Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Interview with Cinthia Ritchie + Giveaway

Today it gives me great pleasure to welcome Cinthia Ritchie, author of Dolls Behaving Badly, which released this month from Grand Central Publishing.

I first met Cinthia in a fiction writing workshop at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1997. Her humorous prose made an instant impression on me. Once in a while you meet someone and know in an instant: She’s the real deal. That was my first impression of Cinthia Ritchie.


Five years later our paths crossed again when I applied for a part-time editorial assistant position at the Anchorage Daily News with the paper’s weekly entertainment magazine. I ended up sharing the position with Cinthia, who had decided to work part-time while she finished up her MFA in creative writing. Although I didn’t get to work directly with Cinthia, I’ll never forget how she could make even a brief calendar listing sparkle with humor and wit. (I was always trying to mimic her style while on the job.)

Cinthia really blew my mittens off with Dolls Behaving Badly. (See my review.)

And now, without further ado, let's get on to the main attraction!


Interview with Cinthia Ritchie

Q: Why did you write Dolls in diary form?

I was a single mother working two jobs and was tired all the time. One night after my son fell asleep I sat in the bathroom and read Sue Kaufman’s Diary of a Mad Housewife (which I love, by the way), and it suddenly occurred to me: What does this woman (the protagonist) have to complain about? She’s married! She doesn’t have to worry about money! She has a housekeeper! 

I started to write a letter to Kaufman, to both let her know what it’s like to be a single mother in Alaska while also thanking her for her book , which had gotten me through so many hard times (read Diary of a Mad Housewife if you have the chance. The pacing and humor is extraordinary), and it morphed into a type of story. As luck would have it, I was attending graduate school at the time and needed to hand in a piece of fiction. I had nothing ready and hurriedly turned in the pages I had written to Kaufman. I was expecting criticism but instead my instructor, Jo-Ann Mapson, said, “This sounds like a novel.”

Reading it over later that night, I realized that it was a novel. And so it began, seven long years of writing and agony.

Q: Carla Richards story is so personal as to give the book a memoir-like quality. What are the biggest differences between you and your main character? Similarities?

I wanted the book to sound like a memoir and worked hard to maintain a distant but confessional tone. Of course, anyone who knows me will notice vast similarities between Carla and me: We were both single mothers, both waitressed at Mexican restaurants, both had gifted sons, and both were struggling to make it in the creative world. (Oddly enough I wrote the entire first draft before realizing that Carla shared my initials, isn’t that funny?)

I suppose in the beginning, Carla was me, or at least a shadow of me. The more I wrote, however, the more she became distinctly herself, and soon she was directing the book, not me. Each night I sat down at my desk with a sense of excitement, a type of wonder: What will Carla do next?

I think Carla is the person I wanted to be, my ideal self, not in her situations, which were messy and scattered and completely her own, but in her strength and her determination. I wanted to be that strong, that giving, and I wasn’t. Yet the more I wrote, the more I slowly took on Carla’s strength. I learned so much about myself, and my strengths and weaknesses, through my own character.


Q: Eating can be a very emotional activity (or rather emotionally induced activity). I love the part baked goods play in the story. (Recipes included.) You consider yourself a lousy cook, but a decent baker. How is baking different from cooking (literally and figuratively)?

I don’t particularly like to cook and basically live on stir-fry, which is absurdly simple: Chop the veggies and throw ‘em in the pan, and that’s that. It’s not easy to mess up a stir-fry, though trust me, I have found ways.
But baking! That has to do with time and patience. It has to do with measuring and mixing and hoping. It has to do with faith. And love. We nourish our spirits when we bake. We allow ourselves to accept sweetness and face it, that’s not an easy thing to do in today’s world.

What I love most about baking is how giving it is. We might cook for ourselves but we usually bake for others. We share parts of ourselves by offering bread and cookies, muffins and cakes. I was raised Catholic, and each week as I accepted the communion host on my tongue I always, always thought of sweets: pies and cream puffs and donuts dripping with sugar.

Baking is feeding my soul.

Q: If Dolls hadn’t been so humorous, I probably would’ve cried my way through rather than laughed. Can you share your thoughts on humor as a form of art and expression?

Well, humor is sadness, isn’t it? We laugh because we need relief, we need to pull ourselves out of our sadness, our despair, the crumbled corners of our own lives. If we were happy all the time, we wouldn’t need to read humorous books—what would be the point?

Humor is an expression of our humanity. It ties us together. Go to a funny movie sometime and look around at the different types of people, all laughing at the same moment. Humor peels away the layers and touches us deep inside. It merges us with people we might not know or even like. It’s a beautiful and strangely solemn thing.

Q: I can’t resist, how did you come up with the design ideas and names of your dirty dolls?

Really, I have no idea. The ideas simply popped in my head as I wrote. Often as I dressed the next morning for my journalism job, I’d flush with shame: What would my editors think if they knew I had spent half the night writing about erotic dolls?

Yet it was also liberating, a way of snubbing my nose at the conservative atmosphere of my day job. It was titillating. It was part of who I really was, a part I normally kept hidden. It was, I suppose, the outrageous meeting the ordinary. 

Q: On a personal note: Carla Richards, the artist, struggled to achieve her dreams while raising her son Jay-Jay. Cinthia Ritchie, the author, raised a son (now in college) while pursuing her writing dreams. What was your son’s reaction to his mother becoming a published novelist?

I know! My life has ended up mirroring my novel—how strange yet cool is that? My son graduates from college this year and he’s pretty excited about my book, though I doubt he’ll read it: Would you read a book written by your mother that features naked doll legs on the cover?

I think he’s proud of me. He was there through the process, witnessed the struggle and saw me forsake sleep and social time. Sometimes he’d wake in the morning to find me asleep at my desk, my head plastered to my keyboard. If anything, I hope that my writing and publishing Dolls Behaving Badly has taught him the importance of following his dreams, of going against the grain, of putting his passions before convention and knowing that the only thing he needs to succeed in life is by being himself. 




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Author Bio:

Cinthia Ritchie is a former journalist and Pushcart Prize nominee who lives and runs mountains in Alaska. She’s a recipient of two Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards, a Connie Boocheever Fellowship, residencies at Hedgebrook, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and Hidden River Arts, and the Brenda Ueland Prose Award, Memoir Prose Award, Sport Literate Essay Award, Northwest PEN Women Creative Nonfiction Award, Drexel Magazine Creative Nonfiction Award, Once Written Grand Prize Award and a Faulkner Wisdom Creative Writing Finalist. Her work can be found in New York Times Magazine, Sport Literate, Water-Stone Review, Memoir, Under the Sun, Literary Mama, Slow Trains Literary Journal, Wicked Alice, Ghoti, Stirrings, Women of the Web Anthology, Nerve Cowboy, Conspire, Clean Sheets, International Journal of Erotica, 42opus, Little White Poetry Journal, damselfly press, The Boiler Journal, Miller’s Pond, Gloom Cupboard, Sugar Mule, Breadcrumbs and Scabs, Third Wednesday, Writer’s Digest, The Quivering Pen, 49 Writers, and over 25 other literary magazines and small presses. Look for her upcoming work in Evening Street Review, Cactus Heart Press, MARY: A Journal of Writing and Alaska Magazine.

Her debut novel, Dolls Behaving Badly, released Feb. 5 from Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group.

To read an excerpt, click here

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

3 Giveaways!


I've got two blog hops and one tour going on at the same time. You can either scroll down or follow the direct links:

Crazy, Stupid Love: New Adult Giveaway Hop (any of my ebooks - INT)

YA Paranormal Hop (ebook of choice up to $9 - INT)

Dolls Behaving Badly (paperback giveaway - US)

Crazy, Stupid Love NA Giveaway Hop

New Adult is quickly becoming my favorite genre. I love fiction that's dark and edgy.

As a reader - Karina Halle's Experiment in Terror series is the best thing since sliced bread and I can't wait to read more books like this. If you haven't checked out EiT, book one, Darkhouse, is FREE wherever eBooks are sold.

As a writer - While working on the Spellbound Trilogy, I felt caught somewhere between YA and Adult. After several readers emailed to complain about some of the racier scenes, I ended up toning down a couple of these before realizing I didn't want to tone it down. When I started my new series Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter I decided from the get go I'd write the way I wanted...awkward sex scenes and all.

There's a wonderful article titled "The New Adult Wave" by Michelle Leighton posted this week during IndieRecon that I recommend checking out.

Long live NA and thanks to Talk Supe!

3 Winners * Spellbound or Aurora Sky eBook of Choice 
and a Sexy Swag Pack * INT


I'm giving away winner's choice of any of my eBooks: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Duplicity, or a voucher for Enchantment, which releases end of April and fully embraces the NA spirit with Graylee Perez out of high school, on her own in Barcelona and Paris. (Book one, Entangled, is now free wherever eBooks are sold.)

Plus a Sexy Swag Pack: Reading is Sexy sticker, Entangled bookmark, and "Do Not Disturb, Bloodsucking in Progress" Aurora Sky door hanger. 

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YA Paranormal Giveaway Hop eBook of Choice


I knew I had to take part in this hop because I'm a huge fan of YA Paranormal - reading and writing! One of my favorite titles last year was Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood. It stayed on my wish list for nearly a year before I treated myself to a copy. I'm sure you have plenty of books on your wish list, too, that's why I'm leaving this giveaway open to the winner's choice.


Before you go, grab some free e-books. Below the Rafflecopter I've featured a couple of my favorite Free Reads by out-of-this-world paranormal YA indie authors.

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FREE YA Paranormal Reads up for grabs!

Glimpse, book one in the Zoe Wells Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Zoe Wells has one of the coolest abilities ever - the power to rewind time!

Click here to see book description and full list of links to where you can download a free copy.

Lichgates, book one in the Grimoire Trilogy by S.M. Boyce

My thoughts: Alice in Wonderland meets Lord of the Rings. Exceptionally well-written and a must read for lovers of epic fantasy/Avatar-style worlds and species.

Click here to see book description and full list of links to where you can download a free copy.




And my own free read: Entangled, book one in the Spellbound Trilogy

Free on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iTunes, and Smashwords. Links here.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Dolls Behaving Badly Review + Giveaway


This book is the best thing since Bridget Jones’s Diary.

Here’s why it’s even better:

1) It’s set in Alaska
2) Includes naughty dolls
3) Recipes for baked goods
4) Is hilariously and heartbreakingly true to life
5) Stephanie the babysitter (see review below)


Dolls Behaving Badly is a story so brutally honest and personal that its diary-style format couldn’t be more fitting.

What amazed me most was how much I could relate to the main character, Carla Richards, which is funny considering I’m not divorced, in debt, a single mother, painter or waitress. Yet I found myself nodding along with her comments throughout the book. Carla speaks for every woman who’s ever wanted more out of life. I hear you, sister!

Best of all, I laughed my head off in many places, which earned several stares as I read inside my car on the ferry.

Books that can make me laugh out loud earn a special place in my heart for all eternity.

Stephanie the babysitter is one of my all-time favorite fictional characters. I could share a number of her witticisms, but I think her flier says it all:

GOT KIDS? HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WITH THREE YEARS
EXPERIENCE WILL WATCH, FEED, AND AMUSE YOUR
KIDS WEEKNIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, UNLESS
OCCUPIED WITH A TOTALLY AWESOME DATE.

The moment I read that, I could NOT wait to meet Stephanie. I almost wish I had kids – just so I could hire this larger than life teen! Maybe she’d dog sit?

The baking recipes scattered throughout the book reflect the mood of the main character with instructions like “eat late at night after a good cry” or “eat the whole damned batch by yourself” or “share with good friends and family. Laugh. Always have seconds.”

That last one was for Gramma’s Polish Apple Cakes, which I made this morning...and I did have seconds...and thirds.

Comedy, entertainment, life lessons, and recipes all rolled into one book. Dolls Behaving Badly goes onto my all-time favorite’s list.

*****

Check out my interview with author Cinthia Ritchie next Tuesday, February 26.


I have an extra paperback copy of Dolls Behaving Badly for one lucky winner so let’s get this giveaway started early!


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Montez The Magician

Before Adrian The Avenger,
Before Hedrick The Healer,
They Called Him...

Enchantment edits are going better than any book I've written before. I also happen to love this title more than anything I've written before. I can hardly stand the wait for beta readers and copy editors!

I'm going to be on the safe side and project a Tuesday, April 23rd release.

In the meantime, I've shared Adrian's back story, the Enchantment Prelude, in a Three Part Act if you would like to start bonding with Montez The Magician!

P.S. Several characters from Adrian's past are named after Spellbound Street Team Members. ;)

INDIE-kissing Excerpt and Giveaway


In high school, Valentine's Day annoyed the hell out of me - mostly because I was single and had to watch all the girls prancing around with their stuffed bears, chocolates, flowers and balloons. Gag!

Since I'm sure there's plenty of steaminess going around today, I've chosen to share a cringe-able kiss scene from my newest release, Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter.

It was fun to tackle a first time kiss and later, sex, scene and turn it into something awkward. In short, how I imagine reality to be for many a teen lip locking for the first time.

Usually fiction is better than reality. Mine turned out to be epic even though I didn't experience my first kiss until I was an old maid of 21. Check it out today at Snowdrop Dreams of Books where I kiss and tell all (and enter to win an ecopy of Aurora Sky.)

Read on for Aurora's less-than perfect first kiss, followed by a swag giveaway.

Excerpt from Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter 
Chapter 6: Winter Ball

He took my head in his hands and leaned in.

Hallelujah! Scott Stevens was about to kiss me.

I parted my lips slowly. Scott opened wide.

Be cool, Aurora. I’d die of embarrassment if he figured out this was my first kiss.

It was pretty simple, my lips needed to touch his. But when I leaned forward, rather than make contact, my mouth went inside Scott’s. His lips moved all over me. He wasn’t kissing, so much as sucking my face.

This couldn’t be right. Not Scott Stevens. He was the basketball captain. He’d had girlfriends since like the sixth grade.

His tongue joined the action, drenching the lower half of my face in a saliva bath.

The vampire lunatic appeared in my head without warning. I could feel his clammy lips over me.

No, not now. Nothing would ruin my first kiss. Not bad memories or sloppy mechanics. I just needed to get in the game.

I mashed my lips against Scott’s…teeth. He took my lower lip between his own and ran his tongue along the edge.

I closed my eyes and pictured Scott’s face, his dimples, his deep brown eyes and thick lashes.

A murmur worked its way up Scott’s throat. He liked the kiss. Maybe my expectations were too high.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Holy Hotness



With cold storms brewing in the East Coast (meanwhile I haven’t seen a flake of snow on my island in the Pacific Northwest) and St. Valentine’s on the way... 

I wanted to heat things up this week!

Thank you to Rebecca Hamilton for giving me permission to share my favorite scene from The Forever Girl and to Winter Blogger Book Fair authors Isabella Sinclair, T.M. Franklin, and SJ Byrne.

Now let's get toasty!

 TheForever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

The seduction of the music wound around us, sinking into my skin and pressing us closer. Each bass note reverberated along my spine, playing over every nerve in my body, and every time his hand grazed a new place on my skin, my want for control melted away, replaced by my desire to return his touch. He trailed his finger across my collarbone, over my shoulder, down my arm.

Soon, the music muffled beneath a cottony sensation in my head. His hands slid up my waist, over my ribs, his thumbs barely grazing the sides of my breasts. My breath caught in my throat, and I smiled nervously.

His jeans rubbed against the bottom of my dress and my bare legs, and the heat there spread over my thighs. All I could hear was Mother’s voice, telling me that this type of dancing was a sin. An invitation to Satan himself.

OLLY by Isabella Sinclair

(Note to readers: This is an erotica title)

In the distance, the deep rumble of a motorcycle engine sliced through the soundless night. Flushed with sexual heat but shivering from the cool morning air, I waited anxiously for him to arrive. The beam of his headlight flashed as he turned the corner, and my heart skipped a beat. Covered from head to toe in black, Olly was the sexiest thing I’d seen all night. Fairly bouncing from one foot to the other, I watched him slip off the bike with the grace of a dancer, and purred from the heat pooling in the center of my body. He turned me inside out just by being near. Hotter than ever, our mutual attraction pulled us together like magnets. Having been unfairly starved for a woman’s attention for too long, Olly devoured me through my lips, kissing, nipping, and sucking his way through my defenses.



MORE by T.M. Franklin

He straightened, and Ava gasped as he met her eyes in the mirror, half his face covered with shaving cream. He jumped slightly in surprise, whipping around to face her.

Oh.

Oh, she thought. His chest.

Her eyes raked down his body involuntarily, taking in the sharply chiseled muscle with unabated interest. He was absolutely—incredibly—perfect.





My Butterfly by SJ Byrne
Taking another step forward, Katherine paused as Brandubh turned to face her. His hands pushed through his thick dark hair, so that it stood up in spots and as his gaze focused on her; for that brief moment he became one with the mystical force surrounding them.
"Will ye follow me, Kat?" His voice was low, and the vibration of it caressed secret things buried deep within her core being.
"Where are you taking me?" The air around her stirred to life as he stepped closer with his hand held out for her to grab onto.
"Will ye follow?"
"Where?"
Brandubh took hold of her trembling fingers and used them to propel her forward, only letting go of her hand when they stood close enough that she could feel his breath upon her skin. Cupping her face between his hands, his thumb lightly stroked her bottom lip as his eyes bored into hers, not pushing nor demanding, just asking “will ye?”
Katherine closed her eyes to block out the intensity of what he made her feel just by looking at her. She knew the warmth of him as his hands held her, and his body stood near enough for her to lean into if she dared. She wanted to give in and follow wherever he led. It felt right that they'd found themselves together at long last. Her eyes opened with deliberate slowness, so that he reformed before her in segments: legs, hips, torso, shoulders, neck, and finally his handsome face and fathomless ice blue eyes. The strength of her decision flowed from her as she swallowed every detail before asking a final time, “where?”
They both knew she would follow him wherever he chose to go.
"Intae the rabbit hole, of course."

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If you enjoyed these excerpts, make sure to check out the fun thrills in Ready. Set. Action!

For more information about these authors and more, check out the wonderful directory pages at the Blogger Book Fair site and if you're a blogger or writer, sign up for July's fair. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Character Quotes, BBF

It is the last day of the Winter Blogger Book Fair. Thank you for checking it out. In parting, I'd like to conclude with some fun character quotes from BBF participants. 

If any of these pique your interest, please follow the Blogger Book Fair link. There is a directory by author, genre, and title. Take your pick! ;) Many thanks to Kayla Curry for organizing this event!


“I suppose I should be glad your eyes looked at the ring on the night stand and not the dagger on the dresser,” ~ Tom Walker from Obsidian by Kayla Curry

“You talk too much.”
“Maybe you talk too little.”
“You’re going to live forever. Pace yourself.”  Lucas and Zee from Wynne Channing’s What Kills Me
"We are part of that myth, the fairy tales come to life, so to speak...I think, essentially, we're human. Just a little bit...more."  Caleb Foster from T.M. Franklin’s MORE

“Soul weavers,” the voice chuckled, now closer to Basil. “Can’t live with them and can’t die without them.” ~ The Devourer by Angela Brown

"Aye, who says ye cannae polish a turd?" ~ Emily Ferguson from SJ Byrne’s My Butterfly

"But more importantly, know I love you more than I can say with simple words. Poets have attempted for centuries to find the perfect combination, and I don’t imagine I shall have more luck than they." Seth Fortner from Lissa Bryan’s Ghostwriter

"I think you’re wrong,” she said. “I don’t think humans were supposed to die out during the Infection. And I think those of us who survived have a duty to protect the next generation. We’re starting over, Justin. We’re rebuilding the world. And this time, we’re going to make it even better.” ~ Carly Daniels from Lissa Bryan's The End of All Things

“Halli, everything you just said are the classic traits of Holy Paladins, from a certain point of view.  They don’t get involved in conflicts, but rather keep those that are involved alive from a distance.  They don’t get directly involved in confrontations and arguments.  They think things through and come up with solutions that will work for everyone.  In essence, they keep the peace in the groups they’re involved in.  From a distance, this can make them seem quiet and shy, but anyone who knows them knows it is their quiet ways that keeps this peace.” Queen Laurali from Andrea Buginsky’s The Chosen

"It's time to forget everything you know about the history of your country. 'Cause it's all wrong."   Scott St. Martin from Beck Sherman’s Revamp

"Just because he's naked, doesn't mean he's not dangerous." Raine McCord from Jami Gray’s Shadow's Soul: Book 2 of the Kyn Kronicles

"Really if I slit your throat tonight and dumped you on the side of the road, I'd be doing you a fucking favor. At least you'd make it on television one last time."  George Hull from Will Millar’s Infernal Machines

“Yes or no? You either kill someone or you don’t. There’s no ‘sort of’ about it.”  Zara Itani from Jade Kerrion’s Perfect Weapon

"Cole, you've been holding out on us. Are all the girls at that school this gorgeous?"  Elan from Allison Blanchard’s Forget Me Not

"Ten to one the coffee cup she came back with was filled with Jim or Johnny and not a fine French roast."  Detective Kate Springer from Kelly Miller’s Dead Like Me

"Well, you know what I always say about humans. It's impossible to tell them apart."  Ray in Vaempires: Zombie Rising

"May your dreams be silent."  Clayden Kiel from Kyra Dune’s Shadow Born (Time Of Shadows #1)  

“Do not tempt fate! You will not find true love or happiness before the End of the World. I am sorry, but this is how it must be.” ~ Yinglong from D.H. Aire’s short story Family Dragon in Flights of Fantasy, Volume 1


“No, I think she means hug. It’s zombie lingo. I’ve read online that zombies can be affectionate, but hugging one often leads to, well, having your brains eaten." ~ Shiloh Ravenwolf from MOONLIGHT MAYHEM (Book 2) of the Spellbound series by Sherry Soule

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But Wait! That's not all. I'm extending my time with BBF for one more day. Stop by tomorrow for Holy Hotness and read excerpts sure to heat up your Valentine's Week!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Books for a Buck Hop


Bestsellers * Award Winners * Hot New Releases

30 authors offering 35 titles at an amazing 99¢ price (limited time offers)

The Spellbound Trilogy

A Resurrection Spell Gone Wrong 

One Year Anniversary Special! Entangled (S1) is now FREE on ebook 

An Amazon Top 10 Bestseller in Teen Fantasy and Romance.

"Entangled mixes Sabrina, the Teenage Witch with Freaky Friday in an intriguing, entertaining story with characters the reader will both love, and love to hate. Fast-paced and filled with page-turning action, Entangled is a must-read for lovers of young adult paranormal." Examiner.com

Two Grays Are Better Than None

Duplicity (S2) is discounted at 99 cents FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER on Amazon for two days only. Heck of a lot better than chocolate (especially considering the way Graylee Perez died)!

Love is in the Air!

Like 99 cent deals? Sign up for a release day notification on Enchantment (Spellbound #3) and save 75% off the cover price during a one day only release day discount. Releasing Spring of 13.

Her Blood is Toxic to Vampires

Normally $2.99, Aurora Sky is being offered at the killer price of 99 cents now through Valentine's Day on Amazon

(A YA Mature/New Adult dark fantasy containing mild language, sexual situations... and blood sucking.)

"Full of action from the very first page, Aurora Sky is a book that will have the reader hanging onto every word, staying up late into the night to find out just what is going to happen next!" 
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Okay, dudes, don't miss out on these fantastic limited time offers from the following writing rock stars. I know I won't! ;) SHOP THE HOP

Titles by Category:

Young Adult
Defy the Stars by Stephanie Parent (romance/verse)
Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton (paranormal)
Seen by Heather Sutherlin (fantasy)
Sally Singletary's Curiosity by JM Cataffo (fantasy/mystery)
Blue Sky Days by Marie Landry (contemporary)
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The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear by M. Pax
ReVamped by Ada Adams
Troll Or Derby, a Fairy Wicked Tale by Red Tash
Neverlove by Angela Brown
Flight (The Crescent Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Vaempires: Revolution and Vaempires: Zombie Rising by Thomas Winship
What Kills Me by Wynne Channing
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

New Adult/Upper Teen: Contemporary Romance
Preservation (Preservation, #1) by Rachael Wade
The Unloved by Jennifer Snyder
Make It Last by Bethany Lopez
My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Horror
Day of Sacrifice Omnibus by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Fall for Me by K. A. Last
The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton
Reunion by Jeff Bennington
Red Fox (Experiment in Terror #2) * 1st book FREE! * by Karina Halle
Guardian Of Fate by L.J. Kentowski
Ember's Curse by Gena D. Lutz
FEARLESS by Tawdra Kandle

Science Fiction and Fantasy
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The Reunion by Elizabeth Aloe
The Game Changer by Marie Landry
Broken and Mending by J.B. McGee


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