Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cover Reveal: Truth or Dare by L.A. Cotton

 Truth or Dare (Liar Liar #2)

Genre: Mature YA
Release Date: May 25th

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Escaping to Credence was supposed to be Becca's shot at a new life, but some secrets refuse to stay hidden, and now that the truth is out, everything changes.
Everything.
The people she thought she could trust lied. The guy she thought cared about her kept her in the dark. And with no one to turn to, Becca finds it hard to unravel the truth. When she finally does, her past and present collide in a way no one saw coming.
The truth can hurt you ... Some dares will destroy you.
  

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Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Ultimate Game Changer Sneak Peek



I am releasing UGC within in the next couple of months, I'm hoping to decide on a date firmly here in the next week. I've been getting great feedback from my beta readers, so I can't wait to see how it is received. Check out the excerpt below:
 
After a few minutes, the door to the bathroom opens, steam trickling into the room. To my surprise, it’s not Breigh at all on the other side of the door. Instead, a towel-clad Braxton is staring back at me. He tosses his head back, his brown hair flopping with it. Shivers crawl up my back.

“Braxton?” I say, more to myself than anything. If he’s here, where the heck is she? Better yet, where is my brother?

He grins back at me. “Don’t stare too hard, you might get attached.”

I scoff. “Yeah, right.” He looks downright tasty, but I’d never give him the satisfaction.

He pushes off the doorframe, closing some distance between us. He is now close enough that I can feel his breath on my face when he speaks. There are droplets of water left on his chiseled chest, and he looks like he just stepped out of a magazine ad.

The hairs all over my body are standing up, and I’m worried that I am visibly shaking. God, he is going to give me hell for this.

He leans over so that his lips are dangerously close to my ear. “What’s the matter, Em? Are you feeling okay?”

His breath tickles my ear and sends shivers down my spine.

“What are you doing?” I ask, my voice shaky.

“Nothing,” he replies, pulling away enough so I can see his face and then batting his eyelashes innocently. “I just love watching you squirm.”

I push him away, annoyed. Within seconds Braxton has my back up against a wall and he is pressing into me as he trails his mouth and breath dangerously close to my ear. It takes a few moments for me to register what else I feel because I can barely catch my breath. Braxton is Cade’s best friend. I know he gets off messing with me…but he’s never taken it this far before and I feel completely out of control.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Last Ramblings of a 30-Year Old

I'm going to be 31 in a little over 2 weeks, and I'm still unsure what I want to do. 

Normally, I would plan a vacation back home to Oregon. The problem? I do that same vacation 2 other times throughout the year. Going 3x to the same state rather than doing something else isn't as exciting for me. 

A lot of the people I'd love to spend my birthday with are back home, and the one person I'd like to spend my birthday with here moved out about a month ago. Not that I was really seeing much of her before then. 

I've been depressed lately. I moved my best friend out here with me for a fresh start and then she got a boyfriend and forgot about me. It's sad really, after everything I did for her. It makes me feel like she didn't appreciate any of it. 

My other best friend is in Oregon, but he's going through something and needs to grow up a little. He's close to my age, so I hope he starts shaping up soon. 

As for me? I'm still alone and overwhelmed. I find it hard to juggle work, my writing, and then my life in general. I really don't enjoy going out drinking anymore, it isn't fun for me, and I'm always falling asleep really early. I need to find a way to manage my time better so I can enjoy more of what life has to offer. 

I want to travel so bad. I want to get a newer car as mine is already falling apart. I want to move into an actual house. I want to go to a few signings as an author. 

I'm loving my job, but it's long hours and working on weekends, and sometimes I just need a break. 

One good thing that has come out of my birthday is T got us tickets to see Backstreet Boys next week! I am so freaking excited. I have only seen them one other time, and I've heard their show is awesome. I seriously can't wait.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Release Blitz: The Gravity of Us by Brittainy Cherry

The Gravity of Us, an all-new gripping and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is LIVE!

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The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: April 13th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

My Voice; My Impact

I guess I didn't realize that so many people cared what I had to say. It still astounds me to this day that so many people visit my blog daily, weekly or even how many people read the blog posts that show up on my Goodreads feed. Some of you have even surprised me by sending a personal email in response to a newsletter I've sent out. It's amazing to know that people are hearing my voice. People care what I have to say. 

As most of you know by now, I am in an electronic pop duo, DarienMae. We've been making music together for quite a few years now. Recently, we released our first lyric video and something really cool happened. We posted a sneak peek of the video on Instagram and an account with over 19k followers screenshot one of the lyrics from it and re-posted on their own page.  

If you're curious, you can check out the video here:

 

Totally going on a different tangent, but I watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix recently in it's entirety and it really hit home for me. I've always battled with depression and although I didn't go through anything nearly as tough as Hannah, I've had a tough life. I have been through a lot and seen a lot and I could understand what could drive her to feel so alone and not care about anything anymore. The last episode was really difficult to watch. My brother tried to commit suicide when I was in high school and I thank God everyday he was unsuccessful. The thing is, before he did that we weren't close AT ALL. In fact, when he would call, I would sigh into the phone. I had a hatred for him, and I still to this day don't know why. 

When I found out he tried to kill himself, all I could think about was how I had failed him as a sister. If I had been a better person to him, maybe he wouldn't have ever gone to such an extreme. Maybe he would know there was someone out there who cared about him. We've been close ever since. I don't know if he still battles with the same demons, but it's been about 13 years since all of that went down. I'm thankful we still have him here. I can't imagine what that would have done to my family back then. It would have ripped us apart. 

What I'm getting at here is that when I began writing, I did it because I wanted to be able to tell the story of those among me, or even my past ghosts to show that people can persevere after tragedy. I wanted to be able to tell stories that were relate-able, REAL, and taught a lesson of some kind. In Pieces of Me, the beginning scene is a girl after she's attempted to end her life. It's real, it's raw, it's gritty. I wanted to show that things CAN get better. I draw from all of my life experiences, relationships, and even conversations. A lot of my characters are based on my real life friends and family. Because of this, when someone says they can relate to something I've wrote or they've been through a similar situation, it makes me smile from ear to ear. All I've ever wanted is to be able to touch people with my words. I don't care if that's singing, acting, or writing - it all comes back to one thing: WORDS. 

So world, I am putting it out there. I want to help people with my words. I want to inspire people with my lyrics. I want to travel and write about it! Thank you for caring what I have to say, it gives me hope for a future where my words and my voice will be the shining star.

Twisted Game by DarienMae



Twisted Game

Raindrops
Raindrops

Chorus:
Rain drops down my windowpane
The sky is crying, crying out your name
Now I know it’ll never be the same
Now I know it was just a twisted game

And I see now the bitter truth is so real now
You stole my heart and now you left me bruised
I’ll never feel the same, I don’t know what to do
I’m going insane and I can’t complain
I led myself to this miserable game
Underneath it all, we’re all the same

Chorus

My heart bleeds now, it bleeds for you
And it’s so real now
I cannot believe it became clear now
I’m suffocating it’s so real
And I can’t deny everything I’m feeling inside
I’ve lost the war and I’ve lost my mind
Time to move on and say goodbye

Chorus

I don’t know why, I don’t know why, I don’t know why you want to hurt me inside
You broke my heart, broke my heart, broke my heart with a foolish lie x6

Chorus