Monday, December 22, 2014

2014 Top Ten Book Covers - Jax's Edition

At the end of each year I love to look over some of my favorite book covers and these are my Top Ten!
Each one has that IT FACTOR which draws me in and holds my attention.
The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3) by

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Love Story in Three Parts Book Tour

A Love Story in Three Parts
By Hannah Seevers
Genre: Romance, Literary Fiction

Justine Holland is living quite a normal life (thank you very much). She's a successful artist, upper middle class, pregnant with baby number one, and twenty-seven. But her cozy life is turned on its head when her husband, Sean, finally realizes what everyone else already has- he's actually in love with his best college mate, Gabriel. Even though everyone says she's nuts, Justine decides that having the enigmatic Czech man around might not be such a bad idea. Who knows? All she does know is that losing either of them isn't an option. Break all the rules, shatter all the traditions. Will it be perfect? Or a perfect disaster...

Character Spotlight: Justine Holland
Polyamory (from Greek πολύ [poly], meaning "many" or "several", and Latin amor, "love") is the practice, desire, or acceptance of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
Dear Reader,
I don’t expect you to understand my choices. I've spent a very long time with this book- the two years its taken me to write it and the five years the book itself covers- and every day I have tried to come up with a clear reason for you, my reader. A reason why I chose the life and path I did.
For a while, I thought fear had motivated me. I feared losing Sean and being alone, so maybe I grabbed onto the one thing that would keep him with me. Half of Sean's heart would be better than none, I could reason. Then I realized that I still had every bit of him I'd ever had before and I developed a theory of complacency which paradoxically had moved events along. I couldn't fathom life without him, so somehow polyamory was a lesser evil.
Continuing onward, I blamed my hippie commune upbringing and thought it might have stunted the monogamy reflex that everyone around me seemed to possess. Sometimes I linger on divine intervention. Usually after these moments I wake up with a blistering hangover.
So, yes, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I chose a very non-traditional relationship and have no explanations for you.
But before you start thinking things about polyamory (which is a five dollar word I think Gabriel made up, but he proved me wrong via google), we humbly implore you to remove from your mind the image of an old man and his twelve teenage wives dressed in long, calico dresses at their fundamentalist ranch. Also kindly forget harems; none of us are running around in see through Princess Jasmine pants with bells on our ankles, although if Vogue pronounced it stylish Sean would happily. We also aren't swingers. There's no house keys in a bowl style casual hook ups and we don't frequent nudist resorts, although that might be fun- the naked, not the random sex. We've never marched in a Pride parade, even though they're fun, and we don't live in Portland or San Francisco.
But we do this: we cook dinner for each other, watch movies, play Scrabble, go to the grocery store and even go to the Olive Garden upon occasion. We have real jobs and get our hair cut. We bitch about traffic, drink too much, question our decisions and forget to pick up the dry cleaning.
Even though I can't give you a reason, at least not the tidy, clean one sentence explanation you probably want, I can tell you the words that ran through my head every day, and still does:
Love is not a finite resource.
I can tell you what I did and you can try to decipher my true motivations if you'd like. Anyway, take out story and absorb it. See us as people. Forget about trying to understand unless you read James Joyce for fun. The themes are universal and I'll give you a hint. One of them might be “’’’’if you can't beat 'em, join 'em”.
Justine May 7, 2014
PS, Sean and Gabriel are bitching at me to say that they helped me write the introduction. So, there. Consider these two ill-mannered man children to be contributors. I love them.

Author Bio:
An author who blurs lines and pushes envelopes. Hannah hails from Southeastern Indiana, but considers Austin, TX and South Korea home. When she's not saving the world, the author's strapping husband lives with her and their redheaded wondertwins. A Love Story in Three Parts is her first published novel.
Twitter: @hannahseevers

Friday, December 12, 2014

2014 Top Ten Book Covers - Dani's Edition

At the end of each year I love to look over some of my favorite book covers and these are my Top Ten, er... Eleven...
And my choices are based strictly on the covers alone, since I have not read any of them. However, I plan to cause the covers look that good!
Each one has that IT FACTOR which draws me in and holds my attention.
Captive (The Blackcoat Rebellion #2) by
White Space (Dark Passages #1)  by
Alienated (Alienated #1) by
Uninvited (Uninvited #1)  by
Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1)  by
Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)  by
Lailah (The Styclar Saga #1)  by
Honorable mention: Winter Falls (Twin Willows Trilogy #1)  by
Which covers of 2014 are some of your favorites!!
Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, December 05, 2014

NEW 2015 Weekly Blog Hop


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Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. With that aim in mind, we would love for you to join us! 
We're suckers for lists, so we thought it'd be cool to do a weekly blog hop where we list things. We've provided the topics for each week below, with five being the focus . 
You're not required to post every week. You can pick and choose which topics you'd like to participate in. 
Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of our FFF post each week, so we can stop by and show our FFF love to you!
Thanks for stopping by! We appreciate you guys! 

Jan. 2:  Five Favorite Novels Read in 2014
Jan. 9:  Five 2014 Adored Book Covers
Jan. 16:  Five Most Anticipated 2015 Novels
Jan. 23:  Five TV Character Crushes 
Jan. 30:  Five Favorite Authors
Feb. 6:  Five Novels You Wish You Wrote
Feb. 13:  Five Romantic Movies You Love
Feb. 20:  Five Book Characters You’re Crushing On 
Feb. 27:  Five Top TV Shows
Mar. 6:  Five Book Characters You Relate To
Mar. 13:  Five Books You Recommend
Mar. 20:  Five Best Writing Songs
Mar. 27:  Five Movie Character Crushes

We post Fast Five Friday topics quarterly so make sure to stop by and get the new list then.

~ Dani & Jax