M9B Friday Reveal: Cover Reveal – Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are revealing the cover for

Facsimile by Vicki L. Weavil

an upcoming Month9Books Title!

Author, Vicki L. Weavil, also shares her thoughts on the cover.

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I love this cover because it reflects the book so well. The image of a girl standing alone on a desolate world is a perfect depiction of my protagonist, Ann, as well as her “sand over stone” world, Eco. But it’s also symbolic, because although Ann isn’t really alone, she often feels isolated on her frontier planet. The addition of the image of the Earth is also appropriately symbolic. Ann can’t actually see the Earth from Eco, but since her goal is to live on Earth it’s always on her mind, so the inclusion of the Earth image is a wonderful metaphor for her hopes and dreams.

 

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For a ticket to Earth, seventeen-year-old Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano is willing to jettison her birth planet, best friend, and the boy who loves her. Especially since all she’s required to do is escort Dace Keeling, a young naturalist, through the wilderness of the partially terraformed planet Eco. Ann‘s determination to escape the limitations of her small, frontier colony never falters, until Dace’s expeditions uncover three secrets. One offers riches, one shatters Ann’s perceptions of herself, and one reveals that the humans stranded on Eco are not its only inhabitants.

Ann’s willing to sacrifice friendship and love for a new life on Earth. But when an entire species is placed in jeopardy by her actions, she must make a choice – fulfill the dream that’s always sustained her, or save the planet she’s never considered home.

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Facsimile (Facsimile #1)
by Vicki L. Weavil
Publication Date: March 8, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books

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Vicki L. Weavil is represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel. Her Young Adult Fantasy, CROWN OF ICE — a dark YA retelling of H.C. Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” — is published by Month9Books. Two companion books to CROWN OF ICE — SCEPTER OF FIRE and ORB OF LIGHT — will be published in 2016 and 2017.
Her YA SciFi — FACSIMILE — will be published by Month9Books in 2016, with a sequel, DERIVATION, to follow.
A new YA Fantasy, THE DIAMOND THIMBLE, will be published by Month9Books in 2018.
She also writes adult SciFi.

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LIVE ME BLOG TOUR

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Please welcome guest author Celeste Grande’s blog tour. She wrote a lovely guest post for us about her writing process! ENJOY!

 

WRITING PROCESS

by Celeste Grande

 

My writing process is unique. I work a full time “day” job in Manhattan that requires a two hour commute each way. This is both a blessing and a curse. It’s four hours of my life every day that was essentially wasted…until I started writing. Live Me was completely written while commuting during those four hours…enter where it became a blessing. It’s not quiet by any means, but I tend to block it out and think that the outside noise around me actually serves as a better atmosphere for me. I’ve tried to write in quieter conditions and it doesn’t seem to flow as easily. However, I have an equally hard time trying to write while I have music on, even if it’s a song inspiring a scene. I’ll have to pause as I go.

So, I hand-write. I’ve tried to type, but again, it just doesn’t flow comfortably for me. Possibly because I really am a crappy typist. So I find myself going back to correct words and then losing my train of thought and where I was or what exactly I wanted to say.

I then type what I’ve written during my lunch hour at work. It makes everything take longer, but it also allows for extra editing because while I’m typing, I’m fixing and thickening the scenes.

After it’s typed, I print out the chapter so I can read it on paper and I take a red pen to it. By the time it gets to my CP, it’s already been through essentially two rounds of edits by me. Then I make the CP’s changes and then I send it out to betas. (This could all be why Live Me took three years to write and edit and release)

I am a mix between a plotter and a pantster.  I need to have down the major happenings of a story, but then I just write. I don’t stick to guidelines of what’s to happen in each chapter and I often find my very bold characters changing where I wanted to go with things anyway. 😉

After ALL of that, I have two editors, one who does more than one round, and a proofreader. Phew! That’s a lot of work for words, yeah?


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Live Me ~ a Pieces of Broken novel by Celeste Grande
Publication date: October 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Synopsis:

Broken…

Shattered…

How can you begin to live again when you’ve already been forced to…die?

Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control.

Run.

With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless façade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by…him.

Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.

Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?

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Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life.
She lives in New York, still putting pen to paper and anxiously awaiting the debut of her first novel, Live Me, a new adult romance, in October of 2015.

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NEW COVER – CRAVING HER

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***WARNING ***
This short story is intended for adults only due to its explicit language and steamy scenes. Moreover, if you don’t like adult stories involving multiple partners, ‘Craving Her’ is not for you!
The Cast:
Sophia – a bright young woman who goes to an Ivy League college on a scholarship.
Bernie – her millionaire boyfriend who fools around behind her back.
Jim – Bernie’s roommate and Ron, his boyfriend – both are billionaires turned celebrities.
The Plot:
Gorgeous gay couple – deeply in love – decides to have an adventurous encounter with a woman to satisfy Ron’s growing curiosity.
Jim thinks he might have found their ideal partner in Bernie’s girlfriend.
Will nice and shy Sophia be up to something as naughty as their proposal? Should they ask her and risk Bernie’s friendship? Or will Fate intervene in Ron and Jim’s favor?

M9B Friday Reveal: Author Spotlight – Ryan Craig Bradford

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we are featuring

Ryan Craig Bradford

author of Horror Business, a Month9Books Title!

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Ryan grew up in Park City, Utah. His fiction has appeared in Quarterly West, Paper Darts, Vice, Monkeybicycle and [PANK]. He currently lives in San Diego where he acts as Creative Director for the nonprofit literary arts organization So Say We All. He’s the co-editor of the anthology Last Night on Earth and founder of the literary horror journal, Black Candies.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Goodreads

 

If you were admitted to Hogwarts which house would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Never read/watched any Harry Potter 😦

 

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter

 

Favorite Superhero?

Wolverine

 

Favorite TV show?

The X-Files

 

Sweet or Salty?

Salty

 

Coke or Pepsi?

Pepsi

 

Any Phobias?

Bees!!

 

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

“Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” by Beach Slang

 

Who is your favorite book villain?

The Judge in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

 

What are you reading right now or what’s on your TBR?

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

 

Spring Movie you’re most looking forward to?
The Witch

 

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Armed with a passion for classic B-grade horror movies, a script co-written by his twin brother, and a wicked crush on his death-obsessed neighbor; hardcore horror fan Jason Nightshade must finish his student film.

But his plans are derailed when the children of suburban Silver Creek start disappearing – his twin brother among them. Battling a possessed video camera, a crazy zombie dog, a monstrous bully, and a frighteningly broken down family life, Jason embarks on a mission to find his lost brother so the two can write an ending for his story.

As any horror fan knows, saving the day won’t be easy, as Jason finds himself forced to face the real world where death isn’t just a splash of fake blood on a camera lens.

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DEATH BECOMES ME BLOG TOUR

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Writing Paranormal: the good, the bad, the awesome.

By Elizabeth Holloway

Paranormal is such a fun genre. There are so many ways you can go, so many things to explore. Witches, ghosts, vampires, shape-shifters, angels, and of course, grim reapers (I’m a bit fond of the reapers, myself). The possibilities are boundless.

There is, however, a bad side to writing paranormal. Everyone has an expectation of what each creature should be, their strengths and weaknesses, the way they should behave, the powers they should have. These preconceived notions make it difficult to be creative without ticking some people off. But, as a writer, you gotta do what you gotta do. And what I gotta do is think outside of the box. Haters be damned. (Sorry, haters.)

I think the thing I love most about writing paranormal is exploring the inner workings of some of these creatures, and I don’t mean their anatomy. I love diving into the psyche. How would being a Grim Reaper, for instance, affect a person? I think some might give up and want out, like Aaron does in the first book, Call Me Grim. Others would become bitter and lose themselves, like Bobby in Death Becomes Me. And still others would use the time and power to create, as Nicholas and Libbi end up doing.

Honestly, I think that’s the best part of writing, period. I love exploring the psyche. I love figuring how someone will react to the terrible circumstances I drop on them. Does that make me sadistic? I don’t know. Probably.


 

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Death Becomes Me

(Call Me Grim #2)

by Elizabeth Holloway

Publication Date:  November 2015

Genre:  YA, Paranormal

Libbi and Aaron are Grim Reapers on the run. They may have escaped their hometown of Carroll Falls unscathed, and are together and alive (well, more or less), but they’ll soon find there’s a price to pay. A deadly one.

By escaping Carroll Falls, Libbi and Aaron have broken the Reaper’s covenant with Abaddon, aka Death himself – and now they’re right at the top of Abaddon’s Most Wanted list. There’s nowhere to hide, and not a single person, alive or dead, they can turn to for help.

But just as it’s looking like the end of the line, Libbi hears word of a Reaper in hiding – a Reaper who once escaped Abaddon’s wrath. Finding this mysterious Reaper might be the perfect solution… if Death doesn’t find them first.

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The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake—and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn’t shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron’s the local Grim Reaper . . . and he only saved Libbi’s life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place. And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark . . . but only if she accepts Aaron’s job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.


 

Elizabeth Holloway 

Elizabeth Holloway is a writer of young adult fiction living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children and their growing number of pets.

In addition to writing, she is a registered nurse, an avid reader, an out-of-practice artist, a karaoke singer, and music lover. She is still trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up.

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Cover Reveal – Sugar Skull by Lisa Mantchev & Glenn Dallas

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Sugar Skull by Glenn Dallas & Lisa Mantchev
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: November 10th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, New Adult, Science Fiction

Synopsis:

Welcome to Cyrene, a city where energy is currency and music is the lifeblood of its young citizens. Everyone lives on the grid, and the residents of the world’s largest playground are encouraged to pursue every physical and emotional pleasure imaginable.

Vee is the lead singer of the Sugar Skulls, an all-girl band that is Corporate’s newest pet project. Micah haunts the city like a ghost after an overdose of a deadly illegal street drug knocks him off the grid. When Micah and Vee forge an immediate, undeniable connection, their troubled worlds collide.

Trading concert stages for Cyrene’s rooftops and back alleys, they have to evade vicious thugs and Vee’s possessive manager as they unravel the mysteries connected to their dark pasts. And before the curtain falls, Micah and Vee will bring the city to its knees in their desperate bid for love, home, and a future together.

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When not working on puzzles for Penny Press or writing about them for PuzzleNation, Glenn Dallas is an author of short stories and at least half of one novel. After appearing in the acknowledgments of several outstanding novels, he looks forward to returning the favor in the future.

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Lisa
Lisa Mantchev is the acclaimed author of Ticker and the Théâtre Illuminata series, which includes Eyes Like Stars, nominated for a Mythopoeic Award and the Andre Norton Award. She has also published numerous short stories in magazines, including Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, and Fantasy. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State with her husband, children, and horde of furry animals. Visit her online at www.lisamantchev.com.

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A NEW SEASON BOOK BLITZ

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CHARACTER INTERVIEW

NFL Football Player . . . Jaken Tanner

Hey Jaken. Thanks for joining me.

You’re welcome.

When did you realize you had a talent and when did you decide that you could use your talent to make a living?

Wow. You’re going to get right into it. No softball questions like what’s you’re favorite color or what would I do if I wasn’t playing football.

We’ll get to that, but when did you figure out you were good.

To be honest, I don’t think I even appreciated that I was good at football until I got to college. Growing up in Texas, every guy played football. It’s just what you did. I was really close to my high school coach –

He later became you’re father in law?

Uh, yeah. He and my father were supportive and encouraging and guide me to be good at something and in college, I started my second year and started every game ever since.

Where did you’re discipline come from?

I think it came from having my son at such a young age. I knew I had to work hard and do what I needed to do in order to make a life for him. I was okay with having a nice life, but I wanted him to have an extraordinary life and to give him that, I needed to be disciplined in football.

What food do you hate giving up when you’re in training?

Oh man. Not a food, but a drink. Jameson. I love it, but I don’t drink it during the season. My girl friend turned me on to Jameson with a pickle back and swears it prevents hang overs, but I still wouldn’t risk it during the season.

You’re girlfriend drinks Jameson?

Yeah, she’s an exceptional woman.

Any strange superstitions or pregame rituals you perform before you play a game?

Since my rookie season, Michael and I have rituals that have evolved over the years. We have to walk on the field together for warm up and intros. We run the field together during warm ups and have to be in step. We play catch during the opening kick off, stuff that like.

No lucky underwear?

No. Blushes from ear to ear.

What’s you hype music?

My girlfriend, Emma, sends me a new song every week. Like for the Super Bowl, she sent me Fighter by Gym Class Heroes.

 The songs mostly lean towards hip hop?

No, for the NFC Championship game, it was that song from Rocky IV. (Jaken Sings) Hearts on fire, strong desire. –Emma sitting in the back ground shaking her head and laughing.

 Let’s get back to some serious stuff. Would you let your son play football?

This is the hot topic isn’t it. I get it. I would love it if my son became a regular guy with a regular job where he didn’t get beat up every week, but I also know the passion I have for the game and would rather my son find something that evokes the same passion for him. If that’s football, then I am excited for him.

 How do you find time be a father and a boyfriend and an NFL Quarterback?

He turns back to look at Emma and then back at me.

It’s hard. Emma has been a fan of mine even before we got together. She is super supportive and it’s important for me to be just as supportive of her. Plus, she and my son get along so well, we enjoy spending time together.

 Yeah, but you need some time alone.

We find time.

Ok, since I’m not going to get anymore then that, let’s do some quick hits.

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate

Why?

Mixes better with stuff.

Beach or Mountains?

Beach

Why?

Emma in a bikini – hot.

Favorite city?

New York

Why?

Where I meet my girl for the last time.

Read or watch TV?

Read

Why?

I’ve seen the process and respect the heck out of it.

 If you weren’t a football player, what would you be doing?

A teacher.

Why?

It an awesome superpower to have, being able to teach someone something.


 

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A New Season by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Publication date: September 8th 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports

Synopsis:

Dark deception has pushed Emma past her limits. She has no choice but to run again.

Back home, she falls in the arms of her childhood crush, sweet and sexy Jaken Tanner, NFL quarterback and publicly all around nice guy.

Emma is desperate to put her sordid past behind her and become the kind of woman worthy of the pure and passionate love Jaken offers.

Despite their immediate attraction and Jaken being the man of her dreams, Emma is afraid to get sucked into his famous guy life and lose herself all over again.

If only she could erase the last few years. If she could forget the pain and shame of her actions, Jaken is her second chance.

Will her past destroy her chance with the perfect guy or will Emma realize she may be perfectly created by her past to build a future with her one true love?

A New Season contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature and is not suitable for readers under 18 years of age. 

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Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.

Sydney has been blogging at sydneyaaliyah.com for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process.

An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is blessed to be awake now and doing what she loves.

She can recite the entire script for the 80’s teen comedy/drama “The Breakfast Club” and loves any and everything associated with the Avengers Movie, especially Tony Stark.

When it come to books, Sydney reads many different genres, but some of her favorite writers are Stephen King, Cora Carmack, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Cassie Mae & Emily Bronte. The Great Gatsby, Under the Dome, Losing It, CassaStorm, Switched, & Wuthering Heights are her favorite books.

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STUPID LOVE BOOK BLITZ

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QUICK & FUN Q & A with Cindy Miles

Author of the Stupid in Love series

 

  1. The main character of STUPID LOVE has a bit of an odd name, Memory. Where did you get that name from and what significance does it hold? Years ago my husband and I had one of our first cars insured at a small town company and the girl working the desk was named Memory J I always thought she had such an interesting name! Although I’ve written many books, this is the first time the name really fit a heroine. As the story goes, it does hold a double meaning. She’s fought a life-threatening disease and won, and she plans on making each memory in her life count! J
  2. Memory is described as a bit of a wild child. How did the process for writing her character differ from creating your previous heroines in the series, Olivia and Harper? Olivia and Harper both had horrible things happen to them in their past, and the events were caused by another person. Memory’s significant past came at the hand of fate, not another person’s ruthless act. Overcoming it made her strong, though, just as Olivia and Harper’s did. But it also made Memory complacent. Writing her wild-child mannerisms was entirely a blast! She just lives each moment as though it was her last, and doesn’t take her loved ones for granted.
  3. Memory zip lines, swing from bridges, and a few other things that would make most people have heart palpations. What is the most adventuresome thing you’ve ever done? How did you weave that experience into STUPID LOVE? Hmmm…I’d love to think I was once a daredevil! I did grow up on the river, and I water skied, etc. I’ve climbed crumbling castles. But I don’t think I’m quite as daring as Memory! It’s fun imagining it though!
  4. What is your favorite line from STUPID LOVE? Wow—there are a lot! But “I am so in crazy with you” stands out. 🙂
  5. What makes Jace Beaumont the perfect match for Memory? As my grandma used to say, “he is the sugar in her tomato sauce” Lol! Jace grounds Memory, I think. He shows her how to love deeply. J
  6. What’s your next project on the horizon? I’m not quite sure yet! I’m playing around with a few ideas including another New Adult, or a YA perhaps. 🙂
  7. Lightning Round! Answer the following prompts with the first thing that comes to mind: a)Vacation is best at the beach or in the mountains? Beach
    b) Is everything better with bacon? Of course!

c) What’s your favorite social media venue to interact with readers? Facebook
d) What’s the last book you read? Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Excellent!
e) Kimmel, Fallon, or past your bedtime? OMG FALLON!
f) Besides the main couples in the Stupid in Love series—Olivia and Brax, Harper and Kane, and Memory and Jace—who was your most favorite character to write? I loved Jilly in Stupid Girl, and I adored his old pal Jasper in Stupid Love!
g) Favorite musician of all time? No way! Too difficult! But one of my top 5 is Freddy Mercury J Steve Tyler J
f) Favorite place to write? On my porch swing! 🙂


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Stupid Love by Cindy Miles

(Stupid in Love #3)
Publication date: September 10th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Bestselling new adult author Cindy Miles is set to capture the hearts of STUPID GIRL fans again with the grand finale of the Stupid in Love series, featuring Memory and Jace.

MEMORY

Casualties.

That’s how I refer to the guys who’ve had the bad fortune to fall for me. They only see long legs that they wish were wrapped around them, a cat-like smile, and the reckless abandon to take on any wild dare. It’s all a game to me. Show me a bridge, and I’ll leap over the side. Give me a car, and I’ll race it. Give me a heart, and I’ll break it. I always win. I even showed Death who was boss a long time ago.

Or so I thought.

Now, time is running out, and I’m losing fast…and big. I met someone. Jace Beaumont. He’s smart, and good, and I dream about spending days exploring the summit of his perfect lips. But, I’m a grenade. I know I should leave him be. I can’t.

JACE

Study, class, work, repeat. That’s all I have time for. At twenty-five years old, I have a bit more mileage on me than the average college freshman. But, that’s what happens when you spend your youth drinking, partying, and bagging girls like it’s a full-time job. Now, I have goals. There’s just one kink in my plans. Her name is Memory. She’s every guy’s dream girl. She’s intoxicating. She’s trouble. I want to stay away. I can’t.

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National bestselling author Cindy Miles writes edgy romance, ranging from contemporary love stories to sexy paranormals. A native of southern coastal Georgia, she loves reading (naturally), baking swoon-worthy desserts, traveling abroad, yoga, and classic rock. The cover for her debut New Adult romance, STUPID GIRL, was featured on USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. In the novel, a volatile mix of bad boys, sassy smart girls, dark secrets, and red-hot romance add up to one wild ride through college. The second book in her Stupid in Love series, STUPID BOY, features a wickedly handsome law-breaker who falls for a beautiful, straight-A college student with an ugly past of her own.

Hang out with Cindy on her Facebook fan page at Official Cindy Miles Fanpage,  on Twitter@CindyMilesBooks, or check out her WEBSITE!

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GIVE BACK WEDNESDAY – STARRING – RACHEL ORMAN

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 That’s why on February 21, 2015, after reading Bethany Turner’s blog – here –  and finding out about her Marquee Monday Project, where she dedicates her blog to promoting authors instead of herself, I decided to do something similar.

You should check the previous featured authors because they’re great people, supportive of other authors and you’ll find great reads by each one of them: Harmony Kent, Jennifer Hinsmann Jason Greenfield, and Dalia Daudelin.


 

I’ve been meaning to profile this lady for a while, but life kept getting in the way. haha She is an amazing writer and an honest and generous reviewer. She was one of the first people who accepted my request to review my erotica short-stories (something which is never easy to come by) for the awesome website Inked Rainbow Reads

RACHAEL ORMAN

 

Now, finding a picture of her to include here wasn’t very easy, but I did some digging in her Facebook Page archives (felt a bit like a stalker – yikes! – haha) and found the one I posted above. I loved how shy yet smart she looks. 😀

Giveback Wednesday is about me promoting other authors who are not only talented but who support other authors as well. Rachael fits both categories to perfection. And while researching for this post, I saw the picture below on her Facebook timeline. It is SO TRUE!! But I’d just add that if you really don’t like a book, don’t trash it without mercy. For an author, it’s like beating up one of their kids and you don’t want to cross a parent, right? LOL

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 Here’s a chance for you to follow the message above. Read and review Rachael’s newest release!! It sounds HOT, HOT, HOT! 😀

MATTEO

 Being born into slavery, I never thought my owner, my very mother, would sell me. And she didn’t.

Until Matteo. 

I was tormented, struggling to come to terms with my new life then he narrowed it down to two things.
Pleasure. Pain.
The man confused me at every turn with his unexpected and unattainable desires.
If only he’d speak to me. 
If only he’d tell me how to avoid upsetting him.
If only I could please him.

**Disclaimer: This is a DARK erotic Italian Mafia story. There are twisted behaviors in this book not everyone will be able to handle. Explicit, violent, and sexual scenes are involved. Not for the wary of heart.**

 PURCHASE LINKS 

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble
Kobo


If you don’t like Mafia stories, don’t despair!! Rachael has ALL KINDS of stories to offer you. And any book you pick will be a delight as her spotless review averages can assure you! None of her titles has an average below 4.1 on Amazon US. It’s no small feat considering erotica books usually don’t get a lot of reviews. I wonder if people don’t have the courage to admit they read it… but, that’s a subject for another blog. haha

 RACHAEL ORMAN’S AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE


WHO IS RACHAEL ORMAN?

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Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.

 I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the traditional erotic romance category.

 

I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.

 

Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE

Twitter

Goodreads

Author’s Website

Author’s GoodRead Page

GIVE BACK WEDNESDAY – STARRING – DALIA DAUDELIN

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 That’s why on February 21, 2015, after reading Bethany Turner’s blog – here –  and finding out about her Marquee Monday Project, where she dedicates her blog to promoting authors instead of herself, I decided to do something similar.

You should check the previous featured authors because they’re great people, supportive of other authors and you’ll find great reads by each one of them: Harmony Kent, Jennifer Hinsmannand Jason Greenfield.


 

However, in August I didn’t post it when I should have – I apologize for that – but I guess you’ll forgive me for that because I’m going to give you a treat. 😀 I’ve been meaning to feature this awesome writer on my blog for a while but she is a BUSY lady and I can’t organize my time to do all I plan to so… you get my meaning.

DALIA DAUDELIN

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Giveback Wednesday is about me promoting other authors who are not only talented but who support other authors as well. And that is why I couldn’t thank Dalia enough for all she’s done for me and other writers even if I posted about her every day for the rest of my life. haha You see, she’s the reason I’ve become a writer and she has always been there for me when I needed her, be it helping promote my books, giving me advice, showing me the pitfalls and traps along the way, but most of all she was the first to encourage me and to see  potential in my writing. This kind of support is PRICELESS.

Now, I cannot post all her books here simply because there’s not enough room hahaha She has published hundreds of short-stories, how-to’s, bundles… and you should check out ALL of them because they are brilliant.


CONTACT INFORMATION

FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE

Twitter

Goodreads

Amazon Author Page

 

BUT MOST OF ALL YOU MUST CHECK HER WEBSITE BECAUSE IT’S A WELL OF USEFUL INFORMATION FOR WRITERS AND A PARADISE FOR EROTICA READERS

 

I couldn’t pick a favorite banner so I included them all LOL here’s the link: website.

Finally, I’d like to share with you a post she has authorized me to share. I’ll post others in the coming weeks. This is just a little sample of her talent. HAVE FUN!

LINK TO ORIGINAL POST

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Living in a Post-Kindle Unlimited World

August 6, 2015 For Authors Dalia Daudelin

I loved Kindle Unlimited for the 6 or so months I was in it.

I made $12,000 in January, and most of that was from borrows. That money helped me move out, and it got me thinking about finally starting a family.

Then Kindle Unlimited turned 1, and things changed. You probably know the details. KU now pays per page read, which could have been fine… if I was writing novels.

But I’m not. I’m writing short stories. It’s what I’m good at, and it’s what I’ve built my business on. Novels are a goal for me, it’s true. I would love to one day have a pen name just for erotic novels, but for now that isn’t a possibility for me.

Here’s how I’m surviving in a post-KU world:

I left Kindle Unlimited

Yep, I left Kindle Select, and with it I escape the exclusivity agreements. I emailed Amazon to remove all 500+ books from Select, and started the long process to upload them to other retailers.

That process is still ongoing, and with it came a huge dip in earnings. But that’s okay. I can weather 3 or so months of bad sales before I really have to sweat it, and things get better every day.

I try to upload 4 eBooks to Barnes and Noble and 8 to 20 eBooks to Smashwords every day. So far, flooding them has been valuable.

I told Twitter

I am not exactly a fan of social media… but I found myself on Twitter, tweeting about #strikekindleunlimited and#releasetherate. In that time, I’ve gained around 2000 followers and started a real dialog with my followers there. I have since put in the effort to be active there and on my Tumblr.

I’m not sure how much it’s helping sales, but I do feel better knowing I’m not alone in this.

I did a cover update

Actually, I started my cover update a few days before the July 1 change to Kindle Unlimited. Still, the new covers are better than ever, and have the added benefit of putting those books back on the New Releases pages.

I vowed to work hard

I don’t take more than one day off a week. I upload as much as my hands and wrists can handle without burning and hurting the rest of the day. I work on this website a little bit more every day. I’m planning branding updates and changes, and my down time is spent researching branding and SEO tips.

I like that this job usually lets me work and hour or two a day, but after my whole catalog has been set on fire and my world imploded, I knew it meant I either had to fight or die. I chose to fight. I know a few authors who chose to die.

Neither is the “right” answer, but I chose the right answer for me. I love writing, and I’m not going to give it up just because we’re back to a seller’s market instead of a renter’s market.

I’m confident that authors can still succeed in this business. We need only work hard, write faster, and learn how to sell again.