Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Giveaway: Breakfast with me and Courtney in the Big Apple

First of all, let me assure you that there is ample squealing going on in my house right now as I contemplate my first trip to New York City.  OMG OMG OMG I still can't believe it!  I'll be attending BEA and my fabulous BFF Courtney Cole will be there as well!

Us.  There.  Together.  In New York City.

New.  York.  City.

*jumps up and down like a crazy person*

Well, in celebration of this awesomeness, we've decided to take 2 people and the "plus one" of their choice out to a posh breakfast and private signing in amazing NYC on Saturday morning, June 1st at 10:00 a.m. (airfare/travel and hotel not included).  The location will be sent by invitation to the winners.  I can promise you two things:  1.  If there are mimosas, we'll both be having one; and 2. I'll say something goofy.  It's my way.  Just go with it;)

So, if you're going to BEA or if you'd like a reason to go to NYC, or if you'd just like to come hang out, then enter right over on my sidebar for your chance to win.  It's easy as pie:)  You can enter here AND at Courtney's blog.  The contest ends May 18th at midnight.

Also, I don't think I'll be spoiling anything by saying that there will be some gifts and special prizes that you'll get as well; I just can't tell you what they are.  hehe  *wink wink*  Let's just say we'll be doing our best to spoil you and to put the epic in...well... EPIC!

Now help me sing!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two new releases today! Welcome Sam and Bethany!

 Ari Johnson wishes adjusting to living with her boyfriend was her only source of excitement and anxiety.
She wishes a lot of things.
But then wishing was what got her here in the first place.

Ari chose to be a Guild Hunter. She wanted to hunt dangerous Jinn and destroy them before they could harm innocent people. But now that Ari is a member of The Guild, she finds herself in the impossible position of hunting her ex-best friend – human-turned-dangerous sorcerer, Charlie Creagh. As Ari struggles to come to terms with her duty, an ancient Jinn and his companion want revenge on her for using the command of the Seal against them; the White King refuses to give up on his quest to resurrect Lilif, and Asmodeus isn’t done toying with her.

When Ari can take no more, rushing to the Sultan Azazil’s side to demand of him the favor he owes her, the events she sets in motion will not only alter everyone’s lives, it will kindle a darkness that will shake the realms to their very core.

About the Author
Samantha Young is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET.

She is a 27 year old Scottish book addict that graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2009. She studied ancient and medieval history at uni, and it was in her  first year there, in the middle of a classical literature lecture, that she first came up with the idea for The Tale of Lunarmorte. She’s  been writing since as long as she can remember, and she writes in a number of genres including romance, paranormal, urban fantasy, fantasy, and contemporary.
She loves pulling pieces of historical fact (or mythology) and twisting it to fit my stories, and she is more than thankful her degree is being put to good use in her writing. She began self-publishing in 2011 and now writes full time. 

Where to Stalk

Fire Spirits Series (books 1-3)

Where you can buy 
Samantha Young's books:

One lucky winner will win an ebook set of the Fire Spirits series (Books 1-4)
4 winners will win an ebook copy of Darkness Kindled


Please join me in celebrating the Release Day Blitz for Bethany Lopez's YA Contemporary Fantasy, Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale.

At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother's path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak. To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she's met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren't meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?

Buy Links:

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Wild Ones Audio and T-Shirt Giveaway

I finally got my copies of The Wild Ones, extended edition, on audio!  YAY!  I don't know how many of y'all listen to books, but for those who do, I'd like for you to have a chance to win one:)  That and a tasty "Pick Trick" t-shirt ( sizes M, L, XL).

Now, because I'm a good girl and a law-abiding citizen (even if it's FB law- hehe) I'm doing this with a Rafflecopter.  To enter, you must like my FB author page.  That just seemed like a good place to start.  LOL But you can get one extra entry for following me on Twitter (@mleightonbooks) and an extra entry for tweeting about the giveaway.  Here's what you say:

I'm entering to win The Wild Ones by @mleightonbooks on audio, as well as a Pick Trick t-shirt!

I think Rafflecopter does that automatically somehow. Sounds like awesome sorcery to me:)  hehe  I wish everything were that easy!

This is kicking off my reintegration into the living world. LOL  I know I've been caving it a lot lately, but I'm making some changes.  And this is first.  Also, for those of you who shared some stuff a while back and got the raffle tickets, I'll be giving away some goodies starting at the end of this month, so stay tuned!

As always, thank y'all for reading my work and for spreading the word about it.  I'm forever grateful and I plan on doing plenty of giveaways to show you just how much.

Okay, so what'cha waiting for?  Go to my sidebar and enter!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Bad Boys- Covers and alternate blurb

Here are the full covers for the three Bad Boys books.  Although books 1 and 2 are getting new covers, there will be NO NEW CONTENT!  So don't worry about your current copy.  It'll just have a pretty new cover:)

Also, below, I'm putting the alternate blurb for Everything for Us, but BE WARNED!  THERE ARE SPOILERS!  Do NOT read it if you haven't read boos 1 and 2!!!

Okie dokie, here we go!  I hope you enjoy the covers and the blurb!!

Alternate blurb for Everything for Us

** includes spoilers**

For seven years, Nash Davenport has been forced to watch from afar as his twin brother lives the life he’d worked so hard for and always planned on enjoying.  But now he’s back. 

With an insatiable thirst for blood, Nash wasn’t planning on feeling anything other than the satisfaction of taking the life of the man who killed his mother.  But he gets an unexpected surprise in the form of a girl who stirs in him a hunger that’s nearly enough to eclipse his burning desire for revenge.

Marissa Townsend had everything a girl could ask for—a great job, a privileged life, and all the friends she could ask for.  Or, better yet, all the friends money can buy.  But one case of mistaken identity turned her world upside down and turned her into a decent person.  An abduction gone wrong throws her for a loop and lands her in the lap of the sexiest, most dangerous man she’s ever met. 

Marissa knows Nash would never hurt her; in fact, he saved her life.  But it’s not her life that’s at risk.

It’s her heart.