DEAREST CLEMENTINE ♥ Cover Reveal

Today I bring you a cover reveal for Lex Martin, author of upcoming book Dearest Clementine. Cover, blurb and excerpt below, as well as a contest!

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TITLE: Dearest Clementine
AUTHOR: Lex Martin
RELEASE DATE: April 18, 2014
GENRE: NA contemporary romance
MODEL: Zoe Chait

SYNOPSIS:

Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn’t mind being called bitchy and closed off. It’s safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good.

Her number one rule for survival? No dating. That is until she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class and needs material for her latest assignment. Sexy RA Gavin Murphy is more than happy to play the part of book boyfriend to help Clem find some inspiration, even if that means making out…in the name of research, of course.

As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake…and maybe even her life.

DEAREST CLEMENTINE is a stand-alone novel with two companion novels. This New Adult contemporary romance series is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content. Look for the second book, DEAREST DANDELION, this June.

EXCERPT:

The laundry room is dark when we walk in, so Gavin flips on the lights. A row of washers and dryers line both sides of the small room. He opens up a washer and dumps in his basket of clothes.

“Gavin, why are you washing clean laundry?” I can’t help the laugh that escapes.

He drops in a few quarters and starts the machine before he turns to me, grinning.

“I’m helping you get in the zone. Come here.” He wraps his hands around my waist, and I let out a surprised squeak when he lifts me up onto a washer. I can’t believe he just picked me up. Okay, that’s a stupid thought to have. He did carry me home two weeks ago.

His grip is firm on either side of me as he leans down to look into my eyes. I lean back slightly. He’s so far in my personal space that my shadow is crowded.

“Clementine, I want to warn you.” His voice is husky and deep. “I’m going to kiss you, and you’re going to like it. A lot. But I want to be clear that I’m not going to sleep with you because I want you to respect me in the morning.” His mouth lifts up in a wry smile. “This is simply one friend helping out another. Okay?”

Wait. Is he serious? 

He must sense my apprehension because he rubs his thumb softly across my cheek. “It’s just an exercise, to get you into your story. I promise.”

I laugh, embarrassed, intrigued, and a whole lot turned on by the idea. He smiles again, but this time it’s different. His eyes darken as his hands glide over my hips. My breath catches in my chest.

“Gavin, I don’t think—“

He rests a finger over my lips.

“I’m doing this in the name of academics. You need inspiration? You’re looking at it. Now shut up and let me kiss you.”

READ THE REST OF THE EXCERPT ON GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20630265-dearest-clementine

AUTHOR BIO:

Lex Martin writes new adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, this native Texan has lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20630265-dearest-clementine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lex-Martin-Author/245957815565870?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexlaughs
Blog: www.lexmartinwrites.com

LINK TO GIVEAWAY:

Direct Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ODFkZjdmMTg2Y2VmMWY2ZTA5MTc3MzljYTQxMzFjOjMxNw==/

 

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Book Review: S.J. Pajonas – A Steamy Storyteller

If there’s one thing S.J. Pajonas can do, besides yoga and knit, it’s tell a love story. More impressive is she can weave a love story so romantic and sexy through an iPad screen.

Told through both Lee and Laura’s point of view, Face Time is one of the most original novels I have read about letting go of the past and moving forward. It also focuses heavily on the scrutiny interracial relationships face as Lee is Korean American and Laura is Caucasian. Both Lee and Laura have dealt with difficult pasts and exhausting families. Their loves grows fast and furious, and the heat between them is enough to set your Kindle on fire.

The growth between these two characters is tremendous and beautiful. The main characters are in their thirties, established in life, and know what they want. If you’ve been looking for an inventive romance, be sure to check out Face Time when it releases April 25th (I was lucky enough to review a copy before release!) This is the first in her Love in the Digital Age series.

If you can’t wait for April 25th, S.J. Pajonas has two other novels out which focus on Japanese culture. Check out her website for more! J http://www.spajonas.com/books/

Link on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20434205-face-time?ac=1

Find S.J. Pajonas on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJPajonas

Find S.J. Pajonas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/spajonas

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PIECES OF IT ALL: Cover Reveal

It’s hard to believe the cover reveal for Pieces of it All is already here! I’ve been anxious to show everyone the cover. I must have reviewed hundreds of stock photos before finding what I was looking for. Soft color and something a little less traditional was my goal. My awesome author friend, S.J. Pajonas, offered to design the cover for me. I love the simplicity of what she did.

Here is the cover. I hope you love it!

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The book has a May 2014 release date. When I have an exact date, I’ll be sure to let you know!

Book: Pieces of it All by Tracy Krimmer 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance / Women’s Fiction

BLURB:

An alcoholic. A scarred man. A thief.

Harvey, a twenty-two-year-old high school drop-out arrives home, a brief stint in rehab behind him and ready to start his life again. Then he meets Beth and her innocence and her desire to have it all capture him completely.

A girl on the cusp of womanhood. Determined. A bright future.

Beth, a recent high school graduate among the top in her class, can’t wait to get to college and fulfill her dreams. Then she meets Harvey and with his mysterious past, he stirs feelings in her she can’t ignore.

The chemistry between them is unmistakable but Harvey doesn’t trust easily and refuses to divulge his past to Beth though she wants to be a part of his future.

The pieces of their lives lie broken all around them, but can Harvey put his life back together and win Beth over before she begins her new life without him? And can Beth find the strength to become the woman she wants to be without sacrificing her integrity?

Queue PIECES OF IT ALL on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20882169-pieces-of-it-all 

I’d like to thank all of those that signed up and are helping with my cover reveal! Links to their blogs are below.

Bloggers:

Aria Kane
Author Becky Monson
BA Wilson Writes
Books and Stilettos
Chanel Cleeton
Jayne Denker
Juliana Haygert
Lex Martin Writes
Ophelia London
Romantic Escapes
S.J. Pajonas
SK Wills
These Pretty Words
Vincent Morrone

Pieces of it All: Update and blurb

Sorry I have not posted anything for awhile. I’ve been hard at work editing Pieces of it All. I don’t have a release date yet, but it will be in May. With the help of author friends, I have a blurb available and you can add it to your Goodreads TBR list! Also, in March I will have the cover reveal! If you host a book blog and are interested in helping me out with the reveal, please leave a comment and let me know!

You can view the blurb for Pieces of it All on Goodreads here : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20882169-pieces-of-it-all

How about a little #ChickLitLove on Valentine’s Day?

Today is Valentine’s Day. You love it, hate it, or are just indifferent. There is one Valentine you can always count on – BOOKS!

If you read my blog, you are aware I’m currently editing my New Adult Contemporary Romance called Pieces of it All. What you don’t know is I have also started a chick lit book! It’s on the back burner while I edit, but that doesn’t mean I can’t spread the “chick lit love.”

A few months ago I joined a group on Facebook called Chick Lit Chat HQ. It’s a group of chick lit writers to share advice, promote books, and just have fun! This year the group has put together a pinterest board featuring the titles of those in the group. You can view the Pinterest board here. You can pin the titles and click on the links to purchase their books. Many are on sale today! There are a lot of talented authors in the group!

Throughout Valentine’s Day, you’ll see the #ChickLitLove hashtag. Check it out, and follow these authors on Twitter and Facebook. If you have a favorite, visit that author’s blog. Many of the authors have been doing special blog posts all week dedicated to #ChickLitLove.

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, and read a great book!

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Cover Reveal: Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1) by S.J Pajonas

Today I am so excited to bring you a cover reveal for a fellow author and great friend. I was lucky enough to beta read this book, and am thrilled to bring you the cover for Face Time by S.J. Pajonas!

You may recognize the name S.J. Pajonas as this is not the first time I have mentioned her. She wrote Removed and Released, the first two books in her New Adult Sci Fi Romance series. But that’s not all she writes. Face Time is her Contemporary Romance novel, the first in her Love in the Digital Age series.

Here is the info regarding the book, with the awesome cover to follow!

Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1)
By SJ Pajonas
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: April 25, 2014

Blurb:

After the best first date ever, Lee thought Laura was funny, intelligent, and impulsive; a whirlwind of bright laughter and happiness. Laura loved Lee’s sweet smile and the way he expertly filled in every awkward pause. He held her hand and then pulled her in for the most perfect kiss she’s had in years. What could possibly be wrong? Just the 7000 miles that separates them the next day.

Even though Lee has gone home to Seoul, Laura can’t stop thinking about him. What starts as an innocent text thanking him for their dinner date becomes something much more: someone either of them can’t live without. But Laura’s got a live-in mother going through a midlife crisis, and Lee’s stressful traveling schedule means they’ll be apart for some time. Life, family, and a complicated past also get in the way, and they’re both going to need actual face time to figure it out.

Told from both Lee and Laura’s point of view, FACE TIME is a funny, romantic, modern-day story about two people who connect across the world.

You can find Face Time (Love in the Digital Age #1) on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20434205-face-time

Are you a Wattpad user? S. J. Pajonas will be posting the first chapters of FACE TIME to Wattpad starting March 9, 2014. Follow her to get a new chapter each week, six in total, leading up to the publication of FACE TIME. http://www.wattpad.com/user/spajonas

Read an excerpt on S.J.’s website : http://www.spajonas.com/2014/02/13/face-time-cover-reveal/

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About the Author:

S. J. Pajonas loves all things Asian and has been in love with Japan for as long as she can remember. Writing about Asia and Japan came naturally after studying the culture and language for over fifteen years. She studied film and screenwriting first and eventually segued into fiction once she was no longer working a full-time job.

Released is S. J. Pajonas’s second work, book two of four in the Nogiku Series. The first book in the series, Removed, is described as “a wonderful story” with “engaging characters, seamless world building, and an action packed plot.” It’s an “up-til-3am-because-I-read-it-in-one-sitting book.” She also writes contemporary romance and her upcoming first book in the Love in the Digital Age series will be published in 2014.

S. J. lives with her husband and two children just outside of New York City. She loves reading, writing, film, J- and K-dramas, knitting, and astrology. Her favorite author is Haruki Murakami and favorite book is The Wind-up Bird Chronicle.

You can find and contact her here:

– Website: http://www.spajonas.com/

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SJPajonas

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/spajonas

– Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7233209.S_J_Pajonas

– Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/spajonas/

– Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gleek/

– Instagram: http://instagram.com/spajonas#

– Tumblr: http://spajonas.tumblr.com/

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And there is a cover reveal wide giveaway, here is what you can win:

– 10$ amazon gift card

– e-copies of both Removed (Nogiku #1) and Released (Nogiku #2) –mobi or epub file

– e-ARC of Face Time (available March 2014) – mobi or epub file

Here is the link to the rafflecopter giveaway:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/7238ac6/

This cover reveal was brought to you by Lola’s Blog Tours.

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Evolution: Angel Cover Reveal

If you haven’t read Starla Huchton’s books yet, then you have no idea what you’re missing. I was first introduced to her with her book Maven. It was just incredible. She is a NA Sci Fi writer. This is genre you must check out.

Huchton has a few books coming out this year. It’s a fantastic new series called Evolution. Superheroes are not born. They are created. Wow. This is going to be awesome!

Here are the release dates:

Evolution: ANGEL (book 1) – March 6th
Evolution: SAGE (book 2) – May 6th
Evolution: HEX (book 3) – July 6th

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Candace Bristol has always been obsessed with comic books, but in a world where the nightly news often mirrors these inked stories, her dreams of becoming a real superhero could actually come true. After being rescued by members of the government’s AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution (ANGEL) Project four years ago, getting recruited for this elite team is all she’s wanted.

Now 18, she’s finally reached her goal after years of study and physical training, but little could have prepared her for life as a genetic experiment. As though coming to terms with her new ability to manipulate water isn’t tough enough, she never expected to be swept off her feet by one of her fellow recruits.

With genetic alteration, the threat of physical and mental instability hangs over every superhero like a shadow. When one of their own tumbles over the edge of madness, Candace will have to choose between protecting the world, and saving the one who holds her heart.

EVOLUTION: ANGEL by S.A. Huchton
Genre: New Adult Superhero Romance
Release date: March 6th, 2014

Queue it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20412199-evolution

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A geek of all trades, Starla Huchton has been crafting stories in various genres since 2007. Her first novel, THE DREAMER’S THREAD was released as a full cast audiobook podcast, becoming a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. After releasing short fiction of steampunk, noir fantasy, and other varieties, she released the first three books of the Sci-Fi Romance ENDURE series in 2013. All three books of the EVOLUTION series will be released in 2014, as well as a Steampunk Fantasy novel, MASTER OF MYTH (the Antigone’s Wrath series, book 1), which was the first place winner of the Crested Butte Writers’ contest, The Sandy, in 2012.

When not writing, Starla trains three Minions, a black lab, and a military husband whilst designing book covers for independent authors and publishers at designedbystarla.com.

Website: http://www.starlahuchton.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Starla-Huchton-Author-Page/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/riznphnx