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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Say Nothing by T.A. Roth book tour and author interview

Say Nothing… by T.A. Roth 

(Speak #2)
After years spent harboring a shameful secret, I finally felt…alive, reawakened and brave. Willing to break down my walls and let love in. Let him in.
We had conquered our pasts. The truth had set us free, and we were looking toward our future. Until a crazy twist of fate brought my worst nightmare back into my life.
The voice and soundtrack to every one of my haunting dreams now had a face. One he won’t easily let me forget.
The hits Ben endured on the football field will be nothing compared to the devastating blow his heart will take if he finds out the whole truth. He knows the story, but he doesn’t know the monster. Not like I do.
Just as the wounds of my past had begun to heal, he’s come back to rip them wide open.
Maybe some things are better kept from those we love.
Maybe some secrets are never meant to be told.
Maybe it’s better to Say Nothing…


Author Interview

Please start by telling us a little about yourself (education, jobs, significant other, children, pets, etc.)

Well, a lot like my character Ari I had no idea what I wanted to do when I graduated from high school. My dad worked for a trade school at the time and I had about 5 choices. So legal secretary it was. I did that for 6 years before I realized that sitting behind a desk getting collect phone calls from weirdos in jail was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. (I worked for a criminal defense attorney.) It took me a few months to work up the nerve to put in my two weeks, but once I did, off to beauty school I went. I’ve been doing hair and make-up for the past 16 years. Besides marrying my prom date quitting that job was the best decision I’ve ever made. My husband and I have been together for 23 years and married 16. He is the most patient man I know and my biggest supporter. We have two hilarious children, a 13 year-old son and a 10 year-old daughter. We have a huge gold fish named Goldie and a boxer beagle mix named Penny.

Tell us about your latest New Adult book and what inspired you to write it.

The name of my latest book is called Say Nothing… It is the second book in The Speak Series and is about a hot USC football playing frat boy named Ben, who falls in insta-lust with a shy but smart mouthed girl named Ari. Ari struggles with demons from her past, especially when it comes to trusting men, book two picks up exactly where book one leaves off and has to be read in order. I hate to be so vague but any more detail and I will give too much away.

The New Adult genre is fairly new. What's your definition of it? How does it differ from Young Adult or just regular Adult books? 

My definition of New Adult is a story with characters roughly between the ages of 18-25.  Basically, it’s any story about that time in your life where you’re experiencing some major firsts. Most of the characters are either in or getting ready for college, living on their own for the first time, getting their first real job, or maybe experiencing their first adult relationship. I feel like the characters in young adult are usually in high school or are just about to enter college. Sex in these stories if there is any is hinted at or is more of a fade to black scenario. New Adult gets a little bit more descriptive in their sex scenes. Well at least I do. ;)

Do you belong to any critique groups and/or do you have other people read your work as you're writing it? Who's brutally honest and who's a cheerleader? Which do you prefer? 

I don’t belong to a critique group but I have two people that I trust, read through my work before I send it to the editor. After writing book one I learned that is was better for me to have less cooks in the kitchen. I’m a people pleaser by nature and having too many different opinions will naturally make me want to make everyone happy. When you start doing that your story stops sounding like you. I’m a crazy perfectionist, so unless I’m having trouble with a certain scene I don’t let anyone read while I’m in the process of writing it. It makes my eye all twitchy just thinking about it. LOL!

Both of my critique partners are brutally honest with me. Which is what I prefer, there is a time and place for someone to coddle you. I’d rather them be brutally honest then to get hit with a crappy review. Besides, I know it’s coming from a good place so I don’t take it to heart. On the other hand, I’m not going to lie and say it doesn’t sting sometimes. It’s hard to hear they think something isn’t working when at 1:30am you thought you were “king of the world.” My biggest cheerleaders are my co-workers and family. Most of them do not read regularly, but they made it a point to pick up my books as soon as they came out. They promote me to all of their co-workers and clients. I’m blessed to have them in my life.

What are your all-time favorite authors/books?

There are so many it’s hard to narrow it down.  I’ll name the authors that I one-click without even reading a blurb and my favorites by them. 
·         Beautiful Bastard Series - Christina Lauren
·         Ugly Love & Maybe Someday - Colleen Hoover
·         Black Lies & Girl in 6E - Alessandra Torre
·         Fallen too Far Series and Rosemary Beach Series - Abbi Glines
·         Real - Katy Evans
·         This Man Trilogy - Jodi Ellen Malpas. 
My new guilty pleasure is anything written by Alexa Riley. Their books are quick, over the top, and super steamy.
Do you outline before you write or just dive head-first into a manuscript? Do you maintain a schedule for writing, or is it more haphazard? 

I totally dive head-first into a manuscript. Book one was like a huge Tetris puzzle. I wrote the scenes as they came to me and then pieced them all together. I did better with book two and had more of plan and tried to stick to it but it all went out the window mid-way. I really try to maintain a writing schedule, but with two kids and an ever changing work schedule it’s definitely haphazard. I squeeze in my writing when I can, sometimes it’s in the morning before anyone wakes up, in between clients while their color is processing, and because I’m a night owl late into the night.

Where do you do your best writing? (Ex: desk in your office, public library, under a tree in the park, in front of a Real Housewives TV marathon, etc.) Do you like music or some other background noise, or do you need quiet?

I just moved and am in the process of setting up my office, so I’m crossing my fingers that’s where I’ll be doing my best writing from now on. For now it’s sitting in my big comfy leather recliner in the middle of the living room with my laptop and noise cancelling headphones blasting my favorite playlist. I’m giving an Adele concert as I type this right now, which is annoying the crap out of my husband. LOL!

The second part of the question depends on the mood of the scene. Generally, I need some kind of noise to keep me focused. It’s rare that I need it to be quiet. I’m used to working amongst chaos, I really don’t know any other way.

What are the best and worst parts of writing a book? 

The best part of writing a book is seeing your story come to fruition. There is no better feeling than seeing all of the crazy thoughts and scenarios and people that have been in your head for months, finally come together and getting to type “the end.” The worst part of writing a book is the editing. Going through and reading back all of the genius moments you thought you had and thinking “what is this?” Also, having to be strict with your time and saying no to things so you can get your writing done.

When you're driving and you have a sudden, brilliant idea for the new manuscript you're working on, what do you do? (Ex: pull over and fire up the laptop, keep driving while scribbling on a McDonald's bag, tell Siri, etc.) 

First, I repeat it over and over because I’m a bit like Dory from Finding Nemo and tend to forget if I don’t write it down right away. If I’m on the freeway I’ll record it into my voice memo app on my phone. If I’m driving on the street I’ll wait till I get to a stop light and type it into my notes.

Imagine you have a whole day free for shopping. Where do you go? (Mall, unique boutiques, flea market, antique shops, bookstore, home improvement store, etc.)

Okay, so I’m one of the rare people that hate shopping. I avoid it at all costs. I’ll browse online before having to get something just so that I’m able to go in and grab what I need and leave. There is an exception to that answer, because there are two stores that I can find myself in for hours. I love Target and my new favorite is Hobby Lobby. I literally had to set my timer at Hobby Lobby the other day so I wouldn’t forget to pick up my kids from school. It’s like the Disneyland of home decor.

What are the top 5 titles in your Netflix queue? (Be honest.) Or if you don't have a Netflix queue, which books are on your bedside table? (Again, be honest.)

I have a Netflix account but it’s usually being hijacked by the little one. I have a list of shows I intend to look up and binge watch but lately there hasn’t been any time. I don’t keep paperbacks on my bedside table but I do have a ton on my Kindle, so I’ll give you the names of the last five books I’ve read or am currently reading. I’m currently reading One With You by Sylvia Day. The last four I’ve read are Untouched – Alexa Riley, Sinfully Mine – Kendall Ryan, Confessions Of A Bad Boy – J.D. Hawkins, Porn Star – Laurelin Page and Sierra Simone.

Do you prefer to read ebooks or print?

I used to only read print books and kicked and screamed when my husband surprised me with a Nook. Now, I find myself trying to swipe the pages of paperbacks while reading.

Where is your favorite place in the world? 

I haven’t traveled much but Italy is on my bucket list of places to visit. For now nothing compares to living here in Los Angeles. It’s where everyone I love is, so I’ll take it earthquakes, smog and all.

Do you have any advice for people who want to write a book? 

Just write. Shut that little voice of self-doubt off and just do it. There is no right or wrong way to get to the end of your story. Trust your gut and do what works for you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Find an author that inspires you and ask away. Everyone you’ve ever read was a newbie author at some point. If you invest in anything, invest in a good cover, editing, and formatting.


T.A. Roth is a wife and mother of two funny and crazy kids. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she couldn't imagine living anywhere else. When she's not beautifying clients as a stylist/make-up artist at her day job you can find her reading, fangirling her favorite authors, or singing along to the radio. After getting the opportunity to read the debut novel of a then client now friend something clicked. Her "what the hell" attitude kicked in and a year later, here we are.

Say Something... A new adult romance is her debut novel.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Artificial by Jadah McCoy book tour

Artificial by Jadah McCoy 

She struggles to feel human.
In 2256, the only remnants of civilization on Earth’s first colonized planet, Kepler, are the plant-covered buildings and the nocturnal, genetically spliced bug-people nesting within them: the Cull. During the day, Syl leaves her home in the sewers beneath Elite City to scavenge for food, but at night the Cull come looking for a meal of their own. Syl thought gene splicing died with the Android War a century ago. She thought the bugs could be exterminated, Elite city rebuilt, and the population replenished. She’s wrong.
Whoever engineered the Cull isn’t done playing God. Syl is abducted and tortured in horrific experiments which result in her own DNA being spliced, slowly turning her into one of the bugs. Now she must find a cure and stop the person responsible before every remaining man, woman, and child on Kepler is transformed into the abomination they fear.
He struggles not to.
For Bastion, being an android in the sex industry isn’t so bad. Clubbing beneath the streets of New Elite by day and seducing the rich by night isn’t an altogether undesirable occupation. But every day a new android cadaver appears in the slum gutters, and each caved in metal skull and heap of mangled wires whittles away at him.
Glitches—androids with empathy—are being murdered, their models discontinued and strung up as a warning. Show emotion, you die. Good thing Bastion can keep a secret, or he would be the next body lining the street.
He can almost live with hiding his emotions. That is, until a girl shows up in the slums—a human girl, who claims she was an experiment. And in New Elite, being a human is even worse than being a Glitch. Now Bastion must help the girl escape before he becomes victim to his too-human emotions, one way or another.


Jadah currently lives in Nashville, TN and works in law. When not babysitting attorneys, she can be found juicing her brain for creative ideas or fantasizing about her next trip out of the country (or about Tom Hiddleston as Loki - it’s always a toss up when she fantasizes).

She grew up in rural Arkansas, yet can still write good and sometimes even wears shoes! She did date her first cousin for a while but they decided against marriage for the sake of the gene pool.

Her true loves are elephants, cursing, and sangria - in that order. If you find an elephant that curses like a sailor whilst drinking sangria, you’re dangerously close to becoming her next romantic victim - er, partner.

She cut her writing teeth on badly written, hormone-driven fanfiction (be glad that’s out of her system), and her one true dream is to have wildly erotic fanfiction with dubious grammar written about her own novels. Please make her dreams come true.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Full Share by Eliza Freed cover reveal

Full Share by Eliza Freed 
Nora Hargrove’s post-grad life includes a horrific entry-level job, a cave of an apartment, and a strict avoidance of all interpersonal relationships. She knows only one thing about herself—she wants to be left alone.
Avoiding her mother’s forced family time, she seeks solitude on her own terms. In a poorly ventilated, overcrowded Dewey Beach rental, she discovers there’s no place to hide. Not from yourself, not from your life, and not from love. This is the story of Nora Hargrove’s full share.
I learned the healing power of a good bloody Mary and a dip in the Atlantic. I kayaked in the dead of night and witnessed the only shooting star I’ve ever seen. I fell in love on a bed made of pallets. I lived.
Life is deep. Dive in.
Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job.

She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It’s during this time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it’s completely inappropriate.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. An avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she has always been a sucker for a love story…the more screwed up the better.

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For the One by Brenna Aubrey book tour

For the One by Brenna Aubrey
(Gaming the System #5) 

He’s got everything but game….
William Drake is an artistic genius with a photographic memory and the intensity to master practically any task. Oh, and he owns a chunk of a billion-dollar gaming company. A twenty-six year-old guy with his wealth, talent, and good looks shouldn’t have problems winning over women. Except he does. To be exact—and detail-obsessed William is always exact—he’s got problems with Jenna Kovac, the troubled beauty who has his heart working overtime and his tongue tied in knots.

And she can’t afford to lose.
Jenna Kovac is a survivor. When war ripped her world apart, she lost her family, her homeland, and her one true love. She’s made a new life for herself in the US, but she’s learned that nothing is permanent, and some nights it’s not even safe to dream. When a scumbag sells her future out from under her, suddenly the only man who can get it back is William Drake, geeky—but scorching-hot—social disaster. William must learn to stay cool under pressure for the all-important duel he’s about to fight. Unless she can teach him to loosen up, she’ll lose everything. Again.
But Jenna’s got a few things to learn from this irresistibly enigmatic man. As they spend time together, they’re soon exchanging long, slow kisses—and painful secrets. There’s so much more to William.

Something that might be worth taking one more risk…


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Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, At Any Price, is currently free on all platforms.

She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. A mommy to two little kids and teacher to many more older kids, she juggles schedules to find time to pursue her love of storycrafting.

She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, a bird and some fish.
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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Scarred by LeTeisha Newton book tour

Scarred by LeTeisha Newton 

(Lost Series, #2)
They told me about Ethan.
He’s no good.
He only knew darkness.
He’s a killer.
But that’s exactly what I need.
Only a monster can turn me into one. I’ve bled and screamed. I’ve been the victim too long. The scars that are visible only conceal the more painful ones on the soul. If he could help me save myself and learn to fight again, then he can have whatever he wants from me. My body. My soul. My heart. Later, he’ll realize that I had the better end of the bargain.
WARNING: This is a dark romance. It contains violence, filthy words, dubious consent, and potential triggers for readers. Please be aware of that when purchasing this book. This story is about being careful what you ask for, because you’ll get exactly what you need, instead of what you want.


So I think this is the part where I'm supposed to say something super cool, win you over, and make you my life-long superfan...OR wait, is that how I am about my anime collection?


Basically, I'm an author, blogger, geek, and villain lover (Joker IS MINE!). There shouldn't be any surprise then that I tend to love my heroes a bit broken, all messed up, and in need of someone who understands them just the way they are.

Ha, my heroines are right there with them. You see, love is nice, it's sweet. It can be all rainbows and glowing stars. And then it can be dark, twisted, hurtful, and feel so good you have to scream about it. So I write like that. From one side of the spectrum to the other, because that's real. That's life. And that's what we crave--delving into a fantasy world or not.

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TAXI by Cambria Hebert book tour and contest

TAXI by Cambria Hebert
Series: Take It Off series (A series of standalones)


The meter is running…
One night as Rose Crawford steps out of a bar, she gives no second thought to lifting her hand to signal for a cab. After all, it’s the responsible thing to do.

A common occurrence.

Far safer than walking several blocks, alone, in the dark.

A familiar-looking yellow taxi with black, faux-leather seats, running meter on the dash, and a smiling driver pulls up to the curb.

Rose slides in. Gives the driver her address…

But she never reaches her destination.

Instead, she finds herself captive, at the will of a man who isn’t a driver, but a bona fide psychopath.

Trapped in a taxi she can’t escape, Rose begins to panic. As the miles between her and safety grow, hope dwindles. It isn’t until someone else joins her in captivity that her spark of hope is rekindled.

Derek is strong, capable, and surely together they can fight their way to freedom.

Then Rose finds out exactly why she’s been driven into hell. Derek may be an unwilling captive, but he isn’t going to help her.

In fact, he’s there to do the exact opposite.


Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com.
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