Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Release Day Blast and Giveaway: The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending #1) by Rachel Harris @RachelHarrisBks @InkSlingerPR

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch of Rachel Harris' THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING! THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING is the first book in Rachel's The Fine Art of Pretending Series published by Spencer Hill Contemporary.

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The Fine Art of Pretending THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING Synopsis: According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player. With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time. But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.


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An exhale of breath leaves Brandon’s lips, almost like a laugh, and he scoots closer to me on the blanket. I twist my legs under myself, sitting tall as I face him. He cups my chin and tilts it toward him, drowning me in the now dark-green depths of his eyes, the cologne I gave him for his birthday filling my head. It’s woodsy and yummy and I always loved how it smelled on the store testers, but on Brandon, it’s even sexier. My eyes flutter closed, and I inhale again, this time slowly. Goose bumps prickle my arms, and my head gets fuzzy. Brandon slides his hand down the column of my neck and brings the other up, threading his fingers through the hair at my nape. His breath fans across my cheek, and everything south of my bellybutton squeezes tight. When his mouth first meets mine, it’s hesitant, questioning. But as I move my lips with his, he quickly grows bolder, coaxing them apart. Desire, pure and raw, electrifies my veins as his tongue sweeps my mouth. A whimpering sound springs from my chest, and instinctively, I wrap my arms around his neck, tugging him closer. Needing more. My teeth graze his full bottom lip, and I pull it, sucking on it gently. He moans and knots his fingers in my hair, and a thrill dances down my back. Brandon is an amazing kisser, just as I knew he would be. I have no control over my body’s reactions. I lose myself in his lips, his tongue, and his strong arms, forgetting time and space and even my surroundings—until Gabi’s snicker brings reality crashing around us, reminding me we have an audience. And that I’m kissing Brandon. We break apart, out of breath, and stare into each other’s eyes. That was unexpected.  

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  About Rachel Harris: Award-winning and Bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls next door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Emotion, vibrant settings, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books...and kissing. Lots of kissing. An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romance, and LOVES talking with readers.  

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Release Day Blast: As Long As You Love Me (@B #2) By Ann Aguirre @MsAnnAguirre @InkSlingerPR

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We are absolutely ecstatic to bring you the Release Day Launch for Ann Aguirre's AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME! AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME is the second novel in Ann's New Adult Contemporary Romance 2B Trilogy Series, published by Harlequin HQN! If you haven't already read I WANT IT THAT WAY buy it NOW. We can't wait for you all to read it so you can dish with us about it!

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AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME Synopsis: Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother. Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever. Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.
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Mom was asleep, so I checked my email. I had the usual spam, plus notes from all my former roomies, which made me happy. I missed all of them, even Max, though things were unspeakably awkward between us at the end. I opened Nadia’s first: LB! You know I miss you like crazy, right? Courtney’s in your bed right now, and she has completely alphabetized my books. I’m pretty sure there will be a lending library program implemented the next time I get home from work. So how’s Nebraska? Did you find a job yet? Have you started applying to any schools? I have like ten more questions but you’ll get grumpy if I dump them on you all at once. Hug and kiss my family for me, okay? Write back soon or I’m sending my brother to track you down. She didn’t mention the hot single dad she’d broken up with right before I left. Mr. Hot Ginger had dumped Nadia for her own good, which would drive her quietly crazy. I’d felt horrible about the timing, but there was little I could do about it. I hadn’t gotten to know him well before I left, but Ty seemed like a good guy. He was only a few years older than us, but already had a four-year-old. That was the crux of the conflict. Writing back, I didn’t quite nail the tone, talking about Rob too much and inventing interesting anecdotes because there was so little going on. I could’ve mentioned Krista, but Nadia had never been as close to her, and there was some tension by the time she moved. Mostly I didn’t want Nadia to worry; things would be fine once I got a job and had less time to fret about whether I’d made the right decision. I opened Angus’s email next: Hey, you. Got your check. It appears not to be rubber, but I said you didn’t have to pay me back. I hate you for leaving. Come back right now. I’ll wait. This is me, waiting. It’s been at least five minutes. You’re shattering my faith in humanity, Lauren. Take responsibility for it! Not sure what you’ve heard from Nadia, but she’s such a hot mess. I can’t believe you abandoned us. All the light has left my life. All of it! Okay, enough drama. I’m working on getting over Josh. Classes suck but I will survive. (You’re singing it now, aren’t you?) “Damn you, Angus Starr. You know me too well.” I got up on my bed with a hairbrush and sang two verses before reading on. In all seriousness, there is a Lauren-sized hole in my life. Please don’t lose touch. Write soon. Love and hugs, Angus. It was simpler writing back to Angus; our friendship was sweet and uncomplicated. Briefly I considered deleting Max’s email without opening it, but that seemed like an asshole move. In the end, I read it, two lines only: I’m sorry about everything. Take care of yourself.   Grab the whole series today! 
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Indie Author Interview: Welcome L.A. Casey @LAWritesBooks


Welcome to Author Interview Thursday hosted by the Never Too Old for YA and NA Books group on Goodreads. September is our Indie Author Interview month and we're very excited to share it with you!

Today we welcome author L.A. Casey!
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Take it away!


When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I realized I want to be a writer when I finished writing Dominic. I originally wrote his story just to get it out of my head because I would constantly think about the characters and even dream about them, they were literally driving me crazy. I found that writing Dominic was one of the most enjoyable things I have even done, I loved it.

How long does it take you to write a book?

It took me nine weeks to write Dominic, twelve weeks for Alec, and thirteen days for Bronagh.

What do you think makes a great book?

I think having characters a 'real' as you can make makes a great book. I can overlook any aspect of a book once the characters are solid. I like reading and 'watching' them develop.

What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

It's different every time, each day I make sure to write at least 4k words, so times can vary.

How do you balance family and writing

I usually write when my daughter is in school or when she is sleeping.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

From things I read, watch on t.v., see in real life. Any little thing can spark an idea.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That plot twists can happen at any moment, even when you 95% finish writing your book!

How many books have you written? which is your favorite?

Two full lengths novels, and one novella. I'm quite partial to Dominic because it was the first book I wrote, but I love them all.

Are your characters based on anyone you know ?

I usually take different aspects of different peoples personalities and mesh the together for a character.

Do you have a favourite place you love to write?

My bedroom, it's quite and I need silence when I write otherwise I get distracted.

How hard is it to get published?

I'm sure it's very hard, but I haven't tried the publishing route, I'm quite happy with self-publishing.

What do your family and friends think about your books?

They surprisingly love them. I hid it for awhile because I wasn't sure what they would think but everyone is delighted for me. I've a really big family and all my cousins, aunties and uncles have bought copies of my books. They're brilliant.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Read. If I have nothing to do I could happily sit down and read for hours.

Do you have any suggestions to help aspiring writers better themselves and their craft? if so what are they?Write, write and write some more. Don't give up. Don't change your story or writing style to suit others. Stay true to you.


As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

I wanted to be an archaeologist for years because I love history so much.

What are your favourite books and which authors inspire you?

I hate this question, lol. I've to many favourite books, and too many favourite authors. If I had to go with one author, I'd say Lorelei James. I love her stories, I'd a newspaper if she wrote it.

What are you working on now?

I'm working on my second novella, Keela, in the Slater Brothers series! :)

 Thank you for interviewing me!!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! It was great having you! Good luck with your series.
L.A. Casey photo 7759811_zps3678a729.jpgL.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty-three year old stay at home mother to an almost two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her five year old - going on thirty - beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

She is the author of Amazon Bestselling book series, Slater Brothers.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Storm (Salt #2) by Danielle Elliison @DanielleEWrites @NereydaG1003

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Welcome to The Cover Contessa's blog tour stop for Storm by Danielle Ellison!

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Release Date: 09/29/14
Entangled Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Up until recently, Penelope was a witch with no magic. After having it stolen by a demon when she was just a child, Penelope had been forced to rely on sharing others’ powers as she went through the grueling training required to become an elite demon hunter. Now Penelope has more magic than she’s ever known. And when you’re this powerful, who needs salt to keep the demons away?

But power has a dark side.


Carter Prescott just wants to hunt demons and be with Penelope. But suddenly, witches who formerly had no magic are developing terrible, out-of-control powers. Now the world Carter swore to protect isn’t just endangered by malicious demons―it’s threatened by the same witches who once defended it. And Carter is horrified to see his girlfriend starting to change. Stronger. More powerful. Unrecognizable. It’s just a matter of time before Penelope changes into something far beyond his worst fears...


Let's hear from one of Danielle's characters! Take it away, Carter!



Character interview: Carter.

Tell us a joke.
I’m not really a joke person…

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Well, it would depend on a several factors. The size of the woodchuck. The density of the wood, the position of the woodchuck in relation to the wood. The velocity and acceleration of the woodchuck and the wood. You could figure it out with detailed information—not that I’ve thought about since woodchucks can’t chuck wood.


What was the first thing you noticed about Penelope that caught your eye?
Her determination. She was so into her task, trying to destroy that demon, and it was adorable. I immediately knew there was something about her. 


Do you have any pet peeves?
My dad—he’s the entire pet peeve because everything he does annoys me. 

What’s one thing you wish you could stop? 
The Triad and the way they handle demons, halflings and Statics. It shouldn’t be the way it is – we should all be treated equal. I wish I could stop their views, their decisions, and make them see a better way to exist.

What’s your secret guilty pleasure? 
Demon hunting. It’s borderline obsession.

Tell us a secret. 

I just did.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Carter. Great having you here!

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Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly, talking to imaginary friends, and telling stories. She hasn’t changed much since then. You can still find her pretending to work, talking to imaginary characters, and writing stories.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She is the author of five upcoming novels and you can find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

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Book Blast: Undertow by KR Conway @SharkProse @NereydaG1003


Undertow (Undertow #1)
Release Date: 10/18/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Luckless Eila is unknowingly the last of her kind: Rare. Gifted. Breakable. Stunning Raef is her kind's historic enemy: Soulless. Lethal. Lost. A legendary death 160 years before would set their lives to collide, forcing a beautiful killer to become a savior, a simple wallflower to become a warrior, and ruthless destiny to become a death sentence.

SUMMARY:
High school senior Eila Walker knows that good luck skips over her like an Easter Bunny on Speed. So when she inherits her grandmother's million-dollar Cape Cod home, she is downright shocked. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself.

A self-proclaimed loner and previous-social reject, Eila thinks she's hit the jackpot when drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow. But being hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow slams the brakes on bliss – especially when Raef storms to her aid with coal-black eyes and iron-like strength.

Eila, entirely freaked, demands an explanation and Raef comes clean, revealing that neither of them are average humans but rather the genetic remnants of an angelic pissing-match gone wrong. Eila supposedly can channel the power of human souls, while Raef is quite adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-ass warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA.

Now sought by Raef’s own family for her destructive ability, Eila must trust him to watch her back. But when a quest for information goes terribly wrong, Eila is suddenly left with only two options: become a weapon for the enemy or follow in her Gram’s fearless footsteps to save those she loves. Unfortunately she needs a willing enemy to ignite her suicidal energy and the only one she trusts has been guarding her butt and scorching her lips.

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Eila’s POV:
I slammed the driver’s door shut and walked around the back towards Ana who was sliding out her side. Her walking boot was awkward, but soon would thankfully be retired. She wobbled slightly on the slick ground, but Kian was quickly next to her, one broad hand on her back.
“I am not a total clutz you know?” she protested, cursing the slushy driveway.
Kian slid her a sly smile. “Yeah, well . . . knowing your luck, you will slip and break the other leg and then I will be giving you piggy back rides everywhere. Actually, I could get down with that arrangement.”
Ana punched him in the arm, but then slipped. He grabbed her quickly and pinned her to his side. “Jeez woman! It wasn’t a dare!”
“Will you just help me get inside already?” she sighed, gripping the front of his leather jacket tighter as she slowly made her way across the slick ground to the door. I followed, trying not to smile as she and Kian continued to argue about everything, including the size of the snowflakes.

About the Author
I have been a journalist for 15 years and serve on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center. I also drive a 16-ton school bus because I am ENTIRELY NUTS.

In addition to working jobs that should come with a warning label , I hold a BA in Psychos (Forensic Psych), torment the tourists about Jaws, and occasionally jump from the Town Neck bridge in an attempt to reclaim my youth.

I live on Cape Cod with two smallish humans who apparently are my kids, my fishing-obsessed husband, two canines (adept at both flatulence and snoring), and a cage-defiant lovebird that sleeps in a miniature tent. Nope - that's not a type-o. The bird is quite the indoor camper.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blog Tour: The Schwarzchild Radius by Gustavo Florentin @gflorentin6 @CuriosityQuills

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Welcome to The Cover Contessa's stop on The Schwarzchild Radius blog tour!

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Rachel, an 18-year-old Columbia University student, descends into the netherworld of runaways and predators to find her sister, Olivia, who has suddenly disappeared.

After getting a job in a strip joint where Olivia worked, then doing private shows in the homes of rich clients, Rachel discovers that Olivia has been abducted by a killer who auctions the deaths of young girls in an eBay of agony.

When she finds Olivia, Rachel becomes the killer’s next target.

Genre: detective mystery-thriller

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Re-Release­­: September 23, 2014.

Cover Artist: Andrea Garcia            (http://andyg4rcia.com/)

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This book will take you for a ride that you'll want to get off, but you just can't tear yourself away from it until you know how it all turns out. Initially I wasn't too sure what to make of this book, but about an eighth of the way in it really picked up and the storyline became much clearer. This book has strong female protagonists who survive in some of the worst conditions and depravity known to humans. The question is, can they survive long enough to get themselves out, using only their wits, and relying on each other when possible?

Rachel is absolutely brilliant. At 18 she goes to Columbia University and is fast-tracked for a Nobel Prize according to everyone who knows her. And her adopted sister is just as brilliant, set to enroll in Harvard at the tender age of 16. These two girls have the world at their feet, and are extremely close. Or so Rachel thought, until Olivia disappears and all kinds of strange things come to light. But Rachel doesn't care what her sister has gotten herself tangled up in, she's determined to find her before it's too late.

Rachel is a fount of strength, which she must rely on if she's going to survive the shock and horror of retracing, and following in, Olivia's steps. Her first time stripping in a peepshow joint is almost too much for her, but thoughts of what might be happening to Olivia keep her going, and coming back shift after shift. Especially because she knows Olivia is on borrowed time. As a diabetic on insulin she needs regular shots to stay alive, and she only ever carries enough for one day.

As Rachel delves deeper and deeper into the seedy underbelly of NYC and the depraved men who live there, she learns more than she wants to know about what Olivia was doing. And eventually she understands why, which leads her to take up where Olivia left off. Now Rachel is struggling to save not one life but two. Will her own life be hanging in the balance before all is said and done?

Florentin has done an excellent job of developing the raw emotions of predator and prey in this mentally stimulating story. He does an incredible job of defining the antagonists, how they think, and in at least one case, how he became who he is by the time Olivia crosses his path. The horror of what goes on is very visceral, and sadly it probably has its roots in reality, if it isn't happening in similar ways as I write this review.


The arc of the story is well blended to match the character development, as well as the pacing of the increasing levels of suspense. Without a doubt this book will keep you up late at night, unable to set it down until you've read the very last page. It may keep you up well after that, but that is an entirely different issue. . . Or is it? While this is rated for teens and young adults, I wouldn't want my soon to be 14-year-old niece reading this anytime soon. I'd say 18 would be about the youngest I'd recommend for this book, but that's just one woman's opinion. Maybe it would be good for younger girls who are more prone to become runaways or slip through the cracks - hopefully they might think twice about trying it on their own after reading this. That's not to say this book should be rated differently, but it does contain some very disturbing scenes. On the other hand it also demonstrates the power of love and of human perseverance, so it balances out fairly evenly. Regardless, it is a powerful read, and one well worth your time if you enjoy suspense, strong characters, and excellent pacing.


Gustavo Florentin photo GustavoFlorentin_zpsa0a64ab9.pngGUSTAVO FLORENTIN was born in Queens, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University of New York. He spent a decade in the defense industry, working on the F-14 fighter jet and classified electronic warfare projects.

After the fall of the Soviet Union many thought America wouldn’t need weapons anymore. While others waited for the “peace dividend,” he moved on to the financial sector in New York where he is currently a network engineer. His passions include violin, travel to exotic destinations and exploring worldwide conspiracies. He’s currently working on his third novel in his New Jersey home.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cover Reveal: Rebellion (Elysium Chronicles #3) by J.A. Souders @jasouders @RockstarBkTours

J.A. Souders and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover for REBELLION, book 3 in the Elysium Chronicles releasing in June 5, 2015! Check out the gorgeous cover and enter to win the books!




On to the reveal! 





Title: REBELLION
Author: J.A. Souders
Publisher: TOR Teen
Pub. Date: June 9, 2015
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About J.A. Souders 
J.A. SOUDERS is the author of the Elysium Chronicles and lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and two children where she spends her time writing about the monsters under the bed, day dreaming about living in an underwater colony, and failing miserably at playing video games.


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Stacking the Shelves #37

 photo STSmall_thumb2_zps82241b59.pngStacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Edge of Disaster by A.M. Hargrove
Campus Crush by Ashelyn Drake

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Stay With Me (Wait for You #3) by J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

For review. Thanks Simon and Schuster, Author Jeff Gunhus, Harlequin Teen, and Amulet Books!

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Winterspell (Winterspell #1) by Claire Legrand

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Blast: Orenda by Ruth Silver @writeawaybliss @NereydaG1003


Orenda (Orenda #1)
Release Date: 04/13/14
Patchwork Press

Summary from Goodreads:
Join forces with a parallel universe. 

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for. 

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.


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Ten things I’ve learned since I started writing
1. Build an author platform
2. Social media is key.
3. Read books daily (especially your genre or target market)
4. Write reviews for other books. Understand what you like and don’t as a writer.
5. Build a website or better yet a book blog
6. Create a Street Team. Recruit your fans
7. Attend author events (UtopYA was AWESOME)
8. Don’t listen to every bit of advice you receive. Write for you. Otherwise you’ll make no one happy.
9.  Keep a notebook handy near my bedside. As I’m tired and start to fall asleep, sometimes I get worthwhile ideas for where to take the next chapter. By morning I’ll forget it if I hadn’t written it down.

10. People will inevitably forget to tell you that they saw you dedicated the book to them.

About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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