03/18/14



Giveaway, Misc.

Tuesdays for the Taking & an ARC for the TAKING!

I am so excited to be hosting the fabulous Kimberly Derting to celebrate her new upcoming title, THE TAKING!

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Release Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer meets The Fifth Wave in this chilling and explosive new series. The last thing Kyra Agnew remembers is a flash of bright light. She awakes to discover that five whole years have passed. Everyone in her life has moved on—her parents divorced, her boyfriend is in college and dating her best friend—but Kyra’s still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. In order to find out the truth, she and her friend Tyler (the only person who seems to understand her since she got back, he also happens to be her ex-boyfriend’s brother) the two of them decide to retrace her steps from that fateful night. They discover there are others who have been “taken,” just like Kyra. Only, Kyra is the first person to have been returned past the forty-eight-hour taken mark. With a determined, secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had . . . but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

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Who was/is your high school best friend?
(In #TheTaking Kyra’s best friend is named Cat.)

Example: My high school best friend’s name is Jessica! #TheTaking

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02/09/14



Misc.

I WANT THEM ALL!! Amazing Kindle eBook Deals!

01/24/14



Misc.

My Goodbye Letter to the Under the Never Skies Series

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I love the Under the Never Skies series, and I am so sad that it’s over. And so were some of my other fellow bloggers. Thus the UNTS Series Farewell party was born, you can find all the stops and official details here.

For my stop I’ll be writing a goodbye letter to the series.

This is actually really difficult. It happens way to often, a good series ending. It’s inevitable, right? All good things must come to an end and all that jazz.

I remember reading the first book in the series. It was in April of 2012. The book had been out for a while and though it was one that I was really looking forward to reading I hadn’t gotten around to it. But there I was heading to Chicago for the RT conference and also heading to the book shop of awesome Anderson’s to attend an event. One where Veronica Rossi would be present. On the train ride to Chicago I read Under the Never Sky. It was on that train that I fell in love with this book. Where Aria, Perry and Roar embedded themselves into my heart.

Then came Through the Ever Night and I didn’t think it was at all possible for me to love it more than Under the Never Sky, but I did. I had become emotionally invested in these characters, and I loved getting to spend time with them. And then that ending! Goodness the next book couldn’t come fast enough.

As soon as I got my hands on Into the Still Blue, I read it. Which I think was October of last year. I picked it up and did not put down. Even after I finished I didn’t put it down. I wasn’t ready for it to be over.

I’m still not ready!

But it is.

I won’t forget you, Aria, Perry and Roar. I won’t forget the adventures we took together, the heartache and love, and the trials and triumphs. I’ll miss you.

Thank you Veronica Rossi for writing such an incredible story and sharing it with us.

xoxox,
Kristi

01/14/14



Misc.

Grab Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy Today!!

I’m so excited to be helping out with the release day launch of Drew + Fable Forever! I first picked up One Week Girlfriend on a whim and became addicted to the characters and their story…. and I’m so glad there is more of them! Drew and Fable Forever was fabulous! And you’ll want to read it to! Seriously, can Drew be more charming or hot!

We are so excited that DREW + FABLE FOREVER is now available for purchase! This novella is part of Monica Murphy’s One Week Girlfriend Series and only .99 for a limited time!!!

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ABOUT DREW + FABLE FOREVER:

Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original short story that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.

Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even accepting responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, yet again, he’s found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?

Reality. Except now the honeymoon’s over. Drew’s football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him constantly. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . . .

EXCERPT:

“We should check out Ocean Avenue tomorrow,” Drew whispers close to my ear, amusement tingeing his deep voice.

“What? Are you serious?” Even though I’ve come to terms with being here, it doesn’t mean I want to linger and make it a serious vacation. Besides, Drew needs to get back home so he can resume practice.

“Well yeah, remember the spot where we kissed?” His eyes are warm as they search my face, filled with so much love I feel my heart swell.

“Yes,” I whisper achingly. “Of course I remember.”

“I want to go back there.” He tucks a strand of hair behind my ear, his index finger lingering on my skin. “I want to kiss you again in that little alley and remember how wet we were from the rain. How nervous I was. I was scared you might reject me.”

I’d felt the same way. We’d dealt with much of the same feelings and fears and hadn’t even known it.

“I want to take you to that store where you got the dress that just about killed me and buy you whatever you want,” he continues, his fingers drifting across my jaw. My eyes flutter closed as memories rush back at me. “I want to sit outside the dressing room and have you come out to show me every single thing you’re trying on.”

That he remembers all the little details sends a thrill of pleasure spiraling to the very depths of my soul.

“And then I want to wander off for a bit and let you do whatever you want, secretly hoping that you’ll send me a text that says marshmallow. Though if you don’t that’s okay because I’ll send you one instead.” He offers up a crooked smile and the sight of it cracks my heart wide open, overflowing with so much pure love for him I want to cry. “Because we made a deal. Whenever we see or hear that word, the other comes running. I’ll always be the one to rescue you, Fable. You never have to worry about that.”

AMAZONUS | AMAZON CAN | AMAZON UK | BARNES AND NOBLE | iTUNES
Release Day Launch Drew +Fable

MonicaMurphypic-250x373ABOUT MONICA MURPHY:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

Links:

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Author Goodreads | Amazon author page | DREW + FABLE FOREVER Goodreads

01/11/14



Misc.

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