“Music is a universal language understood by all.”
“Everyone cares for music, even a newborn baby or an elder too old to remember anything else. The trick is finding the right chords to strike to find their innermost desires and open their heart.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Give her 5 Seconds of Summer. Now.
Or maybe the seriously-hot med student who rescued her on a train-and who could be Douglas Booth's twin! Perfect formal partner, much?
But when Kat comes face to face with Angus Marsden himself, things start to get complicated. Very. Throw in a deranged female popstar, final exams, a part in the musical and a mum who just doesn't get it-and where is her best friend?
When did life get so crazy? Kat's just an ordinary schoolgirl.
Joel is onto it. He reaches over calmly and places the strap back on her shoulder. She tries to ignore the brush of his fingers on her skin and the confident but gentlemanly way that he did that. And his gorgeous sideways glance …
But she fails. Miserably.
Everything she remembered about him from the other day is eclipsed by the reality of walking beside him to the coffee van like they're any other couple.
Gah! 'Ah, nothing. Um. So, where did you meet Sarah?'
As attempts to change the subject go, Kat immediately knows this wasn't the ideal choice. Why on earth is she bringing up that girl? He'll just end up comparing her to Sarah and all her amazingness.
Joel pauses for a second. He's on edge. Clearly, Sarah is a touchy subject. Please don't let her be an ex-girlfriend or something. Or worse! Current girlfriend!
'You're not together are you?' Kat blurts. 'I mean, sorry! Of course if you're together that's not an issue at all! I'm really happy for you, actually! Gosh, I mean we barely know each other.
You'd make a great couple. She's just so, so …'
He frowns. That can't be good.
'She's quite something, I know,' he says. 'What kind of coffee do you like?'
Right, coffee. Here's her moment. She wants a macchiato, pronounced 'mack-ee-ah-toe', right? Yikes! Is it that, or is it 'match-ee-ah-toe'? Panic, panic … She's a deer caught in the headlights of the university coffee van. She's staring at the menu like it's written in another language.
'Um … flat white?' she says after a absurdly long pause. Most. Boring. Coffee. Ever.
He smiles. 'Is that a question?'
'No, I definitely want a flat white. Big flat white lover.'
He smiles. 'A flat white, thanks. An extra large one. And a macchiato.'
She stands beside him, apprehensively. Should she pay? At least for hers, particularly as it's so huge? She starts rustling around in her bag and he hands over a twenty-dollar note and says, 'Kat, I've got it,' then pockets the change, takes the coffees and hands her an enormous takeaway cup.
She starts to wonder where the nearest toilet might be. A coffee this large and frayed nerves aren't a good combination.
'McJoel. That's got a ring to it,' he says, flashing a quiet smile.
She feels ridiculous and he says it's okay, he's just teasing. She tries to compose herself.
Deep breath. Gulp of coffee. Don't stare.
'So, tell me more about this song.'
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Lanistter Chronicles #1
By Robyn M. Pierce
Publication: October 28th 2013
Publisher: Vamptasy Publishing
Genre: Dark Fantasy
While running away to escape the actions of her deceased father, Elyssa Smith is caught in the worst storm that Lanistter Isle has ever seen, forcing her to seek shelter in the only place nearby -- Lanistter Castle. Soon, however, it's made clear that the inhabitants of the castle are the ones she's running away from in the first place.
Zeke Lanistter is the head of the European Lanistter branch -- and a sadist through and through. He has bloody plans for Elyssa, and will stop at nothing to get rid of her.
Reid Lanistter is known by many for his womanizing. But when Elyssa enters the castle, he does all he can to protect her from Zeke, unexpectedly morphing into a one-woman man.
In a sinister turn of events, Reid becomes the danger to Elyssa's life, and it's Zeke who finds himself doing whatever he can to protect Elyssa...
About the Author:
Robyn M. Pierce is an author from Las Vegas, where the night is never-ending. She has two white cats that lure her into taking catnaps more often than not and can be terrorists when it's dinnertime.
The Lanistter Chronicles has been her primary focus since 2006, when she started writing stories of her own. (She used to be a fan fiction writer!)
While on her journey with the Lanistter family, she has come up with enough book ideas to fill a shelf, and there are still more to come.
Social Media is a brand new novella
series by JA Huss that will feature one
book released every other Wednesday
for twelve weeks.
Release dates are:
8-27 - FOLLOW
9-10 - LIKE
9-24 - BLOCK
10-8 - STATUS
10-22 - PROFILE
11-5 - HOME
FOLLOW (Social Media #1)
By @JA Huss
Publication Date: August 27. 2014
Novella (150 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
I fuck them. I use them. I pay them off. I find another. My demands are never denied. My contracts are always signed. They submit to me. Willingly. Completely. Temporarily. This is how it's always been.
Until I saw that filthy tweet.
@VaughnAsher My bare pussy. Your tongue. #ThingsIThinkAboutToGetOff
"FilthyBlueBird" thinks she can tease me with hashtags and then hide behind a Twitter handle? She thinks I wouldn't be more than happy to #RockHerFilthyWorld? She's wrong.
Her online fantasy is about to collide with her public reality, and it's about to happen… now.
My name is Grace Kinsella and I'm a filthy tweeter.
I can turn a hundred and forty characters into living sex. I can string words together in a way that will make you wet your panties with lust. I can make a man blush before he even gets to the hashtag. I am famous for pithy filth.
In fact, my girlfriends and I have an online Facebook group called the Filthy Blue Birds. And we're not the only ones. The world of pithy filth is booming, friends. There are endless groups like ours. There are legions of shy girls who come alive when faced with the hundred-and-forty-character challenge. And there is a very special place online where we meet, challenging each other to achieve a new level of smexy typing.
I call that Twitter list Dirty Heaven. I made it up, like literally I'm the freaking founder. So Dirty Heaven is my kingdom and I'm the queen.
I'll stop here to take a bow.
Besides being a list, Dirty Heaven is an online competition that happens on Twitter every Saturday night across the world-yes, we have filthy tweeters from all walks of life. At 8 PM Eastern the FT's come alive and each league puts up their best and brightest. You get one tweet, one hashtag, and one chance to shine.
I don't win anymore, it's simply not fair. I'm now the judge. But back when we were first putting this together my tweets took me to Dirty Heaven time after time after time. That's back when we used to have the competitions nightly and the group was small. Just fifteen or twenty of my closest online stranger friends. Each competition we had an online muse and we took turns choosing who would benefit from our blush-inducing prose. Sometimes the girls picked models or rock stars.
I only ever had one muse and his name is Vaughn Asher.
Yes, the Vaughn Asher. A Hollywood legend. He started out in the boy band 2 Far Out, then when his angelic voice changed as he hit puberty he graduated into Disney sitcoms. Most child actors would fade after that, never able to make the transition. But Vaughn Asher doubled down on the workouts-gaining the title of Most Envied Body in Hollywood six years in a row from Buzz Hollywood Magazine-and the preteen wannabe turned into an action-hero heartthrob overnight.
Just thinking his name makes me sigh. He's so freaking gorgeous. That messy dark hair that makes him look like he just rolled out of bed. Those tight abs that just make you want to drag your tongue all over them to see if they taste as good as they look. And that package, boy. He's never done any nudes so I have to use my imagination, but my imagination is vivid. I have a very clear picture.
Besides, you know what they say about a man's thumbs, right? Well, Vaughn Asher has incredible thumbs. And large feet. They say that too.
Yes, doing filthy things to his six-foot-two frame has been my idea of Dirty Heaven for almost three years now. I'd like to say I've said everything imaginable about him, but that's not true. I never run out of ideas. It's like my brain only exists to compose a one-hundred-and-forty-character sentence that will turn him red.
That's my fantasy. That's my fairy tale. Vaughn Asher doing things to me that can only be said in a hashtag.
And introducing the cover reveal for
PART TWO - LIKE
LIKE (Social Media #)
By @JA Huss
Publication Date: September 10, 2014
Novella (120-ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
Vaughn Asher. I've stalked him relentlessly. I shaped and formed my lust into the perfect dirty hashtag…day after day… weekend after weekend. He was my prince. My fairy tale. My fantasy.
I gave him the best years of my online life and what did he do for me?
Ruined my social media experience one tweet at a time. That's what.
And now #TheDickWhoIsVaughnAsher thinks he can weasel his way back into this filthy blue bird's Twitter account? He's wrong.
His public fantasy is about to collide… ah, fuck it. He's hot as hell, bitches. I need more than a free sample. This time I want it all and I'll do whatever it takes to get it.
About the Author-
J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.
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