Wednesday, May 23, 2012

An Interview with Author Lindsay Paige

Today Lindsay Paige has asked me to be a part of  her fantastic blog tour to promote her new book, Whatever it Takes, the third book in the Bold as Love series. 

Whatever it Takes:

Their first year of college isn’t what they expected. Emily is still struggling with the loss of her baby, while Jake seems to have no trouble with it at all. Emily is so conflicted about how to deal with the miscarriage. On top of that, she’s having nightmares.

Can Jake help his Sweetness? Will she allow him? Their relationship is suffering and Jake is determined to do whatever Emily asks of him. But when Emily makes a suggestion that she feels will help with her grief, could it tear the couple apart forever?

Whatever it takes is scheduled to be released June 13, 2012.  Add it to your Goodreads list today!

About Lindsay Paige:

Lindsay Paige is a young adult romance author from North Carolina. Most of what Lindsay writes are her daydreams in lavish details. (Please excuse that fact when you read one of her future works about a girl who sleeps around.;)) When not writing, she is working to complete her final year of high school.

Lindsay loves to read, listen to music, watch and play tennis, along with watching her favorite hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lindsay is a big fan of Sidney Crosby (87) and buys Penguins merchandise whenever she can.

Lindsay loves to be around her family and best friends. One summer after viewing a video of Nicholas Sparks' house, Lindsay's mother made the comment that she should write a bestselling novel since she "reads so much", that way they could have a beautiful house as well. Lindsay took her comment to heart. She began working on Sweetness. A year later, the novel was complete.

Many of the aspects of the characters in Sweetness were inspired by Lindsay's own struggles, such as a recovering alcoholic father and the anxiety Emily suffers because of her past.

The Interview: 

Did you always dream of becoming an author? 
Not at all. It never even crossed my mind. I'd write a little here and there, but that was it. I have my anxiety to think for being an author. Last year was extremely hard for me and writing because an escape after a daydream that wouldn't go away. I needed to daydream in order to fall asleep instead of focusing on my anxiety and the Bold As Love series is a result of that.

How you find time to write and also enjoy your last year of high school?
I'm homebound, which is like homeschool except all my work comes through my school. Therefore, I don't really enjoy high school because I'm not there. I absolutely do not have a problem with that either. With working and doing schoolwork, writing usually comes during the wee hours of the night before I fall asleep.

Do you plan to attend college after high school? And if so, what will be your major?
I do plan on going to college after high school. I'm going to go to a community college for my first two years so I don't overwhelm myself with anxiety. Then I plan to transfer to UNC Chapel Hill to major in creative writing.

What have you found to be your biggest challenge with being such a young author? 
Believing in my work is the biggest challenge. Thankfully, I have some awesome fans who are always there for support during those rough patches.

What inspired you to write the Bold as Love series? 
As I said, it was a daydream that wouldn't stop playing in my head.

Was there a person in real life that inspired each of the characters? 
There are bits and pieces of old crushes in Jake. Part of Jake's feelings for his father comes from myself. Part of Emily's personality comes myself as well.

What are your favorite authors/books? 
Jessica Park (Flat-Out Love), Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks, Erica O'Rourke (Torn Trilogy), Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie's Wicked series, and so much more. You can see all my favorite books at this link:


Buy Sweetness (Bolds as Love #1) on Amazon
Buy I'm Yours (Bold as Love #2)  on Amazon
Visit Lindsay Paige's website
Like Lindsay Paige on Facebook

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Winners (yep, as in more than one!)

I know I said I was only going to give away one Kindle book of On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, but this book is just so good that I have to spread the love to more than one. 

That's right, I decided to give away TWO Kindle books of On the Island.  YAY!!

And because I am terrible at trying to choose, I let choose the winners for me.

And they are...

Lindsey (comment #3)
Esther (comment #9)

Emails have been sent with you gift books ladies.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Exciting News...and a Giveaway!

I know that I have mentioned the book On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves on here before, but I have to gush a little bit more about this book because Tracey just announced some rather HUGE news today.

If you don't remember my gushing about this book, I gave a short review of it in my favorite books of 2011 post and also my post about my author friends rising to high places.  Be sure to check them out.

Okay, so what is this so-called awesome news? Well, On the Island has been optioned for a feature film by MGM. *Squeeeeeaaaaaallllll*

Can you imagine seeing TJ on the big screen?  Well, now we will be able to!  Hmmmm....I wonder who they will choose to play TJ and Anna....



Oh oops, sorry!  I guess I got lost in a daydream there. 

To honor this momentous occasion, I would like to gift a Kindle copy of On the Island to one lucky person. 

Just leave me a comment below (be sure to leave your email address so I can send your book should you win) and I will choose one winner by 8:00 pm Central time on Sunday 5/6/12.

If you don't want to wait to see if you've won, that's okay.  You can purchase your own Kindle copy HERE.

Congrats Tracey!!   This is soooooo exciting!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cover Reveal: Unchained by J. Lynn

I am happy to take part in the cover reveal for UNCHAINED, book one in the new NEPHILIM RISING adult series from J. Lynn.

Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

UNCHAINED will be available in mass trade size wherever books are sold on October 16, 2012 and you can pre-order your copies at Amazon, B&N, Book Depository, and BAM. 

Want a taste of J. Lynn’s adult work and can’t wait till October? You can purchase her contemporary romance, Tempting the Best Man, which is available on B&N and Amazon. Please note that this is an adult romance, which does contain scenes that could be perceived as naughty, naughty and you should be an adult if reading!

Or you can always check out her Young Adult series, The Covenant (Half-Blood) and Lux Series (Obsidian) under the name Jennifer L. Armentrout.