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Order your Bionics Series ‘Revolution” T-shirt!

I’m so excited about my first ever Teespring campaign. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Teespring is simply a site that allows sellers to create custom products and sell them using their platform. I think Bionics Series fans will love the ‘revolution’ tee, which comes in three styles: unisex v-neck, ladies tank top, and ladies form-fitting tee. We only need 15 t-shirts reserved by September 1st in order for the shirts to be printed and shipped. The great thing about Teespring is that your credit card isn’t charged until the day the campaign ends, and only if we reach our goal of 15 shirts. Head on over to Teespring and get your Revolution shirt before they’re all gone!


Order here.


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New Release: Sweet Contradiction by Peggy Martinez

NEW RELEASE from Crimson Tree Publishing:

Genre: New Adult Sweet Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Content Rating: Mature 


When Beth Michaels hightailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent’s home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her ’56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral. 

There’s a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain’t all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating.
#1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain’t her type.
#2. Tie wearin’ and church frequentin’ is an automatic dismissal.
#3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem.
Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some.
Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn’t mean he fits into a little slot of Beth’s preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he’s pretty sure there’s a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior.
His own … Sweet Contradiction.








Peggy Martinez is the author of The Sweet Contradiction Series, which was picked up by Crimson Tree Publishing in early 2014 and is scheduled to release under this new imprint in the Summer of 2014. Martinez’s New Adult Contemporary Romance series will include Sweet Contradiction, Perfect Contradiction and Beautiful Contradiction.
When not writing, Peggy can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles.
As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn’t keep her busy enough, Peggy Martinez is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series and State of Decay. Peggy’s dream is to own a small homestead where she can raise some chickens along with her five kids, tend to a large garden and one day take her dream vacation’s to Ireland, Greece and Scotland.





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The Bionics Series is going on a virtual tour!

Bookmark Bionics FrontI am so excited about the Bionics Series Virtual Blog Tour, which starts today! I’d like to thank the awesome bloggers who signed up to host the tour. Every day between now and September 6, the series will visit a different blog (some days more than one!). I’ll be doing some interviews, guest blogging about some cool topics, and some of the blogs will be posting reviews of the books. Follow along with the tour and be sure to enter the giveaway I’m hosting for an entire collection of The Bionics Series books in paperback.

Tour Schedule

August 25
Avid Reader Amy’s Reviews (Spotlight Post and Guest Blog)
The Lucius Flux (Interview)

Book Lover (Review)

August 26
Raven Night Book Review (Interview)
Krystal Klear Book Reviews (Spotlight)
Authors and Their Books (Review)

August 27
Mythical Books (Interview)


August 28

Little Shop of Readers (Spotlight)

2 Girls and a Book (Spotlight, Review, Guest Blog)

August 29
The Wonderings of One Person (Spotlight, Guest Blog, Interview)
Tanya’s Book Nook (Review)

August 30
Band of Dystopian Authors and Fans (Spotlight, Interview)
Horror Tree (Guest Blog)
September 1
Sister Sinister Speaks (Spotlight, Review, Guest Blog)

Ebook Addicts (Spotlight, Review)

September 3
Jeni’s Bookshelf (Spotlight, Review, Guest Blog)

September 4
Mom of 2 Book Reviews (Spotlight & Review)
SBM Book Obsession (Spotlight & Guest Blog)
September 5
Wendy’s Bookcase (Spotlight & Review)
Trips Down Imagination Road (Guest Blog)
Steamy Book Mama (Review)

Paranormal Tendencies (Spotlight)


September 6

Mostly Reviews (Review, Interview)

Word Forward (Spotlight, Guest Blog)

Imaginative Dreams (Spotlight, Review)


From Awarding Winning Author comes Raven


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Cover Reveal

covergifTitle: Raven
Series: Legends Saga # 2
Author: Stacey Rourke
Audience: NA Paranormal
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Formats: E-book and Paperback  
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs
Editor: Melissa Ringsted
Expected Date of Publishing: Sept 22, 2014
An infamous love, destined nevermore,
For death could not claim, the enchanting Lenore.
Cursed by the malevolent spirit of the Headless Horseman, Ireland Crane ventures to Manhattan in search of a way to break her soul crushing bond. Instead, she discovers the lines between fact and fiction are blurring once more. Croaking ravens. Telltale hearts. Could the works of Poe be coming to pass with handsome Wall Street Midas Ridley Peolte as their unwilling target?
She walks the Earth, a plague on mankind,
searching for he, her rotted heart doth pine.
Together, the two unknowingly release a dark force death itself could not tame. Surrounded by the unrelenting violence and mayhem they’ve unleashed, Ireland feels her control over the Horseman slipping. Before the beast within consumes her, she and her crew must follow the clues of the dead to right a centuries’ old wrong. Will it be enough to sate the Horseman’s appetite?
Hell hath no fury like a ghoul scorned.
authorgifThe Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.
Contact Info: Visit the author at
Twitter @Rourkewrites
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Cover Reveal
Who We Were
A Contemporary Romance Novel
By Christy Sloat

Christy Sloat usually dives into the paranormal realm when it comes to her books. She gave us; The Past Lives Series and her bestselling trilogy, The Visitors Series. But one night she was trying to sleep and ignore the idea of a book that was beginning to haunt her. She threw off the covers and decided to write the layout of Who We Were, a novel about a young girl who finds out how one simple alteration in her summer could change her life forever.
Sloat wrote the book in under three months and is very happy to be able to say she has added a contemporary romance to her line up of books.
Here is the long awaited cover for Who We Were. Get the standalone novel September 15th published by Anchor Group Publishing.


About Who We Were

“Who we were had washed away with the summer. Who we are was yet to be seen.”
Summer school at Alcott High was only supposed to gain Sadie Peters extra credit, nothing more. Her goal wasn’t to make friends, or gain the attention of the most popular football player, yet she managed both. Her life was cruising along on course … until that summer.
Could a simple stint in a different school change her identity completely and introduce her to love for the first time? How would that affect her relationship with Lily, her best friend?
Hopefully their friendship was strong enough to make it through the tumultuous summer. Sadie learns that great things come with change, but sometimes memories of the past are hardest to part with.
The Book Goes on Sale September 15, 2014
Add it to your Goodreads TBR

What do you think of the cover? Tell us in the comments

Queen of Someday by Sherry Ficklin (Video Trailer Reveal)


I am super excited to finally reveal the book trailer for

Queen of Someday: A Stolen Empire Novel

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.



What people are saying about Queen of Someday:


“Love, betrayal, adventure and hard decisions that have no “right answer”… Russian Court is an exercise in “survival of the fittest” and Queen of Someday is a beautiful start to the journey of an innocent young girl growing into one of the greatest leaders of all time.” ~June Stevens, author
“I was caught hook, line and sinker with this novel about a young girl’s battle in a world that seems perfect on the surface, but is sinister and twisted underneath. I think one of the reasons I loved this book so much is because there was no fantasy or paranormal element the book. I would have loved it just as much if there had been, but to see that somewhere seemingly so safe could be so deadly, without a hint of magic or witchcraft, was haunting.” ~Bonfire Book Reviews
“Queen of Someday” is a guilty pleasure read. Just like CW shows and Lifetime movies, it’s full of drama, scandal and betrayal. And I just couldn’t look away. I found myself gasping and grinning maniacally at every turn. Sophie’s schemes delighted me in a way that made me question my own sanity. I enjoyed “Queen of Someday” in the same way that one enjoys CW shows; the melodrama is strangely addictive, but I’m embarrassed to admit exactly how much I enjoyed it.” ~The Nerdy Journalist reviews

And be sure to enter the giveaway!

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Can’t wait to see more? Queen of Someday is available for pre-order here, and will be available everywhere October 7th 2014.

*The footage is courtesy of KK Studios, and the layout and transitions are by Courtney Knuckles and Clean Teen Publishing.

My website has a new look!

If you’ve visited here before, this may all seem unfamiliar to you, but I promise it’s still the same place! Please bear with me as I work to transfer all the information to my new, very purple and fabulous website. I hope you’ll be as comfortable in my new home as I am … and there will be so many more new things to come once I get the basics laid out again.


Hugs and love,