Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Spotlight & Review: ALL THE BROKEN PIECES by Cindi Madsen

 
 
   What if your life wasn’t your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?
 
 
 
All the Broken Pieces is available for pre-order on:
 Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads!
 
 
 
Review
 
This book is amazing! I love a book with a good mystery that keeps me guessing and this one did not disappoint. Liv was such an interesting character to read and I felt completely connected to her and her story. And let me just say, I loved Spencer!! The perfect boy for Liv. Cindi Madsen is an author that knows how to grab your attention and keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more.This is definitely a book you want to go into spoiler free, so I will stop there. Engaging and beautifully written, ALL THE BROKEN PIECES is a book you will not be able to put down. Loved this book!
 
Big five stars from me!
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt Winners!

Thank you to everyone that participated in this year's winter YA Scavenger Hunt! If you stopped by my blog, you know I did a seperate giveaway of my own. And the winner of the INBETWEEN prize pack is...
 
#504 Nicole Arellano
 
Congrats to Nicole on winning the Inbetween Prize Pack. Winner has 72 hours to email me with mailing info to recieve the prize.
 
 
 
 
 
 
To see the two grand prize winners of the YA Scavenger Hunt Click Here!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cover Reveal: HOVER (The Taking, #2) by Melissa West & Giveaway

 
 
 
How gorgeous is this?!? I love Melissa West and GRAVITY, so I am super excited for HOVER, the second installment in this series. And holy wow! That cover does not dissapoint! Can't wait for the blurb and special excerpt to come closer to the release!
 
 
 
HOVER is now up for pre-order so clicky-clicky one of the links below!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expected Publication August 6th, 2013
from
Entangled Teen
 
 
 
 



Melissa lives in a tiny suburb of Atlanta, GA with her husband and daughter. She pretends to like yoga, actually likes shoes, and could not live without coffee. Her writing heroes include greats like Jane Austen and Madeleine L'Engle.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.

GRAVITY is her first novel.
 
 
To connect with Melissa, clicky-clicy the links below!
 
Facebook


Enter below to win a signed paperback copy of Melissa's first book, GRAVITY!


 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt!




Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.


SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


SCAVENGER HUNT POST

Today, I am so excited to be hosting Rachel Vincent on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Rachel is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of the YA series "Soul Screamers" and other urban fantasy titles.  She currently resides in San Antonio with her #1 fan and is hard at work on her next novel. 
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here!


Soul Screamers Volume 2 contains the 3rd and 4th books of the series along with the novella, "Reaper".  Soul Screamers follows a young banshee, Kaylee Cavanaugh as she fights against the dark forces of the Netherworld.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

Rachel's exclusive content is a 1,700 word peek at a scene from WITH ALL MY SOUL, the seventh/final Soul Screamers novel, which is due out April 1, 2013!
Note from the author:  
 The excerpt isn't super-spoilery for WITH ALL MY SOUL, but contains a major spoiler from book 6, BEFORE I WAKE.

















And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Rachel Vincent, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 17. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Peter Adam Salomon!
To move onto Peter's Post.




***Before you go enter the rafflecopter below to win a special INBETWEEN (Kissed by Death) Prize Pack!***



Monday, November 5, 2012

Inbetween Christmas Gift Offer!








Tis the season to shop till you drop and Christmas is right around the corner! With the holiday season in mind, I thought I'd make a special offer to anyone out there who would like to add Inbetween to your gift giving list this year. Here is how it will work:
 
Purchase a paperback copy of Inbetween as a gift by December 15th and I will send you a signed Kissed by Death bookplate and an Inbetween bookmark to make your gift extra special!
 
Just email your proof of purchase to kissedbyfinn@yahoo.com and let me know who you would like the bookplate made out to. I will write a personal message on the bookplate as well as sign it. Also let me know the mailing address you would like them sent to.
 
**This offer will end on December 15th, so that I have time to get the bookplates and bookmarks out to you before the big day.**



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Inbetween (The Kiss)

Six Sentence Sunday: Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1)



I pulled him back to me and sealed our lips, trapping the rest of his words inside. It did hurt.

Everything did, but I didn’t care. Finn’s lips worked against mine and he shuddered, his hands careful of all the places that hurt.
 
 
“God,” he groaned resting his forehead against mine, shaking. “I want to feel this, Emma. I want to feel you, and I can't."
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Winner of the Inbetween Nook Giveaway is...

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the big Nook giveaway & helped spread the word about Inbetween! The winners of the big contest are...
 
 
First Place: Winner of a Nook Simple Touch is... #183) Daisy
 
Second Place: Winner of a $20 B&N Gift Card is... #296) Taherah
 
Winners have 72 hours to email me at tara25fuller@yahoo.com with their mailing info. Congrats guys!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Inbetween "Win a Nook" Giveaway!

First of all, I want to give a HUGE thank you to all of the bloggers, readers, and Entangled Publishing for making the release of INBETWEEN such an awesome experience! I have been blown away by the response I've gotten for this book. Every kind word you have all said about it means so, so much. Okay, enough with the mushy gushy stuff. I want to give away something awesome! Like, oh say...A new Nook Simple Touch (with glow light)!




Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help me wipe out Barnes and Noble's stock of Inbetween paperbacks! It's time for reapers to rule the roost. I mean...it is almost Halloween after all. ;)
Now, you don't have to purchase to enter, but if you do pick up a copy for yourself or a friend, then you'll get some serious points towards the prize. Here's how to enter...

Stop by your local Barnes & Noble book store.

#1) Take a pic of you with Inbetween on the shelf or in the store: 1 Point

#2) Buy a paperback copy of Inbetween from a B&N store (if they are out of stock, you can ask them to order it for you and you still get the points: 25 points for every copy bought. Just make sure you email your proof of purchase)

#3) Tweet about the contest: 1 point

So stop by a Barnes & Noble and rack up the points! For example: If you buy a copy of Inbetween for yourself and one as a Christmas gift, snap a picture, then come home and tweet about it...that's 52 points towards the Nook!  The giveaway will be done by rafflecopter, so the more points you earn, the better chance you have to win.



Here are the prizes up for Grabs:

Grand Prize: A Nook Simple Touch (with glowlight) & a signed Inbetween Bookmark ***If you already have a nook, you may choose a $130 B&N giftcard instead***

Runner Up: $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card & a signed Inbetween Bookmark

*** As a bonus: Anyone who purchases a copy of Inbetween from Barnes and Noble during the contest will receive a free signed Inbetween bookmark! (Email proof of purchase & mailing address to kissedbyfinn@yahoo.com to claim bookmark) ***

(Giveaway is not international)








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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century: Release Day Spotlight!

 
  



On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly soon-to-be stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family's trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?
 
Review:
 
One word I’d use to describe this book? Flawless! My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century was brilliantly written. To die for characters and swoon worthy romance, combined with the authors compulsively readable voice makes this a must read. This book had be cracking up one page and swooning the next. Cat is the heroine everyone is hoping for when you crack open the cover to a YA book. She’s funny and interesting and I couldn’t get enough. And Lorenzo…sigh. If only he were real and I was a teen again. I loved him! The romance in this book was perfectly done. The characters and emotions felt very genuine. Time travel, a hot Italian boy and beautifully crafted story? This book is everything I look for and more in a YA book. I recommend this one to…well, everyone! If you are looking for a fun, engaging read that will sweep you off of your feet and take you to another world, this is the book for you! And in case my review didn't say it all, I adored this book!
 
 
 
Buy your copy:
 
 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Inbetween (Kissed by Death) Book Tour Dates!

It's almost time for the Inbetween Book Tour to kick off and you guys have no idea how super excited I am! I can't wait to finally get to meet some of you face to face! The next few months are sure to be a whirlwind of awesomeness. With events in several different states, I hope that you guys will be able to make it out to hang with me in celebration of Inbetween's release. Below you'll find a full list of the tour dates and details. :)
 



#1) 09/06 @ 7pm: The Inbetween Launch Party! Will be held at the Randolph County Library in Asheboro, NC. Cupcakes and prizes will be involved. ;)
 
 
#2) 10/05 @ 7pm: Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC

#3) 10/06 @ 12pm: Books A Million in Asheboro, NC

#4) 10/11 @ 7pm: Barnes & Noble in Tulsa, OK

#5) 10/12 @7pm: Barnes & Noble in Norman, OK

#6) 11/03 @7PM: Malaprops Book Store in Asheville, NC

#7) 11/10 @10am-6pm: Yallfest in Charleston, SC






 
 

Cover Reveal: Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush

 

Violet Midnight (Violet Night, #1), by Lynn Rush

Release Date: October 15th, 2012

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Crescent Moon Press

 
 
 

Let the Hunt begin…

 

Blending in with her college co-eds proves difficult for vampire Hunter, Emma Martin, considering the mystical tattoo on her wrist glows whenever Vamps are near. And after three months of silence, the glow is back with a vengeance.

 Jake Cunningham witnesses Emma, a violet-eyed beauty, using unimaginable powers to fight off a fanged creature. Finally, after two years of searching, he may have found out what he’s become—a Hunter, like Emma.

 Thankful for an ally in the fight against the Vamps, Emma finds hope and comfort in Jake’s arms. As she learns more about her new love’s family and its dark heritage, she may be forced not only to hunt them but to sacrifice her life to save Jake’s soul.

 
 
 
                              




What people are already saying about Violet Midnight…

 

“Buffy had better watch out…Emma Martin is one hunter to watch!” -Cynthia Eden, National Best-selling Author

 

“Lynn Rush does it again!” -Lynda Hilburn, author of Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series
 
 
 
Add Violet Midnight to your Goodreads list

Find Emma Martin on Facebook and Twitter


 
***A portion of all proceeds donated to American Cancer Society***
 
 
 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Spotlight & Review: No Flowers Required by Cari Quinn



Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she’s due just landed on her doorstep.
And the attraction’s definitely not one-sided.

Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa’s shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he’s not the building’s handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn’t a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother’s greed, and persuade her that he’s not the enemy...or risk losing the only woman who’s seen the real him.



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 Publication Date 08/23/2012
Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
Now Available!
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My Review:


Carri Quinn blew me away with NO FLOWERS REQUIRED! I loved this book! This book had a perfect mix of humor and romance. The characters were lovable. The plot was engaging and perfectly paced. I started this book and devoured it one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed the female lead Alexa. She was a strong character that made me laugh and I was really rooting for her and her flower shop. And Dillon…oh my. I can’t say enough about this guy. One of my favorite male characters to date. Sexy, determined, and incredibly thoughtful, his character totally swept me off of my feet. This book sort of reminded me of the movie You’ve Got Mail, but much hotter! NO FLOWERS REQUIRED was a sweet and super sexy feel good book from start to finish. I highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys romance. Five stars!
 
                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Inbetween Release Day Giveaway!!!

The big day has finally arrived! Today my team of reapers are being released out into the wild. The first book in the Kissed by Death series, INBETWEEN is now available whereever books are sold! To celebrate and to get the word out, I have decided to do a big giveaway to spread the love. Here is what's up for grabs!


#1) A free e-copy of Perigee Moon & a signed Perigee Moon Post Card
 

 
 
#2) Teal and Silver Skull Bracelet
 
 

#3) Three signed Inbetween Bookmarks
 
 
#4) One Kissed by Death signed Bookplate
 

 
 
One lucky winner will win all of this!!
Here is what you have to do....
 
All you have to do is post any of the following to you Twitter or Facebook pages on
Tuesday August 28th
Release Day!!!
 
Also get extra points for picking up your copy of Inbetween today!
 
Then make sure you head down to the rafflecopter below and enter to get your entry and points.
 
Good Luck!
 
 
#1) Dying to read Inbetween by @Tara25Fuller? Now you don't have to wait! The hottest reapers in YA are now available! http://www.amazon.com/Inbetween-Kissed-by-Death-ebook/dp/B008QXCNUS/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1346028698&sr=8-1
 
 
#2) Happy book birthday to Inbetween by @Tara25Fuller! Now available where ever books are sold!  http://www.amazon.com/Inbetween-Kissed-by-Death-ebook/dp/B008QXCNUS/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1346028698&sr=8-1
 
 
 

 
Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.
It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: CONJURE by Lea Nolan

Be careful what you search for…

Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry--hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.
When a strange girl appears, bent on revenge; demon dogs become a threat; and Jack turns into a walking skeleton; Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before summer—and her friends--are lost forever.









Beautiful, right!?! I can't wait to read this book!


CONJURE by Lea Nolan
Expected Publication September 24th, 2012




Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Join the Inbetween Street Team!

INBETWEEN


Street Team
                                       



It's time for the Inbetween Street Team sign ups guys! Want to win awesome Inbetween swag, your own personal talking Finn doll, exclusive sneak peeks from our resident bad boy Cash from book two in the Kissed by Death series, or even the chance to be a character in a future Kissed by Death book?? All you have to do is leave a comment below with your name and email address. We will contact you with the top secret info you need. This message will self destruct in...
Five.
Four.
Three.
Two.
Are you ready to be Kissed by Death? ;)






Monday, August 6, 2012

The Winner of the INBETWEEN Poster Is...

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt this time around! I think it was just as much fun for us authors as it was for you readers. It's always exciting to get to share some exclusive content with you. Along with the ginormous book giveaway, I also sponsored and extra giveaway on my blog for a signed INBETWEEN poster. And wow did you guys respond! Over 600 entries! So I'm very excited to announce that the big winner of the INBETWEEN poster is....


CAROLINE!!!
Caroline entered by liking the Tara Fuller Facebook Page.

I will be contacting the winner via email. They will have 72 hours to respond. If I do not hear back in that time frame I will pick and announce another winner. Thank so much for your continued support of INBETWEEN guys!




Saturday, August 4, 2012

Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1): Early Release News!

Yesterday I woke up to some awesome news. As most of you know, INBETWEEN's release date is August 28th. Well, apparently the peeps at Amazon and Barnes and Noble got their shipments in a little early, because as of yesterday... Inbetween is out!
*Tosses Confetti*
At the moment the print version is the only one available. For those of you looking for the e-book version to load up your kindle and nooks, those should be released very soon as well. But if you want to make sure you get your copy the day it releases, they are up for pre-order.

So if you've been dying to get your hands on one of Inbetween's Reapers, the wait is over! Hop on over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and grab your copy today! Finn can't wait to meet you. ;)





Death doesn't fall in love. Usually.



Since the car crash that took her father's life two
years ago, Emma's life has been a freaky-and unending- lesson in caution. Surviving countless "accidents" has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper that makes her chest ache and head spin? Not an option.
It's not easy being dead-especially for a reaper who is in love with a girl fate has put on his hit list not once, but twice. Finn's fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn't let her die before, and he's not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil soul hell bent on stealing her body, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left...his soul.







Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1) Book Trailer