Monday, 31 March 2014

Sidelined Release Day!

ARRRGGGGHHH!



Yup, the release day for Game On Book 3, Sidelined, has arrived! It has been a really long time coming. I published nothing last year, so there has been a pretty long gap between Book 2 and Book 3.

I really just wanted to post today to thank you all for your patience. I haven't been the best blogger in the world over the last few months, but when I have posted, you've still all been here for me, and I appreciate it more than you know.

Today, there is a Facebook party happening all day, and there will be many, many prizes on offer including ebooks from Cassie Mae, Annalisa Crawford, Crystal Collier, and many, many more, plus Amazon gift cards, and swag packs! You can pop in and join in the fun here.

If you'd like to grab a copy of Sidelined, you can do so in the following places:

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Smashwords

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Very late cover reveal and where the heck have I been??

Hey guys! I am SO disorganised this week, it's ridiculous - and I will explain in just a moment, but first, I must post the cover reveal for Cassie Mae's upcoming release, The Real Thing! (Cassie, I am SO sorry I'm so late. It is inexcusable since you have been so helpful to me! Forgive me?)
So, this book... it's about this girl.



And she loves her online time.



Her phone is her buddy.



And her favorite app is her Kindle, because she also LOVES to read.



Read a lot.



Then there's this boy.



He's best friends with this bookworm girl.



He sort of has a thing for her.



But, he's also got major anxiety.



And isn't sure how to make a move.




So when they end up rooming together for the summer, this guy tries to get this girl to put the screen away long enough for him to win her over.



But of course, it's not easy to unplug. Especially for an internet junkie.



Hmm... that girl sounds pretty familiar ;)


And here's the hawt cover for it! 








And here's the actual blurb, and not my picture version :)
Eric Matua has one friend—his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer. Mia Johnson has thousands of friends—who live in her computer. Along with her email chats and Facebook notifications, Mia also devours romance novels, spending countless hours with fictional characters, dreaming of her own Romeo to sweep her off her feet. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she’s someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world.
When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. But Eric keeps his desires locked away, unsure of himself and his ability to give his best friend what she deserves in a boyfriend. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she’s about to lose the only real thing she’s ever had.

About Cassie Mae :)

Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. She’s the author of the Amazon Bestsellers REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND and HOW TO DATE A NERD, and is the debut author for the Random House FLIRT line with her New Adult novels FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI and SWITCHED. She spends time with her angel children and perfect husband who fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.


I know this book will be as amazing as Cassie's other books, and I can't wait to read it!

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Okay, so, where have I been? I wish I could tell you I've been off on some amazing adventure, but really, I have just been working my ass off to get Sidelined ready for release. Yeah, it's coming out on Monday, and I have barely done any promotion for it because I have been so busy making it shiny, and also, I've had a ton of paid work to deal with too, which is why I am so far behind, and I haven't had a chance to visit all your lovely blogs! I hope you can all forgive me - I will be back on track next week, just in time for everyone's A-Z posts! :D

I will be doing a Facebook launch day party on Monday to celebrate the release of Sidelined, and I will post all the details here as soon as I have them. If any of you would be at all interested in donating an ebook/paperback/gift card/swag, please leave me a comment and I'll be in touch. If you just want to come along and join in with the fun, I will post the event link on the blog in the next couple of days.

Sorry again that this has been such a rush - love you guys!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Blog Tour: Road To Somewhere, Guest Post by Kelley Lynn

Today I am thrilled to be taking part in Kelley Lynn and Jenny S. Morris' blog tour for Road To Somewhere! These ladies are super hard-working, and super talented, and I couldn't be more pleased that their book is now available for you all to read!

I asked Kelley to write up a guest post, and she came up with an excellent topic, which I am certain all other writers can relate to! Take it away, Kelley!


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Thanks so much for being a stop on our ROAD TO SOMEWHERE release tour, Kyra. So excited to be here.

When Kyra first asked what I would like to post about on her blog I didn’t respond right away. The interest from the online community to be part of Jenny S. Morris and my release tour gets me all
emotional. It’s been a long journey for the two of us and this little book, and he support from the reading and writing community is just astounding.

So after I thought about all that, I figured out just what I’m going to talk about here on Ms. Kyra’s blog. Because she’s such a great bloggy friend and writer, like so many others out there, it
feels fitting to say it here.

It takes a village to get a book published. When I started out, I thought writing would be this calm, solitary thing. Only when I was ready to share my finished book with others would I interact with
the outside world.

I was so silly.

Yes, ultimately it is me and only me who can put words on a page. But from conception to physical (or ebook) copy, there are so many people who touch a given story.


Critique Partners/Betas – Where would a writer be without the kind honesty from their writerly friends? Every writer needs feedback on what works and doesn’t work in a story. We, as the author,
are just too close to the characters to see where the flaws may lurk. 

Writing Community – There’s no one who understands the ups and downs of writing more than someone who’s doing it. Whether through blogs, or facebook posts, or conferences, the interaction with other writers is essentially to keep an author sane.

Agent – Not exactly necessary in today’s day and age of self-publishing, but when you’ve got a good one you wonder how you’d ever manage without. They’re an advocate for you and your work. The voice for you when pitching to the publishing houses. 

Editor(s) – They’re the claymasters, taking the gem that is your story and shaping it into a far better piece than it was when you first sold it to them. A great editor understands what your desires
are for your story and makes it so that vision comes to life.


Family and Friends – If these people aren’t behind you in your goal to make it as a writer, life can be quite challenging. Because writing takes up SO MUCH TIME. And for most of us, isn’t our only job.
An understanding support system is vital to making your dreams a reality.


Reading Community – A lot of us would write whether someone read our work or not. It’s just something we’re compelled to do. But the real reward is when others read our work, ponder it, question why the characters they love and hate do what they do. The reading community makes
our stories jump off the page into a form of reality that wouldn’t be possible
without them.


Collab Authors – I need to put a separate bullet point for this one because, after all, this is a tour for ROAD TO SOMEWHERE, a collaboration between myself and Jenny S. Morris. There is
something really magical about sharing the creation of a story with someone else. Knowing there’s another person who cares as deeply for those characters as you do. 

I’m sure I’ve forgot some, as the list really is quite extensive. Perhaps we could all share the village who helps us succeed in this business in the comments below.

Thanks so much for having me here, Kyra! 

And thanks so everyone who has been a part of the ROAD TO SOMEWHERE journey.






BOOK DESCRIPTION:




New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood. 

A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. What could be better? 

For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life  changing. While her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance
at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A.  But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has
 to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined. 


Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could
just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Kelley Lynn was born and raised a Midwestern girl. She’s not afraid to sweat and  fills her free time with softball, soccer and volleyball. (Though you probably don’t want her on your volleyball team.) She occasionally makes guest appearances as a female vocalist for area bands. Music plays a large role in her writing process as well as the characters and plot
lines within her stories.

Jenny S. Morris is a YA author who loves all things geek, may have a Kdrama addiction, and prefers the rainy NW to any place she's ever lived. Road to Somewhere is her debut novel.




Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Cover Reveal: Over The Ocean by Georgia St. Mane

Hello! I'm just popping out of my writing cave to help the lovely Georgia St. Mane (otherwise known as Rachel Schieffelbein) with her cover reveal for Over The Ocean!

Blurb:
When Bree meets Logan, and hears his oh-so-sexy British accent, it's lust at first sight.

Bree thinks Logan feels the same way, especially when they're snuggled up on her couch with his tongue down her throat. But when Logan decides that getting into a relationship when he only has a few months left in the States is a bad idea, Bree agrees to be "just friends."

But every time he flashes his swoon-worthy smile, complete with dimples, Bree has a hard time keeping her thoughts in the "friend zone."

About the author: Georgia St. Mane is married with four kids. She's passionate about writing, reading, and theater. She thinks everyone deserves their own love story. Georgia also writes YA as Rachel Schieffelbein.
 
You can add Over The Ocean on Goodreads now. 

Friday, 7 March 2014

WIP: The Movie Bloghop Winner!

Happy Friday!

Before I get to the winners of the WIP: The Movie, I just want to say a huge thank you to all of you who took part in my Sidelined cover reveal this week, and for all the comments you left on the blog! There will be more updates on the release coming soon!

Now... back to business!





Thanks to everyone who took part in the hop! I had an awesome time looking at everyone's movies, casts and soundtracks, and it was REALLY difficult to choose a winner!

However, I finally made a decision and my winner is: Rebecca Barrow! Congratulations!

I will send you an email over the weekend to get all your details so I can get your prize to you. :D

Head on over to Rachel's blog to find out her winner, too.

That's all for now - I gotta head back to my writing cave for the rest of the day! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Cover Reveal Sidelined (Game On 3) by ME!

Good morning!

I am delighted to be finally revealing the cover for the next book in the Game On series, Sidelined! (There is a slight chance that those of you who are on the ball will have seen this already, but not to worry, getting the word out is all that matters!)


Title: Sidelined (Game On Book 3)
Author: Kyra Lennon
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 31st 2014
Blurb:
At the age of twenty-one, Bree Collinson has more than she ever dreamed of. A handsome husband, a fancy house, and more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos combined. But having everything handed to her isn’t the way Bree wants to live the rest of her life. When an idea to better herself pops into her head, she doesn’t expect her husband to question her, and keep her tied by her apron strings to the kitchen. 

Isolated and unsure who to turn to, Bree finds herself falling back into a dangerous friendship, and developing feelings for the only person who really listens to her. Torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to a man who has the perfect family she always wanted, she has some tough choices to make. 

While Bree tries to figure out what she wants, a tragedy rocks the Westberg Warriors, triggering some dark memories, and pushing her to take a look at what’s really important. 

Sidelined is the third book in Kyra Lennon’s Game On series. Game On (Book 1) and Blindsided (Book 2) are available on Amazon and Smashwords.

You can also add Sidelined on Goodreads

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EEK, I can't believe the release date is coming around so fast! 

This book is a little different than the first two books in the series in that there is slightly less romance, and the romance that is there isn't really what people usually think of as traditional romance. It's not about a couple that meets and falls in love, since they are already married, but they do have  a journey to go on, both together and as individuals. 

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the cover reveal - it's much appreciated, and I will be around to visit you all during the week! 






Saturday, 1 March 2014

Cover Reveal: Breathless by Krista McLaughlin

Today we have the cover reveal for Krista McLauglin's debut novella, Breathless! I'm sure many of you know Krista from around the blogosphere, and I'm so excited that this book will be releasing soon. I was lucky enough to get to read Breathless and it's such a sweet story with some excellent characters! Here are all the details!

 

BREATHLESS by Krista McLaughlin
Book Summary: Eighteen-year-old Lainey is the only witness to her best friend losing her life to the depths of the ocean. She stays close to the water, a small part of her hoping to surrender to the same fate. On her birthday the waters almost overtake her, but a mysterious young man rescues her and disappears.
Lainey can't stop thinking about the stranger from the beach, and one night she finds her rescuer naked and bleeding on the shore. Jon doesn’t know what pancakes taste like, how microwave popcorn cooks, or own shoes, but he seems to be just what Lainey needs. As the anniversary of her friend’s death looms, Lainey opens herself in ways she never thought possible. But when Jon’s identity comes to light, Lainey has to save him before she loses another love to the sea.
Publication Date:  April 1, 2014




About the Author:
Krista McLaughlin graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services, and a minor in English.  She was born and raised in the Midwest with her nose stuck in a book and her hand smeared in pencil lead.  When she is not cuddling with little ones she nannies, she is reading or cross-stitching.  She loves J.R.R. Tolkien and all things Star Trek.