Tuesday, October 29, 2013

NA Spotlight: Magan Vernon




Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection – Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John “John Boy” Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.

Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she’s worked for.

Now, as Melanie struggles to pick up the pieces, she realizes that John may be the only one to put her life back together…unless he shatters it first.

**This is not a sequel to The Only Exception. It's a companion novel with two characters from the first book. You don't need to read The Only Exception to understand this book.**




Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall for the new New Adult


What is Fall for the new New Adult? 

A campaign to spread the word that New Adult is expanding into new and exciting categories like Historical, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Gothic, and more! Follow along to find out why best-selling NA authors & NA bloggers are excited to see New Adult expand outside of contemporary. (Full schedule can be found here.) And as an incentive to give the new NA a try, the Fall for New Adult bundle set will be available for a limited time. Set includes 4 great non-contemporary NA novels for only $3.99!



So as you all know, I write Contemporary New Adult. (Oh wait?  You still need links to my book The Long Game.  All, right if you insist. Amazon. Barnes & Noble. iTunes.) BUT, my contemporary stuff isn't within the norm.  It's not about a typical teen/early twenty-something in college, dealing with college issues.  Instead, The Long Game's about an Irish-American Gypsy Shay who falls in love with co-ed Spencer Costello. Sounds almost normal, except for the Gypsy part. But the twist? Shay's a con artist and Spencer's his mark.

This new New Adult campaign is so exciting to me, then, because it's highlighting other New Adult novels that are breaking the contemporary mold.  (And, as it happens, I've already read two of these books and loved them, so I'm extremely excited about reading the other two.) I highly recommend that you run out and try these.



We want to know why YOU want to see NA expand too! Join the campaign by grabbing the gif. above and blogging/tweeting about why YOU want to see NA expand! #NACampaign





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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

NA Spotlight: Jennifer Lane





In a world gripped by organized crime, family dysfunction, and dim hopes of redemption, can true love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a beautiful psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a handsome naval officer who sacrificed everything to protect a loved one, finding that love may carry an unbearable cost.

Starting their lives over in Chicago, both are fighting influences from their family and running as fast as they can to escape the past. When their paths cross outside the parole officer's door, the attraction is instantaneous. But a hidden connection may not only shatter their fledgling love, but prove deadly to them both.








People fascinate the psychologist/author (psycho author) known as Jennifer Lane. Her therapy clients talk to her all day long about their dreams and secrets, and her characters tell her their stories at night. Jen delights in peeling away the layers to scrutinize their psyches and emotions. But please rest assured, dear reader, she isn’t psychoanalyzing you right now. She’s already got too many voices in her head!

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is the author of The Conduct Series—-romantic suspense for adult readers—-and recently completed the third and final installment: On Best BehaviorStreamline is her first foray into writing for young and new adults, but she’s found this sort of writing even more fun. A former college swimmer, Jen was able to put a lot of her own experiences into this book. 
Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and hanging out with her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.


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Blog #13: http://tyffanickemp.com
Blog #14: www.KristieCook.com
Blog #15: www.jlfynn.com
Blog #16: www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com
Blog #17: www.adriannejames.com
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cover Reveal of Megan D. Martin's ALIVE

Title: Alive (Crave, #1)
Author: Megan D. Martin
Genre: New Adult Post-Apocalyptic Interracial Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2014


Blurb:
Flesh-eating zombies, dirty sex, and a shattered past…
What’s more dangerous—the man who broke her heart or those trying to eat it?

Fighting to survive, Eve finds herself alone in the world after the Crave—the only parallel of her former life. On the hunt for her sister, she runs into Gage—the first and only boy to have her heart and break it. It’s been four years and he isn’t a boy anymore, nor is he the same person he used to be. Against her better judgment, Eve agrees to stay with him when he divulges information on a safe haven near the small town they grew up in—but that doesn’t mean she has to like it…

Returning home elicits a myriad of emotions that both Eve and Gage thought they had buried. The past and present collide and they are forced to the face bitter deceits that ruined them in the before and threaten to destroy them now…

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About Megan:

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks. To learn more about Megan, check her out on these social networking sites.

Website: www.MeganDMartin.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authormegandmartin 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Megan_D_Martin 
goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6656963.Megan_D_Martin 
Google+: https://plus.google.com/115096823539939478098/posts 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Writing Wednesday: Publishing 101



Today's Writing Wednesday I will focus on publishing questions. Ever wondered how you go about getting published?  Do you need an agent? What about self-publishing?  Ask any question in the comments, and I will answer you all day long.

Happy asking!

<3 J.L. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NA Spotlight: Becca Lee Nyx




   College is supposed to be a magical experience, a time of self-exploration and discovery. For Crystal and her friends, Ryan and Kelly, this couldn't be closer to the truth. Crystal, the geeky girl on a scholarship, Ryan, the rich entitled kid who feels he is misunderstood, and Kelly who is looking for love in all the wrong places...
   These three friends will take you on an exciting trip as they encounter situations they never dreamed possible. Mystery men, betrayal, relationships, and steamy sex. All this and more await you in this first book of a trilogy by Becca Lee Nyx.












   A Native American from Oklahoma, Becca Lee Nyx has been obsessed with writing since she was a child. Becca is married to her long lost childhood friend from England after meeting back up with him when they were both in high school. Now with two children, a boy of 5 and a girl of 2, Becca has decided to retire from running a home day care to do the thing she loves; writing. Her first two books "Swept” and “Secrets” are two of a Saga; with the next two books coming soon. When she is not writing, Becca is studying her college subjects, crocheting, working out at the gym, cruising the internet, or reading a good book.


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Blog #5: http://maravalderran.blogspot.com
Blog #6: http://www.lgcastillo.com
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Blog #12: http://midtown-underground.com
Blog #13: http://tyffanickemp.com
Blog #14: www.KristieCook.com
Blog #15: www.jlfynn.com
Blog #16: www.lisasanchezromanceauthor.com
Blog #17: www.adriannejames.com
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Writing Wednesday

We get a lot of writing, publishing, and promotional questions, so we thought we'd start a regular segment on the blog: Writing Wednesday.  Ask us any question in the comments, and we will answer you all day long. If you'd like us to critique your writing, please paste your sample into your comment, and please limit your sample to 500 words or less.

Happy asking!

<3 J.L. (Today being represented by Katherine)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NA Authors: Karen-Anne Stewart







    Shattered when Raina runs after his marriage proposal, Kas is hell-bent to find her and bring her home, where she belongs.  He will bend every law necessary to do so, willing to do anything to protect Raina from her demons and the men who haunt her, going as far as placing his career and life on the line to save hers.  Raina will give up everything she has worked so hard to achieve, even flee the country to keep Kas from the wrath and powerful reach of her abusive father.
    In the midst of the FBI team closing in on the Ghost, another ghost from Raina's past taunts her, promising that she will be his.  Meanwhile, a different trafficking ring is gaining strength in New Jersey.  Michael solicits Raina's help, needing her smooth, sultry voice to win the audition for the new singer in the ring leader's swanky night club. Raina knows her life is in jeopardy with the dangers of being undercover, but she is blindsided when she discovers that it's her heart that is threatened with a mortal blow.   
    Raina tries to heal from the nightmares of her dark past as the grisly bodies of innocent victims surface when the team gets closer to discovering the identity of the man responsible for the infuriatingly clever and powerful slavery ring.  When Raina finally comes face to face with the Ghost, he quickly engulfs her in a twisted game of cat and mouse, delivering a veiled threat as he slips through her fingers.  As the ghosts of her past and present ensnare her in their deadly web, Raina realizes the danger has just begun. 


 Karen-Anne Stewart has always enjoyed reading and how a book can sweep her far away, engrossing her deep into the story.  She has enjoyed writing from an early age and became interested in becoming an author after one of her college courses.  Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was published in January, 2013.  Healing Rain: The Second Novel in The Rain Trilogy was published in July, 2013.

   When Karen-Anne is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her first love, her family.  She shares a home with her husband and daughter, their two dogs and their cat.  She enjoys reading, hiking, and visiting new places.  She plans to continue writing and sharing her stories with her readers for many years. 


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Monday, October 7, 2013

THE LONG GAME on sale now!

It's THE LONG GAME's book birthday, and we're celebrating by selling it all this week for only $2.99!  Go get it fast!

Here are the links:

United States:

Paperback: http://amzn.to/1hwtNpT

Kindle: http://amzn.to/17bAWqV

Nook: http://bit.ly/19vd41r

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1bQ1fqT


UK:

Paperback: http://amzn.to/19ueHT1

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1gjuRzE

The Unveiling of J.L. Fynn


I, J.L. Fynn, have a secret. Or, rather, I am a secret.

See, it says so in the beginning of my bio: 

J.L. Fynn is the public face of a private identity. She enjoys making up stories about iniquitous heroes, providing Delphic answers to unasked questions, and obfuscating the truth just for laughs.  But then, what’s an author but a professional liar?


But I’m tired of all of that.  I’m ready to take off my mask, let it all hang out (or most of it, anyway), and show you who I really am. Here I go.


K, I’m taking it off. (This is fun.)


Hey, what the hell is that?


Or should I say, who the hell is that?


But there’s two of us! 

That’s the second part of my secret—or should I say, our secret. J.L. Fynn is the pen name not for one person, but for two. 


J.L. Fynn is actually the writing duo of Katherine Ernst and Chelle Bruhn. Who are we? We’ve been best friends since we were 14, have been writing together since we were 15, and have been pursuing writing professionally for the last three years. 

So why all the subterfuge?

Well, we have an agent who handles our Young Adult novels, but more recently, we’d gotten excited about the New Adult category and really wanted to jump on board. 

But we were worried.  What if publishers considering our Young Adult books ran across our New Adult stuff?  We didn’t want to confuse them and scare them away. (Editors at publishing houses are kind of like wild cats—you have to approach them with your palms up and not make any sudden movements.) So we thought. Pen name. Brilliant!

Which it was. Sort of. We still don’t think it was a terrible idea, but the closer we get to Oct. 7 (the release date for our debut novel, The Long Game, which you can read all about below), the more we’re talking to readers interested in the book, and the more difficult it is to keep it under wraps that J.L. Fynn isn’t one person, but two.

So we thought we’d just come clean. Surprise!  It’s a girl…and another girl!


Nice to finally meet all of you. And anyway, Chelle was tired of sweating her face off in that mask.

Now, more about our book The Long Game which is available TODAY!  

You can buy it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and many other retailers.

Smooth-talking. Ambitious. Loyal.

Twenty-year-old Shay Reilly has proven himself to his Irish-American Gypsy clan on small-scale cons, but now the clan leader has a bigger mission for him: playing the long game. 

To rake in the big score he’s after, he needs to con co-ed Spencer into falling in love with him.  He knows he should see Spencer as a mere means to an end, but that’s easier said than done when there’s a witty, attractive girl in your arms. 

Now the only thing that can keep them apart is the thing that brought them together: Shay’s plans of revenge against someone who wronged his clan and family years before—Spencer’s father.