Monday, September 17, 2012

Author Interview Cathy Bennett

Love. Desire. A psycho bent on revenge. But can Charlie Reynolds recognize the most dangerous of the three?
Since being out on her own at eighteen, Charlotte “Charlie” Reynolds is a street-smart “good” girl who hides her desire for love and security behind her feisty and independent personality. She just never expected a more noxious hero than wealthy, self-consumed Evan Gardner, the CEO and founder of Valley Tech., a successful software company in Los Angeles. From the moment Evan rescues her from an apparent random attack, their attraction for each other bubbles just below the surface of all-out passion.

A hand grabbed her from behind and spun her around. Charlie’s free arm swung out quicker than the scream that followed it. The heel of her sandal barely missed the side of Evan’s head.
“Get away from me, Evan!  Just get away!”  Charlie brought her knee up, but he sidestepped.
“Woman. Would you stop trying to maim me?”
“I’m leaving. Now!”
“Would you calm down and come over here?” he demanded. She resisted, but he kept a firm grip on her arm and wrestled the remote out of her clenched fist. After dodging her flailing purse, he clicked the passenger door open and nudged her in. He ran around the front of the vehicle before she could escape, swung the door open, and slid in next to her.
Charlie didn’t look at him. She simply folded her arms and stared straight ahead. They sat in angry silence for a few minutes. She wiped the back of her hand under her runny nose. He snapped open the glove box, handed her a tissue, and leaned back in the seat.
“What did you hear back there?” he asked finally.
Evan ran his hand through his hair. “Did Amanda know you were spying?”
“Even if she did, you’ve got control over what you say. Over what you do.”
“I know. I know. I was angry. She was pushing me.”
“Angry? So that’s your excuse? That’s why you kissed her?” She balled her fist up and he flinched. Good. Let him be afraid. Let him be very afraid.  

You can purchase Catherine's book on
Barnes and Noble 
and Astraea Press.

Where To Find Catherine:

Friday, September 14, 2012

September Giveaway--Because I feel like it

Hey all!
It's September. I like fall. My anniversary is this month. The kids are back to school, and I have time to write again. I think it's time to celebrate. How about if I give away a copy or two of AT WHAT COST? Just because. :) Besides, I've never tried to use Rafflecopter, so I thought I'd give it a shot. And you get the benefits! :) 

Wait, you haven't heard about my book? What? Where have you been? Okay, I get it. Back to school, busy summer. No problem, I understand. Well, now's the time to check it out.

To enter the giveaway, see below.

For those of you entering the blog share option here's what you need:
The links:

 Book Blurb:
During her junior year, sixteen-year-old Maggie Reynolds expected to shop for prom dresses not maternity clothes. Now, instead of studying for the SATs, she’s reading, What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Maggie’s ‘Mother Dearest’ lives in fear that Maggie will somehow taint the family name, so Maggie can’t turn to her for help. Meanwhile, her father is oblivious to anything but his 9-9 job. And her boyfriend, Justin? She’s pretty sure he’ll stay by her side. 

While Maggie wrestles with her options, Justin offers a solution: abortion. It would solve all her problems quickly, easily, and effectively. And her parents would never know, which means they won’t throw her out and cut her off like they’d always threatened if she got herself knocked up. But an easy decision becomes difficult when Maggie’s aunt discovers her secret and sets out on a mission to stop the abortion, putting a kink in Maggie’s plan. Now Maggie must decide which choice she can live with: abortion or teenage motherhood. Either way, it’ll be a tough road to travel.

J. Andersen's links: (Book/author blog) (Personal blog)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sneak-- Evan Angler

Today we have a promo post for author, Evan Angler's newest book, Sneak. It's the second in his Apocalyptic Swipe series, which follows Logan Langley, a teenage boy who, on his birthday, will receive the mark. Only, he's afraid that the same thing that happened to his sister will happen to him and he'll never come home again. 

Having not been familiar with the series, I read Swipe first. It was excellent. The thing I like the most about the series is that it is fast paced. Also, it breaks the rules of the typical YA point of view. Much of the time, YA is written in first person. And when it's done in third person, it's usually third person, limited, which means that we can only see what's happening from the main character's perspective. Angler pulls off a third person omniscient point of view and does so with class. Third person omniscient is when the story is told from an outside narrator (using the pronouns 'he' 'she' 'they') and we can see what each character is thinking. It's not from one individual perspective. Never once did I get confused as to who was thinking or speaking. Even when he jumped perspectives in mid chapter, I followed easily. That in and of itself lends credence to the ability of this author. 

Sneak Book Blurb: 

In a future United States under the power of a charismatic leader, everyone gets the Mark at age thirteen. The Mark lets citizen shop, go to school, and even get medical care-but without it, you are on your own. Few refuse to get the Mark. Those who do . . . disappear.

Logan Langly went in to get his Mark, but he backed out at the last minute. Now he’s on the run from government agents who will stop at nothing to capture him. But Logan is on a mission to find and save his sister, Lily, who disappeared five years ago on her thirteenth birthday, the day she was supposed to receive her Mark.

Logan and his friends, a group of dissenters called the Dust, discover a vast network of the Unmarked, who help them travel safely to the capital city where Lily is imprisoned. Along the way, the Dust receives some startling information from the Markless community, opening their eyes to the message of Christianity and warning that humanity is now entering the End of Days.

When the Dust finally arrives in the capital, it seems that all their careful planning is useless against a government that will do anything to bend its citizens to its will. Can the gentle words Logan has found in a tattered, banned Bible really stand against the most powerful military the world has ever known? Can Logan even sacrifice his own freedom, choosing to act through faith alone?

Check out the first book in the series: 
Swipe book blurb: 

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong? 

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.  
The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back. 
When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers?

About the Author:
Evan lives without the Mark, evading DOME and writing in the shadows of Beacon.
Swipe is his first book. But if anyone asks, you know nothing about it, and you didn't hear anything from him. Don't make eye contact if you see him. Don't call his name out loud. He's in enough trouble already.
And so are you, if you've read his book.
Twitter username

Check out the rest of the YA Bound tour: 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Reflection-- Jessica Roberts

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. Today we're taking part in the YA Bound tour of Reflection by Jessica Roberts. 
Book Blurb:
Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.

But when her dreamy college life turns out to be nothing more than a wonderful dream while resting in a coma, questions threaten.

Now, Heather must press forward to unlock the real past, and find the answers buried deep in her mind. What she unlocks instead is a roller coaster ride through flashbacks, embellished memories, and a whirlwind romance.

And when it’s all over and she comes face to face with the truth, will she lose everything she’s fallen in love with?

Doesn't that sound like a great read?

You can get your copy on AMAZON or BARNES&NOBLE.
Check it out on GOODREADS too.

Follow Jessica:
Twitter username:
Goodreads Page:
Facebook Page: