Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with Tobie Easton!
Aug23

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight with Tobie Easton!

Tobie Easton Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it.  A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens (so she’s lucky enough to spend her days gabbing about books). She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Tobie loves chocolate chip cookies and Oxford commas. Tobie is a member of SCBWI and YARWA, the Young Adult chapter of RWA. Emerge Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Chapters | The Book Depository Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia’s entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn’t the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn’t realize the danger he’s in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.  Blurbs . . . “This is a fresh and exciting new story that addresses realistic themes set in a fantastical world. Teens will be able to connect with Lia and be immersed in Easton’s world-building.”–School Library Journal “We love this book about the descendants of The Little Mermaid! EMERGE has romance, humor, adventure and an amazing setting among the mansions of Malibu!”–Justine Magazine “Romance, fantastical lore, and adventure–the most fun I’ve had reading in a long time!” –Wendy Higgins, USA Today and NYT bestselling author of the Sweet Evil series “Clever, well-written and insanely unique, EMERGE brings us deep into the lives of mermaids, where coming of age has never...

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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Diana Gardin!
Aug23

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Diana Gardin!

Diana Gardin Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Facebook | Twitter Diana Gardin is a Virginia girl living In South Carolina, and her beloved home in the South is the backdrop for all of her novels. She adores writing about Southern girls and boys finding their way in and out of love. Diana is married to the love of my life, and they have two fabulous/crazy children. Now that she’s a stay-at-home-mom and has recently added author to her list of things to do, Diana is busy ALL THE TIME! Diana Gardin is the hybrid author of nine novels, including the most recent Battle Scars series. Her first Romantic Suspense series, Night Eagle Security, is due for release in Spring of 2017. MAN OF HONOR Amazon | UK | Amazon CA | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | G. Play The best rules are the ones worth breaking . . . After his mother’s funeral, ex-Army Ranger Drake Sullivan wants only to disappear and drown his sorrows in whiskey. Then he sees her: Mea Jones. An untamed, sexy-as-hell whirlwind of energy. A few years ago, she showed him the best-and hottest-night of his life, then walked away without a backward glance. But he’s never stopped wanting more. When it comes to guys, Mea has rules. One night. No dating. Whatever it takes to have control and keep it. With Drake, it’s all heat and hurt and hunger, and pretty much the opposite of control. And that makes him dangerous as hell. Mea has her own demons, and falling in love-or even in lust-is strictly a no-go proposition. But she soon finds out Drake is incredibly single-minded when it comes to getting what he wants. And he’s determined to be the exception to all her rules. Reader advisory: The heroine’s past deals with dark elements some readers may find disturbing. Recommended for mature audiences only. Giveaway!   Winner receives a paperback copy of Man of Honor. Make a comment to enter. After 24 hours, Diana will contact the winner by email. (Winner chosen using random.org via the comments.)...

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Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Brooks Benjamin!
Aug23

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Brooks Benjamin!

Brooks Benjamin Website | Twitter | Book trailer In sixth grade, Brooks Benjamin formed a New Kids on the Block tribute dance crew called the New Kidz. He wasn’t that good at dancing. But now he’s got a new crew—his wife and their dog. They live in Tennessee, where he teaches reading and writing and occasionally busts out a few dance moves. He’s still not very good at it. My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights is his first novel.   MY SEVENTH-GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS Amazon | B&N | BAM | IndieBound All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer. And if he wins a summer scholarship at Dance-Splosion, he’s on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to play football. And Dillon’s freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, says that dance studios are for sellouts. His friends want Dillon to kill it at the audition—so he can turn around and tell the studio just how wrong their rules and creativity-strangling ways are. At first, Dillon’s willing to go along with his crew’s plan, even convincing one of the snobbiest girls at school to work with him on his technique. But as Dillon’s dancing improves, he wonders: what if studios aren’t the enemy? And what if he actually has a shot at winning the scholarship? Dillon’s life is about to get crazy . . . on and off the dance floor in this kid-friendly humorous debut by Brooks Benjamin. Giveaway!   Winner receives a signed hardcover of MY SEVENTH-GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS. Make a comment to enter. After 24 hours, Brooks will contact the winner by email. (Winner chosen using random.org via the...

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America’s Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan . . . Cover Reveal and Giveaway!
Aug23

America’s Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan . . . Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

    TITLE: America’s Next Reality Star AUTHOR: Laura Heffernan PUBLISHER: Kensington’s Lyrical Shine Press RELEASE DAY: March 7, 2017 Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Store | Kobo | iTunes Twenty-four-year-old Jen Reid had her life in good shape: an okay job, a tiny-cute Seattle apartment, and a great boyfriend almost ready to get serious. In a flash it all came apart. Single, unemployed, and holding an eviction notice, who has time to remember trying out for a reality show? Then the call comes, and Jen sees her chance to start over—by spending her summer on national TV. Luckily The Fishbowl is all about puzzles and games, the kind of thing Jen would love even if she wasn’t desperate. The cast checks all the boxes: cheerful, quirky Birdie speaks in hashtags; vicious Ariana knows just how to pout for the cameras; and corn-fed “J-dawg” plays the cartoon villain of the house. Then there’s Justin, the green-eyed law student who always seems a breath away from kissing her. Is their attraction real, or a trick to get him closer to the $250,000 grand prize? Romance or showmance, suddenly Jen has a lot more to lose than a summer . . .   a Rafflecopter giveaway   Laura Heffernan Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Laura Heffernan is living proof that watching too much TV can pay off: AMERICA’S NEXT REALITY STAR, the first book in the REALITY STAR series, is coming from Kensington’s Lyrical Press in March 2017. When not watching total strangers participate in arranged marriages, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys travel, baking, board games, helping with writing contests, and seeking new experiences. She lives in the northeast with her amazing husband and two furry little beasts. Some of Laura’s favorite things include goat cheese, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, the Oxford comma, and ice cream. Not all together. The best place to find her is usually on Twitter, where she spends far too much time tweeting about writing, Canadian chocolate, and reality TV. Laura is represented by Michelle Richter at Fuse...

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