Friday, October 30, 2015

2015 Get Wicked with Entangled Blog Hop!

Happy Halloween!!!

And to celebrate, I'm participating in Entangled Blog Hop and giving away a physical copy of the books shown below. The winner can choose one book and it's open internationally as long as BookDepository ships to you!

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Blog Tour: Until I Met You by S.L. Scott

Until I Met You
by S.L. Scott
Release Date: October 23rd 2015
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Their love burned bright, white hot, and strikingly blue around the edges. 

Some thought them careless. 

Some thought them crazy. 

No one approved.

Taylor Barrett was looking for answers in a universe that had abandoned him.

Jude Boehler flooded her dark world with charisma and mystery, drawing everyone into her hurricane.

It was a most captivating of love affairs. They were shooting stars, meteors in the sky, colliding to create a spectacularly wonderful reckless romance, leaving them breathless and tethered. 

Their souls were exposed to the chaos, bare and vulnerable. Can these two star-crossed lovers survive the madness that is life?

“Do you want ice cream?”
She hit him with one surprise after another, and he replied, “It’s freezing out here. How about a coffee?”
“I don’t like coffee.”
“Wow, a New Yorker who doesn’t like coffee.” Taking her by the arm, he stopped her. “Are you going to tell me anything about yourself?”
“I just told you I don’t like coffee. That’s something.”
He sighed. “I’m serious, Jude.”
His emotional sigh was wearing on her and she gave him the most honest answer she could. “Not if I can get away with it.”
He looked into her blue eyes. Under a bright fluorescent light of a convenience store, he could see they were tinged in green with champagne centers. They were the most unique eyes he had ever seen. She was the most unique woman he had ever met. Now he felt bad for making her unhappy, so he broke his gaze away. “Fine. I’ll limit my questions.” And just to see her smile again, he said, “Ice cream it is.”
She jumped for joy. “I know a great place a few blocks from here.”
“Should we catch a cab?”
“No, I love the snow. It’s magical.”
Looking down the street and then back to her, he started wondering when he’d stopped seeing magic in the world. He could probably guess, but he didn’t want to think about that time.

A half hour later, his hands were frozen but he still found himself eating pistachio ice cream with Jude for dinner. He bought the treats and joined her at a booth where she was contentedly licking her rocky road. As soon as he sat down, she asked, “I think you can tell everything you need to know about a person by their favorite ice cream flavor.”

S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. 

Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.

Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. 

Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FFBC: Welcome to the club, Gabriel (The Styclar Saga #2) by Nikki Kelly

Gabriel (The Styclar Saga #2)
by Nikki Kelly
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 27th 2015
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The handsome Angel from Lailah gets center stage in this continuation of Wattpad sensation Nikki Kelly’s romantic and action-packed series about mortals, vampires, and angels.

Gabriel is an Angel Descendant. He's also an ally to a generation of vampires who want to break away from the demon who controls them. His faith in the power of good over evil wavers, however, when he discovers that Lailah, the woman he considers his only true love, may be both angel and demon. Is their love enough to overcome the dark forces who are ready to go to war with Gabriel, the vampire Jonah, and the angel and vampire forces? And can Gabriel compete with Jonah, who is also in love with Lailah?

Once again, Nikki Kelly looks deeply into the heart and soul of good and evil to create a romantic, action-packed reading adventure.

Hello Nikki! Welcome Back! We are super excited to have you in our FFBC tours again!

Thank you so much for having me second time around!! I can’t believe that it’s been a whole year already! 

Could you tell us about where Gabriel picks up without giving away any spoilers?

After the Prologue and the Introduction, Chapter One picks up in the exact same place and time that LAILAH left off. Still told from Lailah’s point of view, Book2 is a continuation of her journey, and all the cast are back ready to go on it with her! 

Is there a specific scene that you had the most fun to write?

Gosh! So hard to answer this question without giving away spoilers! Let’s just say that whenever a certain Vamp is nearby, I always have fun bringing him to life on the page! 

When writing a sequel in a series, do you have to go back and re-read the 1st book?

By the time your novel is in print, I can promise you, you’ll have read every page a bazillion times, so the need to go back and re read isn’t really necessary. That said, it doesn’t hurt to have a quick skim as a refresher! 

Is there anything about writing that still surprises you after publishing your second book?

I guess the thing that still surprises me most is the characters… One minute, I’ll feel pretty sure where a scene is going to go, and then puff! a character will appear, start talking, and change everything! -- As an FYI Jonah tends to be that character!

Is there a specific routine you follow when you sit down to write?

Yes, and a simple one…

Boil kettle…

Brew a pot of tea…

Listen to atmospheric music while gathering the cookies…

Check stock levels of secret sweetie stash…

Annddddddddd Write!

Do you have a favorite fan moment?

Yes, when a fan from New York, who began reading LAILAH when the story was very first serialized, flew out to the Fierce Reads Tour in Seattle to meet me! We had been exchanging messages for a couple of years, so it was a real pleasure to finally give her a hug in person! 

What would you say is harder to write, the first line of a book or the last? 

Always the last, and that’s never been more true than for the final book!

What authors are auto-buys for you, other than Leigh Bardugo since I know how much of a fan of hers you are! 

Hee hee! You know me so well sweetie! I do LOVE Leigh Bardugo! Authors like Martina Boone, Genn Albin, Marissa Meyer, Lori Goldstein, Becca Fitzpatrick, Charlaine Harris, Ann Aguirre, Mary Pearson, all auto-buys of mine!

Favorite book of 2015?

Ruin and Rising 

Leigh Bardugo

What shows are you currently watching? Any shows other than Doctor Who ;) 

I’m always watching the American Office! Though now Netflix UK have removed it from their catalogue (you may have seen my twitter rant!) I may have to diversify!

Game Of Thrones, of course! And I recently discovered that Channel4 is showing FRASIER re runs first thing in the morning, when bubba has breakfast, so I’ve been watching that!

When writing the final book in the Styclar series, you did a bit of traveling. Can you share your experiences and how they were significant to the story? 

I went back to Neylis in the South of France, where I went to conduct research and write some of the first book. It was great to visit again, but this time I was there purely to write in the peace and quiet! I had mixed feelings as this time around, I was writing the last book, and bringing some of the characters stories to a final conclusion, rather than meeting them for the first time! **sobs! 

Anything we can know about book 3?


Thank you for participating in our FFBC Tours again Nikki, and well just for being you :D

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I was born and raised only minutes away from the chocolately scent of Cadbury World in Birmingham, England. So it will probably come as no surprise that when I'm not dreaming in Vampires & Angels, I dream in chocolate! For the past ten years I have lived in West London with my hubby and two dogs, Alfie - the Pug & Goose - the Chihuahua.
LAILAH is my debut novel, and first launched in serial form to wattpad, a readers & writers community. Within just 6months, LAILAH had over a million reads and thousands of comments and votes.
Since then, The Styclar Saga has gone on to pick up a traditional deal with Feiwel & Friends, and LAILAH, the first book in the series is due for release on October 7th 2014.
These days I spend my time balancing my amazing job of writing fantasy fiction, with my other, very important role of Chocolate Connoisseur. I like to multitask and do the two together. It makes me happy.