BUY THE BOOK: | SYNOPSIS: Hell is looking for a way to break loose
Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonelyAnd it's killing him.
After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past--and a guy--she's been trying to forget.
Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone--or, something--followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.
INTERVIEW WITH JUS:
CB: When was the first time you said, "This is what I want to do! This [writing] is my thing."
Jus: Growing up I was always going to be either a writer or a chef, but I think the moment came right before I was set to start classes at the C.I.A. It was a spot decision and I haven't regretted it once :P
CB: What's your favorite ice cream topping?
Jus: Hot fudge. But not the kind that gets all clumpy or hard as it cools. Friendly's is my fave.
CB: When you think up a new idea for a novel how long does it usually take you to decide if you want to start writing it or it'll be discarded?
Jus: It varies. Sometimes I'll get 50% through, sometimes it's only a few chapters. Sometimes, like with Ruined, I'll get 50% though, then put it aside with the intention to toss it, but go back later on. I have sooooo many started books on my computer. It's a little scary.
CB: What place in the world would you really love to visit that you have not, yet?
Jus: I would love to see Italy or Ireland. But, sadly, I'm terrified to fly :D
CB: If I asked you to describe RUINED in three words, which would you say?
Jus: Sexy, dark, and different.
Awwww! I wanna thank Jus for always being so awesome and because she's answered questions for me before and she's always eager for everything and for having awesome books :)
So for my stop, besides the interview, I was going to review this awesome-looking book for you guys, unfortunately the galley was not prepared in time, BUT I have something really cool and that you'll appreciate as much or maybe even more... it's a teaser!. Enjoy! :)
"Hey, I'm just sayingPutting yourself alone with the sexier brother is just plain cruel. It's like dangling a juicy carrot in front of a starving horse."
"Did--did you just refer to yourself as a carrot?"
"I think the better question would be, did I just refer to you as a starving horse "
MEET THE AUTHOR:
JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.
CONNECT WITH JUS: |||BUY THE BOOK:| SYNOPSIS: Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle.
Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she'll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.
"Whatever it takes," however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.
Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also theber-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring's polar opposite. Too bad she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically.As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.
Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.
MEET THE AUTHOR:
Ophelia London is the author of ABBY ROAD, the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, the upcoming "still working on the title" (Nov `13), and the new adultDEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE (Oct 28th). She belongs to RWA and DARA.
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SYNOPSIS: It's hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking
A girl who can't forget
Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something's amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer.
A detective on his first case
Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy's own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he's gotten far more than he ever bargained for.
A past that won't go away
When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what--before trouble comes knocking again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mary Duncanson, who also writes as Mary Malcolm, lives in North Texas with a menagerie of animals and feral roommates. She is currently looking to adopt a husband, preferably housebroken, preferably as silly as her. When she's not corraling her household, she's talking to the characters in her head and hoping they talk back. When she's not doing all that, she can be found wandering around Central Market with a happy, drooly foodie look on her face. Do not judge her, it is her Mecca. Mary's been writing since she was a teenager though spent quite a few years studying toward becoming a doctor before she realized she wanted to be a full-time author. Unfortunately, the people who own her student loans still want to be paid for the years they supported her medical dreams. Mary lives on a steady diet of coffee and chocolate and believes, like Eleanor Roosevelt, that people should believe in the beauty of their dreams. She also believes people should ignore the word should because really, it's kind of a judgmental word. Mary dreams of one day living as a full-time, well paid novelist (hint, hint) and also of one day traveling to Chile to pay homage to her soul mate, Pablo Neruda.
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BUY THE BOOK:| SYNOPSIS: He's loved her. Killed for her. Yet he may not be able to save her.
Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn't protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids. Since then, he's never stopped trying to shelter her from everything else. It doesn't matter that Vivian only uses him when skipping from one toxic relationship to another. Archer is always there, reeled in and tossed out, waiting to be noticed.
Then Evan Bishop breezes into town with a warm smile and calming touch, and Archer can't deny his attraction to him. Evan is the only person who keeps him around without a single string attached. And the harder Archer falls for Evan, the more he sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.
But Viv has her hooks in deep, and once she finds out Archer's dark secret, she threatens to expose the truth if she doesn't get what she wants. And what she wants is for him to end his relationship with Evan...permanently.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Once upon a time, Kelley York was born in central California. And it's there she she still resides with her lovely wife, step-daughter, and an abundance of cats, while fantasizing about moving to England or Ireland. She has a fascination with bells and animals, is a lover of video games, Doctor Who, manga and anime, and likes to pretend she's a decent photographer. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or at least write about them.
Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. Character development takes center stage in her books because the bounds of a person's character and the workings of their mind are limitless.
Her first book, HUSHED, was released by Entangled Publishing in December 2011. Her second and third books, HOLLOWED and SUICIDE WATCH, were released in 2012, and her next Entangled book, MADE OF STARS, is slated for October 1st, 2013.
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