New Adult Scavenger Hunt–Sophia Henry!

 

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YOU’VE FOUND A TEAM BLUE AUTHOR!

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***MEET SOPHIA HENRY, AUTHOR OF DELAYED PENALTY***

 

SH Author Pic 10_2015Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with reading, writing and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with an English degree from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.

She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, reading, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings and rocking out at concerts with her husband.

Sophia’s debut DELAYED PENALTY, in the Pilots Hockey series, which follows an interpreter who unintentionally falls for her client, a hot Russian minor league hockey star, will be released by Random House (Flirt) on September 1, 2015. POWER PLAY, Book 2 in the Pilots Hockey series, releases February 16th, 2016.

Sophia is represented by Jessica Watterson at the Dijkstra Literary.

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She closed her heart long ago. He just wants to open her mind. For fans of Toni Aleo and Sawyer Bennett, the debut of Sophia Henry’s red-hot Detroit Pilots series introduces a hockey team full of complicated men who fight for love.

Auden Berezin is used to losing people: her father, her mother, her first love. Now, just when she believes those childhood wounds are finally healing, she loses something else: the soccer scholarship that was her ticket to college. Scrambling to earn tuition money, she’s relieved to find a gig translating for a Russian minor-league hockey player—until she realizes that he’s the same dangerously sexy jerk who propositioned her at the bar the night before.

Equal parts muscle and scar tissue, Aleksandr Varenkov knows about trauma. Maybe that’s what draws him to Auden. He also lost his family too young, and he channeled the pain into his passions: first hockey, then vodka and women. But all that seems to just melt away the instant he kisses Auden and feels a jolt of desire as sudden and surprising as a hard check on the ice.

After everything she’s been through, Auden can’t bring herself to trust any man, let alone a hot-headed puck jockey with a bad reputation. Aleksandr just hopes she’ll give him a chance—long enough to prove he’s finally met the one who makes him want to change.

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***EXCLUSIVE CONTENT***

Sophia is sharing the playlist that inspired her hockey romance, DELAYED PENALTY!

Good Feeling by The Violent Femmes
Mulder and Scully by Catatonia
Wobble by V.I.C.
The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get by Morrissey
Making Believe by Social Distortion
I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders
On Fire by Sebadoh
Are You Ready For Me by Tom Sartori
Wild by Poe
Your Winter by Sister Hazel
No Diggity by Blackstreet
You’re All I Have by Snow Patrol
Trust by The Cure

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Thanks for sharing DELAYED PENALTY’s playlist, Sophia! I think it’s a perfect 10! Don’t you?! Don’t forget to write down the lucky number (hint: it’s in this paragraph!) for your chance to win ALL of Team Blue’s awesome NA books!

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Blue and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

To continue on the hunt, check out Dannielle Wicks’ site HERE!

If you’re lost in the hunt and need to find a way out, click on the New Adult Scavenger Hunt banner at the top of the page, it will take you to the NewASH site.

LAST TRUE HERO by Diana Gardin

 

We’re celebrating the
upcoming release of Last True Hero by Diana Gardin, on November 10, with a
teaser!

Click here for the LAST TRUE HERO Release Day Post & Giveaway Link! 

 

Last True Hero (Battle Scars #1) by Diana Gardin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance (Military)
Published by Forever Romance
Releasing November 10, 2015
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For seven years he’s
fought for his country. Now he’ll fight for her.
    Army Ranger Dare Conners
has been through hell. He’s left combat behind, yet the memories that refuse to
fade are proving just as dangerous. Ordered to take R&R, he joins his buddy
for beaches, beers, and babes—if that can’t cure him, nothing will. But when he
meets Berkeley, a woman who affects him like no one else, a new kind of battle
begins . . .
    An Admiral’s daughter, Berkeley knows her
life has been planned since birth. The right school, the right boyfriend—and
now that she’s graduated—the right marriage. But after years of being right,
Berkley is ready to be a little wrong. And Dare Conners has wrong written
all over him. The sexy soldier has a body built for sin and secrets he won’t
share. What starts as a fling quickly grows into something more. But summer
can’t last forever, and when the truth comes out, both Berkeley and Dare could
be in for quite a fall.
  

About Diana Gardin

Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.

While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

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Giveaways Coming to a Close!

Hey, Lovlies!

Did you know there are some super cool giveaways going on? That’s right, ACROSS THE DISTANCE and CAN’T GO BACK  are featured in some giveaways floating around the interwebs! But these giveaways are expiring sooooon, so get entered so you have the chance to win cool stuff! 

First…

Oh The Book Feels is hosting an awesome ACROSS THE DISTANCE/CAN’T GO BACK Instagram Giveaway which ends on September 30th! To enter, check out their website:

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Second…

Have you “Liked” my Facebook Author Page–Author Marie Meyer?  When I reach 500 Likes, I will choose a random follower who will win a digital copy of both ACROSS THE DISTANCE and CAN’T GO BACK! 

I’m sooooooo close! Click the picture below to “Like” my page! 🙂 

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Thanks, loves! Good luck!

❤ Marie

Cover the Words–Best Cover Contest

Hey Friends! 

Jillian, Griffin, Sophia, and Lucas need your help! ACROSS THE DISTANCE, CAN’T GO BACK, and THE TURNING POINT are all featured in the Cover the Words best cover contest! Woo hoo!!! 

Voting is open now, through Sept. 30th! You can vote multiple times a day, every day! 

Let’s put one of these gorgeous covers at the top! Click on the link below:

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Thanks!!! 

❤ Marie

ACROSS THE DISTANCE & CAN’T GO BACK Giveaway!

Across the Distance & Can’t Go Back

in one huge giveaway!

That’s right! Jillian and Griffin are finally together!

Oh The Book Feels is hosting a huge giveaway on Instagram! For your chance to win the prize package below, Click Here for More Details! 

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Prizes include an exclusive AtD/CGB tote bag, paperbacks of Across the Distance Can’t Go Back, magnets, bookmarks, and special charms!

Giveaway ends on September 30th, so don’t miss out!

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Across the Distance & Can’t Go Back are also available at these online retailers: 

 

Across the Distance

“I could not put it down… Loved it!”
— Jen McLaughlin, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

There’s a drawer I never open. It holds a picture I never look at. It reminds me of a day I hate to remember, but I’ll never forget.

I’d give anything to be like the other girls on campus. Going to parties, flirting with boys, planning for a future. But that’s not me. And hasn’t been since the day my parents died. The only thing that got me through was Griffin. Even though I didn’t have my family, I always had him. Only, now I’m not so sure I do.

It’s not just the eleven hundred miles separating us now that I’m at college. Or his band finally taking off, and all the gigs and girls suddenly demanding his time. It’s as if everything is different-the way we talk, the way we text . . . the way he looks at me and the way those looks make me feel.

Griffin has been the only good thing in my life since that horrific day. But I can feel our friendship slipping away-and I’m terrified of what will be left in its place . . .

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Can’t Go Back

In Across the Distance we heard from Jillian, now its time to hear Griffin’s side of the story…

“I could not put it down . . . Loved it!” –Jen McLaughlin, New York Timesbestselling author on Across the Distance

When Jillian moved next door, she refused to get out of the car. I climbed into the backseat beside her and promised to never leave her.

Now, I’m driving her a thousand miles away, so she can leave me.

She has to go. What else would she do? Follow me and my band from one cheap bar to another, get hit on by sleazy promoters? Because Jillian would definitely get hit on. She’s the most gorgeous, talented girl I’ve ever known, and she doesn’t even see it.

This scholarship gives Jillian the chance to study at the best design school in the country. It’s what she’s always wanted. I won’t stand in the way of her dreams, no matter how much it hurts to watch her go. I just wish she wasn’t leaving without knowing the truth . . .

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Cover Reveal for INCONCEIVABLE!

INCONCEIVABLE!

by Tegan Wren

I am so excited for this book and am honored to host its cover reveal today!

INCONCEIVABLE! blurb

A popular, young royal couple can’t produce an heir? INCONCEIVABLE!

When Ozarks native Hatty goes “whole hog” during karaoke, she catches the eye of Prince John. He isn’t what she expects the heir to a small European nation to be: he’s affable, witty, and isn’t put off by her tell-it-like-it-is demeanor. Their flirtation should be short lived, but a force stronger than fate—Hatty’s newspaper editor—assigns her to cover the royals. After spending time together, she and John soon begin dating, and Hatty finds herself making headlines instead of writing them.

But challenges loom that are even more complicated than figuring out how to mesh Hatty’s journalism career with life at Belvoir Palace. Hatty and John soon find themselves embroiled in an unusual sex scandal: they can’t produce an heir. Tabloids dub Hatty a “Barren-ess,” and the royals become irate. Hatty politely tells them to shove it. But beneath her confident exterior, she struggles to cope with a heartbreak that invades her most intimate moments with John. Pressured to choose between invasive medical procedures and abandoning John’s claim to the throne, the couple feels trapped until a trip to Ethiopia shows them happy endings sometimes arrive long after saying “I do.”

 

So, I know you’re dying to see the cover, right? Well, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer! Without further ado, here is the gorgeous cover of Tegan Wren’s INCONCEIVABLE!

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Beautiful! Want to know where to pre-order this gem before it comes out on November 16th? I thought so!

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tegan wren   About Tegan:

The best compliment Tegan Wren ever received came from her sixth grade teacher: “You always have a book in your hand!”

Guided by her love of the creative process, Tegan grew up acting in theatre productions and writing poetry, short stories, and plays. She turned her eye to writing about real life when she worked as a journalist, producing reports for various radio and television stations in medium and large markets in the Midwest and also filing some stories for a major national news network. Wren has both a Bachelor’s of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Communications. After completing her graduate degree, Tegan had the opportunity to teach journalism courses at a major state university. She absolutely loved training the next generation of journalists.

Tegan’s thankful that she’s had the opportunity to travel overseas, and uses those adventures to inform her writing. She also draws inspiration from her own struggles, joys, and life experiences. Tegan and her husband, Patrick, experienced infertility for five years before becoming parents through adoption.

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Advance praise for INCONCEIVABLE!

  • “As someone who has experienced infertility, I empathize with Hatty’s struggles. Wren beautifully illuminates the joy, grief, and adventure of creating a family against all odds in this heart warming and impactful story.”  America Olivo Campbell, actress: DeGrassi: The Next Generation, Chicago PD, Mission Impossible 5. Spokesperson for Baby Quest Foundati
  • “I found the insights into infertility invaluable and sensitive.” –Marnie Neve, Board Member, Baby Quest Foundation
  • “Not only was this a very well written and entertaining story (I flew through it), but I feel it’s also a very important story.” –Meredith Tate, author of Missing Pieces
  • “Tegan Wren’s debut novel is by turn funny, heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring.” JDC, author and journalist
  • “I loved reading a romantic story about royals that didn’t end at the wedding, showing us that there’s more to love than falling in it. There’s also staying in it, even when troubles come. For better and for worse.” –Samantha Bryant, author of Going Through the Change

CAN’T GO BACK is out today!

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Today’s the day! Griffin finally gets to tell his story! I’ve eagerly awaited this day. Griffin was such a fun character to write, and I’m thrilled to bring you his story!

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My dream of being a published author was realized back in May, with the debut of ACROSS THE DISTANCE, and now I’m celebrating the release of my second book, CAN’T GO BACK. None of this would be possible without you, my readers!!! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for reading!

I love telling stories, and I’m excited to bring you more in the coming months. Know what else I love? I love hearing from you! I love connecting on social media! Don’t be shy!!!

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So, thank you everyone! I’m THRILLED to share Griffin with you! I love him dearly, and I hope you do, too!

❤ Marie

Pssst…I forgot to tell you–I’m hosting a CAN’T GO BACK Book Birthday Giveaway!!! Would you like to win a CGB tote full of book swag and a $25.00 Amazon gift card? Yes? I thought so! You can enter here:

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Where to find CAN’T GO BACK

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Where to find ACROSS THE DISTANCE

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CAN’T GO BACK in One Week!

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In Across the Distance we heard from Jillian, now its time to hear Griffin’s side of the story…

I can’t believe Griffin’s story comes out in a week!!! It seems like yesterday I introduced you to Jillian! Now it’s Griffin’s turn! I loved telling Griffin’s story. Where Jillian’s passion was fashion and design, Griffin’s love is music–just like me. I related to Griffin on a personal level, he and I share so many of the same musical interests. I am so happy to introduce you to him. He may be a badass rocker, but he as a big heart! ❤

Aaaaannndddd…here’s something yummy to feast your eyes upon for Teaser Tuesday!

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Giveaway? Did someone say giveaway?

In honor of Griffin’s Book Birthday, I’m hosting a CAN’T GO BACK Book Birthday Giveaway!! Click on the Rafflecopter link below for you chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a CAN’T GO BACK Swag Tote full of goodies! What’s a birthday without presents, right?!

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Heather L. Reid’s PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE Blog Tour

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Heather L. Reid’s newest novel, PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE, follow-up to PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE, hits the shelves tomorrow! I was lucky enough to get to interview the lovely Heather about her upcoming release! And keep reading beyond the interview for more information on PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE, Heather L. Reid, and a giveaway!!

 

  1. For you, what is the hardest part of the writing process? 

 

Since I’m a panster, I’d have to say drafting is the hardest part of the process for me. I LOVE revising. Seriously, I could re-arrange paragraphs, ponder word choices, and strengthen tension and character motivations all day long. Getting new words on the page though, that’s the challenge.

 

  1. Do you have a writing ritual? Things that must be done before your muse will come out to play? 

 

Tea! Okay, more than tea. Seriously though, I write best in my writing chair in my office. I always have my essential oil diffuser on beside me, though the oils I choose are different depending on my mood. I make tea and do some yoga stretches, and then I sit down at my laptop, start my playlist on Spotify, and beg my muse to at least meet me half way. Sometimes I have to bribe her with Dove chocolate and another cup of tea.

 

  1. Pantser or plotter? 

Panster. I wish I could be more of a hybrid, but plotting gives me hives.

 

  1. What is your favorite line, passage, chapter from PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE? 

Oh, that’s a tough question! I loved writing the scenes that explore the mythology behind the demons and reveal more of the backstory of Aaron/Kaemon and their connection to Quinn. I also love writing the scenes with Marcus. He adds just the right amount of humor to lighten the mood.

 

  1. What advice would you give to aspiring writers who hope to see their book published one day?

Read everything you can. Read inside your genre and outside your genre, fiction and non-fiction. Then start writing. Experiment with different styles and point of views until you find your own voice. It takes time to develop your unique voice, and the only way to get there is by writing, no matter how bad it is at first. And if you’re passionate about writing, don’t give up. Look for mentors, ask questions, and learn what you can about the craft and about the business.

 

  1. What is your favorite dessert? 

Ice cream! I’m not too picky on the flavor, as long as it’s gluten/wheat free. Before I was diagnosed as celiac, I loved cookies and cream, but now, I usually go for salted caramel or chocolate or mint chocolate chip. I also recently had dark chocolate pomegranate ice-cream. So yummy! A lot of it depends on my mood.

 

Thanks Heather!

 

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ABOUT PRETTY DARK SACRIFICE:

Title: Pretty Dark Sacrifice (Pretty Dark Nothing #2)

Publication date: July 28, 2015

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: Heather L. Reid

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It’s been five weeks, two days, and eight hours since the demons forced Quinn to throw herself into the raging river, since Aaron sacrificed himself to save her, since his body disappeared without a trace.

Everyone wants Quinn to move on, but she can’t, not after a spirit appears to her at Aaron’s memorial, convincing her he’s still alive.

When a mysterious box materializes on the very spot Aaron disappeared, Quinn finds she’s at the center of an ancient prophesy of betrayal, revenge, and sacrifice that takes her to the depths of the underworld to face Lilith—Adam’s first wife.

If Quinn can stop Lilith from unleashing the demon horde Eve, trapped inside the box during the Battle of Eden millennia ago, she will save the human realm and free Aaron from an eternity in torment.

All it will cost is her blood.

 

Giveaway Time!

Giveaway Information: Contest ends August 21, 2015

· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Pretty Dark Sacrifice (Pretty Dark Nothing #2) by Heather L. Reid (INT)

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Heather L. Reid  ABOUT HEATHER L. REID:

Heather L. Reid is both American and British and has called six different cities in three different countries, home. Her strong sense of wanderlust and craving for a new adventure mean you might find her wandering the moors of her beloved Scotland, exploring haunted castles, or hiking through a magical forest in search of fairies and sprites. When she’s not venturing into the unknown in her real life, she loves getting lost in the worlds of video games or curling up by the fire with good story. For now, this native Texan is back in the Lone Star State, settling down with her Scottish husband and writing new tales of fantasy and horror.

 

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