Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Adult Scavenger Hunt ~ Exclusive Content from Ara Grigorian ~ #NewAsh #TeamRed


Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAM RED–but there is also a Blue Team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!



If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.

***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Red, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 26th, at noon Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!

***MEET Ara Grigorian, AUTHOR OF Game of Love***


Ara Grigorian is a technology executive in the entertainment industry. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from University of Southern California where he specialized in marketing and entrepreneurship. True to the Hollywood life, Ara wrote for a children's television pilot that could have made him rich (but didn't) and nearly sold a video game to a major publisher (who closed              days later). Fascinated by the human species, Ara writes about choices, relationships, and second chances. Always a sucker for a hopeful ending, he writes contemporary romance stories targeted to adult and new adult readers.

He is an alumnus of both the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and Southern California Writers' Conference (where he also serves as a workshop leader). Ara is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and its Los Angeles chapter.

Ara is represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Agency.


                                                        ***Game of Love***

Game of Love is set in the high-stakes world of professional tennis where fortune and fame can be decided by a single point. 

Gemma Lennon has spent nearly all of her 21 years focused on one thing: Winning a Grand Slam. After a disastrous and very public scandal and subsequent loss at the Australian Open, Gemma is now laser-focused on winning the French Open. Nothing and no one will derail her shot at winning - until a heated chance encounter with brilliant and sexy Andre Reyes threatens to throw her off her game. 

Breaking her own rules, Gemma begins a whirlwind romance with Andre who shows her that love and a life off the court might be the real prize. With him, she learns to trust and love… at precisely the worst time in her career. The pressure from her home country, fans, and even the Prime Minister to be the first British woman to win in nearly four decades weighs heavily. 

As Wimbledon begins, fabricated and sensationalized news about them spreads, fueling the paparazzi, and hurting her performance. Now, she must reconsider everything, because in the high-stakes game of love, anyone can be the enemy within… even lovers and even friends. 

In the Game of Love, winner takes all.


***Exclusive Content***



CHAPTER THIRTEEN (Excerpt)

“Love all, but trust a few.”

~William Shakespeare

Gemma allowed herself to relax as more songs came from Dan’s guitar. A sense of melancholy had joined the tent, though. Maybe it was the selection of songs. She doubted it.
She leaned over to Andre. “This isn’t just a regular day at the beach, is it?”
He shook his head. “We’re here to remember a friend who passed away just over a year ago. He was Linda’s fiancé.”
Gemma’s face froze, and a combination of grief and shame overwhelmed her. She did not belong here. She needed to say something to Linda, to apologize. Instead Andre spoke.
“Dan, play ‘Empty Space’.”
Silence draped the canopy. Andre held Gemma’s hand. They focused on Dan, who after a moment’s hesitation played an airy guitar intro, transporting her somewhere in the heavens. Then he sang:
Can we walk away, pretending not to see the empty space?
We don’t give reasons why, the gleaming tears flow gently from our eyes.
Miss you so, dear friendfly, to your cloud, dear friend.
Lamenting what’s too late, we never talk about the tears we cried.
It comes to us all, we’re bound by the time that keeps us here for a while.
And I miss you so, dear friendfly, to your cloud, dear friend.
When the song ended, Gemma came out of her trance and saw everyone hugging Linda. Red swollen eyes and wet cheeks reshaped the faces of the clan. She wiped her own tears. Maybe she didn’t belong, but she wanted to.
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EXCLUSIVE!!! Hear the original song, Empty Space, written and performed in 1997 by Armen Grigorian (brother of the author)!



Awesome!! I’m adding to my TBR, now. How about you? And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Ara Grigorian, and more!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Katie and the North Star by Katie and Bethany Lopez (Plus, #Giveaways)

I'm so excited to share a new children's book by my seven year old daughter, Katie, and I: 


Katie and the North Star!


This book is suitable for children four and up, and is available now in ebook and paperback!



Cover Design by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design
Illustrations by Hetty Mitchell

Katie and the North Star is a book filled with adventure, joy, and imagination. Join Katie as she learns why she can't keep the North Star all to herself.






Follow Katie and Bethany:


Twitter  



Katie and Bethany Lopez are a mother and daughter writing team. Katie is currently navigating through the first grade. She loves reading, writing, and Shopkins. Bethany writes stories for all ages. She enjoys writing full time, and spending time with her family. Katie and the North Star is their first collaboration.


a Rafflecopter giveaway




Goodreads Book Giveaway


Katie and the North Star by Katie Lopez

Katie and the North Star

by Katie Lopez


Giveaway ends April 15, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to Win


If you would like to sign up to receive a review copy, be a part of the tour, and be entered into a $25 Giveaway, please sign up at Mother Daughter Book Reviews!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Release of Chasing Forgiveness by Tia Silverthorne Bach

It’s finally here!


Chasing Forgiveness is a prequel novella in the
award-winning Tala Prophecy series.





About Chasing Forgiveness


When terror strikes, forever altering your life, it doesn’t ask permission or forgiveness.


Madeleine and Amélie’s quiet lives are ripped apart by a creature they never imagined could
exist outside a horror story. Their mother is murdered, their father is missing, and the only safe haven is with a family full of secrets. But rescue comes at a price.

Ripped from the light of youth, the sisters are forced into the shadows—where they meet
brothers Rafe and Rowan.

It’s not the time for infatuation or love, but the heart rarely listens to reason.

Now, the young women have decisions to make. Will they be able to achieve their unified goal of stopping evil, or will it consume them from the inside out?

They soon learn some choices can’t be undone.


Author’s Note: This novella can be read
as a stand-alone.

Purchase on Amazon

Add to Goodreads



@@ 48-hour Sale @@

On April 14 & 15, Chasing Forgiveness will be 99 cents ($1.99 after), and 

Chasing Shadows (book 2) will be on sale for $1.99 (originally $2.99). 

Chasing Memories (book 1) is 99 cents in all outlets.



Giveaway #1

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Giveaway #2

8 signed paperbacks are up for grabs via Goodreads.







Goodreads Book Giveaway

Chasing Forgiveness by Tia Silverthorne Bach

Chasing Forgiveness


by Tia Silverthorne Bach

Giveaway ends May 20, 2015.
See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.


About the Author






Tia Silverthorne Bach has been married to her college sweetheart for twenty years, has three beautiful girls, and adores living in sunny California. Her daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and
Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She believes in fairy tales and happy endings and is an avid reader and rabid grammar hound.





She is an award-winning, multi-genre author and an Editor for Indie Books Gone Wild. From an early age, she escaped into books and believes they can be the source of
healing and strength. If she’s not writing, you can find her on the tennis
court, at the movies, reading a good book, or spooning Jif peanut butter right
out of the jar.

Connect with the Author:
Sign up for her Author newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bif19P 




Available Books:
Chasing Memories (Tala Prophecy, Book 1)
Chasing Shadows (Tala Prophecy, Book 2)
Fractured Glass: A Novel Anthology
Depression Cookies (women's fiction)

Coming Soon:
Chasing Destiny (Tala Prophecy, Book 3)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Chasing Forgiveness by Tia Silverthorne Bach

Chasing Forgiveness is a prequel novella in the award-winning Tala Prophecy series.

Cover design by Jo Michaels

About Chasing
Forgiveness

When terror strikes, forever altering
your life, it doesn’t ask permission or forgiveness.

Madeleine and
Amélie’s quiet lives are ripped apart by a creature they never imagined could
exist outside a horror story. Their mother is murdered, their father is
missing, and the only safe haven is with a family full of secrets. But rescue
comes at a price.

Ripped from the
light of youth, the sisters are forced into the shadows—where they meet
brothers Rafe and Rowan.

It’s not the
time for infatuation or love, but the heart rarely listens to reason.

Now, the young
women have decisions to make. Will they be able to achieve their unified goal
of stopping evil, or will it consume them from the inside out?

They soon learn
some choices can’t be undone.

Release Date: April 14, 2015


Author’s
Note: This novella can be read as a stand-alone.











Giveaway

Sign up for the
author’s newsletter for exclusive sneak peeks and giveaways at 
http://eepurl.com/bif19P.

Everyone who subscribes by
April 12, 2015 will be entered into a drawing for an eBook of Chasing Forgiveness, which will be
delivered on release day. 
Ten copies are up for grabs.



About the Author



Tia Silverthorne Bach has been married to
her college sweetheart for twenty years, has three beautiful girls, and adores
living in sunny California. Her daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and
Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She
believes in fairy tales and happy endings and is an avid reader and rabid
grammar hound.

She is an Award-winning, multi-genre author and an Editor for Indie Books Gone Wild. From an early age, she escaped into books and believes they can be the source of
healing and strength. If she’s not writing, you can find her on the tennis
court, at the movies, reading a good book, or spooning Jif peanut butter right
out of the jar.

Connect with the Author:

Available Books:
Chasing Memories
Chasing Shadows
Fractured Glass: A Novel Anthology
Depression Cookies (women's fiction)

Coming Soon:
Chasing Destiny