Saturday, June 22, 2013

Birthday Blast: First Frost by Liz DeJesus

Book Info-

Title- First Frost
Series-The Frost Series Book # 1 
By-Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- June 22, 2012 
Published By- Musa Publishing 


Fairytales aren’t real…yeah…that’s exactly what Bianca thought. She was wrong.

For generations, the Frost family has run the Museum of Magical and Rare Artifacts, handing down guardianship from mother to daughter, always keeping their secrets to “family only.”

Gathered within museum’s walls is a collection dedicated to the Grimm fairy tales and to the rare items the family has acquired: Cinderella’s glass slipper, Snow White’s poisoned
apple, the evil queen’s magic mirror, Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted spinning wheel…

Seventeen-year-old Bianca Frost wants none of it, dreaming instead of a career in art or photography or…well, anything except working in the family’s museum. She knows the items in the glass display cases are fakes because, of course, magic doesn’t really exist.

She’s about to find out how wrong she is.

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Book Info- 

Title-Glass Frost
Series- The Frost Series Book # 2 
By- Liz DeJesus
Expected Publication Date- July 19th, 2013 
Published By- Musa Publishing 


When joined together, Cinderella's slippers grant the wearer her heart's desire. But whose wish will be granted?

When Cinderella’s glass slipper is stolen, Queen Felicia sends her faithful steward Terrance to the real world to retrieve his love and witch-in-training, Bianca Frost. The power of the glass slipper, when paired with its mate, and in the wrong hands, could ruin the peace of Everafter. Bianca must gather every bit of magic she has learned in the past few weeks to find the slipper and protect her new love. Together, Bianca, Ming, Prince Ferdinand, and Terrance venture deep into the heart of Everafter to seek clues as to who has stolen the slipper and why. Along the way, they uncover what happened to the Seven Dwarves after Snow White married the prince, but also learn the awful risk of tampering with black magic and the high price that must be paid for magic, even when used for good.

Bianca and Terrance’s relationship is put to the test. Through the pain of suffering and loss, Bianca must determine if following her gallant boyfriend into his faraway world is in fact her heart's desire

About the Author-

Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 31st 2011) First Frost (Musa Publishing, June 22nd 2012) and Glass Frost (Musa Publishing, COMING SOON).

She is also a member of The Written Remains Writers Guild.

Liz is currently working on a new novel.



Friday, June 21, 2013

Stamford Author Event Featured Friday Spotlight and Giveaway with Alice Tribue and Ginny Lurcock

Happy Friday readers!  It's time once again for my SAE Featured Friday author spotlight and giveaway!  This week has FLOWN by for me, feels like I was just doing this for last weeks post! This week I have Alice Tribue and Ginny Lurcock as my featured authors, and I am giving away an e-book copy of The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki and an e-book copy of Edge of Disaster  by A.M. Hargrove.  For those of you who are just joining us, The Stamford Author Event is being held in Stamford, CT on August 10, 2013 and tickets for the event are FREE!!!!  There are over 30 authors scheduled to attend, as well as many bloggers (yours truly will be there), and volunteers.

Author Bio
Alice Montalvo-Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach. 

Translation of Love- Synopsis:

Ellie Brooks has spent the past two years of her life building barriers around herself that are guaranteed to keep people out and her demons in. She doesn't want to get close to anyone for fear of being hurt again. When she meets Latin superstar Victor Garza, she is shocked at how quickly he is able to penetrate her armor. She doesn't want to let him in but can't deny the chemistry they have. He has the potential to heal her wounds and open her heart but she isn't sure she can let him. Will love be enough to keep them together or will Ellie's past prove to be too much for the pair to overcome?

2nd Book- Desperation of Love to be released Late August/ Early September.



Author Bio

I am so bad at these, that is causes me physical pain.  No wait, that was a splinter...Never mind.   Ginny Lurcock live in New Hampshire with her husband whom she adores, her daughter, whom she also adores, and their cat.  Who she likes alright.  Oh, and her father, his two cats, her sister and her sister's boyfriend.  When not writing she enjoys playing games (of the board and video variety) or reading to the point of obsession (she's not an addict, she can quit whenever she wants), watching intelligetn television, mindless television, sports, movies, and listening to music.  Basically, she likes all the things.  ALL. THE. THINGS.  And somehow she still manages to find the time to be bored.

Bad Blood Synopsis

High school senior Victoria "Tori" Reeves has it pretty good.  She's rich, she's smart, and she's popular.  What more could a girl ask for?  Sure, she's a little lonely, what with being single and her best friend going off to college and all, but she's got her work at the Spaulding Crisis Center to keep her busy.  When she gets a new boss in the very easy on the eyes form of Isaac Larsen, suddenly her volunteer work feels a lot less like work.  Even if he does seem to cause Tori to break out info spontaneous fits of foot in mouth disease.  Somehow in spite of her blunderitis, Isaac still seems to be interested inher in a more-than-employer or even more-than-friends kind of way.

So really she should have known that things would go sideways.

Trouble comes to Spaulding, and that trouble seems to be centered on Tori and the Crisis Center.  Is she really the focus?  Or does this all have to do with the new mysterious man in her life?  In her efforts to find out, Tori stumbles across some secrets.  Skeletons that might have been better off left in the closet.  As it turns out, Spaulding is a hot spot for bad blood...

She also has written The Monster Within under the name Lola Rayne.


That's it for this weeks SAE Featured Friday, hope you guys enjoyed it!  Next week I will be featuring Hannah Goodman and Stephanie Keyes and the blogger spotlight will be Pretty in Pink.  Ya'll are gonna learn things about me you never wanted to know!! LOL  

For any of you readers who like the repo shows like Lizard Lick and Operation Repo, check out mine and my SO's other new facebook page with REAL repo stories.  This is our first step towards putting a book together about the funny experiences we have had while repoing.  Like the page and it will get you an entry in today's giveaway too!

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Cover Reveal: The Man Without Rules by Tyffani Clark Kemp

Book Info-

Title-The Man Without Rules
Series-Without Rules Series # 1
By- Tyffani Clark Kemp
Expected Publication-Fall 2013


Sebastian Boa is "The Man Without Rules." Rules just don't apply to him. When he meets Mariss Red one night at one of his night clubs, he sets his sights on her and makes a play. But Mariss is married and she has no desire to lose what she loves for a one night stand. The harder Sebastian tries the more Mariss refuses and he realizes that his feelings for her may be deeper than he ever thought possible for a man like him. And he finds himself changing to be worthy of the one woman who has ever told him no.

About the Author-

Tyffani Clark Kemp has been writing since she discovered in the sixth grade that it wasn’t enough just to read about fantastic places, but she could create her own. She weaves small bits of herself into everything she writes whether it be a science fiction piece about aliens or a dramatic romance fraught with conflict and love. She lives in South Carolina with her family and her fluffy shii tzu-mix dog who thinks he’s a Saint Bernard.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Sidekick Chronicles Volume 2 A Pirates Tale by Stacey Rourke

Before we get to the book info, let me just say if you have not read any of Stacey Rourke's books, you are really missing out!  She is one of my favorite authors I have found this year, and a super nice person to boot!  Her Gryphon series books ROCK!!  She also has a book coming out soon about her journey through infertility and while I am not much of a non-fiction reader, I plan on reading this asap!  Stacey has a great snarky sense of humor that I love and I can't wait to see how she applies it to her real life experiences!

The Sidekick Chronicles Volume II:  A Pirate's Tale
A Gryphon Series Novella by Stacey Rourke


The call of the sea.
The promise of adventure.
For Rowan Wade, the need to return to his swashbuckling ways is enough to betray the only woman he’s cared for in over three hundred years.
With vengeance in his heart, he’s determined to exact his revenge on those that mutinied against his father.
The arrival of an unlikely ally challenges Rowan’s plans. Her goal isn't to stop him, but to lead him on a journey of self-discovery to unravel the mysteries of the twisted path that led him to the Dark Army.
Will it be enough to make the pirate shift course? Or will he be lost forever in a rum-induced haze? Hoist ye colors and prepare to set sail with the Gryphon Series’ favorite pirate!

What people are saying about the series

"The series in a whole is quite amazing. It leaves you breathless with all the cliffhangers, hot sexy men, and the courageous heroine!
Dying for more while agonizing over when the next book come out."
~ M. Abbott

" The Gryphon series Is packed with supernatural creatures, action, romance and comedy. The characters are so awesome, you will want to meet them for real.
These books hooked me and my non reading teenagers and won't let go!"
~H. Alexander'

"Oh My Gryphon! This series is great and I love how Stacey Rourke takes her humor and sassiness and brings it to the next level!"
~M. Williams

"The first that I was actually able to get my teen-aged daughter to read! She then came back begging me to grab her the whole series!
Sure to make you LOL time and time again, so be warned of where you read!"
~ Phenomenal Reviews

All of Stacey's books are currently only .99!!

About The Author

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012.

2012 InD'tale Rone Awards Finalist for Young Adult Teen Romance

Stacey Rourke is the author of the Gryphon Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey 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. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects.

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