Thursday, April 24, 2014

Girl Lost: Teaser 4 + Contest

Today is the last day Girl Lost Teaser (aw man.) Last week we brought you week three of the Girl Lost teasers... you can catch it HERE! You can catch week's one and two teasers HERE and HERE

Girl Lost Summary:
Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn't know about my parents death or the island no one heard of. But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me.

He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into. He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense.

When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. It’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable.
Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close. And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares. As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.

Find an excerpt HERE


Contest Details!

** You MUST visit the FACEBOOK page to enter!** 
All you have to do is visit Nazarea's Facebook and comment on the re-telling your story picture to be entered! 





About the Author:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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Event News + Giveaway

Nashville + Cora Carmack Giveaway 

We are SO excited about the upcoming event in Nashville hosted by Lalone Marketing on June 7! 3/4 of the staff from Grownupfangirl and OhTheBookFeels will be not only attending the event, but we are also so happy to be the official blog sponsor of the event! What does that mean for you? Lots and lots and fun stuff! 

Leading up to the event, we will be giving you guys a preview of each author + Griffin Peterson (weeeee!) complete with giveaways, a chance to ask questions, and more! 

The official event facebook page can be found HERE, where there's more info and goodies posted. 
Click HERE to go to the official event page and HERE to see our master post on the event!

The event IS FREE, but you MUST pre register. You can do that HERE.

Authors attending the event: 
+ A Live Performance from Griffin Peterson

Here's what some of you had to say about who you're most excited to see so far: 
Briana said "I think Colleen Hoover and Jay Crownover are on the top of my list right now but excited about them all!" 
Jaime said "I'm so excited to meet Colleen Hoover and see Griffin Peterson perform. I have read and LOVED every one of her books and I have his CD. I'm also really looking forward to meeting Jay Crownover and Rebecca Donovan." 
We are really excited to see Grif perform too!! 
Jessica is excited to see Griffin too: "and Griffin Peterson!!! I've been CoHo stalking for over 2 years, so I'm overly excited to finally meet her!"
Susan Thornton said: "Colleen Hoover & Griffin Peterson!!! Can't wait!#CoHorts

Lots of Griffin love, am I right? 

We're really excited to see EVERYONE, honestly. Rebecca Donovan, Colleen Hoover, Jay Crownover, and Cora Carmack are some of the team's most anticipated authors - but that could change as new books get read :) 

I'm on a persona level, really excited to see Cora Carmack. She and I have worked pretty closely together for well over a year and I really can't wait to finally meet her face to face. Love her to pieces. 


Speaking of Cora Carmack, did you know she as a new book releasing on May 13? Yep. That's BEFORE this event. So you have plenty of time to get it in your hands, read it, and then have it signed! You can Pre-Order ALL LINED UP by following these links: 

(Plus, if you pre order, you get EXTRA entries to the giveaway in this post!!)

For all of those who are coming to the Nashville Event, I encourage you guys to join Carmen, Christina, and I at The Big Bang Bar on Broadway for some great live music from Justin Nault, while you're in town! Promise you'll love it! You can check him out on Youtube or on his website. Say hi on twitter, too! We'd love to hang with you guys! 

okay okay, giveaway already. :)


If you pre-order Cora Carmack's book, email me your proof of purchase for TRIPLE entries. 
Otherwise, all you have to do is complete this rafflecopter for a chance to win! 







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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cover Reveal: Finding Haven + Giveaway

FINDING HAVEN by T.A. Foster

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Releasing May 15th, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Summary:

Power. Money. Control. Love.
He has all but one.
When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.
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AUTHOR BIO: T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip. 


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Cover Reveal: Descent

We are over the moon excited about the cover reveal for Kallie Ross' DESCENT!! DESCENT is a Young Adult fantasy that comes out June 9th!!

Add this one to your Goodreads TBR pile ASAP!

Descent Cover DESCENT Synopsis: Seventeen year old Ollie Miller is ready to leave all of her hurt feelings behind, but moving on seems impossible while living next door to her ex-best friend, Mateo. When curious earthquakes begin to shake and rip open the foundation of her small town, the ground becomes as unsteady as her feelings for him. When they fall, they fall hard… Ollie’s disastrous attempt to save Mateo’s brother from falling into a curious chasm results in their descent into a cavernous wonderland. Ollie, Mateo, Jesse, and Alexis search for a way back home, and encounter a mysterious tribe of natives. Gabriel, the next in line to lead his people, is granted permission to guide them to the surface. On their treacherous journey, an overzealous elder threatens all of their lives, because he can’t risk them exposing his people, or the power he wields. The group discovers ancient secrets, unexpected truths, and uncharted feelings. Ollie must find a way out or risk being stuck in the caves forever—or worse, dead.
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Author PhotoABOUT KALLIE ROSS: Over time my love for learning gravitated toward studying conspiracy theories and contradictions in our culture. My conclusions have ignited a passion to write compelling young adult fiction that incorporates legend, conjecture, fantasy, and conviction. I love being a wife, mother, friend, writer, and teacher. I began teaching high school English in 2002 and started blogging and podcasting in 2008. I have a brilliant husband, two redheads, and never imagined my life would ever be this fun!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: Tempting the Bodyguard

Tempting The Bodyguard by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Writing as J.Lynn) 

TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD will be releasing on May 12, 2014.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.


Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.


She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD OFFICIAL BLURB:

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
He can protect her from everyone except himself.
Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.
Chandler Gamble has one rule: don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she's at his complete mercy.
She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…

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Review: The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey 

Review by Ursula
5 out of 5 stars
Sci-Fi novels are not usually my cup of tea and I have read very few books that involve Aliens that have held my interest for longer than 5 chapters; but The 5th Wave absolutely blew my mind!!
 The first thing I will say is that it was unpredictable, just when you think you are understanding what’s going on and who is in whose side BAM! There’s a plot twist that takes you completely by surprise and more often than not left me mouth wide-open and jaw hitting the floor.
The 5th Wave is told from several points of view and it goes back and forth as the story progresses, at first I thought it would be hard to stay focused but you become so invested in what’s happening in the lives of each of the characters that the constant POV change feels seamless.
 Survival in earth seems almost impossible after the alien arrival; they are way more advanced than humans and they have weapons capable of wiping life from earth completely. 
It’s at the verge of this happening that we meet Cassie who has been hiding and running after losing her whole family. The only one still alive, or at least that’s what she wants to believe, is her little brother who was separated from her to keep safe. Cassie has no idea how she will rescue him though.
Chloe Grace Moretz has been cast to play the role of Cassie in the movie adaptation.
When all seems lost and it looks like it may be the end of the line for Cassie she meets Evan Walker, a kind stranger that saves her life. Evan Walker is an enigma though, Cassie knows nothing about him and there are things that just don’t seem right with him. Evan is the only one who can help her rescue her brother, so she will find herself with no other alternative but to trust Evan. 

There are several important characters in this story and they are all equally interesting, they are all fighting the same fight but while Cassie is doing so from the outside they are doing it from the inside and Cassie’s brother is one them.
The stories of these characters are all so interconnected that even though things are happening in different places it’s hard not to think about them simultaneously.
This is a alien story like I’ve never read before. I don’t think you ever grow to accept them or forgive what they are doing but as the story reveals more of their background and why they are doing what they are doing, it makes you question whether human beings wouldn’t go to the same lengths to save their race.
I found them pretty scary actually, not in appearance but in how advanced they are. 
There were points in the book where I really asked myself “how are they ever gonna survive this?!”  It really felt hopeless at times.
This books is one of the very few where I just had to finish no matter what, so the night I was close to being done I poured myself some Cuban coffee and stayed up until 2am finishing it, and when I was finally done tears were rolling down my cheeks, and I felt like someone punched me in the stomach! Good night to me, thanks Rick Yancey! LOL
September can not come soon enough; I can’t wait to dive into The Infinite!








Monday, April 21, 2014

Cover Reveal: Unwritten + Excerpt

UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron


June 2014


Summary:


Blair Walton isn't your average tattooed children's librarian. She's also one half of bestselling romance author, Scarlet Rose. Along with her bff Raine, she spends her nights writing books so steamy, she's afraid they would shock her Southern conservative grandmother to death, if she knew about them. Blair and Raine keep their smut peddling ways a secret from everyone, including family.

On deadline for their latest book and out of ideas, Raine suggests (demands) that Blair find a guy and "do some research." It just so happens that Blair has a guy that's ready and willing. Declan Bennet has all the qualifications: He's British, looks fabulous in a suit and gets bonus points for being a single dad. But what started out as a research project quickly turns into something much more. Someone else is writing this love story and Blair has completely lost control. But will Declan still feel the same way when he finds out the truth about Blair and her secret motives?


About The Author:

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

 Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.


Excerpt: 

“You’re kidding,” Raine said that night as I gave a dramatic reenactment of meeting Drake’s father that afternoon.
“Would I make something like this up?” I said, realizing too late that yes, I definitely could.
“Dude, you’re a writer. I’m a writer. We make things up for a living.” She gestured to make her point. Raine always had to gesture when she was talking. Even when her hands were full. She always had a tendency to spill things.
“Yes, good point, but still. No, I am not making this up. He was completely real. And gorgeous and that accent.” I had that tingle again just remembering.
“You’re talking about the dad, right?” It took me a second to realize what she said.
I smacked her on the arm. “Ew, pervert. Yes, the dad. I wish I could have gotten his name. If only the stupid nanny hadn’t filled out the form. Then he would have had to print his name and I would know what it is.”
“Well, another part of our job as writers is to know things. And if we don’t know them, how to find them.” She ran to her computer and started typing like a madwoman.
“No, Raine. No. We swore we would only use your powers in extreme emergencies.”
She didn’t look up at me.
“There’s a cute guy involved. That qualifies this as an emergency.”