Monthly Archives: September 2012

Cover Reveal: Hollywood Holiday by Sasha Summers (@sashawrites) #coverreveal

Today I was lucky enough to be asked to be part of fellow Inkspell author, Sasha Summer’s cover reveal event for Christmas novella, Hollywood Holiday — the next book to be released as part of her Red Carpet Series.

If you are familiar with Hollywood Holiday, than this cover might look just a little bit familiar.

Back of the Book:

All she wants for Christmas is for Hollywood to love her again. But once she meets him, her Christmas list changes.

Jen’s only Christmas wish: Hollywood falling back in love with her. Meeting ex-Marine Gunner was a bonus. She likes that he isn’t impressed by celebrities or the movie biz. She likes that he’s funny and sweet … and drop-dead gorgeous. And she loves that he has no idea who her alter-ego is: Jen Fleming, Hollywood bad-girl and paparazzi target number one. Why ruin an amazing affair when he’s leaving after the new year?

But the closer they get, the harder she falls, and the more she wants to tell Gunner everything. Especially once he shares his secret with her.

Her new Christmas wish: Gunner accepts and loves her for who she really is.

Know More about Red Carpet Series Book 1: Hollywood Ever After (Paperback Giveaway)

  She wasn’t meant for movie stars, Hollywood, or happy endings. And then she met him.Happy Endings are for fairy tales. Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not in Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time.But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body.Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?

About the author:

  Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, Hollywood, history, and travel. It’s no surprise that her books include a little of each.Her first play, ‘Greek Gods and Goddesses’ was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She’s been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she’s doing so.Luckily, her four brilliant children and hero-inspiring hubby are super understanding and supportive.

 

The Big Swag Giveaway!!

Here’s the lovely Hollywood Holiday Swag you have a chance to win:

   

Since my blog is hosted on WordPress, I can’t post the direct link for the Rafflecopter, but please visit the link below to enter:

http://www.inkspellpublishing.com/1/post/2012/09/hollywood-holiday-cover-reveal.html

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Cover Reveal: Resonance by J.A. Belfield (@JABelfield) #Coverreveal

Today I managed to score another fantastic cover reveal. This one is for J.A. Belfield’s newest release, the next book in her popular Holloway Pack series, Resonance.

Resonance
A Holloway Pack Story #2.5
by J.A. Belfield
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: Urban Fantasy, Werewolf

Back of the Book

Guilt is a heavy burden for the one carrying it.

Jem Stonehouse is no exception to this rule.

What if she’d acted sooner? What if she’d fully recognised the threat? What if she hadn’t allowed the male pack members to head into the witches’ ambush?

For one, youngest pack member Josh Larsen wouldn’t be trapped in the sleep of the dead.

Now, Jem is convinced it’s her job to bring him back to life no matter what it takes— learning more about her heritage, risking pack exposure, or travelling to places she couldn’t have imagined possible.

Even if the journey endangers her soul.

URL: http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/27

Other Books in this series include:
Instinct (#0)
Eternal (#.5)
Darkness & Light (#1)
Blue Moon (#2) (Coming December 3, 2012)

I gotta say, I really, really like this cover. So much angst. Just can’t wait to dive in and see what Ms. Belfield has in store this time.

How about you? What do you think about the cover? Does it fit the story description? Can’t wait to see what you all think.

Six Sentence Sunday: Back in the Swing! #sixsunday #writing


Welcome to my little part of the world wide web and thanks so much for stopping by for Six Sentence Sunday. As those of you who follow this blog regularly know, I have been absent from the group for a while now, and am just starting to get myself back in the swing of regular postings.

In honor of my actually remembering to write my post this week, I thought I would share a little snipit from my current WIP, MACHENWOOD.

Right now, I am in the process of doing some editing and rereading of the story to this point, as I haven’t really touched the MS in over six months. It’s like a brand new tale to me 🙂 Man, I love that!

Anyway, without bending your ear further, here is my six sentences for this week.

Ana raised a brow. “A Lupine?”

“A mix of human and wolf. They live in the Dark Forest, north of the Glen.”

Ana’s stomach dropped to her toes. Magic wielding goddesses, shapeshifters, dream crystals…how would she ever find her boy?

How’s that for a little teaser? As you can probably figure out, Machenwood is, or will be, a fantasy tale.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the excerpt.

Thanks for stopping in. Please make sure to click the Six Sunday image at the top of the post or visit: http://sixsunday.com and visit with the other bloggers/writers offering excerpts from their stories today. Who knows, you may just find your next favorite author.

Happy Sunday!
~Rebecca

There Can Be Only One: My Under the Sea Hop Winner! #CalloftheSea #giveaway

First off, I want to take a second to thank all of my commentors during the Hop. It was fantastic getting such a great response from everyone and having so many of you stop in, even if you didn’t leave a comment or enter the giveaway.

But, now that the Hop has ended, it’s time to select and announce the luck winner of the signed copy of CALL OF THE SEA. In other words, the fun part 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

inky!!

Your comment was randomly selected as the winner. Keep your eye out for an email from me in the very near future to discuss where you would like me to send the prize.

A special shout out to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Musings of ALMYBNENR for co-hosting this great Blog Hop!

See you all next time 🙂

Under the Sea #Giveaway Hop #CalloftheSea #selkie #pirates #seamyths

Thanks for stopping by my little part of the Under the Sea Blog Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Musings of ALMYBNENR.

When a fellow writer of mine brought this blog hop to my attention, I was beyond excited. Considering the male lead of my recently released paranormal romance, Call of the Sea is a selkie and the female lead is a pirate.

Perfect, right?

I completely agree. It’s almost Fate… well, maybe not quite so fortuitous as all that, but darn close.

Anyway, this is why I have decided to offer a SIGNED PRINT COPY of CALL OF THE SEA to the winner of my part of the blog hop.

All you need to do to win is comment below telling me what your favorite sea myth is, and make sure to leave a way to contact you should you be chosen as the winner.

Here is a little bit about Call of the Sea:

Back of the Book: Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O’Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren’s Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other in order to quell the raging storm between them or have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

As you can imagine, the selkie myth has always been one of my favorite sea myths. What is yours?

Remember, one lucky commentor will will a signed copy of CALL OF THE SEA at the conclusion of the blog hop.

Please be sure to visit the LINKY LINK and check out the other participating blogs. There are tons of great sea stories up for grabs!

Cover Reveal: Silent Echoes by Aimee Laine (@aimeelaine) #coverreveal #PNR

As an author and as a reader, I have always been a huge fan of cover reveals. Nothing gets me jazzed about an upcoming release more than the cover reveal.

Today I have the new cover for my fellow Sisterhood member, Aimee Laine and her new release in the Games of Zeus series, Silent Echoes.

Silent Echoes
Games of Zeus #2
by Aimee Laine
Release Date: March 11, 2013
Target Reader: Adult
Keywords: Paranormal Romance, Romance,
Thriller/Suspense

Back of the Book

For years, Ian Sands has enjoyed his life as a bachelor, taking advantage of singlehood and exploring his own definition of passion—whoever she may be. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Hot. Not. Five months ago, all that changed.

Ian’s been celibate, frustrated and desperately seeking answers to why one woman, who doesn’t play by girls’ rules, haunts his every waking moment.

As a renovations specialist, Taylor Marsh lives, works and breathes construction—a profession her southern belle of a mother would rather Taylor not touch. The same goes for Ian; Mama Marsh would never approve of him.

Like Ian, though, each time he and Taylor draw near, something compels her to get closer.

Something else tells her to run away.

Fast.

As much as their histories suggest they shouldn’t be together, neither Taylor nor Ian can deny the pull, and the two succumb, indulging in a relationship that brings pleasure to body, mind and soul.

Doing so, though, also ushers in a series of events both should have foreseen as well as one final outcome neither expected.

URL: http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/books/26

Other Books in this series include:
Hide & Seek

Personally, I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and am anxious to have a peek at the next. The cover only adds to my interest. I am especially curious as to the significance of the haunted look to the house and the noose hanging from the eaves… quite curious!

What do you think about the cover? Does it fit the book description? Looking forward to hearing what some of you think.

Cover Reveal: Reaper’s Novice by Cecilia Robert (@CeceMR)

It’s been a little while since I have had the pleasure of participating in a cover reveal for a fellow author, so I was stoked when I got an email from one of my fellow Inkspellers, Cecilia Robert about her upcoming release.

I just love a good cover, so really enjoy having a chance to get an early peek at what is coming up. I gotta admit, this one looks really interesting. So much so, that I’ve already added it to my Goodreads TBR pile.

If you would like to do the same, the links for Cecelia Robert and for Reaper’s Novice are listed at the bottom of the post.

Without further rambling on my part, here is the fantastic looking cover:


Title: Reaper’s Novice
Author: Cecilia Robert
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Re-Release Date: December 5, 2012

BACK OF THE BOOK: 17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents,  good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school.

Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance.  It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice:  save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her.

LINKS:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12834722-reaper-s-novice

Author’s Website: http://cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com

Cover art design: Renu Sharma http://www.thedarkrayne.com/

Sooo…What do you think of the cover? Do you love it? Hate it? Why do I care?

Okay. I shall admit I’m a cover whore, so I love knowing what works for some and not others when it comes to eye catching covers.

Looking forward to reading your comments and thoughts.

See ya next time.
~Rebecca