Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cover Reveal - The Undead: Playing For Keeps

This one looks cool! I'm going to be stalking Elsie to get an ARC.

The Undead: Playing for Keeps, by Elsie Elmore

Genre: Young-adult, Paranormal

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Publication: September 3rd, 2014

Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson (http://gothicfate.com/)


When an undead woman with serious de-comp issues stalks sixteen-year-old Lyla Grimm, her hope of rescuing her rock-bottom reputation takes a back seat. Especially once Lyla’s new talent of resurrecting the dead draws the attention of Eric, a Grim Reaper with a guitar and a chip on his shoulder.

While Lyla navigates the gossip-ridden halls, Eric works to gain her trust and discover why Death’s clients aren’t staying down. If she passes on her gift, his death-messenger destiny might be altered. But the closer he gets to Lyla, the less sure he is of his plan. The dead are way easier to deal with than the living.

Gossip explodes, the Grimm family implodes, and desperation sets in. Death wants the gift and a soul. Lyla and Eric face hard choices with hidden consequences. Sometimes life’s choices aren’t really choices at all.

About The Author:

Elsie Elmore lives in North Carolina with her husband and two kids.

With a science education degree from NCSU, she never imagined she would someday write stories that challenge the laws of nature. She loves the color red, has an appreciation for chocolate and coffee that borders on obsession, and wishes fall temperatures would linger year round.

Elsie is a member of several writing organizations: RWA, SCBWI, and WSW.  The Undead : Playing for Keeps is her debut novel.

Find Elsie Elmore Online:

Website (http://elsieelmore.com/) | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/elsieelmorewriter) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/ElsieWriter) | Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8213277.Elsie_Elmore)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wrecked by Texas Author Anne Conley

Anne Conley is one of the authors that will be with me at the Houston Indie Author Mashup! Check out Wrecked:


BOOK INFORMATION TITLE – Wrecked SERIES – Stories of Serendipity AUTHOR – Anne Conley GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – June 10th LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 226 pages/71K words PUBLISHER – Anne Conley COVER ARTIST – Vanessa Booke

  Wrecked - Book Cover


Welcome to Serendipity, Texas, where the days are hot and the nights are steamy. Meet real people with real problems, as they live life and find love in a small town.

One moment of distraction, and Renae causes Jason to wreck his motorcycle, setting into motion a love affair that could be her undoing.

She has big plans for her empty nest, but one night of passion changes everything. He's perfect. Too perfect, but her own stupidity entwines their lives together forever. What if she finds out he's gassy, doesn’t like kittens, has a terminal illness, or…hates babies?

Jason is just visiting his dad in Serendipity, not staying. But his plans change when things with his dad are worse than he thought. Renae is a pleasant distraction, and the more he gets to know her, the more she becomes another reason to stay.

When their lives entwine, they both have choices to make, hurts to get over, and ideals to let go of. Is it possible for them to do it, in order to get their happily ever after? Or will things be wrecked?

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She started out watching the movie on the opposite end of the couch, but pretty soon she found herself flush against him, needing to feel human contact. They shared her blanket, but it wasn’t a sexual thing. It was comforting to feel his warmth pressed against her body. To her delight, he jumped when she did, but when she looked at his face to see if he looked scared, he showed very little emotion. Only his eyes held the fear that she knew her entire face was projecting. At some point, one of his arms crawled around her shoulders and he pulled her close to him. At another point, she reached for his other hand, holding it to her chest and squeezing it when she closed her eyes against the soggy girl in the movie. His warmth and comfort was something she had never experienced, though had often wished for. She tried not to dwell on that thought too much. In Renae’s experience, dwelling on the positive was inevitably a mistake. It always set her up for a let-down. After it was over, Jason let out a pent up breath. “I forgot how freaky that damn movie was.” “Not me, I remembered. I won’t be sleeping tonight.” She laughed nervously and unfolded herself from the ball she’d curled up into on the couch, standing and stretching. Jason stood too. “I guess I should go. As much as I would like to stay… I don’t think you want a repeat performance.” He sounded hurt, and she wanted to reassure him. He’d been so agreeable all night, and they’d gotten along so well. Renae touched his arm. “It’s not that I don’t want that, Jason, I do. As long as we’re talking about that amazing night we shared.” She watched as he nodded. “But I was really drunk that night, and I want a real relationship with you. Not like a marriage or anything, but I don’t want something based on great sex. Does that make sense?” He nodded soberly, waited a beat, then his face cracked into that grin that made Renae willing to do anything. “Great, huh?” She laughed. “Stud-muffin caliber sex.” He stilled, a perplexed expression on his face. “I don’t know what that means.” She answered with a shrug, secretly amused by his confusion. “But sex in the future is still on the table, right?” Renae nodded. “Yes, I think so.” It was something she’d considered, repeatedly. Especially at night when she was supposed to be sleeping. “Good.” He lowered his head to hers and kissed her. It was such a sweet and tender kiss, considering they’d just been talking about how great the sex between them was, that Renae was caught off guard. She’d been preparing for a conquering kiss of triumph, since she’d just agreed they might have sex someday. But this kiss was a consuming kiss, his warm lips softly nibbled on her lips and when she opened, he slowly swept his tongue inside, softly overwhelming her senses, until yet again she was a trembling mass of nerves. He seemed to sense it, and his hand came to her lower back where he supported her. He didn’t pull her closer, or press himself against her, he just held her, kissing her softly. When his other hand reached for her face, she couldn’t stop herself from melting into him. Her own hands tugged on his hair, adjusting the position of his face so she could deepen the kiss. As much as she loved the tender kiss, Renae wanted more. She whimpered into his mouth as she pulled his hair, and something seemed to snap inside Jason. He hauled her against his body and a primal sound came from the back of his throat. He trailed kisses across her cheek and down her neck, whispering about her smell and the things she did to him. “No control around you… so fucking perfect… want more.” She pulled his head back up to her face to keep kissing him and wrapped one arm around his neck while her other hand snaked down his chest. She felt like a volcano had erupted inside her and her veins were filling with molten lava. The only thing to quench it was Jason.

Wrecked - Teaser 3  


Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing two romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God’s four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

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GIVEAWAY PRIZES 2 kindle copies of Wrecked 3 autographed postcards from Anne Conley 1 kindle copy of Boy in The Band by NJ Frost 1 kindle ebook up to $2.99 1 kindle copy of Arora Love’s Under My Skin – Complete Serial (or something else up to $2.99) 1 Kindle copy of Bound to You, Part One, by Vanessa Booke

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Indie Author Community Comes Together To Support One of Their Own

We all know how fragile life is, especially when faced with a life threatening illness. Stephenie Thomas is a 37 year old mother of 3 boys, wife, friend, reader, and a HUGE indie blogger and lover! Stephenie has done so much for the indie author/reading community, and now it's time for us to help her. She is fighting an aggressive form of cancer called glioblastoma that will accrue mounds of medical bills. The indie community has come together in hopes of helping relieve some of the financial stress, so that Stephenie and her family can concentrate on her fight. Let's help Stephenie kick this cancer's butt!


Tons of authors have come together to create an epic double set of anthologies with proceeds to support Stephenie!


1. What Happens Tomorrow - Elle Michaels 
2. Insipid -- Christine Brae
3. Bouquet Toss -- Melissa Brown
4. Can't Go Home -- Angelisa Stone
5. Point of Submission by Remy Landon
6. Breakaway by Lindsay Paige and Mary Smith
7. A Love by Any Measure by Killian McRae
8. Discovering Lucy - Laura Dunaway
9. Something's Come Up - Andrea Randall and Michelle Pace
10. By A Thread - RL Griffin
11. Honest Love - CM Hutton
12. Serendipity - Stacey Bentley
13. Haven from the Storm - Sarah Dosher
14. Damaged - Nina D'Angelo


1. Always There - Carol Ann Albright-Eastman
2. Republic - Charles Sheehan-Miles
3. Seeds of Hate - Melissa Perea
4. In The Fields - Willow Aster
5. Bar Crawl - Andrea Randall
6. Totaled - Stacey Grice
7. Running from Forever - Ashley Wilcox
8. Crossing Paths - Melanie Stinnet
9. Going Home - Rhonda Dennis
10. Never Goodbye - Kerri Williams
11. Without Boundaries - CJ Azavedo
12. Binds - Rebecca Espinoza
13. The Forgotten Ones - Laura Howard

Final Stand Trailer Reveal + $25 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

Check out the book trailer for Final Stand by the delightful Houstonian Rose Garcia! Stay tuned for my review of Final Life, book one in the series, to be posted soon.

Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who's hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can't protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion's voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor.

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent because of her emotional pull toward Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good.


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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who's always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she's been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles--a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.

Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com

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Check out Papina, the new release from bestselling author Katie Hamstead

Today is the release of the author of the Kiya Trilogy and Branded, Katie Hamstead's latest novel, Papina.


Forrest and Braydon Miller moved to the small town of Papina to follow their dreams and start a family. Braydon loves her new life in the quiet town, kept alive by the prestigious boarding school overlooking the valley. She is so proud of her husband's work, helping the teens on the reservation.

Until one day, Forrest doesn't come home.

Scandal spreads when one of the teenagers is found missing, too. But Braydon refuses to believe her husband would leave her. When the teen is found, she isn't talking—literally.

While Braydon's heart is breaking, she needs to hold her crumbling life together, raise her son, and find a way to love the teenager enough to find the truth of what happened to her husband.

Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Visit me at Barnes & Noble in Austin this Saturday! You could win a gift card.

Hey Austin! I'm so excited to be signing books at Barnes & Noble Arboretum in Austin, Texas this Saturday. That particular bookstore is the one that I wandered dreaming of being an author, so signing there is quite fulfilling! It would mean a lot to me if you would come by. I'll also have a very special drawing...

I'm also excited that my brother will be able to attend one of my signing for the first time! Attend and you'll end up on my awesome list for the rest of your life! :)

Find the event here:

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Win signed paperbacks and swag at the HOUSTON Author Mashup #INDIEAUTHOREVENT

Planning on attending the Houston Author Mashup on 8/16? Enter to win some free signed paperbacks and swag at the event! If you win, you must pick up your prize from the author during the signing portion of the event on 8/16. No prizes will be shipped.

All prizes will include one free signing ticket so you can pick up your prize, but you might consider purchasing a VIP ticket that includes the panels, signing, concert, after party, and cover model runway show!

We look forward to seeing you!


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