Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween! Time for the #ForeverFrightNight #Halloweek blog hop featuring a spooky short story written by Kristen Callihan, Karina Halle, Angie Sandro, Kate Brady, Rebecca Zanetti.

Here’s a run down of the blogs participating and where each piece will be featured (in chronological order of the story):

Dear Author feat. Kristen Callihan

Under The Covers Book Blog feat. Karina Halle

Paranormal Cravings feat. Angie Sandro

Paranormal Book Club feat. Kate Brady

Shh! Mom’s Reading feat. Rebecca Zanetti
I had a blast writing my portion of Zach and Willa's story. It was even more exciting to read it as a whole. So, stop by the blogs in order and enjoy a spook-tastic read this Halloween.

Kristen Callihan
T - @Kris10Callihan

Karina Halle

Kate Brady

Rebecca Zanetti

Dear Author
T - @dearauthor

Under The Covers Book Blog

Paranormal Cravings
T – @ParanormalCravi

Paranormal Book Club
T – @ParanormalBookC

Shh! Mom’s Reading
T – @shhmomsreading

Monday, October 20, 2014


 A new adult romance from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…
UNETHICAL by Jennifer Blackwood
Published by: Entangled Embrace
Publication date: October 20th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Love burns hotter the second time around…

Two years ago, the medical world was shaken by scandal, and Payton Daniels’s family was at the center of it. The second she graduated, Payton left everything behind―her high school sweetheart, her family, and the controversy surrounding her mother’s death—and hid within the anonymity of college. But Payton’s ex, Blake Hiller, hasn’t forgiven her for leaving, and when he enrolls in the same medical ethics class, she panics. She can’t run the risk of him telling everyone who she really is.
As if being at the same university isn’t enough, both Blake and Payton land the same internship. Forced together, their passion for each other reignites, but when Payton is asked to testify in her father’s high-profile trial, she must choose between risking her acceptance into medical school to help her father, and losing every connection to her past—including the only guy she’s ever loved.

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My pillow was wet and stuck to my face. I inhaled, and my nose wrinkled as the stench of beer, Kool-Aid, and—French fries?—stung my nostrils.
“Morning, sunshine.” Jules handed me a red Gatorade and ruffled my hair. She was eating curly fries and swiveled from side to side in my computer chair, the motion making me seasick. She shoved a fry in my mouth. “It’s good for your hangover. Eat up.”
I peeled my cheek off the fabric, chewed the fry, and sat up. Immediately, I laid back down and pulled the covers over my head, the material cold and damp against my skin. What the hell? With a dull ache in my hip and my head throbbing like it was having its own techno rave, it made it impossible to recount the events of the frat party. Crap. What did I do?
“This is embarrassing, but what happened last night?” I pushed my comforter off and took a swig of Gatorade to dilute the stale alcohol taste in my mouth. I didn’t remember anything after seeing Blake at the party.
Crap, Blake. What if he blew my cover?
“Let’s see. You got insanely drunk and were carried home by a total hottie.”
Oh, good. Andrew took me home. The night couldn’t have been that bad if he was there to take care of me.
“What’d you think of Andrew? So sweet, right?”
She raised her brow and stared at me like I’d lost my mind. “I’m talking about that guy with the cross tattoo on his smokin’ bicep.”
Shit. “Blake?” I squeaked and buried my head into my palms, pressing so hard my headache was momentarily overridden by the black spots swarming across my eyelids.
She grabbed another curly fry and plopped it into her mouth. “Yeah, that’s it. Nice guy. I’m not religious, but he can make me praise God any day of the week.”
I frowned at the thought of Jules with Blake. He wasn’t religious, but his mom was a devout Roman Catholic. Never missed a Mass in her life. He got that tattoo after his mom died when he was sixteen—I would know; I went with him. Somehow, he talked the guy into tattooing him, even though, technically, people had to be eighteen in California to get ink. But that was Blake; he could talk someone into doing just about anything.
Shifting to get out of bed, I cringed as the fabric of my boxers pulled on my skin. I looked down to see a reddish-brown stain on the side of my shorts. Blood.
“Why the hell am I bleeding?” The hairs on the back of my neck stood on end as I waited for her response.
Jules’s smile turned into a Cheshire cat grin. Oh great.
“You insisted on swinging around the light pole like a stripper and fell on your ass. You even referred to yourself as ‘Wanda.’” She threw her head back and cackled.
Oh. My. God.
Could I seriously climb any higher on the embarrassment scale? Doubtful.
“Blake was really sweet and carried you up to the room and tucked you in. He got you a glass of water and everything.” I spotted the cup in the corner of my bed, which explained the wet comforter and pillow mystery.
“You kept saying how sorry you were. I don’t know what you had to be sorry about. I mean, we just met the guy, but I told him that you’d make it up to him by helping him out in medical ethics.”
He had class with me? How had I not seen him in class on Friday? There were only forty students since it was an upper-level class.
I groaned and took another sip of Gatorade. “Oh, goody.”
This was bad. So bad. Blake would want an explanation for going off the grid. I owed him one, but I couldn’t even explain if I tried. Then again, he also had some explaining to do.
How was I going to face him? Or Andrew?

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Help celebrate the release of Jennifer Blackwood's UNETHICAL and Ophelia London's SOMEDAY MAYBE on Wednesday, October 22nd at 5:00 pm-8:00 p.m.

Special guest hosts include:

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Brenda St John Brown
Amy Jo Cousins
Angie Sandro
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Lia Riley
Megan Erickson...

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Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and New Adult author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. Her debut novel, UNETHICAL, comes out in October with Entangled Embrace.

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Friday, October 10, 2014


***PULL is the continuation of Claire Wallis' sharp and shocking debut novel, PUSH. It is the second book in the series and is not intended to be a standalone.***
"It is impossible for someone like me—someone with a sin-list capable of wrapping itself around the world—to find redemption. To be repaired."
David Calgaro has secrets, and the only woman he's ever loved is about to pay the ultimate price to protect them. He's spent a lifetime searching for purpose and control. And the only place he's managed to find them is in a single, perfect moment; a moment in which he has absolute control over someone else's life.
David is unredeemable, unfixable, unsalvageable. But Emma Searfoss has forced a tiny sliver of hope to penetrate his soul. Hope that, even though redemption is impossible, maybe life isn't. Maybe he isn't who he thought he was. Maybe he's meant to be more.
This is a new adult novel with mature content for readers 17 and up.
***PULL (Part Two of PUSH) will be available in digital format via Amazon, Nook, and iBooks on November 6th.***

Pre-Orders can be placed on Amazon as of Monday, October 20th!!!!

For more information about Claire Wallis, sign up for her newsletter which includes bonus book teasers, stories, and information about both PUSH and PULL.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Forever New Adult Night Party and Something Wicked Strikes
Are you ready to PARTY? Come on now, can I get a heck yeah?

Sure it's Thursday and you have to work tomorrow. The Forever New Adult Night Party starts at 7pm EDT (that's 4pm PDT, if you're like me and can never remember). There's plenty of... time to hang out with the fantastic line-up of authors coming to answer your questions, including yours truly from 8:30-8:45 EDT, and still make your bedtime.

Plus, you could win some swag. Because what's a party without goodies, right? So don't leave me hanging in a corner all by myself. Chat me up. I swear, I'm not a hoodoo queen disguised as an author, contrary to what certain fans (you know who I'm talking about) may think.

Here is the line-up:
7:00-7:15 J.A. Redmerski
7:15-7:30 Lia Riley
7:30-7:45 Rachel Van Dyken
7:45-8:00 Nyrae Dawn
8:00-8:15 Chelsea Fine
8:15-8:30 Courtney Cole, Author 8:30-8:45
Angie Sandro
Click the link to join in the fun.
I'm also on Rainy Day Ramblings today. So stop by to read my Something Wicked Strikes guest post about what I fear the most, and enter the international giveaway for a chance to win the entire Dark Paradise trilogy (yep, all three) in e-book format.

Monday, October 6, 2014


I'm thrilled to announce I'll be heading back in my writing cave.

Mala's and Landry's story concluded with DARK REDEMPTION. This time I get to revisit Paradise Pointe, Louisiana to explore the ramifications of their past actions and how it impacts the life of a very special character from the series. She had a difficult time in the previous books. I think it's only fair she gets her own story.

See that? I managed to keep this post spoiler free, but I bet those who have read the series can figure out who I'm talking about (leave your guess in the comments below).

My thanks to everyone for your support. Without those of you who took the time to read and review DARK PARADISE, DARK SACRIFICE, and DARK REDEMPTION, I never would have been given the opportunity to bring you DARK EMBRACE. 

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Hope for Her By Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Release Date: October 1, 2014
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No one ever expected much from him.

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He's willing to give up everything to be with her.

No one ever thought she was special.

Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington wants is to feel special. Josh's attention is exactly what she craves, but their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she bargained for.

Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not be enough.

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**

Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.
Sydney has been blogging at for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process.
Sydney’s self-published debut New Adult Novel Another New Life released in May 2014.
An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winner who notes the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is now awake.
She can recite the entire script for the 80’s teen comedy/drama “The Breakfast Club” and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.
When it come to books, Sydney reads different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cora Carmack & Emily Bronte. Under the Dome, The Great Gatsby & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

Sydney has decided to offer the NEW Kindle with touch screen
capabilities as a giveaway for the Release Day Blitz of Hope for Her!

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I reached out and grabbed her, wrapping my arms around her waist. She resisted,
pushing and punching my arms and shoulders. I wanted her to fight me. To hit me and scream and show me what I did to her.
After a while, she collapsed in my arms, exhausted from fighting, but her sobs
continued for several more minutes. My neck and chest dampened from her tears, and her whole body convulsed when she released an uncontrollable series of coughs. It shook us both, but I held on tight. The vibration of our bodies glued together made me hard, and I found it difficult to concentrate. I tried to push those thoughts out of my head. I wanted her to understand.
It tore me up to know I caused her an ounce of pain. I held her tight with one arm and stroked her back with the other. Each stroke, her body softened. When her last bit of energy drained, I turned us around and her back was up against my car. I placed my hands on her hips; she whimpered as I lifted her and sat her on the trunk.
Her damp hair stuck to her face, and I pushed it away. I wiped her eyes and lifted her chin.
"How could you leave me like that?" she asked. The desperation in her voice
fucked with my mind. I hated myself.
"I'm sorry," I whispered as my lips sweep across her cheek. She tensed. I
expressed my gratitude by kissing her other cheek. She whimpered, and my heart
I kissed her forehead, dropped my hands to her waist, and her head fell forward without my support.
"Why?" she asked. Her voice sounded defeated, but defiant. She wanted an
answer. She deserved an answer.
"Since I meet you, I've had the time of my life." I kissed her jawline as I placed

my hands on her thighs. “I’ve never met anyone like you before." As my lips moved to her ear, she leaned into me. I pushed her legs apart. I wanted to hold her, get closer to her. She relaxed more with every kiss. "I want to be with you so bad." When I reached her earlobe, I bit it, and she moaned. "But eventually you're going to leave me."

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