Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Everything for Us, Bad Boys Novel #3

Gather, kittens! I have some news.  Coincidentally, I just typed the very last words to the first draft of this book.  Coincidence? I think not!  I'm taking that as a wonderful sign:)

I have the final release schedule from Berkley on when the new print editions of Down to You and Up to Me will be out, as well as the release date for Everything for Us.  The covers aren't done yet, so I can't reveal the it for book 3, but what I can give you is the pre-order link and blurb #1.  There are actually two blurbs, strangely, and the second one will be released at a later date. It has something...spoilery in it.  *winks*

Down to You, new edition, will be released July 2, 2013 (pre-order) and Up to Me, new edition, will be released August 6, 2013 (pre-order)

So, without further ado, here is the blurb for Everything for Us, book 3 in the Bad Boys series, due September 3, 2013.  Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep


When it comes to passion this hot, it’s all or nothing. 

Olivia Townsend’s wealthy cousin Marissa had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she wanted. Or, at least, all the friends money could buy. But one case of mistaken identity has turned her privileged world upside down.

An abduction gone wrong lands her right in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. To Marissa, he’s an enigma, but one to whom she’s irresistibly, inexplicably drawn.

With him comes a new world of freedom and passion, of dark shadows and dangerous secrets, a world where nothing is what it seems—except for the blind passion that Marissa can’t escape—or maybe even survive.

You can pre-order your copy here.


Okay, that's all;)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Introducing the Passionistas

So, the amazing mind behind UtopYA Con has done it again.  Janet Wallace has created an awesome little shindig where she's hosting 4 bestselling young adult-turned-adult authors and OMG I'm included!  *does happy dance all around house*  *runs into wall and falls down*  *shakes it off*  Okay, now that I've got that out of my system...  *winks*  The deal is this, Samantha Young, Addison Moore, Jessica Sorensen and I will be signing at the Barnes & Noble, Vanderbilt in Nashville on Sunday, June 30th from 3-5 pm.  ( Passionistas )  But this is no ordinary signing.  There will be a setting like no traditional book signing, there will be pictures taken, there will be laughs and tales and much fun to be had ANNNNNND (quite possibly the best part) there will be eye candy.  Yes, you read right. There. Will. Be. Male. Models.  OHEMGEE!  Janet has told us girls what her vision for the afternoon will be and I must say, the woman is a genius and this is not something you'll want to miss if you can make it.  Besides that, I'd love to see you AND look at what amazing talent I'm getting lumped in with. Holy moly!  I'll be fangirling all over the place!  LOL

Anywho, here's the poster courtesy of the talented Regina Wamba.  How much does this rock?  OMG  And stay tuned for a trailer about the event. It's gonna be freakin' awesome, toooooooooo!!!

Mark your calendars and get your tails to Tennessee, y'all!  It's gonna be fun!

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Bad Boys hit UK

Okay, so I just received the final covers for the UK print release of Down to You and Up to Me.  Behold, Cash and Olivia in good ol' London!  (and everywhere else over there, of course)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

If You Stay by Courtney Cole

Oh.  My.  Gosh.  Today I am honored to have not only one of my very best friends on my blog, but also an amazing author.  Her name is Courtney Cole and her latest book, If You Stay, is tearing up the charts like a Tazmanian Devil.  Whoop!  And honestly, it couldn't happen to a better person.

She's done a guest post in honor of her book birthday, which is technically today.  It released early, though, much to the pleasure of us readers.  You can find it just below the picture and blurb for her book, which I'm going to show you now.

The last thing I'll say before I give you over to Courtney is that if you haven't read this book, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  It's raw and passionate and Pax is amazingly flawed yet intensely lovable.  It really is an incredible story, and for those of you who fear it will end badly, fear not!  It has a wonderful ending. *happy sigh as I remember it*  So, read this post then hop right on over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and get your copy.  You won't regret it:)

Okay, here's Courtney!  Happy reading!!


24-year old Pax Tate is an asshole.
He’s a tattooed, rock-hard bad-boy with a bad attitude to match.
But he’s got his reasons.
His mother died when Pax was seven, leaving a hole in his heart filled with guilt although he doesn’t understand why. What he does know is that he and his dad are left alone and with more issues than they can count.
As Pax grew up, he tried to be the kid his father always wanted; the perfect golden boy, but it didn’t work. His dad couldn’t overcome his grief long enough to notice and Pax couldn’t keep up the impossible perfect façade.
So he slipped far, far from it.
Now, he uses drugs and women to cope with the ugliness, the black void that he doesn’t want to deal with. If he pretends that the emptiness isn’t there, then it isn’t, right?
And it’s never more apparent than when he meets Mila.
Sweet, beautiful Mila Hill is the fresh air to his hardened frown, the beauty to his ugly heart. He doesn’t know how to not hurt her, but he quickly realizes that he’s got to figure it out because he needs her to breathe.
When memories of his mother’s death resurface from where he’s repressed them for so long, Mila is there to catch him when the guilt starts making sense. Mila is the one…the one who can save him from his broken troubled heart; from his issues, from the emptiness.
But only if he can stop being an asshole long enough to allow it.
He knows that. And he’s working on it.
But is that enough to make her stay?
**Warning -Contains sex and violence**
PURCHASE:  Amazon or Barnes and Noble
Five Things I wish I knew when I started Writing

By Courtney Cole

Oh, Lord.  This is a huge question.  And there are SO MANY things I wish I’d known back then.  Let me think on this… hmm.

1.        You can’t please everyone nor should you try.  ßThis is true.   If you pleased everyone, then it means that your book is so vanilla and bland that it lacks passion or zest.  You should always write what is in your heart, what your muse is steering you to write.  Don’t write what you think people might like and don’t change what you are writing to suit every little thing that people say.  Write what you want to write.  Period.
2.      Start your book in the spot where the story begins.  Too much backstory is bad.  Too little backstory is also bad, but you have to sprinkle it throughout the book.  Start each book in a point where it is worth telling. 
3.      It’s okay to work in yoga pants.  I quit my full-time job in corporate America to stay home and write full-time.  At first, it seemed strange to work in comfy clothes and a ponytail.  Now, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It’s a true perk of the job.  J
4.      Build a team.  You can’t do everything alone.  You always need more than one pair of eyes on your MS as you are writing it.  So, find a critique partner whom you trust (I was lucky enough to find Michelle), and a small group of beta readers who are willing to give you honest feedback.  It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a village to write a great book.
5.      Develop your own process.   Make a storyboard, research, write, re-vise, edit, polish, submit to betas, re-vise, edit, re-submit, etc. etc.  Whatever your routine is, just do it.  Don’t skip steps to save time.  The reader will know if your work is sloppy. 

So, anyway… there’s a bunch of things I wish I’d known, but these are what spring to mind right off the bat.  Thanks for having me, M.  I love ya bunches and bunches!

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3112212.Courtney_Cole

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kisses from Cash- UP TO ME is on sale!

Well, since I can't be sure how much longer I'll be in control of this series (as Berkley will be taking over shortly), I wanted to give you an early Happy Valentine's Day kiss from Cash.  For those of you who haven't read it but want to, I suggest you take advantage of this VERY LIMITED time offer.  I'm dropping the price of Up to Me to $1.99.  Wahooooooooooooooo  It's kind of a see-ya-later smack on the butt to Cash, since I'll be visiting him on the bookstore shelves in a few months.  That will be a truly epic day in my life and I'll admit I CAN'T FREAKIN' WAIT!

Anyway, please spread the word. It's a great deal and you won't see it again, so snap it up fast!  As always, thank you so much for your support and all you do to share your love of reading with others.

Love, love, love y'all!!


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