Monthly Archives:: January 2015

Cover Reveal: Katie McGarry’s NOWHERE BUT HERE

January 29, 2015 Katie A Uncategorized 0 Comments

West Side Story meets Sons of Anarchy?? Yes, please!

Katie McGarry’s newest novel, NOWHERE BUT HERE, has a cover and we are thrilled to get to help reveal it to you today. The first novel in her upcoming The Thunder Road Series, NOWHERE BUT HERE is a young adult contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. We have no doubt that when you get done, you’re going to wish you were on a motorcycle and had your own cut of leather across your back!

Follow along today as pieces of the cover are revealed, and then stop by the HarlequinTeen Page to see the full cover at 7pm EST! And that’s not all, of course! We have a few Behind-The-Scenes pictures from the photo shoot itself for you to enjoy as well! Check out the Behind-The-Scenes pictures and then scroll down for our puzzle piece!


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And here’s the fifth piece to the cover for you!

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Don’t miss all of the puzzle piece reveals throughout the day!

 

11am EST

Buttermybooks
Romance Obsessed Book Blog
Sundays in Bed with Books
Emilie’s Book World
Live Read and Breathe
Bound In Ink Book Blog
Books and Swoons
2 Greek Girls Reading
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Bumbles and Fairy-Tales
Bows & Bullets Reviews
Mama’s Dirty Little Reads
Winter Reads
Total Book Geek
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls

12pm EST

Once Upon a Twilight
Amaterasu Reads
Bittersweet Reads
The Breakfast Blog
Books Need TLC
Bookishly Britt
The Racy Lit Reader
Sultry Steamy Reading
Watcha Reading
StarAngels Reviews
Bookworm Misfit
flirty fiction blog
Addicted Readers
I Dare You To Read
Little Bookworm Reviews

1pm EST

The Book Belles
Read It Write Now
Little Read Riding Hood
Ficwishes
Cesya MaRae Cuono, Author
Soulmates Talk About Books
Kimmy Loves to Read
BCS Reviews
Adventures in Writing
Kissed by Ink
Book Nerd Addict
Jess Time To Read
All in a Book
Book Vigilante Reviews
Indy Book Fairy

2pm EST

Prisoners of Print
Bittersweet Enchantment
BookHounds YA
Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews
All Night Books
Reading Over Sleeping
WOrkS of FiCTioN
Lovin’ Los Libros
A Thousand Lives Lived
Bookish Things & More
Avid Reader Musings
Girl meets Books
Reviews by Tammy and Kim
Nose Stuck in a Book
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3pm EST

Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog
Jenuine Cupcakes
Eat, Sleep, and Read
Mystical Lit Lounge
BFF Book Blog
We’re Jumpin’ Books
Lovely Reads
TSK TSK What to Read
Chapter by Chapter
Pages to Explore
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Becky on Books
SassyCat’s Books Review
Worn Down Glories
Ripley Loves to Read

4pm EST

Booklovers For Life
Contagious Reads
Got Books?
Books to Breathe
21st Century Once Upon A Times
Lost in Ever After
The Phantom Paragrapher
The Eater of Books!
Jackie’s Book World
Ceresbooksworld
Renee Entress’s Blog
Milky Way of Books
Gaga Over Books
Step Into Fiction
Lost in Literature

5pm EST

Divergent Gryffindor
Bibliophile Mystery
Undercover Book Reviews
Stephanie Witter
naughty Book Eden
Wonderful Monster Book Blog
Beppe DM Books Blog
Scandalous Book Blog
Book Angel Booktopia
Gemma reads too much for it to be normal book blog
Book Babes Unite
Sara In Bookland
The Fairest of All Book Reviews
Red Hot + Blue Reads
Cosying Up With Books

6pm EST

So Bookalicious
Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.
Kindle and Me
Mundie Moms
The Shadow Realm
Confessions of a Y.A. and N.A. Book Addict
Stay Bookish
Library of a Book Witch
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club
Tumbleweed Book Reviews
The Cover Contessa
In My Secret -Book- World
Book Boyfriend Reviews
Corrie the Book Crazed Girl
Mary Had a Little Book Blog

7pm EST

Readers Live A Thousand Lives
Typical Distractions
The Book Hookup
Southern Belle Book Blog
When Books Defy Gravity
Holly’s Red Hot Reviews
Book Marauder
Greyland Reviews
Ellesea Loves Reading
Megpie93’s Book Blog
Seeing Night Reviews
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Mommas Secret Book Obsession
Vera is Reading

NOWHERE BUT HERE Synopsis:

An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she’s curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They’re the good guys. They protect people. They’re…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club’s most respected member—is in town, he’s gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it’s his shot at his dream. What he doesn’t count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

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Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.

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Want to see the full cover for this upcoming release? Don’t forget to head over to Facebook at 7pm EST to catch the full reveal!

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Cora Carmack’s ALL PLAYED OUT – Cover Reveal

January 21, 2015 Katie A Uncategorized 0 Comments

Holy smokes are we excited to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack’s ALL PLAYED OUT! ALL PLAYED OUT is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is the 3rd book in the Rusk University Series, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. It is due to be released on May 12, 2015!! If you haven’t had a chance to read this sexy, fun series yet, be sure to grab ALL LINED UP and ALL BROKE DOWN!

 

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Pre-Order Your Copy Today!

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About ALL PLAYED OUT:

First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay… Scratch that. She knows she hasn’t had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a “to do” list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it’s impossible to get hurt… again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she’s never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he’s willing to take the chance when it’s more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

 

And don’t miss the first two books in the Rusk University Series…

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ALL LINED UP, Book 1

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ALL BROKE DOWN, Book 2

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HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

 

 

 

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2015 means…

January 17, 2015 Katie A Uncategorized 0 Comments

2015 has one word for me: brave.

I was brave when I reached out for help through the county. I was brave when I opened up to my blog readers and told them what I was experiencing. I was brave when I told a group of friends just how bad things were for me.

I was brave when I walked into the doctor office and cried as I told him about my depression. I was brave when I told him everything I’d experienced, and that I was scared I wasn’t getting better.

Being brave means that 2015 is the year I put myself first. It’s the year I take care of myself. The year I do what I have to do to be healthy, happy and strong.

Being brave means that I realized I might have to let go of some things in my life. I have to let go of the worry, the doubt and the stress. I may have to let go of friendships, people in my life and things I can’t control.

Being brave in 2015 is realizing that if someone can’t be there for me when I need them the most, that I may have to let them go. It hurts but if they aren’t there when I need them the most in my life, can I trust them to be there in the good times? To share the joy with me, to celebrate. Instead, I’m facing the realization that they aren’t there now when I need them the most.

Being brave in 2015 means embracing new adventures – discovering great books, trips planned to travel across the country, hours of laughter and joy with my friends and family. It means standing up for myself and learning to love myself for who I am.

2015 means that even though I let go of the negative – I’m embracing the joy and open doors the year can bring me. It means stepping out into the world and embracing my life, how I want to love and what is waiting for me ahead.

Being brave in 2015 means letting go, but letting the brand new in.

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What’s Wrong With Me?

January 4, 2015 Katie A Uncategorized 1 Comment

You may have noticed that I haven’t been around as much as I usually am. I’m quieter on social media. I don’t get out much other than work and basic errands. I’m quiet, don’t say much and don’t interact with my friends much.

As hard as it is to say, I know I need to say it.

I’m struggling with depression.

It’s quite possibly the worst round of depression I’ve ever dealt with, and it’s exhausting, terrifying and I am still wondering how I am supposed to pull myself out of this and come out stronger, healthier and happier on the other end.

Right now, I don’t think I ever will. That kills me to even think about. That’s how bad this is right now.

It’s the kind of depression where I’m so exhausted most of the day that I can barely keep my eyes open at times, but when I try to fall asleep – I can’t sleep. I doze off for a few minutes at a time, only to wake up even more exhausted than before. For the most part in the last couple of weeks, I have gotten half of my normal amount of sleep each night.

It’s the kind of depression where for most of the day, I’ll be fine – still down in the dumps and blue, but dealing okay. Then something, anything will flip a switch and I’ll lose my cool. I’ll cry over anything and everything, no matter how small. The little things that normally don’t bother me cause me to snap, to lock myself in my room.

I don’t want to do anything – just going to work before the holiday break was a struggle. I barely made it through each shift and I tried so hard to keep myself in one piece until I got home. I watched the clock anxiously; I made myself focus on something, anything other than what was going on in my head. It was exhausting, it was a battle.

It’s the kind of depression where I’m not eating much – and even when I do eat? It’s only because my body has gotten to the point where I will be sick or pass out because I haven’t eaten enough. I’ve lost weight, I know I have. I don’t know how much, but I’ve noticed because my clothes are loose on me, nothing fits right, nothing feels comfortable.

It’s the kind of depression where I don’t want to do anything I love. I can’t read. I can’t listen to music. I can’t watch my favorite movies or television shows. I sit in my room in my bed, in the dark and stare at the walls for hours. Sometimes I’ll have the television on, but I am not paying attention to it. I’m still in the dark, wrapped up in my blankets and wondering when this will end.

This is the kind of depression where I will curl up at the end of the night and fight back the tears as I try to go to sleep. I wonder what’s wrong with me, why this is happening, when it will end and I try to tell myself that I have to take it day by day. I tell myself that I got through this before, I can do this again – but this is the worst I have experienced.

I’m not myself.

It has been the longest and hardest month I have ever gone through.

What is worse are the weird thoughts in my head. I hate them. They scare me. They don’t happen often, but when they do – it startles me and really makes me wonder what the hell is wrong with me. I know what’s wrong with me. I’m depressed. I’m a shell of myself and I’m waiting for the light to come through, waiting for something to change.

There are days where I sit for hours and wonder if I am making it sound worse than I really feel, if it isn’t this bad and someone will come up to me and tell me that. I wonder if this will end and I’ll feel like myself the next morning, but I don’t. I wake up, hoping it’s the day where I will finally feel like things are turning around… only to face the cruel reality that it hasn’t.

This is the kind of depression where it’s hard to just get up and do those basic things I need to do in order to get through the day. Getting through work or a quick grocery shopping trip have become something that a exhausting and nerve wracking. I go out and I put on the face that everyone is used to – the happy, normal, take it as it comes kind of girl.

Except on the inside, I’m broken, sad, depressed and trying to figure out what my next step is. Nothing I’m used to doing is fun – friends have had to drag me out of the house to get me to do something, anything. I’m not excited (or even focused enough) to read or watch television. I barely have enough energy to roll out of bed most days.

It’s been like this for a month.

Failing my math class after sixteen weeks of working my ass off, countless hours of homework, studying, going to class, asking questions, getting help from friends and family members – and still I didn’t pass. I was in a funk before that – but this was my breaking point.

I realized that no one is going to know that I am struggling unless I tell them. No one will know that I need a little extra love or time, a little more understanding or space unless I speak up. No one will know that I’m stuck in a deep and dark place, trying to find my way out unless I tell them. Everyone thinks I’m okay – that I’m maybe just worn out or overwhelmed – no one has really realized that I’m depressed.

I’m depressed.

It scares me. The way I feel scares me, the thoughts that randomly creep into my head scare me and I am depressed. Making it through each day in one piece is hard – I’m mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. I cry over anything and everything. Even the smallest thing will make my mood crumble.

So no, I’m not okay and it is harder than you can ever imagine to sit and here and tell everyone that. I’m not okay. I’m struggling. I’m depressed. I’m scared. I’m sad. I’m not myself. I’m in a dark place, I’m exhausted, beaten down and not sure where things will go from here. I can only take things one day at a time, one step at a time.

But the truth is, I’m struggling with this round of depression. Really struggling.

 

 

 

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