Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Cover Reveal: CALL SIGN KARMA by Jamie Rae

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS!!! Who's the lucky person who gets to reveal the most awesome book of all time?
THIS GIRL! *jumps up and down*

Okay, so ever since I found out this book was getting published, I've been DYING to get a copy.
No seriously. B&N now knows me as the crazy chick shoving credit cards at them, screaming "TAKE MY MONEY! JUST TAKE IT!" And as it turns out, they get REALLY MAD when you try to swipe your credit card on their employees' faces.
Well, sadly enough, Kensington Publishing isn't releasing it until Jan 2015, so until then I'll just have to settle for other, less awesome books.

Buuuut as luck would have it, I was asked to do the cover reveal for this oh-so-amazing book, so without further ado,  here it is in all its glory:

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Today is the cover reveal for CALL SIGN KARMA by debut author Jamie Rae. This book will be released January 5th, 2015. Be sure to check out the teasers and rafflecopter below.
 
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BOOK BLURB:

Love in the no-fly zone… Distraught over the loss of her brother in a fighter jet accident, Tinklee Pinkerton decides to follow in his footsteps and prove the tragedy wasn’t his fault. But when she’s chosen as the first woman to fly the Air Force’s F-35, her plan for a life that revolves around work is thrown off course by a handsome, mysterious stranger… Thanks to Locke’s seductive British accent, sweet nature, and one too many beers, Tink is soon inspired to throw caution to the wind and herself into his arms. She thinks maybe love can heal after all—until she discovers Locke is her superior officer. Tink has no problem risking her life in the air, but with everything on the line, is she brave enough to risk her heart on the ground? 

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I challenge you to find one person on earth who doesn't want to read a book about a kickass female fighter pilot. And if that person exists, they are really really boring or a total psychopath. Either way, I don't want to hear about it. I, for one, am definitely NOT that psychopath 'cause I really really REALLY want to read this story. And trust me when I say the writer of said wonderful story is the kindest, funniest, most talented woman to ever to walk this earth and you would be doing the world a huge disservice if you didn't follow her on twitter and add CALL SIGN KARMA to your Goodreads shelf.

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Author Information:

JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind--create stories with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they've finished reading. Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook, though she will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren't pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck! In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues.

 AUTHOR LINKS:
Website: https://www.jamieraewrites.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/JamieRaeAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamieRaeWrites
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8295257.Jamie_Rae   Blogger Button

Friday, 12 September 2014

Cover reveal: WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS

Hi guys,

Today, I'm squeefully excited to be a part of the cover reveal for my ridiculously talented CP Stacy Stokes!

I was one of the lucky people who got to read her MS before Month9Books picked it up and I can honestly say, without a doubt, it's one if the best stories I've ever read.

So...without further ado....here's the fabulous new cover for WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS:



Title: Where the Staircase Ends
Publication date:  April 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Stacy Stokes

Beautiful isn't it? Do you love it? Do ya do ya do ya?

Well, if you love it, you're also gonna love the book blurb:

"After her best friend orchestrates the lie that destroys her reputation, Taylor wants more than anything to disappear from her life. But when an accident turns this unspoken wish into reality, instead of an angel-filled afterlife, Taylor must climb a seemingly endless staircase into the sky.

Instead of going up, the journey plunges her into the past. As she unravels the mystery behind her friend’s betrayal, she must face the truth about life and find the strength to forgive the unforgivable -- unless the staircase breaks her first."


ABOUT STACY STOKES:



Stacy Stokes attended the University of Texas at Austin and The Wharton School of Business.  She grew up in Dallas, TX, and currently lives in San Francisco with her husband.  WHERE THE STAIRCASE ENDS is her first novel.

Connect with the Author:  Website Twitter |

 SQUEEEEEE!!! I'm so excited for this book! Please add it to your Goodreads shelf and buy it when it comes out. I PROMISE you you won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

LITTLE MISS EVIL COVER REVEAL!!!

YIPPEE!!! It's here it's here it's here!

Our cover is officially out and we have a new author website. Check it out here:

kristyandbryce.com

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Blog Tour: Our Writing Process

This week, we've been tagged by the amazing Marie Langager for the Writing Process blog tour. Marie is a YA science fiction & fantasy writer and her book "Beyond Our Stars" is out from Bloomsbury Spark. You can be buy her awesome book here and stalk her on her blog here: www.marielangager.com

To participate in this blog tour, we need to answer four questions about our writing process. 

1)     What am I working on?


"Hall Monitors". It's a MG buddy-cop story about two middle school kids, Chloe and Andy, who get partnered up as hall monitors. Andy dreams of being a real-life action hero, but his rule-breaking partner Chloe couldn't care less. But when a pair of real-life criminals attempt to break into the school during a stake-out, Andy and Chloe find themselves in the middle of a deadly robbery plot. Andy must figure out how to work with the reluctant Chloe and become the action hero he’s always dreamed about before the bad guys rip them to shreds.

2)     How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Our stories all have snarky, quirky characters who view the world in a very strange way. This allows them to get into some sticky situations so we can sit back, point at them, and laugh.

3)     Why do I write what I do?

We like making people laugh and we have fun doing it together. 

4)     How does your writing process work?

Basically, Bryce just bangs his head on the table and I just scream at the page until the story writes itself. Easy Peasy. 

Wait, what did you say? That's not how writing works? Okay, fine. 

We actually do a lot of ping-ponging back and forth. Since we're huge engineering nerds by day, we like to plot the heck out of everything. Plotting is key to getting our scenes right, but we also spend a lot of time figuring out what makes our characters tick. After we figure out the plot and characters, Bryce writes a skeletal first draft, then I fill in the details and polish. This involves a lot of crying, self-loathing, and bashing our heads against the wall until the thing somewhat resembles a readable manuscript. 

That's it! 

We'd love to hear about your writing process, so tell us about it in the comments below.

Monday, 21 April 2014

COVER REVEAL: DIVINITY by Michelle L. Johnson

Today, I'm super excited to reveal the cover of Michelle L. Johnson's new release, DIVINITY (Spencer Hill Press/Sep 2014)!

Check out the story blurb:
"When Julia climbs into a flaming car to save a trapped child, she's left wondering why either of them survived. Then she learns that her father is the Archangel Gabriel, and that she is half human, half Archangel. With guidance from Michael, the most powerful Archangel, Julia sets out to discover her own history and explore her angelic powers. But her journey is cut short when an evil force, invisible to human and angel alike, tears her world apart.
Now Julia must fight through her despair, harness her newfound gifts, and risk her very soul to stop the A'nwel and protect the family she never knew she had. What she doesn't know is that Archangels have secrets too."
Archangels? Angelic powers? Fighting evil forces? Yes, yes, and HELL YES! I can't wait to get my hands on this book and read the ever loving crap out of it. 

And with a cover as awesome as this, how could I resist?


Seriously, this needs to be a poster in my room right the heck now. I've already marked the release date of September 23, 2014 and, in the meantime, I'm off to follow Michelle on Twitter at @MJsRetweet, and stalk her on her website at www.michelleljohnson.us.
No pressure or anything...but please MARK YOUR CALENDARS! This book is going to be EPIC!!!
 

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Review: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

Hi internet friends! Today, I'm super excited to review "Full Measures" by Rebecca Yarros!





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Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to single-handedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart. 

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbour, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare

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As soon as I saw the words "army brat" and "soldiers", I wanted to read the heck out of this book. Knowing that Rebecca is a military wife, I expected this story to be emotional and authentic, and this book did not disappoint.

While reading this book, I cried a lot, smiled a lot, swooned a lot, and then cried some more. I was basically an emotional wreck.


Like this, but with slightly less upper lip hair

I was so impressed that Rebecca was able to put me on such a wild emotional roller coaster without giving me the slightest bit of emotional whiplash. That's good stuff.

I was also impressed with the amazing characters. Holy crap. Ember and Josh have so much emotional depth, it's like the freaking grand canyon of feelings or something. Even though Ember had enough reasons to curl into a fetal ball and cry, she manages to pull herself together, stepping up to take care of her mother and siblings. Josh is perfect for her and I love the fact that he had a giant ass secret that I totally couldn't have predicted.  At first I thought Josh came out of nowhere, like some sort of convenient knight in shiny armour. But I was wrong. Once I read further, I was like "ooohh, that's why. It makes perfect sense now." So props to you, Rebecca, for your freakishly good characterization and plotting skills.

Okay, I know I must've said 'emotional' like twenty times in this review, but fuck, that's the awesome sauce this story's made of. It has ALL THE FEELS.

Anyhoo...one of my good friends is a military spouse, and I KNOW she's going to want to read the heck out of this book, so I'm off berate her about how good this story is.

What are you waiting for? Go buy it now!

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Measures-Entangled-Embrace-Rebecca-Yarros-ebook/dp/B00HY03FJM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390912490&sr=8-1&keywords=full+measures+rebecca+yarros

B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/full-measures-rebecca-yarros/1118164789


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Asian Authors Series Interview

Hi peeps! This week we're being interviewed on our shiny new friend V.T Bidania's blog.

Vong is a writer who lives in southern New Jersey with her husband and two little boys. She spends her days squeezing in writing and reading between driving her boys to and from school, soccer practices and games, and wherever else they need to go.

Isn't she awesome? Yeah, she's so awesome. And just look how cute her avatar is! Boop her nose! BOOP IT!!!