Thursday, March 21, 2013

Imaginable Teaser #3 - J. Meyers

Sera raised her hands. She did not want to touch this guy. Not at all.

“Aren’t you even going to ask my name, Princess?”

She felt heat rise in her core. But she damped it down as best she could. She had to get this done quickly. There were still so many to go before they’d let her heal Quinn.
“I don’t need to know your name,” she said through clenched teeth.

He leaned toward her again, that smile still on his face. “Ah, but don’t you want to know it?”

She let her arms drop. “Not particularly, no.”

“Oh come now,” he said, his voice low. “You don’t have to play hard to get with me. I heard your heart speed up when I touched you earlier.”

“That’s called fear, you moron,” she said. “Now are you ready or what?”

He laughed and then closed his eyes, nodded his head with that stupid smile still on his lips. What she wouldn’t give to knock it right off his face. Or dust him.

And she could hardly believe she was thinking like that.

Sera tried to clear her mind and pretend that he was just another person asking for help. She fingered her necklace then placed one hand on his forehead and one on his chest. Taking a deep breath, she tried to center herself.

“Sean,” he said. “My name’s Sean. Not moron.”

“I’m pretty sure I got it right the first time,” Sera muttered.

“Oh, I like you, Princess,” he said, laughing. “I could get used to you.”

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Contest

The Fairytale Keeper by Andrea Cefalo

Anonymous, lost to history, nameless, this is what Adelaide Schumacher should have been.  Medieval girls do not make legends.  If they are lucky to live long enough, they make babies.

Adelaide’s mother, Katrina, was the finest storyteller in all of Airsbach, a borough in the great city of Cologne, but she left one story untold, that of her daughter, that of Snow White. Snow White was a pet name Adelaide’s mother had given her.  It was a name Adelaide hated, until now.  Now, she would give anything to hear her mother say it once more.

A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without last rites and the dead are dumped in a vast pit outside the city walls.  In an effort to save Katrina’s soul, Adelaide’s father obtains a secret funeral for his wife by bribing the parish priest, Father Soren.

Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, pushing Adelaide toward vengeance.  When Adelaide realizes that the corruption in Cologne reaches far beyond Soren, the cost of settling scores quickly escalates. Avenging the mother she lost may cost Adelaide everything she has left: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.

Seamlessly weaving historical events and Grimm’s fairytales into a tale of corruption and devotion, The Fairytale Keeper, leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins. The novel paints Medieval Cologne accurately and vividly.  The story develops a set of dynamic characters, casting the famous villains, heroes, and damsels of Grimm’s fairy tales into believable medieval lives.  Though historically set, The Fairytale Keeper brims with timeless themes of love, loyalty, and the struggle for justice.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

March news from Berinn Rae

Whew, what a busy start to 2013! Explosion, the final book in the Colliding Worlds trilogy, is now on my editor's desk at Crimson Romance. Implosion (book 2) comes out March 11 as ebook everywhere. I also have a short (dystopian sci-fi rom) in an upcoming anthology showcasing a wide range of fabulous sci-fi romance authors out there. A release date hasn't been set yet, but I'll keep you posted. Next up, I'm going to write a full-length zombie novel simply because I love zombie thrillers and finally accepted the fact that I must take the time to write at least one myself. Its working title is Zombie Playground, and it will be my first book without romance. The story is still being fleshed out (lame pun intended, heh heh), and I'll keep you posted. If you favorite zombie books to share, I'd love to add to my to-be-read pile, so let me know your favorites via Twitter (@BerinnRae) or Facebook!  Have a great month! 

check out more from Berinn over at her website!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Cover Reveal: Death's Awakening by Sarra Cannon

Many thanks to Sarra Cannon and AToMR Tours for letting me participate of the cover reveal for Death's Awakening. And here is the cover:

Title: Death's Awakening
Author: Sarra Cannon
Expected release date: March 28, 2013
Genre: Paranormal
Age Group: Young Adult
Cover Designer: Renu Sharma -
Reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

For sixteen-year-old Parrish Sorrows, life is about to become a nightmare.

This is the night she'll wake up to her mother's convulsions. The night she'll lose contact with her father and sister in New York. The night 911 will stop answering the phone.

This is the night a mysterious supernatural virus begins its deadly rampage across the globe, killing billions in a matter of days. And just when things can't get worse, the dead begin to rise.

Parrish must embark on a perilous journey to find what's left of her family. Along the way, she'll team up with the gorgeous boy next door she's always been drawn to, the snobby ex-bff she's hated for years, a genius computer nerd, and a young boy who never says a word but is somehow a kindred spirit.

DEATH'S AWAKENING is the first book in Sarra Cannon's new Eternal Sorrows series. Told from alternating points of view, this story is packed with action, magic, and romance that will leave you begging to find out what happens as this group of teens struggles to survive the zombie apocalypse.

They are about to find out zombies are the least of their problems.

About the Author:
Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. She is the author of the young adult paranormal Peachville High Demons series, which she first began self-publishing in October of 2010. Since the series began, Sarra has sold over 120,000 copies and recently signed a contract with Sea Lion Books to create a graphic novel adaptation of Beautiful Demons, the first book in the series.
Sarra lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband, her new baby boy, and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Amazon 'Beautiful Disaster' emails - Jamie McGuire

This is straight from Jamie's website:

I have looked into this as best I can, but being a Sunday, Amazon isn’t responding.

It appears that Amazon has sent a mass email to everyone who’s ever purchased the self-published version of Beautiful Disaster. They are encouraging readers to request a refund. When asked why they are offering this refund, Amazon customer service has given several different reasons, the most common is problems with content. THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH THE CONTENT OF BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, and it makes no sense for them to encourage a refund for a book that has already been read and enjoyed 6+ months later, but that is the only information I have for now.

Customer service admits that if you do NOT get the refund, your copy of BD will NOT be affected. If you get a refund, they are offering to reimburse the $4+ difference it costs to purchase the $7.99 version, but what they aren’t telling you is that **I** am paying for every refund.

Last week, I sent an email to Amazon asking why the self-published version of my book is still experiencing returns. Returns are only allowed for up to 7 days after purchase. 6 months after the self-published version of Beautiful Disaster went off-sale my account was still seeing negative amounts for returns. I’m not going to assume the reasons behind this mass email, but it appears that Amazon customer service is now encouraging these returns.

I was not notified of this. This email has nothing to do with my publisher Atria books. If you do not get a refund, your copy of BD will not be affected. If you do, the refund will show as a negative amount in my Amazon KDP author account. Because BD is no longer available, this money will be taken out of my Providence sales.

In other words, this is very bad, and I have no idea why this is happening. Please do not return your copy of BD, and please help me spread the word to not return your copy of BD.

I will let you know what else I find out from Amazon. In the meantime, your support has brought me to tears. I love you all. ♥

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