Friday, October 24, 2014

Excerpt & Giveaway:Sparks by Ashley C. Harris


  Ashley C. Harris introduces SPARKS,
book 2 in the Shock Me series!

Romance and intrigue set in supernatural world make the Shock Me series ideal for young adult and adult audiences. 

Readers of Paranormal YA and Paranormal Romance, and fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Pittacus Lore, Rick Riordan and Susan Collins will love this series.

"Everyone can become a hero. That is what I got out of it. Well a lot more but that was a really powerful message. It keeps you on the edge of your seat to see what will happen next. I can’t wait for the next book and look forward to more from this new author!"
-Kindle and Me

"Memorable characters and plot momentum will keep the reader fully engaged right up to the pulse-pounding, dramatic conclusion with a stunning ending that I didn’t see coming! Shock Me is a gripping beginning to a new series. I, for one, look forward to the future adventures of these characters."
 -Lusty Penguin

"...I was still shocked (no pun intended) at what all happened at its climax. I won't spoil it because it needs to be read to be fully appreciated! If you enjoy YA lit, suspense, action, a little sci-fi mixed with fantasy, then go pick up a copy of this book. As far as first in series go, it hooked me right away and I can't wait to see just where the author takes it from here. Not to mention the awesome semi-cliffhanger!!!! So Please, oh please, hurry book two!"
-Mom With A Reading Problem

Want to get to know Ashley better? Check out this letter to readers from Ashley C. Harris! 


 Title: SPARKS (Book 2 in the Shock Me series)

Author: Ashley C. Harris
Author Location: FL, United States
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Words: 78,498 Words
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 978-1-31018-222-8

Synopsis: 

Donna Young might still be considered a high school nobody, and an invisible facet to her town, but that doesn’t change the fact that her life is in danger, thanks to her shocking powers. Living secretly amongst the enemy isn’t easy, especially when she used to love the most special of them all: Ryan Applegate.

Ryan’s facade of being the most attractive and richest athlete in town is growing thin. Making his father proud and enhancing his abilities is all he thinks about … that, and Donna Young. She is the childhood crush whom he has been ordered to leave alone. But if he does, then how can he figure out what is wrong with her? And why she looks at him now like he is a monster?

When a dangerous event occurs at the power plant, an new adventure sparks for everyone. Will Donna be able to unlock all the mysteries surrounding those she loves, while fighting to stay alive? Or will Ryan and his team stop her, dooming everything? Only one truth is certain … nobody is who they think they are.



Exclusive Sneak Peek at SPARKS by Ashley C. Harris
He's Come Home
“Donna,” the stranger started to speak, confirming that they knew each other. Electricity sizzled as she opened her mouth to let out a bloody scream. A scream warning her father to run, run fast and far. Because only her powers could save them now. Whatever this was, it had Biomax soldier written all over it.
“Donna,” her dad interrupted as he seemed to recognize his daughter’s shocked fear. He spoke quickly, trying to believe a mystery that was too good to ever be true or real. “This is David.” His words penetrated time further as the room and both hell seemed to be freeze over, suffocating everyone. “He’s come home. Your brother has finally come home to us.”

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Author Bio

Author and film director Ashley C. Harris resides in Florida. Ashley was first recognized for her edgy writing and unique film work when she wrote and directed the teenage film Lines. Lines was the first feature film in the world captured using only Mac Laptops.. 

In 2013 Ashley teamed up with Barclay Publicity to release the first title in a new young adult series Shock Me. Ashley then went on to release the first of a new NA series, One Night In Heated Snapshots, that quickly reached Amazon's Best Selling top ten list for sports romances. It has remained a top ten bestseller ever since. 

When she is not dreaming up new books and working on film sets, she loves to spend time with her friends and family. Keep a close watch for Ashley's newest young adult books releases!





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Giveaway & Author Interview - Vanquish by Pam Godwin




Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only
It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.

 
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Excerpt 

“Are you going to cut me up in little pieces?”

A cold smile tipped his lips as he chuckled. Then his expression sobered. “Walk to the kitchen.”

Fucking psychopath. He stood right in the doorway, taking up the whole damned hall. At over six feet tall with a muscled body cut from stone, he could squash her without breaking a sweat. She didn't want to go near him. He was terrifying. But being forced outside was worse. She straightened her back and headed toward him.

As she slid by, his arm caught her waist and yanked her back against his chest. She slapped at his hand, bucking against him, and his arm clenched tighter. His erection jabbed against her backside, his breath hot at her ear. “Fighting and squirming only turns me on. Don't stop.”

She immediately stilled. God, he wasn't lying. His dick was undeniably more pronounced against her back. Feeling him like that, so close, so huge and hard, rushed heat between her legs and prickles over her skin. Why, oh why was she responding this way? She hated and wanted it, and mother of all fucks, she couldn't have been more completely and totally out of her mind.

She drew a ragged breath. Think, think, think. But his intention blatantly rubbed against her, scattering her thoughts. “You're going to rape me, aren't you?”

His torso moved up and down with his breath. “I thought you wanted to be fuck buddies. Don't make it weird.”




Interview with Pam

I had the good fortune to be able to ask Pam a few questions and here they are!

I thought your portrayal of agoraphobia was right on the money in Vanquish. Can you tell us about the research you did and how you approached writing these scenes to make them so realistic?


I sat down with a psychiatrist for a few hours and laid out the scenario. What happens if an agoraphobic is kidnapped by a rapist? What if he knocks her out amidst a panic attack? What if he forces her, kicking and screaming, outside repeatedly? While my plot had the good doctor’s eyebrows hovering somewhere near his hairline, he offered some great advice (for both Amber’s and Van’s mental conditions) on how they would work—and not work—together.

When we meet Van in Deliver, we don’t really see his vulnerability like we do in Vanquish. Did you plan to tell Van’s story from the start?

***Spoiler Alert: For those who have not read Deliver and plan to, skip this answer*** When I killed off Van in Deliver, he was supposed to stay dead. But for days after I wrote that scene, it sat like a rock in my gut. Van had a story, and I couldn’t let it die with him. I couldn’t let him go. So, as I finished the ending of Deliver, I outlined Vanquish, Van’s book.

What’s your favorite part of the writing process? What part is challenging? Are you a pantser or a plotter?

I’m a plotter, so I know how everything plays out before I write the first word. Still, starting out a new book is painful because I don’t know the characters yet. I’m still learning their voices...they’re just so unfamiliar. By halfway through, however, I know them so well they tumble over the pages with ease. Which makes writing the last half of a book my favorite part of the process.


Can you tell us about what you’re working on now?Another romantic suspense, but a bit different from anything I’ve written to date. The hero is a criminal motorcycle racer. The heroine is a corporate billionaire. Lots of secrets, sex, scandals, and political corruption. The title and cover reveal is coming soon!



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Author bio



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.








https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18621929-deliver?ac=1




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Release Day Giveaway & Excerpt: Wreck Me by Jessica Sorensen


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Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen
and her new book WRECK ME!

This is Tristan and Avery's story!

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Synopsis

When Avery Hensley met Conner Wellings, she thought she’d found the guy she was going to spend the rest of her life with. She got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world.

Life seemed perfect.

But not everything is what it seems.

Turned out Conner had another side to him, a darker side that Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked and broke her into a thousand pieces, leaving Avery to put herself back together. From then on, Avery vows never to let a man into her life again.

But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He’s sweet and sexy and wrecks Avery in a different way than Conner did, the kind of way that makes her feel alive again, the kind of way that makes her think maybe not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her walls come crumbling down?

*Can be read as a standalone.*


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Excerpt
 
As if I’ve lost my mind, I wet my lips with my tongue, a move I haven’t done in years. A slow smile curves at his lips.

“You did that on purpose,” he murmurs while eyeing my mouth and moistening his lips with his tongue.

“No I didn’t.” I suck my bottom lip into my mouth.

What the hell am I doing?

Stop leaning in Avery.

But we move like magnets. He leans in a little. I lean in a little. Me. Him. Me. Him. There’s hardly any space left between us. I can feel the warmth of his breath. Smell the delicious scent of his cologne. He’s still holding the cigarette and smoke circles around us mixing with the intensity of the moment. Am I going to do this? Let my wall down for another guy?

No.

Yes.

No.

I never fully get to make the decision because Tristan eliminates the last of the space between us and our lips collide. 


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READ THE SERIES
Book 1 - Breaking Nova
Book 2 - Saving Quinton
Book 3 - Nova and Quinton: No Regrets
Book 4 - Wreck Me
Delilah: The Making of Red (Nova 2.5) and Tristan (Nova 3.5) can be found in the Take Chances Trilogy
Pre-Order Book 5 - Ruin Me

Jessica Sorensen

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.