February 23, 2015

Cover Reveal and RAFFLE ~ SCHISM by Laura Maisano (a.k.a. ME!)

I know everyone has been eagerly awaiting my cover reveal for SCHISM, and here it is!!! *SQUEAK*

Release Date - April 28, 2015


My gorgeous cover!

Blurb

Art therapy hasn’t done squat for Gabe Jones. A thousand sketches of his fiancée can’t bring his memory, or her, back to him. Nothing on Earth can. His past lies in another dimension, a world just out of sight.
Another student on campus, Lea Huckley, unknowingly shares Gabe’s obsession with the fourth dimension. The monsters from the other side attacked her parents and fled, getting her folks locked up in the loony bin. Proving this other world exists is the only way to free them. Lea and Gabe strike a deal to help each other, and together they manage to open a door to the world of Gabe’s true origin. She’d use him for proof—if she didn’t already care too much.
While Gabe tries to reconcile his feelings for Lea and his rediscovered memories of his fiancée, a much more sinister plot unravels. He uncovers his history just in time to become the unwilling lynchpin in a conspiracy to start a war. His memory holds the secret to the final riddle the would-be conqueror needs to get the upper hand. Gabe must protect the riddle at all costs, even if that means leaving Earth, and Lea, behind forever.

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About the Author

Laura’s debut novel SCHISM is a YA Urban Fantasy to be followed by the sequel UNITY. She has an MA in Technical writing and is a Senior Editor at Anaiah Press for their YA/NA Christian Fiction.
Her gamer husband and amazing daughter give support and inspiration every day. Their cats, Talyn and Moya, provide entertainment through living room battles and phantom-dust-mote hunting. Somehow, they all manage to survive living in Texas where it is hotter than any human being should have to endure. You can find updates about writing and the random stuff in her life on her blog www.LauraMaisano.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter @MaisanoLaura. If you’re more interested in just the professional angle, check out her website www.RayhaStudios.com.
For more information about me, the author, check out the About page.

February 13, 2015

Blog Blitz ~ Death by Social Suicide by Karen Anne



Death by Social Suicide by Karen Anne 
Publication date: February 13th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance



Synopsis:

The night Brittany Wakefield kissed her best friend, Jaime, she lost everything. Who knew one amazing moment could send him running— spinning a web of deceit and avoidance for two years. Stepping onto campus, she’s ready to win him back, even if it involves pledging a sorority she has no interest in.
Erik Draxton fell hard for Brit the moment she walked into the art room. With vibrant purple hair, music in her veins and a rebellious flair, she’s all he’s ever wanted.
While Jaime shrouds himself in secrets, Brit finds herself longing even more to be a part of his world. Unable to watch the girl of his dreams get tossed to the side, Erik decides to take matters into his own hands. But when Erik crosses a line, Brit feels backed into a corner, and discovering Jaime’s secret leaves her devastated.
With a shattered heart from Jaime, and the risk of losing Erik on the horizon, she knows one thing: navigating the social circles can be a suicide mission.


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KAREN ANNE is a New Adult Contemporary Romance author who lives in New York. She loves cats, coffee and deeply misses 90’s grunge.

Karen is also known as Kat Daemon, Paranormal Romance writer and lover of all things dark and twisty.
You can find out more about her at www.katdaemon.com

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February 9, 2015

Release Day! ~ Captive Potential (Phasms Volume II) by Barbara Garren


Book: Captive Potential
Author: Barbara Garren
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Synopsis

Everything in Kelsi's life feels more like The End, rather than the Happily-Ever-After she anticipated with her prince, Aiden Hardt. She and Aiden are fighting. Again. His daughter Bryn wakes them screaming every night. By day Bryn is bright and bubbly, but at night her dreams are filled with a distant land, a dark-haired man, and a threat Kelsi couldn't foresee. Even her best friend Sarah is miserable.

Tossed between multiple planes of existence, Kelsi must overcome the barriers in her heart and mind to save those she loves: her friend, her lover, and the child she thinks of as her own.
Even if providing them a chance for their own Ever After spells the end for her.


Excerpt


“My love for Aiden is a deep, red pulse, burning with a slow and steady warmth that assuaged my loss, seeping to my very core, bleeding into every pore, every fiber of who I am, until I can’t breathe, can’t move can’t be without him near.”


Author Bio

I'm a writer, a reader and a frequenter of the more charming sites in town, namely pubs. I've travelled a bit. Lived a few places. Known a few men. It all ends up in a story sooner or later.
San Diego is home these days and my life is ruled by Charlie the Dog, a Valkyrie muse named Prue and a husband  who buys me scotch. What more can a girl ask for?

Social Links

Twitter:@bak229



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February 4, 2015

Book Review ~ Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

Another tour of something new that I'm glad I read. Introducing Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke. ***Potential triggers, depression and self-harm.***

Behold, the cover!
Damsel Distressed is the story of Imogen Keegan, a plus-sized teenager who loves the theater, and has to navigate the drama of high school while struggling with clinical depression an anxiety. Don't think that's all her character is, that's just her background, her world view and such. The big problems emerge when her stepsister moves in, the beautiful Ella Cinder (Cinderella, get it. :-)) Ella is a witch with a capital B, and she brings Imogen's fragile world crashing down on her.

Now, I'm a spec fic gal. I'm into fantasy, sci-fi, even paranormal sometimes. I usually need something weird or outrageous to keep me interested, so I was a little doubtful to pick up a contemporary YA about normal high schoolers. Really, how can normal high school life keep my attention? Well, Macke did it. I was drawn in my Imogen's voice, snarky and self deprecating, but not to the point of annoyance. She made me empathize and has a fun spin on how she describes the world. I wanted to follow Imogen, and I rooted for her.

More importantly Imogen's best friend Grant is everything I want in a high school boy. He's a nerd, smart, also outgoing and charismatic at points. He understands Imogen even if she doubts anyone can, and he's the best friend/love interest that just captured my heart. No adult in her right mind would want to re-live high school, and I just might be willing if Grant was part of that high school life.

As with a story about depression, there's definitely a dark point. Macke nailed it. I really felt for Imogen in her most awful moments, and while I empathized with her, that's not what made me cry. It was her pulling herself out of the pit, her strength and support from her friends, and finally overcoming that hump of immense adversity that yanked the tears from my eyes. I don't cry when I read often. I really don't. Sometimes I sniffle, but to make a big globby tear fall from my eye takes real talent. Big claps, Damsel Distressed did it. And for the happy tears, I'm in love. I can't recommend this book enough.

February 3, 2015

Release Day! ~ Bricks by John Davidson

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Anaiah Press is proud to present John Davidson's YA novel BRICKS which releases today!

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Sixteen-year old Cori Reigns learns that not all tornadoes take you to magical places. Some take your house, your school, and life as you knew it. Struggling to put the pieces of her life back together, Cori learns to rebuild what the storm destroyed by trusting a family she didn't know she had and by helping friends she never appreciated.


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About the Author:

Married to my bride for twenty-four years, I have an amazing son and a wonderful daughter. Born and raised in central Oklahoma, I work in education, first as a teacher now in technology curriculum. I write. I read. And in the summer I make snow cones. Find John on Twitter @jdavidsonwrites or connect with him at his website and on Goodreads.

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February 2, 2015

A DATE!

Hang on to your hats people, we've got a date! April 28 SCHISM will be shared with the universe (I have high hopes). We'll have lots of fun leading up to it, a blog tour and some giveaways. Stay tuned, we're getting ready to roll!