Monday, January 27, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

Releasing September 30, 2014. Add it to Goodreads.

Rachel Harris


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's Pitchwars Time

It is finally time for the Pitchwars!!

If you don't know what Pitchwars is, you should probably go to Brenda Drake's blog.

Might I brag on my mentees a little bit? On top of being super talented authors, they took my critiques extremely well and were totally patient with my limited availability! Keep an eye on these ladies because they're going to be rockstars!

Mentee: Amanda Klase

Amanda is the author of Amped, a kickass YA Weird Western. Read the pitch and first page here. Then follow her on Twitter so you can continue to bask in her awesomeness.

Alternate: Jennifer Blackwood

Jen has written something I've been dying to see: a med-school-centered NA Romance. Read the pitch and first page of Coming Alive here. Then go to Twitter and tell her how much you loved it.

Alternate: Amy Bearce

The first five pages of Amy's Fairy Keeper made me ache with jealousy. If only I could write like that... Go here to read her pitch and first page so you can share in my wallowing. ;-) Then follow her on twitter so you can watch her meteoric rise to stardom.

If you're interested, follow the competition today on Twitter. Good luck to all contestants - may the best man[uscript] win!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

RUINED by Jus Accardo

Hell is looking for a way to break loose...

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

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Jus Accardo spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing.

Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a paranormal new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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