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 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 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?
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!
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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
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***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.

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

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!