Anguish Teaser!! Enjoy!
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I'm so excited to be one of the first stops on this blog. Everyone who knows me knows my love for Shelly Crane is like a mosquito loves blood, like a zombie loves guts, like a junkie loves their pusher. And in some states I violate the stalker laws, so what?
I absolutely adored this book. As Amazon is saturated with more and more adult novels, I look for the fresh, sweet, awe-inspiring novels with Shelly Crane's name on them, and this one was not only a perfect example of her best work; I personally think it is one of my favorites she has ever written.
Plus, it has landed her on the New York Times' Bestsellers LIST!!!! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more!!!
Comment below and after the tour is over, I will pick 2 winners for Kindle Copies of Wide Awake!!
So, without further adieu, I present the Dream Cast!!!
Erin Heatherton as Emma Walker
Matt Bomer as Mason Wright
Find Shelly here:
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Here it is!! The final teaser from Down 'N' Derby.
I held my book up in front of me stupidly pretending to read while he returned to his towel and instead of drying himself off, he shook his head of the excess salt water and then plopped down, droplets of water still clinging to him. And I could tell he wasn’t purposefully trying to attract anyone, it was just who he was. I couldn’t image my response if he was actually trying. I might turn the sand beneath me to glass.
Someone ungracefully landed next to me and I rolled my eyes, prepping myself for the onslaught of flirting. I wasn’t vain but I was a model for crying out loud. I wasn’t ugly. But damn, I just wasn’t that gorgeous. I couldn’t even lay on the beach without being hit on. Sometimes I thought maybe the more covering vintage bikinis would be a turn off, that they would go for the more scantily clad chicks. But no, not the case.
“You’ve got that pin-up girl thing going, that’s hot.” I hated to be rude but sometimes the situation called for it.
I called on my smart ass tone to help me, “And you’ve got that I’ve just plopped my ass down where it doesn’t belong thing going.” And I couldn’t see him because I was staring down Idiot Head, but I swore I heard a chuckle from Suntan’s direction.
“You don’t have to be mean, Pork Chop.” At the nickname Pork Chop, I looked around seriously scanning the trees and cars for a hidden camera. This was some Punk’d shit for sure. Who in their right mind called a girl Pork Chop?
“Um, I’m not a cut of pork and you need to move while you still have your nuts intact.”
He laughed a little but was relentless. “That’s ok, why don’t we go some place where we can see how skilled you are and give you a better nickname.
“Or, you can leave me the hell alone and find some airhead who likes your butcher talk.”
He got up after that but turned around after a few steps later and gave me one last piece of his pitiful mind. “You’re cute all right, but damn, what a wench.”
I was prepared to shrug him off. I was usually called the ice queen or frosty by guys and this was just one more instance where I could care less what he thought of me. But Suntan had a different plan. He stood up as the pig was passing and said something in a voice so low and deep that I couldn’t hear the words. But whatever it was Pig didn’t like it one bit. He shoved Suntan back a few steps and I could tell he let that happen. If he wanted to, he wouldn’t have moved one inch. The other guy with him now stood up behind him, jeering him on. “Kick his ass Maddox.”
“Don’t touch me again and you should apologize to the lady. Where I come from we don’t call women that name—ever.”
The guy laughed and got closer to him, “I’ll talk to her any way I want to. This isn’t Hickville, this is California.”
Before I knew what was happening, Maddox, I now knew his name, swung the guy around, bolted him in a headlock and they were both storming towards me. I could feel my eyes grow to the size of silver dollars. What was he doing?
He made the guy come to a stop in front of me and then clipped the back of his knees with his foot which made Pig kneel in front of me. “I asked nicely,” Maddox said to him through clenched teeth, “Now I’m asking not nicely, apologize to the lady before you pass out.” He mumbled a sorry and I accepted, I think. I was so shocked I could hardly speak.
“Not good enough, asshole. Apologize.”
Sunday, March 31, 2013
First things first, updates.
1. I am working furiously on Down 'N' Derby. It's almost done.
2. Regarding UtopYA: I will be bringing a limited number of books to UtopYA. That being said, I will be giving out a special swag bag including signed bookmarks to those who bring their own books to be signed. All books, even Down 'N' Derby will be available for purchase through Amazon and Createspace before UtopYA.
3. I will be giving away this skateboard plus a signed copy of Love & Skate and How It Rolls to one lucky person. I'm almost to 1000 likes on Facebook. Whoever shares my page on Facebook and Twitter the most times will win this beauty. Starting today! I will pick the winner when I get to 1000 likes.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Ok, here's the DL on this book. I love this book. I have probably, no lie, read it about 10 times. It is that good. It is sweet, and angsty and just brilliant.
That's why I'm so excited to be on this tour!!! This isn't just some 5 star book, it's like a 49 million star book.
And....Amity has put it on sale for 99 cents!!!
What are you waiting for???
About the Book:
Maya Anderson has faced more than her share of tragedy and heartbreak. For the past six years she’s constantly been on the move with her mom. When another disaster strikes, she finds herself back in her childhood hometown of Beaumont, living with her older sister for her senior year.
A chance meeting reacquaints her with Ben McCaffey, a long-forgotten classmate from her past. After the death of his girlfriend, Ben has become a social outcast. He’s despised by some and feared by most.
Determined to become Ben’s friend, Maya begins to break through his layers of emotional protection. It isn’t long before they realize that they both have secrets in their pasts. As the line between dealing with grief and struggling with a desire for revenge begins to fade, the secrets that draw them together may be what will ultimately tear them apart. Because the closer Maya gets to Ben, the more dangerous her situation becomes.
I didn't mean to, I promise you.
I said that Seeking Havok would be released on April 1, 2013.
And then Mr. Maddox started knocking on the doors of my brain. Fade and Havok reluctantly stepped aside and let him in.
I'm halfway through writing Down 'N' Derby.
So, here's the deal.
I am instead going to release Down 'N' Derby on May 1!
I'm so excited for y'all to read it!!
I hope it's not too big of a disappointment!
And here's some Maddox to help out with the pain.