Monday, April 13, 2015

Cover Reveal: AT THE STARS by Elisabeth Staab

I'm super happy to help reveal the cover for Elisabeth's Staab's upcoming NA, AT THE STARS. It's beautiful!



Blurb:
A GIRL TRYING TO LEAVE HER PAST BEHIND
I was a normal teenager who loved music and dancing, until the day I was attacked in my favorite record store. A few years later when my mom succumbed to depression and took her own life, I couldn’t stay in my hometown with all the memories and the curious stares. I decided to get in my car and just go – except my car decided it was done going outside a tiny place called Evergreen Grove. That’s where I found Jake. Or I guess Jake found me.

A GUY WHO CAN’T LET HIS GO
For the last eight years, all I can think about is the day I ended another man’s life. Then I manage to save Cassie’s, and I feel like maybe I’ve got some kind of second chance. To do what I couldn’t before, or maybe even for something bigger. Something like love. If only I could feel like I deserve her...

Pre-order links:
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Kobo http://goo.gl/WgEIft
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ARe

About the cover:
Cover Photography by Michael Stokes
Cover Model – Adam Von Rothfelder
Cover design by Babski Creative Studios

About Elisabeth:
Elisabeth Staab loves passionate stories and happy endings. Her books have been called “emotionally delicious,” “action-packed,” and “gloriously snarky.” When not writing romance, she enjoys date night with her husband, reading Harry Potter with her kids, and marathoning her favorite books or TV series. Find out more at ElisabethStaab.com, follow along on Facebook and Twitter, and keep up with new releases and giveaways by signing up for her newsletter.

Excerpt:

“So nobody should get close to you? I thought the same thing about myself. It’s lonely though, right?” She looks worried about me now. That’s worse than when she looked like she wanted to kiss me.

I tug on a strand of that hair one more time. An excuse to touch her without really touching her. “There’s no need to worry about me. I’m great.”

I’m not looking at her when I say those last few words. I’m jingling my keys and looking back toward my truck, the universal symbol for “I really gotta get the fuck out of here.” This conversation is getting more touchy-feely than I know how to handle.

So I’m busy thinking about getting back to the truck. I don’t see it coming when she reaches up to brush her lips across mine.

It’s not an aggressive kiss. It almost doesn’t even qualify as a kiss at all, compared to what I’m used to. Her lips are as soft as I figured they would be from looking at them, and they fit so easily against mine. The way she throws her arms around my neck though, I’ve got this armful of Cassie and the only thing I want to do is hold on. Anyway, she could fall backward if I let go. I can’t let her fall.

I open my mouth to remind her why this is all a bad idea, and instead of words I hear a low, strangled sound come out of my throat. She uses the chance to slip her warm tongue against mine. She’s a great kisser—an amazing kisser—soft but firm, and insistent. I don’t know why I didn’t expect her to be good. It means she’s kissed other guys, and right now I can’t think about her and other guys.





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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda ~ GIVEAWAY

This book was EVERYTHING. And when I say everything, I mean every-freaking-thing. I have not loved a book this much in a long, long, long, LONG time. It's always super scary to read a book that you've really been looking forward to. Simon was one of my three most anticipated reads of the year so there was a lot of pressure there. I mean, I figured I'd like it. The title was great, the cover amazing, the blurb incredible. But you just never know. I wanted to like it...but that doesn't always happen. Here, I didn't like it, I freaking LOVED it.

I want to live inside this book.

I want to be best friends for life with Becky Albertalli, which is probably a little creepy of me but, DUDE, she created not only one of the best characters I have ever read, but one of the best books.

I wish you could see me. I'm getting a little teary-eyed writing this and this wasn't a sad book at all, but it was THAT GOOD. The voice...you guys know I'm a huge male POV fan, but I'm also pretty picky about it. She nailed it. Like nailed it in a way I can only dream about ever nailing it. It was perfect. The cursing, the sarcasm, the fragments, the confusion, every little thing rang so, so, so true in this book. I can't even...I want to read it again!

So, here's the deal. I stayed up until almost one this morning reading. If you're a mom of younger kids, you know how big a deal this is. Even though it's a weekend, they're almost always up early.

I highlighted the crap out of this book. My kindle copy is glowing yellow.

I laughed too many times to count. My poor husband was trying to sleep next to me and I kept giggling and saying things like, "This is the cutest book I have ever read!" and "I am so in love!" and didn't even try to be quiet about my happiness and excitement while he slept (sorry, Dom!).

Not only was I giggling loudly I kept saying, "awwwww!" I swooned. Like too many times to count. Seriously, the romance about killed me. Simon and Blue forever!

I kept thinking that if anyone saw me in my bed, late at night with a blanket over my head, Kindle in hand, and a smile on my face the size of California, I would look even creepier than wanting to be Becky Albertalli's bff. But I couldn't help it. My cheeks hurt today because I read for hours with a smile.

When I finished the book, I still had the smile but also my eyes were teary because of the awesomeness. It's not often a book makes me teary even though it didn't make me sad at all. All the tears were just because it was so incredibly cute, perfect and every other word you can think of.

If you couldn't tell, I kind of loved this book :) I shall go add it to my favorites page right now. You guys should read it. Like, right now. Today.

And because I love it so much, I will gift an ebook copy from Barnes and Noble or Amazon to one person who comments on this post. Giveaway ends on Wednesday the 15th because I'm impatient and I want to give a copy away ASAP.



Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sale on one of my Kelley Vitollo books!

Hey guys. Just a quick post to let you know that JUST MY LUCK, one of my sweet romance adult titles written under the name Kelley Vitollo is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time! Don't miss out :) Betsy and Jace's story was so fun to write! The whole Shamrock Falls series was.




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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

TRUST THE FOCUS by Megan Erickson

Happy release day to Megan Erickson. Her latest new adult book, TRUST THE FOCUS is available now.

I was lucky enough to get to read an early copy. Justin and Landry have such a beautiful, sweet, sexy romance. I think you NA readers out there will adore it!


With his college graduation gown expertly pitched into the trash, Justin Akron is ready for the road trip he planned with his best friend Landry— and ready for one last summer of escape from his mother’s controlling grip. Climbing into the Winnebago his father left him, they set out across America in search of the sites his father had captured through the lens of his Nikon.

As an aspiring photographer, Justin can think of no better way to honor his father’s memory than to scatter his ashes at the sites he held sacred. And there’s no one Justin would rather share the experience with more than Landry.

But Justin knows he can’t escape forever. Eventually he’ll have to return home and join his mother’s Senate campaign. Nor can he escape the truth of who he is, and the fact that he’s in love with his out-and-proud travel companion.

Admitting what he wants could hurt his mother’s conservative political career. But with every click of his shutter and every sprinkle of ash, Justin can’t resist Landry’s pull. And when the truth comes into focus, neither is prepared for the secrets the other is hiding.

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Megan was nice enough to send a couple teasers to me. Enjoy!









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