Release Day Blitz for Broken by Jamie Loeak

Release Day Blitz for Broken by Jamie Loeak


Title: Broken

Author: Jamie Loeak

Series: The Outsiders

Genre: YA Contemporary

Publisher: Self-Published

Release Date: August 3 2013

Blurb/Synopsis:

Carter Daniels is a typical runaway.

Unsure of who he is or where he’s going, Carter is only sure of one thing; his past is going to stay in the past. But when he gets pulled into the popular crowd at Mason County High School, he’s forced to choose: tell the truth about who he is or lie.

Lie.

And it seems to be working. His parents wanted to get him that crappy apartment because they’re never home. He crashed his car so he doesn’t have one. His weekends are filled because he has to spend time with his parents.

But when Carter is forced to open up to an outsider because of an English assignment, everything changes. There is something he sees in her, an undeniable connection. A need to discover what lies behind those sad eyes. But will Carter lower his defenses in order to get past hers? Will he let her in, or will he choose to stay broken?

Excerpt
“Normal, as in what happened today with the sign? And Lane and Brooke cornering you in the bathroom? Is that normal for you?”
Vandelya blushes. She clearly didn’t want me to see that, but she can’t do anything about it now.
“I want to stop them. I can’t let them hurt you like that, Vandelya.”
Jamie Loeak is an aspiring YA author. She has written and published her trilogy and continues to work toward finishing the ideas for more novels that pop into her ever changing mind. Jamie resides in Florida, where she is a middle school teacher. Finding time for writing is difficult within the world of lesson plans, assessments, and students; however, Jamie makes sure to make time for all of the things that she loves in life, including her students, pets, and loving boyfriend. When Jamie isn’t writing or grading papers, she is forcing her sister into photo shoots or playing her guitar. Her current goal is to become a bestselling author.
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Cover Reveal for Long Road, Full Speed Ahead by Emily Walker

Cover Reveal for Long Road, Full Speed Ahead by Emily Walker


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Blurb – A young girl struggles with abuse, addiction, and abortion all while trying to go to school. Somehow she hits rock bottom and finds an unlikely love story.

Synopsis- Grace finds herself with a toxic friend and a brand new hobby when she discovers meth. She had a promising future before Grayson came into the picture. A wolf in sheep’s clothing he soon shows his true colors and they are painted with black and blue.

The drugs cause more problems than they fix, but lost in the intoxicating world of numbness she must find herself through abuse, addiction, and abortion. Will she let the drugs take her out of the world, and be forever numb, or will an unlikely love pull her out and make her feel again?

Website – http://www.authoremilywalker.com

Blog – http://www.selfpublishordie.com

Review site – http://www.reviewsfrombeyondthebook.blogspot.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/authoremilywalker

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Bio:

Emily Walker loves creating worlds and stumbling around in them. She is constantly losing her chap-stick, and has an obsession with the color pink. Currently a resident of the mountains and loving the view she writes mostly paranormal fiction, and horror. Her small family consists of her red bearded other half, a rat terrier named Rebel, and a cat called Mr. Creepy.

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Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer – Promo

Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer – Promo


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Evolved Publishing brings you a Norse Mythology adventure, “Dead Radiance (a Valkyrie Novel – Book 1),” by T.G. Ayer. (YA Paranormal Fantasy) ~~~~~~~~~~ “
…That day I knew for sure. I’d lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe.
I finally knew what the glow meant.
I was a freak and Joshua was going to die….” ~~~~~~~~~~
Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras—Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead.
The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible, actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human.
Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she’d never belonged?

Excerpt:

“That day I knew for sure. I’d lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe. I finally knew what the glow meant. I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.” Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras – Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead. The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even more pathetic. But when his affections turn to her, Bryn finds him hard to resist. Impossible actually. A mystery himself, Aidan disappears, leaving behind a broken heart and a mysterious book that suggests Bryn might not be entirely human. Bryn stands at the threshold of a journey of discovery. Will destiny help her find herself, find her purpose and her place in a world in which she’d never belonged?

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I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each other’s loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles – Giveaway/Interview/Promo

A Song for Julia by Charles Sheehan-Miles – Giveaway/Interview/Promo


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Tour Stop – each tour stop will be giving away a digital copy of JUST REMEMBER TO BREATHE.  Just leave a comment.
 
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Blurb

Everyone should have something to rebel against.

Crank Wilson left his South Boston home at sixteen to start a punk band and burn out his rage at the world. Six years later, he’s still at odds with his father, a Boston cop, and doesn’t ever speak to his mother. The only relationship that really matters is with his younger brother, but watching out for Sean can be a full-time job. The one thing Crank wants in life is to be left the hell alone to write his music and drive his band to success.

Julia Thompson left a secret behind in Beijing that exploded into scandal in Washington, DC, threatening her father’s career and dominating her family’s life. Now, in her senior year at Harvard, she’s haunted by a voice from her past and refuses to ever lose control of her emotions again, especially when it comes to a guy.

When Julia and Crank meet at an anti-war protest in Washington in the fall of 2002, the connection between them is so powerful it threatens to tear everything apart.

A few questions for Charles:

“How much research did you have to do on the punk scene?

Quite a bit actually. During the years in question, I was already a parent, living a very different life than either Crank or Julia, so I spent a lot of time reading up on how the music scene in Boston developed, watching documentaries on the Punk scene, learning about new music.

Probably the most difficult part was something which ended up making it into the book, even if only as a reference… for many many years homeless teenagers, punks, hung out in what is known as the Pit in Harvard Square. In a lot of ways it was one of the safest possible places for a homeless teenager: the cops sort of had an understanding and watched out for them. But in 2001 a would-be gang moved in and tried to force the teenagers to become pickpockets.  When one of the girls resisted, they raped and murdered her. It was impossible for me to write this story, with these characters where they were located, without addressing that. Absolutely heartbreaking story.

Have you ever protested a war?

 

I was a tank crewman during the 1991 Gulf War, which I’ve written about pretty extensively (this blog post kind of covers some of my thoughts on that: http://www.sheehanmiles.com/2012/04/25/revisiting-an-old-topic-what-does-it-feel-like-to-kill/).

It had a huge impact on who I am, my thoughts, my beliefs.  In 2002 I co-founded Veterans for Common Sense, which was a group focused on a careful, reasoned response to the September 11 attacks, and which opposed an invasion of Iraq.

The setting for Julia and Crank’s first meeting isn’t really an accident: I was a speaker at that first huge protest against invading Iraq, and I chose that as the location for them. The antiwar movement isn’t in any way central to this book, but it’s part of the backdrop and timing.

How difficult has it been for you to break into the new genre of Older Young Adult?”

That’s a tough question to answer. Honestly, I never expected the kind of success Just Remember to Breathe had, and virtually all of that was a result of word of mouth. It’s really been wonderful.

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December 16
My Fiction Nook
Romance Book Craze

December 17
My Secret Romance
Rumor Has It
The Book Asylum

December 18
Simply Ali
Deea’s Journel

December 19
What’s On The BookShelf
Have Book Will Read

December 20
Hesperia Loves Books
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December 21
MK Kendall
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December 22
I Love Indie Books
JM Harrison

December 23
Melinda Dozier

December 24
Love, Laughter, Friends
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Unforgiving Ghosts by Candy Ann Little – Blog Barrage w/ Giveaway

Unforgiving Ghosts by Candy Ann Little – Blog Barrage w/ Giveaway


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Giveaway Info:  Prize is 10 eBook copies of UNFORGIVING GHOSTS (1 each to 10 winners). Contest is tour-wide and open internationally. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Ends Dec 25.  Rafflecopter Link is at the bottom of the post.  Good luck.

 

 

Unforgiving Ghosts

by Candy-Ann Little

Published September 14, 2012 by Kingdom Kastle Publishing

Contemporary Inspirational Romance

Heat Level: Sensual

Word Count: 100,000

Available at:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Unforgiving-Ghosts-ebook/dp/B009A0ABAK

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/235547

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unforgiving-ghosts/id562790501?mt=11

Blurb:

As Megan Black tries to outrun the memories of her past, she soon learns that you can’t run away from trouble. Can she find peace in God and faith to choose the right path? Or will chasing ghosts cause an unforgiving heart that only leads to destruction?

Excerpt #2:

The roar of the ocean called like a lullaby. With anticipation building, her feet traveled faster and faster until she broke into a trot, then a run, then a sprint. She followed the intriguing sound, and moments later stood face to face with the magnificent Pacific Ocean.

The blue-green water extended out as far as she could see, and the bright blue sky stretched over the ocean like a blanket. The setting sun looked like a giant orange ball that could be tossed on the white caps of the waves. Megan’s eyes widened in amazement at the spectacular sight. The view was more breathtaking than any picture she’d ever seen. Closing her eyes she inhaled the salty mist that stung her face, while a cool breeze played with her hair.

Absorbing the sights and sounds for several minutes, Megan felt transported a world away from the monotonous farm fields of Illinois. The waves lapping against the shore beckoned like an invitation. Slipping her shoes off , she tentatively walked to the edge of the shore, she squealed as the cold water washed over her bare feet. As the tide receded, a strange sucking sensation tickled her feet. Feeling as carefree as a child she ran along the shore jumping over each wave that crashed on the beach.

Breathless and exhausted, she found a soft spot to sit and rest while watching the sunset. Burrowing her numb toes into the faintly warm sand, she watched as the bright ball aligned itself on the horizon where the water and sky met.

For the first time Megan observed the presence of other people and felt a little embarrassed as she wondered if anyone had noticed her hopping and skipping along the shore.

“Beautiful, isn’t it?” A voice interrupted her thoughts, disturbing her.

“Yes, it is.” A tall, thin man, clad in jeans and a blue polo shirt towered over her. She looked around to see where this handsome stranger had come from, and spotted a small group a little ways down the beach. They were lying on blankets, with rock and roll music blaring from an iPod and speakers. “I’ve never seen anything so beautiful,” she added.

“I have.” His brown eyes admired the child-like image she presented. The setting sun cast an amber glow that made her look angelic.

“What?”

“You.” He sat down next to her.

“Do you get a lot of women with that line?”

He shrugged. “A few.”

Megan looked skeptical. “You can’t come up with something more original?”

“That is original.”

“Oh, and next you’ll be asking me if I come here often.”

His thick, blond brows shot up in amusement. Not only beautiful, she has fire too. “Well, do you?”

“No, this is my first time at the beach.” His intense stare made her feel uneasy, so she turned her attention back to the sunset.

“I’d say it’s my first time too, but I’ve lived here my whole life.” Looking at the blazing display he sighed, “This is my favorite spot in the whole world.”

“I can see why.”

He studied her pointed profile for a few minutes, and finally asked, “So what’s a lovely girl like you doing in a place like this?” His laughter echoed off the ocean.

“Watching the sunset.” The indifference in her tone strongly contrasted the way his boyish smile made her melt. She desperately tried not to be taken in by his charm. However, it had been a long time since anyone looked at her like that.

“Can I buy you dinner?” He decided to take the direct approach.

Megan studied the stranger with sun kissed blond hair and bright brown eyes. It would be nice to make a friend, she thought. But, the last thing she needed was another complication in her life. “No, thank you.”

A gust of wind whipped some tendrils of hair lose. Without hesitation, he gently tucked them behind her ear, reluctantly pulling his hand away from the soft, silky strands.

A shiver tingled down her back. From his touch or the wind? She couldn’t tell, and couldn’t give in to this attraction. “Before we get to the cliché ‘your place or mine’, I should be going.” She stood, brushing off the sand.

He jumped up, trying to think of something to alleviate her apprehension. “Can I at least buy you a drink?”

“No, thank you.” Megan almost felt tempted to give in. “I’ve had a long day and I’m really tired.”

“You wouldn’t have to go far. We have a cooler right over there.” He pointed to the group she’d spotted earlier.

“I don’t drink, anyway.”

“We have sodas.”

“You’re persistent, aren’t you?”

“Persistence is my middle name.” He flashed a brazen smile. His perfectly straight teeth gleaming against tanned skin.

“And ‘no’ is mine.”

His smile faded but he couldn’t give up that easily. “Oh, come on – what will one drink hurt?”

Her patience wore thin. Going out with him would be a mistake. She’d made enough of those lately. “Look, mister. I don’t want to have dinner or drinks with you. So please leave me alone.”

His brown eyes darkened. “You’re tired? Is that the best excuse you can come up with?”

She didn’t want to fight, having done enough of that in Illinois too. This stranger may be handsome but his forceful personality seemed to push all the wrong buttons. “Look, I don’t know what your problem is but……”

“My problem?” he erupted. “I don’t have a problem. You’re the one with a problem.”

“Yes…my problem is you!” Megan poked his chest. “I came to the beach to be alone. I’m not a trophy to be picked up by some shallow playboy.”

“Playboy!” He tried to sound offended, however, couldn’t deny it. He hadn’t been serious about a girl in years but resented her throwing it in his face. “Well, aren’t you Miss Conceited,” he fumed. “You’re not the only pretty girl in town. I can find any number of women waiting to go out with me. And they won’t be as frigid as you.”

“Since you seem to have a harem following you, I won’t be missed.” Picking up her shoes she stomped away.

He absently raked his hand through his wind-tousled hair, bewilderedly staring after her. No woman had ever given him such a cold shoulder. “Ice queen,” he muttered and joined his friends.

About the Author:ghosts-authorpic

Candy-Ann Little grew up in a small town in Ohio. She now resides in Michigan with her husband and two adult kids. When she’s not busy writing she enjoys helping with church activities – especially working with children – reading, cooking and baking.

 

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Blog/Site – http://candylittle.wordpress.com/

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/candyannlittle

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