Friday, September 19, 2014

I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen Cover Reveal.


Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen

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I HEART ROBOT Cover Art from Suzanne van Rooyen

I'm not the most artistically inclined. While I do love art and have been known to bust out the pencils and paints myself, it's not an area where I'd consider myself particularly talented. In short, I knew that cover design was something best left to the professional and I had every confidence in Month9Books.
I am so grateful to Georgia McBride for allowing me to have the amount of input I did when it came to cover creation for I Heart Robot. This is a novel that is as much about a civil rights struggle in a futuristic, post-war city as it is about romance, and we wanted a cover that reflected both elements. Finding the right balance between romance and science fiction was a tall order, but Month9Books delivered in spades by presenting me with two stylistically different covers. I loved elements of both, and by working closely with the cover artist and with Georgia we managed to combine all the best parts of both original covers into what we have today: a cover that reflects the gritty world my characters live in while emphasizing the fact that this is above all, a love story.

I Heart Robot
Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won't belittle her musical aspirations.
Q-I-99 aka 'Quinn' lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power.
Tyri and Quinn's worlds collide when they're accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn's love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?
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Title: I Heart Robot
Publication date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Suzanne van Rooyen
Suzanne is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing, she teaches dance and music to middle schoolers and entertains her shiba inu, Lego. Suzanne is represented by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cover Reveal-French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton.

Cover reveal day! Just look at this lovely cover for French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton! How pretty and romantic right?


French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton
Release Date: December 1, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
International School Book 3


On the surface Fleur Marceaux has it all—if only the fa├žade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all of that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her. 
There’s a social hierarchy at the International School, and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble—despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride.
The more time they spend together, the further Max falls. And when a kiss awakens a passion Fleur never imagined, she’s unable to resist Max, who she thought was wrong for her, but might be the only thing that’s right.
 But will he stand by her when her secrets are revealed? 
Don’t miss the final book in the International School series. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 17 and up.

Want to see where it all began?

I SEE LONDON (International School Book 1)

LONDON FALLING (International School Book 2)


Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, and an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea.
Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and thrillers.
She is the author of I SEE LONDON and LONDON FALLING, published by Harlequin HQN, the upcoming FRENCH KISSED, and FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, the first book in a new three-book NA series to be released by Penguin/Berkley in 2015.


Friday, September 12, 2014

The Ultimate Catch by Constance Phillips.

Hi all! Today I have an awesome new release from one of my favorite writer buddies...Constance Phillips!

The Ultimate Catch Blog Tour 

Jolanda is willing to do whatever it takes, even face off against the Bering Sea, to raise the money for a balloon payment on her father’s house. She challenges Keller and wins a bet to get on the recently inherited crab fishing boat, forcing the young captain to buck tradition and superstition. Will his season be doomed or will he end up with the ultimate catch?

The Ultimate Catch/Pinterest WIP board:

The Calm Amidst a Storm

Have you ever looked back on a tumultuous time in your life and wonder “how did I get through that?”
This happened to me recently, and those emotions were the ones I tapped into when writing about Jo in The Ultimate Catch.
A few years ago, our family faced a crisis. One that required me to go back to work in my husband’s company. I went from being able to devote all of my time to my aspiring writing career, to working between forty and fifty hours a week doing a familiar job – but one that didn’t bring me much satisfaction. Many of friends and family encouraged me and offered their support. At the time, their kind words—while always appreciated—confused me.
The work was hard and emotionally draining, but it was what had to be done. So, I did it.
It was only after I received my first publishing contract (almost a year to the day that I went back to work) and was able to establish a successor in the job, that I looked back and began to question my strength and determination.
The idea for The Ultimate Catch came from a desire to shatter the stereotype of woman not having a place on an Alaskan crab fishing boat. However, in the beginning I had a hard time trying to come up with a good reason why a woman would want to face the bitter cold and rigorous work. The answer—in the end—was simple.
We do what we have to. Most will face the storm, determined to be a survivor.
And, that is how Jo faces her crisis. A large sum of money is due to make a balloon payment on her father’s mortgage and he is too ill to return to his job on the F/V Sydney. So, she does what she must and faces her personal storm by convincing the boats captain to let her take her father’s place.
It was an easy choice to make amidst the storm.

About the Author

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids. Her son -- now on his own -- is planning a wedding, confirming that romance still lives and breathes.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Going Pecans by Gina Henning.

A warm pie. A tasty guy. Happy Thanksgiving indeed.

Homecomings for Lauren Hauser are always filled with delicious food and hopes for a distraction from her quirky family. The only exception with this visit: she’s been given the challenge of preparing her grandmother’s pie.

Set out on a journey for pecans, Lauren stumbles into Jack a guy who despite his charm (and kissable lips) appears to be in a committed relationship…with his career. His main concern is taking care of a last minute errand for a client, not Lauren or her quest for the key ingredient.

Frazzled in more ways than one, Lauren’s journey improves when Jack rescues her from an icy walk. Attraction and tension rise and soon pecans aren't the only things getting toasty in the kitchen.
Amazon link: Going Pecans

In honor of the release of Going Pecans, I've been invited to share an excerpt from one of my stories in which a character is...well, going pecans. Fun, right?

So without further ado, here is a scene from "A New Tune", my contribution to One Lucky Night. In this scene, Holly is unexpectedly working at the same time as a rather hot young man she's been studiously avoiding. She is definitely going pecans!

A New Tune by Ana Blaze
Copyright © 2014

Holly chuckled, then scanned the room for another empty glass or any new customers. Her gaze landed on Cian, playing and singing to a growing crowd.
The man made her ex look like he was still playing in the minors, but Holly had seen enough to know that any girl with an ounce of wits and a desire to keep her heart from being shattered into a thousand pieces would stay away.
Kissing him had only proved what she already knew: musicians don’t make good boyfriends. Cian might as well wear a flashing red danger sign. He was too sexy and too slick to be taken seriously. And he kissed too well. Way, way too well. Her traitorous toes curled at the mere thought of his hot mouth covering hers, of the wall supporting her back while his long fingers gripped her waist and his leg slid between her knees. “Just a friendly New Year’s kiss,” he’d asked, catching her alone in the hall by the office, off-guard a few seconds before midnight.
She should have said no, but persistence and his puppy dog eyes wore her down. Holly leaned toward him a smidge, prepared for a quick peck and found herself in the midst of the most thorough kiss of her life.
After, still clinging to his shoulders and fighting to catch her breath, she’d tried to call foul. “Friends don’t kiss like that.” Her voice had trembled.
“No.” He’d grinned before rubbing his cheek against hers. “They don’t. Maybe something to think about while you keep me waiting.”
Cian had followed up with another kiss: quick and possessive and every bit as shocking as the first. Then he’d let go and walked away ... whistling.
The bastard had whistled. Like he’d won something.
She shot a glance in Cian’s direction. He was playing a song she didn’t recognize, something light and pretty that suited his smooth tenor voice. He looked up just in time to make eye contact, as though he knew exactly what she was thinking about. Her stomach tumbled. She was going to have to be more careful, avoid working on nights he played there. She could do that. Or she could move to another city. Maybe one on the other side of the continent. That might work.

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