Friday, May 31, 2013

Change of Heart Release Day Event







Blurb:

Persevere.

That's how I've gotten through nineteen years of life. It's what I do every single day--no matter how badly the odds are stacked against me.

Persevere, and survive.

Those are my two guiding words. I never knew either of my parents. I have no family and no home. The only person I could ever rely on was myself. In this cruel world, that's about as much as I can ask for.

Love? Hah. Don't talk to me about love. I stopped believing in it the day my first boyfriend ripped out my heart three years ago.

That's why love is the last thing on my mind when I leave a packed college bar with a captivating stranger. Yet everything changes when I'm awakened in the middle of the night by a pounding at the door. Suddenly, an arrangement meant for just one night threatens to become something much deeper.

All expectations are thrown to the wind as I'm tangled in a dangerous world unlike anything I can believe. The man I met has secrets swirling around him like a dark cape. I'm about to become his biggest one... 


Author Bio:

I'm Scarlett Edwards. I'm a full-time student (2nd year, undergrad) and part-time writer. I hope to switch those around soon! I'm kind of old fashioned. I write all my stories using paper and ink. At the end of the day, I transcribe them on my laptop. It takes a bit longer, but writing in a notebook really focuses my thoughts.
I love vintage photography. I have an old-school film camera that was my mom's from before I was born. I use it to take pictures almost every day. Yours to Savor is the first full book I worked on. It went through six drafts, and took me ten months to complete. In the two months since getting it done, I finished two drafts of brand new stories. I'm getting faster!
I love hearing from my readers. I love getting feedback about my books. I'm just getting started, and plan on doing this writing gig for a long, long time.
I take inspiration from all the indie romance authors. Addison Moore, Samantha Young, Colleen Hoover, Jessica Sorensen, and everyone else…. you girls rock!



Social Media Links:

http://www.goodreads.com/ScarlettEdwards

Buy Links:

Here are the Amazon links:

http://www.amazon.com/Change-of-Heart-ebook/dp/B00CWABVLS
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Change-of-Heart-ebook/dp/B00CWABVLS
http://www.amazon.ca/Change-of-Heart-ebook/dp/B00CWABVLS

And the Barnes & Noble link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/change-of-heart-se-edwards/1115382246

Giveaway:

10 ebooks
5 signed paperbacks (open internationally)
2 $50 GCs (gift cards)
 

Personal Message:

I love hearing from readers! If you read my book and want to share your thoughts, good or bad, email me! Scarlett@ScarlettEdwards.com. I'll be sure to reply!!

Excerpt:

Together, we stumble toward the elevator. Rich breaks away for a second to hit the button. The light doesn’t come on.

“Damn,” he growls, “it’s busted again.”

I’m one step ahead of him. I’d spotted the stairs when we entered. I grab his hand and pull him after me with no hesitation. I start up the cement stairwell, determined to get to his room as fast as possible.

“Penny, wait.”

I look back, confused. “What?”

A devilish smile plays on his lips. “Only this.” Without warning his hands wrap around my waist, and I’m  being lifted up as easily as if I were a doll. He turns to the side and presses my body against the wall, suspending me between him and the concrete.

His mouth crashes down on mine again. I curl my legs around his torso, locking my ankles together, and kiss him back with the passion reserved for a lover after ten long years apart. I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m getting even more turned on. Rich’s hands move down to grasp the outside of my thighs, and I moan into his kiss as the muscles of my core clench in sinful fashion. I want him so
badly. If we don’t get somewhere private soon, I won’t be wholly opposed to jumping him in public.

I gasp as he steps away, freeing me from the wall. I start to fall, but one of his hands darts down to catch me just beneath the knees.  The other one cradles my shoulders. Before I know it, I’m slung across his   arms like a bride on her wedding night.

“I’ve always wanted to carry a girl up these stairs,” Rich admits.

I laugh, and wrap my arm around his neck. “Oh, you are just the best type of romantic.”

Four flights of stairs later, Rich pushes open the fire door to a dimly-lit hallway. He carries me down the hall and stops in front of an entrance on the right. He sets me down, then fishes around in his jeans for the key. When the door creaks open, he sweeps a hand out in front of him. “Welcome to my humble abode.”

I walk in, curious about his apartment. I tend to side with the camp of people who believe that a person’s living arrangements can reveal a lot about his personality. But, I don’t find much to work with here.

The apartment is sparse and dark. Pale moonlight filters in through the balcony window, shining down on the only piece of furniture present: a queen size mattress lying on the floor of the living room. The red brick walls are totally empty—no girly posters or other things I might expect in a bachelor’s apartment. There are no lamps, no chairs, no couches.

After a moment, I notice a second piece of furniture: a small, old-school CRT TV camped in one corner of the studio apartment.

Rich switches on the light. “So?” he asks, “what do you think?”

I walk past the entrance. There’s one hall leading away from the room. It is filled with brown cardboard boxes. Lots and lots of boxes. “Did you just move in or something?”

Rich laughs behind me. “Yeah, something like that. You want a drink?”

“A drink?” I say. “No, I—”

The words catch in my throat as he grabs my hips and spins me around. I had no idea he’d come so close. He’d moved from the door to me without making a sound. His fingers lock together against my lower back, and he tugs me into him, pressing my belly to his waist. I feel his growing erection right away, and a diabolical excitement builds inside me.

Nothing happens.

For a long moment, Richard just holds me like that, staring into my eyes as I’m left dangling off his arms. His irises are the color of sea mist. I’m hypnotized by the deep intensity I see brewing just beneath the surface. I have no doubt that that type of intensity is mirrored in my eyes.

Then, moving slowly, as if restraining himself, Richard lowers his mouth to cover mine. This time, his kiss is sweet and gentle. Subtle and caring. He explores my upper lip first, then traces the line going to the corner of my mouth. His lips form a perfect mold over mine.

I was wrong before. This is the kiss reserved for a lover you haven’t seen in ten years.




Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review: ARC of No Strings Attached by Nicolette Day - Out June 10th

Blurb:

She wants one night. He wants her forever.

Hayden Summers just landed the job of a lifetime taking pictures for Time magazine, but she’s determined to leave with no regrets. The first thing on her list? Erase the memory of her cheating ex with a wild night of anonymous sex. The second? Figure out why her best friend, sexy bar owner Jace Jennings, stopped speaking to her the night she told him about the job.

Jace has a problem. Hayden isn’t just leaving the country, she’s risking her life—just when he’s realized he’s in love with her. When fate traps them in the storage room of his bar together, barely contained desire simmers to surface. In one last attempt to keep her, Jace offers Hayden the one thing she wants: a night of hot sex, no strings attached. But when the night is over, will Jace be able to let her go? And will Hayden leave with her heart intact?

Review:


The friends-turned-lovers concept is one readers may be familiar with, but Nicolette Day’s new novella, No Strings Attached, successfully manages to provide a fresh take on a story about best friends on the precipice of taking their relationship to the next level – one with considerably less clothes and a lot of steamy kisses. Day injects a palpable sense of longing and desire between the couple, which had me sympathizing with their respective struggles toward concealing their feelings for each other while at the same time wishing they would just give in to their sizzling sexual tension.

The connection between protagonists Jace Jennings and Hayden Summers is obvious; they argue like an old married couple and it’s clear to everyone but themselves that they are crazy about each other. Their arguments were akin to foreplay, yet their verbal sparring didn’t hold a candle to the love scenes, especially those at Jace’s bar. I’m fairly certain that Day chose bartending as Jace’s profession for one particular reason: body shots.

In a short span of time, No Strings Attached establishes years of history been longtime friends, Jace and Hayden, while simultaneously improving on their burgeoning romance and providing a hint of possible future love matches with minor characters. This is quite a large order for a novella, yet Day’s Entangled debut delivers a quick, steamy read. I became wrapped up in their all-consuming romance, riveted to my kindle from start to finish. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what Day comes up with next. Is it too late to request that the next installment in the series be a full-length novel?

Rating: 5 stars




 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: My Fate for Yours by Steph Campbell & Jolene Perry


Blurb:

A secret love.

A life lost too soon.

A destiny reversed.

You’ve met Tobin & Delia.

This is Eamon’s story…

The prequel to My Heart for Yours.

MY FATE FOR YOURS.

The book chronologically preceding Steph Campbell and Jolene Perry's My Heart for Yours has an expected release date of July 15, 2013.



Add future sequels to My Heart for Yours on Goodreads:

-Expected Fall 2013
-Expected Winter 2014

Steph Campbell grew up in Southern California, but now calls Southwest Louisiana home. She has one husband, four children and a serious nail polish obsession.

She's rep'd by Jane Dystel & Lauren Abramo of Dystel & Goderich
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I wear juvenile T-shirts, worn-out chucks, and eat too much chocolate. I write. A lot. I make up words, drink Shirley Temples, and suffocate a little without my iPod.

You can also find me under Jolene B Perry...

Giveaway:

Steph Campbell and Jolene Perry are giving away a signed paperback of My Heart for Yours to one lucky winner. The contest will run for a week and the winner will be mailed their book sometime after June 15th in order to get both authors' signatures. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

500 Likes Giveaway

Nose Stuck in a Book made it to 500 likes on Facebook! I want to thank all the bloggers and authors who helped spread the word about my page, especially Kindlehooked, Vilma's Book Blog and Cristina's Book Reviews for always sharing my giveaways. Special thanks to all the authors who donated prizes for the giveaway: Jasinda Wilder, Cassia Leo, Ilsa Madden Mills, Staci Hart, Kaylee Ryan, and Braxton Cole. You are all awesome! Because of the shipping costs, this giveaway will be open only to the U.S. Also, all e-books are through Amazon.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Into the Deep by Samantha Young - Out August 20th



Blurb:

Live young. Live hard. Love deep.

Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.

Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.

As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.

And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…

Into the Deep will be released on August 20th 2013 in ebook & paperback.

Samantha Young is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET. For more info on Samantha's adult fiction visit http://www.ondublinstreet.com