Cover Reveal: Consequences: Opal & Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing alien hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.


Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together?

Release date: June 3rd 2014

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Author Bio:

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.


Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.


She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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And now both covers together (Beggining plus Consequences)


Cover Reveal: Beginnings: Obsidian & Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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I just love this cover so much, it makes me want to read the series all over again 🙂



There’s an alien next door. And with his looming height and eerie green eyes, he’s hot…until he opens his mouth. He’s infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, he lights me up with a big fat bulls-eye. Turns out he has a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal his abilities and the only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to him until my alien mojo fades. If I don’t kill him first, that is.


Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro alien connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

Release on June 3, 2014.

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Author Bio:

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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Cover Reveal: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers + giveaway

Earlier this year I participated in the cover reveal for A Little Too Much by Lisa Desrochers. Now, I’m back with the cover for the third book in the series, A Little Too Hot! And the cover fits the title to a T! Check it out!


Release Date: January 21st 2014

From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.

 “If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.”


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Blitz: Come as You are by Theresa Weir + GIVEAWAY!

ComeasYouAreCome as You Are by Theresa Weir
Publication date: September 20th 2013
Genre: New Adult, Romance


“New Adult Romance by RITA winner and New York Times author Theresa Weir
Molly Young has a secret. To keep it she holds the world at a distance. Behind her lies a trail of dumped boyfriends who came too close to discovering what no one can know. When her estranged father dies of an unexpected heart attack he leaves an even deeper secret, one tied to Molly’s.
At the funeral repast Molly is unable to tolerate the shoulder-to-shoulder mourners and runs out the door and down the street to the nearest bar. Come dawn, with no memory of the past ten hours, she finds herself in bed with a beautiful stranger. She slips away before he wakes up, unaware of the role he’s about to play in her life. Is he the one guy who can convince Molly to face her painful secret and become the person she’s meant to be?”

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Q: Come As You Are in the title of a Nirvana song. What does the song have to do with the book?

 Theresa: A lot. I went back and forth about mentioning Nirvana in the blurb for Come As You Are. I decided against it after reading the article going around about the twenty-something girl who’d recently written a letter to Nirvana, asking if they could play at…homecoming, maybe? And so I thought I’d better not mention Nirvana. Maybe younger readers don’t know much about Nirvana. But reviewers are mentioning the band, and that’s good! Yes, there’s definitely a strong Nirvana…center.

 The weird thing is that I had no idea In Utero was being reissued this year until the book was almost done. That was just serendipity. Molly, the heroine, even writes a story for one of her University of Minnesota classes about the recording of In Utero.

 There are other musical nods in the book, some obscure and some not so obscure. There’s one line in particular that I’ve wondered if people will get, and it’s in reference to Big Star. If you pick up on it let me know.

Q: How did you happen to write this book?

 Theresa: About seven or eight years ago I asked my then editor what she thought about my writing a book, not about high-school kids (she’d mentioned a YA to me), but about twenty-something college students. Because I could definitely see myself doing that.  She said there was no market for books featuring people in their twenties, and those people didn’t have time to read anyway.

 Enter the New Adult genre.

 Back when I wrote romance fulltime some readers complained that my writing was too full of angst and the characters were too wounded, so New Adult seemed a logical place for me.

 Angst aside, I never went to college so I have a particular fascination with college life. I suppose a romanticized fascination.  And I love that age.  Plus, I recently wrote a novella called The Girl with the Cat Tattoo that got great reviews and notice. And in thinking about that book… It almost felt a bit NA even though it didn’t really contain all of the elements and the main characters were a little bit too old — in their early thirties. But Melody could have easily been an NA character. And the follow-up book, The Geek with the Cat Tattoo, features people in their late twenties. So I was kind of dancing on the fringes of NA, but just didn’t know it.

Q: What are you working on now?

 Theresa: I hope to get the second cat book done within a few months, and I have an Anne Frasier suspense called Stay Dead (sequel to Play Dead) coming out in April. And I’m considering writing another NA, this one featuring Rose, Molly’s best friend from Come As You Are. Oh, and I’m thinking about writing another suspense in my Dead series. So many ideas; not enough time.


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Author’s Info


Theresa Weir (a.k.a. Anne Frasier) is an award-winning NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of twenty-three books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, and memoir. Her titles have been printed in both hardcover and paperback and translated into twenty languages. Her memoir, The Orchard, was a 2011 Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the Indie Next list, a featured B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and a Librarians’ Best Books of 2011. Going back to 1988, Weir’s debut title was the cult phenomenon AMAZON LILY, initially published by Pocket Books and later reissued by Bantam Books. Writing as Theresa Weir she won a RITA for romantic suspense (COOL SHADE), and a year later the Daphne du Maurier for paranormal romance (BAD KARMA). In her more recent Anne Frasier career, her thriller and suspense titles hit the USA Today list (HUSH, SLEEP TIGHT, PLAY DEAD) and were featured in Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club. HUSH was both a RITA and Daphne du Maurier finalist. Well-known in the mystery community, she served as hardcover judge for the Thriller presented by International Thriller Writers, and was guest of honor at the Diversicon 16 mystery/science fiction conference held in Minneapolis in 2008. Frasier books have received high praise from print publications such as Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Crimespree, as well as online praise from Spinetingler, Book Loons, Armchair Interviews, Sarah Weinman’s Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind, and Ali Karim’s Shots Magazine. Her books have featured cover quotes from Lisa Gardner, Jane Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Kay Hooper, and J.A. Konrath. Her short stories and poetry can be found in DISCOUNT NOIR, ONCE UPON A CRIME, and THE LINEUP, POEMS ON CRIME. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers.

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Interview with Sarah Godfrey and Victoria DeRubeis + Giveaway

Hey everyone! If you follow my blog you know I’ve just reviewed a book that I absolutely loved, Dance in Shadow and Whisper. Now I have the amazing authors behind the book, Sarah and Victoria, here in a short interview!! You can also read an excerpt and participate in a giveaway to win a paperback copy of Dance in Shadow and Whisper and some swag!


1-So Sarah and Victoria, what made you two want to start writing?

Sarah: As a kid, I always had my own character that I imagined in my favorite shows and movies, and at night, I’d rewrite the stories in my head. It came to me like an epiphany, “I should write my own stories!” I was about eight or nine. It was a pretty awesome concept, too! From there, I segued into Zelda fanfiction and I am not ashamed.

Victoria: When I was in middle school, my creative writing projects were always my favorites. Right around that time I also got into role-playing and fanfiction, and then came my other love, which was mythology. I’d always read a lot, but then my reading started to turn to fantasy and mythology, and my all-time favorite series back then was Daughters of the Moon by Lynne Ewing.

2-How did you come up with the idea of writing a novel (series?!) together?

Sarah: Victoria and I have separate characters that we write. It’s a lot like role-playing. My series begins with three books, then hers begins.

Victoria: As I write my characters in Sarah’s books, I actually have almost no idea what’s going to happen, which means the twists and turns take me by just as much surprise as they do my characters. Then when my series begins, it’s my turn to do the same to Sarah’s characters.

Sarah: It started with us having two separate stories going, but then we did the Cassandra Clare thing and gave cameos to each other’s characters. Through rewrites and many years, the characters ended up taking on greater roles, and the stories merged together.

Victoria: This also means we have to be fluid and roll with the punches. A lot of the time our characters decide they don’t want to do exactly what we’ve planned, which ruins many outlines.

Sarah: Many, many outlines.

3-Any advice for aspirant writers?

Sarah: My favorite piece of advice comes from Amanda Hocking: write a lot and read more than you write. I love writing advice posts on our writing help blog, Keyboard Smash Writers, but in the end, the most progress writers can make is to write a lot, lot, lot.

Victoria: Agreed 100%. Reading is one of the best things any writer can do, because it gives them a sense of what works and what doesn’t. Read, read, read and write, write, write, and no matter what, know that you are good enough to do it, too.

4-I know you’re fans of anime since you’ve became friends in a Sailor Moon roleplay and I know you love Attack on Titans. So random question of the day, what are your favourite animes?

Sarah: Oh MAN. Well, I was a much more prolific reader of manga (since getting my hands on anime was a tough job), and the series I gobbled up were Death Note, anything Clamp (despite how they tortured us so), Fushigi Yuugi, Ceres, Saiyuki, Fruits Basket, Nana, Paradise Kiss, Angel Sanctuary, Basara, Hana-Kimi, Demon Diary, Model, Hot Gimmick – it goes on and on. Recent anime we’ve watched are Madoka (cries), Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood (I watched the original back in the day, wow), and Kamisama Hajimemashita.

Victoria: My mom has kept my bedroom at her house almost exactly the same as it was when I was in high school, and somewhere in there I still have old X wallscrolls and Sailor Moon posters and CLAMP chess piece sets that I bought specifically for Tokyo Babylon. I was a nut for a lot of the same ones Sarah’s already mentioned.

Attack on Titan broke us. Sarah also failed to mention that we’ve started watched Free! because how can we not watch an anime about a bunch of boys who like to swim?

Sarah: Uh! “Failed”! Geez, what a harsh critic.

5- Dance in Shadow and Whisper has an ending that let my jaw fall to the floor. There has to be another book! Do you have it planned already and if so, will good things happen to Kali?

Sarah: Eheheheh. The second book is already finished! I’ve revised the first draft and Victoria’s in the process of her read-through. Then, it’s one more revision before we send the manuscript to our critique partners. The cover is about 80% done already and shouldn’t take much longer. We’re aiming for the release to be in August, early September at the latest!

Hm, I suppose you could say Kali still has some surprises in store, and she’s not the only one!

Victoria: There will be good and bad! We’re so excited for you to read and see what comes next for Team Kali, so just hang on tight!

Dance in Shadow and Whisper

Dance in Shadow and Whisper

Book 1 of The Marionettes of Myth Saga

Kali unexpectedly discovers on her first day of human high school that she’s forbidden to eat or partake of the toilet during class time, the assigned history and species books look best on the shelves of popular fiction, and the boy she’s watching over is definitely a reincarnated war lord.

The highest powers of Kali’s people and the highest powers of Yuuhi’s people, irreconcilable enemies, designated them to find proof that Jason is, in fact, the reincarnated Ares.

All Yuuhi sees in Jason is the typical scrawny, socially inept emo kid dressed in conflicting shades of black. But Kali sees that Jason’s shadow is bigger than he is, and if the powers of Yuuhi’s people find out, Jason won’t be human much longer.

The desire to protect him from an unexpected visitor brings out her most dangerous sides. Something’s changing in her, something she can’t control, and she’s not afraid of Jason mutating into a creature of the shadows more than she’s afraid she’s becoming something even worse.

And the highest powers will be watching her.

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My chest tightened with a deep breath of preparation. I stared at the front door handle, simple brass and weathered from its once gossamer brilliance, the tread of my boots planted against the new carpet, the back of my neck tingling with sweat.

This whole mission was a joke.

I was the joke.

There must have been so many others much more capable than me, others who could handle the foreign outside world. Damn it, I was lucky if I could handle silencing an incoming call on my brother’s cellular telephone gadget.

The doorbell chimed. A disarming melody lulled throughout the house but echoed shrilly in my brain.

It was too late now.

My arm lifted, but my moist palm stopped just short of the sweeping grin of the handle when I saw how my fingers quivered. I hadn’t noticed until then.

There was no reason to be afraid—concerned, perhaps, for my personal wellbeing, but afraid? No. Certainly not. If I had to, I could hole-punch this guy through the chest with my fist if he gave me the right justification.

My fingers clamped the cool handle and twisted. The door popped open. The fresh, crisp light of early morning flooded the hallway.

There he stood, the embodiment of my fear and apprehension and sweaty palms. He stood nearly half a foot over me, tall for something that had once been human, but his skin was so white that he could pass more for a glow stick than any human I’d ever seen. His eyebrows raised above the rims of his aviator sunglasses as he regarded me with eyes so sinister and evil and diabolical that I couldn’t see them behind the mirror lenses.

He must have been sensitive to sunlight.


“Kali?” he asked.

My lungs bloated with another deep breath.


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Authors’ bio:

Sarah and Victoria run the writing help blog Keyboard Smash Writers on both Tumblr and Blogspot and are the authors of the YA urban fantasy “Marionettes of Myth” and NA “Monsters of Myth” companion series.

The two became friends through the early days of AOL chat rooms and Sailor Moon roleplay. They only officially met when Victoria came down from Pennsylvania to attend Sarah’s high school graduation in 2006, which was when the two crashed together upon first meeting in the airport and fell to the floor for everyone to see. Suffice to say Sarah and Victoria’s faces were very red.

Sharing two halves of the same mind has made writing together easier than writing separately, and when characters do things that ruin the lives of the authors, the sympathetic shoulder to cry on helps. Sort of.

Sarah and Victoria have a penchant for characters that supersede gender roles and expectations, and also characters of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Mythology of the world is a guaranteed way to get their salivation glands going.

Their ultimate dream is to make readers suffer as they have at the hands of their characters.

Blitz: Lost by M. Lathan + GIVEAWAY!


Lost by M. Lathan
Series: Hidden, #2
Publication date: June 20th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal


“Three months ago, Christine Grant found herself, her love, and impossible friends, while losing the memories of the biggest piece of her past.
Now, her powers are spinning out of control and must be tamed by the woman who saved the world, the same woman Christine is predicted to kill in less than a month.
Wanting to punish catty girls was just the beginning. It’s only a matter of time before she discovers that the world is not as safe from her as she hoped it was.”

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Fear stole my breath as I plummeted into frigid water. I flailed my arms and legs, uselessly trying to swim against the current. The haunting voice of a child sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” as I sank deeper.

I fought my way to the surface only to be taken again. The little girl droned, “And the rockets’ red glare,” as water rushed into my lungs.

I wasn’t alone. A blurry figure struggled near me, both of us sinking, drowning in red tinted water. Blood. It swirled with the suffocating blue, an inescapable villain dragging us deeper and deeper.

We were two helpless bodies adrift in a world with no air or hope, no chance of survival. The white lights glowing beneath us looked welcoming and safe. The figure gave in. Its lifeless body sank towards the lights as the little girl sang, “And the home of the brave.”

Chapter One

I woke up, pouring sweat, in Nathan’s bed.

With his eyes closed and mouth open, he rolled away and yanked the blanket off of me, attending to my needs in his sleep. I shrugged off the creepy dream of me drowning. Over the last three months, I’d dreamed plenty of things that hadn’t happened. Nate had held me underwater in the pool earlier. I was sure that moment had just followed me to sleep. The odds of it being a vision were low.

It had been almost two months since I stopped letting myself have them or use any of my powers. They were getting worse as I used them openly for little things. I would try to move something, and it wouldn’t just lift. It would slam into the wall before I felt it moving. I didn’t know mental powers could grow, develop even more than they already were. They were getting faster, stronger, and wilder, so I was back to suppressing them like I had at St. Catalina. Life was simpler that way, normal. Or as normal as living with three magical beings that should be extinct could get.

I closed my eyes to force myself back to sleep, and an angry snore rattled Nate’s throat. I reached on his nightstand for my phone. He wouldn’t be able to deny this one. Another series of snores ripped through the silent pool house just as I pressed record. I laughed, and he opened his eyes.

Smile, baby,” I said. He groaned and reached for the phone.

What are you doing?”

Oh, nothing. Just collecting evidence.”

He wrestled my new phone from my hands and held it out of my reach. “How do I stop the video?”

Like I’d tell you.”

He grunted and threw the phone to the foot of his bed. “That thing is too expensive to be so complicated,” he said.

It’s not complicated. It’s probably just made for humans and you’re-”

He grabbed me and wedged his fingers under my arms before I could tease him about the side of him that barks. “I’m what? What am I, Chris?” I squealed, flopping around in his arms like a dying fish.

Handsome!” I offered, to end the tickle attack.


Smart. Kind. Loving. Sexy!” He relaxed his fingers and slid them from my armpits to my back. “Which one did it?” I asked.

Sexy,” he whispered and kissed me. And that was really all it ever took to kick things off between us. Steamy kisses, roaming hands.

That was how we’d spent most of our time during our three-month-old relationship – in my bed, in his bed, in the common areas when we had the house to ourselves. I kept waiting for this to get old, his lips on mine, but every kiss felt like the first, and like I’d die if it were the last.


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Author’s Info


M. Lathan lives in San Antonio with her husband and mini-schnauzer. She enjoys writing and has a B.S. in Psych and a Masters in Counseling. Her passion is a blend of her two interests – creating new worlds and stocking them with crazy people. She enjoys reading anything with interesting characters and writing in front of a window while asking rhetorical questions … like her idol Carrie Bradshaw.

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Shine Not Burn Blitz + Giveaway!


Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey

Publication date: June 30th 2013

Genre: NA Romance


IT HAPPENED IN VEGAS. I can’t be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much. … Andie’s just days away from tying the knot, but there’s just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she’s already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won’t issue her a marriage license until it’s all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she’s going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she’s thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick … before her fiance finds out and everything she’s been working toward goes up in flames.
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Mini Interview

1. You started out writing in YA. What brought you over to New Adult?

I’ve been a reader of new adult titles even before they were called ‘new adult’. And I love the age group it covers. 18-30 years old is such a great time in life, isn’t it? I mean, it’s when you sow your wild oats, learn about yourself in the context of the whole world and not just your family and friends; it’s where you figure out who you’re going to be. The adult-formative years I guess you could call it. And the sex part is awesome too, I won’t lie. You can only get so sexy with a YA book, so as a writer, I have to hold back. In NA, I don’t have to do that. It can be passionate, raw, sometimes awkward and full of bad decisions, but it can be REAL. I guess that’s what I love about NA most … it’s raw and real.

2. What’s your favorite part of being a writer?

My readers. Hands down, it’s the readers. I get emails and messages every day from devoted fans, and I can’t express how much that means to me. There are readers out there who’ve set up book blogs just because they were so excited about my books, people who make it a point to promote my books on their Facebook pages and Twitter just because they want to share the reader-love, and whole families who are reading my series and discussing them at dinner. It just blows my mind that people would be so generous and so involved in my made-up worlds. Recently I had a fan dress as one of my characters at a comic con event. I also occasionally get a very heart-warming message about how my writing has changed someone’s life – caused them to finally start reading or to go to college. To me, that’s the sign of a life well-lived – that I’ve somehow inspired another person to reach for something they want in life that they thought they didn’t have a chance at having before.

3. What’s the most important element in a romance in your opinion?

A sexy guy. Seriously, he just needs to be sexy as hell, and that doesn’t mean sexy can’t come in different packages. For example, in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the MC, Ian, is very understated and shy, but man, he rocked my world. He reminds me a lot of my husband, actually. On the other hand you have your angsty fighters … guys who you’d never let into your world in real life but who are safe to fall for in books. Travis from Beautiful Disaster comes to mind. Boy, did he cause a lot of fuss in the reader world! Chemistry comes in all kinds of packages, which is awesome, but the chemistry has to be there or the book falls flat for me.

4. What kind of romances do you like to read?

The kind where bad boys are tamed by courageous girls. It’s really that simple for me. 🙂


Guest Post

I used to read constantly.  I never was without a book in my purse or backpack.  I’m a very fast reader, so I can read three full length novels in a day if I’m not doing much else.  And when I read, I cut off the outside world; I don’t hear or see anything else but the story when I’m reading.  It’s awesome to be in a mental reading cocoon like that!  Once I started writing, that stopped for a couple reasons: First of all, I don’t have the free time anymore; I write too much.  Second, I worried that other people’s words would seep into my own writing and influence it too much.  I’ve recently gone back to doing more reading just because I’ve missed it, but the problem is that now I’m a much more critical reader than I used to be.  I pick things apart and think about how I would have handled it, had I been the author.  I pick up on every single grammatical mistake and every awkward sentence.  I sometimes wish I could go back to being a reader like I used to be just so I could immerse myself in the story more. That is one of the few negative aspects of becoming a writer that no one tells you will happen, but it happens to everyone once they write enough.


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Author’s info


Elle Casey is a full-time writer of New Adult and Young Adult titles in several genres, including romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi dystopian, and action-adventure. She’s an American girl who’s been living in southern France with her husband and three children since 2010. She loves chatting with her readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

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