miercuri, 30 ianuarie 2013
Author Jennifer Armentrout writing as J Lynn’s FRIGID, in which two lifelong friends, a guitar-strumming bad boy and a cautious bookworm, find themselves snowed in together over winter break and can no longer ignore the red-hot chemistry between them, that can melt snow but may also destroy their friendship
Coming August 2013
Spencer Hill Press
This is a New Adult novel (NA)
Digital will release in August 2013
Print in November 2013
Teaser 1:trong arms wrapped around my waist from behind. I was pulled off the stool and my surprised shriek was cut off when my back hit an immoveable wall of muscle. I wasenveloped in a bear hug that smelled of the outdoors and light cologne.
Only one person in this world gave me hugs like this or felt that hard… that good.
Kyler’s deep voice rumbled through my body. “When did you get here?”
My feet still weren’t touching the floor. “A little bit ago,” I gasped out, gripping his forearms through his sweater.
“What the hell? Have you been hiding from me?”
Paul leaned back against the bar and grinned, but it was strained. Not that I could blame him. Kyler kind of always busted in and took over every situation. “I haven’t been hiding,” I told him, flushing when my eyes met Paul’s. “And can you put me down?”
“What if I don’t?” he teased. “You’re so little I could put you in my pocket.”
“What?” I laughed. “Put me down, you idiot. I was having a conversation.”
“Sorry, Paul, I’m stealing her.” Kyler backed away, giving me no choice, because there was no way I was breaking his hold. He turned, dropping into a chair nowhere near the table he’d been at, pulling me into his lap so I was sitting sideways. He looped his arms around my waist. “I’m not happy with you, Syd.”
I arched a brow as my heart rate picked up. He was the only person who called me Syd; the only person I let call me that without kicking them in the shin. “Really? Over what?”
“You’re talking to that douche.”
He leaned in, resting his forehead against mine, and my breath stalled in my chest. Why must he always get so damn close? And he really, truly, always did. “Paul.”
“What about him?” I put my hands on his shoulders to push back, but his arms tightened, holding me in place. “Are you drunk?”
“Am I drunk? Aw, now you’ve gone and hurt my feelings, Syd.”
I smirked. “You don’t have any feelings.”
“Now. Now. That wasn’t very nice.” His impossibly long lashes lowered, shielding his eyes as he lifted his head, rubbing his cheek along mine. My fingers dug into his shoulders as desire twisted tight in my center. “I have all these feels, Syd.”
It took me a moment to respond. “You’re so full of it.”
He rubbed his cheek against me like a cat seeking a belly rub, and I fought the urge to purr. “I’m full of something.”
“Piss and vinegar?” I suggested as I desperately tried to ignore the way my pulse pounded in all the right places.”
He chuckled deep in his throat as he leaned back against the seat he took hostage. “Back to the serious nature of our conversation.”
“Which is: why are you playing Santa right now?”
Kyler’s lashes lifted and his eyes drilled into mine. “Hmm, now that sounds interesting. Have you’ve been naughty or nice this year, Syd?”
I opened my mouth, but nothing came out. My cheeks burned as his gaze turned knowing.
“I know what you’ve been.” He kissed my forehead. “You’ve been nice.”
My shoulders slumped. I didn’t want to be nice. I wanted to be naughty like Blondie. When she’d been in his lap minutes before, I doubted Kyler had been teasing her. Maybe I should scoop some ice up and see what he did, except that would require me doing so out of a random glass and that was just gross.
As soon as we stepped outside, harsh wind smacked me in the face. I gasped. “Holy crap, it’s cold as balls out here!”
“Balls are not cold, Syd. Trust me,” said Kyler. “Didn’t I say you should wear a coat?”
“Bah!” I pulled free and started stomping through the fresh snow that had fallen since we went in. It was only a couple of inches, but I was kicking it up everywhere. “We should have driven down here.”
“You wanted to walk.” He pulled his hoodie over his head. “Here—put this on.”
I shook my head and started down the hill, but Kyler sighed as he stepped in front of me, his jaw set in a determined line. “Lift your arms.”
“What if I say no?”
His lips twitched as he held his hoodie out. “I’ll hold you down and dress you.”
That kind of sounded fun. Actually, Kyler holding me down and undressing me sounded even better. I sighed, completely lost in the fantasy. We could be like snow bunnies getting it on.
Kyler stepped closer, tipping his chin down. “What are you thinking about?”
“Snow bunnies,” I replied.
He let out a deep laugh. “Come on, lift your arms and tell me why you drank so much. Please?”
“Since you said please…” I lifted my arms and felt him step forward. He slipped the opening over my head and then moved onto the arms. “I just wanted to have fun.”
“Nothing wrong with that.” He got my left arm into the sleeve and then he started working on the right arm, his brows furrowed in concentration. “But you had fun before without drinking so much.”
“So?” I balled my fist, and he sighed, trying to work the sleeve around it. I giggled as I straightened out my hand. “What’s the big deal?
“There isn’t one.” He tugged the hoodie down and it swamped me, ending just above my knees. “There you go.”
When I looked up, he’d stepped back and he had this strange look on his face—like approval. “Aren’t you cold?”
He shrugged, stretching the material of the black thermal he’d had on under the hoodie. “I’ll be fine.”
I opened my mouth to say okay, but something totally different came out. “I don’t want to be boring anymore.”
“What? Shit.” Kyler thrust his fingers through his hair. “Baby, you’re not boring.”
“Yes. I am.”
His eyes pinched at the corners. “Sydney, you are so far from that. I shouldn’t have said that shit in the car. You’re perfect—”
“Just the way I am?” I finished for him. “Isn’t that from Bridget Jones?”
“Maybe.” One side of his lips tipped up.
“You are such a vagina.”
Kyler nudged me. “But seriously, Syd—”
“I don’t want to talk.” I was suddenly about a thousand times uncomfortable. Walking again, I heard him keep pace with me a few steps behind. “Talk. Talk. Talk,” I muttered.
Snow was starting to come down again, a steady light shower that coated my head and shoulders. I had an urge to tip my head back and catch snowflakes on my tongue, but I ended up throwing my arms out, tipping my head back and belting out, “If you want a woman with a tight little kitty then find one with itty bitty titties!”
Kyler got an arm around my waist, laughing. “God, you are so trashed.”
“You haven’t heard of the song.” I leaned into him, wrapping my arms around his waist, but my grip ended up around his thighs. Odd. “It’s by Haven Palen Pole.”
He held me up. “That would be David Allen Coe, baby.”
I frowned. “That’s what I said.”
“Whatever you say.”
We walk—or shuffled along—about a yard and then I walked straight into a post office box. I grunted. “Son of a bitch jumped right out in front of me!”
Kyler stopped, shaking his head. “You are a hazard to yourself right now.”
“I’m fine.” I waved him off, edging around the tricky inanimate object as I shot it a dark look. “I’m watching you.”
“Let me help you,” he offered. “Okay? I’ll get us both home in one piece and keep us far away from ninja post office boxes.”
Sounded like a good plan, but when Kyler wrapped his arms around my waist and lifted me, practically tossing me over his shoulder, I was so not expecting that. I let out a squeal and immediately started squirming.
“Behave.” He smacked my ass.
He smacked it again, and I got in a good punch in the kidneys. My butt was too cold to really burn, but his grunt brought a smile to my face. This whole position though wasn’t real good for the alcohol sloshing around in my stomach.
Kyler took three steps, and I decided I needed to get down. I reared back suddenly and he stumbled to the side. He stepped into a pile of snow that had been cleared away. I wiggled down his front, causing our legs to tangle.
“What are you doing?” he asked, trying to get a grip on me, but I was like a snake!
“Down.” I swung back and ended up taking our legs right out from underneath us. Kyler twisted at the last moment, taking the brunt of the fall in the drift, and I landed on top of him.
Neither of us moved for a second and then his hands clamped down on my hips. Under me his chest started to move slowly and then faster. Loud laughter barreled out of his throat, bringing a happy smile to my face.
I planted my hands on his chest and lifted my head.
He stared up at me, smiling. My breath caught and I felt dizzy. “You’re beautiful.”
Kyler reached up, brushing my hair from my face and tucking it back behind my ear. “I think that’s my line.”
“You think I’m beautiful?”
His gaze roamed over my face like he was committing every freckle to memory. Giddiness swept through me, like I was caught up in a bubble. “I’ve always thought you were beautiful, Syd.”
The world was bright and shiny and new. “Really?”
“Yeah,” he replied, his hand falling away from my hair, back to my hip. “Yeah, I have.”
There was nothing else for me to do. I only had one option. Kyler said I was beautiful and I’d waited since forever to hear him say that.
So I kissed him
sâmbătă, 26 ianuarie 2013
De la primul la ultimul rând, cartea este pur şi simplu cuceritoare. E amuzantă, plină de suspans, de neprevăzut şi, bineînţeles – în Paris, cel mai romantic oraş al lumii – de dragoste.
Anna este o americancă exilată la Paris (fireşte că în pofida voinţei sale) pentru ultimul an de liceu. Totul e nou, necunoscut şi potenţial de neînţeles, inclusiv şi mai ales limba, iar ea trebuie să-şi măsoare de două ori toate gesturile, toate cuvintele, confuză şi disperată să nu facă vreo gafă. Singură n-ar reuşi, dar, vorba colegei ei din vecini: „de aceea sunt prieteni pe lume”.
Cu grupul de noi prieteni, totul se schimbă radical. Şi mai ales cu St. Claire – hei, care fată ar rămâne insensibilă la o asemenea combinaţie de însuşiri „extra”: bine-făcut, frumos, inteligent, vorbăreţ şi cu un ucigător simţ al umorului? Cu o singură problemă: „St. Claire e deja luat”, are o iubită. Anna îşi repetă „suntem doar buni prieteni, suntem doar buni prieteni”, dar sentimentele, reciproce, devin de neînlăturat.
Ezitări, îndrăzneli, îndoieli, interpretări greşite, întâmplări vesele şi triste, reacţii-surpriză şi un îndelung amânat sărut – tot arsenalul seducţiei şi tot jocul dragostei, bine dozat şi excelent temporizat. Cum mărturisea o cititoare vrăjită: „E una din acele cărţi pe care le citeşti şi îţi spui: Sper să mi se întâmple şi mie asta! Sper să întâlnesc şi eu pe cineva aşa! Sper să am şi eu prieteni ca aceştia!”
Trăiesc într-o lume lipsită de magie sau miracole. Într-un loc în care nu există clarvăzători sau vârcolaci, nici îngeri sau băieți supranaturali care să te salveze. Un loc unde oamenii mor, muzica e distrusă, iar lucrurile, în general, sunt nașpa. Sunt atât de țintuită la pământ de greutatea realității, încât mă întreb câteodată cum mai am puterea să-mi mişc picioarele pentru a merge înainte.
Fosta minune a pianului Nastya Kashnikov vrea două lucruri: să-și termine liceul fără să afle cineva despre trecutul ei și să-l facă pe tipul care i-a luat totul - identitatea, spiritualitatea, voința de a trăi – să plătească.
Povestea Josh Bennett nu este un secret: fiecare persoană pe care a iubit-o a dispărut din viața lui până când, la vârsta de șaptesprezece ani, a rămas singur. Acum, tot ce vrea este să fie lăsat în pace, iar oamenii îi permit pentru că atunci când numele tău este sinonim cu moartea, toată lumea tinde să păstreze distanța.
Toată lumea, mai puțin Nastya, fata misterioasă, nouă în școală, care începe să se arate peste tot și nu renunță până când nu îi ocupă fiecare aspect al vieții. Dar cu cât o cunoaște mai bine, cu atât mai enigmatică devine pentru el. În timp ce relația lor se intensifică și întrebările fără răspuns încep să se adune, Josh începe să se întrebe dacă-i va afla vreodată secretele - sau dacă chiar își dorește să le afle.
Marea Liniștii este o poveste intensă și incredibil de imaginat despre un băiat singuratic, o fată fragilă emoțional și miracolul celei de-a doua șanse.
Am citit ambele carti si sunt exceptionale !!!!Cu siguranta Editura Epica va avea succes cu asemenea carti :)!!!
miercuri, 23 ianuarie 2013
Bonnie and Clyde meets IF I STAY in this addictively heart-wrenching story of two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts.
They’re young. They’re in love. They’re on the run.
Zoe wants to save Will as much as Will wants to save Zoe. When Will turns eighteen, they decide to run away together. But they never expected their escape to be so fraught with danger....
When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.
Nobody But Us, told in alternating perspectives from Will and Zoe, is an unflinching novel, in turns heartbreaking and hopeful, about survival, choices, and love...and how having love doesn’t always mean that you get a happy ending. Described as “beautiful, heartbreaking, and exhilarating” by Kody Keplinger, author of The DUFF, Nobody But Us will prove irresistible to fans of Nina Lacour, Jenny Han, and Sara Zarr.
Release date: January 29, 2013
I love the cover.
Zoe is a teenager who is constantly physically abused every day by her father which is alcoholic and her mother is dead.She decides to run away with her boyfriend Will and she hopes to have a good life with him and to be happy. She loves Will because he is caring and loving with her and she believes in him to take care of her.She sometimes is afraid of him because he has anger management issues because he loves her.
Will is teenager which was abodoned by his mother and has jumped from one foster family to another throughout his life.He wants to save Zoe because he loves her and wants to protect her from her father and to offer her a good life and chance to go to college. Will wants to makes her happy and to have a family with her.He thinks that he doesn't deserve to be loved because in the past he made mistakes but he thinks that Zoe is the person which deserve to be happy and he wants that she to run away with him and to take care of her.They save each other
They protect each other and trust each other.They are very young and they made huge mistakes.
I don't like the ending but I think that was perfect for this book. It was a interesting reading.
Thank you Kristin for this ebook
Kristin Halbrook is a Seattleite who loves good coffee, good food, good music, good sports, good causes, and good reads. She’s both intense and a goofball, introverted and gregarious. Nobody But Us is her debut novel.
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marți, 22 ianuarie 2013
vineri, 18 ianuarie 2013
Our memories. They cherish the most unforgettable moments of our history. And they also keep some things that can’t be forgotten. But one day you realize that yesterday should be left in the past. Because tomorrow your new life begins, and you go back to the drawing board.
A love story of Evan Murray and Tara Mackenzie. A story that should last forever. But forever – is too long for one short human’s life…
joi, 17 ianuarie 2013
After a car accident--an event he considers a prank gone bad--pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.
Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a 'nice' guy.
Funny thing is...Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he’d never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone, and helps his new bestie with her own makeover.
She tortures him daily for ridiculous guy advice on how to snag her life-long crush. A guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere, and sadly, one who has taken note of Vere’s transformation.
When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can’t resist...
And that’s when things get out of control...
High School Romance, first love, sweet romance
Vere is a sweet girl naive and very shy.She has a normal family and a Charlie her big brother protective and loving with her.I like the relationship between them they love each other and tease each other.
Vere is very shy and she can't talk with Curtis her love from childhood and for that she needs the help of the Hunter Kennedy aka Dustin because she can talk with him and can pass over her shyness with him.She spend time with Hunter because he needs her help to became a nerd and Hunter helped her with her shyness. But they become best friends and they has fun together. I love the relationship between them because they care for each other and they can be who they are when they are together.
Hunter aka Dustin is a sweet boy loving and king and he loves music and to be a pop star.He fell in love with Vere because she is a different girl and she is sincere with him and doesn't use him.He made true friends on Colorado Charlie and Jenna.He feel in love with the innocence of the Vere.He is having fun with Vere.Now Hunter wants to live to be with Vere and to enjoy life.
This book was amazing.Thank you for the book
Welcome to my blog Anne!!!
Interview with Anne !!!!
1) Please tell us something about you and about your book Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
Hi! Unmaking Hunter Kennedy is about a teen pop music star who finds himself very depressed and alone to the point where he's wrecked his car and attempted suicide. While he's taking a forced 'rest' he finds out who he really is and falls in love with a girl from a small town.
Hunter is being forced by his mom to leave his band and live in a small town in Colorado with his aunt. To make it work, his manager asks him to be in disguise until the press blows over. They do not want anyone knowing he is in Colorado. The girl next door, Vere Roth, and her brother, Charlie, are brought in to help him come up with a disguise. They decide to make him a geek. But once he's made over, he discovers he likes being 'invisible'. He also slowly discovers he's in love with Vere.
Hunter does nothing about his feelings for Vere because he knows she's too sweet for him and will be going back to work soon. Also, Vere has a crush on another guy and thinks Hunter is just her best guy friend. Vere tortures Hunter for 'guy' advice, and he helps her come out of her shyness and sadly, the other guy takes notice and asks Vere out on a date. But when Vere asks her best friend Hunter for kissing advice, things get way out of control...
This book was an idea I had while watching MTV/and other entertainment news-shows. I, like everyone else, love watching the lives of the stars unfold. Now with social media, there is even more exposure to the teen stars on TV--actors and musicians. Sometimes, as they get older, their lives fall apart, or they commit suicide because of depression, use of too many drugs/alcohol or end up with a terrible life as they get older. And all of this happens while the whole world watches and makes comments. There are so many TV show's where they take a normal teen/singer/home cook/ and they transform them into a star. With Hunter Kennedy, I wondered if a child actor/singer could ever be UNMADE. Get out of the spotlight, and start over with a different life? You will have to read the book to find out, but I'm sure with social media so strong you all already know the answer to that is 'no'. But that doesn't mean a famous rock star can't meet and fall in love with the girl next door. It's everyone's dream, isn't it? My daughter (15) wishes every day Harry Styles from One Direction would move into the house next door and fall in love with her right now! :)
2) When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? I wanted to be a writer my whole life, but my parents were not fans of the idea. They thought it was simply a hobby and that I would go out and get a 'BETTER' job to make money. I wrote and wrote as a child, but eventually gave up trying. I followed their advice and worked many other jobs before finding the courage to be a writer and take a chance.
3)What are you hoping to achieve with your novels? 7)Please tell us something about your book Almost>
(eeks I put these both in the same answer…sorry)
First, I love to make people fall in love. I like to inspire butterflies flying around heads and hearts. Romance. Falling in love. Those are my favorite things. But, I like to write stories about characters who are hurt, or wounded (inside or out) or who had something happen to them in the past where they think they are now broken, and possibly not able to love or be loved. Because we, as people are all like that. We all have something sad, or dark or an event in our lives that hurt us somehow. Changed us somehow.. I love to take those characters and find their soul mates. I love to write couples that are destined to be together even though on the surface they might be worlds apart.
My first book, Almost, is about a girl who was 'ALMOST' raped while in the first year of high school. Although it is not a true story about me (as many think) my best friend was actually raped when we were both in high school by the brother of a friend. It was terrible and sad and always haunted us as we grew older. I never forgot how she and I never told anyone--never reported it. My friend, of course, will carry what happened to her forever. :( With Almost, I did want to write a book about a girl who was hurt, and who never got over the pain of that hurt. This is the truth of any violence against women. You don't ever get over the pain and you can wait your whole life to forget. But women and girls are so strong. So many learn how to walk on. Live lives (as my friend did) and fall in love again. Trust someone again with your heart and your soul… I wanted a character who would live her life even though there might always be a small shadow on her heart because of the events of the past. Women survivors show us every day we decide, inside of us, how far we can fly and how beautifully we can trust love in the future. The violence was not a choice, not fair, random, and terrible… but how we transform after, and how we carry the pain can be an area of strength, not weakness. I wanted to inspire anyone who was hurt and still in a very sad, dark place, to see there is some hope but that hope, and that strength is inside of us.
In Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, it is a similar topic of a teen going through a recovery. This time recovering from depression. Hunter while depressed, hurts himself, hurts his mom by shutting her out and finds himself in a very alone place when he gets to Colorado. When the book opens he does not like what he did and he feels bad/guilty about it. He wonders if he deserves even to be liked by his new friend Vere, and it takes him time to believe he might have a shot with her. Vere, with her simple acceptance of him--with her ability to be herself--shows him how to live differently. She helps Hunter realize he's okay, just how he is and with all of his scars and she gives him the courage to hope for love.
4)Which is your favorite book and favorite author?
There are too many to list. I've never been able to 'get over' thinking about the characters in Graceling by Kristin Cashore's fantasy. I also adore the character of 'death' from The Book Thief'. But at my core, I'm a romance reader. I love all the romance writers out there and so I can't list just one. So…favorite book: ROMANCE Favorite Author: ALL xo
5) Outside of writing what you do for fun?
I read. I stare at my Kindle and hug it? It's sad, but all my personal fun is centered around books. I LOVE going to old bookshops and find really old romance novels from the 1800-1900's. I love to teach writing to teens at local programs and have done some of that. Movies are awesome, but I'm bored if there is no romance and (of course) if the movie was made from a book, I'm doubly happy! Otherwise, I just enjoy hanging with my family, doing whatever the kids want to do is 'fun' for me these days also.
6)Where do you get the motivation to keep writing and doing what you love?
It's easy to be motivated to write, but the hard part is actually finishing a book all the way to the end. I am always starting a new story in favor of finishing one of the others. It's quite difficult to stay motivated especially when you are a mom and you work from home. There is always a child, or a dirty car, dishes, laundry pile or the school calling for help, or an email, a phone call, or a neighbor or some such thing looking at you and needing your help that tries to pull me away from writing. I actually have to drive away and hide at coffee shops so I do not see my messy house, otherwise I can't get enough writing done. When I am home and all of these things are around me, I feel distracted and can't focus.
I highly recommend the biggest, ear-covering headphones you can find.
8)Do you need some background when you write?
I do need music. (with headphones) I can only listen to songs with no lyrics (usually classical) when I write because songwriters are the BEST writers in the world. I get caught up in their words and just listen and dream. As for characters and backgrounds, I do extensive character profiles and work before I start writing, and even then, a lot of the first pages that I write are thrown away as I figure out the 'voice' of who is speaking. I think this is why I am such a slow writer. I can't write the story until I've got the voice figured out of each character.
9)What's next for you?--
I'm looking forward to 2013 because my awesome agents have sold my book, Almost to be in print and translated and will be in Turkey and in Germany! Because I started out as an 'indie' published author, I can't believe this has happened to me! It is a huge dream come true (as is just having an agent--another dream!). I"m also working on another young adult (a romance, no surprise there)…but that is all I can say. I'm pretty shy about talking about them until it's a whole book and I'm satisfied with it, because what if, half way through, I just throw it away and start over?
10) Please leave a message for your readers.
What to say to my readers besides thank you? This past year has been like a dream for me to finally get to have my stories live and in the world for people to find. I worked so long (7 years) to make it happen. So when readers started contacting me and saying they liked my stories, it was beyond anything I could have imagined. I'm so grateful that readers world-wide love romance. Love books. Love reading and romance. I'm also want them to know writers…we are just like them. Readers also and people who do work hard and try. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail but I hope I don't disappoint readers with my next one. This is where the pressure is for me…so many people loved Almost and Unmaking Hunter Kennedy, I feel like I have to work extra hard on the next book to make them happy because they've made me so happy? Does that make any sense?
I hope so. Thanks so much for having me on this blog tour and letting me 'stop' here! xo xo
Thank you for your interview and for stopping today on my blog!!!
luni, 14 ianuarie 2013
If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it’s to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn’t hurt either.
Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora’s life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter. In Alaska. Basically she’s a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the job… by hand.
Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire. And if he’s a vampire, will she be forced to kill him?
For ages 16+
Aurora was a normal girl which hate high school and want to go to college.She have a good relationship with her mother but her father is a jerk with her because he leaves her when she needs him.
She suffered a accident and the government agents saves her from death.She become a vampire hnuter and his life change forever.She doesn't trust in the agents because they force her to kill vampires.She likes Dante because she is like her and she trust in him because he is sincere with her.
She fell in love with Fane a atractive boy from her school and she feel happy and safe when he is around her and she feel normal with him.When she found out that he is a vampire she protects him from the agents and she wants that him to be safe.
I don't like that she doesn't trust in Fane.
Fane knows that she is a vampire hunter and he protect her because he loves her.
It was a interesting reading.
Thank you Nikki for this arc !!!
Welcome to my blog Nikki Jefford !!!
Interview with Nikki !
Although I’m stuck at home more often than not these days, I love adventure, foreign travel, and dressing up. In four and a half years I’m turning 40.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
Fifth grade is when I consciously knew I wanted to be an author. I was painfully shy growing up. My mom remarried when I was six and we ended up moving all over the West Coast – a new school, sometimes two, every year. Creating characters kept me company. If there wasn’t a book in my hands, there were stories in my head.
What are you hoping to achieve with your novels?
Entertainment and escapism. My readers are college students and nurses; young women who grew up in abusive households like mine; young mothers and professionals who work their buns off whether raising a family or doing the nine to five.
I am honored every time I hear from one of my readers saying that my books provide a pleasurable escape from the daily grind.
Which is your favorite book and favorite author?
I have many favorite books and authors. Everything from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to Karina Halle’s Experiment in Terror series. Some recent favorites: Anna Dressed in Blood, The Hunger Games trilogy, The Game of Thrones series, Pushing the Limits, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, This is Not a Test, The Snow Child, and Divergent.
Outside of writing what you do for fun?
Read! ;) Take long daily walks; bake; watch TV series; correspond with readers, writers, and family; travel when I can afford it; ride my scooter (during the two months of summer!); daydream; and dance in the living room.
Where do you get the motivation to keep writing and doing what you love?
Writing is my passion. If I’m not tapping out a story, I’m dreaming up dialogue while walking, cooking, or working at my day job.
Which is your ideal day as an author?
Wake up early and eat a big breakfast with a pot of black lavender tea. Write from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Break for lunch. Take Cosmo for a long walk. Answer emails, tweet, blog, etc. Make dinner and chow down with my husband. Then finish it all off with a glass of wine while pleasure reading.
Do you need some background when you write?
Coming up with a rough outline for each book has served me well. I also research things such as spells and amulets for the Spellbound series, and vampire myths and viruses for Aurora Sky.
What's next for you?
I’m about a week away from finishing Enchantment, the final book in the Spellbound series. After that I need to get to work on the second Aurora Sky.
Please leave a message for your readers.
You are the bubbles in my champagne! J It is an honor to entertain you.
And on one final note I’d like to mention to all readers out there: Independent authors thrive on word of mouth. Even one short sentence stating what you liked/didn't like in an Amazon or Goodreads review makes a difference. Thank you for making it possible for indies to continue writing and entertaining readers.
Thank you for your interview and for stopping today on my blog
duminică, 13 ianuarie 2013
Set in the romantic and death-defying world of the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy, this digital original novella follows Jules, a brooding, immortal French artist who has fallen in love with his best friend’s girlfriend.
Jules Marchenoir is a revenant-an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He’s spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum’s Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for
Jules’s Point of View Piece
miercuri, 9 ianuarie 2013
Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship's interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water.
I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position.
Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. "You don't know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?" A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.
In this book Evie meets her father Tau and fight against Brennus which he want's her as his queen.I hate Brennus.But Evie isn't alone she has her friends and her lover Reed.
Reed is her aspire and she just wants to be with him but Tau doesn't want that she to be with Reed but they fight for their relationship.The love between them is so strong and sweet.
Reed is my favorite character he is loyal loving and protective.He will do anything for Evie and he will fight with anyone for Evie.The love between them is so strong and sweet.He is happy when he has Evie in his arms.
He is perfect for her.He is very protective with his new family Zephyr Bruns Brownie Russel and Anya
Anya is a new character in this series and I love her.She is sweet and smart and she loves Russel because he is her aspire and she knows him from Paradise.She is hurt when Russel doesn't recognise her and when he is a jerk with her.But Ruseel feel the need to protect her because somewhere he knows that she is very important fot him and
I love the book Incendiary and the series.Thank you Amy for this ebook.
Welcome to my blog Amy and thank you for your interview and for stopping today on my blog.
Interview with Amy Bartol.
1) Please tell us something about you?
I’m an indie author, but I started my career by querying agents. There’s a very good reason why I self-publish my manuscript. It has to do with a dog.
When I first wrote Inescapable, I had a different working title for it: The Evolution of Evie. Evie was 170,000 words, more or less, and for about the first three or four months I sent out query letters to literary agents touting this. (A query letter is like a résumé for a manuscript.) Needless to say, I rarely got a response and when I did, it was a form rejection letter.
Then one day, an agent sent me a rejection letter stating that my manuscript was “way too long.” I did some research and discovered that, unless you are a previously published author, you have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting your book published with that word count. (Naïve thy name is Amy.)
By this time, I was almost finished with my second book that was longer than the first. (Lucky me.) Anyway, I did a few rewrites and got my manuscript down to around 135,000 words, but I still wasn’t getting any interest. Finally, I pared my book down to 105,000 words. I sent out about 20 queries and I had an almost immediate response. One of the agencies asked for a query, twenty-five pages of the manuscript, and a brief synopsis. I sent it. A week later, this agency requested the entire manuscript. So, I’m totally geeked, right! You bet your ass right! Someone was finally reading my novel!
Furiously, I researched this agency that was considering representing me and found that one of my most favorite authors (I mean, he is a book-writing machine) is a client of this agency. You notice that I haven’t named this author or the agency; this is because I respect the author and his work and do not wish to taint it. I also do not bear the agency any ill will, so they will remain anonymous, too. Anyway, it’s really not about this amazing author, it’s about his dog. You see, this author has a dog; I think it’s either a yellow lab or a golden retriever (sorry, I don’t have a fact checker) and this author’s dog is also a client of this agency. A client…as in: the dog is an author. (I am so not making this up, if I was, I would have to make it more believable, but because it is nonfiction, it doesn’t have to make sense.) Apparently, this talented canine has penned a manuscript that reveals the “true spirit of Christmas.” Good for her! At this point, I’m super psyched, right, because these people are giving book deals to dogs! (I can’t lose!) They have to give one to me, too! (Naïve, thy name is Amy.)
About a month later, I received my rejection letter stating that I was not a “good fit for the agency at this time,” which left me to think: I must be the worst writer in the world if a dog can get a book deal and I can’t. That was my first thought. My next thought was: maybe I’ve been too harsh with my criticism. Maybe this dog is really talented and mystical and has discovered some insight on a holiday that most of my relatives manage to screw up annually and with aplomb. (Ha, ha.)
Mystical dogs aside, it was for me the deciding factor in my decision to self-publish. I could have sent out more queries, but I didn’t like my book at 105,000 words and I was trying to please people I don’t understand. At the end of the day, I want to like what I write and it took a dog to teach me that. So, maybe it is a mystical dog after all.
2) When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I never thought I'd be an author. I still can't believe that I have actually accomplished it. I read a lot of books and when those books end, the stories don't end for me. I find myself still living in the world the author created.
In 2007, I was inspired to write after reading Markus Zusak’s book entitled I Am The Messenger. It’s about Ed Kennedy, an underage cabdriver who has a coffee-drinking dog named The Doorman and a secret crush on his best friend Audrey. Ed has a peaceful routine until the day he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. After that day, Ed becomes the messenger.
The book, written in the first person present tense, was funny and heart pounding and sad and euphoric. It read like you could step into Ed’s shoes, breathe his air, see what he is seeing. In short, it was amazing. But, there was a message at the end of the story that struck me as if it was written just for me. It says, quote: “Maybe everyone can live beyond what they’re capable of…I’m not the messenger at all. I’m the message.”
I knew instantly that I had to try to write a book because maybe I was able to live beyond what I always thought I was capable of.
I didn't realize I wanted to be a “writer” at first; I only knew that I wanted to see if I could produce a story worth reading. I know it sounds counterintuitive because you'd think that it would be a logical conclusion that I wrote a book so I could be a writer, but for me, it was more like I became a writer because I had to write a book—I had to tell a story. I didn't have “be a writer” aspirations, maybe I did when I was younger, but when I began writing Inescapable there was no real fantasy of becoming an author. Inescapable just began as an experiment to see if I could write a book—I wanted to see if I was capable of writing a story and then LIKING what I wrote.
3) What inspired the Premonition series?
I've been a really avid reader of the paranormal fantasy genre for a while now. I was obsessed with Odd Thomas, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter to name a few, so I knew I wanted to write a story that took place in the “real world,” but which also had supernatural elements to it.
While reading “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, I stumbled across a stanza that had the word “Seraphim” in it. I was annoyed that I didn't know exactly what that word meant because I'm preoccupied with words. I googled it and found that Seraphim are angels, and not just any angels; they're the highest rank of angels in Heaven. Angels have ranks? I had thought. Really? I did some research and discovered that a theologian in the fifth century named Pseudo-Dionysius the Aeropagite wrote about a hierarchy of angels. The angels from my stories are loosely based on Pseudo-Dionysius' writings, but I took a lot of poetic license in my writing.
4) What is your favorite book and favorite author?
If I were to choose a favorite book, it would have to be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. James Fraser is my favorite book boyfriend. Enough said?
5) Outside of writing what you do for fun?
I’ve become a social media freak. You can usually find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Goodreads, and my website (www.amyabartol.com). I answer questions and respond to comments that readers leave me. I love it. It takes me longer now because there seems to have been an explosion of comments lately, but I try to respond to as many people as I can.
6) Where do you get the motivation to keep writing and doing what you love?
When I started, I didn’t think that I could write one book, let alone two. As I said before, Inescapable was an experiment to see if I could do it. Once I finished Inescapable, I was sure it was a fluke. That scared me because writing had become an exquisite escape for me. I didn’t want that to end. I started writing Intuition right away because I thought I was going to run out of things to write about if I didn’t. As it turns out, the reality is that I can’t stop writing. It’s an addiction, a compulsion—a need. I read like that, too. It doesn’t matter if it’s four o’clock in the morning, if the book is good; I’m going to keep reading.
7) What is your ideal day as an author?
My ideal day as an author would be one wherein my family wouldn’t need me for anything and all my social media obligations were fulfilled. I could wake up in the morning, workout for an hour or so, and then write for as long as I wanted. (I’m the most creative after a workout.)
8) Do you need some background when you write?
First of all, let me just explain my writing style for a second. I’m what most people in the industry refer to as a “Pantser.” There are “Plotters” and there are “Pantsers.” Plotters meticulously plot out the outline to their stories chapter by chapter or plot point by plot point and adhere to them. Pantsers, on the other hand, start with maybe an idea of what will happen and then they write something completely different. I’m definitely a Pantser. No question. I am often surprised by what happens in my stories.
I start off with just a general idea of the plot of the story and I work from there. If the setting needs to change, then I research the location as I go along. It generally takes me about four months to write the rough draft for each novel.
9) What's next for you?
I plan to write the Fifth book in the Premonition Series entitled Iniquity. I hope to release it by summer of 2013. I also plan to publish the first book in a new series.
Kricket is a working title for a manuscript I wrote in 2010. I wrote it in tandem with Incendiary. I’d write a couple of chapters of Incendiary, and then toggle over to Kricket and write a few chapters of it. I did that because I was afraid that after writing three Premonition Series books the storyline would get stale if I didn’t mix it up. I had also been interested at the time in trying to find an agent to represent my work, so I wrote it with word count in mind. It’s only 90K, which is 50K less than Inescapable. Essentially, Kricket is a dystopian novel with sci-fi and supernatural elements intended for the young adult market.
Seventeen-year-old Kricket Hollowell’s only wish is to find a home where she belongs. An expert at dodging the Chicago Department of Social Services caseworkers who want to force her back into foster care, Kricket is unprepared to avoid Trey and Kyon, soldiers from opposing factions sent from another world to remand her back to their own. Desperate to avoid capture and remain in the city, Kricket trades one cultural prison for another when Trey takes her beyond this reality to an entirely new one. With her uncanny ability to discern truth from lies, Kricket will need every instinct, all her street sense, and the gifts that she has inherited from her priestess mother in order to avoid being controlled and sold to the highest bidder. And...she’ll need Trey.
The thing I really love about this character, Kricket, is that she’s not like Evie. She’s completely ready to smack the taste out of your mouth if you back her into a corner, so she’s fun to write. I have written one book in this series and I plan to make this a trilogy.
10) Please leave a message for your readers.
I never thought that I would get this far in my writing career. I have only one explanation for my success and that is that it comes at the hands of my readers. You have been so generous to me. Since I’m an independent author, I have no publicity machine driving my work. That has been you. You tell your friends, your sisters, your mothers, and your grandmothers to read my stories. I’m so grateful for your support. Never in my wildest dreams could I have conceived of you when I was sitting alone in my room with my computer, dreaming dreams of other worlds. So thank you for being incredibly generous with your time, with your praise, and with your enthusiasm. I am humbled by it and by you.
joi, 3 ianuarie 2013
Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.
A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.
When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's.
The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows
Emma is a broken girl because she lost her boyfriend Daniel and she miss him.She feel lost and empty without him because she was a perfect boyfriend for her and her best friend.
She meet on Alex ,a new boy in her school and she feel drawn to him because he has Daniel's eyes his habits and he knows her nickname.She feel in love with Alex because he is always around her and he is very sweet with her and protective.I like the relationship between them.
When Emma found out the truth about the death of Daniel and the accident of Alex she felt angry and broken but Alex was there to help on Emma to understand that he loves her and the truth doesn't change anything between them
Emma knows that Alex is her soul mate and she now have a new chance to love again without to feel guilty because she loves another man.
It was a intereting read.
I received this e-ARC through Netgalley.
marți, 1 ianuarie 2013
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