HIDDEN DEEP is LIVE!

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WOO HOO! Hidden Deep is out in the world and ready for readers to Give in to the Glamour…

Both the print and ebook are available at Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and Tolino (for German readers). iBooks should have it up in a day or two for those who like to read on their Apple devices.

For now, here’s where you can find it. Happy reading!!

AMAZON- http://bit.ly/HIDDENDEEP

NOOK- http://bit.ly/HIDDENDEEPNOOK

                                                  KOBO- https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hidden-deep

Thank you to all those who’ve already read and reviewed! Working hard on Book 2- HIDDEN HEART for you. :)

Hugs,

Amy

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See the HIDDEN DEEP book trailer!

Guess what?? HIDDEN DEEP has a book trailer! Okay, so maybe the post title gave the surprise away, but I’m so excited to show it to you. Making it took a looooong time, because I’m not the most techie person, but it was actually fun, and I kinda love the end result. One of my many day jobs is doing voiceover work for TV and radio ads and corporate videos, so I did my own voiceover here. I was going for *mysterious*. What do you think? Did I get it?

Here’s the YouTube link so you can check it out:

HIDDEN DEEP Book Tour Schedule- Come visit!

FINAL HIDDEN 1Release day for HIDDEN DEEP  is almost here!

I’m so excited for Monday! To celebrate release week, I’ll be guest-posting on some great book blogs, and I thought I’d share the schedule with you, in case you’d like to pop by and check out the excerpts, teasers, reviews, interviews and other fun stuff, including a Rafflecopter gift card giveaway!

Here are the lovely sites where you can find me (and Ryann and Lad) starting next week. Hope to see you there!

Blog Tour Schedule:

March 23:

Andrea Buginsky, Author – http://www.andreabuginsky.com/ – Promo Post

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com – Promo Post

March 24:

reading away the days – http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk – Promo Post

Penny Dreadful Book Reviews – http://www.pennydreadfulbooks.me – Review

Undercover Book Reviews – http://undercoverbookreviews.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post

March 25:

Edge of Your Seat Stories – http://nitewriter6.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post

Books4ev – http://books4ev.blogspot.com – Review

March 26:

Beneath the Jacket Reviews – http://beneaththejacketreviews.blogspot.com/ – Review

Mythical Books – http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/ – Promo Post

Books and Ashes – www.booksandashes.wordpress.com – Review

March 27:

Elsie Elmore – www.elsieelmore.comv – Promo Post

Paradise of Pages – http://www.paradiseofpages.com – Review

March 30:

deal sharing aunt – http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post

Read Write All The Time – http://saptarshiprachi-alltimebookreader.blogspot.com/ – Review

Arkham Reviews – http://arkhamreviews.wordpress.com – Review

March 31:

Fangirls Read It First – https://fangirlsreaditfirst.wordpress.com/ – Review

Sunshine Book Promotions – http://sunshinebookpromos.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post

The Frenetic and the Fantastic – Www.mmshaunakelley.blogspot.com – Review

The Voluptuous Book Diva  – http://voluptuousbookdiva.blogspot.com  – Review

April 1:

Wonderland Novels – http://wonderlandnovels.blogspot.com/ – Promo Post

The Page Unbound – http://thepageunbound.com – Review

Bitches n Prose – http://bitchesnprose.blogspot.com/ – Review

April 2:

Musings In Fiction Alley – http://musingsinficitonalley.blogspot.com/ – Review

A Book Addict’s Bookshelves – http://www.jesswatkinsauthor.blogspot.co.uk – Promo Post

The Eternal Writing Optimist – http://trakenaprevost.blogspot.com – Promo Post

Book Butterfly in Dreamland – http://purpleshadowhunter.blogspot.com/ – Review

April 3:

Underneath the Covers – http://underneaththecoversblog.com/ – Promo Post

Miss Little Book Addicts YA House of Books – www.misslittlebookaddictya.blogspot.com – Review

Reading To Distraction – www.ReadingToDistraction.com – Review

Teaser Tuesday!! HIDDEN DEEP- The beginning

 

Hi! It’s Teaser Tuesday, the very first one for HIDDEN DEEP. With less than a month to go before release day, I thought it’d be fun to “illustrate” the first two lines of the book. So here goes….

hallucination teaser

 

If you’ve read the book description or the opening pages, you know Ryann is a bit… underdressed when she sees Lad for the *second* time, as in skinny-dipping in a spring-fed pool on her grandma’s forest land. And then the fun begins!

If you’d like to pre-order HIDDEN DEEP from Amazon, you can click here.

It should be available on iTunes/ibooks and Barnes and Noble for pre-order very soon. And if you’d like to add it on Goodreads… here’s the link to do that. Plus, there’s still time to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a *paperback* version. The countdown is on till March 23!!

Hugs,

Amy

Cover reveal– HIDDEN DEEP

I’m so excited to share the cover of HIDDEN DEEP with you today. I’ve been dying to share it for a couple of months now, and finally THE DAY IS HERE!!!! This novel was my 2013 Golden Heart finalist book and a real passion project for me. I just love this story deeply, and the characters are so real to me and close to my heart.

HIDDEN DEEP is a Young Adult fantasy/paranormal romance and book 1 in a new trilogy. It’s slated to release on March 23, 2015.

Here’s a little insider info on the story:

Give in to the Glamour… 

Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she’d be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She’s a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he’s not supposed to exist. After her father’s affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn’t mind a first date that didn’t suck, but she’s determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann’s recently moved back to her childhood home in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods overnight and nearly died. She’s still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived. He’s still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she’s with him, the greater the threat he poses to Ryann’s strict policy– never want someone more than he wants you.

Seventeen-year-old Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don’t get careless and Don’t get caught. It’s allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore… Lad’s never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the rules. He’s not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one. And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is widening, and mysterious celebrity fan pods are becoming more and more widespread and influential. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially Ryann, blissfully unaware and safe.

AND NOW….

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I LOVE this cover so much, y’all! My designer at Cover your Dreams did an amazing job capturing the fantasy element and the mystery and the feels of the story– you will just have to see! I can’t wait for you all to read it!!

Pre-order on Amazon

Add HIDDEN DEEP on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24686734-hidden-deep–book-1-of-the-hidden-trilogy

In the coming weeks, I’ll have some fun teasers for you and some background on the cover design process. Thank you so much for sharing this journey with me. Until next time…

Hugs,

Amy

Something a little different…

I spent 2014 writing and publishing the 20 Something series, and there’s still (at least) one more book to come, STILL WAITING. But it’s going to have to wait a little while longer. :)

Because my next novel out for publication is the first book in a different series, and not only that, it’s in a different genre!

HIDDEN DEEP is a YA Fantasy/Paranormal romance and the first book in a trilogy. I actually wrote it before writing the 20 Something books, but I put it aside to work on them, and late last year picked it up again and began the editing process with it.

I truly love this book. It was the one that made me a Golden Heart finalist in 2013, and it’s set in a fictional version of my little Mississippi hometown. But that’s where the ties to reality end.

Here’s what the story’s about:

Sixteen-year-old Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she’d be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She’s a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he’s not supposed to exist.

After her father’s affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn’t mind a first date that didn’t suck, but she’s determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann’s recently moved back to her childhood home in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods overnight and nearly died.

She’s still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived. He’s still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she’s with him, the greater the threat he poses to Ryann’s strict policy– never want someone more than he wants you.

Seventeen-year-old Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don’t get careless and Don’t get caught. It’s allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore…

Lad’s never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the Here’rules. He’s not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one.

And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is widening, and mysterious celebrity fan pods are becoming more and more widespread and influential. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially Ryann, blissfully unaware and safe.

The release date for HIDDEN DEEP is March 23rd.

I’m excited that I get to reveal the cover on Monday, Feb. 9th!!!!!! And if you’d like, you can help. If you have a blog- great. If not- no problem! I’d love for you to post the cover on your Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, side of your house, face-paint it–wherever you want!

Here’s a link to sign up to be a part of the cover reveal:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sPtYxqiUk9s1QDQZkUe27_qE6dUSyleBz9cA3Q96s60/viewform?usp=send_form

And if you just want to sit back and watch… well, I’ll see you Monday with a beautiful new cover to share!!

Amy

Love YA Fantasy and Paranormal? I do! And here’s a *good* one…

 

I’m so excited to wish my friend Chris Cannon a happy book birthday and tell you about her newest YA novel,  Bridges Burned (Going Down in Flames #2) releasing today! bridges burned

Here’s the summary from Goodreads:

Don’t just fight the system…burn it.

Since discovering she is a shape-shifting, fire-breathing dragon on her sixteenth birthday (surprise!), Bryn McKenna’s world has been thrown into chaos. Being a “crossbreed”—part Red dragon and part Blue—means Bryn will never fit in. Not with dragon society. Not with the archaic and controlling Directorate. And definitely not when she has striped hair and a not-so-popular affection for rule-breaking…

But sneaking around with her secret boyfriend, Zavien, gets a whole lot harder when he’s betrothed to someone else. Someone who isn’t a mixed breed and totally forbidden. And for an added complication, it turns out Bryn’s former archnemesis Jaxon Westgate isn’t quite the evil asshat she thought. Now she’s caught between her desire to fit in and a need to set things on fire. Literally.

Because if Bryn can’t adapt to the status quo…well, then maybe it’s time for her to change it.

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If that’s not tempting enough, here’s an excerpt for you:

Valmont helped clean the mess from dinner. “Need anything else before I go?”

“No. Thanks for coming to check on me.”

“If I could, I’d camp outside your door just to make sure you were safe.” He sighed. “Knowing you could’ve been hurt eats away at me. And yes, I know it sounds like I’m obsessed, but since I became your knight, you’re my number one focus. I tried asking around for advice, but there hasn’t been a citizen of Dragon’s Bluff who’s stepped forth to protect a dragon in more than a century.”

“Why did you intervene that day?”

He clasped her right hand between his and stared at her like she was the most beautiful creature in the world. “There’s something about you, something special, something worth fighting for.”

Wow. If there ever was a perfect thing for a guy to say, that was it.

If you haven’t read the first book in the series, you should! Check out the description of Going Down in Flames:going down in flames

If her love life is going down in flames, she might as well spark a revolution. Finding out on your sixteenth birthday you’re a shape-shifting dragon is tough to swallow. Being hauled off to an elite boarding school is enough to choke on. Since Bryn is the only crossbreed at the Institute for Excellence, all eyes are on her, but it’s a particular black dragon, Zavien, who catches her attention. Zavien is tired of the Council’s rules. Segregated clans, being told who to love, and close-minded leaders make freedom of choice almost impossible. The new girl with the striped hair is a breath of fresh air, and with Bryn’s help, they may be able to change the rules. At the Institute, old grudges, new crushes, and death threats are all part of a normal day for Bryn. She’ll need to learn to control her dragon powers if she wants to make it through her first year at school. But even focusing on staying alive is difficult when you’re falling for someone you can’t have.

Add to Goodreads

Buy Links:

AmazonBarnes & Noble│Kobo Book

Here’s a little info about the lovely Author:  chris cannon

I love reading and writing snarky, kick-butt characters who take on the world and win.

My truths: You can never have too many books, shoes, or purses.

Coffee is the Elixir of Life.

There should be a National Nerf Bat Day where you are allowed to whack annoying people upside the head.

Author Links:

WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook

Congratulations Chris!!

 

 

STILL BEAUTIFUL– 20 Something Book 4!

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Here she is… STILL BEAUTIFUL is Cinda’s story. Sent it off to my editor today and it should be available soon. Are you ready to Fall in Love Like a 20 Something again? Here’s a little sneak peek:

20 year old double-engineering major Cinda Moran is the smart one. Her older sister Kenley… is the pretty one. Their nightmare match-making mom has always made their roles pretty clear, and it’s no mystery which daughter she prefers. So while Kenley played the passive dress-up doll, Cinda did the opposite, refusing any attempts to prettify her and make her into “billionaire bait”. Instead, she’s fiercely focused on academics and her internship at an Atlanta TV station.

And as far as romance goes—please—she’s not even sure true love is a “thing”. As she does for everything else in her life, Trekkie-girl Cinda’s got a logical plan: select a sensible mate, come to a mutually satisfactory agreement, and decide to stick it out for better or worse.

Then she meets Blake Branham.

He makes no sense for her at all. He’s a reporter at the station, years older, and has ambitions to work at the network someday while she intends to stay put in Atlanta. Even worse—he’s a total alpha. With her own Mr. Spock personality, the last thing she needs in her life is a swaggering Captain Kirk taking stupid risks and tempting her to do the same.

And he is tempting. When she’s forced to work closely with Blake on live shots and gets to know him outside the station as well, Cinda feels things she’s never felt for another guy and starts to wonder… should she boldly go where she’s never gone before? Should she give love a chance… even if it’s not logical?

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