Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Information About Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards ~ Get Involved!

I am so super excited about this collection!



Two weeks until release! Here's what's in store:




22 stops. 22 different prizes. 22 true stories from the Losing It authors.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards ~ Featuring 22 New Scenes


Losing It: A Collection of VCards coming Feb 11, 2015!
22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love.
In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!
Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers. 
Stories include excerpts and extended material–ALL NEW CONTENT featuring the following YA novels & authors:
The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce
The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand
The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell
Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez
Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane
The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last
Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli
The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford
Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag
A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy
The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater
The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende
Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer
The Runes Series by Ednah Walters
The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher
The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott
Forged Series by A.O. Peart
The Arotas Series by Amy Miles
Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris
The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

10 Years Giveaway

Don't forget, 10 Years releases on Feb 3rd. Enter the paperback giveaway by following the link below, and remember, you can Preorder it on select sites:

Preorder Links:

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/10-years/id922558043?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/10-years-bethany-lopez/1120404611?ean=2940046192339

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/10-years-1




Goodreads Book Giveaway


10 Years by Bethany Lopez

10 Years

by Bethany Lopez


Giveaway ends February 03, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Seven 11 Blog Hop ~ Seven Lines from 10 Years


Happy Sunday! The Seven 11 Blog Hop is a monthly feature, where participating authors share seven lines from their WIP on the 11th of the month.

This month, I'm offering a little tease from 10 Years, book 5 in the Time for Love series, which releases on Feb 3, 2015. If you didn't see last months hop, which also featured 10 Years, you can check it out here

*Remember, each book in the series can be read as a standalone*

Gwen's POV ~ this is an unedited draft

             Craig stepped back in front of me, blocking my way, and leaned his face down into mine, the anger practically vibrating off of him.
            “Don’t give me that double standard bullshit, if I thought for one minute you were drinking and sleeping with random guys because you were enjoying college and sowing your wild oats, or whatever the fuck you call it, I’d be all for it. I’d be your biggest damn champion… But we both know that’s not it. You’re doing this for my benefit, to punish me… And the shit of it is, I have no idea what I’m being punished for, but I can tell you one thing, you’re not happy. You know it, and I know it, and I just wish you’d wake the fuck up and let me help you.”
            His words pierced my skin and I suddenly felt like a cornered, injured animal, and all I wanted to do was fight back.

Don't forget to stop by the rest of the hop and see what these Awesome Authors are working on:

Felicia Tatum
Steph Nuss
Heather Hildenbrand
Kayla Smith
S.M. Boyce
Alicia Sheehy
Justine Winter
SC Ellington
Amanda Aksel

You can also enter to win a signed paperback from Heather Hildenbrand by signing up for her newsletter!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cover Reveal of 10 Years, book 5 in the Time for Love Series by Bethany Lopez

Check out the gorgeous cover for 10 Years, Book 5 in the Time for Love series! 

10 Years will release on Feb 3, 2015. Don't forget to read the excerpt below and add it to your TBR!


Title: 10 Years (Time for Love #5)
Author: Bethany Lopez
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: B Designs


Pre-order Available:

Blurb: 

A lot can happen in 10 years, and Gwen and Craig have been there for each other through it all, from meeting on the playground to juggling college finals. But their long-standing friendship hasn't been without its challenges.

Gwen keeps her emotions locked down tight, and when someone hurts her, she shuts down and shuts them out. Craig has always been her hero, but when one night leaves her broken, she realizes he has the power to hurt her the most.

Unable to get past Gwen's emotional barriers, Craig focuses on baseball and reaching for his dreams, but he misses his best friend. He wonders if he'll ever have the same relationship he did with the girl he met ten years ago.

When the barriers finally come down and their true feelings are revealed, will they finally become the couple everyone says they're destined to be, or will the darkness from Gwen's past tear them apart forever?

*Warning* This book contains some scenes that may be hard to read. This story is meant for readers 18 and older.




Excerpt ~ Gwen

His lips were softer than I’d ever imagined, and I’d imagined them a lot. At least once a day since I turned thirteen, maybe more.

I brought a hand up to touch his cheek gently, worried that too much movement on my part would bring him back to reality, and he’d pull away.

I could taste beer on his breath, but I didn’t mind. He moved closer, his hand on my back drawing me in so our chests touched. I took a sharp breath at the contact, amazed at how good it felt.

This was the first time I’d kissed, or touched another guy since that night with Brad at his party, but it was apples and oranges in comparison. With Craig I didn’t have one second of doubt, I knew I wanted his lips on mine, and now that I’d had a taste, I didn’t know how I’d ever be able to go back to the way things used to be.

I hoped he felt the same.

“Can I touch you, Gwennie?” Craig asked, his hand at the hem of my t-shirt.

His breath against my ear caused goosebumps to break out over my sensitive flesh.

“Yes,” I responded, my voice barely a whisper.

His hand was cool against my heated stomach and I shivered as he ran it up towards my breasts, which became heave in anticipation of his touch.




*This story is meant for readers 18 and older.

Series Reading Order:

8 Weeks

21 Days

42 Hours

15 Minutes

10 Years ~ Releasing, Feb 3, 2015

Click on covers for more information on the first four books in the series:











About the Author:
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.



Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!


I wanted to drop a quick line to say Happy New Year to all! I hope your 2014 was a great year, and that 2015 will be even better!

Here's what I have going on:

I'm currently writing 10 Years, book 5 in the Time for Love series, which will release on Feb 3rd. (with the cover revealing on Jan 7th!) If you'd like to participate, you can sign up here.

I'm going to be a part of Losing It: A Collection of V-Cards, which is a box set featuring original, never before published scenes from your favorite YA novels. If you'd like to sign up for the reveal, you can do so here.

I'm also working on a children's book with my daughter Katie. She came up with the concept, and we have a first draft. The illustrations will be done by Hetty Mitchell, with the cover by the Fabulous, Regina Wamba of MaeIDesign. I'm so excited to be working on this project with my daughter, and cannot wait to share the story with you.

By the end of the year I will have book 6 in the Stories about Melissa series, AdiĆ³s, on the shelves.

That's just the tip of the iceberg, but these are the projects that I can tell you about with confidence that they will be completed and ready for you to enjoy in the coming months.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Special Christmas Interview with Author AnnaLisa Grant



1. What is your favorite Christmas movie? Is there a reason/tradition behind your pick?

I love, love, love ELF! I think because it's such a fun movie for my kids, it makes me love it even more. We quote movie lines all year long, and they'll even pick it for family movie night any time of the year.

We have a family tradition of putting ELF on while we decorate our Christmas tree. It takes us twice as long to decorate the tree because we stop and reenact scenes as they play!


2. If you could kiss anyone under the mistletoe, who would it be??? (Significant others not allowed!)

Hmmm....well, if my super hot husband is not allowed on the list, I'd have to say...Ryan Reynolds. Outside of being super hot, I love him as an actor. He's got a great sense of comedic timing and is also great at intense, dramatic roles. He also seems like the kind of guy you could just hang out with, right?

3. What was the best, and worst, Christmas you ever had?

The best Christmas ever was the first year my kids were big enough to run downstairs on their own to see what Santa had left. My husband and I could hardly sleep the night before and practically cried tears of joy as we heard them barreling down the stairs!

I have to say, I don't really have a "worst" Christmas. This time of year is always super special for my family!


4. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?


My favorite thing about Christmas is how everyone seems to be happier. I don't know if it's the music, or the hustle and bustle of the holidays, or if everyone is just faking it, but everywhere I go people just seem to be in a cheerier mood. I like to think it's because we're all so excited about the giving part of Christmas!

5. Which character that you've written loves Christmas the most? Worst? Why?


I'd have to say that Layla Weston from The Lake Trilogy loves Christmas the most. Having lost both her parents, and having her grandmother treat her so poorly for the last five years, she appreciates the spirit of Christmas and the importance of family at that time of year.

The character who hates Christmas would be Gregory Meyer from The Lake Trilogy. Christmas means family and he is far to emotionally cut off to appreciate the holiday. He participates, but he could take it or leave it.



Thanks, AnnaLisa!



Where to find AnnaLisa:


Bio:
AnnaLisa Grant is the author of the Young Adult Romance/Mystery/Suspense series The Lake Trilogy (The Lake, Troubled Waters, Safe Harbor), the Contemporary Romance/Suspense novel Next to Me, the Coming of Age novel As I Am, and the New Adult Roman/Mystery/Suspense Victoria Asher Series (Embedded, The Cure, Mind Games).

AnnaLisa received her Master's degree in counseling from Gorgon-Conwell Theology Seminary in 2008. While she spent two years post graduate in private practice as a therapist, AnnaLisa spent 13 years in the field of counseling and human services.

When she's not writing, AnnaLisa is a lover of music and movies. She loves being a wife to Donavan and a mom to her son and daughter. Oh, and she's also slightly (completely) obsessed with all things Disney!

AnnaLisa lives in Matthews, North Carolina with her husband and two awesome kids.