Friday, July 27, 2012

Covers are for Snobs: July

So I've decided to do my cover feature thingie once a month. Now I am just judging the covers and haven't read all these books. I just like pretty things.




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Swoon!

Your first look at Hugh and Shay together! 
AND IT'S IN COLOR!
Get ready for the upcoming book trailer!
 

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Book of James Blog Tour Stop

 


By Ellen J Green

Book Blurb:

A terrible car crash sets things in motion for 31 year old Mackenzie when her critically injured husband, Nick, whispers warnings that someone from his past may attempt to harm or kill her after his passing. He urges her to travel to Philadelphia to his childhood home. Find James, he insists. It's the only way out.


His last words are pushed to the side in the aftermath of his death, as Mackenzie is consumed with grief. Until the things he had spoken of start to come true. Mackenzie's search brings her to the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, to the 19th century mansion where her husband was raised, and face to face with a mother-in-law she didn't know existed. The two women each have an agenda. Cora, a recluse, worries that her son revealed devastating childhood secrets to his wife. Mackenzie is concerned that unless she uncovers those secrets and finds the elusive James, she may not survive. The two women circle around one another, hunter and prey. But which is which?


As the plot unfolds Mackenzie becomes more driven and takes increasingly dangerous risks while Cora’s precarious mental state rapidly deteriorates forcing her to relive a past she has worked so hard to keep buried.A gallery of photographs in the bowels of the house holds clues to generations of abuse, treachery and possibly murder. Messages hidden in Nick’s childhood Bible within the Epistle of James have Mackenzie racing against time to put the pieces together, unearth the reasons her husband chose to vanish when he was sixteen years old, and locate the person mentioned in Nick’s dying breath.


When James is finally found, the results are more horrifying than Mackenzie could have ever imagined.


So for those of you who don't know, I live pretty close to Philadelphia, PA. So when I found of Book of James was placed near there I wondered why. This was the author's response.


I was born and raised on a farm in upstate NY and moved to Philadelphia region when I was 17 years old.
I lived in south Philadelphia but worked out in the northwest section of the city. Everyday I traveled through Chestnut Hill. I loved the streets paved with Belgian block, the quaint stores built from stone, and the old mansions set back from the road. When I started writing The Book of James, it was set in a location that wasn’t named. I had this historic town in my head, with stone pathways and a trolley. I was writing and writing and then somewhere along the line it hit me. I had been describing the Chestnut Hill area without knowing it.
The village of Chestnut Hill is considered part of the city of Philadelphia proper but has a whole different feel to it. The house used in the story does not really exist. The Wissahickon creek park surrounds the edges of the area so I used those woods as a backdrop for the story. I took some artistic license, but I think most of it is fairly accurate.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Pack: Marked Cover Reveal




 OOOO I love the blues! Isn't it purdy? Tell me what you think below!


Blurb:

Nightmares and sleepwalking haven’t made good bedfellows for Alexis Miller for the last year. Now that she’s been exiled to the swamps of Lebeaux, Louisiana to spend the summer with an aunt she barely knows, she’ll have to deal with the problem on her own. But Lebeaux has its own problems. People are dying here and no one seems to be able to stop it.

New friends and a new guy she’s falling in love with should make for a good summer, but Alexis’ nightmares and sleep walking are escalating and are populated with the wolves she sees lurking in the woods near her aunt’s home. The visions she’s seeing of blood and death has Alexis wondering what exactly she’s doing when she’s sleepwalking and the discovery of her aunt’s bloody shirt makes her question her Aunt Louise’s involvement in the recent deaths. Even the sheriff is giving Alexis accusing looks.

Before summer ends Alexis will learn an ominous truth. One that will change her life forever.

Author Bio:

Suzanne Cox
I remember writing my first stories when I was about nine or ten years old. I've been writing ever since. In 2002 I decided to seriously try and get some of my work published. On February 14th of 2005 I sold my first book, A Different Kind of Man, to Harlequin Superromance. While trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, besides a writer, I went to college (alot) and worked a variety of jobs. I have a bachelor of arts in English with a minor in secondary education, a bachelor of science in nursing, a master of science in career and technical education with an emphasis in adult education and most recently, a master of science in nursing as a family nurse practitioner. I was also a National Board Certified Teacher in career and technical education. Along the way I've worked as a high school English teacher and an elementary teacher. I've worked as a registered nurse on a cardiac unit, brain injury rehab unit, and several different medical-surgical units. I've also done stints as a home health nurse and a commnunity health educator at a hospital, and many years as an allied health instructor at a high school career and technology center. Presently, I'm working full time as a family nurse practitioner at an inpatient psychiatric facility.

If I'm not writing I like to spend time reading. My husband and I share our home with our four legged children. Our boy and girl in puppy dog clothes, Toby and Sassy, who masquerade as Miniature Pinschers. We are also owned by three cats Chase, Jackson, and Spots.  We are all terrorized by Gray Kitty, a stray who decided to stay and take over.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: Summer in Salem

Hello my fabulous friends! I have a new cover to show off for my new novel Summer in Salem which will be coming out in the next couple months.
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When: August 3rd, 2012
What: Summer in Salem Cover
Who: YOU!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Now Vlogging!

So I just got back from UtopYA Con and had such a fabulous time I decided to vlog about it and other happenings with me and the books. Big THANKS goes out to EVERYONE I met this weekend! You are all amazing and special and wonderful people.

Things in this video:
Me looking very ridiculous.
Me talking about signing books for your cats.
The newest giveaway!!
Changes on my blog.
Summer in Salem blog tour.
Book trailer info.

Let me know what you think of my latest shenanigans and share with others!
xoxo
B