Thursday, August 13, 2015

Taken By Chance has a new cover!

This summer I was blessed and lucky enough to have Erica Cameron come and visit me. She is more than a friend though; she is also my co-author for the Laguna Tide Series. While she was here we planned a mass photo shoot for the remaining covers in the series. The shoot was fun and highly successful. We were in love with the images. There was a slight problem though. They did not match Taken By Chance's cover. At all. So we decided to re-shoot that cover, and this amazing image is what we came up with. While the picture was exactly what we hoped, the talented Cait Greer's work with the font made it perfect. We love these books and are beyond pleased that the models actually look like our characters.  


A single chance encounter can change your life


Despite being the son of Hollywood’s hottest director, Dare Andrews has managed to steer clear of the paparazzi for seventeen years. But when his ​ex-​girlfriend sells a tell-all interview to the tabloids, he’s suddenly hounded by fans and reporters alike. Dare is getting cynical fast, so he’s unprepared to meet a glass-half-full girl like Chance. And unprepared for the consequences after he helps her save face. Pretending to be the new guy in her life was easy enough when she was being dumped by her boyfriend, but the lie backfires.


What started as a random act of chivalry becomes something deeper as Dare and Chance find themselves trapped in their charade. The problem is that the more Dare gets to know Chance, the less fake their relationship feels. But secrets they both keep threaten their future, and with new storm​s​ overhead, will Chance’s lessons in optimism be enough to help Dare find the silver lining?​

Sound like something you'd like to read? You can buy it on AmazonBarnes and Noblei-TunesKobo and Books on Google Play

I don't usually rate my books. If I had to, with this series as a whole, I would rate it a little more PG-13 than my other books, for mild language, a fairly intense (for my books anyway) make-out scene, some difficult topics and couples who would rather kiss than talk about their problems. Erica and I love these characters and we are super excited to be able to share them with you!

Do you guys like the new cover?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Taken By Chance

Hi guys! I'm very excited to tell you I have a new book out called Taken By Chance. It's the first  in a five book series that I have co-written with my friend Erica Cameron. Each of the five books has a different male narrator from a circle of friends. They are set on a fictional island we named Laguna Tides. 
I don't usually rate my books. If I had to, with this series as a whole, I would rate it a little more PG-13 than my other books, for mild language, a fairly intense (for my books anyway) make-out scene, some difficult topics and couples who would rather kiss than talk about their problems. Erica and I love these characters and we are super excited to be able to share them with you! The first guy we get to meet is Dare Andrews! Here is the book's description:



A single chance encounter can change your life

Despite being the son of Hollywood’s hottest director, Dare Andrews has managed to steer clear of the paparazzi for seventeen years. But when his ​ex-​girlfriend sells a tell-all interview to the tabloids, he’s suddenly hounded by fans and reporters alike. Dare is getting cynical fast, so he’s unprepared to meet a glass-half-full girl like Chance. And unprepared for the consequences after he helps her save face. Pretending to be the new guy in her life was easy enough when she was being dumped by her boyfriend, but the lie backfires.

What started as a random act of chivalry becomes something deeper as Dare and Chance find themselves trapped in their charade. The problem is that the more Dare gets to know Chance, the less fake their relationship feels. But secrets they both keep threaten their future, and with new storm​s​ overhead, will Chance’s lessons in optimism be enough to help Dare find the silver lining?​

Sound like something you'd like to read? You can buy it Amazon, Barnes and Noble, i-Tunes, Kobo and Books on Google Play

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Hunt For The Big Bad Wolf


If you read my blog, then you'll know I love E.M. Tippetts' books. I have enjoyed all of them.  'Someone Else's Fairytale' is my favorite series though. This book is the third in that series. I really think you should read the first two before you read this one.
First, let me say I LOVED this book. Jason and Chloe remain one of my favorite literary couples. They are both good characters, genuinely nice people you can cheer for. I've enjoyed their fairytale. What's interesting about this series is we get to  see what happens after they fall in love and get married. Chloe is getting more sure of herself and letting her emotional guards down further. Chloe is such a good lead. She tries so hard to think clearly and not to jump to conclusions. She had more strength in this book. Seeing her stand up for herself was very welcome. She has really grown throughout the series while still retaining her sweetness.


While we have Chloe's work playing an important role in the book there is still plenty of time spent with her family and friends. Those scenes and the ones with Jason are my favorite. I know Jason's ex-girlfriend went through something awful but I still do not like her. I did appreciate Jason's handling of her though. I like Jason a lot. He and Chloe are a wonderful couple and I'm hoping there are children in their near future. I highly recommend this series.

While the storyline wrapped up nicely I was left wishing the story kept going. I think I heard that Tippets is planning on continuing the series. I really hope so!

Here is what the book is about (description and cover from Goodreads):
Chloe knew she was giving up the quiet life when she married Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt. She expected harassment from paparazzi but not from the writers of Blood Ritual, a television crime drama that brought national attention to a tough case she is trying to solve as a forensic scientist. While she and the rest of the Albuquerque Police Department once collaborated with the show, now relations have gone sour, and details that the police are trying to keep secret in the investigation are cropping up in episodes watched by millions. 


If that weren’t enough, everyone in Chloe’s life seems to be going through a rough patch, from her best friend, Lori, who is trying to plan a wedding, to her niece Kyra who is upset about Jason’s choice of television roles, to Jason himself who is inexplicably moody and withdrawn. None of this drama is the type of thing Chloe knows how to resolve. 
She is trained to do one thing: hunt down the big bad wolves of the world. But with her connections to fame compromising her work, she may not even be allowed to stay on the case. The clock is ticking as law enforcement agencies across the country try to find a serial killer before he strikes again. Chloe is faced with a choice, to help catch one of the most evil criminals in history, or provide support to the friends and family who have always been there for her. Either way, she feels she might make the mistake of a lifetime.



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Out of Bounds


Out of Bounds, my latest release is now available. Here is what it's about:

At the end of her junior year, Jackie Sawyer ended her lifelong friendship with Jordan when her unrequited crush on him became too painful. And thanks to the district’s school boundary changes, Jackie is getting a fresh start as a senior. She’s ready to make new friends, get her first boyfriend, and put Jordan behind her. Only there’s one problem: Jordan is at her new high school. How can she move on when she sees him every day?

Jordan Knowles used to have it all. He was the starting quarterback with loads of money, Jackie for a best friend, and a gorgeous girlfriend, Anna. Then last year it all fell apart, and his family had to trade in their ritzy estate for a crappy apartment. The one bright spot of moving is the chance to go to a new school without Anna or Jackie. But on his first day, not only is he warming the bench, but he finds the two people he most wanted to avoid. Seeing Jackie reminds him that he really misses his best friend. More than he wants to admit.

Though part of a series (it is the third book in the Pom Pom Periodicals book) and tied to Breaking Pointe, it can easily be read as a stand alone.

If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can buy it by clicking HERE.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Breaking Pointe

BREAKING POINTE, my newest release is now available! Here's what it's about:

Lily Madison has had a horrible year. Her parents died, she had to give up ballet, and her ex is pretending their break up never happened. Then one night her ex’s obsession with her escalates into a real threat. Luckily she receives a scholarship to a prestigious dance school in another state. She hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. Lily’s new life seems like a dream. She’s back in dance, making good friends, and enjoys her encounters with Liam, a sinfully handsome guitar player. But accidents keep happening around Lily and her ex won’t leave her alone. Lily starts to wonder if her new school was far enough away to escape the dangers of her old life.

Sound like something you'd be interested in reading? You can purchase it by clicking on the here

Thursday, October 2, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt Is Now Over


Thank you for participating in the Scavenger Hunt. I hope you enjoyed it! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!


Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously. I am a part of Team Indie--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, green team and a blue team. You can enter one or all for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Team Indie, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday October 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Now onto the Hunt!
Today, I'm hosting Tamara Vann for the YA Scavenger Hunt.
Here is a little about this talented author. Tamara Vann was born in Bay City, Texas and grew up in El Paso, Texas. She started writing at an early age, encouraged by teachers and relatives. Her first novel, "Twenty-Six Roses" was electronically published on June 21, 2012 and published in paperback on September 11, 2012. Currently, Tamara lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband, Stephen, and their son, Isaac. You can learn more about Tamara and Twenty-Six roses other Facebook page by clicking here.


Here is more about her book
After the tragic death of her father, fifteen-year-old Kara Spencer feels lost. Unsure what her future holds, she obediently follows when her mother moves her and her younger sister to a new home in a new town. While exploring their new house, Kara and her sister find a magical secret that may prove deadly. With her sister's life hanging in the balance, will Kara be strong enough to step into the unknown to protect her family? 
Sound good? Want to read it at least 3 times? 
You can buy the book here.










Several of my books are on sale during the YA Scavenger Hunt. If you're interested in purchasing any of them while on sale, you can click here for Amazon or here for Barnes and Noble.
To continue the hunt click here.

But wait! There's more! I'm also hosting some giveaways here on my blog. You have the opportunity to win an e-copy of several of my books or the chance to win one of two ten-dollar gift cards to Amazon. That's right, I'm giving away an e-copy of Intrinsical, The Complete Yara Silva Trilogy, Stronger, Pieces of Jade, That's The Spirit, Give Me a C  and two ten-dollar Amazon gift cards. The giveaway here will end at 12:00 am on October 6th.


If you have any questions about the hunt you can refer to the 'how to hunt' blogpost here

Thursday, September 25, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt

I'm on TEAM INDIE for the 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt.

Coming October 2nd, 2014.  

Hello Everyone!

It's that time again. We have less than two weeks until the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you reserved plenty of time for this one because there isn't just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that's right, I said 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun for all you readers out there! So let's get started!
TEAM RED INCLUDES:
 


 TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:

TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:


TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:


TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:


TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:



There are so many books here I don't even know where I would begin. I hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October 5th. That means to get through the entire hunt you'll need to go through 1.5 teams per day!


Leave a comment below to tell me which team you are the most interested in checking out!