Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This Love teaser: Guest Post by Nazarea Andrews

Today we have a little bit from one of my favorite scenes—and it’s from Atticus’ POV. So without further ado—here IT IS.

Something flickers in her eyes, and she looks away, playing with the straw to her tea. It’s so dejected, I pause and step over to her, tilting her chin up. Her breath catches. I have to force myself to let her go again.
“Or,” I murmur, “you could come with me.”
She inhales sharply, her chest rising under her thin shirt.
“That’s a bad idea,” she murmurs.
My fingers curve, catching in her hair. Its silky soft, and I can smell her shampoo, clean and floral. My thumb rests on her pulse point, the frantic beat jumping under my hand.
“What are you doing?” she asks, breathlessly.
What do you think?? I’m so excited to share this book with y’all! Don’t forget to add it your shelf on Goodreads.



Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kiya Blog Tour: Historical New Adult

To day my friend Katie Hamstead is taking over my blog to talk to you about New Adult in Historical Fiction. Her novel, KIYA: HOPE OF THE PHARAOH takes New Adult back to ancient Egypt. Take it away Katie!

New Adult is a contemporary heavy genre. In this rising new category of books, we see mostly college kids, and some urban fantasy, maybe a dystopian. But History hasn’t really taken much of a place in the New Adult ranks.
The truth is, I had no idea what New Adult was when I wrote Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, and when I started querying it, I called it Young Adult because it really didn’t feel like an Adult book. Naomi/Kiya is only eighteen in the beginning, so her voice starts out quite young.
But, when I began querying, I noticed a new category of books people were talking about; New Adult. Eighteen to twenty-something protagonists leading the way. So, with my rejections mounting because she got married, and people had babies, and the moderately mature themes, I decided to bump it up to New Adult.
Best decision of my life. Suddenly, Kiya wasn’t getting rejected. Suddenly I was getting full requests. Then, I got my offer.
I hope people see New Adult in the same light as Young Adult, an age group category, and allow it to expand into all genres. I’d love to see more historical New Adult as writers explore humanity in all spheres. Kiya is meant to touch on the silent voices of women thousands of years ago who were expected to have babies and raise children, nothing else, but they still had thoughts and feelings which burned inside them just like women today.
Oh yes, Kiya. Make him love you, make him hold you in his highest regard....
When Naomi’s sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won’t survive the palace, so she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for…
The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya. Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her. When Akhenaten declares Kiya will be the mother of his heir, Nefertiti, furious with jealousy, schemes to destroy Kiya.

Kiya must play the deadly game carefully. She is in a silent battle of wills, and a struggle for who will one day inherit the crown. If she does bear an heir, she knows she will need to fight to protect him, as well as herself, from Neferitit who is out for blood.
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Cover Reveal: Endre - Genre NA feature Norse Mythology!

NA is here to stay and genre NA is fast rising in popularity. So here's a cover reveal for the sequel for a hot genre NA featuring Norse Mythology.


by ST Bende

Book II of The Elsker Saga


Title: Endre (Book II in the Elsker Saga)

Author: ST Bende

Release Date: September 23, 2013

Publisher: Entranced Publishing

Genre: New Adult paranormal romance
Sometimes, finding your destiny means doing the exact opposite of what The Fates have planned.

Winning the heart of an immortal assassin was a dream come true for Kristia Tostenson. Now she's knee deep in wedding plans, goddess lessons, and stolen kisses. But her decision to become immortal could end in heartbreak -- not only for Kristia, but for the god who loves her. Because while Ull would do anything to protect his bride, even the God of Winter is powerless against the Norse apocalypse. Ragnarok is coming. And the gods aren't even close to ready.


About the Author:

Before finding domestic bliss in suburbia, ST Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet’s Coffee) and Europe… where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the ELSKER series. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.


You can follow ST Bende on Twitter @stbende, or send an e-mail to stbende@gmail.com.


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Twitter: https://twitter.com/stbende or @stbende




by ST Bende

Book I of The Elsker Saga


Release Date: April 22, 2013

Length: 61,000 words

Publisher: Entranced Publishing, Blush

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance


Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her new boyfriend isn’t exactly what she was expecting. He’s an honest-to-goodness Norse God — an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok, the battle destined to destroy Asgard and Earth. Kristia’s crazy visions are the only thing that can save their realms.

Her orderly life just got very messy.



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Friday, May 10, 2013

Cover Reveal: This Love by Nazarea Andrews

I am so happy to be hosting a cover reveal for my friend Nazarea Andrews. Check out her gorgeous cover!

This Love


Nazarea Andrews

Mel Stevens of The Illustrated Author created the cover art.


She wants a summer job and a ride to a wedding.
He wants an assistant and a distraction from the mess his life has become.
They didn't know they needed each other.

Avery Emili needs two grand. Two grand and a plane ticket--her sister is counting on her to get to Jamaica for the wedding. But the semester is over, and tutoring college freshman and high school students has dried up until the fall.
Atticus Grimes needs help--the messy split with his wife left the twenty-eight year old professor scrambling to keep things together as the semester winds down. Now he's got a research grant he has to actually do research for and all he wants to do is drown himself in a tall bottle of bourbon.
When Avery sees his ad for an assistant, all she's thinking is a summer job. But as they spend time together, in the office and out, both of them begin to realize something is there. Something that can't happen--he's a professor and she's a student. And both of them have histories, pasts that won’t let go. Can two broken people pulled apart by expectations find a way to be whole?

Coming JUNE 2013

Add it to your to-read list on Goodreads!


About the Author:

Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

See what my book will look like aka SLEEPER Cover Reveal

A few years ago I was drifting off to sleep and I let my mind wander. A girl popped into my head. She a gorgeous African-American girl who was the main character in the story what was evolving in my mind. Now she's on a cover!

So here it is, my gorgeous cover for SLEEPER.

Sleeper Blurb:
After a life saving heart transplant, eighteen-year-old Mishca Richardson is plagued by nightmares and an urgent desire to find her birth parents, which she puts down to post-operation depression. But her new heart seems to bring more than a second chance at life in the form of speed, strength and love at first sight.

Add it on Goodreads here!

About Moi!

I'm a writer from Mackay in Queensland, Australia with short stories published in anthologies and was also runner-up in the Australian Literary Review's Young Adult short story contest with KARMA. By day I'm a mild-mannered a public relations executive (okay, maybe not so mild) and by night I transform into a crime fighter, no wait that's not right. By night I write weird fiction and soulful contemporaries while my hubby, two sons and cat are fast asleep.

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My cover captures the essence of the story beautifully and I love it. Hopefully you do to. Feel free to show my cover artist with love in the comment section for being so talented.

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