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Holly and Theo Release Day Blog Blitz!

The Painter Series - Holy & Theo 

Synopsis:

Warning: This is New Adult and is suggested for late teens and up. There are mild sensual love scenes in this book but are not graphic.

When a young woman discovers the boy in drama class is actually the immortal who painted the world into being, she becomes the target of another painter who hates humanity. Holly & Theo is a New Adult Supernatural Romance set in the small mill town of Chesnee, SC and beautiful historic Charleston, SC. It starts with Holly Scruggs in her senior year of high school, after a major downsize for their family that lands her in Chesnee, her parents’ hometown. Her image conscious mother corrects her to the point of brokenness until she meets Theo. He is the artist responsible for all the beauty of the land and he thinks Holly is beautiful too. Together they will fight against Fritz, the water painter who hates humans and is hiding a secret under the high school.

The story continues two years later with a twenty year old Holly and a very changed Theo. Fritz is up to his old tricks and the story continues to be life or death. What price is Holly willing to pay to save those she loves? What price has Theo already paid?

Secrets can kill a relationship. But the secrets Holly and Theo keep from each other in the start of their relationship could mean the death of either of them. Fritz holds all the cards, and raises the stakes in this deadly, more adult conclusion of The Painter Series.

What reviewers are saying:

“The main character, Holly Scruggs, who has been beaten down by her mother, is such an inspiration! She never allows herself to fall into self-pity.  With the mysterious Theo’s help, she discovers her true calling in life and the confidence she needs.”

~Sheila Hollinghead Amazon Reviewer

“The author was very descriptive; it was like she was painting every scene. The book is different from all other books I have read in its genre. Even the ending surprised me… I couldn’t put this book down.”

~The Mystical World of Book Reviews 

“My heart is bursting at the seams and my mind is empty now that I have just finished reading the last page… I was completely blown away by the life-altering transformation that we see Holly and Theo go through day by day. They slowly shed the filthy skin of selfishness and replace it with the selfless depth of love that they have for each other. This is a story of true and pure love at its finest, and it is an extraordinary end to an amazingly beautiful and captivating series.

I can’t say enough good things about this series!”

~Shadowplay Amazon Reviewer 

 

About the Author:

Melissa Turner Lee is a stay-at-home-mom to 3 wild and very loud boys. She used to skip sleep at night to write, but now that they are in school writes in the daylight. She is married to a wonderful man she met when she was 17, back before texting and people wrote notes that might be in a trunk in her house. While dating, her then boyfriend, now husband told her his friend had pointed out that the picture he had drawn for art class long before meeting, that hung behind the door in his room, looked just like her.

The picture disappeared after the wedding and was never seen again. These events helped inspire Holly and Theo’s story.

 

Excerpt:

My mouth fell open. Was he nuts? How was I supposed to answer a question like that?

I balled my hands into fists and put them on my hips. “What’s the matter with you?”

When he put his hands on his hips, I got upset for a moment before I realized he was still doing the mirroring exercise.

Ms. Jones suddenly yelled and clapped. “I love this. Love it! Everybody look at Holly and her partner. They aren’t just moving, they are conveying emotion with it. Brilliant!”

I went back to doing normal movements. And Theo continued to stare at me. “You look so familiar. I heard you say you just moved here, but did you move back? I mean, did you live here before…a long time ago maybe?”

“No.” I half-smiled and then bit my lip.

 He was exceptionally good looking. I’d been too irritated to notice at first, but the more I looked at him the warmer my cheeks grew. The way he stared at me didn’t help. It was intense and inquisitive, and he was too close. We weren’t touchy-feely at my house so this invasion into my personal space was especially uncomfortable.

“So you’ve never been here before?” His gray-blue eyes studied me even more.

 “Well…um…I’ve been to Chesnee before—to visit my grandmother before she died. Maybe you saw me around town then.”

He shook his head. “No, that’s not it. I’ve seen you up close, like this. I remember your eyes. They’re the color of the sea—just inside a coral reef, and your freckles are the stones of a volcanic island scattered along the sand. Your hair is like the sun setting over the water, shooting out orange rays in all directions.” He stared into my eyes even deeper. “You’re very pretty.”

The impact of his words slammed into me. I’d braced myself for an insult. That’s what I was used to. This was either the way he came onto girls for a hook-up, or more likely, some mean joke to get a good laugh going with the other kids. Anger bubbled up. I knew those kinds of tricks. Those were the kinds of things the kids I used to hang with did all the time. They played them on me too, when I no longer belonged in their circle.

My hands trembled, and my lips drew up to hold in the anger, but I refused to cry in front of this boy. I wanted to call him on his prank. I knew better than to think it was a real compliment, but I couldn’t think of anything clever to say.

The tears burned in my eyes despite my efforts.

“Forget this!” I shouted as I ran off the stage. Everyone’s stares bore into my back as I grabbed my backpack and made for the door. My head throbbed from ear to ear. I was dropping the class, and that was final.

Cover Reveal: Protected by Anna Applegate! This cover rocks! :) Giveaway too!

So I’m extremely pleased and honored to be able to be a part of Anna’s cover reveal! She’s debuting a new cover for Book 1 of her Protected series! She’s on the wake of releasing book 2, and this is such exciting news I’m so glad to share it!

So for those of you who don’t know, I have already spotlighted and reviewed protected, so check that out, I’ve also done a dream casting! I love this book.

Old Cover:

Protected

Synopsis:

Genre: New Adult/ Paranormal Romance

At the start of her senior year at Kingsbrook College, a small school in Northern Michigan, Ariya Adams has a perfectly normal existence. Determined to make this her best year yet, she attends her classes and hangs out with the friends she has come to love more than life.

With the arrival of the sexy and mysterious transfer student James Rymer, Ariya Adams’ world is turned upside down. Not only does the new stranger bring out emotions she’s never felt, but he seems to be intertwined in her existence even more than she could have imagined. She discovers that “normal” isn’t what she thought it was and that the lines between fantasy and reality don’t exist, at least not for her.

Danger soon comes for her and she discovers that everyone has been keeping secrets. The battle between one’s duty and what feels right will have to be fought and it may be a struggle for Ariya to stay alive.

New Cover:

NEW Protected Cover

Don’t you just love this cover?  James looks amazing on it, and so does Ariya! 🙂

Cover designed by J.L Durfey – check her out here!

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Release Day Blitz: For The Love of Gracie

For the Love of Gracie (The Southern Devotion Series #1)

Author: Amy K McClung

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 16, 2013

Organized By: Book Nerd 101

Cover Design by CoverLust Designs

Synopsis

Gracie Walker doesn’t have much luck with finding Prince Charming. Hudson James enters her life, the bad boy who gives her a reason to hope that he is Mr. Right. Gracie’s problem is, she doesn’t fall for the right guys. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee where the nightlife is always hopping. She spends her days in college and her nights hanging out with her closest friends at local bars. Her best friend Cameron is her rock. Cameron introduces his friend Ashton into Gracie’s life and it changes everything. Ashton manages to make her fall head over heels for him, without even knowing it. He’s the perfect guy. He’s sweet, charming, funny, and unbelievably gorgeous. They have so much in common, including the fact that they are both attracted to men. Gracie is determined to make things work with Hudson and forget her feelings for Ashton. That’s easier said than done. An event happens and it changes her life forever. Cameron struggles with his inability to protect Gracie from her own choices in life. Ashton blames himself for not noticing the signs. Who will be the one to pick her up when she falls? Will Gracie be able to have a normal life? What lengths will someone go to…For the Love of Gracie?

Add For the Love of Gracie to your To-Read Shelf on Goodreads

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**This book will be part of a New Adult Series. Each book will have an ending though, no Cliffhangers! They will all be New Adult and have similar themes with crossover characters***

 

 

Author Bio

 

Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls. She married Daniel McClung in September 2005 and they currently reside just outside of Nashville. She graduated from Father Ryan High School in 1996. In 2002 obtained her general certification in medical coding and billing and in 2009 she obtained a specialty certification in Hospital medical coding and billing. Amy and her husband are both fans of fantasy novels as well as avid movie collectors. The Parker Harris Series is the first series of books by this author. Cascades of Moonlight is Book #1, Dreams, Spells, and Moonlit Tales is Book #2, and the third book is The Dark Moon.  Her next projects are For the Love of Gracie, a NA Contemporary Romance to be released in August 2013 and The Crispin Sinclair Chronicles, a YA Fantasy to be released in Spring of 2014.  Her favorite past times include watching movies, drawing, and reading fantasy novels. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.

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Amy’s Other Series

The Parker Harris Series

Cascades of Moonlight (#1)

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Cover Reveal: Mirage by Ashley Suzanne

Ashley Suzanne’s Debut novel has a cover, and you’re able

to see it here! 🙂

Blurb:

Mira and Kylee meet Danny and Skylar during freshman orientation, their first week of college. Two sets of best friends embark on a new adventure together, forming life long bonds.
Mira and Danny are looking forward to their future
as husband and wife. Everything was going according to plan.
That was until tragedy struck them on graduation night leaving three broken people to pick up the pieces.
Skylar has always stood in the background, watching his best friend begin a life with the woman he fell in love with until he can no longer keep a distance. Right when Mira thinks her life
is back on track it spirals out of control.
What if everything you thought you knew
was nothing more than a mirage.

Cover:

Mirage Ebook
Mirage Paperback

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the cover?!

Spotlight: Blood of Kaos by J.D Miller

So a new book has crossed my path and fell into my reading lap! I’m so excited to have this book on my To-Read list! It’s a heavy fantasy novel, set in a whole different world.

The cover looks awesome, check this out
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So a little about the book, here’s a quick blurb!

In one night, Etain is torn from a world of childish innocence to be plunged into a realm of deadly chaos. Forced to run for her life, she stumbles into the realm of the Alamir, human warriors infused with powerful magic who defend the delicate balance between good and evil. But not even the Alamir can protect her from the Bok’Na’Ra pursuer that murdered her family.

Lord Darknight and Midir, raised as brothers, are the light and the dark of a single soul, split apart by ancient priests when but a child. Midir has known of Etain’s existence most of her life and has conspired to possess the power she holds, power that will give him reign over the evil Bok’Na’Ra, nemesis of the Alamir. Lord Darknight, Dar to those closest to him, unaware of her existence, rescues the young woman after a violent clan battle which proves to be a pivotal moment in both their lives. His charge as a Krymerian mandates he protect and train her in the ways of a warrior however soon realizes their connection runs much deeper than teacher to student. 

Old friends reunite and unexpected alliances are forged as Midir’s thirst for power escalates. It will take the courage of an Alamir, combined with the strength of a Krymerian, to battle the dark brother’s rising influence over the Bok’Na’Ra while, at the same time, will test a passionate bond too powerful to ignore.

Come on, tell me that doesn’t sound like a kick ass fantasy novel? J.D Miller is a indie author, self publishing this book, and working on her second book.

More about J.D Miller from her website:

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“I’m just a little ole Texan living in the motherland – England – with my English husband. I moved here about 3-1/2 years ago leaving all my family & friends back in Texas – parents, brother, 2 daughters, 1 son, 1 talented grandson & 1 gorgeous granddaughter.  But, on the bright side, I resumed my writing which had been put on hold for far too long. There was a time when I dreamed of being an Interior Designer however that was shot to hell. It’s okay, really, I’m fine with it now. Being an author has its share of stresses but most are self-inflicted – not because of some insane client telling me how to do my job.

Blood of Kaos is the first. I have learned a lot on this path and my style has changed immensely along the way.  I hope that whatever I write you will always enjoy.”

You can reach out to J.D Miller via her website, facebook or goodreads, and she’d love to hear your thoughts on the book,  so check it out on amazon or smashwords, and give this indie author your support! 🙂

Cover Reveal! Big Day! The Vampires of Soldiers Cove Cover Reveal!

So,  earlier on my blog I did a spotlight on author Jessica Intyre, and her lovely book The Vampires of Soldiers Cove, and attach a picture of the lovely author and the cover. Well, hold on to your socks people, because the author has got a hot new cover, that she feels better reflects her work! I couldn’t agree more!

Just a refresher, a little blurb about the book:

When 24 year old Rachel Landry, who suffers from a debilitating mental illness, receives a knock at her door one night from a stranger she gets an offer she can’t refuse. The chance to live as a vampire, gaining eternal life and relative sanity seems like a great plan. Soon she comes to realize she has been turned for a specific purpose and her vampire existence may be short lived. Also the handsome stranger may not be as much of a stranger as she thought. Facing her demons along with new enemies she must come to rely on her own strength to save her life, and the life of her new clan.
 
Reviewers have said:
 
“This book was a great book with a great story line. It was very enjoyable and doesn’t have a boring place in it .a must read for vampire lovers.”

“What I absolutely love about The Vampires of Soldiers Cove was, not only Ms. MacIntyre’s writing style – she has an excellent command on storytelling, grammar and editing, but I also loved the edginess, violence, power and hot sex. TVOSC is in no way formulaic. This book is deliciously dark, edgy and riveting”

A little pic of the old cover:

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And now, the new cover!

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Reach out to Jessica on Facebook, Twitter and let her know how much you love her new cover, and check out the book on amazon! 🙂