Sunday, 16 June 2013

So Many Reasons Why on sale!!  photo SMRWBIGSALE_zpsdd3459b8.jpg ** This book contains themes such as sexual abuse, drug use and language that make it suitable for a mature audience only.** Twenty year old Emma hasn’t left the house since she was attacked as a child. Now, with the impending release of her attacker from prison, Emma knows it’s more important than ever for her to regain control of her life. From her unrelenting nightmares, to her strained relationships, to her crippling agoraphobia, Emma feels as though her life is spiralling out of control. When her professor, Simon Anderson enters her life, Emma must deal with feelings she has never experienced before. Though both she and Simon know their relationship is bordering on inappropriate, neither of them are able to ignore the intense chemistry that is quickly developing between them. What was supposed to keep her mind off the attack has left her more confused than ever. When there are so many reasons why you shouldn’t be together, is simply being in love really enough?

Friday, 14 June 2013

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Cover Reveal
Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Title: Very Bad Things (#1 Briarcrest Academy)
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Expected release date: September 10, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Mature YA and NA
Cover Designed by: Toski Covey Photography and Sommer Stein from Perfect Pear, Model is Mariah Jane Scott
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Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect… Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her. When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.


About the Author Ilsa wrote her first work at the age of twelve when she penned a little ditty about a handsome prince who had no sense. Since then, she’s written plays, poems, and numerous short stories. Very Bad Things is her first full-length novel and part of a new series called Briarcrest Academy. She graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in English. After graduation, she directed plays, worked with autistic children, helped start a children’s clothing company, and eventually had a family. Now, she spends her days with two small kids and her Viking husband. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much coffee, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash. She loves to hear from fans and fellow avid readers. You can find her on Facebook and a soon to come author website.

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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Official release date for Incredible Beauty will be 2nd July, 2013. Below is the cover (and the NEW cover for SMRW!), and some excerpts. If you haven't read So Many Reasons Why, a little birdy has told me it will be on sale sometime before the release of the sequel, so keep an eye out for that.

(unedited and subject to change)

The blackness is terrifying. I so badly want to open my eyes, but I can't. My eyelids are so heavy it feels like they are made of lead, and every time I try to open them I can't. I strain to recognize the voices around me. I can hear them clearly. Someone is holding my hand. I try to concentrate. T...he smoothness of the skin, the slightly raised freckle on the side of the thumb and the unevenness of the nails.

It's Simon. He bites his nails when he gets nervous, something I am forever telling him off about. A tiny fragment of my anxiety disappears knowing he is here with me.

My heart starts pounding as I remember bean. I hope she's okay. I can't feel her moving, and at this stage I have no way of knowing whether she is still inside me, or even alive. I try to squeeze Simon's hand, but again, I can't. Instead, I concentrate on the sound of him inhaling and exhaling.
Something beeps continuously next to me, almost like a ticking clock, but louder. Something hard and uncomfortable is wedged down my windpipe. It makes me feel like dry retching, but of course, I can't.

By now I've figured out I'm in hospital. The sounds of the machines, Simon's had grasped in mine, the distant chatter of other people, there is no other explanation. At least, not in my mind.

How long have I been like this? Hours? Days? Weeks?

I don't know, and it's the not knowing scares me, as does the fact that I am aware of what is going on, yet I can't communicate. Every few minutes I hear the vibration of his phone, the same vibration that wakes me up every morning just as his alarm is going off.

I wonder who he is texting? Is it Claire?