Friday, April 18, 2014

**NEW RELEASE - Hypnotized** on SALE...

The always lovely, Lacey Wolfe, has a new release out and it's on SALE for only 99 cents! Hypnotized, the newest addition to her long list of works, is one story you won't want to miss. Scroll down, learn more, read the excerpt, and use the links to pick up your own discounted copy today before the price goes up!!!

Title:  Hypnotized
Author:  Lacey Wolfe
Genre:  New Adult Romance
Price:  99¢ for a limited time

Warning:  This book is recommended for ages 17 and up.

I’m discovering who I am in this world. Venturing out on my own, away from my parents, and finding out what life is really all about. College isn’t as easy as I thought it would be, especially with my best friend Evan becoming someone I hardly recognize. But then I met Gabe. He changed everything. My life will never be the same.

I lived my life day to day, waiting for something great to happen. Then she walked into the coffee house, with her long legs and killer smile. I had to know her. Nothing was going to stop me. She hypnotized me from the moment I laid eyes on her. And after the first kiss, my fate was sealed to Paisley.

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     Kristy and I found ourselves a corner. I sipped a little more of my beer, finally getting the bottle a little more than halfway gone. Nursing the drink probably wasn’t the best idea, but as long as I kept this in my hand, I didn’t feel like such a loser. Maybe my friends were right. It was time to quit taking the easy route. I needed to have fun.
     “Who is that hot guy? I think he’s checking you out.” Kristy poked my side.
     I followed her gaze. Gabe. 
     “Go talk to him.” She pushed me.
     “I, uh, I already did.”
     Her eyes lit up. “Seriously? Well, who is he?”
     I shrugged. “I met him before work at a coffee shop. He stared at me the whole time. Then tonight, when he got here, he watched me like he is now.” I should feel self conscious, but I didn’t. “As I waited for you, he came and talked to me, but Evan chased him away. To be honest, he’s freaking me out a little.” Kind of, but he intrigued me so much more.
     “He can’t keep his eyes off of you.”
      She was right. Even as he spoke to the guy with him, his eyes never left me. My heart raced. I honestly didn’t know what to think. It wasn’t like I’d never dated before. I’d had a few boyfriends in high school, but nothing serious. 
     “Go talk to him,” Kristy pressed.
     “Who?” Evan showed up at just the right time. Go figure. 
     “No one,” I said quickly.
     “She’s being silly. That guy.” Kristy pointed. Great, now he knew we were talking about him.
     “She needs to stay away from him.” Evan put his arm around me again, only now he put a little more weight against me. If I didn’t think he’d fall, I’d have moved. 
      Kristy stared at Evan’s arm a moment then asked, “Why? He’s hot.”
     “I don’t know. But my roommate says he’s trouble.”
     Of course he was. He parked his bike wherever he wanted. “I need to use the restroom. Hold my drink.” I handed it to Kristy.
     I wandered around the house. It was two stories, surely they had a restroom down here, but I didn’t find one. I headed up the creaky stairs. Sounds of groaning welcomed me at the top, making me giggle. Some people were having a lot of fun. 
     After using the restroom, I checked my appearance in the mirror. I turned by head back and forth. Maybe I did need to let my hair down. Tugging the elastic out, I let my long locks fall over my shoulder. I fluffed it with my fingers. The crease wasn’t so bad, and besides, more than half the people here were drunk. They weren’t going to care how my hair appeared. 
     I left the bathroom and stopped in my tracks. Leaning against the opposite wall was Gabe.
     “Uh, hey again.” I grinned awkwardly.
     “Having a good time?” 
     “I guess.”
      A girl walked up wobbly, holding the wall the whole way. She pushed me out of the way, slamming the bathroom door. Now I stood close to him. Near enough I could touch him if I wanted. 
     “You sure that guy isn’t your boyfriend?”
     I nodded. “Positive.”
     “He comes across like he is.” His blue eyes bore in to mine. 
     “Well, he isn’t. Why would I lie?”
     He shrugged. “Walk with me.”
     I glanced around. We were upstairs, and there wasn’t anywhere to go. I knew once I went down stairs and Evan saw, he’d stop us. “It’s not a good idea.”
     I leaned closer to him, inhaling his intoxicating scent and said, “From what I hear, I should stay away from you.”
     He chuckled. “Is that so? And what do you think?”
     I think I should see where he wants to take me, but I didn’t say that. “I don’t know you.”
     “Then get to know me. Come on. One little walk. What could go wrong?”
     The bathroom door opened and the drunk girl reemerged. “Awesome party!”
     I laughed and watched as she concentrated on walking. Poor girl. I hoped she made it down the stairs. 
     “So?” He raised an eyebrow.
     It was tempting. Take a walk with him, talk, get to know him, and find out why everyone thought he was trouble. “I think I’m going to pass.”
     The cutest smirk I’d ever seen appeared on his face. “Paisley, you’re really going to make me work, aren’t you?” 
     The sound of my name on his lips was like music. “How did you know my name?” That was stupid, he could’ve asked someone.
     “From the coffee shop when you got a drink.”
     “Oh, yeah.”
     He reached out and brushed a lock of hair from my face. My breath caught when his fingers lightly touched my skin, and I swear every nerve was on end. 
     “I like a good challenge.” He walked away, leaving me standing there, speechless.

Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true. Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

My Writing Process...

I've been invited to participate in the MY WRITING PROCESS blog hop...

1. What am I working on?
Yesterday I finished edits on my third novel. It's a contemporary romance tentatively titled, 'Full Pursuit'. This is the story of Nicole, a girl that gets tricked into planning her twin sister's wedding, and Chase, the handsome and determined cop that ends up being the Best Man. They first meet when Nikki gets pulled over for a broken taillight while wearing only her bra and panties. Naturally, Chase is taken with her from the start.

Despite the chemistry they seem to have, each has their own reasons and secrets that fill them with doubt. Can a weekend on the river be enough to overcome their fears, or is it over before it ever begins?

2. How does my work differ from others in its genre?

By default much of my writing falls into the New Adult (NA) category. This isn't by design. These are simply the stories that come to me. I happen to believe that the transition from your teens into full adulthood is an interesting time in a person's life. It only happens once. You're bound to make a few mistakes along the way due to changing emotions and inexperience.

One major difference between my books and those that are prominent in NA is that I write about average people with average lives. My characters, while flawed in their own way, aren't broken or tormented. They have struggles and obstacles that you might have yourself if you were in their shoes.

3. Why do I write what I do?

I only write the types of books that I would want to read myself. That's my benchmark. If I can't get drawn in by my own characters, then I'm not doing my readers any justice. That's not to say everyone will enjoy and connect with everything I create. We all have different tastes and interests. For me, it's about staying true to myself.

4. How does my writing process work?

My subconscious is in constant creative mode. I tend to get new book ideas at the most inconvenient times, like while driving. So what I do to preserve the information is to send myself an email with as much detail as possible so I can recall it all later. I have an entire folder full of stories waiting to be told.

Once I start a project I tend to fly by the seat of my pants. There's no outlining for this girl! I always know how I want to start and end a book, and maybe even a few key scenes throughout, but much of the middle is what flows when I sit down and start typing. I've even surprised myself a few times with some of the twists and turns I've written along the way. It's one thing to read a book and think 'wow, I didn't see THAT coming' but it is entirely different to be writing one and have that same reaction. In that sense, I can honestly say I'll never get bored with being an author!



I'd like to thank author, Antonia Van Zandt, for inviting me to be a part of this exciting blog hop. Find, like, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter!!! You'll definitely want to keep her on your watch list!

I did attempt to spread the love. Unfortunately, everyone I invited to join in the fun either didn't have a blog of their own, or had already participated. So, I suppose, this thread ends with me. All good things must come to an end, though! Happy Reading, Everyone!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

**COVER REVEAL - Anonymous** & Giveaway...

The amazingly talented Ms. Dani-Lyn Alexander has a new book coming out next week with HarperImpulse. Check out her fantastic cover! Read the details below to learn more, enter the giveaway, and then Pre-Order your copy today. You won't be disappointed!
Title:  Anonymous
Author:  Dani-Lyn Alexander
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Price: $2.99 for e-book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date:  4/17/2014
Pre-order with 1-Click  HERE!

What happens when an online date is not what it seems?

After Ali's heart is broken, she decides to try Anonymous, a new dating website where you can retain complete anonymity while you search for your soul mate. When she discovers Joe, she thinks she may have at least found a new friend and decides to put her past behind her and move on.

Several death threats and an attempt on her life force her back into contact with her soon-to-be ex, Mark, who is the lead detective on the case. The tension builds between them while Ali struggles to get over Mark, and Mark races to find the maniac who's trying to kill her.

When Ali meets up with her online flame, she finds he's anything but the friend she imagined…

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Author Bio:
Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.
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Monday, April 7, 2014

**ABOVE PAR Swag Pack Giveaway**...

Who wants to win fun stuff? I do, I do! Oh wait, I can't win because I'm hosting the giveaway. Bad for me, good for you! Check out all the FANTASTIC swag you can snag....

Enter the ABOVE PAR Swag Pack Giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 3 grand prize packages. Included in each prize pack is the following:

1 - Above Par t-shirt (Large)
1 - Above Par drink tumbler
1 - Above Par reusable grocery tote
1 - I Love Reading drawstring backpack
1 - Above Par keychain
1 - Above Par paperweight
2 - Above Par pens
2 - Signed bookmarks
1 - Above Par lip balm (vanilla)
1 - Above Par mint tin

BONUS:  If my Facebook Page reaches 1,750 Likes before the end of the contest, I will also give an additional 10 fans each a signed bookmark so spread the word. The more likes and entries, the more winners there will be!

FYI:  This contest is open to U.S. Residents ONLY (nothing personal to my foreign fans, it's just a shipping thing). If you have any questions please leave a comment or send an email. Thanks and good luck!

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Don't forget to pick up your own copy of ABOVE PAR! This sweet, romantic comedy is available for both Kindle and Nook! (Coming soon in paperback so stay tuned!)