NA Street Team Summer Reads Giveaway

NA Summer Reads

 

It is my honor and pleasure to share with you the 2014 NA Street Team Summer Reads List. To celebrate this occasion, we are conducting a rafflecopter giveaway.

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Grand Prize Package (One Winner)

  • Signed paperback copy of Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. (US Only) – Sponsored by Author Pk Hrezo
  • Signed paperback copy of Another New Life & $10 Starbucks Gift Card – Sponsored by Author Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
  • Ebook version of Winning the Player & $10 Amazon Gift Card – Sponsored by Author Leesa Bow
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card – Sponsored by Author Katlyn Duncan
  • Signed paperback copy of Adam’s List – Sponsored by Author Jennifer Ann
  • Ebook version of Walk with Me & $10 Starbucks Gift Card – Sponsored by Author Kaitlyn Stone
  • Signed paperback copy of Impulsion & $5 Amazon Gift Card – Sponsored by Author Jamie Magee
 
Check out our Summer Reading List: 
 

18633268Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc by Pk Hrezo 

Book Blurb: It’s the year 2069 and even though eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman is heir to the family biz, she may never see the day her time-craft license becomes official. When a government agent starts nosing around the operation, Butterman Travel, Inc. gets stuck with a full audit—part of a government take-over scheme to shut down all private time travel agencies. Enter former boy band superstar, Tristan Helms, desperate to retrieve a lost item from his past and willing to pay triple fare for a time-trip to get there, and Bianca has to find a way to complete the job and return home before the government gets wind and shuts down the family biz for good.

Check out Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. on Amazon

Connect with Pk Hrezo:  Website | Facebook | Twitter


webAnother New Life by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Book Blurb:  Miranda Preston is a walking contradiction. Talented, smart and beautiful on the outside and insecure, haunted and damaged on the inside. Despite these contradictions, she’s ready for college and ready to start Another New Life.  An easy task, until the first guy who catches her eye happens to be someone, she’s known all her life.Eight years have passed since the last time Miranda and Troy saw each other. He reminds her of the best and worst times of her life, but she can’t think about one without dwelling on the other. As they grow closer, every day their attraction reminds them they are no longer kids. Can Miranda focus on her future with Troy while preventing her past from tearing them apart all over again?

Check out Another New Life on Amazon

Connect with Sydney Aaliyah Michelle:  Blog | Facebook | Twitter


21793247Winning the Player by Leesa Bow

Book Blurb:  When injury destroyed her dream of playing college basketball, Aubree Taylor fled overseas. Now she’s finally home again and ready to move on with her life. Until she runs into Hunter Stone on her first night out, the only guy who’s ever meant anything to her – and the last person she wants to see. Since she ran out on him two years ago, Hunter hasn’t been able to get Aubree off his mind. The sexy football star has had girls all over him for years, but Aubree is the only one to have ever seen behind the cocky persona he puts on for the crowd. Despite her attempts to keep her distance, Aubree is unable to resist the strong attraction between them and it isn’t long before they fall into a passionate relationship. She has never been afraid of a challenge, but Hunter’s arrogance and inablity to trust are testing her to her limits. Aubree must decide whether to follow her heart and lower her guard…or risk losing the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

Check out Winning the Player on Amazon

Connect with Leesa Bow:  Website | Facebook | Twitter


9781472096449_CoverThis Summer by Katlyn Duncan

Book Blurb:  Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas – ex-boyfriends who don’t seem to know what ‘ex’ means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn’t anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago. Will may have shot up a foot and filled out (oh yes), but inside he carries the weight of guilt – for leaving, for coming back… Now he’s just passing through to tie up loose ends but it’s clear the old chemistry still crackles between him and Hadley. Trouble is, it’s built on two years of lies… This summer might just be the best time of their lives, but is Hadley ready for everything to change – again?

Check out This Summer on Amazon

Connect with Katlyn Duncan:  Blog | Facebook | Twitter


AL smaller coverAdam’s List by Jennifer Ann

Book Blurb:  Everyone wanted to be Jewels Peterson in high school. Naturally beautiful, exceptionally smart, talented cheerleader, life of the party, and with an All-American boyfriend to boot. One regrettable choice and fatal accident later, and Jewels found herself unceremoniously knocked off her pedestal. Now she’s in college, going through the motions, but not really living.  Adam Murphy is easy-going, charming, considerate, and crazy good looking; he’s exactly the kind of guy Jewels pictures herself being happy with. But Jewels is already involved with someone, and Adam makes it known that he’s guarding a dark secret, one that makes him the wrong guy for her. Trumped by the promise of an innocent friendship, Jewels is forced to ignore her overwhelming hunger for Adam.  After Jewels unknowingly helps Adam create a bucket list, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime that pushes their platonic relationship to its limits. But does she want to be with Adam without knowing the truth behind the skeletons in his closet, or is being with him just another pointless thing in her life?

Check out Adam’s List on Amazon

Connect with Jennifer Ann:  Website | Facebook | Twitter 


ks-walkwithme-fullWalk with Me by Kaitlyn Stone

Book Blurb:  What dictates the path in life we take and who we choose to walk with? After escaping her abusive parents, nineteen-year-old Kenna Sloane is determined to create an independent life, free of emotional distraction. The last thing this focused college student wants is a relationship, especially with a hot rookie cop popular with the badge bunnies.  When Kenna reluctantly agrees to a double date with Santa Monica cop Donovan Alexander, she’s launched on an exciting and dangerous journey. With time, she discovers some souls are instinctively drawn together to quiet the pain of their traumatic pasts. But even after the revelation of Donovan’s own secret burden, Kenna continues to battle the fear she may be too broken for her modern day knight in blue.

Check out Walk with Me on Goodreads – Available July 2014

Connect with Kaitlyn Stone:  Website | Facebook | Twitter


Horsies12-2Impulsion by Jamie Magee

Book Blurb:  With a glance Wyatt Doran stole Harley Tatum’s heart. With each summer that passed, touch by touch, they robbed each other’s innocence, birthing a love that was so deep that it scorched within. Without warning, they were ripped from the clutches of each other, placed in lives that were worlds apart. Only to cross paths after a freak accident where Harley’s horse rig was flipped. An accident that Wyatt Doran, from fire station 32, responded. The tension was immediate, the emotions were raw. One breath told them they were not the same as before, one touch…changed their world.

Check out Impulsion on Amazon

Connect with Jamie Magee:  Website | Facebook | Twitter


The rafflecopter will run for one week. We will announce the winner at our Facebook Party on June 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm Central!

Good luck and happy reading!

#IWSG – My Release Day

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Huge thank you to the awesome co-hosts for the June 4 posting of the IWSG C. Lee McKenzie, Tracy Jo, Melanie Schulz, and LG Keltner!  Special shout out to our captain, Mr. Alex J. Cavanaugh. Make sure you visit them and as many of the support group as you can.

I’m not sure if I’m actually looking for advice. I’ve heard it all. I feel the need to share. In hopes that others have had this particular issue.

The night before my release, I posted on a FB Group how I didn’t think I would need a  peep talk prior to my book release, but later that night, I couldn’t sleep and it seemed like I was seconds away from an anxiety attack.

What was I so scared of, well, no sales. That’s what scared me. What if not one person bought my book. Ridiculous, I know.

Well, the first day went better then expected, but now I’m depressed again.

Anyone else experience the Book Release Blues? What did you do to get over it?

I also wanted to thank everyone who supported me during the release of my debut novel, Another New Life. I need to remind myself it’s not every day a person get’s to realize a dream. I am so grateful.

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My Release Day!!!!

Title: Another New Life

Author: Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

New Adult Contemporary Romance

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**

Miranda Preston is a walking contradiction. Beautiful on the outside, but, insecure, haunted and damaged on the inside. Despite these contradictions, she’s ready to start Another New Life.

When her talent wins her a piano scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin, Miranda arrives on campus determined to experience everything college has to offer and to keep her secrets in the past where they belong.

An easy task, until the first guy who catches her eye happens to be someone, she’s known all her life.

Eight years have passed since the last time Miranda and Troy saw each other. He reminds her of the best and worst times of her life, but she can’t think about one without dwelling on the other. As they grow closer, every day their attraction reminds them they are no longer kids.

The epic romantic love story that is Miranda and Troy seems to be destined for a happy ending, but Miranda knows it’s only a matter of time before her secret is discovered. A secret that will not only destroy their relationship, it will destroy Troy, too.

Can Miranda focus on her future with Troy while preventing her past from tearing them apart all over again?

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Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a New Adult Contemporary Romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who

Sydney has been blogging at sydneyaaliyah.com for three years, where she interviews people about their tattoos, discusses her favorite movie quotes, reviews books (New Adult & only the ones she loves) and journals about her writing and editing process.hailsfrom Texas. After surviving 5 1/2 years living in China, she had the courage to finally pursue her passion and become a writer.

Sydney’s self-published debut New Adult Novel Another New Life will be available June 2014. An active tweeter, she is also a JuNoWriMo (2x) and NaNoWriMo (2x) winners who notes the sci-fi action flick “The Matrix” as the best representation of her life in the past. She is blessed to be awake now and doing what she loves.

Thank you so much for your support!

Z – Zeros and New Release

ZAs in three, two, one, zero – The clock is at all zeros. A to Z Challenge is over! Congratulations to those who brave the ups and downs that is A to Z.

Thank so much for all those who stopped by to like, share, comment and even reference one of my posts. It was an amazing month and I am so happy I could share my debut novel with all of you. If you want to see what all the hype was all about, please feel free to pick up a copy of Another New Life on June 2nd. If you forget, no worries. I’ll remind you a couple more times between now and then.

Other Acknowledgements

Consistant Commentor: Alex Cavanaugh & Tom Benson

Favorite Comment: “WOW!! I want to read your book now. 🙂 I want to see why Troy has to apologize for what happen to Miranda.” – Thanks Stephanie Smith

Most popular post:  S – Seven, Seventeen & Seventy

My favorite theme:  Rachna’s Scriptorium – Emotions and Feelings writers experience

My favorite post:  M is for Madness – Rachna’s Scriptorium

Thanks again to Arlee Bird, Nicole Ayers and my fellow minions.

What where some of your favorite moments of the 2014 A to Z Challenge

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Quick shot and congratulations to Faith Sullivan on her new release, Hold Me Tight (Take Me Now #3).  Check it out below!

Title: Hold Me Tight
Author: Faith Sullivan
Release date: April 30, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Ebook available at: Kindle | Nook | Smashwords 


HOLD ME TIGHT Synopsis:

He loves me. He loves me not.

Ivy’s heart shatters upon hearing Eric’s crushing ultimatum. Despite how much she cares for him, she won’t give in to his demands. She has no choice but to leave, even if it’s the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.

She loves me. She loves me not.

When Ivy walks out, Eric can’t help feeling betrayed. Unwilling to put her at risk, he values her safety above all else. By refusing to compromise, he’s blindsided when she moves in with a man who’s already stolen so much from him.

I love you. You love me not.

Lauren sees Eric and Ivy’s split as an opportunity to end their relationship once and for all. When Ivy places herself at the mercy of Eric’s rival, Lauren plots to destroy the fragile tie binding them together, even if she endangers Ivy’s life in the process.

Y – Yes!!! Tattoo Tuesday – Special Addition

YOne of my favorite scenes in the book happens at the very end. You know that thing about the best way to ensure a relationship won’t last is the get the persons name tattooed on you body.  Well, Troy found a way around the rule. Let’s hope Miranda doesn’t freak out:

I walked back into D&D, coffee in hand, ready to lecture Dan on his lack of directional skills, but I stopped when I noticed Troy’s right hand. I almost dropped the coffee.

He had words written on the space between his thumb and index finger. It spelled Miranda Preston in a beautiful cursive, but it wasn’t just written, it was tattooed.

“What did you do?” I looked at Troy. He looked quite proud of himself, but his face fell when he saw my expression. “Why did you do that?”

He took the coffees out of my hand and sat them on the counter.

“Okay, before you freak out, let me explain.”

He grabbed my hand. “I didn’t get the name of my girlfriend tattooed on my hand. I got the name of my best friend.”

“What?”

“You’ve been my best friend my entire life, and that’s never going to change.”

“What?” I understood but wasn’t sure whether to kiss him or smack him for doing something so stupid.

I couldn’t believe he did that. He had my name … tattooed on his skin … forever.

How could I possibly express to him how crazy and stupid and precious and amazing he was to me for doing that?

“I want one too,” I said.

“Yes!!!! She bought it,” Dan said as Troy pulled me in his arms and kissed my lips.

I still don’t recommend it, but if you’ve been friends since you were four years old, it might be ok.

Anyone ever got a significant others name tattooed on their body? Are you still with the person? Is the tattoo still there? 

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My new ink inspired by Another New Life!!

New InkThank so much to Manny from Bob Shaw Tattoo! He is my tattoo guy for life.