Welcome to a Fictional Reality

Welcome to a Fictional Reality

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guardian - Cover Reveal

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Cover Reveal for Courtney Cole's GUARDIAN! GUARDIAN is a YA Paranormal Romance, and a book close to Courtney’s heart. It is being released on August 28th!

Guardian GUARDIAN Synopsis: Sometimes, things that go bump in the night are real. My name is Whitney Lane. I’m sixteen years old and at first, I thought I was crazy. I kept seeing shadows move along walls, and hearing whispers around corners, but whenever I looked, there was never anything there. Until one day, there was. Our world isn’t what we think. There are things around us, good things, bad things, scary things. Things that we tell ourselves aren’t real, but they are. They’re very real, and they’re terrifying. I’ve been swept up now, in a battle of good and evil, confused about love and what is supposed to be love, but isn’t. I don’t know what to think anymore. I can’t trust my emotions and I don’t know what is true. There’s only one thing I know for sure. Nothing is what it seems. HeadshotABOUT COURTNEY COLE: Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people. Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.        

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Summer I Fell - release day

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NA / Coming of Age
*The book contains adult content and is appropriate for ages 17+*
This means, the characters like to swear - or as we say in the south, cuss. While there is no strong sexual content, the story does imply the act itself. You have been warned ;)
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

S. M. Knowles Interview

Have you ever wanted to stp inside the mind of an author? We got a chance to do just that with S.M. Knowles. 



1. Tell us about your most recent release (Title, publish date, blurb, and genre): 

I released Dream Ending last month. It's the 3rd book in my series.


2. What did you enjoy the most about writing this book?  The least? 

It is in a totally different place then the first two books. I loved making up the new adventures, but I disliked having to remember how the tunnels worked. There are a lot of twist and turns making this book a bit harder.


3. What was the hardest scene for you to write? 

There wasn't really a hard scene in book 3; however, in book 2 I had a hard time writing the sisters part of the funeral. I couldn't see my screen from the tears my eyes couldn't hold back. 


4. How do you market your work? 

I primarily use facebook or other social media sites.


5. How do you come up with the inspiration for your books? 

My mind plays movies. I write what I watch in my head. Interesting, huh? ;)


6. If your book could be described by a song, which one would it be? 

This song right here: Avicii Wake Me Up (Official Video)


7. Who is your favorite author to read? 

I love several authors.


8. What are you currently reading? 

I am reading Claimed by SE Reign. I believe it is free right now on Amazon. :)


9. Who is your favorite book boyfriend? 

I don't have one. 


10. What do you do when you aren’t writing? 

HA! Going to school. The mind is a beautiful thing. Keep it on its toes!


11. What are you currently working on? 

I am currently working on book 4 of the Rylee Everley Series. It is the last book in this series and I'm excited. She's had a lot of adventures and grown up so much.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Midnight Ballering - 5-Star Review



Synopsis 
“When I grow up, I’m going to be a dancer. I just know it.” 

Of course, life doesn’t always work out how you want. Just ask Monroe Hartley. After burying her childhood dream, Monroe works toward a new one, determined to prove her independence. When life catches up with her, stripping away her resources, she slowly turns toward an unlikely profession. Miller Buchanan has enough on his plate; he doesn’t need to worry about anything or anyone else. Then a petite, dark-haired beauty falls into his lap and despite his personal demons, he can’t stay away. Temptation and possibility linger, but when the past comes knocking, will they trade their future for the familiar? Or will they continue on the path of the unknown?



Prologue
I GLANCED AT my watch, seeing it was just after midnight. I needed to get the hell out of here so I could get some sleep. Already overworked, I shouldn’t have promised her the favor but she’d always done right by me. I couldn’t keep putting it off. My feet froze when I passed by the open door of one of the rooms, eyes drawn to the lone figure in the center of the glossy, wooden floors, her back facing me. Hair as dark as the night sky in a tight bun atop her head enhanced her creamy white skin, body clad in a scrap of black material that offered as little coverage as a bathing suit. That must be what they wore, even when there weren’t many people around so late at night. Business must be good if the place continued to stay open almost twenty-four seven. I didn’t get the need for it, really. My attention snapped back as she gracefully raised her arms, completely in her own world, before balancing on her tiptoes and spinning around the room endlessly, making me dizzy. My eyes stayed glued to her perfomance, her legs drawing me in like a moth to a flame. While she was petite, her legs seemed to go on for miles, and were powerful and lean as she twirled across the floor, changing quickly into step after step. I was mesmerized. She moved fluidly, legs kicking in every which direction, perfectly in sync with the soft music playing in the background. I could barely make out the song as I focused solely on the ballerina, her body making a tempo of its own, creating a rhythm as she glided effortlessly. Back and forth, forward and backward, round and round. My whole body hummed as I shifted, pressing closer as I continued to observe, unnoticed. I didn’t want her to stop my private show, but it all came to an end too soon as someone walked past me in the hallway, pulling me out of my trance. I looked down to see that almost an hour had passed, cursing myself for letting the dancer distract me, and when I glanced back in the studio, she was gone. It was for the best, really. I walked back out to the front, gathering my tools, re- signed to the fact that I’d have to come back to complete the job another time. It wasn’t happening that night. My little midnight ballerina made sure of that.


Review

I am totally and completely in love with Midnight Ballerina!  It was the cover that initially drew me in and mesmerized me.  But once I cracked that cover, I was hooked.  I mean, hello... did you read that Prologue?!?

The characters are freaking perfect.  Monroe is a fireball and perfectly able to take care of herself.  She knows who she is and how to survive.  So it is incredibly hard for her to let Miller take care of her.  She's spunky and fiesty, and I totally relate to her.  

Then you have Miller... oh, swoon-worthy, southern gentleman, Miller.  He has trust issues galore, but he is strong and loving.  I promise that you will want to jump into the pages, knock Monroe out of the way and get into Miller's arms.  Can you tell that I have a little crush on him?

Seriously tho... you do not have to be a dancer or a dance lover to enjoy this.  It isn't all about the dancing and dance lingo... it's about Miller and Monroe.  Midnight Ballerina is brilliantly written and a perfect example of the New Adult genre! 

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About the Author
Cori "C.A." Williams is the author of The Journey Series, Full Count, Imperfect Perfection Series, and The Crush; all of the New Adult Genre. She  lives in Michigan and is married to her high school sweetheart. When she's not busy typing away at a new book, she's also trying to juggle three little ones. While being a stay at home to her three little ones, she likes to read and write, in between cleaning up messes and being a short order cook.



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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lost in Starlight - playlist

LOST IN STARLIGHT PLAYLIST

Guest Post by Sherry Soule


Today author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new Upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.
To help promote this amazing interstellar love story, “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this fun promo to share the news with fellow booklovers.
STARLIGHT SAGA SONG LIST

Some of the most ambiguous lyrics take on new meaning when you’re writing a book, even correlating to some of the scenes or giving insight into Hayden and Sloane’s romantic relationship. Sherry has put together just a few of the awesome songs—a collection of her character’s electric tastes in music—mentioned throughout this epic new series in this post. Enjoy!
Still Into You” by Paramore
“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons:
“Boom Boom Pow” by Black Eyed Peas
“Titanium” song by Sia
“I'm Not Okay (I Promise)” by My Chemical Romance
“Stay” song by Thirty Seconds to Mars
“Counting Stars” by OneRepublic
“Sugar, We’re Going Down” by Fall Out Boy
“Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri
“Cello Sonata, L 135” by Debussy
While writing LOST IN STARLIGHT, Sherry listened to this amazing track on a loop, “4 Hours of Emotional Music” composed by the talented, Adrian von Ziegler. She found the melody really set the mood to the type of romantic tale that she wanted to write. At its core, LOST IN STARLIGHT is basically a love story about two lonely hearts finding each other and how their star-crossed relationship changes both of their lives.
Listen to his music on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6r5bo_D9QY
We hope that you enjoyed this post. Now go feed your mind and read a book!

Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOST IN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!
Read the first five chapters for free on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/14214838-lost-in-starlight-syfy-romance
VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga
High school reporter Sloane Masterson knows she has one helluva story when she witnesses hottie Hayden Lancaster bending forks with his mind.
Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, even if it includes a little stalking. When the superhuman feats start to pile up and the undeniable heat rises between them, Hayden has no choice but to reveal his secret: he’s an alien hybrid.
They’re as different as night and day—she’s a curvy, purple-haired, horror junkie and he’s a smoking hot, antisocial, brainiac—yet the intense fascination between them refuses to go away. Even at Hayden’s insistence that dating each other is “off limits” and crazy dangerous, their fiery attraction threatens to go supernova.
Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, ├╝ber snobby extraterrestrials, and a psycho alien ex-girlfriend out for revenge. After a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating, Sloane must decide if their star-crossed romance is worth risking her own life....
Places you can visit Sherry Soule:
Twitter @SherrySoule: http://twitter.com/SherrySoule
Please add LOST IN STARLIGHT to your TBR on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707942-lost-to-starlight
The awesome book cover was designed by the talented, Kristen Thompson-Oh of KCT Designs at www.kctdesigns.com
Eager to read the first five chapters on your Kindle? FREE every Friday from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1hdo6Oh


Friday, July 18, 2014

Eyes of the Woods - cover reveal

We're excited to share with you the cover for Debut Author Eden Fierce's upcoming release, Eyes of the Woods! This cover is gorgeous! Let us know what you think!


Title: Eyes of the Woods
Author: Eden Fierce
Age Group: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen

Description:
Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory--a generations-old family who protected their territories from nightwalkers--Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.

What Eris didn’t know was that the very beings she hunted were watching her, and that being tamed wasn’t what would kill her after all. 

In a land where the woods were forbidden and the laws meant life, Eris will have to make a decision that could bring peace between enemies, or war among friends.

Author Bio:


Eden Fierce was born on August 25, 1999 and lives in Enid, Oklahoma with her parents and two siblings. Eyes of the Woods is her debut novel, although it's only one of nine novels she has completed. Eden enjoys writing, reading, and high school cheer and volleyball.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Revolutionary - Playlist




Revolutionary (Anomaly #3)
Release Date: 07/15/14
Thomas Nelson Publishers

Summary from Goodreads:
All her life Thalli thought she was an anomaly. Now she must use her gifts to fulfill the role she was called to play: Revolutionary.

Back in the underground State against her will, Thalli is no longer the anomaly she was before. She has proven herself to be a powerful leader aboveground and returns with information that Dr. Loudin needs to complete his plan of uniting the world under one leader: himself. But he, too, has information. A secret he has kept from Thalli her entire life. A secret that, once revealed, changes everything about the person Thalli thought she was.

Hoping to help Thalli rise up against the Scientists, both Berk and Alex join her underground, but their presence only brings more trouble for her. Now Dr. Loudin knows just the leverage to use on his captive, and she is forced to choose between the two of them. Is her first love her true love? Or does Alex ultimately claim her heart?

Unsure of everything around her, including her own identity, Thalli doesn’t know where to turn. She knows she needs the Designer, but he seems further away than ever. What she does know, though, is that if she doesn’t do something to stop Loudin, the fragile world aboveground will be lost once and for all.


Links to book one and two:

REVOLUTIONARY Playlist
·      “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” on violin (theme song for the trilogy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwINOcFwTjc

·      “Radioactive” Imagine Dragons

·      “Hold On, We’re Going Home” Drake

·      “No Surprise” Daughtry

·      “God’s Not Dead” Newsboys

·      “Do Something” Matthew West

·      “The Story of My Life” One Direction

·      “Oceans” Hillsong United

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About the Author
Krista writes for teens, teaches teens, and more often than not, acts like a teen. She and her family have lived and ministered in Texas, Costa Rica, and Spain. Her current hometown is Tampa, FL.

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