Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (16)

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Waiting On Wednesday (WOW) is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating at A Bookish Escape.

The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #2)Expected Publishing Date:  August 6, 2013

Goodreads Summary:

The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.

Why I Can't Wait For The Redemption of Callie & Kayden:

It seems like I have been waiting forever for this book to come out!  I LOVED The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden, by Jessica Sorenson, and devoured that book!  The cliffhanger just about killed me!  I was like "No, No, No, she couldn't have ended it like this, and kept flipping the pages, as if words would magically appear, so I could get my HEA!!!!"  Talk about torture!!!!  I fell deeply in love with both of these broken characters, and their amazing love story.  I must have cried a million tears as I read about all that Callie, and Kayden had gone through.  I wanted to reach inside the book and help them.  I hated both of the antagonists in this story with a passion!  I will be dropping whatever I am reading, and picking this book immediately, the moment it is released!!!!

(I got this teaser from Jessica Sorenson's Blog.  To Visit her blog click HERE.)

A teaser from The Redemption of Callie and Kayden :) This is actually one of my favorite parts for various different reasons. And please excuse any errors.

Just as quickly as I found him again he’s walking out of my life. I watch him weave around the tables and then he’s out the door, leaving me. I need do to something. I need to make him understand that I understand him. I need to make him see that he deserves to be happy and that he doesn’t ruin me. I get up and hurry around the tables, not caring that everyone is looking at me like I’m crazy. I slam my hand against the glass door and throw myself out into the cold, completely vulnerable without my jacket on.
“I sometimes make myself throw up,” I stammer as I run up to the bike with my feet slipping against the snow.
He freezes with one foot on the ground on one foot off and turns his head. His eyes scroll across my body and I feel naked and exposed. “You what?”
I press my fingertips to my eyes and shake my head because I can’t look at him when I say it again. “I sometimes make myself throw up.” I give him a moment and then I drop my hands to my side. “And not because I think I’m fat. It’s because…” I take a step toward him and angle my head back, looking up into his emerald eyes. I can see the reflection of myself in them and I look as terrified as I feel. “It’s because I’m trying to get rid of all the vile foul feeling inside me. The ones I can’t deal with.”
He’s looking at me and I mean really looking at me and there’s this connection, this understanding that we are two people who have been fractured, not by ourselves, but by someone else and we’re doing everything we can not to shatter to pieces.
I wait for him to react and when he doesn’t move I decide to do it for him. I walk up to him, getting close enough that I can feel the heat emitting off his body. Then I throw my arms around his neck, and hug him, praying to God he’ll hug me back, because even though it’s a simple gesture in theory, sometimes hugging is complex. 
His arms stay slack to his side as his chest rises and falls. I’m about to give up, back away, and allow myself to cry, when his arms wrap around my waist. He grips me tightly and it gives me hope that maybe there might be some hope left.
He holds me forever with his face nuzzled into my hair. Somewhere along the line it starts to snow, but we don’t move. We are frozen in a moment neither of us wants to leave.
“For how long?” he finally asks, his breath warm against my cheek.
I shut my eyes and bask in the feel of him. “Since it happened.”
His arms tighten around me and he presses my body against his. “I’m sorry.”
“It’s not your fault.” I run my fingertips up and down his back, working up the courage to ask. “Kayden?”
“Since I was twelve.” He reads my mind and trusts me enough to answer.
I constrict my arms around him, sealing us together in every way possible. Maybe if I try hard enough, we’ll fall into each other and become one single person and we can share our pain instead of caring it ourselves.

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Cover Reveal: Endure by M.R. Merrick

Available June 5th 

YA Urban Fantasy
Final book in The Protector Series

Wrapped in darkness and woven with defeat, every action Chase has taken since being exiled from the Circle has been met with a devastating response. Now he’s been burdened with a quest that seems impossible, and he needs to evolve into something more—something greater than he ever thought he could be.

Armed with magic, friendship, and an unbreakable will, Chase must build an army and find a weapon capable of defeating the ultimate evil. But he knows that nothing great comes without sacrifice. Blessed by the very gods who have abandoned him and carrying the fate of all the worlds on his shoulders, Chase Williams is about find out just how much one man can endure.

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About the author:

M.R. Merrick is a Canadian writer, and author of Exiled, the first installment in The Protector Series. Having never traveled, he adventures to far off lands through his imagination and in between cups of coffee. As a music lover and proud breakfast enthusiast, he's usually found at the computer, between a pair of headphones and in front of a large bowl of cereal.

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Release Day Launch: No Attachments by Tiffany King

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No Attachments
By:  Tiffany King
Released:  April 30, 2013
Source:  Author/InkSlinger
Mature Content:  17+

GR's Summary:

** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations, language and mature subject matter **

Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she's not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn't count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything.

Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary. He's done it over and over again. What he thought was a typical lost-and-found job has turned into a life examining moment as Nathan is forced to deal with something he has always ignored--his feelings. Now faced with a decision, Nathan must choose to either follow his heart or complete the job.

Love can come when you least expect it. The question is: If the odds are stacked against you, how far are you willing to go for the one you love?

Lindy's Thoughts:

No Attachments by Tiffany King, was a beautiful, and poignant love story, that will always stay with me.  Ashton comes from a wealthy background, has lived her whole life in Florida, and is on the run.  She decided to relocate to a quaint little town, where everyone know's each other, and are like a tight-knit family.  While in this town, nobody know's of Ashton's background or reasons for being there, other than her employer/friend Fran, and her two new best friends, Tressa, and Brittni.  While there, Ashton has concocted a checklist of fears, experiences, and adventures that she wants to conquer.  Nathan, is a private investigator, who was hired to locate Ashton, and then turn over her whereabouts.  He doesn't care who hired him or why.  He just wants to get paid.  Nathan  is a serious sort of guy, that doesn't do attachments, and uses sex strictly as a means to an end.  One night when Ashton, and her friends go to a bar, they locate the gorgeous, and sexy Nathan having a drink.  Tressa and Brittni, push Ashton to complete one of the tasks on her list by picking up on Nathan,  and have a one night stand with him.  Nathan is at the bar, keeping an eye on Ashton, but doesn't know what it is about her, that has him fascinated, and attracted to her.  From this point on, things get really interesting, and No Attachments develops into a fabulous story with characters you will fall in love with, a story, that will make your heart break, and a clear message, that will have you thinking about this book, long after you have finished it.  

I fell in love with Ashton, and Nathan.  The chemistry between the two of them was palpable, and there were so many hot, and swoon-worthy scenes between these two!  There was never a dull moment when Ashton, and Nathan were together!  They had the best of both friendship, and passion.  Ashton had a carefree vibe about her, and her fun, easy going nature really helped to break down Nathan's walls.  He loved her laughter, and strong spirit.  She was pretty forthright, and didn't feel the need to put on appearances.  I loved her down-to-earth personality.  Nathan was strong, protective, loving, loyal, and passionate where Ashton was concerned.  I loved all of the romantic, and detail-oriented dates Nathan Planned for Ashton.  I also loved how a basic date between these two was always filled with so many laughs, awkward and spontaneous moments, flirting, and primal desire!  No Attachments unfolded in such a way where, I was in a constant state of suspense, and wanted to know what would happen next, without the story ending.  This story was so fast-paced, and before I knew it I had finished.    

I give, "No Attachments," by Tiffany King 5 longing, Anticipating, Loving, and Attached Stars!  This story had a lot of depth, touched my heart, and made me cry like a baby.  For "No Attachments" to evoke such strong emotions within me, is a sign of how much I connected to both the character's and the plot.  If you enjoy a bittersweet, touching, authentic, and realistic love story, then you will love, "No Attachments!"  This is a story that I will always remember, and cherish.  "No Attachments" was beautifully written, and I highly recommend it!  I am excited to have discovered a new amazing author, and look forward to reading more of her books!  Read this book now!  Trust me, when I say this is a story that you will cherish, and want for your library!!! 

My Favorite Quotes:

"It was like a fairytale.  What girl didn't dream about a candle filled evening with a man who made your pulse race and your heart skip a beat?  The problem was I shouldn't want any of it.  More accurately, I shouldn't be allowed to want it."  (EARC, 94)

"She was equally beautiful in her sleep and by far the most engaging woman I had ever been with, making all others pale in comparison.  Her quick wit and honest on most issues pulled me in, making me want to learn everything about her."  (EARC, 111)

"I wanted to be with him, to confide in him.  I wanted to tear up our imaginary no-attachments contract.  But most of all, I didn't want to leave him."  (EARC, 141)

About the Author:

Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy.
She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.


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Monday, April 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Beauty From Surrender by Georgia Cates

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Title: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2)
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Cover Designer: Georgia Cates
Expected release date: May 30, 2013

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The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues... How do you move on when he’s every song you sing? After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more? Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?    

About the Author:  

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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.

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Cover Reveal: Abel by Elizabeth Reyes

Disclaimer:  Details subject to change in final rewrites. 

Here is the link to the prologue on Ms. Reyes' Blog.  Just a warning, the steam factor is off the charts!!! 

The sound coming from Nellie’s phone again woke them both. Abel had actually woken up a few hours prior when it had beeped a few times. Now it was ringing. He’d almost snuck out earlier while she slept soundly as he had all the other times. She hadn’t even stirred from the phone beeping. But he got caught up watching Nellie sleep. He knew now he must’ve dozed off again because the last thing he remembered was lying back on the pillow to gaze at that peaceful very content expression on her face.

Not missing the surprised double take she did when she realized he was still in bed with her, Abel smirked, watching her reach for her phone. The second she glanced at the screen, she sat up quickly.
“Shit! Is that the right time?”

“Long exhausting nights will do that to you.” Abel didn’t even try to hide the immense satisfaction the very thought gave him. Bringing his hands behind his head in no hurry at all to get going, he smiled smugly. In fact, he couldn’t think of anything better than sticking around and going a few more rounds with Nellie. “But it’s Saturday, so it’s okay to sleep in, right?”

Nellie’s phone rang again, and already she was making her way off of the bed. “Yeah, but I’m supposed to meet someone this morning.” Grabbing a robe from the chair next to her bed, she flung it around her and held her hand up to Abel, while clicking the screen on her phone and bringing it to her ear before he could ask who she was meeting. “Logan? I’m so sorry. I’m running really late, but I can meet you in like forty minutes?”

In direct contrast to how fast he felt his insides warm, Abel sat up slowly, staring at her. He’d had a feeling from day one that if it ever came down to it that he might be a little bothered to hear about her with someone else. It was to be expected, right? Human nature. But he hadn’t expected to feel what he was feeling now.

“Oh, The Country Kitchen sounds delish. Their breakfasts are huge and I’m starving actually.”

He continued to stare at her with a bit of curiosity and something else as she rummaged through her drawers. This had to be business. No way was she jumping out of bed with him to go meet another guy for breakfast. Sure they had an unspoken understanding—no fucking demands and all that shit—but he’d been certain Nellie had more class than this. Was she really chatting it up with another dude while he was still lying naked in her bed listening to her?

The rest of her conversation with the guy was frustrating. The guy was obviously doing most of the talking because she wasn’t saying much more than “uh huh,” so she wasn’t giving him much more to go on about who this Logan guy was.
The choice of clothes she laid out on the bed as she continued with her call only made his insides warmer. Instead of a business suit like the ones that drove him nuts, she laid out a pair of jeans and casual knit top. As off-putting as the idea of her wearing a sexy skirt suit to go meet Logan at the Country Kitchen was, it would’ve at least meant this was for sure a business meeting, not a casual breakfast date with a guy.

He’d gotten out of bed himself now and watched as she brought out the big sexy wedge sandals from her closet. She finally hung up just as he’d finished pulling on his pants. He stared at her as he buttoned his fly, doing his best to keep his cool. If he blew up now, this whole thing could come to an end, as he’d known it would from the beginning, but he didn’t know if he was ready to end this just yet.

“I’m sorry,” she explained, still rushing around the room. “I don’t mean to run out on you like this, but if I’d have known you’d still be here this morning, I could’ve cancelled this last night.” She paused her rushing for a moment to glance at him a bit uneasy. “I just assumed, you know, like all the other times . . .” She looked away before she added the last comment. “That you’d be gone when I woke.”

Swallowing hard, he took in a slow breath. No way was he going to blow this. He knew he was walking on a tightrope. One wrong move and he could go down head first or worse. He could do the very thing they’d both said they wouldn’t do, and the tightrope could snap altogether, leaving no possibility of climbing back on. But he had to ask. “Who’s Logan?”

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Book News: The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

 The Forgotten Ones

The Danaan Trilogy

Book One

is now available exclusively on Amazon!

Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.

About Laura Howard

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rush Me by Allison Parr

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Rush Me

By:  Allison Parr
Published:  April 8, 2013
Published By:  Carina Press
Source:  (Publisher) NetGalley 

GR's Summary:

When post-grad Rachael Hamilton accidentally gatecrashes a pro-athlete party, she ends up face-to-face with Ryan Carter, the NFL’s most beloved quarterback.

While most girls would be thrilled to meet the attractive young millionaire, Rachael would rather spend time with books than at sporting events, and she has more important things to worry about than romance. Like her parents pressuring her to leave her unpaid publishing internship for law school. Or her brother, who’s obliviously dating Rachael’s high school bully. Or that same high school’s upcoming reunion. 

Still, when Ryan’s rookie teammate attaches himself to Rachael, she ends up cohosting Friday night dinners for half a dozen football players.
Over pancake brunches, charity galas, and Alexander the Great Rachael realizes all the judgments she’d made about Ryan are wrong. But how can a Midwestern Irish-Catholic jock with commitment problems and an artsy, gun-shy Jewish New Englander ever forge a partnership? Rachael must let down her barriers if she wants real love–even if that opens her up to pain that could send her back into her emotional shell forever.

"Rush Me," is about Rachel, an intelligent, twenty-three year old woman, interning for a publishing company, in the hopes of getting a paid position to follow her passion and have a career in the publishing industry.  It is also about Ryan, a successful, good-looking, and professional football player for the New York Ravens.  These two meet one day, when Rachel attends a party with her roommate, gets separated after taking a phone call, and walks into the wrong party.  While at the party, Rachel gets overwhelmed by the crowd, and attempts to find a place to hide out.  What she ends up walking in to is Ryan in a very compromising position with a woman.  Rachel, and Ryan make eye contact, and she can't help but notice how gorgeous he is.  She walks out, and shortly after she runs into Ryan again, and they have a short conversation.  From this point on these two end up seeing each other time, and time again, due to Rachel becoming friends with a few of Ryan's friends after she forget's her scarf at the apartment that the party was being thrown at.  When she goes back to the apartment to pick up her scarf, she ends up playing poker, sharing pizza, and conversation with the guys (Ryan's friends/team mates).  Rachel really hits it off with the guys, excluding Ryan.  The attraction between these two is instant, but so is the intense dislike.  Rachel has pegged Ryan as "no brains, and all brawn," because of his chosen profession.  Unfortunatley, Rachel stereotypes him before she really gets to know him, and insults him on many occasions.  She sees him as an arrogant, overpaid, womanizer, without intelligence.  Ryan views Rachel, as a snobby, stuck-up, nerdy, feminist, who has an ulterior motive to land herself a rich and successful husband, at the expense of one of his team mates.  I really enjoyed "Rush Me" for many reasons.  I loved the characters, the storyline, and the message that we shouldn't prejudge others and/or stereotype them.

Rachel and Ryan were well-rounded, and dynamic characters, that made a lot of growth, and learned valuable lessons from the beginning to end of the story.  I loved the chemistry that took place between Rachel, and Ryan.  They were both so passionate, stubborn, and had never been in a series relationship.  I loved how their relationship developed at just the right pace.  There wasn't any instant-love in this story!  These two really got to know each other, shared their past histories, what was important to them, their dreams, and the highs, and lows in their lives.  They really became friends, that could have fun together, act goofy, laugh, and be themselves!  There were a lot of beautiful moments, as well as moments that I was laughing with the characters.  I loved how Ms. Parr seamlessly transitioned their relationship from acquaintances that disliked each other, to friends, to lovers, and then finally to a couple.  The story really came together well, and I loved every moment of it!  I enjoyed all of the secondary characters as well.  The guys on the football team each had their own distinct personalities, and added a lot of fun, and entertainment to an already excellent story.  I loved how both Ryan's friend's, as well as Rachel's friends, came together, and became one big, and fun close knit group.

I really enjoyed the storyline as well as the message to not pre judge or make assumptions, before you really get to know someone.  Once Rachel, and Ryan let down their walls, they really began to like one another, connect on a deeper level, and become friends.  They had both misjudged the other person, and only through letting go of stereotypes, and assumptions, were they able to see who the other person really was, what was important to them, and that the could have a mutual respect, and interest in the other.  In fact, Rachel grew so much as a character, that she got angry when others stereotyped Ryan, and realized how wrong she had been, for misjudging him in the same exact way.  A theme that was prominent throughout, "Rush Me," was not letting your fears and insecurities stop you from doing what makes you happy.  Rachel was constantly afraid that things would not work out with Ryan, and Ryan was insecure, and thought that he was not good enough or smart enough for Rachel, that these two let their insecurities come in between the progression of their relationship.

I highly recommend, "Rush Me," by Allison Parr!  It was a great, fast-paced, love story!  There was a lot of chemistry, sizzle, and sexiness between the two main characters.  I loved the dynamic between these two characters, and I know you will to.  Readers that appreciate a light-hearted read, that is full of fun, laughable moments, and swooning will appreciate this story!  "Rush Me" is a great choice for a bookish escape!

I give "Rush Me," by Allison Par, 4.5 Football Loving, Charitable, Passionate, Falling Head Over Heels in Love Stars!  I truly enjoyed this fast-paced story, and could not put it down.  I fell in love with Rachel, Ryan, and the unforgettable cast of secondary characters!  These two had so much passion about their views, careers, and each other.  I enjoyed the chemistry, attraction, and how they drove each other crazy, in and out of bed!  

"Even with the lows, there're all those highs.  And isn't that better than a life of mediocrity?"  (EARC LOC, 2172)

"Because I never know where I stand with you.  Because each time I make a move you turn it down.  And then the one time I do nothing, you kiss me, and now I don't know what you want."  (EARC, LOC. 2400)

"It's funny.  How good we get at torturing the people we love the most."  (EARC, LOC. 4275)

"With Ryan, I felt intelligent, witty, charming.  I felt adventurous and beautiful and thrilling.  I felt like I was a heroine.  I missed him when we weren't together.  I wanted to share each silly thought that passed through my mind, and hear him laugh.  I would be happy to spend each night at his place, and to walk around in his jersey, making French toast and talking about nothing and everything."  (EARC, LOC. 4283)

"As he ran, as he threw, caught, passed, crumpled to the ground with the football tucked securely against him.  He made this beautiful.  I could watch him play football, or cook dinner, or laugh with fans, forever.  I wanted to watch him, and to talk to him, and laugh.  I wanted to curl up against his side and talk about the world, and I wanted to ride on the carousel.  I wanted to listen to his bad singing and hear his bad jokes and travel and go home with him.  I just wanted him."  (EARC, LOC. 4398)

I’m a twenty-something nomadic writer. I’m a chocolate lover. I’m now a coffee lover, too, though I avoided drinking it for twenty-two years (I caved while bartending late nights in Paris).
I grew up in New England and I have an incurable case of wanderlust.
Sometimes I am such a city person that I can’t imagine living somewhere that doesn’t have an affectionate name for its subway system, while other months I end up in villages so small there isn’t even mail delivery, and going to the post office is a social occasion.
I currently have a three book deal with Carina Press. The first comes out in April and you can read about it on my Books tab; you can read about everything else on my blog.

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