Friday, March 25, 2016

New Release" Collide by Melissa J. Crispin - Excerpt & Giveaway

Welcome to Melissa J. Crispin, celebrating the release of her new YA novel, Collide. What books would you like to see made into movies? Here's Melissa's list!

Favorite 5 YA Books Potentially Headed for the Big Screen
by Melissa J. Crispin

These books aren’t necessarily my favorite YA books of all time, but I liked each one on the list very much, and all have been optioned for film. I understand that doesn’t guarantee they’ll be made into movies, but I sure hope they do.

Here goes, in no particular order…

1. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – I really enjoyed this book. There are a lot of scenes involving kids with crazy super powers that would be a lot of fun to watch.

2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – I loved the two main characters in this book. They felt like real teenagers to me. They weren’t perfect, gorgeous physical specimens, and they had real problems that they were trying to deal with. Also, the way first love is depicted in this book is sweet and somewhat tragic at the same time. There are a number of scenes in this book that I can imagine translating to the big screen well, and I’d be curious to see who they would cast for Eleanor and Park.

3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor –I absolutely love this book. The world building in this trilogy is awesome. If they make this movie, I can’t wait to see how they do the transitions between worlds and show the portal entrances. I also can’t wait to see what kind of makeup magic they’ll use to bring some of these characters to life.

4. The Selection by Kiera Cass – I can’t resist a good book with an intriguing love triangle, and this story delivers on that front. I think this would be really fun to watch on film. I can imagine the movie set in an impressive castle somewhere and lots of interesting costumes. No doubt I would definitely watch this.

5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – Okay, so this one might be cheating a little bit. I’ll admit it. I think this one was optioned for film quite a while ago and nothing ever came of it. However, if anything ever did, I would definitely watch it. This is another one that I think would have a cool movie set. Between scenes at the old boarding school and scenes in a different realm, it would be interesting to see if any of the places match what I envision in my head.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments what your picks would be!

Melissa J. Crispin

Release Date: March 18th
Approx. 88K, Evernight Teen
Romance/Love Triangle/Fantasy Elements

Kayla has a plan. She’s moving to the city after graduation and Luke’s coming with her. He’ll eventually become a doctor, she’ll be a ballerina—and they’ll live happily ever after. That is, until dark forces, led by a sister she never knew existed, start hunting her down for a power she never knew she had.

When Kayla starts working with a boy named Alec to learn how to defend herself and to stop the evil from eliminating the worlds, she finds herself falling for him. Hard. Torn between two loves and struggling to do what’s right for Earth and Afterlife, Kayla must decide if she’s fighting to keep her life together, or letting it go to save everyone else’s.

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14+ due to sexuality, language, teen pregnancy, and adult situations


Luke nodded. “Let me get this straight. So, this guy, he can heal your leg, protect you from something that isn’t yet clear to me, and bring you to some otherworldly place, where you’re reunited with your father?”

“Yeah.” There was that word again.

He pulled his hand out of mine and ran his fingers through his hair. “Well, that’s pretty damn hard to compete with.”

“Luke, this isn’t a competition. This is my life. He’s already saved me once.”

“And I’ll do it again,” Alec said.

Luke pointed a finger at Alec. “I don’t care what you can do. I don’t like you. You stole my girl, who’s pregnant with my baby.” Luke stepped around me and got in Alec’s face. “She will always have a part of me in her life.”

Alec slowly shook his head. “Not new news, and for the record, you stole her from me. So, you don’t get to play that card.”

The tension thickened in the air until the hairs stood on the back of my neck.

“She never said a word to you before all this weird shit started to go down.” Luke poked Alec in the chest. “You’re a liar.”

“It’s true,” I whispered.

Luke whirled around. “What?”

“Before us. It was him.”

Luke opened his mouth, as if to say something, but snapped it shut. He finally spoke after a long moment. “You said I was your first boyfriend. Your first kiss. Your first everything with a guy. You lied to me?”

“At the time, I thought that was true. He finds me in my dreams and takes me to Afterlife. That’s how we met. I never even knew he was real. I thought he was a boy in some recurring dream. I never even remembered until I barreled him over in the hallway one day by accident. His touch jarred my memory.”

Luke’s eyes were wild. “Do me a favor. Do not talk about touching him, ever, in my presence.”

“I’m sorry, Luke. That’s why this is so difficult. I’m only now remembering things that happened before us. It’s … confusing.”

“You were with him? Actually with him, before me?”

I swallowed. “We were sort of dating.”

“That’s not what I meant.” A muscle ticked in Luke’s jaw, and realization dawned on me.

“Oh, no. We didn’t.” I cleared my throat. “Not that…”

“I don’t know what you’re so pissed about. You’re the one who got to have a real relationship with her,” Alec said.

“Shut up. Just shut the hell up.” Luke gently brushed me to the side, leaving him and Alec staring each other down. “You’re an asshole.”

“Hate me, if you want. Call me whatever you want. But that girl right there?” He pointed to me. “She needs me. I swore to protect her, and I don’t give a shit about what you think. I’m her best shot at survival. Your baby’s, too. So, next time you get in my face, remember their lives are at stake and that your guns can’t fight off the shit that’s coming.”

“Asshole,” Luke muttered.

“Douche,” Alec said under his breath.

“Stop fighting,” I said from behind Luke’s back.

“You’re a loser. A loser, with no friends and no life, who came in and stole my girlfriend. Even if she chooses you, you’ll have to help her with my baby. Every time you look at our kid, you’ll be reminded of who was there first.”

I took a step outward to try to get between them, but Alec swung before I could, and as his fist connected with Luke’s face, Luke charged him, sending them both tumbling toward the ground.

Fists flew and grunts sounded in the scuffle as they rolled, each trying to get the upper hand.

“Stop!” I yelled.

About the author:

Melissa J. Crispin lives in Connecticut with her husband, two kids, and an adorable Siberian Husky. She spends her days in the corporate world, and pursues her passion for writing in the late nights and early mornings.

From micro-fiction to novels, Melissa loves to write stories in varying lengths. But, no matter the story, it's almost always about the romance.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New Release: Wilder Revelation by G.K. DeRosa - Top 10 & Giveaway + Sale Alert!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I don't know about you, but one of my favorite guilty pleasures is binge-watching great TV shows. Today author G.K. DeRosa joins us with her Top 10 favorite shows to binge watch!

Top 10 Favorite Shows to Binge-Watch
by G.K. DeRosa

The Vampire Diaries (all time favorite!)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
True Blood
The Walking Dead
The Originals
Once Upon A Time
The Blacklist
Game of Thrones

There are some great shows on this list. Seen most but I am getting ready to binge-watch The Walking Dead. My favorite binge-watch show: Criminal Minds. I've noticed it gives my urban fantasies a dark side.

Wilder Revelation
The Guardian Series #3

G.K. DeRosa

YA Urban Fantasy
February 21, 2016

Fulfilling her destiny and becoming the Guardian has meant a world of sacrifices for Celeste Wilder, but her most difficult challenge is yet to come. The supernatural forces at play are far more powerful than she ever expected, and she will have to trust her instincts if she hopes to survive. Lilliana Constantin is back from the dead. Alek is free and somehow stronger than ever. A pack of rogue werewolves are wreaking havoc in her small town. And on top of all of this, Celeste faces what is at best an uncertain future with the love of her life.

While battling the forces of evil and saving the human world alongside Stellan and the handsome Constantin brothers has become second nature, Celeste had no idea what accepting her duty as the Guardian would actually cost her. When she faces an unspeakable tragedy, she is pushed to her breaking point. After fighting her most formidable enemies, Celeste is about to discover that sometimes the greatest evil is the one that comes from within.

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About the Author

G.K. De Rosa has been an avid reader from a very young age. In fact, before she could even read, she tried fooling everyone into thinking that she could. At the precocious age of two, while living in Italy, she had memorized an entire children’s book in Italian and expertly turned the pages at the exact right moments of the story. As she grew up, she always enjoyed literature, no doubt having been instilled with a love of story telling from her early years in Catholic school where she was greatly influenced by exemplary teachers who taught her the value of English and Literature. Though she did not pursue writing in college and instead went for the more traditional route of International Business inspired by her love for travel and all things foreign, after a move to New York City, she found her creative writing side calling once again. She began writing a restaurant review blog, City Lights and Tasty Bites, detailing her other passion – food! The hectic hustle and bustle of the city, combined with long commuting times gave her the opportunity to spend more time reading and rekindled a lost love. After reading countless books in many diverse genres over the two years in New York City, and returning to her home state of Florida, she felt compelled to write something for herself. She had always felt particularly drawn to Young Adult novels and having been an eternal romantic at heart, a fantasy romance was a natural choice. She currently lives in South Florida with her real life Prince Charming and their fur baby, Nico the German Shepherd.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Review: Twisted Fairy Tales- An Anthology

Review: I received this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review

I love fairy tales-- it's an addiction, and I love to read retellings. This anthology contains a wealth of wonderful short story retellings. Plus the proceeds benefit a great cause-- clearly a win-win for both the charity and the reader.

Twisted is the perfect word to describe these tales, and I loved every minute of it. Different, intriguing, beguiling are just a few words that come to mind. I'm not going to delve into the different stories. They were all quite good and tied together well to create this anthology.

I highly recommend picking up a copy right now. Wonderfully twisted stories that will entertain-- let's just say that I experienced the shortest plane ride in history while lost in this anthology :)

Twisted Fairy Tales:
An Anthology

Authors-Bethany Lopez, Elizabeth Sharp, Erin Danzer, Heather Marie Adkins, J. Laslie, Jill Cooper, K. Laslie, Magan Vernon, Susan Burdorf, Victoria Escobar
Genre- Fairy Tales

These aren’t the fairy tales you grew up with. New twists reimagine the classics to all sorts of places you’d never expect. This anthology was written solely for the purpose of raising money for the DM Currier Foundation for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Research. For more information, you can visit

To stop a zombie plague, Snow White will need to kill the evil Queen before the last apple falls.

When Veronica Chapman falls into a coma in a horrific car accident, Trigg Chapman has the second chance to rekindle their rocky romance once upon a dream.

A princess cursed, a blind man kidnapped, and The Beast who threatens their happiness.

Aria inherited a century-long battle among the merfolk nations along with the crown, but a tenacious human looking for restitution could change everything.

A sapling of a dying magical tree desires revenge before the flames turn to love and grant Pinocchia her one wish—to be a real girl.

A princess becomes a pauper, but then must fight to save her kingdom.

Leukemia may have stolen Rapunzel's hair but not her dreams.

When Grandma becomes the latest victim in a string of murders, the wolf just might have to be the hero.

Rumpelstilstkin is not the only criminal in the kingdom.

At the stroke of midnight the spell will break, but there's no proof that it's true love.


True Love's Kiss - Jill Cooper (Snow White)

About the Author-
I could write this in the third person. I could tell you what I like, where I was born, and what my favorite things are.

But instead, I'll say I don't want to write like everyone else. I don't want to craft stories you've read a thousand times before. I want my novels to be a cinematic experience, blending themes, genres, and situations unlike any you've ever read.

I want to break the rules. I want you to break out in a cold sweat as you read my books out of fear, love, and excitement. I want my books to be an experience. When you finish, I want you to feel something. Good or bad.

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The Only Chance - Magan Vernon (Sleeping Beauty)

About the Author-
Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amuck around her Texas ranch.

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Beau and the Beastess - Bethany Lopez (Beauty and the Beast)

About the Author-
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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MerQueen - Heather Marie Adkins (The Little Mermaid)

About the Author-

Heather Marie Adkins loves magick and words, but not necessarily in that order. She worships the moon and stars, and revels in the feel of grass beneath her bare feet. She is the author of numerous titles including Abigail (Witch Faery, Book One); Mother of All (Hedgewitch Mysteries, Book One); and Wiccan Wars, the first book in an occult bestselling trilogy. Heather lives in north-central Kentucky with the love of her life and a house full of cats. Find out more about her at  and follow her at

Pinocchia - K. Laslie (Pinocchio)

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The Princess and the Pauper - Erin Danzer (Prince and the Pauper)

About the Author-
Ever since she was small, Erin's imagination has led her to tell stories and create worlds, including the world of Kalearnia (found in the Spiral Defenders series). Her school notebooks were doodled with pictures and writing notes in the margins beside class notes. No scrap of paper was safe from all of Erin's notes and creations. But writing wouldn't pay the bills for a very long time.

Erin spent three summers giving away smiles as she handed out clothes to the working populace of an amusement park. It was the best three summers of her life (also where she met her husband). Since then, Erin has become a mediocre cookie decorator, learned to make a mean pizza in less than two minutes, and has sold dresses as well as window dressings.

When she isn't exploring worlds of her own creation, you can find Erin with her nose stuck in the worlds of others, supporting Indie Authors everywhere, hanging out on Facebook, or spending time with her kids, husband, and their cat. Erin loves connecting with her readers.

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Rae of Hope - J. Laslie (Rapunzel)

About the Author-
J. Laslie lives in Louisville, KY with her wonderful husband, two kids, four dogs, three cats and mother-in-law. She has always been an avid reader and now enjoys writing novels of her own.

In her spare time she loves to do digital scrapbooking, hanging out with friends, going to the gun range, or reading a good book. Her favorite genres to read are Young Adult and Young Adult Dystopian. Though she loves a good paranormal or romance novel too.

The Beast Within - Elizabeth Sharp (Red Riding Hood)

About the Author-
Elizabeth Sharp is the pen name used by Donna Dull. A full time mom and part dreamer, Donna is addicted Facebook while still recovering from her Dr. Pepper problem. A self-proclaimed techno geek, she loves cell phones, computers, tablets and all things technological. The internet has to be the greatest invention since the wheel, in her opinion. She lives in a quiet subdivision with her husband, young son, three cats, and far too many electronics. It’s quite possible she has some raccoon in her DNA, because she loves glitter and anything that sparkles. She enjoys making jewelry and costumes. Halloween is her favorite holiday since it’s the one day of the year that you can be whatever you want. But her first love will always be writing. Otherwise, hearing voices in her head would make her feel schizophrenic.

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The Other Half - Victoria Escobar (Cinderella)

About the Author-
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but with the ability to claim eight states as home; Victoria Escobar writes fiction from her current home in Kentucky. She writes whatever comes to mind and because of such has a variety of genres written including Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Contemporary Fiction.

In spare time if not with family, and friends Victoria enjoys curling up with a book from a favorite author with music playing. If not reading or writing she spends time drawing, sketching, crocheting, or some other random art project. She enjoys staying busy, but most of all enjoys staying creative.

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The Trial Of Rumpelstiltskin - Susan Burdorf (Rumpelstiltskin)

About the Author-
Susan Burdorf is an avid reader, photographer and lover of all things sparkly. Writing is a passion that is only quenched when THE END is written on the last page of a manuscript. Nothing says home to her, though, like the presence of her family. Susan encourages you to correspond with her and is available for public appearances at schools and conferences.

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