Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blog Tour ~ Hotwire by Cindy M. Hogan *Excerpt

 Hotwire 
Hotwire by Cindy M. Hogan

Division spy Christy Hadden can't wait for her latest assignment posing as a student at a prestigious New York City academy and car thief extraordinaire.

The best part of the mission is her attractive handler, Jeremy, and her new team. The worst part? The sociopath masquerading as the academy's most popular guy.

But soon she realizes the car thieves are much more than they seem. Her simple spying mission becomes more dangerous than anyone imagined. If the organization discovers her true identity, they won't hesitate to kill her, and if she fails, others will suffer the same fate.

Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won't want to put it down.


Excerpt from Hotwire:
No one was at the brownstone, so I changed to meet with Viktor. I couldn’t wait to tell everyone what I’d learned.
 
Viktor met me outside the café. He leaned in and kissed me, not a quick peck, but a full on, minute-long kiss. My face flushed with a fury.
 
“You look so cute when you’re embarrassed.” He stroked my hair and looked around, a look of gloating on his face. He wanted everyone to see him kissing me, owning me.
 
I looked at my feet then pushed my face into his chest and kept my head down so that he couldn’t kiss me again. He chuckled and led me inside. We took a table. “So, do I have plans for dinner Sunday?” I gave him a bright smile.
 
“You do.”
 
I grinned and threw my hands in the air. “Seriously?”
 
“Seriously.” He leaned in to kiss me, and I shifted so that he kissed my cheek.
 
 “Don’t do that again,” he said. His eyes darted around the café, making sure no one had seen me diss him.
 
“What?”
 
“Dodge my kiss. You are mine, and when I want a kiss, I can have a kiss.”

Praise for Hotwire

This book will take you on a crazy ride that you won't want to get off of to eat, sleep or anything else! ~Cathy Jeppson

Hogan cleverly created characters with detail, who are both relatable and grounded. ~ the bookstalker

It’s a thriller that reminded me of a mix between Gone in 60 Seconds and the Gallagher Girls books ~Canda Mortensen


Cindy Hogan
Author Cindy M. Hogan

Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a BA in education and is inspired by the unpredictable teenagers she teaches. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. Most of all, she loves to laugh.

She is the bestselling and award winning author of the Watched trilogy, a YA suspense series with a dash of romance. She has since branched off to write a mystery, Gravediggers, that won Best YA novel of 2013, a contemporary romance, Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips, and two in a spy series, Adrenaline Rush and Hotwire.


Hotwire


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Blog Tour ~ The Body by d. Nichole King

The Body (The Spirit Trilogy Book 2)
by d. Nichole King

They vowed to never return.

Their lives depend on it. With last summer behind them, Lucas and Carrie think they’re safe.

Only the Moore House isn’t through with them.

When Lucas receives bad news, the search for the elusive half-demon who holds the key to Lucas’s death becomes first priority. The creature might be Lucas’s only shot at finding his soul. Problem is he doesn’t want to be found.

Dead ends and blocked attempts leave them wary.

Lucas seems to be fading away. His eyes no longer glow, his skin pales. Exhaustion consumes him, leaving him distant when he’s with Carrie. Not knowing what’s happening to him kills her.

From all around, shadows creep in, and there’s nowhere to hide.

Then, a mysterious stranger suddenly appears in town and unlocks a deadly secret from Lucas’s past. When the Moore House becomes their only escape—

No one is safe.



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Carrie Reese doesn’t believe in ghosts—until she falls in love with one.

From the moment he walks through the door, a cool breeze surrounds Carrie. She knows Lucas is too good to be true...and he is. Because he’s dead.

Devastated over her parents’ divorce, 17 year-old Carrie is spending the summer with her grandparents in Villisca—the creepiest town in Iowa. Even though it makes her skin crawl, Carrie doesn’t regard the haunting of the infamous Moore House to be anything more than superstition.

Lucas, however, knows exactly why the mysterious farmhouse should be avoided. But that’s not what brings him to town. As a ghost, he cannot cross over into the afterlife until he finds his soul, and there’s someone in Villisca who can help. Instead, he finds Carrie. And there’s something about her that draws him in. Why didn’t he find her sooner? Like, when he was alive?

When the force of their love disrupts the containment spell around the Moore House, the rift to Hell inside the attic opens, releasing the demons. Since love isn’t meant to be shared between the living and the dead, the demons target the lovers, intent on dragging them to where their souls will face eternal destruction.

Sometimes there’s more at risk than merely dying.

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Become a Fan of d. Nichole King
About the Author
Since I was born and raised in Iowa, I like to create stories where my home state is the setting. There's nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale!

I've always loved to read and write. I'll read anything: Classics, fantasy, contemporary, mystery, horror. It doesn't matter as long as it draws me in. As a kid, I was raised on authors such as Lurlene McDaniel, R.L. Stine, Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King, and Shakespeare.

Writing-wise, my fondness lies in the YA/NA genre, though I do have a couple of women's fiction stories swimming around in my head.

When not writing, I'm usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry.

Along with her incredible husband, I live in small-town Iowa with my four adorable (yet ornery) children and their dog, Peaches.

The Spirit is the first book of The Spirit Trilogy, and is my debut novel.
 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Release Day Blitz: The Body by D. Nichole King

The Body (The Spirit Trilogy Book 2) 

by D. Nichole King

NOW AVAILABLE


They vowed to never return.

Their lives depend on it. With last summer behind them, Lucas and Carrie think they’re safe.

Only the Moore House isn’t through with them.

When Lucas receives bad news, the search for the elusive half-demon who holds the key to Lucas’s death becomes first priority. The creature might be Lucas’s only shot at finding his soul. Problem is he doesn’t want to be found.

Dead ends and blocked attempts leave them wary.

Lucas seems to be fading away. His eyes no longer glow, his skin pales. Exhaustion consumes him, leaving him distant when he’s with Carrie. Not knowing what’s happening to him kills her.

From all around, shadows creep in, and there’s nowhere to hide.

Then, a mysterious stranger suddenly appears in town and unlocks a deadly secret from Lucas’s past. When the Moore House becomes their only escape—

No one is safe.



Purchase Links



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The Spirit (The Spirit Trilogy Book 1) 


FREE NOW!

Carrie Reese doesn’t believe in ghosts—until she falls in love with one.

From the moment he walks through the door, a cool breeze surrounds Carrie. She knows Lucas is too good to be true...and he is. Because he’s dead.

Devastated over her parents’ divorce, 17 year-old Carrie is spending the summer with her grandparents in Villisca—the creepiest town in Iowa. Even though it makes her skin crawl, Carrie doesn’t regard the haunting of the infamous Moore House to be anything more than superstition.

Lucas, however, knows exactly why the mysterious farmhouse should be avoided. But that’s not what brings him to town. As a ghost, he cannot cross over into the afterlife until he finds his soul, and there’s someone in Villisca who can help. Instead, he finds Carrie. And there’s something about her that draws him in. Why didn’t he find her sooner? Like, when he was alive?

When the force of their love disrupts the containment spell around the Moore House, the rift to Hell inside the attic opens, releasing the demons. Since love isn’t meant to be shared between the living and the dead, the demons target the lovers, intent on dragging them to where their souls will face eternal destruction.

Sometimes there’s more at risk than merely dying.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Become a Fan of d. Nichole King

About the Author
Since I was born and raised in Iowa, I like to create stories where my home state is the setting. There's nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale!

I've always loved to read and write. I'll read anything: Classics, fantasy, contemporary, mystery, horror. It doesn't matter as long as it draws me in. As a kid, I was raised on authors such as Lurlene McDaniel, R.L. Stine, Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King, and Shakespeare.

Writing-wise, my fondness lies in the YA/NA genre, though I do have a couple of women's fiction stories swimming around in my head.

When not writing, I'm usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry.

Along with her incredible husband, I live in small-town Iowa with my four adorable (yet ornery) children and their dog, Peaches.

The Spirit is the first book of The Spirit Trilogy, and is my debut novel.
 




Monday, November 10, 2014

Blog Tour ~ Wicked Glory by DelSheree Gladden *Guest Post



Angela and I both have a great love for Young Adult literature, so I was glad she asked me to share some of my favorite YA characters today. Some of mine might date me a little bit, but they’re still great characters!

Princess Cimorene
Princess Cimorene is the heroine of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. She was the first character that really made me fall in love with young adult literature. What I loved about her was that she was strong and brave even when everyone else thought she was the most unprincess-like princess in the world. She didn’t fit in with the rest of her family, and she decided to go her own way. Become a Dragon’s princess. She even made it impossible for a prince to rescue her! She really was someone I looked up to and wanted to be like.

Janie Johnson
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney was the first book I read as a young adult that really dealt with some heavy issues. Imagine finding a picture of yourself on a missing child advertisement? Janie’s character was so real and you couldn’t help but connect emotionally with her fear and anger and confusion. Her story really opened my eyes.

Christopher Chant
The Chrestomanci Series by Dianna Wynne Jones might fall more into Middle Grade, but the line between MG and YA was hazy back in my day. What I loved about Christopher Chant was that even though he was often facing incredibly strange and dangerous situations, he always kept a pretty upbeat attitude. He brought humor to some crazy tight spots. My favorite of all the Chrestomanci books is The Lives of Christopher Chant.

Kit and Nita
Kit and Nita are the main characters of the Young Wizards Series by Diane Duane. I picked up So You Want to be a Wizard at the local book store and was immediately fascinated. These two characters played off each other so well. The “magic” is very scientific in this series, and I was always sucked in by watching them try to puzzle things out together when serious consequences hung in the balance. They were such a great mix of struggling young teens trying to figure things out and half-grown adults carrying a lot of responsibility.

Sophie Hatter
Another of Diana Wynne Jones characters makes my list. I’m a big fan, if you couldn’t guess! Sophie is an unknowingly special young woman in Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. She has no idea what abilities she has, but her natural compassion and kindness drew me in right away. You can’t help root for her as she’s flitting around, stuck in Howl’s castle, trying to help him and set things right.

Cara Hunter
Bruce Coville’s The Unicorn Chornicles is an amazing series, and Cara Hunter is the main character you meet for the first time in Into the Land of Unicorns. She’s fairly young in this first book, but you won’t find a braver, more determined young woman. I remember reading this book when I was young and being absolutely drawn in by her strength and tenacity.

Yes, I know most of these books were written in the 80s and 90s, but great literature never has an expiration date. If you haven’t heard of these characters, go to your library or find a copy on Amazon. These are some of my most treasured books from my teen years. I still have copies of every one of these, and I’m now sharing them with my kids.
You can get your copy of Wicked Glory and the rest of the series here: 
Wicked Hunger is FREE on most platforms.


Kindle/Amazon: Wicked Hunger, Wicked Power, Wicked Glory

B&N: Wicked Hunger, Wicked Power, Wicked Glory

Smashwords: Wicked Hunger, Wicked Power, Wicked Glory

iTunes: Wicked Hunger, Wicked Power, Wicked Glory

Kobo: Wicked Hunger, Wicked Power, Wicked Glory

About the Author
DelSheree Gladden was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. She didn't speak a single word for the first three months of preschool, but she had already taught herself to read. Her fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. She wrote her first novel when she was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting and perfecting it before having it published.

Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her husband spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family again. Their two children love having their cousins close by. When not writing, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing and trying not to get bitten by small children in her work as a dental hygienist. DelSheree has several bestselling young adult series, including "Invisible" which was part of the USA Today Bestselling box set, "Pandora." The Date Shark Series is her first contemporary romance series.  

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Book Blitz ~ Wicked Glory by DelSheree Gladden

NEW RELEASE!!!



Wicked Glory is now available for purchase on Kindle, iBooks, Smashwords, and most other major ebook platforms.


Not familiar with the series? 

Here's the 30 seconds recap...


Wicked Hunger


Born with an insatiable hunger for pain and suffering, Vanessa and Zander Roth struggle to hide the truth of who they really are. Keeping their secrets becomes even harder when Ivy Guerra arrives and stirs their hunger into a frenzy. Will their need to feed on other’s agony turn them into villains, or can they somehow find a way to become the heroes of their own dark story?



Wicked Power


Even after Vanessa and Zander Roth barely survive the Eroi’s attempt to expose them for what they are, they aren’t safe. Sitting balanced on the edge of impending death and unthinkable power, they must turn to the Godlings for help. Their help requires payment, but neither of them knows the true cost. Will David’s training create villains,as they fear, or can they discover their true purpose?



Wicked Glory

Forced with holding up their end of an impossible bargain, Van and Zander must choose between playing it safe and risking everything. Freedom seems impossible, but can they hold onto who they are long enough to survive?



Ready to go grab your copies? 

Wicked Hunger (FREE on many platforms): AmazoniBooksSmashwords

Wicked Power: AmazoniBooksSmashwords

Wicked Glory: AmazoniBooksSmashwords

And yes, there will be a book 4 ;)


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