Friday, February 27, 2015

Release Blitz + Giveaway - Shh! by Stacey Nash


Shh! by Stacey Nash
(Oxley College #1)
Publication date: February 23rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Synopsis:
Nineteen-year-old Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t masturbate all night — the only thing she does is sleep … right?

Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He’s pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth behind her rumoured sleeping problem. If she doesn’t, the perfect life she’s worked so hard for may slip away, including the one person who has Olivia breaking all her rules — Logan.

What do you do when you’re asleep?

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Shh! is a story about acceptance, learning to trust and in turn love while facing life’s unexpected difficulties.

NB: This book is of a mild heat level, and contains no explicit sex scenes.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24156437-shh?ac=1

Purchase:
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About the author:
Writing for the young and new adult market, Stacey's books are all adventure filled stories with a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and plenty of KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.

Author of the Collective Series; Forget Me Not and Remember Me. And Oxley College Saga; Shh! and Wait!

Author links:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

True Confessions Blog Hop - The Losing It Authors Tell All + GIVEAWAY





Confession: I'm obsessed with eyes.


A lot of women are attracted to muscles and hot bodies, but I don’t find big muscly arms and chests that much of a turn on. I’m obviously not completely against them, but for me it’s not the most important thing.

I love eyes. If someone has awesome eyes, then bam! They’ve got my attention. The eyes can tell so many secrets, and I know it’s cliché, but they really are the windows to the soul.

I especially love scary blue eyes—that really intense, piercing blue that stands out a mile away. My favourite blue-eyed celebrity is Zac Effron, and I have to say he has grown up to be one fine man. He is also one of my main muses when it came to writing Josh's character in the Tate Chronicles.



Giveaway

My Losing It scene (Suffering – Grace's Story) occurs between Fall For Me and Fight For Me. It is like an interquel rather than an extended scene, and offers a little more insight into Grace and Josh’s relationship. Read on to see what you could win ...


One winner will receive eBook copies
of Fall For Me and Fight For Me.
Sacrifice is currently FREE. Go HERE for all the retail links.


A second winner will receive a signed
Tate Chronicles bookmark pack.

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Read all of our confessions and enter to win paperbacks and swag at every stop!

Kristina Circelli (US)
Melissa Haag (INT)
Ednah Walters (INT)
Nikki Jefford (INT)
Stacey Wallace Benefiel (US)
Helen Boswell (US)
S.T. Bende (US)
Amy Miles (US)
S. M. Boyce (US)
Milda Harris (INT)
K. A. Last (INT)
Heather Hildenbrand (INT)
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Julia Crane (US)
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Tamara Rose Blodgett (US)
A.O. Peart (US)
Bethany Lopez (US)
M.R. Polish (US/UK)
Julie Prestsater (INT)

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Monday, February 02, 2015

COVER REVEAL - Shh! by Stacey Nash + Giveaway

I am so excited about this cover reveal! Stacey is one of my dear friends, and we have been eagerly awaiting the day when we could both show everyone the cover for Shh! Now it's finally here.

I had so much fun designing this cover, and I cried happy tears at Stacey's initial reaction.

If you'd like to see more covers that I've designed, head over to KILA Designs.

Now, check out the pretty ...

Shh! (Oxley College #1)
Release Date: 02/23/15


eBook cover


Full cover wrap 


Summary from Goodreads:
Nineteen-year-old Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t masturbate all night — the only thing she does is sleep … right?

Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He's pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth behind her rumoured sleeping problem. If she doesn't, the perfect life she's worked so hard for may slip away, including the one person who has Olivia breaking all her rules — Logan.

What do you do when you’re asleep?

***

Shh! is a story about acceptance, learning to trust and in turn love while facing life's unexpected difficulties.

NB: This book is of a mild heat level, and contains no explicit sex scenes.


Pre-Order Links:
(Shh! won’t be available on Amazon until release day)

About the Author
Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area. She also loves to blog is a co-founder and a contributor at Aussie Owned and Read, a blog designed for readers and writers of young adult and new adult fiction.

Her debut novel Forget Me Not released with HarperCollins Impulse in 2014 and was soon followed by the sequel, Remember Me. 2015 brings an Aussie set New Adult romance, the Oxley College Saga: Shh! and Wait!

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards

I am so super excited about this collection! Along with 21 other stellar authors, I have an exclusive scene in this book. It's between Grace and Josh from my Tate Chronicles series, and it happens between Fall For Me and Fight For Me, so it's like an interquel rather than an extended scene.

Two weeks until release! Here's what's in store:


22 stops. 22 different prizes. 22 true stories from the Losing It authors.


Join our Twitter Party! February 11 from 7-9PM EST. Use hashtag #Vcard


Join us in the Champagne Room, our private Facebook page, where you'll have VIP access to excerpts, discussions, and giveaways.

Request exclusive access here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/332424686965271/

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Be one of the first to receive this oh so satisfying collection of all new, never before published scenes. Over 200 pages with 22 authors. All for 99 cents!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

COVER REVEAL: The Problem With Heartache by Lauren McKellar

This cover reveal is a special one for me because it is the third book in Lauren McKellar's Crazy in Love series. Lauren and I worked together to create something she fell totally in love with, and I may be biased because I designed them, but I love all three covers in this series.

Check it out!


Title: The Problem With Heartache, book three in the Crazy In Love series
Author: Lauren K. McKellar
Genre: Contemporary Romance (New Adult)
Cover Design: KILA Designs
On sale: February, 2015

Add it on Goodreads
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About The Problem With Heartache
The problem with heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—the should have—nothing will console you.
Because seconds later, you remember.
And remembering can rip you apart.


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Kate will do anything for her family. It’s why she took the job with Lee. It’s why she’s attempting to forget her pain. But it's hard to forget, when you're desperate to hold on. Even if Lee Collins is the perfect package.

Lee will do anything for the ones he cares about. It’s why he hired Kate.
It’s why he keeps his secrets; and it’s why he cannot, will not fall in love. Not with Kate—not with anyone.
Ever.

The one thing he can’t forgive.
The one thing she can’t forget

The Problem With Heartache

Excerpt:
“You. In.” She pointed to the room behind me, and I glanced over my shoulder.

“In there?” I smirked again, but her cheeks didn’t get any redder, to my astonishment. “Is now really the time?”

She pushed against my naked chest, her steely eyes fixed on my face the whole time, then slammed the door behind us with her foot.

“If you wanted some private time together, you just had to say so.” I joked, leaning back against the chair that was positioned in front of the mirror in my dressing room.

“You think this is funny?” Kate asked, her head tilted to the side.

“Actually … yeah.” I nodded and smiled again, not unkindly.

Kate looked down, and for one God-awful moment I thought she was going to cry.

Then, she did something better than crying. Holy mother of crap sticks, was this better than crying.

She raised her hands to the top of her black button-up shirt—and she undid the top button. Creamy, white skin is exposed, defined collarbones, teasing my eyes down to—

She undid another button. Holy fuck, what was Kate doing? Her cleavage heaved in front of me, and I got a hint, just a hint of her black lacy bra.

“It cannot be a coincidence that one man is shirtless in front of me six times in two weeks.”

I grinned. She’d counted.

That totally means she’s into it.

Then she did something that completely surprised me. Hell, it shocked the living daylight out of me. In one fluid movement, she grabbed the sides of her shirt and pulled, popping open her entire top and then shrugging it over her shoulders so she stood there in the world’s hottest black, lacy bra, skin-tight black denim jeans and these shoes—how the hell did I not notice them before?—that were red, high, and sexy as sin.

I swallowed. “So … this is a revenge …” Swallow, “… strip?”

“This is me, trying to do something to get you to pay attention and listen when I ask you to do something.” Kate’s voice was honey as it melted into me.

I raised my hand to the back of my neck and rubbed at the muscles there that had suddenly become tight with tension. “Oh, I’m paying attention, all right.” I widened my eyes. There was absolutely no doubt about that right now.

“Get back stage, Lee. Seriously. This is your last warning.”

I swallowed again, and felt the clamminess of perspiration beading my brow. Was it hot in here? It sure felt hot.

She stepped close to me, till her chest was almost touching my chest. Shit, she smelt like soap and hairspray and … apples. Delicious.

“I …” My gaze flicked to her lips, and I wondered if it would really be that bad if I kissed her. After all, that wouldn’t be promising her marriage, and maybe she’d be up for a casual thing. And her lips—they were so red, and plump, and—oh God, she just licked them with that sweet-as-hell little tongue, and—

The palm of her hand made contact with my face before I even registered her arm moving. Five elegant fingers stung my cheek and I jerked backward, clutching my face in pain. “What the hell?”

Kate walked over to where her shirt lay on the floor and picked it up, casually shrugging it on. She had the biggest shit-eating grin on her face, and I couldn’t help but give a little smile myself. I’d not seen her look so animated since she first boarded the bus.

“I told you it was your final warning,” she said, doing up her buttons, then turned to the door, wrenching it open and making a sweeping gesture with her arm, allowing me passage through. “Now, Mr Collins, if you please.”

“Thanks,” I mumbled, walking past her and out into the corridor. I passed Xander’s door, and a thought flashed through my mind. What if she stripped for all the guys to get them on stage? I couldn’t have her just—

“Lee?” The voice halted me in my tracks. I spun to face her.

She threw my black shirt at me. “Put some clothes on.”

About the Author:
Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through
Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke emotion, and hope hers make you feel.

Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.

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