Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Final Teaser YAY!!!!!

It's hard to believe that the release of Unlikely Allies is just two days away!! To celebrate the upcoming release, I decided it was time for the last teaser. I hope you guys enjoy it! Happy Reading :)
"Damn you," I said after a moment. "Why do you manage to bring out the worst in me? I'm not this mean, snippy person," I said, dropping my head. "Why do you hate me so much?" I finally added, looking up at him more confused than ever. I wanted to hate him as much as he hated me, but I couldn't help being drawn to him. My emotions had been put through the wringer tonight, and for the first time in forever, I fought back a sob.
"I don't hate you," he said in a raspy voice, dragging me closer with my hand still clutched in his. "I don't know what I feel, but God knows it's not hate," he added a breath away from me.
My heart pounded in my chest, almost painfully. How had we wound up this close, staring at each other so intently when we were just exchanging insults?
"It's not?" I asked, thinking I heard him wrong.
"No, Kimberly, it's not," he said. "Dance with me," he said softly, changing the subject.
"Why?" I asked, afraid I was being punked again.
"Because, I've been thinking of holding you in my arms for days, and I'm done fighting it."
I shivered as goose bumps popped up on my arms. His closeness was affecting my breathing as I puffed out short shallow breaths.
He pulled me into his arms and locked them firmly around me. Our bodies swayed slowly together to the nearby music in the air. I could feel the heat of his body as he pulled me even closer. I nervously moistened my lips with the tip of my tongue. His eyes darkened as he watched me. I tucked my tongue back in my mouth quickly, not wanting him to think I had done it on purpose.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fly Away with a Great Book!!!!

The end of summer is just about here. Before the chaos can begin, treat yourself to a little R&R with a great book for a great price!!! Happy reading :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cover Reveal!!!!!!

When my wonderful friend Laura Elliott asked me to be a part of her cover reveal, I jumped at the chance. I mean seriously look at it; it screams awesomesauce in my book. Anywaysssssss, here you have it folks; the lovely cover for Shadow Slayer!!!! YAY!!!

Shadows will do anything to become human.

You see their influence everyday. You say things you don’t mean or do things that aren’t like you. You look different and become inexplicable, at times. Friends you’ve known forever suddenly never call.

Planet Popular was just a part of the Shadow World, where our alter egos merely exist. These shadows want nothing more than to become human so they can finally exercise their own free will. There’s a war brewing between the world of humans and the world of shadows. When shadows invade Roxie’s high school, she’ll not only fight for her life but the lives of her family and friends and discover she alone is the Shadow Slayer, the one human who can save Earth from the shadow onslaught. Oh yeah, there’s an evil English teacher, an enchanted play, a sword of Sandonian steel, a homecoming of horrors, and seven magic words.

Shadow Slayer releases September 18th!

13 on Halloween, (Shadow Series #1) is FREE on Smashwords and is now available as an audiobook on iTunes, Audible or Amazon.

Click here to enter the Shadow Slayer Cover Reveal Giveaway & a chance to win two Shadow Series necklaces (one for each book), a 13 on Halloween audiobook, and a Shadow Slayer paperback.

Laura loves writing about enchanted road trips, shadow worlds, and alien romance while eating lots of popcorn. Find out more about Laura’s books at or find her on Facebook!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's August, it's summer, it's hot... but how much hotter would it get if you were stranded on a deserted island with nothing but some swoon-worthy fictional characters to help you survive? Come visit the blogs below from August 13th to August 17th to collect items from a group of true hotties. Then enter your 'gifts' into the entry form for your chance to win a fantabulous grand prize - a Kindle and a pile of books to load onto it!

Now... we can't promise you this group will have the most traditional of survival gear for you. In fact, we can't promise you that you have a hope in Hell of surviving this ordeal. But we can promise... we can promise.. sorry, distracted by the twelve hot guys, waiting...

The Rules:

    Visit each blog beginning August 13th, 2012 at 12:01am EST
    Collect the 'gifts' from your favorite fictional hotties
    Complete the entry form, listing each 'gift' you picked up
    Cross your fingers! (Giveaway open for U.S and Canada only.)

The Stops:

The Grand Prize:
1 Kindle - Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display
ecopies of:
Anathema, and Asylum (Causal Enchantment #1 & 2) ~K.A.Tucker
Dante's Girl ~ Courtney Cole
The Wild Ones ~ M.Leighton
Stained and Here ~ Ella James
Shadow Slayer (Shadow Series #2) ~ Laura Elliott
The One ~Heather Self
The Childe & Dark Days ~ C.A.Kunz
Forever Changed ~ Tiffany King
Awaken & Echo of an Earth Angel ~ Sarah M. Ross
Inescapable ~ Amy Bartol
Audiobook of 13 on Halloween (Shadow Series #1) ~ Laura Elliott
Make sure to visit us beginning Monday, August 13th to make some new fictional boyfriends, meet some new authors, have some fun, and possibly win a fantastic prize! You'll find the entry form and posts at that time, plus any additional information on the scavenger hunt & giveaway

If you're in the Atlanta area on September 1st-2nd and want to meet these fantastic authors, come visit them at the Decatur Book Festival!

Sounds fun right???? So I decided I would let Mason from Unlikely Allies share a scene between him and the main character Kimberly. I hope you enjoy it ;)

 Unlikely Allies:

All right. Mason, why dont we let you give an example? Rick asked.

Sure thing, Mason answered, sauntering over to where Rick stood.

Kimberly, why dont you come up and help him, Rick said, jotting something down on his clipboard.

Mason looked at me sardonically as I sat there for a second, trying to figure out the most tactful way to protest, other than to just shout out, Hell no! I would rather crawl through a pile of broken glass than play doctor with that jerk, but Rick stood there, staring at me with a hopeful look on his face, so I had to suck it up. Besides, when our eyes met, I could see that Mason expected me to chicken out and I definitely wasnt going to give him that satisfaction.

Every swear word I knew ran through my head as I grudgingly stood up. This was no big deal. Id been kissed before. I could get through this and prove to Mason who was the adult here, and who was the creep.

Okay, good, Rick said, thankfully. Kimmie, we'll have you be the victim so you can see Mason go through the motions first, and then you can go next, Rick added like it was no big deal.

Fine, I said, glaring at Mason as he smirked at me.

As I lay there on the rough bench, wishing more than ever that I was back home at the beach, I could feel everyones eyes on focused on me.

It might be hard to pretend you cant breathe with all the air in your head, Mason quietly mocked for my ears only as he leaned over me.

I fought the urge to smack him in his nose. I figured it wouldnt win me any brownie points to bloody Ricks star pupils nose in front of everyone.

Enjoy the moment pretty boy, Im sure this is the most action youve gotten in awhile, I added, lacing my voice with sweetness.

His eyes narrowed and I couldnt help smiling in satisfaction.

Everything changed when he moved into position over me. My smile quickly disappeared and I felt a tingle as my body reacted to being so close to him. I was expecting to be disgusted, considering he blatantly thought so little of me, but I found myself lost in his blue eyes as they focused on mine. I continued my gaze down his face and settled on his lips, anticipating how they would feel on mine. I could hear Rick going over the procedures again, but his voice seemed to trail off in the distance as Mason placed his hands between my ribs. My pulse quickened at his touch and my confusion-laced eyes met his. What was happening here? I hated him and yet, I never wanted the heat of his hands to leave me. Using the techniques Rick had given us, he pushed on my torso three times before moving up to pinch my nose closed. I was surprised at his gentle touch and couldnt stop my body from tensing as his lips moved closer to mine. I nervously moistened my lips with my tongue and watched as his eyes followed, focusing on my mouth. He was a breath away and I parted my lips, ready to know if his were as soft as they looked.

Don't forget to collect the "gift" from below and visit all the other blogs for a chance to win the coooooooooool prize listed above. Happy Hunting!!!




Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Wild Ones baby!!!!!

Living in Florida, my summer has of course been HOT, with a capital H and my lovely friend M. Leighton, didn't make it any cooler *wink wink. Her newest book The Wild Ones, upped the notch on the thermostat in my house several degrees this summer. To say I liked this book would be the biggest understatement ever, I FREAKING LOVED IT. I loved the story line and the characters but most of all, I loved how Ms. Leighton was able to drag me into the story. I stayed up all night to finish this steamy, lovely, downright amazing book and feel its only fair game to do the same to you!!! Soooooo leave #IWantAHotSummer in the comments below and you could win the Kindle copy I'm giving away to one lucky winner!!!

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