Between the Stars and Sky by David James is out TODAY!!!

BETWEEN THE STARS
AND SKY IS OUT TODAY!

 

A note from the author: I’m so excited for
BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY to finally be released. This book is… different for
me. First, it’s a contemporary story. It’s real. It could happen. Writing
something like that was so different for me I wasn’t sure if I could do it. But
then I found these characters, and in Jackson and Sarah I found a place where I
loved to write. Second, this story. THIS STORY. I didn’t think I would get
through it. It’s one of those stories that is so big and so small and so
delicate and so IN YOUR FACE lovely and scary and sad and happy that I wasn’t
sure I could make it through this book alive. But again, THESE CHARACTERS. I
love them. And I love this story. It’s a minimalistic story, so there is very
little filler. Just words that mean something. To Jackson, the main character,
this is important. I took what was important to the characters and reflected
that in the way I told the story. This isn’t a long story, but it is a big one.
Complete with a crazy, scary dare, a secret game. A
test of bravery. A love story. Kisses. Betrayals. First loves. Second loves. Diverse loves. All kinds of loves. Life
and death.
 Fear and not. And
in the end, I’m not sure if this story wrote me, or I wrote it. I guess you’ll
find out. :)

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“Between the Stars and Sky is a vivid
contemporary novel from Young Adult author David James. Lyrical and deeply
romantic, Between the Stars and Sky is
a poetic and heart-stopping read for fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and
E. Lockhart.
 In the small, lakeside town of Huntington, the Firelight
Festival marks the end of summer. A time to laugh, to live, to love. And for
Jackson Grant, it is a chance to begin again. But there is a darker side to the
Firelight Festival, a deadly tradition known as the Firelight Fall. A secret game. A legendary lie. A test of
bravery.
 Those who fall
risk everything, and Jackson is on the edge. Until he meets a girl who pushes
him over. For Jackson, falling for Sarah Blake might be as dangerous as jumping
in the Firelight Fall. As summer burns away, Jackson and Sarah ignite an unstoppable
love game. For her, his heart is on fire. And soon, Sarah shows him life, saves
him from loss, and opens his heart to an infinite and wild love found between the stars and sky.”

David James writes books
about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF
THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the
companion novellas, THE WITCH’S CURSE and THE WARRIOR’S CODE. A Legend of the
Dreamer anthology, SHADES OF THE STARS, was released July 2013, and includes
the exclusive novella, THE ENCHANTER’S FIRE. The final book in the duet, SHADOW
OF THE SUN, will be released in 2015. BETWEEN THE STARS AND SKY is his first
contemporary novel for young adults. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to
coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. David enjoys bad movies, goofy
moments, and shivery nights. Also,
hipster glasses!

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Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampire 2) by Larissa Ione

 

Book II of The MoonBound Clan Vampires series

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 Title: Chained by Night

Author: Larissa Ione

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Pocket Books

Published: September 30, 2014

 

 

 

Synopsis:

THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE

Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation.To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL

But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

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~ Karen Ponders ~

In Chained by Night (MoonBound Vampire Clan #2), Larissa Ione weaves dynamic Urban Fantasy world-building and Native American lore to create a story which pumps new life into the vampire genre. Only Ione could successfully blend an epic tale of vampire clans, demonic trials and a heart pounding love story into a story of sacrifice, betrayal and redemption.

The story in Chained by Night takes place shortly after the close of Bound by Night (MoonBound Vampire Clan #1) in which the author introduces us to her creation of the vampire culture and a world that mirrors our own but with a unique twist that sets it apart. (See below for a review of that book)

The world that Larissa Ione has created is one where vampires in general are treated as wild animals; they are not classified as human beings and have no civil rights under the law. Most vampires are kept as slave labor by rich humans who have abused and betrayed their own humanity by keeping any being as a slave. In her first book Bound by Night, the author sets up the world; in Chained by Night, she expands on the world she has built. The human race portrayed so far has sunk to its lowest common denominator… there are no human beings I would want to associate with portrayed in the world Ione has created in her books.  Free vampires do exist and live in the ‘wild’ in clan communities. They are hunted like animals and they have prices on their heads.   With the exception of the MoonBound Clan, the ‘free’ vampires live in a savaged hard world, one not of their own making, so I can’t judge even the bad vampires too harshly; they are being hunted to extinction and no matter how long lived they are, it is only a matter of time before they disappear from the earth. Larissa Ione’s books are not just about vampires but serve as a commentary on the same social issues we deal with daily in our country as evidenced by the number of  people who are disenfranchised due to race, social status or economics.  In Ione’s books the world is not black and white, and sometimes grey is the color you have to be in order to survive.

At the heart of the book is a tale of duty versus love.  The leader of the MoonBound Clan is Hunter who is devoted to his people and his devotion has led him to agree to mate the daughter of an enemy clan.  The daughter of the enemy clan is  spoiled and heartless, a woman who had been denied nothing because of her strength and position in her father’s clan.  Her deformed twin comes along to be her decoy during her wedding serving as a sacrificial lamb in the event the enemy human or enemy vampires should strike. The tale that Ione spins pitting Hunter’s obligation to seek peace against his own selfish desires is one that tore at my heart.  In the end Hunter has to make a choice.  Is he willing to make peace for the good of all the people in his clan. . . or is he willing to sacrifice all for the love of one woman?

As with all of Ione’s books the characters, even the minor ones are completely fleshed out so that I, as the reader, had a complete experience of being immersed in the world and culture she created.   Everyone from the youngest vampire to the oldest matters and contributes to the whole of the community.  It is the strong sense of community in this book which just makes me want to read more in this series.

Advanced Uncorrected Proof was provided by the publisher.

 

~ Read Karen’s Review ~

Bound by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires Book 1) 

 

About the Author

About the Author

Larissa IoneAir Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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Release Day Launch * ALL THINGS PRETTY by M. Leighton * Excerpt * GIVEAWAY

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for M. Leighton’s ALL THINGS PRETTY! ALL THINGS PRETTY is a Contemporary Adult Romance and the third novel in M. Leighton’s Pretty Series.

Sig’s book is here!!!

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Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me. Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut. I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours. Days, maybe. But I can’t. We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?”

“I did. Thank you. This was so good for him.”

“And you.”

“And me,” she concedes.

“You can be the real you around me anytime. I won’t tell a soul.”

“So you prefer this?”

“Oh, hell yeah! I don’t need glamorous. Or proper.”

“I’m not proper.”

“You forget that I heard your…expressiveness that day on the side of the road. And it didn’t consist of ‘darn’ or ‘golly gee’. But I haven’t heard anything like that come out of your mouth since then.”

“Ladies aren’t supposed to talk that way, according to Lance.”

“I don’t want a lady. I want a woman. One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.” I take a step closer. I can’t help myself. Her scent draws me in. Even covered in mud, she smells like sexy sunshine. “I want the woman who kisses like she’s on fire and makes me feel like I’m the only one who can put her out.”

“Sig,” she begins.

I break in to cut her off. I know her objections. And I know how much I don’t want to hear them. “I’m just being honest. I’m not even touching you.”

Her eyes are glued to mine, a damn near irresistible gravity pulling us together. “It’s not like you can anyway. I mean, we’re in public. With my little brother. What could you possibly touch?”

I reach down and smear my hand in mud. With her eyes locked on mine, I reach between us and flatten my palm on her chest, right over her heart. “This. I’d touch this.”

 

ALL THINGS PRETTY Synopsis:

Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?

 

Author PhotoM. Leighton Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

A note from M. Leighton: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I’m convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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Release Day Blitz * THE RESOLUTION OF CALLIE &KAYDEN by Jessica Sorensen * GIVEAWAY

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Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen and her new book THE RESOLUTION OF CALLIE AND KAYDEN!

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Synopsis

Things are going good for Callie and Kayden. They’re still dealing with their past and the pain connected to it, but for the most part they’ve moved on. The biggest decision they have at the moment is what they want to do with their lives in the future.

Eventually, though, the past catches up with them and they’re left facing tough choices. But Callie and Kayden learn that as long as they have each other, they can make it through just about anything. And in the end, they discover what they really want out of life.

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“She’s just being nice,” Kayden says gazing down at me. His hair is ruffled and his jawline is scruffy and he looks so happy. “And it’s nice… that she wants to be so nice… it could be worse than an overnice mother.”

“Yeah, I know.” I sigh, knowing he’s right, that it could be worse, that I could have a mother like his mother. “I just wish she’d be just a little bit less embarrassing.” I raise my hand and make a pinching gesture with my fingers. “Maybe just a teeny tiny bit.”

“Yeah, I doubt that’s ever going to happen.” Kayden slips his shirt off and chucks it aside. His jeans ride low on his hips, giving me a view of his abs and chest that is crisscrossed with scars. “I did find it funny when she kept cracking jokes all through dinner about how she thinks we’re going to end up getting married.” He kneels down on the mattress, nudging my knees open with his knees until I spread open my legs for him.

“Oh God.” Shaking my head, I cover my face with my hands. “I’m glad you find it funny because I’m sure most guys would be running for their lives.”

The mattresses moves as he leans over me and puts a hand on each side of my head. I crack my fingers apart and look at him. He’s been so much happier since he put the past behind him. He seems to breathe freer, smile more, and it’s probably the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seen. “Well, just make sure you really want this,” I say as he moves one of my hands away from my eyes. “Because you still have time to run.”

He shakes his head, his tongue slipping out of his mouth to wet his lips. “No running here,” he whispers in a raspy voice that I know only means one thing—he wants me. “Ever.” He moves my other hand away from my face then pins my arms above my head.

A while ago, the movement would have sent my heart soaring and not in a good way. But now… well, it freaking soars like a bird high up in the sky never wanting to return to land ever. It soars because it’s free. It soars for him.

“You want me,” I tease as he leans down to kiss me.

“You’re right,” he says. “And then I want to give you your present.”

“But you already gave me my present.” I pat my pocket where the tickets to the concert are that he gave me. He said it was for a redo of a night that should have been special, but he couldn’t give it to me then, but he was ready now to give me everything I deserve—his words not mine. My mom practically fainted when he said it. And me, well I think I fell in love with Kayden even more.

“Yeah, but that one was only the first part.” He kisses me, then softly bites my bottom lip before he leans back for air. “There’s more,” he breathes against my lips, coming in for another kiss. “But you have to wait.”

“Until when?” I wonder, my heart skipping a beat as his hands wander for the button of my jeans.

“Until we’re done with this.” He gives me a wicked smile as he flicks my button undone.

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AboutTheAuthorJessica SorensenThe New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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Cover Reveal * INSPIRE by Cora Carmack

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack’s INSPIRE!

INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

 

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About INSPIRE:

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

 

 

HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

 

 

 

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