Monday, December 23, 2013

Stealing Promises Released!

Blurb: Promises are made to be kept, never stolen. But that's exactly what happened to Victoria Blane and Levi Manor. Tragedy strikes their perfect relationship leaving Victoria struggling to overcome the darkness that threatens to bury her.

Brighton Hanley knows what it's like to lose someone. He knows what it's like to be haunted by things that can never change. When he meets Victoria he recognizes the pain she's trying to bury deep in her eyes. He knows she's trying to hide, but he also knows that you can't hide forever.

Victoria is drawn to Brighton in ways she never expected. But is she ready to let go of the past and grab on to her future?  Or will she run away from Brighton before she can be hurt again?


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Get Inked!

You know that awesome group I'm in? Indie Inked? Well guess what? 
We made an awesome sampler so you can get a great taste of what we write, and what books you should buy this holiday season!


Get Inked Indie Inked Contemporary Romance Sampler
Description:
The Inked Inked Authors have come together to give you a taste of their contemporary romance titles. Discover a range of books in the YA and NA genres, all with a splash of romance. Get Inked and fall in love.

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Get Inked Indie Inked Fantasy Romance Sampler
Description:
The Indie Inked Authors have come together to give you a taste of their fantasy titles. Discover a range of books in the YA and NA genres, all with a magical twist. Get Inked and go on a fantastical adventure.

Purchase Links (Currently FREE on B&N and Smashwords):

FANTASY
http://www.amazon.com/Get-Inked-Fantasy-Sampler-Indie-ebook/dp/B00GLR7D1K/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/get-inked-melissa-pearl/1117352002?ean=2940045373388

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/374307

CONTEMPORARY
http://www.amazon.com/Get-Inked-Contemporary-Romance-ebook/dp/B00GLRDYFY/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/get-inked-melissa-pearl/1117333805?ean=2940045367554

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/374308


Bio:
Indie Inked is a collective of top selling Indie authors bringing the best in today's fiction and trends.

Indie Inked FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/IndieInked & Blog: http://www.indieinked.com/

Monday, November 18, 2013

Stealing Promises and some other things...

When you write a book that you think will help people, you have to change your routine. I never expected Stealing Promises to become this THING, but it's taken on a life of it's own.

Did you know that suicide is the third leading cause of death in people 15-24? 
We don't always feel we have the time to listen these days with our own hectic schedule. So what if you could show your support without speaking?
We're doing an instagram campaign to support people who have lost someone as some of the characters 
Take a picture like this one and post it to instagram. Then use the hashtag #ipromise and make your promise.

I'll go first. 
#ipromise to stand up for what I believe in
I'll post my picture tomorrow, when I have make up on and a shower. LOL

Want to do even more?
Donate to http://www.crisistextline.org/ to help people who are making the choice to fight right now.

In the meantime, I'm focusing on raising funds and awareness for this worthy cause so I have decided to push back the release of Stealing Promises. I really want the focus to be on the right thing, people.

But here is a little teaser of the book to hold you over...


The smell reached her nose before she even opened her eyes, and Victoria knew where she was. Back in the hospital, the hellhole. It had the distinct smell of cleaning supplies and death. Victoria couldn’t understand why she was back here when she had finally made the decision to take care of the pain herself. Why had Kate arrived when she did? Had she been watching her that closely? Did she expect something like this to happen? Slowly Victoria tried to move her limbs and feel the scratchy sheets beneath her skin. She looked over at the multiple stitches crisscrossing back and forth over her pale skin. This was her life. This what Victoria had done to herself. Her arm would never be the same again. But would anything else? She wasn't sure.

Stealing Promises, one girl's powerful account of love, loss, and hope.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

HOT New Releases Giveaway!

The Hot New Releases Giveaway is celebrating the new releases from authors: Brina Courtney, Lizzy Ford, Cambria Hebert, Anna Cruise, J.A. Huss, L.P. Dover, TG Ayer, Rebecca Ethington, Melissa Pearl, Wendy Owens, Kelly Walker, Alivia Anders, Wendy Owens, Ella James, Rick Chiantaretto, Lola StVil and Holly Hook!  In honor of all of these amazing releases we are giving away a Kindle!
Twisted by Holly Hook - December 15th
Jaded Stone by Kelly Walker - November 20th
Guardians: The Shoma by Lola StVil - Released November 1st
Text by Cambria Hebert - Released November 8th
Panic by JA Huss - Released October 15th
It Was Us by Anna Cruise - November 11th
I Am Just Junco Omnibus by JA Huss - Released November 4th
Trusting You by LP Dover - Released October 8th
Return (I am Not Junco) - December 2nd
Dead Chaos by TG Ayer - Released October 30th
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Witching Hour Blog Hop


Thanks for stopping by for The Witching Hour Blog Hop!

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with witch and magical themed books?  And a chance to win an $50 Amazon Gift Card?



Discoveries can be dangerous. Discoveries can be deadly.

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job, and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a pentagram necklace exactly like Teagan's.

Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It's a matter of life... and her death.


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I'm disfigured. Scarred. Ugly.
When I look in the mirror, I see a stranger. When I look over my shoulder, no one's there…
Yet I feel watched. Hunted. Afraid.
And then he tells me I’m beautiful.
He tells me I’m safe.
I believe him.
Until someone tries to kill me.
Secrets abound, danger is near, and still… my heart desires a boy with whiskey-colored eyes and far too many secrets.
Secrets that could cost me my life.
To stay alive I have to look deep, beneath the masks everyone wears, to find the truth.
To find myself.


t’s only the end of the world at stake …

Nathan’s job for the past three thousand years has been to clean up supernatural messes. Jaded, ruthlessly effective and selfless, he’s seen it all and can handle anything - demons, homicidal angels, even bad bosses.

His latest challenge: A creature named Shadowman is seeking out the three keys it believes will open portals between earth and hell. Nathan must eliminate the human host guiding Shadowman to the keys. Except Nathan isn’t expecting the woman anchoring Shadowman to the human world to be beautiful, witty, innocent and completely unaware of the creature manipulating her. Worse, she makes him feel alive for the first time in his long existence, and he haphazardly discovers she’s meant to become the love of his life.

Life becomes more complicated when Nathan helps rescue one of the key holders, a deaf girl charged with protecting the secret of who Shadowman really is: the first of four demons headed to the human world, intent on bringing about the Apocalypse. They will succeed, unless Nathan kills the woman he loves, and sends the demon back to Hell.


A young adult epic fantasy set in a colourful medieval world. Embark on a treacherous journey into the unknown. Unseen (Book 2) and Unleashed (Book 3) also available.

*****

One prophecy...Two seekers...A journey into the UNKNOWN.

*****

Darkness is covering the land. As the city of Mezrah grows with power and greed, the rest of the world can only stand by and wait for their inevitable destruction. The only hope against this growing power is an ancient prophecy that people have stopped believing in.

Then a star begins to fall.

Princess Kyla of Taramon stopped trusting in the power of light the day her father died. Trapped in a city she does not care for, under the watchful glare of her mother, the queen, she struggles to accept her fate.

Then a star begins to fall.

Jethro has loved Kyla for as long as he can remember. Learning that she was to marry his cousin drove a wedge between him and the feisty princess. Watching her from a distance is a torture he is unable to free himself from.

Then a star begins to fall, sparking an ember of hope and sending these two seekers on a treacherous journey into the unknown.


Young Adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel.


Two Seattle 16-year-olds, Jatred and Jasmira, are not your typical star-crossed lovers.  They are not even your typical Shape Shifters. Sure, they try to live an ordinary life. At least, as ordinary as the Prince and the Princess of the rivaling ancient Races--the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards--can live. But eventually they learn that not much about their existence can be normal. Especially when the Races' two commanding Goddesses are involved.
One of the Goddesses is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means kicking Jatred and Jasmira's love to the curb. Nothing is off limits, including removing Jatred's memories of Jasmira.

To complicate things even more, there are the Universe's powers to consider. They are trapped in an ancient Amulet in order to protect the stability of the world. But the Universe has a mind of its own, and when the powers are unleashed, the forces of nature are disturbed; earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions shake the Earth. All Shifters of both Races are summoned by their respective Goddesses to fight in the name of, or against, the normalcy of the world.


Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Spooktackular Sale!!

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The Spooky Spectacular Event will kick off Friday and run through midnight Sunday (Oct 18-20). Featuring 60+ of today's hottest authors, $1,000 in prizes and tons of awesome giveaways (Kindle Fires anyone? Coach wristlets?), the event is going to be a blast!

And most importantly, readers will be able to fill up their Kindles with incredible ebooks, all priced at .99! Check out all the gorgeous books at the event's webpage. Just click here!

RSVP at the event's FB page to be automatically entered into the drawing for one of three Kindle Fires! Click here to visit the event page.  Instructions for earning extra entries for the drawing will be on the event page! Additional links to Rafflecopter entries for other giveaways will also be available on the event page as well.

A special thank you goes out to Lisa Markson, Leanne Jacobson, Stephanie Shaw and Emily Rae for all their help with the event. You all rock!

Spooky Spectacular sponsored by ...
Lizzy Ford (Website, Facebook page, Twitter)
HearNolfacebook


Julia Crane (Website, Facebook page, Twitter)

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Monday, October 14, 2013

I'm a Reader Not a Writer Spooktacular Hop

Welcome to the....



How excited are you about all the cool giveaways people are doing?
Want to know what you could win here?
A $10 Amazon gift card...
or
An ARC of my new NA Paranormal Romance 

Discoveries can be dangerous. Discoveries can be deadly.

Teagan’s summer has been turned upside down by a body, a pentagram necklace, and an old flame.

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a necklace exactly like Teagan's.

So tell me-- what's your favorite witch fandom? Casters? Charmed Ones? The new Witches of East End?
Comment below or do another raffle copter entry to WIN!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Go visit other blogs in this hop!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Baltimore Books Festival

In the Baltimore or surrounding regions?
Come visit me at tent N13 today or tomorrow at the Baltimore Book Festival! I will have free swag as well as books to sell! Can't wait to see you there!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Street Team submissions are now open!


Do you want to be the first ones to receive ARC requests? How about getting first looks cover reveals and announcement news? Join Brina's Street Team (super awesome name for it coming soon). If you are interested in participating in Brina's Street Team fill out the form below:


Friday, August 23, 2013

Stealing Promises Cover and Blurb Reveal!

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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 26, 2013

Book Blurb:

What if love was like gasoline? Light a match and become engulfed in it's flame.

Chase Harper is a little bit of a bad boy, but he's good for Hannah and she knows it. Their childhood crush quickly ignites into attraction and takes over their entire lives. But when disaster strikes, what can Hannah do to keep her world from falling into the darkness? Her life could fall apart at any moment, just one match and everything goes up in the blaze.

Don't get too close to the flame, or you're bound to get burned.    

Monday, August 19, 2013

Summer of Spice and Everything Nice Giveaway Blog Hop

Summer of Spice


Since this is the Summer of Spice and Everything Nice giveaway hop I figured I would share a spicy excerpt from my upcoming release Stealing Promises!

Chase looked at Hannah with intense emotions. His seductive eyes were reeling her in with every breath. She leaned in to kiss him, but he stopped her for just a second.
Holding her at arms’ length he said, “Hannah, I want to know what you think first. I don’t want you to just do this because you think that we’re supposed to, I want it to feel natural, for both of us.” Chase was always calculated in his movements, always thinking ahead.
At that moment Hannah didn’t want to think. She just wanted to rip all of Chase’s clothes off and finally allow him full access to her body. She wanted to taste his sweet mouth on hers. To feel the rock of his hips against her own.

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As part of the Summer of Spice and Everything Nice Giveaway Hop you have a chance to win a 6" Kindle! For your chance to win enter below:a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 28, 2013

UtopYA .99 Sale!

Look at this awesome sale I'm part of to celebrate going to UtopYA!
Remember I'll be sitting on two super cool panels. If you're there, come check it out!

To celebrate you can get ANY of these awesome books for only 99 PENNIES!!
 
Elizabeth Kirke - Snow Bound
Jamie Magee- See
Bethany Lopez - Nissa
Rebecca Ethington - Kiss of Fire
Michele G Miller - Never Let You Fall
Heather Sutherlin - Seen, A Light in the Darkness
Amy Miles - Forbidden
Brina Courtney - Their Promise
Ashley Lavering - Star Cursed
Morgan Wylie - Silent Orchids
Adam Kunz - One Tiny Secret
Mercy Amare- You Got Me, Jaded & Don't Tell
Amy Evans - Clicks
Cameo Renae - In My Dreams
CL Foster - Bluffing the Devil
Tammy Blackwell - Destiny Binds
Laura Howard - The Forgotten Ones
Sarah Dosher - Haven From The Storm
Inger Iversen - Few Are Angels
Danielle Bannister - Pulled
Elizabeth Sharp - Natural Selection
Felicia Tatum - The White Aura
Misty Provencher - Cornerstone
 
Enjoy!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nashville Signing

I love meeting readers! So here's your chance...
Hotel Preston Nashville TN 6-8PM
It's free and there will be over twenty authors attending!
Let me know if you're coming so I can look for ya!

HUGS-Brina



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Settle is now available!

Aren't you excited?? I know you are!
Available at Amazon now
Get it for Nook here
An iBooks link will be available shortly.



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Settle will be available April 4, 2013

I know you have all waited a very long time. Almost a year! 
But Settle is finally almost ready to be in your hands.

Betrayal leaves nasty scars. A soul departs. Love must conquer all, or be lost forever.

Shay's life has once again fallen into mystery as she discovers her father's whereabouts. On a mission to locate him and bring him home she learns more about who to trust than she thought possible. Her group of cryptids will be forced to rise again and defeat their common enemy, but they will also discover another hidden threat. As their queen, Shay's discoveries in Settle, the final installment of the Cryptid Tales series, will shake the cryptid world forever.

Add it to Goodreads now!

And to CELEBRATE we're hosting a Facebook party with tons of fun giveaways and trivia!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

YA Paranormal Blog HOP

Young Adult Paranormal Giveaway Hop

February 21st - 27th

Co - hosted by YA Between the Lines 
and I'm A Reader Not A Writer

Featuring Young Adult Books with Paranormal elements.
 For this hop I'm discussing witchy books.
What makes a good paranormal witch book? What's your favorite and why?
Leave a comment about your favorite witchy book.
Obviously my favorite book is Summer in Salem and I'm offering it to one lucky winner for free!

Teagen’s summer has been turned upside down by a body, a pentagram necklace, and an old flame.

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a necklace exactly like Teagan's.

Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It's a matter of life... and her death.
Also did you know that my other Paranormal series The Cryptid Tales, Reveal is free for everyone. There ya go everyone wins! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 Meet the other awesome people on this hop!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Their Promise gets a facelift

Check out Their Promise with it's new beautiful cover! It's on sale today for my birthday for only .99! If you are looking for an emotional read, this is it.
Love,
B


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Cryptid Tales Update

New Covers for the Cryptid Tales series!
Aren't they awesome?


Don't forget that
Reveal is free now!

Settle will be available March 2013.
Sign up here for my mailing list to be the first to find out when it's available!