I went MIA (not really) – but here’s why

Hi guys! It’s be a whiiiiile since the last time I’ve been here and the reason for that, as you all know for sure, is school. I am (was, really, up until May 30th) a high school senior so my studies come first for another month or so; by mid July I should  be done with exams and applying to university. However, you might see a post or two during this period because I seriously miss it; over the last couple of months I’ve been itching to come here and write, but I had to focus on something else and I kept saying to myself ‘later’ . Now isn’t the best of times to do this either, but I just couldn’t help it hehe.

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 ↑ Here’s us  at the 12th graders’ /seniors’ ceremony! It was all fancy and stuff; we let those balloons go at the end.

Blog Tour: Logan’s Redemption by Cara Marsi (review, book excerpt & giveaway)

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“Logan’s Redemption has all the elements that keep the pages turning: passion, romance, thrills and suspense…” ~ Fallen Angel Reviews.

“Logan’s Redemption by Cara Marsi is a great read, plain and simple”

 ~ My Romance Story Reviews

“Right away, author Cara Marsi sets the stage for an intriguing romantic suspense in Logan’s Redemption. With loveable characters, an engaging plot, and a few twists along the way, Marsi hit her mark with the first book in her Redemption series.”

~ Romance Reviews by Authors

Logan’s Redemption

Synopsis

               Doriana Callahan’s life is unraveling. Someone is stalking her and sabotaging her father’s company; her teenage son is rebelling; and Logan Tanner is back in town. For sixteen years she’s kept an explosive secret from Logan, a secret he soon discovers. Logan never belonged in Doriana’s world, but a long time ago he allowed himself to dream of a future with her, until the awful night he was forced to run. Now he’s back and he needs her forgiveness, but first he must forgive himself. Despite the fact that Doriana kept the existence of his son from him, Logan vows to protect her.

He races against time to stop the culprit threatening Doriana and works to forge a bond with his son. Can the love and passion that still burn between Doriana and Logan overcome old lies and new dangers? The clock is ticking on a second chance at love.

Purchase links

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Book excerpt

Doriana turned off the TV and dropped the remote on the bed. Thinking about Logan teased her with questions. Why was he at the fire site with her dad? That story about his having fire experience didn’t ring true. Logan and her father were hiding something.

Thankfully the workweek had been short with the two-day holiday. She needed time away from Logan and all the longings, confusion and guilt he stirred in her.

She trusted Anita to keep her secret. But she feared her own guilt would force the truth. Logan hadn’t cared enough to stay around the first time. Would knowing about Josh keep him here now? Doriana got up from the bed and ran impatient fingers through her hair. She was obsessing way too much about Logan.

She walked toward the bathroom, pulling her sweater over her head. Too bad she couldn’t peel away her problems as smoothly. The ring of the phone stopped her. Slipping her sweater back on, she hurried to answer it. Josh calling to say goodnight? She doubted it.

“Hello,” she said into the receiver.

Hello, sexy.” At the crude, unfamiliar voice, she tightened her grip on the phone. Chills chased up her spine.

“Who is this?”  Her voice shook.

“Oh, you don’t know me. Not yet. But I sure know you. You’re sexy as hell, especially in those tight black pants.”

Doriana slammed down the phone. Her insides shook and she ran trembling hands along the sides of her black pants. Had her caller guessed at what she wore, or was he watching? She gulped air.

The phone rang again and she let out a small cry. Balling her hands, she dug her nails into her palms. She would not pick up the phone. The answering machine clicked on.

“You can’t get away from me that easy.” The harsh voice, laced with menace, froze her. “I know you’re alone.” Almost seeing his leer, she shoved a shaking fist to her mouth.

“Let me in, bitch. I’ll show a hot number like you what a real man is. Not like that pretty boy you’ve been hanging around with.”

His loud cackle shot knife points of fear through her and she stifled a scream. The phone clicked off. The silence of the empty house closed around her. She glanced toward the windows. Could he see her through the sheer curtains?

Trembling, she sank onto the bed and clutched the chenille spread as if she could hide herself in its folds. She couldn’t stay here, but she dared not leave. He could be waiting outside. She hadn’t set the security alarm.

She reached for the phone. Her dad would know what to do.

With her hand on the receiver, she froze. Her dad had looked tired all day. He’d been under a lot of stress. Remembering his doctor’s advice to take it easy, she knew she couldn’t put more strain on him.

The cops? Would the police even get involved? And if they did, they’d come eventually and look around, then leave. And she’d still be alone.

Logan. He would help. She had his cell phone number somewhere. She ran to her purse where it lay on the floor and rummaged through it with nervous fingers until she found the slip of paper with Logan’s number.

Taking calming breaths she punched in the number. Please answer, Logan, please.

Her spirits sank with each unanswered ring. Was he with Candi? Or another woman? Hurt mingled with her fear.

“Tanner here.”

Relief spiked through her at the sound of his voice.

“Logan?” A sob escaped her.

“Doriana? What’s wrong?”

The concern in his voice made tears spill out. Despite the tension between them, Logan would protect her.

“Someone called,” she said, swiping at tears. “Outside. He knows where I live. He could hurt my son.” Anger, swift and hard, tightened her stomach. “The bastard will not touch my son.”

“No one will hurt you or your son, Doriana. Did you recognize his voice?”

“No, but he’s watching me. The son-of-a bitch. He said awful things. How dare he do this to me?”

“I’m coming right over. Give me your address.”

 

About the author

Cara Marsi

Cara Marsi, an award-winning author and self-proclaimed TV junkie, is a former corporate drone and cubicle dweller. Freed of her fabric-covered cage, she can now indulge her love of all things romance. She craves books with happy endings and loves to write about independent heroines and the strong heroes who love them. And she loves to put her characters in dangerous situations or situations merely dangerous to their hearts and watch them fight for the happy endings they deserve.

An eclectic author, Cara is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She’s also published numerous short romance stories in national women’s magazines and online. When not traveling or dreaming of traveling, Cara and her husband live on the East Coast in a house ruled by their fat black diva of a cat named Killer.

Contact Cara

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Cara is also a member author of the Romance Books 4 Us group blog

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My review

I really liked this book! As a hopeless romantic, the idea of a story that presents two people that have a second chance at love was really appealing to me and I’m really happy that I decided to read it because I wasn’t disappointed.

Logan Tanner is the troubled bad boy from Doriana’s past. After 16 years spent apart, the two meet again when D’s father hires Logan to help him discover the person sabotaging his company.  The feeling that the two of them have kept and sometimes tried to bury can no longer be denied, but the guilt, the shame, the pride and the need to protect their hearts make it difficult for the two to embrace them and be together.

Cara Marsi knows her characters; she has managed to portray their feeling really well. On the one side, there’s Doriana with her insecurities and need to protect her son more than anything and then there’s Logan who wants her to choose him without knowing of his new-found status. The author gradually develops the story, bringing all of these conflicting feelings to the surface while still managing to include a lot of action and keep the reader interested.

The suspense? Oh, man! I sat on the edge of my seat throughout this book!  You literally live what those people live. I sat down reading the book and trying to put together all those little hints that the author dropped and, nevertheless, I was still surprised by the outcome.

Cover reveal: Here Lies Love by Dan Thompson

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Here lies love

author: Dan Thompson

release: April 2014

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Synopsis

When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you’re awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn’t prepared to become a victim; she will escape.

Although, what Abbey isn’t prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey’s paranoia, until she realises that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune – her father.

Here Lies Love is a tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge?

About the author

Dan lives in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (England) with his young daughter and his shabby dog, Skye.
He is the Author of the charity poetry book Life is all but a vast array of Colours and phobia Novella The Caseworker’s Memoirs. His first full length novel, A YA Fantasy entitled The Black Petal will be available soon. Also in 2014, a dark new adult novel entitled Here Lies Love will be released.
A lover of YA and fantasy fiction, you can often find him writing on his blog, writing book reviews and connecting online with other writer-type people and interviewing authors. Dan grew up reading Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five series, secretly coming up with his own inventive adventures, and R.L Stine’s The Goosebump series, before turning to the works of Philip Pullman, Eoin Colfer and Marcus Sedgwick and slipping away into alternate realities. He also loves a good Historical Thriller too.

Website  ✰  Facebook  ✰  Twitter  ✰  Goodreads

There’s a little competition that Dan is hosting on his blog; the winners get the chance to name one of the characters in the book  and win a signed copy of Here Lies Love! Click on the link below to enter it!

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Matt Archer: Bloodlines by Kendra C. Highley [Book blast & giveaway]

Matt Archer: Bloodlines

When seventeen-year-old Matt Archer set out on his last mission in the Australian Outback, he thought it would be like every other hunt.

Not even close.

After only two days on the ground, his best friend is possessed, a long-lost family member has returned and hidden truths have come to the surface. Add in a coven of witches bent on bringing about the end of the world and, well, this trip has started to suck. Badly.

As his power and strength continue to grow, so does Matt’s concern that he’s becoming more and more like the creatures he’s been charged to hunt: a monster.

Faced with some of his biggest challenges to date, Matt has to decide what he needs to protect most—his family, his team…or himself.

Book links:

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Matt Archer: Legend

When Matt Archer was fourteen, he was chosen—by a magic, spirit-inhabited knife—to hunt monsters with a special paranormal division of the Army. When he was fifteen, he was thrown into a global war the rest of the world didn’t know existed.
Now Matt’s sixteen and the war has cost him more than he ever thought it would. He’s also learned that the knife-spirits have an agenda he doesn’t totally agree with. The only problem? The spirits have the upper hand, and they plan to control the fight—and Matt.
Then things get worse: the next lunar eclipse cycle is starting, a prominent physicist has gone missing, and Matt’s best friend is thinking about quitting the team. If he loses Will—after everyone else he’s lost—Matt’s not sure how he’ll fight alone.
As the source of his nightmares starts to creep out of the shadows, Matt knows he’ll need all the help he can get…because being alone could prove deadly.

Book links

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Matt Archer: Blade’s Edge

When Matt Archer was fourteen, he discovered monsters are real. As if that wasn’t enough to go on for a few decades, Matt also found out that he’d been chosen to hunt those monsters–with a sentient, supernatural knife. Now fifteen, Matt has spent the last year working with a clandestine military unit, trying to rid the world of monsters, demons and other vicious creatures, all while keeping it a secret from nearly everyone he knows back home in Billings.

Including his mom.

Add in a new girlfriend, family secrets, sibling drama and enough homework to sink an aircraft carrier, and Matt’s life has become more complicated than he ever imagined. Worse, the knife has developed some very definite opinions about Matt’s personal life and it interferes in his business whenever it wants. More and more, Matt’s coming to realize that sharing brain-space with a spirit kind of sucks.

When stories of decimated towns and hordes of zombies start pouring into the Pentagon from Afghanistan, Matt knows he’ll be called up soon. Between the new mission and the knife’s increasing control over his mind, Matt wonders if he’ll survive long enough to take his driver’s exam.

Book links

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Matt Archer: Monster Hunter

Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.

Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.

But that’s not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle’s bag has a secret, one that will change Matt’s life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it’s chosen Matt as its wielder.

Now Matt’s part of a world he didn’t know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.

His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?

Book links

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About the author

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.

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Giveaway!!!

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 2/2/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer  and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Matt Archer: Bloodlines giveaway [click here to enter]

Blog tour: Fallen Crest Public by Tijan (review, author interview + book excerpt)

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Fallen Crest Public (Fallen Crest High #3)

Author: Tijan

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: 12/30/2013

Synopsis

Sam’s first day at Fallen Crest Public doesn’t go well. Some girls want to be her. Some girls want to destroy her. And some just don’t like her. All in all, despite being protected by Mason and Logan, it’s still only the strong survive. Sam will not only have to survive, she needs to learn how to conquer too, but there’s another battle growing. Things are about to come to a disastrous end between the towns, Roussou and Fallen Crest. Sam’s other main dilemma? Keeping Mason and Logan from getting arrested or hospitalized.

This is the third book in the Fallen Crest Series.

Fallen Crest High 

Fallen Crest Family 

Fallen Crest Public

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UK LINK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GB7964W

AUTHOR BIO:

Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!

AUTHOR LINKS:

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FALLEN CREST SERIES BOOK TRAILER LINK

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Book excerpt

Kate’s sneer turned into a snarl. “You think you’re funny?”

One of the three added, “Maybe she’s taking lessons from Logan?”

Another snorted. “Probably. She needs all the lessons she can get.”

My smile had stretched from ear to ear now. It was genuine, too. “Is this another warning from you? I thought you moved past the cliché insults and name calling. Oh wait. You said lessons. Yes, that’s referencing that I’m dumb. That’s another cliché insult.” With my hand in the air, I lifted a finger with each point. “I’m ugly. I’m dumb. I have too much sex. Those are the three main ones most simpletons use to insult others. The clothes and the mannequin gave me hope. I thought you were starting to progress, but then I heard that you’ve already done that before. It’s recycled material. You guys need to find new stuff. You know what they say about comedians?” At their blank faces, I nodded. “What I expected. If they use old material, the act is boring. People move on. If you’re going to keep drawing fresh fear from everyone, you need new stuff.” I stood and patted Kate’s head. “You can do it. I believe in you.”

Logan stood by the door and held it open. Mason came in behind him. Both found me immediately. I wondered who had notified them, but then Kate grabbed my arm. She twisted it and got into my face. Her hand tightened on my arm and she lowered her voice, “You have until the end of the day to drop out of school. This is the last warning.”

A taunt rose to my tongue, but I swallowed it. The jokes were gone.

Three thoughts happened at the same time. David’s image flashed again. “Fuck it,” came next. Third, when I knew what I was going to do, I thought, “Let’s see how this goes.”

Kate’s eyes widened as she watched the myriad of expressions before she saw my intent. Her hand let me go, and she started to back away, but it was too late. My hand latched onto hers instead, and I took one second to comment, “Bet you weren’t expecting this,” I said before my other hand grabbed the back of her head and used all my body weight to slam her head into the table.

It’s Q&A time with Tijan! Here’s the author interview!

       ✎   Did you expect such a positive reaction to your work when you first started posting on Fictionpress and/or Wattpad? 

NO! Never. I didn’t really ‘expect’ any reaction. When people first started reviewing, I was just very surprised.

       ✎  What is your method for writing a book? Do you have a plan or outline that you follow or do you just let inspiration dictate and then make sure everything fits?

I used to just let inspiration, but I have to outline now. I need to make sure the book remains true to what ‘feeling’ I want the readers to get from the book. There’s also a lot more pressure to make sure that I give the readers a good book too. I don’t want to let them down.

       ✎  Have you ever suffered from writer’s block throughout your writing journey? Do you have any tips on how to deal with it? 

I’m sure I have, but you push through. That’s all a writer can do, just push through it and keep trying to write. It’ll come back eventually.

       ✎  What books do you like to read? Are you reading anything at the moment? 

I don’t reach much anymore, but when I do, I’ll read a ton. It’s whatever I feel in the mood.

       ✎  From your point of view, what makes a good book?

If you’re emotionally affected.

       ✎  Have other authors’ work influenced you and/or your writing style? 

Yeah, some big ones like Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, and Janet Evanovich.

       ✎  What was your favourite FCP chapter/scene to write and why?

I really enjoyed writing the scene where Sam runs into Budd at the street dance and then Brett comes in and takes her away. I don’t know why, but I loved writing that scene.

       ✎  Do you have a favourite character in the Fallen Crest series? ( Maybe one that was easier to write? ) 

I love writing Mason, but I enjoyed writing Mark and Brett too.

       ✎  If these books were to be adapted for a movie, who would you cast as the  „foursome fearsome” ? 

Oh, I have no idea. That’d be a dream come true, but again, no idea right now.

       ✎  I know that you have other projects/sequels to work on, but on a day when you’re not writing, what do you like to do? (to relax for example)

Go spend time with friends. I tend to have adventures with one and we never know what we’ll end up doing.

Fallen Crest Public review

FCP . Where do I start? It was well worth the wait and my stalking of Tijan’s facebook page for new bits ! I loved it! I think I’ve read it three times already, but I feel a forth coming. *sigh* I will have to settle for re-reads until the next book in the (amazing) Fallen Crest series is out.

Moving on…

I love Tijan’s characters; they’re tough, fun and dreamy, yet they’re not perfect and that makes them believable. This is one of the reasons why I think this book series is so successful. They draw you in, they make you sympathize and take you along on their journey. While reading this book, you live what they live – well, I do and I’m sure most of you will  . Tijan has this talent to get her readers absorbed in her book; simple words put together make you feel

In FCH we got to see the badass, i-dont-care-what-people-say side of Sam, in FCF we have a scarred and vulnerable Sam, but FC Public gives us the perfect blend: tough & sensitive. Mason, oh man! If you thought you loved him before, I’m telling you now, your love will double this time! We’re given an insight into his world, a look at things from his viewpoint and, yet again, we are witnesses to the lengths he would go to in order to protect the ones he loves. Logan – mah boy! – also proves his love and loyalty to his ‘family’ while gradually showing himself to us . He’s so much more than the impulsive, talks-too-much, easy-going guy we’ve met. With Nate things are a bit confusing for me; I got mixed feelings about him. I’m not sure whether to whack him or jump him.

Fallen Crest Public is amazing! Tijan takes her readers on a rollercoaster; there were times when I felt so angry  that, were I Sam, I would have punched someone. There’s scenes where you go ‘aww’ , but then, a few moments later, you feel like pulling hair out in frustration. It’s intense! Tijan was not kidding when she said that the third book focuses on the relationship between the characters. Heather, Sam, Logan, Mason, Nate & co. – you’ll want to slap them to reality and then you’ll want to hug them.

Now, on the more ‘technical’ side of reviewing ! *smile*

I like the fact that everything is (strictly) on topic. There’s no irrelevant information, every character and their actions are thought through so that they contribute to the development of the plot. The transition is quite smooth from my point of view – you’ve got to remember that we have both Sam’s and Mason’s P.O.V . In the end, everything presented makes sense! For me, this is quite important because I don’t like reading something that is of no use to the story. The only thing I didn’t like – and this is because I’m very greedy – is the fact that in the beginning of the book the semester’s just started and then, BAM! , at the end of it we’re one week or so before Mase’s graduation. That’s it.

All in all, Fallen Crest Public is an amazing read! We get a few surprises in this one, some shocking, some not so much; when you think that there’s no hope for one situation, Tijan comes and shows you there IS !

The last thing that I can say to you right now is ‘Good luck! Stay strong!’ because when you’ll finish this one, you’ll crave the fourth book in the series, Fallen Fourth Down, and it will be a bit before it is published. Good news is that, apparently, Tijan has already started with the outline for it.

P.S. Go click the ‘Buy now’ button and get your own copy of Fallen Crest Public! Now!

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It’s December 24th! Here’s my little message to you guys!

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*putting all decorations in place and taking a sip of hot chocolate*

Hello guys! I’m back!

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything here and I wish I could give you an interesting reason why – like, it’s because I went on this great adventure with my two best friends, trying to save Santa Claus and all the reindeers – but the truth is that my life isn’t that exciting. The reason for my absence is, as you’ve probably realized, school. I’m in my last year of high school and I have to focus all of my attention on my studies so yeah. I was a bit lazy too, I’ll admit hehe. Anyway. I meant to have  a Christmas related post up this past week, but as you can see, i didn’t write one. I had to help my mom with the Christmas preparations: cleaning around the house, helping with the cooking – yada, yada, yada. You know what it’s like. *smile*

          Tomorrow’s Christmas Day and I wanted to  wish you guys an early “Merry Christmas”. I don’t know what your traditions are at this time of the year, but I do know that Christmas is a holiday that we spend with our family and closest friends and an opportunity to extend a message of love and sincerity to those around us. I wish you and your loved ones peace, health and happiness! Enjoy the time you spend with them, the laughter, the joy, the long conversations and the feeling of love and warmth you are surrounded  by! Wrap it all in and keep it close to your heart to cherish all year-round! Welcome the magic of Christmas  and share the love! Give hugs and pray for the less fortunate; and most importantly, don’t forget the true meaning of this holiday! Celebrate His birth!

  Have a blessed Christmas! Happy Holidays!

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Book corner: Stir me up by Sabrina Elkins [Book blitz & giveaway]

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Hi guys!!! Look what I’ve got here! It’s a new book for y’all!

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Stir Me Up

by Sabrina Elkins

Release Date: 10/01/13

Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:

Cami Broussard has her future all figured out. She’ll finish her senior year of high school, then go to work full-time as an apprentice chef in her father’s French restaurant, alongside her boyfriend, Luke. But then twenty-year-old ex-Marine Julian Wyatt comes to live with Cami’s family while recovering from serious injuries. And suddenly Cami finds herself questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Julian’s all attitude, challenges and intense green-brown eyes. But beneath that abrasive exterior is a man who just might be as lost as Cami’s starting to feel. And Cami can’t stop thinking about him. Talking to him. Wanting to kiss him. He’s got her seriously stirred up. Her senior year has just gotten a lot more complicated….

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“Fun, steamy, and leaves you hungry for more. Sabrina Elkins nails the vulnerability of becoming an adult and the choices that come with growing up.”

—Katie McGarry, author of Dare You To

“Cami’s slow burn for a wounded hero will rivet readers. I seriously loved this book.”
—Jennifer Echols, author of Dirty Little Secret

“This book is one of my favorite young adult contemporaries. Not only does it feature a hot romance, it’s also very meaningful and well, you just have to read it and see.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

EXCERPT

“Let’s put the the mud back out in the yard where it belongs.”

“Not this stuff. It’s too expensive.”

“Expensive?” He takes the jar of Fango beauty mud from me, opens it, sniffs it—and I push it onto his nose. “Ach.”

“Oops,” I say with a grin.

“All right, that’s it.” He takes some mud and tries to smear it on me, but I intercept his hand and make a grab for the jar.

“Let go,” I cry, laughing and struggling for it.

“Not a chance.”

I get some anyway. “Hah!”

“No, don’t come near me with that,” he says, and I paste him. “Ach!”

“Ooh, the big fierce warror’s upset.” He comes in for the kill. “Wait!”

“No.”

“Yes!”

“No. No mercy.” He tries to smear me—and I wind up smearing him instead.

“Hah!” I cry. “No mercy for you! Nice nose.”

His muddy hand touches my stomach.

“Hey, faces only.”

“That’s not in the rule book.”

My eyes close as his hands smear mud across my stomach.

“There,” he says. “Now your innie’s a little mud pit.” His hand trails across my middle. I squirm slightly, and his eyes meet mine. They’re darker now, heavier. “Where next?”

About the author

sabrina elkins

Sabrina Elkins, author of Stir Me Up, has also worked as a journalist, movie copywriter and prep cook. She graduated from USC and currently lives with her husband and three children in the greater Los Angeles area.

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