Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Boomerang by Noelle August

We're so excited to be apart of the cover reveal for. . .
Boomerang by Noelle August
hosted by William Morrow/HarperCollins!

Without further ado. . .
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On-sale 7/15/14 | ISBN: 9780062331069 | William Morrow Paperbacks | Pages: 304 | $13.99

Welcome to BOOMERANG, the hottest startup in the coolest city: Los Angeles, CA. Why? Because it’s about no-strings, no-fuss relationships for those on the rebound and those who crave connection without all the baggage of long-term promises. While it’s THE dating site for the millennial gen, their offices are even steamier than the hook-ups the website produces.

But that buzz is fading as Boomerang struggles to grow, the solution? Find two brilliant interns and give them a crack at turning this ship back to shore.

Enter MIA GALLIANO and ETHAN VANCE. These young strangers—Mia an aspiring filmmaker, and Ethan at the end of a collegiate sports career—are both bright and motivated. And for very different reasons, although they’re both hungry and way up for the challenge.

But things go wrong from day one. For one thing, Ethan and Mia aren’t strangers. The night before their stint at Boomerang begins, Ethan and Mia meet at a bar and fall into bed together. Or so they think. They’re both hazy on the details. They just know it’s aaaawkward when they share a post hookup taxi…to the same place.

Will the competition get to them, or do they have a future together?

NOELLE AUGUST is an anagram for Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger. Just kidding, it's a pen name!

VERONICA ROSSI is the author of the New York Times Best-selling UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy for young adults. The books are available in more than thirty countries and the film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros.

Veronica completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. She is fond of dresses with pockets, fluffy dogs, and cheese and chocolate -- but not together.

LORIN OBERWEGER began her storytelling career by captivating her first-grade class with tales of her summers on a kibbutz in Israel.

Lorin had never been to Israel.

While teacher/parent night put an end to her first experiments in fiction, she’d already caught the bug and eventually made a career of all things story.

As a long-time independent editor and story development guru, Lorin's client successes range from small press publications to major bestselling novels. She's an award-winning author and has also worked behind the scenes as a ghostwriter on a variety of projects. Her work has received starred Kirkus reviews and glowing mentions in The New York Times.

Oh, she did get to see a kibbutz, eventually, and found out she had it pretty much right all along.

Veronica and Lorin met at a writing workshop and just knew they were destined to create awesome things together.

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What do you guys think of the cover? I love it!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cover Reveal: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

We're so excited to be apart of the cover reveal for. . .
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
hosted by InkSlinger PR, Harlequin TEEN, and the author!

Without further ado. . .
*As this is the 2nd book in the series, beware of spoilers for book 1, White Hot Kiss, in the synopsis below.*

Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden.  Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

"Constantly entertaining...the narrative sizzles with as much tension as romance."
Kirkus Reviews on White Hot Kiss

Stone Cold Touch releases October 28, 2014 from Harlequin TEEN.

Here's all the covers in the series together, including the prequel novella, Bitter Sweet Love!
(Covers are linked to Goodreads)

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer 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. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

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


I loooove it! What do you guys think? Leave a comment letting us know!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cover Reveal: Knight Assassin by Rima Jean (+ Excerpt and Giveaway)

We're so excited to be apart of the cover reveal for. . .
Knight Assassin by Rima Jean
hosted by Entangled Teen and the author!

Without further ado. . .
Seventeen-year-old Zayn has special powers she cannot control—powers that others fear and covet. Powers that cause the Templar Knights to burn Zayn’s mother at the stake for witchcraft. When a mysterious stranger tempts Zayn to become the first female member of the heretical Assassins, the chance to seek her revenge lures her in. She trains to harness her supernatural strength and agility, and then enters the King of Jerusalem's court in disguise with the assignment to assassinate Guy de Molay, her mother’s condemner. But once there, she discovers Earic Goodwin, the childhood friend who still holds her heart, among the knights—and his ocean-blue eyes don’t miss a thing. Will vengeance be worth the life of the one love she has left?

Knight Assassin releases March 4, 2014 from Entangled Teen

Earic emerged from behind a rosebush, his eyes glistening at her. He looked misplaced, this broad-shouldered monk-warrior, wandering amid the blooms of an Eastern garden. Even at night, the reds and golds and pinks were vivid and breathtaking. “Is Marguerite well?” he asked immediately, his brow creased with concern.

Zayn frowned as he sat beside her on the bench. “She has been better.”

“Her injury—”

“It is healing well. It’s not her leg that ails her so much.” Zayn looked down into her lap. How would she tell him what Marguerite should be telling him herself? This whole situation was terribly uncomfortable. “Lady Melisende has forbidden her from keeping your company.”

He exhaled, looked down as well. “I thought she might.” Zayn tilted her head to look at his profile. His hair was freshly washed and still damp, dark at the roots and shorter than before. Gone was the baby-faced Fair Boy she remembered; the man beside her had a network of scars on his sun-baked face and neck. His palms were like cracked leather, and the scent of sandalwood mingled with the musk of a man. She was surprised to find that it did not repulse her. In fact, it did quite the opposite. She glanced away.

“She never did approve of our friendship,” he said with a sad smile. “I was not good enough for her daughter. And I don’t disagree—I am not good enough for Marguerite.”

“Oh, stop,” Zayn said impatiently. “Just because you were not born into the right family doesn’t mean you cannot be friends.”

Earic looked at Zayn. “I suppose. But Marguerite is something special.”

Her expression softened. “Yes. I agree.” She hesitated for a moment. “She wanted me to tell you that no matter what, your friendship will endure.”

His smile was like a bolt of lightning in the dark. “Of course it will. Just like ours has.”

Zayn focused straight ahead, her blood beginning to hum. “I don’t know what you mean.”

“Zayn.” His voice was hoarse with emotion, his hand gently brushing against hers. “I know it’s you. I knew it was you the moment I saw you.”

“Your enemy,” she heard herself say, turning to look at him.

His voice was barely a whisper. “God’s bones! What have you become?”

Emotion clogged her throat, made her voice rasp. “Forget you ever met me, Earic. You must forget. I must kill you otherwise.”

“You can try. You won’t succeed.” He moved his hand up her arm, sending sparks throughout her body. “I had intended to visit Monteferrand soon. I wanted…to find you.”

She shook her head, her breath coming quickly now. “Find me? Why? You are a Templar, have you forgotten? And I…I’m not the girl you remember, not even a shadow of her.”

“I follow no one’s law but my own.” His face was illuminated from within. “As for the girl from Rafaniya… She’s here, I can still see her.” He raised his hand to her mouth and touched her lips with his forefinger.

Her every nerve tingled in response, her brain woozy with realization. Was it possible that he had feelings for her? In the blink of an eye, her hand flashed out, seeking his throat. Before she could grasp him, he’d snagged her wrist in his powerful fist. Her other hand lashed out; he stopped it as well. Her body rose in fury, but he rose with her, twisting her forcefully against him. Locking her within his arms, he lowered his head. “I won’t touch you, Zayn, I swear it. Please, control your strength. I don’t want to hurt you.”

The roar abated; her strength retreated like a falling tide. She gasped and slumped against him. How was he so strong? She was surprised how far up she had to look to meet his gaze. “I don’t understand. How…?”

His lips were inches from hers. “Haven’t you realized it yet, Zayn? You and I…”

His breath mingled with hers, intoxicating her. “What?” she managed to whisper.

Rather than answer, he dipped his head just a fraction and touched her mouth with his. The spark his lips ignited was so very different from the one created by her power. A warmth spread throughout her body, turning her muscles to jelly. She felt completely, utterly human in Fair Boy’s arms, and it was too good to be true…

She pulled away abruptly, horrified. “I have to go. I can’t… You must forget about me, Earic. Or else you put your life in danger.” Before he could reply, she turned and hurried away, breathless with fear.

1 eARC of Knight Assassin by Rima Jean (Open International)
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Rima Jean received a degree in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. After a dismal law school experience, she floundered a bit before accepting her calling: storytelling. She resides in Houston with her wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters, where she writes, edits, and dabbles in digital art.

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I looooove it! What do you guys think?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Giveaway {CLOSED}

Hey guys! We've been radio silent over here for awhile (and we're sorry! School and work have been kicking all of our butts.) so I thought we'd have a giveaway to kick off the new year. This giveaway is going to be a little different though—it's on a first come, first served basis, AND you don't have to do anything special (like following or tweeting, though both would be appreciated) to request. Check out the details and what books are up for grabs below.


Details:
—Open to US and CA only.
—Must be 13 years or older to participate.
—Giveaway will be open through Jan. 31, 2014 or until all the books are claimed, whichever comes first.
—You can request up to 3 books, though you'll only receive the first 2 if all are available. (This way more people will get books.)
—Fill out the form with your name, email, and requests; I'll contact you later for your address and to tell you what books you got. (Can you tell I used to ARCycle? ;)
—All email and mailing addresses will be deleted immediately after the prizes are sent out.
—All prizes will come with a small swag bundle (containing mostly bookmarks).

I think that's all you need to know, but if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

NOTE: The list of books available will updated at least once a day (usually in the evening).

Books Available (All linked to Goodreads):

Books Already Claimed:
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee (ARC)
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimée Carter (ARC, signed)
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (ARC)
Defiance by C.J. Redwine (ARC)
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (ARC)
Starters by Lissa Price (ARC)
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky (Paperback)
Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green (Hardcover)
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad (ARC)
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (Paperback)
Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price (ARC)
Amelia Anna is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield (ARC)
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (Hardcover)
Foreplay by Sophie Jordan (ARC, signed)
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (ARC, signed to Erin)
Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler (Paperback, signed to Amanda)
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King (Paperback)
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles (ARC)
First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky (Paperback)
Rash by Pete Hautman (Hardcover)
Plague in the Mirror by Deborah Noyes (Hardcover)

{FORM REMOVED}

Cheers!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

One & Only Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

We're so excited to be apart of the blog tour for. . .
One & Only by Viv Daniels!

Title: One & Only
Series: Canton #1
Author: Viv Daniels
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Nov. 8, 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Buy: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Amazon UKKobo | Smashwords

Summary:
One night they can't forget...

Tess McMann lives her life according to the secrets she's sworn to keep: the father who won't acknowledge her, the sister who doesn't know she exists, and the mother who's content playing mistress to a prominent businessman. When she meets the distractingly cute Dylan Kingsley at a prestigious summer program and falls in love, Tess allows herself to imagine a life beyond these secrets. But when summer ends, so does their relationship -- Dylan heads off to Canton College while Tess enrolls at the state university.

One love they can't ignore...

Two years later, a scholarship brings Tess to Canton and back into Dylan's life. Their attraction is as strong as ever, but Dylan has a girlfriend…who also happens to be Tess's legitimate half-sister. Tess refuses to follow in her mother's footsteps, which leaves her only one choice: break the rules she’s always followed, or allow Dylan to slip away for a second time.

...And only one chance to get things right.

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The Guest Post (by Viv Daniels)

In my book, ONE & ONLY, the hero, Dylan Kingsley, is a bioengineering major and an avid foodie. When he first meets the heroine Tess, he extols the virtues of Cornell cheese. Later, he makes her dinner based on a recipe for baked shrimp and feta cheese that he learned while on a trip to Greece the summer before. This is how you make it:
Dylan’s ONE & ONLY Shrimp and Feta

—1 Tbsp olive oil
—1 medium onion, chopped
—2 cloves garlic, minced
—2 cans of diced tomatoes
—1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
—1 Tbsp minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
—1 lb medium sized raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (can leave tails on), thaw if frozen but running under cool water for several minutes
—Salt and pepper to taste
—1 cup feta, crumbled

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1) Preheat oven to 425°F. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds more.

2) Add the tomatoes (with juice) and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the juices thicken a bit.

3) Prepare an oven-proof casserole dish with thawed, raw shrimp, herbs, and feta. Remove onion/tomato mixture from heat, pour over the shrimp, etc., in the casserole dish. Place pan in the oven and bake, uncovered, until shrimp are cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.

Serve immediately with a loaf of crusty bread and the person you love most in the world.

But wait! There's more:

The first time he and Tess spend the night together, he makes her homemade baklava. Baklava is a sticky, buttery, decadent Greek dessert, and it’s not actually that hard to make on your own. Here’s Dylan’s recipe:

Dylan’s ONE & ONLY Baklava

—1 package phyllo dough
—4 cups chopped walnuts
—1 teaspoon cinnamon
—1 1/2 sticks melted butter
—2 cups honey
—1/2 cup water
—1/2 cup granulated sugar
—2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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1) Thaw a package of phyllo dough in fridge for 24 hours. When ready to make baklava, take dough out of package and cover with a damp cloth to keep moist while working.

2) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Butter the bottom and sides of a glass, 9x13 inch baking pan.

3) Toss the chopped nuts with the cinnamon.

4) Butter a sheet of phyllo and place it in the pan. Repeat this process six more times.

5) Spread a thin layer of the nut mixture on the top sheet.

6) Butter two more sheets of phyllo and place them in the pan.

7) Repeat steps 5-6 until you run out of nuts (usually this is 3-4 layers, total).

8) Top with 6 more sheets of buttered phyllo dough. Butter the top sheet.

9) Cut the pan through all the layers into a diamond shape by cutting 5-6 long diagonal cuts from corner to corner across the pan.

10) Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

11) While baklava is cooking, make sauce by simmering water and sugar until melted, then stirring in honey and vanilla until smooth and melty. Reduce heat to low, then simmer for about 20 minutes.

12) As soon as baklava leaves oven, drizzle sauce over the top. Start with half the sauce, then keep adding until it’s good and saturated.

13) Leave sit for several hours until it’s all nice and sticky. Eat it all up. If you have leftovers (and why would that be?) don’t cover them, as it makes the baklava soggy.

Enjoy with a loved one!

About the author:
Viv Daniels writes love stories for the young and young at heart. Like many of her characters, she met her husband in college, and knows all the ins and outs of navigating that kind of relationship — from how to date when you’re both flat broke to how to fit two people in narrow dorm room bed.

Her favorite new adult authors include Tammara Webber, J. Lynn, and Cora Carmack.

Viv can usually be found on her Facebook page or Twitter feed, chatting with readers about her favorite New Adult fiction, or sharing pictures of cute boys.


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The Giveaways
Viv is generously offering a One & Only "swag pack" (including a O&O bookmark & charm, and assorted gifts and books by Viv and other NA authors) to one lucky T3 reader! All the rules are in the rafflecopter.
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Viv is also hosting a blog tour-wide giveaway, for a myriad of prizes! View all the rules in the rafflecopter.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trailer Reveal: Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

We're so excited to be apart of the trailer reveal for. . .
Foreplay by Sophie Jordan!

Without further ado. . .

Now a little bit about the book.
Title: Foreplay
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Buy: Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs. 

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.

Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…


I love this book so much (review to go up this weekend), and I think the trailer gives the perfect tease as to what you can expect.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cover Reveal: Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton

Today The Mod Podge Bookshelf and Mod Podge Blog Tours are hosting Kelsey Sutton’s exclusive 
WHERE SILENCE GATHERS 
cover reveal!

Without further ado. . .
In this companion novel to the critically acclaimed Some Quiet Place, Alex must choose between Revenge and Forgiveness.

Seventeen-year-old Alexandra Tate sits outside Nate Foster’s house, clutching a gun. After serving ten years for the drunk driving accident that killed Alex’s family, Nate has been released from prison. Every night, Alex waits out of sight, building up the courage to exact her own justice. There’s just one problem: Forgiveness. Alex has been able to see personified Emotions for as long as she can remember, and Revenge is her best friend. But when Forgiveness suddenly appears, he offers Alex a choice—getting even or moving on. It’s impossible to decide when Revenge whispers in one ear . . . and Forgiveness whispers in the other.

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Enter to win a pre-order of WHERE SILENCE GATHERS below!

(This giveaway is international.)

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Kelsey Sutton has done everything from training dogs, making cheeseburgers, selling yellow page ads, and cleaning hotel rooms. Now she divides her time between her college classes and her writing. Kelsey lives in northern Minnesota with her dog and cat, Lewis and Clark.








What do you think of the cover? I think it's gorgeous!