Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday's: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Teaser Tuesday's is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read

- Open to a random page

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser.

My teaser this week is from page 5 of Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen:

There was so much happiness in the world. It was everywhere. It was free.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Swept Up by Kayla Dawn Thomas

I know I've written and shared quite a bit about the lovely community of writers I've come to know on Twitter. Today, I'm happy to share the news that one of those writers - Kayla Dawn Thomas - has a book called Swept Up coming out on May 13, 2014. Here is a synopsis of the book:

A broken heart and a preference for solitude leads Web Baker to driving a street sweeper on the night shift for Basil City. His mother wants grandchildren, and his sister is intent on fixing him up with every dimwitted beauty she can find. Add that to the late night antics Web encounters on his nightly shifts and he has more than enough excitement to keep him on his toes, but nothing could prepare him for the woman who stumbles into his sweeper’s headlights.

Kara Deleray has been fighting for her freedom since she fled her overbearing parents’ home at eighteen. Trouble is, she never learns how to be herself, leading to a lifetime of bad decisions. She hits rock bottom and ends up moving in with her best friend and her husband and manages to land a job teaching English at Basil State University. Kara is finally pulling her life together when a whiskey soaked night gets out of hand sending her straight into the oncoming lights of a street sweeper.

The book sounds fantastic! The cover - oh my goodness, the cover is beautiful! It's soft and dreamy with a gorgeous bottle that hints at an undercurrent to the soft ambience. You want to see what I'm talking about, right? Well, here you go then:

 
I told you the cover is beautiful! I know I'd pick this book up in the store based on the artistic merit of this cover.
 
 
Now, for a little biography on Kayla Dawn Thomas:
 
Reading and telling stories has been a passion since childhood. I am so blessed to be able to write full-time at this point in my life. My debut novel, Swept Up, will be out this spring!
 
I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we have a very bright, active seven year old daughter. My Olde English Bulldogge, Norm, keeps me company in my office.
 
When I’m not writing, you can most likely find me with my Kindle open in my lap and a glass of good wine by my side. I love running and hanging out with my family and friends.
 
Visit Kayla's website to learn more: Kayla Dawn Thomas
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesday's - At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost

Teaser Tuesday's is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read

- Open to a random page

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser.

My teaser this week is from Nook page 23 of Jeaniene Frost's At Grave's End:

"You don't leave my sight, remember? I said, soft but stern. "It'll be okay."

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesday's: Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts

Teaser Tuesday's is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read

- Open to a random page

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser.

My teaser this week is from Nook page 175 of Heaven and Earth by Nora Roberts:

It had never come on her like that, never so abruptly, so physically. Not even when she was practicing, when she had willingly sought such things.