Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Losing It Cover Reveal in 2 Weeks


>>> Only 2 Weeks Until the LOSING IT Cover Reveal <<<

 20+ bestselling authors reveal what went on behind the curtain of your favorite YA novels. Never before published content.

 If you have a book blog, sign-up for the Jan. 14 reveal & more here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uJW3R6vZOEaXv5QKn5HX61wTdorx1S2pMNvYVsv931c/viewform

Collection publishes February 11, 2015.

Stay tuned for a behind the scenes look with Adrian and Gray, extended scene from Enchantment.

 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Hunting Season (Aurora Sky #4) Cover Reveal


Hunting Season
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Vol. 4
 
Releases 3-3-15


Better to be a hunter, not prey.
Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life.

In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends—including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction.
Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.

Pre-order on Amazon, iBooks or Kobo. Or sign up for a Release Alert to receive purchase links to Nook and Google Play. Add at Goodreads.

Cover design: Phatpuppy Art. Photography: Teresa Yeh. Typography: Najla Qamber Designs. Models: Gabriella and Lee.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Hunting Season Releasing 3-3-15

Hunting Season (Aurora Sky #4) is releasing - for real! - this March. And it is going to be killer!

 

Hunting Season Book Description

Better to be a hunter, not prey.

Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life.
In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends—including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction.

Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions. With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.


Cover Reveal

Keeping the cover to myself since October has been nothing short of TORTURE. Before the year is out, Aurora and Fane will make their debut! If you have a book blog and would like to take part, sign up here. If you signed up back in October, you don't need to sign up again. You're still on the list.

The reveal is set for Monday, December 29th.

Pre-Order

If, like me, you suck at remembering dates, I highly encourage you to sign up for a new release alert. Pre-order links will be sent out to newsletter subscribers first. If you're not already signed up, you can do so here.
 
Wishing you a safe (and sane) holiday and new year! Hope you check off all your resolutions.
 

P.S.

Many readers skip Noel's novella, STAKEOUT. I urge you not to. It contains big revelations and is a nice amount of reading fun at 54,000 words. Time and again I see reviewers posting "Don't skip it!" Both Dante and Fane are in this one and funny as heck.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

City in Embers COVER REVEAL


   


Releases on February 4, 2015

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Zoey Daniels has been tossed from foster home to foster home, where she grows up fast and tough. When she is placed in her “last-chance” home, she finds a reason to stay and turn her life around: her foster sister, Lexie, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair. Zoey will do anything to keep her safe. After high school, Zoey is hired by a special government agency, the Department of Molecular Genetics (DMG), where she meets the other reason to remain: Daniel, her co-worker. The man she loves.

But there is something unique about Zoey. She can see fae. Because of this, the DMG hires her to work as a Collector: catching, researching, testing, and using the fae to save human lives. The work never registers on her sympathy radar. She was raised to think of fae as beasts that feed on humans and want to destroy them.

When devastation hits Seattle, Zoey's whole world is turned upside down. The electric storm connects her to a ruthless fae, a Wanderer named Ryker, whose dealings expose them to even more trouble and danger. They embark on a journey, running and hiding from both the government and fae, both of which threaten their lives and those they love.



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About Stacey Marie Brown
 


Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world. She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family's farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.  

 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Now on iBooks & Kobo #GivingTuesday

 



All of Holiday Magic's profits are going to the Make A Wish Foundation through Christmas 2014.

Copies sold to date: 39
Profits raised for Make-A-Wish: $15

Updates posted periodically on author Facebook page. Let's grant some wishes!
 
About:
Every day is a gift worth celebrating—especially when you’ve died not once, but twice.

Ever since giving up her powers, Lee has had to adjust to life without magic. It’s never been harder than when she and boyfriend Raj McKenna travel to Paris to spend winter break with Lee’s duplicate, Gray, and her boyfriend, Adrian Montez.

Celebrating the holidays with the shifty warlock isn’t Lee’s idea of a holly jolly good time, but she fears poor Gray is still under the influence of a love spell. Why else would she settle down with the brute? It’s up to Lee to make sure her duplicate isn’t being duped.
 
Holiday Magic is a special edition Spellbound story about love, forgiveness and second chances.

(Recommended after reading the Spellbound Trilogy, but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. YA mature series/New Adult clean, but sexy. 11,000 words)

 

Spellbound Holiday Box Set 
 
 
All three books in the Spellbound Trilogy together for the first time. Includes Holiday Magic now through Dec. 26, 2014.

Nonstop crazy fun!

 


Monday, December 1, 2014

December Desktop Calendar & Giveaway

All year we've been featuring some amazing fantasy books in our desktop calendar series. For December, we wanted to remind you of all of them. These will make perfect gifts for yourself or a friend. Some of them are even free or only $.99! In the spirit of the season we're also having a little giveaway, so don't forget to enter at the bottom of the post! Thanks for a wonderful 2014!
 
December

A look back at the previous Calendars for 2014:
Note: These are reusable! Each image only has the name of the month, so feel free to grab these for 2015 if you missed out this year! Just click here to be taken to the page where you can download all the high-resolution images!
January copy
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter
Only $.99!
Northern Bites (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2)
Stakeout (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2.5)
Nikki Jefford:
February copy
Five: Elemental Enmity Book 1
Get your free ebook copy!
Dark Matter: Elemental Enmity Book 2
Genesis: Elemental Enmity Book 3
Horizon: Elemental Enmity Book 4
Christie Rich:
March copy
Darkness of Light (Book One)
Get your free ebook copy!
Fire in the Darkness (Book Two)
Stacey Marie Brown:
April copy
Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)
Get your free ebook copy!
Treason (Grimoire Saga #2)
Heritage (Grimoire Saga #3)
Illusion (Grimoire Saga #4)
S. M. Boyce:
May copy copy
Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria #1)
Get your free ebook copy!
Veiled Shadows (The Age of Alandria #2)
Daegan (The Age of Alandria: A Companion Novella)
Only $.99!
Morgan Wylie:
June copy
Daughter of Chaos
Jen McConnel:
July
What Kills Me
Get your free ebook copy!
I Am Forever (The Sequel to What Kills Me)
Wynne Channing:
August
The Flower of Hell (Short Story Companion to A Prescription for Delirium)
Only $.99!
A Prescription for Delirium (Van Helsing Organization #1)
Noree Cosper:
September
Where the Carnies Are
Kayla Curry:
October
Empath (Flawed Book 1)
Outsider (Flawed Book 2)
To Be Released 2014
Pulled (A Flawed Short Story)
Only $.99!
Becca J. Campbell:
November
Vaempires: Revolution (The Evolutionary War-Book 1)
Only $.99!
Vaempires: White Christmas (The Evolutionary War-Book 0)
Only $.99!
Vaempires: Zombie Rising (The Evolutionary War-Book 2)
Only $.99!
Thomas Winship:

And now for the Giveaway!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Release: Holiday Magic & Spellbound Box Set

Spellbound Holiday Box Set 
 
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
(Appearing soon on iBooks.)
 
All three books in the Spellbound Trilogy together for the first time. Includes Holiday Magic now through Dec. 26, 2014.

 


(Appearing soon on iBooks.)

This is a feel-good, fun story that was written for the readers who requested a follow-up reunion story with the Spellbound gang. Holiday Magic is best enjoyed after reading the Spellbound Trilogy  (available as a box set for the first time!) But it can also be read as a stand-alone. 11,000 words

All of Holiday Magic's profits are going to the Make A Wish Foundation through Christmas 2014.

I will post updates periodically on my author Facebook page. Let's grant some wishes!

xox,
Nikki
 


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crazy! Amazing! 12 Book Giveaway

I was so excited to be invited to join the Touched By Love YA fantasy bundle. 1) Because author and organizer, Dean Murray, actually read my book before contacting me. (Flattered and impressed!) and 2) I want to read ALL the books in the bundle! They all sound right up my reading alley.


Check it out, and be sure to enter to win the mother load:
- 12 paperback giveaway (US)
- 12 sequels to every title in the bundle in ebook (INT/non-US)
- $30 Amazon Gift Card (INT/non-US)

 
This is a killer YA paranormal bundle for the price of a dollar.
Out for a limited time - not to be missed! Must read!
 
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

See You in Paris!


This Tuesday, it is with great JOY and EXCITEMENT that I release Holiday Magic, a Spellbound Trilogy Christmas Story.

I've been on such a high of holiday cheer, I've decided to donate 100% of Holiday Magic's profits to the Make A Wish Foundation through Christmas.
 

A decade ago I did a story for the Anchorage Daily News on a terminally ill teenager who had his wish granted to visit the set of Star Trek. It has stuck with me ever since. This holiday, I want to help grant wishes! There is nothing more powerful, more magical, more life changing than a dream. 

 Experience the magic November 25th.


 
Sign-up by email to receive the announcement directly to your in-box when Holiday Magic goes live.
 
xox

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fight For Me Cover Reveal & Giveaway


Super excited to be part of this Cover Reveal for K.A. Last! :)
 
 


 
 
“How can I fight for you when I don’t know what I’m fighting for?”
When Grace Tate became one of the fallen to protect a vampire, it got her into more trouble than she’d bargained for. She’s angry at Charlotte for hiding the truth, and with Josh living in the city and Seth missing, life is harder than ever.
It’s about to get a lot harder…
Grace doesn’t want to leave Hopetown Valley, but when Josh ignores her calls she decides to go and search for him. She doesn’t expect to run into Seth as well.
When she reaches the city, Grace learns that Charlotte is the most hunted vampire in Wide Island. The city vamps want her blood, and the angels are after her soul. Grace gets caught in the crossfire of a battle she never wanted, but to win one war, she has to fight another.
Torn between the one she gave up everything for, and the one who sacrificed everything for her, Grace has to face Charlotte, and the past, if she wants to fight for her future. But how can she fight for someone who doesn’t want to fight for her?
Every choice Grace makes becomes a battle, and in every battle someone has to die.
 
 
Title: Fight For Me

Series: The Tate Chronicles #2

Author: K. A. Last

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Expected Date of Publication: January 17th 2015

Word Count: 73,000

Cover Artist: KILA Designs – www.facebook.com/KILAdesigns

 
Team Seth! :)
 
 
 

 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Release! Incredible Paranormal Box Set!

 

I am incredibly excited to be part of the Touched by Love: 12 Mind-blowing Paranormal Tales boxed set. When I saw the books lined up for the bundle I got really hyped up as they all sounded like stuff I want to read!

Bought my copy. Now buy yours! This is seriously awesome stuff. Blows my mind! Like the title says. ;-)
 

Have you read any of these books? What do you recommend I read first?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

An Epic Release & Winner's Choice Giveaway

At any given time, an author is releasing a new title (every 5 minutes according to a recent article at Tech Crunch) and, unfortunately, the excitement begins to wear thin even though a new novel is a Super Exciting Marvelous achievement every time! :D

Today I'm celebrating not any 'ol new release, but the completion of S.M. Boyce's EPIC Grimoire Saga with the 4th and final book: Illusion.
This is a huge deal!

I met S.M. Boyce a couple years ago after tracking her down through a review she posted of my first self-published novel, Entangled (free wherever ebooks are sold). Not in the stalker sense, but because she made some comments that led me to (correctly) deduce that she was a copy editor (at the time).

We became instant besties and she has edited every one of my books since then while I have beta read and taken countless pleasure in hers.

Boyce is a phenomenal talent. I'm talking J. K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien genius.

The Grimoire Saga is the type of series I loved more with each book. If you haven't started it yet, I highly recommend you download a FREE copy of book one, Lichgates, at once -- especially now that you can binge-read your way through the whole saga.

You can grab book two, Treason (normally $3.99) for only 99 cents for a very limited time, along with Duplicity (Spellbound #2 - normally $2.99), and eight other otherworldly YA novels in the Legendary bundle at iBooks, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords. (Use Smashwords to download mobi edition for Kindle.) This bundle retires next month and is a heck of a deal!
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Desktop Calendar & eBook Giveaway

It's 2014 and we're celebrating with an awesome fantasy themed calendar. This calendar is for the background on your computer and you can get this month's image below.

Each month will feature a different book or series, so if you want to challenge yourself, try reading each book or series that is featured before each month is over. The series for November is the Evolutionary War series by Thomas Winship. He will be giving away a set of Vaempires eBooks. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below!
 


Click here to download the full size image. Then set as your background!

New Release!

Roadside Assistance (Short Story)



For Hannah, a long trip home seems a small price to pay for a little peace ... until her journey takes a turn for the worse. Now, injured and alone, she must test the limits of her courage, endurance, and love. 

 
Vaempires: Revolution (The Evolutionary War-Book 1)



It is the morning of Princess Cassandra's sixteenth birthday. Everyone's attention is focused on the heir to the vampire throne. World leaders, the rich and famous, and VIPs from every corner of the globe have gathered in the nation's capital to celebrate the momentous event.

Cassandra's boyfriend, Daniel, is late for the party. He's still outside the city when all hell breaks loose. What he believes is an act of terrorism proves to be a full-fledged revolution. Væmpires--former vampires who mutated into warm-blooded creatures with an insatiable hunger for cold blood--have launched coordinated attacks across the globe, with three goals: the eradication of humanity, the enslavement of vampires, and the ascension of væmpires as the dominant species on the planet.

The vampire and human leaders are killed. Cassandra is missing. Daniel is the acting king. Desperate to find the princess, Daniel and his friends fight their way across the besieged city. With the hopes of the free world resting on the shoulders of four vampire teenagers, væmpires unleash their secret weapons: a new breed of væmpire that is far deadlier than any ever seen before.

What can four teens do against an enemy that can shape-shift, fly, and walk through walls?
 

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Vaempires: White Christmas (The Evolutionary War-Book 0)

 


It's almost Christmas. With the global holiday days away, the people of the world should be turning their attention toward celebrating peace and goodwill, but tension between humans, vampires, and væmpires is at an all-time high. Desperate for solutions, King Brant schedules a secret summit deep in North America's Northern Forest. Along with Queen Anne, Princess Cassandra, Daniel's family, and the human president and First Lady, the vampire leader seeks to reaffirm the ties between humans and vampires, while brainstorming ways to respond to the growing hostility among væmpires.

Meanwhile, Daniel and Cassie's relationship is at an all-time low. The princess is still reeling from her breakup with Vielyn, and Daniel doesn't know what he should or shouldn't do to help. Little does he know that the summit will be flooded with surprises--guests, allegations, accusations, proposals, and even Christmas Eve revelations--but not all of the surprises will be pleasant.
 

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Vaempires: Zombie Rising (The Evolutionary War-Book 2)

 
The tale of the Evolutionary War resumes in Væmpires: Zombie Rising.

Væmpires have taken control of twelve major cities. Their leader, Vielyn, seeks
the atomic weapons that will bring the rest of the world to its knees.

Vampire forces are reeling. As Linq and Ray race to the royal estate to rendezvous with Cassandra and Daniel, the princess is captured and Daniel falls.

With the fate of world shifting to their teenage shoulders, Linq and Ray must deal with tremendous losses while battling a most unexpected—and undeadly—new foe.


 
Vaempires (The Evolutionary War-Book 3)

Coming Soon!

2015

Author Bio:
Thomas Winship lives in New York. He currently serves as MBA Director for a private liberal arts college in southern New York, where he also teaches courses in English Composition, Communications, and Business. Prior to this, he spent fifteen years working for a global pharmaceutical company, specializing in organizational development, talent management, and training.

Tom writes in his spare time. His first novel, Temporary Insanity, was a 2008 finalist in a national contest but failed to garner industry attention. Væmpires: Revolution, his second novel (first in the Væmpires series) and Væmpires: White Christmas were published in 2011. His latest work, Væmpires: Zombie Rising, was published in late 2012.

He is an avid collector of books, comic books, music, and movies. His interests are diverse: on any given day, Tom is likely to be found watching a horror movie, attending a hard rock concert, or enjoying a Broadway show.

He is currently working on the next installment of the "Væmpires" series.


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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Win a set of Purple Paranormal Paperbacks

Welcome!

Forget trick or treating, there are hundreds of bookish goodies to win through I Am A Reader, Not a Writer's annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. See full list of participants here and get those entries going!

Up for Grabs at this stop:

Purple Paperbacks

Don’t miss the **Wicked Specials** listed below Rafflecopter

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Limited Time Offers

Fated: 5 New Adult Paranormal Romance Novels * Only 99 cents * Retiring soon
Includes:
Amaranth by Rachael Wade
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Vol. 1 by Nikki Jefford
Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
Flight by Alyssa Ivy
Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand



Legendary: 10 Otherwordly YA Romance Novels * Only 99 cents * Retiring soon
Includes:
The Arelia LaRue Series, Books 1 & 2 by Kira Saito
The Grimoire Saga, Books 1 & 2 by S. M. Boyce
The Feathermore Trilogy, Books 1 & 2 by Lucy Swing
The Spellbound Trilogy, Books 1 & 2 by Nikki Jefford
The Reaping Chronicles, Book 1 and novella by Teal Haviland

 
Entangled (Spellbound Trilogy #1) is FREE at all major e-retailers. See book trailer here. Discover why top book reviewers like Examiner.com and Xpresso Reads have called it a "must read" for lover of paranormal young adult.

 
Upcoming Cover Reveal
Runner up photo!
Last month, model Gabriella returned to pose as Aurora for the next set of Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter covers photographed by Teresa Yeh and designed by Claudia at Phatpuppy Art.
 
... and we've got a Fane and Dante, as well, this time around! :D
 
Fane appears with Aurora on cover #4, Hunting Season, and the pair of them look bad ass! (Runner up photo pictured above.) Claudia has already worked her design magic. All that's left is to have the typography done and choose a reveal date for next month.
 
If you're a book blogger who wants in on the action, Sign-Ups just opened.
 
In the meantime, check out the gorgeousness so far:


 
Photography: Teresa Yeh
Design: Claudia, Phatpuppy Art
Typography: Bookish Brunette Designs
Models: Gabriella (Aurora), Alyssa (Valerie)

Noel's (extended) novella
Design: Claudia, Phatpuppy Art
Typography: Bookish Brunette Designs
Background and model image: Shutterstock

Valerie's novelette
Design: Najla Qamber
Background and model image: Shutterstock

Read more here about Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter - the series reviewers are calling a mix between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias.

Fast-paced and always fun because life's too short to read boring books.
 
Happy hunting!