Cover Reveal: The Practice Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin

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About the Author:
Award-Winning author, Christina Benjamin, lives in Florida with her husband, and character inspiring pets, where she spends her free time working on her books and speaking to inspire fellow writers.
Christina is best known for her wildly popular Young Adult series, The Geneva Project. Her best-selling novel, The Geneva Project – Truth, has won multiple awards and stolen the hearts of YA readers. Packed with magic and imagination, her epic tale of adventure hooks fans of mega-hit YA fiction like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson.
Christina loves to read and write across genres. YA is her favorite but she’s a sucker for a good love story. Don’t miss her romance, paranormal and historical fiction, as well as the multiple anthologies she’s been a part of.
Awards: FAPA President’s Gold Medalist (YA Fiction) London Book Festival – Runner-Up (Young Adult Category) Litpik Top Choice Award – (YA fiction) Reader’s Favorite Silver Medalist – (YA Fiction) Tybee Island Book Award Gold Medalist – (YA Fiction)
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Title:  The Practice Boyfriend
Author:  Christina Benjamin
To Be Published:  January 24th, 2017
Genre:  Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Recommended Age:  16+
Synopsis:
Nobody likes Cody Matthews, including Cody Matthews. And why should they? He got his high school girlfriend pregnant and then almost killed them both while driving drunk. That’s why he’s perfect for Hannah. She’d never fall for someone like him.
Hannah Stark is a high school senior with a resume of straight A’s. She’s never stepped a toe out of line. But that’s also why she’s never had a boyfriend. While all her classmates are counting down the days until graduation, Hannah is dragging her feet. She can’t believe she’ll be leaving her adolescents behind without ever taking a chance to be wild and free. That’s why she’s set her sights on Harrison.
Harrison Cohl is everything Hannah wants to be. Gorgeous, wealthy, popular and wild. He’s also notorious for the legendary masquerade ball he throws every year. And this year Hannah is determined to be invited. And have Harrison as her date.
Her plan is crazy. But she’s convinced she just needs a little practice to make her high school resume perfect.
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The helicopter ride reminded Hannah of the terrifying rides at the fair. The ones she could never bring herself to brave as she sat enviously watching couples cling to each other with an equal balance of fear and love as their world spun out of control. She was finally seeing that’s what relationships were—finding someone to hold onto in the chaos and hoping they wouldn’t let go.

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$10 Amazon gift card and Book Giveaway: A Thousand Salt Kisses Later by Josie Demuth

A Thousand Salt Kisses

Book Description for A Thousand Salt Kisses (Book #1):

Seventeen-year-old Crystal White is the new girl on Starfish Island. Dragged to the remote community by her environmental activist father, she is eager to find fun that doesn’t involve touching fish guts or listening to local folklore.

During a midnight swim with some new friends, Crystal is pulled out to sea by the waves. Convinced she’s going to drown; Crystal is rescued by Llyr, a handsome stranger. As she searches for him in the following weeks, she finds there may be more truth to the Starfish legends than she thought.

Over a sizzling rollercoaster summer, Llyr introduces Crystal to magic she’d only ever dreamed of. But as Crystal comes to love Starfish Island, it begins to drive her family apart. A nearby power plant is devastating local marine life, and her parents are stuck in the middle. As the magic and mundane parts of Crystal’s life converge, she finds herself risking everything to save Llyr, her family and herself.

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A Thousand Salt Kisses Later

Book Description for A Thousand Salt Kisses Later (Book #2):

The spellbinding sequel to A Thousand Salt Kisses.

Four years ago, Crystal White fell in love with Llyr, a prince of the magical mer colony living off the coast of Starfish Island. For one summer, he enchanted her with stories of jeweled palaces and underwater gardens, but then he left, returning beneath the waves with her heart in tow.

Now, graduated and with no job in sight, Crystal is forced to go back to the island she thought she had left in the past. By the sea again, she realizes she is far from over her first love, and when an opportunity arises to contact the merfolk, Crystal can’t resist.

Once more with the mer, Crystal is forced to come to terms with the fact that Llyr has moved on, and also with her own magical secret that has endangered her life, his throne, and every mer kingdom. Working against all odds, she has to try to save the people she has come to love and—if she can—rekindle the romance of her first summer on Starfish Island.

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Author’s Bio:

Josie Demuth

Josie Demuth is an author based in London. First published on Wattpad, her Salt Kisses series has garnered nearly four million reads and are now serialised on Radish Fiction. The second of this series, A Thousand Salt Kisses Later is her fourth novel.

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Interview:

What made you write a book about mermaids?
Well, I was obsessed with the Hans Christian Anderson tale ‘The Little Mermaid’ when I was little and I still think they are under-explored creatures, despite being so popular. I wanted to give them a really interesting, ancient, mythological background, but put them in a modern context.

How did you do research for your book?

I didn’t really. I meant to look into all the great mer-lore but I ended up making up all my stuff. The mers in my books originate from an ancient Celtic tribe cursed to the seas by a witch and turned half to fish. I made that part up, but I did however do quite a bit of research into the history of the UK, the Celts and their mythologies to make this tale seem plausible. To do this, I read some non-fiction books, but also some well-researched fiction such as The Mists of Avalon, and spoke with people I know.

Your book is set in the Westcountry, UK. Have you ever been there?
Yes, I go there nearly every summer. It is a mystical, magical place and many a mermaid is said to have been spotted from its cliffs!

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?
Yes, often if I go to the beach or I’m camping in a tent. I wouldn’t have my laptop in those situations… but I will have to type it all up later. I like scribbling on paper, but it would be a total nightmare to edit a whole manuscript. I’m nostalgic for many things of the past, but I have to say a quill and parchment isn’t actually one of them!

What is your next project?
I’m going to start the editing process for the third Thousand Salt Kisses book, ‘A Thousand Salt Kisses Forever’, which is out next summer, and a new adult book called Shallot, about a rock n roll couple and a pre-Raphaelite ghost. It’s inspired by the Tennyson poem and I’m working on this now.

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Cover Reveal: Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

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Saving Mercy by Abbie Roads

Series: Fatal Truth Series Genre: Dark Romantic Thriller Publication Date: April 4, 2017 AVAILABLE ON NETGALLEY

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He’s found her at last… Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man. His only redeeming quality? The extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch killers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his horrific past—and the one woman who might understand what it means. Only to lose her to a nightmare Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful—and in terrible danger. The moment Cain finds her the line between good and evil blurs and the only thing clear to them is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood—but is their bond strong enough to overcome the madness that stalks them?

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$ 10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Lana’s Ex Prom Date by Amy Sparling

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Lana’s Ex Prom Date by Amy Sparling. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 16 till 22 January. You can view the tour schedule here.

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By Amy Sparling
Genre: Romance
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 13 December, 2016

Blurb:
Lana Clarke just got asked out by one of the hottest guys in school. Toby Fitzgerald is undeniably gorgeous, but his charismatic personality makes Lana the envy of every girl at Fawkes High. Senior prom is right around the corner, and although Lana had planned on a stag outing with her friends, Ashlyn and Bennet, Toby asks her to be his date in the most romantic way ever. Her friends are bummed, but support her anyway. After all, Toby Fitzgerald is the boyfriend everyone wants.

Lana’s life is now perfect—until Toby breaks up with her three days before prom.

But he’s a nice guy, and he still wants to take her to prom as a friend. After all, they’d already rented a limo and picked out Lana’s dress together. Her friends think she shouldn’t ditch them for a guy who ditched her, but when she discovers Toby’s secret, she’ll have to choose between lying to her friends, or lying to the whole school.

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Amy SparlingAbout the Author:
Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.

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$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: NOT IN HER WILDEST DREAMS by Dani Collins

From USA Today Bestselling Author
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Small town secrets. Big time heartache.

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NOT IN HER WILDEST DREAMS Dani Collins

Series: Secret Dreams, Book One
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 1, 2017

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Paige Fogarty never believed Liebe Falls’ golden boy, Sterling Roy, could want a No Good Fogarty, but one magical night, they kissed—ruining her already murky reputation. Fifteen years later, she’s still shunned, now as a professional accountant auditing Roy Furnishings. It’s a daunting task even before she’s forced to work with him.

Sterling made a fool of himself over Paige once. Never again. He only returns to the factory his mother calls his ‘legacy’ to ensure Paige doesn’t pull a fast one. When their chemistry blazes hotter than ever, he wonders if he misjudged her, but secrets come to light, including an embezzler she tries to protect, proving she’s still the wrong girl. So why does holding onto her feel so right?

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Also, don’t miss Book 2 in the Secret Dreams series by Dani Collins.

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Only In His Sweetest Dreams Secret Dreams, Book 2

When Mercedes takes in her confused niece and nephew, jeopardizing the job she loves at a retirement community, she turns to the new handyman for advice. L.C. can fix anything and he’d love to be part of this misfit family, but he has a secret back home that Mercedes will never forgive.

Available on February 1,2017.

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About Dani Collins

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USA Today Bestseller Dani Collins is the author of thirty romances for Harlequin Presents, Montana Born and herself. Dani lives in Canada with her high school sweetheart. Join Dani’s newsletter and receive Cruel Summer, a short ebook romance, as a welcome gift: http://danicollins.com/free-book/

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Official blog: http://blog.danicollins.com

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Follow the book tour. Starts January 17, 2017.

Get sneak peaks, excerpts, fun facts and other never-before-published info and tidbits on Not In Her Wildest Dreams.

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Book Giveaway and Guest Post: INTO THE FIRESTORM by Kat Martin

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At Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc., following your instincts is company policy . . .
M. Cassidy—Luke Brodie had heard the name before, some novice bounty hunter working Seattle, catching tricky skips with more success than a newcomer should expect. But the dark curls, sparkly top, and impressive cleavage were not what Brodie had pictured.
Emma Cassidy is tough and smart and sexy as hell. She’s also popping up a step ahead of him every time he’s close to the capture he wants most . . . and there’s no room for learning on the trail of this monster.
Emma has idolized Luke Brodie, the bounty hunter who can bring anyone in. The big man in the soft shoes, with a face like a fallen angel and a reputation for breaking hearts. Watching him in action is intoxicating. But her fight with Rudy Vance is fiercely personal. If he gets too close, Brodie will find out just how ferocious she can be . . .

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Luke Brodie is a bounty hunter. A fat $600,000 is the 20% bail enforcement fee he’ll collect if he brings in international criminal, Rudy Vance.

Emma Sullivan is also hunting Vance. It’s been almost a year since she arrived at her sister’s home to find the housekeeper murdered and her young niece the victim of Vance’s sick assault.

Emma is determined to find Vance and make him pay. And no one–not even the infamous Luke Brodie–is going to stop her.

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Just the Right Match by Kat Martin

Finding the right match for the hero and heroine is one of the toughest and most exciting parts of writing a novel. The hero of INTO THE FIRESTORM is Luke Brodie, one of my strongest, toughest, sexiest heroes.

Luke, a former special forces soldier, is a bounty hunter who works at Brodie Operations Security Services, BOSS, Inc., in Seattle. A fat $600,000 is the 20% bail enforcement fee he’ll collect if he brings in international criminal, Rudy Vance. Luke is a womanizer par excellence and a dedicated bachelor. But he is also a complex man, one who has given up the idea of having a normal life.

Fortunately, Emma Cassidy showed up, a strong woman in her own right, a fighter, a lady determined to achieve the goal she has set for herself–bringing a murderer to justice, a criminal who is threatening her family.

Emma is also hunting Vance. It’s been almost a year since she arrived at her sister’s home to find the housekeeper murdered and her young niece the victim of Vance’s sick assault.

Emma is determined to find Vance and make him pay. And no one–not even the infamous Luke Brodie–is going to stop her.

I loved that Emma was just as determined as Luke, perhaps more so. I liked that Luke came to admire her. Though Emma is nowhere near his equal in skill and physical strength, she is smart and she has learned to handle herself well enough to keep up with him.

The attraction between them was magnetic from the start. Add to that, the sexual heat both are fighting to control is a battle they are sure to lose.

Finding the right woman for Luke was fun, and of course setting them off on a dangerous, desperate adventure added to the mix.

I hope you enjoy INTO THE FIRESTORM and if you haven’t read INTO THE FURY and INTO THE WHIRLWIND, the first two BOSS Inc. novels, you’ll give them a try.

Till next time, all best and happy reading. Kat

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Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Into-Firestorm-BOSS-Inc-Martin-ebook/dp/B01FBZXPFA

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New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She is married to L.J. Martin, author of western, non-fiction, and suspense novels.

Kat has written more than sixty-five novels. Sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries, including Japan, France, Germany, Argentina, Greece, China, Russia, and Spain.

Born in Bakersfield, California, Kat currently resides in Missoula, Montana, on a small ranch in the beautiful Sapphire mountains.

Her last 12 books have hit the prestigious New York Times bestseller list. INTO THE FURY and INTO THE WHIRLWIND her most recent releases, both took top ten spots.

Visit Kat’s website at www.katmartin.com

Or look for her on Facebook at Katmartin/author.

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Leave a comment and I will choose a  winner for a copy of INTO THE FURY.  Winner can choose, Kindle, NOOK, paperback.

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Bible Journaling: Week 2

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Happy Sunday friends!

I had a busy week but I am still not caught up to where we are reading as a family. I am having a fun and relaxing time painting, coloring and learning more about God’s Word.

Last week I had a question about how I am doing these pages in my BIble. I am currently using the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible. In it there are some pages that have drawings for you to color on the side and other pages are just have journaling lines on the side. There there are several pages where it is a full page to color like the one below:

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Now this page just wasn’t me. I didn’t like the disco dancing couple. So I used some acrylic paints and stickers and covered them up:

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Now this is a page I like! The paint also did not bleed through on to the back side of this page because I used two coats of  clear Prima Marketing Art Basics Gesso before I did anything else. This gesso is perfect for your Bible pages and prevents paints and inks from bleeding through. I love it!

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Another fun and colorful way to highlight your verses is these Accu-Gel Bible Highlighters. These gel highlighters are so much better than regular highlighters in your Bible. They do not bleed through at all!

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This is the first time I have use any kind of watercolors in my Bible. I love these LYRA Aqua Color Water-Soluble Wax Crayons! So easy to use with my Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush. I did the words and the rainbow using my favorite LolliZ Gel Pens.

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A fast but simple page dealing with sin. Nothing beautiful about sin but I am pleased with how this page turned out.

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This page I used Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pads and the Mini Ink Blending Tool. I love using them to color in my backgrounds. Silver and white gel pens work great for the moon and stars.

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Now these bookmarks aren’t for my Bible Journaling but I had fun making them! I made 8 bookmarks for my family to use in our Bibles during our daily Bible reading. The stamps are from My Daily Bread Designs.

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Here is what they looked liked finished! I used packing tape to cover them. Now they feel like they are laminated and should last a lot longer!

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to leave me a comment!

I hope you enjoy this journey with me this year. If you want to join in leave me a link to your blog, Pinterest or Instagram page where you have your Bible Journaling pages and I will be happy to check them out and leave them some love!

Supplies I used are listed below: