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Hungry for something from M. Leighton?

3 Jun

Today’s the dayyyyyyy!!    M. Leighton’s There’s Wild Then There’s You comes out!!   Eeeeeeeppppppp!!!

If you’re like me and you crazy a yummy M. Leighton man, this book is for you!!

Check it out!

There's Wild Then There's You cover

He’s someone she can’t trust…

She’s someone he thinks he knows…

Violet Wilson is a wallflower. Shy, serious, and accident-prone, she’s got a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The night she’s forced to pose with her friend might just be the worst time of all—that’s when she meets Jet Blevins. She knows better than to get involved with someone like him, but he touches her in ways she never expected, never wanted before.

On the outside, Jet is a typical rocker, an arrogant lead guitarist who unapologetically lives a wild lifestyle. But on the inside, he’s battling demons and using the stage to escape the troubles of his past and the addictions of his present. Until the night he sees Violet standing at the back of the room. She brings his life into focus. She knows his secrets. She’s the girl he can’t forget, and the one thing he craves more than his addiction.

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Does that not sound fabulous?  Well, trust me, it IS.  I had the privilege of reading it while she was writing it.  And it rocks.  (Like everything else Michelle writes.  Lol).

You can find it here:

M. Leighton’s All the Pretty Lies releases today!

12 Nov

Eeeeppppp!  *spins in a circle*

M. Leighton’s new book, All the Pretty Lies, is out today!  And OMG, let me tell you… I freaking love it.  I was lucky enough to read this while M was writing it… and it’s amazing.  I’m in love with Hemi.  In love with him.  I hope you will be toooooo!

Anyway, check this out:

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All the Pretty Lies

“Live, no regrets”

 

Her…

Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him…

In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 

Them…

Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

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And an excerpt!! 

While we wait for someone to come to the front, I walk along the borders of the room, admiring the sketches on display.  As someone with the heart of an artist, I can even better appreciate the skillful hand and eye behind the charcoal renderings.

A deep voice interrupts my study.  “Can I help you?”

I turn toward it, ready to explain what it is that I want, but the words die on my tongue.  Of all the works of art on the walls, none compares to the one I’m staring at now.

I see his features in separate bursts, like strobes of light striking the backs of my eyes.  Angular, masculine features seem to be carved in stone—slashing brows; luminous eyes; high cheekbones; chiseled mouth.  And it’s that mouth that I’m looking at when his lips curl up at the corners.  I’m staring. I know it and he knows it.  “See anything you like?”

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To purchase All the Pretty Lies, you can find it in these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

iTunes

Smashwords

 Barnes and Noble

 

About M. Leighton:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton lives in the deep South with her super-hero husband and super-smart maltipoo.  She has a fondness for coffee and chocolate, loves the color red, laughs at almost anything and often stares out her window, daydreaming of far-away places.

To learn more about her, visit her website: http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/

M. Leighton is a freaking rock star. (or, Wild Child is available! Woot!)

22 Oct

Hey guys,

So, my awesome bestie, M. Leighton has just released the newest installment in the Wild Ones series… Wild Child.  And let me tell you.  It rocks.  I know– I was fortunate enough to read it as she was writing it.  (the benefits of having her as a crit partner. :)

Anyway, it’s live today. And trust me, you want to check it out.  It’s fun, feel good, romancy, smexy… everything you know M. Leighton to write and write well.

Check it out:

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Jenna Theopolis has always known what she wanted.  Getting out of her small hometown of Greenfield was number one on her list of priorities.  Until she met Rusty Catron.

Rusty’s fun-loving personality was the perfect match for Jenna’s inner wild child.  But what started off as a summer fling quickly turns into something more.  At least it does for Jenna.

Rusty has lived with the ghost of his father’s abandonment since he was a child, but now he’s beginning to feel the crippling effects of his scars.  He wants to trust in Jenna, but deep down he doesn’t believe someone so wild and free can ever be tamed.

 But tragedy strikes, pushing Jenna out of Greenfield and leaving Rusty with a choice to make—face his inner demons or lose the love of his life.  Forever.

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Anddddd, because she’s awesome, Michelle gave me a little teaser to share:

I hear him growl and I smile as I straighten in front of him.  “Ready?”

“To skinny dip with the devil? Sure,” he replies, a slow grin coming to his face.

With speed a striking snake would envy, Rusty bends and throws me over his shoulder.  I squeal in surprised delight as he takes off running toward the water and jumps off the bank, plunging us both into the cool, black pond.

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I loved this book.  You should definitely check it out…. you can find it on Amazon HERE and Barnes and Noble HERE. 

And to learn more about the fabulous M. Leighton, please check out her website, http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com/

Would You Rather: With Jessica Sorensen

21 Aug

So, we’re doing something fun today.  :)

A little group of Forever authors and I got together and kicked around some Would You Rather questions.  Hehe.  We thought it was fun.  Anyway, I have Jessica Sorensen on my blog today to answer a few.  You probably know Jessica for books like:

Breaking NovaThe Coincidence of Callie and KaydenSecret of Ella and Micha

You know, the New York Times Bestselling kind of books.  Lol.  Anyway.  Jessica is pretty awesome. I met her when I was in New York in May and was super impressed with her.

Jessica Sorensen and me

Anyway, like the awesome sport that she is, she answered my goofy Would You Rather questions.  :)   Check them out!

CC:  I know you’re happily married.  I’ve met your awesome husband. But let’s pretend for a moment that you aren’t.  Would you rather…. Be in an awful relationship with great sex or a great relationship with awful sex?

JS:  Hmm… probably a great relationship with awful sex. He could always learn to be better at sex, lol.

CC:  Would you rather…. Be stuck in an endless hockey game for the rest of your life where you could read during time-outs, or live in a world where books don’t exist? 

JS:  Definitely stuck in an endless hockey game but read during time-outs! I’d go crazy if I couldn’t read.

 CC:  Would you rather… win the lottery or live twice as long?

JS:  Probably win the lottery.

CC:  Would you rather… be the smartest, yet ugliest person in the room… or the hottest and dumbest?

JS:  Definitely the smartest, yet the ugliest.

 CC:  Would you rather be the richest person in the world….or immortal?

JS:   This one’s hard, but I think I’m going to go with Immortal.

 CC:  Would you rather…. Listen to Justin Bieber for a week straight … or shave your head?

JS:  Shave my head! My hair would grow back but the insanity of listening to the song might end up being permanent, lol.

 CC:  Would you rather… be stuck on a deserted island with Kayden or Micha?

JS:  I’m going to have to go with Micha. As much as I love Kayden, Micha has always been my favorite :)

CC:  Would you rather…. Be Hermione from Harry Potter or Bella from Twilight?

JS:  Definitely Hermione! She is seriously badass!

CC:  Would you rather… talk like Yoda or breathe like Darth Vader?

JS:  Talk like Yoda. I’m not going to lie, I actually do this for fun sometimes ;)

CC:  If you had to, would you rather kill off Ella or Callie from your books?

JS:  Ah! Honestly I’m not sure I could pick one, but for the sake of getting stoned at my next signing, I’m going to say Ella because I know Callie is the favorite of the two.

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Fun, right?  And before we start getting angry emails… just know that the last question was purely hypothetical– for fun.   Her characters are completely safe.  For now.  Lol.

Jessica Sorensen bio pic

 
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.  To learn more about her, visit http://jessicasorensensblog.blogspot.com/.  
Also, you can check out my answers to the questions that she asked me on her blog today.  Go HERE and check them out.   Plus, check out answers from other awesome Forever authors:

 
Ooh- and I almost forgot.  Our publisher, Forever, is giving away two Forever totes stuffed with Forever books.  Wooot!  You can go HERE to the Rafflecopter to enter!  :)

My interview with Karina Halle: Sins and Needles

1 Aug

Hey guys!

So I did a cool interview the other day with gorgeous Karina Halle, author of Sins and Needles.   If you haven’t checked this book out, you need to.  Trust me.  It’s fabulous.

And now’s a good time- because Karina is interviewing other authors this month– getting their thoughts on the book.  I’m up first today.  Check out what I had to say on Karina’s Blog! 

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Michelle Nicole’s Soul Survivor

22 Jul

Hey guys,

I’ll be doing tons of posts over the next few weeks about my upcoming book, IF YOU LEAVE.   So I thought I’d take a break from talking about myself (haha) to talk about someone awesome.

Over the past year, I’ve come to know a super-sweet author, Michelle Nicole.  She’s pretty awesome and I can’t wait for you to meet her.  She’s here today to share a little bit about her debut novel, Soul Survivor. 

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Can you give me your two to three sentence elevator pitch for Soul Survivor?

Soul Survivor is about Hailee, a young country girl, who quickly learns she’s the last of her kind, angels really do exist AND she’s smack dab in the middle of a curse, HER curse–to choose Light or Darkness. Nothing is black and white and no matter which way she turns someone will die and that’s just not an option. She’s pushed to her limits and forced to sacrifice it all for the greater good.
Can you describe yourself in five words? 
Tall, crazy, friendly, dorky, ambitious
That’s funny, because that’s almost exactly how I would describe myself.  :)  You’re a tax accountant by day and a writer by night.  What made you decide to write Soul Survivor?
That’s a great question. Honestly, it all started back in late 2010/early 2011–I’d just raced through a bunch of indie reads on my PC (because I didn’t have a kindle yet.) ;) I’d been writing a few stories just for my own personal entertainment when it dawned on me, I think I’d like to write a book and PUBLISH it. I wanted to have an opportunity to touch people the way authors have touched me with their stories–find a way to make a difference, leave a good mark on this world. Then the premise for SS came to me–with so much crappiness in the world what would it be like to be able to change the world on a big scale (cause we all have the opportunity to do so on a small scale) and so it started. I love angel books and so I went with that angle and next thing I knew I had sexy angels, a determined young woman, and all sorts of mayhem racing through my mind. It hasn’t stopped since…and believe me sometimes its hard to concentrate on tax returns when your mind is running into far off adventurous places. ;)
Is there a character in your book that you feel closest to?  Why?
Hailee most definitely. I feel incredibly close to her on so many levels. She has a lot of my heart and soul and like I just mentioned, the entire inspiration for this book was based on how much I’d like to change the world. She makes me cry a lot, especially recently with working on book two of the series, Soul Searcher. Writing her story has taught me so much about myself.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m a pantser which is hilarious if you know how completely OCD I am in everything else I do. I do organize the story after the fact and once enough scenes are written I tend to know where the big picture is going. That being said in Soul Survivor I was pretty surprised who Hailee ends up with. She and her male hottie of choice both threw me for a loop.
Can you tell me a little about what you’re working on now?
I’ve got so many WIPs started (9 to be exact-3 of which will be series) I could publish a book a month if I had time to write them (that pesky work business always gets in the way.) ;) That being said, I have been focusing most of my energy on book two of the Hybrid Chronicles, Soul Searcher along with a New Adult Contemporary Romance tentatively titled Blurred Lines. BL is a very risky book for me. I’m about to seriously step out of my comfort zone and tackle controversial subject. I was really afraid to write this story but after a little inspiration and a gentle nudge from a book blogger (Delphina) that I met at UTOPYA I knew I had to pull up my big girl panties and trudge on. So, I am. And so far, I’m loving it.
Who is your favorite book boyfriend?
Gah! Hardest question ever! How about a top 5? I LOVE M. Leighton’s Cash–he gets me hot and bothered every time and then there’s Pax–thank you so much for introducing me to him, Courtney–I love his roughness and nothing gets me like a bad ass with a heart of gold and he has one. *sigh*  Then, there’s Nathan from Tiffany King’s No Attachments–bike ride anyone? ;) I heart Paulina Ulrich’s Damon–another one of those smooth talking tough guys with big heart and finally Daniel the Demon from Michelle Muto’s Don’t Fear the Reaper…I love me a do-gooding smexy demon. Oh, and how could I forget Jennifer Armentrout’s Daemon from the Lux series. He makes me drool. So yeah, I’ve got a thing for bad boys and clearly the accountant CAN’T count…that’s six not five. ;)
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I love food so I really had to think this question through. I’d say my Mom’s homemade baked mac and cheese. It’s freaking awesome and yeah, I’d go for that over anything chocolate and I LOVE chocolate. ;)

Ok, here’s some rapid fire questions.  :)

Basketball or Hockey? Hockey

Red or blue? Red
Ice cream or cake? Ice cream cake!

Bath or shower? Bath…bubbles anyone?

Lake or ocean? Ocean…but I’ll only put my feet in.

Day or night? Day.

Cat or dog? Both

Coffee or tea?  Sweet tea beats coffee any day.

 Michelle, thank you so much for being here today.  You’re so sweet– I wish you the best of luck with everything that you do.  I’ll be keeping an eye on you.  I can’t wait to see you climb the charts.
Courtney, thank you so very much for having me. Being on your blog is incredibly surreal. Is this real life? Really? Are you sure? You know I’ve admired you forever! You were the third indie author I ever read…yes I remember weird things like that. I can even remember where I was when I read Every Last Kiss and how impressed I was with your “voice” and how you could weave such an intricate tale so easily. Thank you for making me feel like a rockstar! I heart you big time!
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Okay, guys… you can find Soul Survivor on Amazon    and    Barnes and Noble. 
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To learn more about Michelle, go here:

M. Leighton’s Until I Break

15 May

So…. my friend M. Leighton just released a fabulous new book.  It’s dark.  It’s edgy. It’s sexy.  If you like those things, then you should definitely check out Until I Break.  Because it’s awesome.  And so is M. Leighton.

Check it out:

 

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“I’m intrigued. Tempted beyond what I’ve ever been before. To know her, to open her up. To break her.”

In love, sometimes what you fear most is exactly what you need.

Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control.

And she doesn’t exist.

Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.

Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare.

When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.

Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.

The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.

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Sounds good, right?   I know it is— I’ve read it.  Woot!   If you’d like to check it out, you can find it on Amazon HERE and B&N HERE. 

Happy reading!

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