Crazy in Love Valentine’s Giveaway!

I love Valentine’s Day! And I have a new book coming out soon, so I’m involved in another giveaway with a bunch of awesome romance authors who have decided to give away a ton of books and even a $100 Amazon gift card to you, our beloved readers! Because we love you oh so much! XOXOXOXOXOXOX

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So what do you have to do to enter? Choose one or all of the options on the rafflecopter HERE and keep your eyes peeled for the winners on Februrary 15th! A full list of the prizes is listed after the rafflecopter. Good luck and be sure to share some love around.

Prize #1 – $100 Amazon Gift Card Prize Pack

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Prize #2 – Swept Away in History Book Bundle

Awakening, Kemberlee Shortland
Into the Unknown, Lorna Peel
One Knight Standing, Ian Gillies/Kate Robbins
Highland Chiefs Series (4 books), Kate Robbins
My Highland Lord (signed print), Tarah Scott
Steelheart: De Lohr Dynasty, Kathryn Le Veque
Guardians of Scotland (3 books), Victoria Zak
Captured by the Highlander (signed print), Julianne MacLean
The Pocket Watch, Ceci Giltenan
Not Your Average Beauty, Michelle Helliwell

Prize #3 – Sassy, Steamy, and Sweet Book Bundle

Beauty and the Recluse, Elle Gray
One Night in Dublin, Kemberlee Shortland
Sassy, Steamy, and SweetGoing Against Type, Sharon Black
One Night in Boise, Troy Lambert
The Ecology of Lonesomeness, David O’Brien
Seductress (advanced copy), William Gillies
The Aphrodite Touch, Romy Gemmell
The Adonis Touch, Romy Gemmell
Lady of the Two Lands, Elizabeth Delisi
One Night in Paris, Lucy Felthouse
Rich Girl, Joanne Sexton
Deadly Alliance, Kathleen Rowland
Against Her Rules, Victoria Barbour
Geek God, Victoria Barbour
Alpha Wars Book 1, Victoria Barbour
The Cowboy’s Valentine, Donna Alward
Riding for Redemption, Bev Pettersen
Stile: Before, Katherine King
Speak of the Devil, Shawna Romkey
One Night in Barcelona, Mary Bradford
Fury’s Kiss, Nicola R White
Fury Scorned, Nicola R White
Submerse, Natalia Cross
Criminal (print), Alex Abbott
The Warlord’s Concubine (signed print), J.E. & M Keep

Please note, all books will be awarded in ebook format unless otherwise indicated.

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♡ Fall in Love with YA Giveaway! ♡

✯ ★.¸,. •°´♡ Fall in Love with YA Giveaway ✯ ★.¸,. •°´♡

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If you enjoy well-written YA fiction featuring feisty characters and sizzling supernatural creatures that span the spectrum from ghosts to mermaids to angels, then do yourself a favor and take a chance with the Fall in Love with YA Giveaway. It’s free to enter, and you’ve got a better chance to win than the Powerball!

Enter at to win one of these great prizes:

* 3 $10 Amazon Gift Cards

* eBook of Phantom Touch by Jessica Hawke

* eBook of Speak of the Devil by Shawna Romkey

* eBook of The Devil Made Me Do It by Shawna Romkey

* eBook of The Devil You Know by Shawna Romkey

* eBook of Tiva Boon: Royal Guardian by Jenn Nixon

* eBook of Descent by Katie O’Sullivan

* eBook of Embrace by Cherie Colyer

* eBook of Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

* eBook of Death Lies Between Us by Jody Kessler

The giveaway runs from February 8 to February 15. Winners will be notified by email by February 19th. Please share with your friends and spread the word about this awesome giveaway!

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The Grave Winner by Lindsey Loucks Re-Release

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This is my stop during the book blitz for The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 15 till 21 September, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

The Grave WinnerThe Grave Winner (The Grave Winner #1)
by Lindsey R. Loucks
Genre: Horror
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: September 15, 2015

Blurb:
Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead — just like the prom queen did.

While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom’s things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.

She should have listened.

Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.

With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what’s so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn’t, she’ll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead – herself.

You can find The Grave Winner on Goodreads

You can buy The Grave Winner here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
iTunes

Review Quotes:
“This is such an imaginative story, and Leigh has so much voice, it’s like you’re there, living her nightmare with her… Miss Loucks knows her craft.” – Pam Godwin, author of Dead of Eve.

“Witty and fast paced, The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks is a snarky blend of zombie horror and urban fantasy… I loved it.” – Kayti Nika Raet for Readers’ Favorite

“The Grave Winner… is more of a fantasy-zombie hybrid, with both enchanting magic and romance you might expect from a fantasy novel, kick-butt action and creeps you might expect from a zombie novel, and strong characters and storyline a reader would want from any story!” – Moosubi Reviews.

Lindsey LoucksAbout the Author:
Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.

You can find and contact Lindsey here:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Newsletter

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of The Grave Winner. These are the prizes you can win:
– a 10$ amazon gift card (US only)

For a chance to win enter the rafflecopter below:
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Interview with Holly Kammier author of Kingston Court

Today I have Holly Kammier, author of the newly released Kingston Court with me. Check out this new release!
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What happens when you take middle-aged, stay-at-home moms, and throw them back into the workforce and dating? A modern twist between Desperate Housewives and Sex and the City, Kingston Court follows the love, lies, and friendships of two wealthy Southern California women.

Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hangs her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret.

But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a horrifying car crash. However, it isn’t just her new job co-hosting a national morning news show that keeps her busy. Alik, the hot young production assistant, does everything in his power to seduce the woman he loves.

Death and misfortune in the span of a single year force these two women to rediscover their inner strength and make life-changing choices. Kingston Court is full of scandal, temptation, and all of life’s juicy little secrets.

Here are some questions I had for Holly…

Hi Shawna, thanks for having me on your blog.

1. Are you a reader? How many books a year do you read?
I am a huge fan of reading. Right now, being a single mom, promoting a new book, and growing my company Acorn Author Services & Publishing, I don’t get nearly enough time to read for pleasure. Not including work related manuscripts, I’d say I’m averaging about two books a month.

2. What is your favorite genre to read? To write?
My favorite genre is Memoir. When written well, and with honesty, you are getting the most intimate peek into another writer’s life. Wild by Cheryl Stayed is one of my absolute favorites. The movie doesn’t compare.

3. If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would say to them?
Would it be horrible to say Hitler before he came to power, so I could shoot him dead? That’s the honest truth.

4. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?
I’m going to assume this island has food and water. I would bring my family, music and books.

5. Paper or Plastic? (book or eReader)
Definitely books. I’m embarrassed to admit I still haven’t even tried an eReader. I’m so old school, it’s sad.

6. Plotter or Pantster?
I am a total Panster. It’s kind of the way I live most of my life. I make sure I have a strong foundation of characters and place and all the necessities, and from there I wait and see what happens.

7. What advice would you give someone who wanted to be a writer?
Write.

8. What are you reading now?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I’m in an online book club based out of the UK and the other members highly recommended it. It’s a fun read.

9. What is the significance of the title of your book?
Kingston Court is the name of the neighborhood where the main characters reside. I chose it as a working title with every intention to change it to something more sophisticated. It just stuck though. It’s fun to say and easy to remember. Kingston Court is a fictional neighborhood in San Diego and just the other day my friend sent me a flyer. They are building a new neighborhood with the same name right near where I used to live in Carmel Valley. My twelve-year-old son asked me if they were stealing my idea. How dare they!

10. What inspires you?
My life experiences, as well as family and friends inspire me. I write what I know and I’m so grateful for all the quirky, bold, beautiful people in my life. I constantly find myself writing down things they say and do.

11. What is your writing schedule like?
I’m not disciplined enough for a real schedule. I do have rules though. I come up with a word count for each day and stick to it. If I haven’t been inspired to pull over the car on my way to Costco, or interrupt a conversation with a friend to write something in the middle of the day, I will stay up late after my kids are in bed and get it done.

12. What is your writing space like?
My writing space varies. I do most of my writing in bed or on the couch. If I’m out and about and become inspired however, I can write just about anywhere. One time I wrote a full chapter in the principal’s office while I was waiting for a parent/teacher conference at my son’s school.

13. Why did you write this particular story?
I write out of order without much of a plan, as such, I didn’t know why I wrote this story until it was finished. I wrote Kingston Court to remind myself I am strong, that my dreams and needs matter, and that it’s okay to follow a new path.

18. Do you re-read books? If so, what book have you read the most?
I can only think of one grown-up book I’ve read more than once, that was The Great Gatsby. I love so many of the lines in that book. One of my favorite quotes from Fitzgerald is “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Wait. I just thought of another book. The Lover by Marguerite Duras. Like so many books, it meant different things to me at different times in my life. There’s probably others I have forgotten. They’re inside me though, shaping my writing and perspective in ways I am not aware.

19. What is the closest book to you right now?
Kingston Court. I’ve edited that manuscript to the bone and I’m sure there are still typos lurking in the ink somewhere. Still, I think I could recite entire pages in my sleep by now.

Thanks for stopping by today Holly! For those of you interested in finding out more about Holly, you can do so at www.hkammier.com. And for those of you interested in picking up Kingston Court, you can do so here! Amazon

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