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Teaser Tuesday - The Sweetest Date - Venom

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Through the window, I can see him put the blanket on the bed of the truck. He comes back around with the flashlight and leads me to the back, helping me up. I sit on the blanket and he hops up, lying down next to where I’m sitting.
He sighs. “It’s funny that you asked me to bring you here.”
“Why?” I ask, looking back at him. He is playing with the flashlight, now shinning it on my face and nearly blinding me.
“Sorry,” he says as he puts the flashlight down on the back center of truck’s bed.
“This is where I came when I ran away once.”
“I’m not running away,” I say defensively. “I just needed to well—to get a way for a while.”
“You can lie down,” he says. “I don’t bite.” I laugh at his comment. I lie down next to him and stare up at the stars; one of the few things that, centuries after centuries, remains unchanged.
I feel his hand on mine and I close my eyes.
“My first name is Sarah,” I say and I can feel a weight being lifted off my shoulders as I say it.
He looks to the side so he …

Guest Post by Author Liz Long - HUNTED

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I'm so excited to have you be a part of my release day for HUNTED, Book 3 of the Donovan Circus Series! Sometimes it feels like I just released the first book, GIFTED, a few days ago; other times, it feels like more years than it's actually been! :) Thank you to the amazing bloggers, authors, and readers who have helped make this such an awesome release day. Also a special thanks to my cover designer, Kate at Dwell Design Press for her amazing cover work! I hope you all find the third adventure as exciting as the first two - and perhaps much darker, as there are many underlying things bubbling to the surface, secrets coming unveiled, and a death that will shake the troupe in a terrible way.
Back Cover Synopsis: Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discover…

RIPLEY'S BOOKLIST

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YA Author Ripley Patton and her YA son are starting a new endeavor, RIPLEY'S BOOKLIST, and they're seeking YA Authors and Readers to join them.RIPLEY’S BOOKLIST is a Young Adult Fiction e-book subscription list curated by the mother/son team, serving up quality CHEAP and FREE YA book deals to your inbox once a week.WHAT MAKES RIPLEY'S BOOKLIST UNIQUE?THEY FOCUS ON WHAT THEY LOVE AND KNOW: AWESOME YA FICTIONE-book subscription lists are a dime a dozen, There are hundreds of them, many of which you've probably already subscribed (and then unsubscribed) to. So, why add another one? Ripley's Booklist will focus on young adult fiction ONLY. They read YA. They write YA. They breathe YA. So, they'll be honing in on what they know and love to curate the best YA fiction under $5 they can find. If you read YA, this list is for you.THEY'RE PICKYMost e-book subscriptions lists accept any book or author who pays their listing fee. That isn't curating. It's busin…

Guest Post by NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Hiatt - STARFALL

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STARFALL, the electrifying conclusion of NYT Bestselling author's Starstruck series was released on February 24th. 
A little about how the whole series came to be…
Back when I was in third grade (or thereabouts), a girl in my class used to tell us all that she was really a Martian princess. She was ADAMANT about it, and even though we made fun of her (as kids will) and tried all kinds of things to convince or trick her into admitting she was making it up, she stuck to her story—probably for at least a month, though of course I remember it as much longer now.  I forgot all about her and her story until a few years ago, when something brought it to mind. At that point, my writer-brain suddenly whispered, “What if she was telling the truth? What if she really WAS a Martian princess?” And thus, the idea for STARSTRUCK was born.
By the time I finished the book (which took me over a year, since it was my first foray into writing for the young adult market after more than a dozen historical…

Teaser Tuesday - Happy St. Patrick's Day from Venom's Irish Vampire

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm sharing a little teaser from Venom, featuring my Irish vamp Harvey... and Nicholas, of course. v--v
Nicholas' POV

 I speed the entire way home, where I practically jump out of the car and rush in through the front door.
I find Harvey sitting in the living room, reading a book.
Once he hears me, he puts the book down.
“What is wrong with you?” he asks.
“Where is Sarah?”
“Sleeping.”
“We have a problem.”
He laughs. “I don’t have a problem. You might. In fact, you have more than just one problem, but please, go on.”
“Man, just… I’m not in the mood, okay?”
I guess at that point, he realizes I’m serious and that something really is wrong.
“What happened?”
“We have to move and I need you to do something for me.”
His tone changes immediately. “Why the hell do we have to move and what do you need?”
“I kind of bit someone and couldn’t compel her into forgetting it.”
“Why the hell not?”
“It doesn’t matter. Telling you what happened won’t …

I'm back!

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Hi everyone,

I'm currently updating my blog. It's been far too long! I really do miss blogging, but it's just been a crazy year. I'm back though and I will be here more often. :)

For now, I will leave you with a quick update on new releases since last time I was here.

The Vampires are back!  You know... the non-sparkling ones. v--v
Venom, the first novel in the Imprinted Souls Series spin-off, featuring Nicholas, Harvey, and Sarah, is now available. So if you missed my favorite sarcastic vamp, you won't want to miss this!

Synopsis:

Things have always been complicated for Sarah. She was one of the few forbidden vampires who were turned as a child. She was a vampire for over 300 years, until the day she was given angel blood.

She is now mortal, but her life is far from normal.

Sarah lives with two vampires: Harvey, and her brother Nicholas. Together, they do what they can to keep her hidden from their kind.

But between her desire to live a normal human life and her brother&#…