Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Book Blitz - Intertwined by @AuthJennMarie #YA #paranormal #romance #giveaway


Intertwined
by Jenn Marie
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 3rd 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Quiet seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Parker is looking forward to another mellow summer with her goofy relatives: sun tanning at the beach and staying out of trouble. Which is why the thought of her younger cousin participating in what is, clearly, a setup disguised as an initiation, worries her to the point of intervention.

One that backfires … big time …

Mistaken for her cousin, Elizabeth finds herself transported to an abandoned plantation, a place deeply haunted with unresolved mystery and where horror reigns every summer between July 20 and August 13.

It is there, locked in the pitch dark, where she finds herself paired with the strange and mysterious Adam Hunt—an unexpected trespasser with his own agenda. Together, they find a list of instructions—follow the clues to various possessions in the house, store them in the backpack provided, and find the key that will grant escape.

Having snuck in to document the haunting, Adam offers to help her find the key so long as she helps him record paranormal activity along the way. But as they make their way through the house, they soon discover unexplained anomalies …

For the first time in the plantation's recorded history, the haunting deviates from its known cycle of events, thrusting Elizabeth and Adam in a series of perilous circumstances that ensue long after the night is over.

As the last day of the haunting draws nearer, and as forces beyond their control ignite their growing attraction, Elizabeth and Adam must work together to uncover the plantations mysterious past before its too late.

Or die trying.


Warning: Occasional coarse language. Intended for Mature Young Adult audience.

Excerpt:
Behind the burlap, everything was dark.
White noise and blustery wind pounded my ears, the surface beneath me hard and cold, designed with uncomfortable ridges that met with every sharp point of my spine. Though the air was warm, my arms were sheathed in goose bumps. Where was I? I stretched my legs, my feet touching the inside of a—tailgate? I must be in the back of someone’s truck. The tires veered, rolling me across the bed of the truck where pain punched me between the eyes. I wanted to rub the spot, but my wrists were duct-taped behind my back. I was in the worst position imaginable. No sight, no hands, no way of knowing where to brace myself, or even when for that matter.
This was bad. Who were these people? Some jackass had taped my mouth shut, shrouded my face, and threw me in the back of his vehicle before I could get a word out. Didn’t they realize they had the wrong girl? Had it been that dark?
The vehicle lurched, toppling me back to the opposite side of the truck. The wind now carried a strange echo, and combined with the occasional dip in the road, it almost sounded as though we were crossing a bridge—the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge? As I’ve crossed it several times during my summers here, I knew it was the only one this close to April’s house.
Think, Elizabeth, think. They had to uncover me at some point, didn’t they? But what if they did? If they wanted April—because of her ability to take the possessions—then going back for her would be a certainty. And it wasn’t like April wouldn’t go. She’d probably tie her own hands behind her back. Shit. Okay. Calm down. April would have to tell her mom where I was. She’d have to tell her the truth. And then we’d both be safe. Right? If only I hadn’t dropped April’s cellphone. Not that it mattered—according to April there’d be no reception, but still, it would’ve been better than nothing …
Twenty minutes later, tires screeched, the once-smooth road now turbulent, jostling me from side to side. The vehicle lurched to a halt. My cheeks stung, the wind like a distant echo on my skin. Were we here? The engine idled before shutting off. A door opened. Gravel popped and crunched. Dread rippled down my spine. When I heard the tailgate unlatch, I screamed as loud as I could through the duct tape.
“Man, that girl’s got a pair of lungs on her,” someone called from a distance.
I was thrown by the direction of the voice—had it come from behind me?
“Yeah,” someone else said. “Didn’t peg her for a screamer.” For some reason, they chortled at this, and I realized they must’ve been referring to April.
I resumed screaming, though it sounded more like a shrieking groan with my lips taped shut.
“Jesus, put a muzzle on her.”
The bed of the truck bounced. I thrashed, fending off the groping hands.
“C’mon, girlie,” said a deep voice. “You’re coming with me.”
“I’m not April!” I tried to squeal through the tape.
“Think maybe she’s chickened out?”

Fingers gripped my ankles, sliding me down the truck bed. “Sorry, girlie. Once you’re in, you’re in. No backing out.” And I was flung over a shoulder. Shit! They couldn’t understand me. An arm locked around the back of my knees, hampering my frantic squirming. “Let’s go,” he said. A light blinked on, creating a dim glow within the fabric. And we were on the move.


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About the Author
Jenn Marie currently lives in sunny California with her wonderful husband and their runt kitty, Chloe. When she's not writing Young Adult Fiction, she can be found reading, plotting or spending time with her crazy, lovable family. Current obsessions include the movie, Frozen, the New Girl series, Arcade Fire's latest album, and avocados. Seriously, she can't get enough of it! Writing, for her, is a passion that refuses to be under prioritized. No matter what's going on in her life, whether good or bad, writing is always there to lift her spirits.
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Cover Reveal - This is Me by @CEWilson1 #NA #romance


This is Me.
by C.E. Wilson
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: August 11th 2016

Summary:

A-SIST

Anthropomorphic Sentient Individualized Servile uniT

Rogan is a robot. More specifically, he is an Asist – a personalized humanoid servant that provides protection, assistance, and companionship for a lonely young woman living on her own in the city. Chloe is trying to get her big break, singing at bars and clubs all over the city at night while she pays the bills as a substitute teacher during the day. Ever since she activated him many months ago, Rogan has been her beautiful, dependable, obedient, dead-eyed security blanket.

One morning she is shocked when he disobeys a direct command in an attempt to please her and his dull artificial eyes flash a hint of something new. Is this the result of the adaptive Asist servility programming or is Rogan actually thinking? Can a robot think? Can a robot feel?

As Chloe struggles with these thoughts she is blindsided by the singular Niven Adams, a handsome, confident man with the voice of an angel who is everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. He’s the perfect guy for her, except for one problem. Niven doesn’t approve of Asists and takes an immediate dislike to Rogan. As Niven charms his way deeper and deeper into Chloe’s heart, Rogan tries to convince her that he is more than a mass-produced disposable servant.

With Rogan doing everything in his power to prove that his thoughts and feelings are real and Niven trying to persuade her to abandon her robot and have a normal human relationship, Chloe is trapped between the two things that mean the most to her. Does she embrace her relationship with the blond newcomer, or face that her Asist’s feelings may be more than features of his programming?

What really makes a person a person?

Is it a ticking muscle inside their chest, or is it something more?







About the Author
C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband, beautiful daughter, a chubby beagle and two cats. They are all the loves of her life. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels, she enjoys writing short stories on her Deviant Art page. She loves to write stories involving giants and little people (also known as GT) and she can't decide what she loves more: horror movies or shoujo manga. She has a bachelor's degree in English Education so she has a soft spot for older literature authors including John Milton, William Shakespeare, and stories such as Paradise Lost and Beowolf. On a side note, nothing helps her to write more than drinking good beer and watching The Twilight Zone.

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Tuesday Teaser - A Secret Rose by Debra Jess #superheroes #UF #SFR


Excerpt:

From the author: A Secret Rose is a brand new novella from my Thunder City Series. It will be available starting July 12th. To find out more about the Thunder City Series, feel free to follow me on Bookbub or sign up for my newsletter at my web sites.  You will be alerted when A Secret Rose is available. 

"C'mere." He held out his arms.
Dani's gorgeous eyes opened wide. "Wait, are you sure?"
Nik had never been more sure in his life. "It won't hurt. I promise."
Dani stepped into his personal space, maybe a little closer than necessary.
"What about security?" she asked. Nik understood. In a cutting-edge start-up like Generation Med, you didn't enter or leave the building without a search.
"We'll stop by security first. Grocer's second, then the park." Nik wrapped his arms around her waist, also not necessary. "Don't hold your breath. Breathe normally. If you want to, you can close your eyes."
Dani looked up at him, all spitfire. "Oh, honey. I never close my eyes."
Nik held her gaze before he slipped them both into the floor.  

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Secrets, like roses, have thorns.

Nikolaos Blackwood swore he would bring to justice the drug dealer known as Dodger. As Ghost, one of Thunder City's alternative human defenders, it was Nik's responsibility to keep his high school classmates safe. That included notorious bad girl Daniella Rose. Ten years later, he needs to locate Daniella to deliver an urgent request from her estranged family.

Dr. Daniella Rose finally believes she can lead a normal, happy life and focus on her relationship with Nik Blackwood — the one man she's always wanted but could never have. Now that she's back in Thunder City, she'll do anything to keep him —  except reveal her hidden Alt ability to shapeshift into Dodger, a secret identity she killed before graduation.  

When a drug lord from Dani's past threatens Nik's life, Dani knows she'll have to resurrect Dodger to rescue her man, even if exposing her secret could cost her Nik's love —  and her life.
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A Connecticut Yankee transplanted to Central Florida, Debra Jess writes science fiction, romance, urban fantasy, and superheroes. She began writing in 2006, combining her love of fairy tales and Star Wars to craft original stories of ordinary people in extraordinary adventures and fantastical creatures in out-of-this world escapades. Her first published novel, Blood Surfer has won the Golden Pen Award and finaled in the Prism Award and Booksellers Best Award contests. 

Debra is a graduate of Viable Paradise and is a member of Codex. She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America including RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter and the First Coast Romance Writers.