Friday, January 30, 2015

STATE OF ALLIANCE RELEASE DAY and BIG GIVEAWAY!


Happy Release Day! Each time I release a book, I feel as if I've graduated from an intense school of some sort, with each published novel as the equivalent to a hard-earned degree. State of Alliance is the fifth installment in the international bestselling Collapse Series and my sixth published novel in two years. The story of Cassidy Hart and Chris Young has grown to become something so big - so huge - that I often find myself wondering if I'm dreaming! I am so incredibly grateful to the myriad of people who have encouraged me from the beginning of this journey - something that began when I was just thirteen years old! Thank you for reading and supporting my work - I'm forever grateful and so happy! 

Check out the bottom of this post to enter the HUGE giveaway - there will be three winners!


Title: State of Alliance 
Series: Collapse Series #5 
Author: Summer Lane 
Cover Art: Stephanie Shimerdla 
NOW AVAILABLE! 
Synopsis:
There is no such thing as safe. 
For Commander Cassidy Hart, staying alive is only one of her day-to-day problems. As a newly minted Senator of the State of California, she must travel to Monterey Bay with the hope of bringing an agreement between the militia forces and the Pacific Northwest Alliance as the United States desperately battles against the shadow invasion forces of Omega. 

But Monterey is not what it seems. The threat of another Omega attack is imminent, and Commander Chris Young - the love of Cassidy's life - is not the only important person who is keeping secrets. Assassinations, betrayal and startling revelations lie ahead. 
The war is now. Fight or die.
Choose your side. 

GET IT NOW!!! 


Enter the giveaway! Up for grabs: 
A swag bag of 13 eBooks! 
An autographed copy of Day Zero, by Summer Lane. 
A $10 Gift Card for Amazon.com!






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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TRIGGER - Thrilling New Release/Guest Post by Jill Meengs

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Trigger by Jill Meengs
Published by Booktrope
January 27, 2015
Genre: Spy Thriller
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Jordan Shaw knows the only way to stop the man hunting her is to kill him. She also knows the other men who came after her are dead, some of their blood is on her hands, and she wouldn’t have survived this long without the help of the intriguing and secretive Chase Hudson. Even though she isn’t sure she can trust Chase, she believes she needs him to discover the truth.
Two days before, life was pretty good as she backpacked around Europe with her best friend. Now, everything has changed and she may not even live through the night. What started as a summer trip of self-discovery has become a dangerous journey across three countries as Jordan is forced into a world few know exist and even fewer survive. A clandestine international organization that will let nothing stand in their way has put a price on her head. Despite all the uncertainty, there are two things that she is absolutely sure of; she has one chance to out-maneuver a world class killer, and she has to make that move right now.


Guest Post

What inspired me to write Trigger

by Jill Meengs

  My husband Chad has always said that I should write a book. He kept bringing it up and getting very little reaction from me until he decided to offer me a bribe. For the price of a nice flat screen for the bedroom and a shopping spree, I agreed to give writing a book a solid effort. The first step in this process was to sit down and put together an outline. I sat down with several goals, one was to write a book that I actually wanted to read. Second, I wanted the main character be a strong woman that others could look up to, relate to, and who was perfectly capable of turning around and saving the leading man, even if she needed to be saved herself a time or two. Finally, I wanted to use my experiences while traveling in my writing. I have been to every location in Trigger and some of the content is based on things that actually happened to me. 

 Once I had what I considered a viable story I spent two to three hours writing every night. This was after a full eight hour day of work and two hours of commuting. My husband was usually sitting right next to me working on his computer as well. More than two years, and over 100,000 words later the rough manuscript was complete. While self-editing for the next three years I spent a considerable amount of time sending out queries to literary agents and learning to deal with rejection. I even started the sequel, but progress on it has been slow since my focus was on publishing Trigger. 

Eventually, my sister-in-law introduced me to published poet and creative writing teacher, Ann Staley. Ann generously helped me edit Trigger and introduced me to own publisher, Booktrope. In June of 2014, over 5 years after starting to brainstorm ideas for a book, I received an offer from Booktrope to publish Trigger. Approximately six months later I was holding a hard copy of Trigger in my hand.
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About the Author

Jill Postlewait Meengs grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast. During and after college she spent extended periods of time backpacking in more than 30 countries. She has been to every location she describes in “Trigger” and some of the content is based on her own experiences while traveling. She met her husband, Chad, in the MBA program at Oregon State University. After getting married, they purchased and fully remodeled a house. It was Chad who encouraged, and then bribed her to write her first book, “Trigger.” He says that he very much enjoys watching the flat-screen he purchased as part of their deal. When Jill isn’t reading or writing, she is running, doing yoga or planning her next trip. Jill and Chad live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On the Subject of ARCs and Reviewers for SOA

In just a little over two weeks, we will be welcoming State of Alliance into the Collapse Series fold. I'm very excited to share this leg of Cassidy's adventure with you! I have had many questions regarding whether or not ARCs would be available for this novel or not, and the answer is YES. You may sign up to review if you fulfill your promise to leave an HONEST review of the novel on Amazon, Barnes & Noble or GoodReads - or even your blog/website. Please understand that I can only give free copies to those who will post a review! Here is the sign-up form to review State of Alliance: 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Milayna Trilogy - Cover Reveal for Michelle Pickett, Bestselling Author

COVER REVEAL FOR THE MILAYNA SERIES:
You've seen the cover for Milayna, book one in the Milayna Trilogy, and now the remaining covers in The Milayna Series are revealed!!
I'm so excited about the gorgeous covers for the Milayna Trilogy, by Michelle K. Pickett! Book one, Milayna, is scheduled to release March 17, 2015. Book two, Milayna's Angel, and book three, The Innocent, are both scheduled for release in 2015--so we won't have any long, irritating waits between books. So don't forget to add all three to your TBR list!

And for a limited time, you can pre-order Milayna (Book #1) for $2 off the purchase price! It's available for pre-order at only $2.99, but only for a limited time! So get your orders in now, before the sale ends! 

In the battle for her soul,                                          which side will she choose?
Series Name: The Milayna Series
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal Romance)
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
CTP Content Rating: YAm
MILAYNA (Book #1) by Michelle K. Pickett
Release Date: March 17, 2015
From the bestselling author of PODs comes an unforgettable tale of action, intrigue, and following your heart in the midst of betrayal.
It’s hard being good all the time. Everyone needs to be bad once in a while. But for seventeen-year-old Milayna, being good isn’t a choice. It’s a job requirement. And it’s a job she can’t quit. Born a demi-angel, Milayna steps in when danger and demons threaten the people around her, but being half angel isn’t all halos and happiness. Azazel, Hell’s demon, wants Milayna’s power and he’ll do anything to get it. But he only has until her eighteenth birthday, after which she becomes untouchable.
With the help of other demi-angels, Milayna thwarts the trouble Azazel sends her way. Fighting by her side is Chay. He’s a demi-angel who's sinfully gorgeous, and Milayna falls hard. But is Chay her true love… or her nemesis in disguise?
When she learns of a traitor in her group, there’s no one she can trust… not even the one she loves.
MILAYNA'S ANGEL (Book #2) by Michelle K. Pickett
"She's Untouchable...or so she thinks.
It seems even in Hell there are loopholes."
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Read more about Milayna's Angel here


THE INNOCENT (Book #3) by Michelle K. Pickett
"The Four Brothers are coming, and this time it isn't just Milayna's life in jeopardy, but her brother's too."


Release Date: November 3, 2015
Read more about The Innocent here

Did you pre-order Milayna to save $2?

ABOUT MICHELLE K. PICKETT:

Michelle is the bestselling author of the young adult novel “PODs.” She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, but now lives in a sleepy suburb outside Houston with her extremely supportive husband, three school-aged children, a 125 pound “lap dog,” and a very snooty cat.
Red Bull or Monster Khaos are her coffee of choice, and she can’t write without peanut butter M&Ms and a hoodie. A hopeful romantic; she loves a swoon-worthy ending that will give her butterflies for days. She writes across genres in the young adult and new adult age groups. She loves to hear from her readers.
Michelle signed her new young adult contemporary novel— Unspeakable, with Clean Teen Publishing in 2014. 
Keep up-to-date on her current and future projects at www.michelle-pickett.com.
 
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Monday, January 5, 2015

The Archangel Agenda: NYT Bestselling Authors


The Archangel Agenda, Book 1:

The first in a new urban fantasy by New York Times bestselling authors A.K. Alexander and Jen Greyson

What happens when you're a professional assassin and your fiancĂ© is murdered in retaliation for your latest kill? Just ask Evangeline Heart, who is visited by the Archangel Metatron soon after burying her soul mate, Griffin, and told she must rescue Griffin's soul from the dungeons of Hell. 

In the first segment of The Evangeline Heart series, Evangeline (Lina) will join forces with a professional thief, a bumbling scholar, and an archangel who together will battle the forces of evil in hopes of saving the future for mankind.


A free holiday short story.
The Judas Relic, Book 1.5:

Professional assassin Evangeline (Lina) Heart is back in this holiday short story in her quest to discover the next relic she needs to unlock the gates of Hell and release her fiancĂ©’s soul. Who she doesn’t expect to get in her way (yet, once again) is her new sidekick, thief for hire to the wealthy and eclectic, Clay Wellers. 

As Clay enlists Lina in what at first appears to be a simple heist of a famous painting, they encounter more than they bargained for. They soon discover that this holiday season things are about to take an unexpected turn.




The God Game, Book 2:

In the second stage of Lina's quest, the stakes are higher, the enemies bigger, and the heist nearly impossible. This time, Lina and Clay are going after the sword used by the apostle Peter against the soldiers in the Garden of Gethsemane--a weapon missing for over a thousand years.

Metatron has assembled a unique team to help Lina on her quest to locate three ancient relics that hold the keys to unlocking the gates of Hell--a scholar as ancient as the relics he knows about, with a slipping mind and fierce fervor for the cause, a flippant but very cute professional thief who doesn’t take anything serious, except maybe the day’s fantasy football picks, and Lina's aging mentor recovering from hip surgery round out her crew. 

Lina soon realizes that The Angel of Death and his foot soldiers will do whatever they can to keep her from succeeding, and while she’s used to having bad guys after her, looking over her shoulder in The God Game has upped the ante to an entirely new level. 


About the authors:


A.K. Alexander is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her international bestselling thrillers include Daddy's Home and Mommy, May I? A. K. Alexander dreamed of being a writer since the age of nine, earning a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California before tackling fiction. Today she is the author of over two dozen books — women’s fiction, paranormal novels, mysteries, and thrillers. A lifelong equestrian, she helps to run her family business manufacturing sports-medicine products for horses. She is a native of San Diego, California, and still lives there today with her family, which includes three kids, a bunch of horses and dogs, and one bossy cat. A.K. Alexander's Website 


Jen Greyson writes kickass women and the men who need them. Her multiple NA titles range from action adventure, to time travel fantasies, to steamy contemporary romances. When she's not writing her own stories, Jen ghostwrites them for multiple bestselling authors. She lives in Utah and explores the wilderness with her family at every opportunity, whether camping, snowmobiling, or wake boarding. Jen Greyson's Website