Thursday, December 19, 2013


Today Erin Fletcher and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME, releasing in early 2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and enter to win an eARC!

On to the reveal!

When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods—vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn't happen—are more traditional, but who is she to judge?

Nate doesn't tell her why he's in her garage, and she doesn't tell him what she's running from. Soon, Hanley¹s trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate¹s recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn't sure which is worse: that she's harboring a fugitive, or that she's in love with one.

Exclusive Excerpt

Nate looks me over, from my jacket to my favorite pair of jeans, to the shoes that are bonfire-worthy but still cute. My hair, with the help of a straightener, is so silky that my dark bangs fall into my eyes even more than usual. My eye makeup is amped up. Whether all of this is because of the bonfire or because of who I hoped I’d run into before leaving is open for debate. He reaches up and brushes my bangs away from my face. The split-second touch makes me crave more. “You look gorgeous.”

“Thank you.”

“Where are you headed?”

Though staying here in the garage might be a better option, I say, “A bonfire.”

Nate studies me again, but this time it feels like he’s looking for something deeper. “Don’t you ever get tired of sneaking out?”

“Not really,” I say with a shrug.

He tugs on the zipper of my fleece, lowering it slightly and pulling me closer. “What are you running from, Hanley?”

It feels like my secrets are written all over my face, but I say, “Nothing.”

When he smiles, it’s almost sad. “I don’t buy it.”

I lean in, putting both hands on the car behind him, one on either side, trapping him. “You tell me why you’re living in my garage and I’ll tell you what I’m running from.”

He gives a sly smile and doesn’t budge. “Secrets it is.”

“Secrets it is,” I echo. And even though the small space between us is electric and threatening to disappear, I push off the car and step away. “I’ll see you later,” I say as I open the door.

“Hanley,” he says before I can get too far. “Be careful out there, okay?”

I don’t make any promises.

About Erin:
Erin Fletcher is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise while drinking excessive quantities of coffee, believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (which is almost never useful when writing books) and lives in North Carolina.

You can visit Erin on her website and on Twitter.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Read Bree: THE SHADOW PRINCE TEASER TUESDAY #1 (and giveaway!...

Read Bree: THE SHADOW PRINCE TEASER TUESDAY #1 (and giveaway!...: You guys, we are only 3 months of Tuesdays away from the release of THE SHADOW PRINCE on March 11th, 2014!!! To celebrate, starting today an...

Click the link above to see Bree's post and enter the giveaway, but here's the teaser for her new series! So awesome!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

SALT Cover Reveal

Today Danielle Ellison and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for SALT, releasing in early 2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and enter to win an eARC!

On to the reveal!

About the Book
Author: Danielle Ellison
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find "her" demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own.

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.

Exclusive Excerpt!
 “Jealousy is cute on you, Pen.”

“Don't call me that,” I snap, pushing my coffee away from me. “And I'm not jealous.”

He leans back on the chair. "Sure. And I don’t think you’re adorable." I jerk my eyes up. He’s smiling. Screw this—this is so frustrating. I tap my foot under the table.

"We're stating the facts, right?" he says.

“Right,” I say.

I don’t have time for this. And what is wrong with this coffee? I feel like I swallowed a fire and it’s all just burning at my stomach.

“You look sick again,” he says.

The poorly—or perfectly—timed waitress comes back with Carter's coffee and a whole tray of drinks. Carter, obviously, flirts again. I don’t know if he’s doing it to get a reaction out of me, but I’m not going to give him one. I watch him and say nothing, but the whole time it feels darker inside my head and my stomach whirs. It’s more empty, and more full, and unsettled at once. The waitress turns to leave a when it happens.

The waitress coughs, as if she suddenly can’t breathe, and trips. She flies across the air. The tray spills all over a table of four. I gasp, horrified. Another waitress grabs her by the waist, trying to give her the Heimlich. The waitress coughs out the gum. She’s crying hysterically, apologizing to the customers dripping with water.

The weirdest part? As soon it happens, all the fury that was building up inside of me disappears. It’s calm again, normal. The change is so sudden that my fingernails dig into the table. All I can hear is the waitress’s cry. 

"I don't know what happened," she sobs over and over again. I close my eyes. Everything inside me is completely still. No storm, no clawing, no emptiness or fullness. In fact, I’m suddenly starving.
Carter's looking at me when I open my eyes. There's something unsettling in his gaze, something suspicious.

“I gotta go,” I say. He starts to say something. I don't stay long enough to find out what it is.
Somehow I just did magic.

About Danielle:
Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly and talking to imaginary friends. When she grew up, she finally flew away (in an airplane) and started traveling the world. She hasn’t stopped yet, but someday she may decide to settle in one place. Her real life friends would definitely like that; they would probably also like if she stopped talking to her characters out loud.

SALT comes out in January 2014, and then it's sequel. In October 2014, FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS (book one of the BOUNDLESS Trilogy) comes out. She's got a busy few years! 


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Moonless Blog Tour!

I'm super excited to host Crystal Collier today as part of her blog tour for MOONLESS. Take it away, Crystal!

Top Ten of Florida

You know you live in Florida when...

10. You've got "Sunshine" when most people are dealing with rain, snow or other inclement weather.

9. "Eek it's a mouse!" You shriek and jump. "Oh, no, it's just a roach." You deflate.

8. You fear standing water.

7. You can casually say, "Oh yeah, it's hurricane season."


6. To go exotic bird watching all you have to do is pull up a lawn chair, sit in your front yard and wait until exotic birds start picking bugs out of your lawn.

5. You are tan 24/7.

4. You can drive an hour any direction and be at a different beach.

3. CRUISE PORT. Need I say more?

2. The question isn't "What should we do tonight?" It's "Which should we do tonight?"

1. The worst torture in the world comes from the smallest people in the state. (Scar must be a Floridian.)

What's your favorite and least favorite thing about where you live? And what about your local defines you?

Crystal Collier, author of MOONLESS, is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. 

You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

Buy MOONLESS HERE or add it on Goodreads.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Guest Post by Ana Blaze!

I'm very excited to be hosting Ana Blaze, author of A LATE THAW (also the author of my favorite story in the LOVE AND OTHER GAMES anthology)! Take it away, Ana!

On Naming Characters.

One of my favorite parts of developing a story is choosing names for my characters. I suspect I spend about as much time researching and considering the options as many prospective parents do. That makes sense because, in many ways, the characters are a piece of me. Not to get too sappy about it, but I am the one that gives them life. They’re my babies and I don’t want to saddle them with an unflattering or inappropriate moniker. So I consider several things before settling on name.

 First I try to match the name with the personality. A more formal character, someone who is maybe a bit introverted and uses an impressive vocabulary might need a classic, reliable name. I’m thinking about William, Catherine, Matthew, Nicholas, Emma or Sarah. A more, shall we say colorful, character--the type of person who people describe as walking to the beat of their own drum--would be better suited with an unusual name. I like names that come from myths and legends for these folks, like Maeve, Cassiopeia and Tristan.

Next I consider when and where a character was born. A two hundred year old Victorian vampire named Zoey wouldn’t make as much sense as one named Josephine or Winnifred would. Even when dealing modern characters place can have a great influence on name. A man born in the southern part of the United States could have a very different name from one born in Scotland or Australia.

As a strangely specific example, take the name Brayden. It was the 15th most popular boys’ name in Alabama last year. It was 13th in Kentucky. It wasn’t even in the top 100 in Washington DC.

So I do some research--The official Social Security website is great for checking popularity of specific names in various places in the US over the past fifty years. In 1965 it didn’t matter if you were born in Hawaii, Alaska, Connecticut or Indianna--there was very good chance your name was Lisa. There is also no shortage of baby name meaning sites.

Which brings me to the next thing  I consider. I do like to choose names that have meanings that suit the characters. For example, Abigail would be a lovely name for a character with a close relationship with her father as it means father’s joy. In A Late Thaw I chose an ironic name, Kiley, for my main female character. Kiley means graceful, but the character is known to be rather klutzy.

Finally, I like to say the names aloud and together. Yeah-I test them out like a twelve year old girl with a crush would.

Kiley and Cole 2gether 4ever!
Beth + Colin= True Love

Are there any names you love or hate to see used in romances? Which ones? Tell me in the comments.

Haha! I love it! Check out more from Ana in A LATE THAW!

Author: Ana Blaze
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Imprint: Kissed
Genre: contemporary romance
Length: 57 pages (novella)
Release Date: October 28th, 2013

The town’s too small for Kiley St. Claire’s reappearance to be a surprise, still seeing her hits Cole Thomas like a punch to the gut. She ripped his heart apart when she turned to ice and ran away all those years ago. Now that she’s back, Cole’s going to say his piece and move on.
Even if she does look damn good in that uniform.
Kiley St. Claire is back in the small town of Barrett, Vermont, for one reason and one reason only: to earn some cash so she can survive her final semester of grad school. She’s not there for the sexy Christmas tree farmers.
Even the one who once held her heart.
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About the author:

Ana lives just outside Washington DC with her very supportive husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian food, Ikea, and cooking. Ana admits to watching too much television and she swears that someday she’s going to learn how to play the guitar resting on the bookshelf in her office.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Olivia Twisted Blog Tour and Giveaway

I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for Vivi Barnes's amazing book OLIVIA TWISTED! Be sure to scroll all the way down for the giveaway!!!

Author: Vivi Barnes
Pub. Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pages: 352
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He tilts my chin up so my eyes meet his, his thumb brushing lightly across my lips. I close my eyes. I know Z is trouble. I know that being with him is going to get me into trouble. I don’t care.

At least at this moment, I don’t care.

Tossed from foster home to foster home, Olivia’s seen a lot in her sixteen years. She’s hardened, sure, though mostly just wants to fly under the radar until graduation. But her natural ability with computers catches the eye of Z, a mysterious guy at her new school. Soon, Z has brought Liv into his team of hacker elite—break into a few bank accounts, and voila, he drives a motorcycle. Follow his lead, and Olivia might even be able to escape from her oppressive foster parents. As Olivia and Z grow closer, though, so does the watchful eye of Bill Sykes, Z’s boss. And he’s got bigger plans for Liv…


I can picture Liv’s face: wide-eyed, trusting. Her smooth lips that taste like strawberry Fanta.

It was just a kiss. That’s all. She’s just like any other girl.

Except that she’s not.

Thanks to Z, Olivia’s about to get twisted.

Doesn't it sound awesome?! Well, it is. I fell in love with the concept from the first time I heard it. The idea of Oliver Twist with hackers instead of pickpockets? SOLD. Throw in a gender twist on the main character, and I'm in heaven.

Liv's voice is captivating from the start. And Z is intriguing as well as HOT. :) I LOVED the chemistry between them.

I wasn't sold on the Oliver Twist quotes at the beginning of each chapter, but other than that, I have no complaints. This is an excellent book, and I highly recommend it!

About Vivi:
Originally from East Texas (the accent comes out more often than not), Vivi now lives in the magic and sunshine of Orlando, FL with her very understanding husband and three kids. She’s an extrovert with awkward blogging tendencies. Her debut novel, OLIVIA TWISTED, comes out November 5, 2013 from Entangled Teen!
You can connect with Vivi on Facebook,TwitterGoodreadsPinterest. Or visit the official Olivia Twisted site at
She’s represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.


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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
10/28/2013- Fiktshun- Guest Post
10/29/2013- Book Briefs- Review
10/30/2013- The Cover Contessa- Guest Post
10/31/2013- Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews- Review
11/1/2013- Happy Booker- Interview
Week Two:
11/4/2013- Larissa's World- Review
11/5/2013- Kindle and Me- Guest Post
11/6/2013- A Bookish Escape- Review
11/7/2013- Reading with ABC- Interview
11/8/2013- Realm of the Sapphired Dragon- Guest Post