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 [...]
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
You ask, I deliver… More Wesley for all you SWITCHED fans And for those of you who haven’t read SWITCHED yet, it’s not too spoilery, so no worries In Kayla’s POV, we heard a bit about how disastrous Wesley and Reagan’s date was, but we never got to see it. So here’s a little bit with them in a karaoke bar. Enjoy!
Get the Countdown Creator Pro widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) What a year. It was around this time in 2012 that I was in the middle of a binge reading fest that consisted of nothing but new adult books. I devoured them. Loved pretty much every single one of them. Abbi Glines, Nyrae Dawn, Colleen Hoover, Jessica Sorensen…those were the first four NA authors I read and was wowed by. There are more. So many more that I could mention but then this post would turn into nothing but a list. Instead, I’ll just reference you to an excellent Goodreads NA list that you can check and compare to see [...]
Monica’s Musings: This week, you should be able to find the print version of SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND, the second book in the One Week Girlfriend series, available on bookshelves. If you’ve read ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND and are dying to continue with Drew + Fable’s story, I sincerely hope you run out and pick up a copy! It’s funny to think that I’m coming up on a year since I wrote ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND. It doesn’t seem that long ago when I sat at my desk late at night in December, the story pouring out of me. I was a woman possessed, dealing with the holidays and this story that wouldn’t let me go. More than once I thought, am I [...]
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of Second Chance Boyfriend by Monica Murphy, the exhilarating conclusion to Drew and Fable’s story—the star-crossed young romance that began in One Week Girlfriend. As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out! Get your copy now!
#TGIF everyone! Enjoy the FREE read from Lauren Layne’s, ISN’T SHE LOVELY – on sale 10/28, just $2.99 . . . . . The rules are clear—until they’re broken. Lauren Layne puts a New Adult spin on Pygmalion, also the inspiration for Pretty Woman, and gives the classic love story its edgiest twist yet. “Who knew that pretending you’re not falling for someone would be so much more difficult than pretending that you are?” See Below for FREE Read
I’m happy to introduce my first guest at Monica’s Musings, the lovely Lauren Layne! She’s the author of ISN’T SHE LOVELY (Flirt), which is coming out October 28th! Welcome Lauren, to Monica’s Musings! So excited to have you here today! 1. First, tell us a little bit about yourself. LL: Thanks so much for having me! The best thing about these virtual interviews is that one doesn’t have to get all gussied up, but I just wanted you to know that as a huge fan of yours, I did shower before tackling this interview. Trust me, you should be flattered. MM:(Awww….*blushes* You are too sweet. And you look extra pretty today!)
There is a narrow space in time in which we all set sail and cross treacherous waters. We leave the grassy bank of our teen years and head toward the rocky mountains of adulthood. But between here and there is a vast unknown river we must navigate—the New Adult years. It is an unavoidable journey plagued with doubt, insecurity, fear, spontaneous joy, unexplainable bliss, failure, a solidifying of goals, and accomplishment, etc. Sometimes the best we can do is keep both oars in the water, follow the current toward our dreams (even if it means paddling up-stream), watch for low branches that will knock us for a loop, and hang on for dear life.