Cover Reveal: The Truth of Things by @tashalharrison

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So excited to be doing my first cover reveal for Tasha L. Harrison! She’s been writing the kind of smut I’ve been missing in my life XD So I answered the call when she needed folks to spread her new cover to the world!

Without a moment’s hesitation….

“Where I come from, cops aren’t super heroes.”

Photojournalist and wedding photographer, Ava Marie Greene, doesn’t ever want to fall in love and not in the I-just-haven’t-met-right-man kinda way either. Ava is a hopeless romantic, but too much hurt and disappointment has her hiding behind the camera. Through her lens, she sees the truth of things, the difference between real and fantasy, and she thinks she has a good handle on it until she has a run-in with her friendly neighborhood policeman, Levi Raymond.

“Not all cops…”

A tad arrogant, and a bit of a cornball, Ava knows that this Levi could make her second-guess every thought she ever had about cops. She tries to make it clear to Officer Friendly that she doesn’t need saving, but he when Ava finds herself on the wrong side of the law, will he be the hero she needs or toe the “thin blue line?”


So those drooling over the cover, here are ways you can get the latest scoop on when it drops.  #TheTruthofThings pre-order goes live August 15th on Pronoun to support a September 5th release date. To get updates when it drops, follow her Author Page on Pronoun, or if you’re interested in getting an ARC copy for review, subscribe to her newsletter, or join Tasha’s FB group, The Filth Mob, they get first dibs.

I’m joining today, hope to see you there!

Ripped Pages Cover Reveal by M. Hollis @_mhollis

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Author: M. Hollis
Title: Ripped Pages
Genre: Fantasy Retelling
Publication Date: To be announced
Summary:

Princess Valentina lives a reasonably comfortable life, but after her mother’s death, her father gets tired of taking care of her and locks her in a tower. She spends years on her own, talking to the birds on her windowsill, and reading books with adventures she will never experience. Her plans of running away are usually left for another day because she knows the vast forest surrounding her tower is too dangerous to cross alone.

Until one day, another girl passes by on her horse and Valentina wonders if she’s finally brave enough to seize her chance of freedom.

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Squee! M. Hollis does it again with a f/f retelling of Rapunzel! Retellings are always super fun, having a story re-imagined and fresh for a current audience. I think it’s why they do so well =)

Don’t forget to click the link to add it to you Goodreads TBR list!

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STARSWEPT Cover Reveal @astralcolt @snowywingspub

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It’s cover reveal day for Starswept by Mary Fan! This sweeping YA sci-fi romance will be released on August 29 by Snowy Wings Publishing. The cover features photography by Roberto Falck, with graphic design by Streetlight Graphics.
As a SFF fan I’m always super excited to share a cover with a grl of color on it!!!!

Title: Starswept
Author: Mary Fan
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

My review:

Ah! I loved it! It was my first sci-fi romance(I usually more of a fantasy fan and all it’s sub-genres) and it brings me back to the days I really started taking reading more seriously(around 2013). Back then, it was like the best books with women of color were coming my way, so when I realized how rare it was to feature such, I had to enter the real world =(

There was something otherworldly about the book, even through it’s storytelling. I wish I had something to compare it to, because there’s honestly nothing like it that I’ve read before. Maybe I need to go outside my reading circle, because there may or not be a book similar, I just haven’t encountered it.

It was awesome to see a speculative fiction book give a lot of shine to the arts. I can’t help that as a PoC, I don’t really feel we’re always encouraged to flourish in artistic fields. Unfortunately it’s not always the practical field your parents want you to go into, so unless you come from a “dreamer” family, it’s not common to nourish artistic kids and teens.

I love young adult, but it also crosses into new adult territory sometimes(it’s my absolute favorite category btw). The MC’s name is Iris(which is so pretty btw!) and the way they weave being a musician into the worldbuilding of the story was awesome. It’s a very science fiction world(READ THE GLOSSARY FIRST, YOU’LL THANK ME) so I liked that it was softened a little by the romantic plot. The plot really starts when Iris encounters an Adryil boy(which is an alien race opposite of regular humans).

I’m trying to make the review as spoiler free as possible, so it’s hard bringing up everything without telling all the goods! But there’s plenty of drama and conflict to move a 400 page book along.

I loved that Iris was your everyday type heroine. Not that there’s anything wrong with a quote-unquote “perfect” heroine, but I could relate to not growing up with money, but always being creative =) It’s bizarre how good artistic people were in this book, but they never thought they were good enough, and always wanted to be better. Its good to know living in the future really doesn’t change that feeling of inadequacy in artists(mainly musicians and dancers in this books case) and everyone’s still relatable despite that aspect.

I also love how Iris is front and center on the cover in a beautiful cascade of space colors(the cover reveal’s tomorrow, so y’all gonna have to find out what it looks like then) and stars. It really fits the feel of the book, and that’s an insta-buy for me when an girl of color is on a book =)

Overall, if you like YA, romance and science fiction and want to see all three blended REALLY well, take a chance on this book. I should mention I read it in an 8 hr span, and I rarely do that unless it’s an audiobook. So that says a lot about the way I enjoyed it(and I’d enjoy it even more if it eventually goes into audiobook, wink-wink ;p)

~Guin

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Some melodies reach across the stars.

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books. She is the author of the Jane Colt space opera trilogy, the Firedragon YA dystopia/fantasy novellas, and the Fated Stars YA high fantasy novellas. She’s also the co-editor of the Brave New Girls YA sci-fi anthologies, which are dedicated to encouraging girls to enter STEM careers and raising money for the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.

Find her online at www.MaryFan.com.

Twitter: @astralcolt
Instagram: @astralcolt

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F*THS series free this week! Plus free Books from 68 Romance Authors presented by @lovekissedbooks

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Welcome to the April FREE For All & Giveaway Event

April 2-6, 2017!

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Thank you for being loyal readers! To show their appreciation, your favorite authors have come together to offer a book for FREE. Download one or all. Maybe you’ll find your next favorite author.

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BRAVE NEW GIRLS Cover Reveal @astralcolt @TClosser

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Today, I’m revealing the cover and story line-up for
BRAVE NEW GIRLS: STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE AND SCHEME, coming August 2017!
This YA sci-fi anthology (edited by sci-fi authors Paige Daniels and Mary Fan) features
stories about girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)… Girls
who engineer, tinker, hack, and more, using their smarts to save the day. It’s
got space operas, sci-fi mysteries, steampunk, cyberpunk, all kinds of punk! Proceeds from sales of the anthology will be donated to the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.
And without further ado, here’s the cover!
Stories in the anthology (in alphabetical order by title):
The 17th Quadrennial Intergalactic Neo-Cultural Expo and
Science Fair by Jeanne Kramer-Smyth
The Adventure of the Brass Lamp by Margaret Curelas
Arch Nemesis by Jamie
Krakover
The Babysitting Job: A Robot Repair Girl Adventure by Josh Pritchett
The Case of the Missing Sherlock by Mary Fan
Chasing the Copper Dragon by Karissa Laurel
Circus in the Sky by
Lisa Toohey
Dangerous Territory by
Holly Schofield
The Experimental Bug – First Test by Jelani-Akin Parham
Hack by Evangeline
Jennings
In a Whole New Light by
Michelle Leonard
The Last Android by
Paige Daniels
Let Androids Eat Cake by
Meg Merriet
The Maker’s Handbook by
George Ebey
The Non-Existence of Gravity by Steph Bennion
Nova by Stephen Landry
Our Very Respected and Always Benevolent Leader by Kay Dominguez
Scilla’s Monster by
Elisha Betts
Skyris by A.A.
Jankiewicz
Sweet Emotion by Bryna
Butler
The Swiss Cheese Model by
Eric Bakutis
The Verne Shot by
Brandon Draga

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Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme is the second volume of the Brave New Girls anthology series. The first, Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets was released in June 2015 and has so far raised thousands of dollars for the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship fund. Find it on Amazon.

ABOUT THE EDITORS

Paige Daniels is the pen name of Tina Closser. By day she works as an Electrical Engineer and Mom mushing her kids from gymnastics and violin practice. After the kids go to bed, she rocks out with her headphones turned to eleven and cranks out books. She is an uber science geek. If she wasn’t married to the most terrific guy in the world, she would be a groupie for Adam Baldwin. Her books include Non-Compliance: The Sector, Non-Compliance: The Transition, and Non-Compliance: Equilibrium.

Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books—a habit she began as soon as she could pick up a pencil. And what stories she has! Currently, she has three series in progress and likes to think that she has even more in her bag. Her books include the Jane Colt trilogy, the Firedragon novellas, and the Fated Stars novellas.

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Check out the For the Love of Books Giveaway 2/12-2/20!

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Check out the For the Love of Books Giveaway 2/12-2/20!

Over 20 Romance Authors…

These authors have come together to offer you a quick, convenient way to get to know them, their new releases, and special deals…all in one place!

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Cover Reveal: Cheerleaders from Planet X by Lyssa Chiavari

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Today I’m so excited to help reveal the cover and title for Lyssa Chiavari’s upcoming f/f sci-fi novel, releasing March 28 from The Kraken Collective. Are you ready to learn more about this tropey, quirky and fun book? Check out the cover and synopsis below!

Title: Cheerleaders From Planet X
Author: Lyssa Chiavari
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction
Publisher: The Kraken Collective
Release date: March 28, 2017

Aliens are among us. And humanity’s only hope just happens to carry pom-poms.

Laura Clark thought she was just your average college freshman—until the day she saw a cheerleader on a skateboard get into a superhuman brawl with a lightning-wielding stranger in a trenchcoat. And the weirdest thing of all? Nobody else saw it happen. Nobody, that is, except the beautiful but standoffish Shailene, one of the mysterious (and possibly super-powered) cheerleaders from Laura’s rival school, Bayview University.

When girls start disappearing all over the City, Laura suddenly realizes that she may have seen more than she should. And if she wants to keep from disappearing herself, she needs to find some answers. But though Laura can’t shake the feeling that they’re somehow connected, Shailene is more than a little reluctant to share her secrets. With strange, bug-like creatures and a sinister man in a dark coat stalking her every step, Laura will have to uncover the truth fast if she wants to survive.

The fate of the planet just might hang in the balance.

A tongue-in-cheek cross between Marvel comics and Space Invaders, Cheerleaders from Planet X is a zany, quirky and snark-filled send-up of just about every sci-fi trope known to humankind—with 100% more lesbians. Add it to your Goodreads list here!

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Keep the Faith Blog Tour by Ana Tejano

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Book Title: Keep the Faith

Release Date: July 31, 2016

Author: Ana Tejano

About the Book:

As a community development worker, Faith was quite familiar with heartbreak and recovery after all the time she spent on disaster relief missions. So when her five-year relationship ends right before she left for a mission trip to a typhoon-stricken town in Iloilo, she tries not to make a big deal out of it. How can she be broken up about a breakup when she’s with people who literally lost everything?

But now that she’s back, all Faith wants is for her life to go back to normal and have people stop looking at her with pity. Never mind that she still has a lot of questions about the breakup, or that she feels a tiny ache every time her ex comes up in conversations. She’s okay now, and happily distracted by Nico Tamayo, the attractive new guy at work.

With new possibilities in the horizon, Faith thinks she is well on her way to moving on. But when her past comes calling back to her, will all the good things in her present be enough to keep her on the path? Or will she finally learn that there was more to heartbreak and recovery than what she knows?

Links to Purchase:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31228888-keep-the-faith

About the Author:

Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a communications manager for a payroll outsourcing firm, and serves in CFC Singles for Christ in every other time that she doesn’t spend reading or sleeping. She lives in Metro Manila and is also known by another name in her other circles (but it’s not a secret identity, really).

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“Hi.”

I froze at the sound of that now all-too-familiar deep voice—now less sleepy—and my panic gave way to anger. I turned around slowly.

Nico’s expression was friendly, oblivious to my seething. “I just want to say sorry for sleeping on your desk. Alvin told me you were coming back but I thought it wasn’t until Monday so I didn’t transfer immediately.”

“Did you touch anything here?” I pointed to my cubicle’s walls, ignoring his apology.

“Huh?”

“You’ve been using my desk since you got here. Did you remove anything?”

He shook his head, his messy hair flopping on his forehead. He brushed it away with a hand. “No. Why would I remove anything? I only sleep at other people’s desks, but I don’t take anything.” He gave me a cheeky grin at the last part, an attempt to make a joke, but I was too worked up to play along.

“Then what happened to my pictures, huh?”

“What pictures?”

I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I turned, and there was April, holding out a small paper bag. “Hey. I almost forgot to give you this.”

“April, do you know—”

“I heard you. They’re in the bag,” she interrupted gently. “I took your pictures down, okay? It’s not Nico’s fault. He didn’t even see them.”

I took the bag from her and peeked inside, and found the smiling face of my ex-boyfriend looking at me, beside my own. I was unprepared for the stab of pain when I saw our matching grins, remembering exactly when that photo was taken (second year anniversary, right after he took me out to dinner).

“I thought it would help if I cleaned it up when you told me what happened. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you.” She squeezed my arm, and left to answer her phone that started ringing again.

Squashing the urge to sort through the photos and memories, I shoved the paper bag in my bottom drawer, shutting the drawer with a loud click. When I looked up, I saw that Nico was gazing at me intently, and my face burned with shame again. Twice now. I can’t seem to get off on the right foot with this guy.

“I told you I didn’t know about anything,” he said, amused.

Well thanks a lot for rubbing it in. “If you hadn’t been sleeping on my desk then I wouldn’t have asked you.”

“Didn’t you learn much from what you saw on my profile?”

“I wasn’t stalking you!”

A small line formed between his eyebrows as if I was a Math problem that he was trying to solve. I tried to stare back at him but his brown eyes were too intense. Then to my surprise—and frustration—I saw the beginnings of a smirk tug at the corner of his lips.

“Aren’t you going to say something?” I crossed my arms.

Then his lips stretched into a full-fledged smile, a dimple popping on his right cheek. “I’m sorry. I promise I won’t sleep on your desk again.”

“Good,” I said with a firm nod. Then I started to feel a little silly for my outburst, especially after he seemed so gracious. “I’m sorry, too.”

“Peace?” he asked, extending his right hand to me. I uncrossed my arms and looked at his hand warily before glancing up at him again. He was still smiling.

“Okay,” I said, just a little begrudgingly, and reached out to shake his hand.

“My name is Nicolas, but everyone calls me Nico.”

“Hi, Nico,” I said, trying not to think of how warm his hand was. “I’m Faith. Faith Alvarez.” I let go of his hand. Too much hand-shaking was weird.

There was that dimple again. “I know.”

 

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New Release Follower Giveaway!! Hosted by @lovekissedsteam #IARTG #bookblast #kindle #giveaway

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Check out the January New Release Followers Giveaway 1/15-1/23!

Over 40 Romance Authors…

These authors have come together to offer you a quick, convenient way to get to know them, their new releases, and special deals…all in one place!

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Cover Reveal and $250 cash giveaway #booklover

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We are rearing for our first release of the year Lesson That Taught Love, our first book in that’s Contemporary Romance( traditional romance that isn’t New Adult) and its quite different from our normal style of writing, so we hope people like it!

But did you know we’re nearly complete with a second release? We just got the cover done for it, and it’s super pretty that we just had to share it!
But I’m Not a Robot does have a similar style to both our new book and New Adult books, as it’s inclusive with trans, bi, non-binary and religious diversity representation, so when it’s ready we also hope people like it!

Let me not forget to mention a chance to win some after-the-holiday money!

Feeling the pain after Christmas? Well, these amazing authors have joined together to bring you a $250 cash giveaway. If you’re international not to worry, you’ll receive the equivalent in whatever currency you need.

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