Heidi’s latest book, Fever Pitch, is the second book in her New Adult “Love Lessons” series. I loved the first book—a romance between an outgoing senior and an introvert with severe allergies who end up rooming together—so I asked her five questions about this one. But first, the blurb: Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual [...]
By Rachel at The Readers Den | August 29, 2014 at 8:00 am
I’m a huge fan of Lauren Layne because she shines in writing witty, chemistry-laden romances guaranteed to tug at your heart! I loved the first in this series, Isn’t She Lovely, so I was thrilled to have Olivia’s story. Even though she was technically the cheating girlfriend (not as bad as it sounds, I promise) I felt bad for her. Olivia is trying to escape and redeem herself for a mistake that cost her longtime boyfriend. Taking a job as a caretaker for an injured veteran satisfies her need for penance and to get away from all her friends, but Olivia doesn’t really know what she’s gotten herself into. Thinking she’ll be caring for an old injured man, she’s shocked [...]
Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker and someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow’s half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own. Harlow had taken the chance, falling hard and fast for the guy who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love… But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now Grant and Harlow must decide if they have enough fight to make it work – or if the pain of betrayal has permanently [...]
Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she’s back to reality: West is gone. And before he left, he broke her heart. Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family—a family that’s already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she’s on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs. They’re together again, but things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn’t fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who [...]
Thanks for joining C.C. and I today! C.C. is giving away a $25 Amazon card to anyone who answers the question: What piece of advice would you give your teen self? Answer below and a winner will be randomly chosen – good luck! ****Our Winner is . . .pamwright2913 — she has been contacted to claim her prize – thanks all for blogging!! Me: I’ve heard you were asked to write a young adult series and you weren’t actually writing or reading in that genre at the time. How did you pull it off? CC: It was like cramming for finals. In about three weeks, I read twenty YA books. Then, I took a long trip down memory lane to [...]
Life throws you curve balls and only the strong survive. Ash is one of those guys and Tansy is one of those girls. . .
Wild, fun, and impulsive, Tansy is a cancer survivor who spent the past several years waiting to die — now, cancer-free, Tansy has a fresh perspective on life and that means making the most of her time while she still can.
When the story starts their chemistry is intense. Both characters deal with trauma no adult should have to deal with at such a young age —- Tansy has already picked up the pieces of her shattered life, can she help Ash do the same?
Romantic, emotional, life-changing — yes, this story makes you appreciate the simple things and cheer for the strongest couple ever!!
Don’t miss this fantastic story – the second book in the Extreme Risk series, on sale now -
Get ready for an emotional, riveting story of two hearts that collide in Cecy Robson’s Shattered Past series, Once Perfect — Mateo is a hero to long for, OMG. The mistakes of Evelyn Preston’s family put her in a precarious situation – now on her own, Evie tries to make things work but she’s haunted by a long lost memory, a memory she doesn’t, can’t remember. Ex-Army and MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos understands her like no one else. Not only are they from different sides of the street but different cultures as well — but none of that matters when it comes to love. You cannot wait for this — — romance at its best! = Loveswept! Pre-order here
I love a suited-up billionaire as much as the next gal. But for my first New Adult novel, RUIN ME, I was inspired by the idea of a different type of hero. And he’s based on some real life men (and women) who are doing thrilling things every night in the streets of cities around the world: street artists. About a year ago, I watched a documentary called Exit Through the Gift Shop about a mysterious British artist named Banksy. He became famous by painting the sides of buildings under the cover of night, producing beautiful art that was meant to provoke and inspire. He ultimately went on to create sculpture installations, and sneaking his artwork onto the walls of [...]
If you have ever, EVER wondered what my perfect preference of storyline would be . . . here it is: A girl with secrets —- a guy with scars — and a love that could save or destroy them both. One word: Intense. And, a fabulous cover at that!! Happy Romance! ** Teaser Reveal!** Olivia squirms. “Why are you looking at me like that?” “I’ve never known a female to acquiesce that easily without a catch. How about you hit me with it now and get it over with?” Olivia shrugs. “Fine. I was going to say that I won’t run alone, if you promise to go with me.” “No,” I say, almost before she’s finished her sentence. “Why not?” [...]
I’m so thrilled that Third Degree is finally releasing today and I’m also very excited to present this excerpt from the book. I hope you enjoy it! Here’s the set up – since these aren’t the opening pages, I’ll give you a bit of backstory to set up the scene, though it’s not hard to follow along. This scene is the first meeting of my two main characters, Isabel and Marshall (aka Izzy and Marsh). Izzy has recently gotten some very bad news—she’s been rejected for medical residency programs because she failed her emotional readiness test. She’s decided, after a therapist and her boss suggest that her failure might be due to a “lack of normal teenage experiences,” to enroll [...]
Friends to lovers is one of my favorite romance tropes and when this theme is written with a new adult setting in the clever, sassy style that Cassie Mae pens all I can do is squeal. BUT – then look at the cover – double squeal!! Double dare you – tell me you do not love this cover! Wait until you read the story – shy Eric Matua is besties with popular Mia Johnson and has been since childhood. When summer break approaches Eric offers Mia a place to hang before the new college school season begins. Their relationship is fun, familiar and heartwarming and very sexy too *blushes* – don’t miss, THE REAL THING on sale August 19th.
Sophia is back in Lori Adams’s next installment, AWAKEN, book two in the hot New Adult series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers— I think one of my favorite parts of this book is the paintball scene — have you ever played that game? Paintball – it’s a riot! Dressed in fatigues you’re part of one of two teams and you run around like a crazy person with a paintball gun and try to kill/paint-splatter the enemy — and yes it is seriously messy. The fun part about this scene is that Sophia and Michael have a strong bond, in many different ways (I can’t tell you too much!) and the closer they are physically the stronger their heartbeats become . . [...]
Here’s what Goodreads readers are saying: “Deeper is an amazing book, for many reasons . . ” ~The Book Queen “Sweet, steamy, and deeply emotional, Deeper, was a brilliant New Adult.” ~Farrah See for yourself with this sneak peek! And, don’t miss Harder – on sale in July and find out more about Robin’s series here
The Book Queen’s Book Palace Reviews, DEEPER by Robin York: I have read many reviews where the reader goes on and on about how the book tore her up, how she cried and raged. The term “ugly cry” is always mentioned two or three times in a very dramatic tone. I have always rolled my eyes at such claims. “Really? You cried – actually bawled, not just blinked back a stinging in your eyes? PLEASE!” I didn’t understand what these readers could possible be reading to make such claims. I wondered if I was missing some crucial reader DNA; I feared I was IUC – Incapable of Ugly Crying. Man was I wrong. And I now understand what other readers [...]
“You arm yourself with love, friends, knowledge. You figure out who you are. What you want. You figure it out, and you go after it with everything you’ve got. And that means sometimes you have to let yourself be scared.” ― Robin York, Deeper **** “When you’ve got a shot at deeper, you have to fist your hands in its T-shirt and pull it closer. Tug until fabric rips. Yank at it, reel it in until it’s naked up against your belly and you’re starving and full, desperate and satiated, dizzy and grounded.” ― Robin York, Deeper **** “You’re mine. He hurt you. I want to hurt him.” ― Robin York, Deeper **** “You have a great shift.” I tell [...]
SHREDDED by Tracy Wolff New Adult Romance Book Rating: January 18, 2014 In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a rebel with a cause try to let go of the past—and find a future with each other. Twenty-one-year-old professional snowboarder Z Michaels is the bad boy of Park City, Utah. He’s always had his pick of any girl in town—and on the competition circuit. But underneath his cool exterior is a young man in turmoil, trying to take the edge off tragedy by overindulging in sex and shredding the slopes. In fact, Z’s rash behavior is a thinly veiled attempt to blunt his emotional suffering with physical pain. Ophelia Richardson isn’t like any girl [...]
Review by Lori Adams | February 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm
This is my first Tracy Wolff novel and the title says it all . . . these characters are completely shredded. Z Michaels, a professional snowboarder who’s torn up more hearts than mountains, collides with Ophelia Richardson, a southern girl with a serious don’t-mess-with-me-attitude. The story immediately hooks you with its sizzling connection between Z and Ophelia against the frigid backdrop of Park City, Utah. This is Z’s playground to burn up the slopes and melt more than snow with his “too-gorgeous-for-his-own-or-anyone-else’s-good” looks. But beneath the layers of protection, Z has dark secrets and scars that he hides from the world. Ophelia, who ironically works at the Lost Canyon ski lodge, is truly lost; she has come to Park City [...]
Today is the second day of our 14 Days of Giveaways! Over the next two weeks we’ll be giving out over 700 romance titles by 85 different authors! Each day you’ll have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win that day’s themed prize pack, which will include a mix of print and e-Original titles from Penguin Random House. Today, we’re giving way 5 New Adult Romance prize packs! Each prize pack includes one copy of: Deeper by Robin York, Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy, Switched by Cassie Mae, Come to Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson, Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne, Connected by Kim Karr, Easy by Tammara Webber, and The Wild Ones by M. Leighton. ENTER [...]
New Adult authors Robin York and Monica Murphy got together to talk all things NA recently. They were kind enough to share their enlightening conversation with us! Enjoy! Robin: Hey, Monica! Monica: Hi Robin. R: So. New Adult. What is this crazy madness that is changing both our lives? I mean, actually, how do you define it for yourself?
From the author: Hi Everyone! Hope you’re all keeping warm– it’s freezing here in Texas and we’re in the middle of yet another snow day (which really means ice or sleet here, but you know Anyway, I am so, so excited about the fact that Shredded comes out NEXT WEEK! I can’t believe it. It seems like I’ve been waiting forever for Z’s story to be available. To celebrate, here’s another excerpt Shredded, the first in my new Extreme Risk New Adult Series. Advance praise for Shredded “Z from Tracy Wolff’s Shredded is so hot he will melt your heart!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy “Shredded features two gorgeously damaged characters and an amazingly written story that kept me [...]
In this New Adult debut by Robin York, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right. When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground. West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep [...]
Tracy Wolff releases her new book SHREDDED on February 4th — I hope you enjoy this sneak peek – Tracy: Hi, Everyone! Guess what day it is . . . you got it, Extreme Wednesday. As some of you may know, I’m launching a New Adult snowboarder series on February 4th– the Extreme Risk series– and I thought it would be fun to introduce you to Z and Ophelia, the main characters from the first book, Shredded. About the Book: In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a rebel with a cause try to let go of the past—and find a future with each other. Twenty-one-year-old professional snowboarder Z Michaels is the [...]
Written in Ethan Frost’s point of view, CONTROL is an original outtake from RUINED by Tracy Wolff. Control: An Ethan Frost Outtake by Tracy Wolff by Romance At Random Don’t miss RUINED – buy here And, check often for the sequel, ADDICTED on sale 6/24/2014!!
Tracy Wolff releases her new book SHREDDED on February 4th — I hope you enjoy this first ever sneak peek – Happy Romance! Tracy: Hi, Everyone! I am so thrilled to bring you the first ever Extreme Wednesday. As some of you may know, I’m launching a New Adult snowboarder series on February 3rd– the Extreme Risk series– and I thought it would be fun to introduce you to Z and Ophelia today, the main characters from the first book, Shredded. Blurb: In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a rebel with a cause try to let go of the past—and find a future with each other. Twenty-one-year-old professional snowboarder Z Michaels is the [...]
From the author: Hey, everyone! I hope you enjoyed Control this week Since I posted the last excerpt yesterday, I wanted to finish up this week with a Frost on Friday. So here’s another quick look at Ethan and Chloe. Hope you enjoy Missed any? Review all #FrostOnFriday here. Excerpt: I get to work early on Monday morning so I can run by Ethan’s office to see him. And to drop off the blender. His assistant ushers me right into his office, his eyes on the blender the entire time. I don’t know if that’s because he’s fascinated by the endless possibilities presented by the Vitamix, or if it’s because I missed a hickey in the great love bite cover-up [...]
It’s here!! People are loving Ethan, you will too: “Tracy Wolff knows how to steam up the pages, and she proves it again in Ruined. If you’re looking for a hot read, curl up with Ethan Frost.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner “Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey will love Tracy Wolff’s Ruined! Heat sizzles off the page and the oh-so-sexy Ethan Frost will make you swoon!”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy “No matter what Tracy Wolff writes, I’m hooked! Ruined is a fabulously sexy story full of passion, intense emotion, and hope. When it comes to billionaire bad boys that are to die for, Ethan Frost is in a delicious league of his own.”—Bestselling author [...]
Happy 2014 to everyone! Can you believe 2013 is over? I can’t. I remember being a kid and adults going on and on about time moving so fast. I thought they were crazy. It tended to move so slooow to me, especially when I was in school. Then I grew up, got married, had kids and discovered all those adults griping about time were right. It moves way too fast. But I digress because really, I wanted to talk to you today about THREE BROKEN PROMISES, the third book in the One Week Girlfriend series. I am so excited it’s out for all the world to read. Here is where time seemed to stand still for me. It felt like [...]
Rejected for medical residency programs, Isabelle Jenkins, former child genius, decides to pursue her third college degree, but not as the brilliant minor who wowed America when she solved complex mathematical equations on the Dr. Phil show—this time she’s undercover and majoring in being eighteen. And being eighteen means making friends with people who aren’t professors or scientists, partying, and dating — to enjoy life and all the things she missed out on as a child. But, after struggling through a week of classes as a PE major and making zero strides to bond with her roommate, Izzy enlists the help of her hot RA, Marshall Collins, to teach her how to be the life of the party. However, what [...]
Breakout sensation Monica Murphy takes the New Adult genre by storm with the deeply emotional, completely addicting story of Drew and Fable. ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy, Excerpt by Random House Publishing Group