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Just a Little Crush Blog Tour

 

Oct 13th - Nov 7th

Today kicks off the Just a Little Crush Blog Tour! If you have a chance, check out some of the stops for a giveaway as well as reviews, excerpts, interviews, guest posts, and more!

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Oct 13th- Brit Nanny Reads
(Stop 2) In Between the Lines

Oct 14th- A Tasty Read Book Reviews

Oct 15th- Romancing the Readers
(Stop 2) Confessions of a Librarian in Training

Oct 16th- Manga Maniac Cafe

Oct 17th- Hot Guys in Books

Oct 20th- Imagine a World
(Stop 2) Books Unhinged

Oct 21st- Jen’s Reading Obsession

Oct 22nd- Booklover Sue

Oct 23rd- Fic Central
(Stop 2) Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe

Oct 24th- Fiction Dreams
(Stop 2) Gemma Reads Too Much for it to be Normal Book Blog

Oct 27th- Book Freak
(Stop 2) A is for Alpha B is for Books

Oct 28th- Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance
(Stop 2) My Favorite Things

Oct 29th- Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess

Oct 30th- A Bluestocking’s Place
(Stop 2) My Book Filled Life

Oct 31st- I am, Indeed

Nov 3rd – Underneath the Covers

Nov 4th – Reading Bliss

Nov 5th –  Crystal Blogs Books

Nov 6th – Books Like Breathing

Nov 7thRacing to Read

You can pre-order your copy of Just a Little Crush here: Amazon – Barnes and Noble – Books-A-Million – iBooks – Kobo – Random House

What’s next?

Now that JUST A LITTLE CRUSH has been released into the world for reviews, some of you (early readers) might be wondering what’s next?

Maybe even what’s next for two certain characters… Fallon and Mason, maybe?? 🙂

Well, I have good news and more good news (but maybe not the news everyone was hoping for?)

Fallon and Mason are getting their own stories! Just not together…

From very early on, Fallon’s character always spoke to me. She wasn’t just the “roommate” or some random secondary character, she was more than that. A lot more than that. Not only did she play her role in Brinley’s story, she had a story of her own. And, to be honest, there was a time when I toyed with the idea of Mason and Fallon having a complete enemies to lovers thing going on, maybe even a relationship of convenience. Except it just never felt right. The thing is, Fallon has her own fears and insecurities way beyond that confident, outspoken girl we’ve come to know. And in the end, Mason wasn’t her match (which doesn’t mean he won’t play a role in her story too 😉 just not a romantic one). I knew Fallon needed to escape her image and find someone who could push past her walls, challenge her, make her laugh, and just, sort of, blindside her with…well, everything.  I mean, she’s Fallon after all!

On a good note, Mason and even Brinley and Ryder are in Fallon’s story, along with a few other familiar names and a whole group of new friends…including one special guy in particular. I can’t tell you much more than that right now, but I will say, I adore this guy. Like completely love him. He’s sexy, funny, sweet, and oh soo much more!

And if you’re wondering about Mason’s story, I promise to share more on that later. But I will say it might involve a summer trip that takes him completely out of his comfort zone and far away from Brinley.

So there you have it 🙂

I can’t wait to share Fallon’s story also known as…  JUST A LITTLE FLIRT coming Spring 2015!

 

You can add JUST A LITTLE CRUSH to your Goodreads TBR here.

#RWA14 Highlights!

RWA annual conference recap in three words: Books! Fun! Exhaustion…

Here are my highlights:

I roomed with some fabulous ladies!

 

I met my agent Suzie Townsend (but forget to get a picture with her!) and my critique partner (who I have worked with for 3 years) in person for the first time!
My CP, Camden, also has fabulous taste in shoes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We went to some great classes (which led to some unusual text conversations)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I got books signed by some of my favorite New Adult authors!

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We went to lots of fun parties (with cowboys!) And I met lots of awesome writers, but didn’t get nearly enough pictures!

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And we finished it all with the RITA awards!
(And got to take this fabulous pic with Simone Elkeles and her hot date)

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Then we headed home with more books than I have room for!     IMG_4649

And that about sums it up! Now back to writing…and that ever-growing TBR pile

Release Day: Playing Pretend by @Juliana_Haygert! Giveaway! #NA

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Title: Playing Pretend
Author: Juliana Haygert
Release date: March 3rd, 2014
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sexy coupleAs the Governor’s daughter, Charlotte McClain is an expert in playing pretend. High society, the men her mother shoves in her direction and a Pre-Law major are all a part of her perfect pretense. But when she pretends to be a nobody during Spring Break, she meets someone who rocks her world.

Mason Rowell knows heartbreak and Spring Break don’t mesh well, so he allows the mysterious Charlotte to seduce him. What should have been a fling, results in something deeper. After Spring Break has long since passed, he moves to Washington to pursue his graduate degree, but what he never expected to find living among the rich and pompous, was the girl who gave him the strength to change and the desire to start anew.

When the guy Charlotte can’t forget goes from a sensual memory to temptation in the flesh, her facade is put to the test. If she surrenders to his charms, she risks ruining her mother’s perfect career and master plan. Playing pretend is what Charlotte does best, but how long can she pretend she doesn’t love the man who made her proud of her true self?

**A light, sexy NA Contemporary Romance (17+)**


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JulianaHaygert

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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My exciting (agent) news!

I have news! What kind of news? Agent news!

Back in October, I emailed a certain agent about a New Adult manuscript I’d recently finished, and was thrilled when she requested my full. Let’s be honest, I was beyond thrilled just to get here…but it gets better!

In November, I received a lovely email from this agent, complete with revision notes. They were awesome too. Completely spot-on with my own vision, and very helpful. We chatted a bit on the phone about the revisions, and I set to work on them. We chatted when I had questions, she offered advice, I worked some more, and then I sent her the revised MS…and calmly waited to hear back from her.

Two weeks later, I received another awesome email, complimenting my revisions. (I actually had to read this email twice because the first time I was skimming for a rejection, and upon second reading realized she’d used the words love and revision in the very first sentence!) She had some minor notes and mentioned hopping on the phone in the new year.

Now this particular agent has mentioned how Agent/Author relationships are much like long distance relationships. And really, this was one of those moments where I wanted to overanalyze everything leading up to this phone call. We’d chatted on the phone before about revisions, so maybe that’s all this call would be too…??? But then again she was putting a lot of time and energy into my MS so…???

The holidays passed, I worked on my revisions and we set up a time to talk on the phone. I sent her back the revisions…and two days later I got The Call!

Suzie Townsend officially offered me representation!!

So I tried to be all:

But really I was all:

As excited as I was, I knew I should take a week to notify other agents and think about my decision. So I did. And I thought a lot about it. Like how well we’d worked on revisions together. How communicative Suzie is. How she shared my vision and enthusiasm. And ultimately how lucky I would be to have her as my agent.

So I officially gave her my answer.

And I couldn’t be happier!

This team is absolutely amazing, and I’m honored to be working with Suzie and New Leaf Literary!

Books — Where’d you go?!?

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update.

Due to Lyrical Press being acquired by Kensington, the Gossamer Series and Dream On are temporarily unavailable. Lyrical is working to get all titles back up ASAP under the new Lyrical/Kensington imprint, but we’ve been told it can take 30-60 days. Thanks for your patience!

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore. @DefinitionHouse’s Kickstarter campaign for #DeadNewWorld by @J_Ryan is live! #indie

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DNW.solider.zombie head (1)Dead New World by Ryan Hill

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

They follow orders. And if Holt and Ambrose want to kill some undead, they’ll do the same. But when a routine mission goes horribly wrong, the best friends’ lives are flayed to the bone.

Now there’s only one light in the darkness of Holt’s life, and when she’s taken, he’ll do anything to get her back. Even if that means defying orders and using his best friend as a weapon. Holt and Ambrose risk all to save her, but what they discover among the hordes threatens to remake humanity. Again.

In the end, will there be anything left to live for in this dead new world?

Kickstarter:



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The Campaign:

The Kickstarter campaign is live! It’ll run from November 14 to December 14, and we are so excited! We believe that by using crowd-sourcing we will be able to generate buzz and interact with readers even before the book is published. It also brings authors and readers together so that they are both part of the publication journey. And as the publisher, we look forward to strengthening that bond. We’ve chosen Ryan Hill’s Dead New World as our first project and are looking forward to sharing it with you. Thank you for spreading the word. Now let’s make beautiful zombies together!

Ryan Hill’s bio:

Ryan Hill likes to keep zombies in a safe place—his head. If zombies ever do take over, the thought of living off canned beans is not enticing. At all.

Ryan uses a healthy dose of real life and imagination to come up with stories, and typically spends his time, reading, writing, and watching movies or TV shows…anything involving a good story. Drop him a line on Twitter @J_Ryan.

 

Ryan Hill: Facebook | Twitter | Website

World War Z, also known as the zombie Bible… by Ryan Hill
The zombie genre may have gotten its start with George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in 1968, but things didn’t truly peak until 2006 with the publication of World War Z by Max Brooks. The son of legendary comedian Mel Brooks, Max took the zombie genre to new heights with his novel, which used a series of isolated stories to tell the larger story of the war against the zombies. It had absolutely everything people had been longing for in a zombie story: epic action, intimate horror, and everything in between. He literally thought of everything when it came to the z-heads.

Zombies walking along the ocean floor? Check.

A guy jumping from balcony to balcony, trying to escape a building overrun by the dead? Check.

A blind guy in the woods, fighting the dead meat off by himself? Check.

Why they decided to turn the novel into a film starring Brad Pitt — which, while it was entertaining, has nothing to do with the source material — instead of a HBO miniseries where the material could truly come to live is beyond me. Maybe one day it’ll happen, but until then we all have to be content reading the novel, which is my favorite zombie yarn of all time.