Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Love Always Cover reveal by @CandaceKnoebel and @SonyaLoveday

LA Title
TITLE: Love Always,
Authors: Sonya Loveday & Candace Knoebel
COVER DESIGN: Najla Qamber Designs
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: August 25th, 2015
I’ve met boys like him before. Rich. Bored. Always wearing a silver-spooned smile. But there is something different about him that piques my curiosity. The way he looks at me, like he is staring through the bars of a gilded cage he’s never left. Like he is one breath away from suffocating beneath a mound of responsibilities. He is different from the rest because he doesn’t wear his money… his money wears him. I just don’t think he knows it yet.
She’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. She’s everything I’ve never been able to be. Carefree. Whimsical. A dreamer. Her laugh is infectious. She is irresistible. I can’t help but be drawn to her with an intensity that steals my breath and muddles my senses. I want to know her, need to know her, but how can I allow myself that liberty when I don’t have the freedom to make my own choices? Phillip and Maggie think they have it all. Even though they come from opposite backgrounds, they each have bright futures paved out, with no distractions holding them back. Until the fateful day they meet each other. After a brief, adventurous time together in The Hamptons, Maggie and Phillip find themselves saying goodbye just as the spark of love flashes intensely between them. Can their budding connection be enough to survive the pulling tides of change, or will they drift apart before they even have a chance to explore what could have been?
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Monday, June 29, 2015

WINNER: **Megan My Unofficial Journey to UtopYA 2015

Me & my sister Terri hitting the road!

This year was the most amazing trip to Nashville for the 4th annual UtopYA Con.  This was my third year attending and let me tell you it gets better and better each year.  I not only go to buy books and meet authors, but also to see friends and people I consider to be family.  Each year it seems my family gets larger and the time we share at the convention is priceless.   I want to personally thank Janet Wallace for creating and putting together the best convention.  My life will never be the same.

 Oh and did I mention I get to buy books?  This year my haul was filled with books from authors I met in previous years and tons of new authors.    I save all year long so i can support the hard work these authors put into writing amazing stories for their fans to dive into.

Here are some photos of the many authors I had to privilege to spend time with.

Authors Casey Bond and Rachael Brownell had a great table.  With the theme of the con being time travel, these ladies nailed it.  See you girls at Great Lakes Book Bash!

I was in complete awe of author Jennifer Martinez. Always beautiful and full of energy, I had the biggest fangirl moment and thought I would explode when she hugged me.

Author Natasha Hanova didn't have an exhibitor table this year, but I found her.  I have been wanting to meet her since the first year I attended and I couldn't help but becoming her stalker.  She was so gracious and allowed me to have a few moments of her time.  I just love her.  (I see you Natasha <3 )

My sister and I caught up with author Nancy Straight.  His Frozen Heart is one of my favorite books and I am waiting ever so patiently for Fractured Karma.  *clears throat
She is always one of the highlights of my trips to Nashville.

Author Patti Larson!!!!!!  She is so lovely and I was lucky enough to have breakfast with her before she departed.  Such a kind person and absolutely one of the highlights of my trip this year.

Author Michelle Miller is always taking care of me  whenever I see her.  LOL  And in the background you can see the always exquisite Starla Huchton.

Author Katie M. John was busy buzzing around all the panels, but I finally caught up with her.  I love her book Beautful Freaks!!

Author Komali DaSilva is so cute and sweet!  Truly one of the nicest people you could ever meet.  I squeeled when I found out she would be there!

Author Cameo Renae made my day.  She is never too busy to take time for her fans and friends.
ARV-3 is one of my dream books.  Not only does it have zombie like creatures and a kick ass heroine, but I have the honor of having a character named after me in the book.  DREAM COME TRUE!!!

Author Jo Michaels rocks!  Ok besides that she also made me laugh my butt off and even had time to have lunch with me and my sister.  It is a true honor to call her my friend.

These two are the heart and soul of my trip to UtopYA!  Authors Adam Kunz and his mother and writing partner Carol Kunz.  You can always count on a hug, a smile and kind words from these two.  I love them dearly and look forward to seeing mamma Carol in October!

Author Diane Reed made me cry this year.  Tears of joy from the kindness she showed me.  She has a heart of gold and a sparkling personality to match.

I have so many more photos and good memeories to share, but I don't want this post to be too long for you to get to the giveaway I have to share with you.  BUT  I have one more event I want to share with you from UtopYA.  It was a red carpet event that I had been floored by.  Author Cameo Renae and Timid Monster brought us the After Light screening that is based on ARV-3 The after Light Series.  Not only did we get to view this but we were able to interact with the arvie from the movie.  Let me tell you he was creepy, that is until he removed the sharp teeth and answered questions with his southern twang.  Then I wanted to hug him.  LOL

Creepy!! I loved every second of it!

Hanging out with Shelley Custer (who also has a character named after her in the series) and  actor Syderek Watson.

ARV-3 signed and in my hands!!!  *squeel

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!!!
A tote signed by many of the authors that attended UtopYA, swag and a signed paperback by Author B. Kristin McMichael.  To enter:  Comment below  "what  is your favorite genre?" and share on any social media!  
I have already purchased my ticket for next year.  This will be the 5th annual utopia convention.  *note the title has changed but the fun will be even more amazing.  To get your updates follow utopia convention on facebook.
OH YEAH! Here are a few photos from the awards night.

My girls! Terri Barber and Nanette Del Valle Bradford. I love these girls!!

Authors Sonya Loveday and Cadace Knoebel took me in and I swear they are my sisters at heart.  I want to move closer to them and go to Harry Potter World together!  LOL

Authors Komali DaSilva, Nadege Richards (my vampire sister) and Cameo Renae.  These ladies were stunning!

Last but certainly not least Author Brenda Pandos.  Beautiful, funny and a brilliant writer.  Although I might have to freak out, Truly Madly Deeply left me hanging a bit and wanting to smack someone.  Luckily I have the next serial to read.  LOL

Friday, June 19, 2015

My Clarity Sale

My Clarity by M. Clarke/Mary Ting
Only $.99 


Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curve ball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined.

Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.

An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love-will it be enough?

"At first glance, no one would believe Elijah's tough guy exterior 

hides a genuine and giving heart. But, you cannot help whom you

fall in love with and when opposites attract, the 

chemistry is undeniable!"

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Before I Break Cover Reveal


Before I Break 
Alec John Belle

Coming August 7th 2015... 


When religiously raised Cyril Hayes begins his junior year at East Hill High School, every choice he makes suffers a greater consequence.  While facing challenges of friends, family, and love, he learns that hate and intolerance are also a very large part of our world today. 

Cyril Hayes is seemingly just like any other male his age. He has the perfect girlfriend, Melissa Summers, his best friend, Jake Rivers, and a lawyer father who brings home enough money to support his family and then some. When Cyril begins his junior year, he doesn't expect his life to spiral out of control when he meets Avery Branson, the new kid in school who has a big secret: he's gay. At first, Cyril doesn't handle this truth well, due to the way he was raised, but as the story progresses, he ventures deep into the reality of homosexuality and begins to accept Avery for who he is. 

Not everyone is happy with Cyril's new friend, including Jake, who believes that homosexuality is a sin and is refusing to budge his beliefs. But Avery isn't the only one at East Hill with secrets. Soon a tragedy will strike, knocking Cyril's world completely off balance and leaving a scar on his heart that will change his view of humanity all together.

About the Author: 

Alec John Belle is an online high school student that resides in the state of Massachusetts. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes about tough topics that many are too afraid to talk about like suicide, homosexuality, self harm, cyberbullying, anxiety disorders, addiction, among other teenage issues, and he often blends these ideas with the paranormal.

Social Media: 

"Alec John Belle’s bold debut novel, Before I Break, introduces a 
courageous new author with a voice unafraid to tackle tough social issues."
— Alex Sanchez, Author of Rainbow Boys and The God Box

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Truly Madly Deeply by B. Pandos

Truly Madly Deeply by Brenda Pandos 
(Truly Madly Deeply #1) 
Publication date: February 19th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Maddy finally has everything she’s ever wanted: a decent job, her own place with her BFF, a great guy… well, he isn’t exactly perfect, but who is?
Logan will soon have it all: a degree at a pristine college, a job at his girlfriend’s fathers firm, a gorgeous girl to share it with. Then why isn’t he happy?

Maddy’s world shatters when she catches her best friend and boyfriend cheating. Forced to start over, she takes a job far away from home.
Logan’s summer job options fizzle out. Nearly broke and desperate, he’s forced to take a job as a camp counselor for the summer.

Maddy swears off guys, even to the point of lying and saying she’s taken. But when Logan comes along, she fights feelings that are surfacing for him.
If Logan has everything he wants, then why can’t he stop thinking about Maddy?

Secrets. Lies. Summer Camp.

My Review:
I was lucky enough to get to read an ARC of Truly Madly Deeply pt.1 for an honest review. Let me tell you I planned on only reading a couple chapters at a time, but nope Maddy had other ideas. Right from the heartbreaking beginning when she found her best friend and boyfriend having sex together in her new apartment, I knew I couldn't put the book down. I felt every shocking second of her pain and anguish. I had to find out if she could stay strong and keep that cheating ex-boyfriend out of her life.

As the story continued, Maddy went to work at a summer camp. She didn't want anyone to know how sad her life has become, so she created a series of lies to hide the embarrasing truth. In walked the charismatic Logan and they formed a friendship, but Maddy also began to form feelings for him. The only problem, he has a girlfriend that is practically perfect for him. See why I couldn't stop, addicting story. Part 1 was just a taste of what I am sure will be a phenomenal serial. I know I am going to grab the other parts and dive right in. 

I love that the author has written something completely different from her other works and shows her diversity as a writer. It's just another reason she is one of my favorites.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ignite Cover Reveal

Win this fabulous brass leaf bracelet 
(entry details below) 

Cover Reveal ~  Ignite a broken novel

~ Its always darkest before the dawn 

COMING 2016 
From award winning YA science fiction Author: Carlyle Labuschagne

In this epic conclusion to the Broken Trilogy when all seems lost and annihilate by darkness, Troy sets out to to rescue his friends and the survivors of his planet from the controlling hands of Illuninatus. On his rescue mission he discovers where Ava has been held captive for nearly three years completely warded from all supernatural seekers. Troy alone can save her from the brink of her dark disease and stop her from unleashing death to life as we know it. 

But first Troy and Troy  have to set out  into the darkest, lost realms of a desolate Earth together seeking out Cain who holds the answers on how to how the cure to the Shadowing Disease works before her disease becomes irreversible and she becomes the Dark Queen forever, burning down the entire world and those she loves down with it. 

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Cover Designer: Ubber talented Regina Wamba Mae I design and photography 
Book:  Ignite A broken novel #3 (end of trilogy) can be read as a stand alone
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishers
expected date: 2016
 ~ add the book to your TBR pile Ignite A broken Novel

About the author


June 18th - 21st Nashville 

Calyle is an South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers. Her favorite genre to write is YA SF and dystopian romance novels.
Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.

"I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life."

Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR bookfestival. 
 "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!"
follow @CarlyleL for all the crazy updates on all things me.

Founder of SAIR Book Festival 
Co Founder of Fire Quill Publishing. 
Founder of Help build a library in South Africa. 


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Carlyle Labuschagne's books on Goodreads

The Broken Destiny The Broken Destiny (Broken, #1)
reviews: 59
ratings: 171 (avg rating 3.84)

Dead of Night Dead of Night (Aftershock, #1)
reviews: 26
ratings: 34 (avg rating 4.38)

Evanescent Evanescent (Broken, #2)
reviews: 16
ratings: 48 (avg rating 4.33)

Absolution Absolution (The Broken Diaries, #1)
reviews: 3
ratings: 7 (avg rating 4.43)

Dead of Night Dead of Night (Aftershock Book 1)
reviews: 3
ratings: 3 (avg rating 5.00)