Thursday, April 28, 2016

New Adult Scavenger Hunt Stop! Plus Bonus Giveaway!

the grand prize winners for each team will be announced on May 4th on the main scavenger hunt page. I will announce my winner here on May 4th and it will also be announced on the main page!!! Good luck to all. And thanks for playing.

I’m so excited to be hosting Suzanne van Rooyen author of SCARDUST for this TEAM BLUE stop of the New Adult Scavenger Hunt! You’re going to love her exclusive material. It’s totally cool and fun.

This bi-annual event was inspired 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 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 New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out details about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAM BLUE–but there is also a red team and a purple team for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.


Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number (read carefully and you’ll find it). Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Blue, 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 May 1st, at 12 PM Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. Winners will be announced May 4th.

ALSO there is another giveaway to enter that is exclusive to this blog. Leave a comment below and be entered to win a copy of A HOLD ON ME! (more information below).



by Suzanne van Rooyen

Published: February 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled
Genre: NA science fiction


Dead Rock, Texas, 2037

Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man—a man Raleigh can’t seem to keep his eyes off of—but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them.

Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs—everything good that Raleigh is not—but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother’s last wish.

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Author Bio:

Suzanne is the author of the YA novels THE OTHER ME and I HEART ROBOT, as well as the forthcoming NA novel SCARDUST. A tattooed storyteller from South Africa, Suzanne currently lives in Sweden and is busy making friends with the ghosts of her Viking ancestors. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When she grows up, she wants to be an elf – until then, she spends her time (when not writing) wall climbing, buying far too many books, and entertaining her shiba inu, Lego.

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What's in Raleigh's backpack?

Raleigh has a big dream: to go to Mars. His dream is also a promise. Before his brother died, he made Raleigh promise he'd become an astronaut and spread his ashes on Mars. Raleigh intends to keep his promise, in fact he hasn't been thinking about anything except Mars for years. Until Crow showed up – now Raleigh's finding himself getting a little distracted by the good-looking guy. Here's what their most recent Facebook chat looked like:

While Crow might be a delightful distraction, there's no way Raleigh isn't already planning his trip to Mars. Here's what Raleigh will take with him if he ever manages to become an astronaut.

The backpack:

Standard issue, astronaut backpack.

His dog-eared copy of Dune by Frank Herbert:

This a book Raleigh has read countless times and could never go long without. His life's motto is 'What Would Muad'Dib do?'

His smartphone, for music:

There's no way Raleigh could leave earth without having a way of listening to his brother's sick guitaring and angry vocals.

Photos of his family and Bear:

Raleigh might not want to admit it, but he's the sentimental type and wouldn't survive being away from his family or four-legged best friend without being able to look at them.

Condoms, just in case:

All Crow's fault for mentioning sex in zero-g, but there's no harm in being prepared.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m adding SCARDUST to my must-read pile right away. It sounds amazing.

Now to enter you need to know my lucky number! FIVE.  Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Blue and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


***BUT BEFORE YOU CONTINUE ON YOUR QUEST!!!! Leave a comment below and be entered to win a copy of A HOLD ON ME (book 1 in the Dark Heart series)!***


To keep going on the hunt, you need to check out the next author, JESSICA GUNN


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Happy Book Birthday THERE ONCE WERE STARS by Melanie McFarlane!!!

Release Day Celebration: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane with Giveaway



Happy Release Day to

There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane!

Join us in celebrating this new release from Month9Books!

Enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.

Happy Book Birthday, Melanie!




Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?

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There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane Publication Date: April 26, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books

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Whether it’s uncovering the corruption of the future, or traveling to other worlds to save the universe, Melanie McFarlane jumps in with both hands on her keyboard. Though she can be found obsessing over zombies and orcs from time to time, Melanie has focused her powers on her upcoming YA trilogy: THERE ONCE WERE STARS and her YA urban fantasy series: SUMMONER RISING.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Hello Everyone! Hope you are excited as I am, because we have less than two weeks until the Spring 2016 New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins!

Here are the Spring 2016 #NewASH teams:
Team Blue S2016
Team Red S2016
Team Purple S2016

I hope you all are as excited as I am! The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins at Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, April 28th and runs through Sunday, May 1st. Be sure to visit for more information and the prize listings.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Cover reveal: BEYOND YOUR TOUCH (Dark Heart book 2) & Giveaway!

I’m so excited to finally share the cover for  

BEYOND YOUR TOUCH (Dark Heart book 2)

Coming August 30th from Kensington Books


She wants more than he can promise.
His desires could lead to betrayal.
But without each other, neither can survive the dangers ahead.

Annie Freemont knows this isn’t the right time to get involved with a man like Chase. After years of distrust, she’s finally drawing close to her estranged family, and he’s an employee on their estate in Maine. Though she never intended to stay on the estate for long, her father’s illness and the mysteries surrounding her family made leaving impossible. And now with the newfound hope of rescuing her long-missing mother, Annie’s determined to be involved with the family’s plans one way or another.

If only she could keep her mind off Chase and focus on the impending rescue. But there’s something about the enigmatic Chase that she can’t resist. And she’s not the only woman. Annie fears a seductive stranger who is key to safely freeing her mother is also obsessed with him. As plans transform into action and time for a treacherous journey into a strange world draws near, every move Annie makes will test the one bond she’s trusted with her secrets, her desires—and her heart.

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!!!!!Cover Reveal Giveaway!!!


Share this entire post or a link to it on your blog or any social media. Then come back and leave a comment telling me where you've shared. Each place shared will count for 1 entry!!! 

Closes April 10th at Noon! 

Randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of a pre-order of BEYOND YOUR TOUCH or a copy of A HOLD ON ME!

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to ARTIFICIAL by Jadah McCoy!!

Curiosity Quills is excited to announce the release of Artificial (The Kepler Chronicles, 1), by debut author, Jadah McCoy. Artificial is a new adult Science Fiction.


She struggles to feel human. In 2256, the only remnants of civilization on Earth’s first colonized planet, Kepler, are the plant-covered buildings and the nocturnal, genetically spliced bug-people nesting within them: the Cull. During the day, Syl leaves her home in the sewers beneath Elite City to scavenge for food, but at night the Cull come looking for a meal of their own. Syl thought gene splicing died with the Android War a century ago. She thought the bugs could be exterminated, Elite city rebuilt, and the population replenished. She’s wrong. Whoever engineered the Cull isn’t done playing God. Syl is abducted and tortured in horrific experiments which result in her own DNA being spliced, slowly turning her into one of the bugs. Now she must find a cure and stop the person responsible before every remaining man, woman, and child on Kepler is transformed into the abomination they fear. He struggles not to. For Bastion, being an android in the sex industry isn’t so bad. Clubbing beneath the streets of New Elite by day and seducing the rich by night isn’t an altogether undesirable occupation. But every day a new android cadaver appears in the slum gutters, and each caved in metal skull and heap of mangled wires whittles away at him. Glitches—androids with empathy—are being murdered, their models discontinued and strung up as a warning. Show emotion, you die. Good thing Bastion can keep a secret, or he would be the next body lining the street. He can almost live with hiding his emotions. That is, until a girl shows up in the slums—a human girl, who claims she was an experiment. And in New Elite, being a human is even worse than being a Glitch. Now Bastion must help the girl escape before he becomes victim to his too-human emotions, one way or another.


About the Author


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Jadah currently lives in Nashville, TN and works as a legal coordinator. When not babysitting attorneys, she can be found juicing her brain for creative ideas or fantasizing about her next trip out of the country (or about Tom Hiddleston as Loki - it’s always a toss up when she fantasizes). She grew up in rural Arkansas, yet can still write good and sometimes even wears shoes! She did date her first cousin for a while but they decided against marriage for the sake of the gene pool. Her true loves are elephants, cursing, and sangria - in that order. If you find an elephant that curses like a sailor whilst drinking sangria, you’re dangerously close to becoming her next romantic victim - er, partner. She cut her writing teeth on badly written, hormone-driven fanfiction (be glad that’s out of her system), and her one true dream is to have wildly erotic fanfiction with dubious grammar written about her own novels. Please make her dreams come true.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Seven Days Review! Upcoming Cover Reveal.

Thrilled to discover that Margot Harrison has included A HOLD ON Me in her Page 32: Seven Short Book Reviews in Seven Days.  Check it out here.

Also, coming up on Friday, April 8th, the cover for BEYOND YOUR TOUCH  (Dark Heart, book 2) will be reveal. I can’t wait to share it. It’s so amazing, sexy and perfect.

And, on a personal note, the puppy is getting to be a grown up girl. Five months this week!