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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Cover Reveal of M. Leighton's Until I Break!

It gives me great pleasure to reveal this cover of M. Leighton's upcoming steamy novel I am waiting for with bated breath. Here is the cover reveal for Until I Break!

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Title: Until I Break (A Twisted Novel)
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: M. Leighton
Release date: May 14, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

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 Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control. And she doesn’t exist. Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with. Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. 

 Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare. When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be. Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her. The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.  

About The Author

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. 

Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Teaser!

The last teaser for A Summer to Remember which premieres next Friday. 

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I watched as Kris, the guitarist from Winter’s Regret, spoke with an attractive brunette who looked concerned. “I don’t like you spending so much time with her. She is a band member and that’s it. Don’t make it more than what it is. I can’t take you doing what you did to me again. I have to think about people other than myself and if we are going to get married then you have to take your responsibilities seriously.”
I tuned their conversation out because it was none of my business and moved to the opposite corner of the large balcony. Talia scared me as she touched m
I tuned their conversation out because it was none of my business and moved to the opposite corner of the large balcony. Talia scared me as she touched m shoulder and I turned around to face her.
“Hey, sweetie, what are you doing out here?” she questioned before she spotted the cigarette in my right hand. “Ah, you started up the dreaded habit again. What pushed you to start up again? The whole incident that happened between Paul and Ashley in Stamford?”
“You can say that.” I dragged from my cigarette and inhaled before I blew the smoke into the humid, Miami air. “So, your ears must be burning up…someone’s been talking about you.”
Talia snorted before she crossed her arms against her breasts. “Let me guess…that witch who is Kris’ fiancée? She can’t stand me and she’s jealous as hell but she’s been around the whole rock star life for a while now. She’s frightened of me, can you believe it?”
“Yes, I can believe it because it because you are one dangerous person and if Seth isn’t careful, he could easily lose you.”
“When hell freezes over maybe.” Her face dropped and suddenly looked concerned. “Listen, I may not know what I am talking about but…I got a tip from a gossip columnist here in Miami. She wouldn’t tell me much only to say that there is going to be something in the paper tomorrow that might interest you.”
My heart began to race in my chest as I stubbed my half-smoked cigarette out in a nearby ashtray. “Oh dear God—this doesn’t have anything to do with Ashley, does it?”
“I asked about that and the gossip columnist said that her name wasn’t mentioned in her story but that is all she would tell me. Perhaps…you better ask Paul about the skeletons in his closet. You have never wondered about what he did before the two of you got together? He was quite the player and he obviously has a few secrets he hasn’t told you.”
All the sudden I wasn’t in the partying mood.
“Thanks, sweetie. Listen, I’m tired and I think we should leave. I’ll see you tomorrow, okay?”
Talia nodded her head. “Get some rest. You’re gonna need it for tomorrow.”

To Be Continued... 

Unfortunately, to know what happened, you will just have to pick up a copy of the book on Friday, May 3rd! ;-) 

Falling Into Lust has officially premiered! Grab your copy today!


“I’m the girl you love to hate because I always get what I want…I wanted Kasper ‘Kaz’ Gillian, rock star god, alpha male supreme and vocalist for Scarlet Fever, one of the biggest rock and roll groups of our generation but what I got was a whole lot more. I couldn’t have known we’d eventually develop feelings for one another let alone our togetherness would last more than just one night…”

This is part one of Sydney and Kaz's journey from fan-girl and rock star to something deeper and more fulfilling than either one of them could have ever imagined...

The One More Night Trilogy is a Contemporary Romance set in the world of rock and roll:
Falling Into Lust
Falling Into Us (Coming May of 2013)
Falling Into Love (Coming June of 2013)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Yay! Falling Into Lust has premiered!

I feel like a brand new parent! My alter-ego has completed her first novella and it has premiered ladies and gents! It is the same price regardless where you get it from and I am just so happy I could cry! If rock and roll series are your idea of good reading and you love music as much as I do, if you are a fan of the massively talented Olivia Cunning, I really think you'll like this series!

I love music and I am a huge fan of all genres but I was a rock chick growing up and I have never forgotten my roots. Selene Chardou's ego allows me to write fun, New Adult contemporary romance without all the drama and angst I put into Elle Chardou's work. If you are looking for a light romance with some steamy love scenes then try it out. I've also listed the playlist too!

P.S. All the lyrics featured in the book which are supposed to be Scarlet Fever songs were written by yours truly. I used to write poetry so it wasn't hard and actually quite fun!

P.P.S. A purchase is huge points toward that Kindle Paperwhite I'm giving away and also, don't forget to leave review if you truly like it. I do read them when I get the time. ;-)

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“I’m the girl you love to hate because I always get what I want…I wanted Kasper ‘Kaz’ Gillian, rock star god, alpha male supreme and vocalist for Scarlet Fever, one of the biggest rock and roll groups of our generation but what I got was a whole lot more. I couldn’t have known we’d eventually develop feelings for one another let alone our togetherness would last more than just one night…”

This is part one of Sydney and Kaz's journey from fan-girl and rock star to something deeper and more fulfilling than either one of them could have ever imagined...

The One More Night Trilogy is a Contemporary Romance set in the world of rock and roll:
Falling Into Lust
Falling Into Us (Coming May of 2013)
Falling Into Love (Coming June of 2013)

Publisher’s Note: This is a novella length book of 32k or around 150 paperback pages. 

Although this is a three part trilogy, none of the novellas end with cliffhangers and each one is a journey into the lives of Sydney and Kaz before, during and after the Scarlet Fever World Tour.

Due to mature content, explicit language and adult situations, this novel is recommended for those 18+. 

Although this is a New Adult Contemporary Romance, all characters are over the age of twenty-one.

Falling Into Lust Playlist

“One More Night” - Maroon 5
“Stronger” – Thirty Seconds to Mars’ version (originally performed by Kanye West)
“The Dope Show” - Marilyn Manson
“Ava Adore” - The Smashing Pumpkins
“Closer” - Nine Inch Nails
“Ready to Go” - Republica
“6 Underground” - Sneaker Pimps
“Personal Jesus” - Depeche Mode
“Free Fallin’” - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"So Cruel" - U2
“Savin’ Me” - Nickelback
“Hurricane” - Sixty Seconds to Mars
“Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart” - Stone Temple Pilots
“Complicated” - Rihanna
“Love Bites” - Def Leppard
“Scar Tissue” - Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Darling Nikki” - Foo Fighters’ version (originally by Prince and the Revolution)
“Tonight I'm Fucking You” - Enrique Iglesias feat Ludacris
“Rock Star” - Nickelback
“Little Bad Girl” - David Guetta feat. Taio Cruz & Ludacris
“Digital Bath” - Deftones

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and happy reading!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The premiere of Nissa by Bethany Lopez!

Please join me in celebrating the Release Day Blitz for Bethany Lopez's YA Contemporary Fantasy, Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale.

At 900 years old, Nissa is finally ready to follow her mother's path and become the best Fairy Godmother she can. She’s not thrilled when her first assignment turns out to be a teenage human girl with self-esteem issues, but she knows she has to start somewhere. Her assignment has dealt with bullies since her freshman year and they haven’t let up. If Nissa can’t help her regain her self-confidence her future is bleak. To complicate matters Nissa experiences all the signs that she's met the being fated for her. This impossibility distracts her from her purpose. After all, fairies and humans aren't meant for each other. How can her heart believe otherwise? Can Nissa successfully complete her first assignment as a Fairy Godmother? Will the fates allow Nissa and Levi to be together? And even if they do, will Levi believe Nissa once she reveals the truth?

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Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult series. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her novels through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Teaser Book Blog 4/21 (Another Bonus)

Yet again, dear readers, you get two for the price of one! Falling into Lust from the One More Night Trilogy will be completed before the end of the week and uploaded to Amazon by Friday, April 25th. A Summer to Remember won't be released until the end of the month so without further ado, here are the teasers for this week!

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Ashley raised a perfectly manicured eyebrow before her blue eyes made direct contact with mine. “By the way, I would grill Paul very closely about the retreat in Stamford. I’m not one to spread gossip but let’s just say he wasn’t exactly on his best behavior.”
I swear at that moment I wanted to do something really ghetto like stand up and knock the crap out of that smug witch but since proper women didn’t behave like that, I smiled rather ingratiatingly and turned my head towards Talia and pretended she wasn’t there.
“What looks good for dessert?” I questioned my best friend.
“I know because it was the two of us getting busy underneath the sheets,” Ashley declared before she walked off with her cousin and turned to me at the last minute with a smirk on her face.
The lying witch. Paul wouldn’t touch her with a ten foot pole and she had to be telling me this just to get a reaction out of me but I refused to fall for the bait. That would have been too easy. However, I didn’t even have a quick, witty retort prepared therefore the WASP heiress still ended up having the last word and that pissed me off to no avail.
“Tell me you don’t believe a word of what she said,” Talia said in a low voice. “She’s lying and only trying to get a rise out of you. Paul isn’t that way and he would never hurt you.”
“I know,” I merely replied.
However an icy exterior had already started to form around a heart filled with a love so pure and true for Paul and I had already felt myself beginning to go numb. I wanted to have faith and believe the best of him but emotionally, I had already begun to prepare for the worst.

To be Continued...

So, before everyone thinks the worst of Paul, remember Ashley is no one to be trusted. That is all I will say about the situation above. Now, here is the excerpt for Falling into Lust...

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I hardly doubted he acted this way in a real relationship. Kaz and company was being paid mega-bucks to be nice to me and not “rock the boat” so to speak. He’d managed to keep that legendary temper of his in check and all I could think about was whether or not he was worth the time and energy of giving up my virginity to especially knowing what I knew.
Finally, I grabbed his hand and walked back inside with him. My behavior was childish and uncalled for and both of us knew it.
Syd, you think too much, an inner voice told me, and I wanted to knock that bitch out for interfering with a plan I had so carefully mastered. I knew what I wanted and ending up as another notch on Kaz’s belt wasn’t it. However, as soon as I took my seat next to my best friends who were bopping their heads to Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” I knew I was instantly in trouble.
“What the hell happened to you?” Faith wondered in an irritated tone. “Jeez, they were just getting warmed up with ‘Cock Tease’ and you had to ruin it because of course they had to be singing the song about you.”
“It wasn’t like that. I just needed some air…I think I had too much champagne,” I offered as an excuse although I lifted my fluted glass of Dom Perignon and sipped from the delicious bubbly.
“You are such a bullshit artist,” Laurel responded before she shook her head with a mirthless yet mock-aggravation.
“You’re one to talk,” I murmured under my breath.
“What was that?” Faith turned toward me in her seat.
“Nothing.” I looked toward the stage where the band was preparing to finish up their set.

To be Continued...

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend everyone! Please be sure to check out all the other ladies featured on the Teaser Blog Hop! Happy Sunday. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Queen of the Immortals Cover Reveal and Premiere!

I know there are a select group of my fans who love my paranormal work and they have been patiently waiting for this so here is the good news! Queen of the Immortals, which is the 3rd book in the The Vamp Saga has premiered today! Here is the gorgeous cover and blurb!

Now Available at:
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All Romance


A Choice She Did Not Make...
Manon is bestowed the title, Queen of the Immortals, at the behest of the original Vampire Queen from her death bed. Now she is ruler and in an official position to override the IVC but she has never been unhappier in her life thanks to the mysterious circumstances regarding Mikkel's disappearance.

A Precarious Position...
Emmerik is one of the most important people in Manon's life but with the vampire world in turmoil, a deadly virus set loose among the supernatural community and jealous between various ranks of the IVC, she is forced to forge as many alliances as possible to prevent a coup.

A Relationship Tested...
Manon knows how important Emmerik is in her life but it takes the surfacing of a vampire much older than her to cement their relationship. They both find themselves in precarious positions as a couple and as individuals when Mikkel betrays her in the most malicious way. Boundaries will be tested and decisions that could destroy a whole species of supernaturals must be made and it will test her resolve not only as a vampire but as Queen of the Immortals.

The Vamp Saga (Reading Order):
Mortal Death
Immortal Lair (Prequel to Mortal Death)
Better off Immortal
Queen of the Immortals
Immortal Dawn (Coming Summer, 2013)

And in case you missed it, all novels in the series have gotten a makeover so here are the new covers! They are all located at the same e-retailers and in paperback as Queen of the Immortals.


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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cover reveal by Devyn Dawson!

The Legacy of Kilkenny is the first full length novel I wrote.  Pru and Abel, will always be my first love and my favorite werewolves.  Since The Great Wolf will be out later in 2013, and the cover is of Abel, I thought Pru deserves her own cover.  Eden Crane outdid herself!  I think the essence of Pru was captured in the cover model.  As TLOK reaches the second anniversary in June, I thought it was a good time for a facelift.  

The book is FREE on Amazon.  If you have a Nook, Barnes and Noble will price-match.  Find out why The Legacy of Kilkenny consistently stays in the top 100 Free e-books in Teen Literature.  Thank you for reading my books!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I want to be Abbi Glines when I grow up...Happy birthday, sweetie!

When I grow up, I want to be just like Abbi Glines. Don't know who she is? Have you been living under a rock the past few years or if contemporary romance/YA/NA isn't your bag then it makes sense but if you are familiar with these genres then you know who Ms. Glines is and today is Abbi's birthday.

I always appreciate real American dream stories like hers and not about some snot-nosed rich kid who had a silver spoon anyway and managed to get luckier than life already made them. She is fun, feisty and has written over half a dozen books about life, relationships and drama.

What makes her so special is she doesn't try to be anything she's not and I can appreciate that in a person. I also admire her tenacity to get the job done, her hard work and yes, her work ethic. The great thing about being an indie writer is we can write as many (or as few) books per years as we want. And yes, I know some of her work is now traditionally published  now but she remains an indie writer at heart with kickass covers, sexy storylines and characters people can relate to.

So, Abbi, from the bottom of my heart, happy birthday and good luck with Twisted Perfection coming out on April 23, my sister's birthday. :-)
Add it to your Goodreads TBR List NOW!!!!!

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Now for the good stuff! This blog post is part of AToMR's Birthday Bash for Abbi Glines and there is free stuff involved!

What's on offer you ask? Check this out!

(1) Print copy of The Vincent Boys - International - shipped from The Book Depository to eligible countries

(1) Print copy of Fallen Too Far - International - shipped from The Book Depository to eligible countries

(5) 'Vintage' Swag Mini-Packs: includes the original promotional bookmarks for Predestined and The Vincent Boys, plus an Existence book plate, all signed by Abbi. - International

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Teaser Blog Hop 4/14/2013 (Double Feature)!

Okay, probably one of the next to last teasers I will have for A Summer to Remember from the Seasons of Love & Lust series because this book is almost finished and then you, as my audience, will be introduced to the naughty little sister of mine, Selene Chardou. More about her later though. Without further ado, here is another teaser...

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I applied another layer of gloss before I checked my perfect skin again. The door to the women’s restroom burst open and Ashley walked in with her cousin, Imogen, in tow. They both laughed like drunken hyenas about something they were discussing until they saw me. It was almost as if they were animated dolls someone had removed the batteries from because they both just stared at me with looks of disgust and general distaste on their face.
“Uh oh, look what the cat dragged in,” Imogen said to Ashley in that plumy, upper-crust English accent she possessed. “We were hoping to avoid both you and Paul…”
“What are you doing? Stalking us?” I wondered out loud with irritation. “I certainly didn’t expect to run into you two. Manhattan is a big place and has plenty of upscale restaurants.”
“Looks like we share the same tastes in food as we do men,” Ashley responded in a cool voice before she walked over to me. “And to think, he’d almost forgotten all about you and his adolescent crush he possessed for you. It’s really my fault he’s with you now. I just had to open my mouth and tell him about what Kevin did to you at Vassar and he just did a one eighty. All the sudden, he had to be your white knight—”
“Shut up!” I exclaimed in anger.
She ignored me and continued, “I can’t believe I told him anything. I mean, I had been telling anyone who would listen how big of a whore you were for ages. It was fun to ruin your reputation. Who knew everyone had such a great opinion of you? A witch hunt kind of started against Kevin. I mean, women would date him just to try to get shit on him because they all thought that he deserved to be punished for what he did to you.”

To be Continued...

As a bonus, here is also a snippet from my new novella series, Falling into Lust, an erotic romance novella that will be part of the One More Night Trilogy. Yes, each part will end with a conclusion that will not be a cliffhanger and the whole series will premiere before the end of Autumn. For those who don't care for novella series, an Omnibus Collection should be released by October of 2013!

And now, I introduce you to Selene Chardou and the first teaser from Falling into Lust...

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“So, you’re the birthday girl?” he teased before he turned toward me with a Northern East Coast accent he had not managed to fully lose.
“Guilty as charged,” I responded back before our eyes met and for the first time, I felt the heat and electricity between us.
It was an addictive and seductive power that seemed to hold me in a death grip, and I felt like a magnet being pulled to him and his energy. I couldn’t explain why I had such a connection to a guy I didn’t even know but there it was: insta-lust in all its perfection and miserable glory.
“You’re beautiful and I can see why you have been avoiding me.” Kasper dragged from his cigarette again. “I seem to have a certain…effect on women.”
I laughed out loud because as clever as he was, he certainly had never met a woman like me. “Listen, I don’t just cream my panties because I meet a rock star.” I dragged on my cigarette before I flicked it into the ocean. “Sorry, not my style.”
He inched closer and I could smell his intoxicating cologne with hints of cypress, absinthe, sage and violet. I would recognize Love & Luck by Ed Hardy in a heartbeat so although not highly original, at least he smelled good enough to devour. “I figured as much when you weren’t seated in my lap within five minutes of this ‘meet and greet’. In fact, I thought you acted a bit rude not introducing yourself.”
“Actually, I did meet Will and Grant but I wasn’t about to approach you and Jaden. You two are way too volatile and there were too many people surrounding you.”
“Call me, Kaz,” he whispered.
“It’s Syd for me but my real name is Sydney.”

To be Continued

Mmm, I hope you are all excited about this series as much as I am! I will have a separate sign up Mailing List for Selene Chardou since I realize some people don't like erotica or erotic romance but if you do, I need ten beta readers to read and review Falling into Lust! Sign up immediately the first ten will be sent a personal email from Selene Chardou with details on when to expect their ARC copy. 

Thanks again for checking in and don't forget to check out all the other stops on this week's Teaser Blog Hop. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Don't forget to check out the other Teaser Blog Hops happening today! Thanks again and happy Sunday!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Teaser Blog Hop!

I am so in love with this story and I am so in love with this couple so yet again, I give you a small taster -- whoops, teaser -- from A Summer to Remember, part of the new Seasons of Love & Lust series!


How could I not fall deeper in love with him than I was already and yet, he still wouldn’t make love to me or touch me for some strange reason. I wanted to share my body with him, not because I was horny but I needed to feel him and have him inside of me, with me, knowing he truly felt the same way about me as I felt about him.
“I could make up all kinds of shit right now and tell you Ashley lied or she’s not telling the truth but both you and I know that isn’t so. I didn’t tell you and neither did Jude…not because we were ashamed or wanted you to be humiliated the way she did to you but he’s known for years how I have felt about you and as far as I was concerned, it was a closed subject.”
Paul made me face him and he cupped my face gently with his hands as he said, “Jerrica, you have always been the woman for me and I told your brother a long time ago I would be willing to lose our friendship behind being with you. Seriously, I have been in love with you from the moment you ran down the stairs with your brown hair in those silly little pigtails and those eyes…God, I remember your eyes. They were so full of light and joy.
“I would do anything to see that again inside you. I want to see you happy and peaceful. I hate that hardness that has etched itself into those gorgeous blue-gray eyes of yours because it simply isn’t you. You’re not that jaded and you aren’t a whore. You slept around, so what, do you think I care about that? I’m not perfect and God knows I don’t expect you to be. Please, just give me a chance to prove how much I love you and we can make all of this go away.”
My lips were mere inches from his and I leaned in closer until they touched with his and he kissed me gently at first. He didn’t want to hurt me and I completely understood. When my mouth opened and allowed his tongue entry, our kiss turned passionate and gut-wrenching. Every sexual part of me ached with the need to be touched and caressed by him.
He had brought me back to life with a kiss and I couldn’t help but think of the beauty in that sentiment. He’d saved me yet he didn’t even know it and I loved him all the more for just being there for me. He was the one and tonight, I would prove we were meant to be together forever.

To Be Continued....

Can't you feel the love in the air? This is one of those love stories I hope people say they laughed, cried and cheered to happen because it is so beautiful when two people really connect with one another!

Until next time, please check the other blogs on the Hop and feel free to comment! You have some great authors here and I am happy to share my work with you as they are. Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday!