Friday, November 29, 2013

AN UNSTILL LIFE by Kate Larkindale: Cover Reveal! @Vampyr14 #LGBT #amreading #YA

Available January 3rd, 2014

An Unstill Life

Things at home are rough for fifteen-year-old Livvie Quinn. Jules, her beloved older sister is sick again after being cancer free for almost ten years.  Her mom becomes more frantic and unapproachable every day. School isn’t much better.  Just when she needs them most, her closest friends get boyfriends and have little time for Livvie – except to set her up on a series of disastrous blind dates.

Livvie seeks refuge in the art room and finds Bianca, the school ‘freak’.  Free-spirited and confident, Bianca is everything Livvie isn’t. Shaken by her mom’s desperation, her sister’s deteriorating condition, and abandoned by her friends, Livvie finds comfort and an attraction she never felt before with Bianca.

When their relationship is discovered, Livvie and Bianca become victims of persecution and bullying. School authorities won’t help and even forbid the pair to attend the Winter Formal as a couple. If Livvie defies them and goes, she risks expulsion and further ridicule from her classmates. At home, her mother’s behavior escalates to new levels of crazy and Jules is begging for help to end the pain once and for all.

While searching for the strength to make her life her own, Livvie must decide how far she’s willing to go for the people she loves.


Publisher: Musa Publishing 

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About The Author

Having spent a lifetime travelling the globe, Kate Larkindale is currently residing in Wellington, New Zealand.  A cinema manager, film reviewer and mother, she’s surprised she finds any time to write, but doesn’t sleep much.  As a result, she can usually be found hanging out near the espresso machine.
Her short stories have appeared in Halfway Down The Stairs, A Fly in Amber, Daily Flash Anthology, The Barrier Islands Review, Everyday Fiction, Death Rattle, Drastic Measures, Cutlass & Musket and Residential Aliens, among others.
She has written eight contemporary YA novels, five of which other people are allowed to see.  She has also written one very bad historical romance.  She is currently working on a new YA novel that is still looking for a title other than its Twitter hashtag, #juvvielesbian. 
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore. @DefinitionHouse's Kickstarter campaign for #DeadNewWorld by @J_Ryan is live! #indie

Dead New World by Ryan Hill

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

They follow orders. And if Holt and Ambrose want to kill some undead, they’ll do the same. But when a routine mission goes horribly wrong, the best friends’ lives are flayed to the bone.

Now there’s only one light in the darkness of Holt’s life, and when she’s taken, he’ll do anything to get her back. Even if that means defying orders and using his best friend as a weapon. Holt and Ambrose risk all to save her, but what they discover among the hordes threatens to remake humanity. Again.

In the end, will there be anything left to live for in this dead new world?


The Campaign:
The Kickstarter campaign is live! It’ll run from November 14 to December 14, and we are so excited! We believe that by using crowd-sourcing we will be able to generate buzz and interact with readers even before the book is published. It also brings authors and readers together so that they are both part of the publication journey. And as the publisher, we look forward to strengthening that bond. We’ve chosen Ryan Hill’s Dead New World as our first project and are looking forward to sharing it with you. Thank you for spreading the word. Now let’s make beautiful zombies together!

Ryan Hill’s bio:
Ryan Hill likes to keep zombies in a safe place—his head. If zombies ever do take over, the thought of living off canned beans is not enticing. At all.
Ryan uses a healthy dose of real life and imagination to come up with stories, and typically spends his time, reading, writing, and watching movies or TV shows...anything involving a good story. Drop him a line on Twitter @J_Ryan.

Social Media Information:
Definition House: Facebook | Kickstarter | Twitter | Website

Ryan Hill: Facebook | Twitter | Website

Monday, November 25, 2013

Want to help me name my next book?! (Pretty please?) #wip #amwriting

Want to help me name my next book?

 I'd love your input! 

[UNTITLED] is a new adult contemporary romance about a woman who returns home after seven years away, taking employment at the high school where she met her first love, then discovering said first love is still there . . . coaching the swim team. 

Here's a rough blurb:

Second chances mean diddly-squat to twenty-six-year-old Sage Shepard; she's never needed one and has yet to meet anyone who deserves the opportunity to wrong her twice. After years of therapy helped her overcome her traumatic childhood, Sage returns to her hometown to make good on a promise she made her brother years ago. Taking a job as the school nurse at Lorimar High pushes memories of her abuse to the surface, but if it means finally having the means and ability to care for Jimmy, she'll stop at nothing. After all, she's not that broken little foster kid anymore.

Brandon "Tig" Tiggs feels like he hasn't left Lorimar High since the day he graduated. After a car accident destroyed his knee and robbed him of his chances of swimming in the Olympics, Tig resigned to coaching the team of his Alma-mater instead of leading the town to glory. He's spent the past eight years pretending to be in love with a woman who resents him for never getting out, coaching a team of swimmers who have no intention of obtaining excellence, and surviving a dreary life he never pictured for himself. Going through the motions has become Tig’s monotonous reality. 

When Sage returns to Lorimar High, walking back into Tig’s dreary life, memories of their secret four-year relationship come flooding back to the surface. Their passionate, all-consuming love sparks once more, threatening to undo them, and it’s all either of them can do to stay away from one another. 

Will past betrayals and current mistakes ruin their second chance, or will this rebel-punk foster kid and her golden boy swim champ reignite the love of a lifetime? 

To thank you for your help, I'm having a giveaway! Just comment below with your title suggestions (mandatory for giveaway), then enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win copies of the first two books of The Ever Trilogy!
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*Disclaimer: Winning the Rafflecopter giveaway does not guarantee I will use your title. The giveaway is just a bonus to thank you for helping me brainstorm. Ideally, I will pick one of your awesome suggestions and we will all ride off into the sunset together (in this case, I will also thank you in the acknowledgements of the book), but as this book is still a work in progress, my literary agent and/or a publishing house may veto any name we choose. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Release Day, Lisa Collicutt! THE DEVIL'S FLOWER is now available!

Now Available!
The Eternal Beings: Book One
 In a town called Nowhere Colorado, Angels and Demons battle for salvation. Who will win? And what will be the cost?
Killing isn’t exactly on Rosalie Lockwood’s list of things to do when she runs away from home. But despite her search for peace; guns and motorcycles become her latest fashion accessories as Divine interference leads her to Steele, co-leader of the Fallen Paladins motorcycle club.
Leathered and tattooed, Steele’s presence scares off most people he comes in contact with—but not Rosalie. She’s immediately drawn into the dangers of his biker world—and into his heart.
But Steele guards a secret that if Rosalie knew, could shatter their new love—along with destroy the human race. And the truth comes at a price.
Will Rosalie risks her soul to prove her loyalty to Steele?
The Dark and Light Realms collide as Rosalie chooses between life, death, and the ever-after to become that which she is fated to destroy.

Coming 2014
The Demon's Wrath: Book Two

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Monday, November 11, 2013

EVER, Book One of the #EverTrilogy, is now FREE!!!!!!!

EVER is currently FREE on Amazon and Kobo! 

Please help me spread the word, and grab your copy today! <3