Saturday, October 29, 2016

Release Blitz: The Charmed Life of Taryn by Lindy Zart


***NEW RELEASE***

Title: The Charmed Life of Taryn
Author: Lindy Zart
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal

 Synopsis:

On the day Taryn Smith turns eighteen, her life changes—and not just because she can now legally vote. A black-eyed man with a chilly aura accosts her, and a stilted breath later, she's abducted by a man who claims he’s a Manang; a half-man, half-angel being who lives in a world called Urian. Side note: he may or may not be insane.
Sent to a mansion in the middle of a grassy field surrounded by forest, and partnered with a black-haired, blue-eyed man with a surly nature who makes her heart spin, Taryn trains. For what, she doesn’t know. She's told she's someone special; a Charmed, and the key to winning in a battle of worlds about to collide. Only problem is, she can be a weapon of good, or a weapon of bad.


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Excerpt:


Taryn. Get up.”
I looked in the direction of the door. “Go away.”
The door swung open, and Luke marched for the bed. Even in the gray cast morning I could see his lips pressed together, and that his eyes were promising all kinds of retribution. It was a small consolation that he smelled sweet, with a dash of bitter. From what I’d encountered so far, that basically summed up Luke. Or maybe it was bitter, with a dash of sweet.
I flipped thick hair off my face and glared back. “What do you want?”
What did I tell you yesterday?”
I don’t know and I don’t care.” It was too early for this. “I’m going back to bed. Leave.”
I flopped to my side and pulled the thick blanket up to my chin, closing my eyes with a contented smile on my lips. The blanket was immediately torn from me, along with all the warmth it provided. “Hey!”
Training for you starts now.”
It’s in the middle of the night,” I cried, grabbing for the blanket.
Luke kept it out of my reach by putting a hand to my forehead. “It’s six in the morning. It’s time to get up. I’ll be back in five minutes. If you’re not ready and—” He leaned forward until our faces were inches apart. “—positively cheerful, you won’t like what I do next.”
Oh, yeah?” I taunted as he strode from the room. “We’ll see about that, you equally cheerful person!”
Luke backtracked and I scrambled from the bed, suddenly awake and ready for some training. I even gave him a smart salute. I caught his smirk before he disappeared.


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Author Bio:

Lindy Zart is the USA Today bestselling author of Roomies. She has been writing since she was a child. Luckily for readers, her writing has improved since then. She lives in Wisconsin with her family. Lindy loves hearing from people who enjoy her work. She also has a completely healthy obsession with the following: coffee, wine, bloody marys, peanut butter, and pizza.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cover Reveal: Burn with Me by Rachel Tonks

✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆COVER REVEAL✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆

Title: Burn with me

Author: Rachael Tonks

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Synopsis

Caleb.

I’m a monster.
What I did in my past will forever haunt me.
I don’t deserve anything but pain after all I've done. No love. No happiness.
Knowing I didn't deserve love didn't stop me from wanting it. From wanting her.
The first time my eyes laid sight on her, I was captivated. As much as I try to fight the want, I can’t get her out of my head. She consumes every part of my mind.
I can’t stay away. I don't want to stay away.
But I know the minute she finds out about my past, about where I’ve been and what I’ve done, she will hate me.

Amber.

Starting a new life in Portland with my best friend, I never expected to meet anyone. I didn't want to either. But then my path collided with his. The dark, steely eyed man that hides away from the world. Caleb is an absolute mystery, keeping everything locked away and hidden.
I need more. Want more.
He’s an addiction for me. A drug I can’t and don't want to withdraw from.
I'm determined to know all he's hiding.

When the fire of their passion collides with his hidden past, Amber must decide to let him endure the pain alone or burn with him.



✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆ABOUT THE AUTHOR✯ ☆҉‿➹⁀☆҉☆

Rachael Tonks is a new to the scene author with a love of books, and a
particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be
found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2015
when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her
desires to put pen to paper, and write down the story of the characters
screaming for their story to be told. Starting out her career with a new adult
romance novel, she is currently working on her fourth novel which she
plans to release early-2017. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield,
in the north of England with her husband, 3 beautiful children and her 2
crazy dogs. She loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is
self-proclaimed chocoholic!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

So You Want to Self-Publish: Stage Fourteen



STAGE FOURTEEN: STAYING RELEVANT

In this industry, I can’t stress how important it is to stay relevant to your readers. The market is already so full and oversaturated, it doesn’t take long for someone else to capture their interest and keep it. Never let yourself become a small fish in a big pond. Become the fish in the pond.

I know life is busy and gets in the way. If anyone can understand and relate to that, it’s me. But I try to update my Facebook page at least a few times a week. Whether it is a teaser post or an on-the-fly update, I always try to find ways to keep my readers engaged.

Apart from social media, I try to stay relevant by getting writing done every week. I would love it if it were possible to find the time to write every single day, but that’s just not feasible with my lifestyle, so I compromise. I also watch a lot of television shows, read, watch movies, etc. to see what kind of trends are happening and what society is interested in.

Being able to pull readers in, capture their attention, and then continue to hold it for future novels is a talent in of itself. It always amazes me how loyal readers can be as long as you stay relevant. As long as I don’t decide to write a series and then take a year in between each book. I try to shoot for 3-6 months on any book I write from conception to completion. It seems aggressive, but if you put it in perspective, that’s really only 2-4 books a year. In my first year of publishing, I released 7 books. That seemed intense.

Whatever you do, don’t lose passion. Keep pushing and trying because at the end of the day there will be a payoff.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

At the Center of it All

Insecurities.

They're funny things, aren't they?

They're crippling, they're debilitating, and they're downright maddening

I want to say I've learned how to cope with mine over the years, but that would be a lie

I know I'm an amazing catch. 

I know I can make someone incredibly happy

But at the end of the day, all we have are moments

And even if every moment you spend with someone is magical, there is the in-between. The time it takes from one moment to the other that you begin to over-analyze things. 

I'm contradicting everything I said I would do because of the feeling I get when I am with him. I haven't trusted anyone since I was wronged so badly over 11 years ago...yet, I blindly trusted him. I couldn't explain it. I still can't.  

I've prayed every night for this to be real. For him to be real. 

And now I'm left with the in-between; the over-analyzing. 

He's still everything I could ever wish for, and we barely know one another

The silence is what kills me. My insecurities reach up and grip me by the throat, reminding me that this man may be too good for me

I've been single for over seven years, waiting to feel an ounce of what he made me feel. I'm worried that was the last time he will make me feel that way. I hope I'm wrong. 

Exclusivity. 

An intriguing word. And everything I want and more with him. Why am I so terrified he doesn't feel the same way?

At the core of it all, I'm just a girl looking at a boy, asking him to give her a chance. I know we could both change each other's lives for the better. 

Even if I never see him again, at least he sparked the fire inside me again. At least I know it can be done