MY PERFECT MISTAKE by Kelly Siskind … cover reveal and giveaway!
Mar03

MY PERFECT MISTAKE by Kelly Siskind … cover reveal and giveaway!

We’re so excited to be sharing the cover of Kelly Siskind’s MY PERFECT MISTAKE today! Check out the beautiful cover below, read a sneak peek, and enter to win! About MY PERFECT MISTAKE What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen . . . A girls’ trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She’s got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared. Kolton doesn’t know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool—although she does have an unholy gift for that—but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they’re both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don’t kill each other first. MY PERFECT MISTAKE releases April 5, 2016 – add it to your Goodreads list here! Preorder MY PERFECT MISTAKE now: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo Excerpt He tosses me my anti-sexy helmet. “We should take another run before we head down.” I catch it and shake my head, unsure I heard him right. “Sorry, we? Shouldn’t you be skiing with your buddies? It’s bad enough you hijacked my lunch and I have to sit at a table with you again tonight. Now you want to ski together? Thanks but no thanks.” He lifts his arms over his head and stretches from side to side. A sliver of skin peeks out below his jacket. “The guys called it quits early. Worried you can’t keep up?” As fucking if. The dude’s obviously egging me on, but he snaps my self-control. Everything between us is action, reaction. Spark and flame. What’s his deal, anyway? Why sit with me and ski with me when we’re worse than cats and dogs? If he thinks firing me up means he’s getting a replay of last night, he’s mistaken. Still, I need to beat his ass on the slopes. “Fine. I’ll take that run. It’s about time I put you in your place. But let’s be clear. We can have lunch and ski together, but there will be no sex.” A teen walking by stops midstride and doubles over in a fit of giggles. “I didn’t catch that.” Kolton leans forward and cups a hand around his helmeted ear. “Do you mind speaking up?” What a total douche. “Everyone is wise until he...

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A New Twitter Pitch Event . . . #DVpit by Agent Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency
Mar03

A New Twitter Pitch Event . . . #DVpit by Agent Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency

We are excited to have a guest post today by Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency. She is an amazing agent trying to make a difference! Website  |  Twitter |  The Bent Agency   I am really honored to write this post on Brenda’s blog today. Her contests have brought huge success to many authors and agents, especially Pitch Wars, and she tirelessly strives to bring these matches together again and again. Considering all this, I’m enormously grateful for the chance to tell you all about a new Twitter pitching event that I am hosting on April 19. Last month, I held a query contest for diverse books (called “DIVERSE VOICES”), and the response was amazing. I even signed a new author through this contest! And I’ve continued to think of ways to push further, and take some kind of real action that was within my power as a literary agent. But I certainly can’t make impact on my own.   So I decided to create a Twitter pitching event specifically for marginalized voices. The #DVpit event will take place on April 19, from 8AM EST to 8PM EST. The rules will be similar to other Twitter pitching parties, like Brenda’s own incredible #PITMAD. Agents (and a few editors) will be looking for ALL types of fiction (including adult, teen, and children’s) plus narrative nonfiction. However, this event is expressly meant to focus on work about—and especially by­—people of marginalized backgrounds. I am talking about people of color; people living and/or born/raised in underrepresented cultures and countries; disabled persons; people with illness (including mental illness); people on marginalized ends of the socioeconomic, cultural and/or religious spectrum; people identifying as LGBTQIA+; and more. These stories are out there. They are brilliant. And they are very, very important. I have a growing list of passionate agents and editors eager to follow the hashtag and give them our full attention. We’re so excited to see what April 19 will bring. Long before I was an agent, I was a reader. Books were my safe place. And even still today, stories have always felt like magic to me. So I hope you’ll share them with us.   For more information about #DVpit and its rules, and for a list of just some of the participating agents and editors already committed to this event, please visit http://www.bethphelan.com/dvpit. You can follow @beth_phelan for some exciting updates. Thanks, again, to Brenda for allowing me to use this space!...

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