Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Release Event: Fixed On You

Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Pierce’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out – move up at the nightclub she works at and marry the manager, David. He’s perfect for her because, although he’s attractive, he doesn’t get her all turned inside out and upside down like some other men have. It’s a safe plan, one that assures she’ll remain in control of her obsessive love disorder. 
       But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous – the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of his plans to seduce her. Avoiding him becomes impossible after he offers a business proposition Alayna can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. 
       Soon Alayna’s charmed by Hudson in every way possible and the control over her old behaviors slip. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

Author: Laurelin Paige
Publisher: Mandevilla Press
Release date: June 24, 2013
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age Group: Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours

About the Author:

Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.
Author social media links: 
Twitter: @laurelinpaige 

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Monday, June 10, 2013

UPRISING Blog Tour Interview

To celebrate the UPRISING Blog Tour, Jessica Therrien is stopping by today for a brief interview. We had a blast getting to know her a little better and we hope you do too!
1.      What snacks/drink help you through your writing process?
Well…it used to be a good cup of coffee, but I can’t drink it anymore because I’m nursing. I had a baby four months ago J
2.      What inspired the idea behind Children of the Gods?
I read somewhere that certain places in Greek mythology really exist. I thought, what if there was a historical explanation for the gods as well? In ancient Greece, if there were people who aged at a slower pace than humans and had supernatural powers they’d likely be mistaken for gods.
3.      Was picking out your character’s names easy or hard? And did you change any during your process?
Some were easy. William has always been William. Elyse was harder. She used to be called Ruth. For some reason that is what came to me when I started writing. I called her Ruthie a lot. Pretty close to the release of Oppression I asked the publisher if I could change it. Ruth sounded to old for a YA book in my opinion, despite my connection to the name. The CEO of ZOVA sat with me and we listed name after name. Eventually we ran across Elyse (Ellie) and that was perfect. It made me think of Elysian Fields from Geek mythology.
4.      Did you struggle with any part of Uprising?
I generally struggle at some point with every book I write. For me the hardest part is getting the content out. That first draft always kills me.
5.      The covers are beautiful, how did you come about choosing those specific ones? And do the colors green and orange symbolize anything in particular?

I definitely can’t take the credit for choosing anything. My publisher designed both covers. I did get to brainstorm with them about the first one. It turned out even better than I imagined. The green color of Oppression isn’t as important as the black. She’s been in the dark, and in this book she’s coming into the light (being enlightened) about the world around her. The color of Uprising is significant, but I don’t want to spoil anything. Let’s just say the Lenaia caves play a part.

Thanks for the great interview!! J

No, thank you, Jessica, it was our pleasure! We are so happy and excited for you and your new book!!


Jessica Therrien follows up her bestselling novel OPPRESSION with UPRISING, the second book in the Children of the Gods series.

OPPRESSION, translated and sold around the world, was one of the best selling YA novels of 2012. UPRISING continues the story of Elyse, William and the Descendants.

Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she’s hiding with William, and she knows who she’s hiding from. The Council wants a child Elyse and William have yet to conceive, a child who will be the next oracle, and who will provide the final piece to a plan Christoph has been organizing for years. Charged with leading the rebellion against Christoph and his Council, Elyse feels well out of her depth. But she has good friends and strong allies who are willing to fight with her to the end, regardless of how far they have to go, and how many lives will be lost in the process. They have one goal: to live freely and openly with the rest of humanity, out from under The Council’s oppressive rule. The stakes could not be higher for Elyse and the Descendants longing for freedom. They'll have to learn to fight if they want to stand up against The Council, and to find allies in a world ruled by their enemies. The hardest part of waging a war is knowing who to trust. Elyse knows their uprising will change the world. She doesn’t realize it will change her, too.

Author Links:

Links to Oppression (Children of the Gods #1):

Links to Uprising (Children of the Gods #2):


Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, was published by ZOVA Books in February of 2012 and became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. The second book in the series, Uprising, will be available in May of 2013.

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011. Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Saved, is also available as part of the anthology.

Jessica currently lives in Chula Vista with her husband and is working on book three in her Children of the Gods series.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Cover Reveal for This Time Next Year by Catherine Peace

Take a look at this beautiful cover! The blurb sounds like a great read. Cate was even nice enough to share an amazing excerpt for your reading pleasure.

BLURB for This Time Next Year by Catherine Peace:

Ever since surviving the vampire attack that killed her parents, Moira Curran has dealt with the resulting nightmares and abandonment issues the only way she could—by throwing herself into her education and then her biochemistry career, preferring a life of hermitude in her lab.

Kiernan Shaw has never forgotten the night twenty years ago when his maker killed a six-year-old girl’s parents in front of her. He’s spent the better part of the last two decades searching for her in order to make amends.

Madame Eve has managed to bring the two together. When they finally meet, will Moira be able to give Kiernan what he needs? Will Kiernan put her fears to rest? Or will old fears and guilt keep them apart?


     For a moment, he thought back to Madame Eve’s email. If she trusts you, she will tell you her name. He understood the power of names, and so did Madame Eve. Something insignificant to a mortal meant everything to a vampire, in whose world names were both salvation and control. Remind a vampire of his humanity, or steal it away by forcing him to do something horrific, like watching a little girl’s parents be eviscerated right in front of her.
     “Kiernan Shaw.” Swallowing hard, he found his way back onto the coffee table. “And yours?”
     Would she tell him her name? Would she allow him that kind of power? 
     She took a deep breath, as though considering the same questions. “Moira Curran.”
    He rolled the name on his tongue and loved the way it felt. “Beautiful.” He reached to stroke her cheek, but she flinched. “Moira, I won't hurt you. I could never hurt you.”
     “I'm sorry,” she muttered. “Old habits, I guess.”
     He nodded, unable to speak at first. The cloying scent of her fear, like overripe peaches, almost strangled him. “Why did you ask me to stay?”
     “I don't know.”
     Neither did he, but he wouldn't leave until she asked him to.
     “I don’t want to be alone, Kiernan. Isn’t that pathetic?”
    He warmed at the sound of his name on her lips. His mouth watered at the thought of kissing her, exploring her, making his name come out of that gorgeous mouth again and again. He tamped down his desire. Nothing good would happen if he moved too fast. “Not in the slightest.” Willem had all but guaranteed him a life alone. Like he approached a scared animal, he moved next to her on the couch. She uncoiled, but didn't relax. “Talk, Moira. Please.” The silence hurt his ears as much as any scream.
     She shook her head. “It's too hard.” Tears spilled but she didn't move to wipe them away.
     Time to be bold, I guess. He brushed a hand against her cheek again. Instead of flinching, she eased into his touch. “I want to ease your hurt,” he said. “Will you let me?”