Book Blitz for Loving Angel by J.L. Weil

 

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Loving Angel (The Divisa Series, #4)

Author: J.L. Weil

Release date: October 2, 2014

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Loving Angel isn’t easy. Actually, it’s downright exhausting, but somehow she weaseled her way into my life. She has become my everything—my reason for existing—my reason for breathing. I love the ever-loving crap out of Angel Eyes. There is nothing I wouldn’t endure for her—even college.

College. Ugh.

I hope the frat boys, the jocks, and the nerds are prepared for what is about to embark on their school this fall. Half-demons. Hunters. And um, the Keystone? Yeah, that is going to take getting used to.

We aren’t exactly your average freshman. And somehow I find myself stuck with a bunch of troublesome females to look after. Angel. Emma. Lexi. Pretty sure I got the raw end of the stick.

But that isn’t the worst of it. There is someone lurking in the shadows—spying and stalking my girlfriend. He is a dead man. How many people am I going to have to kill for this girl? A better question would be how many people wouldn’t I kill for her?

As many as it took.

Angel is about to experience betrayal of the worst kind. And this time, it’s not entirely my fault—shocker.

 

Don’t miss Saving Angel, book one in J.L. Weil’s The Divisa Series!

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Excerpt from Loving Angel:

 

For anyone who thought love was easy, well, I’d say they haven’t met Angel.

Loving Angel…it’s not easy. Actually, it’s downright exhausting.

I’d never met a single person who attracted as much trouble as she did. It was as if she oozed danger-stalk-me nectar. What was a guy to do?

Okay. I’ll admit that because of me and what I am, I had put her smack dab in the middle of a demon war, but I swear she does a bang-up job of getting herself in all kinds of gooey situations on her own.

How many people would I have to kill for this girl? Simple. As many as it took. In all honesty, a better question would be: How many people wouldn’t I kill for her?

Angel was my every thing—my reason for existing—my reason for breathing. I loved the ever-loving crap out of Angel Eyes.

Gawd. I think I might have vomited a little in my mouth.

Mushy thoughts weren’t my forte. Well, before Angel they weren’t. Not a single romantic thought had swirled in my brain. I wasn’t exactly an easy personscratch that, half-demon to love, but somehow Angel was able to see past my rocky and rough exterior.

God bless her.

Being a badass meant I was an asshole more times than not. I had a reputation to live up to, and everything you might have heard…it’s all a hundred percent true.

In case you’ve been living in a cave, the name’s Chase Winters, and I’m not your average incoming college freshman. Nope. I’m half demon.

It’s true. My so-called father is a demon with a mega power trip. I might be only part human, but my family is just as screwed up as the next.

That being said, I finally thought it was time you heard the story from my side. Lord knows Angel fabricates everything.

For once, it was not entirely my fault that Angel’s life was at stake.

What a mind-blowing concept.

 

 

Author Interview:

When did you start writing?

Oh gosh, that is like asking my age. I started writing in junior high, but nothing serious, just fun short stories here and there. It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I sat down and began my first novel. My kids were older and I needed a hobby. That hobby turned into late nights at the computer, because I couldn’t get the characters out of my head. I knew from the moment I made the decision, I wanted to write Teen Romance.

What is your favorite writing style?

I am not an outline or a plotter. Plotting makes my eyes go cross. I do take a lot notes. A lot. Usually I have a general idea in my head of characters, settings, and motives. Then I let the story build as I write. Often I write the ending first, so that I have a goal to aim toward.

My favorite writing style is first person. I think my writing style is more of everyday talk. It is not filled with prose. I have a simpler writing style. It is what works for me.

What’s the best thing about writing?

The best thing about writing is the satisfaction when you finish a book and write those two words. The End. I also love getting emails and letters from readers who have read my books. It is my motivation to keep writing.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

I spend time with my family, play video games, and am constantly thinking about my new characters and what kind of paranormal power/gift I could give them.

 

Do you like reading?

I love, love reading and miss it tremendously, because when I’m drafting, writing, or editing, I never have time to read. You should see my TBR list… *sigh*

 

JLWeilAbout the Author:

Award-winning and Bestselling author J.L. Weil writes Teen & New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course there is lots of kissing. And stuff.

Most of her books are for ages 16+. They usually have what she considers the good stuff – sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned 😉

An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, (yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). She loves gushing about books and Supernatural with her readers.

 

Connect with J.L. Weil:

Blog: http://jlweil.blogspot.com/ : Website: www.jlweil.com : Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferlweil : Twitter: https://twitter.com/JLWeil

 

 

Cover Reveal: Playing by the Rules by D’Ann Burrow

PlayingByTheRules-3Playing by the Rules by D’Ann Burrow 
Publication dateNovember 10th 2014 
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Synopsis:

Kennedy Thatcher believes in playing by the rules.  The rules are there to keep her safe.  That’s why her mother created them.  The first rule, never tell anyone what you can do, is the most important rule of all.  Kennedy’s mother made her promise not to ever let anyone know her secret.  She’s a Finder.  Being a Finder is dangerous.   If she uses her abilities too much, she could get hurt.  Or she could lose her mind.  Only her mother knows Kennedy’s secret, and now her mother’s gone.  Her mother didn’t follow the rules.

When her father travels out of town on business, she’s sent to visit her Aunt Loretta.  As just a few days turns into maybe a week and merges intoyou-might-spend-the-first-semester-here, Kennedy is a true fish out of water.  Life in the Piney Woods of east Texas is far different from her home in Southern California.   She can’t click her heels together and go home, at least not until her father’s team stops the serial killer preying on girls along the Gulf Coast.

Kennedy could stop him.  But if she uses her ability to find the killer, she risks loosing herself in the process. That’s when she learns a new rule—there’s a difference between what you can’t do and what you won’t do.

Tanner Shields is the guy everyone wants to date, and almost every girl in the high school has succeeded.  Tall.  Muscular.  Captain of the football team.  He’s the bad boy every girl wants to reform—no one’s more interested than Kennedy’s cousin, Scarlett.  But he’s not interested in the girls from town.  He sees a challenge in the lifeguard from San Diego.  As Tanner and Kennedy grow closer, he learns her secret.  Can he convince her that sometimes rules are made to be broken?

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I’m a fan of things that go bump in the night—at least I like to read and write about them. I write both Young Adult and New Adult romances, frequently with a paranormal twist. (No vampires or werewolves allowed…I see enough of them when I watch The Vampire Diaries, and can any other vampire really compare with Damon Salvatore?)My preschool teachers began to worry a bit when I said that I wanted to be a witch when I grew up and my favorite color was black. Thankfully, my imagination still gets a good workout when I write about the secrets people keep. And don’t we all have a few secrets?

When I grow up, my dream is to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters will have to count as research.

I’m represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marshal Lyon Literary Agency.

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New Release: How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

The talented and busy Ann Noser is releasing her debut novel this week: How to Date Dead Guys. For this stop in her blog tour, I asked her a few questions about writing. Her insights were genuine and helpful, especially the nuggets of wisdom for unpublished authors, her use of CPs and betas, and how she sacrifices sleep for writing. Make sure to enter the two giveaways at the bottom of the post.

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Ann, are you a panster or a plotter? How do you approach a new idea?

I’d love to claim “plotter”, so I could avoid the whole “panster” thing. That word makes me cringe, because it sounds like “panties”. And we all know “panties” are underwear with itchy lace and hideous pink and yellow flowers on them. So ugly.Plus, if I were a plotter, I’d be cool like J.K. Rowling.Unfortunately, my outlines only pen me in, and I end up arguing with them. Plus my characters are disobedient. On the other hand, I have a hard time writing chapters out of order. It feels dirty. Like I’m cheating somehow. So I’m a little of both. I know where to start and have an idea of how it all ends. Writing each chapter helps connect the dots.

Do you have the same critique partners for all your work or do you have different sets? And why?

I currently have two sets of CPs. One on-line and one in person. Why two? Because I’m impatient, and want to work on my WIP all the time. My CPs are vital to my writing career and my sanity.

Along with CPs, I’m lucky to have several wonderful beta readers. They each contribute something different, pointing out what elements in my manuscript need tweaking (that’s “tweaking”, not “twerking” don’t get confused). One lifelong friend is a cheerleader. That’s something every writer needs. There’s enough rejection in this business.

When I started, I wrote in a vacuum, which is a big waste of time. Now I’ve got so much support and help, it’s wonderful. Yes, at times you can receive conflicting opinions, but that’s when you have to decide as the author what is right for your book.

 What is the most difficult aspect about being a writer? How do you manage to find to write with your schedule?

Time management is difficult. I squeeze writing in when I can, here and there, little bits at a time. It’s not a perfect system. For one thing, I should get more sleep, but it’s the one time the house is quiet.

 What are your top three nuggets of wisdom you would like to share with unpublished writers?

 1)    join a writing critique group

2)   make sure the critique group provides you with good quality, respectful feedback

3)   give the same level of feedback in return

 What is your favorite part of the writing process?

Meeting all the characters, the excitement of figuring out exactly what happened, and making myself laugh on the page. (That last one might make me sound like a weirdo. Too bad.)

Do you have other stories in the works?

Book two of the Under the Blood Moon series is getting close to finished. The title is HOW TO DITCH DEAD GUYS.

I just finished the first draft and a full book edit on a Young Adult dystopian. I wish I could tell you the title, but it always takes me forever to settle on one. It drives me (and probably my critique partners) nuts.

I wrote a blog about self-doubt being a new demon I encountered. Do you have any writing demons?

Writing demons don’t scare me. Degenerative neurological diseases do. My mother has Alzheimer’s. Sometimes I wonder how much time my brain has left. Nothing else seems terrifying when compared with that. I need to make the most of my life before I’m gone.

If someone wrote a book about your life, who would star as you?

Could I please choose Helena Bonham Carter, along with her hairdresser from the movie Room with a View? (see attachment) I’d love for people to believe I have that much lovely hair. a-room-with-a-view_lAuannmugshotthor Bio:

My to-do list dictates that I try to cram 48 hours of living into a day instead of the usual 24.  I’ve chosen a life filled with animals.  I train for marathons with my dog, then go to work as a small animal veterinarian, and finish the day by tripping over my pets as I attempt to convince my two unruly children that YES, it really IS time for bed.  But I can’t wait until the house is quiet to write; I have to steal moments throughout the day.  Ten minutes here, a half hour there, I live within my imagination.

Like all busy American mothers, I multi-task.  I work out plot holes during runs.  Instead of meditating, I type madly during yoga stretches.  I find inspiration in everyday things:  a beautiful smile, a heartbreaking song, or a newspaper article on a political theory.  For example, a long drive in the dark listening to an NPR program on the SMILEY FACE MURDERS theory made me ask so many questions that I wrote HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS to answer them to my satisfaction.

I’d love to have more time to write (and run, read, and sleep), but until I find Hermione Granger’s time turner, I will juggle real life with the half-written stories in my head.  Main characters and plot lines intertwine in my cranium, and I need to let my writing weave the tales on paper so I can find out what happens next.

 

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How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

How To Date Dead Guys

by Ann M. Noser

Series: Under The Blood Moon

Genre: new-adult, urban-fantasy

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Publication: July 15th, 2014

Blurb

College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.

Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn’t the only one.

Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.

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To learn more about Ann and her book, How to Date Dead Guys, follow her blog tour. Curiosity Quills has her schedule posted here.

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Cover Reveal: How to Date Dead Guys by Ann Noser

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How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

Release Date is July 15th

Blurb 

College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice:  “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”.  But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.

Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back.  Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell.  The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury.  As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn’t the only one.

Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first.  More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows.  Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.

 

 

 Author Bioannmugshot

My to-do list dictates that I try to cram 48 hours of living into a day instead of the usual 24.  I’ve chosen a life filled with animals.  I train for marathons with my dog, then go to work as a small animal veterinarian, and finish the day by tripping over my pets as I attempt to convince my two unruly children that YES, it really IS time for bed.  But I can’t wait until the house is quiet to write; I have to steal moments throughout the day.  Ten minutes here, a half hour there, I live within my imagination.

Like all busy American mothers, I multi-task.  I work out plot holes during runs.  Instead of meditating, I type madly during yoga stretches.  I find inspiration in everyday things:  a beautiful smile, a heartbreaking song, or a newspaper article on a political theory.  For example, a long drive in the dark listening to an NPR program on the SMILEY FACE MURDERS theory made me ask so many questions that I wrote HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS to answer them to my satisfaction.

I’d love to have more time to write (and run, read, and sleep), but until I find Hermione Granger’s time turner, I will juggle real life with the half-written stories in my head.  Main characters and plot lines intertwine in my cranium, and I need to let my writing weave the tales on paper so I can find out what happens next.

You can find more about Ann:

at her website

on Facebook

on Twitter @AnnMNoser.

on Goodreads:

 

Amazing New Release: Crane by Stacey Rourke

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Crane by Stacey Rourke 
Publication date: May 26th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal

Synopsis:
The Horseman is unending,
his presence shan’t lessen.
If you break the curse,
you become the legend.
Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

Excerpt 

The plush terry cloth robe slipped from Ireland’s shoulders with a whispering caress before pooling in a heap around her ankles. Marble tiles chilled her bare feet as she stepped into the walk-in shower. The tips of her fingers slid across stainless steel. With a flick of her wrist, the trio of showerheads flowed to life. Welcoming heat came at her from all angles, pulsating over her curves with a rhythmic seduction. Ireland turned, a groan escaping her as the streams massaged all the right places. Steam rose, fogging the handle and creating a cloud of humidity that hugged her frame. Tipping her head back, she let the droplets rain down on her face and across her closed lids. Her lips parted, welcoming the rush of warmth that flooded between them. Until it assaulted her tongue with a rush of coppery warmth that clamped her throat shut with a wretched heave. Her hands cupped to catch the droplets, her eyes widening as thick crimson pooled in her palms, seeping between her ivory fingers. Formerly white tiles were now smattered and smeared with blackish-red gore that sprayed from the nozzles. Ireland threw herself from the shower, her feet slipping beneath her. She reached out to steady herself, but found nothing to hold on to. Nothing there to pull her back from the brink, except her own need for self-preservation … and a shadowed silhouette in the corner. Instinctively, she covered herself with her arms. Squinting, she craned her neck to see the figure that was slowly turning to face her.

“Mason?” Her voice echoed around her before she could even speak it.

He stared straight ahead with fixed, unseeing eyes. Blood trailed down his face from various points of origin, soaking the front of his shirt. “Cloak of night, brings Horseman’s plight. His pricy toll, will be a soul.”

“Mason? Are you okay?”

A hard blink and his eyes found focus on her. A desperate panic flared his nostrils, forcing his breath to come fast and ragged. “Help me, you have to help me,” he pleaded, his teeth pink with the blood that streamed past his lips.

Her trembling hand reached for him, then recoiled at her own inept state of confusion. “H-how? What do I do?”

“You have to save us,” Mason’s words became more garbled by the fresh rush of gore that bubbled up the back of his throat. His once handsome face contorted in rage. Leaning forward he balled his fists and screamed with a force that bulged the tendons of his neck, “Save us!

 
StaceyAUTHOR BIO
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013Stacey Rourke lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction  and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. Mark your calendars! Her latest literary adventure, Crane, will release May 26, 2014. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this thrilling Legends Saga, as well as other literary projects.

Visit her at www.staceyrourke.com
diaryofasemi-crazyauthor.blogspot.com
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacey-Rourke/
or on Twitter @Rourkewrites.

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Want to win a free ebook copy of Crane? Leave a comment about the upcoming release and you’ll be entered in a drawing. Winner will be drawn at random on June 19th and the ebook copy of Crane will be delivered on June 23rd. 

SIN by Sharron Riddle

Why Sin isn’t always a bad thing

Sin-EBookWhen isn’t Sin bad? When she’s a sixteen year old girl who’s just trying to adjust to her new life as a Druid without blowing anything up or punching that arrogant Fey prince in the nose. She’s pierced and tattooed and she prefers biker boots to spiky heels. And she won’t take crap from anyone, not even the Queen of the Fey.

Here, I’ll let Sin tell you a little about herself:

My name is Sin. I killed a man in self-defense when I was sixteen. Not something a girl wants to brag about. My dad wanted to lock me up in the nut house, but Mom sent me packing to my great aunts in St. Charles, IL. They’re ancient druid priestesses, and they make me look like a pacifist. I’d barely unpacked before the aunts sent me to find the stolen hellhounds. Without the hounds to herd them to the underworld, the souls of the dead are flocking to the cities in murders of crows. If they’re still hanging around after three days, they’ll turn into flesh eating, brain feasting zombies. Van, an annoying but uber-hot Fey Prince, joins us in the hunt to find the hounds before the zombies overrun St. Charles and turn the cities into cemeteries.

Sin is the first book in the series. I hope you’ll join her, Fea, Van and Llaw on their perilous quest to rid the planet of zombies while treading cautiously through the hierarchy of the apathetic Fey.

Sin is available here from Amazon:

sharon riddleSharron Riddle lives on the west coast of Florida with her husband and her spoiled dog, Reno.  She loves reading almost as much as she does writing. She wrote her first story at the age of four. Once she began typing, she never stopped.

Sharron loves all things scary, and shares her love of the macabre in her adult, New Adult and young adult paranormal adventures.

You can find her at:

Twitter – @RiddleMeAStory

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com

Website: www.sharronriddle.com or http://riddlemeastory.blogspot.com/shariluvs2write

Challenge Accepted

With a personal and public NaNoWriMo commitment of completing 50K words in one month hanging over my head, why would I sign up for ProjectREUTSway Bloody Ever After Challenge?  ProjectREUTSway is a NaNoWriMo contest sponsored by REUTS Publications. But they’re not hosting a create-50K-words-kind-of-contest. They’re looking for warped and creative renditions of the fairy tales in the Hans Christian Andersen and Grimm collections. Oh yeah, and they want gore, paranormal, and more over a four-week period… all in a short story format. 2 K to 5K range.

So why do it? Writing 5K takes significantly less time than 80K, but it still relies on the same type of creativity and planning. It’s like painting the Sistine Chapel on a piece of notebook paper. No, not really, but that seemed like such a super analogy. Writing a short story is not only a challenge, it’s great practice.

I accepted the awesome challenge ProjectREUTSway extended by writing a less than 5K story about a fairy tale I knew from childhood. I tried to include plot, tension, and character development using a fraction of the words I usually throw around.  And how did I do? We’ll find out if I hit or missed the mark when they reveal “Top Looks” this weekend. But regardless of how my story fares, I came out a winner because this offered me another chance to practice my craft. And at the end of the day, that’s what matters. And it will make me stronger for round two.

Are you up for the challenge? Check out REUTS.com or follow them on twitter @ProjectREUTSway to find out more.