Thursday, January 31, 2013

Entwined Publishing Birthday Bash Scavenger Hunt G!veAway - Day 5

Welcome to the Entwined Publishing Birthday Bash!

We want to kick the party off right, and this is the fifth stop along the Scavenger Hunt. It is a ten day event and to find the answers to all of the questions, you’ll have to dig down in Entwined’s books to pull out the answers.

We do have a couple author questions and publishing questions along the way as well.

For more info, please visit Uniquely Moi Books for all the details and a full schedule of all the stops.

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All Entwined Publishing novels are on sale for only $.99 during this event!

Now, let’s talk prezzies!

There will be two winners. The EASY question will count as three points. The HARD question counts as five points. Choose your question wisely, as points will be added up!

The winner of the HARD questions will receive seven Entwined Publishing books, swag, and a $25 Gift Card of Choice.

The winner of the EASY questions will win four books of choice by Entwined Publishing, swag to go with them, and a $15 Gift card of choice.

16 year old Lacey was never the center of attention, unless she was tripping, stammering, or being deposited into a pool by the local popular kids. All she wanted was to fit in, until one night when everything changed.

Jade and Tasha, her two best friends, helped her create an online personality that was everything she wanted to be - and it was only the beginning. In doing so she attracted the attention of Henry, her lifelong crush and next door neighbor. Unfortunately it was Farrah, her online personality and not herself, he was interested in.

She also attracted Chase the brooding, quiet, anti-social new kid of Brownsburg High School, who easily figured out her secret and blackmailed her. They forged a friendship that was both unique and complicated.

Lacey must decide if revealing herself to Henry and her entire school as the cool, charming, and funny Farrah is worth possibly losing him forever, and she finds herself needing to make an even harder decision than she ever thought possible. When did the lines between truth and lies get so blurred?

Becoming a Butterfly is a story about coming of age and finding yourself when you never knew you were lost.
Today’s question comes from BECOMING A BUTTERFLY by Mia Castile.

Easy: What is the name of the personality Lacey and her friends create online?

Hard: What does Chase blackmail Lacey into helping him with?

Entwined Birthday Bash Scavenger Hunt Tour Schedule. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

UPDATE - Blog Tour: TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini


TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini

Hi there friends.

Sign-Ups are currently open for another stellar blog tour hosted by Lady Reader's Bookstuff Blog Tours. 
The book we're going to promote on this tour is TOUCHING THE SURFACE by Kimberly Sabatini.


Due to circumstance beyond my control, Kimberly's blog tour had to be cancelled. If you have already received the book for review and would still like to do so, please just email your link when it's complete and posted. 

Thank you and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The tour will run for four weeks:

February 4th - February 8th 
February 11th - February 15th 
February 18th - February 22 
February 25 - March 1st

There will be one stop per day and the tour will consist of Reviews, Guest Posts, Author Interviews, Playlist music and other random fun stuff. There will also be 3 prize packs given away as well as other awesome prezzies. One prize pack will be available for International Residents and the other two will be US only.
If you'd like to be considered to be a stop on this tour, first sign up as a tour host -> HERE. 

Then fill out the sign-up form -> HERE.

***Sign-ups are now closed. Thanks for your interest.***

There will be one stop per day and the tour will consist of Reviews, Guest Posts, Author Interviews, Playlist music and other random fun stuff. There will also be 3 prize packs given away as well as other awesome prezzies. One prize pack will be available for International Residents and the other two will be US only.

Once the blog hosts have been chosen and the tour schedule finalized, I will make a post announcing the details of the tour. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.

Thanks and I look forward to working with you!

Experience the afterlife in this lyrical, paranormal debut novel that will send your heart soaring.

Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives…

When Elliot dies for the third time, she knows this is her last shot. There are no fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed… and people she’s killed. 

As she pieces together the mistakes of her past, Elliot must earn the forgiveness of her best friend and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

Kimberly Sabatini is a former Special Education Teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom and a part-time dance instructor for three and four year old children. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and three boys. Kimberly writes Young Adult fiction and is represented by Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency.

TOUCHING THE SURFACE is her debut novel. (Simon Pulse – Simon & Schuster, October 30, 2012)fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed… and people she’s killed.
• "This gorgeous, lyrical read will sweep you away." --JESSICA VERDAY, bestselling author of THE HOLLOW trilogy

• "Soulful and inventive. A thoroughly original vision of what happens next." -DAISY WHITNEY, author of the MOCKINGBIRDS

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway - PLAYING HOOKY by Rita Webb

I am extremely excited to show you the phenomenal cover image for Rita Webb's upcoming novella. Let's take a looksie and be sure to tell me what you think in the comments.

Valentine’s Day.

And my 21st birthday.


Just another college day full of classes and more homework than is humanly possible.

…until Jason, my best-friend-since-kindergarten, shows up to take me out for the day.

Like old times: the two of us on a wacky adventure, playing hooky from real life. With his lopsided grin and tickets to a circus full of misfits and monsters, he introduces me to a whole new world—one full of magic and mystery—and turns my reality upside down.

Except nothing goes as planned, and we end up running through the city to find a missing siren before someone brews a love potion with her blood.

Sirens and love potions, witches and elves, and Valentine kisses. Nothing will be the same for me again.

Find PLAYING HOOKY on the following websites:

Find Author Rita Webb on the following websites:

One winner will receive a necklace with a metal Feather as a pendant (image shown below), an eBook copy of Transcendent, an eBook copy of Daughter of the Goddess, and an eBook copy of Playing Hooky.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

In contrary wise, what it is it wouldn't be and what it wouldn't be it would.. you see?

I would like to share with you, the recent events that happened in my own words. Before I begin, I only ask you to read and take what I say with an open mind. I’ve been trying to write this for days and everything I put down feels wrong. A simple mistake has led to far more than I ever could have imagined.

With that being said, I ask that my words not be misconstrued or taken out of context. I do not want these words to be criticized on social networks. I am well aware of all the “talk” that has been going on concerning this. Even if my name was never mentioned, we are not dumb to the fact that I screwed up. For this, I apologize, to everyone. I hurt people’s feelings by such a petty act of ignorance.

Now, my story:

I received the most precious gift from a friend. She wanted to gift me a lovely new design for my blog. And that is exactly what I received.

One evening while I was trying to prepare a blog post I realized that I didn’t have all of the font graphics that I needed to complete the post. My designer was incredibly busy, so I decided that while I wait, I could see what was available at Google Images for me to use in the meantime.

After a very short time of searching I found the word graphics I was looking for and all in the same font. Yay! I thought. This would be perfect until the others arrived. After finding the fonts, I then searched for block-quotes. There were hundreds and hundreds of them so I chose maybe four or five and decided I would then put them into a draft and practice working with them. Once I had it looking good, I did a quick copy and paste into the post I had made.

Approximately two weeks go by and I received a very concerned email from my designer. (This was on Jan. 22nd). Apparently, someone went to her and was claiming that the images that were in my blog post belonged to someone else and they wanted them taken out. The message that was sent was brief and not very detailed, which left me confused but still I did as she asked and removed the "said stolen" images. After doing so, I assumed the craziness was over. Welp, I was so very wrong. The supposed owner of the graphics in question was now accusing me of replacing the first "stolen" image with ANOTHER stolen image.

I found it best to pull my blog until I could get it all taken care of and fixed, and approved by the other party involved. My intentions were only to make my blog post look better. My actions were done out of lack of knowledge. I sincerely apologize to the blogger that these were taken from and I did remove all images as soon as I was notified.

This has stirred up so much hate and animosity towards me. If someone would have contacted me from the very beginning and asked me to take them down, I gladly would have. I’m left extremely embarrassed and didn’t mean to hurt the owner in any way.

I go to Google Images often, just like so many others do. Until this matter arose I had no idea that using those images were not legal. I also would like to stress again that if the owner of the graphics would've just asked me to take them down in the very beginning of this mess, I certainly would have. Nonetheless, the outcome has already been decided. I am basically being judged and given a guilty verdict without my story even being heard. Also, due to the mega drama and negativity surrounding me and the situation the blog tour involved in the mentioned post has been canceled.

I'm just hoping people will understand that I'm not this crazy, malicious person. Bottom line, under rules of copyright or trademark usage, she should have given me notice to cease and desist - if she wanted to be legal about it. Instead she is making me look like an evil, vicious individual that has no respect for others.

I fixed the issue in question as soon as it was brought to my attention, yet I am still getting tons of backlash and being like I've done nothing to rectify the situation. (Yes, even if my name is not mentioned in the owners post about me). The talk isn't just about the issue at hand, but me as a person, my credibility, my intentions, and what I represent as a whole. I really don't understand why I am still being harassed when I've corrected my mistake as soon as I learned of it. There is nothing else that I could possibly do.

I have shared my story with you, from my point of view. Now, I ask that you please take everything into consideration before judging me too harshly.

My apologies,

Friday, January 11, 2013

Review: SKID OUT by Ann Marie Frohoff + FIRST KISS ARC Sign-Ups End 1/15

Skid Out (Heavy Influence Trilogy, #0.5)

Title: SKID OUT (Heavy Influence, #1)
Author: Ann Marie Frohoff
Pub. Date: September 12, 2011
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 60

Find it: AmazonGoodreads, Website
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17 year old high school senior, Jake Masters, front man of a rising rock band, finds new interest in his younger freshman next door neighbor Alyssa Montgomery. Their relationship breaks hearts; stirs jealousy and band infighting. When they’re brought to new found awareness of body and soul, will rightful boundaries be crossed? Will the right decisions and choices, which are detrimental to the band and its future, be made through the haze of infatuation? Will Jake’s absences on the road lead to another filling his shoes? Jake and Alyssa’s lifelong friendships are strained and tested; secrets are kept, admitted and shared. Family bonds are broken, as others grow stronger. Who knew a first love could cause so many problems? Then again, in their eyes, there are no problems as long as they’re together. In the end, will his new found muse bring down everything he’s worked so hard to achieve or will she inspire positive creative change; that will carry him and his band to stardom.

Okay. So, we have the perfect mix here. Music, high school, California, hot guys -- (bad boys?) hot girls. (good girls?) What else could we ask for? 

In this brilliant novella we get a taste of teens loving music; maybe even getting the big break in the music industry that they have been waiting for. And all the while could there be romance blooming? Right next door. Alyssa is such a young girl for Jake's older eyes. Yet that isn't stopping his mind from thinking about her or his eyes from wanting to constantly look at her. Is this right? Both Jake and Alyssa ask themselves this question. Although, now that the seed has been planted, it certainly can't be dug up and tossed aside. 

Frohoff sets this trilogy up just right with this groovy novella. It's edgy enough for teens to love, mix in music and a possible love triangle in the California heat and who wouldn't want to check it out. On the plus side Frohoff is putting together a soundtrack that goes with each book in the series. Huzzah!

In my opinion this trilogy is going to be a fun ride with a sassy set of alternative punk tunes to go along with it. I can't wait for the next trip in Jake and Alyssa's adventure. If you haven't read SKID OUT... You are definitely missing out. 

"He looked through his fingers and caught me staring at him. I didn't move. Reaching over he touched my arm, tracing it with the tips of his fingers all the way to my hand and held it."



Ann Marie ("Annie") Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California.                                        As a teen and young adult she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast. She settled in Hollywood at 19 working in film and TV.

Soon her itch to keep moving took over again, taking her to Hawaii for a time and then back to LA.

Annie's edgy modern day "Walk The Line meets John Hughes Classics” debut novella, SKID OUT, has been completed, along with the first installment in her Trilogy. SKID OUT is the prequel novella to the HEAVY INFLUENCE TRILOGY.

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You've watched the teaser trailer (which is totally bad ass, right?!) So, don't tell me that you're not interested in what Jake and Alyssa are gettin' in to next. 

Please complete the form and let me know if you've read and reviewed SKID OUT already. If so, I'll need you to provide the link to your review. 

If you have not read it, please leave your email address so I can get a copy to you immediately. The deadline for FIRST KISS advanced copy sign-ups is 1/15.

As I said before we are looking at a tentative release date of 2/15 for bloggers to receive and review the ARCs. The official release date will be given with more information at a later date.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

20 Amazing Authors plus more than 100 of the Best Bloggers have joined together to bring you 1 Amazing Giveaway!

The winner will have the option of receiving one of three choices:

$199 in Paypal Cash (International)

$199 Gift Card (International)
 Kindle Fire HD (US Only)

This giveaway is sponsored by these Awesome Authors:

The Essence (The Pledge, #2)Alaina Claiborne (British Agent Novel #1)Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped OutUncontrollable (#2, Nature of Grace series)Hunted (The Guardian Legacy, #3)Cliffhanger (The Belinda & Bennett Mysteries, Book 1)I Was Here—Before You CameEverlostBlood OathReaper's Novice (Soul Collector  #1)BulletproofLancaster HouseTwo HalvesMurder on Potrero Hill (A Peyton Brooks' Mystery, #1)Bellyache: A Delicious TaleKill ShotSkid Out (Heavy Influence Trilogy, #0.5)Between (Crossroads Saga, #2)Dragon Stones: Book One of the Dragon Stone Saga (Dragon Stone Saga, #1)Rapunzel Untangled

Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International). Ends 1/31/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the authors. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Ends 1/31/13

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