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Be the First to Fall week: Day 3

27 Nov

We’re inching closer and closer to the release of BEFORE WE FALL. Six more days until Dominic Kinkaide.

Bad boys do it better


Can you handle him?

Errrrr.  Yes.  Back to what I’m doing.   *forces eyes away from glorious picture of beautiful bad boy*

Today, I’ve got a couple different things to cover.  A new graphics teaser and the winning photo submitted for Dominic.

First, I’ll share the photo that has been posted on my storyboard for Dominic Kinkaide.  I don’t typically think that Jensen Ackles looks like Dom, but in this particular photo, he’s perfect:

Jensen Ackles as Dominic Kinkaide


Darcy F. submitted THIS winning picture of Dom:

Fan chosen dominic

Holy…. holy.  His eyes!!!  It’s Dominic.   Actually, it’s Rodrigo Guiraro Diaz.  And he’s mine, ladies.  Lol.

I did a quick search and found these other breathtaking pics:

Rodrigo Guiraro Diaz as Dom

Rodrigo Guiraro Diaz as Dom2


Okay.  *shakes head to clear it of the beauty so that I can get down to business*

Time for Graphic Teaser number 3.


You know the drill by now.  All you have to do is share this teaser on your FB, Twitter or Blog, then enter to win on this rafflecopter for a signed ARC of BEFORE WE FALL.

I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving tomorrow surrounded by everyone you love.   We won’t have a contest tomorrow, but I’ll pick back up on Friday.   I want you to know– I’m thankful for each and every one of you.  Have a blessed day!

Be the First to Fall!

25 Nov

Happy Monday!

So, I’m counting down the days until BEFORE WE FALL releases.   (8 more days!!!!!)

This week, I want to do a bunch of fun contests to help pass the time and keep me from going insane while I wait.  (I know, I know.  Too late for that….)

Besides that important reason, there’s this:

Before We Fall galleys

That’s a stack of BEFORE WE FALL galleys that my awesome publisher sent me.  So obviously, I need to do some giveaways.

So, I’m declaring this week, BE THE FIRST TO FALL week.

Every day, I’m going to post a graphic teaser on my Facebook page (which you can find HERE).  All you have to do is share the graphic on your Twitter or FB page (make sure to tag me), then go enter the Rafflecopter, which you can find HERE.  Easy breezy.

Our graphic today is one of my faves.  :)



All you have to do is share and enter to win.  :)

Okay.  To celebrate BE THE FIRST TO FALL WEEK, there’s a pre-release review tour going on– and each blog is giving away an e-copy of Before We Fall.  So, definitely go check out what these awesome bloggers think about Before We Fall… and enter to win on their blogs, as well!

Anyway, this is enough to kick off BE THE FIRST TO FALL WEEK. :)   Stay tuned– there will be more every day.  I’m so so excited about this book!
Have a great week!!

Before We Fall Contest #2: Win a signed ARC

20 Nov

I’m sorry I didn’t post contest #2 yesterday– I’ve had a nasty bug.  Ugh.  But I’m out of bed now– and ready to roll.

For contest number two, I’d like to see pictures of Dominic Kinkaide… the main character in my novella UNTIL WE BURN and the upcoming novel, BEFORE WE FALL.

He’s tall, dark and sexy as sin.  Actually, he’d tell you that he’s FAR sexier than sin, because Sin is his brother.  For real.  (Sinclair Kinkaide– and I hope you’ll love him toooooooo).  But that’s neither here nor there right now.  Right now, you need to know what Dom looks like.

Dark hair, green eyes, sexy grin.  He’s sex on a stick, kinky, naughty, bad.  He’s an actor who is rarely told no.  He’s arrogant.  And did I mention sexy?

Sooooooo, please email me your pictures of Dominic.  You can find them online, they can be a real person, etc.  Anything goes.  Just no full-on nude pictures– the winner will be posted on my blog.   Please email me your pics (to by Tuesday Nov 26.  I’ll announce the winner on Wed the 27th.  :)    And the winner will get a signed ARC of BEFORE WE FALL.

I can’t wait to see all the sexiness!


IF YOU STAY quotes contest!

5 Aug

Okay, so you guys sent me in some awesome quotes!!  It was so hard to choose, but these are the three quotes up for voting.   I’ll leave these quotes up all day and then tomorrow (on release day morning!) we’ll view the winner!  Woohoo!!  Oh- and the winner will receive a signed ARC of IF YOU LEAVE.

Your choices to vote on are:

1.  Submitted by Alexandra H:

“You have no idea how sorry I am. I’m just not that good at relationships. I haven’t had any practice. But if you stay with me, if you stay… I promise that I will never leave you again. I will never shut you out again. I’ll put in the work and I’ll fix what is broken. I promise.”


2.  Submitted by Paula N:

“You’ve seen me at my worst. Maybe you should see me at my best.”
My words hang between us, heavy and charged, and I don’t know what the fuck I am doing.
“When are you at your best?” she asks hesitantly. And I can see from the determined look on her face that she is trying hard not to feel intimidated. I’m impressed. She’s like a kitten standing up to a lion.
“In bed.”


3.  Submitted by Sandy B:

“Love never fails. But then again, sometimes love has to put boxing gloves on and be tough in order to survive. Sometimes, you have to do the harder thing—the thing where you let someone grow on their own.”


So happy voting!!~  and I’ll see you back here tomorrow to announce the winner and for the release of IF YOU LEAVE!!

Last contest for IF YOU LEAVE

29 Jul

Sooooo. If you haven’t won a signed ARC of IF YOU LEAVE yet, there’s still one more chance!

I love LOVE hearing from readers about which quotes they love from my books.

So, from now until Sunday, send me your favorites quotes from IF YOU STAY (book one in the Beauitfully Broken series).  You can either email it to me ( or post it in the comments.  On Monday, August 5th, I’ll post my favorite three submissions– and let you guys vote on your favorite quote.  The winning submission will win my last signed ARC of IF YOU LEAVE.

:)    Hope you have a fabulous Monday!   Ooh- also, stay tuned because I’ll be releasing the last excerpt of IF YOU LEAVE this week!

Hottest Hero!

24 Jul

Okay, you guys.

Voters have spoken… and Hottest Hero number 3, DJ has won this contest!  Woooot for DJ!    You gotta love a man in dress blues.  :)    And we gotta salute a young man who makes the decision to serve his country.  *stands up and salutes*

Hottest hero, DJ

Holly M. wins the signed ARC of IF YOU LEAVE.   Holly, you must be proud of such an awesome nephew!

I have decided, however, that all three finalists are winners.  So, Amanda and Jaime, I will send you each a signed copy of IF YOU LEAVE after it releases on August 6.  I’m afraid I don’t have any ARCs to send you early, but I will definitely send you a regular paperback as soon as I can after release.   I just need for you to email me your address please.  :)

Thank you to everyone who participated and who sent in pictures. Every one of those heroes deserved to win -and it was super hard to pic the final three, just let me tell you that.  I eventually decided that I’d pick three real life heroes in uniform (or body armor like #1 was wearing) and went from there.

Stay tuned, because tomorrow I’ll be posting another IF YOU LEAVE excerpt.  And on Friday, I’ll post another fun contest.

Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Vote on Hottest Heroes!

23 Jul

Eeepp!  It’s time to vote on Hottest Heroes!

I was sooooo excited to get a ton of real life heroes.  I’m going to post three heroes and you have until tomorrow morning to vote.  The winning submission gets a signed galley copy of IF YOU LEAVE.   But no matter who wins, every single person who was submitted is a hero.  We need to remember that.

But anyways, it’s time to get your vote on!

HERO #1, SFC Charles C.  from the 101st Airborne Division.  He’s the husband to reader Jaime C, who submitted his picture.  Update:  I apologize, in my original post, I mistakenly listed his rank as SPC instead of SFC.  I apologize.  Yikes.

Hottest heroes, Charles C

HERO #2,  Brandon D.  He served in Falujah in 2004-2005.  He was submitted by his wife, reader Amanda D.

hottest heroes, brandon d

Hero #3, DJ, nephew of reader Holly M.   DJ hasn’t been stationed anywhere yet, but I chose him because he’s fresh-faced and ready to serve.  He recently made the decision to serve his country and join the Marines.  He just came out of basic training and soon he’ll be stationed somewhere around the world.

Hottest hero, DJ

Ladies, these men stand on a line and guard America– they fight evil things in the night so that we can sleep peacefully.  Every one of them is a hero– and every single person submitted to the contest is a hero.  I wish I could’ve chosen them all.  But as it is, I had to narrow it down.   Thank you to everyone who submitted a picture and a story.  I salute them all!  :)

Last chance to enter Hottest Hero contest– plus, a thank you gift!

21 Jul

You guys,  I’ll be posting three of the hottest heroes that I have received  on my blog for you to vote on on Tuesday.  So that means, if you still want to be a part of it and have a chance to win a signed galley copy of IF YOU LEAVE, you need to send me your hot hero!  :)    If you missed the post with the details about the contest, you can find it HERE. 

Also, I just have to say thank you.  IF YOU LEAVE has been available for pre-order for a few weeks and I’m astounded that before I even knew about it and announced it, people were already ordering it.  My teeth hit the floor when I saw that.  So, I want to say thank you in the best way I know how:  A thank-you gift from me.

If you email me your receipt for pre-ordering IF YOU LEAVE, any time between now and August 5, I’ll send you a signed IF YOU LEAVE postcard.  This postcard contains an excerpt from IF YOU LEAVE  that hasn’t been seen yet– and I will not be posting it on my website. The only way you’ll see this excerpt is to receive one of these postcards or read the book.  :)

I only have 100 postcards, so only the first 100 to respond will get one.  Also, this contest is open internationally.   You can send your receipts to

Places you can find IF YOU LEAVE to pre-order:

Excerpt TWO of IF YOU LEAVE and another cool contest!

18 Jul

Okay, guys.   Excerpt TWO of IF YOU LEAVE is up on RT today, along with why it hits close to home with me.    Woot!   You should definitely check it out HERE— it’s from a very intense scene in the book.  You should especially check it out if you were a fan of Mila and Pax in IF YOU STAY.  This scene involves them in a very big way.

Also, I wanted to announce the details of another cool contest I’m running for IF YOU LEAVE.   

I’ve always wanted a really awesome fan-made trailer.  So… I’ll give a signed galley copy of IF YOU LEAVE, a very special copy which will include notes from me scribbled inside, to the best fan-made trailer.  I’ll post my two faves and then readers can vote on their choice.  You can send in your trailers to me at any time between now and Saturday, August 3rd.   I’ll post my two favorites on Sunday, August 4th and let you guys vote for 24 hours. The winner will be announced on Monday the 5th.  You can choose either IF YOU STAY or IF YOU LEAVE to feature in your trailer.

Eeepp– this makes me so excited.  I’ve seen some awesome fan made stuff out there– and while I’ve been tagged in some awesome collages and memes for my books- I’ve never gotten a trailer.  I’m super stoked about this.

Anyway.  I hope you guys like the excerpt from today– I’ll release excerpt three next week!

First Contest for IF YOU LEAVE

17 Jul

So… you probably already know that I will use any excuse to throw virtual parties for my books, or for contest or giveaways… or anything, really.   And since IF YOU LEAVE releases on August 6th, it’s time to GET THIS PARTY STARTED!!  Woot!

Before I explain the first contest, let’s recap what IF YOU LEAVE is all about:

IYL, Final

26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can’t get past, he needs someone who can help him heal…even if he doesn’t realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn’t need anybody…or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents’ messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there’s no way in hell that she’s ever letting that happen to her.

They don’t know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel’s got a secret, a hidden monster that he’s afraid Maddy could never overcome… And Maddy’s got issues that she’s afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they’ve got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly…

Okay, now that you’re up to speed, let’s go over the first contest!  Woot!

Contest NUMBER ONE:   Hottest Hero

Prize:  A signed Galley copy of IF YOU LEAVE 

The gist:    As you know, book one in the Beautifully Broken series, IF YOU STAY, featured Pax Tate, a bad bad boy.  So IF YOU LEAVE will feature a hero.  A beautifully broken hero, Gabriel Vincent.   In honor of Gabe and every other hero out in the world, I’d like for you to choose the hottest hero you can find.  So between now and Monday, July 22, send me pics of your hot heroes– whether they are pictures of actors or even someone you actually know.  Real or fiction, just send me pics of hot heroes.  On Tuesday of next week (July 23), I’ll post my favorite three pictures and let YOU vote on the hottest hero.  I would LOVE LOVE real life heroes, but I understand that not everyone knows a man in uniform.  :)   If you do send me a real life picture, please get your hero’s permission first.  The picture might be featured on my website.   The people’s choice winner of the hottest hero will be posted on Wednesday, July 24th.

You can send the pictures to  Please tell me the hero’s name and why you picked him.  :)

Also, stay tuned tomorrow– the second excerpt of IF YOU LEAVE is being released on RT.  It’s a goooooood one!  I’ll post the link tomorrow, as well as explain another cool contest.

Have a great night– and send me those hot heroes!   <3


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