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Cover Reveal: Hereditary by J.A. Belfield

Hereditary: A Holloway Pack Mini

Coming August 13th 2014

 Woot! Here is the purty cover!

Hereditary (Holloway Pack, #2.7)

Title: Hereditary

Series: Holloway Pack

Author: J.A. Belfield

The trouble with one-night stands: you never know who—or what—you’re sleeping with.

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Being a parent isn’t an easy ride. Even more so for single mum Shelley Lewis.

When her thirteen year old son’s hormones kick in, she’s faced with his immense growth, insane sweat, and ridiculous hairiness, not to mention all the normal teenage issues.

Discovering her only son isn’t human on top of those is the shock of a lifetime, and Shelley knows she’s the only one to blame.

It may be too late to save her son from her mistakes, but she can still try to save Gabe from himself.

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For fans of J.A. Belfield’s Holloway Pack series, Hereditary is a look back at the origins for characters met in Resonance.

 

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22130612-hereditary

So good! You’re going to want more, trust me …

Other books in the series: https://www.goodreads.com/series/60824-holloway-pack

*** Note: Hereditary is an adult, short story that can be read independently of the series and will be available for FREE!

About this author:

 

 

One day, a character and scene popped into J. A. Belfield’s head, and she started controlling the little people inside her imagination, as though she were the puppet master and they her toys. Questions arose: What would happen if …? How would they react if …? Who would they meet if …? Before she knew it, a singular scene had become an entire movie. The characters she controlled began to hold conversations. Their actions reflected the personalities she bestowed upon them. Within no time, they had a life, a lover, a foe, family … they had Become.

One day, she wrote down her thoughts. She’s yet to stop.

J. A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, three cats and a dog. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.

 

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True Colors Book Blast and Giveaway!

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True Colors

Landry Albright enters a modeling competition with her two best friends, but runs into jealousy when she advances to the next level without them. Enter the gorgeous Devon, who also makes the first cut of the modeling contest. Devon seems like the perfect new best friend, but can their friendship survive the competition? Throw in a new boy, jealousy and loyalty issues, and insults from hair stylists. How’s a girl to deal?

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Excerpt

The competition was for girls between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, but it felt like Ericka, Tori, and I were the youngest ones there. I only saw a couple of girls from school, and the lineup looked more like something you’d see on a music video set. All the girls were gorgeous, and they had these curvy womanly bodies. I looked like a skinny little kid next to them. The first girl walked out, and I heard the judges say she “owned the runway,” and, “walked like a gazelle.” I was starting to feel ill. I wasn’t sure which way it was going to come, but I knew I had to find a bathroom — fast. I started to get out of line when Ericka grabbed my wrist.

“It’s almost time,” she said. A tiny bit of spit flew out of her mouth and hit my cheek.

I wasn’t sure why she was so intent on me going through with it, but she had a death grip on my arm, so I didn’t have much of a choice. Her number was called and she walked out to the stage. One of the other girls said she walked like a kid with sand bucket stilts on her feet, but she came back with a smirk on her face like she knew she’d get chosen.

“They said they had never seen such long legs,” she said.

Tori was next.

“She walks like a gorilla at feeding time,” said the girl behind me. I went next, and I tried to focus on not tripping over my feet. My mom’s pumps had a rubber sole on the bottom, which probably wasn’t the brightest idea seeing as my shoes were making squeaking noises as I walked. I was so nervous I couldn’t stop smiling as I walked. I looked like the plastic clown who blows up balloons with its mouth at the Pizza Palace. When I got to the end of the runway, I tried to cross my feet to turn like the other girls had, but I over rotated and ended up doing a full spin which made my kilt fan out and gave the mall walkers a view of my blue underpants. I tried to act like it was intentional and did an extra turn. One of the judges put her hand up to stop me, and I held my breath as she started to speak.

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Author Biography

Krysten Lindsay Hager is an author and book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and also writes middle grade, YA, humor essays, and adult fiction. Her debut novel, TRUE COLORS, will be out June 17th from Astraea Press. She is originally from Michigan and has lived in South Dakota, Portugal, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows.

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Blast Giveaway

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Ends 8/8/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the publisher. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Contact Book Blast and Giveaway!

 

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Contact by Laurisa White Reyes

Mira wants to die. She’s attempted suicide twice already and failed. Every time she comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her psychologist considers this a gift, for Mira it’s a curse from which she cannot escape.

To make matters worse, Mira’s father is being investigated for the deaths of several volunteer test subjects of the miracle drug Gaudium. Shortly after Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her father claims it was an accident, thanks to her “condition” Mira knows the truth, but proving it just might get her killed.

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PRAISE FOR BOOK:

“CONTACT is a page turner that will keep you guessing right along with Mira, right up until the last revelation. And it will make you reconsider the next time you wish you knew someone else’s secrets!” – Margaret Petereson Haddix, author of the Missing and The Shadow Children series

 

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 LAURISA WHITE REYES:

Laurisa White Reyes is the Editor-in-chief of Middle Shelf Magazine and the author of two middle grade fantasy novels: The Rock of Ivanore and The Last Enchanter. She is also the mother of five kids, a graduate student, a fan of Broadway musicals, and a lover of all things chocolate.

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Blast Giveaway

$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 7/20/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the publisher. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Cover Reveal: Will The Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up?

And here it is guys, her gorgeous cover!

 

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 Doesn’t it make you want to read the book right now?

So cool!

 

 Blurb:

Right fairy tale. Wrong guy.

Happily Ever After only happens with the right guy. It’s a tiny but important detail most fairy tales choose to leave out. But what happens when the princess rides off into the sunset with Prince Charming, only to discover he’s not so charming, after all?

Bianca Sullivan thinks she’s a pretty average girl. Sure, her brother may be the super-stud captain of the football team, but that’s her only claim to fame –- until her friends’ social experiment turns her into the new It girl of the Sophomore class, and she captures the attention of the most popular guy in her grade. Ecstatic to introduce the world to her first boyfriend, she’s trying to enjoy being wooed by the ultimate heartthrob. But no one’s ever told her what to do when her friends hate her boyfriend and Prince Charming starts acting like a control-freaky misogynist. And as if deciding whether to trust Prince Charming, her friends, or her own instincts wasn’t hard enough, being around her brother’s best friend is making her head all fuzzy, too. Oh, if only love was as simple as fairy tales make it out to be….

Good Reads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21939833-will-the-real-prince-charming-please-stand-up?ac=1

About the author …

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Ella Martin is a prep school survivor and a Southern California native. She writes books about spunky teenagers who are way cooler than she ever was, and she totally believes in love and happy endings. She likes sunny places and is terrified of snowy winters, so she now lives in Florida with her husband and son.

 More info?

Blog: http://www.ella-martin.com

Twitter: @westgateprep

Facebook: www. facebook.com/AuthorEllaMartin

Tumblr: http://www.westgateprep.tumblr.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/westgateprep

 

Promotional inquiries:

Eileen Caines

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Professional inquiries:

Julia A. Weber

J.A. Weber Literaturagentur

j.weber@jaw-litagent.com


 


HEXED Release Book Blast and Giveaway!

  Look at the pretties, people!

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Hexed

(The Witch Hunter #1)
Author: Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 384
Release Date: June 10th, 2014

 

 Blurb:

If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hexed-Michelle-Krys/dp/0385743378/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1399473162&sr=8-3&keywords=hexed
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hexed-michelle-krys/1116930095?ean=9780385743372
IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780385743372

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13597755-hexed?from_search=true

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Hi there! I’m the author of the YA novel HEXED, slated for publication with Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books Spring 2014. I’m repped by Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services. Visit me at michellekrys.com or follow @MichelleKrys on Twitter.

 

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Good luck everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 


FORGED IN FIRE Cover Reveal!

Here it is, guys! Friend and agency sister Juliette Cross’s newest release is coming soon and in a big way.

So excited!  Her writing is amazing. If you love fantasy and romance (adult) you’ll want to get this one.

FORGED IN FIRE …

NOLA night

New Orleans at night can be a magical place. High energy. Hot music. Hotter men.

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But there’s a reason this city carries a haunted, mystical aura when the streets clear and the mist rises. There’s a reason one shouldn’t stray too far alone…like I did.

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Who am I? Genevieve Drake.

I’m not the helpless kind of girl. Never needed a man to come to my rescue. That is, not until my twentieth birthday when some dude nearly chokes me to death in an alley. A hot stranger saves me by splitting the dude in half, ripping a monster from inside, and then incinerates it into ash.

The hot guy? Jude Delacroix—Dominus Daemonum, Master of Demons. Now my guardian, whether I like it or not. But I’m seriously beginning to like it.

The dude choking me? One of many demons from the underworld trying to abduct or kill my ass. As the prime target of the demon prince, Dante, who has all kinds of lascivious and sadistic plans for me, I now have no problem accepting Jude’s protection.

Why me? I’m a Vessel, one who is born to serve the light but can be corrupted and used as a weapon for darkness. Until that fateful night, I had no idea this world even existed.

Now, I just want to survive it.

 

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COMING JANUARY 2015. SAMHAIN PUBLISHING.

JULIETTE CROSS

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***Note: Forged in Fire is an adult romance novel. Mature themes. 


Theresa Paolo’s (Once) Again Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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And her amazing cover …

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How about some Q & A with our awesome author? Please welcome my agency sister Theresa Paolo!

 

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? What was your inspiration?

From a very young age I’ve always wanted to be some sort of writer. It went from an author to a journalist to an advice columnist to a columnist to a poet back to a journalist and then back to writing books. It’s kind of always been a part of me. I wrote my first book when I was six or seven. Granted it was a picture book but the story was still there.

How long does it take you to write a book? 

It used to take me a month to write a first draft. Now it takes me 3-4. Add in revisions and I’d say about six months total.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing? Do you have a specific place and/or time you like to write?

Oh I wish! I have to squeeze in writing whenever I can. Usually after work, I can manage  a couple of hours. Friday night and Saturday are usually my best bet. I like to write either on my couch or I take my laptop to my parents’ house and sit on their deck. And if I’m going somewhere on the weekends, my boyfriend drives and I’m in the passenger seat with my laptop.

How do you balance family and writing?

I’m lucky that I don’t have kids and I can be selfish with my time. I don’t know how you parents do it. Though, I still have a hard time balancing since I try to write whenever I have free time which usually means cancelling on friends and holding my finger up while my boyfriend is trying to talk to me, just so I can get the sentence out of my head and onto the screen.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Everywhere. The news. A magazine headline. A conversation I over hear. They just pop into my head at the most random times. I keep about three notebooks in my bag at all times so when one smacks into me I can jot it down and not forget. Because if I say I will remember it chances are I won’t. (Never) Again came to me when I was watching breaking news about a school shooting.

 How hard is it to get published?

HARD! Lol There are cases where it comes easy to people and you think that’ll be you. Sadly that’s usually not the case. It took me five years to get an agent. I queried five different books and had over 200 rejections. But I refused to give up. I kept going. It really does only take one yes. My time on submission was much shorter than trying to get an agent. After three months on submission I signed with Intermix Berkley Penguin.

 Do you have any suggestions to help aspiring writers better themselves and their craft? If so, what are they? 

Write. That is the best advice. You can read book after book about writing, but if you’re not actually doing any writing you’re not going to improve. So write and make mistakes, but learn from those mistakes. Find a critique partner or 9 (like me) one(s) that is honest and isn’t afraid to hurt your feelings and will help you get your story to where it needs to be while holding your hand and telling you you’re awesome don’t give up. Also critiquing other peoples work will do wonders for your own writing. When critiquing you are finding problems and when you go to write you become more aware of those things.

What are your favorite books and which authors inspire you?

Oh I have so many. Anything Sarah Dessen, Simone Elkeles, Toni Blake, Susan Mallery and Kristan Higgins, Marie Force and Cassie Mae. I also love Erin McCarthy’s True Believer’s series, J. Lynn’s Wait For You series, okay I’m going to stop! Inspiration would definitely be Sarah Dessen. R.L. Stine and Hailey Abbott.

I actually hated reading in school. Hated it. Then I discovered Goosebump books and then Fear street and I actually enjoyed reading. When I got a little older I discovered Hailey Abbott and then years later I found Sarah Dessen. Her books are what inspired me. I started out writing YA contemporary and it’s from there I branched out and discovered new books, new writers, new genres and new categories.

Last summer before (Never) Again was released I went to BEA in NYC and before we even checked in I spotted the Penguin book truck. I was so excited I ran over and as I was getting closer I stopped dead. My mom caught up to me and was like why did you stop. And I was like OMG! That is Sarah Dessen. OMG. The next thing I know I’m standing there completely fan girling and telling her she’s the reason I started writing. She was so sweet and didn’t hide behind the truck and try to get away from my babbling. Later I tweeted a pic of us and she tweeted me back saying she couldn’t wait to read my book. I died. It was the best day ever. She is my inspiration and meeting her was a dream come true.

 Do you read reviews before reading a book? Have you read the reviews on your books? What are the effects of a good versus a bad review on your writing?

Sometimes I do. But I also used to be that girl who would flip to the last page and read before even starting. I stopped doing that, but I still tend to read reviews. Have I read reviews of my own books? Sadly yes. I’m a huge believer that everyone is entitled to their opinion. Everyone of us has different tastes and likes and dislikes and I always encourage honesty. However, bad reviews still hurt. No matter how you look at it they burn. Bad.

Bad reviews can be discouraging. They can also make you question every little detail in your writing. It’s hard not to let it bother you. The good reviews obviously do the total opposite. They encourage and make me feel like I’m cut out for this. I can do this. I got it. I think I’ll always look at my reviews. It’s really hard for me not to look. It’s like when they tell you not to touch something because it’s hot and you touch it anyway. I just can’t help myself.

 For an aspiring writer, what do you feel are certain do’s and don’ts for getting their material published?

Do accept constructive criticism.

Do know the difference between constructive criticism and just criticism.

Do get a critique partner

Do follow the law of BIC (Butt in Chair)

Do network

Don’t make a bad name for yourself on social media

Don’t think you are the next J.K. Rowling

Don’t reply to agents with any negative comments towards them or question their credibility (You’d be surprised at the horror stories I’ve heard. And agents talk.)

Don’t give up

What are you working on now?

What am I not working on? I’m finishing up True Love and Magic Tricks with Becca Ann under my pen name Tessa Marie. It’s a prequel and a novella to our Bed Series.

Kaylee Sperling is a social butterfly with a million acquaintances, but no real close friends. The closest thing she has is her pet gerbil, Mr. Pippi, and 150 notes from a random classmate who won’t reveal who he is. But she’s crossing her fingers it’s the self-proclaimed magician and total hottie, Nate Hatfield. Nate needs an assistant for the upcoming talent show. When he spots Kaylee folding herself in half during gym class stretches, he nervously asks for help with his magic act. But after a disappearing mishap, resulting in an accident with one of Kaylee’s only friends, Mr. Pippi, Nate must figure out how not only to keep his assistant, but someone who’s come to mean much more to him than his illusions.

I’m also working on a rewrite for a YA contemporary book about bullying, I’m working on two NA’s and am hoping I’ll be able to continue the Again series. I have two other YA’s that I bounce back to. Oh and I have another YA contemporary I’m editing.

 

Want more info? I thought you might …

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Get your copy of (Once) Again here!

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