School’s out for two whole weeks (Alleluia! Alleluia!), which means it’s time to get serious about Christmas. I made five of the “Tweet Note and Photo Holders” for coworkers, but sadly I gave them all away before remembering to take a picture. I’m making six more as I type this (okay, I was working on them before I typed, and I will again as soon as I’m done. I’m not literally working on them while I type. I’m not that good)…

Spotlight: The Darkness of Love by Catherine Green

Blurb: Lord Gregory Stockton is a powerful and respected businessman embracing the modern era of the Victorian industrial revolution. He owns a grand and beautiful manor complete with a repertoire of servants and a charming attractive young wife. The only thing he lacks and desires is an heir to the family estate. Lord Gregory knows he can never produce a child, for he is a vampire, and his wife and servants know nothing of his secrets. However, there may be other ways to provide an heir for his estate. Lord Gregory notices the subtle growing romantic attraction between his wife…

Books on Sale: Two New Adults, a Seasonal Boxed Set, and a Freebie!

New adult paranormal romance Pride’s Run by Cat Kalen now ON SALE! ($3.82 – $4.49, depending on vendor) Blurb: Eighteen-year-old Pride is a tracker with a hunger for blood. Taught to trick, seduce and to lure, she is the perfect killing machine. Kept leashed in the cellar by a master who is as ruthless as he is powerful, Pride dreams of freedom, of living a normal life, but escape from the compound is near impossible and disobedience comes with a price. When she learns her master intends to breed her she knows she has to run. Pride soon learns if she…

The Cure Author Stephanie Erikson Tells Us 5 Things She Wished She Knew About Being An Author

 Author Stephanie Erikson tells us 5 things she didn’t know about being an author–but wished she did! Keep reading, because there’s also TWO giveaways–for her new book, THE CURE, and a Kindle! 5 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author I Didn’t Know Before 5. Everyone and their mother has an opinion Everyone, and I do mean everyone, has an opinion about your life, your writing, your approach to publishing, your cover art, your book layout, your venue, your promotions, and…well, you get the idea.  Learn to filter out the ones who are just being mean because they…

Blitz and Giveaway! Holiday Heat by Noelle Adams (found in Love for the Holidays, 99-cents until 12/24!)

Holiday Heat by Noelle Adams (found in Love for the Holidays) Publication date: November 6th 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult Synopsis Available exclusively in Love for the Holidays (five book Christmas bundle) After being hit with heartbreaking tragedy, Carrie has thrown herself into a hot, secret relationship with Matt. With Christmas approaching, she realizes she might want even more from her sexy, damaged artist, but the boundaries around their relationship make anything deeper than sex impossible. Matt was the rising star of the art world, but he hasn’t painted since a tragic accident two years ago. His passion for Carrie finally inspires him, but first…

Guest Post and Book Blitz with Giveaway: That One Summer by CJ Duggan

Guest post from author C.J. Duggan: Today I wanted to share with you how a dream can become a reality. I decided to look back on the past few years from when I decided to ‘Own what I do’ by upping the stakes to write and publish my debut novel. I scrolled through my old blog posts to where it all began. Here is my very first post and the decision I made that would change my life forever.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ February 16th, 2011. I am a writer (and yes I have decided to admit the title and claim it with pride)…

Spotlight Review and Giveaway: Our Totally, Ridiculous, Made-Up Christmas Relationship by Brittainy C. Cherry

Synopsis All families have secrets, and Jules Stone’s is no exception. Deciding not to follow in her family’s Oscar-winning footsteps, Jules chooses to take a more behind-the-scenes career in one of the Top 10 Talent Agencies in Chicago. After being dumped five hours before spending Christmas with her dysfunctional family, she needs a plan to avoid their judgmental eyes. Enter Kayden Reece. Kayden is the black sheep of his family, being the one actor drowning in a world of doctors and lawyers. Never really getting a jumpstart at his acting career or landing a big time role, he can feel…

Book Blitz and Giveaway! Positively Mine by Christine Duval

  Positively Mine by Christine Duval (Freshman Forty #1) Published by: Bloomsbury Spark Publication date: December 19th, 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult Synopsis: It is four weeks into her freshman year of college, and Laurel’s first test was unexpected. Discovering she’s pregnant isn’t exactly what she had planned for her first semester, and while she intends to tell her emotionally-distant father, being away at school makes it all too easy to hide. An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and isolated during what should be the best time of her life, readers are sure to identify with Laurel as she confronts teen pregnancy in secret. Excerpt: “The holidays can be stressful for everyone,…

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